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Title: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on June 20, 2009 09:20:58 AM


link to OUR gallery- https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323053.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323053.0)

Swap name: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DragonFly4
Sign-up date range: June 20, 2009 to July 2, 2009
Partners will be posted July 3
Date to send item by:  October 3rd for days 13-7 and October 13th for days 6-1 (if you are sending all 13 days at once, then you must send on or before October 3rd)
Limited to a certain number of people?  50
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? 18 and over!

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- PrincessPimp8 will be our co-organizer.

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully : YES (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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES- 18 in this case.

Details of swap:
ORIGINAL THREAD DISCUSSION FOR THIS SWAP: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304411.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304411.0)

Round 1 Discussion https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250567.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250567.0)

Round 1 Gallery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250570.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250570.0)

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

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 13 groups of items (91 items in total-it is highly encouraged that day 13 be candy or some type of baked good- Halloween related of course) based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 days of Xmas swap (thread for that swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195682.0) You will label the packages with the numbers 13-1, so that your partner knows which days are in which packages. We will start opening the packages on October 19th with the #13 package. Inside would be 13 things. On October 20th you would open the #12 package and inside there should be 12 things. This will go on and on until on October 31st 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 glitter skulls, 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

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 participants from the 12 days of Xmas swap 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.

Please note:  if you are sending food/accepting food, your package will look like this approximately:
handcrafted 60% = 55 items
store bought 25%= 23 items
food/candy/baked goods: 15% = 13 items (for day 13 most likely)
and, if not,  like this: 70% (64 items) handcrafted and 30% (27 items) store bought
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.

Someone mentioned specifying the sizes and numbers more- so here goes- (I basically just took this from the 12 Days of Christmas swap, it seems to cover everything- so let me know if I need to be more specific or whatnot.)

Here are some more rules- that specify just how much of a COMMITMENT this swap is!

Recommendations from your swap organizer:

1. I would recommend that your day 13 be candy or treats, 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.

Which breaks down into-
13 candy treats (if you are accepting treats- if not it will be 70 small items)
57 small items
15 medium items
and
6 large items


Craftster's 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

Shipping guidelines and info.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309945.msg3557986#msg3557986 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309945.msg3557986#msg3557986)

The RULES:

1. You must send ALL PM's to DragonFly4  and all PM's  must have the subject line: 13 Days of Halloween Swap with the words something along the lines of general question/sent/received...etc

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. You must continue to post at least 1 time a week until October 31st.

3.PM's must be sent to DragonFly4 AND your partner when you send and receive.  If you are sending within the USA you must get a DC# and send it to DragonFly4 and your partner. They cost about an extra dollar 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 of it to DragonFly4!!! This is mandatory!

5.When you open each days package, you will then need to post in your mini gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. 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! Not posting pictures will be noted in your feedback and that can affect your ability to join this swap or other swaps in the future. It will be noted in your feedback  unless your mini gallery is filled with pictures of your 13 packages. Everyone will want to drool and covet what you get, so please share! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send. (Partners may want to take pictures before they send just in case!)

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.

DUE TO LENGTH, QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER IS POSTED IN BELOW in the 2nd REPLY!!

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


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

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

1- DragonFly4
2- PrincessPimp8
3- Ma Rut
4- arcadian green
5- isadora12000
6- GlassSpider
7- monkey_girl
8- psychonmemphis
9- TexasThistle oohmybees
10- mlookyloo1
11- PinkPug,INK.
12- Pupper
13- nostephot
14- quaggy
15- froggmomma
16- Cupcakeology
17- KittyVegas
18- witchybelle4u2
19- Glamis
20- smushisweetbaboo
21- spicytaco
22- missmuffcake
23- cigarettesandvalentines
24- tracethekat
25- zombiecazz
26- NiinaMaria
27- Molliemoo2883
28- snazzlecraft

Partners-

Report to DragonFly4

spicytaco - Ma Rut
witchybelle4u2 - arcadian green
Quaggy - cupcakeology
missmuffcake - cigarettesandvalentines
glass spider - trace the kat
oohmybees - Pnk Pug, INK.
snazzlecraft - DragonFly4


Report to PrincessPimp81

zombiecazz- nina maria
monkey girl - Glamis
PrincessPimp81- smushisweetbaboo
psychonmemphis - frogmamma
mlookyloo1 - pupper
isadora12000 - Kitty Vegas
nostephot - molliemoo2883


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 06/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on June 20, 2009 09:23:24 AM
You MUST complete this questionnaire FULLY and COMPLETELY. I will not accept “whatever you want to make me” or “don’t care” type answers.  If you answer a question in that way, I will respond and inform you to correct it. If you do not, you will NOT be allowed to join the swap.

For the organizer:
Are you willing to be an ANGEL in case anyone flakes?  YES or NO
If yes, which “day(s)” could you commit to?

Now for the fun part!

Name of swap: 13 Days Of Halloween Swap Round 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing 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)

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
(add more if necessary)

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
(add more if necessary)

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

DIY Kits you would like to receive: (all kits for this swap should be Halloween related!)
1.
2.
3.

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 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)

Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like (for example vampires, zombies, witches, black cats, ghosts, ect.):
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
Favorite scents/smells:
Scents/ smells which  you do not like:

Favorite overall HALLOWEEN/SCARY movie(s):
Favorite VAMPIRE type movie:
Favorite ZOMBIE type movie:
Favorite OTHER type of scary movie:
Favorite Halloween/supernatural  TV shows/ series:
Favorite scary books:
Favorite HALLOWEEN stories/books:
Favorite ANIMAL(s) as they relate to Halloween (black cats, crows, owls, rats, ect):
Is there anything that you "collect"?
Your hobbies:

Will you be having a Halloween Party this year?
Would you like your partner to help make your invitations (not guaranteed)?

Have you decided on your costume yet for this year?
If yes, what will you be?
Would you like your partners help in crafting part of your costume (not guaranteed)?

What rooms do you decorate with Halloween decorations:
All Time Favorite Halloween Motif (like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, zombies, etc..):
General Halloween decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?
Favorite Halloween Memory:


Please note:  if you are sending food/accepting food, your package will look like this approximately:
handcrafted 60% = 55 items
store bought 25%= 23 items
food/candy/baked goods: 15% = 13 items (for day 13 most likely)
and if not like this: 70% (64 items) handcrafted and 30% (27 items) store bought
Now, that being stated,
Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts for day 13? (cookies, candy, ect.) YES OR NO
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:
Favorite Candies:
1.
2.
3.

other favorite edible Halloween treats:
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:

Do you have a wist?
Myspace/Facebook?
Do you have a blog?
Are you a part of the Ongoing Wishlist Swap(s)?
(Please include links)

Do you have a Significant Other(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc?
Do you have children?
Do you have any pets?
Would you like your SO, children and/or pets to be included in the gift receiving?

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...

Would you like to suggest any questions (Halloween related of course) that were over looked and should be added to the questionnaire?


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 06/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psyche on June 20, 2009 10:02:18 AM
Ooh, how exciting!  I'm already getting prepared for Halloween (well, just mentally prepared so far ;)), so it would certainly be ideal for me BUT I'll have to decide on whether I can handle the commitment for the summer - I'm glad there's a nice chunk of time for signing up!


And one other thing: I know in the discussion some people mentioned that maybe the sizes of the packages should be better defined as they are in the 12 Days of Christmas (as in "smalls" for the big numbers to "larges" for days 3,2,&1 - etc) since apparently there were some... discrepancies... in packages with last year's 13 Days!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 06/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Ma Rut on June 20, 2009 10:22:59 AM
Questionnaire sent ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 06/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: isadora12000 on June 20, 2009 11:16:52 AM
YEA!!! I'm will be filling this out and sending it in this weekend. Thanks for getting this going  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: arcadian green on June 20, 2009 03:00:44 PM
I sent my questionnaire in! I'm excited for Halloween now!  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: monkey_girl on June 20, 2009 03:04:57 PM
YEAH YEAH - so excited about this one! I am off for a walk now but will fill in a little while when I have time to mull over my answers more:)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on June 20, 2009 03:09:25 PM
*. 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. *I recommend shipping them in a completely seperate package!

*. 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 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! Sad

*. 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.

*. 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. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage) 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

******. 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 feel 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.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: missmuffcake on June 20, 2009 03:11:17 PM
I will think about this swap, it sounds fun. The concerns I have are 1.) I am vegan so most candy is out unless someone lives near a Whole Foods, buys me loads of Skittles or Mambas (both are vegan & my fave) or just buys me loads of Cliff or Luna bars! Also I like Halloween stuff that can be displayed year around, I don't go for cheesy pumpkins and the like. Is this demanding to much? :/


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on June 20, 2009 03:18:14 PM
I dont think it is too hard for someone to buy 13 bags of skittles or any of the things you suggested as they are available at most mass grocery stores. As for the rest of the specifications, I dont think they are demanding too much, you VERY regularly see people specifying stuff like that in their swap questionaires. And who knows- maybe we will get someone that has the same preferences, and you guys will make perfect partners!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 20, 2009 03:35:32 PM
Hi all!  I'm super excited for this swap, both the crafting and the co-organizing with DragonFly4!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on June 20, 2009 03:39:26 PM
this is going to be so much fun ;D filling out my questionnaire and will send it out this week :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Ma Rut on June 20, 2009 03:48:20 PM
I'm glad you posted that info, DragonFly! Especially about the hot climates...I live in the south where most years we can still go swimming well into October if we want to :D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: PixieVal on June 20, 2009 04:40:09 PM
This is super tempting, Halloween has always been my favorite Holiday since I was little, and there are a lot of Halloween centered decorations I keep out year round, even pumpkins-but not so much the cheesy plastic type ones. And for a week and a half in August my husband and baby girl are going on vacation, so I'll definately need the crafting to fill my time, it'll be my first time away from her! I'm going to have to wait until closer to signups ending, so I'll have another swap slot open.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: stringofpearls on June 20, 2009 05:08:11 PM
This looks cool:-) I'm definitely going to watch.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: deadbathducky on June 20, 2009 10:10:04 PM
hmmm i gotta think :P


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: spicytaco on June 21, 2009 05:17:33 AM
So, I really kinda wanna join this swap, but I have one concern. I'm actually going to be away for the first few of the opening days. As late as the 25 of October. (Going to Mexico....yay.) I wouldn't want my partner to think I'd abandoned them when I didn't post any pictures. However it'd be super cool to get home from vacation to a load of Halloween goodies.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10
Post by: DragonFly4 on June 21, 2009 08:18:54 AM
I would think that you could discuss with your partner the possibility of either
A- opening those days before you leave and posting pictures.
B- opening them when you get back and posting those days all at once.
C- having your partner post the pictures each day that you are gone for you.
I'm sure something could be worked out.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 21, 2009 12:47:16 PM
Someone mentioned specifying the sizes and numbers more- so here goes- (I basically just took this from the 12 Days of Christmas swap, it seems to cover everything- so let me know if I need to be more specific or whatnot.)

Recommendations from your swap organizer:

1. I would recommend that your day 13 be candy or treats, 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.

Which breaks down into-
13 candy treats (if you are accepting treats- if not it will 70 small items)
57 small items
15 medium items
and
6 large items

Craftster's 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. *I recommend shipping them in a completely seperate package!

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 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! Sad

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. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage) 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.

Thank you for adding this.  I will be filling out my questioneer very soon :D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: grimmlynn on June 21, 2009 02:37:03 PM
I am definitely considering this.  It looks so fun and the gallery from last year looked amazing!  So much fun to be had!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Destined To Fail on June 21, 2009 02:47:52 PM
Most likely will be signing up! We did this last year & even though it was a HUGE commitment (time & money) it was a lot of fun! Gonna think about it a bit longer. :) :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Ma Rut on June 21, 2009 05:16:46 PM
Oh awesome! You guys are so creative! :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on June 21, 2009 10:36:42 PM
i was just looking through the Halloween Altoid Tin gallery & that really got me excited for Halloween...& then i saw this in the swaps! Yay! Gotta wait til I get feedback from my Chunky Pages swap but I'm gonna start filling out my questionnaire in the meantime.  8)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psychonmemphis on June 22, 2009 06:21:43 AM
does anyone who signed up last year remember how much shipping was? do you have to ship internationally? i just want a rough estimate so i will know if i can do it, i know  i can afford the supplies/candy.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on June 22, 2009 09:35:47 AM
Since I did not participate last year, I couldn't tell you how much to expect for shipping. (I know- not much of a help) BUT I can tell you that no- you do not have to ship internationally, just specify in your questionnaire that you are not willing to ship internationally.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Destined To Fail on June 22, 2009 10:30:08 AM
does anyone who signed up last year remember how much shipping was? do you have to ship internationally? i just want a rough estimate so i will know if i can do it, i know  i can afford the supplies/candy.

Well, our partner last year only lived approx. an hour away so that helped keep our shipping costs down. It ended up costing about $40.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psychonmemphis on June 22, 2009 11:41:29 AM
well i figure if i start saving all my change now usually ends up about $20 a month so i think i got it but my mom said she would help so i think i may sign up tonight!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on June 22, 2009 06:40:33 PM
I've wanted to do one of these for a long time, but have never had the guts! I'm going to mull it over awhile...


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on June 22, 2009 06:54:05 PM
 I will join this one tomorrow when I have more time to fill out my info.  I have always loved Halloween. 


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GrannysAnnie on June 22, 2009 09:00:09 PM
Oh man... This is SO tempting!  I really wanted to join last year, and I'm thinking I can make it work this year.  I'll have to think about it some more...  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on June 23, 2009 12:12:31 AM
I was totally wondering about this swap just yesterday. I do not know if I will be able to sign up this time around. But this is a super fun swap and I encourage anyone thinking about it to sign up!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psychonmemphis on June 23, 2009 04:38:36 AM
while shopping yesterday i saw some Halloween stuff on sale and i bought it, at that moment i knew i had to sign up, no candy obviously but i got 11 things for $3!!!!!!!! so hopefully they will work for my partner but if one can be used to make stuff and i have already been offered money for the other lol, so yeah questionnaire sent!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on June 23, 2009 12:33:45 PM
I sent my questionnaire in today ::) this is going to be fun :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 23, 2009 07:25:28 PM
I'm going to send in my questionaire this weekend. I'm moving into a new house next month and I plan to go all out with the Halloween decorations this year.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: TexasThistle on June 23, 2009 08:01:13 PM
yay I am in!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: spicytaco on June 24, 2009 03:17:09 PM
I'm definitely waffling on this. I'm afraid I'll leave it all till the last moment. On the other hand I'm already planning projects for it.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on June 24, 2009 03:59:08 PM
i can't wait to get partners for this one! i think this will be the only swap i do over the summer so i can make the package super awesome!  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: isadora12000 on June 24, 2009 04:58:03 PM
i can't wait to get partners for this one! i think this will be the only swap i do over the summer so i can make the package super awesome!  ;D

I was thinking the same thing!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: monkey_girl on June 25, 2009 12:52:02 AM
Yeah I'm in!! It's the only swap I'll do over the next few months as well I can hardly wait to start!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psychonmemphis on June 25, 2009 06:07:45 AM
all i am hoping for in a partner is that the like orange lol i have bought some thing already, i was so surprised when i found something for halloween at wal-mart yesterday and i got 2 and since they were not in the system they were 1/2 off!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: nostephot on June 25, 2009 08:05:25 AM
I am in!  I love Halloween and I am looking forward to crafting lots of stuff!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: donniesgirl on June 25, 2009 06:11:17 PM
I know I am going to so regret not signing up for this!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10
Post by: GlassSpider on June 25, 2009 06:40:03 PM
I know I won't regret it, either, but like someone said in the last Halloween swap, I'll probably be glad to see Halloween over, LOL!  :D

I've got a little notebook handy to write down ideas for projects and things to buy as I think of them. That way, when we get our partners I'll be one step ahead. I'd go ahead and start buying a few little things, too, if I could find some!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on June 25, 2009 06:43:31 PM
I'm really,really thinking hard about this one!  I'm probably only going to be doing one or two swaps over the summer, so this might be a good one to jump on! Arrgh, decisions, decisions...!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: edelC on June 26, 2009 02:13:41 AM
Oh I loved this last year...I am so tempted!


psychonmemphis shipping is $$$ especially if you have agreed to ship internationally. I live in Ireland and think I probably spent about $80 on shipping, but it was such a good swap that it was totally worth it..

*waving* to pinkpugINK so cool that you are doing this swap too...I love your work.




Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psychonmemphis on June 26, 2009 07:32:02 AM
Oh I loved this last year...I am so tempted!


psychonmemphis shipping is $$$ especially if you have agreed to ship internationally. I live in Ireland and think I probably spent about $80 on shipping, but it was such a good swap that it was totally worth it..

*waving* to pinkpugINK so cool that you are doing this swap too...I love your work.




i already signed up and i am shipping in my country so hopefully it will not be to much but i will pay what i have to.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Pupper on June 26, 2009 07:50:59 AM
Woo hoo! I am in.  love Halloween.  This is going to be fun.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Lady Llanalla on June 26, 2009 02:39:31 PM
I am going to get "permission" to join this swap from my husband. Then I will join. I am SO excited!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on June 26, 2009 05:16:12 PM
*waving* to pinkpugINK so cool that you are doing this swap too...I love your work.

*waves back* aww thanks edelC!  :D

i wrote that i can't ship internationally because i want to send baked goods, but you should definitely sign up so i can look at your stuff in the gallery!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10
Post by: GlassSpider on June 26, 2009 06:43:14 PM
I found some great stuff for some projects today! I work part time at a bead store, and we were unpacking a huge lot of beads. I found some nice ones to use in Halloween projects, and a few other goodies. Best part is, I get an employee discount! Hopefully they will fit what my partner likes, but if not, I'll be happy to make some Halloween goodies for me!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 26, 2009 07:34:52 PM
I'm getting really excited to start working on this swap, and I've already got a few ideas!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on June 26, 2009 09:47:52 PM
I just sent in my info,  Waiting now to see if I filled everything it.  I have so many ideas.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on June 27, 2009 08:27:31 AM
I want to sign up really REALLY BAD!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: whatthepuck on June 27, 2009 11:42:51 AM
I just sent in my info.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: witchybelle4u2 on June 27, 2009 03:58:10 PM
I can't believe this came around again so soon! The last round was amazing! :) I think I'll have to sign up for this....


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: TexasThistle on June 27, 2009 05:05:28 PM
I got a few ideas too.  I cant wait till we get partners


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: tcha345 on June 28, 2009 09:53:19 PM
I absolutely loved crafting for this swap.  Sadly I can't sign up due to school being a HUGE drain on my time.  I will be gallery stalking like a fiend though and drooling in envy. ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: monkey_girl on June 29, 2009 02:17:48 AM
Yeah looking forward to getting started;)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10
Post by: Cupcakeology on June 29, 2009 07:35:55 AM
I'm in!!!  I can't wait to start crafting!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on June 29, 2009 10:42:38 AM
I have been approved also.  I am leaving to go camping for the fourth of July on Friday the 3rd.  Will try to check before leaving and pm my partner.  If not it will be Monday or Tuesday when we get back.  I am so ready to start creating for my partner.  Must have patience!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: isadora12000 on June 29, 2009 12:45:25 PM
is it the 2nd yet????  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on June 29, 2009 03:39:46 PM
Sending in my questionnaire last minute! argh!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10
Post by: GlassSpider on June 29, 2009 06:07:54 PM
Last minute is better than not at all!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 29, 2009 06:12:17 PM
Hi all!  Looks like we've got a really good group!  Signups are coming to a close, which means it's almost time to get working, so yay!  As co-organizer, I'll have half of you in my group and I'll try to get my people paired and sent out as soon as I can!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: RondaS on June 29, 2009 09:08:37 PM
I am going to put this on notify - and maybe I will come and play with all of y'all...

halloween is my fav holiday of all!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 29, 2009 09:37:38 PM
Hiya RondaS!  You should totally come play!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on June 29, 2009 10:00:24 PM
Partner time is so close, Come on and join us Ronda! 


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on June 29, 2009 10:55:41 PM
it's almost the 2nd! time goes by so fast when you have a million things to get done by the end of June...{sigh} getting partners will definitely cheer me up!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: RondaS on June 29, 2009 11:40:03 PM
I was filling out the entry so I could have it ready to send at the last minute if I decided to join - and Craftster burbed and ate it. Now I have to start over...

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 30, 2009 12:04:03 AM
I was filling out the entry so I could have it ready to send at the last minute if I decided to join - and Craftster burbed and ate it. Now I have to start over...

Ronda
Blessings!

I've certainly had to face that fantastic problem lol  I've started doing my info in a word file then copy/paste it to message, especially with the big ones!  Plus then I get to keep a copy myself so I can remind myself what I sent!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: RondaS on June 30, 2009 01:18:50 AM
that is exactly what I just did!

now to see how much I can accomplish on other swaps before this deadline gets here... so I know if I can do this one or not!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: monkey_girl on June 30, 2009 02:00:32 AM
Yah everything is coming together!!

I am moving countries in the next couple of months and have been thinking of plane appropriate crafts for this swap;)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: edelC on June 30, 2009 03:25:31 AM
*waving to Ronda* wanna be my partner..lol...


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: NiinaMaria on June 30, 2009 05:55:27 AM
Just sent my questionnaire. I've decided this is the only swap I'll be doing this autumn. After that I will take part in the November Birthday List and the OYP Holiday Edition. I am sooo efficient.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: TexasThistle on June 30, 2009 06:48:36 AM
maybe the swap will bring me out of my funk....


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: RondaS on June 30, 2009 10:06:54 AM
I worked on the organizational stuff and if I can finish one more swap before IYP sign ups end I can join this one too...

so if I send out my FaB packages on the day I get partners - I can swing it - barely - meanwhile I got to kick fanny getting things organized for other swaps so I don't get behind, LOL!

and Edel - would love to partner with you! unless someone else claims me and there is a fight...  ;) there are quite a few in this group I would love to partner with that I haven't had a chance to because I am organizer for the things they sign up for, and I always give the bestest partners to other people, LOL!

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: witchybelle4u2 on June 30, 2009 01:41:50 PM
I've already been looking for new ideas for this. It cost me a FORTUNE last year...And I can't wait to do it again.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on June 30, 2009 02:21:19 PM
I found a few generic things today that I can craft in a cretain way to fit my partner when we get one.  I am getting really excited to start with so many things to craft. 


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: spicytaco on June 30, 2009 02:43:37 PM
That's it. I can't help it. I'm joining. This swap is all I can think about. I'm just not gonna join a whole lot of others like I usually do. I'm gonna go send in my info. :D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: zombiecazz on July 01, 2009 04:20:26 AM
Has anyone from the UK joined?
I'd like to take part, but can't afford the international shipping.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: froggmomma on July 01, 2009 04:44:23 AM
I'm so glad I signed up for this I have a ton of ideas, can't wait to start crafting.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: NiinaMaria on July 01, 2009 05:21:07 AM
Has anyone from the UK joined?
I'd like to take part, but can't afford the international shipping.

I'm in Finland. EU shipping is a bit cheaper than US.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups 06/20/09 - 07/02/09. Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: zombiecazz on July 01, 2009 06:18:50 AM
Has anyone from the UK joined?
I'd like to take part, but can't afford the international shipping.

I'm in Finland. EU shipping is a bit cheaper than US.

Yep that is an option. About half the price of sending to the US.
I'll fill in the questionnaire then.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on July 01, 2009 06:39:41 AM
We have only had 1 person from the UK join- and she has requested an American partner, but we have a couple of people within Europe.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on July 01, 2009 06:41:34 AM
OH yeah- sign ups will end at midnight tomorrow- Mountain time, and I will get partners out as soon as I can on Friday morning.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on July 01, 2009 07:39:56 AM
OK- I think I am all caught up with approving people for the swap. There were a couple hiding in there! I so wish we had folders in our PM inbox! Anyways- just in case- if you have sent in your questionnaire and are not on the list yet, and dont have it in your profile, please let me know. I dont want anyone to get overlooked.

Also- if you have it in your profile but arent on the list or something random like that please let me know also.

This is ONLY if I havent contacted you! If you arent on the list and I have contacted you about things, please respond to my PM.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: witchybelle4u2 on July 01, 2009 12:19:48 PM
We have only had 1 person from the UK join- and she has requested an American partner, but we have a couple of people within Europe.

SORRY!  :-[ It's only because I'm from America and I MISS American Halloweens. And I don't know if anyone would be willing to swap with me from the States anyway, since it's so expensive. (I feel bad now.)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: tcha345 on July 01, 2009 01:21:35 PM
oh i'm vacillating! :( I really really want to do this, and I think I would have time, but I don't want to have to send late or end up putting off school work.   :-\

what to do?


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 01, 2009 02:43:37 PM
Yay! I can't wait to get cracking on this :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on July 01, 2009 06:01:21 PM
I want to do this one so bad! I'll think about it tonight....


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: spicytaco on July 01, 2009 06:35:29 PM
I can't wait to get partners. I want to start.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: RondaS on July 01, 2009 07:07:39 PM
I want to do this so bad - but I have to save a slot for the IYP, ack! so many friends in this swap! If I thought I would be able to get the feedback from the FaB in time I would join in, but since I can't guarantee that would happen I don't think I can do this one...

Ronda
Blessings!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psyche on July 01, 2009 09:32:33 PM
OK- I think I am all caught up with approving people for the swap. There were a couple hiding in there! I so wish we had folders in our PM inbox! Anyways- just in case- if you have sent in your questionnaire and are not on the list yet, and dont have it in your profile, please let me know. I dont want anyone to get overlooked.

You can make folders! But here they're called labels. (Click on Manage Labels under Preferences [left hand side] to make them.)

In other news... I have a mostly filled out questionnaire, but I'm still waffling a bit on this swap. I do live for Halloween... hm...


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on July 02, 2009 06:33:36 AM
oh i'm vacillating! :( I really really want to do this, and I think I would have time, but I don't want to have to send late or end up putting off school work.   :-\

what to do?

Sorry before hand if this sounds mean-- BUT- DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU THINK YOU WILL BE SENDING LATE!!! In this swap we will be working against a specific deadline (Halloween.) If packages are late it could really mess things up. It is no fun to get Halloween stuff on November 1st. Also if you happen to be sending late and end up not being able to send, there is not a whole lot of time left for angels. This is a HUGE swap, if you are not sure if you will be able to get everything done in time, I would suggest that you sign up for a smaller Halloween swap.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on July 02, 2009 06:36:09 AM
We have only had 1 person from the UK join- and she has requested an American partner, but we have a couple of people within Europe.

SORRY!  :-[ It's only because I'm from America and I MISS American Halloweens. And I don't know if anyone would be willing to swap with me from the States anyway, since it's so expensive. (I feel bad now.)

Dont feel bad. She still signed up and will have a partner within Europe, so shipping will not be as expensive as it would to the states. Plus we have had some signups within the states who are willing to ship out of country, so we will be able to match you up with the best partner possible.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TONIGHT!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: isadora12000 on July 02, 2009 07:58:17 AM
I was in Joanne's this morning and noticed they had out their Halloween Fabric  ;D There is some might cute stuff in this years line up... I'm getting so excited for this swap!!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups END TOMORROW! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: witchybelle4u2 on July 02, 2009 08:35:17 AM
We have only had 1 person from the UK join- and she has requested an American partner, but we have a couple of people within Europe.



SORRY!  :-[ It's only because I'm from America and I MISS American Halloweens. And I don't know if anyone would be willing to swap with me from the States anyway, since it's so expensive. (I feel bad now.)

Dont feel bad. She still signed up and will have a partner within Europe, so shipping will not be as expensive as it would to the states. Plus we have had some signups within the states who are willing to ship out of country, so we will be able to match you up with the best partner possible.


Woohoo! :)


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Post by: tcha345 on July 02, 2009 08:46:38 AM
oh i'm vacillating! :( I really really want to do this, and I think I would have time, but I don't want to have to send late or end up putting off school work.   :-\

what to do?

Sorry before hand if this sounds mean-- BUT- DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU THINK YOU WILL BE SENDING LATE!!! In this swap we will be working against a specific deadline (Halloween.) If packages are late it could really mess things up. It is no fun to get Halloween stuff on November 1st. Also if you happen to be sending late and end up not being able to send, there is not a whole lot of time left for angels. This is a HUGE swap, if you are not sure if you will be able to get everything done in time, I would suggest that you sign up for a smaller Halloween swap.

Oh yes, I won't.  I know you're not being mean and you want everyone to have a good swap and lateness SUCKS, especially if you're on a deadline.  But I will be stalking your gallery. :)


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Post by: NiinaMaria on July 02, 2009 10:16:06 AM
I'm in. Woohoo. This means fabric sourcing and other serious bookmarking.


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Post by: quaggy on July 02, 2009 11:19:02 AM
I am so excited that it is almost partner time.  I will be leaving this PM for the lake camping.  I will pm my partner as soon as I get back in town.  It will be Monday at the soonest. I ordered some halloween fabric it arrived today.  I so hope it fits my partners taste. I am taking a few generic things with me to work on at night. I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th.  This is an annual get away for us, they do a huge fireworks display over the water, a decorated golf cart parade, we always have a blast.  They also have sausage on a stick, an ice cream social, and judging for the best decorted golf cart with prizes for the top 3 places.


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Post by: tracethekat on July 02, 2009 11:42:57 AM
That sounds like fun!

I'm in! I'm so excited! I already have so many ideas and am looking forward to getting a partner and pinning down my final crafts...so much to do! Woot!


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on July 02, 2009 12:38:59 PM
This swap sounds like fun but I have decided to skip it. I am already in the Giant Multi Theme Swap so I think I will wait for a smaller Halloween swap. But I will def be watching your progress!


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on July 02, 2009 04:56:21 PM
I donno what to do!!! I want to sign up!!!  ??? AHHH!!!


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 02, 2009 05:01:55 PM
I donno what to do!!! I want to sign up!!!  ??? AHHH!!!

You should totally sign up to play Mollimoo!  Only a little bit left til signups close!


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on July 02, 2009 05:40:35 PM
I sent my info in. I'm so weak! YAY!!!


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Post by: RondaS on July 03, 2009 03:53:17 AM
I am in the Giant Theme swap too, and am organizing two and have another I need to organize - so decided to be strong and not sign up for this swap after all - maybe I will get into the next round!

have a great time everyone!

Ronda
Blessings!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 03, 2009 06:37:56 AM
so I sent in last minute....much like most of you, I'd been thinking about this swap and what I'd make before even signing up so I figured it was a sign!!! LOL.

Yay for halloweeny goodness!


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 03, 2009 06:51:21 AM
OK- Partners are posted and questionnaires are being sent out now. You were matched up to the best of my ability- and I think that each of you has the best partner possible.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 03, 2009 07:03:24 AM
Hi all!  I'm getting ready to send my group their partner info!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 03, 2009 07:05:05 AM
so of course I immediately went and started stalking my partner, PrincessPimp81...I got as far as her Gerkin Gnome with disgruntled jar of pickles and knew I was in good hands...LMAO. Holy crap, 'pickles are cucumbers soaked in evil' STILL laughing.

Anyway I think this is gonna be awesome and can't wait to start crafting halloween greatness EVIL. Muahahahaahaha.


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Post by: Cupcakeology on July 03, 2009 07:06:37 AM
Yay, PARTNERS!!!  I wake up at 3am, so it's been a long morning!  I'm so excited to get started.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 03, 2009 07:57:46 AM
Ok, so I've sent out info to my group.  Hopefully I sent the right stuff to everyone lol  Please check in with me when you get your messages!

*waves to smushisweetbaboo*  Hiya partner!  Thanks for the compliments on my pickle jar lol  I'm going to start stalking you soon, can't wait to get to know you better and make your goodies!


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on July 03, 2009 09:04:36 AM
Eep! I was so excited to get home and find partners!  ;D My partner rocks. This is going to be beyond great.


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Post by: NiinaMaria on July 03, 2009 09:23:24 AM
Yay for the partners! This swap requires tons of planning. I tend to buy my craft supplies from Ebay, so the earlier my designs are finished, more likely I'm going to get nice supplies on nice price :D


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 03, 2009 12:52:12 PM
Ok, so I've sent out info to my group.  Hopefully I sent the right stuff to everyone lol  Please check in with me when you get your messages!

*waves to smushisweetbaboo*  Hiya partner!  Thanks for the compliments on my pickle jar lol  I'm going to start stalking you soon, can't wait to get to know you better and make your goodies!

*chuckles evilly, rubs hands together*

I've just been doing that...stalking you...plus I amped up my wists so you could the kind of artwork I like, etc. The trouble with that is, now I've just found ten million things I want to *buy* for myself. LOL.


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 03, 2009 01:59:38 PM
I think my partner, tracethekat, and I were paired up very well. I think we're both going to have a lot of fun with this one!!!


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Post by: Glamis on July 03, 2009 02:53:44 PM
And I am going to have fun with Finland (could not help, like alliterations ;D) My partner has some very interesting stuff that she likes.


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 03, 2009 03:14:57 PM
Yay! My partner and I are a great match! Can't wait to get started :D


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Post by: Glamis on July 04, 2009 01:44:13 AM
OK, I got the wrong questionnaire. I am swapping with a New Zealander in Korea. And we already now each other from a previous swap. And we are both Zombielovers. And she already promised me a lot of Korean goodies. Hooray!


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Post by: froggmomma on July 04, 2009 02:56:23 AM
Yea!!! Partners FINALY!! lol I'm so excited I can start crafting specific stuff now. I'm all about stalking my partner psychonmemphis.


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Post by: tracethekat on July 04, 2009 03:48:21 AM
I think my partner GlassSpider and I were matched pretty well! I already have so many ideas and will start tomorrow...after the Fourth where we are cooking out, drinking  beer, and blowing things up!

Tomorrow, it is back to crafting business...  :P


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Post by: spicytaco on July 04, 2009 05:06:46 AM
I'm pretty excited to have MaRut for a partner. It's going to be wicked crafting for her.


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Post by: monkey_girl on July 04, 2009 04:11:24 PM
Yah I am excited!


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 04, 2009 06:36:15 PM
I have a good idea of what I am making, just getting materials ready


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 04, 2009 07:36:13 PM
I dont know what I am going to make yet ??? ::)


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Post by: Cupcakeology on July 04, 2009 08:16:10 PM
I have everything planned except days 5, 4 and 3.


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Post by: Ma Rut on July 05, 2009 05:39:05 AM
I'm pretty excited to have MaRut for a partner. It's going to be wicked crafting for her.

Aww, ditto! :) Now off to stalk...


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 05, 2009 07:18:41 AM
ok, my crazy weekend is over, and a full week is about to begin. My best friend is coming to visit before he moves to Italy to teach! Luckily I think, my partner, KittyVegas also has a busy week ahead! Hello again, partner!

I've done some initial stalking and have a very good idea of what I will be creating, I just have to plan it out on paper and then of course go load up on halloween crafting supply goodness!!!  ;D   


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 05, 2009 08:24:05 AM
I have everything planned except days 5, 4 and 3.

Holy Cow! Now there's some planning! I've got a bunch of ideas for stuff I want to make, but I have no idea how I'm going to plan it all out. I'm pretty sure of what I'm going to make for day 1, but that's it.


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Post by: NiinaMaria on July 05, 2009 08:25:37 AM
I have ideas for day 1 and 2 but that's it so far.


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Post by: zombiecazz on July 05, 2009 08:58:31 AM
I have ideas for day 1 and 2 but that's it so far.
Hmm I'm about the same. I have some ideas, but no plan yet. Need to do much more chat and stalking too.


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Post by: whatthepuck on July 05, 2009 11:06:08 AM
I'm going to be busy packing and unpacking over the next couple of weeks since we're moving. I'll be mostly planning and maybe a simple knitting project or two. After that it's on!


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Post by: Pupper on July 05, 2009 11:59:01 AM
I picked up a few non crafted goodies today.  I am finishing up two other swaps, should be done this week.  Then I will start crafting for this one.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 05, 2009 12:29:28 PM
well i have finished day 4! I was hoping to go in order but i so do not see that happening lol


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Post by: NiinaMaria on July 05, 2009 03:14:18 PM
Did some interwebs idea sourcing and I now have days 13, 4, 3, 2 and 1 sorted. Now I'm off to bed.


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Post by: arcadian green on July 05, 2009 07:18:53 PM
I have several day's planned out and I'm off to the craft store tomorrow! I've been thinking about Halloween so much this weekend that I'm dreaming about crafting for it!


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Post by: tracethekat on July 05, 2009 10:06:01 PM
Well...after about an hour and a half of debating, I have now planned everything I will be making except Days 4 and 5...

Off to bed now!  ;D


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Post by: Cupcakeology on July 06, 2009 06:17:12 AM
Well...after about an hour and a half of debating, I have now planned everything I will be making except Days 4 and 5...

Off to bed now!  ;D

Why are Days 4 & 5 so hard? Those are the ones that have me stumped too!


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 06, 2009 06:21:32 AM
Except for a few days, which are fully planned, I'm just making a list of things I want to make/buy/have bought and will try to figure out which days to plug them into as I go along. Looking at last year's gallery, it looks like that should be OK.


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Post by: NiinaMaria on July 06, 2009 06:22:24 AM
I figured out which dates I'm doing crafted and which will be store bought.


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 06, 2009 06:23:00 AM
By the way, I know exactly what I'm making for day 1 and I am so excited to get started on it! I really think it's going to rock!


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Post by: zombiecazz on July 06, 2009 06:44:11 AM
I have days 2, 3 and 4 planned out. Well it's a start. ;D


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 06, 2009 01:39:10 PM
Thank goodness we have 3 months to craft


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 06, 2009 01:44:47 PM
I dont know what Iam going to do yet ???


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Post by: quaggy on July 06, 2009 02:14:39 PM
I just returned from camping to find a great partner. After catching up on posts I see she is got a definite plan.  I started on a few items while I was camping and made a list of things I needed to purchase to make part of it happen. This is going to be an awesome swap!!!!! I was suppose to be celebrating the fourth all the while thinking about this and Halloween!!


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Post by: spicytaco on July 06, 2009 02:33:16 PM
I started making plans today. Yay. This is gonna be a bit tricky I think. Good thing I have lots of time.


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on July 06, 2009 03:56:52 PM
I've been busy packing & moving & now unpacking & i don't have internet service in my new place yet! :( but i brought my computer to a friends house so i could catch up! i'm glad we have so long to craft because i'll have to make a few "test-runs" first since most of the things my partner has on her wishlist i'm not too sure if i can do...i'm off to stalk & hopefully come up with some ideas!


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Post by: Cupcakeology on July 06, 2009 09:02:52 PM
I just returned from camping to find a great partner. After catching up on posts I see she is got a definite plan.

I agree, I've got a great partner!  As far as my "plan" goes, I know I'll be super busy in September and things are fairly quiet right now, so I've decided to get a jump on things. 

I went to our local quilt shop and was really impressed with all the Halloween fabric they had........then I walked around the other side of the aisle and saw that they had EVEN MORE!!!!  I gasped outloud!   


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 07, 2009 06:56:15 AM
Well i bought something today! Turns out even walgreens has all/halloween stuff still!!!!!!!!! I eve bought something for my house, i am now finished with days 4 and 6 and have almost finished 10 and have planned out 15 non crafted :P


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Post by: NiinaMaria on July 07, 2009 07:28:29 AM
That's something I'm really jealous about US. Over here in Finland, the craft and fabric shops don't put seasonal items out until last minute. Apparently less than month before Christmas is plenty of time to craft Christmas items. Halloween items...only ready-made crap. Luckily there's Ebay, Amazon and Etsy :D


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 07, 2009 11:42:16 AM
I am also trying to figure out exactly what, and which day for-I am going to do. I have about a gazillion ideas floating around my head, things I know I want to make, but I am just not sure which days I am doing which things, or anything yet, but I am really excited to craft for my partner!


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on July 07, 2009 02:28:13 PM
I am also trying to figure out exactly what, and which day for-I am going to do. I have about a gazillion ideas floating around my head, things I know I want to make, but I am just not sure which days I am doing which things, or anything yet, but I am really excited to craft for my partner!

Me too! I've got too many ideas! I don't even know where to start...


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 07, 2009 03:01:48 PM
nomnomnom *wipes fingers*

I am eating ripple chips with heluva good dip and drinking a mojito. So of course, I've gotta check in with my peeps in the 13 days swap...lol...

I have pretty much figured out my larges, which is pretty cool cause the things that I'm making tend to lend themselves to having accessories, which add mediums and smalls.

For example, I'm making my partner a poppet (don't worry I didn't spoil anything...she already knows...I didn't want to make a poppet for someone who didn't want one cause my poppets are dear to me! lol)...but she doesn't know what the 'theme' for the poppet will be. Then that means I can make accessories to fill in for the rest of that day that are smalls and mediums. I found that having a theme for each day gave me way more ideas and was easier to organize; then I can fill in whatever I'm missing with candy and goodies.

This is going to be a great swap, I can feel it! :D

Back to my chips...


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Post by: whatthepuck on July 07, 2009 04:46:57 PM
No where has their Halloween stuff out around here. Not even Joanns. One store already has the Christmas stuff out, but no Halloween.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 07, 2009 06:15:08 PM
I know what I am going to do for days 12 and 13 :o


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 07, 2009 06:25:06 PM
i have a wonderful terriffic idea.......and it involves cobwebs.....of course, it may just be the whiskey talking.....nothing like Jack and Cola to get you going


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Post by: arcadian green on July 07, 2009 06:28:32 PM
No where has their Halloween stuff out around here. Not even Joanns. One store already has the Christmas stuff out, but no Halloween.

I was at Hobby Lobby earlier and I noticed they are stocking Christmas items like crazy but the only Halloween thing I saw was a few bolts of fabric.  Guess I'll have to check out the other craft stores this weekend to see what they have.


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 07, 2009 07:04:20 PM
I heard the halloween stuff will be out in september.

does anyone know if we have to give as many items as the day (example: day 13; 13 items)


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 07, 2009 07:16:46 PM
does anyone know if we have to give as many items as the day (example: day 13; 13 items)

That's the way I understand it. But you don't have to do, say, 10 plushies on day 10; you could do 5 plushies, 2 etched wine glasses and 3 bars of chocolate (don't ask me where that combo came from in my head). Check the gallery from last year's swap. It'll give you a ton of ideas!


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Post by: Ma Rut on July 07, 2009 07:20:59 PM
I was wondering when the Halloween stuff might be rolling in to the craft stores, too. There are usually Halloween supplies year round on Etsy :)


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Post by: Glamis on July 08, 2009 02:29:23 AM
I am going to send to Korea (south of course)and it is awful expensive. I am going to go a s lightweight as possible. Luckily my partner likes papercrafts  ;D
I figured out most of the stuff I am going to make but have to match them to the specific days. Was also wondering about when to get Halloween supply.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 08, 2009 02:42:57 AM
I think there are a decent amount of websites you can order Halloween goodies and supplies from year round.  I'm planning to do a search mission for some more later, but a couple for supplies that I know are www.orientaltrading.com and www.sunshinecrafts.com.  Etsy and ebay would also be places to check.  If I find more good sites, I'll post!


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 08, 2009 04:53:19 AM
ebay always has stuff


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Post by: froggmomma on July 08, 2009 01:12:48 PM
Well, I have 9,287,184 ideas for projects runnin around in my head. Went to hobby lobby on monday and now I'm trying out something I've never tried before. I hope i turns out half as good as it is in my head.


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 09, 2009 07:19:08 AM
Hurray, my house guests have left and now I can get to stalking, organizing, planning and crafting!


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 09, 2009 11:41:35 AM
I've got a bunch of ideas and a few supplies.  Now I'm just waiting for payday tomorrow!


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Post by: spicytaco on July 09, 2009 02:25:13 PM
Whoo hoo. Just bought some supplies from ebay. I love ebay. Should make a really wicked project.


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Post by: Pupper on July 09, 2009 05:42:44 PM
I found a stash of Halloween themed supplies while organizing my craft room.  I forgot that I had some of that stuff.  Jackpot!


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 09, 2009 07:11:27 PM
That's like finding money in the pocket of a coat you haven't worn since last season!


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Post by: whatthepuck on July 09, 2009 08:29:45 PM
I've done lots of planning and some supply shopping. I'm about 1/3 of the way through a large item.


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Post by: Cupcakeology on July 10, 2009 07:08:39 AM
I was at Hobby Lobby last night and asked one of the employees where the Halloween stuff was since they already had Thanksgiving and Christmas things out.  She told me that particular store wouldn't even be carrying anything for Halloween! 


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 10, 2009 10:29:20 AM
hmm....that is odd. Sometimes they don't though. It's a Christian-owned company, and in some sects of Christianity celebrating that holday is strictly forbidden. Probably some group in the area complained.


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Post by: whatthepuck on July 10, 2009 02:06:42 PM
I noticed last season Hobby Lobby only had "fall" stuff and no halloween.


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 10, 2009 03:03:46 PM
Yeah now that you mention it, the hobby lobby near me had a very limited Halloween selection last year and most of it was just Fall and Pumpkin items. Fortunately, I have a Joanne's, Target, Micheal's and a Walmart that still carries craft items around me...   


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Post by: quaggy on July 10, 2009 06:06:39 PM
I received some more supplies that I ordered on line today.   I wish our Walmart still had a good craft area.  I did find a few things at Tuesday Morning and Michael's also. Hope to get to another Walmart.  It is fun having more that just a few items to craft, I usually have a hard time narrowing my list down, with this swap I won't have to.  At least that is my hope!


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 10, 2009 07:32:43 PM
well my wal-mart still has a craft area for now but they are closing in october so they are going to have a huge 70% off sale then i am excited but sad at the same time but i have connections so i know what time what sale starts so i can stock up on the super cheapness!


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 10, 2009 09:08:14 PM
I heard the halloween stuff will be out in september.

does anyone know if we have to give as many items as the day (example: day 13; 13 items)

You might want to go back through and read the first post of this thread- YES - you do need to have the same number of items as the day number.


From the first post in the thread-

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 13 groups of items (91 items in total-it is highly encouraged that day 13 be candy or some type of baked good- Halloween related of course) based on their interests,  You will label the packages with the numbers 13-1, so that your partner knows which days are in which packages. We will start opening the packages on October 19th with the #13 package. Inside would be 13 things. On October 20th you would open the #12 package and inside there should be 12 things. This will go on and on until on October 31st 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 glitter skulls, 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

Please note:  if you are sending food/accepting food, your package will look like this approximately:
handcrafted 60% = 55 items
store bought 25%= 23 items
food/candy/baked goods: 15% = 13 items (for day 13 most likely)
and, if not,  like this: 70% (64 items) handcrafted and 30% (27 items) store bought

Someone mentioned specifying the sizes and numbers more-

Here are some more rules-

1. I would recommend that your day 13 be candy or treats,

days 12-7 will 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.

Which breaks down into-
13 candy treats (if you are accepting treats- if not it will be 70 small items)
57 small items
15 medium items
and
6 large items


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 10, 2009 09:34:21 PM
I got a package of supplies I ordered yesterday, and am done planning probably 55% of it.  Still got some work to do! ;)


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 10, 2009 09:52:17 PM
I heard the halloween stuff will be out in september.

does anyone know if we have to give as many items as the day (example: day 13; 13 items)

You might want to go back through and read the first post of this thread- YES - you do need to have the same number of items as the day number.


From the first post in the thread-

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 13 groups of items (91 items in total-it is highly encouraged that day 13 be candy or some type of baked good- Halloween related of course) based on their interests,  You will label the packages with the numbers 13-1, so that your partner knows which days are in which packages. We will start opening the packages on October 19th with the #13 package. Inside would be 13 things. On October 20th you would open the #12 package and inside there should be 12 things. This will go on and on until on October 31st 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 glitter skulls, 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

Please note:  if you are sending food/accepting food, your package will look like this approximately:
handcrafted 60% = 55 items
store bought 25%= 23 items
food/candy/baked goods: 15% = 13 items (for day 13 most likely)
and, if not,  like this: 70% (64 items) handcrafted and 30% (27 items) store bought

Someone mentioned specifying the sizes and numbers more-

Here are some more rules-

1. I would recommend that your day 13 be candy or treats,

days 12-7 will 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.

Which breaks down into-
13 candy treats (if you are accepting treats- if not it will be 70 small items)
57 small items
15 medium items
and
6 large items

you dont have to publicly call me out in such a rude tone.


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 11, 2009 05:20:11 AM
I don't think she intended it as a rude tone. It's always easy to mistake a person's "tone" in an email because you aren't actually hearing an actual tone or seeing a person's facial expressions. I think she was probably just trying to make her post as short and sweet as possible, considering she attached that other info  ;).



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Post by: TexasThistle on July 11, 2009 07:18:54 AM
yeah well I didnt care for it. People need to think before they post things.


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Post by: Ma Rut on July 12, 2009 03:03:07 AM
I've planned out 2 larges, 3 mediums and 4 smalls. I think I'm going to square off this swap in sections and get my crafting done that way. Or else I'll get overwhelmed looking at the big picture :D


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Post by: nostephot on July 12, 2009 07:05:25 AM
I just keep thinging of things and randomly working.... I have a box already started just so I don't loose what I have already made and another for ALL of the materials I have gotten for it!!!  I think I am going a little nutty/overboard about it!!!  Well... off to work!


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 12, 2009 07:19:21 AM
I started a box as well, where I can stash extras and supplies. I have everything planned out but day 9... other than that I am ready to go.


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 12, 2009 07:22:32 AM
I just keep thinging of things and randomly working.... I have a box already started just so I don't loose what I have already made and another for ALL of the materials I have gotten for it!!!  I think I am going a little nutty/overboard about it!!!  Well... off to work!

Sounds just like what I'm doing.


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 12, 2009 09:52:45 AM
so I went fabric shopping at Joann's yesterday and was thrilled to find not ONE but TWO bolts of Alexander Henry day of the dead/sugar skull fabric. The problem? That is what I like, not my partner!!!! LOL. And since it wasn't on sale and I didn't have a coupon, I was good and only got half a yard of each to add to my personal stash. I did get the fabric I wanted for the project for my partner, though, and some other little things I needed. Damn it all, having a budget!!! hehe.


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Post by: froggmomma on July 12, 2009 10:15:00 AM
so I went fabric shopping at Joann's yesterday and was thrilled to find not ONE but TWO bolts of Alexander Henry day of the dead/sugar skull fabric. The problem? That is what I like, not my partner!!!! LOL. And since it wasn't on sale and I didn't have a coupon, I was good and only got half a yard of each to add to my personal stash. I did get the fabric I wanted for the project for my partner, though, and some other little things I needed. Damn it all, having a budget!!! hehe.
I was bad and bought 2 yards of it. It's great fabric going to be a great apron.


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 12, 2009 04:47:13 PM
I'm heading out tomorrow to hit the HUGE fabric store on the other side of town. They have all holidays in stock all year round, so I'm hoping to scoop up something!  Other than that, I have a box of supplies and store bought goodies sitting on my counter :)


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 12, 2009 05:04:53 PM
I have a boxs of items going to ;D I got 1 item made so far ::) and more to go :o


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 12, 2009 07:20:12 PM
well I must admit I plan on going back to get more fabric, hopefully they'll still have it...I was thinking a skirt for a small table I plan on painting to put my computer on...but an apron sounds like the perfect project for it as well...

I have lots of halloween supplies around but have the awful habit of buying more supplies all the time. It's a sickness, I know...

I have a medium almost done and will probably get lots more done when I go on vacation next week. :) Nothing like sitting in a cabin on the lake and doing crafts while the loons cry their mournful calls in the distance...

/waxing poetic

 ;D


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 12, 2009 08:44:04 PM
so I went fabric shopping at Joann's yesterday and was thrilled to find not ONE but TWO bolts of Alexander Henry day of the dead/sugar skull fabric. The problem? That is what I like, not my partner!!!! LOL. And since it wasn't on sale and I didn't have a coupon, I was good and only got half a yard of each to add to my personal stash. I did get the fabric I wanted for the project for my partner, though, and some other little things I needed. Damn it all, having a budget!!! hehe.

Worry not dear partner :)  While I haven't seen that specific fabric, I do have a few Day of the Dead projects planned for you!


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Post by: monkey_girl on July 12, 2009 09:42:25 PM
I am getting more and more excited about this swap - will be the BEST HALLOWEEN EVER!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 13, 2009 06:26:57 AM
so I went fabric shopping at Joann's yesterday and was thrilled to find not ONE but TWO bolts of Alexander Henry day of the dead/sugar skull fabric. The problem? That is what I like, not my partner!!!! LOL. And since it wasn't on sale and I didn't have a coupon, I was good and only got half a yard of each to add to my personal stash. I did get the fabric I wanted for the project for my partner, though, and some other little things I needed. Damn it all, having a budget!!! hehe.

Worry not dear partner :)  While I haven't seen that specific fabric, I do have a few Day of the Dead projects planned for you!

hehe...excellent...

*rubs hands together ala Monty Burns*

this is going to be lots of fun...


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Post by: whatthepuck on July 13, 2009 08:20:27 AM
Last night after 3 hours of a big giant FAIL, I'm starting to think I'm in over my head.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 13, 2009 10:01:23 AM
Last night after 3 hours of a big giant FAIL, I'm starting to think I'm in over my head.
I failed last night as well but it was not that bad i can replace the wasted material.


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 13, 2009 10:06:29 AM
oh no's KittyVegas!! But the way I figure it, it isn't a good project unless there are fails along the way.  ;)


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Post by: Cupcakeology on July 13, 2009 02:00:53 PM
I'm about half way through my biggest-large item.  We're taking my brother to a swim meet 4 hours away, so I should have lots of time to finish it up and get started on some other projects. 

I think our house has gone Halloween crazy...my 3 year old would only wear a Halloween shirt and hair bow today and she wanted her nails painted orange!  I can't really blame her when we've got an explosion of Halloween supplies in the living room.


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Post by: quaggy on July 13, 2009 02:25:23 PM
Sounds like y'all are having all the fun.  I was able to find an item that I needed today and have been looking for.  It felt like I won the lottery. Let's see can I figure out what my partner is making me???   No, but boy am I curious 4 hours of crafting in a car, did I read and comprehend that correctly?


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Post by: froggmomma on July 13, 2009 04:14:03 PM
oh no's KittyVegas!! But the way I figure it, it isn't a good project unless there are fails along the way.  ;)
I agree. Some of the best things I've ever finished had been remade at least once (some a few more times ;))
And to update my progress: I have one med in the works, and i and I really like how it's comming, but i then came up with a better idea that suits psychonmemphis' tastes better. So fail one lol and i get to keep the "bad" one.
I have some smalls done and theme-y ideas for each of the days.


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 13, 2009 04:49:36 PM
got days 1, 2 and 4 done


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 13, 2009 07:21:10 PM
hey partner do you like scarecrows? if so the creepy kill you in your sleep kind or the sweet kind? well ttys!


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 14, 2009 06:07:42 AM
the creepy kill you in your sleep kind or the sweet kind?

hehe! That made my morning! :D It's a very important distinction.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 14, 2009 11:02:00 AM
the creepy kill you in your sleep kind or the sweet kind?

hehe! That made my morning! :D It's a very important distinction.

He he he i am partial to the kill you in your sleep kind.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 14, 2009 01:44:20 PM
I got more things for this swap today ;D


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 14, 2009 01:45:06 PM
I was unaware that there was a kind of scarecrow that wouldn't kill you in your sleep....  I'm pretty sure even the singing one from Wizard of Oz would do a little mass murder in his free time lol

I've got a couple smalls for one day finished.  Also, I started what I thought would be a small but which is rapidly turning into a large lol  Must rearrange some things to fit it in cuz I'm pretty sure it's gonna be awesome!


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Post by: froggmomma on July 14, 2009 02:56:28 PM
I am all about a scarecrow that would kill me in my sleep.


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Post by: tracethekat on July 14, 2009 05:15:37 PM
I feel so far behind...I went this weekend and got some materials and I have most things planned but I haven't really started anything. I'm trying to finish two other swaps I'm in right now (1 here and 1 on ravelry) that I'm trying to complete. Then this swap will get my full attention!

Should hopefully start busting things out soon!


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 14, 2009 05:18:18 PM
I am all about a scarecrow that would kill me in my sleep.
sweet, i just finished another thing today and i have to say i think it is the best thing i have ever done!!!!!!!1


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 14, 2009 06:13:30 PM
working on day 5, it is gonna be awesome


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Post by: quaggy on July 14, 2009 06:58:58 PM
I too have not yet crafted for this swap!  Did finalize my list while lying in bed last night.  One other swap to finish.  Last of my supplies that I ordered online arrived today. I have a basket full of stuff that now needs to be made into Halloween creations. I  also I have a few supplies to but locally as soon as they hit the store shelves.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 14, 2009 08:31:45 PM
good vs. evil

 


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 14, 2009 10:21:24 PM
both look evil to me psychonmemphis lol


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 14, 2009 11:21:26 PM
lol i think someone has a fear of scarecrows lol well not to brag but i just finished my 24th thing for the swap!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay :) and i have 6 more 90% there!


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Post by: Glamis on July 15, 2009 01:51:48 AM
both look evil to me psychonmemphis lol
to me too


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Post by: froggmomma on July 15, 2009 04:33:18 AM
EVIL is awesome!! ;D DO i really have to wait until October??????????


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 15, 2009 06:32:45 AM
I was unaware that there was a kind of scarecrow that wouldn't kill you in your sleep....  I'm pretty sure even the singing one from Wizard of Oz would do a little mass murder in his free time lol

I've got a couple smalls for one day finished.  Also, I started what I thought would be a small but which is rapidly turning into a large lol  Must rearrange some things to fit it in cuz I'm pretty sure it's gonna be awesome!

everytime I think of a scarecrow I think of that movie Jeepers Creepers...you know, come to think of it I think scarecrows are right up there with clowns for me...creepy, apt to do something totally horrific when you least expect it...

and uh, YAY for awesome cause it's for me! :D


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 15, 2009 07:27:24 AM
jeepers creepers is exactly what i was thinking about to.


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 15, 2009 11:42:17 AM
suppose I'll just post this here since my partner seems to be checking posts... :D

Going on vacay til next Tuesday night; no internet so I won't be checking in until then or even *gasp* Wednesday!!! lol. Back to nature, that's for sure.

Bringing supplies for at least one certain kind of craft so I can get some stuff made for my partner. We'll see how much I do though, given I'll be in a cottage by the lake and probably prone to laziness and relaxation. :D


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Post by: zombiecazz on July 15, 2009 01:00:50 PM
have a nice break.

I got a heap felt in the post today  ;D Niina there will be felt in your future.


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Post by: froggmomma on July 15, 2009 05:26:24 PM
Went to the store to pick up a few things so I could keep chuggin along.... And ended up with everything I needed for my larges and some mediums and a lot of the smalls. Now all I have to do is find the time to make it all into stuff.


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Post by: spicytaco on July 15, 2009 06:30:56 PM
Eeeek. I keep losing something on ebay. So annoying. Ohh, and I should be getting something in the mail that I ordered before we were even given partners. (I like online shopping.  ;))

So excited.

By the way, I love those scarecrows, but I definitely prefer the evil one. I love scary stuff. Now, I'm off to read my new Dexter book. (I bought it online. It hasn't even been released in North America. ;))


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Post by: Pupper on July 15, 2009 06:40:03 PM
I have been looking through my Halloween craft books for inspiration, I have tons of ideas now.


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 15, 2009 07:53:12 PM
I got some more supplies in the mail today and I'm getting cracking on my day 1 item!


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 15, 2009 08:59:28 PM
i bought a butt load today, all i need now is spray paint, a rock, and candy lol also on a happier not i have now finished 31 items so yay


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 19, 2009 07:33:12 AM
Looks like I have days 13 and 12 just about finished up (and don't worry partner it's not cookies that will sit around and be stale by the time I send them :D) and I have bits and pieces of other days shaping up. It's day 1 that I'm really anxious about... I need to get to work on that cause I know I'll have to redo it at least once!   


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 19, 2009 07:43:14 AM
i am trying to pace myself but I have been getting a lot done.


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Post by: Ma Rut on July 19, 2009 09:19:12 AM
I had an epiphany earlier this week for what I'm going to do for one of the double-digit days, so excited!


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on July 19, 2009 02:10:13 PM
I picked up a few supplies this week and I found something really terrific for day 3. And, I finished Day 7. :) Whoohoo.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 19, 2009 07:10:03 PM
i have days 1,4,6,and 9 completely finished and a whole bunch of parts of others.


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Post by: nostephot on July 19, 2009 08:17:27 PM
I am so excited!  I finished my day 1 project!  It took a lot longer than I had hoped and it was my first attempt at making a *****!  I sure hope my partner liked it!


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 20, 2009 07:21:15 AM
Ack! You guys are so ahead! I am still in the planning stages (but have been buying a few things.) Have to finish a swap and angel package before I start on this. Plus need to hear back from my partner so that I know a specific number for certain things before I can finalize my lists. My partner and I are very alike, so basically everything I am making for her, I am also making for me. Pretty excited about that, it will be like receiving 2 packages of Halloween awesomeness!!!


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on July 20, 2009 09:20:08 AM
I am so excited!  I finished my day 1 project!  It took a lot longer than I had hoped and it was my first attempt at making a *****!  I sure hope my partner liked it!

My partner is going to make me feel bad. I'm still only in the planning stages.  :-[


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Post by: nostephot on July 20, 2009 09:50:20 AM
I am so excited!  I finished my day 1 project!  It took a lot longer than I had hoped and it was my first attempt at making a *****!  I sure hope my partner liked it!

My partner is going to make me feel bad. I'm still only in the planning stages.  :-[

No feeling bad!  I am just a huge geek who got so excited about the swap that I had plans even before we got partners!!  I am just hoping you like that I am doing.... I am following your list  ;)  ;D


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Post by: snazzlecraft on July 20, 2009 01:07:53 PM
Well I have no idea what I am making yet but I already bought some _____________ to get me started!!  I have SOOO many ideas though.  I think I will get super organized this week during my week-long hiatus from school.  I want to plan out every single thing I am doing for my fab partner, our organizer!!


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on July 20, 2009 08:36:06 PM
working on day 5, it is gonna be awesome

oooh I wanna know what it is...

I only have one more swap to finish up before I devote all my time to this one! I found an old Halloween catalog from last year & it gave me lots of great ideas so I can't wait to get started!


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Post by: missmuffcake on July 21, 2009 03:25:34 PM
I have bought a few things and have a page of ideas. I even bought a bin to keep all my goodies in till I ship. Michael's has some of their Halloween stuff in....I hope Target gets stuff soon, I love what they got last year!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 21, 2009 06:47:31 PM
so, I'm back!!!

Today the bugs were so bad I was actually ready to leave...

but I will admit I did not ONE lick of crafting. I read only one book (Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris) and then it was basically a non-stop X files marathon. We are on season 5. XD

Anyway, I have planned out so much that I'm not really worried, I am making large items that are things I've done before so I'm not too anxious, and I have to get my craft room organized so I can set up shop. :) I have pretty much all I need for my larges and most of my mediums and probably, if I was really good and used only supplies from my ginormous stash, all the smalls I need. However, I have shopping ADD and always find new things that I 'need' so we'll see...

Anyway, glad to have had vacation, glad to be back! :)


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 21, 2009 08:29:40 PM
Hi smushi!  Glad you're back, sorry about the bugs! 

I actually haven't gotten much done in the last week at all lol  I got smacked with a nasty flu bug and am just now starting to feel better.  But I've got my stuff all planned, and I have a good amount of my supplies so I'll be getting seriously into it all soonish.  Also I do have a few small things done already and lists of things to purchase :)


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 21, 2009 09:00:25 PM
Hi smushi!  Glad you're back, sorry about the bugs! 

I actually haven't gotten much done in the last week at all lol  I got smacked with a nasty flu bug and am just now starting to feel better.  But I've got my stuff all planned, and I have a good amount of my supplies so I'll be getting seriously into it all soonish.  Also I do have a few small things done already and lists of things to purchase :)

so it sounds like your bug was worse than mine were!!!! :(


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Post by: Glamis on July 22, 2009 02:50:00 AM
Too much vacation and several birthdays and a wedding in my way to really get crafty for this one. But I had time to give a "last tweak" to some ideas


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 22, 2009 04:25:54 AM
I don't really have any news as far as my swap projects go, but I figured I'd better check in. I'll be on vacation this weekend and all next week and I'm not sure I'll be able to check in. I am planning on taking a couple of portable projects with me to work on, though.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 22, 2009 08:12:57 PM
I will be out of town for a week hope to get some of my craft done I wil see you all in a week  ;D


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on July 23, 2009 05:35:55 AM
i bought a couple of things & am almost done unpacking my craft supplies & organizing my desk so i'll be ready to start soon!  ;D


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Post by: quaggy on July 23, 2009 06:29:54 AM
off to the Lake for 4 days. Taking a few projects with me. Will check back Sunday.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 23, 2009 01:07:47 PM
ahhh my dear friend smushi....  i found some fab finds today for some goodies i'll be making for you!  i went to joann's to use my coupon sheet and check out all the current sales and got stuff to do several days of goodies!  i'm quite happy with all the stuff i found including some things that fleshed out a few of my more abstract ideas.  i don't want to say much as surprises are awesome, but i will say you have at least a day of day of the dead themed goodies coming to you!  i'm quite excited!


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Post by: TexasThistle on July 23, 2009 01:15:01 PM
aaahhhh...my plan for day 5 has not worked out at all.......I scorched something with the iron and now I have to go back to the drawing board


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Post by: whatthepuck on July 23, 2009 01:45:12 PM
I'm still happily knitting away with all of my craft stuff still packed and waiting to be moved.


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Post by: froggmomma on July 23, 2009 04:51:16 PM
Workin away, just about finished another med. Maybe one more trip to the craft store and I'll have everything, until the Halloween stuff comes out in stores and the costume stores open.


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 23, 2009 05:18:13 PM
Got a couple smalls either all the way done or at least partially done! Some failed majorly though. Whoops :D


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Post by: arcadian green on July 23, 2009 05:42:18 PM
Finised one item. Working on one and have one half completed. I wish I could stay home and craft all day.  ;)  I have so many things I want to do for this swap and for myself!


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Post by: tracethekat on July 23, 2009 07:13:45 PM
I'm slowly working but am on vacation right now until Monday and brought only one thing with me to work on (and I have barely worked on it lol). Will start next week however, now that I have cleared up some of the other swaps I am in and can focus on this one now.

Still not much Halloween stuff out if Florida yet (where I am lol) but I'm hoping soon because I'm looking for one thing in particular and if I can't find it, I'll have to resort to an attempt at making it...which could be awesome or not... :P


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 24, 2009 03:13:51 AM
Still not much Halloween stuff out if Florida yet (where I am lol) but I'm hoping soon because I'm looking for one thing in particular and if I can't find it, I'll have to resort to an attempt at making it...which could be awesome or not... :P

That's why I love eBay and Etsy. If you can't find it around town, you can probably find it on one of those, LOL! I'm sure whatever you end up doing will be great either way.


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Post by: Pupper on July 24, 2009 07:37:51 AM
I am still in the planning process, but wanted to check in.


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Post by: zombiecazz on July 24, 2009 09:29:35 AM
Finally heard back from Niina, apparently she's been a swap crazy queen and she's now free to be a halloween queen.  ;D and I actually started crafting for this swap today.  ;D ok it's small, unfinished and one of a set of 3.....but it's a start.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 24, 2009 12:44:36 PM
ok i took a break fro about a day and a half and now i have days 1,2,4,6, and 9 finished! woo for finding supplies early lol


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 24, 2009 01:30:30 PM
OK we have just been made aware that one of our swappers will not be involved in this swap anymore. We are looking for a replacement partner, so any of you that thought about signing up but didnt or couldnt at the time, here is your chance. You do still have to meet all the requirements of the swap. Any of you swappers that know of someone that is interested, please send them my way! Oh- also this person needs to be in the US. Thanks.


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 24, 2009 02:17:39 PM
Also, can everyone let us know if you have made contact with your partner or not yet. I know you have all made contact with an organizer, but I just wanted to make sure that you have all PM'd and heard back from your partners (at some point during this swap so far.) This is just to help ensure we dont have any surprises when it comes time to send and receive. I know some people might not catch this, but I was hopeing most will, and that will save the number of PMs princesspimp81 and I will have to send out.


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Post by: GlassSpider on July 24, 2009 03:05:17 PM
Do you want us to PM you, or just post on here? If posting on here is OK, my partner tracethekat and I have written back and forth a few times, so I think we're OK here.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 24, 2009 04:37:28 PM
yes my partner froggmomma has written me a few times.


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 25, 2009 01:02:06 PM
missmuffcake and i have been in contact


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Post by: Ma Rut on July 25, 2009 05:07:48 PM
My partner and I have made contact :)

I noticed today at Michael's that they were starting to roll out the Halloween stuff! So far it looks like "diamond" encrusted skulls, big purple glass diamonds and black flocked candelabras. Pretty awesome :)


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Post by: froggmomma on July 25, 2009 05:42:04 PM


I noticed today at Michael's that they were starting to roll out the Halloween stuff! So far it looks like "diamond" encrusted skulls, big purple glass diamonds and black flocked candelabras. Pretty awesome :)
Looks like I need to get to michaels soon...


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Post by: Cupcakeology on July 25, 2009 09:31:04 PM
Quaggy and I have been in contact!


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on July 26, 2009 02:43:55 AM
Still not much Halloween stuff out if Florida yet (where I am lol) but I'm hoping soon because I'm looking for one thing in particular and if I can't find it, I'll have to resort to an attempt at making it...which could be awesome or not... :P

That's why I love eBay and Etsy. If you can't find it around town, you can probably find it on one of those, LOL! I'm sure whatever you end up doing will be great either way.

Yup! Nothing shows up for Halloween here until after the first of October. (So depressing.) So I have been on ebay and etsy constantly looking for ideas. :) Picked up a couple of little things this week that I think are going to be a treat. Got a pretty good idea for Day 3 but I have to wait until after payday again. Lol.


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Post by: NiinaMaria on July 26, 2009 09:03:02 AM
Checking in!


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 26, 2009 01:21:16 PM
Hi everyone!  Just wanted to let you know that I'll be out of town Monday through Wednesday and won't be around the internet much or at all.  If you send me a message I'll answer when I get back! 


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Post by: quaggy on July 26, 2009 07:21:50 PM
Back in town after a few days at the Lake.  4 day work week ends this week for me, back to 5 ,8 hr days. We have to move our offices  across town about 5 miles, they are making us do this on Saturday.  I am also teaching a Recertification class for some employees Mon - Thur 4 to 8 Pm so I will not get any crafting in this week at all.


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 26, 2009 08:12:01 PM
ahhh my dear friend smushi....  i found some fab finds today for some goodies i'll be making for you!  i went to joann's to use my coupon sheet and check out all the current sales and got stuff to do several days of goodies!  i'm quite happy with all the stuff i found including some things that fleshed out a few of my more abstract ideas.  i don't want to say much as surprises are awesome, but i will say you have at least a day of day of the dead themed goodies coming to you!  i'm quite excited!

*does day of dead dance*

haha that's awesome...I keep wondering if I'm going overboard with certain ideas or themes for your stuff but eh...we'll see what comes out in the wash. hehe. As far as I'm concerned, I'll probably never have too much day of the dead stuff. :D


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 27, 2009 05:31:36 AM
'ello all!

Checking in. I plan on spending my day off out gather some more supplies or at least checking the normal haunts to see if they have more halloween supplies in.


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Post by: monkey_girl on July 27, 2009 02:50:26 PM
yah at least two of my "days" are sorted - time to think of what I can do for the rest....so many ideas....the crafty part of my brain my explode!


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Post by: Glamis on July 28, 2009 03:24:21 AM
I have problems gathering supplies. For some reason everything I want is horrible expensive or just not available. Since they started to take out the Autumn decorating stuff in the stores I hope the Halloween stuff will follow soon!


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 28, 2009 10:44:05 AM
OK, we have found a replacement. Welcome oohmybees to the swap- we are glad to have you. She is Pink Pug, INK.s new partner.


And on another note, my Dollar Tree was pulling Halloween stuff out on Saturday when I was there buying last minute stuff for my twins birthday party. Walked out spending $60, and only $4 of that was for the party! Then went back that evening after the party to pick up a couple more things (this time I only spent $25!) They said they are expecting another shippment any day now!


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Post by: tracethekat on July 28, 2009 06:21:20 PM
Ooo must go to the dollar stores and Michaels around here...

I'm finally finishing my other swaps so things are finally a-moving for all things Halloween! I will be camping this weekend...and yarn is going with me...in a plastic bag lol Crocheting in a tent!  :P


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Post by: Pupper on July 28, 2009 06:44:26 PM
And on another note, my Dollar Tree was pulling Halloween stuff out on Saturday when I was there buying last minute stuff for my twins birthday party. Walked out spending $60, and only $4 of that was for the party! Then went back that evening after the party to pick up a couple more things (this time I only spent $25!) They said they are expecting another shippment any day now!

Whoa!  I am going to have to check out my local Dollar Tree's (haven't been in a while) .  It sounds like there are great Halloween things getting stocked!  I might have to take a long lunch break at work tomorrow  :D.


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on July 28, 2009 07:03:27 PM
I have a new partner!  :D Hi oohmybees! I have so many ideas & I've started stalking & planning stuff already.

I went to Joann's today & they only had a tiny Halloween section of K&Company stickers & paper but they weren'y spooky enough to buy. I guess I'll have to go to Michael's & the Dollar Tree...I've been known to spend $60 there too, DragonFly4!


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Post by: missmuffcake on July 28, 2009 07:48:23 PM
I gotta get over to Dollar Tree!


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Post by: oohmybees on July 28, 2009 10:12:47 PM
Hi everyone, I can't believe I missed this the first time around, I have no idea how.  I've been trying to catch up a bit, but I don't think I will make it through all 28 pages of back posts.

I've been keeping a look out for Halloween stuff, it seems like a lot of the stores here completely skip Halloween and go straight to Christmas.  I do have a healthy stash of stuff because I shop the day after Halloween like most people shop the day after Thanksgiving, so I guess we'll see.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 28, 2009 11:30:19 PM
wooo i have been busy! i am over half way there now, i think i am on a roll!


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 29, 2009 10:48:56 AM
I work right next door to a dollar tree, so i'll be popping in today! they had some great stuff last year


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Post by: princesspimp81 on July 29, 2009 12:08:34 PM
Hi all, back from my little vacation and ready to get back to crafting for you smushi!

Hiya ohmybees, glad to have you!


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Post by: monkey_girl on July 29, 2009 04:16:22 PM
I've nearly done my day 13!


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Post by: tracethekat on July 29, 2009 07:45:11 PM
I went to the dollar Tree today! They had great stuff! I had to refrain myself from buying more!


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 29, 2009 09:45:05 PM
grrrrrrrrrrrrr, i have all but 1 thing done for day 5 and i had just finished that last one and it was PERFECT and my boyfriend came in here and picked it up to look at it and smeared the wet paint! luckily i fixed it almost perect.


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Post by: monkey_girl on July 30, 2009 01:30:22 AM
silly boy - glad you can reinstate it to perfection;)


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Post by: tracethekat on July 30, 2009 06:41:03 AM
Silly boys...all they do is touch things they chouldn't and ask silly questions lol

My boyfriend doesn't understand my crazy obsession with spinning and the growing amounts of fiber taking over our apartment. Every time I show him something I spun, he fakes interest lol Oh how i love him  :P


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on July 30, 2009 07:27:01 AM
Hi all, back from my little vacation and ready to get back to crafting for you smushi!

Hiya ohmybees, glad to have you!

*waves to princess*

I have not been all that physically productive, but mentally, man, I've been crafting up a storm!!! Something about the humid weather has seriously knocked me on my butt...but somehow, princess, I don't think you feel too bad for me cause you must have some humidity goin' on down there in GA!!! XD

Not worried. Lots planned out and supplies gathered; the execution doesn't phase me as of yet. ;)


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Post by: DragonFly4 on July 30, 2009 07:30:09 AM
So I have everything but 3 smalls planned! I'm gonna be switching around some of my smalls and larges though, because some things will be better to open earlier- and wouldnt be as useful on Halloween. Plus some of the smalls will go with the larges, and my partner would be like- OK WHY did she give me these? When I dont have this? Hee hee. I am so excited!



On another note. I will have limited internet access starting today untill Saturday afternoon-ish. I am not sure if I will be able to get on here and check my messages. If I am not, I will respond to whatever I need to when I get back.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on July 30, 2009 06:39:49 PM
I got back last night it was a long 5 days :o I pick up some things for the swap I think I am done with day 13 8)


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Post by: missmuffcake on July 30, 2009 07:35:52 PM
The closest Dollar Tree had 0 stuff in....Booooooo....


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Post by: isadora12000 on July 31, 2009 11:33:06 AM
whoo hoo! What I thought would be a big ol' ugly fail turned into very pretty sparkly goodness! ;D

I seem to be crafting all over the days, a little bit of 5 here, 12 there, 1 the next day. But it's all coming together very well.

Now I just need Joann's to stop having the halloween fabric on a fooy 25% off sale so I can use my 40% coupon and get some more fabric!   



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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 31, 2009 11:37:43 AM
dropped by dollar tree yesterday and the halloween goodies were just being put out! I couldn't get anything since it was basically still in boxes, though :(


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Post by: psychonmemphis on July 31, 2009 06:20:16 PM
i went to the dollar tree today and they had some stuff out but it was not what i wanted but i did get some goodies from another place that i am very pleased with :)


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Post by: spicytaco on August 01, 2009 04:39:47 AM
Hey, thought I'd check in. I haven't started much actual crafting yet, but I have everything I want to do worked out. (I think.) I have some really wicked ideas and can't wait to get going, I've just been in kinda a funk lately. Don't worry though, I'll get my butt in gear soon.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 01, 2009 02:51:57 PM
i think i have 5 days left or less since the bought stuff has not been categorized yet and i need one freaking thing to finish another and wal-mart is all out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! guess i have to go to the fabric store... on another note wal-mart  just brought out a butt load of Halloween fabric starting at $2.22!!!!!!!!!!! lets just say i am good on fabric now!


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Post by: Pupper on August 01, 2009 05:56:09 PM
I sewed for the first time since 5th grade!  I made two items so far with my machine. 


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Post by: quaggy on August 01, 2009 06:50:50 PM
Good job, I love to sew!!!  I made it to Dollar Tree today after reading everyones posts. I was able to pick up some great stuff for halloween crafting.  I also found some loot at another store that I also visted and then a run to Hancock's since I needed something for another project and Halloween fabric was on sale., more stash!! Things are looking Octobery!!!!! 


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Post by: Cupcakeology on August 01, 2009 09:41:51 PM
I finished a medium that I kind of stumbled upon.  I wasn't planning it at all, but everything fell into place and it came out awesome! 

I can't wait for Target to get their Halloween stuff!


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Post by: zombiecazz on August 02, 2009 05:11:15 AM
Got loads of supplies now.  ;D
Stumbled upon a couple of fab things in charity shops too.


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Post by: Ma Rut on August 02, 2009 06:25:15 AM
I can't wait for Target to get their Halloween stuff!

DITTO! :D They almost "break the bank" for me with their Halloween and Christmas decorations! I'm so glad at least one big box store still does it up right for the holidays! All of their stuff is so well designed and just plain good looking. I think their only competition is Martha Stewart's line at K-Mart. Oh so pretty! Cheap fabric selection aside, Wal-Mart just grosses me out :-X


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Post by: GlassSpider on August 02, 2009 07:20:15 AM
Back from vacation and just checking in. My computer was also down for a few days, thanks to a lightning strike in our yard, but all is well now. I have to take a little break from crafting for this swap so I can get some bday gifts done, but I've made a lot of headway, so it won't hurt to take a little break. I'm still coming up with ideas!


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Post by: snazzlecraft on August 02, 2009 09:07:18 PM
I found some fabric in the clearance area at JoAnn Fabrics a few weeks ago.  The clearance fabric was already marked down but they were taking an additional 50% off for some reason!   Not sure what I am gonna do with it yet but stocked up :)


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Post by: princesspimp81 on August 02, 2009 10:46:30 PM
Hi all!  I went out of town a few days, got a clearer head for crafting while I was away from my supplies lol  Finished one day and several parts of others.  I keep making changes to my plans so I currently have all the days planned out and a few extra ideas in the even that something doesn't come out the way I want it to....  :)


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Post by: Glamis on August 03, 2009 01:43:42 AM
still one vacation to go and then I can really get started with this one. 10 smaller items done so far


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on August 03, 2009 01:50:11 AM
Days 4 and 7 done. :) Just a couple of days I'm still trying to figure out what to do...Getting more excited every day. :)


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Post by: nostephot on August 03, 2009 02:32:25 PM
I have been stocking up on fabric and I have had really good luck at JoAnn's with fat quarter bundles!  I have now gotten three sets and they are all very unique and cool!  I have also purchased several other quilt sets that I spent way too much on.... but I was able to use them for my big project and I love the patterns and colors!!!!  I will probably use several for non-halloween stuff!


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Post by: oohmybees on August 03, 2009 04:56:42 PM
I had my days all planned out and then I went shopping.  Somehow I ended up with stuff I wasn't planning on  ;D, I guess if I have extra I can always keep it!
I was actually thinking of making two of everything so I would have some new stuff!


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 03, 2009 05:56:40 PM
I had my days all planned out and then I went shopping.  Somehow I ended up with stuff I wasn't planning on  ;D, I guess if I have extra I can always keep it!
I was actually thinking of making two of everything so I would have some new stuff!

I find myself making 2 of things too. Can you ever really have too much halloween stuff? Mr. Vegas thinks so, but I informed him he was wrong.


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Post by: DragonFly4 on August 04, 2009 06:50:49 AM
I had my days all planned out and then I went shopping.  Somehow I ended up with stuff I wasn't planning on  ;D, I guess if I have extra I can always keep it!
I was actually thinking of making two of everything so I would have some new stuff!

I am planning on making doubles of almost everything too. Also- my cart seems to grow arms when I go shopping and just starts putting things into itself that I wasnt planning on buying. Even when my kids are not with me!


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Post by: tracethekat on August 04, 2009 04:51:38 PM
I'm hoping to make some leaps and bounds with my crafting by the end of this week...off to make something orange!  ;D


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Post by: oohmybees on August 04, 2009 05:11:11 PM
OMG, I just found the most awesome pattern, I must buy yarn, but the yarn store is closed, aaahhhhhhhhh!


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on August 04, 2009 06:09:52 PM
Hey all,

I got super lucky at a couple of dollar stores this weekend. Lots of Halloween goodies to play with. Does anyone know if Walmart and the craft stores have their Halloween stuff out yet?


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 04, 2009 06:23:34 PM
wal-mart has some fabric out.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 04, 2009 07:59:21 PM
I  when shopping and got more stuff dont know what I am going to do with it yet ??? time will tell ???


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Post by: spicytaco on August 05, 2009 03:12:52 PM
Places here don't put their halloween stuff out till late september early october, so ebay is my best friend.


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Post by: isadora12000 on August 06, 2009 08:27:16 AM
checking in, all is well.

I need to get to walmart and see what their halloween fabric is like... 


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on August 06, 2009 03:25:33 PM
I find myself making 2 of things too. Can you ever really have too much halloween stuff? Mr. Vegas thinks so, but I informed him he was wrong.

LOL! Luckily for me and unluckily for my hubby, my birthday falls on Halloween. That means the hubby is not allowed to have an opinion on anything Halloween related and he doesn't even bother trying to argue any more.  ;D


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on August 06, 2009 06:12:43 PM
so I have been making super exciting plans for MY halloween this year...we are driving to Florida, but on halloween night we're staying in Savannah GA!!! I am hoping to take a night tour of the Bonaventure Cemetery and then go to Savannah Smiles before hitting River st and then back to the hotel for some sleep before we drive to...Sanibel Island!!! OMG I am seriously so excited.

Anyhoo, I have sort of been working on multiple projects, in the car, at work, at home, etc. but haven't really finished much. I am really needing to clean my craft space and the whole apartment actually so that I have somewhere to set up my sewing machine and start really knocking out some larges.

:)


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on August 06, 2009 08:12:11 PM
Just got home after another 11 hour work day...tomorrow is my only day off but it's also my boyfriend's sister's wedding & I'm a bridesmaid so I have no time to myself either...I cannot wait til Tuesday...that's when I can start making stuff! :) I get paid tomorrow so I can buy the rest of my supplies too! :)


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 06, 2009 08:14:02 PM
i have no idea what we are doing yet i am starting to think party!, and we have to go with my bf little sister to a church thing so for one i am being a rainbow brite inspired thing and for the other we are going as a domestic dispute! i thought of that last year we he was a vampire(his favorite thing to be) and i his victim, everyone at the church loved it and i won a cake! lol, all i have figured out is for the rainbow brite a rainbow tutu and from there i am lost....


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Post by: princesspimp81 on August 06, 2009 08:30:50 PM
hiya all!  sounds like you've got a pretty fab Halloween planned smushi!  and, you'll only be like three hours away from me lol  much closer and you could come to my house to trick or treat :)  we probably won't do much more than hopefully hand out candy since we'll be in the process of getting ready to move in late november and a military move takes waaaaaaaay too much time and planning lol

i too have multiple projects in progress lol  i've had everything mostly planned out for a while now but i keep getting new ideas that i want to include then rearranging things lol  but i've got some things done and some things that i'm working on, and before too long i'll start ordering some stuff for my purchased items, so i think i'm in good shape.

oh yeah lol  to the people in my group, i'll be sending out check in messages probably this weekend just to see how everyone is doing and make sure no one needs anything!


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Post by: NiinaMaria on August 07, 2009 08:04:41 AM
Places here don't put their halloween stuff out till late september early october, so ebay is my best friend.

Ditto!


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Post by: froggmomma on August 07, 2009 01:28:10 PM
Back from vaycay, gonna get on some heavy duty crafting this weekend.


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Post by: NiinaMaria on August 08, 2009 06:10:35 AM
Now I'm panicking a little. Went to Ebay and didn't find a lot Halloween stuff. Etsy was better but when you want something from this seller and something from that seller, the postage will be killer. I have to do some rethinking...


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Post by: Cupcakeology on August 08, 2009 11:37:08 AM
I finished a couple of mediums this week.  Teaser pics will be in order this evening. 

I hope to spend a good part of tomorrow working on some smaller items. 


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Post by: Glamis on August 08, 2009 11:35:24 PM
still on vacation...


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Post by: NiinaMaria on August 10, 2009 05:14:05 AM
Does anyone know a good online store that sells Graphic 45's papers?


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Post by: Pupper on August 10, 2009 06:44:17 AM
I am still crafting away.  I am waiting for more Halloween supplies to be stocked in the stores.


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Post by: oohmybees on August 10, 2009 08:27:51 AM
I have finished one thing :(, but I am working on several different projects.  I have a good plan, but I keep "modifying" it, we'll see how everything turns out.


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Post by: spicytaco on August 10, 2009 12:02:18 PM
Getting a little anxious. I've been in such a funk, refusing to craft anything. Mr. Taco says it's cause I went hardcore for a while, crafting every weekend and such, but I dunno. Anyway....it's gonna be a marathon I think. Plus my mum's birthday is towards the end of this month and her gift is taking ages and not coming out how I want. Gotta get my nose to the grind stone.


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on August 10, 2009 03:14:58 PM
Hello hello,

I always feel like its too early to start crafting yet so I just start gathering supplies. The Walmart near me(in NJ cause I'm in NYC) just got rid of their craft section, I almost cried. But I got some supplies at AC Moore today and I will be in MA next week and I know where the Joannes is up there so Ill get my fabric then. I think I know my items for days 13, 7, 3,2,1 I just have to double check with my partner. Trying to keep things on a budget but still awesome. Does anyone know if Party City has their Halloween stuff out yet? I know they always do so early but is it too early?


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Post by: isadora12000 on August 10, 2009 03:52:45 PM
The Party City here in Ohio has their costume bits and pieces out, but I don't think they have their decoration items out yet.

I'm still rolling along. Got a new job so now I have to craft in weekend spurts~



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Post by: whatthepuck on August 10, 2009 05:00:28 PM
I finished a medium today. If I ever unearth my sewing machine from the mountain of unpacked boxes I'll get to sewing.


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Post by: arcadian green on August 10, 2009 06:32:28 PM
Does anyone know if Party City has their Halloween stuff out yet? I know they always do so early but is it too early?

I stopped at Party city last week and they were slowly filling the empty shelves with Halloween supplies. I figured I would give them a week or two and go back to see what they have.  I'm hoping to finish a bigger project by the end of this week. Then I just have to wait on some supplies I just ordered online. I can't wait until more stuff shows up at the store.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on August 10, 2009 09:46:33 PM
Hi all!  Sorry I haven't been around much but I've been slowly crafting away here.  My husband's lap top crapped out, something about the video card idk lol  Anyway, that means he has taken over my comp to play his world of warcraft which has given me not so much time to be online lol  But I'm here and I'm working, and I'll be sending out check-in messages to my group in the next day or two!


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Post by: NiinaMaria on August 11, 2009 12:45:28 PM
Scored majorly at the thrift store today. Am going to change the day nine.


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on August 11, 2009 04:38:50 PM
GUESS WHAT??? Michael's & AC Moore have most (if not all) of their Halloween stuff out! In Jersey anyway. I spent a lot of money today....got almost all my supplies- just have to order a couple things online. I ended up buying 2 of pretty much everything so I can make it for myself too. :)


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Post by: NiinaMaria on August 12, 2009 12:50:33 AM
My local craft store said they will have the Halloween stuff out in OCTOBER!!! You can tell the buyer is not a crafter herself. HELLO, people need time to craft. Idiots.


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Post by: zombiecazz on August 12, 2009 01:30:41 AM
My local craft store said they will have the Halloween stuff out in OCTOBER!!! You can tell the buyer is not a crafter herself. HELLO, people need time to craft. Idiots.

What a pain. I'm in the same boat, no Halloween stuff until just before halloween. but I'll make do I already have quite a load of supplies.


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on August 12, 2009 06:49:06 AM
Hi all!  Sorry I haven't been around much but I've been slowly crafting away here.  My husband's lap top crapped out, something about the video card idk lol  Anyway, that means he has taken over my comp to play his world of warcraft which has given me not so much time to be online lol  But I'm here and I'm working, and I'll be sending out check-in messages to my group in the next day or two!

Oh, princess...I feel your pain. Not only does my husband play WoW, (and can find a way to justify playing ALL DAY while I clean) so does my daughter!!! Just trying to check my email or messages is a pain, 'oh, just let me finish this quest' 'oh let me get to my hearth' or whatever. They tried to get me to play and I'm like, first WHEN would I play with both of you on, and second I've got better things to do like read, clean or craft!!! :D

I've got some unfinished smalls and mediums kicking around, have a couple birthday gifts to make but I'm not worried or anything. I have stuff planned out and supplies purchases so it's just a matter of getting my craft space set up...keep trying to but every weekend seems to get stolen from me somehow...also I'm hoping to get a call from a potential new landlord today/tomorrow so HOPEFULLY I'll be moving to a better apartment. FINGERS CROSSED, FELLOW CRAFTERS!!! I need positive energy to come my way!!!


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 12, 2009 02:08:39 PM
AC Moore had some Halloween stuff out today. I hope that was only part of it. If not then their selection is pretty disappointing.


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Post by: tracethekat on August 12, 2009 02:26:49 PM
Just checking in...things are going well and I almost have all of my supplies! Just looking for one more item! Checking out Michael's tomorrow...hopefully they have what I'm looking for!  ;D


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Post by: oohmybees on August 12, 2009 09:04:39 PM
I went to the goodwill and it was my lucky day!  I found something SUPER special and a couple of other things that are perfect for this swap.  I also found some great stuff for myself, so yay goodwill!!!
Our hobby lobby doesn't have their Halloween decorations out yet, Christmas has been out since the first of July and they have all their fall and thanksgiving stuff out, but not a Halloween decoration in sight (they do have fabric and even Halloween yarn).  I guess maybe I'll just stick with the goodwill, everything will be one of a kind.


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Post by: froggmomma on August 13, 2009 05:45:58 PM
Been  crazy busy with work this week, need to get to the stores and scope out the new round of halloween stuff, but I still have some stuff here to work on. 


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Post by: missmuffcake on August 13, 2009 08:59:41 PM
I have some stuff made, I have just been crazy busy helping my boyfriend with his movie & visiting guests!


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Post by: Ma Rut on August 13, 2009 10:38:14 PM
Woohoo! I officially have every single item for every day mapped out! I've been gathering up supplies in their own project bags for each specific day. I get bored really, really easily so it's nice to quickly jump back and forth between projects :D


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Post by: GlassSpider on August 14, 2009 06:40:01 AM
It's been a rough week and I wasn't sure when I last checked in, so I figured I'd better. No new stuff for now, though.


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Post by: Glamis on August 14, 2009 08:30:05 AM
No Halloween stuff in Germany yet. But they started to put out the fall decoration stuff. That raises my hopes!


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Post by: quaggy on August 14, 2009 05:37:07 PM
Just finished playing catch up on all the posts.  Work has been crazy.  Moved our office to another location. Computors at work have been offline for 5 days. 16 days without a day off. Not much crafting for me but hope to make much progress in another week or so.


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on August 15, 2009 03:31:47 AM
Still NOTHING autumn or Halloween related here in Wales. Every autumn I remember why I'm moving back to the States. Lol.

I finished Day 12 last night and I'm so excited about it. So that's Days 4, 7 and 12 done and Day 2 50% done and the rest of them in various stages of just started.


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Post by: isadora12000 on August 16, 2009 06:33:09 AM
I've been gathering up supplies in their own project bags for each specific day.

I like this idea very much. I just have a big box I've been putting things in, I think I'm going to steal your method!

All is going good, I'm getting used to my new 2 job schedule and have been able to do a fair amount of crafting this week. I did check out hobby lobby here and they had some (by some I mean about 1/2 an aisle) but I was surprised to see it at all. Mostly party supplies instead of craft supplies.

   


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Post by: Cupcakeology on August 16, 2009 10:34:58 AM
Yesterday i went to a different Hobby Lobby and they had a WHOLE AISLE of Halloween stuff!  I think I've got just about all of my supplies now, except for a few random things I need to search for on etsy. 

This week should be much more calm at work and I'm hoping on several crafty mornings, with my daughter starting preschool on Monday!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on August 17, 2009 09:34:40 AM
went to the dollar tree on two different occasions and I spent...wait for it... $13 dollars each time!!!! Without meaning to do it!!!

Is that weird/creepy/cool or what???

Lots of ideas...but we're going to be moving soon so we'll see what gets done when. Plus it's just too damned hot for me to be fruitful right now. :(


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 17, 2009 09:56:22 AM
I think I need to go to hobby lobby ;D I need lots more suff ::)


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Post by: DragonFly4 on August 17, 2009 12:46:22 PM
Well received the things I ordered for day 4. Now just have to wrap them. So um- 1 day down. But my day 10 only needs for me to buy 2 things and then wrap all of them and I will be done with that. Trying to put together the rest of my fabric measurements so I can figure out exactly how much I need to buy, and will probably get that sometime this week- if my Husband will ever go pick up his paycheck- been waiting a month and a half so far- so we will see if it actually happens- maybe I just need to withhold certain things till it gets done, and we will see how fast it gets done then.


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Post by: nostephot on August 17, 2009 12:53:10 PM
Well I have had so much fun crafting that I joined the mini swap too!  I am not even sure how much more I have to do... I do know that I have all I need for a lot of things... that I just have not done yet... But I have to get on that soon.... I think my next task is to start packing up days and see what I really have left....


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Post by: arcadian green on August 17, 2009 04:07:31 PM
I noticed a lot of stores are putting out more Halloween goodies this weekend. Of course this is before I get paid again.  :)  I also saw the grocery store has halloween candy out! I figured they would wait a little longer for that. I'm working on a few projects at the moment and debating on what kind of costume I want to make this year.... I'll probably decide last minute.  :P


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on August 17, 2009 07:55:50 PM
I went to the goodwill and it was my lucky day!  I found something SUPER special and a couple of other things that are perfect for this swap.  I also found some great stuff for myself, so yay goodwill!!!
Our hobby lobby doesn't have their Halloween decorations out yet, Christmas has been out since the first of July and they have all their fall and thanksgiving stuff out, but not a Halloween decoration in sight (they do have fabric and even Halloween yarn).  I guess maybe I'll just stick with the goodwill, everything will be one of a kind.

i can't wait to see everything oohmybees! :) i've been avoiding your blog so i don't spoil the surprise...

i think i have all the store bought stuff i need...started Day 10 today then realized I was missing ______. Now I have to go back to the craft store..does anyone know if Target has Halloween stuff yet?


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Post by: Cupcakeology on August 17, 2009 08:00:31 PM
I don't think Target will have their Halloween stuff out until they get rid of the back to school stuff.


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Post by: oohmybees on August 17, 2009 08:24:53 PM
i can't wait to see everything oohmybees! :) i've been avoiding your blog so i don't spoil the surprise...

There is going to be a lot of Halloween stuff posted on there and not all of it will be for this swap, so no peeking, it really would spoil the surprise.

I have a lot of stuff started, but not much finished, I have to work on 10 different projects at once.  My oldest starts school on Wednesday and Little Miss is content to paint and color or serve tea while I craft, so hopefully it will be a productive week.

I'm starting to worry about shipping costs...I'm sure it will be fine :o


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Post by: NiinaMaria on August 19, 2009 07:51:32 AM
Checking in. Still gathering my supplies and September will be my crafting month. Goal is to send on last day of September.


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Post by: Pupper on August 19, 2009 05:37:07 PM
I have a few things done.  I am going to mess around with sewing again for another item.


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Post by: isadora12000 on August 20, 2009 06:48:44 PM
*waves to Kitty Vegas*

I had the day off, it was wonderful :D I went shopping for supplies, I pretty much have everything I need for crafting. I got a ton of crafty goodness for the swap done, I even had time to clean my craft room - yes it was a good day!   


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Post by: monkey_girl on August 20, 2009 09:47:55 PM
I've sent days 13 - 8 of my package already;) But only because I decided I HAD to join in even though I was moving countries during the course of the swap!! (Talk about an addict!).

Although I feel a little mean my part of my partners parcel is arriving early...would drive me crazy to have a big package I'm not suppose to open for a while...


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Post by: froggmomma on August 21, 2009 08:21:47 AM
I have a few things done.  I am going to mess around with sewing again for another item.

I need to break out the sewing machine too.


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Post by: snazzlecraft on August 21, 2009 09:04:45 PM
Well i have officially begun crafting!  I have been slowly and steadily buying items as well for the store-bought requirements of the swap.  My biggest difficulty at this point in time is trying to figure out how I should decide on the days...like how much stuff should go in each day's package.  Anyone got any pointers?  This is a hugely massive swap and I don't want to be skimpy for my partner (our wonderful organizer!!). 

Oh and I made a freaking awesome _________ __________ that is almost an exact copy from your wist, partner!!  hee hee!  ;D


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on August 22, 2009 06:29:44 AM
Yaaaaay! The second part of my day 2 arrived today! *happy dance*

So that's days 12, 7, 4 and 2 done for me! Last time around I was already in a panic by this point.


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Post by: froggmomma on August 22, 2009 10:13:05 AM
I've got most of the days figured out, except like day 4 or 5. I keep switching between swaps so I don't get bored.


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Post by: Glamis on August 22, 2009 01:07:05 PM
I've sent days 13 - 8 of my package already;) But only because I decided I HAD to join in even though I was moving countries during the course of the swap!! (Talk about an addict!).

Although I feel a little mean my part of my partners parcel is arriving early...would drive me crazy to have a big package I'm not suppose to open for a while...

The package arrived safe and sound after only 4 days (from New Zealand to Germany. WoooH :o) and I gave it to bf hands as soon as possible. He hid it from me and scolded me for reading the customs description!


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Post by: monkey_girl on August 22, 2009 07:00:19 PM
YAH!! It arrived:) I tried to keep the description a bit obscure;)


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Post by: snazzlecraft on August 23, 2009 06:43:38 AM
YAH!! It arrived:) I tried to keep the description a bit obscure;)

I hate that you have to describe whats in the box when you ship international!  I did a swap where my partner was in Germany and her items were a "surprise".  Yeah....not much of a surprise when you have to write in detail what the contents of the box are.  Bleh.

Well anywho....I finished up the last of my shopping last night (I think...) and then made a detailed list of what my 13 days were going to be.  I am finally feeling like I have my stuff together and can really hunker down and get to crafting.  I started something fun last night while I watched "Hocus Pocus" to get me in the mood.  :P


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Post by: Glamis on August 23, 2009 10:36:51 AM
YAH!! It arrived:) I tried to keep the description a bit obscure;)

successfull :D


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Post by: Cupcakeology on August 23, 2009 01:07:57 PM
I made a ton of progress this week...got all of my fabric washed & ironed, finished up a few more things and got inspiration for the days I hadn't figured out yet.  I also started taking pictures and wrapping things up that I finished.

Just when I thought I had all of my supplies, I stopped by Michael's last night and it was an explosion of Halloween!


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 23, 2009 08:37:37 PM
I have about half of my days figured out  ???  I don't know what I am going to do with the rest of the days yet ::)


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 24, 2009 12:21:05 AM
i am done with all but days 3,7,and 12 which i am almost done with 3 and have most for 7 or 12 i just havenot decided how i will do that yet, i was working on a teaser earlier but one of my cats is on the verge of death and he choose my craft room to live for the time being, which i do not mind he is old but i can not work worrying about him :(


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on August 24, 2009 11:17:23 AM
I haven't finished any days, but I've got at least a few things going per day.  I keep coming up with more and more ideas! arrg!


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Post by: nostephot on August 24, 2009 12:50:36 PM
Well I felt like I was at a standstill so this weekend I went through all of the things I have made and I pack the days.... Since I have been working on random things I realized that I needed to organize... so from now on I am going to work down from 13 to 1.  (and I know I have 1 done already!!)  So I have packed away days 13, 12, 11 and 10.... I am stuck on day 9 so I am rethinking the idea I had.... I am really hoping I can get this done early!  And I hope that can get day 9 done by the end of the week so I can keep moving forward!!!


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Post by: DragonFly4 on August 24, 2009 01:44:41 PM
OK- snazzlecraft- all the suspense is killing me! I'm excited you made an exact replica of something on my wists- anything on there is something i absolutely love, so I know it is going to rock.

I ended up stopping by Michaels the other day to buy canvas for another swap, and couldnt resist their Halloween stuff. So I have a couple more of the required store bought items, plus a bunch of supplies to work with. Walked out spending $150 - yikes! But I bought everything else I NEED for day 10 (I say NEED in all caps, because I will probably buy more and add to it, but as of now have all 10 of my small packages for that day!) I also picked up something at Costco- totally didnt plan on finding something there for this swap. Then Saturday went to my local quilting store and found some precut discounted halloween fabric that I just had to snatch up! Oh and am 1/3 of the way done on my super time consuming large for day 1!!! Just have to buy _______ in order to move on to step 2!


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Post by: froggmomma on August 24, 2009 03:35:26 PM
i am done with all but days 3,7,and 12 which i am almost done with 3 and have most for 7 or 12 i just havenot decided how i will do that yet, i was working on a teaser earlier but one of my cats is on the verge of death and he choose my craft room to live for the time being, which i do not mind he is old but i can not work worrying about him :(
I'm so sorry to hear about your cat.

I got most of one of the larges done this weekend, I really like it but it just needs something????
I'm enjoying this swap, I've been messing around with things I've never tried before ( like i needed more supplies in craftopia) but it's been fun. I've still gotta work out some of the smalls but I think I've mostly got everything under control. Everytime i look at my list I still feel a bit overwhelmed though, kinda like I'm missing something.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 24, 2009 04:49:16 PM
thank you, he seems to be doing a little better, my friend who is a vet tech said he had an abscess in his tooth which got infected and he is on meds right now and he ate a little earlier so i hope he makes it through this :(


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on August 25, 2009 05:55:28 AM
wow you guys are way ahead of me...I'm so disorganized right now. It doesn't help that I'm going to be moving this month and now I'm going to have to pack away stuff while leaving out the stuff I need to work with.

No worries, though. I'll probably unearth even more usable supplies and be able to organize as I'm packing stuff away. I did work on a medium last night and made a bunch of little pieces of another medium. :)

Yay!


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 25, 2009 07:05:54 AM
thank you, he seems to be doing a little better, my friend who is a vet tech said he had an abscess in his tooth which got infected and he is on meds right now and he ate a little earlier so i hope he makes it through this :(

I'm glad he's doing a little bit better. I have a cat that is 16 years old and she's starting to show her age.

I haven't worked on much lately. My Dad was in the hospital last week. He's back home and is fine. Baby Vegas has been a handful for the last 3 days. I can't wait for this weekend when I can get some hardcore crafting done. I'll pick away at things this week.


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Post by: tracethekat on August 25, 2009 12:45:57 PM
Just checking in! Things are finally starting to roll!

Also, just wanted to say that I will be out of town from Thursday til Sunday but I will definitely surface again on Sunday or Monday!! Yay! Halloween is a-comin'!


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Post by: snazzlecraft on August 25, 2009 12:55:52 PM
Oh my word, DragonFly4!! You are going "crazy" with your Halloween shopping (and I use the word "crazy" very loosely considering that would mean I am a NUTCASE!!  LOL)!!  I keep telling myself I am finished and then I end up getting more.  Now I have figured out what my LARGE is going to be and so that is intimidating me at the moment.  I will have to go to JoAnn's this weekend and buy up all the fabric I need for that andstart right away since it is going to probably take most of the rest of the crafting time up!!


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Post by: isadora12000 on August 26, 2009 11:23:45 AM
I went to Joann's on my lunch break and guess what - they were filling aisles with Halloween goodies!! I tried to look in the bins they were stocking the shelves from but I got some nasty looks - I just smiled and said "I love halloween"! I'll just have to wait until they get it all out  ::) I hope that Target isn't far behind in putting out their goodies.

In other news. KittyVegas glad to hear your dad is home and doing well. I am on a crafting roll and things are turning out wonderful. I organized over the weekend and put each day in a bag - so much better! I know know what I have, what I'm doing. It's all good. 


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Post by: spicytaco on August 26, 2009 02:30:25 PM
So, I'm wondering if anyone else is freaking out cause I am. This seemed like a good idea when I signed up, now I'm wondering how I'm ever going to get done. Plus my family, we're talking whole extended family, has decided to have a camping trip together that I've had to turn down so I can craft.

Don't get me wrong, this swap is wickedly cool, but man, I dunno. And we don't have any hallowe'en stuff in our stores. Maybe in Michael's but my closest one is ages by bus and Mr. Taco has been refusing to take me. Man I need my license. At least the ebay purchases are starting to come in, and I've completed a really nice large that I'm quite happy with and really want to keep but am not going to.

Well, that's my rant. Now you all know I'm still alive at least. I haven't been very active on this board. Anyway, I have to go work on my mum's birthday present and hopefully finish that tonight. Oiy.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on August 27, 2009 12:28:35 AM
I totally understand your feeling overwhelmed spicytaco!  I was right there with ya a few weeks ago, but I luckily caught the crafting bug again and got back on track.  Idk I think there's something about having so much going on and so many things to make that kinda makes your brain go wonky for a bit.  But it'll get better and easier, I swear!


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Post by: zombiecazz on August 27, 2009 01:15:51 AM
So, I'm wondering if anyone else is freaking out cause I am. This seemed like a good idea when I signed up, now I'm wondering how I'm ever going to get done. Plus my family, we're talking whole extended family, has decided to have a camping trip together that I've had to turn down so I can craft.

Don't get me wrong, this swap is wickedly cool, but man, I dunno. And we don't have any hallowe'en stuff in our stores. Maybe in Michael's but my closest one is ages by bus and Mr. Taco has been refusing to take me. Man I need my license. At least the ebay purchases are starting to come in, and I've completed a really nice large that I'm quite happy with and really want to keep but am not going to.

Well, that's my rant. Now you all know I'm still alive at least. I haven't been very active on this board. Anyway, I have to go work on my mum's birthday present and hopefully finish that tonight. Oiy.

I'm right there with you.
I've started crafting and I've started collecting, but I think I need to  finish a couple of days and that'll make me feel better. I'm awaiting supplies for one of my large ones and I need to start another. I think this weekend I'm going to make a big effort, get some finished and wrapped. Organise my lists. Then I'll feel better.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 27, 2009 07:37:15 AM
i thought i would be freaking out but i actually like the challenge, i am almost finished and now i want to start another big swap when i am, i think i could seriously just do big swaps and be happy lol


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on August 27, 2009 07:39:21 AM
I think it's that sort of end of summer fever thing...like, summer is that crazy time of year, kids going back to school and then all of a sudden it's time to mail our packages! lol. I also will be moving this month (thank god) and have several birthdays to craft for. But I did just finish a couple mediums and am going to knock out a couple smalls to go with them...that's encouraging. I think I need to focus on getting some larges done and then I'll feel better. :)


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 27, 2009 02:30:46 PM
I'm kind of freaking out too. I've got a million projects going on at once so feel like I haven't finished anything. I question why I decided to sign up for such a big swap when I knew I'd be moving in the middle of it.  :) Moving is a giant project on it's own.


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on August 27, 2009 05:32:55 PM
I'm slowly working on my projects...I keep working on the big ones cause I'm so excited about them but I need to keep reminding myself to do the ones for the days that need to be sent out at the beginning of October first...I'm taking a vacation from work next week so besides for going to Connecticut to see my boyfriends' cousin for a couple of days, the rest of my time off will be devoted to crafting!


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Post by: arcadian green on August 27, 2009 06:08:27 PM
For part of day 2 I'm _______ a _______ and it's taking forever! I can't wait until my next payday a week away. There are so many things I want to buy for crafting and for my partner. Now that all the stores are filling up with Halloween goodies I'm really wanting to work on more and more projects.  :)


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Post by: Ma Rut on August 30, 2009 07:16:38 AM
I'm one-thirds finished with Day 1! :D Whew! Trying to get the larges done first, then knock out the mediums and smalls.


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Post by: quaggy on August 30, 2009 07:31:51 AM
Worked 84 hours last week so no crafting here.  Finishing the last details for another swap that is due out on Monday.  Will be putting all progress in on this one after that.  I hate the beginning of school it always bites us in the behind and is crazy the first few weeks.  Work hours should be back to normal 6:30 to 3:30 starting Monday and weekends off.  Come on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to get things I have started but not had the time to complete fifnished. Oh my partner is making such good progress.


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 30, 2009 08:10:41 AM
Hancock Fabrics had a good selection of Halloween and Day of the Dead fabrics. I don't know why I never shop there. I usually end up at Joanns.

Also wanted to share that Michael's is posting their coupon online instead of the newspaper this week.

http://links.mkt2433.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MjY4Mjg1OAS2&r=MTc2NTExMTg3OTES1&j=NzY0NDMwMjQS1&mt=1&rt=0 (http://links.mkt2433.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MjY4Mjg1OAS2&r=MTc2NTExMTg3OTES1&j=NzY0NDMwMjQS1&mt=1&rt=0)


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Post by: Ma Rut on August 30, 2009 04:58:47 PM
Hancock's is awesome! I was pleasantly surprised at their selection last time I went.


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Post by: Glamis on August 31, 2009 01:28:47 AM
I see a tiny, tiny light at the end of the "to-do" tunnel...


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 31, 2009 04:15:22 AM
i honestly have no clue how much i have left right now, for all i know it could be 10 more things or i could have done to much, i plan on counting everything up later so i will have an idea of what all is left.


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Post by: froggmomma on August 31, 2009 03:11:23 PM
i honestly have no clue how much i have left right now, for all i know it could be 10 more things or i could have done to much, i plan on counting everything up later so i will have an idea of what all is left.

I'm in the same boat. I've got swap stuff everywhere. My craftopia is in craftastrophe. Once I get the two little swaps out of the way (and do a bit of cleaning up) I'll know better where I stand. I'm pretty sure I've got all my mediums and larges done and I think I've only got about 15 or so smalls to go.


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Post by: missmuffcake on August 31, 2009 03:18:18 PM
I have more stuff done and more supplies! I am waiting for more stores (TARGET!) to get stuff in....


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Post by: Pupper on August 31, 2009 05:11:44 PM
I got a few more things completed last week and bought more supplies.


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Post by: isadora12000 on August 31, 2009 05:52:02 PM
Got a number of small things done over the weekend. I keep redoing day one, and I'm still not happy with it... but I will prevail! 

I was also at the local Target and they had a few hallween items out, and shelves cleared from more... nothing awesome yet, but it's nice to know it's on they are on way!


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Post by: nostephot on August 31, 2009 07:47:56 PM
OMG I just finished up something that turned out greater that I had expected... I almost don't want to put it in the pile for that day! I will... but I am not sure if I will find the supplies I need to make one for myself again :(  I know I will be looking for it from now until Halloween.... oh well I hope my partner likes it as much as I do!


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on August 31, 2009 07:50:39 PM
I need payday to get here so I can go get more supplies ;D


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Post by: oohmybees on August 31, 2009 08:57:00 PM
psychonmemphis - glad to hear that you cat is doing better, strangely enough, one of my cats is also sick and has been confined to my craft room.  She has an inner ear infection and is super dizzy she has to be confined so she doesn't get hurt and it seems that she is also going blind.  She goes back to the vet on Wednesday and hopefully she will be getting better enough to roam through the entire house soon.

I had a super crazy week last week and did not get a lot of crafting done, I did receive several things I had ordered though.  I am having a dilemma about what to make for day 1, I'm afraid that what I want to make won't be something that will survive shipping,  I'll have to brainstorm a bit more on it..., I do have all the supplies I need I just need to get crafting!


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Post by: psychonmemphis on August 31, 2009 10:03:36 PM
update on my cat!
he has been eating on his own for the last 2 or 3 days, has gained at least 3-5 pounds, is finally using the bathroom, drank water for the first time yesterday and is no longer dehydrated, and best of all he bathed himself for the first time tonight!!!!!!!!! I am so happy only thing wrong is his gum is still swollen and he ran out of antibiotics and i have no idea how to get more since i am broke but hopefully one of my vet friends will help me out and let me just buy them rather than taking him to the vet office. He is still living in my craft room for now probably forever since the other cats pick on him but he is not scared of the sewing machine so we are cool. Well i hope your cat gets better! i know how it feels obviously but it is better for me since i have 3 friends who work at a vets office and can tell me what i need to do.is your cat eating and drinking? most of all make sure it is not dehydrated, it sets in fast and is life threatening just do a skin elasticity or capillary test to be sure and make sure it gets fluids often. feel free to pm me if you need to know anything and if i do not know i will phone a friend for you :)


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Post by: oohmybees on September 01, 2009 06:26:17 AM
Well i hope your cat gets better! i know how it feels obviously but it is better for me since i have 3 friends who work at a vets office and can tell me what i need to do.is your cat eating and drinking? most of all make sure it is not dehydrated, it sets in fast and is life threatening just do a skin elasticity or capillary test to be sure and make sure it gets fluids often. feel free to pm me if you need to know anything and if i do not know i will phone a friend for you :)

She is eating and drinking and using the litter box, but she is still super dizzy and she has been on antibiotics and ear treatment for almost a week.  She does not like being confined in the craft room and she wants to go upstairs which is why she has to stay in the craft room, she fell down them last week.  She's 15 and I'm just worried that she's not going to get much better.  I know that her vision won't be coming back and I don't know what will happen if she goes completely blind, it's just sad and I feel bad for her.  Plus she really hates taking pills (she gets 2 a day), what cat does, and I have been bitten twice!  I think I need to get some of those treats that you can hide the pill in.  I was using cheese, but she's figured that out and just spits the pill back out.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 01, 2009 05:14:10 PM
awww that is horrible, how long has it been on the meds? it took my cat a week and he is still not 100%


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on September 02, 2009 05:50:03 AM
just got more supplies in the mail...but I am currently in the midst of moving so I really don't see getting any crafting done right now. I made a deal to clean and restore the apartment I'm moving into and it's a lot of work!!! Took me three hours last night just to get the fridge clean...how people live like that I'll never know...but in the long run it will be worth it, bigger apartment for less money and better location!!! I have to gut the bathroom this weekend while my hubs does the heavy moving so probably no crafting this weekend either but you never know...

I have a feeling I will end up spending a day laying out all the pieces of the larges and then crafting furiously to get them done, and in the meantime I'll keep trying to knock out smalls and mediums at work and in any down time I have. :)


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Post by: GlassSpider on September 02, 2009 05:51:59 AM
Hey everyone! Sorry I disappeared for a while there. My brain hasn't been working well lately. We had to put our 14 y/o sheltie to sleep a couple of weeks ago and my brain is still in a fog. I've also been trying to get some bday gifts finished. They have to be done by the 15th, and after that the only thing on my to do list (until after this swap is over) is Halloween goodies. I got quite a bit done before I took a break for the gifts, so I'm not worried. I've also seen some really cute stuff in the stores, but I need to figure out what I need to get first.
Good wishes going out to the owners (slaves?) of the sick cats out there. I also have a 17 y/o siamese who has a few geriatric issues herself right now (for one, arthritis in her hips, and like her mommy, she's not willing to admit she can't do some of the things she could do before), but they are being managed.


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Post by: Cupcakeology on September 02, 2009 04:54:16 PM
I was at Target this afternoon and Halloween has arrived!!!!!  I don't know who was more excited me or my 3 year old!  I was in a time crunch, so I can't wait to go back this weekend.

We only have one wedding cake this weekend and the bakery is closed Monday so I can't wait to spend some time finishing more things up!  I've had a super crappy week, my husband lost his job, another bakery is using our photos as their own, blah, blah blah, but I've been knitting away my worries.


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on September 02, 2009 09:41:29 PM
Just popping in here for a jiff to update that things are plugging along.
Also, lesson learned when it comes to leaving my glittering tray down where the cat can reach and decide to sleep in it! Arrg! :)


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 03, 2009 06:48:11 AM
update: my sick cat is 100% better now minus some swelling which i am getting more antibiotics for that today,  i honestly thought to myself "now i can get some work done" but as i went to feed the cats this morning all of them came running up as usual while one stayed by my side meowing at me..... then i looked down and it was the good one, i was shocked and immediately noticed something wrong, she is walking with her head crooked and walking sideways so after having a nervous breakdown i went online to see what it may be and it is either inner ear infection (my first guess),busted ear drum or worst of all Feline Vestibular Syndrome which is not curable. So now i have to spend all my money at the vet (which for some reason opens at 8 but the vet does not get in until 10?) just hoping for the best oh and i am done with all but 2 crafted which are like 80% each and 4 store bought and i am done!


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 03, 2009 08:45:29 AM
Boy, I'm sorry everyone is having such a rough time.  :( Things are not terribly better on this end but I'm plugging along. I am waiting on my last few supplies of stuff but all my stuff is coming along. I get excited every time I see Halloween stuff in the store. I bought a whole thing of Martha Stewart Glow in the dark glitter the other day. How could I not buy that? I still havnt used it but I cant wait to see how it works in some resin.  :)


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 03, 2009 11:02:39 AM
well my kitty has vestibular syndrome, just like i said..............


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Post by: froggmomma on September 03, 2009 01:49:47 PM
well my kitty has vestibular syndrome, just like i said..............

So sorry to hear about your other cat.


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Post by: tracethekat on September 03, 2009 02:28:32 PM
I'm with everyone on the overwhelmed feeling...I am really cracking down now and am praying that I get everything finished on time!  :P

No rest for the weary! Now I'm off to work on my day one some more...not anywhere near completion! lol


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 04, 2009 04:06:23 AM
i am working on one thing right now (for her son)and so far it has taken 5 hours just to do the container that is goes in! i am finished with the thing itself but wow i did not realize it would take this long!


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Post by: froggmomma on September 04, 2009 05:01:16 AM
i am working on one thing right now (for her son)and so far it has taken 5 hours just to do the container that is goes in! i am finished with the thing itself but wow i did not realize it would take this long!
Wow!!! 5 hours!!!! I know he'll appreciate it.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 04, 2009 08:24:38 AM
i am sure he will! it is so awesome, i think i could sell them,my boyfriend wants me to make one for his little sister and she is 9 so i think he will like it, it was so hard spending that much time on something i have never done before not knowing if it was going to turn out, it is going to need about 5 more hours to finish but it is super cool.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 04, 2009 04:33:08 PM
about 40% done long way to go yet ::)


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Post by: Ma Rut on September 04, 2009 06:15:30 PM
I just got a message from my partner saying that she's having to drop out of this swap. I'm pretty heartbroken about it :-[

I've sent a message to the organizer, but wanted to know, has this ever happened to anyone else? It's a huge swap and we're 2/3 of way through it. Do I get a chance to opt out? Do I get a replacement partner? Or angels?

This stinks :-\


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 04, 2009 06:29:16 PM
oh wow that really does suck, that has never happened to me and i pray it never does, i am so sorry!


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on September 04, 2009 11:30:27 PM
Ugh, that sucks! hopefully you can find an angel! :(


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Post by: zombiecazz on September 05, 2009 03:20:54 AM
that sucks,but I can understand. We got some awful financial news the other week and I had to think long and hard about continuing this swap. Fortunately I'd already boought most of my supplies, so decided not to disappoint Niina.

Hope you can get another partner.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on September 05, 2009 03:47:37 AM
I am so sorry that's happened to you Ma Rut!  I'm not sure how it works when someone drops from a huge swap like this.  I know there was a question in the app about being willing to take on part or all if an angel is needed, so I'm sure every effort will be made to find you a replacement partner!  I wish there was more I could do to help you, but I will keep a good thought for you!

I'm getting very close to finishing your packages smushi!  I think I only have like four items to finish crafting and two that I'm waiting to come in the mail.  I'm really excited about the stuff I've made you!  Some of the items I made came out way way more awesome than I expected and I'm super excited to be able to send them off to you!  Most of my "purchased items" are actually handcrafted goodies as well, just stuff I couldn't make myself lol

Lastly, I just wanted to check in with my group.  I thought I'd post a message here instead of sending out a mass message this time.  I'll be sending out my next mass message about one week before sendouts, just to see where everyone is at.  For now, please just let me know if you need anything!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on September 05, 2009 06:27:53 AM
jeez princess!!! You are wayyyy ahead of me...but again, I've got the whole moving thing going on. XD I've got one or two ordered-but-handmade items myself and I'm sure there will be a few more...we'll see. This weekend we'll be out of our old apartment and I can start trying to concentrate on getting my craft area set up to really knock out some items...luckily I've already got all the supplies and ideas in my head and it's really just the execution that needs to take place. :)

My real problem is that my partner likes stories like Alice in Wonderland and all I want to do is craft stuff from that but then I have to be creative and figure out how the heck to make it halloween oriented!!! XD


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Post by: NiinaMaria on September 05, 2009 09:03:40 AM
Checking in! Crafting in progress!


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Post by: whatthepuck on September 05, 2009 09:16:57 AM
I'm naming this weekend Craftapalooza. Mr. Vegas is working all weekend and Baby Vegas is staying with the grandparents.


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on September 05, 2009 06:55:47 PM
Bummer, Ma Rut. :( I bet there's still time to get you a replacement partner?

I spent all a week looking for a particular colour of yarn. Drama. But I finally found it - yay! - and I can carry on with my Day 1. :) *happy dance*


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Post by: DragonFly4 on September 06, 2009 09:52:42 AM
MaRut- I sent you a pm. Let me know what you want to do.


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Post by: oohmybees on September 06, 2009 02:56:52 PM
psychonmemphis  - sorry to hear about your other cat.

I got some Greenies Pill Pockets for Pookie and they are wonderful, she chows them right down and doesn't even know there is a pill in there.  She seems to be getting better slowly.  I put a baby gate on the stairs and she has been let out of the craft room, but she stays in there a lot to avoid the kids.

Anyway crafty news, I feel like I'm painting everything black and I'm working on one of the larges right now.  Does anyone have a good recipe for paper mache? or could you reccommend a good website, I'm thinking about tackling a large project and I would like to get some tips.


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Post by: Ma Rut on September 06, 2009 03:12:17 PM
I've opted to withdraw from this swap since my partner dropped out. I'll probably be stalking the gallery come October! Hope you guys have a great time, it's been fun :)


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 06, 2009 03:26:17 PM
i for some reason have a way with cats and pills, i can get them to swallow them easily it is just the liquid i have a problem with, the cat spits it out, i told them that and they said it is normal but i asked my friend that works there and she agreed that she is not even getting the full effect that way.... well my black cat is walking straight now but her head is still a bit crooked so yay..........

again i am sorry about your partner, that seriously sucks!


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Post by: froggmomma on September 08, 2009 05:47:55 AM
I hope everyones'  kittys are feeling better, mine now has a rash she's diggin at like crazy!!!! It's the curse of the halloween swap I think.

So i ran to Walmart this morning after work to pick up one last thing to tuck into another swap package, and ended up with 3 bags of stuff for psychonmemphis. She is a lucky girl today ;) . I was starting to run low on ideas for stuff and then i hit me i could make a ____________, a ________, and some _________. So between 3 trips back and forth between housewares and the crafts department I got some awesome stuff. Then i found the candy isle..... Halloween is finally starting to appear.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on September 08, 2009 06:49:10 AM
Hi all!  I'm not sure what happened but I'm actually closing in on being done!  I had a problem with one of my items and had to scrap it lol  Verrrrrry frustrating!  But I think I've found a replacement item.   That mean I have two crafted items left to do, one that I'm planning to start today and the other that is a bit over halfway done.  I just have to figure out what  kind of _______ to use to finish decorating the ______.  It's gonna be awesome I think lol  just have to figure out the finishing touches.  I'm super excited and I don't even get to keep the stuff lol


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 08, 2009 07:57:28 AM
wow froggmomma! sounds like you had a good time lol i went shopping yesterday as well, all i have to do is finish making one thing and buy two things and i am finished! your sons project took a total of 8 hours but i am extremely proud of it! I finally decided that i am having a party this year so i have started crafting for it as well, i just love halloween way to much lol


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Post by: DragonFly4 on September 08, 2009 09:19:12 AM
I appreciate all the offers to angel for MaRut. You guys are great. However as she had not sent yet, she is not eligible for an angel, out of her options she has decided to withdraw. We will miss seeing her goodies and having her as part of this swap! If you guys are still wanting to send something her way, you are welcome to contact her about that, but it will not be considered an angel.

On another note. I have been busy working on this swap. Went to the fabric store and ended up spending $170- yikes! Didnt plan on spending that much. I just couldnt resist all the fun Halloween prints! Been working on getting it all cut out and starting to construct a lot of the things. Ran out of black craft paint- so need to make a run to go get some more! Glad to be sewing Halloween stuff as I am down to only 1 spool of white thread left and gutermann has not been on sale for a little while at my local store. Good thing I bought 6 spools of black last time it was! Hopefully will have 12 more smalls and 5 more mediums finished today. Oh also finished another large last week! Even had 2 people offer to buy it!


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Post by: quaggy on September 08, 2009 04:04:31 PM
Checking in.  I have been so overwelmed with work, Just finished posting pics and finishing my last swap. Head first into this one.  Hope to d mega crafting this weekend coming will post progress Next Monday.   Hate to hear That MaRuts partner didn't commit to the end and that she has dropped out. I will miss seeing her items in the gallery.


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Post by: Cupcakeology on September 08, 2009 08:04:13 PM
I can't believe someone's dropped out at this point!  :-[

I had to sit down and get really organized tonight.  I had completed things stashed all over the place, mixed in with not quite finished things and supplies, resulting in a complete freak out earlier in the day.  I feel much better now that things are sorted! :P

I've got my list of things to finish up and I can't wait to sent!


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Post by: Glamis on September 09, 2009 03:03:01 AM
15 items to go...


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on September 09, 2009 06:08:23 AM
Hi all!  I'm not sure what happened but I'm actually closing in on being done!  I had a problem with one of my items and had to scrap it lol  Verrrrrry frustrating!  But I think I've found a replacement item.   That mean I have two crafted items left to do, one that I'm planning to start today and the other that is a bit over halfway done.  I just have to figure out what  kind of _______ to use to finish decorating the ______.  It's gonna be awesome I think lol  just have to figure out the finishing touches.  I'm super excited and I don't even get to keep the stuff lol

oooh you are making me super excited!!! I wish I had something to tease YOU with...well, I do have some fabulous small and medium items made...I think I have so many ideas in my head ready to bust out and be made that I need to get my craft station set up...moving took longer than I expected (isn't that the way) and I'm still not done. Grrr.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 09, 2009 12:10:20 PM
i am finishing my last thing tonight and buying my last two things in the next couple of days!


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Post by: Pupper on September 09, 2009 01:10:29 PM
I found some great little goodies this weekend to add to some of the boxes.


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Post by: isadora12000 on September 09, 2009 04:43:25 PM
'ello all! Things are going well. I'm not sure how many more projects I have to finish... but I'm chugging along and finding so many goodies I'm not even thinking about sm/md/lg, it's just boxes and bags full of crafted and bought goodness! 


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 09, 2009 07:59:35 PM
Hey FYI just in case anyone was interested Pier 1 has all their Halloween stuff out. They always have some really adorable stocking stuffer type gifts for cheap. I stopped by and filled up!!! 


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Post by: monkey_girl on September 10, 2009 03:07:31 AM
Humm....I still have a wee bit to do but I think I will get sorted in time - my partner already has days 13 - 8 to get her started anyways:)


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 10, 2009 02:06:40 PM
I don't know how much I got to do yet ???


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Post by: zombiecazz on September 10, 2009 02:20:49 PM
things are starting to come together. My OH just photo shopped the coolest _____ for my partner's _____. I'm just concerned about size of blinking box I'm going to need to send all this stuff. It may be cheaper to hand deliver  ;D


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Post by: arcadian green on September 10, 2009 05:34:34 PM
I have a lot of stuff I want to get done this weekend and I keep thinking of more and more things I want to pick up for the swap. The fall craft fairs are also starting which is tempting me to take time away from working on swap items. I was able to get a few things done this week but I need to pick up more supplies this weekend. I can't wait to see the gallery for this swap.  :)


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on September 10, 2009 10:18:43 PM
I keep thinking I have all my supplies & then I realize I don't when I sit down to do a certain thing...ordered some more over the weekend so those should be here tmw or Saturday...I'm planning a full day of crafting for Sunday! :)


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 11, 2009 08:33:12 AM
I'm just jamming along on my organized ciaos way of crafting. I just make stuff everyday and then separate into days. I have theams and I know what days 1,2,3 are and day 10 but everything else is up in the air. It's working so far.   


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Post by: whatthepuck on September 12, 2009 10:31:53 AM
I'm still crafting along. I spent way too much money Halloween shopping yesterday.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 12, 2009 12:47:53 PM
yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have one thing on day three to finish crafting and one thing on day 12 to buy and i am finished!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: froggmomma on September 12, 2009 02:11:41 PM
yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have one thing on day three to finish crafting and one thing on day 12 to buy and i am finished!!!!!!!!!!

YEA ME!!!!!  ;D

I have some crafting to do. I have all my supplies except for_________ and I think I'm headed to the craft store Monday.


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Post by: Ma Rut on September 12, 2009 02:29:46 PM
I have awesome news! princesspimp81 contacted me almost immediately after I posted that my partner dropped out, and she offered to be a replacement partner on a personal swap level ;D She rocks! So we're swapping 13 mediumish items so I can still open something on each day. So sweet of her to think of that! If it's cool with everyone I would love to share what she sends me in the gallery :)

Also, my original parter spicytaco has decided to rejoin this swap on a smaller level. She decided on 3 larges, 5 mediums and 5 smalls. So woohoo, I'm back in! Sort of :D


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Post by: froggmomma on September 12, 2009 03:09:35 PM
It's great to have you back.

And it's good to see spicytaco can do at least part of it too.


Can't wait to see your baddies!!! ;)


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Post by: quaggy on September 12, 2009 03:15:34 PM
Way to go princesspimp81.  I would love to see the items that you receive in the gallery.  Welcome back MaRut!  I have been crafting all day today except a trip  to Target and Hobby Lobby. Made great progress actually finished 16 items so far today. Fixing to break and fry up some shrimp and baked potatoes then clean the kitchen and craft again.  Hope that I will have alot more done at the end of tomorrow.


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Post by: isadora12000 on September 12, 2009 04:01:28 PM
I bought some really cute halloween things at the local farmers market today! I think you will like them partner. I also feel like I'm over the latest swap anxiety hump... now I'll just happily craft until the next one  :o


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Post by: spicytaco on September 13, 2009 01:31:37 PM
Hello, hello. So yes, Ma Rut has graciously allowed me to cut back our swap to allow me to still participate instead of having to flake completely. Thanks to princesspimp81 too for stepping up when I backed down. That's really great of you. A big thanks to or wonderful organizer too.


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Post by: princesspimp81 on September 13, 2009 06:17:25 PM
I have awesome news! princesspimp81 contacted me almost immediately after I posted that my partner dropped out, and she offered to be a replacement partner on a personal swap level ;D She rocks! So we're swapping 13 mediumish items so I can still open something on each day. So sweet of her to think of that! If it's cool with everyone I would love to share what she sends me in the gallery :)

Also, my original parter spicytaco has decided to rejoin this swap on a smaller level. She decided on 3 larges, 5 mediums and 5 smalls. So woohoo, I'm back in! Sort of :D

I'm totally excited to craft with you Ma Rut!  I've pretty much finished up my packages for my partner in this swap and my final MAF package, so I was in need of new craft projects lol  I actually finished one day for you already!  And I've got some other good ideas for projects to make for you, so I think I'm going to get some good stuff for you!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on September 15, 2009 06:50:10 AM
I have awesome news! princesspimp81 contacted me almost immediately after I posted that my partner dropped out, and she offered to be a replacement partner on a personal swap level ;D She rocks! So we're swapping 13 mediumish items so I can still open something on each day. So sweet of her to think of that! If it's cool with everyone I would love to share what she sends me in the gallery :)

Also, my original parter spicytaco has decided to rejoin this swap on a smaller level. She decided on 3 larges, 5 mediums and 5 smalls. So woohoo, I'm back in! Sort of :D

I'm totally excited to craft with you Ma Rut!  I've pretty much finished up my packages for my partner in this swap and my final MAF package, so I was in need of new craft projects lol  I actually finished one day for you already!  And I've got some other good ideas for projects to make for you, so I think I'm going to get some good stuff for you!

isn't my partner wonderful!!! so happy you're back MaRut and can share in the fun!!! :D


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Post by: Glamis on September 16, 2009 01:40:20 PM
I hope to send in about 1 1/2 weeks. Post says a parcel is going to take about 10 days to South Korea but I don't trust them and so I hope to send as soon as possible.


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Post by: nostephot on September 16, 2009 07:06:07 PM
I laid everything out... I Had to move a few things around but I AM DONE!  I just need to package it all up then pack it.... I want to make some nice presentation of the days to that will take a little time but I am happy to be done!  WOOHOO


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Post by: princesspimp81 on September 17, 2009 03:55:08 AM
I've got smushi's goodies all finished and boxed up, ready to go to the post office this weekend.  I'm totally excited about it!  Packing was interesting, looking at all the stuff I made, thinking about all the time it took and the frustrations of things that didn't pan out lol  I'm way excited to find out what you think of everything smushi!

I've got most of my goodies planned for you MaRut too :)  I've got one day done, and some stuff ordered and on it's way to me to make a bunch of my days.  I've started on the items that are the most time consuming.  I think I'm gonna end up with some really good stuff for you!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on September 17, 2009 06:48:17 AM
so I just found pics of what princesspimp made for her MAF swap and DAMNNNNNNNNNNNN I am super excited get some packages up in here!!! XD A little nervous, too, now...I know I make good stuff but talk about setting the bar high!!! I have to refloor my bathroom and put in a bank of kitchen cabinets, counter top, sink and stuff this weekend but other than that I plan on crafting my butt off!!


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Post by: princesspimp81 on September 17, 2009 07:15:22 AM
so I just found pics of what princesspimp made for her MAF swap and DAMNNNNNNNNNNNN I am super excited get some packages up in here!!! XD A little nervous, too, now...I know I make good stuff but talk about setting the bar high!!! I have to refloor my bathroom and put in a bank of kitchen cabinets, counter top, sink and stuff this weekend but other than that I plan on crafting my butt off!!

You are too sweet smushi!  Now I just hope I live up to your expectations!  :)


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on September 17, 2009 09:13:39 AM
so I just found pics of what princesspimp made for her MAF swap and DAMNNNNNNNNNNNN I am super excited get some packages up in here!!! XD A little nervous, too, now...I know I make good stuff but talk about setting the bar high!!! I have to refloor my bathroom and put in a bank of kitchen cabinets, counter top, sink and stuff this weekend but other than that I plan on crafting my butt off!!

You are too sweet smushi!  Now I just hope I live up to your expectations!  :)

haha I don't think THAT will be a problem!!! XD


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Post by: tracethekat on September 18, 2009 02:28:54 PM
I realized that it has been a while since i have checked in so i wanted to say that I am alive and still plugging away at my stuff. I'm a little behind but will be ready to send on time. Some things have just taken more time than I thought!


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Post by: froggmomma on September 18, 2009 03:15:32 PM
I've gotten my other swaps shipped out, so now to find the time to finish up here. Time being the key word. I've got the supplies and now the assembly part. I have the big stuff to do. I've gotta get my butt in gear.


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Post by: oohmybees on September 18, 2009 07:32:35 PM
I think I have way to much stuff, it seems like every where I go I pick up "just one more thing" and I think I have a "little thing" overflow.  Joann's and Micheal's both have dollar bins filled with Halloween stuff right by the cash registers, they know what they're doing.  I'm going to have to sort everything out this weekend.  The good news is I get to keep the extras  ;D  I also ended up buying 3 different                because I could find exactly what I wanted to make                  .  I need to go to Office Max for one more thing and then I need to stop buying things!!!


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Post by: princesspimp81 on September 18, 2009 11:16:28 PM
I think I have way to much stuff, it seems like every where I go I pick up "just one more thing" and I think I have a "little thing" overflow.  Joann's and Micheal's both have dollar bins filled with Halloween stuff right by the cash registers, they know what they're doing.  I'm going to have to sort everything out this weekend.  The good news is I get to keep the extras  ;D  I also ended up buying 3 different                because I could find exactly what I wanted to make                  .  I need to go to Office Max for one more thing and then I need to stop buying things!!!

Ahhhh yes, one-more-thing-itis!  I do the same thing lol  I almost always have to put a total craft store stop on myself when I get really going on a swap until I have things packaged up!  Soooo lol  needless to say since I'm mailing soon, I get to go to the craft store this weekend to look for some more goodies for my package for Ma Rut!


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on September 19, 2009 12:01:57 AM
I think I have way to much stuff, it seems like every where I go I pick up "just one more thing" and I think I have a "little thing" overflow.  Joann's and Micheal's both have dollar bins filled with Halloween stuff right by the cash registers, they know what they're doing.  I'm going to have to sort everything out this weekend.  The good news is I get to keep the extras  ;D  I also ended up buying 3 different                because I could find exactly what I wanted to make                  .  I need to go to Office Max for one more thing and then I need to stop buying things!!!

Ahhhh yes, one-more-thing-itis!  I do the same thing lol  I almost always have to put a total craft store stop on myself when I get really going on a swap until I have things packaged up!  Soooo lol  needless to say since I'm mailing soon, I get to go to the craft store this weekend to look for some more goodies for my package for Ma Rut!

Lol "one-more-thing-itis"! I definitely suffer from that! I keep on finding all this great stuff & now that Target finally put their stuff out...well let's just say I've spent way too much money! I bought way too much too so whatever I don't end up sending to oohmybees is mine! :D

I ordered ________ from joanns.com because the selection in the stores wasn't that great but it still hasn't come in yet. :(  Can't wait to get out my ________ _________ & start on those projects! I tried to have themes for all the days but there might be a couple of random ones.


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Post by: Cupcakeology on September 19, 2009 08:35:17 AM
I can't believe this is already wrapping up!  I just have 2 smalls left and need to finish up a few other things.  Getting it all into boxes is going to be the fun part!  I think it'll kill me waiting until the 18th to start opening things.

I was buying something for work yesterday and I just happened to find an item I've been looking for since this started & I thought I would have to order it online, but I just happened to stumble on it when I least expected it!


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Post by: whatthepuck on September 19, 2009 09:29:50 AM
I have one more large thing to make and it's started. I have quite a few smalls left and another couple of things to buy. I love this swap and I'm having a lot of fun, but I'm going to be glad when I'm finished. I told Mr. Vegas I'm signing up again next year and he thinks I'm insane.


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on September 19, 2009 03:04:53 PM
Time to lay everything out and see exactly what I have left to finish. I'm still working on my biggest this-is-taking-me-forever item...So far so good though. :)


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Post by: quaggy on September 19, 2009 08:05:20 PM
Finished everything I am crafting using a certain medium.  Now to start the things that will be ________.  Have had the same problem with mega supply buying. I have also been crafting some of the things for myself and orders. Plan to spend tomorrow crafting all day and seating down to see what I need to finalize my requirements. Can't clean house for the piles of halloweenitems everywhere.  Not compaining though much more fun to craft than clean house.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 19, 2009 11:09:52 PM
i know what you mean, i can not stand clutter or dirtiness but while i am in the zone on a big project i could care less about what the dog chews or the cats knock down lol, but then when i have to clean i spend hours....... well i still have not finished the last thing, i have been a bit preoccupied making my party invites which are almost done so yay for that! i will probably post them when i am done to show off my handy work if anyone is interested for ideas or just browsing :)


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on September 20, 2009 01:20:11 PM
I busted out a ton more stuff over the last two nights. I keep finding more and more goodies in stores! aah!


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Post by: quaggy on September 20, 2009 02:22:47 PM
Would love to see your party invites.  Will not be hosting a party this year just attending one at the lake. Made more stuff today but still not complete 1 more weekend should do me.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 20, 2009 02:25:13 PM
cool i should post around the first and i will put the link up on here :)


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Post by: arcadian green on September 20, 2009 04:14:50 PM
Spent all day yesterday at a craft fair and then spent most of today buying supplies and crafting away. This has been a busy weekend. I'm slowly getting everything together but still have quite a few things that need "finishing touches". 


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Post by: nostephot on September 20, 2009 09:40:02 PM
OK so here is my totally random post of an update... I bought what I think will be most of my postage!  LOL
I shipped my mini halloween swap this weekend and used that to get an idea of how much it will be for me to ship this one... I never really factored in how MUCH it is going to be to get this out!  WOW!  But I have a box and stamps.... I need to make the daily packaging and decorate the days... some are easy and some are not.... That is what I will be doing once this baby shower is over... so I will not be shipping as early as I hoped and it may not be as nice as I hoped since this weekend is a shower and next is a huge weekend concert I spent an arm and leg to attend..... but it will get done!


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Post by: missmuffcake on September 20, 2009 09:46:36 PM
I have 1 large and some smalls & the 13th day part left. However I will be baking for the 13th  day so that is last minute!


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Post by: monkey_girl on September 21, 2009 04:06:21 AM
Hello all - sorry I haven't been on the thread for so LONG - so days 13 - 8 posted already - done day 7, part way through 6 and 5 and supplies bought for day 1! Chance I may be a little late with postage package 2 but I figure at least my partner will have the first few days sorted:)


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Post by: zombiecazz on September 21, 2009 05:32:27 AM
Was starting to get my knickers in a twist about what I've made, what I've bought, what I need to buy, what I need to make and what I need to finish ARRrghhh.
Anyway I put together a spreadsheet with loads of colour coding to make sure I have enough large, medium and smalls and enough bought and made.
I think that I'm now positive on what needs to be made and bought. This is a good thing as it also means that I should be ready to send on time. Knickers fully untwisted. Few!!!  ;D

I is a little sad though, one of my kittens is AWOL. I've been away for the weekend and my Mum has been feeding all the animals (11 chickens, 2 quail, 8 fish, 1 crab, 3 cats and 5 kittens). When I came home yesterday one of the kittens didn't come and say hello and she's wasn't in last night. So I'm worried  :(


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Post by: isadora12000 on September 21, 2009 05:37:07 PM
Hello Hello! It's going well. I have 1 large to make a couple of mediums and I think I'll be done, other than extras and last minute goodies. I'm almost ready to pack it all up and send it out. I can't believe the end is near and soon the "will my partner like it" anxiety will begin...



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Post by: Glamis on September 22, 2009 02:30:40 PM
Screwed up the last large item. Hope I can fix it somehow. Some finishing touches on four other items and then I am done. Yeah!!


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 22, 2009 06:59:47 PM
I sill have days 1 2 3 4 to do yet :)


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Post by: Pupper on September 23, 2009 09:06:53 AM
I am not completely done yet, but I think I will able to start shipping soon.


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Post by: DragonFly4 on September 23, 2009 04:48:09 PM
OK- I know I have been kinda absent from here lately- I have been focusing on getting everything done so I can ship everything out by to first send out date so I can then focus on finishing our halloween stuff. My update is that in the last week or so I have finished-
3 larges, with 2 more that only need like a half hours work on them, and the last one is 2/3rds done- but it is super large!!! and has taken forever!
7 mediums, and 4 more will be done by this weekend most likely.
24 smalls, with 15 more that should be done in less than a week.
Its nice to be on the downhill part of this swap- everything is getting finished nicely, and I cant wait to send out! (Well except for the part that my box weighs 70 lbs- and no Im not exagerating- I wasnt thinking when I made some of the items how much they would weigh- but how cool it would be to get them!


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Post by: froggmomma on September 25, 2009 10:34:40 AM
This weekend is being completely dedicated to finishing up this swap. I've been working on stuff today, and in a bit I'm going to pull everything out of it's hiding spots and start packaging it up, and double checking my list to see if I forgot anything so I'll have time time to run to store tomorrow. I know I have a few things that just need finished up.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 25, 2009 04:08:19 PM
allmost ready to send my frist half of the swap :)


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on September 25, 2009 09:06:08 PM
Aww it seems everyone's having trouble with their cats during this swap. :( On a  positive note, the one of the 5 stray cats that hang out by my apartment (that me & my boyfriend feed everyday) had a kitten! It's so tiny & adorable! :)

Finally got my ______ in the mail today! Now I can finally make all the projects I needed it for!


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Post by: Glamis on September 26, 2009 06:44:52 AM
Some items still dry, some need to be wrapped and then I am done. Unbelievable! I am pretty shure I am going o send on Monday!


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Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 26, 2009 11:39:36 AM
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Sorry,  I needed a stress release. Of course I had to put away all my project stuff to clean up for my birthday party tomorrow. Which means tomorrow night I pull it all back out and work work work.  :-[ Feeling the stress!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: snazzlecraft on September 26, 2009 11:18:25 PM
I was making great progress and had a good pace going. Then my mom signs us up for our first craft fair/show and its on November 15th. And my life has been hectic and CRAZY. So now I am starting to panic.  Oh and then my _______ that was completely DONE fell off the top of the mantel it was sitting on and BROKE. <cry> not sure what I am gonna do about that since it was ONE OF MY LARGES!   UGH.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: zombiecazz on September 27, 2009 01:51:59 AM
Oh and then my _______ that was completely DONE fell off the top of the mantel it was sitting on and BROKE. <cry> not sure what I am gonna do about that since it was ONE OF MY LARGES!   UGH.

Oh no, that's not good.


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Post by: whatthepuck on September 27, 2009 05:38:18 AM
I did a ton of crafting yesterday. The only disaster was my cat stepping in the orange paint and leaving orange paw prints on the living room and dining room carpet.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: zombiecazz on September 27, 2009 10:28:07 AM
I did a ton of crafting yesterday. The only disaster was my cat stepping in the orange paint and leaving orange paw prints on the living room and dining room carpet.

oops  ::)

All I have to contend with is them trying to eat my yarn.....all the time.

Days 13 to 7 are just about done. Will be packing them tomorrow.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Glamis on September 28, 2009 02:49:15 AM
I am all done! Just wondering how much value a gift parcel to South Korea could have. There is a site that gives information but it is in Korean. Gnarrr!! :-\


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Post by: spicytaco on September 28, 2009 03:47:31 PM
Don't worry. I"m still here. Working on stuff.


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Post by: missmuffcake on September 28, 2009 04:08:36 PM
I need to buy bubble wrap!


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Post by: Pupper on September 28, 2009 07:47:56 PM
I am going to start packing up tomorrow and ship my first box on Wednesday.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 28, 2009 10:04:12 PM
I am going to start packing up tomorrow and ship my first box on Wednesday.
me tooo


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Post by: Cupcakeology on September 29, 2009 07:57:50 AM
Who knew that packaging everything up would be the big challenge with this swap?  I'm really glad I didn't do a whole lot of breakable items!


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Post by: psychonmemphis on September 29, 2009 09:05:50 AM
Who knew that packaging everything up would be the big challenge with this swap?  I'm really glad I didn't do a whole lot of breakable items!
a good bit of my stuff is, i am going to work on wrapping tomorrow and will be sure to send asap!


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Post by: whatthepuck on September 29, 2009 01:32:42 PM
If an item that should take me about 20 minutes ends up taking 3 days, do I get to count it as a large? ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: oohmybees on September 29, 2009 01:58:42 PM
Ugh, my entire house is trashed, last week the crew finally came to weatherize our house; drill holes in all the exterior walls and pump in insulation.  All of my furniture is still in the middle of the house and there is dust everywhere and then last weekend was out "team" craft show.  I have a ton of stuff done, but no idea of how it's going to be put together yet  :o and I keep coming up with super last minute ideas.  I went to the store to get           and they are out of stock until next week, I about strangled the cashier, I will have to check at the other locations, that I hate because I always get poor service!
Okay, I'm done whining, I really am having a lot of fun making all this stuff  ;D


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Post by: zombiecazz on September 29, 2009 03:13:06 PM
I was hoping to have my first parcel all packaged up by now, but my ETTB2 (European Travelling Tea Box 2) arrived from Sicily and I just had to open it grab loads of lovely tea, add new tea, some cookies and a teacup pouch. Take photos, package back up for posting tomorrow.
So I had no time to wrap. Will do tomorrow.


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Post by: snazzlecraft on September 29, 2009 04:19:29 PM
Wow all of a sudden I realized that I have like one day to mail most all of my items!  AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!   

LMAO.  Well luckily all the stuff for the first wave of packages are ready.  But for some odd reason I left about 3 larges (not including the one I F'ed up and have to try and mend) left.  HA!  What an A$$ I am sometimes! I got so wrapped up in a few "other" craft projects that I simply kept putting off the HUGE project of the 3 larges.  Lord have mercy, WHAT was I thinking!  I crack myself up sometimes.

The GREAT thing in all this is that I just finished my last day of class LATE last night (try 3 am this morning....I go online and that was the deadline for final turn-in!).  And now I have taken 22 days off school!!  Yeah!  And I have no job!  Double Yeah!!  Sooo....needless to say, I will be spending all night tonight and all day tomorrow packing up the box to ship on the 1st and then I will have to grind out the last few larges.  My biggest trouble will be trying to decide the order and pairing up of items for the days....I thought I had it figured out previously until I read the swap requirements over again like a week ago and then realized I was seemingly "short" on my items.  Oh lord.  So I had to re-think things, add things, buy more stuff....you know the drill.  Anyhow I thinkI have it under control for the most part besides just my panic about the time constaints.  :-\

Anyhow, I know no matter what my fab partner will love all the goodies because I put my little halloweeny black heart into every last ounce of crafting and buying these items.  Dragonfly4.....I know you will have a freaking fantastic Halloween!  Can't wait for you to see all your goodies!!


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Post by: quaggy on September 29, 2009 06:40:46 PM
I am right there with the rest of you. Finished crafting just got home from showing off my partners goodies to my mom.  Took them to work yesterday and my boss told me I was in the wrong profession.  Great compliment since he is a man.  This has been so fun. Ready to take pictures tomorrow and make tags package and hope to mail on Friday.  Major house cleaning this weekend, bought some new storage cabinets and need to reorganize my craft room, it is a mess!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on September 30, 2009 08:23:42 AM
I'm gonna be honest, I don't think I'm gonna make it. The new job as thrown me off a bit and I think I might have to send out Friday instead of tomorrow.  :(


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on September 30, 2009 10:58:40 AM
first sendout date is October 3, right? And the second is a week later? this is what it says on the front page?


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: snazzlecraft on September 30, 2009 11:13:14 AM
first sendout date is October 3, right? And the second is a week later? this is what it says on the front page?

Oh yeah!  LOL sweet!  I spaced and though it was the first of October but ITS NOT!!  Whoopee!!  Two extra days of crafting for me!!


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Post by: arcadian green on September 30, 2009 04:56:40 PM
I have just a few small things to finish up and then I'm ready to box it up and send it out this weekend. I noticed when I got home that the cats decided to start tearing apart what I've been working on. How nice of them to help me.  :P 


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on September 30, 2009 05:10:06 PM
Who knew that packaging everything up would be the big challenge with this swap?  I'm really glad I didn't do a whole lot of breakable items!
a good bit of my stuff is, i am going to work on wrapping tomorrow and will be sure to send asap!
A lot of mine is breakable too- in fact when I ordered the unfinished product in, 4 items were broken- in multiple pieces, which made me have to re-think 12 smalls! And of course it got in about a week ago, but hopefully my partner likes what I have come up with. Lets just say that I am basically setting one room in her house up completely! I am so jealose of the stuff I am sending her!!! Which is a good thing... for her. Just have to make a run around town to find some fun Halloweeny candy and I can ship off the first box. Unfortunately I have not finished my huge large, so I will most likely have to send 2 packages, unless I get it finished in the next 3 days- crossing my fingers with that one! Oh- and hope you dont mind, but you will be getting some larges in the small slots (Days 13-7) and some smalls in the large slots- but it will all be the right amount of smalls, larges and mediums in the end. (In fact you will be getting a large in a candy spot- since I wanted to get it to you on the first day!- Just so you know when you get a random candy item towards the end!

first sendout date is October 3, right? And the second is a week later? this is what it says on the front page?
Yes- the first send out date is Saturday, October 3, and the second date is October 13. If you are planning on sending everything at the same time, it needs to be sent out by October 3, if not then days 13-7 need to be sent out by October 3, and days 6-1 need to be sent by October 13.
But sending by October 1st is always welcome! Please let me and your partner know when you have sent, as well as if it was partial or the whole thing (We need DC or custom numbers at that time.)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GlassSpider on September 30, 2009 05:38:37 PM
Whew! You guys had me worried for a minute there! I could probably get my first batch in tomorrow's mail if necessary, but I'm glad I don't have to rush it. Everything in the first half is almost complete, just a couple of little things to finish in the morning, but then I want to photograph everything and then wrap it all up nicely. THEN I've got some work to do on the later half...


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Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on September 30, 2009 10:36:35 PM
Still got some work to do (aakk!), but luckily I have the next two days off to get all caught up and boxed up!


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Post by: princesspimp81 on October 01, 2009 12:59:16 AM
Hi everyone!  Just basically checking in.  To my team:  As you know, the ship date for your first package is this Saturday.  If I haven't heard from you by Monday saying that you have shipped, you will be considered late!

I've mailed all my goodies out to smushi, and have a decent amount of stuff done on my package for you Ma Rut!  I'm super excited to get this package off too!  And I can't wait to see what everyone has made!


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Post by: monkey_girl on October 01, 2009 01:54:18 AM
I may be a wee bit late - but have already sent my partner days 13 - 8 so hopefully it will work out ok!


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on October 01, 2009 07:12:26 AM
Hi everyone!  Just basically checking in.  To my team:  As you know, the ship date for your first package is this Saturday.  If I haven't heard from you by Monday saying that you have shipped, you will be considered late!

I've mailed all my goodies out to smushi, and have a decent amount of stuff done on my package for you Ma Rut!  I'm super excited to get this package off too!  And I can't wait to see what everyone has made!

seriously, I have two huge boxes sitting in my living room just taunting me...and I thought my husband and daughter would help me resist temptation, and I find that I have to help THEM resist opening the boxes! Mr. Smushi said, "As your husband it's my right to look in the boxes. I just won't tell you what's in them." haha.


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Post by: isadora12000 on October 01, 2009 04:56:25 PM

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Mr. Smushi said, "As your husband it's my right to look in the boxes. I just won't tell you what's in them." haha.
[/quote]

That is sooooo wrong!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on October 01, 2009 05:54:44 PM
Gallery is up! Please head over and reserve your spot ASAP! Also- please no comments until EVERYONE has reserved their spots, and I post that it is OK to comment- just to avoid having to go through lots of comments to find everyones mini-galleries. Thanks.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323053.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323053.0)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on October 01, 2009 06:20:27 PM
days 13-7 is pack I will send it out tomorrow :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Cupcakeology on October 01, 2009 08:12:35 PM
Ok, I feel like a complete moron.  For Day 13, if we're doing baked goods, does that day need to go out on Saturday the 3rd as well?  Or do we need to just make sure it arrives by the 19th?  Who wants 2 week old cookies and other goodies?


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GlassSpider on October 02, 2009 05:05:44 AM
"For Day 13, if we're doing baked goods, does that day need to go out on Saturday the 3rd as well?  Or do we need to just make sure it arrives by the 19th?  Who wants 2 week old cookies and other goodies?"

Or would it be OK to mark them and let our partner open them a little early if they want to?


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Post by: snazzlecraft on October 02, 2009 06:45:46 AM
Oh- and hope you dont mind, but you will be getting some larges in the small slots (Days 13-7) and some smalls in the large slots- but it will all be the right amount of smalls, larges and mediums in the end. (In fact you will be getting a large in a candy spot- since I wanted to get it to you on the first day!-

Well I don't mind because I am doing something similar!!  LOL.  I have an item you need to get as the first package you open and its not candy!  You will get candy another day in the first wave of packages though so you won't have to wait long for it!

I have sent you a pm because if you can I would like to have you ship to a different address.  If its too late, then its really no biggie.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on October 02, 2009 01:13:20 PM
"For Day 13, if we're doing baked goods, does that day need to go out on Saturday the 3rd as well?  Or do we need to just make sure it arrives by the 19th?  Who wants 2 week old cookies and other goodies?"

Or would it be OK to mark them and let our partner open them a little early if they want to?
If you are sending baked goods you could either-
1- Send it with your 1st package, and mark it to let your partner know she can open it early- just remind her to take a picture before she diggs in ;).
or
2- Send your 1st package tomorrow with days 12-7, and then send a PRIORITY package with enough time to get it to your partner by October 19- the day we open our first package. Just remember that if it is mailed in a seperate package, it still needs a dc or customs number.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: witchybelle4u2 on October 02, 2009 02:49:57 PM
Getting stuff packed and ready to go for tomorrow. Some last minute ____ing to do! :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on October 02, 2009 02:51:13 PM
I sent out today   :) days 13-7  ::)


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Post by: quaggy on October 02, 2009 05:34:35 PM
All of mine are in the mail as of lunch today.


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Post by: zombiecazz on October 03, 2009 04:13:07 AM
Mine will go out on Monday, as I didn't realise that I needed a contact telephone number for the courier, so I've had to get in touch with Niina.
If you see this Niina PM me or email me. Please.

Arghh parcel days 13 to 7 5.52kg  :o



Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: isadora12000 on October 03, 2009 07:30:04 AM
I am happy and sad to see everything go out in the mail! I knew the swap would be big, but goodness these last few days have felt like crunch time! I just have to pack up a few more things and out to the post I go!



Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GlassSpider on October 03, 2009 07:44:00 AM
I spent my morning wrapping my days up while watching DVR'd Ghost Hunters. Talk about setting the mood! Anyway, I'm back from the post office and my package is on it's way!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: arcadian green on October 03, 2009 11:19:14 AM
I just shipped everything out! I'm so glad it's all on it's way. I had a little trouble with the post office trying to say they couldn't give me a tracking #. I've gotten them before.....and I had to find a much bigger box than expected to ship it all. I wedged everything in and I hope it all makes it safely.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psychonmemphis on October 03, 2009 08:20:15 PM
i feel bad, i did not get to send out today..... i did not have money until today, did not wake up early enough to buy a new box since mine was not big enough and had to buy wrapping supplies and wrap it all.... sorry partner, it will be out first thing Monday morning, i hope that is ok.


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Post by: froggmomma on October 04, 2009 05:59:16 AM
That's ok your's isn't going out til monday either, Gotta sleep sometime.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on October 04, 2009 11:30:27 AM
i was hoping you over slept or something so i was not a bad partner, i have never sent late before but there are some things that just happen so at least we are on the same page :)


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Post by: monkey_girl on October 04, 2009 06:12:14 PM
Yah!! I recieved a MASSIVE package at my apartment today from Glamis!! When can we start opening?  ;D


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Post by: DragonFly4 on October 05, 2009 07:08:49 AM
Yah!! I recieved a MASSIVE package at my apartment today from Glamis!! When can we start opening?  ;D

We open our first package on the 19th! I will come sooner than you think! I am so excited!


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Post by: missmuffcake on October 05, 2009 05:58:35 PM
I am demanding my partner open the 13th gift asap. I do not think organic vegan fresh baked goods can wait a week! I am soooooo giving to much away - sorry!


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Post by: psychonmemphis on October 05, 2009 06:11:53 PM
i sent my 1st package today and it was like 15 bucks yay lol, i really thought it would weigh more even though i planned on it being light i did not take that into consideration when crafting lol


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 05, 2009 07:16:49 PM
Hi all!  This is a progress report update on my team.  Please let me know if I list you incorrectly, and if you have not shipped yet, please contact me immediately with information on when you will be shipping.

Shipped Package One and Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot

Shipped Package One:

Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000


Sending Late After Notifying:

Zombiecazz
KittyVegas - Supposed to send today

No Sending Notification, Late:

Niinamaria
Molliemoo2883


If you haven't sent yet, please contact me immediately, especially the two that I haven't heard from yet.  As of today, if you haven't sent or sent a notification with an explanation and estimated ship date, you are officially late.  Also, everyone please let me know when you have received your package or packages so I can mark it down.  Thank you!


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Post by: witchybelle4u2 on October 05, 2009 08:00:50 PM
i sent my 1st package today and it was like 15 bucks yay lol, i really thought it would weigh more even though i planned on it being light i did not take that into consideration when crafting lol

I tried my best to make mine light as well...That didn't work out. Lol. I also really, really tried NOT to tell my hubby exactly how much I spent on shipping...I made it to this afternoon. Lol. To be fair, he took it well when I told him it was £23 ($36ish). He didn't pass out or anything.  ;D


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Post by: oohmybees on October 05, 2009 08:34:19 PM
i sent my 1st package today and it was like 15 bucks yay lol, i really thought it would weigh more even though i planned on it being light i did not take that into consideration when crafting lol

I tried my best to make mine light as well...That didn't work out. Lol. I also really, really tried NOT to tell my hubby exactly how much I spent on shipping...I made it to this afternoon. Lol. To be fair, he took it well when I told him it was £23 ($36ish). He didn't pass out or anything.  ;D

Mine wasn't too bad ($21.00), but I'm worried that my next package will weigh a lot more, I had small items, size wise (not necessarily crafting wise), for this batch.  I may have to send several different packages.   I decided to wait and send my day 13 treats closer to the 19th. I want them to be fresh and tasty  ;)


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Post by: quaggy on October 06, 2009 05:10:55 AM
I sent everything at one time 3 boxes total.  I did wrap each item in seperate boxes or gift sacks so it took a while getting things to fit together in each box.  They are not grouped in any order so my partner will have to open them and then she will have a lot of wrapped packages to decorate a table or to.  Shipping was right at $40.00 for all three glad we are only a few states away from each other.


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Post by: smushisweetbaboo on October 06, 2009 05:26:53 AM
I was excited when my partner told me that she mailed parcel post but it only took 2 days...until I got to the post office and spoke with the postmaster, who said her sister lives in GA as well and although mail gets out fine, getting it down there is another issue and she wouldn't guarantee my package would get there in time! :( I spent forty minutes at the PO yesterday trying to wrangle everything into the largest priority box, I had to leave out day 9 and part of day 12, which will go out with other packages this weekend. So basically I will be sending everything priority just to make sure it gets there in plenty of time!!! Ugh. The first one I sent was like 12 pounds and I thought I was being thrifty weight wise...guess not.

My husband has lovingly forbid me to participate in a swap this big ever again. I tried to remind him that it's not too often we'll be moving at the last minute and using all our time and money to do so but he says it's too much stress on both of us!!! LOL.


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Post by: psychonmemphis on October 06, 2009 08:08:45 AM
my $15 package weighed 14lbs and my next package only weighs like 6 at most since it was 19 all together i am just preparing if for some reason the weight shifted. I am so happy i joined1 my man thinks i spend way to much on these but i reply with "it is my sanity and if 20 buck is not worth my sanity then we have a problem lol I personally think i am selling myself short lmao


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Post by: DragonFly4 on October 06, 2009 08:24:10 AM
My HUGE package weighed 40 lbs. And thats only the first 1/2! Luckily it was only $35 and that was with DC and insurance!
OH- BTW- snazzlecraft- You will be getting lots of extras in your next package- went through my halloween stuff I bought on clearance last year and found a bunch to throw in.


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Post by: Pupper on October 06, 2009 12:29:31 PM
I got my package for day 13-7 from Mlookyloo1.  It is so hard not to tear into a swap package right away.  This is going to take a lot of self control  :D.

I am going to ship days 6-1 by the end of the week.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: arcadian green on October 06, 2009 03:56:24 PM
Oh wow.. my package weighed about 28lbs and it so was insanely expensive to ship that my jaw fell to the floor when they told me. Unfortunately my husband was with me and he was not happy with the price. I told him I wouldn't do another big swap like this again. To be fair I was shipping to the UK and the Post office worker told me all packages to the UK tend to be really expensive to ship. At least I hope she was telling the truth.  :P

Oh yeah, since I was shipping overseas I had to write out what was in the package. Only a few items but once my partner receives some of the contents won't be a surprise. I also listed the value fairly low because I was afraid that they would go through the box if the value was too high.

I still can't wait to receive and for my partner to receive!  :D


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Post by: princesspimp81 on October 06, 2009 11:52:00 PM
Hi all!  Slight update to my progress list!

Shipped Package One and Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot

Shipped Package One:

Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000
KittyVegas


Sending Late After Notifying:

Zombiecazz

No Sending Notification, Late:

Niinamaria
Molliemoo2883


Zombiecazz, I know you are waiting on info from your partner so you  can ship, and I have messages in to both the ladies who haven't contacted me so hopefully everyone will be able to send out soon!


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Post by: zombiecazz on October 07, 2009 12:40:11 AM
It's all a little frustrating. I have this huge package sitting in my hall, that I'm just dying to send away. All I need is a telephone number. I did try the Finnish white pages, but no good.  ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on October 07, 2009 06:35:22 PM
My first package wasn't too heavy so postage wasn't expensive. But these were smalls & mediums so the next one will likely be much heavier because of it being larges & the some of the mediums i'll be using to make the stuff. I'm starting to worry if my partner will like everything!  :o


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: psychonmemphis on October 07, 2009 08:14:58 PM
join the worrying club! i got mine today and  now of all times i feel like i did not do enough!I always feel guilty when my partner  receives!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on October 08, 2009 01:46:00 PM
I received a huge package from cupcakeology today.  It is clearly marked Do Not Open until Oct 20th.   No Peeking!!!  Here comes the self control.  This is really getting exciting now!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: isadora12000 on October 08, 2009 04:19:36 PM
I got two big boxes from KittyVegas! now I have to hide them out of sight until opening time - or practice self control. My hubby however came home and said they must be gifts for his birthday (oct 14th) I'll have to keep an eye on him  ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: nostephot on October 09, 2009 09:05:33 AM
Hi all!  Slight update to my progress list!

Shipped Package One and Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot

Shipped Package One:

Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000
KittyVegas


Sending Late After Notifying:

Zombiecazz

No Sending Notification, Late:

Niinamaria
Molliemoo2883


Zombiecazz, I know you are waiting on info from your partner so you  can ship, and I have messages in to both the ladies who haven't contacted me so hopefully everyone will be able to send out soon!

I received package one from molliemoo day before yesterday..... I am not sure when the second will come but I have the stuff to start with!  SO EXCITED!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on October 09, 2009 09:11:53 AM
Those who have not sent their first package, but are planning on sending, need to send today, or they have to send priority for it to get there in time.

If you havent sent yet (other than the one who hasnt sent because she hasnt been able to get shipping information from her partner) - you need to send EVERYTHING by the 13th, or you will get negative feedback, and we will look for angels at that point.


 Hopefully we can get things settled away for these girls. We would like to have those that need angels at least receive by Halloween, even if they have to open everything at once.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GlassSpider on October 09, 2009 10:30:29 AM
I got my stuff from Tracethekat a couple of days ago. This is such a tease, all these wrapped gifts just sitting there and I can't open them yet! This is as bad as Christmas (or as good as)!  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on October 09, 2009 12:20:13 PM
I think my package should be arriving today! anticipation!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 09, 2009 02:32:14 PM
Hi all!  I received my first package from smushi yesterday, and it's about all I can do not to start ripping open my packages immediately lol  But I'm behaving myself and not doing so lol  My husband seems very proud of me lol


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 09, 2009 02:35:48 PM
Hi again all!  Here is my newest update on my group.  Also, just so everyone knows, YOU MUST SEND OUT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR GOODIES ON TUESDAY THE 13TH.  If you do not notify me and your partner by that day that you have shipped, you will receive negative feedback.

Shipped Package One and Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot

Shipped Package One:

Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000
KittyVegas
Molliemoo2883


Sending Late After Notifying:

Zombiecazz
Niinamaria


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Cupcakeology on October 10, 2009 11:30:24 AM
I made my husband hide my packages.  I can't handle them calling my name!!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: isadora12000 on October 10, 2009 01:38:12 PM
one of the boxes that KittyVegas sent to me happened to be a diaper box - I had it sitting on the kitchen table (cause if i messed with it anymore I was going to start losing will power and begin to open the lovely things inside!) it certainly stalled my husband when he came in the door from work. I heard a, "um honey - what's this?"  :D I was nice and explained. 


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on October 10, 2009 02:14:00 PM
one of the boxes that KittyVegas sent to me happened to be a diaper box - I had it sitting on the kitchen table (cause if i messed with it anymore I was going to start losing will power and begin to open the lovely things inside!) it certainly stalled my husband when he came in the door from work. I heard a, "um honey - what's this?"  :D I was nice and explained. 
Thats awesome! I bet he was worried/stressed for a bit.  ;D

BTW- snazzlecraft- I received both (regular and day 10) your packages! SO SO SO EXCITED to open!! Every thing is wrapped so pretty. Almost done with the last of the larges, and think I may have enough time to make a few more things for spoiling ;D Oh- when you get my package-Go ahead and open day 13- theres something in there that would be good to start using ASAP. And the treats arent all your getting, I will be sending a package priority to supplement that day. But you may get it a little later than the 19th, due to us haveing to go out of town.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on October 10, 2009 02:17:44 PM
it is so hard to be good and not look in to the package ;D I will sent out my last package on tueday :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on October 10, 2009 03:55:58 PM
Me, great self control. Had to hid my box of goodies in another room from my BF. He has spent more time in there since the package was moved the tape is still intact so I know it is safe from prying eyes. I love watching him since he always gives me a hard time about my swaps. He is too funny.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 12, 2009 03:37:05 PM
Hi all!  As I'm sure you know, tomorrow is the second/last ship date for this swap.  Please remember to let me know when you've shipped.  Also, if you haven't shipped tomorrow, you need to contact me ASAP with a reason why you haven't shipped and a date of when you are shipping.  Without notification, you will be given negative feedback!  Anyway,  here is my updated ship list.  If I have anything wrong, or if I've missed anyone's info, let me know!

Shipped Package One:

Glamis
Nostephot
PrincessPimp81
Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000
KittyVegas
Molliemoo2883
zombiecazz


Shipping Package One Late, with Notification:

Niinamaria

Shipped Package Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot
Pupper


Shipping Package Two Late, with Notification:
KittyVegas
Niinamaria
Psychonmemphis
zombiecazz

I haven't marked down who has received, but if your package was shipped and you haven't gotten it, please let me know.  Thanks!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on October 12, 2009 08:07:39 PM
I went to the post office and it was closed so I have to sent out tomorrow  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on October 13, 2009 03:37:03 PM
I sent out today  8)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 13, 2009 05:25:50 PM
Okay, here is my newest update of my ship lists.  Please let me know if I've missed your info on the list.  Thanks!

Shipped Package One:

Glamis
Nostephot
PrincessPimp81
Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000
KittyVegas
Molliemoo2883
zombiecazz


Shipping Package One Late, with Notification:

Niinamaria

Shipped Package Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot
Pupper
Mlookyloo1
Smushisweetbaboo
isadora12000


Shipping Package Two Late, with Notification:
KittyVegas
Niinamaria
Psychonmemphis
zombiecazz
Molliemoo2883

That means that the only two people from my group that I still need a shipping update on right now are frogmomma and monkey_girl.  Please contact me asap ladies :)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: oohmybees on October 13, 2009 08:53:45 PM
I got my first package today, yay!  I also shipped my second package today, I have to say I suck at wrapping the individual days, all my packages are lumpy and weird and not in a good/cool way.  Now I just have to finish my day 13 treats to be mailed with priority on Thursday :D


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GlassSpider on October 14, 2009 10:45:50 AM
Mine went in the mail today. I had fun making the items for this swap, but it is a relief that the creation part on my end is now over!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: zombiecazz on October 15, 2009 09:31:14 AM
Sent days 1 and 2 today and days 6,5,4,3 are getting collected by a courier tomorrow. I am sooooooooooooooo glad that it's over!!!
I really enjoyed making the gifts, but this was by far the most stressful swap I've ever had to do.
Because it was so big if an idea didn't work, then trying figure out a new idea was hard as I'd already used most of them in the swap already.
I had to do crafts that I don't usually do and work with glue....I hate glue!!!

Now I'm just worried that Niina won't like it, or I haven't got her taste quite right. Anyway fingers crossed that it all arrives safely and Niina is pleased.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on October 15, 2009 02:34:03 PM
I am getting so excited for the 19Th to get here. My fellow coworkers want me to bring my box to work and open daily with them. Several can not believe that I have not opened the box yet. They told me bring it and they will. Such bad girls. I will wait and take it in on
Monday since i am sure they would rip into it.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 16, 2009 05:49:58 AM
Hi all!  Here is my latest update.  If you haven't shipped yet or have shipped a partial package, please contact me IMMEDIATELY with an update on when you'll be shipping.  I'm also sending out a private message to everyone who hasn't shipped yet.  If I have you marked down wrong, please let me know :)

Shipped Package One:

Glamis
Nostephot
PrincessPimp81
Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000
KittyVegas
Molliemoo2883
zombiecazz


Shipping Package One Late, with Notification:

Niinamaria

Shipped Package Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot
Pupper
Mlookyloo1
zombiecazz
Psychonmemphis


Sent Partial on Package Two:

Smushisweetbaboo
isadora12000
monkey_girl

Shipping Package Two Late, with Notification:
KittyVegas
Niinamaria
Molliemoo2883
froggmomma


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on October 18, 2009 06:40:47 PM
just one more day :o


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GlassSpider on October 19, 2009 05:47:59 AM
Yeah! We can start opening today! Only thing is, I already opened day 13. They were cookies, and they were REALLY good. Of course, now they're really GONE! I didn't think to get a pic of the cookies before I ate them, but I can get a pic of the cute gift bags they were in.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: Pupper on October 19, 2009 08:00:03 AM
I can't wait to get home from work so I can open day 13!  Just a few more hours left!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: GlassSpider on October 19, 2009 04:27:48 PM
I can't help but find it funny how so many significant others are getting into the swap fever. My husband just looked at me and said, "It's officially the 20th, Greenwich Time. I'm just saying..." LOL!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on October 19, 2009 08:32:02 PM
OK- If anyone still has not received their first package, please send me a PM and let me know since we are now opening them.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 19, 2009 09:05:30 PM
Here is my updated list.  As far as I know NiinaMaria is the only person to not have shipped package one.  Last I heard from her, she planned to ship it out on Saturday but I never got confirmation that she was actually able to do so.

Several people said they were shipping at least some of package two today, but I didn't get confirmation.  If I've got you listed wrong below, please let me know!

Shipped Package One:

Glamis
Nostephot
PrincessPimp81
Monkey_girl
Smushisweetbaboo
Psychonmemphis
Froggmomma
Mlookyloo1
Pupper
Isadora12000
KittyVegas
Molliemoo2883
zombiecazz


Shipping Package One Late, with Notification:

Niinamaria

Shipped Package Two:

Glamis
Princesspimp81
Nostephot
Pupper
Mlookyloo1
zombiecazz
Psychonmemphis
Molliemoo2883


Sent Partial on Package Two:

Smushisweetbaboo
isadora12000
monkey_girl
Kitty Vegas

Shipping Package Two Late, with Notification:

Niinamaria
froggmomma


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on October 20, 2009 05:45:07 AM
I can't help but find it funny how so many significant others are getting into the swap fever. My husband just looked at me and said, "It's officially the 20th, Greenwich Time. I'm just saying..." LOL!

hahahhahahahaa.

Well after weeks of my hubs eying the boxes and coming up with excuses to open them, last night I was sorting through the packages trying to find day 13 and one of them had ripped open and an item had fallen out...my husband was like, "Stop looking!!! You're cheating!!!!" and I was like jeez I wasn't trying to look on purpose!! (amazing item btw...that's when swap anxiety officially set in)


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 20, 2009 10:04:25 AM
Okay ladies, here's a new list, modified a bit to hopefully be easier lol  There are a couple of sent packages that I haven't been able to confirm delivery.  Please look at the list and let me know if I've got you marked wrong.  Thanks!

Maybe I've done this wrong, but I wanted to clarify my method here lol  On my list, if I have you marked as sent and received, I mean that you have sent out your package and received from your partner.  Thanks!

Sent
Sent Partial
Recieved
Sent and Received
Has Not Shipped

Package One

zombiecazz- niinamaria
monkey girl - Glamis
PrincessPimp81- smushisweetbaboo
psychonmemphis - froggmomma
mlookyloo1 - pupper
isadora12000 - Kitty Vegas
nostephot - molliemoo2883


Package Two

zombiecazz- niinamaria
monkey_girl - Glamis
PrincessPimp81- smushisweetbaboo
psychonmemphis - froggmomma
mlookyloo1 - pupper
isadora12000 - Kitty Vegas
nostephot - molliemoo2883


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 22, 2009 12:14:24 PM
Hi all!  Just letting everyone know in advance that if you haven't sent me a shipping update by tonight or early tomorrow I'm sending out another mass personal message, and if you had previously told me you were shipping before today and haven't updated me on that, I'm sending you a direct email!  Not trying to harass anyone lol  I just want to make sure everyone has their goodies in time!

Joey


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 23, 2009 02:02:25 AM
Hi ladies!  I've sent out a few messages, but we're getting down to just a few packages still to go out! However, if everyone could check the list above and let me know if the shipped packages have been received, that would be great!  Thanks!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: princesspimp81 on November 01, 2009 02:45:05 PM
Hi all! Please let me know if you didn't receive any of your packages.  Our other organizer will want to start leaving feedback soon, and I need to know who hasn't gotten all of their items ASAP.  Thanks!


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: NiinaMaria on November 01, 2009 04:22:13 PM
Zombiecazz hasn't received the days 6 to 1 I've sent her. There's a postal strike in the UK so the delay was sort of expected but still...


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: zombiecazz on November 02, 2009 04:47:33 AM
Received my final package today. Pics soon


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: NiinaMaria on November 02, 2009 08:26:44 AM
Woohoo. Keeping fingers crossed that you like the stuff.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on November 07, 2009 07:58:29 AM
Sorry I have been a little MIA- we came down with the flu, and I thought I was getting better, only to get worse. I am working on finishing up this swap and getting feedback out this weekend for all those who have posted all their pictures.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: quaggy on November 07, 2009 06:04:09 PM
 That stuff can bite you in the butt! Hope the rest of the family is doing ok.  This was a fun swap. massive but fun.  I know being sick was't fun and probably put you way behind. That is the little thing we call life that we sometimes can not control. Glad to hear you are on your way back.


Title: Re: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 2 (Sign ups closed!!! Send 1st 10/03)
Post by: DragonFly4 on November 12, 2009 09:03:28 AM
Alright. Everyone should FINALLY have positive feedback. WE DIDNT HAVE ANY FLAKERS!!! Thanks everyone for making this such an awesome swap!