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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: craftewoman on July 22, 2009 09:17:10 PM



Title: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: craftewoman on July 22, 2009 09:17:10 PM
 Birds birds birds Swap gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318642.msg3670771#msg3670771


Swap name: Birds birds birds



Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Craftewoman
Co-organizer: SunflowerSmiles
Sign-up date range:7/23-8/6
Date to send item by:9/5

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Age requirement?13

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: No
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

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

Details of swap:
Let's make this one low stress!
You will be crafting either 1 large item, or 1 medium and 1 small.

You may add more to your package if you like. Please discuss this with your partner.


There have been bird swaps before. I suggest that you look at some of the crafts that have been made. They're fantastic!
I have a birdie pattern that I offer on my etsy, but I will e-mail it to you for free if you want to use it for this swap.



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: Craftewoman and copy to SunfloerSmiles.

Please check in once a week, so that we know that you're still alive and breathing! If you can't get on the internet (I've had this happen in a swap) please use a cell phone to send a message to your partner's e-mail, so that they can check in for you.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
What size do you wear?:
What are your favorite colors?:
Any colors you don't like?:
What are your crafty talents? ie: knitting, and what is your skill level:
Do you have any allergies (including foods ie. diabetic or vegetarian) or sensitivities?:
Do you have a wists?
What else can you tell your partner that will help him/her stalk you to make you the best package?:



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 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. Craftewoman
2. amigurl55    
3. Smmarrt
4. thisbirdsabsurd (first time swapper. Welcome.)   
5. olive_juice    
6. SunflowerSmiles    
7. tristanlayne89  (first time swapper. Welcome)   
8. mellyp
9. SugarySweet
10. littlepooky
11. TheSapphireMoon
12. teachingjonah
13. stellato_escuro
14. smittenheart
15. prettyinpaisley
16. Crafty.Canadian
17. Lunique
18. Mrs.LindsayLoo
19. Ramona Q
20. uluru
21. OhThat
22. Knickertwist
23. hayatiggs
24.nat_attack
25. carrieme
26. weet!
27. taloola
28. crafty gurll
29. sewhappysue
30. noooitaremybirthday
31. macnatalie
32. becs88
33. SonjaBoo
34. mouser882
35. Laela
36. geckochan



sent=orange
received=green
problem=red
sent & received= blue
crossed through= feedback given
red= please contact organizer
purple= Has contacted about sending late


Partners:
Craftewoman <---> Knickertwist
Sunflowersmiles <---> MrsLyndsayLoo
Teachingjonah <--->Littlepooky
Noooitaremybirthday <---> Olive_juice
natattack <---> Smmarrt
weet! <---> hayatiggs
amigurl55 <---> stellato_escuro
SonjaBoo <--->craftygurll
uluru <---> becs88
macnatalie <---> Laela
smittenheart/s]<---> sewhappysue
 tristanlayne89 <--->OhThat
Ramona Q <--->Crafty.Canadian
Taloola <---> mellyP
SugarySweet <---> prettyinpaisley
thisbirdsabsurd <---> mouser882
Lunique <---> geckochan
TheSapphireMoon<--->Carrieme



Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: amigurl55 on July 22, 2009 09:26:36 PM
Just sent in my survey!  LOL, I'm a geek.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Smmarrt on July 22, 2009 10:01:48 PM
Me, too.
Sent in my questionnaire and a geek as well!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: crafty gurll on July 22, 2009 10:29:42 PM
I don't think I can say no to a bird swap!!! ;)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: olive_juice on July 23, 2009 08:33:45 AM
Sent in my info! Yay!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 23, 2009 08:40:30 AM
I've joined geekdome and signed up as well....LOL! it's like the old Mervyns commercial in the states with the women in the window, nose pressed to the glass..."Open..Open...Open..."


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 23, 2009 08:56:37 AM
I've joined geekdome and signed up as well....LOL! it's like the old Mervyns commercial in the states with the women in the window, nose pressed to the glass..."Open..Open...Open..."
That's a great image. So far we have 6 people signed up. If it gets to more than 25 I am required to get a co-organizer. If you ask Malibukasey, who co-organized with me last time, it's an easy job. All you have to do is double check what I've already done, be there as an advisor, and take over if I die! LOL!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: smittenheart on July 23, 2009 08:59:34 AM
yahoo..I HAVE to send my ?'s in later tonight..


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 23, 2009 09:12:03 AM
Where is MK? haven't seen her in awhile?  If it gets to over 25...I'll co-organize with ya.   
                          Don't.......Die.  LOL! :-* :-*


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 23, 2009 09:24:57 AM
Where is MK? haven't seen her in awhile?  If it gets to over 25...I'll co-organize with ya.   
                          Don't.......Die.  LOL! :-* :-*

MK is busy with her life, I guess.  I told her about this swap on Facebook, but she may not be interested this time. Still, gotta love her. So sorry she doesn't want to play this round with us.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 23, 2009 09:30:12 AM
need to start sending birdie vibes her way! :D  This'll be a great swap!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SugarySweet on July 23, 2009 02:02:40 PM
wow, it's already up!  I just sent my info in.  ;D


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 23, 2009 03:45:16 PM
I think I want to do this!  I have been getting into birds lately, still WAY into sealife though :)  I have found some great bird items for appliqued items, and I got a couple cute upholstery fabric samples with lovely birds on them too.  Plus, SO low stress with either 1 large or a medium and a small.  Off to send my info!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Just Plain Goose on July 23, 2009 05:14:34 PM
oh man, I told myself no more swaps until after I move, but if send outs aren't until September, that's plenty of time for such a simple swap... I might have to reconsider.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 23, 2009 05:18:49 PM
oh man, I told myself no more swaps until after I move, but if send outs aren't until September, that's plenty of time for such a simple swap... I might have to reconsider.
  come play!!!  it's going to be fun! So far...some really great swappers have signed up!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on July 23, 2009 08:51:22 PM
I'm going out of town for the weekend, but I think I will sign up when I get home.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Delectably Deviant on July 23, 2009 09:44:24 PM
I keep finding myself drawn to bird themed crafting items lately - I just might have to join this swap. :)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 23, 2009 09:59:19 PM
BTW, I sent MK a PM. Can't wait to get started. I went to hobby Lobby last night to get the creative juices flowing. There's such amazing things that can be done. Take a look at my wists if you want some ideas.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: amigurl55 on July 24, 2009 08:38:12 AM
I work at Michael's and we have the most amazing bird-themed stuff!  Pendants, patches, stickers, paper.... Ever since I started working there I've had to stop myself from buying it all.  I don't want Michael's to get my whole paycheck back!  I've got some neat ideas already- I can't wait to start this swap!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 24, 2009 08:43:39 AM
BTW, I sent MK a PM. Can't wait to get started. I went to hobby Lobby last night to get the creative juices flowing. There's such amazing things that can be done. Take a look at my wists if you want some ideas.
   my post disappeared?   Anyhoo, ...start again..I so hope MK joins! I've been in a crafting slump for weeks and weeks....this is just what I needed to get MY creative juices flowing.....*sigh* it's been a loooong time in the slump.  This'll be great..two of my favorite things ....crafting and birdies.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 24, 2009 08:51:08 AM
Joanne's had some cute brass colored charms on clearance that I snagged the last time I was in...I'm gonna check there again today as I have CRAZY-MAD coupons to use!!  Even though they are only on full price stuff, 40% off EVERY full price item I can find is pretty snazzy  ;)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 24, 2009 08:57:43 AM
oh....what is that I see on my table?  is...is it....why yeeees it is!  A Joann's coupon ;D Know where I'm goin today. 8)  I looooove snazzzzeh!


I've started a thread for pet birdie lovers or even those who want one and have questions...here it tis https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314358.0


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 24, 2009 09:30:56 AM
oh....what is that I see on my table?  is...is it....why yeeees it is!  A Joann's coupon ;D Know where I'm goin today. 8)  I looooove snazzzzeh!


I've started a thread for pet birdie lovers or even those who want one and have questions...here it tis https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314358.0
Yeah! Sounds like we're really getting into the spirit of this swap. I did some research on Etsy and Flickr last night. You should have seen me. " I can make that, and I can make that, and I think I can figure out how that is made..." LOL!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 24, 2009 10:00:06 AM
Okay. I'm gonna make a suggestion. When I swap with someone I rely heavily on their wists to get an idea of their style, because even though I know that my style is best ( ::))
I like to craft to my partner's tastes, not mine, because I want them to LOVE my projects and not just PRETEND to like them when they post them in the gallery, and then pitch them into the donation box for a thrift store. So, it would be EXTREMELY helpful if anyone who doesn't have a wists gets one, that way you get what YOU want.
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!! GO NOW!! MAKE A WIST!
Here I'll make it easy for you. Here's a link:
http://wists.com


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 24, 2009 10:26:50 AM
I agree..wists make stalking soooo much easier AND making a wist is fun too! you get to find allll kinds of things that you like!  I go to ETSY and wist away!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: amigurl55 on July 24, 2009 10:51:25 AM
I have a wist!  Its finally longer than one page.  I'm also a FOC, so my profile has a bunch of stalk-worthy information.  Good suggestion, craftewoman.  Wists are awesome!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SugarySweet on July 24, 2009 01:57:20 PM
I agree about the Wist!! It really helps a lot. The comments can also be helpful if you remember to say you really love the color or you would like in ____ color.  Or whatever it is you might want to change to your style and taste. ;)

I added a few birds to my Wist last night. I'll keep adding them here and there as I find them now.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 24, 2009 02:16:18 PM
  I'm going to go load up my wist tonight :D  I already have a lot of birdie goodies on there...ya'll check out my wist you may find some things on there you like!  Wist away my feather lovin friends!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 24, 2009 02:57:40 PM
Looks like somebody is stalking me.... ;D
They have some of the same things I have on my wists.
I looked at some of yours too...and there's some really fun ideas for bird/fairy houses. When I was at Hobby Lobby, I saw that they had some really cute unfinished wood fairy doors...but that's for another swap, huh?
I think One of my favorite things was the bottle cap. It would make some awesome magnets. Did I mention that I am in need of some magnets? I can't wait to put together partners. BTW if you have a preference in whom you'd like to have, PM that person, and if you agree upon it, let me know. It will make things a lot easier for me. Last time I pulled names out of a hat. This way, you may end up with someone that you are better matched with.
Don't you just love swaps? This is where we get to play with our Craftster crushes!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: olive_juice on July 24, 2009 03:47:58 PM
Oh I hope I get a good partner! Being my first swap, I don't have much swap cred.  :-\

I've been wisting away, too! I'm having so much fun!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Smmarrt on July 24, 2009 03:55:45 PM
Okay, I finally figured out how to add stuff to my wist, so I have one too. Will now try to figure out how to add tag to my Craftster profile.....I'm slow on Fridays...


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SugarySweet on July 24, 2009 04:46:59 PM
I added something from craftewoman's Wist and a few from SunflowerSmiles.  ;D

I'll be checking on some more Wists too.  ;)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 24, 2009 04:57:59 PM
I added something from craftewoman's Wist and a few from SunflowerSmiles.  ;D

I'll be checking on some more Wists too.  ;)
  Yay!  I'll be adding more tonight so make sure and take a look tomorrow!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: stellato_escuro on July 24, 2009 05:13:44 PM
I sent my survey in...here's hoping for birdie goodness!!!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Artisan82 on July 24, 2009 06:48:00 PM
Oh boy...  I don't know if i like swapping or not.  Sometimes it seems like it's not worth it...  But I am such a fan of Craftewoman... dare I try another swap...


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 24, 2009 06:48:56 PM
dare.....dooooooooo iiiiiiiiiit. :D


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 24, 2009 08:54:36 PM
Oh boy...  I don't know if i like swapping or not.  Sometimes it seems like it's not worth it...  But I am such a fan of Craftewoman... dare I try another swap...

You brat!! Don't tease us that way! You're one of my craftster crushes! Join us!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 25, 2009 07:58:30 AM
Oh boy...  I don't know if i like swapping or not.  Sometimes it seems like it's not worth it...  But I am such a fan of Craftewoman... dare I try another swap...

You brat!! Don't tease us that way! You're one of my craftster crushes! Join us!
  she has to now....cause....uhhh...I don't know why cause...but she HAS to I tell ya!  LOL!  (I laugh at myself  ;D)  I love your little green man! so flippen cute!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 25, 2009 08:06:57 AM
I love to challenge myself and do crafts I've never done before. There are some really great artists on Craftster that I admire for their work. I found a  ______ at the thrift store last night that I'm going to turn into a ______. This kinda goes against my initial statement of catering to my partner's wists. However, since I am the organizer, I get to pick who my partner is going to be. So far, I have two people in mind, and perhaps a third, who i think will like this item. So, I guess it's okay. ;D
Is that enough teasing for you? LOL!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: teachingjonah on July 25, 2009 09:54:10 AM
I just realized I hadn't posted yet to say how excited I am about this swap!  I haven't been intrigued by too many swaps for awhile, but I really think this is going to be a good one. 


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 25, 2009 10:36:03 AM
Of course it will!!  Who doesn't love birds?  Well, whomever they are, I'm sure they won't be joining this swap  ;D  LOL!

I'm already getting anxious for partners!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: mamarose22 on July 25, 2009 12:07:47 PM
I'll keep my eye on this one for now.  I have a few other swaps in the works and  I really haven't done much with them.  I have to see how I progress with my other swaps, also I have to finish up a couple of other projects I'm in the middle of. 


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Artisan82 on July 25, 2009 12:08:48 PM
Oh boy...  I don't know if i like swapping or not.  Sometimes it seems like it's not worth it...  But I am such a fan of Craftewoman... dare I try another swap...

You brat!! Don't tease us that way! You're one of my craftster crushes! Join us!
  she has to now....cause....uhhh...I don't know why cause...but she HAS to I tell ya!  LOL!  (I laugh at myself  ;D)  I love your little green man! so flippen cute!

Yeah yeah, I have to now.  My rubber arm has been twisted.  Off to do my questionairre and wist!
P.S. my little green man is a little green girl - she's got pigtails! Ha...


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: prettyinpaisley on July 25, 2009 01:59:28 PM
I'm super excited! <3 Birds!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 25, 2009 06:54:15 PM
Oh boy...  I don't know if i like swapping or not.  Sometimes it seems like it's not worth it...  But I am such a fan of Craftewoman... dare I try another swap...

You brat!! Don't tease us that way! You're one of my craftster crushes! Join us!
  she has to now....cause....uhhh...I don't know why cause...but she HAS to I tell ya!  LOL!  (I laugh at myself  ;D)  I love your little green man! so flippen cute!

Yeah yeah, I have to now.  My rubber arm has been twisted.  Off to do my questionairre and wist!
P.S. my little green man is a little green girl - she's got pigtails! Ha...
    ACK! *whispers* did she hear me?  nothin like being called a boy when your a girl....Yikes! Your gorgeous love ...don't let anyone tell you different... :-* ;D   and Crafty....we sucked you iiiiiiinnnnnnn muhahahhahahahah..*cough*...hahaha


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Artisan82 on July 25, 2009 06:58:11 PM
Don't worry!  She's a little androgenous and proud of it!

Yes, you did suck me in... but really, it wasn't that hard.  Any hesitation was proably posturing.  I have a craft-crush on Craftewoman and there's no denying it!  looking forward to meeting a few new folks also :-*


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 25, 2009 07:08:24 PM


  I have a craft-crush on Craftewoman and there's no denying it!  looking forward to meeting a few new folks also :-*
  ahhhh! I hear you there! she makes "jaw droppers"...all of her crafty goodness is so inspiring and ...."hey...how'd you do that?" Crafte's one of my favs... :-* ;D In fact..we've got a lot of great craftster crafters signed up! It should be a really fantabulous swap!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Artisan82 on July 25, 2009 07:55:11 PM


  I have a craft-crush on Craftewoman and there's no denying it!  looking forward to meeting a few new folks also :-*
  ahhhh! I hear you there! she makes "jaw droppers"...all of her crafty goodness is so inspiring and ...."hey...how'd you do that?" Crafte's one of my favs... :-* ;D In fact..we've got a lot of great craftster crafters signed up! It should be a really fantabulous swap!

I hope so! Looking forward to it! 


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 25, 2009 08:05:21 PM
Squeeee! I'm getting so much lovin's I just can't stand it! Y'all are gonna make my head pop from all of these compliments! I've been looking at some of the projects that members of this swap have done, and I have to say that we have the cream 'o the crop here! I wish we could get  Malibukasey, Phizzychick and Knickertwist to join our little party and my fantasy would be complete! Anyone know them well enough to send out an invite? I'm sorry to say that my invitation to MK has born no fruit!  :-\


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Mrs.LindsayLoo on July 26, 2009 11:57:26 AM
I am so excited I am so OBSESSED with birds!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 26, 2009 12:53:11 PM
bummer on MK....that's cool though...life happens..but man! we've got some ROCKEN craftsters here! I'm giddy just waiting on the eye candy!!!!!  so excited for partyners!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: uluru on July 26, 2009 01:28:42 PM
All signed up... I'm so excited!!!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: Lunique on July 26, 2009 04:01:19 PM
Send in my questionnaire!

Yay! Or should ah say *twieetttt* :D

Seriously, cant wait for partners!



Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap!
Post by: craftewoman on July 26, 2009 04:39:40 PM
Ha! I got crazy and PMed Knickertwist and Phizziechick. Who knows? Gotta ask though.
I've got SOOO many ideas floating around in my head, and U've used a ton of ink and paper printing out images from the internet to work from. I was about to throw out a spring from a broken flashlight and decided to save it in case I need it later for this, and I already know how I'm going to use it! I need to go through my fabric stash and see if I have what I need, or if I'll have to hand paint some of the designs I'm thinking about. ACK! We still have another week of sign ups before I can assign partners. Did you see we already have 20 participants? Holy cow!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: craftewoman on July 27, 2009 11:17:03 AM
Yeah! Knickertwist signed up. I'm doing my happy dance.
I'm having so much fun looking at everyone's wists!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: Knickertwist on July 27, 2009 12:08:05 PM
Yippie! I feel warm and squishy.

I'm looking forward to getting back into the swappy swing of things :)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 27, 2009 04:59:29 PM
Yippie! I feel warm and squishy.

I'm looking forward to getting back into the swappy swing of things :)
  YAY!!!!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: hayatiggs on July 27, 2009 09:09:15 PM
Just sent in my answers! *squee* I can't wait :D


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: nat_attack on July 28, 2009 06:17:00 AM
Oh wow I just got back from out of town and the swap list blew up!! I better hurry before its full :D

Phizzychick is organizing the Chunky Houses swap right now... but the sendout date has passed so maybe she'll be down for this one!  :)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: craftewoman on July 28, 2009 08:14:34 AM
Yeah. She said something like that. Maybe next time. ;)
SunflowerSmiles, have you seen how many people we have signed up? I may have to call you out to help! Yikes!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: craftewoman on July 28, 2009 12:02:43 PM
Could come in handy.
http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=111560147257&h=kn7tO&u=z20ko&ref=nf


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: SugarySweet on July 28, 2009 01:59:38 PM
Yippie! I feel warm and squishy.

I'm looking forward to getting back into the swappy swing of things :)

oh, how exciting. I love your crafty goodness.  ;)

Everyone is pretty awesome actually.  ;D


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 28, 2009 07:45:17 PM
Yeah. She said something like that. Maybe next time. ;)
SunflowerSmiles, have you seen how many people we have signed up? I may have to call you out to help! Yikes!

  I'm here for ya! Even if it doesn't go to 25..I think it will...I'll still help ya out :)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: Artisan82 on July 29, 2009 07:12:34 AM
... doing lots of research... getting excited...  :o


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: Jenna_Gayle on July 29, 2009 10:49:12 AM
Oooooo this sounds like sooo much fun!!  I'm going to sleep on it for a few nights.....


SunflowerSmiles.... I was just looking at the Resin pouring tutorial (it's on Tute Tuesday!) and I saw you alllll over it!!   :D  How is that going for you?


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: carrieme on July 29, 2009 11:02:01 AM
Just sent in my info, yay!  Hope it's not full  ???


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up 7/23-8/6 sendouts 9/5
Post by: craftewoman on July 29, 2009 12:02:58 PM
I like your avatar Carrieme! You're the 25th person to sign up. That means that SunflowerSmiles is my official Co-organizer! Yeah!
I've started making some of the little things that will be incorporated into my swap item. My ideas of how I want to do it have changed just a bit. They may change again. We'll see!
I added more goodies to my wists. Not because someone can make them, but because they're pretty.
We have quite a few people who are still undecided on whether or not to sign up. It's an easy swap. JUST DO IT! LOL!


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Post by: uluru on July 29, 2009 01:25:26 PM
Oooh, so many amazing fellow swappers! This is gonna be an awesome swap!!!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 29, 2009 03:15:30 PM
Oooooo this sounds like sooo much fun!!  I'm going to sleep on it for a few nights.....


SunflowerSmiles.... I was just looking at the Resin pouring tutorial (it's on Tute Tuesday!) and I saw you alllll over it!!   :D  How is that going for you?
  LOL! I haven't done any resin for such a loooooooong time :-\    hahahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa  I have an excuse now!!!  Yay! for co-organizing!  this'll be fun!


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Post by: weet! on July 29, 2009 05:48:45 PM
i just sent in my questionnaire  :D should be lots of fun.


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Post by: hayatiggs on July 29, 2009 07:20:41 PM
I added more goodies to my wists. Not because someone can make them, but because they're pretty.

I just added some stuff to my Etsy faves (I have a wists but Etsy faves are just easier for me for osme reason). Just to give my partner some ideas should they need them :)


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Post by: recrdchaos on July 29, 2009 08:04:14 PM
Just wondering, is there anyone in here who like predator birds? I mean, sparrows and whatnot are pretty cute, but falcons are *love*. I really have a thing for feathers, birdcages and falcons, so I miiight sign up... but if there's someone else who likes falcons and wants to be my partner, we can totally do the partner request thing and I'll sign up in an instant! I should have time for a quick little swap like this!


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Post by: craftewoman on July 29, 2009 08:21:27 PM
The reason I made this swap is because it could be so varied! I'm sure that if you make a request for falcons or eagles or condors, someone could make something to suit your tastes!


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Post by: SpookyPooky on July 29, 2009 10:10:45 PM
I just realized I had not actually posted on the board even though I signed up. I am soooo excited for this one!


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Post by: craftewoman on July 30, 2009 07:40:07 AM
Littlepooky, you changed your avatar! That always trips me up when people do that. You can imagine how freaked out when mine changed for April first! Well, at least the first time. Now I've come to expect it. ;)
Seven more days left for sign ups. I can't wait to see the gallery on this one. We have a huge group here, and such varied interests. I made some tiny sewn birds from my pattern this week They may or may not end up on this project, but I was interested to see how small I could go. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, see the birdie along in miscellaneous. I printed the pattern as a 5x7 picture instead of full paper size. They have to be hand sewn, but it's amazing how they turn out! Their body is the size of my thumb! I think I'll have to stick them on a doll making needle to paint them.
Son number one found some of my Sculpey that he'd been playing with. It was in the couch! PM me if you want to hear about my crazy adventures this week!


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Post by: amigurl55 on July 30, 2009 09:28:22 AM
FYI my fellow swappers- I will be out of town 8/7-8/9.  So if I don't respond to any PM's that's why.


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Post by: crafty gurll on July 30, 2009 09:34:45 AM
I'm in! :D  Can't wait to start crafting for this one. ;)


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Post by: stellato_escuro on July 30, 2009 09:39:32 AM
 Me too! I am so excited to make tiny birdy things!!!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 30, 2009 10:05:12 AM
How does anyone feel about kiwi birds?  I found the CUTEST silhouette that I want to blow up and use as part of an applique on something for this.  If applique, kiwi birds, and other sewn lovelies are your 'thing' PM me on a partner request!


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Post by: nat_attack on July 30, 2009 10:17:56 AM
Yeah, seems we have all kinds of bird lovers here.... I like sparrows and swallows, but I also ADORE peacocks and owls... :)


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Post by: Knickertwist on July 30, 2009 11:37:15 AM
This swap will be the end of me... I've been shopping already and I shouldn't be buying anything because we're in the middle of packing for our giant move next week. I'll have to quickly hide the goodies in a box marked "DANGER - DO NOT OPEN - LADY THINGS" before my husband gets home and sees the evidence.

In my defence the purchase was super cute and a bargain to boot.


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 30, 2009 01:22:31 PM

In my defence the purchase was super cute and a bargain to boot.
  love me a bargain!  I love all kinds of birds...I have two cockatiels and would love to have a bigger bird like a macaw or cockatoo, but don't have the time to devote to them.  I love hawks, owls, eagles...swallows, finches, songbirds of any kind.  I'm pretty fortunate to be able to live in an area that I'm able to see all these in the wild. I've lived in the NW most of my life so I'm used to birds in this area...anyone in the midwest or eastcoast?  what types of birds do you have there?   we also have crows up the wahzoo and pigeons...not so big on them.


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Post by: SpookyPooky on July 30, 2009 01:43:38 PM
Littlepooky, you changed your avatar! That always trips me up when people do that. You can imagine how freaked out when mine changed for April first! Well, at least the first time. Now I've come to expect it. ;)

lol, Craftewoman...I thought about waiting until the end of this swap simply for that reason! I am going to change my name too, but I decided to wait until after the swap for the sole purpose of avoiding confusion.  :D


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Post by: craftewoman on July 30, 2009 02:32:01 PM
This swap will be the end of me... I've been shopping already and I shouldn't be buying anything because we're in the middle of packing for our giant move next week. I'll have to quickly hide the goodies in a box marked "DANGER - DO NOT OPEN - LADY THINGS" before my husband gets home and sees the evidence.

In my defence the purchase was super cute and a bargain to boot.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I just realized I had not actually posted on the board even though I signed up. I am soooo excited for this one!
Thank you! (they don't have a smiley wiping sweat off it's brow, so you'll just have to imagine one here!)


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Post by: OhThat on July 30, 2009 02:45:40 PM
How does anyone feel about kiwi birds?  I found the CUTEST silhouette that I want to blow up and use as part of an applique on something for this.  If applique, kiwi birds, and other sewn lovelies are your 'thing' PM me on a partner request!

That is SO weird!  I was just thinking about kiwi birds.  No really, I'm serious!  I was cleaning out my cedar chest and found a stuffed kiwi bird that my brother in law brought back from Australia for me when he was like 12 (he's a married college professor now, if that gives you any idea how long it's been in there).  And just last month, I had a 15 year old girl from Sweden staying with me and she showed me a little cartoon that she had downloaded to her phone about a kiwi bird that figured out a way to fly.

PS, I haven't forgotten about sending you those other photos, I'm in the middle of moving my craft room and the kids bedrooms around and I can't actually get to the fabric to take the pictures, my husband put it all in boxes then piled heavy crap on top of them.


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Post by: olive_juice on July 30, 2009 03:18:24 PM
And just last month, I had a 15 year old girl from Sweden staying with me and she showed me a little cartoon that she had downloaded to her phone about a kiwi bird that figured out a way to fly.

That's one of my favorite short films! Isn't it just the sweetest? Here's the link, for anyone who hasn't seen it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 30, 2009 06:47:14 PM
How does anyone feel about kiwi birds?  I found the CUTEST silhouette that I want to blow up and use as part of an applique on something for this.  If applique, kiwi birds, and other sewn lovelies are your 'thing' PM me on a partner request!

That is SO weird!  I was just thinking about kiwi birds.  No really, I'm serious!  I was cleaning out my cedar chest and found a stuffed kiwi bird that my brother in law brought back from Australia for me when he was like 12 (he's a married college professor now, if that gives you any idea how long it's been in there).  And just last month, I had a 15 year old girl from Sweden staying with me and she showed me a little cartoon that she had downloaded to her phone about a kiwi bird that figured out a way to fly.

PS, I haven't forgotten about sending you those other photos, I'm in the middle of moving my craft room and the kids bedrooms around and I can't actually get to the fabric to take the pictures, my husband put it all in boxes then piled heavy crap on top of them.

LOL!  How funny!  Maybe we should partner up for this swap *HINT HINT* and then we can swap in the same box for the IKEA fabrics *NUDGE NUDGE, WINK WINK you-know-what-I mean*  It seemingly would work out well!


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Post by: uluru on July 31, 2009 07:22:12 AM
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That's one of my favorite short films! Isn't it just the sweetest? Here's the link, for anyone who hasn't seen it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

Aaah, so cute and sad.

I now have a new love for kiwi birds!


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Post by: yoyowa on July 31, 2009 11:33:40 AM
ooo tempting....I never some birdy bedroom accesories....


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Post by: tristanlayne89 on July 31, 2009 12:10:41 PM
Yeah, seems we have all kinds of bird lovers here.... I like sparrows and swallows, but I also ADORE peacocks and owls... :)
nat_attack, you would have loved my wedding then :) it was alll peacock themed, from the bridesmaid dresses, to the centerpieces, to the invitations, EVERYTHING lol, even the boutonnieres for all the guys

with some Swallows thrown in of course :)


also on a seperate note, any one who has a special place in their heart for birds from the Disney Movies (cinderella, snow white, etc, etc) should be my friend :) YAY!


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Post by: Artisan82 on July 31, 2009 01:27:26 PM
Camping for the long week-end (Civic Holidays on Monday - whoot).
I'm be out of communication for a few days (or shorter if the weather sucks).


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 31, 2009 05:40:33 PM
I am about to go searching on the web for birdy-licious fabrics!  I love payday  ;D


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Post by: taloola on July 31, 2009 10:55:31 PM
cant wait to get started! its been a while!


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Post by: uluru on August 01, 2009 11:50:14 AM
I've ordered some lovely birdie bits on Ebay! And if they don't fit my partner's tastes, I'll just have to make some more birdie goodies for myself!
I'm excited!


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 01, 2009 12:31:41 PM
LOL, I told my husband I was in the bird swap and he said, "Don't swap my bird out!"  LOL.  He was joking, of course.  I'd never trade cranky Marcel for anything.

There's a lot of bird stuff at work, but I'm waiting until we are assigned partners.  I don't want to go crazy only to find my partner wouldn't like something.


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 01, 2009 02:40:25 PM
I'm with you Ami.. there's so many things I've seen that I like and want to get. But I'm trying to be patient until I see my partner's likes :D


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Post by: Nooo on August 01, 2009 08:02:44 PM
Blarrrghh! I am so sorely tempted to join this swap... Birds are my weakness! I told myself I'd take a teeny swapping break, but can I even resist?! :-X

I can craft some mad serious bird stuff.... Grglemmpph!!! (read: tumultuous inner struggle). I have until Thursday to decide. Chances are I'll jump in....


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 01, 2009 09:05:52 PM
Blarrrghh! I am so sorely tempted to join this swap... Birds are my weakness! I told myself I'd take a teeny swapping break, but can I even resist?! :-X

I can craft some mad serious bird stuff.... Grglemmpph!!! (read: tumultuous inner struggle). I have until Thursday to decide. Chances are I'll jump in....

Swapping breaks are for... umm... non-crafters :D


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Post by: Lunique on August 02, 2009 04:53:01 AM
haha!

I have this amazing idea! Can't wait to start:P

Twiet!


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Post by: uluru on August 02, 2009 06:48:38 AM
nooo - Do it!!! You know you want to! :)


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 02, 2009 07:42:01 AM
Blarrrghh! I am so sorely tempted to join this swap... Birds are my weakness! I told myself I'd take a teeny swapping break, but can I even resist?! :-X

I can craft some mad serious bird stuff.... Grglemmpph!!! (read: tumultuous inner struggle). I have until Thursday to decide. Chances are I'll jump in....
LOL! your avatar cracks me up..very creative!  come oooooon..... join!  ;D


Swapping breaks are for... umm... non-crafters :D
     LOL!  :D


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Post by: sewhappysue on August 02, 2009 05:19:59 PM
Sent my info in. I can't seem to resist a good swap!!


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Post by: Smmarrt on August 02, 2009 06:40:09 PM
Okay, I have birds on the brain. Every shop I walk into, I think "Birds". And I have found some great stuff - so I hop my partner likes xxx, yyyy and zzzz. Because I have some great stuff. Also my enormous, read ENORMOUS, fabric stash yeilded some great stuff also so I hope my partner also likes bookbags or pillow covers. I can't wait for partners. I mean, I can wait, but it isn't easy. I'll start making x, y and z and see what happens....

By the way, I saw some great Marimekko fabric with birds on it if any of you live near a store that sells high-end fabric. Or look on Ebay - I scored 100 pieces of Marimekko fabric last year for about 20 ot 30 bucks. Little pieces, but 100 of them.


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 02, 2009 06:50:42 PM
Because I have some great stuff. Also my enormous, read ENORMOUS, fabric stash yeilded some great stuff also so I hope my partner also likes bookbags or pillow covers. I can't wait for partners.

This chick loves pillow covers :D


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 02, 2009 07:02:17 PM
Because I have some great stuff. Also my enormous, read ENORMOUS, fabric stash yeilded some great stuff also so I hope my partner also likes bookbags or pillow covers. I can't wait for partners.

This chick loves pillow covers :D

with birdies ;) :D ;D   I looooove pillow covers 8)


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Post by: Nooo on August 02, 2009 07:14:01 PM
Alright, y'all and your peer pressure. I sent in my questionnaire, so I'm in.

Oh well, how can I go wrong with a bird swap?

(secret answer: I CAN'T!)


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Post by: OhThat on August 02, 2009 07:28:56 PM
Okay, I have birds on the brain. Every shop I walk into, I think "Birds". And I have found some great stuff - so I hop my partner likes xxx, yyyy and zzzz. Because I have some great stuff. Also my enormous, read ENORMOUS, fabric stash yeilded some great stuff also so I hope my partner also likes bookbags or pillow covers. I can't wait for partners. I mean, I can wait, but it isn't easy. I'll start making x, y and z and see what happens....

By the way, I saw some great Marimekko fabric with birds on it if any of you live near a store that sells high-end fabric. Or look on Ebay - I scored 100 pieces of Marimekko fabric last year for about 20 ot 30 bucks. Little pieces, but 100 of them.

You're just trying to tease me by talking about Marimekko fabric, aren't you!!!??!! ;)  I've only seen it in a shop ONCE and that was in Copenhagen.  I've never seen it in any shops in the U.S. (not that it's not sold here, just never anyplace I've been).  I have a saved search on eBay for Marimekko fabrics (especially the Unikko) but the prices are always way too high.  What a great score you made!


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Post by: OhThat on August 02, 2009 07:32:57 PM
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That's one of my favorite short films! Isn't it just the sweetest? Here's the link, for anyone who hasn't seen it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

Aaah, so cute and sad.

I now have a new love for kiwi birds!

Isn't that video the sweetest?  The version I saw was set to the song "Mad World" which I thought made it even better.....mostly because I love that song, but because I thought it went perfectly with it.


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 02, 2009 08:50:25 PM
Alright, y'all and your peer pressure. I sent in my questionnaire, so I'm in.

Oh well, how can I go wrong with a bird swap?

(secret answer: I CAN'T!)
   mwhahahahahahahahah! come to the birdie side...we have uhhh bird seed.


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Post by: craftewoman on August 02, 2009 09:24:16 PM
SunflowerrSmiles and I are discussing partners. If you have apreference pm us now or forever hold your peace!


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 03, 2009 12:16:01 AM
Is anybody else having a hard time narrowing down all the options for what to make?? There are just so many things to be made in a bird swap and I am having a hard time deciding what to make!


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Post by: craftewoman on August 03, 2009 08:30:56 AM
Yep! And since this has such small point requirements, it's easy to go overboard! The point requirements are just a guide though. If you and your partner agree up on, you can do more.
My hands were itching to get started, and truthfully, I already have. However I haven't locked in a color scheme yet. I'll do that when I get my partner. My hands are itching to craft though. So, I started a new doll. You can view my progress in the Toys discussions thread. It's labeled Cloth doll WIPs. Going over there now to update.


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 03, 2009 09:50:33 AM
I have a few ideas rolling around in my head for what to make.  Just waiting to make sure my partner will like what I'm thinking of.


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Post by: olive_juice on August 03, 2009 10:17:21 AM
I have a few ideas rolling around in my head for what to make.  Just waiting to make sure my partner will like what I'm thinking of.

Ditto. This one's gonna be SO easy to craft for. I think the only problem's going to be stopping!


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 03, 2009 10:24:21 AM
mwhahahahahahahahah! come to the birdie side...we have uhhh bird seed.

HAHAHA.. That really makes me want a shirt that says that.. a bird with a Darth Vader helmet on. :D


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Post by: macnatalie on August 03, 2009 10:46:04 AM
I've been looking at this swap everyday, wondering if I should sign up.
So today is the day that I am actually going to go for it.

Right now I'm waiting for partners to receive in 3 swaps.
I'm done all my swap crafting though, so I'm all open for this one.


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 03, 2009 01:36:53 PM
mwhahahahahahahahah! come to the birdie side...we have uhhh bird seed.

HAHAHA.. That really makes me want a shirt that says that.. a bird with a Darth Vader helmet on. :D
 that's flippin funny!  whelp...if you and I are partners...I def would try and do that...one for me too! I think it would be hysterical!!

oh and ummmmmm I went birdie crafty shopping today....oh boy. *slaps wrist* I could NOT help it....I just...closed my eyes and suddenly...I kid you not...I was at Joann's...hate that when that happens ;D


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 03, 2009 01:43:56 PM
Yeah, I somehow ended up at Hobby Lobby today.  LOL.


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Post by: craftewoman on August 03, 2009 01:46:56 PM
It was bird lovers heaven last time I went. All of their garden decor was 80% off!
VERY hard to resist.


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 03, 2009 02:19:37 PM
Haha, don't you just hate it when one minute you're sitting at the house, then you blink and all of a sudden you're at the craft store? And then knowing it would be a waste if you didn't buy something while you're there you know... :D


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Post by: macnatalie on August 03, 2009 02:25:32 PM
Haha, don't you just hate it when one minute you're sitting at the house, then you blink and all of a sudden you're at the craft store? And then knowing it would be a waste if you didn't buy something while you're there you know... :D

...I buy WAY too much every time I go in a craft store. But, I still don't stop myself from going there. I have way too much stuff as it is, but sales always get me. I go for one thing and walk out with 20.


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 03, 2009 03:47:05 PM
Haha, don't you just hate it when one minute you're sitting at the house, then you blink and all of a sudden you're at the craft store? And then knowing it would be a waste if you didn't buy something while you're there you know... :D

...I buy WAY too much every time I go in a craft store. But, I still don't stop myself from going there. I have way too much stuff as it is, but sales always get me. I go for one thing and walk out with 20.

I just got back from Joanne's right now...I went to get some paint markers but now I am surrounded by bags of stuff! they are in their transitional stage of summer to fall so I just had to pick up a bunch of clearance items! Not that I have room amongst my thousands of other clearance items I am saving for later. lol. I guess we just like to think ahead and be resourceful! :D


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 03, 2009 03:48:26 PM
Haha, don't you just hate it when one minute you're sitting at the house, then you blink and all of a sudden you're at the craft store? And then knowing it would be a waste if you didn't buy something while you're there you know... :D

...I buy WAY too much every time I go in a craft store. But, I still don't stop myself from going there. I have way too much stuff as it is, but sales always get me. I go for one thing and walk out with 20.

I wish it was that easy for me!  I'm about 30-40 minutes to the nearest craft store... still, it's amazing what you can get to craft with from the local harware store... or even at the mineralogy lab where I work.

I'm excited for partners.  I need to stop my random stalking and start stalking with purpose.  If some of you knew how much I was lurking around your wists, etc., you might be a little creeped out!


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Post by: macnatalie on August 03, 2009 06:14:33 PM
I'm excited for partners.  I need to stop my random stalking and start stalking with purpose.  If some of you knew how much I was lurking around your wists, etc., you might be a little creeped out!

LOL. I think we all feel that way sometimes. Especially when anxiously awaiting partners (and after). I think we can call it the Pre-partner stalk syndrome...or PPSS. It can easily be confused with the Post-Partner Stalk Syndrome.

Oh man. I made a bird ATC today to get in the groove for this swap. It's a cardinal.


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 03, 2009 06:44:35 PM
I'm excited for partners.  I need to stop my random stalking and start stalking with purpose.  If some of you knew how much I was lurking around your wists, etc., you might be a little creeped out!

Hmm, is it bad that I'm not creeped out by that? Haha :D


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Post by: Smmarrt on August 03, 2009 06:52:53 PM
I swear I'm not cuckoo and I'm not trying to ruffle anyone's feathers, but this was on the front page of the business section of the SF Chronicle last week -



And then I took advantage of an easy morning at the preschool and decorated the August calendar ( I usually use children's artwork for this but I couldn't resist!):



And then I finished one of the Aranzi Aronzo cute dolls/mascots - a chick:



Okay, I'm a little bird-brained but now I'll shut my beak. And future partner, I'm not crazy. Well, a little but good crazy. Thanks all for indulging me and my puns....


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Post by: craftewoman on August 03, 2009 08:20:01 PM
I love a punny person.


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 03, 2009 09:16:28 PM
I love that you made yourself a birdie little day :D


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Post by: stellato_escuro on August 04, 2009 10:25:00 AM
I know! Now I want to go home and craft birds!


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Post by: recrdchaos on August 04, 2009 10:57:32 AM
*sigh* I keep stalking this thread, debating whether to sign up... I've got two days left to cave, and I know it's kinda inevitable.

Hmn... maybe if I finish my crafting for the dotee swap today, I'll cave and send in my questionnaire for this. That sounds like a good idea.


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 04, 2009 11:14:00 AM
*sigh* I keep stalking this thread, debating whether to sign up... I've got two days left to cave, and I know it's kinda inevitable.

Hmn... maybe if I finish my crafting for the dotee swap today, I'll cave and send in my questionnaire for this. That sounds like a good idea.

Yeh, hurry and finish that dotee then sign up. You know you want to :)


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 04, 2009 05:06:32 PM
Ooh, found some birdie goodness today while browsin' some blogs.. I love both of these!





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Post by: macnatalie on August 04, 2009 05:13:30 PM
Ooh, found some birdie goodness today while browsin' some blogs.. I love both of these!

I love the bird cage one.
It's beautiful.

Did the blog say what it was? I assume just decoration.


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 05, 2009 07:45:40 AM
I really like the brid cage one too! I wisted something like this - it was a smaller bird cage, like for a pendant, with a little heart dangling inside (but a bird would be cuter).


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 05, 2009 09:06:09 AM
I love the bird cage one.
It's beautiful.
Did the blog say what it was? I assume just decoration.

Yeh, it was just for decoration..


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Post by: craftewoman on August 05, 2009 11:03:33 AM
Only 2 more days till partners!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 05, 2009 11:09:46 AM
PARTNERS!PARTNERS!PARTNERS!PARTNERS!PARTNERS!PARTNERS!

I'm excited!!!


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 05, 2009 11:57:28 AM
Ooh, more birdie loveliness :) Hope you all don't mind me posting these here.. just thought they might be inspirational :)



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Post by: smittenheart on August 05, 2009 12:04:18 PM
partners..partners..partners..

I cant wait..


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Post by: craftewoman on August 05, 2009 12:43:30 PM
I love the wallpaper in that last pic.


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Post by: nat_attack on August 05, 2009 02:12:08 PM
OMG i LOVE that peacock necklace!!!!!!!

I found this necklace in adorapop's etsy shop and fell in love! it's a thaumatrope...

http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.83442333.jpg

Description from the shop:
"A Thaumatrope is a two sided disk, usually made of paper, with one part of an image on one side, the other on the reverse. When spun, the two images combine....When combined, the bird appears to be inside the cage. Stop the spinning and you will see the bird has cleverly escaped!"

Love it!


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 05, 2009 02:20:04 PM
Oooh, I like the bracelet.


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 05, 2009 02:36:38 PM
Description from the shop:
"A Thaumatrope is a two sided disk, usually made of paper, with one part of an image on one side, the other on the reverse. When spun, the two images combine....When combined, the bird appears to be inside the cage. Stop the spinning and you will see the bird has cleverly escaped!"
Love it!

That thaumatrope would be wicked-easy to make too! (Well for me, who has access to resins, molds, and polishing equipment at the mineralogy lab where I work - We encase crushed mineral samples in resin, then polish them to expose the mineral surfaces so we can see what minerals/ elements make up the different grains... it's very interesting - but I can see how I could embed the bird cage/ bird images in resin, polish both sides of the mount... blah blah - nerd alert - and you end up with a beautiful bird craft.)


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 05, 2009 02:58:49 PM
That thaumatrope would be wicked-easy to make too! (Well for me, who has access to resins, molds, and polishing equipment at the mineralogy lab where I work - We encase crushed mineral samples in resin, then polish them to expose the mineral surfaces so we can see what minerals/ elements make up the different grains... it's very interesting - but I can see how I could embed the bird cage/ bird images in resin, polish both sides of the mount... blah blah - nerd alert - and you end up with a beautiful bird craft.)

That is just too cool :D


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Post by: craftewoman on August 05, 2009 03:06:08 PM
See, I knew you would be an asset to this swap.  ;D


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Post by: Knickertwist on August 05, 2009 03:26:53 PM
My cousin went to some fancy horse race in England and check out this hat...





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Post by: craftewoman on August 05, 2009 03:30:46 PM
That's a hat!? She has to have some sense of humor!

Another reminder: If you don't have a wist, please get one. It makes it easier for your partner to stalk you!

I've been looking at my partner's wists (she doesn't know who she is yet), and I found one of my projects there. How cool is that?


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Post by: carrieme on August 05, 2009 03:40:17 PM
Did a little shopping today and saw soooo many great birdie things!  But, I restrained myself and am awaiting partners and some stalking  ;) before I get started.  Can't wait for partners!!!

ps- that peacock necklace is beautiful


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 05, 2009 05:55:18 PM
Okay, I had an AWESOME idea on the way home! My partner is SOOOOOO lucky.


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Post by: recrdchaos on August 05, 2009 07:28:57 PM
... okay, I bit the bullet and signed up. I rewatched one of my favorite movies, Sweeney Todd the 1982 original version (yes, it does have to do with birds...) and got all inspired!

Aw man, I just remembered that the organizers check what we've posted for skill level. The only projects I've posted on craftster are pretty shameful. I'm just too shy to post any of my more recent, actually well made stuff! I swear Craftewoman, my skill level is a bit higher than that now!


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Post by: Knickertwist on August 05, 2009 10:14:19 PM
Sooo, I was asked to help a gal with her wedding invites (which are postcards, which is kinda cool) and guess what she wanted? BIRDS!



Ta da!


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Post by: tristanlayne89 on August 06, 2009 05:28:43 AM
OMG a hitchhikers quote?!? LOVE IT


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 06, 2009 07:49:17 AM
LOVE that invite!!


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Post by: prettyinpaisley on August 06, 2009 08:41:45 AM
EEEEEE! Sign-up ends today! Partners soon!
I am up so early on my day off. I got a little excited.


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Post by: craftewoman on August 06, 2009 09:23:40 AM
Beautiful!


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Post by: stellato_escuro on August 06, 2009 09:33:35 AM
Yay partners! And yay birdies! I have all sorts of sweet bird ideas stuck in my head!!!  ;D


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Post by: nat_attack on August 06, 2009 10:09:57 AM
I just had really great idea for a birdie craft... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cant wait to get my partner and start crafting! I'm hoping to send early because I start school before sendouts!! I just couldnt resist signing up though hehe


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 06, 2009 12:43:11 PM
Happy Partner-Eve everybody!


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Post by: craftewoman on August 06, 2009 01:24:16 PM
Holey Moley! I never thought we'd get this many people! This is gonna be one monster of a swap!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 06, 2009 01:47:34 PM
 And a SPAK-TAK-ular gallery!!! ;D


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Post by: prettyinpaisley on August 06, 2009 02:44:25 PM
I have all sorts of sweet bird ideas stuck in my head!!!  ;D

You mean you have "all sorts of "tweet" bird ideas stuck in your head. Haha!


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Post by: smittenheart on August 06, 2009 02:52:11 PM
partners are coming soon....eekk!!!


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Post by: macnatalie on August 06, 2009 04:13:00 PM
Woot woot.
Partners.

Let the crafting begin!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 06, 2009 04:47:51 PM
Is it crazy of me to HOPE against HOPE that we will all get partners TONIGHT?  LOL!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 06, 2009 04:53:28 PM
Is it crazy of me to HOPE against HOPE that we will all get partners TONIGHT?  LOL!
  Holy Smokes!  :D :D :o :D


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 06, 2009 05:27:35 PM
Free birdie glasses case pattern!! :D

http://weefolkart.com/?q=node/383


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Post by: craftewoman on August 06, 2009 06:10:04 PM
Is it crazy of me to HOPE against HOPE that we will all get partners TONIGHT?  LOL!
Don't hold your breath. Remember this is open to international craftster members. We have to give all those procrastinators a chance. ;D


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Post by: sewhappysue on August 06, 2009 07:10:25 PM
I'm READY!!!!!


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 06, 2009 07:51:41 PM
I'm ready too. I have been holding back on some purchases until I get the partner info.. but I'm so excited! :D


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Post by: crafty gurll on August 06, 2009 09:03:49 PM
Almost time for partners!!!  :D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 07, 2009 09:43:00 AM
I know, international time differences and all, that we would not have partners last night...but...hopefully by tonight!!!


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Post by: uluru on August 07, 2009 09:54:34 AM
I'm so excited! :)


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Post by: craftewoman on August 07, 2009 10:49:21 AM
Partners are up on the first page. I'll be sending you your partner's questionnaire next.


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 07, 2009 10:50:02 AM
Went to the craft store at lunch! Whoot! (Work is closer to town than home, thank goodness).


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 07, 2009 11:02:50 AM
Partners! Woot @ weet! :D


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Post by: craftewoman on August 07, 2009 11:27:58 AM
I'm about halfway through sending the questionnaires and my brain is already fried! LOL! Gotta take a break!


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Post by: craftewoman on August 07, 2009 12:24:18 PM
Hooray! It's done. You can officially start stalking and crafting now!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 07, 2009 12:43:09 PM
   I've done some stalking and I'm pretty sure what I'm going to do ;D The hard part will be stopping ;)


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 07, 2009 01:09:00 PM
Thanks Crafte!  I agree SunflowerS.  I totally forgot this was only a three point swap ( I don't know why, but I was thinking it was a 5-pointer.)  It's definately going to take some self-control to keep it reasonable.


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Post by: craftewoman on August 07, 2009 02:07:14 PM
Discuss it with your partner. If they want to do more, and you want to do more, then go for it!


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 07, 2009 02:12:40 PM
Discuss it with your partner. If they want to do more, and you want to do more, then go for it!

Ah... it's probably better that it's only a 3-pointer... my husband is leaving to go to South Africa for a few weeks, I'm nuts-busy at work, and I want to try to do a fine-art piece for a show that's exclusively for geology and geoscience professionals... so I might have too much on my plate as it is... I guess that's life for most of us though, eh?


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Post by: craftewoman on August 07, 2009 02:53:50 PM
I'm currently working on a new doll (see WIPS) the project for the birds swap, and I've promised another doll for a personal swap.
Throw in 5 kids under the age of ten, a husband who's going through all kinds of brain testing, missing one car (it was crashed this summer),karate, and working with the school to develop an IEP for my son with Aspergers, and I think we're pretty well matched!


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 07, 2009 03:20:24 PM
I know, I would love to do lots for this swap, but I guess sticking with 3 points would be best. I have 5 other swaps going on  :-\


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 07, 2009 03:23:34 PM
I'm currently working on a new doll (see WIPS) the project for the birds swap, and I've promised another doll for a personal swap.
Throw in 5 kids under the age of ten, a husband who's going through all kinds of brain testing, missing one car (it was crashed this summer),karate, and working with the school to develop an IEP for my son with Aspergers, and I think we're pretty well matched!

Matched?!? I BOW TO YOU.


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Post by: Ramona Q on August 07, 2009 04:34:56 PM
Thanks for the partners craftewoman. I think you did a great job!

^ a wave to crafty.canadian, my partner 


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Post by: craftewoman on August 08, 2009 07:18:24 AM
Wow! It's so quiet. Everybody must be working away. have a great crafty weekend!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 08, 2009 08:19:45 AM
bet everyone is staaaaalking 8)  Minds are swirling...thoughts are twirling


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 08, 2009 10:08:36 AM
I have been stalking a bit :)  My partner and a friend of mine share a funny coincidence.  My friend's name is Carime (pronounced carrie me) and my partner IS carrieme LOL!  And, their last names are the SAME (no relation I'm sure!) and we ALL live in FL!!!  Crazy, huh??


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Post by: prettyinpaisley on August 08, 2009 12:54:44 PM
Throw in 5 kids under the age of ten, a husband who's going through all kinds of brain testing, missing one car (it was crashed this summer),karate, and working with the school to develop an IEP for my son with Aspergers, and I think we're pretty well matched!

Props! I NEED this swap to keep busy. I am going crazy with nothing on my plate! I just finished my LAST class of university last week and I graduate on the 22nd. My teaching job doesn't begin until September. I went from having absolutely NO spare time to having nothing but spare time.


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Post by: Lunique on August 08, 2009 12:57:35 PM
I kinda went nuts today and finished my large!

I hope my partnes can do nothing but Twieeettt for a few minutes when she sees it;)

 :D


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Post by: sewhappysue on August 08, 2009 01:02:08 PM
Hi Smittenheart! I hope you are going to like what I craft for you. I have had this pattern forever and waiting for the perfect time to make it.


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Post by: SugarySweet on August 08, 2009 03:18:11 PM
I know what I'm going to make. I have to make a trip to Joann's for a few things I need and then I can get started.


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 09, 2009 07:23:28 AM
Wave back at ramonaq!


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Post by: teachingjonah on August 09, 2009 08:36:47 AM
I already have a couple of things finished for this swap, but that is because I shamelessly begged little pooky to be my partner ;), yet I still  managed to find myself wandering around a Hobby Lobby yesterday trying not to buy more crafting goods. 


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Post by: craftewoman on August 09, 2009 09:10:19 AM
I have a beautiful canvas of sorts just waiting to be painted and made into a beautiful masterpiece. And as always, when I have a blank canvas, I have a difficult time making a decision about which way I want to take it. I've already stalked my partner, Knickertwist,  and looked at hundreds of images on the web to help me concrete my ideas, and I'm still in the planning stage. I managed to get an idea of what her house looks like from her photo stream. It was not what I expected after viewing her artwork!
So, I think I know what I will do. 


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 09, 2009 10:47:45 AM
I have a beautiful canvas of sorts just waiting to be painted and made into a beautiful masterpiece. And as always, when I have a blank canvas, I have a difficult time making a decision about which way I want to take it. I've already stalked my partner, Knickertwist,  and looked at hundreds of images on the web to help me concrete my ideas, and I'm still in the planning stage. I managed to get an idea of what her house looks like from her photo stream. It was not what I expected after viewing her artwork!
So, I think I know what I will do. 

Wow Craftewoman, that's some serious stalking!  I'm glad that you use your stalking-powers for good, not evil! Ha!  ;D


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Post by: craftewoman on August 09, 2009 11:44:44 AM
I think of swaps as a way to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. It help develop me as an artist. I want ti make some thing that my partner would have loved to pay a lo0t of money for, if they'd seen it for sale somewhere. In other words, I wan them to LOVE it! That's why i go to such extremes in stalking. The funny thing is that Knickertwist's decorating style is close to mine. So this won't be that difficult!


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 09, 2009 11:01:04 PM
Back from vacation.

Just noticed there may be a slight issue here, PMing craftewoman and stellato_escuro.


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Post by: uluru on August 10, 2009 05:25:28 AM
I'm SO exited, especially after looking at my partners wists. Stalking is so much fun. I already have a small finished, I think, but so many ideas for the medium one. Hmm, more stalking needed....


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 10, 2009 03:18:51 PM
OK, everything is fine and dandy.  I'm going to start crafting tonight.


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Post by: macnatalie on August 11, 2009 06:15:15 PM
I'm going to the fabric store this weekend.
I'm 85% sure I know what I am making for Laela!


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 11, 2009 08:36:54 PM
Went to the ceramic shop tonight - picked up my bisque, even got it base coated.  Whoot.


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 12, 2009 08:53:51 AM
I have one item done and one purchased.  I just need to brainstorm for the third thing.


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Post by: weet! on August 12, 2009 02:12:22 PM
ahh i have so many cute ideas of what i want to make i wish this was a much bigger swap!  :P


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Post by: stellato_escuro on August 12, 2009 04:21:35 PM
I have quite a few ideas as well. But I do love these tiny swaps.  ;)


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Post by: craftewoman on August 12, 2009 04:38:44 PM
I want to Hobby Lobby today and picked up some paint, some Sculpey, and some Plexiglas. Painted inside Robin's egg blue. The outside is a secret. Shhhh. Just waiting for the paint to dry. DH is keeping the kids in their room so that they don't bump one of the many pieces and get paint on their clothes. It's happened already.
I sure hope Knickertwist likes this.


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 12, 2009 05:06:36 PM
*typing on my spanky new puter* ;D yes..I am bragging. :o  I've got the supplies and know exactly what I'll be doing...I've stalked so much I'm starting to feel a little naughty :D :o   lets seeeeee...I'm going to make a _______ in the form of a/an ______ and a couple of _____ of different ______.  Gonna make some for meself too.  aaaaannnnnd some _____ ______ to go with the ______ that I'm making.  OH! and a ______ _______ that I hope Mrs. LindsayLoo will like.  I think I'm also going to throw in a ____ of _____ cause..... I like it/them 8)  oh dear...am I going overboard...I...I do believe I am.  Muhahahahahahahah!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 12, 2009 05:35:30 PM
I just ordered some _______ online to make a _____.  This website is very fast to ship.  Now, I need to go search for some __________ to make a __________ and a ___________.  Maybe if I find enough _________ these items will be a matching set!


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 12, 2009 06:15:29 PM
Since teachingjonah and I agreed to be partners early on, I cheated a little and started early. I am almost done with everything I wanted to do! We agreed to do some extra crafting, so I just have one more thing to complete, which I am headed to Joanne's now to get some supplies for. I swear I have bought out that entire store this month!!  :D


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 12, 2009 08:03:49 PM
mwahahahahahahah! this will be a rockin birdie swap! *rubbing hands together*


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Post by: nat_attack on August 13, 2009 06:00:32 AM
yeah, after some conversation with Smmart I have a plan! I think I have everything I need, too, its just a matter of finding it in my place.... and yes my BF has gotten used to "living with an artist", which usually means supplies piled on top of his XBox, haha!


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Post by: uluru on August 13, 2009 06:05:21 AM
I've finished my small item, and, after a morning sketching on the train, finally decided (I think...) what I'm making for my main item! I need to scour the attic to see what I already have, and then probably buy some more supplies (especially a big ____) and then I'm off!


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Post by: craftewoman on August 13, 2009 01:04:57 PM
I can't believe it! I've finished. I'm kinda sad to be done. I used so many of my crafty techniques in this one, and it's great to see it come to fruition. The hardest part was putting it back together after painting it. It didn't help that my 2 year old wanted to "help," and kept on taking off with my tools and screws! I love it so much, I wouldn't mind keeping it. My Mom used to say, that's what makes a great gift. Do you want a teaser pic?


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Post by: SugarySweet on August 13, 2009 01:13:40 PM
I can't believe it! I've finished. I'm kinda sad to be done. I used so many of my crafty techniques in this one, and it's great to see it come to fruition. The hardest part was putting it back together after painting it. It didn't help that my 2 year old wanted to "help," and kept on taking off with my tools and screws! I love it so much, I wouldn't mind keeping it. My Mom used to say, that's what makes a great gift. Do you want a teaser pic?

Yes, teaser please? ;D


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 13, 2009 01:19:22 PM
I can't believe it! I've finished. I'm kinda sad to be done. I used so many of my crafty techniques in this one, and it's great to see it come to fruition. The hardest part was putting it back together after painting it. It didn't help that my 2 year old wanted to "help," and kept on taking off with my tools and screws! I love it so much, I wouldn't mind keeping it. My Mom used to say, that's what makes a great gift. Do you want a teaser pic?

Yes, teaser please? ;D
yes....yes I do believe I would like a teaser as well, please.  8)


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Post by: craftewoman on August 13, 2009 01:47:47 PM
My phone takes awful pictures, but since I don't have the cord for my camera right now, it will have to do. Here's your blurry teaser:



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Post by: hayatiggs on August 13, 2009 09:11:21 PM
Nice sneak! I can't wait to see more :)

Lookie lookie at the Flickr group I found! :)

http://www.flickr.com/groups/takeflight/pool/


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 13, 2009 10:02:35 PM
Finished!  I'll be sending when I'm finished with the stuff for my other swap, probably in a week or two.  I hope you like everything, stellato!


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Post by: carrieme on August 14, 2009 06:33:41 AM
Oh my gosh 2 finished??  I can't even start until after I host a party at my house next week.  I'm feeling the pressure now!  :D


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Post by: recrdchaos on August 14, 2009 07:42:15 AM
OMG, two finished? I had to double-check the sending date. I haven't started yet either! I know pretty much what I'll be making though. I just have to pick up one little supply, then I'll be working on that this coming week.


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 14, 2009 09:19:07 AM
  finished peeps?  Yikes...I haven't started either....have to do some school shopping today and hubby is taking the next five or six days off from work...Maybe I'll get started tonight!


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 14, 2009 11:54:22 AM
Hmm.. the lady who fires my ceramics for me is going on vacation for two weeks... so I won't be sending up until the deadline.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 14, 2009 12:26:48 PM
CRIMENY!  Two people done already!!  ACK, panic attack!  OK, self, just calm right down...there's time yet to get remaining supplies and get it all in order :) *wipes sweat from brow* WHEW!


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 14, 2009 01:30:45 PM
I gave myself a nice little 2nd degree hot water burn on my thumb last night. I'm out of the crafting game for a couple of days.. chuff :(


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Post by: sewhappysue on August 14, 2009 02:32:19 PM
Oh My!! Finished projects already!! Panic begone!! Waiting for supply to arrive Oh me oh my!!


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Post by: crafty gurll on August 14, 2009 02:41:07 PM
I am no where near finished!  But happily crafting away... ;)


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Post by: craftewoman on August 14, 2009 04:16:05 PM
R-E-L-A-X
The deadline is still more than 3 weeks away!
After having to remake 2 of the items that went into this project because I'd lost them, I realized that I need to organize my stuff, and bad! So For the last two days, I've been hauling boxes into my bedroom from the garage, and organizing supplies like mad! I bookmarked and referenced this:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302108.0
I don't have a whole room. Just a space in my closet, but, I've managed to put it to good use any way. I have run out of the cardboard rectangles to put my fabric on, and have to cut more. And the fabric will have to return to the garage, but at least I won't have boxes full of glue sticks, wire, fabric, beads, tools, and such that I have to search through to find that one item! I'll take pics when I'm done. ;D
Can you tell that I'm glad the boys are back in school? ;)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 14, 2009 04:25:23 PM
I am lucky enough to have a whole room, but mine is not as colorful as that one, but is pretty close to being as organized :)  I have a couple plastic carts holding fabrics, patterns, thread, etc.  I have a rolling 4-cube bookcase-type thing that holds beads, misc storage for other items and WIPs.  Will have to get some more stuff cleaned up shortly and snap a few pics!



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Post by: prettyinpaisley on August 14, 2009 05:02:16 PM
I have been working hard and finished a semi-time consuming project!! It looks fantastic! Now, all I need to do is finish one or two more smaller projects. I showed my finished product to to a friend and she wanted it! I told her I might make her one later, if she asked really really nicely.

I need to go on a short hiatus from the board this upcoming week, because I'm graduating one week from tomorrow and I have family and friends from out of town visiting. Wish me luck walking across the stage! Bachelors of Arts here I come!


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Post by: teachingjonah on August 14, 2009 07:24:11 PM
I just returned from an awesome phish show in NY, but I'll be back to crafting tomorrow.  I forgot to take my projects with me on my long car trip! 


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Post by: smittenheart on August 14, 2009 07:27:38 PM
birds birds birds..

I have a flurry of ideas..NOW if only I can time alone :) kids and crafting..hmm..I am being creative in giving them things to do while I craft..

yup,they craft right beside me.. :)


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Post by: Smmarrt on August 14, 2009 09:58:24 PM
Well, some of you are definitely the early birds!

Went out looking for more bird ideas tonight. By the way, Borders which has all the lovely Paperchase stationary and other stuff, has two bird book bags - one has owls. I know, I know, I should frequent local book stores but I had about 5 gifts to buy and I had a coupon.....ugh.
I'm a bad girl.

Anywho, I found what I was looking for and it will help me greatly with this swap and Birds, Birds, Birds - Round 2!  (Hint, hint).


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Post by: craftewoman on August 15, 2009 07:33:28 PM
Well, some of you are definitely the early birds!


Anywho, I found what I was looking for and it will help me greatly with this swap and Birds, Birds, Birds - Round 2!  (Hint, hint).

Hee hee. Funny.  ;D
Someone else can organize the next one, and I'll just play. ;)
I finished my craft stuff organization. You can see it here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317380.msg3655445#new
It took about 4 days of dedicated time to get it all done. It's not pretty, but, it works!


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Post by: smittenheart on August 15, 2009 08:08:02 PM
craftewoman..I feel you on the organizational thang..

about a week ago my wire shelving fell..everything EVERYWHERE and broken stuff..hmm I guess time to reorganize :)

so I had to transition stuff and it put me soo behind on my projects..but we are almost on track..

but really the organizational thing is ALWAYS changing for me..revolving shelves :)


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Post by: macnatalie on August 16, 2009 12:17:11 PM
Just got in from the fabric/craft store.
Walked out with $60 worth of stuff....only $15 of it is for the swap.
Why does this happen every time?

All simplicity patterns were $2.49 and I got a rotary cutter and mat for $10 (regular $40).
Not to mention threads and what not.

I should hire a personal shopper to go in and get only the things on the list!


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Post by: crafty gurll on August 16, 2009 08:14:44 PM
Just got in from the fabric/craft store.
Walked out with $60 worth of stuff....only $15 of it is for the swap.
Why does this happen every time?

All simplicity patterns were $2.49 and I got a rotary cutter and mat for $10 (regular $40).
Not to mention threads and what not.

I should hire a personal shopper to go in and get only the things on the list!

You will LOVE LOVE LOVE the rotary cutter!  And that was such a good price, you couldn't say no. ;)


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 16, 2009 09:16:56 PM


All simplicity patterns were $2.49 and I got a rotary cutter and mat for $10 (regular $40).
Not to mention threads and what not.
   SCOOOOOOORRRE!!!

Just got in from the fabric/craft store.
Walked out with $60 worth of stuff....only $15 of it is for the swap.
Why does this happen every time?

  it's called a "craft blackout"  it happens to craft addicts...there is no cure  ;D

 I've got allll my supplies and hope to begin on Wednesday or Thursday...hubby's home for a few days ...


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Post by: Ramona Q on August 17, 2009 08:52:34 AM
I'm headed off to the fabric store today...again. I find craft supply stores are a time vortex. I go in for one little thing, and then an hour later I come out of the store not knowing what just happened and how did I get these bags in my hands?


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Post by: craftewoman on August 17, 2009 01:47:21 PM
I'm headed off to the fabric store today...again. I find craft supply stores are a time vortex. I go in for one little thing, and then an hour later I come out of the store not knowing what just happened and how did I get these bags in my hands?

Sounds like "craft blackout" to me. ::)


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Post by: becs88 on August 17, 2009 01:55:06 PM
I've finished my small item, and, after a morning sketching on the train, finally decided (I think...) what I'm making for my main item! I need to scour the attic to see what I already have, and then probably buy some more supplies (especially a big ____) and then I'm off!


exciting!! and sorry i've been kinda MIA....i've not neglected you though! one 100% done...another on the way! I found some lush birdie supplies...dont know what to do with them yet but HAVE to find a use for them!!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 17, 2009 06:24:50 PM
I'm headed off to the fabric store today...again. I find craft supply stores are a time vortex. I go in for one little thing, and then an hour later I come out of the store not knowing what just happened and how did I get these bags in my hands?
  yup..."craft blackout"  haaate that when that happens ;D :D....*whispers* not really.. :D  on topic note..I'm getting excited to start crafting for my partner...hopefully..Wednesday...we did a road trip today..went over the mountains and did a bit of hiking...saw lots of birdies..and got chewed up by biting flies...then got chocolate sea foam and all was well in the world ;)


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 17, 2009 07:08:09 PM
  yup..."craft blackout"  haaate that when that happens ;D :D....*whispers* not really.. :D  on topic note..I'm getting excited to start crafting for my partner...hopefully..Wednesday...we did a road trip today..went over the mountains and did a bit of hiking...saw lots of birdies..and got chewed up by biting flies...then got chocolate sea foam and all was well in the world ;)

What is chocolate seafoam??? Because it sounds AMAZING!!!

On topic, I think I can send this week sometime if I find money to ship. lol.  :D


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 17, 2009 08:04:59 PM


What is chocolate seafoam??? Because it sounds AMAZING!!!

On topic, I think I can send this week sometime if I find money to ship. lol.  :D
 SENDING!!!!  Holy smokes...haven't started yet :-\    ahhhhhhhhhhhh seafoam is a really light (as in weight) kind of toffee...lots of air in it...real buttery like.... 3/4 to an inch chunk (sometimes thicker..YEAH BABY!)......and dipped in chocolate....yuuuuuum...O  If you get some that's made really well and the chocolate is really good...seriously..you'll think that heaven has just visited earth in the form of candy. ;D

there's a little candy shop at Ocean Shores (I mean li---ttle) and they make all their own stuff and their seafoam is the best I have ever had...bar none.  My husband and I still talk about it :D ;)


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 17, 2009 08:15:23 PM
  SENDING!!!!  Holy smokes...haven't started yet :-\    ahhhhhhhhhhhh seafoam is a really light (as in weight) kind of toffee...lots of air in it...real buttery like.... 3/4 to an inch chunk (sometimes thicker..YEAH BABY!)......and dipped in chocolate....yuuuuuum...O  If you get some that's made really well and the chocolate is really good...seriously..you'll think that heaven has just visited earth in the form of candy. ;D

there's a little candy shop at Ocean Shores (I mean li---ttle) and they make all their own stuff and their seafoam is the best I have ever had...bar none.  My husband and I still talk about it :D ;)

Oh man, I shouldn't have asked...now I am dying for some!!

Oh, and I started crafting early, so no worries! ;)


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 17, 2009 08:50:51 PM
ohhhhhh!  I can't wait for the gallery!   gonna have some senders soon crafte! :o ;D   


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Post by: crafty gurll on August 17, 2009 09:07:10 PM
I'm close to sending as well, very productive weekend! :D


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Post by: uluru on August 18, 2009 12:12:52 AM
Aaargh! Nowhere near close to sending - still haven't finished the pick-and-choose swap bits! Hope my partner doesn't mind a little bit of a wait!


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Post by: OhThat on August 18, 2009 07:01:56 AM
I worked on my project most of the day yesterday and I'm really happy with how well it's turning out!  One part of it was REALLY difficult because I drew it by hand and I just couldn't get it to look the way I wanted, so I kept starting over.  But finally, success!  Now I just have to add all of the little details to make it look the way it does in my mind ;)


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Post by: stellato_escuro on August 18, 2009 07:26:44 AM
I was just in the wist swap board talking about my adventures in cleaning out the craft room. Luckily, I found some really cool stuff (that I totally forogt I had) that will be perfect for this swap. So tonight, after I put everything away, it is time to think birds!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 18, 2009 08:10:21 AM
I worked on my project most of the day yesterday and I'm really happy with how well it's turning out!  One part of it was REALLY difficult because I drew it by hand and I just couldn't get it to look the way I wanted, so I kept starting over.  But finally, success!  Now I just have to add all of the little details to make it look the way it does in my mind ;)
 That's one of my biggest frustrations.. trying to make it look like the vision of it I see in my head :D  and the start over process...then when you get it the way you want...you send it away!  But the feeling of making your partner happy can't be beat!  Ahhhh...those little soul picker uppers..can't beat um.  One of my favorite things are birds...so making stuff with a bird theme is even MORE fun!


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Post by: smittenheart on August 18, 2009 08:16:50 AM
I am hoping to finish this week too..I am going on vacation from the 26th-2nd and I have a feeling not much crafting will go on ..though I know I will if I can :)

I have a few projects wrapped up..yahhoo!!


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Post by: craftewoman on August 18, 2009 09:36:28 AM
I will probably be sending this week too. I'm excited to set up a swap gallery! Remember to PM Your partner, Craftewoman, and Sunflowersmiles when you send, and give the DC#. Until then, happy crafting!


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Post by: carrieme on August 18, 2009 07:35:38 PM
Wow!  I am feeling like a major SLOW POKE in this swap, but I swear I am making preparations!!  ;D  The pattern I ordered arrived, and I have the fabric for that...and I have bought other needed supplies for some of the other items.
I just have to get through a party I am hosting on Thurs. night, and meet the teacher on Fri.  My son goes back to school Monday, WOOT! then I will be free to craft!!  Gotta love back to school time!


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Post by: Smmarrt on August 18, 2009 08:48:01 PM
First, aren't we all loving that Sprint ad on the home page with the bird? I am....

Second, I haven't started either. While you parents are all counting the seconds until school starts, I work at a year-round preschool and we are done on Thursday. Then three days of cleaning, and then I have 2 weeks off  - whoo hoo. That's when I'll begin. I have all the goodies, but I may make one more trip to the fabric store.
Just in case there is some new thing that I don't already posess - oh, look! Something shiny!

Third, this is just too much fun. Thanks craftewoman!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 19, 2009 09:48:55 AM
UGHHH!  I had food poisoning starting late yesterday afternoon and alll night! Holy Smokes..I haven't been that sick...ever.  I'm feeling so much better this morning..still a bit woozy..ohhhhh...gatoraid is my friend...but Hubby and son went to Wild Waves today without me :'(..supposed to be 95 today and I'm going to rest all day today and maybe get my crafting done.   *sigh* yuck..o


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Post by: craftewoman on August 19, 2009 10:57:26 AM
Oooh! I've had too many times! It feels like you've been poisoned. And you want to DIE! I'm glad you're feeling better. Still, from what you've told me about not having A/C, I feel bad that it's going to be so hot there for you. I hope crafting will take your mind off of being so miserable.
I know it's relaxing for me.


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Post by: OhThat on August 19, 2009 12:51:42 PM
Ugh, sorry about the food poisoning.  I mean sorry you have it, not sorry because I gave it to you or anything  ;)  Anyway, I hope you feel much better soon!

I finished one thing yesterday and I'm tickled with how well it turned out!  I hope my partner loves it too, it's another "first" for me, but I think it's pretty darn cute.

The other thing just needs the finishes put on it, the tricky part, so I'm procrastinating ;)


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 19, 2009 03:16:37 PM
Hooray!  Glad to hear there are some other "early finishers" out there.  I am a chronic procrastinator so I forced myself to get on top of this one and get it done. (Don't want to make a bad impression on my first swap!)  ;)
  Got it done - now just need to get my butt to the post office!  Can't wait to see what everyone has made!


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Post by: Nooo on August 19, 2009 03:36:58 PM
UGHHH!  I had food poisoning starting late yesterday afternoon and alll night! Holy Smokes..I haven't been that sick...ever.  I'm feeling so much better this morning..still a bit woozy..ohhhhh...gatoraid is my friend...but Hubby and son went to Wild Waves today without me :'(..supposed to be 95 today and I'm going to rest all day today and maybe get my crafting done.   *sigh* yuck..o

Wild waves?! Is this by chance the one in Federal Way, WA?


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 19, 2009 03:46:38 PM


Wild waves?! Is this by chance the one in Federal Way, WA?
   Indeed!  Hotsie totsie today!   


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Post by: Nooo on August 19, 2009 03:58:35 PM


Wild waves?! Is this by chance the one in Federal Way, WA?
   Indeed!  Hotsie totsie today!   

TEE HEE! I used to work there... I was a stage performer, a singing, dancing cowgirl! I grew up in Auburn...Now I live in Alabama. Crazy....


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Post by: prettyinpaisley on August 19, 2009 07:01:41 PM


Wild waves?! Is this by chance the one in Federal Way, WA?
   Indeed!  Hotsie totsie today!   

TEE HEE! I used to work there... I was a stage performer, a singing, dancing cowgirl! I grew up in Auburn...Now I live in Alabama. Crazy....

Lots of WA participants in this craft. I've totally been to that wild waves! I grew up in the Lynnwood area.

OK, I lied about taking a hiatus from this board... I snuck back to read all the posts between family visits. T-minus two days until graduation. I estimate I'll finish my last project before then.



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Post by: hayatiggs on August 20, 2009 01:00:36 PM
TEE HEE! I used to work there... I was a stage performer, a singing, dancing cowgirl! I grew up in Auburn...Now I live in Alabama. Crazy....

I'm in Bama too :)


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 21, 2009 12:12:08 PM
I won't get a chance to send out this week, so I'll be sending next week for sure.


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Post by: craftewoman on August 21, 2009 02:24:45 PM
This baby is going to cost more to send than it did to make. I'm gonna have to wait until Friday after next to send, cause I'm outta money!
So, all of y'all out there who are having anxiety 'cause they aren't done, have nothin' to worry about!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 21, 2009 03:54:27 PM
Argh!  My supplies haven't arrived yet!!!  I am itchin' to work on this project and another one for another swap, and materials on both items are in the one package.  Ah, I have patience though...but we don't have too much time left on this swap until sendouts  :-\


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Post by: sewhappysue on August 21, 2009 03:56:53 PM
crafting, crafting, crafting. So many patterns so little time. Will be done by send out.


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 21, 2009 04:16:54 PM
I am in the same boat as you Craftewoman! I am done, but I aint got no money! lol.

I am getting paid soon, so the moment I get that money I am going to rush to the post office. I have a couple packages just waiting to get sent. I want to get it out so I can get feedback in time to organize a Halloween swap if anybody is interested!


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Post by: craftewoman on August 21, 2009 04:44:56 PM
I am in the same boat as you Craftewoman! I am done, but I aint got no money! lol.

I am getting paid soon, so the moment I get that money I am going to rush to the post office. I have a couple packages just waiting to get sent. I want to get it out so I can get feedback in time to organize a Halloween swap if anybody is interested!
If anybody is interested? I think you have what, 5 pages now of people who are interested?


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Post by: SugarySweet on August 21, 2009 05:28:46 PM
I just went to get the last thing I need for my item.

I hope to be done by the end of next week.



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Post by: Artisan82 on August 21, 2009 09:02:51 PM
Just checking in!  My underglazing is done, just need to get it dipped and fired.  I'm trying to think of another small something... all my ideas are big though - he he he


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Post by: weet! on August 21, 2009 10:57:38 PM
hopefully ill be done in a week or so but i cant find several boxes of craft supplies right now because i moved recently  :-[ 


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Post by: macnatalie on August 22, 2009 03:26:12 AM
I'm hoping to be done by Tuesday.
I'm flying to my parents place in Nova Scotia on Wednesday for 2 weeks and I really want to send out before then.

I'm pretty much done my big item, I just need to find a particular embellishment.


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Post by: smittenheart on August 22, 2009 06:00:01 AM
I should be sending on Mon..I am finishing some projects this weekend..and we are on vacay sstarting wed..yahoo!!


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Post by: uluru on August 22, 2009 07:17:53 AM
My package is all parcelled up and waiting to send to Becs88. Willl hopefully get it sent on Monday!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 22, 2009 08:44:51 AM
whew...finally feeling better (as of yesterday)...I actually ate a little something yesterday! After needing to go to the Dr. for IV fluids and anti-nausea/barf pills...I have come to this conclusion...and it didn't take long to figure out ;) :-\..If you think maybe your take out is suspicious? Take it back or throw it out! When in Doubt THROW IT OUT!  YIKES! rough week..I'll tell ya.    BUT! I've got some energy back and am feeling so much better..think I'll do a craft crunch and get the goodies done this weekend to send on Monday.


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Post by: becs88 on August 22, 2009 10:37:28 AM
My package is all parcelled up and waiting to send to Becs88. Willl hopefully get it sent on Monday!

EEEP! mine is finished too. I took it to work with me today but finished late and the post office was closed. I'm sending monday too!!!


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Post by: SugarySweet on August 23, 2009 12:05:16 AM
I can't wait to see what everyone has made.  ;D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 23, 2009 07:34:26 AM
I made another order, it appears to be able to make it in time...hopefully...the item is a medium, and is something I can do at work, so I hope to complete it over the course of a day or 2 between calls when I do get the supplies :)  I am still waiting on another order I placed a while back, but received word a few days ago that it shipped, so I should be seeing it hopefully Monday or Tuesday and can get the item done for that.


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Post by: prettyinpaisley on August 24, 2009 12:28:08 PM
I can't wait to see what everyone has made.  ;D

You'll see what I made you very shortly! I'm going to send perhaps on weds or thurs of this week! Eeeee!


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 24, 2009 02:09:32 PM
I am headed to the post office right now to send out my package to teachingjonah!! I will post a teaser later if I have time. :)


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Post by: OhThat on August 24, 2009 02:47:28 PM
I'm sending tomorrow (or maybe today if I get this one last thing finished soon), I hope my partner likes my package, I did my typical "obsessive-compulsive-perfectionist" thing that I always do with everything I make for other people  ;)


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Post by: tristanlayne89 on August 24, 2009 03:05:22 PM
I'm sending tomorrow (or maybe today if I get this one last thing finished soon), I hope my partner likes my package, I did my typical "obsessive-compulsive-perfectionist" thing that I always do with everything I make for other people  ;)

oh YAY :) all of my crafting is done ( in theory, in reality i know i'll end up making last minute changes because i'll be worried its not good enough lol) now to package it up and send it your way :)


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 24, 2009 03:08:10 PM
I changed total direction with what I was doing ....hopefully finishing up today and tonight and mail thursday.  Ohhhh the swap anxiety...


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Post by: craftewoman on August 24, 2009 03:38:20 PM
I posted pics on my facebook page. I also got to see a sneak peek of someone else's. I have to say that there will be a lot of wisting going on...


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 24, 2009 03:46:43 PM
Ohhh...I have total anxiety now!! But nothing I can do about it because it is in the mail!!  :-\ :o

Here is a teaser for teachingjonah.  ;)


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Post by: carrieme on August 24, 2009 04:07:08 PM
One item done!  Yay!  First day of back to school was so nice, actually had uninterrupted sewing time  ;)


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Post by: Smmarrt on August 24, 2009 04:21:19 PM
Yikes - I better get my @&& in gear. One more day of clean-up here at the preschool and then two lovely weeks off. "Birds birds birds" will be my first priority after lots of sleeping, reading and the watching of bad daytime TV. Yahoo!

(I do have all my supplies but one - still looking for a ------ that is ------. But lots of time to go find one.)


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Post by: teachingjonah on August 24, 2009 05:20:02 PM
That teaser looks fantastic! I am so curious now.  I have little pooky's package all ready to go and it will be in the mail tomorrow.  I should go put it in my car right now so I don't forget to take it again :) 


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Post by: uluru on August 25, 2009 05:41:33 AM
My package went off to Becs88 today! :)


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Post by: macnatalie on August 25, 2009 05:56:05 AM
My package went off to Becs88 today! :)

That means that the gallery will start soon!
Can't wait to see everyone's goodies.


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Post by: nat_attack on August 25, 2009 07:16:19 AM
All right, I finally acquired my materials, I plan to finish up this weekend! Shipping will be interesting :P


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 25, 2009 10:18:36 AM
I am working on a medium at work.  I started yesterday later in the day between calls, so I should be able to finish it today :)  I am hoping some additional supplies I ordered to put into it will show up before I have to send out, as I can modify this item to include them pretty easily...I REALLY want them in it!  But, I have other items I can include in their place if need be.

Gotta find some _______ ________ for the __________ I want to make.  Got the main materials in the mail the other day, have to wrack my stash for the supplementals :)


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Post by: craftewoman on August 25, 2009 10:30:54 AM
We've got five senders. I'll set up the gallery now. Here's the link:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318642.msg3670771#msg3670771


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Post by: uluru on August 26, 2009 04:44:57 AM
Aaah! I'm the first reciever! Go have a look in the gallery to see all the lovely birdie goodies I got! :)
Thanks so much, Becs!


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 26, 2009 09:04:43 AM
My package arrived at Teachingjonah's according to USPS tracking, but I think she is probably at work.

Now all I can do is sit and wait nervously to see if she likes it!! i get such swap anxiety! :-\


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Post by: hayatiggs on August 26, 2009 12:43:08 PM
Gosh I feel like a slacker for not sending yet, lol. I'm still acquiring materials (stupid budget) :)


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 26, 2009 01:12:13 PM
I sent my package today!  Lots of bird goodness in there.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 26, 2009 07:12:12 PM
Finished my medium at work on Tuesday, and I finshed a small this evening after dinner.  I feel accomplished now that I have almost half my package done!!  I hope to complete a medium throughout my 8hr workday tomorrow.  I am still waiting on a shipment confirmation for something I ordered last week...not impressed that it has not posted out yet...


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Post by: Ramona Q on August 26, 2009 10:29:40 PM
I'm just checking in to say that I'm almost done my stuff. I will be sending out by the end of this week.


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Post by: stellato_escuro on August 27, 2009 09:43:31 AM
I sent my package today!  Lots of bird goodness in there.

Did all of you see how crazy fast my partner is!?!? I love it! And my stuff for her is only partway done.  :-[ Oh, well. That's why we have weekends and lunch breaks! Plus, I think my coworkers really get a kick out of seeing what craft I have going on each week.


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Post by: amigurl55 on August 27, 2009 10:28:26 AM
Don't feel bad!  I only work 3 days a week and I don't have kids or anything, so I have a TON of free time.


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Post by: craftewoman on August 27, 2009 10:31:54 AM
I sent my package today!  Lots of bird goodness in there.

Did all of you see how crazy fast my partner is!?!? I love it! And my stuff for her is only partway done.  :-[ Oh, well. That's why we have weekends and lunch breaks! Plus, I think my coworkers really get a kick out of seeing what craft I have going on each week.

I remember those days of hand sewing at my desk at work. I wasn't as prolific as I am now.

I'll be sending out tomorrow.


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Post by: OhThat on August 27, 2009 01:45:53 PM
My partner's package was delivered this morning, I can't wait until she is able to open it and let me know if she likes everything - that's almost the best part of a swap!  Except I can't stop looking for bird things now-lol


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 27, 2009 01:54:21 PM
I know, waiting for your partner to receive is just as fun as receiving yourself! I can't wait for more gallery pics!


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Post by: Knickertwist on August 27, 2009 07:37:52 PM
Hey fellow bird swappers! My recent move was rather hellish and has eaten up wayyyy tooo much of my time but I figured I'll let the unpacking slide a tad so that I can get caught up on all the swappy goodness. I'm nowhere near done but at least I'm on my way  :)


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Post by: recrdchaos on August 27, 2009 07:48:38 PM
I've been done for a few days, but held off on sending because I felt the package needed something - I just figured out what it is! I'll whip it up tomorrow and probably send out on Saturday~ I'm excited to see if MacNatalie likes what I made!

Of course, my partner was one of the quick ones and sent already, so I'm pretty excited to get that too XD


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Post by: crafty gurll on August 27, 2009 09:10:17 PM
My package is en route as of this afternoon! :D


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Post by: macnatalie on August 28, 2009 03:05:37 AM
I've been done for a few days, but held off on sending because I felt the package needed something - I just figured out what it is! I'll whip it up tomorrow and probably send out on Saturday~ I'm excited to see if MacNatalie likes what I made!

Of course, my partner was one of the quick ones and sent already, so I'm pretty excited to get that too XD

o0o0...Can't wait to see what you make, Laela.
I also can't wait for you to get my package. It should be there soon.


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Post by: tristanlayne89 on August 28, 2009 08:01:47 AM
i got my package today from OhThat, ( totally made a post about it in the swap gallery) just wanted to say that i was intending to send today, but i decided on something i thought would be perfect at the last minute ( of course lol) so unless, the post office decides by some miracle to stay open past 3 today it will be monday, hopefully worth a little wait :)

*side note* does anyone elses post have crazy hours? or is it just because i live in a little podunk town??


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 28, 2009 10:04:07 AM
My PO is open until 7pm every weekday, and 9-12 on Saturday....so....I would go with podunk  :P  LOL!


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Post by: Artisan82 on August 28, 2009 10:47:02 AM
Canada Post is open 8-4:30, and never on the week-end.


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Post by: olive_juice on August 28, 2009 12:34:48 PM
Ours closes at four, unless they don't feel like it. I've been at 1:30 and it was closed.


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Post by: SpookyPooky on August 28, 2009 12:51:08 PM
Haha...sounds like my town. There really is no schedule for anything here. It's like you just have to hope wherever you want to go is open and there is not a "gone fishin'" sign on the door!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 28, 2009 03:07:22 PM
Mine should have been delivered today.  I know Mouser was on vacation so I hope she's back!  :)


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Post by: craftewoman on August 28, 2009 05:16:52 PM
DH high-jacked the van to go camping with the boys. I guess that means I'll be sending on Monday.


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Post by: tristanlayne89 on August 28, 2009 09:17:58 PM
My PO is open until 7pm every weekday, and 9-12 on Saturday....so....I would go with podunk  :P  LOL!

man that must be nice! yeah i  think they are open from like 8-12 and then like 2-3, its weird haha and only monday thru friday..actually i think they are closed on Wednesday as well lol , but i've went during those hours, and its usually still just hit or miss... when i was younger the post office was literally in a single wide trailer, no kidding guys, no kidding.  ::)


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Post by: mouser882 on August 28, 2009 09:24:11 PM
Oh man, thisbirdabsurd's package was amazing! I love it though I'm crying over what the package says the postage was!! I'm so sorry thisbirdabsurd!!  :'( But I am totally not sorry that your craft is SO AWESOME. I am going over to the gallery to post pictures in a few minutes, I think.
As for my own package! One item is done and the other is on it's way! I hope to get through it shortly, Thisbirdabsurd. I hope you end up liking it as much as I like your craft. I don't know how it could be possible though, cause yours is seriously amazing. No exaggeration!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 28, 2009 09:53:49 PM
Oh please don't feel bad about the shipping - that was really my fault, and while I could have "disassembled" it and rolled it up I really wanted it to arrive in one piece....soooo - don't think twice about it and next time I'll just plan ahead (something I've been working on for many years haha!)
PS - It was worth it to know how much you like it!  :)


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Post by: carrieme on August 29, 2009 12:21:33 PM
I finished my biggest item of the package last night and it's perfect!  Just a couple more things to put together and then I'll be ready to send.  My goal is to send by Wed.??  Hope so  :D


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Post by: Smmarrt on August 29, 2009 06:11:15 PM
Okay, I have peeked at the gallery but I am punishing myself for not getting more done. I picked up one more item I needed and tomorrow it Bird Craft day!! I also hope to send next week. Good work everybody - I am loving all the jewelry.


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Post by: carrieme on August 29, 2009 07:10:51 PM
Got a couple more things done today, WOOT!  :D


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Post by: craftewoman on August 29, 2009 09:20:19 PM
That's the bad part about waiting to send out when you're already done. You have this dialogue in you head that sounds a bit like this, "maybe I should add something else. so and so put so much in their swap."
"But it's only a three point swap."
"Yeah, but I still have some more time, and I really want to please my partner."
"You already spent enough money and time on this. It's done already."
"Yeah but i have some stuff that I can put together really quickly, and I like crafting."

It's like having the crafting angel and devil on your shoulders!


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Post by: prettyinpaisley on August 30, 2009 11:41:38 AM
That's the bad part about waiting to send out when you're already done. You have this dialogue in you head that sounds a bit like this, "maybe I should add something else. so and so put so much in their swap."
"But it's only a three point swap."
"Yeah, but I still have some more time, and I really want to please my partner."
"You already spent enough money and time on this. It's done already."
"Yeah but i have some stuff that I can put together really quickly, and I like crafting."

It's like having the crafting angel and devil on your shoulders!

You have nailed my story completely. If I can't find anything else to add, I will most likely just go to the post office tomorrow!


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Post by: craftewoman on August 31, 2009 03:47:23 PM
I've had some recent communication that some unforeseen challenges have come up. Therefore I've extended the send out date to 9/12.


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on August 31, 2009 04:17:20 PM
just one more thing to do and "off with you!"  ;D


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Post by: Knickertwist on September 01, 2009 04:44:55 AM
Holy smokes! More crafting time? Geeze, I thought I was doing well getting caught up but this just might change things. Hmmm, send early... or craft more?


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Post by: hayatiggs on September 01, 2009 08:34:19 AM
I've had some recent communication that some unforeseen challenges have come up. Therefore I've extended the send out date to 9/12.

Thank you thank you thank you.. I am so, so very busy. This helps me out a ton!


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Post by: craftewoman on September 01, 2009 09:57:44 AM
Well Knickertwist, I've chosen to craft more. So....it's up to you. LOL!
The Devil on my shoulder won. I made another thing last night, and plan to make one more today. So, 3 point swap this is not.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 01, 2009 10:04:34 AM
I likely will still aim to be done crafting and send by the original deadline, simply because I have a couple other swaps that are BADLY in need of my attention and this one had the soonest send out so was getting all my free time after I finished the IYP swap and sent on it a couple days ago.  I completed a large with a small accessory, a medium, a small, a mini-small :) and a large/medium item.  So....I think I'm all set :)  May find an extra or 2 to tuck in as well, but I am done as of now!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on September 01, 2009 11:19:57 AM
oh dear..thought I was done....one more thing...just ooooone more thing :D


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Post by: stellato_escuro on September 01, 2009 04:32:17 PM
I got my package over the weekend. Did I remember to wear the necklace every single day since I took it out of the box? Yes. Hoe about remembering to take pictures to share with all you awesome people? Of course not. I am blaming it on pregnancy brain.

On the upside, I will take pics tonight, and I should also be able to wrap up her package tonight, too.


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Post by: amigurl55 on September 01, 2009 04:34:59 PM
Wow, you've worn the necklace every day?  I'm glad you like it so much!  I made myself one like it a few months ago and I loved it so much I figured a fellow bird-lover would like to have one, too.


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Post by: craftewoman on September 01, 2009 04:49:28 PM
Well, I just finished another bird project. A friend of mine is coming over to watch the girls while they nap so I can go to the post office without them. So for Knickertwist, that makes 1 large, and two mediums.


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Post by: carrieme on September 01, 2009 06:58:19 PM
I'm done!  Just need to find a box to fit everything in.  Finding boxes is a pain, I don't want to have to squish it in.  One of the items is kinda big and bulky  ???

My goal is still to mail tomorrow!


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Post by: craftewoman on September 01, 2009 08:58:08 PM
All finished crafting, including the nifty box I had to cut down to ship my package. I also did some shopping around for post. What a difference there is between services. it's not always best to go with the USPS, that's for sure.
 Now I'm doing some catching up and posting who had sent and received, and giving feedback, so that you can join another swap if you want to.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 02, 2009 07:31:50 AM
Oh, boy!!!  Big AND bulky ???  Hmmm....the cogs are turning...and squeaking and grinding...gotta grease the wheels of creativity, off to Joanne's!  Be back later :)


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Post by: Knickertwist on September 02, 2009 08:00:30 AM
Whee! I'm excited about my package being sent. You'll have to wait just a wee bit before I send... I'll try to make the wait worthwhile craftewoman  :)


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Post by: craftewoman on September 02, 2009 09:02:20 AM
Whee! I'm excited about my package being sent. You'll have to wait just a wee bit before I send... I'll try to make the wait worthwhile craftewoman  :)
I hope you love it. Every single thing in there is stuff I wouldn't mind keeping for myself. I guess that means it's Gooooood!


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Post by: nat_attack on September 03, 2009 07:25:59 AM
well i finished up last night, i might use the extra week to put some more goodies :)  yay!


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Post by: sewhappysue on September 03, 2009 03:25:48 PM
Sent today. I hope you like the package smittenheart. I get so exciting sending I forget to add a little note. Postman said you might get it Saturday.


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Post by: Smmarrt on September 03, 2009 07:16:31 PM
Quote
well i finished up last night, i might use the extra week to put some more goodies   yay!

Yahoo for me! I am almost finished and like you - I keep thinking about little extra bits and pieces.  I did, however, pick up a box at the P.O. today - love those flat rate shipping boxes. They are free and you can guess the postage beforehand.

I hope to send Saturday or next Tuesday....


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Post by: nat_attack on September 04, 2009 07:37:30 AM
Yay!!! I cant wait, I hope you like your package. If I dont send this weekend I'll probably send Tuesday :)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 04, 2009 09:36:14 AM
I should be sending by this weekend, has been super busy at work so I come home wiped and just crash for the night...


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Post by: smittenheart on September 05, 2009 09:03:27 AM
Sent today. I hope you like the package smittenheart. I get so exciting sending I forget to add a little note. Postman said you might get it Saturday.

and the postman was right.. :)

I just received..how awesome of a package did I get !!

I will take photos and post either later today or tomorrow..thats sewhappysue :)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 05, 2009 12:21:35 PM
I received!!!  I'm about to tear into the box right now...I also just sent out this morning, and fee like I may be severely lacking in what I sent judging by the size of this box I have here  :-\  :-\  :-[  I did hear word there is a 'bulky' item in here...so...maybe that is what is taking up all the space!  LOL!  I will soon see....and so shall all of you!


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Post by: mouser882 on September 06, 2009 12:26:36 PM
Ahh, remaking my main project now for the third time and I think this time it is finally coming out properly! Hope to be done with it today and maybe send on tuesday :)


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Post by: recrdchaos on September 06, 2009 05:27:50 PM
Totally forgot to update in this thread!

So I've recieved an absolutely amazing package from MacNatalie. I've got pictures, but I only have access to hispeed on the weekends, so I'll have to put them up then. I don't want to have to skimp on pictures!

My package is 100% ready to send, I just need to get it to the post office~ The package I got was so great though, I have total swap anxiety!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on September 08, 2009 11:23:13 AM
Sent to Mrs.LindsayLoo today! should be there in a couple days...yay birdies!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 08, 2009 04:17:11 PM
My package to carrieme says it's been out for delivery since 9:07am today ???  I wonder if she got it yet, or if mail is really THAT slow that something into a postal worker's truck would not be scanned in as DELIVERED by 7pm today?  If not today, then definitely should be tomorrow!


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Post by: Knickertwist on September 08, 2009 06:04:44 PM
Good lord I think I'm done! All that's left is to photo it all, pack it up and sent it on it's way. So, no peeking at my bloggy stuff for a week or so craftewoman or you'll ruin the surprises :) The stuff should be in the post tomorrow evening!!!


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Post by: craftewoman on September 08, 2009 09:08:54 PM
Why oh why did you have to tell me it's on your blog?! That is so cruel! I can't wait to open it. You should be getting yours on Friday, I think...


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Post by: macnatalie on September 09, 2009 08:09:07 AM
Totally forgot to update in this thread!

So I've recieved an absolutely amazing package from MacNatalie. I've got pictures, but I only have access to hispeed on the weekends, so I'll have to put them up then. I don't want to have to skimp on pictures!

My package is 100% ready to send, I just need to get it to the post office~ The package I got was so great though, I have total swap anxiety!

I'm so happy that you liked your package, Laela. I'm getting very excited to receive from you!

I just got back from Vacation this morning. It was the fastest two weeks of my life. We managed to get to the cottage for 3 days, which was amazing. But other then that we were busy busy busy with my SO sister's wedding. I feel like I need another vacation already!!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on September 09, 2009 08:44:33 AM
I am soooo ho ho trolling Knickertwist's blog ;D  It's a cool blog anyway but to spy?  mwhahahahahahahahah!


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Post by: craftewoman on September 09, 2009 10:13:57 AM
I am soooo ho ho trolling Knickertwist's blog ;D  It's a cool blog anyway but to spy?  mwhahahahahahahahah!
BRAT!


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Post by: SunflowerSmiles on September 09, 2009 11:16:37 AM
  preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'I...know..what..your...getttin...I...know...whaaaat....your..gettttin') ;D  don't you dare peek and spoil the fun!


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Post by: OhThat on September 10, 2009 01:28:56 PM
I rec'd today, pics are in the gallery.  I LOvE everything, it's amazing.  Go see!


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Post by: craftewoman on September 11, 2009 10:03:57 AM
REMINDER



Tomorrow is the last day to send out. If you are going to be late please contact Craftewoman and your partner.

I have not heard from the following people:

Lunique, Geckochan said there was a problem regarding her address. I think you've worked that out, right?

Prettyinpaisley, where are you?

Taloola, where are you?

MellyP, where are you?

weet!, where are you?

Smmarrt, I've seen you making comments in the gallery. How are you doing on getting your package out?

natattack, how is your package coming?

Hayatiggs, where are you?





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Post by: nat_attack on September 11, 2009 11:20:31 AM
My package is finished.... I've had a hell week at school so I havent shipped yet. I'm going to pack it up tonight ans ship it out tomorrow!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: Smmarrt on September 11, 2009 01:01:54 PM
I'm here and I sent today. One item was remade twice and in the end I didn't send it. But the stuff I did send is fabu.



Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: mellyp on September 11, 2009 02:38:45 PM
hello!

i sent out today, i've been in touch w/my partner taloola - we are right on track!

thanks for the reminder!

-mellyp


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on September 11, 2009 04:42:47 PM
I've posted my goodies in the gallery from Mrs.LindsayLoo....go take a look!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: Artisan82 on September 11, 2009 06:31:56 PM
Sent! Whoot!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: nat_attack on September 12, 2009 10:24:59 AM
sent this morning! hope Smmarrt loves it :)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: mouser882 on September 12, 2009 01:21:30 PM
I am an eternal procrastinator! But I did send today. Or, more accurately, I begged my mom to take my package to the post office because I'm stuck at work all day. I think I might be coming down with something - no fun - or I just didn't sleep enough last night. I made an extra little craft last night when I couldn't fall asleep (don't you hate that?) and hopefully thisbirdabsurd likes her package.
I totally forgot the card, too. I will have to scan it for her. AND i forgot to ask my mother to get a dc so... oops :( Should be priority so only a few days, I hope! If it isn't there soon I will find and scan my moms receipt she hopefully got. I'm not a very good mailer. I'm kicking myself for not getting the tracking, too, cause I want to know when it gets there!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 12, 2009 04:00:16 PM
Don't worry mouser - I'll let everyone know when it arrives! :D Can't wait!  Hope you get a good night's sleep and aren't getting sick - take care!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: craftewoman on September 13, 2009 09:06:19 AM
So, it looks like Lunique, Sugarysweet, weet!, and Hayatiggs haven't sent yet. I've heard from Sugarysweet, but not the others. Please pm me, or leave a message in this thread. Sending late doesn't automatically give you negative feedback, which would prevent you from participating in any other swaps. If you don't contact me, I will have to give you negative feedback. It's looking like we may have some flakers here. Please contact me A.S.A.P.!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: craftewoman on September 13, 2009 08:28:03 PM
I've heard from almost everyone now. We're just moving at the speed of life. LOL! Let's get this wrapped up. Halloween is coming...


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: hayatiggs on September 14, 2009 08:13:48 AM
I'm here! :D Had a big event this past weekend. weet! and I are partners and are both sending to late to each other :) We both had busy weekends :)


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 14, 2009 04:59:16 PM
 :D I received from mouser882 today - pure awesomeness - pictures up in the gallery!!! :D


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: nat_attack on September 14, 2009 06:28:43 PM
I recieved today! My package is BEAUTIFUL, Smmarrt absolutely spoiled me! I am having swap anxiety now :/  Pics to follow tomorrow... I'm procrastination on homework right now :P

Thanks Smmarrt!!!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: mellyp on September 17, 2009 10:36:21 AM
mellyp here - just wanted to confirm that taloola received from me this week. i will work on getting photos posted to the gallery tonight.



Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: hayatiggs on September 17, 2009 05:41:13 PM
Mine went out and I received my package today. Off to go take some pics, cuz it is AWESOME!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: craftewoman on September 22, 2009 02:32:33 PM
I think that most people have sent and received. I will be giving feedback tonight for those whom I haven't given it.


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: craftewoman on September 22, 2009 10:39:30 PM
Okay, now that my brain is fried...can I have you all check your status on the first page and let me know if it's wrong?


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: OhThat on September 23, 2009 08:17:00 PM
Mine is correct :)  Thanks so much for putting this swap together, I loved it!


Title: Re: Birds birds birds swap! sign up closed sendouts extended to 9/12
Post by: craftewoman on September 28, 2009 11:41:30 AM
Everyone has received, and should have feedback on their profiles. Check for me, and if you don't, pm me. I'll be moving this post to the finished swaps board.