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Title: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008(This swap is over!!)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 25, 2008 11:07:53 PM
GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277365.0

Swap name: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2008
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kishcrafts
Co organizer: superhooker
Sign-up date range: from 08/27/08 until 09/13/08
Partners will be posted BY 09/16/08
Date to send items by:
First send out date: Days 12-7 are due by 12/01/08
Second send out date: Days 6-1 are due by 12/08/08
If you are sending the entire 12 Days all at once, then your send out date is on or before 12/01/08

Limited to a certain number of people: No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? Or 18+? 18 and over

ORIGINAL THREAD DISCUSSION FOR THIS SWAP:  
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255836.0

I reserve the right to deny any craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
ANY "negative" feedback comments
poor communication in past swaps
consistently sending late in past swaps
Being a NEWBIE swapper (you must have successfully completed 1 swap prior to signing up for this one)

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 successfully completed at least one swap (this does NOT include any of the Ongoing Wishlist Swaps, Shop the Swaps, or any swaps where there wasn't an assigned partner where you were expected to craft at least a minimum of 1 medium and 2 small items) before joining this one. No NEWBIES Allowed!
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:

12 Days of Christmas 2007 original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195682.0
12 Days of Christmas 2007 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195684.0

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 groups of items (78 items in total!!) based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items IN the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and chtistmas/Winter themed goodies. I promise you won't receive 78 knitted christmas sweaters, mittens and scarves, unless you and your partner agree to do this! HAHA!

You will label the gift individually with the numbers 12-1, so that your partner knows which day is in which package(s). We will start opening the packages on December 14th with the #12 package. Inside would be 12 things. On December 15th you would open the #11 package and inside there should be 11 things. And on and on until on December 25th when you will open the #1 package.


Each day can have a "theme" if you want, but this is not mandatory. You could have day 5 be 5 crocheted granny squares, while day 6 could be a pair of earrings + a set of gift tags + a fabric headband + a tea towel + embossing powder and some handmade paper

I would like to see that the 78 items you send have the following stipulation:  75% handmade 25% store bought
This is approximately 60 handmade and 18 store bought or 59/19. which ever works for you.
If you buy an item from etsy.com, a craft fair, or any other handmade site that is handmade I consider it handmade and may go into the 75% handmade list. Store bought to me implies COMMERCIALLY manufactured, mass produced and/or supplies.

This is a pretty big swap commitment so if you are not sure that you can fulfill the obligations please do not sign up. This swap will end up taking a lot of time/money/resources, so please plan accordingly. Some of last years participants said they spent a large amount of $$ in shipping alone! Also, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the packages get sent ON TIME so please make sure that you can get to the post office.

The RULES:

1. You must send ALL PM's to kishcrafts and all PM's  must have the subject line: 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2008

2.You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 12 posts.

3.PM's must be sent to kishcrafts and your partner when you send and receive.  If you are sending within the USA you must get a DC# and send it to kishcrafts and your partner. They cost an extra $.75 in addition to the postage price. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping and send a picture/scan of it to kishcrafts!!! This is mandatory!

5.When you open each days package, you will then need to post in your mini gallery. More info on this will be given after your questionnaire is approved. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that they Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 3 days of opening. All of your pictures will be posted in your mini gallery. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! No feedback will be give unless your mini gallery is filled with pictures of your 12 packages. If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.  

6. There will be a “halfway” check in point and a “one week to go” check in point as well. I will send each of you a PM and you must reply back.

7. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc.

Recommendations from your swap organizer:

1. I would recommend that your days 12-7 be "small" items, days 6-4 be "medium" items and days 3-1 be "large" items. Less time intensive things should be made for the larger numbered days and more time intensive projects for the smaller numbered days. :)

craftsters guidelines for swaps are as follows:

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

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

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

2. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you live in the USA and your partner does too. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your 1st send out package and include them  in the 2nd or send them in a completely separate package so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

3. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. There were a handful of swappers in last years round that received boxes from their swap partners that were WET due to the post office/ups/etc leaving them on the doorstep and a winter rain/snow came through AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies. Wouldn't it suck to have worked so hard on a crocheted lap blanket just to send it with some delicious chocolate that melts all over it!! EEP! :(  

4. Also, if you will be shipping TO a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include any thing that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

5. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be use for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. And as superhooker mentioned, the Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage Tongue ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!!

   Flat Rate Boxes are available in multiple sizes and shapes to accommodate a variety of contents and shipping needs.

   Both Flat Rate Boxes, the shirt box size (11" x 8.5" x 5.5") and the shoe box size (13.625" x 11.875" x 3.375"), can be used for domestic and international shipping.
   — Available to anywhere in the U.S. for $9.80
   — One rate to Canada and Mexico for $23.95
   — One rate to all other countries for $38.95
   *20 pound maximum for international shipments

   The Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box, (12" x 12" x 5.5") is 50% larger than the original Flat Rate Boxes.
   — Domestic $12.95
   — APO/FPO $10.95
   — Canada/Mexico $29.95
   — Other countries $49.95

   The contents of the flat rate box must be neatly contained inside the box with adhesive packaging tape.
   The box must close securely and retain its shape when taped with adhesive.
   The shape of the box may not be changed or enlarged to fit its contents.

Some swappers last year did say that they had sent HUGE boxes to their partner and used UPS and got some good prices on shipping.

Flat Rate Boxes can be ordered free of charge from the usps here: http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductCategoryDisplay?catalogId=10152&storeId=10001&categoryId=13359&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=11820&top_category=11820

And if you are curious about the other shipping prices for regular priority/1st class/international you can calculate postage here: http://www.usps.com/tools/calculatepostage/welcome.htm?from=home&page=0061calculatepostage

6. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST. A WIST is a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a fell for what you like. Visit WISTS.com for more info.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.

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Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 25, 2008 11:13:45 PM
For anyone of you that filled out or saved last years questionnaire answers there are NEW questions. The NEW ones have an * next to them. There aren't that many new ones, and most just have different wording.

Name of swap: 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2008
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
What method of shipping are you planning on using: (USPS/UPS/FEDEX/ETC)

Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, ONLY Everyday themed items, or a MIX of both?
Would you prefer to CRAFT: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, ONLY Everyday themed items, or a MIX of both?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT  _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:
Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 BIG WISH for something you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 5 smaller “wishlist” things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Any allergies/things to avoid: (skin/internal)
Do you have pets in your household?

Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
*Are your ears pierced?

Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

*There can be a gray area with these questions Wink nothing has to be black and white.
*Do you enjoy being in the kitchen/cooking or having someone else cook?
*Do you prefer going to the movie theater or staying in and renting flick?
*Do you prefer being outdoor/nature lover or do you enjoy the concrete jungle?
*Do you prefer sports or anything but?
*Do you enjoy working/having a garden?

Favorite movies:
Favorite HOLIDAY movies:
Favorite music:
Favorite type of Holiday music(carols, religious, classical, etc..):
Favorite TV shows:
Favorite HOLIDAY TV shows:
Favorite books:
Favorite HOLIDAY stories/books:
*Favorite Holiday ANIMAL(s):
*Favorite Animals in general:
*Are there any movies/music/tv shows/books/animals you do NOT like?:

Is there anything that you "collect"?
Your hobbies:

Will you be having a Holiday party this year?
*Would you like your partner to help you with decoration/invites/etc? (not guaranteed!)

Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...)a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)

Is your Christmas in Summer or Winter?
Will you be away from home this Christmas?
Do you have to work during the Holiday or are you on "vacation"?

What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, starts, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?
Favorite Christmas/Holiday Memory:
Best Christmas/Holiday Present you have ever received:

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes:
*Favorite Candies:
1.
2.
3.

*Favorite Cookies:
1.
2.
3.

Wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband,  for example, please note it here.
tshirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*WISTS link?
*Myspace/Facebook?
*Blog link?

*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included:(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?

Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Do you have a camera or access to a camera?
Can you post pictures?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 25, 2008 11:17:26 PM
It will take me a bit of time to go through your profiles and make sure you qualify for this swap so please don't panic if you don't see your name here instantaneously after sending in the questionnaire. :P

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

means feedback has been given

1. kishcrafts* organizer only
2. rira*
3. Kitten Wrangler
4. psyche
5. oldprin
6. MissDisney*
7. xx_Kellybean*
8. ccswch
9. Gomerriffic*
10. hellobint*
11. littlebiskit
12. hardyswanton01
13. 1boy1girl1kitty2
14. 2711*
15. serendipity_sarah
17. feelix
18. mcbenno
19. GothChics
20. DIY ho
21. mclianne
22. rainbow_storms
23. fiberartsy
24. superhooker*
25. KatyMai
26. ptarmic wumpus
27. ckchan
28. lairsa
29. Lunanne*
30. koalascout    
31. MommytheMaid
32. imafundork
34. iheartzb
35. mlookyloo1
36. misplacedhippie
37. TAOJ*
38. pinkleo
39. bluwave06
40. moonshae
41. yoyowa
42. tattooedcrafter
43. lukenlarry
44. Jenicat
45. FlashleyAshley
46. DropDeadSuzie*
47. beckster
48. Hollistercobabe
49. Silly
50. cuppiecakes83
51. Mamaphunk
52. Dreambelle
53. celticgoddess
54. SheridanLA
55. marcusandila
56. buckeyebeadgirl
57. mimiw
58. deadbathducky
59. boywonder
60. Therisa
61. kaymadben
62. missmoppet
63. sonjabegonia
64. Lootyaj
65. SewingLori*
66. onegroovyday
67. amazon.blonde <- edit feedback


Partners list:

fiberartsy - miss disney *
superhooker - lootyaj Flaked*
kaymadben - mommythemaid *
gomeriffic - katy mai *
dropdeadsuzie - kitten wrangler *
deadbathducky - moonshae *
]imafundork- hellobint *
mcbenno - 2711 *
boywonder - lairsa *
sewing lori - 1boy1gir1kitty2 *
nicolatte dropped out of swap- Homerof2 *dropped out of swap
TAOJ - lunanne *
beckster - gothchics *
ptarmic wumpus - psyche *
buckeyebeadgirl - rira *
iheartzb- flashleyashley *
hollistercobabe - oldprin *
silly (saramaureen) - xx_kellybean *
Therisa - yoyowa *
missmoppet - sonjabegonia*
rainbow_storms -amazon.blonde *
misplacedhippie - ccswch *
SherdianLa - lukenlarry *
dreambelle - marcusandila *
tattooedcrafter - DIY ho flaked*
bluwave06 - pinkleo *
littlebiskit- celticgoddess *
ckchan - serendipity_sarah *
jenicat -mimiw *
feelix (replacement partner) - mlookyloo1 *
hardyswanton01 - mclianne *
cuppiecakes83 - onegroovyday *
koalascout - mamaphunk *


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Koeniou on August 26, 2008 12:06:53 AM
Oh wow, I've only just discovered swaps so I'm not eligible for this one, but I must say that it looks amazing! So much work but it must be so much more worth it at the end.

Have fun everyone and I'm definietly be in for next year!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 26, 2008 05:57:42 AM
Wow, I'm off on the wrong foot for following directions already!  Holyl cow! 

Sorry Kish, I'll resend my questions tomorrow.  I'm just too darn excited to get started!  *hops up and down*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 26, 2008 06:04:25 AM
I'm just so darn excited about christmas!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 26, 2008 07:25:38 AM
Oh man, this would be the ultimate endurance craft project right here!  I don't know though if I could handle the bigger numbers, 12 of something, 11 of something, etc.  And sadly, shipping gets really expensive these days . . . but its tempting to get so many cool things to open in return!

does a pair of slippers count as one item, or two?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 26, 2008 07:49:58 AM
Let the madness begin! I can't believe I'm signing up for this already!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 26, 2008 08:01:11 AM
Oh man, this would be the ultimate endurance craft project right here!  I don't know though if I could handle the bigger numbers, 12 of something, 11 of something, etc.  And sadly, shipping gets really expensive these days . . . but its tempting to get so many cool things to open in return!

does a pair of slippers count as one item, or two?

Not everything needs to be crafted, and 12 and 11 are small things, they could be magnets, note cards, stitch markers, things like that.  Those are actually the easy ones!  They could also be small spools of ribbon or other purchased items.  I think Kish said that you need to have about 75% crafted, so some of the small things can be bought, like supplies for your partner.

Hope that helps!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: greybird on August 26, 2008 08:35:49 AM
does a pair of slippers count as one item, or two?

I'm not sure... but if I had to guess I would say one because you can't use it unless you have both.  ? 

But I could be wrong!  Anyone know for sure? :)




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ckchan on August 26, 2008 09:11:23 AM
Totally bookmarking this and working on questionairre.  Great job kish!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: nicolatte on August 26, 2008 09:12:16 AM
 I am so crazy excited for this swap!! My sister thinks I'm wacko for already starting Christmas gifts, wait till she sees this! ;D

 That's too cute that you already tried to send in your questionnaire, littlebiskit :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 09:22:43 AM
Oh man, this would be the ultimate endurance craft project right here!  I don't know though if I could handle the bigger numbers, 12 of something, 11 of something, etc.  And sadly, shipping gets really expensive these days . . . but its tempting to get so many cool things to open in return!

does a pair of slippers count as one item, or two?

IMO, the larger # days are the easiest because, like someone said above they can be super small less time intensive things, like marble magnets, gift tags, bookmarks, or they could be store bought items also, or for day 12 for example they could be 1 dozen awesomely baked goodies etc....

and as for the pair of slippers, I don't knit so I can't say for sure how long it would take for them to be made BUT you could count them as 2 items if the time it took to make them exceeded 6 hours or so. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 09:24:47 AM
Wow, I'm off on the wrong foot for following directions already!  Holyl cow! 
Sorry Kish, I'll resend my questions tomorrow.  I'm just too darn excited to get started!  *hops up and down*

I knew you were going to be a trouble maker!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on August 26, 2008 09:26:02 AM
does a pair of slippers count as one item, or two?

I'm not sure... but if I had to guess I would say one because you can't use it unless you have both.  ? 

But I could be wrong!  Anyone know for sure? :)


I would say to use your judgement...if it is a pair of simple slippers that you sewed up in an hour or so, count it as one item.  If they are a pair of super complicated slippers that took 6 hours to complete, then maybe two.  
I think the main point is to make 12 packages that you would be very happy to open yourself.

right?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 09:27:01 AM
I would say to use your judgement...if it is a pair of simple slippers that you sewed up in an hour or so, count it as one item.  If they are a pair of super complicated slippers that took 6 hours to complete, then maybe two.   
I think the main point is to make 12 packages that you would be very happy to open yourself.

right?

EXACTLY!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 26, 2008 09:49:03 AM
I would probably count a pair of slippers as one item because the ones I make a really simple, they don't take too long but I find the pattern of decrease, crochet across, repeat a bit tedious.  My mind is already starting to churn with ideas tho, stitch markers, earrings, atcs and I could make cookies or something, too :)

Do supplies count, too?  Like, 1 skein of yarn, or packages of stickers?  I assume so because it says a few items can be purchased, but its good to check. 

Now if only I could make cute little clay doo-dads like kish  . . . .


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 26, 2008 09:51:54 AM
Don't we all wish we could do clay like KISH!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 10:00:10 AM
Do supplies count, too?  Like, 1 skein of yarn, or packages of stickers?  I assume so because it says a few items can be purchased, but its good to check. 

75% of the items are to be handcrafted and the other 25% can be store bought/commercial items

SO, 59 items should be handcrafted and 18 can be store bought. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 10:00:36 AM
Don't we all wish we could do clay like KISH!

you gals are TOO funny!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Calsters on August 26, 2008 10:28:12 AM
I won't be able to participate this year because of my new job, but I can't wait to stalk the gallery!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 10:39:12 AM
I won't be able to participate this year because of my new job, but I can't wait to stalk the gallery!
:( you will be missed Calsters.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on August 26, 2008 10:39:51 AM
I really want to do this and I will probably work on the questionaire. I am currently obligated to another longer swap as a co-organizer, so I have to figure out how to fit both into my schedule as well as work which starts in Sept. I have so many ideas in mind for this...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on August 26, 2008 10:45:39 AM
I have started on the questionnaire but am waiting to turn it in since I just found out we may be moving again before Christmas  :(  Hopefully I will be able to work things out!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 26, 2008 10:45:52 AM
Wow, I'm off on the wrong foot for following directions already!  Holyl cow! 
Sorry Kish, I'll resend my questions tomorrow.  I'm just too darn excited to get started!  *hops up and down*

I knew you were going to be a trouble maker!  ;D ;D ;D

You know me.  I'm like one of those puppies, you know the ones... way too hyper, but very sweet and well intentioned.  I just get so excited I could pee a little!  Maybe I should get some newspapers for the floor.   :-\


 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on August 26, 2008 11:05:12 AM
my parents dog unfortunately always pees with excitement when a visitor comes - we have to make her greet people in the garden - not sure if that would work for you tho litlebiskit!   ;)

mimi, i'm moving too, i'm going with the 'it'll be fine, swappers appreciate home made gifts more than family anyway' approach! 

sadly don't think i saved last years questionnaire so probably a good thing i have a day to complete - woo hoo!  how long til partners then!??! 

(ah now shall i confess that i pm'd kish a while back to check this was running again this year - that's excitement  :P )....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on August 26, 2008 11:08:01 AM

mimi, i'm moving too, i'm going with the 'it'll be fine, swappers appreciate home made gifts more than family anyway' approach! 


I'm leaning towards that attitude as well but I am trying to keep in mind that I am supposed to be having a baby around December 21st as well  ::)  Nothing like putting the pressure on!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on August 26, 2008 11:11:53 AM
ah ok - i would concede probably crafting overload then - 78 is alot of a presents! (on the other hand you also RECEIVE 78 presents - oh the best bit, drooling at the thought...)

my SiL is expecting her first baby on 23rd Dec, so that will be the main source of my family crafts this year - good luck with it  :D

and now my good news - i just found my questionnaire from last year so i won't have to spend a whole week writing it again!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 26, 2008 11:23:36 AM
I think someone mentioned a skein of yarn or stickers.. i would count stickers as 1 if it was for day 12 and there were 12 sets of stickers, there was a stationary kit with 7 items or something, but not if it was day 3...

make sense?


questionaires tomorrow? Yes'm :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on August 26, 2008 11:46:49 AM
I've got my questionaire about 3/4 done, but I have to wait for an open swap spot.  I'm sending out for 4 swaps in the next week or so, so I should have a spot open pretty soon.

mimiw...you know you wanna sign up!  You can get more craftstery baby loot!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on August 26, 2008 12:05:14 PM
I think I'm going to do this lol   Just need to work on my questionnaire when i get home.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on August 26, 2008 12:23:55 PM
mimiw...you know you wanna sign up!  You can get more craftstery baby loot!

I know, right?!!  I have almost caved but am waiting until this weekend when we will know more about the moving situation.  Plus, I have to get an open swap slot  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 12:47:18 PM
I know, right?!!  I have almost caved but am waiting until this weekend when we will know more about the moving situation.  Plus, I have to get an open swap slot  ;)

you all will have a bit more than 2 weeks to sign up, no need to rush things and bombard my inbox with your mega huge questionnaires. lol ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on August 26, 2008 12:55:08 PM
ah kish, i love the optimism, but i think i would prepare yourself for the worst - i reckon you should get at least 15 - 20 questionnaires tomorrow...  Have you put it on the old thread yet (that's when it'll really hit!)  if it makes life easier i can send mine early, ease the stress of tomorrow?   ;)

til the morning ladies...

and are we going for the top stats again??  (this thread is chatty already and there's no one here yet!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 01:02:00 PM
ah kish, i love the optimism, but i think i would prepare yourself for the worst - i reckon you should get at least 15 - 20 questionnaires tomorrow...  Have you put it on the old thread yet (that's when it'll really hit!)  if it makes life easier i can send mine early, ease the stress of tomorrow?   ;)

til the morning ladies...

and are we going for the top stats again??  (this thread is chatty already and there's no one here yet!)

oh bint, why must you crush my "my inbox isn't going to explode" bubble!? LOL

The 2007 round is currently #7 on the craftster stats for top 10 topics by replies. Last years thread  had 2829 replies and was read 48,620 times!YIKES!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=stats



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: misplacedhippie on August 26, 2008 01:10:46 PM
So let me see I get my partner mid September, and do not have to mail until Late November?  I really get time to craft.

need to work on that questionaire before work...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 01:14:35 PM
So let me see I get my partner mid September, and do not have to mail until Late November?  I really get time to craft.

need to work on that questionaire before work...

dec 1st is the deadline for Days 12-7, OR if you are sending ALL 12 days together you must send on or before  Dec 1st.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 01:19:19 PM
I also just added this to the 1st page. For those of you that have already read through it and committed each and every word to memory here is my updated stuff....

7. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you live in the USA and your partner does too. I don't want anyones package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your 1st send out package and include them  in the 2nd or send them in a completely separate package so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

8. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. There were a handful of swappers that received boxes from their swap partners that were WET due to the post office/ups/etc leaving them on the doorstep and a winter rain came through. :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on August 26, 2008 03:37:11 PM
I also just added this to the 1st page. For those of you that have already read through it and committed each and every word to memory here is my updated stuff....

7. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you live in the USA and your partner does too. I don't want anyones package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your 1st send out package and include them  in the 2nd or send them in a completely separate package so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

8. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. There were a handful of swappers that received boxes from their swap partners that were WET due to the post office/ups/etc leaving them on the doorstep and a winter rain came through. :(

I never would've thought of wrapping everything in plastic first! That's genious. I recently received a wet package also, in another swap. No fun.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on August 26, 2008 03:46:37 PM
you know, last year i jumped into this swap completely unsure of what i was getting myself into. and i kind of stressed out about getting things to craft for her on time, since it was the largest swap i've ever been in. but when i think about it, it was the best swap i ever came acrossed. so i'm definitely in this year. my questionaire is filled out and ready to go :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 03:48:29 PM
yes, WET packages = NOT FUN! And at that time of the year it is pretty much raining in a lot of places and you never know what might happen to a package left on the doorstep.

I am happy to see so many familiar faces ready to jump on board and glad to welcome all the newcomers! this swap is super fun!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: psyche on August 26, 2008 04:15:22 PM
yes, WET packages = NOT FUN! And at that time of the year it is pretty much raining in a lot of places and you never know what might happen to a package left on the doorstep.

Or snowing!

But.. I am in too :) The questionnaire is pretty much filled out, just haev to give it a once over before I feel ready to send for tomorrow!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: amazon.blonde on August 26, 2008 04:36:53 PM
filling mine out right now ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 2711 on August 26, 2008 04:50:46 PM
All filled out and ready!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: imafundork on August 26, 2008 05:49:33 PM
I have been waiting for this sign-up for months...since I discovered last year's gallery!  Working on my questionnaire now and hope to send it in before the weekend. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 26, 2008 06:01:51 PM
It's already the 27th here in Australia? I can send a questionnaire Y/N? :P


(still have to fill in the thing. It may be tomorrow before I finish answering all the questions)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 26, 2008 06:04:38 PM
yes, WET packages = NOT FUN! And at that time of the year it is pretty much raining in a lot of places and you never know what might happen to a package left on the doorstep.

Can I add to that, Kishcrafts?

Summer in Australia = HOT!!!. Chocolate and other meltable goods may suffer from being out in the sun all day. Please be aware of that as well - I've had chewy mint lollies melt over swap items that have been waiting in the sun all day for me to get home.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 26, 2008 06:07:50 PM
just a side note to interject: NO ONE ELSE CHANGE YOUR AVATAR. I was so confused why I wasnt recognizing anyone..til I read who they were   ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 26, 2008 06:20:40 PM
I haven't changed my avatar in like two years. No worries! LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 26, 2008 06:30:39 PM
and this is why you is one of my fav-o-rites!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 26, 2008 06:42:40 PM
Awww Thanks! Mr. Lemmy thanks you too! :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lunanne on August 26, 2008 06:53:37 PM
Aww, I change my avatar pretty much every seasons. So I'll be changing for fall and winter.  ;)

And I'm working on the questionnaire, I should be sending it in a few days. I see a lot of familiar people here, I think many of us who did this swap last year are doing it again. It was so much fun, I couldn't miss it!  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 07:19:29 PM
If it is the 27th in your time zone then sure send in your questionnaire. :P

Thanks for adding in the part about the candy + hot weather Kitten Wrangler.

rira: I thought you LOVED coffee drinks? haha



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on August 26, 2008 07:27:20 PM
Ok, I've got a fairly light schedule this fall, after September 20 at least....I'm in!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 26, 2008 07:30:39 PM
If it is the 27th in your time zone then sure send in your questionnaire. :P

Thanks for adding in the part about the candy + hot weather Kitten Wrangler.

rira: I thought you LOVED coffee drinks? haha



not fair! its just 10:27! and I do..but I always get confused when avatars change, though I seem to adjust to yours easier. (perhaps because its always either a cute family/kitty or a yummy treat!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 26, 2008 07:39:12 PM
it's only 7:30 here. No fair. I may sneak over at midnight and send... :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 07:43:04 PM
it's only 7:30 here. No fair. I may sneak over at midnight and send... :D

I better NOT wake up to 25 unread messages! LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 26, 2008 07:47:09 PM
I have a solution!!


dont go to sleep  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 07:49:12 PM
I have a solution!!
dont go to sleep  ;)

hahaah sooooooooooo funny dear rira!  :D ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 07:51:17 PM
FYI, we had 52 swappers in last years round....I wonder if we have more or less?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 26, 2008 07:54:11 PM
My icon is always a cute baby, does that count?  And it's always the SAME baby. 

Thanks for the idea about wrapping in plastic, Kish.  Given the weather where I am I could have anything from rain to sleet to 4 feet of snow.  Maybe putting a 6' flag on it would help me find it in a drift?   :D

I've already got so many ideas.  It's hard not to craft things before the darn swap even starts!  But maybe I'll just have to test run some things and start a STS store with the prototypes...  Ooooh, there's an idea!   ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 26, 2008 07:56:07 PM
muhahaha I'm going to get my spoon and the jar of coffee!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 07:59:28 PM
I've already got so many ideas.  It's hard not to craft things before the darn swap even starts!  But maybe I'll just have to test run some things and start a STS store with the prototypes...  Ooooh, there's an idea!   ;D

That's a god idea, also another idea is to make some stuff that you can use for gifts for friends/family/unexpected visitors that come bearing gifts LOL

AND I hope it doesn't come to this EVER, but in the event that we need a swap angel, if you were willing to angel, it would be cool to have a few things already made in advance. I know some ppl that angeled last year did that. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 26, 2008 08:05:46 PM
Mmmmhmmm... just what my husband wanted for Christmas, more reasons for me to take up other random crafts!  Heehee!  You should see what my dining room table looked like tonight.  I'm angeling for the OTT swap (OmigoshyoushouldseethecutethingI'mmaking!) and also working on some small bits and bobs just to have around... dear oh dear what a mess of mod podge and paper and... just... fabulous.  Heehee!

I'm a little... is there a word for a "distracted from life by crafting"?  Distrafting?  Heh.  Yeah, I need a 12 step program.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: koalascout on August 26, 2008 09:03:58 PM
cool, hope i get an open slot, soon.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 09:44:53 PM
just wanted to point out that these 2 questions are just preferences NOT gaurantees.....

Would you prefer to CRAFT: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, ONLY Everyday themed items, or a MIX of both?

Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, ONLY Everyday themed items, or a MIX of both?

If there are swappers that absolutely do NOT want to receive nor craft Christmas themed things I will do my best to partner you up but there are NO guarantees that if you state that you do NOT want any christmas themed things that a snowflake or angel won't sneak on in the swap package.   


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 26, 2008 10:21:32 PM
You read about my grinchness, didn't you Kish?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 10:38:00 PM
Lol. yeah and i just wanted to point out that preferences are allowed but not a for sure thing that your partner will follow them exactly.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 10:39:12 PM
And kitten, i will try to get you a grinchy partner :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 26, 2008 11:00:51 PM
I'm not fussed - really. I know the risks when I sign up for a "12 days of Christmas swap  ;) If I can state a preference, I will, but having to do something else will challenge me in other ways. And that's always good.

If you want to add it to your considerations, it's mostly commercial Christmas I can't stand. Religious Christmas is far more palatable, and I do have a hankering to try crafts for other religions. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 26, 2008 11:14:17 PM
So in other words you enjoy cheesy christmas stuff? lol just kidding :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on August 26, 2008 11:19:37 PM
Wow! I've read it all and you guys talked me into it! How fun! I've already been thinking of ideas! What is a STS store? Great tips about the shipping also! I'm off to fill out the questionaire! The site has already frozen twice on me tonight! So I'm guessing lot's of mail is going to you Kish! Good luck tomorrow!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on August 27, 2008 12:13:41 AM
 ??? Kish do I send the questionaire to you in a personal message?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 12:32:12 AM
yes :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on August 27, 2008 02:05:09 AM
I only have 1 question, can the smaller items be shipped in one box if they are wrapped inside and marked for the day that they are for?  that's the only real confusion I have to speak of.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 27, 2008 05:24:49 AM
Wow! I've read it all and you guys talked me into it! How fun! I've already been thinking of ideas! What is a STS store? Great tips about the shipping also! I'm off to fill out the questionaire! The site has already frozen twice on me tonight! So I'm guessing lot's of mail is going to you Kish! Good luck tomorrow!

STS = Shop the Swap

It's a kind of swap where you actually have items precrafted and just offer them up in a store within a swap, each item is assigned a point value, and you can also shop from other peoples' stores.  I think the current STS is STS 17.  Look into it, there's a lot of really cool stuff in there!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on August 27, 2008 05:51:20 AM
rira - you've changed your avatar since last year - and i remember getting really confused when yours changed part way through the swap!!  does this mean you are now committed to kissing in paris (i think?!)...

questionnaire all sent, and i'm ready.  the main issue when writing the questionnaire was persuading all my housemates that no, they could not have my 78 presents (they were a bit jealous last year  ;)) ...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on August 27, 2008 06:53:42 AM
I only have 1 question, can the smaller items be shipped in one box if they are wrapped inside and marked for the day that they are for?  that's the only real confusion I have to speak of.


You don't have to send each day in its own box...is that what you mean?  If you can get everything all wrapped up and stuck into one huge box, you can send it that way.  I know last year I sent 3 boxes total. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 27, 2008 08:29:40 AM
Okay, i bit the bullet and send in my questionnaire.  poor kish, i hope she doesn't get too bombarded today!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 27, 2008 08:34:00 AM
rira - you've changed your avatar since last year - and i remember getting really confused when yours changed part way through the swap!!  does this mean you are now committed to kissing in paris (i think?!)...

nope..committed to kissing in NYC  ;) (i dunt remember what it was before)

Gothchics: as far as sending, wrapped with a number on it, or with a letter with the numbers in it stuffed in as few boxes as possible.


anyone up to date on the flat rate boxes stuff? last time I went they didnt have "large" boxes like last year?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 27, 2008 08:34:48 AM
I do wanna say, I'm kinda shocked to be #2...I figured Id send before I went to bed, because Im on campus then at work til 10 tonight..and we know I cant wait that long...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on August 27, 2008 08:57:32 AM
They do have the large flat rate boxes still...maybe they were just out of them at your post office?  If you can't find them there, you can order them from the USPS website and they'll deliver them for free.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 27, 2008 09:16:29 AM
flat rate boxes are such a good idea, i don't know why i never used them before.  I think what i'll do for this (pending approval) and another swap I'm in is make my stuff, weigh it up and see where I am at.  If its going to cost more than the flat rate box to mail something, then i'll just buy one of those and fill it to the gills :)  sometimes UPS is cheaper, too, but I like the post office better.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 09:36:22 AM
GothChics: if you still need clarification for your question, please post again or send me a PM. :)

Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be use for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. And as superhooker mentioned, the Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage :P ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!!


   Flat Rate Boxes are available in multiple sizes and shapes to accommodate a variety of contents and shipping needs.

   Both Flat Rate Boxes, the shirt box size (11" x 8.5" x 5.5") and the shoe box size (13.625" x 11.875" x 3.375"), can be used for domestic and international shipping.
   — Available to anywhere in the U.S. for $9.80
   — One rate to Canada and Mexico for $23.95
   — One rate to all other countries for $38.95
   *20 pound maximum for international shipments

   The Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box, (12" x 12" x 5.5") is 50% larger than the original Flat Rate Boxes.
   — Domestic $12.95
   — APO/FPO $10.95
   — Canada/Mexico $29.95
   — Other countries $49.95

   The contents of the flat rate box must be neatly contained inside the box with adhesive packaging tape.
   The box must close securely and retain its shape when taped with adhesive.
   The shape of the box may not be changed or enlarged to fit its contents.

Some swappers last year did say that they had sent HUGE boxes to their partner and used UPS and got some good prices on shipping.

Flat Rate Boxes can be ordered free of charge from the usps here: http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductCategoryDisplay?catalogId=10152&storeId=10001&categoryId=13359&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=11820&top_category=11820

And if you are curious about the other shipping prices for regular priority/1st class/international you can calculate postage here: http://www.usps.com/tools/calculatepostage/welcome.htm?from=home&page=0061calculatepostage



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 27, 2008 09:46:09 AM
Depending on the weight and where you send to, UPS can be a savings over USPS.  At work I do all of our shipping stuff and can send UPS right from work!  One of my last swaps I sent to Hawaii and UPS was at leat 2x the cost of the post office :(

Okay, wait, so the box is free but then you pay for postage when you go to ship?  I'm confused!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 09:48:41 AM
Okay, wait, so the box is free but then you pay for postage when you go to ship?  I'm confused!

Yeah the BOX is free but not the postage :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 27, 2008 09:53:15 AM
I've never used the flate rate box before, but I wonder if I have some that people sent me from previous swaps . . . I usually just wrap up boxes with print on them in brown paper and send it at whatever weight, but since I tend to go nuts with swaps, flat rate seems a good investment.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 09:57:31 AM
I've never used the flate rate box before, but I wonder if I have some that people sent me from previous swaps . . . I usually just wrap up boxes with print on them in brown paper and send it at whatever weight, but since I tend to go nuts with swaps, flat rate seems a good investment.


I mainly ship with the flat rate boxes, especially if the items are heavy or bulky, and if any of you are curious as to just how much can you fit into a flat rate box, check out the Flat Rate Box supplies swaps: (this is the current rounds link, there are others) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261270.0

And the NEW larger sized flat rate box is way bigger than the other 2, in my opinion. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: TAOJ on August 27, 2008 10:48:15 AM
I need to get some feedback, but once I finish up the interogation questionnaire I'll send it in. It was alot of work, but a ton of fun last year  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 27, 2008 10:55:24 AM
I've got a notepad next to me at my desk and am already listing various ideas.  I think I've got 20+ 30+ ideas already, from day 1 all the way to day 12!  I'm SO excited!  But I need to get my craft room reorganized, before I start getting too carried away.  My sewing machine is still on the floor, and I am NOT young or talented enough to sew like that!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 27, 2008 11:13:09 AM
I've got a notepad next to me at my desk and am already listing various ideas.  I think I've got 20+ 30+ ideas already, from day 1 all the way to day 12!  I'm SO excited!  But I need to get my craft room reorganized, before I start getting too carried away.  My sewing machine is still on the floor, and I am NOT young or talented enough to sew like that!

Who is?  Mu sewing machine is actually on the floor, too, but i just use my mom's machine, she has this recessed table for it and everything, and all you have to do is swivel in the chair to use the serger.

I have a few ideas here and there, but sadly, no holiday fabric in my stash.  must find a way to remedy that . . .


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: fiberartsy on August 27, 2008 12:06:52 PM
I'm thinking of all kinds of things too but am trying not to get too carried away until I get my partner but it is SO tempting!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: nicolatte on August 27, 2008 12:38:06 PM
 Oh wow, that took almost 2 hours to fill out! Just sent my questionaire, I'm super excited ;D Now I'm gonna go find a jar and label 'Mailing Fund, Christmas 2008!', and start saving my pennies! :D ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on August 27, 2008 01:11:57 PM
Okay, wait, so the box is free but then you pay for postage when you go to ship?  I'm confused!

The boxes are free and USPS ships them to you for free.  When you're ready to ship, you can pay for and print your postage online (you can even schedule a pick up for your packages) or take them to the P.O. and buy your postage there. 
It can take up to 2 weeks once your order is placed to receive your free flat rate boxes.  Sometimes longer when it gets closer to the holidays.  So I'm probably going to place my order shortly.  Just so I know I'll have them. :)

I sent in my questionnaire.  I'm so excited about this swap!  Pending approval, I'll be a 12 Days newbie!  Good thing many of you are back from last year if I have any questions that I don't need to pester Kishcrafts with. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 27, 2008 01:15:59 PM
Since I'm not sure of my items and weight yet, i just may wait until I know what boxes I need, then go to the post office and pick them up--there are locations all over my area, so it's not a big deal :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 27, 2008 03:06:49 PM
I hope this wasn't covered all ready.  I skimmed through the 9 pages of this thread so I hope I didn't skip it.  The items for each day don't have to be the same do they?  Like day 12 is 12 packs of sitckers or 12 stitch markers.  Could it be 6 packs of stickers and 6 stitch markers or something like that? Those might not be the best exapmles and  I will be sending a package I would love to receive for sure, but I just wanted to clarify,

Once I can get the baby off my lap I am filling out my questioneer.  I've been waiting a while for this swap :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 03:16:53 PM
you can make each days "theme" whatever you want.

you could do a day of all crochet stuff/supplies & handcrafted, you could do a day of microscope slide diy starter kit, you could do a random day of a mishmash of stuff, for day 5 you could do 2 packages fragrance oils + 3 blocks of wax, and in conjunction do day 3 as 1 package of wicks + 2 candle jars....and so on and so on.

keep the questions coming newbie 12 days swappers....its good for us to get all the bases covered ahead of time. there are no such things as dumb questions when it comes to this swap. :)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 27, 2008 03:23:18 PM
I may have to sign up for this one since I'll probably be without my hubby on Christmas I could use a pick me up.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 03:36:33 PM
I may have to sign up for this one since I'll probably be without my hubby on Christmas I could use a pick me up.

yes! this swap is a great pick me up and you will be SO enthralled in your gifts, your mind will be focused on them and not that fact that hubby isn't home with you. you won't believe how much time you will spend waiting the the next day to arrive so you can tear into your next days gift!! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 27, 2008 03:49:13 PM
It's kind of ridiculous how obsessed you become. You start circling the packages, talking to them, telling them it's almost their turn. Announcing to people "Today's Day______" and grinning like an idiot! Refusing to go to bed until after midnight so you can open your packages OR when you wake up refusing to talk to anyone until you've opened your next package.

But that's just other people....I  wouldn't do anything like that....:D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 04:04:25 PM
LMAO I think that described 97.5% of the swappers in the last round. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on August 27, 2008 04:17:59 PM
I want to join, but I'm scared  s ??? ??? ??? less that something might go wrong.

*torn by indecisiveness*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on August 27, 2008 04:19:51 PM
I want to join, but I'm scared  s ??? ??? ??? less that something might go wrong.

*torn by indecisiveness*

what do you think would go wrong?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 27, 2008 04:20:17 PM
Thanks for the clarification kish!!  I am super excited for this swap.  All my swaps will be sent out and taken care of so I can focus on this one and maybe have a claim or two in the Ongoing Children's Wish Swap.  


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on August 27, 2008 04:27:36 PM
what do you think would go wrong?

My partner not recieving what I made for him/her and vice versa. :) I've just finished a swap and my partner sent me a package three weeks ago and it hasn't arrived here yet. D: There's either something wrong with the postal service, or my mailbox is just a giant black hole which sucks up all my important mail and makes them disappear.

(No, seriously. People ask me if I've gotten the mail they sent me, but I never get any. D: This year, at least.)

(Sorry. :D My mail situation is making me a wee bit frustrated. I've been checking my mailbox daily to no avail. D:)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 04:43:39 PM
We didn't have any swap packages get lost in the postal systems last round....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on August 27, 2008 04:58:41 PM
I'm trying to tackle this questionnaire,  some of the questions i can't think of an answer to but i refuse to leave them blank.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on August 27, 2008 05:00:12 PM
We didn't have any swap packages get lost in the postal systems last round....

Maybe it's just my mailbox.

*frustration*

:D

I'm biting the bullet/jumping in the pond/whatever you want to call it and joining the swap. I managed to convince myself during dinner that I'd only be feeling like an idiot (pardon the language) if I go all: "I wish I joined the swap when the sign ups were still open" when the gallery comes out. :D  I'll send in my questionnaire sometime before Sunday. :D :D :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 05:24:27 PM
I'm trying to tackle this questionnaire,  some of the questions i can't think of an answer to but i refuse to leave them blank.

LOL questionnaire will be rejected for chronic blank spaces! :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on August 27, 2008 05:30:56 PM
I've been working on my questionairre for the last day and am STILL not done yet  :P
I keep thinking of things to add to it. My poor partner is going to have to read a novel  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: amazon.blonde on August 27, 2008 07:30:59 PM
i've been working on mine for 2 day now.  can't find answers to some questions and some i can't seem to stop answering ::)

i will not be in any other swaps so this should be good to go for me!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 27, 2008 07:35:34 PM
It's kind of ridiculous how obsessed you become. You start circling the packages, talking to them, telling them it's almost their turn. Announcing to people "Today's Day______" and grinning like an idiot! Refusing to go to bed until after midnight so you can open your packages OR when you wake up refusing to talk to anyone until you've opened your next package.

But that's just other people....I  wouldn't do anything like that....:D

nope. i didnt. I also didnt wait til 12:01 everynight to open it and scream wildly. Mr. Rira says I cant do that this year..it'll scare the kitties. so I wont wait till 12am to open it and scare the kitties..i'll just scream silently. im very excited


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: imafundork on August 27, 2008 07:39:55 PM
Phewwww...finally finished the questionnaire and sent it in...only took three days and countless hours trying to figure out exactly what to say!  :P

But that's okay!  I am super super excited for this swap!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 07:44:08 PM
I used to joke with my partner from last round, rira, that from her questionnaire I knew more about her than some people I have know for years, some of them in my own family.....LMAO


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 27, 2008 08:09:22 PM
ditto. and i talk to her more, still, than some of my family members.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 08:11:08 PM
ditto. and i talk to her more, still, than some of my family members.

LOL! It's only funny cause it's true.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on August 27, 2008 08:47:46 PM
AAH! I had the "topics for discussion" thread bookmarked and just saw this one and there's already 12 pages!

I've got some catching up to do, but I'm almost done my questionnaire.

I guess my only question so far is does a kit count as made or purchased? Like if I get my partner a bunch of yarn and some crochet hooks and a book, it's all purchased, but if I make a needle-roll, some cute stitch markers and a WIP bag to go with the other items, (or something) does it count as a "made" or "purchased" item, or 50/50? I don't know, that's a confusing one for me. ??? :D

Because I haven't read all 12 pages yet, if this is a repeat question I apologize.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 08:54:00 PM
I guess my only question so far is does a kit count as made or purchased? Like if I get my partner a bunch of yarn and some crochet hooks and a book, it's all purchased, but if I make a needle-roll, some cute stitch markers and a WIP bag to go with the other items, (or something) does it count as a "made" or "purchased" item, or 50/50? I don't know, that's a confusing one for me. ??? :D

The best way to go about figuring out your handmade and purchased/store bought/commercial items count is to look at each item individually.

your examples...

the store bought items are: yarn, crochet hooks, book
handmade: needle roll

your yarn could be considered handmade if you made it or if it was bought under the premise of it being hand spun, etc.

I am NOT going to look at each thing you send to your partner and count each store bought and handmade item to make sure you have 75% handmade and 25% store bought, I only implemented this "guideline" because this is craftster and the majority of items sent to your partner should be handcrafted. :) hope this helps.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 08:57:22 PM
One thing I wanted to point out to you all is that I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST while you are patiently waiting for your partner. ;) A WIST is a huge help for your swap partner to get to know what you like. So visit www.wists.com if you don't already have one!

Well, after almost 24 hours of sign ups being open to you swap addicts, we have 16 approved swappers. If you are NOT on the list on the 1st page, please send me a PM. I might have not gotten your questionnaire. I will be giving everyone "in progress" feedback for this swap tomorrow.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on August 27, 2008 08:59:57 PM
just a side note to interject: NO ONE ELSE CHANGE YOUR AVATAR. I was so confused why I wasnt recognizing anyone..til I read who they were   ::)

I am co-organizing a swap and the organizer changed her USERNAME - now THAT'S confusing!

So I am going to add my request: NO ONE ELSE CHANGE YOUR USERNAME! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on August 27, 2008 09:29:06 PM
I printed out the questionnaire and wrote on it all night last night, off and on. ;D  I will be sending my PM tonight. I'm super excited!

This being my first round of this swap, though, I'm still a little confused about each day having a theme. Does each day have to have a theme? For example, on day 4, could you send 4 crafted items that have nothing to do with each other? (Like... a set of coasters, a scarf, a piece of artwork, and a t-shirt?) Or should they all be themed, like 'wearable' or 'crocheted'? :-\


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on August 27, 2008 09:38:17 PM
The themes can be pretty loose...They don't have to be like, "christmas tree ornaments"  It could be "holiday items". 

Or "stuff made from yarn"

Or "stuff inspired by your wist"


Wists are one of my favorite things about this swap!  I love to stalk people's wists!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 09:43:47 PM
This being my first round of this swap, though, I'm still a little confused about each day having a theme. Does each day have to have a theme? For example, on day 4, could you send 4 crafted items that have nothing to do with each other? (Like... a set of coasters, a scarf, a piece of artwork, and a t-shirt?) Or should they all be themed, like 'wearable' or 'crocheted'? :-\

for example, day 3 can have a theme IF you want OR it can be 3 things that are totally random and mismatching with the others. It doesn't matter to me how it's done as long as there are 3 things in that days package. :)

Each day can have a "theme" if you want, but this is not mandatory. You could have day 5 be 5 crocheted granny squares so your theme would be crochet stuff or granny squares, while day 6 could be a pair of earrings + a set of gift tags + a fabric headband + a tea towel + embossing powder and some handmade paper and the theme for this day could be random or anything goes ;)

I did mainly themed days last year:

turtles day
pms survival day
yummy smelling stuff day
polymer clay earrings day
mini christmas tree and decorations day
polymer clay starter kit day
etc...

whereas I received:

hand painted glass ornaments day
bath/spa day
christmas kitchen day
stenciled tshirts day
etc....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 27, 2008 09:45:27 PM
just a side note to interject: NO ONE ELSE CHANGE YOUR AVATAR. I was so confused why I wasnt recognizing anyone..til I read who they were   ::)

I am co-organizing a swap and the organizer changed her USERNAME - now THAT'S confusing!

So I am going to add my request: NO ONE ELSE CHANGE YOUR USERNAME! ;D

oop. i did that, well..not really. I went from Rira to rira


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on August 27, 2008 09:48:01 PM
just a side note to interject: NO ONE ELSE CHANGE YOUR AVATAR. I was so confused why I wasnt recognizing anyone..til I read who they were   ::)

I am co-organizing a swap and the organizer changed her USERNAME - now THAT'S confusing!

So I am going to add my request: NO ONE ELSE CHANGE YOUR USERNAME! ;D

oop. i did that, well..not really. I went from Rira to rira

haha, that's not too bad :)

also I SENT MY QUESTIONNAIRE! YAY! :D

now off to bed!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on August 27, 2008 09:56:57 PM
Thanks, Kish and Superhooker! That's very helpful. I can see that themed days might make things a bit easier on the brainstorming portion of the swap... ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 27, 2008 09:58:15 PM
Quick little tid bit of information: for the 18 swappers that have been approved, I like to keep a copy of everyone's questionnaire in a word DOC. I just saw at the bottom of the document that the 18 questionnaires WORD COUNT is 36,957!! holy crappola that's a lot of words!

Thanks, Kish and Superhooker! That's very helpful. I can see that themed days might make things a bit easier on the brainstorming portion of the swap... ;D

it is but there will probably be a day or two that will be random or not entirely matching. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: klum78 on August 27, 2008 10:28:50 PM
After reading all 13 pages so far,  am still on the fence about this swap!  I would love to do it but am not sure a bout the commitment level.  I will think very hard for a while longer...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on August 27, 2008 10:45:37 PM
 :D I'm SO excited! I just ordered my boxes! Now I'm off to the WIST thing to see how much more reading I can add to my partner's evening when that day comes. The theme idea is good! Like "movie night" with a bowl that you "made" decorated and filled with goodies. MMM...popcorn and licorice..M&M's... ;D Sorry just getting carried away and making myself hungry!
I'm glad to see that there are a lot of seasoned Craftsers so all of us "newbies" can ask questions! Also glad to see I'm not the only "newbie!".


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on August 27, 2008 11:45:57 PM
Quick little tid bit of information: for the 18 swappers that have been approved, I like to keep a copy of everyone's questionnaire in a word DOC. I just saw at the bottom of the document that the 18 questionnaires WORD COUNT is 36,957!! holy crappola that's a lot of words!

If i send mine in at this very moment I'd be adding 2,700 more to your count LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: dreadlochness on August 28, 2008 12:37:25 AM
OH MAN do i want to do this swap.  i think i'm going to, i just need to work on my questionnaire and tell myself over and over that this is the only swap i can work on for a while. 

this swap is really cool because by the end you must REALLY feel like you know your partner, and vice versa.  i'm sort of (read: extremely) intrigued. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 28, 2008 12:56:06 AM
Quick little tid bit of information: for the 18 swappers that have been approved, I like to keep a copy of everyone's questionnaire in a word DOC. I just saw at the bottom of the document that the 18 questionnaires WORD COUNT is 36,957!! holy crappola that's a lot of words!

If i send mine in at this very moment I'd be adding 2,700 more to your count LOL

I was starting to get worried about mine that is still under 2,000.  Whew.  I feel better now knowing that I am not sending in something monsterous and too much.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on August 28, 2008 01:09:18 AM
 :o So many of us! How are you doing Kish? How many words are you up too?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: krafty_kelly on August 28, 2008 04:08:12 AM
I did this swap last year.  It was the best ever (I had the best partner!).  Kitsh is also the best organizer.

I'm debating whether to do this or not.  I have to say, receiving all those hand made goodie really, really put me in the Christmas spirit.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on August 28, 2008 04:58:46 AM
Quick little tid bit of information: for the 18 swappers that have been approved, I like to keep a copy of everyone's questionnaire in a word DOC. I just saw at the bottom of the document that the 18 questionnaires WORD COUNT is 36,957!! holy crappola that's a lot of words!

If i send mine in at this very moment I'd be adding 2,700 more to your count LOL

I was starting to get worried about mine that is still under 2,000.  Whew.  I feel better now knowing that I am not sending in something monsterous and too much.

Mine was 2504, and I thought I wasn't being thorough enough. Then also, I realized this morning I left something out. Oh well, I'll just let my partner know or wist it. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 28, 2008 05:27:49 AM
I know there's a lot more I could have added to my questionnaire, but I'm just hoping my partner and I can strike up a good dialogue going.  I haven't always had partners who liked to communicate a lot, so I'm hopping the chattiness of this thread is a good omen! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: fiberartsy on August 28, 2008 05:34:30 AM
I'm trying to hold off on sending in my questionairre until tomorrow but don't know if I can!!!  I'll just read over like a thousand more times to make sure I got everything. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on August 28, 2008 05:45:17 AM
Hey - i guessed 15-20 sign ups in the first 24 hours - i have a feeling this is going to be huge!  i think we need to thank kish now for the MASSIVE amount of hours this swap is going to take up!!  also its lovely to see at least 50% of the signed up names so far are from last year - it just proves to all the newbies what a great swap it is!  18 more days til stalking ...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 28, 2008 06:43:42 AM
Wow, seems like everyone is stressin' over the questionnaire!  I just copied it into a word document, answered the questions and sent to back to kish.  The only thing I stressed in my answers is that I am not christian and that getting religious things would bother me.  I could make some, I suppose, I have some beautiful Our Lady of Guadeloupe squares

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216538.0

That I wouldn't mind doing :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 28, 2008 06:50:38 AM
do it krafty kelly!! and hardy, i'm sure you a) arent the only one and b) kish is a super organizer, so im sure it'd work out.


so, slightly terrifying story: I got rearended today, and while I was waiting on the police to show up, I was thinking about the stuff I could make for christmas. it made me feel a bit better, even though my backs all kaput. I'ma gonna go brainstorm some and take a bath.

i think we are well on our way to a full/chatty/happy swap. i'm tres excited


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 06:59:54 AM
Oh rira! not the new car! hope you are ok. take care of that back. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 28, 2008 07:20:13 AM
Oh dear, rira!  I hope you're okay, and that insurance takes care of everything for you!  Car accidents (even little ones) have a way of shaking up a person's life.  Take care of yourself!  Good thoughts sending your way!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 28, 2008 07:28:51 AM
getting rear-ended sucks!  It happened to me back in May; I stopped short at an innersection because I saw a cop and it looked like he was going to come flying thru, and I got hit and the girl behind me got hit buy a guy, and it turns out they knew each other, they were going to a wedding.  when we finally got an officer to help us (9 other cop cars flew past us), no one got a ticket because the accident had been caused by a cop.  It shook me up and rattled my back a little, so rira, I know how you feel.  Craft ideas weren't running through my head at the time, but I can see how that would help you calm down :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lunanne on August 28, 2008 07:35:57 AM
I hope you're okay rira! I hope it's not the 'curse' stricking again!  :o Wasn't there a lot of stuff happening to people last round?

And krafty_kelly, you know you want to do this again! (And I was the one with the awesome partner.  :-*)

I'm almost done with my questionnaire. I just need to finish the big wish and the wishlist questions. I also think I'll be adding stuff to my wists, maybe cleaning it too.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: iheartzb on August 28, 2008 07:39:21 AM
Wow! Imafundork just told me this forum was finally up yesterday and there are already 15 pages!

Also, I'm pretty sure it went from 14 to 15 WHILE I was reading it.

Filling out my questionnaire and then deciding if I can really do it. I've been following this for a while, but my financial situation isn't what I was hoping for it to be by now. . . I'm sure I can't resist though.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 28, 2008 07:59:16 AM
do it krafty kelly!! and hardy, i'm sure you a) arent the only one and b) kish is a super organizer, so im sure it'd work out.


so, slightly terrifying story: I got rearended today, and while I was waiting on the police to show up, I was thinking about the stuff I could make for christmas. it made me feel a bit better, even though my backs all kaput. I'ma gonna go brainstorm some and take a bath.

i think we are well on our way to a full/chatty/happy swap. i'm tres excited

Oh rira I'm so sorry for you! I got rear ended in March. I got hit by a range rover who didn't even TAP the breaks while I was at a dead stop. she blew out my window and totaled my blazer. It sucked.  Please be careful as you won't feel it as much for the first couple of days.

Gather many small crafty items and rest/craft from your couch!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 28, 2008 08:23:59 AM
I'm not sure if this is OT or not, but I just realized... this isn't a swap where you have to be a FOC, but DAMN there's a lot of FOC's in this swap.  I'm too lazy to figure a percentage, but it's gotta be over 75%.

Way to support and be active, ladies!  I knew I liked this group! 

(And also, way to be easier to stalk!  I love it!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on August 28, 2008 09:31:35 AM
Hope you're okay rira.  Sending comforting crafty thoughts your way...

littlebiskit:  Everytime I see your avatar I go Aww...
Your little one is just too adorable!  She looks like she's offering a taste of some yummy frosting! :D  Or maybe having fun with fingerpaints?  Ya never know with Craftster kids. ;) ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 09:40:32 AM
I hope you're okay rira! I hope it's not the 'curse' striking again!  :o Wasn't there a lot of stuff happening to people last round?
and so it begins........


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 28, 2008 10:05:19 AM
Hope you're okay rira.  Sending comforting crafty thoughts your way...

littlebiskit:  Everytime I see your avatar I go Aww...
Your little one is just too adorable!  She looks like she's offering a taste of some yummy frosting! :D  Or maybe having fun with fingerpaints?  Ya never know with Craftster kids. ;) ;D

Thank you!  It was frosting from her first birthday cake.  I'm... well, she's my only kid, so I'm slightly obsessed with her.  She's the first grandbaby/greatgrandbaby... my mom watches her while I'm at work.  At her first birthday party, I went to get all the photo albums together to put out, and realized I had four FULL albums of pictures.... 700 pictures total... and that's just the photos we printed out!  My photobucket is FULL of pics of her (www.photobucket.com/littlebiskit).  So really... yeah, compliments on her just make my day!  Thanks!

And yes, there will be lots of crafting.  She tries to grab my yarn when I crochet... (when she was younger, I would be crocheting and would get to a wet length of yarn 'cuz she would put it in her mouth when I wasn't looking... yuk!) and she's already getting the hang of crayons.  It's really fun.  I just can't WAIT until I can actually craft with her!!!

KISH - NONE OF THAT!  I need no curses during the holiday season thankyouverymuch!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 10:06:54 AM
Did you swappers know that Leah is working on setting up a craftster CHAT ROOM that is here on craftster! I REALLY hope it gets implemented soon. Wouldn't it be cool to log onto craftster and have a question for your swap partner and be able to send them an IM and have them respond instantaneously (that is if there are logged on all day like 99% of us LOL)?

here is the discussion: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6066.0

Please discuss it over there, try not to put too much extra "talk" in this thread so we don't get to 100 pages BEFORE sign ups end. I hate to have ppl that are considering this swap have to wade through a billion pages of us chatting about too much extra stuff. Thanks!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 11:09:06 AM
I just wanted to point out that my last post was not directed at any one person. Just a generality. I don't want this thread to go ao quiet that we can hear crickets but just nothing TOO excessive. If it has to do with the 12 day topic then please post away...... :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on August 28, 2008 11:23:34 AM
Now that I know this is about a wonderfully obscene amount of goodies, and not just Christmas themed stuff.... I am sooo in. It may take me a while to get my questionnaire together, though  :D
Reading about this has gotten me so excited! And I'm going to have to start saving my shipping pennies too. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 28, 2008 11:38:47 AM
On a note directly related to this swap, I am headed to Hobby Lobby directly after work.  They have scrapbook paper, stickers and rubber stamps @ 50% off, plus whatever else I can find on clearance!  I'm multi tasking, shopping for this swap and the witch/wicca/pagan swap.  Probably won't find too much pagan stuff at hobby lobby, except for maybe some tree stickers, but hey, every little bit helps, right?  (helps my stash multiply, that is, tee hee)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 11:43:17 AM
for those in the USA, there will be tons of Labor Day craft sales. I got emails from Joanns and Hancock Fabrics today. Good deals on fabrics and such. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on August 28, 2008 12:18:06 PM
ah but the happy news is they send the labor day promos to people wherever they are! so it might not be labour day here but i've still got money off fabric!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 12:20:40 PM
ah but the happy news is they send the labor day promos to people wherever they are! so it might not be labour day here but i've still got money off fabric!

that's awesome! is this for online purchases or do they have these craft shops in other parts of the world?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 28, 2008 12:26:00 PM
Is there a guidline for the size of the items?  I looked in the gallery but it seems some sent more than others.  I have lots of ideas but I don't want to send so much that a partner would feel bad for not sending as much or the other way around either. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 12:32:45 PM
Is there a guidline for the size of the items?  I looked in the gallery but it seems some sent more than others.  I have lots of ideas but I don't want to send so much that a partner would feel bad for not sending as much or the other way around either. 

I wouldn't say that some sent more than others. I think it is safe to say that we all stuck to the 78 items.

As for sizes:
I would recommend that your days 12-7 be "small" items, days 6-4 be "medium" items and days 3-1 be "large" items. Less time intensive things should be made for the larger numbered days and more time intensive projects for the smaller numbered days. :)

craftsters guidelines for "sizes" are as follows:
Large = 3+ hours
Medium = 2-3 hours
Small = 2 hours or less

I wouldn't think it would be a good idea to knit 6 pairs of mittens for day 12 and then make 1 stenciled t-shirt for day 1. make sense? please post if you still need clarification.

For those that have questions that might still need answering, please see the 1st page, I keep adding some recommendations and guidelines, to it as new questions are brought up



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 28, 2008 01:12:28 PM
This is kind of a general swap question, but also a personal quirk of mine:

I (STILL) get tremendous swap anxiety.  SO!  To combat it, I usually try to find another person in the swap who isn't my partner to share progress news and ideas with.  Is that naughty?  Rude?  Weird?  Or a good idea?

And also, are there any voluteers?

And lastly, does anyone else do that, or am I just a freak?  (Don't answer that!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 01:16:10 PM
I (STILL) get tremendous swap anxiety.  SO!  To combat it, I usually try to find another person in the swap who isn't my partner to share progress news and ideas with.  Is that naughty?  Rude?  Weird?  Or a good idea?
And lastly, does anyone else do that, or am I just a freak?  (Don't answer that!)

My Newbie Swap swappers do this all the time. I am usually the person that they send pics to to get a gauge of how well they are received, cause those little newbie swapper are the epitome of swap anxiety ridden swappers! Feel free to bounce off ideas/pic/etc to me, I am always around. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on August 28, 2008 01:27:06 PM
littlebiskit, i've never done that... but i've thought about doing it before. especially in my first couple swaps i was like "omgoshhh what am i doing!?" lol... but if you ever need somebody to talk to and i don't end up being your partner, i'm always free as well.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 28, 2008 01:44:01 PM
I always get swap anxiety, but I got super huge gigantinormous swap anxiety last year. I not only had the organizer as my partner, but ms. kishcrafts who is oh so wonderful.

my back's doing ok. doesnt seem to be any problems. the car'll be fine. thanks for all the thoughts.

I now am SUPER excited about the sales this weekend. I need to stock up on my christmas and halloween stuffs. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 05:22:39 PM
The 20 participants that have been approved should have "in progress" feedback for the 12 Days of Christmas 2008 in their swap profiles. Please double check it and if it is not there please send me a PM asap. Thanks!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 28, 2008 06:55:12 PM
Lilbiskit, if we aren't partnered I can be your chatty partner :D  That sounds like a wonderful idea.  Although I am knid of hoping to get paired up with someone who wants their kids included in the swap.  hehe.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 28, 2008 06:56:17 PM
Ooops, forgot to add....Thank you kish!!!  I really appreciate the guidelines for what sizes to send.  I just want to make sure I send out the best package I can while staying appropiate in size :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 28, 2008 07:05:14 PM
i almost bought stickers today at hobby lobby, but i resisted because i didn't want to get anything my partner wouldn't like and further increase my stash . . .that's right, folks, I am actually trying to resist building my stash more . . .we'll see how long that lasts :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 07:44:15 PM
Yeah good luck with that hardy. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 28, 2008 08:19:10 PM
I know that kishcrafts posted the USPS flat rate info, but I wanted to add that if you buy the postage online not only do you get a small dicount on the postage, the delivery confirm is free.  Then you can either drop off the package(s) at the PO or even schedule for the post carrier to come to your house and get it/them. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 28, 2008 08:27:03 PM
I forgot to include that info. thanks for reminding us. every little penny counts when it comes to the shipping for this swap!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on August 28, 2008 09:53:40 PM
I (STILL) get tremendous swap anxiety.  SO!  To combat it, I usually try to find another person in the swap who isn't my partner to share progress news and ideas with.  Is that naughty?  Rude?  Weird?  Or a good idea?
And lastly, does anyone else do that, or am I just a freak?  (Don't answer that!)

My Newbie Swap swappers do this all the time. I am usually the person that they send pics to to get a gauge of how well they are received, cause those little newbie swapper are the epitome of swap anxiety ridden swappers! Feel free to bounce off ideas/pic/etc to me, I am always around. :)

Well, I'm glad to hear others get freaked out also! Rira glad your ok. A Chat room sounds great! Then we can all chat all night long and not keep adding pages here.

MommyMaid thanks for the tip about online postage w/the DC # thing. I had trouble with that last time.
I'm so excited, can't wait to meet my partner!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 29, 2008 06:16:54 AM
Really? Mommythemaid you are awesome. I didnt know, either of those...

So, you can order the flat rate boxes, then do you weigh the packages at home on a kitchen scale or something?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on August 29, 2008 07:34:41 AM
I just sent my questionnaire!!
It took me an hour, and I spent forever last night writing stuff down so I wouldn't forget. WHEW!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 29, 2008 08:19:35 AM
Really? Mommythemaid you are awesome. I didnt know, either of those...

So, you can order the flat rate boxes, then do you weigh the packages at home on a kitchen scale or something?

With the flat rates you don't even need to weigh it.  The price for postage is a set price for that size box.  You go to usps.com and then click calculate postage.  You enter that you have a package, and then just a random weight (I usually put 3-5 pounds or so) and then your zip and the zip the package is going to.  Then click continue and it will then bring up all your mailing options.  Click on "Priority Flat Rate Box" or "Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate Box" depending on which size you have and click the circle next to it.  When you go to pay for the postage it should have the option to choose a delivery confirmation and it's free.  You then pay and print yourr postage.

I tried to do one just now so that I could write really good directions, but someting is messed up on the site right now.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on August 29, 2008 08:29:56 AM
wow!! i get lost in the country one day and when i come back there are 6 more pages than when i left!!! but wow it was worth it! who knew that less than 30 minutes from my house is a HUGE beautiful church in the middle of no mans land!! its amazing what we take for granted and whats even amazing is what we find when we stopand take the time to smell the roses.

back on topic . . . . i'm a quiet swapper. i get in a zone i stalk and i craft like mad. i come for air once and a while and i'll pm if i have a question but for the most part i'm quiet. although if my partner is a chatty one and pm's me lots i tend to get chattier


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on August 29, 2008 12:07:43 PM
Yay! I made it in the top 20. Hee hee! :P ::) ;D


Oh, and I'm usually available for chatting during the day. Sometimes shutting me up is the problem...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: nicolatte on August 29, 2008 12:19:09 PM
Sometimes shutting me up is the problem...
Same here, you are not alone :D :P

 Just curious, but am I the only one who's already started buying Christmas stuff at Michael's, or am I the only crazy one.. :-[ ;D I saw they had Halloween stuff, but when I saw they had CHRISTMAS goodies, I got all giddy and ran towards it all :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on August 29, 2008 12:22:16 PM
I'm trying to hold off on the Christmas stuff in case I get a partner who doesn't want Christmas/Holiday things, but I've started to accumulate generic wintery stuff.  But I'm not sure how long I can hold off. 

My swapping is getting so out of hand it's all I can do not to just skim profiles and go "Oh!  Someone wants a such-and-such!  I can make that!"  And then make it and PM for their address out of the blue.  I just don't necessarily like to be on a schedule, so the impromptu-ness of it is appealing.  Though... the "I'm a freak" factor is a little off-putting. 

I think that's why this swap, being so intensive, and yet, so LONG (long enough for me to have time to craft) is such a good thing for me!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 29, 2008 12:24:13 PM
Just curious, but am I the only one who's already started buying Christmas stuff at Michael's, or am I the only crazy one.. :-[ ;D I saw they had Halloween stuff, but when I saw they had CHRISTMAS goodies, I got all giddy and ran towards it all :D

LMAO I am sure you are not alone! I have been shopping for Halloween things since early JUNE for the 13 days of Halloween swap. Now that is crazy!!

I told mr.kishcrafts that sign ups for the 12 days swap started and he replied with, "well, it's about time!" LOL any other rational person would have said, "Already? it's ONLY august!"


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on August 29, 2008 12:27:52 PM
I'm not shopping for crafting supplies yet, but I am looking for packing and wrapping supplies. I haven't gotten anything, just keeping an eye on what's available. I love wrapping things and making the presentation part of the gift, time permitting. I'm the weird one in the family that LIKES wrapping presents.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: nicolatte on August 29, 2008 12:54:57 PM
 I love wrapping presents too, that's the best part! Last year, I made a whole day out of it: tea cups lying around, chocolate wrappers scattered the floor, paper and ribbon all over the NEW hard wood flooring downstairs, bows coming out of the ying yang, and I almost cut my foot from one of the two scissors I had lying on the floor.  ::) :D This year, I should be more careful!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: fiberartsy on August 29, 2008 01:02:24 PM
Just sent my questionairre in!  I can't wait!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on August 29, 2008 01:22:00 PM
I'm the weird one in the family that LIKES wrapping presents.

Please come wrap mine for me!!  I despise wrapping and I can never make it look all nice and neat.  Half the time I just shove stuff in a plastic bag  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on August 29, 2008 01:23:35 PM
I've finally got a spot open, so now I just have to finish up my questionaire, and I'll be set!

I thought about getting some christmas stuff for my family a couple of weeks ago, but then I remembered that it will all probably go on crazy sale in a month or so!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 29, 2008 01:33:11 PM
I like to wrap gifts too.  It's pretty easy though when most of the kid's stuff is put into a fabric gift bag.  I've been thinking of things I could make and themes for days (like a tea day would be fun with a cozy, teatowel and box of tea and thinking of ways to package them to get the most out of those flat rate boxes :D

Oh, and still working on my questioneer.  I keep thinking of things to add or take off.  I will send it in soon, I promise.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on August 29, 2008 02:45:23 PM
Hi everyone, i sent my questionnaire in and cant wait to get a partner so i can start crafting!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 29, 2008 04:06:22 PM
I resisted buying stuff at Hobby Lobby, guys, because I didn't want to jump the gun and get stuff my partner may not like, but now I am thinking of going back there anyways . . . no, I will wait, and then go nuts!  The beauty of a store like that is their sales always repeat themselves, and who knows, they should have the ornaments half off soon!  I live for 50% sales :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: fiberartsy on August 29, 2008 04:29:27 PM
I'm hitting Joann's this weekend for their sale.  Who knos what I may find.  Mwah ha ha.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on August 29, 2008 05:10:38 PM
Just waiting for feedback from another swap. then I get to send in my questionnaire! I cant wait!! This one sounds like a blast!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 29, 2008 07:13:31 PM
This sound like so much fun :) Im going to do it  ;) filled out the questionnaire and send it in ::) this is going to be a big one for me :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Jenicat on August 29, 2008 08:33:32 PM
I am super-debating doing this swap.  I have already filled out most of the questionnaire and I love that it's not limited to a certain number of people. 

I know I could easily get everything done in time... what the hell is keeping me from doing it?!?  I hope I get to sign up.  My best buddy in the world is already signed up for it, so... I may not be able to resist.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 29, 2008 08:44:04 PM
dooooooooo iiiiiiiiiittttttttttt! it is the BEST swap EVER! IMO. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 29, 2008 08:51:56 PM
DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT. BESTEST SWAP EVER


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ckchan on August 29, 2008 08:53:19 PM
Man, that was a loooong questionnaire, but it's done!  Can't wait to find out my partner now.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: imafundork on August 29, 2008 08:55:05 PM
I am super-debating doing this swap.  I have already filled out most of the questionnaire and I love that it's not limited to a certain number of people. 

I know I could easily get everything done in time... what the hell is keeping me from doing it?!?  I hope I get to sign up.  My best buddy in the world is already signed up for it, so... I may not be able to resist.

Please sign up, Jenicat!  You were such a great partner in Jar of Whimsies, I'd love to see what you'd do for this swap!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on August 29, 2008 09:50:27 PM
I am super-debating doing this swap.  I have already filled out most of the questionnaire and I love that it's not limited to a certain number of people. 

I know I could easily get everything done in time... what the hell is keeping me from doing it?!?  I hope I get to sign up.  My best buddy in the world is already signed up for it, so... I may not be able to resist.

You know with McB in you gotta join too lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on August 29, 2008 10:08:26 PM
I'm trying to hold off on the Christmas stuff in case I get a partner who doesn't want Christmas/Holiday things, but I've started to accumulate generic wintery stuff.  But I'm not sure how long I can hold off. 


I could start buying up piles of generic summery stuff.... the best thing about Christmas is the sun and the warmth.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on August 29, 2008 11:43:33 PM
I'm almost done with my questionnaire. I would have been done by now but I actually had to do work at work. lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on August 30, 2008 04:39:11 AM
I really cant wait to get started on this swap, iv had a few ideas and got a few things ready, now i just need to have my partner so as i can figure out the rest!

Roll on 09/16/08!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on August 30, 2008 11:25:23 AM
I could start buying up piles of generic summery stuff.... the best thing about Christmas is the sun and the warmth.

man, I wish Christmas here wasn't during cold bleak depressing season :(

Although the twinkle lights certainly help :)

I am super-debating doing this swap.  I have already filled out most of the questionnaire and I love that it's not limited to a certain number of people. 

I know I could easily get everything done in time... what the hell is keeping me from doing it?!?  I hope I get to sign up.  My best buddy in the world is already signed up for it, so... I may not be able to resist.

You know with McB in you gotta join too lol

Yea buddy, I'm the coolest 8) haha! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: krafty_kelly on August 30, 2008 05:20:53 PM
I'm almost finished my questionaire.  I can't remember it being that long last year.  Was it?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 30, 2008 05:46:23 PM
I'm almost finished my questionaire.  I can't remember it being that long last year.  Was it?

yep it sure was. I only added in a few new questions and reworked the wording for a few others. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MissDisney on August 30, 2008 05:49:25 PM
i cant read all 21 pages right now, but i cant believe i forgot to post! lol..ill update myself of all the news ASAP

cant wait to be apart of this swap for real


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 30, 2008 06:41:37 PM
i am so excited to get started with christmassing...I'm trying really hard not to brainstorm and make lists...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 30, 2008 06:43:19 PM
i am so excited to get started with christmassing...I'm trying really hard not to brainstorm and make lists...

what's wrong with lists and ideas? brainstorming is the bestest! :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on August 30, 2008 07:01:02 PM
true 'nuff.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on August 30, 2008 07:25:33 PM
Sent in my questionnaire! :D

Now I just have to wait patiently. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on August 30, 2008 08:14:20 PM
I've been beefing up my wist over the last couple days.  Wanna make sure my future partner has plenty of crafty inspiration. ;)  I know it makes it easier for me to decide what to make when my swap partners have big ol' wists! :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 30, 2008 08:20:52 PM
WWW.WISTS.COM......your swap partner's best friend!

All the cool kids have one!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on August 30, 2008 08:54:23 PM
WWW.WISTS.COM......your swap partner's best friend!

All the cool kids have one!

And yes, mom, if all the other kids were jumping off bridges I would jump too!

;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on August 30, 2008 09:02:02 PM
I'm totally already making lists!  I've got a dream partner for this swap, so I've been making a dream list, just in case I luck out!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on August 30, 2008 09:08:25 PM
I got some books at B&N today for $1!!!!  And they're great holiday books!!!  I haven't browsed the regular used book store yet, but i love B&N's bargain section.  

Sorry to my potential partner, but I love a good, cheap deal, and there's nothing wrong with these books!  Not sure what I'm going to do with them, but I found em!

Back to Joann's tomorrow or Monday, going to get some things anyways, including a second skein of the yarn I am using to knit my first pair of socks.  I finally got over my fear of DPNs!  Now if only I could understand what the abbreviations for making the heel mean . . .

Now just because I'm figuring this out doesn't mean my partner can't make me socks too . . .hint hint I like the bellatrix ones . . .

I picked up 2 different flat rate boxes, the 11 x 8.5 x 5.5 inch one and by accident the 11 x 13 x 3 one (sorry left off the fractions) which I will for sure use and get more, why didn't I use these before?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on August 30, 2008 09:54:19 PM
I've been beefing up my wist over the last couple days.  Wanna make sure my future partner has plenty of crafty inspiration. ;)  I know it makes it easier for me to decide what to make when my swap partners have big ol' wists! :D

I've been cleaning mine up! Some of the things on there I'd added a while back and am no longer interested in. I will have to remember to add to it when I can during sign ups, too. :)  I definitely like seeing other craftster's wists, especially a swap partner! It helps tremendously if it's a big one. Size matters! LOL :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on August 31, 2008 02:54:43 AM
wists are great - i can spend happy hours adding to mine - its like shopping without the cost cos i figure either i or one of my lovely swap partners will make the things on it at some stage! 

i'm starting christmas crafting next weekend - my other half is away so this is the perfect opportunity to make his bits - otherwise i end up hiding things every 3 seconds when he walks in the room!!

kish - in answer to your question, the labor day sales are online, although i guess if there was a US owned shop here it might also do it! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lunanne on August 31, 2008 11:51:34 AM
I've just sent in my questionnaire.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on August 31, 2008 01:04:53 PM
I am done with the questionnaire but am waiting not so patiently for Tuesday to find out the time frame for our move.  I know I am going to do that swap anyways, I can always find a way to justify it  :D

I'm totally already making lists!  I've got a dream partner for this swap, so I've been making a dream list, just in case I luck out!

superhooker is a dream partner  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on August 31, 2008 01:13:38 PM
If anyone has a "dream" partner that would enjoy swapping with in this swap, please feel free to PM me. I will take your request into consideration when pairing up partners. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: yoyowa on August 31, 2008 03:24:18 PM
this looks REALLY interesting and fun....I'm going to have to really think about it before I sign up though......


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: pinkleo on August 31, 2008 03:49:59 PM
Oh My Gosh this sounds like tons of fun!
I must join!  ;D

Now all that is left is fill out the questionnaire.....I think I'll print it out and work on it tomorrow.

I'm so excited!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on August 31, 2008 04:36:29 PM
I got some books at B&N today for $1!!!!  And they're great holiday books!!!  I haven't browsed the regular used book store yet, but i love B&N's bargain section.  

Sorry to my potential partner, but I love a good, cheap deal, and there's nothing wrong with these books!  Not sure what I'm going to do with them, but I found em!

Back to Joann's tomorrow or Monday, going to get some things anyways, including a second skein of the yarn I am using to knit my first pair of socks.  I finally got over my fear of DPNs!  Now if only I could understand what the abbreviations for making the heel mean . . .

Now just because I'm figuring this out doesn't mean my partner can't make me socks too . . .hint hint I like the bellatrix ones . . .

I picked up 2 different flat rate boxes, the 11 x 8.5 x 5.5 inch one and by accident the 11 x 13 x 3 one (sorry left off the fractions) which I will for sure use and get more, why didn't I use these before?

I just turned my first heel about two weeks ago and it is really cool.  Go to Knittinghelp.com and search for turning a heel.  There is a great 8 minute video of her showing you the heel and gusset part and it will make complete sense when you go to try it.  I Was so excited and impressed with myself :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: misplacedhippie on September 01, 2008 07:41:21 AM
I just want a partner that wont bail, and that can craft.  My sister and I live together, and 3 of the last 4 swaps that have been in this house have been disappointing.  2 partners have bailed, they received and then fled the scene, no pictures, no package for us, no nothing.  Then for one swap the partner must have not bothered with the instructions and just sent things, they didn't meet the criteria for the package, muchless read their partners questionaire for likes or Dislikes.  that partner was also very very lax on the chatting.  It made the swap unbelieveably dismal and disappointing.  This makes me a touch apprehensive about the entire swapping process, and my sister is almost completely out.  One more try is exactly what she said. 

That being said, I have almost completed the questionaire for this swap.  Everyone seems to be thinking about the swap and the commitment they are getting themselves into, this makes me more comfortable with this swap.  I am a chatty PM person.  I will want to talk to my partner at least twice a week on PM, if not more.

If you are wanting your SO/Kids/Pets crafted for are you including their information in the questionaire?  Or am I going to have to ask?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 01, 2008 07:48:31 AM
Im with you on the chatty, but sometimes there are still disappointments. I've said "no more" a couple times myself.

I didnt put any extra info about the cats or the SO in my questionaire. I figured it;d be a good ice breaker-y thing for after partners :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 01, 2008 09:00:30 AM
I gave a bunch of info about my hubby and kiddo, and then I also gave some examples of stuff they would like, if my partner decided to craft for them.  I like to give lots of info and examples,  then my partner can have some good inspiration. 
I know that I like knowing that my partner would like what I send.  Especially for large items.  I don't mind guessing about small items, but I like to know for sure that large items will be loved!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 01, 2008 09:33:46 AM
Unfortunately, some people suck, and some of those people end up in swaps and us kicka** swappers get stuck with them.  I am going to do my best to make my partner happy, keep up the chatting and take pics, which I am bad at--both getting good pics, and posting them right away.

off to joanns in a bit to shop, then to study and write checks, and probably have some food in there, too.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MissDisney on September 01, 2008 09:34:53 AM
i am chatty when its the right person...like my very first swap i met my best outside my family friend, but some swaps, im just quiet as a mouse...

i do love to talk though, so as long as PMs are arriving, i will always respond

i am so excited for this swap, so incredibly excited...hopefully the time can pass by quickly till partners lol...luckily all this month i am working on the Lap Quilts swap to send out by Oct 1st...that will help



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 01, 2008 09:40:25 AM
I put in some info about the FH and some ideas of things he might like because I don't know if my partner is going to be the "surprise" type who doesn't want to ask questions that might give anything away (I know I'm like that :D)

There isn't much info to give about my kitties, but I did give some ideas for them too. :D

Once crafting starts, I am a bit quieter because I'm spending my time either trying to make an awesome package or stalking my partner! wumahahah!), but like MissDisney said, if PMs are arriving, I'll definitely reply!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 01, 2008 11:29:42 AM
i actually think a combo of PM'ing and wists is the winning key for a great swap.

PM'ing because the more you talk, the more you get to know the person, the more you want them to get a great package and have a great swap - and so the harder you work!  (although in fairness that is also when you get major swap anxiety...  ::)

and wist'ing because then you really are safe that the person will love what you send, and that you should love what you get.

sadly i think most of us who swap regularly will have had different experiences but this is quite a good swap for 'weeding out' the non committed!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mclianne on September 01, 2008 12:57:59 PM
Yippee Skippy!  I'm in... ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 01, 2008 03:42:45 PM
I understand the dissapointment so I have been cutting back on swaps big time.  I've only been flaked on once and only had a few dissapointing packages but it hurts when you know that you have put so much time, effort, and care into what you sent out. 

A lot of people in this swap are FOC's which boosts my confidence and Kishcrafts is a kick butt organizer so most of my worries are gone.

I want a lot of items to be for my kiddos so I put my answer to questions and then a ; with their answers behind it.  I am also HUGE on being chatty cause it really helps me make the best package.  When people just say "oh anything is okay" I get really anxious and then they end up not even liking it or posting pics.  And then they sent me crap with a huge capital C. 

I hope I get one of you Chatty McChatters!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 01, 2008 04:20:48 PM
one thing I used when i was sending messages to kish that i wanted answers for and  "I THINK" managed to kept it a secret.. say, I wanted to find out her comfy pants size (everyone has comfy pant sizes right?) then she'd get a list of questions like..
whats your hubbies favorite tvshow? what's your comfy pant size? what size water bottle do you carry? are you allergic to sunflower seeds?

:)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 01, 2008 04:32:14 PM
yes that was the perfect way to ask me questions without giving too much away. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 01, 2008 04:48:35 PM
I understand the dissapointment so I have been cutting back on swaps big time.  I've only been flaked on once and only had a few dissapointing packages but it hurts when you know that you have put so much time, effort, and care into what you sent out. 

It is discouraging to get flaked on.  But, after having put all the effort and genuine care into creating a package for a partner, I think I'd rather get flaked on than receive a half-a$#ed package that technically meets the swap requirements.  Thankfully, there's rarely a shortage of Angel volunteers.  In my experience, the Craftster's that Angel usually send great packages that are truly thoughtful and worth the wait.  Luckily, the majority of the ladies that I've swapped with have been awesome. :)

So, to whomever gets me as a partner, have no fear.  I'm in this for the long haul! ;)
I've already started jotting down random ideas that I can expand upon once partners are assigned. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 01, 2008 04:56:00 PM
I think nearly everyone was pleased with the quality of products they received in last years round. I know I was! :P Although this swap is about QUANTITY (78 items) it is also about QUALITY! And since there are a lot of seasoned swap veterans, participants from last round and lots of FOC's, we should be a-ok in that area!

I really hate to see/type/say the "f" word (aka flaker) BUT it does happen from time to time. I am pleased to say that we were able to take care of those that needed angels in the last round all in house.

:)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 01, 2008 05:06:27 PM
Having been partnered with a lot of the people signed up for this swap, I can tell you it is a really great group so far!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 01, 2008 05:19:23 PM
I was super impressed with the last round gallery.  So many thoughtful gifts were sent!  And if there is someone that can't send for some reason, the angels on Crafster are amazing.  I have received an angeled package before and was super impressed with the thought and the quality put into the craft. 

I've been thinking up ideas and theme ideas and even packaging ideas for days now.  I wonder if my brain will explode upon getting my partner's info LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 01, 2008 05:52:25 PM
I think nearly everyone was pleased with the quality of products they received in last years round. I know I was! :P Although this swap is about QUANTITY (78 items) it is also about QUALITY! And since there are a lot of seasoned swap veterans, participants from last round and lots of FOC's, we should be a-ok in that area!

I really hate to see/type/say the "f" word (aka flaker) BUT it does happen from time to time. I am pleased to say that we were able to take care of those that needed angels in the last round all in house.

:)



Oops!  Sorry for using the "f" word. :-[ 

I was just making a generality.  I'm sure that no one in this group would do that.  Especially since I have participated in swaps with quite a few in the group.  And have even swapped with a couple of these wonderful ladies myself. :) 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 01, 2008 06:02:02 PM

Oops!  Sorry for using the "f" word. :-[ 

LOL It's fine! I just feel that the word flaker is as bad as the real "f" word. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mclianne on September 01, 2008 06:50:42 PM
I have been sort of flaked on, and it wasn't fun.  I can't imagine doing that to anyone!

I think I need to do some wist homework.  i have one, but not nearly as extensive as some I have seen! lol
I can hardly wait for partners!  I love the stalking process.  ummm, stalking only here on craftster, not in a scary real world way...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 01, 2008 06:59:38 PM
Oh man, I just read through the last 24 pages, just to make sure I didn't miss anything important!  I've looked at this swap for the last 2 years but always chickened out and never joined but decided to jump in this year.  I've done over 70 swaps, this one can't be that bad, can it  ;D

There are a few people on here that I would love to swap with (either for the first time or again) but I'm going to just leave my 'fate' up to Kish and see who I get.

I've already got some ideas, too!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 01, 2008 07:04:03 PM
There are a few people on here that I would love to swap with (either for the first time or again) but I'm going to just leave my 'fate' up to Kish and see who I get.

kishcrafts will make sure her polymer clay crystal rhinestone embellished ball is in tip top shape and is ready for the pairing up of awesome swap partners!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 01, 2008 08:07:14 PM
I did it  :) I sent in my info in hope I get in ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 01, 2008 08:09:37 PM
I was so close to requesting a specific partner for this swap, but have also decided to leave it up to fate.  Plus, I prefer to keep my craftster crushes secret.  But she's definitely in this swap.  *blush*

One of the things that always makes me nervous about swapping is quality.  I hate to say it, but I'm kind of a jack of all trades, master of one.  Literally, I got into crafting in March of this last year with quilting.  Since then I've done quilting, sewing, crocheting, image transfer, jewelry, resin, shrinky dinks, poly clay... and then whatever my sewing organizer/ribbon box stuff is.  (Seriously, check my profile for pics of those, and then tell me what kind of crafting you would call that.) 

I'm not a perfectionist.  But I really do try to make things I would like to have for myself, and I DO make sure I follow people's likes and dislikes... Hopefully people understand that there are a lot of levels of abilities, and it doesn't get TOO disappointing for anyone.

That is my essay on what makes me nervous.   :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 01, 2008 09:22:41 PM
I think I need to do some wist homework.  i have one, but not nearly as extensive as some I have seen! lol

for those of you with good long wists ;)  ... where do you get your ideas for the things on your wists? do you randomly stumble across things or get items off others wists or search etsy or google or what? I am having trouble figuring out how to find clever things to add to my wist.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 01, 2008 09:34:07 PM
I usually do searches on etsy or even google for things/themes I enjoy. As for craftster, I usually search within the swap galleries for awesome wistable things. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 01, 2008 09:36:26 PM
Anyone ever wonder what their wistlist says about them?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 01, 2008 09:42:41 PM
Mine tells people that I spend Wwwwwaaaaayyyyy too much time wisting!

I love to look at other people's wists...and when I see stuff I like I add it to mine. I wist a lot of etsy stuff too, or patterns that I come across that I like.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: misplacedhippie on September 01, 2008 10:44:26 PM
I wist things everywhere! and will explain in the box what I love/hate about the item.  I know i have a shirt on there that just says "I wish this came in my size"  ANYTHING i see on craftster that I would love to have, I wist.  Along with thing that I see anywhere else.  I think of it as a "Christmas List".  If I were to give my mom a christmas list, what would be on it?  As well as Ideas for things I would like to make/have made for me.  Anything I would hit the "rocks" button on, I wist.  I also wist things I would never get in a swap just to give people a sense of what I might like or my style. 

I used the description box liberally.  with Ideas to change, colors, or just that I absolutely LOVE Wonder Woman, and everything I ever see that is Wonder Woman gets Wisted. 



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MissDisney on September 02, 2008 01:00:08 AM
i definitely dont wist enough...my laptop crashes from the wist program (its on Vista, maybe thats why) and i usually forget when i see something i really like on craftster on my....

i am not going to request a partner (i think a couple of my craftster crushes are in this swap BUTTT i dont wanna get rejected by any of them...lol)

i will say this, i am OPEN to requests....i am friendly, i like simple things (this weekend i am going to the Toy Store to get stuff for me to play with..a true kid at heart)

obviously i am a disney freak, and anyone who likes disney or would like to create DIsney things would be perfect for me

i know how to make ALOT of different things, to me the most important thing is if i think my partner will love it

i am taking a different approach to the swap this time around, and now that i will have plenty of time, i will be wrapping everything (i was so bummed i ran out of time to wrap things the way that i like to, i pride myself on my wrappings, but i left on a long vacation a week before the sendouts...it took me 8 months to plan that and it all came down to the wire)

ooh and my birthday is Dec. 16th, so whoever is my partner will be one of like 2 presents i will be opening on that day, which is VERY special to me...

also, my wists arent a great representation of me...i love everything from vintage Nintendo to 70s color patterns (avocado green and mustard yellow with a chocolate brown...mmmmm) oh, and Eddie Izzard makes me happier than anything (besides Disney) and I saw him live in July, a culmination of almost a decade of wishing...

so yea......i just talked alot about myself....sorry


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 02, 2008 01:13:24 AM
 :-[ Anxiety is setting in!!!! This is only my 2nd "official" swap I've done personal swaps and I've always had really good luck...but you guys are all so talented!

I would never "f" and I've got a ton of ideas and am really excited!!! I'm intimidated though! If anyone wants to hold my hand and PM me I'd love the help and feedback, I don't want to have to run to kish with EVERYTHING ;D

Counting the days till I "meet" my partner! Going shopping tomorrow for stuff!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: TAOJ on September 02, 2008 05:27:20 AM
When doing this swap last year I found the best thing was to focus on this swap and not sign up for others, which is difficult  ::)  There are always so many good craftster swaps! I think that regardless of your crafting abilities if you take your time and put your heart into it that it shows in the finished product  ;)

I have lots of craftster crushes in this swap too, but since I'm in Canada that usually limits who I swap with.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 02, 2008 05:46:33 AM
craftster crushes are funny!  i'm always a bit afraid to tell someone i love their work - but i'm sure they would love to know!  the simplest way is to tell someone you wisted what they made - that way they know you love it!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 02, 2008 06:43:15 AM
Man am I ready to get crafting for this.  I need a partner so I can calm my brain down----WAY to many ideas!!  Alas, have to wait a bit longer. 

And I probably don't wist enough either.  I'm online primarily at work and can't install the wist thingy on my work computer and I just don't get on the computer much at home since I'm on it all day at work so........need to wist more at home I guess  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 02, 2008 07:56:59 AM
I'm going to be away when signups close and won't be home until 3 days later - guess I have to be extra patient to see who my partner will be.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: pinkleo on September 02, 2008 08:25:53 AM
Whew!  I finished the questionnaire.  
Now, all there is to do is wait for partners

oh and be accepted into the swap...please let me in...pretty please :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 02, 2008 08:40:50 AM
I have been away for a little while and there are pages to catch up on! I only wish the signup times would go this fast.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rock Cave Mom on September 02, 2008 09:38:35 AM
I would like to sign up for this swap!!??!! ;D

This will be my first signup.  I cant wait to get started!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 02, 2008 09:57:46 AM
I would like to sign up for this swap!!??!! ;D

This will be my first signup.  I cant wait to get started!



Aww, Rock Cave Mom, I don't think you can for this one yet.  You have to have been a member for at least one month and have posted 15 times in order to do any swaps, and I think for this swap, you have to have completed at least one swap before this one starts!

But swapping is SO much fun!  Head over and browse some of the other ones that are starting up!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mclianne on September 02, 2008 10:24:44 AM
Crafster crushes are a great thing... I know that there are several in this swap that I have loved what I have seen of their work.  I don't mind telling them either.  I do that IRL too.  If I see an outfit I like, or a purse that is cute, I tell the person.  I mean, who doesn't like to get a compliment from a perfect stranger.
I haven't done it near as much on here though as I could have...must change that.

So, how did everyone keep from opening them all at once last year??  I think that the suspense is going to kill me.  I know I will be one of those opening as 12:00:01 am!  I'm such a night owl anyway...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 02, 2008 10:30:48 AM
If anyone wants to hold my hand and PM me I'd love the help and feedback, I don't want to have to run to kish with EVERYTHING ;D

I have no problem answering or holding your hand :) I am the organizer of the Newbies Swaps, so I am used to that stuff.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 02, 2008 10:39:55 AM
If anyone wants to hold my hand and PM me I'd love the help and feedback, I don't want to have to run to kish with EVERYTHING ;D

I have no problem answering or holding your hand :) I am the organizer of the Newbies Swaps, so I am used to that stuff.

Yeah and some of the Newbie Swap alumnus follow her around and continue giving her headaches.  You'll be a breeze!  Heeheehee...   ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 02, 2008 11:52:40 AM
OK, I read the 26 pages while eating lunch, and now I'm sold!  Off to complete the questionnaire. 

I like this because it's exciting and challenging at the same time. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 02, 2008 04:41:38 PM
If anyone wants to hold my hand and PM me I'd love the help and feedback, I don't want to have to run to kish with EVERYTHING ;D

I'm available for handholding. :D This is also only my second swap (or third, since I also signed up for another one...but since I signed up for them at the same time, I suppose they share the second-swap honor. :D), and I need someone to give me feedback, etc. :D

During my first swap, my only feedback-people were my parents, my brother, and my conscience/artistic license/the annoying voice in my head (figuratively--not literally). My parents didn't get why I joined a swap, my brother didn't really care (because it wasn't for him), and my conscience wasn't helpful either. Talking/feedback-ing with another human being who crafts would be a nice change. :D

(Of course, I'm going to jump on the kish-bugging wagon too. :D)

I can't run out and buy stuff yet, because I don't want to buy stuff I can't/won't use. (I have no space in my room to stash stuff. Dang. Can I ask for a bigger stash room/closet in this swap?  ;) )


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 02, 2008 04:45:57 PM
You can ask, but don't be disappointed if you don't get it :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 02, 2008 04:49:51 PM
I am so excited about this. All though now I'm going to have to avoid the craft boards like the plague so I don't sign up for anything else.  :P
I've started carrying a small notepad wherever I go for inspirations and lists. Is this bad??


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 02, 2008 05:38:01 PM
I am so excited about this. All though now I'm going to have to avoid the craft boards like the plague so I don't sign up for anything else.  :P
I've started carrying a small notepad wherever I go for inspirations and lists. Is this bad??

haha, no. it's totally normal.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 02, 2008 06:09:05 PM
I'm open to offering help, critique, praise or just general questions - I figure after 80+ swaps I should be good at it  ;D  But, I still run things past a good friend I've made on here to see what she thinks - if it doesn't pass her inspection, it doesn't get sent!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: amylouwho93 on September 02, 2008 07:51:27 PM
WOW.  That's all that I can say...WOW.  This swap looks AMAZING!  It would be so cool to be a part of it!  I am most definitely not experienced enough on this site yet to attempt anything of this magnitude, but next year?  Oh yes, I will be signing up!!  You guys are just brilliant!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 02, 2008 08:39:33 PM
You can ask, but don't be disappointed if you don't get it :D

I can imagine the reaction of my swap partner if I did ask for a bigger stash space...

"She wants me to do WHAT?!"

LOL.

We need a carpenter! ;D

On another note...

Yay! :D I will take you up on that, Homerof2. :D (I'll try to clump my questions together into substantial emails/PMs instead of flooding your inbox with several small ones. ;D)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 02, 2008 08:40:13 PM
I'm open to offering help, critique, praise or just general questions - I figure after 80+ swaps I should be good at it  ;D  But, I still run things past a good friend I've made on here to see what she thinks - if it doesn't pass her inspection, it doesn't get sent!


Daaaang, and I thought I was doin' a lot of swaps, but I've only been a member since March.  I bow to your committment, homerof2!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 02, 2008 08:45:17 PM
OH CRAP!! Ok, everyone that was waiting for in progress feedback now has it BUT it is for the wrong swap! LOL You are all a part of the Newbies Only Round 10. I have contacted a swap mod/help desk ticket and will get it all sorted out ASAP! Sorry.  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 02, 2008 08:49:53 PM
Too much or too little caffeine, dear Kish?  *teases*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 02, 2008 08:51:06 PM
Too much or too little caffeine, dear Kish?  *teases*

damn feedback form and me are NOT friends! I swear it hates me! LOL And I have been having difficulties with my Newbies and flakers and etc.....so I probably had Newbies on the brain.  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 02, 2008 09:02:06 PM
Well, if none of your Newbies want to/are available to angel, I'm swapless outside of this swap right now...  just sayin'.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 02, 2008 09:13:45 PM
Well, if none of your Newbies want to/are available to angel, I'm swapless outside of this swap right now...  just sayin'.

we're working on it. ty for offering biskit!! i'll let you know :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 03, 2008 05:36:19 AM
Thank goodness for the Mods!  I do that all the time...my big problem is putting in the wrong date. They always fix it up in a jiffy, though!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 03, 2008 09:13:54 AM
oh this sounds like total fun!  But, the thought of 12 items, then 11 items kinda have me spooked.  Thats alot of items!  I'm gonna have to look at the 2007 gallery and get some ideas before I decide to join.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 03, 2008 09:19:43 AM
oh this sounds like total fun!  But, the thought of 12 items, then 11 items kinda have me spooked.  Thats alot of items!  I'm gonna have to look at the 2007 gallery and get some ideas before I decide to join.

That's the easy part!  12 and 11 and 10 can be little things like magnets or note cards or hair clips or stitch markers or or or or.... yeah, I've got a ton of ideas, but I probably shouldn't be giving them all away!   ;D

In short, missmoppet, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO JOIN!  Doooo iiiiittt.... joooinnnn usssss.... mmmm, braiiiiinnnsss.. er, I mean.  It'll be fun, you know you want to.   ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 03, 2008 09:22:26 AM
I was thinking a dozen cookies, I like that one :)  I almost always give my swap partner a bag of candy . . . 12 cookies, 11 peppermints, 10 bags of tea . . .I can't wait to get shopping!  and crafting, too, of course :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: TAOJ on September 03, 2008 10:10:05 AM
Last year my day 12 was suppose to be a calendar (12 months), but I was having camera issues so it ended up going into a different day, but it could have counted for 12  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: yoyowa on September 03, 2008 10:40:50 AM
so i filled out the survey but i'm still debating sending it in.......ugh!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 03, 2008 10:46:33 AM
12 cookies, 11 peppermints, 10 bags of tea . . .

remember that anything that isn't handmade will go into your store bought/commercial allotment. :) and try to remember that "small" in craftster guidelines means under 2 hours or less :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 03, 2008 11:04:49 AM
I had a  great idea for a theme day when I was lying in bed last night but I went to sleep and forgot it!  DOh!  That will teach me to not jump out of bed and write it down.  Or at least put the pad and pencil on teh nightstand.  :D

I did think about another theme today though.   Baking!  A cool apron (I can make the bias tape one that is all the rage on Crafster right now), pot holders, cookie cutters, and a cookie mix.  :D

Or Kitchen stuff!  I love me some kitchen stuff.  Dishcloth, tea towel, soap bottle apron, homemade dishwasher soap and homemade "jet dry".

I am so excited for this swap.  he he


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 03, 2008 11:16:29 AM
I am so excited for this swap.  he he

really? :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 03, 2008 11:26:22 AM
homemade "jet dry".

You can make jet dry? My husband goes through that stuff like nobody's freakin' business. Teach me, please!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 03, 2008 12:16:16 PM
That's it!  I claim MommytheMaid as my partner!  No one else can have her!  LOL!   ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 03, 2008 01:01:18 PM
12 cookies, 11 peppermints, 10 bags of tea . . .

remember that anything that isn't handmade will go into your store bought/commercial allotment. :) and try to remember that "small" in craftster guidelines means under 2 hours or less :)

A dozen home made cookies, I wonder if I could figure out how to make peppermints . . . tea bags in a handmade box?

Don't worry, kish, I'll be sure and stick to the rules.  And probably go way overboard because I tend to undervalue my crafting so I always seem to send more stuff (not that anyone's ever complained).

All this talk about Christmas and crafting makes me want to sit down on the couch with the dog, knitting needles, hot cocoa and "A Charlie Brown Christmas."  I suppose some yarn to go on those needles would be good :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 03, 2008 01:11:53 PM
A dozen home made cookies, I wonder if I could figure out how to make peppermints . . . tea bags in a handmade box?
I got the best cookies ever from rira last year. mr.kishcrafts ate most  ::)
peppermint taffy? perhaps!
nice way to incorporate handmade and commercial. A nice tae box or even tea book for those that carry their tea with them :P

and your description of sitting on the couch with a dog, whilst  knitting (with yarn), cocoa and charlie browns christmas all sound good... now only if I could knit, had a dog, the charlie brown christmas movie and it wasn't 90 degrees outside. LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 03, 2008 01:17:49 PM
Kish, your version could be with an iced mocha, some clay, mr kish and a movie of your choice, lol. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 03, 2008 01:43:04 PM
And the kitty!  Although kitty cuddling in 90 degree heat might not be too nice...?

I lost it and checked out a bunch of christmas crafting books from the library yesterday.  The librarian looked at me like I was nuts, but oh well! 



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 03, 2008 01:46:14 PM
And the kitty!  Although kitty cuddling in 90 degree heat might not be too nice...?

I lost it and checked out a bunch of christmas crafting books from the library yesterday.  The librarian looked at me like I was nuts, but oh well! 

the kitty and I don't mix well when it's hot. She is a heater! LOL

I have a ton of christmas songs in my itunes libray but I uncheck them when its not necessary to hear them. I just rechecked all the boxes and I am listening to Motown's Christmas :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ccswch on September 03, 2008 01:48:31 PM
*giggles* I made a bunch of stockings and gift tags last week and everyone thought I'd lost my mind... little do they know I lost it long ago lol. I cannot wait for this swap to start, I just don't know how I'll ever narrow down my "ideas" list to just 12 days. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 03, 2008 01:50:27 PM
I cannot wait for this swap to start, I just don't know how I'll ever narrow down my "ideas" list to just 12 days. :D

rira and I had so many extra ideas that we didn't have enough days to use them all. So we were partners for the IYP 8. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 03, 2008 02:00:13 PM
I have a ton of christmas songs in my itunes libray but I uncheck them when its not necessary to hear them. I just rechecked all the boxes and I am listening to Motown's Christmas :)

Found an old Christmas CD the other day, and sneaked it into the cd player while DH wasn't looking. He made me take it out as soon as "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" started playing. I was like, "BUT THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWAP!!"

He didn't seem to think that was a very convincing argument.  >:(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 03, 2008 03:19:22 PM
I cannot wait for this swap to start, I just don't know how I'll ever narrow down my "ideas" list to just 12 days. :D

rira and I had so many extra ideas that we didn't have enough days to use them all. So we were partners for the IYP 8. :P

yah we did. and i've actually gotten a few more for her walking around lately.  :o AND, I'm really glad you liked the cookies. I loved having a reason to bake!

superhooker: I'm jealous of the christmas books! wonder if the school library has any?

Dont worry Rainbow, mr. rira had to listen to Alvin and the Chipmunk's album for a while last year. Eventually, he just caved in preference of the others.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 03, 2008 03:21:55 PM
yah we did. and i've actually gotten a few more for her walking around lately.  :o AND, I'm really glad you liked the cookies. I loved having a reason to bake!

I think we should do another IYP. How's spring of 2009 for you? :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on September 03, 2008 03:23:24 PM
I think we should do another IYP. How's spring of 2009 for you? :P

Whats an IYP?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 03, 2008 03:43:56 PM
IYP= Invite Your Partner...round 10 is in sign up mode right now, if you wanna check it out!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 03, 2008 03:52:37 PM
That's it!  I claim MommytheMaid as my partner!  No one else can have her!  LOL!   ;)

I would acctually LOVE to craft for you and your little cutie.  I am dying to make kiddo stuff, so if you want to, we can leave it up to fate or we can beg kish to partner us :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 03, 2008 03:55:11 PM
homemade "jet dry".

You can make jet dry? My husband goes through that stuff like nobody's freakin' business. Teach me, please!!!!

It is really super simple.  You simply fill your dispenser with white vinegar :D  That's it.  I find that you have to fill it a lot more often, but it is still way cheaper and less chemicals.  I think it works better too.  I thought it might be cute to put some white vinegar in a cute "jet dry" alternative bottle.  I would of course include the "recipe"  LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: moonshae on September 03, 2008 04:22:19 PM
I'm crazy but I just signed up for this. The Random swap inspired me. I thought I needed a crafting challenge but now I'm a little nervous!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 03, 2008 05:55:24 PM
Quote from: lairsa
Yay! :D I will take you up on that, Homerof2. :D (I'll try to clump my questions together into substantial emails/PMs instead of flooding your inbox with several small ones. ;D)

Long messages or lots of little short ones are fine, just happy I might be able to help someone!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 03, 2008 05:57:26 PM
Quote from: littlebiskit
Daaaang, and I thought I was doin' a lot of swaps, but I've only been a member since March.  I bow to your committment, homerof2!

Committment or craziness, I'm not sure which!  I'm cutting back though, after this large one  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 03, 2008 06:08:28 PM
I have one more question....Something I read confused me a bit.  On day 12 do we send 12 small items or 12 items that equal one small?

Sorry, I am sure we have covered this (including in my onw questions) but I just want to be 1000% sure.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 03, 2008 06:17:34 PM
I have one more question....Something I read confused me a bit.  On day 12 do we send 12 small items or 12 items that equal one small?

should be 12 small items total. Now there is a lot of leeway here....you could send 12 simple book marks or 12 stitch markers, 12 fat quarters, 12 components (3 packs of ephemera, a glue stick, an acid free pen, a mini  album, 2 stamps , 4 sheet of stickers) for ATC/scrapbooking, etc...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on September 03, 2008 09:09:33 PM
I am super excited and also checked out Christmas craft books from my library! I figured I better get them before everyone else puts a request in. ;)  I just realized I'm a bit behind you guys, and need to start an idea notebook! Definitely don't want to forget anything!

I can't WAIT to get my partner!!! ;D


To Kish, and my future partner: Soon after we receive partners my birthday will be here, and I *may* be incommunicado for a few days. It would only be for 3-4 day max, though, so don't panic if I don't get back to you immediately. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 03, 2008 09:25:13 PM
Dont worry Rainbow, mr. rira had to listen to Alvin and the Chipmunk's album for a while last year. Eventually, he just caved in preference of the others.

"I still want my hoooola hoop!" man that song drives me crazy! ;)

only 10 days to go until partners! yay!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MissDisney on September 03, 2008 10:10:19 PM
i have all the x-mas and holiday eppies from Will and Grace on my TiVO, i watch them yr round, but more and more during the holidays...i am also trying to collect the friends holiday episodes, i love those too


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 03, 2008 10:21:00 PM
 ;D 10 more days!!!! It seems to be going so slowly! I say that now...Homerof2 I'm sure I'll take you up on your offer also! Stockings....now that would be a cute way to pack things :D

 :)Adding that to the list now! Baking day....Kitchen day...How about a Bath Night? Bubbles, book, bath pillow, etc... Can you mail wine?

What is a IYP? Did that question get answered and I missed it?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 03, 2008 10:24:57 PM
I have one more question....Something I read confused me a bit.  On day 12 do we send 12 small items or 12 items that equal one small?

should be 12 small items total. Now there is a lot of leeway here....you could send 12 simple book marks or 12 stitch markers, 12 fat quarters, 12 components (3 packs of ephemera, a glue stick, an acid free pen, a mini  album, 2 stamps , 4 sheet of stickers) for ATC/scrapbooking, etc...

That is what I thought.  Thank you for clarifying! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 03, 2008 10:26:32 PM
;D 10 more days!!!! It seems to be going so slowly! I say that now...Homerof2 I'm sure I'll take you up on your offer also! Stockings....now that would be a cute way to pack things :D

 :)Adding that to the list now! Baking day....Kitchen day...How about a Bath Night? Bubbles, book, bath pillow, etc... Can you mail wine?

What is a IYP? Did that question get answered and I missed it?

IYP = Invite your partner, round 10 is up on the swap board right now

I think Wine is a no no per craftster policy since we can't really verify anyone's age :P

April - who keeps reading every time anything new is posted on here lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 04, 2008 04:22:02 AM
okay, i looked at last years gallery and, ive been sucked into to this swap.  Im in the process of filling out my questionaire.  I just wanted to read the lastest posts before I finished.  It seems like everytime I hope on craftster theres a bunch more post on this thread to read. :D  Anyways, Ive got a few ideas already after looking at last years gallery. So im really excited to get to crafting.  First I have to get back to finishing the massive questionaire. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 04, 2008 04:47:29 AM
Mailing wine: I think the USPS has something to say about this, too, but I"m too lazy right now to check their website.

My favorite Christmas movie, next to Charlie Brown, is Love Actually.  And my favorite CD is the Barenaked Ladies, and what few pagan Yule songs I've got.

One more week of torture, but I still may start crafting ahead because I can't not craft!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 04, 2008 05:13:23 AM
I can't wait to get strated. I wanted to do this last year but I decided to wait for this year.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 04, 2008 05:42:42 AM
I was going through all my craft books last night looking for Christmas ideas and I guess just some ideas in general!  I have like 50 thousand things marked to make!!  Ahhh


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 04, 2008 06:24:22 AM
Can you mail wine?

The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 04, 2008 06:34:47 AM
I am waiting for some feedback and I will be sending my info in!!  We are moving sometime before Christmas so I will have to update my partner with a new address before send out though.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 04, 2008 06:39:29 AM
Yay!!!  Whoever gets mimiw is soooo lucky!!!  She makes amazing stuff!

I hope your move goes well, Mimi.  Is it after the little one moves in?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 04, 2008 06:48:46 AM
That's it!  I claim MommytheMaid as my partner!  No one else can have her!  LOL!   ;)

I would acctually LOVE to craft for you and your little cutie.  I am dying to make kiddo stuff, so if you want to, we can leave it up to fate or we can beg kish to partner us :D


Ahh, but you see, the main question is, could I craft anything you would want?  Always the biggest problem when I'm swapping!  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: TAOJ on September 04, 2008 08:05:06 AM
I added some more to my wists for my future partner and I have lots of ideas  ;)  I can't wait to find out my partner, but I also want to wait as I need to finish crafting for other swaps so I can 100% concentrate on this one  ;D  Who else is in Canada?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 04, 2008 08:20:11 AM
I added some more to my wists for my future partner and I have lots of ideas  ;)  I can't wait to find out my partner, but I also want to wait as I need to finish crafting for other swaps so I can 100% concentrate on this one  ;D  Who else is in Canada?

oh, good idea.  I should go add more to my wist too.  i tend to forget about adding things to it.  but that will really help my partner to get a better idea of my interests and stuff.  Anyways, im finished with the questionaire.  Now i gotta send it. :D 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: nicolatte on September 04, 2008 08:25:09 AM
I added some more to my wists for my future partner and I have lots of ideas  ;)  I can't wait to find out my partner, but I also want to wait as I need to finish crafting for other swaps so I can 100% concentrate on this one  ;D  Who else is in Canada?

 Well, you already know I'm from Canada! :D ;) I also have to do some wist shopping..


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 04, 2008 09:00:53 AM
I hope your move goes well, Mimi.  Is it after the little one moves in?

Uh, probably not.  Hubby goes up next month and I am following as soon as I find us a house.  Probably better that way though, I think I would rather move super pregnant than with a newborn  :)

This swap will be a great stress reliever for me!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 04, 2008 10:13:16 AM
i go away for one day and i lose track of the thread!  i'm going to have to start looking at it from 'my postings' rather than 'replies to my postings' - otherwise i miss the bits in the middle!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 04, 2008 11:11:58 AM
I always look for the the little new thing next to topic in my bookmarks so i can keep up lol  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lunanne on September 04, 2008 12:35:37 PM
I'm in Canada too!

And I went to the dollar store and they had some Christmas stuff already, that makes me really happy.  :D

I also cleaned up my wists and added a few things. So many stuff to add, so little time!  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 04, 2008 02:23:50 PM
Quote from: TAOJ
Who else is in Canada?

Me  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 04, 2008 03:12:45 PM
I've been a wisting machine these past few days.  I keep finding all sorts of felt food that I want.  I'm a little obsessed he he.  I've been trying to put examples of the things I put in my questioneer and some of the supplies I might like to have.  I also have been putting things in geenral to show my tastes.  I found an absolutly adorable black lace 1950's cocktail dress that I just might have to make for the holiday party this year.  I know that a swap partner wouldn't be able to send that dress, but they are able to see that I love 1950's wear and maybe they could send me an apron, or a strand of "pearls", or some other fun 1950's stuff.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 04, 2008 06:18:04 PM
This forum/thread (I don't really know which one is the correct term...) grows like...ah, fast bacteria. :D

(I checked it in the morning, before I left for school, then when I returned at night, I checked it again, and there's three more pages. I'm pretty amazed. ;D)

Who else is in Canada?

Ooh! Me! Me!

*raises hand like an excited kindergarden kid*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: yoyowa on September 04, 2008 06:45:57 PM
Mailing wine: I think the USPS has something to say about this, too, but I"m too lazy right now to check their website.

My favorite Christmas movie, next to Charlie Brown, is Love Actually.  And my favorite CD is the Barenaked Ladies, and what few pagan Yule songs I've got.

One more week of torture, but I still may start crafting ahead because I can't not craft!
\



I completely forgot love actually! "I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Christmas is all around you, so come on and let it snow...."


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 04, 2008 06:56:17 PM
12 Days of Christmas Fun Facts:

12 Days of Christmas 2007:
date of 1st posting 9/11/07
date of last applicable posting 02/09/08
283 pages long
viewed 49283 times    
2829 replies

12 Days of Christmas 2008:
date of 1st posting 08/24/08
today's date 09/04/08
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Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 04, 2008 07:05:18 PM
12 Days of Christmas Fun Facts:

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holy crap! 283 pages!?!?! and that's not including the gallery?!?

well, I have to say we're well on our way!

I'd be curious to see where last years was at on 9/21 (ten days in) to see how we compare.

and to whoever posted about the BNL holiday CD (too lazy to go back a  few pages and check) that's my favorite too! :D (sorry, nerdy bonding moment)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 04, 2008 07:34:49 PM
Quote from: mcbenno
I'd be curious to see where last years was at on 9/21 (ten days in) to see how we compare.

2008 - opening post August 26 to first post today, 10 days later:  reply 310 on Page 32

2007 - opening post September 12 to first post of September 21, 10 days later:  reply 208 on Page 21

I think we are well ahead this year!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 04, 2008 07:41:54 PM
2008 - opening post August 26 to first post today, 10 days later:  reply 310 on Page 32
2007 - opening post September 12 to first post of September 21, 10 days later:  reply 208 on Page 21
I think we are well ahead this year!

That is the reason why I am trying to nip the superfluous talk in the bud early! I don't want to get into trouble for allowing y'all to get SO off topic like last year! Looks like my plan is not working  :-\


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on September 04, 2008 07:53:33 PM
Wow. I hope this is topical enough. Someone asked where we get wisting ideas. I get the majority of mine from three places: craftster (of course), etsy, and wists itself. Near the top of the wists page is "Browse: Latest." I love that feature! :) 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 04, 2008 08:22:10 PM
2008 - opening post August 26 to first post today, 10 days later:  reply 310 on Page 32
2007 - opening post September 12 to first post of September 21, 10 days later:  reply 208 on Page 21
I think we are well ahead this year!

That is the reason why I am trying to nip the superfluous talk in the bud early! I don't want to get into trouble for allowing y'all to get SO off topic like last year! Looks like my plan is not working  :-\

we're sorry. lets see, on topic: just for my future partner, I started figuring out ideas today for additions to my list. unofficial of course, I'm not gonna bombard kishcrafts with extra questionaires, but I got some...

still looking for my "big gift" idea though. last year, kishcrafts made me super awesome turtle quilt that I ADORE and LOVE and use at least 5 times a week.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 04, 2008 08:28:10 PM
just for my future partner, I started figuring out ideas today for additions to my list. unofficial of course, I'm not gonna bombard kishcrafts with extra questionaires, but I got some...
I don't mind if you send me extras info/revisions to your questionnaire. I can put them into the word DOC I have of all the questionnaires. :)
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still looking for my "big gift" idea though. last year, kishcrafts made me super awesome turtle quilt that I ADORE and LOVE and use at least 5 times a week.

awww this makes me so happy. I wear the stenciled shirts (12 days) and tote bags (IYP) you made me at some point almost every week :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 04, 2008 08:45:04 PM
Wow. I hope this is topical enough. Someone asked where we get wisting ideas. I get the majority of mine from three places: craftster (of course), etsy, and wists itself. Near the top of the wists page is "Browse: Latest." I love that feature! :) 

WOW! browse:latest is awesome! definite wist love going on!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 04, 2008 09:04:33 PM
I have been wisting and can't wait to start on this. With almost 3 months crafting time, I am making a schedule once we get our partners as to what I will make and when. To better manage my time. This is going to be my last swap for this year.... and probably for awhile.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 04, 2008 10:32:51 PM
Here is a very interesting site for those of you that might need some inspiration or like to use everyday household items in their craft projects : i need craft inspiration (http://www.tamponcrafts.com/)

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 04, 2008 10:34:51 PM
BAHAH!  You are a weird and twisted woman, Kish.  I knew I liked you. 

 ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 04, 2008 10:38:22 PM
BAHAH!  You are a weird and twisted woman, Kish.  I knew I liked you. 

what? that is a legitimate craft site! haha :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 04, 2008 10:40:31 PM
HAHAHAHA! I have a friend at work who I think is getting the "lights" for Christmas ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 04, 2008 10:43:07 PM
HAHAHAHA! I have a friend at work who I think is getting the "lights" for Christmas

I will die if I see any of those crafts in the gallery!! LMAO


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on September 04, 2008 10:57:13 PM
OMG! :D  I, um, kinda like the Easter bunny.... :P






Kidding!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 04, 2008 11:23:28 PM
Here is a very interesting site for those of you that might need some inspiration or like to use everyday household items in their craft projects : i need craft inspiration (http://www.tamponcrafts.com/)

 ;D ;D ;D
The gun is very similar to something my husband made for me, though he used my airbrush's air compressor for it.  He did make it around christmas time and could shoot them up to 100 feet.  It was bad.  Funny but bad.  If my future partner wants such things I'd oblidge lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 05, 2008 05:32:30 AM
The little ghost is kind of cute. hehe


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 05, 2008 06:12:14 AM
Here is a very interesting site for those of you that might need some inspiration or like to use everyday household items in their craft projects : i need craft inspiration (http://www.tamponcrafts.com/)

 ;D ;D ;D
The gun is very similar to something my husband made for me, though he used my airbrush's air compressor for it.  He did make it around christmas time and could shoot them up to 100 feet.  It was bad.  Funny but bad.  If my future partner wants such things I'd oblidge lol

hahaha!  My husband would love one of those!  He would probably shoot everyone that walked into our house with it. 
rigging it with an air compressor is genius!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 05, 2008 06:19:34 AM
Wow. I hope this is topical enough. Someone asked where we get wisting ideas. I get the majority of mine from three places: craftster (of course), etsy, and wists itself. Near the top of the wists page is "Browse: Latest." I love that feature! :) 


Whenever I have a hard time looking for things to wist, I look at other people's wists on craftster and steal from them.  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 05, 2008 11:27:24 AM
ah you see and i liked the wig best.  now i want to know how many links through that site got!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Saor on September 05, 2008 03:20:28 PM
Dithers, dithers. I chickened out of this last year.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 05, 2008 05:18:26 PM
I can't WAIT until sign ups end!! I'm dying. I've begun to gather a list of generic stuff. I am excited to personalize it for whomever my partner is!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 05, 2008 07:19:56 PM
I've already begun stalking random wists.  It's probably a bad idea, because I've come up with some pretty good ideas, but they're no good unless I get paired up with one of those people!  Silly biskit!   :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 05, 2008 07:53:32 PM
I have been hitting up deviantart.com for images to use in papercrafts, and I just remembered the dollar store usually sells rolls of wrapping paper, sometimes packs for just a $1.  Gotta love it!

Anyone use swaptree.com?  I'm already trading a few items for holiday crafting books, and I can't wait to hit the used bookstore and thrift stores for old books and magazines.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: imafundork on September 05, 2008 08:53:38 PM
I'm working on updating my wist now.  And I have a mental list of theme ideas that I really need to write down so I don't forget them!   ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 05, 2008 09:43:22 PM
I was at Michaels today and I was going to buy some stuff, but I was a bit worried that my partner might be more of a "winter" person than a "christmas" person or vice-versa, so I just browsed - and bought red sharpies for work which is really what I was there for, but that's boring :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 05, 2008 09:57:58 PM
Although I am not swapping in this swap I went to my local hancock fabrics today and bought a bunch of their christmas fabric/other supplies because the store is going out of business and everything was 60-75% off!!! OMG it was heaven! It might make me rethink my not swapping in this round, we shall see........ I did get a few things for the 13 days of halloween swap too.

On a side note, while searching on marthastewart.com for some halloween inspired decorations, we had an earthquake out here in Cali tonight measured 4.0, cat is all freaked out because of it, its still 90 degrees at 10PM and I need some chocolate.  :o

Hope everyone is safe and sound wherever you are. Take care you east coasters with all that terrible weather. I will send you some California dry hot sunshine weather!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 05, 2008 10:04:34 PM
Eek!  Be safe, Kish!  For once, Minnesota must have the best weather in the country!  It was cool and nice today... Good stuff.

Kish, I didn't know you weren't swapping this time around?  That's disappointing!!!  You know you're going to be jealous when we all start getting our packages!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 05, 2008 10:07:15 PM
I'm trying to figure out if the browsing marthastewart.com had anything to do with the earthquake :)

And yea, I've already mentioned this in other threads, but Hanna is supposed to hit here tomorrow. FUN! If I'm not around for a few days it's because I'm going crazy without power :( We usually only get the "remnants" of hurricanes/tropical storms this far north (DC-area) so this ought to be interesting :)

And kish- you should swap. there's my opinion for you :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 05, 2008 10:15:17 PM
I'm trying to figure out if the browsing marthastewart.com had anything to do with the earthquake :)

And yea, I've already mentioned this in other threads, but Hanna is supposed to hit here tomorrow. FUN! If I'm not around for a few days it's because I'm going crazy without power :( We usually only get the "remnants" of hurricanes/tropical storms this far north (DC-area) so this ought to be interesting :)
I avoid Marthastewart.com simply because I don't wanna risk a volcano or earthquake happening (or you know h*ll freezing over)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 05, 2008 10:16:04 PM
Eek!  Be safe, Kish!  For once, Minnesota must have the best weather in the country!  It was cool and nice today... Good stuff.

Kish, I didn't know you weren't swapping this time around?  That's disappointing!!!  You know you're going to be jealous when we all start getting our packages!!!

I am doing the 13 days of Halloween, so that's 91 items. I am running a very successful and busy etsy shop, trying to maintain a household (hubby + cat) and organizing 2 other swaps. I think my plate is pretty full....we shall see.

I'm trying to figure out if the browsing marthastewart.com had anything to do with the earthquake :)

And yea, I've already mentioned this in other threads, but Hanna is supposed to hit here tomorrow. FUN! If I'm not around for a few days it's because I'm going crazy without power :( We usually only get the "remnants" of hurricanes/tropical storms this far north (DC-area) so this ought to be interesting :)

And kish- you should swap. there's my opinion for you :D

hardy har har about the marthastewart joke. :P

take care out there and be safe!!!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 05, 2008 10:42:00 PM
I'm curious - anyone here who finds the notion of a wintery Christmas to be completely wrong???

Or am I the only person from this hemisphere here?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 05, 2008 10:48:29 PM
I'm curious - anyone here who finds the notion of a wintery Christmas to be completely wrong???

Or am I the only person from this hemisphere here?


my best friend finds it strange too lol given it falls in the middle of summer for you all.  I'd love to go there instead of braving the cold weather here during winter *nods*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 05, 2008 10:49:18 PM
Wintery and Christmasy go hand in hand here although last year was the first white Christmas here in many, many years.  As a kid I could ride my new bike outside on Christmas day in the sunshine although it was the dead of winter.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 05, 2008 11:08:14 PM
I think my most memorable Christmas EVE was the one where we spent half the night on the side of the highway because the roads were too icy to get home from my Grandma's. My youngest brother was 9 months old and crying for most of that time. So I guess that was 1993.

Yea, wintery Christmas can be no fun.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 06, 2008 12:37:18 AM
Ahhhh...a white Christmas ;D Haven't had one of those since I moved back to Tucson, AZ 7 years ago. Moved up north for several years, I loved it. I really miss the seasons, in Tucson it's either hot, freaking hot, or warm. Although the past 2 years it has snowed in Jan and stuck for about an hour!

Kish you should do the swap! I'm pretty sure I speak for all of us that would love to have you as a partner! Keep safe in Cali! Our Hancock closed year's ago, sadly.

Keep safe everyone on the east coast also!

One more week of waiting to go! Ahh the anticipation ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: moonshae on September 06, 2008 03:17:01 AM
I'd love a wintery Christmas :( CHristmas in summer makes most carols kind of stupid sounding.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on September 06, 2008 05:09:15 AM
Id love to have a white christmas again, its been years since iv had one. I cant imagine having a summery christmas, i love all the snowflake decorations and things too much!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 06, 2008 05:17:19 AM
I'd love a wintery Christmas :( CHristmas in summer makes most carols kind of stupid sounding.

that brings up a kind of weird question....are your guys' christmas songs different when it's winter instead of summer, or do you hear all the wintery songs?

and kish, although your plate is REALLY full, the halloween swap will be over with by send outs, granted it gives you like half the time we all have to whip some stuff up. but i think you should join too. it makes me sad that you might sit this one out.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Saor on September 06, 2008 05:57:10 AM
It's usually cold and sometimes wet here (Ireland)  but a few years ago it snowed on Christmas Eve and we woke up to a whit Christmas. It was magical especially since the roads were clear.

The following year my cousin and her kids visited from California and I showed her 3 year old the photos of our house in the  snow. She thought it was the sea :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 06, 2008 06:05:34 AM
The following year my cousin and her kids visited from California and I showed her 3 year old the photos of our house in the  snow. She thought it was the sea :)

When people visit here from other parts of the country/world during the Christmas season, it's not uncommon for them to ask why there are all those little shacks out in that big field.  That big field?  Is a lake.  And those are ice fishing houses.  Those are people ice fishing.  It's hilarious how many people are stunned by that.  But for a lot of families around here, that's part of Christmas!  (Note for my future partner:  Anything to keep me warm is a fantastic idea!  *grin*)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 06, 2008 06:48:48 AM
I'm kind of excited and a little scared for my first *real* winter Christmas.  I seriously have only really seen snow on vacation  but now that we are moving north before Christmas this year I am starting to get a little worried.  I am bundled up here when it gets below 70!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 06, 2008 07:07:30 AM
Where are you moving, mimiw.  (if you don't mind me asking!)


**crosses fingers its michigan!**


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 06, 2008 07:09:51 AM
Where are you moving, mimiw.  (if you don't mind me asking!)


**crosses fingers its michigan!**

sorry superhooker, it's the DC area  :( 

And while I know that isn't way north, it is pretty far for this southern girl!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 06, 2008 07:20:16 AM
uhoh. it's far enough away to not make good sweet tea!


i might have to send you some


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 06, 2008 07:27:05 AM
Where are you moving, mimiw.  (if you don't mind me asking!)


**crosses fingers its michigan!**

sorry superhooker, it's the DC area  :( 

And while I know that isn't way north, it is pretty far for this southern girl!!

Hmmm, I bet you don't have a lot of toasty knitted stuff to keep you warm....
(diabolical plans are being hatched...)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 06, 2008 07:31:11 AM
I'd love a wintery Christmas :( CHristmas in summer makes most carols kind of stupid sounding.

that brings up a kind of weird question....are your guys' christmas songs different when it's winter instead of summer, or do you hear all the wintery songs?

We get the wintery ones. By this point in my life I'm actually finding it kinda offensive to sing about reindeer and sleighs. Not to mention the cards with pictures of winter scenes and reindeer and the snowflake ornaments and all that sort of stuff.... dunno. I just don't like the apparent denial of the fact that we celebrate a summer christmas, and the wholesale import of northern hemisphere trimmings/decorations/songs, because it just suggests that a summer christmas is 'wrong' - that it's not a 'proper christmas'.

This is the 'best' we've come up with so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSsffF2xhA as a carol 'alternative'
And... hoo boy... it's more of a 'novelty' song than anything seriously sung. I try to stick to the church classics, myself.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Saor on September 06, 2008 08:06:22 AM
I visited Montreal in February and I still cringe at the memory of the cold. Oddly enough we were in Maine during the same trip and the snow and cold didn't bother me at all. The damp here can be pretty miserable - it gets into your bones.

Like I said I chickened out of this swap last year. I was worried about funds and crafting energy. I have a bit more money this year and more crafting enthusiasm but probably less time...

I would like  to do it but am a bit worried that my crafting talents won't stretch far enough - if I get a partner that likes knitted things and jewellery I would be fine :P I worry as well that I don't "craft cool". On the other hand I am more confident about doing a bigger swap after doing the random swap which I enjoyed a lot.


I love Christmas and the run-up to it and love  the idea of having this swap to get me through the miserable, darkening days of November. Plus it's the 20th anniversary of my Dad's death on the 16th of September so it would be nice to have getting my partner to look forward to.

I think I'll work on the questionnaire and then decide for sure.

Waves at mimiw -hi there - dh still wears all th stuff you made for him! He loves the T-shirts and the hat is worn all year round :D





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 06, 2008 08:37:57 AM
I would like  to do it but am a bit worried that my crafting talents won't stretch far enough - if I get a partner that likes knitted things and jewellery I would be fine :P I worry as well that I don't "craft cool". On the other hand I am more confident about doing a bigger swap after doing the random swap which I enjoyed a lot.

If it helps at all, I'm in the same boat in regards to worrying about my crafting talents stretching.  But I can tell you personally, having looked through your profile, that you make some really cute stuff, and I'm sure no one here would object to receiving things like that! 

The other thing (and this is no offence to any past or future partners) is that a lot of us actually look forward to the crafting and to our partner receiving as much if not more than we look forward to receiving things ourselves!  So whatever you decide to do will be wonderful!  Just recieving anything handmade from someone who actually cares about what they're crafting is a fantastic gift!

In other words?  Join already!   ;D

(I'm so into pimping this swap... I should get paid for this!  LMAO)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Saor on September 06, 2008 08:42:49 AM
Lol! Thanks for the compliment ;D  You are right - though I have gotten wonderful stuff  I have had the most fun communicating with my partners and deciding what to make and waiting for them to get what I made. You have twisted my rubber arm:) - I will join.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: beckster on September 06, 2008 08:52:07 AM
Ok Ok, so I twist my own arm!  I think I'll be joining this swap too.  Anything to keep me crafting, that's what I'm all about!  I hope it doesn't close before I can send in my questionnaire!!  Those lengthy ones take a while to fill out! ;)  Keep your eyes open for it Kish!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 06, 2008 08:53:27 AM
uhoh. it's far enough away to not make good sweet tea!


i might have to send you some

Oh please do - I can't even imagine living somewhere they don't have sweet tea  :o  I got so many funny looks when we went to visit and I asked for it.  Who in the world drinks unsweet tea?  Yuk!!

And I am fully preparing myself to be ridiculed about my accent.



Hmmm, I bet you don't have a lot of toasty knitted stuff to keep you warm....
(diabolical plans are being hatched...)

I absolutely don't!!  Hmmm....I like the way you think  :D :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 06, 2008 09:01:41 AM
uhoh. it's far enough away to not make good sweet tea!


i might have to send you some

Oh please do - I can't even imagine living somewhere they don't have sweet tea  :o  I got so many funny looks when we went to visit and I asked for it.  Who in the world drinks unsweet tea?  Yuk!!

And I am fully preparing myself to be ridiculed about my accent.



Hmmm, I bet you don't have a lot of toasty knitted stuff to keep you warm....
(diabolical plans are being hatched...)

I absolutely don't!!  Hmmm....I like the way you think  :D :D

If it makes you feel any better, I doubt your accent will get you ridiculed here. And sweet tea is *starting* to make its way to NoVA. Don't know if you are going to be in VA, MD, or DC proper, but I have to imagine that if we have it at some places here it must be on the other side of the borders too.

(gotta promote my home ;))



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: beckster on September 06, 2008 09:08:25 AM
Alright alright, I'll join!  You talked me into it Superhooker! ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 06, 2008 09:09:16 AM
Alright alright, I'll join!  You talked me into it Superhooker! ;)


Muahahahahahaha


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lunanne on September 06, 2008 09:44:15 AM
I visited Montreal in February and I still cringe at the memory of the cold.
It doesn't get that cold! Well okay it sometimes does, but we get used to it. And I'm one of those weird people that actually likes and enjoys winter. So I guess I live in the right place. :P

And I love a white Christmas. For me it just isn't the same without snow, but then again, it's what I'm used to.

And I found a great website full of great Christmas ornaments, they seem to have every kind there is! I added lots of things from that store to my wists to give an idea of what I like­. The site: http://www.bronners.com/ (http://www.bronners.com/).

I don't have a list yet. I'm waiting to get a partner to get ideas. I can't wait to get started though.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 06, 2008 10:00:40 AM
Wow a lot to catch up on!

Kish: be safe! I heard about the earth quake. I hope you are okay now! I remember my first earthquake, I was 7 and I was sure my mom was wrong and there WAS something under my bed! I feel for your cat! :D

Re: Christmas seasons I have a fairly sunny Christmas here most times. I would KILL for a white Christmas. I would especially love to have Christmas in Europe. I long to live in Europe. I will go there one day.

We have sweet tea here in Cali! At McDonald's it's $1 for a ginormous cup.

I found some fun little things I will be making for my partner hopefully. If not they will be reserved for angel gifts.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 06, 2008 10:05:47 AM
I've lived with hmm...humid Christmases for most of my life. :D

It was only when I moved to the other side of the world that I experienced a white Christmas. I like it...(but then again that might just be because I didn't like it when it rained on Christmas...at least with snow, you don't get wet...)

However, I can never get warm enough when walking outside and there's a -10 degree windchill. D: Dang thermal clothes don't work for me... D:

What's sweet tea? :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 06, 2008 10:07:54 AM
Sweet tea is just sweetened tea. It's the only way to drink tea in the southern US


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on September 06, 2008 10:34:07 AM
Iv just realised we get partners the day after my birthday, yay its like having a belated prezzie!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 06, 2008 10:57:53 AM
I am a little nervous about crafting for this swap, I think more so then my other swaps. But one thing I have noticed the more swaps I do the better I become at making things.

On the weather subject, I live in upstate NY so the weather can be somewhat horrible. But I love the snow and hate the cold.....

Kish: wow a earthquake! Hope everything is ok. One thing I am a little scared about is earthquakes, I want to go to campus in San Francisco next Fall... But my friend says that being I live extremely close to a train track, I will sleep right through it. I am used to the whole shaking the house almost to the extent of knocking things off the shelves.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on September 06, 2008 11:53:22 AM
Kish--I'm glad you're okay! I've never been in an earthquake before. Scary. If you decide you're able to manage it, I'm sure many of us would be super excited to have you as a partner. ;)


mimiw--I've lived in places without sweet tea before. I still don't understand how people can drink the unsweetened version! If you get cold/chilly when the temp drops below 70 degrees, personally I think the most important thing you need to own when you move--other than a good winter coat--is wool socks. I'm willing to guess you don't have any or you only have a pair or two. I didn't own any when I moved to MO a long time ago, and they make SUCH a difference! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 06, 2008 01:24:56 PM
whereas English christmas is mainly just wet! it does get snowy, but thats normally further north than here...  But we're flying out to San Francisco on 1st Jan so i have something to look forward to after all my prezzies!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 06, 2008 01:35:06 PM
I'd rather fly to England! I live for rainy/gray weather.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 06, 2008 01:46:10 PM
I'm getting more and more ideas for this swap . .. . cards, gift tabs, body scrubs, cookie mixes in a jar, and of course, stitch markers, hats, scarves, slippers, mittens, box of tea, cookies, candy . . . the list goes on!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 06, 2008 02:48:14 PM
I'm kind of excited and a little scared for my first *real* winter Christmas.  I seriously have only really seen snow on vacation  but now that we are moving north before Christmas this year I am starting to get a little worried.  I am bundled up here when it gets below 70!!

When it gets to 70 here, we put on shorts and tee shirts LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 06, 2008 03:36:32 PM
Christmas in Washington (Seattle type area) is much like christmas in england, wet and cold but I do love it.  I grew up in the desert and lived there most of my life it's amazing how much I love rain now lol.  We get random snow here but it never lasts very long (doesn't stay cold enough for it to stick around long, unless you live near Rainier) 

So I'm curious about something, though don't know if it's ok to really ask openly in the forum, esp. since I'm just a participant, but curiosity always gets the best of me.  It is technically on topic, but not typically something I see discussed.  I know we all have general ideas about what we would like to do for partners, what would your ideal partner be like? 

for me I would be best matched with a partner that wants more everyday type things than a ton of christmas themed stuff (I just really don't do that well) and that is more than just a little random in what they like (I guess eclectic is a better word)   I'd also be best suited for a partner that wants practical useful things crafted for them as I'm not real good at crafting just for the sake of looking cute (I can do it but it's not as enjoyable for me).  They would be slightly whimsical and/or childlike at heart, have a good sense of humor (possibly a slightly twisted one ;)), and enjoy/appreciate the fact I am 110% a stalking crafter that may ask a million questions and then sometimes go silent.  As I tend to want to craft everything based upon what I learn about my partner via questionnaires, PM's and MSN.  (I love me a chatty partner lol)  They would also be into a variety of crafts on the receiving end and help feed my need to be random in what I create.  They would also not really want to craft a bunch of Holiday themed things, because of reasons I explain in my questionnaire.  Their 'big wish' would also be something I could reasonably fill within my realm of talents, because I would cry if someone's big wish was beyond my levels of talent/ability.  I think my biggest swap fear is being matched with someone that wouldn't enjoy the kinds of things I can create. 

So what would your ideal partner be like?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: yoyowa on September 06, 2008 03:48:06 PM

for me I would be best matched with a partner that wants more everyday type things than a ton of christmas themed stuff (I just really don't do that well) and that is more than just a little random in what they like (I guess eclectic is a better word)   I'd also be best suited for a partner that wants practical useful things crafted for them as I'm not real good at crafting just for the sake of looking cute (I can do it but it's not as enjoyable for me).  They would be slightly whimsical and/or childlike at heart, have a good sense of humor (possibly a slightly twisted one ;)), and enjoy/appreciate the fact I am 110% a stalking crafter that may ask a million questions and then sometimes go silent.  As I tend to want to craft everything based upon what I learn about my partner via questionnaires, PM's and MSN.  (I love me a chatty partner lol)  They would also be into a variety of crafts on the receiving end and help feed my need to be random in what I create.  They would also not really want to craft a bunch of Holiday themed things, because of reasons I explain in my questionnaire.  Their 'big wish' would also be something I could reasonably fill within my realm of talents, because I would cry if someone's big wish was beyond my levels of talent/ability.  I think my biggest swap fear is being matched with someone that wouldn't enjoy the kinds of things I can create. 

So what would your ideal partner be like?

my ideal partner would be you Gothchics! I love your stuff! I'm with you on the persons 'big wish' but it is a wish. I'll attempt the persons big wish but if I can't do it I'll have to subsitute it  :(

I'm not too big into the christmas part of this swap, lol. I don't mind making christmas things but the most christmasy stuff I'd like to receive is ornaments (we collect random ornaments over the years, every one has a story).

Christmas in MA is not like the movies. It hasn't actually snowed on christmas in a long time. It comes later in the season...ugh.

You guys are talking about your accents.I don't travel much but I've been to florida twice. Both times I went people were hysterically laughing at my Boston Accent. So what if I don't pronounce my Rs?

I'm waiting till i get my partners info to buy stuff because I'll end up buying other things and get distracted and money is tight. Well kinda....I'm going on a small minibreak to Rhode Island in October so fair warning - you probably won't hear from me then!




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 06, 2008 04:23:33 PM

for me I would be best matched with a partner that wants more everyday type things than a ton of christmas themed stuff (I just really don't do that well) and that is more than just a little random in what they like (I guess eclectic is a better word)   I'd also be best suited for a partner that wants practical useful things crafted for them as I'm not real good at crafting just for the sake of looking cute (I can do it but it's not as enjoyable for me).  They would be slightly whimsical and/or childlike at heart, have a good sense of humor (possibly a slightly twisted one ;)), and enjoy/appreciate the fact I am 110% a stalking crafter that may ask a million questions and then sometimes go silent.  As I tend to want to craft everything based upon what I learn about my partner via questionnaires, PM's and MSN.  (I love me a chatty partner lol)  They would also be into a variety of crafts on the receiving end and help feed my need to be random in what I create.  They would also not really want to craft a bunch of Holiday themed things, because of reasons I explain in my questionnaire.  Their 'big wish' would also be something I could reasonably fill within my realm of talents, because I would cry if someone's big wish was beyond my levels of talent/ability.  I think my biggest swap fear is being matched with someone that wouldn't enjoy the kinds of things I can create. 

So what would your ideal partner be like?

Mine would be similar.... I can't do holiday themes very well, but try my best. I love making cute, girly type things. I sew more than anything, so a good majority would be sewn. I am not great in the humor dept. so crafting fills my void of lack of humor.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 06, 2008 04:24:13 PM
I am very much like you as well GothChics!  As a warning to my future partner, I am not great at crafting holiday items or cutesy items  :-[

And DIY ho - thanks for the suggestion about wool socks!  I have one pair that Addicted2Knitting made me but I think I just found something to add to my wishlist!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Jenicat on September 06, 2008 06:00:50 PM
Alright!  I know I haven't been active in the thread thus far, because I was debating joining...

but I just sent my questionnaire!  I've been working on it since August 27th.  I had all but like 3 sections done and wanted to make sure I was not going to have to try to revise it 30 times before I sent it.

Yay!  I am excited!

Sorry for interrupting the conversation about partners.  To contribute, I'd say that my ideal partner is someone who is excited about lots of different types of crafts (I'd say that is pretty essential in this swap), and who loves receiving things that are tailored to their likes.  I'm very much a spoiler when it comes to swaps, so though I know there are definite requirements for this one, I'll try very hard to make things I KNOW my partner will love, not just things I want to make, or think they will enjoy.  I also prefer to make functional items, as well as receive functional items... decorative things are fun.  In moderation.  :)

And I also said that I'd prefer to do MOSTLY everyday items.  Some Christmas items are fine and that goes for sending and receiving, but I don't want to do 50/50 if I can help it... maybe 5-10% Christmas/Holiday items (or a little more), the rest everyday stuff.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 06, 2008 06:50:43 PM
If you look through last years gallery there were more everyday themed items than holiday. I don't think anyone would really enjoy crafting ONLY holiday stuff.

rira sent me a few holiday themed items:
6 holiday themed christmas tree ornaments and 7 christmas kitchen stuff :)

Organizational posting:
feedback has been updated for everyone that was waiting for this swap to be plugged into their swap profile. :)  Let me know if anything is wonky.





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: nicolatte on September 06, 2008 06:56:34 PM
 Glad to see you have joined, Jenicat!

They would be slightly whimsical and/or childlike at heart, have a good sense of humor (possibly a slightly twisted one ;)), and enjoy/appreciate the fact I am 110% a stalking crafter that may ask a million questions and then sometimes go silent.  As I tend to want to craft everything based upon what I learn about my partner via questionnaires, PM's and MSN. 

 I agree with this too, I'm very chatty!! My ideal partner is someone who likes talking, loves a variety of crafts, likes jewelry, and possibly like cute/Kawaii stuff, cause I adore making anything Kawaii! :D


 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 06, 2008 08:37:13 PM
To contribute, I'd say that my ideal partner is someone who is excited about lots of different types of crafts (I'd say that is pretty essential in this swap), and who loves receiving things that are tailored to their likes.  I'm very much a spoiler when it comes to swaps, so though I know there are definite requirements for this one, I'll try very hard to make things I KNOW my partner will love, not just things I want to make, or think they will enjoy.  I also prefer to make functional items, as well as receive functional items... decorative things are fun.  In moderation.  :)

And I also said that I'd prefer to do MOSTLY everyday items.  Some Christmas items are fine and that goes for sending and receiving, but I don't want to do 50/50 if I can help it... maybe 5-10% Christmas/Holiday items (or a little more), the rest everyday stuff.  :)

I agree.

There are a few crafts at which I am more skilled but, I like to do a lot of random crafts.  I try very hard to craft to my partners likes.  I'm not a pro at any of the crafts I do but, I always try my best to put together a nice package.  I love it when my partners have wists with a wide variety of handmade items because, it makes me a little more confident that I'lll be able to make something that she will want.  I also tend to be a bit of a spoiler.  I like partners that are fairly chatty as well.  I pm my partners with any questions I may have and promptly answer any that they may have for me.  I may be a little quiet as far as pm's once I start crafting but, I check in at least once a week in the thread.  My favorite part of the swap process is crafting for my partner.  My tastes are pretty eclectic.  Some of the best things that I have received in swaps are ones that I didn't even know I wanted! ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on September 06, 2008 09:32:46 PM
for me I would be best matched with a partner that wants more everyday type things than a ton of christmas themed stuff (I just really don't do that well) and that is more than just a little random in what they like (I guess eclectic is a better word)   I'd also be best suited for a partner that wants practical useful things crafted for them as I'm not real good at crafting just for the sake of looking cute (I can do it but it's not as enjoyable for me).  They would be slightly whimsical and/or childlike at heart, have a good sense of humor (possibly a slightly twisted one ;)), and enjoy/appreciate the fact I am 110% a stalking crafter that may ask a million questions and then sometimes go silent.  As I tend to want to craft everything based upon what I learn about my partner via questionnaires, PM's and MSN.  (I love me a chatty partner lol)  They would also be into a variety of crafts on the receiving end and help feed my need to be random in what I create.  They would also not really want to craft a bunch of Holiday themed things, because of reasons I explain in my questionnaire.  Their 'big wish' would also be something I could reasonably fill within my realm of talents, because I would cry if someone's big wish was beyond my levels of talent/ability.  I think my biggest swap fear is being matched with someone that wouldn't enjoy the kinds of things I can create. 

So what would your ideal partner be like?

I'm similar. Like you, I get chatty at times and then go silent. I do hope my partner has a decent sized wist, with things I can craft, obviously. Another thing I didn't think of until now is I love crocheting things, and I hope my partner doesn't mind acrylic yarn! I know there's a lot of people who just don't like it, but acrylic and kitchen cotton are the only things available in my small town. (I don't buy yarn I can't feel first.)

I did some (extra) stalking when Kish said we could PM her with 'dream partners.' I'll admit to picking a few. ;D  There are several chicks in this swap I've been swap-crushing on for a while now! :P ;D :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 06, 2008 09:43:25 PM
I am much the same. I chat and then lapse into silence when I'm crafting madly. I'll chat on Aim too tho. Last Christmas I did a bunch w/my 12 days partner.

I have some people in mind for my partners too. But it remains to be seen if I can craft what they would like! I'll be holding my breath for a little while longer!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 06, 2008 09:52:14 PM
holy sheep!! 4 pages in just a day! u feel so quiet. i've been reading just not posting as often as i should.

i have been doing some wisting and checkinng out sites for crafty ideas. i also have about a million things to add to my questionaire but instead of flooding kish with new additions daily i'll wait till i get my partner and pm her/him (if there are any hims) directly

my ideal partner would be someone who has more than just crafting in common with me. someone who i connect with outside of the crafty world and on a everyday level

i myself have a few 'craftster crushes' that have joined this swap *hi, superhooker* but my 'dream partner' isn't who i'd like to receive from but some one who i would love to craft for


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 06, 2008 10:03:03 PM
I'm similar. Like you, I get chatty at times and then go silent. I do hope my partner has a decent sized wist, with things I can craft, obviously. Another thing I didn't think of until now is I love crocheting things, and I hope my partner doesn't mind acrylic yarn! I know there's a lot of people who just don't like it, but acrylic and kitchen cotton are the only things available in my small town. (I don't buy yarn I can't feel first.)

I did some (extra) stalking when Kish said we could PM her with 'dream partners.' I'll admit to picking a few. ;D  There are several chicks in this swap I've been swap-crushing on for a while now! :P ;D :-*

I stalk everyone that signs up looking at their wists and favorites to see if they have things in there that I can make lol, and I am crushing over crafting for a number of people in this one.   that's my biggest swap "O" getting to make things I'm excited about for someone that will enjoy them.  

I've not really considered what someone could do for me lol.  The two biggest 'turn offs' about me I guess are the fact that I don't wear jewelry and ornaments aren't really ok (I would hate for someone to take the time to make an ornament and me not get to put it on my tree cause we carried on the hubby's family christmas traditions rather than mine)  Dream wise, I'd love a quilter that's the one sewing thing I just can't wrap my brain around (I can piece but the actual quilting process isn't something I can get into)  But I'm a lover of pretty much anything that is made with me in mind, I love crochet & knit pieces both, I love sewn things and things for my kitchen (but here I am likely a bummer too as I don't bake I am just a cook)  I like art and things to cuddle up in (eternally cold)

I know for me personally the issue with acrylic isn't that it's acrylic it comes from growing up and staying at friends houses and they all had that 'guest blanket' that was made from supersaver and it was like sleeping under holey sandpaper typically coated in cat and/or dog hair.  As a yarnie myself I have trouble working with it because it literally rips my skin from my hands :S  (I have very delicate/sensitive skin)  but acrylic in general I love things like simply soft and redheart soft and bernat satin.  And I'm fairly sure all 3 of those are 100% acrylic.  But I do think supersaver types give acrylic yarn a bad name.  

I love crocheting too but my patience level is pretty small all things considered, I don't really make anything huge but I can do pretty much any stitch if that 'forgives' me for that, lol.  I also knit and tunisian and combine all 3 to do some weird freeform stuff when I'm bored :) though I've yet to subject anyone to those weird things I do, and don't figure I'll start now lol. I do poly clay, sewing, etching, candle making, bath luxuries, woodwork, painting, resin, wirework, beadwork, and pretty much anything else I can get my hands onto :)  and my partner will most likely be subjected to all that crap :) lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 06, 2008 10:03:34 PM
I guess my perfect partner would be someone who's okay with lots of silly little things.  I like to make useful things like organizational things, but on occasion there's just some random silliness.  Like random things glued to other things for no reason.  I think you have to appreciate some randomness.

Also, honestly?  I'd like to craft for someone who's got pets or kids they like to spoil as well.  But other than that, someone who's willing to answer endless crazy questions and perhaps get a little chatty.  And I would like to craft SOME winter/holiday stuff.  I think I'd be sad if I was told to keep it all everyday/secular/non-holiday. 

(Okay, guys?  I was just putting together my Christmas list for my family.  If you thought I was kidding about that I like to try everything, this is my "Craft Stuff" section of my list: 
Fat Quarters – any color or pattern!, Threads – Dual purpose, any color, invisible thread, elastic thread, Fabric, Batting (cotton), Good scissors, Pinking Shears, Extra rotory cutter blades (fiskars), Plastic storage drawers-clear/white for fabric scraps (Sterlite?) or shoe-box sized containers (also the next size up, whatever that is), Heat gun, Jeweler's tools, Quilt design program, Craftster.com swag (pirate w/scissors, red circle, rock is dead, shirts/buttons/canvas bags etc.  sz 3x for shirts), Specialty printer papers  (Iron-on transfer paper, Sticker paper, Business card stock, standard card stock, photo paper in glossy/matte/whatever, etc.), Small measuring tape (keychain type?), Polymer Clay tools (acrylic rollers, bead making/drying accessories, etc.), Resin accessories (ring/pendant blanks, molds, resin dyes, resin, many restaurant style squirt bottles, fine glitter), Jewelry findings (jump rings, eyes, clasps etc. – prefer silver, but a mix would be good.), Basic quilling tools (slotted tool/needle tool) and quilling papers, Disk and loop bracelets, Ring blanks, pendant blanks (for resin casting), Shrinky Dink paper (rough and ready, black, or ones for the printer), A good awl for learning to bind little books, Yarn (non-acrylic, not too arty)
See?  Totally not kidding.  Total crafting ADD.  Which also means I'm WAY easy.  I mean to buy/craft for, what did you think I meant?  Don't look at me like that!   ;)


Also, I obviously talk too much.  FIVE HUNDREDTH POST, BABY!  WHOOOOOO!  LMAO.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on September 06, 2008 10:13:21 PM
Just so I'm not misunderstood, I meant I stalked to see if I could craft for you guys, not the other way around! ;)

Wow, Littlebiskit! And I thought I had craft ADD. ;D


GothChics: I agree completely about supersaver! But I like me some Simply Soft. 8)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 06, 2008 10:17:01 PM
There are a few I have meant to PM cause of messed up wist links I think I am dense at heart as I go omg they have everything in their wist that I have in mine! then I realize that the link wasn't working so it directed to my wist.  most I've been able to find anyway but I meant to send PM's to those with broken wist links (I've noticed 4 or 5 now) :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 06, 2008 10:58:32 PM
ohhhh man, after literally WEEKS for working on my questionairre and reading the chatter every day, I am finally sending it in now. I waffled back and forth but decided to just do it. Who needs to study anyway? :P





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 07, 2008 05:23:01 AM
There are a few I have meant to PM cause of messed up wist links I think I am dense at heart as I go omg they have everything in their wist that I have in mine! then I realize that the link wasn't working so it directed to my wist.  most I've been able to find anyway but I meant to send PM's to those with broken wist links (I've noticed 4 or 5 now) :(

haha, that happened to me a couple times too while i was wist-stalking. i was like "wow!!!! we are so much alike" only to realize it was mine. I'm glad I'm not the only one.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on September 07, 2008 05:39:23 AM
There are a few I have meant to PM cause of messed up wist links I think I am dense at heart as I go omg they have everything in their wist that I have in mine! then I realize that the link wasn't working so it directed to my wist.  most I've been able to find anyway but I meant to send PM's to those with broken wist links (I've noticed 4 or 5 now) :(

haha, that happened to me a couple times too while i was wist-stalking. i was like "wow!!!! we are so much alike" only to realize it was mine. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

hehe, iv done that too  :-[

This thread is very hard to keep up with, everytime i come to it theres 3 or 4 new pages! You are a chatty bunch!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: yoyowa on September 07, 2008 07:02:58 AM
There are a few I have meant to PM cause of messed up wist links I think I am dense at heart as I go omg they have everything in their wist that I have in mine! then I realize that the link wasn't working so it directed to my wist.  most I've been able to find anyway but I meant to send PM's to those with broken wist links (I've noticed 4 or 5 now) :(



HA HA. I had the same thing. Took my 10 mins to realize...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 07, 2008 07:11:26 AM
I waffled back and forth but decided to just do it. Who needs to study anyway? :P

Ditto. :D

As for ideal partners...someone who (I think everyone's posted this) is chatty. :D I'm a very chatty partner--just because I like knowing more about my partner than the questionnaire tells me. Makes me feel extra-motivated to do a good job if I feel like I know my partner. :D

However...my ideal partner would be...forgiving. :D I've only gotten into crafting this year so...I don't really know how to make a lot of stuff. I'm willing to learn though. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 07, 2008 10:42:38 AM
My ideal partner is someone who likes what I make, and vice versa.

I used to exclusively work with supersaver, and yeah, it's not the best, but its cheap to learn on.  And acryllic yarns have come along way--baby yarns, caron simply soft, and there are some nice blends out there as well.  The last major project I did with supersaver tho was an afghan for my ex, and I could hear the yarn squeeking!  I'd never heard that before, or maybe I didn't know enough to expect it.

I really hope my partner wants some holiday themed items because I've got bids on some cute fabric on ebay !


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Jen Sews on September 07, 2008 11:23:06 AM
Yeah!!  i finally signed up and got approved!   it took me awhile to fill out all the questions.  I also had to convince dh, since we just had our 3rd baby in july.   But I NEED to craft.   :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 07, 2008 12:57:18 PM

I used to exclusively work with supersaver, and yeah, it's not the best, but its cheap to learn on.  And acryllic yarns have come along way--baby yarns, caron simply soft, and there are some nice blends out there as well.  The last major project I did with supersaver tho was an afghan for my ex, and I could hear the yarn squeeking!  I'd never heard that before, or maybe I didn't know enough to expect it.

I agree.  Acryllic has come a long way.  I love me some Simply Soft.  I am making DH's Christmas present with Super Saver, but it's a 15 foot long Dr Who Scarf that he probably will just display somehwhere anyway.  A friend of mine mae him a Jayne Cobb hat with Super Saver and he wears that thing everywhere.  I also use Super Saver for most of my knit food projects.  It's super easy to wash and super cheap in case something happens to it during playtime.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 07, 2008 05:23:54 PM
Who needs to study anyway? :P


eh, me...but im doing 12 days too!


I dunknow about an ideal partner...i guess someone friendly.  ???

I really wanna dig into some more holiday themed stuff than last year. there's super cute fabric and beads out there..and i wan'em.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: beckster on September 07, 2008 05:54:11 PM
Yay!  After two days working on my questionnaire I finally sent it in.  And now, it's official, I'm in this swap!  Whoo Hoo!  This should be a fun one :D


Is anybody else doing the 13 days of Halloween swap and this swap too?  Or am I the only crazy one? ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 07, 2008 05:54:42 PM
I think kish is


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 07, 2008 06:01:48 PM
Ok finally turned in my questionnaire and have been trying to beef up my wists. I was noticing as I went through mine you could see where i went on certain kicks lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 07, 2008 06:18:01 PM
Is anybody else doing the 13 days of Halloween swap and this swap too?  Or am I the only crazy one? ::)

I am, but I may not be crafting for this one. :) and yes, IMO, I think you have gone swap loco!! LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: koalascout on September 07, 2008 08:21:14 PM
man, there is always alot to catch up on. i have been trying to finish up a couple of other swaps, before this one REALLY gets started. i also have lots of ideas bouncing around.

Yeah 5 days left!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 07, 2008 08:22:39 PM
Wow you definately can't be absent from this thread for more than a day!!  Just caught up and just ready to get crafting fo this swap!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 07, 2008 09:25:35 PM
I can't wait til partners! I went to Joanns today and eyed some things that I will get my partner.....If it matches my partners likes that is.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Silly on September 07, 2008 11:39:08 PM
Ack, I failed on making it all the way through these pages :P I'll try better to keep up in the future!

But can I just say I'm really excited about this?!  I have a huge list of ideas already, so hopefully I get matched with a partner who will like them ;)  I hadn't heard of this swap, since I'm not on Craftster all the often, but I'm SO EXCITED!  I want to get staaaarted... since my term doesn't start until the end of September, I'll have a few totally free days that'll I'll be dedicating to this swap :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Silly on September 07, 2008 11:44:22 PM
Oh, I'll add that my ideal partner is: as into design as I am!  I'm definitely a design junkie.  Architecture, interior, fashion, graphic, whatever (I love it all and have had my hand at it all).  Although I love anything handmade, I especially love it when you can tell the crafter has a eye for design :)  I like very well-made, intricate, small things rather than the funny, crazy, impractical things (those I like praising on the gallery boards, but it's not always my style!)  My partner would also love to chat about our progress :)

Also, I just made a wist (http://www.wists.com/saramaureen?offset=0)!  It's very fun-- I finally get the hype :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 08, 2008 12:19:56 AM
 :o Wow! I only took one day off and like 4 pages! Ok ideal partner, someone who does want holiday decorations, ornaments, and such plus some everyday things. I tend to get REALLY into the holidays!
Someone who spoils their pets and boyfriend/husband/partner as much as I do ;) Someone with a sense of humor and someone chatty! I tend to get VERY chatty ;D
Wow! I'm really excited but I'm really anxious also! You guys are are so talented! I guess I really just want someone who will love their gifts as much as I know I will love mine! (Now that's a little cheesy)  ;)
Poor Kish first she has to go through our questionnaire's and now our wish lists! Maybe we should all adopt her and each get together and be her secret Santa! PM if you think it's a good idea!
Hope everyone is safe with this crazy weather!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kiwi-Chickie on September 08, 2008 05:21:28 AM
I really want to sign up... *sigh* but the commitment is kinda scary, lol.
 :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Jenicat on September 08, 2008 07:24:58 AM
I really want to sign up... *sigh* but the commitment is kinda scary, lol.
 :P

I thought the same thing, but we're going to have LOTS of crafting time.  It should be totally fine.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 08, 2008 07:47:04 AM
I really want to sign up... *sigh* but the commitment is kinda scary, lol.
 :P

I thought the same thing, but we're going to have LOTS of crafting time.  It should be totally fine.  :)
I love these long big swaps they are a lot easier for then the small short swaps.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Silly on September 08, 2008 10:32:33 AM
I really want to sign up... *sigh* but the commitment is kinda scary, lol.
 :P

I thought the same thing, but we're going to have LOTS of crafting time.  It should be totally fine.  :)
I love these long big swaps they are a lot easier for then the small short swaps.

I agree!  I have a lot more trouble with the small ones  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 08, 2008 10:56:02 AM
in the big ones, there is such a vested interest on both sides on getting to know each other, making nice things etc you always have a good swap experience!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 08, 2008 10:57:47 AM
I'm getting excited and nervous about this coming up. lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 08, 2008 02:09:58 PM
I have not done a big swap like this  :) but I think it is going to be fun ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: marcusandila on September 08, 2008 02:57:07 PM
s0o i talked to my dear boyfriend who put a "no more swaps for while" rule...lol well i mentioned 78 or so items & he's like "umm..dont you think thats alot?" of course i chime back with "yep. but its gunna be so much fun lol"

needless to say, my baby cant deny my craft addiction & vetoed his whole "no more swaps for awhile" so that I could join this one! cant wait! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 08, 2008 03:27:37 PM
s0o i talked to my dear boyfriend who put a "no more swaps for while" rule...lol well i mentioned 78 or so items & he's like "umm..dont you think thats alot?" of course i chime back with "yep. but its gunna be so much fun lol"

needless to say, my baby cant deny my craft addiction & vetoed his whole "no more swaps for awhile" so that I could join this one! cant wait! :)

My hubby is the same way he said I need to cut back on the swaps but now that he most likely won't be home for chirstmas hes ok with it and I'll sign up for them and then tell him about them ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 08, 2008 04:23:25 PM
I have a question . . .

i'm planning on making re-usable wrapping paper/gift bags, would that be included in the # of items for that day?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: iheartzb on September 08, 2008 04:46:55 PM
s0o i talked to my dear boyfriend who put a "no more swaps for while" rule...lol well i mentioned 78 or so items & he's like "umm..dont you think thats alot?" of course i chime back with "yep. but its gunna be so much fun lol"

needless to say, my baby cant deny my craft addiction & vetoed his whole "no more swaps for awhile" so that I could join this one! cant wait! :)

Yeah! Happy to see you here, maybe we'll be paired up again! That would make things super easy since I've already done so much stalking and direct interrogation :)

I have a second job that supports my crafting habit. Whenever I get tired, I just remember the fun that I have.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Jenicat on September 08, 2008 05:39:27 PM
My husband does not care that I swap so much because he knows it makes me happy.  Also, he loves seeing what I send and receive.  I'm honestly surprised at this... he's an amazing husband and he supports most everything I do (awww, true love), but I can get a little out of control with the packages I send... haha.

Edit:  that wasn't supposed to sound like I was saying anyone else's boyfriend or husband was NOT supportive.  I can certainly understand where the concern comes in!   :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 08, 2008 05:41:11 PM
mine is real good about my swapping addiction too.  He never says anything (well unless I have 30 projects strung out from end to end in the house, I tend to get dirty looks then lol)

My husband does not care that I swap so much because he knows it makes me happy.  Also, he loves seeing what I send and receive.  I'm honestly surprised at this... he's an amazing husband and he supports most everything I do (awww, true love), but I can get a little out of control with the packages I send... haha.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 08, 2008 05:49:31 PM
Im glad that my boyfriend is addicted to baseball & video games so he can't judge the time and money that I spend on crafting. I think we're about even when it comes down to it!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 08, 2008 05:52:53 PM
My hubby just worries about the money I spend on it, we both have spending limits and I go over mine sometimes with swaps  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: imafundork on September 08, 2008 06:27:41 PM
No husband/boyfriend to worry about here, but I do have to deal with my nagging mother!  ::) (I love here dearly, though, I promise!)
I quit my job a year and a half ago, because it was completely unfufilling and my (not so) new job came with a huge pay decrease, but I am so much happier.  So now, I work two jobs and pick up random cleaning/babysitting jobs whenever I get the chance to keep up with my former lifestyle.  :o
So my mom just worries that I'm spending extra money that I should be saving and she wonders how I have the time to craft.  I can't seem to convince her that this is what truly makes me happy (crafting) and it's my stress relief.
Also, I have always loved getting "real" mail.  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 08, 2008 06:48:11 PM
Im glad that my boyfriend is addicted to baseball & video games so he can't judge the time and money that I spend on crafting. I think we're about even when it comes down to it!

ah, AMEN! between video games and poker, he's got NOTHING on me.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 08, 2008 06:52:42 PM
Im glad that my boyfriend is addicted to baseball & video games so he can't judge the time and money that I spend on crafting. I think we're about even when it comes down to it!

ah, AMEN! between video games and poker, he's got NOTHING on me.

Mine's  addicted to WoW so yeah he doesn't care much about all the swapping lol.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 08, 2008 07:15:00 PM
No husband/boyfriend to worry about here, but I do have to deal with my nagging mother!  ::) (I love here dearly, though, I promise!)
I quit my job a year and a half ago, because it was completely unfufilling and my (not so) new job came with a huge pay decrease, but I am so much happier.  So now, I work two jobs and pick up random cleaning/babysitting jobs whenever I get the chance to keep up with my former lifestyle.  :o
So my mom just worries that I'm spending extra money that I should be saving and she wonders how I have the time to craft.  I can't seem to convince her that this is what truly makes me happy (crafting) and it's my stress relief.
Also, I have always loved getting "real" mail.  ;D

Same here--but it's my whole family, not just my mom. They're worried that I will compromise my study time for crafting. (Which is a reasonable thing to be worried about, and I'm not exactly sure how I'll cram everything in the time I have...but I will survive!!! >:D )


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 08, 2008 09:48:10 PM
I just sent my questionnaire thing in.. course, I am a dingbat and forgot to save a copy.. so hope it gets there. This swap looks like a fun adventure!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 08, 2008 09:53:02 PM
I just sent my questionnaire thing in.. course, I am a dingbat and forgot to save a copy.. so hope it gets there. This swap looks like a fun adventure!!

I got it. I will be updating the list and feedbacks tomorrow. Just got home from a terrible football game and I am off to drown my sorrows in some chocolate pie.

 :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 08, 2008 10:09:42 PM

I got it. I will be updating the list and feedbacks tomorrow. Just got home from a terrible football game and I am off to drown my sorrows in some chocolate pie.

 :'( :'( :'(

don't forget the ice cream.. it is very cathartic - well, at least for me.  :)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 09, 2008 12:28:09 AM
**waves hello** Hi everyone! I'm joining in!

I just spent 2 hours on my questionnaire (measuring, link copying, typing, etc.). Last year I was too intimidated by this swap but I'm definitely taking the plunge this year! As of now (3:30 am) there are 46 pages to catch up on but I think I'll do that tomorrow.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 09, 2008 05:50:31 AM
I got it. I will be updating the list and feedbacks tomorrow. Just got home from a terrible football game and I am off to drown my sorrows in some chocolate pie.
 :'( :'( :'(

I feel your pain, Kish.  My husband is a Packer Backer, and I was raised on Purple and Gold.  My boys just lost to a Favre-less Packer team.  *sigh*  It was a long night, and if the Twins don't stop slumping, I might just have to quit sports entirely!  The heartbreak!

But thinking about it, I should go back and check my questionaire to make sure I included stuff about my sports loves...

I'mma run off and eat some birthday cookies a nice coworker left on my desk, and hide somewhere so I can plan crafts rather than work today. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on September 09, 2008 07:50:43 AM
Only one week until we get partners, i cant wait!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 09, 2008 07:58:51 AM
I got it. I will be updating the list and feedbacks tomorrow. Just got home from a terrible football game and I am off to drown my sorrows in some chocolate pie.
 :'( :'( :'(

I feel your pain, Kish.  My husband is a Packer Backer, and I was raised on Purple and Gold.  My boys just lost to a Favre-less Packer team.  *sigh*  It was a long night, and if the Twins don't stop slumping, I might just have to quit sports entirely!  The heartbreak!

But thinking about it, I should go back and check my questionaire to make sure I included stuff about my sports loves...

I'mma run off and eat some birthday cookies a nice coworker left on my desk, and hide somewhere so I can plan crafts rather than work today. 

I'm a born and raised seahawks fan, every team needs a fan (That what may dad always told me growing up  ;D) and my hubby is a colts fan  ;D so I know how to deal with my team losing a lot


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: raynbow on September 09, 2008 10:27:11 AM
I just wanted to pop in and say hi and that I love you guys and miss you but things have been busy all summer and may still be and I just don't think I can make the commitment this year.

But Happy Early Xmas to everyone anyhow!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: yoyowa on September 09, 2008 10:31:16 AM
I got it. I will be updating the list and feedbacks tomorrow. Just got home from a terrible football game and I am off to drown my sorrows in some chocolate pie.
 :'( :'( :'(

I feel your pain, Kish.  My husband is a Packer Backer, and I was raised on Purple and Gold.  My boys just lost to a Favre-less Packer team.  *sigh*  It was a long night, and if the Twins don't stop slumping, I might just have to quit sports entirely!  The heartbreak!

But thinking about it, I should go back and check my questionaire to make sure I included stuff about my sports loves...

I'mma run off and eat some birthday cookies a nice coworker left on my desk, and hide somewhere so I can plan crafts rather than work today. 

I'm a born and raised seahawks fan, every team needs a fan (That what may dad always told me growing up  ;D) and my hubby is a colts fan  ;D so I know how to deal with my team losing a lot

WE LOST BRADY! wat are we new englanders going to do?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 09, 2008 10:38:29 AM
Organizational Post:
Feedback has been updated! We have the same # of participants, as of right now, as we did in last year's round and we still have 4 more days before sign ups close! This swap is out of control!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 09, 2008 10:47:16 AM
Craziness!  Are you going to end up needing another coorganizer?

It's so cool to see so many nifty people in here!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 09, 2008 10:54:39 AM
Craziness!  Are you going to end up needing another coorganizer?
It's so cool to see so many nifty people in here!

I have a couple of people waiting in the wings to step in and help out if needed. It's really cool to see so many 12 days veterans joining in again, a handful of my Newbies swappers and some 12 days virgins! This swap is going to be fabulous!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 09, 2008 11:12:33 AM
gaaahhhhh i SO want to do this, but....i don't want to be stressed

4 more days to decide. what to do, what to do?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 09, 2008 11:13:43 AM
gaaahhhhh i SO want to do this, but....i don't want to be stressed

4 more days to decide. what to do, what to do?

Your choice is obvious:  You have you choice!  Join us!  We'll love you forever.  And bake you brownies.  Yes.  Lots of brownies.   ;D

Please? 

Heeheehee.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 09, 2008 11:39:09 AM
gaaahhhhh i SO want to do this, but....i don't want to be stressed

4 more days to decide. what to do, what to do?

Your choice is obvious:  You have you choice!  Join us!  We'll love you forever.  And bake you brownies.  Yes.  Lots of brownies.   ;D

Please? 

Heeheehee.

...And hope you get littlebiskit as your partner, because I don't know that she can promise brownies from anyone else ;D (although, for the humor factor, if you are my partner I'll make you brownies too - If I remember three months from now)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 09, 2008 12:44:17 PM
Ditto


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 09, 2008 12:53:50 PM
...And hope you get littlebiskit as your partner, because I don't know that she can promise brownies from anyone else ;D (although, for the humor factor, if you are my partner I'll make you brownies too - If I remember three months from now)

Heehee.  Shoosh!  I'm trying to lure in more victims participants!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: marcusandila on September 09, 2008 03:08:50 PM
s0o i talked to my dear boyfriend who put a "no more swaps for while" rule...lol well i mentioned 78 or so items & he's like "umm..dont you think thats alot?" of course i chime back with "yep. but its gunna be so much fun lol"

needless to say, my baby cant deny my craft addiction & vetoed his whole "no more swaps for awhile" so that I could join this one! cant wait! :)

Yeah! Happy to see you here, maybe we'll be paired up again! That would make things super easy since I've already done so much stalking and direct interrogation :)

I have a second job that supports my crafting habit. Whenever I get tired, I just remember the fun that I have.

HA I didnt realize you were in this swap! I seemed to notice that alot of the same people seem to be interested in the swaps that I am. Like Superhooker...lol she's one of my partners right now too!

This is going to be a really fun swap! All of them are!

I dont have the time for a second job to support my craft addiction...My job is demanding as it is---I'll get woke up in the middle of the night to do stuff & I get sent away for meetings & stuff. If I DID have another job---I'd be fired the minute I had to go out of town for a week on a moments notice.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 09, 2008 07:12:46 PM
well i will be in.  i'm out of town tomorrow but plan on finishing my survey thingy on thursday and sending it!!!  and i'm demanding brownies now that the offer's on the table ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 09, 2008 07:51:32 PM
well i will be in.  i'm out of town tomorrow but plan on finishing my survey thingy on thursday and sending it!!!  and i'm demanding brownies now that the offer's on the table ;D

LMAO, if you think I'm going to be backing down on my bribe of brownies, you're kidding yourself!  I just joined a damn weightloss thing at my gym (Lord help us all!) and I love baking too much not to do it, but if I can send baked goods to swap partners, that might just help me out.   :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 09, 2008 07:57:24 PM
I really hope my partner <3's baked goodies. i LOVE making christmas cookies. The FoodNEtwork does a 12 days of cookies celebration every year and I have amassed quite a collection.

yumyumyum


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ckchan on September 09, 2008 08:12:54 PM
I really hope my partner <3's baked goodies. i LOVE making christmas cookies. The FoodNEtwork does a 12 days of cookies celebration every year and I have amassed quite a collection.

yumyumyum

Man, I miss the food network channel. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 09, 2008 08:26:28 PM
do you not have it anymore or is it going away?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 09, 2008 08:39:37 PM
I really hope my partner <3's baked goodies. i LOVE making christmas cookies. The FoodNEtwork does a 12 days of cookies celebration every year and I have amassed quite a collection.

yumyumyum

I have a thing my mom sent me in my email at work that has recipes for like 100 different Christmas cookies lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ckchan on September 09, 2008 08:42:42 PM
do you not have it anymore or is it going away?
I just don't have it anymore. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 09, 2008 08:47:06 PM
Because we are talking football, I just have to say that I am a fan of our hometown teams.  I live in Denver...In fact I am making my 3 year old a jumper from Broncos fabric and my little guy a shirt.  I also have a blue and orange "Stadium blanket" although we have only been to the stadium for a Broncos game once.  lol

I used to be a huge fan of the Giants, but anyone who knows anything about football remembers the Raven/Giants fiasco in Flordia and the fairytale for Dilfer.  (who was 2nd string SEahawks the next year....yeah) I had to back off cheering for them for a while as Kerry COllins was really getting on my nerves.  

So, if I get Kish for a partner, I can guarentee I won't be getting home team football crafts.  hehe  and vice versa.  But let us not be seperated by our love for men crashing into each others with helmets.  Let us be united by our serious addiction to crafting :D  and our craziness for this swap because I really hope Kish swaps with us!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 09, 2008 09:00:36 PM
 
So, if I get Kish for a partner, I can guarentee I won't be getting home team football crafts.
See this is where I differ from A LOT of swappers in my opinion. I WOULD/ALWAYS make anything my partner likes even if it is something I myself may not like. I feel this is a major part of what makes swapping enjoyable for me.  I did a bunch of altoid tin swaps and I always put Raiders as one of my 5 themes I would like the tin decorated in. EVERYONE objected to crafting a tin in that theme except for one lovely partner who bit the bullet and made it for me. I treasure that tin. I make stuff for friends and customers that want particular themes that I may not like or hold serious distaste for. I am currently working on a 49ers and a Cowboys themed wooden box purses.  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 09, 2008 09:06:16 PM
 
So, if I get Kish for a partner, I can guarentee I won't be getting home team football crafts.
See this is where I differ from A LOT of swappers in my opinion. I WOULD/ALWAYS make anything my partner likes even if it is something I myself may not like. I feel this is a major part of what makes swapping enjoyable for me.  I did a bunch of altoid tin swaps and I always put Raiders as one of my 5 themes I would like the tin decorated in. EVERYONE objected to crafting a tin in that theme except for one lovely partner who bit the bullet and made it for me. I treasure that tin. I make stuff for friends and customers that want particular themes that I may not like or hold serious distaste for. I am currently working on a 49ers and a Cowboys themed wooden box purses.  ::)

Try listing "Communism" as a theme. Apparently it's a difficult theme to craft?? It was a long long time before someone took up the challenge. And I love times infinity what I got from the person who dared.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 09, 2008 09:07:07 PM
 
So, if I get Kish for a partner, I can guarentee I won't be getting home team football crafts.
See this is where I differ from A LOT of swappers in my opinion. I WOULD/ALWAYS make anything my partner likes even if it is something I myself may not like. I feel this is a major part of what makes swapping enjoyable for me.  I did a bunch of altoid tin swaps and I always put Raiders as one of my 5 themes I would like the tin decorated in. EVERYONE objected to crafting a tin in that theme except for one lovely partner who bit the bullet and made it for me. I treasure that tin. I make stuff for friends and customers that want particular themes that I may not like or hold serious distaste for. I am currently working on a 49ers and a Cowboys themed wooden box purses.  ::)


Amen to that, sistah!  Marrying into a packer family solidified the fact that you've got to accept other peoples' alleigiances.  I have a ton of ZOOBA fabric (quit laughing!) in several different team schemes listed in my STS shop right now, and if no one takes them I'm planning on making little craftinesses for other teams than my own guys.  (Though they're small scraps, so they'll probably just get made into Frustration Bricks.  Heehee.  (Sorry, Kish, no black/white/silver!   ;))


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 09, 2008 09:12:49 PM
Try listing "Communism" as a theme. Apparently it's a difficult theme to craft?? It was a long long time before someone took up the challenge. And I love times infinity what I got from the person who dared.

I always have to share this whenever I find an opening:

This is something my little brother made for my daughter before she was born.  All toddlers should be communist, no?   ;)

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v284/Mainstreammess/Lily/?action=view&current=100_3514.jpg


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 09, 2008 09:16:27 PM
 
So, if I get Kish for a partner, I can guarentee I won't be getting home team football crafts.
See this is where I differ from A LOT of swappers in my opinion. I WOULD/ALWAYS make anything my partner likes even if it is something I myself may not like. I feel this is a major part of what makes swapping enjoyable for me.  I did a bunch of altoid tin swaps and I always put Raiders as one of my 5 themes I would like the tin decorated in. EVERYONE objected to crafting a tin in that theme except for one lovely partner who bit the bullet and made it for me. I treasure that tin. I make stuff for friends and customers that want particular themes that I may not like or hold serious distaste for. I am currently working on a 49ers and a Cowboys themed wooden box purses.  ::)


I like to believe that every package I send out is catered to my partner's tastes even if it goes against my own personal tastes.  You and my hubby would get along he's a raiders fan, I'm actually working out how to convert our 1/2 bath into a raiders haven for him.  Though it'll have 2 barbies fighting on the back of the can (a raiders cheerleader and a bears cheerleader) and just because it's me doing it, the bears cheerleader will be 'winning' in the fight.  

yeah he's a lifelong raiders fan, but I am a lifelong fan of 'da bears :)

EDITED TO ADD : and we live in Seattle area lol but neither of us cares the least for the seahawks :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 09, 2008 09:20:06 PM
Try listing "Communism" as a theme. Apparently it's a difficult theme to craft?? It was a long long time before someone took up the challenge. And I love times infinity what I got from the person who dared.

LOL That is a hard theme to craft for in general! But I would have taken the challenge! :P And seriously I totally understand that that particular crafted item is one of your favorites :)

I think sports is one of those "topics" like politics and religion. They should not be discussed in social situations. Someone always walks away with a bad taste in their mouth.

If I do swap with y'all and someone wants a polymer clay statue of Patriot's QB Tom Brady (pre season ending knee injury  :o)  I would gladly oblige.

I'm actually working out how to convert our 1/2 bath into a raiders haven for him.  Though it'll have 2 barbies fighting on the back of the can (a raiders cheerleader and a bears cheerleader) and just because it's me doing it, the bears cheerleader will be 'winning' in the fight.  

that is a very nice thing to do for the hubbs. and even cuter that you are going to get your dig in there with the bears cheerleader. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 09, 2008 09:51:34 PM
Try listing "Communism" as a theme. Apparently it's a difficult theme to craft?? It was a long long time before someone took up the challenge. And I love times infinity what I got from the person who dared.

I think sports is one of those "topics" like politics and religion. They should not be discussed in social situations. Someone always walks away with a bad taste in their mouth.

This is why I don't play nicely with the other children. Religion and politics are two things I just lurve to talk about. Nothing clears the mind like having a good old rant and then someone just looking you in the eye and going "You're full of shit".


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 09, 2008 09:55:00 PM
 ;D Kish to bad you already mailed me my order, I'd have taken Brady! Can't believe he's out for the season! What shall we do? I'm with you though sports is like religion and politics, it's a touchy subject :D

But I am totally willing to craft things that are in other team spirit, because it's just that, team spirit ;D

Are you weakening Kish? Are you going to join us? You know you want too!!! ::) Come join us in the craziness!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 09, 2008 10:04:27 PM
;D Kish to bad you already mailed me my order, I'd have taken Brady! Can't believe he's out for the season! What shall we do? I'm with you though sports is like religion and politics, it's a touchy subject :D
Are you weakening Kish? Are you going to join us? You know you want too!!! ::) Come join us in the craziness!

OOP! Maybe it was the brady poly clay voodoo doll that put in your package that caused it!  :D j/k I hate to see anyone get hurt that bad, you guys'll be ok with Cassel.

I am still teetering on the do/don't do it line. I have a ton on my plate and I would hate to feel rushed. It makes the creative juices dry up quick. we shall see... ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 09, 2008 10:12:37 PM
I think this was a good discussion because it reminded us all that we are supposed to craft things tailored to our partners likes and to remember to take into account their dislikes as well. I think sometimes that gets lost, not all the time but occasionally.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 10, 2008 01:40:20 AM
Just in case anyone wanted to know....

It takes 3 hours to read from the very first post to this one. (and about 10 cigarettes)

 ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: moonshae on September 10, 2008 02:03:31 AM
I have something I really want to send to my partner but it's a pretty specific thing. Curse good ideas that may not work. I hate waiting.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 10, 2008 05:21:57 AM
i had loads of ideas and i always forget them!!  note to self - must write down ideas WHEN i have them (stupid brain). 

hey, at least i know to avoid football ...   ;)  (only kidding, i'm with kish on this one, craft whatever the other person loves, 'cos then they will craft what you love)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kaymadben on September 10, 2008 07:22:30 AM
So in other words, 57 smalls, 15 mediums, and 6 larges? I couldn't imagine trying to make 78 things in just a couple months. That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time. This is just a crazy huge swap. I mean opening a package of 78 items?!? WOW! I'm tempted to join but that's just a lot of stuff to make. What are some ideas of things you ladies are gonna whip up?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 10, 2008 07:31:52 AM
So in other words, 57 smalls, 15 mediums, and 6 larges? I couldn't imagine trying to make 78 things in just a couple months. That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time. This is just a crazy huge swap. I mean opening a package of 78 items?!? WOW! I'm tempted to join but that's just a lot of stuff to make. What are some ideas of things you ladies are gonna whip up?

it's really not as hard as you think once you've come up with the ideas for what to make them. i remember last year thinking that i didn't know how i was going to do it but i knew that i WANTED to do it SO bad. and it was actually a lot less difficult than I thought it would be.

there's millions of possiblities. Based on your expertise in crafts, and thier interests, it just comes to you. There's hair accessories, purses, homemade bath and beauty things, supplies they really want, clothes, blankets. last year i made my partner shot glasses with painted skulls on them, she made me little crocheted octopi. i mean, it can be ANYTHING. stationary sets, embroidered towels, screen-printed underwear. jewelry sets. decoupaged boxes, DIY kits......really, the list is endless.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 10, 2008 07:33:04 AM
Okay, I am going to finish up the form and send it in today!!  We are making an offer on a house today so *hopefully* we will be moved by November!!  That should give me plenty of time  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 10, 2008 07:35:37 AM
That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time. This is just a crazy huge swap. I mean opening a package of 78 items?!? WOW! I'm tempted to join but that's just a lot of stuff to make. What are some ideas of things you ladies are gonna whip up?

it's really only about one thing per day, since we have 2.5 months to do it.
I don't have a kid or a job, but I am a full time (accounting) student at the moment and I do have a life. I guess it just depends on how you prioritize your time. I can do it because I craft on my study breaks and weekends as a stress reliever, and there are a lot of study breaks  ;) Also, some of those items can be purchased so that takes the load off a little bit.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 10, 2008 07:45:10 AM

So, if I get Kish for a partner, I can guarentee I won't be getting home team football crafts.
See this is where I differ from A LOT of swappers in my opinion. I WOULD/ALWAYS make anything my partner likes even if it is something I myself may not like. I feel this is a major part of what makes swapping enjoyable for me.  I did a bunch of altoid tin swaps and I always put Raiders as one of my 5 themes I would like the tin decorated in. EVERYONE objected to crafting a tin in that theme except for one lovely partner who bit the bullet and made it for me. I treasure that tin. I make stuff for friends and customers that want particular themes that I may not like or hold serious distaste for. I am currently working on a 49ers and a Cowboys themed wooden box purses.  ::)



I like to believe that every package I send out is catered to my partner's tastes even if it goes against my own personal tastes.  You and my hubby would get along he's a raiders fan, I'm actually working out how to convert our 1/2 bath into a raiders haven for him.  Though it'll have 2 barbies fighting on the back of the can (a raiders cheerleader and a bears cheerleader) and just because it's me doing it, the bears cheerleader will be 'winning' in the fight. 

yeah he's a lifelong raiders fan, but I am a lifelong fan of 'da bears :)

EDITED TO ADD : and we live in Seattle area lol but neither of us cares the least for the seahawks :)

I was born in seattle and while my parents lived there they became fans ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 10, 2008 07:48:02 AM
So in other words, 57 smalls, 15 mediums, and 6 larges? I couldn't imagine trying to make 78 things in just a couple months. That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time. This is just a crazy huge swap. I mean opening a package of 78 items?!? WOW! I'm tempted to join but that's just a lot of stuff to make. What are some ideas of things you ladies are gonna whip up?

I have a 2 year old who likes his sleep, no life, no friends outside the crafting world and no job and I'm not in school right now so I have lots of crafting time  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 10, 2008 07:58:00 AM
Although I work full-time and often travel for business, I find that participating in swaps actually keeps me sane and happy.  It's really helped me "turn off" work at nights and on weekends to have other projects/hobbies that keep me entertained and my mind working.  I've also discovered that I'm more apt to try a new type of craft if I'm trying to make the perfect item for a swap partner.  For example, I never thought I'd try polymer clay, but ended up making a charm bracelet with polymer clay charms last month because it was the right project for the theme. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 10, 2008 10:04:36 AM
So in other words, 57 smalls, 15 mediums, and 6 larges? I couldn't imagine trying to make 78 things in just a couple months. That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time. This is just a crazy huge swap. I mean opening a package of 78 items?!? WOW! I'm tempted to join but that's just a lot of stuff to make. What are some ideas of things you ladies are gonna whip up?

I have a 2 year old who likes his sleep, no life, no friends outside the crafting world and no job and I'm not in school right now so I have lots of crafting time  ;D

I have husband, a house to keep up, and a 15 month old daughter, I work full time, and am also juggling a fitness class 3x per week in the evening (plus trying to get in other exercise in between).  Crafting (after Lil is in bed) is what is keeping me sane and happy right now!  So what if I get a little tired?  It's either going to be tired and happy because I'm making things, or tired and unhappy because I'm not feeling creative and productive.  I just chose the former!   :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 10:45:52 AM
That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time.

WOW! I take serious offense to this comment. There are a lot of participants in this swap that DO have kids/pets/families, DO have jobs AND lives. We all just make it happen one way or another. If you think its crazy to think that 78 items can be put together in 2.5 months, then don't join. If you have concerns and don't think you have the time or commitment to juggle kids/job/life in general then don't join.

So please be careful how things are worded cause even though you may have had the best intentions, the way things are interpreted in a posting such as this can be really hurtful.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: imafundork on September 10, 2008 10:54:08 AM
That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time.

WOW! I take serious offense to this comment. There are a lot of participants in this swap that DO have kids/pets/families, DO have jobs AND lives. We all just make it happen one way or another. If you think its crazy to think that 78 items can be put together in 2.5 months, then don't join. If you have concerns and don't think you have the time or commitment to juggle kids/job/life in general then don't join.

So please be careful how things are worded cause even though you may have had the best intentions, the way things are interpreted in a posting such as this can be really hurtful.


I totally agree with you, Kish!  I don't get offended easily, but this put me over the edge a bit.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 10:58:06 AM
I don't get easily offended either but I had to comment. I would like to think that it just came off wrong and that there wasn't ANY ill will intended. I don't want anyone else to comment on this cause I know how fast things can get ugly in a forum. I said what I know a lot of you were thinking and feeling and I hope we can all learn a lesson about HOW we word things and to always take a moment and think before we post. This swap was so much fun last year, we all had a great time and made life long swap friends. Let's have that again this year!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 10, 2008 11:20:02 AM
Wow, gone for 2 days and 6 pages! I love having stuff to read... it gets so boring just sitting at my desk all day. Although I would have much rather been here instead of home... laying in the dark and writhing with the worst cramps known to man. Somebody do a rain dance for the biggest bottle of midol to fall out of the sky for me, please??    :'(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 11:23:33 AM
Although I would have much rather been here instead of home... laying in the dark and writhing with the worst cramps known to man. Somebody do a rain dance for the biggest bottle of midol to fall out of the sky for me, please??    :'(

 :'( feel better!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Jenicat on September 10, 2008 11:59:24 AM
I'm excited about making all this stuff.  mcbenno and I have already had a couple brainstorm-ish sessions about this swap, and I think we are both so excited that it's going to be a breeze.  :)  I can't wait to get my partner and get started. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 10, 2008 11:59:47 AM
 
So, if I get Kish for a partner, I can guarentee I won't be getting home team football crafts.
See this is where I differ from A LOT of swappers in my opinion. I WOULD/ALWAYS make anything my partner likes even if it is something I myself may not like. I feel this is a major part of what makes swapping enjoyable for me.  I did a bunch of altoid tin swaps and I always put Raiders as one of my 5 themes I would like the tin decorated in. EVERYONE objected to crafting a tin in that theme except for one lovely partner who bit the bullet and made it for me. I treasure that tin. I make stuff for friends and customers that want particular themes that I may not like or hold serious distaste for. I am currently working on a 49ers and a Cowboys themed wooden box purses.  ::)


I didn't mean for it to sound like I was being mean at all.  I was actually thinking of Raiders crafts after I posted this last night.  I have a Raiders fan in my family and even though it took some work to find the fleece here in Denver I mae him a fleece no sew blanket for Christmas one year.  I was tyring to be joke-y and having fun but I guess I failed.  I never intended to make anyone believe that I wouldn't make something I didn't personally care for.  Swapping is about making new and fun things for other people and that is why I swap.  I appologize if it came out wrong.  I will try not to make a joke anymore in this thread.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 12:03:40 PM
I didn't mean for it to sound like I was being mean at all.  

I think it is just a sensitive subject. I have myself had several swap partners that were adamant about NOT crafting certain themes. I have also received several PMs with people feeling the same way as I do. No worries, you can still be a joker.  ;) We are here to have fun and make some awesome crafts for one another!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 10, 2008 12:09:47 PM
I'm excited about making all this stuff.  mcbenno and I have already had a couple brainstorm-ish sessions about this swap, and I think we are both so excited that it's going to be a breeze.  :)  I can't wait to get my partner and get started. 

I can't wait either, this is one of the worst parts of swapping, i hate waiting  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 10, 2008 12:42:57 PM
At least the waiting is only for a couple more days!!!

I am not a big sports fan, but I love to watch occasional Tennis, soccer, and baseball. The only football I watch is my hometown high school team. Which like most movies where the school football teams colors are red, white, black are horrible. The only good year was last year, the first time in over 20 years that they had a winning streak.... only to lose the last division game :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 10, 2008 02:43:12 PM
The only thing I would not craft for someone would be if I found it truly offensive, like something hateful or racisit or anti-gay, cruelty to animals, etc (no one has ever asked for that stuff, tho--maybe we craftsters are a more peaceful people).  I can even bend a little to my own religious objections and make something with the virgin mary on it (I love the Mexican imagery for the Lady of Guadeloupe), but I wouldn't do "Jesus rocks" or something to that effect.  It would depend on the level of iconography that my partner would want.

I would be hard pressed to make something for a Vikings or Bears fan, but I could suck it up and make a purple and gold scarf, or use fleece printed with the team logo, something to that effect.  I wouldn't be excited about it, but that doesn't mean I'd do a lackluster job, either.  Other people are going to see this stuff, and I want it to rock!

The other thing I guess I wouldn't craft would be using anything I am allergic to, like lavender or pine, or fun fur yarn.  There I would draw the line as well, because no one is worth my allergic reaction, no one :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 02:52:26 PM
The other thing I guess I wouldn't craft would be using anything I am allergic to, like lavender or pine, or fun fur yarn.  There I would draw the line as well, because no one is worth my allergic reaction, no one :)

LOL I don't think anyone would use a craft supply that they are ALLERGIC to just to make their partner happy!  We don't want anyone to end up sick and in the hospital. :D :D

p.s you are allergic to fun fur yarn? that's crazy!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 10, 2008 02:56:18 PM
I often find I get partners that love love LOVE the color purple, and it is the one color I despise (actually makes me feel queasy in certain shades lol) but I oblige them and make them purple things and try to not cut any corners and do a good job eventhough it's far from my personal color choice.   Though there are times I swear I am allergic to the color purple lol ;)  my main allergy is un neutered male cats and I can't think of any craft projects someone would want me to craft with that hahaha ;)

On the note of the crafting 78 items, I do think everyone is right it's a matter of making the time and how we manage our time.  I craft because I love it.  I craft all the time.  I craft on the sofa, in the car, in the kitchen in my craft room, with my children, on planes, in movie theaters,  at other people's houses. I craft wether I have a reason for it (such as a gift or swap) or not.   I suffer heavily from 'bored hand' syndrome.  I can't stand to have my hands not doing something.  It bugs many people when they first meet me, but when they realize it is a definite part of my personality they tend to get over it.  I attribute this to my grandma who started me sewing at a very young age, telling me that idle hands are the devil's playground, so she always kept me busy.  I'm not a religious person at all but I never have idle hands, and I  thank her for that.  And it's suffice to say I am a very busy person a sole proprietor, wife, mother of 2, volunteer with schools and military unit.  But I craft 1-8 things a day wether I am swapping or making for work, so a swap of this size actually appeals to me greatly.  It also gives me the opportunity to craft some things that maybe I wouldn't have considered making before.  

Swaps are like fuel for my creative fuel tank.  


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 10, 2008 02:58:59 PM
Okay, so I am not *actually* allergic to fun fur yarn, but I despise it so badly I won't touch the stuff.  That and chenille, I just won't use it.  If, for some crazy reason, I have it in my stash, I'll give it away, but I just won't work with it.  So far, I've never had a partner say "I'd die for a fun fur scarf or a chenille hat."  I guess if they really wanted one, I'd make a DIY kit :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 03:02:16 PM
Okay, so I am not *actually* allergic to fun fur yarn, but I despise it so badly I won't touch the stuff.  That and chenille, I just won't use it.  If, for some crazy reason, I have it in my stash, I'll give it away, but I just won't work with it.  So far, I've never had a partner say "I'd die for a fun fur scarf or a chenille hat."  I guess if they really wanted one, I'd make a DIY kit :)

LOL I knew you were fibbing on that one! HAHA! So I will make sure to get you a partner that  LOVES funfur AND chenille!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: beckster on September 10, 2008 06:14:24 PM
I suffer heavily from 'bored hand' syndrome.  I can't stand to have my hands not doing something.  


Me too!!  I even say to my boyfriend that my hands hate just sitting there.  They always have to be doing something!

Kish-  Your avatars keep cracking me up!  I liked your one from yesterday.  My dad is a Raiders fan and a big hater of the Donkeys.  Hehe!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 06:22:36 PM
Kish-  Your avatars keep cracking me up! 

LOL.  I am a good Catholic girl so I like to think that Jesus did help me with my fantasy football teams!  :D :D :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 10, 2008 06:29:45 PM

Me too!!  I even say to my boyfriend that my hands hate just sitting there.  They always have to be doing something!

Kish-  Your avatars keep cracking me up!  I liked your one from yesterday.  My dad is a Raiders fan and a big hater of the Donkeys.  Hehe!

From stalking you I'd probably be really good at crafting for you lol.  You're into a lot of the things I most enjoy making


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kaymadben on September 10, 2008 06:55:30 PM
That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time.

WOW! I take serious offense to this comment. There are a lot of participants in this swap that DO have kids/pets/families, DO have jobs AND lives. We all just make it happen one way or another. If you think its crazy to think that 78 items can be put together in 2.5 months, then don't join. If you have concerns and don't think you have the time or commitment to juggle kids/job/life in general then don't join.

So please be careful how things are worded cause even though you may have had the best intentions, the way things are interpreted in a posting such as this can be really hurtful.


It came out wrong. Sorry Kish and Imafundork. No ill will meant. But I guess the fact that I don't know how to make many small items (earrings, notecards, etc) it would just be kinda hard to think of a ton of small things to make. I don't know why but I could think of some simple project to make and I always end up overdoing it and putting way too much thought and effort sometimes. I'm a perfectionist and a doubter in the things I make so I always keep adding more just to make sure my partner is happy. And the fact that you can buy a few things would help out. I would mainly want things for my kiddoes so I wouldn't have to buy anything for them for Christmas. Does anyone want to craft for little kids? I can do just about anything from sewing to stained glass, to different wall art like quilted wall hangings, paint chip mosaics, paintings, decopauge, etc, to making lap quilts, crochet (hats, scarves, stuffies, pot holders, swiffer covers, etc). I would also love some bath stuff since I don't know how to make it like soaps, bath salts, and anything natural.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 10, 2008 08:19:51 PM
I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 10, 2008 08:25:04 PM
I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D

*runs off to spy on Kitten Wrangler's flickr account*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 10, 2008 08:28:25 PM
I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D

I can think of about 10 things I would love after looking through your Flickr  :D  You are going to have a very lucky partner.


I just sent in my info!  Finally!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 10, 2008 08:28:42 PM
I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D

I think I've wisted a number of things you've made lol does that count ;) though I completely feel you on wanting someone that wants you in return. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 10, 2008 09:08:14 PM
I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D

*runs off to spy on Kitten Wrangler's flickr account*

Ditto lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 10, 2008 09:14:14 PM
I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D

*runs off to spy on Kitten Wrangler's flickr account*

Ditto lol

Just wisted things from Kitten Wrangler.. then things Kitten Wrangler listed as favorites.

can't fault a great source. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 10, 2008 09:16:47 PM
while i do like to craft to please my partner, i find it hard to craft certain things. just as an example the disney swaps. i like disney but don't think i could gather enough creativity to do more than one or two of a disney theme. some one likes quilting or quilty things i could craft until the cows come home. i have many ideas for my items in this swap with themes for each day (so long as my partners likes fit these themes) i just find i craft better when it is a theme or craft that i also enjoy

i see alot of people use flikr. is it free? is it easy to use? i have a photobucket, is that the same thing?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: moonshae on September 10, 2008 09:30:38 PM
Is it partner time yet? I'm bored at work and it's inspiring me to create things.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 09:36:40 PM
Is it partner time yet? I'm bored at work and it's inspiring me to create things.

3 more days.... until sign ups end. 6 days until partners ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 10, 2008 09:37:09 PM

i see alot of people use flikr. is it free? is it easy to use? i have a photobucket, is that the same thing?

Yes it's free and if you use yahoo you can link your account. I had a photobucket but I switched over to flickr I looooove it.

I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D

This would be awesome. I would like a partner that did this too. LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 10, 2008 09:58:17 PM
I think I know what I would like in a potential partner.

I'd like them to look through my Flickr, and then tell me "OMFG I LOVE the (x) thing you made! Can you make another?!?!!!"

Yes. Yes I can. :D

I think I've wisted a number of things you've made lol does that count ;) though I completely feel you on wanting someone that wants you in return. 

That does count.

I'm going to make a confession here. It's sad. It's pathetic. It's sick.

After photos of something I make are posted on Craftster, I will spend a bit of time checking the "latest" page on wists.com..... just to see if anyone wisted it. 

And I find... and this is not just via wists, because it happens for reals as well, but I'll make something that I just think is 'meh' or really simple, and then people tell me that they love it! It ALWAYS surprises me, and it makes me feel more comfortable with the idea that maybe some of these things would sell. Though selling things opens up a whole new world of 'work' as opposed to 'fun'.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 10, 2008 10:03:10 PM
That does count.

I'm going to make a confession here. It's sad. It's pathetic. It's sick.

After photos of something I make are posted on Craftster, I will spend a bit of time checking the "latest" page on wists.com..... just to see if anyone wisted it. 

And I find... and this is not just via wists, because it happens for reals as well, but I'll make something that I just think is 'meh' or really simple, and then people tell me that they love it! It ALWAYS surprises me, and it makes me feel more comfortable with the idea that maybe some of these things would sell. Though selling things opens up a whole new world of 'work' as opposed to 'fun'.

I'll say I think you have the talent to do it, there is a rule I live by when it comes to selling crafts, I will quit when it isn't fun anymore.  Swaps give me a great chance to explore things I've never thought to do and selling funds my ability to swap so I see it as win/win lol. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 10, 2008 10:07:04 PM
Three more days! The anticipation is driving me crazy!!! Actually I think the wanting to go shopping is more like it. But that just sounds bad :D 3 days from the send outs I'll probably be wishing for 3 more crafting days ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 10:10:36 PM
it's actually 3 more days until sign ups end. then 3 more days while I crawl into a cave a begin the partnering up process.  :o so its actually 6 days from tonight.....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 10, 2008 10:34:21 PM
it's actually 3 more days until sign ups end. then 3 more days while I crawl into a cave a begin the partnering up process.  :o so its actually 6 days from tonight.....

Ugh! The pain! It's killing me! 6 days....I think I need brownies :D Then there's another football game (more stress/ more beer to drink).. maybe 8 days :D Yes, I need brownies! (just teasing Kish)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 10:40:22 PM
LOL 6 days tops. I promise  :-* I wouldn't want anyone to perish from the torture of waiting for partners!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 10, 2008 10:41:29 PM
That's crazy that 53 people think they can make this much stuff before Christmas. But I guess if you don't have kids, job, life then you might be able to find time.

WOW! I take serious offense to this comment. There are a lot of participants in this swap that DO have kids/pets/families, DO have jobs AND lives. We all just make it happen one way or another. If you think its crazy to think that 78 items can be put together in 2.5 months, then don't join. If you have concerns and don't think you have the time or commitment to juggle kids/job/life in general then don't join.

So please be careful how things are worded cause even though you may have had the best intentions, the way things are interpreted in a posting such as this can be really hurtful.


It came out wrong. Sorry Kish and Imafundork. No ill will meant. But I guess the fact that I don't know how to make many small items (earrings, notecards, etc) it would just be kinda hard to think of a ton of small things to make. I don't know why but I could think of some simple project to make and I always end up overdoing it and putting way too much thought and effort sometimes. I'm a perfectionist and a doubter in the things I make so I always keep adding more just to make sure my partner is happy. And the fact that you can buy a few things would help out. I would mainly want things for my kiddoes so I wouldn't have to buy anything for them for Christmas. Does anyone want to craft for little kids? I can do just about anything from sewing to stained glass, to different wall art like quilted wall hangings, paint chip mosaics, paintings, decopauge, etc, to making lap quilts, crochet (hats, scarves, stuffies, pot holders, swiffer covers, etc). I would also love some bath stuff since I don't know how to make it like soaps, bath salts, and anything natural.


Ooooh, I am dying to craft for kiddos and could send you even more bath scrubbies :D  I also am DYING for my number oen wish of the crocheted baking set on my wists....hint hint nudge nudge  LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: DIY ho on September 10, 2008 10:42:00 PM
I can't wait! No, I can. I need to plot some more! :D

We're up to 57 participants!!! Wow. I love that you've marked the vets, Kish! ;D 
And I like that you called some of us (me included) "12 Days virgins."  LMAO


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 10, 2008 10:50:13 PM
We're up to 57 participants!!! Wow. I love that you've marked the vets, Kish! ;D 
And I like that you called some of us (me included) "12 Days virgins."  LMAO

LOL glad you enjoyed that! :) I wonder how many participants we can round up in the next 3 days  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: oldprin on September 10, 2008 11:55:06 PM
Ahhh.. not that he would, but if the boyfriend starts to B*T*H about my spending... ;D Got that covered! He just went out and bought a new car!!! Tried to change photo to show ??? Will change tomorrow to one that I will keep for the rest of the swap :D just had to show the car & him for fun!

Now I just have to eat brownies and wait for my partner :D 6 days (sigh)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 11, 2008 12:56:43 AM
I had to fill boredom time and put together a flickr I've never really had anywhere with my crafty things I have made organized all in one spot (though the flickr really doesn't have everything I got bored after 176 images in one evening lol)  It also made me realize just how random I am (and how few projects I actually post on craftster) It also shocked me to realize that more than 1/2 of what I put up I did for swaps :O  lol



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 11, 2008 01:20:16 AM
I started the flickr account because of the things I made - I wanted to be able to remember what I had done before, and how I did it, what worked and what didn't.  It allows me to try and understand what makes a good photograph, and it's just nice to browse and remember swaps gone by....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 11, 2008 04:19:57 AM
please can I eat too much chocolate rather than perish whilst waiting for partners?  its a good comfort food!  all these people talking about brownies keep making me hungry - now i want to just stay home and bake!!

Incidentally Kitten Wrangler, just read your singalong and now I have Cliff Richard in my head!!  I used to love that song as a kid...  (and I can still singalong now!!) everybody ready...
and now, its music i've found, and I'M WIRED FOR SOUND!
oh dear  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 11, 2008 05:05:32 AM
please can I eat too much chocolate rather than perish whilst waiting for partners?  its a good comfort food!  all these people talking about brownies keep making me hungry - now i want to just stay home and bake!!

Incidentally Kitten Wrangler, just read your singalong and now I have Cliff Richard in my head!!  I used to love that song as a kid...  (and I can still singalong now!!) everybody ready...
and now, its music i've found, and I'M WIRED FOR SOUND!
oh dear  ;)

Hahhaahhahaahahahhahaahahhaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

I can't explain why, but I'm obsessed with it.....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mimiw on September 11, 2008 05:31:23 AM
I started the flickr account because of the things I made - I wanted to be able to remember what I had done before, and how I did it, what worked and what didn't.  It allows me to try and understand what makes a good photograph, and it's just nice to browse and remember swaps gone by....

One of the things I liked most about your Flickr were how many notes you had about each item  :)  I always forget to put any commentary at all and have to rack my brain trying to figure out how I made something.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Silly on September 11, 2008 08:00:27 AM
My imagination's running WILD today thinking of ideas.  I think I've developed a case of this "bored hand" syndrome some of you were talking about... I'm itching to craft!  But I know if I craft something unrelated to a swap right now I'll get some of that energy out of my system (and heaven forbid a craft swap become a chore!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 11, 2008 11:26:17 AM
i asked this a few pages back but never got an answer, so i'll ask again . . . i'm planning on making reusable (cloth) gift wrap and gift bags for my wrapping (so my partner will not only get the joy of unwrapping but also able to use it in their own gift giving) so would this be counted as one of the daily items?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 11, 2008 11:53:09 AM
i asked this a few pages back but never got an answer, so i'll ask again . . . i'm planning on making reusable (cloth) gift wrap and gift bags for my wrapping (so my partner will not only get the joy of unwrapping but also able to use it in their own gift giving) so would this be counted as one of the daily items?

i would think the bags def would idk about the gift wrap though


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 11, 2008 11:53:39 AM
I don't know what the official answer is, but I made a bag or two last year, but I didn't count them as part of the number in the gift. I was just wrapping to me. Hope that helps


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 11, 2008 12:33:01 PM
i asked this a few pages back but never got an answer, so i'll ask again . . . i'm planning on making reusable (cloth) gift wrap and gift bags for my wrapping (so my partner will not only get the joy of unwrapping but also able to use it in their own gift giving) so would this be counted as one of the daily items?

Honestly?  I would count it if it were coming to me, but if in doubt, establish it with your partner once they're assigned.  Then there can be no question, right?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 11, 2008 12:40:39 PM
It would be kinda cool, depending on the complexity of your gift wrap bags, since they're resuable, that if you wrapped each day in them, maybe your items for day 12 would be "12 gift bags (in use throughout this swap)"

that'd work for me; wonder what our fearless leader has to say?

sorry for the delayed answers, as chatty as this group is, it's hard to keep up!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on September 11, 2008 01:11:42 PM
I cant wait for partners!! I just sent out three swaps the other day, so I dont have anything to do till we get our partners! I hope I get someone that want kid stuff. I love making things for the kiddos!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 11, 2008 01:27:46 PM
I meant to respond to the gift wrap question the day it was posted but i guess it got lost in the shuffle. official answer is i wouldnt consider it as part of the days items.  i gave and received gift bags in the last round and neither of us counted them in. but i guess you could work that out with your partner.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: KatyMai on September 11, 2008 01:30:19 PM
It would be kinda cool, depending on the complexity of your gift wrap bags, since they're resuable, that if you wrapped each day in them, maybe your items for day 12 would be "12 gift bags (in use throughout this swap)"

I think thats quite a nice idea...

But as i would wrap all the gifts anyway, and technically even wrapping paper can be reused, if i made bags for things to be wrapped in i wouldnt count it as one of the items.

I think this is a case of each person will view it differently so once you have a partner you should discuss it with them.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 11, 2008 02:26:53 PM
I would say there are exceptions. if you embroidered a bag, made handmade wrapping paper, quilted a bag, etc. you can pm me and we can discuss it more if you want. :) on a side note, i was just diagnosed with a semi serious and painful medical condition which is not going to allow me to spend the time nor the energy swapping with you all.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 11, 2008 02:45:30 PM
Oh Kish, honey, I'm sorry hear that!  I'm sure we're all sad that you won't be swapping with us, but take care of yourself!  As long as you take care of yourself, I think we'll all be happy. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 11, 2008 03:07:29 PM
I would say there are exceptions. if you embroidered a bag, made handmade wrapping paper, quilted a bag, etc. you can pm me and we can discuss it more if you want. :) on a side note, i was just diagnosed with a semi serious and painful medical condition which is not going to allow me to spend the time nor the energy swapping with you all.

I hope it get less painful and less serious soon


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 11, 2008 03:12:49 PM
Oh Kish, honey, I'm sorry hear that!  I'm sure we're all sad that you won't be swapping with us, but take care of yourself!  As long as you take care of yourself, I think we'll all be happy. 


I too hope that it will become less serious and painful and that you do take care of yourself.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 11, 2008 03:28:26 PM
yes, your health is way more important to us. hope you'll be okay.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ckchan on September 11, 2008 04:25:56 PM
Please take care of yourself first!  I hope you feel better. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 11, 2008 04:33:13 PM
on a side note, i was just diagnosed with a semi serious and painful medical condition which is not going to allow me to spend the time nor the energy swapping with you all.

take care of you. we all wish you well.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 11, 2008 05:40:45 PM
Kish, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 11, 2008 05:46:14 PM
thanks for the PMs and well wishes. I will be fine in a few weeks, hopefully.  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 11, 2008 06:32:12 PM
Get well soon kish! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 11, 2008 07:14:23 PM
Wow, gone for 2 days and 6 pages! I love having stuff to read... it gets so boring just sitting at my desk all day. Although I would have much rather been here instead of home... laying in the dark and writhing with the worst cramps known to man. Somebody do a rain dance for the biggest bottle of midol to fall out of the sky for me, please??    :'(

I haven't read everyone else's comments, but I had to throw in that you are wrong. "man" does NOT know about cramps - at all. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 11, 2008 07:20:43 PM
I often find I get partners that love love LOVE the color purple, and it is the one color I despise (actually makes me feel queasy in certain shades lol) but I oblige them and make them purple things and try to not cut any corners and do a good job eventhough it's far from my personal color choice.   Though there are times I swear I am allergic to the color purple lol ;)  my main allergy is un neutered male cats and I can't think of any craft projects someone would want me to craft with that hahaha ;)

On the note of the crafting 78 items, I do think everyone is right it's a matter of making the time and how we manage our time.  I craft because I love it.  I craft all the time.  I craft on the sofa, in the car, in the kitchen in my craft room, with my children, on planes, in movie theaters,  at other people's houses. I craft wether I have a reason for it (such as a gift or swap) or not.   I suffer heavily from 'bored hand' syndrome.  I can't stand to have my hands not doing something.  It bugs many people when they first meet me, but when they realize it is a definite part of my personality they tend to get over it.  I attribute this to my grandma who started me sewing at a very young age, telling me that idle hands are the devil's playground, so she always kept me busy.  I'm not a religious person at all but I never have idle hands, and I  thank her for that.  And it's suffice to say I am a very busy person a sole proprietor, wife, mother of 2, volunteer with schools and military unit.  But I craft 1-8 things a day wether I am swapping or making for work, so a swap of this size actually appeals to me greatly.  It also gives me the opportunity to craft some things that maybe I wouldn't have considered making before.  

Swaps are like fuel for my creative fuel tank.  

Gothchics- make me a cat-hair sweater PRONTO!

(actually that would be bad - I'm allergic to cats too!)

I tried the whole "make something out of something you are allergic to" thing - I have pretty bad pollen and grass allergies, so heavily scented things do not work well with me, but I had this BRILLIANT idea to make sachets for a swap. I should have known when I was getting stuffy BEFORE leaving the craft store that this was a bad idea! They went in the mail today - so if anyone wants their partner to make them perfume, I would not be a good partner!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 11, 2008 07:43:47 PM
it's actually 3 more days until sign ups end. then 3 more days while I crawl into a cave a begin the partnering up process.  :o so its actually 6 days from tonight.....

I get paid in 5 days, so this is good for me :D no temptation to run up my credit cards with craft supplies waiting for payday ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 11, 2008 07:55:48 PM
I would say there are exceptions. if you embroidered a bag, made handmade wrapping paper, quilted a bag, etc. you can pm me and we can discuss it more if you want. :) on a side note, i was just diagnosed with a semi serious and painful medical condition which is not going to allow me to spend the time nor the energy swapping with you all.

sorry for my 4 posts in a row, I am just replying as I get to things, but this is my last one before bed, I promise :)

Kish- hope you feel better super soon! :( hopefully it isn't TOO serious (is curable/treatable/manageable) 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 11, 2008 08:14:20 PM
LOL I won't go into the details but I will say that my condition had to do with my immune system being run down and that is more than likely stress induced, so I am sure the magnitude of this swap is not helping, but all should be fine. :) I am in for the long run. Just gotta get through sign ups and partners and then you are pretty much all on your own.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 11, 2008 09:49:44 PM
Woo Hoo!! I'm in!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 11, 2008 10:15:23 PM
Woo Hoo!! I'm in!

Me, too!!! I am so excited!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 12, 2008 12:18:37 AM
Go us!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 12, 2008 12:25:41 AM
Go us!

yeah! more people to stalk lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Saor on September 12, 2008 01:11:06 AM
Take care of yourself Kish! I know from experience anything to do with a weakened immune system is not fun. I have talked myself into joining and then talked myself out of joining again. Now I am wavering. Guess I have till tomorrow to decide.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 12, 2008 03:38:53 AM
I just spent an hour on my 12 Days Spreadsheet. I have all of my days blocked out where I will keep track of what I made for each day. I have a list of ideas of things to buy, things to make, and I've already came up with a list of "themes" for each day. Everything can be changed easily once I stalk my partner, like "favorite color day".

I'm just so darn excited!!! I'm going to buy all of my wrapping paper and bows this weekend!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 12, 2008 03:59:28 AM
I've been doing some brainstorming, but mostly ive been doing squat. everytime fall rolls in and the rain comes, i get kinda gloomy. so i havent really done...anything...all week. :(

i need one of those natural sun lamps!

kish, you're in my <3 and prayers.

78 things is something..you can do as slow or as fast as possible..I know that last year I got alot of my little things done but then spent one weekend cranking out things.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 12, 2008 04:25:26 AM
i got in just in time :) cant wait for partners

oh just a note guys, my dads in hospital with a broken tibula bone and a titanium frame down his leg, so i might not be on every day, but i will be keeping in check. i kind of wanted to do this swap to get my mind of the whole issue


(for those who want to know, he broke his leg in the most stupid way. he was at the lights on his motorised scooter and it fell on him. :P lol 37 years of bike riding and the only major accident he has is when the thing's not even moving!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mcbenno on September 12, 2008 05:22:42 AM
I just spent an hour on my 12 Days Spreadsheet. I have all of my days blocked out where I will keep track of what I made for each day. I have a list of ideas of things to buy, things to make, and I've already came up with a list of "themes" for each day. Everything can be changed easily once I stalk my partner, like "favorite color day".

I'm just so darn excited!!! I'm going to buy all of my wrapping paper and bows this weekend!!!

OOH! favorite color day! I might have to steal this idea ;)

who is the mystery person in spot 59? ;) they should get a theme song! "invisible partner, invisible partner!" like a super hero! :D (some mornings I am really loopy when I wake up ;))


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 12, 2008 05:47:27 AM
(some mornings I am really loopy when I wake up ;))

Only when you wake up?  I hadn't noticed that there was any rhyme or reason to your loopiness.   ;D ;)

I just spent an hour on my 12 Days Spreadsheet.

Yay!  An organizational dork (total term of endearment!) after my own heart!  <3  I was going to hold off doing stuff like that, but now my competitive streak is firing up.  I may have to do that today.  (If I can't get a half day to go visit my friend and her new baby [8:52pm last night!] at the hospital today.)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 12, 2008 06:23:49 AM
Wow, gone for 2 days and 6 pages! I love having stuff to read... it gets so boring just sitting at my desk all day. Although I would have much rather been here instead of home... laying in the dark and writhing with the worst cramps known to man. Somebody do a rain dance for the biggest bottle of midol to fall out of the sky for me, please??    :'(

I haven't read everyone else's comments, but I had to throw in that you are wrong. "man" does NOT know about cramps - at all. ;)

Haha, good point. Although my poor DH is getting a pretty throrough second hand education in them this week. He's pretty much had to do everything since Monday.  *says in her puppy voice* He's a good little DH.

Kish, I hope you start feeling better soon. I'll be thinking about you!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: TAOJ on September 12, 2008 09:11:15 AM
I hope that everyone and their family members are on the mend. Take care of yourself Kish, get the immune system back on track  :)

I like to wait until I get my partners questionnaire, then I write down ideas while reading it and then try to figure out how I'll work each day.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 12, 2008 09:56:20 AM
I will be closing sign ups tomorrow! I will close when we have enough participants to make each pair. If we have 1 extra I am sorry but you will not be able to participate unless you can procure yourself a partner. I WILL NOT have a group of 3 for this type of swap. Thanks for understanding!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 12, 2008 10:01:25 AM
Also, tomorrow at 3PM my time (california PST) is the LAST DAY to request partners! If you have a specific someone that you might enjoy swapping with (or even someone that you don't want to swap with because you have been partners in 4 out of 10 swaps LOL or any other reason) please send me a PM and I will see what I can do for you!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lunanne on September 12, 2008 10:18:53 AM
I just checked the first page, 61 participants, it's going to be a huge swap!

Also, why don't I have a little star next to my name, I'm a veteran too!  :( ;) :-*

I can't wait for partners!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 12, 2008 10:24:50 AM
Also, why don't I have a little star next to my name, I'm a veteran too!  :( ;) :-*

woops! SOrry I will put an asterisk next to your name! Anyone else a 12 days veteran that I overlooked?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 12, 2008 10:29:17 AM
Today is the LAST day you can drop out of this swap. If there is anyone that thinks they will not be able to handle the amount of items crafted, the amount of $ spent on supplies/shipping, the amount of time dedicated to communicating with me and your partner please drop out now. No harm done, you won't receive any negative feedback it will just be removed from your swap profile all together. Thanks!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 12, 2008 11:05:57 AM
I just spent an hour on my 12 Days Spreadsheet. I have all of my days blocked out where I will keep track of what I made for each day. I have a list of ideas of things to buy, things to make, and I've already came up with a list of "themes" for each day. Everything can be changed easily once I stalk my partner, like "favorite color day".

I'm just so darn excited!!! I'm going to buy all of my wrapping paper and bows this weekend!!!

snerk.. overachiever. ;)

kidding.. what a good idea.. I might take that technique and borrow it. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 12, 2008 11:08:19 AM
I'm soooooooo ready for partners I think I could explode!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 12, 2008 11:16:00 AM
I got some cute crafting books from the library and now have a great greeting card design.  I also got some natural beauty books, and the eggnog lotion looks fantastic, but I'm superiffy about shipping something that perishable. 

Anyone had experience sending body stuff with oil in it?  Shipping priority in cold weather it can't go too funky, can it?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 12, 2008 11:39:37 AM
Just sent in my questionnaire.  Hope I wasn't the last because I don't want to run the risk of being "odd woman out" in the event of an odd number of interested swappers  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 12, 2008 11:39:50 AM
why does everyone's library have awesome stuff 'cept for mine.

:(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 12, 2008 11:40:54 AM
I'm in this swap for the long haul, I'm broke right now but that will be changing in about a month ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 12, 2008 11:50:55 AM
I'm in this swap for the long haul, I'm broke right now but that will be changing in about a month ;D

I'm broke too.  But that will change when I win the Powerball on Saturday.  No, really.  It's all mine.  *pleasepleasepleaseplease*

I got some cute crafting books from the library and now have a great greeting card design.  I also got some natural beauty books.

I've been interested in making that sort of stuff, but always figured it was out of my range of accomplishment.  Does it look hard to do?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 12, 2008 12:05:22 PM
I'm in this swap for the long haul, I'm broke right now but that will be changing in about a month ;D

me too.  And today was payday!  But, I just mailed swap packages today, paid bills & bought groceries.  But, now im broke again.  But, Ive got alot of ideas for stuff to make using supplies I already have.  Plus, sendouts arent until Dec. so, Ive got plenty of time to save up some $ for this swap.  Plus, im not going to be signing up for any swaps since Im doing this big swap.  Im real excited to get a partner so I can start crafting!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 12, 2008 12:09:56 PM
I'm already hiding cash around in random places to make sure I have enough for shipping. Right now I've actually got some cash- it was supposed to be for clothes, but really, in the grand scheme of things, is it that big of a deal that I've worn the same pair of pants all week?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 12, 2008 12:14:12 PM
why does everyone's library have awesome stuff 'cept for mine.

:(

mine is supposed to have awesome stuff lol but they are always checked out, so I haven't even bothered to consider looking in a very long time lol.  I'm a big fan of borders books and borders.com.  I participate in their rewards program (which is free unlike some other book stores)  almost weekly I get a coupon for anywhere from 20 to 40% off any book of my choice, and my spending is accumulated and I get borders bucks.  Next month I have $40 in borders bucks to go towards books.  They even sent me a 25% off coupon for my birthday last week.

I also love Goodwill for books, I seriously found a first edition Vogue sewing book in perfect condition for $1.50 in there (would have been $3 but it was a holiday sale).  I absolutely love all the wonderful mod photographs and drawings it has in it.  It pays serious tribute to a time when fashion was all about couture (says the girl who lives in T's and jeans lol)

craigslist is good for things like books too (as well as craft supplies, I found a seller with a ton of very high end yarns on there selling them all for $1-$5 a skein)  

So just a few other search place ideas for those that might be in need of them :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 12, 2008 12:16:37 PM
I'm already hiding cash around in random places to make sure I have enough for shipping. Right now I've actually got some cash- it was supposed to be for clothes, but really, in the grand scheme of things, is it that big of a deal that I've worn the same pair of pants all week?

It's actually better for them to wear them more than once between washings.  Will make them last longer.  I love my jeans the 3rd time I wear them, that is when they are the most comfortable (and when they look the best on me).   (note this theory does not work for young children that run and fall out side or play in mud puddles lol)  But for adults that don't get completely disgusting every day it's really better for the life of your garment :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 12, 2008 12:30:49 PM
Yeah, I'm definitely not a laundry obsessive girl. Although right now it's not so much a lack of clean pants as much as a lack of pants in general.... It seems that either all of my bottoms have shrunk or, well, I need to (at least I need to, to get into them). I think the latter's more accurate.  :-[


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 12, 2008 12:34:34 PM
kittenwrangler, i just used your wists to beef mine - and i'd made quite a few of the things in it!!  i love it when that happens, it makes me feel skilled...  maybe we should do cross-world - might have to be the 12 days after christmas swap!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 12, 2008 12:39:08 PM
Some natural beauty (or plain old beauty) products are hard, like cold process soap scares me.  Somethings have herbs and odd ingredients that I wouldn't want to try and use, but some stuff is easy---epsom salt, sea salt, a few drops essential oil and you're done.  I'll see what my partner is into before I start going crazy with the concoctions.

My library is in a good sized metro area, and is part of a statewide library system, so we've got good stuff.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 12, 2008 12:42:58 PM
I just spent an hour on my 12 Days Spreadsheet. I have all of my days blocked out where I will keep track of what I made for each day. I have a list of ideas of things to buy, things to make, and I've already came up with a list of "themes" for each day. Everything can be changed easily once I stalk my partner, like "favorite color day".

I'm just so darn excited!!! I'm going to buy all of my wrapping paper and bows this weekend!!!

snerk.. overachiever. ;)

kidding.. what a good idea.. I might take that technique and borrow it. :)


 ;D I had to do SOMETHING. I was sitting here yesterday trying to convince myself it's not too early to put up the Christmas tree. I finally asked my husband and he said I have to wait until at least November 1st. I guess I can tolerate that since I usually put it up Thanksgiving night.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 12, 2008 12:45:24 PM
We have 10 libraries in my city.  But, I only go to the one close to our house though.  Its one of the smaller ones.  But the good thing about it is, if I want a book that is at one of the other library locations they can send it to the one close to me! ;D  Anyways, Ive got 5 craft books checked out right now, Im soooo ready for this swap!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 12, 2008 01:49:12 PM
Some natural beauty (or plain old beauty) products are hard, like cold process soap scares me.  Somethings have herbs and odd ingredients that I wouldn't want to try and use, but some stuff is easy---epsom salt, sea salt, a few drops essential oil and you're done.  I'll see what my partner is into before I start going crazy with the concoctions.

I've actually contemplated making bath and body stuff too.  (That is if my future partner would like something like that.)  I was really nervous the first time I tried making soap.  But it really wasn't as difficult as I first thought.  The hardest part was finding a local source for the lye.  It's been a few years since I made a batch of cold process soap.  With a nice long crafting period, there would be plenty of time for it to cure before sendouts.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 2711 on September 12, 2008 02:07:13 PM
Also, why don't I have a little star next to my name, I'm a veteran too!  :( ;) :-*

woops! SOrry I will put an asterisk next to your name! Anyone else a 12 days veteran that I overlooked?

Me!  ;D (I did the last two!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 12, 2008 02:10:15 PM
Also, why don't I have a little star next to my name, I'm a veteran too!  :( ;) :-*
woops! SOrry I will put an asterisk next to your name! Anyone else a 12 days veteran that I overlooked?
Me!  ;D (I did the last two!)

sorry ladies! you have your asterisk now! :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: hellobint on September 12, 2008 02:17:29 PM
so now i have to go to bed - how many will we be up to by the time it closes?  i'm guessing 72 all in!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: moonshae on September 12, 2008 02:40:00 PM



I also love Goodwill for books, I seriously found a first edition Vogue sewing book in perfect condition for $1.50 in there (would have been $3 but it was a holiday sale).  I absolutely love all the wonderful mod photographs and drawings it has in it.  It pays serious tribute to a time when fashion was all about couture (says the girl who lives in T's and jeans lol)


"When clothing was couture" is why I'm at school learning how to make clothes and patterns. In a class full of people who just want to be designers and hate making things wearing $5 tshirts from China grrrr...

A friend bought me a sewing book from the 50s, it's awesome. And scarily fashionable in places!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 12, 2008 03:29:34 PM



I also love Goodwill for books, I seriously found a first edition Vogue sewing book in perfect condition for $1.50 in there (would have been $3 but it was a holiday sale).  I absolutely love all the wonderful mod photographs and drawings it has in it.  It pays serious tribute to a time when fashion was all about couture (says the girl who lives in T's and jeans lol)


"When clothing was couture" is why I'm at school learning how to make clothes and patterns. In a class full of people who just want to be designers and hate making things wearing $5 tshirts from China grrrr...

A friend bought me a sewing book from the 50s, it's awesome. And scarily fashionable in places!

I am a huge vintage sewing book fanatic. I especially love the 1940/50's ones. I have well over 20 vintage books, and everytime I go to a sale, the bookstore or the annual boy scout sale I scrounge for these books. The best thing about the boy scout sale the following weekend they have a free day so most times I wait until then to get them. I can always tell the 1950's ones as they have a green cover.

I am currently a fashion design student, too but have pretty much been self taught. But am still learning new things everyday!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 12, 2008 03:41:07 PM
Wow, I love how huge the swapper list is getting.  Is it silly that I get all excited when there is a swapper of the non-female persuasion on the list?  I just lurv it!  Yay for boys!  LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 12, 2008 03:55:07 PM
I just spent an hour on my 12 Days Spreadsheet. I have all of my days blocked out where I will keep track of what I made for each day. I have a list of ideas of things to buy, things to make, and I've already came up with a list of "themes" for each day. Everything can be changed easily once I stalk my partner, like "favorite color day".

I'm just so darn excited!!! I'm going to buy all of my wrapping paper and bows this weekend!!!

snerk.. overachiever. ;)

kidding.. what a good idea.. I might take that technique and borrow it. :)


 ;D I had to do SOMETHING. I was sitting here yesterday trying to convince myself it's not too early to put up the Christmas tree. I finally asked my husband and he said I have to wait until at least November 1st. I guess I can tolerate that since I usually put it up Thanksgiving night.

I am lucky in I live alone and have actually worked twinkle lights into a lovely addition to my everyday decor.. helps with getting my twinkle light fix in between the holiday seasons :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: SewingLori on September 12, 2008 04:29:34 PM
I just sent my info in. I can't believe I am doing this swap again. It is SO MUCH work, but so fun and worth it, too.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 12, 2008 04:46:43 PM
Wow, I love how huge the swapper list is getting.  Is it silly that I get all excited when there is a swapper of the non-female persuasion on the list?  I just lurv it!  Yay for boys!  LOL

No not at all! My hubby helped picked some fabric for the lining of a bag I was commissioned for and I was deliriously happy! It is my dream that one day my hubby will craft with me. It may be a pipe dream, but I'm good with that.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: superhooker on September 12, 2008 04:55:59 PM
Every once in a while, at a yarn store, my hubby will be looking at some awesome yarn and he'll say, "do you have any books with good instructions for learning to knit?"

I think I have to stop screaming for joy when he says it, though...I think that scares him...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 12, 2008 05:00:02 PM
Heh, my husband actually enjoys going to Michael's and things like that.  He has pretty much done all the decorating in our house, and I must say, done a darn good job.  If it wasn't for the fishing and the football and the pr0n, I might be concerned for my marriage!  LOL

 :o

 ;)


(Inappropriate!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: ckchan on September 12, 2008 05:02:01 PM
My fiance just asked me if I wanted to go to JoAnn's today!  Yay!!! :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Saor on September 12, 2008 05:04:57 PM
Men and their pron eh? Lol you make me laugh biskit ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 12, 2008 05:08:24 PM
Men and their pron eh? Lol you make me laugh biskit ;D

That's kinda my thing, I'm the funny fat guy!  Everyone needs one around, right?

So, once I get my sewing machine back in order (some serious trouble shooting needs to be done this weekend before I decide if I need to bring in somewhere) I should be all set to start crafting.  Then, LOOKOUT KIDS!  There's gonna be yarn and fabric and paper and beads and ephemera flying EVERYWHERE!!!    ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 12, 2008 05:14:41 PM
Every time I log on there are three more pages to read. :) This makes me crazy happy. Hubby just asked for some of whatever I'm smoking.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 12, 2008 05:19:09 PM
Every time I log on there are three more pages to read. :) This makes me crazy happy. Hubby just asked for some of whatever I'm smoking.  :D

My hubby asks me that all the time.  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lootyaj on September 12, 2008 05:20:22 PM
OMG OMG OMG  I'm on the list!  I've been sitting on my completed questionaire for days and I finally just hit the 'send' button!  I'm freakin excited!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
(couldn't tell, huh?)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: beckster on September 12, 2008 05:50:10 PM
This swap is going to be freakin' ginormous!!  50 some odd participants and already 62 pages of chit chat!  We haven't even gotten partners yet!  Phew! :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 12, 2008 06:21:09 PM
I get a kick out of big chatty swaps I think they are my favorites lol. I had more fun with the giant multi theme swap than I can even express I just have to try really really hard not to overdo it (I say that now but I'm a spoiler and I have a real hard time telling myself to scale back my ideas)

I think this one will be equally fun


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 12, 2008 06:28:30 PM
I get a kick out of big chatty swaps I think they are my favorites lol. I had more fun with the giant multi theme swap than I can even express I just have to try really really hard not to overdo it (I say that now but I'm a spoiler and I have a real hard time telling myself to scale back my ideas)

I think this one will be equally fun

At least you've got the talent to back up your ideas, GothChics!  I get big crazy ideas, and they never turn out quite as good as I'd envisioned.   :-\  That's the only thing that worries me about this swap.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 12, 2008 06:32:29 PM
This is going to be fun ;D  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 12, 2008 06:46:32 PM
At least you've got the talent to back up your ideas, GothChics!  I get big crazy ideas, and they never turn out quite as good as I'd envisioned.   :-\  That's the only thing that worries me about this swap.


Don't sell yourself short, littlebiskit!  I'm sure you've got more than enough talent to make an awesome package.  Your projects look pretty great to me. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 12, 2008 06:48:03 PM
Every once in a while, at a yarn store, my hubby will be looking at some awesome yarn and he'll say, "do you have any books with good instructions for learning to knit?"

I think I have to stop screaming for joy when he says it, though...I think that scares him...

lol I tried to teach the hubby to knit once. I teach 3rd-6th graders to knit, taught my daughter when she was four. They ALL did better than him. I decided I don't need him to knit, but other things yes. I envy you that he even asked! I had to beg for months.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 12, 2008 06:49:11 PM
At least you've got the talent to back up your ideas, GothChics!  I get big crazy ideas, and they never turn out quite as good as I'd envisioned.   :-\  That's the only thing that worries me about this swap.


Don't sell yourself short, littlebiskit!  I'm sure you've got more than enough talent to make an awesome package.  Your projects look pretty great to me. :)

I guess I'll lump myself in with the people who said they would like to be paired with someone who likes what they make.  I think the problem is that have such a short attention span, that I only make prototypes!  I never get to the perfecting stage.  LOL.  (And thanks, BTW, that's very sweet of you to say!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 12, 2008 06:53:24 PM
It's getting awfully chatty in here! LOL I have set up a chat room on chatzy.com You do not need to register, at least I don't think you do.

here is the URL: http://www.chatzy.com/750087698056
password is: craftster

I will be logged into the chat room most of the time and we can all go in there and talk about whatever and/or ask me questions. :)

I'd love to see you all in there! Don't forget to BOOKMARK the link!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 12, 2008 06:54:28 PM
I get a kick out of big chatty swaps I think they are my favorites lol. I had more fun with the giant multi theme swap than I can even express I just have to try really really hard not to overdo it (I say that now but I'm a spoiler and I have a real hard time telling myself to scale back my ideas)

I think this one will be equally fun

I loved the multi theme swap it was a ton of fun thats why I signed up for this one


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 12, 2008 07:25:38 PM
there are about 10 of us chatting in the chat room. come join us! http://www.chatzy.com/750087698056 password craftster


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Jenicat on September 12, 2008 07:26:41 PM
Aaah!  My chat froze!  :(

Well, I need to eat dinner anyway... :) Hahaha.  It's sitting here getting cold.

Um, back to swap-related chatter...

I got the new Current catalog (you know, they sell wrapping paper and stuff) and I was looking through the... wrapping paper... and saw a couple I thought would be really cute for the gifts in this swap.  Unless my partner wants me to recycle paper bags and stuff, which I would be more than happy to do too... actually, now that I think of it, I like that idea.  Carving rubber stamps and stamping the gifts. 

Well, whichever.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: buckeyebeadgirl on September 12, 2008 08:33:34 PM
I joined a few days ago but somehow forgot to post (not sure how that happened??)!!   I can't wait for partners and to start crafting!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: rira on September 12, 2008 08:40:27 PM
mmm...chat rooms are nice and cozy!


and my productivity just decreased.  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: nicolatte on September 13, 2008 01:15:36 AM
Holy reindeer, 63 pages?! You gals are awesome 8) I must say, I'm super excited about this swap! And Kish, I don't know how you do it (over 50 people now!! Wow!), but thanks for organizing such a sweet swap, I'm glad I decided to join! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 13, 2008 02:08:57 AM
I am super excited!  I hope that Kish got my partner request because the two of us are brain storming like crazy :D  I cannot believe how big this swap is...okay, I can, but you know what I mean. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 13, 2008 02:17:06 AM
i sent my questionaire in but am now hoping i don't end up as odd man out :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 13, 2008 04:11:11 AM
I am super excited!  I hope that Kish got my partner request because the two of us are brain storming like crazy :D  I cannot believe how big this swap is...okay, I can, but you know what I mean. 

partner request?  I must of missed that post of it.  eh, oh well, I will be happy no matter whom Im partnered with. ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 13, 2008 06:55:43 AM
sorry i'm quiet, i'm trying to get caught up but all 3 of my kids are taking turns getting a nasty flu with my 11 month old possibly needing to be hospitalized if she doesn't improve by days end, so forgive if i'm not responding to pms/posts promptly. i have pm'd any partner requests i had (if you didn't get it kish just let me know) i am here just indisposed at the moment   


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lootyaj on September 13, 2008 07:30:53 AM
Is it partner time yet?  (said in my best winey voice)

Seriously, though, last years swap was responsible for me getting into swaps.   I loved all the packages so much, and it seemed like such fun.  I almost missed the cut-off date on this one though, and I'm so glad I didn't! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: marcusandila on September 13, 2008 07:51:43 AM
Partner time!? lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 13, 2008 09:15:39 AM
Isn't it on the 16th? :D Although I'd be really glad if I was wrong...maybe it is today! :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: Lootyaj on September 13, 2008 09:29:15 AM
Isn't it on the 16th? :D Although I'd be really glad if I was wrong...maybe it is today! :D

Yeah, your right. I have to make myself wait patiently until then.... I could only wish it was today...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: lairsa on September 13, 2008 10:23:51 AM
Yeah, your right. I have to make myself wait patiently until then.... I could only wish it was today...

Don't worry, I'm in the same boat. :D I'm actually just trying to forget when the partners are going to come out so I won't be obsessively checking my inbox. :D

Although I will still be obsessively checking this forum. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (09/13 Today is the LAST day to sign up!!!)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 13, 2008 11:08:19 AM
I just realized I will be going out of town the day we find out our partners
 :'(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (09/13 Today is the LAST day to sign up!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on September 13, 2008 11:27:27 AM
Finally, the last day of sign-ups is here!! Now we just have to wait a couple more days for partners!! I am so excited to start!!!! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (09/13 Today is the LAST day to sign up!!!)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 11:56:10 AM
we are in the chat room. come join us: http://www.chatzy.com/750087698056


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 12:51:55 PM
We are CLOSED! WOOT!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 13, 2008 12:54:01 PM
How many did we close with, Kish?  I'm assuming the front page right now isn't correct?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 12:57:01 PM
How many did we close with, Kish?  I'm assuming the front page right now isn't correct?

we closed with 67 participants, minus myself (1) who is not swapping, leaves us with 66 swappers.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 13, 2008 12:57:58 PM
Gotcha!  I didn't see that you were on the list.  That makes more sense now.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 12:59:11 PM
Just to torture all of you I added a nice little link to my signature line! :) Enjoy!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: KatyMai on September 13, 2008 02:02:48 PM
lmao, i love the siggy... is it bad that i wantched it countdown for a while hoping it would skip a few hours by accident?!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 13, 2008 03:21:22 PM
Kish I love your sig!!! Such a simple website made me all giddy with swap partner happiness!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: ckchan on September 13, 2008 03:51:06 PM
Great addition to your signature!  I bet this gets you less pm!  Can't wait!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 03:55:42 PM
Great addition to your signature!  I bet this gets you less pm!  Can't wait!!!

LOL! I hope so. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 13, 2008 04:06:07 PM
I always enter the chat room when no one is in it :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 13, 2008 04:22:40 PM
Haha, kish, you are a tease.   :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 13, 2008 04:27:01 PM
YAY!!!! i'm in ;D  i can NOT wait for partners!!! and please everyone remember, this is very important..... I WAS PROMISED BROWNIES ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 04:45:17 PM
NEW COUNTDOWN CLOCK!!! Click the link!!! teehee....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: imafundork on September 13, 2008 04:50:09 PM
NEW COUNTDOWN CLOCK!!! Click the link!!! teehee....

hahaha...I love how Santa is pointing, almost as if he's scolding.

"He's making a list, checking it twice...gonna find out who's naughty or nice..."  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 13, 2008 06:02:05 PM
I wanna know my partner nowwwwww....

*whine stamp foot whine*

Okay, done whining. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 06:28:03 PM
I wanna know my partner nowwwwww....
*whine stamp foot whine*
Okay, done whining. :D
oh no you didn't! lairsa will be the last to get her partner! :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 13, 2008 06:59:18 PM
oh no you didn't! lairsa will be the last to get her partner! :P

;_____________________;

Darn. XD Oh well. I shall have to put my skills of denial to use...

*forgets about the date of partner-giving*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 13, 2008 07:49:36 PM
dear future partner,
 i've been expanding my questionaire! there's more info on lots of stuff now. :)


(it keeps me from fretting about partners)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 13, 2008 09:03:32 PM
dear future partner,
 i've been expanding my questionaire! there's more info on lots of stuff now. :)


(it keeps me from fretting about partners)

LOL. Nice method. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: mcbenno on September 13, 2008 09:34:13 PM
I wanna know my partner nowwwwww....

*whine stamp foot whine*

Okay, done whining. :D

Naughty! Santa puts you on the naughty list!

;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 13, 2008 09:40:12 PM
Naughty! Santa puts you on the naughty list!

;)

Haha! Maybe I should bribe the elves with brownies... ;D

If kish is the one assigning partners...does that make her Mrs. Santa? (and mr. kish Mr. Santa?)  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 13, 2008 10:19:36 PM
If kish is the one assigning partners...does that make her Mrs. Santa? (and mr. kish Mr. Santa?)  ;D

LMAO!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: SheridanLA on September 13, 2008 11:30:39 PM
dear future partner,
 i've been expanding my questionaire! there's more info on lots of stuff now. :)


(it keeps me from fretting about partners)

I am doing the same thing... so, future-partner-whomever-you-might-be, I'll pass it along.. hopefully it will help more. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 13, 2008 11:41:57 PM
kittenwrangler, i just used your wists to beef mine - and i'd made quite a few of the things in it!!  i love it when that happens, it makes me feel skilled...  maybe we should do cross-world - might have to be the 12 days after christmas swap!!

I may just take you up on that. Next year. :p


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: DIY ho on September 13, 2008 11:55:16 PM
I always enter the chat room when no one is in it :(

Me too, apparently. But I've been logging on late at night lately. (And by "late" I mean midnight to 2am EST.) ;D  Although right now, it's... 2:55am... eeps. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 14, 2008 12:01:31 AM
well if anyone is still up I'll sit in for a bit :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 14, 2008 03:43:24 AM
cant wait for partners:)

sometimes i get annoyed with christmas because my birthdays in november and all the shops have the christmas up before my bday. but this year because of the swap its to my advantage :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 14, 2008 06:20:50 AM
dear future partner,
 i've been expanding my questionaire! there's more info on lots of stuff now. :)


(it keeps me from fretting about partners)

Me too.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 14, 2008 07:32:48 AM
I'm really excited! Sp...what's everyone's big wish?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 14, 2008 07:41:37 AM
Well mcbenno's birthday is 3 days after Christmas so sometimes people just give her a pile of gifts at our Christmas celebration and make the pile for both holidays... that must be annoying. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: TAOJ on September 14, 2008 08:41:42 AM
I'm really excited! Sp...what's everyone's big wish?

My big wish is a spinning wheel, but I know that I won't actually get it, its just something I keep wishing for  after all it did say "big wish" :D

I'm sad that when our partners come out I'll be asleep  :(  At least it will give me something to look forward to when I wake up other than just getting ready for work, wonder if I'll be late that day  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 14, 2008 08:52:53 AM
cant wait for partners:)

sometimes i get annoyed with christmas because my birthdays in november and all the shops have the christmas up before my bday. but this year because of the swap its to my advantage :)

My birthday is 15 days before chirstmas and everyone always combines the two it makes me so mad and I always feel cheated  :-[


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 14, 2008 09:48:28 AM
my birthday is in a whole nother year and i get combined gifts!! well not any more i'm too old. i get money from my parents and cards from everyone else, but it sucked when i was kid.

i did get a party though, but had to share that with my sister and cousin! her birthday is the 20th and his birthdays was the same as mine (2 weeks after xmas) we hated it!! my kids and my sisters have ridiculously close birthdays but every one get their own!

back on topic . . . i didn't add as much as i'd like to the questionaire but i am hoping to have some good convos with my partner in the first few days after getting partners


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 14, 2008 10:36:42 AM
Happy Sunday to all of you! I have read every single questionnaire and have begun to partner people up. I would ask that if there is anyone that has changed their mind about not being able to ship outside of their country, please PM me ASAP! Thanks!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 14, 2008 11:38:27 AM
My birthday's on the last day of the year.

So I only get one present during the Christmas season. D:

The tags usually write:

To lairsa,

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

P.S. Happy Birthday too!

From, Sender

 :-\

 :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 14, 2008 12:28:32 PM
Phew!  Caught up wth all the posts.  Just eagerly awaiting my partner!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: onegroovyday on September 14, 2008 01:11:27 PM
almost partner time....yea!!!!!...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 14, 2008 02:34:20 PM
My birthday's on the last day of the year.

So I only get one present during the Christmas season. D:

The tags usually write:

To lairsa,

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

P.S. Happy Birthday too!

From, Sender

 :-\

 :D

My friend's birthday is December 25.

She gets a b'day present from me, but not a xmas one. :)

And my big wish is too big to expect it to be fulfilled. I'm cool with that.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 14, 2008 02:37:26 PM
my big wish is too big to expect anyone would do it too.  But hey I was dreaming big lol and it was fun.  Though it is craftable lol.  I should just stop being lazy and make it (ok it's not being lazy really there are other issues at play like I'd rather make things for someone else than for me)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 14, 2008 02:38:48 PM
(ok it's not being lazy really there are other issues at play like I'd rather make things for someone else than for me)

ditto. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Silly on September 14, 2008 02:40:45 PM
I'm very happy my birthday is a long ways from Christmas, as I have cousins/friends who always get combined gifts.  It's hard, too, if you're buying for one of those people because usually I can only think of one really special gift, so even if I get two, one isn't that great :-\

I'm hoping for this swap I'll be able to think of TWELVE (or really 78) special things!  It'll be a challenge, that's for sure, but hopefully the ideas I already have will match up with my future partner's questionaire :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Silly on September 14, 2008 02:41:47 PM
(ok it's not being lazy really there are other issues at play like I'd rather make things for someone else than for me)

ditto. ;)

I don't really understand why it's so much more difficult to craft things for myself than others; I know exactly what I want/need but I never have motivation for some reason...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 14, 2008 03:53:18 PM
My big wish is a messenger bag with a matching laptop sleeve and cd holder. I know not that big of a wish but, I am a fashion design student who is at the moment doing my classes online but might decide to go to campus next year (all the way to San Francisco).


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: yoyowa on September 14, 2008 04:05:44 PM
I totally have a more beefed up questionaire too - how did i forget i'd LOVE a resin making kit? I want to try it so bad!!! OOOOO and my mom made our stockings soooo long ago (they're quilted I believe) and we lost hers! I've been meaning to make her one similiar to what we had but I'm not much of a quilter and never had the time so that would be totally awesome (i could did them up for my future partner and get pics of what they look like and dimensions...) sorry to ramble but I just remembered that...


hmmm....my big wish??? I don't remember what i put...*checks questionairre*, or ya, a ribbon holder (not the box kind, the kind that your can put in the wall or something)...hmmm how random of me to put that..i'd don't expect it because I'd need a massive wooden one, and that's hard to ship but it is just a wish


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: edelC on September 14, 2008 04:16:24 PM
wow I've just been catching up on 20 pages or so of messages.

I've spent the day in a crafting orgy, just about finished the 13 days of halloween swap, that is 78+13 items folks...! and just about 6 small items to finish, then wrap and send, just in time for this swap

yes I am officially a swap addict...but its soo much fun..

cant wait to get partners!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 14, 2008 04:44:35 PM
I've spent the day in a crafting orgy, just about finished the 13 days of halloween swap, that is 78+13 items folks...! and just about 6 small items to finish, then wrap and send, just in time for this swap

I can't believe you and beckster are doing BOTH of these swaps! kudos to both!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 14, 2008 05:00:15 PM
my birthday is in May. it's awesome, almost evenly spaced enough!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 14, 2008 05:26:25 PM
Oh, im so excited to get partners!  And my big wish, I'd be happy with some amigurumi books, or perhaps a few yards of tattoo fabrics.  Oh, yes, that would be lovely!   :D  I assume that do-able for this swap.  I wonder what my partners big wish is?  Hmmmmm....hopefully its something I can fullfill.  Im pretty flexiable when it comes to crafts, so im hopeing its something that I could make. ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 14, 2008 06:42:54 PM
Oh, im so excited to get partners!  And my big wish, I'd be happy with some amigurumi books, or perhaps a few yards of tattoo fabrics

Ooooo fabric...... :D



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 14, 2008 07:13:31 PM
Quote
I'd be happy with some amigurumi books, or perhaps a few yards of tattoo fabrics.

ooooh missmoppet, you would be happy in my craft closet! (It's a big closet, I promise  :P)

and on the subject of a big wish, mine was the 'cleaves' cowl from knitty.com. I have wanted one forever, but I'm such an impatient knitter that I'm too scared to even start it since I know I'd never finish it. My (more realistic) wish was for a xmas tree skirt.This is really my first xmas out on my own and I have no decorations! What's a girl to do?!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 14, 2008 07:49:29 PM
My big wish was for a fisherman style knit sweater for my mom. She's wanted one forever but I can't knit. :( It's craft-able but not expected as I'm sure it takes waaayyyy to long to do . lol  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 14, 2008 08:15:42 PM
My friend's birthday is December 25.

She gets a b'day present from me, but not a xmas one. :)

Ah! I also have a friend who was born on Christmas Day! :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 14, 2008 08:18:11 PM
My big wish is a quilt. It did say big wish.

No one's in the chat room :(

Goth, I think we started something. Every time I go in the chat room someone says something about it being busy at 4 am. LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: imafundork on September 14, 2008 09:01:54 PM
My friend's birthday is December 25.

She gets a b'day present from me, but not a xmas one. :)

Ah! I also have a friend who was born on Christmas Day! :D

My youngest brother was born on Christmas (he'll be ten this year).  My parents made a big deal about him sharing a birthday with Jesus when he was little so instead of hating it, he thinks he has the coolest birthday ever.   ;D He gets a cake every year that says "Happy Birthday Jesus and Daniel!"  The bakery staff always think my stepmom is crazy!  :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 14, 2008 09:12:21 PM
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Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 14, 2008 10:11:23 PM
my big christmas wish is a dr who scarf  ;) ;)nudge nudge gives puppy dog eyes lol(tutorial- http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/instruct.php) if i got this, future partner, i would be dionysiac (my word for the day meaning ecstatic beyond words :P)

not as long as the real one of course


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 14, 2008 10:19:10 PM
My big wish right now would be a snug bag for my new laptop.  I didn't have a laptop when I sent in my questionaire!  But I have a lot of large wishes.  Plus, I'm a large lady, and clothing is always welcome, but that's kind of extra-large depending on how handy you are sewing, dear partner, whoever you may be.   ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: moonshae on September 15, 2008 01:01:59 AM
I agree with the whole "my questionaire feels a little empty now" sentiment so hopefully my partner is happy to ask questions and chat with me!
My big wish, following the trend, was a jumper - tubey from the knitty website. The style the colours... *drool* But like others here, making seems to mostly happen for other people, not myself.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 15, 2008 01:23:20 AM
My SIL was born on Christmas day.  I understand how much that could suck as a kid, but the woman is almost 40 and still demnads that our family celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve and no one does anything Christmsa-like on Christmas.  It is so frustrating.  We are very careful to make sure that she gets a seperate birthday gift in birthday wrapping with a birthday card.  She gets her very own birthday cake and we even skip the Christmas dinner for her.  When she was a kid, Santa used to come on the night of the 23rd just so that she could have a non-Christmas birthday.  She still expects that.

Sorry if that offended anyone, but my SIL annoys me and this is just one of those icing on the cake things.

My big wish is a crocheted baking kit like on my wists.   I would even be super happy to get a kit to make it since I am going to try crocheting again. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: edelC on September 15, 2008 03:41:01 AM
MommyTheMaid  I have to say I love your nickname, it keeps popping into my head, when I am the one doing the housework!..*grumble grumble* But your SIL, Oh my, there might be some excuse for that at 4, actually no, there is no excuse for the rest of the family having to disrupt everything just because of your birthday, that is serious 'its all about me' stuff...but at 40!! hmmm. I have to say I would rebel and have christmas when it was christmas, not the day before and if she didnt like it then perhaps it time she learns to deal with it.   lol my early morning 2 cents worth


you know the big problem with work, it seriously impinges on crafting time, i am positive aching to get back to finish the 13 days swap package and get it in the mail, but I have to go and give lectures instead....arrgh!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 15, 2008 05:13:57 AM
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I'd be happy with some amigurumi books, or perhaps a few yards of tattoo fabrics.

ooooh missmoppet, you would be happy in my craft closet! (It's a big closet, I promise  :P)


 ;D craft closets are like the closet in the "the lion the witch and the wardrobe"!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 15, 2008 06:41:28 AM
My big wish doesn't feel very big anymore! Mine is a hat with ears. Either a Kyo hat like this- http://www.wists.com/rainbowstorms/89df0d432c814f1fc74719ab0ecb05c7?offset=20
or a crocheted hello kitty hat like this- http://www.wists.com/rainbowstorms/986a418c7ef3dbdb4cc0f867ebbcc6aa?offset=60

If I had one of those... I would wear it everyday. And put my hair into those skier chick braids. I can already see myself....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: ccswch on September 15, 2008 07:24:21 AM
My big wish was a messenger bag with a zipper and lots of pockets to keep everything organized.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: TAOJ on September 15, 2008 07:48:43 AM
I really hope that I get parntered with one of you that want something knitted  ;D Even though it takes lots of time its one of those things I can do with my 4 year old around so it is most likely to happen  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 15, 2008 07:49:40 AM
I want a skirt or sweater, I love wrap skirts and sweaters  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 15, 2008 08:09:24 AM
My big wish is a corset, and it would literally be quite big because I am rather round and busty :)

partners soon, OMG!

big sale on cool stuff at Michaels, totally heading over there soon!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 15, 2008 08:19:14 AM
My big wish is a corset, and it would literally be quite big because I am rather round and busty :)

partners soon, OMG!

big sale on cool stuff at Michaels, totally heading over there soon!

I love corsets!!! It is on my incredibly long list of things to make.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 15, 2008 09:08:24 AM
ooohhh i would love anything knitted and would love to make a corset.  i don't think kish can go wrong with partners for most people; tho i'm sure it's harder than i think it is.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 15, 2008 09:32:40 AM
ooohhh i would love anything knitted and would love to make a corset.  i don't think kish can go wrong with partners for most people; tho i'm sure it's harder than i think it is.

I can't knit.  Yet.  (But I can bake brownies, does that count? LMMFAOetcetcetc.... heehee.)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 15, 2008 09:54:41 AM
I hope whoever I get likes knitted or crocheted things.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 15, 2008 09:59:37 AM
I'm in chat, if anyone wants to chat  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 15, 2008 10:44:15 AM
I hope I get someone who loves crochet things!  Especially amigurumis!  Or maybe that have kiddos that need some crochet toys! ;D 



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Jen Sews on September 15, 2008 11:52:08 AM
I hope I get someone who loves crochet things!  Especially amigurumis!  Or maybe that have kiddos that need some crochet toys! ;D 



I have kiddos!!   I am not sure I put amigurumis in my questions tho...     but i do love them!!!  I put a floating bookshelf like this one as my big wish   http://www.boingboing.net/2006/05/06/invisible-bookshelf-.html

or maybe a book safe (with a hollow middle) 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 15, 2008 11:56:37 AM
Setting partners for this swap is no small task, I'm sure!  But the Raiders managed a win this weekend, so she should be in a good mood.  And I'm sure if this swap gets too overwhelming, mr. kish will hand her a nice cup of tea, or perhaps a large brandy :)

I'm a multi-talented crafter (does that sound as smug as I think it sounds?  I'm not smug) so I hope my partner likes all the varied crafts I plan on conjuring up (oh, if only I could knit with magick, I'd bespell my needles and leave my fingers free to crochet, or sew, or to glue themselves together as I inevitably due when I paper craft)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 15, 2008 12:08:04 PM
or maybe a book safe (with a hollow middle) 

Oooh, I've been wanting to try my hand at making one of those.  Anything that involves (lots of) glue, and I'm totally there.   :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 15, 2008 12:13:39 PM
I really want to learn how to spin and how to needle felt. I have all the stuff to spin I just have to learn how, that the hard part  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: hellobint on September 15, 2008 12:44:06 PM
I'm a multi-talented crafter (does that sound as smug as I think it sounds?  I'm not smug) so I hope my partner likes all the varied crafts I plan on conjuring up

hardy, you've made me feel so much better!!  i always thought i was just a bit of an ADD-crafter - I'll do bits of everything, all at once - i do finish most projects, it just takes x3 as much time than doing one at any one time!!  now i can just rebrand myself - multitalented  :D  !!  i hope my future partner likes variety also ...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 15, 2008 12:51:07 PM
Ooh, I have a feeling that this swap is definitely going to broaden my crafting interests.  I think that's one of the best things swaps have done for me this year -- I've already tried a couple different crafts and really like getting outside of my comfort zone. 

For my big wish, I asked for either a small quilted walllhanging, or a knitted or crocheted throw/afghan, whatever my swap partner enjoys creating.  Of course, I know that's an awfully big wish, so would be stunned to receive any of the three!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 15, 2008 01:11:21 PM
Setting partners for this swap is no small task, I'm sure!  But the Raiders managed a win this weekend, so she should be in a good mood.  And I'm sure if this swap gets too overwhelming, mr. kish will hand her a nice cup of tea, or perhaps a large brandy :)

LOL. I am in a better mood because of the win. ;) And I would gladly take the brandy if I wasn't on pain meds. meds + alcohol do not mix. If I do that we might get super funky partner pairings!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: misplacedhippie on September 15, 2008 01:23:37 PM
this may work. I have been without nternet, still am tho now it is just waiting n the setup guy to do his job. I've been trying to keep up on my phone but you all post with amazing speed!

I wasn't specific about my large wish, everything you all have been asking for have been such good ideas! My crafty self is jumpng to get started, and I still don't have furniture at my new place!

Oh! And my phone won't load the countdown! So I am in the dark!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: edelC on September 15, 2008 03:03:46 PM
well i hope to get paired with someone who wants sewn stuff,

Big sob story following....I can knit, as in i know how, but when I was about 12 I had a psycho nun as our class teacher at school (went to a convent school and this was in Ireland, still in the days when corporal punishment was allowed) and we had to knit a cable knit hat. In previous years I had knit a jumper, sleevless pullover etc. But the final project was cable knitting, for the whole of one school year I wasnt allowed to paint, sew, do any other craft projects, I had to work at that $%$(^&^ hat, all year long, when the rest of the class got to paint, make rugs, weave...I had to knit...which was mostly knit a couple of rows, unravel, wind up the wool again, knit again...in the end even she gave up on me and told me to do a regular stocking stitch. I dont think I ever knit anything after that...

So I really hope my partner doesnt want anything knitted!!

However I can sew...lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 15, 2008 03:45:33 PM
well i hope to get paired with someone who wants sewn stuff,

Big sob story following....I can knit, as in i know how, but when I was about 12 I had a psycho nun as our class teacher at school (went to a convent school and this was in Ireland, still in the days when corporal punishment was allowed) and we had to knit a cable knit hat.

Leave it to the Catholics to traumatize yet another poor soul, this one so badly she won't even pick up a pair of knitting needles!  No corporal punishment at a US Catholic grad school, but in 1st grade I did have a teacher knock my desk over and knock everything onto the floor in front of the whole class and I could only stand there, crying.  It was not fun.

Ah, pain meds and alcohol, I haven't had a drop to drink since I got my wisdom teeth out and have been on constant ibuprofen, tylenol and sometimes oxy.  It sucks.

Yeah, multitalented!  One of the fastest ways to make your stash grow!  It won't only be big, but it'll be varied  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 15, 2008 04:01:50 PM
I got lucky it was either catholic school (I'm not catholic) or home school for high school and I chose home school or rather online school and I graduated a year early after dropping out for 2 years, go me and my impatience.

I like trying new crafts so I have a mess of random supplies in a large drawer where supplies go to sit when I need a break from that new craft  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 15, 2008 04:06:33 PM
I studied in a Catholic School too, but they never taught us how to knit. Crochet, yes.

I have a love-hate relationship with sewing. I want to learn, but the sewing machine has an eternal grudge against me. It doesn't matter whether it's an old model or a new model either. :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kaymadben on September 15, 2008 04:16:28 PM
Well since I'm stuck in this hotel for the next month due to IKE I've been working on projects for my partner from her wist list. 4.5 down 67.5 to go.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 15, 2008 04:28:55 PM
Well since I'm stuck in this hotel for the next month due to IKE I've been working on projects for my partner from her wist list. 4.5 down 67.5 to go.

yowza! you already know who your partner is!?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 15, 2008 04:30:24 PM
Well since I'm stuck in this hotel for the next month due to IKE I've been working on projects for my partner from her wist list. 4.5 down 67.5 to go.

For a month?!?!  Oh no!!!  Please PM me and tell me what happened.  I have been praying for you guys so I am really happy to know you are safe.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 15, 2008 04:31:52 PM
Well since I'm stuck in this hotel for the next month due to IKE I've been working on projects for my partner from her wist list. 4.5 down 67.5 to go.

yowza! you already know who your partner is!?

We sent a partner request to kish so that we could craft for each other.  It's kind of cheating, I know, but we really wanted to be paired up.  I am also making lists based from her wists and I am having to cut out ideas I have so many LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 15, 2008 06:33:23 PM
My computer has been wonky (as in completely dead) for 2 days, but we just fixed it!!!  I was so sad, I thought that it would still be broken for partner day, and I'd have to wait until the evening of the 16th to find out my partner!  I'm so glad it is fixed.  Its weird though...we had to completely reinstall windows, and it erased ALL the programs that were on the computer, so I lost all my bookmarks and everything.  crap.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kaymadben on September 15, 2008 06:40:34 PM
Aww Superhooker. Sorry. Thank goodness for wists though right?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 15, 2008 06:59:47 PM
I'll play the good news/bad news game. Bad news I was supposed to be in Tahoe this weekend until tomorrow evening. More bad news. Saturday I took some meds that did not play nice at all, ended up in the ER. Good news...I get to find out my partner as soon as kish posts them!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 15, 2008 07:00:52 PM
oo, it's ok all you jane of all trades craftsters...I find myself edging that way..

my big wish was just a comfy lounge set, hoodie/pants/slippers/something along that line...

I hope you're ok Kay!!! My thoughts are with you.

Superhooker, that s*cks BADLY. it happened to me in march. furious, i was!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 15, 2008 07:07:04 PM
i can totally relate with the whole computer thing.. im not very good at backing things up ever and i had gotten SUPER lazy last year with burning all of my photos onto cd's and my computer just died one day.. the bookmarks were annoying.. but i had almost a YEARS worth of pictures.. family/friends/portfolio.. literally thousands.. poof! gone.  I cried a little bit..

learned my lesson though!

just one more day until partners.. woo!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 15, 2008 07:08:51 PM
My computer dies when hubby decides to do something to it. Yeah, he only thinks he's that good.  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 15, 2008 07:37:46 PM
I'll play the good news/bad news game. Bad news I was supposed to be in Tahoe this weekend until tomorrow evening. More bad news. Saturday I took some meds that did not play nice at all, ended up in the ER. Good news...I get to find out my partner as soon as kish posts them!

OMG! I guess the curse from last year had resurfaced. LOL I hope you are doing better now. Meh to feeling yucky.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 15, 2008 07:44:27 PM
My computer died a couple days ago, although I was kind of happy. Luckily I saved all my Important documents to my jump drive and cds. One good thing came out of this though, I was able to start new and all the corrupt files are gone! I was actually frantic when I thought I lost my avatars, business cards and logos but forgot that I used my jump drive on my sisters computer.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: oldprin on September 15, 2008 07:54:54 PM
What curse ??? Only one more day to go!!! Can't wait! I'm getting tried of brownies :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 15, 2008 07:59:28 PM
I'll play the good news/bad news game. Bad news I was supposed to be in Tahoe this weekend until tomorrow evening. More bad news. Saturday I took some meds that did not play nice at all, ended up in the ER. Good news...I get to find out my partner as soon as kish posts them!

OMG! I guess the curse from last year had resurfaced. LOL I hope you are doing better now. Meh to feeling yucky.

I'm starting to feel better now. I slept for almost two days straight. It was funny cause I left the chat thinking I feel kinda nauseous and then a couple hours later I was in the ER. But the good news is I do get to be here when you are able to post partners. I'm DYING to find out who I get.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 15, 2008 08:07:56 PM
i can totally relate with the whole computer thing.. im not very good at backing things up ever and i had gotten SUPER lazy last year with burning all of my photos onto cd's and my computer just died one day..

I heart my zip drive, and my ipod.  Not that I have tons of things to back up, but they're handy little guys.

Hey, suzie, long time no see in a swap (so many posts in this one, I probably didn't see ya among all the chatter).  My parents totally stole the coffee cup you sent, it's been assimilated into the general population.  Everything else is still mine, tho.

In a hotel for a month!  At least people got evacuated this time, my mind reels over the disaster of Katrina . . . on the other hand, gas jumped here from 3.61 to 3.99 in less than a week . . . my thoughts are with all y'all southerners

I am totally going to have to get a second job, not only to pay for all my craft supplies but my $400 dental bill from getting my wisdom teeth out.  I hate insurance companies!  The bill is almost my whole paycheck.

Okay, rant over!  Partners!  Exciting!  What to make!  Aaah!  I could totally due a lounge wear set, my pj pants rock and I've got a great, simple crochet slipper pattern that even my great Aunt Fhronie, who taught me how to crochet, likes (if she approves, then I'm good with it).  Never made a hoodie before, tho.

Seriously, anyone get the sales flyer for Michaels?  Some good deals in there.  Joanns is hit or miss for me this week.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 15, 2008 08:15:11 PM
What curse ???

We had a ton of crazy things happen in last years round. Nothing SUPER serious, but crazy nonetheless. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 15, 2008 08:21:50 PM
Kish~ I was wondering if we had anyone from Texas that we haven't heard from in awhile.

I'm in northern Indiana about an hour and a half East of Chicago and we had horrible storms and flooding for the past couple of days. So far 8 people in INDIANA have died because of Ike storms that traveled up and around the country. My partner in the Greek Sorority/Fraternity swap had to evacuate her Louisiana home for hurricane Gustav.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 15, 2008 08:23:21 PM
Kish~ I was wondering if we had anyone from Texas that we haven't heard from in awhile.

Off the top of my head I don't know, but I will look that up in the morning. Stay safe!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: beckster on September 15, 2008 08:54:09 PM
In case you were wondering, I'm in Montana.  Nothing ever happens here.  So I'm okay.  I hope you hurricane folks are ok too.  They don't sound like they would be fun.  I get weirded out by the wind, so I don't think I would do so well in a hurricane. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 15, 2008 09:06:00 PM
Kish are you on? If you are and can, we have questions in the chat room. My clock is broken  :'(


I figured it out. sorry.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: oldprin on September 15, 2008 10:20:10 PM
 :D Hi kish it's me we could use you in the chat room to help with our time zone confusion...if your not to busy & are feeling up to it ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 15, 2008 10:47:52 PM
:D Hi kish it's me we could use you in the chat room to help with our time zone confusion...if your not to busy & are feeling up to it ;)


I added another countdown clock to the blog. that new one shows that partners will be up at 9PM my time, which is California! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 16, 2008 12:42:56 AM
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craft closets are like the closet in the "the lion the witch and the wardrobe"!


hear hear :P

YAY PARTNERS COMING SOON!
wheres a time machine when you need one grr. i dont like to start until i get the questionaire.hmmm what to make. but i have holidays coming up so no more exams or vce study in them, that means two weeks of solid crafting!YAY!
sorry if this isnt making any sense to anyone but ive been almost constantly at either school or hospital since last week (visiting my dad and his broken leg , and study for exams etc) and am very tired....... think ill take a little nap then come back later to see who i get
:)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 16, 2008 12:56:14 AM
Deadbathducky - you'll have a bit to go yet. Whilst it be the 16th for us now, it's only 1am in LA. Which means another... oooh,,, 20hrs. Maybe partners will come 2pm tomorrow arvo? Then again, I'm frickin terrible with timezones..
.

And now I've checked Kish's clock, and I'm completely befuckingmused. No. No I'm not. Cancel that. I'm right. 2pm tomorrow.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 16, 2008 02:20:06 AM
oh ok lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 16, 2008 05:45:02 AM
Kish~ I was wondering if we had anyone from Texas that we haven't heard from in awhile.

I'm in northern Indiana about an hour and a half East of Chicago and we had horrible storms and flooding for the past couple of days. So far 8 people in INDIANA have died because of Ike storms that traveled up and around the country. My partner in the Greek Sorority/Fraternity swap had to evacuate her Louisiana home for hurricane Gustav.

Im just below you state wise.  And our mayor has declared us a state of emergency because of our crazy winds we had sunday!  (becasue of the ike storms traveling upward.)Schools are closed again, weve got 215,000 without power still and they keep saying it will be 2wks before everythings back to normal.  Hubbys work was out of electructy yesterday, both of our cell phones are going crazy, mine being completely dead.  But were fortunate becasue we actually have electricty.  But back onto the swap, Im really excited to get started crafting.  Its partner day, so Im even more excited!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 16, 2008 07:07:42 AM
hey beckster . . . where in montana are you from? i'm just barely on the there side of the canadian border above montana


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: KatyMai on September 16, 2008 07:45:20 AM
Yay its partner day! i cant wait, i have soooo many ideas, now i just need to get to know my partners tastes to change them a bit. Cant wait! *gets out stalker outfit*  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 16, 2008 07:49:40 AM
I'm in Northern Nevada where we have had 90+degree weather for oh the past 5 months the weather man keeps saying its going to cool off but it never does I'm so ready for cold weather I hope we have a cold winter I love the snow ;D

And I can't wait for partners


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: beckster on September 16, 2008 08:15:20 AM
hey beckster . . . where in montana are you from? i'm just barely on the there side of the canadian border above montana

I am kinda south of you a little bit, I'm in Missoula.  Where are you at in Canada?  I lived here for like, twenty years, and I've never been to Canada.  Close, but never actually there!  Ugh.  I've never even been to Glacier Park.  I'm a sad Montanan! ;)



Oh Hey!!  We get partners today don't we?!  Sweeeeet!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: Silly on September 16, 2008 09:43:03 AM
Catching up on discussion from a few days ago, I'm surprised so many had a big wish for a messenger bag!  I hope I get paired up with one of you, because that's the one big thing I know I can put the time into to craft well.  Who knows if it'll match up, but it'd be pretty sweet!  I did put that I was good at making bags...

beckster, you're from Missoula?  I feel like everyone I know from Missoula is super nice.  I don't really have that much to comment on it, other than just the other day my friend and I were talking about how we liked people from Missoula :P

Oh PS, I am so so excited for partners!  The only time I'm *glad* to be on the West Coast is when I'm waiting for something that's going on in this time zone, and I know people elsewhere have to wait until later in the day than me.  But I'm not sure this makes up for NEVER SEEING THE OLYMPICS LIVE, or anything else for that matter  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: ckchan on September 16, 2008 09:57:28 AM
Yay, Partner day!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: hellobint on September 16, 2008 12:50:23 PM
yeah, the clock thing freaked me out - it said i had my 12 days partner, then i read the rest of the thread and realised it was resetting itself to my time - 9pm here.....  sometime computers are a bit too clever  :-\

ah well - partners tomorrow for me!!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 16, 2008 01:34:37 PM
I am so sorry to inform all of you but you will all have to wait until sometime tomorrow to get your partners. I have a doctor's appointment and I also forgot that I have to attend a Make A Wish fundraiser tonight from 6-8PM. Sorry to have to extend the torture for a bit longer. Try bulking up your WISTs or taking an inventory of your stash so you can plan accordingly when you get your partner's info. Thanks for you patience and understanding.

p.s. if anyone that is familiar with chatzy.com (our chat room) can you tell me why I am not able to stay logged in. I log in and then it sends me to the chat room but it CONSTANTLY resets itself and says loading, loading, and the screen flashes. I had this happen to me when I first set it up but it hadn't happened until late last night and all day today


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 16, 2008 02:02:19 PM
I hope the doc gives you wonderful news kish and you feel better far sooner than they hope!  I'll try to work up some energy to wist away tonight.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 16, 2008 02:15:51 PM
Kish - feel better soon and I think everyone can patiently wait another day (or impatiently as long as it's done peacefully lol)

As for Chatzy, you can check in the preferences and see if it will let you turn off the automatic log out feature but really I think it only lets you extend it.  Typically it'll let you stay in if the room is active (even if you're not) but when people leave it goes inactive and boots ya out.  I don't know if that helps at all but it's the bit I know :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Silly on September 16, 2008 02:44:42 PM
Hope you're alright Kish!  Your other obligations are more important than getting partners a day earlier :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (CLOSED! Send Outs 12/01/08)
Post by: DIY ho on September 16, 2008 03:43:28 PM
Yay its partner day! i cant wait, i have soooo many ideas, now i just need to get to know my partners tastes to change them a bit. Cant wait! *gets out stalker outfit*  :D

Stalker outfit?  I see a crafty chick dressed like a ninja, with craft supplies (scissors, hooks/needles, glue gun, etc) hanging on her Batman-like tool belt. :D  Awesome.


We can find ways to amuse ourselves, Kish. Take your time, and get all the info you need from your doc!


My to do list:
visit Craftster member's wists (for inspiration/add to wists)
visit etsy favorites (to add to wists)
check 'recent with pics'
check 'replies to your posts' and bookmarks
make dinner
watch some netflix
repeat  ;) ;D 8)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: boywonder on September 16, 2008 04:16:34 PM
aahhh! A boy is invading the christmas swap :P

I can't wait to start, I love the anticipation of "swap eve" it's like pre-christmas!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: ckchan on September 16, 2008 05:10:59 PM
Kish - Hope the doctor gives you good news. 

Wist bulking is what I love to do on my free time.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 16, 2008 05:19:48 PM
I'm spending my extra waiting time knitting snails and slugs  ;D

I can't wait for partners :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: pinkleo on September 16, 2008 05:31:15 PM
kishcrafts-sending you prayers and best wishes...Like the rest, I will wait patiently, go wist diving, and dream of the possible goodies I can make.

This is one talkative group, which is fun.  ;D  I've been quiet as I finished up my swaps, readying to engross myself in this one.

My big wish....a long, knitted cable scarf...I LOVE cables, but they mystify me.

Okay off to bathe the kiddos, watch House and Fringe, and finish up my OYP swap.

Until partner time.... :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 16, 2008 05:39:41 PM
getting partners tomorrow actually works best for me because i work overnights and i might have tomorrow night off if i don't go in for overtime!! sadly, me getting my partner might be better than that extra money.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: yoyowa on September 16, 2008 05:47:39 PM
get will kish!

This actually works out much better. I can get my info tomorrow, plan and stalk and then execute some crafts thurs on my day off! Now i won't be distracted tonight - trying to sleep but with dreams of crafts and sugardrops dancing in my head.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: Jenicat on September 16, 2008 05:53:35 PM
Yeah, I was not going to be awake when partners were sent out anyway, so it doesn't affect me to wait another day, even if TECHNICALLY I'll be seeing my partner's name on Thursday morning (don't know if you're handing them out tomorrow night at 9 your time, or just tomorrow afternoon).

And also I'm not the type of person who has nothing better to do than gripe about no partner assignment.  :)  I have a happy life and plenty to do until we do find out.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: lairsa on September 16, 2008 05:56:26 PM
I don't mind waiting another day. :)

I haven't been wist-stalking or wist-bulking yet.

Whoops. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 16, 2008 06:56:47 PM
I know how to fill in time while we wait.

By answering this question:

When stating your likes and dislike, do you prefer to be incredibly specific (at the risk of terrifying/alienating/confusing your partner) or do you prefer to be generic (at the risk of receiving something that you should 'theoretically' like, but in fact you hate because it's not the variety of the thing that you like)?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 16, 2008 07:05:46 PM
I'm also not (totally :P) heartbroken about partners being delayed a day. I have 3 exams this week and I should be studying!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 16, 2008 07:12:29 PM
I know how to fill in time while we wait.

By answering this question:

When stating your likes and dislike, do you prefer to be incredibly specific (at the risk of terrifying/alienating/confusing your partner) or do you prefer to be generic (at the risk of receiving something that you should 'theoretically' like, but in fact you hate because it's not the variety of the thing that you like)?


That's a great question. I guess I fall somewhere in between. I don't want to be brutal, but I don't want to be too generic either. I pepper it with lots of pleases and thank yous. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 16, 2008 07:28:37 PM
I am back home and happy to report that the doc's say I am doing much much better and the antivirals seem to be working. I am still in pain and will continue to take the pain meds as needed. I came early from the Make a Wish fundraiser, just didnt feel like hobnobbing with the people that I work with at the volunteer center. I did get a thank you for raising over $4200 in monetary donations as well as retail goods that I procured from various distributors. :)

Thanks for your patience. I will continue to plug away at partners.....

<3
kishcrafts


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 16, 2008 07:31:40 PM
yay Kish! For doing well and for helping such an awesome organization. I love make a wish foundation.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 16, 2008 07:42:37 PM
i STILL cannot get into the chat room. i am able to join the room but then once i am in i get a little box in the middle of the screen that says "loading..." and it basically logs me out of the room. maybe i should try internet explorer, i have been using mozilla. :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 16, 2008 07:44:26 PM
i STILL cannot get into the chat room. i am able to join the room but then once i am in i get a little box in the middle of the screen that says "loading..." and it basically logs me out of the room. maybe i should try internet explorer, i have been using mozilla. :(
on the right hand side of the sign in screen there is a little box that says something about it not working where you can try using the classic chatzy layout instead, it's a little less buggy than their new format.  Try that maybe :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 16, 2008 08:08:36 PM
Make a wish is a great organization.  I know they've sent a lot of kids to disney world over the years :)

Glad you're doing better, kish, and believe me, I can empathize with the pain.  this weekend I am tempted to drop the pills and get schnockered, see if that helps.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 16, 2008 08:26:13 PM

Glad you're doing better, kish, and believe me, I can empathize with the pain.  this weekend I am tempted to drop the pills and get schnockered, see if that helps.

i still have my wisdom teeth so i cannot say if it is worse but if its anywhere as bad as feeling like you are having a knife stabbed into the side of your body every so often, then i guess i can empathize  :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 16, 2008 08:29:32 PM
answering kitten's question:
I tend to be a bit generic in my lists mostly because I don't wanna hinder someone elses creativity, or make them feel like they can't make me happy.  I tend to say as long as you put thought of me into it, and show that you took some time in making things for me even if it's not exactly my style I am going to love it.  

no one in my daily life makes anything for me so I love reciveing things that show someone thought of me, but I kinda want to cry when it seems like I wasn't thought of at all in what I receive (I hope that makes sense I don't wanna sound snotty or anything bad cause I really don't mean that.  but if I'm sent a purple shirt that is xl, when purple is a color I detest and I'm an xs, I find it heart breaking)  I put alot of thought into what I send out in swap packages and I am seriously moved when someone else does the same.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 16, 2008 08:35:22 PM
I guess when I list dislikes, mostly I will list things that I know are popular at the moment, that I'm just not into.  Not into pinups, or tattoos, or kawaii (faces on food???), or day of the dead/skulls... things like that.  Because I know a lot of people here ARE into them, or into making them, and, while I wouldn't specifically OBJECT to getting them, I wouldn't like them as much as someone else would.

But as far as listing likes, I'm terribly general.  Just having someone put some thought and love into a gift is wonderful.  Alright, I'm done being mushy.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 16, 2008 08:59:07 PM
my answer is similar to gothchics.  i pretty much like most things and no one else makes things for me in my every day life. BUT, like she said if it is something very obviously not my taste then that's a little disappointing.  i think this swap will be great for me because it leaves a huge variety of things and i like "things"  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: misplacedhippie on September 16, 2008 09:05:53 PM
for likes I try to bombard with generas, and still forget some.  I try to however give a general gist of myself, the more likes the more ideas I get for potential crafts. For dislikes I try to be vague, sticking to allergies and tactile dislikes, and still ALWAYS forget my distain of fleece!  


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 16, 2008 09:07:47 PM
I try to give some specifics/direction in my lists of likes/dislikes, but one of the best things about swaps and this board for me is to learn about what others are crafting and like to give/receive.  For example, I had never heard of bento boxes until this past spring when I happened upon the gallery from the first bento swap.  I love learning about different crafts and cultures, so really appreciate it when people send items that reflect their interests/background and highlight their expertise . . . keeping in mind my general likes/dislikes.  


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 16, 2008 09:15:19 PM
Same thing for me with the Bento boxes! I just learned about them not too long ago and I love them. I don't have one yet but some day....

I like to just give themes of what I like. Example: Tropical... Anything you make for me with a tropical motif will make me happy. I have a whole list of themes in my profile. As far as dislikes, there are only a few. I don't really like paper crafts, chocolate, or any sweets to eat (though I love cupcake themed stuff). I'm also someone that loves "things", I'm hoping my partner will make me a bunch of different little things instead of 12 of "insert item here". But, I will be happy no matter what. The great thing about this swap is someone will be thinking about you for the next few months and send you items they spent their personal time making. It's definitely a warm fuzzy Christmasy feeling. My hubby doesn't enjoy me making him stuff so I get to craft my heart out for someone else!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 16, 2008 09:23:43 PM
Hmmmm.

I forget how specific I was in my questionaire, so I apologise to my future partner if I've made things difficult for you. I tend towards specifics, because often within a generic (say 'batik' or 'propaganda') there's stuff I absolutely freaking HATE.

I can't even get as specific as 'I like the Muppets', because I hate with a passion certain muppets, and like others.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: oldprin on September 16, 2008 09:43:50 PM
Kish - hope your feeling better. Glad the Dr. gave you good news. Congrats on all your fundraising! Make a Wish is a great foundation!

On the note about how specific I was I'm not sure! I didn't save my questionaire so I'm not sure what I said ???

What's one more day? 24 hours... ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 16, 2008 10:35:51 PM
I'm not really specific on likes or dislikes. I really only put one thing for dislikes, because I do detest the color pink. I can handle small amounts, but a solid pink anything is going straight to my sister. I really don't remember what I put for likes. I like a lot of things, so I try to be general, but I'm with Kitten Wrangler on the whole character level. Like, I love Good Luck Care Bear, but I really don't like any of the others.

Glad you are better Kish!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: mimiw on September 17, 2008 04:33:37 AM
I seem to be great at listing dislikes but slower to come up with my likes.  Generally, if someone does any stalking I think they can get a good idea of my style/likes but I have to agree with everyone else, it is completely heartbreaking when someone doesn't take the time to personalize what they make for you. 

I also seem to draw a blank when I am filling out the questionnaires and then just after I hit send I think of all kind of things I left off  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 17, 2008 05:04:57 AM
I try to be specific theme wise, but have a wide variety of items that someone could make.  For instance If something has a japanese/asian theme, then chances are I will love the item no matter what it is.  Or if you make something that has cartoon pandas then, yup I will like it too.  And as far as dislikes, Im pretty specific too, so, if the theme is lace, skulls, frilly stuff & ect.  Meaning no matter what you make, if its one of those themes I wont like it.  I dont want to to be picky, but like some others have said, if 'thought of me' goes into the crafts I really appreciate it, but, if something is listed in my 'dislikes' and I get something related to it, then it kinda hurts my feelings because it seems like the person didnt put in thought into making my gifts.  And as far as me making things for others, I normally check out thier dislikes first, just so I know what 'not' to make them, then check out the things they like.  And if I cant make a specific thing on their 'likes' list then I make something else with the same/similar theme.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 17, 2008 05:55:19 AM
I think that I am pretty specific when listing things.  I also add a disclaimer though that I am really not that picky, there are just certain things I don't really want.  For one, I am not really a "purley decorative" kind of gal.  If I want something to decorate with I will pick it out myself rather than let someone put a ton of their creativity and hard work into something I might not like.  I love useful items.  You really can't go wrong with useful items at all.  I also think that I tend to list a lot more likes rather than dislikes.  I like to give my partners a billion ideas to run with and I make sure to keep my wists very bulky.  I hate when I get a questioneer from a partner that only has one or two things they would like and then they have maybe 2 craftable items in their wists.  It makes it hard for me and then I get super swap anxiety. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Sign Ups 08/27-09/13)
Post by: iheartzb on September 17, 2008 06:24:34 AM
I did think about another theme today though.   Baking!  A cool apron (I can make the bias tape one that is all the rage on Crafster right now), pot holders, cookie cutters, and a cookie mix.  :D

I'm trying to get caught up on my reading, I've missed big gaps here and there and I just stumbled across this. I specifically requested a day like this! How funny!! I moved 7 times in 3 years and somehow lost most of my kitchen stuff (especially the non- essential stuff) along the way. I would love a "kit" for creating Christmas cookies! I would not complain if I got you for a partner MommyTheMaid!

Also, with the extra day for beefing up our wists we've been giving I've been trying to find some Christmasy that will reflect my style, and I haven't had much luck. Any suggestions for where to look?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: TAOJ on September 17, 2008 06:40:42 AM
Kish, I hope you are feeling better soon  :)

Make A Wish is a great organization, I've got to meet lots of kids that had their wishes granted and it always means so much to them.

I am so excited to get my partner just to figure out what kinds of things I want to make, but I need to finish up another swap first so I can't start on this one so I'm okay with waiting  :-X


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 17, 2008 07:05:22 AM
I too put vague likes and dislikes in my questionnaire. But I made another list on the side of my likes and dislikes after I sent mine in. So future partner feel free to ask. I am one of those that likes frills/girly, kawaii, skulls, pin up, things like that.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: koalascout on September 17, 2008 07:38:51 AM
kish-glad everything is going well for you.

i try to put general answers, it gives my partner a little more room to work with.
unless it is just something i can not stand to get.

no problem waiting, gives me a chance to finish a couple of other swaps first


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 17, 2008 09:03:49 AM
Okay, I can't remember if this was brought up in the chat, or somewhere in the 80 pages here ( ;D) so I'm going to address it again:

So, there are some things I can't really make, but that I want to send.  Like... I could make a scarf, and probably a hat, but mittens/gloves are out of my ability level.  HOWEVER!  If I were to buy a pair of plain gloves/mittens and then embellish them... that still counts as crafted, yes?  I'm a huge fan of embellishing pre-made items (plates, picture frames, bags, hats, etc.) but always feel that in these situations maybe it's a cop-out?

Input requested!  Maybe it counts, but would have to be a small item?  What do you think?  Judgement/work-it-out-with-your-partner type thing?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: KatyMai on September 17, 2008 09:15:28 AM
For that kind of thing id go with the time scale judgement on size

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

So if it takes you less than 2 hours to customise it then its a small, etc.

Okay, I can't remember if this was brought up in the chat, or somewhere in the 80 pages here ( ;D) so I'm going to address it again:

So, there are some things I can't really make, but that I want to send.  Like... I could make a scarf, and probably a hat, but mittens/gloves are out of my ability level.  HOWEVER!  If I were to buy a pair of plain gloves/mittens and then embellish them... that still counts as crafted, yes?  I'm a huge fan of embellishing pre-made items (plates, picture frames, bags, hats, etc.) but always feel that in these situations maybe it's a cop-out?

Input requested!  Maybe it counts, but would have to be a small item?  What do you think?  Judgement/work-it-out-with-your-partner type thing?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 17, 2008 09:20:47 AM
For that kind of thing id go with the time scale judgement on size

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

So if it takes you less than 2 hours to customise it then its a small, etc.

See then my question is this:  So if I did do a crafted hat and scarf (both of which would be relatively large/time intensive for me) and then some mittens, that would probably be for day three, which is supposed to be large items, but it would be two larges and a small....  so I would have to add in two more things to my small to make it a large, and then it's more than 3 things!  LOL

I'm sure I'm just making it more difficult than it needs to be, I'm giving myself a migraine running myself around in circles with this issue. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 17, 2008 09:25:46 AM
So, there are some things I can't really make, but that I want to send.  Like... I could make a scarf, and probably a hat, but mittens/gloves are out of my ability level.  HOWEVER!  If I were to buy a pair of plain gloves/mittens and then embellish them... that still counts as crafted, yes?  I'm a huge fan of embellishing pre-made items (plates, picture frames, bags, hats, etc.) but always feel that in these situations maybe it's a cop-out?

I too am a fan of embellishing premade stuff. This would be considered part of the handmade requirement but make sure it is significantly embellished. Sticking some glass marbles on a plain wood frame is not enough. Taking a scarf and adding a handmade poly clay brooch would be fine but would go in the small requirement. Taking a premade hoodie and adding cat ears to it could be a medium. I think it is also fine to take into account the monetary cost of the premade item. But like always, try to discuss it with your partner.  

Also, don't get too rigid in your thinking about the TIME guidelines. There is some flexibility with them. Try not to over think the guidelines.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 17, 2008 09:57:45 AM
Ive added more to my wist.  And if my partner has any extra questions, feel free to ask.  As theres some stuff I didnt write down in my questionaire.  Also, im soooo excited to see who my partner is!!!  I wanna get crafting!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 17, 2008 10:02:35 AM
I just added a ton of christmas stuff to my wist just for this swap


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 17, 2008 10:03:50 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but I have a very big list of items to get for crafting, especially since I can't find the epsom salts I'd bought a previous swap.  I hope the dollar store still has them.

I try to be specific on my questionnaires.  My biggest thing is that I don't want things I can't use--a girl can only have so many little tchotckies, right?  

I'm so bad to ask when it comes to crafting times/sizes . . . to me a tote bag is a medium, but it takes me 1/2 hour to make one . . . same thing with needle rolls.  On the other hand, I'd call a crocheted scarf a medium but will take me longer, and even longer if knitted.  Smalls to me are cards, atcs, earrings and stitch markers.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: Jenicat on September 17, 2008 10:29:18 AM
I wasn't terribly specific on my questionnaire, I don't think. 

I have a pretty big list of likes in my profile and as far as dislikes go, it's kind of a case-by-case basis.  I pretty much like all colors equally, but there are some I wouldn't really wear - orange and yellow look terrible on me because I'm fair-skinned.  For the same reason, I don't wear gold jewelry but I think it can look really pretty if done nicely. 

I like some patterns but not others.  There are some things that are currently popular that I like but I'm not fanatical about really anything.  I like pin-ups because I want a tattoo of one, but I don't collect them or anything.  And I like Dia de los Muertos but once again, the only thing I own that is themed as such is some fabric I just bought not too long ago. 

Because of this you can either see me as not super picky, or too laid-back.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: marcusandila on September 17, 2008 10:34:06 AM
i know this a little late, but i have a lot of reading up to do...

what is a bento box?!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: yoyowa on September 17, 2008 10:36:30 AM
I'm not sure who said it, but I too know what i DON"T LIKE/HATE but for what i love/like its hard.....my poor partner. I tried to bulk up my wists for that exact reason but I'm only online mainly at work where I can't have my wist link thingy.....sigh. I'm open to lots of communcation though! I'm SOOOO excited to go home tonight and stalk my partner! (that is if we get them - no rush Kish! Health is more important)

ya, I still don't know what a bento box is either


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DE
Post by: TAOJ on September 17, 2008 10:46:11 AM
i know this a little late, but i have a lot of reading up to do...

what is a bento box?!

Its basically a lunch box, but are often more precisely done. From Wikipedia;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bento

I'm so anxious to get partners, I keep checking  :D


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Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 17, 2008 10:48:00 AM
i know this a little late, but i have a lot of reading up to do...

what is a bento box?!

Its basically a lunch box, but are often more precisely done. From Wikipedia;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bento

I'm so anxious to get partners, I keep checking  :D

hahah I was just about to write and link the exact same thing :)


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Post by: Jenicat on September 17, 2008 10:48:06 AM
Wikipedia tells me that...

Quote
Bentō (弁当 or べんとう, Bentō?) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware. Although bento are easily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops (弁当屋, bentō-ya?), train stations, and department stores, it is still common for Japanese homemakers to spend considerable time and energy producing an appealing boxed lunch.

Bento can be very elaborately arranged. Contests are often held where homemakers can compete for the most aesthetically pleasing arrangements. The food is often decorated to look like people, animals, or characters and items such as flowers and plants. This style of elaborate bento is called kyaraben.

:)

Ooh, I can't wait for partners!  I mean, I can... but I am excited.  It's so great that we have so much time to do everything and make so many things. 

I often find with my other swaps that there is so much I want to make but I never have enough time, or I'd be going WAAYYYY above the requirements for the swap... and while I love to spoil partners, I obviously can't spend that much time and money on stuff for everyone.  :)  This is going to be a great solution; plus we don't have to stay on one theme for the whole package(s).  Yay!

Excited.  :)

Edit:  BEATEN TWICE!  Haha... :)


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Post by: kishcrafts on September 17, 2008 10:52:15 AM
I'm so bad to ask when it comes to crafting times/sizes . . . to me a tote bag is a medium, but it takes me 1/2 hour to make one . . . same thing with needle rolls.  On the other hand, I'd call a crocheted scarf a medium but will take me longer, and even longer if knitted.  Smalls to me are cards, atcs, earrings and stitch markers.

i think it depends on your experience in the craft as well. some ppl can whip up messenger bag in 2 hours while it would take me an eternity. some ppl can make a nice set of beaded stitch markers in 30 minutes whereas my poly clay stitch markers can take up to 4 hours to make a set depending on details and intricacies. ;)some ppl can crochet or knit like a speed demon while others might use a loom and it will take longer. its all relative....



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Post by: kishcrafts on September 17, 2008 10:53:06 AM
I am 65% done partnering up. just a few more and then double check the allergies/pets thing and we will be good to go! ;)


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Post by: Jen Sews on September 17, 2008 10:59:06 AM
I am 65% done partnering up. just a few more and then double check the allergies/pets thing and we will be good to go! ;)

woo hooo!!!   I have been so excited about this swap that I started stalking the list and trying to see if i would make a good match with anyone!! ( i haven't gotten very far yet, cause I love looking at everyone's wists and projects!)


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Post by: nicolatte on September 17, 2008 11:03:04 AM
 A bento box is like a Japanese boxed lunch. You can make whatever you want to put in them, and it's very popular to make pictures out of food in a bento box. If you google bento box, you can see some really cool ones. I even have some on my wists.

 EDIT: nevermind, I was too slow, someone already posted a link :D


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Post by: Jenicat on September 17, 2008 11:06:42 AM
i think it depends on your experience in the craft as well. some ppl can whip up messenger bag in 2 hours while it would take me an eternity. some ppl can make a nice set of beaded stitch markers in 30 minutes whereas my poly clay stitch markers can take up to 4 hours to make a set depending on details and intricacies. ;)some ppl can crochet or knit like a speed demon while others might use a loom and it will take longer. its all relative....

Totally agreed.  Some people (kish) can make miracles with polymer clay, while some of us (me) can't make anything with it but a huge mess.  :)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on September 17, 2008 11:14:13 AM
Weee!  Kish is almost done with partners!  yeah!!! ;D  I keep checking back to see if I have a partner yet.  Then, I check peoples wists for ideas. ;D 


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Post by: hellobint on September 17, 2008 11:24:45 AM
woo hoo i didn't miss partners! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: DIY ho on September 17, 2008 12:21:06 PM
I know that since I sent in my "questionnaire of epic proportions" I've added some helpful things to my profile under likes/dislikes and added (more) themes I like to the bio area. I just want my future partner to not get overly stressed, especially since this swap is ginormous. If I do receive something not in my taste, I'm sure I can stick it in a family member's stocking or find someone to swap with in the future who will appreciate the item in question. :)

I know re-gifting is sometimes a sticky subject, but I for one would never begrudge a partner for finding a great home for something I made, rather than throwing it away or letting it go to waste. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: Jen Sews on September 17, 2008 01:02:59 PM
I know that since I sent in my "questionnaire of epic proportions" I've added some helpful things to my profile under likes/dislikes and added (more) themes I like to the bio area. I just want my future partner to not get overly stressed, especially since this swap is ginormous. If I do receive something not in my taste, I'm sure I can stick it in a family member's stocking or find someone to swap with in the future who will appreciate the item in question. :)

I know re-gifting is sometimes a sticky subject, but I for one would never begrudge a partner for finding a great home for something I made, rather than throwing it away or letting it go to waste. ;)

I totally agree!!!  i have learned over the years to keep things i love and I want the same for other people!!    A lot of times even if it is not my taste i love what has been made for me because of who gave it and the work they put into it, but if for some reason i totally hated it, i refuse to feel guilty about not keeping it.    my favorite saying of my dh is "pack the bags, we're going on a guilt trip"    i like it because it makes me giggle and keeps me from letting someone make me feel guilt, or it shows me how ridiculous i am, trying to make him feel guilty  :D


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Post by: misplacedhippie on September 17, 2008 01:36:18 PM
Anything can go in a bento! They are suprisingly filling, if you pack it correctly. I take one everyday for lunch.  Everything from rice and sausages to perogies. I didn't mention that on my questionare.

I am guilty of regifting swap stuff.  Ear rings I would never wear became stitch markers for another swap. And my boyfriend at the time fell inlove with an item I recieved, how could I not let him have it??  Both items were crafted with me in mind, and you could tell the crafted cared, but the People that the items went to loved them more than
I, so I am pleased with what I did with my swap stuff.

I agree that items are based on your skill level, I too am horrible with clay, but give me some string and I can work wonders. Kntting a slower craft for most people. So  tho i knit quickly I can't put the timed size option on anything I knit. I look at it this way, if I recieved it what size did my partner think it was.  If I call it small and my "partner" calls it a medium then I am ok, but if I call of medium and "partner" calls of small then I try to fix it, or make something else better to make the package fit the guidelines, hope that made sence. 


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Post by: misplacedhippie on September 17, 2008 01:51:39 PM
evil phone, won't let me go back and edit my post! I think I said it backwards. The point was that I would rather undervalue my craft and spoil my partner, than disappoint.  Even when you get something you don't like, or a package where you think your partner read your dislikes as your favorite things, I Feel good knowing that I sent an amazing package that I would love to receive, and am proud of.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: hellobint on September 17, 2008 02:04:51 PM
tentative partners on front page!! 

Kish you are a wonderful organiser, now go get better whilst we all go stalking!!

(ps - hello edel!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 17, 2008 02:09:58 PM
my tentative makes me giggle I know I could craft my heart out to her liking lol.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 17, 2008 02:19:12 PM
Partners are posted!!! I am going to be sending the questionnaires later tonight. I am in need of a serious break! LOL I never want to see your craftster names ever again. :P



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Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 17, 2008 02:23:21 PM
it says on my partners profile that shes allergic to fur I hope that doesn't include guinea pigs because I have 2 and they are always running wild through my crafts and they shed more then and dogs I've ever had


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Lunanne on September 17, 2008 02:28:56 PM
Yay! Partners!  :) You totally deserve a break Kish after all that work!  :-*

*waves to TAOJ* Hey partner!  :D


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Post by: kishcrafts on September 17, 2008 02:31:59 PM
it says on my partners profile that shes allergic to fur I hope that doesn't include guinea pigs because I have 2 and they are always running wild through my crafts and they shed more then and dogs I've ever had

I think the best thing to do it to be conscious of the fact that they run through your craft stuff an try to maybe put stuff where they cannot reach it. Use a lint brush or roller on your crafts before mailing to remove stray hairs.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 17, 2008 03:00:09 PM
You rock Kish!!!  Take a break, I am sure that we can stalk our partners and PM them until we get questioneers.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 17, 2008 03:27:50 PM
good job, Kish!


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Post by: yoyowa on September 17, 2008 03:31:51 PM
it says on my partners profile that shes allergic to fur I hope that doesn't include guinea pigs because I have 2 and they are always running wild through my crafts and they shed more then and dogs I've ever had

uh oh....highly allergic. At least in person. I should be fine....just vacumn my items a little before sending (especially if its clothing), lol


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Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 17, 2008 03:34:22 PM
it says on my partners profile that shes allergic to fur I hope that doesn't include guinea pigs because I have 2 and they are always running wild through my crafts and they shed more then and dogs I've ever had

uh oh....highly allergic. At least in person. I should be fine....just vacumn my items a little before sending (especially if its clothing), lol

I'm going to go buy like 50 lint rollers :-[


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: nicolatte on September 17, 2008 03:37:00 PM
 Yay partners! Thanks Kish!! Go take a long, well needed rest :)

 Hi Homerof2!! *waves* ;D :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 17, 2008 03:45:03 PM
Woo Hoo! Hi Littlebiskit!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jen Sews on September 17, 2008 03:49:35 PM
shouts yeah!!!     i think sheridanla and i will be good partners!!     *waves hi!*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 17, 2008 04:10:59 PM
Hi mimiw!  :)  I was wondering earlier after reading one of your posts if we would be partners!  Hah.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 17, 2008 04:25:13 PM
Who was it that wanted to have a swap buddy? Someone that you could bounce ideas off of and share ideas with?  I know that I am already super excited and want to tell someone about the cool ideas I have.  LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: TAOJ on September 17, 2008 04:32:18 PM
Yay! Partners!  :) You totally deserve a break Kish after all that work!  :-*

*waves to TAOJ* Hey partner!  :D

Hi Lunanne, can't wait to get to know you better  :)  I'll be stalking you more tomorrow! Gotta get the youngest to bed  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON 09/17 SORRY FOR THE DELAY)
Post by: onegroovyday on September 17, 2008 04:36:27 PM
Partners are posted!!! I am going to be sending the questionnaires later tonight. I am in need of a serious break! LOL I never want to see your craftster names ever again. :P



AND.... I'm sure I can speak for ALL of us.....WE THANK YOU.....and love ya for doing it.... you deserve a break...... ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 17, 2008 04:41:24 PM
I'm in chat, if you want to chat!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: lairsa on September 17, 2008 04:42:20 PM
Thanks Kish! :)

Hi boywonder! :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 17, 2008 04:46:51 PM
Mommythemaid - I'd love to bounce ideas off of you if you'd like to!  We both quilt (and are in the LQS currently)... ;)

I wasn't the one who originally posted that, but I'm up for it!

That goes for littlebiskit too, and of COURSE mcbenno ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 17, 2008 05:07:01 PM
Thanks Kish!!!! Hi pinkleo!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 17, 2008 05:10:46 PM
Littlebiskit  was the one looking for a buddy to bounce ideas off of. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: ccswch on September 17, 2008 05:16:45 PM
Thank you so much kish!!! I cannot wait for my little ones to go to bed so I can start stalking :D :D :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: pinkleo on September 17, 2008 05:17:57 PM
Thanks Kish!!!! Hi pinkleo!!!
HI!  ;D
I'm stalking you at the mo.... :D
Can't wait to get the questionnaire.  ;)

...wist, wist, who has the wist....ah, there it is!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MissDisney on September 17, 2008 05:20:54 PM
ho out there to fiberartsy! cant wait to get to know you better


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mimiw on September 17, 2008 05:21:32 PM
Yay!  Partners!!  I have to put off my stalking until tomorrow morning but I am already getting my list started!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 17, 2008 05:39:39 PM
*waves* Hi Marcusandila!!

You were one of the only ones that I checked out the wists prior to partners because of your signature! I'm totally going to overhaul my wists one day and separate it for hubby/house/pets/me, such a good idea!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 17, 2008 05:45:04 PM
YAY!!!! Partners!!!!

Hi Rainbow ;D  let the stalking begin!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 17, 2008 05:52:44 PM
yay! I got someone out of the US. That was my request. Hi katy mai! looking forward to crafting for you!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 17, 2008 05:58:38 PM
I just went crazy at Michaels getting stuff, but finally I have a papercutter so i can cut straight lines and make cards, hope my partner wants some!  and that reminds me, better pay for that fabric on ebay . . .  going to stalk later, have to watch project runway and clean my room so I can craft :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Lootyaj on September 17, 2008 06:09:35 PM
 OMGOMGOMG.....  I got my dream partner!~   Kish, you are a ROCKSTAR!

............Hi, Superhooker!  :) :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: superhooker on September 17, 2008 06:13:41 PM
Hey!!!  I can't wait to get your questionaire!!!!  I keep checking back to see if I've got any new PMs!

SOOOOO EXCITED TO START!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 17, 2008 06:18:44 PM
OMGOMGOMGOMG!


Best. Partnering.  Ever.




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 17, 2008 06:32:12 PM
Thanks Kish!!!! Hi pinkleo!!!
HI!  ;D
I'm stalking you at the mo.... :D
Can't wait to get the questionnaire.  ;)

...wist, wist, who has the wist....ah, there it is!

yeah i am stalking you too!! :D I can't wait for your questionnaire.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: buckeyebeadgirl on September 17, 2008 06:38:58 PM
Kish, how did you know that rira is one of my Craftster crushes?!?  I am SOOO excited right now!  ;D

*off to stalk*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: marcusandila on September 17, 2008 06:41:26 PM
*waves* Hi Marcusandila!!

You were one of the only ones that I checked out the wists prior to partners because of your signature! I'm totally going to overhaul my wists one day and separate it for hubby/house/pets/me, such a good idea!!

LOL crazy that you should say that...because I just condensed them down to just mine. It's a pain to keep signing out of one & signing into another when you find something neato for one or the other.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 17, 2008 07:02:35 PM
dropdeadsuzie hey?

*off to start stalking*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: superhooker on September 17, 2008 07:06:33 PM
dropdeadsuzie hey?

*off to start stalking*

Just so you know, youre lucky!!!  Suzie made me awesome x-mas stuff in the stocking swap last year. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: rira on September 17, 2008 07:07:35 PM
helllllllllllllllo buckeye!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 17, 2008 07:10:09 PM
Anyone who wants to buddy just PM me.  :D  I plan on sending a PM to littlebiskut and jenicat as soon as I can get a moment without a baby on my lap lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: rira on September 17, 2008 07:10:09 PM
Kish, how did you know that rira is one of my Craftster crushes?!?  I am SOOO excited right now!  ;D

*off to stalk*

woah..im someones crush? *jaw hits floor*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 17, 2008 07:24:31 PM
ho out there to fiberartsy! cant wait to get to know you better

Hey MissDIsney!!  I'm so excited to have you as a partner!  Can't wait to get your questionairre and get crafting for you.  Yay!!!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 17, 2008 08:43:08 PM
dropdeadsuzie hey?

*off to start stalking*

Just so you know, youre lucky!!!  Suzie made me awesome x-mas stuff in the stocking swap last year. 

Aww <3

I love all the craftster love and crushes going on!

Hi Kitten Wrangler! Im stoked to have you as a partner! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mcbenno on September 17, 2008 08:51:52 PM
OOH! hi 2711! :D *waves*

your wist is pretty groovy ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mclianne on September 17, 2008 10:20:38 PM
I have been pretty quiet in this thread, hard to keep up with 80 some pages with 2 little ones running around!  I am so excited for this swap!  Yippee on the partners!  Kish, great job organizing this and thank you for your hard work, especially when you haven't been feeling 100%...

Hi hardyswanton01, looking forward to crafting for you!  Do you feel someone lurking around your posts??  lol...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: edelC on September 18, 2008 03:31:18 AM
thank you kish, *waves to hellobint* great partnering, I've been stalking and I would love about 99% of things on her wist. We have very similar tastes. So it will be great fun crafting for her, might have to make two of everything!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 18, 2008 04:54:56 AM
Weeee!  Im sooo excited!  Ive done sent the innitial "hello" to my partner and have been reading over her questionaire as well.  Oh goodness!  The ideas I have for crafting!   ;D 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on September 18, 2008 06:22:50 AM
Thanks Kish  :-* :-*  I'm off to write to my partner, hope she can check her messages while she is on her backpacking trip!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: KatyMai on September 18, 2008 06:55:33 AM
Yay for having partners and questionairres! Kish i think you did a great job matching people up :)

Iv already spent a couple hours stalking, now im ready to get crafting!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: TAOJ on September 18, 2008 07:32:48 AM
Thanks Kish, you did an excellent job pairing  :)  Myself and my partner have loads in common and she actually isn't too far away - usually if I'm in my country my partner seems to be on the opposite side of it. Not that we could drive up on the weekend to meet, but still close.

I did some stalking and have some ideas, need to get the list going  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mclianne on September 18, 2008 08:24:50 AM
I think this swap is going to be one of my most interesting swaps yet.  My partner and I don't seem to have much in common at all...our belief systems are polar opposite!   :D  It's good to step out of our comfort zones, keeps us on out toes.  I'm up for the challenge!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 18, 2008 08:35:38 AM
Oh my, I've been on holidays and get back only to find out I'm 52 pages behind - when I left we were only on page 36 - no, I'm not going to read back over all those pages so if I missed something REALLY important could someone please pass the information on to me.

Now I'm off to re-read my partners questionnaire and start getting ideas - I think we are as different as night and day so this should be a challenge  ;D  but I know I can do it!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 18, 2008 08:56:59 AM
I think celticgoddess and I are a really good mix of same and different.  Different enough that I get to try some new stuff, and alike enough that I can do some "one-for-you-one-for-me" as I craft!  Wheee!

(I'm still giddy, sorry.)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 18, 2008 08:58:22 AM
I think celticgoddess and I are a really good mix of same and different.  Different enough that I get to try some new stuff, and alike enough that I can do some "one-for-you-one-for-me" as I craft!  Wheee!

(I'm still giddy, sorry.)

Neeeeeeerrrrd.

mimiw and I both asked in our questionnaires "does a snowman count as an animal?" for the favorite Christmas animal question.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: ckchan on September 18, 2008 09:00:00 AM
Thanks Kish!

Hi Serendipity_Sarah! 



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 18, 2008 09:09:59 AM
Neeeeeeerrrrd.

mimiw and I both asked in our questionnaires "does a snowman count as an animal?" for the favorite Christmas animal question.  :)

Proud of it, baby!

That's hilarious!  Do you get much snow where you are?  =0)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 18, 2008 09:25:55 AM
I've printed out my partner's questionairre and I've already marked and highlighted all over it!  Excited to get crafting now that I've got a better idea of what my partner likes.  YAY!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 18, 2008 09:30:59 AM
Proud of it, baby!

That's hilarious!  Do you get much snow where you are?  =0)

...depends on the year.  We used to get a fair bit.  I think it snowed one day here last winter.  Not as bad as Minnesota, for sure.  I was up there in February and it was 1 degree.  :)  Chilly to the bone.  But a nice change from humid winter here. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 10:28:06 AM
For those of you that inundated my inbox with " my partner and I are totally different" PMs, please DO NOT PANIC! Take a bit of time to get to know your partner and I am sure you will find some commonalities between the both of you. Can you not craft for someone because of your age vs. their age? Can you not craft for someone that is religious while you are not? Didn't we have this discussion about 15 pages back. You are to craft to your partners likes/dislikes, not your own. I will give anyone that wants/needs it, the option to drop out until 3PM my time today. I have a couple of people that are willing to jump in and be replacement partners. So if you feel that you cannot participate in this swap, please let me know ASAP. Thanks


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 10:56:57 AM
Since everyone else is complaining,  I will jump on the bandwagon also. I truthfully feel like I want to cancel this swap altogether. I would have to say at least 40% of you have some problem with the pairings. And that is fine and you are totally allowed to have your feelings but I didn't half ass the partners I stayed up until 2AM on tuesday night and got up at 8AM the next morning and worked until almost 3PM. So these were not thrown together.

If it is a major problem, and you cannot or do not want to craft for the person you were given, please tell me now. I will get a swap mod to remove the swap fromyour profile and you can move along to another christmas swap.

i just love all the christmas spirit that is exuding from my inbox........ oh wait. there isn't any. sorry scratch that


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 18, 2008 10:58:07 AM
Kish  :-* I loves you and my partner


Off for more stalking...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: hellobint on September 18, 2008 11:04:48 AM
kish i'm with edel on this one - great partnering!

there's love from across the seas, promise  :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 18, 2008 11:08:49 AM
Poor Kish!  Im sorry that there has been complaining.  I just wanted to say that I am actually happy with my partner, we have some similar & some different interests but, thats normal for swap partners. ;D  But, even if my partner and I were total opposites it wouldnt stop me from crafting.  Please please dont cancel this swap because i appreciate you!  I really really appreciate you for organizing this swap.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 18, 2008 11:12:34 AM
Wow.  What's there to complain about?  Unless there are moral objections to something, and that's all the other person wants ("I'm a vegetarian."  "No!  Send me BEEF!") I can't see why anyone would complain!

But then, I guess I'm lucky with my pairing.  :D

I think it's just first day jitters, Kish.  Once people have time to sit and consider what they can craft, it'll settle down.

We wub yew.   :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: rira on September 18, 2008 11:14:20 AM
so..tell me.


IS a snowman an animal?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 18, 2008 11:15:58 AM
I love my partner i was a little worried about what I'd i make until I got the questionnaire, now i have 50 million ideas running through my head!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 18, 2008 11:19:40 AM
Kish~ You did a WONDERFUL job of getting all of these people together! I organized a swap with 20 people and decided to never organize again because it was such a time eater and there weren't even any problems in the swap. I'm sure anyone on here that's been in more than a couple of swaps appreciates you stepping up to take on this one! I don't think there's anyone else on this board that would be willing to do that. I just want to say thank you so much.

As far as my partner goes, I actually wish I was MORE like her. We're not opposites really but I've been lacking in my faith for awhile now and just the thought of having her as a partner has me thinking more about things. I hope we become great friends especially since she's only about 2 hours away from me and I could totally make that drive to visit!!

My partner put Snowman as an animal too! ha! I wish I would have thought about it!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 18, 2008 11:20:51 AM
so..tell me.


IS a snowman an animal?

No, but snowdogs are animals, as are snowcats.  Snowmen need company you know.   ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 18, 2008 11:23:20 AM
Quote from: rira
so..tell me.

IS a snowman an animal?

No, sorry, they melt and real animals don't!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on September 18, 2008 11:23:35 AM
Aw, kish, we love you  :-*   

I've only organized swaps with at most 1/3 the number of swappers as this swap, and partnering people up is always grueling! I can't imagine how hard it would be with a swap of this size! I usually pair partners by location, then allergies, then type of craft, and make zero attempt at pairing by taste/style.  Crafting for someone with very different style can be intimidating at first, but can be really fun! You get to try out new techniques, learn about new stuff, sometimes you start liking things you never were interested in before....and if not, at least there is no temptation to keep the items for yourself  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 18, 2008 11:25:34 AM
so..tell me.


IS a snowman an animal?

Does ice cream have bones?

and kish, I am sorry you have to go through this.  :(  I think a lot of people don't understand how much WORK it takes to be an organizer, and especially since you aren't participating in the swap, you really aren't getting much of anything in return for it. 

For the record, I think my partner is super!  I think you did a great job.  We have a lot of similar answers on the questionnaire, and for those that aren't similar, who cares?!  We are crafting for each other, not getting married. 

If everyone had a partner that was exactly like them, wouldn't that get a little boring?  I have had partners in the past who I didn't have a ton in common with, and they made some of the best partners!  You get to open your eyes to things you wouldn't normally open your eyes to.  It's a learning experience.

Anyone who has been an organizer will tell you that in a NORMAL swap, you try hard to pair people, and this is about 30 times as bad since the questionnaire is so long.  Give kish a break!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MissDisney on September 18, 2008 11:27:07 AM
i LOVE my partnering...i think its going to be a GREAT swap

and as an organizer, i know its impossible to make everyone 100% matched, and sometimes you have to even go against the questionairre cos there are no other options...

i think that it would be hard to have a partner i was completely the opposite of, but i wouldnt complain so much as seek the challenge out in a positive way...first asking my partner if they are uncomfortable...everyone has differences, but unless it goes against the very fabric of your beliefs, i dont think its worth complaining over

just my opinion though



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 18, 2008 11:27:47 AM
I love my second partner now that I don't have to worry about the allergy thing. I have a million ideas, off to do more stalking, thank you so much Kish. I love having a partner that is different then I am, I think it makes it more fun and exciting  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 18, 2008 11:32:30 AM
The only thing on my partners questionnaire that I didn't like was she said she hated pink. I looked at it and went "WHAT?! HOW COULD THAT BE?! NOOOOOOO!!!!"

Alas, I will have to deal with this person that does not like pink.  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: pinkleo on September 18, 2008 11:33:28 AM
kish, I am so sorry that you have been inundated with complaints and whining  :'(. The fun of a swap is crafting for the theme and partner.  In this case, we are making treats for someone for the holidays (no matter what you or your partner are celebrating or how you celebrate it).  I'm excited!  I have been stalking, making lists, and sketching out ideas all day.  And, if my partner ( :-* bluwave06) crafts her best and I craft mine, then happiness and joy will fill our holiday season.

And if someone wants a particular partner, then join a personal swap.  The most fun I have in organized group swaps is the mystery of my partner...who will they be, what will they like.  All those with jitters, PM your partner; communication can solve lots of your worries.

Well, I'm off to think of how I'm going fulfill my partner's wishes.  I really am having too much fun already in this swap.

 :-* kish, I'm sending you hugs!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 18, 2008 11:50:27 AM
The only thing on my partners questionnaire that I didn't like was she said she hated pink. I looked at it and went "WHAT?! HOW COULD THAT BE?! NOOOOOOO!!!!"

Alas, I will have to deal with this person that does not like pink.  ;D

I'm now picturing you in a craft room filled with only pink things, staring at your computer in horror.  LOL.

You're hilarious.

I'm always careful not to put colors that I don't like.  I mean, as a rule I'm not fond of yellow or orange, but I've seen some things in those colors that have been amazing and beautiful, and that I would have killed to own.  Though I can sympathise with certain aversions to that most Barbie of colors.  LOL.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 18, 2008 11:56:33 AM
I think my partner is fab! I desperately wanted someone in the UK or overseas at least. She wanted someone in the USA! Annnnnnnnd what she likes is what I'm best at so woohoo!  I've got a lot of ideas and only just a bit of time stalking so far...well "official stalking" as in not stalking the entire board. :D

Much love to you Kish!  & thanks for doing this!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Lunanne on September 18, 2008 12:03:18 PM
Ahh Kish! I'm so sorry to hear you're having such a hard time. *hugs*

I think you did such a wonderful job partnering everyone. It's a very hard job, and I can't imagine doing it for such a big swap. If you managed to partner everyone taking into account the shipping and the allergies, then you were very successful since those are the most important things.  :)

I know it can be scary reading your partner's questionnaire and finding out you have nothing in common, but for me that's all part of the swap experience. I like the challenge of having to craft outside of my comfort zone and having to exercise my creative muscle.   :D For the Giant Multi Theme swap one of the theme my partner chose was Day of the Dead, which is not in my taste at all, but I had so much fun with it! I had to do research on it, that pleased the nerd in me.  :) And anyway this is such a big swap, there's so many possibilities for all the items and crafts we can make for each other, I can't believe someone couldn't come up with something that fit their partner's tastes.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: beckster on September 18, 2008 12:05:04 PM
Man, Kish that sucks!!  But ya know what?  You can't please everyone all the time. :P  That's my motto.  Not everyone is a fan so let 'em leave if they want.  It might be better off that way anyways.  Swaps are supposed to be fun!  I just don't get it!  I'm happy with my partner!  I like crafting for people whose tastes are out of my comfort zone.  It really gets the creative juices going and I always end up trying something new.  You're doing a great job, try not to worry about it! :-*  


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mimiw on September 18, 2008 12:28:46 PM
We are crafting for each other, not getting married. 

I think this is the best thing that has been said so far  :D  It is really easy to get caught up in the differences between you and someone else but it can also be such a great learning experience. 

Also, keep in mind that not everything has to be "themed" so you have so much more freedom with this swap than others.  I am sure there are lots of "neutral" items that can be made that partners will enjoy.  And just for the record - I despise pink but I have had my fair share of partners who love it and have built up quite a pink fabric stash.  It hasn't killed me yet.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: SewingLori on September 18, 2008 12:50:31 PM
Hey Guys... this swap is TOTALLY fun. I was in on it last year. My partner and I were not very alike but we both put our best efforts into making stuff for each other. The unfortunate part of it all was that I had to go buy craft supplies and fabric that I didn't have in my stash... ::) Come on!!! Like any of you don't want to go get more stuff.  :P

Hang in there, kiddos! You may be surprised with what turns up. :) and like Jenicat said we "are not getting married." This swap takes a lot of time and effort and you may be frustrated, but take that frustration out on your crafting and make some awesome stuff for your partner.

PS. My partner is great. Thanks Kish!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: DIY ho on September 18, 2008 01:00:40 PM
Since everyone else is complaining,  I will jump on the bandwagon also. I truthfully feel like I want to cancel this swap altogether. I would have to say at least 40% of you have some problem with the pairings. And that is fine and you are totally allowed to have your feelings but I didn't half ass the partners I stayed up until 2AM on tuesday night and got up at 8AM the next morning and worked until almost 3PM. So these were not thrown together.

If it is a major problem, and you cannot or do not want to craft for the person you were given, please tell me now. I will get a swap mod to remove the swap fromyour profile and you can move along to another christmas swap.

i just love all the christmas spirit that is exuding from my inbox........ oh wait. there isn't any. sorry scratch that

I'm sorry that I was one of the people that upset you, but well, mine was an allergy issue. :-\  I'm all set to craft for my second partner, though!

I hope this doesn't mean you won't be in the chat room occasionally. Since you aren't swapping, I was hoping some of us could keep you enough in the loop that you could swap vicariously. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 01:04:14 PM
I'm sorry that I was one of the people that upset you, but well, mine was an allergy issue. :-\ 

this is a valid complaint that was overlooked in the pairings. nothing wrong here :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: misplacedhippie on September 18, 2008 01:46:10 PM
Really?!? not like a partner?  I see it as a challenge - you, girl who has no children, craft for a lady with a house full! Slightly intimidated after some stalking, yes... after viewing swap packages she sent, wow! Then I started reading the questionaire.  This spawned a million questions, which have been answered. Which gave me millions of Ideas! now to determine which ones to run with, and which ones to not attempt!

The only problem I encountered: I received both my partners, and my questionnaires.  Easily fixed after my partner mentioned she hadn't received my questionnaire yet, I just forwarded it! I think they were timestamped like 3am, so that is totally not Kishes fault!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 01:51:36 PM
The only problem I encountered: I received both my partners, and my questionnaires.  Easily fixed after my partner mentioned she hadn't received my questionnaire yet, I just forwarded it! I think they were timestamped like 3am, so that is totally not Kishes fault!

lol I usually send 1 PM to both swappers; with their own questionnaire as well as their partners but craftster sent me an error message saying i had exceeded the 2400 word limit. all 66 questionnaires topped off at 1.5 million words according to my WORD DOC. yeah, million! :P

ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE THAT DID NOT RECEIVE THEIR PARTNER'S QUESTIONNAIRE???


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 18, 2008 02:54:22 PM
Yanno, I read through my partner's questionnaire and a little of me thought "Oh no. I don't do this stuff, I don't understand the attraction."

Then I thought a little harder. I don't get it, I don't understand it - but the sort of stuff she likes is the sort of stuff I think I've made before. Made before and enjoyed making before, because it was something different for me to think up ideas around.

In fact, the first idea I've had for my partner is a something I swore to myself that I wasn't going to make following a theme that is not me. It should suit her though. Provided I can work out how to make what I'm thinking.

This is going to be fun. I'd love to know why Kish partnered us up - but asking that might put her in a difficult place :p

And to my dear partner - I've not yet had the time to sit down and think up a PM to you. But I'm about to go to work, so maybe I can do it there :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 03:09:23 PM
I'd love to know why Kish partnered us up - but asking that might put her in a difficult place :p

I think since hardly anyone feels there are commonalities/reasons within the partnering you should just assume that there is not one reason why anyone was partnered up. maybe that will make things easier on all of us. ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: nicolatte on September 18, 2008 03:14:36 PM
 I think I might speak for alot of swappers who were maybe confused/upset/worried/whatever about the partnering, is that first day swap jitters really took over. At least, I think that's what happened to me! :D Me and my partner are very different, and that might be for other people too. But you know what they always say: communication is DEFINITELY the best way to have a great swap. I admit, I got worried and nervous after reading my partner's questionaire, as we have different tastes in some things. But we started talking and after asking tons of questions, everything is much, much better now! Get to know your parter, and maybe you will find you have interests in common that weren't even noted on the questionaire, I know we sure did! Or type up a small bio about yourself and get to actually know eachother. My partner and I have already sent each tons of PMs back and forth, and I already think everything will be totally fine.

 I wish everyone else luck, and I think this will be a great swap. ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 18, 2008 03:21:08 PM
I am happy with my partner. We do have some things in common and as others have said it is all part of swapping. Sometimes you have something in common, sometimes you don't. But there has to be at least one thing that you and your partner will have in common.

I am actually having fun figuring out what I will make. I am making a list as well as drawing up ideas the rest of this week and weekend so I have a set plan for what I am doing. And hey I may only know how to knit and purl but I have always wanted to learn to cable so I am definately going to do this. Besides it doesn't look that hard, this coming from someone who can sew a formal dress and vest in three days, drafting the pattern, lining, zippers, everything. So things tend to look real easy to me.  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 18, 2008 03:42:27 PM
I'm having a major problem with coming up with TOO MANY things. I'm hoping we stay friends for awhile because I've already came up with about a hundred things just to buy for her and her family.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 03:46:02 PM
I'm having a major problem with coming up with TOO MANY things. I'm hoping we stay friends for awhile because I've already came up with about a hundred things just to buy for her and her family.

you could be like rira and I am just do an Invite Your Partner swap next year! HAHA!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: 2711 on September 18, 2008 03:53:37 PM
OOH! hi 2711! :D *waves*

your wist is pretty groovy ;)

very belatedly waving back and going off to stalk yours!  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: SewingLori on September 18, 2008 03:55:04 PM
I'm having a major problem with coming up with TOO MANY things. I'm hoping we stay friends for awhile because I've already came up with about a hundred things just to buy for her and her family.

I feel this way about Day 12. DAY 12!!! I shouldn't want to make a million sets of 12 things, but I do. :) Call me crazy.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 18, 2008 04:03:55 PM
well Kish, I think you did a great job for me & my partner!
She knits, and I don't. I sew, and she doesn't. I think it'll be great. I have a huge list going already of things I'd like to make for her. The only problem is my lack of tons of extra money! Can you fix that?! :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 18, 2008 04:06:21 PM
Thanks Kish!

Hi Serendipity_Sarah! 

Thanks for all your hard work, kish!  I appreciate how difficult it is to make compatible pairings in an average sized swap.  I can't imagine how much more difficult and time consuming it is for a swap this huge. 
Thank you for volunteering your time to organize! :)


Hi, ckchan!  My mind is racing with ideas for things to make for you.  I read through all of your Craftster posts and started a list last night.  I'm excited to try some different crafting techniques for some of them!  ;D
 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 18, 2008 04:07:07 PM
WOW!! all i have to say is HOW RUDE!!!! picture this . . .

dear kish,
i don't think you thought hard enough when you partnered me 'CraftsWeirdThings'. she crafts weird things and i don't. how is that a good pairing? can i have a new partner (preferably some one who crafts cool stuff)
thanks
UngratfulSwapper

you've not only offended kish's hard work but also inadvertently hurt your partner. how would you feel if your partner wrote that pm instead of you? we don't live in a perfect world so why would you think you would get the perfect partner? i no longer organize swaps because of the whining that goes on.

i requested someone but in my pm told kish that if i was better suited or the person i requested was better suited for someone else that was ok too. i would rather craft outside my comfort zone to make her job easier. do unto other as you would like them to do unto you.

sorry if i offend anyone but WOW! just WOW!

ps - i completely LOVE my partner!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 18, 2008 04:07:48 PM
I have ideas for everyday except days 6 and day 12  but everything could change it always does.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 04:08:47 PM
The only problem is my lack of tons of extra money! Can you fix that?! :P

At this rate, that is probably the ONLY thing I can fix!! HAHA!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: superhooker on September 18, 2008 04:27:36 PM
Kish, my partner is rad!  Thanks!  Now, I just have to wait until my new computer shows up...so the real stalking can begin!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: SewingLori on September 18, 2008 04:38:36 PM
I have ideas for everyday except days 6 and day 12  but everything could change it always does.

These are the 2 days I have too many ideas for. PM me. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: DIY ho on September 18, 2008 05:08:50 PM
I have ideas for everyday except days 6 and day 12  but everything could change it always does.

I am completely open to 12 baked goodies of your choosing. Or anything else of your choosing. Ha! :D 

I think I will PM you, SewingLori about day 6 if that's alright. :)


Title: Re: Diametrically Opposed Partner
Post by: mclianne on September 18, 2008 05:19:59 PM
As someone who is partnered with someone completely different than myself, I can say that I am seeing this as a challenge.  And when I say different than myself, i don’t mean that I like pink and she doesn’t or she knits and I don’t.  I’m talking about that I am a conservative Christian and my partner is not.  She is Pagan (I believe) and it would offend my partner to have to craft or receive religious items.  Now that is what I call “diffferent partners”! LOL

That doesn’t mean that I am going to refuse to craft for her or push my beliefs on her through crafts.  I am going to do my best to craft my little heart out to make things she will enjoy and use.  There are some commonalities here and there and I will try to capitalize on those.

Kish, as one who is a bit confused regarding my partnering, I still thank you for all your hard work.   And I look to this as a challenge to stretch and develop my creativity.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: pinkleo on September 18, 2008 05:24:26 PM
I am happy with my partner. ......And hey I may only know how to knit and purl but I have always wanted to learn to cable so I am definately going to do this. Besides it doesn't look that hard, this coming from someone who can sew a formal dress and vest in three days, drafting the pattern, lining, zippers, everything. So things tend to look real easy to me.  ;D


First,  :-* bluwave06
Second, you are a braver soul than me.  I have yet to knit those cables.  As a child a learned to knit lefty so I fear the whole brain-switching pattern possibilities.  Ah, one day though...one day.
Third, you are so talented.  I admire all those who sew, especially clothing.  It fascinates me to no end.  That is why I'm trying to learn to machine sew, well I can do very, very simple things, but you have to start somewhere, right?
Finally, I am going to say it again.  I'm loving this swap.  There is nothing like a big, long swap.  (I'm still dreaming of another round of the giant multi theme swap.  Crazy, I know.)I think I'm more excited to push my crafting envelope, well that and all the craft shopping I get to do.  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 05:26:23 PM
this swap has totally turned me off from organizing in general. and if, big big if, this swap happens next year, I will put a cap on the # of participants AND it will be completely random pairings (aside from allergies and shipping). I feel that all the hard work, even though many have "thanked" me for the hard work, but in the end it was all for nothing. It might as well have been random as I wasted too much of my time on the partnering and only a handful are happy.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: superhooker on September 18, 2008 05:27:52 PM
I am happy with my partner. ......And hey I may only know how to knit and purl but I have always wanted to learn to cable so I am definately going to do this. Besides it doesn't look that hard, this coming from someone who can sew a formal dress and vest in three days, drafting the pattern, lining, zippers, everything. So things tend to look real easy to me.  ;D


First,  :-* bluwave06
Second, you are a braver soul than me.  I have yet to knit those cables.  As a child a learned to knit lefty so I fear the whole brain-switching pattern possibilities.  Ah, one day though...one day.
Third, you are so talented.  I admire all those who sew, especially clothing.  It fascinates me to no end.  That is why I'm trying to learn to machine sew, well I can do very, very simple things, but you have to start somewhere, right?
Finally, I am going to say it again.  I'm loving this swap.  There is nothing like a big, long swap.  (I'm still dreaming of another round of the giant multi theme swap.  Crazy, I know.)I think I'm more excited to push my crafting envelope, well that and all the craft shopping I get to do.  ;D


Bluewave, totally try it out!!!  cableing is soooo fun!  Just remember that it is just knitting the stitches in the wrong order.  Thats it!  Its a little bit fiddly, but really, it is still just knit and purl!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: DIY ho on September 18, 2008 05:32:41 PM
this swap has totally turned me off from organizing in general. and if, big big if, this swap happens next year, I will put a cap on the # of participants AND it will be completely random pairings (aside from allergies and shipping). I feel that all the hard work, even though many have "thanked" me for the hard work, but in the end it was all for nothing. It might as well have been random as I wasted too much of my time on the partnering and only a handful are happy.

Again I'm sorry this happened! But maybe if it doesn't happen next year... maybe there could be a holiday IYP in which partners who like this swap, choose this as their theme. That way there's much less stress for an organizer. :-*  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 05:38:37 PM
I am in this swap for the long haul and will continue to do my best as swap organizer. Thanks


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 18, 2008 05:47:33 PM
I am so sorry that people who must not really know what swapping is all about put a bad taste in your mouth.  I would hate to see the this swap get canceled next year but if you don't want to do it, you don't want to do it.  I wonder if next year there could be a way to do groups.  The first 20 people to sign up get organizer 1, the next 20 organizer 2 and so on.  Then we can switch people in groups for allergy reasons and shipping or whatever, but that way it is smaller swaps and less stress.

I still can't believe people had the audacity to complain about a swap partner.  The whole point of swapping is to craft for someone else!  Not yourself.  If you want to craft things that you like then craft something for your own damn self. 

end rant.

On a happy note, I have a million ideas for my partner.  We asked to be paired together (I hope that didn't cause problems Kish) and I STILL had jitters when she first PMd me.  I thought "oh no, what will I craft?" Now I have too many ideas and this just might be the coolest swap package I've ever sent even though one of the items is something I would have never even thought of making and had no idea it even existed LOL  She is going to flip out when she opens it too.  I wish I could see a video of her face when she opens it. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 18, 2008 05:53:22 PM
Aww, kish, thank you so much for organizing this crazy, chaotic swap, I know it can't be easy to try and match this many people up with "dream partners," or make matches that will work out for everyone perfectly.  

Mclianne and I are quite different religiously, it's true, but to me there are so many other holiday icons out there that I love--the grinch, snowmen, ribbon candy, peppermints, cookies (time for dinner, I think, I'm rambling about snacks) that we can make it work.  I just sent her a long PM that basically said I am *bursting* with ideas for her, and her family without getting anywhere near religion, but totally near my sewing machine and flannel collection :)  Ok, so it's my mom's sewing machine, but you get the point.

My partner noted I haven't posted here in a bit, and it's true--I have had actual work to do at work!  running 7000 letters through the folding machine, in fact, and trying not to break it, or catch my fingers, or go stark raving mad and burn the place to the ground!  I'm kidding on the last, but just think, 7000 letters woulds start and awfully good fire  ::)

Kish, you rock, I totally appreciate you and will send tokens of it your way anytime.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 18, 2008 05:56:10 PM
I have ideas for everyday except days 6 and day 12  but everything could change it always does.

I am completely open to 12 baked goodies of your choosing. Or anything else of your choosing. Ha! :D 

I think I will PM you, SewingLori about day 6 if that's alright. :)

Don't tempt me you might end up with a box completely full of cookies and what not  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: rira on September 18, 2008 06:16:38 PM
I'm having a major problem with coming up with TOO MANY things. I'm hoping we stay friends for awhile because I've already came up with about a hundred things just to buy for her and her family.

you could be like rira and I am just do an Invite Your Partner swap next year! HAHA!

we need to do another one soon. ...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 06:18:04 PM
you could be like rira and I am just do an Invite Your Partner swap next year! HAHA!

we need to do another one soon. ...
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Spring 2009, I am all yours....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 18, 2008 06:19:07 PM
not to debate but alot of christian traditions derived from pagan traditions, and when you open yourself up to learn about other religions you'll notice many similarities among them.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MissDisney on September 18, 2008 06:25:54 PM
obviously i hope that kish regains her love of organizing by next year, but saying that, i understand the stress...i would co-organize in the groups plan...

but on another note, i think that last yr i was a PAIN for kish, but i have learned ALOT since then, and i think that i was horrible in hindsight, and i am glad she was so patient with me...and also that i grew from the experience...helped make me a better swapper i think

i am stalking right now, cos im still so sick i can only sit down or take baths....it sucks! but its giving me time to compile mad lists hehe


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: iheartzb on September 18, 2008 06:27:20 PM
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mimiw and I both asked in our questionnaires "does a snowman count as an animal?" for the favorite Christmas animal question.

I asked the same thing too!!

I was last on here at 10:00 last night and everything was so happy. . . go to work for 12 hours and my how things change. We need to get some Christmas music flowing in here, maybe that would change the mood. Everyone likes the Chipmunks, right :)

I am so excited to have my partner. I'm just now getting a chance to look over her "novel", but I am already in love! We even have the same favorite movie!! And others in our top 5 are the same (Footloose- for me it's the insane crush I have had on Kevin Bacon my entire life and the "teach Chris Penn to dance scene", haven't learned why she loves it yet.) As for crafting, I can do the one thing she can't and she can do the one thing I can't. Now I really just hope she wasn't secretly trying to dump me  ???


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 06:28:21 PM
but on another note, i think that last yr i was a PAIN for kish, but i have learned ALOT since then, and i think that i was horrible in hindsight, and i am glad she was so patient with me...and also that i grew from the experience...helped make me a better swapper i think

I dont remember anyone being a pain last year.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 18, 2008 06:30:48 PM
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mimiw and I both asked in our questionnaires "does a snowman count as an animal?" for the favorite Christmas animal question.

I asked the same thing too!!

Now I really just hope she wasn't secretly trying to dump me  ???

Aww, who'd want to dump you?  You thought a snowman was an animal.  You're cute. 

;)  (Remember, I am the one you quoted - just bein' silly)  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 18, 2008 06:32:47 PM
Now I feel guilty about the posting question I sent you Kish....

 :-\

But rest assured that I'm going to love crafting for my partner. Once I work out what to make her. :D





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: lairsa on September 18, 2008 06:41:23 PM
This is the first big swap I've been in, and as it starts, I've realized a few things:

1) Everyday checking up on/obsessively stalking the forum is necessary to catch up on everything.

2) My swap anxiety level is at an all time high. I mean, really high. Although this could be coupled with my anxiety for school tommorow. But I can confidently say that my pulse is trying to chacha on warp speed. (I haven't read the questionnaire yet--I'm saving it for tommorow so I can focus on it).

That being said, I'm sure I'm going to do some head scratching and omgwhatamIgoingtomakeforpartner-ing tommorow, but I'm think I'm going to enjoy this swap.

I have a nice partner. :)

Thank you again, kish. You are very much appreciated. :)

(\(@[email protected])/) *virtual hug by girl with glasses*

P.S. I know I've asked this before, but...there are people available for bouncing off ideas on, right? :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 18, 2008 06:45:26 PM
lairsa, that looks like an owl throwing its wings up and going "whoo whoo!"... you know, that sound people made in like, 1993...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MissDisney on September 18, 2008 06:45:52 PM
but on another note, i think that last yr i was a PAIN for kish, but i have learned ALOT since then, and i think that i was horrible in hindsight, and i am glad she was so patient with me...and also that i grew from the experience...helped make me a better swapper i think

I dont remember anyone being a pain last year.

that REALLY comforts me...i always worry about being a nuisance

and iheartzb, i am waiting to bust out the music till my hubby goes to bed, but i am definitely going to be singing along all night (and probrably until new years lol....) and i have a bunch of my favorite holiday tv shows and movies recorded (like National Lampoons!) and i watch those all day..

i am going to make my table in a few minutes (im anal about lists) which is exciting...i am going to have my husband bring me home some file folders for organizing too


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 06:49:01 PM
but on another note, i think that last yr i was a PAIN for kish, but i have learned ALOT since then, and i think that i was horrible in hindsight, and i am glad she was so patient with me...and also that i grew from the experience...helped make me a better swapper i think

I dont remember anyone being a pain last year.
that REALLY comforts me...i always worry about being a nuisance

maybe it's like a bad break up, after a long while has passed since, you can only remember the good stuff. lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 18, 2008 06:50:23 PM

i am going to make my table in a few minutes (im anal about lists) which is exciting...i am going to have my husband bring me home some file folders for organizing too

My organisational method would give you palpitations then. I have an A4 sized piece of paper, folded into a book, and then scribbled all over.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 18, 2008 06:50:43 PM

KRSHCRAFTS IS #1


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 06:57:37 PM

KRSHCRAFTS IS #1

LOL thanks!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MissDisney on September 18, 2008 06:58:38 PM

i am going to make my table in a few minutes (im anal about lists) which is exciting...i am going to have my husband bring me home some file folders for organizing too

My organisational method would give you palpitations then. I have an A4 sized piece of paper, folded into a book, and then scribbled all over.

your right, even thinking about it is scary....but i know that if it works for a person, thats all that matters (my husband is a scribbler too...drives me nuts, but he always knows what needs to be done and where it needs to go  :-\)
but on another note, i think that last yr i was a PAIN for kish, but i have learned ALOT since then, and i think that i was horrible in hindsight, and i am glad she was so patient with me...and also that i grew from the experience...helped make me a better swapper i think

I dont remember anyone being a pain last year.
that REALLY comforts me...i always worry about being a nuisance

maybe it's like a bad break up, after a long while has passed since, you can only remember the good stuff. lol

lol...always remember the good times ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mclianne on September 18, 2008 07:05:03 PM
this swap has totally turned me off from organizing in general. and if, big big if, this swap happens next year, I will put a cap on the # of participants AND it will be completely random pairings (aside from allergies and shipping). I feel that all the hard work, even though many have "thanked" me for the hard work, but in the end it was all for nothing. It might as well have been random as I wasted too much of my time on the partnering and only a handful are happy.

Kish,  I am sorry if my reaction in the thread gives you a bad taste regarding organizing again.  I didn't expect to get a partner just like me with all the same interests.  It is fun to stalk someone and brainstorm ideas to make.  I think it was just a surprise that she was THAT different.   You are appreciated and are doing something I would never attempt myself...organizing!  I can't imagine the amount of time and mental energy it takes.

If it was the wrong thing to do, post about my surprise, that I see it as a challenge and that I thank you for your hard work, I am sorry and I apologize...  


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 07:08:13 PM
no need for anyone to apologize for how they feel or what they have said. I wont apologize to anyone for feeling like some swappers are sucking the christmas spirit out of this swap


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mclianne on September 18, 2008 07:26:19 PM
 I just sent her a long PM that basically said I am *bursting* with ideas for her, and her family without getting anywhere near religion, but totally near my sewing machine and flannel collection :)  Ok, so it's my mom's sewing machine, but you get the point.

Mmmmmm, my girls LOVE their flannel jammies.  And they have such pretty designs this year at my Hancocks.

Ok, off to do some more stalking! 8)

 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mcbenno on September 18, 2008 07:28:45 PM
I am happy with my partner. We do have some things in common and as others have said it is all part of swapping. Sometimes you have something in common, sometimes you don't. But there has to be at least one thing that you and your partner will have in common.

I am actually having fun figuring out what I will make. I am making a list as well as drawing up ideas the rest of this week and weekend so I have a set plan for what I am doing. And hey I may only know how to knit and purl but I have always wanted to learn to cable so I am definately going to do this. Besides it doesn't look that hard, this coming from someone who can sew a formal dress and vest in three days, drafting the pattern, lining, zippers, everything. So things tend to look real easy to me.  ;D


I LOVE CABLES!

They are so fun :D You will be fine :) - If you have troubles PM me and I'll try to find the instructions I used to learn, they must have been good because I had NO problems the first time, and I am not a "learn from the book" kinda gal.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mcbenno on September 18, 2008 07:54:21 PM


Hopefully this adorable Santa-kitty will get everyone back in the Christmas mood :D

(This is the picture I really wanted to post, but I was afraid some people might be offended)
don't click if you are upset by rear nudity (a.k.a. butts)! (http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/mishka7927/Holiday/HappyChristmas.jpg)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Lootyaj on September 18, 2008 07:56:10 PM
The short one looks like he has some spunk!  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Jenicat on September 18, 2008 07:58:09 PM
Oh my, I'm blushing... man butt. 

I'm so offended!   >:(  Grr!  ;)

Christmas kitty is adorable too, mcbenno. 

And you can come teach ME to cable... I HATE it.

But I wish I loved it because it's so pretty.   :'(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 18, 2008 07:59:37 PM
i have you beet on the organizing front! i little piles on my dishwasher, deep freeze, microwave, sewing table, computer table, closet shelf, tv stand . . . basically if there is a space for a random pile of stuff it gets one. strangly enough i know exactly where to go looking when i need something.

common instructions to DH . . .

me: hun, grab me the list of things on the pile thats at the back of the dishwasher under the pink coupon folder
DH: *puzzled* huh? the pile beside the table or by the bar sink?
me: by the bar sink about half way down the pile
DH: what colour of pen?
me: purple maybe? no it was orange cause it was after i wrote the note to . . .

you see where i'm going with this lol

i am adding to my questionnaire to tailor to what my partner crafts. she doesn't crochet so i won't ask her to crochet something for me. she does sew so maybe i'll get a bill/mail organizer or a magazine holder for the bathroom (dear god my bathroom put a recycle center to shame with the stack(s) of magazines)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 18, 2008 08:02:47 PM
don't click if you are upset by rear nudity (a.k.a. butts)!

I like big butts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can't deny. That when a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist and a round thing in your face you get sprung. Wanna pull up rough, coz you noticed that butt was stuffed. Deep in the jeans she's wearing. I'm hooked and I can't stop staring. Oh baby I wanna get with ya. And take your picture. .......

Oh help me Zombie Poseidon.... That song possesses me.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 08:07:26 PM
Hopefully this adorable Santa-kitty will get everyone back in the Christmas mood :D

that is the same pic that rira sent me this morning to cheer me up. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mcbenno on September 18, 2008 08:09:00 PM
don't click if you are upset by rear nudity (a.k.a. butts)!

I like big butts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can't deny. That when a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist and a round thing in your face you get sprung. Wanna pull up rough, coz you noticed that butt was stuffed. Deep in the jeans she's wearing. I'm hooked and I can't stop staring. Oh baby I wanna get with ya. And take your picture. .......

Oh help me Zombie Poseidon.... That song possesses me.

My homeboys tried to warn me, but that butt you got makes me so horny...

The Weird Al parody is hilarious too :D

OH, and I think I've got days 1 and 2 pegged... now for the others ... hrmmm... off to stalk! :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mcbenno on September 18, 2008 08:09:52 PM
And you can come teach ME to cable... I HATE it.

But I wish I loved it because it's so pretty.   :'(

O-TAY says Buckwheat!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 18, 2008 08:11:34 PM
oooh rumple smooth skin, you say you wanna get in my benz? well use me use me coz you aint that average groupie.

HALP! HALP! HALP! I am not a big African-American man with a one-hit-wonder!!!!!! Why am I compelled to sing this thing through to the bitter end?!?!!!

The Weird Al parody of U Can't Touch This is what's preventing me from memorising the lyrics to that one as well.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 18, 2008 08:11:51 PM
Pretty sure I've got basic ideas for days 1-4... some general ideas for 10-12... it's those middle ones that are stumping me!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mcbenno on September 18, 2008 08:14:32 PM
Hopefully this adorable Santa-kitty will get everyone back in the Christmas mood :D

that is the same pic that rira sent me this morning to cheer me up. :)

haha that's too funny :D

I know we are trying to stay away from the topic, but because I was at work when everyone else was putting in their 2 cents...

I think that if I was going to craft things that I like (for a partner who was exactly like me) I wouldn't bother swapping! If I am going to spend the time making things that I like anyway, why go through the effort of swapping them - why not just keep them. Not that I would ship out things that quality-wise I don't like, but maybe it's not my style or my colors or whatever. Does that make sense?



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 18, 2008 08:25:16 PM
Yes, those man butts will be on my Christmas cards. LOL  I am laughing so hard hubby came over to see what was so funny.  I warned him.  :D  And now I have that song in my head. hehe

My organizing went from a list on a small piece of scrap paper with lots of eraser dust on it to a word doc.  I have almost everything planned.  I am so excited to Kaymadben to get her package and I have only added one thing so far that is an extra anyway LOL

Larisa, there is a PM coming your way :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: lairsa on September 18, 2008 08:28:16 PM
lairsa, that looks like an owl throwing its wings up and going "whoo whoo!"... you know, that sound people made in like, 1993...

.........

LOL. You know, it's only now that I've noticed it...

And, just for fun...

(\(@[email protected])/) (/(_A_)\) (\(@[email protected])/) (/(_A_)\) (\(@[email protected])/) (/(_A_)\)

Right-side up/Upside down Owls on a wire...or something like that. :)

MommyTheMaid: *throws arms wide open to catch the PM* :D

EDIT: MommyTheMaid, that was fast! XD The moment after I posted this reply, the message sign was glowing blue. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 18, 2008 08:30:15 PM
I think that if I was going to craft things that I like (for a partner who was exactly like me) I wouldn't bother swapping! If I am going to spend the time making things that I like anyway, why go through the effort of swapping them - why not just keep them. Not that I would ship out things that quality-wise I don't like, but maybe it's not my style or my colors or whatever. Does that make sense?

My partner and I are VERY similar and I'm very excited about it! I'm hoping that means she will love anything I send her since I won't send something that I'm not happy with. My hubby already knows everything about marcusandila because I keep telling him about her and her family and all of the things I'm going to make her. If this girl was in my city I think she'd have to take off a day of work for all of the things I want to talk to her about. I don't normally do this but since she lives so close I mapquested her address and mine and I could totally make that drive in less than 2 hours. It might even be cheaper than shipping.....

Disclaimer: marcusandila~ I promise not to show up on your doorstep wearing a Santa hat and yelling SURPRISE!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 18, 2008 08:41:07 PM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/rens_kitten.jpg[/img]

Hopefully this adorable Santa-kitty will get everyone back in the Christmas mood :D

(This is the picture I really wanted to post, but I was afraid some people might be offended)
don't click if you are upset by rear nudity (a.k.a. butts)! (http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/mishka7927/Holiday/HappyChristmas.jpg)
Love it good one :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 18, 2008 08:49:50 PM
mlooyloo take out the [/IMG]. crafstster doesnt like when you repost/quote a pic!! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: rira on September 18, 2008 09:03:38 PM
Quote from: mcbenno link=topic=265354.msg3039193#msg3039193 https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/rens_kitten.jpg[/img

Hopefully this adorable Santa-kitty will get everyone back in the Christmas mood :D

(This is the picture I really wanted to post, but I was afraid some people might be offended)
don't click if you are upset by rear nudity (a.k.a. butts)! (http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/mishka7927/Holiday/HappyChristmas.jpg)

THAT"S THE PICS I WANTED TO POST. GO YOU!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 18, 2008 09:05:57 PM
You guys and your man-butts...


Wait... that came out wrong... not that you have manly butts... or butts that look like men... or.... nevermind.   ;D


I don't remember who was looking for people to bounce ideas off, but I'll totally help a sistah out, if you don't mind reciprocating.  Except celticgoddess.  Because that would kind of defeat the purpose.   ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: DIY ho on September 18, 2008 09:10:46 PM
don't click if you are upset by rear nudity (a.k.a. butts)!

I like big butts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can't deny. That when a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist and a round thing in your face you get sprung. Wanna pull up rough, coz you noticed that butt was stuffed. Deep in the jeans she's wearing. I'm hooked and I can't stop staring. Oh baby I wanna get with ya. And take your picture. .......

Oh help me Zombie Poseidon.... That song possesses me.

Okay. That song won't be leaving my mind space anytime soon. :P

I like both pics! Yay for Santa hats. :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 18, 2008 11:44:47 PM
I've been making list, and telling hubby about everything. I don't think he gets it. I have some days down, I think, but I keep sitting here going, oh wait! I could....


So back to the list!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 19, 2008 04:10:46 AM
man, its hard to keep up with this thread.  It seems like everytime I log into craftster theres 5 more pages to read! ;D  Anyways, partner and I are pm'ing eachother with questions, im real excited about this because we each make different types of crafts, so its gonna be fun making things she cant do and recieving things that i cant do. ;D  Weeee!  Ive already decided on some real lovely things that Im sure my partner will love!  Oh and my partner has a cat soooo, that means I get to make this totally awesome cat toy that Ive been wanting to make but couldnt because I have a dog.   ;D 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: sweets4ever on September 19, 2008 05:02:58 AM
mlooyloo take out the [/IMG]. crafstster doesnt like when you repost/quote a pic!! :)

Luv you! :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: hellobint on September 19, 2008 05:31:01 AM
so, now i think we should start a new discussion...

1) for those of us who participated last year, what was your favourite item and why?

2) for the newbie christmas swappers, what is your favourite crafted christmas present ever and why?

so my answer to Q1 - my favourite part was the baked/chilled goods element i got for day 6 (i think) last year - i'm being a little bit vague as i would recommend 2711's new partner this year request the same again, and i don't want to spoil the surprise!!  hi 2711!.  Such a simple enjoyable thing, done in a clever way that i had not seen or thought of before - they lasted about 2 days before all being munched ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 19, 2008 06:02:30 AM

2) for the newbie christmas swappers, what is your favourite crafted christmas present ever and why?


When I was younger, and still VERY much into doing the Ren Fest thing (never worked there, just went a lot and tended to dress up) my aunt (she's actually on craftster: panul) made me the most beautiful Ren Fest costume!  I've still got it, though if I plan on wearing it again, it'll likely need some alterations, as it was made for me pre-reduction surgery, and I think I'm a different size in general now.  (Though with the lacing, I'm sure it's quite forgiving.)  It's a gorgeous four piece costume, with a blue peasant blouse, blue under skirt, and an over-skirt and bodice made from a thicker blue/gold material.  It's SO pretty!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: SewingLori on September 19, 2008 06:19:10 AM
(\(@[email protected])/) *virtual hug by girl with glasses*

I thought these were boobs.... I guess the picture of the butts put my mind in the gutter. :)

Last year in the swap I got a few pair of dangly earrings. I still wear them all of the time. I think that was day 6.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 19, 2008 06:28:07 AM
hhhmmm . . . note to self (partner likes earrings)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 19, 2008 06:55:14 AM
I am happy with my partner. We do have some things in common and as others have said it is all part of swapping. Sometimes you have something in common, sometimes you don't. But there has to be at least one thing that you and your partner will have in common.

I am actually having fun figuring out what I will make. I am making a list as well as drawing up ideas the rest of this week and weekend so I have a set plan for what I am doing. And hey I may only know how to knit and purl but I have always wanted to learn to cable so I am definately going to do this. Besides it doesn't look that hard, this coming from someone who can sew a formal dress and vest in three days, drafting the pattern, lining, zippers, everything. So things tend to look real easy to me.  ;D


I LOVE CABLES!

They are so fun :D You will be fine :) - If you have troubles PM me and I'll try to find the instructions I used to learn, they must have been good because I had NO problems the first time, and I am not a "learn from the book" kinda gal.

Thanks.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 19, 2008 07:00:34 AM
I am happy with my partner. ......And hey I may only know how to knit and purl but I have always wanted to learn to cable so I am definately going to do this. Besides it doesn't look that hard, this coming from someone who can sew a formal dress and vest in three days, drafting the pattern, lining, zippers, everything. So things tend to look real easy to me.  ;D


First,  :-* bluwave06
Second, you are a braver soul than me.  I have yet to knit those cables.  As a child a learned to knit lefty so I fear the whole brain-switching pattern possibilities.  Ah, one day though...one day.
Third, you are so talented.  I admire all those who sew, especially clothing.  It fascinates me to no end.  That is why I'm trying to learn to machine sew, well I can do very, very simple things, but you have to start somewhere, right?
Finally, I am going to say it again.  I'm loving this swap.  There is nothing like a big, long swap.  (I'm still dreaming of another round of the giant multi theme swap.  Crazy, I know.)I think I'm more excited to push my crafting envelope, well that and all the craft shopping I get to do.  ;D

Thanks. You are talented too. Machine sewing is very easy, I know one thing I am going to put together.  ;D


Bluewave, totally try it out!!!  cableing is soooo fun!  Just remember that it is just knitting the stitches in the wrong order.  Thats it!  Its a little bit fiddly, but really, it is still just knit and purl!

Thanks. I learned how to knit last xmas, it only took a day. But I have been so badly wanting to do cables as they look so fun and cool to do, just never got around to it. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Silly on September 19, 2008 10:30:34 AM
A little late to the discussion on this, but I am very sorry kish for all the pain this swap has caused you.  My partner has different tastes than I do, but I still think this is going to be an awesome swap.  We all have different likes/dislikes, skill levels, beliefs, whatever, but Christmas is for the spirit of giving and accepting others for who they are.  Love and peace on earth and all that, right?  Even with swaps in general, if I swapped because I liked to get, I have to be honest, I would have been quite disappointed in a few that I've done (although very, very happy in others!)  But I swap because it's fun to make things I think someone else will like, or that I hope they will like, and to craft without reason for someone else just for fun :) It shouldn't matter who that person is.  I don't think anyone put "I am a convicted rapist" on their questionaires, so I don't know why anyone would have a problem with who they're paired up with.

Anyway, I got in the creative spirit last night and whipped up some crafts I'm pretty excited about.  Day 9, at least, is in the bag :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: yoyowa on September 19, 2008 10:33:50 AM
i have my items but not my days sorted....i brough my partners info to work and between calls i'm jotting stuff down....i plsn on shopping and crafting tomorrow.....i'm so excited!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 19, 2008 11:10:23 AM
Who wants a peak at my plans for Day 1 for celticgoddess?  It's just a rough sketch/idea, but I love input!  PM me your email addy to take a peak!  Heeheehee....

*runs off to do more plotting!*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: TAOJ on September 19, 2008 12:00:14 PM
Anyway, I got in the creative spirit last night and whipped up some crafts I'm pretty excited about.  Day 9, at least, is in the bag :)

OMG  :o  I can't believe someone already has a day done!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: MissDisney on September 19, 2008 12:04:22 PM
Q1: my partner made my husband a Jedi Donald shirt, handpainted. He LOVES it (cant wear it anymore, but we are working on that tummy lol). It is by far my favorite thing, because it fit his personality and likes to a T. He wore it at leasr 5 days of the trip we took in Dec.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 19, 2008 12:08:30 PM
Q1: my partner made my husband a Jedi Donald shirt, handpainted. He LOVES it (cant wear it anymore, but we are working on that tummy lol). It is by far my favorite thing, because it fit his personality and likes to a T. He wore it at leasr 5 days of the trip we took in Dec.

That is hilarious!  Do you have any pics?  I'd love to see that!

OMG  :o  I can't believe someone already has a day done!

I know, here I thought I was doing good just having all my days PLANNED!

I think I'm going to be working backwards so that I have enough time to do a good job on the big projects.  I'm going shopping for... stuff... this weekend to get started on things for days 1 and 2.  And 4.  I think day 3 can wait a while... I might need to enlist some help for that one anyhow.... Heeheehee...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 19, 2008 12:22:24 PM
I thought I was doing good with the planning being done and one extra purchased item thrown in the box.  SOmeone is done with a day!  Eeek, I better get on it.  I figured I will have to make 7-8 items  week on average.  Gulp.  This is going to be fun.

Littlebiskit, I just sent you a PM :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 19, 2008 12:55:29 PM
For those of use who have partners with different beliefs, allow me to "sing" a little Dar Williams: (and cross my fingers I didn't miss anything)

Amber called her uncle, said we're up here for the holiday,
Jane and I were having solstice, now we need a place to stay.
And her christ-loving uncle watched his wife hang mary on a tree,
He watched his song hang candy canes all made with red dye number three.
He told his niece, its christmas eve, I know our life is not your style,
She said, christmas is like solstice, and we miss you and its been awhile,

So the christians and the pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,
And just before the meal was served, hands were held and prayers were said,
Sending hope for peace on earth to all their gods and goddesses.

The food was great, the tree plugged in, the meal had gone without a hitch,
Till timmy turned to amber and said, is it try that you're a wtich?
His mom jumped up and said, the pies are burning, and she hit the kitchen,
And it was jane who spoke, she said, its true, your cousins not a christian,
but we love trees, we love the snow, the friends we have, the world we share,
And you find magic from your god, and we find magic everywhere,

So the christians and the pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,
And where does magic come from? I think magics in the learning,
Cause now when christians sit with pagans only pumpkin pies are burning.

When amber tried to do the dishes, her aunt said, really, no, don't bother.
Ambers uncle saw how amber looked like tim and like her father.
He thought about his brother, how they hadn't spoken in a year,
He thought he'd call him up and say, its christmas and your daughters here.
He thought of fathers, sons and brothers, so his own son tug his sleeve, saying,
can I be a pagan? dad said, we'll discuss it when they leave.

So the christians and the pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,
Lighting trees in darkness, learning new ways from the old, and
Making sense of history and drawing warmth out of the cold.




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 19, 2008 01:25:17 PM
Heh.  I'm not sure how well the mods will like that posted (but I'm not tellin'!)  but that's awesome!  I've never seen/heard that before! 

Looks like I need to start using iTunes again...

Celticgoddess!  MommyTheMaid knows what you're getting for day one!   :P

 ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
Post by: Silly on September 19, 2008 01:27:05 PM
Anyway, I got in the creative spirit last night and whipped up some crafts I'm pretty excited about.  Day 9, at least, is in the bag :)

OMG  :o  I can't believe someone already has a day done!

I was super motivated last night and had all my materials on hand!  And it's super cute imo :) 9/78 DOWN!  Actually I'm up to 13/78.  I have nothing to do for the next two weeks as school hasn't started yet and I'm unemployed, so I'll be crafting up a storm!  YAY FOR MOTIVATION AND TONS OF FREE TIME!

Of course, these are all *small* items.  I'd like to start/maaaybe finish a large today, though.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 19, 2008 03:20:14 PM
i feel so lucky to have a partner that's so on top of everything!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 19, 2008 03:28:18 PM
I'm almost done with planning phase 1 and one to the more detailed phase and I want my partners package to be so great that I'm going to one of the awful  :P local craft stores for stuff to send her I still have million questions to ask I'm making a list right now  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 19, 2008 03:33:47 PM
So, I have all days planned out... except three. I am working on that right now. Then tommorrow I will look through my stash to see what I can start and see what I need to buy.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 19, 2008 04:09:20 PM
I've already started on a few different projects for beckster (I was going through major swap withdrawl) lol  I need to still ask her a million questions so I can come up with some additional ideas, but I will do that soon. 

 And because I love craftster mad libs lol, just some silliness 

I have all the __noun___ for the __noun____ cut out for the __number___  day and ready to start ___verb____ing it.  I am very ___adjective_____ about this one and know it'll take some __noun__ to do but am up for the ____verb_____.

and I bought the ____noun___ yesterday for the_____Adjective____ _____noun____s that I am making and cut ___number___ of them out and started ___verb___ing them


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 19, 2008 04:14:31 PM
Quote
I have all the __noun___ for the __noun____ cut out for the __number___  day and ready to start ___verb____ing it.  I am very ___adjective_____ about this one and know it'll take some __noun__ to do but am up for the ____verb_____.

and I bought the ____noun___ yesterday for the_____Adjective____ _____noun____s that I am making and cut ___number___ of them out and started ___verb___ing them


hey, me too!  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 19, 2008 05:26:40 PM
HORRRRRRRRAY! The madlibs have returned!!!!!!!!



Here we go:

I have all the cheese for the cat cut out for the 7  day and ready to start snoozing it.  I am very black about this one and know it'll take someflower to do but am up for the run.

and I bought the earring yesterday for the snazzy books that I am making and cut 87 of them out and started fishing them


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Therisa on September 19, 2008 05:32:47 PM
Wow, 100 pages and this is my first time posting!  Anyway, my partner (yoyowa) and I have been in communication and I have all but one day planned out.  I'm finishing Day 12 in a few minutes, then moving right along.   This is fun!  I especially am enjoying the fact that I starting while it's still warm outside in Michigan.  It gets one in a holiday mood....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 19, 2008 05:55:18 PM
Woo Hoo! I love swap madlibs!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 19, 2008 05:57:43 PM
Okay, gotta try this with the help of my sons:

I have all the houses for the horses cut out for the 11th day and ready to start playing it.  I am very pumped up about this one and know it'll take some dollars to do but am up for the kicking.

and I bought the seaweed yesterday for the squeeky seatbelts that I am making and cut 7 trillion of them out and started spinning them


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 19, 2008 05:59:10 PM
i am no where close to where some of you guys are.  i have done some stalking and a little planning but the only concrete thing i have is day 2!  i better get moving :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 19, 2008 06:10:32 PM
Okay, gotta try this with the help of my sons:

I have all the houses for the horses cut out for the 11th day and ready to start playing it.  I am very pumped up about this one and know it'll take some dollars to do but am up for the kicking.

and I bought the seaweed yesterday for the squeeky seatbelts that I am making and cut 7 trillion of them out and started spinning them

Your boys are quite obviously hilarious.  Can they come over to play?   :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 19, 2008 07:04:11 PM
My biggest project to tackle is going to be cleaning my room enough so I have the floor space to do some work!  I only need a small spot on the bed to sit and knit/crochet, but I need some floor space so I can either sit on the floor and run the hot glue gun, or have space to set my little TV tray so I can paper craft.  Now that, my fellow swappers, is a task much, much easier said than done.

Maybe I'll commandier the kitchen table instead.  Cleaning is so overrated.

I do have a few ideas, but one question: is it okay to have day 1, which is supposed to be the biggest, be made up of several components so it's one big idea?  maybe an experienced 12 days swapper could give me a PM and tell me what they think?  If I say too much here, I'll give the game away and lose my favorite element: the element of surprise!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: sweets4ever on September 19, 2008 07:05:08 PM
Heh.  I'm not sure how well the mods will like that posted (but I'm not tellin'!)  but that's awesome!  I've never seen/heard that before! 

;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 19, 2008 07:24:40 PM
I do have a few ideas, but one question: is it okay to have day 1, which is supposed to be the biggest, be made up of several components so it's one big idea? 

i think this sounds like a neat idea, although it might make your # of items sent more than the 78. if you are ok with that then I am too :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: misplacedhippie on September 19, 2008 07:28:17 PM
the song! I love that song! Brenda Dane uses it in one of the episodes of Cast-On her knitting podcast!  dont know which episode as that I listen to them out of order, and over and over. 

love the madlibs! lets hear some more!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 19, 2008 07:59:31 PM
Heh.  I'm not sure how well the mods will like that posted (but I'm not tellin'!)  but that's awesome!  I've never seen/heard that before! 

;)

Oh nos, am I in trouble?  folks earlier were "singing" "baby got back" so I thought I'd throw in one of my fav holiday tunes :)

my ipod is being sooo wacky, its taken 20 minutes to get itsself enough battery to sync.  what possessed me to buy a used one on ebay is beyond me, even if it is 30 gigs


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 19, 2008 08:13:55 PM
hardyswanton, I happen to like that song.  It's about being peaceful through differences, and I don't see a problem with posting it... you weren't starting a debate or anything, just posting some friendly holiday lyrics!  :)  I can't see why someone would be offended by that song.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 19, 2008 08:21:14 PM
I was thinking maybe it was due to copyrighted material . . .

I love that song, every time I hear it or sing it I think about one of my best friends playing it for me on her guitar, and while she was strumming she dropped her pick into her guitar and we laughed for a good 5 minutes before she shook it out.  her sister came in to see what was so funny and i couldn't even say, we were laughing so hard :)

and I think it's a great song about tolerance!  "now when christians sit with pagans only pumpkin pies are burning!"


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 19, 2008 08:26:34 PM
I do have a few ideas, but one question: is it okay to have day 1, which is supposed to be the biggest, be made up of several components so it's one big idea? 

i think this sounds like a neat idea, although it might make your # of items sent more than the 78. if you are ok with that then I am too :)

I am glad to hear this.  My day 1 is one large item that is made up of many pieces as well.  Also some of my mediums are sets of smaller items.  I have discussed it with my partner though and we are cool with smaller items to be a set to make a large.  

Mad Lib:

I went   verb ing today to look for some nouns to send for Day number.  I didn't verb them, but I did verb some adjective   nouns that are perfect for some fun crafting.  I know that person will love them.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 19, 2008 09:27:15 PM
Okay, gotta try this with the help of my sons:

I have all the houses for the horses cut out for the 11th day and ready to start playing it.  I am very pumped up about this one and know it'll take some dollars to do but am up for the kicking.

and I bought the seaweed yesterday for the squeeky seatbelts that I am making and cut 7 trillion of them out and started spinning them

Your boys are quite obviously hilarious.  Can they come over to play?   :)

They are 19 and almost 17 but I'd send them over as long as you don't have any teenage girls  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 19, 2008 09:28:56 PM
LMAO, they can babysit my 15 month old.

Do they craft?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 19, 2008 09:31:57 PM
LMAO, they can babysit my 15 month old.

Do they craft?

My oldest likes wood working and painted this earlier in the year:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240401.0

To keep this 'on topic' - I've started my item for day 1 and I know what I'm doing for day 12 and have ideas for other days  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 19, 2008 09:52:50 PM
Littlebiskit- you tease!

My favorite crafted christmas present, hmmmm, well I haven't had a lot. I think my fleece robe. My mom sewed everyone in the family one. It's starting to come apart now, since I've had it for years. Another one, wasn't actually on christmas, but my mom promised to sew me a dress for a christmas concert I was in, and day of the concert, she hadn't even cut it out. I was upset, but I knew my mom was really busy. When I came home that night, there it was on my bed. She knew I was upset and took the day off work to sew the dress for me.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 19, 2008 09:54:52 PM
Why isn't there a wide-eyed innocent icon?   ;)

What, there's only... maybe five?  people here who know what your Day 1 gift will be.   ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 19, 2008 09:58:24 PM
UM I WANT TO KNOW...

RIGHT NOW.  YOU AND ME, IN MY INBOX, LADY.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 19, 2008 10:06:28 PM
Innocent ha!  ;D  ;)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 19, 2008 10:29:09 PM
UM I WANT TO KNOW...

RIGHT NOW.  YOU AND ME, IN MY INBOX, LADY.

ME ME ME !!!


make me number 7!!!!!!!!!!!!1


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: buckeyebeadgirl on September 19, 2008 11:16:25 PM
HORRRRRRRRAY! The madlibs have returned!!!!!!!!



Here we go:

I have all the cheese for the cat cut out for the 7  day and ready to start snoozing it.  I am very black about this one and know it'll take someflower to do but am up for the run.

and I bought the earring yesterday for the snazzy books that I am making and cut 87 of them out and started fishing them

I am so lost...and maybe that's what's intended  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: KatyMai on September 20, 2008 12:54:22 AM
ooooo ... i want a go!

I have started putting the Ham bone of the 8th day together and although the umbrella didnt turn out right on the first try im confident the hamburger will make all the difference. The 12th day is all decided and just needs for me to tweetypie the cheese so that i can dance the rocking chairs.

hehe  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 20, 2008 01:01:43 AM
I love craftster madlibs lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jen Sews on September 20, 2008 07:49:56 AM
i logged on and i was behind 30 pages!!   But i loved catching up with everything!  :)   mad libs are great!!


SO Kish, I love my partner!!   I will try not to do any whining to you  (IF i have any i'll whine to dh, that's what he's there for right? :P  )     


Thank you so much for all your hard work organizing so far!!!    We <3 you!!! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 20, 2008 08:12:10 AM
I have day one planned, its going to be awesomeness I hope  :P I still need to come up with a few smalls and a large


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: iheartzb on September 20, 2008 08:20:23 AM
MAD LIBS!! Fun on craftster and so happy you reminded me of these because I am tutoring a 5th grader right now who is struggling with parts of speech- duh make up some mad libs for him.

I have 12 days worth of stuff planned- no problem- now I just have to decide which days will be which crafts. Some are easy, like day 1, but some are going to require more thought.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: imafundork on September 20, 2008 09:05:54 AM
Onegroovyday and I had a powwow last night (and into the early morning) planning our days. I have all 12 decided on and now just need to interrogate hellobint  some, before I can start crafting.  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: DIY ho on September 20, 2008 09:26:53 AM
I think I have my days planned. Unless I go crazy(er) and change them. Ack. :P

I love mad libs too! "I have all the cheese for the cat cut out..." LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 20, 2008 10:02:52 AM
ooooo ... i want a go!

I have started putting the Ham bone of the 8th day together and although the umbrella didnt turn out right on the first try im confident the hamburger will make all the difference. The 12th day is all decided and just needs for me to tweetypie the cheese so that i can dance the rocking chairs.

hehe  :D

Ah! I LOVE hamburgers in rocking chairs! LOL I 'm still in the planning stages I have too many ideas to nail down everyone, but I've got it narrowed to around oh a million things .


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 20, 2008 11:34:33 AM
I have finished planning all 12 days! Step one complete!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 20, 2008 11:56:34 AM
I have all but day 5 and 7 planned out.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 20, 2008 12:52:05 PM
I have a rough draft of my days planned out.  Did a little shopping at Michaels with the 50% coupon.  :D Just need to finish up another swap before I start crafting for this one but I'm so excited!! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 20, 2008 01:10:39 PM
I have a rough draft of my days planned out.  Did a little shopping at Michaels with the 50% coupon.  :D Just need to finish up another swap before I start crafting for this one but I'm so excited!! ;D

i know how that is..i have to sew now even though i am still sick cos i have like 20 blocks to do for the lap quilts swap (its due in less than 2 weeks  :o)

i lost my file for this swap, which bums me out...i am going to go to the store (if the evil overlord will let me) and buy stuff to keep hard copies of everything...that way i have a back up this time

i already know what day 1 is gonna be, i just need to finalize the little details! hehe


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 20, 2008 01:49:31 PM
if anyone is interested in jumping into the chat room i have a SUPER dumb question that i would just be too embarassed to post in here :-[


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: marcusandila on September 20, 2008 02:11:28 PM
I have planned out pretty much All of the days except day 8. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: 2711 on September 20, 2008 02:39:59 PM
I have lots of general ideas but I haven't put them into days yet.
I have ordered my 1st "thing" though, it's coming all the way from China!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 20, 2008 02:41:00 PM
I have lots of general ideas but I haven't put them into days yet.
I have ordered my 1st "thing" though, it's coming all the way from China!

oooooohhh intriguing.... :)

glad to see everyone is working on their plan. happy crafting!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: feelix on September 20, 2008 05:07:39 PM
I am excited to be apart! I'm getting started tonight!


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Post by: kishcrafts on September 20, 2008 05:25:02 PM
I am excited to be apart! I'm getting started tonight!
'

thanks for stepping in at the last minute! we are happy to have you swap with us!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 20, 2008 05:25:17 PM
I'm about to start ____ing a _____ for mimiw, so I came on to check her questionnaire again and then of course I got caught up in checking my bookmarks and reading all the threads that have new posts (this one included) and...

NOW I'll start the _____.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 20, 2008 06:29:19 PM
Hi, feelix! :)


I've pretty much got all 12 days planned, and I started a supply list.  I even started cutting ______ for the _______ ______ this afternoon. ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: yoyowa on September 20, 2008 06:30:00 PM
I'm working on day 1, will probably be done tomorrow if i'm not distracted but i don't think i'll ever be done with it, lol. i'll keep wanting to add stuff


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 20, 2008 07:13:03 PM
I have some great ideas (well, I think they're great, anyways) for the swap, and I am actually working on day 11 right now!  My partner asked for every day items, so I think these will come in handy, I know I use mine all the time.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 20, 2008 07:17:40 PM
I just spent hours at the new Joann's getting ___________ for my partner. I have to say I am excited about the ______ I'm making. I don't know what day it'll go in yet, but I'm crafting off the cuff here!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 20, 2008 07:39:29 PM
i've started two days. both should be finished tomorrow morning when i get home from work if i'm not too tired :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 20, 2008 07:47:45 PM
One of my things for day 4 I'm making one for my partner one for my stepmom and 3 for myself  ;D I'm working on day 7 and day five right now 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: buckeyebeadgirl on September 20, 2008 08:07:35 PM
I have most of my days planned out and I'm starting to craft soon.  I have to finish up another swap before I get too absorbed in this one...but it's so hard!!  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 20, 2008 08:17:34 PM
I have most of my days planned out and I'm starting to craft soon.  I have to finish up another swap before I get too absorbed in this one...but it's so hard!!  :P

That's exactly where I'm at, buckeyedbeadgirl!  But it's so hard not to bump this swap up to the top of the list!!! LOL

I'm going to be trying out a couple new techniques during this swap, but I think I should try them first, rather than leaving them until more towards the deadline in case they don't work out...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 20, 2008 08:23:01 PM
Wow I totally forgot why I haven't _______ in so long.  TEDIOUS!

But the thing I am working on is coming along nicely.  :)

I need some stuff to come in the mail for day 8 (or maybe 12, haven't decided which one I'm doing it for) :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 20, 2008 08:51:05 PM
I am done with day eleven!  yay!

now to figure out what to do for the rest of the days!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Silly on September 20, 2008 08:54:01 PM
Finished day 7!  Should be done with day 9 (done), day 8 (almost done) & day 7 (done) tonight!  I am having so much fun on the small things I can whip out and make look nice.  But I know I can't put off the large & mediums forever...

Luckily I also finished my other swap today & am ready to send out, so I can focus all of my energy on this swap in the next week or so until architecture school (taking studio this term, ouch) takes over and consumes my life.

My goal is to be halfway done before school starts (in two weeks).  I know it seems like quite a goal, but I've got literally nothing else to do besides minor cleaning and such.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 20, 2008 09:12:43 PM
I am starting to make day 1, I am working on it a couple hours this week hoping to finish by next Sunday. Then start on day 2 &3, all the rest will fall into place. I am also hoping to make the patterns for about 75% of the items tommorrow so I atleast have that finished.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: feelix on September 21, 2008 07:16:54 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome!

It literally took me 5 hours to read through every post........

I am caught up though! I have a tentative plan for each day. However, I am really flexible and keep coming up with new ideas....

*sigh* I love the creative process!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: onegroovyday on September 21, 2008 07:57:04 AM
well my brain is a twirlin'.....and I have some really fun ideas.....I have day 11 done.... and some pretty good ideas for all but 3 days...... there are a few questions i need to ask my wonderful partner....Hope everyone is having a groovy time .....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hellobint on September 21, 2008 09:13:14 AM
ok so now i feel really behind already - i've got some ideas, just have to put them into order and work out a bit more.  I'll do that later this week, shopping next weekend and then downhill into crafting!!

Day 1 i know for definite though  :-X  ...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 10:11:38 AM
happy sunday to all of you! i hope everyone is planning/crafting/buying but not procrastinating for this swap! :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: beckster on September 21, 2008 10:15:18 AM
Are you ready for some football Kish!!?? ;)


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Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 10:17:05 AM
Are you ready for some football Kish!!?? ;)

what? me? huh? nah........


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 21, 2008 10:17:30 AM
firing up the grill for buffalo bill wings?

sounds tasty


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 10:19:54 AM
firing up the grill for buffalo bill wings?

sounds tasty

I am actually having REAL buffallo wings for lunch. So the players can get them on the field and I can have them in my tummy.

And I am bummed that I couldn't find any "buffalo bill suck" icons on the web. :(

I am crafting during the commercials. I am making crepe paper rosettes ;) and painting a wood box


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 21, 2008 10:28:11 AM
I've started on Day 7. Most of my other days have to wait until we go to town.  ;D


My other forums now have countdowns to Christmas. If anyone is curious, it's 95 days  ;D Happy crafting!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 10:31:22 AM
My other forums now have countdowns to Christmas. If anyone is curious, it's 95 days  ;D Happy crafting!

Can you believe in 95 days you will be opening your DAY 1 present?!?!?!

70 days until the 1st send out!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hellobint on September 21, 2008 10:56:41 AM
ok i'm officially intimidated!  i think i need to keep talking in months for a while...

on a plus side, i now have a plan for nearly all days, barring possibly 11 and 9 (i have ideas, but i'm not sure)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 21, 2008 11:46:59 AM
FOOTBALLLLLLL

but unfortunately i am sick as hell still, and my dad woke me up by YELLING at the TV (im on the couch, its the only place i can fall asleep)

BUT the pats are losing  ;D we may not be the best, but we know how to beat them hehe


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 11:53:42 AM
BUT the pats are losing  ;D we may not be the best, but we know how to beat them hehe

feel better missD!

I would have never thunk the dolf's would be beating the pats :P pats need to let their season go and keep their fingers crossed for next year!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 21, 2008 11:58:48 AM
28 to 6!!

im hoping that when i am fully awake, i will feel better...but i only got like 4 hours of sleep (which is all i will get  :()

the game is making me feel better though...i like when we do well, cos my husband is in a better mood all day lol ;)

i officially have days 12 and 1 planned (cept the colors, which i need to verify with fiberartsy) woo...ill get the others completely planned too, i have enough ideas ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 21, 2008 12:25:27 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs may be having a bad season, but at least they took out Tom Brady.  Now if the rest of the pats would just go with him, I'd be fine with that. 

Packers aren't on until 7 CST, and then I have to miss part of the game to do barn chores--but I can listen to it on the radio on the way out and there and back, and then I'll stay up and watch, of course.

day 11 is done for this swap, and I've finished the large for another swap, and I am going to get another day at least started for this swap.  Those 70 days are going to go faster than any of us realize, and I still have to work, ride, do chores and study in the meantime.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 12:55:31 PM
Now if the rest of the pats would just go with him, I'd be fine with that. 
amen to that!

kishcrafts happily gets out her patriots voodoo doll and gives it a smack
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Packers aren't on until 7 CST, and then I have to miss part of the game to do barn chores--but I can listen to it on the radio on the way out and there and back, and then I'll stay up and watch, of course.

good luck pack! go rodgers!

on a crafty note, i have green glitter all over the hardwood floor by the couch and i spilled blue paint on my jeans.

must not craft while getting excited about football.  :o :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 21, 2008 01:11:09 PM
28 to 6!!

im hoping that when i am fully awake, i will feel better...but i only got like 4 hours of sleep (which is all i will get  :()

the game is making me feel better though...i like when we do well, cos my husband is in a better mood all day lol ;)

i officially have days 12 and 1 planned (cept the colors, which i need to verify with fiberartsy) woo...ill get the others completely planned too, i have enough ideas ;)

I'm so glad the Dolphins won because it also means that my bf will be in a good mood! ;)
Not only is he a Dolphins fan but he loathes the Pats.

  Sorry to hear you are not 100%  Hope you're feeling better!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: iheartzb on September 21, 2008 01:13:27 PM
We have a 12 days birthday today!!! My partner, flashleyashley turns 21 today! Yea!!! I love birthdays!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 21, 2008 01:13:38 PM
I've got my days planned, and I'm gathering some stuff together/picking out patterns.  My partner is so fun!  
I'm feeling like a bad partner because I can't really chat much right now, but I ordered my new computer, and it should be here right around the first of October....I can be waaaayyyy more chatty then!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 21, 2008 01:15:54 PM
I just realized my birthday is 2 days after the second send out date, what a great birthday present  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 21, 2008 01:20:00 PM
I got part of Day 4 done last night and have a few purchased items to put into the package.  I spilled small pink beads all over my floor last night...my hard hood floors.  I had to move the couch, the table, the playpen, and the jumperoo.  I drew the line at moving the desks and entertainment center though.   :P  I am in a groove today.  I just need to finish one last thing for a Monday send out and then I plan to keep working on Day 4.  I do have a private swap that I have to knit for but that can be done during TV time.  :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 01:24:22 PM
Happy Birthday FlashleyAshley!!  :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 21, 2008 01:48:10 PM
28 to 6!!

im hoping that when i am fully awake, i will feel better...but i only got like 4 hours of sleep (which is all i will get  :()

the game is making me feel better though...i like when we do well, cos my husband is in a better mood all day lol ;)

i officially have days 12 and 1 planned (cept the colors, which i need to verify with fiberartsy) woo...ill get the others completely planned too, i have enough ideas ;)

I'm so glad the Dolphins won because it also means that my bf will be in a good mood! ;)
Not only is he a Dolphins fan but he loathes the Pats.

  Sorry to hear you are not 100%  Hope you're feeling better!!!!

AHHHHHH omg...it is SO awesome to have a partner whose partner loves the Dolphins!! i know you said you were gonna be selfish, but can i PLLLEEEAAASSSEEE make him something? hehe


(http://www.glitterfy.com/)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: buckeyebeadgirl on September 21, 2008 01:58:28 PM

on a crafty note, i have green glitter all over the hardwood floor by the couch and i spilled blue paint on my jeans.

must not craft while getting excited about football.  :o :o

You sound like me, Kish!  I was crafting during last week's massacre of my Buckeyes...the place looked like a warzone afterwards, I spilled so much stuff when I got excited during the game!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 02:09:40 PM

on a crafty note, i have green glitter all over the hardwood floor by the couch and i spilled blue paint on my jeans.

must not craft while getting excited about football.  :o :o

You sound like me, Kish!  I was crafting during last week's massacre of my Buckeyes...the place looked like a warzone afterwards, I spilled so much stuff when I got excited during the game!

lol. yeah its not a pretty scene over here. i tried to vaccuum up all the glitter but its still everywhere. it really is the herpes of craft supplies  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 21, 2008 02:26:22 PM
Happy Birthday flashleyashley!!!

GO RODGERS! He's my new man crush :-*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 21, 2008 02:34:10 PM
Kish, you are too funny.  Not only did the Vikes win, but my Twinkies won too!  Now I'm going to have to be nice and root for my husband's Packers tonight.  (As much as I like to pretend, I don't have any problem with the Packers unless we're playing them.  And I'm really happy that Rogers is doing so well.  Favre would be a tough act to follow, and the fans could have turned on him SO quickly.)


On an ON TOPIC CRAFTING note... I went out today and bought all of the _____ I needed to start the ______ I'm making for celticgoddess' Day 1 gift.  It cost me ______, which was a little bit of sticker shock, but if it turns out HALF as nice as I think it will, I'll make one for me with the left overs.  And in the same strip mall as the _____ shop where I bought all of the ______, there was a Ukranian Market, so I stopped in there, and they had Kinder Surprise Eggs!!!!  No longer will I be forced to swap for them!  Hurray! 

(and if anyone cares, I took my daughter to the zoo and conservatory today, so there are a ton of cute pictures on my photobucket.   ;D)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 21, 2008 02:37:35 PM
glitter is forbidden in my house....lol

my husband had a vial dumped in his ear when he was a teenager, and it took a month for it to get all out of the spaces (even after repeated cleansings right after it happened)

i have a couple vials, but i keep them locked up, and i only use it when i have the vaccuum right near me, and tape, and when he is not home lol  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 21, 2008 03:15:39 PM
I know what I'm doing for day 1 and have it started.  I know what I'm doing for day 12 but haven't started yet.  I know lots of other items I'm planning to make but don't know what days they will go on yet.  I'm waiting to see how long each things take so I know what day it should belong to.  Yesterday I went through 8 years worth of craft magazines I have looking for some things to make and I found some great things.  I can't wait to start working on more but I just got called to work tomorrow and possibly Tuesday so I have to put that thought on hold for a few days!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 03:27:41 PM
Yesterday I went through 8 years worth of craft magazines I have looking for some things to make and I found some great things. 

wow! thats sounds like A LOT of magazines!

Question for all of you: just out of curiosity....

Are you going to craft Day 1 to Day 12 or will you craft Day 12 to Day 1 or will you be crafting in a random order?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 21, 2008 03:42:09 PM
Yesterday I went through 8 years worth of craft magazines I have looking for some things to make and I found some great things. 

wow! thats sounds like A LOT of magazines!

Question for all of you: just out of curiosity....

Are you going to craft Day 1 to Day 12 or will you craft Day 12 to Day 1 or will you be crafting in a random order?
I'm going for the random I have a plan but it still random ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 21, 2008 03:43:12 PM
i'm random.  i'm starting with day 4 then day 2 only because i have those supplies w/o going to the city and i know what i'm doing for those days.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 21, 2008 03:44:30 PM
i am trying to plan it out, by what will take the most time and such...mostly i like to go in order, but in this case, i have to micromanage


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 21, 2008 03:52:22 PM
I'll be skipping all over the place.  I'm going to try to do everything that I can from my stash, (which is huge) and then I'll be able to make a trip to the craft store for whatever else I need.

I'm currently banned from craft stores (by myself...not the stores!), but I told my hubby I'd probably have to pick up a few things later on.  It is a good thing that my partner likes knitted stuff...I own about the same amount of yarn as my LYS does....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 21, 2008 04:08:11 PM
I'm random too.  I am going to stash bust what I can and then shop for the other supplies and store bought goodies a little at a time as not to shock our bank account :D  I bought some _____ today that I am not sure if I will make a ____ out of or send it as a "supply item".



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: imafundork on September 21, 2008 04:15:05 PM
I'll definitely be crafting randomly. Not even skipping around and working on different days...but items from different days, not complete days.  I can't seem to word this to make sense.  >:(  ???

For example, yesterday, I made two items for Day 10 and one for Day 4.  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 21, 2008 04:22:45 PM
I started on Day 1 and got about 5% done within a hour. I want to get Day 1-3 done by October 1.  I went to Micheals and browsed for things I need...didn't buy but browsed. I have day 7 to still plan out, but I will get there. After I finish days 1-3 I am going to jump around, grouping by craft.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 21, 2008 04:28:19 PM
I'm working on the first thing for day 4 right now.  It's turning out to be a large time wise, but it fits the theme for the day.  So far, I really like how it's turning out.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 04:35:41 PM
I started on Day 1 and got about 5% done within a hour.

So your Day 1 item is going to take you 95 more hours to complete? WOWSERS!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 21, 2008 04:50:19 PM
I have too many day 1 type items and not enough of the smaller days. I keep going , yes! and then "oh but that's nice too." I am probably not going to 100% nail it all down until I finish my other swap.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: yoyowa on September 21, 2008 05:06:05 PM
finished with day one. I remember why I told myself never to use superglue again....why do i ignore myself. I glued my fingers together and my hands were covered. i hate the feeling of super glue on your fingers....ick

I'm going in random order. I started with day1 because i thought it would be the most time consuming and didn't want to live it till last minute.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 21, 2008 05:07:14 PM
Well, I've heard from my partner, and she's said exactly the sort of things that I wanted to hear.

This makes me a happy happy girl.

I'm working on an idea where for day #x I make her a ____________ and for each ________ of the _____________ I include a little ______________. That should take care of day #x, but the theme of each ________________ will be replicated again in the rest of the __________.


Dunno. Do you think it's too complicated?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Therisa on September 21, 2008 05:30:10 PM
I started with Day 12 and by now have almost all of days 12-7 completed.  This included a trip to the store.  I  need to wait for a sale at joann's in order to get the ________ for day 11.   But other than that, those days are ready.  I think I need to send them soon because the several boxes are piling up in the living room.

It looks as though I can't find any ________ in the right size in my stash for day 2, and I am probably going to have to order some. 

I am not branching out into any new crafts here- all of these days will be items that I know how to make.  I want to make my partner the best quality items I can, and that doesn't include any beginning crafterly efforts.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 21, 2008 05:33:41 PM
Day 11 done, day 8 done, or I guess it could be day 9 with a storebought item added in.  So glad I bought a papercutter, just wished I had got it on sale, but oh well.

GO PACK GO!!!

Boo to the Vikings . ..  had to say it, I cannot stand them!  I went to a WI school so close to MN we got MN channels, so vikings games were always on, but packer games were rare.  Now I am back in Madison and get ALL the games.

Not sure what else to do for some of the other days.  What does a "get started knitting" kit count for?  how does that work?  I'm having a hard time figuring out the higher numbers, I mean, I get a dozen cookies, but now do I make 10 wreaths?  Or 10 votive holders?  10 what?  HELP!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 21, 2008 05:36:32 PM
Day 11 done, day 8 done, or I guess it could be day 9 with a storebought item added in.  So glad I bought a papercutter, just wished I had got it on sale, but oh well.

GO PACK GO!!!

Boo to the Vikings . ..  had to say it, I cannot stand them!  I went to a WI school so close to MN we got MN channels, so vikings games were always on, but packer games were rare.  Now I am back in Madison and get ALL the games.

Not sure what else to do for some of the other days.  What does a "get started knitting" kit count for?  how does that work?  I'm having a hard time figuring out the higher numbers, I mean, I get a dozen cookies, but now do I make 10 wreaths?  Or 10 votive holders?  10 what?  HELP!!!!

Hmmm....
I don't think it needs to be 10 of a particular item.

You could do 3 votive holders + 3 candles to put in them + 3 doilies for them to sit on + 1 wreath to arrange them around = 10 items.

That might be okay?

My current plan is to just start making the things I can make, and not stop until I've reached 70 odd of them.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 21, 2008 05:39:36 PM
A combination of things . . . duh!!!!  That came up way early in the swap discussion and is probably on page 1 if I was smart enough to read everything properly.  That seams way more sensible than sending 10 votive holders (unless you have a partner obsessed with candles).

Note to self: read.  And go shopping for glassware.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 21, 2008 05:45:48 PM
thank you very much for all the birthday wishes!
I didn't throw up, I can still walk straight and I haven't gotten arrested yet so I'd consider it a good 21st birthday :) [the truth is, I don't like to drink and I wasn't very concerned with the alcohol, I'm a boring 21 year old! I even called the apartment cops last night at 2AM and said "it's my 21st birthday and I can't sleep because some drunk party girls are being loud! ]

but best of all, I got Electric Quilter 6 so I can quilt to my hearts content :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 21, 2008 05:49:53 PM
Haven't started making anything yet--have to finish another swap first.

However, I have a few craft-bunnies hopping around my head. I'm sure some (if not all) of them will make it into the days. :)

Boywonder, if you're reading this: the bombarding will be delayed a few days. I'm sorry. :-/


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 21, 2008 05:55:51 PM
i'm probably doing mine in random order. i think it would be smarter to start on day 12 and work my way to day 1  because days whatever through 12 have to be sent first if you don't plan on sending all together. but my first ideas were day on and day two and both of them are about half done at the moment.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 21, 2008 06:03:09 PM
Like I said before, I'm definitely doing things from 1 to 12, just because I want to make sure I have as much time as possible to devote to my 4-1 projects.  The rest of them I'm really not concerned about, they'll be pretty easy to whip out in one night a piece.  But I need to pace myself, or I'm going to be in serious debt by the time I'm done!


Boo to the Vikings . ..  had to say it, I cannot stand them!  I went to a WI school so close to MN we got MN channels, so vikings games were always on, but packer games were rare.  Now I am back in Madison and get ALL the games.

That's not fair!  And here I sit, rooting for your team.  LOL  (Literally, I'm on the floor with my laptop on an ottoman, parked in front of the Packer game.  GO ROGERS!)



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 21, 2008 06:10:17 PM
thank you very much for all the birthday wishes!
I didn't throw up, I can still walk straight and I haven't gotten arrested yet so I'd consider it a good 21st birthday :) [the truth is, I don't like to drink and I wasn't very concerned with the alcohol, I'm a boring 21 year old! I even called the apartment cops last night at 2AM and said "it's my 21st birthday and I can't sleep because some drunk party girls are being loud! ]

but best of all, I got Electric Quilter 6 so I can quilt to my hearts content :D

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLASHLEYASHLEY YOU ROCK!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 21, 2008 06:19:17 PM
That's not fair!  And here I sit, rooting for your team.  LOL  (Literally, I'm on the floor with my laptop on an ottoman, parked in front of the Packer game.  GO ROGERS!)

Sorry, I didn't mean to launch a personal attack or anything, if it makes you feel any better I hate the vikings less than I hate the patriots, and I am glad you're rooting for the boys in green and gold!  Sadly, I have to leave the game to go to barn chores, but you can bet I'm going to crank the radio on the way in and back.  And then I'll come back and watch the game and do some knitting for another swap.

GO PACK GO!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 21, 2008 06:20:29 PM
A combination of things . . . duh!!!!  That came up way early in the swap discussion and is probably on page 1 if I was smart enough to read everything properly.  That seams way more sensible than sending 10 votive holders (unless you have a partner obsessed with candles).

Note to self: read.  And go shopping for glassware.

For my larger days I made a theme for the day and then got/made that many things.  Does that make sense?  I can PM you with something I am acctually doing if it doesn't.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 21, 2008 06:24:12 PM
GO PACK GO!!!!

and by PACK you mean NC STATE's WOLFPACK (who won this weekend!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 21, 2008 06:27:11 PM
GO PACK GO!!!!

and by PACK you mean NC STATE's WOLFPACK (who won this weekend!)

Yeeeaaaahhhhh... that exactly what we mean....

...or not....


LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 21, 2008 06:38:17 PM
I beat the only other girl in my fantasy football league today  8) I am the girlfriend of a 49ers fan and picked my team soley based on their names (Go Houshmandzadeh!) but despite these facts, my team ruuuuuules. I don't know how!

And I am doing my days randomly. I think I am starting with the bigger days  (12-7)because the pieces are smaller and I have supplies for most of the things already. But thankfully I don't have everything, so I get to go shopping! I still haven't completely solidified my plans for all the days, but once I get my supplies and start working away, things will fall into place. Atleast that's what I keep telling myself... :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 21, 2008 06:48:51 PM
Football... ?

I for one am overjoyed that the footy ends this weekend. Just one more weekend of post-game idiots on the trains, and then I'll have my city back. And there'll be no more footy on the TV until February. And I won't have to hear the over-the-fence and down-one neighbour screaming at the broadcast every weekend. Life will be good.

.... until the cricket starts.....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 21, 2008 06:51:34 PM
Football... ?

I for one am overjoyed that the footy ends this weekend. Just one more weekend of post-game idiots on the trains, and then I'll have my city back. And there'll be no more footy on the TV until February. And I won't have to hear the over-the-fence and down-one neighbour screaming at the broadcast every weekend. Life will be good.

.... until the cricket starts.....

Should we clarify by saying American football?  I always forget that when we've got a big swap like this, LOL.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Lootyaj on September 21, 2008 07:10:02 PM
I've got my days planned, and I'm gathering some stuff together/picking out patterns.  My partner is so fun!  
I'm feeling like a bad partner because I can't really chat much right now, but I ordered my new computer, and it should be here right around the first of October....I can be waaaayyyy more chatty then!!

Don't feel bad, I've been pretty busy planning and working.  That and me and hubby have to share a computer, so I don't get much time to beging with.  How exciting that you get a brand new computer though!

I am doing mine random.  I've got to wait a little bit to get the supplies for the bulk of my items, so I'm trying to knock out what I have in my stash.   This is sooo much fun!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 21, 2008 07:34:49 PM
I have completely finished one project! 77 to go! I didn't think it would take so long, but it did. Anyways, Little I want Kinder Eggs!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 21, 2008 08:02:08 PM
I have completely finished one project! 77 to go! I didn't think it would take so long, but it did. Anyways, Little I want Kinder Eggs!!!

Ask and you shall receive, darlin'!  (As if that wasn't on my list anyway.... LOL)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 08:10:41 PM
Just want to clarify something.......

I think that all of you have a grasp of what medium and large items should be BUT
there have been some concerns with the term "small"......

for the larger # days, like 12-9, your items should be "small" (under 2 hours) as far as time intensity BUT they aren't supposed to be THAT small.

I do not expect to see any plain white index cards with  recipes scribbled on them. If you want to send your partner some recipes, maybe use a nice patterned paper or some christmas graphics. Make a nice organizer for them to live in. Add in some ingredients for them to use with the recipes.

I do not expect to see 12 pieces of candy in that day 12 package. OR it better be darn good candy that took you forever to make or is purely unique to your part of the world.

So basically, small does NOT mean so "small" that it takes 2 minutes to craft.





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 21, 2008 08:15:00 PM
Kish, can you clarify for smalls that may be some of the purchased items?  What are we talking per item then?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 08:20:00 PM
Kish, can you clarify for smalls that may be some of the purchased items?  What are we talking per item then?

Here is craftsters guidelines: I personally would be ok with some of the small items being dollar store.inexpensive stuff. I know some of the items in last years round were from the dollar/$2.50 bins at Target

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

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

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


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 21, 2008 08:28:30 PM
Please PM me with your ideas if you feel you need some clarification with regards to the size/time guidelines.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 21, 2008 09:10:40 PM
Football... ?

I for one am overjoyed that the footy ends this weekend. Just one more weekend of post-game idiots on the trains, and then I'll have my city back. And there'll be no more footy on the TV until February. And I won't have to hear the over-the-fence and down-one neighbour screaming at the broadcast every weekend. Life will be good.

.... until the cricket starts.....

Should we clarify by saying American football?  I always forget that when we've got a big swap like this, LOL.

Bah, I know you all mean gridiron. But if you're all talking football, then I'll talk football too.

And as much as I hate the hoopla that footy (Australian Rules) generates in this country (this city most of all), I'd suggest to you all that you go check out some AFL on youtube.

It's got BIG muscly men wearing tiny tiny shorts, running around a paddock in winter. No padding. No protection. Lots of jumping on each other to catch the ball (taking a speccy, or a mark), lots of running and long kicks. The occasional biffo too - which is great.

And - I've just realised I have no idea of what I'll make as a large. No idea at all.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 21, 2008 09:41:35 PM
I love AFL a former friend's son plays in that league, if I were younger and single I'd be moving down and courting him.  lots of lovely eye candy in Aussie football


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 21, 2008 09:54:45 PM
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I love AFL a former friend's son plays in that league, if I were younger and single I'd be moving down and courting him.  lots of lovely eye candy crafting inspiration in Aussie football

(C) KW. Keeping Craftster on topic since 30 seconds ago.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 21, 2008 10:16:15 PM
lol!  on the note of determining smalls and what you will send you might find it helpful to talk to your partners in a general way about how to gauge things for your individual swapping.  Communication between partners can really help with the happiness of both partners and keep either/or/both from feeling badly as a result. 

I know for me personally if I'd sent something like the things kish has used for an example and received 12 well crafted or thought out items from my partner I'd feel like a jinky horrible person.  (I'd never do that but for examples sake lol) 

It's hard in a swap such as this when everyone is opening and receiving at roughly the same time to see the 'standard' that is set in the swap.  Since many other swaps you can look at the first few packages and gauge what the others might be like.  Not to say that is how it should be, but statistically in my experience most swaps are gauged by those first few early senders. 

If you have question about an idea/item in your head search the first round of this swap's thread and look at the items presented that might be similar, and pay good attention to how you feel when you look at them.  eg: would you have been excited to receive something of that nature, or disappointed, would it have made you cry (in a good or bad way)   

If you find yourself having a difficult time gauging what to make for your partner (due to minimal info given by them, or just loss of ideas) I highly suggest craftster stalking and really dig into what your partner is into by looking at what types of swaps they have participated in, what kinds of items they comment on most (though realize many comment to wild or out there things that they may not really be into lol)  and really dig deep into their psyche it will also give you a good list to look at and gather generic questions for your partner from.  I personally write notes as I go through and jot down random ideas then prepare questions for my partner :)

Just some ideas that might help someone that is having trouble coming up with ideas :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on September 21, 2008 10:38:00 PM
I know what I'm crafting for all of the large items, most of the medium items, and have a bunch of partial ideas for the smalls.  The larges might wait until I can pick up some supplies when I'm in NYC next month. I did score a bunch of michaels coupons (the postal carrier left a big stack of store flyers under the mailbox bins, so I raided them for the coupons, haha).

Now I just have to finish writing a massive questionnaire for my partner....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: oldprin on September 21, 2008 11:18:53 PM
 ??? I've got so many ideas! Ugh trying to figure out a narrow down before shopping! Sent out a questionaire sheet tonight almost as long as the one's we answered! ;D Going to chat room now!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 22, 2008 12:17:25 AM
Most of my crafted small items border on mediums just because I get so worried that I won't be sending enough.  Basically I want to send something I would love to feel spoiled getting.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 22, 2008 04:56:13 AM
ive started crafting.   ;D  we spent sunday at my mother-in-laws.  So, i took a craft bag filled with yarn, books and all sorts of stuff.  Im almost finished with it.  I worked on it alittle last night after we got home.  Its pretty, I think my partner will like it. ;D  as far as crafting order (as kish asked earlier) im not crafting in any particular order.  Im gonna craft randomly.  I have my noteboook with all my ideas & such too. ;D  Im so excited!  This is my first 12 days of Christmas swap! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 22, 2008 06:33:28 AM
I started on Day 1 and got about 5% done within a hour.

So your Day 1 item is going to take you 95 more hours to complete? WOWSERS!

It just might, but that is ok. I can always pass the time by watching all three of the pirates of the caribbean while crafting. I have so many tapes/dvds that I can sit down and actually craft day 1-3 in no time :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: pinkleo on September 22, 2008 06:46:06 AM
Ahhh...I just finished my list, though I'm still pondering on days 1-3.
(hubby kept thinking I was doing some serious homework :D...yeah, homework)

I'll be doing mine randomly.
And I'll be starting projects right after grocery shopping.
YAY, a crafty day!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mimiw on September 22, 2008 07:01:41 AM
I am still trying to sort through all my days.  I am hoping to get started on some small items today  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 07:18:39 AM
I just completed my in-depth schedule of when I need to have each item done.  I realized that going entirely in reverse won't work, since items 12-7 are due to be shipped earlier.  So I'm random in that I'm not going 1-12 or 12-1, but not random due to the OMGZPLANNING!!!

My schedule says
Day 1 done by Oct 11
Day 2 done by Oct 25th
Day 4 done by Novembe 1st
Day 3 done by November 8th
Day 8 done by November 15th
Day 10 done by November 22nd
Day 9 done by November 29th
Day 12 done by December 1st
Day 6 start/finish on December 6th
Day 5 done by December 8th
Days 7 & 11 will be spaced for the duration.

Ships out on the 1st
Ships out on the 8th

I think that's all right.
Oooooh, so organized.  Now we'll see if it actually happens that way!  I'm hoping that my Day 1 project takes less time than that, same with Day 2, but I'm trying to give myself lots of cushion for those two.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 22, 2008 07:28:29 AM
I'll be doing mine randomly.
And I'll be starting projects right after grocery shopping.
YAY, a crafty day!
Random, ahhhh the best way to do anything I always say lol
I just completed my in-depth schedule of when I need to have each item done.  I realized that going entirely in reverse won't work, since items 12-7 are due to be shipped earlier.  So I'm random in that I'm not going 1-12 or 12-1, but not random due to the OMGZPLANNING!!!

My schedule says
Day 1 done by Oct 11
Day 2 done by Oct 25th
Day 4 done by Novembe 1st
Day 3 done by November 8th
Day 8 done by November 15th
Day 10 done by November 22nd
Day 9 done by November 29th
Day 12 done by December 1st
Day 6 start/finish on December 6th
Day 5 done by December 8th
Days 7 & 11 will be spaced for the duration.

Ships out on the 1st
Ships out on the 8th

I think that's all right.
Oooooh, so organized.  Now we'll see if it actually happens that way!  I'm hoping that my Day 1 project takes less time than that, same with Day 2, but I'm trying to give myself lots of cushion for those two.


And wow at you biskit for your awesome planning schedule!  I tend to get a 'general idea' and jot a ton of notes then fly by the seat of my pants for time frames lol.  Though much like you I am starting with the bigger items and working towards the items with smaller items as I go on :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 07:35:41 AM
I just figured that I'm so spacy that if I DONT try to get a general plan going, I'll get to thanksgiving and not have ANYTHING DONE.  And honestly, this means that I won't even start my family Christmas shopping until December, which pains me, since I'm usually an early shopper.  But my Christmas shopping has really been pared down in recent years anyway, which is much nicer...  I really only buy for... 4 people?  My husband and I don't buy for each other, and frankly my daughter isn't old enough to really get the Christmas thing yet, plus EVERYONE in my family spoils her rotten, because she's the first/only grandbaby so far.  Makes for a nice laid back Christmas. 

So I've come here to get my Christmas stress fix apparently!   :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 22, 2008 07:57:15 AM
When I'm done crafting a certain day (like I did with the themes in the multi theme swap) and I feel like the things I made aren't big enough I'll throw in some extras. I always worry that I don't send enough


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 22, 2008 08:03:47 AM
I was barely on Craftster yesterday, and I come back and there are like EIGHT pages to read... ;)

OK, so to hop on the bandwagon...

I am crafting randomly.  I ordered some stuff online that I have to wait for before I can begin either day 12 or day 8.  I'm not sure which I'm going to make the things for.  Maybe 8 and 7, instead of day 12.  I know those don't add up, but... well, I can't tell you what I'm doing, obviously.  :)

So for now I am working on a piece of day 3 or 4.  I haven't decided which.  I need to go over mimiw's questionnaire again... in fact, I'm going to just print it so I can have it handy.

I am so hungry... need to eat!  Then back to crafting!  :)

I am having a lot of fun planning out stuff, and I am coming up with so much to make... mimiw's going to have a baby right around Christmas, so I have so many ideas and I want to spoil her baby, but also I don't want to craft TOO much for him because I want to make this about her (she's going to really deserve being spoiled after she gives birth, not that she doesn't deserve it now!).  I have some ideas that I think she will love. 

And we are probably going to exchange in person, so I can go hog wild since I won't have to worry about shipping.  ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 08:09:06 AM
And we are probably going to exchange in person, so I can go hog wild since I won't have to worry about shipping.  ;)

*jealous*

Hey celtic, feel like coming up to MN for a white Christmas to exchange gifts?  No?  Damn.  LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 22, 2008 08:32:12 AM
:)  Well, she is moving to a town I used to work right by, and I only live half an hour away from... I figure this way I can give her extras (cupcakes) without worrying about the frosting getting messed up... pregnant ladies love cupcakes, right?  ;)

Well, -I- did, anyway.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mimiw on September 22, 2008 10:09:16 AM
:)  Well, she is moving to a town I used to work right by, and I only live half an hour away from... I figure this way I can give her extras (cupcakes) without worrying about the frosting getting messed up... pregnant ladies love cupcakes, right?  ;)

Well, -I- did, anyway.

OMG - did you say cupcakes  :-* :-*  My favorite!! 
 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: ckchan on September 22, 2008 10:17:39 AM
Wow littlebiskit, that's some schedule!

Right now I'm coming up with ideas.  There's a lot to digest between the wists and the questionairre but that's a good thing.  I prefer the tons of info versus guessing what my partner might like.   


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 10:28:38 AM
Wow littlebiskit, that's some schedule!

Right now I'm coming up with ideas.  There's a lot to digest between the wists and the questionairre but that's a good thing.  I prefer the tons of info versus guessing what my partner might like.   

Amen to that, sistah!  More info is far better than less!  Plus, it makes it easier to become friends.   ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 22, 2008 10:30:02 AM
Ha Little! I wish I could go somewhere other than town, but we have a truck and gas is wicked expensive! If you were closer, I'd so be there!



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 22, 2008 11:03:31 AM
Amazon.blonde- I just mapquested us, and we live 12 hours apart. For some reason I thought it was a little closer than that.  :( Clearly I was not paying attention in geography class.

I am definitely crafting randomly. I made a MASSIVE list in order of days, and filled in the spaces with ideas. So each day will pretty much be completely random, also. Not a very good theme-r over here.

I started crafting Sat.- I've already started....8 projects and finished 2. They're mostly smalls, though. I plan on hunkering down w/ Gilmore Girls and all my crafty goods tonight.  ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 22, 2008 11:13:59 AM
I'm so OCD that I will most likely craft from days 12 -1!   I'm always so paranoid that I won't finish something on time!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 11:20:41 AM
Amazon.blonde- I just mapquested us, and we live 12 hours apart. For some reason I thought it was a little closer than that.  :( Clearly I was not paying attention in geography class.

You made me check.  I'm 18.5 hours from celtic.  Damn!  That's a long ways away.  1,153 miles!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 22, 2008 11:21:40 AM
I'll be doing random crafting then throwing it into a big box and consistently double checking whats in there so I know what to make. lol

Prin and I live 13 hours apart that's going from one side of Texas to other through New Mexico and half way into Arizona. :) 937 Miles


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 22, 2008 11:22:53 AM
Amazon.blonde- I just mapquested us, and we live 12 hours apart. For some reason I thought it was a little closer than that.  :( Clearly I was not paying attention in geography class.

You made me check.  I'm 18.5 hours from celtic.  Damn!  That's a long ways away.  1,153 miles!

I live 2,623 mi – about 1 day 14 hour drive from DIY ho, that is a really long drive  :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: yoyowa on September 22, 2008 11:27:49 AM
I am not branching out into any new crafts here- all of these days will be items that I know how to make.  I want to make my partner the best quality items I can, and that doesn't include any beginning crafterly efforts.

I'm sure whatever you do, including a first time at something, would come out AMAZING!!

Now I'm worried you won't like mine...I have the worst swap anxiety...

I have to stop reading this thread at work, I get distracted and count the minutes till I can go home and craft. ANd I have no time to tonight because I'll just make it home in time for HEROES!!! Well, I could craft during heroes.......then I start making lists at work while I'm on the phone and I'm not THAT good at multitasking....


ugh, break is over


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: iheartzb on September 22, 2008 11:43:12 AM
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Are you going to craft Day 1 to Day 12 or will you craft Day 12 to Day 1 or will you be crafting in a random order?

I am not going in order at all, I can tell that already. I plan to try to do the biggest days early just to be sure I have enough time. I actually haven't started working yet, still def in the planning process. I finished up a swap this weekend, worked all day yesterday,went to a baby shower when I got off, and then watched/cried my way through the final game at Yankee Stadium until some obscene hour last night and then was at work again at 6:45 this a.m.! Wednesday will probably be the day I really get started.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 22, 2008 11:44:21 AM
I'm so excited about heroes! But UGH. My hubby won't be home, and I have to wait to watch it tomorrow with him. *pouts*



I have to stop reading this thread at work, I get distracted and count the minutes till I can go home and craft. ANd I have no time to tonight because I'll just make it home in time for HEROES!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 12:07:08 PM
A) I'm going to miss the begining of Chuck tonight due to my class at the gym.  Boo!
B) I can't craft and watch Heroes because the TV in my craft room is dead, and my daughter+crafts don't mix well.

Double BOO!

Oh well...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 22, 2008 12:16:06 PM
I can't craft tonight either  :(. But I'm going to a concert. One of hubby's little known, never tours, bands has found there way here and we are going to see them. I think they would frown at me if I brought craft stuff. Ohhh, but the store down the street, with that ________ I was looking for. Hmmmmm, wonder if we can get there super early.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hellobint on September 22, 2008 12:22:20 PM
i will definitely be crafting in random order!!  I thought i was organised, but no way would i be patient enough to plan and work out what i had to do each day and by when - good spreadsheet skills!

It would probably take about 12 hours for me to get to iamfundork's - but that does include a nine-ish hour plane ride  ;)  , its just a short 5.5k miles, and i wouldn't recommend trying to drive, i think i'd sink.  Mind you, a free holiday sounds great when thinking about the english winter!  (cold, wet and dark anyone?)   Well, i act upset, but it means i stay at home more = craft more = happy  ;D

and i could craft this evening, if i could just tear myself off craftster for more than 10 minutes...

Little biskit - i thought kinder eggs were illegal in the US?  I remember having a massive chat about it on the choc swap a few rounds back, so much so that pretty much everyone outside the US sent one deliberately in a minor breech of craftster rules!!  (i think they let us off tho!)  Maybe they're now legal ??


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: misplacedhippie on September 22, 2008 12:22:54 PM
I am such a random crafter, I will have every day started before I finish any of them! My roomate is out of the house tonight so I hope to get some real crafting done... unless I decide to try to find the local Stitch and Bitch, I hear they meet on Mondays somewhere in this town.  In that case, light mindless crafting ;)

I am now off to craft-store to pick up some item so I can teach myself to new craft for this swap! I hope it is as easy as everyone says it is!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 12:47:21 PM
Little biskit - i thought kinder eggs were illegal in the US?  I remember having a massive chat about it on the choc swap a few rounds back, so much so that pretty much everyone outside the US sent one deliberately in a minor breech of craftster rules!!  (i think they let us off tho!)  Maybe they're now legal ??

They're totally NOT legal to sell in the US, that's why I was so shocked to find them!... but I'd heard that some of the little ethnic markets would get them on occasion.

I'm certainly not going to rat on them!  LOL Makes it so much easier to get my fix!  And once they're already in the country, I guess I don't have to worry about customs getting their hands on them, so I can ship them around.  Hee.  Merry Christmas to me!


On a different note, I've just requested two random post-payday days off of work next month, and won't be telling my family about them.  If they think I'm working, I still have daycare, and no hubby to bother me.  Hurray for uninterrupted crafting for TWO WHOLE DAYS!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 22, 2008 12:57:04 PM
I've just requested two random post-payday days off of work next month, and won't be telling my family about them.  If they think I'm working, I still have daycare, and no hubby to bother me.  Hurray for uninterrupted crafting for TWO WHOLE DAYS!

I am so NOT surprised at the reticent behavior you bring to your swapping endeavors! :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 01:14:59 PM
What can I say, Kish, you're a good influence on me!   :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 22, 2008 02:25:39 PM
kish & biskit - you two are funny lol.

I'm between 7 - 8 hours from my partner, which 5 years ago would have spelt out 'road trip!' lol.  But anymore the idea of driving over the pass in winter just sounds like much too much effort to put forth (hate snow chains)  So winter rolls around and I just stay put till it's over lol. 

I want to go to ____storename___ later today and really ____verb___ that the ___plural noun___ don't ____verb___ me because I _____verb___ shopping when I am ___verb___ as I always end up ____verb__ing what I went into the store for in the first place.  lol.





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: beckster on September 22, 2008 02:49:36 PM
The driving distance between me and GothChics really isn't that much.  When you live in Montana, everywhere you go is a road trip.  7-8 hours in the car ain't nuthin!  You can drive 12 hours one way and still be in the state!  BOOOOOOOrrrrring!!

So, I have no idea what I'm doing.  For any of my days.  Not yet anyways.  I think I have an idea for day one.  As for the rest, I'm clueless.  But inspiration will strike when I least expect it! ;)

Just wondering-What is a kinder egg and why are they illegal? ???


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 22, 2008 03:09:13 PM
Just wondering-What is a kinder egg and why are they illegal? ???

kinder eggs according to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise

kish & biskit - you two are funny lol.

we try. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 22, 2008 03:35:52 PM
ok... here is a question that i've been pondering... what if your partners big wish is something that can absolutely not be crafted.. but is something that would be store bought? I would love to and can totally get it for her.. but i would feel really weird having my day 1 item as a store bought item..


even though its the big wish item could i maybe use it as a different day and include some supplies with it.. almost like a kit?

suggestions welcome! :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 22, 2008 03:45:33 PM
I am totally ok with having day 1 be "smaller" than you originally thought it would be/than we originally intended it to be if you have to make day 3 or 2 "larger" than you might normally make them. Does that make sense?

Also, for your DIY kits, for those of you including them, each item in a kit counts as 1 item. Unless, for example, the item is a paperclip, then you might want to add a few more than just one. ;)

examples of a DIY kit.... Day 5 "Teach me how to knit"
1 pair of knitting needles
1 book
2 skeins of yarn
1 set of stitch markers

Day 3 "Teach me to make microscope pendants"
1 soldering gun
5 pairs of microscope slides
1 envelope of ephemera

I also wanted to touch on what gothchics said a few pages back. Don't get all wrapped up in sizes and the guidelines....use your best judgment when making/buying/planning your items. think about if you would appreciate receiving what you send. Do unto others as you would like to have them do unto you.....



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 22, 2008 04:16:44 PM
rainbow i'm all up for roadtrips but neither kentucky or iowa sound even the least bit inviting in December :-\

i want kinder eggs.  stupid Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 :'(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on September 22, 2008 04:56:04 PM
OMG! i can't believe they'd outlaw a chocolate egg! that stupid!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mclianne on September 22, 2008 05:10:09 PM
Oh Kish, love the examples/ideas...  you can throw those out any time you want!  And you are cracking me up on the DIY paper clip comment...

Alas, I am still in the palnning stages at this point.  Well, planning and shopping actually because:

Today I went to __Store__ and found some __Plural Noun__ that I really liked and though my partner could __Verb__.  My little girls even __Verb past tense__ them and approved of the purchase!

 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mcbenno on September 22, 2008 05:44:13 PM
:)  Well, she is moving to a town I used to work right by, and I only live half an hour away from... I figure this way I can give her extras (cupcakes) without worrying about the frosting getting messed up... pregnant ladies love cupcakes, right?  ;)

Well, -I- did, anyway.

non-pregnant ladies love cupcakes too! ;D ;)

(you can borrow my cupcake tote if you want!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 22, 2008 05:51:24 PM
kish & biskit - you two are funny lol.

we try. :P

Correction.  We don't have to "try."  It's natural talent.   ;D

 ;)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mcbenno on September 22, 2008 05:55:37 PM
OMG! i can't believe they'd outlaw a chocolate egg! that stupid!!

Yea, well, some people can't pay attention to their kids, and therefore we need to make ILLEGAL candy with toys in them because they pose a choking hazard.

We are all about punishing the masses for the errors (stupidity) of the few here.

/rant

And I am having a horrible time finishing up my make-a-friend swap so this one is on pause for me for a few days until I get that done. My package 3 item is NOT turning out and I think I'm going to have to start over with something new - and the package is already late :( *groan*

Also, I feel a bit fortunate in that I am going to have to send all 12 days at once (international partner) so I can work on days 1, 2,3 first and not worry about not having days 12, 11 done by ship date!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 22, 2008 06:30:16 PM
I have a few days nailed down, and have started 3 things. I don't know what day they are going on yet, but they're going in there some  where! I have about half the days planned with themes and everything. But it won't have my undivided attention until after I finish my IYP swap. Now that I got the eyes I was waiting for things will go quickly.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 22, 2008 06:54:31 PM
I'm in the same spot, Gomerriffic.  I've got to do my IYP packages before I can really get rolling on this.

I know I'm going to get some groans here, but I also have to knit a hat and a sweater real quick.  I promised my brother I'd knit him a brain slug hat, and I promised SevsOnlyGirl a sweater months ago, and I'm only just now getting around to casting on.  I plan to have everything done in about 2 weeks, though. 

Me and Lootyaj have been chatting when my computer is working, and her life lets her have computer time.  Its pretty great.  Kish really made a good match, we've got soooo much in common!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 22, 2008 07:07:42 PM
I'm back from earlier said concert! My ears are ringing. I went to earlier said store too. I find- I think- I must go back when time allows. But I did get _______ I needed and _______ with ________ as well!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 22, 2008 07:10:22 PM
WARNING!! totally un-craft related

my husband and i have OFFICIALLY decided to start trying to have a baby the old fashioned way (i have been active for about 10 yrs, but never with the intent to create a baby, and not regularly enough to have it happen randomly)

if there is ANY advice you guys wanna impart, i will listen to anything you can recommend to get me knocked up! (except praying, i dont bellieve in that personally)

this is a big deal, i have always been non-chalant about the idea of getting pregnant...well i have been married for 4 yrs now, so i think its time to get serious  ;)

ok, now craft related;

i got some really cool __________ to make _____________ for day ___________. I cant wait to see how fiberarsty likes this one!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 22, 2008 07:16:09 PM
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if there is ANY advice you guys wanna impart, i will listen to anything you can recommend to get me knocked up!

have fun! That's the best advice I can give without being really obscene.  :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 22, 2008 07:20:15 PM
lmao...thanks for the laugh, and the very appropriate advice hehe


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 22, 2008 07:20:22 PM
i have to agree with FlashleyAshley-Have Fun! and good luck Miss D!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 22, 2008 07:21:17 PM
In watching people that have decided to have a family the best advice I can offer you is  relax and don't put it on a schedule. "have fun" like flashleyashley recommended and just let it happen. Don't buy a bunch of tests and take them compulsively. Start taking prenatal vitamins now. They're good for the folic acid. (but be careful iron constipates!sorry gross but necessary info.)

Craft related make sure your booties/items you knit are neutral for now! LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jen Sews on September 22, 2008 07:24:13 PM
In watching people that have decided to have a family the best advice I can offer you is  relax and don't put it on a schedule. "have fun" like flashleyashley recommended and just let it happen. Don't buy a bunch of tests and take them compulsively. Start taking prenatal vitamins now. They're good for the folic acid. (but be careful iron constipates!sorry gross but necessary info.)

Craft related make sure your booties/items you knit are neutral for now! LOL

absolutely!!   I think people can stress out too much and that can make getting pregnant more difficult.   For myself I didn't have very regular periods so we decided to go with every other day.  hope thats not TMI!!!!   but it still took us several months at least.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 22, 2008 07:27:02 PM
maybe i should move this to the chat room?

you guys are so nice

my time isnt regular either...i am getting ovulation tests, to just see if i am ovulating monthly and such...relax, thats gonna be hard

and Gommerific, how did you know i am already planning booties hehe

oh yea, my sister is pregnant with her second baby!! (we found out today through a home test, she is getting the official one soon)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 22, 2008 08:16:36 PM
In watching people that have decided to have a family the best advice I can offer you is  relax and don't put it on a schedule. "have fun" like flashleyashley recommended and just let it happen. Don't buy a bunch of tests and take them compulsively. Start taking prenatal vitamins now. They're good for the folic acid. (but be careful iron constipates!sorry gross but necessary info.)

Craft related make sure your booties/items you knit are neutral for now! LOL

absolutely!!   I think people can stress out too much and that can make getting pregnant more difficult.   For myself I didn't have very regular periods so we decided to go with every other day.  hope thats not TMI!!!!   but it still took us several months at least.

I agree.  I know a gal that stressed out for over 2 years.  DEcided to give up trying and got pregnant that month.  Even after tons of fertility treatment that didn't work for her.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 22, 2008 08:18:47 PM
From watching "You are what you eat" on BBC america, I know that zinc makes you randy!  Eat food high in zinc, like strawberries, lay off the alcohol and your fertility improves when you maintain a healthy weight (easier said than done, right)?

My other advice: don't force it.  Don't stress.  Just have lots and lots and lots of fun and if you make a baby, you make a baby.  If you can't, adopt.  Lots of kiddies out there need love.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 22, 2008 08:26:19 PM
lol, i wanna adopt, but it is DAMN hard....most likely too hard for me and my husband (i.e. too expensive)

if i cant get pregnant (which there is a VERY good chance, im grossly overweight, and have never been regular, plus the hubby was rather wild in his youth) i will attempt adoption, but i doubt it will be possible

i want to foster kids too...but the home study scares me


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Dreambelle on September 22, 2008 08:46:27 PM
lol, i wanna adopt, but it is DAMN hard....most likely too hard for me and my husband (i.e. too expensive)

if i cant get pregnant (which there is a VERY good chance, im grossly overweight, and have never been regular, plus the hubby was rather wild in his youth) i will attempt adoption, but i doubt it will be possible

i want to foster kids too...but the home study scares me

Since my hubby and I can't have kids (hysterectomy) we looked into adoption. Holy crap that's alot of money! Then we went to the foster parent orientation and found out that you can put specifics on what kind of kid you want (girls only for us since I only have experience with my sister and niece and NO teenagers because I'm only 100 pounds and could be knocked out with one punch from an angry teenager.) I would never be shallow as to say hair/eye color that sort of thing but I would put on there that I wouldn't be able to do the "emergency- mom got arrested kid needs a place to stay for one night". I also found out that if you are fostering a child that no longer has a parent with parental rights then adoption only costs $600. Yes.... that's $600!!!!

Craft related: I love my partner! She's turning into my best friend! I don't think I will ever run out of gift ideas for her.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 22, 2008 08:52:42 PM
MissD: My mom read your post (I didn't mean for her to read it--honestly!) and she said: Just do it. (Imagine at me staring at her wide-eyed.) On another note: try and get the two of you some time off. Rent a hotel room somewhere and just enjoy, or something. Reduced stress levels equals less constricted blood vessels equals...well, you know. More happy time. :) My cousins and their respective spouses became pregnant after going away for some quality time. :)

Not all at the same time, mind you. :)  



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 22, 2008 09:07:11 PM
lol, i wanna adopt, but it is DAMN hard....most likely too hard for me and my husband (i.e. too expensive)

if i cant get pregnant (which there is a VERY good chance, im grossly overweight, and have never been regular, plus the hubby was rather wild in his youth) i will attempt adoption, but i doubt it will be possible

i want to foster kids too...but the home study scares me

Since my hubby and I can't have kids (hysterectomy) we looked into adoption. Holy crap that's alot of money! Then we went to the foster parent orientation and found out that you can put specifics on what kind of kid you want (girls only for us since I only have experience with my sister and niece and NO teenagers because I'm only 100 pounds and could be knocked out with one punch from an angry teenager.) I would never be shallow as to say hair/eye color that sort of thing but I would put on there that I wouldn't be able to do the "emergency- mom got arrested kid needs a place to stay for one night". I also found out that if you are fostering a child that no longer has a parent with parental rights then adoption only costs $600. Yes.... that's $600!!!!

Craft related: I love my partner! She's turning into my best friend! I don't think I will ever run out of gift ideas for her.

wow thanks for that info...i will have to look into fostering more closely (i have always wanted to be a foster parent, i feel bad for people who have bad experiences in foster care)

lairsa...lol
i think we are going to Disneyland for my b-day, just the 2 of us, so i think we will spend some time together there

ok...im dont taking this thread...but please feel free ANYONE to PM me


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: DIY ho on September 22, 2008 10:07:47 PM
I'm crafting days randomly, like most of you guys. I've made lists of ideas and themes, and shopped a bit, but haven't started crafting yet. I had a busy birthday weekend. I'm having trouble deciding on Day One's item... I think I will have to stalk some more. 8)

Happy birthday, FlashleyAshley!

Good luck, Miss D!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 22, 2008 11:22:24 PM
I have to make one item for another swap, and then I have a one week intensive university workshop, and then I'm free (hopefully) to craft and mess up a storm.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 22, 2008 11:31:00 PM
terribly sorry i havent been on, my internets been down and my dads in hospital so he couldnt fix it but YAY for me, i understood the tech support and are back in business.
good thing about internet breakdown, meant i got 5 items done already(big task for me) and 4 others in progress


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: oldprin on September 22, 2008 11:36:08 PM
I'll be doing random crafting then throwing it into a big box and consistently double checking whats in there so I know what to make. lol

Prin and I live 13 hours apart that's going from one side of Texas to other through New Mexico and half way into Arizona. :) 937 Miles

Too funny, I think's that's exacually how I'll be doing it! I mean I've got a list but when something is done I'll put it in a large box check it off list. But I'll be constanly double checking list and box because somehow I'm sure I'll miss something somewhere.

937 miles huh? BF did get new car and is dying for a road trip? Wonder if I can sneak this in too conversation:)

On the Kinder Egg note - didn't know they were called that but my dad and I were just talking at dinner about them! I got some when we went to Europe years ago and was asking him if any of his students could get me some! I love them! The mixing of milk chocolate and white is great! Plus the toy! How funny!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 22, 2008 11:56:21 PM
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Oh and my partner has a cat soooo, that means I get to make this totally awesome cat toy that Ive been wanting to make but couldnt because I have a dog

ooohhhh im intrigued lol :)

oh so much to catch up on.so many posts. lol.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: oldprin on September 23, 2008 02:22:08 AM
it's getting lonely here all alone in the chat room :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 23, 2008 05:32:16 AM
it's getting lonely here all alone in the chat room :D

Well if you didn't pop in at 4am maybe someone would be around.  ;)  LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: pinkleo on September 23, 2008 07:01:09 AM
YAY!  I finished a day!  ;D
Day 12-check




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 23, 2008 07:28:17 AM
Once my stuff gets here, I'll be able to complete day... 8? 

And I'm still workin' on day 3. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 23, 2008 07:47:48 AM
My gosh!  This is sooo much fun!  Ive got a few items done.   ;D  I still am crafting randomly on the days.  But, I do know that I want to send all 12 days by the first sendout date. 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 23, 2008 08:10:41 AM
days 11 and 8, crafting done, need to chuck in extra items.  Day 12--baked goods more than likely, so I won't get that done until close to the send out date.  I have some ideas for kits, and I need to raid my mom's material for little girl prints.  I've never crafted for someone's kids before intentionally--I have had partners whose kid's snagged items out of the box on em, tho.  I'm excited to try some little kid sewing and stuff, but I should probably finish another swap first before I get too involved in this one. 

Looking through last years gallery has helped :)

Side note: adoption is so crazy, you're buying a kid!  Most people who give up kids for adoption made them for free!  And I'll stop there before I go on a rant about reproductive rights.  Personally, I don't want kids, I'm content with pets.  I would, however, take a human partner.  I miss human cuddles :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 23, 2008 08:12:29 AM
I can't wait to have another baby but I have to wait atleast 3 months to even start thinking about it  :(


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 23, 2008 08:33:57 AM
YAY!  I finished a day!  ;D
Day 12-check

Yay!! :D I am still working on day 1, but will soon start the other days to try in get 7-12 done.





Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: TAOJ on September 23, 2008 09:57:29 AM
Well, I have a bit of a drive to meet my partner:
Estimated Time: 17 hours 46 minutes Estimated Distance: 886.92 miles
so I don't think that will be happening  :D

In Canada the Kinder Eggs say on them that they are not for children under 3. But my favorite it the Kinder Bueno bar when it is lightly chilled  ;D  Although my kids love the eggs.

I'll be crafting randomly and I will try to figure out what to do on which days tonight while I'm at soccer and swimming practices  ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 23, 2008 10:38:23 AM
 :D  from Jenicat to mimiw:

27.6 mi – about 37 mins (it won't take that long)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 23, 2008 10:57:06 AM
I don't even know how long it would take me to get to my partner. But I'd LOVE to go!! Map quest apparently doesn't recognize other countries.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 11:10:02 AM
Does everyone realize that each item in a day is to be a small, medium or large? Day 4 should have 4 large "sized" items!
Day 12 will have 12 small items! etc,etc,etc...

Days 12-9 should be small items
Days 8-5 should be mediums
Days 4-1 should be larges
INCORRECT, sorry!

correct breakdown:
12-7 smalls
6-4 mediums
3-1 larges

Day 4 should NOT have 4 items that EQUAL to a medium, it's 4 large items....




Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: pinkleo on September 23, 2008 11:16:28 AM
:::raises and waves hand, shouting "me, me, I do, I do!":::
yes, I totally got the size thing....that's why my list is so important, and what took awhile to make said list....planning is helping me keep on size guidelines...that and PMing you kish; you are a SUPER helper!  :-* ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 23, 2008 11:16:52 AM
Thanks for clarification Kish! I was thinking along those lines, but this gives me solid guidelines.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: yoyowa on September 23, 2008 11:20:05 AM
hmmmm Estimated Time: 13 hours 58 minutes Estimated Distance: 755.88 miles, between me and my partner...could be a fun trip


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 11:25:34 AM
Also if you wanted to take several small items and make them equal a medium or larger you can do that too.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 23, 2008 11:25:54 AM
Scratch that, day 8 not done, but if I do one more it could be day 9 . . . I really need to plan this out better!  Aaaaahhh, swapping anxiety!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on September 23, 2008 11:28:29 AM
Is 1-4/5-8/9-12 the official breakdown? I'm just a little confused, because in the swap guidelines, it says: "12-7 be "small" items, days 6-4 be "medium" items and days 3-1 be "large" items."  Just wondering!  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: pinkleo on September 23, 2008 11:33:51 AM
Is 1-4/5-8/9-12 the official breakdown? I'm just a little confused, because in the swap guidelines, it says: "12-7 be "small" items, days 6-4 be "medium" items and days 3-1 be "large" items."  Just wondering!  :)

Oh yes, yes it does say that on the first post....and that's what my list is for...gosh I'm spacey today :P...so now I'm confused :-\...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: bluwave06 on September 23, 2008 11:37:45 AM
I understand the guidelines. That is why day 1-3 are going to take the longest to make.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 12:29:27 PM
Is 1-4/5-8/9-12 the official breakdown? I'm just a little confused, because in the swap guidelines, it says: "12-7 be "small" items, days 6-4 be "medium" items and days 3-1 be "large" items."  Just wondering!  :)

there is a bit of wiggle room but it was my mistake to post those #'s.

We will stick with whats on the 1st page.....

12-7 smalls
6-4 mediums
3-1 larges


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: pinkleo on September 23, 2008 12:40:16 PM
okay, now.... "Yes, I totally got the size guidelines"    :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: fiberartsy on September 23, 2008 12:52:53 PM
Thanks so much for making that clear! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 23, 2008 12:58:29 PM
Thanks kish!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mclianne on September 23, 2008 01:01:39 PM
got it! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 01:09:16 PM
Thanks so much for making that clear! 

YW! I am just happy that we are getting ALL the kinks out early so you can all get a better grasp on your lists. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 23, 2008 01:11:52 PM
Kishy!  I PM'd you.  And I didn't even say anything about TV!  (Did you watch?  OMG!  That show will kill me by midseason!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 01:29:38 PM
Kishy!  I PM'd you.  And I didn't even say anything about TV!  (Did you watch?  OMG!  That show will kill me by midseason!)

Got it! Will respond more in depth later tonight. And yes, that show will be my demise. So what does sylar do with the brain/power?  :o

thanks for all the PMs with your lists and plans. I think most of you will be fine as far as size guidelines. Keep the lists coming.....Its like I am part of a secret club knowing all of the gits you will be receiving. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 23, 2008 01:53:01 PM
Oh, are you two talking about Heroes?!?  I can't wait for next week... those two hours were awesome.  A great start to the new season.  <3 Heroes

Okay, and on topic now:

Yep, I understood the guidelines.  :)  I'm about 1/2 done one item for day 3 and about 3/4 done another for day 3.  So I've still got another to start, but it'll probably be awhile since the other one is going to take less time than the two I'm working on already.  :)

And some of my day... I don't know what, stuff came today!  :)  Excited!  Everything is coming together, yes... *rubs fingertips together*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: rira on September 23, 2008 02:41:12 PM
ready for halloween kish? love the new pic


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: amazon.blonde on September 23, 2008 02:55:26 PM
10-4 on the size requirements ;)

got some awesome stuff for part of day 4. 

anyone have any idea how hard it is to post when a 12 week old brittany spaniel is standing on the laptop.  damn fartdog.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 03:56:32 PM
ready for halloween kish? love the new pic

yeah. its that darn 13 days of halloween swap  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: yoyowa on September 23, 2008 04:00:14 PM
yes heroes was amazing!

on a crafty note, i didn't craft anything because HEROES took up my time...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 04:09:56 PM
yes heroes was amazing!

on a crafty note, i didn't craft anything because HEROES took up my time...

I want to get in on the next round of the Heroes swap! Tons of ideas are a brewin!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: feelix on September 23, 2008 05:52:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up on requirements.... I admit to not getting started.... and I have family in town this weekend ... so no crafting until Monday... HOWEVER... I picked up _____________ and two different colors of ___________ and a new _______... so I'm ready to get started on the _____________. A new craft! I'm excited to learn....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 23, 2008 06:06:22 PM
Wow. I took one idea and moved it to five ideas for two different days! Yeah, I'm doing good. I have 4 things completely done, and one 1/2 done. I have to wait for breathing room to finish it  ;D



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 23, 2008 06:37:01 PM
Anyone willing to be a sounding board for me??

I'd like to talk my ideas out to someone. It helps to get them straight in my head.


Four of you have volunteered already! Thank you!!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 23, 2008 06:37:25 PM
UUUUGGGGHHHHHH!!!   >:(

I am _____ing a _____ and I accidentally _____ed and it's is BUGGING ME.  It is not messing up the effectiveness of the item and it probably isn't that noticeable to anyone else but it is irritating me.  :(   Whatever.  I'm leaving it; it's handmade and it is really not a big deal, but STILL!   >:(

If mimiw reads this:  I didn't mess up your item, I promise.  :)  I absolutely will NOT send something that I am not positively happy with.  I'll get over this tiny mistake and it's really not that big of a deal at all.   BUT STILL!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 23, 2008 06:49:42 PM
i just focusing on getting the 72 items done lol  :P ive got a really good item im making that my partner should love. im quite impressed with how its working out, not to blow my own trumpet :). todays a homework day through ugh >:(

also, i dont know if everyone was talking about the tv show hereos, or heros in general, but just to be wierd, whats everyones favourite hero/superhero? mines nightcrawler :P and nobody i know seems to like him :P.

*monotones* i like comics and movies..... their fun........ lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 23, 2008 06:55:50 PM
Anyone willing to be a sounding board for me??

I'd like to talk my ideas out to someone. It helps to get them straight in my head.

I am Mrs. Soundboard so feel free :D

Thanks for the clarification Kish.  I  had started with that in mind but then downsized cause it seemed like too much and then upped it again because it wasn't enough.  I have some things that are a set and just one item would not be a "small" but a set of them would be a larger small.  I'd rather error on the large side :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 23, 2008 06:57:24 PM
FlashleyAshley and MommytheMaid - thank you both.

I'm writing up a long PM right now.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 23, 2008 07:49:26 PM
HI everone :) I have 12, 11, 10 done  :) I have to work on my list to many thing to do ;) dont know what one to do next ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 23, 2008 08:26:08 PM
anyone have any idea how hard it is to post when a 12 week old brittany spaniel is standing on the laptop.  damn fartdog.

aww, cute!  my first dog was a brittany/springer mix and I have photos of her sitting at the computer.  our current dog, a full brittany, likes to lay at my feet or on the bed as I type, and she hangs out with my dad when he's sitting at the puter.  neither ever tried to climb on the keyboard, tho.

okay, back on topic, clearer on the guidelines.  figure if i just send extras, no harm, no foul, right?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: feelix on September 23, 2008 08:31:36 PM
HI everone :) I have 12, 11, 10 done  :) I have to work on my list to many thing to do ;) dont know what one to do next ::)

Very excited - I still have to wait MONTHS before I get to see!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 23, 2008 08:52:37 PM
okay, back on topic, clearer on the guidelines.  figure if i just send extras, no harm, no foul, right?

totally ok. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 23, 2008 10:40:04 PM
I'm now onto my second A4-sized sheet of organisational paper. This one has my breakdown and shopping list on it.

Things are about to get expensive for a day. But I'm gonna fricking love it. I'm gonna try eschewing the bigbox fabric retailers here, and go explore some of the littler places. And drag my poor man along with me.

I'm thinking of subcontracting some stuff to him..... he's got design skillz. And Photoshop.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 24, 2008 05:16:15 AM
I just had my hubby help me with one of my projects.  I don't like working with power tools. He was all excited to help, but he broke 3 drill bits doing it!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: iheartzb on September 24, 2008 06:14:19 AM
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and I am having a horrible time finishing up my make-a-friend swap so this one is on pause for me for a few days until I get that done. My package 3 item is NOT turning out and I think I'm going to have to start over with something new - and the package is already late Sad *groan*

Same boat. Happy Homemaker swap was giving me hell and THEN I dropped the package pre-bubble wrap at the post office and have to re-craft some stuff!!! Not pleased at all.

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if there is ANY advice you guys wanna impart, i will listen to anything you can recommend to get me knocked up! (except praying, i dont bellieve in that personally)

To MissDisney I may not be the expert since I've never had a baby, but I managed a baby clothing store for 5 years and it seemed that all one had to do was become a sales associate or key holder at a baby store and instantly they were preggo. The phenom thankfully never seemed to extend to managers/assistants, but I had my share of shifts to cover due to maternity leave.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 24, 2008 07:49:22 AM
MissDisney - I would suggest maybe swimming in a waterhole in outback Australia.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/life--style-home/people/kidmans-unexpected-production-pregnancy/2008/09/23/1221935641962.html


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: lairsa on September 24, 2008 08:52:40 AM
MissDisney - I would suggest maybe swimming in a waterhole in outback Australia.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/life--style-home/people/kidmans-unexpected-production-pregnancy/2008/09/23/1221935641962.html

LOL. The fertile waters. :D Now I know where to go for my honeymoon if/when I get married. :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: FlashleyAshley on September 24, 2008 12:03:54 PM
MissDisney - I would suggest maybe swimming in a waterhole in outback Australia.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/life--style-home/people/kidmans-unexpected-production-pregnancy/2008/09/23/1221935641962.html

LOL. The fertile waters. :D Now I know where to go for my honeymoon if/when I get married. :P

haha! I was thinking 'not I know where NOT to go on my honemoon'


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 24, 2008 12:26:55 PM
Day 8 is complete and I'm about 1/4 through Day 1.

As you can guess from my progress note, I'm a random crafter  :).  I have a good sense for what I'm going to do for most of the days, but I don't hold myself to a strict list and am always happy to change plans mid-stream if I think of something better to make/buy.  I can't craft in a particular order, because I don't know from day to day what type of craft I'd like to make on any given day.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Gomerriffic on September 24, 2008 12:45:14 PM
I'm working on day 1 and 4 and have staged supplies for day 3 and 9. I have a complete list with items assigned to every day. woohoo!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 24, 2008 01:46:26 PM
I don't have any specific day finished, but I've gotten several projects anywhere from started to completely finished. My biggest problem is pacing myself. And remembering to bring my thread when I want to work on a sewing project at work. *Headdesk as she stares at currently useless material*


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 24, 2008 01:51:10 PM
iheartzb, i actually did work in the infants section back in 06 at a walmart, but only for a couple months....and i wasnt actually *trying* lol...maybe i should get another PT job there

KittenWrangler, lmao...i was just thinking about how Tom and Nicole couldnt have kids during their 10 yr marriage, they get divorced, and within what like 5 or 6 years they are BOTH having kids...maybe her eggs were afraid of his crazy sperms..i have always wanted to go to Australia...maybe next yr instead of WDW for 16 days i hit the outback ;)

i am so excited, i just got the final colors for fiberartsy' christmas deco, so i can start on a few days!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: feelix on September 24, 2008 02:14:52 PM
OOOOH... so excited... I picked up _____________ for Mlookyloo1... I found it and couldn't resist! From her application, I am sure she will love it!

This is hard to wait until CHRISTMAS!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 24, 2008 02:22:14 PM
OOOOH... so excited... I picked up _____________ for Mlookyloo1... I found it and couldn't resist! From her application, I am sure she will love it!

This is hard to wait until CHRISTMAS!
You are going to make it hard to wait for christmas ;D I feel like a kid :D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: imafundork on September 24, 2008 03:25:04 PM
[quote author=iheartzb
To MissDisney I may not be the expert since I've never had a baby, but I managed a baby clothing store for 5 years and it seemed that all one had to do was become a sales associate or key holder at a baby store and instantly they were preggo. The phenom thankfully never seemed to extend to managers/assistants, but I had my share of shifts to cover due to maternity leave.
[/quote]

So true!  I was her assistant manager and the two of us were the only ones who never got knocked up!  :D :o


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: imafundork on September 24, 2008 03:30:20 PM
It would probably take about 12 hours for me to get to iamfundork's - but that does include a nine-ish hour plane ride  ;)  , its just a short 5.5k miles, and i wouldn't recommend trying to drive, i think i'd sink.  Mind you, a free holiday sounds great when thinking about the english winter!  (cold, wet and dark anyone?)   Well, i act upset, but it means i stay at home more = craft more = happy  ;D

Your winter sounds fabulous to me...I could get a pair of wellies and a cute coat and dance in the rain!  ;) Too hot here for that! 8)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 24, 2008 05:17:42 PM
This week's  50% off  (http://sdm3.rm04.net/servlet/MailView?ms=MjE5NjE4NwS2&r=MTQzODUyOTAwMTQS1&j=NTgxOTMzMzES1&mt=1&rt=0)1 regular priced item coupon at Michaels

This weeks 40% off coupon (http://www.joann-mail.com/J0913D7Q/coupons_only.html?r=2709_29616&i=J0913D7Q025&bc1=520827824149756600405)  off of 1 regular priced item at Joanns


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: ccswch on September 24, 2008 05:51:26 PM
kish... you rock!!! I've signed up for both their mailing lists, but never receive either one.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 24, 2008 05:52:37 PM
okay. i have everyday planned except for one of them. and it's driving me insane. is anybody else stuck on just one day? it's crazy that i can think of 70 items, but the last 8 just escape me.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 24, 2008 05:53:46 PM
I have half of day 8 planned and I can't think of 4 more things to send but I'm sure through the crafting time I'll come up with something


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 24, 2008 05:54:36 PM
kish... you rock!!! I've signed up for both their mailing lists, but never receive either one.

I am on both the mailing lists and sometimes I don't get the coupons/newsletters either. :( I also get the sunday newpaper BUT mine does not have a michaels ad. Just google michales or joanns coupons and see if there are any floating around out there

Glad I could help!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 24, 2008 06:01:03 PM
Kish, I love your eyeballs!

(Well, I like the rest of you too, but those eyeballs are so neat!)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 24, 2008 06:03:18 PM
Eeek! I went shopping today! Little, you lucked out, they were on sale! It's bigger than I planned now! I'm so going to need another box.  :o Best go break that news to hubby!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 24, 2008 06:12:47 PM
okay. i have everyday planned except for one of them. and it's driving me insane. is anybody else stuck on just one day? it's crazy that i can think of 70 items, but the last 8 just escape me.

I was stuck on Day #8, until someone mentioned something in passing, and I realised that I could make 4 of thing X and 4 of thing Y and they would work well with the 4 items of Day 4.

But that probably doesn't help you.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 24, 2008 06:39:55 PM
I have the following days planned: 12, 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1.

The rest I have ideas for but I need to work on my numbers.

And day 10's items were originally day 4's, then day 8's, then day 11's, then day 9's, then day 10's. 

Day 12 was originally day 10. 

I was writing in pen while planning this, so now my paper has white-out all over it.   ;D

The problem is I want to make TOO MUCH stuff but I can't condense it into "smaller" days because the items are smaller, or... I don't know.  I know kish said we could combine items to make larger items, like... if I had 8 small things, I could do them for day 4?  Because 8 smalls = 4 mediums (time/points-wise)...

But isn't that kind of cheating?  I mean, would my partner be annoyed?  Would the gallery be annoyed?  It would kind of mess things up, right?  I guess she could say 4 sets of 2 ____s, or something. 

I mean, my day 10 items are not really small items, but I had a theme going and I found 10 things to make that fit the bill, and I don't want to get rid of any of them.  I don't mind making "more" than required or making the items larger, but I still don't know what to do for TWO of the medium days.  So maybe I can take a bigger batch and turn it into a smaller day.

Does ANY of that make any sense whatsoever?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: imafundork on September 24, 2008 07:19:56 PM
Jenicat- what if you took one of the bigger days, for example, day 11 and split the theme to two smaller days (day 5 and day 6)? Would that help you out at all?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 24, 2008 07:33:06 PM
Yeah but... day 5 and 6 are medium item days.  I don't have day 11 planned yet but they are supposed to be small items, so they wouldn't fit into medium item days.  :)

See my dilemma?  I'd have to just come up with 11 medium items instead.  Ha.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 24, 2008 07:55:53 PM
day 11: made, extras needed
day 8: made, extras needed
day 12: to be done close to send date to ensure freshness
day 2: started
day 4: planned
day 1: up in the air, not sure I like the fabric I got.  may go into a kit for one of the other days

other days: ideas for kits, items to crochet and or knit, sew, lots of items to buy, need time to work out how to make proper (blank) following purchase of (blank) and plenty of testing on little old me

oh man i need a nap


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 24, 2008 08:08:58 PM
I've just decided that like it or not, mimiw is getting extras.  Lots of extras. 

:)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 24, 2008 08:39:08 PM
I've just decided that like it or not, mimiw is getting extras.  Lots of extras. 

:)

i think mimiw is going to have major problem with this. not! haha


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 24, 2008 08:46:12 PM
Well I already promised her cupcakes so now I just need to figure out what her favorite flavor is.  I suppose I could ask or I could just assume she's going to see this post and let her answer here... :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mcbenno on September 24, 2008 08:50:33 PM
Got days 1 and 2 planned, and I have some ideas for other days, but I am not nearly as organized as you all are, and I am going to have baby jenicat over all weekend while jenicat and mr. jenicat go to Vegas, so I doubt I will get much done before next week.

But, at least I've got 1/2 of my larges figured out :D

and just to clarify, day 4 is four mediums, right? not 4 larges?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: beckster on September 24, 2008 09:08:28 PM
maaaaaaannn!!!  I wanna start on this swap so bad, but I have to finish my Halloween swap first.  Sendouts are on the third and I still have quite a bit to make still.  Ugh!  I can't keep my eyes off the xmas stuff.  At least I've started on a list, that's progress I suppose! ::)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 24, 2008 09:10:37 PM
maaaaaaannn!!!  I wanna start on this swap so bad, but I have to finish my Halloween swap first.  Sendouts are on the third and I still have quite a bit to make still.  Ugh!  I can't keep my eyes off the xmas stuff. 

I love halloween and I love my 13 days swap partner BUT I am so done and over with looking at/crafting/thinking about halloween stuff!! LOL


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 24, 2008 09:27:15 PM
I started Day 12 and 5 and finished a few things.  I am still adding and moving things around on my list though.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: nicolatte on September 24, 2008 10:08:38 PM
 Well, I just finished Day 5 about 15 minutes ago, finally some progress for me! I'm finished my list of stuff for all the days, now I just need to make it all. ;) :D

 Oh, and thanks for posting the coupon Kish, I hope it works here in Canada. :P I need more craft supplies!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 24, 2008 10:16:36 PM
holy crappers.. people already have days done!? My partner and I are still exchanging emails trying to sort out eachother styles and tastes.. (im in the middle of yet another novel im writing to her.... but taking a break.. haha!)

You gals are impressive!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 24, 2008 10:37:00 PM
holy crappers.. people already have days done!? My partner and I are still exchanging emails trying to sort out eachother styles and tastes.. (im in the middle of yet another novel im writing to her.... but taking a break.. haha!)

You gals are impressive!

Oh it's fun!!

I got me a shopping list for you all written up now!! And I'm 'sourcing' (read - plundering the image library at work) images to use in the things I'm gonna make.
Excited - and I've not even started.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: CohesiveChaos on September 24, 2008 11:18:39 PM
maaaaaaannn!!!  I wanna start on this swap so bad, but I have to finish my Halloween swap first.  Sendouts are on the third and I still have quite a bit to make still.  Ugh!  I can't keep my eyes off the xmas stuff.  At least I've started on a list, that's progress I suppose! ::)

I have to jump in lol, you know your'e in trouble when you go into the fabric store and the ladies behind the cut counter go 'isn't it a little early for YOU to be buying holiday fabrics?'

And here I thought I'd been real good not buying fabrics for a few months yet they remember me lol though i did get some super cute __________


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 25, 2008 06:09:31 AM
Its been awhile since I posted here.  Ive been busy trying to keep up on everyone elses posts.  And, Ive been busy planning and crafting for this swap.  Ive got my handy dandy notebook (geeze, im quoting blues clues!) and my thinking chair (actually our computer chair) and ive been looking at last years gallery for ideas, hunting aroung the internet for patterns and even more ideas.  I need to take all the ideas and crafts Ive already done and organize it a little better.  As Ive got about 10 pages of scribbles and ideas right now.  So, Im off to do that, and get my days more organized.  Ive definantly got plenty of ideas to cover all the days, but I just need to figure out which crafts are going for which days.   ;D 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mimiw on September 25, 2008 06:36:37 AM
Well I already promised her cupcakes so now I just need to figure out what her favorite flavor is.  I suppose I could ask or I could just assume she's going to see this post and let her answer here... :)

I like just about any flavor cupcakes, they all make me happy   :)  Well, anything without nuts that is...I do have a new cupcake carrier that I can bring along for safe transport  :D

And extras...yup, I have absolutely no problem with them seeing as how you are getting a bunch as well because I am indecisive and just figured - I'll make all of it that way I don't have to choose!

I have no full days planned, just a bunch of partials.  I have completed 3 things and have the idea started for one of the larges so I am considering that progress!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 25, 2008 06:59:30 AM
Of COURSE that's progress!  I mean, it would be kind of odd if we all just knew exactly what we wanted to make for 78 items straight out of the gate, right?  :)  Questions have to be asked, things have to be clarified, and supplies have to be purchased.  :)

My day 5 is almost finished. 

I am going to work on day 12 and day 3 on the plane tomorrow and back on Monday.  I should be able to finish up most of day 3 pretty quickly.  I do need to start the third item, but I need to figure something out first.  And that should be easy.  Then I think I need to purchase something, maybe.  We'll see.  I may actually have what I need, but I have to go through my stash.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 25, 2008 07:18:07 AM
Day 1 - planned and started
Day 2 - planned
Day 3 - planned
Day 4 - planned
Day 5 - 1/2 planned
Day 6 - planned and started
Day 7 -
Day 8 - Done
Day 9 -
Day 10 -
Day 11 - planned and 1/2 finished
Day 12 - planned and 3/4 finished

That's my progress and so far I haven't used any purchased items.  I'd love to do this all hand made but I can't since a few things I want to send I just can't make so I have to send some things that are store bought.

I'd also love to take credit for everything I've already done but I can't since I'm re-swapping some items.  I've done 80 swaps over the last few years and there have been some things I've received that I just won't use or aren't really my style so what I've been doing is making a 'pile' of those and using them in other swaps if they work.  I've got a number of items that will work great in this swap because they suit my partner.  They are all handmade (and good quality) so they can count as non-purchased.  I'm glad to be able to pass some great items on to someone who can use/appreciate them!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mclianne on September 25, 2008 07:44:48 AM
You know, I was wondering about this...  I have something that I received in a previous swap that is on my partner's wist.  while I love the________ , in the year or so I have had __________, I have done nothing with ____.  The _________ aren't quite complete, and require a small amount of finishing up.  Would it be ok to "regift", and count it as a handmade item?  Though not a large or medium one of course...

Yes, nothing like this swap to make one feel like a complete slacker!  As I sit here in Panera, sipping a mocha and eating a chocolate pastry (my fav) enjoying a child free morning...  sigh


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: beckster on September 25, 2008 08:38:45 AM
maaaaaaannn!!!  I wanna start on this swap so bad, but I have to finish my Halloween swap first.  Sendouts are on the third and I still have quite a bit to make still.  Ugh!  I can't keep my eyes off the xmas stuff. 

I love halloween and I love my 13 days swap partner BUT I am so done and over with looking at/crafting/thinking about halloween stuff!! LOL

me too! 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: beckster on September 25, 2008 08:44:39 AM
Ive got my handy dandy notebook (geeze, im quoting blues clues!) and my thinking chair (actually our computer chair)

Don't worry.  I eat, sleep and breathe Blue's Clues.  You must have kids... ;)

And here I thought I'd been real good not buying fabrics for a few months yet they remember me lol though i did get some super cute __________

Ohhh, a fill-in-the-blank!!  Now you got me curious.  With fabric too!!??


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 25, 2008 09:02:21 AM
I eat, sleep, and breate Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (she just ate and we are watching it right now)... I know pretty much episode by heart because I constantly hear

"mommy... watch... wow wow?"

Although recently it's been "watch wow wow wow wow wow wow wow?"

Aaah.  I love my child.  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 25, 2008 09:06:49 AM
My son loves the movie cars I know every word to it that and every spongebob episode and we are working on wow wow wubbzy now  ;D Kids are so much fun
and to be whiny my hubby has been out of town since monday and I miss him :'( (Damn Army crap) but have gotten some crafting done on day 7 and I think I have everything planned out now


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 25, 2008 09:21:49 AM
I got the bestest flannel today at Joanns, it has (blank) on it and it was half off, 2.99 a yard.  Yeah, it'll go on sale more later, probably (or at least, I hope) to 2.00 a yard, but if I didn't get the fabric now, it won't be there when I got back and get more.  and if it is, well, i'll just buy even more and make (blank) instead of just (blank)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 25, 2008 09:53:42 AM
I'd also love to take credit for everything I've already done but I can't since I'm re-swapping some items.  I've done 80 swaps over the last few years and there have been some things I've received that I just won't use or aren't really my style so what I've been doing is making a 'pile' of those and using them in other swaps if they work.  I've got a number of items that will work great in this swap because they suit my partner.  They are all handmade (and good quality) so they can count as non-purchased.  I'm glad to be able to pass some great items on to someone who can use/appreciate them!

for those that need clarification BUT I do NOT want to see 60 things that are handmade with none of them being made by you yourself. making stuff for your partner is part of the swap! also, if you do include things for your partner that were given to you in other swaps, please give credit to the original creator of said item. If you cannot provide a name/crafter, then I think it might not be too nice to send it off in my opinion. Just think if you saw something you made that was "regifted" without credit to you, how would you feel? And if you got it off of etsy/other handmade site, please give the shop name.



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Homerof2 on September 25, 2008 10:59:22 AM
Quote from: kishcrafts
for those that need clarification BUT I do NOT want to see 60 things that are handmade with none of them being made by you yourself. making stuff for your partner is part of the swap!

Oh my, I didn't intend to start a controversy so let me explain things better.  I've participated in some Sweat Shop Swaps and in those type of swaps sometimes you are assigned items that you didn't pick and that's what happened to me a few times.  Then I ended up with things I wouldn't use or that don't suit my taste so I want to pass them on to someone who will better appreciate them.  These are not items I have received in swap packages that I just didn't like and so I'm trying to dump them on someone else, I would NEVER do that!!!  What I am passing on are all top quality items that I know my partner will have a use for.  I will give credit where credit is due!

I guess I saw this as no different than buying something already made at a craft fair or farmer's market and I know that we were told earlier in this thread that is was okay to do that


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 25, 2008 11:02:33 AM

I guess I saw this as no different than buying something already made at a craft fair or farmer's market and I know that we were told earlier in this thread that is was okay to do that
no controversy BUT if you are reswapping an item that was made by a fellow craftster that is where things get a bit sticky.  i know we have all received things that just didnt fit well with us, so if someone else can get some enjoyment out of them then thats great! just give credit to the crafter and all will be fine.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 25, 2008 11:36:32 AM
I understand if it has been awhile since the craft item has been sitting in your stash, if you can find out who sent it great, if not, no biggie. This might be the case for things you received in the Sweat Shop Swaps (etc...).


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Post by: hellobint on September 25, 2008 12:37:50 PM
ok so having now got all planned, i started last night - and luckily all the elements attempted turned out OK!  so that is now most of days 5 & 9 done and 60% of day 11.  i had so much fun with the ______!  shopping on saturday to be able to start on lots of other bits...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: marcusandila on September 25, 2008 02:05:12 PM
WELL...progress report:

1. PLANNING PROCESS: 100% (well unless I change my mind)
2. MEDIUM (possibly large) in progress.

I'm finishing up my Santa's little Helper swap this week/weekend & then I can get busy with the goodies for this swap!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Silly on September 25, 2008 02:06:18 PM
Thanks for the clarification on reswapping.  I didn't plan on doing it, but I do have a few super nice items that I've gotten in swaps that I personally just don't have a use for.  I've thought about including them, but it does seem rude to the original crafter.

I was confused on when school started and have less time than I thought.  I started today (I know, school on a Thursday?).  BOO.  But this weekend will be a craft-fest if all goes according to plan... I also don't have plans this evening, so I might craft in front of the TV while I watch the Office season premiere.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: marcusandila on September 25, 2008 02:48:10 PM
Okay so I have seriously been lacking on this HUGE thread. I got shipped out to Illinois for work on Sunday & just got back late last night. I probably could have stopped by my partners house & chit-chatted if it werent such a rush on crap I had to get done & then get back to Toledo to do MORE crap. Anywho..I'm trying to play catch up on the posts on here!

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on: September 18, 2008, 02:19:40 PM
Kish~ You did a WONDERFUL job of getting all of these people together! I organized a swap with 20 people and decided to never organize again because it was such a time eater and there weren't even any problems in the swap. I'm sure anyone on here that's been in more than a couple of swaps appreciates you stepping up to take on this one! I don't think there's anyone else on this board that would be willing to do that. I just want to say thank you so much.

As far as my partner goes, I actually wish I was MORE like her. We're not opposites really but I've been lacking in my faith for awhile now and just the thought of having her as a partner has me thinking more about things. I hope we become great friends especially since she's only about 2 hours away from me and I could totally make that drive to visit!!

My partner put Snowman as an animal too! ha! I wish I would have thought about it!

Yeah, well I want to be more religious than I am. I have my flaws & downfalls just like everyone else. 

Snowman aren’t considered animals?! Who knew! Lol JK. I didn’t even think about putting a penguin. There is one thing I like about penguins & that is that when they pick a mate they are with that mate for life. I love that!

As far as showing up with a santa's hat yelling surprise!...well lets just say I wouldnt mind at all, but I may be out of town lol I always get shipped out of town :(

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On: September 18, 2008, 02:32:30 PM
The only thing on my partners questionnaire that I didn't like was she said she hated pink. I looked at it and went "WHAT?! HOW COULD THAT BE?! NOOOOOOO!!!!"

Alas, I will have to deal with this person that does not like pink.   

Pink just isn’t one of my favorite colors. I’ll wear it and stuff. If it makes you feel better, I prefer pink over orange anyday!!

Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (PARTNERS HAVE BEEN POSTED)
on: September 18, 2008, 11:30:15 PM
Quote from: mcbenno on September 18, 2008, 11:14:32 PM
I think that if I was going to craft things that I like (for a partner who was exactly like me) I wouldn't bother swapping! If I am going to spend the time making things that I like anyway, why go through the effort of swapping them - why not just keep them. Not that I would ship out things that quality-wise I don't like, but maybe it's not my style or my colors or whatever. Does that make sense?

My partner and I are VERY similar and I'm very excited about it! I'm hoping that means she will love anything I send her since I won't send something that I'm not happy with. My hubby already knows everything about marcusandila because I keep telling him about her and her family and all of the things I'm going to make her. If this girl was in my city I think she'd have to take off a day of work for all of the things I want to talk to her about. I don't normally do this but since she lives so close I mapquested her address and mine and I could totally make that drive in less than 2 hours. It might even be cheaper than shipping.....

Disclaimer: marcusandila~ I promise not to show up on your doorstep wearing a Santa hat and yelling SURPRISE!
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on: September 18, 2008, 06:42:27 PM
I'm having a major problem with coming up with TOO MANY things. I'm hoping we stay friends for awhile because I've already came up with about a hundred things just to buy for her and her family.


We’ll stay buddies! I’ve already been planning stuff too! It’s just too easy with you. You’re an easy person to buy/craft for (in my opinion anyways).


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on: September 22, 2008, 11:46:27 PM
Quote from: MissDisney on September 22, 2008, 11:26:19 PM
lol, i wanna adopt, but it is DAMN hard....most likely too hard for me and my husband (i.e. too expensive)

if i cant get pregnant (which there is a VERY good chance, im grossly overweight, and have never been regular, plus the hubby was rather wild in his youth) i will attempt adoption, but i doubt it will be possible

i want to foster kids too...but the home study scares me

Since my hubby and I can't have kids (hysterectomy) we looked into adoption. Holy crap that's alot of money! Then we went to the foster parent orientation and found out that you can put specifics on what kind of kid you want (girls only for us since I only have experience with my sister and niece and NO teenagers because I'm only 100 pounds and could be knocked out with one punch from an angry teenager.) I would never be shallow as to say hair/eye color that sort of thing but I would put on there that I wouldn't be able to do the "emergency- mom got arrested kid needs a place to stay for one night". I also found out that if you are fostering a child that no longer has a parent with parental rights then adoption only costs $600. Yes.... that's $600!!!!

Craft related: I love my partner! She's turning into my best friend! I don't think I will ever run out of gift ideas for her.

LOL I totally have like a binder full of ideas for you!! No joke either! It’s all organized by ideas vs days and extras & “WANT TO BUY FOR HER” lol I’m a fruitcake


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: onegroovyday on September 25, 2008 04:09:32 PM
Goodness me its hard to keep up with all that is on this thread..... every time I have a little bit of time I look and there is a dozen more pages (not really a dozen)......but a lot......


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: marcusandila on September 25, 2008 04:39:18 PM
lol im having a hard time keeping up with the thread too.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Jenicat on September 25, 2008 04:54:48 PM
I just check my bookmarks like, 20+ times a day, so I see pretty much every update as it happens.  :)  I am going to be REALLY behind on Tuesday...


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 25, 2008 06:20:56 PM
strangely enough.. i think this thread is actually slower than last years.. but i could be wrong! I swear last year, literally every time i logged on (which is many many times through out the day!) there were like 5 more pages.. it was insane!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kaymadben on September 25, 2008 06:40:07 PM
Okay I've got 7 mediums cut out but all my medium days have plans for other things so I might put them on the day 7 even though day 7 calls for smalls. Hope partner doesn't mind.  ;) and I've got 3 mediums cut, sewn, and finished for day 4, just need to make the last one. And I've got a few smalls done that I don't know which days to put them on yet. Hopefully I get all these mediums sewn tonight and can work on day 5 since I already have the supplies. It was super hard coming up with smalls as it is super hard for me to make something small and not put too much thought and sweat into it to make it a medium. And plus I don't have any supplies needed for the small days. So I was just wondering what are some of you guys' ideas on the small days. I burn anything I cook so cookies are out of the question. And my partner has 3 kiddoes, her and hubby. I have the days all planned out but I wish I could think of something she would love that I could make from my stash. Any ideas?


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: ccswch on September 25, 2008 07:23:03 PM
I don't know what kinds of crafts you do but here are some of the "small" items off my Christmas Gifts list...
Patchwork belts
Boxy bags (http://dragoknit.blogspot.com/2007/02/box-bag-tutorial.html)
Little brag books
Handmade cards
Coasters
Earrings
Bracelets
Hair accessories
Magnets
Luggage tags
Napkin rings
Ornaments
Small stuffies
Pendants
Wine glass charms
Zippered pouches


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: oldprin on September 25, 2008 11:33:22 PM
It won't let me into our chat room! Why? Help! I'm freaking out! ???


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 26, 2008 04:49:32 AM
okay, after better planning my scribbles I have a nice organized couple sheets of paper with my days planned out in my handy dandy notebook.  I thought I had enough ideas, but I decided to scratch some of them, so now I just need to figure out days 3 & 6.  So, im gonna look at last years gallery again for some ideas.  I did however find the perfect pattern for my day 1 project this morning.  Actually I found 2 perfect patterns, so, I might use 1 of them as part of day 3's present.  Im not sure yet.  ;D

As far as actuall crafting progress I have a few items finished.  But I wont be able to fully concentrate on this swap until I finish something that Im making for a personal swap.  And, I need to finish up my sisters wedding gifts too.   ;D



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: koalascout on September 26, 2008 05:42:38 AM
sorry i haven't been very chatty.  last couple of weeks of september are usually pretty busy for me. my son's birthday who will be eleven, usually a cub scout camping trip, and our cub scout pack meeting where everyone gets what they have earned. i have not started crafting anything yet still figuring out a few ideas, so i can see what supplies i have and what is needed. i won't been on much this week and then me and my son are going camping first weekend in october.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 26, 2008 06:32:59 AM
I don't know what kinds of crafts you do but here are some of the "small" items off my Christmas Gifts list...
Patchwork belts
Boxy bags (http://dragoknit.blogspot.com/2007/02/box-bag-tutorial.html)
Little brag books
Handmade cards
Coasters
Earrings
Bracelets
Hair accessories
Magnets
Luggage tags
Napkin rings
Ornaments
Small stuffies
Pendants
Wine glass charms
Zippered pouches

Ooh, what's a "little brag book"? It sounds cute.  :P


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: ccswch on September 26, 2008 07:07:33 AM
They're mini photo albums, here is an example ofbook style (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8021279) and accordion style (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_4&listing_id=9522081)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: TAOJ on September 26, 2008 07:13:35 AM
I started to craft last night and what I made came out great, now myself and my kids want some for our house, but they'll have to wait  :D  This weekend I'm hoping to make some more progress, but for now I've got 2 things crafted so down to 70 more!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 26, 2008 08:56:01 AM
I just finished part of day 11! My hubby has tried to steal them, so they are hidden until I can pack them!  ;D

Now to start on day 1.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Rainbow_Storms on September 26, 2008 09:00:38 AM
They're mini photo albums, here is an example ofbook style (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8021279) and accordion style (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_4&listing_id=9522081)

Thanks! Those are so cute!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 26, 2008 09:06:42 AM
I got a maedium cut last night.  I still need to cut the interfacing though.  Funny how that is always something I procrastinate on.  I hoping to get it all stitchd up today and then get all the ______ on it this weekend or even tonight.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 26, 2008 09:55:43 AM
I've got some _____ _____ed, some _______ bought, and everything planned.  Now it's just a matter of getting my ___________ to __________ and reorganizing my craft room to give me room to _______ all the ______ and I'll be ready to rock and roll!

I'm hoping to make a side trip to Joanns and Michaels before groceries tonight.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: xx_Kellybean on September 26, 2008 10:29:03 AM
finally finished day 3. i'm telling you, that took me longer than i expected. like, wayyyy longer. but all three items are beautiful and i'm in love with them myself :) i'm glad i tried a new ________ for my mad _________ skills.

so day 2 and 3 are complete. and day 10 is almost complete :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: yoyowa on September 26, 2008 11:18:52 AM
i made 2 small items and my day 1 is done. But tomorrow is my crafting day so I'll get a lot done. :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 26, 2008 12:36:08 PM
Is it weird that I like to watch/listen to zombie movies whilst making christmas crafts? 


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Hollistercobabe on September 26, 2008 12:42:55 PM
Is it weird that I like to watch/listen to zombie movies whilst making christmas crafts? 

No i have to watch/listen to something I like while crafting and a lot of the time in the middle of the night scary movies are on so thats what i watch.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MissDisney on September 26, 2008 12:52:05 PM
my studio doesnt have TiVo yet, so i am watching Disney movies and crafting...i sometimes put my carols CD on too though


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 26, 2008 01:07:47 PM
I think I need to get started on some of my more portable crafts so that I can work on them during my lunch break at work!  At least then I'm assured of getting SOME crafting done each day!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: celticgoddess on September 26, 2008 01:46:38 PM
I started on day 1! Wow, I'm loving it, I'm almost wanting to keep it. But, I won't, I'll mail it out to you little!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 26, 2008 01:55:11 PM
I'm still working on day 7 but I have a rant, my hubby leaves for boot camp next month and walmart is going to stop selling simply soft and lion brand yarn but I did get lucky and got some simly soft for $1.50 each and they happened to have a few colors I can use for this swap, now I have to start going to craft store I hate craft stores. :P Rant over  :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: ccswch on September 26, 2008 02:06:05 PM
I have days 10 & 11 done, had day 12 done, but it didn't turn out as great as I'd hoped so I ordered more supplies and will be redoing it. I have every day except 2 & 3 planned out and I'm still trying to narrow them down.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 26, 2008 02:59:47 PM
I'm still working on day 7 but I have a rant, my hubby leaves for boot camp next month and walmart is going to stop selling simply soft and lion brand yarn

What is their problem!  Not that I buy much yarn at WM anymore, but now I'm going to have to see if I can score any on clearance.  simply soft is good for open work lacy crochet and I love lion brand homespun, the colorways are fantastic.

maybe sometime this weekend . . .

I went on a crafting kick watching while watching "house" and seeing people die and stuff.

I work on scarves during my lunch break, they're portable and not complicated, or at least the ones i make, lol


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 26, 2008 03:02:11 PM
my studio doesnt have TiVo yet, so i am watching Disney movies and crafting...i sometimes put my carols CD on too though

I do a lot of late night work to Family Guy or Sesame Street.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: DropDeadSuzie on September 26, 2008 03:04:37 PM
I'm still working on day 7 but I have a rant, my hubby leaves for boot camp next month and walmart is going to stop selling simply soft and lion brand yarn but I did get lucky and got some simly soft for $1.50 each and they happened to have a few colors I can use for this swap, now I have to start going to craft store I hate craft stores. :P Rant over  :)

just look at the positives.. maybe now that walmart has decided to stop carrying the yarn you like you can use it as an opportunity to maybe check out craft stores that you wouldn't have before and they will probably have neater yarn anyways. Another great thing about craft stores vs walmart is the most craft stores have really great sales pretty often and you can get coupons for them. I've scored some beautiful yarn at joanns and micheals for waaaay less than i would have spent at walmart :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: Lootyaj on September 26, 2008 03:29:40 PM
Is it weird that I like to watch/listen to zombie movies whilst making christmas crafts? 

I wish I could do that, but its hard for me to craft with my eyes slammed shut and my fingers in my ears!!!  I love scary movies, but dh makes fun of me because once the music starts to get all scary, I close my eyes and plug my ears until it is over.  Sometimes I peak through one eye though.... :) 

I finished 2 of day 12 yesterday, and now I need to get more supplies so I can finish the rest of them....


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 26, 2008 04:01:54 PM
I'm still working on day 7 but I have a rant, my hubby leaves for boot camp next month and walmart is going to stop selling simply soft and lion brand yarn but I did get lucky and got some simly soft for $1.50 each and they happened to have a few colors I can use for this swap, now I have to start going to craft store I hate craft stores. :P Rant over  :)


Seriously?  I love simply soft!  I was looking at the yarn aisle the other dya and wsa wondering why it seemed so blank to me.  It's a long drive past about 5 WalMarts to get the craft stores.  Boooo....



Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 26, 2008 04:32:16 PM
You guys looking for cheap yarn...have you tried shopping on line for yarn?  I've found quite a few sites where  you can get really nice yarns for super cheap...even cheaper than joanns or micheals.  Most have shipping offers too, where you can get free shipping if you buy a certain amount.

Check out:
Smileys yarn sale, they have a pretty good selection all the time, and every other month (on average) they do a super sale and sell a certain type of yarn for like 77cents a skein.
http://www.pagelinx.com/cgi-shopper/loadpage.cgi/smileysyarns/ezshopper?user_id=id&file=iriot.htm

Little knits,  they've got nice designer yarns for pretty good discounts. They have AWESOME deals on sock yarns, and they have a really good selection of really nice yarns.  They give free shipping most of the time if you buy like 150 bucks worth (I save up my money and buy everything at once!)
http://www.littleknits.com/


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 26, 2008 04:37:07 PM
Oooooo, thanks Superhooker!!  I will be sure to check those out.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mcbenno on September 26, 2008 05:35:31 PM
OOH! thanks superhooker! I loves me some cheap (nice) yarn! ;D


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 26, 2008 05:43:54 PM
I totally recommend Little Knits.  I've ordered from them twice now, and each time they've sent me extras along with my order!  They tuck little pattern books in with the yarn.  If you're looking for quantities of yarn, they are extra good, because on most of the yarns they have a discounted price for single skeins, and then an extra discount for buying a full bag of 10 skeins.

I've ordered from Smileys once.  Very nice yarn, fast shipping, great service.  The only issue with them is that they have a minimum order of 40 bucks, and a flat rate of ten bucks for shipping.  That is a good price if you are ordering a crapload of yarn, but if you only want the 40 bucks worth, then the shipping is kinda steep.  I had my mom and my hubby's grandma shop at the same time as me, and we all placed our order together, so we'd only have to pay once for shipping, and then I just seperated their yarn out and brought it over to them!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: serendipity_sarah on September 26, 2008 05:59:08 PM
So far I have two _______ completed for day 4, one _______ started for day 2,  and six items for day 8.   :)


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: mimiw on September 26, 2008 06:45:54 PM
I finally made some progress!  I finished up a medium and 2 smalls tonight  :)  I have no idea which day they are going with but I am so tickled to have gotten started - I was starting to feel like a slacker compared to everyone else!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 26, 2008 06:48:50 PM
I'm going to quit with the _____ for this one, just to give a hint.

I have to go buy a pasta machine to work on Day 8.  Looks like I'm going to be grabbing coupons out of the Sunday paper this week!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 26, 2008 06:50:22 PM
I'm going to quit with the _____ for this one, just to give a hint.

I have to go buy a pasta machine to work on Day 8.  Looks like I'm going to be grabbing coupons out of the Sunday paper this week!

I posted a 50% off coupon for michaels a few pages back. that pasta machine will be less than $10 with it. :P and joanns will honor michaels coups.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 26, 2008 06:51:43 PM
I just bought a shiney new pair of pinking shears last night!  I love "having" to buy cool new stuff for swaps!  


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: littlebiskit on September 26, 2008 06:52:10 PM
Okay, didn't know that about honoring competitor coupons, that's great....  those stores for me are both in the same shopping area!  (Though I pretty much use Michaels as my craft store now, and Joanns and my quilting store... but we'll see....)

Actually, I was too lazy to go back and find your post, plus I won't have time to get it until early next week anyway.  But thanks for the reminder!

Oooh! I need pinking shears too!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: superhooker on September 26, 2008 06:54:44 PM
Oooh! I need pinking shears too!

I opted for the cheapo version...not the 50 dollar pair.  Mine were pretty cheap...I used Kish's coupon!  Thanks Kish!!!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 26, 2008 06:59:08 PM
I love when I say a few pages back and its actually 8 pages back. haha

the michaels expires tomorrow but the joanns 40% off is good until Oct 4th. :)

Oooh! I need pinking shears too!

I opted for the cheapo version...not the 50 dollar pair.  Mine were pretty cheap...I used Kish's coupon!  Thanks Kish!!!

LOL Glad I could help. :P


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Post by: mclianne on September 26, 2008 09:00:25 PM
Kish, can I just say that is an awesome eyeball.  I am lying on my back with my laptop on the "twins" (my 40 DDD's) and it is "eyeballing" me.  It's kind of creeping me out!


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kishcrafts on September 26, 2008 09:20:09 PM
Kish, can I just say that is an awesome eyeball.  I am lying on my back with my laptop on the "twins" (my 40 DDD's) and it is "eyeballing" me.  It's kind of creeping me out!

lmao!!!!


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Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 26, 2008 09:20:57 PM
Kish, can I just say that is an awesome eyeball.  I am lying on my back with my laptop on the "twins" (my 40 DDD's) and it is "eyeballing" me.  It's kind of creeping me out!

Hey partner, something we have in common---giant boobs!  lol  I usually use mine to balance the barn cat, typical male he loves cuddling into my chest


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on September 26, 2008 09:25:08 PM
You guys looking for cheap yarn...have you tried shopping on line for yarn?  I've found quite a few sites where  you can get really nice yarns for super cheap...even cheaper than joanns or micheals.  Most have shipping offers too, where you can get free shipping if you buy a certain amount.

OMG, totally forgot about smiley's, and I'd never heard of little knits before!  superhooker, why did you have to encourage me, why!?!?!?


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Post by: SheridanLA on September 26, 2008 09:34:36 PM



Hey partner, something we have in common---giant boobs!  lol  I usually use mine to balance the barn cat, typical male he loves cuddling into my chest

this totally cracked me up.


Title: Re: 12 Days Of Christmas 2008 (Send Out 12/01/08)
Post by: kaymadben on September 26, 2008 10:59:14 PM
You guys looking for cheap yarn...have you tried shopping on line for yarn?  I've found quite a few sites where  you can get really nice yarns for super cheap...even cheaper than joanns or micheals.  Most have shipping offers too, where you can get free shipping if you buy a certain amount.

Check out:
Smileys yarn sale, they have a pretty good selection all the time, and every other month (on average) they do a super sale and sell a certain type of yarn for like 77cents a skein.
http://www.pagelinx.com/cgi-shopper/loadpage.cgi/smileysyarns/ezshopper?user_id=id&file=iriot.htm

Little knits,  they've got nice designer yarns for pretty good discounts. They have AWESOME deals on sock yarns, and they have a really good selection of really nice yarns.  They give free shipping most of the time if you buy like 150 bucks worth (I save up my money and buy everything at once!)
http://www.littleknits.com/


Superhooker, I'm gonna be your husband for a moment...

"Honey, do you really need anymore yarn? I mean it's in the furnace closet, the bathroom closet, the hallway, under the table in the hallway, in baskets on shelves in the living room, in baskets that are hanging in the hallway, in the office, probably some behind the toilet, in the car and under my pillow. Good God Woman, It's ME or the YARN!"

LOL, just joking. It just cracks me up how much yarn you have. Can you tell I've been reading your blog.  :D I think I might have an equal amount of fabric though. Maybe that was my husband talking to me. hehe. But we are getting a divorce now so I don't ever have to worry about him griping over my fabric stash again. The nerve. I mean didn't he know that I would choose the fabric?  ;D Reminds me of that song.

Well I love him
but I love to sew
I spend all day at Fabric Stores
and hell is all I catch
but today he met me at the door
said I would have to choose
if I hit that sewing machine today
he'd be packing all his things
and he'd, be gone by noon

We