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Title: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on August 31, 2010 12:31:41 PM
This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas swap but, feel that the 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.

Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all.  If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.  

Swap name: 12 Days Of Christmas MINI Swap 2010
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: missmoppet
Sign-up date range: from 08/31/10 until 09/21/10
Date to send items by: December 1, 2010
Limited to a certain number of people: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 13 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap

ORIGINAL THREAD DISCUSSION FOR THIS SWAP:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270648.0


I reserve the right to deny any craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
ANY "negative" feedback comments
poor communication in past swaps
consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)


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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES


Details of swap:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items IN the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 12 to 7, for days 6, 5 , 4 & 3 you will make medium items and days , 2, & 1 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

So, the break down will be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 12-7 are small days
Days 6-3 are medium days
Days 2-1 are large days
In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles witha certain size feel free to make an equivilant to the particular size.  For instance, instance instead a medium you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls.  Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgement. Put yourself in your partners shoes and ask yourself if you think youd would be happy with the equivilant of the items they choose. And, if in doubt you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion and if youre still in doubt ask another person in this swap. Anyways, heres the guidelines & being the organizer I would be totally okay for anyone whom wants to send items that are equivilant to the required size for a particular day.  
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

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

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less
You will label the gift individually with the numbers 12-1, so that your partner knows which day is in which package(s). We will start opening the packages on December 14th with the #12 package. Inside would be one small thing until day 6 when they would be mediums. And on and on until on December 25th when you will open the #1 package which is one large item.


The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to missmoppet and all PM's must have the subject line: 12 Days of Christmas MINI Swap 2010.  This makes it easier on me.

2.You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts.  I know some people don’t like to post/check in.  So I’m going to make it fun for everyone.  As every Monday I will post a holiday question.  All you do is answer it and say one of the following:  a) still crafting, b)done crafting  or c)mailed items

3.PM's must be sent to missmoppet and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to missmoppet and your partner.  If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems!!! This is mandatory!

4.When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that they Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap!  If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office

2. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

3. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of they year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

4. Also, if you will be shipping TO a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include any thing that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

5. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be use for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

6. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST. A WIST is a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like. Visit WISTS.com for more info.

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


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on August 31, 2010 12:32:19 PM

Questionnaire to PM to missmoppet:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2010
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergenes in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 5 smaller “wishlist” things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?
Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

*There can be a gray area with these questions Nothing has to be black and white.
*Do you enjoy being in the kitchen/cooking or having someone else cook?
*Do you prefer going to the movie theater or staying in and renting flick?
*Do you prefer being outdoor/nature lover or do you enjoy the concrete jungle?
*Do you prefer sports or anything but?
*Do you enjoy working/having a garden?

Favorite movies:
Favorite HOLIDAY movies:
Favorite music:
Favorite type of Holiday music(carols, religious, classical, etc..):
Favorite TV shows:
Favorite HOLIDAY TV shows:
Favorite books:
Favorite HOLIDAY stories/books:
*Favorite Holiday ANIMAL(s):
*Favorite Animals in general:
*Are there any movies/music/tv shows/books/animals you do NOT like?:

Is there anything that you "collect"?
Your hobbies:
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...)a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)

Is your Christmas in Summer or Winter?
Will you be away from home this Christmas?
Do you have to work during the Holiday or are you on "vacation"?

What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, starts, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes:
*Favorite Candies:
1.
2.
3.

*Favorite Cookies:
1.
2.
3.

*Any other favorite snack food:
1.
2.
3.

Wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband, for example, please note it here.
tshirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*WISTS link?
*Myspace/Facebook?
*Blog link?

*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included:(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...

Do not reply to your questionnaire here, please PM it to missmoppet


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on August 31, 2010 12:33:07 PM
swappers

1.  missmoppet USA
2.  lindyv321  USA
3.  CleanFeelin USA
4.  murbeck  USA
5.  superhooker  USA
6.  sheepblue  USA
7.  rantyhippie  USA
8.  margiej  USA
9.  gatheredthreads CANADA
10. quaggy USA
11. psyche  CANADA
12. wonderwoman1976 USA
13. LimeRiot USA
14. phoenixfiredesigns USA
15. cursive_queen USA
16. InShambles USA
17. juliminustheE  USA
18. beeker  USA
19. SnapsAndDrangons USA
20. Rock Cave Mom  USA
21. koalascout  USA
22. devilxkat  USA flaker
23. thedreamer  CANADA
24. ambermoony USA

partners

We had an odd # of participants so I put all the Canadians together.  Luckily the allergies/allergens worked out for them.  And I thought perhaps, shipping their packages within their own country would keep their shipping costs down as well as shipping time hopefully being quicker too.  I hope everyone is satisfied with partners.  I went with location/allergies/allergens first when partnering.  Then I went with what crafts you could do and what crafts you wanted.  As always, it’s a little difficult when partnering so many people but, I think that everyone will be happy.  Alright, now after my long winded speech behold the partners!!!!

Note:  All status updates such as 'sent', 'recieived', 'contact me immediantly' will be posted in gallery thread.
1.  miss moppet <-> superhooker
2.  lindyv321  <-> quaggy
3.  sheep blue  <-> wonderwoman1976
4.  Phoenixfiredesigns <-> rantyhippie
5.  cursive_queen <-> juliminustheE
6.  In Shambles <-> LimeRiot
7.  beeker  <-  ->  murbeck
8.  Rock Cave Mom  <-> CleanFeelin
9.  koala scout  <-> SnapsAndDrangons
10. devilxkat ambermoony  <-> margiej
11. Psyche ->  the dreamer -> gathered threads -> Psyche


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on August 31, 2010 02:20:50 PM
sending my info now!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: RubyRain on August 31, 2010 08:17:44 PM
I was hoping this would happen again since it was such fun 2 yrs ago when I did it.
One question: do ALL the small items need to be hand crafted or can they be bought items like stickers, ornaments, craft supplies, chocolates, smaller fun items, etc that the recipient likes?

When I did this last time I think 9 of the 12 days needed to be crafted and the other days were your choice of crafted or bought. (Yep, I looked back in the old thread and it was 75% crafted)
Just checking.
Thanks!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 01, 2010 02:32:03 AM
I was hoping this would happen again since it was such fun 2 yrs ago when I did it.
One question: do ALL the small items need to be hand crafted or can they be bought items like stickers, ornaments, craft supplies, chocolates, smaller fun items, etc that the recipient likes?

When I did this last time I think 9 of the 12 days needed to be crafted and the other days were your choice of crafted or bought. (Yep, I looked back in the old thread and it was 75% crafted)
Just checking.
Thanks!

Oh i forgot to put that!  Thanks for mentioning it.   Yes, its 75% crafted & 25% store bought.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: SaralaAnne on September 01, 2010 05:00:24 AM
I'll have to see how busy I am during the end of the sign ups, but I would love to do this!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 01, 2010 09:13:16 AM
Wow, that was a serious questionnaire!!!!  Fabulous!  I finally finished it and sent it in  :)  This has got me in such a good mood... despite the fact that I'm now waaaaaay behind on work, LOL!!!!  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: klum78 on September 01, 2010 10:29:57 AM
Ah, now I can get behind this version of the 12 Days swap.  I love the idea of the full swap but don't think I can handle it.  Will think on this a bit longer before sending in my sign up.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 01, 2010 10:33:47 AM
I am soo intrigued by this one.  I will probably sign up, but not until the last day seeing as my life is insane until then.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: RubyRain on September 01, 2010 10:47:21 AM
I'm definitely in on this-just need to find some time when I can do the questionnaire without kids hitting the buttons!  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 01, 2010 01:43:51 PM
I'm about 90% sure I'll be joining in...I just want to finish up my other swaps, in a symbolic gesture...

I always start thinking of christmas in September! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 01, 2010 01:54:29 PM
For those of you thinking about this swap, why not just grab the questionaire and fill it out while you think about it.  You know you want to.   ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 01, 2010 02:18:44 PM
Yes, Please come craft with us everyone!

I already have an idea for a large I just need partners so I can do it to their tastes.  I was browsing online for Christmas ideas too and now have a file full of links.  I am so ready to get going on this.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 01, 2010 02:43:21 PM
Yay, Superhooker!!!!  ;D

and for those of you waiting till the end of signups, make sure you keep an eye on the swap since there's a limit.  don't want you to miss your opportunity, but at the same time- I HOPE IT FILLS UP FAST so we can get partners!  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: Opaka on September 01, 2010 05:11:34 PM
Okay, I really would love to do this!  I love the idea of getting something each day before Christmas.  I have to finish up another swap though so hopefully there will be room left when I do!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: AlyssaKnits on September 01, 2010 05:27:24 PM
i'm excited  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: koalascout on September 01, 2010 08:05:20 PM
will probably join have to finish up a couple of swaps first will fill out questionaire in the mean time




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 02, 2010 06:50:00 AM
Yay, Superhooker!!!!  ;D

and for those of you waiting till the end of signups, make sure you keep an eye on the swap since there's a limit.  don't want you to miss your opportunity, but at the same time- I HOPE IT FILLS UP FAST so we can get partners!  :D

Hey Murbeck!!!  I'm so glad you're back for more christmas awesomeness!!!
Thanks for the advice about the sign ups...I didn't notice that there was a limit!  I sent in my info last night, I don't want to miss out!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 02, 2010 12:28:54 PM
OMG- I just looked at the 2008 gallery and am now even more psyched!!!!!!!!!!!!!

here it is if anyone else wants a gander:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282443.0


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 02, 2010 04:59:00 PM
Ugh, when I first saw this I thought to myself "you don't need to do it....school is going to be wayyyy crazy....no seriously, you shouldn't do it..." and then I went away.......and now I'm back. And thinking....12 is doable right? Maybe? I'll have to think. I shouldn't but I will be thinking.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 02, 2010 06:31:35 PM
Ugh, when I first saw this I thought to myself "you don't need to do it....school is going to be wayyyy crazy....no seriously, you shouldn't do it..." and then I went away.......and now I'm back. And thinking....12 is doable right? Maybe? I'll have to think. I shouldn't but I will be thinking.

C'mon sheepBlue!!! sign up!!  we could totally have a crafting party! (if you get a day off in the next 4 months! ;D)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 02, 2010 06:40:14 PM
C'mon SheepBlue it's super LONG crafting period!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 02, 2010 07:06:20 PM
Ugh, when I first saw this I thought to myself "you don't need to do it....school is going to be wayyyy crazy....no seriously, you shouldn't do it..." and then I went away.......and now I'm back. And thinking....12 is doable right? Maybe? I'll have to think. I shouldn't but I will be thinking.

C'mon sheepBlue!!! sign up!!  we could totally have a crafting party! (if you get a day off in the next 4 months! ;D)

You're totally to blame for this reconsidering too LOL. I stalk your wists sometimes when i'm bored because it's so massive and crazy cool and happened to noticed that you signed up. *sigh* A crafty party sounds so fun...

I feel beaten down by all the peer pressure

LOL. Just kidding. I'm already starting on the questionnaire so I'm pretty much in I think.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 02, 2010 07:41:40 PM
Aw man, I don't remember the questionnaire being this crazy intense before (I'm sure it was). I'm going to get some sleep and keep chugging along in the morning. Don't fill up without me!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on September 02, 2010 09:46:08 PM
I've tried filli ng out this questionnaire about 5 time today, and keep locking up the computer and it says Windows Internet Explorer Not Responding>  Anyone know what I am doing wrong, and how to get it to respond without turning the computer off and losing all the filled out stuff????  It is about to drive me crazy!!!!  I seem to be hitting some key down by the space bar, perhaps the alt key?  I really do not know what I am doing and how to fix it without restarting the computer


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 03, 2010 03:46:12 AM
I've tried filli ng out this questionnaire about 5 time today, and keep locking up the computer and it says Windows Internet Explorer Not Responding>  Anyone know what I am doing wrong, and how to get it to respond without turning the computer off and losing all the filled out stuff????  It is about to drive me crazy!!!!  I seem to be hitting some key down by the space bar, perhaps the alt key?  I really do not know what I am doing and how to fix it without restarting the computer

Internet explorer has been weird on my computer too.  I would suggest another browser, perhaps firefox.


Ugh, when I first saw this I thought to myself "you don't need to do it....school is going to be wayyyy crazy....no seriously, you shouldn't do it..." and then I went away.......and now I'm back. And thinking....12 is doable right? Maybe? I'll have to think. I shouldn't but I will be thinking.

C'mon sheepBlue!!! sign up!!  we could totally have a crafting party! (if you get a day off in the next 4 months! ;D)

You're totally to blame for this reconsidering too LOL. I stalk your wists sometimes when i'm bored because it's so massive and crazy cool and happened to noticed that you signed up. *sigh* A crafty party sounds so fun...

I feel beaten down by all the peer pressure

LOL. Just kidding. I'm already starting on the questionnaire so I'm pretty much in I think.

No, you shouldnt feel beaten down.  More like 'Inspired to craft'.  :D 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 03, 2010 05:41:15 AM
I copied the questionaire into a word processor document, then filled it out, and re-copy and pasted it back into the PM window.  My browser is always doing funny things when I send long PMs, so I have learned my lesson!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 03, 2010 06:27:27 AM
Alright I'm committed. I sent my app in just a few minutes ago.

Damn swaps are too addicting...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 03, 2010 07:13:32 AM
Alright I'm committed. I sent my app in just a few minutes ago.

Damn swaps are too addicting...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!  I'm so glad you've joined!  I love seeing your creations!  Ur stuff is always adorable


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 03, 2010 07:21:44 AM
Awww  :) you made my day. Wist stalking now lol


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 03, 2010 07:24:34 AM
and let me tell ya, there are some AWESOME wists in this swap!  I literally spent a good 2 hours wisting on Wednesday night!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 03, 2010 11:20:39 AM
Lots of fabulous Craftsters are already signed up!  This gallery is going to be epic.  I may have to start stalking wists myself!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on September 03, 2010 03:20:14 PM
Hurray, hurray!  I finally got the questionnaire filled out and transmitted (albeit in 2 segments!)  You all have no idea how many times I started it and lost it!  Well now I need to go finish cleaning as my 7 yr old granddaughter is going to come over tomarrow and we are going to Craft!  What fun!  She did this a few weeks ago, and we had such a great time!  She is so bright and talented, ah brag, brag, but really she is! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 03, 2010 06:14:14 PM
Alright, Ive updated our list of participants for the night. Welcome welcome everyone! Now, I think I will go check out the wists like some of you all have already been doing.   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 04, 2010 02:23:25 PM
Organizers Note:
Due to being labor day weekend I probably wont be online much until Tuesday. 
So, if you send me a pm or are wondering why you havent been added to the swap thats why.
In the mean time, chat away in the thread and stalk some wists for things to add to your wist!
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Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: rantyhippie on September 05, 2010 09:37:01 AM
Lol I posted in the wrong thread. I posted in the other 12 days of Christmas. I meant to post in this one.


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Post by: onegroovyday on September 05, 2010 09:42:03 PM
i thinking i like the idea of this swap.....im going to have to let it sink in and figure out if i have enough time...hmmmmmmm??  ::)


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Post by: sheepBlue on September 06, 2010 06:01:22 AM
i thinking i like the idea of this swap.....im going to have to let it sink in and figure out if i have enough time...hmmmmmmm??  ::)

The swap may sound intimidating but is definitely doable otherwise I would have stayed FAR FAR away... ;) Of course I say that too because it would be kickass to have you in the swap and to see what genius you come up with next lol.

When I filled out the questionnaire I realized that I'm not a huge xmas fan....I love getting together with the family and exchanging fun and meaningful/useful gifts but not the whole santa/reindeer/iconography that goes with it. Does that make me a grinch? Sorry to my future partner if that breaks your heart lol. Did anyone else ask for non-Christmas themed items?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 06, 2010 07:45:12 AM
I asked for non-christmas stuff too... My christmas tree is tiny, so it is all filled up already, and I can't think of anything else I need christmas-deco wise.  I have the most awesome tree skirt ever, thanks to onegroovyday!!
I also do the stocking swap every year, so I have more than enough cool stockings.


I can't believe this swap hasn't filled up yet!  Where is everybody? 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 06, 2010 08:30:37 AM
my tree is full but my house will never have enough decor so I asked for a mix of both Christmas and non-Christmas stuff. 

I can't believe that the swap isn't full yet either  :'(  But, missmoppet is away too, so there might be a few more waiting to be added?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 06, 2010 08:34:16 AM
I can't believe this swap hasn't filled up yet!  Where is everybody? 

I can't believe that the swap isn't full yet either  :'(  But, missmoppet is away too, so there might be a few more waiting to be added?

I hope so. If I recall correctly it was pretty popular back in '08 but it seems like a lot of people want to do the big 12 days swap (crazy! lol) this year...

Also I have to confess to you guys...I just went to Joann's for some floral tape and a bit of embroidery floss...and walked out with some fat quarters, tons of felt, and some canvases to boot...damn their sales. But I stayed under $20  :D I don't even sew! But the fat quarter patterns are too awesome and I think I'm going to try to embroidery on them.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 06, 2010 09:08:52 AM


Also I have to confess to you guys...I just went to Joann's for some floral tape and a bit of embroidery floss...and walked out with some fat quarters, tons of felt, and some canvases to boot...damn their sales. But I stayed under $20  :D I don't even sew! But the fat quarter patterns are too awesome and I think I'm going to try to embroidery on them.

SheepBlue, have you ever tried using fabrics in your mixed media paintings?  You can mod-podge the fabric on to your canvas, and then paint directly on your fabric...makes neato backgrounds...


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Post by: sheepBlue on September 06, 2010 09:10:54 AM
I did just think about it today actually. The canvas I bought was 75% off because it was slightly damaged but I know I can work with it; there's a small rip so there's definitely going to be some collaging on that one just to cover up the hole...as if I need an excuse to buy more craft supplies LOL


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Post by: margiej on September 06, 2010 05:47:29 PM
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who said just non-Christmas!  My little tree has so much on it now, and I just don't bother doing all the other decorating anymore just for me, who cares?  If I could put it back in the box with ornaments left on I think I would do that. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: onegroovyday on September 06, 2010 06:52:09 PM
The swap may sound intimidating but is definitely doable otherwise I would have stayed FAR FAR away... ;) Of course I say that too because it would be kickass to have you in the swap and to see what genius you come up with next lol.

When I filled out the questionnaire I realized that I'm not a huge xmas fan....I love getting together with the family and exchanging fun and meaningful/useful gifts but not the whole santa/reindeer/iconography that goes with it. Does that make me a grinch? Sorry to my future partner if that breaks your heart lol. Did anyone else ask for non-Christmas themed items?

I would enjoy non-christmas stuff too!!... don't get me wrong, I love decorations, I just have so so so so many already.....

This swap sounds like the perfect size.... I did the big 12 days 2 years ago and the stocking swap last year.... the big 12 days was a LOT of stuff and the stocking swap would have been perfect, I just happened to go WAY WAY overboard....

my problem is that I have 60 some costumes to make for the first week of December as well as a benefit for a local nature center that i need to make a bunch of stuff for.....and I'm not sure if I can fit anything else in.....and oh yeah, Christmas presents to make!!

SB... thanks for the compliment....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 07, 2010 04:29:14 AM

When I filled out the questionnaire I realized that I'm not a huge xmas fan....I love getting together with the family and exchanging fun and meaningful/useful gifts but not the whole santa/reindeer/iconography that goes with it. Does that make me a grinch? Sorry to my future partner if that breaks your heart lol. Did anyone else ask for non-Christmas themed items?

I asked for non christmas stuff too.  As I would rather be able to use my items all year.  And with a tiny house storing christmas things tends to be a hassle.  Plus the fact that my mom use to decorate every room in the house when I was living at home.  And well, frankly that really burnt me on Christmas decorations.  Eeep!  I sound like a grinch!  I promise Im not though!  ;)


 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 07, 2010 07:01:57 AM
LOL, my Mom decorated a lot for Christmas too, but it had the opposite effect on me- it rubbed off!  When DH & I were still newlyweds and I was insisting on getting a tree immediately after Thanksgiving and he was trying to hold off, my Dad intervened to say "Dude, give it up.  They [me/mom] will get what they want when it comes to Christmas, you might as well get used to it."  lol.  DH has since become nearly as excited about decorating for Christmas as me, so it's worked out  ;)
oh, and I do keep some of the semi-subtle Christmas decor out year round so that works out for me too.  In fact, Superhooker made me some adorable star kitchen towels last year in the stocking swap, I keep those hanging on the oven all year!


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 07, 2010 09:03:31 AM
I asked for a mix of things but more non holiday items.  I love to decorate for Christmas but my cats always go after the ornaments on the tree, and my house is small and there isn't a lot of room to put decorations.  I usually don't even put out all the things that I already have since I don't have room.  I am trying to talk my boyfriend into helping build shelving in my dining room which will offer more decor space!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: freestyle on September 07, 2010 11:13:43 AM
*shakes fist* Curse you sheepBlue!! Why did you have to tell me about this swap?! Now I want to join though I told myself I'd take a break the rest of the year. *ponders*


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 07, 2010 11:28:23 AM
*shakes fist* Curse you sheepBlue!! Why did you have to tell me about this swap?! Now I want to join though I told myself I'd take a break the rest of the year. *ponders*

LOL I told myself that too. You know you want xmas presents to look forward to  ;D ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: freestyle on September 07, 2010 11:33:33 AM
*shakes fist* Curse you sheepBlue!! Why did you have to tell me about this swap?! Now I want to join though I told myself I'd take a break the rest of the year. *ponders*

LOL I told myself that too. You know you want xmas presents to look forward to  ;D ;)

Yeah...and I don't get them from anyone else... *ponders some more while still shaking fist*


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: SharLaMarz on September 07, 2010 11:52:23 AM
Oh this is so super tempting! We love Christmas at our house. Last year we made a new personal record of over 13,000 lights outside our house and about 8,000 inside. If it sits still long enough we put lights on it! lol!
I think I'll start on my questionnaire....just in case. ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 07, 2010 08:44:06 PM
I'm seriously thinking about this one. I'm just trying to wrap up some outstanding swaps at the moment before I commit. But I'm definitely strongly eying it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 08, 2010 04:20:56 PM
I can't wait to start plotting and crafting  ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 09, 2010 10:43:54 AM
I am ready to start crafting for this too! 


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Post by: quaggy on September 09, 2010 07:35:48 PM
Just sent in my info!  Really want to get into the holiday season early, this should help me do it!!!! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: thedreamer on September 09, 2010 09:15:12 PM
Even this 'mini' version seems a little insane to craft for....but it's so, so tempting  :D 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 10, 2010 04:13:38 AM
Even this 'mini' version seems a little insane to craft for....but it's so, so tempting  :D 

C'mon sign up and join the fun!  I have it set up so you have a super long crafting time.  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on September 10, 2010 05:21:13 AM
I am so looking forward to this swap! 


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Post by: murbeck on September 10, 2010 06:57:21 AM
it IS still a lot of items, but if you plan accordingly it's TOTALLY doable  :)  at least that's how I am justifying, lol


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Post by: superhooker on September 10, 2010 07:04:22 AM
Did anybody else get the "coupon commotion" flyer from Joanns?  There is a whole two page spread of coupons...and they are good Sept 19-25!  Pretty perfect!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 10, 2010 07:10:29 AM
Did anybody else get the "coupon commotion" flyer from Joanns?  There is a whole two page spread of coupons...and they are good Sept 19-25!  Pretty perfect!

Joanns is the devil I swear lol. Always trying to get more money out of me. I am really trying to use up stash but I'm sure as yes I did get those coupons that the paper and ink used will not go to waste.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 10, 2010 07:43:41 AM
oooooOoOoooOOOooooh!!!   :o  No, I haven't gotten my coupon commotion yet, I should be getting it any day I reckon!  YAY!!!  I feel like they always come at the worst time and I never get to take advantage of them, but maybe this time I will!!!!  WOO-HOO!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 11, 2010 06:54:52 PM
After wiffling and waffling over my regular 12 Days of Christmas swap questionnaire, I let the signup date pass me by... probably due to the fact that I was unsure whether I actually wanted to take that commitment on. But that means I am raring to go for this swap. . . Just sent in my questionnaire!

And aw... jealous of all the Joann's coupons. Our only chain craft store here in Canada is Michael's. I suppose I could always go down to Buffalo if I really needed a crafty chain store fix (I think they've got a few!).

Looks like a lot of people are doing the non-holiday preference. I said a mix, though in reality I'd want REALLY heavy on everyday items. The maybe is because with just us girls (mom, sis, & I) living in a new townhouse together, I suppose a "new" piece of Christmas decor or two wouldn't be a bad thing.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 12, 2010 02:17:28 PM
I'm participating in the Mini Halloween swap right now and having SO much fun.

I'm going to consider joining this swap, for sure! I still need to figure out how much non-swap xmas crafting I'll need to do before I sign-up for too much this season :).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 12, 2010 02:36:48 PM
LimeRiot - do it!  :D This is a totally fun swap and as long as you pace yourself is totally doable even with the holiday madness. The first half of the 12 is smalls I think so not so scary.


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on September 12, 2010 03:00:48 PM
I did the 12 days of christmas the last 2 years I could not do it this years :(  So I think I will gave this one a try :D  I think it will be fun but to much work  :D  working on my info and will sent it out mon I hope


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sarahj2001 on September 12, 2010 07:25:29 PM
*shakes fist* Curse you sheepBlue!! Why did you have to tell me about this swap?! Now I want to join though I told myself I'd take a break the rest of the year. *ponders*

haha...this is pretty much what I'm saying right now!! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: Onyxnox on September 13, 2010 12:16:22 AM
The Christmas bug is biting me and I am going to think on this.


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 13, 2010 09:30:01 AM
I was cleaning in the craft rooom this weekend and found a few random holiday items.  I set them aside and maybe they will work as extras for my future partner!


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Post by: kat faerie on September 14, 2010 05:56:32 AM
i like this idea!  i'm not sure i could make enough, but i wanted to pass along my ultimate crafty wrapping paper:  fabric scraps!  it was a great hit in my family. 

kat


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Post by: CleanFeelin on September 15, 2010 08:05:05 AM
So excited for this swap.  It is definately going to fill the lull after this past week.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 15, 2010 08:23:24 AM
Originally I was happy that this swap was filling up so slowly (since I was able to get a spot late in the game), but now I'm grumpy. Geez, where is everybody? If we can hit that participant limit, we can close early! ;)


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Post by: LimeRiot on September 15, 2010 10:17:31 AM
I'm still considering this. It seems like it's going to be SO much!  I really shouldn't but I really want to...ooooo what to do what to do???


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 15, 2010 10:23:23 AM
I'm still considering this. It seems like it's going to be SO much!  I really shouldn't but I really want to...ooooo what to do what to do???

It's really not that much once you start doing it.  I did this swap in 2008 and I don't think we even got started until mid October as I remember crafting and watching Halloween themed shows.  We have a super long crafting time which totally helps and half the items are smalls and you can purchase a few too ;) 

******PEER PRESSURE******


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Post by: varandra on September 15, 2010 10:55:01 AM
Ooooh, I had so much fun with this swap 2 years ago!

I need to look over my fall plans and see if I can make more space for crafting time...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on September 15, 2010 11:19:25 AM
I think I might sign up for this.  I did the big 12 days of christmas swap laster year and had mixed emotions.  This seems managable, even with school.  And I'm justifying that it will be a nice treat in Dec to celebrate (hopefully) finishing my thesis.
I'll start looking at the questionnaire this evening


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 15, 2010 11:21:05 AM
Yeah, it's not as much as it seems. I did the Mini 13 Days of Halloween last year, and that was A-ok!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 15, 2010 11:43:21 AM
Originally I was happy that this swap was filling up so slowly (since I was able to get a spot late in the game), but now I'm grumpy. Geez, where is everybody? If we can hit that participant limit, we can close early! ;)

I know, theres a lot of people who shown interest in the theme idea thread and on this thread as well.  I bet if they signed up we could close early.

I'm still considering this. It seems like it's going to be SO much!  I really shouldn't but I really want to...ooooo what to do what to do???

Sign up, you know you want too!


And for everyone else thinking on signing up, c'mon and send in your questionaire!  Its gonna be fun and the long crafting time makes it totally do-able.   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 15, 2010 12:13:47 PM
My cyber arm has been twisted. I'll work on the q'nnaire now :).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: kiimmmmyy on September 15, 2010 12:32:15 PM
I'm so sad I won't be able to sign up for this by missing the sign up date by 2 days for my month being a member. I have so many ideas. :-(


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 15, 2010 12:52:44 PM
I'm working on my questionnaire today. It's pretty long so I'm trying to make sure I fill it out fully! ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 15, 2010 01:13:43 PM
ooh, yay!  everybody sign up quick!  I can't wait to get started!

Seriously, I am sooooo in the mood for stalking.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on September 15, 2010 02:22:53 PM
ooh, yay!  everybody sign up quick!  I can't wait to get started!

Seriously, I am sooooo in the mood for stalking.

Right there with you!   Partners soon would be great!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 15, 2010 02:31:06 PM
Sooner would be great for me. I can always use more time, and I'm itching for a project to start. I think planning is my favorite part though  ;D Stalking and lists oh my!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 15, 2010 02:43:12 PM
Ok, whew!! Just send the MASSIVE swap questionnaire in.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 15, 2010 03:16:09 PM
So, I figure Id start on partnering people up today.  If/When more people sign up I'll probably change a few partners but, thus far the partnering according to allergies/allergenes & locations is working our splendid.   ;D 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on September 15, 2010 03:31:40 PM
I bit the bullet and filled out the questionnaire.  I probably forgot stuff... so when we get partners, mine can ask me questions if they need to :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 15, 2010 03:44:54 PM
I have been updating my wists and getting everything organized.  I am very ready to stalk and be stalked


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 15, 2010 04:45:34 PM
If it is desired by popular demand could we close early???  ;D I'm totally ready to get my stalk on and smaller swaps can be fun and more personal.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 15, 2010 05:34:33 PM
I'm pretty stoked about the people who have signed up already!  I can't wait to find out who I get to craft for.

I may have been pre-stalking you all....just in case...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 15, 2010 06:26:02 PM
Ok, I'm officially in! ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 15, 2010 06:58:45 PM
If it is desired by popular demand could we close early???  ;D I'm totally ready to get my stalk on and smaller swaps can be fun and more personal.

Ha, ha!  Sounds good to me!  Of course it would have to be by popular demand.   ;D 


I have been updating my wists and getting everything organized.  I am very ready to stalk and be stalked

Me too.  I like to make sure my wist is huge.  That way my future partner will have lots of ideas to work with.  And in the same aspect I love when my partners have large wists too, it makes crafting easier and its always fun to look at peoples wists. 
   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 15, 2010 07:14:16 PM
I vote for closing early!  ;D I've been updating and adding to my wist in preparation. And pre-stalking too lol.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 15, 2010 07:38:14 PM
I'd vote for an early close!

I'd also wait patiently for another week if that's what others would prefer.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 15, 2010 08:15:26 PM
Sooner would be great for me. I can always use more time, and I'm itching for a project to start. I think planning is my favorite part though  ;D Stalking and lists oh my!

Oh, I totally prefer the planning. Haha.

As for the closing early? Well...I don't mind waiting until we fill up to the official 24, it will mean a nice juicy gallery. But I wouldn't be adverse to starting early either. So I will go with the flow!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 15, 2010 08:20:21 PM
1. Yay, Lime Riot!!!!!!

2. I've been:
     a) I have indeed been fluffing my wist
     b) listening to Christmas music
     c) planning

3. I'm down with early close or waiting, either way is OK with me, both have perks!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: InShambles on September 15, 2010 08:52:51 PM
Since I *just* signed up I don't have much of a vote....but closing early in favor of a longer stalking/crafting time would be excellent. I'm so insanely excited and in the Christmas spirit, I wanna start crafting! ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 15, 2010 09:54:11 PM
1. Yay, Lime Riot!!!!!!


Hiiiyyeeee Murbeck!!!

I'm excited for xmas too but I'm still a bit wrapped up in Halloween right now. I'm nearly finished with the Mini-Halloween swap...then I'll be all about santa hats, snowflakes and jingle bells!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 16, 2010 06:21:18 AM
I am aiming to finish my advent swap crafting by the time we get partners for this one (and it looks like I will!), so I personally am in no hurry for an early closing  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on September 16, 2010 06:24:42 AM
we only need 8 more people to be full.  If we close the 21, thats 5 days... so I can go either way.  One way to get it to close early is encourage others to join so it can be full!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on September 16, 2010 07:24:44 AM
I am excited about this swap.  And there seems to be a lot of good conversation which always makes it a lot of fun!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 16, 2010 07:52:38 AM
I am organizing the big one...but I kinda want to do this one too.... ::) 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 16, 2010 08:10:25 AM
I am organizing the big one...but I kinda want to do this one too.... ::) 

C'mon join us, you know you want too!   ;D  Just think of all the lovely crafty goodies you will getting!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 16, 2010 09:08:05 AM
I wouldn't mind closing a bit early to have some extra stalking/crafting time!  I am going to go and beef my wists up with some extra Christmas themed things just in case we do close early


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 16, 2010 09:13:26 AM
I'm so bummed...I've been having issues with wists. Everytime I install it, it uninstalls itself due to security issues on my new computer configuration. Grrrrr.

I'm going to try to get it installed on my home laptop and do some wisting from there. Fortuantely, I already have a pretty bulky wist so it wouldn't be a huge issue if I can't add loads of new things.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 16, 2010 09:20:57 AM
I am wisting tree skirts.  I am pretty sure I forgot to list that as one of my BIG wishes, so future partner add tree skirt to that list :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 16, 2010 12:20:47 PM
I'm very tempted by this one, I'm just not sure I need much more in Christmas-y stuff, my hubby may kill me. I can think of several things I would love to craft.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 16, 2010 12:48:01 PM
I'm very tempted by this one, I'm just not sure I need much more in Christmas-y stuff, my hubby may kill me. I can think of several things I would love to craft.

Yay beeker! I hope you decide to join.

You can specify in you q'nnaire if you want holiday or everyday items or a mix. Missmoppet covered all the bases in this q'nnaire!! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 16, 2010 01:13:28 PM
I'm very tempted by this one, I'm just not sure I need much more in Christmas-y stuff, my hubby may kill me. I can think of several things I would love to craft.

Yay beeker! I hope you decide to join.

You can specify in you q'nnaire if you want holiday or everyday items or a mix. Missmoppet covered all the bases in this q'nnaire!! :)

Theres actually a lot of swappers (including myself) who do not want to received any holiday items.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on September 16, 2010 01:21:24 PM
Aw c'mon Beeker, you know you wanna join!  This is going to be a fun swap!  But we need to be sure to be talkative,because on some of these swaps no one says anything for 2 and 3 days, and Y'all know I can't STAND that!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on September 16, 2010 06:28:21 PM
I keep thinking of all sorts of stuff that I probably left out of my questionnaire... like shows, hobbies, measurements.
Hubby got the new Halo, so I should have some crafting time :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 17, 2010 04:30:08 AM
So since its already the 17th I figure Id just wait and close sign ups on the 21st as planned.  Just in case the people still thinking about joining will go ahead and sign up *hint hint, no pressure lurkers!* 

For those still interested in signing up I will close signups as soon as I get online on the 21st. 
So, you actually have until the 20th to get in on the holiday fun.     


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 17, 2010 07:17:11 AM
I'm so super excited about this swap and now kind of relieved that the signups are going to the 21st.  Reading the chat in here makes me grin which I need after a 60 hour work week + my Grandfathers funeral.  But that's why I'm glad of no early close now  :)  Just sit back and wait and chat & relax!  lol


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 17, 2010 10:34:44 AM
I am sorry to hear about your grandfather Murbeck :(

I am okay with not closing early too, gives me a bit more time to remember all the the things I forgot to put on my questionnaire and add them to my wist!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 17, 2010 10:56:57 AM
I knew just after I posted about how awesome it would be to close early that it hardly matters since the swap closes less than a week away!! So excited  ;D And double excited that we'll hopefully be getting our partners early in the day on Tuesday rather than late at night when I should be getting to bed.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 17, 2010 11:21:26 AM
And double excited that we'll hopefully be getting our partners early in the day on Tuesday rather than late at night when I should be getting to bed.

Yes, you'll all be recieving partners early Tuesday.  ;D I actually have partners all done.  But, if more people sign up I'll probably have to swap a few of you all around a bit though, depending on the new swappers criteria. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 17, 2010 12:03:26 PM
Yay, exciting!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 17, 2010 03:30:04 PM
I've been trying to update my wist with some new holiday crafty ideas to help my future partner. ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 18, 2010 04:51:04 PM
I signed up! I hope someone wants a gourd....  :-\


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 18, 2010 05:57:13 PM
gourds SCREAM autumn and I autumn makes me happy.  I would love a gourd  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on September 18, 2010 06:13:37 PM
I too would love a gourd!  Yours are always fantastic!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on September 19, 2010 06:30:34 AM
I love my gourds I got from you, hung my bird house in my craft room to keep it safe til next spring (maybe I'll put it out for a BIRD then or maybe I won't!)  Lizard Stick is one of my all-time favorites!  You do fantastic work!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 19, 2010 07:16:36 AM
So um... what do you do with a gourd? (Both what do YOU do with them, beeker, and what is the final product?)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 19, 2010 01:26:46 PM
well, I suppose you could do a whole lot of things with a gourd...  ;)  whatever you are into...
anyway, what I do with gourds is make containers - big and small, wind chimes, bird houses, things to throw at lizards, and ornaments. Mostly I woodburn, but I do add some soft color with watercolor paints. Then I seal it to protect it. Here's a couple, there are more of my gourds floating around swap galleries.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=364896)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=288849)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348225.msg4104322#msg4104322 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348225.msg4104322#msg4104322)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 19, 2010 01:54:27 PM
That crazy lizard stick is so funny!  I love how you wrote "throw at lizard and run" on it.  Ha ha!  And I would of never imagined that it was a gourd.  I just assumed all gourds were a round shape.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 19, 2010 03:02:42 PM
you should see the snake gourds growing in my garden they are anything but round! The problem with them is they get to be too long and it would be crazy trying to mail them.  :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 19, 2010 05:19:03 PM
Interesting! Lol. Throw at lizards... I wish we had lizards!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: Rock Cave Mom on September 19, 2010 08:12:34 PM
I sent my information.  I hope to participate!!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: devilxkat on September 19, 2010 10:34:58 PM
My internet went down this evening. As long as it comes back up tomorrow, I think I'll be signing up when I get home from work.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: InShambles on September 20, 2010 06:39:34 AM
Beeker, that lizard stick is hilarious, and the flower box gourd is gorgeous!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 20, 2010 06:42:29 AM
I had a crazy squirrel stick for my OYP partner. She had squirrel issues  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 20, 2010 06:44:27 AM
ORGANIZERS NOTE

Considering this is the last day for signups and it is a fairly big swap I just want to remind everyone that:

You must post in the original thread at least once a week. This starts once partners are assigned. I know some people don’t like to post/check in.  So I’m going to make it fun for everyone.  As every Monday I will post a holiday question.  All you do is answer it and say one of the following:  a) still crafting, b)done crafting  or c)mailed items

Anyways, I hope everyone is excited I am about this swap!




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: SnapsAndDrangons on September 20, 2010 10:14:52 AM
I am ready to start this swap! It is going to be a lot of fun, i am excited to do somthing that is pretty big for one person!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: InShambles on September 20, 2010 11:15:32 AM
I think that's an excellent & fun way to keep people posting missmoppet. ;D
I'm so excited for partners & to begin crafting!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 20, 2010 12:17:55 PM
I am SO ready for partners!!!  I did a bunch of Halloween crafting over the weekend but am ready to jump into the holidays.  Michael's and Dollar Tree are already putting out Christmas things.  It's funny to see skeletons and pumpkins right next to Christmas trees!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 20, 2010 12:46:24 PM
I am SO ready for partners!!!  I did a bunch of Halloween crafting over the weekend but am ready to jump into the holidays.  Michael's and Dollar Tree are already putting out Christmas things.  It's funny to see skeletons and pumpkins right next to Christmas trees!

I did Halloween crafting over the weekend too. lindyv321 - it's fun to be in both the mini Halloween and mini Xmas swaps with you :).

I really want to finish up my Mini-Halloween items this week so I can focus my attention on my future Mini-Xmas partner!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 20, 2010 01:51:24 PM
I am SO ready for partners!!!  I did a bunch of Halloween crafting over the weekend but am ready to jump into the holidays.  Michael's and Dollar Tree are already putting out Christmas things.  It's funny to see skeletons and pumpkins right next to Christmas trees!

I did Halloween crafting over the weekend too. lindyv321 - it's fun to be in both the mini Halloween and mini Xmas swaps with you :).

I really want to finish up my Mini-Halloween items this week so I can focus my attention on my future Mini-Xmas partner!!

I actually Halloween crafted for myself for once!  I am finished with the mini Halloween stuff, just need to ship... I haven't signed up for any other larger swaps so I can put all my focus on this one and gifts for family. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 20, 2010 03:08:10 PM
Yay, I'm definitely looking forward to partners! I'm still Halloween crafting now too (for the Halloween 2010 swap), and I think when I get started with this, I will stick with the non-holiday items until after Halloween. (I love Halloween!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 20, 2010 04:25:26 PM
woohoo! I'm ready for partners! This will help me get into the holiday spirit for school. We have to start singing Christmas music in October, which means I have to start picking it out right now.  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: Knitting_Chemistry on September 20, 2010 04:43:04 PM
I just found this swap and I wish that I could join! Unfortunately with school right now, I barely have time to sleep let alone craft...  :'(  It looks like so much fun, but I have no time....Maybe next year!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: devilxkat on September 20, 2010 11:04:33 PM
My Uverse is still down, but I found my phone cable so I'm tethered and filling out the  questionnaire now.

All done filling it out and got it sent off. Wow, that was actually pretty difficult. Once I started, I wasn't really sure what to put down. I definitely need to start wisting stuff so my partner actually has some reference points.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: Opaka on September 21, 2010 01:19:16 AM
I'm just finishing up my first swap right now...  I've already sent and received and pictures have been posted and everything so as soon as I get the feedback (I requested it early) hopefully I'll be able to join this swap!  I'm really excited about and I hope I can get in.  :) 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign up 8/31 - 09/21) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 21, 2010 05:37:01 AM
Off to school I go. Hopefully when I get back I'll have a partner  ;D Exciting!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 21, 2010 06:20:34 AM
ORGANIZERS NOTE

Partners have been posted on the main page of the thread!
I will be sending out the pms with partners info to everyone shortly!
Whoo!  Now, you get to stalking & crafting!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 21, 2010 06:35:44 AM
I got beeker! yay!!!!!!!!!  I am truly truly excited about all the possibilities after reading her questionnaire and can't wait to have time later to sit down and write down the TONS of ideas that are racing around my head!!!  Lots to do at the office today though, so more later  :)

Thanks, MissMoppet!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 21, 2010 06:48:16 AM
So excited to start crafting!  I am not signing up for any more swaps big swaps so I can focus on this.  I was way too busy this last week finishing up 2 swaps and doing a scrapbook for my friend who got married over the weekend.  BAH now its over, so now it's time to focus!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 21, 2010 06:52:55 AM
Thank you, missmoppet!

I am Psyche-d!  LOL


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: InShambles on September 21, 2010 07:10:08 AM
Yay for partners! *Waves* Hi LimeRiot! I have so many ideas for you already, & I'm sure a ridiculous amount of questions later.  :P Now I must spend my workday stalking & my afternoon updating my wist. Mwhahaha


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 21, 2010 07:15:13 AM
**waves** Hi InShambles!!! I'm so excited to be crafting with you!

I have an insane morning at work but plan to squeeze some stalking time in at lunch :).

Thanks for the great partnering, missmoppet!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 21, 2010 07:19:36 AM
Your welcome ladies. ;D  I always get nervouse when doing partners for fear that people wont be happy.  So, its great to hear the excitement from everyone about their partners.  Anyways, everyone should have a pm from me with their partners questionaire now.  Sooooo....have fun!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on September 21, 2010 07:31:12 AM
Thank you, missmoppet!

I am Psyche-d!  LOL

Love it! Lol. I'm digging our Canadian group. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: kjbaloo on September 21, 2010 08:17:24 AM
so bummed!  meant to sign up for this one and forgot to send in questionnaire! Had it all filled and didn't type in here. Darn. will keep my eye open next year  ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 21, 2010 08:42:51 AM
Yay for partners!!! I am getting ready to send a list of questions over to Quaggy now.  I admit I am a bit intimidated now as she is SO talented ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 21, 2010 09:00:33 AM
Thanks so much missmoppet! I'm super excited to craft for wonderwoman1976 - Hi there!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: rantyhippie on September 21, 2010 09:03:23 AM
got my partner! brainstorming now!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: thedreamer on September 21, 2010 09:41:59 AM
Awesome, partners!  I like our little Canadian group too :D  Shall do some crafty stalking after I get home...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 21, 2010 11:20:06 AM
I am so excited to start stalking Murbeck...Ya know craftster is one of the few places you can say that and not get arrested, or at least a restraining order.  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: Opaka on September 21, 2010 12:40:59 PM
Oh no :(  I just got my feedback and now it's closed!  I'm really bummed now...  I was hoping the sign ups ended later today.  Darn.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 21, 2010 03:37:51 PM
Oh no :(  I just got my feedback and now it's closed!  I'm really bummed now...  I was hoping the sign ups ended later today.  Darn.

Sorry you missed signups.  I actually posted earlier that the last day for signups would be the 20th and then I would close first thing in the morning on the 21st and send out partners in the morning as well. Im sure there will be another christmas swap though.  The big 12 days is already closed but, I know last year there was some christmas stocking swaps where you send a stocking of christmas goodies.   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 21, 2010 05:18:03 PM
Hey missmoppet!!!  I can't wait to craft for you!!
My mom is over for a visit this week, so I'll be a bit sparse, but I'm sure I'll be sending you a bunch of questions and whatnot soon!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 21, 2010 05:24:04 PM
got my partner! brainstorming now!
Hi partner! Brainstorming myself. Already think I have an idea for one of your bigger items. Something new but something fun to do at the same time. ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 21, 2010 05:36:07 PM
I finally found some time to do a bit of stalking and I'm even more excited to be crafting with InShambles. Her Wists is very inspiring - I already have LOADS of ideas.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on September 21, 2010 07:47:48 PM
Yeah for partners!!!!  Lindyv321, call it well seasoned not so much talented just years of crafting.  Thanks for the compliments!  I am so excited to be partnered with you!  I even stalked your wist a few days ago so now I just need to go back to it for a refresher!  What a great way to end the day!!!! Let the planning begin!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 22, 2010 04:18:30 AM
Hey missmoppet!!!  I can't wait to craft for you!!
My mom is over for a visit this week, so I'll be a bit sparse, but I'm sure I'll be sending you a bunch of questions and whatnot soon!

Hi there!  Hope you have a great visit with your mom.  I've been busy looking over your wist, and have a ton of ideas but, Im sure I'll be sending you a bunch of questions later too. ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 22, 2010 10:46:23 AM
I have already got a huge list of ideas and have begun making out a shopping list.  I am going to be able to do some stash busting with this swap too! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 22, 2010 02:11:04 PM
My morning class got canceled much to my annoyance, but I used the extra time to hit Joann's today instead of tomorrow  ;D I started on one of the larges which will probably be a very slow ongoing project lol.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: rantyhippie on September 22, 2010 02:17:42 PM
i have some super awesome ideas. I think this will be my best swap package ever


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 22, 2010 02:42:47 PM
i have some super awesome ideas. I think this will be my best swap package ever
Now that's what I like to hear from a swap partner! :D ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 22, 2010 03:00:12 PM
The ideas are swimming all around inside my head. I can't wait to get started!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 22, 2010 05:27:18 PM
I started an item today.  Its a small item but, is turning out just like the item that my partner wisted.  So, Im very pleased with my progress. ;D 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 22, 2010 06:22:22 PM
Work has had me sooooooooo stinking busy and all I want to do is stalk and plan and craft!!!!!!!!!!  tomorrow should provide some much needed down time though, so the planning will commence then  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on September 22, 2010 07:35:58 PM
Work has had me sooooooooo stinking busy and all I want to do is stalk and plan and craft!!!!!!!!!!  tomorrow should provide some much needed down time though, so the planning will commence then  :)

Sounds like we might work at the same place.  I will not get to start before the weekend.  I so want to begin crafting for this swap.  Ideas in place but those always change.   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on September 23, 2010 05:47:41 AM
I promise I am going to be organized for this swap. I am going to make a list and everything! The problem usually is when I try to get organized by making a list, I usually lose the list... ;D Organization is something that may always elude me... :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 23, 2010 05:50:50 AM
I promise I am going to be organized for this swap. I am going to make a list and everything! The problem usually is when I try to get organized by making a list, I usually lose the list... ;D Organization is something that may always elude me... :P

I made a list last year in the big 12 days swaps.  It really helped.   Im going to do a list for this swap though.  It seems when I make a list I get things done easier.  As I see whats on the list, do it, then check it off and move on to the next.   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 23, 2010 05:52:45 AM
lol, I am not the most organized person either but I do love making lists!  Sometimes I use them sometimes I just recall them in my head but I sure do love to jot things down and make messy notes and sketches all over the list.  I have a notebook especially for my swapping notes/lists/sketches  :)  I have lost it at times though, so there are gaps between swaps in there, lol...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on September 23, 2010 11:11:03 AM
I'm pretty obsessed with lists.  I always have a few lying on my desk!!

The missmoppet spoilage list will begin tomorrow night, when I have some peace and quiet to commence stalking in earnest.
This list will be epic!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on September 23, 2010 12:44:27 PM
I had to run to Michaels today for stuff for another swap and I smiled and scrunched my shoulders up with pleasure at the sight of Halloween decor, but then as I got to the other side of the store and saw all the Christmas stuff they were pulling out I nearly starting twirling with delight in the isles  :D  I may have done a tiny bit of excited bouncing though, I hope no one was watching, he he.

I love the arrival of fall and all the things that it is a prelude to...  /sigh


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on September 23, 2010 01:09:08 PM
I'm a list lover as well and I'll definitely be making one for this swap. I have an image list right now...just pictures of possible things to make :).

I made a list for the Halloween swap but I didn't end up sticking to it. I'm sure that will happen with this swap too. One craft leads to another...and another...and another...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on September 23, 2010 01:50:26 PM
I finished a small today and it turned out awesome  ;D Not usually my style but I may have to make one for myself later!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on September 23, 2010 03:17:06 PM
I am a total list maker.  ALL THE TIME FOR EVERYTHING.  If I don't write it down I forget!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: rantyhippie on September 23, 2010 06:23:23 PM
i finished one thing, and am working on another.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on September 24, 2010 10:41:18 AM
Ive made some crafty progress.  I finished the small item I was working on.  And I started working on another small yesterday as well as a medium. 


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 24, 2010 10:56:49 AM
I haven't started on anything yet but I did get some supplies this morning and added more to my list.  I will get some things going this weekend. 


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Post by: koalascout on September 24, 2010 12:07:25 PM
still in the planning, stalking, and gather stage for now. will probably not be on most of the weekend. me and my son will be out selling boy scout popcorn all weekend


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Post by: LimeRiot on September 24, 2010 12:22:55 PM
IMy social calendar in Sept and Oct has just been crazy this year! My circle of friends all had pretty independent summers so I think fall is filling up with stuff since we didn't get to hang out much the past couple of months.

It's really cutting into my crafting time! I'm hoping to get started on some actual projects on Sunday but for now I'm still wisting and listing :).


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Post by: superhooker on September 24, 2010 06:34:51 PM
Oooooh, the list has begun!!  I think that I've got 10 of my 12 days planned...not bad for 3 hours of stalking!!


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Post by: quaggy on September 24, 2010 07:16:26 PM
After a really rough week at work, I am so ready to get my lists organized.  A list of supplies that I have, a list of supplies I need, a list of more questions to ask, a list of what I have planned, yes I am a list maker too!


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Post by: margiej on September 25, 2010 06:59:57 AM
I make a lot of lists, too, guess it is a carryover from my working days.  I find I do things around the house better with a detailed list, but for crafting I find myself putting "tote, organizer, apron, notebook, suncatcher, etc",  over and over and that doesn't encourage me to think beyond the ordinary and boring.  I want to try things like candlemaking or etching glass, leather work, just different.  Any ideas or suggestions of things that don't cost a fortune to take up?


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Post by: superhooker on September 25, 2010 02:06:33 PM
I make a lot of lists, too, guess it is a carryover from my working days.  I find I do things around the house better with a detailed list, but for crafting I find myself putting "tote, organizer, apron, notebook, suncatcher, etc",  over and over and that doesn't encourage me to think beyond the ordinary and boring.  I want to try things like candlemaking or etching glass, leather work, just different.  Any ideas or suggestions of things that don't cost a fortune to take up?

candle making is fun, but it can cost a lot...depending on how fancy you want to get!

When I feel the urge to try something new, I try and find a new way to use the supplies I already have a lot of...I'm thinking of trying weaving, because I already have a TON of yarn, and it is pretty easy to make a simple loom to play around with.  If you have lots of fabrics, maybe you could take up quilting, or making rag rugs?  or locker hooking?  or you can learn to dye your own fabrics, or do embroidery, or learn printing techniques to make your own designs on fabrics...I've seen awesome things done with potato printing with fabric paints!
I've been wanting to try papermaking too...I think all you need is a little frame with screening in it, some old crappy paper to rip up, and some water.
I also think that doing mosaics can be cheap...if you've got lots of crap hanging around your house (like I do!!).  I've seen people do mosaics with just cement, and then a bunch of broken dishes, old beads and buttons, little toys, broken mirrors, all kinds of stuff, just stuck in the cement...and it looks awesome!


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Post by: margiej on September 25, 2010 03:28:33 PM
Great suggestions!  I may get around to making a coiled bowl one of these days too.  I'm going to have some long strips of fabric left once I finish this skirt I'm making and I can just cut them to the 1" width so that's a possible.  Anyone have more ideas?


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 25, 2010 04:24:05 PM
Working on my list. Almost figured out all the items. Haven't started yet but I'm feeling pretty good about my list! ;D


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Post by: murbeck on September 25, 2010 04:54:09 PM
I can't believe it but I have my entire list, and then some- DONE!  Beeker is so easy come up with ideas for.  I can't wait to get cracking.  Jut gotta finish my art swap and then it's all about this & the stocking swap (which by the way, it's a bit confusing being in 2 Christmas swaps at the same time, lol, but totally awesome!!!!)


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Post by: cursive_queen on September 25, 2010 07:06:37 PM
Checking in.  I have some things planned out, but the list is subject to change.  I bought some supplies today and 1 purchased item.  I should probably go through my stash and see what supplies I have before I get to carried away buying stuff


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Post by: quaggy on September 25, 2010 08:21:50 PM
I found 3 things today to fit into my plans for Lindy.  Finishing up 1 item for another swap and still make plans.  I got more info today that I plan to use, so I am feeling pretty good right now!!!!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on September 26, 2010 07:42:59 AM
Great suggestions!  I may get around to making a coiled bowl one of these days too.  I'm going to have some long strips of fabric left once I finish this skirt I'm making and I can just cut them to the 1" width so that's a possible.  Anyone have more ideas?

Oh, I totally reccomend those coil bowls!  They are so fun to make and extremely usefull plus, a great way to use of little strips of scraps.  I have made about 10 coiled fabric bowls for myself and family.  My only suggestion would be to sew the coils, as I sewed them because I dont like the whole hot glue ones.  I think the sewn ones look better and are more dureable. 


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Post by: rantyhippie on September 26, 2010 10:38:33 AM
Working on my list. Almost figured out all the items. Haven't started yet but I'm feeling pretty good about my list! ;D

I am writing my list in pencil just in case I change ideas


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Post by: margiej on September 26, 2010 10:41:26 AM
LOL Miss Moppet, I didn't know it was possible to hot glue them. 


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Post by: psyche on September 26, 2010 01:30:54 PM
Oh, what a nightmare. Computer is in the shop, so I'll be hard to catch for the next 2 weeks, while they re-install the piece that makes it turn on. (Gah!). I'm still going to be lurking on here as best as I can, and I need to print all my info now while I have a chance!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on September 26, 2010 01:42:49 PM
LOL Miss Moppet, I didn't know it was possible to hot glue them. 
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Yeah, searching the internet I seen some people hot glue them.  And I just dont like the hot glue at all.


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Post by: margiej on September 26, 2010 04:02:54 PM
Update:  I believe I will have a coaster before midnight, I sure won't have a coiled bowl at the rate I am going!  LOL!  This is much harder to do than I imagined.  However, It is good to learn new crafts! I kinda think there is too much zig-zag thread showing.  I hope to improve.  Is anyone else attempting new crafts, and if so, would you share what they are and how you are coming along?   


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Post by: littlefawnpug on September 27, 2010 04:00:12 AM
                                                               Organizers Note:
Hello swappers!  Its Monday, and that means its fun check in day.  Please answer our holiday question of the week then post your progress as a) still crafting b) done crafting or c) package sent.  Thank you!

                                         What is your first 'crafty' holiday memory?

My first crafty holiday memory was way back in kindergarden.  Mom had some of that christmas fabric where it was ornaments and you cut them out, sewn and stuffed them.  They were round, red, green & white and had raggedy anne and andy on them.  I was sitting beside her and she was sewing them by hand and putting them on our little tree.  And, while sewing I remember her poking her wrist with the needle accidently too.

And as for my swap progress: a) still crafting of course!


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Post by: beeker on September 27, 2010 05:14:43 AM
hmmm....my first crafty holiday memory....that is a tough one, mom was always encouraging my sister and I to be creative and make stuff. We were always gluing and cutting and glittering things. There were also all those little crafty things you make in school. I remember making a clothes pin reindeer in kindergarten and a felt mitten with my picture on it. The first thing I made to sell on mom's table at the craft show was a little reindeer ornament. I covered a foam ball with panty hose and made ears for it. Then I glued on googley eyes and a big red nose. I gave him a tuft of yarn I frayed for hair and twisted and stuffed more hose for his ears. don't forget the pipecleaner antlers. I made it for mom, she liked it and helped me stream line my process and we made a whole bunch. She altered it a bit and came up with an elf that had a little felt hat to go along as well. I think we sold them for $2 a piece. I was so proud when I other people liked them too.  ;D


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Post by: gatheredthreads on September 27, 2010 05:16:53 AM
My first christmas craft memory is making salt dough ornaments. Those turned out pretty ugly when we were so little  :D

I am still planning - no crafting yet!  Need to make it out to the store today so I can get some supplies and make some final decisions.  Will have a toddler with me though - wish me luck - she LOVES to go shopping because she has just understood what to do - pick random things off shelves and put them in the cart!!!


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Post by: margiej on September 27, 2010 06:00:51 AM
I remember making red and green paper chains out of construction paper.  I LOVED construction paper!  But that was strictly something that was at school, I don't know why but we never had it at home unless the teacher let us take a little bit home.  And the school used white paste that came in big gallon jars!  It smelled really good.  At home I made paste of flour and water, and it was messy and soured quickly!  Ok, still planning, maybe have done a couple of smalls.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 27, 2010 07:12:24 AM
Yeah I'm with margiej - I remember a lot of construction paper as a kid. The red and green chains, making trees, stars, etc.

I just started crafting so I've got a ways to go yet! ;)


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Post by: CleanFeelin on September 27, 2010 09:39:08 AM
First memory . . . So many come to mind, but probably making hand wreaths.  Cutting out my hand in green construction paper, curling the fingers, glueing them to a paper plate and then adding them to a paper plate with a red ribbon.

A) Still crafting - well planning out really.


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 27, 2010 10:43:33 AM
Hmmm first crafty holiday....my mom wasn't a crafter at all so all my childhood holiday crafting was done at school.  The first time I really crafted for the holidays myself was two years ago when I was newly involved in Craftster and did a few Christmas themed swaps. 

I am still crafting, I am 99% done with one item.  It's a new craft and I am not sure if I really like the way it turned out so I may end up scrapping it and starting over or throwing it in as an extra.  I know that I tend to be my own worst critic....


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Post by: LimeRiot on September 27, 2010 11:32:16 AM
My Mom is an excellent baker so my first crafty xmas memory is the constant smell of cookies being baked for neighbors, friends and Santa.

I started on a Medium yesterday. It took much longer to cut, press and pin than I expected. By the time I started sewing I was tired and screwed up. Then I spent the next hour with my seam ripper :).


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Post by: psyche on September 27, 2010 12:23:21 PM
Can't think of a crafty memory, but I'm still around. Just very little internet access. :( I've made a nice planning list for thedreamer though! Just need to find time to get a big list of questions out to her. :D


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Post by: murbeck on September 27, 2010 12:31:51 PM
I think mine would have to be stringing popcorn.  Sitting in front of the tv watching christmas specials (taped on vhs, of course) and stringing popcorn for hours  :)

I'm gonna say negetive A, because I haven't started crafting yet, lol. 


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Post by: beeker on September 27, 2010 01:20:48 PM
Madison Chataqua of the Arts was this weekend. I may have picked up a couple of things for murbeck... ;)


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Post by: sheepBlue on September 27, 2010 01:58:38 PM
I think one of my earliest memories was watching my mom make a crazy elaborate gingerbread house that was literally glued together (more of a show house than a "eat it when you're done" house), and had a santa and reindeer perched on the roof. It was pretty awesome.

If anyone is finished crafting I'll eat my foot. I finished two smalls and have a large in progress. I got ideas for almost every day; now it's just a matter of finding the energy/time to make it all.


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Post by: devilxkat on September 27, 2010 06:44:58 PM
Hmm..I remember quite a few projects from school: the previously mentioned construction paper chains, tissue paper wreaths, hand turkeys.

My mom spent quite a while cross-stitching stockings for the family and then eventually a full x-stitch calendar.

My progress:...still gathering ideas.


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Post by: quaggy on September 27, 2010 07:21:37 PM
That was many years ago but I recall the paperchains and glitter on pinecones with ribbon attached for ornaments and for the birds peanut butter and birdseed.  Still in the planning stage but my list looks pretty good. My partner is fantastic with adding to her wist so I keep checking it for updates and adding items to my list.


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 28, 2010 10:11:23 AM
That was many years ago but I recall the paperchains and glitter on pinecones with ribbon attached for ornaments and for the birds peanut butter and birdseed.  Still in the planning stage but my list looks pretty good. My partner is fantastic with adding to her wist so I keep checking it for updates and adding items to my list.

Ahhh thanks!  My list for you continue's to grow daily!


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Post by: murbeck on September 28, 2010 10:17:08 AM
Madison Chataqua of the Arts was this weekend. I may have picked up a couple of things for murbeck... ;)

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Post by: littlefawnpug on September 28, 2010 10:30:15 AM
Finished a medium yesterday.  I love it, makes me think of something molly weasely would make for one of her kids.  Which is what I was going for because my partner said her house makes people think of the borrow.  Also working on large, but I had to stop working on it at the moment because I need to wait until next payday so I can get the supplies to finish it.  Im so glad I made my list for this swap.  It seems like Im moving along more quickly then I thought.  My over all progress:  2 items finished & 1 almost done.  Now, Im just decidiing which item to work on next. 


As for everyone doing their weekly check in question.  I am really enjoying hearing everyones crafty holiday memories.  I too remember many of those crafts like the construction paper wreath, paper chains, pine cones with glitter and stringing popcorn.   ;D   


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Post by: cursive_queen on September 28, 2010 10:39:49 AM
I remember doing a paper plate and tissue paper wreath in kindergarten that the teacher attached our pictures to.  My dad still has it :)

I'm still plotting and planning and gathering supplies


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 28, 2010 12:27:01 PM
I have a little paper plate wreath that one of my kids made me!


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Post by: LimeRiot on September 29, 2010 08:55:58 AM
I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made so far! I've completed two mediums, started a third, collected supplies for some of my smalls and selected patterns for both of my large items!

This is the only swap I'm crafting for right now so I've had plenty of time to focus :).


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Post by: rantyhippie on September 29, 2010 09:34:05 AM
i have finished crafting for all my other swaps except for one item on the Mexican Kisch swap.....so I am trying to finish that so I can focus all my attention on this swap


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Post by: InShambles on September 29, 2010 10:27:29 AM
My earliest holiday crafting memory is helping my father sew a Sesame Street quilt "for my cousin". I was five and remember being envious but that he had promised to make me one sometime, so I didn't voice my jealousy. I remember watching him use paint pens to carefully draw all of the Sesame Street characters in a big panel in the middle, & helping him sew some of the squares together. On Christmas morning I was thrilled to find it was actually for me!

And I am still crafting... or more accurately still planning. I'm big on lists and planning *exactly* how to make things before I actually attempt them.


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 29, 2010 01:21:21 PM
InShambles that is a fabulous story!!! Do you still have the blanket??? 
I am in the process of making each of my kids an I Spy quilt for Christmas and both have seen me sewing squares together and neither have even thought to ask what I am making!  I think this means that I do not craft enough for them, they always just assume I am making something for someone else.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on September 30, 2010 03:09:19 AM
InShambles that is a fabulous story!!! Do you still have the blanket??? 
I am in the process of making each of my kids an I Spy quilt for Christmas and both have seen me sewing squares together and neither have even thought to ask what I am making!  I think this means that I do not craft enough for them, they always just assume I am making something for someone else.

My kiddo is the exact opposite.  Whenever I am making something, the kiddo (and hubby) are always asking what Im making, whom I making it for & finally they ask if I will make them one too.  Normally, when Im making them items as a surprize I work on the items while they are at work/school.

Anyways, on a crafting note the hubby is bringing me home some _______ today that they have a few extras at his work that I can have.  Im super excited because now I can finish the _______ that I had to put aside because I was waiting until payday to get the ____ for it.


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Post by: CleanFeelin on September 30, 2010 12:44:37 PM
I have no idea how one of my projects is going to go because I am trying a whole new craft that I thought I previously sucked at, but with a little help from a previous swap, some time, and patience I have found some new confidence in it.  Now hopefully it turns out well.


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Post by: gatheredthreads on September 30, 2010 01:31:15 PM
I think I have my list all finalized!  And one item almost finished.  Mostly I've been wrapping up crafts for the advent swap first, but this one I could do in tandem.  I can't wait to get started properly  ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on September 30, 2010 01:59:01 PM
I got started on a little something last night...Looking good so far


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Post by: LimeRiot on September 30, 2010 03:45:22 PM
I'm still working away on my third Medium item. I'm loving 85% of it but the other 15% is kind of driving me nuts. I think I'm going to take out the 15% and re-do it.

Better to spend 30 minutes correcting something than 30 hours staring at it and feeling like it's only so-so.


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Post by: beeker on October 01, 2010 05:09:02 AM
work is driving me nuts, I need a crafty break, too bad I can't call in sick after I'm already here..... :P


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Post by: cursive_queen on October 01, 2010 06:06:39 AM
Started working on a project, to realize I was short on fabric.  I may improvise.

Has any one used individual iron on rhinestones before? 


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Post by: murbeck on October 01, 2010 06:28:31 AM
work is driving me nuts, I need a crafty break, too bad I can't call in sick after I'm already here..... :P

ha, I know what you mean!!!!  I hope to start some swappy christmas crafting this weekend  :)  I got a lot of cleaning done around the house yesterday while working from home (a nice perk the office allowed me for putting in such a full & stressful week) so I should be able to do more play than chores this weekend! ;D


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 01, 2010 07:35:24 AM
Hubby brought me the ___________ home from his work yesterday.  So, I was able to finish the large item.  So, craft count: 3 finished items.  (1 small, 1 medium & 1 large) I may start another item today.  Not sure though, because im on a harry potter kick and have been doing a lot of harry potter reading lately. ;D


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Post by: beeker on October 01, 2010 07:55:55 AM
Started working on a project, to realize I was short on fabric.  I may improvise.

Has any one used individual iron on rhinestones before? 

One of the ladies in my club was working on detailing for a wedding dress. She was using a special tool to heat each individual rhinestone before placing it. She put the tool point side up in a mug and put a rhine stone on it to heat. Then touched it with a straight pin to pick it up. Then she put it on the dress. She said it gave her more control that just pushing the tool against the fabric like you are supposed to.


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Post by: murbeck on October 01, 2010 08:09:43 AM
Hubby brought me the ___________ home from his work yesterday.  So, I was able to finish the large item.  So, craft count: 3 finished items.  (1 small, 1 medium & 1 large) I may start another item today.  Not sure though, because im on a harry potter kick and have been doing a lot of harry potter reading lately. ;D

Me Tooooo!  I'm on book 6 right now.  This is my 2nd trip through the series.  I want to finish rereading the whole series before watching the last 2 movies.  Oh, how I can't wait to return to the wizarding world every time I put it down, even though I've read it once already and seen the movies countless times.  Such a fun place to be.  In fact, and this makes my comment on-topic, DH & my Christmas presents to ourselves this year is a trip to Hogwarts Castle at universal studios!!!  We are going to go the week after Christmas, I can't wait!  I've heard its really amazing.


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 01, 2010 09:15:10 AM
I have a medium and a small completed.  Have fabric cut out for another item that just needs to be sewn together and I started doing some sorting and gathering for my large item. 


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Post by: cursive_queen on October 01, 2010 09:16:48 AM
Beeker - Thanks for the info.  It sound like it might require me to buy tools and it  might be sort of tricky.  I was going to try something on jeans for the kiddo and then if it worked well maybe try something for this swap...but it sound intimidating and possibly expensive.

- Murbeck -- So jealous!   I want to go to the Harry Potter world!!!  Hubby's response is a face and "isn't that for little kids?"


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 01, 2010 09:31:28 AM
Hubby brought me the ___________ home from his work yesterday.  So, I was able to finish the large item.  So, craft count: 3 finished items.  (1 small, 1 medium & 1 large) I may start another item today.  Not sure though, because im on a harry potter kick and have been doing a lot of harry potter reading lately. ;D

Me Tooooo!  I'm on book 6 right now.  This is my 2nd trip through the series.  I want to finish rereading the whole series before watching the last 2 movies.  Oh, how I can't wait to return to the wizarding world every time I put it down, even though I've read it once already and seen the movies countless times.  Such a fun place to be.  In fact, and this makes my comment on-topic, DH & my Christmas presents to ourselves this year is a trip to Hogwarts Castle at universal studios!!!  We are going to go the week after Christmas, I can't wait!  I've heard its really amazing.

That sounds so awesome getting to see the Hogwarts castle!  I would love to the gryffindor common room.  And Dumbledors office! ;D 


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Post by: murbeck on October 01, 2010 11:08:36 AM
lol, I don't know how in depth the castle itself is supposed to be, but the town of Hogsmeade is there, butter beer at the Hogs Head, sweets at honeydukes, and stuff like that  ;D 


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Post by: superhooker on October 01, 2010 04:43:26 PM
Hubby brought me the ___________ home from his work yesterday.  So, I was able to finish the large item.  So, craft count: 3 finished items.  (1 small, 1 medium & 1 large) I may start another item today.  Not sure though, because im on a harry potter kick and have been doing a lot of harry potter reading lately. ;D

hehehe, I just finished re-reading them!! (that was time #7 for me...I may be obsessed.) 

I have had company all week, my SIL from Louisiana has been staying with us, so I haven't technically started crafting yet....BUT  I do have big plans all laid out, and I have been collecting little doo-dad extras to go along with stuff.  I'm totally into stockings, especially stocking stuffers, so a bunch of missmoppet's pressies will have a little fun mini-present extra.  because I'm a nerd.

I went to catholic school, so my first x-mas crafty memory was making advent wreaths with paper plates and toilet paper rolls. 

Me and sheepblue are scheming away, trying to get together for some crafty time...I'm so excited!! 


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Post by: beeker on October 01, 2010 04:50:13 PM
murbeck, I am jealous! That sounds like fun. I don't know that I will be going there even in the distant future. I keep hearing that the rides aren't very friendly for fluffy people such as I. You will have to fill us all in on the fun! I can be vicarious...


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Post by: quaggy on October 01, 2010 08:28:58 PM
I have a medium and a small completed.  Have fabric cut out for another item that just needs to be sewn together and I started doing some sorting and gathering for my large item. 
Sounds like I need to pick up the pace my partner is leaving me behind.  Just a hint: I work better under stress!


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Post by: murbeck on October 02, 2010 07:26:18 AM
dont worry, I will brag about every detail to everyone who will listen  :D

I am finally going to be starting on crafting for this swap today, and I'm jumping head first into a large item  :)  One that I'm sure will be loved!


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 02, 2010 07:37:55 AM
I almost had a craft fail last night - I made some stuff with poly clay and put it in the oven to bake, it shouldn't have taken more than 10 minutes....and 40 minutes later when I forgot/remembered that I had stuff baking I pulled it out. Thankfully everything is fine, if a shade dark. Gave me a heartattack for a minute there.


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Post by: thedreamer on October 03, 2010 09:06:26 PM
School's been a little busy, so all I've had the time to do is stalk  :-[  I've finally finished the first round of assignments, and the second bunch aren't due in awhile, so I finally have some time to craft and shop this week!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 04, 2010 03:23:54 AM
Organizers Note:

Yup, its that time again.  Our weekly (required) fun check in.  Thus far the communication has been great with the group, however some people didnt do the check in last week.  Please remember to do so, as it is required.


Weekly check-in question:

Favorite holiday treat/snack or beverage?

Mine is probably the gingerbread pop tarts that they sell here only during the holidays. ;D

Crafting progress:  3 items done, 1 started this weekend (yup, I didnt read my harry potter book because I decided I needed to craft instead.)  And, I have it half done and its been fun working on it.  I think I might make my sister one for Christmas too.


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Post by: margiej on October 04, 2010 05:11:53 AM
When I was growing up we only had pie at Thanksgiving and Christmas because my mom hated to get her hands all gunky with the dough!  Oh what a happy day for my dad when she discovered "impossible pie" made with a self-settling bisquick crust!   

I have a list made of ideas and plan to start as soon as I finish up 2 others and mail


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Post by: cursive_queen on October 04, 2010 06:13:33 AM
I LOVE pumpkin pie.  However, my husband and his daughters don't like it (not sure the kids have ever tried it...) so my new tradition with them is Cheesecake.

I haven't tried gingerbread poptarts, they sound interesting.

I'm planning.  I think I'll have some time this week to get some items done


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 04, 2010 07:21:47 AM
I really like hot cocoa and the only time of year I get to drink it is when it's cold out. Being Florida, it's normally WAY too damned hot to enjoy it. :D I also look forward to a homemade pumpkin pie by my Mom each Thanksgiving and then the traditional cookies I've had all my life growing up that *I* am responsible for making these days.

Crafting in progress. Nothing done but several things in the works!


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Post by: psyche on October 04, 2010 07:41:37 AM
Hm. I think of pumpkin pie more as a Thanksgiving thing (which here in Canada is next weekend, so not close to Christmas!). But I really, really do love pumpkin pie. As for treats I have around Christmas, I really like having a turkey dinner, pffeffernusse (these German white-covered gingerbread drops), hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream, and any tea that "tastes like Christmas". There is also always a Clementine in my stocking, and they feel like Christmas to me!

My progress on this swap is so far... lists. But I have a lot of lists. I also sent my partner a big question PM yesterday, since I'll be digging in this week as some other swaps are heading out in the mail!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 04, 2010 08:29:43 AM
Hm. I think of pumpkin pie more as a Thanksgiving thing (which here in Canada is next weekend, so not close to Christmas!). But I really, really do love pumpkin pie. As for treats I have around Christmas, I really like having a turkey dinner, pffeffernusse (these German white-covered gingerbread drops), hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream, and any tea that "tastes like Christmas". There is also always a Clementine in my stocking, and they feel like Christmas to me!

My progress on this swap is so far... lists. But I have a lot of lists. I also sent my partner a big question PM yesterday, since I'll be digging in this week as some other swaps are heading out in the mail!

German gingerbread drops?  Mmmmm would you be able to share the recipe? 


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 04, 2010 09:44:45 AM
I live in Seattle. Warm beverages are important here in the winter...eggnog lattes, peppermint mochas, market spice tea, hot buttered rums! They all make me think of the holiday season.

I've finished 3 mediums. I went back and corrected part of one of them and I'm glad I did. It looks much better.

I also went shopping for fabric for one of my larges yesterday. I'm kind of going back and forth on it though. It might be too Halloween-ey for Christmas :).


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Post by: murbeck on October 04, 2010 10:04:47 AM
pumpkin pie is definitely a fave for both TG & Christmas!!!!  I keep asking for one for my birthday in August too, lol, but no one has obliged yet.  ;)  I also love the pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins and peppermint mochas (though those are available year round and I indulge when I need a pretend winter moment in the hot summers here in FL). 

I'm half way through 1 large... spent about 5-6 hours on it yesterday :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 04, 2010 10:17:47 AM
I love my grandma's spritz cookies and ALL my aunt's baking.  She makes s'mores bars, cherry chocolate drops, frosted sugar cookies and much more YUMM!  I also make cherry chocolate cookies to share at work since everyone loves them!

I have gotten going on my large but I plan to work on it in bits and pieces since it will take a while and I will burn out on it if that's the only thing I do. 


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Post by: gatheredthreads on October 04, 2010 10:23:24 AM
ginger/gingerbread ANYTHING is my fave.  And pumpkin too.  With an eggnog latte (so thankful for soy eggnog!) to go with.

We don't have gingerbread poptarts here!  Probably just as well  :D

I ordered my supplies today!  And am about to start crafting on the things I have supplies for.


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Post by: CleanFeelin on October 04, 2010 10:40:17 AM
My favorite thing would have to be when my family makes cookies - we traditionally make butter cookies and decorate with red/green sprinkles, peanut butter kisses, and some sort of fancy cookie I some how manage to find 2 years ago it was red velvet half moons with chocolate and vanilla icing.  And all of these are made from scratch and traditionally all done in one evening staying up wayyy too late.

Still in the process, after this week I can get cracking, I have an event after work for three days so there goes my crafting time.


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Post by: psyche on October 04, 2010 05:15:28 PM
Hm. I think of pumpkin pie more as a Thanksgiving thing (which here in Canada is next weekend, so not close to Christmas!). But I really, really do love pumpkin pie. As for treats I have around Christmas, I really like having a turkey dinner, pffeffernusse (these German white-covered gingerbread drops), hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream, and any tea that "tastes like Christmas". There is also always a Clementine in my stocking, and they feel like Christmas to me!

My progress on this swap is so far... lists. But I have a lot of lists. I also sent my partner a big question PM yesterday, since I'll be digging in this week as some other swaps are heading out in the mail!

German gingerbread drops?  Mmmmm would you be able to share the recipe? 

Well here's a link to one that looks right. My grandma has one, but it's in her head. ;) http://www.canadianliving.com/food/pfeffernusse.php (http://www.canadianliving.com/food/pfeffernusse.php)


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Post by: InShambles on October 04, 2010 05:56:48 PM
My favorite holiday treat is potato candy. Which is this extremely sweet candy made with a potato, lots of powdered sugar, & has peanut butter in the middle. I don't know anyone else who makes it, but I've been making it with my sister since I was a child. It's so good, but takes all afternoon to make so we only make it at Christmas.

I went to the craft store today & started on my first medium. ;D School has been more hectic than I expected so I haven't had a lot of time to chat, but I'm finally used to my schedule & have no assignments due for a month, so I'll have plenty of crafting time.

PS: LimeRiot - I like Halloweenish prints, even at Christmas. ;)


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 04, 2010 06:11:29 PM
InShambles, that candy sound delicious! I love sweet + salty flavors.


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Post by: gatheredthreads on October 04, 2010 07:52:04 PM
My favorite holiday treat is potato candy. Which is this extremely sweet candy made with a potato, lots of powdered sugar, & has peanut butter in the middle. I don't know anyone else who makes it, but I've been making it with my sister since I was a child. It's so good, but takes all afternoon to make so we only make it at Christmas.
This sounded so curious, that I had to go find a recipe!  Is this like the one you make? http://www.wisegeek.com/contest/what-is-potato-candy-and-how-do-i-make-it.htm


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Post by: InShambles on October 04, 2010 08:02:42 PM
That's exactly the same thing! If anyone tries it know that one average sized potato will make a ton of candy.
This actually isn't salty-sweet, more like really sweet fudge. I bet it would be awesome with some chopped up salted peanuts though. Yum.


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Post by: devilxkat on October 04, 2010 10:00:26 PM
Mmmm..holiday treats. My fav has to be pumpkin pie. I also love the enormous cookie batches my mom makes; with favs being chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, almond horn and santa's whiskers.

As for crafting, still in the planning stage. Between work and still organizing the house after moving, I haven't accomplished much yet.


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Post by: margiej on October 04, 2010 11:48:33 PM
Every year I make fruitcake and mail it to my mom.  I load it up with everything I can afford, add a ton of spice (ignore the 1/2 tsp directions, add 2 or 3 tsp it really makes it so much better!)  My mom actually hoards the fruitcake, rationing a bit to herself every day, and never shares it with company!  One year I don't know what happened, I must have fallen asleep while it was baking, but I could not get it out of the pan, so I mailed it pan and all. She somehow got it out, maybe scooped it?  Anyway she ate it!  At least my mother loves me, no matter what!


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Post by: murbeck on October 05, 2010 05:41:39 AM
Wow, that potato candy sounds really good, I might have to give that a go...


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Post by: beeker on October 05, 2010 05:50:54 AM
I've had potato candy before. There was a student at school that would bring it in for the teachers. He has gone on to middle school though. *sigh* That was good stuff.

Holiday treats....I love so many. Persimmon pudding comes to mind with lots of whipped cream. I am probably thinking of that because I need to go pick up persimmons in my yard. I was out picking gourds last night and I could smell them there are so many on the ground I will never get them all. It is time to call in the neighbors to come get some.

Also I like it when Starbucks brings out the holiday cups and flavors. I don't like gingerbread, but I love the coffee. Then you know it is time for the holidays.

I need some holiday. I will be spending all morning picking out Christmas music for our school concert and making lots and lots of copies.
Deck the halls with bows of holly, fa la la la la la la la la

Update - I have 1 small, 2 mediums, and a large in progress


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Post by: psyche on October 05, 2010 06:49:45 AM
Persimmon pudding! That's definitely something I hadn't heard of. Then again, I don't think many persimmons grow around here (Canada)... or maybe they do? I agree with the Starbucks holiday flavours. Although my favourite is a chai tea latte with a shot of pumpkin spice! (I don't like anything vaguely coffee flavoured).


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Post by: murbeck on October 05, 2010 06:56:56 AM
we, here in my particular area of FL are having particularly unseasonably cool weather  ;D  I am sooooooooooooooo in thee mood!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 05, 2010 07:28:05 AM
we, here in my particular area of FL are having particularly unseasonably cool weather  ;D  I am sooooooooooooooo in thee mood!
Us too! Tampa's been so downright pleasant the last few days! Craziness to have low humidity and enjoyable weather in early October.


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Post by: margiej on October 05, 2010 08:15:18 AM
I'm in Pensacola and it has been great here too!  Nothing like our normal "fall" weather!


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 05, 2010 04:34:07 PM
Hey Floridians - we're also having the opposite of our usual weather here in Seattle! It's unseasonably warm! I'm looking out the window at sunny blue skies.

I spent yesterday evening cutting fabric. After 1 episode of Eureka and 2 episodes of Murder She Wrote, I was only about 1/4 of the way finished with all of my cutting tasks! I know how I'll be spending the rest of my week :).



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Post by: superhooker on October 05, 2010 05:02:20 PM
I'm in Michigan, and I'm freezing my butt off!!!  It may just be because we had such HOOOOTTTTTTT weather all summer, but 50 degrees feels SUPER cold this year!!  We never turn the heat on until we absolutely have to, but I've got a little space heater in my studio to help keep me warm!

My favorite holiday treats are roasted pecans (I have a great recipe!) and I love making peanut and cinnamon brittles.  This year all the treats will be for my Hubby and kidlet, though...because I have willpower....



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Post by: rantyhippie on October 05, 2010 05:30:46 PM
my grandma makes the very best divinity candy ever. I love it.


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 05, 2010 07:39:55 PM
I'm in Michigan, and I'm freezing my butt off!!!


You and me both! We try to hold off breaking out the space heaters til the end of October but sadly we may have to soon  :'( My nose is particularly cold right now lol.

My favorite treat is pumpkin pie! I don't know why I don't eat it year-round, I really should. It's awesome.

Also made a bunch of progress on my stuff  ;D Probably about a 1/3 of the way done. And I'm recruiting help which is always good. I'm feeling good  :D


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Post by: quaggy on October 05, 2010 07:42:19 PM
Texas weather has been fantastic!   My favorite holiday treats are fudge, cashew brittle.  Not sure why this is the only time of the year I make these. Just finished my other swap so I hope to start crafting this weekend, Monday is a holiday so I should make some  progress.


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Post by: InShambles on October 05, 2010 09:14:51 PM
It's freezing here in Ohio already too. I can't bring myself to turn on the heat yet, but I'll have to pretty soon. I can't believe it's this cold already!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 06, 2010 05:46:05 AM
Its cold here as well.  These past few mornings Ive been so cold!  So, Ive been wearing lots of layers and using our fleece blankets.  As we dont want to turn the heat on this early plus, by the time its about noon-ish its warm-ish again.  I actually started making myself a poncho as a keep warm option.  Ive never made one before, so Im impressed at how easy it is.  I wanted to make it in gryffindor colors but, I didnt have enough of those colors so, instead I made it in raven claw colors.  (hee hee, my harry potter nerdiness!)  And to stay on topic yesterday I decided I needed to look at all my craft supplies and go ahead and get rid of the tiny scraps and odds & ends that I keep saving thinking I will use it but, never do.  Well, I just happend to find a little ____ that will be perfect for the ____ that I'm making for my partner!  Total score!   ;D  And, we had just enough polyurethain (I still dont know how to spell it.) to give the ____ one last coat.  I'm super excited about this. 


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Post by: juliminustheE on October 06, 2010 08:18:01 PM
Favorite holiday treat/snack or beverage?

I love reindeer chow. Nothing better than tons of powered sugar covering chex mix :D!

Crafting progress:  I have collected a lot of materials and i am in the planning phase


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 07, 2010 10:34:50 AM
I am giggling a bit about everyone trying to fight turning on their heater.  I was excited cause last night I was able to turn my AC off for the first time since April/May!  Alas it only lasted one night though since it's supposed to get back into the 90's here by next week.  Oh well I will take the hot over snow any day :)

I seriously am wanting to try all of these treats now.  This year I am planning on making a new recipe called chocolate crinkles and some snickerdoodles.  I may also try to make some spritz cookies even though mine never turn out and nothing is ever like grandma's cooking anyway!


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 07, 2010 11:27:06 AM
it's pretty cold here right now. but it goes in between cold and hot so I just turned the heat and air off......

I am currently waiting for my vehicle to get fixed (fuel pump is out and it is positioned inside the gas tank) so I can go do a supply run.


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Post by: superhooker on October 07, 2010 12:12:44 PM
Its not really that cold here, but my house holds in cold really well...which is awesome in the summer (we don't have an AC unit at all...house stays cool all by itself!) but in the winter it blows.  You feel fine as long as you're up and moving around, but when I sit down to knit or something, I get sooooo cold!  We are hoping not to turn the furnace on until mid-November, so I just use this little space heater in my studio...I can warm my hands up!

I'm almost done with the medium item I'm working on!  I'll start up another medium tonight.  I also worked out all the logistics for another project, so I think everything is really rolling!
My son and I went shopping for little bonus pressies last night.  He  likes to help me pick out things...but he keeps recommending things that HE would like...he kept hinting that missmoppet would really like some Star Wars Legos...or a new bike.


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Post by: murbeck on October 07, 2010 01:23:41 PM
Its not really ...he kept hinting that missmoppet would really like some Star Wars Legos...or a new bike.

LOL!!!!!!  :D


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Post by: thedreamer on October 07, 2010 03:25:25 PM
Just checking in, I totally forgot to answer the question last week  :-[

My favorite holiday treats would have to be chocolate bark (with bits of candy cane in it)...followed by gingerbread cookies.  Yum!

Crafting progress:  Finally got started on 1 item, still planning others and gathering materials.


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Post by: margiej on October 07, 2010 03:38:07 PM
I'll bet she would be tickled pink to get star wars legos!  :D ;) ;)


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 07, 2010 04:16:03 PM
I've gotten most of the smalls out of the way. One of my larges I'm kinda burning out on but I'm going to take a break and come back to it later. I think I might try to have fun with one of the mediums tonight - I'm super excited to see how it comes out.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 07, 2010 05:56:48 PM
My son and I went shopping for little bonus pressies last night.  He  likes to help me pick out things...but he keeps recommending things that HE would like...he kept hinting that missmoppet would really like some Star Wars Legos...or a new bike.

Thats cute.  Im sure my kiddo would be thrilled though if your kiddo picked out Star Wars Legos for me.  (ha ha!)  He would be like, "Oh, cool mom!  How about I keep those in my room for you."



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Post by: LimeRiot on October 07, 2010 08:38:34 PM
I finished a little small tonight. It turned out cute! I think I'll make one or two more and package them together as a set :).

Mr. Lime always asks for legos when I'm making a trip to Target. Ha!


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Post by: murbeck on October 08, 2010 06:39:54 AM
I love legos!!!!!!!!!  A friend & I spent hours building on his living room floor one night about a year ago.  Maybe I'll ask him to bring them when he comes over for dinner tonight, LOL!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 08, 2010 07:32:07 AM
Legos rock!  ;D


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 08, 2010 10:25:17 AM
I worked on a medium last night.  I think I worked on it too long because my neck still hurts from looking down.  I will say its very cute/funny.  I was admiring my progress before I logged onto Craftster just now.  And I just want to say cross stitch is so fun!!!  Im glad that I decided to give it a try.   :D


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Post by: murbeck on October 08, 2010 10:43:03 AM
I want to try cross stitch again.  I haven't done it since I was a wee lass and my grandma drew a pretty but basic heart template for me to work on.  They were pretty big X's, lol.  I never realized how detailed cross stitches could be until a few years ago when I joined this amazing community of craftster  :)  I can't wait to see what you are working on missmoppet!!!!!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 08, 2010 11:53:36 AM
I want to try cross stitch again.  I haven't done it since I was a wee lass and my grandma drew a pretty but basic heart template for me to work on.  They were pretty big X's, lol.  I never realized how detailed cross stitches could be until a few years ago when I joined this amazing community of craftster  :)  I can't wait to see what you are working on missmoppet!!!!!

You really should try it again!  Ive never done it until just recently.  I was just in the hoopla swap here and  my partner made me a cross stitched hoop and It inspired me to try cross stitch.  Im so glad I tried it because I really enjoy it.   


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 08, 2010 12:04:59 PM
My son is 5 and has just really discovered Legos.  He is also really into Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman for the Wii.

I always without fail mess up when I do cross stitch and so I avoid it now.  I also don't have the patience to do one thing for so long. 


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Post by: margiej on October 08, 2010 06:28:57 PM
oh me too!  I have a half done Garffield picture from like 30 years ago, don't even have the directions any more.  I always got so bored with it, plus I was so inconsistent with the direction of my x's.  But then I can't follow directions to learn to knit or crochet either!  LOL!  Confession:  and I don't care at this stage of life to learn!   lmfao!  So my partner can be pretty sure she will not receive a cross-stitch from me.


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Post by: devilxkat on October 08, 2010 06:33:32 PM
oh me too!  I have a half done Garffield picture from like 30 years ago, don't even have the directions any more.  I always got so bored with it, plus I was so inconsistent with the direction of my x's.  But then I can't follow directions to learn to knit or crochet either!  LOL!  Confession:  and I don't care at this stage of life to learn!   lmfao!  So my partner can be pretty sure she will not receive a cross-stitch from me.

Lol, that's ok. You might get one from me.  :D


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Post by: margiej on October 08, 2010 07:47:06 PM
Oh I will appreciate the hours that go into it.  I just can't do it.  Seriously, I need to start making more than just lists for this and the stocking swaps.  I mailed out one swap today, and need to finish this other one so I can focus on these Christmas swaps......  Jingle bells, jingle bells, Grandma got run over by a reindeer, walking home from our house Christmas eve....da da da da whatever...but as for me and grandpa, we believe!  You know, I think that's why my oldest daughter is warped, I sang Christmas songs to her at bedtime all year long, and I never could remember the words, so I just fractured them!


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 08, 2010 08:38:57 PM
I love doing cross-stitch! It does take SO much time though - much longer than I ever expect it too.

I finished another _____ to go with the one I finished yesterday. I also made another small but I think I'll keep it as the "practice" version and make another (hopefully better) one for InShambles.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 08, 2010 09:15:29 PM
Well I had to rip a whole bunch off of one of the larges. *sighs* Just looked like crap. I so know what I want it to be but getting it to be that might be harder then I though. Grr.  :-\


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Post by: superhooker on October 09, 2010 05:56:19 AM
I want to try cross stitch again.  I haven't done it since I was a wee lass and my grandma drew a pretty but basic heart template for me to work on.  They were pretty big X's, lol.  I never realized how detailed cross stitches could be until a few years ago when I joined this amazing community of craftster  :)  I can't wait to see what you are working on missmoppet!!!!!

You really should try it again!  Ive never done it until just recently.  I was just in the hoopla swap here and  my partner made me a cross stitched hoop and It inspired me to try cross stitch.  Im so glad I tried it because I really enjoy it.   

Ooooh!  I love cross stitch!! I haven't done it since I was little, but I've really been meaning to try it again.  I'm pretty good with crafty patience, as my most favorite thing to do is knit charted lace patterns. 

I went to Joanns yesterday, and picked up most of the supplies that I still needed.  I've got 2 days done, 2 days partially done, and supplies for most of the others!  woo!!


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Post by: quaggy on October 09, 2010 06:15:54 AM
Cross stitch is a favorite of mine, I have been doing it for ever.  It does take along time but so pretty when complete.  My partner can count on a least  1 cross stitched item.


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 09, 2010 06:52:14 AM
*sigh* I'm a little discouraged now because two of my mediums are not coming out the way I wanted them to. One I already have a new idea for how to approach it, but the other is just....fail. I'm not sure if I should try again or just scrap the whole thing and think of something else. I guess I'll do some brainstorming today.


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Post by: murbeck on October 10, 2010 07:57:46 AM
Yay!  I finished off the large that I've been working on since last week and managed a small too.  While, on the other hand another small item turned out to be an epic fail.  Not sure If I'll get another ____ and try again or move on to other ideas.  We shall see...


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 10, 2010 08:25:05 AM
sheepblue - sorry to hear you're discouraged. I have a hard time believing anything you do could be considered a "fail".

murbeck - congrats on finishing a large! I'm anxious to get my big projects completed.

Unfortunately progress on large #1 is at a total stand-still. I was working on it yesterday when I heard...ClUNk clUnK bAp CLunK BAp wHAAp beep beep beep beep beep... that's the sound of a sewing machine going t*ts-up.

Grrrr. I'm going to take it to the shop today.


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 10, 2010 09:02:48 AM
Aww thanks LimeRiot. I'm feeling better now, I revised the medium in which I was going to make one of my mediums and it's something I'm more comfortable with so it should turn out well. The other I worked on last night and is coming along great. I'm not 100% sure it's the best it can be so I'm going to make another one tonight and pick the better of the two.

I guess this is just another reality check that I definitely have a lot to learn about other mediums *cough* How to people sew things other than a straight line, really? I want to know LOL.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 10, 2010 09:19:50 AM
*cough* How to people sew things other than a straight line, really? I want to know LOL.
If you figure that out, will you let me know too? I suck at sewing because apparently I'm too good at "winging it" and really, really bad at following specific directions, cutting even panels and sewing in a straight line. *sighs*


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Post by: murbeck on October 10, 2010 12:35:22 PM
Oh no, limeriot, I'm so sorry to hear about your machine!!!!  I hope it's not too costly of a fix  :P


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Post by: SnapsAndDrangons on October 10, 2010 02:01:44 PM
Sorry i missed my first two mondays. Things have been pretty crazy, and then last week my mom got sick and was in the hospital. but now everything look like it is going to be ok. so monday 1. I can remember making the pine cones covered in glitter. NOw thing back on it. my teachers might have just been trying to be mean to my parents.. :P
2. my fav holiday food/bev is my mom makes this bomb butterscotch pie, everything is make from scratch. And it is sooooo good. it is something she makes as a presents for the family.

So i have my list of things that i want to make but i still have yet to hear from my partner so i haven't started making anything yet.


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 10, 2010 04:35:43 PM
I finished a couple more things today. It is getting cooler here and I am soo excited!


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Post by: beeker on October 10, 2010 04:39:19 PM
progress hit a stand still this weekend. lots of family things to do, I will get back to it this coming week
I promise  ;D


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 10, 2010 07:37:42 PM
I purchased supplies for a large and a medium today. Unfortunately I had to completely scrap and will have to start over on the other large. *sighs* But I've got a few smalls done as well.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 11, 2010 04:14:23 AM
Organizers Note:

Yes, yes, yes its fun check in question of the week! 


Q:  What was one 'handmade' christmas/holiday gift that you have received in the past that made you 'Squeeee' with excitement when you opened it?

A:  Well, Im going to have to say mine would have to be either my sirius black 'have you seen this wizard' stenciled shirt or my fleece kanji print snuggie.  I received them both last year in the big 12 days of christmas swap.  And Im still getting lots of use out of them.  ;D

As for my crafting progress.  I'm still crafting.  Im having fun right now making a cross stitch gift.


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 11, 2010 05:08:24 AM
When I was a kid my uncle made me a bike with my name on it  ;D It was pretty awesome; he makes bikes for a living.

Still crafting; got some more done on my second version of a medium, and will try to finish that up tonight. Crafting might have to be put on the backburner this week since I have a big test coming up in art history that I need to be studying for. =/


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Post by: quaggy on October 11, 2010 05:53:16 AM
I love this weeks question.

My sister made me this set of porcelain dolls.



 She made them from start to finish.  Pouring the molds, china painting, firing in the kiln.  The clothing she also made from vintage fabrics.  They are about 30 years old and will be treasured forever.  A local lady in Houston sculpted the molds, talk about talent.

As far as crafting, I hope to start this afternoon.  Life has been in the way.  Supplies are gathered, ideas ready just gotta get started.  I have today off from the office just a little work to do that I brought home.  Then craft room here I come.


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Post by: CleanFeelin on October 11, 2010 07:44:18 AM
Hmmm...Not too sure what handmand gift made me squeel because I am usually the one who gives the crafts rather than receives them.  But one that I got that I really liked was a fleec blanket where you cut the endges and tie them together in my fave colors red and white.

Still getting my crafting ideas together but going to start the large this weekend.  Haven't heard from my partner Rock Cave Mom, hope she is doing ok.


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 11, 2010 07:53:37 AM
my grandma made me a quilted jacket one year in this funky dragon print. Sadly, I think that is the only thing anyone has ever made me for Christmas.....I am usually the one making gifts lol


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Post by: margiej on October 11, 2010 08:10:15 AM
LOVE those porcelain dolls!!! 
One year my daughter made me a calendar with pictures of my granddaughter.  Last year, the school sold mouse pads the kids "designed" and I use that constantly!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 11, 2010 08:17:06 AM
I can't really think of an answer either. I've received very exciting swap items before but not handmade Christmas presents.  :-\


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 11, 2010 08:45:39 AM
I recieved a crocheted starghan in the mini 12 days swap from 2008.  It is displayed in my living room on the back of my recliner. 

I worked a bit on my large item on Saturday then life happened in the form of a flooded bathroom (thanks to my lovely daughter)  and I didn't do anything else.


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Post by: cursive_queen on October 11, 2010 09:53:07 AM
That's a hard one, I don't think I've gotten many handmade gifts.  I think it was for christmas, a friend made me a fleece throw that she put the logo of a favorite band of mine.  I love it.  It gets used alot, especially by the cats, who think it's theres.

Crafting is going slow, but moving along (Trying to finish a thesis has a way of slowing things).  Hoping hubby can pick up an item at Hobby Lobby while he is out of town so I can work on a medium


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Post by: murbeck on October 11, 2010 10:28:53 AM
My Dad was so proud of me when I started my wood working stuff that for that Christmas he made me an old-fashioned tool buck and wood burned a wolf on one end (using a knot hole for the nose) and an egret on the other end.  He also got me my own compressor with nail & staple gun, but the tool box made me cry  :)


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Post by: beeker on October 11, 2010 12:45:01 PM
My mom has made me some beautiful things. She made a beautiful beaded butterfly pin. I loved it. These past few years my mom has given my sister and I something that my grandmother crocheted before she passed away. I look forward to that each Christmas.


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 11, 2010 01:23:33 PM
It's wonderful hearing all the stories of handmade gifts! Think about all the people that must talk about the wonderful gifts that you have made them for Xmas :).

My Pops made me an awesome bird house for xmas a couple of years ago. Mr Lime made me a special painting with all of our dogs paw prints last year. I know it was no easy feat to get the mutts to all to sit still for that process so it's extra special to me.

In crafting news, my sewing machine has been resurrected and it only cost me $40! I'm back in business now.


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Post by: quaggy on October 11, 2010 05:11:19 PM
Glad to here your machine is back in good working order.  That was a super quick repair.

Ran to Hancock's today and found some fabulous fabrics for my partner.  I can not wait till Friday.  I took a days vacation and have plans to spend it sewing.

I started on another project this afternoon and just went to check out my partners wist.  I am making her something similar to something she recently added or something I missed the first few times I stalked it. Glad to know she will be excited to get it.


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Post by: gatheredthreads on October 12, 2010 07:38:34 AM
I usually make handmade gifts, not receive, so this year will be fun for me  ;D

Crafting lots over here; hoping my supplies arrive in the mail soon!


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 12, 2010 09:31:34 AM
Glad to here your machine is back in good working order.  That was a super quick repair.

Ran to Hancock's today and found some fabulous fabrics for my partner.  I can not wait till Friday.  I took a days vacation and have plans to spend it sewing.

I started on another project this afternoon and just went to check out my partners wist.  I am making her something similar to something she recently added or something I missed the first few times I stalked it. Glad to know she will be excited to get it.

I am now going back to look at my wist and try to guess at what it could be! 
I worked a bit on my large again last night.  I have one small done and a small/medium that is going to be paired with something else all finished.  I have plans for everything and supplies for just about everything. My plan is to make everything I can and then sort through it for each day.


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Post by: margiej on October 12, 2010 12:20:37 PM
That is what I plan on doing, it is too complicated to decide in advance which will be day 10 or day 7!  I just like to craft as the mood strikes me, and let the threads fall as they may! 


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 13, 2010 06:05:09 AM
I didnt craft yesterday.  I started reading my book again and I was totally entangled in it to do any crafting.  ha ha.  I did think of some fun little extra things to add to my partners goodies though.  So, I added them to my list. 


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Post by: InShambles on October 13, 2010 06:18:53 AM
My favorite crafted gift was the Sesame Street quilt my father made me that I posted about before. Luckily I've been blessed to receive many wonderful crafted gifts over the years, but that will always be my favorite.
I'm still crafting away!
I'm glad your sewing machine was fixed quickly & relatively cheaply LimeRiot. :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 13, 2010 10:48:21 AM
I did more work on my large last night and it's really coming along!  I am reminded as to why I hate sequins though......
I am hoping to finish it within the next week or so and then move on to other things.  My list is long but my bag is almost empty!  I want to knock this one thing out before I get going on the rest though.  Tonight I am taking a break and working on some things for the Ongoing Wish Swap.  don't want to get burned out ya know!


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Post by: superhooker on October 13, 2010 11:56:53 AM
I don't usually get christmas presents, unless I do christmas swaps, and then I get awesome stuff from craftsters!  Last year, Freestyle was my partner in the stocking swap, and she sent me some really fabulous things, and I still use them all the time!  She made me a soup mug, and a stencilled hoodie, and I've been using those pretty much every day...plus, she dyed a bunch of wool for me to spin...and wool is totally the way to my heart!!

I had the BEST idea for missmoppets stuff!  I am so excited about it!  she is going to be soooo happy!!! (I hope, at least!)


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Post by: cursive_queen on October 13, 2010 03:08:14 PM
Taking a  break from thesis stuff (and crying about it) to do a little crafting.  Hopefully by the end of the night I'll have 2 smalls knocked out.  One part of one of the smalls I'm questioning, as it's my first time working with that material, but we'll see.  I have another small in progress, a medium in progress, got some supplies for another small and a large.  Hoping to hit up hobby Lobby tomorrow when I drive up to school.


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Post by: thedreamer on October 13, 2010 04:26:46 PM
Handmade Christmas gift that made me really excited?  My grandmother knit me a whole bunch of scarves out of yarn I had been admiring at her house.  I was pretty surprised that she gave me so many scarves at one time!  Plus, I can't knit at all, so it's really something I would've never been able to make myself :)


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Post by: koalascout on October 14, 2010 04:22:35 PM
i have my large started and some supplies for a 3 or 4 days and still planning and gathering supplies for the other days.



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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 14, 2010 05:27:48 PM

I had the BEST idea for missmoppets stuff!  I am so excited about it!  she is going to be soooo happy!!! (I hope, at least!)

Im so excited to see all the goodies!  I'm sure I'll love it all.   :D  I started on another item for you today.  I was browsing images online and came across the cutest little _____ picture that I think you will love.  So, I grabbed my thread and needle and I started a stitching.   :D 



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Post by: beeker on October 15, 2010 05:30:42 AM
It is going to be a crafty weekend. I can feel it. I may break out the wood burner and head over to my mom's. Then the kids can play and I can sit outside, burn stuff and watch them.  ;D


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Post by: murbeck on October 15, 2010 06:22:58 AM
It is going to be a crafty weekend. I can feel it. I may break out the wood burner and head over to my mom's. Then the kids can play and I can sit outside, burn stuff and watch them.  ;D

Sounds nice!!!!


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 15, 2010 08:35:12 AM
I love hearing about the progress everyone is making on their packages!! I can't believe how long we have to wait before we can actually see all this awesomeness. Patience grasshopper...

I haven't had much time to craft this week :(. I'm going out of town this weekend to drink beer and eat brats at an Oktoberfest celebration outside of Seattle so probably won't get much crafting done.

I'll start fresh next week though!


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Post by: psyche on October 15, 2010 08:47:09 AM
I love hearing about the progress everyone is making on their packages!! I can't believe how long we have to wait before we can actually see all this awesomeness. Patience grasshopper...

I haven't had much time to craft this week :(. I'm going out of town this weekend to drink beer and eat brats at an Oktoberfest celebration outside of Seattle so probably won't get much crafting done.

I'll start fresh next week though!

I'm Oktoberfesting this weekend too! In Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario though. However, I do hope to get some crafting pre-trip, since I'm just going overnight.


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 15, 2010 10:49:13 AM
mmmm now I want some brats!  Never been to Oktoberfest and this will be a somewhat busy weekend for me making Halloween crafts and cookies with my kids so I am hoping to get lots of swap crafting done and watch some movies in the evenings.





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Post by: beeker on October 15, 2010 11:48:49 AM
ahh, oktoberfest, I remember those days in college. the one we went to was Strassenfest (sp?) we called it sloshenfest, because litterally all it was, was tent where they sold beer and a row of portapotties.  :P


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Post by: devilxkat on October 15, 2010 11:50:32 AM
Hmm..don't think I've received any handmade Xmas gifts before. Like many other crafters, I seem to be exclusively on the crafting end of gift giving.

Now my mom did sew/cross-stitch her and my stockings, so I guess that counts.  ;D

As for the working on my swap package, I've been so unmotivated to do ANYTHING. That's been applying to any art projects lately. I think the majority of it is the fact that the study and the garage (supposed to be my craft room and then my glass workshop) have not been organized yet, and we've lived here for 2 months already. I think of things to work on and then I get overwhelmed by what I need to do to even get started. But like I told Margie, hopefully Devilman and I can spend some time this weekend organizing!

On a different not, last weekend was OktoberFest at Texas Ren Fair.


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Post by: InShambles on October 15, 2010 02:56:08 PM
I've been stalking LimeRiot's Wists today and either she added a bunch of things or I somehow missed them every other time I've looked ??? -- but I have so many new ideas!!!  ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: margiej on October 15, 2010 09:19:16 PM
I amazed myself with my own creativity this afternoon, and without a pattern!   ::) ::)


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Post by: murbeck on October 16, 2010 12:00:44 PM
I amazed myself with my own creativity this afternoon, and without a pattern!   ::) ::)

Good for you!  That's always exciting  :)


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 16, 2010 12:07:00 PM
I've been working slowly but steadily  :) I received a major component of one of my larges in the mail recently so I've been chipping away at that at home. At work today I just finished one of the smalls I've been putting off forever  ;D Everything is slowly coming together, it's so exciting!!


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Post by: beeker on October 17, 2010 04:23:12 AM
I've got an idea swirling around in my head for something I have never made before. I want to try it out. I think if it works out it will be great, if it doesn't I won't send it. I am excited about trying something new.


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Post by: quaggy on October 17, 2010 08:38:41 AM
I have been working on a couple of pieces and should be through this afternoon.  Then I will need to go and buy __________ to finish them.    I also ordered some stuff online to add to lindys package.  I have plans for her large and if it doesn't turn out I do have a backup plan.  I hope if works if so she will be getting both projects.
This has been a pretty productive weekend.


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Post by: murbeck on October 17, 2010 11:25:45 AM
I've got an idea swirling around in my head for something I have never made before. I want to try it out. I think if it works out it will be great, if it doesn't I won't send it. I am excited about trying something new.

Have fun with it!!!  ;)  I love trying new things because of swaps  :)


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Post by: beeker on October 17, 2010 12:52:25 PM
I am very excited! Today is the first time one of my topics ended up in the "Hot new topics" section on the main page. Woohoo!  :)


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 17, 2010 12:53:51 PM
I've got an idea swirling around in my head for something I have never made before. I want to try it out. I think if it works out it will be great, if it doesn't I won't send it. I am excited about trying something new.

Have fun with it!!!  ;)  I love trying new things because of swaps  :)

Oh fun! I agree with murbeck, trying new things is one of the best parts of swaps!


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 17, 2010 02:14:33 PM
I am re-working one of the larger projects, and it looks like it is going to turn out better than what I had planned.


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Post by: InShambles on October 17, 2010 05:04:47 PM
I've been working on one of my larges today, I'm so excited about how it's coming along!!  ;D


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Post by: murbeck on October 17, 2010 07:10:46 PM
Beeker, I saw your topic earlier today- congrats!!!  I never realized quite how much prep work goes into those gourds you make  :o  a whole year to wait for drying, holy cow!  I do want to try it out some day, but now I realize it won't be for a bit.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 18, 2010 04:10:37 AM


Its time again for the required weekly check-in question. 
Please remember that this is required. 
This is a fairly big swap, and I want to make sure everyone is crafting and not going mia. 

Q:  During the holidays there seems to be many Holiday movies and tv episodes.  Share your favorite holiday movie or holiday episode of a tv show.

A:  Im going to go with tv episode.  My favorite holiday episode is the Christmas one of the Big Bang Theory.  Its the one where Penny gives Sheldon napkin with Leonard Nimoy's autograph but, hes excited because his dna is on it too.  (ha ha!) and Sheldons totally speechless and gives penny all these gift baskets and says its still not enough so he gives her a hug.  So, funny!


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Post by: CleanFeelin on October 18, 2010 06:41:56 AM
My favorite holiday movie is Love Actually.  I make a point to watch it every Christmas and I still cry at the sad/sappy parts.  But this is the funniest thing about watching the movie - we taped it off the tv, so it's in VHS format, which I am perfectly fine with.  Kind of brings me back to my childhood and watching VHS tapes.

SO I bought a lot of supplies yesterday and I am starting to work on a large, but I think I under estimated what goes into making the large so I will probably need to head back to the store and pick up more stuff.  Oh well ANOTHER trip to Michael's.  (I am not complaining ;D)


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 18, 2010 07:08:45 AM
I always put It's a Wonderful Life on when I'm decorating my tree. Been a tradition since I was little. I also really love the Garfield Christmas special because it's really surprisingly sweet and I was always a fan of Garfield as a kid. ;) I've got both on DVD.


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Post by: cursive_queen on October 18, 2010 08:34:43 AM
I remember loving the Claymation Christmas special from the 80s.  I actually found it on DVD a few years back and gave it to my twin (I should have gotten a copy for myself).  Another favorite is Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas... I need to remember to watch it this year (my husband, and stepdaughters were like.... what is this?!).  The christmas episodes of shows I already watch are fun too.

I'm still crafting.  Started a large friday.  i"m loving the way it's turning out, but an element of it is taking longer than I thought.  Not hard, just time consuming.


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Post by: SnapsAndDrangons on October 18, 2010 08:44:22 AM
I think my fav holiday movie is the nightmare before christmas. :) it is fun to watch and so pretty!

I am crafting away. I have had a change to talk to my partner a bit more which has been nice, now if only the DD would get over the stomach flu i could get a lot more done.


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 18, 2010 08:57:43 AM
I was never a huge Christmas movie watcher, but I have fond memories of watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on VHS. Also more contemporary I like the Nightmare before Christmas.

I finally got the energy to tackle one of my larges that seems to be taking forever and got some major work done last night; which is ironic because I am/was starting to get sick and felt like crap. I feel really weak and have no energy now but hopefully it was just a 24 hour bug and I can get back on my feet sooner than later.


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Post by: murbeck on October 18, 2010 09:10:58 AM
fave special is definitely the claymation rudolph, but my tv is pretty much on ABC Family all the time during December.  I love allllll of the cheesy specials and and Disney's too!


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 18, 2010 09:30:10 AM
when I was little I loved watching the ice skating specials on TV, I still have some that my grandma taped for me. I also love the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 18, 2010 10:19:21 AM
I make a point of recording tons of Christmas specials for my kids to watch all through December. My favorites are A Christmas Story, Elf, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. 

I had a super busy weekend and didn't end up doing any crafting.  Now I am sick which will put a halt on things for a few days at least :(


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Post by: beeker on October 18, 2010 11:44:09 AM
I also loved the claymation special from the 80's. You can watch it on the internet, I found it last year and showed my classes at school. They liked the California Rasins. I love Nester the Longearred Donkey and Scrooged. We always watch Ernest and Muppet Christmas Carol when we put up the tree. I love Christmas specials. Phinias and Ferb had a cute one last year.

making progress, burned a bit more than I had done last week. I have a couple of other little projects I need to find some supplies for. I must to to Hobby Lobby, what a pity...  ;)


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Post by: murbeck on October 18, 2010 02:24:08 PM
OMG the California Raisins!!!!!!!!!!!   :D  I haven't seen that one in yeeeeeeaaaars!


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Post by: margiej on October 18, 2010 02:42:46 PM
My all-time favorite is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!  I just love it!  Randy Quaid is a Hoot!  The old Aunt and the Jello with the cat food, the poor cat who eats the lights,  and the snooty young neighbors who are such a riot (Todd! is it?)  I can sit and laugh all evening, even though I've seen it a dozen times!! 
I have actually got a few things finished and more planned!  DevilxKat said she had never before received a homemade Christmas gift!  Gotch covered for this Christmas!


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Post by: quaggy on October 18, 2010 03:57:05 PM
I make a point of recording tons of Christmas specials for my kids to watch all through December. My favorites are A Christmas Story, Elf, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. 

I had a super busy weekend and didn't end up doing any crafting.  Now I am sick which will put a halt on things for a few days at least :(

I hope you get to feeling better soon. 

I love all the Hallmark Holiday Movies.
Jingle all the way another favorite.

 Made great progress this weekend.  Even a trip to Joann's!  Found some fabric that was screaming my partners name.  Now to decide what it will become.  Descions, Descions gotta love it.
 


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Post by: gatheredthreads on October 18, 2010 05:47:58 PM
Blackadder's Christmas Carol and Merry Christmas Mr Bean are two of my faves.

Love Actually I enjoy watching, but each year, by the end of the movie, the song is driving me crazy  :D

DH loves A Christmas Story.  I bought him a Red Ryder BB gun for his birthday this year!

The supplies I ordered FINALLY arrived in the mail today!  I'm looking forward to finishing my evening tasks, and sitting down to use them  :P


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 18, 2010 06:38:51 PM
I'd echo many of the xmas movies that have already been mentioned...National Lampoons, Christmas Story, the weird 80's clamation films (Mr. Lime bought them for me on DVD last year :))...

As far as TV shows, the episode of the Office where they did a secret santa exchange was hilarious. There was the handmade pot holder and Michael brought an iPod. I also just started watching 30 Rock and they've had a couple funny xmas episodes...Ludachristmas. Heee heee!

I started on another medium last night and made pretty good progress. I haven't been working on large #1 much but need to get back to it. I haven't started large #2 but supplies have arrived. I'm really going to need to inventory what I've made so far. I'm already losing track!



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Post by: murbeck on October 19, 2010 05:48:52 AM
yeah, it's a lot to keep track of for sure and I can't name but 3 things I've done yet I'm pretty sure I've done a couple more than that... :-\  They are all in one spot though at least  :)


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Post by: margiej on October 19, 2010 07:41:35 AM
Same here, now I need to start considering size/shape/weight for mailing, or I'll have a boxful as big as a refrigerator!  Devilxkat, if you see a big semi pull up in front of your house, you'll know......Just kidding.  Maybe.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 19, 2010 07:58:16 AM
I need to start considering size/shape/weight for mailing, or I'll have a boxful as big as a refrigerator!  Devilxkat, if you see a big semi pull up in front of your house, you'll know......Just kidding.  Maybe.

I need to find a nice box (or two) as well.  That way I can begin to pack the gifts as i finish them.  That way I will have all the goodies in one spot and all organized. 


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Post by: beeker on October 19, 2010 11:28:15 AM
I have problems with boxes, my items tend to be large, odd-shaped, but not very heavy. flat rate boxes just don't work out for me. wrong shape and cost more than shipping other ways. I am fond of diaper boxes. I have lots of those, and they are a good shape.


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Post by: murbeck on October 19, 2010 11:29:25 AM
oooooh, I'll bet diaper boxes are perfect!  They are nice and thick too!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 19, 2010 12:44:19 PM
I have problems with boxes, my items tend to be large, odd-shaped, but not very heavy. flat rate boxes just don't work out for me. wrong shape and cost more than shipping other ways. I am fond of diaper boxes. I have lots of those, and they are a good shape.

I agree about the flat rate boxes.  Parcel post is my preferred shipping method as its normally way cheaper for me.  Now, if I was  mailing a box of rocks, then flat rate would be good.   ;) 


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Post by: margiej on October 19, 2010 05:33:34 PM
nahh, I'm gonna stick with the big semi.


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Post by: InShambles on October 19, 2010 07:27:39 PM
when I was little I loved watching the ice skating specials on TV, I still have some that my grandma taped for me.
So did I. We had a huge open living room & I used to put on my rollerskates & skate "along" with them. LOL
I love Rudolph, and I've watched A Christmas Story every year of my life (it premiered on the day I was born :P). I love the Grinch too....


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 19, 2010 07:29:28 PM
when I was little I loved watching the ice skating specials on TV, I still have some that my grandma taped for me.
So did I. We had a huge open living room & I used to put on my rollerskates & skate "along" with them. LOL
 

Thats such a cute childhood story. 


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 19, 2010 07:37:37 PM
when I was little I loved watching the ice skating specials on TV, I still have some that my grandma taped for me.
So did I. We had a huge open living room & I used to put on my rollerskates & skate "along" with them. LOL
 

Thats such a cute childhood story. 

I agree! That's very cute and sounds like fun!


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Post by: beeker on October 20, 2010 06:42:09 AM
After today I will be away from my computer until possibly Sunday, it depends on how things are going. We have fall break and I go on a marathon of pumpkin carving. My friends/neighbors have a massive 300ish pumpkin display in their yard. I am a volunteer carver.  ;D I love fall break, my hands are usually stained orange by the end of the week. I have to do at least 50 each year.


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Post by: murbeck on October 20, 2010 07:58:30 AM
After today I will be away from my computer until possibly Sunday, it depends on how things are going. We have fall break and I go on a marathon of pumpkin carving. My friends/neighbors have a massive 300ish pumpkin display in their yard. I am a volunteer carver.  ;D I love fall break, my hands are usually stained orange by the end of the week. I have to do at least 50 each year.

HOLY COW!!!!  Have fun and good luck to your hands (that's gotta make them sore!)  ;)


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 20, 2010 08:02:58 AM
You have to get pictures of the final display, beeker!!

Did you post pics last year?? I have some vague recollection of that but maybe I saw it somewhere else.

I'm carving pumpkins this weekend too but I usually get bored after 1 :).


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Post by: beeker on October 20, 2010 12:04:32 PM
I posted a few last year. When I get around to posting this year I will let you all know.  ;D ;D


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 20, 2010 04:12:25 PM
Going over to superhooker's house tomorrow to get our craft on! Excited!  ;D


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Post by: margiej on October 20, 2010 06:27:50 PM
You all are so lucky to be close enough to visit.  I don't think there are any other craftsters in Pensacola!  I'm so-o-o-o lonely!


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Post by: psyche on October 21, 2010 08:49:23 AM
I'm looking forward to getting all my other little swaps finished so I can focus fully on this fella! November will be my main crafting time, though I think I'll have a few items actually finished by then.


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Post by: murbeck on October 21, 2010 09:08:38 AM
I'm excited- I just went to submit the rest of my vacation time for the year and I had more days let than I realized.  Looks like I'm going to have plenty of craft time before sendouts  ;D  After October, I will be working more 3-day weeks than 5 for the rest of 2010.  W00t!


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Post by: InShambles on October 21, 2010 10:14:42 AM
Lucky you Murbeck! Enjoy your extra crafting time. ;D

Today I got a few weird looks for humming The First Noel at work. LOL I'm so in the Christmas spirit already.


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Post by: murbeck on October 21, 2010 10:25:47 AM
Lucky you Murbeck! Enjoy your extra crafting time. ;D

Today I got a few weird looks for humming The First Noel at work. LOL I'm so in the Christmas spirit already.

Thanks!

And, I know what you mean, I keep getting caught jamming out to the in-my-head christmas tunes around the house.  I'm sure it happens at work too, but my polite co workers don't say much, maybe just giggle a little while they shake their head  :D  I'm READY for a nice long Christmas season this year!


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Post by: thedreamer on October 23, 2010 04:11:29 PM
I don't really have a favourite show for Christmas, I just watch whatever's on :D  But anywho, I finished a small this week, and started a large.  I also went to Michaels this week to buy some _______ to make ______, but they don't seem to sell it.  Slightly frustrated, and am trying to find alternatives to use instead...


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Post by: superhooker on October 24, 2010 03:24:38 PM
I really like it when TV programs have a christmas show.  Those are always my favorites!  I also like Home For The Holidays...which is technically a thanksgiving movie, but I think it works for christmas too.  I like holiday movies about disfunctional families...they make me feel better!!

I finally bit the bullet and did a whole bunch of finishing last night while me and my son watched Harry Potter movies.  I love to watch those at christmas time too!  So, any way, here's how I stand:

day 12: done
day 11: not started yet
day 10: not stated yet
day 9: done
day 8: not started
day 7: 50% done
day 6: not started
day 5: done
day 4: done
day 3: done
day 2: not started
day 1: done

so, not too bad...I'm done with my biggest projects...they took a LOT of time, so I wanted to make sure to do them first!!


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Post by: devilxkat on October 24, 2010 03:52:23 PM
Fav Christmas shows/movies: A Christmas Story, Nightmare Before Christmas, Rudolph/Frosty animated specials, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

As for music, for my entire family, it has to be Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The cds get given as gifts, it's jammed on the stereo and there's inevitably a few members who go to see them play every year.

I feel like a crafty bum; I haven't been able to start crafting anything yet. One of the guys I work with, his baby was just delivered this past week, so I've been covering extra shifts. The good news is that I was able to get my study/craft room semi-organized on my day off..so now I have room to play/craft!


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Post by: quaggy on October 24, 2010 04:55:40 PM
I managed to make 1 more thing on my list for my partner. In the process I first did it upside down by mistake, that happens when I craft into the wee hours and am sleep deprived.  I now have something to make an extra out of that will match the ______ I made.  Woo hoo for screw ups!!!  I totally love the item.


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Post by: koalascout on October 24, 2010 06:28:55 PM
still here crafting away


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 25, 2010 04:24:48 AM
Weekly fun check-in question:

Q:   favorite holiday song?

A:  Normally, Im  not a huge holiday music fan.  But, I do really like 'Carol of the Bells', which is also known as the Ukrainian Carol.  So, if I had to listen to some holiday music that would definantly be the song I would pick.


Crafting progress: 

I didnt get much done this weekend.  As Im rotating my crafting from this swap and gifts for the family too.  But, I did go to a yard sale this weekend and bought a ____ that is perfect for my partner!  Its just adoreable and fits perfectly into her 'likes' catagory.   :D  I plan to finish a medium today though as its 95% done.  And then I have about 3 other things that are close to being done too.  So overall Im right on schedule.   


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Post by: beeker on October 25, 2010 05:32:44 AM
I teach music at an elementary school. We started Christmas music at the beginning of October. I have so many songs I love. I love Christmas Waltz, The Friendly Beasts, and O Come All Ye Faithful. Jingle Bells by the Brian Setzer Orchestra is awesome.

I have made progress. I need to sit down with my list and check off what I have done and what I still need to do. I have been randomly crafting, I need to organize. I did go to Joann's yesterday and made some supply purchases.  ;D


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Post by: cursive_queen on October 25, 2010 06:12:26 AM
I usually end up getting sick of christmas music, because all of the stores and radio start playing it light right after christmas.  I like a lot of instrumental music, and I like off-beat christmas stuff.  My sister made me a mixed cd of comedy christmas music.

My crafting is on hiatus til next week while I try to finish school.  I have a large started, one planned and a bunch of smalls in progress.


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Post by: gatheredthreads on October 25, 2010 06:39:41 AM
My favourite Christmas music is non-traditional songs, things like Stop the Cavalry. 

Comedy Christmas music sounds awesome.

Crafting progress: I have 4 days done, the remaining are all started at least.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 25, 2010 07:36:54 AM
I really like Carol of the Bells as well. I also love when the Osborne Lights dance to the TSO version of the song like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDCCFgllcb0)! ;D

Been sick for a week now. Still am today. Crafting progress has been impaired as a result. Worked on a part of one item last night. Also got some finishing items for a large yesterday.


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Post by: InShambles on October 25, 2010 07:37:45 AM
My favorite Christmas song is The First Noel.

Crafting - I am making my niece a Jack Skellington mask & tie for Halloween, so I worked on that all weekend & didn't get any swap crafting in. I should be done in the next couple days & will be able to get back to work on swap goodies.


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 25, 2010 09:02:58 AM
I like "O Come Emmanuel" and "The Cherry Tree Carol"


I got a lot of crafts done. I am trucking right along!


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 25, 2010 09:34:05 AM
I love the classic kids carols like Jingle Bells, Rudolph, Silent Night, etc.  I also really like Transiberian Orchestra but my all time favorite is So This is Christmas by John Lennon.  There is a radio station here that plays Christmas music 24/7 all through December and we listen to it at work all day. 

I found some fun store bought extras on Friday and got started on a little something yesterday but haven't really crafted much due to being sick and having a busy weekend.  I finished all my Ongoing Wish Swap claims and will focus back on gifts for Quaggy this week. 


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Post by: CleanFeelin on October 25, 2010 10:17:27 AM
mmm I would have to say that Carol of the Bells is my favorite - I sang it in choir in the 7th grade and fell in love.  But my close second would have to be the drummer boy but the really old version - love it.


Still crafting away.  Started a large after some long drawn out planning but things should be on track.  I have a crafting schedule from now until christmas.


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Post by: murbeck on October 25, 2010 10:47:41 AM
I'm a freak for christmas music!!!!  I do hate lots of the newer remakes though, I guess I am kind of a Christmas music snob  :D
Best Christmas albums:
Bing Crosby
Nat King Cole
Alabama
Alan Jackson

also:
Burl Ives christmas tunes
Madonna's "Santa Baby"
Baby, It's cold outside (but ONLY by Dean Martin & Doris Day!!!)
Snoopy vs Red Baron Christmas Song
Rockin around the christmas tree
run, run, rudolph

etc...  ;D


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Post by: psyche on October 25, 2010 12:11:28 PM
I'd have to say my favourite Christmas songs are Jingle Bell Rock and God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman. Totally different, but I just like the sound of both!


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 25, 2010 04:33:34 PM
Bah humbug...I'm just really not in to xmas music. I worked retail in college and can remember the long days on my feet dealing with grouchy shoppers and listening to the same 17 songs - over and over and over and over again.

I really think it spoiled holiday music for me entirely. Just the mention of "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree" nearly gives me a seizure.

On a crafty note, I'm still making progress! I did a quick tally last night and I have 5 1/2 items complete. I'm going to spend some time working on the Embroidery Hoopla swap this week but will sneak some xmas crafting time in too :).

I'm glad we still have over a month! 



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Post by: murbeck on October 25, 2010 05:17:47 PM
LOL, I worked in retail during christmas a couple different years also and I was the weirdo who never got sick of it.  I literally only listen to christmas music, unless it's someone else's radio, alllll of December.  And periodically throughout the year. I get it from my Mom, she listens to Nat King Cole's christmas year round off and on.  It just makes us happy  :)


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Post by: margiej on October 25, 2010 06:13:37 PM
I like a lot of traditional carols.  My last name is Joy, so people are always singing Joy to the World to me (like no one else has ever thought to do that!)  And I love Grandma Got Run Over By a Raindeer!  I just like funny songs.



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Post by: quaggy on October 26, 2010 07:38:27 PM
I happen to also have some of the favorites already listed.  Grandma got run over by a Reindeer, Santa Claus is coming to town, Jingle Bell Rock, I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus.  When my Grandmother was still alive we always rented a local pavilion and the whole family would gather Christmas eve.  With my dad having 8 brothers and sisters, plus their family's we usually ended up with about 80 of us including cousins, their family's etc.  My Grandmother passed out Christmas Carol books and we all sang carols, then came food, which we all brought and  Grandma opened her gifts.  Usually around midnight everyone left and while we where gone Santa had made his appearance at home. I remember as a child dad would sometimes drive around telling us he saw Santa in his sleigh and we could not go home yet, so we looked at Christmas lights.  We usually never got to bed before 4 am.

I miss this part of the festive season.

Crafting is coming along pretty good.  I am ready to start the next project, but 12 hour work days are cramping my craft time.  Looks like it won't happen again till this weekend. 

 


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Post by: sheepBlue on October 27, 2010 04:31:51 AM
I think my favorite holiday song is probably Carol of the Bells. I'm not a huge christmas music nut (moderation is ok, but by the end of the season I want to poke my eardrums with something sharp and pointy) but that song is forever awesome. Also Greensleeves.

Crafting is coming along; I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. My main challenge now is to finish my second large, and an additional item to accompany my first large. With a month left I think I'm in damn good shape  ;D


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Post by: gatheredthreads on October 27, 2010 10:18:13 AM
I just made the smallest ________ I have ever made.  I almost convinced myself to give up and trash it shortly before finishing; I doubted it would turn out well.  But I persevered and now it looks awesome if I may say so myself :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 27, 2010 10:44:05 AM
I got a small item finished last night and am almost done with a large.  I found some items to go with said large on Friday.  The second large is I think already done too. 

When we wrap and number our gifts do we have to do the small items for days 1-6 or can we mix it up some?  A few of my items are seasonal and I would like for Quaggy to be able to use them rather than say oh that's nice then pack it away for the year LOL!


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Post by: quaggy on October 27, 2010 05:33:14 PM
I got a small item finished last night and am almost done with a large.  I found some items to go with said large on Friday.  The second large is I think already done too. 

When we wrap and number our gifts do we have to do the small items for days 1-6 or can we mix it up some?  A few of my items are seasonal and I would like for Quaggy to be able to use them rather than say oh that's nice then pack it away for the year LOL!

Lindy, we are too much alike!  I have been doing the same thing!  I too hope it is ok, if not you would be saying the same thing oh that's nice and then pack it away.


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Post by: koalascout on October 27, 2010 08:48:27 PM
i am still here crafting away almost half way done. sorry i have not posted as much my computer has a mind of its own lately


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 28, 2010 03:43:24 AM
I got a small item finished last night and am almost done with a large.  I found some items to go with said large on Friday.  The second large is I think already done too. 

When we wrap and number our gifts do we have to do the small items for days 1-6 or can we mix it up some?  A few of my items are seasonal and I would like for Quaggy to be able to use them rather than say oh that's nice then pack it away for the year LOL!

The day breakdown is:

DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 12-7 are small days
Days 6-3 are medium days
Days 2-1 are large days

So, your partner will be opening day 12 first then, day 11, day 10 and so forth.  But, if you would prefer them to open in a different order you can label them different.  (It would be nice if the big items were saved for the last 2 days as sort of a grand fanalie of the gifts.)  But, as long as your partner and you are okay with opening them in another order thats fine too. 


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Post by: beeker on October 28, 2010 05:16:47 AM
I made lots to tiny items last night at my club meeting. I think a bundle of tinies will equal a small....I'm not sure of the math on that one. I may need an equivalency chart to be sure or maybe a nice quadratic equation... ;)


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Post by: murbeck on October 28, 2010 05:45:45 AM
There's nothing like lack of creative time to get the creative juices flowing, I have been getting so many good ideas for beeker and I can't WAIT to get around to making them!!!!  I do have a good start though, so I can't complain.


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Post by: beeker on October 28, 2010 06:25:22 AM
There's nothing like lack of creative time to get the creative juices flowing, I have been getting so many good ideas for beeker and I can't WAIT to get around to making them!!!!  I do have a good start though, so I can't complain.

woo hoo! ;D


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Post by: margiej on October 28, 2010 06:32:14 AM
I plan on getting some things done this weekend, although I do at least have a few made.  I have another swap due on the 20th so I will probably need to focus more on it first, but it all depends on how the brain is working and what IDEAS pop into it that morning! :) :)  I am not the most organized person, I do crafts like I used to do my sales job:  sort of the shotgun approach!  Do things and eventually something will take and be just right!  for someone.  LOL   But most important, Have Fun and Enjoy what I do. LOL!


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Post by: lindyv321 on October 28, 2010 02:34:50 PM
I got a small item finished last night and am almost done with a large.  I found some items to go with said large on Friday.  The second large is I think already done too. 

When we wrap and number our gifts do we have to do the small items for days 1-6 or can we mix it up some?  A few of my items are seasonal and I would like for Quaggy to be able to use them rather than say oh that's nice then pack it away for the year LOL!

Lindy, we are too much alike!  I have been doing the same thing!  I too hope it is ok, if not you would be saying the same thing oh that's nice and then pack it away.

Sounds like we are both okay with this approach!!! One of the larges will be saved until the end so there will still be a bit of a finale :)


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Post by: quaggy on October 28, 2010 06:58:26 PM
Same here! I have not started on the last gift. It will definitely be a large, but all supplies are purchased and I just can hardly wait till this weekend.  Plans are to craft most of it.  Weather has been breaking records here, still so hot!  Cold front moving through tonight so cooler temps tomorrow!  That will put me more in the spirit!!!! I just finished  prepping 4 things to start working on tomorrow evening. 


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Post by: SnapsAndDrangons on October 28, 2010 08:25:53 PM
I love traditional hymns and Christmas music! The older the song the better, and i love listening to the night before christmas, my great grandmother used to read it to her church everything year. It was rad.
Crafting is going well. I am on a mini break at school and getting a lot done!


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Post by: beeker on October 29, 2010 07:56:24 AM
I just finished an item I am very pleased with. It is small in size, but medium in time. I may make another one. It was fun... :D


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Post by: murbeck on October 29, 2010 08:32:30 AM
I just finished an item I am very pleased with. It is small in size, but medium in time. I may make another one. It was fun... :D

WOO HOO!   :D


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Post by: LimeRiot on October 29, 2010 11:23:10 AM
Confession: I stole something out of inshambles swap package today. It was the perfect thing to wear for pre-Halloween and I just couldn't resist. I've received loads of compliments on it today so I think that's a good sign.

I will definitely be making another one for inshambles to replace the one I stole from her today :).


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Post by: murbeck on October 29, 2010 12:23:14 PM
Confession: I stole something out of inshambles swap package today. It was the perfect thing to wear for pre-Halloween and I just couldn't resist. I've received loads of compliments on it today so I think that's a good sign.

I will definitely be making another one for inshambles to replace the one I stole from her today :).

LOL!!!!!!!!  :D  I can't wait to see what it was/will be!


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Post by: beeker on October 29, 2010 12:58:17 PM
I have part of our pumpkin display pics up....
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363192.0


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Post by: quaggy on October 30, 2010 06:50:54 AM
Beeker those are amazing!!!  Thanks for sharing such inspiration!


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Post by: margiej on October 30, 2010 12:44:52 PM
HAVE to take a break!  I am pulling my hair out and saying BAD words, making something that is giving me a DEVIL of a time for my partner Devilxkat!  HEHE!  But it is cute, or has the Potential To Be If I Can Finish It!  That's what I get for thinking, "Pattern, I don't need no stinkin' pattern!!"


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 30, 2010 02:30:04 PM
Still crafting here.  I found a box, so this this week I will start to wrap the things that are finished and place them in the box.  This will make organizing the items so much easier. ;D 


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Post by: quaggy on October 31, 2010 05:25:39 AM
Progress has been made!  4 items complete yesterday and a 5Th needs 42 inches of something I do not have on hand so another supply run later today, what a shame!  You know how extra things always happen to jump in your buggy. 

No one here did their trick or treating last night so I guess that means tonight will be busy with the ghouls and goblins.

 
;D HAPPY HALLOWEEN ;D


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Post by: rantyhippie on October 31, 2010 06:23:03 PM
brainstorming some tasty treats for my partner. I took my bestie and her kids trick or treating tonight and only one person recognized my dia de los muertos costume. Boo :(

It's a family tradition to decorate for Christmas on the day after thanksgiving but I did not get to decorate last year, so I am seriously contemplating putting them up after I clean the house from top to bottom tomorrow.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 01, 2010 04:45:50 AM
organizers note:

Today is November 1st which means the send date is 1 month away! 
I hope everyone is crafting and having fun creating a holiday package for thier partners. 
Please remember that the weekly check-in is required. 
This is a big swap and I wnat to hear everyones progress, as I am hoping this swap will be flake free!

Weekly fun check-in question.
(Im going to go with rantyhippies comment above for this question)

Q:  When do you normally start your holiday decorating?

A:  I normally decorate the 2nd week in December.  Our house it pretty tiny so, I dont want to decorate any sooner because its so cramped & cluttered.  This year Im probably going to just put a minature tree on the coffee table though.  The spot where we normally put our tree now has 2 book shelves so, theres literally no spot for the the tree now. 

Crafting update:  Still crafting.  Right on schedule.  Will hopefully be able to send early too.  


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Post by: gatheredthreads on November 01, 2010 06:01:20 AM
We usually decorate the first weekend in December. 

I am still crafting; I have 7 days finished and the remaining 5 are all started.


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Post by: margiej on November 01, 2010 06:11:20 AM
I am about half done.  I usually put my small prelit tree up after Thanksgiving, and since its just me here, that is about all I do.  I even stored the ornaments right in the box last time so that is all I have to dig out.  Pretty boring, huh?  I may go ahead and put it up earlier this year, just to get better in the spirit. 


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Post by: cursive_queen on November 01, 2010 06:33:32 AM
I guess towards the start of December we'll put up a few decorations.  We have a little pre-lit pink tree and I'll usually put up lights over the curtain rods.  I worry that the cats and the dog would mess with ornaments (they are at a tempting level on a 2 foot tree...), so it's pretty basic.

Crafting is going, I hope to go on a crafting bender next week when I get some loose ends with school tied up.


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 01, 2010 07:28:41 AM
I usually decorate around the 2nd week of December for reasons similar to missmoppet and cursive_queen. We have a small house and I don't like to clutter it with too many decorations. We also have very curious dogs of all sizes that enjoy messing with ornaments.

I've been focusing on my embroidery piece for the Hoopla swap this past week but I'm hoping to finish that up in the next couple of days and get back to Xmas crafting. I'd estimate that I'm about half-way done. I was originally planning to send all crafted items and no store bought but I think I might end up making one day a supplies surprise.


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Post by: InShambles on November 01, 2010 07:36:42 AM
Confession: I stole something out of inshambles swap package today. It was the perfect thing to wear for pre-Halloween and I just couldn't resist. I've received loads of compliments on it today so I think that's a good sign.

I will definitely be making another one for inshambles to replace the one I stole from her today :).
This is hilarious and I cannot wait to find out what it was!

Now that the Halloween rush is over I can get back to my Christmas crafting! I usually don't put a lot of effort into Halloween, but this year I went out as Jack the Ripper, and spent a ridiculous amount of time working on my niece's costume. It was fun though.

To answer the question, we always put the tree up & begin decorating the day after Thanksgiving.
And I am about halfway finished, both of my larges, and three of the mediums are done. :)


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Post by: rantyhippie on November 01, 2010 07:56:39 AM
it's a family tradition that we start decorating the day after thanksgiving.


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Post by: CleanFeelin on November 01, 2010 08:05:19 AM
We usually start decorating soon after Christmas, but we usually don't have our tree up until right before Christmas Eve (it's a fake tree).  I can't wait because I got a Martha Stewart wreath on clearance last christmas and cannot wait to make it, I have been waiting 11 months to finally make it!

Well I am 85% done with the a large and hopefully finishing it up this week, I am right on schedule.  Kind of wish I started sooner but I will get it all done, may just have to take a day off from work.  But who knows right now.


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Post by: juliminustheE on November 01, 2010 08:40:38 AM
I usually start my holiday decorating the day after thanksgiving. My mother in law in the other hand she starts decorating a week before Halloween. I find it a little scary that there is already three Christmas three set up in her house. maybe its part of halloween decor?  o.O


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 01, 2010 09:09:13 AM
My kids and I decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I like to have the decorations up for as long as possible. 

I am still crafting.  I am going to do one day as a treat day and one day as a supply day everything else is going to be crafted.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 01, 2010 09:32:21 AM
I usually decorate after Thanksgiving as well. And typically try to get my tree the first week or so of December.

Still plugging away craft-wise. Being sick for two weeks makes me feel like I'm behind but I'm probably 75% done with one of the larges. The fact that I haven't started the other worries me but I just need to buckle down and work on it. ;)


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Post by: murbeck on November 01, 2010 10:08:32 AM
I ALWAYS decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving.  We have a small house and I love the Christmas clutter!  :D  LOL!
We almost always go tree shopping that Friday night too, only to find that no tree lots are open after dark around us.  So, we go back out Saturday night (tree shopping must be done after nightfall!) and we then find a tree at the tiny little lot by our house and we come home and order pizza from a local brooklyn joint and decorate the tree with Bing Crosby while we wait for the pizza.  Then my husband lets me pick out a Christmas special to watch while we eat our pizza and sit in the dark with only the tree lights on.   :)  God, I love my life!

Outside decor always goes up over this weekend as well.


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Post by: beeker on November 01, 2010 10:20:53 AM
I do so much decorating at school for our Christmas concert I don't do quite as much at home. Last year it was just a few days before Christmas I got up my tree.  :-[ It's shameful.


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Post by: superhooker on November 01, 2010 01:15:00 PM
I normally decorate right after Thanksgiving...we have a family christmas party at my house every year, and it is the second Saturday of December...so I have to have the place decorated and cleaned up before then!
We have been using a little 4 foot tree that I won in a contest when I was 8years old...but we have a pretty enormous living room now...with 12 foot ceilings, so I really want to get a tall tree this year.  I have been scouring craigslist for a tall prelit tree.  If I can find one, I know it will go up immediately...it won't get decorations until after christmas. (If I can wait that long.)

crafty-wise, I have gotten quite a bit done.  7 days are all done, and I just got my pattern for another day.  I only have one more big project to make, all the rest are the smalls.


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Post by: sheepBlue on November 01, 2010 01:50:47 PM
When I was a kid we'd start decorating the house a couple of weeks before Christmas. Now that I'm out on my own I don't really decorate much at all  ::) I put the stockings up, and a few random ornaments get put up around the apartment but other than that nothing really. I know, I'm such a scrooge lol.

Crafting is...going. My biggest goal is to finish up a large, after that all that's left is minor last minute finishing/tweaking and I'll be done  ;D


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Post by: thedreamer on November 01, 2010 06:41:03 PM
I usually start decorating in the first or second week of December...then we can have them up for a full month before we take them down in January.  I love Christmas decorations, I think we decorate almost every single room in our house with all the stuff we've accumulated over the years!  Must...stop...getting...new decorations :D

Crafting...slowly moving along.  I have a bunch of smalls done, debating on how to do a large right now.


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Post by: quaggy on November 01, 2010 08:06:40 PM
I too start over the Thanksgiving holidays!  I go a little crazy.  I love all the lights and each room is themed.  I have been crafting and buying for 30+ years so it gets pretty magical.  2 full days to get everything out. So glad I have an attic.

Pleased with my progress so far. 6 items crafted so far. 1 large, 4 smalls, and a medium.  I have 3 pieces in progress 2 are large by time, med in size and the other is a medium.  I will have something crafted for each day and extras too.  Can't say much it would ruin the surprise.


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Post by: koalascout on November 01, 2010 08:10:27 PM
if they can be found my son will have all of his musical things out for by the end of november. i just have to by batteries for all of them.

crafting i should be about half done by the end of this weekend



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Post by: psyche on November 02, 2010 04:39:07 AM
My finished items are... slim, at best. But I still have a month! And now that the OTT Historical (which took me forever), a couple other swaps, and my 2 Halloween costumes are finished, I can actually make great strides forward with this one!


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Post by: murbeck on November 02, 2010 07:36:22 AM
Starbucks brought their Gingerbread latte's back today!!!!!!!!!!! 

just thought I'd let ya'll know.



/skips off humming Holly Jolly Christmas


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Post by: gatheredthreads on November 02, 2010 10:47:32 AM
Starbucks brought their Gingerbread latte's back today!!!!!!!!!!! 

I just swore off coffee for a month, to see if it will help with some health problems.  Guess I'll have to wait and have a celebratory Gingerbread Latte when I am done crafting & have sent  ;D

I am having so much fun making my partner's gifts!


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Post by: beeker on November 02, 2010 03:17:11 PM
Starbucks brought their Gingerbread latte's back today!!!!!!!!!!! 

just thought I'd let ya'll know.



/skips off humming Holly Jolly Christmas

I tried to get one on Sunday, but I was a day early....it was so sad  :'(
I will have to make a trip to Starbucks soon


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 02, 2010 06:49:45 PM
It's impossible to miss the gingerbread lattes here in Seattle. Actually, it's impossible to miss Starbucks in general - there is one on every corner :). There is a spot downtown where there are two starbucks directly across the street from each other!

In crafting news, I finally did an inventory yesterday and I'm feeling pretty good about my progress...

Larges: 0.5/2 complete
Mediums: 3.5/4 complete
Smalls: 3/6 complete

My Dad is having knee replacement surgery tomorrow so I plan on being at the hospital all day. I've got motorcycle magazines packed for Mr. Lime and a little knitting project packed for myself!


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Post by: margiej on November 02, 2010 07:06:30 PM
I hope your dad's surgery goes well, Lime Riot.  My mom had it done several years ago, and she was stubborn about the rehab!  I hope I never have to have it. 
I am still crafting away, doing bits and pieces.  Worked 2 weeks helping a lady sew for a craft fair, and I am so glad to be finished with that!  If she ever sells anything, we will sew some more....maybe!  It slowed my progress down on my own personal crafting as I was exhausted every night when I finally got home! 


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Post by: psyche on November 03, 2010 06:44:09 AM
Starbucks brought their Gingerbread latte's back today!!!!!!!!!!! 

I just swore off coffee for a month, to see if it will help with some health problems.  Guess I'll have to wait and have a celebratory Gingerbread Latte when I am done crafting & have sent  ;D

I am having so much fun making my partner's gifts!

You could have a tea latte with a gingerbread shot. . .  that's what I do with my beloved pumpkin spice, since I can't bear the taste of anything vaguely coffee-ish. (I put the pumpkin spice in a chai latte. Mm.)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 03, 2010 06:57:21 AM
I might attempt to make a new type of craft item.  Its on my partners wist and If I could accomplish making it, I'm certain it would totally rock her socks.  So, I plan to spend the day drafting & sketching the plans to make the item and go from there.  If the rough draft turns out alright I'll definantly try to make the item in full scale.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 03, 2010 07:49:05 AM
Starbucks brought their Gingerbread latte's back today!!!!!!!!!!! 
Forget latte's (bleck)...they brought back the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate this year!! In 2008, I found something worth going to Starbucks for. (See, I actually really hate coffee.) It was SO GOOD. But in 2009, they didn't return it much to my great sorrow. This year though, they brought it back! I am so going to have to get one of those once it stops being 87F outside!!


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Post by: murbeck on November 03, 2010 09:21:50 AM
Starbucks brought their Gingerbread latte's back today!!!!!!!!!!! 

I just swore off coffee for a month, to see if it will help with some health problems.  Guess I'll have to wait and have a celebratory Gingerbread Latte when I am done crafting & have sent  ;D

I am having so much fun making my partner's gifts!

You could have a tea latte with a gingerbread shot. . .  that's what I do with my beloved pumpkin spice, since I can't bear the taste of anything vaguely coffee-ish. (I put the pumpkin spice in a chai latte. Mm.)

I looooove to put Pumpkin Spice in my Chai!!!!!!!  Sometimes the other way around too though  :)  It so puts me in the fall/winter mood every time!


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Post by: CleanFeelin on November 03, 2010 10:34:34 AM
I JUST recently came around to the idea of lattes - before they tasted like coffee and cigarettes bleh - after a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte I am hooked.  BUT I limit myself to only buying them on the weekend.  Cannot wait to try the gingerbread latte.  Dunkin Donuts lattes are not bad either, but I may have to try the flavor shots in a tea latte, sounds pretty good.


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Post by: cursive_queen on November 03, 2010 12:38:02 PM
Chai with a flavor shot... hmmm.  Does it work with other tea lattes or would that taste funny?


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Post by: gatheredthreads on November 03, 2010 02:05:40 PM
Starbucks brought their Gingerbread latte's back today!!!!!!!!!!! 

I just swore off coffee for a month, to see if it will help with some health problems.  Guess I'll have to wait and have a celebratory Gingerbread Latte when I am done crafting & have sent  ;D

I am having so much fun making my partner's gifts!

You could have a tea latte with a gingerbread shot. . .  that's what I do with my beloved pumpkin spice, since I can't bear the taste of anything vaguely coffee-ish. (I put the pumpkin spice in a chai latte. Mm.)
:o Thank you!!!  I've always had coffee there so this didn't even occur to me!


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Post by: superhooker on November 03, 2010 08:50:28 PM
I might attempt to make a new type of craft item.  Its on my partners wist and If I could accomplish making it, I'm certain it would totally rock her socks.  So, I plan to spend the day drafting & sketching the plans to make the item and go from there.  If the rough draft turns out alright I'll definantly try to make the item in full scale.

Oooh!  exciting!!!
I am making something for you that is pretty similar to something I had on my christmas list to make for a friend...I have to work out a whole bunch of tweaks to the original formula to make it work right, so I'm using her version as the guinea pig!  Hopefully I can work out the kinks in the first one, and do yours even better.


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Post by: sheepBlue on November 04, 2010 11:27:29 AM
I just wanted to share that I just FINISHED my crazy large!!! I'm so happy!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D



That's all. Carry on  :)


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Post by: superhooker on November 04, 2010 01:57:00 PM
Ooooh!  is it the one that I saw?


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Post by: sheepBlue on November 04, 2010 02:00:11 PM
YES  ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: superhooker on November 04, 2010 05:44:34 PM
Good job!!  That sucker was labor intensive!!


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 04, 2010 06:21:07 PM
My progress has slowed quite a bit. My Dad has had some complications with his surgery - he's doing okay but the whole family has been in a bit of a funk and I haven't felt too motivated to craft.

I'm hoping that he turns a corner tonight. I know once he's feeling better my mojo will return in full force!

We were supposed to have a house guest this weekend but he just cancelled on us (phew yipppeeeee!!) so now the weekend is wide open. There should be plenty of time to care for family and get some crafts done.

I'm soooo excited to see what everyone is working on. I think we need some teaser pics in this thread ;).


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 04, 2010 07:45:39 PM
I might attempt to make a new type of craft item.  Its on my partners wist and If I could accomplish making it, I'm certain it would totally rock her socks.  So, I plan to spend the day drafting & sketching the plans to make the item and go from there.  If the rough draft turns out alright I'll definantly try to make the item in full scale.

Oooh!  exciting!!!
I am making something for you that is pretty similar to something I had on my christmas list to make for a friend...I have to work out a whole bunch of tweaks to the original formula to make it work right, so I'm using her version as the guinea pig!  Hopefully I can work out the kinks in the first one, and do yours even better.

Eeep!  Im excited to see it!  And how cool that you had it on your list to make for your friend too!


I'm soooo excited to see what everyone is working on. I think we need some teaser pics in this thread ;).


I totally agree!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 05, 2010 03:57:46 AM
Alright, as of this morning heres my official craft progress update.  I might switch a few items to different days though, but Im not sure yet.  Once I start wrapping items (I know, I said I was going to start this week, but I havent. :P ) I'll then put the official 'day' labels on everything.

Day 12:  Crafting/Drafting (hope it turns out, if not I'll need to make something else)
Day 11:  Done
Day 10:  Done
Day 9:  Done
Day 8:  Done
Day 7:  Done
Day 6:  Done
Day 5:  Working on finishing touches
Day 4:  Working on finishing touches
Day 3:  Done
Day 2:  Planned/not started
Day 1:  planned/not started yet
Extras:  Gathering/Crafting



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Post by: lindyv321 on November 05, 2010 06:39:26 AM
I have had a sick daughter at home in bed for the last two days and it gave me a ton of craft time.  I got caught up on my shows that were on the DVR and am now 98% finished with my second large!!!!!!!  Based on time this is an extra extra large LOL!  I also got started on a medium yesterday and it's turning out so cute!  I am now quite happy with my progress.

Hope your dad is feeling better soon Lime Riot


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Post by: murbeck on November 05, 2010 06:56:58 AM
I'm crafting right along too.  I'm really surprised at how close to finished I am :)  Think I'm going to ignore some of my chores that I promised to do this morning and run out to see if I can find something that is an "if I can find a __________ at the right price I will totally make a _____ _____" project.  It's so nice and cold out today that I don't think I can resist running out for a bit anyway :)


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Post by: murbeck on November 05, 2010 08:49:05 AM
just came across this HUGE online >FREE< magazine full of Christmas ideas & tutes!!!!  Thought I'd share:

http://inspireco.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspired-ideas-christmas-issue.html

Just click on the picture and it will open up another window and you can flip through page by page


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 05, 2010 09:47:53 AM
just came across this HUGE online >FREE< magazine full of Christmas ideas & tutes!!!!  Thought I'd share:

http://inspireco.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspired-ideas-christmas-issue.html

Just click on the picture and it will open up another window and you can flip through page by page

Thanks for the link, murbeck! Great stuff.


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Post by: CleanFeelin on November 05, 2010 10:53:18 AM
I am so overwhelmed to craft that I am contemplating taking a day off from work to craft, so obsessed right now! ;D


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 05, 2010 02:08:38 PM
The hospital finally got my Dad's pain under control and he's feeling much better. He also had a steady stream of family and friends visiting today and that really lifted his spirits (and mine!).

I'm glad too because I really need to get cranking on my large items. I was reviewing the instructions I got for the one I haven't started yet and it's 46 pages long!! Yikes.


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 05, 2010 02:50:07 PM
The hospital finally got my Dad's pain under control and he's feeling much better. He also had a steady stream of family and friends visiting today and that really lifted his spirits (and mine!).

I'm glad too because I really need to get cranking on my large items. I was reviewing the instructions I got for the one I haven't started yet and it's 46 pages long!! Yikes.

Glad your dad is feeling better!  That sounds like the large I just finished up.  It was supposed to have a lot of instructions but half were missing :(  Good thing I can wing it LOL!  80+ peices and a whole lotta sparkle later and it's done!
 


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 05, 2010 02:57:33 PM
Wow, lindyv! Can't wait to see what you've been working on.


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Post by: quaggy on November 05, 2010 06:57:09 PM
Wow Lindy!  I am intrigued!  It's gonna be mine mine all mine! 


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Post by: devilxkat on November 06, 2010 12:07:26 AM
I like to decorate after Thanksgiving. My husband and I love putting up lights! We're in an apartment now, so I'm not sure how much decorating we'll do this year.

I'm just starting on my crafting. The week has been shot since I came down with some kind of bug. After work, I've just been eating dinner and then going to sleep..no crafties. Today was different though, after work I went to a Gwar concert! Hope I didn't just nullify the extra sleep I've been getting. Last week I was mainly practicing some things for the Hoopla swap. I don't work this weekend and I have a new toy to play with (hehe, I bought a vinyl cutter) that may end up factoring in to some Xmas crafty goodness!


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Post by: beeker on November 06, 2010 04:53:41 AM
I'm feeling crafty today!!!! ;D


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Post by: quaggy on November 06, 2010 06:24:04 AM
Made a template for something crafty for my partners daughter this morning.  Also started the 1st process of something else for her too.  Headed on a all day outing shortly.  This pm I plan to finish one of these projects and start on something for her son.  Fingers are crossed that it turns out as planned.  Still have a large on the back burner for Lindy. I took a day off Monday so I hope to get close to being through.  I most likely will be sending multiple boxes, I see no other way.


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Post by: beeker on November 06, 2010 07:07:51 AM
I just finished a Wist-inspired item.  ;D I may make another


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 06, 2010 09:29:58 AM
Picked up some white paint at the grocery store today.  I needed it in order to finish an item.  Im so excited to work on it again.  Its super cute and Ive never made any before so Im very happy with how its turning out.  Also, on a side note I seen gingerbread poptarts (my favorite holiday goodie!) was available!!!!  Whoot!  I bought myself a box of them!   ;D


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Post by: beeker on November 06, 2010 10:28:29 AM
I made another one, maybe a third...


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Post by: margiej on November 06, 2010 03:59:27 PM
Beeker it sounds like you're on a roll!   I started to find something I had marked to do, and then got sidetracked, looked at a hundred people's wists today, and haven't done nothin'!   I really do need to take inventory of what is done for this swap, for another swap, and then get down to business! 


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Post by: murbeck on November 06, 2010 06:28:51 PM
I just finished a Wist-inspired item.  ;D I may make another

Woo-Hoo!  ;D

I made another one, maybe a third...

LOL! :D


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 06, 2010 07:09:01 PM
I spent nearly 2 hours in the craft store tonight picking out fabrics for my second large. I thought I had a print/color scheme in mind but I ended up making a one-eighty and choosing something completely different. I've started cutting but it's going to take quite a while :).


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Post by: koalascout on November 07, 2010 06:30:16 AM
still here crafting away
 :o ;D


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Post by: psyche on November 07, 2010 11:30:52 AM
I need to get fully organized today. Today's plan: craft at least one day's worth of items, and actually get the supplies together for everything so I can just roll!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 08, 2010 05:12:25 AM
Organizers Note

Weekly check-in question:

Q:  What is something you've asked for gift wise, but never received?

A:  I dont like asking for expensive things so, I always ask for small stocking stuffer type of stuff.  Well, my grandparents use to have this super awesome metal grape fruit spoon, but the handle was bamboo.  I dont know what ever happend to it, maybe it broke?  But, for many years whenever anyone asks me what I want for Christmas I tell them that Id love a metal grape fruit spoon with a bamboo handle.  I still ask every year for one. ;D

Crafting progress: 
Its good, really good.  I finished 2 items yesterday!  Whoo!!!  And, will begin painting one item today after I get the housework finished. 


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Post by: quaggy on November 08, 2010 06:03:51 AM
Oh that is a hard question.  I never really asked for much growing up. I tend to be more excited with finding the perfect gift to give.

I made lots of progress.  Yesterday I worked with my band saw and made something for Lindys daughter. It turned out so cute that I made a 2nd one.  I think she is going to go crazy when she gets them.  Fast cute and functional!   I also finished 3 other small items that I was making for the family.  I am off today and headed out to get a few more supplies so that I can make her son something special. 

I started my large for Lindy and have to get something else to finish off another item that is started.  I also need to find a _____________ that I can paint to match the ______________________ that I made. 


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Post by: gatheredthreads on November 08, 2010 06:09:25 AM
When I was a little girl, finally allowed to paint my nails, I asked for a nail dryer.  It didn't pass the "mom approval".  Now my little girl can buy fast dry nail polish LOL

Crafting: I am taking a week off to focus on the stocking swap, as I am meeting up with my partner to exchange, a week early! 


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Post by: cursive_queen on November 08, 2010 06:12:21 AM
Hmm... That's a tough one, I don't know.  The last few years I've asked for refills on a special drink machine thing I have, and no one has gotten those, does that count? :)

Crafting is going ok.  I made progress on a small (time-wise I guess) that will get combined with another one to make a medium.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 08, 2010 06:56:24 AM
Well for years and years (and years) I kept dropping hints to Love that I wouldn't be opposed to jewelry....but he never got me any. Then last year, he did! He picked out a beautiful diamond heart pendant for me in white gold. Yay!

Still crafting along. Many things in progress, not much done. Spent hours on a medium the other day just because it's not a big project, but it takes a long time by hand.


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Post by: margiej on November 08, 2010 09:56:53 AM
When I was little the Sears Christmas catalogue was my fantasy world.  I would read the descriptions, circle and mark my name by JUST WHAT I wanted, and make sure I showed it to my mom probably a hundred times.  Poor mom, with 4 kids and little money!  She tried...I would get a "doll", but NOT the one I wanted!  I finally got a Tiny Tears when I was like 50, from EBay, almost as old as I am and she had been well loved before I got her, and since!  And I have some Tonis, Sweet Sue's, Ginnys, lovely old hard plastic and rubber baby dolls from the 50's.  Lots of them.  I don't know what little girls had them before, but they are still loved today, even if not played with.  And I still have my own Maggie and Susan from when I was 5 and 6!
 
For this swap, I am still crafting away, and enjoying it and having lots of fun!  Hope you are too!  I LOVE Christmas!!!!! :-* :-* :-* :-*


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 08, 2010 10:03:24 AM
Hmmmm I don't have an answer to this weeks question.  I am really bad at asking for things for myself....

I am still making progress, finished one more item over the weekend and will get started on some other things tonight. 


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Post by: juliminustheE on November 08, 2010 11:19:53 AM
 What is something you've asked for gift wise, but never received?
I always wanted karate lessons when i was kid. :[ never happened haha i don't think id still want it though.

Progress-
3 smalls, 1 medium


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Post by: murbeck on November 08, 2010 12:21:16 PM
Rock Tumbler.  I think I asked for a rock tumbler every year all the way up into my teens (cheapy one as a kid and then hopes for a nicer one as I got older) and for some reason, just never got one.  Oh!  and a pottery wheel...

I too would spend hours with the catalogs making very specific christmas lists (with page numbers and all), though my Mom would send us into the bedroom with the catalogs to do so!  IN LIKE OCTOBER!   :D  We only had 1 desk & chair so me & sis would share the chair with our little butts (little THEN at least) and stay busy off & on for days!

I am making good progress but didn't get much done while off thur-sun.  Thurs I did some shopping at hobby lobby and then some relaxing.  Friday I spent the better part of the day cleaning my craft room, which felt good to get done again.  Sat I went and got myself beat up by our new 500 pound 4-wheeler (got myself pinned up between a dirt wall with a root sticking out and the quad) and Sunday I was too sore to think about doing anything at all, haha.  But I have thur & fri off again this week and have big plans of possibly FINISHING!   


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Post by: CleanFeelin on November 08, 2010 12:52:16 PM
hhhhmmm I know I asked for a lot as a little kid and probably asked for every major hot new toy for Christmas.  Thinking about it now I am know I always asked for specific things from the American Girl cateloug and only got a couple of things.  I really wanted to furniture but my parents would have been crazy to spend $200 on doll's bed.

Got through a lot of stuff - One of my smalls has turned into a medium and finished a large.  So glad to get the big stuff out of the way.


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Post by: superhooker on November 08, 2010 01:18:17 PM
Every year I tell my family that I would love yarn or fiber for spinning, but they never believe me.  "You already have yarn."  they say...but they don't understand that you can NEVER have ENOUGH yarn. 

Here's my progress:
day 12: done
day 11: not started
day 10: not started
day 9: done
day 8: done
day 7: 1/2 done
day 6: not started
day 5: done
day 4: done
day 3: done
day 2: not started
day 1: done

I have been working a lot on my package for the Stocking Swap, because that is due before this one.  I think I'll be able to get day 6 and 7 done this week, though.  Fingers crossed!!


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Post by: Rock Cave Mom on November 08, 2010 02:08:37 PM
I do not post often, but I thought I should give an update...
Here's my progress as of today:

small item day 12: done
small item day 11: not started
small item day 10: not started
small item day 9: done
small item day 8: done
small item day 7: not started
meduim item day 6: not started
meduim item day 5: not started
meduim item day 4: done
medium item day 3: done
large item day 2: not started next on my list!!!!large item day 1: done

I plan on keeping to schedule!!!! and mail out by 12/1 yea!!!


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Post by: sheepBlue on November 08, 2010 02:15:13 PM
I dont really remember asking for anything year after year, generally I just wanted books and got them in spades  :)

I am almost done with crafting! I started taking pictures and wrapping to get organized. My mission now is to figure out how I'm going to ship it all out  ;)


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 08, 2010 02:35:39 PM
Here is a teaser pic for Quaggy:


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Post by: quaggy on November 08, 2010 03:55:54 PM
Bling!  I love Bling!  Woo hoo and hand stitching!  Can hardly wait to see it in person!

I started on your large and  I am 1/2 way through, it is coming along and I hope the finished product is what I imagined.  I also used my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby and bought something to go with something I still need to make.  This has been too much fun, I could craft on this swap forever!



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Post by: LimeRiot on November 08, 2010 04:36:38 PM
Yay for teaser pics!! We need more! Looks like an awesome goodie, lindyv!

I don't think there is anything I've asked for over and over again and never received. I guess I'm spoiled ;).

I made progress on both of my large items yesterday. Both of them require soooo much cutting. My rotary cutter hates me right now.


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Post by: psyche on November 08, 2010 04:52:49 PM
Rock Tumbler.  I think I asked for a rock tumbler every year all the way up into my teens (cheapy one as a kid and then hopes for a nicer one as I got older) and for some reason, just never got one.  Oh!  and a pottery wheel...

I too would spend hours with the catalogs making very specific christmas lists (with page numbers and all), though my Mom would send us into the bedroom with the catalogs to do so!  IN LIKE OCTOBER!   :D  We only had 1 desk & chair so me & sis would share the chair with our little butts (little THEN at least) and stay busy off & on for days!

I am making good progress but didn't get much done while off thur-sun.  Thurs I did some shopping at hobby lobby and then some relaxing.  Friday I spent the better part of the day cleaning my craft room, which felt good to get done again.  Sat I went and got myself beat up by our new 500 pound 4-wheeler (got myself pinned up between a dirt wall with a root sticking out and the quad) and Sunday I was too sore to think about doing anything at all, haha.  But I have thur & fri off again this week and have big plans of possibly FINISHING!   

So bizarre, because I had an answer typed with "Rock Tumbler" (and I still kind of want one)... but I realize now that my post never showed up!


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Post by: murbeck on November 08, 2010 05:29:22 PM
Rock Tumbler.  I think I asked for a rock tumbler every year all the way up into my teens (cheapy one as a kid and then hopes for a nicer one as I got older) and for some reason, just never got one.  Oh!  and a pottery wheel...

I too would spend hours with the catalogs making very specific christmas lists (with page numbers and all), though my Mom would send us into the bedroom with the catalogs to do so!  IN LIKE OCTOBER!   :D  We only had 1 desk & chair so me & sis would share the chair with our little butts (little THEN at least) and stay busy off & on for days!

I am making good progress but didn't get much done while off thur-sun.  Thurs I did some shopping at hobby lobby and then some relaxing.  Friday I spent the better part of the day cleaning my craft room, which felt good to get done again.  Sat I went and got myself beat up by our new 500 pound 4-wheeler (got myself pinned up between a dirt wall with a root sticking out and the quad) and Sunday I was too sore to think about doing anything at all, haha.  But I have thur & fri off again this week and have big plans of possibly FINISHING!   

So bizarre, because I had an answer typed with "Rock Tumbler" (and I still kind of want one)... but I realize now that my post never showed up!

HA, funny!  :D


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 08, 2010 07:53:20 PM
Another teaser pic! :) :)



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Post by: rantyhippie on November 09, 2010 08:01:11 AM
a puppy. I always wanted a little miniature maltie-poo. no dog for christmas yet.

I am pretty much done on my crafting, I  need to go get a big box to send my package.

Almost done with Christmas crafting for family too. Dad is the hardest because I am sewing leather wall hangings for his music room. my poor sewing machine is working overtime.


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Post by: beeker on November 09, 2010 09:23:39 AM
I wanted a blender with a smoothie spout. No one will buy it for me and I can't justify shelling out the money for it for myself.... Poo!

I finished 3 small wist inspired items, I may make more for the OYP swap, I need to get out my burner again and finish an item or two.....


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 10, 2010 06:37:14 AM
Organizers Note:


We have some swappers that are ready/will be sending soon.  So, I went ahead and started the gallery thread.  Please make just one post in the thread, and when it comes time to open the presents just keep editing that one post with your holiday goodies.  It just makes things easier when your items are in one post.  That way we can see all your goodies in one post & I can keep track of who is posting photos easier.  Anyways, heres the link to the gallery, feel free to go ahead and make your one post that will be for your own personal gallery of gifts. ;D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.msg4279112#msg4279112


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Post by: murbeck on November 10, 2010 07:14:52 AM
Organizers Note:


We have some swappers that are ready/will be sending soon.  So, I went ahead and started the gallery thread.  Please make just one post in the thread, and when it comes time to open the presents just keep editing that one post with your holiday goodies.  It just makes things easier when your items are in one post.  That way we can see all your goodies in one post & I can keep track of who is posting photos easier.  Anyways, heres the link to the gallery, feel free to go ahead and make your one post that will be for your own personal gallery of gifts. ;D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.msg4279112#msg4279112

oh goodie, I'm glad we are doing it that way.  That's how the larger swap does it and then last mini swap didn't do it that way and it's not as fun to look through the gallery when it's all over the place...


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Post by: thedreamer on November 10, 2010 09:26:35 AM
I've asked for a PMC kit several times when I was younger after seeing all the stuff you can make with it, but I don't think my parents trusted me with the blow torch for the 'firing' part (and the kiln option is rather expensive for trying a new hobby).  I've just resigned to buying myself one someday :)

Progress: did another small, and I found a substitute material to use for one of my mediums...quite happy about that!


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Post by: margiej on November 10, 2010 07:20:14 PM
I just counted tonite, and I have 5 complete and one nearly completed item.  Searching desperately for ideas now, I think I know one maybe 2 I can make, but I sure am starting to run dry!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 11, 2010 06:54:31 AM
I just counted tonite, and I have 5 complete and one nearly completed item.  Searching desperately for ideas now, I think I know one maybe 2 I can make, but I sure am starting to run dry!
Just sent you a pm to give ya some help! 


So the painted item is turning out so amazingly cute!  Right now the second coat of paint is drying.  Im gonna need a little help from hubby to finish it though, I need some wood cut at a particular angle for the platform.  And,  Im not good at matching up angles.  So, will get him to help me with that this weekend.  Then, once the platforms cut and nailed then I'll nail the cute part to the platform!  Whooo!  I think this is one of my favorite items that Ive made thus far.  My partner didnt have anything like it on her wist, but she likes sheep so, I'm pretty sure this is something she 'needs', she just doesnt realize it yet! ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 11, 2010 07:43:11 AM
I just counted tonite, and I have 5 complete and one nearly completed item.  Searching desperately for ideas now, I think I know one maybe 2 I can make, but I sure am starting to run dry!

Go Michaels if there is one near you for some inspiration.  They have all their holiday stuff out!  Also if you visit their website they give tons of project ideas.  You can also check out the websites to some magazines like Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, etc for their holiday craft ideas. 


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 11, 2010 07:54:38 AM
Eek! We have senders already?!

I'm starting to get a bit anxious about the looming Dec 1 deadline. I still have quite a bit of work to do on my large items and this Oct/Nov is going on record as one of the busiest work and social periods of the year!!

I'm hoping to find some crafty windows this weekend :).


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Post by: beeker on November 11, 2010 09:34:28 AM
Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day!
Thank you to any crafters out there that are Veterans!
We had our big program at school today. It was lovely to hear 325 elementary students sing God Bless the USA


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Post by: murbeck on November 11, 2010 01:00:07 PM
Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day!
Thank you to any crafters out there that are Veterans!
We had our big program at school today. It was lovely to hear 325 elementary students sing God Bless the USA

I'm sure that was quite emotional, at least it would be for me!  Being married to a Marine who was in battle in Iraq has made me an emotional sap for that sort of thing  ;)

Happy Veteran's day to all the amazing veterans, as well as those supporting them from home  :-*


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Post by: margiej on November 11, 2010 03:48:38 PM
Yes, thank you for your service and sacrifices!  And to all their families who go through so much too.  God Bless The USA! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*


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Post by: psyche on November 11, 2010 04:13:32 PM
... and a Happy Remembrance Day for Canadians, Brits, Australians, and possibly others too!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 11, 2010 04:43:22 PM
Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans Day!
Thank you to any crafters out there that are Veterans!
We had our big program at school today. It was lovely to hear 325 elementary students sing God Bless the USA

I'm sure that was quite emotional, at least it would be for me!  Being married to a Marine who was in battle in Iraq has made me an emotional sap for that sort of thing  ;)

Happy Veteran's day to all the amazing veterans, as well as those supporting them from home  :-*

Yes, a big thank you to all the military people who have served and are currently serving!  Both of my Grandparents & my uncle served in the military.  And now, my brother is following their footsteps and is in the military as well.  I actually have one of my grandmothers uniforms from when she first got into the army, and I have my grandfathers dog tag.  I know they would be so proud of my brother if they were still with us. 


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 13, 2010 01:14:06 PM
Doing some sewing by hand today.  The craft idea is a pretty cool one, but the hubby & kiddo arent so sure its will turn out right.  I'm determined that the craft will turn out awesome though, so Im still sewing it. ;D 


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Post by: margiej on November 13, 2010 03:17:20 PM
I hit several yard sales yesterday and this a.m. looking for stash supplies, and got lots of goodies.  Don't know if any will end up going to this swap, but I love finding good supplies for cheap, cheap, cheap!  I need to put an ad for wanted free fabric and supplies on Craigs List again, but I can't get it to take the ad!  Don't know what I am doing wrong, but last time I got 75 to 100 yards of fabric, which has made SO MANY things!  Y'all should try it!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 13, 2010 04:50:47 PM
Plugging along! Finished a few more items, in progress for more. Feeling pretty good about where I'm at. Need to tackle the other large still but the first large is 98% complete and it's been a tough one so I'm feeling good now that it's pretty much finished.


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Post by: murbeck on November 13, 2010 05:15:50 PM
I'm like... dare I say done?  I just have to go back & snip some threads and weave some ends and then wrap but I have constructed/assembled all 12 gifts!!!!  Wow, busy day (I also finished my other swap today)  8)


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Post by: cursive_queen on November 13, 2010 05:21:56 PM
Go merbeck!

I think I have 4 smalls at various stages and one complete (one will have to be done closer to send out - perishable).  I have 3 mediums started and a large started.  I need hubby to help me over thanksgiving with some craft stuff.


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Post by: superhooker on November 13, 2010 05:51:16 PM
I got a good start on my day 2 item last night.  I also picked up a supply that I needed for a small item...I hope to be mostly done by the end of the week!


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Post by: beeker on November 14, 2010 03:59:39 AM
I'm like... dare I say done?  I just have to go back & snip some threads and weave some ends and then wrap but I have constructed/assembled all 12 gifts!!!!  Wow, busy day (I also finished my other swap today)  8)
WOOHOO! I wish I could say the same, but don't worry, I will have a very crafty afternoon, that should just about get all my items finished.  ;D


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 14, 2010 02:48:59 PM
murbeck, I can't believe you're done! Good for you.

I'm getting closer. I finished one of my larges today. I'm planning to work on my second large tonight and possibly the last medium I have to complete.

Here's my current status! Green = done, orange = started but not finished, red = not started.

Large1
Large2

Medium1
Medium2
Medium3
Medium4

Small1
Small2
Small3
Small4
Small5
Small6


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 15, 2010 03:20:16 AM

Weekly Check-in:

Q:  Care to share a happy holiday moment?

A:  I remember the last Christmas season my Grandfather was alive.  I went over to his house and brought a tree and my extra decorations.  I sat in the living room floor putting up the tree and decorating it.  Meanwhile Grandpa just sat in the sun room watching me.  Occasionally he would  come over to me and make a comment.  He was a man of very few words so, when he talked I was always eager to hear what he had to say.  *sigh*  Something so simple but very precious.

On a crafting note:  My progress is right on schedule.  I need to go into the garage and do some wood work.  But, its so cold Ive been stalling on that.  Its the last things that I need to do, then I will be done.  Im hoping it will warm up a bit so it isnt so cold in the garage.  Doubt it though, it is november here now.  Brrrr.......I will get these done though, so I will be able to mail this Friday or Saterday.


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Post by: koalascout on November 15, 2010 05:54:52 AM
A: my son's look when he gets a present he has wanted all year

Still working on my large items have a medium done all others are in progress have some smalls done with the rest in progress plan on finishing up a few items today. :P


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Post by: cursive_queen on November 15, 2010 06:03:54 AM
I remember being about 4 or 5th grade and my twin and I knew our parents were santa, but wanted to sneek and catch them or something.  We kept trying to sneak out of our room.  My dad put bells on our door.  We then thought we were clever and reached around to grab the bells.  He grabbed our hands (scaring the bejezzus out of us) and told us to go back to bed.  I think we did.

I'm doing good, I should be able to finish all smalls but 1 this week, and hopefully 2 mediums as well.  Then I need some supplies for the other 2 mediums and larges - and some assistance from my hubby.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 15, 2010 07:09:15 AM
Few years back, Love and I spent Christmas Eve at Walt Disney World. It wasn't very busy that year and it was really nice that we kinda had a day just for us before the hectic, mad-dash drive to two households the following day would bring. It was like our own little Christmas celebration just the two of us.

Still doing well! Have more crafting to finish but checking items off the list. ;D


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Post by: murbeck on November 15, 2010 08:22:21 AM
missmoppet your story was particularly touching  :)  I have similar ones with my Grandma before she passed.

I have to say my most favorite one was the year I decided that it wasn't fair that santa didn't get stockings for my parents, so I made them one.  I was somewhere around 10 & somehow managed to find an old stocking and make a bunch of stuff to put in it, including a... lol... a whittled totem pole (made from a small branch from my back yard's ear tree) with small screws for eyes and then snuck the stocking out to the stocking hanging place (since we had no mantle/fireplace) in the wee hours of the morning without even waking up my sister and then on Christmas morning my parents hadn't even noticed the stocking until we were given ours and I pointed out that there was another one (with a look of confusion on my face).  My parents were genuinely shocked and confused and talked all day with the family about "what marie did". 


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 15, 2010 08:41:57 AM
Murbeck and missmoppet you both have such great stories!
One year I woke up after Santa came, it was probably around midnight.  He brought me a dollhouse Lego set (I wish I could find this today!)  I stayed up all night building all the dollhouse and all the furniture then slept all of Christmas day!!!  

I just did a count and I have both larges done, 2 mediums done, 3 smalls done, and everything else has been started except for the one perishable item I have planned.  


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 15, 2010 09:49:29 AM
Teaser picture!

 


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Post by: psyche on November 15, 2010 10:20:03 AM
Ha! Love the teaser picture. :)


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Post by: quaggy on November 15, 2010 11:16:57 AM
Oh Lindy, perishable?  Looks like I will be getting something yummy!!!!

When my sister who is 5 years older than myself and I where around 8 and 13, mom was in the hospital and dad did all the shopping.  He made a trip to town one day and returned with loads of packages.  He hid them in my parents bedroom.  He left again with instructions that we where not to snoop!  Yeah right!  As he drove away we headed to their bedroom to check out the goods.  The item we found strange was a hockey game.  It was large metal and very boyish!  After placing it all back we argued back and forth over who's gift it was.  Everytime we went shopping and saw it we would jab each other in the ribs and say it's yours no yours.  It ended up being for me.  We played with this more than  any toy I ever remember getting.  We kept it and it was passed down to my sisters son about 15 years later.  After I had my son and he was old enough it was passed to him.
This was the best gift ever! 

I am still piddling with a few items, but have pretty much gotten most everything done.  Will not be sending until after Thanksgiving though, have to have some extras!



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Post by: murbeck on November 15, 2010 11:33:57 AM
OMG, quaggy that's funny!  I've got some great memories of trying to sneak peeks for sure!  In our house we moved to when I was 14, me and sis and my friend were determined to peek in the Christmas room (a TINY little office my mom kept locked up with goodies from about October-December).  We attempted to take the hinges off the door but finally resolved to stand on the dryer (this room was an attachment to the laundry room), lift up the insulation and drop ceiling over the room and peek over the wall, lol!!!  There was only a couple things we could make out from that view, but it was still an adventure to be so sneaky  :D


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Post by: juliminustheE on November 15, 2010 12:00:55 PM
Q:  Care to share a happy holiday moment?

I know this has nothing to do with family but i figure its a good holiday memory non the less. I decorate Christmas trees in a local nursing home, i had to help decorate one that was 15 feet high, it was terrifying, i only did the bottom layers :p, but i thought it was just adorable all the elderly were so excited for us to put the trees up for them.  I work in a nursing home now and I am totally pumped for the holiday season, we do this project called operation Christmas child, that send gifts to third world countries, i volunteered last year and i think i am going to again this year.

Crafting status, i am about the same from last week, i have two swaps due before this one so I have been finishing them up first.


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 15, 2010 01:10:41 PM
My grandma taught me how to peek at presents that were wrapped and under the tree!  To this day I still peek at all my kids presents that are sent from family in Montana!!! I know I am bad  ;)
Needless to say I haven't passed this knowledge on to my kids....


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 15, 2010 02:05:23 PM
I am loving hearing everyones holiday stories.  The sentimental, the funny, its all so great to read about!   ;D  In a crafting note, I went out to the garage to do some wood craft work.  I didnt get it all done, because I need hubby to help me again.  Well, I could do it myself, but hes better at using the router then I am.


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Post by: cursive_queen on November 15, 2010 02:23:45 PM
That teaser pic makes me think of Shaun the sheep... but that may be due to watching it recently


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 15, 2010 06:20:58 PM
I've so enjoyed reading all of the special holiday memories! Thanks for sharing :).

I was sneaky one year and opened all of my presents early then wrapped them back up. It was such a buzz kill xmas morning that I vowed never to spoil xmas surprises again!

I've never been away from home on xmas morning. For 30 years, I've walked down the same steps to get to the same living room, been greeted by my parents with the same mug full of hot cocoa (now with Baileys), sat next to the same fireplace, unwrapped the same stocking and eaten the same Swedish pancake recipe for bfast :).

Fortunately Mr. Lime's family is patient with my family traditions and never complain when we show up at their house the day after xmas every year :).


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Post by: rantyhippie on November 15, 2010 07:03:18 PM
A: I don't really know which Christmas was the best. I have something I like about all of them. It's my favorite holiday.

I am done crafting and almost have everything packed up


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Post by: CleanFeelin on November 16, 2010 07:01:45 AM
So when my nana lived at our house in an in-law apt we would have Christmas upstairs at our house looking through the stocking, unwrapping gifts, and having dinner we (my mom, dad, older brother, and younger sister) would go downstairs to my nana's and open her gifts and get a second stocking!  She would always put in an orange and other fruit, it was funny to go from toys to fruit but it was a lot of fun.

So unlike most of you I have a Large and a small fully completed but I am in the process of finishing up the other large.  I have a schedule and will most likely be sending on Dec 1st.  Hopefully more will be done for next week's post.


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Post by: gatheredthreads on November 16, 2010 02:30:19 PM
I have a funny one - DH's and my first Christmas with a dog.  We wrapped presents for the dog and the cats.  Come Christmas morning, we said "ok, Buster, you can have your present now".  He went straight to it and picked it out, because he'd been stalking it for a week  :D  But wouldn't take it without permission  ;)

Crafting - I have 2 small still to do, a medium to finish, and a large to finish.


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Post by: sheepBlue on November 16, 2010 04:19:05 PM
The Christmas memory that sticks out for me was when I was a kid, and as kids do, got up wayyyy too early on xmas to open presents to find the tv stuck on a weird channel that repeatedly played a weird Donkey Kong ad over and over and over.........until I realized that my parents (aka Santa) had left the game and our new Nintendo 64 on after playing for a while and then going to bed. LOL. I was rather confused for a bit.

Crafting front: Letting my last medium dry  :) Everything else is packed up so I should be sending in the next couple of days  ;D


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Post by: margiej on November 16, 2010 04:36:09 PM
My best Christmases were when my girls were little, and our life was "so boring and predictable" !  Man what I wouldn't give to go back to those happy days! 


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Post by: psyche on November 17, 2010 08:01:21 AM
I'm really moving on this swap now (and it's high time I was!). Things are getting crossed off the list daily. :) I still don't expect I'll be sending EARLY, but that's just the way I roll. I've been getting kind of excited about my list of items, which I think is a good sign!


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Post by: beeker on November 17, 2010 09:18:22 AM
A favorite Christmas memory for me was when my sister and I were little girls. Before bed on Christmas eve we would set out cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. Daddy would read the Christmas story from the Bible to all of us. Then we would go out on the porch and look for Rudolph's red nose and listen for the jingling of the bells. Daddy always saw/heard this, but I never could, but I would say I did because I didn't want to be left out.  :)

I have started on a new set of "items" that are more personalized...


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Post by: murbeck on November 17, 2010 04:22:55 PM
Then we would go out on the porch and look for Rudolph's red nose and listen for the jingling of the bells. Daddy always saw/heard this, but I never could, but I would say I did because I didn't want to be left out.  :)

I have started on a new set of "items" that are more personalized...

That's so sweet  :)

I would like to make a change to my favorite memory.  I have so many to choose from and automatically, I started scanning childhood memories to pick for a fave, but my husband did propose to me on Christmas in front of both our families, when we were 18 and right after he graduated from bootcamp.  That was definitely a fond memory.  I "knew" it was going to happen, he had recently swept each of my parents away separately to "chat" with them (or ask their permission, yes he even asked my Mom which I just love) but I convinced myself he was getting me a camera that Christmas.  Regardless, I was absolutely trembling when he busted out my ring from his pocket, we could hardly get it on because of my shaking hands.  It meant so much to me to have my mom sitting at my side at that moment, and my dad next to her, both crying with happiness.  I spent the rest of Christmas day staring at my ring and showing everyone who would look  :)


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Post by: sheepBlue on November 17, 2010 04:46:53 PM
whoo! My package(s) are boxed up and ready to go!  ;D


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Post by: gatheredthreads on November 19, 2010 07:01:03 PM
I just finished a medium that I am VERY happy with.  I can't believe it will be a month until my partner opens it!  I want her to see it now  :D  Patience is not my strong suit  :P



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Post by: LimeRiot on November 19, 2010 07:09:08 PM
I'm determined to finish my second large this weekend. I think I only have another 3 or 4 hours worth of work to do on it.

I also hope to make some progress on my last medium. It's a little more than half finished.


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Post by: koalascout on November 20, 2010 05:25:08 PM
not to much progress since the last time hoping to finish up some things in a few days so i can focus on the large items


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 21, 2010 01:14:25 PM
I've been crafting ALL weekend and have made some great progress. I finished my second large, added to one of my smalls and also did some work on my last medium. I just have to finish this medium and complete one more small and then I'll be ready to send!!



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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 21, 2010 02:23:07 PM
Organizers Note:


I know theres been lots of great communication in this thread.  But,  due to two issues with possible flakers I just wanted to mention that if anyone suspects that their partner might have gone mia or possibly be flaking, please DO NOT send them their package yet.  Please, send them a pm asking politely for an update and send me a pm letting me know your concern, so I can try to contact your partner to see what the deal is.  Im not trying to be rude or anything.  Im just trying to be a good organizer because I dont want anyone to spend their time and money crafting for someone & send a box to their partner, only to be flaked on.


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Post by: quaggy on November 21, 2010 05:14:52 PM
I have not posted in awhile but I am still here and will be sending on schedule.


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Post by: thedreamer on November 21, 2010 08:09:39 PM
Same here- I haven't been posting too much (and I'll try to work on that!) but I'm still around.  Crossed a few things off my list this week, and I should be able to send on time as well :)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 22, 2010 04:21:54 AM
Organizers note:

Weekly check-in question:

Q:  Whats one way thing you plan to do this holiday season?
A:  Id like to make dough ornaments and gingerbread houses with hubby & kiddo. 


Crafting progress:

Well, I wanted to be done and send last weekend.  But, due to hubbys busy work week he really wasnt in the mood to come home and work in the garage on the router and such to help me finish  my two items.  This week he will have an extra long weekend though because of Thanksgiving.  So, he promised to help me finish then.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on November 22, 2010 05:23:23 AM
Organizers Note:


We have a flaker in this swap.  Im looking for a replacement partner for marigiej.  Replacement partner means you will sending items to her AND also be receiving items from her.  For this reason you will not get angel credit.  Im posting here first, then I will post in the other thread as well.  The original send date is Dec. 1st, which the opening of girfts starting on Dec. 14th.  So, I realize this doesnt give margiej & the replacepartner much crafting time.  Wishfully I would like to have the packages sent by dec. 22nd which would give you both roughly 3 wks & days crafting time.  If your like to be a replacement partner please pm me and let me know.  OH, and Im needing a usa swapper only.  Heres a little info. about margiej:

Any allergies?no
Any pets/smokers/allergenes in your home?1 dog 2  cats
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery? Ido, but can't do pics My partners always do it for me
Would you prefer to RECEIVE:  ONLY everyday items
because I just put up a small tree as it is just for me and I just don't have space to store things for a year
Crafts I already know how to do:
1.sewing
2.simple jewelery making and suncatchers and mobiles
3.doll making
4.patchwork skirts  (I love making these)
5.covering books, boxes etc

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.resin casting for jewelery making
2.  leatherwork, braiding
3.batik and tie dying
4.making costumes for belly dancing (not for me and my fat self but for others)
5.polyclay

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT knit and crochet

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1. beading loom
2.knit wit
3.leather work
4.felting
5.glass etching

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:beads and jewelery making findings, wire, embellishments, lace, reclaimed leather from coats and purses, felt, fabric with cool prints like zebra and animals, bling, thread

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of: quilting cottons, fleece in blanket size pieces with sort of outdorsy theme

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?  any would do great, especially if is has sparkly and bling although I DO NOT wear jewelery

If you had 1 BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be?? belly dancer doll or old lady doll, stained glass anything

Please list 5 smaller “wishlist” things you would enjoy receiving:
1.bead loom
2.diy kits
3.paint pens, paints, supplies
4.crochet washcloths
5.cigar boxes, etc


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Post by: psyche on November 22, 2010 07:36:33 AM
Oh, that's so sad. I hope she finds a replacement partner soon!


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Post by: CleanFeelin on November 22, 2010 08:36:02 AM
Augh that stinks about the flaker and I hope someone is found soon!

Just wanted to update my status:

Day 1 - Large - DONE
Day 2 - Large - WIP
Day 3 - Medium - Start & Finish next week
Day 4 - Medium - Picking up supplies this week
Day 5 - Medium - WIP 1/2 done
Day 6 - Medium - WIP
Day 7 - Small - Working on this week
Day 8 - Small - Working on this week
Day 9 - Small - Working on this week
Day 10 - Small - DONE
Day 11 - Small - DONE
Day 12 - Small - DONE

Feels good to be checking off my list.  Thanksgiving is this week and I am only working three days so I have a lot of time to check things off my list.


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Post by: gatheredthreads on November 22, 2010 10:32:26 AM
I hope a replacement is found soon :(  If I lived in the US and didn't have a teething baby, I'd offer  :P

Christmas activities: we have made salt dough ornaments already.  We will make a gingerbread house, and we make lots of paper snowflakes.

I have to put finishing touches on one large, and 2 smalls, and then I am done!!!!


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 22, 2010 11:45:42 AM
GRRRRR Flakers!  I have been flaked on a few times so I know it stinks!  I hope a replacement is found soon.  I wish I could do it but I am streached a bit thin as it is.

I always bake with my kids and we have a Christmas craft day where they make ornaments to send to family.

I am 99% finished with everything. I need to put some finishing touches on my last large, make the treat I am sending and then wrap everything.  I want to send next Monday at the latest.


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Post by: margiej on November 22, 2010 12:38:35 PM
I want to make some of those cinnamon-applesauce ornaments that look like cookies but of course are not edible.  Oh they smell so wonderful!  and keep the smell for a long time too!  I need to find the recipe, I'm sure it is on here somewhere.


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 22, 2010 12:48:29 PM
Oh bummer. I'm sorry to hear that we have a flaker. I hope everything is okay with margiej's partner :(.

I wish I could offer to help but I don't have the bandwidth to give the package the attention it deserves.



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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 22, 2010 01:55:14 PM
Like everyone else, hearing about a flaker is awful news. At least it's early enough to re-partner but still. Sucks.

I'm doing better than I realized. When I took stock of my list the other day, I found I'm only missing one small and I need to finish the second medium. Huzzah! That's not too shabby. :D


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Post by: littlefawnpug on November 22, 2010 03:36:02 PM
I want to make some of those cinnamon-applesauce ornaments that look like cookies but of course are not edible.  Oh they smell so wonderful!  and keep the smell for a long time too!  I need to find the recipe, I'm sure it is on here somewhere.

Oh, I love those ornaments!  They smell so good!  I found this recipe for them online.  http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1911,159189-238202,00.html
I havent tried it yet as I need to buy some applesauce.  But Im excited to try it since, you bake them for 20-30 minutes then, your done.  As opposed to some of the recipes where you have to let them dry for days.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on November 22, 2010 04:26:47 PM
I want to make some of those cinnamon-applesauce ornaments that look like cookies but of course are not edible.  Oh they smell so wonderful!  and keep the smell for a long time too!  I need to find the recipe, I'm sure it is on here somewhere.

Oh, I love those ornaments!  They smell so good!  I found this recipe for them online.  http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1911,159189-238202,00.html
I havent tried it yet as I need to buy some applesauce.  But Im excited to try it since, you bake them for 20-30 minutes then, your done.  As opposed to some of the recipes where you have to let them dry for days.


OH wow!  I wanna try! 

I am still "done" but would like to double up on the ________s, which is one of the small days, before sending.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: rantyhippie on November 22, 2010 05:35:24 PM
A: I plan on making gingerbread cookies from scratch and actually doing some of the Christmas cooking instead of leaving it to my mom and grandma.

Sorry to hear about the flaker.

I am completely done, the package is ready to send out on the sendout date.


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Post by: thedreamer on November 22, 2010 06:18:38 PM
I'm sorry to hear that there's a flaker...that's not too good.  At least there's still some time to find an angel.

Something to do this holiday: bake!  Lots of baking- there's enough parties during the holiday so I finally have enough people to eat up all of my 'experiments' :D

Status update: same as yesterday's post.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on November 23, 2010 07:54:50 AM
I plan on doing Christmas cards this year!  I used to LOVE doing them but the last couple years they have escaped me   :'( 


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Post by: LimeRiot on November 23, 2010 07:58:10 AM
I plan on doing Christmas cards this year!  I used to LOVE doing them but the last couple years they have escaped me   :'( 

Yes - that's a good one. I haven't sent xmas cards for the past 3 years :(. I want to get my act together this year though :).


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Post by: lindyv321 on November 23, 2010 08:05:52 AM
I was so proud that I did Christmas cards last year.  I even did the nice photo ones with pictures of my kids!  This year I found some cards for $1 at Michaels that you just slip the photos in.  Super cute!


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Post by: InShambles on November 23, 2010 08:30:56 AM
Just checking in! I know I've been awful with posting the last couple weeks, but I'm still here. I'm still crafting, but am close to being finished & should be ready to send out on time. I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!

To answer the check-in question: I have a friend who spoils me to bits, she is the sweetest & most thoughtful person I know. She's never had a really special Christmas so I plan on giving her one. :) 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on November 23, 2010 11:59:24 AM
I feel so behind this week. Getting ready for Christmas concert at school really takes it out of me. I am glad I have my nice relaxing crafting to do to de-stress. I need to de-stress...I found out at the end of last week that my debut card was "compromised" and the bank canceled it. It was not nice to be checking out at the grocery to find this out. Now the biggest shopping days of the year and I don't have my card!!!! @#$#%%^$%@$%@$#  It's also hard to get gas around here without a card.... >:(

Christmas-y thing I plan to do is decorate my porch with lights with my kids this evening.

Craft-y stuff, I am progressing nicely. I am in the middle of a special personalized set of "items"


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on November 23, 2010 12:26:47 PM
oh my gosh, that happened to my husband!!!!  he was suddenly not able to get lunch on his lunch break from work on an especially stressful day.  Sorry beeker, hope you get the card situated quickly!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on November 23, 2010 01:25:12 PM
I plan on making a cheesecake, but perhaps trying a new flavor.
Crafting is going well.  Everything is started, some finished.  I need to run by Joanns to get things to finish off everything


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on November 23, 2010 05:09:00 PM
I plan on making a cheesecake, but perhaps trying a new flavor.
Crafting is going well.  Everything is started, some finished.  I need to run by Joanns to get things to finish off everything

Mm. Are you sharing?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on November 23, 2010 07:52:43 PM
sure Psyche!  But you have to come here, I don;t think they mail well ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on November 26, 2010 06:36:39 PM
I finished my last medium! Now I just have one more small, some finishing work on a few items and the wrapping :). I might try to pull an all-nighter so I can send tomorrow.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: Rock Cave Mom on November 27, 2010 06:48:02 AM
I am so excited...I have one thing left to finish.  I cannot wait until my partner opens her presents.  I have to wrap and put in the shipping boxes.  I will mail on time.!!!!!!

Christmas has been getting slower for me, since our kids are so far away.  This swap has put the zing back into it.  Thanks for the opportunity.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: sheepBlue on November 27, 2010 06:57:19 AM
Totally forgot about this week's question - oops!

Let's see, this xmas holiday I plan to RELAX! I know its not directly holiday themed but I've been running on empty for a while between school and work, so during my winter break between semesters I plan on kicking back and breaking out some fun crafts for myself for once lol.

My partner received 1 of 2 packages so far! The second one is held up in some PO now waiting for her to pick it up I think.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on November 27, 2010 09:02:30 AM
Good for you, SheepBlue!  That is what more of us need to do!  My dau from Va came out to the porch yesterday where the kids and I were making some bead things, and she has been so tense since she got her, but I could see her relax a bit and enjoy making some little bead things to hang up.  I recommend crafting to everyone I get the opportunity to talk to.  I have enjoyed making things for this swap and all the others I've been in this past year, and it has helped me a lot! :D :D :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on November 27, 2010 09:07:43 PM
I made 3 more items for my partner today! ;D Now I have 3 started projects to finish. And some more spoiling if I have time.  Will finish 2 before I head to bed.   :P Tomorrow is picture and wrapping day.   :-* Finalize and start to pack.  Once I get everything in boxes I will know if I am ready to send on Monday or if there is room for a few more things. ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on November 27, 2010 10:09:27 PM
holy hamburgers!  I just got done wrapping everything up and that chore in itself is like doing another small to medium gift!  :D  We got our tree though and it's beauty ALWAYS inspires me to wrap the night away and so I did  ;)  Along with a couple other gifts for the family, Beekers package is all loaded up sitting under the tree ready to be mailed, most likely on Tuesday or Wednesay  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on November 27, 2010 10:17:14 PM
I love the wrapping part! (Can't wait to get to that. Nearly there though, nearly there!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on November 28, 2010 06:01:18 AM
I love the wrapping part! (Can't wait to get to that. Nearly there though, nearly there!)

oh, I do too!  I was just disappointed that I didn't wrap everything prettier, for space-saving's sake.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on November 28, 2010 06:33:00 AM
I love the wrapping part! (Can't wait to get to that. Nearly there though, nearly there!)

oh, I do too!  I was just disappointed that I didn't wrap everything prettier, for space-saving's sake.
Don't worry about it, I'm not much of a wrapper  :) I like scotch tape, lots of scotch tape....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on November 28, 2010 07:36:35 AM
I started wrapping day before yesterday and I'm still not done!!  :D :D

I'm not doing any fancy wrapping - most of the time I spent was writing a little note for each day. I'm having an issue finding a box. I might have to just send 2 smaller ones.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on November 28, 2010 09:07:55 AM
For wrapping, I wrapped with the last of my wrapping paper, then, being a thrifty girl used brown paper bags to wrap the rest.  The box I found earlier that I thought would be perfect, isnt big enough.  So I too, need to find a box now.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on November 28, 2010 09:10:20 AM
I may do a box search today. Hm....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on November 28, 2010 09:27:05 AM
I'm hoping to get my last 2 items finished up today.  I've got the other 10 all packaged and fitted in the box...There is still a little room left, so hopefully everything will get in there!  Luckily, a lot of these items are squishy!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 28, 2010 01:15:59 PM
I'm all set to take photos tomorrow when it is meant to be sunny!  Then on to wrapping.  I will probably send Wednesday because I hope to get another parcel ready to go at the same time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on November 28, 2010 05:44:15 PM
yeah, writing the little notes for each thing was what really doubled the time, but totally worth it, it was fun.  I too did luck out with lots of squishiness this swap  ;D  Bad thing is that I didn't realize until around the 2nd to last gift that I forgot to shoot pics... so I hope that Beeker can get ok pictures  :-[


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on November 28, 2010 06:40:21 PM
yeah, writing the little notes for each thing was what really doubled the time, but totally worth it, it was fun.  I too did luck out with lots of squishiness this swap  ;D  Bad thing is that I didn't realize until around the 2nd to last gift that
 I forgot to shoot pics... so I hope that Beeker can get ok pictures  :-[

Too funny!  I did just about the same thing.  I took pictures of the first two items then got so caught up in the wrapping note writing and box finding that after two oops.  I may have gotten pictures of somethings as I completed them, I just can not remember.  I need to check out my camera and see.  I am depending on my partner Lindy to post pics also.  She always does so I do not think this will be an issue.

I hope to send out my first packed parcel tomorrow.  It will only be missing 4 days and each is labeled very well.  Then I need to finish wrapping and packing the other 4 days.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 28, 2010 07:08:50 PM
Sadly, no work completed today. A speaker fell on my head this afternoon and I've been miserable, woozy and have had a headache ever since. :-\ Need to finish up some things plus photo and pack. Bah! Running out of time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: rantyhippie on November 28, 2010 07:57:09 PM
Sadly, no work completed today. A speaker fell on my head this afternoon and I've been miserable, woozy and have had a headache ever since. :-\ Need to finish up some things plus photo and pack. Bah! Running out of time.


ack! be careful partner!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on November 28, 2010 08:05:24 PM
I hope you are ok!   Sounds pretty painful!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on November 28, 2010 08:07:38 PM
Sadly, no work completed today. A speaker fell on my head this afternoon and I've been miserable, woozy and have had a headache ever since. :-\ Need to finish up some things plus photo and pack. Bah! Running out of time.

Oh geez! What kind of speaker? Hope it feels better soon.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: ambermoony on November 29, 2010 06:20:29 AM
Hello, everyone!

I've just joined up as a replacement partner for margiej and I'm very excited about this swap! :)

A speaker fell on my head

Poor PFD!  I hope you feel better shortly!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on November 29, 2010 07:14:06 AM
Organizers Note:

Firstly:  I would like to welcome ambermoony to the swap!  Shes margiej's new partner for this swap.   :D


Secondly:  Heres our last check-in question.  Wow!  I cant believe the swap sendout it this week! 


Q:  Theres been a lot of talk about advent calenders here on craftster.  Do you have one?
A:  No, we dont have one.  With limited storage space I dont like to add to our holiday decorations.  But, I seen one with little mittens that I thought was adoreable.  I might make one this year though, they look fun. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on November 29, 2010 07:50:57 AM
I am so pleased and thankful to have my new partner!  I really appreciate her taking on this big swap at this late date, so Thank You, Ambermoony!  Well guess what I'll be doing for the next several days!  Sew, Sew, Sew!  (maybe some other crafts, too, but I'll have to be sneaky about my activities, LOL!)  Gotta fire up the ole Husquevarna!  Sure am glad I already got familiar with it, as it is one my mom gave me and quite different than the Singer I had been using.  Now if the grandkids didn't lose my scissors.......


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on November 29, 2010 08:37:43 AM
Welcome, ambermoony!

I don't have an advent calendar...yet! I plan on making one this year for Mr. Lime.

My hunt for the perfect box continues. I have everything wrapped and ready to go once I find it. Hoping to send tomorrow - or maybe even tonight!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on November 29, 2010 08:47:24 AM
Advent calendars: my sister and I still get the chocolate dollar store variety! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on November 29, 2010 08:57:27 AM
I started making a felt advent calendar last year that still isn't finished!  I have a few wisted.  I do always buy the cheapo chocolate ones for my kids.  I need to get them ASAP since it's almost 12/1! 

I got pictures of everything over the weekend, wrapped up things yesterday, and got my two boxes packed.  My wrapping is horrible, especially since there are things that are oddly shaped.  It took some creative packing to get everything in the two boxes.  I am hoping that one of my larges is okay since it is a little squished into the box!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on November 29, 2010 09:16:40 AM
I get the cheap chocolate ones for the kids (need to do that today I guess :P)

I have a few things to finish up today and tomorrow to be ready to send Wednesday


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: InShambles on November 29, 2010 10:20:13 AM
I do not have an advent calendar, this swap is like a large scale one though. :D

I have a couple more things to finish up, but I hope to be ready to send on Wednesday.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: CleanFeelin on November 29, 2010 10:38:55 AM
We usually have the dollar store variety too.

Almost done, I have one medium to do tomorrow, three WIPs, and just need to buys some extras and I should be all set.  Can't believe the send out date is almost here, I am putting my boyfriend to work tonight to help me finish up - should be interesting to say the least.

So excited/nervous to be sending!

PS Welcome to the swap ambermoony!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on November 29, 2010 10:46:15 AM
Thanks guys. Feeling better today. It was one of our surround sound speakers (about 7lbs) that fell as I was moving furniture yesterday trying to prep the living room for a tree. :-\

I have a little calendar that used to be my Mom's with a little mouse that moves from pouch to pouch counting down the days.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on November 29, 2010 10:48:16 AM
I do not have an advent calendar, this swap is like a large scale one though. :D


I'm happy to hear that you don't have one...yet ;) :).

pfd - so glad that you're feeling better! Yikes.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: rantyhippie on November 29, 2010 10:55:50 AM
a: no,  I do not have an advent calendar. I may get one if I ever have kids though.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on November 29, 2010 12:13:43 PM
no advent calendars for us.  I have admired some though...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 29, 2010 03:55:10 PM
I have an advent calendar I made this year for my girls, which I am so proud of, but I can't post pics of it yet because I made one for my advent swap partner too  :D  Two days until I can post pictures...

And then I have one for me, from my advent swap partner   ;D

I have all 12 days wrapped, and the parcel will be going to the post office tomorrow.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on November 29, 2010 05:27:38 PM
No Advent calendar here either.  I think they are neat just never had one.  Came home sick today but have plans to ship tomorrow, may have to send BF to do it for me. 1 box packed and ready to go will wait and pack the 2nd box tomorrow when I hope I feel better.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on November 29, 2010 07:13:07 PM
Hope you feel better soon, quaggy!

I finally gave up on my box hunt and just bought one today. I plan to get it all packed up tonight. Unfortunately I think it's too big to fit in the package drop box at the PO so I might have to wait until Wed when I can get there before they close.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: superhooker on November 29, 2010 08:19:27 PM
I haven't had an advent calendar since I was a kid.

I finished my last item today!!  Everything is all wrapped and in the box... I just have to tape it up and address it, then all set for the post office tomorrow!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: thedreamer on November 29, 2010 09:52:35 PM
No advent calendars here either.  I used to do the chocolate ones, but I started feeling guilty about eating chocolate everyday.... :D

Working to finish the larges now, everything else is done and wrapped. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on November 30, 2010 08:47:39 AM
I ended up leaving my Day 1 large until last night, but it's done and looks great! (I'd steal it myself, really).

Tonight, besides photographing and packaging, I have to do one small that I've been saving for the last minute, and put the finishing touches on a medium. Looking good!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on November 30, 2010 11:56:52 AM
ORGANIZERS NOTE:

I've had a few swappers ask for an extra 1-2 days to finish up their items.  That is totally fine with me.  If you  also need the extra 1-2 days, please send me a pm and let me know, that way I can mark your name in the gallery as 'sending late-with communication' as well.  HOWEVER, this is not an excuse to send me a pm and say 'i need an extra week or so' to craft.  The send date was stated at the begining of the swap, and I want your partner to be open her crafty goodies at the correct times.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on November 30, 2010 12:26:51 PM
I have a box!  Whoo!  So, I was having a box issue.  However, today the items I ordered from meijer.com came in the mail and the box is perfect!!!! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: Rock Cave Mom on November 30, 2010 02:21:58 PM
I AM FINISHED.  I will take pictures and pack them up in  the morning....mail in the afternoon.

This has been so much fun.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: ambermoony on November 30, 2010 03:06:50 PM
I have a box!  Whoo!  So, I was having a box issue.  However, today the items I ordered from meijer.com came in the mail and the box is perfect!!!! 

Isn't it great when that perfect box finds you?

Planning finished, crafting has begun!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on November 30, 2010 08:16:47 PM
I did tonight, what can only be defined as CRAMMING!!! But I managed to get everything into the smaller box that I bought so I should save a few bucks on shipping.

I'll be heading to the post office tomorrow!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: margiej on November 30, 2010 09:32:17 PM
Have any of you ever considered FedEx for shipping?  I did my Mom's last year and they delivered it I swear on Sunday afternoon before Christmas!  I was really impressed, it also cost less than a smaller/lighter box to my dau on Priority USPS and you get a tracking number.  I think if this one turns out as bulky as I believe it might, I'll do FedEx again.  I used Priority on the Stocking Swap box because it was not so bulky, but certainly heavy!  So it depends. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 01, 2010 05:16:30 AM
Organizers Note:


TODAY IS THE SENDOUT DATE!!!!

Many have already contacted me on their status.  If you have not, please send a pm my way letting me know your current status to prevent me & your partner from assuming you are flaking.  Thank you!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on December 01, 2010 06:05:06 AM
I am actually strongly considering FedEx because I get a discount through work... 

btw, my package is also CRAMMED!!!!  Beeker, you might want to be careful cutting the box with sharp objects so you don't accidentally hurt anything  ;)


And finally, one last thing about advent calendars because this is kinda neat; Starbucks is doing sort of advent calendar where each day is a deal.  You can't see what the deal is ahead of time either so it's a surprise each day :)
http://www.starbucks.com/share#/12-days-of-sharing


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on December 01, 2010 06:50:31 AM
I promise I will be very very careful!!!

I love starbucks, It is a good thing the closest one is 45 minutes from my house or I would be stopping everyday and spending all my craftin money!!! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on December 01, 2010 07:06:32 AM
I promise I will be very very careful!!!

I love starbucks, It is a good thing the closest one is 45 minutes from my house or I would be stopping everyday and spending all my craftin money!!! :)


LOL!!!!  They are everywhere here and it's funny you say that about crafting money because I've had to restrict myself on starbucks before in order to craft more!  I guess craftsters all think alike  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on December 01, 2010 07:44:58 AM
I love starbucks, It is a good thing the closest one is 45 minutes from my house or I would be stopping everyday and spending all my craftin money!!! :)

45 minutes?! In Seattle, I'm never more than a 45 second walk away from Starbucks  :D :D!

BTW - whoever mentioned those salted caramel hot cocoas has helped me gain a few pounds this holiday season. They are SOOO good!!

I'm planning to hit the post office after work today.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 01, 2010 07:55:31 AM
BTW - whoever mentioned those salted caramel hot cocoas has helped me gain a few pounds this holiday season. They are SOOO good!!
Me! Those are my favorite since I don't drink coffee. Glad you tried 'em and like 'em. Yummy!! :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on December 01, 2010 08:00:52 AM
Yes, I'm already trying to plan a special night to indulge in one of those salted carmel hot chocolates  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: CleanFeelin on December 01, 2010 11:47:37 AM
woop woop! I finally finished everything (and then some).  I shipped today too.

Finally I can get back to making Christmas presents for my family.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on December 01, 2010 01:06:33 PM
My packages were scheduled to be picked up by the postman yesterday but I forgot the shipping lables at work on Monday!  So they should be picked up today and on their way to Quaggy.  I did a lot of squishing so I am hoping that everything makes it safely.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on December 01, 2010 02:17:42 PM
I finished my final item for LindyV and have mailed the last parcel.  It's beginning to feel more like the holiday season. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on December 01, 2010 06:12:33 PM
I sent today!!

I think I should have split up the package because the size of the box stung a bit when they rung up the postage. Oh well!! Craft and learn :).

I can't WAIT to see the gallery start filling up. With all the talent in this swap, I know it's going to be epic.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on December 01, 2010 07:45:17 PM
I thought I would be one day late, but I managed to squeeze my last-item polish into the space between work and my evening class, and sent it on out, just on time! :D My partner should get it on Friday. (And I was so happy to see the pricetag for once - such a big box! I guess it helps that it was within the same province, and travelling less than 2 hours away!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 01, 2010 08:29:53 PM
I sent as well tonight. Spent 4 solid hours packing, wrapping, writing out all 12 cards and then boxing it for shipping this afternoon. Then I had to go have a last-minute dinner with the parents of our best friend who passed away in March, which meant by the time I got done, all the post office locations were long since closed so...we drove to the airport post office to get it out on time. Whew!

Surprisingly for an 11lb, gigantic box, it was only $14. So hey, that was a relief. I was pretty worried. Should be there next week. ;D

ack! I just realized the directions on the main page are reverse of the song. I labeled mine 1-12 with Day One being the first gift and Day Twelve being the last. The song starts small and works it's way up so that's how I did it. :-\


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: cursive_queen on December 02, 2010 06:13:44 AM
Phoenix - Mine are labeled that way too... I thought it was less confusing to do it that way... but maybe I made it more confusing :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on December 02, 2010 09:09:00 AM
I did do mine 12-1 but I was still not even sure if that was right so I made sure to put it in the card to open that way too, and I guess I'm saying now also- Beeker, start with 12  :D  LOL


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: LimeRiot on December 02, 2010 10:13:32 AM
I labeled mine with dates instead of numbers.

Except for package #1 which is time sensitive and will be opened upon receipt.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on December 02, 2010 10:56:47 AM
I labeled mine with dates instead of numbers.

Except for package #1 which is time sensitive and will be opened upon receipt.

That's brilliant!


Also, I sent!  I sent!  It was way more expensive where I sent from, but no line, so that was good.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on December 02, 2010 11:25:09 AM
I labled mine 1-12 too! So Quaggy open 1-12


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: quaggy on December 02, 2010 02:50:33 PM
Lindy mine are labeled open on Dec _____  with the correct date.  I also put the # of day in the corner, starting with 12-1.    Aida's is not in christmas paper but still is labeled.  There is one day that has more than 1 package but both are labeled for the same day. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on December 03, 2010 07:35:46 AM
Adia will be so excited to have her very own day to open a gift on her birthday!  My little Christmas baby.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on December 03, 2010 09:58:00 AM
I have sent!  Superhookers package of craftyness weighed in at 16lbs & 9.4ozs!  I believe her wood items is what made it weigh so much.   ;D  I am so freaking excited for her to get her package!  I had trouble with the whole labeling things though.  I just kinda picked a day and grabbed an item from the pile of goodies to go with that day.  Since a lot of the items where mediums time wise, and those that were small I added extra smalls to equal a medium.  As for wrapping its not perfect because my goal was to smoosh everything in one box.  some days have the last of the wrapping paper, most have brown paper, and I guess the funniest is the day thats in a pillow case.  (once she sees the pillow case she should know why I used it.)  And one is wrapped in some fabric.  Which can be used for sewing projects later.  Anyways, now to wait while swap anxiety sets in.


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Post by: psyche on December 03, 2010 12:05:43 PM
My package came, yay! And the wrapping is very pretty and coordinated. Unlike my wrapping, using anything Christmas-y I could find in the house! Lol.


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Post by: LimeRiot on December 03, 2010 12:49:11 PM
DC says my package to InShambles was delivered!! Yippeee!


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Post by: Rock Cave Mom on December 03, 2010 01:03:37 PM
I just received my package from CleanFeelin!!!!  Yipee


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Post by: superhooker on December 03, 2010 01:22:08 PM
I sent out today too!  I was planning to wrap in newspaper, or something like that, but then I found the most AWESOME wrapping paper EVER for a dollar...so I splurged!

I put a treat in the box, too...unwrapped...for munching on right away. 


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Post by: quaggy on December 03, 2010 04:05:56 PM
Woo Hoo!!   My packages arrived from LindyV today!  Looks as if this swap has been keeping the postal system busy.   I did not cheat, Lindy gave me permission to open both boxes and inside among a lot of wrapped gifts,I found a clear container with festive christmas lights as a decal that encircles the container.  It is full of some delicious homemade treats.  These are the cutest and tastiest little goodies.  She made them using square pretzels then added either white or chocolate melted on top of the pretzel then topped it with a red or green M & M.  They have the sweet and salty taste and will not last till opening day so I will get a picture to post before they are all gone.  Yummy!   I think these will be made for my co-worker's they are so cute and taste so good!  Thank you so much Lindy!!!!  I love the gift wrapped that she used, It will be a surprise for everyone once we start opening!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on December 03, 2010 04:12:38 PM
I sent out today too!  I was planning to wrap in newspaper, or something like that, but then I found the most AWESOME wrapping paper EVER for a dollar...so I splurged!

I put a treat in the box, too...unwrapped...for munching on right away. 

Hee, hee.  Its funny you mentioned an unwrapped gift to enjoy right away.  You have 2 things unwrapped that you can enjoy right away too.  Course its not edible.


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Post by: superhooker on December 04, 2010 09:33:02 AM
I sent out today too!  I was planning to wrap in newspaper, or something like that, but then I found the most AWESOME wrapping paper EVER for a dollar...so I splurged!

I put a treat in the box, too...unwrapped...for munching on right away. 

Hee, hee.  Its funny you mentioned an unwrapped gift to enjoy right away.  You have 2 things unwrapped that you can enjoy right away too.  Course its not edible.

Oooh, I can't wait!  I am ridiculously excited to see everyone's galleries!  Do we have a gallery posted yet?  Do we need to claim spaces and all that?  I like to post a pic of the wrapped up goodies under the tree...cause I'm a nerd.


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Post by: littlefawnpug on December 04, 2010 10:51:35 AM
Yes, we have a gallery.  And, were doing the claim one spot for all your goodies.  Heres the link:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.0


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Post by: LimeRiot on December 04, 2010 01:56:46 PM
Oooh, I can't wait!  I am ridiculously excited to see everyone's galleries!  Do we have a gallery posted yet?  Do we need to claim spaces and all that?  I like to post a pic of the wrapped up goodies under the tree...cause I'm a nerd.

I don't think that's nerdy! I love to see everyone's goodies all wrapped up. Plus it's something to help tide us over while we wait to start opening :).


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Post by: psyche on December 04, 2010 08:53:22 PM
I just posted a picture of my box! (Haha... Why does everything to do with me posting this sound dirty?). https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.msg4279470#msg4279470 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.msg4279470#msg4279470)


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Post by: quaggy on December 04, 2010 08:59:15 PM
I have updated my space in the Gallery!  LindyV sent me an edible gift with instructions that I could enjoy it now!  Go check out my treats and all of my gifts.
Thanks Lindy, they are so good!!!!!!   :-* I have plans to make some of these for gifts also!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on December 05, 2010 02:56:14 PM
The presents posted in the gallery look so pretty!  And those m&m/pretzel treats look delicious!!!!  I am SO excited for this gallery!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 06, 2010 08:19:18 AM
ORGANIZERS NOTE:

If your partner has sent you an item that needs to be opened right away.  Like food, advent calender & such feel free to go ahead and post in the the gallery.  One person has already posted treats, and I myself will be posting an 'extra treat' my partner sent for me to enjoy right away.

Also, please let me know when you have recceived from your partner.  And those of you who have not sent yet, please send soon.  As its already 6 days past the send out date.  And I want everyone to be able to open their goodies on the correct dates! 




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Post by: lindyv321 on December 06, 2010 08:44:41 AM
I received from Quaggy and updated my gallery with photos of the wrapped up goodies and a few unwrapped extras!  I cannot wait for opening day...


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Post by: LimeRiot on December 06, 2010 08:52:51 AM
I received from Quaggy and updated my gallery with photos of the wrapped up goodies and a few unwrapped extras!  I cannot wait for opening day...

Holy smokes, lindyv! You have some big packages there! I can't wait to see what's inside :) :)!!

missmoppet, does everyone have their mini-gallery? I wasn't sure if I was allowed to post comments in the gallery or if we're still waiting for some to set-up their page :).


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Post by: lindyv321 on December 06, 2010 09:02:44 AM
Looks like there are already some comments LimeRiot!


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Post by: murbeck on December 06, 2010 09:53:28 AM
yeah, I too was wondering if we are to come here to post comments or if we can just freely post our comments in the gallery if all have claimed their spots.  I do see other comments though, so I guess we are doing that?  I like that  :)


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 06, 2010 10:07:02 AM
Holy smokes, lindyv! You have some big packages there! I can't wait to see what's inside :) :)!!
No kidding! I thought the box I shipped my entire package out in was large but wow! That's pretty impressive!! :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 06, 2010 10:26:05 AM
Yes, you all can go ahead and start posting comments in the gallery thread now.


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Post by: quaggy on December 06, 2010 11:01:31 AM
Holy smokes, lindyv! You have some big packages there! I can't wait to see what's inside :) :)!!
No kidding! I thought the box I shipped my entire package out in was large but wow! That's pretty impressive!! :D

Awwww!  I just crafted big for some days, fast and big.  A lot was done while watching TV.


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Post by: psyche on December 06, 2010 11:16:01 AM
I received from Quaggy and updated my gallery with photos of the wrapped up goodies and a few unwrapped extras!  I cannot wait for opening day...

That's huge!


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Post by: lindyv321 on December 06, 2010 12:43:40 PM
I feel extremely spoiled!  It's kind of nice since I don't usually get much in the way of presents for Christmas, usually it's just the kiddos!


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Post by: rantyhippie on December 06, 2010 03:06:42 PM
I received today! I can't wait to start!


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 06, 2010 04:25:54 PM
I received today! I can't wait to start!
Oh yay! I hope it made it all safely and in one piece! (All the items are wrapped so you can open the outer box if you want to enjoy the wrapped gifts!) Nevermind! You already figured that out! :D


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Post by: quaggy on December 06, 2010 04:58:10 PM
OK I will blame it on Lindy all she asked for was BIG stuff! ;D  (Not really, but it sounds good)  ;)


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Post by: ambermoony on December 06, 2010 09:43:00 PM
OK I will blame it on Lindy all she asked for was BIG stuff! ;D  (Not really, but it sounds good)  ;)

Blameshifting is an important job skill nowadays, especially in the corporate world! ;)    Those are some mighty impressive packages though!  I can't wait to see what everyone made.


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 07, 2010 07:21:29 AM
OMG, finally! I kept obsessively checking my tracking number to see where my package was - and the darn thing didn't update! It didn't get scanned anywhere between my partner in TX and here in the main post office in Tampa!! (Craziness!)

Arrival at Post Office, December 07, 2010, 6:21 am, TAMPA
Acceptance, December 02, 2010, 10:49 am, TX

Five days and no status updates! I was going mad. ;D But now, it's... Out for Delivery, December 07, 2010, 8:48 am, TAMPA

Yay!! ;D ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on December 07, 2010 08:02:03 AM
OMG, finally! I kept obsessively checking my tracking number to see where my package was - and the darn thing didn't update! It didn't get scanned anywhere between my partner in TX and here in the main post office in Tampa!! (Craziness!)

Arrival at Post Office, December 07, 2010, 6:21 am, TAMPA
Acceptance, December 02, 2010, 10:49 am, TX

Five days and no status updates! I was going mad. ;D But now, it's... Out for Delivery, December 07, 2010, 8:48 am, TAMPA

Yay!! ;D ;D

I hate it when they do that!  All those large packages are staring at me.  Thank goodness we only have a week to go before we can start opening!


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Post by: CleanFeelin on December 07, 2010 10:59:31 AM
OMG, finally! I kept obsessively checking my tracking number to see where my package was - and the darn thing didn't update! It didn't get scanned anywhere between my partner in TX and here in the main post office in Tampa!! (Craziness!)

Arrival at Post Office, December 07, 2010, 6:21 am, TAMPA
Acceptance, December 02, 2010, 10:49 am, TX

Five days and no status updates! I was going mad. ;D But now, it's... Out for Delivery, December 07, 2010, 8:48 am, TAMPA

Yay!! ;D ;D

I am in the same boat.  It says that it has been in NJ for two days and the expected delivery date says December 6th and that was yesterday!

Oh New Jersey (insert NJ stereotype here).

Grrr...


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Post by: rantyhippie on December 07, 2010 11:39:11 AM
OMG, finally! I kept obsessively checking my tracking number to see where my package was - and the darn thing didn't update! It didn't get scanned anywhere between my partner in TX and here in the main post office in Tampa!! (Craziness!)

Arrival at Post Office, December 07, 2010, 6:21 am, TAMPA
Acceptance, December 02, 2010, 10:49 am, TX

Five days and no status updates! I was going mad. ;D But now, it's... Out for Delivery, December 07, 2010, 8:48 am, TAMPA

Yay!! ;D ;D

That could be the fault of my post office. They are not very good at doing their jobs......one swap I did I paid for delivery confirmation and they did not even scan the stupid label. Thank goodness my partner received!


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Post by: psyche on December 07, 2010 12:00:46 PM
I wouldn't minded receiving my package a bit later.... less tempting!


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Post by: Rock Cave Mom on December 07, 2010 02:17:52 PM
Sorry its taking so long...But, I think it will be worth the wait!!!!!!


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Post by: murbeck on December 07, 2010 02:44:22 PM
ugh, yeah my postal guy (at a shop not PO) must have completely forgot to scan my DC at all because it doesn't even register as being a valid number. 


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 07, 2010 05:21:45 PM
My package arrived today, so I updated my gallery with pics of the wrapped gifts! ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 10, 2010 05:53:52 AM
ORGANIZERS NOTE:

Alright ladies, Im not trying to sound rude but, we NEED those packages sent!  Its 9 days past the send date, and the opening of the gifts starts Dec 14th.  And if you dont mail today, your partner probably wont received the package in time for the present opening.  I know things happen, but we've had a very long crafting time to get this done.  Plus, the additional 9 days past the send out.  And, its just not fair to your partner.  Anyways, just sending a reminder for you all to mail out your packages.  If your not done, you serisouly need to make the time to finish, even if that means not going out to lunch or to some party with friends.  And the late sending will be noted in your feedback if your still not ready to mail.  Again, Im not trying to be rude, just trying to be a good organizer.  And that means trying to making sure everyone gets a package to open on the correct dates.  I will be sending pms to everyone who has not sent yet as well just in case anyones not keeping up with this thread.   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: psyche on December 10, 2010 08:18:00 AM
(Did you give temporary negative feedback? I think you're supposed to if packages are over a week late...)


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Post by: littlefawnpug on December 10, 2010 08:19:58 PM
(Did you give temporary negative feedback? I think you're supposed to if packages are over a week late...)

Well, the late senders have pmd me today, so their communication is good, and for that reason Id prefer not to give a temporary negative.  Now, if late senders didnt contact me, then I would do the temporary negative.   


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Post by: quaggy on December 12, 2010 05:40:38 AM
I was so excited to turn on my computer today to see what everyone had received.  ;D What no posts!!!    ??? ( So I went back and reread when opening date was, Duh!!! the 14Th  :-\  Glad that Lindy sent me a treat and I already opened it upon arrival or I would have been tearing into my gift for day 14, hence the 12Th day in the count down. ;)  Two more days to wait.  I was so excited when I went to bed last night.  Then wham  I was having a senior moment I guess!!! :P


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Post by: beeker on December 12, 2010 04:49:18 PM
where oh where has my little package gone, oh where oh where can it be....


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Post by: murbeck on December 12, 2010 05:00:49 PM
where oh where has my little package gone, oh where oh where can it be....

I am really starting to panic.  I'm going to contact the postal store I used tomorrow and see if they know anything.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on December 12, 2010 05:12:02 PM
where oh where has my little package gone, oh where oh where can it be....

I am really starting to panic.  I'm going to contact the postal store I used tomorrow and see if they know anything.

it's crazy, I know you mailed before I did. thank you for checking it out


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Post by: littlefawnpug on December 12, 2010 05:32:36 PM
where oh where has my little package gone, oh where oh where can it be....

I am really starting to panic.  I'm going to contact the postal store I used tomorrow and see if they know anything.

How many days ago was it mailed again?  I know that with the holidays mail is slower.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on December 12, 2010 05:45:06 PM
December 2nd


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Post by: murbeck on December 12, 2010 07:29:08 PM
Yep, 12/2.  It's just all so weird, the fact that it's not there combined with the DC never being scanned at all... I just wonder if something happened that it didn't get mailed off at all, in which case I will be infuriated, but also relieved to know where it is  :P


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Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 12, 2010 07:41:03 PM
Yep, 12/2.  It's just all so weird, the fact that it's not there combined with the DC never being scanned at all... I just wonder if something happened that it didn't get mailed off at all, in which case I will be infuriated, but also relieved to know where it is  :P
Ouch. Sorry to hear this. Don't know what the mailing circumstances are but I can tell you from experience, I've mailed out items from the APC after hours and put my own DC form on it. Because you can't scan it right then, I've had them just not scan it for acceptance at all. The damned number didn't show up in the system until it was scanned at the arrival city. I now just have the APC print up a DC# instead so it's logged as shipped that way automatically.

Like I said, I don't know what happened when you mailed but I've been in situations before where I didn't get the initial scan either - and it sucks. :-\


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Post by: beeker on December 13, 2010 04:30:36 AM
I'm sure it is out there some where, I haven't given up hope  :)


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Post by: murbeck on December 13, 2010 06:11:36 AM
Thanks PFD, that's horrible that they would just disregard something that we pay for, even if it is something as cheap as DC's.

I too know it has to be out there somewhere, it just sucks  :'(  Hopefully it will just show up right on time!  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 13, 2010 06:25:23 AM
My guess is that the package is just slower because of the holidays and more mail being sent.  That is aggravating about the dc# not being scanned yet though.  I know Ive had items with dc #'s and sometimes they are only scanned at the arrival city, other times they arrive without a single scan. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on December 13, 2010 09:08:02 AM
My guess is that the package is just slower because of the holidays and more mail being sent.  That is aggravating about the dc# not being scanned yet though.  I know Ive had items with dc #'s and sometimes they are only scanned at the arrival city, other times they arrive without a single scan. 

Yeah, this has got to be what is happening.  Still gonna call when I get a chance today though  :)  I will keep you informed!  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: Rock Cave Mom on December 13, 2010 09:44:26 AM
I just checked the USPS.com for the package I mailed to CleanFeelin on 12/1...it is out for delivery...Thank goodness...I thought IT would never get there.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: murbeck on December 13, 2010 01:35:27 PM
OMG, MissMoppet you were totally right!!!!  I was too busy to get a hold of the postal shop, but I just checked the DC again and you were totally right, they finally scanned it and it's 1 state away from Beeker!!!  Woo hoo!!!!  Beeker, you might have to open 2 gifts on day 2 or something, but at least it's officially closer to you than me now!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 13, 2010 04:52:43 PM
OMG, MissMoppet you were totally right!!!!  I was too busy to get a hold of the postal shop, but I just checked the DC again and you were totally right, they finally scanned it and it's 1 state away from Beeker!!!  Woo hoo!!!!  Beeker, you might have to open 2 gifts on day 2 or something, but at least it's officially closer to you than me now!  :)


;D Yeah!


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Post by: psyche on December 13, 2010 05:16:31 PM
.... tomorrow!!


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Post by: beeker on December 13, 2010 05:20:05 PM
OMG, MissMoppet you were totally right!!!!  I was too busy to get a hold of the postal shop, but I just checked the DC again and you were totally right, they finally scanned it and it's 1 state away from Beeker!!!  Woo hoo!!!!  Beeker, you might have to open 2 gifts on day 2 or something, but at least it's officially closer to you than me now!  :)


YIPPY!!!!!  ;D :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on December 13, 2010 06:12:14 PM
.... tomorrow!!
OMG you're right!! Yay!! ;D ;D


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Post by: superhooker on December 13, 2010 06:21:21 PM
I'm so glad that your package has been found, Murbeck! 

I can't believe that we start opening tomorrow!  woooooo!!!! 
I forgot which pressies I put in which day, so I don't even know what missmoppet will open tomorrow. I get two surprises!


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Post by: LimeRiot on December 13, 2010 07:04:20 PM
So glad to hear your package has resurfaced, murbeck. Phew!

I received today!! I'm so excited to start opening. Mr. Lime and the pups are also thrilled to see packages with their names on them.



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Post by: quaggy on December 13, 2010 07:17:11 PM
So excited to start seeing what everyone has made.  This is going to be one fantastic gallery. Glad to hear that Beekers parcel has been located, crazy postal system.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: beeker on December 14, 2010 05:11:33 AM
we'll see if the post office can still manage to deliver mail in the snow.  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: lindyv321 on December 14, 2010 09:35:37 AM
I opened my first present today! Pictures posted in the gallery :)  Whoo hoo


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 22, 2010 04:44:49 AM
ORGANIZERS NOTE:

With only 3 days left of present opening I want to mention-

-Posting pictures of your presents is required!  I know that the holidays can be hectic but, theres some galleries that are totally empty or only have a day or two posted.  PLEASE get pictures posted.  Its required and its kinda rude to not post pictures of all the items your partner worked to hard on.  (if you dont have a camera and it was mentioned on your questionaire please disregaurd this picture posting requirement.) 

Thanks & Happy Holidays!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (sign ups CLOSED) Send out 12/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on December 27, 2010 04:12:07 AM
ORGANIZERS NOTE:

Hello all!  I hope everyone had a most lovely holiday season!  I didnt log onto craftster this weekend as I had planned due to the busy holidays.  So, I will be checking out the gallery for those whom have posted all their pictures and leave them feedback.  If you have not posted all your goodies please remember that  posting photos is required.  I know that the holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening.  I will wait until next Monday though, and if you have not completed posting pictures of each day by then I will leave positive feedback but, make a note that the picture posting of the swap was not completed.