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Title: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 18, 2010 12:21:41 PM
Gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354384.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354384.0)


Swap name: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap
(SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Sign-up date range: June 18 to June 28th
Date to send item by: August 30th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

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
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is for anyone that likes mushrooms! Whether you collect mushroom themed items, adore the vintage 70’s mushroom kitchen décor, or live for stalking the wild chanterelles and morels in their native habitat.  :D
  
Minimum requirements for this swap are 2 medium items and one small.

If you want to join this swap you MUST post in the swap thread once a week to check in (yes, I will keep track  ;) ). Flakers will not be tolerated.

To participate, please fill out the following questionnaire and send it to the organizer (Wildfyre):

preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '_____________________________________________________________')


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap

Craftster username

Email address

Your real name

Mailing address including the country (please enter it exactly as it would appear on a mailing label)

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)

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Do you have any allergies?
Do you live in a household with any possible allergens (pets, smokers, incense, etc)?
Do you have a wist? If so, please provide it.
Do you have a Blog or website?
What mushroom themes do you like best? (70’s retro mushrooms, 60’s tie dye psychedelic, fairy tale / cute and cuddly, harvesting/culinary/medicinal use, or ??)
What crafts do you do?
Is there anything you would really like to receive?
Is there anything that you DO NOT want to receive?
Anything else you would like your partner to know?

preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '______________________________________________________________________')


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


// Link to Swap FAQs \\\\\
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.0)

// Swap Information Guide \\\\\
https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html)

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

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

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


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/25/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 18, 2010 12:22:10 PM
Approved Swappers:
1: Wildfyre
2: blupaisan
3: CraftyStoner
4: amusedcreations
5: humboldtcherry
6: Poosel - welcome first time swapper!  :D
7: riffsrevenge
8: sillysmushyhippocake
9: brokenporcelaindoll
10: janiegrrl - welcome first time swapper!  :D
11: DanniQuee
12: leashhh
13: AlphaBrett - welcome first time swapper!  :D
14: torilimcadle
15: crazyalien8
16: Tero

Partners:

Wildfyre - Tero
janiegrrl- torilimcadle
AlphaBrett - riffsrevenge
bluepaisan - brokenporcelaindoll
humboldtcherry - crazyalien8
CraftyStoner - leashhh
DanniQuee- Poosel
sillysmushyhippocake - amusedcreations
CraftyStoner - crazyalien8


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: greenfaerie on June 18, 2010 02:06:00 PM
Highly highly considering!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Torrent on June 18, 2010 02:35:29 PM
I love to hunt mushrooms! I will definitely think about this.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 18, 2010 02:41:18 PM
I know that initially it was suggested as a swap for people who collect the retro mushroom stuff. But I wanted to expand it to include all mushroom themes :)

My husband and I both grew up hunting edible mushrooms, he loves picking Chantrelles on his parents property. Plus we occasionally grow Shiitake mushroom kits indoors. I'm also redecorating my entire kitchen in the vintage mushroom theme.. like the "Merry Mushroom" line that was so popular in the 70's etc.

Anyone else do spore prints with mushrooms as a kid?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: dustyfro on June 18, 2010 02:56:25 PM
Oh my God, my parents had that exact cookie jar in our kitchen!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 18, 2010 03:04:13 PM
Oh my God, my parents had that exact cookie jar in our kitchen!
I have been driving all over the Pacific Northwest looking for that kind of stuff at thrift stores  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: gamemom42 on June 18, 2010 04:08:12 PM
I know that initially it was suggested as a swap for people who collect the retro mushroom stuff. But I wanted to expand it to include all mushroom themes :)


Anyone else do spore prints with mushrooms as a kid?

Sure did! 

I was going to go lite on the swaps for the summer, but I think this one will prove irresistible.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: fluffybaka on June 18, 2010 04:43:42 PM
Man, if I wasn't already in 2 swaps, plus my 2 personal swaps, I would be all over this.  Hopefully I can get some stuff knocked out before the 28th, and then maybe I can join.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: greenfaerie on June 18, 2010 04:48:26 PM
I did the spore prints!  Some of my happiest childhood memories are of me and my mother picking the giant mushrooms that grew in our yard after rainfalls, stomping them, or doing spore prints. :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: dustyfro on June 18, 2010 04:53:15 PM
Try The Dalles.  I'm sure that's where it ended up if it wasn't broken.  There are also many on ebay.  I kind of raced there to see if there was one.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on June 18, 2010 04:57:18 PM
I've been lurking the info board for this one. Mushrooms are one of my favorite things. <3 I sent in my questionnaire.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on June 18, 2010 06:34:19 PM
Sent in my questionnaire.  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 18, 2010 06:41:57 PM
Sent in my questionnaire.  ;D

Approved!  :D

Wow, we're up to 4 swappers already. I'm excited!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 18, 2010 07:53:04 PM
Damn!  ANOTHER swap I wanna join and NO slots to do it with....well, I have ONE slot open and there are already 2 swaps currently jockeying for that position: FOC wist swap, jar of whimsies, and now FUNGUS shows up...*sigh*  I will have to wait for round 2 on this one, unless a swap slot magically frees up before the 28th.  Have fun everyone :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: aisy on June 18, 2010 08:59:08 PM
im sending three swap packages tomorrow-i hope i get feedback in time because i wanna join the thirteen days of halloween and this one-halloween and mushrooms are two of my favorite things!!! (and no, i dont mean the magic kind of mushrooms that you find in poop)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: dharma_rebel on June 18, 2010 11:06:29 PM
How do you do spore prints? I have so many mushrooms in my yard, and I want to do them with my daughter.

As soon as I get a couple swaps out the door, I'll be signing up for this. I'm at my personal limit.  ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: blupaisan on June 19, 2010 08:09:49 AM
we have had sooo much rain here for the past two weeks that shrooms have taken over my back yard.  i love to bounce them.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 19, 2010 08:53:32 AM
How do you do spore prints? I have so many mushrooms in my yard, and I want to do them with my daughter.


Here is a good article about it :)
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/spore_print.html (http://www.mushroomexpert.com/spore_print.html)

Another fun mushroom project with kids is growing a mushroom kit :) I buy the Shiitake kits from here http://fungiperfecti.com/kits/indoor.html/ (http://fungiperfecti.com/kits/indoor.html/) and they also have fun ones made specifically for kids  :D They're really easy to grow too! Some are pretty much foolproof.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: dharma_rebel on June 19, 2010 09:33:53 AM
Thanks for the resources, Wildfyre! I have a crafty idea forming...

I will check out some of the kids' shroom kits, too. Marley LOVES gardening, and growing her own food.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on June 19, 2010 10:22:32 AM
 :D I've done a couple spore prints in my life. But a couple years ago, the first time I went out to my boyfriends place... way out in the country. It had been raining a ton recently and his yard had a couple huge ones (And By huge I mean HUGE. You know how they say everything grows bigger out in the country? Like 8 inches in diameter.) We plucked it off it's stem and played Frisbee with it. XD After a few tosses back and forth it kind of exploded on someone. The next week they were EVERYWHERE. None of them large enough to be worthy of a game of Frisbee though.

I also have really fond memories of going with my mom and dad to pick Morels. I miss those days. I haven't gone picking in a couple of years. I'd really love to sometime. I'd like to learn more about edible mushrooms in general.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: psychonmemphis on June 19, 2010 12:25:51 PM
i am so tempted to join! i have that canister it is huge, i also have a few small ones and a tea pot, i paid 50 cent for mine lol


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: yellie on June 19, 2010 04:35:50 PM
i have that cookie jar  :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: riffsrevenge on June 19, 2010 05:17:44 PM
Sent in my info. yayyy!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: cyberxtrash on June 19, 2010 07:15:49 PM
I'm innnnnn!!! :D:D:D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: spicytaco on June 20, 2010 06:58:24 AM
I love mushrooms. yay! I had to laugh at the spore print comments, cause in my university mycology class we had to do them. Alas, I've a trip coming up to prepare for, which will include lots of crafting. Plus I'm in one swap at the moment. Have fun!!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Avi on June 20, 2010 02:57:29 PM
That jar set is still sitting in our kitchen :) My grandmother's mother gave it to her I believe. Saw it on the main page and freaked out, I love them so much!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on June 20, 2010 08:23:01 PM
Man I would LOVE to join in this swap.....Have to think about this one. I just took on two slots in the kids swap and I am in the whimsies one too.....ummmmmmmmm


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Bellazeus on June 20, 2010 08:51:50 PM
Arghhh I would love to do this.. but no swap slots as i have 2 more swaps i already promised to be in!! :(
i hope there is a round 2!!!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on June 20, 2010 10:09:36 PM
Oh no! I love mushrooms and fungus! I'll be stalking this thread and the gallery and wishing I could join in. This better turn out awesome so there'll be another one in the future.  ;D

I don't meet the requirements to join this swap, atm. Unless I get positive feedback on my first swap before the 28th, but that probably won't happen before sign up dates close.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 21, 2010 07:15:04 AM
Well I'm sure we can do a round 2 after this one finishes up. If everyone sends on time and things go relatively smoothly.. I was thinking it might be fun to do a round 2 with sign ups in August and send outs in September. The timing all depends on how this round goes though  :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on June 21, 2010 01:12:28 PM
I am SO signing up for this!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on June 21, 2010 08:09:02 PM
I want to start collecting vintage mushroom canister & tea sets. They are so adorable. My mom, aunt and grandmother had them, but got rid of them years ago. I wish my mom would have kept hers...she would have given them to me. :(


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: riffsrevenge on June 21, 2010 08:16:47 PM
once i saw a super awesome vintage mushroom cookie jar at a church sale and debated if it was worth what it was marked and if i needed a cookie jar and then it was gone.   :'(  Such is life right?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 22, 2010 09:23:06 AM
A friend and I went yard sale-ing this past weekend and found a set of salt and pepper shakers from Sears "Merry Mushroom" line! I was so excited  ;D

It's kind of hard to find them because it seems like they aren't quite old enough to show up in antique stores.. but old enough that not a lot of people still have them around to put them out at yard sales. I'm thinking estate sales and online will be the best bet in hunting for them..


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: aliceownsj00 on June 22, 2010 10:00:22 PM
I'm sure someone else has said this but I'm just popping in to say *LOVE* the name of this swap! If I weren't allergic to mushrooms and steer clear of them completely I'd so do this swap just to have that listed as my swap list :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on June 23, 2010 08:33:31 AM
I sent in my info! I love mushrooms, although I don't enjoy eating them.  ::) It's a texture thing.

I have many a fond memory of tromping through the woods as a kid hunting for toadstool rings and kicking those giant puffball mushrooms. I'd collect the really cool ones to do spore prints, but I don't think that I kept any of them. I suppose I'll have to drag the DH into the woods and make some new ones. :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: blupaisan on June 24, 2010 07:14:42 AM
found an incredible treasure at the thrift store yesterday, but I wont say what it is, 'cause I hope to use it as an extra in this swap.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on June 24, 2010 09:40:51 AM
I want to hit some thrift stores this weekend to see what treasures I can find.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 24, 2010 11:57:27 AM
I stopped by Shipwreck Beads last week and found some fantastic mushroomy stuff :) Hoping to do some thrift store shopping this weekend too  :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: gamemom42 on June 24, 2010 12:06:48 PM
I'm sad to say I won't be able to sign up for this wonderful swap.  I will; however, be watching and waiting for your awesome gallery and hoping for a round 2.  Have fun mushroom lovers!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on June 25, 2010 08:41:47 PM
are swaps addicting?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on June 25, 2010 10:34:55 PM
Very addicting! ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: amusedcreations on June 25, 2010 11:36:06 PM
Can't wait to start! :) I have a million ideas floating around in my head.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 26, 2010 10:34:01 AM
Just a reminder, sign ups close Monday evening at 5pm PST. So only a couple more days to get signed up if you want to join  :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: dharma_rebel on June 26, 2010 12:44:27 PM
alright, so I signed up for the IYP instead of this.  :-[  I'll be watching the gallery and hoping for another round.

Hey, wildfyre - did you know there is a mushroom festival in Lacey next month? It's the 24th and 25th. If you see me, stop me and say hi! I'm the girl with three birds tattooed on her arm. :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 26, 2010 12:55:00 PM
alright, so I signed up for the IYP instead of this.  :-[  I'll be watching the gallery and hoping for another round.

Hey, wildfyre - did you know there is a mushroom festival in Lacey next month? It's the 24th and 25th. If you see me, stop me and say hi! I'm the girl with three birds tattooed on her arm. :)

Oh that's right! We always want to go but then something comes up :p This year I am going!  ;D I have a visitor from the Little Visitor's Swap too.. this would be a great thing for her scrapbook :) Do you have a booth or something there?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: dharma_rebel on June 26, 2010 05:06:14 PM
alright, so I signed up for the IYP instead of this.  :-[  I'll be watching the gallery and hoping for another round.

Hey, wildfyre - did you know there is a mushroom festival in Lacey next month? It's the 24th and 25th. If you see me, stop me and say hi! I'm the girl with three birds tattooed on her arm. :)

Oh that's right! We always want to go but then something comes up :p This year I am going!  ;D I have a visitor from the Little Visitor's Swap too.. this would be a great thing for her scrapbook :) Do you have a booth or something there?

No, I've just always had this crazy fantasy that someone somewhere will walk up to me and say "aren't you on Craftster?". I know. Totally nerdy.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: torilimcadle on June 27, 2010 06:44:37 AM
I just sent in my questions last night, and I'm so excited about this swap!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: AlphaBrett on June 27, 2010 08:53:09 AM
First swap so excited!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on June 28, 2010 04:06:19 AM
I'm looking forward to this so much!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on June 28, 2010 04:27:59 AM
Got my first swap completed just in time! Sent in questionnaire just now. This is going to be awesome!  8)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on June 28, 2010 06:32:14 AM
I've been kicking around all sorts of ideas and having to keep myself from starting anything. :D I'm excited for partners!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: AlphaBrett on June 28, 2010 06:41:06 AM
I've been kicking around all sorts of ideas and having to keep myself from starting anything. :D I'm excited for partners!

I know I was tempted all day yesterday too!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on June 28, 2010 06:59:41 AM
Woohoo! Almost partner time! ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 28, 2010 07:10:17 AM
Ok, last chance to sign up :) I really need one more swapper to make it even for partnering. 10 more hours until sign ups close...  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: gamemom42 on June 28, 2010 07:12:47 AM
Ok, last chance to sign up :) I really need one more swapper to make it even for partnering. 10 more hours until sign ups close...  ;D

Grrr.... I almost made it.  My packages in the 4.95 swap will be ( according to usps) delivered today.  If only I could have mailed them last Thursday instead of Friday. 


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on June 28, 2010 08:13:00 AM
OK  :D I caved. I have been crafting mushrooms in my sleep and there are too many Craftster crushes for me in this one not to play. :)
It's summer, what else is there to do but craft right? :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 28, 2010 05:27:29 PM
Sign Ups are CLOSED! I'm off to partner everyone up :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUP 6/18/10-6/28/10 ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 28, 2010 05:30:02 PM


Grrr.... I almost made it.  My packages in the 4.95 swap will be ( according to usps) delivered today.  If only I could have mailed them last Thursday instead of Friday. 

There will be a round 2 if you aren't able to finish up your swap fast enough for this one :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on June 28, 2010 10:48:44 PM
 ;D Yay! Partners soon! I can't wait to get crafting. However, I have tons of mushroom stuff that I've already made to throw in as extras. :D Oh whoever I get I think we need to agree to spoil this one extra hardcore.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 29, 2010 07:58:35 AM
Ok, I think I have everyone partnered. I'll go through and double check everything one last time and then start PM'ing everyone the info :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on June 29, 2010 08:09:44 AM
;D Yay! Partners soon! I can't wait to get crafting. However, I have tons of mushroom stuff that I've already made to throw in as extras. :D Oh whoever I get I think we need to agree to spoil this one extra hardcore.

I have a bunch of extras completed, too! :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on June 29, 2010 10:04:03 AM
Yay partners! ;D Now if only I didn't have to work tonight... :(


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 29, 2010 10:16:58 AM
Partners are posted!

I hope everyone is reasonably happy :) Please remember to post in the swap thread weekly, and keep in touch with your partner. If you have any problems or you don't hear from your partner for a long period of time please let me know immediately.

We have several new swappers plus I noticed that some people didn't have Wists and had very little info in their profile. It is by no means a requirement to have a Wists account. But please remember that your Craftster profile is one of the main ways that your partner learns about you so they can figure out what to make. So the more information you give them by posting your favorite projects, etc.. the more likely you are to get a swap package that you adore :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on June 29, 2010 04:45:58 PM
DanniQuee:
I'm so "shroomely" excited!!! I apologize for not having a wist....I should definitely start one. I love your wist list....mine would be totally similar. I have included a sneak peak picture for you.  ;D



Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on June 29, 2010 08:05:52 PM
Omg... *squeeeeee!!!*

You should totally make a wist! It's one of those things that is way more fun than you would expect it to be. Hence why mine grew to be so out of hand.  ::)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on June 30, 2010 01:10:36 AM
OMG, I'm brainstorming right now and flushing ideas out. This is going to be awesome, I'm super happy to have received a second partner! More awesome stuff to make! Definitely going to spoil as much as I can for both.

And everyone should have a wist, because that helps sooo much!  :D



Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on June 30, 2010 02:37:40 AM
The wist does help.... and so does communication! Hardcore.



Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on June 30, 2010 04:31:11 AM
I've already got so many ideas whirling around my brain - this is going to be so much fun!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 30, 2010 07:06:03 AM
It took me forever to make a Wist.. and now I just love them :) It's a lot of help for keeping track of all the random things I spot on the web and think "Ooooh! I should make/buy that someday!"

I'm housesitting for my Mom right now and she's going to kill me because I've added a wists button to the browser on every computer ;D Maybe I can get her to make one! Haha


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: blupaisan on June 30, 2010 03:54:40 PM
i melted into a puddle recently while adding to my wist for this swap...
it has been fun to see my partner's wist.  very helpful to see pics of what styles she enjoys...


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on June 30, 2010 08:31:10 PM
I love mushrooms! I love to eat them, collect them, wear them! ( the only exception are the ones that grow on cow pies :o )


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 01, 2010 01:54:38 AM
I've been having so much fun planning - already got some supplies on order, and already feeling inspired!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 01, 2010 04:04:54 AM
This weekend, I'm planning on doing some bleach tie-dye testing on some really lovely cotton fabric.

 I wonder if arrowhead bottle caps would work in place of marbles. :o


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: torilimcadle on July 01, 2010 08:04:20 PM
I've started crafting, and my gosh!  It is so fun!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: riffsrevenge on July 03, 2010 01:17:37 PM
yay ordered supplies! can't wait!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on July 03, 2010 05:36:06 PM
I'm drafting my ideas and gathering supplies. :) I have the feeling I'm going to have a hard time not wanting to keep all of the stuff.  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 03, 2010 06:00:56 PM
I'm drafting my ideas and gathering supplies. :) I have the feeling I'm going to have a hard time not wanting to keep all of the stuff.  :D

I am thinking the same thing Danni :) I keep trying to come up with enough craft time to make two of everything LOL


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 03, 2010 09:43:02 PM
Found the best fabric today. I almost hate to cut it up!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: leashhh on July 04, 2010 04:17:06 PM
checking in! Have everything planned out, just need to start =]


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 04, 2010 04:24:50 PM
Making progress on the first item!  My partner was kind enough to expand her wist with some shroom-themed things and it really gave me an idea of her tastes.   ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 05, 2010 07:48:27 AM
Oh man, I finally completed a super hard take home final exam. Now I can freely dive into crafting without feeling guilty. But first, time for a really long nap.  :D


humboldtcherry: I love the sound of fantastic fabric!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 05, 2010 12:45:52 PM
Thank you!! ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 05, 2010 05:01:13 PM
I have two swaps to finish up before I go all out.... but I keep finding myself wandering into mushroom craft land.

I really shouldn't be letting myself do that... but it's too tempting. I've got a couple of smalls done already.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on July 05, 2010 06:17:22 PM
I can't wait to start crafting again. Tomorrow we'll find out about the status of our apartment.

DanniQuee: Chances are not slim that we are making the same things for each other  ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: torilimcadle on July 05, 2010 07:20:31 PM
Just checking in!

I'm still crafting away  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 05, 2010 07:37:24 PM
I'm so sad I couldn't join this one but I still don't have an open spot! Soon. Too late for mushroomies though :'(

I've seen about 15 of those alone and at least 5 full sets over the past 2 years, they are everywhere here!

There WILL be a round 2 as soon as we get this one wrapped up :)

And wow! I guess it's just our thrift stores that are all picked over for shroom stuff  :P


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 05, 2010 07:45:44 PM
Nope not just yours. LOL As someone who saw many many much merry mushrooms just a few months ago...now that I am looking for it.. :/

I WILL find it though, I am now on a quest. :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: AlphaBrett on July 06, 2010 11:17:46 AM
I've been crafting non-stop since I got my partner! I hope to send out this week. *excitment*


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 06, 2010 06:44:27 PM
O.O woah. That's -super- early.

I'm going to enjoy having almost a whole month to craft. Because I get into different moods, so sometimes I'm feeling edgy and try something out that wouldn't have normally made it into my idea box. Or maybe I'm just a procrastinator. XD


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 07, 2010 03:39:16 AM
I'm looking forward to a good, long crafting time.  My supplies I ordered just arrived this morning and I am SO EXCITED!  Nothing quite so full of potential and loveliness as uncut fabric, clean blank paper or tightly wound thread.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: blupaisan on July 07, 2010 08:17:14 AM
I feel like Eyore.  Nothing is going right. My first two big projects failed.  I have to tiny successes, but I need to come up with a third replacement idea for my bigger one.  Woe is me.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 07, 2010 07:08:00 PM
I was in Shipwreck Beads today looking for supplies for a different swap and found these - http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/search/mushroom/searchType/and/orderBy/sku/itemsPerPage/20/page/4/item/MS130-12 (http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/search/mushroom/searchType/and/orderBy/sku/itemsPerPage/20/page/4/item/MS130-12) I just had to post because I thought they were gorgeous! My husband thinks I'm nuts. I never realized how many mushroom things are out there until I really started looking  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 08, 2010 06:18:33 AM
ooohhhh Those are beautiful !! It is funny how once you tune into something it shows up all around you. Maybe we should have a money swap. LOL

I wanted to try something with a real mushroom for this swap but didn't have the heart to pick one that I wasn't going to eat. LOL I know, I am silly.

Well, I went out to my garden yesterday for dinner and there by my beans was a mushroom that had already been picked just laying there waiting for me. LOL Lets hope the tiny project turns out. :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on July 08, 2010 07:06:01 AM
I'm going to start crafting this weekend. So excited!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 08, 2010 09:58:33 PM
I did a test run of bleach tie dying today - the outcome was fantastic! I'm going to do a bigger batch tonight so I can start contruction this weekend for my bigger items!  :D

Busted out some polymer last night, and baked some awesome stuff too.

EDIT: Did the big section of cloth. It's great. I'm flipping ecstatic!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 09, 2010 12:26:24 AM
I am still working on mah zelda swap... last minute busting. But tomorrow I get to go to Joanne's and look for fabric.... I am hoping to find something awesome....


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 09, 2010 09:11:42 AM
I have a stash of old zippers and have been wondering what I could do with them.  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 09, 2010 01:10:30 PM

I wanted to try something with a real mushroom for this swap but didn't have the heart to pick one that I wasn't going to eat. LOL I know, I am silly.


I think of picking a mushroom like picking an apple.. you're just picking the fruit. The actual "plant" itself is still fine and dandy underground or in the wood or whatever it's growing in  ;D I figure they don't mind of I borrow one or two for a craft project now and then. I always put it in the compost bin when I'm done so it can spread it's spores outside. Last fall I counted over a dozen different species of mushroom on our tiny almost-acre!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 09, 2010 02:43:46 PM

I wanted to try something with a real mushroom for this swap but didn't have the heart to pick one that I wasn't going to eat. LOL I know, I am silly.


I think of picking a mushroom like picking an apple.. you're just picking the fruit. The actual "plant" itself is still fine and dandy underground or in the wood or whatever it's growing in  ;D I figure they don't mind of I borrow one or two for a craft project now and then. I always put it in the compost bin when I'm done so it can spread it's spores outside. Last fall I counted over a dozen different species of mushroom on our tiny almost-acre!

WOW I just learned my thing for today. I had no idea LOL Guess I dont mind being the swap idiot if it means I learn something. LOL

That is beyond cool that you have so many different kinds in your yard. I loved living in Germany because they had so many different kinds there too. You should start taking photos of all of your different mushrooms :) Thanks for the info now...off to read up on this plant I like so much.....


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 09, 2010 02:56:52 PM
Recycled zippers here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woolly_fabulous/
check out her mushrooms too. In fact, if you look in my flickr faves you'll find many wonderful mushrooms. There are some mushroom groups there too wtih thousands of images of crafts. My favourite site, that flickr.

WOW thank you so much for sharing this link. I totally got lost in her work. WOW :) All of those pictures make me over the top happy. :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 09, 2010 09:11:44 PM
In case anyone was looking for mushroom festivals in their area, there are some great lists of clubs and festivals by state here-

http://www.mykoweb.com/na_mycos.html#apm1_14 (http://www.mykoweb.com/na_mycos.html#apm1_14)

and here

http://thegreatmorel.com/info.html#clubs (http://thegreatmorel.com/info.html#clubs)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 09, 2010 10:27:44 PM
Swap related/unrelated. I found some cute fabric todaaay. But guess what?

 o.o I bought a sewing machine today. And I am super happy about this because now I can do more things for my swaps. :3  I am excited for the both of my partners.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 10, 2010 01:25:56 AM
New sewing machines rooooock. I just pulled out mine today, and will probably be crafting all weekend.

Got some watercolor paper I had in my storage unit, went to Joann's to get some metal bits for... things (shhh) and extra fabric. My paints are on standby, and so is my mod podge.

I think I'm only missing one item that I need to go searching for, and I'll have all my supplies.  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: blupaisan on July 10, 2010 06:51:43 AM
finally had a wonderful success


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 10, 2010 09:47:28 AM
I spent all afternoon working on _________. It turned out perfect! Now back to my needle and thread. ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: amusedcreations on July 10, 2010 06:11:34 PM
I'm just doing my weekly check in! I got my supplies but I'm waiting to do serious crafting next week during my week long vacation! I have so many ideas and can't wait to get started. :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 11, 2010 12:13:04 PM
I love all the tiny hints everyone is throwing out there. I CAN NOT WAIT to start seeing the gallery :)

My partner actually taught me something.....BIG turn on Wildfrye ;)

SO last night I dreamt of mushrooms LOL I have always been attracted to the mushrooms themselves, drawing them, eating them etc. I was surprised to find out how little I actually knew about the plant and the structure of it. LOL I am hooked now for sure.

Great swap !!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on July 12, 2010 08:16:06 AM
I had an ecology professor assistant. who was doing his masters on mushroom stuff....I always thought that was kind of cool.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 12, 2010 10:00:37 AM
Just started on item number 3 - number 2 is still partway done but I needed a break!  Number 3 is something newish for me, but so far it is going REALLY well :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 13, 2010 03:26:23 AM
95% complete on a large project and I'm so jealous, I need to make one for myself.  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on July 13, 2010 06:09:33 AM
Found some adorable fungus-related goodies while out yesterday and got them for my partner!  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 13, 2010 08:25:48 AM
I'm really happy with the way things are going with this swap. The mushroomy-ness just seems to fall into place! ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: riffsrevenge on July 13, 2010 08:15:39 PM
1 medium done  ;D, one small in the works  ;D, one meduim waiting for supplies  >:( (though tracking my package my supplies should be here tomorrow or friday  :D)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 14, 2010 07:11:32 AM
I got to get started on my packages yesterday. Finished one thing. Started another.

I went through Joannes the other day and could not find -any- mushroom stuff. I plan on hitting up hobby lobby this week. But that is just ridiculous.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on July 14, 2010 07:42:23 AM
So far I've finished two smalls and am halfway done with a medium. I have a med/large item planned and have an extra waiting to hitch a ride in the box.  :D

My poor fingers are tired of making mushrooms... ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: amusedcreations on July 16, 2010 02:12:38 PM
My poor sweet sewing machine died right before I started on a few of my ideas. RIP Bessie. I bought her replacement, Charlie, and getting the hang of him before diving back into the swing of things.

My small(s) are done, now onto my medium(s). lol. I know it's going right when I don't want to give up what I've made. :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: riffsrevenge on July 16, 2010 04:08:21 PM
i don't know what i would do if my sewing machine died.. probably cry cause I would have to save alot to get a new one (My mom got mine for $25 at a garage sale! hehe)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: blupaisan on July 16, 2010 06:48:13 PM
je suis finis!  I will be sending out tomorrow if I can find the right box.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 16, 2010 08:33:05 PM
Finished already!?

OMG, I'm probably going to be sending out the last day.  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: AlphaBrett on July 17, 2010 03:41:53 AM
My sewing machine died a month ago and I still can't afford a replacement, I need to be scouring yard sales!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 17, 2010 07:33:51 AM
Be sure to let me know when you send so I can start up a gallery

I won't be sending until the send out date because I want to attend the mushroom festival first and grab some last minute goodies :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 17, 2010 08:41:44 AM
Damn. I am so jealous of the mushroom festival. I won't be sending until the last day either. I can't believe how this month is just sneaking by. I need to get down on some more crafting today.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 17, 2010 10:07:12 AM
I will be sending out at the last min too. Throwing a baby shower has taken my shipping money until the next pay check.
However I am beyond happy with what I have gathered and so very proud of the latest project I am working on. :) Wish I could share it early.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 17, 2010 01:11:41 PM
Eek!  I definitely need the full crafting period - Some of the crafts I do I am good at... but SLOW at!  ;D

Crafting is goping well, though.  I've finished the ____ ___, made one of the ____ ____ _________ I intend to make up, half-done some _____ that I'm going to use to make a cute _________ ___ and I'll finished the __________ ___ _____ as soon as I get some more supplies in.  ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 18, 2010 03:25:10 AM
Doodee doo, finished two large projects for each of my partners. A set of ______, and a ________.  Now I gotta do some measuring and I can finish two more large projects tomorrow, or at least get most of them completed.  :D

*EDITS*

I think a seam ripper is the only object allowed both in heaven and hell.  >:(


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 18, 2010 08:00:17 AM

I think a seam ripper is the only object allowed both in heaven and hell.  >:(


LOL it is a bitter sweet tool isn't it. LOL I had never really thought on what a double edge sword it was really. Usually too emotional while using it.

Wishing more of the heaven than hell for you..hugs :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 18, 2010 04:21:04 PM

I think a seam ripper is the only object allowed both in heaven and hell.  >:(


LOL it is a bitter sweet tool isn't it. LOL I had never really thought on what a double edge sword it was really. Usually too emotional while using it.

Wishing more of the heaven than hell for you..hugs :)
Thankyouthank you, everything's going fine after a long long nap.  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 18, 2010 11:04:13 PM
I love my seam ripper! I hate that I need a seam ripper! It's a love/hate relationship.  :-\


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: leashhh on July 19, 2010 10:03:05 AM
I have everything finished, but my partner and I decided to go way beyond the requirements, so im just working on a few little things now..


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 19, 2010 10:26:59 AM
I can't wait to see what everyone is crafting :) This is going to be an awesome gallery!  ;D

We bought our passes to the mushroom festival yesterday, I'm so excited! Like I posted before - there are mushroom festivals all over the country. Most of them tend to be in the fall or early spring so they won't help for this swap, but they're a lot of fun anyway.  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 19, 2010 10:31:15 AM
ohhhh I want to go to a mushroom festival :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: janiegrrl on July 19, 2010 10:44:05 AM
checking in.. :o)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on July 19, 2010 01:28:24 PM
Finished something....yeayyyyyyyy...have to finish the rest. Stupid school taking up all my time. Organic Chemistry is not that easy  :-\


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 19, 2010 01:31:12 PM
Thank you everyone for being so great about checking in! It really helps  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 20, 2010 01:15:58 AM
OMGOMGOMG, I just finished my very first _______, and it turned out fabulous!

Both of my partners have something really freaking awesome, that I need to make a version for myself now.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on July 20, 2010 06:18:56 AM
Sorry I didn't check in last week. I had a craft show this past weekend and I was super busy working on my inventory. My package is almost complete.  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 20, 2010 03:42:30 PM
We have a sender!!

The gallery has been posted - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354384.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354384.0)

Don't forget to get a Delivery Confirmation number when you send! It is required and you need to be sure to PM the DC# to both your partner and me. If you are sending international then you'll need to PM the customs number to me and your partner, or a scanned copy of the receipt.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: blupaisan on July 20, 2010 04:16:35 PM
yay, I mailed out today.  was hoping to get in one last craft, but I could not find the equipment, poo


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on July 20, 2010 04:30:31 PM
I'm watching Modern Marvel right now on the History Channel, and it's about mushrooms and fungi. VERY interesting. Did you guys know that mushrooms make their own Vitamin D?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 20, 2010 04:54:17 PM
I'm watching Modern Marvel right now on the History Channel, and it's about mushrooms and fungi. VERY interesting. Did you guys know that mushrooms make their own Vitamin D?

Oh I love that episode! Fungi are so fascinating :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 21, 2010 03:11:20 PM
I've been having a lot of fun working on one particular item for my partner.  It's something I'm fairly new at, but so far it is turning out so good!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 21, 2010 07:10:45 PM
I'm hoping to try out a new technique on something old. Wish me luck.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 22, 2010 04:55:57 PM
OK so it is official :) I am now painting and redoing the guest bathroom in mushrooms and owls. LOL

I couldn't help it. I will have mushrooms all over the house at this rate. LOL


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on July 22, 2010 07:59:40 PM
mushroom bathrooms are awesome!!! Ernst Haeckel did a sweet mushroom drawing. It looks very scientificy.

Made a whole bunch of large and medium sized shrooms and then some teeeeeeeeeeny tiny ones....and I glued myself to myself ::)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 23, 2010 01:32:43 AM
Went out and bought more stuff to craft with, I've been to JoAnn's three times this week.  :o


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: humboldtcherry on July 25, 2010 12:37:05 PM
I'm finished!! ;) Will be going to the post to pick up a box!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on July 26, 2010 12:55:08 PM
My final item has been giving me some trouble, but after a weekend camping on an island, I'm feeling refreshed and sure I can tackle it this time!  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Poosel on July 27, 2010 04:39:56 PM
Alrighty!
Two small ones done,and then something something for the critters done, the large one about 3/4ths done, three more to go. If everything works out ok, maybe even a fourth one.

Just for fun...when I was watching the Mold and Fungi show on the History Channel, they were saying that the largest fossilized shroom to be found was 25 ft tall. Everybody say: Humongous Fungus Among Us <---it is fun  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 27, 2010 04:42:20 PM
soooo close to being done.  Why does my brain think of a dozen new and awesome package ideas NOW of all times?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on July 27, 2010 05:12:03 PM
Alrighty!
Two small ones done,and then something something for the critters done, the large one about 3/4ths done, three more to go. If everything works out ok, maybe even a fourth one. 

 :o I hope you mean 3 more small items crazy lady! :D

I found some awesome mushrooms on the island we were camping on although I didn't get photos of all of them. I was distracted by the large swarms of mosquitoes who were trying to carry me off to devour me...  :-\


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 27, 2010 05:56:36 PM
Okay. So related/non related. Today. I was working on a ________ ________ for crazyalien while I was in line to get the new Tech N9ne CD autographed. And One of the rappers on the CD liked it so much he gave me his phone number and wants to buy one.

O.O Freakin' cool right?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 28, 2010 09:00:48 AM
I've had numerous people ask if they can send late so I am wondering if I need to extend the send out date one more week to August 6th? Post here and let me know.  :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 28, 2010 09:02:13 AM
Okay. So related/non related. Today. I was working on a ________ ________ for crazyalien while I was in line to get the new Tech N9ne CD autographed. And One of the rappers on the CD liked it so much he gave me his phone number and wants to buy one.

O.O Freakin' cool right?

Awesome! I can wait to see what __________ __________ is  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on July 28, 2010 10:27:55 AM
I'm 99% done with my crafts. Will be sending on the 30th.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 28, 2010 10:41:59 AM
I'm very close to being done, but if time was extended would almost certainly make use of it for making extras and adding special finishing touches


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 7/30/10)
Post by: Tero on July 28, 2010 11:08:11 AM
I would LOVE an extention as I could do some of the more complicated projects I have been wanting to take on :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 28, 2010 02:30:00 PM
Ok, send outs are now August 6th. If you are ready and want to send out the 30th that's great. If you'd rather use the extra time to add some extras, by all means go for it  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Poosel on July 28, 2010 03:44:37 PM
 ;D SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Tero on July 28, 2010 03:45:23 PM
Poosel...you took the word right out of my mouth :)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on July 29, 2010 01:50:49 AM
YEEES!  ;D ;D ;D ;D  I was about to PM and ask if I could send out a day or two late. This means I can go that extra yard and not have to worry about it.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 29, 2010 08:44:11 PM
OMG  OMG, I was just about to email Wildfyre saying that I was going to be sending out late.


I found awesome paints for some stuff for both of my partners, but it turns out it takes at least two days for the paints to harden completely, and I wouldn't have been able to send and have them look really awesome.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 30, 2010 03:11:15 PM
Haha no problem guys. Just be sure we all send on time so I can get this round buttoned up quick and start preparing for round 2  ;D We might have a flaker so it will likely take longer to finish up this round than I'd hoped.  :-\


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on July 30, 2010 09:30:51 PM
Wildfyre - do you think you could put a link to the gallery in the first post, pleeeeese?  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on July 31, 2010 07:44:56 AM
Wildfyre - do you think you could put a link to the gallery in the first post, pleeeeese?  :D

Ooops, yeah, that would have been smart of me  ::)

It's there now  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 31, 2010 08:45:48 AM
You guys seriously need to check out the gallery and see all the lovely things Blupaisan sent me  ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: sillysmushyhippocake on July 31, 2010 09:27:34 PM
Sent my package. So excited for my partner to receive!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on August 02, 2010 01:02:13 PM
After restarting twice and about 6 hours of work my final project is done! I want to make one for myself now, but my fingers need a rest. ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Poosel on August 02, 2010 01:29:19 PM
DanniQuee, I wonder if we have similar things. I wanted to keep some of them for myself too. I had to redo a project as well, using different materials. One sadly didn't work out all that well :'( ...it actually didn't work at all!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Poosel on August 02, 2010 01:31:01 PM
 ;) how about a sneak peek, DanniQuee?


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on August 02, 2010 02:11:14 PM
;) how about a sneak peek, DanniQuee?

Haha, nope! You can wait a few more days, sneaky partner o'mine!  :D

I know we have at least one similar item, although probably not close in physical size. I'm sure there may be another thing or two that's similar too... we'll see soon enough! ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 03, 2010 07:47:53 AM
Totally off-topic but......  Poosel- what is that in your avatar? I've been trying to figure it out all month lol


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Poosel on August 03, 2010 09:26:11 AM
Totally off-topic but......  Poosel- what is that in your avatar? I've been trying to figure it out all month lol

It's a bat embryo  ;D  I'm very much bat obsessed. I volunteer for the Organization of Bat Conservation, and have a tattoo of 2 batsy poos ;D

I think it's some sort of leaf-nosed bat   ??? (the embryo that is) and then a tiny wing, and a HUGE head. It's a side shot...

And the reason my name is Poosel is my puppy's fault. He is a min pin, and his name is Gratch, but I called him Poodle (whenever he was really cute and deserved a pet name) A lot of people got confused by it and kept telling me that he is not a poodle (like I didn't know that), so it morphed into Poosel ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Tero on August 03, 2010 09:46:16 AM
Totally off-topic but......  Poosel- what is that in your avatar? I've been trying to figure it out all month lol

LOL I for one am glad you asked. I have been trying to figure it out myself. :)

Poosel I can see the wing but still having a hard time getting a baby bat out of that. :) It is ubber cool though. :) Your job sounds even better.


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Poosel on August 03, 2010 12:36:26 PM
I hope this makes it a bit clearer ;D



Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Tero on August 03, 2010 04:20:20 PM
awwww I see it now. Thank you for the more detailed pic. Poor baby  :'(


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: StainedMushroom on August 03, 2010 04:23:45 PM
Very cool. Bats need love too. :3



Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on August 03, 2010 04:34:07 PM
You! I completely forgot what that coating stuff you recommended for paint - done everything's except the polymer pieces need some shine and then I can send out!  :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Poosel on August 03, 2010 04:43:39 PM
DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sending out tomorrow....hopefully the honey will bring a big box from work ;D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 05, 2010 07:28:00 AM
Send outs are tomorrow :-) Don't forget!


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: crazyalien8 on August 05, 2010 09:37:56 PM
Finished every this afternoon, took pictures, wrapped and boxed for both partners - ready to send out tomorrow! I'm so excited! :D


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: Wildfyre on August 06, 2010 04:38:44 PM
Don't forget to PM me when you send AND when you receive  ;)


Title: Re: Fungus Among Us! Mushroom Swap (SIGNUPS- CLOSED ; MAIL BY 8/6/10)
Post by: DanniQuee on August 07, 2010 08:22:47 AM
I sent my package out yesterday and am anxiously awaiting my package. The DC says it's out for delivery, but there's nothing in the mailbox or at the door yet and the PO closes in 30 minutes. If it doesn't get here today I'll be one sad girl. :(