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Title: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 08, 2008 12:27:31 PM
GALLERY~ https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=258960.0

Swap name: Kawaii Apron Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ritapizza
Sign-up date range: 7/8/08 - 7/12/08
Date to send item by: 8/29/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 12

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
You *must* get a tracking number when shipping within your own country. When shipping abroad, you must have a reciept as proof of postage.

Age requirement? 13+ (if you are under 18, please get your parents' permission)

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

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


Details of swap:
Do you love everything kawaii? How about a cute apron? Make a super cute apron for a fellow craftster or kawaii up a pre-made apron! The apron could be half or full, and they could be for yourself, your mother, your SO, your kids, or a cute smock for a baby! Some ideas are in this thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252728.msg2813914#msg2813914).

This is meant to be a small low-stress swap, so the minimum crafting requirement for this swap is 1 kawaii apron! Extras will be up to you and your partner. Please note in your questionnaire if you would like to swap more than one kawaii apron (3 max) and I will match swappers accordingly. If you choose to swap more than one apron, you may be partnered with more than one partner to swap one apron with. (For example, swapper A would like to swap 2 aprons and may be paired up to swap 1 apron with swapper B and 1 apron with swapper C.) Also, never forget to communicate with your partner on what and how much you would like to craft for each other. And we are also going for quality here so make your kawaii aprons are fabulous!

Sign ups will be closed once the 12 slots fill up so it is possible to get partners before the sign up period ends!

Communicate often to your partner and in this thread, and I will send occassional 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 reciept 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.  

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

Swappers:
01) ritapizza x2
02) melyssa_marie
03) demekah x3 (The Netherlands)
04) nicolatte (Canada)
05) poyupop x2
06) porfavoray x2
07) mysticflower *welcome 1st time swapper! (UK)
08) squirrelgirl x3
09) zombiebex
10) Im Sew Silly
11) fezzle
12) mlookyloo1 x2

Partners:
ritapizza -> melyssa_marie, demekah
melyssa_marie -> ritapizza
demekah -> ritapizza, mysticflower, mlookyloo1
nicolatte -> squirrelgirl
poyupop -> porfavoray, ImSewSilly
porfavoray -> poyupop, squirrelgirl
mysticflower -> demekah
squirrelgirl -> nicolatte, zombiebex, porfavoray
zombiebex -> squirrelgirl
Im Sew Silly -> poyupop
fezzel -> mlookyloo1
mlookyloo1 -> demekah, fezzle


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/18 Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 08, 2008 01:20:41 PM
Also, I'm a pretty flexible organizer, so if the sign up period dates, max number of swappers, send date, minimum requirements, etc are keeping you from signing up, let me know! :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/18 Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 08, 2008 01:43:58 PM
i'm so excited. c'mon ladies!!! lets get to sewing!!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/18 Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 08, 2008 03:17:01 PM
Omg, I would love to do this swap! My first swap ends around the 16th, so I'm gonna have to rush over here to see if there's still room! Sounds like a fun swap :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/18 Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 08, 2008 03:21:59 PM
Oh I can definitely extend the sign up period too. I'm just usually too eager to jump right into crafting. Let me extend the sign ups 1 week so that you can join too without rushing! :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 08, 2008 03:38:16 PM
 I know what you mean being too eager to craft :D I'm actually not too worried about the timing, because I'll most likely get my feedback back by then, I'm just worried about it being filled and there being no room :(


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 08, 2008 03:39:32 PM
No worries! I'll save a spot for you if you'd like :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 08, 2008 03:43:27 PM
 Really?! That is so nice of you, thank you!! As soon as I get my feedback, I'll PM you the questionaire thingy :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 08, 2008 03:52:00 PM
Reserved you a spot! :D
If more than 12 swappers are interestered, I may open this up to more people.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 08, 2008 07:00:10 PM
I would like to do this swap  :) I don t sew very good I new at this but I think it would be fun to do ;D I just got a new sewing machines.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 09, 2008 10:13:47 AM
I would like to do this swap  :) I don t sew very good I new at this but I think it would be fun to do ;D I just got a new sewing machines.

you can embellish a premade apron if you want.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: mamaedgar on July 09, 2008 09:37:11 PM
eeeek!  i'd love to join this swap, but i've sworn off swaps for the rest of the summer (too many birthdays to craft for....) ooooh so tempting though!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 09, 2008 11:51:46 PM
This swap sounds like so much fun...


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: Tygir on July 10, 2008 07:37:06 AM
I was actually thinking of making some cute aprons for work (hairstylist). This would be awesome to get myself started!
Hmm.... now to make sure I'll have enough time...


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 10, 2008 09:06:30 AM
eeeek!  i'd love to join this swap, but i've sworn off swaps for the rest of the summer (too many birthdays to craft for....) ooooh so tempting though!

doododoodooooo! the powers of swapping compel you! the powers of swapping will take you down! doooododooodoooo!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 10, 2008 10:36:57 AM
poyupop, you're in! thanks for joining!

Tygir, you totally need some cute aprons for work! :D being a hairstylist must be so awesome!

mamaedgar, I hope you can join! I know, I said I've sworn off swaps too, but I can't help myself  :P

I made the send out date really late to give everyone plenty of time to craft :D If anyone needs more time, let me know! :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: mysticflower on July 10, 2008 01:22:22 PM
This sounds great! I have never swopped before... but I am eager to make something beautiful to send.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: 3littlechicks on July 10, 2008 03:47:32 PM
I would like to do this swap  :) I don t sew very good I new at this but I think it would be fun to do ;D I just got a new sewing machines.

I would have no problem with getting a new seamstress as a partner, I might sign up too. I just have to see if I for sure have the time to do it first :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 10, 2008 06:10:34 PM
poyupop, you're in! thanks for joining!


Yeah! I look forward to getting my partner.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29] 4 spots left!
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 11, 2008 05:26:59 PM
Hi there....love aprons, but am new to the kawaii themes? got any pics to show? lol,  i feel SO behind :-[ :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29] 4 spots left!
Post by: eye_on_sparrow on July 11, 2008 07:27:05 PM
I am thinking about join this.  I love aprons.  I am just deciding if I have time to make some aprons or not.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29] 4 spots left!
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 12, 2008 08:32:52 AM
okay, I signed up!  ;D I love pretty aprons. And I did some looking online at examples of Kawaii art and got inspired so I have been drawing patterns to make my own appliques  :) So now I am really looking forward to getting partnered & seeing what they like so I can start creating! YAY this will be FUN!!!! :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29] 4 spots left!
Post by: zombiebex on July 12, 2008 09:39:12 AM
Hooray! I love aprons, too!

While browsing around for ideas, I came upon this link: http://tipnut.com/56-free-apron-patterns-you-can-make/

Might be useful to some folks.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29] 4 spots left!
Post by: ritapizza on July 12, 2008 10:09:19 AM
okay, I signed up!  ;D I love pretty aprons. And I did some looking online at examples of Kawaii art and got inspired so I have been drawing patterns to make my own appliques  :) So now I am really looking forward to getting partnered & seeing what they like so I can start creating! YAY this will be FUN!!!! :D

awesome! yup I would have just suggested to search "kawaii" in google or flickr or there have been a few kawaii swaps here in craftster you could check out too! kawaii is basically anything super cute and sweet and maybe Japanese inspired :)

now we only have 1 spot left!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: squirrelgirl on July 12, 2008 02:43:37 PM
This swap looks so fun! It had a lot of fun looking at cute aprons on wist. Who knew there were so many cute styles?
The link for free apron tutorials was a pretty good find too!





Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 12, 2008 03:10:50 PM
ok I just signed up  ;D 


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 12, 2008 03:49:18 PM
oooh How exciting! I wonder if that means it will be kept open a while longer or if we will get partners sooner so we can start sewing and being super creative!
 ;D I am so excited to find out my partners likes/dislikes to get ideas on what to make the apron like......*brain storming* ::)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 12, 2008 06:30:42 PM
i just got home from some notions shopping. there are just some things in life a girl must have. list including ruffles. can't wait till everyone is all partnered up!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 12, 2008 07:06:03 PM
i just got home from some notions shopping. there are just some things in life a girl must have. list including ruffles. can't wait till everyone is all partnered up!

YES! Ruffles/lace Rock!  ;D I am making my mental list.......


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 12, 2008 07:21:53 PM
I hope I get in ;)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: fezzle on July 13, 2008 08:53:21 AM
Oooh, I want the last person to hurry up and sign on so that we can get started!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [Sign up 7/8-7/25 Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 13, 2008 10:55:11 AM
i *think* we have 12 ? lol, i think we are all getting excited  :D i know i am!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 13, 2008 11:06:27 AM
Yup! we're all full now!
I'm so happy that everyone is so excited to start! I'm excited too!

mlookyloo1, I sent you a PM about your questionnaire. Please answer and I'll add you to the swappers list :)

zombiebex, you're so awesome for posting that link to free apron patterns! thanks so much! :D :D :D

nicolatte, please let me know when you receive feedback from your 1st swap (any day now! :))

Everyone can feel free to post pictures or links to cute aprons and free patterns! It's a great way to get ideas rolling!

Now that we're full, it'll take me a day or two to partner everyone up!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 13, 2008 01:50:58 PM
Yay! How exciting  :D Thanks for forming this swap Ritapizza! I am sure this is going to be a ton of fun for us all !
Looking forward to being creative.........


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 13, 2008 03:06:30 PM
 Ya, I'm really excited as well, it's such a fun idea for a swap :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 13, 2008 03:46:54 PM
I think this is going to be fun ;) I dont sew very good but I will do my best :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 14, 2008 08:13:25 PM
can't wait to see who gets who and start sewing!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 15, 2008 08:29:26 PM
me too!   :)

 


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 15, 2008 09:48:49 PM
Thanks for your patience! Partners are posted on the first page! I'm working on sending the PMs with your partner's info right now! :) Please let me know right away if you have any questions or issues. Thanks!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 15, 2008 10:24:16 PM
yay can't wait to get going!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 15, 2008 10:33:57 PM
OK PM are all sent! Please let me know if I messed up :)
I spent a lot of time making sure all the partner matches are the best!
I hope you all love your partners!!

Have fun making cute aprons, ladies!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mysticflower on July 16, 2008 12:04:11 AM
Thanks ritapizza! I'm so excited about my first swap!  ;D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 16, 2008 10:45:53 PM
WOO HOO... gonna enjoy this fun swap.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 17, 2008 12:52:31 AM
things are great! already having fun and stitching!!!
Thanks RitaPizza!!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 18, 2008 04:48:54 PM
I hope everyone likes your partners! Have a great weekend stitching!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 18, 2008 06:11:17 PM
Yeah it is the weekend... hopefully the creative juices flow easily.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 18, 2008 07:56:37 PM
This is going to be fun :) I do not know what to do make a full or a half so I will make a full and a half :-\ :-\


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mysticflower on July 20, 2008 12:46:39 AM
I'm making some miniature ones first so I know what to do for a life-size version!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 20, 2008 09:39:01 PM
I'm making some miniature ones first so I know what to do for a life-size version!

I have done this many times with bags. I love doing this... it gives me something to dress my tiny dress form with.



Boy Howdy this thread is getting very quiet. It must mean people are super busy working on their projects and or enjoying the great outdoors. :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 21, 2008 06:14:27 AM

Boy Howdy this thread is getting very quiet.

Ha! the "boy Howdy" made me laugh :D
Agreed though, its super quiet. For me its sewing, lol, tooo darned hot to be outside much in these parts....
HOpe everyone is having fun whatever they are up too!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 21, 2008 06:39:28 AM
I was lounging in the yard with my bunny and embroidery project. I love summer. And aprons. Can't wait to see all the awesome aprons!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 21, 2008 03:22:13 PM
 Oh, I love that idea of making miniature aprons! After this swap, I should convince my manager to let me wear my new apron to work one day ;D (I work at Wendy's, we have to wear these ugly boring black aprons)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 21, 2008 07:46:43 PM
I am soooo excited I went to the store today and got thing for one of my apron so next week I will go get for my next apron :) I hope they work out ok  ::)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 23, 2008 03:37:36 PM
Oops! sorry, my notifications don't work for this thread!

I hope everyone's getting along well with their partners and busy making cute aprons! There's still plenty of time before send outs but you are welcome to send early if you'd like. Just remember DC#s for sending US to US and receipts for international packages. Please PM your partner and myself when you send.

I should start a gallery thread! I'll post the link in the first page.

Happy crafting, ladies~!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 23, 2008 03:52:33 PM
Rita~ Thanks! I was wondering when a thread will be started for a gallery :) I should be shipping either last of this week, or first of next- yippie!
 
Ha, ended up making two and made the decision to send #2 that is in progress cause I didnt think #1 apron ended up 'Kawaii-ish' enough....hum, I dont think that is a real word...but it works  ;D



Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 23, 2008 03:56:30 PM
wow, you're fast!
I can't wait to see what you made!

You can let your partner know that you're making 2 for her so that you both are swapping the same amount :)

kawaii-ish is totally a word around here! ;)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 23, 2008 04:07:53 PM
Rita~ lol, she knows I am making a second one (PM'd her) to let her know I was making two so I could decide which one to send her.
I may end up keeping the other cause it may be appropriate for either another swap, OR a chirstmas gift. After I got finished it ended up more embroidery, cutsie, folk-artsie (another interesting word-lol) instead of Kawaii-ish  ;)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 23, 2008 04:28:16 PM
oh gotcha :)
you should keep the other one :D
I know lots of people who love cutie folksie artsie embroidered aprons including me!
And kawaii is a loose term in this swap that can include anything cute, just as long as your partner loves it! :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 23, 2008 05:23:37 PM
-jumping up and down with hand in the air- me me meee!! that sounds super cute and right up my alley. if you do end up keeping it, please post a pic so I can oogle it!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 24, 2008 12:21:42 PM
-jumping up and down with hand in the air- me me meee!! that sounds super cute and right up my alley. if you do end up keeping it, please post a pic so I can oogle it!


Haha- OK, I will take pics of both, the one I send to partner and the other extra. I have stopped production on the one I know I am not sending just cause it can wait and was in my train of thought not what others think of when thinking Kawaii. I think its pretty, lol, but I dunno ::)

If all goes smoothly, I should be finished with my partner's apron and will be sending tomorrow. I will PM ya if I do with a DC #, Rita!  :)

Then the swapper "Hope my partner likes it anxiety" begins.... :-[


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 24, 2008 01:19:51 PM
just got back from craft supply shopping. my local store is moving across the street, but dumping all their current inventory. everything is 50 or 75% off!! i love it!! so much good stuff for only $8.47. i got some stuff specifically for the extras for you rita!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 24, 2008 01:36:57 PM
oh yay! you're so lucky! I love craft store sales!
I'm working on some super cute extras for you too!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 25, 2008 04:51:20 PM
-jumping up and down with hand in the air- me me meee!! that sounds super cute and right up my alley. if you do end up keeping it, please post a pic so I can oogle it!


Haha- OK, I will take pics of both, the one I send to partner and the other extra. I have stopped production on the one I know I am not sending just cause it can wait and was in my train of thought not what others think of when thinking Kawaii. I think its pretty, lol, but I dunno ::)

If all goes smoothly, I should be finished with my partner's apron and will be sending tomorrow. I will PM ya if I do with a DC #, Rita!  :)

Then the swapper "Hope my partner likes it anxiety" begins.... :-[


I know I will like it... :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mysticflower on July 26, 2008 08:44:23 AM
I have put a lot of work into my one, it is going to be so hard to part with!! I might have to make another the same for me to keep!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 26, 2008 09:20:29 AM
Oh I cant wait to start seeing what others have made  :)
I am working on finishing up the one I didnt send, cause I wasnt sure if it was Kawaii appropriate or not, today. Will take pics of it later and post on this thread and not the gallery to see if you all think it actually was OK or not.
lol, I am new to aprons and kawaii! I LOVE aprons, just not a pro at making them myself yet- working on it though!  ;)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 26, 2008 09:24:14 AM
 No worries, your not the only newbie to making aprons! I was thinking of buying a premade apron, but for 20$, I know I can make a cooler one for cheaper 8) (the apron was ugly anyways)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 26, 2008 01:39:02 PM
hey
ok, as requested/promised here is a pic of the one I decided not to send cause I wasnt sure about it being truly kawaii or kawaii enough....finished it today.
Also a good thing I didnt send it cause if you look closely, you will see the waist band is a different color of dark brown than the ruffle I made and used to cut out my appliques. I had fun drawing them out and hand drawing the flowers to embroider.
Anyway, I ended up not having enough of the print NOR the brown (and wasnt able to find more in that particular color of brown  :-\ SO, i found some brown double sided binding to use for the waist part....its not perfect, but I think its ok. (next time I will always buy MORE fabric than I think I need than just a little over enough to allow for screwups)

Anyway....here is 'Maude' (yes I named my hanger form thingy) modeling...
THe front



The flirty cup  ;) (he is winking)



the surprised  :o tea pot!



aaand the back.



the other side of it looks just like the front so its reversable, only there isnt any applique on it, just the print with the brown ruffles/trim.

ok- was it kawaii in any form? or more folk artsy, something or a nother? or both?


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 26, 2008 04:55:51 PM
how cute! the embroidery is so adorable and whimsical and love the ruffles!
you should definitely keep this for yourself :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 26, 2008 07:43:00 PM
You did such a fantastic job on that... I love the embroidery... you are truly very talented. Great job, and I can see why you kept it... it is quite lovely.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 27, 2008 03:11:23 AM
You did such a fantastic job on that... I love the embroidery... you are truly very talented. Great job, and I can see why you kept it... it is quite lovely.

Thanks :) but the only reason i kept it is cause I didnt think it was kawaii enough, really.
That and the band didnt match the exact brown used for the ruffle I made and to make the appliques...otherwise, it would have been the one in route. ::)



Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 27, 2008 02:00:06 PM
 You did a lovely job on that apron!! And 'Maude' did a beautiful job modeling it ;)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 27, 2008 07:36:12 PM
I like the apron good job :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: fezzle on July 27, 2008 08:33:10 PM
Wow, that apron is adorable! I finished my apron a couple of days ago, so I'm going to try to send it out tomorrow!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on July 28, 2008 11:48:45 AM
Great! I'm happy to hear that some of you are finished already!

Just checking... how is everyone doing? I hope everyone is on track!
Please post a quick note or PM me about your progress :)

Please PM me if you have any concerns about anything!

Also contact your partner(s) if you are going away for a few days in case she tries to contact you when you are gone.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 28, 2008 02:30:37 PM
*waves hand* ;D "present!"
I am currently having fun checking the DC tracker on Poyupop's apron,....hehe- she ought to be getting it today I think. SO hopefully she will have a happy for her when she arrives home this evening! :)



Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on July 28, 2008 02:39:58 PM
 I'm still here! I'm doing great, I actually JUST got fabric today. I went everywhere trying to find the 'right' fabric, that wasn't also gonna cost me an arm & a leg! I always forget how much fabric can be! And today I think I finally found some ;D My sewing begins tonight at exactly 9:01 when I get home from work 8)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on July 28, 2008 03:54:31 PM
just got home from work, don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you!! still crafting as usual.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 28, 2008 04:07:07 PM
Thanks all on the nice comments on the apron I made but didnt send. lol, I still dont know what I am going to do with it exactly ::)  Christmas....another swap if someone likes it or its appropriate for another swap,...i dunno...! ;D Right now Maude is still sporting it  8)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 28, 2008 07:29:02 PM
Hi I got one apron done one more to go ;D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on July 28, 2008 11:27:21 PM
I received my package from Im Sew Silly today... Sorry it took a bit to post the photos. Check the gallery for the fantastic apron I received.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 01, 2008 03:55:16 PM
Thanks, ladies! Glad to hear that you're on the right track! And Im Sew Silly finished before everyone!

My update - I finished one apron, working on my second and also crafting some extras for my partners and I'm pretty much halfway done :) I really like how the aprons turned out and now I just need to kawaii them up! ^_^

I still need to hear from these ladies, just a touch point to see how things are going :)
demekah, porfavoray, mysticflower, zombiebex

Thanks and have a happy crafty weekend!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: squirrelgirl on August 01, 2008 03:58:29 PM
This weekend I'm going to start crafting after last week's vacation to New York. I like vacations, but I miss being able to work on my projects. :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 02, 2008 05:45:55 PM
I am done going to send out monday ;)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: melyssa_marie on August 02, 2008 10:10:56 PM
scrapped my first attempt :P I cut the pieces too small. blah.

went to the store today and found lovely fabric. I hope round two goes better.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 04, 2008 12:36:13 PM
I sent out today :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: Im Sew Silly on August 04, 2008 12:42:39 PM
I sent out today :)
Oh I cant wait to see all the new pretty aprons popping up on here!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 04, 2008 03:28:01 PM
I got my package from fezzel today :) I will post pict later to night


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on August 06, 2008 05:11:26 PM
I have been working on my two aprons... I am finished with them... now I am just doing the appliqué. Yeah



Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mysticflower on August 10, 2008 04:17:31 AM
I have finished mine but want to make a similar one for myself, so have kept hold of it as a reference point. Does the apron have to get there by 08/29 or do I send it out by that date? I live in the UK so it will take a little longer for mine to send.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 10, 2008 10:54:27 AM
Great! You need to send by 8/29 and if you're sending internationally, just keep the receipt of shipping for proof of shipment because package tracking costs too much over seas. Your partner will let you know when she receives :) Some people like to take a picture of what they send before sending it too :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 11, 2008 04:37:05 PM
Some really cute aprons in the gallery! Thank you to those who sent early so that we may all enjoy some kawaii eye candy!

Just a head's up, the deadline to send it 8/29  which is about two and a half weeks away! Feel free to send early if you want to! I myself will be sending hopefully later this week :D

Just a friendly reminder to everyone, please keep in contact with your partners! If your partner asks you a question about the apron she is making for you, please respond in a timely manner :) I have sent some PMs to some of you who have been a bit quiet just to see if you're on track.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 12, 2008 04:27:45 PM
It must take a long time to get to netherlands :) My partner as not got her apron yet I mail it last monday hope she get it soon :(


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: squirrelgirl on August 12, 2008 07:08:56 PM
I had the hardest time finding any really cute fabric. Now I'm just going to have to "kawaii" it up with appliques.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 14, 2008 04:04:10 PM
Reminder for those sending soon ~ Please do not forget to get DC#s for your packages within the US and receipts for those shipping internationally. Thank you!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on August 15, 2008 09:12:53 PM
Yeah! I have a whole weekend to myself... so I will be doing the finishing touches on both of my aprons. I should be sending out coming this week. WOO HOO!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on August 16, 2008 03:18:48 AM
 Just want to check in :) I'm verrryy close to finishing my apron, I'm SO excited to show it off! I love it so much right now :D


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mysticflower on August 16, 2008 07:33:42 AM
I have got to make one tiny adjustment to the apron and it is done! I am seriously having a hard time parting with it, and don't know if I am up to making another one the same! I hope demekah likes it :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mysticflower on August 20, 2008 10:09:32 AM
I am on holiday from now until the end of August. I will post the apron before I go, can't wait to see the apron gallery when I get back!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 21, 2008 05:01:25 PM
Looks like a lot of people are getting ready to send!

Just checking in... how is everyone doing? I hope everyone is on track!
Please post a quick note here or PM me about your progress :)

Just a reminder, the send out date is next Friday, August 29th!
If you cannot send by that date, please let me know otherwise we will worry about you.
Please PM me when you send and receive and please provide DC#s (or receipt of shipment if you are shipping international).

We all can't wait to see all the kawaii aprons!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: squirrelgirl on August 22, 2008 07:39:19 AM
I'm just putting on some finishing touches!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on August 22, 2008 05:03:27 PM
Was hoping on sending earlier this week... but as you can see... it didn't quite happen. It will definitely be before the 29th.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on August 24, 2008 01:31:31 PM
Hmmm... it is so quiet in here. :(


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on August 25, 2008 05:58:43 PM
Finished with TWO aprons... sending tomorrow.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: nicolatte on August 25, 2008 09:08:05 PM
 Squirrelgirl got her apron from me!! I can't wait for her to post photos so you can all see the Kawaii goodness I sent :D 8)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 26, 2008 01:20:12 PM
I can't wait to see them too!

It has been quiet here, so I just hope everyone is ready to send by Friday!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: poyupop on August 26, 2008 05:16:55 PM
Yeah... I look forward to see all the beautiful aprons. I sent my apron out to my partner today... woot... I am so excited to see the photos.


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 26, 2008 05:22:41 PM
can t wait to see all  the apron :)


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 28, 2008 04:22:56 PM
Yes! I hope we have more senders so we can see all the cute aprons soon!
Also, some of you have received recently! Please post your pictures in the gallery!

Send out day is tomorrow!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: squirrelgirl on August 29, 2008 06:50:02 AM
Sending out later today!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: zombiebex on August 30, 2008 07:44:16 PM
Seeent yesterday! Phew. Was working down to the wire!!


Title: Re: Kawaii Apron Swap [CLOSED Send out 8/29]
Post by: ritapizza on August 31, 2008 12:02:37 AM
Awesome!

Please PM me DC#s or proof of shipment (if international) so I can keep track of where packages are :)