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Title: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 27, 2012 04:53:54 AM



Click here for the GALLERY! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406961.0)


If you love dogs or cats, or both, you will love this cat-and-dog-themed swap!

We will be crafting for the swapper, not the pet, so you don't have to own a cat or dog to participate (but you would be free to make a little something "extra" for Fido or Snowball if you wish!)  You can make any sort of cat or dog-themed items you think your partner will like, for example:

--a cat or dog shaped pincushion, bag, pillow, pouch etc
--a cat or dog plush or keychain
--use a dog or cat-print fabric to make coasters/mug rug, napkins, placemats, potholders, Kindle cover, iPod or cell phone sleeve, table runner, etc.
--hand or machine applique a cat or dog onto any of the above
--hoopla
--embroider a dog or cat onto anything!
--freezer-paper stencil a dog or cat onto a t-shirt or morsbag (www.morsbags.com) or anything else
--a serving tray painted with a puppy or kitty
--cushion cover decorated in any medium with a cat or dog
--anything else you can dream up!

This will be a 3-point swap, so you will craft either one small and one medium, or one large, or three smalls.
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

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

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less
Any type of crafting will work for this, so you can sew, paint, knit, crochet, get crafty with paper or polymer clay, etc, as long as you make something your partner will like, based on her questionnaire and her pinterest, wists, etc.

Details of swap:
--You will craft 3 points-worth of cat and/or dog-related goodies, using any craft medium or technique, keeping your partner’s preferences in mind.  Each of the items should somehow incorporate the cat or dog theme (whichever your partner prefers).
--You will be crafting for the swapper, not the pet, but you may include something for the pet as an extra.
--You will have four full weeks to craft and send, from April 3rd to May 1st.
-- 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, and take pictures of what you make before you send it.
- 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 members who are organizing this swap: Leslieshappyheart and susanab
Sign-up date range: March 27-April 3
Date to send item by: May 1, 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: I Love Cats or Dogs 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.  Please list the number and type of cats and/or dogs you own, and their names:
5.  Which do you wish to receive:  things that are cat-themed, dog-themed, or no preference?
6.  Please list a few items you would especially love to receive:
7.  Are there any items or types of crafts you do not wish to receive?
8.  What crafts do you do?
9.  Favorite colors?
10. Least favorite colors?
11. If you have any strong dislikes that might pertain to the swap, please let them be known:
12. Please give a link to your Wists, Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, etc (if you don't have one, please start one today!):
13. Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of who you are. The more information you give, the better she can craft for you.

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.  legatostroke
4.  fiddlegirl8
5.  gotgrey
6.  Bobomom
7.  rubies-pearls
8.  wendiek
9.  dessadoll
10. Mod35tBabe
11. Sharalee
12. chrmisha
13. crassy_mcnasty
14. jexxican
15. imebears
16. mom2em
17. DoveVazo--welcome first-time swapper!
18. kjbaloo
19. mycutezombies
20. fancybutch
21. PurplePaisley
22. ohiodiygirl
23. ale0059
24. Eclectic Dreamer
25. pjr107
26. mlookyloo1


PARTNERS!

TEAM CAT (susanab's group)
susanab <--> fancybutch
Leslieshappyheart <--> crassy_mcnasty
rubies-pearls <--> imebears
ohiodiygirl <--> Eclectic Dreamer
Mycutezombies <--> Jexxican
fiddlegirl8 <--> wendiek

TEAM DOG (Leslieshappyheart's group)
Bobomom <--> mom2em
Sharalee <--> gotgrey
ale0059 <--> chrmisha
kjbaloo <--> mlookyloo1
pjr107 <--> PurplePaisley
dessadoll <--> DoveVazo
legatostroke <--> Mod35tBabe


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 27, 2012 06:46:49 AM
I don't have a cat or dog (or any pet), but I'm still tempted to sign up - I was thinking of sitting this one out.  mmmmmm - almost a full month to craft - I hate to miss a Leslie and Susan swap - I'll feel SO SO SO left out!   ??? :P :-\



PS - I couldn't resist - just sent in my questionnaire!   :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: legatostroke on March 27, 2012 07:32:13 AM
Sent in my questionnaire :)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: gotgrey on March 27, 2012 08:14:40 AM
Sent m questionnaire in!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Tygermane on March 27, 2012 10:50:34 AM
i love cats!!!  This swap is very tempting to sign up for!  I can think of lots of kitty crafts that I could make for this!!! :)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Bobomom on March 27, 2012 11:12:17 AM
Just sent my questionnaire in!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 27, 2012 11:14:16 AM
i love cats!!!  This swap is very tempting to sign up for!  I can think of lots of kitty crafts that I could make for this!!! :)

Come on and sign up!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: rubies-pearls on March 27, 2012 11:23:39 AM
I love this idea! I am going to work on my questionnaire and send it in!!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 27, 2012 12:01:52 PM
Just sent my questionnaire in!

Yay!  Good to see you Bobomom!!   :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 27, 2012 12:13:59 PM
OMG this swap looks soo awesome :o ! But i haven't done any swaps yet... oh well.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 27, 2012 12:22:46 PM
OMG this swap looks soo awesome :o ! But i haven't done any swaps yet... oh well.

No previous swap experience is necessary, DoveVazo!  Come on, sign up, it will be a ton of fun, we want you to join us!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 27, 2012 12:29:59 PM
 ;D really! oh wow great! wouhou! well than , ill chek ma calendar to be sure to be able to participate and i'll sign in!!!!!!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Bobomom on March 27, 2012 01:33:23 PM
Yay!  Good to see you Bobomom!!   :D
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Thanks!  This looks like it will be really fun!

DoveVazo - this is a great group of swappers, so I hope you can join!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 27, 2012 02:17:03 PM
question, how does it work for the receipt??


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 27, 2012 02:22:40 PM
question, how does it work for the receipt??

On the first page of this thread, copy the questionnaire, then paste it into a pm to me and susanab.  Fill in your answers and press "send". I will add your name to the swap then.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: ollieorange on March 27, 2012 06:07:07 PM
Thinking about this one. I love my kitties and little wiggle butt!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on March 28, 2012 04:15:36 AM
My cats are very excited about the swap and are hoping to see many feline and canine furries posing with crafty goodnesses in the gallllerrrrry!
 :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: dfabbric on March 28, 2012 09:17:29 AM
I have a new 6 month old puppy at home, so I would love to do is, but unfortunately I'm already in 5 swaps.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: chrmisha on March 28, 2012 12:00:00 PM
I just signed up! Woo-hoo!

Chris + 1 basset hound puppy + 3 cats


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Sharalee on March 28, 2012 01:25:54 PM
I sent my questionaire in!!!  Yahoo..........so much fun!!! :D :D :D

"gotgrey" Here our the pics of my animals. Sorry it's here but I couldn't get them to go in the PM mail. Had to use the Craftster Photo Hosting. Ok will PM you later.


CH Jamie 10 yrs.


Schatzi 14 yrs.



Schatzi wondering where she fits Lol.



Flossie on my Husband's desk, she loves to be by him. Shes 10 yrs. too.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: wendiek on March 28, 2012 01:53:24 PM
Awww, they are so cute, Sharalee! Like their ears, it is so funny when they move them up and down  :D

I see lots of familiar Craftsters, couldn't resist another great Susan/Leslie swap ehh!? I know I couldn't (I don't own any pet, but crafting cats or dog-themed = no problem and lots of fun)

And welcome to our newbies!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on March 28, 2012 03:42:42 PM
Ohhh sharalee, you've got some wunnerful fuzzies at your house!!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: gotgrey on March 28, 2012 03:51:53 PM
Thank you so much for the pic Shari! 


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: jexxican on March 28, 2012 04:46:24 PM
hm, whatcha think? should i sign up?


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 28, 2012 04:58:58 PM
hm, whatcha think? should i sign up?

Of course you should, jexxican!  Which are you, Team Cat or Team Dog?


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on March 28, 2012 05:20:44 PM
hm, whatcha think? should i sign up?
jexxican, where have you been?!
away too long--i hope you jump into the swap!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Sharalee on March 28, 2012 06:03:16 PM
Thank you so much for the pic Shari! 

Your welcome "gotgrey".

"Susanab" Thanks, yeah they're pretty wonderful we think!!  lol


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: gotgrey on March 28, 2012 06:39:15 PM
Yeah, I'm jealous of your fur family Sharalee.  I have a special place in my heart for sight hounds.  ;)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on March 28, 2012 08:01:05 PM
I'm soooooooooooooooo tempted! But with being unemployed and not that much unemployment coming in... I just can't justify it. But I will be crafting alongside all of you... I joined the "Fake Swap" Craftalong and will use this as the perfect opportunity to finally make my 2 cat bags I've been procrastinating on for so long.


(Unless, for some quirk of fate, there's another swapper in Spokane WA that wants to meet for coffee and swap in person lol. I could afford that.)
 


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Bunnie Boo on March 29, 2012 12:56:39 AM
Ooooooh I am defo a doggie person! I think I may just have to sign up for this one!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: jexxican on March 29, 2012 07:07:59 AM
jexxican, where have you been?!
away too long--i hope you jump into the swap!
Recently I've been having a baby, but other than that I've still been around C-ster. I'm just too ADD to stay with one swap organizer (or pair, in this case) for too long, especially with how many you guys do. I got lost there for a while! Couldn't keep up!

Of course you should, jexxican!  Which are you, Team Cat or Team Dog?
I have one of each, a cat (orange tabby) who's a b*tch and a dog (pit bull) who's a p*ssy.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on March 29, 2012 07:47:26 AM
Recently I've been having a baby, but other than that I've still been around C-ster. I'm just too ADD to stay with one swap organizer (or pair, in this case) for too long, especially with how many you guys do. I got lost there for a while! Couldn't keep up!
Congrats on the baby!!!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: dessadoll on March 29, 2012 08:56:13 AM
Congrats on the baby jexxican!  

My husband and I just adopted a sibling set in February!  So now we have our 11 year old bio daughter a 6 year old son(adopted), and a 4 year old daughter(adopted)....to add to our 3 dogs and 1 cat!  Somehow our house feels a little small sometimes...lol

I can't post pics of the kids for a year due to requests from our adoption worker...but I can pm anyone the blog address that wants it.  ;)

As for the pets....
 
In order clockwise~ Nimbi~ 3 years~CKC Siberian Husky,  Nanook~5 years~CKC Siberian Husky, Oscar~3 years~Miniature Daschund


Sammie~9+ years. (Rescue cat, no idea actual age other than older than 9.)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on March 29, 2012 09:04:18 AM
dessadoll - WOW - cutest animals EVER!  I love those pics - the little doxie is a doll-baby and those huskies, love their looks!   8)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: mom2em on March 29, 2012 11:24:25 AM
I LOVE dogs and cats--I have 3 of each--so I am definately joining this swap!  Working on my survey now.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 29, 2012 12:47:07 PM
Hey!! I'm finishing the question to send to sign in this swap! wont be long now!! ;D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 29, 2012 12:59:13 PM
Hey!! I'm finishing the question to send to sign in this swap! wont be long now!! ;D

Great!  I'll be expecting it, then!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Sharalee on March 29, 2012 01:00:13 PM
Wow "jexxican" congrats on your new baby!! How wonderful!! :D  

"dessadoll" your Huskys are beautiful & your cute Daschund is so cute & your Cat I just want to hug & cuddle him. Aren't animals WONDERFUL they make us SO HAPPY!! :D :D :D


"Eclectic Dreamer" Oh to bad we're not alittle closer we live about 200 miles S. of you in Tri-Cities WA..  I'd be fun actualy meeting someone in person from Craftster's. :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 29, 2012 01:05:54 PM
I just send it!!!! yayyyyy!!!!!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on March 29, 2012 02:11:54 PM
Sharalee: I'll try to remember that for once I have $ & can afford a road trip. :)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: kjbaloo on March 29, 2012 03:16:11 PM
yeah!  signed up for a swap, sent in the questionnaire, weeeee!

Here's my furry babies:
Baloo, 13 year old Gordon Setter/Lab


and Daisy, 2 1/2 year old Great Dane who went from this:

to this






Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Sharalee on March 29, 2012 03:40:02 PM
"kjbaloo" Ah they are adorable. :o  Daisy Looks like quite a character, she looks pretty happy too!! :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: pjr107 on March 29, 2012 05:29:46 PM
oh that white little kitty looks so familiar...... :-)
may have to lend my support to team doggie! Too many great swaps to jump into!

-pj


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 29, 2012 06:25:07 PM
oh that white little kitty looks so familiar...... :-)
may have to lend my support to team doggie! Too many great swaps to jump into!

-pj

Yes, pjr107, the kitty stuffie you made for me is now famous!

Come on, jump in!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on March 29, 2012 07:56:35 PM
Kjbaloo, oh those pups are so sweeeet!
Wow, who would have thought that that little great Dane would expand like that :D they are both insanely cute!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Momof2! on March 29, 2012 08:13:42 PM
Oh wow, I am thinking about doing this now that I am done with my other swaps. I have 2 cats and 3 dogs. 2 of my dogs are elderly, both have arthritis, and one is diabetic. Would be so fun to make things for furry critters. I'll decide by the weekend.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: fancybutch on March 30, 2012 07:29:24 AM
Yay I am in! Great swap idea, can't wait to see what people make.  The puppies are cute but my heart truly belongs to cats.

Here's my family.



Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on March 30, 2012 07:43:12 AM
They are beautiful, fancybutch!  I posted about this swap on my blog today, and included pictures there of all my kitties...I'm like you, my heart belongs to cats!  (But I like dogs too; we always had one or two dogs in the house when I was growing up.)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on March 30, 2012 07:50:19 AM
i love your kits, fancybutch!
sigh--i feel better even looking at a PICTURE of cats, that's how much i love them.

new cat toy tip: on a recommendation i picked up a "kong kickaroo" yesterday (i got mine at petco--there are two versions, i got the smaller, mousey looking one) and it was a big hit!

i have to see your latest post, lhh and i will post some pics here of my three sons sometime this weekend.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 30, 2012 07:59:02 AM


THEY ARE SOOOO ADORABLE!!! just wanna give them so kissies!!!  :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 30, 2012 08:22:02 AM
now some picture of my doggy! Her name is Jazz!





She's 9 year old! i love love her so much!!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Bobomom on March 30, 2012 08:35:11 AM
Everyone has such cute furbabies!  Not to be outdone, here's my 9.5 yr old shih tzu Bobo!


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on March 30, 2012 10:51:45 AM
i love how this has turned into a pre-gallery of sorts!

Jazz and Bobo--you are such beautifu pups :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 30, 2012 03:10:32 PM
I have to do this one :) sound like fun


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Sharalee on March 30, 2012 04:48:28 PM
OMG so many pretty & cuddly animals!! :o  Oh another Jazz, very pretty & Boho such a cutie, those cats are gorgeous "fancybutch" I can't decide because I have both, cats are a little more easier to take care of but they can also be very demanding, but dogs are so devoted to make us happy no matter what!! I love them all!! :D


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: legatostroke on March 31, 2012 08:12:37 AM
Everyone's animals are gorgeous! Here's is my girl, Patch (miss her):



and my parent's dog, Nugget:







Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: gotgrey on March 31, 2012 10:34:19 AM
Pics of my fur family.  Sorry it took so long, I've been very busy this week.  It's also not that easy to get pics of these goof balls.  They are never still!  ;)  Abraham/Abe the black and white Border Collie, Black Out Lou/Lou the Daschund mix, Sarah brindle Chow/Shepherd mix, and Reagan/Ray my husband's Pomeranian. 






Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: DoveVazo on March 31, 2012 03:32:24 PM
All of these dogs and cats are just so adorable!! I cant wait to get started on the swap!! Ive got some good ideas for it right now! hihihi


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: PurplePaisley on March 31, 2012 07:42:47 PM
Picture's of my kids
 





Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: LimeRiot on March 31, 2012 09:22:21 PM
I'm really bummed but I just don't think I'm going to have time for this swap :(. It's such a fun idea and I know the gallery is going to be awesome. I'll be watching for it!

In the meantime, I have to say that I'm LOVING seeing the pics of all the wonderful craftster pets. So many adorable fur babies and such great inspiration! I especially love seeing a great dane and a couple doxies since we have the same kind of beasties :).


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Post by: Sharalee on April 01, 2012 09:47:11 AM
"legastroke" Your babies are precious! :-*

"gotgrey" Your babies are so cute!! :D Yes I know what you mean about getting them to pose for pics!!

"PurplePaisley" Your cutie baby Chihuahua with her outfits are so cute & your Dachshund very cute & pretty. Also I love..... your beautiful Cats laying altogether that's so sweet & there'y gorgeous!! ;D Are they all related!! My Flossie would fit right in being black & white too & why we pick her was she has a little go-tee on her chin & we loved that!!

All very beautiful Animals!! :o



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Post by: wendiek on April 01, 2012 11:46:17 AM
And Craftster, ehh I mean Katster is completely in Cat-style... Hahaha!  :D

Love all your kitties and/or doggies! I don't have pets, but keep the pictures coming, love seeing them all!!!


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 01, 2012 11:48:49 AM
Yes, today's theme certainly fits in with this swap!


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Post by: susanab on April 01, 2012 01:30:23 PM
Wow, tell me this isnt a dream come true...cat avatars for everyone and all mod names changed with cats in mind! But I still love seeing all the new pups on this board. You swappers have really lovely lovely animal friends.


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 01, 2012 04:03:35 PM
 :D this is so cuute!! cats everywhere in the site!!


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Post by: pookiemccool on April 01, 2012 05:19:26 PM
not sure if this is an April Fool's Day joke or not but i'm submitting a questionnaire just in case cause I think it would be fun lol


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 01, 2012 06:39:43 PM
Oh, yes, this is a REAL swap, no joke!  Ohiodiygirl, I've just added your name to the list--welcome!


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Post by: ale0059 on April 01, 2012 07:10:17 PM
Can't wait to get my partner, just sent in my questionnaire :)


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 01, 2012 10:28:46 PM
Okay!! The "Katster" page got to me. Seeing they posted this on the main page... I just can't say no again. Especially since I have been wanting to make cat-themed stuff for a while.

And just to share, I took pics of my cat, Sassy. Some of you have seen her already. And yes: she does need to go on a diet :( And her Mommy needs to return the food to it's cat-proof container (I've been lazy) and get a job so I'm not sitting here all day. I'm usually good at ignoring her "I'm starving to death!" pleas the first 20 times... but the 21st I tend to cave. Just to get her to shut up.

Huh... wha..?


D*mn it! I was sleeping!


Sorry... had to post 2 pics bcuz I thought it was funny the irritated look she gave me. She went back to sleep.

I'm gonna go fill out the questionnaire.


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Post by: Sharalee on April 02, 2012 08:31:05 AM
"Eclectric Dreamer" she's very pretty!! :D  Is she a Calico Kitty, they are so pretty with a lot of different colors!  ;)


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 02, 2012 03:39:05 PM
Last call for sign-ups!!

 Partners will be announced tomorrow morning (Tuesday, April 3, shortly after 10am EST, with your partner's questionnaire to follow within the hour).

Susanab, do you have your partner dance ready??


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 02, 2012 03:44:52 PM
Last call for sign-ups!!

 Partners will be announced tomorrow morning (Tuesday, April 3, shortly after 10am EST, with your partner's questionnaire to follow within the hour).

Susanab, do you have your partner dance ready??

Say yes, susanab!  I've been waiting all week for it!!  Always, always, love the partner dance you do!!   :D   8) 


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 02, 2012 05:13:49 PM
Sharalee: she's a Tortie. Basically: a calico with one tweaked gene that muddles the colors together. That's my understanding of tortiseshell cats.

I love my cat LOL.. her little glow in the dark face & tip of her tail. And she thinks she hides so well.


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 02, 2012 05:20:59 PM
OH YAAAA! It's almost time to craft like i've never craft before!! I'm so exited to see who's gonna be my partner!! hihihihi! I found some cool stuf at my local art and craft store for the swap, and i got a couple ideas for stuff to do !! hurray! ;D


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on April 02, 2012 07:49:37 PM
I think I made it on time just sign up :)


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on April 02, 2012 07:58:08 PM
this is my baby  chaos

 he is 11 years old


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Post by: mycutezombies on April 02, 2012 09:18:51 PM
I love seeing everyone's pets. They are all adorable.

Here are my fur babies. My cat's name is Oscar. She's 11 years old and hates her little sister Maisie who weighs 125 lbs and chases her around the house. Maisie is 14 months old and still thinks she's a tiny puppy.



Can't wait for partners to be assigned!


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Post by: Sharalee on April 02, 2012 09:28:38 PM
Sharalee: she's a Tortie. Basically: a calico with one tweaked gene that muddles the colors together. That's my understanding of tortiseshell cats.

I love my cat LOL.. her little glow in the dark face & tip of her tail. And she thinks she hides so well.

She is beautiful, I love those colors!!

And I can't wait for partners!!......YAH

AH..... the other babies are beautiful too!! Love all the pics of everyones animal kids. Thats what we call ours!!


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Post by: fancybutch on April 03, 2012 05:18:02 AM
Oscar looks very clever!
Love all the pictures, cats and even the dogs :) are gorgeous and so sweet.
My cats are very happy the insane crafting will finally be in honour of them.


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; sign-up Mar 27-April 3 (at 10am EST); send by 5/1
Post by: susanab on April 03, 2012 05:34:48 AM
who is ready for the partner day dance?
all you cats and dogs--get up on yer hind paws and get ready!!


Partner day (jump!)
     Partner day (shimmy down!)
          All the swapping craftsters loooove (cha-cha-cha!)
               Part-ner dayyyyy! (bow to raucous applause, barking, meowing!)


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Post by: pjr107 on April 03, 2012 05:48:50 AM
Yeah!!! I'm 25!!!

Oscar reminds me of a greyhound we had; she used to think she was a little lap dog.... who just happened to have her front paws on the ground when she sat in my lap!

-pj


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Post by: gotgrey on April 03, 2012 07:14:50 AM
The dog in my avatar is my late greyhound, George.  He too thought he was a lap dog.  He could never understand why only the front half of him fit in my lap, while the back end remained on the couch.   ;D  He was the smartest dog I had ever met!  He KNEW he was a person, not a D O G.  If you looked at him and called him a D O G, he would turn away from you.  If you asked him if he was people, his ears would perk up, his tail would wag, and he would "smile". 


Title: Re: I Love Cats Or Dogs Swap; send by 5/1
Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 03, 2012 07:43:11 AM
Okay--partners are now listed on the first page, and questionnaires have been sent!  

Please pm me asap if you didn't get your partner's questionnaire or if there is any other problem.

Now let's all have some furry fun!!

P.S.  Nice partner dance, as usual, susanab!!


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Post by: susanab on April 03, 2012 08:38:38 AM
why thank you ::)

and a shoutout to fancybutch!
woo-hoooo, partner!


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 03, 2012 08:47:18 AM
woo hoo we have partners! :)


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Post by: Bobomom on April 03, 2012 09:41:25 AM
I love the partner day song and dance! Let the crafting begin!


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 03, 2012 09:54:17 AM
Hey dessadoll!! Im happy to be crafting with you! hihiihi i promise to give my best to do super amazing stuff that you will like!! Im going this moment to my craft store to get some stuff for ya!! :3


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Post by: gotgrey on April 03, 2012 10:00:10 AM
Woof, woof let the crafting goodness begin!!!!  Thank you Leslie and Susan!!!!!!


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Post by: mom2em on April 03, 2012 10:01:13 AM
Yay for partners!  I already have a few ideas. I need to check my dog fabric stash & will hopefully be able to get crafting soon.


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Post by: jexxican on April 03, 2012 10:18:01 AM
Ideas! I need to check the points criteria for the swap before I do anything though. And go grocery shopping. Stupid having to feed the kids, why can't I just stitch?


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 03, 2012 10:49:19 AM
Leslieshappyheart, thank you for the partnering.   :)  Hiya wendiek, we're partners, whoo-hoo!  ;D   susanab, another GRRRREAT partner song and dance - thank you!  :D 

Cats and Dogs - coming up!   :D


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Post by: dessadoll on April 03, 2012 11:25:19 AM
Yeah DoveVazo!  Looking forward to being your partner!!  Let the madness of being a craftster begin!!
 :D


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Post by: Sharalee on April 03, 2012 12:43:50 PM
Yeah "gotgrey" partners!! ;)  I'm on it, have a few ideas have to get looking for patterns & fabric & some other things!! I know what you mean about the greyhounds being smart our Schatzi is very smart she listens & watches us very close & she knows a lot of words & hand signals & so are the Iggys so smart!! On with the crafting............ :D :D :D


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Post by: imebears on April 03, 2012 02:25:15 PM
I have so many ideas for rubie-pearls. I just have to make my decisions. This is going to be fun.


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Post by: fancybutch on April 03, 2012 07:03:54 PM
Hey Susanab! I'm super excited (very eager newish swapper here) your pinterest is awesome by the way and I can't wait to get started.  I am just finishing off one last item for the 1980s movie swap and then off I go!  Cats cats cats cats.  Max and Maisie say hi and they are eager to pose for inspiration.

Can't wait to swap with you Susanab and see what everyone makes :)



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Post by: wendiek on April 04, 2012 06:21:41 AM
Leslieshappyheart, thank you for the partnering.   :)  Hiya wendiek, we're partners, whoo-hoo!  ;D   susanab, another GRRRREAT partner song and dance - thank you!  :D 

Cats and Dogs - coming up!   :D

Yes, Leslie! Thanks for partnering me with Fiddle... (I feel I know you, so I even started shorten your member name  ::) ) I'm sure we will have LOTS of fun!!
I've been too busy the last days to even check in here on Craftster. Love your partner dance too Susan, you're so funny  ;D!

Aaahh, lets get sneaking and peaking to get the BEST ideas for this swap! Hahaha, will know for sure that won't be the problem, my problem is what not to make, I always have so many ideas! So this swap officially started, woohoo with me having Fiddle on my side!!  ;D Great way to start a swap, right!



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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 04, 2012 06:26:08 AM
Leslieshappyheart, thank you for the partnering.   :)  Hiya wendiek, we're partners, whoo-hoo!  ;D   susanab, another GRRRREAT partner song and dance - thank you!  :D 

Cats and Dogs - coming up!   :D

Yes, Leslie! Thanks for partnering me with Fiddle... (I feel I know you, so I even started shorten your member name  ::) ) I'm sure we will have LOTS of fun!!
I've been too busy the last days to even check in here on Craftster. Love your partner dance too Susan, you're so funny  ;D!

Aaahh, lets get sneaking and peaking to get the BEST ideas for this swap! Hahaha, will know for sure that won't be the problem, my problem is what not to make, I always have so many ideas! So this swap officially started, woohoo with me having Fiddle on my side!!  ;D Great way to start a swap, right!


Can you say EXCITING?!!!  Well, I am - I've already decided what's coming your way, wendiek!!  I'm going full-speed starting this evening after work - then over the ocean it goes!!   :D


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Post by: wendiek on April 04, 2012 06:40:47 AM
I haven't made up my mind yet, but I like this sneaking, peaking, planning, posting part of the swap a LOT!

Last time I was done in 2 days, then it took me a week to get it to the post office and then it took about 2 weeks to arrive at my partners doorstep!!! GRRR!!! Packages going my way, are here in about 1 week. But the custom services in the USA are very strict and it take so much longer for a package to arrive. Except for postcards that is.

But anyway, will be planning and hopefully do some crafting this weekend! If not, it will be next Thursday and Friday; those are my days of.

In the meantime my youngest son wants some attention of mom, he's a tiger now, so I'd better be careful!  ;)


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Post by: Bobomom on April 04, 2012 10:21:10 AM
I went through my stash last night - I think I have some ideas for mom2em.


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Post by: gotgrey on April 04, 2012 10:57:47 AM
I think Sharalee is going to LOVE her package!  I LOVE being partners w/her!  We click so well.


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Post by: Sharalee on April 04, 2012 11:13:24 AM
I think Sharalee is going to LOVE her package!  I LOVE being partners w/her!  We click so well.


Oh Yes we do, thanks "gotgrey" Oh I'm getting curious now!!  ;D    I think you'll like your package too! :D


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 04, 2012 02:32:46 PM
muhahaha! I started crafting! ive got a few ideas of things to do. fun fun fun!


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 04, 2012 09:53:00 PM
I'm so excited for this swap!


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 05, 2012 11:51:36 AM
Remember on "Katster" how they made their challenge to craft something out of cat hair? I was at the library yesterday browsing quilting/sewing/crafting books... and they actually have a "Crafting with Cat Hair" book. First project: a felted finger doll. I checked it out for amusement value.


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 05, 2012 11:58:13 AM
That kind of grosses me out!


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Post by: gotgrey on April 05, 2012 01:38:50 PM
That really grosses me out!  Some people, even spin yarn out of dog hair.  YUCK!  I mean, I really love my dogs, but, not that much.  I see their hair as a nuisance.  I HAVE to vacuum every day, because their hair gets every where, every day.  My husband told our new neighbors that I've killed like 10 vacuums over the past 15yrs.  I don't know if that's true or not.  The day after he told them that, the vacuum I currently had, died.  He finally wised up and bought me a pet hair vacuum.  2 of my dogs have long hair, and they shed it every day of the year. 


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Post by: jexxican on April 05, 2012 03:34:35 PM
Someone gave me a bag of dog hair last year and I was really excited to try and spin it but it was totally the wrong kind of hair and really stinky and wasn't even washed before she gave it to me. Yuck! But I still want to try to spin dog hair sometime. Maybe I should contact a groomer in the area. But how weird would that be for them for someone to call up "Hey, next time you groom a certain type of dog can you save the hair for me?" Because people don't already think I'm a weirdo.

I thought about saving my cat's hair last year but didn't start in time. I don't think I'll even make the attempt this year, though. Again, that's what groomers are for! I think this time of year, now that it's getting hot again, would be a great time for that, right? Now for the balls to pick up the phone...


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 05, 2012 03:51:24 PM
That kind of grosses me out!

Ditto! 


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Post by: legatostroke on April 05, 2012 05:02:32 PM
Crafting with dog hair seemed weird to me until I had someone needlefelt a sculpture of my dog. That's when I thought, "Oh I wish I had saved just enough for this."

I know we went through a few vacuums with my dog too--a white collie mix--with dark green carpeting throughout the house. My parents eventually bought something called 'the Animal'. I don't know what brand but I remember it being purple. That worked great and I believe they still use it (it's been 8 years maybe).


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Post by: ale0059 on April 05, 2012 05:20:50 PM
I've already begun crafting, I really hope my partner likes what I am making her :)


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Post by: gotgrey on April 05, 2012 05:22:16 PM
I've only got 2 more projects to complete, then I'm ready to send.  Must pick up stuffing this weekend. 


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 05, 2012 09:19:43 PM
My first spinning-yarn experience was hand-spinning hair from the family Golden Retriever. Wool is hair from sheep (and that's really gross until it's been cleaned). Silk is... silkworm spit and the little worms are killed to get the cocoons at the right stage. Cat hair doesn't seem so bad to me.

Though don't worry, ohiodiygirl, I won't be using Sassy-hair for anything :)


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Post by: wendiek on April 06, 2012 05:17:41 AM
My mom spinned a lot and so I know that wool really stinks bad when you bought it. But once clean I like the smell of wool. I don't know but cat hair and dog hair doesn't sound appealing to me AT ALL! Wool is really different from hair I think.

Anyway, I have a good idea now I need to gather my supplies and see if it will work out the way I want it too  :D

This weekend will be filled with visiting my nephew, my parents in law and my parents. Lots of seeking Easter eggs and chocolate (yummie) and hopefully being outdoors and enjoying some days off. So there won't be a lot of activity here on Craftster!
Just so you know I'm still alive and kicking!

Have a good Easter weekend every one! Enjoy all those Easter eggs (hiding, seeking and/or eating them  ;D )


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Post by: fancybutch on April 06, 2012 05:36:06 AM
hoppy bunny spring holiday to everyone, even though I'm 'team cat' :) I couldn't resist this picture and thought I'd share.



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Post by: susanab on April 06, 2012 06:40:54 AM
hoppy bunny spring holiday to everyone, even though I'm 'team cat' :) I couldn't resist this picture and thought I'd share.

that's SO FUNNY--I saw what you did to chocolate bunny :D
having breakfast--perusing projects for you, fancybutch. i have some possibilities and maybe i'll just jump into one and see what happens!

on the dog/cat hair front--i dont know, i'm always covered in cat hair. the idea of it being crafted into something with form/creativity--i like that thought. :-\


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 06, 2012 06:53:28 AM
Thinking of the dog hair crafting stuff just made me laugh because my mother is allergic to dog  hair (i kinda pictured her with a sweater made from my dogs hair!!) hihiih. Anyway, i've alsmost completed one of my crafts for my buddy! yay!  Happy Easter everybody!

May the chocolate be with you!


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Post by: gotgrey on April 06, 2012 07:27:38 AM
I'm allergic to wool.  And, you know, I've never had anything silk.  I always found it too expensive and difficult to care for.  That's sad that they kill the worm.  I don't like for anything to die.  Then w/wool there is the practice of mulesing.  That's where the sheep is held down on it's back, and w/no pain meds, the wool and skin is cut away from their backside w/sheers.  Leaving a bloody raw area on their hind end.  It's supposed to prevent fly strike, which devalues the export value of the wool.  Then, when those sheep are no longer of any value as wool producers, they are shipped off around the world, w/no food, or water for inhumane, live slaughter. 


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Post by: gotgrey on April 06, 2012 07:30:35 AM
hoppy bunny spring holiday to everyone, even though I'm 'team cat' :) I couldn't resist this picture and thought I'd share.

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/284437_06Apr12_easterpuppy.jpg

Love it!  Replace the pug w/my husband's pomeranian puppy, and you've got it exactly right!  Even though he has his own stuffed animals from the pet store to chew up, he would rather chew up the ones I've made, and MY shoes.


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Post by: Sharalee on April 06, 2012 08:40:09 AM
I'm like most of the others about not using cat or dog hair!!  ???  There's the dandruff which I am allergic to more than just the cat or dog. There are a lot of things in that hair even if it was clean.
I'll probably be busy with Easter weekend coming up so won't be doing much crafting. :) Next week I'll be doing more.  :D  I do have 1 small thing done.  :D


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Post by: Bobomom on April 06, 2012 08:44:15 AM
Okay - the pug is too cute!

On the dog and cat hair front - I think it would be rather itchy to have something made out of it, but a great memory from your pet.

I starting cutting out fabric this morning before work.  I plan to work on things some more this weekend.


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Post by: Sharalee on April 06, 2012 10:03:29 AM
I just think these kittys are so cute!! :D  I thought you all, that like cats might like these little guys. It is on toys, dolls & playthings Thread. "funthreads" has a tute of her version.
Here is my version, I can't seem to find my version that my Mom made up.

My Kitty is around 30 yrs. old & has put away for 20+ yrs. It only has the 2 fromt legs where "funthreads" has all 4.




This is a side view. I'm sure you can change the ears out & a different nose etc for a dog.
I just wanted to show everyone this. I think they are cute.


http://geocities.com/deecraftsalot/YarnCat.html
This is one another I found on line.


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 06, 2012 12:48:55 PM
sharalee: those look very squishy and cuddly :) I would fear for it's life around my cat though LOL. Sassy beats up other cats... I even bought a stuffed cat for her at a yard sale in hopes of distracting her from beating up my cat Tasha (Tasha came down sick & disappeared the day I was to take her to the vet 5 years ago). She still beats up stuffed kitty.


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 06, 2012 12:50:02 PM
When I click that 2nd link: geocities says it's not there.


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Post by: wendiek on April 06, 2012 01:24:51 PM
When I click that 2nd link: geocities says it's not there.
That happened to me too!

What a cute cat you made, Sharalee!


I just ordered some fabric online. Hopefully it will get here soon, the website said that it would take about 8 -10 days to arrive at my doorstep. Then I need to sew quickly, I'll just give it a try!

The ideas are in my head, some even sketched. I can't make all of it, because I need that fabric. But I can start with an idea made of fabric already in my stash.  :D


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 06, 2012 01:28:13 PM
I just ordered some fabric online. Hopefully it will get here soon, the website said that it would take about 8 -10 days to arrive at my doorstep. Then I need to sew quickly, I'll just give it a try!

The ideas are in my head, some even sketched. I can't make all of it, because I need that fabric. But I can start with an idea made of fabric already in my stash.  :D

 ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D         8)


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Post by: wendiek on April 06, 2012 01:39:24 PM
;D :D ;D :D ;D :D         8)

Hahaha! LOL!!

Isn't this so much fun!?


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 06, 2012 02:39:07 PM
;D :D ;D :D ;D :D         8)

Hahaha! LOL!!

Isn't this so much fun!?

YESSIRREEE, CHICKEEE!   8)


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Post by: Sharalee on April 06, 2012 02:53:20 PM
When I click that 2nd link: geocities says it's not there.

I don't know what happen to that site because I got it the first time & printed a copy of it & now I can't get on it either. So Sorry!! It was a archive one!

http://web.archive.org/web/20091021154205/http://geocities.com/deecraftsalot/YarnCat.html
Wait for a few seconds then it will come up!

This should work now! Sorry about that!! I know they are not to play with a lot, mostly just to look at. But they're still cute.


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Post by: dessadoll on April 06, 2012 08:27:47 PM
I have started too!  And although I can promise I won't be making anything with dog or cat hair......
I can not promise that dog and or cat hair will be excluded from the package. It seems to be everywhere!
No matter how hard I try to avoid it!


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Post by: ale0059 on April 06, 2012 09:40:58 PM
I have been crafting a lot this weekend. We got today off, but tomorrow my family is going to the lake and easter sunday should be busy. I will have to do some more crafting at some point this weekend though. My free time is limited. :) I already have one item finished  8) and I am very proud of it. I am trying some new techniques for me.


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Post by: chrmisha on April 06, 2012 10:20:01 PM
I think my partner and I have a ton in common! I'm still in the planning stages but ordered a few things online tonight :-)

Chris


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Post by: mom2em on April 07, 2012 02:18:14 AM
We have company coming for the weekend so no crafting will get done but dh is off Monday & Tuesday so he can take care of our girls while I craft.


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 07, 2012 10:23:25 AM
I will be doing something new when I start crafting for my partner, so I'm taking my time and really thinking it through!


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 07, 2012 10:26:53 AM
I will be doing something new when I start crafting for my partner, so I'm taking my time and really thinking it through!

Leslie - it will be awesome, of that I'm sure! 

I'm also trying a new pattern for my partner for one thing, and then being inspired by something on her pinterest, making it up as I go along on another item!  :)


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Post by: wendiek on April 07, 2012 02:30:51 PM
I'm also trying a new pattern for my partner for one thing, and then being inspired by something on her pinterest, making it up as I go along on another item!  :)

Totally intrigued now!! Hooray for trying doing new things!!! I really encourage everyone to do so now and then!!
 
Hahaha, says the one who desperately tries to avoid doing so many new things... but that is because I have a house full of stuff already! I do some paper crafting (cards making, bookmarks), I sew a LOT, crochet a little and want to learn how to knit properly! On my must-learn-list are so many things already: make a beautiful quilt, embroider better, make a hoop,....


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Post by: mlookyloo1 on April 07, 2012 03:42:55 PM
I just don't know what I am going to do yet ???


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Post by: pjr107 on April 07, 2012 04:07:41 PM
I have stuff planned and I'm crossing my fingers that my new room passes inspection on Monday so I can set up my craft room!!  Ok so the bed goes in there too.... Gives new meaning to eat, sleep and craft!

Pj


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Post by: Bobomom on April 07, 2012 05:57:51 PM
I had a good crafting day today - got a few things done!   :)


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Post by: mycutezombies on April 07, 2012 07:53:16 PM
I have a couple of things planned. Now I just have to find the time to start.  :-\


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Post by: legatostroke on April 08, 2012 07:31:49 AM
I have one little thing done. I know what else I want to do--just waiting on pictures. :)


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 09, 2012 07:57:51 AM
have a good start on one thing, just waiting on pictures :)


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Post by: wendiek on April 09, 2012 08:11:51 AM
Aaaaannnndddd I finished a smallish/mediumish thing!

It turned out to be with lots of different textures and patterns, so I hope it's not too much! I do like it though and I tried a few new or almost new techniques! Let's just say that there is a lot going on in the ..... , lots of details but I hope you still can see the bigger picture. How's that for being vague???  ;D

I know what I want to make next, but I NEED those fabrics I ordered for that.... GRRR, so now I must wait for that to arrive.... "geduld is een schone zaak" - patience is a virtue.  ::)



Ehh, why are you waiting on pictures?? Instructions? Ideas? Inspiration?


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Post by: Bobomom on April 09, 2012 08:37:56 AM
I got a ton done this weekend!  I'm glad to see everyone is busily crafting!


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Post by: gotgrey on April 09, 2012 02:53:31 PM
Have to rework one item because it didn't turn out like I had envisioned, and have to paint the bottom of one thing.  I just happened to notice I had missed painting it last night.  I will hopefully be sending soon.  It's just a matter of $ for shipping now.


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 09, 2012 05:25:48 PM
i'll be starting on an other item before going to bed today! yay!  :D


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Post by: Sharalee on April 10, 2012 11:34:35 AM
Just cheeking in. I have everything pretty much in my head what I'm going to make. Just trying toget a couple other swaps done first.  Made a small thing all ready.  So I'll be starting the bigger piece this weekend!!  :D


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Post by: mom2em on April 10, 2012 11:36:49 AM
Finally started on my 1st item today!  I've never made one before so we'll see how it comes out.


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 10, 2012 12:51:18 PM
Today I'm learning from my mistakes as I TRY to make something for my partner that I haven't done before...I am confident that it will work out right on this next try!!


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 10, 2012 01:18:34 PM
I just don't know what I am going to do yet ???
as your crafty swap partner can i just say i am in love with the hooplas that you have done and would love something like that :)


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Post by: dessadoll on April 10, 2012 05:18:26 PM
Done a few items....still have a lot more to do  :) 

And still waiting on some more pictures **hint hint***nudge nudge**


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Post by: jexxican on April 10, 2012 07:53:57 PM
Haven't started on anything! I just finished some socks for Mother's Day today and I should be free to get started on this one but... I'm not feeling it. Nothing is coming to me. I mean, I even have the perfect partner! We both have bulls (mine is a pit, her's a mastiff) and she specifically asked for a mastiff themed hoop on her Q' which hoopin' is something I've been doing LOTS lately, but I just can't get into it. What is up, Jex?! Maybe it's the 4 week crafting time instead of the 2 week time I've had with most of my swaps lately. Yeah, that's got to be it. I bet when it gets down to just 2 weeks left my mind will ignite and I will know what to do. I hope.


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Post by: susanab on April 11, 2012 04:22:12 AM
i wasnt sure whether the first crafting that i made looked right. last night i started on a different version and side by side i can report that that was a good move  ;)
im also glad that we have some time on this--ill be in boston fri,sat,sun touring some schools with my daughter (yikes! time has flipping raced like crazy).

anyway, who wants to go in on a hotel chain that features craft centers instead of business centers? :)


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 11, 2012 08:03:43 AM
susanab: make it a craft center AND a business center, and I'm in. I'd go nuts without a computer.

I'm still in the stalking/figuring out what I want to do stage of crafting. Hope to get started by this weekend. I'd start now, but I'm on a roll with spring cleaning.


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 11, 2012 08:31:59 AM
I have a busy couple of weeks coming up, so I got my crafting DONE!  The package is in the mail and hopefully will arrive on Friday!



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Post by: rubies-pearls on April 11, 2012 05:58:36 PM
I got the main part of my swap package completed today! I need to go shopping to get some supplies to finish off the other projects, and should be sending at the beginning of next week!


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Post by: gotgrey on April 11, 2012 06:10:10 PM
I'm completely finished w/all my items now.  I'm going to the hardware store this weekend to buy a box.  Everything I have is either too small, or too big.  I want to get a just big enough box, so that I don't pay an arm and leg for shipping.  The hardware store has the right size boxes I need.


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Post by: PurplePaisley on April 12, 2012 01:39:02 PM
sat down today to get some serious sew time in. And the stupid machine would not cooperate. It kept balling up and I had to keep taking things apart. I gave up and will give it another shot this weekend. Frustrated    :P


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Post by: mycutezombies on April 12, 2012 07:54:55 PM
@Jexxican - I haven't started either.  :-[

I do have a couple of things in mind though. Hopefully, I can light a fire under my butt this upcoming week!


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 13, 2012 04:38:11 AM
I hope to finish my crafting for wendiek this weekend - this week has been a long one at work - too much work and not enough sewing at home!  I'm really looking forward to my rainy weekend, which will allow me to sew and sew and sew.   8)


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Post by: wendiek on April 13, 2012 06:49:22 AM
I hope to finish my crafting for wendiek this weekend - this week has been a long one at work - too much work and not enough sewing at home!  I'm really looking forward to my rainy weekend, which will allow me to sew and sew and sew.   8)

Woohooo!!! EXCITING!!!  ;D ;D ;D

No sewing for me this week, maybe not even this weekend  :( Good news: my youngest sister gave birth to a little girl, her second daughter and I am going to visit her tomorrow. She lives 2 hours driving away, so that will take quite some time of my Saturday.

I do know what I want to sew and even if I did have the time, I don't have the right fabric yet!!

Hope you all had a good Friday the 13th  ;) and wish you all a crafty weekend!


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Post by: mom2em on April 13, 2012 06:52:06 AM
I have a bad cold so no crafting is getting done here. Hopefully over the weekend I'll be feeling better & can get some things done.


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 13, 2012 08:39:00 AM
okay. new plan. can't do what i originally wanted, will adapt and do something else. Don't know how much crafting will be done this weekend since the hubby has decided this weekend we are repainting our bedroom and replacing all the trim and electrical in that room...


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Post by: Bobomom on April 13, 2012 12:02:01 PM
I have a bad cold so no crafting is getting done here. Hopefully over the weekend I'll be feeling better & can get some things done.

I hope you feel better soon partner! :)


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 13, 2012 08:09:18 PM
I'll be sending you some more pics soon I promise! just waiting to have the camera that was used to take the pics lol!! Sorry for the delay!


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Post by: dessadoll on April 13, 2012 10:03:24 PM
That's alright partner! Whenever you can.  If I don't get more...I'll just change around one of the projects, really not a big deal.

On a side note!!! I finished one of my projects for the swap in 2 hours!!  I can't wait to send!!!  I'm giddy just thinking about it!

I think I am about half way done it all!


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Post by: gotgrey on April 14, 2012 06:49:42 AM
mom2em, I hope you get to feeling better soon!  Colds suck!


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Post by: fancybutch on April 14, 2012 06:54:48 AM
I'd make faster progress if I didn't change my mind a million times :)

baby steps are happening ...


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Post by: mycutezombies on April 14, 2012 07:08:13 AM
news: my youngest sister gave birth to a little girl, her second daughter and I am going to visit her tomorrow. She lives 2 hours driving away, so that will take quite some time of my Saturday.

Congrats wendiek on your new little niece!  :)


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Post by: wendiek on April 14, 2012 07:34:11 AM
Congrats wendiek on your new little niece!  :)

Thanks!! I went there this morning and she is soooo cute!! What a sweet little girl she is  :-*
I hardly slept last night, and with the 4 hours of driving I now feel "jet-lagged".

While not sleeping I did get a nice idea for my partner, will think it over and maybe will try that tomorrow.
And I have some baby girl sewing to do  ;D


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 14, 2012 07:56:21 AM
I second that--Wendie, congratulations on your new neice! 

We are about halfway through our crafting time, and today I expect to see the first entry in our gallery!  The link is on the first page, but I will add it here too:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406961.0

Please remember to post a comment here at least weekly so we know you are still around, even if you haven't got much to say!


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Post by: jexxican on April 14, 2012 08:00:53 AM
I was ignited! I now have all 3 ideas for mycutezombies, 2 are currently in progress, and while comteplating my lack of brown floss last night I got an idea! Light bulb moment! So hopefully I will make my persoanlly deadline of sending before I leave for TX next week. Too bad we have company tonight and I have to go to super cleaning mode today. Grr...

Yay new babies! Jo is already 4 weeks old and she has changed so much since she was born. Take it all in while you can, WendieK, even if it's not yours you'll be missing the new-baby-ness before too long.


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Post by: Sharalee on April 14, 2012 11:52:14 AM
"wendiek" congrats your new neice!! ::) Girls are so much fun to sew for!!!

"mom2em" Hope you better soon! :) I know it's not fun being sick!!

I'm working on my bigger project!! I have the smaller one done!! ;)


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Post by: wendiek on April 14, 2012 01:33:59 PM
Thanks ladies !! I am so very happy! Hold her in my arms today, even changed her diaper, hahaha still remembered how to do that  :D 

Oh before you know it, they go to school! My boys are already so BIG (and believe me, I have small kids, like their mom)


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Post by: chrmisha on April 14, 2012 05:17:57 PM
Hi All!

I'm still waiting for one thing that I ordered to arrive in the mail and then I'm all set to start crafting. I might work on some things tomorrow. I'm very excited about my ideas! Can't wait to see all the pictures in the gallery.

Chris


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Post by: gotgrey on April 14, 2012 06:25:26 PM
Congrats on the new niece wendiek!  I know how fast kids grow up!  My youngest son will be 14yrs old next month and my oldest will be 19yrs old in August.  The youngest will be in his 1st year of high school next year, and my oldest will have finished his 1st year of college this coming May.  WOW, time sure does fly!


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 14, 2012 07:59:33 PM
Just checking in! I am using tomorrow for a crafting day. I'm going to be only checking this site once a week (unless I get a notice of private message in my yahoo mail). I've got too much stuff I'm trying to get done and staying offline is the only way to manage it.


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Post by: Mod35tBabe on April 15, 2012 06:32:13 AM
Checking in - bought some stuff for the swap and plan on starting the main stuff this week :)


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Post by: pookiemccool on April 15, 2012 09:39:28 AM
working on ideas, can't wait to start crafting!


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Post by: legatostroke on April 15, 2012 03:17:38 PM
Still just have one small thing finished. The large thing/set of things will take a while to get finished, but they're coming along.


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Post by: mycutezombies on April 15, 2012 04:17:34 PM
I have one small done, 1 idea to make, and still wracking my brain for something else. Hopefully, I'll get a jolt of inspiration.  ???


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Post by: Bobomom on April 15, 2012 04:35:42 PM
Working on one more extra! All this crafting time leads to more extras! :)


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 16, 2012 12:46:29 PM
I'm just about finished with my creations for my partner, wendiek!! - but I just thought of something else this morning . . . sew  so, I have to make one more little thing!   :D   I need to have this swap package and one more from another swap mailed out so I can sign up for yet another swap.  I've put myself on limiting signups for others until I have completed my part of the ones I am currently signed up for!  SWAP CONTROL!!  Almost like bug spray  :P    but it doesn't smell bad!     8)


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Post by: wendiek on April 16, 2012 01:26:53 PM
I'm just about finished with my creations for my partner, wendiek!! - but I just thought of something else this morning . . . sew  so, I have to make one more little thing!   :D   I need to have this swap package and one more from another swap mailed out so I can sign up for yet another swap.  I've put myself on limiting signups for others until I have completed my part of the ones I am currently signed up for!  SWAP CONTROL!!  Almost like bug spray  :P    but it doesn't smell bad!     8)

Hihihi, know what you mean!
I am currently in 3 swaps... no more allowed or I will be overwhelmed!

Sounds good to me  ;D


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Post by: mom2em on April 16, 2012 05:43:19 PM
I just finished 1 item!  I have to redo another thing that didn't come out well enough.  And I have plans for something else.  Hoping I can finish up this week.


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Post by: chrmisha on April 16, 2012 07:14:07 PM
All the things I ordered have now arrived. I'm in the beginning stages of pinning, painting, and gluing. :-)


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 17, 2012 08:11:24 AM
checking in...i have my new ideas, 3/4 of the way done with the big one...hope to work on heavily this week.


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Post by: fancybutch on April 17, 2012 08:25:18 AM
Finally on my last item, which is bigger but hopefully done by the weekend and then mailing!!


Title: Finished
Post by: chrmisha on April 17, 2012 11:40:57 AM
I AM DONE! Hurrah!! I just need to put on a few finishing touches, and I might do a couple of extra little things for the heck of it. Then I just need to work on the packaging and send it. I like to try and decorate the packaging, too, if I'm so inspired. We'll see :-)

Chris


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Post by: crassy_mcnasty on April 17, 2012 01:46:39 PM
Got a medium done over the weekend.  Have my next one planned out, I'm going to work on it a little each night this week.  Already got my package (and it's amazing- check the gallery..) so that really lit a fire under my butt!


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 17, 2012 02:15:41 PM
Got a medium done over the weekend.  Have my next one planned out, I'm going to work on it a little each night this week.  Already got my package (and it's amazing- check the gallery..) so that really lit a fire under my butt!

I'm cheering you on, partner!


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 17, 2012 03:29:35 PM
i've  done 3/4 of the packaging now. I'll be finishing soon ! youhouu!  ;D


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Post by: susanab on April 18, 2012 05:30:13 AM
i didn't have my regular weekend crafting time as we were touring schools in Boston. (The most fabric restraint i ever had while visiting! I didn't even google "fabric stores downtown boston" because it would have just lead me down that path ;))

What I've crafted so far looks  nice i think and i know, generally, what's next!



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Post by: imebears on April 18, 2012 05:50:56 AM
I have been a slow swap partner this time. Things have just gotten away from me. I started something about a week ago and life has gotten in the way to finish it. Hope to do it this weekend. I can't wait to see what my partner sent me.


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Post by: gotgrey on April 18, 2012 07:56:44 AM
I shipped today.


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Post by: Bobomom on April 18, 2012 09:48:42 AM
I sent today to mom2em!


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Post by: PurplePaisley on April 18, 2012 02:18:14 PM
Wow. Why am I having a creative block right now. This has been going on for 2 weeks, not only at home but at work. Need to get my mojo back. lol


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Post by: pjr107 on April 18, 2012 02:52:13 PM
Wow. Why am I having a creative block right now. This has been going on for 2 weeks, not only at home but at work. Need to get my mojo back. lol

I'm patient... I'll wait for your creative awesomeness :)

I have most of my stuff but now just need time.... too much time spent working on a new deck.  So its good news but bad news for my swaps!

-p


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Post by: Mod35tBabe on April 19, 2012 07:43:00 AM
My craft mojo is MIA a bit too but I have at least done little bits and pieces lol.


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 19, 2012 08:15:03 AM
almost done with the big part of the gift, now just to have to fill it full of goodies


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Post by: chrmisha on April 19, 2012 08:52:15 PM
Hello all,

I've packed up my partner's crafts and will be sending them tomorrow!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

Chris


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 19, 2012 11:19:37 PM
Wow! People are sending already.... I need to get busy.  And susanab: I'm amazed at your restraint!


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Post by: wendiek on April 20, 2012 12:16:11 AM
Unfortunately I got an e-mail that my fabrics will take a little longer to arrive.... I don't like that!!!  >:(

So, I'm going to plan something else and hopefully the fabrics will arrive early next week. If not, there's still time to finish my other thing. I did order that fabric early, but it wasn't in stock so had to be ordered.

I am still alive, biting my nails and being impatient. Just so you know  :)


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 20, 2012 03:32:02 AM
Oh, Wendiek, I know how frustrating it is when that happens!  I hope the fabric will get to you quickly, but I'm sure you will be able to come up with something else if it doesn't.


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 20, 2012 06:17:04 AM
Unfortunately I got an e-mail that my fabrics will take a little longer to arrive.... I don't like that!!!  >:(

So, I'm going to plan something else and hopefully the fabrics will arrive early next week. If not, there's still time to finish my other thing. I did order that fabric early, but it wasn't in stock so had to be ordered.

I am still alive, biting my nails and being impatient. Just so you know  :)

I know I'll be good with whatever you send!  I'm finishing up and hope to mail out first of next week!  Not at early as I wanted to be, but still out the door before our send out deadine!  Sure hope you're gonna like what I created for you!   8)


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Post by: wendiek on April 20, 2012 06:26:19 AM
I know I'll be good with whatever you send!  I'm finishing up and hope to mail out first of next week!  Not at early as I wanted to be, but still out the door before our send out deadine!  Sure hope you're gonna like what I created for you!   8)

Yes, I know! It is just that I had a plan, a GOOD plan and I want to stick to it, hahaha! But I do have a backup plan, if that fabric will arrive next week I will probably make that good plan anyway and just send it all! Get it  ???

I am so sure that I will love what you made me... 
oops, getting curious now.... ::)

 ;D


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Post by: imebears on April 20, 2012 04:12:27 PM
Got my package from my partner rubies-pearls. It is wonderful. As soon as I can I will put pictures into the gallery. Thank you ever so much. I'm almost done. Hopefully this weekend.


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Post by: dessadoll on April 20, 2012 04:55:25 PM
Getting close....but still not done.  Hopefully I will be sending it mid week. 

Ps.  I got the pics...thanks!


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 20, 2012 05:07:40 PM
 :D  Evening, all you crafty people!  I have a basic plan, and have started on parts of it, now I'm switching gears - just thought out something kinda cool (I think) where I get to use a lot more fabrics!!  stopped by Joann's on the way home - oh, no . . . found eight fabrics at $2.99 a yard, of course I NEEDED a yard of each - now, wendiek - you are gonna love this!  sew-sew excited about one of the things I'm making - eeeeeeeek - I can't wait to finish it!  Still hoping to finish and mail out after the weekend!   8) :D


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 21, 2012 08:33:32 AM
i've completed the package exept for one little thing that will take maybe 5 min to complete. I'd like to add more stuff to it ! hihihi
Well , i'll be sending soon to I guess, if I don't find other stuff to add. :-\


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Post by: wendiek on April 21, 2012 09:44:03 AM
:D  Evening, all you crafty people!  I have a basic plan, and have started on parts of it, now I'm switching gears - just thought out something kinda cool (I think) where I get to use a lot more fabrics!!  stopped by Joann's on the way home - oh, no . . . found eight fabrics at $2.99 a yard, of course I NEEDED a yard of each - now, wendiek - you are gonna love this!  sew-sew excited about one of the things I'm making - eeeeeeeek - I can't wait to finish it!  Still hoping to finish and mail out after the weekend!   8) :D

Oh my goodness, now you got me even more curious!!!  ::) And believe me, I'm normally not that curious.
Haha, the use of more fabrics is always great! Oh my oh my.... You are such a tease (sttt, I love it  ;) )

I started on the alternative smallish item, that will be finished tomorrow. Then I will wait and keep my fingers crossed that the fabric will arrive early this week so I have time to sew the other thing on Thursday or Friday.... This time I won't be sending somewhere in the middle, but almost at the uttermost deadline (haha, is that even Englis??)!! Well, so be it for this time. Sorry Fiddle!


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 21, 2012 09:53:01 AM
Not a problem, wendiek!  I just finished checking something out online, and now to the sewing machine!   8)


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Post by: crassy_mcnasty on April 21, 2012 12:00:45 PM
Whew!!  A very busy week but just finished all my chores, and now it's crafty time!  I plan on finishing a medium this afternoon. 


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Post by: jexxican on April 21, 2012 12:49:09 PM
Sent! Don't think I've posted here yet about it. I'm pretty happy with them, but really happy with the last project. Hope I did OK :-\


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Post by: legatostroke on April 21, 2012 05:42:32 PM
I have a small finished and a large started. Definitely needing this last week to get things together.


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Post by: dessadoll on April 21, 2012 06:30:21 PM
SUPER EXCITED TO SHARE!! I got my early Mother's Day present from my kids......PET RATS!!!!

OMG I have wanted rats for soooo long.  As if my life wasn't busy enough~ Hubby, 11 year old daughter, newly adopted sibling set 6 year old boy, 4 year old girl.  2 siberian huskies, one miniature daschund, one cat.....and now.....3 rats!

My favorite of the group, is hairless! How cool is that?  I named him Falkor.  The mixed color I named Norbert, and the solid blackish brown one I named Fuzzbucket.  

Just had to share it here!  I should also add, these are rescue rats from our local SPCA.


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 21, 2012 06:42:05 PM
So cute!


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Post by: gotgrey on April 22, 2012 11:32:11 AM
dessadoll, I must say that I am soooooooooo JEALOUS!!!!!!  My husband WON'T let me get a rat.  He thinks they are disgusting.  I love them, and want one so bad!  I'll just have to drool over the pic of your adorable trio.


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 22, 2012 06:55:49 PM
oh my gosh! So cuuuuteee! congrats!


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Post by: dessadoll on April 22, 2012 09:11:19 PM
Thanks  ;D  I think they are pretty cute.  And yes, my hubby is awesome.  I could get any animal and he would be ok with it.  3 dogs, a cat and 3 rats at the moment. lol


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 23, 2012 04:43:26 PM
OH ask him for a kangaroo!! hihihi ::)


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Post by: mom2em on April 23, 2012 04:55:38 PM
Finished crafting today and will be mailing on Wed!


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Post by: gotgrey on April 23, 2012 04:59:13 PM
My partner, Sharalee received today, and posted pics in the gallery.


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Post by: fancybutch on April 23, 2012 06:29:35 PM
finally, my cat package for susanab is ready to go, will be in the mail tomorrow!
here's a tease (oh and my messy craft table)



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Post by: dessadoll on April 24, 2012 12:38:04 AM
  :o Dare I say...I think I may actually be ready to send!! 

I'm hoping to get it in the mail tomorrow, but if not I will be sending out on Wednesday.

I always get nervous when I get ready to send...hoping I have made enough  :-\



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Post by: imebears on April 24, 2012 06:33:40 AM
Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of crafting. I had hoped to get things done over the weekend and nope was not in the cards. I finally got a chance to take pictures of what I received but can't post the wonderful things my partner sent me. Got called in to work all week.  Hope to post pictures tonight and I actually got some crafting done last night so there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Won't be long now.


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Post by: Mod35tBabe on April 24, 2012 06:55:03 AM
I received one part to finish off an item today from ebay - I hope the rest of it arrives in time


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 24, 2012 07:19:03 AM
finally, my cat package for susanab is ready to go, will be in the mail tomorrow!

That cat embossed package looks wonderfully delicious, fancybutch!  If I know susanab, she will be delighted with the packaging alone, in addition to what it contains!!!  Now that is an envelope worth hanging onto!   8)


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 24, 2012 08:08:10 AM
just checking in, 1 thing left to do...


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Post by: jexxican on April 24, 2012 08:20:08 AM
I hate waiting for partners to receive in Canada...


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Post by: pjr107 on April 24, 2012 05:47:57 PM
I've got pieces sitting all over my craft table.  guess that's a good sign.... now to just get things done.

-p


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Post by: dessadoll on April 24, 2012 11:42:30 PM
ALL DONE!!  I'm done  ;D Everything is packaged up, and heading into the city to mail tomorrow (wed)!!  Yeah!!!


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Post by: Bobomom on April 25, 2012 04:41:36 PM
Finished crafting today and will be mailing on Wed!
Yay!


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 25, 2012 04:54:47 PM
Just a little under a week for finishing and mailing those packages, everyone!  The send-out date is next Tuesday.  I'm looking forward to seeing the gallery fill up!


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Post by: pookiemccool on April 25, 2012 05:43:49 PM
got most of my item done today, just have a few little details to finish and then to start on a small I want to include.


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Post by: dessadoll on April 25, 2012 07:46:24 PM
 :D  I did it!  I sent! And early to boot! Shocked the daylights out of my hubby. lol


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Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on April 25, 2012 11:23:29 PM
Hi everyone! I just changed my mind on what I'm doing for the main item, so will be doing my new idea this weekend.


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Post by: PurplePaisley on April 26, 2012 07:58:29 AM
Almost done. Last project 3/4 the way done. Hope to finish and ship on Monday.


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Post by: wendiek on April 26, 2012 11:10:21 AM
FEW! I was a little stressed!!
You see Saturday we have plans, Sunday the post office is closed but Monday is Queens day so the post office is closed too and Tuesday we're leaving early in the morning for a day of carting. BUT, the good thing is that I finished my last item this evening and will be shipping tomorrow!! I didn't think I could finish it before the weekend, so I am re-leaved that I did!

Long story, sorry.

Too bad that the fabric didn't get here on time! I got an e-mail that it would take even more time, booo!! The bright side is that now I had to get creative and think of something else! I am quite pleased with the ____ and the _____, the ____ and a very small extra. ;D I know, I know... show off, but just because I was, no am so excited about swapping with fiddlegirl!
I will take good pictures of it all tomorrow, weigh it all, wrap it and then SEND! Woohooo!!!

Then it will take ages to get there.... :P


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 26, 2012 12:28:19 PM
Too bad that the fabric didn't get here on time! I got an e-mail that it would take even more time, booo!! The bright side is that now I had to get creative and think of something else! I am quite pleased with the ____ and the _____, the ____ and a very small extra. ;D I know, I know... show off, but just because I was, no am so excited about swapping with fiddlegirl!
I will take good pictures of it all tomorrow, weigh it all, wrap it and then SEND! Woohooo!!!

Then it will take ages to get there.... :P

Hey - I'm excited to swap with you too!  I thought I would be finished earlier this week, but work has been a bear!!  I've been wiped out almost every evening when I get home - so, no-sew!  But, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I finish tonight and I can mail out Friday, but more than likely it will be on Saturday - I always have last-minute "stuff" I want to do before sending out a package!!  I did check with my post office and I found a much better (bigger) way to send a package for not as much money!!  And it should only take about a week to get to you!  Whoo-hoo - all my stuff to you, wendiek, will fit!  I was worried it was going to cost mooch-o $$$ - not at all!!  I worried for nothing!   :D 8)


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Post by: mycutezombies on April 26, 2012 04:59:33 PM
I'm still finishing up my last couple of things, but I'll definitely mail out in time!


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Post by: mom2em on April 26, 2012 05:25:45 PM
I finally shipped today!


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Post by: pjr107 on April 26, 2012 06:25:21 PM
so I am only partially done and have to go camping with cub scouts this weekend :(  I'm bringing one part with me that I can work on while I'm sitting around the campfire and hopefully the other half will get done as soon as I get home on sunday, er monday night.... dont think my hubby wants to listen to me craft late sunday nite! 

crossing my fingers that leslie doesn't have to send me to the pound cause I have to ship late.....
-p


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 27, 2012 04:15:50 AM
You can do it, pjr! Craft like the wind!


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Post by: wendiek on April 27, 2012 04:46:39 AM
Hey - I'm excited to swap with you too!  I thought I would be finished earlier this week, but work has been a bear!!  I've been wiped out almost every evening when I get home - so, no-sew!  But, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I finish tonight and I can mail out Friday, but more than likely it will be on Saturday - I always have last-minute "stuff" I want to do before sending out a package!!  I did check with my post office and I found a much better (bigger) way to send a package for not as much money!!  And it should only take about a week to get to you!  Whoo-hoo - all my stuff to you, wendiek, will fit!  I was worried it was going to cost mooch-o $$$ - not at all!!  I worried for nothing!   :D 8)

I sent!!! So glad I got it all done in time! Had to take out one item but replaced it for something that I thought is funny. I had to take it out, otherwise it was the only thing that wouldn't fit into my airmail envelope. Sorry, but the replacement is a cute one, I promise! It saves me lots of money and I like that  ;)!

Glad to hear you found a way to save some money on the shipping too! That way it's still nice to swap abroad, right?!
Sending an envelope isn't that expensive! It really depends on the weight, as for sending a box you pay 17 Euro's to the States, no matter if it weighs 100 grams or 2 kilograms and no matter if the box is really small or very big. There are limits to the size, but that is very big, hahaha I don't know what to craft to fit a box that big.

Anyway (again a long story, miss blaadieblaa) it was such fun to sew/craft for you Fiddle! And I see that we will probably in the next Leslie-Susan swap too (sewing accessories) and we're both in the MAQ-swap!
No out of sight, out of my heart for me with you, Fiddlegirl! (out of sight, out of heart is a Dutch saying)  :D

Have a good weekend all!


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 27, 2012 07:18:25 AM
OH YA! I'm going to the post office in like 10 minutes  to send the finished package!! youhouuuuu!! sooo excited, and nervous, and nervous X 1000....gnaaaa   :D


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Post by: DoveVazo on April 27, 2012 09:06:37 AM
I sent it , I sent it! wou hou!


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 27, 2012 06:44:26 PM
No out of sight, out of my heart for me with you, Fiddlegirl! (out of sight, out of heart is a Dutch saying)  :D

Have a good weekend all!

You are such a sweet partner to have, wendiek!!  I was hoping to wind up the sewing part tonight - no such luck - have had several tornado warnings since I got home from work, so I'm a little distracted - so I'll finish up tomorrow instead.  I'm tired after heading to the basement to take cover about five times - no tornadoes, just some rain and some strong wind - no damage - Yay!

 :) 


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Post by: pookiemccool on April 27, 2012 06:54:14 PM
I am all packed up and ready to ship tomorrow!!


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Post by: wendiek on April 28, 2012 12:06:44 AM
You are such a sweet partner to have, wendiek!!  I was hoping to wind up the sewing part tonight - no such luck - have had several tornado warnings since I got home from work, so I'm a little distracted - so I'll finish up tomorrow instead.  I'm tired after heading to the basement to take cover about five times - no tornadoes, just some rain and some strong wind - no damage - Yay!

 :) 

Yikes, tornado warnings... it sounds scary to me! No such thing here! But I've seen the effects of a tornado at tv. Of course you are distracted! I'd rather have you being okay than the package being done! I'd say tornadoes are a good reason for sending late  ;)!

It's been nice swapping with you! We babble nice together, don't we? I couldn't have had a better partner!


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 28, 2012 07:07:09 AM
wendiek - I will be okay and I won't send late!   8)


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Post by: wendiek on April 28, 2012 09:25:54 AM
wendiek - I will be okay and I won't send late!   8)

Well I'm glad that you're okay and it's nice that you won't send late!
Even if you do send late, you're still an awesome partner  :D


Hahaha, I can see the picture in my head: your roof is torn off, but you are still crafting without distraction... Firmly holding your crafting supplies...


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on April 29, 2012 08:50:01 AM
wendiek - I will be okay and I won't send late!   8)

Well I'm glad that you're okay and it's nice that you won't send late!
Even if you do send late, you're still an awesome partner  :D


Hahaha, I can see the picture in my head: your roof is torn off, but you are still crafting without distraction... Firmly holding your crafting supplies...

That would totally be me!!  LOL   :D  I don't like having to go to the basement to sit out a tornado - only laundry room down there - and stored boxes!!    :)


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Post by: wendiek on April 29, 2012 12:49:25 PM
You should make an emergency-crafting kit with some hand sewing accessories and also include a headlight ;)!

I'm just kidding, it sounds so bad to me! Sitting in a basement not knowing what will happen to your home, houses in your neighbourhood and so on... Again: YIKES!!

Tomorrow it's Queens day and we will go to my parents. We will probably stay the night and go back home on Tuesday. Not sure I'll have internet access, just you all know that I'm out of town  :D !


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Post by: susanab on April 30, 2012 03:39:59 AM
package for fancybutch is wrapped and wready ;)
if hub gets to the po, it will go out today. otherwise i'll bring it to work with me and send it to o, canada tomorrow!

 



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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on April 30, 2012 04:25:16 AM
I'm glad to hear so many of you are almost done and close to sending, because...

TOMORROW IS SEND-OUT DAY!!

That's right, the one-month crafting time is almost up, so finish that last seam, paint that last line, knit that last stitch, and get it in the mail!  (And don't forget to pm your organizers when you do!!)


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Post by: Mod35tBabe on April 30, 2012 08:00:06 AM
So far plan is I will still be sending a couple of days late but I am pleased with what I've done so far


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Post by: jexxican on April 30, 2012 08:10:06 AM
"The tracking system is having technical difficulties. Please try back later."
Not that I think there would be an "update" on my package to Mycutezombies in Canada. Bah! All I'm doing now is waiting. I hate wait! I should go work on my Pinterest claims.


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Post by: kjbaloo on April 30, 2012 08:30:55 AM
Just have to go get box at lunch time and can mail out today!


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Post by: dessadoll on April 30, 2012 05:29:39 PM
I hate waiting for my partner to receive!!  Especially when they say it should be within a week to 2...and it still doesn't say it left my city!  I didn't pay Xpress post because it was $15 more than regular.  I'm starting to wonder if there is a way to change the postage on it. ???


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Post by: mycutezombies on April 30, 2012 07:46:41 PM
I sent out today, and hopefully Jexxican won't have to wait that long. I'm convinced Canada Post walks the mail to the border, it takes so long some times...


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Post by: kjbaloo on May 01, 2012 08:01:59 AM
printer died at home, couldn't print out my shipping label, doing to do it today

Damn ink cartridges...but woo hooo mailed today!


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Post by: jexxican on May 01, 2012 08:17:55 AM
I just looked up the tracking on my package to Mycutezombies and saw "Processed... San Antonio TX" WHAT? Oh yeah, I sent from my mom's house.  ;D Scared me and now I feel stupid. I hate how they never update the tracking on international boxes.

On a similar note, the US government is seriously considering downsizing the Postal Service. Anyone else hear about this? The Senate passed their version of the bill and the House is supposed to take it up soon. The Senate's version would lay off 100,000 employees, shut down lots of POs, and cancel all Saturday delivery, thereby cutting back on $2.3 BILLION. Woah. I do keep saying the gov't needs to cut back on spending but it sucks when they cut back on something that I actually like. Really? No mail on Saturdays? That will make me sad.


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Post by: DoveVazo on May 01, 2012 08:50:04 AM
ya, my package is supposed to arrive today to Dessadoll they said...hope it will!


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Post by: crassy_mcnasty on May 01, 2012 11:45:54 AM
Whew!  Just in time, I mailed mine this morning.  I was lucky to make it on time, a lot of stuff going on including organizing a major event for work tomorrow!


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Post by: Mod35tBabe on May 02, 2012 01:12:39 AM
I will be posting out tomorrow so managed not to be as late as I originally thought


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Post by: pjr107 on May 02, 2012 01:57:49 PM
I sent! Ya hoo!
Pj


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Post by: mycutezombies on May 02, 2012 04:48:32 PM
I received from jexxican today and posted pics. Awesome!!


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Post by: PurplePaisley on May 02, 2012 09:10:46 PM
Sent today 5/2 DC# 9534 8000 2388 2123 0001 78


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on May 04, 2012 06:15:33 PM
I made it to the post office at long last and mailed wendiek her package - Post Office has told me it would probably take about a week to reach its destination.  That would be pretty cool!  Now the anxious swap-anxiety waiting begins!   :P


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Post by: wendiek on May 05, 2012 11:43:20 AM
I made it to the post office at long last and mailed wendiek her package - Post Office has told me it would probably take about a week to reach its destination.  That would be pretty cool!  Now the anxious swap-anxiety waiting begins!   :P

Woohooo!! Bring it on!!!  ;D
Now we both get to bite our nails and be impatiently waiting for the other to receive!

And our packages will probably arrive at the same time. It takes about a week longer for a package to arrive in the US! If I'm lucky yours will arrive early this week (aaah I do hope so) if not I haven't got any nails left  ;)


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Post by: wendiek on May 08, 2012 03:56:03 AM
I RECEIVED!!!! An awesome package from fiddlegirl8!!

Oh boy, oh boy, she spoiled me and my boys! I already took pictures, will upload them later.

THANKS Diane! I love my package so much!  :-*


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on May 08, 2012 07:45:58 AM
You are more than welcome, Wendie.  So happy you like the package!   :D  That is almost as speedy as when I mail within the United States!  Wow - I'm going to sign up more often for out of my country partners!  Can't wait to see your pictures too.  :)


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Post by: kjbaloo on May 08, 2012 08:28:21 AM
This was a fun swap!


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Post by: fiddlegirl8 on May 08, 2012 08:36:29 AM
This was a fun swap!

DITTO!!   8)


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Post by: wendiek on May 08, 2012 09:00:07 AM
This was a fun swap!

Oh yes, but it isn't over yet!!
Keep checking!!!


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Post by: Mod35tBabe on May 08, 2012 07:12:31 PM
I received as well - will be posting pictures tonight hopefully :)


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on May 15, 2012 11:43:57 AM
I have to tell you about the new Bernina Master Craftsters campaign that has just been posted--take a look at this:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=482.0


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Post by: wendiek on May 15, 2012 12:37:23 PM
I have to tell you about the new Bernina Master Craftsters campaign that has just been posted--take a look at this:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=482.0

Oh yes, so cool!! Awesome projects by even more awesome Craftsters!

And we had on of them in our swap!!  :D


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Post by: dessadoll on May 15, 2012 02:17:12 PM
Can I just say....I LOVED THIS SWAP!!!  My favorite one so far!! ;D


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Post by: Leslieshappyheart on May 15, 2012 04:40:13 PM
Can I just say....I LOVED THIS SWAP!!!  My favorite one so far!! ;D

Thanks, dessadoll!  I'm really glad you liked it!


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Post by: Mod35tBabe on June 01, 2012 09:12:53 AM
So I got further spoilage from my lovely partner who sent me the picture of Bella. Keep an eye out for gallery because I'm going to put a pic up as soon as I can. Thanks so much legatostroke - I love it :D :D