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Title: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 17, 2008 01:27:52 AM
Swap name: New Zealand only Swap Rnd 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: MelancholyMiss
Sign-up date range: 03/16/08 - 03/24/08

I'm away from 29 March to 2 April, I will have limited internet access while I'm away, but will try to check in during that time[/size]
Date to send item by: 04/14/08



T h e   G a l l e r y   i s
H E R E (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237680.0)


Just a reminder ladies, you are meant to PM me When You Send and When You Receive :)
You will need to know that if you do swaps in the future :)





Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? New Zealand

Age requirement? 13yrs (with permission from parental units, I don't think we any young Kiwis anyway)

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES






Details of swap:
Round 2 (as far as i know) of New Zealand only.  Maybe we'll get a few more takers this time round!
You will be crafting: 1 Large, 1 medium and 1 Small
We have no particular theme, we will be making items according to our partners favourite things, colours and themes in the questionnaire.  (PMing each other is also very helpful!)


Please post in this thread once a week, so we know you're still alive ;)
Don't forget to PM me aswell as your partner when you send AND receive!  This is very important. Make sure you keep your receipt, it has an Item Identifier number on it!






If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: NZ Only Rnd 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:

Confirm that are at least 13 years old: Yes/No
What kind of crafts do you do?
Any specific kind of crafts/items you would like to receive?
Favorite themes?
Favorite colors?
Any other info that will help you partner?
Anything you would NOT like to receive?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens (pets etc) or smoke in your home?
Do you have access to a camera to take/post pictures in the gallery?  (If yes, you will be expected to post pics within a few days of receiving otherwise your partner can post them for you)




IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND ME YOUR INFO VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.



Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

List of Approved Swappers
01. MelancholyMiss (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=36063)
02. amc5 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=15650)
03. monkey_girl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=118566)
04. infiniteink (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=125353)
05. elowezil (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=129371)
06. bubblegum_phoenix (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=127817)



PARTNERS
MelancholyMiss ---> bubblegum_phoenix
amc5 ---> elowezil
monkey_girl ---> infiniteink







Here's a link to some info about swapping (http://craftster.org/swapsinfo.html#anchor3)


And here is info on sizing :D I find a combo of time and size to be the best way to decide.

By Time
-Big = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Little = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Big = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Big = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less


PM me if you need any help  :D  I'm online alot
But remember I'm away from 29 March to 2 April, I will have limited internet access while I'm away, but will check in during that time


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on March 17, 2008 04:36:28 PM
Wicked, all done.

fingers x'd for more participants!!!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 17, 2008 05:21:47 PM
Woohoo, got your form and you have your "In Progress" feedback :)

fingers x'd for more participants!!!
Yes!  *sends good vibes*


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: cardigan on March 18, 2008 07:06:00 PM
I think I'm going to have to sit this one out guys, I just bought a one way ticket to hamilton and I leave on friday,
Dont know how much crafting Im going to get done up there  ;)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 18, 2008 10:34:42 PM
I think I'm going to have to sit this one out guys, I just bought a one way ticket to hamilton and I leave on friday,
Dont know how much crafting Im going to get done up there  ;)

 :'(


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: Raenef on March 21, 2008 01:20:42 AM
So cool that you are organising this MM.

Unfortunately I won't be able to join as I'm going to be very busy in the next month with my graduation, quitting my job and various other things.
Hopefully once I've left my job (which sucks up *all* my time) I'll be able to start swapping again.  :(


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 21, 2008 01:23:17 AM
Awwwwwww too bad you can't join us!

Quitting work sounds like fun! :P


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: infiniteink on March 21, 2008 03:17:20 PM
I am sooooooo there ;D... lets get this thing going :-\.. I am on a resin fest at the moment. :o 4 litres and counting mwhahahaha  bring it on  :o ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 21, 2008 04:16:35 PM
I'm still working through my litre :P  I can so never be bothered mixing... cleaning... stinking... lol, i'm so lazy!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 22, 2008 08:45:24 PM
5 Swappers!  I'm crossing my fingers for one more!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 23, 2008 03:40:29 AM
hey what do you know, Im a kiwi, Im not currently doing a swap (or ever have done a swap - be gentle) and Im one person! spose I could give this a crack  :D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 23, 2008 03:56:58 AM
Welcome, number 6 :D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 23, 2008 05:52:24 PM
Hi!  ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 23, 2008 05:53:25 PM
Everyones partner info has just gone out!  Have fun :D :)


Hi!  ;D

Hi Partner :P


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 23, 2008 06:36:25 PM
Ill stop grinning like a loon soon  ;D my cats not helping though (shes trying to eat my pancakes) kinda nervous, never swapped before. But Im hoping youll be nice to me lol.  ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 23, 2008 06:54:34 PM
I'm the only one of us who's swapped before, I've done 11 :D
We've got 5 newbs, I should have called it the Kiwi Newbie Swap :P hehe  So you're all pretty much in the same boat. Well, apart from you bubbles lol


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 23, 2008 07:00:21 PM
yeeeeaaaaa..... lol. good thing I like a challenge. Sleeps overated lol. thats alright, you have to deal with my allergies  ;D (again with the grinning face  ::))


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on March 23, 2008 07:15:51 PM
Oh yes this is going to be a mega challenge!!!


Damn i wish the bunnies where around all the time  :-X


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 23, 2008 08:06:08 PM
I think you'll be ok ;)  Stalk elowezils posts, that might give you an idea of the kind of things she likes :)

Some of the partners might seem a bit random (or maybe all of them might :P)  But I just had to do my best since there were only a few of us ;)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on March 23, 2008 08:25:13 PM
It'll be all good, will be nice to make different some stuff, and a good excuse to peruse the internet for ideas!
 :)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: infiniteink on March 23, 2008 11:15:53 PM
wow what fun. Feeling a little nervy now lol. But very excited too. This is going to be fun.


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 23, 2008 11:45:50 PM
It can be pretty scary but should be pretyt fun too :D
I don't usually do much craftiung without a reason, I've been crating up a storm since I started swapping :D



I  just  updated  the  first  post  with
a  link  to  some  Swapping  Info  and
Information  on  Sizing  :)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: monkey_girl on March 24, 2008 12:02:04 AM
Yah! So excited about my first ever swap:)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: infiniteink on March 24, 2008 12:08:41 AM
haha me too. Bring on the daylight hours and my collection of treasures to play with.  (at home and all my creating treasures are at our shop).. Got one cool idea already from reading your profile.. Not telling.. man I stink at keeping good secrets lol.


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 24, 2008 02:33:15 AM
the worst thing about making cool stuff is I just want to show it off  :D but thats ok, Ill show my SO and make him give me praise. Although he has been laughing at me, Im a bit dangerous with glue and I got into the glue today. Gives you a really good facial...  ::)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 24, 2008 02:38:19 AM
The good thing about organising is you get to know secrets ;)  And people tell you what they're planning :D  And you get to help out.

I feel a bit bad for my partner though, I can't help her too much :(  But bubblegum, if you need help, let me know and i'll direct you to someone you can talk(type) to :D

the worst thing about making cool stuff is I just want to show it off  :D
I feel your pain!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 24, 2008 04:16:19 AM
lol, hey dont worry. One thing Ive noticed is that we seem to have alot in common. heehee Ive been cyber stalking (checking etsy etc) and having fun. Some of the stuff youve tagged Ive drooled over. Im just worried that the stuff Im thinking of making you might already have!!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: elowezil on March 24, 2008 06:41:25 PM
Had a wonderful play this morning (after I spent an hour cleaning all the junk off my desk!), so am getting into this swap thing now ... whoohooooo!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 25, 2008 02:15:43 AM
heehee Ive been cyber stalking (checking etsy etc) and having fun. Some of the stuff youve tagged Ive drooled over. Im just worried that the stuff Im thinking of making you might already have!!
If i have it on those lists, then i don't already own one, of, whatever it might be :P


...(after I spent an hour cleaning all the junk off my desk!)...
Eww cleaning :P lol ;)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 25, 2008 04:23:29 PM
Oh awesome lol  ;D urgh ran out of stash so get to go shopping today abd try to find what Im after. Wish we had a spotlight. Theyd make a killing off me alone. When we go to Nelson I get dropped off at Spotlight and Ryan picks me up an hour later (or when I txt him asking 'where are you?')


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 25, 2008 05:16:58 PM
We dont have it either, I wish we did!  We have crappy supplies here :(


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: elowezil on March 25, 2008 07:46:42 PM
Had an hour session at the dentist this morning, so to treat myself for being so brave (I HATE going to the dentist!), I've had a good couple of hours making swap stuff while the anaesthetic shots in my mouth wear off.  Fun fun fun ...!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 26, 2008 03:49:41 PM
That doesnt sound good at all elowezil. hope everything went ok. Found out that our little shop called "Pins and Needles" has some craft stuff, yay. So thats better than relying on the Warehouse. Oh and we have a new beading shop too. But I havent been in there yet, bit worried Id pick up another hobby and beads are a pain to pick up off the carpet  ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 26, 2008 06:45:38 PM
Ah the crafting is going well. Was telling my younger sis about some of the stuff Im thinking of making for my partner and she got all jealous and huffy... and shes 19 years old. Now Im going to be really busy as I have a feeling Im going to be requested to make two of everything to make her happy  ::)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on March 26, 2008 10:09:43 PM
She must have good taste :P


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 27, 2008 04:32:01 PM
Oh man, the thing I made today may not make it to you MM, I want it so much I may be forced to make more purely for my own entertainment. Ashs taste is ok, she likes me making her stuff so I think half her problem is someone else is getting the stuff shes ment to get lol. I want to make her a Yukka tree for her bday... I have no idea what it is or looks like but shes not getting a real one - she has a black thumb, not a brown thumb, she kills everything. Even cactii!!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: geek-pride on March 29, 2008 03:22:29 PM
Oh no! I didn't have web access for a while and I missed the cut-off! Sigh :(
Maybe next time. It sounds like you are all really inspired! I'm dure you'll all have a great time!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: elowezil on March 31, 2008 12:04:23 AM
I mailed my goodie package to amc5 (Amy), my swap partner, today.  Happy mailbox-watching Amy!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 31, 2008 04:15:32 PM
oh man, a send already lol. Im arguing with my last item, driving me insane


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on April 01, 2008 06:22:13 PM
Woo it has arrived, do I open it or do I wait until I have sent mine?  ???

I'm still halfway through making my bits and bobs.


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on April 01, 2008 06:53:46 PM
haha & whats with the crazy avatar pics?


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 01, 2008 07:01:00 PM
April fools day  :D which of course for us was yesterday  ::) I got a hell of a fright when I logged in and saw the John Travolta instead of me and ryan in my avatar  ;D
Got one part of the last item completed today, finally. I got sidetracked while waiting for some stuff to arrive and made Aroha the kiwi and a painting of my goldfish  :D Im such a dork.
Not completly happy with how my last item turnd out, finding the right stuff down here is really hard and I couldnt convince my SO to drive to Nelson so I could pick it all up  :D but Im hoping MM will love it all anyway


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: elowezil on April 01, 2008 07:10:23 PM
Oh pleeeese open it Amy!  I want to know what you think ...!  (you're right - I don't have an ounce of patience in me! LOL)   


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 01, 2008 07:13:47 PM
open it now I guess lol, none of us have any idea whats going on and the only person whos ever swapped is away on holiday lol. You know you want a peek


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on April 01, 2008 08:23:57 PM
WOW! I opened it! Lucky I had to go out cause I kept glancing at the package while I was trying to work!  ;D
Amazing! thank you so much. Going to take some pics right now before I have go out again so I can gush some more and every1 can see the fabulousness.


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on April 02, 2008 03:02:46 AM
Just remembered we need to post pics in a gallery thread - so will pop pics up again there later.


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 02, 2008 06:53:26 AM
wow, thats so cool  :D good job elowezil  ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 02, 2008 04:32:03 PM
Yep that's right you dont need to wait ;)  We did in the Christmas swap, but we'd all given in by x-mas eve ;)

T h e   G a l l e r y   i s
H E R E (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237680.0)


Just a reminder ladies, you are meant to PM me When You Send and When You Receive :)
You will need to know that if you do swaps in the future :)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 05, 2008 02:14:09 AM
its seems when ever I craft I must make a mess  ;D covered in paint and glue and cotton bits and felt today. Im doing 4 different things and only one for MM, sorry chick  :D Im almost done, just fighting with the last piece then off to the post office  ;)
Does anyone know if I can send in my own box or do I have to buy a NZ Post box to be able to send it?  ???
Having a blast making stuff to send, having to keep reminding myself that its ONE small, ONE medium and ONE large  :D just got pointed out I have paint in my hair  :P... Im just so smart  ::)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 05, 2008 02:25:24 AM
its seems when ever I craft I must make a mess  ;D covered in paint and glue and cotton bits and felt today. Im doing 4 different things and only one for MM, sorry chick  :D Im almost done, just fighting with the last piece then off to the post office  ;)
Does anyone know if I can send in my own box or do I have to buy a NZ Post box to be able to send it?  ???
Having a blast making stuff to send, having to keep reminding myself that its ONE small, ONE medium and ONE large  :D just got pointed out I have paint in my hair  :P... Im just so smart  ::)

If you want to make heaps, I dont mind :P  lol

In swaps you have to keep in mind, that if you decide to send extras, your partner won't know to be able to return that favour :P

Yup you can send in your own box :)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 05, 2008 02:44:59 AM
phew, glad I can send in my own box. Means I have an excuse to keep more boxes :P Im keeping it to the limit so you can stop stressing. Cant believe I have paint in my hair though. I paint with my fingers. Theres none on my clothes or face (that Ive been told of) just in my hair. Cats have been chased off the couch and are sulking. They love it when Im crafting, I give them the bits of cotton or scrap felt to play with or they just sit there and snuggle. But they dont like the smell of super glu and I dont want them to put paint everywhere. Hows your crafting going? Not many other swappers here chatting are there


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 05, 2008 02:59:46 AM
I just bought something that you are going to love!  Also i went to town on Friday and bought something for your large :)  The other thing that i need for it should be here on Monday, in the package of craft stuff my boy is sending from auckland cause there was too much fabric to fit in my suitcase :P  Never crossed my mind that i should have just bought back what i needed for you lol. silly silly


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 05, 2008 03:00:41 AM
Not many other swappers here chatting are there

Nope :(  Seems like most of the Kiwis aren't too into this forumy thing lol


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 05, 2008 06:09:17 AM
yea, and it sucks cos it means I cant pinch any ideas  :P not thats Id do that... lol.... not this round anyway. Made myself some fake tonsils that Im going to post later on. Had a Drs appointment with a specialist all the way over from Chch today and he told me Im getting mine removed. Finally. So the ones Ive made today Im putting into something to look like a petri dish and stabbing them with pins  :D pay back. Have had 6 cases of Strep and almost constant sore throat, he couldnt believe how pitted they are (the strep has eaten away at the tissue, they look like pinkish gray moonrock) any ideas what to use as a petri dish? was thinking maybe a shallow beading container?


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: elowezil on April 05, 2008 03:13:48 PM
Glad I got my swap off early so now I can sit back and wait to see what everyone else gets!  I always check in on the NZ forum every day to see what's up and enjoy reading what everyone is doing.  BubPhoe what are you making with the felt that you mentioned?  I've been doing a lot with felt lately - it's so easy (no overlocking of seams or fraying!), so if you have any small offcuts you don't want to throw away, I'd be happy to do a swap of some kind with you.  Where do you get the best selection of coloured felt?  This bracelet is one of a few I've made with felt (my DD sells them to her friends, or mostly just keeps them ...!  I really MUST get my etsy shop set up and make myself some $$ so I can buy more stuff!  The world needs more 'stuff'!!!

I've also made a few more pairs of chandelier earrings like I made for amc5's swap package. 
Happy Sunday everyone!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: demekah on April 05, 2008 03:15:24 PM
I love that bracelet. It's so cute!


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 05, 2008 05:21:58 PM
Im making kiwis at the moment, I designed a kiwi pattern last week and posted it and a few people asked for one so Im making them one. Felt chices in Greymouth suck the big one. Its about $1.50 for the felt squares and then you only get a selection of 12 colours, so I go to Nelson (my SO is originally from there, so we go up to see his Mum and Dad and Step Mother) and spend ages in Spotlight  ;D Ive even got a VIP card. Can easily spend $80 in there, any more and I run out of room in the car. 20g bags of dacron for about $3 I think it was, versus $7 down here and felts about $1 a square and thats before I whip out my VIP card. They have polymer clay too, and cross stitch stuff plus home stuff. Wish we had a Spotlight down here.
I love how felts so easy to work with, it cracks me up when people say its the material for learners, I made my own poppet out of felt and am looking at doing another one to send to Brit from felt too. Its easier to handsew  ;D
Those chandler earring are awesome, a bit big for me, I forget to take earrings out when I go to work and I could just see me getting caught in a machine  ::) of not fitting into my earmuffs. But Id still probly wear them.  Oh I also made tonsils from the felt  ;D think I mentioned it but will mention it again, Im getting my tonsils out and Im really excited, theyve been bugging me for 3 years and now they are going to be gone  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 05, 2008 08:59:48 PM
Sounds like our towns are pretty much the same for supplies :(  I some bits and pieces for resin and stuff when i was in Auck, I can't wait for my fabric to get here!!!!  I bought skully/halloweeny themed fabrics mostly ;)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 05, 2008 09:41:30 PM
lmao, I thought Id be able to find some of that to send to you here. We have a shop called Bernina and its a fabric shop. Wandered through the patchworck section... nope, had a looks see in the other bits... nope, hmm strange. So I asked. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero. And the only felt they has was teeny tiny felt squares. I was gutted. So stomped all the way back to Pins and Needles and stared at pattern books (xstitch patterns of course) for an hour  ;D
I havent even managed to find resin yet, ive been told I can get polymer clay at Paperplus. Finding teddy bear joints were bad enough  ::) my biggest laugh is people say that The Warehouse has a huge craft section... ah no. Not in Greymouth anyway. Ah well, will just have to make another trip to Nelson  :D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 06, 2008 02:48:50 AM
The Warey doesn't have a "big" craft section anywhere!  Its the same stuff, just more of it ;)  I got my resin online i got it on trade me, but I just found I can get it from the peoples website total body shop (http://www.totalbodyshop.co.nz/index.php?cPath=159&osCsid=9f4f6a14a0d662f4a80bf43e376de362)

We have a Bernina too ;)  I did get some cool halloweeny and spidery quilting fabric there :)  Very bright, but fun fabric ;)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 06, 2008 03:44:00 AM
I wanted to get you some black fabric with spider webs so you could make yourself something from it, or use it for what ever. No such luck though. Man its cold, fires going, and Ive got my big (itchy) socks on, may be warmer if I put on pants an a jersey rather than shorts and a halter neck  ::)  :D
Messing round with glue today, made my SO a LOL cat painting, he laughed so hard when he realised it was for him. Its our fav caption too "I has a flavor"


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 07, 2008 12:06:35 AM
Haha!  Cute :D

I've decided to make a bunch of small items, to be your medium :)  I can't remember how many smalls = 1 medium, but so far i have 5, i think, or was it 4? ;)  I made them all last night :P  Anyway it's something thats so much better in multiples!  1 would not be cricket :P


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 07, 2008 07:50:25 AM
lol, you are making me worry I havnt made you enough lol  :-\ but I hope I have. Ive had a blast making stuff and as soon as I get my head around this last item Im boxing it all up and posting it before it finds a home here. Several people (family, friends and work mates) have tried to claim stuff Ive made for you, so Im really hoping I dont have to post an empty box with IOUs in it  ;D already had to put one thing back after it 'magically" appeared in someones car lmao  ;D ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: infiniteink on April 07, 2008 06:30:13 PM
Still alive !! Had the dreaded lurgy last week, still got the cough and hack !Stinks being self employed though, no sick days off!

Working on my little projects, slowly winning, each time I get an idea I go off on another tangent though. Lucky for me we are in the throws of setting up a bead shop. like so many of you there is a cronic shortage of supplies here. I really need a stockup day in Rotorua or Tauranga. Though  if I am honest and ferret in a few boxes and spiderwebbed corners I would be sure to find a  few extra treasures to play with.

Catch you all soon.


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 07, 2008 06:50:43 PM
Hope you feel better asap infiniteink, sucks being sick, and sucks even more that you can chill at home when you are sick


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on April 09, 2008 05:24:19 PM
My Medium and Large thingy-ma-bobs are done, just my small thing to do!  ;D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 09, 2008 07:05:17 PM
Urgh, sick again. I think one of you guys gave it to me  :D
The good news is that Im getting fixed in May  ;D I go in to get my tonsils out, ahhh the joys of health insurance. No waiting time  :D
Just fighting (still) with the last item, I may have to send without. I hope not though. Theres a box sitting behind me with the stuff in it, my cats keep taking stuff out  ::) I hope you dont mind a bit of cat fur MM, the majority of what you are getting is covered, theres just one bit that isnt and they like to play with it. Already had an accident when I took it to town to get bits. People keep poking, pulling and touching it. Grrr


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: MelancholyMiss on April 09, 2008 07:40:46 PM
Urgh, sick again. I think one of you guys gave it to me  :D
The good news is that Im getting fixed in May  ;D I go in to get my tonsils out, ahhh the joys of health insurance. No waiting time  :D
Just fighting (still) with the last item, I may have to send without. I hope not though. Theres a box sitting behind me with the stuff in it, my cats keep taking stuff out  ::) I hope you dont mind a bit of cat fur MM, the majority of what you are getting is covered, theres just one bit that isnt and they like to play with it. Already had an accident when I took it to town to get bits. People keep poking, pulling and touching it. Grrr

I'll have to make sure i let my Renner and Larry and sleep on your presents :P hehhe


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 09, 2008 08:08:50 PM
go for it  ;D the girls will probly roll over it anyway. Whats a bit more cat fur. Ceef brought me a mouse before. Was thrilled. esp cos she put it right beside me, twice. I threw it outside (Im not allowed to bin them cos my SO wants her to be a hunter  ::)) and she brought it back in for me. So now Im shut inside while she sits there throwing a dead mouse around  ::) ik ik ik


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 10, 2008 05:21:37 PM
its boxed and sent. yay. I had to rescue yet another item from my mate who decided she liked it  ::) luckily my cats spied it lol, so warning, one of your items cats love. I dont think kitty should get it though, theyd break it


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: amc5 on April 11, 2008 05:33:24 PM
yay, done!
Posting will have to wait until monday though, all my 3 walking distance post shops are shut until then, and I am using my petrol saving ways at the moment.
Will give me time to focus on packaging though - half the fun!  :D


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: infiniteink on April 11, 2008 08:13:09 PM
wahoo post box is in site. Monday shouold br it. Have been creating up a storm in my little workshop at work. Kept making things but wasn't satisfied! Think I am on track now. Just have to wait for a little paint to dry. phew


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 11, 2008 08:29:16 PM
Lol, you have post office in walking distance? jeez, lucky. I have to drive to town (7mins by car, half an hour walking and its not safe to do so). If I hadnt sent it by now I think everything would be gone, my mate came round to pinch the item she wanted today while I wasnt home, was gutted when she was told it was posted by my SO  ;D
Went to Dunnes Craft show today after netball (we lost badly and have 5 of our players injured including me, and Im not ment to be playing lol). Everytime I pointed something out at Dunnes my SO kept saying I could make that and I could make it better  ;D except the copper works. He had to admit that Id injure myself badly if let lose with a welder  ;D ;D Almost was allowed a fountain from there until he saw the price  ;D ;D $650s not too bad I thought, but its more than I get paid a week lmfao  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Hope everyones having fun and that its all ready to be sent, Im looking forward to seeing it all


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: monkey_girl on April 21, 2008 02:24:47 PM
Yah - my package of super fantastic stuff arrived this morning! I'm at home super sick so it's really brightened up my day - thanks SO SO Much!

Will post pics soon:)


Title: Re: New Zealand only Round 2 (Signup March 16 - 24 SEND 14 April)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 24, 2011 11:52:48 PM
Hey guys! Just to let those of you who dont know that there is another NZ only swap on! Come join in on all the fun  :D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369790.0