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Title: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 15, 2008 09:17:27 AM
Swap name: Hippy Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Samsara
Sign-up date range: June 16 - 29th
Date to send item by: July 31st

Limited to a certain number of people? No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? At least 16

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

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


Details of swap:
...
Welcome to the second Hippy Swap! There's loads of potential with this swap and I can't wait to see what you all come up with!  ;D

Here are links to several past swap galleries for ideas

Hippy Dress Swap Gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=92438.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=92438.0)

Hippy Swap Gallery Round 1:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85339.0

Other ideas:
Clothing, bags, jewellery, coin purses, recycled/eco goodies, candles, sun catchers, bath and body products, garden decorations

Hippy clothing thread with tut
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180833.0
There are lots of other clothing threads, just search ‘hippy’ in the clothing board

Eco-craftalong thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170428.0

If you want to participate, please copy this questionnaire and send me the information via pm:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Hippy Swap Round 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

Are there any colours/fabrics/styles which you specifically like or dislike, such as tie-dye or hemp?
Do you specifically like/dislike any symbols or themes such as flowers, mushrooms, peace signs?....
Is there anything you would really like to receive?
Is there anything that you DO NOT want to receive?
Do you have a Wist?
Do you have a Blog or website?
Do you have any allergies?
Are there any crafts you can make well?
What can you not do/don't like to make?
Please tell a little about yourself so your partner can get a feel for your style....


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


This is meant to be a small low-stress swap, so the minimum crafting requirement for this swap is 1 large, 1 Medium and 1 Small and you and your partner will craft for each other. Please note in your questionnaire if you would like to craft more than the minimum and I will match swappers accordingly. Also, never forget to communicate with your partner on how much you would like to craft for each other. We are also going for quality here so make sure your hippy crafts are fabulous! Remember, that this is the minimum...please feel free to do more if you have time/enough creativity!

Communication is vital for an enjoyable swap! Please post in this thread at least once a week so that we can all stay in touch. Get in touch with your swap partner as soon as possible after receiving your swap info. Please keep me informed if you have a problem or have a question. I’m not a mind reader so I need you to tell me if you need something.   ;)

Remember: The more details that you put in your questionnaire the more likely you are to receive a package you love and the easier it will be for me to match you up with someone who can make you happy. 

Another little note:
Swappers will receive temporary negative feedback if:
-it is one week past send-outs and you are out of communication
-it is two weeks past send-outs and you have not yet sent, regardless of the communication with us and your partner.

Communicate often to your partner and in this thread, and I will send occasional PMs to make sure that everyone is on track. We want no flakers please!

Additionally, you *must* PM me & your partner when you send. You *must* get a DC# unless you are shipping internationally, then you must have a receipt as proof of postage -- no exceptions. And you *must* PM me & your partner when you receive. Also, please post pictures of what you received in the gallery.

Most important of all................ ........... HAVE FUN AND ENJOY SOME HIPPY CRAFTY-LOVE!

// Link to Swap FAQs \\\\\
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.0

// Read about Organized Swaps \\\\\
https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html#anchor0

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

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

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

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap
https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 15, 2008 09:21:33 AM
  ;)

List of Swappers

1.  Samsara (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=54455)   (UK)
2.  hippiejo74 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=109715)  (USA)
3.  AradiaLane (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=19750)  (USA)
4.  KidWithKemikals  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33564) (USA)
5.  Craft the World (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=139519) *  (CANADA)
6.  vgnmom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=131264)  (CANADA)
7.  Kiwi-Chickie  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=119007) (USA)
8.  jadeye  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=100847) (USA)
9.  teachingjonah   (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=123878)  (USA)
10. aimeerox  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=116776) (USA)
11. pixie5 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=69070)  (USA)
12. 1boy1girl1kitty2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=91558) (CANADA)
13. whitleeann (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=135104) * (USA)
14. Ecstatic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=107474)  (USA)
15. Happy_Hooker (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=106244) (USA) 
16. AlwaysInspired (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=118745) (USA)
17. n u l l g a l (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=48976) (USA)
18. norahkate (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=65937) (USA)
19. urnokey2myhart (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31826) * (USA)
20. thelotetree (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=30474)  *  (USA)
21. superhooker (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=51601) (USA)
22. Scotskipper402 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=68435) (USA)
23. adrenalynn (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=125216)  (USA)
24. tot-n-met-t-bot   (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=115821) * (NETHERLANDS)
25. viri (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=47404)  (HUNGARY)
26. irish_chicky (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=68387)  (CANADA)
27. TheSapphireMoon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=129410)  (USA)
28. ccswch  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=6367)  (USA)
29. shaun.reilly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=136700)*   (UK)
30. mermaid melanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=73586)* (USA)
31. stafishtaylz (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=107525)  (USA)
32. esmecraftin (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=100482)  (UK)



* New Swappers - welcome  ;D


PARTNERS

Superhooker <-> Ecstatic
Jadeye <-> teachingjonah
TheSapphireMoon <-> AlwaysInspired 
Craft the World <-> vgnmom
shaun.reilly <-> viri
AradiaLane <-> whitleeann
aimeerox <-> urnokey2myhart
KidWithKemikals <-> mermaid melanie
ccswch <-> norahkate
n u l l g a l <-> adrenalynn
1boy1girl1kitty2 <-> stafishtaylz
thelotetree <-> Kiwi-Chickie 
irish_chicky   <-> hippiejo74
pixie5 -> Happy_Hooker  -> Scotskipper402 -> pixie5
Samsara <-> esmecraftin


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hngoodlett on June 15, 2008 10:03:29 AM
This sounds like lots of fun. I swore I wasn't going to do anymore swaps this summer, but this is so tempting.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 15, 2008 10:07:34 AM
Go on, you know you want to! The summer is the best time to craft hippy stuff  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hngoodlett on June 15, 2008 12:14:55 PM
I know I want to. Maybe after I get an open spot. I have one that's in route right now.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 15, 2008 12:33:49 PM
 ;D Sent in my info.....I wasn't going to be in another swap this summer either, but MAN - it's just my sorta thing.....


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: youlittlerabbit on June 15, 2008 06:23:58 PM
Oooooo I kinda want in on this....any phans?


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: norahkate on June 15, 2008 08:47:24 PM
ooh...i so want to do this.  but i am awaiting feedback on my first swap, so will have to see if i get it in time!   ??? :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 15, 2008 10:56:39 PM
i so want to join! but i'm going to wait a bit and see if i get feedback for another of my swaps first. i have sooooo many ideas!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 15, 2008 10:59:43 PM
i so want to join! but i'm going to wait a bit and see if i get feedback for another of my swaps first. i have sooooo many ideas!

You're not quite maxed out yet...   ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 16, 2008 06:30:19 AM
I sent in my info :)
Im pretty excited about this swap

You guys werent going to be in anymore swaps?
I just finished my first but the summer is just starting! Oh the crafting I could do...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 16, 2008 06:57:44 AM
i hit ebay last night looking at all the awesome patchwork! i was sposed to be wisting but i just couldn't help but to bid!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on June 16, 2008 07:06:46 AM
I would love to do this swap.  I have to get feedback from my first swap, so if I get it in time, I'll join :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on June 16, 2008 11:58:46 AM
darn, I'll have to keep an eye out for round 3, I won't be finished with my first swap yet...hmmm


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AradiaLane on June 16, 2008 04:21:27 PM
This is going to be all kinds of awesome.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 16, 2008 04:25:19 PM
 ;D I seriously can't wait!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 17, 2008 09:32:21 PM
i'm leaning more and more toward joining up! i was wisting like a mad woman last night!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 17, 2008 11:29:52 PM
Hee hee! Wist away my pretties  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 18, 2008 06:57:03 AM
i'f only it was just wisting! i've bought 2 of the items i wisted!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: fairybug22 on June 18, 2008 08:55:43 AM
Ooh-I am so joining this swap-I'll get my info in later tonight.  And I have a BF that is a huge Phan!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Tanna on June 18, 2008 11:47:00 AM
this seems like a very cool swap, i only was wondering if there are people from europe joining. the costs of the sending to other countrys outside europe would be to expensive for me, so i hope that someone screems yeaas im from europe  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: cataplum on June 19, 2008 05:00:31 AM
YEAAAAAHHH I'M FROM EUROPE!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D I hope you got the message! I'm from Athens, Greece and I would also like to get a partner from Europe. I just sent in my questionnaire! Just one thing: I have exams untill July 1st, so it's going to be a bit difficult to participate a lot, but I promise I'll post at least once a week!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 19, 2008 11:19:35 AM
Okay, to tempt anyone who's undecided out there, I've put approved swappers countries of origin. Hope nobody minds? If you do let me know and I'll remove them, but I know that sometimes I'd like to know if there's anyone from my side of the world to partner with before I sign up; International postage can be a killer  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on June 19, 2008 06:48:31 PM
sent in my info  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 19, 2008 07:15:29 PM
ok i think i'm in! i'll do up the questionnaire when the kids go to bed


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 20, 2008 01:26:24 PM
I've never swapped, I've been waiting for the right one. Can I join?

Edit: I just saw where it was written, new swappers welcome. I sent my info. I hope to be approved! I'm VERY excited to start my first swap.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 20, 2008 07:36:29 PM
Hmmm I said no more swaps until I get packages from the 2 organized swaps and 1 personal I'm waiting on, but dang this is tempting!! I just got into making patchwork clothing  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 21, 2008 02:43:07 AM
You're very welcome Whitleeann! I've just received your questionnaire and you're in!  ;D
I've never swapped, I've been waiting for the right one. Can I join?

Edit: I just saw where it was written, new swappers welcome. I sent my info. I hope to be approved! I'm VERY excited to start my first swap.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 21, 2008 05:13:12 AM
I picked up a book of hippy crafts from the library yesterday... cant wait to start


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 21, 2008 05:27:14 AM
Wow! You found a book of hippy crafts? What's it called?  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 21, 2008 05:56:42 AM
Hmmmm....I am maxed right now, but I should be sending out my DIY kit by Sunday/Monday, and my partner is in my same state...so that will arrive fast and I can get feedback ASAP on it. 

I have some AWESOME batik fabric that is just SCREAMING to be made into a dashiki :)  And, I have been DYING to make a dashiki!

I so missed the 'hippie' decade....I'm only 27....but I live it vicariously at all possible times!

I hope I get a slot cleared before signups close, I would LOVE to be in this!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 21, 2008 06:36:34 AM
I caved!! I said no more swaps for at least a month, but I just couldn't help it! This has to be my last one until August!!!!!
Hmmmm....I am maxed right now, but I should be sending out my DIY kit by Sunday/Monday, and my partner is in my same state...so that will arrive fast and I can get feedback ASAP on it. 

I have some AWESOME batik fabric that is just SCREAMING to be made into a dashiki :)  And, I have been DYING to make a dashiki!

I so missed the 'hippie' decade....I'm only 27....but I live it vicariously at all possible times!

I hope I get a slot cleared before signups close, I would LOVE to be in this!
OOOO batik and dashiki! I'll be your partner!! LOL  ;D I missed the hippy days too, but that has never stopped me from adopting some of there style and attitude!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 21, 2008 06:56:33 AM
Mmmmm batik!  ;D
And just to let you all know, I'm having great fun perusing all your Wists n stuff *lol*


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 21, 2008 07:38:17 AM
Alrighty :)  Looks like I'm popular already and I haven't even joined yet!  LOL!  I definitely need to get my swap package out by the end of this weekend so I can clear up a slot, as I'm maxed out right now.  I hope I hope I hope!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 21, 2008 08:15:38 AM
 ;D You know you want to................. ::) ::)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AttieNichole on June 21, 2008 10:46:57 AM
I'm so excited about this swap!  It's about time I found one that I really want to do!  Can't wait!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 21, 2008 01:46:55 PM
soooooo my hippy book of crafts is called
Hippie Crafts by Joanne O'Sullivan its got some interesting crafts plus some history extras


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 21, 2008 03:18:17 PM
 ;D Another book which is great for inspiration is "Native Funk & Flash" by Scrimshaw. It is wicked groovy!!!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 21, 2008 06:47:45 PM
hey samsara not to make your job more difficult but is it possible to get your list of the participants names to link to their profile as well? i've seen that in other swaps and it awesome to start stalking ahead of time!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 21, 2008 07:10:34 PM
 :o Ohhhh....that is a great idea!!! I just went out and bought some awesome fabrics to use in this swap ;) Let the stalking begin!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 21, 2008 07:15:27 PM
Ahh! Got 4 yards of AWESOME batik last night! Bless the 50% off coupon. FYI for anyone that was looking for it online, Abebooks.com has copies of Hippie Crafts for $2.25 and up. Cheapest I've found so far, thanks KidWithKemikals. I looked for Native Funk & Flash. It's collectible and a bit more expensive, they have it on Amazon the cheapest so far. I believe $18.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on June 21, 2008 10:34:20 PM
I signed up.  :D Few things are better than hippy crafts.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 21, 2008 11:28:26 PM
Ahh! Got 4 yards of AWESOME batik last night! Bless the 50% off coupon. FYI for anyone that was looking for it online, Abebooks.com has copies of Hippie Crafts for $2.25 and up. Cheapest I've found so far, thanks KidWithKemikals. I looked for Native Funk & Flash. It's collectible and a bit more expensive, they have it on Amazon the cheapest so far. I believe $18.

Yeah.....I found mine about a year ago and paid a pretty price ($25) for a used paperback - but it was sooooooo worth it! Inspiration all over the place!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 22, 2008 08:07:01 AM
I broke the news to the hubby that I had joined another swap! LOL he laughed and called me a liar cuzz I said no more until later summer!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 22, 2008 08:49:05 AM
hey samsara not to make your job more difficult but is it possible to get your list of the participants names to link to their profile as well? i've seen that in other swaps and it awesome to start stalking ahead of time!

Oooo...I'll see if I can sort that out *lol* sounds like a good idea  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 22, 2008 08:49:32 AM
Ahh! Got 4 yards of AWESOME batik last night! Bless the 50% off coupon. FYI for anyone that was looking for it online, Abebooks.com has copies of Hippie Crafts for $2.25 and up. Cheapest I've found so far, thanks KidWithKemikals. I looked for Native Funk & Flash. It's collectible and a bit more expensive, they have it on Amazon the cheapest so far. I believe $18.

Yeah.....I found mine about a year ago and paid a pretty price ($25) for a used paperback - but it was sooooooo worth it! Inspiration all over the place!!

It looks really cool. I had to make myself not click buy. :) The stories that go along with the projects sound really interesting though.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 22, 2008 08:55:47 AM
Ive come up with all the ideas I want to craft for my partner.. now to have a partner lol


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 22, 2008 09:19:35 AM
Well, after a copy'n'cut'n'paste frenzy, there are links to swappers profiles on the first page...let the stalking commence! *lol*  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 22, 2008 10:08:08 AM
I got a pm the other day saying I was in this swap, but my name is still not on the list? Hmmm I'm sure Samsara will remember  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 22, 2008 10:26:30 AM
Oo, dear, you're on my list at home, I must have forgotten to add you to the thread  :-[ Sorry about that! I'll sort it out *lol* We've had pc problems here and the BF has had to reinstall Windows about a dozen times.  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 22, 2008 10:30:50 AM
You're added and stalkable!!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Dreaminsanity on June 22, 2008 10:31:01 AM
I joined, thanks to my awesome swap partner; now I can be in my 2nd swap!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 22, 2008 10:38:22 AM
Thanks Samsara!
Swapping is addictive Happyhooker!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 22, 2008 12:46:36 PM
 ;D hehehehe......Ok, so I couldn't wait and had to try something to see if it would work out....and it did!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's the link to the post  ::) ::)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253101.0


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 22, 2008 12:59:19 PM
Great job! I'll go post in that thread now too!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 22, 2008 02:33:11 PM
does anyone else get my profile when they click samsara's? or is it just me?

  ;)

List of Swappers

1.  Samsara (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile)   (UK)
2.  hippiejo74 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=109715)  (USA)
3.  AradiaLane (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=19750)  (USA)
4.  KidWithKemikals  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33564) (USA)
5.  Craft the World (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=139519) *  (CANADA)
6.  vgnmom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=131264)  (CANADA)
7.  Kiwi-Chickie  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=119007) (USA)
8.  jadeye  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=100847) (USA)
9.  cataplum (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=86297)  (GREECE)
10. aimeerox  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=116776) (USA)
11. pixie5 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=69070)  (USA)
12. 1boy1girl1kitty2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=91558) (CANADA)
13. whitleeann (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=135104) * (USA)
14. Ecstatic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=107474)  (USA)
15. Happy_Hooker (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=106244) (USA)
16. AlwaysInspired (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=118745) (USA)



* New Swappers - welcome  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 22, 2008 02:36:57 PM
 :) Nope, I got yours....


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 22, 2008 02:37:41 PM
So do I!   ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AradiaLane on June 22, 2008 02:58:21 PM
I got my profile when I clicked on Samsara's...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 22, 2008 03:29:18 PM
 ;) That's weird....I got my profile when I clicked on Samsara's......
Apparently she doesn't want any stalkers...... ::) ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on June 22, 2008 03:34:47 PM
I got my profile when I clicked on Samsara.

Weird.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 22, 2008 04:34:20 PM
I got mine too. It was working earlier though, because I've already stalked everybody. lol


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 22, 2008 04:47:34 PM
 ;D Me too.......I think she did it on purpose ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on June 22, 2008 05:20:23 PM
I broke the news to the hubby that I had joined another swap! LOL he laughed and called me a liar cuzz I said no more until later summer!  ;D

My fiance rolled his eyes when I told him I joined another swap and said "you're strange; I keep you!" lol.  I dont think they'll ever understand the crafting addiction  :D (unless of course you married a crafty guy  ;) )


So how many of you make poppets?  If I happen to get paired up with a poppet maker, thats all I'd want (with dreadlocks of course! I've had them twice so far but work made me take them out)... If not I just might comission one of you!
 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 22, 2008 05:34:35 PM
LOL!  I read that and thought it said 'Does anyone make people?'  LOL!!  ;D  I may need to call it a night on Craftster...I'm gettin' too silly for my own good!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 22, 2008 06:50:29 PM
lol I just got in trouble by the husband for losing track of time browsing the craft dept. at Wally World for hippie type items.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AradiaLane on June 22, 2008 07:09:06 PM
Jadeye, I've never made a poppet before but I was just thinking itd be awesome to make a hippie poppet. The accessory possibilities are endless.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 22, 2008 07:15:46 PM
I make poppets and I've already made a hippy one. She's a bunny named Blu. Here is her link
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252333.msg2808362#msg2808362
I even made myself a skirt that matches her's. I love patchwork!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 22, 2008 08:22:40 PM
would anybody like knitted hippy wear?  or dyed stuff?  I'm kind of a crunchy-granola-eco-art-hippy...  Does that mesh with everybody?  I'd love to join!

I just got a bunch of new dyes, and I think it would be AWESOME to make someone a tiedye silk or velvet scarf...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on June 22, 2008 08:29:15 PM
would anybody like knitted hippy wear?  or dyed stuff?  I'm kind of a crunchy-granola-eco-art-hippy...  Does that mesh with everybody?  I'd love to join!

I just got a bunch of new dyes, and I think it would be AWESOME to make someone a tiedye silk or velvet scarf...

You should join.

And not just because I mentioned I love tie-dye everything (excluding shirts, but especially scarves and wraps). And not just because I love knit stuff. And, really, not just because I've admired your projects.

;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 22, 2008 09:20:27 PM
yay! I'll have to try and get my feedback cleared real quick! 


I love tie dye too....and batik, and pretty much anything organic.  I've got a book called "the Woodstock Crafts book"... they teach you to make leather sandals that you can walk all day in, and family sized teepees that you could actually live in.  Its pretty cool. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 23, 2008 01:32:59 AM
Wasn't that clever of me?  ;) I have no idea how to do that sadly *lol*

;) That's weird....I got my profile when I clicked on Samsara's......
Apparently she doesn't want any stalkers...... ::) ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 23, 2008 01:44:09 AM
*Bounces excitedly* Click me, click me! I think I've sorted out my profile thingy so you can stalk me now *lol*  ;D  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: norahkate on June 23, 2008 05:11:55 AM
yay! I'll have to try and get my feedback cleared real quick! 


I love tie dye too....and batik, and pretty much anything organic.  I've got a book called "the Woodstock Crafts book"... they teach you to make leather sandals that you can walk all day in, and family sized teepees that you could actually live in.  Its pretty cool. 

thanks to you, i'm feedbacked and ready...sent in my info for this swap last night!  thanks  :)
and as for the teepee thing, my uncle and his family did just that for years.  hard for me to imagine, but i give them a lot of credit for the way they live!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 23, 2008 07:21:40 AM
yay! I'll have to try and get my feedback cleared real quick! 


I love tie dye too....and batik, and pretty much anything organic.  I've got a book called "the Woodstock Crafts book"... they teach you to make leather sandals that you can walk all day in, and family sized teepees that you could actually live in.  Its pretty cool. 

That book sounds awesome. I don't know about family sized teepees but I think I'm going to get one of those patterns for the little kiddo sized teepees. They look awesome. That would be a great swap item for anyone with little ones. I'm not sure how complicated it is but I sure wouldn't mind trying it.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 23, 2008 07:31:46 AM
man I wish I had had a teepee when I was little
I grew up in the mountains of PA and the older children always told us there were Indian burial grounds in the woods where we lived.. It would have been a wonderful addition to the story. Unfortunately now big builders have cleard out the lots and put up big new houses.. I wonder if Indians haunt their houses now.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 23, 2008 07:40:42 AM
Yea anything tie dyed or just dyed would be a great addition to this swap! I have a $10 off coupon for our local fabric store, so I'm just waiting to get a partner to go buy some batik!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 23, 2008 08:05:06 AM
man I wish I had had a teepee when I was little
I grew up in the mountains of PA and the older children always told us there were Indian burial grounds in the woods where we lived.. It would have been a wonderful addition to the story. Unfortunately now big builders have cleard out the lots and put up big new houses.. I wonder if Indians haunt their houses now.

I was on vacation on the border of Oklahoma at a lake when I saw a house with A large, medium and 2 small sized teepees. They were so cool and I was thinking that it would be neat to make one for when my baby is older. We used to play in these giant ones that they have set up at our local zoo and I always thought they were really cool. I loved tents when I was a kid, who didn't? Our living room was always covered in couch cushions and blankets. My stepdaughters now always have their bunk bed covered in comforters because they love hiding in it. If anyone is interested I'd love to have a go at it.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on June 23, 2008 08:15:02 AM
LOL!  I read that and thought it said 'Does anyone make people?'  LOL!!  ;D  I may need to call it a night on Craftster...I'm gettin' too silly for my own good!

 :D I think I'm holding off on the making people part for a few years, lol!

AlwaysInspired:  OMG, she is so awesome and I'm totally diggin' the outfit!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 23, 2008 09:19:49 AM
would anybody like knitted hippy wear?  or dyed stuff?  I'm kind of a crunchy-granola-eco-art-hippy...  Does that mesh with everybody?  I'd love to join!

I just got a bunch of new dyes, and I think it would be AWESOME to make someone a tiedye silk or velvet scarf...

Ohhhhh.....I love knit stuff.....and tie dye  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on June 23, 2008 09:40:30 AM
i can't wait for this swap to start!!!! I would get this package in right before i leave for burningman!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AttieNichole on June 23, 2008 10:19:03 AM
I can't wait to get set up with a partner!  I'm already crafting!!!  That means my partner will have lots to receive!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 23, 2008 10:58:33 AM
I've had hippy crafty ideas in my head all day! I have a ton of ideas!



If I don't get you, Jadeye as a partner in this swap PM me and we'll work something out for a poppet. I have been thinking of dreading up some homespun  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 23, 2008 11:21:40 AM
Other than a batik dashiki...I have one of these in mind for my partner.  I should have a slot free right before signups end and I am TOTALLY all over this one!  You pick your colors and I will get it together :)


This is one of the pair of head wreaths I made for my FOC Raffle Swap.


An item offered in the Offer What You Have Swap.



From the recent round of Sweat Shoppe Swap.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 23, 2008 11:23:27 AM
oooooo I totally had something similar to that when I was 14 and I loved it!! I used to wear it all the time  ;D Dang you are going to be one coveted swap partner!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 23, 2008 11:32:37 AM
Is anybody into felted wool dreads?  I made a set (I think 12 of them, 36inches each) for a swap before, and they were super fun!           

I can't wait to get crackin on stuff!  (I may have to move my turntable into my studio so I can listen to my albums while crafting!)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 23, 2008 12:12:41 PM
Rock on :)  Love that you love it!  They are my fave thing to make...SO much variety in the floral world!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 23, 2008 12:33:49 PM
Love the floral head-dresses and felted dreads are awesome  ;D I think this is going to be an amazing swap with a fantastic gallery!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on June 23, 2008 12:38:08 PM
Alright, my partner and I have both sent and received, so I should be getting feedback soon.  I'm going to go fill in my info now.  Everyone sounds like they have so much to offer!  I used to be quite into the hippy thing (Favorite moment: Going to see Phish in Florida to celebrate the new year! or maybe dancing in a downpour as they played in Columbus).  I used to love crafting hippy jewelry, tie-dye and I adore patchwork and apron dresses.
I'm another poppet maker, so if you ask nicely I'll make you your very own hippy poppet to your specifications :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 23, 2008 01:25:42 PM
 ;D Looks like everybody has skillz.......I can't wait!!!! ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 23, 2008 02:03:27 PM
oh jeeze.. Im way out of my league lol
Those wreathes look so awesome..
Recently my boss was telling me his wife went to woodstock sporting nothing but an orange toga
I knew there was a reason I liked her lol


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: mom2blu on June 23, 2008 02:21:13 PM
man, I hate to miss this but that's just not enough craft time for me. drat! I'll watch for the gallery and maybe play next time.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 23, 2008 03:02:36 PM
It's Glastonbury weekend here...will it be a mudfest or not this year?  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 23, 2008 03:03:45 PM
oooo that sounds like so much fun!
Mud or not  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 23, 2008 03:27:39 PM
This is the festival homepage:
http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/
And this is the BBC broadcasting site for the festival (TV, radio, webcams, podcasts, etc)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2008/


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 23, 2008 03:59:27 PM
AHH! I have been trying to resist... but can't. I am a Hippie and I just have to embrace it.  ;) When do we get our partners?!? I'm sooo psyched! *Puts on her Steppenwolf album*


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 23, 2008 04:02:19 PM
Is anybody into felted wool dreads?  I made a set (I think 12 of them, 36inches each) for a swap before, and they were super fun!           



Wool dreads are so cool!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 23, 2008 05:26:21 PM
I saw Santana and Rusted Root in concert (at a small outdoor show, at a county fair!!!) and I was in the very front row.  This was back before Carlos started collaborating with people and selling shoes.  They pretty much just jammed for 3 hours.  Best concert ever!  12 minute drum solo (there were 3 drummers!)

I also got to see Paul Simon and Bob Dylan when they were in Detroit a few years ago. 

When I was in high school I was just about to drop out and follow the Dead in a VW camper van......and then Jerry died....


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on June 23, 2008 05:30:32 PM
We don't have partners yet, and I just spent a nice hour, checking out stuff at the Dharma Trading Company, and purchasing a few things.

Even if it doesn't match my partner's interests - I want it for myself, lol.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 23, 2008 05:34:38 PM
I want a VW van!!!
my friend and I were considering purchasing one on ebay last year
candy apple green.. unfortunately we wont be getting one anytime soon thanks to gas prices


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 23, 2008 05:50:50 PM
Yeah, it was a lot different then...1995...gas was 89cents a gallon! 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 23, 2008 06:14:49 PM
 :) Yeah, but those are diesel and they can be converted for about $800 USD to use veggie oil (which you can get for free at most places that have a grease fryer).....
I've been looking for one in my area for about 5 yrs and no luck.....apparently they are all in California..... :'(
C'est la vie :-*


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 23, 2008 06:25:43 PM
thats what he said! I think he was telling me you could get a kit to do it yourself
which would be nice but he doesnt know anything about engines
and you could easily remake that money just after a few months time ..
he has a civic and pays something like $50 to fill his tank..


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 23, 2008 07:33:14 PM
I've been drooling over v dub vans since I was 8! My dream car is a 65-69 vw van red and white  ;D A girl can dream I guess


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: norahkate on June 23, 2008 08:27:13 PM
 so this may be a silly question, but i sent in my application but how do i find out if i'm in or not?  (i've only done one swap and i don't really remember) :-[

but anyway, if i do get in i so hope that my partner is one of you poppet-making folks...i can't believe i never knew these things existed...they are just wonderful!
alwaysinspired...that green little man is one of the greatest things i've seen lately. :D

of course, i put none of this in my questionnaire...i'm so bad at filling those out when it comes to what i might want or what kind of a person i am.  um...i'm the kind who likes surprises of any sort. ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 23, 2008 08:38:19 PM
hehehe thanks Norahkate, but I didn't make Leif (the little green guy) he came to me from a swap. Well there are a couple of us poppeteers in this swap so you just never know. Once Samsara gets your questionnaire she'll pm you saying you are in and then she'll add your name to the list on the first page.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 23, 2008 08:49:58 PM
OMG i would LOVE dread falls! i'm thinking about dreading my hair but am still a bit leary on how i would look, dread falls would be perfect for a trial run!!

i love the look of poppets but not so certain i would go out of my way to have one. i just don't know what i would do with it. they sure are cute though.

i am not totally into the tie dye thing for myself but love dyeing stuff for others!

the one thing i am hoping for is a hair/head wrap

i have many many MANY ideas but i am holding off making anything untill i have my partner, i love crafting specifically for someone with their tastes in mind so i know they will be just as happy with it as i was


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 23, 2008 11:47:02 PM
When my partner and I were mortgage free *lol* we used to have an old Ford A Series (a box type minibus thing, the ones that used to have wheelchair lifts in the back and seating) we stripped it out and carpeted it and put a sink, cooker and sofa bed in. *Sigh* we spent alot of happy years bumming travelling round in her before we lost her in flooding :-\ Before that we had an old converted ambulance.  Now we have a small caravan which we can tow behind the car - it's like a hippy cave in there with windchimes, hangings, patchwork cushions, rainbow blankets and stuff. We have peace flags around the door to ward off the 'norms', plus it has a loo!  ;D  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 23, 2008 11:48:30 PM
By the way, if anyone wants to add to their questionnaire, or if anyone has a specific Craftster crush, pm me and I'll try to match you up - can't make promises though!  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 24, 2008 07:33:15 AM
Craftster crush, LOL!  I should be getting some FB soon from other swaps, so I hope to swing in here! 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 24, 2008 08:45:58 AM
Sadly Cataplum has had to bow out of this swap due to personal circumstances so I've removed her from the swappers list.  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: mermaid melanie on June 24, 2008 10:03:30 AM
Man I wish I could do this. I've never swapped before though. :(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 24, 2008 10:20:16 AM
There's no reason why you can't - there's 4 new swappers in this swap so far ...Just read the swap FAQs through the link on the first page  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on June 24, 2008 12:53:36 PM
Cosmic Carma on my Craftster partner, man!


I have to join this one because I was, like, THERE ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 24, 2008 01:03:53 PM
Im so jealous that some of you actually got to live through it..
Im just a pseudo hippy


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 24, 2008 01:12:04 PM
I must say that I was born a little late too.  :'( Never hurts to relive great times though!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on June 24, 2008 01:55:27 PM
:'( Never hurts to relive great times though!

Actually, reliving is MUCH more fun than living through it... it was grim & scary as much as peace & flowers.

But, as we said in the day, that's.... cosmic, mannn.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 24, 2008 02:00:59 PM
Surely there must be some European hippies that want to join the fun; I can't be the only one?.... :-\


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: esmecraftin on June 24, 2008 02:05:06 PM
I'm really tempted to join this one...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 24, 2008 02:14:02 PM
*Waves* Hurray! Come join us  ;D How can we tempt you?  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 24, 2008 02:23:38 PM
we're poor hippies all we have is love ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 24, 2008 02:34:14 PM
 ;D Love is all you need....
I missed out because I was born during the early 70's, but man - I kills me to say it too :P - my parents could've (should've!!) been hippies, but they were wallflowers. It just kills them that I'm one  ;) ;D


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Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 24, 2008 02:39:27 PM
my mom was born in '62. she was a hippy and thats where I get it from I guess
shes sort of grown out of it though, sadly. maybe all te goodies from this swap will bring it back out of her!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 24, 2008 02:53:42 PM
My mom was born in '54, so she was a teen during the hippie days :) 

My mom rocked the hippie style, I have pictures...here's one now!



Well, this was in '73, when my parents were in FL on vacation before they moved here and had me :)  Still cool tho!


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Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 24, 2008 02:59:38 PM
awwww! I think my mom was in the states in '73
she was born in Europe I dont have any photos of her from back then
I wish I did though
your mom looks pretty


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 24, 2008 03:21:01 PM
i'm kinda glad i'm a modern hippy! even though i rely on mostly natural and recycled as everyday life, there is way more research behind it now to actually support the use rather than in the 70'swhen it was the 'in thing' to do. and some of the 'in things' have since been researched and proven to be detrimental to ones health.

i live in a town where actual clinical research was done on nurses as well as mental patients, were they were given LSD. the patients were given it to see if would counteract their behavior, and the nurses were given it so that they would have a better understanding of how the mind of a schizophrenic patient worked. well we know now that LSD in BAD! lol. i live in a the town that had canadas largest mental institution for over 30 years!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on June 24, 2008 03:51:33 PM
Alright, my partner and I have both sent and received, so I should be getting feedback soon.  I'm going to go fill in my info now.  Everyone sounds like they have so much to offer!  I used to be quite into the hippy thing (Favorite moment: Going to see Phish in Florida to celebrate the new year! or maybe dancing in a downpour as they played in Columbus).  I used to love crafting hippy jewelry, tie-dye and I adore patchwork and apron dresses.
I'm another poppet maker, so if you ask nicely I'll make you your very own hippy poppet to your specifications :)

Pretty, Pretty Please!  I'm totally interested!  I've wanted a psudo me poppet (with the dreads) for a while, but I've had a bit of a fear and lack of time to make one, but I just thin they are soooo charming!  I did however make a hippie My Little Pony, I'll post pics tonight but right now I'm at school.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 24, 2008 04:02:51 PM
My mom totally rocked the hippy style too. Super long hair, bellbottoms with patches, patchwork tops and skirts, candies sandals those were the days!! Hehe my Mom was born in 64'  :D
I think everyone is a little bit hippy in there own way! I don't consider myself a full time hippy, but I am a Pagan so my hubby calls me a tree hugger  :D


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Post by: superhooker on June 24, 2008 04:10:45 PM
i live in a town where actual clinical research was done on nurses as well as mental patients, were they were given LSD. the patients were given it to see if would counteract their behavior, and the nurses were given it so that they would have a better understanding of how the mind of a schizophrenic patient worked. well we know now that LSD in BAD! lol. i live in a the town that had canadas largest mental institution for over 30 years!

I erm..."participated in research" of that type in my younger years.... 


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 24, 2008 04:14:55 PM
I did a 10 page report on LSD when I was in high school. I even included the recipe for making it. I did research about the place in Canada where they gave it to mental patients!!
I got and a+ and the teacher asked to keep a copy of it. I really hope he wasn't making LSD in his basement!  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 24, 2008 04:19:38 PM
I would consider myself a Mod hippy.
While I preserve the loving attitude of a hippy I look like a Mod/emo/indie kid.

but again I have to thank mom for that.
Parents are good for something after all!

lol when I was in high school I had a report to do on drugs and their effect on the brain
most of th einfo I knew because I had a werid fascination with all kinds of drugs and hardly cited anything so my teacher thought I was doing drugs all the time. I let her think that. :)


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Post by: teachingjonah on June 24, 2008 04:38:27 PM
I would love to see the hippy my little pony.  That picture of Sapphire's mom is so great.  She is the same age as my mom.  I used to believe  my parents were hippies because I was always sporting bell bottoms in my baby pictures, but they really weren't. 


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 24, 2008 05:49:00 PM
Thank you so much everyone :)  When I tell my mom tomorrow it will TOTALLY make her day to hear that :)  I know she's already in bed for the night or I would call her now...yes, it is about 8:35pm where I am...yes, my mom is like a senior citizen already even though she's SO not!  LOL!

I still 'participate in research' with...um....I'll give you a hint, it's nickname is a letter of the alphabet...it comes after 'W'  ;D  Yeah, that's my choice when I have one :)


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Post by: jadeye on June 24, 2008 07:38:23 PM
So not the best pic of hippie pony, but you get the idea.  I stripped her of her original hair and design then painted my own design and added a few green crystals, then I rethreaded her hair using brown doll hair and dreaded it.  Then I put some beads in cuz every dread head has to have some dread jewelry!




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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 24, 2008 08:03:34 PM
Hey!  She's great :)  Love her tattoo!  I have 5 myself, 4 are butterflies or butterflies with stuff like flowers and the 5th is a LARGE tribal design with tiger skin on the inside.  That huge one is on my lower back...GOD did it HURT when I had it done!  I have one on my back, right below my neck, that needs to be covered up as it was my VERY first one and it looks like a faded, peeling temporary tat now :(  Been through numerous sunburns, near constant normal sun exposure, etc. and it looks cruddy.  I wanna cover it up with a swallowtail butterfly of some type.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 24, 2008 08:45:28 PM
Is the modern hippie now called "crunchy"? Or do you think that is a totally different animal? ???


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Post by: Ecstatic on June 24, 2008 08:48:06 PM
Maybe. I've had people say to me "you're one of those crunchy types, aren't you?"  ::)

Maybe crunchy, hippy, and granola all kind of go together.


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Post by: superhooker on June 24, 2008 09:58:22 PM
I'm totally crunchy!  (not like dirty crunchy, clean crunchy.)


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Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 24, 2008 10:33:18 PM
i am getting pretty crunchy. i cloth diaper my babies, i breastfeed, i co sleep, i make alot of the kids clothes, i try to use as much natural remedies as possible, we grow a garden and my inlaws raise cattle. i use cloth grocery bags (in fact plastic bags aren't aloud in out house), i use cloth napkins and kleenex, we use cloth wipes for babies and adults (tp is for guests) i use cloth pads. i do drive a car but it is the best on the market for fuel milage aside from a hybrid or electric. but  have a long way to being full on, no going back granola

i have never ever (SERIOUSLY) EVER tried a drug, including pot (to scared to). i don't recycle as much as i'd like to. i shop at walmart and am drawn to some rather spendy items but my goal is to cut that back untill i can go into walmart and not even go near the craft department . . . hah! thats not happening any time soon


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Post by: Samsara on June 24, 2008 11:57:42 PM
'Crunchy'? *lol* We don't have that expression here!  ;) Well, I'm a long haired art teacher, with lots of piercings and tats. I'm veggie and cook most stuff from scratch, I try to use natural products wherever possible and recycle and reuse what I can. I love my garden and compost my green scraps. I love travelling and festivals and music. I use cloth grocery bags and make my own dog treats. I use a mooncup and cloth pads and I'm trying to use my bike more now schools out (too much paperwork to carry to get to school on my bike and it's too far). I'm pretty clean living these days (*ahem* yep, I had a wild youth and experimented freely *lol*) although I do like a bottle of wine or two at the weekend  ;D  


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Post by: superhooker on June 25, 2008 05:00:16 AM
My family tries really hard to be crunchy.  We are a family of 5 now, and we have gotten to where we only have one small bag of trash per week (like the size of a gallon ziplock bag).  I don't drive at all.  Me and the kids walk back and forth to school everyday (about 3 miles total every day).  We have been boycotting Walmart for the past 7 years.  We only shop at union stores (my husband is really big into his union).  I'm saving up to get a compostumbler, because those things look awesome.  My mom just got one this summer, and she's in love.  I'm a veggie, but I'm still trying to convince the hubby and kids.  Everything I read about meat scares the crap out of me.  I would consider going vegan, but I know I couldn't give up wool!
I think the crunchiest thing about us is that my husband refuses to let the kids flush the toilet after just peeing...he says its just wasteful unless there's something floating in there....(with three little boys who pee 5 drops about 60 times a day, that's a huge water savings!)
Wow, I hope that wasn't waaaay too much info!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on June 25, 2008 06:41:16 AM
That pony is awesome...Yeah, my family and I are definately on the crunchy/hippy side of things.  I live out in the country, so I have to drive to work, but we do compost, recycle, garden, shop at the farmers market and raise chickens.  I keep trying to convince my husband that we should have a goat, but so far no luck :)  I'm trying to eliminate processed food from my familys' diet, but we have a long way to go in that department.  I do actively search for organic though.  I have learned to make my own bread and cheese but I still regularly buy those items at the store too.  I'd really love to make my own wine.  For now I just stockpile all of the ideas I get while reading Mother Earth News and dream :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 25, 2008 06:42:58 AM
LOL!  My partner is like that with the toilet, she doesn't flush after just peeing either.  We only flish the toilet maybe 4 times a day, as when I come in after her to pee I DO flush cuz I'm not sure how long her pee may have been in there and it will make that nasty bowl ring if left too long.  And of course we flush 'floaters' immediately...

We recycle ALL cans and bottles that we are able to.  We have 2 bins for those weekends that someone brings a 12 pack and it is GONE by Sunday :)  I am not contributing to helping finish it off though, beer tastes like pee to me...

We still use plastic bags here, but we save as many as possible.  Any that had meat, milk, or other wet or frozen items go in the garbage for safety and health reasons, all the others go in a large plastic bin in the pantry.  She uses them to take lunch to work, I use them to line the trash cans in the bathrooms and laundry room :)  Maybe if I win one of the fab grocery totes on here it will inspire me to make about 10 more of my own and take those to the store to put groceries in instead.  This way, maybe we can just get a couple bags (as they are REAL money savers when lining trash bins!) every couple of weeks instead of like 15 of them EVERY week when we shop.

We eat meat here, not something I could ever change about me...I have enough problems getting the correct and ENOUGH vitamins in my diet...and I REALLY am not one for pills, tabs, or caplets to try to supplement what's missing.  I just don't remember...and swallowing 7-10 pills a day to compensate for what all 5 food groups should be giving me during normal consumption is just not my thing.  Yes, I know you CAN get all you need from other foods without consuming meat...I just dont' have the time to reasearch that either.  I'm a bit lazy...which is why I'm surprised I EVER get any crafts finished!  LOL!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 25, 2008 06:47:38 AM
i'm like that too. if its yellow let it mellow if its brown flush it down! drives my dh nuts! besides there is only 3 of us that use the toilet and one isn't home for the better part of the day

oo home made bread! yum! i know how i just don't as often as i should. i have made my own wine as well as hooch but i'm not a huge drinker so much of that went to christmas gifts


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 25, 2008 06:59:52 AM
Eekkk! We've just had a warning here in my town that the water isn't safe to drink at the moment! It's been infected with some latin named bug that'll make you sick. Typical. They don't expect to be able to sort it out for WEEKS! I drink loads of water, so this is going to be a major main in the arse for me! I'm going to have to boil loads of water and put it in the fridge now.  :-\ I just saw a neighbour who says they've been down to the local supermarket and there's no bottled water left.  :(  Oh well, I guess wine and vodka will be safe....*lol*


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 25, 2008 07:15:39 AM
My town has the best recycling program ever, one of the reasons we wanted to move here.  We used to have to drive all our stuff about 10 miles to the center, and we had to seperate everything.
Royal Oak recycling takes pretty much everything.  ALL plastic, including plastic bags and broken toys...I mean EVERYTHING.  They also take ALL metal, even old cast iron stuff and tin foil and scrap metal.  They take all paper, and you don't even have to bundle it up.  They take all branches and yard waste.  All glass.  Batteries, old electronics, old books, styrofoam, old clothes, and used paper/wax coffee cups (like you get from coffeeshops).  It is so awesome.  We just throw it all in the bin and they take it all!
We used to have an entire huge closet to store our recyclables in until we had a carfull.  Now we can get rid of it every week!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 25, 2008 07:46:13 AM
I live in a town with a small recycle center run by the handicap people and there care takers. They only take paper and cardboard from businesses so everything around here has to go in the trash. It sucks! I have no choice, but to buy from walmart as it is the only large store we have in our town. We have 2 grocery stores, but 1 I will not shop at because of spoiled meat, and one person actually died because of there chicken! I garden like crazy because my family owns a green house. We do everything as natural as possible, including sterilizing our own dirt and mixing it with the additives, unlike most places that use bagged potting mix. My yard is animal friendly and I love birds and such. We reuse all of our plastic bags, but we've been flirting with the idea of using cloth ones if we can carry home $200 worth of grocerys in just a few bags. We only go shopping once a month! I don't drive much and we car pool to work. I make as much food homemade as possible including bread, buns, and such. Sadly when it is my busy time at work I don't get to do that as often!
Maybe my famous bread recipe from my FIL, who taught me how to make bread, will get passed on for this swap!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 25, 2008 07:54:36 AM
Our town has a weekly recycling collection; unrecyclables and household rubbish; garden rubbish (grass cuttings, branches, etc), plastic, tin and paper and card. I have a composter for the rest. I take glass to the glass recycling bank at the supermarket and I reuse any plastic bags that I get either as rubbish bags or doggy poo bags *lol* I have a big dog (he eats alot of my kitchen scraps too). I really don't have that much to put in my unrecyclables and household bin. If it's not broken I Freecycle it, sell it or give it to a charity shop. That's if I can't reuse it myself.  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 25, 2008 08:16:05 AM
I reuse as much as possible. Like plastic containers, as long as they are the safe to reuse kind, and I'm saving up to get one of those compost tumblers too!
My hubby made a great spot in the yard for it that will be fenced in and out of site of the rest of the yard! I can't wait to get it, which will be sometime next year. Until then I'll have to settle for the pile of grass clippings for compost.

Samsara be safe with that water! I hate bottled water, so much waste with that dang bottle. We use a britta pitcher to filter ours as our water quality is slightly less than great. Boil it alot so you're sure it is safe!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 25, 2008 08:27:07 AM
we get those "water is unsafe" notices every once in a while.
We dont drink it though, its heavily chlorinated and smells like pool when you boil your food in it.
We have a house in Pennsylvania that utilizes well water and we haul these huge 5 gallon bottles back from there.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 25, 2008 08:33:44 AM
We had to buy a refridgerator when we bought our house last year, and we got the kind with the water/ice filtration system and dispenser right in the door.  It is the coolest thing ever.  Especially because all we drink here is water, milk, coffee, and tea.  That water dispenser is so awesome.  We used to have the pitcher filter too, but we drink so much water that we'd be sitting there waiting for the thing to filter so we could immediately drink it. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 25, 2008 08:52:38 AM
We're "Clean" crunchies too. Hubby and I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I am even weird about taking over the counter drugs. Cloth diapers, cloth napkins etc. We all sleep in the same bed. I breastfed son and am currently still bf daughter. Hubby drives to work but the kids and I walk. We don't eat processed foods either. Once you get them out of your house it is easier to keep up with. I can see where living in the country (away from the market) would make it more difficult unless you grow your own food. We live in the city on 3 lots so I have room for a garden- I'm only growing herbs and tomatoes at the moment though. Our town also comes and picks up the recycling bin once a week. YAY!
 We still eat meat but I'd like to cut that down.
I'm totally with you all about the flushing thing! LOL 


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Post by: hippiejo74 on June 25, 2008 09:04:00 AM
 ;D Yeah, I'm not exactly that "crunchy" - mostly because dh is convinced that recycling is a way for the recyclers to make more money and does not benefit the earth at all. I have finally convinced him that when we can, organic is the way to go, and all our kids drink is organic milk. I live in a small town and can't have a garden at our current house (we are moving in a couple of months to a larger house with a larger lot!!!!!!! and will finally be able to have a garden again!) and we have to shop at the (ugh! bane of my existence) local Wal Mart, but that will stop once they finish building the other grocery store. We do recycle, but I still have to pick out some things out of the garbage >:( We are also getting a composter (hubby doesn't know it yet  ::)) when we move into the new house.....


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 25, 2008 09:32:06 AM
We eat meat mainly because my hubby is a chef! I think it would kill him not to eat meat. We do eat wild game (hubby hunts for that purpose) though and beef that is grown and raised by family. We also get the occasional family raised chicken! We get farm fresh eggs as well.
Our water pitcher is never big enough either. I wait for it to fill all the time. Soon we'll be buying a bigger one since I kind of melted the lid for ours in the dishwasher!  ::)
I'm cleaning house and just realized I'd love some of those swiffer head crocheted covers!! I don't use the stupid swiffer anymore because I hate to buy those pads. I got a mob with a washable head instead, but for times you don't need to actually mop those swiffer pads would rock! I'm also moving towards homemade cleaning products!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on June 25, 2008 10:01:13 AM
I love reading about everyones lifestyles!! I feel connected with so many of you!! All off my freinds are jealous that I am in this swap. I'm trying to get them to sign up, but they don't feel confident in there abilities. I might just make them join anyway cause I know they would love it!!! I'm on this site all the time, because I always get inspired!! I've already started on this swap................I couldn't wait to get a partner.

 ;D :-* ;D :-* ;D


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Post by: Samsara on June 25, 2008 10:09:39 AM
*Sigh* All this hippy lovin's make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!  :-* Okay, I'm off to bellydancing, see you all later!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on June 25, 2008 10:23:51 AM
ME TOO!!! This is going to be the best swap ever!! :D


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 25, 2008 10:51:41 AM
It is so fun learning about everyone! I can't wait to get partner's and start crafting! I have so many fun ideas!!


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Post by: Ecstatic on June 25, 2008 11:44:13 AM
I'm a lot like all of you. I'm a vegetarian, though I eat vegan 99.9% of the time - exceptions for travel. I always eat organic - unless in countries when that option is not available anywhere.

I recycle everything, sometimes in weird, crafty ways when my recycling center won't take it. I use cloth pads for AF, and use the water in which they soak to water my plants. Natural miracle-gro! I also don't flush, unless it floats. ;) When I have a kid, I plan on cloth diapering, breast feeding, co-sleeping, and all that jazz.

I'm really big into conscious, aware shopping. I'm that person who picks up an avocado at the store, reads the label, and then runs home to look up the farm. Just to make sure nothing "bad" is happening at that farm. I rarely shop, as a result, (except for food) because it's SUCH a research project for me. Plus, I'm a minimalist. People come into my home and say "where's all your stuff?" Of course, that just means they haven't opened my craft room.  ;)

My dream is to purchase a sailboat (one of those new, "green" design ones), and live aboard on it. Traveling around the world, and having a grand adventure.  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Tanna on June 25, 2008 12:56:23 PM
Surely there must be some European hippies that want to join the fun; I can't be the only one?.... :-\

i'm an european and i just joined :D


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Post by: AradiaLane on June 25, 2008 01:28:23 PM
My baby and I are almost vegan. We still eat fish and use wool and leather and such. My husband eats very little meat. He fishes in the summer. Unfortunately our recycling program up here is horrible. There's no curbside recycling so we have to drive our recyclables to the center. But they only recycle one kind of plastic and cardboard so I have to throw away mostly everything unless I can reuse it. I always use canvas bags at the store. If I forget to bring one I'll buy another one. I wish I could use cloth everything but I really don't have a way to wash things often as I live in an appartment and the laundry costs $2.50 a load. But we do our best. Our water here is some of the best in the nation. Right out of the tap. I love it here. It's so wild and natural. Most people here love the outdoors and really respect nature. Its fantastic.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 25, 2008 02:30:53 PM
Hurray!! Glad you could come and join the party  ;D It's nice to see so many new faces too!  


Surely there must be some European hippies that want to join the fun; I can't be the only one?.... :-\

i'm an european and i just joined :D


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Post by: vgnmom on June 25, 2008 04:06:18 PM
man, i have missed a lot of discussion here! 
vegan, breastfeeding, co-sleeping mom here (i think this combo automatically gives me the title "crunchy"!)

if my partner-to-be can make cloth diaper covers, i will squeal with joy!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on June 25, 2008 04:15:18 PM
i'm almost vegan too.  i'm a veggie who still eats cheese, and occaisionally food with dairy in them. No fish, no meat, no chicken stock, and hardly any seafood. I never use leather, and only use wool if it's a wool blend yarn. Luckily I live in a county that picks up the trash and recycling once a week. However, The next county over doesn't, and my hippie friends that live there don't have a car.  Unfortunately, they have had to throw some recyclables away cause it was piling up. I hope they start making things out of their trash!! Our water here is iffy at home, but 1 mile away at my work, i can drink it without being filtered!!! ;D


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Post by: norahkate on June 25, 2008 08:12:16 PM

if my partner-to-be can make cloth diaper covers, i will squeal with joy!


i can make cloth diaper covers
(just thought i'd throw that out there) ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 25, 2008 09:00:00 PM
I had a partner receive in one of my swaps, and that organizer says I should have feedback tomorrow :)  YAY!  Then I will send in my info and be all over this!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 25, 2008 09:27:50 PM
i used to make cloth diapers and sell online, i still have alot of the materials. but being i have all the diapers i need for this last baby i have kinda petered out on the making and selling. i also made wipes, breastpads, and cloth menstrual pads


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on June 25, 2008 10:02:25 PM
I'm not uber crunchy but I totally respect those of you who are and I hope to move further in that direction once I'm officially out on my own.  My fiance and I don't live together until I graduate, so I pretty much eat what the parentals bring home, it saves on money although my mom and I are fairly aware as to what we eat and where it comes from.  Unfortunately I like meat too much to give it up, but I rarely eat beef or pork, it's mostly chicken, turkey and fish.
We recycle EVERYTHING!  Very little goes into the garbage and we have an excellent recycling service.  They pick up twice a week.  My fiance's apartment complex doesn't do recycling (this really irks me, I think everyone should have a recycling service, just like the garbage service) so he saves all his recyclables so that I can take them home with me and recycle them there.  It's nice too because our grocery store has an area to recycle all plastic bags so we save all of them and what we don't use later we take back to the grocery store (they take shopping bags from the mall too).  The plastic bags the newspaper comes in every morning we use to pick up dog poop (small dog = small poops).
I live in a nice neighborhood and absolutely LOVE to go garbage picking because so many people throw out such great things.  I've gotten a ton of furniture that has been taken to the curb and redone some of it.  My mom and aunt own a furniture repair business which also comes in handy when trying to fix up some of my finds.

I also like granola and birkenstocks... ;)



...btw hippiejo, the GH hoodie has received many-a compliment after I've been sporting it around!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on June 26, 2008 04:32:54 AM
I admire everyone here so much already :)  I did the breastfeeding and the co-sleeping thing, but I never did use cloth diapers.  My babysitter said I was the first client she ever had that breastfed, so she wasn't too keen on cloth.  I gave into the convenience, but it is a regret of mine.  My mom use cloth diapers for me and my siblings, so it was always in the back of my mind to do it. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 26, 2008 05:09:42 AM
I find awesome stuff on the street here too!  A couple of months ago me and my hubby found 6 giant oil paintings out in the trash.  Two of them were ruined, but still had terrific frames.  The rest are hanging in our house now.

I've also found snow shovels (who throws away snow shovels in Michigan?), a solid oak desk chair, and a working TV.  The TV was awesome, because our old one had just broken (I'd had it since college!) and we were on our way to buy a new one.  We saw it on the road and asked at the house.  It works just fine, they had just bought a bigger one.  I hate big TVs, so it was pretty perfect. 

We also buy all of our clothes--except for socks, shoes, and under stuff---second hand.  We're waaaaayyyyy not crunchy enough for used underwear.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 26, 2008 06:08:49 AM
Yeah, I drawn the line at preloved undies and shoes! *lol* Somethings you just gotta have from new  ;)
People don't throw stuff on the street here. If it won't fit in your wheelie bin, you have to go to the recycling centre with it.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 26, 2008 06:13:26 AM
My town actually has designated "trash trading" days in the summer.  They divide the town into a grid, and each section is given a different day...you can put out whatever you want to get rid of...and you can leave it out there for a whole week without getting in trouble...and that way all the neighbors can come and look through it and take what they want.  Hardly anything actually gets picked up by the garbage men at the end of the week.



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 26, 2008 06:49:42 AM
I'm not near as "Crunchy" as most of you as well, but I like to think I'm doing my part. I also feel that you don't have to be "Crunchy" to be a hippy. Loving the Earth and being aware of what you are doing to her is a great thing!
I have never considered myself "Crunchy" I guess. Just Earth aware.
I too would love to cloth diaper. My Mom did it with me, so someday when I have a little tree hugger it will have cloth diapers.  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 26, 2008 07:12:25 AM
Although I would say I am def. crunchy, I can't stand crunchies who rail against non-crunchies. I sell my stuff at the local co-op and I hear all kinds of things. But you know, it's all about love. Don't be a hater just cause your neighbor has eight trash cans full every week.
I would say 85% of the furnishings in the home are freecycled or from a yard sale. Honestly, I like "used" or "antique" stuff better because they used to make real furniture etc. to last for generations.
I dumpster dive too (in the cleanest meaning of the phrase) I actually have one of those pincher grasper things I use to get down into the bins. I mostly get bubble wrap and packing material from behind the furniture store (they have an entire dumpstere devoted to packing waste)- HELLO I can't believe people buy that stuff cause too many stores just pitch it. I saw a news program on (Today show?) one day and they had a girl who lived in NYC and all she wore were designer dumpster dived clothing- it was awesome.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on June 26, 2008 07:22:23 AM
Thelotetree, I totally agree with you :)  It's all about love.  You said it well.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 26, 2008 07:28:02 AM
well on the subject of dumpster diving- I saw a program about groups of people in NYC calling themselves 'freegans' I think. Basically its a movement of people across the country who dumpster dive around grocery stores looking for food thats prefectly good except the stores get rid of it because they arent selling it. Im not a crunchy. I like to recycle. I like antiques and old furniture and like getting things used because it has some history and meaning behind it. I like to eat organic and healthy but living with my family its not happening. We have a garden though. And reading about how all of you live is kind of inspiring. I think if people could get over themselves and take into practice some of these ideas the world would be a better place. That sounds cliche but I think its true.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 26, 2008 08:13:17 AM
Alright!  Got feedback, sending in on this one!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 26, 2008 08:20:54 AM
I have a friend who was a freegan for a while, until his girlfriend got sick of it. They existed off of baked goods in dumpsters behind grocery stores for months and months before I think she had enough. lol I think it's great that everyone is so Earth friendly. I breastfed for a while, anyone who can do it long term has my respect because it is HARD. We cosleep definitely.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Tanna on June 26, 2008 08:22:51 AM
I too would love to cloth diaper. My Mom did it with me, so someday when I have a little tree hugger it will have cloth diapers.  ;)

i would love to too, i only don't really know how it works cause everyone around me is just using the "modern-diapers"... well i don't have kids yet, so maybe when that time comes i will know how that works haha  :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 26, 2008 09:44:54 AM
I totally love old furniture and things like that. My Aunt and I rummage sale in the summer and find some really great stuff. Alot of the furniture in my house has come from rummage sales, auctions, or give away kind of things. Plus my entire family is really into collecting antiques and it has rubbed off on me. I also do the occasional dumpster diving!
My hubby and I bought our first new couch after we had been married for 2 years and it was the very first brand new couch I've ever had in a house I've lived in!  :D My family is all about handme downs and if it's not broke don't fix it!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on June 26, 2008 05:04:10 PM
I'm a clean hippy, lol, or a modern one.
I almost did cloth diapers...but the lack of sleep killed me enough to say no...if I had known about the ones with liners in them I would have done those.



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 26, 2008 05:54:50 PM
Everyone is so cool! I can't wait to get my partner!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 26, 2008 06:19:57 PM
 ;) Same here.....


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: vgnmom on June 26, 2008 07:30:16 PM
for those interested in cloth diapering in the future...

we use a diaper service, so all i do is toss the dirty cloths into a bin and every week a man arrives at my door, takes the poop diapers away and gives me a bag full of clean ones!  its a bit less $$ than disposables (pampers, huggies, name brand-y ones).  now, i am sure it would be more ecologically friendly to wash them myself (no car needed to pick up and drop off diapers, and probably the washing machines they use use TONS of energy) but hey, you do what you can. 

i run a home daycare and 3 out of 5 of my kids use cloth!  woohoo!

so if you are thinking that cloth diapering seems like too much of a hassle, look into diaper services!  we love ours.

ps.  how much longer till we get partners!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AttieNichole on June 27, 2008 09:48:32 AM
Are there any other fellow hippies who would like anything crocheted for this swap?  I also do my fair share of recycling and reconstructing!  I'm so excited about this swap!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 27, 2008 10:18:57 AM

Are there any other fellow hippies who would like anything crocheted for this swap?  I also do my fair share of recycling and reconstructing!  I'm so excited about this swap!
I think those swiffer covers are crocheted! I've also seen some really great market bags that are crocheted.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on June 27, 2008 12:50:40 PM
whoever is my partner is getting something crocheted for sure. I love it!!! ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 27, 2008 02:26:12 PM
 ;) Me too! I have loads of yarn to make super groovy stuff with  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 27, 2008 03:21:36 PM
Yay!  My supercoolawesome mom is going to come over this Sunday and help me get my dashiki in order so I can sew some up for this swap and myself ;)  Good thing my fabric is already washed n dried...no shrinkage for anyone!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 27, 2008 04:05:30 PM
Im not big into long hippy skirts but I saw some kick ass patchwork minis when I went shopping todayThey had ruffles and stuff. =]


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 27, 2008 04:41:19 PM
I am coveting LOVELY things on Etsy....these are items from my faves list on there.

Pre-stalking on ME for whomever ends up being my partner...  ;D

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11300001

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10042581

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12314407
(on this one...I have already bought 2 other skirts from her and they are AWESOME!!)

These items I purchased already...

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=7527734
(I bought one of these TOTALLY AWESOME custom skirts from her and I LIVE in it!)

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=7638362
(also bought this dress from the same seller...IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!she made it to my measurements as I am TOTALLY not the same size as her!  Had to send it back to fix the top part as I was lettin' it all hang out...literally...LOL!)

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=8015078
(the 3 fabrics shown in this listing...I have all 3 :)  I LOVE LOVE LOVE them ALL!)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 27, 2008 06:42:09 PM
i have a couple of those sellers wisted!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ccswch on June 27, 2008 07:59:09 PM
I just sent in my information :D This looks like a great swap!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 28, 2008 03:07:27 AM
Not long to wait now! I'm getting excited!  ;D By the way everybody, 1boy1girl1kitty2 has agreed to act as co-organiser as there's now so many wonderful swappers signed up!  ;D What a fantastic group we have here!  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 28, 2008 05:24:59 AM
Sapphire.. those are so gorgeous! I did have a couple of those sellers favorited too!! I to would also love to recieve an awesome patchwork article of clothing!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 28, 2008 09:41:14 AM
Yea for 1boy1girl1kitty2! We do have a great bunch of swappers  ;)
And I met a neighbor  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 28, 2008 10:01:58 AM
i was stalking profiles (lots of talented poppet makers by btw) and happened to notice that always inspired lives only 1.5 hours away!! i actually go to her town to shop for groceries we can't get in canada!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 28, 2008 10:03:45 AM
The Craftster World's a small one.... ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 28, 2008 11:22:05 AM
I've only done a minute amount of patchwork, but last night I started a giant piece of greens/browns/teals and creams for a skirt tutorial I found in the clothing pages.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=57160.0
I decided that might work. I'm very excited to see how it goes. My husband's grandmother recently went into a nursing home and gave sister-in-law and me all of her fabric. It was really, very thoughtful and generous. She had a lot of these great fabrics with grass, wood grains and trees. Totally great for hippie patchwork! So exciting.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 28, 2008 02:43:10 PM
This may be a freak thing, but when i clicked on this name (29. shaun.reilly*   (UK)) it took me to my private messages.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 28, 2008 03:13:36 PM
Oo blimey, I'll check that out!  :o


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 28, 2008 03:15:48 PM
Okay, sorted it! Stalk away!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on June 28, 2008 03:21:15 PM
I'm excited, and I really want to start on a project....hurry with the partners, lol


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on June 28, 2008 03:26:23 PM
I'm so excited about this swap too. I kind of started gather supplies and little "extras" already!

At this rate, I'll be ready to send out 48 hours after partnering up, lol.  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 28, 2008 03:26:41 PM
Hey folks! We've just hit the 30 swapper mark! Woohoo!  ;D  

By the way, I'm on GMT time, so don't leave it too late if you're thinking of signing up  ;) You only have two days left!  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: mermaid melanie on June 28, 2008 03:28:44 PM
Yay, I'm in! I am so pumped. Summertime is the best crafting time!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 28, 2008 03:31:49 PM
If there're any swappers who haven't posted in the thread yet, come and say 'Hi'  ;D We don't bite and it's nice to get to know each other!  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on June 28, 2008 04:09:59 PM
Whitleean- that is awesome you got all that fabric. I just went to JoAnn's today and all the stuff I want is 8.99/ yard  :'(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on June 28, 2008 04:15:33 PM
Umm,  I'm just stopping by for a second to say "hi" before I crash out!

So, hey!

 8)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 28, 2008 04:41:23 PM
'Hi!' and I'm just about to crash too *yawns* it's 12.40 here and I'm buzzing with ideas, but I've been partying hard for the last few days and it's catching up with me  ;)  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on June 28, 2008 04:44:04 PM
Hey guys!!! Woo I'm so excited for this swap!! I still have no idea what I'm going to make :P but I will figure that out when I get my partner info, been stalking a few people, but nothing major.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 28, 2008 05:07:50 PM
 ;D It's awesome to see so many people!!!! I knew there had to me more like me around.... ::) ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 28, 2008 05:55:41 PM
All the batik fabric at the local fabric store is $9.25 a yard!!  :P Good thing I have a $10 off coupon I saved especially for this swap! Hehehe I might know who my partner is already  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 28, 2008 06:18:40 PM
Sorry for the double post, but going through Thesapphiremoons wists I found that she has wisted my geisha embroidery!! Yea!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on June 29, 2008 07:11:53 AM
Hi Everyone!!! I've been stalking this board since it first came up and I finally have my feedback for my first swap. So, totally last minute, but I signed up! I can't wait! Like some of you I've read, I really don't know what I'm going to make yet. Hopefully, I'll get a better idea once I get a partner....

YAY!

PS, I literally just started my wist...thats why it looks kind of sad. I'm working on it though...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 29, 2008 07:24:15 AM
Hiya! Have a look at other peoples wists on here; there's oodles of good stuff!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on June 29, 2008 07:37:16 AM
yay!  last day!!  I can't wait to get started!  I know I should be logical and finish my other swaps up first, but realistically, I'll go crazy for this right when I get my partner's info. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 29, 2008 07:55:38 AM
Okay everybody, if you're thinking of joining us for this swap, better do it very soon; I'm going to be closing sign-ups in maybe an hour as I'm off to stay with my Mum tonight and I'd like to get partners done before I go  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on June 29, 2008 07:59:53 AM
Hmm, very diffucult how wisting can turn to shopping...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 29, 2008 08:04:37 AM
RAFLMAO!! Stafishtaylz, your Wists have doubled since I looked at them a minute ago when I signed you up  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on June 29, 2008 08:06:37 AM
Lol, I started playing around on etsy....

Damn etsy...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 29, 2008 08:12:04 AM
Spent any money yet? *lol* Or is it all virtual shopping?  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on June 29, 2008 08:16:44 AM
Not yet, this weeks paycheck isn't dated until tomorrow... :-\


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 29, 2008 08:21:16 AM
I have several skirts I'm seriously considering purchasing after all of this. lol My wists were empty too.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 29, 2008 08:39:45 AM
AlwaysInspired, I think I may know who my partner will be too *hint hint*  ;D 

Change of plans...spaced out on the fact that my girl already got tickets for us to see a baseball game this afternoon, so my mom won't be coming over after all unless the game gets rained out and/or we come home early from it.

I have some totally cool Earth Day fabric I got off Etsy a while back...something TOLD me to buy it....and I bet I KNEW somehow that this swap was coming and I WOULD be in it!  LOL!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 29, 2008 08:48:22 AM
I played around making a patchwork apron style top last night. I don't know how happy I am with it. Maybe it would look better on someone who has smaller "endowments" shall we say. It is totally reversable too! I'll post it when the hubby gets home to take a pic. On other great news, I went digging around in an attic yesterday and found an awesome extra to add with my partner's package, better yet, it's from the right era and it was brand new!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 29, 2008 10:11:41 AM
Okay, I'm closing sign-ups now.  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 29, 2008 10:45:59 AM
AWWWW SNAP! Partners!!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on June 29, 2008 10:57:30 AM
Yay! My partner seems awesome! I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 29, 2008 10:59:38 AM
Okay, let the crafting commence!!  ;D I would have liked to have had all of you for partners by the way  ;D ;D

Now go chat to your partners and have fun!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 29, 2008 11:34:50 AM
 ;D PARTNERS!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 29, 2008 12:01:23 PM
Woot! I just finished cleaning the kitchen and decided to reward myself with a Craftster break and I get my partner pm!!!!  ;D I just sent TheSapphireMoon a pm and I'm off to get started planning!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on June 29, 2008 01:51:24 PM
Yeah!!!! Thanks Samsara for the awesome match up :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on June 29, 2008 02:13:16 PM
 :-\ I didn't get a pm yet.......


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on June 29, 2008 03:08:50 PM
YEEEE HAW ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on June 29, 2008 06:27:51 PM
I'm super excited to partner with you teachingjonah!

btw is anyone having trouble getting onto my wists?  I tried to get on mine from a different computer and had a hard time.  It was saying the page was not available an such.  I'm wondering if it's just me?


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 29, 2008 06:30:46 PM
I'm super excited to partner with you teachingjonah!

btw is anyone having trouble getting onto my wists?  I tried to get on mine from a different computer and had a hard time.  It was saying the page was not available an such.  I'm wondering if it's just me?


Its because you have it written wrong.

www.wists.com/jadeye (http://www.wists.com/jadeye)

und voila! wist reappears  :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: norahkate on June 29, 2008 06:42:02 PM
so excited about this swap!  i wish i could start right now...have to finish a dress for my niece so i can send it in the morning, she wants a "special princess dress for the fireworks show"...i had to oblige. ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 29, 2008 06:50:43 PM
I've already started a small!
I'm going to the fabric store with coupon in hand tomorrow!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on June 29, 2008 08:42:06 PM
I'm super excited to partner with you teachingjonah!

btw is anyone having trouble getting onto my wists?  I tried to get on mine from a different computer and had a hard time.  It was saying the page was not available an such.  I'm wondering if it's just me?


Its because you have it written wrong.

www.wists.com/jadeye (http://www.wists.com/jadeye)

und voila! wist reappears  :)


 Thanks, I think its just one of those days  ::) lol!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 29, 2008 08:51:23 PM
Yea!! I just finished a medium!! Well actually almost finished a medium. I have some embellishments to do which may take some time and then I'll be done with a medium. I am definitely making some of these for my self too  ;D


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Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on June 29, 2008 10:38:26 PM
wow some of you are ambitious!! i'm uber busy this week. tomorrow is the parade for the 100 anniversary of the ag society, tuesday is canada day and a whole lota stuff going on for the kids, wednesday is the demo derby, thursday is my sisters move in day to her new house, friday and saturday is moving in and deck building at my sisters new place and sunday i think i might rest! somewhere in there i have to go pay my monthly bills!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on June 30, 2008 12:58:16 AM
Okay, you should all have your partners questionnaires! I hope you've all been in contact with your partners by now; if there's anyone who hasn't heard from their partner yet, please let me know.  ;) 

I know everybody's going to be busily crafting now, but it would be nice to keep the chatter going while we're crafting and I'd like everybody to check in at least once a week on the thread just so we know everyone's okay. Shall we make Friday check in day?   :D
 
Also, 1boy1girl1kitty2 is going to be handling the sending /receiving side of this swap, so can you let her know by pm when you send and when you receive, and you need to give her a copy of the DC number. (European swappers won't have a DC number). Please also let your partner know when you send and when you receive and be prepared to post tons of pictures in the gallery for us all to 'ooo' and 'ahh' over  ;D
Any problems, feel free to pm me...

Have fun folks!!  


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Post by: pixie5 on June 30, 2008 05:34:53 AM
yay partners!! I'm super happy with mine!!! :D


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Post by: vgnmom on June 30, 2008 07:10:57 AM
ok, i am way too tired or something - can someone just verify, are the requirements a large, med and small?   ???  i know its on the first post somewhere, but my mind cant find it!!!  i think thats right, but could someone just let me know for sure.
man, i have got to start sleeping though the night.  or should i say, my daughter has got to start sleeping through the night!


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Post by: thelotetree on June 30, 2008 07:30:11 AM
You're right, one small, one med and one large ;)

Starting on my large and medium today!!


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Post by: Samsara on June 30, 2008 08:18:20 AM
That's right vgnmom, the minimum requirement is one large, one medium and one small. If you wish to craft more than that, you're quite welcome to discuss that with your partner   ;D

ok, i am way too tired or something - can someone just verify, are the requirements a large, med and small?   ???  i know its on the first post somewhere, but my mind cant find it!!!  i think thats right, but could someone just let me know for sure.
man, i have got to start sleeping though the night.  or should i say, my daughter has got to start sleeping through the night!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 30, 2008 09:24:52 AM
I just officially finished my medium!!  ;D I love days that are devoted to crafting!! I'm off to get ready for a trip to the fabric store now!!


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Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on June 30, 2008 09:38:35 AM
I'm still waiting to see my partners questions...
 :o

I really want to start


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Post by: Samsara on June 30, 2008 09:59:27 AM
I've just resent it to you Kiwi-Chickie  ;) Hopefully you'll get it this time....


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 30, 2008 10:02:20 AM
I just finished one of my items...I would say it qualifies as a small medium :)  My partner and I are under the FULL understanding that there WILL be extras made on both ends :)  LOL!  So, it will be one of the required items or an extra of some sort.  I have another small item I will be making maybe tomorrow or Wednesday, or I may just bring the stuff for it and make it at work again on Thursday...we will see how well I can manage my time on my 2 days off.


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Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 30, 2008 10:10:12 AM
Im not panicking or anything but I havent heard from my partner yet =[


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Post by: Samsara on June 30, 2008 10:32:32 AM
She hasn't been online since yesterday, I wouldn't worry, I'm sure she'll be in touch as soon as she comes on  ;)


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Post by: KidWithKemikals on June 30, 2008 10:34:15 AM
thats what I though but you know.. anxious swappers :P


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Post by: superhooker on June 30, 2008 11:14:09 AM
I can't believe how awesome and laid back my partner is!!!  I get the feeling that she's going to be getting quite a few extras!  I've got a bunch of really fun ideas....one of them is really "out there" for me, but I'm using Ecstatic as an excuse to try it out!


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Post by: ScotSkipper402 on June 30, 2008 11:17:04 AM
yay partners!! I'm super happy with mine!!! :D

Me TOO!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 30, 2008 12:15:12 PM
Yea! I just went fabric shopping!!  ;D Good thing I had that coupon, batiks are expensive and the hubby just rolled his eyes. He does like the colors I picked out and such though.
TheSapphireMoon is definitely getting spoiled. My medium I finished kind of turned into a medium/large after all was said and done. I love it when my partner is okay with me going overboard  ;D


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Post by: Samsara on June 30, 2008 12:24:05 PM
 ;D There's certainly lots of hippy loving going on! I have one thing started for Esmecraftin and one pretty much finished  :D  I might sneak out supply shopping tomorrow when the BF's at work!


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Post by: stafishtaylz on June 30, 2008 12:27:11 PM
I can't believe you guys are finishing projects already!!! I went to the fabric store today and was overwhelmed!!! I need to do a bit more planning first!!!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 30, 2008 12:31:09 PM
Well I have my fabrics and my patter/idea for the large, and I'm scared to cut it  :P This will be the first time I'm making something like this for someone other than me! I may call in back up to help me make sure I cut it right.


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Post by: Samsara on June 30, 2008 12:33:38 PM
Hee hee! I live my life by the Chaos Theory! There's very little planning involved!  ;)

I can't believe you guys are finishing projects already!!! I went to the fabric store today and was overwhelmed!!! I need to do a bit more planning first!!!


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Post by: adrenalynn on June 30, 2008 12:38:17 PM
oooooo, i hope my partner likes my wierdo hippy style!! i have all these grrrreat ideas for neato extras..if she doesnt mind.nothing crazy..just lotsa hippy happiness ;D


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Post by: ccswch on June 30, 2008 12:45:43 PM
I have my large item planned and that is all I've gotten done! Thursday - Sunday we're going to be camping so I won't even get anything started until next week... *sigh*


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Post by: irish_chicky on June 30, 2008 12:52:40 PM
wooo i went fabric and wool shopping today!! So excited, I think my partner will like what I picked out.

I have one small thing finished so far, and hope to get started my large thing today into Canada day!




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Post by: Ecstatic on June 30, 2008 03:48:13 PM
I'm having so much fun with this. I'm almost finished with one thing ... and then I saw a pattern for this other, similar thing, and kind of wanted to try it out. I thought, it's always nice to have a choice of two "things" that look different, but have a similar use.

Needless to say, I have too many ideas ... I blame superhooker's wist list. It's really all her fault, I'm forced by all these ideas to craft extras. ;) :P


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 30, 2008 04:41:11 PM
It is a good thing I called on back up to help me figure some stuff out for my large or I would have been kicking myself silly!  :P I now have it figured out and will get to work on it tomorrow hopefully.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 30, 2008 04:47:08 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna need backup for my large item too :)  Mom to the rescue!


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Post by: norahkate on June 30, 2008 04:49:58 PM

 I blame superhooker's wist list. It's really all her fault, I'm forced by all these ideas to craft extras. ;) :P

i think i bookmarked half that wist when i was looking around during another swap :D


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Post by: superhooker on June 30, 2008 06:43:54 PM

 I blame superhooker's wist list. It's really all her fault, I'm forced by all these ideas to craft extras. ;) :P

i think i bookmarked half that wist when i was looking around during another swap :D

Muahahahahaha!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on June 30, 2008 07:18:28 PM
I convinced my backup, aka Auntie, to help me with the math!  ;D


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Post by: jadeye on June 30, 2008 08:28:18 PM
I've decided to try something new, but thankfully with a lot of guidance from the "experts"  ;)



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Post by: Samsara on June 30, 2008 11:52:31 PM
I have a great idea simmering for my large item; I need to get some supplies though and work out the technicalities....


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Post by: adrenalynn on July 01, 2008 07:04:07 AM
im goin for the wing it style...when i use patterns,,it gets messy, but somehow, by hand,, its beautiful!! heeheee!!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 01, 2008 08:36:07 AM
I work well with minimal or VERY simple patterns, like the jordy bag...that is UBER simple to me and I have no issues putting it all together.

The dashiki is 2 pieces for the top, then 2 patch pockets....again, UBER simple, BUT I have to make the tops or make a pattern piece for the tops (I say topSSS, because I am going to make myself one out of the same batik...yay, we will be 'twins'....that is, if we were in the same city and knew one another!  LOL!) and THAT is what is going to be difficult for me....


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Post by: KidWithKemikals on July 01, 2008 08:48:02 AM
I tried to do a squarish tote once.. it might have been the jordy but I messed it all up
its probably because I cant measure correctly but you know.. crooked gives it character :D


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 01, 2008 11:12:31 AM
I have the large sitting in front of my computer monitor right now. Part is cut and I have some other cutting to do. I may get to work on it today, but if not today then for sure tomorrow!! It is sweltering outside so staying the the craft dungeon would be perfect.


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Post by: shaun.reilly on July 01, 2008 01:20:30 PM
Well, I sewed through 6 movies so far and I'm about two thirds of the way through my Large item...

Lucky I'm on holiday really  :D



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Post by: hippiejo74 on July 01, 2008 01:32:20 PM
 ;D Man, I just went to Hancock Fabric and they had a managers special on batik patchwork (already sewn together!!!!!!) for $3.49 yd!!!!!! WooHoo!!!!!


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 01, 2008 04:51:31 PM
wow, that's an amazing deal!!!

I'm about 1/3 the way through my medium thing, it's taking a while cause I keeping doing a bit then putting it down again haha.

ok, I'm going to clean my craft room... still need to find my measuring tape... I have two... how can I not find either or them?

Gah, gotta love moving into a new house.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 01, 2008 05:17:04 PM
I have 3 measuring tapes and can rarely find 1!  ;D


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 01, 2008 05:35:13 PM
haha it seems to be a delema that we all have, like when I really need my fabric sheers I can never find them :P


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 01, 2008 06:22:16 PM
I totally organized my craft area recently.  I have 2 of those rolling carts o drawers, a tall 7 drawer and a smaller 3 drawer one full of fabric, notions, and my SHEARS.  Measuring tape is in a small snap-top box with my machine and serger so I can always find it...tucked in there is a seam ripper, marking pens/pencil, snips, needles, bobbins full and empty, a couple extra thread rolls, and some practice fabric in case my machine gets funny and I have to make sure it is sewing properly again.  Yeah, I REALLY organized items....  :P  It's kinda my 'thing' :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 01, 2008 08:08:21 PM
My craft dungeon ,as the hubby calls it, always starts out super organized and then turns into disaster area #1. I'm never sure how it happened either.  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on July 01, 2008 08:15:43 PM
just finished working in my studio. been there for the last 5 hours or so. big mess.........so tired...


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 02, 2008 05:02:18 AM
I can't wait to start!!!! I have most of my fabrics, but I have a 4 day weekend so I'm thinking that'll be the time to get going. My craft room is cleaned and organized as of last week. (I wouldn't let myself sign up for another swap without doing it). Its been a disaster since January since we moved in!


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 02, 2008 05:50:38 AM
ok, today is major clean up day :P I've been slacking big time, first eat breakfast, second take some pictures of the crazy mess, then ORGANIZE!!!

Shouldn't take to to long... I hope :P I want to start on my large item today. Atleast get it all cut out...... hmm shears and measuring tape...... I will find them.

The sapphiremoon, you sould soooo organized, I to have those rolling drawer things, well I have one but I have the perfect spot to put my sewing stuff I just have to clear out some drawers.

I'm like alwaysinspired though, I clean it today, in less then a week it will be a disaster again... I blame it on gremlins


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 02, 2008 06:29:41 AM
ooooo Gremlins! I never thought of that. Sounds like a good excuse to tell the hubby when he comes down and shakes his head. Okay you all have motivated me. I'll be cleaning my studio up today too. My little sis is coming over, she can pick up all the scraps and such from the floor  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 02, 2008 06:52:01 AM
I'm cleaning out just about everything BUT my studio!  I've decided to have a garage sale toward the end of July, so I have to rummage through the whole house trying to find stuff to sell.  We're hoping to make money to help with getting our roof done.  We've got a LOT of roof, so it'll be pretty expensive. 

I know I won't be selling my craft stuff, though...my stash is holy....


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 02, 2008 06:55:03 AM
haha put the little ones to work!!

I have to go through boxes mostly and see what's in them, clean out what I dont want and what I do want and figure out where to put everything

Super hooker: I did that not to long ago too, it's very satisfying to clean out the "trash". I still have some more of that to do actually.


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Post by: thelotetree on July 02, 2008 07:12:07 AM
I think my partner is a little scared.. this is my first swap  ;D I'm going to post a sneak peak picture soon to get some feedback.


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 02, 2008 07:27:41 AM
I WISH I took a picture of the before mess! I couldn't even walk through the room! But, now everything is great and neat and tidy...lets hope it stays that way through this swap.

Now if I could only get my fiance to stop stealing my shears...hmm...


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Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 02, 2008 07:36:29 AM
oh wow so many have started! i have the materials i need but i'm not even starting untill the weekend. that way i can just go threw and make everything all at once


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 02, 2008 08:09:22 AM
Oh! I just finished the first half of my small item! Yay! I don't feel behind!


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 02, 2008 08:36:45 AM
well I have some progress.... but I cant find the broom.. hahaha, today is not my day.

I have my scraps in piles, small to large scraps, and I have my wool in my wicker bag and stuff that shoudn't be in my craft room at all in another pile lol.

Still have more boxes to go through though.

So back on track, I got more done on my med last night, but I'm leaving the rest to my long drive to and from the PEI bridge on Saturday.


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Post by: shaun.reilly on July 02, 2008 08:47:21 AM
You're all so *lucky*!!!

I wish I had a craft room, or even a corner!  Ach well,  it's not so bad sewing in bed...  :)


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 02, 2008 08:49:25 AM
You're all so *lucky*!!!

I wish I had a craft room, or even a corner!  Ach well,  it's not so bad sewing in bed...  :)

I've been in the same situation  you are in hun... I still craft in bed though sometimes :P


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 02, 2008 08:52:02 AM
I did the same thing in every apartment I had, and I'd sew on the kitchen table. Of course I didn't get much done because I'd have to pack and unpack everything constantly so that cats wouldn't get to it. It wasn't until we rented a house 6 months ago where I finally have my own space...


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 02, 2008 09:19:08 AM
Okay, all this talk about craft rooms so I figured now that mine was all cleaned up I'd show it off. I think I'm finally happy with the way I arranged it. There enough floor space, my cutting table folds down, and my fiance finally built me a counter top to sew on. It looks uneven in the pic but its straight in real life. I don't know about you guys, but I don't use an ironing board. I can't press things flat enough, so I use the counter top. I've been doing it for years and I haven't burned one yet!







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Post by: SewMamaLady on July 02, 2008 09:30:51 AM
I've got lots of supplies today at Joann's. I took my girlies and dropped them off for a sewing class, then picked up what I needed. Too much fun. The lady at the cash register said, "You better get out of here or you're going to end up with the whole store." LOL Thanks lady.....Like I don't already know how bad the craft addiction is.

So I have to ask, because I looooove babies, shaun.reilly, who is the little precious one??


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Post by: Samsara on July 02, 2008 09:38:41 AM
Hee hee, I have my own craft room (well, I share it with the bloke and his PC) and it's so tiny that all my craft stash is piled up in boxes around me. It's lovingly refered to as my 'nest'. I still craft in bed though, especially on a Sunday morning when the Hollyoaks Omnibus is on and I have tea on tap thanks to blokey!  ;)  


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Post by: Crafterbynite on July 02, 2008 10:33:03 AM
love the pink vacuum


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 02, 2008 10:42:20 AM
wow that's a great craft space! I'm just arranging my space now, but it's a little hard cause I'm sharing the space with my guest room, but that may change since we got a futon. But for not it's a craft room/guest room.

I have more stuff then I thought I had haha oh well I'll hopefully get it all organized to my liking in the next few hours.

I also love your pink vacuum!



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 02, 2008 11:02:45 AM
i love you craft room! i share mine with the washer and dryer!

that quilt you have one your wall looks vaguely familiar . . . hhmmm where have i seen that before? (oh your maple leaf is upside down)


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Post by: teachingjonah on July 02, 2008 11:25:03 AM
I'm so jealous of the craft room.  I have a closet to store my stuff, but it is usually empty because I always take my crafting from room to room, and a lot of it ends up in the car.  I like to crochet during road trips.
I am still in the planning stages of crafting for this swap, but I did go to the craft store today and pick up a few items. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 02, 2008 12:00:10 PM
woooo I found one of my measuring tapes!!!! haha

my room is starting to look like a craft room, I'm going to have to celebrate tonight by making something. I'm going away Sat, Sun and Mon and need some stuff to wear.... hmm

Don't worry I havnt forgot my partner :P But her's is going to take a bit longer to make then one hour lol




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Post by: SewMamaLady on July 02, 2008 12:07:50 PM
woooo I found one of my measuring tapes!!!! haha

my room is starting to look like a craft room, I'm going to have to celebrate tonight by making something. I'm going away Sat, Sun and Mon and need some stuff to wear.... hmm

Don't worry I havnt forgot my partner :P But her's is going to take a bit longer to make then one hour lol
 


I looked for just one of my two measuring tapes for an hour the other morning. It was underneath a massive stack of fabric. It was ridiculous!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on July 02, 2008 01:05:57 PM
Hey there!

whitleeann :  His name is Bradley, he's my cousin's, he's one year old and I wish he was mine!

:)



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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 02, 2008 01:28:40 PM
Well I meant well on the cleaning of the craft room, but then I just gave up and crafted. I'm being an angel for a swap so I wanted to finish it up quick and get it ready to send out. Now I'm off to make myself a pair of pants and then maybe I'll get the craft dungeon clean. The hubby named it that. He lovingly made me a work bench with a drafting table and stuck it in a corner of the basement. He even carpeted the floor with some brand new free carpet from his work. It is so ugly, but it keeps my feet from getting cold. I use our old dining room table for my sewing table and ironing station. It isn't as nice as that rockin' craft space, but I love it.  ;)
By the way, all I have left to make is my large and I'm saving it for tomorrow so I can work steady on it.  ;D


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Post by: Samsara on July 02, 2008 02:38:51 PM
Hey there!

whitleeann :  His name is Bradley, he's my cousin's, he's one year old and I wish he was mine!

:)



He's adorable!  ;D


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 02, 2008 02:58:43 PM
Thanks! I'm not much of a pink person myself, but I do love my pink dyson. I got it half off because it was a floor model!!! Whoopie!!! I'm a sucker for stuff on sale.

Yes, I do love my craft room very much, and I'm really glad to have it. I do still sew in bed, but it makes my fiance mad when he wants the lights off to relax and I can't see what I'm doing. To be honest, I could probably use my room more than I do, but I don't like to be in there alone. I put up a screen door so I wouldn't be closed off from the rest of the house, and to keep the pets out. Its the only pet free room in our home.

Yes, the quilt pieces on the wall my partner has seen before as we were just partners in the Lap Quilts for All Swap. My maple leaf is upside down yes, but I just fixed it. I need a bigger piece of flannel for the wall for this quilt. But my squares normally aren't 12x12, so I guess I might just leave it...


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Post by: superhooker on July 02, 2008 03:17:26 PM
I'd post a picture of my craft room, but my vacuum is broken, and there is black doggie hair all over my beige carpet...yick.  My hubby is supposed to fix the vacuum this week.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is fixable...our vacuums never seem to last more than a year and a half.


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Post by: thelotetree on July 02, 2008 05:23:44 PM
Here is a sneak peak at my large project... what do you think??


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 02, 2008 05:28:04 PM
I like the embroidery, especially the lover left corner. I looked all over at 3 JoAnns Monday for courderoy. No one had any... :o(


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 02, 2008 05:52:42 PM
Oh, wow!  Love the embroidery on that :)

I have several extras put aside...and my medium item is done.  I will be taking the small to work to work on it tomorrow, as I did the medium throughout the day on Monday...and my large hopefully will get started and finished on Sunday...time with mom permitting :)  LOL!


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Post by: norahkate on July 02, 2008 07:41:45 PM
just reading all this makes me so excited...and so inspired to craft!  i just finished supergirl dresses for my friend's little girls and started on this swap tonight.  between work and family though life has been crazy busy, but my husband has promised to take both littlies out for a walk or something (anything) and give me an entire afternoon to myself to craft over the holiday weekend.  otherwise most (possibly all) of my crafting gets done after 9:00 at night, which makes for a tired me the next day!   :)
but i have almost all my materials for this and all i have to do is decide which things not to make because my list is way too long and i'm going for just plain "too long" ;)


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Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 02, 2008 08:18:20 PM
I like the embroidery, especially the lover left corner. I looked all over at 3 JoAnns Monday for courderoy. No one had any... :o(

i find mine at yard sales, salvation army,  or bargain bins at walmart. i find it anywhere i don't think of looking


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Post by: ScotSkipper402 on July 02, 2008 08:32:59 PM
pixie5 -> Happy_Hooker  -> Scotskipper402 -> pixie5


Total KARMA, man.

I got to visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC this afternoon, and had some crafty materials blessed by a for-real monk from Bhutan. Farrrrrr Ouuuuuttt!


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Post by: Ecstatic on July 02, 2008 08:34:10 PM
I've been finishing up things for a swap due on the 24th, though I want to send earlier. And, I've been busy accompanying my mom to various places. She's leaving for the summer, and I'm here pet/house sitting. I drive her to the airport tomorrow. And plan to re-start crafting for this swap then.

I'm so excited about my large ... er, maybe one of them, lol. I just can't decide between my 2 ideas. I've started the basics on it, and now I am super excited to really begin the process of putting it altogether.

Re: craft rooms - I am such a minimalist. My (sewing and knitting) stash is quite small, and almost all of it is tagged for projects. I kind of buy when I have an idea for a project, never randomly. I just can't stand clutter and having tons of stuff. I physically and creatively can't craft when it's in my way. So, my "craft room" is quite sparse. Like a medieval monk. ;)


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Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on July 03, 2008 05:26:17 AM
I've got a medium done! lol and I had a dream about what my big one will be. (the best crafts come to me in dreams)....if I can do it, lol.

 ;D ;D


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Post by: superhooker on July 03, 2008 06:12:59 AM
I'm definitely not a minimalist...I think that the real reason for my stash is that the materials themselves are an inspiration for me.  I almost always work from my stash...I'll see something and just know what it wants to be!  The only times I go out and buy things directly for a project is if someone asks me for something in particular, and I don't have the appropriate stuff.

I'm going to Joanns today to get the perfect yarn for my large project.


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 03, 2008 07:28:02 AM
Yay! I finished my small projects and 1/2 my medium. I still have to plan my large and a few extras!


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Post by: Samsara on July 03, 2008 08:27:23 AM
I'm nearly done with my large, just a few more embellishments.... ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 03, 2008 08:41:45 AM
I hope to start my large today. To get myself in the mood to craft hippy I made myself a great pair of patchwork and denim wrap pants  ;D Way hippy, man!!


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Post by: Samsara on July 03, 2008 08:44:37 AM
And when do we get to see piccies of those??  ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 03, 2008 08:47:21 AM
When the hubby gets home from work he'll take a pic for me. I can't seem to do it myself  ;) So a little later would be the answer to your question  ;D


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Post by: superhooker on July 03, 2008 09:17:06 AM
Oh fun!  I can't wait to see!


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Post by: shaun.reilly on July 03, 2008 09:33:33 AM
Oh you all seem to be hard at work and I've spent the entire day wandering about Edinburgh charity shops buying stuff I don't need and completely neglecting the swap...   

I'll do lots tomorrow...

That's what I always say ::)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 03, 2008 12:52:25 PM
Yikes, I just had to make a mad dash to the fabric store for 1/4 yard more of a fabric for my large. I thought I was set, until I started cutting and realized I was a bit short!
All better now and I'm starting on my large finally.
Hubby will be home shortly to take that pic of the pants too.  ;D


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Post by: KidWithKemikals on July 03, 2008 02:28:36 PM
jeeze you guys are crafting wizards..
I havent even begin!

but with both me and my partner away for the weekend I guess were on the same page.
Enjoy the holiday everyone!


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Post by: superhooker on July 03, 2008 02:30:50 PM
I just got back from a big shopping spree!  (not a fun one, its mostly because we have to fix a bunch of house stuff.  : >:()
I got the materials for Ecstatic's large item.  I can't believe my husband allowed me to get it....If he hadn't talked me into how awesome it would be for the project, I never would have sprung for it!  He is a huge enabler.  He also actually forced me to get a fiskars set with a giant self healing mat and rotary cutter.  I think he just wants to use it.  

Joanns is having an awesome sale right now...in case anyone didn't know!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 03, 2008 02:31:23 PM
Got my small done today!  I love how it turned out...and I wanna keep it...but I will restrain myself :)


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 03, 2008 02:47:56 PM
Well, I finished my small, and 1/2 my medium. I have plans for a few extras, but I was definately inspired for my large today!!! AND I just printed my coupons for JoAnns!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 03, 2008 03:02:32 PM
I wish we had a joann's! :'( I do like giving business to my local quilt shop, but this large project has come at a pretty high cost. Good thing I really wanted to make it and that the hubby got a raise and decided I could splurge just this once! I'm definitely spoiling TheSapphireMoon!!  ;D I just had to take a break from pinning! I'm ankle deep in my large and I've never pinned so much before. I'm not really a pinning gal, I usually just hold stuff together and hope for the best, but I really want this to be as perfect as possible so I'm pinning EVERYTHING!!  ;D


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 03, 2008 03:26:35 PM
Here is that pic I promised of my Hippy wrap pants. I've been wearing them all day and the hippyness is rubbing off on my large!
You can see more pics here
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255137.0



PS. If TheSapphireMoon looks closely she will get a hint as to something that is part of her large  ;)


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Post by: superhooker on July 03, 2008 04:15:46 PM
You're sending her a fish tank!!!!

Those pants are awesome!  If you ever feel like making some more, let me know! ;)


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Post by: teachingjonah on July 03, 2008 05:12:22 PM
Alwaysinspired, those pants look so good.  I love the idea of the patchwork on the sides. 
I have a naked, hippy poppet sitting on my couch. Good thing it was so rainny today.  I didn't feel too bad about the boys playing video games all day while I worked on her ;)


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Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 03, 2008 05:22:19 PM
wow you guys are making me feel bad for not even starting yet! but usually the longer i sit thinking about what to make i end up with more ideas than i need but can't decide what will get the cut so i make em all and spoil my partner!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 03, 2008 05:31:56 PM
You're sending her a fish tank!!!!

Those pants are awesome!  If you ever feel like making some more, let me know! ;)
:D No I'm not sending her a fishtank and yes I know it needs water added  ;)
I'm also not sending her my wooden elephant, newspapers from the coffee table, my green lazy boy, or the messy open writting desk in the background  ;D  ;)
I have just about finished my large after only 1 horrible incident! I may be able to send sometime next week if I can get everything together and find a box!! People always say I send so early, but if I don't send early I'd just keep making stuff until I had 3 boxes to send!


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Post by: jadeye on July 03, 2008 05:33:15 PM
wow teachingjonah, you're working fast!  I'm getting so excited!  I have your small done, but am just starting the medium and large projects.


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 03, 2008 05:39:31 PM
I think I may end up sending early. Only because I think I'll run into the same problem. I always spoil people, especially with gifts. I try to out-do everyone else, especially my family. So, I don't want to keep crafting and crafting and crafting because honestly it will never be enough...


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Post by: hippiejo74 on July 03, 2008 06:45:08 PM
 :o Wow....usually I'm one of the first to send, and I only just started.....I had to find the perfect fabric and notions...... ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 03, 2008 06:52:26 PM
Well the large is done and I don't want to give it up!!!!!  ;D Good thing it isn't my size or it might just stay here.  ;) I'm soooooo happy with how it came out! It is by far my greatest sewing achievement!!
I may make 1 more small item and then I'll be gathering stuff together  ;D


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Post by: Ecstatic on July 03, 2008 08:32:21 PM
I'm so intrigued by what superhooker is making!

I, too, am with an enabler. He's an artist/designer. We enable one another. Unfortunately, that means when we're in an art or craft store together ... there is no one there to hinder or stop us. Except, maybe, the minimalist in me. Though, there's no reigning him in. So, even that doesn't work.

I rarely wind up sending early. I often finish crafting early, but then I have all this time until the send out date, so I wait ... "just in case" I come up with more good ideas, lol.

And those pants are great. I've never owned a pair or wrap pants, but have been eying a tutorial on craftster for making them. They look like they'd be so perfect for my summer.


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Post by: superhooker on July 03, 2008 09:49:49 PM
Do the wrap pants work on the curvy ladies?  I'm super hour glass (another way I'm "hippy") and I've never tried a pair on.  They sound so comfy, but then I don't want to be all sticking out... you know!  Anybody with hips ever try them on?


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Post by: thelotetree on July 04, 2008 07:55:49 AM
I'm wondering that myself superhooker!


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Post by: SewMamaLady on July 04, 2008 08:21:57 AM
I love the wrap pants, they're great. I started myself a patchwork wrap skirt before we got partners, but I'm putting it off until I'm done with this stuff. I'm starting on a large today, but leaving my house in the afternoon for 4th of July activities. I was inspired to clean my craft room, which is actually the dining room, I crowd the kitchen table. Luckily half our kids are only here on weekends so it doesn't matter for now. I can now work with a clear, uncluttered mind. Sort of.  ;D I took before and after pics though maybe I'll post them later.


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 04, 2008 09:54:32 AM
Whoo hoo! I just got back from JoAnns and I picked up everything I need for my large! Can't wait to get started later. My fiance will be out of the house for the night (he has a gig). I find thats the best time to work on stuff so I don't feel quilty not spending time with him.  :P


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 04, 2008 10:46:31 AM
The wrap pants look great on "curvey" ladies. I saw someone with a pair on here and she was curvey too. Just make sure you make them big enough to almost meet in the front when you tie them and you'll be fine.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 04, 2008 04:31:58 PM
OK, I feel inclined to post my workspace photos as well :)


Craft corner.  Office is on the other corner.


Project and inspiration board.  I have a funny thought bubble up on there, partially hidden by my zippered pouch directions right now...that says Don't Take Any B.S. (take business into your own hands)  It originally came from an Entrpreneur magazine.  LOL!


The business end of the donkey....LOL!  My Office Space....LOL!  Yeah, I'm gonna have to ask you to come in on Sunday....yeeeaaaahhhh, that'd be greeeeaaaat....if you've seen the movie, you'll get this....LOL!  I'm a jokester today  ;D


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Post by: Ecstatic on July 04, 2008 04:53:20 PM
I just got back from a trip to the art store with my S/O, which was next to a fabric store.

Oy.

It's amazing how quickly various fabrics add up. You see the 30% off sale, and you think "oh, great, just one or two pieces will be such a great deal." And then one or two pieces becomes 8 or 10 pieces. And then it's not such a great deal, lol.

How does that happen?!  ;)

My craft space looks a lot like yours - even have a bulletin board, too. Except, I can see that my partner is right and I am OCD. In my space, I have everything lined up - like an army in formation - even on my board. If anything is out of line - I have to put it back or I can't sleep. I've been in denial, having nothing to compare to except my partner who is a huge creative mess. But, now, I see that, in fact, he's right, I have craft OCD.  :-[  ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 04, 2008 06:02:26 PM
Wow! I only wish my space was anywhere close to as organized like yours Sapphire!!! You don't even want to see pics of mine at this point!
I did make another small this afternoon, but I'm not sure if it came out the way I wanted it to, as I'm very rusty at this technique.


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Post by: hippiejo74 on July 04, 2008 07:32:34 PM
 ;) I'm with you, AlwaysInspired!!! No pics of my craft space......y'all might pass out :-\


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 04, 2008 07:34:18 PM
Yep all you super organized people would have heart failure or at least faint at the condition of my space! I'll save you all the trouble and just keep it unseen ;D


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Post by: superhooker on July 04, 2008 08:25:15 PM
I think I'm going to clean mine up tonight so I can post some pics tomorrow...

It needs a good cleaning anyway.  My craft room is mostly messy because it also has our "office" in it...actually just the computer desk and the filing cabinet, but I'm terrible at filing, so the papers pile up on top until I get angry and put them away. 

I've got my projects planned out, and the supplies, but I have a couple of things I need to finish up for other swaps before I can dive in. 


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 04, 2008 10:05:58 PM
Wow. I been working on my large since about 6pm. Its nowhere near done, but its sooo beautiful. I finace can't believe that its not for me. I can't wait to show it off!  ;D I really think 1boy1girl1kitty2 is going to love love loveeee it!


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Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 05, 2008 12:18:28 AM
i'm excited to see what you've made now!! hopefully i can get to crafting tommorrow but it is 1:17 am and i am up with a VERY miserable baby. i may need a long nap tommorrow! i have a feeling it is going to be a long long long night


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Post by: Dreaminsanity on July 05, 2008 12:54:42 AM
I seriously only have to craft my large now. (Hopefully nothing goes wrong)
I'm so happy about this swap!
I just hope my partner likes the stuff.


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Post by: irish_chicky on July 05, 2008 02:11:29 AM
So I'm trying to decide if my med is really finished or if it needs more :P

I havn't started my large yet but will be this weekend I hope




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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 05, 2008 06:55:50 AM
I'm officially done crafting! Now to just get things together and find a box!  :)


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Post by: Samsara on July 05, 2008 07:35:02 AM
Blimey! That was quick!  ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 05, 2008 08:06:06 AM
I'm taking pics and wrapping and such right now. I'm also going to try some paper crafts to make a card. I'm not much of a paper crafter, but hey I'll give it a shot!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 05, 2008 09:18:56 AM
Okay all you super organized hippy craftsters have inspired me to clean up my act! This is also my teaser pic. If you look close you can see TheSapphireMoon's package sitting on that mess I call my work space! It isn't wrapped in brown paper yet!
Shamefully I introduce to the world my mess of a studio  :-[
After I post these pics I will be locking myself in this mess until Monday! It will be organized and spiffy by then or I'm not going to get to craft until it is and I really want to craft for a couple personal swaps!!
This is what you see when you walk in!


Here is the sewing station fairly organized!


And the mess I call a workbench! I didn't zoom in to close as not to scare anyone  :D I swear there is an awesome workbench and drafting table under there somewhere. My hubby built it even.

Enjoy your teaser TheSapphireMoon just don't have a heart attack at the thought of where it was crafted!!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 05, 2008 09:58:47 AM
LOL!  I don't mind a mess too much when it comes to creativity and crafting...so it's all good :)  I have a few more things to finish up for your items, including the dashiki, and it should be in the mail within another week or so.


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Post by: Ecstatic on July 05, 2008 11:51:52 AM
To be honest, I'm kind of jealous of the the "craft chaos" some of you have going on. I think it's pretty neat - you go in there, roll around with all those crafts, and wind up creating something wonderful.

My partner is like that - HUGE explosion of mess in his room, but he paints spectacular paintings, and always knows where everything is. I think that's pretty cool.

It's like being the mad scientist ... but with art. Mad artist, lol.

I, on the other hand, spend like an hour before crafting and an hour after getting everything ready. It's like I have this minimalist OCD general within me, and he will not let me work until everything is neat and lined up. It's a sickness, really. And it comes from being raised by a family of serious pack rats. I was 5 when I tried to convince my family we needed to get rid some of my toys, lol.

I blame my family that I've gone into the opposite direction. People come into my home and say "where's all your stuff?" Or "Did you just move?"

So, I am a little jealous of the "creative chaos" in some of these craft rooms.  :D


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Post by: thelotetree on July 05, 2008 12:16:36 PM
I am almost finished as well!! I think I'll be able to mail by mid next week! Love all of your craft spaces!! I have an entire studio apartment to work out of but most of the room is taken up by soap business stuff. We are also currently ripping out the ceiling and floors so it is unusable right now  :( I'm kind of spread throughout the main house right now and boy does craft clutter pile up fast!!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 05, 2008 12:30:27 PM
Well I was getting so proud of myself organizing, cleaning, straightening and then I stepped on an upholstry tack and it went all the way in!  :-\ The hubby insisted I go and clean it up and cover it. I'm having a little rest and then back to it!
I have to get this clean so I can reward myself by sending TheSapphireMoon's package!


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Post by: stafishtaylz on July 05, 2008 12:39:42 PM
Haha! I can't believe we're only 5 days into this swap and some of us are already planning to send...amazing!

Hope your foot is okay!!!


Shortly I'll be making my 3rd trip to Joanns in 2 days. I've been working on my large all day and I just realized I'm missing a certain shade of thread I need to keep going. Ya know, I really thought I had some of every color... this'll teach me!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 05, 2008 01:34:27 PM
Whew! It didn't take nearly as long as I thought to get that mess whipped into shape. Well, it isn't perfect, but I now know where everything is and I can use my entire work space!! Yea! I also got the ugly storage shelves covered up with some "curtains". It is a much more inviting space now! Woo hoo later tonight I will be wrapping TheSapphireMoon's package and getting it ready to send on Monday or Tuesday!  ;D


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Post by: SewMamaLady on July 05, 2008 02:27:17 PM
I was inspired to clean my "craft room" after all the pictures, so I thought I would share mine. It's nothing special but it's nice that my family allows me to have some space. Anyway, here goes:

Before -





After -







Sorry so picture heavy. :) It doesn't look like that much of a change, but there was heavy internal reorganizing efforts performed.  :D I tried posting earlier but it didn't work out, Photobucket hates me sometimes.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 05, 2008 03:12:09 PM
Looks great to me!!
I feel so relieved that mine is done too!
My foot is swollen from the tack incident so I'm off to craft sitting down!!
 ;D
I'm so happy that all the hippy love of this swap convinced me to clean my craft room!!


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Post by: SewMamaLady on July 05, 2008 05:01:19 PM
I totally agree, I desperately needed to clean it all up. It was becoming impossible to work in. I for one am the opposite of a clean-y mctidy woman. I just never have been. Now if only the hippie love would effect the rest of my house I'd be set.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 05, 2008 06:37:45 PM
hmm so my long trip didnt work out so I decided to go to camp for the day and got NOTHING done! Oh well, there's always tomorrow :P

I think I'm going to lock myself in my craft room and finish organizing it before i do anymore. If I showed you the before pic now... yeah, I'll wait till it's done.



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 05, 2008 06:39:18 PM
oh on a good note though I went to some yard sales and got a super awesome hammock, that will eventually get recovered and painted, a super coat rack.... hmm I need ideas to refinish this one, and some awesome 70's clothing. All for under 15$ How can you beat that???




Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 05, 2008 07:01:49 PM
OMG! I finished my large item! I'm exhausted. I didn't know it was 10 oclock. I've been working on this thing all day! My head and eyes hurt, and I think I've chewed a hole in my lower lip from concentrating so hard...
Its gonna be hard to let this one go. I just need to put together a few "extras" and this'll be ready to mail!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 05, 2008 07:07:17 PM
Yea! More people ready to mail!!
Okay I know this isn't the clean your craft room thread, but here is a pic of all my hard work!


Yes, that is your box TheSapphireMoon! It is all wrapped and addressed and ready for the post office!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AradiaLane on July 05, 2008 10:16:33 PM
Hmm perhaps I'll have to post a picture of my craft corner... Since I just recently made it after thinking about it for a year. It's got a nice wall hanging. I finally got all my supplies for this swap today so now I can really begin! I can't believe some of you are ready to send already! I just got several netflixes so I'm ready to sit down and crochet.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Dreaminsanity on July 05, 2008 10:46:28 PM
I have 3/4 of my package done.
I'm just waiting for my partner to send me some pictures.

But you are all so good! I'm afraid my package won't be good enough.  :-\
(Even my sewing machine is broke!)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 06, 2008 08:43:45 AM
YIPPEE!!!  Package!! 

My mom is going to be here in about an hour and then we will be all over making the dashikis.  Cripes....I made a small item for you, and I decided I need to make another one cuz I ended up keeping it!  LOL!  In the process, I made another one of the same items with different colors for another personal swap I am doing....so at least SOMEONE else got something from me right now :)  I just found a GREAT piece to use on it, so I will whip it up at work on Monday.  The dashiki should be able to be finished this afternoon....and THEN I need to figure out some more extras.  I have a few picked for you, but I KNOW I HAVE to have more stuff I can stuff the box with!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 06, 2008 08:46:13 AM
I'm taking yours to the post tomorrow!!  ;D It is pretty heavy!
On the tack in foot front, my foot is still swollen and hurts to put weight on it. I never realized how bad puncture wounds hurt!! O well at least my crafting can be done sitting down and it isn't my sewing machine pedal foot!  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 06, 2008 10:48:00 AM
Puncture wounds are HORRIBLE. I've never really had one until a couple of months ago. I, very stupidly, was cleaning out a glass pan of brownies with one of those short knives and stabbed myself in the muscle on my palm. It was so bad. I was home alone with the baby and made my dad come over and fix it, then I cried for hours. (I'm a huge baby myself.) It still hurts pretty bad when I put pressure on it. It's not the same, but it was a puncture wound and now I'm REALLY careful.

I'm making progress on the large I've been working on. I'm very excited to be making things for AradiaLane's baby also. He's so cute! I love his little dark hair. (I'm excited that you put a picture up. Gives me more of an idea of his size.) I have a couple of things in mind for him. I have plans to get lots done today. We'll see how that goes. Baby-pants may have other plans for Mama. :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 06, 2008 11:02:03 AM
i made a small last night and it wasn't even something i planned to make. i had some leftover materials from another swap ended up using the to make my small or extra or whatever it is. i still want to make the small i had planned so i guesse its an extra!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 06, 2008 11:24:33 AM
I also stabbed my hand with a knife, but I ended up getting 6 stitches  :-\ At least my foot isn't that bad! I'm accident prone, it runs in my family!  :D
I just keep looking at TheSapphireMoon's package worrying I didn't do enough or add enough. I always get swap anxiety. I think that is why I insist on sending early.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 06, 2008 04:24:42 PM
Oh, Always, I bet it's GREAT!!!  And looking at the size of that box, I am SURE there is MORE than enough goodies inside :)

I didn't get the dashiki finished with my mom today, it is all cut out, but I will have to sew it up when I am off again on Tuesday...just ran out of time, mom had other stuff to do today :(  Gotta figure out a couple things on it before I can sew it up...hope to have it done by Wednesday.....then, I think I will hunt around and/or create a couple more extras to tuck in and I will be ready to send out too!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 06, 2008 07:00:18 PM
WOOO I finished my large today! I sat down and just did it, I hope my partner likes it :P




Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 06, 2008 07:23:37 PM
 ;) I know I will.....I'm working on your medium right now....just finished the small and got a couple of the __________ done on the large.... ::)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 06, 2008 08:36:29 PM
I finished a large today! I'm very excited about it. I really hope that my partner likes it. My only teaser is that I incorporated her favorite colors. It came out really well with just a couple of very minor hiccups that I hope will be barely noticeable. I spent all day working on it and I think it was well worth it. It feels good to be finished with part of my items.  :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on July 07, 2008 05:33:03 AM
getting supplies for my large today!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 07, 2008 05:59:43 AM
Finished my large! Yay! Just working on my medium, then a few little extras coz I have some ideas.... :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on July 07, 2008 06:53:08 AM
I am beginning to get slightly worried about swapping now. 

I usually get slightly worried by this point in a project, because nothing's finished and of course they won't look their best if they're half done.  But I'm still not reassured...

I think I'm going to go and get a second opinion this afternoon...

Hmm


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 07, 2008 07:21:36 AM
I'm going to the post office in a little bit!! Yea!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 07, 2008 07:22:37 AM
SWEEET!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 07, 2008 07:30:02 AM
I am beginning to get slightly worried about swapping now. 

I usually get slightly worried by this point in a project, because nothing's finished and of course they won't look their best if they're half done.  But I'm still not reassured...

I think I'm going to go and get a second opinion this afternoon...

Hmm

Shaun, don't worry! Even the most seasoned swappers get swappers anxiety! I'm sure that what you're making will be loved by your partner. It doesn't matter if nothings finished yet, you have plenty of time left! You don't have to send early!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on July 07, 2008 07:38:00 AM
starting on my large item today!! happy_hooker i hope you will be happy with me!! ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: esmecraftin on July 07, 2008 11:01:17 AM
Well it's about time I posted on here, just to update on my (lack of ) progress :)
I can't believe people are sending already!
I have started a couple of things, but still not sure about them. Just realised this is the first swap I have done which requires a "large" item  -usually I stick to the small things - so I am a bit daunted by that. But I have found lots of ideas from stalking my partner, just need to decide which ones to go with, and get on with the crafting!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Dreaminsanity on July 07, 2008 11:29:09 AM
starting on my large item today!! happy_hooker i hope you will be happy with me!! ;D
I'm sure I'll be overwhelmed with joy!! Yay!!
I'm excited now!  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 07, 2008 11:38:53 AM
I officially sent!!! TheSapphireMoon should have her package in 3 days!!!!



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 07, 2008 11:56:01 AM
The Gallery is up! We have a sender, boys and girls!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255724.new#new

Bookmark for those sweet hippy crafts!

Please remember to notify 1boy1girl1kitty2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=91558) and your partner when you send and when you receive.  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: mermaid melanie on July 07, 2008 02:41:39 PM
You guys are nuts! I have yet to start crafting, haha!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 07, 2008 02:47:16 PM
Well my long drive trip is happening Wednesday now WEE which means..... 6 HOURS OF CRAFTING TIME!!  haha yes, that is how long the car ride will be to the NB side of the PEI bridge and pack from where I am.

Perfect time to finish my Med, small, and some extras, unless I get a headache and have to stop :P

Also I'm going to the camp again this weekend so I'll be able to work on some items that I'm going to make for my shop.

I dont have a credit card :( so no opening of an etsy shop, any other ideas? any free websites out there?


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 07, 2008 03:11:40 PM
irish_chicky: Visa offers a prepaid credit card that has a large limit with a one time $29.95 fee. It's what I used for a couple of years before I got a bank account and it works anywhere a Visa will work, i.e. the internet. You should look into it.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 07, 2008 03:29:10 PM
As long as you have a debit card with a VISA or MasterCard logo on it...you CAN use it like a 'credit' card even though it is not ACTUALLY a 'credit' card.  Etsy won't know the difference as long as you tell it Visa or MC and the card number, expiration, etc. and it will 'charge' it like a regular credit card for all your monthly fees.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 07, 2008 04:00:08 PM
My card doesnt have a visa or MC logo on it, or a an expiration date, so that's kinda out but could I say that my card is a Visa and make up an expiration date?

I know it's not technically true but would it work?


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on July 07, 2008 04:04:36 PM
So I'm plugging along slowly but at a fairly steady pace...

I have the small done, and am almost 1/2 way done with the medium and just went out and got fabric for the large which I'm still  pondering on the best way to construct.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 07, 2008 04:16:02 PM
Irish_chicky... I don't think that will work...I've accidentally typed in my expiration date from my visa card wrong, and it immediately tells you that the card isn't valid.

I wanted to post this picture so that Ecstatic can see what i'm talking about, and it is pretty hippy, so I thought I'd post it here!
My mom makes these macrame plant hangers...Ecstatic didn't know what macrame is, so here is a pic:


and here's a closeup of the knotting:


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 07, 2008 04:19:32 PM
Ah, thanks for letting me know superhooker! I'll have to look into one of those cards with the Visa logo on it or a prepaid one.



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 07, 2008 04:27:19 PM
Macrame is basically the same stuff that you do to make hemp jewelry :)  One of my FAVE things to do!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 07, 2008 04:47:19 PM
 ;D My sophomore year in high school - we had to do macramι planters for our art class.....I think I was the only one who had A) done it before and B) did a way more elaborate one than was required.....macramι rocks!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: norahkate on July 07, 2008 07:08:03 PM
just checking in to say i am alive and kicking...and not nearly done crafting! :-\  but i will be by the deadline.  i think i need to get used to the idea that i just might not be a send early kinda girl.  but i just have too many ideas and not enough time!  off to craft now... :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ccswch on July 07, 2008 07:15:53 PM
I have two "extras" finished and am half way through my large... It took me a while to get moving, but now I'm doing great!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 08, 2008 06:32:10 AM
I'm going to be in a state of high energy until TheSapphireMoon gets her package. I always get jitters until the person receives!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 08, 2008 06:37:59 AM
Finished my large last night!! I'm working on another small :)!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on July 08, 2008 06:57:12 AM
We had so many of those macrame planters in my house when I was growing up :)  We also had a macrame owl hanging... I think it may still be on display at my parents house. 
I'm hoping to be able to send by the end of the week.  I'm aiming for Saturday. 
Alwaysinspired, I can't wait to see what you've sent.  You get so much done so quickly and it is always fantastic.  Great work.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on July 08, 2008 09:10:06 AM
a macrame owl hanging...

Oh, yes. Ideally done with nylon twine!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 08, 2008 11:56:27 AM
My mom works with this really cool thick jute. It has a nice natural/organic kind of look.  I'm not all that thrilled about the brightly colored nylon kind. 

My mom made all kinds of the macrame pictures in the 70s...we had a drummer and an owl.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 08, 2008 02:06:23 PM
My MIL just found a hanging glass topped macrame table when she was cleaning out there spare room. She had gotten from her mom at some point. She asked if I wanted it and I just couldn't feature it hanging in my house, but she is not throwing it away. It will be safely tucked back in the closet.  :D

Thanks teachingjonah! I'm not working right now so I have plenty of time to craft. I love my off months!!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 08, 2008 03:53:10 PM
I'm boxing up my package right now!! Hurrah! I hope she loves everything.... I worked really hard. Hubby at one point said "you love your swap partner more than us (he and the kids)!" LOL!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 08, 2008 03:54:54 PM
I made a small, and I started preparations for the large today!  Tomorrow I bust out my dye pot....not saying for what!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 08, 2008 04:25:48 PM
I picked out a couple of extras today that are some of my favorite things. I was excited to grab them. :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on July 08, 2008 05:21:22 PM
I'm diving into a new project

I hope it turns out


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on July 08, 2008 07:40:25 PM
I just found out today that my house will be put up for rent (for august) on friday, so i had to clean my studio. now i don't know where anything is, but i will definately show before and after pics of it. It was in a sunroom and now it won't be.  :'( So glad i started already!!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Dreaminsanity on July 09, 2008 12:12:23 AM
Aw, pixie, that sucks!
I'm all done except some ironing on, I just gotta wait for my partner to respond now.

I'd also like to declare that whoever has Ecstatic as a partner is super lucky. She's my partner in a swap and she's one of the best!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 09, 2008 07:48:05 AM
Aw, pixie, that sucks!
I'm all done except some ironing on, I just gotta wait for my partner to respond now.

I'd also like to declare that whoever has Ecstatic as a partner is super lucky. She's my partner in a swap and she's one of the best!  ;D

That would be me!  I'm ecstatic that she's my partner!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 09, 2008 08:26:38 AM
Just need to put a few hand stitches in my medium before I pack everything up and mail to 1boy1girl1kitty2. I don't think I'll make it to the PO this week though, but I'm off of work on Monday!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 09, 2008 09:39:36 AM
Aw, shucks ... now you guys made me blush. I wonder if I could put this on my resume. You know, for the real world. :D

Heh, I was really ecstatic with you guys too. ;)

Macrame - I have seen that, I just didn't know the technical name for it. I do like it, very natural, and simple. Which is kind of a "look" I try to go for in my home.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: rented_angel on July 09, 2008 01:14:23 PM
Oh, I can't believe I somehow missed this swap....I'm so hoping for a Round 3 sometime. :)  I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with...there'll be tons of great packages I'm sure. :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 09, 2008 02:38:26 PM
I sent my package out!!!!!  ;D I've also had too much caffine today  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 09, 2008 02:51:21 PM
wow 2 senders already!! still only one extra small thing done but i got time yet


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 09, 2008 07:06:26 PM
I received from AlwaysInspired!!!!  I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THRILLED!!!!!  I LOVE everything!

I am going to have my partner help me take action shots on Sunday....so sorry to have to keep all of you in suspense for all that time, but I work late through the rest of the week and my office has TERRIBLE light at night even with both lamps on :(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 09, 2008 07:23:57 PM
 ;D Yeeeeeeeee I can't wait!!! I so hope you love everything and that it all fits properly! I was so wanting to keep everything in your package for myself, so that is how I tell it is a great package to send.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 10, 2008 12:22:10 AM
Okay, it's check-in day tomorrow, can everybody make sure that they post onto the thread between now and then; say hi, let everyone know that you're still alive, and how you're getting on with your package (if it's not already been sent!)  ;D There's a couple of people who haven't posted onto the thread yet and it would be nice to hear from you all  ;)
Remember, Craftster is a community!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on July 10, 2008 05:25:15 AM
i'm with alwaysinspired. i feel like making 2 of everything so i can have these goodies for myself!! ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 10, 2008 05:25:59 AM
I can't wait to see what you got! I didn't want to be the first one to send...I'm nervous!!!  :P


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 10, 2008 05:55:44 AM
Hey????  My partner WAS the first to send, wasn't she?  Cool :)  So sorry I have to hold off on photos til Sunday...if I didn't get home so late, or if the lighting were better in my house at night, I would take some action shots n stuff n post :(  Stupid crappy lighting :(

I am still plugging along on my package...now that I received, it gives me a better idea of how I can best fill my box :)  Just did not have time to sew up the dashiki, hope to have time this weekend to get it together finally!  Have a medium-medium to make, a small, and some extras...most of that should not take too long.  I may be able to send by the end of next week.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 10, 2008 06:06:29 AM
Okay I'm here!!  ;D
Now I'm just patiently waiting  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 10, 2008 06:20:12 AM
I am patiently waiting too. I'm so worried about mine. I hope my partner loves it :-\ This is my first swap and I may be addicted.  I've already signed up for the craft my religion swap LOL.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 10, 2008 06:22:07 AM
I told myself no more swaps until I get packages. I'm waiting on 3 organized swap packages and 2 personal swap packages, and I'm working on 1 other personal swap package!  ;D That is the downside of sending early, you have to wait and you join more swaps!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 10, 2008 06:23:14 AM
But then, hopefully you are showered in hand crafted goodness- right? ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 10, 2008 06:24:12 AM
I'm here!  I've got one tiny thing done, and I've got materials for pretty much everything else.  Right now I am working furiously to try and get my other swaps out the door next monday, and after that it will be all hippy all the time.  I just found the best tut ever for something that I think my partner will totally adore, so I'm crazy excited. (its actually hard to type right now.)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on July 10, 2008 06:52:47 AM
I'm here :)  I just finished a medium today, and I'm really happy with how it came out.  I have just one more small item to finish, and then I'll be sending. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 10, 2008 08:41:43 AM
i have 85% of my large done and wow! i better finish quick and toss in the mail and run away!! I WANT TO KEEP IT!!!! i only hope my partner likes it as much as i do!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 10, 2008 08:47:43 AM
I think we've all felt that way about the stuff we've made for this swap!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on July 10, 2008 09:08:54 AM
Hey :D

I've finished my Medium, which turned out looking less Hippy-like than I'd wanted but I think it's still beautiful  ;D  Actually it's the first ever one of these that I've made.  and I'm *very* happy with my Large!  And it's almost finished too!

Also,  I started packing to move this morning and I found some great extra's that I think my partner will love!

 :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 10, 2008 09:09:18 AM
 ;D I should be sending hopefully by the end of this week or beginning of next......if everything works out well ::)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 10, 2008 09:53:13 AM
I'm sure I'll love it 1b1g1k2! I think for round 3 we should all make stuff and mail it to ourselves!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 10, 2008 10:45:31 AM
I'm sure I'll love it 1b1g1k2! I think for round 3 we should all make stuff and mail it to ourselves!!!

haha, but knowing me, I'd totally flake on myself...
I love making stuff for other people, but even if I want something really badly, I somehow never get around to making stuff for me.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 10, 2008 10:50:58 AM
I have all my supplies, but am also finishing up for another swap and my S/O's birthday (this coming Monday). I do have some things started, and one done.

I have to stop gathering extras, though. It seems almost everyday, I'm like "oooh superhooker would love that."  :D  ;)

I also like to craft for other people. And even when I buy fabric or yarn for myself, with something in mind, I never get around to it and wind up using it for a project for others. It's just not as much fun to craft for me. No element of surprise.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 10, 2008 10:52:19 AM
I never make things for myself either...and when I finally decide I'm going to keep something, and then someone says "Oh, I love your.....", I always say  you can have it...

when will it end?!?


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 10, 2008 11:15:01 AM
I am the same way! I think that's why swaps are so awesome...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ccswch on July 10, 2008 12:10:03 PM
I decided I didn't like the way my large was looking so I made a change on it and am almost half way done. I have to pick up supplies for my medium and I finished the small. There are still some extras I want to make as well.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 10, 2008 12:36:26 PM
I rarely make things for myself. I like to make gifts much better. Swaps make me so happy it is ridiculous! I just love making something and sending it off to a new home.  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 10, 2008 01:29:33 PM
Well, I finally got to do my dyeing today, and I narrowly avoided catastrophe!  My rubber gloves were wet and my glass filled with dye slipped out of my hand and spilled all over the countertop!  Luckily I caught all the dye before it ran off the counter onto the beige carpet.  I'm pretty sure I'd be banned from dyeing if that would have happened.
I have a couple of "artistic" looking towels now, though!  :D

I really hope that the dyeing works out...it was kind of a gamble. 

My son says I look like a robot when I dye...with headphones and face mask.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AradiaLane on July 10, 2008 03:05:59 PM
I feel so slow. I'm almost done with a large. It took me forever to get it right but now it looks great. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to pick up more supplies this weekend or just use the supplies I've already gotten... I'm so indecisive... I'm having fun though.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Craft The World on July 10, 2008 03:14:12 PM
Omigod, I totally forgot to be posting on here! I'm enjoying my first swap, I think I've got just about enough of the right stuff to be sending to my swap partner. I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 11, 2008 07:44:28 AM
I took a couple of days off from sewing to learn to crochet. It's going well, I got "The Happy Hooker" and it's the only thing I've found that I can understand so far. lol I need someone to break down to me in a witty and sarcastic fashion. Anyway, I'm contemplating on how to go about my next item for this swap. I also need to find a good pattern for one of my items.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 11, 2008 09:14:43 AM
 ;D If you have any specific questions about patterns (PLEASE look at the errata page on their website!!), you can go to the crochet board - there is a section just for the Happy Hooker..... ;D  I thought it was the easiest book too....mine is falling apart from usage.... ::)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 11, 2008 09:25:46 AM
I think videos are really helpful when learning a craft... try youtube.com and do a search for 'crochet'


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 11, 2008 10:19:57 AM
I learned to crochet a bit years ago, but the Happy Hooker really does explain the stitches well.  My grandma, who has crocheted since she was a girl, and makes lace bedspreads for fun (what?!?!?!?)  learned stitches from the Happy Hooker that she had never seen before. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 11, 2008 10:34:08 AM
It took me forever to get my copy. The first one I ordered, they didn't actually have it to sell. Then the second one took 3 weeks when it was supposed to be here in 4 days. I didn't realize it actually taught you to crochet, I thought it was just patterns. So I felt like I lucked out. I'm just learning different stitches now, I'm nowhere near reading patterns but I've joined the board and will get the corrections. I've read there are many.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 11, 2008 11:15:07 AM
 :P Yeah.....but most are easy, little ones. I've done alot of the patterns, and haven't had a problem with most (with the exception of the stupid bunny slippers - which I still can't figure out :-\). I found the patterns to be easy to read, and fun to do..... ;D I sound like a bloody spokesman for the book :P


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 11, 2008 11:37:47 AM
I just learned crochet too - I was in the DIY Kit Swap for it. Happy_Hooker (the craftster member, not the book) sent me everything I needed.

I have all the stitches down. Now, I just need to start my first project to really get in the practice. Of course, I can never start with an easy, beginner project. I must do something advanced to really learn all the skills. Hence why I'm struggling with this lacy, wrap around sweater.  ::)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 11, 2008 11:38:20 AM
I just made the little mohair cape a couple of weeks ago.  I know I've made quite a few things in the book...waaay more than any other crochet book I've got.  I like how there are quite a few smaller projects, not just all sweaters!  or all granny square stuff!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on July 11, 2008 04:46:24 PM
just checkin' in

Almost about ready to start the large, but I want to finish the medium tonight and there is another fairly simple projeck that I wan't to try as well as an extra small.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 11, 2008 08:49:34 PM
Ok, I just put together this small (well, I'm counting it as a small, at least) ... "thing." But, it has a lot of "elements" and "things" ... in it. And, I can't take my eyes off of it.

It's seriously hindering my crafting because I just want to sit and stare at it. I'm more amazed by how I "packaged" it than anything else.

Does anyone ever have that problem? Where you do something, and like it so much, you can't stop staring at it? Or maybe I need to get out more. ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: jadeye on July 11, 2008 08:53:40 PM

Does anyone ever have that problem? Where you do something, and like it so much, you can't stop staring at it? Or maybe I need to get out more. ;)


well my tattoo design is so awesome i cant stop staring at it, but I didn't draw it, I just got the finished drawing back yesterday!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: mermaid melanie on July 12, 2008 05:19:16 AM
I'm alive and crafting!

Done with my medium and one small. I'm in a creative stump and don't know what else to make, though! Ahh!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 12, 2008 05:27:28 AM
I'm still here! I don't remember if I already checked in or not  ::) I'm gearing up for rummage sales this morning and hoping I find some great stuff to repurpose.  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 12, 2008 06:33:49 AM


Does anyone ever have that problem? Where you do something, and like it so much, you can't stop staring at it? Or maybe I need to get out more. ;)


I did the same thing with my large. I think at this point I've showed it to everone I know. I took a picture of it with me to the bar and kept looking at it...I'm such a dork.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on July 12, 2008 07:19:11 AM
I received, and will be posting pictures up soon.

I feel soo spoiled.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Dreaminsanity on July 12, 2008 09:25:02 AM
Well, I WAS going to be sending any moment it seemed, when the internet on my computer stopped working.
I should be sending soon, though.
I hope my partner likes her stuff!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 12, 2008 02:22:54 PM
 ;D Yahooo!!!! I just finished everything (after a major setback :'() - I have everything wrapped up and ready to go for a Monday send!!!! ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 12, 2008 03:55:16 PM
Oh, my dyeing was a total success!!!  I'm completely happy with how it all turned out.  Dyeing something is really like rolling the dice for me, because I'm pretty "fly by the seat of my pants" when it comes to dyeing....

I've still got my largest project to do, and I'm making a prototype for my other large-y thing tonight, just to see how it goes. 
I know I won't be sending out for a while yet, but it feels good to make some progress!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 12, 2008 04:07:54 PM
That's one of the things I love about dying! It can be like Russian Roulette! I can't wait to see what you've come up with! This is going to be a great gallery!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 12, 2008 05:34:42 PM
Went yard saleing today and picked up some awesome retro craft books... I leafed through one that had recipes for natural dyes... I can copy if it anyone is interested.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on July 13, 2008 04:49:12 AM
Went yard saleing today and picked up some awesome retro craft books... I leafed through one that had recipes for natural dyes... I can copy if it anyone is interested.

I'd be *very* interested if it's not too much trouble :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 13, 2008 06:53:14 AM
No... I'll just have hubby digitize it for me.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 13, 2008 09:19:42 AM
Mmmmm, natural dyes....I'd be up for it too :)  Been thinking about dying a lot recently.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 13, 2008 10:14:39 AM
Oh, me too!  I love dyeing stuff, but the chemicals really do make it a little scary for me. I'd love to use more natural/friendly stuff.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 13, 2008 10:43:30 AM
Oo, count me in!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 13, 2008 11:01:28 AM
YAY! I finished my medium!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 13, 2008 02:41:18 PM
hubby made it into a pdf file for me... I am not sure how to go about this... emailing everyone or is there a way I can post it on here? It is an 8 pg section.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 13, 2008 08:11:03 PM
Posted in the gallery!  More pics to come on Tuesday!  Thanks again AlwaysInspired!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 14, 2008 07:15:32 AM
I started my large last night, and it is soooo beautiful!  I can't wait to work on it some more today!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 14, 2008 07:40:19 AM
Whoo hoo! I just PM'd samsara and 1boy1girl1kitty2 since I sent this morning!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 14, 2008 09:39:01 AM
 ;D Sent today!!!!! Yeehaw!!!! ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 14, 2008 09:41:37 AM
YAY I cant wait!! I've been a bit behind, i went away for a few days :P

but the med should be done soon, large is finished, small is in the works


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 14, 2008 11:18:53 AM
OMG I am SO behind on finishing MY large  :-\  I've been so busy with work, other swaps, closing out round 1 of the FOCR swap, and now one of my swap packages to ME has gone missing.....ARGH!!!  My mother should be able to help me get it completed by the end of this week.  Luckily, I have everything else done!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on July 14, 2008 12:24:11 PM
All done! Now all I have to do is truck on over to the post office...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 14, 2008 08:40:31 PM
wow there is so amazing stuff in the gallery!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 14, 2008 09:42:59 PM
I just started a tie-dying project for this swap and it went really well. :) I'm now going to be tie dye crazy!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 14, 2008 09:47:36 PM
I just started a tie-dying project for this swap and it went really well. :) I'm now going to be tie dye crazy!

its addictive!!!

My large project is going really well.  I totally love it.  I'm a little obsessed with showing my family the progress I make...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 14, 2008 10:00:10 PM
I totally do that. My girls came in while I was doing it and pulled up stools to watch me mix the dye. They thought it was awesome. We're going to buy white tank tops to do tomorrow.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on July 15, 2008 02:47:36 PM
i'm almost done!!! i never finish this early!! ;D


Title: done my craftin'!
Post by: Craft The World on July 15, 2008 02:52:03 PM
I'm verrrry excited to send to my swap partner, vgnmom. I'm all done, and just have to find an appropriate box or something to ship in. I know I'm ahead of schedule, but I cannot wait any longer!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Craft The World on July 15, 2008 02:54:10 PM
Um, what is a DC# in relation to shipping???


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 15, 2008 03:08:19 PM
DC = delivery confirmation

You get the neon green DC slips at the post office when you are in line or the clerk will put one on for you when you ask.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 16, 2008 07:30:00 AM
i wish canada had a better tracking system!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 16, 2008 09:46:22 AM
I know, I was scared to send it without DC, because I like to know how soon until it arrives!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: vgnmom on July 16, 2008 06:08:44 PM
just wanted to letcha all know im still around - been away from the computer but crafting is still coming along...
i also notice that my partner is ready to send!  hurray!
i should be sending by next week, i hope!  at least by the 31st, anyways!   ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AttieNichole on July 17, 2008 07:52:25 AM
I'm about to send off my package and I'm so excited!  I am so happy with how everything turned out and I even traded with some of my friends for some extra stuff for this swap!  I hope my swap partner likes everything!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 17, 2008 12:28:39 PM
I'm pretty much done with my small(s).

I have everything cut, ironed, etc. for the medium and large. Now, it's a matter of putting it together. I think it's going to turn out really well. The ... theme/color choices I used just look so great.

I, too, keep wanting to show everyone my progress. But, since I'm pet/house sitting for my mom ... everyone just includes the cat.  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 17, 2008 12:58:29 PM
LOL estatic! My sister talks to her cat too...  :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: n u l l g a l on July 17, 2008 05:40:08 PM
hey ya'll. i'm sorry i havent checked in, i kind of had a little miscarriage.  :'( i'm still crafting and plugging right along. crafting is healing for me, as i'm sure it is for a lot of you. :) i wanted to send early, but, that may not happen. i will, however, be sending on time.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 17, 2008 07:14:47 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss  :'(  :'(  I had another person recently have the same thing happen to her.  It's so very healing to craft though :)  I left work early today because my 'monthly visitor' arrived early and with a vengeance, I was so lightheaded I wanted to pass out on the drive home  :P  I gave myself an hour to rest and just surf Craftster, then I cut some fabric for a personal swap, ironed it, searched out fabric for the Fill a Box 8 I hope to join soon, and made another item for AlwaysInspired's package :)  I totally forgot about how bad I felt and it didn't hit me again until I sat down for Chinese food, then I was like UGH, not feeling the food right now....hmmmm.....need more crafts!  So I ripped the seams out of a thrifted dress I plan to recon into a purse for my FOCR R2 swap and now here I am back on the PC :)  Crafting kept me feeling well all afternoon, so I do hope it keeps you feeling well too.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: teachingjonah on July 17, 2008 08:14:49 PM
hey ya'll. i'm sorry i havent checked in, i kind of had a little miscarriage.  :'( i'm still crafting and plugging right along. crafting is healing for me, as i'm sure it is for a lot of you. :) i wanted to send early, but, that may not happen. i will, however, be sending on time.

Hugs and good thoughts are going your way right now.  I hope the crafting does help.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 18, 2008 01:32:33 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss n u l l g a l. I hope that your family are looking after you and that you'e looking after yourself too. I had a bereavement myself not so long ago, and crafting does help. I'm sending *hugs* and healing thoughts your way!  :-*

hey ya'll. i'm sorry i havent checked in, i kind of had a little miscarriage.  :'( i'm still crafting and plugging right along. crafting is healing for me, as i'm sure it is for a lot of you. :) i wanted to send early, but, that may not happen. i will, however, be sending on time.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on July 18, 2008 05:47:16 AM
I was hoping to send early too, but a much needed trip to grandmothers house is eatting up time


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 18, 2008 05:54:49 AM
With all the happy and healing thoughts from everyone and the crafting you'll be feeling better in no time.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 18, 2008 06:19:21 AM
I'm hoping 1boy1girl1kitty2's package arrives today. The guy at the post office though it might be there by the end of the week, worse case probably Monday. I'm SOOOO excited!!!


This is a link to the post I did last night. Its what I've been doing to keep myself busy...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257819.0


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on July 18, 2008 02:11:37 PM
(((((n u l l g a l l))))) :'(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: n u l l g a l on July 18, 2008 03:08:53 PM
awww...thanks you guys. i'm actually almost done now. it really did help! i just have a couple things to finish up and then it will be off! this has been a great group.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 18, 2008 07:15:26 PM
prolly monday, nothing but diaper covers in the mail today


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 18, 2008 10:14:22 PM
I put together half of the large. This is my first time doing this ... technique. Let me just say ... I want to keep it so bad! 

I think I'm going to have to make 2 of them. The only reason I can part with this one is because it's geared towards my swap partner's likes, preferences, etc. I'm super excited, yet nervous at the same time, for her to see it.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 19, 2008 05:41:05 AM
Hrmpf!  :(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 19, 2008 12:04:55 PM
Hugs to nullgal and I'm sorry for your loss. May everyday bring you more healing and closure.

I'm on my way to the craft store for more supplies, more specifically a pattern. My husband took all the mula with him so I have to stop by coin star. LOL How pathetic is that? I can't stand to wait so I scraped my change together.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 19, 2008 01:34:19 PM
NO! whats pathetic is googling coinstar (cause i've never heard of it) finding out out what it is and where the nearest one is and actually wanting to gather change JUST to go check it out! thats pathetic! lol the neasest one is at albertsons in williston, nd which is about 1.5 hours from here!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 19, 2008 03:54:53 PM
Lol. We have them in all the grocery stores around here. My fiance and I keep all of our spare change in a jar on the counter. Then when we're broke we use it to buy dinner. Lol.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 19, 2008 04:38:02 PM
I'm pretty cheap, so I won't use the coinstar....they take like 7% of your money!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: KidWithKemikals on July 19, 2008 05:13:26 PM
I'm pretty cheap, so I won't use the coinstar....they take like 7% of your money!

yeah they really do!
at the bank my mom works at they have a Penny Arcade which is like a coinstar but you can guess how much change youve got and if you make it within like $2 of your total you get a dinky prize


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 19, 2008 06:46:46 PM
I'm all done with my large!  It is just finishing up drying right now.  I've got one more thing to make, a large-ish item.  I'm getting the final supply for it tomorrow!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: n u l l g a l on July 19, 2008 07:15:26 PM
I've got two smalls that equal a medium, like, a million smalls, and working on the large(s) tomorrow i'm going to our hippie health food store to see what other fun things i can throw in. :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: pixie5 on July 20, 2008 05:08:54 AM
almost done!! i should be able to send tomorrow!! ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 20, 2008 06:21:17 AM
Here's a quick teaser shot of a couple of my projects!  ;D



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 20, 2008 06:22:59 AM
oh wow!  that stuff is great-looking, Samsara! 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 20, 2008 06:24:02 AM
Thanks! I'm just having soo much fun with this!  ;D Is everyone else??


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 20, 2008 07:10:32 AM
I'm hoping for a round 2!  Hippy stuff is so much fun to make!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 20, 2008 08:10:19 AM
Man, I have been SO sick the past couple days....ate some burger at work that APPARENTLY was CHOCK FULL of bacteria....ICK.  But, I'm better now, just really weak from losing all my nutrients and dehydrated really badly  :'(  I do have a teaser of MOST of the items from AlwaysInspired's package...in the box already, I might add :)



Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 20, 2008 08:31:59 AM
Ooo, that looks lovely!! And I'm sure there will be another round of this swap; we've got a great bunch of folks here  ;D It looks like everyones getting spolit!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 20, 2008 06:41:15 PM
Get better TheSapphireMoon!!!
Great now I'll be staring at that teaser pic for another 15 min. trying to figure out what is in there!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 20, 2008 07:31:45 PM
I'm ready for another round and I haven't even recieved yet! It was so much fun!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on July 21, 2008 06:06:00 AM
I should be sending this week, got super sick at grandmothers house...which made for an awesome 6 1/2 hour ride back home...

*sigh* more sleep, then crafting, lol.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 21, 2008 06:22:21 AM
Dang, looks like I was not the only one to be stricken down by something :(  Sorry to hear that KiwiChickie...On a lighter note, I am BACK :)  Feeling great now, and despite still feeling a bit ill yesterday, mom came over and helped me out with some parts of my garment I was clueless on completing, so I should be able to spend an hour or so tomorrow putting it together FINALLY and pressing and serging edges and making sure if there are any more bits n bobs to toss in the box that you would SURELY love :)  That teaser really does look like an eclectic mix of stuff...and it really is :)  That's how my hippie world revolves over here, so Imma gonna send some of it your way!  I hope you like the little _________ I made...even though part of it ended up backwards, I think it adds to the uniqueness of it.  Also, I included you a __________that I found as well, had to sew up a hole in it, but as long as you are not staring at the inside all the time you would not really notice :)  I LOVED the embroidery on it, and wanted to share it with you!  Can't wait to send this off!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 21, 2008 07:00:27 AM
ooo torture!!!  ;D I can't wait to receive and I'm sure I will love everything!

I wish I would have had a surger to finish the edges of your skirt, but alas I could not. Surprisingly enough though the batik holds up well to washing.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 21, 2008 08:03:11 AM
I will serge it when I get some free time after wearing it once or twice more.  It's hung up in my closet after I wore it dinner at my friends' that one day.  Still got a couple wears left in it before I should need to wash it.  I may just haul it back to the craft room to serge up after I finish your large item while I have the gusto to do stuff :)  Then, it's off to start on my stuff for the craft my fave decade swap....where I have hippiejo74 for my partner :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Craft The World on July 21, 2008 07:15:32 PM
Sent my package out today! Hope vgnmom loves it!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: n u l l g a l on July 21, 2008 07:28:23 PM
sending TOMORROW! whoo!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: viri on July 22, 2008 03:39:01 AM
Hi there!
I've not posted before here, as I was busyν with all the festivals I've been foing tooo :D
Anyway I'm almost ready with my large item so all happy :D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 22, 2008 07:02:25 AM
I'm all done crafting!  I just need to take pictures and wrap it all up!  Hopefully I'll get to send today!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: esmecraftin on July 22, 2008 10:40:33 AM
Just saying hi as I haven't posted on here much :)

I am getting on with my items slowly but surely, and I really hope to be done before the final posting day next week!

The things I have seen already in the gallery have been wonderful - my swap anxiety is starting to creep up now! ::)
Samsara, those teaser pics look very fascinating!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 22, 2008 10:44:07 AM
 ;)

I have more....


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ccswch on July 22, 2008 11:59:51 AM
I need to finish my large, but it only has about 30 minutes left on it, so I should be able to ship this weekend :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 22, 2008 04:46:40 PM
I sent to Ecstatic today!!!  I can't wait for it to get there!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 22, 2008 05:32:02 PM
preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'getting...anxious...waiting...for...partner...to...recieve...') :o


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 22, 2008 05:33:46 PM
I'm still waiting for my package ..... no patience.... going crazy....

Will be sending mine off tomorrow or thursday


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 22, 2008 07:20:48 PM
I am SOOO stressing over the bias tape needed for the collar on my large...ARGH....got everything else done except that and the side slits....then, DONE :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 22, 2008 07:39:49 PM
Don't stress over bias tape!! It is super easy to use and a great tool to have in your sewing arsenal! Just pin, pin, pin and you'll be fine, I promise!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 22, 2008 08:10:12 PM
I'm so excited to get my package. I can't wait.  ;D

Meanwhile ... I'll be sending on the 31st, lol.  ;)

Bias tape - the steam function on the iron is your friend (assuming the fabric you're using is also friendly to steam). I actually don't use pins because they poke, what to me look like, obvious holes in the bias tape.

So, I just wing it using steam.

If you go reaaaaaaaaaaallllllllly slooooooooooowly, you can manage it without pins.

But, if you're into something that takes less than, say, one hour ... pins are your friend. ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 23, 2008 06:51:00 AM
I don't use pins anymore, but when I was new to using bias I did. Now I just hold it on and sew as I go, but when you aren't sure of using it pins help.
I use it alot now. It is such a great way to finish stuff off!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 23, 2008 03:31:34 PM
MMM!  >:( I'm not enjoying no DC on my package. I wanna know when it'll get to Canada!!!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 23, 2008 04:27:15 PM
MMM!  >:( I'm not enjoying no DC on my package. I wanna know when it'll get to Canada!!!!!

 :( I agree....I sent mine awhile ago to Canada - no word from my partner that it has gotten there......stupid US customs :'(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 24, 2008 05:44:27 AM
I recieved! well sorta, the delivery person said I owed them money from US customs, I didnt have any cash so she took the package away and I have to go pick it up at shoppers later :(

I never had to pay customs with US swappers before, oh well


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on July 24, 2008 05:47:38 AM
Wow! You should look into that when you pick up your stuff. That way other craftsters can be prepared and maybe we can do something about it...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 24, 2008 05:54:33 AM
It may be that he/she didn't mark the package as a "gift" and wrote an amount value of the box. Which, if they were buying insurance would have been the right thing to do, but that means there will be customs $ calculated upon arrival.  ???


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 24, 2008 06:30:13 AM
Whew  :o  Had my mom come help me on the bias tape, and I will be done shortly.  I have seriously underestimated my own lack of sewing knowledge thus far....this is why things have been taking me so long.  If it was EASY, then I was all over finishing it....but I have been so reluctant to finish this item as if I mess it up, I don't have any more fabric to make a new one :(  I am away this weekend, so I will likely be sending by 7/31...maybe a day or 2 before.

On the custom's.....yes, marking it 'gift' should prevent that from happening....BUT, as I ship for eBay, even if marking it a gift and it vastly exceeds that country's maximum non-taxable customs amount, they WILL charge taxes on it STILL.  SO.....if it is a gift, which on Craftster it IS as we are not paying for our swap packages except on postage :)  mark the cost, like $5 and mark it GIFT to send overseas.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: adrenalynn on July 24, 2008 06:34:24 AM
*whew!!!* finally!! im almost done with my large...so glad!! i feel like it took  me forever. i guess when you have someone specific in mind, it changes how you work..TOTALLY!! heehee
ok well nullgal, i hope youre going to be pleased with your package when i send it out!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 24, 2008 06:35:33 AM
I can't wait! It sounds like my hippy goodness is almost finished!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 24, 2008 07:02:15 AM
I'm crossing my fingers that Ecstatic recieves today.  I'm really nervous, waiting to see if she likes it!  hurry postmen!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 24, 2008 07:46:49 AM
yeah I was kind shocked when they came to my door and said COD of x amount, i was like What? Really? and she said it was due to customs.

I always just say it's worth very little and put gift, or something like that otherwise they gouge you.

I wasn't expecting this so I wont be able to send until the 31st now :(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 24, 2008 09:23:10 AM
Mine's all packaged up and ready to be posted tomorrow morning!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 24, 2008 10:42:19 AM
i agree with sapphire when sending to canada the value on the customs for IS NOT what the value of whats inside for insurance. it is the value of what the person paid for whats inside. now if it is a gift (which swaps are) customs still expects you to put a value on th contents. a gift is duty free up to $50.00 canadian. but if the package is marked goods or merchandise it is automatically charged duty for 20.00 or more. so please mark your swap packages gift.

 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 24, 2008 02:15:04 PM
 :'( I wish I would've know that sooner....my post office didn't even know that until I told them what had happened. I sent money to cover the stupid taxes to my partner......the package has now cost me $33 USD to send :-\


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 24, 2008 02:24:05 PM
I received from superhooker.

I'm in love. With everything she made me. But, now, I think she's going to have to leave her husband and come live with me, crafting for me forever and ever. No, really. That's just what's going to have to happen. Because she's good. Really, really, really good.

The shawl she knitted for me is just exquisite.

Everything is just amazing - the shawl, the journals, the yarn, the bracelet, the post it notes, the mug, the plant hanger, the tie-dye napkins ... it's just all incredible. And I'm incredibly spoiled.

Hopefully, she'll post photos soon so that everyone can drool over them. ;) My digital camera is off in repair. So, all I have is a webcam. Fortunately, she took photos cause I warned her.

Thank you so much. Let me know if you need help breaking it to your husband that you'll be leaving him to craft for me.  :D ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 24, 2008 04:01:24 PM
I've seen some of her other swap packages and I think we would all take her as our personal crafter! I have a package on the way from her for a personal swap and I can't wait!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 24, 2008 08:40:47 PM
I've seen some of her other swap packages and I think we would all take her as our personal crafter! I have a package on the way from her for a personal swap and I can't wait!!!  ;D

Maybe we could steal her for ourselves. Keep her in a tower, full of craft supplies, and have her craft for us indefinitely.

I'm sure her family wouldn't mind.  :D ;)

And I'm really not insane.  ;) I just love everything she made.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: superhooker on July 24, 2008 11:02:17 PM
I've seen some of her other swap packages and I think we would all take her as our personal crafter! I have a package on the way from her for a personal swap and I can't wait!!!  ;D

Maybe we could steal her for ourselves. Keep her in a tower, full of craft supplies, and have her craft for us indefinitely.

I'm sure her family wouldn't mind.  :D ;)

And I'm really not insane.  ;) I just love everything she made.

hehehe... you guys are too nice (in a demented sort of way!)  I had a lot of fun making Ecstatic's package, and I was so nervous!  I'm so glad that you liked it!

I'll get my pics up tomorrow, for some reason craftster is not letting me upload stuff right now.  The pictures aren't the greatest, but they'll have to do until the action shots....right?


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on July 25, 2008 08:15:51 AM
Can't wait to see!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 25, 2008 10:59:35 AM
The pictures aren't the greatest, but they'll have to do until the action shots....right?

I will definitely post action shots. I should be getting my camera back soon. Before this month is out, is what they're saying.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 25, 2008 11:24:21 AM
Mine was sent today! Now I have swap anxiety!  ;) I hope my partner likes everything!  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 25, 2008 03:40:49 PM
Ugh, if there is one thing I hate, it's buttonholes. I am such a dufos! I didn't push the lever down for a buttonhole I was doing and got confused when it just kept going. I hate ripping things out. Other than that I have a few things left and I'll be done. This has been a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AradiaLane on July 25, 2008 08:25:06 PM
I'll be sending Monday at the latest. Now I have swap anxiety...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 26, 2008 02:41:13 AM
Well, we have a few more days until the actual send out date and lots of people have sent out already, so I thought I'd post a list of the senders and receivers.

Blue - package sent
Green - package has been receieved and all's well  ;D
Red - late and no communication


1.   Samsara  - Sent
2.   hippiejo74  - sent
3.   AradiaLane 
4.   KidWithKemikals 
5.   Craft the World – sent 
6.   vgnmom - received
7.   Kiwi-Chickie - received
8.   jadeye 
9.   aimeerox  – sent
10.   pixie5 
11.   1boy1girl1kitty2
12.   whitleeann
13.   AlwaysInspired  - sent
14.   Ecstatic  - received
15.   Happy_Hooker 
16.   n u l l g a l  - sent
17.   norahkate
18.   urnokey2myhart  -  received
19.   thelotetree – sent
20.   teachingjonah  - sent
21.   superhooker   - sent
22.   Scotskipper402  - sent
23.   adrenalynn 
24.   viri   
25.   irish_chicky   
26.   TheSapphireMoon  - received
27.   ccswch 
28.   shaun.reilly
29.   mermaid melanie
30.   stafishtaylz - sent
31.   esmecraftin 

Okay, please check that your status is correct and let me know if it's not  ;)

Can I just remind every to check in by posting to the thread so that we know you're all alive and well and that there are no prolems!  ;D
Have a great weekend everybody and remember that you should all be sending out by the 31st at the latest, please let me know if you're going to be late!   


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: esmecraftin on July 26, 2008 04:34:48 AM
Oh noes!! I just went out for an hour and came back to find a card from the postie - my parcel had been taken back to the depot and now I will have to wait until Monday :(  I didn't even find what I wanted at the shops either. Bad start to the day - I hope it improves!

Well, I'm sure it will be great when I do get it anyway - no need for swap anxiety, Samsara :D

Meanwhile, my own crafting is not going so well, but I have this whole afternoon to sort it out so I'd better get on with it!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 26, 2008 05:05:39 AM
I'm still out here! Waiting patiently  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: norahkate on July 26, 2008 10:09:54 AM
i'm here and almost finished.  i will most likely be sending on the 31st, though, as i will be out of town for work for a couple days.  i think i'll finish up today and then do finishing touches and/or packing it up when i get back.  this has been so much fun!
it just happened to turn into an extremely hectic time in my life so i have spent very little time on craftster.
(i had to make myself use the little free time i had to actually craft instead!)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 26, 2008 11:36:51 AM
Oh noes!! I just went out for an hour and came back to find a card from the postie - my parcel had been taken back to the depot and now I will have to wait until Monday :(  I didn't even find what I wanted at the shops either. Bad start to the day - I hope it improves!

Well, I'm sure it will be great when I do get it anyway - no need for swap anxiety, Samsara :D


Oh no! You mean I have to wait until Monday??! Arrgh! The suspense!  ;)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 26, 2008 03:38:05 PM
Yup, it's gonna be the 31st before I send.  Out of town with my girl for the weekend...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 26, 2008 03:41:54 PM
Have a fantastic time the pair of you  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: norahkate on July 26, 2008 10:17:56 PM
i just almost-finished my large!  i'm so excited because it is something new for me that i have been wanting to try.  just a little finishing touch, but not tonight because i need to sleep!   :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Dreaminsanity on July 27, 2008 12:43:48 PM
I just need to finish ONE thing that I happened to leave at my dad's.  >:(
So in the next couple of days I need to somehow get it.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ccswch on July 28, 2008 11:21:24 AM
I'm here, been without internet for a few days, trying to catch back up.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 28, 2008 11:50:22 AM
It may be the 30th before I send, I'm finishing up one more thing. Hopefully it won't take that long.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Ecstatic on July 28, 2008 12:59:36 PM
I'll be sending on the 31st. I'm completely done, though. Super excited to send!

I wanted to send today. But, I went to the garage, and what do I notice? My back tire is completely flat. I'm glad, at least, it happened at home versus on the road. Still ... I'm not quite sure what to do about it. I'm pet/house sitting for my mom. It's her car. And she is SUPER picky about who fiddles with it. She's unreachable in Poland at a small beach community (no phones).

I'd ride my bike, but ... the package is rather big. And heavy. And it's Louisiana, in the summer. And, ok, I'm lazy. ;)

Fortunately, my neighbor said she'd drive me to the post office. So, I'm good for the 31st.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 29, 2008 09:13:16 AM
Here is an update of who has sent, received, feedback and all that jazz. PLEASE if you think you will be shipping late pm ME (1boy1girl1kitty2) and your partner now so that we know BEFORE the send out date. If i do not here from you as to whether or not you have sent or sending late by august 1st i will mark you red until you do contact me with the status of your partners package. i DO NOT want to have to post negative feedback but i will if it is 10 days past send outs and i have not heard from you (or your partner hasn't either) once your partner receives their package i will edit your feedback, but will reflect poor communication in the comments

many of you are sending pm's of sent and rec'd to samsara and that is great but you need to pm me as well as i am the one keeping track (samsara has been forwarding to me but please make things a bit easier for her)

once both partners receive i will post feedback unless asked earlier

sent
sent and partner received
sending late
contact me immediately
feedback given

Superhooker <-> Ecstatic
Jadeye <-> teachingjonah
TheSapphireMoon <-> AlwaysInspired
Craft the World <-> vgnmom
shaun.reilly <-> viri
AradiaLane <-> whitleeann
aimeerox <-> urnokey2myhart
KidWithKemikals <-> mermaid melanie
ccswch <-> norahkate
n u l l g a l <-> adrenalynn
1boy1girl1kitty2 <-> stafishtaylz
thelotetree <-> Kiwi-Chickie
irish_chicky   <-> hippiejo74
pixie5 -> Happy_Hooker  -> Scotskipper402 -> pixie5
Samsara <-> esmecraftin


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on July 29, 2008 01:22:24 PM
It all looks great to me! Thanks for posting that info 1boy1girl1kitty2. Don't forget people that you should be sending out on the 31st at the latest! That's the day after tomorrow people!!! We've had some amazing packages so far, everyone's really been outdoing themselves! Remember to let your partner and 1b1g1k2 know when you send and when you receive! If you really think you're not going to be able to send out on time, let us know! We'd rather that than have anyone flake out.  ;D Right, back to your scheduled programming! Peace, out!  


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 31, 2008 12:08:53 AM
I'm sending first thing in the morning. I'm very excited and nervous as well. I worked hard on my partner's items and I hope that she enjoys them too.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on July 31, 2008 04:57:49 AM
yay, ship out day


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: irish_chicky on July 31, 2008 06:01:11 AM
woo I'm sending today!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on July 31, 2008 07:31:33 AM
please pm me confirming that you've sent and dc# if you have it. i will not take posts in the thread as confirmation of sent.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: hippiejo74 on July 31, 2008 10:16:58 AM
 ;D Can't wait!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: AlwaysInspired on July 31, 2008 12:15:41 PM
I just checked the DC# on my package that TheSapphireMoon sent to me and it said my package was missent and misrouted. It said it has been corrected though and is on it's way to me. Geesh post office, give a hippy a heart attack!  :-\


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 31, 2008 01:20:02 PM
That's frickin' hilarious....cuz I JUST put the label on it last night, gave it to my girl to take to work this morning...so that was OUR postal workers where I live...they probably told it to go on the wrong truck, like said NC instead of ND, then caught it and fixed it, but the system recorded the error anyways  :P  Cripes....it BETTER get there, and get there in ONE PIECE....arghhhhh..... >:(


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 31, 2008 05:59:49 PM
I just received! I am soooo excited about my stuff! AradiaLane did an awesome job, she really kept in mind everything I said. I got an AWESOME crocheted slouchy hat, a beautiful patchwork skirt, an adorable macramed owl necklace, a great little light weight scarf, a beaded necklace and a very sweet dress for my baby girl. I'm getting to work right away on my pictures.

I sent today, so hopefully she will be getting her package soon. We have a ridiculous post office and they can be problematic, so we'll see. I have a confession to make, I went hippy swap crazy. lol The longer I waited to send, the more stuff that went into the box. I just hope that she enjoys it all as much as I enjoyed making/collecting everything. It was so much fun.

I love everything I got. Everything is so well done and exactly what I would have wanted. Thank you so much AraidaLane, you're an awesome swap partner!! My first swap has been perfect. 


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Dreaminsanity on July 31, 2008 07:34:20 PM
I sent today, yay!
In about a week my package should come.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: SewMamaLady on July 31, 2008 09:23:21 PM
I just posted my package in the gallery, you guys have to check it out! :)


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on August 02, 2008 01:31:26 PM
 :D I'm finally sent out!!  Unfortunately it took until yesterday to get it done because I've had issues with my move.  But it's all good because as of this afternoon, I officially live in Guernsey and not Edinburgh!!!

Yeeeeeeeaa Haaaaw


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: thelotetree on August 02, 2008 01:49:51 PM
I recieved from KiwiChickie... look in the gallery!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on August 12, 2008 08:41:44 PM
please check your status on page 59 in my post if there is something wrong that needs to be corrected pm me please


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ccswch on August 13, 2008 08:10:27 AM
norahkate received from me and has posted pictures in the gallery.


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: shaun.reilly on August 13, 2008 12:39:14 PM
Viri should have my package by now but I think she's away at the moment.

I'm still waiting...  I'm expecting it in the next like two days...


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on August 19, 2008 12:09:40 AM
 :( It seems we are in need of an angel folks. N u l l g a l still hasn't received her gifts of hippy happiness and we've not heard anything from her partner. If anyone would like to step up and angel for her, could you pm me and I'll send you her questionnaire.  ;D

N u l l g a l, would you like to post pictures of the package that you sent, so that your crafting skills are admired by all your friends here?  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: stafishtaylz on August 19, 2008 12:00:00 PM
Just posted pictures of my awesome swap package from 1boy1girl1kitty2 in the gallery... yay!!!


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on September 27, 2008 02:34:31 AM
Can anybody who's not posted pictures of what they've received please show them off in the gallery which is here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255724.0

Thank you!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: Samsara on October 08, 2008 12:46:08 PM
Well, I guess everyone's sent and received now, so this swap is officially closed. Thanks for being such wonderful swappers and I'll see you all for the next round!  ;D


Title: Re: Hippy Swap Round 2 (Sign ups June 16th – 29th Send out by July 31st)
Post by: ScotSkipper402 on October 08, 2008 02:01:09 PM
Peace out, Samsara, and thanks for organizing!