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Title: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 06, 2012 04:09:14 AM

Here's the GALLERY (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404473.0)

Let’s all get organized and swap some fabric baskets (or buckets, boxes, or bins—any sort of free-standing fabric storage container)!

Here is a link to a list of ten tutorials (http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/02/22/how-to-make-fabric-storage-baskets/) for all of these options.  Beginner sewists might feel intimidated by this idea, but there is probably something in the list of tutorials that you could tackle.  Here’s another: Square-bottomed canvas bucket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204022.0).  I also posted a tutorial on my blog (http://www.lesliesartandsew.blogspot.com/2012/01/fabric-basket-tutorial.html) for the baskets in the picture above. You don't have to use any of these tutorials or patterns, though.  If you have a link not included here, share it with us below!

Details of swap:
--You will craft one fabric storage container, using any pattern or design, PLUS one small crafted item to suit your partner’s tastes.  
--You will have a little over 3 weeks to craft, from 2/11/12 to 3/6/12.
--You have creative freedom to use any fabric, any embellishment, any technique you want to make your fabric basket and the extra; just be sure it is something your partner will like, by looking through her wists or pinterest, and questionnaire.
-- Please post in this thread (or the gallery thread) at least once a week so we know you are still crafting with us.

*PLEASE READ THIS!*
- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important.  Please stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery.
- HAVE FUN!

Limited to a certain number of people? Yes, 40
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Leslieshappyheart and susanab
Sign-up date range:  Feb. 6 – Feb. 11th
Date to send item by: Mar. 6th, 2012


Swap Co-organizers themselves meet 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
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap Co-organizers will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your co-organizers .
If you want to participate, send the questionnaire below to both "susanab", and "Leslieshappyheart"


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Fabric Basket Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

1.  Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people?
2.  Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or animal products)?
3.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
4.  Favorite colors?
5.  Least favorite colors?
6.  Do you have specific colors that you would like to be used for your fabric basket?
7.  Are there any crafted items that you would especially love to receive?
8.  Are there any crafted items that you do not want to receive?
9.  What crafts do you do?
10.  Are there any fabric patterns/designs that you love(checks, polka dots, stripes, etc.)?
11.  Are there any fabric patterns/designs that you can't stand?
12.  What are some of your favorite things/styles/themes (vintage, cats, moustaches, nature, robots, etc.)?
13.  Are there any styles/themes your partner should avoid?
14.  If you have any other strong dislikes that might pertain to the swap, please let them be known:
15.  Please give a link to your Wists, Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, etc (if you don't have one, please start one today!):
16.  Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of what you would like to receive. The more information you give, the better she can craft for you.  If you have any specific items in mind, add a link to them:

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO BOTH “susanab”, AND “Leslieshappyheart” VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE; DO NOT POST IT HERE.
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap


PARTICIPANTS:
1.  susanab
2.  Leslieshappyheart
3.  texscrapper
4.  FeliciaSlayDCRG
5.  CraftyMamaBee
6.  fiddlegirl8
7.  StickerChic87
8.  Sharalee
9.  franknhurter
10. wendiek
11. ckchan
12. Eclectic Dreamer
13. silentblair
14. imebears --welcome first-time swapper!
15. zkatom
16. Deece in MN
17. littlehajerika

PARTNERS!!
susanab <---> imebears
franknhurter <---> littlehajerika
silentblair <---> wendiek
ckchan <---> Deece in MN
CraftyMamaBee <---> FeliciaSlayDCRG
Sharalee <--->StickerChic87
fiddlegirl8 <---> texscrapper
Eclectic Dreamer <---> zkatom

Because there is an odd number of us officially in this swap, I (Leslieshappyheart) will participate "officially" as an organizer, and "unofficially" with my personal swap partner, divogt.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 06, 2012 07:32:23 AM
I'm in.  :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 06, 2012 09:04:40 AM
All sent in and ready to go!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 06, 2012 09:39:04 AM
I just signed up as well!  I already see recent partners are here!  Yippee - fun looking swap!!   :D

AND - Just to maybe get a jump start on this swap, I bought the two kinds of Pellon needed for the basket(s), this past weekend at Joann's - well, I had coupons that were about to expire, so why not!!  I also treated myself and bought a new (little) rotary cutter and blades - my friend swears by the skinny one.  I'm all ready, set, GO!!!!   8)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 06, 2012 09:52:12 AM
Well, fiddlegirl8, if you're ready, I'm ready!! 

(Oh.  We have to wait until Saturday) :P


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Koreena on February 06, 2012 10:12:33 AM
Grrr  I really wanted to join this swap... have toooo much on the go though (and also have an upcoming vacation).   :(  Too bad for me.  Enjoy the swap ladies, I look forward to round 2  :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 06, 2012 10:16:35 AM
I just signed up as well!  I already see recent partners are here!  Yippee - fun looking swap!!   :D

AND - Just to maybe get a jump start on this swap, I bought the two kinds of Pellon needed for the basket(s), this past weekend at Joann's - well, I had coupons that were about to expire, so why not!!  I also treated myself and bought a new (little) rotary cutter and blades - my friend swears by the skinny one.  I'm all ready, set, GO!!!!   8)

Ha, ha!!! I bought the pellon too this weekend at Joann's with my soon to be expiring coupons! Great minds think alike!!! That is too funny... only I treated myself to some yummy fabric to add to my stash in stead of a cutter.... although I was tempted with the Olfa's on sale!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 06, 2012 10:28:10 AM
Oh, boy, I am seriously considering this swap.  I love these fabric baskets, but I have a somewhat busy month for work. 
Ok, I just made a deal with myself. :)  If I finish the current project I am working on before sign-ups close I will join this swap.  This way I won't feel so stressed.
Guess I better get sewing! :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on February 06, 2012 11:30:31 AM
I totally forgot about this swap! At the moment I'm swap-maxed out, and not sure I need another basket in my apartment... however, I just saw a basket pattern at a local quilt shop on Saturday that got me all excited to do your basket with the cool modifications her pattern had. If my Tote swap gets feedback in time I'll try joining here. If not, then I'll just do a craftalong with you guys :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 06, 2012 11:41:29 AM
I just signed up as well!  I already see recent partners are here!  Yippee - fun looking swap!!   :D

AND - Just to maybe get a jump start on this swap, I bought the two kinds of Pellon needed for the basket(s), this past weekend at Joann's - well, I had coupons that were about to expire, so why not!!  I also treated myself and bought a new (little) rotary cutter and blades - my friend swears by the skinny one.  I'm all ready, set, GO!!!!   8)

Ha, ha!!! I bought the pellon too this weekend at Joann's with my soon to be expiring coupons! Great minds think alike!!! That is too funny... only I treated myself to some yummy fabric to add to my stash in stead of a cutter.... although I was tempted with the Olfa's on sale!

CMB - yes, I have to admit - great minds do think alike, but so do cuckoo ones too!!  I confess - I bought yummy fabrics on Thursday night - we have one of our Joann's stores that was going to close out, they liquidated their inventory (I got stuff on sale-deep discounts!), and then they decided to stay open, so they are ordering all new inventory!!  I had to (HAD TO!!!) get some fabric that was brand-spanking new on the shelves - a lot of the bolts still had plastic wrap.  It was all 30% off - NEW FABRIC!!!  I love fabric!   :D
 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 06, 2012 11:43:28 AM
Oh, boy, I am seriously considering this swap.  I love these fabric baskets, but I have a somewhat busy month for work. 
Ok, I just made a deal with myself. :)  If I finish the current project I am working on before sign-ups close I will join this swap.  This way I won't feel so stressed.
Guess I better get sewing! :)

Go Deece, Go!  We want you in this swap!!  :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 06, 2012 02:27:14 PM
cuckoo minds! HA! Gave me my first good guffaw of the day! :D

I'm in the same boat as Deece. I need to get what I'm working on done, and when I do I'm so signing up.
I think what I'll do is get the questionnaire done. Save it. Then send it in the minute it's finished.
Hopefully there will be space left. ;)

PS
The gift is a knitted 20 sided dice, shhhh don't tell!
Based off this one
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375205.0
It's going to be smaller (single stranded not 2 strands of yarn) and wrapped in black tissue paper with a tag that reads
"You da BOMB"


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 06, 2012 02:36:42 PM
cuckoo minds! HA! Gave me my first good guffaw of the day! :D

I'm in the same boat as Deece. I need to get what I'm working on done, and when I do I'm so signing up.
I think what I'll do is get the questionnaire done. Save it. Then send it in the minute it's finished.
Hopefully there will be space left. ;)

PS
The gift is a knitted 20 sided dice, shhhh don't tell!
Based off this one
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375205.0
It's going to be smaller (single stranded not 2 strands of yarn) and wrapped in black tissue paper with a tag that reads
"You da BOMB"

For a swap???  AND, git 'ur dun!!!  Want you in this swap, too!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 06, 2012 03:16:44 PM
Just sent mine in :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Wulf on February 06, 2012 05:17:58 PM
I'm not up to joining another swap right now, but I could really use some big fabric baskets (to keep my fabric stash in, of course), so I'm going to join you in the Fake Swap Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369575.0). Looks like a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing what other people make.

Wulf


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 06, 2012 06:39:57 PM
I'm not up to joining another swap right now, but I could really use some big fabric baskets (to keep my fabric stash in, of course), so I'm going to join you in the Fake Swap Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369575.0). Looks like a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing what other people make.

Wulf

Sounds great, Wulf!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you make too.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 06, 2012 08:08:44 PM
I'm not up to joining another swap right now, but I could really use some big fabric baskets (to keep my fabric stash in, of course), so I'm going to join you in the Fake Swap Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369575.0). Looks like a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing what other people make.

Wulf

Cool!  I've admired your work in other swaps!  I will be on the look out for your baskets!!   :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 06, 2012 08:19:36 PM
PS
The gift is a knitted 20 sided dice, shhhh don't tell!
Based off this one
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375205.0
It's going to be smaller (single stranded not 2 strands of yarn) and wrapped in black tissue paper with a tag that reads
"You da BOMB"

For a swap???  AND, git 'ur dun!!!  Want you in this swap, too!
Aww, thanks dear fiddlegirl8! Actually, I forgot to say the gift is for my husband for Valentine's Day. So at least there's a close time window. AND, on a good note...I got so far tonight on it at "knit nite" I can start the assembly tomorrow! HUZZAH! I better start work on this questionnaire, me thinks!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 07, 2012 07:25:44 AM
PS
The gift is a knitted 20 sided dice, shhhh don't tell!
Based off this one
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375205.0
It's going to be smaller (single stranded not 2 strands of yarn) and wrapped in black tissue paper with a tag that reads
"You da BOMB"

For a swap???  AND, git 'ur dun!!!  Want you in this swap, too!
Aww, thanks dear fiddlegirl8! Actually, I forgot to say the gift is for my husband for Valentine's Day. So at least there's a close time window. AND, on a good note...I got so far tonight on it at "knit nite" I can start the assembly tomorrow! HUZZAH! I better start work on this questionnaire, me thinks!

Yippee - then I'm sure we'll see you here!!!   :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Beunruffled on February 07, 2012 08:46:01 AM
I really want to join this swap!! I am about to send out for my first *official* swap and don't know if I will get feedback before this sign up closes.  If I do, I will for sure sign up!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Bobomom on February 07, 2012 10:46:05 AM
I really wanted to do this swap, but I will be on vacation for alot of the crafting time, and get back right before sendouts, so I will sit this one out :( But I will check out the gallery and probably make a few of my own when I have time!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 07, 2012 12:33:33 PM
I have no idea how on earth I missed the opening of this swap  ???
So thanks Leslie for a reminder! I wouldn't want to miss this swap!

When I look at the participants I see all familiar names, like it already ladies!!


I sent in my questionnaire... already getting excited... ;D



Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: ckchan on February 07, 2012 01:02:08 PM
Really enjoyed the tote swap that I think I will have to sign up for this one!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 07, 2012 03:50:58 PM
Yeah! I hope you sent in that questionnaire silentblair!!! I need to see some more of your awesome craftyness!!!! And I have no clue what to do for my hubby for Valentine's Day....


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: nilmerg on February 07, 2012 09:50:35 PM
You are so naughty Leslie. I'm supposed to be focusing on school work, but this is very tempting!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 08, 2012 05:07:12 AM
You are so naughty Leslie. I'm supposed to be focusing on school work, but this is very tempting!

Think of it as a study break!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 08, 2012 09:48:24 AM
ok--i am almost operating in the time zone that i'm suppose to be...very close...any day now :P

i am so excited about this swap. i have to work thru the weekend (NY Toy Fair) so my Pellon-ing will have to wait, not to mention the 30% off new new new faaaabric. (i love me a good fabric score, too, you know i do fiddlegirl8).

trust me when i tell y'all that i will make up for any Joann time that work is currently taking :D



Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 08, 2012 02:30:47 PM
ok--i am almost operating in the time zone that i'm suppose to be...very close...any day now :P

i am so excited about this swap. i have to work thru the weekend (NY Toy Fair) so my Pellon-ing will have to wait, not to mention the 30% off new new new faaaabric. (i love me a good fabric score, too, you know i do fiddlegirl8).

trust me when i tell y'all that i will make up for any Joann time that work is currently taking :D


Glad to see you here, Susan!!!  So good to have you back home!!  :) 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 08, 2012 03:26:38 PM
Well I just finished a practice one! It turned out all right...


Except the sides dont line up...


And the handle got squished when I sewed the lining in...


But I still like it! ;D I might try one or two different tutes and then depending on my partners questionnaire, Ill choose then! And, I was REALLY excited to use that heart fabric I snatched out of the scrap bin today at the local quilt store (as much as you can fill in a ziploc for only $3!!!) :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 08, 2012 03:30:02 PM
Oooo - very nice, StickerChic87 - You scored big on the fabric - I like your choice of lining with that cute heart fabric- you make me want to busy on trying a fabric basket!!   :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on February 08, 2012 04:15:51 PM
stickerchic: Wow! your local quilt shop has much larger pieces in their scrap bin than mine.

and okay... I'm signing up for this swap. I'm filling out the questionnaire now.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 08, 2012 07:31:53 PM
StickerChic87--nice job on the basket!  I like it (and I have some of that heart fabric too!)

I want to let everyone know that there is a new Craftster member who will be personal swapping with me for this swap, since she is too new to join officially.  Welcome, divogt!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 08, 2012 08:18:16 PM
Thanks everyone :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 08, 2012 09:02:39 PM
just finished assemblin' my husbands valentine's present...like just finished.
I only need to stuff it!

I will be filling out my questionnaire tomorrow.
I EARNED IT!

(now if only that unfinished afghan would stop silently yelling at me to finish it.)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 09, 2012 03:05:31 AM
nice basket, StickerChic87! Seeing it is revving me up  :D I love that fabric--both of them. You have lucked out with your fabric store.

welcome, divogt! with leslie as your swap-along partner, i can tell you that you will be crafster-swapping-HOOKED!

yea, silentblair--i so feel the same way about earning this swap. there will always be something calling out to us to be completed. i'm just singing louder than it's calling!

(doing warm up stretches in anticipation of partner day dancing)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 09, 2012 05:07:10 AM
Oh, StickerChic87, that is a great basket! And who cares that the fabric doesn't match up or about the handles! Another reason to make more  ;) You could send me that one, I'd be very happy with it, love the fabrics you used!!

And Susan, glad that you are back on line!
Did you at least enjoy your business trip? (I saw on your blog that you met a Dutch man from "Jumbo" hahaha, I immediately recognized their brand the elephant. It is a big company here! I have a lot of games from Jumbo)
Can't wait for you to do your partner dance!!

Welcome, divogt! It will be fun to swap along, you'll see!

What a good looking participations list already!   ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 09, 2012 07:55:07 AM
StickerChic87 - I loved your basket! I think the little imperfections make it just perfect! I loved the basket completely! I'd take it in a heartbeat!

Ahh.... I can't wait for this swap to start! I am going to Joann's today and my Rosie's (quilt shop) tomorrow! Wouldn't I be lucky if whatt I got for my stash would work out for this?! I am actually making a basket today or tomorrow for a Baby Shower gift! So I'll post how my first basket turns out tomorrow!

Well I better get back to a bracelet I am working on....


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Beunruffled on February 09, 2012 08:41:27 AM
I wasn't able to get my swap package out in time, so I won't have feedback before this swap closes.  But I definitely will be watching it!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 09, 2012 02:33:48 PM
Officially sent in my questionnaire!!!
W00T!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 09, 2012 02:47:27 PM
Officially sent in my questionnaire!!!
W00T!

** CLAPPING HANDS LIKE CRAZY!! ** ** CLAPPING HANDS LIKE CRAZY!! **

Can you hearing me clapping, silentblair?!!   :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 09, 2012 02:52:01 PM
Beunruffled, I'm sorry you won't be in this swap, but susanab and I always have another one up our sleeves...so join us next time!

Be sure to show us your baby shower basket, CraftyMamaBee!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 09, 2012 05:43:20 PM
This looks like a lot of fun and I do hope I am taking care of posting correctly.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 09, 2012 05:54:26 PM
I DID hear your clapping hands fiddlegirl8!
Off in the distance....from the south ;)

Oooo I'm #13!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: zkatom on February 09, 2012 06:31:25 PM
This looks great!  Just sent in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 09, 2012 07:15:23 PM
We're up to 15 swappers now--yay!  Sign ups will close on Saturday morning at 10am EST.

Welcome to imebears, a first-time swapper!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 10, 2012 01:02:01 AM
fiddlegirl8: LOL!!! ;D

Wohoo, we're doing great! 15 already!!
But who wouldn't want to be in a swap with all you girls? Organized by Susan and Leslie???


ehmm, you ALL do think about sending internationally!? I'll make sure it is worth it!! Promise!!  ;)

(I'll even throw in those great apple appliquéd coasters....)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up 2/6-2/11; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 10, 2012 03:14:07 AM

And Susan, glad that you are back on line!
Did you at least enjoy your business trip? (I saw on your blog that you met a Dutch man from "Jumbo" hahaha, I immediately recognized their brand the elephant. It is a big company here! I have a lot of games from Jumbo)

!!! wendiek==Jumbo is such an awesome game company and we just arranged to bring a line of iPad games that they have to the U.S. One person there who i've known for years is Aad Obbens. You people have the most awesome names!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 10, 2012 06:01:11 AM
Hahaha, Susan! Well, you met someone with a very Dutch name  ;D

My two children have Dutch names too: Thijs and Joris....

Thijs sounds a bit like Thais but the ij sounds a bit different. I can't explain that.
And Joris well, ehh, the J sounds like the Y in boy and so does the O. The R is more a rolling "r".  IS sounds a bit like your is.

HAHAHA, well that makes sense  ???

Anyway, I just thought it was funny that you were meeting with someone from Jumbo. That sounds different in Dutch too, BTW. Too bad, we can't add a sound.
Go Jumbo! Which company do you work for Susan? (maybe I've heard of that one...you'll never know)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 10, 2012 06:13:06 AM
Right--its like Yumbo I think!
I'm at Pressman--pressmantoy.com is the site. I've been here for gasp 28 years (maybe my game playing has gotten slower, but i never stopped playing!). Great names for your sons. You people are fearless when it comes to putting a bunch of vowels or consonants together :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 10, 2012 11:22:01 AM
All right, well I had another go! Turned out much better than the first one. The best part is, the sides line up haha! This one I was leery about using the white thread bc of the contrast, but I really like the pop against the black. I also changed the size up and like this size better. You really could do any size.



This one is going to a friend at work, and the pink is going to my mom. I realllly want to remake the yellow/black one for myself, and find a Pittsburgh Steelers patch to sew on it....that one will be for MYSELF! ;D



After these two, Im feeling pretty confident about making a nice one for my partner! :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 10, 2012 01:38:53 PM
Hahaha, Susan, we make sure only the Dutch can pronounce it!
And when I took a peak at "your" website, the first game I saw is Mastermind! Loved that game as a child an nowadays my son does too. You are never too old to play games and maybe slower but wiser, right?

And StickerShic, that second basket is awesome too! I like the white thread on the inside too, makes it pop! GREAT job!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 10, 2012 07:34:37 PM
Okay everyone, this swap closes on Saturday (tomorrow) morning, so get ready for PARTNERS!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 10, 2012 09:26:15 PM
Woo-hoodie it's almost time for the PARTNER DANCE!!!! Oh I just can for Susan's partner dance!!! Luckily in California by the time I'm done making pancakes I should have a partner!!!!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 10, 2012 10:14:44 PM
Well, I finished the quilt top that I wanted to have done before joining. Yay!

So I just sent in my questionnaire.  I think this will be a great swap.

StickerChic87, your baskets are great!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: littlehajerika on February 10, 2012 10:51:38 PM
Joining in at the last minute! I've been wanting to sew these for awhile and sometimes i need the pressure and motivation of something like this. Plus it's been almost a year since I've swapped!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 11, 2012 02:40:49 AM
Woo-hoodie it's almost time for the PARTNER DANCE!!!! Oh I just can for Susan's partner dance!!!
thank you, craftymamabee, for the support of this particular talent of mine! i've been up since 4:00. ok, that my body still thought that it was 10:00 may have something to do with that, but I like to think its becauuuuse it's:

Partner day! (tap tap)
    Partner day! (twirl!)
        All the swapping craftsters love (a little shuffle right here)
                                Partner day! (bow to wild applause!)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 11, 2012 05:46:06 AM
Way to bust a groove susanab!!!

Way to go Deece on busting your rump to get the quilt top done!!!

Way to go littlehajerika for getting your swap on again!!!

Depending on when partners get posted, I may not be reachable until mid-afternoon.
Daughter has Ballet at noon and then she and I are going thrift store shopping for red shirts for Valentine's Day.
This is the first time I'll be volunteering at a school (preschool that is) party and I want to dress appropriately! ::)
You see, both Morgan and I have red hair...we don't have red shirts...might clash...
Maybe this is a perfect opportunity to break out of my preconceived notion of "readheads DON'T wear red".
I WILL BREAK CONVENTION!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 11, 2012 06:09:17 AM
Love the partner dance, susanab!! :)

Thanks, silentblair.  Now I just have to quilt and bind it. :)

I work today, so I won't know who my partner is until tonight when I get home.  I hope the suspense makes the day go faster. :)

Enjoy your day!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap; sign up until 2/11 at 10am EST; send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 11, 2012 06:58:56 AM
I woke up early with such excitement!!!! Only minutes away!!!! Ahhh I can't contain it!!!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 11, 2012 07:04:00 AM
PARTNERS ARE POSTED!!!

Everybody have fun stalking!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 11, 2012 07:27:02 AM
Woo-hoo! I saw who my partner was FeliciaSlayDCRG... and I saw where you are from and the first thing that came to mind was the movie, Elizabethtown.... I just see Kirtsen Dunst in the airplane trying to properly pronounce the city name to Orlando Bloom's character! Ok .... on to stalking!!!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 11, 2012 07:42:54 AM
YAY! I got the awesome wendiek!
Shot off a quick hello pm...
Now off to get my stalkin' hat on.
(At least as much as I can do in the next hour ;))

Wow, the blueberry muffins Morgan and I baked as a distraction from this board smell GREAT!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 11, 2012 09:01:34 AM
did you say blueberry MUFFINS, silentblair?
i say YUMMMMMERS!
And I say, howdy tri-state partner imebear :D!!!
So happy to be your first Craftster swap pardner and I hope to make it memorable

(in a good way....)
 :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: littlehajerika on February 11, 2012 09:42:32 AM
Yea! Partner recieved but I didn't get her questionnaire yet. Should I have received it already?


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 11, 2012 11:42:28 AM
Yea! Partner recieved but I didn't get her questionnaire yet. Should I have received it already?

Sorry I missed that...I just sent you the questionnaire.

Anyone else missing their partner's questionnaire?  Let me know!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 11, 2012 12:03:06 PM
Oh, Susan, your partner dance gets better and better! Hahaha! :D

And, hooray for partners! My partner is.... silentblair!!! Isn't that great! She rocked in the "craft this tote"swap! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401880.200) Like it already!

Now the stalking starts... and planning... no, first decide which basket... mhhh...

Blueberry muffins... yummie that sounds delicious! Okay, focus, focus: pinterest!  ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: zkatom on February 11, 2012 12:25:07 PM
Yay!  Partners!!!!!  I've done some stalking and I'm really excited about some ideas I have.  :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 12, 2012 09:59:37 AM
Well I finished my "practice"/babyshower gift basket.... I got the outer fabric as a remnant from Joann's.... I am so addicted to their remnant pieces and I had bought a half yard of the inside and when I got home and was ironing it realized they were from the same series! How crazy is that! Well here it is in all is glory!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 12, 2012 10:06:52 AM
Cute! Great job!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 12, 2012 10:34:26 AM
Oh, CraftyMamaBee, you did a great job on that basket--it looks perfect!  And that fabric is cute and just right for the baby shower.  Brava!

I'm waiting (impatiently) for the fabric to arrive that I ordered for my partner's basket.  I bought it from an Etsy shop, and just a few hours later I got an email that it has been shipped!  That's what I like about shopping there.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 12, 2012 01:34:56 PM
Oh, CraftyMamaBee, you did a great job on that basket--it looks perfect!  And that fabric is cute and just right for the baby shower.  Brava!

I'm waiting (impatiently) for the fabric to arrive that I ordered for my partner's basket.  I bought it from an Etsy shop, and just a few hours later I got an email that it has been shipped!  That's what I like about shopping there.

Leslie - where do you order fabric from on Etsy?  I just ordered fabric last Thursday and my fabric should be tomorrow, Monday!   I'm always looking for more awesome places to order fabric online!

Excited for my partner, texscrapper!!  Gotta start stalking, I just returned home from out of town this weekend.  I'm ready to sew!  :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 12, 2012 04:25:29 PM
This time I bought it from Quiltbarnidaho because they had the particular fabric I was looking for.  This is the first time I've ordered from them.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 13, 2012 06:15:47 AM
Got my fabric washed and ironed and ready to go....
except I found I had the wrong heavyweight stabilizer (I had the iron on stuff).
I have always wanted to work the sew-in stuff.

Oh shuckaroos, have to go back to the crafty store.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
It's such a shame...


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 13, 2012 06:28:05 AM
CraftyMamaBee, your basket and baby shower gift is awesome!  Very cute.



Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 13, 2012 11:18:11 AM
Fabric is all round up and ready to start.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 13, 2012 01:48:43 PM
Got my fabric washed and ironed and ready to go....
except I found I had the wrong heavyweight stabilizer (I had the iron on stuff).
I have always wanted to work the sew-in stuff.

Oh shuckaroos, have to go back to the crafty store.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
It's such a shame...

Oh well, at least you have enough stabilizer now.. :P
Don't spend too much money in the crafty store! I always need to focus, but buy way more than needed anyway ;D

I have to work tomorrow and Wednesday, so the shopping has to wait until Thursday  :-\
But on the other hand now I have plenty of time to come up with a GREAT plan!

And CraftyMamaBee, that fabric basket is awesome! What a great gift to receive, even empty!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 13, 2012 07:56:29 PM
Thanks everyone! I have already finished filling it! And I also had made two burp clothes that I photo'd with the basket.

For my partners items I got everything drawn out. Now I am tonight just checking my inventory to take list of what if anything I will need to buy this weekend.... I am quite sure I have everything I will need already! So that is a major plus!

Hopefully will be able to get started tomorrow!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 14, 2012 05:06:13 AM
For my partners items I got everything drawn out. Now I am tonight just checking my inventory to take list of what if anything I will need to buy this weekend.... I am quite sure I have everything I will need already! So that is a major plus!

Hopefully will be able to get started tomorrow!

Your partner has ideas, but nothing solid.  She's feeling lazy this week.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 14, 2012 05:24:44 AM
craftymamabee: what a crafty start this baby has on life, thanks to you.
wonderful basket, wonderful.
and, truly, those are too nice to be burped upon ;)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 14, 2012 07:31:31 AM
FeliciaSlayDCRG: I had high hopes for last night but my hubby poured me a glass of wine and turned on The Bachelor and my fabric checking or even crafting just went out the window!!! Instead I yelled at the TV as too why I was continuing to watch that horrible show.... ha ha  ;D

And Susan: Thank you so much! I am hoping they like it because it's hand made... mommy-to-be is kind of really into organic cottons and clothe diapers... so I am hoping she'll be ok with handmade even though it's not all organic-y! Ha ha!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 14, 2012 08:05:22 AM
I surprised myself today, and actually went to the fabric store.  I was just going to look around, but actually found something I liked for CraftyMamaBee and the other swap I'm in. 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 14, 2012 02:12:35 PM
Placing a couple orders online for fabric today!
Can't wait until it arrives and I can start crafting.  I have everything planned out so I hope these places ship fast! :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 14, 2012 03:26:27 PM
I think I know which fabric I would like to use, now just to get started!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 14, 2012 05:25:28 PM
Well I had everything out that I thought I was going to use and for V-Day my hubby got me a shopping spree at my favorite two stores ... one happens to be a fabric store so I might just wait til this weekend and maybe buy all new!!!! But I do have everything drawn out and am pretty ready to go!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on February 14, 2012 10:40:33 PM
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: franknhurter on February 15, 2012 02:37:03 AM
I had the best luck at fabric finds this weekend and the basket and the small extra, whipped up quicker than I had anticipated.  So ..well...I think I might be done.  I might sit on it a while to see if anything else comes to mind, but for now, I just need to find a box so if the mood strikes me, I can ship it. :)

Now if I could just find my magnetic pin cushion with all my real pins, instead of a cheap-ole pins I happened to have, that would be a dream come true! Where is that darn thing?   :-\


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 15, 2012 05:49:26 AM
 :D I think I have my pattern designed and can start cutting the fabric. Yea


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 15, 2012 07:10:10 AM
Well as a progress update, I can start cutting fabric for my extra. I have that all together and Can get a good start on my basket today. I got nothing done last night as my V-Day gift was the New Twilight movie and I hadn't seen it yet.... so today should be very productive! It's even sunny out today!  :D

I'm so excited to send I keep having to remind myself I have to sew it first!  ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: littlehajerika on February 15, 2012 10:06:30 PM
Got all my supplies today and hope to start this weekend! I'm having some swap anxiety and I really hope my ideas meet my partners expectations!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Sharalee on February 16, 2012 08:10:19 AM
Well I'm ready to do some cutting out & sewing today!!  Yeah !!! Hope to get several things done!! :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 16, 2012 08:56:44 AM
I'm finishing up a previous project right now, and should be starting this swap this weekend or maybe Monday.  :)  I think I've got my ideas all mapped out though.  I hope it works out the way I imagining it. 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 16, 2012 12:17:39 PM
I too am working on other swaps, but I have this one all planned out.  I hope to get to work on it this weekend.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 16, 2012 12:40:35 PM
I made a practise fabric basket today! The basket turned out pretty well, considering my brains didn't work today... I started measuring but when I had cut the fabric it appeared the inner fabric was well, about 2 cm too short.... GRRRR

Then I decided to make another one, a bigger basket. This time I measured and cut which went well. BUT then I sewed and noticed (when I was done) that I sewed the wrong sides together.... TWICE! ARRGHH!!

I am glad to say that the rest of the sewing went well and I finished it tonight. It looks good and I already have it in use!
I can take a picture of it tomorrow, when there's (sun)light.  :D

But the good thing is, I know what NOT to do. I have plans what to make my great partner  :D  I will have to wait until Saturday before I have time and a car to go to a crafting store. I need the right fabric and stabilizer!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 16, 2012 01:29:14 PM
Well I have made an extra bit.... and it went very well! I just have finishing assembly of my basket left! And one more little extra bit and I'll be complete! I am hoping tomorrow to finish everything up! I had a very productive day today!!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 16, 2012 03:26:59 PM
Oh Wendiek, it seems 3rd time's the charm! I have everything cut and ready to sew for my "alone time" on Sunday Morning.
Perhaps I should do a practice one first too?
Yeah, I better do that!

I have my small just about 90% done. ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: zkatom on February 16, 2012 05:26:07 PM
I made a basket, but it ended up being pretty small.  I think I will make another this weekend.  I've also made pretty good progress on my small item.  :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 17, 2012 12:59:00 AM
Oh Wendiek, it seems 3rd time's the charm! I have everything cut and ready to sew for my "alone time" on Sunday Morning.
Perhaps I should do a practice one first too?
Yeah, I better do that!

I have my small just about 90% done. ;D

Hahaha, you don't have to do a practice one first silentblair! My brains weren't functioning, really! Sewing the wrong sides together, twice! How stupid is that! I must have been in the French seams thought of the Craft this tote swap...
No, that is not it, I was just so tired, I couldn't think straight!

But it looks good, I think:


Anyway, I have the fabric I want for the extra. Now I need to figure out how to and then sew!
And girl, you are fast! Almost done with your extra, I better stop typing and start sewing....


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 17, 2012 07:29:06 AM
wendiek - WAY CUTE BASKET!!  I love your choice of the red stripe fabric with the white lining, so crisp and clean looking - really nice!!  :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: ckchan on February 17, 2012 08:17:19 AM
Picked out the pattern basket.  Will be starting this weekend!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 17, 2012 10:49:27 AM
that is what we would say is one spiffy basket, wendiek!!
beautiful fabric, beautifully sewn, so crisp and clean.
(white lining. that is bravery for you :D)

what is the range of sizes of the baskets approx, all?


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 17, 2012 10:54:42 AM
that is what we would say is one spiffy basket, wendiek!!
beautiful fabric, beautifully sewn, so crisp and clean.
(white lining. that is bravery for you :D)

what is the range of sizes of the baskets approx, all?
I've not narrowed down a size for my partner yet.  :(  So, I'm no help.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 17, 2012 01:00:32 PM
Well, to answer your question about size, Susan, I'm doing the basket from the tute on my blog, so it is fairly small, approximately 4.5 x 4.5 x 6.5 inches.  But I had this marvelous brainstorm last night (as I was trying to fall asleep) of a great embellishment!  So that made it even harder to go to sleep, because I had to plan the whole thing out!  I got started on it this morning, and it's coming along nicely.

Wendiek, I love your basket!  Thanks for showing us.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 17, 2012 01:26:45 PM
Thanks ladies! A spiffy basket Susan? Well I have never heard of that before... sounds funny to me. Thanks all for the compliments!  :-*

This basket is BIG, I'm not sure, will measure it for you tomorrow and than change it in inches (I measure in cm).
As for the colour, I bought the red and white striped fabric about 2 years ago, and found it perfect for this project. The inside fabric is a leftover from our curtains in the bedroom. (voile fabric) And currently I use it in my walk in closet, so there shouldn't be too much dirt there  ;)
I found the basket from the tute very small and I have way too much stuff to fit in that size! I am not sure what size to make my partners basket, but I think bigger than the tutorial. Hahaha, but I am never good at following measurements.

Today I wanted to sew the extra, which failed big time! But it gives me an excuse to buy new fabric tomorrow!

(I also got my sewing magazine for March today... at skirt, a jacket and a dress in there that I love... so even more fabric shopping then  :D )


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 17, 2012 01:39:54 PM
The basket pattern that I'm working with is good size. About 10"x6"x8" not including the handles. It makes for a lot of storage. Still working out my extra little gift I am making. Does it have to be sewn? That would narrow my choices down either way. Will be putting on final touches to basket this weekend I hope.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 17, 2012 02:30:33 PM
The basket pattern that I'm working with is good size. About 10"x6"x8" not including the handles. It makes for a lot of storage. Still working out my extra little gift I am making. Does it have to be sewn? That would narrow my choices down either way. Will be putting on final touches to basket this weekend I hope.

Your extra has to be one small crafted item. If you make something according to your partners likes, you are doing great! So you could knit, crochet, papercraft, clay, make jewellery... The possibilities are endless! Just check your partners likes and get inspired! Good luck and have fun!!

Wendie


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 17, 2012 03:26:56 PM
The basket pattern that I'm working with is good size. About 10"x6"x8" not including the handles. It makes for a lot of storage. Still working out my extra little gift I am making. Does it have to be sewn? That would narrow my choices down either way. Will be putting on final touches to basket this weekend I hope.

Your extra has to be one small crafted item. If you make something according to your partners likes, you are doing great! So you could knit, crochet, papercraft, clay, make jewellery... The possibilities are endless! Just check your partners likes and get inspired! Good luck and have fun!!

Wendie
Thanks for the info. That helps alot. Now I know what I am doing.
Iesa


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 17, 2012 05:54:48 PM
Received confirmation emails today that my fabric orders have shipped; yay!
It should be arriving Monday and Tuesday, so I can get started on Wednesday. :)

I just hope everything turns out as well as it looks in my head. :)



Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 18, 2012 07:48:02 AM
An update ::: I did not finish everything I was hoping to yesterday  :( .... But there is always today! So I probably won't be heading to the Post Office today... But believe me it's well worth the little extra wait!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 19, 2012 12:08:02 PM
Okay, I finished my basket today! Well, actually silentblair's baket  ;D

I also tried to make the extra, but it didn't work out the way I wanted to... Will have to try again later this week.

The basket looks GREAT I think and the hubs thinks it too. I am sure I'll be making more, as a gift and for all the rooms left in my house  :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 19, 2012 12:40:06 PM
That's cool that you like making fabric baskets so much, Wendie! 

I tried to make an extra that I saw online--a cool hair ornament-- but I wasn't happy with the result--I think it would work better with beading wire than with thread, but since I didn't feel like running to JoAnn's today (the weather is cold and rainy), I decided to make something completely different, that doesn't require any supplies I don't have!  I finished it this afternoon and I'm VERY happy with it.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 19, 2012 01:14:48 PM
Yay Wendie! You are on FIRE!
I am going to admit something...
SPIFFY is one of my favorite words. I need to use it more.

In Crafty News:
I've had a VERY productive Fabric Basket Swap day!
The basket is done and is adorable. Many, MANY thanks to Leslie and her great tutorial! I had previously cut all the peices and then today was about the sewing. From start to finish, maybe an hour?
I think I'm going to make a bunch of these for gifties throughout the year. ;D

AND THEN!!!!
I got the "small" done today too! These __________ ______ turned out so (wait for it) spiffy ( ;D ;D ;D), I'm going to have to whip some up for me as well!

But wait, there's still a bunch of time. There might just be one more teeny tiny thing I can't stop myself making for wendiek!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 19, 2012 01:46:20 PM
Well look who's talking! It sounds like that fire hit the both of us today silentblair ;) !! And yes, those baskets are so great! I wonder why I never made these before. Leslie, your tutorial ROCKS!

Okay, so you made something spiffy... NOW I am getting extra curious!!!  ::) ???

Your extra will succeed, I just need to read the tutorial better and try all over again. Oh and the spiffy coasters will be there of course!! I'll be making that my favourite word now! Go Susan, we want more of these spiffy words  ;D (I think it sounds so funny and good at the same time, hahaha)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 19, 2012 04:51:29 PM
Well look who's talking! It sounds like that fire hit the both of us today silentblair ;) !! And yes, those baskets are so great! I wonder why I never made these before. Leslie, your tutorial ROCKS!

Okay, so you made something spiffy... NOW I am getting extra curious!!!  ::) ???

Your extra will succeed, I just need to read the tutorial better and try all over again. Oh and the spiffy coasters will be there of course!! I'll be making that my favourite word now! Go Susan, we want more of these spiffy words  ;D (I think it sounds so funny and good at the same time, hahaha)

Thanks, Wendie!

You girls are so funny...come on Susan, we need another word that's just as spiffy as "spiffy"!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: ckchan on February 20, 2012 07:39:17 AM
Finished my basket last night.  Now on to making the other item.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 20, 2012 08:09:52 AM
Woo-hoo! I finished my amazingly snazzy basket over the weekend!!! Now on to a little extra extra! I can't wait to start it! I'm a little unsure of the construction but I'm sure I'll figure it out!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: zkatom on February 20, 2012 04:56:57 PM
I finished my extra last night.  I should be able to send in the next few days.  :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 20, 2012 05:15:31 PM
I havent had a chance to start yet, but know what I want to do! :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 20, 2012 06:30:21 PM
i would second craftymamabee's snazzy as a worthy follow-up to spiffy :D

i had a very sewy weekend, yeppers!
i might be ready to send, i mean, i COULD send for sure and yet... ;)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 20, 2012 09:16:30 PM
SNAZZY!!!!
I love it so!



Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 21, 2012 05:07:48 AM
I finished my basket yesterday.  I like it a lot.  I'll probably make several for gifts throughout the year also. 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 21, 2012 10:20:56 AM
i would second craftymamabee's snazzy as a worthy follow-up to spiffy :D

Oh, CraftyMamaBee is in the game too  :D! Snazzy, I like it already!

But okay, I admit that this is the second time you girls came up with such a cute, funny word I had to "google" to make sure I understand! Ha, but I do! And I agree with Susan and silentblair, that snazzy is a good one too!

Will add that to my vocabulary, it might get somewhere with the adding of those funny words! You don't get to learn those in school or in English books (not even in the English Harry Potter books  ;) yes I did read them in English )

Oh, I don't have an update, just NEEDED to reply to snazzy!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 21, 2012 06:32:49 PM
Snazzy.  Spiffy.  Sleepy. . . . Me - I have my plans and supplies, just need to jump in now - I've made what I'm making in my head already.  And I'm pretty happy with everything!!   :)  Just checking in - nothing exciting from my little corner of Kansas. 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: littlehajerika on February 21, 2012 08:52:20 PM
I finished up today! Sending tomorrow! SENT!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 21, 2012 09:30:47 PM
Ha ha ... I actually googled synonyms of spiffy and got snazzy! Ha, ha! I wanted to play too! Well my idea for an extra did not work out so well and I'm afraid I am going to have to try something else... hmm... and I will be mailing out on Saturday!!! The walk to the post office is a little too far for me Ha ha!

But on to get back on track I am really hoping my partner likes her package with a different extra... But the show must go on!  :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 22, 2012 09:20:38 AM
I made my basket and my extra yesterday and I love how they turned out!

Then I decided I had to make 1 other thing, so I did that this morning and I am very happy with it as well.

I have just a couple finishing touches that I need to go to the craft store for (hopefully tomorrow) and everything will be done!  I am planning on sending the package out Monday.

I need to make about a million of these baskets to house all the random stuff that seems to appear around my house.  It would at least make it all nicer to look at. :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 22, 2012 10:27:58 AM
Well my little extra is all done I do hope my partner likes it. The basket is almost done. Hopefully by Friday I can have it ready to ship.

Not of the subject of the swap but I just wanted to tell every one that I was the recipient of a RANDOM ACT OF CRAFTY KINDNESS and I received a wonderful little blue felt heart with a flower on it. The sewing that was done was in amazing little stitches. I have it hanging on my light next to my chair so I can look at it. Thank you to who ever did it.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: texscrapper on February 22, 2012 02:09:18 PM
Hello everyone!
I am still here and crafting! I took my boys back to my hometown to celebrate Mardi Gras - we had a great time! I have to play catch up at work tomorrow, but I am sitting down for a LONG crafting day on Friday!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 23, 2012 10:30:36 AM
Just need to finish off ONE last thing...
Hope to send tomorrow
 8)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 23, 2012 11:45:15 AM
Just need to finish off ONE last thing...
Hope to send tomorrow
 8)

Woohoo!! I am sooo excited to hear read that!!

I am sorry, you will have to be more patient with me.... I didn't have the time or energy to do some more sewing this week. But the good news is that I have a holiday coming up, with lots of time to make a GOOD extra, the coasters and .... well who knows what... ;)

But you're rocking it girl! I'll be impatiently waiting for the snazzy things to arrive here. hahaha ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 23, 2012 02:58:41 PM
I'm almost done, I plan to ship tomorrow.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 24, 2012 05:01:46 AM
I finished up last night and am planning on sending package out today. This was fun.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 24, 2012 06:39:23 AM
I sent this morning!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 24, 2012 07:01:09 AM
Hooray for senders!  The gallery will probably go up today so it will be there when the packages start arriving.  Look for the link on the front page of this thread, right under the picture.

Just a reminder:  please pm BOTH susanab and myself when you send AND when you receive (don't just post it in this swap thread).

I'm very excited to see all the spiffy and snazzy baskets and other things that everyone has been working on!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: CraftyMamaBee on February 24, 2012 08:05:01 AM
Oh Leslie incorporating the word snazzy in there I see!!! I just did a little snazzy send out dance!!!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Sharalee on February 24, 2012 09:32:53 AM
Well I have some time to work on my basket now. I was sick there for a couple days. Anyway I'll be sewing away all this weekend!! :D

I too was a recipient of a RANDOM ACT OF CRAFTY KINDNESS & I received a real nifty little blue felt heart with a pretty flower on it!!  I want to Thank who ever made it. The sewing is so detailed & precious, It's a pincushion for my wrist & ties on. I have it here right by me where I do lot of hand sewing!! Thanks again!! That was Keene of you!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 24, 2012 10:44:49 AM
Wendiek's package is on the way!
I say,
By the way,
That Random Act of Kindness was A-OK!

It really made my day!

 :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 24, 2012 11:09:08 AM
Wendiek's package is on the way!
I say,
By the way,
That Random Act of Kindness was A-OK!

It really made my day!

 :D
does anyone else feel their inner cheerleader coming on when they read this?
 :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 24, 2012 12:31:15 PM
YES - I remember a cheer that had this same cadence!!!  :D

Okay.
Go Baskets Go!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 24, 2012 04:25:10 PM
I LIKE CRAFTING YES I DO!

I LIKE CRAFTING

HOW ABOUT YOU?


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: StickerChic87 on February 24, 2012 04:40:54 PM
I just finished my basket! Turned out great...Going to work my extra a little later. :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 24, 2012 06:53:49 PM
I finished up last night and am planning on sending package out today. This was fun.
and, partner, i will be sending out tomorrow morning! :D
this was a lot of fun!
UPDATE =  sent!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 25, 2012 09:53:19 AM
Well, the cat is out of the bag now, so I want to let you all know that I am the one who sent you the tie-on pincushions!  I sent one to everyone in this swap, and you can read about it on the challenge entry board here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=417.0

In about a week you will be able to vote for your favorite Random Act of Kindness.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: franknhurter on February 25, 2012 10:56:29 AM
Random act of kindness
My heart you sent was too cute! I might make it into a pin to wear it all the time.
Thank you!
Erin


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 25, 2012 01:55:19 PM
Good idea to wear the heart as a pin, Franknhurter!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 25, 2012 02:12:01 PM
Leslie--I guess having a lot of heart is what lets you give a lot of heart!
thanks so much for the RAK!

(franknhurter---I <3  that idea!)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: texscrapper on February 25, 2012 04:42:20 PM
Leslie,
 Thank you SO much for the cute pin cushion! I love it :)

 I have been sewing all day today - hoping to finish up my extra in the next day or two :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on February 25, 2012 08:22:07 PM
Leslie: I thanked you in the other forum, but... Thanks again :) The heart pin really made my day. Erm... week. I'm still telling everyone about it :)

I'll be getting this swap done next week. So much for saving $ & working out of stash though... I walked around the fabric store today. "I don't need anything, not really sure why I'm here... just looking". .. and found the most amazing/perfect/gorgeous fabric. I didn't purchase it, but I just have to go back tomorrow.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: zkatom on February 26, 2012 07:38:30 AM
I'll be getting this swap done next week. So much for saving $ & working out of stash though... I walked around the fabric store today. "I don't need anything, not really sure why I'm here... just looking". .. and found the most amazing/perfect/gorgeous fabric. I didn't purchase it, but I just have to go back tomorrow.
Oooooooooo, I can't wait to see!

I just packaged everything up and hope to ship tomorrow!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 26, 2012 08:05:04 AM
Okay, so here's an update:

I made the extra and I like it! Now for you, silentblair to like it too  ;)
The apple coasters I promised to throw in for the one brave enough to swap with me, are done too! And yes, you know what to get, but they come out different everytime I make these! I found out I did the seeds wrong BTW, how is that!

Now I'm going to breed on what to make... I want to add something, not sure what.... mmmh, will check your Pinterest again!!

So the basket, the extra and the coasters are done! Big progress, right?!

(sst, I found out that I used my zipper foot the wrong way, hahaha how stupid! I've used it so many times before and never with the backside to the front and now for some reason I did  ::) I got annoyed that the stitches came out so ugly, Einstein  ;D )


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 26, 2012 08:16:15 PM
YAY Wendiek!!!
I have no rhymes today...oh wait!

You made some excellent progress!
PS
I've done that same thing with my zipper foot!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 27, 2012 08:01:25 AM
I finished up last night and am planning on sending package out today. This was fun.
and, partner, i will be sending out tomorrow morning! :D
this was a lot of fun!
UPDATE =  sent!
Didn't get sent until Monday but should be there by Wed.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: littlehajerika on February 27, 2012 09:24:43 AM
I received my package from franknhurter today! I will take some pictures once I wash my hair!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 27, 2012 02:17:15 PM
I posted pics in the gallery! 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 27, 2012 02:19:50 PM
I posted pics in the gallery! 

I replied!! Lucky you!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: FeliciaSlayDCRG on February 27, 2012 02:21:47 PM
Yea, when I look at the pics again, i get kinda jealous, til I remember it was all for me.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: imebears on February 27, 2012 05:45:40 PM
I got my package today.  I will post pictures in gallery when my batteries are charged.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on February 27, 2012 06:24:33 PM
Ckchan, your basket is in the mail!
Hope it arrives swiftly and safely.
Enjoy!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 28, 2012 05:55:13 AM
Just one more week left for crafting your baskets!  They are starting to appear in the gallery, so if you haven't been over there, go take a look (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404473.0)!

If anyone is looking for a fun, quick swap, check out the Monster Pouch Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404669.0) that just opened for sign-ups!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on February 28, 2012 07:54:53 AM
Yea, when I look at the pics again, i get kinda jealous, til I remember it was all for me.

Hahaha, LOL!!! But I know what you mean!

I am totally happy with all I made. Just maybe a little extra, something small and not crafted.

OH and I am at a hotel at the moment. We have a mini holiday for two nights with hubs and kids. BIG hotel room, went to the zoo today, will be to a nice city tomorrow for some shopping and Thursday I will be home again. But they do have free access to internet for 2 hours a day  :)

So no message package received until Thursday or later if it didn't arrive yet.
And I will be mailing on Thursday!! But will keep in touch about that!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on February 28, 2012 09:09:47 AM
Enjoy your mini vacation, Wendie, it sounds great!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: texscrapper on February 29, 2012 12:25:16 PM
Finally have a chance to craft again tonight! I am finishing fiddlegirl's extra and packing up the goodies!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: silentblair on February 29, 2012 01:41:17 PM
I hope you have a wonderful mini vacay Wendie!!!

I have to put my craftiness aside for the rest of the day...
Shocking news-Way off topic

Hate to blurt this out.

RIP Davy Jones

Ugh, I so love the Monkees.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on February 29, 2012 02:06:04 PM
RIP Davy Jones

Ugh, I so love the Monkees.

I know, silentblair - me too - I was in junior high when they were first popular, now I'm telling my age!!  :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Sharalee on February 29, 2012 03:44:44 PM
Yeah I know what you guys mean about Davy Jones,  :'(  I was little older I had a sleep over Birthday party & just turn 17 One of the girls gave me the Monkees album!!! ::)  I so love that record. I guess I'll have to look for it & put it on my old Stereo!!

Yes, Wendie I also hope you have great vacation!!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: susanab on February 29, 2012 06:08:19 PM
RIP  Davy Jones :(

That show was so sweet, I loved them.
I don't know if the commercials were the same all over the country but I loved the Yardley Slickers lipstick ads that used to run on the show. I was so wrapped up in EVERYTHING about it. It really was so nice to hear them sing.





Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on February 29, 2012 11:13:45 PM
I just received an amazing package from zkatom!! I will email & post pics in the gallery tomorrow. It's bedtime now... just wanted to mention it before signing out. I know I get anxious if USPS shows my package was delivered & I don't see any posts.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: zkatom on March 01, 2012 04:28:07 AM
I just received an amazing package from zkatom!! I will email & post pics in the gallery tomorrow. It's bedtime now... just wanted to mention it before signing out. I know I get anxious if USPS shows my package was delivered & I don't see any posts.

Yay!  I'm so glad it got there! 


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on March 01, 2012 07:46:14 AM
Thanks! I enjoyed our little holiday very much!

As for an update on the swap- I SENT!! It is on it's way to silentblair! Hope it will arrive soon (but will probably be a week or so)

Now I will head over to the gallery and take a good look at all that arrived and I didn't respond to!

 Update: I received!!!! And it is an amazing spiffy, snazzy package!!! I will upload pictures later today, I need to clean and tidy up over here. We'll get visitors, so yes, it is really necessary....


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on March 03, 2012 12:34:46 PM
I'm so excited about the extra I'm making... but I've been anxiously awaiting Sunday March 4th for 5 days now. JoAnn's has a 50% coupon starting tomorrow and I need more supplies and 50% off makes me happy. But I have to wait another 20 hours to go shopping!!! I'm going to be at their door saying "Open, open, open" 5 minutes early tomorrow lol.


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 04, 2012 12:10:44 PM
Just a reminder, for those who haven't sent their basket yet, don't panic, but...Tuesday is send-out day.

And in other news, voting is now open for your favorite Random Act of Crafty Kindness.  Vote here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404988.0


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: wendiek on March 04, 2012 12:25:44 PM
Just a reminder, for those who haven't sent their basket yet, don't panic, but...Tuesday is send-out day.

And in other news, voting is now open for your favorite Random Act of Crafty Kindness.  Vote here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404988.0

Even the postcard I forgot to add to my package is in the mail!! I hope the postcard will catch up with the package I sent earlier. It seems that cards are faster than packages, so maybe???

And I already voted, guess who I voted for?? I bet you know!!  ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Deece in MN on March 06, 2012 07:26:05 AM
I just checked the status of my package and it is out for delivery.  Can't wait for my postman to stop by! :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on March 10, 2012 11:17:24 AM
I had to mail out late due to finances (and this swap cost more to ship than I anticipated)... but it should arrive to my partner on Monday. *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 10, 2012 05:04:18 PM
I mailed out to my partner late this morning - she should receive on Monday as I sent it first class priority because I was late.

I received from my partner Thursday nite, and just opened this afternoon AFTER I had mailed hers out - it was my "punishment" for not sending on time.  But what was inside was so awesome - I'm blown away by her sewing skills.  She did a perfect job for me!!  I've posted pictures in the gallery. :D  Thank you again, partner - you're absolutely amazing!   :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: texscrapper on March 11, 2012 10:46:45 AM
I mailed out to my partner late this morning - she should receive on Monday as I sent it first class priority because I was late.

I received from my partner Thursday nite, and just opened this afternoon AFTER I had mailed hers out - it was my "punishment" for not sending on time.  But what was inside was so awesome - I'm blown away by her sewing skills.  She did a perfect job for me!!  I've posted pictures in the gallery. :D  Thank you again, partner - you're absolutely amazing!   :)

So glad that you liked everything "fiddlegirl" - You were so fun to craft for :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 11, 2012 10:51:03 AM

So glad that you liked everything "fiddlegirl" - You were so fun to craft for :)

Hey, by the way, how did your guys do at the cattle show?  Has the show finished up yet?   :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: texscrapper on March 12, 2012 05:24:09 AM


Hey, by the way, how did your guys do at the cattle show?  Has the show finished up yet?   :)
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Hubby did VERY well - he won Overall Grand Champion Bull and Overall Reserve Champion Female - in addition to a few other awards. My son didn't fair as well - he placed 5th in his class of 8 :( but he did a great job showing.

This is our last day at the stock show - but it's an easy one! My son is participating in Livestock Judging Competitions - we don't have to arrive until 11 - so no stress and the boys can all sleep in late :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 12, 2012 07:37:26 AM

Hubby did VERY well - he won Overall Grand Champion Bull and Overall Reserve Champion Female - in addition to a few other awards. My son didn't fair as well - he placed 5th in his class of 8 :( but he did a great job showing.

This is our last day at the stock show - but it's an easy one! My son is participating in Livestock Judging Competitions - we don't have to arrive until 11 - so no stress and the boys can all sleep in late :)

VERY COOL!!!  Tell both congrats! :)  I hope your package will arrive today!   :)


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 12, 2012 04:30:53 PM
YAY - I just checked the tracking on the package I sent texscrapper - it was delivered this afternoon!!!  Get home, get home tex. - and OPEN THAT BOX!!!!   :D


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: texscrapper on March 12, 2012 07:12:34 PM
OH MY!!!!!!!!

Thank you SO MUCh for this box of awesomeness! The kids were THRILLED! I am posting pics now!


Title: Re: Fabric Basket Swap send out 3/6/2012
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 12, 2012 07:28:16 PM
OH MY!!!!!!!!

Thank you SO MUCh for this box of awesomeness! The kids were THRILLED! I am posting pics now!

YES!!!  I love when this happens!!   :D