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Title: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on December 30, 2009 11:45:48 AM
Swap name: Jar of Whimsies Round 7
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: freestyle
Co-Organizer: Tero
Sign-up date range: 12/30-1/9 (or until full)
Date to send item by: 3/1

Limited to a certain number of people? 52
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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
- Participant lives in the United States:
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes


Details of swap: Jar of Whimsies Round 7

This is a swap where you will fill a container (glass, plastic, wood, cardboard/paper, metal, fabric, whatever your heart desires) with little trinkets, bits, and baubles you think your partner will love. The more creative the better! Requirements are as follows:

1. A decorated container filled with whimsies
   Small- approx. 2 cups (1 pint); OR
   Large- approx. 5 cups (2 pints)
2. A minimum of 3 crafted whimsies (more is just fine)
Note: Extras (i.e. things outside the container) are optional- discuss with your partner.

Please check out past Jar of Whimsies galleries for ideas:
Round 6: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317218.0
Round 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303255.0
Round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291524.0
Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=269603.0
Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253257.0
Original round: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238903.0

This swap will also include an OPTIONAL contest for the best container as voted on by swap participants. The contest portion is completely voluntary- I will ask at the end of the swap who would like to participate and will put together a separate thread with the contest entries. ALL whimsie swap participants (whether entering the contest of not) will get to vote for their favorite container. The winner will receive this whimsie lamp.



Last round a super-fantabulous prize was donated by the lovely Tero. Check out the contest entries here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324052.0) and the awesome whimsie prize here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317218.msg3773467#msg3773467).  


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Jar of Whimsies 7
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including country as it should appear on the package:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (yes/no):

What size of container would you like to send?
   Small- approx. 2 cups (1 pint)
   Large- approx. 5 cups (2 pints)

What are your favorite colors?
What are your least favorite colors?
What crafts do you do?
Do you have a website, wist, etc?
List at least 5 of your most favorite things in the universe:
Is there anything that you would absolutely love to see in your container?
Please list anything you would prefer NOT to receive (includes allergies, religious symbol preferences, etc.):
Do you have any allergens in your home? (dogs, cats, cigarette smoke):
Anything else you want your partner to know:
__________

NOTE: By signing up for this swap, you agree to get a DC number as per Craftster rules (or a receipt for international mailing) and PM it to the organizer and your partner. You also agree to maintain good communication within the thread and with your partner. This is a really fun swap where the more chatter the better!  :)

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

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

GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334867.0


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on December 30, 2009 11:46:19 AM
Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Sending late with communication
Contact me immediately
Feedback

Partners
Browneyes54 <> IzzyBee
First packages lost in the mail; partners showed proof of sending and have decided to re-send
music_queen <> Megnificent
Bexieboo <> sg1psychopath
Lunanne <> spicytaco
crafty_one <> carmenmarie
haroldlovesmaude <> Pantsafari
Tero <> freestyle
Scrappy Sue <> NH822
RyverChyld <> frogangel
beckashell <> Automaton J
mimikachu <> Monty
amylili <> beccas_song
Aikibookworm <> TheSapphireMoon
gavagai <> Glamis
anrondeau <> goodmorningstarshine
LylacFey <> beeker
QueenNinjaMonkey <> Gamemom42
lobsterchicky <> Pupper
akredhead <> Pupper
mandamouse123 <> spazgirl1981
AlternaWidget <> AlishaMisha
Lindyv321 <> MadGypsy
little green dragonfly <> koalascout
quaggy <> gigglygirl
Casey1201 <> Murbeck
SlyFox <> Mamaphunk


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on December 30, 2009 11:57:08 AM
Just sent in my survey!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on December 30, 2009 12:30:11 PM
Oh how I have been waiting for this swap again!!! Yay!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on December 30, 2009 02:20:27 PM
Just sent my questionnaire. I'm a newbie and this is my first swap, so please be nice! :p


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on December 30, 2009 02:47:49 PM
I am going to check my whimsy stash tonight and decide if I am going to sign up or not.  I think I have gotten lots of things through various fill a box rounds etc....


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on December 30, 2009 03:27:31 PM
Just sent in my info....yall had to know that I would be in this game. :) Whimsies make me very happy. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on December 30, 2009 04:20:05 PM
thinking about it...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on December 30, 2009 05:55:53 PM
I've always wanted to do this swap but always missed sign ups... until now  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on December 30, 2009 07:14:21 PM
I'm so excited for this swap! I'm very sad I missed the last one. Will be sending my questionnaire in tonight. °u°


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on December 30, 2009 07:15:09 PM
I've been wanting to do another swap but was so busy lately, but this seems great because there are three crafted whimsies and a container and the rest was elsewhere.
Now I was looking at the past swaps and it seems that some are repurposed items, so I guess that's still fine to do. I love little trinkets and whimsies and I know I have some around so could I use those if I'm willing to part with them?

I'll probably think about it right up to the deadline, as usual. I can never really decide.  :-\


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 30, 2009 07:21:44 PM
Well, I was impatient for sign-ups, now waiting for partners is going to drive me crazy!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mimikachu on December 30, 2009 08:51:49 PM
I always wanted to join in on one of these things! Glad to see another round going on when I can actually sign up and send in some interesting saved-up goodies!

:)

-mimikachu/ melissa w


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lilbunnyfoo on December 30, 2009 11:08:45 PM
Hi,

I'm new to craftster. I was looking at the swaps and this one caught my eye.
 ???
 What's a whimsie? The past galleries look really neat!


Tero- where do you find all of your whimsies!!!! you have so many!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on December 31, 2009 12:06:01 AM
Welcome Newbies!

I sent in my questionnaire. I opted for the Large option :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on December 31, 2009 03:08:46 AM
Back for my third round of whimsies. Does this mean I am seasoned Whimsy girl, lol. I am so happy to see familiar faces and big welcome to the new ones.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Pupper on December 31, 2009 05:25:52 AM
I have always been at the swap limit when there were sign-ups for these.  I finally get to join!  I am sending in my questionaire right away.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on December 31, 2009 05:55:03 AM
I would love to be part of this one!! I'll be filling out my questionnaire tonight. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on December 31, 2009 06:44:47 AM
I just sent my info to freestyle. I have never participated but have sat back and drooled, so now I may as well drool over my own whimsies. I have always wanted to join but just never made it so New Years resolution is join join join.  I hear this is addicting so why not have a awesome addiction with whimsies. I have a confession:  I am an addict, I have been collecting whimsies for over 25 years, Just did not know they had a name till I found this site. (most non important people call them: junk, trash or crap)  Glad to know there are other addicts out there!   


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 06:50:53 AM
Oh man... I wish I hadn't just signed up for that bookmark swap... must do this... MUST. I'm signing up the moment I get my Christmas swap feedback. Meaning a little while after I actually post pictures!
HILARIOUS story that goes along with this... actually it's not funny at all in fact. I was sitting there filling out my questionnaire for this swap in a message to send straight back to myself... my internet decided to shut off on me because it didn't like some of the swap pages and decided to *encounter problems and close down* and I lost it. All of it. My message is EMPTEH. So now, my little sick self gets to do it ALLLLLL over again.
But I'm really looking forward to do this swap. I don't particularly need all the whimsies I have... and I'm kinda looking forward to exchanging some.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on December 31, 2009 11:14:12 AM
I am going to check my whimsy stash tonight and decide if I am going to sign up or not.  I think I have gotten lots of things through various fill a box rounds etc....

Oh please do Lindy!!! You started my whimsy addiction!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 31, 2009 02:22:54 PM
I really want to join. We'll see!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on December 31, 2009 06:18:20 PM
Hi,

I'm new to craftster. I was looking at the swaps and this one caught my eye.
 ???
 What's a whimsie? The past galleries look really neat!

Hi! Welcome to craftster, lilbunnyfoo! I'm glad this swap caught your eye. These swaps are awesome.

I'm not sure if the term comes from the ceramic animal figurines that were called "Whimsies", but whimsies are little, cheap, fun knick knacks and crafting supplies. (If a whimsie expert wants to correct me, please do so. :3)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 01, 2010 06:37:28 AM
This sounds really interesting. Will think about it for a day or two, but I am pretty sure I will join.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 01, 2010 08:01:53 AM
yah!
I'm in the swap!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on January 01, 2010 12:09:12 PM
Just sent in my questionaire, this is my first whimsies swap and I can't wait. The past galleries have been awesome!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 01, 2010 02:13:34 PM
Just sent in my questionaire, this is my first whimsies swap and I can't wait. The past galleries have been awesome!

me too


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 01, 2010 02:49:05 PM
the first swap I've seen and wanted to join! sent in my questionnaire, really hope this is my first swap! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 01, 2010 05:38:33 PM
Hooray! I'm officially in. I've been checking out the old galleries and I can't wait to get started. It's great we have two months to gather up whimsies and craft.

One quick question though--I signed up for the small swap, but it seems like in past swaps, most people do the large swap. Is anyone else doing the small? Should I switch to the large? Is the small swap disappointing compared to the large one?





Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 01, 2010 06:00:42 PM
One quick question though--I signed up for the small swap, but it seems like in past swaps, most people do the large swap. Is anyone else doing the small? Should I switch to the large? Is the small swap disappointing compared to the large one?

It's totally up to you and what you feel like doing. I would estimate that about 2/3 sign up for large with the rest opting for small (some state they are up for either large or small, which gives me added flexibility in matching people up).

I think you will be quite pleased with either the small or large. As long as thought and effort is put into the whimsies that are sent, everyone should be happy.  :)  Having said that, if you wish to change sizes, just shoot me a PM before sign-ups close and I'll take care of it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on January 01, 2010 06:34:16 PM
I can't resist! I'm in! I love jars of whimsies! :D *off to send questionnaire*


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: frogangel on January 01, 2010 06:52:05 PM
Oh my gosh! I almost didn't see this! You know I have to join in on this freestyle! Just sent in my questionnaire. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 01, 2010 06:54:40 PM
Hooray!! Glad to see you again frogangel!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 01, 2010 07:13:23 PM
We're halfway full people! Looks like we may be getting partners early.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 01, 2010 07:17:19 PM
I say we all put the sign ups link in our signatures so we get a wider reach of people. Better chances for early partnering!  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 02, 2010 03:10:20 AM
I signed up for small because I thought that would be cheaper for international sending....
Hooray for early partnering!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 02, 2010 04:01:02 AM
I've gone for the large option.
I can't wait to find out who my partner is, I'm itching to start gathering up whimsies  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on January 02, 2010 04:07:01 AM
I've gone for a large. I initially said small but then found the perfect large container so went for that. I also have a couple of whimsies already gathered. I can't wait to get started properly!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 02, 2010 04:36:37 AM
I chose small for international posting also, oh I am soo excited!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 02, 2010 06:19:03 AM
I'm really excited too.  I hope we get 50 people with a quickness!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 02, 2010 06:33:27 AM
I chose either  to try and make partnering easy in case there ended up being the need for one or the other so the partnering would not stall for the organizer.  I hope this helps. I am so ready to start working on this.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 02, 2010 06:58:38 AM
I ended up switching to a large. I figure what the heck! Crafting is my one vice. It could be worse.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 02, 2010 07:05:28 AM
I would love to swap to large but I imagine most people are in America, and I am a little concerned about postage costs for anyone who has to send to me,
( hmmm unless I manage to fly to America for a holiday, in which case the postage would be cheaper ooohhh and new crafty supply shopping could be had.....yeah dream on........lol!)
Guess its gonna have to be small but fabulous!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 02, 2010 09:05:23 AM
Just had a look through all my crafty stuff trying to find some grey embroidery floss and I found a ton of whimsies, so I'm gonna sign up. Hopefully I can get a Canadian partner to make shipping a little cheaper. Also, hopefully I get a partner that likes skulls and hallowe'en type stuff, since apparently I have a ton of that stuff.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mimikachu on January 02, 2010 10:14:21 AM
Well, I'm in the process of trying to organize my 400-sq. foot apartment for a baby this coming year---so, I signed up for the small one too! I figured I have enough weird stuff that someone should be pleased. I kind of already picked a "theme" but with whimsies, it's pretty easy to switch themes around, just add or take out extra stuff.

Now my question is:  what types of containers do you think are best for this? I've seen mostly jars, but I wanna be exciting, if possible!





Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 02, 2010 10:33:42 AM
At the moment I've got plenty of ideas for whimsies, but the container's got me stumped. I'm waiting for a sudden flash of inspiration!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 02, 2010 11:11:09 AM
The container seems like half the fun, I'm "containing" myself (har har har) until I get my partner so I can get something she can use after the swap is all said and done  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 02, 2010 11:23:49 AM
Just had a look through all my crafty stuff trying to find some grey embroidery floss and I found a ton of whimsies, so I'm gonna sign up. Hopefully I can get a Canadian partner to make shipping a little cheaper. Also, hopefully I get a partner that likes skulls and hallowe'en type stuff, since apparently I have a ton of that stuff.

I love skulls and Halloween type stuff! But I'm not in Canada, sigh.  :)  I went to the craft store to JUST get keychain rings today and wound up buying a ton of whimsies, I can't control myself!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on January 02, 2010 11:38:54 AM
I also chose small as I'm in Australia, and postage cost alot to send international, I would of loved to do a large one. Maybe next time  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on January 02, 2010 12:46:26 PM
Well I gave in and sent in my info!  Are the sendouts really 03/01??


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 02, 2010 12:58:19 PM
 :) I signed up for a large. I think it would be great to swap with someone from a different country. I know postage would be more, but this is my one and only vice in life. The "craft cult" is what my husband calls it. International whimsies would be fun!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 02, 2010 01:15:05 PM
Well I gave in and sent in my info!  Are the sendouts really 03/01??

Yay!!! Btw, I just noticed that even though I am sitting in my PJ's I am wearing 2 whimsies you gave me (Anklet & Ring) :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 02, 2010 02:20:48 PM
Alright, I signed up. Yay. Gonna have to make a trip down to Chinatown. That place is like one big whimsy store. Whoo hoo. Plus I'll have to sift through what I have and see what I want to part with and what I want to keep. Can't wait for partners.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 02, 2010 03:24:57 PM
I just sent my info!

this should be fun, I have lots and lots and lots of whimsies...But I nver knew thats what they were called...nice that I have a name for them now!

cant wait!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 02, 2010 05:14:17 PM
I just signed up as well... I have been drooling over these for a while and I just couldn't resist this round. I'm so excited. I'm already thinking of great whimsies and  such.  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 02, 2010 06:28:06 PM
Lol, less then 3 days and we have 30/50 spaces filled. I definitely think we'll be getting partners early!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 02, 2010 06:33:58 PM
Lol, less then 3 days and we have 30/50 spaces filled. I definitely think we'll be getting partners early!  ;D

I really, really hope so!!! I can't wait to figure out my partner's likes and dislikes so I can see how much more collecting I have left to do.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 02, 2010 07:27:32 PM
I have been trying to wait too but it's killing me! My husband gave me the afternoon off from the kids and I went over to Stillwater--Minnesota's antique mecca--and saw plenty of cool stuff for this swap. Antique keys, vintage baby photos and travel postcards, jewelry tidbits, buttons. I hope my partner likes vintage/antique things because I'd love an excuse to go back!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 03, 2010 06:32:21 AM
Who doesn't like vintage/antique things?

Ohh, this swap might require another order from tiny things are cute.

Dunno what to do for my container. Last time I did this swap I stumbled upon the best container on my daily commute. It was a tin in the shape of an old shop all kinda wintery looking, the roof being the top. It was from a chocolate shop here called Laura Secords. (Dunno if it exists elsewhere.) Anyway it was perfect sized and made me super happy cause I have a little box of whimsies that was my great grandmas that's a Laura Secord box.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 03, 2010 07:46:53 AM
Oh Spiceytaco, you just gave me the best idea for a container!
I couldn't give away my Hansel and Gretal tin that I use for tea, thats a little house, too sentimental, but I have another great tin that would be just perfect.
Woot!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 03, 2010 08:36:42 AM
:) I signed up for a large. I think it would be great to swap with someone from a different country. I know postage would be more, but this is my one and only vice in life. The "craft cult" is what my husband calls it. International whimsies would be fun!

I agree :). I love collecting little bits and pieces from around the world.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: frogangel on January 03, 2010 11:27:38 AM
Oh yeah, it's great getting whimsies from different places. I love to see what kinds of things other places come up with. I also can't wait to see who my partner is so I can start creating my whimsies container. ;) And the hunting for the whimsies to fill the container is the FUNNEST part! :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 03, 2010 11:59:01 AM
I concur!  Internation whimsies could be great fun!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 03, 2010 12:24:57 PM
I love containers and jars of little bits.  I don't know what hubby would think if I started saving other peoples little bits.  Although, the new whimsies would just be replacing the other whimsies that went off to a new home.   :D  What would be classed as the crafted whimsy?  Brooches and stuff like that?  I wouldn't want to do the wrong thing.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 03, 2010 12:47:56 PM
What would be classed as the crafted whimsy?  Brooches and stuff like that?  I wouldn't want to do the wrong thing.
I was wondering the same.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 03, 2010 01:29:49 PM
Last round I made 2 sets of earrings from whimsy like items. I can't wait for partners!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 03, 2010 02:29:32 PM
The crafted whimsies are meant to be small, low-stress items. They can be anything you want them to be. Earrings, brooches, little knit figures, barrettes, poly clay magnets, and pincushions are just a few examples.

Also, if your crafted items are delicate and you'd rather pack them outside the container, that is totally acceptable. And sometimes people include whimsies outside the container that don't fit or are breakable and need to be packed separately. Not a problem at all.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 03, 2010 02:32:10 PM
The crafted whimsies are meant to be small, low-stress items. They can be anything you want them to be. Earrings, brooches, little knit figures, barrettes, poly clay magnets, and pincushions are just a few examples.

Also, if your crafted items are delicate and you'd rather pack them outside the container, that is totally acceptable. And sometimes people include whimsies outside the container that don't fit or are breakable and need to be packed separately. Not a problem at all.

Thanks for clarifying that for me.  :)
Will send in my Q now.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: SlyFox on January 03, 2010 11:21:53 PM
Last round I made 2 sets of earrings from whimsy like items. I can't wait for partners!

Last round I sent some inchies I made, some crochet stitch counters (made from lobster clasps) and some salt dough flowers and leaves that could be easily made into brooches or used in like an altered art project.

Hopefully this will be a fun round, so I am in!

SlyFox


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 03, 2010 11:35:41 PM
I have to stop stalking this topic.......................
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 03, 2010 11:39:51 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire!  Hurrah!  I've been out of the swap game so long!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 04, 2010 08:23:53 AM
WOW I am so happy that so many old friends are in this swap and it is going to be fun to watch all the newbie whimsies folks fall in love with whimsies. Warning to all it is addictive. I Jones for whimsies like some poor fools Jones for crack. LOL

Someone asked a few (several post back, I have been home with a husband AND two children for the last two weeks) eeeekkkk, where I get all of my whimsies..

Well I look all the time for them, if I see tiny things I just am drawn to them. I love thrift shops and antique shops and pay attention to the toy sections as well as the jewelry and sewing things.
EBay is a cool place to look if you want bulk. If you are a whimsies queen and gather many at once you can try Oriental trading co.
Tiny things are cute is my favorite whimsies go to place, Skye Blue Pink is my second. Matovfey (not sure if the spelling) is another good one.
If you are lucky enough to have children or know some, raid their junk drawers and toy boxes late at night or while they are at school. ssshhhh LOL
Let everyone know of your addiction and you will have buddies handing you small tiny things that were destined for the rubbish bin.
Oh and never underestimate the power of a button box. :)
The birthday section at Hobby Lobby ROCKS as well as the doll house section. Wait for their sales on the doll house stuff or you will be paying way to much. Michael's has cool stuff if you take your time and look.
If you go to eBay, do searches for junk drawer, gum ball machine, things like that. Your favorite jewelry notion places are good too. Fire Mountian Gems is a good jewelry spot.
The dollar store is a good place for inspiration as well. Once you get your head into it so to speak you start seeing them everywhere. LOL :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: kinipayla on January 04, 2010 09:45:22 AM
Despite my time limits and the fact that I already have one serious project for this winter vacation (ripping apart an old fake Coach bag to make a new one out of leather), I'm really thinking about signing up for this one since I really enjoyed making the jar for round 5.  Perhaps the new bag can wait...  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: amylili on January 04, 2010 10:28:43 AM
Wohoo I'm in!!!
I'm so excited to be part of this swap!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on January 04, 2010 03:25:27 PM
I like Manto-Fev and Tiny things are cute too!  I always raid my kids stuff and I sometimes pass along things that I have received from previous swaps. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 04, 2010 04:05:04 PM
Oiy. Thanks Tero for mentioning Skye Blue Pink. I could not remember that site. Had it saved on my old computer. Think they had something I wanted, but now I don't remember.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 04, 2010 04:20:25 PM
I like Sacred Kitsch Studio, though they can be a little pricey.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 04, 2010 05:01:47 PM
I just checked out Syke Blue Pink and WOW. I am in love haha. I know Hobby Lobby has their dollhouse miniatures on sale this week so I am going to go snatch up a few. I will definitely be placing an order for SBP though!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 04, 2010 05:07:20 PM
Seriously... Skye Blue Pink is amazing. I'm ordering a bunch of stuff from there just for me. w00t. Thanks for sharing all.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 04, 2010 05:29:49 PM
Good call on searching junk drawer on ebay Tero, I think I may do a little bidding!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 05, 2010 03:00:46 AM
thanks a bunch for the suggestions of where to get whimsies!
I have just been looking around my house, and I think I have always been obsessed with "bits".
I doubt I will need to shop much although, I'm sure I will!
More people have signed up yah!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 05, 2010 03:20:52 AM
I just can't resist the temptation any more. This is going to be so fun! Now I just have to think of what to write on the application form...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 05, 2010 06:13:42 AM
Thanks for the suggestions of whimsy shops Tero  :). I feel crazy, I keep buying whimsies online and then having them sent to my uni address (even though I'm not actually there at the moment) just so when I get back I've got lots of parcels of tiny goodies to open all at once!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 05, 2010 06:56:26 AM
Thanks for the suggestions of whimsy shops Tero  :). I feel crazy, I keep buying whimsies online and then having them sent to my uni address (even though I'm not actually there at the moment) just so when I get back I've got lots of parcels of tiny goodies to open all at once!

Oh how much fun is that going to be?!! It will be like you were in two whimsies swap. Hope you have been doing what all good Whimsies folk do and ordering one for you, one for your partner, one for you....


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 05, 2010 09:15:07 AM
That's exactly what I've been doing! Haha. I'm going to be drowning in whimsies by the end of this swap.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***10 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: freestyle on January 05, 2010 09:27:57 AM
We're up to 40 participants. 10 spots left folks!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***10 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: murbeck on January 05, 2010 09:45:28 AM
I just found a wimsie container on my lunch break at the Goodwill that I couldn't pass up!  If it's not right for my partner I will gladly keep it for myself  ;D 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***10 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 05, 2010 10:57:35 AM
I dunno if I can make it in here for this one or not  :-\  I see sendouts are not until 3/1.....so....maybe I can do it!  Will think about it for a few, but not too long if we only have 10 slots left!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***10 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 05, 2010 12:21:15 PM
I can't fight the temptation any longer.  *sigh*  Signing up now.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***9 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 05, 2010 01:56:43 PM
I caved, I will be signing up as well :)  Why not when I have a buttload of time between signups ending and sendouts?  Hooray!  I missed the last round because I was maxed on swaps with none being closed out before the ending of signups...not gonna happen this time!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***8 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: beeker on January 05, 2010 04:09:58 PM
Everybody sign up so we can have early partners. I was shopping for whimsies yesterday. I have some ideas for my little whimsical crafts... ;D I want to get started!
SIGN UP!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***8 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: murbeck on January 05, 2010 04:16:05 PM
hooray, TSM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***8 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 05, 2010 05:46:44 PM
I had a stroke of inspiration for my container, have to wait til partners though so I know if they will like it!  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***8 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: Casey1201 on January 05, 2010 06:12:34 PM
I gave in and ordered some whimsies and then bought some tonight when I was only supposed to be getting yarn. No inspiration for a container yet though...I am hoping my partner will be stalkable and something will just hit me :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***8 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 05, 2010 06:28:34 PM
No inspiration for a container yet though...I am hoping my partner will be stalkable and something will just hit me :)

I am hoping for the same :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***8 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: pantsafari on January 05, 2010 06:44:18 PM
I CANNOT wait to get partnered...I cant wait to start looking for a container and start the search for whimsies!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***8 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: meggy_doodle on January 05, 2010 06:58:18 PM
I'm really excited for this swap! I have been wanting to do one for the longest time! I'm tempted to go ahead and buy some whimsies but I want to wait for partners so I know my partner will like them... must... resist


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: freestyle on January 05, 2010 07:07:50 PM
I'm really excited for this swap! I have been wanting to do one for the longest time! I'm tempted to go ahead and buy some whimsies but I want to wait for partners so I know my partner will like them... must... resist

Waiting is overrated.  :-X :D

Only 6 spots left!!! Woohoo!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 05, 2010 07:20:22 PM
Ack!  I've already thought of 3 wishes I should've put on my questionnaire!   S'OK.  I get PM crazy with partners.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: Tero on January 05, 2010 07:28:16 PM
woooo hoooo Saphire AND Aiki...and Queen Ninja Monkey...oh and the list goes on and on. :) I think I am going to spend some time tomorrow digging through old stashes and see what I have. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 05, 2010 07:31:24 PM
Well, that red scrolliing message worked. I signed up. I was so happy to only be in 2 swaps and then I signed up for 2 more. 4 swaps and I'm looking at another. *sigh*


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: gavagai on January 06, 2010 12:56:07 AM
I am in 5 swaps... as usual... and there are more that I kind of would like to join...  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 06, 2010 06:35:39 AM
There really ARE a great bunch of craftsters in this round!!  So many familiar faces from previous rounds of this and other popular swaps, as well as a couple of my own :)  BTW, on a side note, I hope to be starting up a round of the Sea Life Swap again around the end of this month or in Feb for any that may be interested.

I already have a container, AND it's almost busting at the seams full, but it has only been from trinkets and things I have tossed in there willy nilly, not actually STUFFED full, I probably have a whole ton more space yet undiscovered!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: frogangel on January 06, 2010 11:28:07 AM
I've been looking online at the places that Tero and others suggested and I found some great things. I also have quite a bit of stuff gathered together from the last whimsies swap that I wasn't able to send out. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***6 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 06, 2010 11:32:20 AM
I got such WONDERFUL loot in Christmas swaps (thanks Tero and frogangel!).  I'm digging through stuff I have multiples of gleaning off some choice items to share with my whimsies partner.  Hopefully, they will make her as happy as they do me!

Also, I have an overabundance of dominoes so hopefully I'll have a partner who needs some.

It'll be cool if we have a whimsie swap around the time of the county fair next fall because I'll be able to pick up a gazillion freebie whimsies from the booths in the fair hall where the 4H, craft, and cooking competition displays are.

The power will likely be out much of tomorrow here.   I'm trying to get prepared with noncookables.  I just realized that I have 2 glue gun projects I need to do so I'd better do them tonight before the wind and snow tear the lines down.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***5 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: gavagai on January 06, 2010 12:39:15 PM
I am so excited to see who my partner is going to be. I have loads of little whimsies, and the last few days I have been seing whimseys wherever I go.  :D It's going to be so much fun trying to compile a jar that will suit the person I get to swap with.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***5 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: Automaton J. on January 06, 2010 01:03:14 PM
Five spots left! I'm so excited! I can't wait to be partnered up. I've already got ideas for what to make, this is a first! I still have to figure out what I'm gonna use as a container though. ;D

Gavagai, I've been doing the same thing. I was staying in CA over the weekend for a wedding and whenever I went out, I saw whimsies.

Edit: Holy moly, there are so many familiar faces in this swap! This is so cool.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***5 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: Monty on January 06, 2010 01:41:36 PM
Just sent in the survey... hope there is enough room for me ! 

I think that this swap is good for a pack rat like me. I can swap some of my lovely items I have hidden away like a squirrel hiding nuts in the winter that I hope my partner would enjoy and receive some new wonders in return!!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***4 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 06, 2010 03:39:54 PM
I'm so excited for things to get rolling. I'm new at this, but I already have container ideas as well as some crafted whimsy ideas. I'm picking up whimsies when i am out, but I am making sure for now that they are things I really like so that if they don't fit my partner I can just keep them.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***4 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: murbeck on January 06, 2010 05:05:40 PM
there are so many things that I've almost bought in the last couple days but they were all "some one could really love this" or "some folks might think 'what the $%[email protected]?!'"  lol... so I opted to wait, knowing I'd continue to come across many things after I meet my partner... not to mention I haven't even gone through my own stash yet!

I too am very excited  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***4 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: quaggy on January 06, 2010 06:12:13 PM
Right there with y'all! Excited Excited Excited!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: beccas_song on January 06, 2010 08:44:16 PM
Yay! I got in on time. I really was on the fence with this one- I start school next week for the first time in 7 years! But I couldn't resist- you all are such a fun crowd! Ever since the last swap (my first whimsie swap) I've been seeing whimsies everywhere and collecting tons of them! I even have a drawer just for whimsies in my craft room. :)

Can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 07, 2010 05:06:52 AM
Well, last night I went to Goodwill and Value Village looking for a whimsy container. The only thing that looked the right size was 15$ (Used jar, mind you!) and weighed about 20 pounds. So no go there.

I went next door to the dollar tree and looked everywhere for a 5 quart container with a lid. They didn't have one! What a bunch of hooey. Anyway, I found a couple of smaller plastic containers and I had a vision! I bought them and brought them home; held them together as in my vision and asked my husband to 'imagine' what it was going to be. He couldn't. But it will be cool when I'm finished. I'm sure of it.

I hope people need frogangel's dominoes, because I've got quite a few of those too. I looked for them all over and then everyone I knew started bringing me dominoes!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: beccabadger on January 07, 2010 05:11:46 AM
I like the idea of antique whimsies, and dominoes. I'm up for anything really ;D although some things will be more useful than others.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 07, 2010 05:20:27 AM
Oh, believe me, there is going to be some whimsy. ;) I'd never heard of a jar of whimsy and I was collecting years ago. I currently have about 5 various sized jars in my craft room full of whimsy that I bought for myself.

And I don't want to give anyone the wrong impression; I don't want to unload my dominoes on you. I thought just a handful would eleviate the burden on my overflowing dominoe jar. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: ScrappySue on January 07, 2010 05:27:50 AM
I love old/odd things, so wouldn't mind the odd domino heading my way.
I gave in and went to the op-shop this afternoon for a fossic and found some weeny things thats should appeal to someone!
SO, so very much fun  ;D
I am so keen to start, I rang my daughter and suggested she join the swap!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 07, 2010 05:42:11 AM
Just sent in my questionnaire to our wonderful organizer! Hope to get one of those last spots because this looks like fun, and who wouldn't benefit from a touch of whimsy these days? :)
 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 07, 2010 06:22:25 AM
Hi Again! Taking my time and going back through the galleries again, and I have a question/concern:

Are most participants sticking with the 2 cup/5 cup jar or container? So many of the swaps (and they are all lovely, btw) are much larger.

If I get in, I am planning on squeezing as much as possible into the smaller size, but keeping it more or less within the 2 cups, plus a few extras. No? :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: mandamouse123 on January 07, 2010 06:27:27 AM
I'm hoping I got a spot, too!  I sent in my survey last night, and I've been fiendishly checking my inbox since then.  I've never done a swap, but always wanted to.  This one looks perfect!  I've always collected small things, usually little treasures I've found on the ground.  I never really thought other people did it too!  Here's to hoping that I get in :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: pantsafari on January 07, 2010 06:37:01 AM
I'm going with the smaller size. I figured I'd try not to overwhelm myself with it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: freestyle on January 07, 2010 07:17:19 AM
I opened my inbox this morning and what did I find? 4 more questionnaires! For 3 spots! I couldn't bear to turn anyone away from a whimsie swap, so I upped the limit from 50 to 52. Which means... 1 more person and this swap is closed!! Woo!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: IzzyBee on January 07, 2010 07:36:33 AM
Yay! Then once we're all partnered up the full-on whimsy gathering can begin  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 07, 2010 07:51:54 AM
Well, maybe one person could just take two partners and we can call it quits?  LOL!  I'm sure there is at least ONE person that would be willing to take a 2nd partner on with MORE than enough whimsies to go around...*cough cough* Tero...  Can you tell I REALLY wanna get partners?  ;D  Butt seriously, there has got to be a couple people willing to take a 2nd person just to close early  ;)  Hell, I might even  be up for a 2nd partner with sendouts all the way into March, I will have plenty of time to gather goodies!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: spicytaco on January 07, 2010 08:21:34 AM
Yay. So excited. Can't wait to find out my partner.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: freestyle on January 07, 2010 08:59:04 AM
Well, maybe one person could just take two partners and we can call it quits?  LOL!  I'm sure there is at least ONE person that would be willing to take a 2nd partner on with MORE than enough whimsies to go around...*cough cough* Tero...  Can you tell I REALLY wanna get partners?  ;D  Butt seriously, there has got to be a couple people willing to take a 2nd person just to close early  ;)  Hell, I might even  be up for a 2nd partner with sendouts all the way into March, I will have plenty of time to gather goodies!

Well, I'm at work and won't be able to work on partners until this evening. Hopefully by then we'll have another person sign up.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 07, 2010 10:48:34 AM
Like I said, I have LOTS of dominoes to give if my partner wants them.

I've already thought of 5 wishes I should've put on my questionnaire.  I'll just have to PM my partner.

*giggle*  You know those cute paper cocktail glass umbrellas?  They are the best whimsies.  But, what would I do with them if I had them?

I could honestly USE an Oriental folding fan (the cheap kind that closes up in a metal frame and latches) to carry in my purse during the summer.  It's hard to imagine 102F days with 110F heat indexes when I'm sitting here shivering my tukus off, but they are coming.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: Pupper on January 07, 2010 10:57:57 AM
Wow, this is a popular swap!  It will be fun to see everything!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: pantsafari on January 07, 2010 11:16:09 AM
Like I said, I have LOTS of dominoes to give if my partner wants them.

I've already thought of 5 wishes I should've put on my questionnaire.  I'll just have to PM my partner.

*giggle*  You know those cute paper cocktail glass umbrellas?  They are the best whimsies.  But, what would I do with them if I had them?

I could honestly USE an Oriental folding fan (the cheap kind that closes up in a metal frame and latches) to carry in my purse during the summer.  It's hard to imagine 102F days with 110F heat indexes when I'm sitting here shivering my tukus off, but they are coming.


I have a box of probably 50+ mini drink umbrellas from a wedding shower I threw a few years ago...and I cant bring myself to throw them out, so if my partner wants any,...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 07, 2010 11:46:17 AM
Well since someone asked. I originally signed up for the Large jar/Container but then a couple of nights ago changed it to the Small.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: beccas_song on January 07, 2010 11:50:11 AM
Like I said, I have LOTS of dominoes to give if my partner wants them.

I've already thought of 5 wishes I should've put on my questionnaire.  I'll just have to PM my partner.

*giggle*  You know those cute paper cocktail glass umbrellas?  They are the best whimsies.  But, what would I do with them if I had them?

I could honestly USE an Oriental folding fan (the cheap kind that closes up in a metal frame and latches) to carry in my purse during the summer.  It's hard to imagine 102F days with 110F heat indexes when I'm sitting here shivering my tukus off, but they are coming.

Do you go to the Dollar Store Crafts website? Heather (a fellow craftster) had a post a few days ago for a cute lamp with cocktail umbrellas!!

I totally forgot to put a VERY  important whimsie wish in my questionaire. I need MAGNETS!! TONS of random, cool, odd, weird magnets! We've moved into an apartment with floor to ceiling metal closet doors in every room. There are, I believe, 12 metal folding doors in this place! I'm using all the magnets I have currently on the kid's doors to put up artwork and things. They love having magnets everywhere, and so do I! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***3 SPOTS LEFT***
Post by: lindyv321 on January 07, 2010 12:24:19 PM
Hi Again! Taking my time and going back through the galleries again, and I have a question/concern:

Are most participants sticking with the 2 cup/5 cup jar or container? So many of the swaps (and they are all lovely, btw) are much larger.

If I get in, I am planning on squeezing as much as possible into the smaller size, but keeping it more or less within the 2 cups, plus a few extras. No? :)

I signed up for the small jar (I think) and will send at least the requirement.  If it ends up being a little larger than so much the better for my partner but I would not expect to receive more than small jar (2 cups) in return.  Does that answer your question and make sense?

I have thought of other things I would like and added more things to my wist off of Sky Blue Pink, but the pictures that show on my wist aren't of the actual item I am trying to wist  ??? So if you end up as my partner and look at my wist, check the descriptions!  I made sure the links work too!

I have a box and a bag full of whimisies to go through plus other random things I have gotten from past swaps. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: beckashell on January 07, 2010 03:13:08 PM
I opened my inbox this morning and what did I find? 4 more questionnaires! For 3 spots! I couldn't bear to turn anyone away from a whimsie swap, so I upped the limit from 50 to 52. Which means... 1 more person and this swap is closed!! Woo!!

Thanks for letting me join!! I was probably number 4...  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: ScrappySue on January 07, 2010 03:28:09 PM
Hi all,
Beccas-song, the fates must have been thinking of you yesterday, because the lady at the opshop suggested a bag of random magnets for my whimsy hunting, so if we dont get partnered, pm me, and I'll send you some anyway.
One person, hmmmm, should I ring my daughter again, she must want to be in this swap!
The waiting is making me stalk this thread like crazy, :o
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 07, 2010 03:33:31 PM
I keep thinking of things I didn't put in my questionnaire.  But, I strongly directed my partner to my profile and my wist for fleshed out information.

I have already used up almost everything from my first whimsie swap.  A lot of whimsies got used on Christmas gifts.  I didn't realize was a craft stash help a JoW would be!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: beeker on January 07, 2010 03:59:37 PM
I was digging around for some pictures I needed and came across a box of odds and ends that I got in the estate auction when we bought our house. some dominos, a couple of old wooden checkers pieces, material, buttons, beads, little plastic doodads, some metal play money, lots of neat little whimsies... ;D I had fun trying to decide what to pack in my whimsie jar.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 07, 2010 04:47:19 PM
Why is 1 spot so hard to fill?!?!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: spicytaco on January 07, 2010 06:12:04 PM
Don't worry. I'm sure freestyle got #52 and is matching us all up with our partners as I type.

So, to my future partner, I really wanna make a horror movie shrine for my kitchen, so think horror okay. LOL. Oh, and ephemera, mostly cause I love that word. (For those that may not know it means fancy papery type things. Don't worry, I only learned recently.)

I totally signed up for either size but am hoping for large. Wanted to make an easy partner and am still hoping for another Canadian (so much cheaper for shipping), but international is always soooo cool. Once got a package from Scotland and thought it was the coolest thing ever. (Still do. Wear the granny square gloves all the time.)

Sooo excited. There's so many good swaps right now and I'm trying to limit myself to one at a time and this is the one that I picked. Cannot wait to get partners. Eek.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: Monty on January 07, 2010 07:14:00 PM
Wanted to make an easy partner and am still hoping for another Canadian (so much cheaper for shipping), 

Was wondering how many Canucks were here on Craftster, but it's awesome that you can swap with someone across the world, but I hear ya on the shipping. I've been trying to think of containers that are awesome yet easy to ship.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 07, 2010 07:24:20 PM
When I shipped to Scotland it was $40 ! When I have the $$ I love having partners from other countries, but I'm pretty broke right now.  :P

Waiting for partners is killing me though, I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: pantsafari on January 07, 2010 07:34:34 PM
Wanted to make an easy partner and am still hoping for another Canadian (so much cheaper for shipping), 

Was wondering how many Canucks were here on Craftster, but it's awesome that you can swap with someone across the world, but I hear ya on the shipping. I've been trying to think of containers that are awesome yet easy to ship.

Im a Canadian, but I've lived in California most of my life.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: freestyle on January 07, 2010 07:51:18 PM
Don't worry. I'm sure freestyle got #52 and is matching us all up with our partners as I type.

Well, you're half right! I spent the last 3 hours putting partners together. Just waiting on that final person to join. I may have to rearrange a couple people if the last person that signs up isn't a good match for the remaining person needing a partner, but that should only take a few minutes. All the hard work is done.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 07, 2010 08:05:10 PM
Don't worry. I'm sure freestyle got #52 and is matching us all up with our partners as I type.

Well, you're half right! I spent the last 3 hours putting partners together. Just waiting on that final person to join. I may have to rearrange a couple people if the last person that signs up isn't a good match for the remaining person needing a partner, but that should only take a few minutes. All the hard work is done.  :)

Yay! Thank you for your hard work! I can't wait!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: Tero on January 07, 2010 08:10:34 PM
I cant believe that there is still one spot left? Who doesn't love a good whimsies swap?
I keep having to put them down to finish up the crafting I need to get done for other things. But they call to me...... :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 07, 2010 08:13:44 PM
The little mermaid whimsies are really sirens, Tero.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: koalascout on January 07, 2010 08:43:10 PM
oh boy..........almost time for partners........ who will i get ???


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: Automaton J. on January 07, 2010 08:57:28 PM
One spot left! This is awesome! I can't wait to find out who my partner is! Freestyle, you are so brave/crazy to run a swap with 52 people. The one time I organized, I could barely keep track of 20.

I found my whimsie box today! Rather, my dad found it and asked if I needed a really cool box for anything. Such perfect timing.  °u°


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: beckashell on January 07, 2010 09:03:09 PM
I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: lylacfey on January 07, 2010 09:13:38 PM
I am still in this swap. My ISP has been down since New Year's Eve. I hardly can believe it since I live right behind my ISP. Our city had a massive wide outage and then I am on a grid that keeps having intermittent outages. It's so annoying. DH got so frustrated he signed us up for DSL. :)  Oh, my eye is swelled up too, lol. I was adopted by a cat so I added another whimsy to my collection. :)

I hardly can wait until partners. I have added more whimsies to my every growing pile to add to this swap.

For everyone looking for whimsies I can add some places too even though Tero covered it pretty well. Apparently her & I stalk the same sections, lol.

Hit up your friends and family. Seriously. They will give you all their treasures. They call them junk. I find that insulting but you still need to love these people, ROFL!

Aiki I am so glad to see your back. I was hoping you be back. Aiki I hope you didn't lose power. If you need anything contact me.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 07, 2010 10:03:53 PM
I hope we get partners soon. I'm going to a flea market with a friend tomorrow and will be on the look out. It will be easier, however, if I know who my partner is.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 07, 2010 10:32:59 PM
Thanks for adding me Freestyle :)
Can't wait for partners either!
Hopefully there's someone in this swap who's happy for O/S swapping - I'm in Oz :)
Haven't swapped in ages - so this should be a fun one to get my swapping juices flowing again.
I'm in for the 2 cups -easier for sending so far - but i'll go over  ::)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: beckashell on January 07, 2010 11:26:40 PM
Thanks for adding me Freestyle :)
Can't wait for partners either!
Hopefully there's someone in this swap who's happy for O/S swapping - I'm in Oz :)
Haven't swapped in ages - so this should be a fun one to get my swapping juices flowing again.
I'm in for the 2 cups -easier for sending so far - but i'll go over  ::)

In in Australia too if you don't want to send overseas :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: crafty_one on January 07, 2010 11:36:03 PM
Woohoo, can't wait to find out who my partner is!! I've been stalking all those online whimsie shops mentioned a couple of pages earlier and I wanna buy everything  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1) ***1 SPOT LEFT***
Post by: gavagai on January 08, 2010 02:37:35 AM
I chose to send the small jar. I am in Sweden, so I (almost) always send internationally. It does cost a bit, but on the other hand it's so much fun it's definitely worth it! I'll have to stick with the small jar though.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 08, 2010 05:19:29 AM
We're closed! Everyone thank RyverChyld for grabbing the last swap so we get early partners!  :)  I'm heading in to work- I'll try to get partners out on my lunch break.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 08, 2010 05:21:30 AM
woohoo!
Let the wild Whimsying begin!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: amylili on January 08, 2010 05:25:29 AM
Wouhoo thank you RyverChyld:D

I'm so excited!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on January 08, 2010 05:43:11 AM
COOL!!  I made it in!! ;D

I had my fingers crossed and was hoping to get the last spot and YAY  I got it!! ;D ;D

I am sooo excited!! ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 08, 2010 05:49:36 AM
let's get started!!! So excited!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 08, 2010 06:03:20 AM
hip hip hooray!  hip hip hooray!  hip hip hooraaaaaaaaaaay!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 08, 2010 07:51:26 AM
Wahoo!!  Finally!  Hope to see partners when I get home...I work at 7am my time, and my lunch came early today.  I only get to check craftster on my lunch in the breakroom, it's blocked on my desk PC :(  I will be home around 4:30 and will check things out then!  Can't wait!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 08, 2010 08:41:05 AM
Wahoo!!  Finally!  Hope to see partners when I get home...I work at 7am my time, and my lunch came early today.  I only get to check craftster on my lunch in the breakroom, it's blocked on my desk PC :(  I will be home around 4:30 and will check things out then!  Can't wait!!!

OMG, I can't imagine being blocked from Craftster all day long!!!!  You poor thing, you   :'(  Very sad indeed.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 08, 2010 08:44:30 AM
Partners are posted! I'm going to send out the questionnaires for each partner group in a single e-mail. So if your questionnaire is at the top, keep scrolling for your partner's.  :)

Tero and I decided at the end of the last round that we need to be partners this round. Tero is the heart and soul of whimsie swaps, and I want to thank her for helping to make these swaps so much fun! Best way to thank a whimsie queen? Send her whimsies!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 08, 2010 08:57:04 AM
I thought of a great container, but I don't think I can use it, as larger whimsies would not fit inside the opening, plus it would probably be annoying for my partner to get the stuff out of it.. but I'll keep it a secret just in case. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 08, 2010 09:06:16 AM
Hooray for partners!! Hi AlishaMisha!
I am so ready for this - pulled a couple of containers out last night and I already have quite a few tidbits in my cookie tin for her - now off to hunt for special treasures. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: amylili on January 08, 2010 09:22:15 AM
I'm with beccas_song!!!

I read your questionnaire and I'm even more excited!!!!! I'm sure this will be a great swap!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 08, 2010 09:37:10 AM
ORGANIZER'S NOTE

Everyone should now have their partner's information. Please send me a PM if I messed anything up.  :)

Hope everyone is happy with their partners!! Now go stalk!!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on January 08, 2010 09:55:51 AM
I am extremely HAPPY with my partner!! ;D  We have alot of same favorite things! ;)  I think we are a great match!   ;D  Thanks so much freestyle!! ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 08, 2010 10:18:35 AM
Hooray partners, and I only have to send as far as QLD.  Now off to find a suitable container...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 08, 2010 10:19:41 AM
Yes! I think me and my partner have quilte a lot in common, and I feel very inspired. Thank you!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 08, 2010 10:31:57 AM
You did a great job of matching my martner and me freestyle! We seem to have really similar interests, so gathering whimsies is going to be a breeze and so much fun. It'll be a case of "I love this, so I'm sure my partner will love it too"  :). I've just had a pretty sweet idea for a container too, I just need to track down one that's suitable (meaning one that the whimsies can easily be put into and removed from... sounds confusing but all will become clear soon ;)).


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on January 08, 2010 10:52:26 AM
I looked at my partners wists and fell in love with a theme that I am going to try and go crazy with lol. I came up with a container that might be a bit of work but it will be worth it :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 08, 2010 11:13:53 AM
Laughed so loud that I scared the cat when I found out who my partner is. ;D  freestyle, you rock on partner assignments!  BWAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 08, 2010 11:20:10 AM
So excited to have a great partner! And I already know what kind of container Im going to use! YAY!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on January 08, 2010 12:06:34 PM
My partner and I even have the same first name.  :D ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on January 08, 2010 12:17:48 PM
Just woke up and first thing I did was get on here to see if partners had been assigned! I'm so happy with my partner and I'm sending to New Zealand (somewhere I've always wanted to go) collecting whimsies for her is going to be fun and I'm off to find a suitable container though I have something in mind now I know what she's into!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Pupper on January 08, 2010 12:38:28 PM
I already know what crafted items I am going to put in my partner's jar!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 08, 2010 01:57:52 PM
I have a great partner too. We both hate Disney ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on January 08, 2010 02:02:42 PM
My partner and I ever have the same first name.  :D ;D

I know, I love it! :D

My boyfriend was reading over my shoulder when I opened the pm, and straight away said "she likes SG1? I like her!" :D I've never watched it, but he's giving me a runthrough, and it sounds like I'll be able to craft a few bits based on it :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on January 08, 2010 02:12:40 PM
My boyfriend was reading over my shoulder when I opened the pm, and straight away said "she likes SG1? I like her!" :D I've never watched it, but he's giving me a runthrough, and it sounds like I'll be able to craft a few bits based on it :)

It's an amazing show. I mean, really amazing, and I'm seriously considering watching an episode now (even though I've watched most of them at least 5 times)  :D. You have good taste in boyfriends if he likes SG1  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 08, 2010 02:41:22 PM
This is gonna be awesome. My partner's wist rocks. At first her questionaire made me kinda nervous with the no skulls or flames, so so much other good stuff that it won't be a problem at all. I don't mind keep my skull stuff for myself anyway.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 08, 2010 02:46:46 PM
I love my partner!!!  ;D  I'm so excited to get started on my container, and now I can really go whimsey crazy!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 08, 2010 02:50:54 PM
I am thrilled with my partner! Got started already and have plenty of ideas for her jar.
Hope everyone has fun!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 08, 2010 03:06:50 PM
Okay, I've got to tell you all a funny story. Or at least it's funny to me. As I've mentioned previously, I have a lot of whimsies. It comes from my former addiction to chunky/fat books, and the desire to have a vast collection of zany items to dangle off the sides of them.

So I've been waiting for this swap to come around so I can swap out whimsies with my partner and have more variety. When I saw the two cup option I scoffed. You could take 2 cups of whimsies out of my craft room and I'd never have any idea anything was missing (it's a disaster in there.)

I mentioned that Wednesday I went to Goodwill and Value Village looking for interesting containers, but I just couldn't find a nice 5 quart container (do you see where this is going?). I went next door to Dollar Tree and couldn't find anything either, so I bought 2 containers to craft into a larger container from but still only equaled 4 quarts. "I'll have to include another quart jar of whimsies" I told myself.

When I got together and got all my containers together, I realized what a dent 5 quarts of whimsies would put in my whimsey collection. I've made arrangements to go to our local toy fair this Sunday to find more to fill up my 5 quarts.

I didn't realize that it was 5 cups until I received my partner today...

It looks like my partner is going to be getting 4 quarts of whimsies unless I find a better container option...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 08, 2010 03:44:59 PM
I was stalking my partner from the last jar of whimsie round. I loved the little octopuses...octopi...however you say it...she made. I don't have an octopus on my wist, but I wouldn't mind getting one of those.  ;D too cute


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 08, 2010 03:51:33 PM
Just woke up, and first thing is a cup of tea and craftster before work!
Thanks so much for pairing me with someone so similar in taste!
She likes things I didnt even think to put down, I was nodding when reading.
I'm not sure what country she is in, but am sure I will find out soon,
WOOHOO!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mandamouse123 on January 08, 2010 04:04:29 PM
I'm so excited for this swap!  I'm glad we got partners so soon!  I've been spotting whimsy things EVERYWHERE :D  Now I just have to find a great "jar" to put my swap stuff in. . .


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 08, 2010 05:59:36 PM
I can't tell you how relieved and happy I am that people are pleased with their partners!! Pairing people up is the most fun, most agonizing, most worrying, and most rewarding thing about organizing.  :)

I didn't realize that it was 5 cups until I received my partner today...

It looks like my partner is going to be getting 4 quarts of whimsies unless I find a better container option...

HAHAHA!!! goodmorningstarshine, I can't imaging your partner being upset with that!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 08, 2010 06:01:30 PM
BWAHahahahahahaha!!!  I just designed Sapphire's container.  BWAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha!!!  *evil genius, mad scientist laughter*


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 08, 2010 06:06:07 PM
Found some whimsies today, but no luck on a container. I have an idea, though. I found a bunch that would have worked but passed them by for various reasons--too small, too large, too expensive, filled with coffee... :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 08, 2010 06:09:01 PM
Ready to start putting some whimsies together and plan out the crafty ones.  Hope to find a perfect container.  This may take a little time.  Ideas are running wild!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 08, 2010 06:20:56 PM
NOTE ABOUT THE (OPTIONAL) CONTEST

For those of you who might be interested in joining in on the container contest, here is a bit more info.

1. The prize will be a sweet container of whimsies. I will be providing it this round. I'll post pics when it's complete (late-Jan, early-Feb.)
2. The contest is for the awesomest container, as voted on by participants in this swap. Each swap participant (including those in the contest) get 1 vote. Only rule- you can't vote for yourself. Voting for your partner is fine. Votes will be sent to me and Tero- no one else will know who you vote for unless you tell them. Tero and I are not participating in the contest, but we do each get a vote (we cast ours first so as not to sway the final results).
3. You do NOT have to decide now whether or not you want to participate. After all containers that were sent out ON TIME have been received, I will ask for anyone interested in participating in the contest to send me a PM. Then I create a thread with the contest entries and open it up for voting.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 08, 2010 07:17:34 PM
I am thrilled with my partner! Got started already and have plenty of ideas for her jar.
Hope everyone has fun!!
I am just as thrilled as you are!!!!!!! I have lots of ideas but a lot will be started at the end of next week as I have to make and send out 4 bookmarks for another swap. It is killing me that I can't start everything immediately. GAH!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 08, 2010 11:22:56 PM
I'm happy with my partner too - I've swapped with her before - slight advantage! lol
Will be traveling to my parents house tomorrow (half my whimsie collection is there! lol).

Now for the container...


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Post by: beccas_song on January 08, 2010 11:39:03 PM
La de da... I'm glad I got in on this one! Just can't deny those whimsies! Totally excited to have an overseas partner! Foreign whimsies seem kinda, I dunno... extra awesome? :)

I should be in bed right now... but I can't stop listening to my CDs I got for Christmas. Gleeeeeeeee! The music is addicting. I think I'll sort some whimsies. :)


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Post by: beckashell on January 09, 2010 03:56:32 AM
Partners!!! Yay. Thanks for working so hard to partner up all up so quickly  :D

Inspiration struck for my "jar" today so I hope it works out. That said i'm feeling a little bit of pressure because of the contest, but mostly because last round had such AMAZING jars created. Before I joined this I always thought ordinary jars were used. I could not have been more wrong...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 09, 2010 06:35:46 AM
Partners!!! Yay. Thanks for working so hard to partner up all up so quickly  :D

Inspiration struck for my "jar" today so I hope it works out. That said i'm feeling a little bit of pressure because of the contest, but mostly because last round had such AMAZING jars created. Before I joined this I always thought ordinary jars were used. I could not have been more wrong...

not everybody entered the contest last time. My partner put my whimsies in a reusable shopping bag. It's up to you, it isn't a high pressure contest. Dont' stress...whimsies are fun!  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: koalascout on January 09, 2010 07:12:57 AM
yeah........i like getting ladies i have swapped with before.........especially since she is in australia.......can't wait to see what i get, hopefully more koala goodies ;)

not sure who watches the news but i am an hour out of atlanta, ga.  we got snow thursday afternoon and it won't warm up enough until monday for it to melt. so no mail yesterday and maybe no mail today.   :o

off to figure out a container to put everything in


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 09, 2010 08:28:10 AM
I thought mail got delivered no matter rain, nor sleet, nor snow....that's a bunch of BS I guess  :P  LOL!

Have not started to sort, I have a whole container filled from collecting stuff since Round 5, did not make it into Round 6, so I just collected stuff for the next round instead.  Hopefully can make a trip to a hobby store in town, they always have awesome mini things there...and definitely the thrift store too...will have to be after these 2 coming weekends for the faire though.


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Post by: frogangel on January 09, 2010 09:40:59 AM
I'm also really excited about my partner and I having a LOT of things in common! ;D

I already have a lot of things set aside, but it's going to be so fun collecting even more things for her. Now I just have to decide on the 'jar' to make for her... Hmmm... It for sure has to be AWESOME! :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on January 09, 2010 10:14:49 AM
not sure who watches the news but i am an hour out of atlanta, ga.  we got snow thursday afternoon and it won't warm up enough until monday for it to melt. so no mail yesterday and maybe no mail today.   :o

We're having that problem here in the UK. It's just white, everywhere. It's not gotten above freezing for ages and ages. Post is messed up, transport is messed up, things are being cancelled, it's chaos. We did go to visit a local reservior/nature reserve today, and it was completely frozen over. It was so pretty! The sea is starting to freeze too. It's just...not normal.

Anyway, back on topic, I have my container, now to make it pretty!  ;D I hope to buy some whimsies on Wednesday...if I can get into town...


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Post by: IzzyBee on January 09, 2010 10:28:56 AM
I ventured into town today for a few things (including whimsies!) and I was doddering around like an elderly person because of all the ice everywhere. I haven't fallen over yet though *touch wood*. I'm supposed to be heading back to uni in Cornwall on Monday, but a cross-country journey in this weather isn't looking too promising at the moment  :-\.

I'm still struggling to find a container, I've got a perfect idea in mind, but finding something suitable is proving to be the sticking point at the moment. If everything goes to plan it should be pretty cool though. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 09, 2010 11:05:23 AM
My partner and I have been in touch.  We have so much more in common that what our questionnaire revealed. I know what I want for her container now just to make it happen. Will let y'all know how the progress goes and have my fingers crossed that I can do this!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 09, 2010 11:40:40 AM
Monday, assuming we have school, I will stop at the hardware and ask for their messed up keys. They always have tons and give them to me for free! My partner has decorated keys on her wist, so I will give key decorating a try. I've used them for school before to make windchimes. They have a nice sound.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 09, 2010 11:40:59 AM
It's colder that usual in Sweden too, but I guess we're quite used to the snow and everything, so the mail keeps coming. It's been around -15 to -20 degrees C here for a while now (around 0 F). Near where my parents in law lives the temperature has been down to -40 at times (oddly enough that temperature is the same in Centigrade and Fahrenheit). We spent the New Year there, but then it was "only" about -20C (-4F).  :)


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Post by: IzzyBee on January 09, 2010 12:04:07 PM
Monday, assuming we have school, I will stop at the hardware and ask for their messed up keys. They always have tons and give them to me for free! My partner has decorated keys on her wist, so I will give key decorating a try. I've used them for school before to make windchimes. They have a nice sound.  :)

As in keys they've messed up while cutting them? If that's what you mean then I never knew they would give those to people! I'm going to ask next time I'm passing a key cutting place, not quite sure what I'll use them to make yet but I'm sure I'll think of something...  ::)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 09, 2010 12:28:28 PM
yep, they may not open anything, but they still work just fine for crafting


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 09, 2010 12:43:16 PM
Squee!  I am so excited for partners!  I am off to do some stalking then I am going to get started.  I already have some great ideas.  As for the container, I know what I want to use but I haven't been able to find it as of yet....



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 09, 2010 02:40:03 PM
beeker, that is an awesome idea about the keys! I'm going to have to check my local hardware store!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 09, 2010 03:36:45 PM
I'm so excited to start collecting whimsies! love my partner choice, and I just checked her wist and I think their are some things on there that are totally do-able!! (sorry I dont have a wist to help you out goodmorningstarshine, I honestly didn't know what one was until I looked at yours!)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 09, 2010 04:11:03 PM
That's okay, I think I've got it figured out okay, or at least  the parts that I will craft for you. Actually I already crafted them for you! Last night I made 4 of the same small item in different colors, and since I have to fill up that 4 quarts this evening I made you a larger item! I just finished it about 5 minutes ago.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 09, 2010 04:19:09 PM
  :o! done already! ahhh! that's wonderful, but makes me feel nervous and unprepared. haha i'll figure it out i have time.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 09, 2010 04:33:28 PM
Now that we know our partners, I've gone from excited to just giddy with joy over this swap. We both enjoy vintage, antique kitsch as well as some more contemporary crafting. I am having so much fun gathering whimsies for quaggy and I feel like there's a little story that goes along with so many of them. I just might have to write little vignettes to go along with the package. It's nice to feel inspired.

As for the box, I have two ideas. One is practical and will surely but sweet to look at. The other is total silly indulgence. Not sure which direction I am headed yet....



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 09, 2010 04:34:34 PM
Plenty of time! Tons of time. I just am in 4 swaps right now and hosting one of those, so I'm trying to stay really on top of things. I just felt more inspired to make your things this weekend than the other swap's! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 09, 2010 04:46:32 PM
I feel like there's a little story that goes along with so many of them. I just might have to write little vignettes to go along with the package. It's nice to feel inspired.

As for the box, I have two ideas. One is practical and will surely but sweet to look at. The other is total silly indulgence. Not sure which direction I am headed yet....



We are so parallel its not funny.  As far as the box I am very open to either, young at heart.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mimikachu on January 09, 2010 04:57:53 PM
I have to say that I was surprised to have so much in common with my partner! It's like we're eerily connected :)

Also, I love the key ideas, and I was squealing as I found an awesome container for my package at a thrift store this morning! Yay! But I'm afraid to reveal too much, but now I get to do the fun stuff of gathering up the pretties and getting my theme together!

-melissa/mimikachu


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 09, 2010 05:07:37 PM
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOLKS:  Please, can y'all check in?!?!?  *worries*  Your 6.5 that just happened (and aftershocks) has made national news. 

Y'all OK?  *hugs*


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 09, 2010 06:13:59 PM
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOLKS:  Please, can y'all check in?!?!?  *worries*  Your 6.5 that just happened (and aftershocks) has made national news. 

Y'all OK?  *hugs*

Oh no! I hope everyone is alright!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 09, 2010 08:03:24 PM
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOLKS:  Please, can y'all check in?!?!?  *worries*  Your 6.5 that just happened (and aftershocks) has made national news. 

Y'all OK?  *hugs*

Eeek. Earthquakes scare the poop outta me. Was in a little tiny one once and cried for hours after. Nothing even fell over. Hope y'all are alright.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 09, 2010 08:04:45 PM
I went through a big one when I lived in CA.  And, I've been through several small-moderate ones here in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.  The side-to-side ones mess with my inner ear and make me really dizzy. :P 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 09, 2010 08:06:54 PM
Started pulling some bits and pieces together today. Pretty little things, mostly that I've gotten in swaps, that I won't really use or have tons of but think my partner might like.

Gotta think about this container thing.....


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Post by: ScrappySue on January 09, 2010 08:17:36 PM
Ok, found a container, which may be a bit big really, but I am having trouble with the measurements.
(thats just me, I always have trouble with measurements!)
I have almost stuffed the container full but have left a bit of room, for that something "special".
 ;D
Very fun
S


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Post by: AlternaWidget on January 09, 2010 08:31:37 PM
The "Lake Erie Snow Machine" was forecast to dump 4-8 more inches of snow on us, but the weather guy was wrong. The good thing about the threat was that I got out early and landed my container and most of my supplies, so I am sailing along nicely.
Little teases:  One thing is soft and green (and DONE!). Another thing is clearly intended for something with gills. And I will stop there. :)
It is amazing how much I have in common with my partner, and it has made this project especially fun for me.
 


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Post by: AlishaMisha on January 09, 2010 09:33:19 PM
Little teases:  One thing is soft and green (and DONE!). Another thing is clearly intended for something with gills. And I will stop there. :)
It is amazing how much I have in common with my partner, and it has made this project especially fun for me.

You have NOoOoO idea how much that is a tease for me. And when I read "gills" I just about pass out. You know how much I am into Marine Biology!!!!!!!!!!! I can die happy, and I don't even know what it is yet!!!! I can safely say I only own a fish tank but nothing else gill related. Although I do have a shark webkin, but that's it :P

I love how similar we are. I have lots of ideas that need to wait a little bit until I get my bookmarks out for my other swap, but it is killing me that I can't do these little projects yet! I bet it is going to be hard when March 1st comes to see the collecting/crafting stop.


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Post by: little green dragonfly on January 09, 2010 11:42:05 PM
I found the perfect container for KoalaScout today!

I use to work in a Hardware store –we never gave the keys away – we used them in the kids DIY classes to make wind chimes. I use to love cutting the keys.

It’s really hot here –feels odd to here about all your cold weather – its 39C degrees here!!!
I’d love a thunder storm!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on January 10, 2010 04:03:08 AM
Stop being so productive you lot, you're making me feel inadequate!! I generally stalked the hell out of my partner yesterday, and made a list of exactly what I'm going to put in her container, so I'm feeling nice and organised. I'm worried that my container might be a bit boring though :s


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Post by: RyverChyld on January 10, 2010 05:01:34 AM
I found the PERFECT  "Jar"  online and already ordered it!!  I can't wait till it gets here and I can start decorating it!! ;D

In the mean time I will be on the look out for more cool whimsies!!  I am keeping my eyes open and searching high and low for whimsical whimsies!! ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 10, 2010 05:08:08 AM
If it is any comfort I haven't started at all. Well, I have ideas, lots of ideas, but I am working on another project right now, so I won't start the actual crafting and jar hunting until maybe tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 10, 2010 05:28:12 AM
I am so excited to get beeker as a partner. My eye is still messed up though but that did not stop me. As soon as I got beeker as a partner I started digging in one of my whimsy boxes for a huge collection of something she loves. That's all your getting out of me beeker, lol.

I have an idea for your container. My DH is excited about crafting for this swap too so I know he will come up with tons of ideas. :)

Beeker the key thing makes me hpyerventilate, lol.

I do hope our Northern CA girls are ok. I am thinking of you. Stay warm everyone if you are in a cold area. It's -6 here.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 10, 2010 05:56:23 AM
Toy fair in less than 2 hours! I shall find many whimsies there, me thinks!


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Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 10, 2010 06:35:39 AM
I am also excited about my partner. I think I know what I am doing for my "jar". Technically it's a little big, but it's going to be awesome.  ;D

I'm seeing whimsies everywhere though.  :D And this is my first whimsy swap. Is it normal to get ina whimsy swap and then find yourself saying I will pick that up too for next round. lol...addictive.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 10, 2010 09:43:40 AM
so in my search for whimsies in my collection, I found a necklace that I had lost and have been looking for for a month at least...so thank you Freestyle for helping me find my necklace LOL.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on January 10, 2010 10:27:52 AM
My partner and I are going to have a blast sending each other whimsies from our home countries! And she's promised to send some kinder eggs! I've been wanting to get my hands on some for several years now. :) I'm still trying to come up with the perfect themed jar... it may have to wait another week or two, I have two other swaps to finish up first and classes start in three days!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 10, 2010 11:15:27 AM
Well, four hours later and 50$ lighter, I am back from the toy fair! On the up side, there were more whimsies than I've ever seen before. There was one guy that had 2 plastic bins full of toy whimsies! I now have a plastic shop n' save bag full of whimsies!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 10, 2010 11:51:25 AM
Is it normal to get ina whimsy swap and then find yourself saying I will pick that up too for next round. lol...addictive.

Lol, yep quite normal. Whimsie addiction is a very easy thing to catch.  :D

My partner and I are going to have a blast sending each other whimsies from our home countries! And she's promised to send some kinder eggs!

Kinder eggs!! Gaa, those are so addictive! I wish I could find them around here. Then again, it's probably a good thing I can't.  ::)

so in my search for whimsies in my collection, I found a necklace that I had lost and have been looking for for a month at least...so thank you Freestyle for helping me find my necklace LOL.

Loo, you are quite welcome.  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on January 10, 2010 02:32:23 PM
I'm having lots of fun coming up with things and brainstorming for the crafted whimsies. My partner and I (*waves* at spicytaco) have different tastes, but that's what makes it so fun!

Also, how do you figure out the container? I mean the size of it? I may have found the perfect container but I have no idea if it's 5 cups. How do you mesure that?

And, I find it so weird that there's no Kinder Surprise eggs in the US! We have them all year round here in Canada.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 10, 2010 02:41:40 PM
I would measure 5 cups of water with my measuring cup and pour it in to my container...

I filled up my 4 quart container and now the lid won't fit on it! Grrr...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 10, 2010 02:44:08 PM
I would measure in 5 cups of a DRY ingredient, like rice or beans instead of water...I wouldn't want to wait for it to dry out before trying to use it.  Use a dry ingredient cup or a liquid one...they are close enough to both work depending on what you have in the house :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on January 10, 2010 02:54:05 PM
Last round I measured my WHIMSIES, not my container. I made sure I had at least 5 cups, then stuffed as many in my chosen container(s) as possible. I wasn't able to fit them all, so more became packing material in the box. :) This time I'll try for a bigger container, but still measure the whimsies to make sure I'm sending enough!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 10, 2010 03:02:29 PM
I measured the actual whimsies too. And then stuffed it full anyways  ::) I started on my container last night, it is coming along nicely.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 10, 2010 03:06:28 PM
Kinder eggs! They sound so cool, I need to try them sometime.  :)  I'm picking up supplies tomorrow to start making my container. I hope it turns out how I'm picturing it!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on January 10, 2010 05:02:44 PM
Thank you so much for all the help. I think I'll mesure it with dry ingredients to get an idea.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 10, 2010 07:18:46 PM
Mine is off to a great start.  I have the container (which may or may not change) sitting on my sewing desk.  Initially, when I got paired with Casey1201 I went through my stuff and filled it over half way.  Then I went toi thrift store and found some more stuff.  And, as I find different things here and there I toss it in   :)  I've definitely got "whimsy" on the brain!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 10, 2010 07:22:57 PM
i just finished two crafts for my partner, and am super proud of them! ;D and i think i have finally figured out the container!! oh boy i am excited. hahaha


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 10, 2010 07:38:01 PM
Mine is off to a great start.  I have the container (which may or may not change) sitting on my sewing desk.  Initially, when I got paired with Casey1201 I went through my stuff and filled it over half way.  Then I went toi thrift store and found some more stuff.  And, as I find different things here and there I toss it in   :)  I've definitely got "whimsy" on the brain!
I had over 5 cups that I think you will like already :) But I still went out and picked up some more. I am glad we have a lot of the same likes so I can just see something I like and pick it up for you!


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Post by: little green dragonfly on January 10, 2010 08:13:04 PM
I heard that the US don’t like Kinder Surprise eggs because they provide a security risk in shopping malls and when delivery of them is done to wherever. As they rattle and make a ticking noise sometimes –depending on the items inside the kinder surprise. It can sound like a bomb ::)


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Post by: frogangel on January 10, 2010 08:22:56 PM
My partner and I have so much in common that I already have lots of stuff together in a box for her. ;) The only hard part for me in this swap is the 'jar', I can't seem to get any ideas for what I want for it. Hopefully it will come to me soon.

I've never heard of these Kinder Surprise eggs before, but they sound pretty awesome! Where do you find them?


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 10, 2010 08:41:43 PM
I heard that the US don’t like Kinder Surprise eggs because they provide a security risk in shopping malls and when delivery of them is done to wherever. As they rattle and make a ticking noise sometimes –depending on the items inside the kinder surprise. It can sound like a bomb ::)

I didn't know what a kinder egg was, so I looked it up online. Apparently there are 2 reasons they are banned from being sold in the US. One is because they "present a choking hazard to small children"  ::). The other is a FDA regulation that bans the placing of a non food item in a food item unless it has a functioning value. (Like a lollipop stick.) lame.

I am SO excited to see the crafts you made me, anrondeau!


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Post by: RyverChyld on January 10, 2010 10:37:49 PM
We have lots of Kinder eggs in Germany!  They were originally made and come from Germany!   :D
My kids and I really LOVE them! ;D


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Post by: beccas_song on January 10, 2010 11:13:25 PM
lol. They seem to have kinder eggs everywhere else in the world but the US. :)


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Post by: lylacfey on January 11, 2010 04:57:56 AM
Pantsafari- I am laughing about your necklace. I was going through a whimsy box the other day and found a bracelet and earring set I had been missing. It wasn't cheap either, lol. I took it off when I was crafting and stuck it in one of my whimsy boxes by mistake, lol. If you are all missing jewelry check those whimsy boxes.

DH & I came up with Beeker's "container" today and we are so excited. I have everything planned for crafting. I am going to start today. I am working on the Bath/Spa swap too so I hope to have a fun day of crafting.

Least the swelling in my eye has gone down but I am paranoid something else is going to happen, lol.


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Post by: NH822 on January 11, 2010 06:54:26 AM
I can't wait to start filling my "jar"  I have an idea of what I want to use but have to get out and find the "perfect" thing to make it complete!  I also started crafting an item last night.  So far this is a really fun swap!!!  My partner and I are very well matched!


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Post by: mandamouse123 on January 11, 2010 07:17:15 AM
It seems like freestyle did an awesome job pairing up people.  My partner and I have a ton of similarities, as well!  I was so nervous, with this being my first swap.  The only thing I'm concerned about now are the whimsies.  I have been throwing stuff in a container as I find it, but to anybody else, it would be considered junk!  Of course, to me, they're all treasures.  I'm a little concerned my partner will be disappointed :(


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Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 11, 2010 07:38:58 AM
I just got back from a three month study abroad trip to Germany. Indeed Kinder Eggs are great. They can't be sold here (technically, though you can find them sometimes) because of the toy inside. Because we aren't trustworthy enough to stop our children from choking on the giant "yolk" inside that holds the toy.  ::)

I know one of the items I'm crafting for my partner.. And if I get the containers I'm thinking about, I won't need to measure my whimsies...  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 11, 2010 08:13:05 AM
oooohhhh I am so excited, talked hubby into helping with my "container" and I CAN NOT WAIT to see how it turns out. eeeppp

Spent the day cleaning the art room yesterday and WOW do I have some whimsies. LOL


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Post by: gigglygirl on January 11, 2010 08:15:19 AM
Your book box from last round was very cool. Forget the whimsies! I probably would have been tickled with just that.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on January 11, 2010 08:37:16 AM
Omg I have been going crazy with my my partner's themes. I keep seeing things on etsy and ebay and places like that and ordering little bits and dodads. But a couple days ago I was at Joanne fabrics and I picked up something that might be a little big to be considered a whimsy but it sure is whimsical and I just KNEW my partner would love it :)

Also I have the cutest idea for a container. It's gonna be great  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 11, 2010 09:49:59 AM
All this talk of Kinder Eggs made me crave them, so I bought a couple earlier (when I went to the shop to only buy milk  ::)).


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Post by: beeker on January 11, 2010 09:52:57 AM
where's a good place to buy kinder eggs online?


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 11, 2010 10:08:58 AM
Yum Yum kinder eggs, mum used to buy them when i was a kid.   Have been going through all my drawers and boxes and containers fully of bitty bits.  Can't do to much apart from brainstorming as we have visitors, and it would be rude...yes I'm sure it would...to ditch them and go off and craft.  Am able to think though, trying to think of the perfect container.
A side note to the kinder egg, in Australia when I was growing up, we also had chocolate Yowies (mythical creature) with a native Australian animal toy inside.  They were fun.  :)


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Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 11, 2010 10:14:11 AM
So after a couple failed whimsie thrift/flea market searchings, I am thinking that either my city is not very whimsical or I am looking for too small of items. What's the largest whimsies can be? I am looking for tiny, tiny things. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 11, 2010 10:24:58 AM
A side note to the kinder egg, in Australia when I was growing up, we also had chocolate Yowies (mythical creature) with a native Australian animal toy inside.  They were fun.  :)

I remember Yowies! Not in Australia though, in the UK probably about 10 years ago (yikes, that makes me feel old. Or maybe it wasn't even that long ago...). They're the more "educational" version of Kinder Eggs. I love animals, so I loved those toys because they actually looked like the real animals rather than the things in Kinder Eggs that are completely cartoon like.

I'm hoping I'll find lots more whimsies now I'm back at uni. Up until now I'd just been looking round at home (near London), but now I'm back in Cornwall (on the other side of the country) so I've got a fresh set of shops to hunt round :).


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 11, 2010 10:30:25 AM
All this talk of Kinder eggs has me craving Lil Scoops, Milka used to make them and they were the most amazing thing ever!!  ;D

I had my first Drawing class today and I was going to go shopping afterward, but the "light dusting" of snow we were supposed to get has turned into at least 3 inches and its still snowing. The roads are yucky  :P

But I have tomorrow off so I will go shopping then!  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 11, 2010 11:21:04 AM

I know one of the items I'm crafting for my partner.. And if I get the containers I'm thinking about, I won't need to measure my whimsies...  ;)



OOOH!!! Exciting!!!  Cant wait to start searching for whimsies in stores...gotta wait till friday (payday) then its ON!


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Post by: Pupper on January 11, 2010 12:34:33 PM
I have an idea on how to decorate the jar, I just have to find one this week.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on January 11, 2010 12:54:24 PM
I haven't seen the yowie eggs in Oz for ages, but we still have kinder eggs and all different versions of it now (bratz, simpsons etc) My kids are always bugging me to buy them when we go shopping, the toys in them are so tiny and cute.

I've had an idea for decorating my container just gotta put it into action, my kids being home on school holidays hinders my crafting time.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 11, 2010 03:36:24 PM
I have been throwing stuff in a container as I find it, but to anybody else, it would be considered junk!  Of course, to me, they're all treasures.  I'm a little concerned my partner will be disappointed :(

Don't worry mandamouse I won't be disappointed. I love a lot of different types of things and kinds of whimsies. Just to give an example. I would never send them to someone else but I collect graveyard flowers, only ones that have wandered from their homes I promise and often ones that have been mowed. I like to glue them into collages.


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Post by: Automaton J. on January 11, 2010 05:24:41 PM
All this talk of kinder eggs makes me think of those Wonderballs they sold in the 90s. I used to eat those all the time when I was a kid. I wonder if they make those anymore, they were kinda fun.

I've started the etsy orders and now the (seemingly) long wait begins for all the fun whimsies and supplies to get here. I'm gonna try making some little things I've never made before.  :)


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Post by: beccas_song on January 11, 2010 06:18:47 PM
lol. I can't believe how much mileage my comment about kinder eggs has gotten. I'm going whimsie hunting tomorrow at our local thrift stores!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 11, 2010 06:48:35 PM
I will be weeding through whimsies and thinking about what to craft for my 3 items tomorrow.  I'm so beat today, likely will be sleeping in tomorrow.  I want to do some crafting off my 50 projects craftalong list as well.  I have been avoiding my sewing machine since last Wednesday after my marathon medieval faire outfit creation...I think I'm finally ready to look at it again!  LOL!  I was SO tired of sewing after I was done with those 4 items...2 of which were pretty frustrating to get completed because they were so tedious on a couple parts.


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Post by: beckashell on January 11, 2010 06:58:17 PM
I spent most of yesterday working on organising whimsies and my jar while having an NCIS marathon. Was lovely :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 11, 2010 07:12:16 PM
Abby rules!!!

I'm going to be waiting until close to the deadline to sendout because I want to have my tax return in hand to help with this swap.  I want to go to the city for both this and the 100facts swap.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 11, 2010 09:08:49 PM
Working on a new craft I've never done before for this swap; it's an, um, learning experience!  It turned out nicely, but man, I made a mistake that made it about a gozillion times harder than it had to be.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 12, 2010 02:29:08 AM
I thought of something to make Koalascout today and I am so excited!
Just need to get the right materials - Whee!!!

I am so tempted to make a massive kinder surprise container now - shame i have already found the right container!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 12, 2010 03:51:05 AM
I am so tempted to make a massive kinder surprise container now - shame i have already found the right container!

That would be so awesome!!

I've been working on my "jar" all afternoon. It's much harder to make than it was in my head. But slow and steady is good. And at least it's going together as planned. Some of the next steps will require me crossing my fingers and hoping that it doesn't fall apart. If so, back to the drawing board...


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Post by: quaggy on January 12, 2010 04:55:56 AM
I have ordered some fabric that I am going to use on my partners container.  Gathering whimsies while I wait.


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Post by: lylacfey on January 12, 2010 05:24:18 AM
I started crafting today. It's nice to be crafting again. All this talk about Kinder eggs makes me want one. I always admired them.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 12, 2010 05:53:12 AM
Where can you get a kinder egg? I need a website!  ;D

I made a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday! How can one little bag cost so much!! :o
It's crazy. Of course when you fill it up with lots of little things that were on sale, it just adds up...Math works against me...
I found lots of fun things for this swap and another one I am working on  ;D
Nothing at all to do with keys, I assure you.  ;)


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 12, 2010 06:03:01 AM
I have begun sorting out my whimsies and still have more to go through.  I am going thrifting this weekend and may order a few things online.  I am also in the planning stages of my crafty items. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 12, 2010 06:34:47 AM
I am so tempted to make a massive kinder surprise container now - shame i have already found the right container!

Haha I love this idea!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 12, 2010 09:55:56 AM
I'll go  whímsie hunting tomorrow. I already figured out the jar and some of the whimsies I want to make. Have to do some crafting for the "organise me" swap first..


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Post by: gigglygirl on January 12, 2010 11:20:19 AM
I am so happy we have two full months of time to gather and craft. It's nice to have time to be thoughtful about things.

There's also more opportunities to find cool things.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 12, 2010 11:43:07 AM
ahhh I just went to

http://www.mantofev.com/

Because...I needed more whimisies...LOL yeah right. I did get some ubber cool stuff though. Really hard not so spend money there.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 12, 2010 12:06:52 PM
AARRRGGHHH!!!  Curse you, Tero!  I'm trying to be RESPONSIBLE and FRUGAL with my tax return, and you go and show me wonderfulness like that link!  :P

LOLOLOL  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 12, 2010 12:29:31 PM
I saw sooo much stuff I wanted on that site but they don't accept Paypal and I have no other way to pay for it. If only I lived in the US...
What do you search for to find sites like these? My Google-fu is failing me and I'm not coming up with anything.


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Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 12, 2010 01:09:10 PM
I found the PERFECT container, but it's a bit too large for the small size I'm swapping, but that's okay! I'll just fill it up with the pint and package it nicely. I finally found a few whimsies after searching about four flea markets without success.. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough or my searches are too specific?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 12, 2010 01:39:25 PM
I love Mantofev, I order from them every whimsey swap. Tero, that's where I found the Irish Cream tea towel.  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 12, 2010 01:44:05 PM
I saw sooo much stuff I wanted on that site but they don't accept Paypal and I have no other way to pay for it. If only I lived in the US...
What do you search for to find sites like these? My Google-fu is failing me and I'm not coming up with anything.

A lot of these sites I came across while chatting up other crafters. I have a friend that gave me a lot of them.

I would try google-ing? one or two things that you love....like brass keys or empherma or brass stampings, charms, college supplies, jewelry supplies, game pieces etc.
Be careful though if you really love something on these sites, look around, take a good LONG look at Fire Mountian Gems. If you are going to buy a stash you might be able to find a lot of the things cheaper there. Also eBay for things like stamps, cards and even some beads and charms.

I have paid 2.00 for 10 of something and then found like a 1/4 pound of it on eBay. So make sure you shop around if it is a supply that you want to use a lot of or have a lot of. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 12, 2010 01:46:27 PM
I love Mantofev, I order from them every whimsey swap. Tero, that's where I found the Irish Cream tea towel.  ;)

I LOVE that towel, it makes me very happy. :) I still browse through the pictures from your swap stash on days that I need a lift me up. I have all of the goodies but the pictures of them all together...aaahhhh what a swap that one was.... ;)

Think of you everytime I see a Monkey or a ninja now too. oohhhhh Oriental Trading Co has Pirate pads....LOL I SWEAR. They are for valentines day. They are in packs of like 48 or I would have snapped them up for  you.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 12, 2010 01:51:41 PM
I love Mantofev, I order from them every whimsey swap. Tero, that's where I found the Irish Cream tea towel.  ;)

I LOVE that towel, it makes me very happy. :) I still browse through the pictures from your swap stash on days that I need a lift me up. I have all of the goodies but the pictures of them all together...aaahhhh what a swap that one was.... ;)

Think of you everytime I see a Monkey or a ninja now too. oohhhhh Oriental Trading Co has Pirate pads....LOL I SWEAR. They are for valentines day. They are in packs of like 48 or I would have snapped them up for  you.

I saw some bobble head gnome stickers today and thought of you!  :D

Pirate pads!!! I have mine in my purse and use them all the time!


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Post by: murbeck on January 12, 2010 03:50:49 PM
he he... google-fu... hehe he  :D


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Post by: Automaton J. on January 12, 2010 04:52:10 PM
My first package from etsy arrived today! I think I have to change my container because it occurred to me that that it might be hard to ship overseas. But I will figure out something!  :)


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Post by: beckashell on January 12, 2010 06:05:58 PM
My first package from etsy arrived today! I think I have to change my container because it occurred to me that that it might be hard to ship overseas. But I will figure out something!  :)

so exciting!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 12, 2010 07:52:14 PM
My container is not working so well. I am done with it and then I tried to close it and bam its not closing. So I think I am going to move onto another idea. Ah well...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 12, 2010 09:59:51 PM
I just made the cutest little whimsie for pantsafari. I kind of want to keep it, but I think she'll love it.


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Post by: pantsafari on January 12, 2010 11:04:06 PM
I just made the cutest little whimsie for pantsafari. I kind of want to keep it, but I think she'll love it.


awesome!!!


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Post by: amylili on January 13, 2010 05:13:40 AM
I'm really happy to have beccas_song as my partner!!
I already have some whimsies ready for her, but will go whimsies hunting next week after my exams :)
And mostly I don't have to forget to buy some Kinder Eggs  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 13, 2010 05:34:59 AM
I have 2 little whimsies finished, more like assembled
3 in progress...I almost asphiciated (sp?) myself with these. I was using a stronger glue that I haven't used before. I got a little light headed and my nose was all tingley.  :-[ Needless to say, I opened some windows and went somewhere else for awhile. It's hard to ventilate when it is below freezing outside.  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 13, 2010 06:47:25 AM
Beeker- I let my DH use the harsh glue, lol. I will be passed out on the floor. He works construction so he's used to it.

I have no idea in America where to buy a Kinder Egg. You would think somebody would have them wouldn't you? I have friends in Germany who just have to taunt me with them all the time.
Here's Wiki's explanation for them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise

I love Hobby Lobby. I could move in that store. I can't go to that store broke. It's so depressing if I do. DH & I can drop an embarrassing amount of money in there.

My DH bought me a Making Memories Slice in there one day because the cards looked like whimsies and he thought I would love it. We really have no constraint, lol.

I did not craft today. I am reorganizing my craft room. I have way too much paper crafting stash. Anybody want to do a paper crafting whimsy, lol.

I found a bunch more whimsies to add to the ever growing collection. I love it.

I have a shelf in my craft room full of decorator boxes containing whimsies that are my own personal collection. My Mom comes over and just admires that shelf, lol.

I hope to craft today. This week starts CHA so I am making room for all the new items they will taunt me with. :)





Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 13, 2010 07:33:31 AM


I have no idea in America where to buy a Kinder Egg. You would think somebody would have them wouldn't you? I have friends in Germany who just have to taunt me with them all the time.
Here's Wiki's explanation for them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise



You cant get them in America because...cant remember who in thread said it first....Americans are not bright enough to keep their little "children" from choking on the toys and eggs inside AND then when the little buggers do choke the parents want to sue the begeebers out of the compand and store that sold them. Sad really.

We lived in Germany for five years and the common sense that prevails there is refreshing beyond words. They are very much into natural selection. LOL no rails on the side of mountain, no safety crap on play grounds, they have these in door play houses that would be an American Lawyers dream come true. You do not stop for school busses, if you child lacks the intelegence to cross a road then they should not be in the geene pool. LOL I am NOT kidding. Big diffence too here is that German adults watch out for children period. Even if it is not their own, our whole village knew my children and taught them and scolded them and watched out for them.

Great example, I was driving home one day and mind you the normal speed is about 65 to 70, rounded a corner and saw a single traffic cone in the middle of the road so slowed and swerved. As I was passing I noticed that the single traffic cone was placed in front of a hole that was as wide as a car and a half about probably about 10 foot deep. I get home and go to my German neighbors house and tell her about it. I ask her what would have happend if I would not not seen that cone and drove my car into that hole?
"You would be a bad driver and not paying attention, you would pay to get your car out of the hole, get it fixed and pay for what ever damage you did to the work" Pan faced and serious as a heart attack.

What if someone sues?

We don't do such things here. LOL and they don't.

I love Germany and Germans, very practical people...and they have kinder eggs and wonderful whimsies...(there back on topic ;) )


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 13, 2010 12:05:17 PM


I have no idea in America where to buy a Kinder Egg. You would think somebody would have them wouldn't you? I have friends in Germany who just have to taunt me with them all the time.
Here's Wiki's explanation for them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise



You cant get them in America because...cant remember who in thread said it first....Americans are not bright enough to keep their little "children" from choking on the toys and eggs inside AND then when the little buggers do choke the parents want to sue the begeebers out of the compand and store that sold them. Sad really.

We lived in Germany for five years and the common sense that prevails there is refreshing beyond words. They are very much into natural selection. LOL no rails on the side of mountain, no safety crap on play grounds, they have these in door play houses that would be an American Lawyers dream come true. You do not stop for school busses, if you child lacks the intelegence to cross a road then they should not be in the geene pool. LOL I am NOT kidding. Big diffence too here is that German adults watch out for children period. Even if it is not their own, our whole village knew my children and taught them and scolded them and watched out for them.

Great example, I was driving home one day and mind you the normal speed is about 65 to 70, rounded a corner and saw a single traffic cone in the middle of the road so slowed and swerved. As I was passing I noticed that the single traffic cone was placed in front of a hole that was as wide as a car and a half about probably about 10 foot deep. I get home and go to my German neighbors house and tell her about it. I ask her what would have happend if I would not not seen that cone and drove my car into that hole?
"You would be a bad driver and not paying attention, you would pay to get your car out of the hole, get it fixed and pay for what ever damage you did to the work" Pan faced and serious as a heart attack.

What if someone sues?

We don't do such things here. LOL and they don't.

I love Germany and Germans, very practical people...and they have kinder eggs and wonderful whimsies...(there back on topic ;) )



I wish the US was like that! Im so tired of people without common sense.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 13, 2010 02:05:15 PM
Hi everyone!
Unfortunately one of our participants has had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances. Would anyone be up for taking on a second partner? It is for a large container, USA address. If you are interested, please send me a PM.


Now back to your regularly scheduled whimsie report.  :)

ETA: I have a volunteer! Thank you Pupper!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 13, 2010 02:17:23 PM
 :(  Oh, I hope whoever it is is OK.  *worries*


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 13, 2010 02:35:26 PM
My fabrics I ordered for my container arrived today.  I more item needed before I can start crafting it.  I am so inspired right now. A trip to the store then I can start crafting.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 14, 2010 06:14:59 AM
I agree people with no common sense need to be throttled. I love Europe were common sense prevails. I am part German and I don't worry about all that safety goop either. I know how to take care of myself. :) I am not going to fall off a cliff because there is no safety rail there.

DH made some whimsies today for the swap. I am still reorganizing but collecting tons of whimsies.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 14, 2010 06:58:14 AM
I have a serious and embarrassing confession to make...  :-[
I have been on craftster for a while now, long enough to usually have a good idea of what's going on...
I have no idea what DH stands for...
Occasionally people will shorten things and just use the letters, honestly, I have no idea what you mean...
Please help, someone explain it to me... :-[


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 14, 2010 07:03:43 AM
Honestly beeker, neither do I :) I always see it and I think it has something to do with peoples significant others but to be on the safe side I always just say "my guy".


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 14, 2010 07:18:43 AM
LOL- it's ok, I learned it on a support board a while back and they had a glossary, so that's the only reason I know

DH= Darling Husband
DS= Darling Son
DD= Darling Daughter

I don't know who started with the "darling" thing, but it's very universal and widely used now.  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 14, 2010 07:43:00 AM
LOL- it's ok, I learned it on a support board a while back and they had a glossary, so that's the only reason I know

DH= Darling Husband
DS= Darling Son
DD= Darling Daughter

I don't know who started with the "darling" thing, but it's very universal and widely used now.  :P
thank you, I appreciate the lesson...I don't think I would refer to my husband as darling though  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on January 14, 2010 07:49:45 AM
Things are going well, I have the perfect container and the idea to decorate it. And I started to accumulate whimsies. I've been brainstorming for the crafted whimsies but no definite idea. I'm excited.  :)

I'm planning a trip to some thrift stores to see what they have, I love thrift stores so it should be fun.

Also, I don't have my computer at home, it's at the doctor.  :( So if I'm a bit slow to answer messages, that's why, I have to do it at work.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 14, 2010 09:07:54 AM
My youngest & I went to my favorite place "The Scrap Box" http://www.scrapbox.org/ yesterday and I found all sorts of odd little whimsies AND what I hope to use as my container!  The scrap box has materials "which manufacturers and businesses
would otherwise send to landfills:remnants, samples, seconds, and scraps."

Such a cool place.  Hope to hit the thrift store next!!!  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on January 14, 2010 09:30:13 AM
For anyone in the UK interested, I found this site. http://www.uniquescrapstore.com which looks pretty useful.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on January 14, 2010 02:12:39 PM
I got my container today and I know how I am going to decorate part of it.  I now need to look online for inspiration on what to do on the rest of it.  I also found some whimsies today at Walmart of all places! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on January 14, 2010 05:33:01 PM
I finally found the perfect container and the perfect thing(s) for decoration. I also found a neat paper/stuff store near my house that I thoroughly raided. :3


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Pupper on January 14, 2010 06:48:40 PM
I was going through my stash today and found lots of neat things to add to the jars, but I have nothing to put them in.. I looked for jars today during my lunch break, couldn't find anything.  I get off early from work tomorrow, so I am determined to find them!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 14, 2010 07:00:26 PM
I spent some time last night going through the things I have for Tero and organizing them. Today I got a few more things in the mail. Hoping to do some more whimsie shopping this weekend too!  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 14, 2010 07:09:45 PM
I ordered more things for you today too !! :) I am having so much fun spoiling you and finding "cool" things. LOL I know I am the only one that gets that joke but trust me it is funny.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 14, 2010 07:29:48 PM
I found some great bits and pieces for crafty_one yesterday, I too have to find something to put them in, its good we have ages yet. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 14, 2010 08:27:20 PM
Hi Everyone! Today I bought baby food for this swap. Yep. Baby food. I am such an insane recycler (ask my kids and the occasional random stranger), that I was lacking a needed small jar. Considering that my youngest will be 21 tomorrow, it has been a while since it was needed, and even then I mostly made my own, so this "banana" stuff should be interesting. Collecting and crafting coming along nicely. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 14, 2010 09:48:14 PM
I'm going whimsie shoping tomorrow -very excited.
Hitting 4 different stores tomorrow :P Hooray!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 15, 2010 01:31:33 AM
I'm going whimsy shopping tomorrow too. I'm looking forward to it far too much; it'll be the first time I've been anywhere other than my room and the exam hall all week, I've been revising like mad for my exams, but the last one's at 3 this afternoon  ;D.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 15, 2010 02:22:18 AM
Hi all!
NH822 , I was so excited to read your post!
I have had a bit of a hard week, so not a lot of crafting, but think I have finally found the perfect "container",
Yah!
I packed one container, but since I found a differant container, I have changed my mind about a few things, so back to the drawing board,
regards
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 15, 2010 05:04:49 AM
I'm going whimsy shopping tomorrow too. I'm looking forward to it far too much; it'll be the first time I've been anywhere other than my room and the exam hall all week, I've been revising like mad for my exams, but the last one's at 3 this afternoon  ;D.

Good luck on your exam!!!!

3 day weekend so I hope to start on the container that I have planned and try to get out looking for whimsies.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 15, 2010 05:22:33 AM
I finally found the perfect container and the perfect thing(s) for decoration. I also found a neat paper/stuff store near my house that I thoroughly raided. :3

Oh yay!!   :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 15, 2010 05:48:47 AM
I don't know why I decided to reorganize my craft room for, lol. It's a disaster area. I keep finding whimsies to add to my ever growing whimsy swap collection. I did craft today. I will be glad to get my craft room back to normal. I have been reorganizing and recreating since I remodeled this fall.

DH & I just became empty nesters. Young empty nesters. :) My DS (Beeker that means Darling Son, lol. Even though my son is not a darling at all) he left home at an early age to attend school. He has a genius IQ. My DH & I are enjoying life and changing our lifestyle every day. It's been so much fun but I want my home back to normal.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 15, 2010 06:52:04 AM
Lylacfey- I decided to try to do that last night too :) It looks like a tornado went through it now but somehow I managaed to fill up 2 big boxes to donate. I always get distracted by looking at all the things I forgot I had. And I re organized my massive button collection which is a feat in itself. But I think my partner is going to be really happy with all the goodies I have piled up for her!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 15, 2010 06:52:15 AM
Hi Everyone! Today I bought baby food for this swap. Yep. Baby food. I am such an insane recycler (ask my kids and the occasional random stranger), that I was lacking a needed small jar. Considering that my youngest will be 21 tomorrow, it has been a while since it was needed, and even then I mostly made my own, so this "banana" stuff should be interesting. Collecting and crafting coming along nicely. :)

LOL I do this all the time, if you buy the custard it actually is not so bad. You can make parfaits with it, or I can actually get my kids to eat it if I encourage them just a bit.
Ooohhh Also you can buy the meat ones and make homemade doggie treats with it. :) When it comes to baby food you really have to think outside of the jar because most of it is nasty. LOL

OH I have seen carrot cake recipes with baby food carrots in it as well.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 15, 2010 06:54:54 AM
the banana baby food will go in banana bread as well  ;D
when I was younger in 4-H, I entered carrot muffins at the fair using baby food carrots, I don't remember how I did, but I do know they were tastey and easy to make  :)



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on January 15, 2010 07:11:44 AM
I went through my stash last night and managed to fill my container with about 2 and a half cups :) My big spree will be Portobello Road next weekend, hopefully I'll find some great things to go in!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 15, 2010 07:41:30 AM
I have off Monday as well, but DH does not.  This means I can go shopping and bring home as large of bags as needed without getting busted!  LOL LOL LOL!!!!   :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 15, 2010 09:06:50 AM
I have off Monday as well, but DH does not.  This means I can go shopping and bring home as large of bags as needed without getting busted!  LOL LOL LOL!!!!   :D

I love it!!  I do this too.  Usually while hubby is at work.  But since it is usually craft stuff, he tunes out once I start talking about it anyway.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 15, 2010 09:58:03 AM
I got my student loan/grant check today, so I'm hitting the thrift stores!  I made a list of all the ones I want to go to, and a list of all the stuff I'm looking for.  SO EXCITED!  And glad I got my final swap partner before the check came.   :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 15, 2010 11:24:37 AM
On the baby food as an adult front - the blueberry applesauce is yummy.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 15, 2010 11:43:28 AM
Thanks for the help on baby food! You guys are too cute! I had forgotten about the carrot muffin idea, which I may have to try now since my project has gotten favorable reviews around here. The bananas were a huge hit (!) with the fireman son, and I'm sure he would love the blueberry applesauce... he just looks so cute eating his little baby foods...  :)
Meanwhile, I am plowing ahead happily, and aiming for an early send-out - not to race anyone or make them feel bad (and gosh knows, we have LOTS of time on this) - but because I am always concerned that life may get in the way of crafting. :)
Thanks again to everyone!
Have fun!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 15, 2010 01:49:51 PM
Hehehe, AlternaWidget, does your son know you're telling your crafting buddies about him eating baby food?  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 15, 2010 02:04:25 PM
Randomly collected some whimsies in, of all places, the subway. Good thing my partner's Canadian cause I don't think an American would necessarily get them. Still pondering the container. Have a good idea if nothing else comes along, but thing I might do something 'different'.

I used to help run a food bank at my school and we'd get baby food, but not a lot of people needed it so we'd have left overs and one of my friends would always eat anything fruity. I once tried some chicken stuff, but man it was gross.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 15, 2010 02:08:05 PM
When my dog got sick, the vet told us to feed him "meaty" baby foods. I bought chicken, ham, turkey- all smelled and looked terrible. But he would eat a bit of it, and my other (not sick) dog gladly finished up whatever was left over.  ::)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 15, 2010 02:24:48 PM
Hehehe, AlternaWidget, does your son know you're telling your crafting buddies about him eating baby food?  :D :D :D

Oh, he knows he's being used! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 15, 2010 02:48:47 PM
You know, if you ever feel the need to blackmail your son, all you've got to do is get a sneaky pic of him eating from his babyfood jars and threaten to post it at the firestation. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 15, 2010 03:54:17 PM
I hit a very good and cheap thrift store today and found a few whimsies and then some. My partner and I decided not to do toys per se--more crafty, knickknacky, vintage items and supplies. I am finding lots of fun stuff. We'll have to see if she agrees ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 15, 2010 05:41:42 PM
You know, if you ever feel the need to blackmail your son, all you've got to do is get a sneaky pic of him eating from his babyfood jars and threaten to post it at the firestation. ;)

I don't know about that! These guys eat ALL the time. Whenever I go to the supermarket, there is one station or another shopping there. He might just start a trend. :)
That project is finally complete, and after a few experiments and outright goof-ups, I am very pleased with it. He will be eating more baby food soon, I think.

 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 15, 2010 10:30:01 PM
Thanks for the help on baby food! You guys are too cute! I had forgotten about the carrot muffin idea, which I may have to try now since my project has gotten favorable reviews around here. The bananas were a huge hit (!) with the fireman son, and I'm sure he would love the blueberry applesauce... he just looks so cute eating his little baby foods...  :)
Meanwhile, I am plowing ahead happily, and aiming for an early send-out - not to race anyone or make them feel bad (and gosh knows, we have LOTS of time on this) - but because I am always concerned that life may get in the way of crafting. :)
Thanks again to everyone!
Have fun!
Awww a 21yo man eating baby food is the cutest ever!  ;D Oh and a very happy birthday to him!(even though it is already past midnight).

I can't believe how far you have gotten! Hey, I have no complaints for an early send out! I think the biggest hold up for me is that I have been waiting for some auctions to end for a particular set of items, but I have had bad luck where they jump to like $60 + shipping on the last day. Anyways, for a container I am having issues with it being breakable in shipping, so I may have to individually wrap some elements and have there be just a little bit of assembly for pictures. Otherwise it is back to the drawing board for me.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 15, 2010 11:04:31 PM
I am making progress for crafty_one.  We are going to Auckland on Monday, so hopefully there will be some great shops there. ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on January 16, 2010 12:57:04 AM
I just finished a my first crafted item, and it is darned cute! Still have no ideas for the perfect container though... Since I'm sending overseas, I really want to keep it under a certain size so I can use one of the post office's lovely flat rate boxes. Shouldn't be an issue- if I ever come up with the right idea!

Lol. You all are talking about baby food jars- we just left that stage in our house. I mostly made my own- cause a majority of the jarred stuff IS nasty (and if I won't eat it, why in the heck would I feed it to my son?), but I still managed to accumulate about 3 dozen jars from fruits and a few veges! You look on the ingredient list for alot of the foods and the first ingredient is water! Um... if I want my son to have carrots, he needs to be eating... duh... carrots! I found it pretty easy to cook my own stuff, and he was almost totally on table food by 11 months. He's a great eater and loves veges! My older one does too, she's 3 now. She wouldn't EVER eat jarred food- she spit it out as soon as she tasted it. I guess I spoiled her by starting with the real stuff. lol. I'm NOT bashing anyone who uses only jarred food for baby! Just worked well for us not to. :)

Anywayz... I'm still trying to figure out what to do with all my jars!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 16, 2010 02:09:46 AM
Mika (soon to be two years old) never wanted to eat baby food out of a jar either. The problem was that she never liked that mushy stuff. She wanted bits of stuff from the beginning, not things mushed together. Also, she refused to be fed, she wanted to eat on her own.

You can see some examples of our early attemts at feeding her at the bottom of this page: http://translate.google.se/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.melonia.com%2Fmikajuli.htm&sl=sv&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8 The text is translated by google. A very WEIRD translation!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 16, 2010 04:28:36 AM
The most awesome thrift store was CLOSED today :(
So I'm going tomorrow! lol
IT has a craft room! How exciting is that!
I've not been before and looking in the window was so hard -I could see treasure! lol

I made something for Koalascout today :P
It had my housemates and me in stiches!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 16, 2010 05:45:55 AM
Hubby did his part on Freestyles containers last night,,,,they look GREAT if I do say so myself. Now if I can just pull off my parts I am going to be happy.
Have been cleaning my art room for days now and dang at all the whimsie things that are in here. I think there was a breeding party when I wasted paying attention. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 16, 2010 06:08:01 AM
I guess I spoiled her by starting with the real stuff. lol. I'm NOT bashing anyone who uses only jarred food for baby! Just worked well for us not to. :)

Anywayz... I'm still trying to figure out what to do with all my jars!

A mom after me own heart! We all find our own way, don't we? :)
If I had a good stash of jars like that, I would make one of those craft room organizers, where the lids get screwed on to a board, and the jars hold small things.
Another thought is mini-terrariums, mini moss gardens, snow globes, and mini luminaries for the garden. I just found a crafter who puts crocheted mushrooms in jars for mini gardens! Ah, the possibilities...
:)



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 16, 2010 07:10:50 AM
You can see some examples of our early attemts at feeding her at the bottom of this page: http://translate.google.se/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.melonia.com%2Fmikajuli.htm&sl=sv&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8 The text is translated by google. A very WEIRD translation!

Mika is absolutely adorable!! She must be a very happy baby!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 16, 2010 03:16:48 PM
I know what I want to do for a container, now to find what I need. Off to haunt more thrift stores.  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 16, 2010 04:16:24 PM
Lol, Mika is so expressive!! Her little face is adorable- you must be very proud gavagai!  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 16, 2010 04:21:21 PM
I started on gigglygirl's container!  Quite pleased with my progress and how it is coming out.  Amazing what one can do with fabric, scrapbook paper and an iron.  I still need to do some embellishing and make it's guts (not morbid).  I think this will turn out better than I thought and it will fit some of the things I have learned about gigglygirl in our Pm's.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mimikachu on January 16, 2010 04:53:48 PM
I finished with my container today too! Hooray for productive Saturdays! What kind of hand-made goodies are folks puttin' into the containers?

I've got some ideas, but not sure which direction to go in...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 17, 2010 06:05:26 AM
Aaah, everyone seems to be so far ahead of me! I haven't started on my container or my crafted items yet due to exams last week. I thought I found the perfect container yesterday, but sadly I hadn't as I had no way to get the whimsies in or out. I'm still on the look out though, but I think if I don't find one soon then I'm going to have to go to plan B (which doesn't actually exist yet...  ::)). I'm doing well with the whimsies though, I'm probably 2/3rds of the way there with those, and hopefully I'm going to have time to start crafting tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 17, 2010 08:15:13 AM
I haven't started crafting or working on my container yet either. We have a long time so I'm not in a rush, I have everything planned out though. I'm just hoping the container turns out the way I'm picturing it!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 17, 2010 09:31:28 AM
Completed 1 of 3 crafted items last night and am very happy with it!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 17, 2010 10:04:08 AM
Agggh! I went to five different thrift stores Friday and found NOTHING!  Well, I found a (possibly real) Kate Spade bag for my sister for $1, but nothing for this swap! So frustrating.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 17, 2010 11:30:47 AM
I'm not having much luck in thrift stores either, the ones round here are all really small and tend to just sell clothes and book, neither of which are much use in a whimsy swap!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 17, 2010 12:54:41 PM
Seriously, what's the deal?!  I swung into the thrift store last night right before they closed and they had very little.  I will be going to all my local haunts tomorrow though, so hopefully better luck then.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on January 17, 2010 01:10:31 PM
I had some great luck at the thrift stores earlier this week. My mom drives out to see me every other week or so and we go visit all the shops nearby and search frantically for whatever silly swap quest or project mission I am on right then lol. When we last went out I found whimsies at every single shop  ;D
But my luck turned south later that day when I suddenly got sick and have been feeling awful ever since. Today is the first day that I don't quite feel completely like I have been run over by a car lol


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 17, 2010 02:39:40 PM
I have 5 little crafty items finished, another larger one planned out, but I am currently low on whimsies. I haven't had a chance to go whimsie hunting. I have a couple of items from Hobby Lobby and from digging through my stuff. I just need a little kid free time to go shopping.
Have no fear! I will find those elusive whimsies, even if it is the last thing I do...this month... ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 17, 2010 02:57:16 PM
I had some great luck at the thrift stores earlier this week. My mom drives out to see me every other week or so and we go visit all the shops nearby and search frantically for whatever silly swap quest or project mission I am on right then lol. When we last went out I found whimsies at every single shop  ;D
But my luck turned south later that day when I suddenly got sick and have been feeling awful ever since. Today is the first day that I don't quite feel completely like I have been run over by a car lol

Poor you :(. Hope you feel better soon!

I just started one of my crafty items. The superglue I was using didn't stick the 2 items together, but managed to stick my finger to the table and 2 of my other fingers together! Any glue stronger than PVA is not my friend :(. Thankfully the other crafted items I have planned don't require superglue, hot glue or anything like that!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 17, 2010 03:12:51 PM
*sigh*  I think whimsies swapping will be easier when the weather warms and yardsaling resumes.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mandamouse123 on January 17, 2010 05:15:07 PM
Luckily, I have a grandma who keeps everything and receives lots of (vintage) sewing supplies from her quilter's group.  I had a lot of fun going through paper boxes and garbage bags filled with other people's really old stuff!  I'm really glad spazgirl1981 likes vintage!  It made my job of looking fun AND it was good for my grandma-- she's always trying to get rid of stuff.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 17, 2010 05:22:11 PM
Luckily, I have a grandma who keeps everything and receives lots of (vintage) sewing supplies from her quilter's group.  I had a lot of fun going through paper boxes and garbage bags filled with other people's really old stuff!  I'm really glad spazgirl1981 likes vintage!  It made my job of looking fun AND it was good for my grandma-- she's always trying to get rid of stuff.

lucky!!!! my gram isn't a collector of stuff, but she does give me some cool things sometimes if she sees anything. I have a tiny pincushion in the shape of a dress form with a thimble on top and a measuring tape in the base that she got from a neighbor I think...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 17, 2010 06:02:58 PM
 :D Yay!!  I just finished a cute little whimsy to put in my package!!  Might have to make one for myself next!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 17, 2010 06:09:51 PM
Hehehe...just bought a bunch of whimsies online...feeling quite pleased with myself.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 17, 2010 07:01:14 PM
Hehehe...just bought a bunch of whimsies online...feeling quite pleased with myself.  ;D

Ohhhh I am feeling quite pleased with you as well ;) eeeeppp!! I CAN NOT WAIT for the send date !!!




Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 17, 2010 07:24:04 PM
ORGANIZER'S NOTE

You guys are super-awesome with all the chatter!! Loving it!! But there are a couple people I haven't heard from. So if you haven't posted anything since sign-ups closed, please post so I know you're still with us. And a big thank you to everyone for making this a talkative and super-fun swap!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Pupper on January 17, 2010 07:28:22 PM
So, it was a good weekend.  I found jars, I have decorated AKredhead's and made her some items, all I have to do is fill the rest of the jar.  I am going to start decorating Lobsterchicky's jar tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 17, 2010 08:18:29 PM
I finished murbeck's "jar" today. She is getting a little extra actual jar as well since she wanted something that I had an abundence of :) I am a little stumped on the remaining 2 crafted things but have a couple ideas for her.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 17, 2010 10:40:36 PM
so exciting!
I made a teeny tiny jar of whimsy for my swap partner's daughter.

Fun!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 18, 2010 04:13:32 AM
Hi! Demetri Martin was on in the background last night and I overheard him saying this:

"Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies"

http://www.zazzle.com/glitter_is_the_herpes_of_craft_supplies_tshirt-235150563707022417

So true! I still have traces of it in remote parts of the kitchen from the other night.
But oh so worth it...

If you haven't already, you have to bathe in the glory of Martha Stewart's glitter painting, on her site.

:) 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 18, 2010 06:06:56 AM
I finished murbeck's "jar" today. She is getting a little extra actual jar as well since she wanted something that I had an abundence of :) I am a little stumped on the remaining 2 crafted things but have a couple ideas for her.

Oh fun!!!!   :D

I too am trying to figure out what to make for the 2nd & 3rd crafts.  I have some ideas rolling around though  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 18, 2010 06:39:23 AM
My boyfriend was sick on Saturday...I was sick all day yesterday...Today I'm feeling much better and hopefully back to crafting and normalcy.  :)

mandamouse... I'm so excited...I can't wait to see my whimsies.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 18, 2010 06:58:00 AM
I feel like I've become a bit obsessed looking for items that match my partner's collections. I'm always looking, looking, looking. I've found several cool things but I think I want at least one "Wow" whimsy, maybe two. I'm sure I will know it when I see it.

This is my first whimsies swap but I kind of got the sense from looking at the galleries that it's important to have a few wow whimsies, right?! Something so wonderful you feel a little sad to pack it up and ship it away. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 18, 2010 07:14:33 AM
DH has done some more on the container. It's so pretty what he is doing. Beeker, I think you will fall in love with it.

I didn't craft this weekend. I did some craft shopping but I couldn't find any whimsies. That's ok since I have a billion at home any way. I am not going to run out soon.

I am like Tero with cleaning my craft room. I keep finding more and more whimsies. They just hide everwhere. :)

I did buy a kind of whimsy today. DH's iPod finally blew up. I gave him my large Zune. He needs a lot space since he likes to load every Mp3 in the world on his computer.

He bought me the cutest tiny Mp3 player from SansDisc. I am in love with my new whimsy. :) It's perfect for me since I study Opera and I am always changing my music around on a daily basis to study my new pieces.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 18, 2010 07:21:52 AM
I feel like I've become a bit obsessed looking for items that match my partner's collections. I'm always looking, looking, looking. I've found several cool things but I think I want at least one "Wow" whimsy, maybe two. I'm sure I will know it when I see it.

This is my first whimsies swap but I kind of got the sense from looking at the galleries that it's important to have a few wow whimsies, right?! Something so wonderful you feel a little sad to pack it up and ship it away. :)

Gigglygirl I feel the same way.  I have found 1 WOW!!!! Wimsey. Several things on line I plan to order.  My container is coming along. I still have a little embellishment to add to it but need to make a trip to the store to buy some more_______.
I ran out.
Once I get the guts in it I can start placing the whimsies in.  I have not even started on the innards, but think they will come out pretty quick.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 18, 2010 09:24:50 AM
so, my plan of a container fell through, oh well, time to figure out what plan b is haha, but i did finish half of my crafted items and hve found so many great things! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: SlyFox on January 18, 2010 09:55:40 AM
I am having a blast creating the whimsies we need to craft and the container for Mamaphunk. I thought I'd have a hard time figuring out what whimsies to craft after having made all my xmas gifts this year (figured my creativity would be burnt right out) but nope have had some great ideas and I can't wait to send... which actually I'll probably be doing soon, but I may make a secondary container because all the whimsies I have been gathering won't all fit in the first lol.

SlyFox


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on January 18, 2010 02:08:39 PM
Luckily, I have a grandma who keeps everything and receives lots of (vintage) sewing supplies from her quilter's group.  I had a lot of fun going through paper boxes and garbage bags filled with other people's really old stuff!  I'm really glad spazgirl1981 likes vintage!  It made my job of looking fun AND it was good for my grandma-- she's always trying to get rid of stuff.

You are so lucky to have a grandma who gets cool craft supplies. My grandma only collects collectible plates with famous people from the Book of Mormon on them. Maybe one day, I will hang them up in my house ironically.  :P

I went by Target to day to pick up things for my dorm and I found some useful whimsies beckashell. I was surprised to find some crafty things at Target, who knew they carried them?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 18, 2010 02:16:23 PM
I ran to an antique store about 1/2 hour from here and found a Super Wow for my partner gigglygirl!  This is so her! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 18, 2010 02:19:25 PM
A super wow!? That sounds exciting!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 18, 2010 02:22:14 PM
I'm probably getting a bit ahead of myself here, but for those of you who have been in one of these swaps before when you send your package (if you're sending it internationally), what do you write on the customs form? Somehow I don't think "jar of whimsies" would be understood by the customs people  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 18, 2010 02:43:30 PM
I think trinkets or craft supplies or something like that would work, maybe list a few of the items that are in there.

I'm back from my first Medieval Faire weekend...was not much of a success, made WAY less than I was hoping for, but I am thinking next weekend will bring better sales as many people come back for both weekends, and others just end up coming the final weekend scouting out deals.

I have several ideas in mind for crafted items for Aikibookworm, now I just need to figure out what I really will end up making and just do it, do it now!  I have found a lot of things from your wants list, Aiki, as well as things off your 'if you have it laying around' list :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 18, 2010 02:50:12 PM
I'm probably getting a bit ahead of myself here, but for those of you who have been in one of these swaps before when you send your package (if you're sending it internationally), what do you write on the customs form? Somehow I don't think "jar of whimsies" would be understood by the customs people  :P
I'd include "gift" on there somewhere...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on January 18, 2010 03:03:41 PM
I'm probably getting a bit ahead of myself here, but for those of you who have been in one of these swaps before when you send your package (if you're sending it internationally), what do you write on the customs form? Somehow I don't think "jar of whimsies" would be understood by the customs people  :P

I don't think I've sent swap packages internationally, but one of my best friends lives in Canada. For his packages (which are usually crafted items), I usually leave it pretty open ended and I've never had a problem. I think I've used "felted toy" "cloth present" before. For this swap, you could probably just write "art supplies". That's what I plan to write.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 18, 2010 03:04:28 PM
Hubby helped with more whimsical goodness today. :) Can you be on Craftster as a team?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 18, 2010 03:06:02 PM
I'm probably getting a bit ahead of myself here, but for those of you who have been in one of these swaps before when you send your package (if you're sending it internationally), what do you write on the customs form? Somehow I don't think "jar of whimsies" would be understood by the customs people  :P
I'd include "gift" on there somewhere...

You have to tick a box to say whether the package is a gift, documents, or something else. Then you have to give a description of the items and a quantity, and their value and weight. There's an example form here (http://www.royalmail.com/IMAGE/MediaItemRepository/36700452_cn22.gif). I'm sure if I go into the Post Office they'll be able to help me out, send-outs aren't for a while yet anyway so I've got plenty of time  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 18, 2010 03:07:19 PM
Kiddo was out of school today for the holiday, and we've had a wonderful lazy fun day.  We slept late, goofed around the house, went for cheap happy hour Burger King (ok, not frugal, but we got full for about $5, and it was a special treat for him), and then went over to a friend's house so she could cut his hair and then we watched videos and played games with her and her kids.  Great day.  

But, I've got to get back to work on crafting tonight.  I've got a swap going out in the mail tomorrow and one going out on Fri.  Yikes!

I have a growing pile of whimsies set aside for Sapphire.  It's gone from a small pile to needing to be put in a box to keep from spilling everywhere.  LOL  


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 18, 2010 04:53:31 PM
so exciting!
I made a teeny tiny jar of whimsy for my swap partner's daughter.

Fun!
S

OOOOoooo!!!!  Too cute!!!  Do I have to share with her??   ;)Just kidding!  You are so sweet to think of her! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 18, 2010 04:58:49 PM
I made another item for Koalascout last night. She asked for something wrestling orientated -as her son is into that - has me stumped for ages -but last night I had success adn created a wrestling whimsie! lol
The people at my work approve!

For overseas whimsie sending I write gift, craft supplies and small toys.
that generally works.
Just be wary that Customs might open the items before it gets to the craftster.
My parcels always get checked for natural things, like feathers adn flowers, probly drugs too -considering the odd shape the scans would come up with for the parcel! :-\


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on January 18, 2010 05:38:44 PM
I got my computer back from the doctor and I'm all caught up with the thread!

I haven't started on the container yet, although I have the idea for it. I also went to two thrift stores but I didn't have any luck so far, but I have other ideas on where to look for whimsies.  :) And I'm still brainstorming for the crafted whimsies.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 18, 2010 06:52:24 PM
I got really sick the other day so wasn't able to check this board. I can't believe how many pages I had to catch up on!! This sure is a chatty swap!!

Haven't been able to do much for this swap this week. I have all these ideas constantly going through my head. Now I just need to sit down and actually start working on them! At least the jar is almost complete. Although it's been almost complete for a week now.... 

Luckily, I have a grandma who keeps everything and receives lots of (vintage) sewing supplies from her quilter's group.  I had a lot of fun going through paper boxes and garbage bags filled with other people's really old stuff!  I'm really glad spazgirl1981 likes vintage!  It made my job of looking fun AND it was good for my grandma-- she's always trying to get rid of stuff.

I went by Target to day to pick up things for my dorm and I found some useful whimsies beckashell. I was surprised to find some crafty things at Target, who knew they carried them?

I used to get my cheap scrapbooking things from the dollar section!
Target is one of my favourite stores. Mostly because of their DVD sales.......   :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: frogangel on January 18, 2010 08:40:55 PM
I finally decided what to do for my partners 'jar' and have it started. ;) But I'm having LOTS of fun collecting whimsies!

Aiki, glad to hear the 2 of you had some much needed spoiling and fun. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 18, 2010 08:46:23 PM
I now know what to do for crafty_one's container.  Off to the shops tomorrow to get it.  I have been getting some great bits and pieces, still a few more op shops to check, but so far I have been mostly unsuccessful in my rummaging :(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 19, 2010 05:44:33 AM
I am starting crafting tomorrow no matter what. I hate not crafting. I feel like something is missing in my life. My cats keep eyeing me that there is nothing for them to play with, lol.

I am still reorganizing my darn craft room. I am too much of a perfectionist. I keep putting more whimsies in boxes. On a side note I really do need to get into one of the paper swaps. I have so much paper. I am packing it all away and going to swap it. Whoever gets in a paper swap with me is going to faint, lol.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on January 19, 2010 09:53:14 AM
I've got so many little crafts on the go for the swap for mimikachu that I'm always wondering what to do next! Good thing we have lots of time. Perhaps best to start with the container so I have something to put finished projects in.  ;D

 Happy crafting everyone!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 19, 2010 09:54:42 AM
I am in the process of working on a rather large whimsie, actually a set of whimsies, a whimsical group, something like that.  ;)
It's a tad bit musical...and a tad bit Russian...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 19, 2010 11:28:44 AM
This sounds very interesting, can't wait to see it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on January 19, 2010 01:17:25 PM
I got really sick the other day so wasn't able to check this board. I can't believe how many pages I had to catch up on!! This sure is a chatty swap!!

Haven't been able to do much for this swap this week. I have all these ideas constantly going through my head. Now I just need to sit down and actually start working on them! At least the jar is almost complete. Although it's been almost complete for a week now.... 

I'm glad you're feeling better. Being sick always sucks.  :)

I can't wait to see the jar. All the supplies for your's are lying around my desk, I think I'm going to do it this weekend when I'm home. I made what I think is going to be my last etsy purchase. Though, I didn't realize one of the stores was based out of Singapore, so that one little item isn't going to arrive for 3-4 weeks. >__<


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on January 19, 2010 02:09:53 PM
Oh my. I had NO idea going back to school would be so incredibly hard. I'm already feeling overwhelmed. My DH *gently* suggested I not do any more swaps till I'm done with school. Which is more than two years from now. I laughed loudly and ran for the sanctuary of my craft room.

Sigh. Seriously though- what kind of crazy person am I to go back to school full time with a bunch of kids who are eight (or more) years younger than me? And I have two little munchkins of my own. Not to mention the DH! I will do it all though! And I HAVE to keep crafting or I'll go crazy. Luckily, I just finished one swap, almost done with another, only have to ship supplies for a third, am not going to claim anything in the fourth, and this one is no stress.  ;)

I will have to tone it down to one or two swaps at a time though. Sigh again. Oh, I bought more lovely whimsies yesterday!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 19, 2010 02:14:17 PM
beccas_song, I know how you feel! I work full time, go to school full time and I'm a single Mom of a very hyper 7 year old. I always tell my self "one  or 2 swaps at a time until summer break", but I never listen! Instead I usually have all my swap spots full.  ::)   :D   I think crafting is what keeps me sane.  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on January 19, 2010 03:20:28 PM
My container is coming along nicely, I finished the "handmade" part of it last night and know what the finishing will be just need to get new _________ for my _______.  I have completed one crafted set of items and know what I am doing for at least three other small items.  I have found lots of good whimsies and happened to find a WOW! item over the weekend. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 19, 2010 03:33:10 PM
My container is coming along nicely, I finished the "handmade" part of it last night and know what the finishing will be just need to get new _________ for my _______.  I have completed one crafted set of items and know what I am doing for at least three other small items.  I have found lots of good whimsies and happened to find a WOW! item over the weekend. 

Wow items are so fun when you find them! Can't wait to see the wow item your partner gets.

I ran at lunch and picked up what I had ran out of so back to being a busy bee after dinner.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 19, 2010 06:36:29 PM
picked up a couple of perfect little items today but my 2 year old has claimed one of them...apparently he likes tiny little treasures as much as I do.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 19, 2010 06:48:27 PM

I'm off on Holidays for a few days -in 15 mins! lol
Maybe I can find some holiday whimsies???
A craftster can never take a holiday from crafting or craft thoughts!!!  ::)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 19, 2010 07:17:33 PM
I found heps of great stuff today, now just onto the crafted parts, but I have them all planned out.  Yay :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 19, 2010 07:24:46 PM
I got really sick the other day so wasn't able to check this board. I can't believe how many pages I had to catch up on!! This sure is a chatty swap!!

Haven't been able to do much for this swap this week. I have all these ideas constantly going through my head. Now I just need to sit down and actually start working on them! At least the jar is almost complete. Although it's been almost complete for a week now.... 
Though, I didn't realize one of the stores was based out of Singapore, so that one little item isn't going to arrive for 3-4 weeks. >__<

I do that all the time!

I've spent all day watching TV instead of crafting. I can't drive and it takes almost 2 hours to walk to the craft store from my house. I knew that along the way i'd also stop in the 3 thrift stores and didn't think i'd be able to walk all the way home again with what i'm sure would be bags of purchases.

I guess i'll have to wait until the weekend when my taxi (Mum) can take me places!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 20, 2010 01:05:59 AM
Beeker- I almost fainted when I read the tad bit Russian. I think your trying to make me cry in a happy way. :) You are so sweet. Big Hugs to you.

Did I craft today? Oh no, I didn't! What did I do? Pulled an all nighter working on my darn craft room. I really like how nice it is turning out.

I am probably rival Tero now for the collection fo whimsies. :)

I also listed a lot of my craft supplies. I listed my Cricut Gypsy. Can you believe it? I hope I don't regret it. That's what I spent most of the day doing was answering questions about the Gypsy and my cartridges. I am selling all 48 of my cartridges with it. I think I gone mad. I really hate paper piercing, lol. I honestly have a $1,000 scallop machine investment.

I am crafting tomorrow no matter what.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 20, 2010 04:54:42 AM
I have problems finding nice whimsies too. Not satisfied with my "yield" yet. Will start the container soon.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on January 20, 2010 06:46:36 AM
I'm afraid I'm going to be quiet on here for a while, as my laptop rather spectacularly bit the dust two days ago, and my only internet access is at work at lunchtime, so I won't be able to keep up with this thread as much. Rest assured I'm still crafting away!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Pupper on January 20, 2010 08:49:44 AM
I sent AKredhead's jar today.  I have Lobsterchicky's decorated, but I am still working on the crafted items.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 20, 2010 09:01:39 AM
WOW !! I am so not close to sending yet, I am still waiting for orders to come in !! I cant wait to start seeing pictures though.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 20, 2010 09:06:56 AM
I'm nowhere near close to sending either! I got a few more whimsies today, but I'm still on the lookout for this pesky container. I've seen one that'll probably be good if I can't find a better one, but it's not completely perfect so I'm going to keep looking for a few more days.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 20, 2010 09:08:31 AM
Wowzers, and with over a month still left! You are fast!

We have a sender, so we have a gallery!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334867.0


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 20, 2010 09:50:12 AM
Holy cow!  Can't wait to see?!!?  Is it going over oceans or do you reckon we'll see it soon????   :D  Very excited to see our first package!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 20, 2010 11:28:46 AM
gees...I havent sterted actually crafting yet, but I do have a fair amount of whimsies.

went to the dollar store by my work at lunch and was incredibly disappointed. I did find some cute things online though i just need to order them!

and I have my container, it just needs to get decorated!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 20, 2010 11:40:08 AM
It seems like I have the opposite of everyone else. I am almost done over crafting for my whimsie container, I just need to get some whimsies gathered up. I've only had one whimisie swap before this one, I dont' have a stockpile yet.

lylacfey, you will have to post pics of your craft room when you finish. It sounds like you could inspire us all to organize...  :) I know I need it.  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on January 20, 2010 11:45:34 AM
WOW!  I can't believe we have a sender already!  I haven't even started the crafting part  yet! :-[

I got the "jar" and some cool whimsies in the mail today!  ;D YAY  I am waiting on one more order to come in.
 At least now I can start decorating the jar!  I have so many ideas, it is making my head spin! :o  I'm so excited to get started crafting! ;D  


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 20, 2010 01:25:17 PM
I have finished my container, and filled it with whimsies...now to craft.  Hmm guess I should fit some housework in here somewhere ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 20, 2010 01:53:37 PM
I have a box that I've been throwing things in. But overall quite a ways to go I think. Going to the art gallery with my mum soon (eeek...King Tut's treasures!) and it's right close to China Town, so I'm gonna hit that up as it's a wicked place to get whimsies. They even have mega cheap bead stores that sell really pretty beads.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 20, 2010 01:59:58 PM
I have finished my container, and filled it with whimsies...now to craft.  Hmm guess I should fit some housework in here somewhere ;D
Nah!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 20, 2010 02:12:13 PM
I have a box that I've been throwing things in. But overall quite a ways to go I think. Going to the art gallery with my mum soon (eeek...King Tut's treasures!) and it's right close to China Town, so I'm gonna hit that up as it's a wicked place to get whimsies. They even have mega cheap bead stores that sell really pretty beads.
Indy had a King Tut exhibit at the children's museum when I was whimsie-ing for Jar of Whimsies round 6. They had the best whimsies there. I got scarob beetle beads, egyptian tatoes, all sorts of awesome stuff...unfortunately my partner didn't post any pics and I was new enough at swapping that I didn't get any for myself.  The moral of this story is post pics or you suck :'( sad memories...ok... I'm better now  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on January 20, 2010 06:46:44 PM
Hmmm... I wish there was a smiley with egg on its face.  I need it now.  I am so embarrassed because I just realize that I have never posted in this thread!  I have spoken to my partner, but somehow I just never got around to posting.  This evening, it hit me that this swap was never showing up in my "replies to your posts".   I just read the entire thread so I'm all caught up there.

So to update ... I am thrilled with my partner, Queenninjamonkey and have lots of ideas for my crafted whimsies.  I have slowly started gathering my whimsies and throwing them in a shoebox because I haven't quite decided on my container. 

Right now, I simply must go check out those whimsy filled websites!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on January 20, 2010 09:21:42 PM
So I made a decision tonight to confiscate one of my kids' toys for whimsie related purposes. I picked up a set of ______ with a million tiny pieces at a secondhand sale a while back and gave them to the kiddos. Today I decided they have enough toys with a million pieces and didn't really need this one. Nor do they really play with it except to spread out the pieces and watch Mommy step on them and jump around howling. That seems to be a favorite game... So anyway, this particular toy and all its bits are now in my whimsie drawer to dish out as I see fit to my partners. I bet they won't even realize it's gone...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on January 21, 2010 06:05:04 AM
I take stuff from my kids and add to my whimsy stash all the time!  they never realize any of it's gone unless they happen to see it.

Is anyone else having trouble with wists?  I can't add anything and I can't even get on the webpage...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: amylili on January 21, 2010 07:53:17 AM
Ok this weekend will be dedicated to whimsies :D
I still have 2 exams next week but these are easy ones so I will have the time to craft a little bit :)
I think that I will also put tiny toys from my younger sister, I'm sure she won't realize that it is gone :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 21, 2010 08:57:40 AM
Man, we all sound terrible...stealing from children!  LOL!  J/K  ;) 

The medieval faire is going on for a 2nd weekend in a couple days, and I have my new display stand almost finished, just need some more wood dowels for the holes, another coat of stain, and I'm good to go!  I bet when I walk the grounds on Sunday afternoon I will find TONS of great stuff for whimsies, but will it be AFFORDABLE is the real question...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 21, 2010 09:05:41 AM
ooohhhhh I bet you will find a ton of cool whimsie stuff there.... grrr again I wish I lived closer to you, there seems to be quite the fun group of crafters there and always something fun going on.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 21, 2010 09:09:31 AM
I take stuff from my kids and add to my whimsy stash all the time!  they never realize any of it's gone unless they happen to see it.

Is anyone else having trouble with wists?  I can't add anything and I can't even get on the webpage...

It's not working for anybody. I hope they hurry up and fix it, I need to do some stalking for another swap I'm in!  >:(

I'm kinda in whimsey limbo right now, I know what I want to get but I'm waiting on a check.  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 21, 2010 09:09:40 AM
Eh, it ebbs n flows here...these past 2 weeks have been crazy for me with the faire and reconnecting with old rennie friends.  And the weeks leading up to it crafting my projects were fun, but I do a lot of my work solo just because I need to concentrate to REALLY finish something :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mimikachu on January 21, 2010 12:37:33 PM
I"m super-impressed with the early sender! I have the problem of putting things into my container and then finding more little things and adding in more and more, and now, I fear that my decorated container won't be able to fit all my whimsies! They are spilling out!

argh!

anyone else gonna wrap up more little stuff to send along with their container? Maybe I shoulda chose the large... next time, right? :)

-mimikachu



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 21, 2010 12:52:51 PM
I take stuff from my kids and add to my whimsy stash all the time!  they never realize any of it's gone unless they happen to see it.

Is anyone else having trouble with wists?  I can't add anything and I can't even get on the webpage...

It's not working for anybody. I hope they hurry up and fix it, I need to do some stalking for another swap I'm in!  >:(


At least its not just me then, I thought it was my browser blocking it.  I have been trying to stalk too, but none of the pics show, and then I can't even click on some of them :(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on January 21, 2010 01:28:15 PM
Holy cow, I can't believe how many pages on this thread there have been to catch up on. I have had no luck finding whimsies in any thrift/secondhand shops I've been too, I have found some cute ones at the discount store though.

My kids are back to school next week so I'll be able to start on my container without being interupted.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on January 21, 2010 02:14:14 PM
I am such a cheapskate when it comes to shipping charges.  I went to the wonderful websites you all mentioned to order a few whimsies ( I want to find most though the old fashioned whimsey hunt way), but I was too cheap to pay the shipping!  My order at Skye Blue Pink would have been 8.50 but the shipping was almost $6!  I just can't do that.   It's not the money itself as much as the feeling that I'm being ripped off.  Oh well, that's my vent of the day I guess.  I hate shipping charges! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 21, 2010 02:46:08 PM
I am such a cheapskate when it comes to shipping charges.  I went to the wonderful websites you all mentioned to order a few whimsies ( I want to find most though the old fashioned whimsey hunt way), but I was too cheap to pay the shipping!  My order at Skye Blue Pink would have been 8.50 but the shipping was almost $6!  I just can't do that.   It's not the money itself as much as the feeling that I'm being ripped off.  Oh well, that's my vent of the day I guess.  I hate shipping charges! 

I've wanted a few things from Skye Blue Pink but the shipping is too much. I think for their $6 mix surprise box it's $5 shipping. I hate shipping charges too. I quite often browse ebay so that it only comes up with things that have free shipping.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 21, 2010 04:49:54 PM
I"m super-impressed with the early sender! I have the problem of putting things into my container and then finding more little things and adding in more and more, and now, I fear that my decorated container won't be able to fit all my whimsies! They are spilling out!

argh!


anyone else gonna wrap up more little stuff to send along with their container? Maybe I shoulda chose the large... next time, right? :)

-mimikach


The way that I am making my container not all of the whimsies will fit inside so some we be wrapped and placed on the outside.  Hard to explain but some are just a little to large for how I constructed the container.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on January 21, 2010 05:26:18 PM
I know that three items must be handcrafted, but is it okay if more than three are handcrafted?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 21, 2010 06:06:39 PM
I know that three items must be handcrafted, but is it okay if more than three are handcrafted?

Absolutely! The more crafted goodies the better.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 21, 2010 11:57:21 PM
I"m super-impressed with the early sender! I have the problem of putting things into my container and then finding more little things and adding in more and more, and now, I fear that my decorated container won't be able to fit all my whimsies! They are spilling out!

argh!

anyone else gonna wrap up more little stuff to send along with their container? Maybe I shoulda chose the large... next time, right? :)

-mimikachu



I will be :) A fair bit actually!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 22, 2010 04:07:39 AM

  I hate shipping charges! 

Oh they really do suck!



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 22, 2010 05:54:28 AM
I decided not to sale the Gypsy. You know how you think something is a good idea and you realize this was the stupidest idea ever. That's how I felt about the Gypsy. Plus, I was selling it at a ridiculously low price. It's worth $4,000 and people were trying to get me to go lower.

I pulled another all nighter and worked on my room. It's really organized but I have these spots that are driving me nuts. I am a perfectionist.

You know how you buy a bag of something. Even though you split it and save a lot for trading or swaps there is still a billion things? That's my trouble spots, lol.

For some crazy idea I got in my head I tried to organize sequins. Don't ask me why I don't know either. Note, you can not organize sequins. They do not go into little sequin categories.

I found some beautiful whimsies for Beeker's package. I am so excited about Beeker's package I am making it up. It's going to be so prety.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 22, 2010 06:27:44 AM
For some crazy idea I got in my head I tried to organize sequins. Don't ask me why I don't know either. Note, you can not organize sequins. They do not go into little sequin categories.

I found some beautiful whimsies for Beeker's package. I am so excited about Beeker's package I am making it up. It's going to be so prety.



You need one of those little divider boxes they sell for tackle boxes, then you can divide up all your sequins. I think you just have to pick a certain way of catagorizing them. color, size, etc.

I can't wait to see my package!!!  ;D anticipation is killing me!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 22, 2010 11:32:20 AM
My coworker gave me a funny little whimsie that I will be including in my jar for my partner. she said she liked strange things... ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 22, 2010 01:49:18 PM
I have 1 of my crafted whimsies almost completely finished and another nearly completely finished (grr wet glue) ;D.  Waiting on a ... something and I will be able to start/finish the third one.  I have been having a lot of crafting for crafty_one.. I hope she loves it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 22, 2010 02:03:44 PM
Gamemom and Spicytaco--I'm right there with you on the shipping! I know driving around looking for whimsies probably costs as much money but nevertheless it's hard for me to plunk down the shipping money. Plus--I like the in-person shopping experience--looking in boxes, digging through shelves, finding a great little treasure.

Also, I think vintage and antiques are quite inflated online versus in shops and secondhand stores.

All that said-- I still love window shopping at all those online stores--Manto-Fev, eBay and SkyBluePink. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on January 22, 2010 02:19:24 PM
I have 1 of my crafted whimsies almost completely finished and another nearly completely finished (grr wet glue) ;D.  Waiting on a ... something and I will be able to start/finish the third one.  I have been having a lot of crafting for crafty_one.. I hope she loves it.


I'm excited, can't wait to see what you have come up with. I know I'll love anything you've made!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 22, 2010 03:47:50 PM
I just hit paydirt at the thrift shop.  Got 2 cute whimsies!  More importantly, I've completely changed plans on container.  I found the coolest vintage container at the thrift shop and immediately snarfed it up for Sapphire!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on January 22, 2010 05:40:41 PM
I'm completely undecided on queenninjamonkey's container.  I want it to be very practical but fun too.  I doubt seriously that I'll be putting it in the contest, but who knows?  Inspiration may strike. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 23, 2010 03:28:24 AM
Now that my container is finished i'm not sure how well it's going to fare in the mail... Hopefully with the right packaging it should be fine.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: frogangel on January 23, 2010 09:58:49 AM
I got some of my 'jar' started and found out I don't like how it's coming out, so back to the drawing board. But I got LOADS of whimsies piling up for RyverChyld. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on January 23, 2010 10:08:23 AM
I got some of my 'jar' started and found out I don't like how it's coming out, so back to the drawing board. But I got LOADS of whimsies piling up for RyverChyld. ;)

OH I am sooo excited to see all the great whimsies!! :o  This swap is sooo much fun! ;D
I am collecting lots of whimsies for you too! ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 23, 2010 10:27:21 AM
1 container is filled for Tero! And I have almost everything ready for the other one! Umm, Tero, I hope you like beads. Like, a lot.  :-X


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 23, 2010 11:23:30 AM
Sigh... one of my very favorite whimsy places in Cleveland*, but one I rarely got to visit, recently opened another shop on my side of town. ALL WEEK I have been looking forward to this little excursion. Bribed #1 son with an offer of lunch and he went with me.

Not good. Not nearly like the original place. Ended up with a couple of ____ ____ and nothing else.
Crackers. :(

Lunch was nice, though.

Well at least I am very well pleased with my handmades and stuff already collected, so I guess it will be OK. I do have some sewing planned for tonight, and that will help.
 
Have a great weekend, everyone!

*and apparently ranked as a "fun place" in Playboy Magazine, of all things.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 23, 2010 11:39:42 AM
AlternaWidget, I love your little penguin. Did you make it?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 23, 2010 11:52:14 AM
Thanks! Yes, I made it from a pattern by "CrochetRoo", with some mods to make it lie flat. It is a granny square.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on January 23, 2010 11:53:19 AM
I made some good progress on my container last night and got another handmade item done!  I am so happy with how things are turning out that I am going to be sad to have to send this package out.  I really wish wists would come back up soon!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 23, 2010 12:31:31 PM
Thanks! Yes, I made it from a pattern by "CrochetRoo", with some mods to make it lie flat. It is a granny square.


I want one!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 23, 2010 02:03:25 PM
1 container is filled for Tero! And I have almost everything ready for the other one! Umm, Tero, I hope you like beads. Like, a lot.  :-X

I LOOOOOVE beads, bead and buttons, that's me. Especially strange and different beads that you can find easy. But all beads make me happy. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 23, 2010 02:17:18 PM
Oops, sorry that I haven't posted here in a while. I have been in contact with my partner though. I have lots of ideas but really I am still on the planning stage. I thought I'd finally come around to actually start crafting today, but now wists.com is down, so I can't check what I was going to make (or rather be inspired by)  :(

Just a couple of hints when sending internationally (I am in Sweden so I have some experience  :D). Never forget to tick the box marked "gift" on the customs form. Also write a really low value or "no value" on the "value" line. Failing to do any of these might result in your swap partner having to pay taxes and customs charges because customs may assume that the thing is commersially imported rather than just a friendly gift.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 23, 2010 08:07:23 PM
I had a VERY successful shopping trip today. Can finally get started on my crafted whimsies!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 24, 2010 02:45:29 AM
this is such a good thread, something to read every day!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on January 24, 2010 07:46:00 AM
this is such a good thread, something to read every day!
S

I agree completely...I'm loving how chatty everyone is.

I am hopefully getting my container today. I am having a surprisingly difficult time finding what I want, but I had a thought and think I know where I can find it.  :)  This is such a fun swap...it's my first one, but I doubt it will be my last.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 24, 2010 08:45:06 AM
I am feeling a tiny bit stressed about my container. :P My partner is awesome--and very talented. I seriously doubt anything I make will match her abilities so I will have to make up for that shortcoming by being clever and creative. I have one container in process. IT's too early to say if that will work though.

I have had nice, talented swap partners in the past but this is the first swap where I feel like I've made a friend. That's been so fun.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 24, 2010 11:02:31 AM
I've had a really nice long weekend; I've had no lectures since Tuesday evening, the sun's been shining (which makes a nice change from the constant rain we've had since I moved here!), and my boyfriend was here visiting me at uni since Wednesday evening. But now he's gone home, and I have to get back to work. I've got a statistics assignment due in on Friday afternoon that I haven't started yet *sigh*.
I got an amazing bargain on eBay during the week. It's got loads of bits in it, so I've got enough for my partner to have some as well as for me to keep some  ;D. Still looking for the perfect container, but if I don't find the right one then I think I'm just going to go for the almost-good-enough one I've found and put extra effort into making it look pretty and the way I'm picturing it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 24, 2010 11:45:14 AM
Gavagi- I am always seeing you in swaps and I always want to say something but don't want the Limbo stick thrown at us since I am not in the swap.

Now, I can finally say it. I think you have the cutest baby in the world. He always makes me smile. I just love his grin. You can tell he's ornery and full of mischief and smart lil' guy too.

Babies are small so they are considered whimsies, lol.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 24, 2010 12:08:31 PM
Gavagi- I am always seeing you in swaps and I always want to say something but don't want the Limbo stick thrown at us since I am not in the swap.

What does "throw the limbo stick at somebody" mean? My dictionary does not provide any answers...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 24, 2010 01:06:37 PM
Gavagi- I am always seeing you in swaps and I always want to say something but don't want the Limbo stick thrown at us since I am not in the swap.

Now, I can finally say it. I think you have the cutest baby in the world. He always makes me smile. I just love his grin. You can tell he's ornery and full of mischief and smart lil' guy too.

Babies are small so they are considered whimsies, lol.

Thank you!  :) and I take it as a compliment that you think she's a boy. We try to raise her as non-gender-stereotypically as possible, and it makes me happy that it's not obvious that she is a she.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 24, 2010 01:09:59 PM
Oh gigglygirl we have become friends so don't stress.  Friends always have each others backs.  I will love whatever you create.  

Just remember:  Start by doing what is necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

 I will be working long long hours this week so will not to get craft at all can hardly wait till next weekend so I can continue my crafting for this swap.  Gosh I guess crafting is making me wish my life away!   Things are coming along nicely!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 24, 2010 01:25:09 PM
Well Freestyles containers are "marching along" LOL you guys will see how cheesy that joke is later.
I think I am done gathering (I have been gathering since last whimsie swap) LOL
Really pleased with how everything is turning out though. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 24, 2010 03:23:34 PM
Sooooo close to being finished with one crafted whimsy, and have started on another (I cannot have just one project going on at once - must have more!). 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 24, 2010 04:50:10 PM
Gavagi- I am always seeing you in swaps and I always want to say something but don't want the Limbo stick thrown at us since I am not in the swap.

What does "throw the limbo stick at somebody" mean? My dictionary does not provide any answers...

You needed to do a Craftster search, not a dictionary search!!

Here is LIMBO! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=168450.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=168450.0)
It's pretty much just if somebody posts something that breaks the rules of Craftster :)
So don't worry, you're fine!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 24, 2010 05:46:32 PM
Well Freestyles containers are "marching along" LOL you guys will see how cheesy that joke is later.

Could this have anything to do with March of the Penguins??  ;D

I've got my crafted items planned, and I need to finish the 2nd container. Then I think I'll be set! Though I am going to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival next weekend...never know what fun things will show up at a craft festival... ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 25, 2010 03:37:10 AM
I think I am having swap nerves/worries/angst!
I have a container that I like a lot.
I have made three tiny crafts.
Is it enough I ask myself, will she like them?
Bangs her head on the keyboard, is this just because I am a swap virgin?
SIGH,
yours in crafty angst,
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 25, 2010 04:29:03 AM
I think I am having swap nerves/worries/angst!
I have a container that I like a lot.
I have made three tiny crafts.
Is it enough I ask myself, will she like them?
Bangs her head on the keyboard, is this just because I am a swap virgin?
SIGH,
yours in crafty angst,
S

Why don't you PM someone that isn't your partner and show them what you've done? That way you can know for certain. But it sure sounds like you've done everything you're supposed to! :)

And you can look at the galleries of past swaps and compare as well. Don't fret!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 25, 2010 04:32:54 AM
Thanks for the comforting words, its very appreciated, and great ideas,
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 25, 2010 06:27:17 AM
I think I am having swap nerves/worries/angst!
I have a container that I like a lot.
I have made three tiny crafts.
Is it enough I ask myself, will she like them?
Bangs her head on the keyboard, is this just because I am a swap virgin?
SIGH,
yours in crafty angst,
S

You just have to do your best and ask youself if you would be happy if you received this package. Also I try to err on the side of spoiling for my packages (a little extra is better than not quite enough)  ;D
Don't stress, swapping is supposed to be fun!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 25, 2010 08:03:19 AM
Well Freestyles containers are "marching along" LOL you guys will see how cheesy that joke is later.

Could this have anything to do with March of the Penguins??  ;D

I've got my crafted items planned, and I need to finish the 2nd container. Then I think I'll be set! Though I am going to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival next weekend...never know what fun things will show up at a craft festival... ;)

Well you cant know that for sure, there are lots of things that march you know. LOL

Oooohhhh craft festivals....eeeppp!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mandamouse123 on January 25, 2010 08:34:22 AM
I'm getting (even more) excited!  I'm so close to finishing my crafts, and then I'm ready to send out! :)  I can't wait for spazgirl to see!  Hopefully it all fits in the container!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on January 25, 2010 08:47:54 AM
I have been collecting whimsies like crazy but the container is still just in it's planning phase. I even have my husband, my roommate and my best friend brainstorming ways to build this thing.  ;D I am thankful we still have a month!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 25, 2010 11:27:15 AM
I'm having the first swap nervousness too. I'm very concerned I won't be able to make an awesome package for goodmorningstarshine, but I'm trying.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 25, 2010 11:54:39 AM
I'm another person who's nervous about this as it's my first swap. I think I'm doing okay so far, but when I look at the stuff other people have sent in past swaps I start to wonder if mine's up to standard. I haven't heard much from my partner either and I don't think I've seen her posting in the thread which isn't helping my nervousness  :-\.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 25, 2010 11:57:05 AM
The way you guys are worrying shows that you care! You can always PM the mods (or anyone else) and they'll let you know if you're on the right track. You can also check the galleries of previous swaps.  
Relax! Have fun!



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: meggy_doodle on January 25, 2010 12:08:19 PM
I'm another person who's nervous about this as it's my first swap. I think I'm doing okay so far, but when I look at the stuff other people have sent in past swaps I start to wonder if mine's up to standard. I haven't heard much from my partner either and I don't think I've seen her posting in the thread which isn't helping my nervousness  :-\.

I'm the same way IzzyBee... it's not my first swap but I'm having a hard time thinking of crafted items to make for my partner which is making me nervous. I also haven't heard from my partner much and I don't think she has posted in this thread either  :(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 25, 2010 01:29:05 PM
Organizer's Notes- Please Read!

1. If your swap partner isn't responding to PMs, please let me know about it. (By "not responding" I mean that you've sent at least 2 PMs and haven't heard back from them.) I have e-mail addresses and I'm not afraid to use them.

2. If you haven't posted to this thread at all, please do so ASAP so I know you're still alive.  ;)  I will make a note in your feedback if you don't communicate in the thread at all.

And everyone, please have a great time! Lots of time to go, lots of whimsieness to be had. And when looking at the previous galleries, please keep in mind that some partners agreed between themselves to send extras. Which is just fine if you and partner agree to do so, but is by no means a requirement. As long as you are putting thought into what you are sending, and send the required amount, you will be just fine.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 25, 2010 01:51:26 PM
agreed !! For some of the newbies to this swap, a good way to judge is get a large glass measuring cup and fill it up to the required amount. Then if you want to add extras beyond that you can. Like Freestyle said though, just keep talking to your partners so each is good with the amount being swapped.

Whimsies are supposed to be a fun thing :) Who stresses of whimsies?! LOL


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 25, 2010 02:00:06 PM
I worry and stress about nearly every aspect of my life, so this isn't unusual  :P. it's just because I want to make sure I give everything my 100% best. I'm not so nervous that I'm not enjoying the swap though, because I've had lots of fun tracking down whimsies and designing my container  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 25, 2010 04:21:27 PM
relax----- 8) -------Whimsies are fun!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 25, 2010 04:36:39 PM
I'm in such a good mood for crafting today! I can't wait to start!!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: koalascout on January 25, 2010 08:27:34 PM
i am still here :) 
progress  about 50% done with container and about 50% done filling it


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on January 25, 2010 10:10:06 PM
Yay! I have 5 cups of whimsies! Of course, I'll be finding more little things to add up until the day I send.  ;) Had a great idea for a container, just trying to figure out if it'll work. Had another flash of brillance  ::) for one of my crafted things. Oooh! Just thought of anther bit I have to dig out and add to the pile! Off I go!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 25, 2010 10:19:17 PM
I was all ready to craft today, but just realised that I had bought the wrong thing!! And today's a public holiday....


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 26, 2010 03:51:55 AM
I have a snow day today, so maybe a little crafting time...if the little people will allow it  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 26, 2010 06:31:37 AM
Thank you!  :) and I take it as a compliment that you think she's a boy. We try to raise her as non-gender-stereotypically as possible, and it makes me happy that it's not obvious that she is a she.

Now, I am so embarrassed. I know better and should have paid more attention. She's the prettiest little girl in the world. I can tell she is still ornery.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 26, 2010 06:39:23 AM
Now that I am still blushing. :) On to whimsies. I am still crafting for Bath/Spa Swap. When it started I got strep, then bronchitis, then I had an eye infection. No way was I going to make beauty supplies that sick. I would have felt so guilty if I made my partner sick. My eye is still a little messed up. So, DH is helping me finish it up. Thank gosh for crafting husbands.

I have all of Beeker's crafts planned out and the schedule ready. I swear I am trying to be early.

But collecting Beeker whimsies is going soooooo good. Beeker your going to be seriously spoiled.

You all know I am decluttering and downsizing my craft room. I keep adding more and more whimsies to a "Beeker" pile. Adding more and more whimsies for JOW future swaps.

Serioulsy Freestyle I can probably host the next container contest. I have a lot of whimsies, close to 300 pounds worth. If you or Tero need help don't hesitate to ask me.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 26, 2010 10:03:17 AM
honestly, I don't think I can imagine what 300 pounds of whimsies would even look like.  :o I can't picture it. I was out shopping for whimsies today! I got a few, now I just have to finish all the little projects I have started for this swap.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: amylili on January 26, 2010 10:27:22 AM
I've got about 2-3 cups of whimsies now, and I have to craft some whimsies this weekend :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 26, 2010 10:29:43 AM
Honestly didn't expect to get anything done today, but I have trimmed a pom-pom, wrapped a "whimsy" for (hopefully) catastrophe-free shipping, assessed my shipping box needs, and planned my final bits and pieces. Oh, and mail arrived with a lovely little thing which my partner will certainly love. :)
Have a great day!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 26, 2010 11:11:04 AM
tried something new last night with a little help from a how-to kit and now I am finding excuses to create adorable little whimsies for my partner!!!

Probably should clean craft area as the hubby is starting to make some grumbles about the mess but we'll see :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on January 26, 2010 11:14:15 AM
I finished up my other swap!  YAY! ;D  SO now I am only working on this one! ;)  YAY!! ;D

I will have plenty of time to stay home and craft because the weather here is Awful!!  Tons of Ice and Snow!!  It is 23 degrees Farenheit!!    The roads are really bad!   They are literally Frozen!!    :-\   :-\ 
So I am just staying home and staying warm and crafting lots of whimsies!! ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 26, 2010 11:20:46 AM

Probably should clean craft area as the hubby is starting to make some grumbles about the mess but we'll see :)

Hahaha sounds like my hubby.  My craft area is the dining table...oh to have a craft room.

The one last thing I am waiting for should arrive today and I will be all done.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on January 26, 2010 12:53:28 PM
Thank you!  :) and I take it as a compliment that you think she's a boy. We try to raise her as non-gender-stereotypically as possible, and it makes me happy that it's not obvious that she is a she.

Now, I am so embarrassed. I know better and should have paid more attention. She's the prettiest little girl in the world. I can tell she is still ornery.

No need to be embarrased. She couldn't care less what gender she is.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on January 26, 2010 01:09:36 PM
I was almost finished with my container but it had to be put on hold since I got sick very suddenly.  Been feeling really yucky the past few days and I don't want to send any germs so all crafting has been put on hold.  Good thing we still have quite a while before sendouts.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Pupper on January 26, 2010 03:31:57 PM
I am finishing up on my last crafted item.  I hope to ship tomorrow to Lobsterchicky.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on January 27, 2010 03:13:22 AM
I think I gathered enough whimsies. Now I still have to do the container and the crafted items...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 27, 2010 03:55:14 AM
I am finishing up on my last crafted item.  I hope to ship tomorrow to Lobsterchicky.

WOW! I can't wait to see what you've done.

I've hit a roadblock with my crafted whimsies, but I just finished up 2 other swaps so I should be able to focus on them 100% now.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on January 27, 2010 06:20:45 AM
Ohh excitement reading my partners post!
Lol, I have a craft room and still use the dining table, and the coffee table, and the lounge room floor for really big projects......
Oh and I have a cupboard in the garage for spare randoms.....
hehe
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 27, 2010 06:28:32 AM
I have an old friend that has come to town for a couple days and spending time with him has stolen my craft time for now yet another week...first, medieval faire, then company!  ACK!  Hope to have more time this very next week, as the week after that I have plans to go see another friend in another part of the state.

I have a pretty good idea of my crafted items planned out, more whimsies than I can fit in the jar, and some additional non-crafty extras to cram into some kind of a box. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 27, 2010 07:21:50 AM
honestly, I don't think I can imagine what 300 pounds of whimsies would even look like.  :o I can't picture it. I was out shopping for whimsies today! I got a few, now I just have to finish all the little projects I have started for this swap.

If you could see it your mouth would probably drop open. We have a closet in our garage. I have some nice long shelves in there. Literally one of the shelves if full of whimsy boxes. Then I made a small corner and stacked it with even more whimsy boxes.

I honestly do not have a shopping problem, lol. My Mom is a crafter, collector and shop-a-holic. I am an only child. Connecting the dots here? LOL.  She kind of spoils me. But, she thinks I need three package of everything. Then sometimes I have already bought it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 27, 2010 09:46:39 AM
Ohh excitement reading my partners post!
Lol, I have a craft room and still use the dining table, and the coffee table, and the lounge room floor for really big projects......
Oh and I have a cupboard in the garage for spare randoms.....
hehe
S

I used to use the lounge room floor for cutting out patterns/fabric, but now my 1y/o likes to help.  I try to craft while she has her sleep, but all of my stuff is stored in her wardrobe and there is usually something I forget. 

I have to get some paper today to wrap crafty_one's package, then I will send it out.  So either today or tomorrow,  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on January 27, 2010 10:36:16 AM
I was all ready to craft today, but just realised that I had bought the wrong thing!! And today's a public holiday....

I hate when that happens!

I feel like I haven't posted in this thread forever. I haven't had much progress on the crafted whimsies front, I'm still waiting on some supplies from etsy. The supplies were cheap and in large lots, but shipping from china takes forever.  :-[


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 27, 2010 11:00:27 AM
I ordered some jewelry charms from China and it hasn't been the best experience. I ordered Dec. 2 and it arrived on Dec. 22. The order was sort of messed up. I ordered three types of charms.  They shorted me one type and sent the wrong one of another.

The seller was super nice. He said a worker messed up the order and said he would resend.  The seller said he shipped on Dec. 26 and I am still waiting.  The seller and I agreed to wait until Feb. 1 then he'll refund if they haven't arrived.

I'm not upset or anything but it's not very convenient if you're working on a time-sensitive project. The prices are awesome though. Charms that cost 75 cents at the local craft store cost 8 cents a piece on Ebay. Oh well.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: frogangel on January 27, 2010 11:11:23 AM
Wow! This thread is always going super fast! It seems like I haven't posted in ages! Anyways, things are going great with my 'jar' and I'm just about done collecting whimsies, but knowing me, I'm pretty sure I'll be adding to it tell the day I actually send it out. :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 27, 2010 11:12:27 AM
I mailed today! Woo! Glad to be done. I must open up some swap slots...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 27, 2010 11:33:01 AM
Ohh excitement reading my partners post!
Lol, I have a craft room and still use the dining table, and the coffee table, and the lounge room floor for really big projects......
Oh and I have a cupboard in the garage for spare randoms.....
hehe
S

I used to use the lounge room floor for cutting out patterns/fabric, but now my 1y/o likes to help.  I try to craft while she has her sleep, but all of my stuff is stored in her wardrobe and there is usually something I forget. 



Ha! I hear ya!  I have a little craft room and I love it, but there's room for my stuff in there and me if I'm standing at the ironing board or in my chair sewing.  Then, my dogs have to cuddle in and lay on the small bit of carpeting showing at all times that I'm in there so I'm constantly tripping over them.  Cutting and any hand-work is done on the living room floor... where my dogs lay by my side still, tripping me up, lol  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 27, 2010 03:11:27 PM
I mailed today! Woo! Glad to be done. I must open up some swap slots...

wow. Senders already??! I'm so behind!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 27, 2010 03:29:44 PM
I don't know what my internet access is going to be like for a few days as we have some nasty winter weather moving in.  The ice and wind in combination may lead to power outages.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 27, 2010 04:25:51 PM
I am finishing up on my last crafted item.  I hope to ship tomorrow to Lobsterchicky.

Holy crap!  I'm nowhere near sending!  I need to light a fire under my own butt!  (Not that I haven't been working, but school just started last week, and I'm taking 17 hours this semester.)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on January 27, 2010 05:09:09 PM
I just had to get out in the sunshine today so went to the only junk shop with in miles of my house. :) I did find a cool little baggie full of whimsies so it was totally worth the trip.

I MUST feel better soon, I am NOT a good sick person. Why cant Mom's just lay in bed until we feel better? Huh? That's all I am askin'? WHY ?

:)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 27, 2010 06:48:20 PM
What a bummer you're sick, Tero.  So crummy!  Get well soon :)

Aiki sent me a message saying a potential container opportunity from me to her has presented itself....hmmm...maybe something I can readily find and fill as a useful extra she could use??  Argh!  The wanting an answer to it all!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 27, 2010 07:35:59 PM
Not much time to post, so busy with work but I had to say looks like my partner may be sending me some cute charms. I cant wait till Saturday when I can start crafting again.  I hate being in limbo. Looks like everyone is still having so much fun!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 27, 2010 10:24:35 PM
Honestly didn't expect to get anything done today, but I have trimmed a pom-pom, wrapped a "whimsy" for (hopefully) catastrophe-free shipping, assessed my shipping box needs, and planned my final bits and pieces. Oh, and mail arrived with a lovely little thing which my partner will certainly love. :)
Have a great day!
I can't believe you got anything done either with everything that has been going on!  :o  I am so excited to receive from you!  And utterly impressed that you (and some others for that matter) are done!

 I made some whimsies today  ;D  I am happy with them.  I have to redo my bookmark swap over again(when I thought it was done) because of some USPS issues (empty envelopes), so I used whimsy crafting to distract myself from the stress and bad feelings about that situation. It worked! I also did some crafting for another swap so it was nice to get some things done that was originally on the somewhat back burner of other deadlines. I would say I am about 75% done whimsy-wise and 0% done on container. I think I already have 2 cups of whimsies and I haven't finished crafting and gathering what I wanted yet! This swap is too fun.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 28, 2010 04:07:41 AM
I can't believe you got anything done either with everything that has been going on!  :o  I am so excited to receive from you!  And utterly impressed that you (and some others for that matter) are done!
 I made some whimsies today  ;D  I am happy with them.  I have to redo my bookmark swap over again(when I thought it was done) because of some USPS issues (empty envelopes), so I used whimsy crafting to distract myself from the stress and bad feelings about that situation. It worked!

I'm so glad to hear that whimsy crafting helped! It's helped me a lot, too!
I especially love the aspect of considering my beloved craft supplies/activities/shop from someone else's point of view. Gets me into other aisles that I may have overlooked before, and I always learn something new.

Have a great day everyone!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on January 28, 2010 06:38:57 AM
Charms?! maybe.....


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on January 28, 2010 07:31:43 AM
AlishaMisha-
Best way to beat the USPS? Packing tape, all over the envelopes. I do it for the 44 cent swap since the packing tape will reinforce the envelope and will keep anything from catching on the paper and ripping it :)

I am working on 2 crafted whimsies still but see myself finished soon and sending early.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 28, 2010 08:40:49 AM
Aiki & I are going to be in the same storm. I might be without power too. Aiki's chances look worse than mine. Crossing fingers it won't happen for either of us. Can you believe it was one year ago yesterday Aiki you all went through the ice storm. I still can't believe it's been two years for us it was practically in the same week.

Whimsy progress- Oh beeker I added more to your ever growing pile. DH teased me that we will need two boxes, lol. He keeps adding things too.

I am armed and ready. Instead of walking around my craft room chatting with my guinea pig I made a goal list. I am usually this organized but if you all seen Nevil you would understand, lol.

I am doing some heavy crafting and organizing this weekend. Granted if the storm allows me. I am about ready to track and chase.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on January 28, 2010 09:21:31 AM
Whimsy progress- Oh beeker I added more to your ever growing pile. DH teased me that we will need two boxes, lol. He keeps adding things too.

I am doing some heavy crafting and organizing this weekend. Granted if the storm allows me. I am about ready to track and chase.
I am so looking forward to my massive pile of whimsies!  ;D
So, silly question, you are a storm chaser? What does that involve? The most I know about storm chasing I learned from the movie Twister.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 28, 2010 09:35:32 AM
AlishaMisha-
Best way to beat the USPS? Packing tape, all over the envelopes. I do it for the 44 cent swap since the packing tape will reinforce the envelope and will keep anything from catching on the paper and ripping it :)

Thank You! What a great idea! I relayed the tip to the Bookmark Swap thread so that way next time others may choose to do this as well!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 28, 2010 09:55:03 AM
AlishaMisha-
Best way to beat the USPS? Packing tape, all over the envelopes. I do it for the 44 cent swap since the packing tape will reinforce the envelope and will keep anything from catching on the paper and ripping it :)

This is the same for Royal Mail here in the UK. I've lost count of the amount of times I've sent stuff when the package has turned up either just ripped or it's ripped and the contents have fallen out, or it's got soaking wet in the rain... the list of problems go on and on haha. I usually wrap the stuff in a plastic bag first, then in brown parcel paper, and then cover the ends in tape. Yeah it makes the package harder for the recipient to get into, but it also makes it a lot harder for the stuff to fall out or get water damaged!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 28, 2010 04:18:52 PM
Got an email that Pupper sent to me today!   :o :o :o :o :o :o  I feel like such a slacker even though I still have another month.  I'M SO EXCITED!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 28, 2010 05:34:03 PM
I confessed this in the Gallery thread, and I have to confess it here to, because I can't believe I did it.

I spent about an hour perusing the JOW #6 gallery, wondering how so many people sent so early, and feeling really bad because I'm nowhere near sending.  Then I realized... This is JOW #7, and all those people sent like 5 months ago.  Heh heh....heh.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 28, 2010 09:02:05 PM
I gave crafty_one's jar  to the postman this afternoon.  3-6 days to get across the ditch they reckon.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 28, 2010 09:44:53 PM
I gave crafty_one's jar  to the postman this afternoon.  3-6 days to get across the ditch they reckon.  ;D

I'm so impressed that so many people have sent already! Hopefully this weekend will be good for crafting!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 28, 2010 11:02:04 PM
I finished Whimsie hunting this avo and I stuffed my 'jar' then mushed some bits further down and added more! lol
There's still some stuff that couldn't fit into the 'jar' so I attached it to the 'jar' as padding! lol
There was still stuff left over -so this will just have to roll around in the parcel! lol
I'll prob send on Monday - As tomorrow I'm off to the travel agent to book my huge travels :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on January 29, 2010 03:55:11 AM
I'm wondering where people are getting all their Whimsies from. It just doesn't seem like there are many around here. I've picked up a few so far, but I'm fast running out of ideas where else to get any. (I'm in the UK so the sites everyone posted aren't much good).


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 29, 2010 04:41:46 AM
I've bought the greatest part of mine (both what I bought during this swap and what I have collected for myself during the past) at my local toy man toy show. The last show I went to was the jackpot. There was a man who had two giant plastic bins of toys the size of action figures and smaller. Down at the bottoms of the bins there were all kinds of little toys, 1 1/2 inches and smaller. I bought all of them.

I've been playing with some of the remainders since I mailed my jar of whimsy. I've drilled holes in the tiny toys with my dremel and I'm turning them in to a funky charms for a kitchy charm bracelet.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on January 29, 2010 06:34:53 AM
I confessed this in the Gallery thread, and I have to confess it here to, because I can't believe I did it.

I spent about an hour perusing the JOW #6 gallery, wondering how so many people sent so early, and feeling really bad because I'm nowhere near sending.  Then I realized... This is JOW #7, and all those people sent like 5 months ago.  Heh heh....heh.


LMAO!!!  That's pretty good  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 29, 2010 09:11:24 AM
I wish I had more news and progress to report...but I don't  :P  Things have been crazy around here the last 3 weeks.  I am hoping against hope that I can get some things completed this coming week on Tues and Wed again...have only packed up a swap box for Givers n Needers and a personal swap box.  Everything else is still piled up around me and only written down for ideas at this point!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 29, 2010 11:28:53 AM
i just recieved! annd i don't have time to take pictures a post cause im just between classes right now, but goodmorningstarshine you are FABULOUS! my package is wonderful!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 29, 2010 12:03:10 PM
Hey, I'm so glad you received and you like it! In case you were wondering, he's supposed to be a "robot". :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on January 29, 2010 01:14:40 PM
i was pretty curious. hahaha but now i get it! and that's even more awesome! but that was way more than five cups right? i'm definetly not complaining though!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 29, 2010 07:12:30 PM
Yeah, when I tried to find a container I got confused and thought I was supposed to send you 5 quarts. :D That isn't quite that much...I think that is 3 quarts and 2 cups.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on January 29, 2010 07:37:26 PM
How much is a quart?  ::)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 29, 2010 08:23:43 PM
How much is a quart?  ::)

4 cups. It's not quite so many whimsies as 4 quarts though. When I realized that I was only supposed to send 5 cups I made a larger handmade item that took up a lot of the space.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 29, 2010 09:00:55 PM
I received an early whimsie surprise!  Valentine whimsey!  I have such a great partner in gigglygirl will post pics tomorrow!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 30, 2010 01:08:14 AM
Beeker- Yes, I am a storm chaser. Yes, it's a lot like Twister. Yes, I do chase those big ol' tornado's  :D!

I also chase ice storms, snow storms, flooding. I keep track of where it's going and the change in patterns. A lot of time is setting, following and waiting. I love it. I get to be out in the middle of it and see Mother Nature at her best.

I see Aiki has not posted today. Darn it! Now I am worried about her. Her state has declared a state of emergency today. They got hit so hard. I watched it all day. I am right on the border.

No whimsy anything today. Oh, I did add some more to Beekers' package. :) It was chasing day and running errands, chasing, crashing in exhaustion. :)

Tomorrow after visiting my Mom, who might have more whimsies, I plan to do lots of crafting. All this week is crafting. I am excited and ready for that.

On a sad note my Cricut chirped it's last breath today. I am officially Cricut less. :( DH is going to buy me another one in a few weeks.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on January 30, 2010 05:52:51 AM
Alright. Hoping to get a bit of whimsy shopping in today as I'll be around China Town where the best whimsies are found, but I'm not sure cause it's -18C outside right now. Can you say 'brrrrr'? So I might not be so up to it. Going to see King Tut's treasures though with my mum.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 30, 2010 06:19:18 AM
So I just realized that I made a boo-boo   :-\  I was crafting a whimsy the other day and didn't realize I mixed up colors A and B. So basically the colors are flip flopped. It looked right to me at the time but then (luckily) I ran into a picture of one that showed me otherwise  :P  All is well though.

I have quite a lil collection of whimsies at my home right now. A Jar for my partner, Mini Jars of Whimsies I have collected for myself or had been given to me, and the jar that doesn't fit my partner or myself but may be good for a future swap  ;)

In other news, I think I got a burst of inspiration for the jar issue but I have to think a little harder to see if it is doable and easy to ship


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on January 30, 2010 08:19:09 AM
Just checking in. 

lylacfey:  I am so jealous.  I always wanted to be a storm chaser but got married very young and never went anywhere with it.  I mean, I unofficially "chase" wonderful thunderstorms and such but I think you have to know what youre doing in a big way to safely chase tornadoes and I've never learned.  My kids are grown now, I should probably consider making that old dream a reality.   Is this a hobby for you or somehow your career? 

Spicytaco:  I guess its' my day to envy.  I wanted to see King Tut's treasures when the exhibit was in Atlanta and couldn't find anyone to go with me.  I don't know why I didn't just go alone.  I will next time.

On a whimsy note:  I'm still collecting.  I have no idea how much I have but it's well over 5 cups.  I figure I'm going to be hooked on these whimsy swaps now, so why stop collecting?  I have made 0% progress on my container.  Nothing "speaks" to me and says queenninjamonkey.  I may have to hold something down and wrestle with it until it does say queenninjamonkey.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on January 30, 2010 10:14:02 AM
i feel so behind right now!! I know we have another month before sendouts, but im still feeling like I should be further ahead. THis weekend I am dedicating to crafting for the other swap Im in and once thats been sent I can focus a little more on this one.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 30, 2010 12:00:07 PM
I'm here.  Power went out for a little while this morning, but we're fine.  My internet is really dodgy, though.  There's something up with the phone lines.  Will get online as I can during the day.

My plans for tonight include A LOT of crocheting because I want a lap full of warm yarn!  I've also got a to-do list for the sewing machine this weekend if the electricity will cooperate.  Plus, I hurt my back earlier this week, and I'll only be able to sit at the sewing machine for little stretches of time because of back pain. 

I dug though my stash, and I think I can pull together Sapphire's container exclusively from stash.  The only maybe is that I may not have a long enough, wide enough length of an acceptable color of __________ for the top of the ________.  I gave her a choice of a cool, vintage, wooden container from the thrift shop or me sewing her some freaky tentacle-y goodness, and she chose the tentacle-y option.  LOL  Gotta dig out a thimble for the handwork on it because forcing a needle through the ends of the _________ is gonna be a pain in the fingers! 


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo, dang!  Someone just tried to drive too fast down the icy mess on my road and spun out!  Big Wheel spinout action!  LOL 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on January 30, 2010 12:35:40 PM
I'm wondering where people are getting all their Whimsies from. It just doesn't seem like there are many around here. I've picked up a few so far, but I'm fast running out of ideas where else to get any. (I'm in the UK so the sites everyone posted aren't much good).

I'm in the UK too, and I did consider buying some bits from those sites but the postage would've been at least twice as much as the items! I've just been scouring charity shops and gifty-type shops and I've come across some cool stuff, but in the process I've been in so many shops that have had nothing at all. Charity shops are always worth checking pretty regularly because they put out new stuff all the time. I've bought a few bits on eBay too (with free postage ;)).

I bought my (possible) container today. It's not perfect, as in at the moment I can get the whimsies in but can't get them back out haha, and it may be a bit too small to fit all 5 cups of whimsies in, but seeing as I've had no luck finding one so far I might as well give this one a shot, and if it doesn't work out I can just use it as a decoration in my room. I got some rather cool whimsies in charity shops today too, and a couple of packages of whimsies I'd bought from eBay and another site arrived so I added them to my collection. Overall I think I've got 3 and a bit out of the 5 cups done, and I'm going to start working on my container tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on January 30, 2010 01:29:24 PM
Went to the flea market today and picked up some whimsies. I found a booth that had some cracker jack charms (even a little mini harmonica!) but they were super expensive for the little charms that I had to leave them.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on January 30, 2010 02:39:47 PM
I am crafting my first whimsy and it is already too big to fit inside the "jar"!! ::)

I guess I will just have to pack it in the box as extra padding for the jar!!! ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on January 30, 2010 02:55:37 PM
Wow, there are senders and receivers already!(including my partner who has said she has sent to me - so excited now ;D)  I feel a bit behind now, finding and buying the whimsies hasn't been a problem, my idea for the container didn't go as well as I had hoped, so I've got the thinking cap back on!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on January 30, 2010 03:03:35 PM
Finally kind of hit the jackpot on whimsies.  There was one place I had in my back pocket, as I knew they'd have good stuff, but I also knew I'd pay for it.  But my first trip to the dentist in 2 and a half years (quitting your job and going back to school isn't exactly conducive to shelling out money for cleanings) was much cheaper than I'd budgeted for, as I had no cavities (*sparkle!*) and needed no work beyond the cleaning (which was painful - save up for twice-yearly cleanings, y'all!).  Sorry to get so OT, I'm just beyond thrilled.  Anywho, got the whimsies I wanted, and now just have to finish up my crafted items!  Huzzah!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 30, 2010 04:06:56 PM
added a few more whimsies to my jar :)  I have accidentally stumbled onto a theme with my collection of whimsies...I just happen to keep finding items that suit a particular "like" of my partner's, hopefully it turns out ok and she likes them!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on January 30, 2010 10:59:58 PM
gamemom42- It's my career. Your never too old to chase. Contact your NWS to get started. Spring classes should be forming. I have been chasing since I was five. My Father was a chaser too.

I was going to craft today but I woke up with the worse arthritis, lol. Years of dancing and chasing are catching up to me. I am now setting and will not move. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on January 31, 2010 11:16:28 AM
I've started on my container! I'm a bit nervous, I really hope the finish product is what I have in mind! And I know what I'm going to make for the crafted whimsies. It's going really well.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on January 31, 2010 01:36:17 PM
Working on my container...it is so cool to see it come together!!  I kind of want one of these myself!!!! This swap has been so much fun so far!!!

On a side note it just dawned on me that I need to finish crafting some whimsies!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 31, 2010 03:02:53 PM
I went to the evil empire today and hit paydirt because they had a big basket of sewing notions on supergood clearance.  I got ____ and ____ to include in Sapphire's whimsies in _____ colors to make her happy.  Also, I found a really cool piece of _____ in _____ color in the remnant bin for 88cents and will make her a _____ with it! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on January 31, 2010 06:03:21 PM
My container for gigglygirl is complete!  Woo Hoo!!!!!  I ordered some stuff now to watch the mail for it to arrive.  I have two crafted whimsies in progress and a few other ideas hope that this is a better week for crafting.  At least I will have the time unlike last week.
I think the container came out very well now lets hope when I fill it with whimsies I still think so!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 31, 2010 06:42:52 PM
hehehe...I just bought the contest container...hehehe...now to wait for it to arrive...and embellish it...
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on January 31, 2010 07:14:47 PM
I'm almost done with my jar! I have to put a final layer of ______ and then it'll be finished. And I got some of my crafted whimsies done tonight! I went by the ____ store and HIT THE JACKPOT. Once the two overseas items get here, I'll be ready to ship.

This is gonna be kinda sappy and silly, but tonight my dad helped me with my jar and it was super nice to get some father-daughter time with him. We just hung out around the dinner table, got the materials ready, and assembled them. I'm off at school and we both work different hours, so it can be hard to get quality time together. ^//^


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on January 31, 2010 07:17:43 PM
This is gonna be kinda sappy and silly, but tonight my dad helped me with my jar and it was super nice to get some father-daughter time with him. We just hung out around the dinner table, got the materials ready, and assembled them. I'm off at school and we both work different hours, so it can be hard to get quality time together. ^//^

Awww, that's not silly at all! Father-daughter time is great, especially when making stuff.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on January 31, 2010 07:24:42 PM
I'm almost done with my jar! I have to put a final layer of ______ and then it'll be finished. And I got some of my crafted whimsies done tonight! I went by the ____ store and HIT THE JACKPOT. Once the two overseas items get here, I'll be ready to ship.

This is gonna be kinda sappy and silly, but tonight my dad helped me with my jar and it was super nice to get some father-daughter time with him. We just hung out around the dinner table, got the materials ready, and assembled them. I'm off at school and we both work different hours, so it can be hard to get quality time together. ^//^


Awwww that's so sweet! And odd too because... I never get to spend much time with my Dad either, but we spent all weekend together redecorating my bedroom and singing old sings together :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on January 31, 2010 10:52:48 PM
I'm almost done with my jar! I have to put a final layer of ______ and then it'll be finished. And I got some of my crafted whimsies done tonight! I went by the ____ store and HIT THE JACKPOT. Once the two overseas items get here, I'll be ready to ship.

This is gonna be kinda sappy and silly, but tonight my dad helped me with my jar and it was super nice to get some father-daughter time with him. We just hung out around the dinner table, got the materials ready, and assembled them. I'm off at school and we both work different hours, so it can be hard to get quality time together. ^//^


Not sappy or silly.  Times like that are so special and when we actually slow down and realize them (instead of taking them for granted) they mean so very much.  I lost my Dad 5 years ago and I would just do anything to sit around and "fiddle" (his word for being crafty or creative) with something with him again.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 31, 2010 11:33:45 PM

I've cracked your code - haven't I!!! :P
Appologies to Sapphire - I've ruined your surprise!!!

I went to the evil empire today and hit paydirt because they had a big basket of sewing notions on supergood clearance.  I got Pudding  and Worms  to include in Sapphire's whimsies in neon colors to make her happy.  Also, I found a really cool piece of Bamboo in spotted colors in the remnant bin for 88cents and will make her a May pole  with it! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on February 01, 2010 08:13:11 AM
Still haven't gotten my "jar" going yet. But the temporary container that is holding all my whimsies (a crappy broken plastic marker box that will NOT be my final container lol) is overflowing with goodies at this point. God I hope my plans work out for my jar. I'm gonna be so disappointed if I have to settle for something else instead.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 01, 2010 08:20:32 AM
Ooohhh!!  Neon worms!  I LOVE those!  LOL!  J/k  ;D

I'm looking forward to my days off when I trust much craftiness will ensue...I have been MUCHO distracted from crafts for like 3 weeks...no true end in sight due to personal reasons, but enough of a clearing that I think I will be able to craft for the swaps that I'm in, send out, and see where life takes me from there!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 01, 2010 09:49:42 AM
My container is finished and I like how it turned out.  A few minor flaws that I may be going back to try to fix.  I have finished 3 crafted whimsies and have started a fourth but it needs a few days to cure before it can be finished off.  I also want to make an extra to throw in since we still have quite a bit of time.  All the whimisies I have collected are in the containter and there is a still a bit of room so I will keep collecting and stuffing things in. 

I hope MadGypsy likes the container since it's based on one of her loves but not the EXACT thing that was mentioned.....


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on February 01, 2010 10:21:13 AM
I'm so crabby because my tracking number still only shows that the package was accepted at Marydel MD on Jan. 28 - that's 3 whole postal days between then and now, and it hasn't made it any further?  Shenanigans!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 01, 2010 11:31:25 AM
I'm so crabby because my tracking number still only shows that the package was accepted at Marydel MD on Jan. 28 - that's 3 whole postal days between then and now, and it hasn't made it any further?  Shenanigans!
I wouldn't worry about it. USPS tends to have issues with tracking. For one swap I sent to CA from ME and it wasn't tracked at all. It didn't even say it was accepted! Boy did that feel scary!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on February 01, 2010 12:39:54 PM
I'm so crabby because my tracking number still only shows that the package was accepted at Marydel MD on Jan. 28 - that's 3 whole postal days between then and now, and it hasn't made it any further?  Shenanigans!

I'm having the same problem! I mailed to RI, FL, KY and CA on the same day. The first three show that they have been delivered and my post office claims that the CA package has just been accepted.

I was so worried I called them earlier today and asked about it. They told me it wouldn't be updated until it was delivered. I didn't ask why all the other ones told me when they were in transit, at a post office, in the mail carrier's back pocket, etc.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on February 01, 2010 02:15:22 PM
I didn't ask why all the other ones told me when they were in transit, at a post office, in the mail carrier's back pocket, etc.

I think usually they just give the answer that it's a "delivery" confirmation, not really a tracking device. It may give you other information or it may not, but the only thing it's supposed to guarantee is that it tells you when it's been delivered.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 01, 2010 03:19:02 PM
I think usually they just give the answer that it's a "delivery" confirmation, not really a tracking device. It may give you other information or it may not, but the only thing it's supposed to guarantee is that it tells you when it's been delivered.

Yeah I would believe USPS when they say that if they actually did track when it was delivered. It has happened to me twice where they didn't confirm it was delivered. I had to have swap partners notify me. Not that I have anything against USPS (I have many friends who work for them), but I wish that when I pay extra for a service I can at least expect to get that service, ya know?  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 01, 2010 04:45:16 PM
Not sappy or silly.  Times like that are so special and when we actually slow down and realize them (instead of taking them for granted) they mean so very much.  I lost my Dad 5 years ago and I would just do anything to sit around and "fiddle" (his word for being crafty or creative) with something with him again.

I'm so sorry about your father. I can't imagine what it's like to lose a parent.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on February 01, 2010 04:50:31 PM
Got my package today  :D but the jar was busted!  :'(  I couldn't take pictures like I normally do, and right now I'm going through and picking glass shards and whimsies out so maybe pictures tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 01, 2010 05:28:11 PM
Got my package today  :D but the jar was busted!  :'(  I couldn't take pictures like I normally do, and right now I'm going through and picking glass shards and whimsies out so maybe pictures tomorrow.

awwww, that's sad!  And that's the very reason I'm rethinking my jar.  And now I'm settled on changing it, lol.  Be careful, don't cut yourself!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 01, 2010 10:39:30 PM
I crafted today, different swap, but I crafted, lol. I am adding more things to Beeker's jar. :) I am on a crafting & decluttering schedule.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 02, 2010 03:10:13 AM
I crafted today, different swap, but I crafted, lol. I am adding more things to Beeker's jar. :) I am on a crafting & decluttering schedule.


I have never been so excited hearing about someone clean  ;D Just keep on organizing, it seems like the more you do the bigger my whimsie pile is getting.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 02, 2010 04:13:51 AM
Got my package today  :D but the jar was busted!  :'(  I couldn't take pictures like I normally do, and right now I'm going through and picking glass shards and whimsies out so maybe pictures tomorrow.



Oh that's so sad! But it sounds like the whimsies survived at least?

I hope that your partner got a before shot!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 02, 2010 05:45:38 AM
Ok I went to the post office to find out how to send to the US, and bought home two boxes, one large one which will scare me or a smaller one my container will never fit in, hmmmmm, is thinking.
Its a bit sad the jar broke, hope all your whimsies survived.
Any one posting pics yet?
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on February 02, 2010 07:39:10 AM
I went on a crafting spree yesterday and worked on this swap and another i am in. I made the CUTEST _______ for lindy321. I just hope it's not too big though or it might be an out of the jar kind of whimsy lol


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on February 02, 2010 09:10:50 AM
Still crafting the container. It is taking me FOREVER...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on February 02, 2010 09:43:09 AM
Yes, the whimsies survived, save for the awesome Mario my partner made on the side of the jar! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 02, 2010 09:51:16 AM
Still in the process of cleaning and organizing my craft supplies.  As I do so, I'm sorting out many goodies for Sapphire.  I got 2 big bundles of lovely beads from dear craftsters at Christmastime, and I'm going to pass along some of these treasures to Sapphire so the joy spreads. 

The dollar store and the thrift shop (if it is open) are on today's agenda.  The last time I was in the thrift shop, I got a whimsie for Sapphire that's so cute it is hard to bring myself to mail it to her! :) 

Given that Sapphire is in FL (my home state, which I miss with a fierce passion), too bad I can't include a snowball or icicle in her whimsies. We certainly have enough of those!  Although, the melt has begun.  We got above freezing today!  WOOHOO!!!  Kids are out from school today AGAIN, though, because the rural farm roads are still dangerously icy and because many of the schools haven't been able to get their parking lots and driveways bulldozed, yet.   ::)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 02, 2010 10:14:56 AM
Still crafting the container. It is taking me FOREVER...

I am so excited!  ;D

I haven't started crafting yet. I know it may sound alarming, but work has been mad for the last few weeks. Things are calming down now though, so I will have plenty of time.  :) I have started collecting whimseys though and will visit a great thrift store this next weekend.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 02, 2010 11:23:27 AM
thankfully, Im almost done crafting for the other swap Im in, so Ill be able to start work on my container this weekend. I think from now on Ill stick to one swap at a time, its a good thing this one has a faaaaar send out date. Im not much at juggleing =)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on February 02, 2010 12:18:35 PM
i just posted pictures of the loot sent from goodmorningstarshine! they're awesome! ;D thank you so much! yours is almost ready to go in the mail!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: frogangel on February 02, 2010 12:41:33 PM
Just checking in, I'm still working on my 'jar' and it's coming out pretty good. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on February 02, 2010 02:00:01 PM
I laid all my whimsies out last night to take stock of what I have and maybe what I should be adding. My husband-- who is a big anti-junk, anti-clutter guy--walked downstairs in the middle of my sorting. I kind of felt like some nutty craft addict sneaking a hit and then to get caught in the act!

He didn't say a word though--so I guess he wasn't too surprised.
 He knows I am mailing this stuff off but the big question is does he know I am getting a box of stuff in return ;D

I checked postage rates last night. I was happy to learn I can mail my partner a 20-pound box for $17, a 30-pound box for $21 and a 50-pound box for $31.

I want to throw a few more whimsies in the box and now I am debating what she'd like best.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on February 02, 2010 02:00:34 PM
Also checking in. Still crafting away!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: koalascout on February 02, 2010 03:23:07 PM
still crafting away hope to be finished soon :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 02, 2010 03:48:12 PM
I laid all my whimsies out last night to take stock of what I have and maybe what I should be adding. My husband-- who is a big anti-junk, anti-clutter guy--walked downstairs in the middle of my sorting. I kind of felt like some nutty craft addict sneaking a hit and then to get caught in the act!


THAT is a FUNNY picture!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 02, 2010 04:00:27 PM
I laid all my whimsies out last night to take stock of what I have and maybe what I should be adding. My husband-- who is a big anti-junk, anti-clutter guy--walked downstairs in the middle of my sorting. I kind of felt like some nutty craft addict sneaking a hit and then to get caught in the act!

He didn't say a word though--so I guess he wasn't too surprised.
 He knows I am mailing this stuff off but the big question is does he know I am getting a box of stuff in return ;D


I tried to make your container so he will never know you received 5 cups of clutter. (Whimsies as we call them)  It turned out as planned and even if he sees it, I think he will be pleased. No one will know it has whimsies in it unless you share or they are just plain old noisy!

I have not finished the crafted whimsies but am planning to finish up this weekend.  Will have to see how much I am lacking when I start packing!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on February 02, 2010 04:54:07 PM
I guess my hubby isn't anti-whimsy after all. He brought home a whimsy from his office for Quaggy this evening.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on February 02, 2010 06:47:17 PM
I sat down for 1/2 hour tonight and sifted through my whimsies to separate them from the broken glass - almost finished!  Pics will probably be in the gallery tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on February 02, 2010 09:38:17 PM
I received today!!!!!!!!! carmenmarie did an awesome job with her stalking and made me the most awesome stuff and sent the most awesome whimsies, (ok saying awesome to much now) I'll be posting pics to the gallery tomorrow as my kids just got home from school and it's crazy time here now.

................maybe I'll throw just one more AWESOME in lol
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on February 03, 2010 12:32:10 AM
Yay, I'm so glad you love everything. 
Can't wait to see what you send me!
X carmen


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on February 03, 2010 02:00:07 AM
I'll be looking for some more whimsies today! I keep finding the odd thing here, the odd thing there, but nothing in great numbers!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 03, 2010 06:01:51 AM
I think I will work on my crafted items today...got a list of several things to pick from for my 3.  I may end up making more than 3, as each of the items I am thinking I will be making I can do multiples of and they would be like sets :)  Yeah, I'm cheating a little bit and thinking of making WAY more than is required!  LOL!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 03, 2010 06:27:42 AM
Hi! Checking in! Had a long talk with my post office guy (the counter guy, not the delivery guy) and he made a lot of valid points about, oh, breakage, regulations, blah, blah, blah...  OK, so we're not supposed to ship liquids, explosives, breakables, live chickens, aerosols, etc, etc. But I'm going to roll the dice with a couple of them anyway. :)
Oh, and I found a new technique I want to try out on the container, so that's underway.
Other than that, the contents and handmades are done. I even picked up my box.
It's a lot of fun to read everyone's comments on their progress, and I can't wait to see the pictures!
Have a great day!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 03, 2010 07:09:28 AM
Hi! Checking in! Had a long talk with my post office guy (the counter guy, not the delivery guy) and he made a lot of valid points about, oh, breakage, regulations, blah, blah, blah...  OK, so we're not supposed to ship liquids, explosives, breakables, live chickens, aerosols, etc, etc. But I'm going to roll the dice with a couple of them anyway. :)

You're going to send exploding live chickens!!  :o WHOA!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 03, 2010 07:14:01 AM
Beeker- Trust me there will be a lot added to the ever growing pile.

DH did something nice for me today. He's helping me with the room. Past couple of years I have had some pretty horrible things happen to me. My crafting room makes me sad because it reminds me of those things. DH packed it all up and moved it out. That included a lot of whimsies. Don't worry Beeker not your whimsies or anything I ever received. I could never part with them. I have 300lbs of Whimsies and it's a bit overwhelming, lol.

Off to declutter and add more whimsies to Beeker's pile. :D!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 03, 2010 07:42:38 AM
Been plugging away on my container and it is turning out GREAT!!!   I am really excited about it and had a brainstorm for some little details to add to it yesterday. 

I am trying to work just a little bit at a time on it.  I suffer from a rare form of "Awww-F-It Disease", (as my hubby calls it  ;D), and have a habit of rushing through a project so I can hurry up and see the end result.  Trying really hard on this project to make sure my "disease" doesn't interfere with my crafting!  So far the results are excellent!

I really want this swap to be a special one for my partner as it is her first swap :)

Found a couple items to add to the whimsie pile, I know eventually I will have to stop as my container will not hold it all!!   ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 03, 2010 09:04:24 AM
"You're going to send exploding live chickens!!  :o WHOA!"

Oh, swell, Beeker. You just spoiled the surprise. Since we already know, I will tell you I was planning on feeding them lots of Martha Stewart (c) Deluxe Glitter before shipping. Now I'll have to think up something else. :(



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on February 03, 2010 10:41:16 AM
"You're going to send exploding live chickens!!  :o WHOA!"

Oh, swell, Beeker. You just spoiled the surprise. Since we already know, I will tell you I was planning on feeding them lots of Martha Stewart (c) Deluxe Glitter before shipping. Now I'll have to think up something else. :(



lol. you made my day. Now I will go to class daydreaming of glitter and feathers exploding everywhere, accompanied by a loud SQWAAAAKBOOOM! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 03, 2010 11:47:18 AM
I have been etsy shopping for whimsies and whimsy supplies. Finally I am really getting started.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 03, 2010 12:50:48 PM
lylacfey - I know what you can do, just keep all your whimsies and pack your DH up in my jar and send him instead. He helps you with crafting and organizing your whimsies. He sounds like he is worth his weight in whimsies.  ;)

AlternaWidget - now I know what to feed my exploding chickens. You may have to go with sequin sharpnal ducks or maybe some seedbeed gosling grenades.... ;D



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on February 03, 2010 03:08:15 PM
I'm still here. I think on Friday since my afternoon class got canceled, I may go whimsie hunting, as I have not had a chance to do so at school. I'm almost done collecting. I still need to craft two more whimsies..


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 03, 2010 03:15:01 PM
I get so excited when I read my partners posts!
I am pretty much set to send, just wqaiting for a free day to craft one more whimsey and reaarange the container to look its best, then bubble wrap it to Death!
To protect it from all the exploding poultry I hear is in the post these days, lol!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 03, 2010 03:49:29 PM
Waiting on a response from Aiki about some ideas on fabric for her 'jar' and then I should be able to cut out and create it and dump whimsies from old jar into the new one.  I have also decided on my crafted items and will be creating them soon as well.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on February 03, 2010 05:18:42 PM
So there I was at the thrift store today with my mom, telling her all about my plans for the "jar" and the conversation went like this

 "Man I could make it so perfect if only I could find something like _______! _______ would be the ideal possible thing to build this ______."

and she said "_______? you mean like the ________ they use for ________s?"

"Yeah, you know, the old fashioned _______s! But I looked online and saw how expensive the ________s were and figured I'd have to find something else that would work."

and then a second later, we rounded the corner into the next aisle and found not one but TWO _______s for $0.99!!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D

The thrift store goddess was smiling down upon us. Now if I can manage to actually build this bad boy....


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 03, 2010 06:34:23 PM
Hi everyone!! Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm going out of town tomorrow and won't be back until Monday. So if you don't hear from me for awhile, that's why.  :)  I'm doing a round of updates and feedback now, and will catch up on everything when I return. Hopefully when I get back the prize container will be here and I'll be able to work on it!  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: meggy_doodle on February 03, 2010 07:13:19 PM
I'm still gathering whimsies for my partner but I'm having some trouble figuring out what to do for the crafted things BUT I do have an idea for the container! I just hope it's big enough!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: akredhead on February 03, 2010 07:22:06 PM
Sent my jar yesterday to my partner!

I had fun making the jar and a few crafty items. Hope they like the whimsies.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 03, 2010 08:18:23 PM
I went container hunting today, but I'm just not loving anything I find (well, expect for the one that was almost $50... not happening)  Hopefully I'll find some time this weekend to get out and find the perfect container.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 04, 2010 01:26:14 AM
Hi! Checking in! Had a long talk with my post office guy (the counter guy, not the delivery guy) and he made a lot of valid points about, oh, breakage, regulations, blah, blah, blah...  OK, so we're not supposed to ship liquids, explosives, breakables, live chickens, aerosols, etc, etc. But I'm going to roll the dice with a couple of them anyway. :)
Oh, and I found a new technique I want to try out on the container, so that's underway.
Other than that, the contents and handmades are done. I even picked up my box.
It's a lot of fun to read everyone's comments on their progress, and I can't wait to see the pictures!
Have a great day!
Hmmmm so the breakable part is my best guess on one of them but what would the other thing be that you are rolling the dice on? Can you not make the live chickens explosive? I want to keep them as pets...That way when I am roaming in my 140acre backyard I can run into something other than Maine wildlife  ;D What if you sent them in aerosol form? Compact and easier on shipping. You could probably get about 24 3/7 chickens per can!

I am really curious on your new technique...actually I am really curious about everything as I have NO idea what you have up your sleeves! It keeps me suspenseful  :)

As for me, I had to take a small break on focusing on this swap as I have 2 swaps due by Friday of next week, and then I am off to MA(where my bf resides) for a much needed Valentines weekend. Also, considering I am working Ssaturday and then have a Superbowl party to go to, I do not really have the weekend to craft for those. So my timeline is a little tight  :-\  Can not wait to have the other 2 swaps done though so I can move onto the things I have been putting off for this. Not fun having ideas you can't put into action!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 04, 2010 02:29:53 AM
Can you not make the live chickens explosive?

Party Pooper! But seriously, I never really said I was making them explosive. That sicko Beeker came up with that! Not me! :)

And you have LOTS of time, so don't stress over this!



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 04, 2010 03:39:34 AM
I went away unexpectedly for a few days and had 6 pages to catch up when I got back!! I found some great stores in Sydney today for whimsies. Sadly I didn't have any cash and couldn't buy any. I'm hoping that i'll find the time to go back in on Saturday!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 04, 2010 03:53:57 AM
Finished my first crafty whimsie now moving on to the others.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 04, 2010 06:45:57 AM
Really hoping my partner likes ________ a whole bunch.  The container is almost finished, only two components to go.    Then will fill and ship...hoping for early next week  ;D  If all goes according to plan


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 04, 2010 07:05:09 AM
No Beeker your not allowed to have my husband. He's all mine. :D!

I want to see exploding Martha Stewart glitter chickens.

I am almost done with the Bath/Spa swap so then I can start whimsy crafting. I am so excited. I have lots of ideas.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 04, 2010 07:52:00 AM
What was to be my final crafted item is finished but now I have thought of something else that I want to make.  I am going to give it a shot this weekend.  I will probably be sending next week when I get paid.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on February 04, 2010 11:31:05 AM
One of my WOW whimsies arrived in the mail today. So excited. I also found a super silly whimsy yesterday--and a few other things.

I feel good about my container situation and my whimsies. Now I just have to finish crafted whimsies.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 04, 2010 11:52:47 AM
*hee hee hee* I am working on a new craft, that may have something to do with our recent poultry conversations... (there isn't an evil smiley)
don't worry, no poultry was injured in the making of my crafts...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 04, 2010 01:03:20 PM
Leaving work in 30 minutes and I am in the mood to look for whimseys.  I have 1 stopped planned on my way home, have my fingers crossed that I will find something!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 04, 2010 03:20:11 PM
Gonna try again to get to the city this weekend since the roads closed last try.  We're looking at a couple of days and nights of rain, sleet, and snow but very little accumulation this time.  Kiddo won't be with me, either, so I'm more likely to risk the trip.  At this point, if I don't get to go to the city (and, therefore, escape from this town), anyone who has to spend time around me next week should get hazard pay. 

I have plans related to this swap and the 100Facts swap for when I'm in the city.  Also while in Memphis, I want to try to find 2 thrift shops in Midtown. 

I've got about 2 cups of whimsies gathered.  The container is designed but sewing it is on hold until I finish the crochet for the Frugal Living swap.  That has to get mailed on Sat., so that's the priority.  Afghans are such freakin time vortices.

The weird thing is that as I try to gather whimsies, I keep, instead, stumbling across tiny things that work for other people in other swaps.  Why do I keep finding frogangel stuff while looking for SapphireMoon stuff?   :D

Sapphire:  In my Jar of Whimsies, please include Tory Belleci.  I didn't get him for either Christmas or my birthday, so you'll need to supply him, please, so he can supply what I need. ;)



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 04, 2010 04:04:35 PM
Uhhhh....let's keep this a PG thread!  LOL!  J/k

I am not any closer to choosing fabric for your 'jar' than I was yesterday...argh...I have a couple ideas about it simmering...one of them will likely boil over first!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on February 04, 2010 11:14:29 PM
Just checking in! ;)  I am still here and crafting away! ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 05, 2010 02:50:25 AM
Nh, you are such a tease! lol
Ok I thought I probably had enough but went to a place yesterday and have an idea for another two crafty items, which may or may not work....................
 ;D
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on February 05, 2010 06:53:47 AM
Hello! Sorry I haven't been able to check in in a while, still haven't got my home computer sorted out...

I finished and sent off the package for the other swap I was in this week, so now I'll be concentrating on crafting for this one :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 05, 2010 11:12:36 AM
Who knew aerosol chickens was already out there... ;D

 they must be what makes that little rattley noise inside...I never knew


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 05, 2010 11:20:49 AM
Beeker, you are my idol!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 05, 2010 12:23:58 PM
AHAHAHA! Yay! Problem solved!  ;D We should start making all swap packages in aerosol form to cut down on the shipping...hmmmmm


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on February 05, 2010 12:37:36 PM
AHAHAHA! Yay! Problem solved!  ;D We should start making all swap packages in aerosol form to cut down on the shipping...hmmmmm

Hehe I can just imagine the conversation at the post office
"Are there any aerosols or other flammables in your parcel?"
"Um...nooo. *cough*aerosol chicken can*cough"
 ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 05, 2010 12:57:44 PM
AHAHAHA! Yay! Problem solved!  ;D We should start making all swap packages in aerosol form to cut down on the shipping...hmmmmm

Hehe I can just imagine the conversation at the post office
"Are there any aerosols or other flammables in your parcel?"
"Um...nooo. *cough*aerosol chicken can*cough"
 ;D


LMAO!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on February 05, 2010 02:00:50 PM
For some reason that makes me think of the pancake batter you can get in a can like whipped cream now.


Anyway. Hit up the dollar store yesterday for some good finds. Think I almost have 5 cups. Still thinking of a container.......


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on February 05, 2010 07:32:07 PM
Anyway. Hit up the dollar store yesterday for some good finds. Think I almost have 5 cups. Still thinking of a container.......
Yay! I love dollar store finds! :)

Things are going really well. I'm having SO much fun with the container! And it's coming along well. I'm pretty much done collecting whimsies, now I just need to start crafting on the whimsies.  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 05, 2010 07:40:30 PM
beeker --- You are my people.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on February 05, 2010 08:05:11 PM
I need to craft one more whimsie and then I think I am ready to send. But because of my hectic schedule and my need to really pack it well, it may not actually go out really really soon.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 05, 2010 08:43:21 PM
I need to craft one more whimsie and then I think I am ready to send. But because of my hectic schedule and my need to really pack it well, it may not actually go out really really soon.

well you are much quicker than I am! after this weekend I will have plenty of time to focus on whimsie crafting for you.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 06, 2010 05:29:08 AM
well one craft item completed and two whimsies added tonight.
I think I will see what I have and start packing to post.
 ;D
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 06, 2010 07:04:54 AM
Beeker- That is just wrong, wrong, wrong! ROFL! Those poor little chickens and they don't even get any Martha Stewart glitter either. Life sucks when your a chicken.

I am starting to craft next week. I am so excited. I have all my ideas planned.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 06, 2010 07:27:14 AM
QUESTION: If the container is 100% hand-made does that count as 1 of the crafted items?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 06, 2010 07:37:36 AM
I would think yes, lol, a whole handcrafted container, wow!
S :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 06, 2010 08:44:57 AM
You're right, lylacfey!  We need aerosolized GLITTERY chickens!  Because glitter makes everything better.

I wonder if glitter chickens would lay glitter eggs.

Anyway, I'm leaving for the city in a few minutes.  I hope to gather things for this swap and 100facts.  I also hope to find an affordable, decent modem so my internet won't suck so bad.  I can't control the phone line problems (when it's very wet for very long in this town, there are problems with reception on the phone lines).  But, I can replace the piece o'crap disposable modem AT&T overcharged me for when I had to use THEIR product to start DSL a couple of years back.  *sigh*  Piece of s*** that overheats after just a few minutes. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on February 06, 2010 10:50:22 AM
LOL I want some of what  y'all are having. I am behind the curve on the glittery chickens LOL


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 06, 2010 11:59:14 AM
I can't post the glittery chickens, it would ruin the surprize for lylacfey. You will just have to wait for them until they make it to the gallery  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 06, 2010 12:36:01 PM
I can't post the glittery chickens, it would ruin the surprize for lylacfey. You will just have to wait for them until they make it to the gallery  ;)

But they're not the exploding variety, right? :)
I'm working on sequined gosling grenades (non-exploding), BTW.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 06, 2010 02:32:24 PM
 the title is How to Make Exploding Chickens: A Tutorial so alas....no actual exploding chickens, just how to make your own.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 06, 2010 04:47:12 PM
Do these chickens poop glitter too??  Just wonderin'


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 06, 2010 05:18:50 PM
I'm almost ready to send! I'm just waiting on one more whimsie to arrive. All my supplies arrived from China, so I was able to get all my crafted whimsies done.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 06, 2010 06:37:20 PM
If you use the glittery chicken poop as fertilizer in your garden, will you grow glittery vegetables?  And, if you eat the glittery vegetables, will you then become glittery?  *prepares to Gibbs Slap anyone who goes fangbanger on this*


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on February 06, 2010 06:51:18 PM
I am almost ready to send as well. I just need to finish up one of the crafted items. I am getting swap anxiety and havent even sent yet!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 06, 2010 08:04:22 PM
went whimsie shopping today at a party supply store, which was so fun BTW. And I even managed to find some cute things! I think Ill be starting on the container tomorrow. woot!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 06, 2010 08:31:13 PM
Got whimsies today in the city.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 07, 2010 02:16:21 AM
I have an idea for a "jar", a completely handmade one.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 07, 2010 07:02:20 AM
I go away for a few days and come back to talk of exploding chickens...  I'm a little confused and don't think I've read far enough back in the thread or I've just missed how this started completely haha.
I've got just under 4 cups of whimsies gathered so far, when I signed up for a large container I thought it would be easy to find loads of little bits and bobs but now I'm struggling  :-\. I'm sure I'll be able to collect my 5 cups on time though, still 23 days until the send out deadline.
I've tried to make a start on my container, but I've still got the problem of not being able to get the whimsies in or out of it because I can't get the top off. It's a wooden container; I don't have access to tools (like a hammer or a saw, which would probably be useful right now), and the only other ideas I've had haven't worked. Would anyone who knows about woodwork (or anyone with any suggestions!) be kind enough to PM me and help me out? I would just post my idea on here as I'm not too sure if my partner actually reads the thread, but I don't want to completely give my idea away before the pictures go into the gallery! I'd be very grateful, as I really like this idea and I'd be sad if I had to switch to something else.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 07, 2010 07:57:58 AM
I am almost ready to send as well. I just need to finish up one of the crafted items. I am getting swap anxiety and havent even sent yet!

Don't be anxious!  I know I will love it all  ;)

I too only have 1 thing left and am really excited to do it but I have to prioritize since I have 2 other swaps due before this one  :P  In fact I need to get off of here and go get craftin'.  I'm on here now because I had to wake up and work this morning and I was just released but am now in lazy-mode, lol.  Good thing crafting is a good thing!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: koalascout on February 07, 2010 08:44:25 AM
i'm still here, getting a lot of crafting done since my laptop is down. having to use mom's computer.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 07, 2010 11:32:59 AM
"Jar" is finished!!  A couple items on it I want to touch up but I am afraid if I mess with it anymore I will ruin it.  Soooooo...I began filling it!!!  I am surprised to find I can even add a couple more items...if they are the right size that is.  AND I crafted my final whimsie today.

Now I just have to package it.  Any tips on sending to Australia??


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on February 07, 2010 01:10:19 PM
ack! so many ppl ready to send. I need to get a move on. This week I plan on dedicating more time to crafting, since I have this and some Valentine crafts to do. But with all the crafting I better not forget about my job interview. Fingers crossed!

Happy crafting!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 07, 2010 02:06:20 PM
"Jar" is finished!!  A couple items on it I want to touch up but I am afraid if I mess with it anymore I will ruin it.  Soooooo...I began filling it!!!  I am surprised to find I can even add a couple more items...if they are the right size that is.  AND I crafted my final whimsie today.

Now I just have to package it.  Any tips on sending to Australia??

Ummm.... no plants! Customs will never let your package through otherwise!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 07, 2010 03:24:35 PM
The only tip I can offer is to pack light!  Shipping to Australia is super expensive from the states, so I would re-think any super heavy whimsies ( got any cast iron miniatures in there?)


I found my container today!!!  It's not big enough so I'll have to use larger whimsies as package "stuffing" and have them outside the container.  I saw this at an antique mall and fell in instant love.  That may be a problem though, I am loving it more every time I look at it.  So, I'm going to keep looking and if I find something even better for queenninjamonkey I'll get it; if not, she gets this one.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 07, 2010 03:58:14 PM
Ran and did some more whimsies shopping this afternoon.  Made it by 2 antique stores before they close and scored some more goodies.  Look to be in good shape, I just need to craft one more thing.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 07, 2010 04:28:44 PM
well, I decided enough was enough, lets get this baby ready to post.
I measured my whimsies and have probably double the amount, but what the hey.
 ;D
I packed the container carefully and then wrapped it in three layers to keep it safe on its way to the USA.
Then it didnt fit in the box!
Trauma!
well, today is hopefully the day I post anyway, if I can get to the post office.
No new tips for sending to Australia, but yes, try and pack light, (fail here lol!),
plenty of bubblewrap, and you will need a customs form.
Oh shivers with excitement!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 07, 2010 06:18:23 PM
I am feeling a bit behind as well  :-\  Had a bit of a crafting block hit me on all my swaps...have almost broken through with picking up some supplies and various items for all swaps and crafting a couple kick-ass bracelets on the loaded charm bracelet swap.  Getting back in the groove can be hard sometimes...

On this swap, I have to pull out or possibly purchase some supplies for the 'jar' and get a move on with it so I can fill it!  It will likely be large enough to hold all the whimsies and the extras inside the box.  EXTRA extras may still end up in a separate box...still feeling that out.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 07, 2010 06:24:07 PM
I spoiled you in the city yesterday!  :)

Dang it.  I sure could do with some leather thimbles.  I despise regular, metal thimbles, but I have to protect my fingers while sewing the __________ on the underside of the _________ which is Sapphire's container.  When it's done being her "jar", I hope she'll actually use it as a ___________ in which case I definitely hope for action shots! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 08, 2010 01:20:19 AM
Ok I have sent!
I had to get a differant (but cute!) box, and a bit more bubble wrap, but it is all wrapped and sent, should take a week they reckon.
OH and by the way, I had to wrap it in a ......, which I didnt make but thought you could use everyday  ;D,
plus at the post office they had a .....that I had to add, plus a ........which is a must have for any package to USA.
I will sort out scanning a postage receipt to show I have sent.
Good luck package!
( and I tried to be vague about contents but satisfy customs at same time, not easy!)
so dont read the customs sticker! cos it will ruin the surprise.
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 08, 2010 01:30:49 AM
I keep increasing my budget for this swap.  :D There are just so many lovely whimsies out there to be collected (so far I have gotten a few from etsy and ebay, just hope they will get here in time).


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on February 08, 2010 04:22:08 AM
I agree. Still working on the "container". It became a pain in the a** but I am beyond the point of no  return...All the whimsies I ordered have finally arrived. Yeah!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 08, 2010 05:13:11 AM
Beeker, I started laughing about glitter chickens. I can't wait to see now. True story when my Mom was a little girl she would make little explosives to bury in her yard. One day one went off and blew up the chickens, ROFL! She's going to love this.

I finished the Bath/Spa swap. I wish it didn't take me so long to do this swap. When we got partners I came down with strep and then an eye infection. I was not going to make beauty products for my partner when I was so ill.

Now, I can concentrate on this swap. I hardly can wait. DH is excited too.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 08, 2010 10:06:22 AM
Ok I have sent!
I had to get a differant (but cute!) box, and a bit more bubble wrap, but it is all wrapped and sent, should take a week they reckon.
OH and by the way, I had to wrap it in a ......, which I didnt make but thought you could use everyday  ;D,
plus at the post office they had a .....that I had to add, plus a ........which is a must have for any package to USA.
I will sort out scanning a postage receipt to show I have sent.
Good luck package!
( and I tried to be vague about contents but satisfy customs at same time, not easy!)
so dont read the customs sticker! cos it will ruin the surprise.
S

oh man!  Now I have to get to the PO!!!  We are supposed to get hit hard tomorrow night with snow so I guess I'd better get a move on!  Want to add a couple of items to the "jar",  and then to package it...hmmmm...maybe I should stop cruising around craftster and get busy  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 08, 2010 02:38:02 PM
I finally have moved back into my bedroom so i can begin crafting again! I'm so close to finishing and i'm just having trouble with those last few things. My aim is to send on Monday. But I just got a job after over a month of unemployment, so we'll have to see how exhausted i am each night :)

I'm actually stressing out about my "jar" breaking, it's an odd size so needs to go in a big box. And I tried to buy bubble wrap yesterday but I couldn't afford it! Mum might be missing a few boxes of tissues/cotton balls if I can't find anything cheaper...  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 08, 2010 03:15:07 PM
If you cant afford bubblewrap, do you have any spare fabric to wrap with?
or an old pillow you can sacrifice?, seems a shame for your jar to be at risk,
regards and good luck!
S
PS its all good NH, I had to send before I kept adding things, postage is a killer!
But am so excited for you to receive, hopefully next Monday , my time, yah!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on February 08, 2010 07:27:05 PM
Still around, still working!  Just checking in!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 08, 2010 07:31:00 PM
Still here!  Still cold!  *splat! snowball!*


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on February 08, 2010 07:37:00 PM
Luckily I can "borrow" all the bubble wrap I want from work.  ;)

This time around I 'm building my container from scratch, and I have decided wire mesh is not my friend.  :D  I finally have a weekend day off (working retail sucks!) so I'm going to to the flea market on Sunday before my big Valentines date. Alas, no love for me, its with one of my girl friends. But we are going to see The Lightning Thief and I'm very excited! Flea market + Dinner + Movie = Perfect day  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 08, 2010 07:37:35 PM
I finally have moved back into my bedroom so i can begin crafting again! I'm so close to finishing and i'm just having trouble with those last few things. My aim is to send on Monday. But I just got a job after over a month of unemployment, so we'll have to see how exhausted i am each night :)

I'm actually stressing out about my "jar" breaking, it's an odd size so needs to go in a big box. And I tried to buy bubble wrap yesterday but I couldn't afford it! Mum might be missing a few boxes of tissues/cotton balls if I can't find anything cheaper...  ;)

Congrats on getting the job! I hope it's a good one.  ;D

Sending on monday? I'm excited! I'm waiting on one more whimsie, then I'm sending your's off. It should be getting here soon. If you're worried about the jar breaking, you could pack the box with a lot of newspaper. My family always does that.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 08, 2010 09:06:38 PM
I finally have moved back into my bedroom so i can begin crafting again! I'm so close to finishing and i'm just having trouble with those last few things. My aim is to send on Monday. But I just got a job after over a month of unemployment, so we'll have to see how exhausted i am each night :)

I'm actually stressing out about my "jar" breaking, it's an odd size so needs to go in a big box. And I tried to buy bubble wrap yesterday but I couldn't afford it! Mum might be missing a few boxes of tissues/cotton balls if I can't find anything cheaper...  ;)

Congrats on getting the job! I hope it's a good one.  ;D

Sending on monday? I'm excited! I'm waiting on one more whimsie, then I'm sending your's off. It should be getting here soon. If you're worried about the jar breaking, you could pack the box with a lot of newspaper. My family always does that.

Newspaper! Why didn't I think of that!

And it won't break like glass or anything. I guess it's more of a break apart... It wouldn't be hard to fix it, but it'd be nice if you didn't have too!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 09, 2010 03:48:17 AM
Newspaper works really well, but don't pack it in too tightly. There has to be a little "give".
I plan to use little pre-packaged bags of ________ as "Improvised Air Pillows", and then my partner can ______ them afterward. :)

Still working on decorating my container, but other than that, I am ready to go.

Have a great day!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on February 09, 2010 07:14:52 AM
i'm sorry i havent been here in awhile, school started and my life went crazy haha, but i will be sending sometime this week, just not positive when i can get down to the post between classes, but it will be soon! promise!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 09, 2010 09:47:18 AM
Packing up to ship right now... can't stop myself from adding to it and now my container won't close!!!!

BUT I found the perfect box to ship in.  UNLESS the PO tells me it will cost as much to ship it as a flat rate box.  If that happens I will take the flat rate box home and stuff it full of goodness!  so there!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 09, 2010 12:49:50 PM
I should be sending on Thursday.  I tried to make another extra but it didn't quite work out.  I think I may give it another go tonight.  If it still doesn't work I have one more thing I can try to whip up. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 09, 2010 01:45:40 PM
Sigh. Well guys, the great DC snowstorms have stranded me in Vegas. I was suposed to get home Sunday. I am now scheduled for Thursday. I've only got sporadic Internet on my phone, so I won't be updating the send/receive list until I get home. Crossing my fingers that happens on Thursday!! Sorry for the delay and thanks for your patience!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 09, 2010 04:01:29 PM
excitement! ;D
, I was trying to work out how far your package has got, NH, would it have arrived in America yet ?etc, your post was great to read,  :D
ok off to work toodles!
regards
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 09, 2010 07:09:12 PM
I was hoping to finish this weekend.  Just had achange of plans.  I found gigglygirl a ___________ at goodwill.  I was just going to send it as is and then had a brainstorm.  I searched several sites and found something to add to it as a decoration so ordered it from ebay.  Now to wait till it arrives , then craft it and attatch it to the goodwill item.  May just have time to craft a few extra whimsies while I wait on snail mail.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on February 09, 2010 08:00:33 PM
I have a package all taped up and ready to go to Murbeck! FYI when it does get to you, do not be alarmed by the box :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 09, 2010 09:24:40 PM
I have a package all taped up and ready to go to Murbeck! FYI when it does get to you, do not be alarmed by the box :)

I can't even imagine what kind of box you are sending!! What would scare someone...?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on February 09, 2010 09:33:55 PM
haha I think it is more random...less scary :) But it was literally the perfect size so I had to use it. I should be shipping off Thursday or Friday and I am so excited to see how my partners likes everything


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on February 09, 2010 10:13:14 PM
I've put aside my plans for my container for a bit. Concentrating on finishing some other swaps and doing some crafting for my family (what an idea!). I have all my whimsies gathered, one whimsie crafted, and the idea and supplies for my container. Glad we still have lots of time. Can't believe people have sent already!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 10, 2010 04:12:28 AM
roads were too icky yesterday to hit the PO but I did tape up my box...maybe the snowplows will do their magic today and I can get to the PO


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 10, 2010 06:20:36 AM
I will be crafting up the container today and hopefully the crafted whimsies as well and loading up to ship!  I have been so blocked, creatively not digestively, so it's been tough to get motivated   :P  Though, I'm sure if I was blocked gastrointestinally I would not be motivated either!  LOL!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 10, 2010 06:23:09 AM
Awww, sweetie, don't worry about it.  You've still got lots of time if you need it.  Besides, you know for me that when in doubt, helicopters and sharks!  :D

(You could always just give me Tory Belleci.  He's more than 5 cups.  See, easy peasy.)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 10, 2010 06:38:11 AM
Oh, I'm not having trouble now figuring out what to do...it's the ACTUAL doing it that I'm stumbling over  ;D  I think you will *heart* what I have in mind if all the pieces turn out well.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 10, 2010 01:50:50 PM
"Jar" is finished!  :D Still have some whimsies to make (and collect) though.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 10, 2010 01:59:12 PM
Just remember to make sure Tory has enough water, food, and air and a travel potty for his journey to Arkansas. ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 10, 2010 03:51:11 PM
haha I think it is more random...less scary :) But it was literally the perfect size so I had to use it. I should be shipping off Thursday or Friday and I am so excited to see how my partners likes everything

LOL!!!  Can't wait to see this box!   :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on February 10, 2010 04:41:31 PM
Almost done collecting and crafting, I'm hoping to send early next week! Half my weekend will be kid free, so a great time to finish up everything. ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on February 10, 2010 05:16:32 PM
: ) I'm still here and still crafting. I have my whimsies gathered, but I keep adding more. I have some of my crafted whimsies done, but have a couple more to do. I know what my container will be, but I have to find a very particular thing at a thrift store to finish it...I'm searching.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 10, 2010 05:27:55 PM
sent sent sent!!!  It feels good to be done but now what do I do with my crafty time??  I feel a little lost.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 10, 2010 05:35:51 PM
sent sent sent!!!  It feels good to be done but now what do I do with my crafty time??  I feel a little lost.

join another swap!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 10, 2010 05:45:23 PM
maybe.. :D
Just finished two other swaps as well...think I will wait a little bit...at least a day or two!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 10, 2010 05:47:36 PM
OOohhh, I do so lurv me some American Science and Surplus.   :D

http://www.sciplus.com/


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 10, 2010 05:54:13 PM
Too funny!!!  I wanna meet the guy who wrote the product descriptions!  I could waste most of the day reading these! 

thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on February 10, 2010 06:32:39 PM
Almost done collecting and crafting, I'm hoping to send early next week! Half my weekend will be kid free, so a great time to finish up everything. ;D

Yay for me, I can't wait  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 11, 2010 07:44:08 AM
I finished my last crafted item last night.  I will be boxing everything up tonight and the postman will be picking it up tomorrow! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 11, 2010 09:42:38 AM
another snow day...but not much time for crafty goodness, little boys everywhere, stuck in the house most of the time. woodburning and little boys doesn't go well... :P

I am having a rough day. My youngest needs glasses, 20 months old. Not a big crisis, compared to other things that could be wrong, but it is bumming me out.   :'( Part of it is vanity on my part, the only glasses they have for him at the eye doctor are powder blue or white little rubbery circles. They look like those plastic bendy bracelets I wore when I was a kid. I want some choices. I can't fix his eyes, I at least want a cute pair of glasses for him.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 11, 2010 10:14:49 AM
Awwww... poor little guy and mom. I can relate. My middle guy needed glasses at any early age, and it was a bummer. I had a choice of brown or black frames for him, at least.
If it were my choice on frames, knowing what I know now, I would chose the white rubbery circles and Sharpie them another color. Sort of a hip Harry Potter look. :)
Good luck with that.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 11, 2010 10:19:47 AM
Awww...poor little guy.  But what a difference it will make when he can see better!!!  I had glasses very young and even less choice back then...plus they were so HEAVY!!!  I like the idea of coloring the white ones :)  Hang in there...if that is the worst to happen then you've got it pretty good right?? ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 11, 2010 11:29:31 AM
Beeker-

could you maybe get a plain framed pair and paint them a better color? all you need to do is mask the lenses with some painters tape.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 11, 2010 11:56:50 AM
I'm not sure how young I was when my vision started getting bad but I had my first exam when I was in 5th grade and went straight into glasses.  Now, I'm am SUPER excited to announce- I'M GETTING LASIK ON THE 23RD!!!!!!!!!!!  Woo-hooooo! 

Sorry though that you are going through this, I can imagine that it's rough when anything is not perfect with your wee ones  :-\  I hope the transision to glasses is smooth!  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 11, 2010 12:16:57 PM
thank you all for letting me tell you about my little guy...
craftster...it's cheaper than therapy  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on February 11, 2010 12:59:24 PM
Beeker - it may be more expensive, but the eye doctor I go to (I forget the word for them) has you pick a frame and then they insert the lenses into them. So would it be possible that if you found a pair of sunglasses or something that was cute that they could put lenses inside of those?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on February 11, 2010 01:49:29 PM
The reception at an optometrists told me that once too.  She bought some sunglasses from the department store and had her prescription lenses put into them


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 11, 2010 01:54:59 PM
beeker:  Here are extra hugs for your rough day.


I am having catastrophic home computer problems and am offline indefinitely.  I'm sending this from the library.  I will be online from friends' houses and library every day or 2 for a few minutes, but assume extremely unsteady communication and near posting invisibility from me for an unknown length of time.  Please be PATIENT if you PM or email.  I will PM DC#'s as I send on swaps, but there may be a day or 2's lag between sending and posting, esp. if the library closes due to winter weather.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 11, 2010 02:10:03 PM
Beeker, I know you must feel anxious about your baby going into glasses.  When my daughter went into them at age 5, I second-guessed the doctor so badly.  I worried that her eyes were fine and they were going to ruin them by wrongly putting her into glasses.  That was a silly worry, and at 21 she wears those glasses 24/7 except for showers and sleep.

I've seen the rubbery white circle ones and they are pretty cute on a kid.  Regular glasses, and even kiddie sunglasses will be so hard to deal with.  Even at 5 , my Whitney broke a pair about once a month, and the bendy ones won't break so he can play freely without you having to yell for him to be careful of the glasses.  I do know a family that custom ordered silver bendy ones from some company for their baby ( 19 months) but I think they paid over $500 for the frames alone. 

Bottom line:  your little guy is without a doubt, a doll... right?  The glasses won't change that .  Good luck


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 11, 2010 02:47:19 PM
thank you again for the kind words...sometimes you just need to vent a bit. Yes, my David is an absolute doll with a smile that just warms your heart. I'm ok now, I need to go find some incindiary (sp?) chickens to keep my mind off of it.  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 11, 2010 03:41:45 PM
LOL!  Oh the chickens!  :D

Take care with that crummy weather, Aiki, and hope you get back on track with your internet soon.  I have had no luck finding a DSL modem from anyone around here to send to you...everyone I know has cable internet and long ago threw away their DSL modem, myself included.

On a crafty note, I had hoped to cut out and create the 'jar' today when I got off work, but had to run some unexpected errands so I got home late and am pooped.  I'm going out for my bday tomorrow as I will be out of town on Sat (leaving work early to drive to Tampa for shopping) and Sun (my bday! then going to the ren faire in Tampa then driving home) so I won't get to craft tomorrow either as I will be meeting up with a friend for a short time when he blows through town again.  Crumbs...things just keep causing me to put off my crafting!  I have only been able to get jewelry stuff done at work, everything else requires my sewing machine...and I can't get away with bringing that to work and using it!  LOL!  If I could I WOULD, believe me!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 11, 2010 04:10:28 PM
OK, on for a few minutes.  Looks like the cosmos has cut me some slack, and the problems are fixable.  Nothing's fried.  But, a power outage and brown-bright-brown-bright confused the *#)&$)(@$& out of my modem and how my computer talks with my modem.  Wiped out some stuff.  Fixable.  Just have to get my blood pressure down and patience up.   ;) 

Hopefully back to normal after putting in some time on it tonight.

Thanks for the good thoughts.  Those of y'all who know me know how much I hate where I am and how dependent I am on the internet for contact with the outside world.  For me, internet access is, literally, a mental health tool.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 11, 2010 04:15:49 PM
is so excited waiting for NH to receive, and knowing she has sent!
shivers with ......anticipation, lol!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 11, 2010 08:27:17 PM
Aww, beaker, I'm sorry to hear about your little one. I hope you can find some cute glasses for him. :3

I didn't realize that it's been a while since I posted. I've been snowed in here and just... sort of forgot about posting. When I went home last weekend, I finished up my crafted whimsies. There's still one whimsie I'm waiting on and then when it arrives, it's send time! I'm scared of the shipping prices. Luckily, I'm getting paid this week. .__.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 11, 2010 10:16:27 PM
There's still one whimsie I'm waiting on and then when it arrives, it's send time! I'm scared of the shipping prices. Luckily, I'm getting paid this week. .__.

I'm terrified. I'm still unemployed!

I think i'd move back to the US just to make swapping more affordable. I could even somehow survive on Hershey instead of Cadbury chocolate, if it meant cheap postage!



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 11, 2010 10:19:32 PM
There's still one whimsie I'm waiting on and then when it arrives, it's send time! I'm scared of the shipping prices. Luckily, I'm getting paid this week. .__.

I'm terrified. I'm still unemployed!

I think i'd move back to the US just to make swapping more affordable. I could even somehow survive on Hershey instead of Cadbury chocolate, if it meant cheap postage!



I thought you posted saying you've got a job a while ago. Has that not started yet? I hope I'm not thinking of someone else. Sorry, if I am!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 11, 2010 10:24:59 PM
There's still one whimsie I'm waiting on and then when it arrives, it's send time! I'm scared of the shipping prices. Luckily, I'm getting paid this week. .__.

I'm terrified. I'm still unemployed!

I think i'd move back to the US just to make swapping more affordable. I could even somehow survive on Hershey instead of Cadbury chocolate, if it meant cheap postage!



I thought you posted saying you've got a job a while ago. Has that not started yet? I hope I'm not thinking of someone else. Sorry, if I am!

It probably was me - but i'm just helping my auntie in her office. At the time I was over the moon to be leaving the house, but really it's not a real job.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on February 12, 2010 02:41:44 AM
I am seeing a light at the end of the crafting tunnel!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 12, 2010 04:59:41 AM
I was pleasantly surprised at my shipping fees...which is good as I am unemployed also!  Was worried about that!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 12, 2010 06:23:51 AM
NH, Im glad to hear that your postage wasnt too terrible.  ;D
I must admit, I was a bit shocked :o but figured what the hey, ;D next time think about weight! :D
I am kicking my self for not including a note, and please get someone to rip the customs sticker off, I am fretting about that a teensy bit.
You will soon see that some things in your "jar" are for your munchkins, I guessed that you would divide as appropriate, there is one smaller "jar" that is for your DD, and one random "whimsey?" donated by my partner for your eldest son. I added a ............that you will see straight away, meant for your youngest.
I really hope you enjoy everything, collecting was a blast!
I too felt a bit odd after posting but have started a small quilt. :)
Anyway, stalking to see what everyone else is writing and posting progress,
Take care all, sends lots of warm weather from Auss,
regards :D
 S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 12, 2010 07:10:50 AM
I get away with listing NCV  ( no cash value) in the "value" space and under the "item" space write, "handcrafted items".  So far its worked fine for me.  If the package is too heavy and I'm afraid that won't fly, then I also list a couple of heavier things like candy or "small toys".  Or if the thing I made is made of fabric, instead of saying purse I'll say just fabric.  I don't want to cause anyone trouble with their packages, but I've been in about two dozen swaps and quite a few were overseas ( and I do a personal overseas swap once every couple of months) and it's never been a problem...yet.

On a crafting note, I hope to finish my 100 facts about me swap today and get busy on my container for this swap later this evening!  Keep your fingers crossed for me that my container works because I'm in love with the idea of it.  My poor whimsies are sitting there waiting for a home.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 12, 2010 07:16:21 AM
Thats very helpful, thanks!
This was my first ever swap, but wont be my last. ;D
good luck with your container!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 12, 2010 08:13:32 AM
I'm all a hodge podge on my whimsies, I have several small crafted things done, a couple half finished and a couple of bags with whimsies in them. I need to organize!!! Then I can see what I need to do to get this baby sent on out.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 12, 2010 09:47:36 AM
Beeker - it may be more expensive, but the eye doctor I go to (I forget the word for them) has you pick a frame and then they insert the lenses into them. So would it be possible that if you found a pair of sunglasses or something that was cute that they could put lenses inside of those?

They do that a lot of places here too. The lenses have to be shaped to fit the frames, so (within reason) any frame should be fine. I'd check before you buy them though, because it might be that the way the lenses are designed means that they can't be cut too small or to certain shapes. There are lots of sites on the internet for frames, not sure what they're like for young children's ones but it's definitely worth having a look round because there's lots of choice out there! And frames on the internet are usually cheaper too  ;). Can't remember if anyone else mentioned it but you can get metal frames that are designed to be flexible and bendy at the stress points (such as the bridge over the nose and the hinges), so they'd be good to look at if you're worried your son will break the frames :).


On a crafty note, hopefully my 'jar' will be finished this weekend, woo hoo! My boyfriend is bringing me some tools and he's going to help me work out which bits to put where and how to attach everything, so fingers crossed it goes to plan and still looks as cute as I'm imagining! Still working on my crafted whimsies, but I picked up some more supplies today and I've set me free time next week aside for some serious crafting. It feels like we've had forever for this swap, but now the send out deadline is approaching I'm realising I've still got lots more to do, aahhh. No worries though, I'm confident I'll get it all done and be ready to send out on time  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 12, 2010 12:50:55 PM
I my box was set to be picked up by the postman today. 

Last night was crazy for me, my 5 year old son is going to TX with his nana for TWO WEEKS! (I am freaking out) and I had to get him all packed then I was making sure that everything made it into the box and I forgot to put a card in there!  So MadGypsy I hope you can tell which whimsies I made.  I also just realized that I made something that you may not be able to use, if so sorry!  Hopefully if you can't it can be passed on to someone who can.  I don't know why I am so scatterbrained lately  ???



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 12, 2010 01:24:52 PM
I my box was set to be picked up by the postman today. 

Last night was crazy for me, my 5 year old son is going to TX with his nana for TWO WEEKS! (I am freaking out) and I had to get him all packed then I was making sure that everything made it into the box and I forgot to put a card in there!  So MadGypsy I hope you can tell which whimsies I made.  I also just realized that I made something that you may not be able to use, if so sorry!  Hopefully if you can't it can be passed on to someone who can.  I don't know why I am so scatterbrained lately  ???



I understand that your nervous about your little guy going away for that long, but don't be so nervous that you forget to enjoy the break.  It doesn't matter how much you love him, he is five and that means a lot of work.  Enjoy the time apart and try not to feel the least bit guilty about enjoying it.  And yes, I have every right to give this advice.  I'm the mom of three grown kids and I failed at this.  Every time I got a break, I spent it either worrying about them, doing something for them to surprise them when they got back, or talking about them 24/7 til the people around me were ready to puke.  It's very healthy for him to miss Mom every once in a while(it will make him appreciate you all the more).


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: koalascout on February 12, 2010 03:45:02 PM
i received today from littlegreendragonfly. will post pics when i can get decent ones. we received snow here in georgia this afternoon.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 12, 2010 03:59:38 PM
i received today from littlegreendragonfly. will post pics when i can get decent ones. we received snow here in georgia this afternoon.



And it's real snow, not the icy mess we usually get!  I'm about 30 minutes north of Atlanta and we haven't had a pretty, fluffy snow like this since the mid-90's!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 12, 2010 04:12:04 PM
Hi, just a quick thought regarding your little bloke and his glasses, my nephew has glasses and broke/lost/threw away ( like his shoes) so many pairs when he was little, that I would go with the cheapest option, he really didnt care what they looked like till he was at school.
And then to be honest, he was much more concerned about a small brown dot on the end of his nose.
I'd play down the whole glasses thing, get him the white rubbery ones, attack them with a marker pen and have fun, you sound like a wonderful caring mother, and thats the thing he needs most in the world, lucky little fella!
regards
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on February 12, 2010 04:47:54 PM
Tons of snow here! :o  Perfect weather for staying inside and crafting! ;) 
I better get busy!!  We are running out of time!! :o


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 12, 2010 06:42:08 PM
It probably was me - but i'm just helping my auntie in her office. At the time I was over the moon to be leaving the house, but really it's not a real job.

Congrats on a job in your aunt's office. It's some sort of job, at least! I'll be optimistic and happy about it for you~ :3


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on February 12, 2010 07:01:45 PM
I'm still crafting along. My container is coming along really well. I love how it's turning out! I'll be sad to see it go.  ;) I'm completely done with one of the crafted whimsies and I need to finish the other ones.

We didn't have much snow this winter yet in Québec. It's pretty weird. We have some but so little for Febuary. Not that I'm complaining, it's just strange.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 13, 2010 05:18:25 AM
i received today from littlegreendragonfly. will post pics when i can get decent ones. we received snow here in georgia this afternoon.



Hooray!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 13, 2010 04:08:00 PM
Hello everyone!!

I am finally home!! My 4-day getaway turned into an 8-day stay thanks to the 2 DC-area blizzards. Then I almost got stuck in Dallas on the way home because it was snowing there too! (?!?!) But I'm back now and going through my PMs so I can get the send/receive list updated. Bear with me, and I should have it taken care of in a few hours.

While I was gone the prize container was delivered!! So tomorrow I am going to start decorating it and putting in the whimsies. I'll be posting pics very soon!

Lots of people sent while I was gone- can't wait to check out the gallery! And just a reminder, we've got a little over 2 weeks left before the send date.

Glad to be back, and happy to see everyone is enjoying the crafting and whimsie collecting.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on February 13, 2010 04:29:47 PM
I wanted to ship today but didnt make it to the post office in time after a trip to the dog park :) Will for sure be this week though!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 14, 2010 06:31:47 AM
Was hoping my last item I need to craft would have come in the mail yesterday but no. I did combine several crafts that I do into something else for my partner.  It is in the drying stage right now. I think I want to keep it for me!

I guess that means I need to make another one.  I know that she will like it and may be inspired to make some herself.  A great way to use vintage whimsies and other little bits of forgotten treasures.

Now to start filling my container, I think most of the whimsies will fit into it. Waiting on snail mail to complete the last item and I will be ready to mail. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 14, 2010 02:22:49 PM
So close to finishing... but i didn't craft nearly as much as i'd planned this weekend. So sorry AutoJ - i'm not sending today!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 14, 2010 03:03:10 PM
had a crazy dream last night where I forgot to add part of my whimsies to my container!!!  Luckily it won't be coming true.  Phew!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on February 14, 2010 08:06:56 PM
I'm so close to sending--one more crafted item. I just need to get it done!



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 14, 2010 09:47:37 PM
Beeker- I am sorry about your lil' one needing glasses. It's hard but he's going to be adorably cute and tell him girls love guys who wear glasses. Then he will say Yuck! I have been the Mommy with a legally blind son so I know what your going through. Mine has bi-focals so you can imagine what those look like. I got him Harry Potter glasses and they were a huge expense but his confidence went up incredibly. I am sending you hugs and he gets bigger hugs.

I took a crafting break for a few days. Now I feel terribly guilty about doing that. I like to send early. Don't worry Beeker I am sending early! :) My rat died. DH & I were terribly attached to him and so we took it pretty hard. He was almost four years old which is ancient in rat years. He died peacefully in his sleep. I barely can go in my craft room any more.

Then a friend lied about me. I haven't seen her in awhile and she contacted me on FB and came to visit. I never want to see her again. Then somebody else in our life attacked me, my husband, and his other friends because he's going through something that has nothing to do with us. We don't even really like this person. DH said next time he's calling the cops and having this person arrested. This came after this said person had the audacity to apologize the next day. It was a hard week and I am glad for Monday. I am crafting till my fingers bleed starting tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 15, 2010 01:30:50 AM
Jakers Lycafey that was a hard few days - I hope your luck turns around and that things improve.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on February 15, 2010 02:44:19 AM
Today is Carnival in Germany! It is -2°C/28 F and I will freeze to death while wearing my crappy, awry butterfly wings and watching the procession. I don't care. I love carnival!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 15, 2010 02:51:47 AM
Had such a good night! I lined everything up to see what else i had to do and realised that i had finished!! now i just need to make time to visit the post office!! I could go on Wednesday after the dentist but he's going to make my mouth numb when he fixes my teeth... i don't want to drool all over the PO lady!! so we'll see...

Today is Carnival in Germany! It is -2°C/28 F and I will freeze to death while wearing my crappy, awry butterfly wings and watching the procession. I don't care. I love carnival!

I've always wanted to go!! Have fun!


lylacfey - i'm sorry that so many bad things happened last week! here's hoping that this week is much better! and always remember your friends on Craftster love you!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 15, 2010 01:17:48 PM
I just realised the send-out deadline is the 1st of March, not the 3rd of March which has been stuck in my head for some reason. D'oh  ::)
Looks like I'm going to have to change my container idea :(. Thank you ScrappySue and quaggy for your help with my problem. I eventually got into my proposed container... only to find that the wood was thicker than I thought and I could barely fit 2 cups of whimsies in, let alone all 5! I've found a possible alternative container, but my local store that sells it is out of stock. I'm going somewhere I haven't been before on Wednesday, so I'll have a look there and hope I find something, otherwise that idea is sadly going to have to be given up and I'll have to think of something else.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 15, 2010 01:46:48 PM
I just realised the send-out deadline is the 1st of March, not the 3rd of March which has been stuck in my head for some reason. D'oh  ::)
Looks like I'm going to have to change my container idea :(. Thank you ScrappySue and quaggy for your help with my problem. I eventually got into my proposed container... only to find that the wood was thicker than I thought and I could barely fit 2 cups of whimsies in, let alone all 5! I've found a possible alternative container, but my local store that sells it is out of stock. I'm going somewhere I haven't been before on Wednesday, so I'll have a look there and hope I find something, otherwise that idea is sadly going to have to be given up and I'll have to think of something else.

Oh I hope that it works for you out!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 15, 2010 02:35:54 PM
Izzybee, I hate that the container ended up to small.  You could maybe do a grouping of containers and still use it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on February 15, 2010 07:04:58 PM
I may have to redo my container because it's turning out huge and kinda misshapen. I'm going to try something new this weekend, I took 3 days off for my Birthday (early). Hopefully the 2nd attempt will be better!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on February 15, 2010 07:17:41 PM
I finally got the last few materials needed to start  my container. The base of it is built and now I am working on the fun part :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mandamouse123 on February 15, 2010 07:47:46 PM
I was pretty much ready to send out!  My box that I'm sending out was all filled, I made a card-like thing, and it was sitting open, waiting for a _____ toy from my gram and a quick ____ toy from me.  And then it snowed.  And snowed.  And snowed.  I had off two days last week from work!  So while I was bored and stuck at home, I decided to clean my room.  My room is part bedroom, part craft room, part apartment because I moved back home after graduating from college.  Needless to say, I found lots of things to add to the box.  But I might need a bigger box now :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 16, 2010 12:47:15 AM
I just hope I will get the stuff I ordered from etsy and ebay on time.  :-\ Some of it is craft supplies that I am going to make stuff from.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 16, 2010 05:35:20 AM
Still here.  I went to one of the largest antique marts in ... maybe the country?.... this weekend and was so disappointed.  I found tons of whimsies, but the prices were just way out of my range.  If I had found something that screamed my partners name, I would have sprung for at least one thing, but I didn't.   I did find something for another swap that was reasonably priced ( and the vendor tried the old switcharoo on me and claimed I gave him a smaller bill than I did).  All in all, big disappointment.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 16, 2010 06:51:27 AM
Ok, I really hoped Nh would have her parcel by now, the waiting is killing me.............................
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 16, 2010 06:58:18 AM
My uncle is here for the next couple days, and we are all spending the day together, so no crafting for me today  :-\  I hope to get something accomplished tomorrow, crossing my fingers!  I wanted to do some prep work on the 'jar' before I went out, but I only have like an hour before I need to meet them and I MUST clean the house up if he may be stopping by to see it!  Damn it...something always gets in the way of crafting, but family is well worth the distraction :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 16, 2010 07:56:51 AM
Ok, I really hoped Nh would have her parcel by now, the waiting is killing me.............................
S

Me too!!
Yesterday was no mail due to the holiday (President's Day).  But I didn't realize it until the afternoon.  I had already spent a lot of time listening for the mailman!!!  Even if it isn't a swap item getting the mail has become such a high point in my day!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 16, 2010 08:03:37 AM
I am hoping that MadGypsy receives today.  I also hope she likes what I sent, I am really starting to second guess myself in sending, I feel like I had more time that I should have used.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 16, 2010 08:24:20 AM
The ongoing saga of my container continues...
I finally bought one and it opens and is big enough to fit all the whimsies in, yay! So I loaded it with stuff, picked it up to move it... and realised it's pretty heavy. I weighed it and it's 1.5kg or there abouts, so it's going to cost me around £10 for postage. Ouch. And that's by surface mail, not airmail, so could take up to 6 weeks to arrive  :-\. Hopefully all this will be worth it and my partner will love it!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 16, 2010 08:26:10 AM
help, I am buried under snow, snow, and more snow... I'm trapped in my own house being help hostage by snow and my 3 children.... ahhhhh!!!!!  :-\ I used to like snow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 16, 2010 09:17:35 AM
Gamemom that would have been a big disappointment for me too.  I have found several good whimsies at my local antique stores and 1 super wow meant especially for my partner.

Izzybee, I am glad you did not give up on your container idea. I hope it all works out for you.  The saga continues!!!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 16, 2010 11:32:51 AM
Im still waiting on an order of awesome little dealies, I was expecting them yesterday, also forgetting it was a holiday. so probably today. yay!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on February 16, 2010 03:50:31 PM
I was pretty much ready to send out!  My box that I'm sending out was all filled, I made a card-like thing, and it was sitting open, waiting for a _____ toy from my gram and a quick ____ toy from me.  And then it snowed.  And snowed.  And snowed.  I had off two days last week from work!  So while I was bored and stuck at home, I decided to clean my room.  My room is part bedroom, part craft room, part apartment because I moved back home after graduating from college.  Needless to say, I found lots of things to add to the box.  But I might need a bigger box now :)

lol... I know what you mean mandamouse...I keep adding things too...I'm already going to have extras from my container, but I am so excited about it all. I'm going to send by Friday at the latest.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on February 16, 2010 05:24:24 PM
I am hoping that MadGypsy receives today.  I also hope she likes what I sent, I am really starting to second guess myself in sending, I feel like I had more time that I should have used.

You dont have to hope!  :D I received this morning and I LOVE it. Pictures coming soon but omg I was so surprised how much stuff you fit in that box!!!!  :o :o THANKS!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 16, 2010 06:00:21 PM
I am hoping that MadGypsy receives today.  I also hope she likes what I sent, I am really starting to second guess myself in sending, I feel like I had more time that I should have used.

You dont have to hope!  :D I received this morning and I LOVE it. Pictures coming soon but omg I was so surprised how much stuff you fit in that box!!!!  :o :o THANKS!

yay! new pictures!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 16, 2010 07:13:31 PM
Oh WOW! I had been forgetting to check the gallery until tonight, and all I can say is WOW! You guys are awesomely original and talented! Setting the bar very high, indeed!
I just finally got my container done to my liking (after 3 attempts) and I have a final project on the hook. Hope I measure up!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 16, 2010 07:36:14 PM
I am almost done with my "jar". It is so cute! It's not as big as I expected. Due to the fragility of some of the whimsies I am sending I was never planning to fill my "jar" with all the whimsies.

Aiki- I am kind of stealing your idea on how to package my whimsies.

The weather- I know  I am panicking about it too. Y'all know I storm chase and we are still in the path for more severe weather. This does not forbade well for the East coast either. Hopefully La Nina will have a bit of calming path that is predicted. Crossing fingers here.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 16, 2010 07:49:13 PM
finally got the whimsies i ordered, filled up my container, and made a small! now i just need to do decorate my container and two whimsies to craft.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 16, 2010 08:01:41 PM
I didn't get to send today, so i've started on one more crafted whimsy. Not sure if it's going to work or not. It's something i've never done before.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on February 17, 2010 03:47:19 AM
two projects to go....


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 17, 2010 05:59:54 AM
I am hoping that MadGypsy receives today.  I also hope she likes what I sent, I am really starting to second guess myself in sending, I feel like I had more time that I should have used.

You dont have to hope!  :D I received this morning and I LOVE it. Pictures coming soon but omg I was so surprised how much stuff you fit in that box!!!!  :o :o THANKS!

YAY!!!!! I am glad it got there and that you liked it!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 17, 2010 04:25:21 PM
I got my kit in snail mail Tuesday started and finished it about an hour ago.  I attached it to the item I scored at goodwill and now just need to take pictures and stuff my container.  I took off work tomorrow to take my mom to the doctor so I hope to also make a trip to the post office and mail my partners package.  I kinda hate to see it go, it has become apart of my decor, bits here bits there, tee hee!  I hope I don't forget anything when I start packing.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 17, 2010 04:49:20 PM
I'm all ready to send! Now I just need to get to a post office somehow. Didn't make it there yesterday.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 17, 2010 07:19:51 PM
This Saturday is devoted to finishing this swap up so I hope to mail on Monday.  I'm still going back and forth between two containers, so I've decided to make both and see which one I like best.  I'm also doing a small jar of whimsies for queenninjamonkeys son but I know exactly what I'm doing for that one and have it over 1/2 finished.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on February 17, 2010 09:27:18 PM
Saturday is my finish day.  AB. SO. LUTE. LY.  17 credit hours of school... takes up a lot of time. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 18, 2010 04:13:22 AM
I finished my "jar" this evening. I have two more crafting items to go. Starting the next one today.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 18, 2010 04:58:25 AM
I think I am done with one item...I just have to decide if it needs paint or not. I kind of like it without, but it may be too plain. I could send it and then let lylacfey decide if she wants to paint it or not...hmmmm...things to think about


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 18, 2010 07:03:24 AM
I called in sick to work today...woke up with some stunning digestive pyrotechnics and decided I would not want to suffer through 8hr of work that way...come to find out the reason for my queasin' was Aunt Flo visiting me about a week too soon!  Argh...well, at least I will have a good craft day today as after sleeping it off for about another 3hr I feel a helluva lot better  ;D  YAY!  Free day from work!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 18, 2010 07:21:05 AM
stunning digestive pyrotechnics

Sorry to hear about that.  However that is the best phrase for it I have heard in a long time!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 18, 2010 07:31:44 AM
I can't take credit for it...came from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.  One of my fave movies still, even though it's a teen-y type of movie :)  I love the soundtrack from it...gotta buy it again as my ex- from back in the day when that movie came out stole it from me...douchebag... >:(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 18, 2010 09:13:26 AM
I can't take credit for it...came from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.  One of my fave movies still, even though it's a teen-y type of movie :)  I love the soundtrack from it...gotta buy it again as my ex- from back in the day when that movie came out stole it from me...douchebag... >:(

I loved that movie!! I still like teen-y type movies and I am almost 30!  One of my favorite soundtracks was from Can't Hardly Wait.

Okay back on track to whimsies, even thought I have sent I am still finding and seeing whimsies everywhere!  I guess it's time to start collecting for the next round!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 18, 2010 09:48:45 AM
I can't take credit for it...came from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.  One of my fave movies still, even though it's a teen-y type of movie :)  I love the soundtrack from it...gotta buy it again as my ex- from back in the day when that movie came out stole it from me...douchebag... >:(

I loved that movie!! I still like teen-y type movies and I am almost 30!  One of my favorite soundtracks was from Can't Hardly Wait.

Okay back on track to whimsies, even thought I have sent I am still finding and seeing whimsies everywhere!  I guess it's time to start collecting for the next round!

Ah!  I knew the phrase sounded familiar!  I do have that movie in my arsenal, don't worry.  And I too love love love that soundtrack.  Great movie, I may have to break it out this weekend.  I've actually been considering it the past few weekends.

I hope to be finishing up soon here!  Can't wait to see my vision come to life!  At least I hope it comes to life and not to disaster  ???


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 18, 2010 11:06:31 AM
Just got home last night from being at my bf house since last Friday. He lives 3 1/2 hours away on a good day. Anyways, I stopped into a few places on the way home for some whimsies I have been meaning to get. I also have changed my mind on the container and picked up the materials to decorate it but accidently got the wrong thing. You know that thing where you are holding to objects in your hand, decide, and then grab the wrong thing without thinking? Yeah... Although where I got it is an hour away, my parents need to go up there anyways so I will just have them make the trade. They got a call yesterday that their Lexus was part of that big Toyota recall issue, so they got to go get that done. Thank god for recalls cause I don't know when I would have been able to go back!

Okay off to craft more whimsies!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 18, 2010 11:28:55 AM
I am halfway done with all 3 of my crafted items!  Decided to make a set of ________ _____ _________.  They are all the same theme, so that's why I call them a set, but could easily be broken up to be separate items.  I have to cut out and sew the 'jar', have some fabric, but am not sure about it.  Got a $50 VISA giftcard from my girl's parents for my birthday, so I may just hit Joanne's today or tomorrow after work.  If I get the 3 crafted items 100% complete, I will call this a productive day for this swap!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 18, 2010 01:25:19 PM
The container contest prize has been finished! The winner of the contest, as chosen by all of you, will win this whimsie lamp:



The bottom unscrews, so you can leave the whimsies as they are or remove them and add your own. It's a functional lamp and will be shipped with a bulb. I hope you guys like it!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 18, 2010 02:05:58 PM
That is SO cool!  What a lucky winner who will get that :)

I finished my 3 crafted items today!  Pulled out 2 fabrics, still not sure about using either of them...hmmm...will see what I dig up when going to the store after work tomorrow.  Almost finished, yippee!  Hope to be done next Wed at the latest and I can mail out that day or the next.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 18, 2010 02:14:05 PM
It's adorable!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 18, 2010 02:38:52 PM
What a lovely prize!!!!  Great job freestyle,  we didn't expect anything less from you! 

My package was left at the Post Office this afternoon.  Now the excitement really sets in waiting for my partner to receive.

This has been a fun swap and my partner has been great!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Pupper on February 18, 2010 03:16:10 PM
Love the lamp, it is so cute!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 18, 2010 03:17:12 PM
That lamp is fabulous!!!! I don't think I will be entering the jar contest so I may need to make my own.  Wherever did you find a lamp that has a bottom that comes off?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on February 18, 2010 03:17:34 PM
OMG !!! A whimsies lamp !! That is so cool, I am just not even sure what to say. I am swooning just a little bit. WOW !!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 18, 2010 03:36:20 PM
Back after being offline for a few days.  Holy crap!  So many PM's and pppaaagggeeesss of posts on the different swap threads!  I'll be reading all night!  :)  LOL

That lamp ROCKS!!!  So cute!!!

I have an overflowing whimsie pile.  Definitely, some of them will be riding outside of the container.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on February 18, 2010 04:31:31 PM
I need to craft two more whimsies and then I'm done. I decided to craft an extra whimsie since I did not craft my 'jar'.. but it was too perfect, I could not pass it up


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 18, 2010 04:33:53 PM
Oh good, I was hoping people other then me would like it!!

Tero, I just have one final touch to add to your package and then it will be on it's way! Excitement + anxiety + more excitement!  :D

lindyv I found it on ebay by searching for "fill lamp". Once I had the idea I couldn't let it go.  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 18, 2010 09:21:36 PM
That lamp is so cool! I never would've thought to make that. Maybe I'll use a lamp as a container next round (but probably not).  ;)

My final etsy package from Singapore came! It only took a month... I don't have an on-campus post box, so it's at my mom's. I'm heading over there this weekend and I should be sending out on Saturday. Gotta say, I'm super happy with the box. It's probably one of my favorite things I've made for a swap.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 18, 2010 09:31:18 PM
That lamp is so cool! I never would've thought to make that. Maybe I'll use a lamp as a container next round (but probably not).  ;)

My final etsy package from Singapore came! It only took a month... I don't have an on-campus post box, so it's at my mom's. I'm heading over there this weekend and I should be sending out on Saturday. Gotta say, I'm super happy with the box. It's probably one of my favorite things I've made for a swap.



Yay - i'm getting your most favourite thing you've made for a swap! I can't wait to see it. Fingers crossed that the postage fairy is kind and delivers it fast!! And yours too.

I have a wedding tomorrow, so I have to send Monday. But it's all sealed up and ready to go!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 18, 2010 10:48:02 PM
SapphireMoon- I love 10 Things I Hate About You. I miss Heath. May he always rest in peace. :(

I have Jessica Riddle's Even Angel's Fall in my Zune. I adore that song. I loved the whole soundtrack.

Freestyle I adore the prize "jar".

I am going to start crafting after I finish Pilates in a few minutes.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 19, 2010 01:50:24 AM
My package has arrived!
Off to download pics of the goodies!
You are an angel Nh ;D
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 19, 2010 08:00:31 AM
 ;D February is sneaking away and I am still collecting whimsies. Why must February be so short...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 19, 2010 08:01:11 AM
Was starting to worry about you, Aiki, as I knew there was crummy weather again and your ongoing interweb issues with the modem.  Good to see you back!  

I'm hoping now that all my crafted whimsies and extras are collected that I can craft up the 'jar' and be ready to send soon.  Hoping to be able to do that tonight...but I don't know if it's in the cards....feeling crummy at work today due to Aunt Flo...may wanna just crash when I get home...still have some time left, and I NEVER send late.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on February 19, 2010 11:48:17 AM
I just packed my shipping box today. I stuffed it full, taped it, realized I left a few things out, cut it open, did some more stuffing and thankfully was able to reseal it. So far everyone has sent such cute, neat organized packages. Mine is a bit less organized and a bit more ...um... crafty stream of consciousness if you will. :)

I hope my partner has fun unwrapping it all and sorting though everything. :) She's been great. She sent me an early Valentines preview package. I need to post those photos.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 19, 2010 12:20:20 PM
crafty stream of consciousness, nice  :D 

I've a feeling mine is just going to be a mess, lol.  A mess made with love, but a mess none-the-less, he he.  It will be a fun mess though, I promise that much.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on February 19, 2010 12:56:38 PM
crafty stream of consciousness, nice  :D 

I've a feeling mine is just going to be a mess, lol.  A mess made with love, but a mess none-the-less, he he.  It will be a fun mess though, I promise that much.
I bet it will be just lovely! I still have your boxed up, it moved from the kitchen to my car at least. I swear everytime I have time for the P.O. something comes up at work. Grrrr.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on February 19, 2010 02:30:06 PM
Well I didn't get to send this week as I had planned, I actually ruined the second container I was working on, right when I nearly had it finished too. >:(
Inspiration struck again and I spent all day crafting yesterday and got it finished!! So I'm off to look for suitable packaging to post everything off on Monday.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 19, 2010 03:30:04 PM
crafty stream of consciousness, nice  :D 

I've a feeling mine is just going to be a mess, lol.  A mess made with love, but a mess none-the-less, he he.  It will be a fun mess though, I promise that much.
I bet it will be just lovely! I still have your boxed up, it moved from the kitchen to my car at least. I swear everytime I have time for the P.O. something comes up at work. Grrrr.

LOL- I know exactly what you mean!  don't worry though, no hurry  :)  I am hoping to finish yours this weekend and get it out sometime next week also


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 19, 2010 03:33:05 PM
Ummm, just had a whimsie avalanche off of the edge of the shelf.   ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on February 19, 2010 06:56:41 PM
I think I'm really almost completely done...I keep thinking of new things or finding little things to add on. But I think I have reached an acceptable whimsy level and can now take pictures and get it sent to mandamouse.  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 19, 2010 10:40:16 PM
AlternaWidget sent me an amazing surprise package last week that really boosted my spirits. I didn't get back from being out of state until Wednesday, and had trouble finding my camera since then. I can say I have now found it and should be posting pictures tonight after work in the gallery. I should be getting another swap package tomorrow so it would be most convenient to do it at the same time.

She was soooo sweet to send what she did and it made a day gone bad turn into a great day after all. Seriously. The second I got that package everything went amazing for the rest of the day! And let me tell you, the planets had aligned and made EVERYTHING go wrong that day so it meant a lot.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 19, 2010 10:46:43 PM
I have reached the conclusion that I am definitely adding leather thimbles to my wist.  The handwork on this container has convinced me!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 19, 2010 10:56:21 PM
I also forgot to mention I bought the cutest whimsy today. It was so cute that I had to buy myself the same one! Everytime I got in the car I would take it out and hold it (It resembles an animal) as if it was real.  :P I hope she likes it!

Also, I replaced the container today that I accidently grabbed instead of the one I wanted. Now I can work on decorating it so I can fill it with all of the goodies I have found! I know I have more than the requirement, but I just can't stop collecting and crafting!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on February 19, 2010 10:57:38 PM
OOOooo, you've got me curious!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 19, 2010 11:01:14 PM
OOOooo, you've got me curious!  :D
Well, luckily send outs are soon so you won't have to wait long to see!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 20, 2010 05:44:42 AM
I have reached the conclusion that I am definitely adding leather thimbles to my wist.  The handwork on this container has convinced me!

I need some of those thimbles also after this swap also.  No I needed them before this swap.  The problem is I can not sew with one never have been able to maybe leather would work.  I did have to go buy a circular needed to complete my partners container though.  My finger did end up like a pin cushion but it was so worth it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 20, 2010 07:03:36 AM
The container contest prize has been finished! The winner of the contest, as chosen by all of you, will win this whimsie lamp:

The bottom unscrews, so you can leave the whimsies as they are or remove them and add your own. It's a functional lamp and will be shipped with a bulb. I hope you guys like it!!!

That is a beautiful lamp! What a great idea!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 20, 2010 10:48:47 AM
Freestyle, the lamp is precious! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on February 20, 2010 07:04:21 PM
I really love that lamp, it's so awesome!

Things are coming along okay. I'm almost done with the container but I have to redo the last step I did, it didn't come out like I wanted to. But other than that things are coming along well.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 21, 2010 04:52:41 AM
My trip out to a nature reserve got cancelled this afternoon which sucks, but it makes more time for me to do some much needed work on my container. I've got my 3 crafted whimsies, but I've got ideas for a couple more so hopefully I'll get time to make those today too.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 21, 2010 06:43:59 AM
Still waiting on my etsy stuff. I really hope it will arrive soon!  :-\


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on February 21, 2010 09:14:08 AM
I was plannig to send yo mandamouse123 yesterday but our local post office apparently closes at 2 and I got there at 2:15...epic fail. I will definitely be sending out tomorrow.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on February 21, 2010 12:33:00 PM
Hello, sorry I've been quiet on this thread of late!

I have a few more bits to craft, and then I should be sending perhaps by the end of the week, or early next week at the latest. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on February 21, 2010 12:39:33 PM
I am all done and just you folks wait till you see this thing. I have to figure out how I am gonna pack this up to ship it but I can't wait to see what you all think!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 21, 2010 01:40:33 PM
The very last whimsie I was waiting on arrived at my mom's house on Friday! I sent out yesterday. I hope it doesn't take too long to get to beckashell.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on February 21, 2010 02:28:13 PM
I am pretty much done. Maybe I'll take a final whimsie hunting day but will hopefully send at the end of the week!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 21, 2010 02:45:48 PM
The very last whimsie I was waiting on arrived at my mom's house on Friday! I sent out yesterday. I hope it doesn't take too long to get to beckashell.  :)

I hope that you can still afford food and rent after what shipping must have cost! I'm so sorry that I live in the middle of nowhere!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 21, 2010 03:58:09 PM
I am all done and just you folks wait till you see this thing. I have to figure out how I am gonna pack this up to ship it but I can't wait to see what you all think!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

I can't wait!!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on February 21, 2010 08:51:33 PM
I hope that you can still afford food and rent after what shipping must have cost! I'm so sorry that I live in the middle of nowhere!

It's okay! It was a flat rate box, so it wasn't too bad. =D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccas_song on February 22, 2010 12:07:50 AM
Hmm... trying to decide the best way to ship to Luxembourg. :) I'll be sending this week!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: amylili on February 22, 2010 07:55:08 AM
I have to finish the last details of the jar and I will be able to send the package !
I will try to send it this week too :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 22, 2010 07:58:37 AM
Have to create the 'jar', do a final sort and add, and will be ready to send...likely will make a stop at a local thrift store that had LOADS of __________ the last time I was there.  Hopefully there's some stuff I can pick up for cheap  ;D  Should be able to swing by tomorrow or Wed.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on February 22, 2010 01:18:28 PM
I am just finishing up my "jar"  and putting the finishing touches on my whimsies!! ;D
I am so excited!! ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on February 22, 2010 01:28:28 PM
I just sent. I kind of went nuts with the packing materials--lots of paper, bubble wrap and those foam peanuts. Breakage would suck  :(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 22, 2010 01:40:09 PM
ORGANIZER'S NOTE

Just a reminder to please PM me when you send and when you receive! Thanks everyone!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 22, 2010 02:58:48 PM
ORGANIZER'S NOTE

Just a reminder to please PM me when you send and when you receive! Thanks everyone!

Sure thing, Jelly Bean!   ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 22, 2010 07:40:33 PM
Lol, thanks!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 23, 2010 04:28:34 AM
I am still crafting but sending on time. Getting sick and organizing just sucked. I am so mad about myself, lol. I really wanted to send early. I am extra spoiling. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 23, 2010 05:18:31 AM
just in case there is another whimsie swap, (book of whimsie swap?)
I lashed out on ebay and got some small keys.

Cute huh?
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 23, 2010 07:28:00 AM
OMG I'm LOVING those keys!!!  I can see the most AWESOME charm bracelet EVER!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on February 23, 2010 08:21:19 AM
WOW, my mind is reeeeeeling now with all the things that could be done with those keys.  :o


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on February 23, 2010 11:28:02 AM
SS, I am totally drooling over those keys!  What a treat!!! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 23, 2010 12:57:28 PM
I'm finishin' up the last of my whimsies...I guess I'm down to the wire on this one.  :P I hate waiting until the send out date, it makes me nervous...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 23, 2010 01:47:55 PM
Just finishing up another crafted whimsy. I'm still waiting on a couple of last minute bits I bought, but I'm doubting that they'll arrive before I need to send. I'm going to hunt for a box to put my container in tomorrow (if not then it's going to have to be wrapped... somehow :P) so hopefully I can send on Friday :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: bexieboo on February 23, 2010 02:15:44 PM
I just finished everything tonight, so I'm sending tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 23, 2010 03:37:10 PM
Yay the "jar" is complete! Sooo happy to see it complete. I am going to continue crafting whimsies here and there until about the send out date as I am waiting on a whimsy that I hope a particular store here has. Stores here in my area of Maine shut down during the winter, but this particular store is opening its doors again on the 27th. Hope they have what I am looking for!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 23, 2010 03:41:14 PM
so exciting to see that more people are ready to send, cant wait to see the pics!

and yes you are my people  ;D

when I told people I was buying little old and rusty keys from ebay they looked at me as if the men in the white coats where coming...............
I knew you would understand why I had to have them!
loving the craftsters,
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 23, 2010 05:28:08 PM
well... I'm a little behind. Still have two whimsies to craft, but my container is full/overflowing. myabe i should try repacking it? and i also need to decorate the container. Dont get paid till friday so saturday is my crafting day, and Ill send out either saturday or monday.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on February 23, 2010 08:04:00 PM
I cant wait for my partner to receive! I hope she loves all the whimsies I found for her. All the packages have been so great so far!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 23, 2010 08:41:19 PM
I don't know why its happening, but I am having so much trouble with my container.  I keep doing different things and not being happy with any of them.  I'm happy with my crafted whimsies, fairly happy with the whimsies themselves ( one thing I can't find that my partner wants and its bugging me terribly), but can't conquer the container.  Eventually, I'll just have to look at all the containers I've done and pick one I guess.  One more try this weekend though before I do that.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on February 24, 2010 04:55:20 AM
I have a couple more whimsies to craft, and my container to sort. (It may be 2, I have a great one, but it's too small really). I want to try and find more whimsies, which I'll be doing this afternoon, and we'll go from there!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 24, 2010 06:48:00 AM
Oh, I love those keys. I am key obsessed. I collect them.

Beeker- I am down to the wire also. Don't you feel bad at all. I feel bad, lol. I really do. I got sick in January and then got an eye infection. My eye is still messed up and I can't do a lot. DH has been helping me. I feel so bad about being so slow. That was never my intention. Least I am on the mend. Winter has just been sucky, lol.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gigglygirl on February 24, 2010 07:39:35 AM
Your keys are great Sue!--and so many. I keep checking these whimsies threads! I want to see more whimsy marvels.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mandamouse123 on February 24, 2010 07:46:25 AM
OH NO!  I sent my package yesterday and I just realized something horrible in the middle of stalking the bento swaps.  I made a card/poster and spelled Spazgirl's name wrong!  I noticed when I was writing her address down, and was going to go back and fix it!  And then I got distracted/did other things/forgot and now her card has me spelling her name wrong. :( Spazgirl, when you read this, I'm so SORRY!  I hope the awesome pictures I drew on your card/poster makes up for it!  I feel so bad.  It always makes you feel bad when people spell your name wrong. :(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 24, 2010 10:49:14 AM
I finished the 'jar' about 10 minutes ago and will be locating a box soon for all the items.  Hope I have one that will work!  Gonna go re-sort whimsies, should post out today :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 24, 2010 11:44:48 AM
I still haven't gotten some of the supplies I need from etsy, even though they said they sent them a long time ago.  :( What do you think is best. Should I wait for the supplies some more and probably have to send late or try to find something else to make without the supplies?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on February 24, 2010 11:56:44 AM
Since there are still a few days until send outs I would wait for the supplies a little longer but start on a different item just in case...
If anything you might just have an extra crafted item!  I hope your supplies make it soon.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 24, 2010 12:22:08 PM
Sent to Aikibookworm today!  Hope it gets there fast :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 24, 2010 01:20:35 PM
The saga of my container is nearly over! It's been found, bought, decorated, and is just about to be stuffed with whimsies. I have to say I'm pretty proud of it, I've never tried anything like this before and I'm pleased with how it turned out  :). Now to find a suitable way to package it for it's trip across the pond. I'm thinking a box if the post office has a suitable sized one.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 24, 2010 02:20:37 PM
I am so excited my partner gigglygirl's first package to me arrived.  She had given me instuctions to not open till the 2nd one arrived, yes I have another one coming, Lucky me!!! I said she was a great partner!!!  Anyway she e-mailed I could go ahead and open so as soon as I        f    in   i    s    h        ty    p   i   ng        t   h    i   s         I am
ripping into it!!!!!!



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on February 24, 2010 02:33:57 PM
I sent today!!! yay!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on February 24, 2010 04:02:32 PM
I sent today too! First time this early. Can't wait!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on February 24, 2010 05:00:22 PM
OH NO!  I sent my package yesterday and I just realized something horrible in the middle of stalking the bento swaps.  I made a card/poster and spelled Spazgirl's name wrong!  I noticed when I was writing her address down, and was going to go back and fix it!  And then I got distracted/did other things/forgot and now her card has me spelling her name wrong. :( Spazgirl, when you read this, I'm so SORRY!  I hope the awesome pictures I drew on your card/poster makes up for it!  I feel so bad.  It always makes you feel bad when people spell your name wrong. :(
Please don't fret... Things like this happen. I'm sure I will love it no matter what.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: anrondeau on February 24, 2010 05:13:31 PM
Freestyle / Goodmorningstarshine did you guys get my PM? i sent my "i sent the package" message, and now my outbox doesn't have anything in it and i'm really confused.  :-\  so just let me know, if you didn't get them i'l try again...sorry


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 24, 2010 05:20:06 PM
Freestyle / Goodmorningstarshine did you guys get my PM? i sent my "i sent the package" message, and now my outbox doesn't have anything in it and i'm really confused.  :-\  so just let me know, if you didn't get them i'l try again...sorry

I got it! Your e-mail preferences may have been messed up. Go to Profile, then click on Personal Message Options. Check the box "Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default."


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 24, 2010 06:54:25 PM
I have been totally spoiled!!!! 

I will be posting pictures in the gallery this weekend! 

I can not even begin to tell you about my whimsie package.

This will be a big teaser!  I received multiple containers and one I did not figure out was even a container until a few hours later.

They say pictures paint a thousand words well all one thousand  words are    "thanks"  !!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone will understand when my package is posted.  Thank you so much gigglygirl both you and hubby are fantastic!!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beccabadger on February 25, 2010 02:38:14 AM
I received from bexieboo and WOW. It's going to take me ages to go through everything and get pictures posted! There's paper, and stamps, and stuff from my wists, and little balls of yarn, and really cute teeny stars, and buttons, and feathers, and ribbon, and...WOW. Thank you so much!!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on February 25, 2010 07:00:43 AM
WOW WOW  WOW :)

Ladies.... you must go here

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339283.0

And see what Mamaphunk has done with her whimsies !! Sure to make you swoon :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on February 25, 2010 07:16:56 AM
I still haven't gotten some of the supplies I need from etsy, even though they said they sent them a long time ago.  :( What do you think is best. Should I wait for the supplies some more and probably have to send late or try to find something else to make without the supplies?

If you have been waiting longer than 2 weeks I would give up on it and start something new...Anyway I would not mind to receive a bit later

I also sent today! Had to reopen the box three times because I forgot some whimisies!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 25, 2010 07:18:27 AM
WOW, that thing is so rad!   :o

I can't believe that March 1st is night upon us!!!!!!!!!  I will likely be sending right on time.  I will definitely be done BY Monday but I doubt I'll be done early  :P  We'll see though  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 25, 2010 06:04:22 PM
Hi Guys! Just a quick check-in! I really wanted to send early, but this month has just flown by. I am planning a Monday morning trip to the post office.
Can't wait to see what everyone has done!!!
Take care!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: crafty_one on February 25, 2010 06:09:19 PM
Woohoo, I finally sent today, carmenmarie should be getting her whimsies by next Friday  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 25, 2010 06:37:00 PM
I'll be sending Monday.  I hate to wait til the actual deadline to send ( just in case something unexpected comes up and interferes ) but even though I've finished my three crafted whimsies, I really want to do a couple more crafted ones.  So Monday it is...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 25, 2010 06:57:51 PM
i love the little whimsy cupboard that mamaphunk made. It looks amazing. I would have to do a few more round i think before I could fill one up though! :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on February 25, 2010 07:16:49 PM
I'm almost done! All my whimsies have been gathered and crafted. I just need to put the finishing touches on my container and I'm done! I will be sending on monday.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on February 25, 2010 07:28:18 PM
I am looking forward to the amazing amount of pics yet to be posted!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 26, 2010 11:37:50 AM
I finally organized, i have a massive pile of whimsies on my desk, but the blasted box is at home, so I suppose that I will have to pack it all up tonight and ship tomorrow. such is life...  ;D I was planning a trip to town to visit my sister in law anyway. If I have time I may craft one more little thing to stick in the box. We'll just have to see how crazy the children are at home.  :P
I just realized that I have several containers included in my whimsies, there are containers in containers...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on February 26, 2010 01:58:23 PM
I'm going to be sending on Monday. My plan to send today went down the drain due to a lack of time between lectures, and tomorrow I'm fist aiding all day at hockey matches and a rugby match (it's my first ever first aid duty and given the sport it's really likely there'll be some injuries so I'm pretty nervous!), so I'll have no time to send tomorrow, so Monday morning it is :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on February 26, 2010 02:01:33 PM
I think I am pretty much done now. I will send this weekend even though I am still waiting for a couple of things that I ordered for my partner. If and when they turn up, I will send them along as extras.  :)

Now I just need to wait for the _______ _______ to dry...  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 26, 2010 02:13:10 PM
I received my package from Casey today!  Lots to sort and photograph, it's all so great!!!  I've been trying to pick out favorites but I'm finding that's a lot, lol.  Photos soon  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on February 26, 2010 02:58:26 PM
WOW, just finished the big container and I am so happy with it. Sure hope Freestyle likes it. :)
Was hoping to send today but after staying up last night and then working on the container most of today as well...think I need to send Monday so that everything is packed with thought. :)

I love whimsies swaps :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: meggy_doodle on February 26, 2010 03:12:48 PM
I just got done making my last crafted item! Mom had to help me pack all the whimsies in the jar because the way I was doing it, it was overflowing  :P I just need to pack everything up and then I'll be ready to send on Monday!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on February 26, 2010 03:52:34 PM
package is waiting for me at the post office!! YAA it got here really fast! Thanks mimikachu. Watch for it at the gallery.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: quaggy on February 26, 2010 03:59:44 PM
My 2nd package arrived so pictures will either be in the gallery late tonight or tomorrow.   I was totally spoiled and can hardly wait to share the awesome containers and whimsies that gigglygirl sent me!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on February 26, 2010 04:23:51 PM
I am almost done.. but I may have to send late unfortunately because of classes/post office times and having to pack it up good. I'll try my hardest to send on time but I have a busy schedule.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 26, 2010 04:55:36 PM
WOW, just finished the big container and I am so happy with it. Sure hope Freestyle likes it. :)

I'm sure I'll love it!! I just finished packing up your box and I'll be making a trip to the PO in the morning!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 26, 2010 06:58:25 PM
Ok, sorry for the delay on posting pictures of casey's package, her's motivated me to finish up mine for her.  So, I did!  And I'm done!   ;D 

Off to upload pictures now


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on February 26, 2010 07:00:45 PM
Ok, sorry for the delay on posting pictures of casey's package, her's motivated me to finish up mine for her.  So, I did!  And I'm done!   ;D 

Off to upload pictures now

murbeck - you've changed your avatar! That's going to confuse me now  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 26, 2010 07:24:18 PM
murbeck - you've changed your avatar! That's going to confuse me now  :D

HAHA, yes well I no longer have glasses since I got Lasik on Tuesday, so the glasses picture had to go!   ;D 

tee hee, I used to change it regularly, like weekly.  I'm sure I'll be changing it again as soon as I am allowed to wear eye makeup again so I can get a new-me picture (the current avatar was in contacts (not that contacts vs no contacts makes a visible difference, lol) was taken mid-December)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Casey1201 on February 26, 2010 08:40:43 PM
Ok, sorry for the delay on posting pictures of casey's package, her's motivated me to finish up mine for her.  So, I did!  And I'm done!   ;D 

Off to upload pictures now

I am glad that you liked everything! I had forgotten how much I got to fit into that chest!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 27, 2010 05:00:24 AM
Beeker- You have me so curious. I can't wait.

I am finishing up my last crafted items tomorrow and I am sending Monday.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 27, 2010 10:42:55 AM
I'm so excited!!  After several container attempts ( each that I disliked more than the one before), I finally came up with one I love!  It's simple, but I love it and I think queenninjamonkey will too!  Of course; now I have to totally rethink my packaging because this container just lends itself to a very particular method of packaging.  Looks like I'll be busy crafting all day.... oh darn  ;).


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 27, 2010 02:24:46 PM
So today is the day the store here in Maine opened up again! I was looking for a particular whimsy when I found 4 different styles! I got them all  ;D   I also got a few more things there, because one can not send too many whimsies now can they? ....can they?  :-*

So I guess I can say I officially done... But given it is only Saturday and I send on Monday I just know I can not just look at it and call it done. Knowing me I will craft more. So I guess what I am trying to say is that I am done but I guess I am not "officially" done. In that case I have been done for a while! :B


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on February 27, 2010 03:41:23 PM
I sent today!! I sent today!!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on February 27, 2010 04:37:12 PM
why is it that after you get everything boxed up and sent out, you find other things you could have included or just things you forgot about.  :-\


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on February 27, 2010 05:01:22 PM
Grrr, I realized today that I was so excited about finishing the "jar"/crafted item #3 that I boxed it all up before I took a picture of the said "jar"/crafted item #3.  I hope that Casey can get pics... hmmm... it is just in a free flat rate box though, I reckon I could tear it open, take pics and repack it.  But then I have to use a lot of tape again... oh the delimma!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on February 27, 2010 05:50:27 PM
Oppps almost posted all the awesome stuff I received here.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on February 27, 2010 11:28:05 PM
I finished up everything last night!! ;D  I think it all turned out great and frogangel will really love everything!! ;D

So I just need to take pics and pack it all up!!  I will be sending it out Monday!! ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 28, 2010 07:21:01 AM
my container did not work out as planned. so Im on to plan B and crafting whimsie #2 and 3 today. I will send tomorrow!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spicytaco on February 28, 2010 11:25:27 AM
Been working on my 'jar' today. And I have a ton of whimsies even with keeping a few things for myself. (Some for Luanne, some for me.)

Anyway, my 'jar' is very unjar-like. Hope that's not a problem. I saw that wicked whimsy album in the gallery so I'm sure mine will be okay too. (Not that that's what I'm doing.)

Anyway....yay....sending tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mandamouse123 on February 28, 2010 01:44:59 PM
Anyway, my 'jar' is very unjar-like. Hope that's not a problem. I saw that wicked whimsy album in the gallery so I'm sure mine will be okay too. (Not that that's what I'm doing.)

Mine isn't either!  If we're both doing it, I hope it's fine!  ;D  Now I'm really curious to see what you made!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on February 28, 2010 03:22:21 PM
Got blindsided by a family crisis this weekend ( turned out okay, but was very scary there for about 30 hours).  I'm still going to be able to send tomorrow, just not with quite as much accomplished as hoped.  Don't worry, queenninjamonkey, I'm sure I filled swap requirements, I just so wanted to spoil you.  Ben's whimsey "jar" didn't turn out quite as I hoped, but its full of whimsies and ready to send as well. 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on February 28, 2010 04:04:44 PM
Anyway, my 'jar' is very unjar-like. Hope that's not a problem. I saw that wicked whimsy album in the gallery so I'm sure mine will be okay too. (Not that that's what I'm doing.)
Hee! I'm excited!  :)

And everything is all packed and ready to go! I'll be sending tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on February 28, 2010 04:39:01 PM
All packed up and pics taken for send outs tomorrow! I have yet to write a note and get a box though(I work for FedEx so that part will be super easy). I hope AlternaWidget likes everything  :)  She has been such a wonderful partner and friend throughout all of this. Ending this swap is bittersweet for me. I can not wait to see what she has in store for me!

Loving the gallery btw!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on February 28, 2010 06:35:06 PM
I'm going a little overboard with the bubble wrap, I think. I'm trying to be on the cautious side... good luck opening up and finding your whimsies, pantsafari, lol!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on February 28, 2010 06:43:47 PM
I'm going a little overboard with the bubble wrap, I think. I'm trying to be on the cautious side... good luck opening up and finding your whimsies, pantsafari, lol!


uh oh LOL!  I'm sure it'll be a fun adventure! Yours is pretty well contained in containers, I have to box and wrap everything up at work tomorrow,


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lobsterchicky on February 28, 2010 07:49:08 PM
The jar is finished and packed and the lid is still wet, but otherwise, it's ready to go TO. MOR. ROW.  Huzzah!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on February 28, 2010 07:54:43 PM
Part of my "jar" had an accident today, like a four foot drop onto a hardwood floor.  :(  So I will be a little late in sending, I'm just happy the two _____ didn't break and I have enough supplies to remake it. Trying to look on the bright side but I'm feeling like an [email protected]@ for being so clumsy and having to send a couple days late.   :-[


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on February 28, 2010 11:06:18 PM
QueenNinjaMonkey- My heart goes out to you. I think I would have busted out in tears.

Beeker- Your package is heavy! I am not joking, lol. It's all ready to go out. My DH is like "Wow, this is a huge package!" ROFL! We had so much fun doing it.

I did make you a "jar" but most of your whimsies are in nice sturdy sandwich bags because they were fragile and I didn't want them to break in transit since it would be a huge mess for you to clean up. I thought that was the best way. I did put all your crafted items in your "jar".



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 01, 2010 01:29:06 AM
I sent today!! It cost so much!!! I'd say that I need to cut back on my swaps but I don't think I can. It just means i'll have to find a job that pays me a lot!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on March 01, 2010 03:09:34 AM
Lylacfey- I can't wait to see what kind of goodies you are sending.  ;D I can't wait for you to get yours. I hope you like everything.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 01, 2010 06:41:39 AM
ORGANIZER'S NOTE

Today's the send day!! Please remember to PM your DC to me by the end of the day. If you are not able to send today, please let both me and your partner know.

Also, there has been a lot of send/receive activity the past couple days- if everyone could please take a peak at the first page and make sure your status is correct, I'd really appreciate it. If I messed something up, please PM me and I will correct it.

Contest details will be posted in a few days!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on March 01, 2010 07:45:29 AM
DH just sent. Freestyle & Beeker I just sent you the PM number. Now on to swap anxiety, lol.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: RyverChyld on March 01, 2010 07:55:57 AM
I sent out today!! ;D  I can't wait till frogangel get my  "Jar"!!! ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on March 01, 2010 08:00:44 AM
So today is the day the store here in Maine opened up again! I was looking for a particular whimsy when I found 4 different styles! I got them all  ;D   I also got a few more things there, because one can not send too many whimsies now can they? ....can they?  :-*


Oh my! You have my curiosity engaged now! I packed up YOUR box yesterday and had "swap anxiety" - I hope I got it right! I also hope it doesn't break!

Also, I shipped this morning... and the mailman tossed the box over his shoulder into a giant bin - right in front of me. Luckily, the duck grenades are carefully wrapped in newspaper! (just kiddin')

Can't wait til my wonderful partner gets her stuff!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 01, 2010 08:08:42 AM
YAY!!!  Aikibookworm may get her package :)  The DC says it arrived at the post office today!!  If not, probably will be tomorrow.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on March 01, 2010 08:15:58 AM
The gallery is awesome so far!! Can't wait to see the new postings!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on March 01, 2010 08:18:15 AM
My "jar" is in the post and on the way to Browneyes54's house  ;D. Unfortunately I had to send it by surface mail due to the crazy high cost to send it by airmail, so it could take quite a while to arrive :(. Hopefully the wait will be worth it though and my partner will love all of her goodies.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on March 01, 2010 11:11:44 AM
I'm off to the post office, be back soon with a dc#.  Nothing like a last minute sender, huh?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: meggy_doodle on March 01, 2010 11:14:14 AM
So today is the day the store here in Maine opened up again! I was looking for a particular whimsy when I found 4 different styles! I got them all  ;D   I also got a few more things there, because one can not send too many whimsies now can they? ....can they?  :-*


Oh my! You have my curiosity engaged now! I packed up YOUR box yesterday and had "swap anxiety" - I hope I got it right! I also hope it doesn't break!

Also, I shipped this morning... and the mailman tossed the box over his shoulder into a giant bin - right in front of me. Luckily, the duck grenades are carefully wrapped in newspaper! (just kiddin')

Can't wait til my wonderful partner gets her stuff!!!

OMG! I would have been soooo pissed if the mailman did that to me! I'm afraid to even ask them to stamp "fragile" on my package to music_queen because I'm afraid they might just disregard that :(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on March 01, 2010 11:20:55 AM
I'm off to the post office, be back soon with a dc#.  Nothing like a last minute sender, huh?

DITTO!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on March 01, 2010 11:22:37 AM
[quote author=Megnificent link=topic=332400.msg3936929#msg3936929

Also, I shipped this morning... and the mailman tossed the box over his shoulder into a giant bin - right in front of me. Luckily, the duck grenades are carefully wrapped in newspaper! (just kiddin')

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OMG! I would have been soooo pissed if the mailman did that to me! I'm afraid to even ask them to stamp "fragile" on my package to music_queen because I'm afraid they might just disregard that :(
[/quote]

He was being "funny" because he sees me all the time, and I'm usually shipping electrical bits and pieces that are fairly durable. Who knows what goes on at the sorting facilities? Probably a lot worse, unfortunately. :(
Hoping for the best for all of us!!  


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on March 01, 2010 12:44:04 PM
I sent today! And it was less expensive than I thought it would be, I love when that happens.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on March 01, 2010 01:44:11 PM
Also, I shipped this morning... and the mailman tossed the box over his shoulder into a giant bin - right in front of me. Luckily, the duck grenades are carefully wrapped in newspaper! (just kiddin')

Quote
OMG! I would have been soooo pissed if the mailman did that to me! I'm afraid to even ask them to stamp "fragile" on my package to music_queen because I'm afraid they might just disregard that :(
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He was being "funny" because he sees me all the time, and I'm usually shipping electrical bits and pieces that are fairly durable. Who knows what goes on at the sorting facilities? Probably a lot worse, unfortunately. :(
Hoping for the best for all of us!!  

I have a friend who works at one of those sorting facilities, and unfortunately there is no way that they could treat the "fragile" packages as fragile. It's not like they hold every individual package and have time to read on them. Most of it is handled by big machines and computers. Considering how high postage is now, I don't think we could afford a postal service where packages were handled individually by people reading on them. Sorry about that, but I think it is just the way it is...  :-\

By the way, I sent today AND got my jar from Glamis! Thank you so much. Especially the jar itself was so great! and of course I love the whimsies as well. Will post pictures and point out my favourites probably tomorrow.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on March 01, 2010 01:54:35 PM
In my experience I have had terrible luck w/ USPS. They have lost stuff, broken countless things and wouldn't scan my DC#'s. After all the hassle I switched over to FedEx. Never had one issue with them after shipping around 50 packages. Now years later I work for them so my shipping is discounted so that is always a plus! I am not saying USPS is bad at all. I actually have a handful of friends who work for them. But if you are worried about breakage I would go with FedEx. Besides, with a free DC# and free $100 insurance you can't beat it.

Having said that, I am going to run off to "work" right now to ship out (open until 6, thank god!)

EDIT: I just found out from my boss that the biggest reason why FedEx is good for fragile items is because they process everything by hand and not by machines.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: spazgirl1981 on March 01, 2010 03:47:43 PM
I received today!! My package from mandamouse123 is amazing!!! I will be posting pictures later tonight.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on March 01, 2010 04:01:19 PM
I handed my package to my mail lady and now I am super extra excited for Casey to receive!  :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: mandamouse123 on March 01, 2010 04:42:39 PM
I received today!! My package from mandamouse123 is amazing!!! I will be posting pictures later tonight.

Hooray!  I've been stalking the USPS site to track the DC number.  I was hoping you would receive today!  I hope you enjoy everything!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: pantsafari on March 01, 2010 04:52:41 PM
sent today! its so nice to have one less thing to think about... now its all swap anxiety!



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on March 01, 2010 05:01:18 PM
I've never had problems with USPS--knock on wood. This is, however, the first time I've shipped something as fragile as this... but I wrapped it up in super commando bubble wrap so I hope it will be okay.  :-X


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 01, 2010 06:37:47 PM
Lots more send/receive PMs!! Please take a look and make sure I've got your status set correctly. And there are a few people I'm waiting to hear from- if you haven't sent me a PM letting me know you've sent or will be sending late, please do so. Thank you!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on March 02, 2010 02:05:17 AM
I have once been told by a post office guy that they really don´t care about fragile marked boxes. But they usually take more care of packages that are nicely embellished or painted or so. Maybe that helps...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 02, 2010 02:11:04 AM
AutoJ - I just realised that I left two of the crafted whimsies out of your parcel! I just found them on my desk!! They are part of a set of four - you should be able to figure out immediately what's missing. I'll mail them too you next time I go to the PO. Luckily they'll fit in an envelope!!

I'm so excited for you to get your package! I hope that it doesn't take to long to reach you.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on March 02, 2010 11:09:46 AM
I have once been told by a post office guy that they really don´t care about fragile marked boxes. But they usually take more care of packages that are nicely embellished or painted or so. Maybe that helps...


Okay, this makes me nervous.  You should see the old, beat up box I sent queenninjamonkeys things in.  The box is half cardboard, half tape.  It was the only big box I had, and I did have them mark it fragile, but ...  I hope it will be okay ???


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on March 03, 2010 11:41:05 AM
I received, I received  ;D Everything is so great, Crafty_one wass spot on.  there is not one thing that made me go Ugh why did she think I would like that?  Thanks Deb, you are great.  Off to post pics now
x


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on March 03, 2010 11:52:03 AM
I really hope that my package to mimikachu gets there soon!!  :(
I keep checking the post office site and it still says that it is over the border, but you would think that they would tell me where it ended up.
I have once been told by a post office guy that they really don´t care about fragile marked boxes.
I've heard the same thing so I really stuff it with softness to cushion it for the worst.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 03, 2010 11:57:38 AM
Grrr. I sent my package to Tero on Sat. and the status *still* hasn't been updated. Grrr again.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on March 03, 2010 08:41:04 PM
Beeker received I am sooo nervous. I don't think I have ever been so nervous in a swap. I am starting to become an old veteran around here in swapping, lol. I still can't get over the swap anxiety.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 03, 2010 10:32:31 PM
Beeker received I am sooo nervous. I don't think I have ever been so nervous in a swap. I am starting to become an old veteran around here in swapping, lol. I still can't get over the swap anxiety.

I remember you telling us about your 4 zillion whimsies that you've collected over the years. I'm positive beeker will LOVE everything!!

My partner however.... yeah, i'm nervous  :-\


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on March 04, 2010 03:25:53 AM
I mailed on Monday, and my package's status hasn't changed either.  I did send parcel post because the box was pretty big and they wanted over $20 for priority, but still....  They said it would arrive this Saturday.  I hope they understand that the only way it can arrive is if they get off their butts and put it in a truck or plane or something ( for goodness sake, strap it to a stray dog if you they to!). I get so nervous when my crafty packages are in the hands of the usps.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on March 04, 2010 05:32:18 AM
I got my package! I got my package! Woo Hoo! My boys and I had so much fun searching though all the wonderful whimsie goodness. So many random items, it was a treasure hunt. I will wait until I post pics to get into all the details, but, lylacfey, you had nothing to worry about. I love my whimsies!  ;D
I think I may have a crafting mental illness...as I was sorting through my whimsies, I was thinking, " wow, this would work great on my inchies!"... I may need to be quarentined from normal people  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on March 04, 2010 10:11:22 AM
Guys, I am still trying to catch my breath from the excitement of opening THE MOST wonderful box o'whimsies from AlishaMisha! She hit everything on my wish list and then some - multiples of wonderful things.
I am so grateful and humbled by her efforts (which greatly exceeded the "jar" size, Missy). She is an awesome person, friend, and Craftster Extraordinaire! Photos in gallery soon!
This has been a fun swap all around!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Monty on March 04, 2010 12:35:58 PM
I love my whimsies too (already posted at the gallery)!! Thanks mimikachu. I keep having a look at it all and wishing I had more time to craft. Especially with the beads and jewellery parts.
I just wish that the package I sent would get to her soon. I'm starting to get anxious, but the post hasn't let me down yet (knock wood).


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on March 05, 2010 02:40:00 PM
I received from spicytaco today. I've been totally spoiled! I'll be posting pictures of the fabulous package in the gallery soon.  :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on March 05, 2010 03:03:40 PM
I keep checking my DC# but it hasn't been updated at all!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: meggy_doodle on March 05, 2010 03:12:59 PM
I received my package from music_queen today! I'll be posting photos later this evening!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on March 07, 2010 02:26:38 PM
I am in waiting mode...


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: carmenmarie on March 07, 2010 05:23:08 PM
I am also waiting...for JOW #8  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 07, 2010 05:27:41 PM
I am also waiting...for JOW #8  ;D

LOL. me too. I keep seeing whimies EVERYWHERE I go now!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: MadGypsy on March 07, 2010 05:28:56 PM
Oh man I just checked the usps site and Lindy should be getting her package tomorrow!! Ah! I can't wait!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on March 07, 2010 05:48:13 PM
I'm anxiously waiting for beckashell's package to arrive. I can't wait!

I don't know if I'll do JOW 8, it's not so much of a time consuming swap but I do tend to spend a lot more money than I'd like on it. :/


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on March 07, 2010 10:17:15 PM
sign me up for swap number 8!
I have been cleaning out my craft room and random whimsies where hidden everywhere  :D
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 08, 2010 01:15:25 AM
It's finally Monday in the US!! I hope that AutoJ receives today!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on March 08, 2010 01:20:51 AM
It's finally Monday in the US!! I hope that AutoJ receives today!

I do too! I have to get an MRI today, so it would really brighten up my day.  :(


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on March 08, 2010 08:12:35 AM
My package is in my city, maybe there will be a surprise waiting for me when I get home!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on March 08, 2010 02:05:49 PM
I will do JOW8 too but can we wait a couple of months. I need to finish my craft room and get my garden in. Then I have all Summer to be free and spoil, spoil, spoil.

Beeker- I am sooooooo happy you loved your package. I am glad you and your boys had fun. That makes me smile. I couldn't post this weekend. I pinched a nerve in my back. Yeah! I know, ROFL! I would not wish that on my worst enemy.

I also got an iPod touch this weekend. I got a whimsy, lol. I have become attached to it.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on March 08, 2010 03:56:38 PM
I got it! I got it! I got it! I came home from my MRI and there it was, sitting on my porch. It took me a good half hour to sort through. Mostly because I was squealing so much. BECKASHELL, I LOVE IT. ^O^


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on March 08, 2010 03:57:59 PM
Oh, that is such precious perfect timing. :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on March 08, 2010 03:58:42 PM
I went to the dollar store today and found some little wooden shelf things.  I am so going to steal mamsphunk's idea and use them to display my whimsies! I am going home in a few minutes and I hope my package is there!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on March 08, 2010 03:59:35 PM
LOL  That's great!

My kitchen is slowly being craftsterized.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 08, 2010 09:31:57 PM
I got it! I got it! I got it! I came home from my MRI and there it was, sitting on my porch. It took me a good half hour to sort through. Mostly because I was squealing so much. BECKASHELL, I LOVE IT. ^O^

I'm glad you had a happy end to your afternoon!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on March 09, 2010 02:35:36 PM
ccan't wait for JoW8!!!  Just returned from a trip to the zoo and found the cutest little animals whimsies!  Seriously cute little baby animals the size of the end of my finger!!!  Kicking myself for not buying more of them!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 09, 2010 04:57:55 PM
My cousins brought over all their old toys and games yesterday for me to go through. I got so many whimsies and old board games. The top of my closet is now filled with their old "junk" and I couldn't be happier!!

I'm all ready for the next swap now :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on March 10, 2010 01:01:13 AM
That is so cute, I love other peoples junk!
Nh will you be able to get back to the zoo?
Don't you hate that when you think about it afterwards?
And as a side note, this thread is about to hit 100 pages, is that a record of some kind?
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 10, 2010 02:13:20 AM
And as a side note, this thread is about to hit 100 pages, is that a record of some kind?
S

I'd say yes.... but you should see the 'Crafty Detective' thread! I don't even remember how many pages we are up to now. :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on March 10, 2010 05:52:12 AM
I like a nice chatty swap. It's kind of sad when you don't even break 10.  :P


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on March 10, 2010 06:23:56 AM
I'm a zoo junkie so I will definitely be going back!!!  beckashell I am seriously jealous of your game pieces acquisition!  (Spelling?)
I am hoping to collect enough game stuff to re-create a small end table that needs a spruce up ;)

This is my first swap that has been chatty like this...probably why it is my favorite one so far!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on March 10, 2010 06:33:33 AM
LOL, if you like chatty swaps, watch for round 2 of the Frugal Living Swap!   You can't shut us up!  (Or, join the Frugalong on the crafting boards.  We wanted to keep talking even after the first round was over!  LOL)

As I mentioned, I have to cut way back on swapping because postage is killing me.  I'm sticking with personal swaps, OTT's, and practical swaps like frugality and gardening after I finish what I'm on, now.  But, the one bit of fluff I will allow myself is round after round of JoW.  I'm addicted!  And, really, I do need some fun or I'll become very unpleasant indeed!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 10, 2010 06:36:35 AM
As far as swap threads go, this is one of the longer ones I have seen.  The 50 projects a year craftalong swap is at over 200 PAGES right now and it's not even halfway into March yet!  :o  :o   God help someone joining up in it now, they would reading for days...or they could just hit show images only to catch up on progress...but I bet even that is at least 100 pages, LOL!

I found a new whimsy jar at the thrift store yesterday!  Looking forward to r8 already :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on March 10, 2010 06:40:15 AM
*squeak!*  Sapphire's package made it Tampa in the wee hours of this morning! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 10, 2010 08:50:00 AM
I finished another round of feedback, so please make sure your status is correct on the second post in this thread! And most people have either received or will be receiving in the next few days, so I'm going to go ahead and post the info for the upcoming contest.

CONTEST INFO!!

Participation in the contest is voluntary. If you chose to participate in the contest, please do the following:

1. Sometime between now and the day of the contest (TBD), send me links to 1 or 2 images of your container. Please do not send more then 2 and please don't send me a bunch and ask me to pick the best. You should choose images you think best show off the awesomeness of your creation. These can be pictures that your partner posted in the thread, or pictures you took and have uploaded to craftster, photobucket, etc. (Important- you cannot send [IMG] links in PMs- you will need to send me the html address to your images. Then I can copy the [IMG] link from craftster, photobucket, etc. If the pictures were posted in the gallery, send me the link to the post.) Since this is a contest for the container, your photos do not have to contain any whimsies. (They can if you want them too, but the whimsies won't be judged- just the container.)

2. Once all containers that were sent on time have been received, I will create a separate thread and post the images within it. If you don't send me any images, your container will NOT be in the contest but you WILL still be eligible to vote. I will take all the entries, mix them all up, and post them to the thread randomly, assigning each entry a number. There will be a period of 5 days when you can peruse the list and cast your vote. You will send a PM to both me (freestyle) and Tero with the number of your chosen entry- I will be keeping track of the tally, but I want someone else to also have the PMs so no one can accuse me of rigging the vote. (Not that you guys would, but I like to cover my butt.)   ;)

3. After the 5 days of voting are over, I'll count the votes and announce the winner of the whimsie lamp.

Tero and I will not be participating in the contest, but we will each get a vote. We will vote first, before the contest is opened up to everyone else so we don't get in a situation where our vote could decide the winner.

Hope all that makes sense! If your container has already been received, go ahead and send me pics whenever you want. Any questions?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on March 10, 2010 03:15:21 PM
I received the best jar of whimsies package today from queenninjamonkey!  I'll try to get pics up soon but I have to find time to group things and set up photos in a way that befits my amazing whimsies.... and just wait til you see my "jar"! 


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: IzzyBee on March 10, 2010 03:17:14 PM
Freestyle - do I have to wait until my partner has received the package before I can send you pics of the container I made?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on March 10, 2010 03:19:29 PM
I will not be joining the contest.  Way too much stiff competition lol!  Good luck to everyone who does enter though!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gamemom42 on March 10, 2010 03:22:46 PM
I won't be joining either, but my partner definitely should!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on March 10, 2010 03:24:53 PM
I won't be joining either.

And, I can't figure out how to vote.  There's a giant tie!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on March 10, 2010 03:31:04 PM
I didn't make my 'jar' so I won't be entering either!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on March 10, 2010 03:45:33 PM
I made mine but it doesn't hold a candle to some others, so I too will be sitting out of the competition but will definitely cast a vote!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 10, 2010 06:42:04 PM
Mine was a functional totebag...WELL LOVED by it's receiver, but not contest-worthy, so I will be sitting out as well.  Gee, is there all of 5 people entering into the contest?  LOL!  There have been some awesome containers so far, can't remember them all, but I'm sure to catch up with them in the contest when I vote!

And, in other news............I RECEIVED TODAY!!!  Pics of my fab loot to come in the gallery tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on March 10, 2010 07:57:16 PM
Hi all,
I wont be entering because I only decorated the container, I didnt make it,
but I have an idea who I will be voting for so I hope she enters!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 10, 2010 08:21:42 PM
I made my jar but it really doesn't compare to things like the Whimsie book. So I won't be entering either :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on March 10, 2010 09:19:27 PM
I entered. Not that I would ever win but because I knew that you all would think such things. It's like how there was a womans only scholarship and this man applied for it. He actually won because no one applied for it! Besides, it will make the winner just that much proud when they won against 20 instead of 4.  Also, when looking back on the contests it is helpful for other rounds to see a place where all of the containers are grouped together.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on March 10, 2010 09:41:13 PM
ok that makes sense!
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on March 10, 2010 10:57:08 PM
We are chatty over at Frugal-A-Long. Aiki is the worst, ROFL! OK, I admit it I am really bad too, ROFL! I wanted to join Frugal Swap so much but I had two swaps and then got sick. Maybe next round.

I won't be joining contest either but I already have in mind who I am voting for. I loved all the containers but one made me gasp out loud so that's my pick, lol. Wait, there are two whimsy jars that made me gasp. I guess it's a tie for me. Decisons, decisions.



Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beeker on March 11, 2010 07:37:47 AM
Lylacfey, You should enter. The little purse you made was cute. I don't feel like I'm going to win either, but it's all for fun!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 11, 2010 08:53:13 AM
Freestyle - do I have to wait until my partner has received the package before I can send you pics of the container I made?

You can go ahead and send me pics anytime, even if your package hasn't been received yet.

I encourage everyone to join in the contest, even if you don't think you'll win. What do you have to lose??  ;)  And you can still enter if you didn't make your container- as long as you decorated it you are eligible to enter.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on March 11, 2010 09:23:02 AM
And you can still enter if you didn't make your container- as long as you decorated it you are eligible to enter.

Nope, didn't decorate it either! ;) That's why I made an extra whimsy.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Lunanne on March 11, 2010 12:09:09 PM
I think I'll be participating in the contest. I don't really have a chance but it's just a friendly competition, it should be fun.   :D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on March 11, 2010 02:40:55 PM
Ok I am in  ;D
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 11, 2010 03:38:25 PM
me too.

and my dear partner of course! Who got me my dream of bingo cards :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 11, 2010 04:30:35 PM
Yay!! That's the spirit!! Keep those contest entries coming!! It's so much fun to see the containers again- I find myself going "oh yeah, I forgot about that one. It was awesome!"


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Aikibookworm on March 11, 2010 04:37:43 PM
Well, I hadn't planned on entering.  But, my partner has repeatedly poked at me about entering the jar I made for her, so I guess I'm in after all.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Automaton J. on March 11, 2010 09:58:56 PM
me too.

and my dear partner of course! Who got me my dream of bingo cards :)

You had better enter, that robot is so cute. I love it. It makes me smile every time I see it!  :)

I might enter, I'll have to get pictures from you beckashell. I forgot to take pictures of it before I sent it. ._.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: beckashell on March 11, 2010 10:53:18 PM
me too.

and my dear partner of course! Who got me my dream of bingo cards :)

I'll take some tonight for you.

You had better enter, that robot is so cute. I love it. It makes me smile every time I see it!  :)

I might enter, I'll have to get pictures from you beckashell. I forgot to take pictures of it before I sent it. ._.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: ScrappySue on March 12, 2010 02:46:47 AM
Nh, make sure you enter!
That mutiny book is my favorite thing. ;D
S


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: NH822 on March 12, 2010 07:19:08 AM
I suppose I will enter :)  Was debating it but you guys inspired me!  Besides that is part of the fun right??


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on March 12, 2010 09:22:19 AM
I decided to send in a picture of my container, the contest is just for fun anyway!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 12, 2010 11:54:58 AM
Hooray for more contest entries!! It's a ton of fun, takes seconds to enter, and you have absolutely nothing to lose! I am getting so excited for everyone to receive so we can get the contest started.  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: gavagai on March 12, 2010 12:13:52 PM
I am getting a bit worried about my package not being received yet.  :-\ It's not that far from Sweden to Germany.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Glamis on March 12, 2010 02:44:59 PM
I received today. The package was a bit damaged and they had to put into a plastic bag. Maybe that is why it took a bit longer. Will post pics tomorrow, camera needs to be charged. Gavagai you should enter the contest, the "jar" is awesome!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on March 13, 2010 10:22:24 AM
Hi! I'm not entering the contest, but I am happy to see my partner did! Good luck to everyone!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on March 13, 2010 10:35:23 AM
Hi! I'm not entering the contest, but I am happy to see my partner did! Good luck to everyone!
Oh please oh please oh please enter!!! I LOVE the "jar" you made me! If I get my fish in time you could always enter a pic that has a fishy in it! It just would't be the same without you! Come have fun with us! Besides your jar deserves to be in the contest gallery with all the others! Plllllllllleeeeeaaassssseeee??  ;D   pretty please?


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 13, 2010 12:20:43 PM
Hi! I'm not entering the contest, but I am happy to see my partner did! Good luck to everyone!
Oh please oh please oh please enter!!! I LOVE the "jar" you made me! If I get my fish in time you could always enter a pic that has a fishy in it! It just would't be the same without you! Come have fun with us! Besides your jar deserves to be in the contest gallery with all the others! Plllllllllleeeeeaaassssseeee??  ;D   pretty please?

What she said!  ;D


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: Tero on March 13, 2010 07:17:51 PM
Yes yes, the more folks that are in the contest the more fun it is. :) Really it is a celebration of how silly off the curb we all are when it come to tiny junk that most people dont want. LOL LOL :)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlishaMisha on March 14, 2010 04:30:23 PM
Hi! I'm not entering the contest, but I am happy to see my partner did! Good luck to everyone!
Oh please oh please oh please enter!!! I LOVE the "jar" you made me! If I get my fish in time you could always enter a pic that has a fishy in it! It just would't be the same without you! Come have fun with us! Besides your jar deserves to be in the contest gallery with all the others! Plllllllllleeeeeaaassssseeee??  ;D   pretty please?

What she said!  ;D
I got the fishy! He is enjoying his new home. He is a very friendly and active Male Crowntail Betta  ;D I just adore him and I love how even though we live in Maine a very speial friend from Ohio gave him a very nice home. So if AlternaWidget enters then I can send some action shots! Wooo!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on March 15, 2010 12:40:01 AM
Lylacfey, You should enter. The little purse you made was cute. I don't feel like I'm going to win either, but it's all for fun!  ;D

Beeker- You made my day! Thank you. That was my first foray into knitting a purse.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: amylili on March 15, 2010 11:37:27 AM
I received a wonderful, amazing package from beccas_song !!!!!!!! I really like everything!!
I will post the pictures as soon as possible :)

Thank you thank you thank you beccas_song!!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 21, 2010 06:07:21 PM
CONTEST INFO

If you would like to enter the whimsie container contest, please send me a PM by Tuesday, March 23. I will post the entries on Wednesday, March 24. Each person that participated in the whimsie swap will get 1 vote. The contest will run from March 24-28. The winner will be chosen the evening of March 28.

Here is the list of participants. If you sent me a PM but aren't on this list, please let me know. C'mon now, I know out of all of you more then 10 people are going to participate!

MadGypsy
beeker
AlishaMisha
Lunanne
IzzyBee
lindyv321
spazgirl1981
Aikibookworm
NH822
RyverChyld


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lindyv321 on March 22, 2010 08:31:58 AM
Freestyle ignore my PM, I see my name on that list!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 24, 2010 07:08:06 PM
CONTEST VOTING HAS COMMENCED!!

Rules
Each person that participated in the swap gets 1 vote. You do NOT have to be participating in the contest to vote.

1. Go here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342343.0.

2. Pick the most cool/awesome/creative/fun/fantabulous container. Yes, this is subjective- that's part of the fun!

3. Send me (freestyle) AND Tero a PM with the number and title of the entry sometime between now and Sunday, March 28. The winner will be announced Sunday evening.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 28, 2010 07:40:43 AM
Just a reminder that CONTEST VOTING CLOSES TODAY!! Please send in your votes ASAP in order to be counted! I will post the winner this evening!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on March 28, 2010 07:19:46 PM
CONTEST RESULTS!!!

Here we go with the results of the whimsie contest!!

TIED for 3rd place...

The whimsie binder book by quaggy and the robot by beckashell!






In 2nd place...

The light-up cupcake by MadGypsy!

(http://s464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/freestyle_craft/?action=view&current=whimsiecupcake2.jpg)


And taking 1st place and the winner of the whimsie lamp...


...


...


SlyFox, with the whimsey book!




A terrific job to everyone, and thank you so much for participating and voting! This gallery ROCKED!!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: murbeck on March 29, 2010 09:24:19 AM
Congrats SlyFox!!!!!

I was totally torn between the Cupcake and the Whimsy Book.  I wound up just having to pick one, though I will not say which  ;)


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: AlternaWidget on March 29, 2010 12:29:11 PM
Again, congratulations to SlyFox!
This has been a really nice, friendly, and fun swap.
I did notice one thing, though. There were very few "jars" used, exactly, and none in the contest. Maybe this should be a "Creative Container of Whimsies" swap - a "CCoW"? Just a thought.
THANKS again to everyone, especially Freestyle and Tero!!


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: lylacfey on March 30, 2010 05:21:13 AM
Congratulations SlyFox!!!!!

I couldn't vote. I loved them all, especially my record purse by Beeker. :) I was so torn and it was hard. This time everyone went all out. I thought last Whimsy swap was amazing. Congratulations to all.


Title: Re: Jar of Whimsies 7 (sign-ups 12/30-1/9; Send-outs by 3/1)
Post by: freestyle on May 02, 2010 05:40:12 PM
Anyone ready for the next round?

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346245.0