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Title: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 02:15:59 PM
GALLERY for Round 9: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245900.0

THERE IS A TON OF INFORMATION IN THIS POSTING, SO PLEASE READ IT VERY CAREFULLY!

Swap name: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 , this swap is for all craftsters that have NEVER participated in a swap!! (OWS participants are the exception to this rule)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kishcrafts
Sign-up date range:04/23/08-04/30/08—or Until Full   
Date to send item by:  05/22/08 <-- this will change, if signups close early, to reflect 3 weeks of crafting time MAXIMUM!

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Yes--24 participants + Me (organizer)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO


All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages, but if you’re under 16, please get your parent’s/guardian’s permission!!!  For real.  Ask mom, dad, older siblings, aunts, uncles, whatever if they’ll mind taking you to the craft store and post office. 

To join this swap you MUST:
--Have at least 15 posts under your belt.
--Have been a Member of Craftster for AT LEAST one month.
--Have NEVER been in a swap on Craftster before.
--Not be participating any other swaps at this time.   


THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION LISTED BELOW; PLEASE READ ALL OF IT VERY CAREFULLY!!
Details of swap:
Here’s the deal:  I know that there are a lot of you who think that swapping sounds like fun, you’re tempted to try, but then, you chicken out.  You think, what if my crafting isn’t as good as my partners?  What if I screw up?  What if I don’t understand how to do this no matter how many times I’ve read the swapping guidelines?  So many “what ifs”!  This is your opportunity to get your feet wet in the swapping pool with folks that are in the same boat!  This is your chance to ask all of the questions that you’ve ever needed answers to! Everyone will be brand new swappers, so no one should feel like they are asking silly questions or feel like they don't have enough experience. Some really amazing things came from the previous newbie swaps and some new friends were made.  So, come on in—the water’s fine!  I will be your guide through the world of swapping.  If you have any questions or concerns throughout this swap, please PM me or post in the forum!  There are some rules that must be followed in order to have an optimal swapping experience.  Some are Craftsters rules, some are mine! If you feel that you cannot abide by the rules of this swap please don't join!!

Here are my rules:
1.YOU MUST POST IN THIS SWAP THREAD AFTER YOU SEND ME YOUR QUESTIONAIRE PM IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED. BEING ACCEPTED IN THE SWAP IS CONTINGENT ON ME SEEING A POST!

2.YOU MUST POST AT LEAST 2 TIMES A WEEK IN THE THREAD.  IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE COMMENT “POOR COMMUNICATION” IN YOUR PROFILE.  FOR A THREE WEEK CRAFTINGTIME, THIS IS ONLY 6 POSTS!!!  EVEN AFTER CRAFTING TIME IS OVER, AND WE MOVE INTO GALLERY TIME YOU NEED TO CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE—NO COMMUNICATION = NERVOUS PARTNERS AND ORGANIZERS!!!  YOU ARE RELEASED FROM YOUR COMMUNICATION OBLIGATION ONLY AFTER BOTH YOU AND YOUR PARTNER HAVE SENT AND RECEIVED!!!

3.YOU MUST COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PARTNER.  IF YOUR PARTNER CONTACTS ME AND SAYS THAT YOU ARE NOT COMMUNICATING WITH THEM, YOU WLL ALSO RECEIVE THE COMMENT “POOR COMMUNICATION” IN YOUR PROFILE.

4.IF I GET THE FEELING THAT SOMEONE MAY BE A FLAKER, I WILL NOT ALLOW THEIR PARTNER TO SEND UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN SENT TO AND RECEIVED!!!

5.WHEN YOU SEND YOUR PM TO JOIN THE SWAP, IF ALL OF YOUR POSTS ON CRAFTSTER CONSIST OF ONLY “NICE JOB”, “GREAT”, AND THEY SHOW NO ACTUAL PARTICIPATION IN THE CRAFTSTER FORUM, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE!

6.MOST IMPORTANTLY:  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE, COMMUICATE WITH YOUR PARTNER, AND/OR CRAFT, PLEASE DO NOT JOIN!!!  THIS MAY SOUND HORRIBLE, BUT I HAVE SEEN TOO MANY FIRST-TIME SWAPPERS GET HOSED BY THEIR PARTNERS AND THAT LEAVES A TERRIBLE TASTE IN SOMEONE’S MOUTH!!!

7. When sending me PMs please put NEWBIES ONLY SWAP 9 in the subject line!

8. Once partners are posted EVERYONE must post a BIO of themselves in the thread! This is MANDATORY!!! This is to help everyone get acquainted with the other swappers and with being an active member in the thread. No personal information needs to be divulged.

9.Keep in regular contact with your swapping partner!!!  Some people end up “talking” more than others, but even if you don’t become fast friends with your partner, check in with them so that they don’t think you’ve fallen off the face of the earth.  Let them know that you’re working on their crafts.  And, most importantly, the more you talk, the more you’ll get to know what they like!

•Now, Craftster’s swapping rules:
1.YOU MUST PM ME AND YOUR PARTNER WHEN YOU SEND AND WHEN YOU RECEIVE.  IF YOU ARE SENDING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST HAVE A DC# (DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER)—THEY COST AN EXTRA $.65-$.70 IN THE US.  WHEN  YOU PM TO SAY YOU HAVE SENT, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR DC NUMBER.  IF YOU ARE SENDING OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY AND CANNOT GET A TRACKING NUMBER, YOU MUST OBTAIN A RECEIPT AND SEND ME A SCAN/PICTURE OF IT AS PROOF OF SHIPPING!!!

2.When you receive your swap package, you will then need to post in the gallery that will be created so that you can show off what you have received.  Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don’t have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send. 
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The crafting requirements:
Let’s do 1 Medium item and 3 small items
(you may do a variation of this—1 large and 2 small, 2 medium and 1 small, etc.). The terms large, medium, and small are all relative.  I like to look at them from a time standpoint—Large=3 or more hours, Medium=2-3 hours, and a Small being 2 hours or less. 
This is so important: IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEND MORE THAN THE REQUIRED AMOUNT, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER FIRST!!!  IF YOU AGREE TO SEND EACH OTHER MORE THAN THIS, FINE!

And again, ask any question—there is no question that has been asked so many times that it can’t be asked again! And just a reminder, I WILL NOT be crafting in this swap unless it becomes necessary for me to be a Swap Angel!  I’m here to organize and guide!

•One more thing….keep in mind when filling out the questionnaire that the more flexible you are about what you receive, the easier it is to pair you up!  Personally, I like to allow my swap partners the flexibility to craft the things they love to craft—while keeping in mind my tastes.  Also, please do not ask for items that are completely out of the realm of possibility—your partner is not going to knit you a sweater in three weeks, and if you give them no other ideas, it’s going to be difficult to figure out what to craft you!  Also, I do believe that mentions of anything that can be perceived as “controversial” (i.e. religion, politics, etc.) should be left out of your questionnaire UNLESS it pertains to what you can/can’t receive from someone.  Then, AND ONLY THEN, it should be stated in this way:  “Due to religious, political, personal beliefs, I do not want to receive anything that is (fill in the blank).”  ***********************************************
If you want to participate, please send this information to the organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap:  Newbie Swap Round 9
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:(please type it as it would need to be printed on the front of your package)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Can you confirm that you are 13 years of age or older? yes/no

1.What sorts of things are you most comfortable crafting?
1B. What is your skill level? (ultra newbie, middle of the road, uber crafter, etc)
2.Is there anything that you would really like made for you?
2B. Is there a craft skill you would like an item made out of (crochet, sewing, clay, paper craft, etc)
3.Favorite colors?
4.Colors you really don't like?
5.Are there any fabrics/yarns that you cannot stand?
6.Skin or Food Allergies?
7.Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
8.Do you own a dog? a cat? fish? turtles? etc...
9.Are you interested in receiving any type of clothing/socks/slippers?  If so, list your sizes here:
10.Do you have access to a digital camera so that you can take pictures of what you receive and post them in the gallery?
11.Is there anything that you absolutely would not want?
Tell your partner something about yourself.  Please go crazy here—the more info, the better:

***please don't forget to make your first post in the swap thread, put in it that you sent in your questionnaire and why you decided to join in and/or how excited/anxious/happy/thrilled you are to be doing your first swap!!!


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER 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.

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AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE:

***I will add all new participants into the swap and put "in progress" feedback in their swap profile the following evening after I receive the completed questionnaire and you have made your first post in the swap thread.

1. kishcrafts
2. summerluvin_ca
3. DeannaLynn06
4. KidWithKemikals
5. littlebiskit
6. ambiguous.miss
7. skababy
8. Solipsist87
9. Ja
10. BendyBones
11. pixelpup2001
12. CANE
13. Karaoke
14. SewFixated
15. kreestar
16. AromaRageST
17. Destined To Fail
18. Melziebabee
19. magadoo
20. avari20
21. pinkie_poh
22. DanniQuee
23. Sparky1982
24. lindyv321
25. diablita




Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 02:16:34 PM
reserved for partners:

summerluvin_ca - pinkie_poh
pinkie_poh - summerluvin_ca

DeannaLynn06 - Solipsist87
Solipsist87 - DeannaLynn06

KidWithKemikals - Kreestar
kreestar - KidWithKemikals

littlebiskit - Ja
Ja - littlebiskit

ambiguous.miss - Destined To Fail
Destined To Fail - ambiguous.miss

skababy - CANE
CANE - skababy

BendyBones - Melziebabee
Melziebabee - BendyBones

pixelpup2001 - Karaoke
Karaoke - pixelpup2001

SewFixated - diablita
diablita - SewFixated

AromaRageST - avari20
avari20 - AromaRageST

magadoo - lindyv321
lindyv321 - magadoo

DanniQuee - Sparky1982
Sparky1982 - DanniQuee


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 02:17:03 PM
Links to previous NEWBIES ONLY SWAPS:
Round #2 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147887.0
Round #3 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157713.0
Round #4 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171276.0
Round #5 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180747.0
Round #6 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193098.0
Round #7 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=220442.0
Round #8 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230676.0

I just wanted to give you some info on a popular thing that craftsters use a lot! It is called a WIST.

What is Wists? Wists is a shopping wishlist service where you can create visual list of things you want or recommend from any online store or website. It works like bookmarking a webpage, except that you get to choose a thumbnail image to associate with your bookmark. you can find out more at www.wists.com
Here is the link to mine. So you can see what a wist looks like.
http://www.wists.com/kishcrafts
I put things in it that I would like to own or have crafted for me in swap. It is a helpful guideline and resource for your partner. They may not make the things on your WIST exactly as they are in the pictures but they can get an idea of what you enjoy and would love to own.
Once you make your WIST you can then add it to your signature under all of your posts here on craftster. Hope you all decide to make a WIST!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 23, 2008 02:45:35 PM
You know that I am totally in on this. I'm working on the PM right now (in between running to the kitchen to make sure the pasta doesn't burn!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: hannahkarina on April 23, 2008 03:11:31 PM
I'm currently doing a personal swap, but have never done any Organized swaps.
Also, I've only been a member since the 6th.

So can I still qualify?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 23, 2008 03:15:33 PM
I'm currently doing a personal swap, but have never done any Organized swaps.
Also, I've only been a member since the 6th.

So can I still qualify?

I don't think so. You have to be a member for a month. But i've been lurking and kish is awesome and has been starting them every couple of months.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Mikilana on April 23, 2008 03:25:30 PM
what are OWS swaps?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 03:35:45 PM
OWS= ongoing wish swaps

I'm currently doing a personal swap, but have never done any Organized swaps.
Also, I've only been a member since the 6th.

So can I still qualify?

unfortunatly no. sign ups are only running for 1 week or until full at 25 participants. if you don't feel like waiting until the next round begins, usually in a few months
there are tons of great swaps out there.

happy crafting!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on April 23, 2008 04:35:59 PM
i just sent my questionaire, and I am totally excited. I have been wanting to do a swap for awhile. I can't wait to hear back!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 23, 2008 07:24:25 PM
I sent in my questionaire!! Ive been looking forward to this swap for a while too and Im glad I only have a few weeks left of school so I can dive in! =D Truth be told Im also a little nervous. haha.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 23, 2008 07:56:18 PM
I'm all sent in and ready to go.  I might just pee my pants waiting for my partner to be assigned.  Think they'll make me new pants?   :-X   Heeheehee.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 07:57:33 PM
hahhahaa! SO funny!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 23, 2008 08:42:09 PM
Hehehe.!

I just sent in my questionare.! I think I'm going to be late for work now. DOH.!

oh well. I'm super excited. I think a little bit of wee came out too littlebiskit
(My friend and I have a saying for when we're super excited about something - seeing a band going to music festivals. "I'm so excited a little bit of pee came out.!")

I really don't want to go to work. I want partners posted so I can jump in and get messy.!

But I guess going to work will make the time go faster.!

Argh.!

D:


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on April 24, 2008 03:04:16 AM
Okay.  Have taken the plunge & submitted the questionnaire.  Now I'm petrified.

*waves nervously*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 24, 2008 08:03:05 AM
Yay.! I'm on the list

*gulp*

Now it's official.! Scary.

 :-X


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 24, 2008 10:01:39 AM
So i sent in my questionaire! i'm super nervous and excited, and actually can't wait to get myself a partner... I already have ideas brewing on how i want to send my package, and how i can set up my craft room for optimal space. ;D

yey!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 24, 2008 10:04:53 AM
It's so silly, I was so pumped when I saw the in progress marker on my profile page!  Super excited to get going, and I've already got so many ideas going.  I never thought I'd be the type of person who has multiple projects going on at once, but this whole crafting thing has muddled my brain.  So many ideas!

The first 20 days of the month are always tough for me at work (I do sales taxes, most of which are due on the 20th) so it will be nice to have something to unwind with in the evenings after my little one is in bed.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 24, 2008 10:07:57 AM
I'm too excited for this sitting here thinking..."come on people! sign up already so we can start crafting" LOL  

I can't wait until the partners are listed and then the actual crafting. woohoo. I love hand crafted gifts.

skababy- i love your avatar pic. Is your furry baby a jack?

littlebiskit- i know what you are saying about the multi crafts. My concern is that my 10 and 6 yr old girls will try to lay claim to whatever I craft. (as more often than not that is what they do)


Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: angeltreats on April 24, 2008 10:09:44 AM
Oh I so want to do a newbie swap!  But I have too much going on right now with exams at the end of May and planning a wedding. 

If there's another one soonish I will definitely sign up, but I'm going to stalk this one anyway to see what lovely stuff you guys make!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 24, 2008 10:21:07 AM

I know what you mean! lol
I was so excited to see my name on the list. I cant wait to get a partner and get crafting!
weee!!!

so I thought Id ask here, but I tried to set up a Wists account thing except I cant get anything to actually Wist.
I click the "add to Wists" and nothing... anyone have any ideas?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on April 24, 2008 11:14:16 AM
Sent my questionare! I'm so excited, I've been wanting to do a swap for awhile now! *dances*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 25, 2008 04:50:34 AM
summerluvin_ca- Shes actually a Rat terrier. They are cousins with a jack, and actually not well known. I always thought she was a jack (an odd one since shes 22 lbs, has SUPER long legs, longer body, short hair, bigger ears etc.) and then one time i saw a rattie in the newspaper and i almost fell over. She fits the profile to a t. Even down to pushing me in the back of the legs when shes excited. She just runs right up behind me and :pushes: me out the door, or in the door, or towards the treats! haha. shes a great dog.

KidWithKemikals- I totally tried to make a wist also, but to no avail. Maybe there is a wist guide someplace?

Can anyone give us some insight on how to use the wist?!?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on April 25, 2008 05:20:17 AM
i started setting up my wist last night, populating it with all manner of lovely things.  i'm not sure how you do it without installing the browser widget thingy.

Visit http://www.wists.com/?action=help (http://www.wists.com/?action=help) and click the red link that says "click here to setup your browser with Wists".  It'll add two links to your browser window:  Add to Wists & My Wists. 

when you're on a page that has something you like (there's tons of links from the wist site), you just click "Add to Wists" on your browser and it shows all related images.  you choose your favourite and you get prompted to add a title for the product, tags and a description.

i'm still feeling my way round and added a bunch of stuff to my profile, but i think (hope!) i'm on the right track.  will only post my Wist link when i'm sure i'm doing it right - haha  :-\ 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 25, 2008 05:46:11 AM
kreestar- thanks for the help. I installed the link for my browser, and am just fillinf my little wist list up! I adore it. ITs fun to kind of "shop" that way!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on April 25, 2008 05:49:12 AM
and addictive!  those lists go down pretty deep and i have to have everything!  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 25, 2008 06:02:49 AM
Do you guys only Wist crafty stuff, or regular stuff too.  (Like stuff off of amazon.com?)

I was thinking I'd go through and wist some regular stuff just to give an idea of my general tastes, but I'm not sure if that's the way these things work.

/no0b


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on April 25, 2008 06:47:00 AM
i'm going to use mine for everything.  and send my husband the link round my birthday  ;)

i'm sure it's for anything you're keen on.  i even wist'd (??) some pages on things that i'm interested in, but may not have a product associated with it.

 ... mine is a half-shopping list, half-project list, half-todo list, half "i dig" list - which is a lot of halves, but i'd like to hear from the wistsperts :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on April 25, 2008 12:06:20 PM
SENT  :)

I'm so excited to start (and also excited that by the time this starts all my papers will be over with!) 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 25, 2008 01:43:25 PM
WAH! I have my Wist widget and it doesnt work!

Im so annoyed.
Im going to pout in a corner.
I guess Ill just have to wist using the wist site. sigh.


Im so brilliant. I used it on my brothers computer [which of course worked]
long story short, its my firewall. Thanks for the replies though =D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on April 25, 2008 03:55:25 PM
Maybe I missed something when I read the info on the swap, but why does my name have a * next to it? I'm gonna feel mighty silly if its something obvious lol.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 25, 2008 04:05:32 PM
an * means I haven't added you in as of yet. :) When the * is gone you will have "in progress" feedback for this swap in your craftster profile


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on April 25, 2008 04:08:22 PM
I think I am going to browse now and add to my wists, I made one when I signed up for this swap but didnt put anything on it. I love shopping wish lists Yeah!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 25, 2008 04:57:58 PM
RE: Wists

Don't forget to put a link to it in your signature line on this site. I'm just starting out with it too and I did have one issue when I added something and there was like 100 images that I had to scroll through.

I just fig. I would let you all know to put it in your siggy so that people can check it out too to figure u out.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 25, 2008 05:06:40 PM
Just sent my information! I'm super amped! I'm nervous I'll do something wrong, though!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 25, 2008 05:38:33 PM
I'm nervous I'll do something wrong, though!

No worries. I don't yell at the newbies TOO much and you only get one lashing for doing something wrong! HAHAAHAHH! j/k, totally kidding!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 25, 2008 05:41:28 PM
I suppose one lashing isn't too bad! :'(


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kleinsch on April 25, 2008 05:55:24 PM
Oh pooh, I  just found out today I  have emergency crafting to do for twin preemies, and I have a math class starting on Tuesday...I'm feeling like now would NOT be a good time to commit to a swap, although I have been wishing to try one. 

How often do newbie swaps occur?  Once every few months or so? If the timing is right for another one, I will be there.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 25, 2008 06:02:49 PM
every few months or so? If the timing is right for another one, I will be there.

it depends on what other swaps I am organizing and if this one goes smoothly an dthere arent any kinks, but they usually start every couple of motnhs. So be on the look out for the next one in late july or early august.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 25, 2008 06:26:30 PM
I just signed up and I'm so excited .... I can't wait to hear back.!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on April 26, 2008 12:14:17 AM
I just sent in my completed questionnaire. I'm looking forward to participating in this swap!!

ETA: I will get a wistlist set up over the weekend.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Karaoke on April 26, 2008 12:59:14 AM
I just sent my questionnaire.  I cannot wait!  As of next week I will be on summer break, so I will have tons of time. 
I will get a wist going soon.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 26, 2008 01:16:48 AM
i'm going to use mine for everything.  and send my husband the link round my birthday  ;)

i'm sure it's for anything you're keen on.  i even wist'd (??) some pages on things that i'm interested in, but may not have a product associated with it.

 ... mine is a half-shopping list, half-project list, half-todo list, half "i dig" list - which is a lot of halves, but i'd like to hear from the wistsperts :)

This is what I'm going to do for mine too...!! hehe. I'm planning on adding some charms for my pandora bracelet too so that people who know me can buy them for gifts (it's what my aunt/grandparents and mum have taken to giving me for "gift occasions")


Also. So many more post's.! I get excited just seeing one new post on this thread....!

(I also have to add something really sweet here cause I need to share (brag), The other day My bf picked a white rose bud from our garden and put it on my pc desk in a tiny vase without me knowing as a surprise, it's bloomed now, and starting to look a little sad. I just got home and along with the other rose he has put a new bud. He's such a sweetheart.   :D)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 26, 2008 06:54:18 AM
I am off to participate in the March of Dime walk for babies today. I will be back tonight and will add in all new participants. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 26, 2008 08:49:04 AM
Oooo. What is walk the dime ? I'm doing Walk for Violence against children tomorrow.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 26, 2008 09:10:44 AM
the march of dimes wall for babies. it is a wall for babies born with birth defects or born prematurly. i raised one thousand dollars :) i was a premature baby so it is a cause close to my heart.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: alexandraf on April 26, 2008 01:06:12 PM
Ooooh, I would love to sign up for this! With graduation around the corner and the fam coming for a visit, I don't know if I'll find time... if I get things sorted out before the deadline, I'll send my info in! If not, I will eagerly wait for the next round!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on April 26, 2008 05:53:36 PM
Last night I was struggling to think of info to include on my questionnaire -- I filled it out right before bed and my brain was already in zombie mode. But I was too impatient to wait to do the questionnaire this morning  ;)

This morning I've thought of all kinds of info that it would've been helpful to add -- it figures, right LOL?!! I will jot it down so when we're assigned partners I can pass it along to my partner.

In the meantime, I've been working on my wists on and off today and that's been a BLAST -- it's still in progress, but I'll have the link to it added to my siggy before the sign-up deadline for this swap.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 26, 2008 06:53:22 PM
~Glenda, I was having the same problem.  So I've been going through all the old Newbie swap galleries and wisting stuff from there.  Hee!  Probably cheating, but what can I say, I'm lazy.   ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 26, 2008 07:13:37 PM
Hmmm, now that I'm looking, perhaps surfing the old Newbie Swap Galleries wasn't a good idea.

Now I'm feeling very inadequate, and the swap hasn't even started yet!   :-\

*fear!*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 26, 2008 07:51:04 PM
I am seriously considering signing up for this swap.  My sister has been swapping on this board for a long time and she calls me to tell me about her treasures that she receives in the mail.  She makes it sound so exciting and I covet some of the things she has received.  There are a lot of talented craftsters out there, my sister being one of them. 

This newbie swap would be great for my first swap.  I'll look at the questionnaire and fill it out.  If I feel confident that I can craft something nice enough to swap with a partner I will do it. 

I am growing more and more excited as I sit here and think about it!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on April 26, 2008 08:05:50 PM
Now I'm feeling very inadequate, and the swap hasn't even started yet!   :-\

*fear!*

Eh, just don't let your brain go there!! Look at this swap as a way to get your feet wet and don't put any pressure on yourself, cuz it's supposed to be FUN, not stressful  ;)

As long as you have one area in which you feel comfortable crafting, you're good to go (said by the person who doesn't yet have very many areas of crafting with which she feels comfortable!).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 26, 2008 08:44:36 PM
And I had thought that men were the only ones with feelings of inadequecies!

 ;)

I'm trying to not fret because that will just set me up for disaster. I've noticed that there are some very ingenuitive ideas on some of the galleries for previous newbies swaps. I don't have a particular craft that I excel at but would like to call myself a "Jill of all Trades".

I know a bit about enough to keep busy and get some ideas going.

I also have faith in all of you that you are quite possibly being modest about your talents.

Mandy

PS. Kish how did the walk go?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 26, 2008 09:11:36 PM
all the worrying that you Newbies are experiencing is called Swap Anxiety. It never goes away. I have been in 35+ swaps and although I am pretty confident in what I make for my swap partners I STILL get a bit of anxiety. So basically its normal to feel that way. :P

And the walk was great. Although, my hip feels slightly out of place. Oh well. It was/is all for a good cause.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 26, 2008 09:34:45 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire and I can't wait to be accepted!  My mind is racing to find a good thing to make.  I am so excited!  I hope someone outside the US is going to join this swap. 

Can't wait, can't wait!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on April 27, 2008 12:09:00 AM
Haven't had chance to catch up here in a while (my bandwidth gets reset on May 1st, whereafter I can browse like a madwoman again ;)). 

SewFixated, I'm also non-US, so there's at least two of us  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 27, 2008 03:13:40 AM
That Makes Three.

I'm in Australia. Where are you two from?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 27, 2008 06:11:35 AM
This waiting is worse than Christmas!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 27, 2008 07:42:30 AM
This waiting is worse than Christmas!!!

Totally. Christmas is over-rated. I always get the same thing. Money. I have no idea what I'll receive here. And the best bit. I get to make things for other people. Other people I don't know.

Oh. And I'll (hopefully) get to make a new international friend.!

(I'm posting a lot I'm just so excited.!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 27, 2008 07:46:14 AM
I live in Utah and would love to swap with someone outside the US.  In my package I would include something that represents where I am from.  I grew up in Arizona, where it gets 135º in Bullhead, insane heat.  Phoenix is not as bad as Bullhead.  It only gets 121º.  Utah has mild summers.  On average we get 5 days over 100º.  There are a lot of fun things about Utah and Arizona. 

I wonder when we will see if our names are posted on the list?  I staid up until 1:00 am waiting because I was so excited.  My DH laughs at me.  When I got up this morning the first thing he said was that I was going to check craftster to see if I was approved.  He knows me too well.  Crafting being eating, showering, anything!

I'm checking out everyone's wists trying to get ideas for a swap.  Making a wist list is very easy once you download the add-on button.

Today will be a fun day.  I am visiting a friend, making a birthday present for my cousin and going to her birthday party, and going on a picnic with my DH and DD.  Hopefully I will be surprised today and will see my name on the list!

Everyone have a great day!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 27, 2008 07:52:19 AM
And I thought Ontario (Canada) summer's were hot! lol...
Funny..(not haha funny) how we're all different and yet we're all feeling and going through the same things eh..? It makes it such a small world.
This swapping thing is going to be so cool! And it's soooooo much better than Christmas.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 27, 2008 08:10:07 AM
I lived in Montana (way too cold for my AZ blood) for a year and never went to Canada.  I am upset with myself for that.  In Montana I drove through Yellowstone MANY times but never actually stopped to see the beautiful sights.  It wasn't until 4 years ago that my husband and I went on vacation to Yellowstone that I saw just how spectacular nature can be. Also, living in Arizona for 20 years, I only went to Mexico once.  I guess when something is in your own backyard you are less likely to notice it.  My DH and I have made it a point to travel Utah to see what nature has to offer here.

I noticed my wist list was not included in my signature so I fixed it!  I'm having fun adding things to my wist that I have seen on your wist lists.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 27, 2008 08:26:34 AM
We are a mixed bunch!
I think the great thing about swaps is that you can make a friend from a different part of the world and get a feel for it that way. Ive been bitten by the travel bug and have about a 20 places I want to visit.

The funny thing is my parents were just thinking of moving to Arizona
We live in Jersey and I dont think I could handle that kind of change though



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 27, 2008 08:51:19 AM
I have never been back east.  Arizona does have a lot to offer.  If you live in the Phoenix area you are 2 hours away from Flagstaff, where they have a ski resort.  There are many lakes around the desert area, you can go tubing, white water rafting, hiking, water skiing, camping, fishing, etc.  There are many comedy clubs, museums and places to chill.  There are a ton of different fairs and carnivals, including the Renaissance Festival (LOVE IT!) near Apache Junction which is WAY FUN.  There are a lot of cultural festivals, which I dearly miss, and Native American activities.  I actually really like Arizona.

What do you like about Jersey?  The furthest east I have been is St. Louis.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 27, 2008 09:24:34 AM
Heehee... I'm in Minnesota.  I was going to say that it's not like a lot of people think it is, the frozen tundra and all... except that I woke up to an inch of snow yesterday.  Seriously?  Snow?  In late April?  *Sigh*  But that's not normal, even for here really.

The other thing is that so many people (especially on the coasts) think that Minnesota is totally rural, with nothing to do, etc.  But seriously, the Twin Cities are pretty damn metropolitan.  Actually, the Minneapolis skyline is one of my favorite things, it's really beautiful.  Which is saying a lot from someone who loves to fish and things like that.  I'm really not much into the city stuff.  I grew up in the suburbs and married a country kid.  (He taught me to fish, actually.)  And I love him lots.  Even if he is a Packer Backer from Wisconsin.  *grin*

I'm not sure I'd ever move away, but I'd definitely go to visit.  My MIL and her husband bought a trailer outside Yuma Arizona and live down there about 5 months out of the year.  We're thinking about RVing down there next year in February or so.  Think it'll be too hot already for me in Feb?  Probably.  *grin*

Let's get some daily life details from some of you non-US people!  I've got a 10 month old, I need to live vicariously through others!  LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 27, 2008 09:43:09 AM
littlebiskit:  The average temperature in Phoenix during February is in the 70s with lows around the 40s.  It's really nice.  But, sometimes it can be in the upper 80s or low 90s!  Yuma is similar to Phoenix in that respect.  I have only been to Yuma a few times.

I looked up the Minneapolis skyline, it is very pretty.  I always liked the Superstition Mountains in Arizona.  I would love to travel back east.  We might go to PA next year, if we don't have an infant at that time.  Phoenix is pretty big but where I live now in Spanish Fork, it is small to medium.  People who are from Utah think that Salt Lake is really big, they have not traveled very much.  :)  There are more people in the Phoenix Metropolitan area than in the entire state of Utah.

Where is everyone else from?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 27, 2008 09:57:10 AM
Haha.!

Well then. You're wishes shall be granted by the Australian, slightly delusional very tired yet still perusing Craftster fairy. (If you understood that 10+ points.!)

I am Australian.! Yay.

I live In Adelaide, which is the capital city of South Australia (That being the only state of Australia NOT founded by convicts, I thank you.) We are, apparently the 5th most populated Capital City in Australia, Given there's 8 States/Territories in Australia not such a big achievement.

We are known as the backwater town (or small country town) by other larger bully Capital cities stuch as Melbourne and Sydney (You may have heard of them  :P)

We have a Wikipedia Entry! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide)

Adelaide is known as,
The City of Churches.

and

South Australia is known as,
The Festive State.

I personally think that out of the Capital Cities I have been to, Adelaide is the prettiest and the people are the friendliest. Sydney and Melbourne much too large and 'industrial' feeling. Very dirty and everyone is much angry and busy and fast walking.! It's pretty much all buildings roads jumbled together. Canberra is nice. I would rate it second. Adelaide was planned and layed out as a square in a grid making it unique and is also surrounded by park lands and pretty things. Plenty of nice public spaces with lots of green! (Except when in the middle of a heat wave, 15 days of above 35C (about 95F) and the highest I think was 46-47C 115-117F) This is super hot to us, That time of year we'd probably expect maybe 29-30 at the highest....!

Anyway. I'm rambling. Adelaide really is a great city, Small(ish), Friendly and Fun. There's plenty to do if you know where to look.

(and to keep this on-topic)

I'm so not good at this waiting thing...!!!! I'm so curious to find out who my partner is going to be and to start crafting. I'm almost tempted to not start any new projects until then but I just went out and spent about $160 on crafting stuff and If I don't do something soon I'll explode.!

ambiguous.

p.s. The one thing I hate about Australia, is that you guys in the US get so much awesome stuff.! We don't get it. Plus, if we do it's in a 'speciality' store or 'boutique' and is like twice the price. I paid like, $3.50 or $4. ($3.80 or $4.30US) for a normal sized box of milk duds. (They were actually worth it surprisingly. I don't like much American Chocolate or chocolate coated stuff, Just not the same as what I like. I'll prove it to you if you're my partner  :P)

anyway. Enough Rambling from me. It's time for bed...!! It's 2:30am and I'm tired.!



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 27, 2008 10:04:49 AM
Ah, ambiguous, you hit the nail on the head.

I'm not much for american chocolate either, actually.  On the other hand?  The few times I've gone up to Canada?  (fishing of course)

I come back with LOADS of chocolate.  And soda.  Apparently there are different regulations about the soda there, it tastes different.  So yeah.  If anyone wants to send me a Wunderbar?  I'd probably fly out and kiss you right on the mouth.  LOL

OH!  And if anyone in Europe or wherever can find Kinder Surprise eggs or whatever they're called?  Seriously, apparently the American FDA thinks all American children are retarded and cant' be trusted to not eat plastic. 

Yeah, I love stuff I can't find here, funny how that is, isn't it?   ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 27, 2008 10:10:49 AM
boy you Newbies sure are chatty!!! LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 27, 2008 10:14:10 AM
Is that bad?  I'm just trying to learn about the other people.  But I can get a little off topic.  Sorry sorry! ???  :-[


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 27, 2008 10:14:34 AM
Ah, ambiguous, you hit the nail on the head.

I'm not much for american chocolate either, actually.  On the other hand?  The few times I've gone up to Canada?  (fishing of course)

I come back with LOADS of chocolate.  And soda.  Apparently there are different regulations about the soda there, it tastes different.  So yeah.  If anyone wants to send me a Wunderbar?  I'd probably fly out and kiss you right on the mouth.  LOL

OH!  And if anyone in Europe or wherever can find Kinder Surprise eggs or whatever they're called?  Seriously, apparently the American FDA thinks all American children are retarded and cant' be trusted to not eat plastic. 

Yeah, I love stuff I can't find here, funny how that is, isn't it?   ;D

hehe. Sorry kishcrafts...!  ::) ::) ::)

We have Kinder Surprise Eggs...!! haha.! Take that America.! woo.  ::) Also we have kinder chocolate. It's basically small bars of the white chocolate coated in the milk chocolate. I'd live off of the stuff If I weren't meant to be on a diet. (haha diet yeah right.!) They are awesome. Oh. hah.! You just gave me an awesome Idea for a swap craft thingy. Wow. I'm awesome :P hehe. (oh you are too littlebiskit.!) Ooooh! Suspense (I just have to perfect one step. No matter. Just means plenty of kinder chocolate for ME.!)

(and yes. I'm still not in bed.! This place is addictive.!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 27, 2008 10:23:03 AM
We have Kinder Surprise eggs too....and about the pop...I think ours has less sugar and caffeine. ..or maybe it's our water.. But nothing beats a jar of Nutella..come on now...NUTELLA.. That's to die for.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 27, 2008 10:25:46 AM
ok....so BACK ON TOPIC! LOL
I have updated the list of participants and have added this swap into you craftster profile. Please double check to make sure that the Newbies Only Swap Round 9 is in your swap list as "in progress". :)



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 27, 2008 10:27:54 AM
YAY.!

Mine is. It's kinda............. Intimidating yet awesomely exciting at the same time.

I hope I'm not over eager or too confident.!

I'm really going to go to bed now. before I get kicked out for not sleeping and turning into an incoherent zombie brainless mess (which reminds me of my dream last night) Mmmm Zombies.


<3

ambiguous.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Karaoke on April 27, 2008 10:34:09 AM
A friend of mine brought me Kinder eggs when she went to Germany, and I had to ration them out, cause they were so much fun!

One of my favorite bands is from Australia, Tripod, and it is nigh impossible to get their CD's here in North Carolina.
So, ambiguous, I would be willing to send you a huge box of whatever American chocolate/whatever you want if you will send me a Tripod CD! (Totally aside from the regular swap and all, so I'm not sure how that would work, or if I'm even allowed to do this. ;). I guess PM me!)

So, more on topic, I am so psyched to get this going.  I went to the craft store yesterday for another project and was getting all these ideas, but I want to wait to find out who my partner is first, so I had to restrain myself!  I am obsessively checking back to this forum in anticipation.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 27, 2008 10:42:07 AM
Ya!  I'm on the list! 

Kishcrafts:  Your newbies are pumped about this swap!

I can't wait to see who my partner will be.  Now I'm going to go finish a needle book for my cousin's birthday party today.  It's also my sister's birthday.  She is a craftster. Happy Birthday!

As for American chocolate...it's ok.  I do like Canadian chocolate!  I haven't had much candy or chocolate from outside the states but have heard people rave about many things.  I would love to sample some and I can return the favor.



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 27, 2008 10:44:05 AM
Karaoke - I totally know how you feel.  We always have made fun of my mom, because she's nearly obsessive about keeping/collecting things because she "might be able to use it for something someday." 

Well, now that I've started crafting, and especially now that I'll be swapping, I find myself wanting to stock up on crafty things I don't really need...yet.

So I've promised myself that I'm allowed one closet downstairs.  Once that is full, I need to craft myself some room, make a dent, and then I would be allowed to buy more.  LOL.  Sad that I'm already doing that, eh?  But yeah, the Sunday paper came, and I'm all "Where are the JoAnn's ads and the Michael's ads?"  And wanting to pick up supplies for crafts I don't even do!  Yet.  LMAO  Fimo dough?  Modpodge?  Felt?  Paint?  Scrapbooking paper?  Embroidery fabric?  Why not?!?!?!

I'm going to be in so. much. trouble.   ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 27, 2008 10:56:05 AM
One of my favorite bands is from Australia, Tripod, and it is nigh impossible to get their CD's here in North Carolina.
So, ambiguous, I would be willing to send you a huge box of whatever American chocolate/whatever you want if you will send me a Tripod CD! (Totally aside from the regular swap and all, so I'm not sure how that would work, or if I'm even allowed to do this. ;). I guess PM me!)


also, a small FYI about swapping here on craftster, you are NOT ALLOWED to burn CD's of music and send it in your swap packages. It all has to do with copyright rules and regulations. If you want to BUY your swap partner a CD of music then that is fine. :)

If any of you want to be partnered up, send me a PM and I will see if it will work. I usually don't allow partner picking but if I see it as a good fit then we can probably make it work. :)



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 27, 2008 11:13:52 AM
Yah!!! my name is on the list!!!! Life can continue...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 27, 2008 11:31:43 AM
This swap has officially already cost me money.  I signed up to be a Friend of Craftster.  I just wanted to be able to fill out all those extra fields in my profile... you know, just to help my partner out.   ;D :D ;D

C'mon, support the website!  Who's with me!  LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: chibii on April 27, 2008 02:02:30 PM
I really want to join a swap but do I really have to be here for a month? :( I should've joined as soon as I started lurking around this place!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: val`eria on April 27, 2008 02:06:12 PM
I have to work 50+ hours at work for two weeks, so I can't do this one. Hopefully Round 10 will been in early summer and I'll hop on that train. There's always excuses not to sign up...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 27, 2008 02:09:32 PM
I really want to join a swap but do I really have to be here for a month? :( I should've joined as soon as I started lurking around this place!

Yeah, you do, but these challenges seem to start up fairly frequently.  And feel free to keep watching this one.  There's always good ideas!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: chibii on April 27, 2008 02:24:35 PM
I really want to join a swap but do I really have to be here for a month? :( I should've joined as soon as I started lurking around this place!

Yeah, you do, but these challenges seem to start up fairly frequently.  And feel free to keep watching this one.  There's always good ideas!

Alright thanks! I'll get my wist all ready for the next one :D!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on April 27, 2008 03:00:25 PM
I just sent my questionare!! Woop. I'm so excited, I hope i get in and theres still places.
I dont have a Wist thingy, should I make one?

hehe im all happy and smiley and excited now!

Zoe xx


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 27, 2008 03:27:16 PM
I really want to join a swap but do I really have to be here for a month? :( I should've joined as soon as I started lurking around this place!

yeah, that is a craftster rule :( but these do pop up every couple of months. there are also a TON of good swaps out there if you are looking for a low to no pressure swap. Look into the One Tiny Thing Swap (OTT) you are allowed to ONLY send 1 tiny thing 4 by 4 inches MAX.

I dont have a Wist thingy, should I make one?

while a WIST is not mandatory it can significantly help your partner figure out what you like and might want. :) if you don't want to make a WISt make sure you have a lot of posts here on craftster that can show what you like ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 27, 2008 04:30:13 PM
Alright! Who started this kinder egg madness???????  >:(

I am german (but live in the states) and now you've got my craving kinder eggs. I have nutella, but that just wont do!

I love german chocolate... but i guess its a requirement to be german?!

Also, yesterday, i went to the fabric store... just to "browse" and get some ideas... i also plan to spend some time tomorrow working on my wist list... that is so addicting. i see something i think is cute ::wist it!::, that would look lovely in my kitchen ::wist!::... its bad... oh so bad!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on April 27, 2008 05:48:52 PM
Hey Everybody,

We just sent in our questionnaire and we are super excited to be in our very first swap!!!  We have been looking forward to swapping ever since we joined Craftster.  Really pumped about the idea of recieving some mystery crafts in the mail!!!  Can't wait until the partners list is posted and we can get to the craftin'!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 27, 2008 07:41:25 PM
Karaoke.
      Maybe after this swap, if all goes well. We could do a personal swap.? I'd be happy to do this (if I can find Tripod cd's.![shouldn't be too hard])

All this talk of chocolate is making me sick.! I had toast for breakfast quickly followed by hot chocolate and chocolate, chocolate chip cookies.

Waaa.


In other news. By my time. Only two more days till sign up's finish.!! I'm way excited about this.!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 27, 2008 10:08:06 PM
Destined to Fail - *squee!* 

Not that I was stalking you guys or anything... but your entry for the dollar store challenge rocked.  Just had to say it.  Had no idea you guys were new to craftster!  Yay for men who craft, and I'm giddy you guys are in this swap. 

(And the pic of you two with the bunny puppet is freaking adorable.  FYI.)


Skababy - Sorry, that was me!  A friend of my brothers' moved to England and posted a video just of her eating a kinder egg and assembling the prize.  I'd never heard of them before, and ever since I've wanted one so bad!!!!  So yeah, sorry, that was totally my fault.   :-X


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 27, 2008 10:57:42 PM
Mmmm Chocolate!


 :P
Wiping drool from my chin

I live in Toronto Canada. I have unlimited access to the lovely gift bearing eggs known as Kinder Eggs. Perhaps I can throw some into the craft package if my partner is unable to obtain them. My girls (10 & 6) love them but unfortunately they only want the toys inside and I find the chocolate in funny places. Unless they bring it to me.

It's been years since I was down into USA. When I visited you all didn't have ketchup chips. The store owner looked at me and pointed to the condiments aisle for the ketchup and the snack aisle for the chips.

 ::)

It is quite interesting the differences between what we have and what other countries have. I'll tell you honestly I've been dying for a yum yum. (I think that is what they are called?)

Oh boy...can you feel the excitement growing?!

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 28, 2008 04:18:04 AM
summerluvin_ca- what is a yum yum? we dont have those in MAryland... we also dont have ketchup chips... but i am interested to know what those are...

littlebiskit- shame on you for brining up kinder eggs!  :D i plan to go to this fancy candy shop near me to get one today during lunch... they have them, they are just like 3$ or so each... yikes! but i figure one will curve my craving for them for a while.



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on April 28, 2008 06:21:16 AM
3$ each?! yikes indeed. I live in england and they cost 52p (just over 1$) and we think that we are overcharged for them!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 28, 2008 07:34:09 AM
summerluvin_ca- what is a yum yum? we dont have those in MAryland... we also dont have ketchup chips... but i am interested to know what those are...

3$ each?! yikes indeed. I live in england and they cost 52p (just over 1$) and we think that we are overcharged for them!

Skababy- yum yum? what the heck was I thinking so late at night! I meant tam tams. I think that's what they are called. It's a cookie. I've only had them once and it was brought back from Alaska wrapped in a napkin. It was a wee bit stale at the time but still quite good. The ketchup chips are just regular potato chips with a ketchup flavouring. Kind of addictive to the younger kids. My brother (now 27) would only eat them and Sour cream and onion rings, as a child. Heck he still prefers them.

AromaRageST- Here in Canada the kinder eggs are just over a dollar. Although you can sometimes find 3 in a box set for under $3.

 They have real cute ones with Winnie the Pooh and Disney Princesses.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on April 28, 2008 08:01:36 AM
I just sent in my PM! I'm too excited!  Let the crafting begin! I now have something to do other than read Perezhilton during myl unch hour ;) ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 28, 2008 08:17:39 AM
Destined to Fail:  I looked at your Dollar Store entry and was very impressed with the  Bella Butterfly puppet that you made.  My DH has tried to craft an angel for me, to be sweet for Christmas, it looks like it was made by an elementary student.  I adore his wonky angel and the love that was put into it.  Rocks to any male that is willing to craft, especially if they are good at it!  I am excited to see what you craft for this swap!

OK>>>  I've never seen a Kinder Egg and now I have to have one!  I've also never heard of Tam Tams.  Maybe there should be a junk food swap.  I'm totally up for chocolate!

Send outs for partners can't come soon enough for me.  I am excited to craft for anyone in this group.  There are a lot of fun and talented craftsters here.  I hope my crafting is up to par!  I want to start researching what my partner(s) likes now!

The only chocolates that I do like here in Utah are Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolates.  (The ones that come in the red package and have the creamy chocolate centers)    They are Swiss so that's probably why I like them.  My DH knows if he wants to make my day he can bring home a box of these chocolates for me.

Only 2 more days until partners, or 5 more sign-ups!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 28, 2008 08:36:38 AM
summerluvin_ca- what is a yum yum? we dont have those in MAryland... we also dont have ketchup chips... but i am interested to know what those are...

3$ each?! yikes indeed. I live in england and they cost 52p (just over 1$) and we think that we are overcharged for them!

Skababy- yum yum? what the heck was I thinking so late at night! I meant tam tams. I think that's what they are called. It's a cookie. I've only had them once and it was brought back from Alaska wrapped in a napkin. It was a wee bit stale at the time but still quite good. The ketchup chips are just regular potato chips with a ketchup flavouring. Kind of addictive to the younger kids. My brother (now 27) would only eat them and Sour cream and onion rings, as a child. Heck he still prefers them.

AromaRageST- Here in Canada the kinder eggs are just over a dollar. Although you can sometimes find 3 in a box set for under $3.

 They have real cute ones with Winnie the Pooh and Disney Princesses.

Mandy

Do you mean "Tim Tam's" Never heard of that other thing. But Tim Tam's are also awesome. Two yummy chocolate cookie type things with a creamy kinda chocolate paste stuff (not so good at describing it) covered in chocolate. And that's just the chocolate flavour.... Caramel is good too... Yum. *drools*

You can make 'tim tam' straws too.... bite the end off of each put one end in coffe/hot chocolate/tea/warm beverage of your choice and suck.! Mmmm

hehe.

Enough chocolate.!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 28, 2008 09:16:51 AM
holy crap!

what are tim tams? I feel so sheltered!!!! i googled tim tams and they said at "cost plus" stores they sell them... i know where i'm off to after work!

also, ketchup chips sound good... i'm going to keep my eye out for them now.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on April 28, 2008 09:28:21 AM
@littlebiskit - Thanx for the compliments! We loved participating in the challenge & had so much fun coming up with our entry. As for the swap, we just know its going to be a blast!

@summerluvin_ca - We also live in Toronto!

@SewFixated - The best kinds of gifts are those that come with thought & love. We are sure that your DH's 'wonky' angel rocks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on April 28, 2008 10:00:02 AM
they do make ketchup chips in the states, or at least in NY they do... my friends love them even if i don't (but i also hate ketchup in general)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 28, 2008 10:29:22 AM
I found a bag of Ketchup chips in my cabinet once. I was a little turned off by them. I'm surprised you can't get them everywhere. The ones I had were made by wise!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 28, 2008 10:35:10 AM
Nope, no ketchup chips in MN.  Not widely available anyhow.  I'm sure I could find some if I tried.

I just think it's funny how different actual tastes are.  Like the fact that there entire cultures who think that peanut butter is disgusting.  (Seriously?  I could sit with a spoon and eat a whole jar on its own!)

Whereas flavors like rose are common some places.  (I'll cop to liking this one, the Cost Plus World Market by me carries rose turkish delights that are to DIE for!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 28, 2008 11:10:55 AM
I love how food brings everyone together  :P

I dont know about ketchup chips but since theres a huge Polish community where Ilive we have a lot of Polish markets and they sell these strawberry flavoured puffs. Theyre like cheesedoodles but strawberry flavoured.
Quite tasty.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 28, 2008 01:23:50 PM
Hi gang
I was at the local library looking for ideas and got some books that were pretty cool. I'd say all the projects are really easy and some are really neat looking.
  • Bend the rules sewing : the essential guide to a whole new way to sew / Amy Karol.
    DowntownDYI sewing: 14 easy designs for city girls with style / Alice Chadwick & Leanne Finn-Davis.
    Fabric leftovers: simple, adaptable ways to use up scraps / D'Arcy-Jean Milne.
    Last minute fabric gifts: 30 hand sew, no sew, machine sew projects / Cynthia Tre
en

I'm most impressed with the Fabric leftover and Bend the rules book. They both have great tips but a good attitude for new or novice sewers. Just thought I'd share my findings.
http://www.wists.com/pixelpup2001


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 28, 2008 01:53:42 PM
great books! thanks for the tips!

p.s. you should put your WIST in your signature line :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 28, 2008 03:58:57 PM
Hi gang
I was at the local library looking for ideas and got some books that were pretty cool. I'd say all the projects are really easy and some are really neat looking.
  • Bend the rules sewing : the essential guide to a whole new way to sew / Amy Karol.
    DowntownDYI sewing: 14 easy designs for city girls with style / Alice Chadwick & Leanne Finn-Davis.
    Fabric leftovers: simple, adaptable ways to use up scraps / D'Arcy-Jean Milne.
    Last minute fabric gifts: 30 hand sew, no sew, machine sew projects / Cynthia Tre
en

I'm most impressed with the Fabric leftover and Bend the rules book. They both have great tips but a good attitude for new or novice sewers. Just thought I'd share my findings.
http://www.wists.com/pixelpup2001


Ooooh, and guess what's got two thumbs and a library card?  This girl right here!  Whoohoo, looks like me and the little one will be off to the library this weekend, thanks for the book tip, pixelpup!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on April 28, 2008 04:31:37 PM
only one more day then I am officially a part of this swap!!!!!! Then I will have to start count down the days until we get our partners. I can't wait!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Karaoke on April 28, 2008 04:33:25 PM
Gosh! You go away for a day an there are three pages of new posts!

Kish:  I meant that ambiguous would swap a legally bought CD with me.  I have friends with the CD, but I refuse to burn them.

ambiguous: thats sounds great!

SewFixated:  A junk food swap sounds awesome!  You'd really have to make it partially creative, or it is no fun.  maybe after this one is done one should get started.

Arg! the wait is killing me!  I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 28, 2008 04:44:22 PM
Kish:  I meant that ambiguous would swap a legally bought CD with me.  I have friends with the CD, but I refuse to burn them.

I know but I had to reiterate the swap rules for CD's and music just so everyone knows too. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on April 28, 2008 04:56:30 PM
Ok, whew! *deep breath* I'm in. Courage is mustered, questionaire is filled out and sent in, and now all I have to do is make sure I don't stress myself out thinking about the PERFECT thing to make my partner if I'm accepted. I've been tempted to join swaps before, but this is the best one for me. Newbies unite!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 28, 2008 05:00:31 PM
I have added all the Newbies that sent me their questionnaires over the weekend and today. I will add this swap into your swap profile later tonight. Thanks for the joining in on the swapping fun!

<3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on April 28, 2008 05:23:11 PM
I'm on the list! YAY!!  ;D :D

oh now I'm nervous that I won't be good enough.  ???

Can't wait for partners to be decided so I can figure out what to make!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 28, 2008 05:34:24 PM
p.s. you should put your WIST in your signature line :)

Thanks Kish.... :D still learning how to work all the buttons. ( my first quote)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on April 28, 2008 06:04:19 PM
We are now on the list!!! Can't wait to be partnered up so we can begin brainstorming ideas!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 28, 2008 06:07:39 PM
Hey everyone! Just send in my questionnaire and am excited to hear back from kishcrafts (fingers crossed and itching to start)
Ps, Ketchup chips are awesome, and although it sounds dirty, Sour Cream and Bacon are pretty tasty too (in small amounts!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 28, 2008 06:12:23 PM
p.s. you should put your WIST in your signature line :)

Thanks Kish.... :D still learning how to work all the buttons. ( my first quote)

YAY! Your very first quotation!! :)



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on April 28, 2008 06:46:50 PM
Bend the rules sewing : the essential guide to a whole new way to sew / Amy Karol

If you don't already read Amy Karol's "Angry Chicken" blog, it's been a great source of inspiration for me for crafty goodness (and cooking goodness too) -- http://angrychicken.typepad.com/

I wanted to mention that she has errata re: the book listed on her flickr group -- here's the link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/discuss/72157601678980590/ -- since it's a book about sewing, and measurements are important, be sure to check out the errata info!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-4 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: DanniQuee on April 28, 2008 07:16:41 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire. I'm nervous and excited to hear back and start crafting.

I was reading the thread and so much of it is about chocolate and goodies, and it made me hungry. Lol. :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-4 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on April 28, 2008 07:17:46 PM
This is my first swap and I'm totally nervous and excited for it.  I just hope I can bring my best crafting to the table!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on April 28, 2008 07:30:38 PM
littlebiskit- shame on you for brining up kinder eggs!

Skababy: I feel your pain! When we first moved to the United States from Germany (I was eight) I went into complete withdrawal from lack of Nutella and Kinder Eggs! And Hanuta, and Hits, and Hasselnuss Milka, and Kinder bars, and decent Haribo Gummi Bears....

Well, you get the picture.

We've discovered a European Market in Chattanooga, which is about an hour away, but it's an HOUR AWAY! *Wahhh!* We end up spending some serious money when we go, but on the bright side, Kinder Eggs are only $1.75 (when they have them).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: T-Unit on April 28, 2008 07:39:08 PM
Wow. I don't check this thread for one night and there's two pages.! Two.!
Crazy Kids. :)

I'm so excited. Tomorrow is sign up end day (for me anyway) It always takes that little bit longer for us poor old Aussies.! hehe.

 ::)

I'm getting excited seeing that list grow.! Everyone who has joined so far seems awesome.!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 28, 2008 07:45:39 PM
Kinder Eggs are a thing of beauty. I won't lie, though, I miss the days when the toys were cool -- brass soldiers, cars, toys that actually required assembly...
I live right in a very multi-cultural area, and there are a lot of different shops selling ethnic foods...and candies! :D Pocky is my favourite snack ^_^


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 28, 2008 07:57:55 PM
Ahhhhhh! I'm in!!!
Newbie swap, here I come XD


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: kishcrafts on April 28, 2008 08:06:36 PM
I have added this swap to everyones profile. Please double check and make sure that is say Newbies Only Round 9 as "in progress". If you do not have it in your profile please send me a PM. thanks!

3 spots open!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 28, 2008 08:12:24 PM
Ya know, Kish... one good thing, I don't think you'll have to worry about lack of communication with the current group of Newbies.   ;D


*goes back to listing possible ideas for the swap and stalking Newbies just in case....*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: BendyBones on April 28, 2008 08:24:54 PM
littlebiskit - I'm doing the same thing, haha! :o


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on April 28, 2008 08:28:05 PM
@pinkie_poh - Another from Toronto! Thats 3 in this swap! We also love sour cream & bacon chips (has to be Ruffles).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: kishcrafts on April 28, 2008 08:30:47 PM
Ya know, Kish... one good thing, I don't think you'll have to worry about lack of communication with the current group of Newbies.   ;D

yeah thats all good but try to remain on topic so the moderators don't come and yell at us! LOL



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 28, 2008 08:46:23 PM
@pinkie_poh - Another from Toronto! Thats 3 in this swap! We also love sour cream & bacon chips (has to be Ruffles).

Three Torontonians, and one other Ontarian! (I've been following littlebiskit's lead and profile-stalking potential swap-partners :P) Everyone's work looks fantastic!
(Roasted Chicken flavour? Sketch.)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on April 29, 2008 05:56:34 AM
I've just officially been added-Yaya!  I am now obsessed with Wists too! I can't wait to get our partners!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on April 29, 2008 05:58:44 AM
@pinkie_poh - Lay's also makes curry flavour & wasabi flavour...very bizarre, but curry tastes good.

Only 1 more day of sign ups left!!! It seems we have an awesome group so far!



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups 04/23-04/30; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on April 29, 2008 06:08:35 AM
I found a bag of Ketchup chips in my cabinet once. I was a little turned off by them. I'm surprised you can't get them everywhere. The ones I had were made by wise!

I totally loved ketchup chips when they first came out.  I was younger and I was into all sorts of gross tasting foods.  I think I also liked them because my dad got me into eating plain chips dipped in ketchup.  That snack is a sodium overload!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on April 29, 2008 06:25:43 AM
Eek! I'm officially in!

No chickening out now!  :D

I'm excited to get a partner. Maybe I'll work on a wist tonight to help whoever gets me with that stalking. I've seen SO many things on here and on Etsy that I would love to make, or recieve.

Wisting will help calm the nerves I think. Online window shopping here I come!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on April 29, 2008 06:54:14 AM
w00t!  i'm officially in too. 

even bought myself a crafty magazine on the weekend to get some ideas because i'm so paranoid about hitting a brick wall when kishcrafts goes "1-2-3-CRAFT!" (or whatever gets these things started).  i'm keen on one of the projects in the mag, but my hubby's already claimed that saying "make it for me and send them the photograph", so i'm back to the drawing board  >:(

have decided i'm not thinking of anything until i get assigned my partner.  means i can fit in some more junk-TV before getting stuck in  ;D

oh, and i'm from cape town, south africa :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 29, 2008 06:56:35 AM
Can I just squee about how international Craftster is?  It adds a whole extra element to the swaps that I'm just so in love with!  Even if it does add a little shipping expense.   ;D

So this swap spans 4 continents so far?  How cool is that?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: SewFixated on April 29, 2008 07:20:23 AM
Wow...A lot of posts and people to join in the fun!  How exciting!

oh, and i'm from cape town, south africa :)

My SIL is from Johannisberg.  I love her accent and her polite manner.  Both she and my BIL (her DH) speak Afrikaans which is so interesting to listen to.   

How fun to have so many different cultures here!  Can't wait to craft!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: T-Unit on April 29, 2008 08:47:40 AM
oh, and i'm from cape town, south africa :)


wow.! so many people all over the world.

I'm so jealous.! I am, for some reason. Very in love with South Africa. I feel like I have a strong connection. But I'm not sure why. One of my dreams is to travel over there and do a volunteer program whilst I'm there.

How exciting.! (It's the 30th for me already.!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 29, 2008 10:05:12 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen I am so excited I could squeel!

I was on a local morning television show here in toronto this morning trying to win a digital camera.(wonderful to be able to get to take pics of my lovely swap items!)

I had to send my proposal story in and then they would call me to do the actual contest. When they heard my story and the fact that my DH and i aren't actually officially wedded....they went on a tangent and are now planning and paying for a wedding!

We are going to be going to the show tomorrow morning to meet them all and begin the planning.

Oh by the way I did eventually win the $500 digital camera. Can you way WOOP WOOP!

This agony of waiting to craft is driving me insane. It's alot harder to do the stalking now that we have more people! You guys are all so talented. I am now getting the anxiety.

Mandy ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 29, 2008 10:49:43 AM
summerluvin-ca- THATS AWESOME!!!! CONGRATS!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 29, 2008 10:58:40 AM
Hey kish!  An honest to gawd newbie question here!

So, (and in all likelyhood you've addressed this and I missed it, or else you were planning on addressing it when you assigned partners) after we get paired off, I'm assuming we should PM our partner ASAP.  But what things need to be established? 

I'm guessing the number and size of items (since you left it pretty open, which is cool), and contact information if communication is going to be going on outside of Craftster PMs, but is there anything else that is standard that I'm not thinking of?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 11:07:42 AM
So, (and in all likelyhood you've addressed this and I missed it, or else you were planning on addressing it when you assigned partners) after we get paired off, I'm assuming we should PM our partner ASAP.  But what things need to be established? 

I'm guessing the number and size of items (since you left it pretty open, which is cool), and contact information if communication is going to be going on outside of Craftster PMs, but is there anything else that is standard that I'm not thinking of?


The MINIMUM crafting requirements for this swap have been determined! 1 MEDIUM and 3 SMALL items must be sent, if you and your partner discuss it and want to go above that then that is fine with me, just work it out amongst yourselves.

I would highly suggest that you PM your partner when you receive their swap questionnaire. If you PM and do not hear from them in  few days no need to panic, not everyone logs on as frequently as others. If more than a few days have gone by and still not a peep out of them then please PM ME ASAP!  


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on April 29, 2008 02:06:21 PM
Hi, I just sent in my questionaire, but I am not sure if it went through or not, as it isnt showing up in my outbox. Can you just let me know when you have time?

I would love to join this swap, it sounds sooo me lol! ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: Solipsist87 on April 29, 2008 02:15:27 PM
Sparky1982 - I don't think things show up in your out box unless you check off that box at the bottom, I was wondering the same thing with mine and I PM'd kishcrafts and she said she got it.

--
On another note, this might sound a little silly (and I don't want ti to come out rude either by any means) but why would the moderators mind if we talk about things off topic? Just cos we're in our own little board over here...just curious. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 02:22:01 PM
Hi, I just sent in my questionaire, but I am not sure if it went through or not, as it isnt showing up in my outbox. Can you just let me know when you have time?

I got it! You can check the little box under the "send message" button in a PM that will make a copy go into your outbox. You can also go into your profile and select the setting that will save ALL of your PM's to your outbox. :)

On another note, this might sound a little silly (and I don't want ti to come out rude either by any means) but why would the moderators mind if we talk about things off topic? Just cos we're in our own little board over here...just curious. :)

Although we all want to get to know one another here in the Newbies swap we must keep the discussion for the most part on crafting. When things get TOO off topic all kinds of craziness can happen. This swap is about being a new swapper and making new crafty friends so a bit of off topicness is ok but not too much! the almost 3 pages of discussion about kinder eggs was a bit much and has nothing to do with being a newbie swapper. get it? . thanks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on April 29, 2008 02:24:54 PM
Yay! Thanks for that, so excited!

Going to read all the pages of this post now...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: DanniQuee on April 29, 2008 02:40:10 PM
I added some primo stalker links to the my signature!  ;D

Feel free to visit the pages and get to know me better. *resumes stalking others*


~~

Sparky! We have the same Star Wars plushies on our wists! :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on April 29, 2008 02:44:17 PM
I've trolled through past Newbie galleries, other favorite websites, and 4 magazine racks at the bookstore for ideas. I found some that I'm dying to do, even if it's just for me and not necessairly for this swap. Looking forward to this!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-2 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on April 29, 2008 03:08:29 PM
I hope you don't fill the last two spots before you get my PM. I am nervous/excited to participate in my first swap!!! ;D ::)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-2 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on April 29, 2008 03:10:35 PM
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Sparky! We have the same Star Wars plushies on our wists!

Arent they super!!! I am looking now for more stuff to add to my wist...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-1 Spot Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 03:14:51 PM
only 1 spot open!!! even if we fill up tonight, you will NOT have partners until thursday! I am teaching a polymer clay class tomorrow and will not be around much during the day.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-1 Spot Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on April 29, 2008 04:00:30 PM
Oh I am on the list!!! Now I am so super nervous!!!! I can't wait for partners to be assigned so I can get started!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-1 Spot Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 29, 2008 04:28:58 PM
only 1 spot open!!! even if we fill up tonight, you will NOT have partners until thursday! I am teaching a polymer clay class tomorrow and will not be around much during the day.

awww booo lol
I hope your class goes well tomorrow =]


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-1 Spot Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 29, 2008 04:31:55 PM
I just wanted to apologize for going WAY off topic on the thread. I shall keep things craft related from now and not bulk up the thread.

only 1 spot open!!! even if we fill up tonight, you will NOT have partners until thursday! I am teaching a polymer clay class tomorrow and will not be around much during the day.

A class! that is awesome. I don't think I have that much talent with the polymer other than beads and purchased molds. What kind of things do you teach at the class? Perhaps that will be something in the future that I can look into. If they have it here.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-1 Spot Open; Send Outs 05/22
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 04:56:53 PM
No apologies necessary you are all still learning which is why you are doing this swap. :P

I hope the class goes well too. I met an art teacher at Michaels last year around Christmas time and we got to talking and became crafty friends. I donated some clay creations for a fund raiser the school she works at was having earlier this year and the dean of students loved my donations. The dean had her ask me if I would teach a poly clay class at the high school she teaches at. Although I don't think I am a very good teacher (I am a better student!) I couldn't pass it up. There are 24 students and there will be 3 tables. One table will be making some beads with embellishments similar to "lampwork glass" beads. The 2nd table is for the kids that wants to try making my famous sweets. The last table will be making polymer clay canes using the skinner blend, bullseye and other simple designs.

If all goes well maybe I can teach more classes at the school or other crafty places. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-1 Spot Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 29, 2008 07:08:39 PM
Your "lesson plan" sounds pretty neat, kish :) I tried making a cake out of Sculpy once..it turned out halfway-decent, considering I didn't have any white clay to work with. Of course, I rather forgot about it (whoops), so after letting it dry out and get icky for about a month, it...caught fire and exploded when I did bake it. Ha HA! Fail.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-1 Spot Open; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on April 29, 2008 07:25:04 PM
Whew! Talk about last minute. I saw that there was only one spot left, and almost had a heart attack.

I just submitted my questionaire and I am super excited!!!!

I  hope I made it in  ???


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 07:25:32 PM
Guess what? We are CLOSED!! WOOT!

Partners will be posted on Thursday. I know all of you are super excited to find out who you will be crafting for but try not to pee your pants while waiting. :P

<3,
your friendly neighborhood Newbie Swap organizer ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 29, 2008 07:25:51 PM
Congrats, diablita, you got the last spot!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 29, 2008 07:28:25 PM
I can't help but pee my pants, I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on April 29, 2008 07:30:17 PM
Yay! I just saw my name on the list.

I can't wait to find out who I will be swapping with. The suspense is killing me.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 29, 2008 07:37:08 PM
haha I think the suspense is killing us all!
weve been waiting for practically a whole week some of us! lol

only one more day!  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 07:38:34 PM
haha I think the suspense is killing us all!
weve been waiting for practically a whole week some of us! lol

OMG a WHOLE WEEK!!! EEP! Some swap sign ups can last for more than 3 weeks and sometimes up to a month!! LOL So I would say you swappers are lucky to have your swap close after less than a week! :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 29, 2008 07:41:39 PM
but try not to pee your pants while waiting. :P

 :o

Too late!  Too excited! 

*calculating minutes until Thursday*

I'm taking a crochet class on Saturday.  I hope someone wants a really poorly crochetted purse for their swap!  LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 07:44:42 PM
I'm taking a crochet class on Saturday.  I hope someone wants a really poorly crochetted purse for their swap!  LOL

LMAO!!! Too funny!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 29, 2008 08:04:55 PM
Guess what? We are CLOSED!! WOOT!

Partners will be posted on Thursday. I know all of you are super excited to find out who you will be crafting for but try not to pee your pants while waiting. :P

<3,
your friendly neighborhood Newbie Swap organizer ;)

Oops.! Too late.!

 :-X

hehe.

Lucky I cleverly decided to take Thursday and Friday off of work on annual leave. So now I can sit around and stalk this board instead of finishing unpacking my room.!!!!

haha. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 29, 2008 08:08:41 PM
I can't wait to find out who my partner is! Unfortunately I just started a new job, so I would feel terribly bad taking a day off (or...calling in sick :P) to craft. Ambiguous, you lucky lady


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 29, 2008 08:11:26 PM
haha I think the suspense is killing us all!
weve been waiting for practically a whole week some of us! lol

OMG a WHOLE WEEK!!! EEP! Some swap sign ups can last for more than 3 weeks and sometimes up to a month!! LOL So I would say you swappers are lucky to have your swap close after less than a week! :P

lol Im a newbie what do I know :P
its a good thing we have a super organizer like you <3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 29, 2008 08:36:55 PM
I can't wait to find out who my partner is! Unfortunately I just started a new job, so I would feel terribly bad taking a day off (or...calling in sick :P) to craft. Ambiguous, you lucky lady

Hehe. I sure ammmmmmmmm.... I was going to take today off too so I could get my room done and stalk the board. But I have a three hour training session *repeatedly bangs head on keyboard real hard* which is basically a 'how to do my job' training. I already know how to do my job. It's why I'm the best in my team. Sheesh. That and they couldn't do annual leave around it because It can only be done in 1 hr blocks. Don't work understand that crafting is more important than me learning something I teach people how to do (correctly) each day? bah.


haha I think the suspense is killing us all!
weve been waiting for practically a whole week some of us! lol

OMG a WHOLE WEEK!!! EEP! Some swap sign ups can last for more than 3 weeks and sometimes up to a month!! LOL So I would say you swappers are lucky to have your swap close after less than a week! :P

lol Im a newbie what do I know :P
its a good thing we have a super organizer like you <3


Agreed X One billion million and three to the power of infinity squared.

(doesn't mean I still can't wait though)

 ::)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Karaoke on April 29, 2008 08:43:42 PM
I have one exam tomorrow, and two on Thursday, but then I will be out of school for summer, so I am psyched to get going.  I got nothing but time!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on April 29, 2008 08:46:55 PM
:squeels: Cant wait till Thursday (which I am guessing is Friday here in Australia)...

I have been adding to my wist on and off all morning, and searching for ideas ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 09:02:02 PM
anyone thinking of doing a "themed" swap with their partner?

also, anyone out there desperately wanting to swap with a specific someone. I am taking request with no promise of it coming true but it never hurts to PM me with a request. Or I can just work my swap organizer magic and pair ya'all up. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 29, 2008 09:08:11 PM
Ooh, themed swap might be neat; hadn't thought of doing that. Maybe I'll have a quick peek through the swap gallery and the swap idea forum for ideas...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 29, 2008 09:17:48 PM
I guess I had been hoping to have it as open as possible, unless my partner has a really great theme idea.  So I guess I'd be open to it, but couldn't tell you for sure until we get paired up.

Goody, one more thing to distract me from working tomorrow!  LOL

Craftster is totally eating my brain.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 29, 2008 09:20:15 PM
I'm happy either way. I'd prefer to have it open but may incorporate themes from a swap to one or two items depending on what my partner (squee) wants.

I'd prefer to have my partner picked for me. Otherwise it's not really a proper swap is it?

Ah.!

10mins to have a shower get ready and go to work.

You're one addictive site craftster.!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 29, 2008 09:21:39 PM
I guess I had been hoping to have it as open as possible, unless my partner has a really great theme idea.  So I guess I'd be open to it, but couldn't tell you for sure until we get paired up.

Goody, one more thing to distract me from working tomorrow!  LOL

Craftster is totally eating my brain.



well, I guess its better than zombies right? lol


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 29, 2008 09:25:24 PM
i was just curious about the "themed" swap idea. :) a few swap partnerships from the past have done themes like colors, movies, etc. But most are open themed.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 29, 2008 09:26:13 PM
I guess I had been hoping to have it as open as possible, unless my partner has a really great theme idea.  So I guess I'd be open to it, but couldn't tell you for sure until we get paired up.

Goody, one more thing to distract me from working tomorrow!  LOL

Craftster is totally eating my brain.



well, I guess its better than zombies right? lol

Ahhh, that depends... I'm not sure I'd get fired for looking at zombies while working.  Craftster on the other hand...

(Course, if I was looking at zombies, chances are they'd be letting us go home early... probably without pay, the dirty basta.....  heehee)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on April 29, 2008 10:05:02 PM
I'd prefer an open theme, since there are always plenty of themed-swaps going on.

Since I don't yet have too much variety in the types of crafting I do, I feel like that's limiting enough  ;)

I've been adding to my wists and top 12 favorite craftster projects as I have had time the past several days. I wish I had thought to do that a couple months ago -- it's sorta like cramming for a final, waiting to do it til right before a swap LOL!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 30, 2008 03:46:53 AM
I'd prefer an open theme, since there are always plenty of themed-swaps going on.

Since I don't yet have too much variety in the types of crafting I do, I feel like that's limiting enough  ;)

I've been adding to my wists and top 12 favorite craftster projects as I have had time the past several days. I wish I had thought to do that a couple months ago -- it's sorta like cramming for a final, waiting to do it til right before a swap LOL!!

io know how you feel! except, the other day i spent an hour "wisting" and then when i finally went to my wist page, nothing made it there!!! so i have to window shop again!  ;D fine by me!

but i really did wait until the last minute!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on April 30, 2008 04:55:21 AM
I think a themed-swap would be a good idea, but for partners to decide.  I was looking at the other swaps and I got so excited when I saw the Indiana Jones swap... I'm hoping there will be a round 3 of that swap... I heart Harrison Ford  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on April 30, 2008 06:12:20 AM
A theme could be neat, but I think I'd prefer not to limit my partner. If I find that I have a partner who is particularly in love with a certain color, show, character, band, Star Wars *cough* etc, I might send some things that take that into heavy consideration.

Since I'm a newbie, and terrified of swapping, I'm hoping this will make me brave enough to join a themed swap in the future. *flex*

Also, I'm totally excited for tomorrow! I can't wait to see who my partner is!

~~

And Sparky, yes, those Star Wars plushies are to DIE for!  Did you look at how many Star Wars Plush types I have on my wist?? I couldn't stop clicking them! Lol.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 30, 2008 06:19:00 AM
well I think it would be nice instead of swapping themes
once you get to know your partner you can craft something
along the lines of what they like?
just to use their fave colour, show etc as a theme for one of your crafts
but not the whole thing.  :)
did that even make sense? or was that too obvious?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on April 30, 2008 06:24:35 AM
just a warning to whomever i'm paired with (apart from the excuses about my handiwork that are bound to follow the dispatch of my parcel  ::)): i'm off on a long weekend thursday to sunday so my internet access may be patchy at best. 

so please don't panic if i seem uncommunicable -- i probably am outside of cellphone reception sunning myself next to the lagoon ;D ...

the moment i find a free laptop, cellphone or i-café, i'll be back online and getting in touch to arrange our swapperoo.

Quote
just to use their fave colour, show etc as a theme for one of your crafts
makes sense to me, but i think i may have - in a moment of madness - listed american idol as one of my favourite tv shows... hope that doesn't set me up for simon cowell printed pillow cases  :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 30, 2008 06:28:49 AM
thats actually really funny kreestar
if I were your partner I think Id make you a tiny pillow just because of that :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 30, 2008 06:28:49 AM
makes sense to me, but i think i may have - in a moment of madness - listed american idol as one of my favourite tv shows... hope that doesn't set me up for simon cowell printed pillow cases  :-\

Noooooo.... but maybe some crafty painted Seacrest underoos or something.   ;D  (Don't worry, me too.  I get so much crap from my family for watching it....)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 30, 2008 06:30:30 AM
haha not that I watch AI but underoos would go totally great with my tube socks

which no one understands.. sigh
to be retro lol


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on April 30, 2008 07:18:10 AM
So.. I've decided to learn how to crochet, anyone reckon I can suss it out and be good enough in time to have something for the swap?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 30, 2008 07:27:07 AM
So.. I've decided to learn how to crochet, anyone reckon I can suss it out and be good enough in time to have something for the swap?
Well, unless you're a crafting savant, I doubt you'll be able to knock out a few amigurumi like artoo1121 has been doing (in LOVE with the Anakin Skywalker with the removable hand XD); but there's plenty of time before the send-out, so I'm sure you'll be able to make a cute little something :)

OMG! Partner day!! SO EXCITED!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on April 30, 2008 07:28:45 AM
I definitely think you can if you're determined.  I always try to teach myself how to knit or crochet from books or websites, but it never happens.  I can't find a lefty book or video anywhere and my mind just doesn't work well enough to switch things around in my head while learning from a righty haha.  
I like the idea of working from someone's fave color or tv show.  It's not necessarily a theme, but just tailoring it to your partner.  I'm too excited!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on April 30, 2008 07:40:47 AM
I definitely think you can if you're determined.  I always try to teach myself how to knit or crochet from books or websites, but it never happens.  I can't find a lefty book or video anywhere and my mind just doesn't work well enough to switch things around in my head while learning from a righty haha.  

oh so thats why all these videos are confusing me! saying that, my mum taught me how to knit and shes right handed, so I just knit right handed. She's tried to teach me to crochet so many times but she works really fast and it confuses me.

I'm so excited about getting my partner!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on April 30, 2008 07:52:38 AM
So.. I've decided to learn how to crochet, anyone reckon I can suss it out and be good enough in time to have something for the swap?

Hey you never know! I taught myself how to crochet just this past summer, and the first project I ever did was a throw blanket. I wouldn't advise you to take that on as a first project :) I didn't get the concept of counting stitches, so it was wavy as all get out--luckily the person I gave it to thought it was supposed to look like that.

There are a ton of simple patterns you can do for the swap, like dishclothes and things like that. They work great, and everyone will know that you've never really done it before, so it'll be that much cooler to get it as a gift!

I have a lot of good suggestions for beginners patterns if you like. Just let me know!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 30, 2008 08:04:26 AM
Yay yay yay yay.!
It is partner day.!
and It's been a rainy day.
ambiguous is a preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'silly................................................') (I can't think of anything to rhyme.)

Pinky poh are you in Australia? Where abouts?

I'm scared I'll go to bed and there'll be like four more pages here..!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (Sign Ups Until 04/30-3 Spots Open; Send Outs 05/2
Post by: Solipsist87 on April 30, 2008 08:29:51 AM
Although we all want to get to know one another here in the Newbies swap we must keep the discussion for the most part on crafting. When things get TOO off topic all kinds of craziness can happen. This swap is about being a new swapper and making new crafty friends so a bit of off topicness is ok but not too much! the almost 3 pages of discussion about kinder eggs was a bit much and has nothing to do with being a newbie swapper. get it? . thanks!
[/quote]

Good point, 3 pages about candy seems a bit much lol. Thanks for clarifying that. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 08:32:22 AM
Solipsist87: when "quoting" make sure you leave the top quote part also. the one that says "quote author, link" etc...

:)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 30, 2008 08:35:22 AM
So.. I've decided to learn how to crochet, anyone reckon I can suss it out and be good enough in time to have something for the swap?

Honestly?  This seems kind of counter intuitive, but I kind of see swaps as a good catalyst to try techniques you haven't tried before, or crafts you've never done.  I know I'm planning on breaking out some new things, depending on my partner's preferences. 

Though really the only thing I have much of ANY experience with is sewing, and not much of that.  So I guess I don't have much of a choice!  LOL

(Like I said before, I'm starting a crochet class this Saturday, so you and I can both learn and swap crochetted things!   ;))


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on April 30, 2008 08:36:06 AM
Solipsist87: when "quoting" make sure you leave the top quote part also. the one that says "quote author, link" etc...

:)

The things you learn in the newbie swap. :) Thanks darlin.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 08:37:30 AM
oh believe me there are many more things to learn...  :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 30, 2008 08:48:14 AM
oh believe me there are many more things to learn...  :)

...She said with an evil laugh.................
preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '_________________________________________________________________________________')

Ok So. I've Just spent AGES.! Looking up everyone's profile's and reading their wist's. I feel a little more prepared now. Plus I wisted a whole bunch of new stuff :-)

I should go to bed so I can get up early and see if partner's have been posted, hehe  ::) 8)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 30, 2008 09:05:11 AM
So.. I've decided to learn how to crochet, anyone reckon I can suss it out and be good enough in time to have something for the swap?

Hey you never know! I taught myself how to crochet just this past summer, and the first project I ever did was a throw blanket. I wouldn't advise you to take that on as a first project :) I didn't get the concept of counting stitches, so it was wavy as all get out--luckily the person I gave it to thought it was supposed to look like that.

There are a ton of simple patterns you can do for the swap, like dishclothes and things like that. They work great, and everyone will know that you've never really done it before, so it'll be that much cooler to get it as a gift!

I have a lot of good suggestions for beginners patterns if you like. Just let me know!

When I first learned how to crochet, the first project I did was an afghan. A huge one. All I wanted was for it to be finished, so I could do other things. It took months! But, there's lots of crochet tutorials on YouTube. I don't know about left handed ones. But, it would probably help you get the idea!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on April 30, 2008 09:36:23 AM
Yay yay yay yay.!
It is partner day.!
and It's been a rainy day.
ambiguous is a preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'silly................................................') (I can't think of anything to rhyme.)

How come ambiguous miss gets to find out who our partners will be a day ahead... :( That's not fair. Now if she could tell us the up and coming  lottery numbers....I think that would be a fair trade. ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 30, 2008 09:42:04 AM
Yay yay yay yay.!
It is partner day.!
and It's been a rainy day.
ambiguous is a preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'silly................................................') (I can't think of anything to rhyme.)

How come ambiguous miss gets to find out who our partners will be a day ahead... :( That's not fair. Now if she could tell us the up and coming  lottery numbers....I think that would be a fair trade. ;)


I dont think she gets to find out who partners are ahead of us... its just shes from Australia so shes a day ahead of the US, right? Or am I missing something? =/


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 30, 2008 09:44:27 AM
Yay yay yay yay.!
It is partner day.!
and It's been a rainy day.
ambiguous is a preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'silly................................................') (I can't think of anything to rhyme.)

How come ambiguous miss gets to find out who our partners will be a day ahead... :( That's not fair. Now if she could tell us the up and coming  lottery numbers....I think that would be a fair trade. ;)


I dont think she gets to find out who partners are ahead of us... its just shes from Australia so shes a day ahead of the US, right? Or am I missing something? =/


Space/TimeZone continuum issues.

After checking out a lot of wists myself, a lot of you guys have fantastic taste!  This is going to be fun no matter WHO I get paired up with.  I hope I'm able to bulk up my wist enough, though I'm pretty easy to stalk online.  =0)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 30, 2008 09:47:00 AM
Yay yay yay yay.!
It is partner day.!
and It's been a rainy day.
ambiguous is a preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'silly................................................') (I can't think of anything to rhyme.)

How come ambiguous miss gets to find out who our partners will be a day ahead... :( That's not fair. Now if she could tell us the up and coming  lottery numbers....I think that would be a fair trade. ;)


I dont think she gets to find out who partners are ahead of us... its just shes from Australia so shes a day ahead of the US, right? Or am I missing something? =/


Space/TimeZone continuum issues.

After checking out a lot of wists myself, a lot of you guys have fantastic taste!  This is going to be fun no matter WHO I get paired up with.  I hope I'm able to bulk up my wist enough, though I'm pretty easy to stalk online.  =0)


Hehehe. I wish....!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 09:56:24 AM
holy cow you newbies are "quoting" maniacs!!! LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 30, 2008 10:04:59 AM
Hey kish!  When is the class you're teaching.

And also do you have tutes for the R2D2 in your icon?  And do you have other Star Wars stuff?  Inquiring minds, you know.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 30, 2008 10:06:05 AM
holy cow you newbies are "quoting" maniacs!!! LOL

Yes, yes we are. But we are good little Newbies. We are not quoting images. Cause that's bad. :) Mkay?

hehe.

I just caught myself looking at my profile staring lovingly and those beautiful, graceful and elegant words.... IN PROGRESS.

I'm so proud. *sniff sniff*

heh.


I should be banned from here when I'm tired.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on April 30, 2008 10:10:26 AM
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just to use their fave colour, show etc as a theme for one of your crafts
makes sense to me, but i think i may have - in a moment of madness - listed american idol as one of my favourite tv shows... hope that doesn't set me up for simon cowell printed pillow cases  :-\

How about a Simon Cowell Plushie? You can press his hand and it'll say.. "that was awful.." or "Brilliant!" :P

This thread grows so quickly! I leave for a few hours (I'm at work so I check it every so often) and there are PAGES since I last looked!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 10:11:19 AM
Hey kish!  When is the class you're teaching.

And also do you have tutes for the R2D2 in your icon?  And do you have other Star Wars stuff?  Inquiring minds, you know.

it is at 1pm. :) i am nervous. I don't have any tutes. I am not that great at explaining how i do what i do and whatnot, but maybe this class will help me with that. did you see R2D2 with his other star wars
buddies?
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243146.0

more star wars characters to come when i have some free time.

I made a lightsaber pendant keychain thing for  star wars swap I was in:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173783.msg1850175;topicseen#msg1850175

PM me if you have any specific questions about my little sculptures.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Karaoke on April 30, 2008 10:28:07 AM
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After checking out a lot of wists myself, a lot of you guys have fantastic taste!  This is going to be fun no matter WHO I get paired up with.  I hope I'm able to bulk up my wist enough, though I'm pretty easy to stalk online.  =0)

I was worried people would look at my wist and think, I can't make anything for her!  What a weirdo.
SO, yeah

Also, in the area of trying new things, I saw someone had some batiked fabric on their wist, and it made me want to try batiking.  I did some in 6th grade with my class, but I think it would be fun.  I'm also currently working on my first poppet, and am surprised at how good I'm getting with the sewing machine.  Exciting!

Only one more day of school and until we get partners!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on April 30, 2008 10:55:53 AM
Quote

This thread grows so quickly! I leave for a few hours (I'm at work so I check it every so often) and there are PAGES since I last looked!

I totally agree.  I checked this morning and I come back this afternoon and there were 4 new pages!  We're all just so excited to craft!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on April 30, 2008 10:59:07 AM
I finally created my wist list!  How fun is that??


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on April 30, 2008 11:06:46 AM
i worked on my wist a smidge this morning... some of the things on there are just to give my partner an idea of my taste... hopefully it helps

i havent even begun stalking yet... but tonight i've got the house to myself... so i will be stalking!  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on April 30, 2008 11:34:58 AM
Wow...getting exciting!

Here in Australia, it will be 11pm at night on Wednesday here, when it is 9am Thursday over there (or close to that). So, technically, us aussies find out Wednesday lol!

Quote
And Sparky, yes, those Star Wars plushies are to DIE for!  Did you look at how many Star Wars Plush types I have on my wist?? I couldn't stop clicking them! Lol.

:Squeel:They are all so cute! I think you and I have alot in common, I see you are a Mario fan also!

I am feeling so anxious...I dont have any ideas yet...what if I dont think of anything to make!!! (I doubt it, but still lol) :-X


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 11:47:35 AM
ambiguous.miss you have a ton of my sweets on your WIST!! Wish I could craft for you in this swap. :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on April 30, 2008 12:15:10 PM
Hmmmm....I am thinking that I need to jump on the wist band wagon here soon.

I might just have to do some sneaking around at work today to get it done.  ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on April 30, 2008 12:34:13 PM
AromaRage:  I agree that an afghan would be too time consuming for your first project with a swap.  BUT, there are a lot of people **including myself** that like crocheted wash cloths and dish rags.  I know that if I was your partner I would be happy with your very first crocheted piece.   :)

I have been having a lot of fun stalking everyone's wists and profiles.  I am feeling a little inadequate in the crafting department compared to everyone else.  I used to only do fine art (drawing and painting) but 4 years ago I took a sewing class and fell in love.  Sewing is what I have been doing ever since. 

I would like to keep the swap open instead of themed just in case I don't know how to do a certain technique.  I am definitely going to see what my partner likes and doesn't like and try my best to make something that will make their day!  I do have to say I'm impressed with all the polymer clay figures and the crocheted characters ~~ very cool.  You have way too much patience and creativity! :D

Tomorrow is PARTNER DAY!  I am very excited and can't wait to stalk my partner until I get a good idea.  I might not be posting anything tomorrow as well as tonight,  :'(  but don't think I don't care.  I am a foster parent and tonight a 5 week old baby boy who is medically fragile is coming to our house.  It will only be for 24 hours but I have been warned that his needs are very time consuming and I probably won't be sleeping. 

So ~~  I'm posting in advance...

I AM SO THRILLED to have my partner!  Yaa Hoo! Tell me all about yourself and what you would really like for me to craft for you.  I am better with sewing but I can do other things, even some things that are new to me.  I posted a few projects that I have made so check my profile under Topics Started by Me.  I will contact you and post a bio ASAP.  Have a WONDERFUL Craftster day!

Newbie Question- Are we supposed to post a bio of ourselves after we find out who our partners are? 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 01:03:45 PM
Newbie Question- Are we supposed to post a bio of ourselves after we find out who our partners are? 

yes, once partners are posted you can post yoour BIOs.

last check in before I head off to my polymer clay class. See ya'all later!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on April 30, 2008 01:52:34 PM
I made a circle!!! haha, I'm going to go post it in the crochet board as I'm uber proud of myself  ;D :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on April 30, 2008 02:08:50 PM
Another newbie question-Why is there an asterisk next to my name on the list?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 30, 2008 03:27:18 PM
Pinky poh are you in Australia? Where abouts?

Nope, I'm in Canada! Toronto ftw! Things people will not be surprised to hear about today: It was cold. lol

AAAAUGHHHH I'm so excited to find out who my partner is I misread kish's post and thought we found out TODAY >_< I am a sad panda. Oh well, more time to ponder crafts, and maybe start a wist :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on April 30, 2008 03:39:27 PM
Pinky poh are you in Australia? Where abouts?

Nope, I'm in Canada! Toronto ftw! Things people will not be surprised to hear about today: It was cold. lol

AAAAUGHHHH I'm so excited to find out who my partner is I misread kish's post and thought we found out TODAY >_< I am a sad panda. Oh well, more time to ponder crafts, and maybe start a wist :)


peer pressure!! start a wist!
come on, everyone else has... lol


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 30, 2008 03:50:29 PM
Pinky poh are you in Australia? Where abouts?

Nope, I'm in Canada! Toronto ftw! Things people will not be surprised to hear about today: It was cold. lol

AAAAUGHHHH I'm so excited to find out who my partner is I misread kish's post and thought we found out TODAY >_< I am a sad panda. Oh well, more time to ponder crafts, and maybe start a wist :)


peer pressure!! start a wist!
come on, everyone else has... lol


Weeeeeeeeell.......I suppose I could have a look :P

Another newbie question-Why is there an asterisk next to my name on the list?

The asterisk means that kish hasn't yet added the swap onto your profile. When she does, it will appear as "In progress". Read back!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on April 30, 2008 03:53:15 PM
Holy crapola! I couldn't check the boards since yesterday and there is so much going on!

I have a wist but it is way meager. I didn't want to make pages upon pages, but now after seeing everyone's I think that I might have some work to do. Correction: i do have some work to do.

But heads up for my potential partner....I'm easy going and would def. love everything.

My hands are itching to craft....

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on April 30, 2008 04:00:49 PM
question...
is there anyway that I can show my fave projects that I have found posted here at craftster??


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on April 30, 2008 04:11:08 PM
question...
is there anyway that I can show my fave projects that I have found posted here at craftster??

Kind of.  If you become a Friend of Craftster (basically a paying member, it's $12 for the basic membership) there are additional fields in your profile you can fill out.  You can look at my profile to see what I mean.

I'm not sure if that was the actual info you were looking for, but there you go!

Oh, and also you can save them to a wist obviously.   ;D


Oh, and also, I claim summerluvin_ca for a partner, since she's so easy going.  LOL.  j/k


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on April 30, 2008 05:28:01 PM
Only a day till partners!!! Then we will see which 1 of you ladies gets to play with the boys! :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on April 30, 2008 07:22:02 PM
For the bio that we have to post, is there a basic format or do we just make one up?

I am so excited, I have found myself blabbing on to everyone at work about this swap I get to be in and how cool it is going to be to get stuff from someone in another part of the country or world. They all roll their eyes when I get started.

I don't even want to look at ideas for stuff until I know who my partner is, so I don't get excited about one thing then find out that it wouldn't suit my partner. Oh i will have a lot of homework to do tomorrow for crafting ideas.

YEAH!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on April 30, 2008 07:23:47 PM
I would like to keep the swap open instead of themed... 
 

I agree. I mean, if partners want to theme for each other, cool. I usually pick a theme for my stuff anyway, just for continuity. Like if my partner liked flowers, incorporate them in some way in all my gifts to him/her. It gives me a jumping point, but doesn't necessarily limit me to just flowers.

Man, partner day is just around the corner! Finally! *so says the chick who only had to wait three days...*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 30, 2008 07:25:33 PM
My excitement for tomorrow's partnering is making me sleepy....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on April 30, 2008 07:36:27 PM
Oh man! KidWithKemikals! I made a wist! I'm going through Etsy like no one's business XD


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 30, 2008 07:40:37 PM
For the bio that we have to post, is there a basic format or do we just make one up?

The BIO can be something simple and short like what do you like to craft, how long have you been crafting, where do you get your creativity from, how did you find craftster, etc. Please try not to include anything that is considered private (full name, date of birth, anything you do not want posted on the internet for the world to see).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on April 30, 2008 07:43:11 PM
That's nice and easy. I always get nervous and flustered when I have to write a biography or sum myself up in a couple of sentences! :-X


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on April 30, 2008 09:06:57 PM
Come on.... It's Thursday already.....!!!!!!!! and not like, early either...!!!  :P :P :P :P :P
(said entirely jokingly.!)

ambiguous.miss you have a ton of my sweets on your WIST!! Wish I could craft for you in this swap. :P

*looks innocent* haha there's always personal swaps.... If you like my stuff of course :P hehe

*to self* naughty miss.

Pinky poh are you in Australia? Where abouts?

Nope, I'm in Canada! Toronto ftw! Things people will not be surprised to hear about today: It was cold. lol

AAAAUGHHHH I'm so excited to find out who my partner is I misread kish's post and thought we found out TODAY >_< I am a sad panda. Oh well, more time to ponder crafts, and maybe start a wist :)

Doh. Ohwell. Yeah. It was cold here too. That is something people would be surprised about.

Only a day till partners!!! Then we will see which 1 of you ladies gets to play with the boys! :D

Hehehehehe.   :P ::)

How Exciting. I'm not going to get anything done. I'll be back and forwards ALL day.!



----------------------------------------------------------------------

I just realised how silly I am. It is Thursday over there. But now it's only like 4am. Man, This is no fair.! It's 5:30pm here. and the boy is getting cranky cause I haven't done anything to my room. Better get going then


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 01, 2008 05:25:26 AM
question...
is there anyway that I can show my fave projects that I have found posted here at craftster??


Oh, and also, I claim summerluvin_ca for a partner, since she's so easy going.  LOL.  j/k

Littlebiskit- u r too funny. I guess I would be a swap partners dream to craft for!

ooh ooh ooh....it's getting so close....partner's today...hip hip hooray!

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 01, 2008 06:50:37 AM
Littlebiskit- u r too funny.

I've been getting that a lot on this thread.  Maybe people just get me better here.   ;)


I've got my bio all written up, but I can get a little wordy, so I'll wait until a couple other people post theirs after partners go up before I post it I guess.  I'm always uncertain how much to share, and I tend to share waaaaayyy more than necessary.  (I am Queen of Self Disclosure!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 01, 2008 06:53:35 AM
I woke up this morning hoping against all hopes, wishing against all wishes, that partners would be posted already, even though kish said Thursday night.

No more computer access for pinkie for the rest of the day! x_x
Dear everyone: Have fun finding out partners before I do :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 01, 2008 07:12:16 AM
I've got my bio all written up, but I can get a little wordy, so I'll wait until a couple other people post theirs after partners go up before I post it I guess.  I'm always uncertain how much to share, and I tend to share waaaaayyy more than necessary.  (I am Queen of Self Disclosure!)

I actually went to bed planning what I was going to write. I thought then decided I was being too wordy and giving too much info, so I will have to cut my bio back too!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 01, 2008 07:36:29 AM
Hi gang
I've missed something about this bio some are talking about......where do we post this bio? or is it something we write and send to our partner?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 01, 2008 07:41:29 AM
Hi gang
I've missed something about this bio some are talking about......where do we post this bio? or is it something we write and send to our partner?

I think this is your answer, but I'm not entirely clear on it myself.  I'll just wait for word from kish I guess!


Newbie Question- Are we supposed to post a bio of ourselves after we find out who our partners are? 

yes, once partners are posted you can post yoour BIOs.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 08:15:19 AM
I've been stalking this thread all day amongst cleaning up some of my room. I found some pretty cool craft supplied I'd forgotten I'd had. So that's a plus.

I'm worried I think I should be typing up my bio.... I'm not sure what other people are going to put in it? I'm going to check out the previous Newbie swaps to see.....

Nervous/Excited.Miss


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 01, 2008 08:57:52 AM
Littlebiskit- u r too funny.

I've been getting that a lot on this thread.  Maybe people just get me better here.   ;)


I've got my bio all written up, but I can get a little wordy, so I'll wait until a couple other people post theirs after partners go up before I post it I guess.  I'm always uncertain how much to share, and I tend to share waaaaayyy more than necessary.  (I am Queen of Self Disclosure!)

I am also very wordy and had always thought of myself of the Queen of Self Disclosure or TMI. But since that title has been taken I will now be known as Lady of Self Disclosure and TMI.

Dear Partner....I promise that I will add some more things to my wist to give you a clue into my life and likes. Bare with me on it although if you ask I will certainly give you any answer.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 01, 2008 09:03:16 AM
oooh... bios... i too can be quote wordy!

um i think i'm dumb... how do you get your links into your signature? i tried everything!!! gah!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 01, 2008 09:11:27 AM
um i think i'm dumb... how do you get your links into your signature? i tried everything!!! gah!


Okay, maybe I'm not understanding your question, but here's what I think the answer is.

Under the My Craftster tab at the top of the page, select My Profile.
In the My Profile screen, select Forum Profile Information.
In the Forum Profile Information screen, scroll down past your messanger options, and there should be a block with two fields: "Custom Title" and "Signature."
Whatever you put in "Signature" should show up at the bottom of every post you make.

If it's not, perhaps there's help at the Help Desk?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 01, 2008 09:13:21 AM
oooh... bios... i too can be quote wordy!

um i think i'm dumb... how do you get your links into your signature? i tried everything!!! gah!


youre not dumb!!
littlebiskit  beat me to it lol


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 01, 2008 09:14:59 AM
haha, thanks girls! i was able to post my wist in the proper location! rock!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 01, 2008 09:16:43 AM
Anyone know roughly how much longer we have to wait? Its 5.15pm here in England..I'm not good at figuring out time differences :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 01, 2008 09:18:42 AM
Anyone know roughly how much longer we have to wait? Its 5.15pm here in England..I'm not good at figuring out time differences :-\

It's only 11:15am central time zone (Texas), which would be only 9:15am on the West Coast, I believe.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 01, 2008 09:20:46 AM
and 12:20 pm on the East Coast  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 01, 2008 09:23:46 AM
So we have ages?! BOOO :(


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 09:31:58 AM
Hey. It's 2am down here in Australia. No not Thursday morning. It's Friday. I feel like I've had to wait a whole extra day.!

Not that I mind of course. My feet are just itching to get going. Kinda feels like it's been MONTHS.!

 ::) 8) :D


I hope kishcrafts class is going(gone) well.!

also. This site is handy for working out the times. It's live :)
The World Clock - Time Zones (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 09:50:48 AM
class went well thanks newbies!

you will all have partners by 9PM my time (california)

thanks for being patient!

<3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 10:02:49 AM
class went well thanks newbies!

you will all have partners by 9PM my time (california)

thanks for being patient!

<3

Awesome.! Glad to hear it went well....!!!!

Looks like I can go to bed and about the time I get up it should be posted. :-) hah

It sucks being in a different time zone.

Silly.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 01, 2008 11:51:09 AM
you will all have partners by 9PM my time (california)
<3

Thanks, Kish -- I have put the swap to the back of my mind til later tonight  :)  Thanks for doing all the behind-the-scenes work!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 01, 2008 12:00:18 PM
Whoot! By the time I get home from work tonight I'll have a swap partner!!   ;D Now if only I could invent magic and be home from work already, I'd be set. 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 01, 2008 12:24:30 PM
Wow so excited, I cant wait to start researching!

To my partner-to-be...I may not be near the internet for small periods over the course of the swap(like 1-2 days at a time), as I am waiting for the guy to come and install cable internet at my house...anyway, I will be getting my Mum to check my Craftster for me, and if there are any pms that need answering straight away or a problem, I will come to Mums and answer you as soon as I can. Anyway, moral to the story is - if I dont reply straight away, I will so dont worry!!! :)



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 01, 2008 12:35:37 PM
awww! I have a final tomorrow at 8:45 in the am so I need to get to sleep before the partners are announced :( oh well. I guess Ill just have to be more patient.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 01, 2008 12:50:43 PM
I've been fidgetty to start crafting. Since I can;t just yet I just keep online window shopping and adding to my wist. :P

I'm so excited to get my partner!



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 01, 2008 01:02:49 PM
okay heres the result of my stalking...
danni youre from NJ too! high five!



Okay Im done now. :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 01, 2008 01:51:40 PM
I'm watching Toxic Crusaders Trying to kill the time! Are you New Jersey folks familiar with Troma???!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 01, 2008 01:53:25 PM
I  have been checking out everyone's wists and I really need to add more to mine!  I really am pretty laidback and will be happy to get whatever I get.  I am so excited to find out who are partners are but am also getting VERY nervous  :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 01, 2008 06:04:42 PM
I so can not wait until I find out who my partner is... and I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow because I live on the east coast and I'm an early bird....

*continues grumbling excitedly/nervously*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 01, 2008 06:21:42 PM
Just checking in. The suspense is KILLING me! Unlike Mags, I stay up late, but I can see the FH making such fun of me for checking this thread like a small kid trying to peak at christmas gifts!

And to recap various comments throughout the thread I have yet to address:
 
- I've never had a kinder chocolate.
- I LOVE Nintendo! I have a chain chomp soccer ball that cost $20. That's love. Lol.
- Definately from Jersey. *high five!*
- I've heard of Troma. I had a Toxie action figure as a kid. Which I realize is from the cartoon (weird that they made that..) but still. :D

And I am going to spend my WHOLE day tomorrow plotting out crafts for my partner while at work. Nothing constructive will get done. ^_^;;



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 01, 2008 06:59:36 PM
oh! oh! 2 more hours! 2 more hours!

i'm getting up at 4 am to drive to NYC for the weekend... i'm going to pull a total nerd move and check partners tomorrow morning before i leave.. yes, at 2am...  ::)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 01, 2008 07:02:56 PM
Oh  you think thats sad.. Its 3am here.. I decided to wait up because I knew I wouldnt get up at 5!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 07:07:35 PM
you newbies are nuts!

I am still partnering away.

I take a lot into consideration when partnering:

willingness to ship outside of your own country
allergies
pets
smoking
what you want
what you can make

it may seem easy to throw 24 people together and see what happens but I like to make sure each partnership is perfectly matched, or at least almost perfect. :P

see ya'all in a few hours. I will post partners in a bit and then send the PMs with the questionnaires until the wee hours of the night. Thanks for your patience.

<3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 01, 2008 07:10:57 PM
just a warning to my potential buddy, i will be back to a computer monday night... I will fill out the questionaire then. until then i leave you with this elevator music, and a link to my wist.

doo do doo doo doo doo do do do dooo dooo...



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 07:19:46 PM
I will fill out the questionaire then...

you have already filled out the questionnaire that I will be PMing to your partner :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 01, 2008 07:20:48 PM
I have been looking at everybody's wists and it is so weird to see my stuff on someone else's wist (summerluvin_ca) It made my heart pitter patter with joy hehehe


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 01, 2008 07:47:07 PM
I will fill out the questionaire then...

you have already filled out the questionnaire that I will be PMing to your partner :P

oh, duh!  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 01, 2008 07:50:28 PM
EEK!! ~1.5h!!!
And of course, I have work tomorrow and (possibly) an Iron Man show to attend...which I might skip to do some planning :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 01, 2008 07:55:49 PM
I have been looking at everybody's wists and it is so weird to see my stuff on someone else's wist (summerluvin_ca) It made my heart pitter patter with joy hehehe

Are you kidding? Your take on that dress is awesome! I don't think I'd look as good in it but I would make it work!

you newbies are nuts!

I am still partnering away.

I take a lot into consideration when partnering

Kish- take your time hun. I'm certain that it does take an awesome amount of work to get this whole thing together. It can't be easy at all to match everyone up but we are all certain of your capabilities.

Just make sure to save some time to sleep.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 01, 2008 08:14:29 PM
it may seem easy to throw 24 people together and see what happens but I like to make sure each partnership is perfectly matched, or at least almost perfect. :P

see ya'all in a few hours. I will post partners in a bit and then send the PMs with the questionnaires until the wee hours of the night. Thanks for your patience.

I think it seems anything BUT easy to partner folks up!!! Your willingness to send the PMs with the questionnaires until the wee hours is very much appreciated. Til then, utilizing wists and craftster bios and stalking our partners' posts will help us get our "what do they like?!?!" jones  ;).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 08:41:19 PM
you newbies are nuts!

I am still partnering away.

I take a lot into consideration when partnering:

willingness to ship outside of your own country
allergies
pets
smoking
what you want
what you can make

it may seem easy to throw 24 people together and see what happens but I like to make sure each partnership is perfectly matched, or at least almost perfect. :P

see ya'all in a few hours. I will post partners in a bit and then send the PMs with the questionnaires until the wee hours of the night. Thanks for your patience.

<3

I bet lots and lots of work goes into organising a swap... Thank's so much kishcrafts.!

Oooh.! How exciting.! haha.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 01, 2008 08:42:44 PM
I'm sooo excited!!  :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on May 01, 2008 09:02:00 PM
OK.  It's almost 9:00 CA time and the little baby that we provided respite/foster care has left. I had to check to see if partners were listed yet.  I am SO TIRED.  The baby we had has to be fed every hour all day AND all night and has to be help upright for 30 minutes after being fed.  I had a grand total of 1 1/2 hours sleep, including the 1/2 hour nap I was able to get this afternoon.  I am almost out of fumes and can't see straight.   :o

I'm going to bed and will check for partners in the morning.  I have to work *dang it* tomorrow and Saturday and won't be able to start crafting until Sunday or Monday.  I can't wait to start fishing for ideas for *my partner*. 

Ya Partners!!  Props to kishcrafts for all her hard work and patience with us newbies! 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 09:14:33 PM
OK.  It's almost 9:00 CA time and the little baby that we provided respite/foster care has left. I had to check to see if partners were listed yet.  I am SO TIRED.  The baby we had has to be fed every hour all day AND all night and has to be help upright for 30 minutes after being fed.  I had a grand total of 1 1/2 hours sleep, including the 1/2 hour nap I was able to get this afternoon.  I am almost out of fumes and can't see straight.   :o

I'm going to bed and will check for partners in the morning.  I have to work *dang it* tomorrow and Saturday and won't be able to start crafting until Sunday or Monday.  I can't wait to start fishing for ideas for *my partner*. 

Ya Partners!!  Props to kishcrafts for all her hard work and patience with us newbies! 

Props to you for being so awesome and dedicated. You're doing a wonderful thing.!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 09:20:05 PM
SORRY FOR THE DELAY.

the 1st set of partners is posted on page 1.

more coming soon....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 01, 2008 09:27:32 PM
OoOoOoOohhhh...how exciting!!! :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 01, 2008 09:30:19 PM
Hurray for having a partner!  Hiya Ja!

Okay, here's my bio (pardon my wordiness):

My name is Jen, I'm 28, a married mother of one.  My daughter Lily will be one at the end of this month.

I only recently started crafting again.  When I was a kid I did a lot of crafts with my family, acrylic paints on ceramic, things like that.  My brother and I would also draw out the clothes we wanted for school, and my mom and grandmother would sew them for us for school every year in elementary school.  So I'm not totally new to crafting.

Last fall, I caught a quilting program on PBS, and they were showing a block that you could make a zillion different quilts out of, and something in my brain clicked and I thought "Hey!  I could do that, it's just sewing straight lines!"  So I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas, and started learning to sew quilts this last March.  

I've also started to accumulate supplies for crochetting, poly clay, paper crafts and a few more.

I also love to bake.  Mostly cookies cakes and quick breads.  I probably like baking more than I like eating what I've baked, and that's saying a lot.

Umm, I guess I'm going to leave it at that for now.  There's a lot more in my profile, and I'm quite easy to stalk, I've got a MySpace, Facebook, and a Livejournal all linked in my profile, besides my wist.  So there you go!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 01, 2008 09:33:29 PM
OMG PARTNERS!
Summerluvin_ca, are you ready to craft? :P

[I'm going to have to post my bio tomorrow; I've been waiting up to see the partner list, but now I must sleep so I don't KO at work tomorrow..see you then!]


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 01, 2008 09:40:23 PM
SKABABY ! ! !  I will be surfing thru your wists later tonight  ;) .

I have a lot of info in my profile (including a long bio LOL), and a pretty full wist list. Paired with the info in my questionnaire that kish will be sending ya, I hope you are not overwhelmed!

I am a total night owl and will likely be going to bed not long before you get up to leave for your weekend trip. Feel free to PM me with any questions, and I'll do the same. You'll be off the computer til Monday night (after you check the partner info in the a.m.), right?

I'm really excited about our swap  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 09:43:11 PM
Yay.! Partners...!!!

*singing*I get to play with the boys ..! I get to play with the boys ..!*end singing*

hehe.

I'm so excited.! I had a feeling I was going to be partnered with Destined To Fail.!

--------------------------------

I'll go write up my bio now, and then get done finishing my room so I can CRAFT.!
(I've just moved, which is why I need to unpack and sort things out  (yes I'm aware I moved three months ago but Shhhhhhh)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 01, 2008 09:44:05 PM
YAY for DanniQuee!!!!!!

We are gonna have some fun! I also have a bio in my profile, and a wist, so lets get crafting! Cant wait, I have all my ideas already(I think)!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 09:51:10 PM
for those of you that were looking at the list as I was updating it, sorry if things went a bit wonky and you were partnered with yourself for a moment. LOL It gets tricky to cut and paste from an excel spreadsheet to the craftster post I was trying to edit. And my shift key on the left side of my keyboard acts up sometimes and refuses to cooperate.

I will add the last bit of feedback for the Newbies that do not have in progress feedback in their swap profile.

I will be PMing the questionnaires after LOST (after 11PM my time). :)
Thanks for your patience.

If anything is wrong with your partnership please send me a PM ASAP!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 01, 2008 09:53:06 PM
*Looks at partner list* AromaRageST! I knew it...your taste in wists is impeccable :)

Ok, bio: Hi! I'm Nicole. I'm 23 years old. Though my grandmothers and mother crocheted and sewed, nobody really got around to teaching me. No time ;) I taught myself how to sew and crochet within the last three years, and I'm game for just about anything. I'm toying with the idea of learning how to cross-stitch, so be prepared! My goal is to develop a kind of self-sufficency. I don't want to buy something because I have to, but because I'm too tired to make it! I like crafts that challenge me to think outside the box, but I'm just as content with crafts that are there just to be enjoyed.

I look forward to crafting with you!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 01, 2008 09:56:06 PM
Finally, a partner. I am amped.

Here's my bio:

My name's Stacey. I'm 24 and I live in scenic Charlton, MA with my super-stud boyfriend and 2 dogs.

I've been crafting all my life, off and on. Mostly drawing and jewelry making and things  of that nature. More recently (the past year or so) I've been branching out more. I've been doing pastel paintings, macramé, shirt reconstructions, crocheting, and anything else that will keep me busy. I also like to pretend I can cook.

When I found Craftster, it was love at first site. Now all I do all is make things out of anything I can get my hands on and sit here and hit refresh all day while ignoring my boyfriend.

Happy crafting, everyone!






Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 10:03:30 PM
So, I whipped up this little bio. I stopped myself from rambling too much. I hope.

*********************************


Hi.! I'm Terri, and I'm not an alcoholic. I swear. I'm 21 and I live in Adelaide Australia. I also happen to love Adelaide (and Australia, Funny about that.!)

I was always into making things when I was younger, detailed diorama's, castle's, barbie houses. I was pretty much all self taught. My mum doesn't do much craft. She is very into cross stitch which I do not have the attention span for.

I've slowly picked up things here and there and tend to be very open with my crafting style (and pretty much everything else in my life too). I'm not so good at this bio type thing. I spent probably 3-4 months working on my one for my Myspace. Which is much better at explaining me. Just not so much my crafty side.

I am a perfectionist. If I don't like something. It will be pulled apart and redone until I think it's just right. Sometimes this makes me angry and frustrated with what I'm doing. But it's worth it in the end.

That's all i can think of at the moment, like I said. I'm not so good with these...

ambiguous.miss


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 01, 2008 10:20:06 PM
So.....
My name is Deanna, I am 24 years old and I have been a crafting addict all my life. I love anything crafty, but I do have my particulars. I love sewing more then any other craft or hobby. I started sewing to make my 2 year old nephew a Hugh Hefner robe for Halloween and have been non-stop for the past 2 1/2 years. I also crochet and random paper crafts.  I think my family thinks I'm crazy because of my need for a crafting space and crafting time. I have devoted a room in my house to crafting (no one is allowed to disturb my room without my permission). Aside from my craft life, I work at an elementary school here in my hometown of Yelm, WA. This is where I was born and raised and I will probably die here (Hopefully not to soon). I spend a lot of time with my husband and my parents. I am very family oriented. I love making things for other people, but my extended family doesn't like homemade stuff. So lately I have devoted my skill to me, which is rejuvenating, but it is due time to make for others again. YEAH!

Reading through my own bio, I realized I am a sporadic thinker.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 01, 2008 10:31:42 PM
Partners whoot! DeannaLynn06 I'm pumped that you're mine!

My bio:

I'm 20 years old, born and raised in Massachusetts. My Mom always made clothes for me and my sister growing up (some were absolutely ridiculous), and she taught me how to crochet a few years ago. The only thing she really taught me how to make was blankets (and I get bored easily with huge projects like that) but I want to expand in that area. I love sewing and I've recently gotten into playing with polymer clay. I love off the wall, random, weird crafts, life is more interesting when things get a little wacky. Sometimes I think that my roommates think I'm anti-social because I hide in my room crafting. :) I love making people things so I'm so excited about this swap!


Lets get ready to craft!
<3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 10:36:02 PM
I just wanted to take a moment to say, that when you find out who your partner is and you get their questionnaire it is understndable to think at first that you can't craft for this person or that you have nothing in common. my response to this is stalk them a bit, do a bit of conversing through email or PM and I am sure you will see some similarities. Of course you already have 1 thing in common, you both obviously love to craft! :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 01, 2008 10:46:40 PM
I just wanted to take a moment to say, that when you find out who your partner is and you get their questionnaire it is understndable to think at first that you can't craft for this person or that you have nothing in common. my response to this is stalk them a bit, do a bit of conversing through email or PM and I am sure you will see some similarities. Of course you already have 1 thing in common, you both obviously love to craft! :)

LOL, yes, I did initially think that I wouldn't be able to make anything cool like skababy has on her wist list, but then I stalked her craftster posts and discovered we have more in common than I thought based on her wists. I also discovered I want her to come to Texas and help me with my interior decorating  ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 01, 2008 10:49:26 PM
I just wanted to take a moment to say, that when you find out who your partner is and you get their questionnaire it is understndable to think at first that you can't craft for this person or that you have nothing in common. my response to this is stalk them a bit, do a bit of conversing through email or PM and I am sure you will see some similarities. Of course you already have 1 thing in common, you both obviously love to craft! :)

Given that some of the idea's I had for this swap were orientated towards girls. I am going to have to change them up a little bit. But I'm positive I can craft some things Destined To Fail will love.  :) I'm excited for the challenge.!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 01, 2008 11:13:00 PM
my laptop (the computer with all of my swap info, spreadsheets, etc) is downloading some mcafee security thing. PMs with questionnaires will be sent in the morning. FYI, for the question "what would you enjoy receiving?" 95% of you Newbies put "ANYTHING", not a big help, eh?. So basically you aren't missing much by not having the questionnaires. LOL

see ya'all in the morning. <3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 02, 2008 01:43:00 AM
~Glenda- yey!!!! i am so excited! Its 4:30am here, and i'm getting ready to leave for the weekend... i'm tired! But am totally pumped to come home and type a super long bio, so you can learn more about me.

I am so excited!

I want the weekend to be over so i can come home and start stalking!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 02, 2008 04:37:04 AM
Alright, crafters ho! 1...2....3...GO! Now we all can stop surfing and get down to some real fun.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 02, 2008 04:55:31 AM
*waves nervously at lindyv*

Hi, I'm Maggie, I'm 22, and I live in Jersey... I'm not sure if I'm as excited about living here as some other Jerseyans I know.  I stumbled upon craftster a few months ago and I have been completely addicted ever since.  I'm always browsing through to find projects I'd like to try.  I crochet and cross stitch, but I want to start working with sculpey.  I took a crafts class in high school so I've had my hand in ceramics, book making, paper marbling, stained glass (I made a stained glass ice cream cone... oh yeah!), jewelry making, and wood working, to name a few.  I am super excited to get to know you lindyv and I hope my crafting is up to snuff!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 02, 2008 05:18:06 AM
*SQUEEE!*

I had to check BEFORE I went to work! I'm so bad! :P

Yay Sparky! This is going to be so much fun! I'll write up a bio and post it a bit later. I'm off to work. Don't want to be late.  :-X


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 (CLOSED ; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 02, 2008 05:23:49 AM
OMG PARTNERS!
Summerluvin_ca, are you ready to craft? :P

[I'm going to have to post my bio tomorrow; I've been waiting up to see the partner list, but now I must sleep so I don't KO at work tomorrow..see you then!]

Darn it! I can't believe I completely missed the actual post of the partners. It must have happened just after I finally gave in to dream land. I am so ready to do this...let the sleuthing begin (insert Pink Panther theme song)
Pinkie_poh I'm so excited  for this...I'll probably talk your ears off.

So here's my bio....

Once upon a time there was a young lady named Mandy. She lived with her very soon-to-be hubby, two beautiful daughters and three cats that they had saved as kittens from a very fierce Toronto winter.

Mandy did not come from a very crafty family. Certainly the extended family would do many crafts, but alas her mother had no artistic ability and therefore Mandy had very little opportunity to learn. When a kind stranger would attempt to teach her a craft, they would become frustrated because she was left handed and was doing them "wrong". So poor Mandy, finally had enough and decided if she was going to learn anything, she would have to teach herself....there started her love of the art of cross-stitch. (mandy hasn't any talent in drawing, and making an "X" with thread is just too easy) She enjoyed sewing as well and just began making jewellery to give as gifts and beautify the world.

As you can see, she obviously has a love of writing and her soon to be hubby is thanking the heavens that she hasn't gotten into card/book making or scrapbooking. (yet)

the end....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on May 02, 2008 06:12:45 AM
Hey Craftsters (and my partner Bendybones)! Here's my brief bio:
My name is Melissa (Mel) and I'm 23 years old living in Hartsdale, NY.  Last year I graduated from Penn State and I'm now going to get my masters in education to teach while working the most boring desk job in the world.  I live with my mom still (don't laugh, loans are expensive), but I spend most of my time at my dad's with my cat and dog (Doodles and Tyson).  I'm in a temporary long distance relationship with my boyfriend of 4 years while he makes money or something like that haha.
   I've always been a "creative" person, but just recently got into exploring crafts.  I started with scrapbooking and recently began learning how to sew, do t-shirt reconstructions and work on bath and body products.
  My friends tell me I'm pretty much a tom boy stuck in a glamour girl's body, because I know more about sports than my boyfriend but adore dressing up.  I don't know where that mix came from.
   So, I'm sorry if that was a bit wordy.  I felt like I was writing some kind of personal ad haha


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Post by: DanniQuee on May 02, 2008 07:12:32 AM
(sorry in advance for the wordiness.. I'm typing on the fly as things pop into my head.)
Hello everybody!

My name's Danni (which is short for Danielle). I'm random, dorky and crafty. I'm 25 and I'm from dirty Jersey. Born and raised. No. I do not have one of those exaggerated Jersey accents. :P I live literally up the hill from Magadoo, in an apartment with my fiancee who looks like a bear (he has a crazy beard!), and our poor confused cat Molly, who is really a boy. And bad at being a cat. The bear and I are getting married October 10 of this year.

I've been doing artsy things since I could hold a marker. At the tender age of 2 I snuck out of my crib and drew a beautiful mural of snowmen and moons and stars on my mom's freshed sanded and sealed wood panelled kitchen walls. I got into sewing, crochet and clay in high school, and still paint and draw every chance I get. I also picked up an insatiable love for photography along the way and have an account on Flickr which is filled with tons of photos.

I have a passion for all things geeky. I've been playing video games since I discovered Space Invaders on the Atari. When my mom brought home the original nintendo back in the 80's, my love of video games was sealed and permanent. I LOVE Nintendo. Even now. I still have an old school NES. I also own a Wii and a few systems in between. I will always have a place in my heart for the Zelda, Mario, and Kirby games. On another geeky tangent I love all things Science Fiction. I'm a browncoat. Star Wars (the original 3 thankyouverymuch) are quite possibly my favourite movies. My username is actually the name of a character in the Star Wars New Jedi Order book series. (although I'd been using the name Danni well before I taced Quee onto it) I'm a big fan of R2D2, Jawas, Leia and Boba Fett. I also read a lot of books and my favourite authors are Phillip K Dick, Garth Nix, and Gregory McGuire.

I love the ocean. I could never live in a land locked state. I need to be within 2 hours of the coast. MAX. I love sea creatures of all kinds and spend entirely too much time in the fish section of pet stores, or at aquariums. While I love all things oceanic, I'm partial to Seahorses, Octopus, and Great White sharks. I'd like to go cage diving, and explore reefs one day. I need to leave my country first though, as I haven't had a chance to do that yet.

Currently I'm not in school, but would like to go back and get my degree in early childhood education with the hopes of one day becoming the coolest art teacher those kids have ever seen. Oh. and I hate brussel sprouts.

Now I'm going to slink off, before I tell you guys anything else you don't need to know. :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 02, 2008 08:15:21 AM
Hi Maggie!! I am so excited and nervous!!  So a bit about me...
My name is Lindy, I am 27 and live in Phoenix where it is hot, hot, hot!  I have two kids ages 7 and 3, a husband, and some pets.
I have been crafting for years, started with small collages and worked into scrapbooking after I had my first baby.  I have now moved into making jewelry and pretty much anything else I can do.  I am trying to learn to sew but can't figure out my ancient sewing machine :) I would also like to try my hand at polymer and resin.  As for what I like hmmm ummm well I have a wist so that should give you some idea of my taste.  If you want to know more just ask....

P.S. No worries about your crafting abilities, I am questioning mine too.....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Karaoke on May 02, 2008 08:35:07 AM
High five Pixel Pup!

I am super excited to get going.

So my bio:
My name is Ruth, I am 21 years old (I'll be 22 at the end of the month).  I live in Raleigh, NC and work here(http://camelot-treasures.com/ (http://camelot-treasures.com/)) if that gives you any idea of the kind of person I am.  I've been crafting my whole life, from those plastic needlepoint sets with terrible yarn.  I'm one of those crafters, who tries everything, so I've dabbled in most crafts, and I can do all kinds of stuff!  I'm into pirates, the English renaissance,  the English anything, steampunk, Firefly, Stardust, books, movies, good tv, board games, the list goes on.

I'm sure I'll think of five more things I want to add the second I hit post.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 02, 2008 08:45:53 AM
ambiguous.miss...very exciting!!! We have started stalking your wist & we were thinking we should probably create one to give you some ideas, so we will get on that asap. We will post a bio as soon as we get the chance (later today).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 02, 2008 08:52:25 AM
okay.  my bio.  going to be a short one because i'm the queen of non-disclosure :)

i've crossed the 30yr old bridge which means i've stopped counting, so i'd have to do sums to tell you how old i am.  i live in cape town, south africa (and spent a very short stint in london, uk).

i'm a bit of a geek and introvert, so tend to make things for people rather than talk to them  ;D

did art as a subject in high school, so did some screen printing and fabric design, and went through a stint of making cloth pixies in the guises of all my friends.  i can read so i can cook :), and i've just bought a dinky sewing machine, so am keen on learning the ropes (threads ;)).  my gran taught me to knit when i was little, so i can whack out a few things on the needles.  don't have the patience to commit to a full jersey though :)

have done a couple of craft classes locally - soap & candle making, but i've only just decided to get off my expanding rear and stop procrastinating.  so, hopefully this is the start of many creative things.

have only just had a chance to browse over my partner's wists and myspace, so performance anxiety has just set in  :-[ ... hope you have low standards kidwithkemikals  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 02, 2008 09:12:53 AM
ambiguous.miss...very exciting!!! We have started stalking your wist & we were thinking we should probably create one to give you some ideas, so we will get on that asap. We will post a bio as soon as we get the chance (later today).

hehe.! It's ok....!! Take as long as you like. Wist's are great fun. But a little addictive.! I'm so excited that there's two of you also...! It's like a whole extra set of inspiration (esp. when I get your questionnaire) Two heads are definitely better than one in this case.!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 02, 2008 10:17:08 AM
'ello 'ello!
My name's Monika Im 20 years old [21 just a day after this swap ends!!]. I too am from the lovely state of New Jersey. I started crafting when I was little. Drawing on walls was my specialty! My mom didnt like it so much however. Here's the skinny, I cant knit or crochet, somehow I cant get the hang of scrapbooking, and I havent the slightest idea to make soap! BUT! Im young and I have a whole lot of time to learn. My favourite crafts are probably stenciling. Im good at that. Im just now learning to sew and playing around with jewlery making and rubber stamping. Im also an avid reader and I LOVE photography. I love Beck, Bright Eyes, Jim Morrison, and all the Beatles. I love to travel and see new places. Okay Im done lol.


And as for you kreestar... Im easy to please as long as things are made with thought, patience, and love.
Thats the greatest thing about crafting. No matter what your outcome is, good or bad, someone will love it as long as you love it too and tried your best. So no worries! :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 02, 2008 12:07:43 PM
Just curious... did anyone get their partner's questionnaire yet?  :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 02, 2008 12:10:52 PM
Just curious... did anyone get their partner's questionnaire yet?  :-\

I am working on sending them.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 02, 2008 12:16:39 PM
Just curious... did anyone get their partner's questionnaire yet?  :-\

I am working on sending them.

Yay!  I have some ideas but want to know if they will fit the interests of my wonderful partner


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 02, 2008 12:30:10 PM
K, thanks kish!  I want to head to the store to pick materials up!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on May 02, 2008 12:52:25 PM
Whew! I am going to take a quick break from work to get my BIO posted.

So here it goes....

My name is Addrienne. I am 28 years old, and I live in California with my hubby and ancient, but totally lovable Chihuahua. I came across Craftster a few months ago and have been addicted ever since. I haven't posted too many of my own projects on here yet, but that is mainly due to the fact that I have been without a camera. I have a camera now and can't wait to start sharing the stuff Iv'e made. I am on here constantly though because it is so inspiring.

I am obsessed with sewing and am hunched over my sewing machine every chance that I get. I have been sewing for about a year and half now. I am also a self-proclaimed fabric whore, and my stash is constantly growing. I also recently took up knitting and am working on hoarding piles of yarn as well  :D

I have already been stalking SewFixated's Wists and Blog and already have a ton of ideas. I can't wait until the workday is over so I can get home a start crafting!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 02, 2008 12:56:51 PM
 Hi avari20 !

So heres my bio.

 My name is Zoe. I'm 19 from Cambridge, UK.
Ive been into all kinds of crafting since I was young, mainly painting, drawing, sewing and cross stitch. I was taught how to knit at about 8 years old but it didnt really stick with me so I re-taught myself last year, but so far I can only make rectangles.. so if you would like a scarf I can manage that  :P

I have a diploma in Fine art, focussing on painting, print work and fashion and textiles. I also took a year long course in pottery but I'm really not that good as I prefer having long nails to getting a perfect pot  ;D!

In the past few days I have been teaching myself to crochet, which is going.. erm.. okay-ish! haha. But as I have learnt for the sake of this swap you will definatley be receiving my first creation.

I'm a complete geek, I love old video games and sci-fi films. I have a passion for tattoos, particularly old sailor jerry style ones.

Thats all I can think of for now, is that enough?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 02, 2008 01:13:37 PM
Ok, everyone should have received a PM with your own questionnaire and your partners. If anyone got the wrong information or did not get a PM, please let me know ASAP! Thanks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on May 02, 2008 01:29:17 PM
Yay! I got my questionaire, and it is loaded with info. Thanks Sewfixated!
You are going to be fun to craft for  :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 02, 2008 06:07:58 PM
Hey Everybody,

Here's our Bio:
Going by our avatar, we're Brock (on the left) and G.(on the right).  We're 30 and 27 respectively.  We've been living together in downtown Toronto for the past 8 years.  We've both been crafting most of our lives.  Brock, coming from a straitlaced household, needed an outlet for his creativity (sewing<some school>, polymer clay, etc).  G. came from a fairly liberal home. Being involved in punk and rave scenes, he used crafting and fashion (sewing clothes, makeup, costume design,  hairdressing<schooled>) as a way to express himself.
In the eight years since we got together our mutual crafting abilities have grown.  We seem to  pick up  new skills and projects all the time and are into trying most things.  Between the two of us we can sew (clothes, stuffies), crochet, screenprint, reupholster furnature, paint and build puppets (our new obsession).  We don't do TV, so we spend a lot of time crafting.  We're kinda nostalgic and have a love for vintage and retro items.  We listen to a LOT of music (in fact G. even produces his own) and enjoy a variety of electronic dance styles from the 80's and 90's (disco, house, techno).  Other interests are cartoons (She-Ra, The Simpsons, Transformers, etc), slasher flicks,  B-movies, avant-garde/ haute couture fashion, tattoos (G.'s covered), anything highly stylized (drag queens, punks, goths, club kids, ravers, etc.). Other than that, we're fairly "normal". :D
We're SUPER excited to be part of this swap and to get to craftin'!!!  Look out ambiguous.miss, here it comes!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on May 02, 2008 07:22:17 PM
Diablita:  I am SO excited to be crafting for you!  I just read your questionnaire and see that we have a lot in common.  I LOVE anything vintage/retro as well, I had a TOO CUTE chihuahua (passed away) named Binki who loved peanuts, pine nuts, and gummi bears, my favorite colors are black and red, and I want a reusable shopping bag too!

I have been sewing for about 4 years.  I used to draw and paint all the time and have since I was in kindergarten but sewing is my passion.  My sister is a big craftster junkie and has been trying to get me to join for years and I finally fell for it after I saw her elephant pincushion that serendipity sara made for her in a swap.  *LOVED IT*

I taught myself how to crochet but never learned how to count stitches to make the sides all straight.  :D  I just redo it until it looks good!  I can't figure out how to knit.  I love crocheted dish rags.

I am in my sewing room most of my spare time and plan on renting a booth in The Quilted Bear in a year if all goes well.  I am currently stocking up on my fabric stash and frequent thrift stores for cool craft books, vintage ribbon and I do look at the vintage jewelry to see if I can be inspired to use them.

I love to quilt and have made 3 so far.  Right now I am taking a class to make a Dear Jane quilt (google it or look on my blog - it's amazing) and it is proving to be very time consuming.  I have learned so much from that class.

My kitchen is full of vintage things, dishcloths, towels, toys, Coke Products, embroidered things, etc.  I really don't know what you would consider my decorating style to be.  It's a little bit of 50s, shabby chic, elegant...  If I could afford to get all new vintage furniture, a Victorian style house, and a red 1964 1/2 Mustang I would.

I have plans to make several reusable shopping bags with cool vintage looking fabric that will stand out when I go to the grocery store. 

I am 34 and live in Utah with my DD (2 1/2), DH, our kitty Lily, and my DH's 2 snakes.  We will be approved for adoption very soon! All of our paperwork is completely turned in as of today.  I am so excited.

That's probably too wordy but oh well.  Back to Diablita's wists... :D




Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on May 02, 2008 08:54:37 PM
Diablita:  I am SO excited to be crafting for you!  I just read your questionnaire and see that we have a lot in common.  I LOVE anything vintage/retro as well, I had a TOO CUTE chihuahua (passed away) named Binki who loved peanuts, pine nuts, and gummi bears, my favorite colors are black and red, and I want a reusable shopping bag too!


I thought the same thing when I read your questionaire. We DO have a lot in common.
Thanks kishcrafts for doing such a good job of pairing us up.

How funny that you also had a Chihuahua. Binki sounds like such a cute dog!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 02, 2008 09:34:44 PM
Ok! Back from work and Iron Man (Ps, if you go to see it, stay til after the credits ^_^) Bio time!

My name's Leisa, I'm 21 in June (less of a crisis than 20 was :P) I've always loved crafting stuff (I once made a wicked awesome diorama for grade school French class that was a bedroom...made a working "floor lamp" from a wooden pen...man that was awesome); I've done bits of everything, from knitting to cross-stitch to quilting (by hand...I'm still not NEAR done, but the stitches are nigh-perfect) to various random projects. My two current favourites are book-binding (of miniature books and small notebooks) and jewellery making.
I've lived in Toronto/area for most of my life, which has been pretty awesome (ignoring that one time the government called in the army for snow removal...that was embarassing). Right now, I'm living downtown with friends; I just got a job at a coffee shop so I'm no longer being a degenerate drain on society :D (just kidding :P) Starting September, I'm starting a one-year program for American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, which I am pretty pumped for. I know how to sign the alphabet and not a whit else, so it's still up in the air as to how well I'll do :P
Ummmmm, not too sure what else to say....I like stuff! Stuff like cats, and steampunk, and food! CSI is the greatest show EVER, I will not hear otherwise :P
Yeah...that's about all I can think of about myself right now. If you want to know more, lemme know!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 02, 2008 10:01:36 PM
Ok! Back from work and Iron Man (Ps, if you go to see it, stay til after the Credits

OMG yes.!!! X INFINITY BILLION

So worth the cinema people looking at you like a tool.

Also. I thought it would be super hard crafting for a guy, let alone two but Destined To Fail i have to say are both simply awesome dudes.  :o That's right haha.

I'm really looking forward to crafting for these guys. The extra added little bit of not crafting for girls (girls like loads of stuff, boys not so much) I think is what I needed :)

Now for today My biggest decision is if I should finish off the last of my room, or as practise for this make a dress I've been wanting to for ages.

The life of a craftster is so hard.........


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 03, 2008 04:47:39 AM
Star Wars (the original 3 thankyouverymuch) are quite possibly my favourite movies. My username is actually the name of a character in the Star Wars New Jedi Order book series. (although I'd been using the name Danni well before I taced Quee onto it) I'm a big fan of R2D2, Jawas, Leia and Boba Fett.

DanniQuee, my son recently became interested in Star Wars. I had only seen the very first movie myself (back in the day, when it came out at the theater). We rented it from netflix for him to watch and he fell in love with it, so we ended up buying all six movies and now we watch them all again from time to time.

Star Wars action figures have invaded our house, as well  ;D.

And Star Wars books  ;). He particularly loves Jango and Boba Fett, and we found a young-adult Boba Fett series that he's reading. He passes each book on to me when he's done, so that I can read them too.

Which has led to me buying some of the (not young-adult) Star Wars books to read myself. I've only read one so far (about Darth Bane -- enjoyed it). As I read, my son would ask me, "What's happening now?!?!", and I'd fill him in LOL.

It's amazing the interests I have now simply because of my son!!!  Never would've picked up a video game if he hadn't expressed an interest as a young tyke, and now we're both huge gamers (tho he's WAY better than I on pretty much all of 'em :D).

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I've been having a great time reading everyone's bios, by the way. It's fun seeing that I have at least one thing in common with each person (or set of people!).

I'm envious of those of you who grew up being crafty. I didn't -- I was a bookworm (not that there's anything wrong with that; I still am, but now I balance it with crafting). I picked up cross-stitching back in my early 20's and did that until my son was born, at which time I simply didn't have time or desire for the tediousness of cross-stitching anymore. Didn't do any kind of crafting again, really, until a couple years ago, when I began searching for a crafty hobby that could be picked up and put down easier than x-stitching. Tried lots of things, but embroidery is what I immediately fell in love with -- I started doing that last fall, and would now rather embroider than read (that says a lot!).

This fall / winter (whenever it cools off again here), I want to pick up knitting and crocheting. Amigurumi is one thing I think would be a blast. We don't have much call for things like scarves and cool-weather hats and thick socks here, but critters/plushies are always a hit  ;).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 03, 2008 01:49:59 PM
Glenda, that's Fantastic! I grew up watching the original trilogy. I watched them SO often I killed the original VHS tapes and was forced to watch them on TV. The bear and I both collect action figures, so we have a plethora of SW figures spattered throughout the apartment. His birthday is this Thursday, and I'm throwing him a Science Fiction themed birthday bash on Saturday. He knows it's a BBQ has no idea about the party. He's getting an Original Wicket Ewok figure (unopened!), as well as a Wicket from the mid 80's (open) to display on the shelf with our other loose figures. Ewoks are his favourites. :P

I used to borrow the books from a friend of mine who was literally obsessed. He has Rebel Alliance tattoos and the word Jedi across his arm. He has about 400 action figures and every book. When he lived closer I used to just go raid his shelves for ones I hadn't read yet. :D Much more cost effective for me. Lol.

~~

Back on topic,

I've started crafting! So far, so good! :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 03, 2008 03:52:52 PM
Hi all

My bio bit...My name is Laura. I live in Guelph, Ontario. (It's nice to see some Ontario neighbors.) I'm 30 something, a mom and "wife".(I'm still not sure what that is) I'm totally head over heels for my 2 yr old son. (I think it's a chemical thing that happens during pregnancy cause toddlers are nuts) Anyway, I'm a wannabe...I want to think that I'd like to live in the city but when I did, I hated it. Just like when I think the perfect job would be working in an office, I hated that too. And even tho I hated those things I still think I'd love them. I like musicals, almost all types of music, movies but not horror, comics, cartoons, anime, nature, animals, mystery novels and any type of book that tells me how to do something, alternative stuff like goth and punk( but to look at me, I'm a plain jane), I'm very practical and love sparkly things. Anyway, I was one of those people in high school that was too weird to fit anywhere. It turned out that I'm A.D.D. and wasn't very good in school except art. So it started at a very young age of making stuff. Any kind of craft I could try, I would do. Mostly I just do knitting, beading, cross stitch and sewing.  I learned that the projects had to be either small and fast or for someone else. (So I rarely make anything for myself.) If the project got to big and took too much time they never got done. I've spent the last ten years or more learning about how my brain works and how the (normal) people work. Spend many an hour just watching and trying to figure them out( the normies). So if I write anything that offends anyone or I just don't make any sense.....it's just how my brain works and I apologize now. I have to go and have story time with my son. So everyone have a great night and write yah later.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 03, 2008 07:56:11 PM
would you all die if i told you that we have someone that is pretty much ready to send?! :P

if anyone is wondering when you can ship out your swap packages, my answer is ANYTIME BUT if you have not made contact with your partner I suggest that you do not ship it out just yet. If your partner is MIA please let me know because I don't want you to ship and then they disappear forever! Thanks!

I will be starting the gallery on Monday.

<3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 03, 2008 07:58:35 PM
would you all die if i told you that we have someone that is pretty much ready to send?! :P


....YES!! X_x;;


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 03, 2008 08:05:48 PM
thats some pretty fast crafting


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 03, 2008 08:42:39 PM
I definitely would die.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 03, 2008 08:48:39 PM
no need to die! LOL I think she just went on a crafting rampage and got a bunch done. :P
it isn't a sprint, it is a marathon  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 03, 2008 09:14:19 PM
would you all die if i told you that we have someone that is pretty much ready to send?! :P

That's some fast craftin', for sure.

I can tell ya right now I'll be crafting down to the send-out deadline  ;). I'm thinking I will avoid the gallery until I'm ready to send out, so I won't be influenced by what others do (and so I won't have a huge case of the "crafting-ability doubts" setting in!!).


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 03, 2008 09:25:35 PM
Quote
I'm thinking I will avoid the gallery until I'm ready to send out, so I won't be influenced by what others do (and so I won't have a huge case of the "crafting-ability doubts" setting in!!).

Ditto to that!

I've been working on small stuff, but I think Aroma and I have basically agreed that it's highly unlikely we'll keep to the minimum :) I'm ready to try new things and poor Aroma is going to be the recipient of some "interesting" things.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 03, 2008 09:44:34 PM
Almost ready to send? That person has some pretty awesome crafting skills!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 03, 2008 10:25:43 PM
That's crazy business. But, Well done to them.! I've started a couple of things. But need to pick up some other stuff for 'it' cause I don't really have just the right stuff for what I'm making.

In other news. I fixed my sewing machine. By myself.! Yay for pulling apart bits that look like they're meant to come off, cleaning fluff out and oiling random moving bits.!

haha :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 03, 2008 10:27:56 PM
would you all die if i told you that we have someone that is pretty much ready to send?! :P

READY TO SEND?! Summerluvin, that had better not be you O_o lol  I've gotten a good chunk of planning done and have started a bit, but noooooowhere near ready to send...be on the lookout for a pm!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on May 03, 2008 10:53:15 PM
I am sick that someone is almost ready to send.  **Rocks to whoever you are!** I thought I was doing pretty good by having 1 thing done and plans for everything else!

I spent my lunch hour looking through a craft store trying to find the right item for the craft that I did tonight.  I'm having a lot of fun!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 04, 2008 07:00:09 AM
Oh dear... I have a mother's day gift that I need to get crafted first, so while I've got all my ideas (and I thinka all my supplies) I haven't even started yet!!! :o :o :o

(Okay, so I think I finished my mom's gift.  This might not be allowed, but I'm proud of it, you guys wanna see what I made for her?  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=244104.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=244104.0)  PM me with comments/critiques on it if you like so we don't clutter up the thread!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 04, 2008 07:11:37 AM
 :-\  um... I just have the planning stage done!  geesh!  After this week I should get some crafting done because this week I have three papers due (because school is awesome  >:() and next week I have like a twenty page paper due, so by Thursday aI will have some major crafting time!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: ~Glenda on May 04, 2008 10:06:10 AM
Oh dear... I have a mother's day gift that I need to get crafted first, so while I've got all my ideas (and I thinka all my supplies) I haven't even started yet!!! :o :o :o

Same here! Finishing up projects for two kid birthdays coming up this week, then Mother's Day next weekend, THEN I'll start on my swap stuff. With skababy being out of town this weekend and not back to a computer til Monday night, we won't even have a chance to PM each other until then. Which is okay by me, cuz once she and I have a chance to PM, I'll really be itching to get started on her stuff  ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 04, 2008 12:41:53 PM
would you all die if i told you that we have someone that is pretty much ready to send?! :P

READY TO SEND?! Summerluvin, that had better not be you O_o lol  I've gotten a good chunk of planning done and have started a bit, but noooooowhere near ready to send...be on the lookout for a pm!

Oh my! No Pinkie, Although I would love to be the one that is ready to send I am not. Rest assured I am still in the same boat that you are in.

ALthough I would love to send BIG PROPS to whomever it is that is ready to send.

Mandy

After thinking about it....do you think that the boys may be ready to send? With two of them crafting and the abilities that they have shown, it just may be possible.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 04, 2008 01:13:31 PM
They better not be.!!!!!!!!!!!


(I'm pretty sure it's not them though... We've been chatting away on msn alot.!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 04, 2008 02:13:21 PM
Some-ones ready to send?! Dear lord!

I think I had better start the actual crafting rather than just sitting around planning stuff.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 04, 2008 05:09:54 PM
OMG!!! We just finished 1 of the projects we are working on for the swap. We are thrilled with how things are going & just dying to show you guys what we are doing!  ;D

@ambiguous.miss - We are SO excited for you to receive our crafts that we are going to pass out!!!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 04, 2008 09:09:51 PM
Wow, well done to whoever is ready to send...I am going along great, got 2 items done, doing the rest over the next week or two, I am so nervous though!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 04, 2008 09:40:51 PM
I've been crafting til' the break of dawn. Can't wait to start swapping! ::)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 05, 2008 02:47:10 AM
OMG!!! We just finished 1 of the projects we are working on for the swap. We are thrilled with how things are going & just dying to show you guys what we are doing!  ;D

@ambiguous.miss - We are SO excited for you to receive our crafts that we are going to pass out!!!!!!


!!!!


Don't pass out yet....!!!

You haven't finished or sent! haha.

:)

Plus. If you're passed out how can you recieve my crafty things? Hmmmmmmm

Wait untill after..!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on May 05, 2008 07:45:05 AM
I have finished 3 things!  I *might* redo one of the things because it did not turn out as cute as I had hoped, my DH likes it well enough though.  I'll have to see how it looks after I add some decorations. 

We are doing respite care for the same baby boy again twice this week so I will be super tired and not able to craft as much.  I'm glad I only have one more item to craft but I have 2 ideas that I would like to do, don't know how I will choose just one!

I"m excited to send to Diablita!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 05, 2008 07:46:59 AM
*sigh* I had really cool plans for something crocheted, but needed a certain kind of yarn. Once again my craftiness has been foiled! *Shakes fist at Wal-Mart* Why did you have to choose now of all times to get rid of your yarn center?! I'll have to look around some neighboring towns to see what I can find. Who knows, I might come across a treasure trove of craftiness...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 05, 2008 07:57:13 AM
I only have one thing left to make then I will be done, maybe I will finish tonight when I get home, so I can send it  later this week. I can't wait to see what Solipsist has planned for me. Sad for work, yeah for crafting!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 05, 2008 10:04:46 AM
I have done some serious crafting this weekend and have two things done and I am soooo happy with how they turned out!  I am working on my third and am trying something new so we'll see how it goes.  Wish me luck on it!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 05, 2008 10:05:48 AM
:-\  um... I just have the planning stage done!  geesh!  After this week I should get some crafting done because this week I have three papers due (because school is awesome  >:() and next week I have like a twenty page paper due, so by Thursday aI will have some major crafting time!


Same here.... except I got two 8page papers and an entire theme center to make still.... and then I can actually craft! 

Is it summer yet? Please!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 05, 2008 10:08:19 AM
my bio (a bit late, sry)

Hi all,
My name is Ja, I am 19, a junior elementary education English major.  I live in NY and go to school upstate in practically the middle of nowhere in a small state school.  I love reading and according to my little sister, I practically finished our home library, which I think is a slight exaderation.
I love photography and taking photographs, I love old-fashioned black and white photography, but there is nowhere that I process film anymore.  I now take photographs for my college newspaper, mainly documentation type photographs, but sometimes I can actually take an artsy photo for a story.
Um, I really hate talking about my self….
I am a really big clutz and have a really big tendency of falling/tripping/or just generally injuring myself.
Idk, really. I’m a college student, who is overly swamped with work and essays who enjoys being semi-antisocial, basically hanging out with friends, but refusing to go to any sort of ‘party.’ I hate crowded areas, mainly basements. But I enjoy my anti-socialness and to be its not even really being anti-social.


and I really can't wait for school to officially be over to start crafting


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 05, 2008 10:55:40 AM
yikes.  i'm a late bloomer here... i have plans for all my items, but been thwarted at the fabric shop (g*ds, but there's an awful lot of terrible material) and i have a sinking sensation that i only thought i could sew.

ah wells,  if it turns out really heinous, i'll sew beads on it and call it abstract avant garde.

oh, plus this project has made me realise (queue screeching atmospheric music ala hitchcock): i have no surface space!

kish -- just a question on what constitutes large and small... i'm making things within the time frames recommended for each, even though size-wise, the larger things are the easier ones to make.



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on May 05, 2008 11:27:56 AM
I went away for the weekend, I come back and I all ready feel like I am soo behind!  I've gotten all of my planning done and after some fabulous coupons from Michaels this weekend (50% off!) I'll start my shopping today. 
The only thing that's getting in the whole is the whole going to work and then school thing.  Damn it!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 05, 2008 11:30:43 AM
kish -- just a question on what constitutes large and small... i'm making things within the time frames recommended for each, even though size-wise, the larger things are the easier ones to make.



The terms large, medium, and small are all relative.  I like to look at them from a time standpoint—Large=3 or more hours, Medium=2-3 hours, and a Small being 2 hours or less.

Is your large, while "easier" for you, taking at least 3 hours? Or is it something like you are an uber crocheter and can whip out something in an hour that an intermediate crocheter might take 3 to do?



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on May 05, 2008 01:22:34 PM
It is cool to see that everyone has been crafting like mad this weekend.

I got a lot of stuff finished this weekend also. I am having so much fun!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 05, 2008 05:15:04 PM
I havent even started!  :-[

But i just got a new partner today... So i can start stalking her, and hopefully get a move on by the end of the week!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 05, 2008 05:27:41 PM
skababy's partner had to drop out for personal reasons so I have procured her a new swap partner. you will each have a couple of extra days to get things sent out in case you need them since there was a change in partners. :)

I will send you her info tonight. Thanks!



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 05, 2008 06:04:43 PM
Wow, well done to whoever is ready to send...I am going along great, got 2 items done, doing the rest over the next week or two, I am so nervous though!!!

I have 2 done as well! :D I'll be done definitely by the deadline. I don't want to say early in case something goes horribly wrong! I'm still excited about crafting, and nervous about sending too!

I spent a good chunk of time today designing the most intricate of the surprises. I've never tried this before, but I think I can do it.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 05, 2008 06:15:49 PM
Oh...I feel so behind....
Karaoke....I'll be working on your stuff this weekend...! Can't wait...but I'll have to tie the monkey up first.lol


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 05, 2008 07:12:07 PM
Skababy- sorry that you had a switch in partners. But kudos to Kisch for finding a replacement  so quickly. What an awesome organizer she is!

Gosh I feel so behind....I start something and then toss it aside saying to myself "not a chance in **** " i swear the rode to craftdom is paved with good intentions.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 05, 2008 07:22:42 PM

Gosh I feel so behind....I start something and then toss it aside saying to myself "not a chance in **** " i swear the rode to craftdom is paved with good intentions.

Mandy
We are our worst critics! Don't worry so much...your Mom would say just do your best cause it's the thought that counts.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 05, 2008 08:08:18 PM
I feel like such a slacker, my partner is almost done and I have barely started! I blame that on work and the fact that my Mom kidnapped my sewing machine. I mean it wouldn't be so bad if I could hand sew stuff, but my stitches don't come out nearly as nice as those done by a machine. I'm not too worried though, going to my Mom's tomorrow and I have Wednesday off. I think I can crank my surprises out by mothers day and ready to send by next week!

I'm so excited to see what DeannaLynn has made for me!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 05, 2008 09:24:29 PM
Gosh I feel so behind....I start something and then toss it aside saying to myself "not a chance in **** " i swear the rode to craftdom is paved with good intentions.

Don't worry, Mandy, I haven't gotten anything done that I'm pleased with yet either >_< I have ideas, but my crafting gene seems to be switched off? REBOOT!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 06, 2008 07:38:55 AM
Just thought I would let you all know I'm going away till friday. So I probably won't get a chance to post anything. Have a fun week crafting everyone :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 06, 2008 07:39:06 AM

Gosh I feel so behind....I start something and then toss it aside saying to myself "not a chance in **** " i swear the rode to craftdom is paved with good intentions.

Mandy
We are our worst critics! Don't worry so much...your Mom would say just do your best cause it's the thought that counts.
I finished one of my projects, looked at it and was like there is no way I am sending that to anyone!  I tried something new and it just didn't work, oh well back to the drawing board!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 06, 2008 08:02:27 AM
I (thankfully) made one item last night! I was able to finish typing two of my four papers due yesterday so I thought I would take a crafting break!  I like the results, I just have to put the item together and finish it...

(grumbling about having to attend class.....  :'()


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Radmom on May 06, 2008 08:17:47 AM
Man, am I upset!!!! Somehow I missed the this thread. Oh well, Maybe I will get my Newbie Swap chance whenever round 10 comes along! Can't wait until I see what all you swaped!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 06, 2008 09:12:46 AM
Wow. Here I thought I was the only one having problems with her crafts. Not PROBLEMS problems, but the "Why isn't this perfect?" syndrome. I would love anything I got, no matter what, but for some reason that doesn't compute when reversed. My standards skyrocketed now that I'm giving it to someone!

But you know what? I am 100% certain I'm hooked on swapping.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 06, 2008 10:06:02 AM
Wow. Here I thought I was the only one having problems with her crafts. Not PROBLEMS problems, but the "Why isn't this perfect?" syndrome. I would love anything I got, no matter what, but for some reason that doesn't compute when reversed. My standards skyrocketed now that I'm giving it to someone!

But you know what? I am 100% certain I'm hooked on swapping.

I feel EXACTLY the same!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: CANE on May 06, 2008 11:00:15 AM
I havent even started!  :-[

But i just got a new partner today... So i can start stalking her, and hopefully get a move on by the end of the week!

I'm excited! I've already got lots of cool ideas for you. If you have any questions for me, don't forget to message me!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 06, 2008 11:05:40 AM
I LOVE your photo CANE!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 06, 2008 05:03:01 PM
Okay so good, somewhat unrelated news... I have 3 out of 4 final papers done!  Woo-hoo!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 06, 2008 08:23:04 PM
Okay so good, somewhat unrelated news... I have 3 out of 4 final papers done!  Woo-hoo!
Yay! Almost there!

So, TERRIBLE news: I won't be able to craft anything for the next few days. Why? Because I'm an idiot and stuck my hand into a bowl of fresh-off-the-stove boiling water. Kinda stings. Ah, well...this just means more time to plan and accumulate materials into their respective project piles!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 06, 2008 11:27:50 PM
I actually feel productive tonight!

Like most people here I'll try and make something and it won't come out right so I give up!

I think if I start thinking 'would I like this if I got it?' I might not junk as many projects. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 07, 2008 02:54:44 AM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I got two more days off...! Woohoo more crafting time.!

Yah.! haha


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 07, 2008 05:11:14 AM
I don't know what possessed me to enter a swap this month!  It's already so busy!  I mean, I know I'll get stuff done, but seriously.

1st weekend - wedding shower
2nd weekend - mother's day (Sat w/ my mom, Sun w/ MIL) plus crochet class
3rd weekend - FREE! (except maybe a rescheduled crochet class)
4th weekend - wedding (not mine)
5th weekend - DD's 1st b-day

Add in my hubby's b-day and various appointments during weekdays and I'm swamped!

On the plus side, I got the quilt I'm making (my first real quilt) totally pinned last night, so tonight I'm going to try to work up the guts to *gulp* actually quilt it!!!

And also I've got most of my projects for Ja planned out and if they work they'll be really cute. 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 07, 2008 06:12:19 AM
maybe its just because Im naive but uhm... I did my first project and I love it. Its really simple though so maybe thats why it came out so good.

on the bright side all my finals are done with so yaaaaaaay
[cue Alice Cooper]
schooooooools out for summer!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 07, 2008 08:56:51 AM
I actually feel productive tonight!

Like most people here I'll try and make something and it won't come out right so I give up!

I think if I start thinking 'would I like this if I got it?' I might not junk as many projects. :)


Definitely. I started asking myself that very question and lo and behold, my positive pile started accumulating o_0

I'm projecting that I'll be ready to send by Saturday, if all goes well. That being said, my sewing machine might blow up and my crochet needles might melt in some cosmic mishap in the meantime. Something always has to go wrong, right?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 07, 2008 09:58:45 AM
I actually feel productive tonight!

Like most people here I'll try and make something and it won't come out right so I give up!

I think if I start thinking 'would I like this if I got it?' I might not junk as many projects. :)


Definitely. I started asking myself that very question and lo and behold, my positive pile started accumulating o_0

I'm projecting that I'll be ready to send by Saturday, if all goes well. That being said, my sewing machine might blow up and my crochet needles might melt in some cosmic mishap in the meantime. Something always has to go wrong, right?

Gotta love it when things go wrong, I managed to bend one sewing machine needle and break another one.  :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 07, 2008 10:01:27 AM
I actually feel productive tonight!

Like most people here I'll try and make something and it won't come out right so I give up!

I think if I start thinking 'would I like this if I got it?' I might not junk as many projects. :)


Definitely. I started asking myself that very question and lo and behold, my positive pile started accumulating o_0

I'm projecting that I'll be ready to send by Saturday, if all goes well. That being said, my sewing machine might blow up and my crochet needles might melt in some cosmic mishap in the meantime. Something always has to go wrong, right?

Gotta love it when things go wrong, I managed to bend one sewing machine needle and break another one.  :)



you mean youre not supposed to bend them? :P
when I first got my sewing machine, a year ago, I bent and broke all my needles
since then Ive used it like 3 times and it intimidates me
but Im determined to knock out one sewn project for kreestar


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 07, 2008 10:21:37 AM
I'm almost positive my sewing machine broke last night  :'(
I'm going to bring it to my sewing machine doctor later today.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 07, 2008 10:27:24 AM
I'm almost positive my sewing machine broke last night  :'(
I'm going to bring it to my sewing machine doctor later today.


Awww! I would be devestated. I thought I broke mine two weeks ago, but it thankfully turned out that only the light bulb burned out. I'm rooting for yours, Bones!


Quote
when I first got my sewing machine, a year ago, I bent and broke all my needles

I used to break my needles all the time. I had to start stocking up on extras, because I really only like the biggest ones (threading those little buggers is a pain in the you-know-what). I've gotten a little *holds up thumb and pointer finger to measure out a cm* better at it, but not much. Go you for being so determined. :)



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 07, 2008 02:04:17 PM
Glad to hear everyone is going well...I was doing the same and almost binning everything I made, until I asked myself if I would love to recieve it...so after that, I only have 2 more items to make, so should be ready to send by Monday (if all goes to plan)...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 07, 2008 02:31:57 PM
yey! tonight, if the first night i have time to shop and prepare to craft. im so excited! plus next week i have 2 days off to craft... no if you'll excuse me i'm off to internet stalk my awesome partner!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 07, 2008 03:26:56 PM
Pinkie -  :o

I'm sorry to hear that you burned yourself. Make sure that you iced it and don't overdo anything. Lots of polysporin too. (always the mum) hopefully you heal up nicely. Trust me everyday I end up spilling the boiling water on me (lack of counter space/ or perhaps I should just move the stuff off the counter.)

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 08, 2008 02:59:37 AM
I Just got home from the craft store... I'm pretty sure I have everything I need now. Some of the items were hard to find.!

I'm pretty excited too at how some things have started to turn out.

Doh.! I knew I forgot something. haha

back to the shop tomorrow.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 08, 2008 05:57:20 AM
So, TERRIBLE news: I won't be able to craft anything for the next few days. Why? Because I'm an idiot and stuck my hand into a bowl of fresh-off-the-stove boiling water. Kinda stings. Ah, well...this just means more time to plan and accumulate materials into their respective project piles!

 :o Omigosh! Make sure you take care of that!

I went out to the store yesterday to buy some more supplies... my stash really wasn't cutting it for the one project I have planned. I think I'll be ready to send in a week. So long as my sewing machine doesn't explode and my threads don't disappear...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on May 08, 2008 09:27:17 AM
I am itching for the work week to be over with.

I am taking a half day tommorow just so I can get some more crafting time in.
With Mothers day being this weekend, I have got my work cut out for me.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 08, 2008 10:17:47 AM
I don't want to send some of my things....!!!


 :'(



I love them too much.! Haha this swap is hard.! :p

Better head off and get some more done.

I thought crafting for boys would be hard, and I hope I haven't got the idea of what they like completely wrong. But so far so good I hope.!



Anyone else having this issue?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 08, 2008 10:37:52 AM
I hope I haven't got the idea of what they like completely wrong. But so far so good I hope.!

Anyone else having this issue?

I totally know what you mean.  "Would Ja like this, or is it just that I like it?"  Damn.

Sorry, Ja!  I hope you like what I've got planned!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on May 08, 2008 12:35:00 PM
If anyone would like to craft me a final paper to hand in, that would be awesome! haha  My semester is over next week and I couldn't be happier.  Grad school is friggin hard!! 
   However, I don't allow homework on the weekends, so I'm going to be crafting my butt off! Have a good weekend everyone <3


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 08, 2008 06:35:15 PM
summerluvin and DanniQuee:
Thanks for the advice/get wells :)
My hand's good as new today (guess all that soaking in cold water actually does something :P)
I'm starting the medium project as soon as I hit post! So excited! :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 08, 2008 07:49:23 PM
What happens when your small project turns into a big wopper? ( a big one)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 08, 2008 07:53:52 PM
hmmmmm
then you need to change plans and make your small project your... I forget
is it medium or large?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 08, 2008 08:08:25 PM
I also had problems remembering if it was small or large.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 08, 2008 08:12:14 PM
you swappers are killing me!

you are crafting 1 Medium item and 3 Small items MINIMUM



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 08, 2008 08:30:47 PM
you swappers are killing me!




but kiiiiiiiiish! I thought we were your favourites!!!! [pouts]


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 08, 2008 08:42:39 PM
you swappers are killing me!
but kiiiiiiiiish! I thought we were your favourites!!!! [pouts]

UHHH When did I say that! HA!

Size/Time/$ requirements are all relative and just supposed to be used as guidelines. For example, if you are making your first crochet item and it is supposed to be one of your smalls (2 hours or less) it might take you 3+ hours since you are a novice. so plan accordingly.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 08, 2008 09:23:50 PM
I don't want to send some of my things....!!!


 :'(



I love them too much.! Haha this swap is hard.! :p


We are having the same problem!!! :D

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 08, 2008 10:12:54 PM
So I went into work today, tried to clock in and the computer said I wasn't on. Now I work every Thursday night, but I think I requested it off to go to a concert I forgot about (D'OH!). The moral of the story is that the first thing I thought of was Sweet! I can do more crafting! Plus I have tomorrow off and then more time Saturday night! I should be all set to send soon! *dances*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 09, 2008 06:25:16 AM
I am almost finished!!! I am tackling my bigger project today and hope to get it done this weekend and then I can send next week!!!
I still have one thing that I am unsure if I want to send or not.....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 09, 2008 09:25:02 AM
 :'(

I'm having a bad time of it.

I've de-gifted two projects that weren't even part of the swap.  (Both the fairy door and the quilt I was working on.  I'm not happy enough with either of them for them to be gifts.)

Can you tell I'm having confidence issues?

Here's hoping I come up with something clever and cute in short order!  I bought more supplies at my local JoAnn last night, so hopefully I can get at least my smalls cranked out this weekend.

Wish me luck! 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: CANE on May 09, 2008 11:10:18 AM
I get to go to some supply stores today, so I can work on my projects! I have a couple good ones planned and one in the making-- I know I'm happy with the workmanship, but I'm just hoping Skababy likes it!

But she does have fantastic taste in music :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 09, 2008 03:00:28 PM
Hurrah I'm home. Everyone is so ahead. I am going to have a big crafting weekend I think.. outside in the mysterious english sunshine which could dissapear at any moment!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 09, 2008 03:42:48 PM
I'm DONE!! yeah I have finished all the crafting and now I just need to find a good box to fit all of the goodies in! I will be sending it tomorrow or monday. I can't wait. Now I can focus on all the other projects I put on hold so I could focus on making the best stuff for Solipsist.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 09, 2008 07:26:55 PM
I'm DONE!! yeah I have finished all the crafting and now I just need to find a good box to fit all of the goodies in! I will be sending it tomorrow or monday. I can't wait. Now I can focus on all the other projects I put on hold so I could focus on making the best stuff for Solipsist.


I just recieved info (from a post office lady) that prices will rise again on Monday. It may just be stamps, and therefore basically leaves us unaffected, but I thought I'd share just in case!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 09, 2008 07:33:38 PM
not just stamps unfortunately. :( but for sending letters within the USA, if you buy the "forever" stamps you can use them even when the prices go up. they will always honor the forever stamps.

here is the link to the prices:
http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm

1st class and priority mail is affected



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 09, 2008 08:50:21 PM
yay for you being done....

I'm still crafting away!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 09, 2008 08:51:31 PM
I hope I haven't got the idea of what they like completely wrong. But so far so good I hope.!

Anyone else having this issue?

I totally know what you mean.  "Would Ja like this, or is it just that I like it?"  Damn.

Sorry, Ja!  I hope you like what I've got planned!


lol.  I keep saying the same thing.  I'm sure I will love it though!



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 10, 2008 03:05:06 AM
I think I'll be sending right on the 22nd... Firstly, It's pay day. Secondly, Some of my things will need plenty of time to dry... :/


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 10, 2008 04:11:51 AM

But she does have fantastic taste in music :P

Brown-noser!!!  ;D

I finally did some shopping last night... woohoo! Why is it every idea i think of, requires me to go to like 3 different stores to get the supplies i need!!! Stupid Maryland, can't have everything in one place!!

but i did start one project last night, and i hope to finish that tomorrow evening... and the second, third and 4th projects require 1 more trip to the craft store and then i can work on them.. wooohooo!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 10, 2008 06:10:17 AM

But she does have fantastic taste in music :P

Brown-noser!!!  ;D

I finally did some shopping last night... woohoo! Why is it every idea i think of, requires me to go to like 3 different stores to get the supplies i need!!! Stupid Maryland, can't have everything in one place!!

but i did start one project last night, and i hope to finish that tomorrow evening... and the second, third and 4th projects require 1 more trip to the craft store and then i can work on them.. wooohooo!

I know.!! Everything kinda ends up as either more than one trip to the craft store or to more than one. I think there should just be a super huge mega craft shop....

Or maybe not. I already spent way too much on craft supplies (Not just for this swap) than I should have this fortnight...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 10, 2008 06:31:11 AM
Yay! I've got my medium project about a third done :D And two of my smalls perfectly planned, it's just a matter of sitting down and doing it. Of course, I have a wedding today and an out-of-town Mother's Day tomorrow afternoon...should plenty of time Sunday evening though, I hope!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 10, 2008 12:30:32 PM
here's my twice-weekly check-in :)

1 large item done (missing some decoration), 1 small in progress, 2 small still on the drawing board, but a couple of options up my sleevies.

Quote
I have got my work cut out for me.

i read this a few posts back and thought that that would be nice.  i think my problem is i'm cutting out my work for myself  ;D

pixelpup mentioned one of her small items becoming a whopper.  my first was meant to be big in size and smallish in effort has turned into a... um... shall we say original piece.  it definitely has personality.  just got to find out whether it's an agreeable personality. 

some things i've learnt so far (don't worry KWK, this isn't a spoiler, most of my starters won't make it out my front door, unless in a bin liner  ;D):

  • nothing chews up satin quicker than a too-tight zig-zag stitch on its edge
  • bobbins are little bastards
  • irons are hot
  • don't use cheap cotton-thread to sew with.  it will make you angrier than you want to be
  • timewise, preparation > assembly
  • it'll never only take 15 minutes
  • the internet can teach you many things
  • if your finished project blows, pretend it's the effect you were going for
  • basting is the same as tacking (i hope)
  • topstitch is a very public stitch indeed
  • material/fabric shops have superlatively helpful people and dragons.  nothing in between
  • make sure the sewing machine needle is up before yanking your easy-to-tear fabric from it.
  • it is quite easy to accidentally sew things together that shouldn't go together, but it's also loads of fun to RIP RIP RIP it apart again
  • overlookers are looking worth the expense!
  • the threading instructions on a sewing machine aren't just suggestions
  • when the instructions say "press" (iron), you can sometimes get away with just "pressing"  ;D
  • measurements are good to stick to
...
that's my update for now.  got to look up how to do something on the web now and by google, i'd better find it!  happy crafting all!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 10, 2008 12:54:08 PM
Kreestar, I have one thing to say to your list--AMEN.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 10, 2008 01:40:52 PM
oh man
I think I have the greatest partner ever!

now Im thinking I better think up sometihng crazy awesome for her


<3 kreestar :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 10, 2008 03:01:46 PM
kreestar- I love the list! It's like the 10 commandments of crafting or more like 17! hehe

Much like ambiguous miss I will be needing the full days available. Payday issues as well.

i can't be so bold as to hand deliver the package. Pinkie might get a little freaked out if I did that!

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 10, 2008 05:43:45 PM
Kreestar I love your list I may just add to it and post it in my craft room if that is ok with you. It might make me chuckle when I break one of those rules!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 10, 2008 06:07:18 PM
 kreestar your list hilarious (and oh so true), and if I may be so bold to add one of my own, glue = friend.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 10, 2008 08:42:55 PM
Baha!  Great list. 

I will also likely be needing all the available days to craft.  Paydays and available working days are issues here.  It's tough to get crafting done working around my daughter's schedule.  But my brain is always working on my patterns.  That might be good, that might be bad.

On the plus side, my husband just gave me a gift card to Joann Etc. for Mother's Day!  Hurray for being a mom!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 11, 2008 01:47:22 AM

  • timewise, preparation > assembly
  • it'll never only take 15 minutes
  • the internet can teach you many things
  • material/fabric shops have superlatively helpful people and dragons.  nothing in between
  • measurements are good to stick to


I totally agree and empathise with all of these!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 11, 2008 05:03:54 AM
WOW...Kreestar....sounds like you had quite a week...good thing the week is over.
I'm glad to report that I'm almost finished my first project. I worked at it late last night while the monkey slept. I even asked my hubby about where some of the decorations should go on it and his responce was why wasn't i making one for him.....I'm thinking 14 years with this guy and I just learned that he likes ----- (edited so Karaoke doesn't get any clues). I guess it's good that father's day is coming up.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 11, 2008 05:17:06 AM
Just checking in...almost done just got to run to the shop tomorrow to buy some more thread, I am also definately having confidence issues, I really hop DanniQueen is happy :-\

Hope everyone is having tonnes of fun!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 11, 2008 07:20:58 AM
Haha that list is so true!

We keep having power cuts, which my sewing machine really isnt aprecciating. Adding in the fact its boiling hot, I think its about to die on me.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 11, 2008 09:07:45 AM
Too bad about the sewing machine AromaRageST... I just "borrowed" my mom's sewing machine and I'm hoping that it works alright!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on May 11, 2008 03:52:27 PM
I am also definitely having confidence issues


First off... Happy Mother's Day to all you Mothers!  My DD is taking a nap and that is the best Mother's Day gift I could have.   :D

I absolutely love the list and agree totally with the employees at craft/sewing stores.

I have been in the *planning* stages for my last gift for a week now.  I know what I want to do but since I have never done it before I have had a hard time trying to figure out how to do it.  I am sure it is an easy thing for someone else but, it's Greek to me.  I have been to 3 different craft stores over and over and I swear the employees there are only good for holding down the floor, if you can find one! 

After searching the web forever and asking every craft store employee, I think I finally figured out how to do it, without any help from the employees.  They actually told me they did not stock a certain item when in fact, after I searched the store for an hour, two days in a row, I found it!  Now, it's just crafting it and crafting it well!   *crossing my fingers*

I hope Diablita likes my crafting! :)  I should be done with my crafts this week.  I can't wait to send!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 11, 2008 07:14:43 PM
Why is it that my male cat who has never had any interest in my craft room decides today is the day to not only come in and explore but to sit right on top on Karaoke's gift.
Orange fur on everything! :-[ AHHHHHHHH >:(


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 11, 2008 07:30:24 PM
I had the same problem. My dog got hair on one of the items I made. I didn't want pick the hair off, so I just made another one.  :o


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 11, 2008 07:31:02 PM
Why is it that my male cat who has never had any interest in my craft room decides today is the day to not only come in and explore but to sit right on top on Karaoke's gift.
Orange fur on everything! :-[ AHHHHHHHH >:(

packing tape works wonders for animal hair!!! :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 11, 2008 08:28:16 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all the mums in the swap!

kreestar, that list is epically correct XD

Oh man! Tomorrow will be excellent -- day off from work, and unlike these past two days, I'll be home! I foresee at least one project being finished!

i can't be so bold as to hand deliver the package. Pinkie might get a little freaked out if I did that!

Well, it would save on postage... XD
But there are few things I love more than getting a package in the mail!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 12, 2008 05:13:50 AM
Happy Mother's Day a day late to all the US moms!  (Mom's day is different for the rest of you, yes?  But I hope you all had good days regardless!)

I was fortunate enough to be spending a lot of Mother's Day in the car as a passenger.  Amazing how much crafting can be done in transit!  So I'm officially begun.  And it turned out cuter than expected! 

So I've got all my stuff planned, and should be able to get one small done each night now, and the medium finished up this weekend.  Hopefully to send Monday!  *fingers crossed!*

Keep up the good crafting, ladies!

Status:
Small #1 - 90%
Small #2 - Planned and supplies bought
Small #3 - Planned and supplies bought
Medium #1 - Planned and supplies bought


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 12, 2008 05:48:59 AM
I', about 90% done with everything. I need to pick up some more materials for my final project, but after a dry run of the project on toss away material, I think finishing the actual project will run pretty smooth! :D

I'm really excited to send, and I hope Sparky1982 likes her loot. I'm also totally excited to receive. I LOVE surprises!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 12, 2008 06:08:39 AM
I am officially done!  I will be trying to get it all packed and shipped today but I gotta work so we'll see.  It will definately be going out this week sometime.....  Happy late mothers day to all you wonderful mama's out there!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 12, 2008 06:12:27 AM
Do we have a swap gallery yet?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 12, 2008 08:05:13 AM
I'm a bit relieved that me and littlebiskit seem to be at the same crafting spot... everyone else sounds like the are ready to send.... and i'm excited that I started and know what I am making.



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 12, 2008 08:09:10 AM
I'm a bit relieved that me and littlebiskit seem to be at the same crafting spot... everyone else sounds like the are ready to send.... and i'm excited that I started and know what I am making.

LOL, yay!  See?  Kish knew what she was doing when she matched us up.  She's magic like that.   :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 12, 2008 09:27:42 AM
Do we have a swap gallery yet?

I usually wait until there is a sender to start it, so once that happens I will do it ASAP!

LOL, yay!  See?  Kish knew what she was doing when she matched us up.  She's magic like that.   :D

That I am! LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 12, 2008 10:56:26 AM
Oh man... I have two small items finished and about 50% done with my third small item... Now I just have to find the courage to put my plan for the medium item into action....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 12, 2008 12:25:28 PM
attention: We have our 1st sender!!! WOO HOO!

Gallery will be up and running and I will post the link to it here and on the 1st page. thanks!

Not sure if you Newbies know this or not, probably do, but I require a DC# for those sending within the USA and for those swapping internationally I ask that you send me a scan or pic of the postal receipt. thanks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 12, 2008 01:10:41 PM
attention: We have our 1st sender!!! WOO HOO!

Gallery will be up and running and I will post the link to it here and on the 1st page. thanks!

Not sure if you Newbies know this or not, probably do, but I require a DC# for those sending within the USA and for those swapping internationally I ask that you send me a scan or pic of the postal receipt. thanks!


uhhh this might sound uber stupid but...
whats a DC#?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 12, 2008 01:14:40 PM
attention: We have our 1st sender!!! WOO HOO!

Gallery will be up and running and I will post the link to it here and on the 1st page. thanks!

Not sure if you Newbies know this or not, probably do, but I require a DC# for those sending within the USA and for those swapping internationally I ask that you send me a scan or pic of the postal receipt. thanks!


uhhh this might sound uber stupid but...
whats a DC#?

KWK, it's the delivery confirmation number you buy when you send the package.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 12, 2008 01:20:49 PM
Not sure if you Newbies know this or not, probably do, but I require a DC# for those sending within the USA and for those swapping internationally I ask that you send me a scan or pic of the postal receipt. thanks!

uhhh this might sound uber stupid but...
whats a DC#?
[/quote]

I knew I had to remind all of swapper sending within the USA to get a DC#! (If you are in the USA and sending TO an international partner you will not get a DC#)

A DC# is an extra service that you buy from the US Post Office. You will pay for postage and a DC# is a separate charge on top of your postage. It only costs about 65-75 cents to get one. It "CONFIRMS DELIVERY", it is not a tracking number but sometimes along the way it will get scanned at various postal facilities and then we can see it makes its way across the USA and see when it finally gets to its destination.

Here is what the DC form looks like:


Ask your postal cashier for help if you need it. If you use the Automated Postal Machine at the post office you can add a DC# to your postage and it will be printed out on the label. If you use USPS.com to print your postage (you will get a 3.5% discount on postage if you print online) and you buy priority mail (2-3days delivery) you will get a free DC#. DC#'s can be used in conjunction with 1st class mail as well. Please PM me if you are still unsure of what a DC#is!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 12, 2008 02:25:01 PM
Not sure if you Newbies know this or not, probably do, but I require a DC# for those sending within the USA and for those swapping internationally I ask that you send me a scan or pic of the postal receipt. thanks!

uhhh this might sound uber stupid but...
whats a DC#?

I knew I had to remind all of swapper sending within the USA to get a DC#! (If you are in the USA and sending TO an international partner you will not get a DC#)

A DC# is an extra service that you buy from the US Post Office. You will pay for postage and a DC# is a separate charge on top of your postage. It only costs about 65-75 cents to get one. It "CONFIRMS DELIVERY", it is not a tracking number but sometimes along the way it will get scanned at various postal facilities and then we can see it makes its way across the USA and see when it finally gets to its destination.

Here is what the DC form looks like:


Ask your postal cashier for help if you need it. If you use the Automated Postal Machine at the post office you can add a DC# to your postage and it will be printed out on the label. If you use USPS.com to print your postage (you will get a 3.5% discount on postage if you print online) and you buy priority mail (2-3days delivery) you will get a free DC#. DC#'s can be used in conjunction with 1st class mail as well. Please PM me if you are still unsure of what a DC#is!!!

[/quote]

It cost me .65 to get the delivery confirmation info.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 12, 2008 07:47:46 PM
Three words: Fabric sample bin.
*cue The Who*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on May 13, 2008 11:15:25 AM
I can't wait to see the pics that will be posted in the gallery.

I think that I should be ready to send after this weekend **crosses fingers**. I am going to have to cram it all in since I don't have much time to craft during the week.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 13, 2008 02:47:10 PM
Two exams done so that leaves me... one final paper and one final exam left! Whoo-hoo!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 13, 2008 03:54:35 PM
I cant wait to see what everyone else made. I was so excited to be done but now i cant wait to see the reaction!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 13, 2008 04:43:39 PM
Two exams done so that leaves me... one final paper and one final exam left! Whoo-hoo!

One exam tomorrow and I am officially done!
Good Luck on yours!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 13, 2008 05:47:51 PM
I have one small/medium-ish craft to go and I am SO sending!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 13, 2008 05:54:52 PM
Im not ready to send at all :(
but I played with resin today and found it that believe it or not.. resin is sticky


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 13, 2008 06:43:28 PM
Hello Newbies!

Here is the link to the gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245900.0

Please BOOKMARK the gallery and please READ the entire posting and make sure you do exactly as it says. thanks!

I will post this link on the 1st page of this thread so it can be easily reached.

Also, as per the rules of this swap, all of the participants are required to make 2 posts per week. I have checked each of your postings and have seen that most have been abiding by the rules but many have not. Please make sure you make your posts if you haven't done so already. I require this so that you do not go MIA. If you have not heard from your partner please contact me ASAP and if I see that you are not actively communicating in the thread/with me and you partner your partner will NOT send out their package until you send out yours!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 13, 2008 06:50:38 PM
I'm pretty sure that I've done the required amount of posts per week...

If not. Here's another.!!

I had a minor set back with something I was going to use... It's not working just right. Ohwell. I have something else to try tonight :) I'm glad I'm on earlier shifts this week. Gives me better time during the day for crafty things.

Yay.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 13, 2008 06:53:05 PM
I am so done. I'll be mailing tomorrow!
I feel sour because I have nothing to do now!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 13, 2008 06:59:07 PM
I'm pretty sure that I've done the required amount of posts per week...

You would know if you were making at least 2 posts per week ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 13, 2008 07:14:09 PM
I dont think ive been doing 2 a week, bad zoe! Cant beleive people are sending, im no way near ready!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 13, 2008 07:25:40 PM
I dont think ive been doing 2 a week, bad zoe! Cant beleive people are sending, im no way near ready!

you have 9 days until the send out deadline. that is plenty of time!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 13, 2008 08:08:20 PM
All our items are going great! We have been working non-stop making sure everything looks just right. We were hoping to send by the end of the week, but we think we were a little overzealous because we will need this weekend for sure! Only a few unexpected "issues" ::) so far. Been having tons of fun & really having a great time getting to know ambiguous.miss!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 13, 2008 09:50:18 PM
Yippee A Gallery already!

W2G Lindy and Deanna for such early send outs!

Note to self: for future swapping reference DO NOT try to use your partner as a guinea pig for a craft that you are attempting :-\ stick to what you know!

My new slogan: "I DO NOT TEST OUT ON HUMANS"

He he he

Mandy



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 13, 2008 10:33:17 PM
Only slightly unrelated:

My two closest friends in the world are getting married this summer. One in June, the other July. Part of the reason I joined this swap is that I'm the only crafty one of the three, and crafty stuff has never really rung their bells before, if you know what I mean. But! Apparently I talked about this swap and this website so much that it inspired them to do their own bridal shower invitations. I just got them in the mail and I am SO PROUD *sniff sniff* Cute, crafty, and functional. I'm slowly infecting them with the crafting bug. First friends. Then THE WORLD.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 13, 2008 10:58:03 PM
Only slightly unrelated:

My two closest friends in the world are getting married this summer. One in June, the other July. Part of the reason I joined this swap is that I'm the only crafty one of the three, and crafty stuff has never really rung their bells before, if you know what I mean. But! Apparently I talked about this swap and this website so much that it inspired them to do their own bridal shower invitations. I just got them in the mail and I am SO PROUD *sniff sniff* Cute, crafty, and functional. I'm slowly infecting them with the crafting bug. First friends. Then THE WORLD.

that is AWESOME! make sure they browse the Wedding forum and see all the cool favor/centerpiece/etc things we craftsters have made!



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 14, 2008 03:49:28 AM
Two exams done so that leaves me... one final paper and one final exam left! Whoo-hoo!

One exam tomorrow and I am officially done!
Good Luck on yours!

Good luck on your exam too!  After exams are finished we can devote all our time to crafts! Oh, wait.... there are those things called jobs we should worry about...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 14, 2008 05:22:20 AM
Ooooh, I feel so far behind!  But as of last night I've at least started all of my smalls.


Note to self: for future swapping reference DO NOT try to use your partner as a guinea pig for a craft that you are attempting :-\ stick to what you know!

I don't really have choice on that one!  I'm really really new to crafting, so pretty much everything I do is an experiment!  All I can do is hope they turn out okay. 

I have a feeling I'm going to be really nervous once people start posting what they've crafted/received.  Hell, I'm nervous now! 

I already feel like a 4th grader in a college art class!  LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 14, 2008 05:56:37 AM
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Quote from: ambiguous.miss on May 13, 2008 09:50:38 PM
I'm pretty sure that I've done the required amount of posts per week...

You would know if you were making at least 2 posts per week Wink

Haha. Probably..... But that would be assuming too much from me :p I'm a little slow sometimes...

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All our items are going great! We have been working non-stop making sure everything looks just right. We were hoping to send by the end of the week, but we think we were a little overzealous because we will need this weekend for sure! Only a few unexpected "issues" Roll Eyes so far. Been having tons of fun & really having a great time getting to know ambiguous.miss!!!

Yay. But don't send yet. haha. :p Now i'm tempted to stay up a little later and sew some more... gah.!

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Ooooh, I feel so far behind!  But as of last night I've at least started all of my smalls.


Quote from: summerluvin_ca on Today at 12:50:18 AM
Note to self: for future swapping reference DO NOT try to use your partner as a guinea pig for a craft that you are attempting Undecided stick to what you know!

I don't really have choice on that one!  I'm really really new to crafting, so pretty much everything I do is an experiment!  All I can do is hope they turn out okay.

I have a feeling I'm going to be really nervous once people start posting what they've crafted/received.  Hell, I'm nervous now!

I already feel like a 4th grader in a college art class!  LOL

Don't worry me too...! I'm so scared it's not going to live up to the expectations of Destined To Fail. But I think that everyone is good at some things and better at others. Same with different styles of craft too



In other news... The Succession program for Manager at my work opened up.... I'm thinking of applying. More pressure.. haha! But also more opportunities (and more money if I get seconded to a team. More money = more craft!)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 14, 2008 06:14:34 AM
I'm so close to done! I'm so excited, and nervous! I think once people start sending I'll start getting anxiety. EEk!

Seriously, though, just a few more days to make the last project turn out as awesome as it needs to be. I'm praying to be done this weekend so I can get it in the mail (I work the same hours as the post office during the week!) But if it takes a little longer that's ok,  It'll be worth the extra time. :D



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 14, 2008 09:38:29 AM
you have 9 days until the send out deadline. that is plenty of time!
OMG....9 days!!!! time is just slipping away..... :o


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 14, 2008 09:48:43 AM
Oh Holy Bajeebus! 

Nine days?  Nine days wherein I have a fulltime job, a husband's birthday,  a crochet class planning for a first birthday party, and aiding a wedding? 

Good golly, better cut back on the sleep!

(I have it on good authority that crafts turn out better when created by sleep deprived zombies though, so I'm not too worried.   ;D)



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 14, 2008 12:32:22 PM
I started packing up my things today. Yippee! Just a few last touches and voila! Swappy goodness.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on May 14, 2008 01:22:58 PM
Ughh...my partner is pretty much sending out my package and I only have one thing done! Luckily, tonight is my last class of the semester!!
 Has anyone ever ordered from Brambleberry before? 

I hope everyone else is doing well!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 14, 2008 01:32:14 PM
I am almost ready to send, just got to find a box and wrap them up...although I am debating on redoing one of the items... :-\

Note to self - I hate gloss...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 14, 2008 02:10:10 PM
according to my DC# the package was delivered and now I am FREAKING out!!! Are the things I sent good enough?  Will she like them?  Oh man I think i am just not going to read the posts....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 14, 2008 03:40:56 PM
holy cannoli that was FAST! I can't wait to see pics!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 14, 2008 05:18:40 PM
i'm done with finals and papers and classes ;D

lalala... now I can craft full time... (until my job re-starts in three days)

9 days left... ahhhhhhhhh :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 14, 2008 06:58:26 PM
YES! I have received! I will post pics by tomorrow night due to an online exam I had to finish tonight... *grumble grumble*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 14, 2008 07:18:29 PM
YES! I have received! I will post pics by tomorrow night due to an online exam I had to finish tonight... *grumble grumble*

Just a reminder, you must PM me and your partner when you SEND and when you RECEIVE your swap package! Thanks


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 14, 2008 07:21:37 PM
YES! I have received! I will post pics by tomorrow night due to an online exam I had to finish tonight... *grumble grumble*

Just a reminder, you must PM me and your organizer when you SEND and when you RECEIVE your swap package! Thanks

but... arent you the organizer? =/


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 14, 2008 07:49:35 PM
lol
I guess I was just peeved that I did not get a PM about the received package!

Yes, please PM ME and YOUR PARTNER when you SEND and RECEIVE!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 14, 2008 07:57:02 PM
stop confusing me, kish! gosh! lol


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 14, 2008 08:03:21 PM
stop confusing me, kish! gosh! lol

maybe I have split personalities! ha!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Solipsist87 on May 14, 2008 10:18:32 PM
My partner sent out! *dances* Post Office said I should get it next week (thats what Deanna told me  :))!
I should be sending out tomorrow or Friday, only 1 thing left to finish.

I'm super excited to see what everyone else got! It feels like Christmas!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 15, 2008 05:23:19 AM
I can't believe people are already receiving!  How exciting.  I finally finished something last night (finally!!!) so I'm feeling a little better.  I should get another done tonight, and probably finish my last small tomorrow.

My husband is leaving with the baby on Saturday morning, so I should have more than half the day to do my last bit, and then I can send on Monday.  Wish me luck!

Status:

Small #1 - 90%
Small #2 - 100% DONE!
Small #3 - 15%
Medium - Planned and supplies bought

This full time job thing is seeming more and more overrated.  I wanna go home and craft!  I wish I had the cajones to quit my job and craft full time to bring in money.  I think I need to find a viable craft first.  Something I'm actually good at.  LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 15, 2008 06:03:20 AM


This full time job thing is seeming more and more overrated.  I wanna go home and craft!  I wish I had the cajones to quit my job and craft full time to bring in money.  I think I need to find a viable craft first.  Something I'm actually good at.  LOL

I hear ya, I am always thinking that!  Just to unsure of my own abilities


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 16, 2008 04:43:24 AM
Ughh...my partner is pretty much sending out my package and I only have one thing done! Luckily, tonight is my last class of the semester!!
 Has anyone ever ordered from Brambleberry before? 

I hope everyone else is doing well!

oh! oh! i have! they are AWESOME!!!

On another note, i'm like not anywhere near done. I finally rounded up ALL of my supplies, but couldnt find 1 item... which is vital to one of my small crafts!!! ugh! i started working on 2. One is like 10% done, the other, i'm still learning how to work with the stuff.... my first batch came out embarassing... but i have a feeling i'll do better on batch #2!

sunday is "my" day. my craft room SHOULD be unpacked, and i should be ready to go! jeez... wish me luck!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Melziebabee on May 16, 2008 10:26:03 AM
Skababy-You have a craft room? I'm so jealous.  Good luck with it!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 16, 2008 08:16:45 PM
So I have all the pieces ready to put together for my medium project. I decided that I would sew them all together tonight to finish it!
And of course, my machine won't sew. Is now a good time to panic?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on May 16, 2008 09:54:49 PM
I've decided that a first swap is not the time to try a craft that you haven't done before, especially since there isn't an employee in these crafts stores that knows what their talking about.  *grumbles*  Thank goodness I had several extra ideas! With all the crafts I've made I've had to make one for myself and one of them my DD claimed as her own.  I really hope Diablita likes her stuff!  I can't wait to send/receive, it's almost Christmas for us Newbies!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 16, 2008 11:43:23 PM
Medium item: 50% done, to be finished as soon as machine is working again
Small item 1: 50% done
Small item 2: 90% done, despite machine being broken. Ladies and gentlemen, sewing by hand takes a lot longer than you'd think.
Small item 3: 10% done

Today was craftily fruitful! I was pleasantly surprised by this.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 17, 2008 06:07:34 AM
Skababy-You have a craft room? I'm so jealous.  Good luck with it!

Its more like our guest bedroom... But since we dont have overnight guests frequently, i've pushed the bed into the corner and have taken it over! muahahahahahahaha!!!!

Right now, its packed with boxes... Some day i might actually unpack the room... someday...


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 17, 2008 07:35:42 AM
small craft 1= 100% finished!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 17, 2008 08:33:37 AM
I <3 dafont.com


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 17, 2008 09:21:45 AM
...guess who sent out this morning.... :D

I'm so nervous now! I can't wait until my partner gets her package! I hope she likes everything.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 17, 2008 10:57:53 AM
Can anyone say FRUSTRATED! I had some issues with the ISP and they can't seem to understand what my issue is. So I finally got it to connect and I missed the loverly posts of pics.

Everything is moving along nicely now. PINKIE-I can't believe you are actually sewing by hand! That will just make it all the more special to me.

I can't wait to finish up all these gifties and send them off to you. I hope u will enjoy them.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 17, 2008 03:33:46 PM
I'm finished my first swap..... ;D YAH! Now on to the smaller ones....Anybody have some free crafting time they can lend me?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 17, 2008 04:41:15 PM
Yeeps!  Got my medium project done!


One medium down, one small down, one small 90%, and one left to go!

On track to mail out on Monday!!!!  *fingers crossed*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 17, 2008 10:18:07 PM
Small items 2 and 3 are complete! :D

I'm planning to stay away from the gallery until I've sent my stuff...I don't want to feel entirely incompetent in the face of everyone else's work  :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 18, 2008 06:58:07 AM
Im sending out tomorrow or the next day...just have to get something extra for my package...

DanniQuee...I will LOVE whatever I recieve - stop worrying ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 18, 2008 07:50:16 AM
my medium ans 1 small are completly finished :) The other 2 are about 50% complete. woop


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 18, 2008 09:43:12 AM
Aaaaaah!  I'm done!  I'm finished!  It's all over except the excruciating unending worry hoping Ja will like what she gets!  LOL

Actually, I'm going to play a little more tonight so there might be a few extra bits and pieces, but that's all gravy!

Funny how we're all waaaay more focused on what we're sending out than what we're getting.  Seems like there shouldn't be nearly as much worry, since we've all stated that we'll love whatever we get.

Too bad that's not the way it really works!  LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 18, 2008 11:22:52 AM
YEAH!!! We're finished all our crafting for the swap! Although we are a little disappointed that everything is done as we are having so much fun. Now all that's left is to pack it up and ship it out!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 18, 2008 11:25:05 AM
hhho-kay!

i've got one thing left to do on each item (one of the "one things" being a pretty dauntingly major - in my book anyhow - thing  :D) and then i'm placing my semi-precious cargo in the hands of the south african post office.

i'm going to see if i can get it off on tuesday by the latest so that - given the lag in shipping - kidwithkemikals doesn't have to wait until august (2009) for her goodies.

hmmmm. maybe i'll courier it - i'll have to eat toast and jam until pay-day, but may well be worth it.  i had a package from amazon.co.uk take well over a month to arrive last month.  ughhh, the cons of living in beautiful africa.  humankind may well have begun their evolution on this continent, but the postal service certainly hasn't.

just a question on shipping (not sure it applies to US-shipping, but maybe the antipodeon contingency can help out?), what do you describe the items in your shipment to be?  just "hand-crafted gifts" or "1x shrunken head keyring; 1x hessian underwear; 1x macaroni collage; 1x semi-completed mr potato head and an etch-a-sketch portrait of my dog (handle with care please)"?

yes, kidwithkemikals, that i'm afraid is what's in your box  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 18, 2008 12:37:54 PM
you know, Im not sure theyll allow a shrunken head through customs.. bacteria and viruses and all that.
on a happier note, Ill be sending mine out by Wednesday at the latest and I have no clue how long it would take to get there.

Im curious though.. how is everyone packaging their items?
Im not sure if I need to add in some kind of padding- styrofoam peanuts, popcorn, bubble wrap
I think I would cry if one of my items got broken en route =[


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 18, 2008 02:03:00 PM
I'm taking mine to a UPS store tomorrow.  Hopefully they can help me package things so that the squooshable items will not get squooshed.   :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 18, 2008 02:17:59 PM

just a question on shipping (not sure it applies to US-shipping, but maybe the antipodeon contingency can help out?), what do you describe the items in your shipment to be?  just "hand-crafted gifts" or "1x shrunken head keyring; 1x hessian underwear; 1x macaroni collage; 1x semi-completed mr potato head and an etch-a-sketch portrait of my dog (handle with care please)"?


I highly suggest you check the box that says GIFT so that your partner doesn't have to pay any fees to the mail carrier

Also, fully disclose everything that is in there that way customs doesn't rip open your box cause you put that you were sending only a tshirt and a pair of flip flops and they hear clicky clanging things like beads!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 18, 2008 08:19:52 PM
I'm taking mine to a UPS store tomorrow.  Hopefully they can help me package things so that the squooshable items will not get squooshed.   :-\

YAY! :) I'm excited.... I should be sending by tuesday (hopefully)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 18, 2008 08:27:25 PM
*Wicked grin*

Would it be super mean to email pictures of what Ja is getting to other people in the swap?  So we all know, and she doesn't?

Yeah, probably too mean.  Fun, but mean.  Heeheehee.

Seriously, anticipation is killing me.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 18, 2008 09:06:11 PM
In past rounds, I have had participants send me pics of what they sent to their partner :P



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 18, 2008 09:50:32 PM
wow gone for two days and everyone is getting done with all of their projects. I can't wait to see what everyone made. There was a moment in time yesterday where i caught myself not thinking about the swap. It worried me. I am better now, 24/7 swap thoughts.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 18, 2008 09:51:53 PM
*Wicked grin*

Would it be super mean to email pictures of what Ja is getting to other people in the swap?  So we all know, and she doesn't?

Yeah, probably too mean.  Fun, but mean.  Heeheehee.

Seriously, anticipation is killing me.

I know what you are receiving Ja! And I must say that I might have to run to your house and steal the ________ from you!!!!LOL


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 19, 2008 07:06:48 AM
I know what you are receiving Ja! And I must say that I might have to run to your house and steal the ________ from you!!!!LOL

I was thinking I might have to make another of those for myself actually.  And I've got everything with me at work today, and a couple of coworkers want them too.  Makes me feel pretty good all of the sudden.   ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 19, 2008 07:50:39 AM
gah.!

I'm really worried now.!

I've had two major (to me) set backs in some of my things i'm creating... and now I don't think they're good enough to send out...!?!?! They aren't quite working how they are meant to... I think Desisted To Fail will like them. but, they'll probably think it's not quite up to swap standard (maybe im being harsh on myself haha)

I've got all day wednesday to fix it though, it's something that can only be fixed in a whole day.

Nervous.!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 19, 2008 11:21:18 AM
holy ****!  :o

just came back from the post office with a box and a quote for shipment.  DHL is going to charge R2,300 (about $300), so that i'm afraid is off the cards.

airmail it will have to be (at half the above price but only trackable to ZA borders), otherwise what works out cheaper is to check it in at the airport as excess baggage, but i'd need to send 15kg of stuff.  maybe i'll add some gold bars to make the weight :) ... i could also pop it on a boat, but then you'd really only get it in four years' time.

going to have to practise my origami folding skills to get these things into a smaller box.  *scratches head*

next time i'm crafting a feather boa, a sheet of handmade paper and a deflated balloon animal  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 19, 2008 12:25:01 PM
I sent my stuff! I'm so glad! I loved doing this swap, of course, but I think newbie anxiety made it more stressful then it should have been  :P My own fault, of course.

I'm excited to see everyone's creations in the gallery. Hopefully Aroma and I will be posting soon!



Kreestar, I feel your pain! International shipping fees are NO JOKE.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 19, 2008 12:39:44 PM
Ick, I know.  I sent something from here (Minnesota, US) to London in April.  The post office told me that it would take 6-10 days, but it seriously took a little over 3 weeks, and they charged me nearly $30.  For a baby sweatshirt and a small toy. 

I got off easy, but I wasn't sending much either!  And no tracking information!  Ish.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: diablita on May 19, 2008 12:50:03 PM
I finally was able to get a lot accomplished over the weekend. I have one more thing to finish up and I will be ready to send!

I think that I am more excited for my partner to receive than anything else.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2008 12:56:23 PM
please make sure that you are putting NEWBieS ONLY SWAP 9 in your subject header for all PMs.
if you need to email me your scan/pic of your postal receipt please send it to [email protected] (you cannot PM an image). If you want to PM me the receipt you can host it is a picture hosting. site (photobucket/etc)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: CANE on May 19, 2008 02:12:27 PM
Sorry I haven't posted in a little bit, life has been insane and mostly computerless! I have my crafts finished and I'm sending them out most likely Wednesday. I'm so excited and I really hope skababy likes everything.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 19, 2008 02:25:13 PM
Sorry I haven't posted in a little bit, life has been insane and mostly computerless! I have my crafts finished and I'm sending them out most likely Wednesday. I'm so excited and I really hope skababy likes everything.
Whoa!!! i will be so lucky to have mine done by deadline.. being a virgo stinks sometimes... I am so detail oriented... its scary!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2008 02:40:24 PM
Remember skababy and CANE you have 2 extra days since there was a problem with skababy's original partner and you were reassigned to CANE

thanks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 19, 2008 04:45:50 PM
Quick FYI-

you can ship your package using any means of shipping... UPS, FEDEX, USPS, etc.....you are not limited to the US Post Office


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on May 19, 2008 08:29:50 PM
Hooray!  I sent my package to Diablita today!  I can't wait until she gets it.  I wish I could see her reaction.  Now I am way excited to receive from her!  This has been so much fun.   I can't wait until everyone sends so we can check out each other's loot!

Hmm...I wonder which swap I'll sign up for next? ::) 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 19, 2008 08:39:26 PM
*Wicked grin*

Would it be super mean to email pictures of what Ja is getting to other people in the swap?  So we all know, and she doesn't?

Yeah, probably too mean.  Fun, but mean.  Heeheehee.

Seriously, anticipation is killing me.

I know what you are receiving Ja! And I must say that I might have to run to your house and steal the ________ from you!!!!LOL

ah!!!!!!!!! I'm excited!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 20, 2008 05:22:41 AM
I can't believe it's almost over  :'(.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 20, 2008 06:25:38 AM
I'm thinking emailing teaser photos to Kishcrafts sounds like a fantastic idea. Maybe I'll do just that when I get home tonight. *devious grin*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 20, 2008 08:22:22 AM
Kreestar - i just nearly pee'd my panties when i read your reply....I'm awesome at balloon animals, although i myself have not learned how to deflate them so that they still blow up right....lol

Teaser pics? ooh that is just torture! Looking forward to completing a hair pulling frustrating tiddly bit.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 20, 2008 09:06:15 AM
I sent!!!
I had a lovely experience at the post office too [not]
Upon commenting on my Chinese shirt [it says "I <3 Peace"; got it from Delias] and asking me about my rainbow button sweater, which is Harajuku Lovers <3, THEN asking me where my Chinese flag was and telling me I smell good and asking me what perfume I was wearing said "damn girl your boyfriend must be spending a fortune on you" ha! So he continued to tell me I was high class because of my friend in South Africa and my expensive taste.. he also told me as soon as I got a tattoo Id be all set. Postal workers are insane.

More importantly on to business... kreestar dont read the label on your box!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to fill out a customs sticker and as I tried to be vague I also didnt want them to rip open your package. So just avoid the green sticker as much as you can. PLEASE!

the waiting begins....


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 20, 2008 10:15:48 AM
*GASP!!!* I totally forgot about the customs form!

Aroma, don't look, don't look! Whatever you do, just rip that sucker off and throw it out of sight when you get it, because I don't want you to get spoiled!

Thanks for the save, KWK!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 20, 2008 10:26:15 AM
I sent I sent I sent.  And I almost forgot to PM my partner!!!  Silly me.

So I'm not allowing myself to worry anymore.  I can't change or fix anything now, so it's all up to the UPS man.  Ja should be getting her stuff on Friday!

Alright, I'm sure I'll worry more once more people start posting stuff.  Ooohhh the anxiety!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 20, 2008 11:21:30 AM
I will be updating the SENT list tonight. Thanks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 20, 2008 04:25:20 PM
I sent too! Yesterday I stopped at the post office and stood in line and then had to get out of line to fill the box, and then get back in line... a lot of line action went on.  Anyway, I so can't wait until Lindy receives her package!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 20, 2008 04:28:30 PM
Anyway, I so can't wait until Lindy receives her package!

Trust me I can't wait either! ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on May 20, 2008 05:27:03 PM
My DC # says that the package was delivered, I can't wait to hear what Solipsist thinks of everything. Hurry and let me know. I can't contain myself!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 20, 2008 05:49:22 PM
My DC # says that the package was delivered, I can't wait to hear what Solipsist thinks of everything. Hurry and let me know. I can't contain myself!

Oh, wow, I'm excited for you! I'm having to live vicariously through other's sending/recieving joy until Aroma gets her own package and I get mine. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 20, 2008 06:44:48 PM
After much finger-bleeding (not on the project, summerluvin, don't worry :P) due to my machine STILL not working, my medium project is 90% complete! :D I'll hopefully finish it tonight, finish my last small tomorrow after work, and have it in the mail Thursday morning!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 20, 2008 07:06:18 PM
I'm done, I'm done, I'm done....! WOOHOO! ;D
I just finshed the last thing.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 20, 2008 08:16:40 PM
PLEASE READ:

If you have not had contact with your partner is a long while (which you shouldn't have had and you should have sent me a PM letting me know, but I know things happen.) please DO NOT ship out your package until I have your partners DC# or postal receipt email. Let me know if you think your partner is MIA!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 20, 2008 11:36:16 PM
whooopee!  v. excited that kwk has shipped (and braved the postal postal workers, hehehe).

my goodies are on the back seat of my car, which i will drive to the shops a little later and ship (ahoy!) ... will let you know and will avoid making eye-contact with all labelling when it arrives.

it's been sent!  should take about 10 days to deliver.  shew! 


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 21, 2008 05:38:53 AM
So yesterday, which was my planned day to finish and ship out, was instead taken up by cleaning, new house hunting and then babysitting for my lovely neice and nephew. so absolutly no crafting done. So now I have to work my bottom off today and then hopefully get to the post office on thursday morning! hurrah!  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 21, 2008 08:17:32 AM
Let me tell everyone a fun little story. Its called the woes of being a procrastonator.

Last night i'm working on my medium project. Realize i dont have enough of something to complete it. So i go out and buy some more. Then i get home, im 75% done, and run out of something i always have a mass quantity of... so during work hours (shh! dont tell!) i'm running to another store to grab what i need so the second i walk in the door tonight i can finish up my medium project, and all of my small ones... then i have a bonus to finish... if i dont get it done i wont have to worry... but seriously, leave it to me to run out of two different items (both of which i ALWAYS have more then i shoud) in one night.

but i am excited to send out... I hope CANE loves it.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: CANE on May 21, 2008 11:53:34 AM
Oooh, I'm sure I will! I just really really hope you like what I'm sending. I'll be sending soon; I just need to get my boyfriend's lazy butt to drive me to the post office. While I'm waiting I might throw in an extra surprise for you, too!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 21, 2008 12:00:23 PM
Is it just me or does it seem that as people send out and more things are in transit things get quieter and quieter in here?

I'm guessing it'll pick up when people start posting their pictures?  *grin*



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 21, 2008 12:27:08 PM
It's definately quiet. I can hear the crickets...

I'm excited to see more stuff get into the gallery personally. Watching everyone else get stuff makes me even more excited to get mine. :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 21, 2008 12:29:12 PM
it does seem quieter but soon everyone will be receiving and it will get crazy!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 21, 2008 12:30:03 PM
I'm ready to send! hurrah.

Ive been reading up about cutoms forms, so I know what I'm doing when I go to send. And it says I have to write down what each item is, the weight of each item, and the value of each item. How do I value things? and How do I fit it all on the form.. theres not much room?!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 21, 2008 12:43:10 PM
My customs form was super vague because 1. I have never sent a package before and 2. I didnt want to ruin the surprise for kreestar. So I'm apologizing now if SA customs rip apart your box =[
especially if they lose something! but I can tell you exactly what I made so even if they did lose something I guess you can complain...? I dont know.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 21, 2008 12:58:48 PM
I'm ready to send! hurrah.

Ive been reading up about cutoms forms, so I know what I'm doing when I go to send. And it says I have to write down what each item is, the weight of each item, and the value of each item. How do I value things? and How do I fit it all on the form.. theres not much room?!

the VALUE should be whatever you think it is, probably for insurance purposes they make you put down a monetary value. you should be checking the GIFT box so your partner doesn't get charged any fees!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Sparky1982 on May 21, 2008 02:25:19 PM
YAY I sent my package yesterday, just waiting for my friend to ring me so I can go over and use her scanner to pm Kish the reciept.

So excited!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 21, 2008 02:54:02 PM
I'm apologising in advance for asking this question, as I'm sure it's been asked/replied to several times, but I don't have the patience to go through 55pgs of forum >_>

summerluvin and I are in the same province; what sort of receipt/tracking number/whatever do I need to get?


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 21, 2008 04:30:05 PM
I'm apologising in advance for asking this question, as I'm sure it's been asked/replied to several times, but I don't have the patience to go through 55pgs of forum >_>

summerluvin and I are in the same province; what sort of receipt/tracking number/whatever do I need to get?

just send me a picture or a scan of your postal receipt and you should be ok. unless you can get some kind of tracking # from your postal company, not sure what your country has.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on May 21, 2008 06:11:29 PM
I received and posted pics!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 21, 2008 07:56:28 PM
I actually forgot today was Wednesday until I went to work :headplant:

but its okay, I'm ready to ship now... So lilttlebiskit, your package will be in the mail tomorrow, because of course, I work to deadline


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 21, 2008 08:18:11 PM
We will be sending tomorrow morning!!! ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 22, 2008 03:45:01 AM
I just sent! woop :D

Amusing conversation with the post office lady when filling out my customs form...

Me - What should I put for the value?
Lady - Just put how much you payed for them.
Me - But they are handmade!
Lady - Oh, Handmade with love?
Me - Of course!!
Lady - You can't put a value on love, its priceless!... Just put a line!


Haha!



Oh and also..on a less amusing note, I stupidly left the box of goodies on my bed side cabinet last night, next to my hamster cage! goodbye Zoes amazing first ever crocheted item!!! :(


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 22, 2008 05:25:43 AM

Oh and also..on a less amusing note, I stupidly left the box of goodies on my bed side cabinet last night, next to my hamster cage! goodbye Zoes amazing first ever crocheted item!!! :(

I know it doesn't seem like it to you, because you made it, but that is kind of amusing.  (I'm new to crocheting too, isn't it amazingly addictive???)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 22, 2008 05:59:15 AM
YAY I sent my package yesterday, just waiting for my friend to ring me so I can go over and use her scanner to pm Kish the reciept.

So excited!

I'm So excited! Our packages will not cross the ocean fast enough for my liking! lol.

And AromaRage, that stinks about your hammie eating your craft. :(


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 22, 2008 06:01:35 AM
Assuming I can get the box all sealed up and get out of the house within the next 10min, I'm sending out this morning!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 22, 2008 11:01:23 AM
DONE! ;D

I'm going to send it on my way to work later!!! YAY!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 22, 2008 11:11:26 AM
Yay! 

I just checked yours, Ja, and so far it's made it as far as New Jersey.  It's getting clooooose!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 22, 2008 03:11:42 PM
Sent!!!! :D
Dozens of pricked fingers and one almost-popped eardrum later (I attempted to use small balloons as packing material, but they were too difficult to blow up...whoops!), I'm finished!
Here's to hoping summerluvin likes everything ^_^


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on May 22, 2008 03:14:26 PM
We sent!!! Our package is on its way to the future!!! :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 22, 2008 05:52:47 PM
 >:(

very upset that i missed the post office today. I sent you Pinkie and Kish a PM advising. Hoping all goes well tomorrow and they will take pity on my crafty soul and open the door should i be late!

Feel free to whip, lash or burn me with cigarette butts as I am sending late!



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 22, 2008 07:02:16 PM
Looks like my package has officially left the United States, according to the USPS website. Wow. I can't believe I'm THIS close to getting Aroma's package and seeing her reaction to mine. Whew. You know I'm going to be bragging to everyone who stands still long enough to listen about my awesome swap partner :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 22, 2008 07:30:48 PM
SENT! Yay  ;D

BTW: how do you check the DC #s? I tried on the USPS website and it kept saying my number was invalid.  Oh well, it will be a surprise!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: BendyBones on May 22, 2008 07:33:08 PM
When does the feedbacking take place ? :o


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 22, 2008 07:58:46 PM
SENT! Yay  ;D

BTW: how do you check the DC #s? I tried on the USPS website and it kept saying my number was invalid.  Oh well, it will be a surprise!

usps.com
sometimes they do not update their DC# information up to 12 hours after the package goes into the system.

When does the feedbacking take place ? :o


Feedback will NOT be given out until you have BOTH SENT and your have BOTH RECEIVED! I will not be making any exceptions this round.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 22, 2008 08:20:59 PM
ah, okay thanks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 22, 2008 08:25:25 PM
I figured out the problem.... I was given an incorrect DC# (I think,the one I was given has a letter in it)....  It doesn't matter though, I was more so curious if the number actually worked!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 22, 2008 08:39:15 PM
I figured out the problem.... I was given an incorrect DC# (I think,the one I was given has a letter in it)....  It doesn't matter though, I was more so curious if the number actually worked!

If it has a letter, like a Z, in it, it probably got sent using UPS (try ups.com) ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 22, 2008 09:09:26 PM
hey! that worked! Cool thanks


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 23, 2008 07:53:35 AM
Oh my! Canada Post saves the day! I put my package to summerluvin in the mail yesterday morning, and apparently it's out being delivered as of...8.53 this morning!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 23, 2008 03:56:59 PM
EEepp!  My package says it's been delivered!  *holding breath from now until she posts her package*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 23, 2008 10:41:48 PM
EEepp!  My package says it's been delivered!  *holding breath from now until she posts her package*

I actually just got home and didn't open it yet!?!?! I know, I know... It's late and I know I am going to make too much noise... I'll post photos 2morow once I open it. Promise


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on May 24, 2008 04:05:27 AM
yey!

I finally sent!

And it true brat fashion, i am posting a teaser pic for CANE... muahahahahahaha!

I hope CANE loves it all. It was all made with serious Ska/punk love!



now, i just have to wait until she gets her package!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 24, 2008 10:54:53 AM
We have our first graduates of the Newbies Only Swap Round 9!

Congrats to magadoo and lindyv321!

Remember, i will not be giving you feedback until you and your partner have both RECEIVED and SENT and POSTED PICS in the gallery! No exceptions!


also, you must PM me and your partner when you have received! I will not be marking you as received just because you post that you received in the thread/gallery! It will also be reflected in your feedback if you failed to communicate with your organizer.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: magadoo on May 24, 2008 06:33:01 PM
Thanks kish!  This was a lot of fun and now that I have my first swap under my belt, I can be more courageous and join more! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!  Look out craftster!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 24, 2008 08:41:14 PM
PINKIE - I missed the delivery guy yesterday! I came home after a very  long and frustrating day to find a lovely sticky note on my door telling me there was a package waiting for me. The delivery person wrote that it wouldn't be available until Monday for pick up. Since yours has arrived so quickly (gotta love the canada post!) I will definately wait until you receive yours as well b4 i open mine. Will be sending it out to you Monday. After I re-wrap it (long story concerning my 3 cats)

Hoping that you will like it!

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 25, 2008 06:27:39 PM
Cats?! Awesome! I want to get a cat. Alas and alack, my three roommates disagree with me on that front.
Thanks for waiting, that's really nice of you :) I'll let you know the minute I get it!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 25, 2008 06:41:01 PM
2 more Newbie Swap Round 9 Graduates!

Congrats to SewFixated and diablita! Thanks for being super 1st time swappers!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on May 25, 2008 08:15:56 PM
Just quick msg so it's not like i've dropped off the face of the planet. I'm all set and ready to go. Just have to wait for my mum to take over here so i can get to the post office. I'm so excited for Destined To Fail to recieve my package...!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 26, 2008 10:01:58 AM
All repackaged and ready to send. Off to the post office I shall go. While I'm there I think they still have something for me!  ;)

oh the anticipation.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 26, 2008 01:41:25 PM
Hi Newbie Swappers! I may be looking for a replacement partner for pixelpup. Anyone out there want to make a swap package for her AND receive another one in exchange. This is NOT an angel call because you will be receiving a package. I would prefer a Canadian for her replacement partner because that is where she is and we don't want to wait any longer (shipping time wise) than we have to. Let me know if you are interested, send me a PM. Thanks!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on May 26, 2008 04:40:26 PM
Hi Newbie Swappers! I may be looking for a replacement partner for pixelpup. Anyone out there want to make a swap package for her AND receive another one in exchange. This is NOT an angel call because you will be receiving a package. I would prefer a Canadian for her replacement partner because that is where she is and we don't want to wait any longer (shipping time wise) than we have to. Let me know if you are interested, send me a PM. Thanks!

Hey Kish,

I sent you a pm. I've noticed there wasn't any communication from may 1 for pixel's partner. I would love to make her an awesome pkg. Also in ontario too.

Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 26, 2008 05:26:58 PM
We are going to give it a few more days because it is a holiday weekend over here in the USA. Thanks for all the offers, please PM me is you can help out as a replacement partner.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: DanniQuee on May 27, 2008 06:15:43 AM
My package isn't getting to Australia fast enough for me! I'm getting so impatient and nervous. Not from swap anxiety, but from OMG ifthatpackagegetslosti'mtotallygoingtocry anxiety.

Apparently carrier pidgeon takes more than a week. :P


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Karaoke on May 27, 2008 06:33:21 AM
I apologize for not being more talkative on the forums and for causing worry.  I did not flake, I sent my package on the 23, I just went out of town.  I now know that I should be more talkative in swap forums. Again, sorry.

Thanks Kish for not giving up on me, and Pixlepup, I hope you like your package.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Ja on May 27, 2008 07:32:12 AM
My package isn't getting to Australia fast enough for me! I'm getting so impatient and nervous. Not from swap anxiety, but from OMG ifthatpackagegetslosti'mtotallygoingtocry anxiety.

Apparently carrier pidgeon takes more than a week. :P

i'm nervous/excited for lilbiskit to receive mine as well, it should be soon though since im only sending through a few states!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 27, 2008 08:41:13 AM
I just tracked the package that's coming to me.  It's in Minneapolis, so if I don't get it today, I should definitely have it tomorrow.  *excitement!*


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 27, 2008 10:39:46 AM
4 more Newbie Swap graduates:

DeannaLynn06 and Solipsist87

BendyBones and Melziebabee

Thanks for being super swappers! Good luck!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 27, 2008 12:12:16 PM
The only cruddy thing about sending to England is that the tracking thing only works until it leaves the US. After that, it's nail-biting-waiting!

PS. Went to Wal Mart today and wouldn't you know it? The craft center is back. AFTER I've sent my stuff of course. But that's ok, because it's BACK!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 27, 2008 12:16:07 PM
The only cruddy thing about sending to England is that the tracking thing only works until it leaves the US. After that, it's nail-biting-waiting!

PS. Went to Wal Mart today and wouldn't you know it? The craft center is back. AFTER I've sent my stuff of course. But that's ok, because it's BACK!


LUCKY!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 27, 2008 12:20:30 PM
The only cruddy thing about sending to England is that the tracking thing only works until it leaves the US. After that, it's nail-biting-waiting!

PS. Went to Wal Mart today and wouldn't you know it? The craft center is back. AFTER I've sent my stuff of course. But that's ok, because it's BACK!


LUCKY!!!!


Yeah, but still no fabric :(.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 27, 2008 04:19:36 PM
I sent it off.... :D
I spent an 1/2 hour standing in line holding a 40 pound screaming toddler on my shoulder. But is off and on it's way to Karaoke......hurray!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 27, 2008 07:34:10 PM
2 more graduates!!!

littlebiskit and Ja! Great job! Good luck in your future swaps! Hope we can cross paths at some point!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: littlebiskit on May 27, 2008 07:39:21 PM
Thanks kish, you've made this really fun!  (Not to mention having a great partner made things really enjoyable as well!)

Off I run to sign up for another swap!

(Oy vey, the punishment!  LOL)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 28, 2008 10:34:54 AM
i hate to be over-optimistic, but i got a "a parcel that was too big for delivery is waiting at the post office for you" card when i got back from work today.

so, yee-haw, it's either my package or an order from the book club i belong to.  for the first time, i'll be cursing if i get a damn book  >:(

haha.  i've arranged for a long lunch to meet my brother at the airport and do some mad dashing about for other things tomorrow, so i'm hoping to sneak a clandestine trip to the post office in.  otherwise i'll have to wait for friday to pick it up.

i'm hoping that kidwithkemikals gets hers very soon too!   last update on the tracking number showed her parcel had left ZA and was airborne, but like avari says it only tracks until the airport and then it's up to the post-gods :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kreestar on May 29, 2008 07:53:25 AM
two good newses from meezer today:
one:
it was kidwithkemikals (the awesomest swap partner in the swap partner universe)'s 21st birthday last week!

"happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear kiddo, happy birthday to you"

two:
i didn't get a book in the post.  it's the package  ;D...  will tear open and post tonight.



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 29, 2008 08:04:48 AM
YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

thank you! thank you! youre so kind! ;)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on May 29, 2008 08:05:39 AM
Ooh, happy belated, kwk!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: avari20 on May 29, 2008 08:12:39 AM
Oh yes! Very happy belated birthday, KWK!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on May 29, 2008 08:42:18 AM
awwwwwwwwww thanks you guys!
youre all so awesome!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: AromaRageST on May 29, 2008 10:06:03 AM
Happy belated birthday!! *sings* ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pixelpup2001 on May 29, 2008 10:30:38 AM
It's here!!!!!!! I just have to slow down and take pictures.....breathe!!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 02, 2008 08:55:53 PM
more graduates!

KidWithKemikals and Kreestar! thanks for being super swappers!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on June 05, 2008 10:28:35 PM
I have 2 things ready for Skababy!  One thing that I made was smaller than I thought it would be but it will be ok.  The instructions were not very clear, if fact they were AWFUL!  I had to re-read almost every step a million times.  I figured out some of the steps were not correct either.  If I make another one I'll have to make my own instructions.  Way to go professional pattern making people!  ::)



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: skababy on June 06, 2008 04:58:51 AM
SewFixated- your a crafting fool! 2 things done?!?! jeez! send some of that motivation you have to me please!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on June 06, 2008 05:25:34 AM
After a long absence and delay  ::) (don't ask) I'm back.! yay.

and, I have sent off to Destined To Fail. Sorry it's so late.

I'm contemplating making a spoiler image... But I'm not sure if that would be too mean or not yet.!


ETA : Yeah I am mean......



Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on June 06, 2008 06:29:30 PM
SewFixated- your a crafting fool! 2 things done?!?! jeez! send some of that motivation you have to me please!

Well, if you want to give me the credit for being a crafting fool go right ahead.  What is motivating me to get all your crafts completed by the end of next week is that we might be doing foster care for a baby that was born on June 2.  I am just waiting to see how medically fragile the baby is to decide if we can do it.  I might not be sleeping much soon and want to get your crafts to you before Christmas comes so I am crafting away!  I am excited about your crafts too! :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: SewFixated on June 08, 2008 10:32:25 PM
I am almost done with SkaBaby's crafts!  I just need to wait until Wednesday for another payday to get something else to craft something else.  ;D  I'm not sure how long this part will take but I hope to have it all done by the end of the week.  I'm having to keep my DD away from my sewing room because she is trying to claim what I have made for SkaBaby.

Have a good week everyone!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on June 09, 2008 06:48:09 AM
After a long absence and delay  ::) (don't ask) I'm back.! yay.

and, I have sent off to Destined To Fail. Sorry it's so late.

I'm contemplating making a spoiler image... But I'm not sure if that would be too mean or not yet.!


ETA : Yeah I am mean......


Happy to hear you sent & we are so excited for it to arrive!

P.S. You are mean! :D  :D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: lindyv321 on June 09, 2008 09:39:32 AM
I can't wait to see last of the swap packages.  Kinda sad it's almost over  :'(


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: pinkie_poh on June 09, 2008 03:59:14 PM
I received my package today and absolutely LOVE everything in it! Posting pics now!
*high five* Summerluvin :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on June 09, 2008 06:55:59 PM
Woohoo! I was able to open the box....

Pinkie...you rock i love it all. You have some mad arse talent girl! Posted pics and my undying thanks.

Your the best
Mandy


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on June 09, 2008 10:01:59 PM
After a long absence and delay  ::) (don't ask) I'm back.! yay.

and, I have sent off to Destined To Fail. Sorry it's so late.

I'm contemplating making a spoiler image... But I'm not sure if that would be too mean or not yet.!


ETA : Yeah I am mean......


Happy to hear you sent & we are so excited for it to arrive!

P.S. You are mean! :D  :D


hahaha.


OMG.! I just got a message from my housemate saying I'd recieved a package...!!! From Canada...!!!! YAY

I'm so excited.

I think I'll wait till Destined To Fail recieves theirs to open though. Oh so hard.....!!!!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 20, 2008 09:58:03 AM
well, we are only waiting on ambiguous.miss' package to make its way to Canada and then we are all done with round 9.

recent graduates: destined to fail and skababy! Thanks for being super swappers!


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: T-Unit on June 21, 2008 06:16:14 AM
well, we are only waiting on ambiguous.miss' package to make its way to Canada and then we are all done with round 9.

recent graduates: destined to fail and skababy! Thanks for being super swappers!

They should have received by now.... It's been 9 business days since I sent. I'm kind of concerned actually.


and also not sure what to do.


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 21, 2008 06:18:12 AM
well, we are only waiting on ambiguous.miss' package to make its way to Canada and then we are all done with round 9.

recent graduates: destined to fail and skababy! Thanks for being super swappers!

They should have received by now.... It's been 9 business days since I sent. I'm kind of concerned actually.


and also not sure what to do.


they have not received it as of yet. and as for what we do, we just wait it out. nothing you can do to track international shipments  :-\


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: Destined To Fail on June 22, 2008 11:45:24 AM
The LAST package has been received!!! We have posted pic in the gallery!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 22, 2008 12:28:25 PM
and with that we are officially over! thanks for being super swappers! ambiguous.miss i will give you feedback later today. :)


Title: Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 ( Partners Posted; Send Outs 05/22)
Post by: summerluvin_ca on June 22, 2008 05:25:46 PM
Darn, it seems so sad that the swap is officially over. Kish you did an awesome job! Way to go. You've made the swapping experience a pleasure and you quite possibly created 23 little swap addicts!

Mandy