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Title: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: deadbathducky on July 10, 2011 10:50:44 PM
It's time once more for the mini 13 days of Halloween swap


Swap name: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: deadbathducky
Co-Organiser: (In need of a co-organiser
Sign-up date range: July11th-July25th
Date to send item by: September 26th
This swap will not be taking first time swappers, sorry
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
-Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement? 16+(if your under 18 yrs old, make sure you have your parents permission)

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/

Details of swap:
Do you love Halloween? Do you love opening presents? Did you want to do the 13 days of Halloween but couldn't because of money issues? If you answered yes to any of those questions then this may be the swap for you! This swap is a mini 13 days of Halloween swap. Instead of opening all your presents at once like in other swaps, we count down the days to halloween. you will open day 13 on October the 19th, day 12 on October the 20th and so on until halloween. When the gallery goes up you will reserve yourself a mini gallery and as you open your parcels each day you will post a pic of your item in your gallery


Item requirements:
-13 items are required.
-You should try to give at least 6-7 items that are crafted. These can be up-cycled items as well as items made from scratch.
-The first item to be opened (on October 19th) will be a container/bag of some sort that holds the other items. You can either make a container/ bag from scratch, or decorate one, your choice.
-1 item/day will be candy/food (preferably timed so your partner can enjoy a yummy treat before the big day). If your partner cannot eat candy, you could make a candy-related item instead (say a candy shaped polyclay pendant, a bag made from candy fabric etc etc).
-spoiling is fine, either by adding more items or making items bigger then the small requirement, so long as you and your partner agree on it. just remember, if your sending international it may get expensive.
-This swap will require photos in the gallery(its half the fun of the swap!), you might want to ask your partner to take some photos of their items before they send just in case your camera packs up. If you dont take photos it will show in your feedback
-Other then that, what you make is up to you and your partner.
And most of all, have fun!


If you want to participate, fill in information and send to organizer DO NOT POST INFO HERE Wink:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
Are you willing, if asked by the orgainser or co-organiser, to confirm that you have send your parcel(by either having a dc number or taking a photo of the receipt): YES/NO


What crafts do you do?:
Any crafts you want to learn more about?:
Any allergies?:
Any allergens in your house(eg smoke, pets, etc)?:
Favorite (halloweeney) colors?:
Any colors you don't like?:

Favorite halloween creatures(eg ghost, witch,cats, etc)?:
Favorite halloween symbols(eg pumpkins, candy corn, autumn)?:
Any symbols/halloween creatures you don't like?:
Favorite candy or treat (doesnt have to be halloween related Wink)?:
What kind of Halloween style do you like?(i.e cute, horror, traditional, vintage, etc)?:
Does your family celebrate halloween?:
Your favorite halloween/halloween related memory

Do you have any Favorite halloween related or spooky/scary  -
books?:
movies?:
tv shows?:
any other kinds of these you really love but arent particularly halloweenish?:

Do you like jewellery:
If so, what kinds you you like(eg hair things, necklaces, rings etc)?:
Do you have ear/lip/etc piercings?
Are you wearing a costume this year or having a party(your partner may make you something small for it if you ask nicely)?:

Do you like items that can be used, items that are decorative, or both?:
Anything you can think of that you might want or can suggest for your partner that they may make?:
Anything you don't particularly need?:

Do you have any other people/pets who you may like to be included?:
If so, so you want them to have there own day?:
And do they have any allergies?:
Anything else you can think of(remember the more info, and contact you have with your partner, the better the chances of having a good swap):

do you have a wist, ravelry, etc?(place links below):

question to make sure you have read questionairre :- what is the first date that an item will be opened?



SWAPPERS!!!
1   rainbowsewist
2   hockamama
3   MissingWillow
4   Ffrogg526
5   dazeychick
6   trisarahtops013
7   noturavggeek
8   jillybeans
9   Calabaza
10   AlmostDawn
11   RobbinZombie
12   Alchamy513
13   ChristieAnn
14   Sederick
15   cabaute
16   jonnamarco
17   amycavy
18   Lrigrem
19   aisy
20   edwards1
21   AmandaBL
22   NH822
23   quaggy
24   lizziew
25   Audania1
26   bobbinalong
27   cadet120433
28   jmiller614
29   redpopsicles
30   PurplePaisley
31   sweetyetevil
32   eeyore_witch
33   lindyv321
34   thisbirdsabsurd
35     nostephot
36     faemystique
37     CleanFeelin
38     LolaandBean
39     Strawberryh
40   Glamis
41   nostephot
42   seabound23

Group 1 - please PM PurplePaisley when sending/receiving
1   Noturavggeek & AmandaBL
2   MissingWillow & Ffrogg526
3   AlmostDawn & Lrigrem
4   trisarahtops013 & eeyore_witch
5   Amycavy & lizziew
6   rainbowsewist & Alchamy513
7   Hockamama & ChristieAnn
8   cadet120433 & redpopsicles
9   Quaggy & jonnamarco
10   Cabaute & Purplepaisley

Group 2 - please PM Phizzychick when sending/receiving
11   Calabaza & RobbinZombie
12   Sederick & thisbirdsabsurd
13   Jillybeans & Audania1
14   Bobbinalong & jmiller614
15   Aisy & edwards1
16   dazeychick & NH822
17   sweetyetevil  & Lindyv321
18   LolaandBean & Strawberryh
19   faemystique & CleanFeelin
20   nostephot & glamis
21   lynnz232 & seabound23

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390137
Please do not post until someone has received!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Strawberryh on July 10, 2011 11:01:37 PM
although the listing of the dates confused me (very military) I will be joining this this year I just dont want to fill out the paper work right now. This will be fun... Yay!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 11, 2011 03:40:26 AM
Working on my questionnaire!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 11, 2011 03:49:07 AM
Just found the post and will be getting my info filled in too!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: deadbathducky on July 11, 2011 04:22:01 AM
RESERVED FOR EXTRA INFO


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on July 11, 2011 04:41:29 AM
I totally love that there is somebody else thinking of Halloween in July :)
questionnaire to be filled out shortly


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on July 11, 2011 06:56:23 AM
Working on the ?naire  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Xbeautiful_disasterX on July 11, 2011 08:28:43 AM
HURRAYY!!!!!!!! Ill have my questionnaire in by the end of tonight!!!! OMG IM SOOO EXCITED!!!! *squeeee* ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 11, 2011 09:14:55 AM
Yes! Filling it out now!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 11, 2011 10:10:16 AM
my questionnaire is already filled, now i just need to review it and send it in!so excited for this!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: amycavy on July 11, 2011 10:30:05 AM
Q has been sent!
Please, for the love of halloween, I need another UK swapper or I will cry. No way can I afford international postage here.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 11, 2011 11:11:35 AM
oooo!  I SO SO want to do this one!  I just have to wait for a spot to open up, which should be soon.  I <3 Halloween!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 11, 2011 12:01:00 PM
I am sending in my info today!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 11, 2011 12:37:23 PM
EXCITIED!!! I did the 13 days of Halloween Swap last year, and it was so much fun. I cant wait to start crafting for this one.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: mandykaye on July 11, 2011 12:52:32 PM
Oooh, so tempting! I will be away from my computer until July 30th or 31st so I wouldn't be able to check in wiht my partner until then!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 11, 2011 04:48:56 PM
Oh my questionaire is in baby!!! I hope I get another awesome partner as the last two for this swap were wonderful!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Larissa-Rasputin on July 11, 2011 05:06:36 PM
Q sent! I've been waiting for this one!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: mich_p on July 11, 2011 06:13:55 PM
oooohhhh!!!
This sounds fantastic :)
I'm almost ready to mail by first-time swap so hopefully I should receive feedback in time to sign up :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: seabound23 on July 11, 2011 06:59:30 PM
Sooooo excited!!! I've been stalking the galleries for these like CRAZY! Sending in my questionnaire tonight!  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: ironic on July 11, 2011 07:33:33 PM
I have to wait till a spot opens up-hopefully one will open up soon, because this sounds like a lot of fun!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 11, 2011 07:50:03 PM
I sent in my info. This is one of my favorite swaps.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 12, 2011 01:19:40 PM
I have started adding more Halloween things to my Pinterest.  I just moved into my new home and have more places for decorations so I am excited!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: mich_p on July 12, 2011 01:55:50 PM
I have started adding more Halloween things to my Pinterest

me too!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 12, 2011 02:39:32 PM
I have started adding more Halloween things to my Pinterest

me too!!

Where's the link to your Pinterest?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: mich_p on July 12, 2011 03:04:57 PM
http://pinterest.com/michmonster/


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 12, 2011 03:09:05 PM
Following you!  It's nice to also start getting inspiration.  I keep going back and checking out last years gallery of goodness.  It's funny to be like oh yeah I remember making that!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Xbeautiful_disasterX on July 12, 2011 03:14:25 PM
Following you!  It's nice to also start getting inspiration.  I keep going back and checking out last years gallery of goodness.  It's funny to be like oh yeah I remember making that!

haha! I know exactly how you feel!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 12, 2011 03:29:10 PM
Just got my info sent in!!!  Super excited for this one!  Will start stalking a little myself!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 12, 2011 06:15:36 PM
I have also been shifting things from my wists to my pinterest to make it easier to see... I have about a bazillion Halloween things in my wists from last year's big Halloween swap! (Both of the links are in my signature and my profile if anyone wants to look!)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 12, 2011 09:22:33 PM
eek i'm so excited!! last year's swap was so much fun :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 12, 2011 09:51:31 PM
I have also been shifting things from my wists to my pinterest to make it easier to see... I have about a bazillion Halloween things in my wists from last year's big Halloween swap! (Both of the links are in my signature and my profile if anyone wants to look!)
i should probably do the same, but i have so much that it would take forever! gonna start following all of you guys though


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: zigg13pra on July 12, 2011 11:03:57 PM
This swap looks fun and I'm stalking it but I was wondering what the difference was between the mini one and the normal one?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on July 13, 2011 01:14:41 AM
Waiting for some packages to be received and then I am signing up!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 13, 2011 06:27:50 AM
The big swap has 13 things for day 13, 12 for day 12 and so on... while the mini one has one thing for each of the 13 days... hope that makes sense, its early still!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 13, 2011 08:30:10 AM
As I sit here avoiding an embroidery hoop that I kinda sorta planned to finish today I think I shall be filling out the questionnaire!  HUZZAH!  I started stalking some pinterests in preparation!  :D  ::)  Off to fill out the goodness!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 13, 2011 12:43:41 PM
I don't know how but I forgot to mention Nightmare Before Christmas on my questionnaire!  Good thing I was able to pin lots of stuff to my pinterest!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 13, 2011 01:31:13 PM
Yeah I noticed I didn't add it either... but I did say Halloween cartoons so I guess it kind of falls under that!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 13, 2011 01:39:19 PM
Does each day have a theme like the regular 13 days of Halloween or is it just what you want it to be? If each day does have a theme, what are they?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 13, 2011 02:15:27 PM
Day one is a container of some sort, day 13 (Halloween) is usually the biggie item.  Other days can have themes if the partners want them.  Like a candy day, a pet day, etc. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 13, 2011 02:40:45 PM
So can you send it all at once and have it wrapped up indicating what is for what day or do you have to mail everyday.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 13, 2011 02:44:26 PM
You send everything in a big box and mark the days on each wrapped item.  Won't you join us?!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 13, 2011 02:44:44 PM
So can you send it all at once and have it wrapped up indicating what is for what day or do you have to mail everyday.

Oh my lol send it all at once!!! I wrapped mine in tissue paper or fun boxes/bags etc. My partners in the past have wrapped with cloth too so I had a little bonus with cool halloween cloth. It is a really fun swap especially when you get a partner who is active and really into this swap.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 13, 2011 02:47:08 PM
You send everything in a big box and mark the days on each wrapped item.  Won't you join us?!
Ahhh my super awesome partner from last year!!! I just came across Hallo's cool bling you made for him last year. I think he may be sporting halloween early this year hehe


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 13, 2011 02:54:12 PM
My Jenna will be, too!   ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Xbeautiful_disasterX on July 13, 2011 03:19:14 PM
so is pintrest the new wist??? I should problly get one then, eh? lol


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 13, 2011 03:46:47 PM
Its not that its the new wist per say....  But it does allow you to organize your pins into categories and you can pin anything you want.  I have boards like the 'Holiday' board where all my Halloween goodies are listed and then I have boards like 'meditation' 'men I lust for' 'inspiration' 'spaces i want in my house' etc. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on July 13, 2011 04:21:14 PM
I just sent in my info.  This looks like SO SO SO SO much fun!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 13, 2011 04:28:59 PM
I tend to use my Pinterest slightly differently than my wists... I dump everything in my wists, and then I make a sort of collage of my absolute favorites in Pinterest. I think of it more as "it all looks pretty together" instead of "I want all of this" and I think at least some people seem to use it that way.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Xbeautiful_disasterX on July 13, 2011 07:01:09 PM
Its not that its the new wist per say....  But it does allow you to organize your pins into categories and you can pin anything you want.  I have boards like the 'Holiday' board where all my Halloween goodies are listed and then I have boards like 'meditation' 'men I lust for' 'inspiration' 'spaces i want in my house' etc. 


lol "Men I Lust For" hahahha!!!!! Im so ganna do it on mine! lol that just cracks me up!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: seabound23 on July 13, 2011 07:57:30 PM
words cannot express my excitement for this swap! seriously! and I'm eagerly awaiting my "invite" to pintrest....gosh nothing like an exclusive website to make you feel like an outcast!  :P


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: dazeychick on July 13, 2011 09:14:59 PM
I so want to join this swap, it looks like a blast!!

Seabound, PM me your email and I'll invite you to pinterest!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on July 14, 2011 01:00:22 AM
Anyone wants to invite me to pinterest?  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: dazeychick on July 14, 2011 06:20:13 AM
Glamis, PM me your email and I'll invite you too!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 14, 2011 09:24:23 AM
I broke down and joined, it's hard to not join a swap dedicated to your favorite holiday.

I got so excited about this swap that I forgot to put down that I love Zombie, skeletons, anatomical hearts and Brains and My favorite movie is The Crow (I forget it is considered a Halloween movie) and I also love Batman especially The Joker (Comic book/video game version and of course the Health Ledger version). Silly me.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 14, 2011 10:51:30 AM
Yay, I spot opened up in my swaps now I can join!  I will head off and work on my questionnaire.

I so need to get a pinterest, it sounds like a fun way to organize, and I love organization!  Would anyone mind inviting me?  Pretty please?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 14, 2011 11:15:12 AM
I had a great time last year and am thinking of signing up. I'm probably going to sign up, can't really imagine not signing up, but I'm thinking about when I will do my questionnaire...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 14, 2011 01:08:49 PM
jillybeans PM me your email address and I will invite you....

So I went to Michaels today and they are having Christmas in July!  BUT they had one end cap that was full of Halloween stuffs!  I am going to check back soon to see if they have put all the spooky things out.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on July 15, 2011 02:53:49 AM
I broke down and joined, it's hard to not join a swap dedicated to your favorite holiday.

I got so excited about this swap that I forgot to put down that I love Zombie, skeletons, anatomical hearts and Brains and My favorite movie is The Crow (I forget it is considered a Halloween movie) and I also love Batman especially The Joker (Comic book/video game version and of course the Health Ledger version). Silly me.

I never thought of mentioning my Batman addiction in a Halloween swap....Silly me  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 15, 2011 08:03:03 AM
It seems a lot of us filled out our questionnairs in an excited hurry and forgot to mention everything.  I forgot to mention that I do throughly enjoy Firefly/Serenity, Sanctuary and Eureka...  while not really Halloween-y they are awesome.  And I'm contemplating a Steampunk-ish costume this year in place of my traditional Renaissance themed witch.  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 15, 2011 08:35:57 AM
I have been stalking my local michaels waiting to see if they put out any Halloween stuff. So far it's only been ribbon and some floral supplies. I can't wait for partners!! So many ideas already :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 15, 2011 09:45:07 AM
I have been stalking my local michaels waiting to see if they put out any Halloween stuff. So far it's only been ribbon and some floral supplies. I can't wait for partners!! So many ideas already :)

My Michaels feels like it skipped right over Halloween and went straight to christmas!  they have a whole isle in their seasonal department right now dedicated to christmas crafting.  WE WANT HALLOWEEN!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 15, 2011 10:09:50 AM
It seems a lot of us filled out our questionnairs in an excited hurry and forgot to mention everything.  I forgot to mention that I do throughly enjoy Firefly/Serenity, Sanctuary and Eureka...  while not really Halloween-y they are awesome.  And I'm contemplating a Steampunk-ish costume this year in place of my traditional Renaissance themed witch.  :D

I managed to leave out all of those shows as well,,, but I only really put my favorite scary shows anyway!

I'm also thinking about a steampunk costume this year, but not really traditional. I've been slowly collecting parts for an airship mechanic costume... all I can think about with that is dressing up a bit like Kaylee from Firefly though, and that makes me happy!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: deadbathducky on July 15, 2011 10:51:15 AM
NOTE:After so much interest, we need a co-organiser? any willing victims... Err, volunteers?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 15, 2011 11:11:19 AM
I see the list  is updated but I am not on it.  Boo Hoo  info sent 2 days ago. Just emailed deadbathducky to see if she missed it. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 15, 2011 11:20:58 AM
I would like to try my hand at co-organizing!  ^_^


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on July 15, 2011 12:37:48 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire. Hope I can still get a spot!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: irid3sc3nt on July 15, 2011 04:25:19 PM
I figured that this swap would be having signups now.  I missed signups last year and this year I'm not sure I could devote enough time to this large of a swap especially if Vintage Halloween swap is happening again. I <3 it too much.

Still, looking forward to your gallery two months from now!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: koalascout on July 15, 2011 08:45:08 PM
will keep an eye on this for the moment.  have to find by questionaire from the last one



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 15, 2011 10:32:41 PM
this halloween, i was thinking of being a unicorn. i saw one on pinteret and it looked kinda nifty. maybe i could even go a step further and be a robot unicorn


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: nostephot on July 16, 2011 08:57:19 AM
what happened to the regular 13 days of Halloween swap?  Is noone doing that this year???  I did not see a listing and I did not see a discussion.  Did I miss something?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 16, 2011 10:42:20 AM
You could PM the organizer from last year's 13 days swap and ask if she plans to run it again.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Xbeautiful_disasterX on July 16, 2011 06:05:06 PM
yeah, I thought that was kinda weird that i didnt see it up in the swaps yet....hum...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 18, 2011 05:53:04 PM
I've been to JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby and Michaels in the last few weeks...  obviously I'm not loyal to one or another - they're all full of crafty awesomeness....  however...  today my brain started a new song! 

Jingle Bells, Pumpkin Pie, Ghosts and bats and witches
All in one, aisle today, Get your supplies here B****s

Yeah - I know.  Its not really nice but...  its what was in my head!  It all runs together and I feel like the holidays are playing a game of monopoly...  do not pass Halloween, do not collect Thanksgiving...  go directly Christmas!  Ok - I vented.  I feel better! ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 18, 2011 06:51:13 PM
I've been to JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby and Michaels in the last few weeks...  obviously I'm not loyal to one or another - they're all full of crafty awesomeness....  however...  today my brain started a new song! 

Jingle Bells, Pumpkin Pie, Ghosts and bats and witches
All in one, aisle today, Get your supplies here B****s

Yeah - I know.  Its not really nice but...  its what was in my head!  It all runs together and I feel like the holidays are playing a game of monopoly...  do not pass Halloween, do not collect Thanksgiving...  go directly Christmas!  Ok - I vented.  I feel better! ;)
this cracked me up!i ahte  it when the stores pass halloween-its the best holiday!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: deadbathducky on July 18, 2011 10:50:01 PM
//NOTE! -sorry I havent been on, I had a liver problem and had to have scans done.. I will get to the questionairres when I get home today.


thank you for your patiences guys


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on July 19, 2011 01:52:35 AM
Hope you are well!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: deadbathducky on July 19, 2011 03:59:52 AM
Note: Is everyone's profiles updated?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 19, 2011 04:05:24 AM
You accidentally got me twice.  Once just with you and once with you and purple paisley.  I hope you're OK!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 19, 2011 06:34:48 AM
You accidentally got me twice.  Once just with you and once with you and purple paisley.  I hope you're OK!

Ditto w/ me too!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 19, 2011 07:59:21 AM
Hope you feel better too! Mine is all set now, thanks!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 19, 2011 11:16:01 AM
My profile is correct, but I am not added to the approved list of swappers yet.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 19, 2011 11:56:35 AM
Feel better deadbathducky!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 19, 2011 12:34:13 PM
This swap shows in my profile.  Hope you are feeling better soon Deadbathducky!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 19, 2011 01:01:41 PM
I also have two entries for this swap. one with just Deadbathducky and one with both deadbathducky and purplepaisley.

On another note, I went to the Goodwill this past weekend and found two items for this swap, exciting!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 19, 2011 01:28:23 PM
My profile looks good! Hope you are feeling better soon DBD...

I have been locating all of my stored away halloween crafty supplies....my fav swap to create for!!! ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on July 19, 2011 01:47:01 PM
It's listed twice on my profile as well
Hope you're feeling better soon :-)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 19, 2011 04:28:48 PM
I went to Hobby Lobby on Saturday and got some Halloween themed paper and a few other things.  If I can't use what I got for my future partner I will make the ___ ______ for myself!  I can't wait for partners!  It's been a while since I have done a larger sized swap and I am looking forward to it.  Just an FYI I will be out of town from 07/21 to 07/25.  Since DBD is in AUS we will maybe get partners 08/24 in the US and I don't want my future partner to think I am missing!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lynnz232 on July 19, 2011 06:27:39 PM
My profile is correct, but I am not added to the approved list of swappers yet.

Ditto!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: seabound23 on July 19, 2011 08:27:29 PM
Showing up twice in my profile.

Hope you're okay deadbathducky!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on July 20, 2011 12:21:55 AM
Nothing in my profile  :'(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on July 20, 2011 12:49:26 AM
oh i am so on th fence bout this!! Halloween is my fav holiday!! and i have maintained for years that it should be a gift giving holiday!!! i keep some decorations up all year long!! (really i do, there is a glittered glow in th dark skeleton hanging from th ceiling in my living room!!) im just worried bout my style of decorating/crafting not working for my potential partner........ i am going to have to think long (not really since th deadline is approaching) and hard bout this. anyone else into cutsey meets macabre?? (example, im using turkey and chicken bones in one part of my display, and then im also hanging dried chicken feet on the porch, but then i also have 2 kiddie costumes that ive stuffed, one is a skeleton, one is an elephant. see what i mean? im very eclectic.) i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)


what to do, what to do??rkey and chicken bones in one part of my display, and then im also hanging dried chicken feet on the porch, but then i also have 2 kiddie costumes that ive stuffed, one is a skeleton, one is an elephant. see what i mean? im very eclectic.) i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)


what to do, what to do??




Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: SpookyPooky on July 20, 2011 02:59:05 AM
Seriously considering! Will sleep on it!  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: seabound23 on July 20, 2011 03:43:57 AM
Quote
i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)

I can't speak for everyone but I know I like the spectrum of halloween from cute to scary! (and I like glittery too!)  :) JOIN!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 20, 2011 04:31:58 AM
I am impatiently waiting for my victim to be provided...I have already got a few things planned and can modify according to my victims likes and interests. I may be done early this year but note to self and some of you (from previous "experience" ;)) do not buy candy in advance. You will trick or treat yourself out of the goodies before you send em LMAO ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 20, 2011 06:32:20 AM
oh i am so on th fence bout this!! Halloween is my fav holiday!! and i have maintained for years that it should be a gift giving holiday!!! i keep some decorations up all year long!! (really i do, there is a glittered glow in th dark skeleton hanging from th ceiling in my living room!!) im just worried bout my style of decorating/crafting not working for my potential partner........ i am going to have to think long (not really since th deadline is approaching) and hard bout this. anyone else into cutsey meets macabre?? (example, im using turkey and chicken bones in one part of my display, and then im also hanging dried chicken feet on the porch, but then i also have 2 kiddie costumes that ive stuffed, one is a skeleton, one is an elephant. see what i mean? im very eclectic.) i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)


what to do, what to do??

I'm sure that there's someone here that wouldn't mind crafting in a cute-macabre style for you!  We all have different tastes and that's kind of what swapping's about - crafting for your partner, not for yourself.  Come join the fun!!  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 20, 2011 07:06:38 AM
I don't really like cute at all, and last year my partner loved it... I had so much fun crafting for her! Its exciting to craft outside your own style... mine tends to fluctuate between dark and bloody and vintage, but not together!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 20, 2011 07:51:09 AM
This swap is listed in my profile, but I'm not on the list of swappers on the first page of the thread yet. Just FYI, dear Organizer.

I had a blast crafting for this swap last year and can't wait to get my partner.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 20, 2011 09:04:41 AM
oh i am so on th fence bout this!! Halloween is my fav holiday!! and i have maintained for years that it should be a gift giving holiday!!! i keep some decorations up all year long!! (really i do, there is a glittered glow in th dark skeleton hanging from th ceiling in my living room!!) im just worried bout my style of decorating/crafting not working for my potential partner........ i am going to have to think long (not really since th deadline is approaching) and hard bout this. anyone else into cutsey meets macabre?? (example, im using turkey and chicken bones in one part of my display, and then im also hanging dried chicken feet on the porch, but then i also have 2 kiddie costumes that ive stuffed, one is a skeleton, one is an elephant. see what i mean? im very eclectic.) i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)


what to do, what to do??rkey and chicken bones in one part of my display, and then im also hanging dried chicken feet on the porch, but then i also have 2 kiddie costumes that ive stuffed, one is a skeleton, one is an elephant. see what i mean? im very eclectic.) i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)


what to do, what to do??




Cutesy meets macabre is my design aesthetic. If i could I would have specimen jars with real animals in them, but I think my family would commit me. I would never kill the animal myself, but using dead animals in art tastefully I find awesome. So you should join, because you have at least one person that has the same taste.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 20, 2011 09:29:59 AM
Quote
i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)

I can't speak for everyone but I know I like the spectrum of halloween from cute to scary! (and I like glittery too!)  :) JOIN!

I agree!  I really like a lot of different aspects of halloween.  ^_^


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 20, 2011 11:26:41 AM
starting on Sunday to craft for this awesome swap. Love that we have 2 months to craft, to make everything perfect for our partners.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 20, 2011 05:33:13 PM
I'm thinking about joining, I did the regular one last year and it was a ton of work but so much fun, I think this one will be more managable. ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on July 20, 2011 05:42:04 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire!

This sounds soooo fun!!!

I filled out the entire thing the other day, and was going to review it before sending, and then my computer restarted without saving XD

CAN'T WAIT!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 20, 2011 08:36:51 PM
oh i am so on th fence bout this!! Halloween is my fav holiday!! and i have maintained for years that it should be a gift giving holiday!!! i keep some decorations up all year long!! (really i do, there is a glittered glow in th dark skeleton hanging from th ceiling in my living room!!) im just worried bout my style of decorating/crafting not working for my potential partner........ i am going to have to think long (not really since th deadline is approaching) and hard bout this. anyone else into cutsey meets macabre?? (example, im using turkey and chicken bones in one part of my display, and then im also hanging dried chicken feet on the porch, but then i also have 2 kiddie costumes that ive stuffed, one is a skeleton, one is an elephant. see what i mean? im very eclectic.) i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)


what to do, what to do??rkey and chicken bones in one part of my display, and then im also hanging dried chicken feet on the porch, but then i also have 2 kiddie costumes that ive stuffed, one is a skeleton, one is an elephant. see what i mean? im very eclectic.) i like dark and spooky thats also fun and glittery :-)


what to do, what to do??



my style is kinda like that!i have a ton of eclectic halloween decoratons that i keep up in my dorm from september til spring. and glitter anything is awesome


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on July 21, 2011 02:13:12 AM
Its exciting to craft outside your own style...

I like that too. You often get in contact with stuff you never ever thought about before..quite inspirational sometimes..


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: mistressH on July 21, 2011 03:07:29 AM
oh no! i wont be out of the mini tote swap by then which is my first one, even though ive been on here for years, is there any way i can get in? :(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: mich_p on July 21, 2011 06:58:35 AM
I was just coming on here to ask a very similar question to MistressH

My first swap was the mini tote,
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383840.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383840.0)
I completed it and it is in the mail, (even tho send out isn't until 1st August) but I'm pretty sure my partner wont receive it before the close date for this swap as she lives in the UK
so feedback wise I still will have not completed a first swap.
I sent photos of my tote and the contents to the swap organiser (because I was having swap anxiety) and she said it was great, and I had even spoiled my partner by making more than what was needed.

any chance I could be considered for joining this swap? (i can send the organizer of this swap proof that I have completed my first swap and that it is in the mail at the moment)



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on July 21, 2011 08:36:28 AM
Hmmm, seriously thinking about this one as I am *always* thinking of halloween ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 21, 2011 08:45:53 AM
Even if you guys can't join this one, there are smaller Halloween swaps coming up in a little while I'm sure...

I also did the large one last year ans it ended up stressing me out a bit. This one is definitely more manageable.

I did just think of something thoug. Either I missed it somewhere or it doesn't say... I know we have to make 6 or 7 crafted things, one being a tote of some sort... but are there any size requirements? Or do we just make whatever we want? I have a few easily modified large ideas already, but should I be thinking smaller?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 21, 2011 09:49:39 AM
I don't know if there are any real size requirements....  last year I made projects in a variety of sizes.  I get paid on Monday so I'm going to go on the search for halloween-y crafting supplies!  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 21, 2011 10:20:32 AM
most of the items should be smalls-though if you wanna make something bigger it is spoiling. the last time i did this swap my partner completely spoiled me!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 21, 2011 10:27:12 AM
Ah, that helps a lot, thanks! Knowing me I'll probably make more mediums than anything, since even my smalls always end up as mediums... I really can't wait for partners so I can really start planning


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on July 21, 2011 04:27:53 PM
Oh my goodness....I want in on this so very badly.
I'm going to be moving in mid-Sept. and I'm not 100% sure where yet so I don't have an address.
I can certainly give my partner the addy that'll be good until Sept. 15th and the *second* that I have the new address I'll send it along to my partner.

Anyone feel like partnering up with me? The awesome organizer said it'd be cool to have me join (I asked first) but that I should probably ask for a partner first just to have someone willing to work with me on the address change.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on July 21, 2011 05:11:31 PM

any chance I could be considered for joining this swap? (i can send the organizer of this swap proof that I have completed my first swap and that it is in the mail at the moment)


If what you & mistressH are asking isn't possible, is there any way that the two of you could just swap with each other, since you're both in the same boat?  Either personal swap, or (if the org is ok with it) adding the two if you after you both get feedback, so the time lines for partnering aren't goofed up, but you still get feedback & are officially in the swap?  You could just send your ?'airres to each other & start crafting whenever you both agree to it.  I dunno.  Just an idea.  

I'm super excited - and debated doing this or the larger swap, but now knowing I'm not limited to only doing smalls has convinced me to sign up.  :D

SO EXCITED!  Also, I apologize in advance to the organizer & my future partner.  I rambled A LOT on my ?'airre.  A LOT.  Like, seriously, you may want to smack me.  So, sorry about that.  (And I'm not done yet...)

I would be willing to partner with you AlmostDawn - the address change doesn't seem like it'd be a big deal.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on July 21, 2011 05:38:04 PM

SO EXCITED!  Also, I apologize in advance to the organizer & my future partner.  I rambled A LOT on my ?'airre.  A LOT.  Like, seriously, you may want to smack me.  So, sorry about that.  (And I'm not done yet...)

I would be willing to partner with you AlmostDawn - the address change doesn't seem like it'd be a big deal.

 :-* You are such a doll! And I totally dig rambling...I ramble.  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on July 21, 2011 06:19:30 PM
ok ok stop twisting my arm, i'll join!! lmao!! going to fill out my ??ire now. just gonna beg that i get someone at least close to my style (i would totally have real animals in specimen jars too!!! ;-P) but since i had deadbathducky for my most recent (and first) swap im confident im in good hands :-D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: edwards1 on July 21, 2011 08:56:14 PM
Just signed up! I think my husband is more excited then me! lol


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 22, 2011 05:30:33 AM
Huzzah for more people joining the Halloween-y goodness!!!  :D 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on July 22, 2011 06:05:12 AM
I am in such a Halloween mood. I can't wait!

BTW, my profile is showing this swap 2x.

Hope you're doing better, deadbathducky!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on July 22, 2011 07:38:01 AM
Just signed up!!!!! I'm so ready to start crafting for this now!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on July 22, 2011 08:24:58 AM
I signed up a couple of days ago, but it's not showing up in my profile yet *fingers crossed*

I can't wait, I'm so excited!  I lurve Halloween  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 22, 2011 09:19:27 AM
I'm just realizing I left a lot out of my questionnaire. I said I don't really like traditional Halloween stuff anymore but as i am adding things to my wist and etsy favorites, that may not be exactly accurate. I guess who ever is my partner should rely a lot on my wists and etsy favorites since I can't thing straight long enough to fill out a questionnaire.  ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 22, 2011 10:01:33 AM
I'm just realizing I left a lot out of my questionnaire. I said I don't really like traditional Halloween stuff anymore but as i am adding things to my wist and etsy favorites, that may not be exactly accurate. I guess who ever is my partner should rely a lot on my wists and etsy favorites since I can't thing straight long enough to fill out a questionnaire.  ::)
i always do that when it comes to tv shows and movies. i also forgot to mention i love monster high despite being an adult lol. i went to toys r us recently and was reminded of how adorable they are!one of them had a pink coffin as a bed


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Monty on July 22, 2011 11:11:51 AM
YAY! I've been thinking about Halloween recently and what to be this year! This swap is great.. but I just want to know if there are any other Canadians  signing up for this swap because international shipping really bites. Because if I can get matched with another Canuck it would save me some bucks.

So going to give this a good think before signing up.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lizziew on July 22, 2011 03:39:04 PM
Questionnaire sent; I hope I get in!

I have just started a pinster, so will pop a link in my signiture. It's new, but I'm filling it up quickly, starting with Halloween pics. Ah I really want to get going with this!! xxxx


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on July 22, 2011 03:56:37 PM
@Monty

I sent in my questionnaire, and I'm Canadian!!! I was hoping some other Canadians would be a part of this too! :3


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 22, 2011 08:50:47 PM
I'm pretty convinced I'm going to be doing this swap, I'm just waiting til monday because I have 2 different craft shows this weekend and I can't think of anything but them at the moment


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Strawberryh on July 22, 2011 10:38:54 PM
So I finally sent in my Questionnaire, I may be at War when I receive my Partner so who ever you are I am sorry I will be back around Aug 15th. Thank god I can catch up on Eureka by internet because i don't own a tivo. I will be looking for crafty Ideas at war for this crafttacular swap. I have two little Visitors that are going to war with me too so I have been not joining other swaps to try and considerate on them. Which doesn't work with getting ready for Pennsic, but hey I tried. I cant wait to craft for this and with only 13 smalls That will be easy peasy lemon squeesy. Spoiling will be such an easy thing to do with that. Speaking of which I need to dig out the candy corn purse I forgot to finish for last year for myself. Yay Fall! yay Halloween!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Strawberryh on July 22, 2011 11:08:26 PM
jonnamarco I so love your wist list I would not be the least bit un happy to craft for you. LOL I am so linking some of those items


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lizziew on July 23, 2011 05:26:36 AM
Q has been sent!
Please, for the love of halloween, I need another UK swapper or I will cry. No way can I afford international postage here.

I am from the UK too! x


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: amycavy on July 23, 2011 07:08:54 AM
Q has been sent!
Please, for the love of halloween, I need another UK swapper or I will cry. No way can I afford international postage here.

I am from the UK too! x

Wooooo! I NEED this swap in my life xD Hobbycraft don't seem to have anything out yet though :'(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: ChristieAnn on July 23, 2011 12:59:07 PM
Sent in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: deadbathducky on July 23, 2011 05:54:22 PM
Note- Back and updating once more... So far my tests have come back okay, but they arent sure


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: deadbathducky on July 24, 2011 04:07:50 AM
Note- Im so sorry guys... Im asking a mod to help me since my liver is just getting more and more sore. Im sorry everyone this is taking a lot of time and everything


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on July 24, 2011 04:21:19 AM
I am so sorry you are having such a hard time :-(  I hope you get some good news & start feeling better soon. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 24, 2011 04:50:25 AM
Hey - DBD - No biggie.  This is  not something you need to stress over.  Promise!  We'll all be fine and craft lots of Halloween-y goodness.  We just want you to get better.  So focus on that!  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 24, 2011 05:15:57 AM
DBD  life comes 1st!!!!!  Take care of yourself!!!  Hope that all turns out well!!!!!  We love to craft but love our organizers more!!!!  Do what you need for you!!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on July 24, 2011 05:19:31 AM
oh my goodness! I hope you start feeling better!  Don't worry about us, we just want you to get healthy.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: ChristieAnn on July 24, 2011 06:23:13 AM
So very sorry you are having such health problems!  Don't worry about this swap - ur health is what matters!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on July 24, 2011 06:27:21 AM
To echo everyone else, just focus on getting better-that's most important  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 24, 2011 01:57:24 PM
I am so sorry deadbathducky-i hope everything ends up all right! *sends hugs*


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: dazeychick on July 24, 2011 09:34:59 PM
I just sent my questionnaire... hope I make it in on time!! I'm so excited!!  ;D but at least I won't have to wait long for a partner! 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: edwards1 on July 25, 2011 12:46:44 AM
Sending love, and good thoughts to our organizer!!!! Maybe one of us could step up and organize so she can concentrate on getting better  :-\ Just a thought! I could help co-org, I just have too much on my plate to organize, but I would love to help out =]]]


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 25, 2011 02:36:18 AM
Hi guys!

To take the pressure off deadbathducky while she is poorly I shall be helping run this swap.

I'm hoping you've all saved your signup PM's and can send them across to me today, so I can get to work on partnering everyone up! ;D

PurplePaisley, are you still interesting in co-organising this swap?

Thanks for your understanding!
Phizzy :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 25, 2011 03:44:10 AM
Just sent mine to you.  Thanks so much!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on July 25, 2011 04:11:27 AM
get better dbd!

phizzy, thanks for helping out! i just sent you a copy of my ??'s


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: faemystique on July 25, 2011 04:20:52 AM
 ??? I can't see that I saved my questionaire that I sent in... should I fill out a new one?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on July 25, 2011 04:25:06 AM
??? I can't see that I saved my questionaire that I sent in... should I fill out a new one?

Do you have your messages set to save when you send them?  If so, go to your outbox and it will be there.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 25, 2011 05:41:39 AM
??? I can't see that I saved my questionaire that I sent in... should I fill out a new one?
If it's not in your outbox let me know and I'll see if deadbathducky can send it to me. :)

If you're not sure how to send the message to me, you can either copy and paste the info, or if you select 'quote' in your signup message and then type my name it, it will send the PM to me.

I will post a list a little later of those I have received so you know they have come though okay ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on July 25, 2011 05:57:51 AM
Just forwarded you my signup! :-)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on July 25, 2011 06:56:33 AM
I just sent my ?aire over to you, Phizzychick. I made a few changes to my original  ::) I'd be happy to help with this swap if needed.
I hope you get to feeling better soon, deadbathducky!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 25, 2011 07:14:59 AM
I did not save my questionaire, if you would like me to fill it out again I can. Nevermind, I just redid it and hopefully I remembered everything and I included things I know I forgot.

Soooo excited for partners!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Sederick on July 25, 2011 07:51:10 AM
Well.. I did not save the questionnaire.. so I will fill out a new one :( stupid outbox :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 25, 2011 07:55:08 AM
Re-sent mine! I also remembered to add the Nightmare Before Christmas to it! I really wish I could help organize but I'm sooooo busy right now!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 25, 2011 08:09:30 AM
I just resent my questionnaire to you Phizzychick.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 25, 2011 08:20:40 AM
Okay, so far I have received questionnaires for the following people, thank you!

rainbowsewist
hockamama
MissingWillow
Ffrogg526
dazeychick
trisarahtops013
noturavggeek
jillybeans
Calabaza
AlmostDawn
RobbinZombie
Alchamy513
ChristieAnn
Sederick
cabaute
jonnamarco
amycavy

You should all have feedback entered too.

And I have asked if dbd can forward 3 to me (but since she is ill, please be ready to fill them in again if necessary)

There are lots of you that haven't send your forms to me yet, so I may need to extend the signup for a day just to give everyone chance to send them in. I'll let you know!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cloudsnapper on July 25, 2011 08:23:41 AM
No new swappers at all? This swap's the most fun looking one I've seen yet! I guess I can wait until next year if I have to.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 25, 2011 08:27:02 AM
Unfortunately not. Because of the level involvement with this swap it was felt that swappers should have an understanding of how swaps work on Craftster, and are able to show commitment to swaps before they commit to this :)

I hope you can find a fun swap to join! :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 25, 2011 08:34:39 AM
The swap is listed on my profile and I sent my questionaire in to DBD. I saved it on my computer at home so I will send it to you Phizzy when I get home from work tonight! Thanks!!!! ;D

Okay, so far I have received questionnaires for the following people, thank you!

rainbowsewist
hockamama
MissingWillow
Ffrogg526
dazeychick
trisarahtops013
noturavggeek
jillybeans
Calabaza
AlmostDawn
RobbinZombie
Alchamy513
ChristieAnn
Sederick
cabaute
jonnamarco
amycavy

You should all have feedback entered too.

And I have asked if dbd can forward 3 to me (but since she is ill, please be ready to fill them in again if necessary)

There are lots of you that haven't send your forms to me yet, so I may need to extend the signup for a day just to give everyone chance to send them in. I'll let you know!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cloudsnapper on July 25, 2011 09:17:56 AM
Unfortunately not. Because of the level involvement with this swap it was felt that swappers should have an understanding of how swaps work on Craftster, and are able to show commitment to swaps before they commit to this :)

I hope you can find a fun swap to join! :)


I understand :) Good luck guys!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 25, 2011 09:41:43 AM
I'm glad I checked in. I'll have to redo my questionnaire. That may be for the best though since I think I left a lot out of the first one.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on July 25, 2011 11:22:38 AM
I'm filling out my questionairre right now! So glad I saw this one before it ended tonight!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: edwards1 on July 25, 2011 11:43:03 AM
I am actually really glad I get to re-do my questionaire because last night I was reading the old one off to my hubby and he made a list of things that I forgot, like things that anyone who has ever met me would know but somehow, in true to swap excitement, I forgot the most important things!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on July 25, 2011 12:03:41 PM
eek!  off to re-do my questionnaire! :o


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on July 25, 2011 12:06:58 PM
I just resent mine.  I was coordinating a wedding this past weekend and missed this til just now. I hope I'm still in?  <3 hope. hope. hope.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on July 25, 2011 12:34:12 PM
yay! just got it in! woohoo!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lizziew on July 25, 2011 12:40:03 PM
Resent mine! I, of course, didn't save the original one to my outbox so have redone it. I have now changed my mail settings so my messages save in my outbox too! Eeep can't wait for a partner. xxx


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on July 25, 2011 01:39:12 PM
Resent mine, hope it's not too late and/or confusing!  Obviously I didn't bookmark this topic as I thought I had!

Thank you for picking up this swap Phizzychick!

Get to feeling better soon, Deadbathducky!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: amycavy on July 25, 2011 02:59:34 PM
I can't wait for my partner! I'm so excited! I even bought a couple of bits today while I was out. I've got an idea for... I'd say 5 days but this all depends on who I get as a partner.
On a side note I got a set of small clear stamps for 32p! Bargain!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 25, 2011 03:30:24 PM
Okay, I have updated the first post with the list of names I have questionnaires for so far, and you should also have feedback.

I see most of you are in the US, but I'm in England and it's past my bedtime, so I'll catch up with any more in the morning :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 25, 2011 03:36:37 PM
Yep even though I got to redo my questionaire, I totally forgot that I love Day of the Dead, I'm sure its obvious once you see my wist though. Sorry future partner


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on July 25, 2011 03:57:06 PM
^

THAT'S WHAT I FORGOT.
I knew there was something I had wanted to add...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on July 25, 2011 05:02:02 PM
Oh my - Missingwillow told me about this swap but I guess I thought it was closed already!!  Well hopefully I can sneak in when I get home tonight - sounds like fun.  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 25, 2011 05:30:44 PM
Oh my - Missingwillow told me about this swap but I guess I thought it was closed already!!  Well hopefully I can sneak in when I get home tonight - sounds like fun.  :)
Join us for sure, this is a really fun swap, this is my 2nd time on this one.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on July 25, 2011 06:30:25 PM
i had to leave a lot out on my questionairre cause im on my phone, so i added a blog post to give my partner a better idea of me :-)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 26, 2011 04:18:35 AM
I'm still sorting swappers out, and there are a few I still need signups for so it'll be delayed a little while while I get straight. ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 26, 2011 04:42:01 AM
Thank you for working so hard to help out DBD and making sure everyone is notified and not missed. 

DBD well wishes being sent your way, hope you are doing ok!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on July 26, 2011 12:10:11 PM
Not trying to rush you *AT*ALL* Phizzy - Thanks for taking over - but I am so excited to find out who my partner is.  I already have about 9 things planned and have stocked up on halloween crafting supplies of various sorts over the weekend.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 26, 2011 12:16:55 PM
Not trying to rush you *AT*ALL* Phizzy - Thanks for taking over - but I am so excited to find out who my partner is.  I already have about 9 things planned and have stocked up on halloween crafting supplies of various sorts over the weekend.

I too have found some supplies that I think will work for something?????  Not sure what but let's just say kinda generic till decorated, I just have to wait until I see what my partners tastes are and then let the ole imagination run wild.  I have also ordered several things while signups have been going on and my mailbox is like a present machine.   


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 26, 2011 12:21:10 PM
I am usually really bad about buying supplies before partners and I usually end up having to buy new ones because the first ones aren't quite right for my partner. But I have been really good with this swap. Mostly because I haven't seen a lot of Halloween supplies out there, other than kid stuff. I guess Hobby Lobby doesn't carry Halloween stuff anymore?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on July 26, 2011 12:37:27 PM
I think it's because shops are starting to go directly from "Back to School" to "Christmas". 

No love for the pumpkins or turkeys. :(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 26, 2011 12:38:03 PM
Hobby Lobby generally doesn't carry very much in the way of Halloween because they're a Christian based store.  At least that's my understanding.  I went to Michael's and A.C. Moore only to find out that they've put 3.5 aisles of Christmas things out before the put out the Halloween goodies!  GRRRR!!!  But the nice manager at Michael's told me that they'd have Halloween materials out on Wednesday (tomorrow here in the US).  So I can't wait until tomorrow!  I can also stock up on polymer clay since they have that on sale 50% off this week!  :D  yay!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 26, 2011 12:40:34 PM
Not trying to rush you *AT*ALL* Phizzy - Thanks for taking over - but I am so excited to find out who my partner is.  I already have about 9 things planned and have stocked up on halloween crafting supplies of various sorts over the weekend.
yeah im in the same boat.i started making a thing on a whim-hopefully my partner will like it if not im keeping it lol.

oh, and jonnamarco-i saw your glass beads and omg do i love your monster dudes. so cute!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 26, 2011 12:41:03 PM
I haven't received coupons from Hobby Lobby in months.  Am I the only one?  With their lack of Fall merchandise, I'm wondering if the company is having issues.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 26, 2011 01:01:01 PM
I was on vacation and just got back, catching up on all the threads.  I resent my info to Phizzy, hope I am still in! 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 26, 2011 01:15:06 PM
Not trying to rush you *AT*ALL* Phizzy - Thanks for taking over - but I am so excited to find out who my partner is.  I already have about 9 things planned and have stocked up on halloween crafting supplies of various sorts over the weekend.
yeah im in the same boat.i started making a thing on a whim-hopefully my partner will like it if not im keeping it lol.

oh, and jonnamarco-i saw your glass beads and omg do i love your monster dudes. so cute!!!!

Thanks aisy. I haven't done any lampworking in awhile, but I've been getting so many compliments lately I may have to start up again.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 26, 2011 01:17:20 PM
I was on vacation and just got back, catching up on all the threads.  I resent my info to Phizzy, hope I am still in!  

Lindy wondered if you decided to join the big one and not this one.  Now I know!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups from 11/7-25/7. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 26, 2011 01:40:04 PM
I know that michaels is having their "Christmas in July" thing for people to get a head start on their Christmas crafts. I'm guessing that they'll set up the Halloween stuff after that. They already have a few things out so I've been stocking up :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 26, 2011 02:15:40 PM
You'll all be pleased to hear that signups are finally closed. :D

Bear with me, while I get to work on partners!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on July 26, 2011 02:26:01 PM
You'll all be pleased to hear that signups are finally closed. :D

Bear with me, while I get to work on partners!
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM SO EXCITED THAT I AM YELLING!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on July 26, 2011 02:35:24 PM
So excited to see my name on the list! :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on July 26, 2011 02:38:37 PM
I also picked up a couple things for this swap over the weekend, but I was afraid of going too wild with my purchases until I know what my partner likes.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on July 26, 2011 04:16:09 PM
So, yeah, I work in a craft store and - I've gotta say - I'm a little grossed out that our Christmas stuff hit the shelves before Halloween and Thanksgiving. I do understand why. I mean it takes a lot of time to do crafting and if you've got big projects then you need the time, but maybe - just maybe - the fall stuff could have come out a week earlier than the winter stuff?
Rant over.
Oh! And we were informed that Hobbylobby isn't going out of business or anything, and that they are actually going to be expanding to the West Coast. :) I don't work for them or anything, I actually work for a competitor, but it will be cool to see anyway. Let's just say I shop everywhere. ;)

And I am SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO excited for partners! Thanks for stepping in Phizzychick! And we hope you are doing better soon, DBD. We are all thinking of you.



Oh! I just took a look at the list of swappers and YAY! Calabaza's in this swap too! Peeps are in for a treat! ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on July 26, 2011 04:29:24 PM
Oh! And we were informed that Hobbylobby isn't going out of business or anything, and that they are actually going to be expanding to the West Coast. :)
That would be FANTASTIC.  I would love to have one nearby!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 26, 2011 04:34:42 PM
So. Excited. For. Partners.   ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 26, 2011 04:41:32 PM
You'll all be pleased to hear that signups are finally closed. :D

Bear with me, while I get to work on partners!

YAY! I hope this means I got in!!!  I must go check my profile!

Quaggy the large one is just too big for me!  That is why I am glad there are mini versions of this and the 12 Days of Christmas!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 26, 2011 04:58:18 PM
You'll all be pleased to hear that signups are finally closed. :D

Bear with me, while I get to work on partners!

YAY! I hope this means I got in!!!  I must go check my profile!

Quaggy the large one is just too big for me!  That is why I am glad there are mini versions of this and the 12 Days of Christmas!

I know what ya mean.  I did the big halloween swap a couple of years ago and it  so stressed me.  Work was just to busy.  It always is Aug. thru Oct.  Loved the mini Christmas last year and this one will be a blast so doable!!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on July 26, 2011 05:07:27 PM
teehee..... im not th only one repeatedly hitting refresh hoping for partners am i??? ;-P


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 26, 2011 05:14:25 PM
Don't get too excited just yet, I'm only about half way through ;)

Matching allergies and Halloween styles and whatnot is fun, but something of a challenge :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on July 26, 2011 05:28:53 PM
oh phizzy, please dont think im rushing you!! take ur time hon!! im just having a kid moment!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on July 26, 2011 06:59:34 PM

Oh! I just took a look at the list of swappers and YAY! Calabaza's in this swap too! Peeps are in for a treat! ;)


Aw, thanks! You're no slacker yourself. I should know  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 26, 2011 08:21:49 PM
i cant wait for partners!!!!!ill be up all night waiting lol


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 26, 2011 09:09:28 PM
YAY YAY FOR PARTNERS!!!!  So friggin' excited!  I hope to wake up to a wonderful partner surprise!  I can't wait to share my halloween glee with someone! 

Thanks for helping out, Phizzy!  I hope our original organizer feels better. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Strawberryh on July 27, 2011 12:10:14 AM
OH well I sent in my questionnaire on time but some how I was cut out of the swap. I guess there is next year....


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 27, 2011 03:52:27 AM
I'm sorry if anyone was missed out of this swap who wanted to join. Because I stepped in at the last minute I had to post in the thread to request everyone sent me their signups, and if they weren't sent to me then they unfortunately could not be included in the swap :-\

I will be posting out your partner information to you shortly, and there is also partner list in the first post ;D

Have fun PM'ing and getting to know your partner so you can make crafts which you think your partner will love. Swaps are all about meeting new people, getting inspired and challenged and having fun crafting!

If you have any questions just let me know, and please remember to keep in touch with this thread throughout the swap so I know you're okay and busy crafting away! You seem like a chatty bunch so that should be no problem! ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 27, 2011 04:29:19 AM
Ohh I have already been stalking my victim...got some great ideas from her pinterest. I just discovered this pinterest thing haha so I am in process of making one now too.

I got a list of things to possibly make.....hehe geez why do I have to be at work right now?!?!?!  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on July 27, 2011 04:41:55 AM
Oh no. I missed that I had to re-send my questionnaire and now I am not in and now I am sad   :'(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 27, 2011 04:51:00 AM
Okay folks, you should all have your PMs now with your partner details. If there is anything amiss let me know! :D

I've sent your details out in pairs, so you can talk among yourselves and get to know your partners easily. Just take my name out so you don't include me on all the convos! :D

If you don't have a wist/pinterest then you're missing out! It doesn't take long to make, and it helps your partner get an idea of your tastes easier so they can tailor their crafts to your style better. ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 27, 2011 04:56:20 AM
Glamis and Strawberryh, maybe you could do a personal mini 13 days swap? 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: amycavy on July 27, 2011 05:31:14 AM
Woo I love my partner! It's almost like crafting for myself as we pinned a lot of the same sorts of things for this swap ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on July 27, 2011 05:40:57 AM
Hurray!  I like what my partner likes, which is always a bonus!  Today I craft shop some more!

I would be happy to do a 3 item swap on the side with anyone who got cut out. Perhaps you guys could do a few of those to make up for it OR you could swap with one another for the whole 13 days?  PM me if ya wanna :-)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 27, 2011 05:46:54 AM
Woo Hoo off to stalk my partner and see if I can get my list going.   Perfect we are in the same state!!!   


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 27, 2011 06:08:10 AM
Oh yay for crafting Halloween-y goodness!  ;D  I actually asked MissingWillow to be my partner a while back when sign-ups were still going on so I have a few things almost finished already!!!  :D  So very exciting!  Off to Michael's to scour their Halloween section and get some more               . :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 27, 2011 06:42:02 AM
I feel like I've known Ffrogg526 forever, it's going to be a really fun swap!  AmandaBL, what a sweet idea and offer. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 27, 2011 07:00:20 AM
Woohoo!  I woke up to partners!  I'm going to do some fun halloweeny stalking now! 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 27, 2011 07:36:26 AM
wow what an absolute disappointment... I logged in to check on this to find I was kicked out.  Sighs.  Last I read Phizzychick was going to see if deadbathducky could forward it... and I am a night nurse, been working overtime, so I missed this entirely.  Pouts in the corner....


Yeah. I thought they were going to be forwarded from deadbathducky. Anyone want to organize a second one since quite a few people got kicked out of this one?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 27, 2011 07:40:08 AM
I have not received them from dbd, unfortunately. I have asked faemystique to re-write hers out for me, and if you could do the same today, that would be great! :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Sederick on July 27, 2011 07:46:16 AM
Very much looking forward to this swap. Thanks for taking over phizzychick. :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: nostephot on July 27, 2011 07:55:23 AM
I was missing from the list too... sent message to phizzychick!  hope we can work it out.  thought it was just me when I looked this morning.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 27, 2011 08:04:03 AM
I was missing from the list too... sent message to phizzychick!  hope we can work it out.  thought it was just me when I looked this morning.
This is the perfect thing to do if you have any questions! Working on some last minute peeps today :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 27, 2011 08:31:21 AM
This is my public apology for sounding snarky to phizzychick. Thank you for stepping up and taking over the swap. It couldn't have been easy taking over and I know you did the best you could. Thank you for taking over even it doesn't work out for everyone.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on July 27, 2011 08:34:31 AM
I'm really looking forward to shifting into Halloween mode...and also super pleased with my partner!  Thanks Phizzy!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 27, 2011 08:43:46 AM
Aw, thank you LolaandBean, but there was really no need! :)

We'll get everyone sorted out today, I'd hate to see disappointed people! ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: faemystique on July 27, 2011 09:48:05 AM
I also didn't mean to sound bad as if I was blaming anyone. If anything it was my workig overtime and being a night shifter that left me hanging. In fact I was trying to find my questionnaire when I discovered that it was too late.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on July 27, 2011 09:59:36 AM
Anybody else wanna call in sick to work for the rest of the week to craft for this?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 27, 2011 10:01:30 AM
oh i see a lot of dia de los muertos items being created in the near future.... :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on July 27, 2011 10:06:56 AM
I would also be willing to add a partner if need be. I smoke, outside only, and I have cats, so that may be a problem for some of you. I particularly love making day of the dead items, so if that is anyone's favorite, maybe we could work something out. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 27, 2011 10:11:31 AM
It was so exciting to wake up to partners! At first I was a little freaked out because it didn't seem like I had anything in common with my partner but as I re-read her questionnaire and looked through her wishlists I'm pretty sure it will be an absoulte pleasure crafting for her. I can't wait to get home and on an actual computer to start thinking up Halloween-y ideas!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 27, 2011 10:35:27 AM
We're all good, I just need one more questionnaire to come in and I can match up two more pairs ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 27, 2011 12:41:28 PM
Dare I say I think we're all paired up now? Fingers crossed! ;D

If anyone has any questions, you know where I am! Actually, I'll be away Monday - Saturday next week, but other than that... :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: dazeychick on July 27, 2011 12:49:37 PM
I've been refreshing constantly waiting on partners!! I'm so excited! I already have a couple ideas... off to the craft store for me!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on July 27, 2011 02:17:29 PM
Yay for partners! I'm off to do some partner investigating!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 27, 2011 03:35:37 PM
I have been stalking and have a rather large list of things to make!  I ordered a few things from Etsy and cannot wait to get started!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 27, 2011 04:42:46 PM
Went to Michael's today!  I have                   and some                           .  :D 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on July 27, 2011 09:14:11 PM
Just ordered some SWEET fabric that took forever to find! So excited to get it and hope it comes soon!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on July 28, 2011 10:20:37 AM
So excited about my partner! Just waiting on some answers to a few questions and then I will get started. I already have some things in my stash. Stalking thoroughly for the rest of some other items and get going! Yay!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on July 28, 2011 12:35:40 PM
I'm excited about my partner, too!!  We have so many common interests, it will be so much fun crafting for her.  :D  The problem will be sending it off, because I think I'll want to keep the stuff...I may have to make one for each of us ;D

Phizzychick, you did a FANTASTIC job picking a partner for me, thanks!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on July 28, 2011 04:19:50 PM
I'm so glad everyone's partners are working out great!

I can't wait to see what everyone makes. It's going to be a tough wait! :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on July 28, 2011 05:09:22 PM
Just got back from a craft store run, and found a perfect couple of projects to work on while I wait for my fabric order! May even enlist the boyfriend to help out since it's something right up his alley...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on July 28, 2011 05:17:12 PM
Just got a stroke of really awesome, very gory ideas :) I started working on one which should be finished in a few days. I finished a non-gory vintage looking small which will be a part of a set of items. Oh, and ps I love my partner!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on July 28, 2011 10:12:01 PM
i too must join with everyone in saying, phizzy you did a great job marching ppl up!!! i was telling my hersband bout some of th things i was planning on making and she got this srrange look on her face..... when i asked what was wrong she said that it all sounded so cool it wasnt fair to send it all away!! so i got my craft budget doubled so that i can make some of th same stuff to keep!! lmao!!

did a craft store run today, not much out yet, but did get some basic supplies to start on some things. got test runs drying now, will kno if it will work tomorrow. i must say, having such a long crafting time is going to get me in trouble for spoilage!!! lol!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 29, 2011 02:19:40 AM
Picked up a few supplies as some stores are now putting a few things. Completed one project...I do not think too many of mine will be considered smalls LOL but I love making halloween goodies! :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on July 29, 2011 05:11:34 AM
Picked up a few supplies as some stores are now putting a few things. Completed one project...I do not think too many of mine will be considered smalls LOL but I love making halloween goodies! :D

I am right there with you!  I haven't made a small yet.  Just to much fun getting all spooky!  I am a hoarder so I stocked up last year when stuff went on sale after halloween of generic things that I might could use in the future.  I have a bag of _________ that I hope to use they will be awesome for my partner!!!! So glad that my partner lives in the same state, I am thinking this is gonna be a huge box or several boxes just because of 1 of the items. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on July 29, 2011 05:55:29 AM
So I've been waiting for payday to make a craft store run. I get home last night and there's a Joann's ad with a lot of the supplies I need on sale, this morning my paycheck got deposited, then I get an email from Michaels with a 20% off total purchase including sales item coupon. I think the craft gods are telling me something....


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on July 29, 2011 06:05:25 AM
I'm not in this swap, but I read the post and just wanted to let you guys know that if you can show proof that you are a teacher, Michael's will give you 15% off your purchase, above and beyond any coupons you may have.

(I went there yesterday, all I had to do was show my work ID.)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on July 29, 2011 06:22:26 AM
I'm not in this swap, but I read the post and just wanted to let you guys know that if you can show proof that you are a teacher, Michael's will give you 15% off your purchase, above and beyond any coupons you may have.

(I went there yesterday, all I had to do was show my work ID.)

Joann's is doing the same thing as well  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 29, 2011 09:07:06 AM
I found an awesome extra at work the other day and brought it home. I hope my partner will like it! I've already started two smalls and since today is my day off, I'm hoping to have quite a bit more done by the end of the day.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Sederick on July 29, 2011 09:37:46 AM
I love when I feel really motivated about a swap. I have pages of sketches already and I have ideas for 12 of the 13 days already. I also need to get on my yard display stuff. Our town is doing a contest for the first time ever and I plan on winning it *L* 50 whole dollars prize *L*


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on July 29, 2011 09:45:29 AM
I see some definite spoilage in my partner's future... I have a list of about 30 things I want to make, and very few of them are smalls! I'll have to trim it down of course, but I don't want to! We need like an in between the huge Halloween swap (that was too stressful last year) and this one...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 29, 2011 10:02:06 AM
I haven't started yet but plan to this weekend.  I have a few things at home I can work with until my etsy purchases arrive.  This past week has been for catching up on True Blood since we were busy moving and on vacation. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 29, 2011 10:14:40 AM
I'm in the planning stage right now.  If I'm not careful, I might go overboard!  One of my plans fell through for the weekend which means more time for crafting!  YAY YAY!

I'm not in this swap, but I read the post and just wanted to let you guys know that if you can show proof that you are a teacher, Michael's will give you 15% off your purchase, above and beyond any coupons you may have.

(I went there yesterday, all I had to do was show my work ID.)

Too bad I'm not a teacher!  I know that for JoAnn's you have to fill out a little form and they give you a teacher's discount card to use.  At least that's what the policy was a few years ago when I worked there.  ^_^

BTW, HI MISS BARBARA!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 29, 2011 02:12:43 PM
I finished one project, am almost done with 2 others and sooooooo many plans for more!  :D 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 29, 2011 02:24:03 PM
I'm done with two and have ideas for all of the other days.   :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: edwards1 on July 29, 2011 02:59:23 PM
I have a good list going of stuff to make, with the major spoilage going! My husband has marked what he wants to make so all we need is to go supply shopping. Waiting on my new credit card to come in so I can gets supplies...I am a bad person! haha I am waiting until August because I am hoping all the halloween stuff will be getting into stores.

I am in love with my partner! I am so excited to get stuff underway and going. If I finish some of my orders for my little crafty business, I am going to get started on some small items!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on July 29, 2011 03:23:38 PM
I see some definite spoilage in my partner's future... I have a list of about 30 things I want to make, and very few of them are smalls! I'll have to trim it down of course, but I don't want to! We need like an in between the huge Halloween swap (that was too stressful last year) and this one...

I was just thinking the same thing the other day while teetering on the edge of signing up for the big one (I chickened out). So happy my partner and I agreed to more!

I'm done with 2 things and have a list in teeny-tiny writing on 2 sides of an index card (must get bigger sheet) of other goodies to make. BTW, Phizzychick, I'm so happy with my partner! We don't have much in common by way of style, but I like to craft outside my box. And I'm finding that I really like RobbinZombie's box  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on July 29, 2011 07:30:28 PM
I have brain stormed a list and found my supplies on hand.  But that is about it.  can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on July 30, 2011 12:20:26 AM
So I have finished part one of three for one of the days and I am so excited! This is just an excellent swap! The great part is that this project is strictly stuff from my stash, so I have a project to finish while I wait for the rest of my goodies to arrive. ;)



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 30, 2011 07:30:49 AM
I've got some ideas. I need to dig through my stash this weekend to see what I have and what I need.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on July 30, 2011 09:35:34 AM
Okay - all you crafters that are saying you've finished some of your days are making me crazy!  I'm still in the thinking and planning stages - stop making me nervous!!!   ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on July 30, 2011 09:56:59 AM
I see some definite spoilage in my partner's future... I have a list of about 30 things I want to make, and very few of them are smalls! I'll have to trim it down of course, but I don't want to! We need like an in between the huge Halloween swap (that was too stressful last year) and this one...

I was just thinking the same thing the other day while teetering on the edge of signing up for the big one (I chickened out). So happy my partner and I agreed to more!

I'm done with 2 things and have a list in teeny-tiny writing on 2 sides of an index card (must get bigger sheet) of other goodies to make. BTW, Phizzychick, I'm so happy with my partner! We don't have much in common by way of style, but I like to craft outside my box. And I'm finding that I really like RobbinZombie's box  :D

Well I'm really glad you like my box  ;) I am just as excited to craft for you.

In fact I have done some shopping, shopped my stash, and finished something last night and as I type this I am about to start another. Whoo crafting weekend. I hope everything comes together the way I want it to for this swap, so far so good.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: dazeychick on July 30, 2011 05:07:02 PM
I'm still in the planning stage, I've got about half the days planned so far. Can't wait to actually get to crafting!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on July 30, 2011 05:53:20 PM
I'm still totally in the planning boat. I prolly won't do any crafting until after I take my GRE on Thurs.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on July 31, 2011 04:58:13 AM
I'm still planning ! Working on some other swaps atm too, so I'll have lots of time to plan and decide on what to make!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 31, 2011 05:24:39 AM
thisbirdsabsurd - I'm sorry I'm making you crazy!  ;)  I'm trying to get some things done before the school year starts again because once I'm back in my classroom unpacking stuff and writing lesson plans and thinking about concerts, its all over (in a manner of speaking).  My crafting time gets squashed!  So that's why I have 1 project completely done and 5 more in the works already.  :D  That and my list kind of keeps changing as I go!  urg!  ::) lol


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lynnz232 on July 31, 2011 06:57:55 AM
I have started on the crafting, but no projects done yet  ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on July 31, 2011 01:22:22 PM
Our local dollar tree store is starting to put out Halloween goodies.  From what I saw they have some cute stuff.  I wonder if my husband would mind if I just put up a few things a bit early??  ;)

I have been doing some crafting but mostly think-tanking :)  trying to decide which projects to tackle


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on July 31, 2011 04:52:51 PM
I am halfway through one project, sadly a few in the set didn't come out like I wanted so I will have to go get more but they are cheap to make so its not a total lost, and I think I'm going to go start another different project. 

I also picked up some little extras for fun.  Michael's has some of their halloween crafts out, but not much yet.

My partner and I are good w/ spoiling, which is great!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lynnz232 on July 31, 2011 06:23:53 PM
Our local dollar tree store is starting to put out Halloween goodies.  From what I saw they have some cute stuff.  I wonder if my husband would mind if I just put up a few things a bit early??  ;)

Just put those halloween decorations in the crafting room and he will NEVER notice  ;D 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 31, 2011 09:49:30 PM
2 items crafted, #3 is about half way done. HAve my list all pre-pared and just checking it off as I go. Hope everyone is having a blast.
With the extra crafting time everyone should be receiving some amazing packages, I cant wait to see the post's  in the gallery when the time comes.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on August 01, 2011 08:00:06 AM
So far I have completed 3 project, 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large. Just chugging along and surprisingly getting a lot done, YEAH!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on August 01, 2011 09:09:40 AM
I'm still in the planning stage. Was trying to get a knitting project done before i started anything else. Off to the store tonight to pick up more supplies!! I'm hoping to stash bust quite a bit for this but I know it's also going to require new supplies, hehe.  ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 01, 2011 10:17:57 AM
I picked up a few extras over the weekend but didn't actually start crafting like I said I was going to.  I did get one small package from Etsy and I ordered some more ________ this morning!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on August 01, 2011 01:07:38 PM
I am still in planing stage..


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on August 01, 2011 01:16:17 PM
I spent longer than I'd like to admit online today looking at random Halloween stuff... so psyched to get started!


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Post by: bobbinalong on August 01, 2011 01:58:42 PM
I spent longer than I'd like to admit online today looking at random Halloween stuff... so psyched to get started!

Yeah, I need to quit browsing around and saying "OoOo, that's cool" and get started. (At least I did have the presence of mind to scribble down some ideas as I looked - sometimes).  I did want to finish up my current swap first so I can focus only on this one, and it's all packed up nicely waiting to be shipped tomorrow! Woohoo.


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Post by: AmandaBL on August 01, 2011 04:50:49 PM
I have been working hard :-)


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Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 01, 2011 05:07:03 PM
Placed some orders from Etsy for things I need, and actually started on something that I already had materials for (they happened to be in one of my craft totes, so it worked out perfectly!)

I told myself I wouldn't start anything til the WoO swap I'm in is done, and I have a full list of what I'm going to send each day written down. Oh well XD


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Post by: cadet120433 on August 01, 2011 05:39:26 PM
I've finished 4 smalls and have started on another. And I've found one extra. This morning I was going through my car and found some supplies that will work perfectly for one of my planned projects. And awesomely enough I've been able to use supplies mainly from my stash. Woohoo! This swap has been so much fun already.


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 02, 2011 06:45:06 AM
Spent way too much picking up supplies last night, but it's okay since it was all on sale or I had a coupon, right? ::) Now re-adjusting my craft plan as I found something to make quite a large item, I'm thinking this one's gonna be the finale at the end of the 13 days. I also found some goodies for the other days, yay! Now to find a box to start keeping everything together...


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Post by: CleanFeelin on August 02, 2011 09:29:15 AM
Just finished up two swaps, now it's time to work on this one!  I have an idea for two days, now I just need to sit down and think of the other 11!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 02, 2011 09:45:10 AM
I just finished a big one too - can't wait to get started on this one!


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Post by: edwards1 on August 02, 2011 01:22:10 PM
I got a new credit card and I broke it in on some supplies. But no where has halloween stuff yet, I checked like 3 stores. haha. I made two smalls, but thats about it right now!!! I am going to make a schedule for myself, and make like 2 things a day so I can get done in time! So excited!!


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Post by: dazeychick on August 02, 2011 01:28:17 PM
I went to Michaels today, they had quite a bit of stuff out which was very tempting. I bought a couple of things and got started on a small project that I'm pretty excited about!  I got a few more ideas while browsing so I'll have to update my plans  ;D

Bonus, I've never seen this at Michaels but they had a "grab bag" for $2 and I couldn't resist!! I wanted to buy all the bags they had made up but resisted. When I got it home, I got quite a good deal, which included 5 balls of good yarn!!


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Post by: NH822 on August 02, 2011 03:00:21 PM
Found two items today in my travels that are going to be PERFECT for this swap!  I think I better get a box started as I can forsee getting carried away here :)


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 02, 2011 06:07:48 PM
I'm going to get started this weekend. Hopefully knock out a couple. A trip to Target is needed.


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Post by: cabaute on August 02, 2011 08:23:58 PM
I had to take an unexpected trip out of town, but picked up several things beforehand and should be good to go since we have a good amount of time.  I love, love, love Halloween and am really excited for this swap!  I have SO MANY IDEAS!!! 


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Post by: Alchamy513 on August 03, 2011 08:04:52 AM
We have a shopping day set up for Tuesday, Michaels, Big Lots, Dollar Store, Walmart, and maybe even TJ Maxx! Wow, thats way more than I think is actually going to happen... a girl can dream though!


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Post by: seabound23 on August 03, 2011 11:14:48 AM
Starting to plan....I already have some stuff in my stash which is going to be very useful (and lucky for me, because I'm hitting a dry spell @ work so money is going to slow down for a week or two) so I'll probably be getting started once the little one goes to bed tonight. :)


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Post by: faemystique on August 03, 2011 12:35:55 PM
I have been picking things up over the weekend that I can use for both this and the 13 days of Halloween swap.  I have an awesome idea for something I picked up and I started a couple of projects.  I brainstormed a list of things, and need to double check my send out dates because of having both swaps going... love love LOVE halloween!


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 03, 2011 03:27:09 PM
I found two more perfect things for my partner today in an unexpected place.  I also placed another order on Etsy for supplies for somthing that I was waffling about making.  I have one thing to finish up from the Ongoing Wish Swap then I will jumping into Halloween goodies! 


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Post by: aisy on August 03, 2011 07:41:27 PM
I got a new credit card and I broke it in on some supplies. But no where has halloween stuff yet, I checked like 3 stores. haha. I made two smalls, but thats about it right now!!! I am going to make a schedule for myself, and make like 2 things a day so I can get done in time! So excited!!
uh oh-please dont go in to debt for me partner! :D
im also working on items, but finishing up another swap at the same time. i keep forgetting that the summer is almost over!its crazy how fast it went


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 04, 2011 10:13:04 AM
Hello all. Just checking in. I've been off all week and planned to finish my item but I've been sick. Boo! So mostly I've Benny sleeping and going to the doctor. Hopefully I'll feel better soon and get to crafting.


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Post by: NH822 on August 04, 2011 11:04:42 AM
hope you feel better soon!

I have been doing a little crafting.  I have some unexpected quiet time right now (house is clean and kids are playing nicely) Maybe I should sneak off to do some crafting? ;D


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Post by: Calabaza on August 04, 2011 12:10:57 PM
I've got 6 or so items in the works right now. I also have 4 small, 1 med. and 2 large items done or as good as done. The 2 larges need a store-bought supply that I think I'll wait to decide on until the stores have more Halloween stuff out. I can't wait until they do. I love Halloween!


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Post by: Audania1 on August 04, 2011 02:50:11 PM
I have one item completely done and another coming smoothly along. This swap is super fun and totally makes you stretch your imagination. Can't wait to see all of the awesomeness in the gallery!


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Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 04, 2011 03:26:09 PM
Tuesday I started one of my items, and just finished today XD

It turned out to be probably what will be the largest I'm making...(well, second largest, I guess), but it kept coming out wrong, and I had to keep redoing part of it. Just waiting for some supplies I ordered to finish this one item, and those same supplies will be used for another item!

I'm really getting in the Halloween spirit now! I went to Michaels today looking for dye (6 EFFING DOLLARS FOR A BOTTLE. It's 4 online. But they don't ship to Canada D:) and there was a ton of fun Halloweeny stuff out!

I can't wait to get going on the rest of the items on my list!


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Post by: Lrigrem on August 04, 2011 03:49:45 PM
I'm still in planning stages.  I did a craft store run last week, and have been raiding my stash just a tad (I have to go at it more later, when I have time to dig around in the garage).  I found some stuff to make a complete project, and start a few others (and probably enough to complete, but I haven't fully planned the others, so we'll see). OH!  I just remembered the other project I want to do that I got some supplies & need to go back closer to Halloween to get the rest - it's a good one.  ;)

I think I see myself making a lot of doubles - I really like a lot of the ideas I have for my partner.  :D  I think she's gonna be pretty happy with her package (and I only have 3 or 4 solid ideas, and a bunch of possibles floating around in my head...)!


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Post by: AmandaBL on August 04, 2011 07:34:03 PM
Ive been halloween crafting like craaaaazy.  Good good time :-)  I have a few more to do tomorrow.... for Murphy.  <3


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Post by: quaggy on August 04, 2011 08:17:14 PM
No crafty timeat all this week.  Work has been talking all my time.  Most likely will be working this weekend also.  Boo I want to craft.


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 05, 2011 05:39:11 AM
I need to order some stuff I just haven't gotten to it yet.  Maybe I'll do that this afternoon.  Could be a possibility.  I have enough other supplies and stuff to play with while I wait on stuff to be ordered!


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Post by: Glamis on August 05, 2011 06:18:33 AM
No Halloween stuff in the stores in Germany yet  :-[


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 05, 2011 06:26:19 AM
Ive been halloween crafting like craaaaazy.  Good good time :-)  I have a few more to do tomorrow.... for Murphy.  <3

Murphy's excited...can't ya tell?  :P


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Post by: jillybeans on August 05, 2011 06:59:10 AM
awwwww cute kitty!!!!  I miss having cats.  Darn "no pets" apartment.


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Post by: AmandaBL on August 05, 2011 06:57:50 AM
I don't know if he is gonna survive the wait.


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 05, 2011 07:19:30 AM
haha, I know right...he's positively bouncing off the walls...



and by bouncing off the walls I mean sleeping on my bed til I come home from work and feed him :D


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 05, 2011 08:40:21 AM
Murphy is Awesome!! he is getting his rest time in before he has to start helping you craft. lol. it takes alot of energy to chase after the thread when you are sewing.


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Post by: cadet120433 on August 05, 2011 08:45:41 AM
I've been able to get a good amount of smaller crafts done this week using mostly things from my holiday stash. I did a preview run of one craft yesterday and it turned out excellent :) Our local craft store has some Halloween items out but I've yet to see any baking supplies, beads, paper crafts, and almost no decorations. They have some kids crafts out and a lot of floral. Hopefully as we get closer to October I'll start seeing some more stuff.


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 05, 2011 08:54:26 AM
Murphy is Awesome!! he is getting his rest time in before he has to start helping you craft. lol. it takes alot of energy to chase after the thread when you are sewing.

He is my quality control expert! He likes to lay on the back of my chair while I craft and if I'm knitting or crocheting, he's right there making sure my yarn is snag free :P


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Post by: jillybeans on August 05, 2011 09:37:48 AM
He is my quality control expert! He likes to lay on the back of my chair while I craft and if I'm knitting or crocheting, he's right there making sure my yarn is snag free :P

What a helpful kitty!  Kitties are such great helpers, so supportive of your crafting endevours.


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 05, 2011 09:58:32 AM
Okay - two bright ideas suddenly hit me in the side of the head this morning.  I'm feeling a little more in control of the situation.  :)


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Post by: amycavy on August 05, 2011 10:58:42 AM
I'm having issues taming of the supplies but once that's figured out it should be relatively smooth sailing ;D


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Post by: aisy on August 05, 2011 05:11:59 PM
i could never live for a long period of time without a cat. as it is now i dorm and miss my cat terribly when im at school! your kitty is a cutie :)

my large container/wearable item is now drying. it has started out very nifty but as always with these things im terrified of ruining it. its pretty cool and rockabillyish though. i made a matching one for myself as well


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 05, 2011 08:33:39 PM
Murphy is Awesome!! he is getting his rest time in before he has to start helping you craft. lol. it takes alot of energy to chase after the thread when you are sewing.

He is my quality control expert! He likes to lay on the back of my chair while I craft and if I'm knitting or crocheting, he's right there making sure my yarn is snag free :P
I hear you about the quality control expert . I have 6 cats, so 24 paws (each has 4). to help me out. They also like to hang out on the chair and for sure love to hear the crunch or crinkle of my pattern pieces. And chase my balls of yarn. tHey sure are helpfull. lol


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 06, 2011 04:12:27 AM
I hear you about the quality control expert . I have 6 cats, so 24 paws (each has 4). to help me out. They also like to hang out on the chair and for sure love to hear the crunch or crinkle of my pattern pieces. And chase my balls of yarn. tHey sure are helpfull. lol

6 cats!!! Oh my word, just having Murphy keeps me occupied. He's good for letting me know when its time for a 'kitty break' and of course feeding time!


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Post by: rainbowsewist on August 06, 2011 04:31:57 AM
ive been crafting sporadically this week. managed to get some supplies last week that i was able to do test runs (yea for trying new techniques!!), but then had to put stuff on th back buener cause my girl is leaving for 4-6 weeks sometime soon (was supposed to be friday but now is sunday or monday) so ive been getting her packed and ready and spending time with her. as soon as she leaves im gonna make another supplies run then im gonna be crafting up a storm!! my list of ideas just keeps getting longer! lol gonna have to start saying no to myself!! teehee!


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Post by: Alchamy513 on August 06, 2011 07:41:10 AM
I know what you mean about saying no to yourself... I think we're both going to be a bit spoiled! I haven't started yet but I'm almost ready to. I did find some cool supplies in my linen closet that I didn't know I had though (yeah, I really need to clean out)


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 06, 2011 12:12:13 PM
I love me some Halloween-y fabric!  And that's what I'm playing with today!  :D  Huzzah!  I'm so pleased with the things I've made thus far....  I know how the swap is supposed to work but I kind of want MissingWillow to open everything at once so she can tell me what she thinks of it!


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Post by: Audania1 on August 06, 2011 01:11:19 PM
So I've finally compiled a complete list of things to make for my partner and her hubby. The trouble is, there's like 25 things on there! Ack! I will have to knock a few of them off the list, I'm sure, but I have a sneaking suspicion that she's gonna get tons more than she bargained for anyway. ;) And now I'm getting my happy butt off the computer, putting on some tunes and gettin my craft on!


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 06, 2011 03:55:42 PM
I love me some Halloween-y fabric!  And that's what I'm playing with today!  :D  Huzzah!  I'm so pleased with the things I've made thus far....  I know how the swap is supposed to work but I kind of want MissingWillow to open everything at once so she can tell me what she thinks of it!

I totally get that and feel the same way!


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Post by: cadet120433 on August 06, 2011 04:03:15 PM
i had the most perfect crafting day ever yesterday. i started (and completed) three projects and was able to find most of the supplies at home. everything went smoothly. i didn't drop any beads into the couch or scorch myself with the hot glue gun or get paint all over the place. One project that i made on a whim turned out so well i already have friends asking if they can purchase one for themselves. ahh. yes. it was the sort of perfect crafting day that i'll tell my crafty grandkids about.

today i went to wal-mart to pick up some more supplies and sadly their fabric section showed the tell tale signs that they'll soon be getting rid of it. Only half the shelves had merchandise on them, and there was no holiday fabric which they usually have out by now. sad times :(

as far as projects i have one day completly finished, 2 days almost finished, and lots of other completed projects that will fit in to other days. i've also nearly completed my list of projects. i can't wait to send out!


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 06, 2011 04:06:19 PM
Our WalMart doesn't have any holiday fabric, either.


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Post by: dazeychick on August 06, 2011 04:20:12 PM
I went to jewelry/bags/bead show today and let me just say my partner got LUCKY!! :)


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 06, 2011 06:08:51 PM
PurplePaisley - I have 6 cats also. We started the year with the 3 that we have had for 10 years.  Then in February a mama and her 5 kittens adopted us. We were able to adopt some of the kitties out but after several months we got too attached and stopped trying to adopt them out. So we are now stuck at 6. Its not too bad. But the kitties do like to help with crafting...and making the bed.


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Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 06, 2011 06:27:26 PM
OMG.

My cat's favourite is to help make my bed. As soon as I start, she's crawling all over the sheets for me as I pull them off, then freaking out on the empty mattress, rolling around and attacking me through the sheets as I try to put new ones on. She's such a fantastic help.

V


This is my little princess, Tonks. She'll be 3 in a few days, but she's still only barely 5 pounds XD Such a tiny little thing. But man, can she make a crap-tonne of noise when I'm trying to sleep.

She also likes to sleep on my left arm, as soon as I've started reading. It's really uncomfortable and awkward.


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 06, 2011 06:57:00 PM
Tonks is one cool cat


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 06, 2011 07:11:25 PM
And my pretty baby Bindi.



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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 06, 2011 07:21:26 PM
Everyone has such lovely kitties!  We don't have kitties anymore but we have 3 daschund-type dogs that would cause huge problems with  making the bed if they were allowed on the bed.  Right now all 3 of them are sacked out waiting on the humans to go to bed.  They're funny puppies.

I was stitching away quite happily!  I was doing wonderfully!  I was marvelling at my own progress!  I ran out of thread!  *sigh*  I haven't decided if I want to leave the house to get more thread tomorrow or not...  I may just work on something else and get thread while I'm out on Monday. hmmm...  decisions, decisions!  ::)


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 06, 2011 07:31:37 PM
You ran out of thread??  I didn't know that was possible!  I'm one of those people that picks up a couple of spools every time they're on sale thinking I'm getting colors I don't have...half the time I end up with three oranges, two bright blues and five shades of brown - ha!  Come over to my house next time - I'll probably have just the color you're looking for.  ;)


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Post by: quaggy on August 06, 2011 08:20:45 PM
Finally got a day off.  I have been working on a new project and should be through before I head to bed.  Went to a big outdoor flea market today , it was so hot we left there with wet clothes from sweating so much.  I did score an item that inspired what I am working on. (I bought one for me too!)  I will not need the item that I am making  for mine.

 I have another project spread out and have gone through some supplies but need to check and see if they make something I need in a certain size or I will have to do smaller.  I really want to use the larger one so I can use it as my container, but I have not figured out what to use instead of what I have planned to use if I can not find the certain size I need.  Off to check on line and see what I can figure out!

Not much crafting tomorrow.  3 yards to mow and then I have to go in and work about 6 hours!  Poo again!!!



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Post by: Audania1 on August 06, 2011 11:06:16 PM
I've gotten 2/3 of one day completed today! Yay! It would be more but my husband was watching me and kept asking how I was doing something - and now he wants to try!  :o Pretty insane since he's not crafty AT ALL.....

I think I've created a monster....   ::)


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 07, 2011 05:42:39 AM
I've gotten 2/3 of one day completed today! Yay! It would be more but my husband was watching me and kept asking how I was doing something - and now he wants to try!  :o Pretty insane since he's not crafty AT ALL.....

I think I've created a monster....   ::)

You have no idea how glad I am to know I'm not the only one who has a man like that!!!  He kinda drives me crazy!  I took my polymer clay with me to GA when I visited him over the summer and he now owes me half a box of polymer clay!  ::) 

So - when I bought the orange thread, it was for a specific project (for some reason we don't keep orange around here), I finished the project and was using what was left over.  I looked up at my spool and it was 5/6th's empty! *DOH*  Since we're going to breakfast this morning instead of sitting at home in our pajamas, we may see if Hancock's is open at a reasonable hour and stop by to pick up some more orange thread.  :D


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Post by: amycavy on August 07, 2011 06:20:38 AM
I need to take a trip to the fabric shop tomorrow ;D


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Post by: Calabaza on August 07, 2011 07:25:06 AM
I've gotten 2/3 of one day completed today! Yay! It would be more but my husband was watching me and kept asking how I was doing something - and now he wants to try!  :o Pretty insane since he's not crafty AT ALL.....

I think I've created a monster....   ::)

Nice going! A crafty husband...does he have brothers  :D

@amycavy: Awww, a guinea pig! I just now put together your user name with your pic  ::)
(to anyone who is wondering: a guinea pig is also known as a cavy)


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Post by: cabaute on August 07, 2011 11:34:25 AM
I've been on a surprise trip to TX for the past week (Dad is battling cancer), but he is now stable.  I'm heading home 1 week from today and cant wait to get started!  I have a full plan for the first 8 or 9 days so far.  I couldn't resist picking up a few things at the craft stores here; I hope I can get everything into my carry-on bags!!


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Post by: edwards1 on August 07, 2011 12:41:01 PM
Got two smalls done, a 3 mediums. My partner lives in a dorm and doesn't need the extra clutter of something to hold all the items in, so instead I am making her some nice little extras instead!! My husband is going to make his item tomorrow on his day off, he is all too excited =]]]

I am going to make one of my large items tomorrow as well, and my husband came home with some pretty paint chips to add a little extra flair to my large item. Its something new, but I think its going to be really cute! =]


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 07, 2011 01:05:07 PM
Just got back from our local antique mall.  I knew exactly what I was there for but spent an hour and a half browsing through all the space anyway!  (And of course came home with some extras...)  Four ideas in the works so I'm feeling like I might actually be on top of things!  ;)


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Post by: Lrigrem on August 07, 2011 03:14:53 PM
ahh. yes. it was the sort of perfect crafting day that i'll tell my crafty grandkids about.
LOL.  That comment made me smile.  :D

Tonks (great name!) and Bindi are cuties.

I have a bunny that enjoys 'helping' me craft.  She usually sits down in the middle of the fabric & as soon as scissors come out she follows them with her nose.  I swear she wants me to cut all her whiskers off.  (She's huge help with making beds, too.  She sits on the pile of sheets/comforter that sits at the foot of the bed 'rearranging' it for me - by digging, pushing, and nipping it into the exact pile formation she wants.  Weirdo.)

Phoebe :) (I feel like a camera whole for my bunny.  I think I've posted this in like half the swaps I've done... But who doesn't like showing off their crafty-helping critters?)


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 07, 2011 05:19:02 PM
The bunny, Makes a great fabric weight


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Post by: jillybeans on August 07, 2011 07:34:55 PM
The bunny, Makes a great fabric weight

lol! 

I finished up a couple of other swaps that needed finishing and now I can dedicate my time to this swap.  I also have one day 3/4 of the way done, and another for one day.  I'm slowly but surely moving along. 


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Post by: suereal on August 07, 2011 07:57:38 PM
ahh. yes. it was the sort of perfect crafting day that i'll tell my crafty grandkids about.
LOL.  That comment made me smile.  :D

Tonks (great name!) and Bindi are cuties.

I have a bunny that enjoys 'helping' me craft.  She usually sits down in the middle of the fabric & as soon as scissors come out she follows them with her nose.  I swear she wants me to cut all her whiskers off.  (She's huge help with making beds, too.  She sits on the pile of sheets/comforter that sits at the foot of the bed 'rearranging' it for me - by digging, pushing, and nipping it into the exact pile formation she wants.  Weirdo.)
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/151072_17Feb11_DSC07428_Small.jpg
Phoebe :) (I feel like a camera whole for my bunny.  I think I've posted this in like half the swaps I've done... But who doesn't like showing off their crafty-helping critters?)

Animals belong every where as far as I'm concerned.  Who knows...with out her help the bed might fall compleatly apart!  She's fabo


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Post by: aisy on August 07, 2011 11:03:52 PM
Got two smalls done, a 3 mediums. My partner lives in a dorm and doesn't need the extra clutter of something to hold all the items in, so instead I am making her some nice little extras instead!! My husband is going to make his item tomorrow on his day off, he is all too excited =]]]

I am going to make one of my large items tomorrow as well, and my husband came home with some pretty paint chips to add a little extra flair to my large item. Its something new, but I think its going to be really cute! =]
ooooh i cant wait!i need to step up my game. i have a horrible habit of starting projects, getting inspired about a new project and forgetting the other one, and then moving on to another. i have multiple items in the works for you lol.
im curious about the paint chips.


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Post by: amycavy on August 08, 2011 03:46:34 AM
I've gotten 2/3 of one day completed today! Yay! It would be more but my husband was watching me and kept asking how I was doing something - and now he wants to try!  :o Pretty insane since he's not crafty AT ALL.....

I think I've created a monster....   ::)

Nice going! A crafty husband...does he have brothers  :D

@amycavy: Awww, a guinea pig! I just now put together your user name with your pic  ::)
(to anyone who is wondering: a guinea pig is also known as a cavy)

Yup, I've got two ;D it's like a zoo in this house though so it's all good.


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Post by: hockamama on August 08, 2011 04:48:57 AM
We have 2 cats outside, and 6 inside, one of whom is only 3 months old and is a holy terror :D.  My work room door slides, too easily, so we put a gate latch on it to keep nosy kitties out when I'm not in there.  However, the baby can fit through the opening, so every time I want to work in there, I need to clean up several of his messes; he particularly likes to dig scraps out of the trash and knock over the button containers.  He's so damn cute it's hard to stay angry with him.

As far as crafting goes, I haven't started yet, but I think I have finally compiled all my supplies.  Between back to school readying and just household stuff, it's been tough to get time to sit down just yet.  Hopefully this week will be more conducive to creativity!


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Post by: bobbinalong on August 08, 2011 06:36:45 AM
I was able to pick up a few crafty things this weekend, but we were more focused on back to school things (yay tax-free weekend!). One thing is super awesome, but I don't know if it will ship well.  Must ponder.


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Post by: Sederick on August 08, 2011 07:41:07 AM
Two items down (and one made by my wife shannonmb) and I don't want to send any of it *L*
This has been and excellent and inspiring swap so far :)


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Post by: sweetyetevil on August 08, 2011 08:07:29 AM
Already have several things completed and a few more in progress..... ;D

I love the halloween swaps!


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Post by: Audania1 on August 08, 2011 10:41:15 AM
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Nice going! A crafty husband...does he have brothers  :D



Bahaha! Totally made me smile, and to answer your question: He does have brothers lol! But one's married, one's gay, and one's engaged.  ::)


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Post by: CleanFeelin on August 08, 2011 11:05:18 AM
So cute to see everyone's helpers.  I have 2 kittens as well, they are siblings and only 3 months old, they are HUGE helps. lol. I can only do crafts when my boyfriend is around so he can distract them.

I am working on a project right now and should be finished by the end of the week and I can then focus on this swap.  Can't wait to get supplies and such but I need to figure out what to make first!


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Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 08, 2011 11:57:25 AM
Ohmigosh. I went to Michael's today to get dye for a project totally not related to this.

But they had a tonnnnnnne of Halloween stuff out :3

I left $30 later. (That's actually pretty good for me, compared to last summer XD)

Some of my ideas are changing now!


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 08, 2011 01:58:30 PM
I got all my gathered supplies out last night.  One of my Etsy orders was shipped to my old address for some reason.  This is the second time it's happened even though I have deleted that address from Etsy and Paypal.  Hopefully it will get forwarded to me like the last one did. 


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Post by: AmandaBL on August 08, 2011 06:07:53 PM
I've got 2 things to finish then I'm done :-)  My kids are on vacation in Ohio with my dad, I don't work and I don't have school for another week so I've had gobs of crafting time.  I'm also a little OCD about unfinished projects.  This has been one of the funnest swaps to craft for!  I will be revisiting this one in future years I'm sure.


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Post by: NH822 on August 08, 2011 06:59:29 PM
I went to jewelry/bags/bead show today and let me just say my partner got LUCKY!! :)

Can't complain there!
I've finished at least two days worth of goodies and have tons of ideas but am starting to worry about how it will package, so I am hoping to get back it soon.  One item is on hold until I can remember just where I left the ________ to attach to it.


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Post by: Audania1 on August 08, 2011 10:44:26 PM
Finished another day today! Woohoo! Now for a trip to the library tomorrow for more supplies. What's that you ask? Supplies at the library? Yes, my friends. Yes.  ;D


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Post by: jillybeans on August 09, 2011 09:18:43 AM
Finished another day today! Woohoo! Now for a trip to the library tomorrow for more supplies. What's that you ask? Supplies at the library? Yes, my friends. Yes.  ;D

oooOOoooo!  Curiouser and curiouser!  Quite the intriguery!  I can't wait to find out what you make w/ library supplies.  I do love me some books.


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 09, 2011 11:07:16 AM
I got two packages from Etsy yesterday and got started last night.  One thing is 100% finished and another about 90% done.  I have also been picking up extras as I find them.


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 09, 2011 06:30:37 PM
I have 3 projects completely done!  The container is mostly done and will be finished by the end of the week.  I may get another project done tomorrow.  Who knows?  I'm just feeling all sorts of crafty and productive right now!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 09, 2011 08:39:46 PM
Ffrogg...you're doing it again!  ;)


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Post by: rainbowsewist on August 10, 2011 04:23:55 AM
well, i tried one project, and it didnt quite turn out the way i planned :-( but i can salvage the supplies so it wasnt a total loss! teehee!! going out this week maybe to try something different. but i did get one thing done. i feel so far behind everyone else, but slow and steady wins the race right?? lol!


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Post by: Alchamy513 on August 10, 2011 06:54:50 AM
I got soooo many things for this swap last night! Sadly our stores kind of suck and there was hardly any Halloween stuff, plus the Dollar Store let me down once again (they didn't have what I wanted but what little Halloween stuff they had was awesome!), but I have the bases for a lot of things I want to make (and something more awesome than I thought I would find) so all in all it was very successful!

And don't feel behind rainbowsewist, I haven't even started crafting yet... I'm hoping to start next week when all my other crafts are out of the way!


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Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 10, 2011 07:00:33 AM
My crafting is on hold now til Tuesday.

I'm house/dog/ferret sitting for a friend til Sunday, and I didn't want to lug a bunch of craft stuff here and make a mess and everything. Then I need to clean and organize my room when I get back on Monday. So Tuesday, I will get back into crafting!


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 10, 2011 07:01:05 AM
I need to get my butt in gear with crafting. Doing a hardcore program at the gym that leaves me wiped out at night after work, but it's almost over. And technically I already have one thing mostly done, "destructing" one other big item currently too...


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 10, 2011 07:32:54 AM
I'm planning on finishing another project today but I have to go to Michael's and get new embroidery needles....  somehow I managed to leave my package of needles in GA!!!  I can't travel without craft projects but I hate traveling with them because I seem to always forget them!!!  urg!  So I'll finish that project after my trip out and about this afternoon.


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 10, 2011 07:39:34 AM
GAHHHHHH I just came up with an awesome idea that I wanna try now!...but I'm stuck at work, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


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Post by: jillybeans on August 10, 2011 10:12:01 AM
GAHHHHHH I just came up with an awesome idea that I wanna try now!...but I'm stuck at work, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

lol!  That's the worst!  I usually spend the rest of the day obsessing about the idea and don't really focus really well on work.  We should all just quit our jobs and do full time craft swapping.  If only the world paid us to do swaps.  *sigh*


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 10, 2011 10:27:36 AM
lol!  That's the worst!  I usually spend the rest of the day obsessing about the idea and don't really focus really well on work.  We should all just quit our jobs and do full time craft swapping.  If only the world paid us to do swaps.  *sigh*

That's definitely what's happening to me right now! I even spent my lunch break googling more things to expand on my idea and looking for coupons so I can run to ac moore after work lol


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 10, 2011 11:00:09 AM
I do my best stalking and planning at work.  No kids to interrupt me constantly!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 11, 2011 08:59:41 AM
Okay...I felt a little overwhelmed at first but now the ideas are coming from all directions!!  FFrogg - I want you to know that I actually finished something yesterday!  ;)  Now I feel like I just can't get things going fast enough!!


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Post by: RobbinZombie on August 11, 2011 01:46:12 PM
Since my last update, I have finished another medium and I have started another medium, it is all painted and ready for fun, and I'm about 1/2 with a medium. That's just how I craft, when I run into a problem or I get tired of one project I start or continue another. So I always have things to do and that is not mentioning projects for me that I'm doing. Busy busy busy.

I also need to count how many things I have for this swap. I have bought like 4-5 items and made like 4-5 items and I'm not even close to done yet.

I also bought some supplies on Etsy the other day because I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for at the few (Like 4) craft stores I went to.


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Post by: deadbathducky on August 11, 2011 07:54:46 PM
I was sick and had to go to hospital... So Phizzychick has taken over... Im so sorry guys


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 12, 2011 06:07:19 AM
FFrogg - I want you to know that I actually finished something yesterday!  ;)  Now I feel like I just can't get things going fast enough!!

That's so exciting!  :D  I love it when that happens to me!  Like you reallyjust want to start all the ideas at the exact same time! 

Well - I've kind of stalled.  I'm working on the Ongoing Hoopla swap at the same time as this swap so I'm dividing my attention.  ::)  I have 4 completely done and 4 mostly/partly done.  Teacher workdays start next week so my time gets cut WAY down.  I'm going to take next Saturday and Sunday to craft up a storm on this swap.  :D


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 12, 2011 08:24:32 AM
I hope you're feeling better dbd.


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 12, 2011 10:59:43 AM
I hope you're feeling better dbd.

ditto!

Can't wait for the weekend to get to work on some more projects. Finally starting to see some Halloween stuff out, so I can get to getting my store bought items.


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Post by: bobbinalong on August 12, 2011 11:59:09 AM

Agreed.  We got to go to Michael's yesterday and they were in the process of putting their Halloween stuff out.  I love their village stuff!  We got enough to finish one item completely.  We got there, though, and the power went out so we had to wait at the front of the store until it came back on.  Some people left, but since we had an hour trip just to get there, we waited it out!  I didn't think I was going to be able to pry the kids out of there, they wanted to go down each and every single aisle.  My daughter asked hopefully on the way home if I'd forgotten anything so we'd have to come back soon.  ::)


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 12, 2011 12:18:07 PM
I am avoiding the stores until I use up the supplies I already have.  I know once I go to Michaels I will get a ton more ideas!


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Post by: Audania1 on August 12, 2011 08:54:21 PM
Please feel better soon DBD!!!!


On crafting, I've finish another item, am about 70% done with another item, and about 50% done with another. I have supplies for three or four more items. After those (and ONLY after those) I will go to the store to get the stuff for the rest of them. This is great! I'm planning on getting at least one of the two worked on items done tonight and the rest this weekend. Ambitious? Yes. Will I be making doubles for myself? Also yes.


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Post by: amycavy on August 13, 2011 05:05:16 AM
I'm ill right now so I'm not doing much crafting :( Between that and packing for my move it's going slower than expected. Ah well once I'm better I can do more crafting and avoid packing ;D


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Post by: quaggy on August 13, 2011 06:19:07 AM
More supplies have arrived in the mail!  I have been on overload at work but hope to craft most of the weekend!!!  I finally get 2 days off.  Will post later about my progress, but I am still here!!!!!


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Post by: Lynnz232 on August 13, 2011 08:02:28 AM
Just Checking In... and Crafting Away  ;D


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 13, 2011 08:15:11 AM
4 of 13 done. starting to work on # 5 and 6 this sunday and monday


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 13, 2011 09:57:37 AM
I finally got started last night.


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Post by: cabaute on August 13, 2011 10:25:42 AM
I'm flying home at 6am tomorrow, so I can finally get started!  I've got my list of "to make" stuff in Evernote and am all set!  I managed to stuff all the miscellaneous items I've picked up while in TX in my luggage (hmmm... can I fit any more in there?  I want to go shop again!) and have a bunch of stuff at home that I'd picked up before I left.  I am SO EXCITED!  I got a new sewing machine just before I left town (my mom's old 30+ year old one was just so finicky I had to give up on it), so I cannot wait to break that out, get my other crafty goodness together and GET CRAFTING!  Yay!!!!!


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Post by: AlmostDawn on August 13, 2011 03:51:52 PM
Moving over here as well. But still managing some planning and hand crafting


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Post by: quaggy on August 13, 2011 05:00:37 PM
I just finished my container/bag for the first day.   ;D   It is pretty big but everything I am crafting definetly is not going to fit inside.   :-\   I plan to wrap and label each day and see just how much will fit.  ;)   The rest will just have to be separate.  ::)  I love how it turned out and think that jonnamarco will be excited as well.  Back to the craft room I go.

cabaute, what part of Texas have you been in?????


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 13, 2011 05:55:00 PM
I love spray paint. On another note, not relating to spray paint at all, I finished up what I think is going to be my item for day 13.


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Post by: cabaute on August 13, 2011 08:37:00 PM
Hiya Quaggy, I've been here in San Antonio!  Do you live nearby?  I come down to visit pretty often any more, what with my Dad's illness.  I'm lucky enough to work for a company that has offices here, so I can come down here and go to work and not have to take vacation. :D  I'll be a bit happier about visiting during the winter - next time we're expecting snowstorms in Virginia I'll be trying to book travel to here for "work" ;)


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Post by: quaggy on August 13, 2011 09:22:21 PM
I am near Houston.  Sad that  Texas is such a big state!!! 

Headed to the fabric store tomorrow to look for something specific I need for my partners  next item.  May have to order on line in I can not find it at Hancocks.  My trip to Hobby lobby failed, not what I needed there.  Plenty of others items in the work so a switch of craft media for now.


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Post by: cadet120433 on August 14, 2011 09:35:30 AM
i haven't been crafting much this week since i've been wrapped up in another swap that has to be out in the next week or two. i'd say all together i've completed about 1/4 of the projects, and should have another mostly done today. i'm hoping that stores start coming out with their halloween stuff soon so i can add some extras and treats :)


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Post by: Glamis on August 14, 2011 12:14:40 PM
I am still with you..


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Post by: NH822 on August 14, 2011 04:45:27 PM
still crafting...found the ________ I was looking for right where I had left it.  go figure! 


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Post by: aisy on August 14, 2011 07:54:48 PM
im still working on my items. i used oil paints for one item and it is taking forever to dry! its been about a week now, but oh well. havent used my oil paints in years. (its not a painting btw).
im planning to start some other items soon. its crazy to think about this, but school starts for me next tuesday. i keep thinking that i have another month left when in relaity its  just a week


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 15, 2011 03:41:02 AM
The exact same thing happened to me, aisy.  I used oil paint on a plastic figurine for a swap and it took like weeks to dry. 


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Post by: redpopsicles on August 15, 2011 04:00:22 AM
Still crafting away here. I finished a couple of things and am at various stages of completion on about 6 or so other projects. I've also discovered that it is going to be quite the challenge figuring out how to ship everything!  :D


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Post by: noturavggeek on August 15, 2011 04:18:22 AM
Still crafting away here. I finished a couple of things and am at various stages of completion on about 6 or so other projects. I've also discovered that it is going to be quite the challenge figuring out how to ship everything!  :D

Depending on the size of your items, go to the grocery store early in the morning and ask for some boxes, then wrap them in brown postal paper. That's what I do ;)


I'm crafting away, got a couple things done, one big thing in progress and ideas for the rest...


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Post by: Calabaza on August 15, 2011 08:38:54 AM
I'm at a crafting standstill at the moment. There is a lack of much Halloween stuff in the stores and several of my planned projects require Halloween goodness. I've been on Etsy and other internety places but it can be so hard to tell if things will work or not. I may have to do some rethinking.


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Post by: Sederick on August 15, 2011 08:46:21 AM
3 projects done.. 3 more about to be done. I need a few supplies but fortunately I am going to Craft Warehouse on Wednesday because locally the selection is awful


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Post by: hockamama on August 15, 2011 09:22:22 AM
I've been MIA from 2 different swap threads, but working on both.  I've completed 3 items, all of which are probably med-lg.  I'm working on 2 others right now that will be med, I'm sure.  For some reason, projects seem to take me so much longer than I plan for, I'm not sure why....

Oh, well, I'm enjoying the crafting!


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Post by: RobbinZombie on August 15, 2011 10:01:39 AM
Went to the craft store on Saturday and picked up my container, now I just need to paint and decorate it and make things to put inside. I also pretty much finished a small that of course took a couple of hours to make because I wanted to do it right, oh well it let me catch up on my DVRed shows. I love how it turned out and the boyfriend though it was awesome too.

I also sorta finished a medium, not sure if I am done with it or if I want to add a _____ ______ to it. So I set it aside to stare at it and decide if I should keep messing with it or if I should call it "Finished."

About halfway done with this swap, my problem is I keep finding awesome Halloween stuff at the various stores I go to and of course have to buy it, and it is not even Halloween time yet, oh well. I'm not, NOT going to buy something that is perfect for my partner  ::). I think I have 5-6 items bought and 5-6 items made. So far so good.


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Post by: Audania1 on August 15, 2011 05:38:01 PM
So I started and finished one item today - hooray for nap time! It took longer than I expected, but I wanted it to be perfect so no biggie. Last night I finished up another one and today I fully expect to finish yet another. I also have           waiting in line for the             so I can get two other items at least started today. I'm taking this week as my serious craft week since I freakishly (and kind of sadly, as I need money) only work one day this week. I will be doing some test batches of things that I'm sure my children will enjoy immensely so I can see what's good to make the couple of days before send-offs.

So excited! Can't wait till send offs (forever away, i know). I have a feeling that even though I may be done early I might not actually *be* done, you know? ;) As it is, I've already made a few of the extras...


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Post by: quaggy on August 15, 2011 06:21:44 PM
Will probably be MIA most of this week.  Work has been crazy, once again back to 12 hour days.  Not much time for crafting.  I am hoping to tie up a few loose ends this week and see where I stand.  Some items lack finishing touches, not to time consuming, maybe this will be my focus this week.   I made another item last night just need to do something else to make it pop!  I also started a project that I really want to work on and will take several days to complete, mainly drying time.  One item that I am going to attempt will have to wait until this weekend although maybe I can cook the _______________ so it will be ready to use when I can get started. (and no it is not something to eat). 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cabaute on August 15, 2011 06:26:44 PM
Yay for finally getting home!  I started on one of my mediums and a couple of smalls.  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 15, 2011 10:53:41 PM
I was really excited...  school starts for us on August 25th.  I'm ready to put my classroom back together and get to work learning new songs and dances and having fun!  And I was going to enjoy one last crafty weekend working on this swap BUT!  The higher powers have other plans don't they?  I got a phone call this evening from the Elementary Education Chairperson letting me know that I've been transferred against my will.  So I'll be *hopefully* unpacking my classroom on Saturday.  This so sucks! 

Not to fear MissingWillow!  Your package will get done...  just not this coming weekend!  ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 16, 2011 06:17:52 AM
Hello!

Just checking in to say I've been reading this board every day, just nothing to post! Now that I'm back at home (and leaving again tomorrow for 3 days. Oy) I hope to get some crafting done today. And I just changed my mind on a project, so I can now bring it along with me to work on it! (Not sure how much time I'll actually have, but it's the thought that counts, right? )


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on August 16, 2011 10:04:43 AM
I actually made some progress this weekend (how, I'm not sure since I made a large birthday cake and two freezer paper stenciled shirts for my nephew and went to his party)!  I finished one day, and have a bunch of partial days done, and I started a large project last night.  I messed up part of it and got frustrated w/ my silly mistake.  The hubby reassured me and said that I shouldn't just skip it and should try again since it will make it look really cool.  Thank goodness for a supportive husband.  I think I will be ready to give it another go tomorrow.  After all, he is right, the large item will look better w/ this one piece.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on August 16, 2011 04:19:59 PM
I have no idea how many items I have "in progress." I think I need to take an inventory.


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Post by: aisy on August 16, 2011 09:22:20 PM
I have no idea how many items I have "in progress." I think I need to take an inventory.
im in the same boat!i ordered some supplies though, which will hopefully arrive before  i go back to school


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Post by: rainbowsewist on August 17, 2011 03:45:43 AM
i've got 2 things finished, one almost done (even though i've redone it twice now lol!) and th rest is in progress or on hold til i can do another supply run. and th ideas keep coming :-P


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Post by: amycavy on August 17, 2011 04:21:01 AM
I have something finished that's disgusting yet fabulous ;D


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Post by: Phizzychick on August 17, 2011 06:23:26 AM
You guys all seem to be so busy! You're definitely putting me in the mood for Halloween crafting...and I'm not even swapping! :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on August 17, 2011 06:36:07 AM
You guys all seem to be so busy! You're definitely putting me in the mood for Halloween crafting...and I'm not even swapping! :D

I know!  You posted that super cute tutorial for rustic fabric pumpkins!  <3 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on August 17, 2011 06:41:24 AM
I finished up a couple of projects I was working on so now I can dedicate my time to this swap.  I will be starting tonight and I can't wait to get in the Halloween spirit!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on August 17, 2011 12:50:25 PM
I actually made some progress this weekend (how, I'm not sure since I made a large birthday cake and two freezer paper stenciled shirts for my nephew and went to his party)!  I finished one day, and have a bunch of partial days done, and I started a large project last night.  I messed up part of it and got frustrated w/ my silly mistake.  The hubby reassured me and said that I shouldn't just skip it and should try again since it will make it look really cool.  Thank goodness for a supportive husband.  I think I will be ready to give it another go tomorrow.  After all, he is right, the large item will look better w/ this one piece.

Awe you're so sweet! I totally understand how you feel. I'm actually starting something today to see how it will go. If all is good then the rest of the project will be a go. If not........ well, I will do something else. With this project, there's really no room for messing up and starting over  :-\ . I've practised it on another medium, though, and so far so good. I can't wait! I praying this pans out because if it does, well, Let's just say that I will be super thrilled and can't wait till the day you can open it!  ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on August 17, 2011 01:54:11 PM
Awe you're so sweet! I totally understand how you feel. I'm actually starting something today to see how it will go. If all is good then the rest of the project will be a go. If not........ well, I will do something else. With this project, there's really no room for messing up and starting over  :-\ . I've practised it on another medium, though, and so far so good. I can't wait! I praying this pans out because if it does, well, Let's just say that I will be super thrilled and can't wait till the day you can open it!  ::)

Oooo, yay!!!  I hope all goes well in your endeavor!  I'm super excited to get it!  I worked on your frustrating item last night w/ great success!  I'm quite happy w/ the part I did.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 17, 2011 02:06:32 PM
My mind is overflowing with ideas except for the "container"


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on August 17, 2011 03:16:00 PM
My container is completed, I've got a few days I'm still pondering.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 17, 2011 03:34:12 PM
I finally figured what I'll be doing for all 13 days. That was the hard part. I'm working on a Medium. Hopefully starting a large tomorrow. Friday I'm going supply shopping.  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on August 17, 2011 04:08:14 PM
I've gotten about 4-5 things done. And they got a kudos from my roommate's boyfriend, so I'm taking that as a crafting success! I have an idea for the container but I'm not sure it's going to be able to hold all 13 days...tho I do have an idea for packaging that could potentially drive my swap partner crazy ::)


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Post by: edwards1 on August 17, 2011 06:29:18 PM
About to get some work done tonight hopefully!!! My partner and I are talking about doing a 31 days of Halloween instead, since we have so many little extras in mind, but its still in the talking stage =] Need to get my booty in gear though!


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 18, 2011 04:02:26 PM
I'm hoping to sit down and finish a project tonight after I eat dinner.  I haven't had much time to get a whole lot of anything done in the last few days. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 18, 2011 04:53:37 PM
i've hit a craft wall. I cruised through a majority of my projects but this week i just couldn't pin myself down long enough or get up enough want to do more. But, i did force myself to do a _______ and it came out pretty amazing :) i'm going to san diego this weekend for a tiki convention and will probably feel much better once i get home. my partner and i are going to be averaging about 3 points a day, i've probably completed 18 points, so i'm almost half way there.. and i haven't included anything store bought yet either. yay halloween!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lynnz232 on August 18, 2011 05:01:17 PM
Update...
Container Done... and now again being re-done :)
Day 12 - started
Day 11 - only about 10 more minutes till complete
Day 10, 9 - Haven't started yet :(
Day 8 - COMPLETE!
Day 7 - again not started...
Day 6 - check and DONE!
Day 5, 4 -  but have plenty of time :)
Day 3, 2, 1 - Done, DONE & Done!

Just need some CANDY for those days that are DONE!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on August 18, 2011 08:31:44 PM
I just finished a project that I love!  WIll most likely be making these again in some fashion very soon!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on August 19, 2011 06:28:06 AM
STILL haven't started... but I did almost finish my other swap so I plan on getting dirty this weekend and knocking out... well probably 4 or 5 days all at once (similarly made items, but all different). I'm super excited to do it, but I may wait until I'm alone all weekend in a few weeks because my mom always wants to do it and I want to for once! Wow, its hard not to give away what I'm doing sometimes...  :P


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on August 19, 2011 07:30:25 AM
I officially finished a large item last night.  YAY YAY!  I picked up some supplies for some other projects to start last night. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on August 19, 2011 01:12:38 PM
Wait all the days have to fit in the "container"?  :o I thought it only had to hold day 13. What if that isn't possible?


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Post by: aisy on August 19, 2011 02:37:21 PM
My container object won't fit the others- don't think it's a huge deal. I made an item that my partner specifically asked for and it came out really cute!also, the supplies I ordered came which is super exciting so I'm gonna start on them soon


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 19, 2011 03:09:43 PM
The stuff I made last year didn't fit in the "container" and I doubt it will this year either!  I think last year I made a stenciled bag and just put all the candy in it as my container.


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Post by: rainbowsewist on August 19, 2011 04:17:54 PM
i must have misread the container issue as well because i was only planning on it holding day 13 (or was i???) teehee actually alchemy might be getting more than one 'container'........


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on August 19, 2011 04:59:37 PM
Yeah, with spoilage and whatnot, I think a lot of people are unable to fit everything in one bag/container...  I'm hoping one BOX will be able to hold all my stuff...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 20, 2011 09:02:15 AM
I wenr supply shopping this morning. Little Bean is spending the night with paw paw. I plan on lots and lots of crafting today.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on August 20, 2011 09:29:52 AM
i must have misread the container issue as well because i was only planning on it holding day 13 (or was i???) teehee actually alchemy might be getting more than one 'container'........

Ooo... I love bags!  ;D

Mine isn't all going to fit in the container either... I may just fill it up with extras and not bother trying to fit anything in it... hmm...  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on August 20, 2011 02:05:05 PM
Wait all the days have to fit in the "container"?  :o I thought it only had to hold day 13. What if that isn't possible?

I honestly don't care, partner  :) I'm going to try to fit in as much stuff as I can in yours but it almost definitely won't be all (I don't even think it's going to be all in the same shipping box!)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 20, 2011 02:47:49 PM
I'm hoping to fit all of mine in one box.  I finally got half an hour to sit down and finish one of the projects I was pretty excited about.  I have to go find everything because its getting spread out around the house as I finish projects.  And I got some stuff in the mail for two other projects last week!  :)  Maybe tonight or tomorrow night I'll be able to fiddle with one of those projects.  We'll see.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on August 21, 2011 06:47:33 AM
I've finished 5 items, and altered 2 bought items.  I start school tomorrow, so the rest will be worked on here and there.  This has been such a fun swap!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 21, 2011 07:03:28 AM
I think I have everything I need now, and it's really just a matter of putting it all together.

Except I was working on one project yesterday, and realized that I didn't have the right kind of one of the materials. And I went to Michael's later in the day, to buy other stuff, and completely forgot about what I needed for the swap until I got him.

(so much shiny. it distracted me).

There's a ton more Halloween stuff out at Michaels now! It's super exciting. There's an awesome gingerbread haunted house that I really want to do, but I can't eat it anyway, so there's no point (gluten intolerance).  I think I will make my own gingerbread and cut it out into the right shapes and just make my own.

:O I'M TOTES GOING TO DO THAT.


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 21, 2011 11:11:29 AM
As sad as I am that Borders Books is going out of business, I was able to pick up something pretty cool for 60% off that will be transformed into something pretty cool.  (I hope!)
  I have a couple of other things done - still about 8 days left, but I'm feeling pretty inspired - hopefully that feeling will continue!  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cabaute on August 21, 2011 01:58:28 PM
I am so happy to finally be home with all of my craft supplies!  I have 3 items 100% done (One large, one medium and one small) and have started on another couple of them.  I feel like some of the stuff I'm doing is pretty unique (at least, I hope so!); I can't wait to get it all together to send it out! :D :D :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on August 22, 2011 07:12:30 AM
I was on a roll this weekend finished a couple items, decided on each day's "goodie" and started 3-4 more projects.  I have resigned myself to sending two boxes...unless I can discover a really good way to package everything.


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 22, 2011 08:11:36 AM
just  checking in. 6 items complete. 2 1/2 way done. Oct 19th done.
Working on a bigger lot of a item  today. Thing are coming together.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on August 22, 2011 01:45:11 PM
Yeah.... there's not a frozen snowball's chance in Hades that all of my stuff is going to fit in the container. Sorry Jill! I think you won't mind, though.  ;)

I finished my biggest item yet last night! It was my main "planned" large item, but I expect to make two more that are just as labor intensive. I will have another large and at least two more mediums done by the end of this week. I would like to have the container done, too, but that still depends on what's in stock at the craft stores this week.  :-\  On the plus side, I was at Jo Anns yesterday and they were having a simplicity pattern sale of 5 patterns for $5! Woohoo! So I picked up the stuff to make me and my 4 y/o daughter matching fall dresses and coats. Not that I'll be making them right away.....  ;D

Is anyone else having trouble figuring out which item to go on what day? I gotta say, I almost want her to just open it all! Aaaaaahhhh!

This is quite the conundrum for me.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 22, 2011 01:53:30 PM
I made some progress this weekend and I think that I now have 4 days completely done.  I also finally found a specific supply that I needed.  I had been hunting for a while so I am happy!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on August 22, 2011 02:00:58 PM
Working on my "container" this week and a few other odds and ends.... ;D Making progress for sure!!


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 22, 2011 02:06:13 PM
Is anyone else having trouble figuring out which item to go on what day? I gotta say, I almost want her to just open it all! Aaaaaahhhh!

This is quite the conundrum for me.

YES!!  But I had the same problem last year.  I had no idea what I wanted to do on what day.  And - do you feel like all your projects are somewhat equal?  Like, I don't feel like I have one project that screams I'D BE AWESOME FOR DAY 13!!!  I wish I could just have MissingWillow open everything at one time!  That would save the trouble of having to figure out the days.  ;)  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on August 22, 2011 02:40:43 PM
Went shopping today and picked up a few extras... I really don't know what else I need to buy, I need to look at what I have and figure that out soon...


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Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 22, 2011 03:17:24 PM
Working on my container today, hoping to finish later tonight. I have a few of the days done, and packed up ready for the container to be done!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on August 22, 2011 03:35:11 PM
Yeah.... there's not a frozen snowball's chance in Hades that all of my stuff is going to fit in the container. Sorry Jill! I think you won't mind, though.  ;)

Aw man, how sad for me!  ;)

So, as promised, I didn't do any crafting and instead helped people move all weekend.  How fun for me, right?  I did finish a project on friday that turned out really cute.  My sister looked at me and was like, that's gonna be fun to ship.  Well, yeah, like I want this to be easy?  This one item alone probably wouldn't fit into the "one container".  The rest probably will, well the rest for each person and their own container.  Lol.  If I had to fit it ALL into one, that would never happen.  Right now they all seem to fit into a paper grocery bag, but I'm not even close to done yet, and they aren't wrapped yet, and that takes up even more space.

Here's hoping for a more productive week.  Next week will be the most productive off all, since I have two days off than I normally have off, due to my boss being out of town that week.  Then there is labor day, as well!  WEEEE!


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 22, 2011 04:06:00 PM
I am having so much trouble with spray paint the last few days. I've ruined 2 frames. Maybe its too hot. The paint keeps getting all scrunched up and goopy. WTF. I could have bought a really awesome prepainted frane for what I have spent trying to diy one. Oh well, deep breath. I'll make it work.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 22, 2011 04:21:27 PM
I am having so much trouble with spray paint the last few days. I've ruined 2 frames. Maybe its too hot. The paint keeps getting all scrunched up and goopy. WTF. I could have bought a really awesome prepainted frane for what I have spent trying to diy one. Oh well, deep breath. I'll make it work.

Spray paint and I do not get along well either!  I haven't tried it in a while since the last time it turned out all wonky!


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Post by: Lynnz232 on August 22, 2011 04:29:17 PM
Happy Birthday NH822!


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 22, 2011 07:23:50 PM
So I figured out how to fix the spray paint issue and finished one item. I have 5 days complete, 3 almost done and 5 days planned out. Pretty happy with my progress so far.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: edwards1 on August 22, 2011 08:26:46 PM
Got a huge chunk done, planned everything out for days! So basically I just have to get my bootie in gear and get it all done.

I kinda spread my items out so that if my partner and I do 31 days I have 31 single items, and if we do 13 days then I will just group them all back together =]

out of my 31 items I have like 13.5 done ahah


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Post by: aisy on August 22, 2011 08:31:37 PM
I finished 2 sets of items which will go for 2 days. When I showed one of them to my mom she was like, "your giving that away?! You should keep it!" I think my partner will like it. One hint, it's partially bat themed.

Also, I have a system for picking days. If I make a homemade food item that's day one. A bag is day two, then home decor comes next. After that it's any other wearables and plushies.


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Post by: faemystique on August 23, 2011 02:06:15 AM
I finished up a couple of projects I was working on so now I can dedicate my time to this swap.  I will be starting tonight and I can't wait to get in the Halloween spirit!

WoooHoooo!  I am cleaning up the craft area and starting some more projects... stalking you! lol


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 23, 2011 08:56:05 AM
8 down 5 to go!!!


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 23, 2011 09:03:00 AM
8 down 5 to go!!!


Overachiever.   ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on August 23, 2011 10:20:22 AM
I haven't actually sat down to decide what item goes with what day, but I have quite a few things ready. I'm also pretty sure that I will be sending more than 1 box.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on August 23, 2011 10:22:45 AM
Argg. This moving thing is getting in the way of crafting!

I packed up something I needed..not thinking that I needed it and then now remembering that I do.

Grr.

Off to the craft store!
I'll make one for my partner..and then one for myself when I unpack  ;)


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 23, 2011 11:27:00 AM
I have 1 done and 2 more started. I have a lot of crafting to do in the next couple of weeks.  :D


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Post by: Audania1 on August 23, 2011 02:14:21 PM


 My sister looked at me and was like, that's gonna be fun to ship.  Well, yeah, like I want this to be easy?  This one item alone probably wouldn't fit into the "one container".  The rest probably will, well the rest for each person and their own container.  Lol.  If I had to fit it ALL into one, that would never happen.  Right now they all seem to fit into a paper grocery bag, but I'm not even close to done yet, and they aren't wrapped yet, and that takes up even more space.


Woohoo! Yay for me!  ;) :D ;D

I also really like the idea of homemade edibles for the first day/s, the container, the decorations, and the wearables, then anything else as a strategy. I may have to contemplate this further....


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 23, 2011 02:29:57 PM
I'm having trouble with the edibles. Its way over 100 degrees here and it doesn't look like it is going to get any cooler before shipping time. I'm pretty sure anything edible I send will melt.

Hmmm


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 23, 2011 02:45:58 PM
I'm having trouble with the edibles. Its way over 100 degrees here and it doesn't look like it is going to get any cooler before shipping time. I'm pretty sure anything edible I send will melt.

Hmmm

I feel for you!  I am in Arizona and last year the chocolate bars I sent to AUS melted...I haven't thought about treats yet.....


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Post by: amycavy on August 24, 2011 04:04:07 AM
This is why I'm thankful for rubbish UK weather ;D at least nothing I sent will be at risk of melting. I'm not sure how many things I've made but I have to take a break in a few days to move house :( I'll be sure to PM my partner my new address when I've moved as I don't know the postcode yet :P


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on August 24, 2011 09:07:24 PM
For those of you with issues about sending "meltables" you could try sending gifts in jars. You know, where you pack most of the ingredients in mason jars and then they add the few other ingredients (i.e. eggs, milk, oil, etc.) and then they can bake/cook it when it gets there. Just throwing it out there.... ;)  There's a website called recipelion.com that has some there.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: rainbowsewist on August 25, 2011 08:24:38 AM
so, i have THE PERFECT idea, you kno, that flash of genius you get sometimes that makes you think 'omg my partner is gonna just faint when she opens this!!'. th problem, i can only get what i need from a tiny town 30 mins away. and i dont have a car right now. and this place closes at 3.

so i get a ride out there, arriving at 2:30. which is plenty of time cause it will only take me 3 secs to run in and grab said supplies. only to pull up and find they have changed their hrs and now close at 2!!!!!! i was so mad!! lol

so i went shopping for a few other things instead yesterday and spent too much! teehee! gotta wait til next payday to get th perfect item. but i gotz plenty to keep me busy til then! tonight i scare th neighbors again! }:-P (thats my evil grin!) bwahahahahaha!!

this is so much frelling fun! halloween should happen more than onch a year!! (well its all year at my house but im not normal!! :-P)


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Post by: dazeychick on August 25, 2011 08:24:51 AM
still crafting away... I have decided on each days projects and they are coming along! :-) now to find a big enough box to fit all the goodies in...


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Post by: jonnamarco on August 25, 2011 09:40:41 AM
I had a craft-a-thon last night. Finished another item and just about finished another. 


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 25, 2011 09:51:55 AM
My daughter and I are both sick.  I have a cold and she has pnemonia!  Crafting is on hold until further notice.....


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 25, 2011 10:43:28 AM
My daughter and I are both sick.  I have a cold and she has pnemonia!  Crafting is on hold until further notice.....

I hope you guys feel better soon.

I hopefully will finish a large and a medium this weekend.


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Post by: Lrigrem on August 25, 2011 11:22:30 AM
I'll make one for my partner..and then one for myself when I unpack  ;)

Haha!  Always look on the bright side!  I think I'm going to end up making a lot of doubles, myself...  You have good taste.  :)


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Post by: aisy on August 25, 2011 05:44:55 PM
I've had to take a temporary sobatical from crafting due to school. :/
going back tomorrow so hopefully I can get some items in


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 25, 2011 06:25:29 PM
worked on one of my larger projects before heading off to work today, ran out of the thread color im using. so off to one of my fav stores on Sunday to buy more supplies.


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 26, 2011 03:27:46 AM
Ok - with school starting yesterday I had to take a short break from crafting for this swap.  :(  Sadness.  However...  I'm not going to worry about the Winter/Holiday/Christmas program for another week or so, no point in stressing myself out!  So tonight when I get home I"m going to craft something, anything, on the list for this swap!  :)


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Post by: Lynnz232 on August 26, 2011 06:57:41 AM
Just finished a large item... Large by criteria, not size.  To do this I had to find out what this item even was, find and print a pattern, watch an 8 part utube tutorial on how to read the pattern, adapt the pattern to work with the supplies I had, then spend a few days with sore fingers/hands, . But I an DONE and he is so CUTE!  I hope my partner will enjoy him.   ;D


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Post by: Alchamy513 on August 26, 2011 07:07:44 AM
so, i have THE PERFECT idea, you kno, that flash of genius you get sometimes that makes you think 'omg my partner is gonna just faint when she opens this!!'. th problem, i can only get what i need from a tiny town 30 mins away. and i dont have a car right now. and this place closes at 3.

so i get a ride out there, arriving at 2:30. which is plenty of time cause it will only take me 3 secs to run in and grab said supplies. only to pull up and find they have changed their hrs and now close at 2!!!!!! i was so mad!! lol

so i went shopping for a few other things instead yesterday and spent too much! teehee! gotta wait til next payday to get th perfect item. but i gotz plenty to keep me busy til then! tonight i scare th neighbors again! }:-P (thats my evil grin!) bwahahahahaha!!

this is so much frelling fun! halloween should happen more than onch a year!! (well its all year at my house but im not normal!! :-P)

Oh you make me sooooo excited for this swap! I agree that Halloween should be all year round. I have a few little things going right now, but I'm waiting until next weekend when I have at least 2 if not up to 4 days all alone to craft my butt off!


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Post by: RobbinZombie on August 26, 2011 12:54:17 PM
Still chugging along I have things done, I have things in progress, and I have things I need to start. Those are the only clues you get.


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Post by: bobbinalong on August 26, 2011 01:26:13 PM

I thought of something yesterday and asked my hubby if it was too creepy. 

He said no, it was flat out &(%@$)%@ terrifying. 

So, I'm gonna do it anyway, but it's with a medium I've never tried, so if it flops, that's okay, too.


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 26, 2011 01:58:24 PM
I'm almost done with something pretty cute!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 26, 2011 03:29:04 PM
I'm almost done with something pretty cute!
I want it!


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Post by: seabound23 on August 26, 2011 05:58:37 PM
I'm so bad at checking in!!! It's been a hectic first week of school, but so many ideas have struck me, and I'm so ecstatic about this large that I just thought of 2 days ago. Gotta cram in as much crafting as possible since I'll be overloaded with homework soon! :P


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Post by: cabaute on August 26, 2011 08:08:08 PM
Hi everyone!!! I have been working like MAD on this swap every night this week.  I love, love, love it and have serious Halloween on the brain everywhere I go.  I now have an inordinate of Halloween crafting stuff too, since I've been out of crafting much in the past few years (gosh, I forgot how much I loved it, and didn't realize how much I missed it!).  Now I have stamps, and punches, and paper, and ephemera, and fabrics, and orange and bright green and purple yarn, and....!!!!!   I just can't help myself every time I see something else I have to add it to the mix!!!! EEEEeeeh!  This is going to be the most wide weird mix of things in the end... :D :D :D  

I have been working on bits and pieces of individual day stuff every day (wrapping for day 3, item for day 5, accessory for day 6, etc.), or things that are "around" days (say, for example, the individual day tags), but hadn't put any one day all the way together until this evening.  I wound up stuffing everything into the wrapping (it barely fits) and it made me realize... I probably have way too much stuff!  I guess I'm wondering about what is the "right" amound of stuff... This is the "mini" days of Halloween, right?  I mean... well... I think I'm ending up at least at a "regular" overall size per day, maybe "large" (not mini).  In the end, I'm not really worried about it.  If anything, I hope PurplePaisley winds up feeling spoiled as she opens all of her gifts :D  :D  :D.   I've been lucky enough to be the spoilee before; it would be incredible to get to return some of the crafty karma.  And who knows?!  Maybe this is the same type of thing everyone is doing!!


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 27, 2011 05:04:12 AM
I'm almost done with something pretty cute!
I want it!

No - you can't have it!  It's mine!  ;)  hehehehe  Sorry thisbirdsabsurd!

I'm kinda still here...  I swear I am!  Running some errands this morning and coming home to work on some crafty things today and tomorrow.  Mom and I have a weekend together so we're going to attempt cramming 4 days worth of stuff into 2 days.  Go figure right?  Off to be overly productive this weekend *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 27, 2011 08:16:09 AM
According to the schedule I set out for myself I'm ahead. Time to make something Halloween-y for myself.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 27, 2011 08:38:48 AM
haven't done any halloween crafting for two weeks :( i've slowly been gathering supplies and have set some time aside today to make ________. since we have less than a month until send outs i think i'll gather everything i have done, do a little inventory, and then probably tweak my original list of projects. still have to make the containter so i might go try to find halloween type fabric today.


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Post by: hockamama on August 27, 2011 07:24:14 PM
I can't remember how many days I've got done, 7 or 8, I think.  Most of them are all my work, a couple of them are bought and altered.  I'm stuck on this container about which you all speak.  Somehow I totally missed that in the detail section so now I'm trying to figure out what I'll do for it.

This week has been really crazy here.  I started school (again, after a 23 year break) and it's been quite an adjustment.  Many times over the years I've wished I'd stuck it out when I was younger, this week has really made me kick myself for it.  Then yesterday, my baby girl moved to GA.  I've been bawling like crazy.  It's only 5 hours away, but we've never been that far apart for more than a few days.  I know she needs to spread her wings, she is 23, but wow, I never expected to have such a difficult time with it.  :'(

I've got another swap that needs to be shipped by the 19th, and I'm not near ready.  I had every intention of devoting the entire weekend to crafting, but I didn't feel very good today, so I couched it all day.  Ugh, I reckon I'll be burning some midnight oil here in the next few days!


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Post by: quaggy on August 27, 2011 07:46:23 PM
I still feel like I am ahead of schedule but need to finish up some started projects.  I really am happy with everything so far and can't wait to find the time to start my next gory item!!!!


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Post by: Lynnz232 on August 27, 2011 07:57:24 PM
So I think my partner is really in trouble... She has got me started on a NEW craft and she I am sure doesn't even know what it is (TEASE, TEASE), it also has nothing to do with halloween unless you make it  ;D
It will be coming to her in her package!


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 28, 2011 07:27:57 AM


This week has been really crazy here.  I started school (again, after a 23 year break) and it's been quite an adjustment.  Many times over the years I've wished I'd stuck it out when I was younger, this week has really made me kick myself for it.  Then yesterday, my baby girl moved to GA.  I've been bawling like crazy.  It's only 5 hours away, but we've never been that far apart for more than a few days.  I know she needs to spread her wings, she is 23, but wow, I never expected to have such a difficult time with it.  :'(

Good for you hokamama!  I always said I thought I'd have much more of an appreciation for school now than I did in my 20s!  I bet you'll do great! 
  I've gotten quite a bit done the last couple of days... I'm trying to stick to the "mini" part of this swap, but my container and my "final day" have turned into quite a bit more than I had anticipated.  It's all good though - I'm pretty excited about how it's all turning out - this is loads of fun!!


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 28, 2011 07:45:39 AM
I agree, thisbirdsabsurd.  This swap is tons of fun, I look forward to it this time of year!


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Post by: NH822 on August 28, 2011 08:30:09 AM
my calendar shows only 4 weeks left til send outs :)
I had big crafty plans this weekend...got side tracked though.  Hoping to hide from my kids and squeek out at least one item :)


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 28, 2011 10:41:07 AM
I got an entire item (from beginning to end) finished this weekend!  :D  Its a new medium for me and I'm VERY happy with my project and I hope MissingWillow will like it too!  :)  Now I'm going to work on another swap for a bit.  :)


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Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 28, 2011 12:05:10 PM
I got an entire item (from beginning to end) finished this weekend!  :D  Its a new medium for me and I'm VERY happy with my project and I hope MissingWillow will like it too! 
I want it!  ;)


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Post by: AlmostDawn on August 28, 2011 07:31:42 PM
Chugging away here.
I've gotta put things on hold here until we move on Sat.
But *all* my supplies are in the same box as long as projects that are either 1/2 or 3/4 done.
So Labor Day will be spent doing some finished  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on August 28, 2011 07:57:31 PM
Just checking in. I got a neat-o _____ for my partner the other day.
I won't be on here much until Friday, FYI  :)


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Post by: redpopsicles on August 28, 2011 09:21:40 PM
I'm still on track and planning to inventory everything tonight!


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Post by: Sederick on August 28, 2011 11:23:42 PM
Checking in.. container is done and 9 things.. very happy so far :)


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Post by: Lrigrem on August 29, 2011 08:16:00 AM
Chugging away here.
I've gotta put things on hold here until we move on Sat.
But *all* my supplies are in the same box as long as projects that are either 1/2 or 3/4 done.
So Labor Day will be spent doing some finished  :D

Labor Day weekend will be full of crafting for me too!
I drove down south yesterday & made a trip to the dollar store (NO HALLOWEEN STUFF!  WTH?) and Joann.  I can't believe how much I spent - and I restrained myself.  But oh my goodness, did I get some awesome stuff.  I can't wait to get started on the next projects!  I got stuff for the swap, but lots for my own Halloween decorations, too.  But I won't say what I'm doing for myself yet in case it turns out really well & I decide AlmostDawn needs one, too.  :)

Still very disappointed that I can't seem to  find one little thing (or a cheater way of doing the same thing!) for one project I have my heart set on making.  I think I have to cave & find it on amazon or something... 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on August 29, 2011 08:21:20 AM
I can't believe how much I got done yesterday!  I sat at the table and just cranked out several of the ideas I've had running through my brain - I think I was in the same spot from about noon until 9 pm  (let's see...9 hours divided by 4 projects equalssss.....well anyway - I'm pretty thrilled.  ;)


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Post by: jmiller614 on August 29, 2011 08:24:38 AM
Hehe. So one item I made right away has turned out to be a flop. Three weeks was apparently enough time to make the color change - and not for the better! I am glad I made this ahead of time. Going to rethink this one...


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Post by: whatthepuck on August 29, 2011 08:55:13 AM
I'm going to break out the sewing machine tonight. I can't iron until Little Bean takes his nap. Hot iron + destructive 3 year old that's into everything = bad.


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Post by: PurplePaisley on August 29, 2011 10:00:17 AM
weekly,
Check -IN . Going to tackle a item that is half put together that Im having a hard time with. Im creating a ------------ out of a clorox wipe container.


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 29, 2011 02:01:41 PM
PurplePaisley - that sounds very intriguing!  I'm curious to see what it is now!


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Post by: sweetyetevil on August 29, 2011 02:11:26 PM
I have over half of my days made and the rest in some sort of stage. I am pleasantly surprise how some things came out for a first time try! ;D


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Post by: sweetyetevil on August 29, 2011 02:15:26 PM
My daughter and I are both sick.  I have a cold and she has pnemonia!  Crafting is on hold until further notice.....
Ugg hope everyone is feeling better! I have been sick too...maybe thru our crafting for one another we connected up... :o I do have some cool things I made and hope you and the kiddies like em!!


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Post by: AmandaBL on August 29, 2011 05:38:14 PM
I'm still working! I noticed a lot of new halloween stuff in stores now & it is hard to not buy everything!


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Post by: trisarahtops013 on August 30, 2011 01:22:11 AM
I totally meant to be done before school started, and that still may happen. I have like a week and a half. However, crafting was on hold due to my FANTABULOUS 3 day trip to Chicago!

A friend and I went to a charity event that our favourite ... acting company ? ... was putting on. So much fun. Such a long trip though.

I'll get back to crafting on Wednesday!


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Post by: Lrigrem on August 30, 2011 08:32:53 AM
I'm still working! I noticed a lot of new halloween stuff in stores now & it is hard to not buy everything!


Hmmm...  What is this "not buying everything" that you speak of?  I'm not familiar with it.


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 30, 2011 08:37:11 AM
I'm still working! I noticed a lot of new halloween stuff in stores now & it is hard to not buy everything!


Hmmm...  What is this "not buying everything" that you speak of?  I'm not familiar with it.

LOL!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 30, 2011 08:53:59 AM
HELP!!!
IM TRYING to make a "Witch" head. I have tried the old nylon thing that is not giving me the results I like. Does anyone have any suggestions on paper mache? I know you can use a balloon. But how do you attach the features (ex: the big nose, and mole?). any help is appreciated.


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Post by: jillybeans on August 30, 2011 09:18:28 AM
I got quite a bit done this weekend, including some wrapping of smaller items and all my numbers created for the packages.  Feeling pretty accomplished.  ^_^  I have a couple big items to do and will probably start those either tomorrow or this weekend.

I tried my hand at sewing using a pattern and was quite unsuccessful.  I think I will try again once I get my mom to help me decipher where I went wrong.  lol!  Stupid sewing.  I so want to be successful at it, but its just one craft that has so far defeated me!


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Post by: MissingWillow on August 30, 2011 09:46:30 AM
HELP!!!
IM TRYING to make a "Witch" head. I have tried the old nylon thing that is not giving me the results I like. Does anyone have any suggestions on paper mache? I know you can use a balloon. But how do you attach the features (ex: the big nose, and mole?). any help is appreciated.

I think you layer newspapers and masking tape for the 3D parts, then paper mache over that.  Try a YouTube search, there's surely a tutorial out there.  Good luck!


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Post by: lindyv321 on August 30, 2011 02:02:38 PM
My kiddo is finally back at school today (5 days out, the 2nd week at a brand new school)  I was home with her yesterday and got a ton of stuff done.  My craft room is officially put together and I busted out the sewing machine.  I also crafted up some __________ that I thought would be really easy but it took a bit of trial and error!  I need to enlist the help of my honey since he is better at drawing than I am for one thing.  So far I am happy with my progress....


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Post by: aisy on August 30, 2011 02:16:43 PM
I'm still working! I noticed a lot of new halloween stuff in stores now & it is hard to not buy everything!


Hmmm...  What is this "not buying everything" that you speak of?  I'm not familiar with it.
yeah-im trying to land a job on campus because there is this one store in my school's town that sells the most amazing and unique halloween items. i always love their selection so if i do end up getting a paycheck both my partner and i will be receiving a lot of things from them.


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 30, 2011 02:34:06 PM
Z (my other half) is driving up on Friday and we're spending Labor Day weekend together so I'm thinking that crafting is kind of out.  But the weekend of the 9th through the 11th I should be able to get LOTS of projects done!  :D  One more         of                 and I'll have 7 days done.  I have plans for the other days but I'm not sure how much I like all of them.  We'll see.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on August 30, 2011 02:44:57 PM
HELP!!!
IM TRYING to make a "Witch" head. I have tried the old nylon thing that is not giving me the results I like. Does anyone have any suggestions on paper mache? I know you can use a balloon. But how do you attach the features (ex: the big nose, and mole?). any help is appreciated.

If you have any of the recycled paper egg boxes, those can be cut up for the features. Just glue them on and papier mache over them :)


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Post by: AlmostDawn on August 30, 2011 05:11:49 PM

Labor Day weekend will be full of crafting for me too!
I drove down south yesterday & made a trip to the dollar store (NO HALLOWEEN STUFF!  WTH?) and Joann.  I can't believe how much I spent - and I restrained myself.  But oh my goodness, did I get some awesome stuff.  I can't wait to get started on the next projects!  I got stuff for the swap, but lots for my own Halloween decorations, too.  But I won't say what I'm doing for myself yet in case it turns out really well & I decide AlmostDawn needs one, too.  :)

Still very disappointed that I can't seem to  find one little thing (or a cheater way of doing the same thing!) for one project I have my heart set on making.  I think I have to cave & find it on amazon or something... 

oooo! I'm sooo excited.
I stopped by my dollar store for tape and found something *awesome* for you. I've put it in the glove box of my car so it doesn't get misplaced.
I'm so excited to start putting your box together.

I hope you find what you need!


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Post by: bobbinalong on August 30, 2011 05:26:07 PM

I'm so pleased to say that my trial run of the never before used medium super creepy craft was a success! 

Also, I hate zippers.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 30, 2011 06:28:12 PM
HELP!!!
IM TRYING to make a "Witch" head. I have tried the old nylon thing that is not giving me the results I like. Does anyone have any suggestions on paper mache? I know you can use a balloon. But how do you attach the features (ex: the big nose, and mole?). any help is appreciated.

If you have any of the recycled paper egg boxes, those can be cut up for the features. Just glue them on and papier mache over them :)
Great idea. Thank you


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: dazeychick on August 30, 2011 06:36:36 PM
going kind of slow on my side... but I'm off all weekend so I'm hoping to have a huge craft-fest and get everything finished!! I went to pick up some frames at Michaels today and they have a lot more halloween stuff out, so exciting!


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Post by: NH822 on August 30, 2011 07:27:03 PM
:)  Happily crafting away.  Really happy how things are coming along.  Hope to have an item completed tomorrow if all goes well.  I have another 2-3 in the works :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cabaute on August 30, 2011 09:15:06 PM
Well, I just did a tally and I have four 1/2 days 100% done and 2 days partially started.  I have the ideas for the remainder plotted out.  I am having So. Much. Fun. with this swap!  I'll be out of town after this until early next week, so just wanted to touch base and let everyone know where I'm at and that it is In Progress!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 31, 2011 02:30:53 PM
I. Hate. Sewing. Yesterday I had to seam rip half of what I did and bled twice. I always have to seam rip half of what I do so that wasn't a big surprise. I've been known to seam rip and make the same mistake again (and again.) I'm glad this is a Halloween swap. It doesn't make the blood seem out of place. Grrr.  >:(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on August 31, 2011 03:07:14 PM
I. Hate. Sewing. Yesterday I had to seam rip half of what I did and bled twice. I always have to seam rip half of what I do so that wasn't a big surprise. I've been known to seam rip and make the same mistake again (and again.) I'm glad this is a Halloween swap. It doesn't make the blood seem out of place. Grrr.  >:(

I am going to have to do the same thing.  I totally messed it up!  Curse you sewing! 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on August 31, 2011 11:00:39 PM
Checking in! Had to take a mini break for a few days to get a couple of *house projects* finished that I have been meaning to get done for ages. One was I had to sew a cover for the giant storage shelving unit in our bathroom. Honestly, I'm so sick of living in an apartment without any closets or cabinets what-so-ever. Regardless, the cover/drapes look awesome! Yay! I also had to add black out liner to my kids bedroom drapes. There's just way too much sun coming in in the morning and mama doesn't like getting up at 6. Today, after the drapes being put back up yesterday, they slept 'till 8!  :o   Holy crap, right?

Anywho, I have a TON of stuff that I am in the process of. I think there are really only *2* days that I don't have something started on. I should be finished up with everything but those two days this weekend except for the wrapping, tagging, numbering...... ok, so maybe not this weekend. The two days that I don't have started will definitely take a couple of days each AT LEAST as they are pretty time consuming and involve sewing! *gasp*! LOL Jill, I'm sorry it gives you and LolandBean so much trouble! It used to give me tons of trouble, too. Honestly, it still does sometimes, but I feel like I'm better getting the hang of it.

Anywho, there's my rant for now. :) Everyone have a great week and Labor Day weekend! Be safe!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lynnz232 on September 01, 2011 05:49:13 AM
Updating my crafting status...
#13 - Done
#12 - waiting on some help from the hubby.
#11 - got to get the sewing machine out, and finish.
#10 -DONE!
#9 - Shopping Friday for these.
#8 - DONE, wrapped and Tagged!
#7 - Print something off the computer and it will be done, but still need to be wrapped and tagged.
#6, 5, 4, 3 - Done, Wrapped and Tagged!
#2 - Need to start a new craft.
#1 - Done, Wrapped and Tagged!

Yeh, I am more than 1/2 way completed.



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 01, 2011 10:42:08 AM
Update!

13: half done
12: started
11: done, wrapped and tagged
10: need to get supplies
09: need to start
08: done, wrapped and tagged
07: done, need to wrap and tag
06: almost done. no wrapping or tagging needed for it.
05: half done
04: done, wrapped and tagged
03: need to start
02: done. Need to wrap and tag
01: almost done. Then wrap and tag

I haven't done anything for over a week now though, I've been super busy. I will work for the afternoon today though, and hopefully most of every day until next thursday! (that's when school starts)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 01, 2011 01:24:30 PM
Hello!  I am here and still alive, I was stuck in Vegas for a couple of extra days due to the Hurricane that came through New England.  Sadly last minute I decided against bringing crafts to do and I wish I did.  So I am pushed back a couple of days but I shall carry on!

Just wanted to check in quickly.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on September 01, 2011 01:58:53 PM
Today I realized I have only two items to finish crafting and candy to buy and I will be DONE!  Of course the last little details always take the longest since I have plenty of time  :D

tomorrow going to a candy store I discovered a few weeks ago ...can't wait to find some spooky treats!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: amycavy on September 02, 2011 03:39:06 AM
I've got a lot done but nothing is wrapped just yet. I really need to go get a box for the spooky goodness ;D The shops are just starting to feature Halloween things so I may just need to go shopping soon ;) oh how I suffer hehe


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 02, 2011 07:18:23 AM
Yay, finally a weekend all to myself! Besides having to deal with my friends tonight that is (I love them, so its ok... maybe I'll make them help me paint things...). But yeah, I have until Monday afternoon with no distractions!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on September 02, 2011 09:11:24 AM
found some really cool accessories but then notices the shop owner is on holiday till the 15th...grr...off to check etsy


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 02, 2011 10:56:10 AM
I am still plugging away and ordered MORE stuff online yesterday!  I have a ton of things to keep me busy and am hoping to get some crafting done this weekend.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 02, 2011 01:42:44 PM
I have tons of distractions this weekend...  so its doubtful that I'm going to get a whole lot of crafting done this weekend.  urg!  But the next two weekends I have lots of time to myself!  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 02, 2011 02:22:25 PM
all done with 10 items. One almost done, 2 not started. Then wrapping.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 03, 2011 05:23:55 PM
Out of the 19 items I have planned to make I have 6 done. I took a break to work on other things, like my friends b-day present, so I need to get back to this and start finishing more projects. I also have 2 projects about 1/2 way done so maybe I will finish those tomorrow and start on the ____ because that shouldn't take me too much time.One of the 19 items is also a treat, so that won't be made until the day before I send.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 03, 2011 05:55:03 PM
So I made almost everything today! I got really dirty and really sweaty and I think a little dehydrated (I was really into crafting and the garage was like 100 degrees...) but I made some awesome stuff. I also crocheted a little and I'm working on one final bigger thing (but its mindless) and then I think I just need to put everything together! I bought more stuff than I realized too, so my partner is going to be a little spoiled!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on September 03, 2011 06:17:28 PM
I came home for a 3 day weekend an I have a ton of items finished/in the works. It's makin me feel so relieved and accomplished. The majority o my
items are larges/ mediums whixh is why it's taking me so long I'm still looking for an afterschool job so I can shop when the Halloween items come into stores. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 03, 2011 07:04:20 PM
I reworked my largest item and I'm soooo much happier with it - in fact, I can't WAIT for Sederick to open it!!  Just a couple more items to go and I will have my 13 - woo hoo!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on September 04, 2011 04:01:56 AM
I think I'm done crafting...I really need to sit down and figure out what each day will be.  I'll do that this afternoon, then I'll know what else I want to make/get.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 04, 2011 05:09:19 AM
Will be crafting today and update my progress later this pm.   Celebrated my b-day.  Work has been awful, it was my first day off in about 21 days.  Most of those 12 to 16 hour days.  I have all day today and tomorrow to craft so I am super excited.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 04, 2011 05:20:07 AM
Happy birthday, Quaggy!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 04, 2011 07:46:12 AM
I think I will probably finish today!

Everyone is gone, so plenty of time for crafting! ( I don't seem to craft as much when everyone is home. I think it's because I don't like people seeing work in progress, only finished stuff. But one of my brothers is house/dog sitting for our uncle, and my parents are moving the other one into university today! Woohoo! Whole house to myself. )

So, I will update tonight !


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 04, 2011 07:50:36 AM
I know how that is... I'm house/animal sitting while my family is camping all weekend (Friday morning until Monday sometime) and I got so much done the last few days! I'm hopefully finishing almost everything today, I can't find the hot glue gun though so one thing may have to wait until I can...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on September 04, 2011 08:28:41 AM
I'm back  :)
All total I have 5 days done for RobbinZombie. Getting nervous...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 04, 2011 11:05:09 AM
Just finished one craft that I've had in the works for a while! I had started it, but it didn't work out, so I finally got around to it today! It literally took like maybe 10 minutes of actual work, and about an hour drying in between. I love the way it turned out!

Off for more crafting!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 05, 2011 06:06:23 AM
I'm still here!  I have 8 days finished and one day still in process.  I think if I have a few minutes today I'm going to start another project for this swap.  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 05, 2011 08:20:39 AM
When I counted last night I was surprised to see that  I have 12 days done!  Woo hoo!  AND...I know what I'm doing for the 13th - just need to find the pieces that have gone AWOL in my crafting area (AKA my entire house.)  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 05, 2011 08:23:56 AM
When I counted last night I was surprised to see that  I have 12 days done!  Woo hoo!  AND...I know what I'm doing for the 13th - just need to find the pieces that have gone AWOL in my crafting area (AKA my entire house.)  ;)

Same here!  I just need to pick up a craft supply on Wednesday to finish the last day. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on September 05, 2011 08:34:06 AM

Hi, I'm a member of the "Scar Your Kid For Life While Crafting And Using Them As Test Subjects" Club.  Membership is free, and the jackets do not resemble straitcoats, have stripes or orange at all, I promise.

I've still only got like 5 days *completely* done, all others are works in progress.  Ya'll make me feel like a slacker!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on September 05, 2011 09:40:01 AM

Hi, I'm a member of the "Scar Your Kid For Life While Crafting And Using Them As Test Subjects" Club.  Membership is free, and the jackets do not resemble straitcoats, have stripes or orange at all, I promise.

I've still only got like 5 days *completely* done, all others are works in progress.  Ya'll make me feel like a slacker!

youll have to tell us this story later  ;)
i finished  12 items!!!!now to see if i can produce another 13


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 05, 2011 02:03:58 PM
I finished up my last item yesterday. Just need to wrap it all. I've made the tags though.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 05, 2011 05:08:59 PM
I finished another project tonight!  The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are coming through the piedmont/mountain regions of NC tonight so I skipped out on community band rehearsal and crafted.  I feel so much safer in my house instead of out on the road trying to drive an hour home from rehearsal.  This means that I have 9 days done I think.  I'm getting there!  I will defeat the crafting list!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: faemystique on September 05, 2011 05:54:01 PM
I am pretty much done, just got to wrap and pack and send!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 05, 2011 06:31:47 PM
I have 12 either completed or almost finished.  Just found the perfect _______ to make labels for the ______ that I found at goodwill.  I started it when we fisrt got partners but have been looking for what to embelish it with.  Woot Woot!  Day 13 is going to be a work in progress once I start it.  It will be a large if it works out, I so hope it does if not then I will need to come up with something else. At least when I get the basics down it should go pretty fast.

I had to come back and edit:   I just finished the goodwill item!!!  I bought a xyron sticker maker a few weeks ago at michaels with a 50% off coupon!  Dang I wished I would have know this thing existed.  It worked perfect to make the labels for my item.  Now I need to buy some _______ to put inside and I forgot , I need to make a _____kit to go with it!!!!   I want to keep it!!!!   Bad girl!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: dazeychick on September 05, 2011 07:38:21 PM
I just discovered a new craft online but sadly when I went to get _____ _____ they didn't sell it in the store so I now have to wait on it to come in the mail! I'm so disappointed, I wanted to make it right away!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 06, 2011 04:56:11 AM
My lovely partner and I live just around two hours from each other, so we're making plans to exchange our packages in person.  She's going to come for a farm visit and lunch.  How fun! 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on September 06, 2011 05:59:59 AM
I'm finished, just need to take the time to wrap them up and pack them.  Am I the only one having difficulty deciding the order in which pressies should be opened?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 06, 2011 07:41:31 AM
My lovely partner and I live just around two hours from each other, so we're making plans to exchange our packages in person.  She's going to come for a farm visit and lunch.  How fun! 
jealous.  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 06, 2011 09:18:26 AM
I have 6 done and 2 in progress.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 06, 2011 09:50:40 AM
I am not sure how many I have done but I finished two projects last night.  SO CUTE!!! I am planning on working on my biggest item over the weekend and will hopefully get it finished.....


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on September 06, 2011 10:15:49 AM
I have two items to finish just because I spelled it wrong


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 06, 2011 11:45:38 AM
I have made a lot of progress.  I have basically finished one, I just need to find a piece for the second item, and I have a couple more in progress that I prepped last night while catching up on two episodes of True Blood.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 06, 2011 02:39:40 PM
I was sick this weekend so I got next to nothing done  :-\, but I was able to pick up a few supplies I needed. Still have many things to finish and sendout are less than 3 weeks away.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on September 06, 2011 03:24:36 PM
I got quite a bit done during the long weekend.  I did a lot of wrapping, which I LOVE doing!  Wrapping makes me so relax and happy, its so weird.  All of the items no longer fit into a paper grocery bag.  They are currently in a large paper macy's bag as well as a paper grocery bag.  Anywho, I started the large items for my partner's daughters, and completed a small for the her hubby.

My lovely partner and I live just around two hours from each other, so we're making plans to exchange our packages in person.  She's going to come for a farm visit and lunch.  How fun! 
That's so cool!  I hope you two have a great time!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 07, 2011 03:22:51 AM
My lovely partner and I live just around two hours from each other, so we're making plans to exchange our packages in person.  She's going to come for a farm visit and lunch.  How fun! 

I'm very excited!  That's going to be a very busy weekend for me but it will TOTALLY be worth every minute of awesomeness!  :D 

I started cutting out pieces for another large last night only to discover that I cut out half of them backwards.  ::)  SO!  We'll just be making it twice as big.  ;D  Really, no one should ever be surprised when my craft projects end up being twice as big as the original plan.  ;)  I'm thinking that Saturday I'm going to sit down and figure out exactly how many days are done and what I have left to work on and start wrapping...  can you buy halloween wrapping paper?  Other than plain old black and orange?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 07, 2011 04:45:33 AM
I have no idea how many days I have complete! My house is a craft crazed mess lol...I need to find that damn list I made(you know the one you start and modify then misplace hehe) and wrap up what is done and complete some of the partially completed goodies.... ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 07, 2011 07:52:35 AM
I have no idea how many days I have complete! My house is a craft crazed mess lol...I need to find that damn list I made(you know the one you start and modify then misplace hehe) and wrap up what is done and complete some of the partially completed goodies.... ;D


I had to get a notebook. Much easier to find.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 07, 2011 10:38:32 AM
I'm making good progress. Waiting for this stupid rain to stop so I can paint and not inhale tons of fumes....


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on September 07, 2011 09:48:37 PM
can you buy halloween wrapping paper?  Other than plain old black and orange?
well, i had a a partner who wrapped everything in candy corn themed tissue paper, but it ripped. it looked adorable though!other ideas are to put them in halloween goodie bags and staple them shut if they are small enough. you can also get cute trick or treat bags from the 99 cents store and put it in that and tie it closed. you can also buy plain wrapping paper and make it halloween themed with stamps. oriental trading has alot of items that would be good for this. hope ive helped!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on September 08, 2011 06:47:38 AM
can you buy halloween wrapping paper?  Other than plain old black and orange?
well, i had a a partner who wrapped everything in candy corn themed tissue paper, but it ripped. it looked adorable though!other ideas are to put them in halloween goodie bags and staple them shut if they are small enough. you can also get cute trick or treat bags from the 99 cents store and put it in that and tie it closed. you can also buy plain wrapping paper and make it halloween themed with stamps. oriental trading has alot of items that would be good for this. hope ive helped!

I've been using black wrapping paper, and then spicing it up with halloween themed scrapbooking paper, fun ribbon, burlap, and gauze.  I had some Boo! tissue paper from last year, so I've been using that as well.  I also used a couple of plain gift bags, and put a little scrapbooking paper on it as well to cover up old logos, and it make it more halloweeny.

I'm gonna have to check out the dollar store for trick or treat bags, what a great idea!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 08, 2011 06:51:40 AM
Last year my partner used brown paper bags decorated with orange and black markers and they looked really cool! I just used random fall print gift bags that I had around the house... they worked fairly well too!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on September 08, 2011 07:24:14 AM

I had to get a notebook. Much easier to find.

Brilliant!  Thank you, I will definitely do this.  I have patterns in binders, but I just make notes on random papers which end up getting misplaced....


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jmiller614 on September 08, 2011 08:23:29 AM
I am using snowflake paper to wrap! Partly because I really like it but mainly because it is all I have and I want to use it up. But I think it looks lovely.

7 pieces finished and wrapped. 3 partly done. 3 yet to materialize. Getting there...


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on September 08, 2011 08:24:09 AM

I had to get a notebook. Much easier to find.

Brilliant!  Thank you, I will definitely do this.  I have patterns in binders, but I just make notes on random papers which end up getting misplaced....
The notebook I use has ideas from last summer, last years Halloween decoration plans, and all the swap notes I've done since I started swapping around the new year.  I'm horribly disorganized at home, and that single crafty notebook I keep has EVERYTHING in one place.  

As for my progress, I started something I've never done before, and it's over half way done, but I am so incredibly happy with it already.  I really hope my partner likes it as much as I do!  It's a large & I'm trying to figure out when it should be opened.  I'm finally feeling the pain of "Should this go before this? What should the last day be?" that you guys have been talking about.

I finally found the one thing I needed to make the _______ that I decided day one I was gonna make my partner, and it should be here any day.  Turns out it isn't being made anymore, which was why it was so damn difficult to locate in stores near here.  But I got it!  And didn't pay too much, either.  Yay ebay!  

I think I'm going to head to Michaels over lunch to pick up some small things, and a larger version of something I already got, but didn't really think about, because scale-wise it just won't work.  But that means I can use the smaller ones for something else.

Oh, and my container is partially done and I think I have a cute idea for tags & wrapping everything..  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 08, 2011 08:25:07 AM
Boy - my last item ended up being  much more trouble than I thought!  I gave it two tries (should have been so simple) but wasn't happy with either attempt so went with my original thought.  A little more involved, but ended up turning out well!  PHEW!  I'll be wrapping and packing in the next few days - Sederick - if you're out there your package will be on its way soon!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 08, 2011 08:37:31 AM
I think I have about two more things, plus some extra goodies and I'm done. Well, then wrapping, but I bought some creepy cloth at the $ store for some of that, and the rest may be a bit more plain...

I also think I'm going to wait until almost the last day to send... its a Monday I think, so I'll probably send the Thursday or Friday since that's easier for me. I don't want to send early and have my partner sitting with a box she can't open for any longer than needed... thats just cruel  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on September 08, 2011 10:51:37 AM
Audrey does NOT like          . In fact, it makes her so upset she has to talk and write in the third person.  >:(  So irritated. That aside, I finished the item! Woohoo! It just took waaaaayy longer than I expected and it was a large in time to begin with. Still, I love how it turned out and it goes super awesomely with the             that I made for another day for my partner! Double woohoo!

The last couple of days have been very productive for me. I also finished two other days. One item was part of two for a day and I already finished the other half. The other thing I finished was part five of five of another day. Sooooooo flippin' happy with how that one came out! 

I won't be able to work on anything today, but I will be able to pick up the last piece of what I need to work on for one of the last days when I go to work today. I will also be picking up stuff to wrap everything in so yayayayayayay! I think I'm gonna pick up a couple of little "extas" at work even though I've already crafted extras, too. There's just something about Halloween that puts you in a great mood!

I think I'm going to mostly wait on placing what items to what days until I've completed everything. My brain just isn't working otherwise. ;) I've a general idea, but will hammer out the details later.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Glamis on September 08, 2011 01:03:03 PM
I think I started every project by now but only got to finish 2. I am such a procrastinator!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 08, 2011 01:40:52 PM
Football season starts tonight. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll have all of my "sit in front of the tv" projects done. Then I'll procrastinate getting my sewing back out for round 2. Sewing Machine-1. Michelle-0.  >:(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 08, 2011 03:38:01 PM
I really need to take out everything that I have and figure out what I still need to do.  At this point I have stuff EVERYWHERE!  I still have no clue what I want to do for a container so I may just do an extra crafty item and throw treats in the box!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on September 09, 2011 07:31:39 AM
Should I be concerned that my partner hasn't posted in this thread since July?   :-\  I'm not the best for keeping up with threads, so I don't know whether to be worried.  I did pm her yesterday, just waiting to hear back.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 09, 2011 10:50:17 AM
Should I be concerned that my partner hasn't posted in this thread since July?   :-\  I'm not the best for keeping up with threads, so I don't know whether to be worried.  I did pm her yesterday, just waiting to hear back.

I would be a bit worried....Better to notice now though than to send and then nothing in return!  Would stink to get a Halloween box AFTER Halloween is already done for the year


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 09, 2011 01:57:07 PM
It's always good to send your partner a quick "how's it going" pm before you send. Especially when there's such a long crafting time :) Then if you don't hear anything, please let either me or PurplePaisley know asap.

Because of the number of swappers involved in this swap there are two groups. Please see the first post to see who you should contact for any problems, and when you send and receive. :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 09, 2011 04:08:13 PM
Just checking in ! I'm still here, and sort of crafting. I've been kinda busy lately, so I haven't gotten much done. I'm hoping to finish up this weekend though!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: hockamama on September 09, 2011 04:22:15 PM
Never mind, we're cool! It's all  good  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cabaute on September 09, 2011 07:01:14 PM
I really need to take out everything that I have and figure out what I still need to do.  At this point I have stuff EVERYWHERE!  I still have no clue what I want to do for a container so I may just do an extra crafty item and throw treats in the box!


Weee  lindyv321 I am right there with you!!!  I think I have stuff in every room!  All over the house!  I gotta go do a round up, I keep thinking to myself "Oh yeah, I almost forgot about ________"!   The container is going to be an interesting one for me as well.  Hmmmmmmmmm!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 09, 2011 07:45:03 PM
Hmmmm...last item completed, drying on the table, rogue amazon parrot climbs the chair leg and chews corner off of said project.  I may be able to disguise the damage done by the dastardly culprit!  I may decide to cover it in hundreds of shiny green feathers.   ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 10, 2011 04:35:34 AM
Hmmmm...last item completed, drying on the table, rogue amazon parrot climbs the chair leg and chews corner off of said project.  I may be able to disguise the damage done by the dastardly culprit!  I may decide to cover it in hundreds of shiny green feathers.   ::)

Oh no!  Bad bird!  He must have thought it would have been impolite not to taste it.  I hope it's repairable.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: NH822 on September 11, 2011 06:31:41 AM
Boxed up all my goodies last night.  Had to use two boxes.  Now I just have to make it to the PO. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on September 11, 2011 07:16:22 AM
Hmmmm...last item completed, drying on the table, rogue amazon parrot climbs the chair leg and chews corner off of said project.  I may be able to disguise the damage done by the dastardly culprit!  I may decide to cover it in hundreds of shiny green feathers.   ::)

Oh noes! Silly bird!

I keep having to find creative places to dry things to keep them out of reach of my cat.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: amycavy on September 11, 2011 10:56:45 AM
Still crafting away :) I'm not nearly as done as I thought I would be at this stage but it's too soon to panic. I've never sent late and I'm not about to start now! Lots of work to be getting on with tomorrow but tonight we drink Bulmers and eat junk food ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 11, 2011 01:01:24 PM
I've got everything wrapped and ready to be boxed up. I'm planning on shipping on Thursday, the same day I'm shipping for the Geezer swap. Now to find a box it all fits in....or 2.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 11, 2011 02:26:55 PM
And... I'm done!  Woo hoo!  I crafted everything this year, it's been fun!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 11, 2011 08:08:41 PM
checking in! took inventory of everything this morning and found i have 5 days completly done. i finished my container today and i LOVE how it turned out. i still have about 6 projects to finish and am hoping to start wrapping things up by the end of the week. stores are finally coming out with halloween stuff so i'll be able to start picking up some of my planned store bought items.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 12, 2011 04:01:01 AM
Not nearly as fast as my partner.  Family in from Florida this week.  Headed to the Houston zoo this morning, hope to find craft time this pm.  Most everything just needs finishing touches except 1 item I have yet to start.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 12, 2011 08:09:21 AM
How are people finished, shenanigans! Over the weekend I almost finished two smalls including the container, which turned out better than I thought it would. Now I just need to do some sewing, painting, and a few other things and then I can wrap up and box. Hopefully I am not making it sound easier than it actually is.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 12, 2011 11:59:49 AM
Just checking in.  My brother got married over the weekend so now that it's over I can focus on this swap and bang out the rest of the days, I am not as far along as I would like but I know I will get a lot of stuff done this week!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 12, 2011 12:18:55 PM
I have quite a bit more done than I thought.  I need to work on the more time consuming things this week and figure out how to wrap everything up.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on September 12, 2011 02:20:45 PM
i found really cute baggies to put my items in :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: faemystique on September 12, 2011 02:44:52 PM
I am officially completed. Everything is labeled and wrapped. Need only to visit the post office and mail it out!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 12, 2011 03:31:07 PM
So in some Halloween news, we decided to have a costume party this year at our house!  I also picked up my kiddo's costume's over the weekend.  My daughter is going to be a punky pirate and my son is going to be Darth Vader.  He at one point said he wanted to be a whoopie cushion but changed his mind :(  I think I am going to be a pirate too unless I can talk my honey into us either being Homer and Marge or Fred and Wilma.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 12, 2011 06:14:42 PM
@aisy that's what I did too! ^.^

Still need a get a bit done, then sending asap! Canada Post is ridiculous, so I want to send as early as I can to ensure it gets there in time!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on September 12, 2011 10:56:16 PM
Finished another item! Started and mostly finished a second item. Got super disappointed when I bought something for crafting with and found out it absolutely will not work, then got super excited when i found a different way to use it entirely!  So I know I keep saying I only have like 3 things or so to go, but I keep adding on. This addiction has to stop. Someone send me to a 12 step program.

Seriously, and I mean it this time, there are only 3 things left: Said exciting item from above, One              , and a              .

I also started making my little tags and packaging things up tonight and I am LOVING how it's all turning out. And I'm also pretty sure it will be in two boxes instead of one  ;) .

Have a great night everyone!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 13, 2011 04:06:58 AM
I finished two of my started projects last night.  Worked on another while headed to the zoo yesterday, it still needs several hours of work, but I can do that either in front of TV or while riding in a car.  I need to finalize the container just a bit. I also still have 1 project I need to start.  Headed to Galveston this morning so maybe later tonight I can get craft happy again!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 13, 2011 06:20:45 AM
I was half way through a large and had an epic fail. If I have the heart I'm going to start it again tonight. I have 6 days finished and 2 smalls I plan to make tonight.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on September 13, 2011 08:23:20 AM
My cat really needs to stop being 'helpful'

Have had to search the house for "safe" drying spaces. The top of the fridge looks mighty festive right now tho'  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 13, 2011 09:10:31 AM
The only safe place in our house is the garage or the guest room with the door closed... the top of the fridge/cabinets/anywhere high up is the cats' absolute favorite place to be...

I'm so close to being done... but I'm angry because something I have won't fit in the jar I want it to... I may need to search for a wider mouthed jar.  >:(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on September 13, 2011 05:19:22 PM
I was panicking then I took intentory: 8 days done, 5 to go and 2 are planned out ready to go! Ha! I am so on top of this...right?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: faemystique on September 13, 2011 09:57:59 PM
 OH [email protected]!)(*$)#(&*$)@(#&*$  I just realized that I was package happy last night and didn't take one dang picture of anything!! Partner, can you promise you should have no freakazoid camera issues to hinder your photography?  Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on September 14, 2011 07:18:37 AM
OH [email protected]!)(*$)#(&*$)@(#&*$  I just realized that I was package happy last night and didn't take one dang picture of anything!! Partner, can you promise you should have no freakazoid camera issues to hinder your photography?  Fingers crossed!

lol, I did that too with some of them.  I got too excited to wrap!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on September 14, 2011 01:52:15 PM
My cat really needs to stop being 'helpful'

Have had to search the house for "safe" drying spaces. The top of the fridge looks mighty festive right now tho'  ;)

HAHAHA!  Love it!  If it makes you any less frazzled, I personally think paw prints & fur only add to the charm of the pieces.  :)


Also, I just noticed, that "Send By" date is a Sunday.  Is that correct?  Was it supposed to be Sat or Monday (considering no delivery on Sundays?)?  Sorry if this was mentioned before, but I don't recall seeing it.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jillybeans on September 14, 2011 02:34:50 PM
Also, I just noticed, that "Send By" date is a Sunday.  Is that correct?  Was it supposed to be Sat or Monday (considering no delivery on Sundays?)?  Sorry if this was mentioned before, but I don't recall seeing it.

I talked to Phizzychick about it and she said its fine to send on Monday, the 26th.  She changed it in the body of the swap info, I believe.  I wanted to make sure I could send as late as a I could since I'm sending some perishables.

I'm working on an item for one of my partner's girls right now that I'm going to have a have a hard time parting with.  Its just so darn cute!  I wants to keep it!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 14, 2011 03:49:36 PM
I have 10 days finished!!  Not a single thing wrapped yet though!  ::)  I'm going to finish up the last few days this weekend and start picture taking and wrapping up!  I can't wait for next Sunday to roll around!! :D  I swear that Halloween is my own personal equivalant to Christmas!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on September 14, 2011 05:27:53 PM
My package shipped today :-)  After reading above I realized the pictures I took before wrapping were on the phone I just got an insurance replacement on, ao I hope Hope HOPE for no bad camera karma on my partners end as well!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 15, 2011 07:35:52 AM
My in laws left this morning at 4 to go back home to Florida.  My sister in laws niece was shot and is not doing well. she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She went through surgery yesterday.  The whole family is there so they decided to head back 2 days early.   

I have just about everything complete and am still on vacation until Monday.  I am going to attempt 1 more item but have plans to send on Saturday, I hope.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 15, 2011 08:34:16 AM
OK I have 8 days done and half of the rest of the 5 days done, so basically I have 5 items left and 1 of those items is a bought item, so I am seeing the end of this swap. It is bitter sweet because I love creating for my partner, but I am ready to work on other things too. So far I pretty much want to keep everything that I am about to send away, oh well. Now I just need to figure out packaging which is going to be crazy. I will most likely need two boxes because I created a few bigger items that will take up a a lot of room.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Sederick on September 15, 2011 08:44:21 AM
I am very excited.. all items done. Every item crafted except some extras. I hope my partner likes what I have made or it could be self imposed exile.. EXILE I say.
I am now at the part of the swap where I pray that it all makes it safe without any crushing and so forth. I just need to get more packing material.
Also.. I think I ended up buying my partner candy like 4 times.. and I left it on table.. right in front of me.. while crafting.. mmmm... candy..  maybe just one.. she probably wouldn't like that specific one anyway.. or... that...one.. OH CRAP.. off to wal-mart again


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 15, 2011 08:47:45 AM
I am very excited.. all items done. Every item crafted except some extras. I hope my partner likes what I have made or it could be self imposed exile.. EXILE I say.
I am now at the part of the swap where I pray that it all makes it safe without any crushing and so forth. I just need to get more packing material.
Also.. I think I ended up buying my partner candy like 4 times.. and I left it on table.. right in front of me.. while crafting.. mmmm... candy..  maybe just one.. she probably wouldn't like that specific one anyway.. or... that...one.. OH CRAP.. off to wal-mart again
LOL - it's probably just a message that I don't really NEED that candy.  ;)  My stuff is ready to go too - and I have the same concerned - definitely some breakables in there but I'm just gonna bubble wrap the hell outta it!  ;)  Should be on it's way by tomorrow!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Sederick on September 15, 2011 08:51:57 AM
Sweet!! then the sucky part is the damn box sitting there.. taunting..
Mine should also be sent tomorrow. I hope you like it. I tried some new things but no textile art.. I am really bad at it :) I guarantee NO throwaways though!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 15, 2011 09:37:58 AM
I was going to send out today but then I realized I haven't bought the candy yet, so it'll be tomorrow or Sat. before I sent. Now that I got paid, I may buy some more extras...except I don't know how I am going to ship all this stuff!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on September 15, 2011 10:20:27 AM
Got some more stuff done last night! I'm working on making the packaging today and should have all things but the perishible edibles done by tomorrow. I'll be sending on Monday and making the edibles on Sunday so there will be not spoilage - except in the excess category  ;)



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 15, 2011 11:06:56 AM
My package shipped today :-)  After reading above I realized the pictures I took before wrapping were on the phone I just got an insurance replacement on, ao I hope Hope HOPE for no bad camera karma on my partners end as well!



No worries, cameras are all good!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 16, 2011 09:34:35 AM
I'm going home tonight and working on my last few projects.  I still need to buy candy but I'll do that next week sometime.  I have to say, I'm really glad that MissingWillow and I are exchanging in person.  That way we don't have to worry about breakage or shipping issues.  *whew!*  I have positive thoughts that everyone's goodies will make it to its destination without any breakage for this swap!  :D

Ok - I ate lunch.  Now I'm going to go organize some more of my classroom.  Half day for students, teacher workday for us!  :D  yay!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 16, 2011 10:25:29 AM
We have our first sender.  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 16, 2011 10:40:46 AM
How are we doing the gallery? Everyone just create a post then update it each day? Do one big one at the end??


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 16, 2011 12:56:56 PM
How are we doing the gallery? Everyone just create a post then update it each day? Do one big one at the end??

Good question, noturavggeek!  Last year each person claimed their spot and updated it every day.  I found that I was just going back to my spot and updating it, not taking the time to browse through the entire gallery to see what everyone got that day.  But I'm lazy!  Any way folks want to do it is fine with me.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 16, 2011 01:31:11 PM
That's the way it's looking now. I think it's easier for people to have their own galleries...but I hope people do go look through all the goodies or they'll miss out! :-\


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Calabaza on September 16, 2011 01:38:08 PM
That's the way it's looking now. I think it's easier for people to have their own galleries...but I hope people do go look through all the goodies or they'll miss out! :-\

I will make sure and look! I don't want to miss out on anything Halloween  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lizziew on September 16, 2011 04:20:18 PM
Eeeeep! I am so worried by all your comments of finishing!! I have had so much on recently it's been hard to keep up. I have great contact with my partner though and I got paid today so can head into town to get some bits and bobs....

Does anyone know of anywhere that has Halloween items in the UK? It's crazy as there are Christmas items everywhere but I haven't seen any Halloween items... boohoo...

xxx


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: aisy on September 16, 2011 09:07:10 PM
have a bunch of extras. the only thing i have left to do is the food, which ill do right before sending next week


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cabaute on September 16, 2011 09:27:30 PM
What?!  Sending already?!  I guess I'd better get my butt in gear :D

Just finished another item, have *got* to figure out the packaging scenario soon, once I figure out how ginormous this package needs to be, lol!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 16, 2011 09:49:14 PM
I just finished the project I started yesterday, mega hours went in to this one.  I really like the way it turned out. I will have to think about days for unwrapping, it may be last not sure yet. Just a few things left to finalize in the morning. Then I am ready to start wrapping and labeling then in several boxes it will go.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Audania1 on September 16, 2011 11:00:13 PM
I am definitely going to be checking everyone else's gallery! How else are you going to wist or pin for next year?  ;)


I have completely finished crafting everything non-perishable. I also have said items wrapped, numbered, and awaiting two boxes to go into.

Hooray for Halloween!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: faemystique on September 17, 2011 01:38:18 AM
I will be sending on Monday!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 17, 2011 11:43:19 AM
Okay - despite my good intentions I won't be sending til Monday - everything is wrapped BUT....last night I was finishing my tags and I completely lost my white pen which was vital in finishing the tags sooo....either I find it or buy a new one - I'm really anxious to send it all on its way!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Sederick on September 17, 2011 12:10:18 PM
*L* Well thisbirdabsurd my partner.. despite my best intentions I also wont be shipping until..well Tuesday.. mine is not a lack of pen..it is a lack of funds and this sucker is heavy *L*


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 17, 2011 01:57:48 PM
Today was going really well, put the finishing touches on a bunch of items.  BUT I am having a HUGE issue with my sewing machine.  Unfortunately, while I was finishing up the ________ my machine jammed, and I thought rethreading the machine would do BUT that is not the issue.  After I calmed down, because the _______ is 80% complete, and looked up solutions to my problem I found out that I have to take it to get serviced.  This sucks!

What I think is wrong with it is the upper thread is getting caught in the hook race (I think that is what it is called).  After cleaning it and oiling it, nothing is working, the only lucky thing is that the sewing machine service place is 5 minutes from my apt.  Guess I know where I am going tomorrow.  Hopefully I can finish up in time.  eek!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 17, 2011 02:29:01 PM
SOOOOO I am wicked dumb.  I cleaned and oiled my machine BUT I didn't try changing the needle.  And what happened when I changed the needle?  It worked perfectly!  So I am back in business!

Lesson learned: I need to take better care of my things, which means I should probably take my car to a car wash.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 17, 2011 03:16:57 PM
i'm still finishing up some projects and checking and re-checking my lists. i will start packaging things tomorrow and will probably not send until friday. i sure am going to miss crafting for this swap.. it's nice having a reason to get up in the morning and spatter things with "blood."


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 17, 2011 07:30:38 PM
Officially through crafting.   ;D  I too am gonna miss crafting I had loads of fun.  :'(  Even scared the dogs with one project.  :o  Now to finish wrapping and labeling, then box it all up and get it on it ways hopefully Monday or Tuesday!!!  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 18, 2011 11:26:04 AM
I'm done creating this fro this swap!!  Sadly I am done. :)  Its been loads of fun crafting for this.  All I have to do is wrap everything up and buy candy.  :D  That will be Tuesday afternoon's project. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on September 18, 2011 05:01:04 PM
Finnnnnnnnnnnnnallly finished the large item. I still have some more smalls and such to go but there was a large I really really wanted to make so I did.

Hehe, Lrigrem. I'm so glad you think the fur helps. Because the *second* I finished this large, Oz grabbed it by the _____ and tried to drag it away. So the __________ has a tiny little toothmark in its _____ now.  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 18, 2011 05:11:04 PM
I hope to send Monday, and if not, definitely Tuesday!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 18, 2011 08:56:11 PM
All packed up and ready to go!  Fingers crossed that it all arrives safely - it's all packed in nice and snug with plenty of bubble wrap so I'm hopeful.  I got kind of attached to some of that stuff - and it's gonna kill me to have to wait for it all to be slowly opened!  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on September 18, 2011 10:17:21 PM
Still crafting. I kind of left all my sewing projects for the end, so now I am cutting fabric and ironing and sewing like a maniac. But, I'm on track to send out by Friday or Saturday, I hope. Trying to pack up all the stuff while doing my best to keep it all intact during shipment is going to be the greatest challenge yet!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 19, 2011 06:40:47 AM
I am almost done... I need to find a stupid _________ since the opening on the one I have is too small! Oh well, there's a $ Store/Michael's trip planned for today (plus Spirit Halloween and Lion King 3D) so I should be able to find one. Other than that I just need to break out the hot glue gun for some finishing touches and then pack everything up! It should be out Thursday/Friday sometime!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: seabound23 on September 19, 2011 09:01:56 AM
I'm thinking I'm on schedule for send outs Monday. I'm working on about 3 more things.....plus all my INSANE school work. But I'm finding it very easy to procrastinate homework with crafting!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 19, 2011 09:43:29 AM
Still need to buy ____ and my sewing machine was acting up so I couldn't finish the ______ or ______ this weekend. I have the ______ planned out and sketched I just need to make it and there is still one more project that I can't remember off the top of my head that needs to be done. Then I need to buy bubble wrap and start wrapping things and labeling. So hopefully send out on Saturday if not Monday.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: edwards1 on September 19, 2011 10:44:14 AM
Sorry I have been MIA. I have been working hard and so much stresses with school and what not! But, not done, but spending the weekend crafting so I will be sending just on time, or maybe a day late. =] Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 19, 2011 11:20:57 AM
Mine is happily on it's way - hooray!  I sure hope you like everything Sederick - it's gonna be impossible to wait til mid October for the fun to begin!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 19, 2011 12:01:03 PM
I am done!  Everything is all wrapped and ready to go, I just need to get my two boxes in the mail after I get paid Friday.  I am super happy with how everything turned out. 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 19, 2011 01:36:10 PM
My final project for this will be ready to be picked up tomorrow (the last step on it was something I had to bring it somewhere else to be done).
Then I will rush home, wrap that piece up, and off it will go!
I had tons of fun crafting for this one!!!! :3


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on September 19, 2011 02:03:24 PM

Received part 1 of 2 today - Ugh, the suspense is terrible... I hope it lasts.

I'm pretty close to being done, have to buy candy, get everything wrapped up, and find a box that'll fit it all.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on September 19, 2011 02:24:16 PM
Finnnnnnnnnnnnnallly finished the large item. I still have some more smalls and such to go but there was a large I really really wanted to make so I did.

Hehe, Lrigrem. I'm so glad you think the fur helps. Because the *second* I finished this large, Oz grabbed it by the _____ and tried to drag it away. So the __________ has a tiny little toothmark in its _____ now.  ;)

LOL!  It adds character!  You'll have to tell me where it was if I can't find it!

I'm chugging along...  Have to finish up my larges, and do some smalls.  I won't send until Monday most likely.  I can't send on Sat, and sending Fri requires it to be complete, packaged & ready to go on Thursday night, so I'm not sure that's feasible.  I spent all weekend learning how to ride a motorcycle - if anyone is in CA & wishes to learn, I totally recommend the CHP MSF course!  Now that that's finished, it's back to craft mode again.  And it's going to be easier to focus on crafting (starting earlier & staying up later) for the next few days since I'll have the house to myself for a while.  

Bobbinalong - that was great. ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jillybeans on September 19, 2011 03:11:27 PM
I have everything that is done wrapped, I just have to make treats on Sunday, package said treats, put it all in the box and haul it all to the post office on Monday during lunch.  Finding a box shouldn't be a problem, since my husband makes boxes for a living.  ^_^  I still have the containers to finish, and part of one of the days that is half done.

I laid all the fun wrapped packages out together yesterday and it was such a pile of fun!  I can't wait to for my partner (and family, because lets face it, there wasn't a lot of sharing going on) to start opening!!!  Is it Oct. 19th yet?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 19, 2011 06:48:43 PM
I managed to squeze in 1 more crafted item yesterday as an extra!!!  It goes with the ______, which goes with the _______.  A three part group!!!   I too am so excited for the 19th!  It is gonna be killer having packages that can not be unwrapped.  Last year it drove my BF nuts that I was so in control.  He spent more time lurking in the room where I put the packages until the opening began.

My partner Jonnamarco has agreed to let me send by UPS to her job.  This will be so much easier for the size parcels I have.  Hope to get them headed her way tomorrow and since we are in the same state, it should be a pretty quick trip!!!!



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 20, 2011 01:53:49 AM
Hey everybody, only 6 days till send outs! ;D

So no last minute pressure or anything... ;)

If you're going to be late sending for a legitimate reason please let me know as soon as you know. Hopefully no one is in that boat though with such a long crafting time! :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on September 20, 2011 08:40:54 AM
My partner should get her package today :-)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 20, 2011 08:50:21 AM
Went to the post office this morning and sent!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 20, 2011 09:19:16 AM
I'm all done crafting...just trying to figure out how to package the stuff :-X


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Calabaza on September 20, 2011 11:05:44 AM
Wrapped up quite a bit...then realized I didn't take pictures!  >:(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 20, 2011 11:23:45 AM
Wrapped up quite a bit...then realized I didn't take pictures!  >:(

That's ok I have 2 cameras if one breaks, which it shouldn't.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 20, 2011 12:04:08 PM
Hello,
We are starting to get notice of Swaps being sent. Please visit the gallery to see whose group you are in so you are sending your information to the correct person.
Thank you and Im so excitied to see everyone's goodies.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 20, 2011 01:53:04 PM
Just a reminder of those 2 groups, so you can check and make sure you're sending to the right person. ;D

If you need to check again they can be found in the first post of this thread and, like PurplePaisley has said, in the first post in the gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390137). Thanks!

Group 1 - please PM PurplePaisley when sending/receiving
1   Noturavggeek & AmandaBL
2   MissingWillow & Ffrogg526
3   AlmostDawn & Lrigrem
4   trisarahtops013 & eeyore_witch
5   Amycavy & lizziew
6   rainbowsewist & Alchamy513
7   Hockamama & ChristieAnn
8   cadet120433 & redpopsicles
9   Quaggy & jonnamarco
10   Cabaute & Purplepaisley

Group 2 - please PM Phizzychick when sending/receiving
11   Calabaza & RobbinZombie
12   Sederick & thisbirdsabsurd
13   Jillybeans & Audania1
14   Bobbinalong & jmiller614
15   Aisy & edwards1
16   dazeychick & NH822
17   sweetyetevil  & Lindyv321
18   LolaandBean & Strawberryh
19   faemystique & CleanFeelin
20   nostephot & glamis
21   lynnz232 & seabound23


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: faemystique on September 20, 2011 02:17:37 PM
Sent today!  I am concerned about arrival time since I am in Alaska but they said about 3 weeks... could be more and that scares me!  But its off on its way!  


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 20, 2011 04:34:17 PM
So I remember from the discussion thread that the reason we were sending a bit earlier this year is in case partners decided to start opening early so as to use the items this season.  Is anyone planning on doing that?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 20, 2011 06:28:08 PM
I sent today at 6 pm using UPS  and it is suppose to be delivered tomorrow!!!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!  3 boxes on there way!!!!

My partner and I did not discuss opening ealier, I decided to let her unwrap things I wanted her to use the longest and kept the more generic type things for the last few days, no order in size, as I wrapped and packed I found I had spoiled!!!

What fun!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: cabaute on September 20, 2011 06:48:23 PM
Ah, see I was debating about that!  I have a few items that I would love my partner to enjoy as long as possible, so I've just been planning it out such that some of those are opened earlier, even though they are "bigger" items than some of the ones later on.  I think I'm going to try to stick to the schedule if I can, though right now it looks like I may be traveling to TX to visit my Dad (who's fighting cancer) from 10/14-28... Which sort of throws a wrench in things, now that I'm thinking about it.  Hmmm!  I guess I'll wait and see if the traveling thing happens and then work out a game plan from there.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: aisy on September 20, 2011 10:58:55 PM
So I remember from the discussion thread that the reason we were sending a bit earlier this year is in case partners decided to start opening early so as to use the items this season.  Is anyone planning on doing that?
im definetly planning that!!i wrapped all my items so that my parter could open package 1 on oct 1, and so on. i just feel that it makes sense that way.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: faemystique on September 21, 2011 12:26:41 AM
Honestly I truly feel the same way... That way you can really enjoy your things another full 2 weeks before having to take them down!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: hockamama on September 21, 2011 06:12:36 AM
I've been finished and ready to send for a week or better.  However, I just haven't had the time to wrap everything and pack it.  I hate that that's the only thing keeping it from already being received....ah, well.  This weekend will see it get packed up and shipped out.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 21, 2011 08:33:13 AM
I received yesterday!!! Some of the packages were inadvertently opened when I opened the box and my fat cat decided to jump into the box and start rummaging. Needless to say he loves his gifts from AmandaBL! :-P


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on September 21, 2011 11:37:44 AM
Question on the Gallery.  It was mentioned not to post until someone received, but  everyone has started claiming mini-galleries, and people will start posting comments regarding those galleries (assuming some people agreed to open early as opposed to the Halloween countdown, or if people post teaser pics)... 
Doesn't this mean everyone should be reserving a gallery, that way the first 3-4-whatever pages are purely galleries, and THEN the comments will all be on the later pages?  I guess I am just confused, as it sounded like we weren't supposed to start reserving yet, but to me it makes most sense to me to reserve ASAP before teasers or swap photos are posted (since the resulting comments on photos, which can appear MINUTES after they are posted, obviously not giving enough time for others to create mini-galleries first).  This way makes sure all the first couple pages are gallery photos, and all comments, teasers, etc fall after.

Yay? Nay?

(So.... I guess what I'm saying is, I'm gonna go reserve my spot now.  Kthxbai.)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Audania1 on September 21, 2011 01:28:35 PM
Everything is pictured (except 1 item  ::)), wrapped and labeled, and will be packed in a  box soon. The only exceptions being edibles which will be all wrapped up and finished on Sunday. :) Yay!

Also, I will not be picky if my partner (and hubby) chooses to open theirs early. We didn't discuss that in the beginning, but I don't mind if she wants to get some extra use out of the items.

That said, everything edible will be labled "Stick me in the fridge!" or some sort so she won't have to dig for 'em  ;).

Gonna go reserve a spot in the gallery now!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 21, 2011 01:40:03 PM
I think my partner and I have decided to open starting on the first too. Just too dang hard to wait another month- plus this way we can start up with our Halloween spirit right off the bat!  ;)
  Gallery??  I didn't even know we had a gallery yet - maybe I ought to go check that out.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 21, 2011 03:14:09 PM
Yep, please make sure your galleries are first and then any posts about the goodies people have received go after. That way people aren't having to wade through lots of comments to see the goodies :)

When you open your packages and add your photos to your first post you can comment and post a link if you like after. Does that make sense? :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 21, 2011 04:19:07 PM
I sent and received today! Also, I don't remember any discussion of opening early. I did send an extra that I want her to open immediately so she can use them this year. I don't mind opening early if my partner doesn't. I guess we will have to talk to her.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 21, 2011 04:32:02 PM
Early or late works for me partner!  Although the gift that would fall on your birthday you would get early, that too would be ok.  Although mine have the exact date to open on then I think you could figure out the days they would need to be open if we start early!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: trisarahtops013 on September 21, 2011 06:06:23 PM
NCIS Season Four Halloween episode ! :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 21, 2011 07:12:59 PM
Everyone in Purplepaisley's group has been updated!! as sent or received


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: dazeychick on September 22, 2011 07:30:25 AM
had planned to finish up the ______ last night after dinner, however a storm came and knocked our power out.  :o working on my last few things today, work all weekend, wrapping and sending monday!! I just picked out my spot in the gallery, so exciting!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 22, 2011 07:53:48 AM
I have added a list of everyone's names with clickable links to their spot in the first post of the gallery. :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 22, 2011 10:55:52 AM
Thanks Phizzy, you rock!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 22, 2011 11:13:50 AM
I finished up two things last night, so all I have to do is make one more thing and then wrap everything up. I should be sending out on Saturday.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on September 22, 2011 11:42:47 AM

Took pictures and wrapped everything up.  Hubby's supposed to be bringing me a box home from work tonight, so hopefully I can ship tomorrow or Saturday - I may end up needing two boxes.  I'm really nervous, I hope my partner likes everything.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on September 22, 2011 12:14:20 PM
I have two items that I need to put the finishing touches on and one that I have to do right before I send, but that shouldn't take too long.  Unfortunately my bf ______ all the _______ so I have to go looking for some more UGH, so I have another little set back.

I am planning on sending Saturday so fingers crossed that I have no more set backs.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 22, 2011 02:49:55 PM
So I was not at work yesterday, but my boxes from quaggy came. This is what I saw when I opened the door to my office today:



Seriously, all three huge boxes are for this swap. OMG!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on September 22, 2011 02:56:25 PM

Holy cardboard, Batman!  How exciting!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 22, 2011 04:03:55 PM
All packaged up and ready to ship out. I will send on Monday my day off!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 22, 2011 04:35:40 PM
So I was not at work yesterday, but my boxes from quaggy came. This is what I saw when I opened the door to my office today:

Seriously, all three huge boxes are for this swap. OMG!

I told you I had fun!!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 22, 2011 10:16:15 PM
finally done! i finished up one project today and i don't think i've ever had more trouble with a swap item. everything is wrapped and in the box. tomorrow i'll stuff the rest of the space full of newspaper, seal it up, and ship it off to OK!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 23, 2011 12:43:24 AM
Goodness, those boxes are huge! :D

Just 4 more people needing to post their spots in the gallery; ChristieAnn, nostephot, rainbowsewist & Strawberryh and we are ready! I can't wait to see what you've all created! ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 23, 2011 06:37:57 AM
quaggy that is craziness!!  ;)  All my stuff fit into a 12x12 box...but remember - good things come in small packages...right?  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 23, 2011 07:10:00 AM
quaggy that is craziness!!  ;)  All my stuff fit into a 12x12 box...but remember - good things come in small packages...right?  ;)

My box isn't all that big either, and a couple of the items are really small, but there was a good amount of work that went into them and I had so much fun making them! I'll send out tmw or Monday, forgot the box running out of the house this morning :-\


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 23, 2011 09:11:31 AM
USPS.com says my packages to quaggy are going to be delivered today. Yay! There is only one large and one small box, as opposed to the three ginormous boxes I received, but I am hoping she loves her items as much as I know I am going to love mine.

Also, Now that I am staring at 3 giant boxes, I am not sure I can wait until the 19th to start opening. You want to start on the 1st quaggy? Also, are we really allowed to do that?



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 23, 2011 09:24:50 AM


Also, Now that I am staring at 3 giant boxes, I am not sure I can wait until the 19th to start opening. You want to start on the 1st quaggy? Also, are we really allowed to do that?


  Kinda sounds like most of us are gonna do that!  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Glamis on September 23, 2011 09:36:43 AM
one to go....


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 23, 2011 09:41:00 AM
I have boxes in boxes and I need more boxes, Sigh.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 23, 2011 11:08:03 AM
I have two boxes that are going out tomorrow!  I just PM'd sweetyetevil to see if she wants to start opening on the first or wait.  I don't know how I am gonna wait though! 

Quaggy was my partner in the 12 days of Christmas Swap last year I too received large boxes!  She told me then not to worry, she just makes big crafts HA!  (She also super duper spoils!!) 

I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with!  Oh yeah and Sweetyetevil, stay the heck away from my blog starting next week  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on September 23, 2011 11:23:55 AM
Sent today.  I did manage to fit everything in one box, but it weighed 15.4 pounds.  I hope I packed it all well enough that nothing gets broken!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: NH822 on September 23, 2011 11:27:28 AM
I sent today.  I used two medium priority mail boxes as one of them was really heavy.  I thought it funny the item would fit in a medium box but was too big for a large box.

heard a funny clunk sound when I put it into the mailbox...sure hoping I didn't break anything.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 23, 2011 01:04:29 PM
I'm impressed by the amount of packages already sent. I have a large that is 2/3s done and a couple of smalls that I'll finish in front of the tv tonight. (My Friday nights are wild and crazy.)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 23, 2011 01:55:23 PM
I'm impressed by the amount of packages already sent. I have a large that is 2/3s done and a couple of smalls that I'll finish in front of the tv tonight. (My Friday nights are wild and crazy.)

LOL my Friday's are pretty wild too!  Tonight will consist of Mother Son night at my kids school then I will be taping off the bathrooms to get ready for new paint while the kids watch Spooky Buddies!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 23, 2011 05:50:39 PM
quaggy that is craziness!!  ;)  All my stuff fit into a 12x12 box...but remember - good things come in small packages...right?  ;)

Yeah I had fun with this swap, Halloween is my favorite holiday!  Yes good things come in small packages!

2 of my items are recycled items that started out pretty big but I could not resist and my partner only lives about 4 hours away so a plus for shipping!!!

I just got one of my parcels today and BF asked when can you start opening?  I said Oct 19th, he said damn they make you wait that long before you can open it?   Last time I put my stuff in the front room where no one ever goes.  He spent more time in there until I started opening than he has in the last 10 years that he has been with me.  Too funny, this will bug him to death.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 23, 2011 06:05:26 PM
Oh c'mon quaggy - come to the dark side - start opening on the first!!  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 23, 2011 06:15:47 PM
Oh c'mon quaggy - come to the dark side - start opening on the first!!  :)

I am!!!!  jonnamarco and I have agreed, but shhhh!!!!  Not letting bf know till then, love seeing him on the edge and me being in total control!!!   


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 23, 2011 09:34:10 PM
Hey quaggy, there was one item in the box you received today that you are supposed to open immediately. It something that, well, you would want to use well before Halloween. Or, I hope you want to use it (or them to be more accurate).


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: aisy on September 23, 2011 10:00:28 PM
im hoping my items will fit in one box-argh im afraid of shipping!the postal workers at new paltz are a bit evil


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 24, 2011 04:05:57 AM
Hey quaggy, there was one item in the box you received today that you are supposed to open immediately. It something that, well, you would want to use well before Halloween. Or, I hope you want to use it (or them to be more accurate).
Hey quaggy, there was one item in the box you received today that you are supposed to open immediately. It something that, well, you would want to use well before Halloween. Or, I hope you want to use it (or them to be more accurate).

Just woke up and will tear in to my package right now.   I left my camera at work, so a photo in the gallery later. I have to go in for a few hours so I will grab it.  Be right back with another post!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 24, 2011 04:32:27 AM
Jonna sent me the best ever handmade halloween cards.  You bet I want them now and am going to use them!!!!!!  They are embellished with ribbons, stickers,flowers, hand stamping, flat back buttons she included the envelopes ans stickers for seals.   There are a couple that I will not part with and will be placed in a frame of some sort, my favorites to make wall art.   You should see the way my other days are wrapped and decorated surprise photo sometime today will be coming!!!!

My bf is still in bed but this is gonna make him go crazy to have all these perfectly wrapped gifts just screaming open me open me.  I am so excited and glad we are opening on the 1st!!! shhhhh he still doesn't know that.  If I get back from work and any of the presents even look like he has been in them a teeny tiny bit, there may be  a game here called Beat the sh_ _  out of someone!!!! And I know I will be the winner. ME, Me, Me!!!!!

Thank you jonna for such a well crafted perfect pre halloween gift, you're the best, I would never have thought to do this and may just steal the idea sometime. I love how everything is wrapped up and tagged so cute, the stamps you used where super!!!!!!!!!!  Off to get ready for work will be back posting in the gallery later!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 24, 2011 08:26:59 AM
i was able to fit everything into a 12x12x18 box. i didn't really plan out packaging before i started crafting so some days have more than one package. now that crafting is done and it's the weekend i don't know what to do with myself.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on September 24, 2011 09:30:25 AM
I am on my way as we speak to the post office to send this giant box (18 x 18) of awesomeness to Calabaza. I just hope it gets to her all in one piece (fingers crossed).


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lizziew on September 24, 2011 09:35:56 AM
Wow.... I've done it! It's sent!!!! Phew!!! xxxx


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 24, 2011 09:48:59 AM
Went to work got camera put in my hours, came home was gonna take pictures and my camera card is in my computor at work   ARRRGH  Headed to my sons to retile his fireplace, then back by work or store to get a new camera card if I can not find my spare one.  picture post will have to wait.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Calabaza on September 24, 2011 11:18:32 AM
I am on my way as we speak to the post office to send this giant box (18 x 18) of awesomeness to Calabaza. I just hope it gets to her all in one piece (fingers crossed).
Yay! Can't wait!
One of yours is about, oh, 12x9x3 and the other is about 16x8x8 (I'm guessing here, though). Packing took me forever to figure out. It was like playing tetris. I like tetris but I'm terrible at it.  ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 24, 2011 01:01:59 PM
I'm glad you like the cards quaggy. I had so much fun making them. I don't normally make cards but I just got inspired one day after work and was in my craft room until 2am making them. It was so fun!.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 24, 2011 03:59:42 PM
Look what came today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 24, 2011 05:10:54 PM
Jonna sent me the best ever handmade halloween cards.  You bet I want them now and am going to use them!!!!!!  They are embellished with ribbons, stickers,flowers, hand stamping, flat back buttons she included the envelopes ans stickers for seals.   There are a couple that I will not part with and will be placed in a frame of some sort, my favorites to make wall art.   You should see the way my other days are wrapped and decorated surprise photo sometime today will be coming!!!!

My bf is still in bed but this is gonna make him go crazy to have all these perfectly wrapped gifts just screaming open me open me.  I am so excited and glad we are opening on the 1st!!! shhhhh he still doesn't know that.  If I get back from work and any of the presents even look like he has been in them a teeny tiny bit, there may be  a game here called Beat the sh_ _  out of someone!!!! And I know I will be the winner. ME, Me, Me!!!!!

Thank you jonna for such a well crafted perfect pre halloween gift, you're the best, I would never have thought to do this and may just steal the idea sometime. I love how everything is wrapped up and tagged so cute, the stamps you used where super!!!!!!!!!!  Off to get ready for work will be back posting in the gallery later!!!!!
LMAO what a fun game!!! I threaten with brutality all the time and he laughs and me and tells the dog how abused they both are....yeah right! Spoiled lil boys!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 24, 2011 05:15:29 PM
I have two boxes that are going out tomorrow!  I just PM'd sweetyetevil to see if she wants to start opening on the first or wait.  I don't know how I am gonna wait though! 

Quaggy was my partner in the 12 days of Christmas Swap last year I too received large boxes!  She told me then not to worry, she just makes big crafts HA!  (She also super duper spoils!!) 

I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with!  Oh yeah and Sweetyetevil, stay the heck away from my blog starting next week  ;)
GEEEZZZZ! I had stayed away previously since it was noted in your profile that swap partners should now you tempt me with a specific shout out...I am weak...weak weak lol ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 24, 2011 06:00:00 PM
I can't wait for tomorrow!  Driving north to see my awesome partner and swap packages!!!  :D  HUZZAH!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 24, 2011 07:29:52 PM
My 2nd package arrived today!  I updated the gallery with my early gift of fantastic, pretty, well done, cute, really needed gift cards!  Go check them out!!!!!

As far as the game I am playing my presents are still wrapped and safe!  I think BF knows what would happen if he just happened to hurt, shake, break or damage anything that a fellow crafter pours their heart into!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 25, 2011 04:43:15 AM
My 2nd package arrived today!  I updated the gallery with my early gift of fantastic, pretty, well done, cute, really needed gift cards!  Go check them out!!!!!

As far as the game I am playing my presents are still wrapped and safe!  I think BF knows what would happen if he just happened to hurt, shake, break or damage anything that a fellow crafter pours their heart into!!!

Dang it.  Must. Bookmark. Gallery.  (Told you I was lazy)   :P  Looking forward to Ffrogg526's visit this afternoon! 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: hockamama on September 25, 2011 05:53:44 AM
I sent to ChristieAnn yesterday.  It went out in 2 large priority boxes, and one was almost too full to tape.  Her package got to me last week, and it's been sitting at the kitchen table, just taunting me.  My daughter is visiting from GA this weekend, and she begged me to let her see what ChristieAnn sent, so I let her open it.   I wish I had taken pics of the wrapping, because it was so cool, all wrapped in black tissue paper, with white writing and great monster stickers.  Alas, I didn't think of it until afterward :(

I really wanted to look at everything, but I bit my cheek and walked out of the room.  I can't even tell you how hard it was not to peek when my girl would say, "Oh, mama, you're going to LOVE this.  Oh, and this too!"  She says that I will be super duper happy with this package when it comes time to open  :D  Now I want to dig through everything immediately....

Thank you in advance, ChristieAnn!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jillybeans on September 25, 2011 08:39:47 AM
I finally finished my containers after scraping the the first idea I wanted to do, and instead did something I was more comfortable with.

Today is treat making day!  Woot!  So fun!  I'm gonna go get a jump on it right now.

My hubby brought me boxes, but they are on the small size.  I think I'm going to box everything up tomorrow at work where I know I have a couple bigger boxes.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on September 26, 2011 01:25:28 AM
Everything is wrapped, boxed and ready to go to the PO later today!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 26, 2011 05:16:36 AM
Sendout day! ;D

Thanks for all the PMs I have already, I'm going to work through them today.

I spent the morning in A&E after falling off my bike and have 2 broken ribs so I probably will be popping in and out all day, so don't worry if you're not updated immediately. I will get everyone updated today though!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 26, 2011 05:23:00 AM
I spent the morning in A&E after falling off my bike and have 2 broken ribs so I probably will be popping in and out all day, so don't worry if you're not updated immediately. I will get everyone updated today though!

Oh no!!!! take care of yourself first!!!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on September 26, 2011 08:04:03 AM
Sendout day! ;D

Thanks for all the PMs I have already, I'm going to work through them today.

I spent the morning in A&E after falling off my bike and have 2 broken ribs so I probably will be popping in and out all day, so don't worry if you're not updated immediately. I will get everyone updated today though!

Oh my gosh! I hope you are ok, I mean as ok as you can be with 2 broken ribs.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Glamis on September 26, 2011 08:39:49 AM
I managed to stay under a reasonable priced weight for international shipping. Hooray! And have a good and safe trip over the Atlantic Ocean package! The items I made are all rather small but made with ♥  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on September 26, 2011 08:42:51 AM
Just got back from the post office where I sent 3 boxes on their way to California and cadet!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 26, 2011 08:48:14 AM
OUCH Phizzy!  Whatever you do - don't sneeze!  ;)
  By the way - is October here yet?  :D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: NH822 on September 26, 2011 11:59:32 AM
po says both my packages are being delivered to dazeychick today!  keeping fingers crossed there was safe travels :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 26, 2011 12:48:19 PM
Oh Phizzy I hope you heal quickly!  Ouch!

I sent out on Saturday and can't wait for sweetyetevil to receive!  I am so happy with how everything turned out this year :) 


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jillybeans on September 26, 2011 02:19:14 PM
Audania1's packages are out in the mail!  I couldn't fit them all into the large box I had, so I had to include one smaller box, as well.  The big box was so big that I couldn't carry both in at the same time.  When I got into the post office with the big box and was heading up to the counter the lady jokingly told me the package was too large to mail and I would have to take it back.  lol!

phizzy, I hope you feel better soon!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on September 26, 2011 07:30:28 PM
MissingWillow and I have sent and received!  It was so awesome!  I got to meet all the sheep and the goats and the chickens and Jessica the cow.  It was fantastic!  And MissingWillow was pretty awesome too!  ;)  Thanks so much for inviting me into your home!!  I'll post pictures in the gallery when I have 30 minutes to sit down and focus on craftster!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on September 27, 2011 02:30:32 AM
Thanks guys! I'm still breathing, if shallow, so that's the main thing! :D

I still need to hear from 4 people if they've sent. Please contact me and let me know you've sent asap!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 27, 2011 04:03:31 AM
MissingWillow and I have sent and received!  It was so awesome!  I got to meet all the sheep and the goats and the chickens and Jessica the cow.  It was fantastic!  And MissingWillow was pretty awesome too!  ;)  Thanks so much for inviting me into your home!!  I'll post pictures in the gallery when I have 30 minutes to sit down and focus on craftster!

It was really fun meeting you, Ffrogg!  I'm looking forward to seeing pictures.  :) I've never swapped in person before, I highly recommend it.  We've decided to jump on the October 1st train, which is Saturday.  Eeep!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Audania1 on September 27, 2011 10:05:16 AM
I sent yesterday! It was a super busy day all day long so I had to get her package out right when the p.o. opened, so hopefully that means it will get to her that much sooner! LOL! I know I've said it before, but crafting for this swap was just so much fun! I was able to fit everything into one large box. I'm not really feeling the anxiety yet, but I'm sure that as the days go by I'll be getting more anxious by the moment! I'm confident though! Some of my items are smallish in size, but big in time and craftiness  ;) and I'm sure Jillybeans is gonna love them.

And now.......... the wait!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 27, 2011 10:27:32 AM
So I'm not sure if all my PMs are going out correctly, or coming in correctly (its been pretty quiet in my inbox lately). So in case PurplePaisley or rainbowsewist missed it, I ended up in the emergency room Sunday when I was planning on packing everything up! Everything is fine now, and its going out first thing tomorrow morning... sorry for the slight delay, I hate sending late!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: dazeychick on September 27, 2011 11:38:05 AM
My partner and I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and open on the 1st! I can't wait til Saturday now!  ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: quaggy on September 28, 2011 05:23:50 PM
I know, I am counting down the days till the 1st.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 28, 2011 05:41:06 PM
My package went out today, I'll be sending the proper PMs very soon!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: faemystique on September 28, 2011 06:44:56 PM
I received my package from Clean feelin today!  Yay!!



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 28, 2011 07:43:41 PM
i received three packages today from redpopsicles! i couldn't resist opening the boxes :) all of the wrapping is green and shiny/sparkly! as if i wasn't going to have a hard enough time not tearing everything open at once, redpopsicles had to go and make everything sparkly  ;) i think we're also going to open on the first, if my package arrives to her in time. soooo excited!!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Glamis on September 29, 2011 10:40:00 AM
I received my package and now it is sitting on my coffee table exuding a slight chocolate odor....


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 29, 2011 12:26:56 PM
The 1st is only two days away!  sweetyetevil should be getting her two packages tomorrow, just in time!  Mine should be here on Monday which means that I will get to open up three in order to catch up ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on September 29, 2011 12:32:42 PM
I didn't send on time, and felt really bad about it, but sent package #1 via 2-Day yesterday so it'd arrive Friday for sure.  SOOO expensive.  But totally worth it after checking the tracking number of the package that UPS picked up at 4:30pm, and it's on the other coast already.  Love that.  Almost Dawn, You should have your first package tomorrow!  

If you choose to open it, know that Day 13 is NOT wrapped - so you will see your container right away.  But you can do that if you want, because the container has stuff in it, so as long as you don't open it/dump anything out, you'll still have some surprises on Saturday.  No peeking.  ;)
I included goodies at the top of the package for immediate usage, so as long as you're ok with spoiling the surprise for the container portion of Day 13, go for it!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on September 29, 2011 01:28:53 PM
Ahhhhh! You know I can't wait!

It just so happens that my home UPS guy is the same that comes to my work. He always goes to work first he told me. Today he came by and I was in the back of the truck going "Do you have anything for my house? Do you? Do you?" Even though I knew he wouldn't  ;D

I might be able to convince him to give it to me at work tomorrow tho'.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: NH822 on September 29, 2011 07:17:54 PM
I received today.  I had to hide the box away so I am not tempted to open everything tonight!!!  So looking forward to opening!  I think I am equally excited for my partner to open as well :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: noturavggeek on September 30, 2011 06:27:22 AM
My opening already started when Murphy jumped into the box and ran off with his goodies...then he came back looking for more stuff!!! Greedy little fluff ball ::) Luckily he didn't open anything else and ruin the surprise!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 30, 2011 07:30:53 AM
Apparently rainbowsewist is having major internet problems and hasn't really been able to get online lately... I do hope I hear from her soon though!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Sederick on September 30, 2011 08:26:04 AM
tomorrow. BUM BUM BUMMMMMMMMM well..for those of us who are starting on the first.. and I am one of them :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 30, 2011 09:21:39 AM
Apparently rainbowsewist is having major internet problems and hasn't really been able to get online lately... I do hope I hear from her soon though!

Hi,
I sent a message to her, asking for a update on when she plans to send. But also I have not
heard back from her. I will keep you updated.
Tonya
purplepaisley


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Alchamy513 on September 30, 2011 09:25:51 AM
Thanks! She posted on her blog last week that she was having internet trouble, and I did PM and email her as well.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on September 30, 2011 11:20:11 AM
tomorrow. BUM BUM BUMMMMMMMMM well..for those of us who are starting on the first.. and I am one of them :)
Count me in on that...if I stay up past midnight does that count as tomorrow?  ;)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Sederick on September 30, 2011 11:38:38 AM
I see nothing wrong with that


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Audania1 on September 30, 2011 03:30:26 PM
I received the larger of the two packages my partner sent today - hooray! As I told her, I'm a glutton for punishment, and opened the top of the box. And let me tell you, I am disgusted (read *in serious awe*) of her awesome wrapping skills! Everything is so neat and cute and Halloweenie. I'm keeping every ribbon from every tag and I'm definitely going to have to take her wrapping ideas for other swaps/holidays/birthdays.

Thank you so much, Jillybeans!!!! I can't wait for you to get your package too!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on September 30, 2011 04:33:18 PM
BAH!  I just found the tag for Day 1 on my desk.  My bunny ate the original tag, so I had to take it off & make a new one, which my work desk apparently ate & just spit back up.

So Al, when you get your second package, the black Chico bag in there on the top?  DON'T OPEN IT.  That's DAY 1, and the last thing you can open.  Got it?  No peeking, either, I ran out of tissue paper (not that it would have covered it anyway), so it's just stuffed into one of my Chico bags, with some stuff shoved in there to make it a little harder to see what's in it (Chico bag is a little sheer).  ;)  BTW, if you've never had a Chico bag, now you have one.  And they are awesome.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: cabaute on October 01, 2011 07:03:44 AM
Waiting not quite patiently for my package to arrive!  Tonya (Purplepaisley) and I agreed to begin opening right away... Wheeeeee!!!!  I'm really happy we decided to go that route also, since I just found out that I'll be traveling for work from 10/14-10/28 and will be missing a lot of my favorite Halloween time at home. :(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on October 01, 2011 07:18:38 AM
I've posted my "Day 1" on page 3 of the gallery - check it out!!!   ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 01, 2011 08:08:45 AM
Waiting not quite patiently for my package to arrive!  Tonya (Purplepaisley) and I agreed to begin opening right away... Wheeeeee!!!!  I'm really happy we decided to go that route also, since I just found out that I'll be traveling for work from 10/14-10/28 and will be missing a lot of my favorite Halloween time at home. :(
Im excited to. I'm glad we decided to open early, so you get to enjoy before you have to travel for work.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lynnz232 on October 01, 2011 08:34:52 AM
Just got my package... Can't wait to begin opening :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on October 01, 2011 08:59:27 AM
BAH!  I just found the tag for Day 1 on my desk.  My bunny ate the original tag, so I had to take it off & make a new one, which my work desk apparently ate & just spit back up.

So Al, when you get your second package, the black Chico bag in there on the top?  DON'T OPEN IT.  That's DAY 1, and the last thing you can open.  Got it?  No peeking, either, I ran out of tissue paper (not that it would have covered it anyway), so it's just stuffed into one of my Chico bags, with some stuff shoved in there to make it a little harder to see what's in it (Chico bag is a little sheer).  ;)  BTW, if you've never had a Chico bag, now you have one.  And they are awesome.

Awh. Man...no peeking??  :P

I have never had one! Soooo excited.
Silly bun bun eating tags.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Calabaza on October 01, 2011 05:26:15 PM
I really hope my package is actually past the "acceptance" phase in its postal journey. USPS says expected delivery was today but I am packageless and there are no updates on the tracking  :(
On the other hand this means I get to open 3 days worth if it shows up Monday. Awesome! Triple the Halloween goodness! As if it wasn't good enough already  ;D

@RobbinZombie: the pillowcase was trying to be eyeballs but suckers work too. I'm artistically challenged and could not get the irises (irisi?) to look right so I left them out  ::)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on October 02, 2011 10:57:33 AM
I really hope my package is actually past the "acceptance" phase in its postal journey. USPS says expected delivery was today but I am packageless and there are no updates on the tracking  :(
On the other hand this means I get to open 3 days worth if it shows up Monday. Awesome! Triple the Halloween goodness! As if it wasn't good enough already  ;D

@RobbinZombie: the pillowcase was trying to be eyeballs but suckers work too. I'm artistically challenged and could not get the irises (irisi?) to look right so I left them out  ::)

I'm sure it's on it's way.  USPS sucks are tracking (last time I shipped with them, it didn't show anything other than label created until it arrived on the other coast at it's destination! grrr!).  And my package is scheduled for delivery on Monday, so I'm looking forward to opening three days, too!  YAY!

And I saw eyes, until she said tentacles, now that's all I see.  :)


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Phizzychick on October 02, 2011 11:41:26 AM
Oh my goodness you guys! So many amazing things in your galleries already. I can't wait to see what's in store for the days to come! ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: faemystique on October 02, 2011 01:29:14 PM
My package also says acceptance and three of mine were mailed on the 20th... I too am hoping they are making their way across the country to their partners.   :-\


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: AmandaBL on October 02, 2011 05:09:23 PM
Ha ha I'm glad Murphy liked his toys.  I've never made pet toys before, so I hope they're ok.  I sewed two layers with separate seams encasing the cat nip so hopefully it all holds together or you will have a mess to vacuum up!



Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: RobbinZombie on October 03, 2011 07:07:37 AM
I really hope my package is actually past the "acceptance" phase in its postal journey. USPS says expected delivery was today but I am packageless and there are no updates on the tracking  :(
On the other hand this means I get to open 3 days worth if it shows up Monday. Awesome! Triple the Halloween goodness! As if it wasn't good enough already  ;D

@RobbinZombie: the pillowcase was trying to be eyeballs but suckers work too. I'm artistically challenged and could not get the irises (irisi?) to look right so I left them out  ::)

Either way I love my new pillowcase and when I opened it, it was midnight and I was super tired.

Yeah everyday I have been checking the DC and it hasn't changed and I sent it last Saturday so hopefully you will receive it today.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Calabaza on October 03, 2011 12:31:42 PM
Mail came and no package  >:( And tracking still is stuck on acceptance!
The bright side: At this rate I may get to open all 13 days at once.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: redpopsicles on October 03, 2011 12:44:19 PM
Yay! I came home from running errands today to find a glorious box on my doorstep filled with goodies from cadet! The postman faked me out, too, because he delivered the paper mail at about 9AM this morning, but the box didn't come until the afternoon. I'm uploading pics now, so everyone can see my wrapped goodies and my awesome "The Raven" tote! ;D


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: whatthepuck on October 03, 2011 07:43:19 PM
I finally sent today. (I broke Day 4!) I sent it priority and the expected delivery is Wednesday. I'm not sure I believe that.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on October 03, 2011 08:26:01 PM
Darn it!  Expected delivery was supposed to be today, but no package, and it still hasn't been scanned since Memphis!  BAH!!!   I have a late night tomorrow, too!  Double BAH!

AlmostDawn's package left LA on Saturday, and is on schedule for Thursday (for her 2nd package), but no update today.  They at least delivered the first package on time, so I have more hope for them to deliver on time, but geez.  What is going on with the post lately?  Does no one scan anything anymore?  It's not Christmas yet, why is everything going so slow for everyone?  It's weird.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jillybeans on October 04, 2011 09:55:06 AM
audiana1's package to me is out for delivery!!!!1!  I hope they deliver it soon so that I can go run and grab it on my lunch!  pleaseohpleaseohpleaseoh deliver it soon!!!!  Super excited, can you tell?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: AlmostDawn on October 04, 2011 02:33:21 PM
Darn it!  Expected delivery was supposed to be today, but no package, and it still hasn't been scanned since Memphis!  BAH!!!   I have a late night tomorrow, too!  Double BAH!

AlmostDawn's package left LA on Saturday, and is on schedule for Thursday (for her 2nd package), but no update today.  They at least delivered the first package on time, so I have more hope for them to deliver on time, but geez.  What is going on with the post lately?  Does no one scan anything anymore?  It's not Christmas yet, why is everything going so slow for everyone?  It's weird.

Grr. They need to give you your box!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on October 05, 2011 09:46:48 PM
Grr. They need to give you your box!

They gave it to me!  They gave it to me!  I'm about to upload & post pics in the gallery! 
PICS OF AWESOME!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on October 07, 2011 12:41:17 PM
Darn it!  Expected delivery was supposed to be today, but no package, and it still hasn't been scanned since Memphis!  BAH!!!   I have a late night tomorrow, too!  Double BAH!

AlmostDawn's package left LA on Saturday, and is on schedule for Thursday (for her 2nd package), but no update today.  They at least delivered the first package on time, so I have more hope for them to deliver on time, but geez.  What is going on with the post lately?  Does no one scan anything anymore?  It's not Christmas yet, why is everything going so slow for everyone?  It's weird.

I think something fishy is going on with the USPS.  The same thing is happening to me.

Faemystique sent hers on time and it's coming from Alaska and there has been no scanage action.  It has to come a long way - all across the country to get here - but after this extra L-O-N-G week I hoping to get it today, guess I just have to exercise more patience.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Calabaza on October 07, 2011 01:58:40 PM
Darn it!  Expected delivery was supposed to be today, but no package, and it still hasn't been scanned since Memphis!  BAH!!!   I have a late night tomorrow, too!  Double BAH!

AlmostDawn's package left LA on Saturday, and is on schedule for Thursday (for her 2nd package), but no update today.  They at least delivered the first package on time, so I have more hope for them to deliver on time, but geez.  What is going on with the post lately?  Does no one scan anything anymore?  It's not Christmas yet, why is everything going so slow for everyone?  It's weird.

I think something fishy is going on with the USPS.  The same thing is happening to me.

Faemystique sent hers on time and it's coming from Alaska and there has been no scanage action.  It has to come a long way - all across the country to get here - but after this extra L-O-N-G week I hoping to get it today, guess I just have to exercise more patience.

USPS does seem to be having issues lately. I've never had much trouble with them but ever since that website redesign I've had nothing but trouble! Maybe that's just coincidence, though.

Over in the local attractions swap there have issues aplenty! And those packages are generally not big.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on October 08, 2011 12:53:42 PM

Yeah, something funny must be going on.  I messaged my partner to let her know I had gotten both boxes and she said ... "I only sent one!".  So funny.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Lrigrem on October 08, 2011 02:46:44 PM

Yeah, something funny must be going on.  I messaged my partner to let her know I had gotten both boxes and she said ... "I only sent one!".  So funny.
That's just weird. Did they open the packages (maybe the box was ruined?) and have to repackage it?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: bobbinalong on October 08, 2011 04:07:07 PM
That's what I'm assuming happened, they may have tore it or busted it open and they just stuck back in a couple of boxes.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: jonnamarco on October 08, 2011 07:11:01 PM

Yeah, something funny must be going on.  I messaged my partner to let her know I had gotten both boxes and she said ... "I only sent one!".  So funny.

Whaa? That is just weird.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: faemystique on October 09, 2011 04:39:30 PM
Darn it!  Expected delivery was supposed to be today, but no package, and it still hasn't been scanned since Memphis!  BAH!!!   I have a late night tomorrow, too!  Double BAH!

AlmostDawn's package left LA on Saturday, and is on schedule for Thursday (for her 2nd package), but no update today.  They at least delivered the first package on time, so I have more hope for them to deliver on time, but geez.  What is going on with the post lately?  Does no one scan anything anymore?  It's not Christmas yet, why is everything going so slow for everyone?  It's weird.

I think something fishy is going on with the USPS.  The same thing is happening to me.

Faemystique sent hers on time and it's coming from Alaska and there has been no scanage action.  It has to come a long way - all across the country to get here - but after this extra L-O-N-G week I hoping to get it today, guess I just have to exercise more patience.

whats more is that I sent all three packages (two for the big 13 days of halloween swap) on the same day and only two have actually gotten through Federal Way WA.  They told me it took a week to get to seattle.  Okay, its been what almost three???? and one still hasn't scanned through there?  Where are those darn packages?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 10, 2011 02:41:58 PM
I sent two boxes and thus far only one has been received.  I called USPS to find out what is going on and the last I heard it was all the way in PA!  Supposed to be in the Great Lakes area so I have no idea how it ended up in PA.  I have my fingers crossed that it gets tracked down and to the right place ASAP!  Seems there has been a lot of problems with them lately, I wonder if it's cause they are cutting down on staff already??


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: CleanFeelin on October 10, 2011 07:45:51 PM
Well the package has appeared in WA, hopefully that means it means the package is on its way.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: faemystique on October 11, 2011 06:10:36 PM
Well the package has appeared in WA, hopefully that means it means the package is on its way.

Well I will continue to wait until you receive it before opening mine!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 12, 2011 09:56:46 AM
The second box I sent was returned to me yesterday and I will be resending it out today.  I was very careful and made sure that I got the address and everything perfect!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 05, 2012 03:41:11 AM
Tis the season... will this swap be happening again this year?


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: Sederick on July 05, 2012 07:46:20 AM
I have been watching but I haven't seen mention yet :(


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 09, 2012 10:58:46 AM
DeadBathDucky organized the past two rounds but hasn't been active for a while now.  I started a new topic under Swap Ideas https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411187.0

Maybe we can see who is interested and get an organizer.


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 09, 2012 11:56:15 AM
Thanks for doing that, Lindy!


Title: Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 10, 2012 03:00:00 PM
Round 4 has been opened by PurplePaisley if anyone is interested this year
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411256.0