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Title: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 21, 2009 08:29:29 AM
Swap name: BBW Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: donniesgirl
Sign-up date range: 9/21 – 10/12
Date to send item by: 12/5

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
If so, which country? n/a

Age requirement? Sixteen & up, please.  If you are under 18, please get your parents permission

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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is for all the Plus Sized girls out there (from ten pounds overweight to 200 lbs), who would like some really great crafted items. Sometimes, it is hard finding fashionable or flattering things in a Plus Size.  Admired some crafts on Craftster, but couldn’t make it or didn’t have the time?  Or just afraid to ask for clothes in a swap because you feel guilty that yours will require more fabric/yarn?  This is the swap for you!  Everyone deserves to look fabulous, no matter what size they are!

Every person will make things related to BBW.  This can include stylish items in a Plus Size, things with inspirational or funny quotes, BBW necessities, or anything you can think of that relates to us big and beautiful gals. This is a 6 point swap, but each swapper must have at least one medium and one large wearable item (sewn/recon, knit/crochet, jewelry, stenciled/silk screened, etc).  All 6 points should be crafted.  Since such a big part of being a Plus Size is finding clothes that fit or are flattering, wearable should be an important part of your package.  :)  THIS SWAP IS ABOUT LOVING YOUR FABULOUS SELF & EMBRACING YOUR BODY.

I gave us a pretty long signup period and a long crafting time on purpose, this is not so we can procrastinate but to give a lot of time for thought and care in our crafting.

Points Guidance:
Small Item = 1 point
Med Item = 2 Points
Large Item = 3 Points

For new swappers there might be a bit of a confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item, so here's a handy guide:  

Small = By time, 2 or less hours of crafting. By $$$, $10 or less. By size, Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks…

Medium = By time, 2 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, $10-$30. By size, one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf…

Large = By time, 3 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, $30 or more. By size, A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse…

This is not totally set in stone, but is a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost.

The Rules

~Because this swap is on the larger side & involves wearables and a higher crafty skill set, I am requiring each participant to have completed at least one swap prior to signing up for this one.  

~All participants must check in at least once a week, by pm or by posting in this thread, and tell their progress.  If you are going to go on vacation & be out of reach for a week or two, please let your partner & the organizer know.  If you don’t, you will get a comment in your feedback.

~If your partner is within the US, you MUST get a DC and pm it to the organizer and your partner.

~Be aware of the comments section on wists (if you check them), someone might add something and you go to make it, but didn’t notice in their comments that they would only want that item in a different color.

Important note: Feedback will ONLY be given after you & your partner send, receive, and post pictures of what you received. If you do not have a camera, please make arrangements with your partner so they can take pictures before they send.  If you don’t post pictures, you will get a comment in your feedback.  We all want to see what you got, and senders all want to know that what they made & sent was appreciated.

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

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 18 years old (yes/no)

Any allergies?

Any allergens in your home (e.g. – smoke, pets, etc)?

What kinds of things are you interested in receiving?

What is the one thing you would absolutely LOVE more than anything to receive, if possible?

How would you describe your style?

If you were thin, what store(s)/brand(s) would you shop at but can’t now because they don’t have a plus size?

Is there anything you don't want to receive?

What kinds of crafts can you do?

What kinds of crafts do you admire, but can’t do?

What are your favorite colors/patterns?

What are your least favorite colors/patterns?

For wearable items, please enter sizes below:

     Tops:

     Bottoms:

     Wrist:

     Neck/necklace length:

     Wrist length:

     Or any others...

(your partner may PM you for more specific measurements, since you know how sizes vary)

What do you find most annoying about shopping/crafting for a plus size?

Are you happy at your weight?  Or are you trying to lose it?

Do you have a sense of humor about your weight?

Is there anything you might find offensive?

Do you have a wist or other stalkable places?

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

Anything else you’d like your swap partner to know about your style, lifestyle, etc.?

Pop Quiz:

   1. How many points are required in this swap?
   2. How often do you need to check in?
   3. What, specifically, must your swap package include?
   4. Repeat after me: I do solemnly swear to post pics of what I have received, or I understand that I will get a comment about it in my feedback.

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 they will be listed here.

1.  donniesgirl
2.  lovesclutter
3.  DesignVigilante
4.  Feast Your Eyes
5.  AbsurdAnnekuh
6.  zombiekilla
7.  professionalpineapple
8.  TheSexyTurtle
9.  Dolly Mixx
10. insane_aktor
11. tiffie1023
12. Liralen
13. Feverdream
14. Deadbathducky
15. TheSapphireMoon
16. kitkat_pro
17. Dragonflywer
18. Sherrie B, UT
19. beeker
20. FicklePegasus
21. gala_apples


Partners!
lovesclutter <---> TheSexyTurtle         
Dolly Mixx <---> Feverdream            
donniesgirl <---> FicklePegasus            
DesignVigilante <---> zombiekilla   
insane_aktor <---> Feast Your Eyes            
AbsurdAnnekuh <---> beeker            
Deadbathducky <---> kitkat_pro   
Dragonflywer <---> Sherrie B, UT             
tiffie1023   <---> gala_apples             
Liralen ---> professionalpineapple ---> TheSapphireMoon ---> Liralen

Gallery!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328967.0


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: crazyda79 on September 21, 2009 08:41:07 AM
YAY!  Signing up after work, is it 3:30 yet? LOL!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 21, 2009 09:10:03 AM
Wahoo!!!  I was hoping this swap would come to fruition :)  I have REALLY been getting into making clothes lately...and, being a plus size gal, of course they are definitely figure flattering!  I see signups have a good length, will be just enough time for me to finish up and send out on 2 swaps I have going on so I will have a free slot for this one.  Will be in here hopefully in about another week and a half!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on September 21, 2009 09:11:07 AM
Just sent in my biography. 8)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSexyTurtle on September 21, 2009 09:12:21 AM
YAY!!!! will sign up for this one as soon as I get feed back from my other swaps...

I'm so excited about this I can hardly wait!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: karmellah on September 21, 2009 09:41:47 AM
I wish i could join. i dont make clothing or anything like that. Im kind of sad. i was already planning out photographs to take and other little whimsey and stuff to make. maybe next round can be open to all crafts.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on September 21, 2009 09:48:14 AM
I wish i could join. i dont make clothing or anything like that. Im kind of sad. i was already planning out photographs to take and other little whimsey and stuff to make. maybe next round can be open to all crafts.

My understanding is you can embellish or recon an existing piece. I don't make clothing except for dolls, but I'm signing up anyway. You could embroider on a t-shirt, bag, or undies or whatever. You could make a scarf/hat or something.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 21, 2009 10:31:22 AM
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Wahoo!!!  I was hoping this swap would come to fruition   I have REALLY been getting into making clothes lately...and, being a plus size gal, of course they are definitely figure flattering!  I see signups have a good length, will be just enough time for me to finish up and send out on 2 swaps I have going on so I will have a free slot for this one.  Will be in here hopefully in about another week and a half!

Your bracelets are awesome too!

I wish i could join. i dont make clothing or anything like that. Im kind of sad. i was already planning out photographs to take and other little whimsey and stuff to make. maybe next round can be open to all crafts.

My understanding is you can embellish or recon an existing piece. I don't make clothing except for dolls, but I'm signing up anyway. You could embroider on a t-shirt, bag, or undies or whatever. You could make a scarf/hat or something.

Yep - doesn't have to be sewn from scratch.  I would totally go for decorated t-shirts.  I saw this awesome t-shirt at a mall recently I fell in love with and of course it only went up to a large.  :P  Also, I have done iron on transfers from photos or graphic art images on the web.  In fact, I did a circle patchwork skirts with that technique for a Jim Henson/Muppet swap (in my profile).  Just one idea for making photos "wearable," karmellah.  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: AbsurdAnnekuh on September 21, 2009 10:31:35 AM
I'm a little hesitant to sign up with just how strong the emphasis on posting ever single week is.  I am a lurker by nature and will sometimes skip a week as I feel that I have nothing to say and would strongly object to having a mark made in my feedback just because I'm not as chatty as some folks.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 21, 2009 10:38:42 AM
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I'm a little hesitant to sign up with just how strong the emphasis on posting ever single week is.  I am a lurker by nature and will sometimes skip a week as I feel that I have nothing to say and would strongly object to having a mark made in my feedback just because I'm not as chatty as some folks.

I've been pretty laid back about this in the past as I'm not necessarily that chit chatty but unfortunately, I've had a few flakers.  Or people who have gone on vacation for a week or two right around sendout deadlines without telling me or their partner whether they have sent or that they were going to be out of reach.  I just want to make sure that your partner (and I) don't think you've fallen off the face of the earth.  It doesn't have to be a long post, but I would like people to stay in touch.  Particularly since this swap has a long crafting period.

I also had a question PM-ed about use of the points system, and why didn't I just make it a large, a medium, and a small.  If you want to do a large, medium, small, that's totally fine with me.  I was leaving it open in case you wanted to do 2 large items. 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Delectably Deviant on September 21, 2009 10:47:54 AM
I am totally signing up for this!  I love that we get a long crafting period - I always take so long on things, and I hate to have to rush.



Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: AbsurdAnnekuh on September 21, 2009 10:50:21 AM
Well, why not say "stay in touch" then, instead of the weekly check in.  I've always been pretty lax in how often I post in the thread, but if my partner pms me, I reply the very next time that I come online.  If I don't post every single week, will you assume that I've fallen off the face of the earth?  I just don't see how getting on the computer to just say "got one medium halfway done, starting on my large" makes me any less likely to disappear than if I didn't do so.  Even if I didn't post once in the thread (which would not be the case) I would still send out on time as that is a commitment that I have made by joining the swap.  If there is actual conversation going on, I will happily converse and enjoy doing so, but I don't understand how status reports add anything to my ability to craft and send out.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 21, 2009 11:50:11 AM
This isn't the first swap to request this.  Sorry if once a week seems like a huge time commitment for you and I understand if you feel like you can't commit to it.  


Well, why not say "stay in touch" then, instead of the weekly check in.  I've always been pretty lax in how often I post in the thread, but if my partner pms me, I reply the very next time that I come online.  If I don't post every single week, will you assume that I've fallen off the face of the earth?  I just don't see how getting on the computer to just say "got one medium halfway done, starting on my large" makes me any less likely to disappear than if I didn't do so.  Even if I didn't post once in the thread (which would not be the case) I would still send out on time as that is a commitment that I have made by joining the swap.  If there is actual conversation going on, I will happily converse and enjoy doing so, but I don't understand how status reports add anything to my ability to craft and send out.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on September 21, 2009 12:02:43 PM
I prefer people who are chatty because they don't disappear, I'm not saying you would, but the more conversation I have with my partner and more interaction on the threads, they let me feel comfortable with the items I choose to craft for my parnters.  I sure do not want my organizer to have to hunt down a swapper. I get anxious too easily.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: AbsurdAnnekuh on September 21, 2009 12:10:28 PM
I have been in swaps that have asked for everyone to stay in touch and have had one week as a guideline.  The part that has me hesitating is the wording that seems to have the one week as more set in stone, "this will go on your permanent record" if you don't post every single week.  What about PMs, do those count toward checking in?

Chatting is easier if your partner is chatty.  I just really hate posting things with no substance.  I'm happy to talk with my partner about what she likes and dislikes and anything that we might have in common, I just don't always post in the thread to do so.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on September 21, 2009 12:15:21 PM
As I am online all the time this isn't an issue, but I do pm my organizer occasionally if I notice my partner is not on the thread to let him/her know what our status is.

As I am doing my very first organizing I want as chatty a thread as possible, but I do not require it. I have a lot of sign ups that have been on forever with very few posts, but they had good feedback.

It is a lot of worry when people go missing. :(


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: AbsurdAnnekuh on September 21, 2009 12:22:02 PM
I do understand that it is a lot of worry when someone goes missing, but I also feel it very unfair to penalize people for someone else's mistake.

I am going to sign up, as I have been very excited about this swap since I first found the thread.  I will do my best to be chatty, even if it is not my normal nature.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 21, 2009 12:37:02 PM
I just signed up. I'm not overly chatty either, mainly because when you ask people to reply at least once a week, the thread gets huge and there's no way I'm going to go back and read every single thing lol and I will try to check in at least once a week, but it might just be an update on what I'm doing and not have anything to do with whatever everyone else's talking about lol


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on September 21, 2009 01:11:41 PM
I do understand that it is a lot of worry when someone goes missing, but I also feel it very unfair to penalize people for someone else's mistake.

I am going to sign up, as I have been very excited about this swap since I first found the thread.  I will do my best to be chatty, even if it is not my normal nature.

My impression on reading the requirement was that you could either post to the thread or pm the organizer. Probably just a quick "This is me checking in" would be ok. Like lovesclutter, I'm usually on craftster all the time, too, so it's no big deal to me. I suppose if you have limited web access it could be inconvenient. Anyway, glad you decided to give it a shot.

I have sent my questionaire in.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSexyTurtle on September 21, 2009 05:10:56 PM
w00t!!!!

I just got feedback on one of my in progress swaps so I can officially sign up now.

I have preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'sooooooooooOOOoooOOOooOOOooOOOooOOOOOOOooooOOOooOOoooo...')
many ideas for this one!!!

*sqeal*


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: myklia on September 21, 2009 06:17:14 PM
I don't think the requirement was to post in the discussion thread once a week, but like Feast Your Eyes said, just a quick PM once a week letting them know your around.  Some people just aren't chatty and that is fine.  As a former organizer I can tell you that many times (though admittedly not all the time), if someone is not in communication either in the thread or PM, there is a good chance they are flaking.  Unfortunately you are a victim of that by being required to stay in touch in some way even though you are still reliable.

Ok, now for this swap:
If my life ever calms down maybe I can do a future round of this swap, though I'll be hung up on the large because they stress me out (though for this swap, unlike some other swaps, I totally understand the need for a large requirement).  Again, I am not doing this round, but I know some things I would be able to do for when I can join (and I am mentioning this to give ideas) is knit hats, knit armwarmers, bracelets or necklaces to custom fit my partner.  Maybe if I would spend more time with my sewing machine and learn how to use it and learn how to sew, then I could make some cool clothing or something (would like to do this for myself as it is and if I can figure it out for myself I can do it for a partner, I think).

I am really going to have fun stalking the gallery and seeing what all of you make.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 21, 2009 06:56:47 PM
I agree myklia, I think it's more of a general guideline to keep in touch. I also think it's not as strict as it sounds. If you've been in good contact for 3 weeks, miss one week because you caught the flu or something, but come back and let them know you're ok, not a big deal.

sorry you can't join us! I myself am not that great with a sewing machine, but I'm also planning on knit and crochet wearables or reconstructing ready mades. I hope things lighten up for you and you can join us next round!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on September 21, 2009 10:46:52 PM
woot! Im signed up!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 22, 2009 09:24:52 AM
I soooooo very much want to do this and I'm thrilled that this swap actualy came to be!    i just don't know if I can right now.  :-\  I'm sending off another swap tomorrow but I have two more to finish crafting for and send off.  We'll how things go and maybe I'll get everything done so I can join closer to the end of sign-ups.

My sewing machine skills are questionable at best but I have made myself a few skirts.  I haven't made a crocheted wearable (like a sweater) for myself yet.  I'm in the process of my first one right now.   :-\  Maybe next time around???  I'll have to see.  But I'm definitely watching this swap!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on September 22, 2009 09:34:28 AM
I have a lot of swaps right now, but I should be finished by the time I need to send for this one. I would not be in the sewing realm either. I can embellish with the best of them.

Posting isn't that big of a deal...I was recently in a swap and partner posted maybe twice. It is hard to get excited to craft for your partner if they don't communicate. We can't read your mind. We can only go on what you post...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on September 22, 2009 11:36:13 AM
Woohoo! I'm signed up!

Just my two cents on the checking in business:
I'm really bad at starting conversations online, so any checking in that I would do in the thread would be terribly uninteresting. If you want to know more about your partner, ask! Maybe your partner is just shy, and doesn't want to jump into whatever chit-chat is going on in the thread.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 22, 2009 04:09:56 PM
Here is what it says, verbatim, from the swap rules on this:

All participants must check in at least once a week, by pm or by posting in this thread, and tell their progress

So......this means sending a quick PM to donniesgirl would be completely acceptable if you are not the chatty type to talk it up in the thread :)  No worries, folks!

I am a frequent organizer, and though I state once a week communication is part of the being in the swap...I have amended that need in my most recent swap, the sea life swap, to be a required weekly PM check-in sent out by my co-organizer so I know everyone is there, and this does not hold anyone to having to talk in the thread if one really has nothing to add or join in on a conversation.

donniesgirl, maybe you would like to follow in my footsteps here on this and just send a weekly check-in post out (or have your co-organizer do it, gotta love delegating :) ) so the need to 'keep tabs' on the group is filled?

Just a helpful thought from someone in the know :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 23, 2009 11:42:53 AM
This has somehow blown up into a really huge deal, and I don't think it is one.  Like I said, this is not the first swap to require periodic check in.

Communication can be on the thread or via PM.  If you haven't organized, you would be surprised at the amount of work that sometimes goes into it.  Having organized several swaps now, it is sometimes very frustrating to try to track people down.  Some people just don't log into Craftster & don't have their PMs forwarded to their e-mail, so they have no idea people are trying to get in touch with them.  Some people don't understand why communicating is being a good partner and helps in the creative process.  I had one person on a swap who expected responses within 24 hours of having sent a PM, while her partner didn't really PM her until 3 weeks in.  I've had a couple who put off sending packages because they couldn't get a hold of their partner & didn't know if their partner would flake.

I think anyone who has been on one of my swaps can vouch that I'm really not anal retentive, but I'm also trying to spare partners & myself some of the negativity that can happen on swaps.  I don't think checking in once a week is a big deal.  If you are 8 days between posts/PMs, I'm not going to put that in your feedback.  If a communication requirement acts as a deterent toward people who are flakey, I don't mind.  

The requirement of certain sizes was created after an interesting point was made on the "Talk About the Swap Process" Board.  A points system alone is not a perfect way to make sure people are getting the equivalent amount of time & care in their packages.  Not that requiring one large and one medium is necessarily perfect, but it's an attempt to even things out.  Three smalls aren't necessarily the same amount of time and cost as a large.  For example, a fabric wristlet, iron on transfer, and scrunchie wouldn't be near the effort or cost of a patchwork circle skirt.  So someone who sends a large might feel like they got the short end of the stick if their package was only made up of small things.  A large isn't meant to be stressful, but to try to make sure packages are comparable sizes.  And there is a nice, long crafting period.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on September 23, 2009 12:34:21 PM
I will second donniesgirl on the organizing headaches as I am doing my first one. One swap I had and my organizer went over and beyond trying to track down my missing partner. Then it happened again in another.  I love my current partner in the music swap, and she isn't chatty, but we'll see. I just need someone on this swap who will communicate with me.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 23, 2009 12:40:12 PM
Hell, I have no issues with the communication requirements, I'm chatting in here and I have yet to even sign up!  LOL!  I totally will be though, as I am really looking forward to making plus size wearables  ;D  Here's to hoping my packages I am sending soon make it speedily to my partners so I can make it in here in time.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on September 23, 2009 12:43:13 PM
I hope you can too, and as soon as I know your partner receives  in the 44 center I will give the feedback.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 23, 2009 12:45:09 PM
Rock on!  Thanks, lovesclutter.  I am about to go pull things out for that swap right now...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: MsMia on September 23, 2009 01:42:37 PM
I am not the best sewer and seeing that my sewing machine is storage I am forced to hand sew.  I would love to try my hand at recons but I am scared I may not live up to someone expectations.  I have to think about this one a bit longer.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on September 23, 2009 02:30:43 PM
Yay signed up! So excited for this to start.

3rding on the organizing part- it is super hard work anyway, I've organized a few, I also required weekly check ins. It's much easier to keep track of everyone that way- and if you noticed someone has missed a check in or two, you can contact them straight away to check how they are doing, and if they do turn out to flake, you usually have had warning and can find another partner for their partner before they send. So yes, it's actually quite a good idea. And check in messages needn't be long or tiresome, you can just update with "Hey I'm still here, working on a medium now", or something. Some people even just put "checking in", which just lets the organizer know they are still around and not neglecting the swap.

Sorry for the essay!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 23, 2009 08:08:53 PM
SexyTurtle signed up & since you both requested each other, I figure I'll pair you up.  :)

I will second donniesgirl on the organizing headaches as I am doing my first one. One swap I had and my organizer went over and beyond trying to track down my missing partner. Then it happened again in another.  I love my current partner in the music swap, and she isn't chatty, but we'll see. I just need someone on this swap who will communicate with me.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: yardenxanthe on September 23, 2009 09:53:00 PM
This sounds fun! I am currently pregnant (due 10/10, so coming up), so I'm not sure what my size will be, or how it will be changing!! Interested though. I will think about it.


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Post by: beeker on September 24, 2009 05:15:09 AM
I am going to send in my questionaire as soon as I finish my advent swap. It's a doozy, but lots of fun. I am trying to keep myself from getting too much at a time.
I like how a patchwork skirt sounds.... That will definitely be on my list.  ;D Those never come in my size.
How can I dress like a crazy music teacher without a patchwork skirt? I ask you...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on September 24, 2009 08:16:00 AM
SexyTurtle signed up & since you both requested each other, I figure I'll pair you up.  :)

I will second donniesgirl on the organizing headaches as I am doing my first one. One swap I had and my organizer went over and beyond trying to track down my missing partner. Then it happened again in another.  I love my current partner in the music swap, and she isn't chatty, but we'll see. I just need someone on this swap who will communicate with me.


Sweet, love you donniesgirl. 8)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on September 26, 2009 12:21:31 AM
Im a super bbw, I hope no one has a problem with that when it comes to being my partner.  :-[


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Post by: Dolly Mixx on September 26, 2009 02:28:54 AM
Im a super bbw, I hope no one has a problem with that when it comes to being my partner.  :-[

Me too!


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Post by: feelix on September 26, 2009 03:22:06 AM
Totally Stalking this Thread...

I'm not able to jump in and commit to a swap but I love the idea of this one... AND it took me forever to figure out what BBW means... :-)

I can't wait to see what everyone ends up with!


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Post by: Feast Your Eyes on September 26, 2009 03:33:28 AM
Im a super bbw, I hope no one has a problem with that when it comes to being my partner.  :-[

Me too!

I certainly wouldn't have a problem with it!


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Post by: donniesgirl on September 26, 2009 06:45:18 AM
Im a super bbw, I hope no one has a problem with that when it comes to being my partner.  :-[

That is exactly why I wanted this swap.  No one should have a problem.  Everyone gets to look fabulous!   :D

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I'm not able to jump in and commit to a swap but I love the idea of this one... AND it took me forever to figure out what BBW means... :-)

Sure you can't?   ;D  It's a nice long crafting period...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on September 26, 2009 09:14:28 AM
woo hoo!!!! just sent in my info!!!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 26, 2009 09:54:15 AM
No prob's whatsoever with any SSBBW's  ;D  As long as I get measurements for whatever I come up with for a partner I can make it in any size!

Sent out on a swap today, hopefully will only take a couple days to ship and arrive, then I should get feedback on that one and can join up here officially!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 26, 2009 12:39:35 PM
I think we all signed up for this swap with the understanding that not all BBW are created equal. I'm with Sapphire, I'm good as long as I get lots of good measurements. ;D I can't wait for signups to be over!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: KLKing on September 26, 2009 01:50:46 PM
I'd jump in on this swap, but finances are a huge issue right now. I just have to wait for another round.
On the communication issue, My last swap partner answered my questions, but didn't ask me any. It left me with an uneasy feeling.In the end, I think I went overboard, since it is my nature anyway, but I did not really have high expectations for the return package. Since it was my first swap, I didn't want to complain.  Sometimes life gets in the way of good intentions. That is why keeping a presence on the boards is important.  I am going to be more insistant on 2-way communication in the future. Another point: 5 swaps is a huge amount of work. Take the 12 day of Christmas swap for example. 12 packages. Each on requiring more items than the last. And the postage involved in 12 packages! To just say 5 swaps limit, when some are so huge, I think it should go by how many points are in the swap. And, reading thru the swap threads, one idea of a large is different from another's. So on.
Back to communication: I think it is tell-tale if you see your partner offer to up the points from the beginning on a swap after yours, as the case here... and not be engaging with the first assigned partner. You pretty much can expect to see all the person's time going into that favorite swap. In the end, the items are the proof!
In summary... learn how to read measurements! If you aren't sure, ask the person you are making things for! a SUPRISE IS NO SUPRISE IF IT DOESN'T REMOTELY FIT!


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Post by: crazyda79 on September 26, 2009 02:17:14 PM
I just need to take the time to fill out the questionnaire.  Just being lazy right now but I totally want in!  Can't wait to craft!!!


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Post by: zombiekilla on September 26, 2009 03:30:49 PM
Well I have already signed up and Im super damn excited for the swap! Im just happy to know there are so many of us awesome fatties out there!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 26, 2009 07:24:28 PM
You might want to mention it to the swap mods or organizer if you had a problem with your last swap.  Or there is a board for discussing the swap process in general.


I'd jump in on this swap, but finances are a huge issue right now. I just have to wait for another round.
On the communication issue, My last swap partner answered my questions, but didn't ask me any. It left me with an uneasy feeling.In the end, I think I went overboard, since it is my nature anyway, but I did not really have high expectations for the return package. Since it was my first swap, I didn't want to complain.  Sometimes life gets in the way of good intentions. That is why keeping a presence on the boards is important.  I am going to be more insistant on 2-way communication in the future. Another point: 5 swaps is a huge amount of work. Take the 12 day of Christmas swap for example. 12 packages. Each on requiring more items than the last. And the postage involved in 12 packages! To just say 5 swaps limit, when some are so huge, I think it should go by how many points are in the swap. And, reading thru the swap threads, one idea of a large is different from another's. So on.
Back to communication: I think it is tell-tale if you see your partner offer to up the points from the beginning on a swap after yours, as the case here... and not be engaging with the first assigned partner. You pretty much can expect to see all the person's time going into that favorite swap. In the end, the items are the proof!
In summary... learn how to read measurements! If you aren't sure, ask the person you are making things for! a SUPRISE IS NO SUPRISE IF IT DOESN'T REMOTELY FIT!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: KLKing on September 26, 2009 08:23:59 PM
I decided to live and learn. That one's over now! Good luck with this swap. If anyone needs sewing or sizing advice, feel free to ask. I have close to 30 yrs. experience dealing with large size women.
(Even tho I don't plan on signing up this time), I'm available to help.And I'm good at keeping secrets! K


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Post by: Liralen on September 27, 2009 08:13:27 PM
I'm waiting for my feedback from my first swap, and I planned on not signing up for anything so I would have time to do stuff I've been putting off, but I think I'm going to have to sign up for this one!  If it wasn't for the long crafting period I might not be able to, but this sounds great.  I sew some, but not very good with clothing, and definitely don't have the patience for sweater sized crochet projects, but I'm already plotting what modifications I could to do existing items and have a list of smaller ones. 

I'll send in my info when my first swap is completely over.


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Post by: donniesgirl on September 30, 2009 11:25:47 AM
I think there are a few people waiting for feedback from a swap to sign up.  Yay!


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Post by: lovesclutter on September 30, 2009 11:33:34 AM
I am 99.9% done with my music swap items, so will only be doing one serious craft swap now. I will get my partners finalized this evening in the 44 center so I will be free to focus on my partner, and have so many ideas.

So excited, can't wait to start.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 30, 2009 11:44:37 AM
Yes, I am one of those waiting to get a feedback slot open :)  My partner for the package I already sent should be receiving today or tomorrow at the latest so if she is fast to reply about getting it, I very well will get feedback soon!


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Post by: donniesgirl on October 02, 2009 08:09:19 AM
Ten more days, ten more days, ten more days...  :D


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Post by: lovesclutter on October 02, 2009 08:35:04 AM
Ten more days, ten more days, ten more days...  :D

Plenty of time to get more bbws.

Put the url in your signature.


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Post by: tiffie1023 on October 02, 2009 10:36:25 AM
i can't wait to get my partner!   :-*


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Post by: feverdream on October 02, 2009 03:41:34 PM
I am very tempted to join this swap. It sounds amazing....I'm just worried that I'd be biting off more than I can chew...a month is a long time....but I would want to sew/knit everything from scratch, and I can see this getting really costly/time consuming. I think I will think about it for a few days and then decide...


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Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 02, 2009 06:08:13 PM
I am very tempted to join this swap. It sounds amazing....I'm just worried that I'd be biting off more than I can chew...a month is a long time....but I would want to sew/knit everything from scratch, and I can see this getting really costly/time consuming. I think I will think about it for a few days and then decide...

Time consuming, maybe. I don't think it needs to be costly, though. I put on my questionaire that thrifted materials were ok with me. Maybe you and your partner could work something like that out.


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Post by: lovesclutter on October 02, 2009 06:13:08 PM
I am very tempted to join this swap. It sounds amazing....I'm just worried that I'd be biting off more than I can chew...a month is a long time....but I would want to sew/knit everything from scratch, and I can see this getting really costly/time consuming. I think I will think about it for a few days and then decide...

Time consuming, maybe. I don't think it needs to be costly, though. I put on my questionaire that thrifted materials were ok with me. Maybe you and your partner could work something like that out.

It is on the first page, that recons would be ok, and I plan to recon one item, and try a new craft on the other. I don't sew that great myself.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 02, 2009 06:28:29 PM
I use thrifted sheets a lot to make items like aprons, bags, shirts....so I am TOTALLY all good with thrifted or recycled materials :)

Just signed up!!!! FINALLY!!  Can't wait to get a partner and start.  This and the random swap are my only big swaps now that I sent off on everything else large, and will be sending on the 44 center shortly and the SSS20 is wrapped up on my end, as in all I have to do is send when my 10 partners are ready.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on October 02, 2009 06:33:46 PM
You are such a busy girl. 8)


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 02, 2009 06:40:11 PM
I try :)  I SOOOO have to buckle down and get some Xmas gifts done....hopefully between the random and this swap I can get those done...


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Post by: Liralen on October 02, 2009 08:05:41 PM
Yay, I got my feedback.  Now to sit down and actually fill out the questionnaire.  Sewing machines and I don't always get along, so I don't do too much that requires more than just basic stitching.  But I totally hope to be able to try my hand at a larger embroidery project, maybe stenciling, or otherwise alter garments rather than make them from scratch.

And thrift stores are absolutely wonderful.   

I still have to figure out what I'm doing for holiday presents...


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Post by: feverdream on October 03, 2009 11:38:27 AM
Thrift stores are a good idea, and reconstructing items could work too...I just don't see myself going that route. I dunno, we'll see!

Ok....since I am losing my job in a month and will have absolutely nothing to do the entire month of November...I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and join this swap!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 03, 2009 06:51:44 PM
sent mine in lol!!


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Post by: EnginerdLisa on October 04, 2009 05:53:21 AM
I like how a patchwork skirt sounds.... That will definitely be on my list.  ;D Those never come in my size.
How can I dress like a crazy music teacher without a patchwork skirt? I ask you...

I just made a patchwork skirt for someone, it was so much fun to make.  Picking out all of the different fabrics, perfect for someone like me who goes into the fabric store and wants everything!  There was a lot of time at the sewing machine, but it was all straight stitching, pretty mindless.  I thought I would throw all that out there, so whoever ends up your partner knows how fun they are to make!

If I get feedback on my first swap by the 12th I am signing up for this.  I love the idea behind it, plus I've just really gotten back into sewing so this swap has good timing.


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Post by: zombiekilla on October 04, 2009 12:23:09 PM
I absolutely cannont wait to get my partner for this swap! I love this swap!!!!!!


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Post by: beeker on October 04, 2009 04:51:16 PM
I like how a patchwork skirt sounds.... That will definitely be on my list.  ;D Those never come in my size.
How can I dress like a crazy music teacher without a patchwork skirt? I ask you...

I just made a patchwork skirt for someone, it was so much fun to make.  Picking out all of the different fabrics, perfect for someone like me who goes into the fabric store and wants everything!  There was a lot of time at the sewing machine, but it was all straight stitching, pretty mindless.  I thought I would throw all that out there, so whoever ends up your partner knows how fun they are to make!

If I get feedback on my first swap by the 12th I am signing up for this.  I love the idea behind it, plus I've just really gotten back into sewing so this swap has good timing.


alright I have dibs on you for partner...  ;D


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Post by: deadbathducky on October 04, 2009 05:18:19 PM
I'm in yay!!! ;d

my partner should be happy, alot of my favourite types of clothes can be made from halloween stuff lol.
I like how a patchwork skirt sounds.... That will definitely be on my list.  ;D Those never come in my size.
How can I dress like a crazy music teacher without a patchwork skirt? I ask you...

I just made a patchwork skirt for someone, it was so much fun to make.  Picking out all of the different fabrics, perfect for someone like me who goes into the fabric store and wants everything!  There was a lot of time at the sewing machine, but it was all straight stitching, pretty mindless.  I thought I would throw all that out there, so whoever ends up your partner knows how fun they are to make!

If I get feedback on my first swap by the 12th I am signing up for this.  I love the idea behind it, plus I've just really gotten back into sewing so this swap has good timing.


alright I have dibs on you for partner...  ;D
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I hope I get a patchwork partner too. I love nmbc sally's dress( ie "LOVE that dress lol)


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Post by: AbsurdAnnekuh on October 04, 2009 05:21:45 PM
I'm in yay!!! ;d

my partner should be happy, alot of my favourite types of clothes can be made from halloween stuff lol.


I'm curious what kind of "halloween stuff" you mean.


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Post by: donniesgirl on October 04, 2009 05:27:20 PM
I was so excited when I got a bunch of sign ups this weekend!  :)  Just one little week left!


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Post by: deadbathducky on October 04, 2009 06:28:14 PM

I'm curious what kind of "halloween stuff" you mean.

almost anything(justno witches or demons ie my mum). I once made a sh opping bag out of a skeletongarland and a giant spider web rope decoration ;D  Lol

my mum dosnt let me celebrate Halloween but alotof my style is tim burtnish/gothicy/punk etc. Plus I love spidrs, cats, ghosts and so on lol!
Can wait for partners he he


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Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 04, 2009 07:17:50 PM
I was just wondering, is anyone interested in making pajamas & skirts? I'm primarily a knitter/crocheter. I can do a sweater or a cardigan (or something to that effect) in return. Just wanna see who might be a good match for me ;)


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Post by: zombiekilla on October 04, 2009 09:35:41 PM
I was just wondering, is anyone interested in making pajamas & skirts? I'm primarily a knitter/crocheter. I can do a sweater or a cardigan (or something to that effect) in return. Just wanna see who might be a good match for me ;)

Im going to be sewing for my partner and my big wish was for a cardigan! I would kill for the ability to knit/crochet one my self!


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Post by: Liralen on October 05, 2009 01:57:07 AM
I finally sent in my questionnaire, yay!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 05, 2009 09:00:45 AM
I am a sewer myself, but am not yet to the level to make a full length, hippie-style sundress....that was my big wish :) 

I'm wondering if there is a good match for me out there, as living in FL I don't have a real need for knitted items as even in winter it doesn't get cold enough, often enough to get good use from heavyweight or warm things.  I HAVE been lusting after armwarmers lately...and if made with a lightweight yarn, those may very well be perfect...maybe pair them with a beanie to be considered a 'large wearable' set??  I know nothing about knit or crochet to know if a set like that would be a super large or even still just a medium time- and materials-wise  :-\  Cripes!  I just hope I can make whatever my partner is in the market for!!  That's really what I worry about more than anything in all my swaps!


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Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 05, 2009 09:31:16 AM
Ok here's a little crash course in yarn crafts for you, Sapphire lol If you take the same sized item and reduce the thickness of the yarn and the needle size, it will take longer. For the most part, arm warmer that go up to or just below the elbow are a weekend project (roughly 2 nights of 2-4 hour sittings depending on how fast you are). If you want it with thinner yarn on thinner needles, it'll take a few more 2-4 hour sittings. But even then, I probably wouldn't consider just the armwarmers an extra large. If you add a beanie that's also thin yarn with small needles, I'd bump that up to a large though. But you'd also have to take in to account the quality of yarn (how much your partner has to spend on yarn) and again it'll also depend on how fast of a knitter/crocheter your partner is.

Now, check these armwarmers out. These are "DK" weight yarn which is a lot thinner than worsted weight (think red heart yarn for worsted weight), and are more "spring" weather armwarmers when the weather is mild but you still want something on your arms http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/KSPATTspirogyra.html


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 05, 2009 04:52:39 PM
Thanks for that info, DesignVigilante :)  I somehow figured it would be a large for an armwarmer pair and beanie set, something in my crafter's intuition told me so even with no knitting or crochet knowledge at all!  Getting anxious for partners!!!


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Post by: deadbathducky on October 05, 2009 05:20:22 PM
Thanks for that info, DesignVigilante :)  I somehow figured it would be a large for an armwarmer pair and beanie set, something in my crafter's intuition told me so even with no knitting or crochet knowledge at all!  Getting anxious for partners!!!

*waves hand* me lol!!! i can knit(just learning crochet thro) and i love your items that you make lol!ever think of making a patchwork dress like sally from nmbc?


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Post by: donniesgirl on October 05, 2009 05:35:05 PM
Uh...*raises hand*  Oh wait - I get to pick partners!   ;)  I can sew pretty much anything - pj's included.  And I would LOVE something knitted or crocheted.  I can barely do a dish cloth, and that's debatable.  There is a sweater vest from an old issue of Vogue Knitting I have, but of course it only goes to a large.  I don't know how hard something like that would be to knock off.



I was just wondering, is anyone interested in making pajamas & skirts? I'm primarily a knitter/crocheter. I can do a sweater or a cardigan (or something to that effect) in return. Just wanna see who might be a good match for me ;)


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Post by: Liralen on October 05, 2009 06:42:42 PM
Oh my gosh, I love those arm warmers.  I've been wanting a pair forever.  Even though I crochet, I just haven't gotten around to it.  I'm one of those who has a list a mile long for myself but almost never gets around to it.  Too many projects for other people!  I can be motivated to try something new for someone else when I have an issue doing it for myself. 

I've thought about making sweaters/cardigans but not sure if I want to put the time in for myself.  If I were to have a deadline and a person, though, I could probably kick one out. 

Sweater vest?  As in, open vest or pull over?  I'm starting to like the open vests.  I don't think it would be too hard, but I've never tried so I don't know what I'm talking about. ;)


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Post by: deadbathducky on October 05, 2009 07:32:39 PM
Uh...*raises hand*  Oh wait - I get to pick partners!   ;)  I can sew pretty much anything - pj's included.  And I would LOVE something knitted or crocheted.  I can barely do a dish cloth, and that's debatable.  There is a sweater vest from an old issue of Vogue Knitting I have, but of course it only goes to a large.  I don't know how hard something like that would be to knock off.



I was just wondering, is anyone interested in making pajamas & skirts? I'm primarily a knitter/crocheter. I can do a sweater or a cardigan (or something to that effect) in return. Just wanna see who might be a good match for me ;)

LOL!


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Post by: professionalpineapple on October 05, 2009 07:44:29 PM
I was just wondering, is anyone interested in making pajamas & skirts? I'm primarily a knitter/crocheter. I can do a sweater or a cardigan (or something to that effect) in return. Just wanna see who might be a good match for me ;)

Im going to be sewing for my partner and my big wish was for a cardigan! I would kill for the ability to knit/crochet one my self!

I do too! I can sew, but I have never had any luck with crochet or knitting. I would love a bolero or cardigan, since I'm always a bit too cold. :D


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Post by: feverdream on October 06, 2009 12:11:00 AM
I'm fairly comfortable with sewing, but knitting and crochet are my real talents. My partner will most likely get something knit/crocheted. :)


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Post by: donniesgirl on October 06, 2009 05:13:36 AM
Yes I know sweater vest sounds so grandma-ey but it's this cute winter one with snowflakes.  Ok that still sounds grandma-ey lol. 


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Post by: lovesclutter on October 06, 2009 05:51:22 AM
Yes I know sweater vest sounds so grandma-ey but it's this cute winter one with snowflakes.  Ok that still sounds grandma-ey lol. 

Well, I am a grandma-y person of age, but my thoughts are sooooo young.  But I wear that type of stuff all the time. I call it my vintage bag lady look.


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Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 06, 2009 06:14:05 AM
My main crafts are sewing and jewelry. I have intentionally avoided learning fiber crafts, just because I need another craft like I need an extra hole in my head. Plus, where would the stash live? I'd have to move out some fabric or other supplies, and that just wouldn't do.

So, to make a long story short (too late), I'd be happy matched up with a fiber crafter for a partner. Or another sewer. Like someone else mentioned, I am usually too busy with other projects to sew for myself.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 06, 2009 08:06:42 AM
Looks there are several potential partners out there for me!  I know donniesgirl will pick me a winner *digs in nose 'picking' her own 'winner'*  LOL!  J/K  Butt seriously...hehe...no really, seriously, I can't wait!

I have thought about making a patchwork something, deabathducky, I am about an intermediate sewer, and patchwork from what I hear is TEDIOUS, and I have enough trouble following a pattern through from beginning to end without throwing it in a wad in a corner and huffing off somewhere.  Still honing my skills, but getting better with every sewn project as I find out new and simpler ways to do something, as well as get help from my mom who is an expert sewer :)


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Post by: tiffie1023 on October 06, 2009 12:42:12 PM
all this cardigan talk is happiness! i can't wait! I just hope i get matched with someone who has a similar style....you ladies all seem fantastic!


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Post by: Liralen on October 06, 2009 02:27:09 PM
all this cardigan talk is happiness! i can't wait! I just hope i get matched with someone who has a similar style....you ladies all seem fantastic!

I think everyone here would be a great partner.  I'm getting more and more excited. 

And there's nothing wrong with grandma vintage.  I recently got handed a dress my great grandma (or someone made for her) handmade that has an orange/purple 70's style paisley print top and black bottom... Is it 70's style if it's from the seventies?  I have too many ideas for it to make anything out of it yet.  Chances are it'll end up as a top if I can ever figure out a pattern. 

Jewelry!  I didn't even think about jewelry when I was filling out my questionnaire.  Hemp jewelry and throwing beads on strings are pretty much my most proficient crafts with crochet.  Yarn has just sort of taken over lately.  Once I get my craft area situated (in the distant future), I want to learn how to make the glass beads I love so much. 


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Post by: deadbathducky on October 06, 2009 02:41:50 PM
all this cardigan talk is happiness! i can't wait! I just hope i get matched with someone who has a similar style....you ladies all seem fantastic!

I think everyone here would be a great partner.  I'm getting more and more excited. 

And there's nothing wrong with grandma vintage.  I recently got handed a dress my great grandma (or someone made for her) handmade that has an orange/purple 70's style paisley print top and black bottom... Is it 70's style if it's from the seventies?  I have too many ideas for it to make anything out of it yet.  Chances are it'll end up as a top if I can ever figure out a pattern. 

Jewelry!  I didn't even think about jewelry when I was filling out my questionnaire.  Hemp jewelry and throwing beads on strings are pretty much my most proficient crafts with crochet.  Yarn has just sort of taken over lately.  Once I get my craft area situated (in the distant future), I want to learn how to make the glass beads I love so much. 


i do a bit of jewellery for nyone whos interested lol! :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 06, 2009 05:48:29 PM
I actually did a patchwork skirt for an angel package (in my profile).  The gathering was the tedious part, but I basted all by hand.  Someone was telling me about my serger being able to gather, but I haven't tried it yet since the thread kept breaking on me for a bit there...It took me about 3 weeks to do a knee length one.  The last tier took a week of gathering on its own.  :)  I have strips to do my own black & white, and black & blue one but I haven't quite worked up the momentum to attach the tiers.

Looks there are several potential partners out there for me!  I know donniesgirl will pick me a winner *digs in nose 'picking' her own 'winner'*  LOL!  J/K  Butt seriously...hehe...no really, seriously, I can't wait!

I have thought about making a patchwork something, deabathducky, I am about an intermediate sewer, and patchwork from what I hear is TEDIOUS, and I have enough trouble following a pattern through from beginning to end without throwing it in a wad in a corner and huffing off somewhere.  Still honing my skills, but getting better with every sewn project as I find out new and simpler ways to do something, as well as get help from my mom who is an expert sewer :)

In all seriousness, I can't decide if I'd like a sewer, knitter, or recon-er best!  There is stuff I'd like from any category & I too am bad about sewing for myself.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 07, 2009 05:41:36 AM
As soon as I get a couple slots cleared & handled, I will probably join up. I have the PERFECT project for this-albeit it's crocheted. All depends on the time factor


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 07, 2009 07:24:21 AM
Obviously, I do jewelry like MAD (see avatar to the left  ;D ) so I could end up making my large as a jewelry set instead of clothing as it would be a wearable item!  Only a few more days left!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 07, 2009 11:02:10 AM
Yay, I sent in my epic questionnaire today!  :D
This should be so much fun!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on October 07, 2009 12:36:28 PM
My goodness you ladies are great, I have lurked and watched your conversation and thus I broke down and joined this swap. I also can't wait to see who I get for a partner there are so many interesting people in this thread. I can't wait to meat you all. Happy Crafting ;)


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Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 07, 2009 01:04:55 PM
Yay! More people! This is getting good. ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 07, 2009 01:20:15 PM
I started trying to match people up last night & it's difficult!  :)  So many interests & different crafts...


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Post by: lovesclutter on October 07, 2009 02:17:03 PM
I started trying to match people up last night & it's difficult!  :)  So many interests & different crafts...

And then you have all the allergies to consider. LOL You are doing great, and I love your organizational skills. LOL

I actually practiced a crochet thing, and I think it is turning out really good. There are also a lot of reconstructed stuff here on craftster, the furbaby (something) has tons of ideas.l I can't remember her entire username. 8)

ETA here is one of her posts, check out all her stuff. The boots are to die for, not really, but almost.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318914.0


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 07, 2009 03:46:10 PM
Anyone interested in lingerie?  Someone mentioned it on their questionaire & I figure I'd put it out there since that's difficult to find cute stuff in that fits right sometimes.  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 07, 2009 05:20:15 PM
You know, I didn't think about lingerie lol I'm more of a....night dress and boy shorts kinda girl lol Thats why i put Pajamas on mine because it doesn't have to be all sexy and lacy, just nicely cut to suit my body but still comfy ya know?


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 07, 2009 06:24:34 PM
You know, I didn't think about lingerie lol I'm more of a....night dress and boy shorts kinda girl lol Thats why i put Pajamas on mine because it doesn't have to be all sexy and lacy, just nicely cut to suit my body but still comfy ya know?
Mens 4x Vneck Tshirt & shorts here also   LOL


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 07, 2009 06:58:24 PM
lol - DH doesn't like PJ's so it'd kinda be lost on me.  Probably TMI - sorry.  :o


You know, I didn't think about lingerie lol I'm more of a....night dress and boy shorts kinda girl lol Thats why i put Pajamas on mine because it doesn't have to be all sexy and lacy, just nicely cut to suit my body but still comfy ya know?
Mens 4x Vneck Tshirt & shots here also   LOL


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 07, 2009 07:25:44 PM
I'm a tank top and pj pants kind of girl, but every once it awhile lingerie sounds like something I should investigate.  But I wouldn't know the first thing about making it.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on October 08, 2009 06:58:19 AM
lingerie would be nice, even something lacey...my 10th anniversary is coming up at the end of December...then the hubby couldn't make fun of my "craft cult"

of course I have still to send in my questionairre. I am shipping my advent package tomorrow, it was a really big one, 25 gifts. I made myself not sign up until I get it shipped. I would have been done today, but I left a gourd birdhouse at home that I need to include in my package. Poo!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 08, 2009 08:01:23 AM
I'm waiting for a free slot on my list to sign up.....somewhat patiently


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 08, 2009 11:14:37 AM
Okeydoke, finally have a minute to chat and address all the stuff in the thread that I've missed. Please excuse the randomness as I catch up.
As to super BBW- I'm not sure at what point you become 'super'. Do you get a cape? (Sorry- I'm silly) I think as long as you give accurate and detailed measurements I'd be glad to make things for anyone of any size. Beauty and fashion shouldn't have a weight limit.
As far as this being a costly swap- I have a big enough fabric stash that I could probably clothe all of us for a week, so that keeps the expense down for me. I say that, but i'll probably go buy new fabric, cause I won't have just what I want. And while I'm there, I'll probably buy two more cuts of fabric that I just can't resist.  ::) I'm really excited about making something so detailed and involved, actually.
Those arm warmers are gorgeous and wisted!
I've only done a little bit of patchwork, but I found the detail work of it fun.
Oooo, furbabies stuff just generally rocks. And does she not have killer legs?!
I can only imagine what a headache organising must be, and I salute those of you who take it on. What would we do without you?
And I'm pretty sure I'm the one who mentioned lingerie. :) I like the tshirt and shorts or pj pants thing sometimes too, but I also love pretty lacey stuff (and my guy does too). I find it ludicrous how much plussize lingerie costs, if you can even find it. And it's just not that hard to make. Don't even get me started on thongs- there's what, an eighth of a yard there- tops-  and you want $20 for it?! Crazy. :) Sorry for the possible TMI. ;D


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Post by: tiffie1023 on October 08, 2009 12:00:37 PM
i always sort of wished i was a lingere person, but i usually end up feeling silly.  i like my comfy old navy pj pants and tshirts i've stolen from my daddy.


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Post by: lovesclutter on October 08, 2009 01:11:05 PM
No sexy lingerie for me. LOL, I don't have the need. I don't mind sexy shirts though.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 08, 2009 04:04:54 PM
More on the lingerie note-- first of all, who knew us big girls were such freaks? lolz
Second of all, I agree plus sized lingerie is crazy expensive. Torrid.com has some freaky stuff, but my big problem is that I'm bigger in the chest than I am on bottom, so if I get my size on top I'll have undies that fall off before I even get to the bedroom LOLz
Third of all, for some reason, DH isn't a fan of most lingerie. He's more of a skimpy short shorts and practically see thru tank kinda guy lol I wouldn't mind receiving something like that, especially if it's comfy enough to go to sleep in afterward ;)


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Post by: donniesgirl on October 08, 2009 04:14:24 PM
If you & your partner have both sent, received, & posted pics, you could PM your organizer & ask if she can close you guys out early.  I usually give feedback all at once or in chunks bc it's kind of a pain, but I close people out if they've fulfilled the requirements & ask.  :)


I'm waiting for a free slot on my list to sign up.....somewhat patiently


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on October 08, 2009 04:36:17 PM
Squee, I just posted final for one of my swappers. You are right. This is very hard.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 08, 2009 04:45:52 PM
If you & your partner have both sent, received, & posted pics, you could PM your organizer & ask if she can close you guys out early.  I usually give feedback all at once or in chunks bc it's kind of a pain, but I close people out if they've fulfilled the requirements & ask.  :)



I'm waiting for a free slot on my list to sign up.....somewhat patiently




SENT IN FORM (BIG CHEESY GRIN)



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Post by: AbsurdAnnekuh on October 08, 2009 04:50:32 PM
You know, I had never thought about making lingerie, but now that's it's been mentioned I went looking and found some very nice tutorials that look quite simple and I think I'm going to have to give it a shot.  Custom made garter belt here I come!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Signups til 10/12, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 08, 2009 05:53:53 PM
Www.hipsandcurves.com is a good place to find plus size lingerie. I've never ordered there, but they have a really good selection and might be good for inspiration or wisting. Torrid and Lane Bryant are good, too. Torrid always has great Halloween stuff, and LB comes out with some really nice sets around the Christmas and Valentines seasons. Frederick's has some plus sizes, too, though I think their sizing is a little stingy. (BTW, I', not a deviant, I just worked at LB for 5 years. OK, well, maybe I'm a little bit deviant.)


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Post by: deadbathducky on October 08, 2009 09:53:13 PM
More on the lingerie note-- first of all, who knew us big girls were such freaks? lolz
Second of all, I agree plus sized lingerie is crazy expensive. Torrid.com has some freaky stuff, but my big problem is that I'm bigger in the chest than I am on bottom, so if I get my size on top I'll have undies that fall off before I even get to the bedroom LOLz
lol! um, dare i say this but ive had that happen with pj pants before.notfor the same reason (broken cord) but not a good experience i must say lol!(thankfully no-one was watching :P)


me, Im not much of a lingerie/ sexy pj's kinda girl. that silky fabric gives me shivers at night when it rubs the bed covers(i know that sounds wierd, but its hard to explain lol.)

i guess its kinda like the feeling you get when stockings rub together. i love stockings, but ive had to start to wear long socks because that shivery feeling when stockings rub together is just ugh. lol


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Post by: AbsurdAnnekuh on October 09, 2009 12:03:59 AM
I was always under the impression that the silkier stuff and the lingerie weren't so much for sleeping in.  They're meant to come off before you actually lay down to sleep.  Either way, I know exactly what you mean about the silky fabric and the shivers.


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Post by: Dragonflower on October 09, 2009 07:52:46 AM
first of all, who knew us big girls were such freaks? lolz
*raises hand* I did.  ;D
deadbathducky, hey, we all have our individual squick-makers. Satiny stuff isn't for everyone. :) I don't feel like there's any reason that a woman should like lingerie, just that if she does, she should be able to find it. And find a variety of well- made, affordable options.
And lol @ AbsurdAnnekuh. You'd have to be a sleeping champ to doze off in a lot of lingerie. Comfort is rarely a factor in its design. Of course, there's a lot of sleepwear that's more comfortable but still pretty.


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Post by: donniesgirl on October 09, 2009 09:04:29 AM
I'm all for sleepwear that's pretty and also comfy.  To lounge around the house in.  :)  But I guess that means it's not "sleep" wear. 


first of all, who knew us big girls were such freaks? lolz
*raises hand* I did.  ;D
deadbathducky, hey, we all have our individual squick-makers. Satiny stuff isn't for everyone. :) I don't feel like there's any reason that a woman should like lingerie, just that if she does, she should be able to find it. And find a variety of well- made, affordable options.
And lol @ AbsurdAnnekuh. You'd have to be a sleeping champ to doze off in a lot of lingerie. Comfort is rarely a factor in its design. Of course, there's a lot of sleepwear that's more comfortable but still pretty.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (3 DAYS TO SIGN UP, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on October 09, 2009 10:35:55 AM
I'm all fo both types of sleep wear. Comfy stuff to sit with hot coco next to the fire or the sexy stuff to start the fire in the bedroom...but having a 3 year old makes the latter unpractical for walking around the house, lol.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (3 DAYS TO SIGN UP, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 09, 2009 04:10:29 PM
I'm with kitkat. :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (3 DAYS TO SIGN UP, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on October 10, 2009 07:38:03 AM
I am signing up for this swap as soon as i have the time to fill out the ?aire!  I'm a 'hooker' (crochet) and LOVE the fact that most of you seem to be sewers...er, seamstresses lol.     

About Lingerie- I've found a few crochet patterns for plussize lingerie, but haven't tried any of them yet.  I'll post a link when i have time to find them. (sorry, I'm @ work and have to clock in in a few min)

I've had many probs with lingerie, I have 3 sets.  1 says it's 2X but fits like a large, 1 is toobig in the top and too small in the bottom and the 3rd is small in the top and big on the bottom. (ALL are the same size.  Why can't the clothing industry agree on sizes?!?!)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (3 DAYS TO SIGN UP, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on October 10, 2009 07:44:48 AM
Why can't the clothing industry agree on sizes?!?!)

THAT is the $64,000 question


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (3 DAYS TO SIGN UP, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 10, 2009 09:30:46 AM
Ooh yay another hooker!   ;D

I am signing up for this swap as soon as i have the time to fill out the ?aire!  I'm a 'hooker' (crochet) and LOVE the fact that most of you seem to be sewers...er, seamstresses lol.     



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Post by: Liralen on October 10, 2009 04:02:35 PM
Sounds like we might have enough of an equal amount of sewers and hookers to pair them up with each other.  Spiffy!  I can crochet but most of my wanted items are sewn. 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 10, 2009 08:31:50 PM
I am trying really hard to pair people up based on interests, but there is quite a variety of questionaires!   :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: EnginerdLisa on October 11, 2009 07:50:09 AM
Well, looks like I'm not gonna make it on this one.  Apparently packages take longer to get to Canada than I though.  My partner from my first swap hasn't received, so I can't sign up for another yet.  I am going to be stalking the gallery though, looking forward to seeing all the lovely things, and probably wisting a bunch.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 11, 2009 09:42:41 AM
Ooh yay another hooker!   ;D

I am signing up for this swap as soon as i have the time to fill out the ?aire!  I'm a 'hooker' (crochet) and LOVE the fact that most of you seem to be sewers...er, seamstresses lol.     




old jingle ringing in my head"She's a hooker I'm a hooker & wouldn't you like to be a hooker too"
OK it was "Pepper" but you get the idea


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on October 11, 2009 04:38:09 PM
would anyone want a pretty belt? i really like leathercrafting, but i find most people don't think of it as an option when signing up for swaps  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 11, 2009 05:42:38 PM
would anyone want a pretty belt? i really like leathercrafting, but i find most people don't think of it as an option when signing up for swaps  :)

its really hard to find a leather crafter these days. my dad used to do it :)

do you do stuff other then belts?


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 11, 2009 06:27:40 PM
would anyone want a pretty belt? i really like leathercrafting, but i find most people don't think of it as an option when signing up for swaps  :)

Oooo! Those nice thick belts that you wear high on your waist are really in for plus sizes. :) Cute regular belts are also hard to come by in plus sizes. Do you do studs? That'd be awesome!
Nobody really thinks about leather crafts because not many people actually do it these days. And those who do, might not want to commit to that for a swap. That's great that you do tho!


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Post by: beeker on October 11, 2009 06:40:28 PM
I am now signed up!  ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 11, 2009 07:23:11 PM
I would!  I don't usually think of it bc most people don't put it as an option.  :)  Like ceramics or glass fusing.


would anyone want a pretty belt? i really like leathercrafting, but i find most people don't think of it as an option when signing up for swaps  :)


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Post by: Liralen on October 11, 2009 09:21:34 PM
A belt would be awesome.  I never think of it because it's so hard to find one that actually fits.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on October 12, 2009 06:29:19 AM
A belt would be great, I hadn't even thought of that.  One could even be crocheted, sewn or knitted.  I'm about to send in my questionaire right now  ;D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 12, 2009 08:36:42 AM
Belts would rock!  I think I could figure something up for that....maybe a hemp belt with some rockin' beads?  I could totally do that!  I have some SUPER THICK hemp that would work out well for a belt and some big beads with large holes that would fit on it!  Gotta find my gardener's gloves to work with that...tears the shit out of my hands...


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Post by: Liralen on October 12, 2009 08:43:39 AM
Belts would rock!  I think I could figure something up for that....maybe a hemp belt with some rockin' beads?  I could totally do that!  I have some SUPER THICK hemp that would work out well for a belt and some big beads with large holes that would fit on it!  Gotta find my gardener's gloves to work with that...tears the shit out of my hands...

I've thought about doing the same thing, or crocheting one.  I have a roll of the thick hemp that my ex didn't take when he moved out.  I normally work with the thin stuff.  I used to work a hemp lip balm into the rougher strands when I worked with it every day.  Made it softer and easier on my fingers. 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 12, 2009 08:46:15 AM
Ok I'm planning on ending sign ups at around 8 pm or so CST.  We've had several new signups in the last few days, so I want to make sure I have time to go through everyone's questionaires before sending out partners.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (SIGN UPS END MONDAY, Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 12, 2009 08:53:40 AM
would anyone want a pretty belt? i really like leathercrafting, but i find most people don't think of it as an option when signing up for swaps  :)

I could sure use a quality belt. My weight is changing right now and I'm at that stage where one size is too big and the next size down is just a little too tight. Plus stretch jeans get bigger through the day as you wear them. Before you know it I have people commenting on what color my undies are.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on October 12, 2009 09:28:28 AM
I haven't done studs yet, but it's the same basic concept as putting in a snap (possibly easier), and I know how to do snaps.

I'm not too varied in my leather skills, I know belts and bracelets and coin wallets. But with two sets of alphabet stamps and a few different colours of dye and acrylic paint you can get a lot of variety in what you can make.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 12, 2009 09:30:52 AM
Oh, belts are a great idea! I would never have thought to ask for one because leathercrafting never crossed my mind- I don't really know anyone who does it. My waist is smaller than my gigantic booty, so jeans always gap at the back for me and belts are essential.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 12, 2009 09:52:26 AM
Ok I'm planning on ending sign ups at around 8 pm or so CST.  We've had several new signups in the last few days, so I want to make sure I have time to go through everyone's questionaires before sending out partners.

Thank you for the time quote!  Now I can stop checking in at work because I'm antsy.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on October 12, 2009 10:53:13 AM
i've ALWAYS wanted a studded leather belt like my cute skinny friends had, but I could never find one in my size.  THis makes me wish I had put that as my big wish item.

So excited for 8:00!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 12, 2009 02:50:00 PM
I haven't done studs yet, but it's the same basic concept as putting in a snap (possibly easier), and I know how to do snaps.

I'm not too varied in my leather skills, I know belts and bracelets and coin wallets. But with two sets of alphabet stamps and a few different colours of dye and acrylic paint you can get a lot of variety in what you can make.

on the studs issue, they are kinda easier then snaps. 1 piece for each stud.

CRAFT TIP!!!!
another way to do studs is to use split pins. i had this bag to stud in the RHPS swap and didnt know how i was going to do it(i had the wrong studs at the time and couldnt find any in the shops)

i made a small cut in the seam of the lining and then poked the pins through and "split" the backs lol(use a nail file or something to split the backs so your fingers dont hurt lol).then sewed the lining back up. it takes more time then normal studding but worked fine ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 12, 2009 05:51:04 PM
Organizational Note!

Everyone should have partners & their questionaires now.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 12, 2009 06:06:01 PM
Yay!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on October 12, 2009 06:23:52 PM
Awesome! I'm so excited to get crafting! My partners both seem fantastic! :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on October 12, 2009 08:17:49 PM
I love my partner! Excellent job on matching us up!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 12, 2009 08:24:18 PM
I'm part of a 3-way  ;D  :-*  LOL!  Am off for 2 days from work, so should have time to form up some ideas and get some questions out!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 12, 2009 09:12:25 PM
yay for partners :D im so excited!!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on October 12, 2009 10:01:15 PM
This swap is going to be so awesome, my partner is great!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on October 13, 2009 02:08:41 AM
Yay, at last partners! I've been dying to get started. :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on October 13, 2009 04:01:06 AM
Excellent!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on October 13, 2009 05:19:59 AM
I am so happy about my partner. Steam punk is new to me, so it will be a fun challenge. I hope I can make something she will like ;D!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 13, 2009 07:13:25 AM
There was a lot of variety on the questionaires (style, crafts, etc) so it will be really interesting to see what people make! 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on October 13, 2009 09:01:46 AM
We only got partners last night and I have already had my first swap nightmare! I dreamed the send out date was 11-1. I seriously had to get on the compy in the middle of the night to make sure I wasn't losing my mind! lol


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 14, 2009 05:26:21 AM
Here are a couple tutes that might be of interest to some of you :)

This one was on someone's questionaire & I might have to make myself one now.  ;)  I'm tall so hoodies are always end up like crop tops with highwater sleeves after I wash them (don't manuracturers know to pre-shrink fabrics?)

http://making-your-own-style.fabsugar.com/603430

And the ever popular patchwork twirly skirt, which was mentioned on several questionaires.  :)  I used the following tute, but updated it for an adult, of course, using 6" squares.

http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/05/patchwork-circle-skirt.html

And aprons!  Here are a bunch of patterns...

http://tipnut.com/56-free-apron-patterns-you-can-make/

zombiekilla - Relax!  :)



Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 14, 2009 10:57:58 AM
My partner and seem to have very similar styles, so I think it will work out well. BTW, insane_aktor, the blog link in your profile wasn't working. I have some ideas already, but if you get your blog link fixed or start a wists, let me know and I will check it out.  ;)

If anyone wants to make one of those scalloped aprons with the 5 billion yards of bias tape, pm me first, I have some tips. I had so much trouble with the bias tape and the fabric pulling out of it that I came up with my own way of putting them together. You can see the one I made for a swap here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304061.10
It is a very flattering pattern, though, and doesn't really need to be enlarged for plus sizes.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 14, 2009 11:04:06 AM
My partner and seem to have very similar styles, so I think it will work out well. BTW, insane_aktor, the blog link in your profile wasn't working. I have some ideas already, but if you get your blog link fixed or start a wists, let me know and I will check it out.  ;)

If anyone wants to make one of those scalloped aprons with the 5 billion yards of bias tape, pm me first, I have some tips. I had so much trouble with the bias tape and the fabric pulling out of it that I came up with my own way of putting them together. You can see the one I made for a swap here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304061.10
It is a very flattering pattern, though, and doesn't really need to be enlarged for plus sizes.
OMG Wisting that apron!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: KLKing on October 14, 2009 01:39:41 PM
This one was on someone's questionaire & I might have to make myself one now.  ;)  I'm tall so hoodies are always end up like crop tops with highwater sleeves after I wash them (don't manuracturers know to pre-shrink fabrics?)
Actually, It's up to the fabric manufacturer to pre-shrink, but it doesn't happen. You can be sure any poly/cotton blend is better to hold it's size. 100% cotton, forget it. And rayon, shrinks even more.
I was once a pattern-maker for a garment dying operation, and it was my job to calculate shrinkage, so that the patterns were made large enough proportionally to the exact shrinkage. This way, we did mass cutting, of raw goods, then the main seams were sewn, then they were tye-dyed, then back for the finish detail sewing.
But this was a small shop. The larger companies cannot handle that kind of laundry.

If anyone is interested in doing shrinkage calculations for a dye project, or any thing else that's washed later,
Here's how:
Take a half yard+, and measure the exact width. Then , put 2 safety pins to mark exactly 18", or 36" of the length,leave pins in.  Launder it with the dryer, and press.
Then, measure again. You will see that the length and width shrinks differently. It's usually the length that shrinks more.
Convert this into percentages... and add that amount to your pattern, making sure to add the correct percentage to the width, and also the length.
Example: It shrank 3.6" in length for a yard. That's 10% So, Add 10% to the length of each Pattern piece.So if the Pattern piece measures 10", then you add 1". And it will shrink up perfect!
HOPE This is helpful to someone!
K



Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 14, 2009 08:22:09 PM
Yep - I tend to like 100% cotton best & you can bet anything with sleeves ends up too short on me.   ;D  I pre shrink my own fabrics before sewing but I don't have a lot of choice with the stores.  Although I have my work clothes professionally laundered & that seems to help some.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 14, 2009 09:59:39 PM
Has anyone seen my pattern for that ___? This is a running theme in my place right now & DH keeps saying "it's in storage" ARGH! I can't wait until they finish the house I need my craft room!


no I'm not stressed   LOL!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on October 14, 2009 10:19:12 PM
Has anyone seen my pattern for that ___? This is a running theme in my place right now & DH keeps saying "it's in storage" ARGH! I can't wait until they finish the house I need my craft room!


no I'm not stressed   LOL!

I TOTALLY understand you here. I was looking for a pattern a few days ago, and I found the envelope and the pieces for all of the other views except the view I'm trying to make! I move about once a year, so I have boxes that I never unpack, and I'm sure that pattern has to be in one of these boxes somewhere.....but what a pain!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 15, 2009 09:54:54 AM
I must have really long arms, because pretty much anything knitted, sweaters, hoodies, etc, always ends up too short for me. It doesn't help that I like sleeves to be a little longer anyway. I'll definitely have to try that tute- thanks, donniesgirl!
Yay, partners! Off to do more stalking.  ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on October 15, 2009 10:24:20 AM
I don't tend to have any issues with arm length.  i have a long torso and I'm tall so I do have issues with 'floor/ankle' length skirts that end up 6 in shorter and shirts that are too short. (I spent over $200 several yrs ago on a Ren Faire dress, the dress is fine but the corset that goes with it is too short >:(  the shop doesn't make long torso ones)

I've finally been able to look at my parter's (yay, I got the organizer for a partner!) WIST and I have several pattern possabilites ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 15, 2009 02:28:36 PM
I have heard back on my questions to my partner and have lots of ideas, and I do believe I may have a list of items already ironed out :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 15, 2009 05:46:23 PM
This is only my second swap, but I think I figured out why I want to do more and more.  It gets me to explore new techniques and crafts and improve my skills.  I need to test a couple things and see if some ideas are going to be feasible.  But it's going to be so much fun!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on October 15, 2009 09:32:36 PM
I'm off to the thrift store tomorrow, to see if I can find some skirts or dresses to chop up. I've got two different ideas for a large item, and I want to see if I can find fabric to make one of them work. Otherwise, I've got a fabric.com coupon that's just itching to get used. :D



Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on October 16, 2009 01:26:58 AM
Bought some lovely supplies yesterday! And got started on one of my items, it's progressing nicely!

:)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on October 16, 2009 08:57:07 AM
I walked accross the street last night to see if I could find an appropriate yarn for one of my projects and found Walmart had marked down all their simplysoft eco to $1 (and a bunch of other yarns)!!!!!! *happiness*  It wasn't what I was looking for, but I think I'll still be able to use some of it for the large item or extras :)  i hope to get to a REAL craft store today to get what I really need.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 16, 2009 09:58:29 AM
I'm doing my fabric shopping tonight. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.  ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 16, 2009 07:10:45 PM
I went shopping tonight.  I almost bought myself some wool suiting fabric to make some skirts for work.  Bad!   :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 16, 2009 07:56:57 PM
I've started looking for the supplies to make my items :D I have most items worked out so far yay!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 16, 2009 09:04:15 PM
I walked accross the street last night to see if I could find an appropriate yarn for one of my projects and found Walmart had marked down all their simplysoft eco to $1 (and a bunch of other yarns)!!!!!! *happiness*  It wasn't what I was looking for, but I think I'll still be able to use some of it for the large item or extras :)  i hope to get to a REAL craft store today to get what I really need.
hmmmm maybe I hear a call to Wally world after work Sat...No bad girl-gotta go LYS.....but I could shop & not buy (DH laughing in background & hands me $40)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 16, 2009 09:05:02 PM
Ok I'm 100% planned. Now I need to buy the supplies.


Btw my "large" is going to be more of an "Extra large" because of time. It'll probably take me the entire time once I get my supplies (to give you an idea, probably 3-4 times a week, 3-4 hour sittings for the next 4 weeks). Is it ok if any other items are just extra store bought items?  


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on October 16, 2009 09:47:37 PM
Ok I'm 100% planned. Now I need to buy the supplies.


Btw my "large" is going to be more of an "Extra large" because of time. It'll probably take me the entire time once I get my supplies (to give you an idea, probably 3-4 times a week, 3-4 hour sittings for the next 4 weeks). Is it ok if any other items are just extra store bought items?  
I know its not up to me, but Im a-ok with it! Im so stoked! ps. I didnt see any jammie's on your wist.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 16, 2009 10:59:26 PM
I know its not up to me, but Im a-ok with it! Im so stoked! ps. I didnt see any jammie's on your wist.

well if you're ok with it, im sure donniesgirl will be fine with it. I just wanted to double check :)
BTW I'm having a really difficult time finding cute pajamas to add to my wist. Maybe that's why I'm requesting them lol I'll do some more surfing and see if I can add some more.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 17, 2009 07:43:50 AM
I have my ____________ supplies with me at work today, and have a medium halfway finished for Liralen :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on October 17, 2009 08:44:32 AM
i'm so excited! my partner seems amazing, and i'm sitting down this weekend as soon as i'm off work to start laying out my pattern!

everyone cross your fingers for me!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on October 17, 2009 10:57:04 AM
I need a little kid-free time to go shopping.  ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 17, 2009 11:22:25 AM
If your partner is ok with it, I'm ok with it.


Ok I'm 100% planned. Now I need to buy the supplies.


Btw my "large" is going to be more of an "Extra large" because of time. It'll probably take me the entire time once I get my supplies (to give you an idea, probably 3-4 times a week, 3-4 hour sittings for the next 4 weeks). Is it ok if any other items are just extra store bought items?  


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 17, 2009 11:25:38 AM
Unfortunately, I am sickly and had to work through my lunch break this week.  I keep changing my mind on a pattern two rows in and doing something different, but I think I have it now!  And I have a couple different patterns to choose from for the large.  Now to finish up a quick project for my son, go lust after yarn at the store before choosing something, and I can get cracking.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on October 17, 2009 12:06:42 PM
I've been staying up way too late each night for the past week fiddling with patterns. I think on average I got 5 hours sleep a night and it's finally starting to catch up with me. I'm exhausted! Anyway, I downloaded a pattern and printed it out at home. Then I had to tape all the pages together which was not fun at all. Last night I calculated all the measurements and drew up diagrams to resize the pattern. Hopefully tonight after work I can draw up all the pieces in the right size. Can't wait to start sewing! BTW- I have 2 of 3 projects planned...haven't completely decided on the 3rd yet.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on October 17, 2009 12:46:53 PM
I on a roll I have about 10% finished on my large and I have all my materials for my medium. I'm having a blast there is so much that I want to do I am going to have to restarin my self, lol.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 17, 2009 03:40:27 PM
I got materials for my medium & started gathering materials for my large.  My large is like an extra large, too, so it'll take a bit to gather all the fabric for it.  But I'm going to start the medium today - yay!  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 18, 2009 07:42:00 AM
I got the SWEETEST compliment from my DH last night...I was going over my planning with him-came with with what I'm making, describing it (he took me to joanns to help after our date)and then said, "I love watching you light up when you have decided on a project & explain it & I can see what your describing" --he is so sweet
THEN this morning--he came with an idea to help it along!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 18, 2009 08:04:55 AM
I got the SWEETEST compliment from my DH last night...I was going over my planning with him-came with with what I'm making, describing it (he took me to joanns to help after our date)and then said, "I love watching you light up when you have decided on a project & explain it & I can see what your describing" --he is so sweet
THEN this morning--he came with an idea to help it along!

Aw, that is very sweet. Does he have a single brother?  ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on October 18, 2009 09:30:50 AM
my partner and i are doing two larges instead of a medium and a large, but we're both totally happy with what we're going to be getting. i love getting compatable partners!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 18, 2009 09:42:29 AM
I got the SWEETEST compliment from my DH last night...I was going over my planning with him-came with with what I'm making, describing it (he took me to joanns to help after our date)and then said, "I love watching you light up when you have decided on a project & explain it & I can see what your describing" --he is so sweet
THEN this morning--he came with an idea to help it along!

Aw, that is very sweet. Does he have a single brother?  ;)

Several??? ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on October 18, 2009 10:09:27 AM
I am about 3 rows into the back piece of my large (I'm pretty sure it'll end up an extra large too.  I'm really liking how it's looking so far ;D)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on October 18, 2009 12:21:00 PM
I wont lie, I havent actually started yet! but I have been brainstorming and I have a huge folder full of ideas!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 18, 2009 04:14:54 PM
I completed one medium at work today, but cannot go much further at the moment as I have another swap due out in about 2 weeks and a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG overdue personal swap item that is being a big pain and has thrown me for a loop  >:(  Hope to be back on track with more items completed soon!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 18, 2009 05:06:36 PM
I won't be able to work alot on my items for the next 2 weeks due to exams, but I have everything ready for when I finish ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 19, 2009 09:42:17 AM
I have most of my planning and shopping done, but that's about as far as I am. :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on October 19, 2009 11:44:56 AM
I have plans, lots of beatiful plans...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 19, 2009 02:43:44 PM
I have my 2 days off again tomorrow and the next so am REALLY hoping to get some other things set out and possibly started on this swap.  I gathered up a bunch of materials for a couple projects I have in mind, and should be digging out some patterns tomorrow between breaks on other projects.  FINALLY think I have that personal swap item I have been agonizing over figured out  ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 19, 2009 06:26:03 PM
Half a project left to go before I can spend most of my energy on this.  I've got patterns for one and settled on projects for small and medium... and hopefully time for an extra! 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 21, 2009 06:18:13 AM
planning & stuff done a one-medium done a couple smalls-heheheheh Joanns is so much fun, have another personal item to finish up & scored the supplies for $4 last night...gotta love those coupons

On another note, We are not allowed to dress for 10/31 at work-unless we want to do something with like out hair (thanx to a gal last year who wore something provocative) now I don't "do up my hair" on day to day basis, why would I on 10/31-I was going to wear my fav Crafters Tshirt (skull & crossed hooks) but the RM nixed it-so I'm wearing it on my days off & get TONS of compliments on it at the craft stores where I hunt er shop at. So there you have it. I was think of puttng something on the back, not sure what though. Maybe a catchy phrase. Like I do Swaps  LOL Remember I live in Salt Lake City.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 21, 2009 08:25:54 AM
On another note, We are not allowed to dress for 10/31 at work-unless we want to do something with like out hair (thanx to a gal last year who wore something provocative) now I don't "do up my hair" on day to day basis, why would I on 10/31-I was going to wear my fav Crafters Tshirt (skull & crossed hooks) but the RM nixed it-so I'm wearing it on my days off & get TONS of compliments on it at the craft stores where I hunt er shop at. So there you have it. I was think of puttng something on the back, not sure what though. Maybe a catchy phrase. Like I do Swaps  LOL Remember I live in Salt Lake City.

Don't you just wonder what some people are thinking sometimes?  I have seen so many inappropriate things from the people in our call centers.  I mean, I get that it's casual, but if underwear should cover it, I don't want to see it.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 21, 2009 08:36:50 AM
How about "I swap... do you?" Haha
I hate it when one person's misbehavior ruins things for everyone else. I work for a corporation which has a ridiculously lax dress code ( mohawks, purple hair, combat boots and piercings are a-ok) but there's always a few people who have to push it too far.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on October 21, 2009 11:00:02 AM
I've got all my ideas and materials in line now! I'm so excited for how it's going to turn out, because the stuff I've got is simply gorgeous. :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 21, 2009 06:44:12 PM
I've got all my ideas and materials in line now! I'm so excited for how it's going to turn out, because the stuff I've got is simply gorgeous. :D

Gorgeous  :o  I'm down for that  ;D

I FINISHED MY PERSONAL SWAP PACKAGE!!!!  FINALLY!  Well, I finished it yesterday, but can't remember if I posted here that I did??

I actually did no swap crafting today and rewarded myself with doing ME projects...like a take-out totebag with sushi and Chinese foods all over it for our dinners out at the hibachi restaurant...and also 2 Velcro wallets.  Oh, yeah, actually I did do one small item as a swap item for my FOCR 'prize' to go into for shipment to it's new home.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on October 22, 2009 04:05:38 PM
I am in desparate need of a supply run...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on October 22, 2009 11:24:15 PM
I am in desparate need of a supply run...

make that two of us! lol


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on October 23, 2009 10:14:39 AM
I'll be working on my large again this afternoon.  I gave myself yesterday and this morning off to make Brain Slugs for my husband's halloween costume,  I finished the last one this morning!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 23, 2009 12:36:59 PM
I did some more gathering for my large at lunch.  I'm hoping to finish the medium this weekend & maybe get started on the large. 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 23, 2009 07:23:16 PM
Gah.  I just cannot get this to work.  I think I had better put the idea and project on the back burner and start on something else.  Grr.

I'm going to change the pattern one more time and then I'll come back to it later if it doesn't work.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on October 24, 2009 05:09:52 AM
I am progressing really nicely. I have one item down, am halfway through another item, have ordered more supplies, and still waiting on the supplies for the main item I have planned, which I can't wait to start on!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 24, 2009 08:33:23 AM
Took tomorrow off from my job, my friends and I are doing a poker tourney at their house and I don't wanna have to cut out before the game is complete because I have to work!  How LAME!  So...when I get up tomorrow, I hope to be able to work on a couple projects from my random swap, and get started on more items for this one.  Still just have my one medium completed...I do have another portable project I can take to work, just have to figure out how I want to do it and get the supplies together and bring it in :)  I feel like I get more crafting done at work than I do at home!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on October 24, 2009 10:50:49 AM
I hit the jackpot at Good Will today for recon items and other supplies. All I should need now are notions.  Plus found some great stuff for me and to recon for gifts! ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on October 24, 2009 12:10:39 PM
You people all get to work so fast! It's intimidating. I haven't even started sewing yet.

I have finished sketching, though. I'm excited, since my large is going to be super comfy and easy to fit, but really stylish too, at least I hope. I would certainly wear it, in any case.  ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on October 24, 2009 02:41:29 PM
I am progressing really nicely. I have one item down, am halfway through another item, have ordered more supplies, and still waiting on the supplies for the main item I have planned, which I can't wait to start on!

Wow, you are fast! I'm so excited!! I think I may need to order some supplies online because I can't seem to find what I'm looking for around here. :/


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on October 24, 2009 02:44:45 PM
 >:( i just completely missed my feild of opportunity to get my supplies. the only store in the city is only open during my work hours, and closed on sunday. i don't really trust my dad to get what i want, as much as i explain it, so i'll have to wait until next saturday. but it's completely planned out, so at least i know what i have to do once i can get my supplies.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 24, 2009 03:02:55 PM
You people all get to work so fast! It's intimidating. I haven't even started sewing yet.

I have finished sketching, though. I'm excited, since my large is going to be super comfy and easy to fit, but really stylish too, at least I hope. I would certainly wear it, in any case.  ;)
ARGH!!!!!!
know that little saying on the label to always buy enough for the completed project? Guess who iggy it?


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 24, 2009 05:26:13 PM
I finished my medium today & did more gathering for my large.  :)  I'm prewashing, so I'll start cutting next!  :)

I don't know what I'm going to do for my small.  :)  Any ideas?


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 24, 2009 07:48:18 PM

I don't know what I'm going to do for my small.  :)  Any ideas?

something for the purse?


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 24, 2009 07:52:16 PM
What purse?  :)


I don't know what I'm going to do for my small.  :)  Any ideas?

something for the purse?


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on October 24, 2009 10:06:35 PM
AAARRRGGGG >:(!!!!! I was almost finished my large and then found a major mistake and now have to scrap what I have and start over.......I could undo the stitching, but it takes so much time......Not to mention I was sick all week during my reading break and couldn't get any thing done ::).... Bah oh well back to the grind stone....



Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 25, 2009 02:43:11 AM
AAARRRGGGG >:(!!!!! I was almost finished my large and then found a major mistake and now have to scrap what I have and start over.......I could undo the stitching, but it takes so much time......Not to mention I was sick all week during my reading break and couldn't get any thing done ::).... Bah oh well back to the grind stone....



awwww.that sucks when that happenes  >:( Don't worry, I had the same problem so we are even lol. Thought I would start working on ur items before exams on friday 30th oct  but of course I mucked it up. I'm going to wait until after exams to restart lol


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on October 25, 2009 06:18:43 AM
ARGH!!!!!!
know that little saying on the label to always buy enough for the completed project? Guess who iggy it?

 :o I've done that before (with yarn).  I've went out and bought more and finished the project without being able to tell the diff between the dye lots.   I even had someone switch labels on similar colored varigated and I didn't realize it til I finished the project! (Luckily it's only noticeable if you take a close look and adds character to it :))


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 25, 2009 07:47:42 AM
Working on things for my random swap today and will be getting supplies together to make a _____________ and taking them to work tomorrow.  Work is hella busy with it being snowbird season in FL now....the roads are all constipated with senior citizens  :P  so you know they're all calling in to get cable hooked back up!!  ARGH!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 25, 2009 09:38:49 AM
Took tomorrow off from my job, my friends and I are doing a poker tourney at their house and I don't wanna have to cut out before the game is complete because I have to work!  How LAME!  So...when I get up tomorrow, I hope to be able to work on a couple projects from my random swap, and get started on more items for this one.  Still just have my one medium completed...I do have another portable project I can take to work, just have to figure out how I want to do it and get the supplies together and bring it in :)  I feel like I get more crafting done at work than I do at home!

I feel the same way.  At work I have a dedicated time to sit and work on projects without thinking of the million and one other things I have to do at home.  Unfortunately, I have to work through my lunch break again this week to make up hours.  Bah on sickness and dr appointments.  But I did finish the other project that I had to do so now I can work on this swap.  And I finally settled on a design for my medium.  I don't care what I think, I'm finishing it all the way through this time.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on October 25, 2009 03:03:27 PM
grrr...i'm so frustrated, it's hard to stay motivated when you have the cold from hell   :P


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 25, 2009 06:45:59 PM
grrr...i'm so frustrated, it's hard to stay motivated when you have the cold from hell   :P

I'm just getting over one of those, so I completely understand.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 25, 2009 08:07:23 PM
I have been cut cut cutting & my thumb is sore.   :P  Time for new shears.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on October 25, 2009 08:22:26 PM
Quote
grrr...i'm so frustrated, it's hard to stay motivated when you have the cold from hell   

Ugh... Our whole house hears you, we have been sick all blood week.....


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 26, 2009 08:33:06 AM
ARGH!!!!!!
know that little saying on the label to always buy enough for the completed project? Guess who iggy it?
I am so bad about doing that myself, so I feel for you.

I went camping this weekend, so I didn't get anything done, but I did make my mind up about something that I didn't have figured out yet while staring at the campfire.  :)
I have my materials and should start cutting tonight. Yay!  :D
I'm a bit stumped on the small too.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on October 28, 2009 08:14:49 AM
I have one object crocheted, and I am darn proud of it. I am not a crocheter to speak, so I had to figure this one out. It took about 5 hours total. I also have an item I plan to refurb, and it needs to be washed first to see if it shrinks, but I have a couple of back ups if I mess up the first one. One small I made I gave to my trainer at my new job, so I know I can make another one in about an hour. I have one other swap I need to get crafting on, but I have all the items planned out.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 28, 2009 08:42:20 AM
Got flaked on by my Random swap partner...she applied to have her acct deleted from craftster...so needless to say I'm positive she isn't sending.  Wouldn't you think if you were gonna drop off the site MAYBE it would be in good taste and manners to just send me a PM and TELL me instead of someone else finding out and telling me?

Anyway, rant over...this just means I have ALL my attention focused back on this swap.  I have a couple other swaps going on, but those are either supply swaps or I have already finished crafting and/or sent and am just needing feedback.  Glad it looks like I am drawing to a close on my swaps with enough time to finish up some Xmas presents before the crazy holiday season!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 28, 2009 01:59:07 PM
I don't get flakers.  I would feel so bad to flake on someone.

I'm still pre-washing & cutting for my one large.  And I think I figured out the small...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on October 29, 2009 06:22:38 AM
I don't see how anyone could flake on you thesapphiremoon. I guess because anyone stalking you knows how great your stuff is and they are selfish and just want stuff for themselves.

Donniesgirl, I do appreciate the long crafting time, because I am now into my regular schedule at work, and there have been so many changes in my life. Thank goodness I got The Sexy Turtles one item done. I am going to finally have some free time to catch up on laundry today, and will be off tomorrow and saturday. I need to get a couple of things done for my partner in this swap, get crackalackin on the cocktail swap and make some progress on a personal swap.

My 44 cent swap is about wrapped up. Thanks to KLKing I feel confident to do the recon for turtle.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 29, 2009 07:54:16 AM
Finally a day off-a few appointments in the AM & then finishing ONE OTHER SWAP this afternoon before Corp Regional mtg Sheesh so much for A DAY OFF lol
got THE "PROBLEM" fixed & I feels it's pretty kewl


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on October 30, 2009 07:24:08 AM
Got flaked on by my Random swap partner...she applied to have her acct deleted from craftster...so needless to say I'm positive she isn't sending.  Wouldn't you think if you were gonna drop off the site MAYBE it would be in good taste and manners to just send me a PM and TELL me instead of someone else finding out and telling me?

Anyway, rant over...this just means I have ALL my attention focused back on this swap.  I have a couple other swaps going on, but those are either supply swaps or I have already finished crafting and/or sent and am just needing feedback.  Glad it looks like I am drawing to a close on my swaps with enough time to finish up some Xmas presents before the crazy holiday season!

I'm sorry your partner flaked out on you. Did you already send to her? I'm in that swap too, I would be glad to send you a random crafty package.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 30, 2009 09:24:02 AM
Nope, we did not yet send to each other...thank GOD!  Thank you for your offer, but I just chose to drop out as I already have so much else goin on IRL, and decided to join a couple supply swaps and needed the slot for doing that.  I'm in need of supplies right now being short on cash, and trying to get some things paid off and stay ahead on things for once!!  So it all worked out in the end :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 30, 2009 09:50:58 AM
Well DH got a notice he's being laid off - his company his shutting his division down.   >:(  I hate it when companies do that right before the holidays.  It's much harder to find something when people are on vacation.  TG I pretty much have my supplies for this one - it's super budget time!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on October 30, 2009 12:35:20 PM
Donniesgirl, I'm so sorry- that does suck, especially being so close to the holidays.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on October 30, 2009 12:51:58 PM
So sorry Donniesgirl. My job ended 12/5 and I just now got back to work, but I am optimistic.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on October 30, 2009 01:14:31 PM
Ack.  Sorry to hear about the layoffs.  Everyone here is on pins and needles to see how the budget cuts/layoffs/union negotiations are going to fall out.  Just let me get through the holiday season.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on October 30, 2009 02:36:15 PM
I'm sorry to hear about the layoffs also. I'm actually getting laid off myself. My last day is on Monday. I'm actually tremendously excited to be done with my job though. I'm going back to school in January for art and I never would of done it if I was able to keep my job.

Like lovesclutter said, it's best to stay optimistic. Good things can come out of a layoff. :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 30, 2009 05:20:30 PM
Dang, this economy SUCKS so bad!!  So sorry to hear about the lay off, I know exactly how you feel.  I can't believe my wife got hired back at the same company she was laid off from, in another position, and only lost .37/hr!  I feared the worst, like $2-3 less an hour.  Chin up, I'm sure it will all work out in the end :)

Finally got the better part of my office organized!!  Still working out a few things, good thing there are 2 supply swaps going on that I am a part of...lots to liquidate, and will get great stuff in return.  I've gotten some of my best supplies from swaps!  I have a medium-large item already complete from a pattern I did a while back, just pulled it out during cleaning, so one more item off the list :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on October 30, 2009 07:37:56 PM
poor baby...this economy is terrible!!!!! i hate that i'm crossing my fingers every day ho9ping that my business will be open tomorrow, it's such a terrible feeling.  i keep trying to drown my sorrows in craftiness, but the flu has sort of thrown everything up in the air and now i feel very discombobulated.

i vote for massive hugs for all my fellow crafters.  hugs to all and i hope that everything will start looking up for everyone soon.

HUG HUG!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on October 31, 2009 12:08:57 AM
alas we to are being down graded at work and one of the big things we will be losing is paid vacation!  :'( The boy is actually my supervisor at work so as soon as we found that out we put in for vacation lol! but man do we need it! with weekends counted I dont have to be back to work for 11 days! and we have just enough points saved up to go to a sweet hotel with an indoor water park! woot!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 31, 2009 06:48:26 AM
well, I HAVE good news! We are not losing people, we are hiring & Holidays are the busiest-AND I start school 11/20 for computer programming & Criminal justice, I should be done with my holiday swaps & family presents just in time for school. My RM even said he's arrange for me to get time off (classes are M-TH 6pm-10 PM) my hours are 9a-7pm M-F & 9a-4p Sat--So life gives you lemons & I added a little sugar & got lemonaide!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 31, 2009 07:39:16 AM
Yeah the good news is he gets severance, so we may use some of my vacation time over Christmas to take a road trip we've been talking about doing.  So there's your lemonaid.  ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on October 31, 2009 06:52:29 PM
sorry for the lack of communication, my computer has been on the fritz since tuesday. but i was able to go supply shopping today, and i even got the man at the counter to give a demonstration so i now know how to properly do it.

it's so funny to walk into a leather store the way i am. it's a huge country feel, the men wearing cowboy hats and cowboy boots with plaid shirts and huge beards, and everywhere you look there's something to do with a horse. and there i am with my shaved to the head hair and manson hoodie and punk jewellry, and everyone just stares.

but the owner is incredibly nice, and as a guy was ringing me up, the owner came up and pointed out one of my supplies was 70% off, so i saved like 15 dollars. (life lesson alert) it just goes to show that you don't have to fit in the same crowds to be decent people to each other.  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on October 31, 2009 08:41:50 PM
Ugh, I wish I had time to sew this weekend. Busy busy busy. I hope I can get finished on time.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on November 01, 2009 12:10:06 AM
sorry to hear about the layoff guys *hugs*

my dad is on a major blitz right now so i may not get much time on craftster over the next week or so, but i am finally officially craftingfor this swap, and i like what i see so far :D! crafting madly will come after wednesday :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 01, 2009 06:38:42 AM
Gala that is a great story. I am intrigued by everyone I meet and always want to know their stories. I'll be you made a good impression on the employees and enabled them to be maybe a little less judgmental.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on November 01, 2009 12:00:38 PM
we are heading out on vacation but I will have my crack berry with me so I can check in still!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 02, 2009 05:16:56 AM
I think I've finally prewashed all my fabric, so I just have to cut the rest & sort it to start my large...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on November 02, 2009 05:21:54 AM
I've started the front of my large.  It's going much faster than the back pc as I get used to the stitch :)  i can't wait to see the finished ______! (I have pics from the pattern, of course but that is very different from a finished product in your hands.)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on November 02, 2009 11:39:13 AM
finally purchased some supplies... ;)...I think I need to take a "sick" day to work on my things. I have so many things going on right now, I may be ill the day after my concert next week. I think that is a wonderful idea...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on November 03, 2009 03:39:09 AM
Still doing well, have just had new idea for other item, and have started gathering things I need. In progress for another item.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 03, 2009 06:03:49 AM
FINALLY hoping to start on and possibly finish my remaining items for this swap today.  I have my usual 2 days off here, NO MONEY and NO GAS, so I am housebound unless someone else comes over and wants to haul me outta here.  I put new brakes on my car last week, so got NOTHING done on one day as a result, and the next day wasn't much better  ;)  Just got realy distracted.  I also have a project I want to make for me, so I'm hoping to squeeze that in there somewhere too.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 03, 2009 06:38:38 AM
You should/must do something for you every now and then. 8)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 03, 2009 07:26:34 AM
Here here!  :)  I have several skirts I've been working on.  Although they're on the backburner now, so I can finish swaps & Christmas presents.  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on November 03, 2009 08:15:54 AM
I'm actually finished with one of my items now! Whoooo!  :D
Still stumped on my small though- I need to chat up my partner more.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on November 03, 2009 02:46:43 PM
I'm about to sit down and spend the rest of my evening working on one of my items. :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on November 03, 2009 04:04:38 PM
started my first ever crochet project yesterday. its actually going quite well, so i may even be able to use it in this swap :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 03, 2009 04:21:17 PM
I'm almost done with my medium, although I think it may end up being the large... I should be able to finish it this week.  Then I can start on what was going to be the large.  It's a new skill but the more I'm looking at it, the more it seems like it's going to be easier than I thought.  I've got extra ideas to add to it, though!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 03, 2009 07:57:57 PM
Sooooo....I made a top for me today :)  LOL!  I know I said I would work on items for this swap and see about squeezing it in, but once I got going I didn't wanna put it down and switch gears.  Tomorrow will be all about this swap...and if I'm REALLY ambitious...maybe I will be able to send by the end of the week!  I am flat broke, so even if I do finish tomorrow I gotta wait for payday on Friday  :P


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on November 04, 2009 05:45:44 AM
AHHHH!!!  I just realized this morning that I've been doing the stitch wrong on my large!  Luckily it looks pretty much the same and doesn't harm the project. *grumbles about confusing directions and stitches*  I am 1/2 finished with one of the front pieces YAY!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 04, 2009 09:52:26 AM
Ack!!  lol

AHHHH!!!  I just realized this morning that I've been doing the stitch wrong on my large!  Luckily it looks pretty much the same and doesn't harm the project. *grumbles about confusing directions and stitches*  I am 1/2 finished with one of the front pieces YAY!

I got all my large pieces cut out & sorted so tonight I plan to start assembling...and then comes the basting.   :'(  Trying to get it done before the weekend, tho, so I can work on it in the deer blind.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 04, 2009 10:03:01 AM
I have been working on a large item for this swap since around 11am and am about half done.  I am VERY happy with the way it is turning out and may have to make one for me!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on November 05, 2009 04:56:25 AM
I've got the majority of bits done, should be able to ship in time


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on November 05, 2009 05:15:05 AM
Working on a design I think my partner will like, I think I need to review her Wist for some new ideas...planning and working...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on November 05, 2009 07:47:41 AM
I got all my large pieces cut out & sorted so tonight I plan to start assembling...and then comes the basting.   :'(  Trying to get it done before the weekend, tho, so I can work on it in the deer blind.

You're HUNTING and crafting at the same time?  Awsome!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 05, 2009 08:50:21 AM
I finished my large item yesterday :)  Got caught up with stuff around the house and then had family come over for dinner, never got back to update!  I have a couple smalls and one medium-large item to complete, toss in a few extras, and I'll be ready to send!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 05, 2009 10:25:07 AM
I finished my large item yesterday :)  Got caught up with stuff around the house and then had family come over for dinner, never got back to update!  I have a couple smalls and one medium-large item to complete, toss in a few extras, and I'll be ready to send!

Ack!  I feel like such a slacker now.  But I'm pretty sure I should be able to finish off the item I'm working on tonight while I watch V for Vendetta at a friends.  Almost done.  But next week I'll have the 11th off and I'll be able to use my lunch hour for something other than making up time off sick again. 

I'm really excited about starting the next item.  If it goes as smooth as it looks like it should (and it won't because I'm not used to using measurements), I think I might kick out one for sister.  If I have enough time and energy to do everything I want, my sis is going to have a million presents this year.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on November 05, 2009 12:35:37 PM
vacation is over tomorrow and then Im off to buckle down and pound out my large!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on November 05, 2009 12:39:09 PM
I have to say, I am running behind. I'm ordering my supplies tomorrow (payday) and once it gets here I should be ready to start cranking it out.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on November 05, 2009 04:06:14 PM
So I'm half done my Large, Half done my medum and half done my medum/small, and I have a purchased item so I'm feeling good since I have been sick the last 3 weeks and have had to catch up with home work...... But alls good and I know my partner will love what she gets.....


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on November 06, 2009 08:11:58 AM
Ack!  I feel like such a slacker now.
I have to say, I am running behind.

Aw, ladies, we still have a month until send time! No worries.  :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 06, 2009 09:06:49 AM
Some of us are just over-acheievers  ;D  There is a whole month left still to send...but I know I will be sending out well in advance, as I MUST finish about 4-5 Xmas presents, and the remaining swaps I have open are all supply swaps or I am done crafting for and just waiting to send.  I'm excited about making the ________ ___.  I hope to get it made one of the 2 days of this coming week when I am off again.  The 2-3 smalls I want to make likely will be done over the next few days as they only take a short time and are things I make ALL the time :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on November 06, 2009 10:54:41 AM
i know we still have a month left, but i'm glad i'm not the onlly one who feels behind.  i think it's just the random craziness of the upcoming holiday season that's getting to me, because when i stand back and look at things, i'm really in pretty good shape. *sigh  i do love a good swap though!

do you guys ever wish you could just quit everything else in life and do nothing but craft swaps all the time?  right now i think that's my dream.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 06, 2009 12:32:16 PM
Sounds like my ideal job!  Professional swapper!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 06, 2009 02:53:22 PM
Sounds like my ideal job!  Professional swapper!

funny


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 06, 2009 05:44:02 PM
Yeah, I could see myself crafting day and night!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on November 07, 2009 12:16:49 AM
Woohoo! Done with my medium! I feel like I'm not so much of a slacker now.  :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on November 07, 2009 11:52:43 AM
I haven't actually crafted anything yet. I have requested and received more measurements from my partner, though. That's progress, right?! It's all up here. *points to cranium*


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on November 08, 2009 05:45:52 AM
I haven't actually crafted anything yet. I have requested and received more measurements from my partner, though. That's progress, right?! It's all up here. *points to cranium*

I hope it counts as progress. I have plans and things purchased.  I am poised on the verge of craftiness  ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 08, 2009 08:02:19 AM
I have made an item TWICE now and messed up some part of it each time  >:(  The first time it was going to be PERFECT, but I sewed the __________ on after I sewed the parts together when I should've sewn it to the one piece, then sewed the pieces to the other pieces.  The only thing wrong with that is that you can't use the ________ under the ________.  I decided to keep this one for me, as it LOOKS perfect, but is functionally flawed, and I can deal with that as *I* am functionally flawed about 90% of the time  :D

The second time the WHOLE thing is shifted so it looks like a rhombus and it should be a rectangle because a piece got cut and/or sewed askew, and now it makes the whole damn thing look dumb...I chucked it in the garbage and left the craft room after that.  I'm going to give it ONE more try before I just say forget about it and make something different to replace it.  At least this item in question is a small item, physically and timewise, so I haven't invested a butt-ton of supplies and time screwing it up like this  :-\


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on November 08, 2009 02:53:49 PM
I have made an item TWICE now and messed up some part of it each time  >:(  The first time it was going to be PERFECT, but I sewed the __________ on after I sewed the parts together when I should've sewn it to the one piece, then sewed the pieces to the other pieces.  The only thing wrong with that is that you can't use the ________ under the ________.  I decided to keep this one for me, as it LOOKS perfect, but is functionally flawed, and I can deal with that as *I* am functionally flawed about 90% of the time  :D

The second time the WHOLE thing is shifted so it looks like a rhombus and it should be a rectangle because a piece got cut and/or sewed askew, and now it makes the whole damn thing look dumb...I chucked it in the garbage and left the craft room after that.  I'm going to give it ONE more try before I just say forget about it and make something different to replace it.  At least this item in question is a small item, physically and timewise, so I haven't invested a butt-ton of supplies and time screwing it up like this  :-\


huh??


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on November 09, 2009 05:48:40 AM
Our move is delayed ANOTHER week--I was bummed, then remembered, as long as I'm stuck in the motel suite take advantage--finished a few little things & SLEPT! DH dragged me out of the house Sunday & went to a church Xmas bazzarre & WOW! I found EXACTLY what I needed. So I'm nearly done, plugging away on my barely waking moment on the large-we've had alot of peeps out the last few weeks & I've had to cover for them--the OT is great but I need my craft (down) time darn it LOL
Well I am happy I still have time to concentrate on the project again--My DH loves HOUSE--but a marathon all day of repeats?So I plug in the mini MP3 player (el cheapo from 4 years ago) & play my 3 hours of music in happy hook bliss
I will be lucky to send out in time at this rate. Good thing I have him off fishing Saturday next & he can leave me to craft.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on November 09, 2009 07:42:05 AM
tiffie1023, I find it intensely annoying that things like work and a social life, etc... get in the way of swapping. LOL!
Aw, Sherrie, I'm sorry that your move is delayed- I know how much that sucks from previous experience. 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 09, 2009 07:13:59 PM
Finally!  I finally finished the _________ I've been fighting with.  I went to start the next pattern, and realized that I didn't have the hook called for.  So, I'm either going to go to Hobby Lobby with a coupon and get one or figure it a way around it.  We'll see what happens tomorrow.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on November 09, 2009 07:53:49 PM
well, i got my medium done today!!! yay!!!, its more a set then one item, as most of my items are turning out to be :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on November 09, 2009 08:52:41 PM
Just ordered the last of my supplies. One of the things I had to order from Japan! I'm also halfway done with 2 items now.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 10, 2009 07:11:56 AM
Japan?  Wow I'm curious what that is!  :)

I started work on my large last weekend.  It's going to take me a few weeks as there is lots of basting involved and I do that by hand bc I'm set in my ways.  ;) 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on November 10, 2009 04:37:04 PM
I don't think I'll give too much away by saying it was fabric. I was looking for a very particular print and for some reason I could only find it from Japanese fabric sources. Should arrive in a week though which still gives me plenty of time for crafting. :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on November 10, 2009 08:38:18 PM
cant wait to be off work tomorrow so I can finish my large!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 11, 2009 06:44:50 AM
I did a small yesterday...and have abandoned the agrevating small item  >:(  Fear not!  There will be LOTS of great goodies in this package, liralen, you won't even care it's missing!  I have a medium-large to finish, possibly do some embellishing on a couple items, round up some extras, and I'm DONE!  Did we have our first send out already?  If not, maybe it will be me!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on November 11, 2009 07:18:45 AM
hanging in there--cut backs at Holidays hours mean no OT cash this Xmas--good news! I now have CRAFTING time actually coming up MAHAHAHAHA--DH said I am the perpetual seer of silver linings


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 11, 2009 09:54:08 AM
hanging in there--cut backs at Holidays hours mean no OT cash this Xmas--good news! I now have CRAFTING time actually coming up MAHAHAHAHA--DH said I am the perpetual seer of silver linings

Totally!  As, no extra cash = more crafting time = fab handmade holiday gifts!  I see that lining too!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 11, 2009 10:29:57 AM
med-large is done, and doing another med-large, and I call them that because of the time being large and the value being medium. LOL, have a couple of smalls in mind. Just finished all the items for my other swap, will be picing, packing and mailing on Thur or Fri and can spend this Fri and Sat crafting for this one. LOL I swear I will not sign up for anymore swaps until after the Christmas season is over.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on November 11, 2009 10:55:05 AM
i was all "huzzah, rememberance day! (canada's version of vetran's day) no work, i can finish tiffie's stuff!!" but then i got extremely paranoid about cutting the leather and had to pm her to clarify my questions i'd asked previously.

i'm sure no one here is surprised to know the plus sized lengths are double the price the "normal" ones are. thus, i totally fear cutting it too short and having to buy another.

so while my progress is no progress at all  :(, i'll still be finished before the due date.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 12, 2009 05:55:31 AM
I did a small yesterday...and have abandoned the agrevating small item  >:(  Fear not!  There will be LOTS of great goodies in this package, liralen, you won't even care it's missing!  I have a medium-large to finish, possibly do some embellishing on a couple items, round up some extras, and I'm DONE!  Did we have our first send out already?  If not, maybe it will be me!

I'm totally going to get spoiled!  Which means I'm going to have to get cracking to get everything done on time for my partner.  I was fighting with my computer all day yesterday and have to take it in to the shop today...  It decided that it didn't want to connect to the internet and the tech guy I talked to for an hour ran out of ideas to try.  Hopefully it will be fixed easily!  So I worked on a gift for my sister yesterday and figured out a couple small things to add to the package.

But with the state of my bank account, I decided to wait on heading to the craft store until today since I'm going into town anyway.  So once I do that, I should be able to start my large and have a few extra supplies for a small.  Friday and Saturday are pretty busy but I should be able to find time on Sunday, if not earlier, to start the large which means I can then take it with me to work.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on November 12, 2009 10:29:39 AM
I finished the front of my large this morning and now am working on sleeves ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on November 12, 2009 11:16:43 AM
worked on my large for about 8 hours yesterday! and I'm still not done! granted about 2 of those hours were spent screaming at my serger and begging it to cooperate with me! ::)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on November 13, 2009 02:05:01 AM
Done 3 mediums and 1 large. Am going to start again on other medium because I don't like it, but did buy some lovely new supplies for it, so hopefully it will turn out better. Also got a few other ideas in mind.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on November 13, 2009 09:48:39 AM
I ordered my supplies 6 days ago and it still hasn't arrived yet. :( im starting to worry about getting done on time.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on November 13, 2009 11:27:07 AM
After 4 days sick in bed, I am finally well enough to craft again. I'm working on my large now.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 13, 2009 11:36:41 AM
Yay, my computer was a quick fix (as long as it stays fixed) and is at home working now.  I am so happy I swung by Hobby Lobby last night instead of waiting until Saturday.  I picked up a needed item and found a totally awesome yarn.  Absolutely beautiful and I think ProfessionalPineapple will love it.  Working it up into my large/medium and I think it's fantastic.  I'll have to grab some for my own stuff later.

Finished a small last night and have another prepped and ready to work on. 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on November 14, 2009 05:03:29 AM
I will be on hold this weekend. funeral and family from out of state is all consuming... :(


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 14, 2009 10:11:10 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss Beeker.

I have made progress on a large for TheSexyTurtle, and am figuring out how to do the 'finishing' to make it look polished. I'm definitely not much of a sewer, but that doesn't stop me from trying. If this comes out bad, I have two more back ups to screw up. 8)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on November 14, 2009 09:00:36 PM
i'm sure your stuff will look great, lovesclutter!

so i was getting ready to do the second half of the first large when i realised i didn't have one of the tools needed, and the store is closed on sundays. i cursed for a bit, but then made my own with a chunk of wood and a drill bit. hooray for improvising!

i still haven't started, but i worked it on a test peice and i figured out how to do the process. (use a mallet my a**, pliers are much easier)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on November 15, 2009 05:05:53 PM
happiness! i've been on a crafting spree, my girls and i have been having craftathon sunday's to finish all of our individual crafty projects, and thus far i have completed one large, an a few small surprises.....large #2 is almost finished.

happiness! i feel like i'm finally accomplishing things.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on November 15, 2009 06:09:24 PM
large is d-o-n-e done! yeah!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on November 15, 2009 09:08:01 PM
OMG! My supplies finally came in the mail! I will get to work on my large ASAP and hope that I will be able to make it on time for the deadline.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 16, 2009 06:39:59 AM
I got some of my large done last week, but didn't get the hand sewing I'd planned completed.  I hand sewed a pillow that's a Christmas gift for my cousin, though.  And then I got all wrapped up in this book I was reading.   :-[  But I plan on working on it some more this week!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 16, 2009 08:06:01 AM
I'm almost halfway done with my large.  Unfortunately, I have to run out and get another ball of yarn to finish it because I forgot to get a second one.  I will probably finish off what I have now at lunch today but I might wait until Thursday to get the rest of the yarn since I'll be in town anyway.  If I work on it like crazy Thursday and Friday, I may be able to send out this weekend... maybe.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on November 16, 2009 08:37:31 AM
I have two large/mediums (I'm not good at deciding sizes) almost done; I just have the finishing bits to do on both of them. I'm going to do a small tonight since I finally have the last bit of materials i need for it. Yay!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on November 16, 2009 09:07:10 AM
Just got back from a quick trip to Minneapolis. I got quite a bit of crafting done on one of my items during the flights. While I was out of town they tried to deliver the rest of my supplies, but I wasn't home to sign for them. My boyfriend is home today, so hopefully they will try again AFTER he's done running his errands.  ::)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on November 16, 2009 01:38:59 PM
I just got done with my large item. I'd never made one before, and I think it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on November 16, 2009 04:57:00 PM
Ok just sent out my angel package for swap the kids and now to foccuss on this swap and home work, just to let eveyone know I may not be on here much this week or next my grandmother burned 80% of her right arm and I will be spending time over there cooking and looking after her!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 16, 2009 06:32:03 PM
Aw, man, that sounds awful :( Tell her to take good care from all of us!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on November 16, 2009 07:36:10 PM
take your time kitkat


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on November 16, 2009 07:51:38 PM
Thank you SappireMoon, I will she will love the fact you all wish her well, because she helps me out a lot when I have a crafting question and so she knows all about this swap and what I'm doing and who some of you are and she always loves the stuff on this site.

Thank you deadbathducky everything will be sent on time, I just wont be on line much this week because I wont be home to do so, I will try to get on in the evenings, but I just figured that I'd let you know if I don't post much the next few weeks it's not because I've vanished :) Nanny would kill me if I was ever to send late or flake without a good reason (aka: Death) lol.....


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on November 16, 2009 11:11:17 PM
Aww, that sucks KitKat. Burns are the worst. I get burnt every summer, and it's just agonizing. :(


On a brighter note, I get to do some more crafting this weekend! Woohoo! I finally have a gap in my workload! Yaaay!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 17, 2009 08:21:59 AM
You are so lucky to have a grandmother to craft with, my only crafty nanny left me when I was 13. Enjoy your crafty time with her.

I just came off of 20.5 hours in 2 days, so Tuesday mornings are playing catch up till I go to work this afternoon. I am still deciding on my finishing touches for  the __________ for the sexy turtle. I think I will finish in plenty of time though.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 17, 2009 11:31:25 AM
That's so cool your Nanny is into the swap thing - mine wouldn't have been, I don't think.  :) 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 17, 2009 11:40:52 AM
I think my great grandma would have been into it.  She was always doing something until the last couple of years.  She's now 94 and her hands shake enough and her eyesight is bad enough that she can no longer crochet.  She tried to teach me when I was younger and I just didn't get it, but she taught me a lot of other craftiness.  But now that I have picked up crochet, she's given me most of her hooks, a huge amount of yarn, patterns, and other bits.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on November 17, 2009 11:51:32 AM
i come from a long line of crafty ladies, and now that they're all in their late 80's and early 90's they can't craft anymore.  bad eyes, shaky hands, etc.  can you imagine?  it makes me a little sad, but i cherish the things that they have made for me.  i think as a crafter bad eyes and arthritis are the enemy.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on November 17, 2009 01:22:42 PM
Ok just sent out my angel package for swap the kids and now to foccuss on this swap and home work, just to let eveyone know I may not be on here much this week or next my grandmother burned 80% of her right arm and I will be spending time over there cooking and looking after her!
Aw, poor grandma! I hope she heals quickly. On a similar note, the dad of the little girl I babysit fell of a ladder, breaking his back, arm, and 2 ribs, so I am spending extra time babysitting while her mom is at the hospital with her dad. Kids aren't currently allowed to visit because of the H1N1 risk.

I have started on my medium, though.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: deadbathducky on November 17, 2009 04:00:37 PM
im wokring away at my end. finsihed another item yesterday :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on November 17, 2009 09:30:13 PM
2 items down! yeah!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on November 17, 2009 09:40:53 PM
I just finished my most time consuming item! I'm really pleased with the way it came out, so I think I'll have to make one for myself now. :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on November 18, 2009 07:15:00 AM
ok got some lil swaps to ship by weeks end, for this one had a trouble with "creating" pattern--I'll be able to zone in on last project over next couple weeks (I will need it) & then ship out on time
~~~~~~~~~~~~
ok NOW I can consentrate on this one FULL TIME--


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 18, 2009 07:28:21 AM
I am done!  Gotta get a couple extras to tuck in, probably will do that today as I have a few errands to run, then it looks like I will be the first sender after all :)  I kind-of procrastinated a bit on this, kept thinking I had not made enough, or what I had made was not up to par...but I'm convinced liralen will love it, so I will be sending!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 18, 2009 12:12:02 PM
Whee!  I'm so excited!  I'm sure whatever it is I will love it.

And I finished my small set and a couple extras today.  If I can get my butt into gear tomorrow night and through Friday, I might be able to get my package in the mail Saturday.  And I just remembered that I have Monday off for a school event for my son, so I can spend all day Sunday working on it and throw it in the mail on Monday.  That's my goal.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on November 19, 2009 07:17:29 AM
ARRGH I am haing problems with my last medium, I've already had to restart it once, and then I finished it, but it turned out wrong, so I've had to restart it again. Hopefully it's 3rd time lucky!



Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 19, 2009 08:45:37 AM
Done?  I am so jealous.  One of my serger threads went out last night, so I have to get DH to rethread it.  Yes, I make him do it.   ;) 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on November 19, 2009 08:52:09 AM
ARRGH I am haing problems with my last medium, I've already had to restart it once, and then I finished it, but it turned out wrong, so I've had to restart it again. Hopefully it's 3rd time lucky!



Aww don't worry. I started one of your things like 50 times and it just didn't look right. Finally I think I've perfected it just last night so I should be able to continue now. Also, one of the packages with supplies to make one of your things got lost in the mail. The replacement package should arrive today. I'm really worried that it won't come/something will be wrong. I'm starting to get nervous about running out of time too! :/


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 19, 2009 09:43:10 AM
Oh heavens, I just shipped out my last swap except this one, so now I can concentrate on the works in progress here for my partner. I'm off tomorrow, so I'll have some craft time.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 23, 2009 07:23:12 AM
Just checking in!  :)  I have about 80% of my large done, but I still have to have DH rethread my serger...but I have 2 other swaps due first, so that probably won't get done super quickly.   ;)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on November 23, 2009 08:37:47 AM
I'm just checking in too- I'm mostly finished, but have a couple of other things taking precedence right now- I'll definitely be ready by the sendout deadline anyway. Thank heavens I have other things to keep me busy and distract me from swap anxiety!  :-\


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 23, 2009 11:52:17 AM
I am done!  I've just got to write up a note and head to the post office.  I've got some other errands to run so hopefully I'll get out and about before the kiddo gets home.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on November 23, 2009 12:33:49 PM
Checking in for the week. I'm hoping that I'll have some time to work over the weekend, since it's a holiday and all. I have everything but my large done now, and I think I can get it finished if I have a day or two break.  :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 23, 2009 03:12:45 PM
I will be sending out tomorrow.  Got my extras!!  Hope you like it all, Liralen :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 23, 2009 03:37:34 PM
We have our first sender!  Gallery is here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328967.0


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on November 23, 2009 03:56:57 PM
I've put all my basic pcs together and I'm working on the edging.  I had a random co-worker offer to pay me to make one for her too!  (I told her I've been working for a month on this and have no interest in making another anytime soon! lol)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on November 24, 2009 05:57:06 AM
I'm just checking in too- I'm mostly finished, but have a couple of other things taking precedence right now- I'll definitely be ready by the sendout deadline anyway. Thank heavens I have other things to keep me busy and distract me from swap anxiety!  :-\
I have 85-90% done after frogging AGAIN--but will be sent on time--sure--between H1N1 & me working on my PTO & moving LOL
Swap axiety pill cyber handling to Dragonflywer - I will love it--quit worring


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on November 24, 2009 09:13:12 AM
I am just about ready to send! So yay!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: gala_apples on November 24, 2009 05:35:04 PM
i felt a bit behind, so last night as my two guy friends came over and dismantled a few spare computers to build me a really sweet one, i sat there and banged at my hammer. vince seemed fascinated, maybe i can convert him into craftiness.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on November 24, 2009 05:48:40 PM
I'm about 75% done with everything. :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on November 24, 2009 09:05:37 PM
Im about 80% done! this swap has been fun! I cannot wait to see the gallery!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on November 25, 2009 04:32:05 AM
I think I am probably close to 75% as well. Time, I just need some time without little people climbing all over me. (I have 3 small boys, not paranoid delusions... ;) )


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 25, 2009 06:30:22 AM
Sent out yesterday :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on November 25, 2009 08:25:59 AM
I don't have 3 small boys, but 4 demanding cats that have really needed lovin's since I went back to work. I just figured out how to solve a dilemma today. I will probably finish Friday, and I am going to visit my 2nd family for Thanksgiving. I am getting excited as well, and although my energy is low, I don't have a cold, I have bronkitis, I do look forward to the finished project.

Hey TheSexyTurtle, are you getting anxious?

lovesclutter


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 25, 2009 05:52:06 PM
I sent out on Monday, now I can't wait for ProfessionalPineapple to receive!  And I hope the post office is nice and the timing is right on when my package from SapphireMoon arrives.  I don't get home until after the post office closes, so I would hate to get it in the middle of the week and have to wait until Saturday!  But just a heads up, that might be what happens.

I'm so excited!  This has been an excellent swap.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: tiffie1023 on November 25, 2009 06:34:56 PM
i'm done and packed up! now i just have to get to the post!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on November 27, 2009 02:40:55 PM
Oh my gosh!  I received an excellent package from SapphireMoon today!  I put the pics up in the gallery.

Thank you so much!  This has been a such a fun swap.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on November 30, 2009 08:51:40 AM
I can't believe I still haven't had my husband fix the serger.   :o  But I've been trying to get my other 2 swaps out & then I'll have 100% time this week to devote to this.  It might go out on Sunday or Monday instead of Saturday, tho...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on November 30, 2009 08:52:21 AM
I'm pretty much finished, but I won't be sending until right about the deadline due to money constraints.  ::) This has been a lot of fun! I can't wait to see what everyone makes!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: professionalpineapple on November 30, 2009 06:18:34 PM
I got my package today, and OMG, it's *amazing*. Pics in the gallery as soon as I'm finished with homework for tonight.

Thank you *so* much Liralen! Everything in it is just perfect. :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on December 01, 2009 03:10:37 PM
Sending tomorrow! :D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on December 01, 2009 06:20:32 PM
ok Whew! (hands on knees bent over wheezing here) All moved in our HUGE 750 sf 1bdrm apt-was in a 250sf motel room last 8 weeks--still have boxes & totes everywhere ... But WOW what a difference!
I now have cable & internet (been without it for a few days) & OMG look at the posts! I love the gallery & all the kewl things in there--hoping I measure up as well as all these talented ladies!
Status: Sm complete, Med Complete Lrg 98% there


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on December 01, 2009 07:35:37 PM
Status, 75% of large done, it is a set, medium completed, smalls and others to be determined. Smalls will most likely not be crafted.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on December 04, 2009 08:19:54 AM
Friendly Reminder: Sendouts are Due Tomorrow!

If you're going to be sending a little late, please PM me & your partner.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on December 04, 2009 09:38:22 AM
My box is packed & addressed. Just waiting to see if my partner will resurface.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on December 04, 2009 09:47:51 AM
I am SO close to being finished...I may need a little extra time, but I suppose that depends on how much I get finished today and tomorrow. Lucky for me that my post office is open until midnight!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on December 04, 2009 10:50:21 AM
my box is packed up and ready to go to the po. Im not going to be able to make it there today tho, so I will be sending in the am!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on December 04, 2009 12:47:21 PM
busy stitching to have ready to go before around 1 pm tomorrow. I've never been this late in sending. Dang job.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: FicklePegasus on December 04, 2009 02:26:40 PM
I finished!!! ;D ;D  I'm taping the box up and heading out the door in a couple minutes! 


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on December 05, 2009 06:41:58 AM
I shipped mine yesterday... :-\ hopefully all will be well...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on December 05, 2009 08:44:11 AM
sent! I cnt wait to see the gallery explode!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on December 05, 2009 10:37:38 AM
Just sent as well. Sorry I was such a procrastinator.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dolly Mixx on December 05, 2009 01:34:05 PM
I sent out the other day. Still need to pm a copy of my reciept though- sorry about that! I will dig it out and pm later!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on December 05, 2009 03:49:05 PM
Weeeeee...Big Fluffy softly snowing here-just starting to stick & a bite in the air--finally can see the Ochre Mntns off my new balcony covered in White
teeheee it's FINALLY Christmas time in UTAH!
now to unpack a few more boxes to find the silly mini tree with a string of lights.....


oh yeah-shipping Monday--finacials y'know


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 05, 2009 05:25:47 PM
My partner told me a while back she underestimated school n stuff, so I had advance notice my package would be delayed...so I am uber anticipating it!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: feverdream on December 05, 2009 06:11:35 PM
Received my package today! Pics to come soon. Also, I will be sending late, on Monday.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on December 06, 2009 05:42:42 AM
My partner mentioned she might be sending late...so I guess she is since I haven't heard otherwise...


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on December 08, 2009 01:44:47 PM
** I SENT YESTERDAY--MY PARTNER IS IN HOSPITAL--SO SHE WILL BE SENDING LATE **


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on December 08, 2009 07:06:00 PM
I Sent Yesterday, and boy am I glad I did I ended up spending the eveing in the hospital because my daughter (3 years old) split her head on the coffee table and after we came home from her getting stiches she tried to use daddy's razer and took some skin off her chin. I tell you I am going to have gray hair soon this is the second time I have had to take her to get stiches on her forhead in the last 4 months........What the heck am I too do with that child? lol.....


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on December 08, 2009 09:12:34 PM
Maybe put her in a bubble?  I'm glad she's okay.  I went through the same sort of thing with my son at that age...  Trip over a rock and a scar on his chin, then kitten scratches that scarred, then another fall and a scar on his head.  On top of a scar on his nose and stomach from his first couple months. 

Can't wait to see all the packages!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 09, 2009 07:49:39 AM
Some packages may be arriving today if they got in there early on the 5th and went priority!  We may just get lucky to see more pics today :)


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: zombiekilla on December 09, 2009 04:17:28 PM
grr! I sent out on Friday Priority and my dc still is not updating! Im scared!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Liralen on December 09, 2009 05:43:28 PM
Mine didn't update until the day she got it.  It said "In transit" the whole time.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on December 10, 2009 06:42:51 AM
What the heck am I too do with that child? lol.....
Hope she has a lucrutive career in stunt doubling?


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: lovesclutter on December 10, 2009 08:26:54 AM
DC says TheSexyTurtle received, really hoping she likes everything.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: kitkat_pro on December 10, 2009 01:17:14 PM
Quote
Hope she has a lucrutive career in stunt doubling?

Lol, that's great let's hope so...... It's bad enough that my best friend (a gymnist) has her tumbling and doing front rolls off my couch and cartwheels down the hall!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on December 10, 2009 01:20:55 PM
grr! I sent out on Friday Priority and my dc still is not updating! Im scared!!!

I received yesterday! I was also worried because the DC still said the same info it did on friday, but then it magically showed up at my door!
I got the most awesome pajamas ever, get your wist buttons ready! I will be posting pics later on tonite ;D


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on December 10, 2009 04:50:28 PM
Hopefully my partner is feeling better & had a chance to pick up her box today


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: beeker on December 10, 2009 04:52:29 PM
AbsurdAnnekuh did get her package. She said I should post pics if I have them. I suppose I will.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on December 11, 2009 09:04:40 AM
I'm finally out of the hospital- nothing like e.coli poisoning to ruin your week.  :P I'm feeling better, but still pretty weak.
I just sent Sherri B, UT's package today (Sorry again!), and the postman left an attempted delivery card Wednesday which I signed and left for him to redeliver yesterday, but no package yet. I'm hoping it will be there tonight, if not I'll go to the post office tomorrow and see if I can pick it up. Grrrr.. I want my stuff!!!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on December 11, 2009 08:40:39 PM
I'm finally out of the hospital- nothing like e.coli poisoning to ruin your week.  :P I'm feeling better, but still pretty weak.
I just sent Sherri B, UT's package today (Sorry again!), and the postman left an attempted delivery card Wednesday which I signed and left for him to redeliver yesterday, but no package yet. I'm hoping it will be there tonight, if not I'll go to the post office tomorrow and see if I can pick it up. Grrrr.. I want my stuff!!!


hehehehe...nothing like "want my stuff'' to kick antibotics in gear


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on December 14, 2009 08:30:46 AM
I was finally able to pick up my amazing package from Sherri B, UT- and I was sooo spoiled! Posting pictures tonight!


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on December 14, 2009 04:00:14 PM
Organizational Note

Hello!  I may possibly have one flaker.  Her partner has not yet sent, but she doesn't want to send if she's going to get flaked on (& I don't blame her).  But she can't get an angel without sending (per the Help Desk).  So...I was wondering if anyone would be interested in swapping with her & receiving the crafts she made.  The big catch, I guess, would be you would have to be about the same size as the aforementioned flaker, which is about an 18.

Any interest?  If so, please PM me.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on December 14, 2009 04:26:37 PM
Organizational Note

Hello!  I may possibly have one flaker.  Her partner has not yet sent, but she doesn't want to send if she's going to get flaked on (& I don't blame her).  But she can't get an angel without sending (per the Help Desk).  So...I was wondering if anyone would be interested in swapping with her & receiving the crafts she made.  The big catch, I guess, would be you would have to be about the same size as the aforementioned flaker, which is about an 18.

Any interest?  If so, please PM me.


gosh, I'm a size 18 but I haven't sent to zombiekilla yet. I'm ferociously working on her package as we speak, and hope to have it out by the end of the week so maybe if no one else turns up by then, I can do it.


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on December 14, 2009 06:16:31 PM
I was finally able to pick up my amazing package from Sherri B, UT- and I was sooo spoiled! Posting pictures tonight!
O Good! you got it & better yet you liked it!


LOOKIE WHAT I GOT!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328967


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: Dragonflower on December 20, 2009 10:37:53 AM
I was finally able to pick up my amazing package from Sherri B, UT- and I was sooo spoiled! Posting pictures tonight!
O Good! you got it & better yet you liked it!
Are you kidding?! I LOVE it!!! I bow to your mad knitting and crochet skills!!!  ;D See: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328967.80


Title: Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap (Sendouts by 12/5)
Post by: donniesgirl on December 21, 2009 07:24:45 AM
Organizational Note

I am looking for two angels right now for lovesclutter & beeker.  If anyone is interested, please PM me.  :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331533.0