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Title: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Swap Finished!)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 02, 2008 10:41:32 PM
In a nut shell the sweat shoppe swap is a grab bag style swap. Everyone crafts 5 like items, and in return you will receive 5 different items. Since you don't have to customize for each of your partners, a lot of people like to make their items ahead of time before signups close, but it is your choice. Here are the details;

Swap name:Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (SSS 14)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: GatorWrangler
Sign-up date range: May 3 to May 23
Date to send item by: June 13

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country?NO

All ages allowed? yes

This next part is for me and the Mods...
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO

Details of swap:
~Each participant will make 5 like items. For instance, 5 crocheted cloche hats (varied colors or the same it doesn't matter), or 5 sets of hand painted beads.
~Each item/set should be the best representation of your work, and have an estimated retail value of between $7-$10 USD. If you have any doubt, post your item in the business discussion board and see what others there think. Or you may post in the sweat shoppe discussion thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84367.0 ,
~ When sign ups close, I will ask everyone for a 'top picks list'. That list is a wish list, from the items that are offered, and there will be an effort to match to you, as many items on your list, the remainder of items will be randomly placed.
~We have a system for sending early; the master list of swappers will be color coded for those who are ready to receive items. When you are finished crafting, you will PM me, and I will change the color of your name on the master list to green, at that time you may send to any other green/ready person! I will also send out a check in PM for those who are not finished early, and at that time your status will be determined.
~ No DCN's are required, however, if a package fails to arrive, you will be required to send another, unless you save your receipt from the PO, and in that instance I will get an angel.
~ Feedback will be given when all 5 items are confirmed as received.
~ Positive feedback will be given for all people complying with the craftster swap guidelines. Late senders will be recorded in the comments section, as will poor communication. If I have to track you down, for confirming you have received or sent items, this is poor communication. When an item arrives at your door, you are expected to PM the sender of an item as well as GatorWrangler, and post in the gallery.
~ there are a lot of veteran sweat shoppers here, if you have any questions please feel free to ask your questions here OR you can PM me!
~ You may put your 'name in the hat' once (for 5 items) or twice (for 10 items)


...


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (GatorWrangler):
Please note: this is an international swap. You may be partnered to send to people out of country.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
please put SSS14 in the subject line!
Name of swap; SSS14
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Please put my name in the hat ONCE/TWICE
My item(s)/set is called; (think of something descriptively unique  )
My sweat shoppe is; (this can be your etsy or other shop where people can find more of your goodies)

You must pm GatorWrangler when you send AND when you receive!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 02, 2008 10:43:20 PM
Participants

green - finished crafting and ready to receive
blue - links to shop
purple - should be finished crafting soon
red- contact me ASAP

GatorWrangler (10) - Swirl Pendant Necklace

atsuko (5) - Old timey postcards set of 10

Avesthel (10) - inverse aura pendants

ccswch (http://www.christyscreations.com) (10) - Circle necklaces

kidcompassion (http://kidcompassion.etsy.com) (5) - knitted/crocheted hats

ktlady (http://www.katydidcreations.com) (5/5) - 5 Fabric Headbands AND 5 Business Card Pouches

Dreambelle (http://dreambelle.etsy.com) (5/5) - 5 Mini polymer clay purple cupcakes (set of 3) AND 5 Resin pendants with multi colored sequins

TheSapphireMoon (http://thesapphiremoon.etsy.com) (5/5) - 5 Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (child size) AND 5 Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (adult size)

vecr81 (5/5) - 5 felted purses AND 5 zippered pouches

psoupdesigns (5/5) - 5 Fabric Headbands AND 5 note cards

esmecraftin (5/5) - 5 Loopy Ladders (chokers or anklets) AND 5 Patchwork Notebooks

sajona (5) - Little cute handbags

guineverefree (5/5) - 5 Daisy Chain scarves AND 5 Durango Hats

zigg13pra (5/5) - 5 Wire book thongs (sets of 2) AND 5 hemp bead braided necklace

Homerof2 (5/5) - 5 Colorful Fabric Coasters AND 5 tote bags

sugaree (5) - knitted mug cozies

klum78 (10) - cluster earrings

dragonslair (http://www.ourownlittleworld.com) (10) - Set of two scrunchies (crocheted)

cyndiq (10) - 2 sets of single beaded metal book marks

Nikkidear (5/5) - 5 stretchy beaded bracelet sets AND 5 crocheted spring headband with detachable flower

mini (5) - Glazed Japanese Paper Pendants



GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248133.0


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 02, 2008 10:43:50 PM
I am offering Swirl Pendants this round.  I made them in a red/white mix, blue/white mix and a purple/pink mix.  They come on a black cord with a toggle clasp and the pendants are 1 3/4 - 2 inches across and they aren't heavy. They are all slightly different.


all the pendants (I made a few extras that I gave away)


the backs of a few of them


red/white mix


blue/white mix


purple/pink mix


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 02, 2008 11:23:55 PM
For some reason I can only see the pic of the last one, but it's really pretty!  I would love one of those.  ;D
Thanks for starting the sign ups.   I need to finish up crafting and then I will sign up. 
Edited to add pics of my offering:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/batgrrl8/crafty/100_0237.jpg

There will be 5 colors available, and I am offering two of each color.  (I am going in 2x.)

Here are the other colors that are available:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/klum-beads1.jpg
#1 is actually clear with the silver on each end.
(Thanks Avesthel for the edited pic!)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 02, 2008 11:47:43 PM
I pay for flickr, so I'm not very happy the pictures aren't showing up :(  If it continues I will have to host the photos on my site.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 03, 2008 01:09:06 AM
Rats!  I can never see images that are hosted by flickr.  :(


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 03, 2008 01:31:04 AM
How big are your pendants GatorWrangler?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: doxiemommy on May 03, 2008 04:18:53 AM
Oh I think I shall do this again! The last round was so fun this time I promise not to leave and forget to send PM's! ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 03, 2008 05:13:37 AM
Ooh, that would be wonderful Doxiemommy!!  Will you be offering more of your wonderful resin pendants?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 03, 2008 07:00:38 AM
Hmmm...I maybe could do this :)  I have lots of great stuff in that equivalent price range I could make.  I have a few photos of my cell phone charms up there, and I have tons of great beads for these and hemp jewelry.  Anklets and necklaces are my fave to make :)  Anyone interested in a set of either of those items?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on May 03, 2008 07:31:28 AM
I missed last round but I am definitely joining this one! I will send you my info on Monday. I am moving this weekend and I don't know my address yet! If I am approved, I will be offering 5 calorimetry headbands (unless there is no interest in them. Its hot!) and maybe something else.... I am thinking something felted maybe. What do you guys think?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 03, 2008 08:40:29 AM
Awww... I can't see the pictures.  :(  All of them are unavailable.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 03, 2008 08:46:01 AM
I just send in my application!  I'm not sure what I'm planning on offering yet... but I'm thinking of either zipper coin pouches or a pendant of some sort.  I'm going to play around with a couple ideas and then I'll post pics soon of what it is that I am offering.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ckchan on May 03, 2008 08:51:35 AM
I'm a bit confused about this.  You make five items.  Then you have a chance to claim five items?  Do these five items have to come from the same person or can they be different?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 03, 2008 09:23:06 AM
I'm a bit confused about this.  You make five items.  Then you have a chance to claim five items?  Do these five items have to come from the same person or can they be different?

Actually, I believe how it works is you craft a SET of 5 items, like 5 necklaces or 5 potholders.  Everyone crafts a set of 5 items, then you and someone else swap based on them wanting what you've got and vice versa.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 03, 2008 09:24:17 AM
Everyone offers 1 set of 5 items, 2 sets of the same item or 2 sets of 2 different items.  Then when signups close you send me your want list.  If you are offering 5 items you choose your 5 favorite items from what everyone is making and if you make 10 items, you choose 10 items that other people are making and I do my best to match you up.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 03, 2008 09:31:18 AM
Everyone offers 1 set of 5 items, 2 sets of the same item or 2 sets of 2 different items.  Then when signups close you send me your want list.  If you are offering 5 items you choose your 5 favorite items from what everyone is making and if you make 10 items, you choose 10 items that other people are making and I do my best to match you up.

Yeah, what she said :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 03, 2008 09:32:52 AM
How big are your pendants GatorWrangler?

I hosted the pictures on my site now so hopefully people can see the pictures now.

The pendants are 1 3/4 - 2 inches across and they aren't heavy.  I can't wear heavy pendants :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: nofury on May 03, 2008 06:53:17 PM
Hmmm....this swap is very interesting and very tempting....

Wonder what I could make???


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 03, 2008 07:04:29 PM
I just signed up! I will be making Circle Necklaces...


I got them all finished this morning, but the batteries on my camera are dead so I had to use my phone...

They're made from shell so they area  creamy color, not white like the pictures show.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 03, 2008 09:30:43 PM
I'm going to sign up but have a question. Towards the "claiming" time, will you be putting all of the offers listed together in one post so we won't have to look through a couple of hundred pages to find things we forgot about?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 03, 2008 09:45:25 PM
I'm going to sign up but have a question. Towards the "claiming" time, will you be putting all of the offers listed together in one post so we won't have to look through a couple of hundred pages to find things we forgot about?

Gatorwrangler makes a list at the start of this thread with the name of the person and the name of the item they are offering.  But she doesn't make a post with all the pictures because at the top of the page there is a button called "show images only".  You can click that and only the posts with pictures will pop up.  Makes it fast and easy to find all the pictures of the offerings within the thread.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 03, 2008 10:46:14 PM
Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: doxiemommy on May 03, 2008 11:50:57 PM
I will be joining in again! I'll be making more resin pendants but not with buttons or sprinkles (sorry if had your hopes on one). I've got about a millioin koi stickers I need to use up I think that will be 1 set and the other set...I don't know yet I'll get back to you on that lol!

Anyone think I shouldn't do more resin goodness let me know:).


And I totally think someone should do something to do with hair like....headbands or something I can wear my dreads in *cries*


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 04, 2008 09:39:34 AM
I will have to join in again.

doxiemommy - do you have a photo of the headband style you are looking for? I may do headbands.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 04, 2008 07:37:17 PM
Ok, I've been working on these all day and some of last night and finally finished all 10!  Whew!  :)  I am doing 10 inverse aura chainmail pendants. 

The pendants are very lightweight.  They come with an adjustable black satin cord necklace.

Chainmail inverse aura pendant:
Silver plated rings with colored anodized aluminum accent rings.  This is the inverted aura weave.  :)  It's kinda hard to see in the picture, but the center of the pendant is a double ring and the 'petals' are single rings.

Close up:


Full view:


Color choices:
Please note that the flash dulled some of the colors.  The pink and purple are definitely a lot more vibrant than I could capture. 




Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 04, 2008 09:36:52 PM
OK, now I'm definitely joining!! I totally want one of those in pink or maybe purple, oh I like the teal too!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 04, 2008 10:32:06 PM
OK, now I'm definitely joining!! I totally want one of those in pink or maybe purple, oh I like the teal too!

Aww, thanks!  :) 









Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 05, 2008 04:47:42 AM
I will be joining in again! I'll be making more resin pendants but not with buttons or sprinkles (sorry if had your hopes on one). I've got about a millioin koi stickers I need to use up I think that will be 1 set and the other set...I don't know yet I'll get back to you on that lol!

Yay!! The koi sound fab!  Lana is sooo loving her sprinkles pendant from the last round.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 05, 2008 06:12:00 AM
I am still trying to decide what to make.  I am thinking maybe headbands and something else.  Do ladies here use mama pads?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 05, 2008 06:32:32 AM
And I totally think someone should do something to do with hair like....headbands or something I can wear my dreads in *cries*
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doxiemommy, I make flower head wreaths...they have to do with hair!  Not sure if that is really what you are looking for or not...

I have been recruited as a co-organizer for one of the swaps I have already signed up for...I still am allowed to join up to 5 swaps, right?  I just don't wanna send in and be told I can't do this one.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 05, 2008 06:49:14 AM
I am still trying to decide what to make.  I am thinking maybe headbands and something else.  Do ladies here use mama pads?

Hmm, what are mama pads?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 05, 2008 07:11:49 AM
Hopefully I can join this one!  See my post above.  I can make up to 10 of:  flower head wreaths, beaded cell phone charms, or hemp keychains or anklets, or a combo of 5/5 on any of these.

Here are some example pics, colors/beads can vary on all of them!



Flower head wreath examples - this one is a child size, I can make either all child size or all adult, or 5/5, or a combo of sizes on each 5.



Beaded cell phone charm example - these can be made in just about any color, any length.  This particular item was made to be about 5 inches long, and the lanyard is about 2 inches long.  These are also great as zipper pulls or for your MP3 player too!

Sorry, no pics of the hemp keychains yet, I will modify this post or add another reply with a pic or 2 of them tomorrow or Wednesday.



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 05, 2008 07:19:06 AM
My girls would LOVE those flower wreaths!!! And ANY kind of jewelry would be great too.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 05, 2008 07:20:13 AM
Oh and mama pads are cloth menstrual pads.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: doxiemommy on May 05, 2008 07:30:23 AM
I was thinkig super thick headbands made either of fabric or crochetd/knitted...I've seen a million diffrent types and I've never had any of them  :'( . I've also seen one that looks like a hat but has a hole in the top for dreads to go though or pony tails...I heart them..


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on May 05, 2008 07:33:56 AM
Like this? https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=138243.0

This is what I was thinking about making. I didn't think there would be much interest though because it is getting hot



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 05, 2008 07:38:06 AM
Oh and mama pads are cloth menstrual pads.

Ah, thanks!! 

TheSapphireMoon, I love the head wreaths!!   My DD would go bonkers for one.  Would you be able to do custom colors?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: doxiemommy on May 05, 2008 07:47:57 AM
Oooh I like that alot!! I'd kill for that in like black or dark brown lol.. Here's another I like but I do think I'm the only one who'd actaully wear them huh..

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11263414


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 05, 2008 08:38:58 AM
Oh and mama pads are cloth menstrual pads.

Ah, thanks!! 

TheSapphireMoon, I love the head wreaths!!   My DD would go bonkers for one.  Would you be able to do custom colors?

Of course!  I LOVE doing custom colors!  For this swap, though, I would have to do a set of 5...not sure if there is a great need for 5 of them for you :)  PM me on a custom if it is only 1 you want.

I was thinking of doing my cell phone charms or hemp keychains or anklets as my set of 5.  If I sign up for TWICE on the questionaire, can I do one set of keychains and then one set of cell phone charms as my 10 total items?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 05, 2008 08:47:33 AM
Yipee!!  Those are really great!  I can't wait to get home to show them to my DD.  I'm sure she'll have fun picking out some colors.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 05, 2008 08:48:13 AM
Okay, I'm planning to be in again!  I think I may go back to bags since they were such a hit in other rounds and our local quilting store has a fantastic sale on right now that I can get some really nice fabric!

I may go in for a second set if I think I can get everything done on time - I was thinking about offering pony tail holders similar to this:

                      

(Sorry for the poor photo but I sent this to someone in a different swap and had to copy her tiny photo)  They are crocheted around a thick, store bought, covered elastic and I have a variety of colors - any interest?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 05, 2008 10:04:28 AM
Oh and mama pads are cloth menstrual pads.

Ah, thanks!! 

TheSapphireMoon, I love the head wreaths!!   My DD would go bonkers for one.  Would you be able to do custom colors?

Of course!  I LOVE doing custom colors!  For this swap, though, I would have to do a set of 5...not sure if there is a great need for 5 of them for you :)  PM me on a custom if it is only 1 you want.

I was thinking of doing my cell phone charms or hemp keychains or anklets as my set of 5.  If I sign up for TWICE on the questionaire, can I do one set of keychains and then one set of cell phone charms as my 10 total items?

Well, I would definitely want 2 head wreaths, but I am sure that there will be alot of interest and that I'll be lucky to get one.  This swap gets pretty big in terms of participants and most everyone has or knows of a little girl or even a big one that would love one.  RenFest is coming up in Oct and these would be perfect.  I do hope that you'll offer them.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 05, 2008 10:16:46 AM
Well, I sent in my signup form, but I listed to offer my 2 smaller items on the hemp keychains and the cell phone charms.  I'm sure I could replace the hemp keychains with a set of 5 Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths as one of my 2 sets I will offer :)

(I could always include a 6th special one just for YOU so you actually get one out of the bunch :) )


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 05, 2008 10:18:17 AM
I was thinking of doing my cell phone charms or hemp keychains or anklets as my set of 5.  If I sign up for TWICE on the questionaire, can I do one set of keychains and then one set of cell phone charms as my 10 total items?

Yep!  :)   You would do one set of 5 keychains, and then one set of 5 cell charms.  Or if you want, you can do 10 of the same item instead.

And I love the flower wreaths too.  I plan on attending some ren faires in the future and that would be a great costume accessory.  :)



ccswch, I would be interested in the cloth pads.  I've never used them before. 



doxiemommy
, I loved your button pendants from last round!  And the candy pendant was very cool too.  I'm sure that more resin pendants would be enjoyed.  :) 


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 05, 2008 10:30:45 AM
OK, cool....maybe I will change my offering to 10 of the head wreaths if so many are interested in a set of them.  I thought of doing 5 cell charms and 5 wreaths...maybe the 10 wreaths would really work out better!  I have a bunch pre-made and a few I could pull off Etsy to use here...just replace them on Etsy with others as some have been there a while.

I should PM the organizer on this now that I think I want to change my offering...I have not gotten in progress feedback for this swap yet, so I will wait until I have that to change it so I'm not wasting anyone's time if I'm not approved for some reason!  LOL!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 05, 2008 10:48:04 AM
I approved you for the swap, and I want a head wreath. ;)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 05, 2008 11:48:20 AM
I approved you for the swap, and I want a head wreath. ;)

Cool!!  I'm so thrilled these are so popular for this swap!  I sent you a PM on my swap info asking you to please update my offering of 2 sets, 10 items, to be Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths instead of the other items I listed.  Please update it and I can get all my items together!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 05, 2008 12:13:25 PM
My daughter would love wreath also.  I am excited to see pics of the new pendants DoxieMommy.  They sound really neat!  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on May 05, 2008 04:00:01 PM
Yay! We moved in successfully and now that I have my address I can join! I don't know what I will be offering yet. Once we are finished unpacking, I will post pictures to see if anyone is interested


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 05, 2008 04:35:11 PM
this is a unique idea and i'd love sign up but i'm not sure what to make.  i could make some catnip cat toys if enough of you are interested and have kittys or friends with kittys....i don't actually own cats, but i have several friends who do and therefore i have an abundance of fresh catnip around the house. 
so...please let me know if there are any of you who'd like a catnip toy for your furry little friends.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 05, 2008 06:36:26 PM
I have my 10 wreaths all picked out!  Mix of adult and child sizes will be in each set of 5.  Will post teaser pics tomorrow :)


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Post by: underthemountain on May 05, 2008 06:38:48 PM
Ooh, I hope you have one with either green, light blue, or pink roses with white in a kid's size!!


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 05, 2008 07:49:31 PM
I have never signed up for 10 items but I'm seriously thinking about it but that brings up a question - do we submit a top 10 list or do we submit two top 5 lists?

My concern about submitting a top 10 list is that we would probably only get the top 2 or 3 items but if we submitted two top 5 lists, there would be a greater chance of getting more items we wanted.



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Post by: doxiemommy on May 05, 2008 08:02:54 PM
I put in a top 10 list last time and got everyone on my list! I was a little spoiled I think :)


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Post by: GatorWrangler on May 05, 2008 08:22:22 PM
If you offer 10 items, then you can submit a top 10 wish list.  And when I do matching, those with 5 items have wishlists 1-5, but when I have a person with 10 items I mark their wishlist 1a 1b 2a 2b etc, and when I match items up and say there's only one left, that would mean that if a person has that item on their list as 2b (their 4/10 choice), and some one else has it as 4/5 then the 4/10 would get it.  Of course there are many other factors.  Basically I try to give people as many items on their list as possible, but if an item is really popular that's where it gets harder to divide up.  But offering 10 items will give you a slight advantage in the top picks list as far as the popular items are concerned.  Not a HUGE advantage, but a little. :)


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 06, 2008 07:07:30 AM
Thanks!  I understand now  :)


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 06, 2008 07:08:51 AM
Quote from: doxiemommy
I put in a top 10 list last time and got everyone on my list! I was a little spoiled I think :)

Very spoiled I would say!  I've done this 3 times already and have yet to get everything from my top 5 list - close but never all  :)    That's not a complaint, just an observation and I've received some wonderful items that I didn't ask for but was very happy with!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 06, 2008 09:34:28 AM
I think I forgot to submit a wish list  ???  Did I forget?  ARgh!

Well....as promised....here is a teaser pic of what I will be offering as my 10 head wreaths :)



They are all stacked together and not all of them can be seen well....hehehe...tease tease tease :)

HINT: atsuko, there are DEFINITELY ones you want in there in the right size!


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Post by: doxiemommy on May 06, 2008 09:39:29 AM
Ok so I think I have it narrowed down a bit!  I know I'm doing Koi resin pendants but I'm stuck I also have a few other ideas for my other set.

1. Resin key pendants
2. Resin piggy shaker pendants.
3. Origami Star earrings

I have a million little keys that are all the same I bought a while back and I haven't used yet. They're perfect for resin and I've been wanting to use them up.
The little piggy stickers are bubbled out and have little plastic objects in them with a picture of a cute Japanese piggy in the back.
Or the origami star earrings...they're what I send along in all my packages as a thank you from my esty shop their super cute and I love making the stars now that I know how to make them!


I hope everyone is having a super awesome morning it's kinda sunny here and the birds are out and singing I should be asleep but I'm not instead I'm drinking my coffee on the deck with the puppies playing in the grass...I love spring!!

Oh and I totally want a wreath for my hair!!!


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Post by: ccswch on May 06, 2008 09:51:26 AM
I don't think there will be enough wreaths to fill everyones wish list lol.

I vote for any of the resin pendants! I wanted one last round, but didn't even make a wish list because there were too many great things to decide from! It looks like this round is going to be the same lol!!!


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Post by: greybird on May 06, 2008 09:55:01 AM
I vote for the Resin key pendants     ;D   


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Post by: underthemountain on May 06, 2008 11:40:49 AM
Ooh, either of the resins would be fine Doxie!!

TheSapphireMoon, lovely!! 


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Post by: klum78 on May 06, 2008 12:52:28 PM
Ok so I think I have it narrowed down a bit!  I know I'm doing Koi resin pendants but I'm stuck I also have a few other ideas for my other set.

1. Resin key pendants
2. Resin piggy shaker pendants.
3. Origami Star earrings

I hope everyone is having a super awesome morning it's kinda sunny here and the birds are out and singing I should be asleep but I'm not instead I'm drinking my coffee on the deck with the puppies playing in the grass...I love spring!!

Ugh the other side of town is yucky!  We didn't get any sun this morning, bummer!

Anyhow, my vote is for the key pendants.  They sound really cool.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 06, 2008 01:50:36 PM
I don't think there will be enough wreaths to fill everyones wish list lol.

LOL!  Yeah, I'm getting that impression :)  I'm sure there will be another round of this within a reasonable period of time, and I hope to get in on it again and offer them again.  So, maybe those that don't get one this time around will get them the next.


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Post by: mini on May 06, 2008 03:41:51 PM
ohhh... should I, shouldn't I? should I, shouldn't I?
it's a difficult question!!


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Post by: sugaree on May 06, 2008 04:02:01 PM
so...um....hmm....not too much interest in catnip toys....
guess i'll have to think of something else.


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Post by: greybird on May 06, 2008 04:28:20 PM
so...um....hmm....not too much interest in catnip toys....
guess i'll have to think of something else.

Awww... sorry.  :(   I have severe cat allergies and none of my family owns cats so I wouldn't have a use for one.  Maybe though you could stuff some with batting instead of catnip for dog owners?  And then catnip for cat owners?  Just brainstorming....


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Post by: Dreambelle on May 06, 2008 05:18:35 PM
I'm still deciding what to offer. I've been brainstorming. I'll be offering two sets of five.

resin encased sequins (as a charm, you can use it as a pendant, keychain, nose ring, etc)
miniature polymer clay cupcakes in various colors (as a charm, see above)
personalized polymer clay thumbtack or magnet set (spells out your name in whatever color)
"lucky penny" rear view mirror hanger (a shiny penny in polymer clay on some sort of ribbon/lanyard)

What do ya think? I would like the first two the best but these are for you and not me.
 



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Post by: greybird on May 06, 2008 05:32:39 PM
I vote for the resin encased sequins!  :D


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Post by: GatorWrangler on May 06, 2008 05:39:37 PM
I like the lucky penny idea :)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 06, 2008 06:17:39 PM
I like the magnets and the cupcakes :)


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Post by: Dreambelle on May 06, 2008 06:31:41 PM
Ok, so that's all 4 of my ideas. You guys were no help!  ;D


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Post by: underthemountain on May 06, 2008 06:44:26 PM
How about a lucky penny encased in resin??


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 06, 2008 06:46:04 PM
I vote for the miniature polymer clay cupcakes!


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Post by: Dreambelle on May 06, 2008 07:36:09 PM
How about a lucky penny encased in resin??

I just did that for another swap. It didn't turn out all that well but I'm going to send it to her anyway (as an extra). It ended up with a big air bubble, but it looked kind of neat because it looked like Abe Lincoln was blowing a bubble. I'm going to make more in the future though.

I've already got the sequins in resin (five of them) finished and just have to drill holes into them. I've got a few cupcakes already made and can make more tomorrow. Anything other than that I'd have to make from the very beginning.

After all of that, I convinced myself to offer "Resin encased sequin charms" and "Polymer clay miniature cupcake" charms.


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Post by: cyndiq on May 06, 2008 09:52:36 PM
hi everyone,
I would like to join in this round.
ideas i had if you can let me know what you think.
I was thinking to offer a set of 5 crochet panta's. if people like these.

Then as my second set i would offer a set of 5 different decorated mini albums with 3d styled decorations such as, handpainted flowers,stickers,sizzix dies, glitz etc  what sort of thems would people like. these are great as brag books or special memories book. I would make up some different ones, than once final partners are done, try and personalize them  in the theme you like.. I will make up a sample to show off. you would add the small pics you want when you recieve. I would have even the double sided tape in place so you just peel off and stick. make awesome gifts to special granparents, godparents and aunts.
what do you think?

or i could embroider or bead something, i am into making magnets and book marks at present.

hugs all cyndi


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Post by: mini on May 07, 2008 03:31:03 AM
Oh. Everything sounds so nice!! I still don't know if I should join. Would anyone like more of my lampwork earrings?


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Post by: cyndiq on May 07, 2008 03:43:29 AM
i would like a pair if i get so lucky lol cyndi


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Post by: bkrenning4 on May 07, 2008 06:00:55 AM
Hi..

First, everything is so beautiful!  You girls are very talented!

Second, I was thinking about joining, but I wanted to do jewelry (clay and resin pendants) like these, only bigger:





But, there seems to be a lot of jewelry alaready.  Any interest in medium size Stenciled tote bags?  Any particular theme?  I tend to go towards nature, i.e. birds, tress, etc.  Let me know!  Thanks.


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 07, 2008 06:38:09 AM
bkrenning4, please offer what you show!  they are beautiful!!


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 07, 2008 06:39:49 AM
Since there was no interest shown for the pony tail holders I showed, I'm going to scrap them and do something else.  I recently purchased a new scroll saw and yesterday received some fantastic 3D ornament patterns in the mail so, if I have time, I'm thinking of offering them - they are super neat and I think people would like them  ;D


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Post by: underthemountain on May 07, 2008 07:03:26 AM
Ooh, that sounds fab Homerof2.  Can I come over to play too?

Lovely pendants bkrenning4!!!


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Post by: ktlady on May 07, 2008 07:11:10 AM
Oh. Everything sounds so nice!! I still don't know if I should join. Would anyone like more of my lampwork earrings?


I would love those!


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Post by: ktlady on May 07, 2008 07:13:45 AM
bkrenning4 I love those pendants - I really like the last one.  How big is it?


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 07, 2008 07:20:40 AM
bkrenning, those charms are lovely :) I would LOVE one of those!

Homerof2, our tree seemed a bit bare this past Xmas, and I think I would love an ornament.  Post a pic when you make one?


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Post by: greybird on May 07, 2008 07:43:43 AM
Since there was no interest shown for the pony tail holders I showed, I'm going to scrap them and do something else.  I recently purchased a new scroll saw and yesterday received some fantastic 3D ornament patterns in the mail so, if I have time, I'm thinking of offering them - they are super neat and I think people would like them  ;D

Aww.... I didn't see the post with the ponytail holders.  I have long hair so that would be nice.  But your new idea sounds really cool too!   ;D


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Post by: greybird on May 07, 2008 07:45:35 AM
bkrenning4, you should offer the pendants!  :D  I'm sure that one can never have too much jewelry.  ;)  And I'm curious as to what your resin pendants are.  I'm really liking resin lately.  :D


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Post by: psoupdesigns on May 07, 2008 02:20:23 PM
so many talented people in this swap - i have to join!

would anyone be interested in a set of cards or fabric headbands?


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Post by: vecr81 on May 07, 2008 03:45:40 PM
Edit to reflect color combos of what I am offering!


These are for the pouches

And mini purses!


And here is the 5th one. Its in the wash at the moment.




So whadya think?


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Post by: cyndiq on May 07, 2008 04:30:31 PM
bkrenning4 i would love a tote with a birdy on a branch. homerof2 that sounds interesting, what are they used for? xmas? hanging mobiles?  vecr81 i would love a black caliometry. love the felted purses so cute.

love to see more of peoples samples

i will try and make up some samples too. some lacey bookmarks and isnpirational frige fabric embroidered magnets.

I could also offer wallets or the sewing themed pouches again if anyone likes them or patchwork ones.

i have made microscope slide pendants a few times so i can do them, but people might not want them.

I also do wire work, birdsnestlaces, twiggy laces, cherry blossom pendants. will need some ideas.

ideas anyone?

cyndi


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Post by: Nikkidear on May 07, 2008 05:40:04 PM
I'm thinking about jumping into this round, as the last one was so fun. Would there be any interest in crocheted cat toys? I was thinking about doing a pair of crocheted eyeballs w/optic nerve tail if that wasn't too gross for you all.


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Post by: ScotSkipper402 on May 07, 2008 06:33:01 PM
Tempted tempted!


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 07, 2008 07:17:24 PM
Quote from: cyndiq
homerof2 that sounds interesting, what are they used for? xmas? hanging mobiles? 

That's a good question - I purchased them because I wanted something to cut and they looked interesting.  I think they are about 5 - 6 inches high when put together so a little large for a Christmas tree, I think they are more for just decoration.  I'll try one this weekend, probably, and post a picture when finished.  Right now I can hardly think to type as I just started a 3 day motorcycle course and I'm ready to fall asleep - who knew it was so tiring learning all this - trying to coordinate both hands and both feet while looking in the right direction and trying not to run into anyone  :o  But I'm loving it!!!!!!!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 08, 2008 12:04:58 PM
bkrenning4 i would love a tote with a birdy on a branch. homerof2 that sounds interesting, what are they used for? xmas? hanging mobiles?  vecr81 i would love a black caliometry. love the felted purses so cute.

love to see more of peoples samples

i will try and make up some samples too. some lacey bookmarks and isnpirational frige fabric embroidered magnets.

I could also offer wallets or the sewing themed pouches again if anyone likes them or patchwork ones.

i have made microscope slide pendants a few times so i can do them, but people might not want them.

I also do wire work, birdsnestlaces, twiggy laces, cherry blossom pendants. will need some ideas.

ideas anyone?

cyndi

I would love a wallet and/or pouch!  Patchwork for me, please :)


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Post by: underthemountain on May 08, 2008 12:09:17 PM
Cyndiq, any chance you'd be offering your crochet hook pouches again?  Those were really amazing!


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Post by: GatorWrangler on May 08, 2008 12:16:09 PM
What are cherry blossom pendants?

and I have your birdsnestlaces and twiggy necklaces and LOVE them!  ;D


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Post by: ckchan on May 08, 2008 12:47:49 PM
This seems like such a great idea.  Thanks for the clarification.  Some ideas in my head right now include: polymer clay cake and pie charms, amigurumis (inputs would be needed for sure), beaded bear charms.

Would anyone be interested?  i don't want to sign up if people are already offering these. 

Thansk!


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Post by: underthemountain on May 08, 2008 01:01:09 PM
Amis would be wonderful!!  What patterns can you offer?


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Post by: Homerof2 on May 08, 2008 02:05:56 PM
Polymer cake and pies would be great!


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Post by: ktlady on May 08, 2008 02:23:50 PM
What are cherry blossom pendants?

and I have your birdsnestlaces and twiggy necklaces and LOVE them!  ;D

What she said...


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 08, 2008 03:04:56 PM
Its similar to the twiggy pendant idea but a heart shape this time, plus i have a few new ideas i want to try. also i have some darling assorted charms and stuff I could design something cute with. what about  cherry blossom earings? I also have the metal shepherd hook bookmarks I can bead and mobile phone charms to offer too if anyone fancies those.

I will see how the weekend goes with the sewing stuff. I have some bookmarks in the machine now half stitched. They are awesome.
will see what else I get made.

thanks for ideas.
atsuko not sure about the crochet pouches they take quite a bit of time but will see how I go.

I just finished night shift so will sleep and craft some this weekend.
and post some ideas.
cyndi


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 08, 2008 04:38:48 PM
Here's the pics of the postcard sets I'll be offering:






Hope you like them!


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Post by: esmecraftin on May 08, 2008 05:40:33 PM
What a great selection of crafts on offer already!
I'm definitely thinking of joining again, here are some ideas I could offer this round:

Patchwork drawstring bags
patchwork covered notebook
fabric picture frame magnet

(No pics yet, I'll try to make up some samples at the weekend)

Also I would really like to do a jewellery item, possibly chokers or anklets in this style:



Do any of these sound good?


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Post by: Dreambelle on May 08, 2008 05:51:02 PM
Ooh, I really like those! Either as a choker or an ankle bracelet!

CKChan- I'm doing polymer clay cupcakes but don't know how to do the regular cakes so I would like one of those, BUT I've been wanting an amigurumi thing my whole life!!!!!


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Post by: ktlady on May 08, 2008 06:34:11 PM
I like those - maybe a choker.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 08, 2008 07:54:12 PM
Hmm, seems everyone is loving the jewelry this round.  Would there be any interest in asymmetric necklaces?  I have some glass pearls and brass charms that would work well.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 08, 2008 08:09:46 PM
I love the jewelry I've gotten from sweat shoppes!  I travel a lot so I pack a lot of the jewelry and then I can wear something unique everyday. :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 09, 2008 10:17:59 AM
I love the jewelry I've gotten from sweat shoppes!  I travel a lot so I pack a lot of the jewelry and then I can wear something unique everyday. :)

I also noticed that there was a lot of jewelery this round... So, I've been trying to think of something else to make. But really, recently I've been spending all my free time at the torch. My poor neglected sewing machine! ;)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 09, 2008 12:08:29 PM
What a great selection of crafts on offer already!
I'm definitely thinking of joining again, here are some ideas I could offer this round:

Patchwork drawstring bags
patchwork covered notebook
fabric picture frame magnet

(No pics yet, I'll try to make up some samples at the weekend)

Also I would really like to do a jewellery item, possibly chokers or anklets in this style:

Do any of these sound good?

I third, or fourth...or whatever....the notion on anklets/necklaces in that style.  I wear anklets a lot, but I have a larger ankle, need 10-11" on it for me.  I would also love a patchwork bag...I'm a patchwork freak :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 09, 2008 12:22:57 PM
I love making bags especially variations of the little bag n the ottobre magazine:
http://www.ottobredesign.com/fi/kaavat/pdf/purse_EN_5-07.pdf
I could make 5 different fabric versions of this? would this be of any interest? if so I'll sign up!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 09, 2008 12:27:11 PM
I'm dying to join this swap! However, I don't know what to do! A couple of ideas come to mind, let me know what you think:

1. Crocheted washcloths and bathpuffs, a set of two cloths and a bathpuff maybe? They'd sell pretty cheap I think. (so much nicer than storebought if you've never used them)
2. Crocheted headbands (probably beaded)
3. I have a whole bunch of movie backer cards (from blockbuster) that I've been thinking about finding a way to make into coasters. Resin maybe? I could make 5 different sets but they would be different themes (action, romance, Fantasy, etc.)

Any interest?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 09, 2008 01:42:32 PM
Sajona- that bag is sooooo cute!  I would love one of those.  And so would my daughter- we'll have to duke it out.  Although I would probably let her win since she's four...

guineverefree- I really like the idea of two cloths and a bath puff.  I am really into knitted/crocheted washcloths right now and have been replacing my cheapy store bought ones with nice ones made by craftsters. 

I may have to find a way to go in twice this round.  There are so many great things being offered!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 09, 2008 02:54:30 PM
glad you like the bag - I think I will do them then - I have an assortment of cute prints to use - I also cut one out in blue suedette tonight, which needs some pretty embellishment.



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 09, 2008 04:54:05 PM
That's a great purse! :)


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Post by: underthemountain on May 09, 2008 05:12:33 PM
Ack!  I have a new top favorite.  That purse rocks Sajona!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: bigfatroses on May 09, 2008 06:02:39 PM
Hmm, I may have to think about this one...  I'm trying to open an Etsy shop by the end of the month, so this would coincide with that... 

There's just so much jewelry already, which is what I'm more comfortable with...  But it's not like me to stay within my comfort zone in swaps!  LOL!

How do y'all feel about painted signs?   :-\


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on May 09, 2008 06:45:03 PM
Ooh what kind of signs bigfatroses? It sounds cool but it sounds like it could be expensive for you.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: bigfatroses on May 09, 2008 07:00:40 PM
Ooh what kind of signs bigfatroses? It sounds cool but it sounds like it could be expensive for you.

I make signs much like these:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11463222

It's not too pricey for me since I already have wood, paint, beads/ribbons for hanging. 


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 09, 2008 07:06:13 PM
Those signs look fun!  I think I would like one of those, and a purse from you, sajona :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on May 09, 2008 07:10:15 PM
Ooh okay. Yeah that would be really cool! I would love one


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 09, 2008 07:17:13 PM
Those signs are cool!

We are getting so many great things this round.  ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on May 09, 2008 08:01:21 PM
So I have some ideas for this round tell me what you guys think...
First I was thinking of offering a pairs of catnip eye toys, like this one I made...

And/Or if there isn't enough jewelry I was thinking of button bracelets like this one I just finished...


Other then that my ideas are crochet/knit stitch markers, Thread bookmarks & coffee cup cozies, or crocheted head bands. Any opinions?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: psoupdesigns on May 09, 2008 08:31:20 PM
i like the button bracelets, could you do some with multi-colored buttons?

i also like crochet headbands, maybe some in kids sizes?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 09, 2008 09:05:58 PM
I'd love crochet headbands, I can never have too many headbands  :D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 09, 2008 09:28:02 PM
Sajona, that bag is fantastic!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 10, 2008 01:05:45 AM
bigfatroses - I've seen the signs you've done for other swaps and they are wonderful! Definately interested in those - although you might not be keen on the airmail postage!



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 10, 2008 04:19:32 AM
those signs look really cute. As do like the bags.
Really nice things so far!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 10, 2008 04:44:07 AM
Bigfatroses, those signs are awesome!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: bigfatroses on May 10, 2008 06:06:48 AM
bigfatroses - I've seen the signs you've done for other swaps and they are wonderful! Definately interested in those - although you might not be keen on the airmail postage!



I can make smaller signs, as to keep postage down.  I think I'm going to make a couple this weekend in the smaller size to gauge time and effort.  The smaller the work, the longer it takes to make.  Isn't that funny?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 10, 2008 02:15:40 PM
First let me start out by saying that this is a VERY ROUGH version of one item I'm hoping to make for this swap.  I used plywood and played around with different saw blades.  I can assure you that the ones for this swap will look much nicer.

That being said, here is a picture of the 3D ornament I talked about earlier:

                Image removed

It's just over 6" tall and I plan to make it from solid pine (or other solid material) and I'm not sure yet how to finish it - I could either varnish them all or leave them plain and the recipient could paint or varnish them.  There is a hole in the top for hanging.  I plan to make 5 different ones.

This just shows the two separate pieces:

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I plan to ship them flat (much cheaper shipping) and the recipient can put them together.  They slide together very easily and can be glued.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 10, 2008 02:54:07 PM
Those ROCK!!! I  would love to have one dangling in my window next to my computer desk.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 10, 2008 03:44:25 PM
Hmm, since my earlier suggestions didn't seem to catch anybody's attention...

I have been considering making some of these for me, but I could definately do up some for the swap.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245094.msg2710751;topicseen#msg2710751

Note: this is not my work, but I'm quite capable of something similar...maybe with the ribbon, maybe with another closer.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 10, 2008 03:52:33 PM
Those are cute guineverefree, and I love crocheted cloths and headbands too.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 11, 2008 01:37:25 PM
I am trying to figure out my second offering...

Cloth Headbands will be my first offering.

Should I offer:
Cloth napkins
Embroidered flour sack towels
Zippered pouches
Business card holders
More headbands


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: psoupdesigns on May 11, 2008 02:03:11 PM
i am also doing fabric headbands and some note cards.


i would love napkins or towels!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 11, 2008 02:14:00 PM
I could always just do two things from my second list too.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 11, 2008 02:33:51 PM
Both me and my DD are pouch fiends....so more pouches would be great!!!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: kidcompassion on May 11, 2008 03:30:38 PM
hello there! just wanted to say how excited i am about this swap - i already want one of everything!  i don't have pics yet (lent out my camera until next week) but i'm going to be offering 5 knitted hats in the style of the mary jane pithy hat http://www.littleturtleknits.com/pithyhat.htm (http://www.littleturtleknits.com/pithyhat.htm) except with bigger cables.  so far everyone's stuff looks so great and i am so excited to be signed up with such a great bunch of swappers!
 ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 11, 2008 04:39:56 PM
OMG, I am SOOO ready for signups to be over, but alas, two more weeks :(  The suspense is killing me!  There are SO many great items being offered!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: psoupdesigns on May 11, 2008 07:17:45 PM
this is my first time in this kind of swap...should we have our items ready before the sign up time is over? And when do we post our stuff when it is done?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 11, 2008 08:26:21 PM
Last round there were people that finished their stuff just before the mail by date. If you want to have it done early, great, if not she color codes the list as to who can be shipped to and who is still crafting. Posting pictures of what you will be making or did make helps people with their wish list.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 12, 2008 09:02:24 AM
Okay, I'm officially in, not just lurking! I have a horrible habit of asking questions about swaps and then missing the deadline. Not this time. Hopefully my supplies don't take long to ship and I can get started in the next couple of days.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 14, 2008 11:07:14 AM
I have decided to do cluster earrings.  Here is an example:



I will be using different beads, I found some really pretty ones today.  I am going to attempt to go in 2x but we will see how that works out.  I am going to wait to sign up until I actually make them.  Will post a picture once I am finished!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 14, 2008 11:25:14 AM
Here is a better picture of my circle necklaces...


And all of them together...


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 15, 2008 07:11:10 AM
Wow, there is a lot of nice stuff being offered! I'm seriously considering going in for 10  instead of 5 now. However, there is no way that I will be able to do 10 of the beaded bracelets. So I'm thinking about offering 5 of these: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207590.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207590.0)

I know, it's a little out of season, but fall comes every year! That and I have a ton of worsted weight baby yarn to destash. Is it tacky to offer something made from someone else's pattern on here? And do these seem like a good idea? They would probably be in pink, pink/blue and/or green/blue.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 15, 2008 08:03:42 AM
guineverefree, those scarves are lovely!!  I don't think it's a problem, esp if you give a shout out to the creator of the pattern. 

Ack, there are alot of lovely things being offered.  I may have to go in for 10 myself.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 15, 2008 09:39:35 AM
guineverefree, those scarves are lovely!!  I don't think it's a problem, esp if you give a shout out to the creator of the pattern. 

I agree - those are so pretty!  And I think they would also be perfect for one of those chillier spring days too (do you have them?  We've got'em here in NJ lol!)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 15, 2008 09:49:32 AM
 
Quote
agree - those are so pretty!  And I think they would also be perfect for one of those chillier spring days too (do you have them?  We've got'em here in NJ lol!)

I wish! I live in TN right now (about 4 years here) and I miss seasons! Luckily we are moving further north in a few months so I should have winter this year! (yes, people here think that's crazy....) It's been in the mid to high-70's for weeks.

ETA: I think I may see if I can whip some up quickly before I definately commit, but DH works three evenings this weekend so hopefully it won't be a problem!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 15, 2008 09:59:38 AM
Quote
agree - those are so pretty!  And I think they would also be perfect for one of those chillier spring days too (do you have them?  We've got'em here in NJ lol!)

I wish! I live in TN right now (about 4 years here) and I miss seasons! Luckily we are moving further north in a few months so I should have winter this year! (yes, people here think that's crazy....) It's been in the mid to high-70's for weeks.

you're tired of being warm?  man, my boyfriend and i are planning to move south lol...can't stand the chilly/cold/blustery/frigid...take your pick. 
miami's in the future for us :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: zigg13pra on May 15, 2008 07:38:42 PM
Woot! I'm in, I'll post pics as soon as I get some....


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 17, 2008 09:49:56 AM
going through available fabric - these are the 2 combos I can make of the little handbag - can I make to order depending on the winning partners choice? there is enough of either to make 5 the same.
Blue fine cotton cord

Boden print cotton and plain pink corded cotton. The print is quite big so only a couple of roses each panel of the bag.




Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 17, 2008 10:16:24 AM
Sajona- I think custom stuff is awesome.  I love your fabric options.  (Now I am looking forward to my OWS package from you even more!!  ;D )


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: esmecraftin on May 17, 2008 06:06:36 PM
Here are the two possibilities for my other 5  items , as well as the chokers/anklets I mentioned earlier.
I will decide which one before sign-ups close on Friday, so if anyone has a preference, please comment! Thanks :)

Patchwork drawstring bags - these are about 12 inches square-ish, and will be various colours.



OR...Patchwork covered Notebooks - a standard A6 notebook with removable cover. The real ones will be neater than this example, and I am thinking of putting a little embroidered initial on the front.




What do you think?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 17, 2008 06:52:39 PM
I love that notebook! :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 17, 2008 07:23:10 PM
Sajona, love the first combo!!

esmecraftin, love the patchwork pouches!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 17, 2008 07:41:10 PM
I just realized I never posted pics of my offerings. I'll try and do that tomorrow!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 18, 2008 07:26:54 PM
I love that notebook! :)
ditto!  the notebook is great!

here's a mug cozy i knitted (i will add ribbons to it later for closure and cuteness)


any interest in this?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 18, 2008 07:58:10 PM
I like the mug cozy!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: zigg13pra on May 18, 2008 10:12:22 PM
I like the bag, but... I'm addicted to bags so thats prolly why...


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Lmcbride on May 19, 2008 05:36:47 AM
Ok I'm not really following this thread but I saw the last post on the new pics section and I just have to comment on that rockin' mug cozy! :D  Just last night the family was poking about in craftster and I mentioned how I don't much care for cozies of any type (it's right there in my profile under things I don't like!), I guess I don't really understand the concept I guess...  but anyway after some light badgering by my family I conceded that I actually would like a cozy for my mug that covers the whole thing with a slit for the handle, and even goes over the top of the mug to keep the tea hot, and it would have a little hole that I could drink out of, or even just stick a mate' straw in.  Like maybe the top part would be knit out of plastic or something cause of my sloppy drinking habits, yet be somehow....I dunno, "insulated" to keep the heat in...
So one kid says "that's very clever mom, you're like a genius, you have just invented the TRAVEL MUG, which is a nifty new invention you should really check out some day."
If you have read this far, thanks for indulging me as I reveal how truly strangely my brain works.... ;D ::) 


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 19, 2008 06:09:57 AM
Ok I'm not really following this thread but I saw the last post on the new pics section and I just have to comment on that rockin' mug cozy! :D  Just last night the family was poking about in craftster and I mentioned how I don't much care for cozies of any type (it's right there in my profile under things I don't like!), I guess I don't really understand the concept I guess...  but anyway after some light badgering by my family I conceded that I actually would like a cozy for my mug that covers the whole thing with a slit for the handle, and even goes over the top of the mug to keep the tea hot, and it would have a little hole that I could drink out of, or even just stick a mate' straw in.  Like maybe the top part would be knit out of plastic or something cause of my sloppy drinking habits, yet be somehow....I dunno, "insulated" to keep the heat in...
So one kid says "that's very clever mom, you're like a genius, you have just invented the TRAVEL MUG, which is a nifty new invention you should really check out some day."
If you have read this far, thanks for indulging me as I reveal how truly strangely my brain works.... ;D ::) 

thanks for such kind words!  i am so happy i have created the one and only acceptable cozy for you lmcbride  :)
good job re-inventing the travel mug lol

i'm glad there seems to be an interest in these.  i'm going to go with these cozies then.  i already have 2 completed, so i'll try to churn out the rest soon.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 19, 2008 06:34:11 AM
As the signups draw to a close, I will post a couple pics of the ACTUAL 10 wreaths I will be offering.  I would like to do custom colors, but I just don't know if I have the time or materials. 

Those that put a head wreath on their 'wish list', I have but one simple request....Look at the 10 wreaths I have up, and if you would still like to request a custom color combo, please do, but be advised that I may not be able to fill that request due to lack of time and/or lack of colors.  In this case, please indicate which of the 10 you would like as a 2nd choice.  I will do my best to fill a custom order, but I can't make any promises!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 19, 2008 07:43:04 AM
Ok, I just finished a batch of pendants: What about these? Or do we just have too much jewelry?





Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 19, 2008 07:58:44 AM
Those are lovely Mini!! 


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 19, 2008 08:05:17 AM
yes, mini - those pendants are beautiful!  i especially love the first one with the cherry blossoms (are they?)  really exquisite.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 19, 2008 08:06:14 AM
i love those too mini - would definately go on my wishlist!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 19, 2008 08:10:05 AM
sajona, i love the purses you're offering btw :)  especially with that pink polka dot / rose fabric.  totally adorable.  it will be on my wishlist for sure!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 19, 2008 08:12:44 AM
sajona, i love the purses you're offering btw :)  especially with that pink polka dot / rose fabric.  totally adorable.  it will be on my wishlist for sure!
thanks :) I'm hoping to get at least one made up so you can see the scale etc.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 19, 2008 08:14:00 AM
There is no such thing as too much Jewelry!

On another note, I've had to change my offerings (long story) and will post what I'm doing now once GatorWrangler approves the change!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: doxiemommy on May 19, 2008 08:16:15 AM
Mini those are so pretty! How do you make them! lol


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 19, 2008 08:19:57 AM

On another note, I've had to change my offerings (long story) and will post what I'm doing now once GatorWrangler approves the change!

aww, that's too bad guineverefree- i was really loving those flower scarfs you were thinking to make.  i was going to totally wishlist them :)  but your stuff looks so lovely, i can't wait to see what you've come up with instead!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 19, 2008 08:25:35 AM
Oh, Ok! I'm glad you like them! I have five done already. I can offer three blue & two red.

They are fun to make. You make them like the scrabble tile pendants but these are bigger than scrabble tiles. Mine are 3cm x  4cm.

I don't have those pendant backing things to I had to make a loop with jewelry wire.



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 19, 2008 08:26:11 AM
Actually, the scarves should still be on there! I'm having to change to "portable" crafts due to a change in transportation.....so no bracelets but I'm planning on offering crocheted hats. The scarves will likely be done before sign-ups close but I'm considering offering custom colours on the hats, I just need to raid my stash to figure out all what I have. I'm trying to avoid buying stuff because I have so much I need to use up!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 19, 2008 09:07:12 AM
Actually, the scarves should still be on there! I'm having to change to "portable" crafts due to a change in transportation.....so no bracelets but I'm planning on offering crocheted hats.

well, i guess that's still good news for me :)  too bad about the bracelets, though - they looked pretty cool.  but to be perfectly honest, those scarves are what i'm drooling over. 
i find it so funny that you live in a pretty warm climate, yet you craft scarves and hats  ha!  wishful thinking maybe?  or getting ready for the move up north ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 19, 2008 09:14:33 AM
From looking at the pattern I should have realized that these scarves would retain basically no heat, but for some reason it didn't dawn on me until I was through one of them. They are very thin, for lack of a better word. They could be "summer scarves" if your summer isn't 95 degrees and humid.... ::)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 19, 2008 09:18:11 AM
yeah, they kind of look more decorative than functional.  which is just fine!  i think they'd look especially pretty in a cream color (just saying ;) )


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: purplexime on May 19, 2008 10:14:28 AM
Mini,
I love your pendants.  How did you make them.  They are really lovely!
Thank you for sharing it.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 19, 2008 12:51:44 PM
Mini,
I love your pendants.  How did you make them.  They are really lovely!
Thank you for sharing it.

Oh... Seems I have a reason to make a tutorial?! :)
I'll see if I can do one soon, when I make another batch of these.



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 19, 2008 12:54:00 PM
Yes!!   A tutorial would be lovely mimi!! Yay!  Thank you!!  I can envision making a whole boatload of them for my DD classmates...she's not even in preK yet, but I am already excited thinking of the massive amounts of crafting that I'll get to do.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 19, 2008 06:34:05 PM
So I have finally made up my mind and sent in my questionnaire.  I'm going to be in twice and I'm offering these items:

1)  Colourful Fabric Coasters (set of 4):

             

This is an example of one set - I'll update this message in a few days with all the choices.  They will all be made with cotton fabric and there is no batting in them but once they are folded and sewn, there are actually 5 layers of fabric between the cup and the table so that should be fine.

2)  I've changed my offerings yet again - I just wasn't comfortable offering the 3D ornaments so I going back to tote bags as they seemed to be popular the first 2 times I made them.  I will have pictures of the material I'm using later this week.  They will be about 12" x 12" with long handles.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 20, 2008 08:08:52 AM
OK, here are the 10 head wreaths I am offering in this swap.

Like I asked on a a few posts back, please choose from the 10 available here, as I cannot guarantee I have the colors you may like for a custom-colored one.  If you cannot really decide on one of these and really want one of your choosing, do ask on your wish list but put one of these 10 as a backup choice in case I cannot make it due to lack of supplies or time.  Thanks and enjoy!


ALL 10 wreaths :)  Child size are top 5, adults are the bottom 5.


Closer image of child sizes.


Closer image of adult sizes.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 20, 2008 10:35:49 AM
I am almost finished the business card pouches.  I just need to add snaps & key rings.  Hopefully I will have a photo soon.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 20, 2008 11:46:24 AM
oooooo - child size wreath definately going on my wishlist - my DD would LOVE it!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 20, 2008 11:49:25 AM
So how exactly does this work once sign-ups close? Do we send in a wishlist and our marvelous organizer sends everyone a PM with who they are sending to? Do you PM with color preferences if they give options or......?

I've never done this type of swap before!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 20, 2008 11:54:41 AM
So how exactly does this work once sign-ups close? Do we send in a wishlist and our marvelous organizer sends everyone a PM with who they are sending to? Do you PM with color preferences if they give options or......?

I've never done this type of swap before!

You will send a list of your top picks to Gatorwrangler.  She will tell us the due date for the lists to be sent to her.  She matches you up with as many items on your list as she can, but you probably will not get every item on your list.   She does a great job though and you usually get a lot of them.  :)

She will make a post in the thread a list of items you will be receiving.  Usually it is a list of all the items you will get and also a list of all the people you are sending your things to. 

The people you are matched up with if there are color choices usually send out a PM to their receivers for their top color choices. 



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 20, 2008 11:56:46 AM
There are so many lovely things this round!  I am going to have a very hard time putting my list together.   :) 


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 20, 2008 12:03:15 PM
Thanks! I figured it was something of that sort but just wanted to confirm.

I also understand about the touch choices.....so many great things!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 20, 2008 12:11:02 PM
Love the coasters and the head wreaths!!   Can't wait to see your Durango hats guineverefree!! It is going to be hard to choose.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 20, 2008 02:39:22 PM
atsuko, there is a pink rose child size one in there...I hope you end up with it cuz I know that is one of your wishes :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 20, 2008 04:33:47 PM
I hope so too TheSapphireMoon!!  When I saw it I squealed aloud.  I hope I can get it!!  It really would be perfect for Lana's Ren Fest outfit.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 21, 2008 08:13:06 AM
So I edited  my 1st post to add pics of the earrings I will be offering.  You can see them here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243838.msg2693769#msg2693769


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on May 21, 2008 08:22:28 AM
Those are really lovely klum78!!

The temptation to do 10 items is killing me.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 21, 2008 02:21:31 PM
These are the Colourful Fabric Coasters I'm offering - they are 4" square and made from cotton fabric - you can pick from:

                Blue/Green                                       Flowers
     

                Pink                                                 Veggies
   

                         Fruits & Veggies
           


AND

The tote bags (12x12) with long handles (which are tucked under the bags in the picture):

              

1)  Green
2)  Ocean plants
3)  Debbie Mumm seed packs
4)  White with red hearts
5)  Purple with yellow splats


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 21, 2008 05:58:44 PM
What to pick, what to pick....too many nice things! ;D

I will be posting pics, hopefully, first thing tomorrow morning. I have most of the scarves done but only one hat because I will post colour combinations so people can choose!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 21, 2008 07:59:43 PM
There are two more days to signups.  Signups will close Friday, May 23rd at midnight Eastern time.

To those who are new, everyone can submit a top picks list.  A top picks list is a list of your favorite items that other people are offering.  If you are offering 5 items, then you can send me a list of your 6 favorite items.  If you are offering 10 items, then you can send me a list of your 11 favorite items.  I use these top picks lists to match people with the items they want as best as possible.

The top picks lists are due to me by Sunday, May 25th at midnight Eastern.  I cannot accept them any later because I like to start matching people up at that point.  You are allowed to submit top picks lists early, but please try to only send one top picks list.

Let me know if there are any questions.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 21, 2008 09:12:45 PM
I just hope that everyone has pictures posted soon - it's way easier to make your picks when you can see the item.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on May 22, 2008 01:47:35 AM
I just joined. I'll be going in twice. One will be a a set of 4 beaded stretchy bracelets, and the other will be a crocheted spring green headband with a detachable flower pin. I'll put up pics tomorrow.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 22, 2008 02:50:39 AM
hi everyone I have sent in my pm to join.

I have had a busy couple of weeks so no sewing got done, as i am working on costumes for my daughter, but I did some beading and I am offering a pretty beaded metal shepherd hook bookmark, I have made 10 altogether.They turned out great.

I am offering a set of  5 silver and a second set of 5 gold  for people to choose from.
Uploading pic soon. just downloading off camera etc.
back soon
cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 22, 2008 04:06:47 AM
Okay, here are some pictures.

Here are three of the five flower scarves, the fourth one is a baby pink, but I left it at work by accident. The fifth one is going to be the raspberry colour that the hat in the next picture is. The top on is a blue/pink and the next is a green/yellow.

This is the hat I'm offering. It's not a very long hat but covers around the tops of the ears. It will fit your average sized head, but if you think your fit might be a problem, let me know and I can make it a little larger.

Oh and it's supposed to have buttons that I haven't bought yet but here is the link to the pattern so you can see a finished product. http://www.yarncat.com/Durango.html (http://www.yarncat.com/Durango.html)

Finally, here are the colour combinations I'm offering for the hat. Sorry about the crappy looking balls of yarn, some of this was already packed for our move across country that dramatically fell apart a few days ago...sorry, trying not to be bitter.



Your options are
Raspberry/pink
Dark blue/baby blue
Orange/black
Pink/black
and red/black

If you really want another combination you see there like raspberry/blue, or pink/blue I can probably make that work. Also, if you end up a scarf and a hat on on your receiving list, I'm not opposed to making a matching scarf instead of sending you an existing one. I like matching sets, so I understand  ;D. Also, this is an allergen free home because my husband is allergic to basically the entire outside world and half the inside. Some of the yarn I used for these is a little scratchy but will soften up with washing.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 22, 2008 08:00:20 AM
I just joined. I'll be going in twice. One will be a a set of 4 beaded stretchy bracelets, and the other will be a crocheted spring green headband with a detachable flower pin. I'll put up pics tomorrow.
these sound interesting - can't wait to see!!  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 22, 2008 07:37:19 PM
 My official offerings:

#1 Mini polymer clay cupcakes. A jump ring and a couple of layers of clear coat will be added before shipping. You will be receiving THREE cupcake charms. One will be the purple with glitter frosting and the other two will be your custom color of choice.


#2 Resin pendants with multi colored sequins in them. A jump ring will be added before shipping.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 22, 2008 07:41:22 PM
LOVE the sequin pendants!!!  :D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: psoupdesigns on May 22, 2008 07:57:24 PM
Nikkidear- will the crochet headbands be child size? I really want one for my daughter who is 6 months old...

and I love the flower scarves and those cute little cupcakes! The list is going to be hard!

I will post pics of my offerings by tomorrow evening.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 22, 2008 09:14:04 PM
love love love those cupcakes!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 23, 2008 01:54:36 AM
oops! I almost forgot to sign up!! Eeek!
But I just hit the dead line (I hope!)
Time has been a bit short these days, so I only signed up for 1 set. I'll do the lampwork earrings next time/when I get more time.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 23, 2008 03:33:49 AM
Pictures of the bookmarks I am offering.
I will need people to give me a few choices for top picks. hope i can please everyone.

set 1 beaded gold bookmarks


set 2 beaded silver bookmarks


hope you all like them.
hugs cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: esmecraftin on May 23, 2008 07:26:53 AM
Those bookmarks look fabulous, cyndiq! Also mini's pendants, the dangly earrings, the flower scarves...
So many lovely items this round :)

Well thanks for your input on my items, it looked like 2 votes for each, so I'm going with the notebooks this time (The bags might turn up next round).

So, A6 notebooks with removable patchwork cover - they will be all random colours, but I'll put a cross-stitched initial of your choice on the front. I'll post another pic. later.





Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 23, 2008 08:10:28 AM
I'm a note book addict. And note books need bookmarks. ;)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (signups til May 23)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 23, 2008 08:50:09 AM
Just a reminder that today is the last day to signup.  And if possible please post pictures of your items if you haven't.  Top picks lists are due by May 25th at midnight eastern.

I also figured I should explain the "green system" to newbies.  When you are finished crafting all your items and are ready to ship, pm me and I will mark you as green on the list on the first page.  Anyone at anytime can ship to their partners who are green even if they are not green yet (once they are given their partners) but you can't ship to those who aren't green.  This is to avoid flakers getting all the great things without sending anything.

Delivery confirmation numbers are not required in this swap, but keep your receipt.  If your package doesn't get there but you have your receipt we can get an angel for you.

And you MUST pm me everytime you send and receive an item.

as always, let me know if there are questions. :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 23, 2008 12:58:34 PM
I've updated my message on Page 20 to show the bags I'm offering - didn't think I would get them done before signups end, but I did - talk about a Sweat Shoppe in my house the last two days!!   Where's that sweating icon?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 23, 2008 01:00:04 PM
I have a question. Most people are offering several different colours, are we supposed to specify what colours we would prefer, if any? Or is that more random?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 23, 2008 01:08:58 PM
Do not send you color choices to me in your top picks.  When your partner sends you a pm, they may ask for your color choice and you would tell them then.  Some let people customize, but some have first come first serve.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 23, 2008 02:07:56 PM
I am updating my post in my offering. For the cupcake charms you will be receiving THREE cupcake charms. One will be the purple that you see and the other two will be whatever custom colors you want.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: psoupdesigns on May 23, 2008 03:00:34 PM
here are my items...

5 Felt Poppy Headbands (I still have to add the center of the flowers, so it looks a bit plain right now). Grey felt with red fabric on the other side. Poppy is red felt with a green felt leaf. Has elastic in the back so it should fit any size head.






<br><br>
Note Cards, Set of 4 with matching envelopes:

Friendship


Birthday


Thank You


Leaves


Misc.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 23, 2008 03:17:12 PM
I love those headbands!!!!  And I am always needing notecards...

Oh, and Gatorwrangler, does it make it more likely that we will get our first picks if we send in our top picks list early?  Like if 6 people all have something as their #1, the people who get it will be the ones to send in their lists first?  I have always wondered if I should send in my list ASAP or wait a bit until people post pics.  Thanks!



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 23, 2008 03:18:02 PM
gorgeous headband and cards, i love 3d cards, I am so addicted to making them.

i love the notebook so hope you can make one in purples  ::)  ;) hint hint

glad you like the bookmarks, they were fun to make and got my beading started up again, must use up stashes of beads, they are overflowing, but than again so is everything! haha

gator i am green! ready to post!

hugs cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 23, 2008 04:37:16 PM
Oh, and Gatorwrangler, does it make it more likely that we will get our first picks if we send in our top picks list early?  Like if 6 people all have something as their #1, the people who get it will be the ones to send in their lists first?  I have always wondered if I should send in my list ASAP or wait a bit until people post pics.  Thanks!

It makes no difference when you send it in as long as you send it in before the deadline.  When you send it has nothing to do with the way I match people up.  I basically have everyone's name and offering and I put the people who want that item under it.  Like this:

Susan - 5 necklaces
1 kelly
1 colleen
3 mary
3b sarah
2 jessica
4 cara

the numbers are what number they had the item on their top picks list.  The 3b means a person offering 10 items listed the necklace as number 6. All the others are offering 5 items.  Since there are 6 people and only 5 necklaces, one person would not be able to get it.  Just by looking at it, Cara would not get it because she has it listed 4th, but if for instance Sarah already got her 1-3a favorite choices, and Cara only got 1 and 3 because 2 was so popular and everyone else listed it as number 1, then Cara might get the necklace instead of Sarah.  It's more complicated than all that, but that's the basis.  I try to give people as many top picks as possible.  And I don't start the matching up until after the top picks deadline.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 23, 2008 07:37:49 PM
Man,  I knew this swap was confusing to organise but I feel for you even more now!  Just reading all that made my head hurt.   ;D  Thanks for doing all this hard work for us!  I really love this swap. 


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: kidcompassion on May 23, 2008 10:54:05 PM
i'm so, so, SO sorry it has taken me so long to post a picture of my offering.  i'm knitting five hats, big loose casual ones. i've been waiting to get my camera back, but no luck, so here are some not so hot cell phone camera pictures.  i'm making them in various styles (some with cabled, some ribbed). here's one of the cabled ones so you get the idea.






Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on May 24, 2008 03:05:15 AM
Here are my offering images

The first one is an example of the beaded bracelet sets. I will be making 4 bracelets of coordinating colors like this set in purple/white...


I am thinking the colors will be purple/white, pink/white or pink/black, green, or red.

And here is a close up of the crocheted spring green headband with detachable flower pin...


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on May 24, 2008 03:27:16 AM
psoupdesigns- I can try to make a child size version for you, these tie in the back so I would need to know if that is ok, or the size of your child's head (so I can make a closed round version), since they have next to no stretch in them.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: psoupdesigns on May 24, 2008 08:22:51 AM
psoupdesigns- I can try to make a child size version for you, these tie in the back so I would need to know if that is ok, or the size of your child's head (so I can make a closed round version), since they have next to no stretch in them.


Ties would be fine, then both of my girls can wear it. I love your bracelets too, so cute!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on May 24, 2008 11:44:44 AM
Edited my first post to show the color combos of what I'm offering!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243838.msg2705406#msg2705406


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 24, 2008 01:01:15 PM
Oh I'm glad you did, the #1 (bluish/purply) mini felt purse is my very first choice on my list.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 24, 2008 01:05:43 PM
Just a reminder, when you send your top picks please do not write what color options, etc you want.  Only a numbered list with the item and the person offering the item.  After partners are assigned, the person offering will pm their partner with option choices.  Thanks! :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 24, 2008 03:46:01 PM
Oh crud, the top couple of things I want are color specific. It's ok, I'll be happy receiving anything that's been listed.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on May 24, 2008 04:43:59 PM
I'm glad u like it dreambelle!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 24, 2008 06:09:49 PM
Just a reminder, when you send your top picks please do not write what color options, etc you want.  Only a numbered list with the item and the person offering the item.  After partners are assigned, the person offering will pm their partner with option choices.  Thanks! :)

OOOPPPS....that reply is about me for sure!  LOL!  Sorry about that!  Hope I get great things from my list!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 24, 2008 06:54:15 PM
A few people sent them.  But if I were to take choices, it would just get way too complicated.  :-\

I have about 1/2 of the top picks lists in.  I'll either start assigning partners when I get all the lists, or at Sunday the 25th at midnight. Whichever one comes first :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 24, 2008 11:26:50 PM
Well I am really late in posting photos.  But here they are anyway.  All the business card pouches are the same.  It has a loop to add to your keyring if you want.  I just need to add snaps to them.
The headband will be different fabrics.  I am working on them this weekend and I can post photos of the finished ones soon.








Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 25, 2008 04:56:06 AM
Hi! Ok, I've sent in my list & I'm ready to send.  I really like this swap! :D
There is always such lovely things.

Also, I'm ready to send. When you get your list, do let me know if you want red or blue paper for your pendant.
Thank everyone in advance!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 25, 2008 06:42:54 AM
Now that I think about that, yes I see how it could :)  I think I was more for me putting down color choices, then didn't think about it when I sent it.  Oh, well!  We will see how it all turns out for me and my choices.

So...if we end up not getting all our items on the top picks list....how are the 'non-top items' chosen to fill their places?  Or, is it just a random surprise?


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 25, 2008 06:44:26 AM
ktlady, I LOVE those business card pouches!  I totally put one on my list, but had to put it near the bottom cuz your pics weren't up when I sent :(  Bummer...I hope I get lucky enough to get one!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 25, 2008 07:13:05 AM
I've sent my list in, but I am making the bags when I get the colour choices - so please say whether you want blue or pink colourway when you contact me :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 25, 2008 11:25:49 AM
I match everyone up by their top picks as best as possible but there are usually some random surprises for people. :)

and we only have two more people who I need to get top picks from by midnight tonight and then I'll start matching.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 25, 2008 02:38:42 PM
OOOOHHHH....only 2 :)  Wonderful!  I just got my bubble mailers the other day, so I am ready to go!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 25, 2008 11:40:17 PM
here's the list of items received. If anyone notices ANY errors, like receiving too many/few items, receiving your own item, etc, please pm me right away.  Also, do not pm your partners until I give the go ahead in case there are any errors.

atsuko - Little cute handbags, Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (child size), Daisy Chain scarves, Durango Hats, knitted/crocheted hats

Avesthel - business card pouches, sequin resin pendant, cluster earrings, note cards, fabric coasters, crocheted scrunchies, cyndiq's bookmark, Circle necklaces, Swirl Pendant Necklace, Loopy Ladders

ccswch - Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (adult size), inverse aura pendants, felted purses, Wire book thongs, Note Cards, cluster earrings, beaded metal book marks, Swirl Pendant Necklace, Set of two scrunchies, stretchy beaded bracelet sets

cyndiq - tote, patchwork notebooks, business card wallet, coasters, headband by ktlady, kidcompassion hat, crochet scrunchie, Old timey postcards set of 10, crocheted spring headband with detachable flower, Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (adult size)

dragonslair - inverse aura pendants, Circle necklaces, Business Card Pouches, Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (adult size), psoupdesigns' Fabric Headbands, Durango Hats, Fabric Coasters, Swirl Pendant Necklace, Resin pendants with multi colored sequins, crocheted spring headband with detachable flower

Dreambelle - felt purse, Chainmail inverse aura pendant, Circle necklace, cluster earrings, tote bag, loopy ladder, hemp bead braided necklace, Swirl Pendant Necklace, Set of two scrunchies, crocheted spring headband with detachable flower

esmecraftin - Tote bag, zipper pouch, cupcake charms, scrunchies, beaded bookmark, circle necklace, old timey postcards, wire book thongs, Swirl Pendant Necklace, knitted mug cozies

GatorWrangler - Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (adult size), Little cute handbags, Daisy Chain scarves, Patchwork Notebooks, Fabric Headbands, crocheted spring headband with detachable flower, felted purses, stretchy beaded bracelet sets, Durango Hats, ktlady's Fabric Headbands

guineverefree - Felted handbags, Mini purple cupcakes, Swirl Pendant necklace, Inverse Aura Pendants, Cluster Earrings, Knitted/Crocheted hats, Circle Necklaces, Knitted Mug cozies, tote bag, Set of two scrunchies

Homerof2 - little cute handbag, notecards, old timey postcards, zippered pouch, loopy ladders, single beaded metal bookmark, cluster earrings, inverse aura pendant, hemp bead braided necklace, Wire book thongs

kidcompassion - single beaded metal book marks, Mini polymer clay purple cupcakes (set of 3), Swirl Pendant Necklace, psoupdesigns' Fabric Headbands, Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (child size)

klum78 - cute little handbags, glazed Japanese Paper pendant, Child sized flower head wreath, zippered pouches, knitted/crocheted hat, psoupdesigns' fabric headband, durango hat, ktlady's fabric headband, Set of two scrunchies, Wire book thongs

ktlady - Glazed Japanese Paper Pendants, knitted mug cozies, Patchwork Notebooks, felted purses, stretchy beaded bracelet sets, note cards, inverse aura pendants, Mini polymer clay purple cupcakes (set of 3), cluster earrings, single beaded metal book marks

mini - Patchwork Notebooks, Business Card Pouches, single beaded metal book marks, Circle necklaces, knitted mug cozies

Nikkidear - Circle Necklace, Glazed Japanese Paper Pendant, tote bag, Daisy Chain scarf, Old timey postcard set of 10, zippered pouch, inverse aura pendant, ktlady's Fabric Headbands, hemp bead braided necklace, Resin pendants with multi colored sequins

psoupdesigns - Flower scarf, Glazed Japanese Paper Pendants, crochet headband w/flower, cluster earings, Business Card Pouch, mug cozy, Nikkidear Bracelet Set, Swirl Pendant Necklace, Set of two scrunchies, Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths

sajona - Child size flower headdress, mini's Pendant, Inverse aura pendant, Circle necklace, kid compassion's Hat

sugaree - patchwork notebook, little cute handbag, psoupdesigns' fabric headband, daisy chain scarf, beaded metal bookmark

TheSapphireMoon - chainmail pendant, cyndiq's bookmark, coasters, loopy ladder, klum78 earrings, zippered pouch, Swirl Pendant Necklace, Resin pendants with multi colored sequins, hemp bead braided necklace, Circle necklaces

vecr81 - single beaded metal book marks, cluster earrings, Colorful Fabric Coasters, Mini polymer clay purple cupcakes (set of 3), inverse aura pendants, note cards, Wire book thongs (sets of 2), ktlady's Fabric Headbands, Set of two scrunchies, hemp bead braided necklace

zigg13pra - Swirl Pendant Necklace, Set of two scrunchies, Resin pendants with multi colored sequins, Loopy Ladders, Circle necklaces, Fun Festival Flower Head Wreaths (child size), stretchy beaded bracelet sets, Old timey postcards set of 10, Durango Hats, cluster earrings


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 25, 2008 11:50:57 PM
I've been online all evening/night, it's almost 3am and I noticed you've been on Craftster for AT LEAST 3 1/2 hours. GOOD JOB ORGANIZER!!!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 26, 2008 12:26:04 AM
here's the link to the gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248133.0

The list there is setup for who is sending to who.  Please look over that list, too, to make sure there are no mistakes.  The lists should be exactly the same, just setup differently.

And like I said, please do not pm partners yet in case there are errors.  Since it's 3:30am here I'm signing off and will be on later and I'll see about any errors then and then I'll let people know when it's time to start pming.

I really hope people like how I matched things up. :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 26, 2008 12:35:06 AM
So I finished up two more pairs.  Here is what I have finished so far:




So once the list is finalized, please e-mail me with your color preference.  I have two of each color available, but keep in mind that you may not get the one pictured.  They are all slightly different, length varies because of the types of chain I am using is different but all have the same number of beads.  Also, I am only using the bigger beads on the still strung ones.  There are no seed beads on the earrings.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 26, 2008 02:25:22 AM
wonderful thanks so much gatorwrangler for organizing, i am so excited, wonderful things on my list!!
will pm everyone soon for addy's and preferences.
hugs cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 26, 2008 04:39:06 AM
mine looks fine - and I got the headdress - hooray!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on May 26, 2008 07:05:38 AM
Looks great to me, thank you so much for all the work!!!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on May 26, 2008 08:19:45 AM
GW! thanks so much for all your work! You really do work hard for this swap & we <3 you for it!!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 26, 2008 09:20:07 AM
GW! thanks so much for all your work! You really do work hard for this swap & we <3 you for it!!!
agreed!  all this matchy -matchy looks like it was tough.  thanks for your hard work.  you did  a great job!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 26, 2008 09:32:20 AM
I have been getting PMs from those whose items I will be receiving...so, is it now OK for me to send mine out too I wonder??

I have 10 total people for 5 child size and 5 adult size wreaths, so my number is correct on that....

I will wait until a little later in the day to PM people, hopefully GatorWrangler gets back online soon and responds to my PM.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 26, 2008 09:34:38 AM
I have been getting PMs from those whose items I will be receiving...so, is it now OK for me to send mine out too I wonder??

I think we are all getting impatient!  I've received a few PMs already but I haven't sent out my own yet, just in case!  The last round I was in, there were some changes made to the list so I figure it's better safe than sorry!  But, I do hope we get the go ahead soon.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on May 26, 2008 09:35:25 AM
Yeah, some of us are naughty and do not follow directions well..  ;)  (I am talking about myself here.)  


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 26, 2008 11:20:21 AM
YOU MAY ALL START PMING YOUR PARTNERS NOW!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

and thanks to everyone who waited.  and I forgive those who didn't  ;)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 26, 2008 12:20:43 PM
woo-hoo pm'd!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on May 26, 2008 12:25:29 PM
Thank you Gatorwrangler for all your hard work!  :)  And I'm thrilled with everything on my list!   ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: esmecraftin on May 26, 2008 02:33:05 PM
Yay! Thanks GatorWrangler for your brilliant organising! I love everything on the list, and I hope everyone who has won my items will be pleased with them :D
Off to PM people now!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 26, 2008 04:26:11 PM
exciting i sent my pms and heard back from 9 people already! so i will be super organized this round, just have to match up people to bookmakrs and  I  am thinking up  little suprises i can add in, as i do love to send suprises.
thanks everyone who is crafting for me.  hugs cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 26, 2008 08:29:28 PM
Now that everyone has partners, I wanted to remind everyone about the "green" system.  When you are done crafting all your items, pm me and I will mark you green on the front page of this thread in the second post.  You can ship your item at any times to any of your partners who are green.  You do not have to be green yourself to send to your green partners. But do not send to any partner who is not green!  And remember to pm me every time you send and when you receive.  And the date for everyone to have everything sent out by is June 13th.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 26, 2008 08:56:08 PM
OK, so several people I need to send to are BLUE with shop links only....does that mean they are not 'green'?  MY name is green AND linked....so that is what people with shops should look like when they are 'green' with a shop link...just like my name?  Just want to get this right before I go sending out to people and messing it up!  LOL!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 26, 2008 09:08:09 PM
Anyone who is finished crafting is green, even if they have a shop link.  The blue ones are those with shops who are not finished crafting. Those who are done crafting and who have a shop link will look like yours, where they are green but they have a link.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 26, 2008 09:10:10 PM
Rock on.  I just wanted to make sure I was not some odd-ball oddity or something :)  Well....I AM, but...yeah....I'll shut up now!  LOL!  I will wait on sending the others and get out the ones that are ready.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on May 27, 2008 09:19:48 AM
Just finished the first blue bag



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 27, 2008 10:19:47 AM
Oh beautiful and to think, I get one  ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Homerof2 on May 27, 2008 10:26:41 AM
I sent my first packages today!  Let the fun being  ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 27, 2008 10:37:22 AM
that looks really cute.  i especially love the little bow detail.  adorable!  now i really can't wait to get mine :D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: esmecraftin on May 27, 2008 04:50:25 PM
I have finally sorted out my covered notebooks! they started off being random multi-colours, but I tried making them in one colour and it works well (so thanks for that idea, cyndiq! )




These are pink/blue; brown; multi (with a fancy initial just for example) and some unfinished ones in green and blue. I have also started ones in red, black/grey and pink - You can choose one of these colours or suggest any other if you like :)
I will use a simpler lettering style that shows up better to add your choice of one or two initials, or even a name, on the front.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on May 27, 2008 06:07:07 PM
Here is a photo of the fabrics for the headbands



If you are getting one of these please send me your top 3 choices.
Thanks


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on May 31, 2008 04:07:03 AM
Yeah, I'm done and green! I think everyone is getting their top options from me, with one exception...sorry, first come first serve. I'm way too excited about sending and receiving....


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 31, 2008 05:48:09 AM
I would have mailed my green people last week, but I had to pay a ticket and that wiped out all my reserve cash :(  My eBay items have ended now, and I have been paid for many of them so will definitely get all my greens out on Tuesday with my other packages.

So....what if by the last day of sendouts, for WHATEVER reason, some of the people we are to send to are NOT green???  Do I send anyway???


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 31, 2008 06:23:13 AM
hi TheSaphireMOon,
dont send unless they are green. we only send to people who are finished crafting, communicating to gatorwrangler, who than makes them green on the list. its a safety net really.
we have occasionally had people disappear from similar swaps, its rare but this system just helps avoid sending to people who get to busy to finish the swap and drop out off the radar. than gatorwrangler organizes to send to others instead if that happens.

i am sure everyone will be green soon.

i will package up mine tomorrow, i have been busy working this week.

hugs cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 31, 2008 08:14:42 AM
OK, great :)  Just wanted to make sure...I don't want to get penalized for not sending because that person was not green and ready, KWIM?  I would rather know I sent all 10 of my items, even if to a non-green person, than be stuck sitting on some that did not go out by the send date because those names never went green and take the risk of not getting an item in return or something.  I will just wait then and hope everyone is green by 6/13, as they very well should be :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 31, 2008 08:25:55 AM
If a person isn't green, you will never be penalized for sending late. I'm hoping the remaining 8 will be green soon enough, although we do still have 13 days until sendouts.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 31, 2008 10:51:43 AM
Yeah, I know there is still a good bit of time...I am just getting ahead of myself in worries I guess :)  I also just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be in the wrong on not sending, or if I WOULD BE if I DID sent to non-green people.  I have not been part of a SSS before, so I am still gettin' all the details down so I know for the next round...cuz this was SO fun I will TOTALLY be back in here again!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on May 31, 2008 12:48:16 PM
Yay! I'm green!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on May 31, 2008 01:23:18 PM
so close to being green...just have 1 and a half more cozies to make (green ones in fact!)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on May 31, 2008 02:46:22 PM
I'm a little over 1/2 done, but I have a paper and finals due Monday and Tuesday. I have 1 bracelet set totally done, 3 half done, and the headbands just need ties and the flowers to be buttoned and glued to backing. So I'll be ready to send by next friday the latest. I didn't start crafting until I received everyone color preference, this way it was more personal.



Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on May 31, 2008 03:07:35 PM
I have sent to my greenies. 7 out of my 10 people. :)

If a flaker had offered 5 items, I will rearrange everything and then the 5 people who were supposed to send to the flaker will instead send to one of the 5 people who were supposed to receive from the flaker.  And if someone you sent to does flake, you are still expected to send the item you made for them to someone else.  Some people send to their partners who are not green.  They do not get penalized, but we don't like it because flakers will get nice gifts and they will also still expected to send out another item to one of the people who got flaked on.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 31, 2008 06:33:26 PM
Ah, I understand :)  I hope we don't end up with any flakers!  All of my partners HAVE responded to me...so I would hope that means they are just busy creating their items and that is why they are not all green yet.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on May 31, 2008 08:51:57 PM
I am working on my packaging later today. I had planned to get it done thursday but my day didnt work out well.

I got tied up with work and kids activities last few days.

I am madly decorating a tutu for my daughter's ballet solo in the Cairns Esteddfod  later this month, its my first time "pancaking" a tutu which is a challenge, I have to neatly sew all the layers together so they are stiff and flat and sewn  onto a steel ring i had to get welded and  covered that with matching plastic tubing so you didnt see the yucky metal. anyhow lots of sequins and roses to sew on so I am doing that today.

hugs all cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 01, 2008 06:17:37 AM
WOW, that sounds like one helluva task, cyndi.  Would love to see pics of that when you have it done, it sounds beautiful.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on June 01, 2008 06:59:05 AM
WOW, that sounds like one helluva task, cyndi.  Would love to see pics of that when you have it done, it sounds beautiful.
  ITA - I would love to see photos too!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on June 01, 2008 06:59:36 AM
I finished crafting & am getting ready to package and send to my greens this week!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on June 01, 2008 12:07:22 PM
whew!  just finished!  pm'ing gatorwrangler now to turn green :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sajona on June 01, 2008 12:11:25 PM
whew!  just finished!  pm'ing gatorwrangler now to turn green :)
oh good :) I just have yours and klum78's parcels waiting now - I can add yours to the post office pile for tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on June 01, 2008 12:14:54 PM
yipee!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on June 01, 2008 12:23:25 PM
Quote
oh good  I just have yours and klum78's parcels waiting now - I can add yours to the post office pile for tomorrow

Since no DC's are required, I'm going to do the unthinkable and weigh my packages at home to get rid of my stupid 37cent stamps that I found hiding in the bottom of a pile on my desk! Seems simple enough: weigh, add stamps, stuff in my mail box for postal woman to pick up... for some reason, I'm terrified I'm going to mess it up and they are all going to come back to me. go figure.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on June 01, 2008 01:11:37 PM
***I still need addresses for dragonslair and zigg13pra, please pm me!***


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on June 01, 2008 01:59:35 PM
Quote
Since no DC's are required, I'm going to do the unthinkable and weigh my packages at home to get rid of my stupid 37cent stamps that I found hiding in the bottom of a pile on my desk! Seems simple enough: weigh, add stamps, stuff in my mail box for postal woman to pick up... for some reason, I'm terrified I'm going to mess it up and they are all going to come back to me. go figure.

i'm sure it'll be fine.  you are an intelligent woman who can surely read a scale and then apply the appropriately numbered stickers to the packages :)  i bet your post-woman will be impressed.
good luck!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on June 01, 2008 03:37:34 PM
Yeah, everyone will know that the packages with 16 stamps loosely arranged will be from me! Okay, probably not quite 16 stamps but I haven't calculatd the postage yet so you never know!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on June 01, 2008 03:58:31 PM
DragonSlair, Gatorwrangler, Sugaree, and Psoupdesigns packages have been sent. Would have been more but I need to find that other sheet of stamps! My mail lady is going to hate me..... ;) and the most number of stamps used was 7.  ::)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on June 01, 2008 05:47:58 PM
lol....you sure 7 was enough??  j/k
i'll congratulate you on your good postage-calculating/stamp-applying job when the package arrives  ;D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on June 01, 2008 10:17:45 PM
oh good :) I just have yours and klum78's parcels waiting now - I can add yours to the post office pile for tomorrow :)

I am crafting away, but I will def be taking the whole time to finish up.  10 pairs of earrings takes longer than I anticipated.  That and things have just been super busy around here.  Haven't had a ton of free time to work on them.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on June 02, 2008 06:19:33 AM
I was all ready to pack up everything so I can hit the post office in the AM. Turns out I'm out of padded envelopes  AGAIN!! Who keeps stealing my envelops? Will have to send on Wednesday. Sorry girls!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 02, 2008 07:32:35 AM
I have all my greens packed and ready to send.  They will go out on Tuesday.  I know DC was NOT required, but I have it on all my items anyway...except the international ones, but I ALWAYS save my receipts for those.  I will PM the DC numbers in one PM to all swappers that are green tonight or tomorrow.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 04, 2008 08:16:24 AM
Sent to my greens...PMed all with DC information.  You all should see your head wreaths soon!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on June 04, 2008 05:05:55 PM
i just sent to guineverfree, ktlady, mini, and psoupdesigns!  just waiting for esmecraftin to become green.....


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on June 08, 2008 10:47:36 AM
There are 5 days until sendouts and we are still waiting for 5 people to turn green. So please let me know as soon as you are finished crafting and ready to send. :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on June 09, 2008 08:41:29 AM
and also, everyone needs to pm me everytime they receive an item so I can mark it off. Thanks. :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 10, 2008 10:27:32 AM
Only a few days left until sendouts...and I still cannot send to the last 3 people as they have not turned green yet :(  If you folks are done crafting, and have not told GatorWrangler yet, PLEASSSSSEEEE tell her so she can update your status!  Hope everyone makes it into the green on time, if they have not already done so :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on June 10, 2008 11:47:37 AM
Me too - I am just waiting on 3 to send out.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on June 10, 2008 01:48:18 PM
Greetings,
Just wanted to give you all a little update. Finals have hit hard this quarter, and it has delayed my crafting. I have my last final tonight, so I will be done crafting tomorrow. Sorry for the delay folks.

-N


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on June 10, 2008 03:16:56 PM
Sorry guys, I know I am one of the non-greens that everyone is waiting on.  I have 3 pairs of earrings left to finish so I will def. be done on time, but not early.  (As a mom to an infant and a 4yo, my crafting is limited to naptime in the afternoon.)  Y'all will just have to wait until Friday to be able to ship out to me.   ;)

I did get 4 pairs shipped out already though.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on June 11, 2008 12:59:04 PM
I am all done crafting and will be sending out today! All those receiving from me expect messages in a few hours with DC#'s. Thanks.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: dragonslair on June 11, 2008 12:59:13 PM
Waiting to ship all at once save the gas money


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: sugaree on June 11, 2008 05:16:06 PM
i've just shipped to my last partner (esmecraftin) today.  whoo!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on June 11, 2008 05:27:09 PM
I am almost done! I am just waiting on one person to contact me and on my needles to come home from walmart. Then I will decide if I need to make another pouch or not and my buttons will be sewn then I will be finished! Whew!

Hey, just curious, but I had some trouble deciding on what to give who because everyone liked the same color choices! I contemplated making more than one of the popular color but I couldn't because I couldn't find the same materials. Did anyone else have the same problem? FYI, I think I was able to give everyone their top or second choice. If everything goes right, I should be able to send out the first batch tonight or tomorrow!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Nikkidear on June 11, 2008 07:55:57 PM
I shipped out to everyone all at once today. Saved on gas.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on June 11, 2008 08:26:18 PM
Hey, just curious, but I had some trouble deciding on what to give who because everyone liked the same color choices! I contemplated making more than one of the popular color but I couldn't because I couldn't find the same materials. Did anyone else have the same problem?

I had the same problem.  I gave people their choices in order of received PMs.  For example if Sue, Jessie and Mary all wanted a purple pair of earrings, I would check and see which two PM'd me first.  It was hard though because some people only gave me one color choice and if they were one of the last to PM me, their color choice was gone.  It was much easier if people gave me their top two or three. 

What does everyone else do?  This was the most fair way that  I could figure out.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on June 11, 2008 09:06:21 PM
I do the same thing: first come, first serve.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on June 12, 2008 12:03:55 AM
I do the same thing: first come, first serve.

Your explanation was way more concise!   :D


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: guineverefree on June 12, 2008 04:43:21 AM
I've sent Nikkidear's and Atsuko's. 8 down, 2 to go...


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on June 12, 2008 08:52:48 AM
all my bookmarks are stamped and ready to post first thing this morning.
hope you all enjoy them.
cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 12, 2008 11:55:53 AM
YAY!  Can't wait for my bookmark :)

klum78, have everyone's earrings gone out?  There has been one person that posted they received theirs already...


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on June 12, 2008 12:08:22 PM
I've sent Nikkidear's and Atsuko's. 8 down, 2 to go...

Yay!!  I can't wait!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ccswch on June 12, 2008 01:05:52 PM
My earrings came today and I'll post pictures tonight!!!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: greybird on June 12, 2008 02:51:47 PM
klum78, have everyone's earrings gone out?  There has been one person that posted they received theirs already...

If you look at the first post in the gallery it will show who has been sent to or not thus far from each person.   If she's sent yours then your name will be green.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on June 12, 2008 03:42:16 PM
everyone is green now except zigg13pra and kidcompassion.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 12, 2008 03:43:02 PM
Oh yeah!  I forgot about that section...I have been religiously checking the list of everyone's names and offerings as I have 3 wreaths yet to send out and two of those 3 have not turned green yet :(  Thanks, and I'll check it out!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on June 12, 2008 08:24:23 PM
Whew... I feel for our organizer. I just had to make a little spread sheet to see who I still needed to send that has turned green since my last shipment. I'm heading to the post office tomorrow but will check before I leave to see if the last two have turned green yet.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: cyndiq on June 12, 2008 08:44:18 PM
hi i recieved my postcards from atsuko today and my tote and coasters from homerof2 this week too. all great and i just took pics so will post today.
so now i have recieved 3 out of 10
cyndiq


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: ktlady on June 12, 2008 08:58:24 PM
I will be sending to the final three in my group tomorrow.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: klum78 on June 13, 2008 10:02:56 AM
I am off to the post office to send out the rest to my greens.  Whoever is not green yet will get theirs sent out tomorrow or Monday.  I hope I will not be penalized for not running to the post office again later today if they turn green.  :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on June 13, 2008 10:56:36 AM
You have one week to send to people once they turn green and you will not be marked as sending late.  I don't expect people to have to run to the post office.  Hopefully everyone will have everything shipped by the 20th.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on June 13, 2008 11:01:38 AM
and now everyone is green except zigg13pra


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: zigg13pra on June 13, 2008 03:04:17 PM
Hehe, I know! I have mailed 4 outta 5 of the book thongs today and EVERYTHING else will be mailed out on monday! (Total wootness!)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: Dreambelle on June 13, 2008 05:05:34 PM
I went to the post office this morning, but that was before kidcompassion turned green. Hopefully Zigg will turn green over the weekend and I can do one trip. Everyone else has been shipped to.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: dragonslair on June 13, 2008 07:27:13 PM
All shipped except zigg


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: esmecraftin on June 14, 2008 08:38:40 AM
I have sent out all my remaining items over the last couple of days - even zigg's, which got put in with all the others (oops!)
I hope they all arrive safely!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on June 14, 2008 11:12:27 AM
All my packs went out today & two arrived in the mail!! :D
Yeah!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: underthemountain on June 14, 2008 04:57:49 PM
Hopefully you'll be green soon zigg so I can mail to you on Monday!


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on June 16, 2008 09:29:05 PM
Everyone is green.  And everyone should be able to mail to their last few people by Saturday.  Please pm me everytime you receive an item.  The list is the first post in the gallery.


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: vecr81 on June 17, 2008 02:51:13 PM
Sorry I haven't been around for the past few days! I haven't been feeling well. My sinus are all backed up and it is killing me. I went to work yesterday and I was like 'bleh' the whole day. Not fun. Sending updates to everyone today :)


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: mini on June 24, 2008 12:22:29 PM
Hello my darling swappers!
Just a quick message to let you know that I have received all my lovely items! Pictures are taken. I just need to upload & post them.

Also, another little thing: It seems one of my pendants has arrived with the bail unglued. Please let me know if this has happened to you to & I will send you something else.... I used jewelery glue but I think maybe it doesn't stick to wood(?). Don't know....


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on July 02, 2008 10:50:14 AM
We are down to 10 items that need to be received.  Please pm me when you receive this item.  Hopefully we will be able to start the next round soon.

cyndiq needs to receive from dragonslair

Homerof2 needs to receive from zigg13pra

kidcompassion needs to receive from cyndiq
kidcompassion needs to receive from Dreambelle

Nikkidear needs to receive from ccswch
Nikkidear needs to receive from zigg13pra

vecr81 needs to receive from Homerof2
vecr81 needs to receive from ktlady
vecr81 needs to receive from zigg13pra
vecr81 needs to receive from zigg13pra


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on July 14, 2008 10:01:39 AM
signups for round 15 have started: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257103


Title: Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 14 (Signups Closed)(sendouts by June 13)
Post by: GatorWrangler on July 16, 2008 09:24:00 AM
This round is officially closed, don't forget to signup for round 15!  ;D