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Title: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-2)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 16, 2008 06:57:37 PM
Gallery link - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262951.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262951.0)

Swap name: Go Green and Recycle   
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: indigo_roses
Co-organizer: ollieorange
Sign-up date range: 07/16/08 - 07/25/08
Date to send item by: 09/02/08

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

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

Age requirement? at least 13, if under 18 have parental permission and be able to get to the post office on time

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


I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have negative feedback or show a history of late sending, incomplete packages, lack of DC #'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap! If you are a newbie with nothing more than 15 "that's cool" posts, you likely will not be admitted. Your partner needs to be able to stalk you to find out what you like!

Details of swap:

This swap is for those who would like to go green and recycle! Items may be made with the intention of helping your partner go green (reusable grocery bags) or may be from recycled materials (t-shirt quilt).

We will be crafting 1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small. However, if you and your partner feel like crafting more, go for it!

If you need inspiration...
eco-craftalong
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170428.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170428.0)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap Gallery
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248443.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248443.0)
Farmerís Market Swap Gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232343.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232343.0)
Back to Nature Swap Gallery
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245520.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245520.0)
Going Green Swap Gallery
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236052.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236052.0)
Earth Day Recycle Swap Gallery
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5981.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5981.0)
Trash to Treasure Swap Gallery
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187057.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187057.0)
Earth Day/Environmental Swap 2 Gallery
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=161905.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=161905.0)


Please label all pm's with some version of Go Green and Recycle Swap in it!
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap - Go Green and Recycle Swap
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 13 years old (yes/no)

What are you favorite crafts to make?
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
Is there any kind of craft you would not want to receive?
Favorite colors/color scheme?
Least favorite colors?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you/people in your household smoke?
Do you have pets?
Anything else you would like your partner to know?


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


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


AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. mimikachu
2. ollieorange
3. barbolot
4. rosesanplacebos
5. Kitten Wrangler
6. aimeerox
7. cerealboxes84
8. nicolatte
9. irockmysocksoff
10. opheliapoe
11. xray kitten
12. winstongang
13. smotheredsleepingbeauty
14. m8888888
15. urvi
16. pinkleo
17. tazzell
18. michelleames
19. Tuesday
20. smittenheart
21. rangerbeth
22. Kookaloo_Starr
23. SnapsAndDrangons
24. h_pets360
25. EowynUlysses
26. Tanzie
27. jaybee
28. poppyache
29. bronzfrog
30. Silly
31. hippiejo74
32. krazy4katz
33. fezzle
34. indigo_roses


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle!
Post by: indigo_roses on July 16, 2008 06:58:26 PM
indigo_roses' group

ollieorange <--> EowynUlysses
Kitten Wranger <--> urvi
Nicolatte <--> hippiejo74
xray kitten <--> Kookaloo_Starr
m8888888 <--> rangerbeth
tazzell <--> poppyache
SnapsAndDrangons <--> bronzfrog
h_pets360 <--> Silly
Tanzie <--> jaybee
krazy4katz <--> fezzle

ollieorange's group

indigo_roses <------> irockmysocksoff
mimikachu <-------->barbolot
rosesanplacebos <----->smotheredsleepingbeauty
aimeerox <--------->ceralboxes84
opheliapoe <-----> winstongang
pinkleo <-----------> michelleames
Tuesday<------>smittenheart


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: barbolot on July 16, 2008 09:18:30 PM
Yay!  I sent my info in!  So excited!!!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: h_pets360 on July 17, 2008 12:55:31 AM
I had a lot of fun with the last reduce/reuse/recycle kinda swap.  I might end up signing up but I gotta think about it for a bit.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: kantha_stich on July 17, 2008 06:29:42 AM
I can't wait.  THis is my first reuse/recycle be the change you want to see in the world type of swap!  Woo!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: indigo_roses on July 17, 2008 09:45:30 AM
I had a lot of fun with the last reduce/reuse/recycle kinda swap.  I might end up signing up but I gotta think about it for a bit.

You know you want to!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: nicolatte on July 17, 2008 04:02:41 PM
 Just sent my info in! Sounds like a fantastic swap idea, helping the earth one craft at a time 8)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: brideOFkniterstein on July 17, 2008 04:30:13 PM
sounds like fun!

let me think about the timing


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: cerealboxes84 on July 17, 2008 04:35:19 PM
I was going to join one of the other swaps, but I'm so glad I waited for this one!  Recycling is one of my main motifs. 


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: mimikachu on July 17, 2008 04:40:37 PM
I'm super psyched about this one too! I've been googling a lot of stuff too for inspiration. Yay!




Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap
Post by: dichotomy on July 17, 2008 04:43:37 PM
I am going to seriously consider signing up for this one. Maybe by the 25th I'll have a better idea of how my August will be.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: babalina58 on July 17, 2008 07:28:09 PM
I will watch this for a few more days but I will most be joining you all....It is a great idea..


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 17, 2008 07:59:20 PM
Yay! I hope you come swap with us!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: babalina58 on July 18, 2008 05:19:06 AM
TWIST MY ARM WILL YA...ROTFLMAO  I just sent in my info sooooo I guess I wanna play with you all  ;)
  I am really in need of a few things and this is the perfact swap for that....hehehehe


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle!
Post by: Somethingotherthanusual on July 18, 2008 06:28:33 AM
Reserved for partners


whats this mean ?


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle!
Post by: brideOFkniterstein on July 18, 2008 09:02:27 AM
Reserved for partners


whats this mean ?

that just means that when sign-ups have closed and she partners everyone up... she has reserved that spot to edit and place the list of partners so it's easy to find up at the top of the thread.

i hope that made sense...lol


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 18, 2008 03:25:10 PM
Reserved for partners
whats this mean ?
that just means that when sign-ups have closed and she partners everyone up... she has reserved that spot to edit and place the list of partners so it's easy to find up at the top of the thread.

i hope that made sense...lol

Yep! On the 26th, I'll be posting the pairs of partners there. That way you don't have to go searching through the board to find out who your partner is!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: babalina58 on July 18, 2008 06:14:28 PM
OK watch close ( I am on the ground kicking like a baby tossing my arms) I want partners now...wahhhhh :o ;D :D ;)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 18, 2008 07:55:12 PM
Sorry, you need to wait another week. We need to give time for more people to sign up so there's a better chance of everyone being matched up with their perfect partner!  :)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: babalina58 on July 18, 2008 08:09:20 PM
Well, I guess I will then if you say WE have to...LOL...Shisnick we just got a call from hubbys command We are packing to evacuate the coast as some tropical crap is heading our way..GAH where to go and what to take...


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: opheliapoe on July 18, 2008 10:16:25 PM
i'm really excited about this swap! i love to recycle stuff in fun ways! and i also love to make things that i can reuse instead of constantly throwing things away. so, this is going to be a fun swap for me. i can't wait to get a partner so i can get crafting!! :)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: xray kitten on July 19, 2008 01:44:09 AM
Weeeeee!! I just sent in my info! I have been waiting for this for a while... ;D I have so many ideas of what to do.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: smotheredsleepingbeauty on July 19, 2008 04:48:26 PM
Wow. I did it! I signed up, so happy to do something eco-friendly and swap! :P


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: babalina58 on July 20, 2008 08:04:25 PM
I got my partner a ___________ today...Oh I cant wait to get my partner...


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: sugaree on July 21, 2008 09:26:17 AM
just sent my info - woopee!

and babalina - you already started crafting w/out even knowing your partner?  awesome! 


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: pinkleo on July 21, 2008 09:33:43 AM
I sent in my info too.
I have so many ideas.
I can't wait to start.
I think I'm going to start a pre-project just for fun.  ;D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: tazzell on July 21, 2008 09:39:33 AM
Just sent my info in, I took part in the Back to Nature Swap and it was so much fun thinking about what I could make out of something that had already had a use. ;)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: rosesanplacebos on July 21, 2008 11:06:30 AM
It's so tempting to pre-swap craft but I just couldn't.
I like to get to know my partner REALLY well so I can make the absolute perfect things for them.
Besides I could go three directions with this swap-I need to know which way my partner would prefer anyway making it impossible to pre-swap craft.
However I have a list longer than my arm of ideas that I can't wait to begin narrowing [and making!].


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: sugaree on July 21, 2008 11:28:48 AM
i agree completely, roses - i'm like that too.  i love the whole stalking process of swapping and making things tailored specifically to my partner's tastes. 
i know this sounds crazy, but i almost can't wait for my vacation to be over so i can start crafting!  lol  but not really....i mean, i paid an arm and a leg to take my ass to switzerland, so i must enjoy myself.  no ifs, ands, or buts.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: pinkleo on July 21, 2008 12:15:07 PM
Oh I figure a pre-swap craft will be fun.
I would not be using it as an official swap item
(I'll save those for after partners, for I too love to stalk and cater to my partner).
The item will either be an extra or an opportunity to practice a craft.
Plus, when inspired, I always craft.
And this swap is inspiring.

It is so sweet that so many of y'all want to please your partners!
How lucky your future partners will be!
 ;D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: nicolatte on July 21, 2008 03:50:23 PM
 Eep! Some people have already started crafting :D Hope your having fun sugaree in Switzerland, that's one place I definitely want to go visit 8) Eat all the Swiss chocolate you can!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 21, 2008 03:55:35 PM
Wow, I logged on to find 5 new questionnaires in my inbox! We're up to 21 participants total! (I know it says 20 on the list on the front page, I haven't actually listed myself yet)

I was thinking about making a "pre-craft" item myself. I want to try out the singlet shopping bag tute, but I don't want to buy fabric that my partner will like and then completely screw it up. But, then I got sucked into paperpiecing, and kind of forgot about it. Maybe I'll do that sometime later this week.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: barbolot on July 21, 2008 08:00:10 PM
Pre-crafts... like doing warm-ups for a swap!  I'm with you all on the stalking part -- that's half the fun.  But I also like to practice on new/different crafts (mainly so I don't have a last-minute melt-down/malfunction!)

So excited!!!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: michelleames on July 21, 2008 08:19:03 PM
YAY! I'm in! I can't wait to get my partner to start stalking! ;)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: babalina58 on July 22, 2008 05:44:52 AM
I love the idea of this swap. I cant wait to get partners...Great fun in the making....


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: sugaree on July 22, 2008 07:14:12 AM
Hope your having fun sugaree in Switzerland, that's one place I definitely want to go visit 8) Eat all the Swiss chocolate you can!

thanks, nicolatte!  i plan to have tons of fun in switzerland (mostly because i paid out the wazoo for my flight).  luckily my boyfriend is swiss, so we will stay at his cousin's house - free rooming = yay!  as for eating as much swiss chocolate as possible, well, since the boyfriend is swiss, we almost always have swiss chocolate in the house.  and when our swiss friends come to visit they bring us tons of chocolate so we're always stocked.  yum yum :)



Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 22, 2008 12:35:57 PM
I'm very tempted to join you all in this one  ;D
My brother gave me a bagful of "waste fabric" from where he works, it's very nice and I just couldn't see it binned! The strips measure approx 7"x3" and I'm certain I can use them for something


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: nicolatte on July 22, 2008 11:23:02 PM
 
I'm very tempted to join you all in this one  ;D

 Joooiinn usss... jooiin uss alll!

Yay, we get our partners in a couple days! ;D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 23, 2008 02:04:01 AM
Just sent in my Q&A  :)
I have so much thrifted fabric & clothing waiting to be made into something else  ;D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: sugaree on July 23, 2008 06:39:39 AM
hey guys - upon reconsideration, i realized that given the amount of time i'll be on vacation, i probably wouldn't be able to put in the quality time really needed for this swap.  so i will unfortunately be backing out of this one....boo hoo....

i hope you all have fun and churn out some awesome recycled crafts!  and maybe i'll see you all again if there's a round 2 :)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: smittenheart on July 23, 2008 11:47:02 AM
started saving my recyclables to use as crafty stuff...

*giddy*


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: h_pets360 on July 23, 2008 12:20:37 PM
Alright.  I sent my PM.  I'm excited.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: Tanzie on July 24, 2008 09:24:57 AM
i'm so down for this one...just sent in my info!
 :)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: xray kitten on July 24, 2008 11:56:29 AM
Soooon we get to start crafting for real...


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: urvi on July 24, 2008 02:47:40 PM
hello everybody ....
urvi here from india !

i had to stop swappping for a couple of months - LIFE !!!

anyhow this is my come back swap ! im so excited !!!

cant wait to start swapping .....


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: ollieorange on July 24, 2008 06:56:01 PM
Wow! I haven't been on in a few days and there's a ton of new posts and new people signed up! I can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 24, 2008 07:10:11 PM
Wow! I haven't been on in a few days and there's a ton of new posts and new people signed up! I can't wait to get started!

Yep! With Tanzie, you are now officially needed! We now have 26 participants and 26 hours left to sign up! Hehe, that matches.  :D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: jaybee on July 24, 2008 09:24:35 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire. Thank god I made it on time! Wouldn't want to miss such an exciting swap!

So what happens when there's an odd number of participants? Will I be kicked out? Sorry for my ignorance..I've completed only one swap so far.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on July 24, 2008 09:36:27 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire. Thank god I made it on time! Wouldn't want to miss such an exciting swap!

So what happens when there's an odd number of participants? Will I be kicked out? Sorry for my ignorance..I've completed only one swap so far.

Sometimes the organiser will scout around for just that one more person.
As an organiser I've once partnered myself with two people (ie - sent out two parcels and received two in return) just to avoid problems.

But usually, a three-way chain is devised, where X sends to Y who sends to Z who sends to X.


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 24, 2008 09:52:09 PM
Yep, Kitten Wrangler is right! If there ends up being an odd number of participants, I plan on doing a 3 person chain. And, you actually have just made this even, because I realized that I forgot to add someone to the front list. So now we're at 28!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: rosesanplacebos on July 24, 2008 11:00:54 PM
Sooo...close....can't....wait....!!! =D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: michelleames on July 25, 2008 05:33:06 AM
Soon! I'm on the edge of my seat with anticipation!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: Tanzie on July 25, 2008 07:42:17 AM
HAHA leave it to me to be the trouble maker!
 ;D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: nicolatte on July 25, 2008 10:28:00 AM
 Do we find out partners sometime late today, or tomorrow!? Excuse my impatientness, (is that even a word?) I'm just excited to start crafting ;D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 25, 2008 04:01:03 PM
Do we find out partners sometime late today, or tomorrow!? Excuse my impatientness, (is that even a word?) I'm just excited to start crafting ;D

Partners should be posted sometime tomorrow. Signups are still open today, for those last minute people (there were 4 pm's waiting for me when I logged on!). I've done a lot of possible pairings, and will finalize them all once signups close. I might not be able to get the partners up until tomorrow night, though. In the morning I'm taking the PRAXIS exams, which are required to become a teacher, and I have to work from 3-8:30. I'll have a couple hours in the afternoon, but I might not be able to get it done then. I'll get them up as soon as I can, though!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: pinkleo on July 25, 2008 04:08:14 PM
In the morning I'm taking the PRAXIS exams, which are required to become a teacher, ...

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!!!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: krazy4katz on July 25, 2008 04:28:09 PM
Yikes! hope I got in under the wire... at least if I did...there will be an even ### of swap peeps  ;D


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 25, 2008 04:31:58 PM
Thanks pinkleo! I'm not that worried about them, I'm just not looking forward to getting up at dawn to be there at 7:30, which is usually when I get up to go to work.

You made it in, krazy4katz! You actually made it odd, though. I haven't added my name to the front list yet.  :P I'm sure I'll get at least one more questionnaire before the day is done, yours was the 5th so far!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups until 7-25, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: nicolatte on July 25, 2008 04:41:36 PM
 Sounds good, can't wait! Good luck on your exams!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 25, 2008 09:08:42 PM
Signups are officially closed, and we've ended with 34 participants! Yay for even numbers!  :)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: nicolatte on July 26, 2008 01:30:53 AM
 YAY! *happy dance* Partners todayy! 8) I've already gathered most of my recycling 'victims', ready for crafting!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: urvi on July 26, 2008 08:28:35 AM
34 of us !!! :D
this is going to be sooo much of fun !

im holidaying in belgium and ive already bought some things to use as supplies to craft stuff for my swap partner !!!!  ;D

its my first time in europe and im excied about everything !

cant wait to find out who my partner is going to be !  ::)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: barbolot on July 26, 2008 08:58:50 AM
Wow, urvi!  Sounds like you're having a wonderful time!!!

So excited about this swap.... lots of ideas already!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: indigo_roses on July 26, 2008 11:30:50 AM
My group of partners is now posted on the first page! If you don't see your name, then that means you're in ollieorange's group and will report to her. I'll get the questionnaires out when I get home from work, around 9ish. I'd do it now, but I need to leave in 10 minutes.

The PRAXIS wasn't that hard, it was just very long. Getting up at 6 wasn't very nice, either. But I'm about 99% sure that I passed!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: smittenheart on July 26, 2008 11:36:12 AM
darn it...more waiting..I am in the other group..I will report to duty once assigned-hehe..


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: nicolatte on July 26, 2008 11:54:32 AM
 Partners!! Thanks indigo_roses ;D I have to leave soon too for work 1-9:30, yuck!!!


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: ollieorange on July 26, 2008 01:50:16 PM
Don't worry guys! I'm working away on partners. They'll be posted soon!
I have to laugh- none of you guys from TX put your zip code on the questionaire :)


Title: Re: Go Green and Recycle Swap (Signups closed, sendouts 9-1)
Post by: Tanzie on July 26, 2008 02:17:39 PM
howdy to my partner jaybee!
can't wait to talk to you!  :)


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Post by: pinkleo on July 26, 2008 02:19:55 PM
I have to laugh- none of you guys from TX put your zip code on the questionaire :)

DOH!  :D  I know I'm one of those.  It must be the mind-melting heat or excitement.   I promise dear future partner to give it to you. ;D


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Post by: barbolot on July 26, 2008 03:16:31 PM
Don't worry guys! I'm working away on partners. They'll be posted soon!
I have to laugh- none of you guys from TX put your zip code on the questionaire :)
Guilty.  Sorry!  :-[
I think you're right, pinkleo.... it's pretty oven-ready hot here.


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Post by: jaybee on July 26, 2008 05:47:29 PM
Hi there Tanzie! Hope we both have lots of fun in this swap!


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Post by: indigo_roses on July 26, 2008 06:04:42 PM
The other group of partners is up! Now I'm off to send out questionnaires!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 26, 2008 06:16:46 PM
The other group of partners is up! Now I'm off to send out questionnaires!

YEA!!!


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Post by: indigo_roses on July 26, 2008 07:07:04 PM
All questionnaires have been sent! If you did not receive one, pm me so I can smack the computer and send it again.  ;)


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Post by: ollieorange on July 26, 2008 08:37:06 PM
Don't worry Texans- as long as you give your zip to your partner there are no worries!
Team ollieorange's questionaires have been sent. Let me know if you didn't get yours


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Post by: urvi on July 26, 2008 11:25:06 PM
its crafting time !!! yay !  ;D


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Post by: h_pets360 on July 27, 2008 01:08:18 PM
Heh, my partner sent me something like THREE zip codes and associated addresses  :D

I WIN!

(she's a college student, with parental, grandparental, and "home" addresses, basically).

On with the brainstorming ---> crafting!


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Post by: nicolatte on July 27, 2008 01:57:35 PM
 Happy crafting everyone! :) I'm brainstorming like crazy over here 8)


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Post by: opheliapoe on July 27, 2008 04:27:29 PM
taking a break from the horribly uncomfortable chair at my craft table to say i have officially started crafting for this swap! yay!! luckily, i think my partner will like most everything i was thinking of making, and she had some stuff on her wists that got the hamster wheel turning :)


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Post by: krazy4katz on July 27, 2008 05:17:24 PM
Yep, started crafting a bit on this one myself this afternoon...waiting to hear some info back from my partner before I proceed... this is such a fun swap!


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Post by: urvi on July 28, 2008 12:27:24 AM
oooh ! you guys have started swapping already ?!

 :-\ im still asking qs and brainstorming !


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Post by: hippiejo74 on July 28, 2008 05:17:21 PM
 ;D I am starting......just gotta work out my stuff...... ::)


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Post by: opheliapoe on July 29, 2008 10:01:21 AM
i'm done with my small and have started on my large! i already had so many ideas figured out for this one, and my partner and i like a lot of the same things. so, i didn't really have to go back and change any of my plans.


*we just found out today that we're crafting up another small human. so, this baby will bring us up to three. lol... pray for my sanity ;)


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Post by: barbolot on July 29, 2008 02:34:12 PM
*we just found out today that we're crafting up another small human. so, this baby will bring us up to three. lol... pray for my sanity ;)
Yay!!  CONGRATS!  :D
Trust me... it gets easier!  You'll do fine.  As for sanity, well....  ;)


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Post by: fezzle on July 29, 2008 03:40:23 PM
I just realized I never posted anything in here >_<

Still in the brainstorming stage and working to finish up and send out a previous swap before I really throw myself at this one. I'm so excited though!


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Post by: tazzell on July 29, 2008 05:57:49 PM
*we just found out today that we're crafting up another small human. so, this baby will bring us up to three. lol... pray for my sanity ;)

Congratulations ;D  I lost my sanity after the first one ;)


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Post by: hippiejo74 on July 29, 2008 06:20:28 PM
*we just found out today that we're crafting up another small human. so, this baby will bring us up to three. lol... pray for my sanity ;)

Congratulations ;D  I lost my sanity after the first one ;)

 ;D ;D Me too.....except about 3 months after first was born......uhhhh.....it appeared there was a second in route ::) Congrats!!!!


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Post by: smittenheart on July 29, 2008 06:35:37 PM
Quote from: hippiejo74


 ;D ;D Me too.....except about 3 months after first was born......uhhhh.....it appeared there was a second in route ::) Congrats!!!!

wow,such fast workers..I have 6 years between my boys..took me awhile to get over labor..hehe..


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Post by: opheliapoe on July 29, 2008 07:28:06 PM
this one was a surprise. my girl is only 9 months old. so, we weren't expecting another so fast. but, oh well. i guess it was meant to be!

in swap related news... i finished my large tonight! i'll be done with this one in no time flat. i guess it helps that i didn't have to rethink any of my original plans and already had it all ready to get craftin'.


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Post by: jaybee on July 29, 2008 09:33:22 PM
Congrats opheliapoe! I have a 8 month old and she's driving me insane LOL!

You are crafting so fast! Makes me wanna hurry up and start crafting already!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 30, 2008 02:25:12 AM
opheliapoe - CONGRATULATIONS  ;D

Swapwise I have made the stuff I need to make one of my planned items  :)


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Post by: rosesanplacebos on July 30, 2008 10:07:19 AM
My large is like 50% done. Nothing else is started though. Mostly because I've yet to hear from my partner. Though truth be told I put off messaging her until yesterday. =/
This is so much fun though! =D


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Post by: nicolatte on July 30, 2008 10:28:26 AM
 opheliapoe, congrats!!

 And I officially have my one large complete, and my one medium complete 8)


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Post by: xray kitten on July 30, 2008 12:13:00 PM
I'm mostly brainstorming, though I have started the big one.

Does leftover yarn and fabric count? I mean, it hasen't been anything before, but it's a biproduct of something else. I guess I at least could use it as a component.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on July 30, 2008 02:10:52 PM

Does leftover yarn and fabric count? I mean, it hasen't been anything before, but it's a biproduct of something else. I guess I at least could use it as a component.

It counts for me  ;D Using as much as possible from what material you have on hand is green in my book, much better than throwing your offcuts away!


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Post by: opheliapoe on July 30, 2008 02:42:53 PM
that's how i feel on it also. by not driving to buy more of anything, i'm not using gas, i'm not polluting the air. i mean, i'm using some recycled stuff, but also using eco-friendly and leftovers.


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Post by: indigo_roses on July 30, 2008 03:54:23 PM
Wow, you are some speedy crafters! A large AND a medium done already???  :o I have my small almost done, and have started on my large. I'm still thinking about what I want to make for my medium, though. I have an idea, but I'm not sure if that's what I'm going to make or not.


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Post by: hippiejo74 on July 30, 2008 04:02:26 PM
 ::) I have my medium and smalls done.....now I gotta get on the large... ;)


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Post by: nicolatte on July 30, 2008 11:04:48 PM
 With the boy at Disneyland for 2 weeks, I have extra free time to do all my swaps :D


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Post by: Tanzie on July 31, 2008 05:49:38 AM
i have alot done and will be starting on another large tonight!


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Post by: bronzfrog on July 31, 2008 06:48:42 AM
I'm off thrift store shopping!    ;D


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Post by: smittenheart on July 31, 2008 07:26:48 AM
I guess I better start huh???


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Post by: h_pets360 on July 31, 2008 11:24:46 AM
You and me both, smittenheart.
I haven't even figured out what I'm gonna make yet.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 01, 2008 03:28:26 AM
I went to the thrift shop earlier but didn't find anything for this swap. I did find a tablecloth for me though  ;D


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Post by: opheliapoe on August 01, 2008 05:59:04 AM
i wish i had a good thrift store around here.

i got my large and small done, now i'm stuck on the medium. i know what i'm doing for it, but i've been so tired for the past week that i just don't feel like doing anything unless i have to. lol... good thing sendouts are a while off.


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Post by: tazzell on August 01, 2008 01:15:45 PM
I've lots of ideas but I have to remember my lovely partner doesn't want lots of clutter for her new uni room :D


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Post by: smittenheart on August 01, 2008 01:20:26 PM
I am not trying to add clutter..but organization(how about that teaser...)..anywho,I finally cleaned my room-I just got a bunch of new toys so I needed to get rid of stuff to make room for new stuff..

in that cleaning I organized and also found stuff to craft with..funny how that happens..


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Post by: barbolot on August 01, 2008 01:59:57 PM
I have all of my items sketched and planned out, but not actually started.  I plan to bust out a couple of items this weekend!


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Post by: poppyache on August 01, 2008 05:29:28 PM
I've lots of ideas but I have to remember my lovely partner doesn't want lots of clutter for her new uni room :D

craft doesent count as clutter!

my brain is ticking away, Iv crafted to items but there a bit scruffy.back to work!


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Post by: irockmysocksoff on August 02, 2008 11:24:14 AM
I started one the day after i got my partner. But then I got an even BETTER idea for the same idea (hard to describe...) So I had to make another trip to the store and get the supplies again, and I have started it, and now i just need to add details and i am almost finished with one! I have some incomplete ideas about the others. :)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 04, 2008 07:21:56 AM
I think I've just finished my medium item, although the time it's taken should make it an extra extra extra large  ::) *lol* I have plans for a small but I'm a bit stumped for a large atm.


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Post by: pinkleo on August 04, 2008 07:56:01 AM
Doing a quick check-in. 
I've completed a small and an extra  :D 
And I bought a little extra. 


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Post by: michelleames on August 04, 2008 08:04:17 AM
Checking in...

I have my plans all drawn out and most of my materials. Just working on where to find the last few...


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Post by: Tanzie on August 04, 2008 10:22:36 AM
i just got home from a mini work trip now that i am all unpacked and comfy again i will resume crafting!


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Post by: jaybee on August 04, 2008 10:46:53 AM
I've finished the medium and working on the small.


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Post by: hippiejo74 on August 04, 2008 11:21:26 AM
 ;D Got the small and med done - just have to do the large....


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Post by: nicolatte on August 04, 2008 01:24:32 PM
 *waves* I'm still here!! If my small goes as planned and if I can get the goods to make it, I'll try and send out before the end of next week, so it's not hanging around with all the other crafts making them all jealous 8) Heh


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Post by: ollieorange on August 04, 2008 03:41:12 PM
I've got all mine planned, all the supplies are coming from my stash- now all I have to do is start!


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 04, 2008 05:01:03 PM
I've gotten a start on a few things - and I'm trying to do everything using recycled materials.

My biggest problem is that nothing I'm recycling is coloured in my partner's preferred colours!!


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Post by: h_pets360 on August 05, 2008 12:49:10 AM
The fiance and I went for a walk this morning and found some cool stuff in free piles.  I have to double check the colors but some of it might be perfect for my swap partner!  Of course, it involves a craft that I can't very well carry with me on a plane (I'm gonna be out of town a bit very soon), so it'll have to wait til I get home...

Meanwhile, the brainstorming continues.


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Post by: rosesanplacebos on August 05, 2008 01:03:55 AM
Sigh. I have like NO free time. My free time is also my sleeping time. [And let me tell you, sleeping is definitely getting in the way of my crafting!]
Anyway I'm slowing mulling through. My large is started. Maybe 30% complete? hah maybe not that much.
My small is almost complete. My medium isn't started though. Still trying to decide which project to do. If I have enough time I might just do 2 or 3 of them. =D
I'm still praying I get the large done though. Yikes.


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Post by: krazy4katz on August 05, 2008 02:00:17 PM
I have a couple of things done.. waiting on supplies for the biggie.... so many good ideas... so little time :(


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Post by: urvi on August 05, 2008 02:01:16 PM
still brainstorming !


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 05, 2008 05:38:14 PM
My small is about 70% complete, and I've started on my large. Maybe, 10% done? I still need to go get materials to make the medium, because what I have in my stash that fits her color preferences won't make it all.

I'm glad to hear about all this progress, keep on crafting!  :D


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Post by: opheliapoe on August 05, 2008 06:52:43 PM
my progress hasn't progressed any. lol... i'm still stuck at the medium with the large and small completed. so, not too bad. but, i had planned on being done by now. my oldest starts kindergarten tomorrow. so, we've been getting ready for that like chickens with our heads cut off. but, now with him in school... i will have a lot more CALM crafting time during the day while my daughter plays and naps.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 06, 2008 03:12:52 AM
I started on my BIG ONE this morning, 6.30am in the morning  :o by 9am I was ready for throwing my sewing machine away and running away!! By 11am I was calmer but OMG you should see the mess I've made  ::)
and I haven't even made a dent in the project  :-X


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Post by: opheliapoe on August 06, 2008 05:11:01 AM
my sewing machine and i have those days too. sometimes it just doesn't like me.


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Post by: tazzell on August 06, 2008 07:24:47 AM
It's pouring with rain here and while I would usually spend the day happily crafting I've got a house full of not only my own kids but lots of other people's too so no chance to sit peacefully with my sharp things...sigh. 


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Post by: bronzfrog on August 06, 2008 07:49:41 AM
I want rain.  Lots of rain 30 minutes north of us.   :(
I still haven't gotten to the city to go thrift shopping.  The friend I was going to go with canceled and now Too Hot.
Haven't done anything else.   Too Hot.


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 08, 2008 03:46:34 PM
I went and got my supplies for my medium! I hope to make a big dent in my projects this weekend.


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Post by: hippiejo74 on August 08, 2008 04:12:54 PM
 ;) I'm planning out my large......I know my partner will love it!


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Post by: urvi on August 09, 2008 05:33:58 AM
i've decided what im making my partner - finally !

now i have to shop for some supplies tomo ! 
and then the crafting begins !!!

am i the only one who hasnt started yet  ??!!!   ???


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Post by: bronzfrog on August 09, 2008 06:45:27 AM
I haven't started yet.  I was going to go to the city to garage sale today but it is raining.    :(


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 10, 2008 04:58:27 PM
Three things for this swap, yes?

I have ALMOST finished one, I am well into a second, and have ideas for the third. It's all good.


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 10, 2008 06:15:57 PM
Three things for this swap, yes?

Yep! One large, one medium, and one small!


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Post by: barbolot on August 10, 2008 06:21:12 PM
I have all my supplies and plans already, so I actually started crafting today!  I had to do a trial run for my large item to make sure I could do it... and I did!  :D  So I'm half-way done with my large now.


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Post by: hippiejo74 on August 10, 2008 07:33:00 PM
 ;D Woooo! Just finished everything up and is packed up and ready to go for sending tomorrow~!!!! ;)


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 10, 2008 09:05:28 PM
;D Woooo! Just finished everything up and is packed up and ready to go for sending tomorrow~!!!! ;)


Yay!!!


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Post by: barbolot on August 11, 2008 08:31:26 AM
WOW, HippiJo!!

I finished my large last night!  I'm super-excited with the way it turned out, and the fact that I'm done with it! :)  Now on to the medium......


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Post by: pinkleo on August 11, 2008 11:41:38 AM
Okay I finished up with the re-purposed part of my projects.
And I just finished buying the supplies I need for the rest.
So now lunch then craft-time.
:::YEA! Craft Time!:::  ;D


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 11, 2008 11:44:44 AM
I'm still working on my "trash to treasure" large  ;D


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Post by: krazy4katz on August 11, 2008 06:23:20 PM
I am working on my large too.... loving every bit of it.... SOME DAY I'll keep some of this cool stuff for me... until then I just get excited sending!!


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Post by: Tanzie on August 12, 2008 05:39:03 AM
i know i say this all of the time but i am so super excited about what i just made it turned out so awesome(i think)and way better then i had hoped for it to.
*happy dance*  ;D


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Post by: opheliapoe on August 12, 2008 05:56:24 AM
i've just got a couple little finishing touches to do on one of my items. so, hopefully, i will be able to stay awake long enough to finish it this week. lol... this pregnancy is practically making me comatose right now. but, i know i will finish in time to send early :)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 12, 2008 07:20:20 AM
I think I might be scrapping my large item  :o :'( :o it hasn't worked out the way iy ought to and I have to admit I bit off more than I could chew this time.


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Post by: jaybee on August 12, 2008 02:59:57 PM
i know i say this all of the time but i am so super excited about what i just made it turned out so awesome(i think)and way better then i had hoped for it to.
*happy dance*  ;D

I'm super excited to see what you made! :)


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 12, 2008 05:05:42 PM
The gallery is now up! You can view it here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262951.0) Please let ollieorange make the second post there so that she can track the status of the members of her group on the top of the first page. Thanks!

Kookaloo, that's too bad about your large. I hope whatever you decide to do works out!


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Post by: tazzell on August 14, 2008 11:53:57 AM
I have to keep saving some of recycling supplies from my recycling bin, why is it when you want people to help out around the house they never lift a finger but as soon as you don't they can't stop! :)


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 14, 2008 01:58:23 PM
I have to keep saving some of recycling supplies from my recycling bin, why is it when you want people to help out around the house they never lift a finger but as soon as you don't they can't stop! :)

Because of Murphy's Law, of course.  :P

Just a little reminder everyone, the crafting time is half over! Sendouts are a little over 2 weeks away!


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Post by: nicolatte on August 16, 2008 03:22:31 AM
 Just checking in :) I know my package is on its way to me (yay!), I'm just waiting till next week when I leave to go camping down to the US to send mine off. I can really save some money after buying new brakes for my cruddy car :P


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Post by: rosesanplacebos on August 17, 2008 12:03:37 AM
Ahhhhh. I hope I get everything done in time!! [crosses fingers] :-[


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Post by: michelleames on August 17, 2008 08:30:47 AM
Wow... I'd better speed up my crafting!


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Post by: pinkleo on August 17, 2008 08:41:30 AM
I have to just finish my large item.
Then, I can send.  ;D

Of course I thought of another extra I would like to do, but I'll see how my time is going....must finish the large first before I do anymore extras  ;).


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Post by: michelleames on August 17, 2008 08:53:44 AM
Pinkleo, I hope I can do you justice!


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Post by: barbolot on August 17, 2008 10:23:33 AM
I finished my medium yesterday, and should finish my small today.... maybe even SHIP on Monday!  This would be the first time I finished crafting for a swap before the very last day.  Yeah, I have a problem with procrastination and making decisions.  ;)


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 17, 2008 12:55:36 PM
I have to just finish my large item.
Then, I can send.  ;D

Me too! I have about 35% left!

I finished my medium yesterday, and should finish my small today.... maybe even SHIP on Monday!  This would be the first time I finished crafting for a swap before the very last day.  Yeah, I have a problem with procrastination and making decisions.  ;)

Yay for finishing and sending before the deadline! That makes organizers happy.  ;D


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Post by: fezzle on August 17, 2008 12:56:09 PM
I went shopping for supplies last week and started the process of making stuff, but I've been so sidetracked by the Olympics that I never gave everyone an update! Oops >_<


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Post by: pinkleo on August 17, 2008 01:21:03 PM
Pinkleo, I hope I can do you justice!
Oh my....of course you will, you are so talented!  ;D


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Post by: jaybee on August 17, 2008 02:44:58 PM
I am almost done. It was so fun making "environmentally-friendly" stuff. I also got to try some new techniques. woohoo!


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Post by: pinkleo on August 17, 2008 04:41:42 PM
...I also got to try some new techniques. woohoo!

Trying out new techniques and projects are my favorite part of swaps.
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Of course getting the goodies is also pretty swell  :D


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 17, 2008 05:29:32 PM
It's just occured to me that I've actually got all three items finished - but because one of them was such a SERIOUSLY easy craft - I'm tossing in another item.

Also, I lost track of how many things I was meant to make, and just went BLAM working on 4 or 5 ideas at once, so I've still got a few half finished things around. Ooops.

Added fun bonus. I didn't have to purchase anything for this swap. In fact... I think almost everything I've made has been reclaimed from what would have otherwise been thrown out.


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Post by: urvi on August 18, 2008 04:18:43 AM
ive finished two of my partners items... the third one is in progress... and i have one more planned !  :D


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Post by: mimikachu on August 18, 2008 07:05:59 AM
every swap I participate in seems to turn me on to entirely new crafts in general. This craft I tried two new things and they both turned out a lot better than I had originally expected. So yay yay yay!

I am also just about finished with my third. But since I have to use my nimble fingers instead of a machine, I just hope my swap partner doesn't seem sidetracked by my sideways lines/stitches...

:(


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Post by: barbolot on August 18, 2008 07:55:49 AM
No way, mimikachu!  I looooove handsewn items! :)  I can't wait!
And I FINISHED your package last night, mimikachu!  (I want to keep a couple of things for myself!)  I'm so excited to send... I hope I can get to the post office today.


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Post by: ollieorange on August 18, 2008 02:35:02 PM
Woo-hoo! Team ollieorange has a sender! Good job Barbolot! I'm still not that far along. The husband of a close friend of mine passed away unexpectedly last week and I've been trying to be there for her.


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Post by: Tanzie on August 18, 2008 06:43:28 PM
i thought it would be fun to post of list of all the materials (i have transformed into some pretty awesome items if i do say so myself)for my swap partner to ponder on as to what she will be receiving!

can you guess what you are getting jaybee?
1.glass jars
2.a plastic food container
3.old hoodie
4.asprin bottles
5.two torn blankets
6.old pair of curtains
7.a pile of old t-shirts
8.torn pillow
9.old jeans
10.out dated catalogs
11.picture frame
12.yard clippings
13.plastic bags
14.broken mirror
15.left over bits of clay
16.yarn scraps
17.chipped flower pots
18.a cardboard box
19.old wires from my bonsai
20.LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE  :)


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Post by: jaybee on August 18, 2008 07:37:02 PM
can you guess what you are getting jaybee?

That's quite alot of stuff you have used! I'm amazed how you managed to use so many different materials. Of course, I am trying to guess what the items are but I haven't got a clue!! Torn blankets and pillows and broken mirror?? Hmm....how did you use those??

The funny thing is, I have also used some of the stuff you mentioned for your package! Now that should keep you wondering :D


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Post by: Tuesday on August 19, 2008 08:57:04 AM
I'm just plugging along here :D Wanted to check in and let everyone know :D


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Post by: h_pets360 on August 19, 2008 09:13:27 AM
I gotta get myself into gear!  I've started several things but haven't finished any of 'em. 


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Post by: nicolatte on August 19, 2008 11:12:14 PM
 I recieved from hippiejo74 today!! I was gonna go post all her wonderful stuff in the gallery, but photobucket is down right now for maintenance :(


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Post by: urvi on August 20, 2008 03:18:06 AM
just checking in  :)


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Post by: winstongang on August 20, 2008 02:06:08 PM
Checking in to say hello! Nearly finished with everything, so hope to mail soon.

:)


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 20, 2008 04:29:56 PM
I was gonna go post all her wonderful stuff in the gallery, but photobucket is down right now for maintenance :(

But Craftster has its own photo hosting, you can always use that so we can see!  :)


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Post by: urvi on August 23, 2008 08:20:55 PM
im almost done !!! another 2-3 days and ill be ready to send !!!


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Post by: krazy4katz on August 24, 2008 12:35:26 PM
I finished up my things before my surgery so now I just need to bribe the teen to take it to the post office for me tomorrow....


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Post by: fezzle on August 24, 2008 01:30:55 PM
Wait, you're getting surgery? Feel better soon!


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Post by: krazy4katz on August 25, 2008 09:01:31 AM
HAD surgery... came through it great! AND even had the the male child send your package!  I'll PM you the confirmation ####

Hugs,
Lea


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Post by: EowynUlysses on August 25, 2008 02:04:49 PM
I've got a few things done, but am still working on a large. I keep changing what I want it to be.  ;) I ought to be able to mail on time or nearly so. (The post office will be closed on the first, 'tis labor day.)


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Post by: tazzell on August 25, 2008 03:42:39 PM
Found some great stuff at the thrift shop today and enough for something for me and my partner - yes it's that lovely we can share ;)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 25, 2008 03:52:21 PM
I have 3 things complete, sort of 2 mediums and a small so I still need another medium and I'm really not sure what it will be as I've buggered my right hand up and that's my main one  :-[


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Post by: Tuesday on August 26, 2008 09:05:45 AM
just poking in to say hello :)


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 26, 2008 04:52:47 PM
I believe I am finished. Gonna photograph it all tonight, and hopefully mail out tomorrow!!


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Post by: h_pets360 on August 27, 2008 01:23:04 AM
I've got the big part of my large done.  I think I'll be sending on the last day.


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Post by: fezzle on August 28, 2008 07:15:45 PM
I got my package today! It's so cool, I'll be putting up pictures tomorrow most likely! I've pretty much got everything done for mine, so I'll be sending out this weekend.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on August 29, 2008 03:46:40 AM
I am really struggling to finish  :( I have broken fingers on my right hand and can't do much of anything with it. The big one is on permanent hold & I'm hoping I can manage to whip up a couple of smaller things to replace it  :(


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Post by: opheliapoe on August 29, 2008 06:48:58 AM
i will be sending out on tuesday. i really didn't want to wait until the last day... but due to some unexpected bills, that's the way it ended up. oh well. at least i'm going to be on time ;)


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Post by: krazy4katz on August 29, 2008 02:43:58 PM
I know Ms fezzle is probably frazzled with school starting up and all so I thought since I have NOTHING BUT TIME~sigh~ I'd post the pic of the package I sent to her...
  She had asked for a huge bag to hold recycled water bottles in when they had Sat. practices and all so I was only too happy to oblige with a retro eco sign bag lined with plastic.. ( you can change out the inside as need be)

  A bar of soap made from herbs here at the farm, a very random peace sign on an old wooden scrap of board ( I actually think I loved this the most),   a keychain made from a piece and part of a laptop computer a paper making kit & a bird house kit... because fezzle is the builder of all good things ( and after this semester A-1 welder too)..

 I loved crafting for you!!


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Post by: h_pets360 on August 30, 2008 12:44:58 AM
My plan is to send the very last day.  Work has been hellish though, and my free time has been next to nada, but I haven't ever sent late before and I'd like to keep my clean record...


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Post by: smittenheart on September 01, 2008 12:27:39 PM
I am all packed up and ready to send first thing tomorrow..I hope my partner likes all that I crafted for her..

this was a fun swap :)

I had to remain focused since there were tons of ideas flying around in my head..



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Post by: tazzell on September 01, 2008 01:47:21 PM
Kookie how on earth did you manage to break your fingers!! :o


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 01, 2008 01:48:28 PM
by putting my hand out to stop myself as I toppled down the stairs  ::)


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Post by: tazzell on September 01, 2008 01:50:28 PM
And should I ask why you were throwing yourself down the stairs?  Or should I just say 'put more water with it love' ;)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 01, 2008 02:01:37 PM
I wish I could blame the alcohol *lol* but it's just my general wobbliness that caused it  ;D


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Post by: tazzell on September 01, 2008 02:06:06 PM
I find my wobbliness helps me bounce better ;) LOL  Take care of yourself petal x


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Post by: indigo_roses on September 02, 2008 08:00:35 AM
REMINDER - SENDOUTS ARE TODAY! Thank you to all of you who have already sent. To those of you who haven't, make sure you pm your organizer today to let them know either that you sent (with the DC# unless international) or that you will be sending late. If you are going to be sending late, please give an estimate of when you plan to send. Thank you everyone!


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Post by: pinkleo on September 02, 2008 08:27:48 AM
I'm all packed up and ready to send.  YAY!  ;D
I'll be heading to the post after my dentist appointment and grocery shopping.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 02, 2008 08:50:59 AM
I'm excited as I know mine stuff is on it's way and will be passing Xray_Kittens stuff somewhere over the North Sea  ;)


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on September 03, 2008 03:52:45 AM
I JUST got my package from Xray_Kitten! I'm off to open it now then I'll be back to send the relevant PMs and show off some pics  ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: indigo_roses on September 09, 2008 09:20:32 AM
Okay everyone, we're going to need a replacement partner for jaybee. This is a replacement, NOT an angel. You will receive a package in return, and will not receive FOC status.

She is allergic to dust, cigarette smoke, and pet hair.
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What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
Anything handmade especially for me  As for things I'd like to receive...I've been wanting to make a crochet/knitting hooks roll, anything to organize my craft area (like a box to store needles, ribbons, findings and other small stuff), etc.

If you are intersted in being her replacement partner, send me a pm! Thanks!


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Post by: AttieNichole on October 08, 2008 11:57:26 AM
Thanks so much for the feedback.  I was starting to get worried!


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Post by: indigo_roses on October 08, 2008 04:51:40 PM
Yeah, sorry about the late feedback for those in ollieorange's group. I'm pretty sure that everyone who should have feedback now has it. If you don't have feedback and think you should, pm me!