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Title: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 10, 2012 12:45:23 PM
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https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412098.msg4868377#msg4868377



  Swap name: 13 Days of Halloween Mini Swap Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Purplepaisley
Co-Organiser: lindyv321
Sign-up date range: July10th-July25th
Date to send item by: September 30th
This swap will not be taking first time swappers, sorry
You must have completed 1 swap  with positive feedback.
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
-Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

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

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
** weekly check -in is required once sign-ups are complete and partners assigned. I will post a trivia question every week to help you remember to check in**
***Lack of communication with your parnter , organizer, co-organizer, or posting in the thread, will result in Negative comments in your feedback. This is to insure we have a flake free swap***


Approved Swapper's
1. Purplepaisley (Organizer)
2. Sederick
3. Mousee23
4. anubisheart
5. quaggy (Request partner WideEyedLife)
6. tiffi_333
7. sparks
8. cadet120433
9. Thimbles71(request partner Sweetyevil)
10.lindyv321 (co-organizer)
11.Cherrylime
12.Missingwillow (request partner Cackle)
13.Moriwen
14.legatostroke
15.cackle (request partner Missingwillow)
16.bunny1kenobi
17.michelleandbean
18.pollyprissypants
19.sweetyetvil (request partner Thimbles71)
20.momof2!
21.mom2em
22.phoenixfiredesigns
23.howdysailor
24.WideEyedLife (Request partner Quaggy)
25.Glamis
26.Yoopidou
27.Alexampersandra
28. donniesgirl
29.Primatheart
30. Bunnie Boo
31. AllyCatAria
32.interrobam

Please direct all messges to purplepaisley for group 1 and Lindyv321 for group 2. Please label your message's, Sent, received, or question.
 


 
  
PARTNERS:
Purplepaisley Group 1
Lindyv321>-----bunny1kenobi>-----Allcycataria>----Lindyv321
Legatostroke<------>mom2em
HowdySailor<------->michelleandbean
Phoniexfiredesigns<-->pollyprissypants
Anubisheart<-------->cadet120433
moriwen<------------>yoopidou
momof2!<------------>donniesgirl
glamis <-------------->bunnie boo

Group 2 Lindyv321
 missingwillow<------->cackle[/color
Sweetyevil <--------->Thimbles71
Quaggy<------------->WideEyedLife
puplepaisley<--------->sederick
mousee23<-----------------------> cherrylime
tiffi_333 <------------------------>sparks
alexampersandra<----------------->primatheart
Alliekat914<----------->interrobam














Group 1 please "PM" purplepaisley when sending/receiving:



















Group 2 please "PM" lindyv321 when sending/receiving


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: stove037 on July 10, 2012 01:58:10 PM
Looks like fun!  Anyone have the links the the previous rounds' galleries?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 10, 2012 02:07:35 PM
Looks like fun!  Anyone have the links the the previous rounds' galleries?
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=385534.0


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 10, 2012 02:57:28 PM
My Group...

Purple-Sent
Green-Received
Orange-Sent & Received
Blue-Late with Communication
Red-Contact Organizers ASAP!

purplepaisley<----->sederick
sweetyetevil<----->thimbles71
missingwillow<----->cackle
Quaggy<---------->wideeyedlife
mousee23<-------->cherrylime
Tiffi_333<--------->sparks
alexampersandra<-->primatheart
AllieKat914<------>Interrobam


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 10, 2012 02:58:30 PM
Reserved for future info:
Since there was some confusion on how many swaps to have completed, and we have had requests from some that they have not completed 3 swaps but wanted to partcipate in this swap. I have lifted the 3 swap requirement and reduced it to 1 completed swap. I just want all to know this is a big commitment for this swap. It is crafting 13 items, and the shipping can get expensive so please just be aware of the commitment to this swap .
Thank you


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 10, 2012 03:01:52 PM
I have been beefing up my Halloween board on Pinterest this afternoon!  Super excited for another round of this swap!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on July 10, 2012 03:45:40 PM
OOoohhh i will have to think about this one! I want to do it but can i justify it? Guess i will have a mental battle with it til i get home and fill out the questionnaire lol ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 10, 2012 03:48:28 PM
OOoohhh i will have to think about this one! I want to do it but can i justify it? Guess i will have a mental battle with it til i get home and fill out the questionnaire lol ;D
join us. This is a fun swap and gets you into the Halloween Spirit


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: stove037 on July 10, 2012 03:55:14 PM
This looks AWESOME!!  Do we get our partners at the end of the month?  All that crafting time would be AWESOME!!!  I am going to have to start a Halloween Pinterest board! 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 10, 2012 04:01:29 PM
OHHH I may do this. I wanted to do the other but was a little intimidated. This may be perfect for me!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 10, 2012 04:27:36 PM
I do this one every year, it's favorite!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 10, 2012 04:37:24 PM
This will be my third year doing it and I love it!  The large one is WAY to much for me to handle but this one is perfect.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on July 10, 2012 04:49:39 PM
I did this last year. I am totally in. If you are on the fence fall off that sucker and sign up. You wont regret it :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 10, 2012 04:57:07 PM
Ahhhhh sweet!!! This is the best swap and I have been in the previous 3. I see two of my previous partners already posting...who ever gets them will be very happy!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: koalascout on July 10, 2012 05:26:24 PM
will have to see if i have time for this one too     ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on July 10, 2012 06:24:28 PM
I talked myself out of the big one by telling myself there would be a mini one. I think I'm in. I'll get the questionnaire filled out tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 10, 2012 07:25:52 PM
I talked myself out of the big one by telling myself there would be a mini one. I think I'm in. I'll get the questionnaire filled out tomorrow. :)

I did the same thing.  I did the big one 2 years ago and this one last year!  Both were super fun this was less stress for me with the start of school comes a heavy work load for me August - October gets super crazy!  Will be sending my info in tomorrow!!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 10, 2012 08:13:18 PM
I'll work on my questionnaire tomorrow too :) i really wanted to do the big one, but i knew the shipping would be ALOT so i thought i'd wait until this one started up


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on July 10, 2012 08:37:21 PM
This is gonna be fun


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on July 11, 2012 02:16:50 AM
I will be filling in my questionnaire later today  ;D it is so exciting as it is my birthday on Halloween!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: seabound23 on July 11, 2012 06:41:37 AM
Tempting....even though I'm already signed up for the bigger one....I may have to tackle this one as well.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mama24boyz on July 11, 2012 07:38:02 AM
Tempting....even though I'm already signed up for the bigger one....I may have to tackle this one as well.

Me too!! I've never done the small one before, so it may be interesting!!!  I have to get a spot open though.....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on July 11, 2012 07:52:39 AM
sent in my questionnaire last night, just couldn't say no to the Halloween goodness! ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 11, 2012 08:24:08 AM
I think I might be able to finangle this sized swap, the bigger one was awfully intimidating. Lemme check my schedule and see if it's feasible! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 11, 2012 09:18:54 AM
So, I'm a little confused.  The swap requirements say, "13 items are required", but then that "one item a day will be candy, or a candy related item."  That sounds like all thirteen items would be met by filling a bag (required for the first day) with one piece of candy each day.   Hmmm.

But that doesn't sound right.

Because the swap also says that we need to send 6 to 7 crafted items.

So it must be that we're required to give at least one piece of candy a day, and then double up 6 or 7 of the days with a crafted item...

Which totals not 13 required items, but 19 or 20 (13 pieces candy, 6 to 7 crafted items, and a crafted bag).

Also, does the "mini" in the swap title mean tiny, like under 4x4 inches?  Or is it referencing "small" as in the crafting points system?  Or is the term being used simply as comparing the "mini swap" to the larger 13 days Halloween swap?

Ooom...I'm a noobie to this particular swap, so maybe someone can enlighten me.   :)




Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 11, 2012 09:32:25 AM
So, I'm a little confused.  The swap requirements say, "13 items are required", but then that "one item a day will be candy, or a candy related item."  That sounds like all thirteen items would be met by filling a bag (required for the first day) with one piece of candy each day.   Hmmm.

But that doesn't sound right.

Because the swap also says that we need to send 6 to 7 crafted items.

So it must be that we're required to give at least one piece of candy a day, and then double up 6 or 7 of the days with a crafted item...

Which totals not 13 required items, but 19 or 20 (13 pieces candy, 6 to 7 crafted items, and a crafted bag).

Also, does the "mini" in the swap title mean tiny, like under 4x4 inches?  Or is it referencing "small" as in the crafting points system?  Or is the term being used simply as comparing the "mini swap" to the larger 13 days Halloween swap?

Ooom...I'm a noobie to this particular swap, so maybe someone can enlighten me.   :)



For the candy a bag of treats is usually send depending on the likes of your partner. For example a bag of hershey candies in a decorated container. You would not want to send one piece of candy as it does need to be equivilant of a small per the point system. Day one is usually the treat day, not one a day.
Smalls mean in terms of the crafting point system. Depending on your partner this can vary as my previous experience I found it difficult to stay within the small item realm and I know my partners did too. I would check on the previous galleries to check out all of the goodies that were swapped. I think I saw more mediums than smalls but again the requirements are only a small. This could be discussed with your partner. ;D
Hope that helps!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: dewshinesdopp on July 11, 2012 10:15:30 AM
Oh yes!  13 (mostly crafted) Halloween items is much more within my reach than 91 (mostly crafted) items.  I really wanted to do the other one, but knew that DH would be very disgruntled with that amount of postage!

Bookmarked, and working on questionnaire so that I can beg the hubster to say "okay". 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 11, 2012 10:48:24 AM
I missed every single Halloween swap last year because of my surgery. So I am definitely interested in this. I think I'll work on the questionnaire and be back to sign up. ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: dewshinesdopp on July 11, 2012 11:28:32 AM
Umm... it says that the first item needs to be a container to hold the other items...does that mean that there is a size (as in dimensions) requirement, or is it feasible that items could be bigger than the container?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 11, 2012 12:31:13 PM
Umm... it says that the first item needs to be a container to hold the other items...does that mean that there is a size (as in dimensions) requirement, or is it feasible that items could be bigger than the container?

I have had a hard time with this aspect of the swap in the past and usually didn't follow this particular guideline  :-\
Here is a link to last years gallery so you can get an idea of what was sent https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390137


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on July 11, 2012 12:40:23 PM
It works like this :)
Your first item is a box or bag that all the other items fit into. Like a trick or treat bag.
Then you have 12 more items, all wrapped.
11 of them are small items and one of them is like a bag of candy
So for the thirteen days before Halloween you get an item of pure joy each day starting with the bag or box


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 11, 2012 05:03:50 PM
Ive sent my questionnaire in and cant wait to get started :) Im going to work on a halloween themed board on my pinterest to help my future partner out. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on July 11, 2012 07:47:43 PM
Was intrigued by the 13 days of Halloween swap but couldn't commit to such a large swap with my household's schedule around that time of year, but this will be perfect. I am going to fill out my questionaire right now and start a halloween board for inspiration


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 11, 2012 09:25:58 PM
Okay I hope this answers all the questions out there. Day 1 (October 19) is some kind of a crafted container. (example: tick or treat bag, box, any type of decorated Halloween Themed container). Days 2-11 are small crafted items. And Day 13 (oct 31st. Is a bag of candy or goodies that your parnter likes. )/ It is hard to stay in the Realm of smalls for all of the days. I just say have fun crafting for your partner according to their likes.

p.s. the bag or container is to place all your crafted goods for your parnter into. I suggest that you wrap each day and lable each package with the correct day (example. Day, 2 Oct 20, Day 3 Oct 21, etc....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 12, 2012 04:23:46 AM
Okay I hope this answers all the questions out there. Day 1 (October 19) is some kind of a crafted container. (example: tick or treat bag, box, any type of decorated Halloween Themed container). Days 2-11 are small crafted items. And Day 13 (oct 31st. Is a bag of candy or goodies that your parnter likes. )/ It is hard to stay in the Realm of smalls for all of the days. I just say have fun crafting for your partner according to their likes.

p.s. the bag or container is to place all your crafted goods for your parnter into. I suggest that you wrap each day and lable each package with the correct day (example. Day, 2 Oct 20, Day 3 Oct 21, etc....
Hey purple, the first day is day 13 and the treat has always been on that day per the swap requirements. It has always been a count down to the final day and I believe this is what is stated on page one too. I just want to make sure that this has not changed as it looks like the previous swap was copied over with the same requirements.

Thanks!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 12, 2012 05:01:58 AM
Makes sense to me that the goody would be one of the first (or at least second) package to be opened. Especially if it is something that you make. Halloween cookies sitting in a package for 2 extra weeks probably wouldn't taste so good :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: dewshinesdopp on July 12, 2012 06:32:52 AM
Got it!  I was looking at the galleries with so many "big" (as in size) items, and thinking:  How in the heck am I going to make something "big" enough to hold all those things...
LOL!  I forgot that the criteria for the swap is "small" when I was looking at the galleries.  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 12, 2012 08:52:41 AM
i dont think it really matters which day you choose to give the candy on since all the days have the same size requirements. obviously if it's something that can go bad and no the typical candy bar then maybe they should open it first. i think purple was just trying to be clear about what the days require because there was some confusion about whether you give one piece of candy on each day or just one specific day.

dewshinesdopp you could always get a tote bag and decorate it if you're worried about actually making a bag big enough. Im sure if a couple days dont fit into the bag or container it wouldnt be a big deal. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 12, 2012 09:32:29 AM
Not to cause even MORE confusion LOL, last year my partner sweetyetevil crafted a container that was full of treats for the first day but it didn't hold all the other crafts.  Those were wrapped separately and labeled according to the dates they were to be opened.  I can't remember exactly what I did but I know that the container didn't hold everything I sent.  We also agreed to open our goodies starting on 10/01 so that we could actually use the goodies rather than opening them then packing them right up! 

I think the best thing to do is to discuss these things with your partner so that you are both on the same page....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 12, 2012 09:48:39 AM
Okay I hope this answers all the questions out there. Day 1 (October 19) is some kind of a crafted container. (example: tick or treat bag, box, any type of decorated Halloween Themed container). Days 2-11 are small crafted items. And Day 13 (oct 31st. Is a bag of candy or goodies that your parnter likes. )/ It is hard to stay in the Realm of smalls for all of the days. I just say have fun crafting for your partner according to their likes.

p.s. the bag or container is to place all your crafted goods for your parnter into. I suggest that you wrap each day and lable each package with the correct day (example. Day, 2 Oct 20, Day 3 Oct 21, etc....
Hey purple, the first day is day 13 and the treat has always been on that day per the swap requirements. It has always been a count down to the final day and I believe this is what is stated on page one too. I just want to make sure that this has not changed as it looks like the previous swap was copied over with the same requirements.

Thanks!
Hi,  I have done this swap for the past 2 years. And co-organized last year, I know that some groups decided to open early and that is okay it is up to you and your partner. I know that some peoples work schedules, travel etc... sometimes conflict with the days. Day 1 is October 19th And this item is supposed to be a container of some kind to hold your goodies that you have crafted for your partner. With the final day being Oct 31 Day (13). A treat or treats of some sort. Sorry for the confustion. Im sure whatever you and your partner agree to do will be A.o.k. with me.
I hope I have not confused you any further. Please feel free to contact me anytime for clarification.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 12, 2012 09:52:47 AM
Oh, wise swap organizer, thanks for the clarification!  lol  My questions are put to rest.  :)

I'm SO tempted to join this swap!  I think with the long craft time I could do it---and saving pennies for postage.   ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on July 12, 2012 04:26:43 PM
Ooh...I just got feedback on a previous swap, so I sent in my questionnaire.  I'm so excited!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 12, 2012 04:29:42 PM
I should probably send in my info since I am participating along with being the co-org!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 12, 2012 05:58:54 PM
I should probably send in my info since I am participating along with being the co-org!
haha I know, I filled out the questionaire but wanted to double check it and I still have not sent it in. I had so much fun making you stuff last year!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 13, 2012 08:50:11 AM
I should probably send in my info since I am participating along with being the co-org!
haha I know, I filled out the questionaire but wanted to double check it and I still have not sent it in. I had so much fun making you stuff last year!

I had fun making and receiving!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on July 13, 2012 08:53:02 AM
Love Halloween.......I think I want to play!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 13, 2012 10:05:20 AM
yes please join us. Im going to do my best to partner people in the same state or near by states to reduce the cost of shipping.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 13, 2012 10:11:20 AM
I have a question... I think more than half of the swappers last year elected to open day #1 on October 1st instead of the 19th (which counts down to the 31st).  The thought was to have a little more time to enjoy/wear the holiday goodies before November rolls around and it all has to be packed up for next year.  The October 1st date was only acceptable if both swappers were in agreement.  Do you think we'll have that option again this year? 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on July 13, 2012 10:13:58 AM
My partner and I opened on the first and it worked really well. Hopefully my partner wants to do that..
Now GIVE ME MY PARTNER!!! *L*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 13, 2012 10:31:09 AM
My partner and I opened on the first and it worked really well. Hopefully my partner wants to do that..
Now GIVE ME MY PARTNER!!! *L*
lol. Since im trying to do partners in the same state to reduce shipping. you and I might be partnered together. hint, hint. wink, wink.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 13, 2012 10:33:05 AM
I have a question... I think more than half of the swappers last year elected to open day #1 on October 1st instead of the 19th (which counts down to the 31st).  The thought was to have a little more time to enjoy/wear the holiday goodies before November rolls around and it all has to be packed up for next year.  The October 1st date was only acceptable if both swappers were in agreement.  Do you think we'll have that option again this year? 
yes for sure. I also agree, with opening on the 1st so that we can enjoy the goodies. Since this was my first time organizing a swap I just tried to make it easy on myself and copy the info from last year. Whatever you an your partner agree upon will be okay.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on July 13, 2012 10:46:00 AM
Hmm... :)
It is very difficult not to just start making stuff *L* I am like that.
Actually..I kinda have one project half done so hopefully it will fit in. I am not a person who sews so that is one thing to consider.
As you can tell I am excited. I love Halloween and I love the small format so I will happily be your partner if it comes to that :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 13, 2012 11:04:17 AM
I'm so excited to do this swap!!! First time and I'm trying to drag FaerieCyn into this one too. <3<3

Time to add more shinies to my pintrest for my partner!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 13, 2012 01:08:03 PM
I am excited for this one to get started too!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 13, 2012 02:12:26 PM
I too can hardly wait and would be willing to open sooner!  Finishing up my only other swap obligation and hoping to stall joining any others so I can at least start looking at peoples pinterest , dragging out supplies and writing down maybes so I can pass the time till we partner!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on July 13, 2012 04:15:31 PM
im doing the larger swap as well as this one so the crafting from that swap is helping me with the impatience for finding out who my partner is in this swap :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 14, 2012 09:45:50 AM
This is my favorite swap! A couple of years ago I did the big one. It was insane. It was fun, but way too much for me. Last year my partner strawberryh sent a second seperate swap for Little Bean. He loved it so much I'm going to make one for him this year. I'm going to work on my questionaire tonight. I'm so excited. I love this swap.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on July 14, 2012 03:33:45 PM
I missed all the Halloween swaps last year.

I'm thinking I may need to join this swap.....   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on July 14, 2012 07:27:53 PM
I definitely want to do this swap! Off to send in the questionnaire...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 14, 2012 08:01:49 PM
I missed all the Halloween swaps last year.

I'm thinking I may need to join this swap.....   ;D
please join us for some spooky fun


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 14, 2012 08:07:50 PM
I agree! I couldn't resist this swap, since I'm a First timer (and super excited)! It was the gorgeous gallery and stalking the thread and seeing how sweet and friendly everyone was last time that had me sold! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on July 15, 2012 11:20:57 AM
Too bad I will have finished two swaps only, this swap sounds like a lot of fun. I will look at the gallery for this year.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 15, 2012 01:31:45 PM
I've been working on my questionairre on paper for a few days. I think I am going to actually do it and send it tonight :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on July 15, 2012 08:14:44 PM
Halloween's my favorite holiday so I had to sign up. :) Of course I realized AFTER signing up that I have a Steampunk ball to sew for in early Sept. so I guess my month just got a lot more crafty than I'd planned. Pretty sure that's not a bad thing. A bit crazy and overwhelming, perhaps, but not bad. :) My rational, planner side wants me to do some small things before partners are assigned just to lighten the load but my other side is worried that said partner won't like them and it'll be obnoxiously clear that the things were done early and not for them specifically. My two sides don't get along very well.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 16, 2012 02:31:27 PM
Just sent my questionnaire in. I'm so excited about this swap!!! I'm worse than my kids when it comes to Halloween :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 16, 2012 07:47:16 PM
19 sign-ups and counting!!! THis is always a full swap , and so much fun. Welcome everyone


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 16, 2012 08:14:48 PM
Almost done with my questionnaire! I am looking forward to this. Sounds fun!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on July 17, 2012 07:36:10 AM
I so totally cannot wait for partners!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 17, 2012 09:01:43 AM
I'm SO tempted.  I filled out the questionnaire, and am sitting on it, thinking.  If I were to join, this would be the biggest swap I've ever been in...I would probably go all overkill and spend too much time on it!   :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 17, 2012 10:00:22 AM
I'm slowly trying to convince FaerieCyn to join, it's just... so awesome!! ^w^


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 17, 2012 04:05:12 PM
I'm so excited! Can't wait for partners!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on July 17, 2012 05:40:42 PM
I've been thinking about joining for days so I am going to go ahead and do it :)  Filling out questionairre now.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 18, 2012 07:39:30 AM
Thimbles71 and I are partners and I have already gotten a list of potential things, sent her a bunch of questions and started going thru my Halloween stash of goodies.  ;D Since we like different sytles this should be interesting....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 18, 2012 08:23:59 AM
Yay! I'm in. :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 18, 2012 06:26:24 PM
Welcome all new sign-ups.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 19, 2012 08:36:04 AM
I may die if I do not sign up for this. Sending info now! Yesssss


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 19, 2012 10:22:36 AM
Is it wrong I went to Micheal's yesterday for one thing but instead came out with a autumn leaf punch and a pumpkin die cut? (And NOT the thing I went in for?) ;D I was thinking of this swap when I saw them both. And, in my defense, they were out of stock of the thing I did go in there for.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 19, 2012 10:49:17 AM
Is it wrong I went to Micheal's yesterday for one thing but instead came out with a autumn leaf punch and a pumpkin die cut? (And NOT the thing I went in for?) ;D I was thinking of this swap when I saw them both. And, in my defense, they were out of stock of the thing I did go in there for.

I think that is perfectly reasonable!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 19, 2012 11:36:03 AM
Im super excited for signups to end :) i cant wait to start making halloween crafts


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 20, 2012 06:11:29 AM
My boyfriend is equally excited for this and we watched an old zombie movie last night and talked about ideas. He just moved into his first, what I like to call, "big boy townhouse" so he is excited that I want to decorate and have a party. He offered to help make things for my partner in exchange of me decorating his mantle. I thought this was a fair trade and we can't wait to see who we get as a partner!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on July 20, 2012 07:19:07 PM
 :DI'm very happy to be in too!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 20, 2012 08:04:49 PM
Since we have had so many request's to join this swap from Swapper's that did not meet the requirment of 3 completed Swaps, I have lifted it to 1 completed swap. I just want to make sure everyone is aware of the commitment. THis swap is time consuming, and with the shipping it can be a little expensive. So please remember the above.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 20, 2012 08:24:26 PM
Im sure it will work out well with the change to 1 completed swap. If they're asking to join even though they expected a no I assume that means they REALLY want to do this swap. I've been trying to add things to my Halloween board on pinterest the last few days to help my future partner out :) I also added a board of things Ive made that are Halloweeny. there are a few Halloween things i saw on etsy last year that i ended up making so i thought it would be a good idea :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 20, 2012 08:43:09 PM
I wish I could join.  I love this swap.  Lots of Halloweeny goodness.  However....  I'm having surgery on my right hand on August 8.  6 weeks of a cast and 6 weeks of a brace/therapy.  I don't want to commit to anything and then have to cop out.  I can't wait to see the gallery though!  I know it'll be awesome!  :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on July 21, 2012 04:28:32 AM
I'm so excited to get started! I was in Michael's yesterday and started peeking at all the Halloween stuff...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 21, 2012 07:57:38 AM
5 more days until parnters. I will be focusing on matching people up over the weekend. So I have a good idea of were we stand. So far we have 27 sign-ups. Yippieeeeeee!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on July 21, 2012 08:33:24 AM
I wish I could join.  I love this swap.  Lots of Halloweeny goodness.  However....  I'm having surgery on my right hand on August 8.  6 weeks of a cast and 6 weeks of a brace/therapy.  I don't want to commit to anything and then have to cop out.  I can't wait to see the gallery though!  I know it'll be awesome!  :D



Good luck with your surgery, Ffrogg526! I hope you have a speedy recovery.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 22, 2012 04:14:30 PM
Making my mom sign up now! Yesssssss


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on July 22, 2012 04:45:16 PM
Just sent my information to join the swap. Im really excited and cant wait to
start making all the items. ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on July 22, 2012 11:53:54 PM
I wish I could join.  I love this swap.  Lots of Halloweeny goodness.  However....  I'm having surgery on my right hand on August 8.  6 weeks of a cast and 6 weeks of a brace/therapy.  I don't want to commit to anything and then have to cop out.  I can't wait to see the gallery though!  I know it'll be awesome!  :D



Good luck with your surgery, Ffrogg526! I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Yes,Be Well


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: SpookyPooky on July 23, 2012 02:56:06 AM
Ohhhh how I wish I could afford to do this swap! Even the small one is too much for me right now. Maybe I will go over my finances and see if I can figure out a way to do it. I really love Halloween so much and I need a fun swap! It has been a long time since I have done one!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 23, 2012 07:55:32 AM
Oh, SpookyPooky!! You should DEFINITELY join if you can. I know how much you'd love this swap because I know how much you love Halloween!! :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 23, 2012 08:04:49 AM
i made my way to Michaels yesterday to start scoping out their Halloween goodies, but they're still in the process of setting everything up and there wasn't much to choose from. i was able to find some items that i think will make cute containers for my small projects.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 23, 2012 08:14:48 AM
Getting close to partners! I'm so excited!!! I have lots of ideas in my head, now I just need my partner so I can see what she/he likes :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on July 23, 2012 08:17:44 AM
2 more days.. 2 more loooong days


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 23, 2012 08:21:51 AM
2 more days.. 2 more loooong days

Longest 2 days everrrrrrrr


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on July 23, 2012 11:23:00 AM
Two long days but in a way, two very short days since I have received my pinterest invite this morning. I have two days to pin in order to create my Halloween list.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 23, 2012 04:03:31 PM
I sat down today and started getting partners together. This is going to be so much fun!! 2 more days hold on tight.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on July 23, 2012 04:14:15 PM
I've been bulking up my pinterest in anticipation and thinking of different things I could make for my partner. Can't wait!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 23, 2012 06:45:48 PM
I joined! It's my first swap in quite a while...but it sounds fun!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 23, 2012 06:59:38 PM
Not going to lie, my mom and I started making lists last night of all the things we could make...and we may or may not have made a few things already. Hahah


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on July 24, 2012 03:26:35 AM
I have to wait longer for partners because my time zone is earlier  :'(


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on July 24, 2012 07:41:53 AM
Woooo I have finally gotten round to fill in the questionnaire  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 24, 2012 08:44:06 AM
This is going to be another epic gallery!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 24, 2012 09:30:07 AM
One. More. DAY!

:bounce:


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 24, 2012 09:46:48 AM
I can't wait to start crafting!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on July 25, 2012 05:54:49 AM
Wooo partners today  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 25, 2012 06:32:29 AM
I had a dream last night that I got my partner and we had nothing in common and she was super picky. I woke up so sad I had signed up.

Several years ago I did a swap where my partner was really picky. She had a long list of things she wanted and didn't want. A long list of materials she did and didn't want me to use. I understand people have preferences, but it felt more like a custom order. She really made it sound like if everything wasn't perfect she wouldn't like it. It was awful. I hated that swap so much. It turned me off of swapping for a while.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 25, 2012 07:20:12 AM
I had a dream last night that I got my partner and we had nothing in common and she was super picky. I woke up so sad I had signed up.

Several years ago I did a swap where my partner was really picky. She had a long list of things she wanted and didn't want. A long list of materials she did and didn't want me to use. I understand people have preferences, but it felt more like a custom order. She really made it sound like if everything wasn't perfect she wouldn't like it. It was awful. I hated that swap so much. It turned me off of swapping for a while.

That sounds terrible. This swap will be so great and fun so have no fear!  ;D

PS- I have a pic on my desk of my brother and I kissing the Cup.  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on July 25, 2012 07:53:51 AM
It's partner day! Isn't that, like, the crafting equivalent of Christmas? ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 25, 2012 08:12:33 AM
I had a dream last night that I got my partner and we had nothing in common and she was super picky. I woke up so sad I had signed up.

Several years ago I did a swap where my partner was really picky. She had a long list of things she wanted and didn't want. A long list of materials she did and didn't want me to use. I understand people have preferences, but it felt more like a custom order. She really made it sound like if everything wasn't perfect she wouldn't like it. It was awful. I hated that swap so much. It turned me off of swapping for a while.

I probably filled out my questionaire in the opposite manner and my parter will be annoyed with me because I didn't give her anything to work with.   :-*  I think part of the fun is not knowing what you're going to get and trying to think up stuff you think your partner would like.  Plus, if you make a list of stuff, you're limiting what you'll get.  I know I've seen stuff in the gallery that I love and never would have thought to put on a wish list.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on July 25, 2012 08:55:24 AM
I LOVE a general guideline and then I go nuts. I think I made stuff last year that my partner wasn't expecting and I sure didn't expect some of the stuff I got but LOVED. I mentioned I loved nightmare before christmas and I got an awesome set of Dr. Finklestein potions in bottles all in a wood box. It was amazing


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on July 25, 2012 09:02:16 AM
I was avoiding this thread because I only have 2 completed swaps and 1 in progress. But when I peeked this morning, and read that the requirements had changed, I filled the questionnaire out right away! I hope I'm not too late!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 25, 2012 09:05:47 AM
I enjoy a general guideline along with a pinterest or wist to look at and get ideas from. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 25, 2012 10:20:14 AM
I LOVE a general guideline and then I go nuts. I think I made stuff last year that my partner wasn't expecting and I sure didn't expect some of the stuff I got but LOVED. I mentioned I loved nightmare before christmas and I got an awesome set of Dr. Finklestein potions in bottles all in a wood box. It was amazing

Potions?! Sounds AMAZING!

I like when my partner lets me go to town. I way over do it most times. Oops! hehe


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 25, 2012 10:27:16 AM
I enjoy a general guideline along with a pinterest or wist to look at and get ideas from. 
I agree. It's helpful to get a sense of the person's style and what they like/want but if it were full of orders of what to do and what not to do, it would feel like what's the point? Half the fun is seeing what people come up with for you, right?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 25, 2012 10:51:39 AM
Hooray for partners!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 25, 2012 11:00:33 AM
YAY for partners!!!! I have added so many new things to my Pinterest Halloween board! 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 25, 2012 11:04:37 AM
I can NOT wait to get out of my office and get into the craft room! michelleandbean is the PERFECT partner for me!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on July 25, 2012 11:19:58 AM
hooray for partners! I'm so excited that i have a partner that likes voodoo as much as I do!! Yay!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on July 25, 2012 11:35:08 AM
Yay for partners!  I'm on vacation so I won't be able to start until next week but I can start thinking of ideas!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 25, 2012 11:46:43 AM
Ive messaged my partner already, and gone over her pinterest/questionnaire. I have so many ideas of things to make...a few things on her pinterest ive actually made before so i think i could make them even better for her...the second time around usually turns out alot better than the first lol. We seem to have a similar taste so i think this swap will go really well. :) i hope my partner is happy being paired with me too.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 25, 2012 12:05:19 PM
Yay partners!! I am so excited about who I was paired with, and I am incredibly envious of where I'm sending to. :wistfully looks at Hawaii...:

Okay, time to start planning! Squee! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 25, 2012 01:47:30 PM
just received my partner's information..she.is.perfect! ahh i am so excited to get started!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 25, 2012 02:26:01 PM
Yay partners!!! So excited to start crafting!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 25, 2012 06:05:13 PM
So excited to see everyone with partners!  Wildeyedlife and I self partnered, but I have yet to start.  We have been PMing.  From everyones posts and their excitement, I know we are in for an awesome gallery!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on July 25, 2012 06:40:23 PM
Yay partner! <3 So many ideas...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 25, 2012 09:09:36 PM
I'm so glad everyone is excitied to receive partners. Since you all were waiting I partnered everyone before work. And than had 2 more swappers interested. So I have added them to the swap as well. Welcome all and have fun. First Trivia question for weekly check-ins will be on Monday.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on July 25, 2012 11:10:45 PM
Yippie, my partner is great!
I went over her pinterest and she likes the same things as me( not only Hawaii!), she even put the same picture! And then, I saw she wants to learn to blow glass, me too. Incredible! It's going to be fun...



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 26, 2012 05:28:22 AM
So happy to be swapping with cackle!   :D 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 26, 2012 05:58:14 AM
1 day down, 12 to go! Yay!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 26, 2012 06:24:04 AM
So excited to be partnered with quaggy!  My crafting genius is just flowing!  Woo-hoo!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on July 26, 2012 10:24:05 AM
After stalking this thread for a while and going back and forth about joining, I finally signed up. My partner is great! We both like black cats, and her nieces love My Little Pony, so I'm going to have fun crafting for them.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on July 26, 2012 10:48:09 AM
Very happy with my match.  ;D Similar styles but she likes more classic vintage. Which is fantastic because I love MAKING that stuff but don't like overloading my own house with it. I'm more about the clean lines and silhouettes in personal style. So now I can go a bit crazy with creating and it'll actually (hopefully) be appreciated. :) Plus she likes miniatures! I am obsessed with tiny things but didn't think to put that on my questionnaire so it's a surprise perfect match.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 26, 2012 10:53:07 AM
I was already at Micheal's for like an hour yesterday, bemoaning the complete and utter lack of ANYTHING Halloween. There was no Halloween scrapbook paper, no Halloween punches, no Halloween stamps - nada! I was so annoyed. (And yet there was an ENTIRE ISLE of Christmas stuff including all of the above I was trying to find for Halloween.)

Arg!

Don't they know I want to get crafting?? ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 26, 2012 10:59:30 AM
its weird that they have christmas before halloween...maybe theyll put it out soon. the stores around me dont have halloween out yet, but they will in a few weeks.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on July 26, 2012 11:13:18 AM
I have never understood that. We have a craft warehouse. The day after Halloween they pack most of the scrapbooking away. Except that you need it AFTER Halloween when you print your pics?!?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 26, 2012 11:16:52 AM
the store i used to work at always did that too. they pack everything up the day after the holiday because they have to count everything and ship it back to the warehouse it came from. its quite a pain because there are always lots left over. it would take a few days so some people could buy certain things, it just depends on where they start packing it up.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 26, 2012 03:11:56 PM
Michaels is doing their Christmas in July thing.  Last year I ended up ordering Halloween goodies online so I could get my craft on.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on July 26, 2012 05:16:45 PM
Huh, I guess my Michaels must be different. Mine has a whole center isle of Halloween so far, and some end isle displays.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 26, 2012 06:38:53 PM
Huh, I guess my Michaels must be different. Mine has a whole center isle of Halloween so far, and some end isle displays.

Mine is the same.  The clerk told me all there Halloween is in the stock room and as they finish selling there marked down spring stuff it will hit the shelves.

They also have 1 isle of Christmas.

Hobby Lobby is fully stocked on their shelves, at least in my area!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 26, 2012 07:41:32 PM
I guess mine hasn't made the switch yet. There's like one tiny little endcap of a couple decorative items in mine so far. :-\

The nearest Hobby Lobby is about 45 minutes away so I don't ever get there. I want to hit the Joann's next week. It's about 20 minutes away even though it's not far miles-wise because it's awkward to get to from where I live. It's all round-about to get there so I don't get there as often as the literally 2 minute away Micheal's.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 26, 2012 07:46:18 PM
1 day down, 12 to go! Yay!

It took me all day to figure out what you were talking about - blond moment. Not that I wasn't doing other stuff...just when I'd peek at the board I'd think "send outs aren't in 12 days!" lol


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on July 26, 2012 07:57:27 PM
Yeah, my Hobby Lobby is filled up, too. Went and bought a ton of stuff to get going. Got one thing done, and picked up some awesome Halloween fabric! It's so cute, I'm going to need to make myself one of these, too. Whew!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on July 27, 2012 01:40:15 AM
Halloween stuff selling starts very late in Germany and since it isnīt very popular here you can onl get a few really cool items.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 27, 2012 06:05:24 AM
1 day down, 12 to go! Yay!

It took me all day to figure out what you were talking about - blond moment. Not that I wasn't doing other stuff...just when I'd peek at the board I'd think "send outs aren't in 12 days!" lol

Hahaha it's ok!  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 27, 2012 02:54:33 PM
One project done! I also finished decorating some containers for the smaller items, and started on another project.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 27, 2012 03:23:48 PM
I ran across a whole freaking box of Halloween upcycle goodness at a yardsale just last week.   ;D ;D ;D   All for $1.  SUPER excited---because I live way out in the boondocks, and to have to go anywhere to buy crafting materials costs a fortune in gas!   ::)  Besides, I'm the upcycle QUEEN.  I just hate to see super good crafting stuff get trashed.  Anything and everything is my next potential crafting victim.  Heee heee heee.  (Evil laugh.)

(Oh, and I swear that it won't look at ALL like junk when it lands on your doorstep, oh quaggy dear!  lol)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 27, 2012 03:30:29 PM
I have a list of ideas jotted down and a list of supplies to order


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on July 27, 2012 03:37:19 PM
I have two things done and am working on a third this weekend.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 27, 2012 03:38:13 PM
I ran across a whole freaking box of Halloween upcycle goodness at a yardsale just last week.   ;D ;D ;D   All for $1.  SUPER excited---because I live way out in the boondocks, and to have to go anywhere to buy crafting materials costs a fortune in gas!   ::)  Besides, I'm the upcycle QUEEN.  I just hate to see super good crafting stuff get trashed.  Anything and everything is my next potential crafting victim.  Heee heee heee.  (Evil laugh.)

(Oh, and I swear that it won't look at ALL like junk when it lands on your doorstep, oh quaggy dear!  lol)

Wosers!  What a bargin!!!   I love upcycled things and do this quite often myself!

Looking forward to seeing what ya got for such a bargin and how it was used.

Made a trip to Hobby Lobby for a needed supply, and managed to make a list prior, so now I have everything for 2 for sure items and just need to order the finishing touch online.  Must scurry off and get it ordered so it will be here when I need it.  It is the last thing to do with this piece.  So excited to be able to get started later tonight!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 27, 2012 04:47:47 PM
Wow! Some of you guys are really on the ball. I thought I was doing good because I had a list and picked up a couple supplies today.  ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 27, 2012 07:36:06 PM
Wow! Some of you guys are really on the ball. I thought I was doing good because I had a list and picked up a couple supplies today.  ::)

I'm with you...only I haven't bought anything yet.  ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on July 27, 2012 09:06:49 PM
I have been thinking of stuff, does that count?  ???


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 27, 2012 09:29:20 PM
ive figured out almost everything im making, but i haven't started yet. I plan to start tomorrow..i think each day might have more than one item though cuz i have lots of ideas of things to make and i tend to go a bit overboard with some swaps lol.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on July 28, 2012 09:08:06 AM
I have some rough ideas...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 28, 2012 10:16:09 AM
Going to Hobby Lobby this afternoon to get some ideas. It's too hot to go to more than one craft store.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on July 28, 2012 11:10:44 AM
One more finished!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 28, 2012 11:23:42 AM
Washing some fabric I picked up so I can begin on a project. I need to find the last I made....uggg the infamous disappearing list. Last year this list had notes and changes all over it LOL


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 28, 2012 11:44:52 AM
I had to start my list over for the 3rd time, I lost the first two...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 28, 2012 12:52:53 PM
Picked up a couple more supplies today. Still don't have everything for any one thing though. Seems like I can find one or two supplies for a project but not all that I need. I haven't been to the craft store yet though. It's a longer drive and I haven't had time. Will probably get there next week. I may even just order the rest of my supplies.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 28, 2012 07:32:29 PM
I bought some supplies! Enough for two projects anyway...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on July 28, 2012 09:00:36 PM
Today I stopped at Joann's and they had a little bit of Halloween stuff out, so I was able to get my first Halloween supplies! Yay! It's not everything of course, but at least I've got something.  :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on July 29, 2012 06:03:04 AM
I'm back from vacation and ready to start crafting!  I have lots of ideas I just need to get to the craft store & see if they have Halloween stuff out yet.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on July 29, 2012 08:07:27 AM
I finished my first item last night!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 29, 2012 08:30:11 AM
After spending the morning at Balloonfest, I am running out to check out supplies with my mom and craft whilst watching the Olympics. USA! USA!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 29, 2012 09:28:29 AM
I finished my first item last night!

Right there with you, I finished item # 1 and have decided that I just have to make another one for me!!!!!!  This is the item that needed something ordered and that has been done also!!  Yea for me!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on July 29, 2012 12:00:33 PM
Wow, you are fast.

I studied my partner's interests and I decided a theme for each day. This took me a few days. I have planned what I am going to make for most of the days, and drawn some of them. My lists of supplies are getting longer.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on July 29, 2012 12:11:27 PM
I went out shopping yesterday and got three "days" worth of stuff. Luckily my Michael's and local fabric store have a fair amount of Halloween stuff. They didn't have one of the things I needed, but hopefully they'll restock it. I also started on two large items for two "days" and planned a lot of others. I'm definitely doing more than one items for several days and nothing less than a medium item each day.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on July 29, 2012 12:16:24 PM
I have finished 3 items and having so much fun doing this swap. Tomorrow going to ac moore for some needed supplies but mostly have what we need in the craft room.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on July 29, 2012 12:23:53 PM
So... I'm having entirely too much with this swap. I would love to send super duper early, because the crafted stuff is coming along well, but I'm anxiously awaiting Halloween candy and other goodies for spoilage. Every year, I lament that stores are doing holidays way too early, but this year, bring it on!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on July 29, 2012 03:14:12 PM
I've been gathering the non-Halloween supplies, and Joann's just put out Halloween fabric last week so I have that too. Still need to grab a thing or two to have everything I need. I haven't started crafting yet because we have been moving into a new place, but as soon as the craft room has some free table space, I will knock everything out pretty quick I think. Also - about to send a message to my partner to get some info for a couple of the ideas I have. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 29, 2012 03:25:30 PM
 I have created a gallery for us. Please go to the gallery and claim your spot. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412098.msg4868377#msg4868377


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 29, 2012 03:29:31 PM
Trivia Question for week #1

Were did the Word Halloween Come from?????

I will post the answer next Sunday And post a new trivia Question.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 29, 2012 04:54:49 PM
Do we post the answers here? I'm confused (nothing new).


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 29, 2012 05:19:18 PM
Do we post the answers here? I'm confused (nothing new).
I agree about being confused (nothing new).  Sounds like the answer will be posted next week, but I did google it to confirm what I thought the answer was.  I think this is PP's post to mark and make sure everyone is posting weekly.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 29, 2012 06:08:14 PM
i think you're meant to say what you think the answer is, to keep conversation going and to make sure everyone is still around. I think "halloween" came from the term "all hallows eve" way back when.

Ive already made two things for my partner, which will probably just be one day since they didnt take as long as i thought they would to make.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 29, 2012 06:56:15 PM
yes, just post your answers in this thread. I will supply you with the answer next week when I post a new trivia question. And yep it is just to keep everyone checking in at least once a week. So we know you have not been buried in all of your Halloween crafts.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on July 29, 2012 06:59:15 PM
I also believe :Halloween" Came from :All Hallows Eve" the one night a year the spirits and the dead to rise from their graves and walk the earth :)

i have made one thing thus far :( I'm having issues at the moment with getting supplies cuz these nasty things called "Bills" keep taking all my money....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on July 29, 2012 07:07:42 PM
I beg to differ. As you know, Halloween is a very old celebration. It used to happen in an eery castle in the land of the Celts. Every year, on a special night, the smartest, strongest, kindest witches, sorcerers, ghosts, zombies, vampires, simple mortals, animals even, would meet in the numerous room of this castle to compete. The winner of the challenges would then be awarded a shiny huge trophy during a special feast and be adored by all the inhabitants of the Celtic lands for the whole year. The huge room where the feast happened was called the Hall of win.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on July 29, 2012 08:12:25 PM
I beg to differ. As you know, Halloween is a very old celebration. It used to happen in an eery castle in the land of the Celts. Every year, on a special night, the smartest, strongest, kindest witches, sorcerers, ghosts, zombies, vampires, simple mortals, animals even, would meet in the numerous room of this castle to compete. The winner of the challenges would then be awarded a shiny huge trophy during a special feast and be adored by all the inhabitants of the Celtic lands for the whole year. The huge room where the feast happened was called the Hall of win.

If you were my partner I would totally make you a little illustrated book about this tale.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 29, 2012 08:25:04 PM
There's also the Celtic tradition of Samhain... ^w^ Off to claim my spot in the gallery! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 29, 2012 09:15:43 PM
Where did the Word Halloween Come from?????

There are these wee little hollow spots in the midst of the trees where furry little creatures throw their newly weened offspring...right before going out for a night on the town themselves, as empty-nested parents at last!

Any explanation beyond this *definitive* word-origin is pure poppycock.

 :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on July 30, 2012 01:44:53 AM
That would be a fun book to make, although some may say not accurate.

These furry little creatures seems to have figure it all out...



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 30, 2012 06:34:09 AM

Were did the Word Halloween Come from?????


The candy companies were looking for a way to make more money. Kidding.

I've always heard All Hallows Eve too.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on July 30, 2012 06:50:30 AM
I have 1 craft done & bought a couple things.


I too think Halloween came from all Hallows eve.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on July 30, 2012 07:32:07 AM
It's a good thing we have a long crafting time.  I'm going way over the "small" "2 hour" time frame for this one project I'm working on.  I think I have 5 hours into it so far!   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 30, 2012 08:36:55 AM
It's a good thing we have a long crafting time.  I'm going way over the "small" "2 hour" time frame for this one project I'm working on.  I think I have 5 hours into it so far!   ;D

Oh good! I was hoping I wasn't the only one. I love Halloween so much that I have decided to be a little out of control. My partner is the perfect one to spoil! YAY!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 30, 2012 09:12:17 AM
Where did the Word Halloween Come from?????

There are these wee little hollow spots in the midst of the trees where furry little creatures throw their newly weened offspring...right before going out for a night on the town themselves, as empty-nested parents at last!

Any explanation beyond this *definitive* word-origin is pure poppycock.

 :D

lol!  I have started one small.  I haven't gotten that far but I really like how it is turning out.  I'm hoping to finish it this week.  I'm liking the longer crafting time too...and this one is probably more than 2 hours worth as well when all is said & done.  I was debating doing some embroidery & I was like wait that will take me forever.   :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 30, 2012 09:18:15 AM
I'm working on my first now. I'm know some of my ideas are NOT smalls. Halloween is so fun, my ideas are out of control!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on July 30, 2012 09:36:31 AM
I went to Joann's over the weekend and I saw they had the Halloween fabric out but nothing else.  I was able to find a few other things I needed and I also pulled out all my other Halloween stuff from previous years swaps.  I have a good idea of the the things I want to make but I wanted to finish up a few other swaps before I really got started with this one.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on July 30, 2012 10:22:08 AM
I have been stalking my partner and have come up with a couple of ideas. I have started crafting on one but not 100% happy with it so far!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on July 30, 2012 10:26:42 AM
I have nothing too add to the triva answer but i am here!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on July 30, 2012 10:47:19 AM
I'm working on my first now. I'm know some of my ideas are NOT smalls. Halloween is so fun, my ideas are out of control!

Not a single one of my ideas is a small. They're all mediums or larges. I cannot not spoil.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on July 30, 2012 12:30:56 PM
I have nothing too add to the triva answer but i am here!!!

Me too!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on July 30, 2012 12:37:05 PM
All Hallow's Eve, and I am here :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on July 30, 2012 02:25:40 PM
I have nothing too add to the triva answer but i am here!!!

Me too!


What you two said.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on July 30, 2012 03:07:27 PM
I feel like such a slacker, I've only been plotting and sketching up designs. :hang head: But I'm going out shopping this weekend, so that's something!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on July 30, 2012 04:02:54 PM
It's a good thing we have a long crafting time.  I'm going way over the "small" "2 hour" time frame for this one project I'm working on.  I think I have 5 hours into it so far!   ;D

You sound like me the first project took about 7 hours from start to finish.  Lots of different  stages to getting it finished.  Sitting down to start working  some more on project # 2 after dinner.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on July 30, 2012 05:29:12 PM
It's the combination of different ancient traditions that have evolved over the years.Like pumpkins instead of turnips.
I've gotten one and a half things so far for this one.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on July 30, 2012 06:09:41 PM
I'm really excited about this one tiny little thing I found at Michael's that was just PERFECT for one of the things I'm making... Except it's one of those crafts where you have to find several just-right things to make it come together, so it might very well be the last thing I finish. I'm particularly excited because I've never made one before. Being vague is difficult! So I'm going to stop there.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on July 30, 2012 06:30:55 PM
yippeee. I finaly made it to the craft store. And did my first trio Item for this swap. And my first set of 3 for my other Halloween Swap, No I feel like I can breath now that I have started.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on July 30, 2012 08:57:00 PM
It's late so just insert something clever for the trivia contest here - I've tried and can't manage anything remotely witty or even better than mildly concussed so I'm giving up. Next week. :)

Most of one item down and far too many others bouncing around in my head. I stopped off at a used book store on my way home and realized why I've never used books as crafting bases before - I feel terrible "desecrating" them. However I found one that needed a new life and hopefully I can give it that. A million ideas bouncing around waiting for me to organize my materials, my brain, and my shopping list.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on July 30, 2012 09:04:28 PM
Cherrylime, i feel the same way when i see certain books becoming crafts. I'm also the same with some records becoming bowls...i always secretly hope its a horrible album they used instead of a really good one lol. I've seen really nice old books become paper crafts by cutting the pages to make a scene or even cutting out the images to make jewelry etc...and it always makes me feel bad for the book lol. sometimes the craft can look really amazing though so i end up a little torn, liking the craft but hating how it was made.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on July 31, 2012 06:51:14 AM
So Mom and I went out last night browsing a few stores for supplies/ideas. Well, I found something perfect! However, I bought the extra "pieces" for the project and got excited only to realize that they won't all fit together. Hahaha. Oops!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on July 31, 2012 10:09:57 AM
I am with tiffi_333 I think Halloween came from "all hallows eve" way back when...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on July 31, 2012 01:21:25 PM
Cherrylime - I am the same way about books - it is my bookworminess. I always hope it is a mass market printing with a million copies...But some of the art I see with book pages is pretty cool.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on July 31, 2012 02:30:29 PM
I have all of my days planned. I'll probably change my mind a million times. Now I have to start collecting supplies.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on July 31, 2012 05:38:19 PM
I posted just before the question, but for good measure: I'm here!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on July 31, 2012 07:04:09 PM
Just saying "hi!".

I have my crafting days all planned out. I'm spending this week doing boring school and work stuff, and this weekend with my best friend celebrating our b-days.

My goal is to start crafting on Monday.  I think it will go fairly quickly, but none of my days are small. They are all medium or larger. I can't help it....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on August 01, 2012 01:40:31 AM
Finished one day, off to buy supplies


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 01, 2012 07:15:35 AM
I finished cutting & laying out one day's project - I just need to put it together now.  It is inspired by something on my partner's pinterest.  I am trying to do this & finish off my son's rag quilt & put blocks together for another quilt all at the same time lol.  I don't think I've ever gone through a spool of thread so quickly.

I also made purchases for two other days.  And I thought up another project that I am really excited about - something I've never done before so hopefully I can get it to work out.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on August 01, 2012 10:49:13 AM
Just got back from 5 days in Bellingham (long ways from where I live) and I see I missed the trivia. Well..at least I got to go to Michaels *L*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 01, 2012 11:47:12 AM
I ended up ordering some supplies for a project I wanted to do. I figured shipping was less than gas to drive and get it (if they even had it). Anyway, it came in today (actually I ordered enough supplies to make myself one too). Can't wait to get started on this one. ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 01, 2012 06:05:00 PM
Yesterday and today I completed three more days worth of stuff, all crafted.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on August 01, 2012 08:09:05 PM
I finally had a brilliant idea that woke me out of a dead sleep!!! SQUEE!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 01, 2012 11:16:44 PM
Woohoo, Moriwen is my partner! ;D
I hope you still can get some sleep. I very rarely can remember the brilliant ideas that come to me while sleeping.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 02, 2012 05:53:52 AM
Still grinding away at the same project.  I'm such a perfectionist!   ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 02, 2012 08:48:18 AM
I have 2 days done. I bought supplies yesterday for a few more days.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 02, 2012 08:51:25 AM
raided my supply stash a few days ago and was able to complete two small projects and pull tons of parts and pieces to dedicate to other projects. hoping to get to michaels some time today or tomorrow and hope they have more halloween themed items.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 02, 2012 09:09:32 AM
I'm so excited guys!! My Halloween Moon tree of life pendant won the artbeads.com Jewelry Design Star contest!! My feature went live on their website today: http://www.artbeads.com/jewelry-design-star-winner4.html  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 02, 2012 09:34:04 AM
Those are GORGEOUS, Miss M!  Congratulations!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on August 02, 2012 10:22:54 AM
They are AMAZING!!! Congratulations!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on August 02, 2012 10:28:18 AM
Congratulations, that's awesome!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 02, 2012 10:39:16 AM
Bravo!
Beautiful trees, it's just fair that you won.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 02, 2012 10:46:02 AM
Thanks so much guys!! I'm so excited. ;D ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 02, 2012 11:35:22 AM
Beatiful, congrats!!

I saw something this morning and immediately thought "ohh I have to make that for the swap". Well I had all the materials so I've been working on it and I'm about 1/2 done. None of my projects have been smalls so far LOL. I am loving this swap!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 02, 2012 12:53:52 PM
phoenixfiredesigns your halloween moon tree of life is my favourite tree of life pendant that i've seen. congratulations on winning the contest :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 02, 2012 01:08:34 PM
I have had a busy week and haven't actually started.  I did get supplies though and put in an order for some store bought things.  Will be a quiet weekend at home and will get some crafting done then.  I am so ready for the stores to really start putting stuff out!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 02, 2012 01:19:26 PM
congrats phoenixfire! gorgeous pendant  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 02, 2012 02:35:15 PM
Wow! Congrats, phoenixfiredesigns! That's awesome!!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 02, 2012 03:54:39 PM
I'm so excited guys!! My Halloween Moon tree of life pendant won the artbeads.com Jewelry Design Star contest!! My feature went live on their website today: http://www.artbeads.com/jewelry-design-star-winner4.html  ;D ;D

That's great - congrats! It has been on my Pinterest. Not that it is a small, but I really like it! :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 02, 2012 08:01:23 PM
Thank you guys!! :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 02, 2012 09:33:14 PM
I'm just going to echo everyone else and say congrats phoenix! You deserve it for your truly original design. In craft news, I completed one day of crafts today and progressed on several others.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: gotgrey on August 03, 2012 07:23:14 AM
Plugging along, and will probably be done early.  I keep changing ideas, and coming up w/new ones.  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 03, 2012 08:42:11 AM
Worked on a project for this swap yesterday that made me burst into laughter, shake my head in disgust, and roll my eyes all at the same time.  So ugly it's silly...so silly it may have a chance at working. 

I just can't give up on it.  Maybe I'll suddenly come up with a project-altering idea that will turn it into the crafting-genius of the century?

Probably not.

But it was fun, right?   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 03, 2012 09:45:06 AM
Worked on a project for this swap yesterday that made me burst into laughter, shake my head in disgust, and roll my eyes all at the same time.  So ugly it's silly...so silly it may have a chance at working. 

I just can't give up on it.  Maybe I'll suddenly come up with a project-altering idea that will turn it into the crafting-genius of the century?

Probably not.

But it was fun, right?   ;D

I love ugly silly that causes laughter maybe you should stop and send it the way it is!!!!!

Working on flooring my outside storage room that connects to the house. old carpet out and 1/2 way thought putting recycled wood floor from my sons condo.This may or may not work as floor is uneven but it will at least make a good base for laminate tile if it is super disgusting!

When looking for some supplies yesterday for a must do project but Hobby Lobby did not have the right colors, Michael's does not carry it and Joann's is about a 45 min drive.   Will search the net and check to see if I can locate it.

Plans are to spend tonight in the craft room.  I must say my partner has me so intrigued!!!



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 03, 2012 11:52:33 AM
I had a failure of a craft today, because apparently my crafting doesn't change the laws of physics. Go figure! Next attempt will hopefully take place before I leave town for the weekend, so I can feel like I accomplished something.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 03, 2012 01:26:49 PM
I'm on a roll today and yesterday. I think I will be pretty much finished with 4 days by the end of tomorrow.

Ok, question: in the gallery, when we start posting pictures of our goodies. Do we post the pictures every day as we open them or all at once? Oh, and if the answer is every day, will it let you modify your post daily to add a picture? I've never done a swap like this so I'm trying to figure out how everything works.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 03, 2012 05:41:10 PM
you can always edit your posts...in this case instead of changing mistakes just add to it. there should be an edit post option right on your post, just click it and it makes it so you can type whatever you want. i think this swap you're meant to post each day, but not everyone can do that im sure so those people would maybe post a couple of days at the same time, then more next time they're able to. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on August 03, 2012 05:57:51 PM
YES! ! I actually sat down and planned out each day! That is a huge step for me and my organizing skills! Now i will know how much is left to do! So excited about halloween! ;Dnow i just need a day off to be able to craft on the more time consuming crafts :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on August 04, 2012 01:38:44 AM
A touch behind schedule due to chemo suckage, but still plugging away for my fantastic partner! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 04, 2012 10:46:25 AM
I bought some supplies to try something new. I hope it will work and be dazzling.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 04, 2012 11:20:50 AM
I'm probably going to send super early. I have five days left to complete: one is almost totally done, another three have some progress, and one I don't even know what I'm going to do for. I sort of want to use it to make some homemade candy, but I don't want it to be stale by the time it arrives. What type of candy stays good for two months?  :P


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 04, 2012 02:31:39 PM
if you're making it home made, maybe you could label it so they can open just that one package so it wont go bad. the only thing i could think of that would last well would be some kind of hard candy like suckers. things like candy corn last a long time as well depending on how you package them but a few months is a long time.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 04, 2012 04:55:24 PM
I am on schedule and still working. I have almost all of my days planned. I think most are going to be crafted. I'm so Halloweeen crazy, every time I find something I want to make and start on it, I have to make one for myself too :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 04, 2012 07:14:16 PM
if you're making it home made, maybe you could label it so they can open just that one package so it wont go bad. the only thing i could think of that would last well would be some kind of hard candy like suckers. things like candy corn last a long time as well depending on how you package them but a few months is a long time.

I'm considering some hard caramel. If it was feasible, I would send one package with all my crafted stuff first and then closer to the deadline send another package with the candy, but I don't think it would work out. I might try making suckers though, thanks for the suggestion!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 04, 2012 08:40:26 PM
the hard caramel would work well too...kinda like toffee, or maybe more similar to werther's. i saw an awesome recipe for cream based lollipops somewhere online. i was looking because there is a type you can buy that are strawberry cream, choco/banana etc. they were half and half flavours. i couldnt make them though because my town doesnt seem to sell molds meant for hard candy, just the ones meant for chocolate and things like that....if you decide to try it, i cant remember the exact recipe i found, but it was basically a normal one, with half the water replaced with cream


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 04, 2012 08:58:02 PM
things like candy corn last a long time as well depending on how you package them but a few months is a long time.
Actually, candy corn and the pumpkins last about 18 months. They will have a "sell by" date on them you can reference. I buy bags of the pumpkins and dole them out all year long.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 04, 2012 09:28:05 PM
Triva Answer week #1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween#cite_note-Vigil-3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 04, 2012 09:29:39 PM
Tirvia Question Week #2
How Many Nightmare on Elm Street Movies are there?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 04, 2012 09:58:15 PM
i saw an awesome recipe for cream based lollipops somewhere online. i was looking because there is a type you can buy that are strawberry cream, choco/banana etc.....if you decide to try it, i cant remember the exact recipe i found, but it was basically a normal one, with half the water replaced with cream

Cool! I'll look that up.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 04, 2012 10:51:16 PM
Can't find a good punch line,
So I will answer nine.

My craft test didn't work out as well as I hoped. I will try with another material.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on August 04, 2012 10:56:13 PM
Are we counting crossovers and full NoES? Cause that's totally a different number!

(Still chipping away and stuffs!)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 05, 2012 05:24:34 AM
According to wikipedia it's 9.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on August 05, 2012 05:52:21 AM
According to wikipedia it's 9.

Then I'm going with 9!   :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on August 05, 2012 07:18:14 AM
I've never watched a Nightmare on Elm Street movie, so I'll go with the educated guess and say nine.

Yep, I'm pretty boring.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 05, 2012 07:41:31 AM
I'll go with 9.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 05, 2012 08:32:29 AM
Been working away on a project which turned into enough supplies to make 4 of these so 1 for my partner, 1 for mom, 1 for me and an extra.  I have gotta quit mass producing stuff.

9 is my trivia answer just cause I wanted to respond and get back to crafting.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 05, 2012 09:02:08 AM
I'm here and working away at life as well as this swap.

Trivia question: let's say 9!  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 05, 2012 10:01:43 AM
I've never seen any either, so I defer to the experts. ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on August 05, 2012 10:37:05 AM
First project done. Woohoo. And there was only one NIghtmare on Elm Street.. the rest were goofy sequels *L*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 05, 2012 12:08:44 PM
Not only did I have a craft fail this weekend (twice), I posted my status to the wrong swap lol. Still crafting my first (non failed) item and bought two others.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 05, 2012 12:12:51 PM
I'll go with Sederick's answer. I've never seen any of them but sequels are usually lame.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 05, 2012 12:35:43 PM
I've never seen any of them so I'll go w/the majority lol.
Slowly crafting away.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 05, 2012 12:59:41 PM
I need to make one more item to finish a day, two full days of stuff, and figure out that I'm doing for my last day. After all that I'm going to have to write a bunch of notes and wrap everything.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on August 05, 2012 04:21:53 PM
hello all,

Just catching up on all the postings here, been a little out of touch. Been sorting out my supplies and starting planning my days.

Wanted to say Congrats PhoenixFireDesigns, always liked your pendants and love that your getting more recognition.



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on August 05, 2012 06:08:54 PM
I keep confusing this thread with the other Halloween swap!  ACK!  Hee. 

I just finished a second item.  And I am so in love with the way it turned out.  ;D  I hope it's not just me!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on August 06, 2012 03:56:27 AM
I'm halfway with the crafted things, a few of which I'm making double of so I can keep one too. :) Hopefully, I'll be just about done after this weekend.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 06, 2012 08:13:33 AM
I'm pretty happy with the way things are turning out here. We are going camping this weekend so I won't be around for about 5 days. We will be in a camper though, not a tent, so it would be easy for me to take some crafting along. I can't think of what would be a good travel project though. I can't take my whole room with me :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 06, 2012 09:27:24 AM
I am going to go with Sederick's answer!  There were quite a few cheesy sequels!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 06, 2012 09:41:12 AM
I got 1 medium & 1 small halfway done today!  Hopefully I can finish them tomorrow. Have 2 days of storebought goodies as well.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 06, 2012 02:28:29 PM
Crafting away today.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 06, 2012 06:04:56 PM
I made the most amazing ____________________. For my partners wife today, since she is included in our swap .


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on August 06, 2012 06:38:44 PM
Your on prime time now b....I think the Freddisms are funny. You know if you were a child of the 80's like me everyone knew a few of them!!
Freddy versus Jason....uggg really terrible. Everyone knows Jason is real LMAO  :D yeah I am funny!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 06, 2012 07:41:20 PM
So I woke up today excited to craft my butt off and discovered that I was covered in ichy hives. :( My doctor thinks I might have strep, so I didn't go anywhere near my crafts for fear of giving it to my partner. I asked my mom to disinfect what I made so far to be safe. Hopefully it will end up being something not contagious, or at least be better soon.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on August 06, 2012 09:09:37 PM
I'm with cackle, never seen Nightmare On Elm Street so I'll go with experts and say 9 as well.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on August 06, 2012 09:13:31 PM
Interrobam: I hope it is nithing serious and that you feel better soon!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 07, 2012 01:16:14 PM
I hope you feel better interrobam.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 07, 2012 02:01:55 PM
Just checking in, crafting away!

Strep sucks, Interrobam, hang in there!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 07, 2012 06:23:51 PM
Thanks guys :) I'm on three types of pills right now and it's keeping the symptoms at bay.

In any case I bought some more supplies today, although I found out one item, which I've been asking after for weeks, is not going to be restocked at all. I'm going to have to go to another store that has it this weekend.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 08, 2012 01:36:04 AM
I spent most of the day crafting. I'm getting close to finishing one day.
I also found a better supply to try again for another day. This time, it should work better.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 08, 2012 07:02:12 AM
So, I'm gonna make a crafting calendar.  Break down the days I have left and the Halloween Goodies I need to make, so I don't uber-over-craft and get behind schedule.  :)

Almost done with 1, halfway with a second---and lots more ideas!  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 08, 2012 09:06:27 AM
Normally, I would have a big list of projects, buy all the supplies at once, and craft until done.  This time, I bought some stuff for a couple projects at a time and am keeping my list open til I finish a few things and I'm having fun with the ongoing brainstorming.  :)  I am nearly done with my first two crafted items.  I know they're supposed to be smalls but they're not really...sounds like my partner is doing the same thing lol.  But I like adding a few details and that just takes a little more time.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on August 08, 2012 10:31:48 AM
I just have to glue a few parts for Day 1 then I am finished with that day and have a bit more things to get done  :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on August 08, 2012 02:06:49 PM
Ups and downs with craftings. On the up, really, really liking how one item is turning out. On the down - it's taking FOREVER. And the extra annoying thing is that I KNEW it would take forever because it's just one of those crafts I'm slow at. So why didn't I stop when it was good enough? Oh, well. Partner, I really hope you like it.  :P

Off work today so using it for crafting (and making yogurt. yum, homemade yogurt) and started by going by Goodwill. I so envy those of you with a good one near by - ours specializes in broken and overpriced. I don't mean they charge more than I want to pay (that's a given - I'm cheap) but when you're trying to sell a broken Target item for more than Target originally sold it for ... sigh. And it's so sparse. We used to live near a fabulous Goodwill, the size of a supermarket with carefully arranged aisles packed with treasures. And furniture! This one ... not so much. I don't know where the surrounding community drops off their still-good stuff but I suspect the dump gets much of it. Sadness. I did, fortunately, score two unexpected treasures but I really should have found more. Sigh. Michael's was equally lopsided. A few absolute treasures, a lot of disappointments. They're shifting the whole store for the upcoming holidays so nearly half the store was in boxes as they move around. I work retail so I certainly don't begrudge them the time (and am SO thankful I don't work there - so much to move!) but, well, it left me with only half the supplies to do some of the planned crafts. Oh well.

Oh well. The crafting is giving me time to rewatch Sherlock and that's always good.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on August 08, 2012 02:24:13 PM
now if we could only get season three. BY ALL THAT IS HOLY HOW DID HE SURVIVE THE FALL!!!
Love that show.. But Dr. Who starts soon so that should help


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 08, 2012 05:54:19 PM
Off work today so using it for crafting (and making yogurt. yum, homemade yogurt) and started by going by Goodwill. I so envy those of you with a good one near by - ours specializes in broken and overpriced.

Ugh, you have my sympathy. I'm super lucky. Right now I live in an area where a lot of rich people also live, so my local Goodwill/Salvation Army has pretty nice swag and good prices. It's totally warped my sense of price though. To me an expensive shirt is 7$, the idea of paying 20$ or even 100$ for a shirt boggles my mind.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on August 08, 2012 07:48:12 PM
The new Nightmare oES isn't realy Freddy to me.I don't consider it part of the Franchise.The cheese is what makes it special.
Finished two projects for this and two for mt other.Only one duplicate for the both swap partners.ONLY one.I'm so inspired by them.They are total opposites to craft for.I love it! ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on August 08, 2012 07:55:20 PM
Three days done!  I'm having so much fun with this swap!  My partner is making it really easy by having very cool preferences though.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 08, 2012 08:49:29 PM
Hoooom.  I just realized the soundouts are listed as September 30th---but that's a Sunday.

Oh, organizer (melodic tone to my voice):

Does that mean we have to send by September 29th or October 1st?  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on August 08, 2012 10:47:27 PM
Just posting a check-in. I've never seen any of the Elm Street movies (and probably never will), so I pass on this trivia question.

I've started gathering supplies and I think I bust out at least 4 -6 of the days in one full day of crafting. I'm having a horrendous time sticking to smalls. Most of what I have in mind is medium. Or lots of mini's for one day.... hmm....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 09, 2012 12:38:57 AM
I am almost done for two days but still have to work on them before they are ready.

The house begins to look like a construction site, with tools, materials, plans everywhere. Luckily, the kids are old enough and my husband likes the artsy, creative atmosphere. The two cats are the only ones ready for mischief in the boxes and with the fabrics, ribbons and the like. This morning, one cat had claimed a piece of fabric and taken it to her box. Some cleaning will be in order once the third day is done before the next craft.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 09, 2012 08:09:11 AM
Just went through and re-organized my list of crafts. I have three items done so far but a whole lot more to go. Hopefully today I'll be able to get the supplies I need to start in on a few more projects.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 09, 2012 08:50:48 AM
I got some store bought items last night and am hoping to order some supplies when I get paid tomorrow.  There still isn't much Halloween goodness in the stores near me yet.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 09, 2012 09:28:16 AM
I'm still crafting away. I've figured out almost everything, except what im going to do for one of my partners kids...maybe ill find something good at the store since i haven't had any days store bought yet...though i might just randomly get a good idea.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 09, 2012 10:28:54 AM
Hoooom.  I just realized the soundouts are listed as September 30th---but that's a Sunday.

Oh, organizer (melodic tone to my voice):

Does that mean we have to send by September 29th or October 1st?  :)
OOps again!!! I overlooked this . Whatever works for everyone. The 29th or the 1st. I know some swappers are deciding to open on the 1st so they can enjoy their items before the holiday . And some have elected to wait. So up to you, whatever works best for you and your partner.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on August 09, 2012 10:39:05 AM
I made something accidentally upside down for cackle today.  I guess I'll keep this one for myself and try again! 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on August 09, 2012 11:57:08 AM
I love halloween!!! I am in the middle of crafting a couple of goodies, one of which I am totally in love with and will make one for myself, the other might just be a bit awesome as well!! (not that I'm being big headed!)  :P

Do we, as the sender, specify which days each item is opened on or do we leave it up to the recipient?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on August 09, 2012 12:21:10 PM
Last year I individually wrapped each thing with a number and so did my partner. She also had a poem for each day *L*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 09, 2012 02:03:54 PM
After almost 300 _____ I just finished an item.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 09, 2012 05:17:03 PM
After almost 300 _____ I just finished an item.  ;D

Hmm... Beads? Stitches?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 10, 2012 01:25:51 AM
At first I thought of 300 times sticking the needle in a finger or the expletives that could go with that. That seemed way too many...

I'm so happy to have completely finished the 4 items for one day. It took me way more time than I had anticipated, but I like the result. I like it so much in fact,that like bunny Boo, I want to make some for me too.

OK for the individual wrapping but I don't think I have the skills to write an interesting poem for each day. I like the idea though.



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 10, 2012 06:04:18 AM

OK for the individual wrapping but I don't think I have the skills to write an interesting poem for each day. I like the idea though.


I wish I was that clever/creative! :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 10, 2012 06:45:42 AM
I finally finished one day, and started a true "small" for the next one.  Which means, most likely, it will actually just take over 2 hours, not the 5 of the last one.  lol   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 10, 2012 08:29:19 AM
I finally finished one day, and started a true "small" for the next one.  Which means, most likely, it will actually just take over 2 hours, not the 5 of the last one.  lol   ;D

Most of my projects have been like that, too! I can't limit myself to smalls, there's just no way.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 10, 2012 08:29:48 AM
More supplies have been ordered!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 10, 2012 11:58:13 AM
I'm going to wrap & number each day too.

I finished a medium today. And have about 6 days done (mix of crafted & storebought).  Michael's is just putting out their halloween (& Xmas!) stuff here so I picked up a few supplies.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on August 10, 2012 02:39:02 PM
I have 8 crafted things done and 5 to go. I had this problem with the 12 Days of Christmas swap last year: I forget that store bought stuff counts and I just craft something for everyday and call the store stuff 'extra'. Oops, haha. So far I've only had one casualty in the process. And two things I've made double of so I can keep one.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 10, 2012 03:15:28 PM
I just sent out! I know, it's super early, but I tend to craft large and fast. I might make a teaser pic later for
Alliekat914. Here's the final rundown of what I made:

Total Items: 26
Purchased Items: 11
Crafted Items: 15
~Large: 5
~Medium: 5
~Small: 5



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on August 10, 2012 06:43:38 PM
I'm impressed! I always take right up until the last second. And then thank my post office for having one of those automated box mailing things so I can mail at midnight and still count it as "sent" on time. :)

I did finish my one project that's taken FOREVER and I'm SO pleased with how it turned out! It's actually the first project of this type I've really finished. Usually I get bored and either give it up entirely or just get the basics done so it's good enough. So proud of myself for sticking with it all the way! Now for all the other things... did finish a small yesterday and like how it turned out, even if my printer did decide to randomly print in blue rather than black. I've also gotten pieces of other stuff done so that, hopefully, a bunch of others will come together in quick succession.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 10, 2012 08:59:39 PM
Someone sent already?? :o Holy cow! I have like...two items done. Plans for about four or five more. I also am still in the brainstorming period for another few and I haven't even begun to shop for any store bought items yet. My word though, I feel behind compared to some people! LOL I thought I was doing well. ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 11, 2012 07:43:36 AM
Well I'm enjoying the crafting and brainstorming on this one so you'll be seeing me send in September. I haven't actually finished any of my crafted projects, but I should be done with two or three by the end of the weekend...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on August 11, 2012 10:32:12 AM
Sorry I have been MIA. Work has been overwhelming, but we are still crafting away over here!

Did someone really send already?!?!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on August 11, 2012 10:46:39 AM
Oh boy I forgot to say hello here. I have been crafting away and have so many things made and so many more waiting. At this rate, I will be taking my partner into Thanksgiving. Hahaha!
I just saw someone sent already!?! i guess I better get moving quicker.
I cant believe all the ideas I have been coming up with. This is soooo much fun.
Back to creating, I promise to check in sooner. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on August 11, 2012 11:39:11 AM
Did I read that someone has sent already??  :o wow that is some fast dedicated crafting  :P


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 11, 2012 01:54:43 PM
One thing totally finished! And I think it's sort of a silly thing. Other thing (the one that refused to defy the laws of physics about a week ago) is finally working out. Just have to figure out how to do one more thing to it, and it'll be finished too. I'm loving this swap! I'm using so many fun new materials.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on August 11, 2012 02:19:37 PM
o.O

Here I thought being mostly done with a good... seven days was impressive. :sighs:

I cannot WAIT to see if my partner loves her goodies, I'm super excited today!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on August 12, 2012 08:22:40 AM
Whew! I've got nine days done. I thought I was doing really well, and now I see someone has sent?!! Holy cow.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 12, 2012 04:08:39 PM
After mega hours at work last week, working Sat about 4 hours and 4 again today then a death in the family (my uncle) just bits of crafting here and there.  A few more supplies bought.  Cooking for the family, spending time with my mom and visitation Monday night.

Hoping by Wednesday things are back to doable and I can find some free time to craft.  Will be working on 1 project tonight and may just finish it. If this happens then two complete, and one still in progress.  No very far!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 12, 2012 06:43:01 PM
Tirvia Question Week #2
How Many Nightmare on Elm Street Movies are there?
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street #2 Freddy's Revenge 1985
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street #3 Dream Warriors 1987
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street #4 The Dream Master 1988
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street #5 The Dream Child 1989
6. Freedys Dead The Final Nightmare 1991
7. Wes Cravens New Nightmare 1994
8. Freedy Vs. Jason 2003
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 12, 2012 06:43:48 PM
Trivia Question Week 3:
Why do we carve pumpkins????


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 12, 2012 09:59:46 PM
I remember being told it was to scare off evil spirits but i also heard another story about a guy who was forced to wander the earth for eternity after he died using one to light his way. Im sure theres plenty of other versions too, im not really sure which one is the original story though.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 13, 2012 05:22:04 AM
Trivia Question Week 3:
Why do we carve pumpkins????

Because we love to see their bright orangeness squelched all over the road by teenagers, of course!     ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 13, 2012 05:29:12 AM
After mega hours at work last week, working Sat about 4 hours and 4 again today then a death in the family (my uncle) just bits of crafting here and there. 

I'm sorry for your loss.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on August 13, 2012 06:12:41 AM
Trivia Question Week 3:
Why do we carve pumpkins????

So we can be fatty fat fats and eat all the overly salted seeds that we bake in the oven!

And PS - Mom (PrimAtHeart) and I hit a Halloween jackpot yesterday. Yesssss


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on August 13, 2012 07:15:39 AM
According to Irish legend, a long time ago there lived a miser named Stingy Jack. One Halloween, Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. He also persuaded the Devil to change himself into a gold coin to pay the innkeeper. But, as soon as the Devil did so Jack popped the coin into his pocket. Because Jack had a silver cross in the same pocket, the Devil could not change himself back, since the cross robbed him of his evil powers. Jack made the Devil promise never to claim his soul before he finally let him go.

After a long and sinful life, Jack died. He was turned back from the gates of Heaven, and made his way to Hell. But he couldn't enter hell either because of the Devil's promise to him. The Devil angrily threw a glowing coal at Jack, who quickly hollowed out a turnip and put the coal inside to light his way. Jack has been wandering through the darkness as a lost soul ever since, holding his lantern before him.

The legend of Stingy Jack spread to England and Scotland, where people believed that a lit jack-o'-lantern protected them from Jack and the other restless spirits that roamed the earth on Halloween. Grotesque faces were carved on the hollow turnips to frighten the spirits away, and each house had its glowing jack-o'-lantern by the front door on Halloween night.

When Irish and Scotch immigrants came to America in the 1800s, they brought the traditions of Halloween with them. They discovered that pumpkins made perfect jack-o'-lanterns, and began to use them instead of turnips. The tradition spread throughout the country and has lasted to this day.

(so I cheated and lifted that from my website) *L*

3 projects totally done and two more about half. Cruising right along


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 13, 2012 08:06:00 AM
the heat here in so.cal has been pretty ridiculous for the past week and it has made crafting quite difficult. Any craft I have tried that uses paint, glue, polish, etc., has been gunking up or not drying properly and it's driving me nuts! we're supposed to have slightly cooler weather this week so I'm hoping I'll be able to get some more things done. still have so much to do but i was able to complete most of one project this weekend. i went to Michaels yesterday and even though they have their Halloween supplies out I didn't find much that I could use.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 13, 2012 08:36:51 AM
Sending early is just evil. ;D I can't imagine having to stare at that package and not open it for more than a month. I would never be able to resist.  :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 13, 2012 08:39:33 AM
I finished off two days of projects this weekend.  I am working on a third, which I should finish in a few days.  I have a toddler & work outside the home, so I get my crafting in for a few minutes here & there in the evenings.  :)

I also started the tags for my wrappings.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 13, 2012 09:06:29 AM
Trivia Question Week 3:
Why do we carve pumpkins????

Because it's fun lol.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on August 13, 2012 10:50:57 AM
For protection against evil spirits. <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on August 13, 2012 11:52:50 AM
I am going to go with Sederiks answer :) Because it is awesome and it was what I was going to put lol. Finished another day yesterday and have to find the motivation to sit down and start cutting out ______ so I can get three more days done. But it might have to wait til tomorrow since I was up very late last night watching the meteor shower and then work up with the sun


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 13, 2012 12:25:54 PM
Because the pumpkin had it coming!  ;) :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on August 13, 2012 01:29:04 PM
Back in the day it was to help fight off evil spirits, but now it's just fun and you get to cook and eat the pumpkin seeds!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 13, 2012 02:37:47 PM
I remember hearing a story about carving jack-o-lanterns in order to save your own head from being taken by the Headless Horseman (he can take the pumpkin instead of yours) but I think that was just to tie it in with Sleepy Hollow... I don't think that's an actual tradition that people practiced. I like it, though.

I carve pumpkins to show off my mad art skills  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on August 13, 2012 02:50:46 PM
All the pumpkins I ever carved got moldy within days. I guess I did something wrong... ???


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 13, 2012 06:25:38 PM
All the pumpkins I ever carved got moldy within days. I guess I did something wrong... ???

Mine, too! Fear not, though! Among the myriad things I've learned from pinterest, I learned that you can spray the insides with a bleach and water mix. It'll keep in from mildewing/molding.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 13, 2012 07:00:28 PM
Because the pumpkin had it coming!  ;) :D

Just checking in and I will agree with pfd just because!!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 13, 2012 07:53:09 PM
Back in the day it was to help fight off evil spirits, but now it's just fun and you get to cook and eat the pumpkin seeds!
Wink ,Wink you are right.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 13, 2012 07:54:17 PM
Because the pumpkin had it coming!  ;) :D
Great answer made me laugh so hard. I have been home in bed sick for 2 days and this answer put a big smile on my face.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 13, 2012 11:07:32 PM
I agree with everybody.
As for getting moldy, mine even got moldy on the vine and the next day, there were none. This year, I didn't bother trying to grow them. I will go to the pumpkin patch, it's more fun and less work anyway.

Would you carve this one?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on August 14, 2012 05:19:17 AM
LOVE that, yoopidou!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on August 14, 2012 05:57:19 AM
Hey all, I am leaving for Hawaii tonight so I wanted to just drop in to let you know that I didn't vanish.

I will be back in action on 8/27 and hopefully no one else will have sent! Haha


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on August 14, 2012 07:39:28 AM
The wee froggy is awesome.  :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 14, 2012 08:12:54 AM
Holy wowza, I can't believe someone sent out already! I really want to send wicked early, too, but I'm waiting for fall candy to debut on the shelves before I can do so. Waiting is hard work!

Also- I can't believe that I missed the sent out post, it happened four days ago! Sometimes I miss things in really active threads. Sorry for my tardiness!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 14, 2012 09:21:04 AM
I am still here.  Have a HORRIBLE migraine so have done nothing :(


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 14, 2012 12:37:27 PM
I'm back from camping. Will resume crafting in a day or two :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on August 14, 2012 09:08:36 PM
Because it's an excuse for more pumpkin pie!  ;D

Fantastic crafty day today. Discovered the wonders of ModPodge (how have I gone this long without knowing how awesome it is?) and did my best to find as many applications as possible. A previous experiment I'd tried on a whim turned out to be the perfect pair with a scrap I had left over from this experiment and it's, perhaps, one of my top five favorite things I've ever made. Gotta love it when that happens. :) My husband was sad when he found out it was for the swap and not for him. Don't feel too bad for him - his birthday is coming up and now I know what to make for him!

Tomorrow I should have a little time in the evening and at that point I have some shrinky dink sheets that're begging for their own series of experiments. I don't think I'm giving away too much to my partner as I haven't yet said what I'm doing with it ... partially because I don't know myself. That's why I'm experimenting!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 15, 2012 05:58:46 AM
Two days and a partial done.  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 15, 2012 06:15:45 AM
Discovered the wonders of ModPodge (how have I gone this long without knowing how awesome it is?)

I felt the same way.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 15, 2012 08:44:54 AM
Hey guys, check this out! Spoonflower (http://www.spoonflower.com/) is giving a free fat quarter (for $1 shipping in the US) with code ETSYPARTY12. You can even pick the fancier fabrics like the cotton silk and stuff!! You can also upload your own design as well. I can't sew worth crap but I had to order myself some Haunted Mansion wallpaper pattern (http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/874010) I've loved. Maybe I can find someone to make me something out of it. LOL


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 15, 2012 09:09:37 AM
Got supplies to make another item today. Hopefully once I put the baby down for her nap I can work in it.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 15, 2012 10:11:04 AM
Hey guys, check this out! Spoonflower (http://www.spoonflower.com/) is giving a free fat quarter (for $1 shipping in the US) with code ETSYPARTY12. You can even pick the fancier fabrics like the cotton silk and stuff!! You can also upload your own design as well. I can't sew worth crap but I had to order myself some Haunted Mansion wallpaper pattern (http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/874010) I've loved. Maybe I can find someone to make me something out of it. LOL

Thank you so much for sharing!!! I had my eye on an ampersand print a while back for a project for myself, and never got around to ordering some. Now my fat quarter is on its way!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 15, 2012 12:17:17 PM
Thanks for sharing!  I just ordered up some Halloween fabric to use in this swap :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 15, 2012 04:17:34 PM
So excited! I found something that I bought a couple years ago to make something with (trying not to give anything away). I forgot that I had it and I saw it today and thought "hmmmm I could use this to make something for the swap!" I kind of bought this with Halloween in mind. Hopefully it will work out like I want.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on August 15, 2012 05:31:06 PM
Hello everyone! Just thought I would stop in and see how everyone
 is doing. I have been busy creating and hoping my partner will be thrilled with all her treats. We just had a really bad storm so i had to stop in case we lost the power. So far
so good. Hope everyone is having fun.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 15, 2012 06:23:27 PM
Thanks PFD my fat quarter is on its way!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 15, 2012 06:32:11 PM
I went to buy socks for my son today and I found the perfect item to go with my handcrafted items for one day.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 15, 2012 07:50:43 PM
Thanks Phoenix!  I have been eyeing their fabrics for the past week but couldn't justify $11 plus shipping for a fat quarter.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 15, 2012 07:59:54 PM
Thanks for the code Phoenix! I got these cute little guys: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1258942


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 16, 2012 10:36:45 AM
thanks phoenixfire! i just ordered the perfect fabric for my partner!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 16, 2012 05:36:28 PM
thanks for the code phoenixfire :) i just got a fat quarter of pac-man material. The shipping is also only $1 if you live in canada.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 16, 2012 06:01:33 PM
Glad you guys were also able to take advantage of it!! :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 16, 2012 06:27:11 PM
oh i was also curious why they want your number when you order...do you happen to know why?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on August 16, 2012 06:48:45 PM
Just a quick check in.... I've gotten nothing done this week except some purchasing of supplies. My boss is out of town, so I have taken over all her paperwork. Luckily, I have Monday off to dedicate to crafting and my boss gets back on Tuesday.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 16, 2012 07:27:46 PM
oh i was also curious why they want your number when you order...do you happen to know why?
Don't know. I didn't even put one in.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 16, 2012 08:54:08 PM
hm...thats weird. when i payed through pay pal it said in red that it needed a number..i doubt they'd use it anyway, maybe its just in case theres a problem. i wish i could use that code more than once though lol i up graded the fabric to organic knit and only had to pay 2 dollars shipping rather than one because of the weight...well worth it


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on August 16, 2012 08:57:03 PM
My partner is crazy organized and has already sent me my parcel. Interrobam it is going to be so hard not to open my parcel when I see it everyday!!! Thank you.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 17, 2012 06:23:46 AM
We had some spammer post on this thread twice in a row.  Glad to see it's been removed!  Great job, oh moderators!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 17, 2012 06:24:54 AM
I bought some more of my supplies. I'm going to spend some quality time with my sewing machine this weekend.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 17, 2012 07:56:22 AM
My partner is crazy organized and has already sent me my parcel. Interrobam it is going to be so hard not to open my parcel when I see it everyday!!! Thank you.

Ha ha, that's why I wrote "Don't open until Oct 19th!" all over it. I figured it might help you resist.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 17, 2012 08:30:50 AM
hm...thats weird. when i payed through pay pal it said in red that it needed a number..i doubt they'd use it anyway, maybe its just in case theres a problem. i wish i could use that code more than once though lol i up graded the fabric to organic knit and only had to pay 2 dollars shipping rather than one because of the weight...well worth it

I put an area code & all 5's & didn't have a problem.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on August 17, 2012 01:13:37 PM
Thanks for the spoon flower tip! So excited - I've always wanted to order from them but the cost (even knowing it's worth it) + not knowing what I'd do with the fabric kept me from going through with it.

Had one experiment go poorly, one turn out just all-right, and one exceed expectations. So I guess that all works out to an average craft? Did realize that one item I'd bought to up cycle has found it's way into four separate items. With possibly more to come. Who woulda guessed? And now I'm hoping my partner doesn't mind the repetition of materials, even if I think I did a good job of repurposing each so it's less obvious. :)

One thought - I'm seeing a lot of "finished x out of 13 days!" and am wondering if I'm the only one who's more scatter-shot about it. I haven't finished any one day but I've gotten items done for half a dozen days and have another half dozen items about half done. I'll usually prep one item, let it dry/let my mind percolate on what's next, and move on to another. Get that half done, hit a stopping point, finish another, go back to that first one ... it makes for a messy craft experience but it works well for my brain.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on August 17, 2012 02:05:49 PM
My craft table is generally a Halloween explosion with no rhyme or reason to my schedule except for when the desire takes me to work on a specific item that is partially done in front of me. I know of no other way to work *L* Even finished projects sometime call out to me to add more :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 17, 2012 04:50:59 PM
I'm just the same. I start one craft, continue to work on another, draw some ideas or improve the planning of a third. I feel more creative that way. And there is always a craft that looks so perfect today, but tomorrow, it will have become unglued, or another mishap would have happened to it, or I simply won't like it anymore... Even if a day is done, I can always improve an item or add something. I like to keep all the doors open.

It is messy around my house too. My desk is full of supplies, I have invaded the second table with more supplies, crafts, finished or not, are everywhere and some complain that all scissors have disappeared!

So, I have 4 days close to done or done( but I might work on them again), some supplies ordered, two days extensively planned with some items done and some supplies bought, one day planned but awaiting the supplies, ideas for some days and one day where I change my planning everyday.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 17, 2012 05:54:14 PM
I'm kinda in the middle of various things too. I have some finished, some not started, some half way done. I did get to a craft store today and picked up some more supplies and a few goodies :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 17, 2012 06:00:32 PM
Came home and needed some crafty.  Been in my craft room working on the project that turned into 4 of the same things with 3 that will be gifted elsewhere.  Plans are to stay up until all 4 are through.  Wish me luck. 

I wanted to start on another project but I need to make a trip to get pattern enlarged 200%.  Lots of piles and supplies layed out several projects just wanting to be started.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 17, 2012 07:15:43 PM
Just ordered my fat quarter from Spoonflower. Thanks for the link and code! Got a cute little doll with kittens to sew for my little one. Stocking stuffer maybe?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on August 17, 2012 09:23:21 PM
So, in general Halloween-y news, I saw Paranorman tonight! It was fantastic: funny, beautifully animated, and with a touching story at its heart. I recommend it highly, although it's definitely not a movie for really little kids.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 18, 2012 07:27:32 AM
I made a list yesterday of things I have finished and things left, and realized I have more than 13 days worth. Doh! My partner is sooo easy to craft for and Halloween is so fun!

I have finished 3 days of crafted stuff, got 3 days of purchased stuff, and have my other 7 days of crafts planned out. One I am so excited about - I want to keep it lol. I hope she likes it.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 18, 2012 09:34:18 AM
Okay, I had my first flop. The thing I decided to do this morning should have been the easiest yet, and it was easy, but it didn't turn out like I wanted. So, scratch that idea. Oh well, I'll change it up a bit. On a happier note, I came up with another idea for something today. I have over 13 ideas but some may fail, and some are small I may put 2 in one day. Anyway, it's going well and this is the most fun swap I have ever done.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on August 18, 2012 10:29:44 AM
I dont have as many days done as i thought i did for this swap  :-[  i guess i have been making more things for my other halloween swap than this one lol but not to worry im sure that will be remedied, i got some killer fabric off spoonflower for myy partner that i will be using to make the bag :) btw.... we dont have to have store bought stuff do we? My list is all home made... so i hope i dont have to add like three days of store bought to it as well


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 18, 2012 01:27:20 PM
no you dont have to have store bought items...but you can if you want to. im gonna try to have as many days crafted as i can...maybe add to a bought item to make it still kinda crafted. so far the only day i know im buying for is the day meant for candy, i know theres stuff i can make and send but i'd be worried it would get ruined in the mail.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 18, 2012 08:24:13 PM
My four like items are done! Whew!!!!  Mega work!!!  Now do I stay in the craft room or move to the kitchen table????  Found something else to make while out running errands today. It uses the same medium as several other projects so I may start with those.  Seems like some of my days will have several items!!!!
Need to make a trip to Michaels tomorrow and see if they have a big_______________.
I think I saw some small ones there but I need a big one!  May do a search on line since there is something else I need to also order.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on August 19, 2012 05:41:39 AM
Well I am glad this week has finally finished. I had to work lots and have had no time for crafting  :'( I thought I was going to go mad! I am going to plant myself on the sofa, put some random film on and craft away  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 19, 2012 07:38:45 AM
I made something only to have it chewed apart in a combination mauling involving three dogs and three cats.  Sad.  Starting over.   :'(


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 19, 2012 10:40:49 AM
Checking in! Crafting away.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 19, 2012 10:45:40 AM
I made something only to have it chewed apart in a combination mauling involving three dogs and three cats.  Sad.  Starting over.   :'(

So sad to hear hard work was enjoyed by the pets!

I made it to Michael's only to find two different sizes of what I needed, bought the biggest one thinking I can modify!

Ran by moms and she was so excited when I showed her my four items and told her to pick one.  There is a slight variance to each.  She made her choice and was amazed at how cute this was and all the work that went into it. (She did not chose the one I secretly wanted for wideeyedlife)

Chose to stay in my craft room last night and made some stuff for another of my 13 days.

So far 4 days totally complete with 9 crafted items!  Fixing to plop down at the kitchen table and start something new.  Will probably have 4 to 5 projects here going at one time.



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 19, 2012 04:16:39 PM
I started 2 more projects today and one is about 3/4 done. It is something I just thought of yesterday. Pretty cute, at least I think it is. I keep posting in this thread way too much; I 'm just so excited about this swap  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 19, 2012 06:37:51 PM
Trivia Question Week 3:
Why do we carve pumpkins????
To Ward off evil Spirits


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 19, 2012 06:38:43 PM
Trivia Question week 4
Why is the Black Cat a Halloween Symbol??


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 19, 2012 06:42:54 PM
Trivia Question week 4
Why is the Black Cat a Halloween Symbol??

Probably because it was once believed that black cats had magical powers. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on August 19, 2012 07:19:13 PM
I have a lovely list of items / days that I wanted to do.  And I cannot find the bloody thing.  Oy.  I'm hoping I left it at work.  I can reconstruct it, but I had a plan, damnit!  Hee.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 19, 2012 08:14:38 PM
Trivia Question week 4
Why is the Black Cat a Halloween Symbol??

Because they ran out of purple ones!   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on August 19, 2012 09:23:10 PM
Trivia Question week 4
Why is the Black Cat a Halloween Symbol??

Because they look invisible in the dead of night  ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 19, 2012 10:47:54 PM
Because the white dove was already taken.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on August 20, 2012 06:27:44 AM
Hmmmm. Not sure why, but I do know they are considered good luck in Celtic mythology and in Scotland, if a stray black cat comes to your home, it's a symbol of prosperity.
Very sensible people, the Celts.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on August 20, 2012 09:52:33 AM
Because they were thought to be the familiars of Witches


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 20, 2012 10:17:19 AM
Because they were thought to be the familiars of Witches

I am going with this...

I made a TON of progress this weekend.  Was basically a hermit yesterday, watched lots of movies and got lots of crafting done. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 20, 2012 10:31:07 AM
I have 4 1/2 days left to do. Daughter Is sick though so no crafting will get done until she's better.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 20, 2012 10:46:36 AM
I just got done with something that I've been wanting to do for a while. Not sure if it's going to turn out though. I'll know in a few hours. Kids went back to school today, which means my 5 year old started today. I am trying to stay busy to keep from crying. It's not really working.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on August 20, 2012 10:59:27 AM
Happy to have the boyfriend home from his business trip. Now it's back to the awesome crafting grindstone after two days of just us snuggles and movie fest! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 20, 2012 04:52:17 PM
Not sure about the black cats but I am super excited about what I started crafting yesterday.

Love it so much as soon as I got home from work to the kitchen table I went.  Just finished up what it still needed.  After a few hours I can put it all together and day five will be done.

Getting there slowly.  Need to take a break and work on a few things for another swap so I do not get behind.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on August 20, 2012 05:33:03 PM
Almost done. I have two more things to make and one to finish. I'll do the latter tonight I think. The other two, I may get to Wednesday or Thursday. I think I'll send just after Labor Day. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on August 20, 2012 05:50:10 PM
Just checking in...I am slacking and need to get back on track making goodies. Too much chaos lately  :-[


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 21, 2012 07:14:27 AM
WOOOO WHOOOOO! I think what I made yesterday worked :) I was excited and just wanted to share. Also found another "supply" this morning so very excited about that too.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 21, 2012 09:11:01 AM
I have 5 days completed, am working on the 6th, and received supplies for two more things in the mail yesterday.  Things are coming together quite nicely :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 21, 2012 09:22:59 AM
i'm going to try my hardest to get some stuff done today. with any luck i'll finish three projects. one that i've been working on for a while, and two others that I can probably work on simultaneously. i've finally figured out all of my items, but now it's just getting together materials and finding some time.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on August 21, 2012 04:16:23 PM
I'm making good progress!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 21, 2012 05:18:19 PM
I spent all morning working on a craft, and it looks like a school project! Not a bad one, but a brainy one, not a crafty one. I have new ideas and I will redo it. I hope it turns out better next time.

I also discovered why the black cats are for witches. It's because the cats couldn't stand the humiliation of being rainbow colored, especially the big laughs from the birds. I have the proof.



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on August 22, 2012 12:07:48 AM
Because they were thought to be the familiars of Witches
I agree with this and the Celtic tales mixing together.
I may lose internet for about a week.If you don't hear from me I am NOT flaking.Still working and even finished another project.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 22, 2012 06:16:24 AM
Not sure about the cats, but everyone else seems to have good suggestions.

I'm further behind than I'd care to be, but 'tis the season for academic job interviews, so that's my excuse. But I plan to use Sunday afternoon for a craftstravaganza!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 22, 2012 06:21:28 AM
Three days and two halves down.  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 22, 2012 07:41:09 AM
Days,12,  11, 4, 3,8  done working on day 1. making great progress, Hope to send out way early.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on August 22, 2012 09:18:45 AM
Hm, not sure about the cats, though not surprised that people have wondered if they're shape shifted humans - there always seems to be human-level intelligence in those eyes. Well, of most cats. I've met a few that weren't the brightest bulbs. Sweet as anything, but not so bright. Sigh. I need a cat.

Last few days have been too busy to craft, but I do have one of my newer items hanging up to check proportions and all and think I'll have to make one for myself because it looks really good. :) It was one of the easier ones, too, which always feels halfway between finding a clever new route to work and cheating. I have another one that's more work but I'm really loving it. Plus did a few little quick ones that turned out ... well, not amazing but good enough to throw in as extras. I really need to lay out everything and do an inventory and plan out my next step.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on August 22, 2012 06:42:58 PM
Last few days have been too busy to craft, but I do have one of my newer items hanging up to check proportions and all and think I'll have to make one for myself because it looks really good. :) It was one of the easier ones, too, which always feels halfway between finding a clever new route to work and cheating. I have another one that's more work but I'm really loving it. Plus did a few little quick ones that turned out ... well, not amazing but good enough to throw in as extras. I really need to lay out everything and do an inventory and plan out my next step.
I can relate.I have to make a second of something cause my daughter wants one,too.The inventory is something I need to do.I have a list but not one of all that I have or have not finished


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on August 22, 2012 08:51:20 PM
I like people's answers to the trivia questions. I have had a crazy summer and have not had time to sit down and start crafting, I am still at the purchasing and brainstorming stage. My partner is crazy organized and I received my parcel in the mail last week. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 23, 2012 08:32:24 AM
Finished one item yesterday and started on 3 others. Hoping to have the 3 finished by this weekend. Still waiting on some supplies.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 23, 2012 09:01:02 AM
Bought supplies for another item today and started it.  Need to get more fabric for a project I'm in the middle of.  I have 3 things half done and 2 more to start and treats to buy and then I will be done.  Hoping to send early-ish.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on August 23, 2012 09:05:20 AM
One more down.
It is kind of challenging because my partner doesn't like autumn colors. It's a good thing she likes purple :)
But there is one craft supply I have run out of so off to wally I go.
I think my favorite part of swaps is the inspiration. Having a theme and going for it


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 23, 2012 09:39:51 AM
One more finished, one piece currently drying, and I have the supplies to finish everything up. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 23, 2012 10:54:18 AM
Got the finishing touches on one thing today. Got started on 2 more that will be together with one other thing that I totally finished  today also :). I think I'm going to order some supplies tomorrow.

Oh, and I got my fat quarter from spoonflower. It's adorable!!! It's the cutest doll and kittens to cut out and sew. She came with  3 kittens! My little one LOVES kittens so I am going to make it for her for Christmas.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 23, 2012 02:01:26 PM
Im crafting away..i have a list and im slowly checking off everything im doing, though im not really going day by day Im just picking random things on the list and doing them.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 23, 2012 06:15:00 PM
My list is lost! I have a lost list. Or rather, I don't have it, because it is lost. So I'm restalking and reresearching and rewriting the list. In the meantime, I have five days totally done and a few more in progress. So at least I remember what those are supposed to be!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 23, 2012 06:48:19 PM
I am so mad! I finished something today that I have been working on. I won't explain why it was outside on my back deck on the table because that might give it away. Anyway, it was, and I was going to leave it there for a couple hours (for reasons I can't reveal) while I took my daughter to ride horses. Anyway, I had the gate shut but when I got back the Beagle that has taken up residence here had got through the gate somehow, got it and chewed it up :( It was in my yard in pieces. I was soooooo mad. Maybe it was payback for the neutering a couple weeks ago. Oh well, nothing I can do but start over.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 23, 2012 06:55:17 PM
Oh no! How frustrating!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 23, 2012 07:38:17 PM
I am still here and crafting! I am S.W.A.M.P.E.D. at work this week, so I haven't had much crafting time. Looking forward to the weekend!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 23, 2012 07:55:21 PM
Oh no! How frustrating!

Yep, very. I wanted to cry, but I'm out of tears because of my little one starting school this week LOL!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on August 23, 2012 08:34:35 PM
i was sent a friendly reminder today that I haven't posted in awhile (really need to work on that).  Pulling out my sewing machine tomorrow -- to take care of one of my projects. Have a few more days to take care of and off they will go.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 24, 2012 02:35:52 PM
Well I took a mini break from swap crafting and have been working on assembling a quilt top this week. I couldn't help it - the squares have been staring at me for weeks. ;) But I found a pattern for something and I'm going to go cut it out now!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on August 24, 2012 03:00:41 PM
Greetings earthlings


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 24, 2012 06:22:25 PM
ive finished another day today...i still have a couple of days and the bag to finish but im getting close to finishing


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 24, 2012 07:49:07 PM
I am so mad! I finished something today that I have been working on. I won't explain why it was outside on my back deck on the table because that might give it away. Anyway, it was, and I was going to leave it there for a couple hours (for reasons I can't reveal) while I took my daughter to ride horses. Anyway, I had the gate shut but when I got back the Beagle that has taken up residence here had got through the gate somehow, got it and chewed it up :( It was in my yard in pieces. I was soooooo mad. Maybe it was payback for the neutering a couple weeks ago. Oh well, nothing I can do but start over.

So sad!  I think this is the 2nd time in this swap that the pets have enjoyed the halloween goodies!  It must be there favorite holiday too!  I have been keeping my finished items up high so I don't have to post about the same type of disaster.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 25, 2012 04:28:22 AM
In order to keep my items from going astray (which would be really easy, this room is a complete disaster area) I put them all in a paper bag. My kitty got into the bag last night, but he really just wanted to sniff everything. No damage, just curiosity. (Didn't even get fur on anything, because they're all in plastic bags inside the paper bag!)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on August 26, 2012 09:38:03 AM
I'm 98% done with my most challenging project yet. I'm pretty happy with the results since this was my first time attempting it. Hoping to finish it today, and start in on another this afternoon.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on August 26, 2012 11:18:15 AM
I've got a bunch of stuff done, I just need to divide it into days and see where I stand from there!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on August 26, 2012 01:40:28 PM
Got knocked sideways by a nasty sinus infection, but I'm still here.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 26, 2012 02:08:17 PM
Bought some supplies for another project today. It's going to be nasty and rainy outside here in Florida due to Issac heading through the Gulf tomorrow, so a perfect day to craft!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 26, 2012 03:05:32 PM
My little one is sick so I didn't get anything done today :(


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on August 26, 2012 06:48:39 PM
Had to work till 4:30 Saturday, start up of school means mega work hours!!!!  Managed to start 8 projects Sat. evening and totally finish 4 today. This sounds good except 6 of them are for 1 day!  Will not get much crafted this week as back to 13 hour days again for several weeks.  This next weekend is 3 days since we are off for labor day on Monday!!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on August 26, 2012 08:58:27 PM
Bought some supplies for another project today. It's going to be nasty and rainy outside here in Florida due to Issac heading through the Gulf tomorrow, so a perfect day to craft!

Lucky you!

I'm here in FL too, and I actually have to come in on my day off. The company demanded that only the nearest employees be scheduled. Alas, the one downside to living down the street from work. So there goes my craft day. I think I get my day off Thursday instead. But it still stinksl.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on August 27, 2012 09:27:22 AM
My little one is sick so I didn't get anything done today :(
Poor Mama.
And all you Floridians out there be careful and stay safe


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on August 27, 2012 09:35:27 AM
I brought craft stuff when I went camping this weekend but it never even made it out of the truck.  Went on so many adventures with the kids that there was no time!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 27, 2012 10:02:53 AM
crafting away geting close


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on August 27, 2012 12:09:30 PM
Finished 2 more today. Extremely happy with how one turned out and I know that my partner is going to love it.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 27, 2012 06:01:04 PM
i finished another day for you too sparks..it turned out really well so hopefully you'll really like it :D 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 27, 2012 06:14:52 PM
Had a great idea today, but I can't go to the craft store until Wednesday morning  :( So I'll just have to be overly excited about it until then. (It's something I've never had a reason to work with!)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on August 28, 2012 06:49:02 AM
Got something really cool in the mail yesterday for MissingWillow. You're gonna love it.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on August 28, 2012 07:50:26 AM
Plugging away.   :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 28, 2012 11:19:35 PM
 :)My second tries turned out much better than the first ones. Most crafts tend to take me much longer to finish than I had planned.
I went to the store just to see a guy take the whole bunch of supplies right under my nose while I was looking at it! I will have to try another store...
Then, I took the paint and started shaking it. The cap opened up and I repainted the sofa, the door, the floor...Luckily, I was able to remove almost all of it.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on August 29, 2012 03:45:48 AM
I'm working today so I will be able to grab a "supply" that I need while I am in town. I've been needing it to finish something but didn't want to make an extra trip to town. We live 25 min from town and with the price of gas, I try to make as few trips as possible.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on August 29, 2012 04:13:34 AM
Got something really cool in the mail yesterday for MissingWillow. You're gonna love it.  ;D

Ooooh, can't wait!   :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on August 29, 2012 09:28:29 AM
I'm trying to finish off another quick swap I'm in, and then I plan to wrap what I have so far this weekend.  If I can find that danged thing I cut out the other day, I'd like to finish that off too.   :-[


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on August 29, 2012 10:06:19 AM
I'm back from Hawaii! Boo! Haha

Looks like I have a lot of pages to catch up on  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on August 29, 2012 01:44:33 PM
I've changed what I planned to make for one of the days..I think my partners kid would enjoy my new idea more than the my first one...plus its more halloween related :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on August 29, 2012 03:15:43 PM
I actually organized myself over the weekend and that's really helped me see what I need and what's good. Now I'm in a sewing mood so off to sew. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on August 30, 2012 05:01:55 PM
going to craft some tonight while Im baking for a wedding cake tonight. Going to see if I can put an idea that popped into my head last night together.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on August 30, 2012 05:32:48 PM
Finished another item today. 2 1/2 more to go.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on August 30, 2012 06:28:41 PM
I had the BEST idea that hit me last night, and I'm elbow deep in it as I type! So excited!!! <3<3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on August 30, 2012 07:19:29 PM
I'm just checking in since I haven't in awhile!  I'm making good progress!  I had a very successful evening.  And am super happy with some of my current projects.  I think I have four days completely done and another two well on their way to be done.  It's supposed to be gray and rainy all weekend, which is perfect for crafting!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on August 30, 2012 07:20:19 PM
I think I have 2 days left to do. And than I have to make my container to hold my goodies. Well it is not exactly a container. But it is super cool


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on August 30, 2012 08:13:23 PM
Oh, I'm so jealous! I thought I had the best idea for the container, but I couldn't find the supplies. I need an idea, in my sleep or awake I don't mind, as long as it's a great idea.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on August 31, 2012 06:23:55 AM
I think I have 2 days left to do. And than I have to make my container to hold my goodies. Well it is not exactly a container. But it is super cool
Oh crap, the container. I forgot about that part. ;D Ok, more planning needed!! ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 01, 2012 06:40:03 AM
I can't believe it's September!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 01, 2012 10:01:57 AM
My understanding is that the container is the gift for the first day, right?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 01, 2012 11:17:25 AM
no the container or bag is kinda extra...you make something to hold all 13 days of crafts.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: irid3sc3nt on September 01, 2012 12:36:48 PM
Looking forward to seeing the gallery!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 01, 2012 02:49:29 PM
The rules say -The first item to be opened (on October 19th) will be a container/bag of some sort that holds the other items. You can either make a container/ bag from scratch, or decorate one, your choice.

In the past, the container I've both sent and received didn't hold everything (the other 12 items), but it was the first thing we opened. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 01, 2012 03:57:40 PM
The rules say -The first item to be opened (on October 19th) will be a container/bag of some sort that holds the other items. You can either make a container/ bag from scratch, or decorate one, your choice.

In the past, the container I've both sent and received didn't hold everything (the other 12 items), but it was the first thing we opened. 

This is what I was planning on.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 01, 2012 05:12:01 PM
I craft to big.  I can't imagine a container to hold everything I have made and I am not through yet. I will possibly use two boxes to ship. There will be a container though.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 01, 2012 05:53:57 PM
Same here. It would only be possible if I could deliver it myself. That would be so much fun then, crafting a huge container.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 01, 2012 06:13:02 PM
oh that is good to know, i thought it was 13 items plus the bag to hold them...that makes it easier, thanks for pointing that out for me, clearly i didnt read it correctly :) i think i only need two more days to craft for then, plus the bag or container. i might end up sending a week or two early.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 01, 2012 07:12:30 PM
I'm still crafting :) Got a few things that are almost done. I just need to sit down and finish them. Some things are done. Some things I haven't started on. I'm going to need a few more supplies. Maybe I'll get to the store first part of next week.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 01, 2012 07:44:29 PM
Another craptacular craft fail here. SIGH...I need to just stick to what I know. Although the ____ did turn out pretty well. This ____ could have been so cool too...

Well I finished off my other little swap so I'm back to this one full time.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 01, 2012 09:43:41 PM
I'm in the same boat with you guys about crafting too big! I'm also finally seeing some Halloween stuff in stores, but not candy yet.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on September 01, 2012 11:52:22 PM
There is no way I'm fitting everything in one box. >.<


Curse our overambitious awesomeness?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 02, 2012 04:16:26 AM
I'm with everyone else with the 2 boxes. I looked into the priority flat rate a few weeks ago to see what size the boxes are. I'm going to have to use two.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 02, 2012 05:38:10 AM
Just gotta love Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on September 02, 2012 05:42:48 AM
Didn't touch anything for a week or two--just got back from vacation. Started the next to last project last night and that is almost done. So I'll finish that and hopefully get the last thing done today.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 02, 2012 09:15:38 AM
I craft to big.  I can't imagine a container to hold everything I have made and I am not through yet. I will possibly use two boxes to ship. There will be a container though.

My container isn't big enough either.  And I craft big as well.  As in lots of time spent.  Despite that, some things are turning out better than others.  Hopefully it will average out, though.  I like that I can use different artistic methods for different items.

The things I'm making that take the required two hours seem small.  I'll have to have a little "warning" tag for Quaggy on those items.  Something like, "Warning, this one doesn't majorly over-exceed expectations for swap requirements.  It's actually really a small."   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 02, 2012 02:39:25 PM
I craft to big.  I can't imagine a container to hold everything I have made and I am not through yet. I will possibly use two boxes to ship. There will be a container though.

My container isn't big enough either.  And I craft big as well.  As in lots of time spent.  Despite that, some things are turning out better than others.  Hopefully it will average out, though.  I like that I can use different artistic methods for different items.

The things I'm making that take the required two hours seem small.  I'll have to have a little "warning" tag for Quaggy on those items.  Something like, "Warning, this one doesn't majorly over-exceed expectations for swap requirements.  It's actually really a small."   ;D

Forget the "Warning  tags" I have a few of those as well!

Ran to a big flea market in Houston today Traders Village, also hit a Goodwill store but did not score anything for the swap 2 Burn out sleeve tees for me was it.  Managed to drop $60 at Jo Anns though.  I have been looking for something that neither Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Hancocks had, found it, now to get it made.  Picked up a few extra things for me while I was there to add to my stash!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on September 02, 2012 04:46:37 PM
Just checking in. I hit a bit of a road block because I was in a car accident this week. So I have no transportation, which really sucks. I'm finishing up my Whedon-verse swap and then this gets my full attention.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 02, 2012 04:56:52 PM
Just checking in. I hit a bit of a road block because I was in a car accident this week. So I have no transportation, which really sucks. I'm finishing up my Whedon-verse swap and then this gets my full attention.

Since you are here posting it sounds like you were not hurt to bad.  Sucks that now you don't have transportation. Hoping you get back on some wheels soon!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 02, 2012 08:40:10 PM
Today was my birthday. I took a break from crafting and went to the beach, ate banana bread and drank smoothie. Yeah! I hope you all had a great day too.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 02, 2012 08:52:30 PM
Oh Happy Birthday!!!  Sounds like you had fun.  My Birthday is tomorrow!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 02, 2012 11:05:56 PM
Thank you.
Happy birthday to you too!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on September 03, 2012 12:01:36 AM
Just checking in. I hit a bit of a road block because I was in a car accident this week. So I have no transportation, which really sucks. I'm finishing up my Whedon-verse swap and then this gets my full attention.

Since you are here posting it sounds like you were not hurt to bad.  Sucks that now you don't have transportation. Hoping you get back on some wheels soon!
I hope you're well. Take care


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on September 03, 2012 02:20:11 AM
My crafting table is such a mess but I canīt even remeber how it looks like cleaned up....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 03, 2012 03:43:33 AM
Happy birthday, yoopidou and quaggy!  Mine is Thursday.  :)  You guys should consider joining the September birthday swap!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on September 03, 2012 07:19:11 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!! ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 03, 2012 07:34:41 AM
Happy birthday, yoopidou and quaggy!  Mine is Thursday.  :)  You guys should consider joining the September birthday swap!
Thank you.
Happy birthday to you too!

Thanks to you both.  I think my swap card is full for some reason every year I have plans to join then I don't have a spot.  Bad planner!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on September 03, 2012 07:40:20 AM
Okay I totally screwed up, I thought I had left a message saying that I was going away to visit the in-laws for a week but looks like I forgot! *face palm*
Any ways I had a mega awesome time in 'sunny' St. Ives Cornwall (more like overcast and rainy!) I was sooooo uber creative, I really ought to move down there! I even had a go at pot throwing, just waiting for them to fired and glazed then I will proudly show the wibbly wobbly pots to the world! I have made lots of stuff and for once quite pleased with most of it!  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on September 03, 2012 08:21:26 AM
Hi Everyone!
Been crafting away and getting carried away but i don't think my partner will mind.
Having so much fun that it is hard to know when to stop (which I haven't). Haha!
Have a great Labor Day and will check in soon.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 03, 2012 12:21:56 PM
I'm busy crafting today. Rainy today so it's perfect for crafting :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 03, 2012 12:49:25 PM
Hi Everyone!
Been crafting away and getting carried away but i don't think my partner will mind.
Having so much fun that it is hard to know when to stop (which I haven't). Haha!
Have a great Labor Day and will check in soon.


I totally won't mind! :) I'm wrapping up two other swaps (well one is totally finished and just has to be shipped; the other I have to finish today... I got distracted by MY birthday, yesterday, and the huge party we were having, and that deadline snuck up on me) but I'm collecting materials for this swap and working on things here and there. Lost my list again but I just have to clean up my desk; I know it's here under all this STUFF.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 03, 2012 03:03:17 PM
I managed to gather all my finished items and put them in 1 place.  Looks like I have 34 crafted items and 2 more that I have yet to start.  Some days are sets of stuff and only count as one.

Maybe I can get these 2 items finished this next weekend!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on September 03, 2012 06:35:17 PM
It is everyone's birthday this week -- Happy Birthday all! Mine is Wednesday. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 03, 2012 06:38:37 PM
Wow, I think at least 4 us have birthdays!  Sending each of early Birthday Wishes!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 03, 2012 07:33:48 PM
Funny convo with DH just now...
Me: how does this look?
Him: It looks like a dead ____.
Me: It IS a dead _____.
Him: Oh. I thought you were going to smack me for saying that. *shakes head*
lol I must be on the right track.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 03, 2012 08:35:35 PM
Happy birthday MissingWillow, Alexampersandra and Legatostroke, and all who have their birthday around this time.


I liked your story Donniesgirl.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on September 04, 2012 06:46:06 AM
Alexampersandra

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTNER! ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 04, 2012 04:29:14 PM
Oh Happy Birthday!!!  Sounds like you had fun.  My Birthday is tomorrow!!!!

Happy belated birthday!   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 04, 2012 05:22:13 PM
My bday was 8/26! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all the birthday girls in this swap!  ;D

On a positive note, all I have to say is, THANK GOD my bf gets 75% off FedEx otherwise my mom and I would be spending $4000 on shipping! Haha


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 04, 2012 06:47:58 PM
Oh Happy Birthday!!!  Sounds like you had fun.  My Birthday is tomorrow!!!!

Happy belated birthday!   ;D

It has been along 15 hours at work again today.  Thanks for the BD wishes I read your post and thought o wow my patners birthday is tomorrow.  Duh it was the post you replied to from me.  Headed to the shower, then bed!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 04, 2012 08:31:47 PM
HAppy Birthday to everyone. My daughter was 21 on Sunday.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on September 04, 2012 10:34:41 PM
Happy birthday to everybody!!!

I need to head into NYC for an emergency chemo treatment in a few hours, but I'll be bringing my Halloween goodies with me to work on whilst hooked up to the meds. I'll see you all in a few days! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 05, 2012 12:02:24 AM
Sorry to hear that.

Don't still the syringe or the IV drip, even if it would be perfect for a Halloween decor.



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on September 05, 2012 06:43:56 AM
Happy belated birthday to those who recently celebrated! I took too many holidays this summer and am having a hard time getting back on track. I am going to devote an entire day this week to the SWAP! Can't wait...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 05, 2012 08:10:10 AM
ordering my last group of supplies today. i need to put everything that's finished into one pile and see where i stand. haven't been crafting much lately but i'll be house sitting next week which should give me a ton of time to get things done.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 05, 2012 08:35:38 AM
Ok dumb question.  If I number each day's little gift...does a #1 correspond to October 19th and then you count up?  Or does a #1 correspond to October 31st and you count down to it?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 05, 2012 09:19:57 AM
That's a good question!  Last year, I just labeled my gifts with the date to open instead of a number.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 05, 2012 09:42:22 AM
Ok dumb question.  If I number each day's little gift...does a #1 correspond to October 19th and then you count up?  Or does a #1 correspond to October 31st and you count down to it?
Day #1 would be the 19th.... I labeled last year with both the day and the number. So I had a tag that said Day 1 with the Date October 19th. and so on.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 05, 2012 11:05:48 AM
I had been frantically working to finish my massive scrapbook for the Little Visitor swap (returns are Monday the 10th) but I finished that finally on Monday night. So now I've been back to focusing on this swap. Finished up an item last night. I love it!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 05, 2012 08:32:53 PM
I got my fabric from spoon flower today :) the knit fabric is super soft, but the colours are slightly faded. the black is more of a dark grey, but they're still very nice. I'm not sure what i'll do with the fabric yet though, but i might see if i can work some of it into this swap.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 05, 2012 09:18:48 PM
I just got totally done with my fourth thing.  Three more in the works.  Six more to come up with from scratch.  Still brainstorming.  Gotta get the final projects down to two hour things rather than fives and tens!   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on September 06, 2012 03:18:58 AM
Only 1/2 of one thing left to do. Oh, and find a box that holds everything exactly so shipping isn't higher for no reason.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 06, 2012 03:29:32 AM
I worked on 3 different things yesterday, but didn't finish any of them. I think I have crafting ADD. Anyway, everything is coming along :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 06, 2012 06:12:25 AM
Oh man. I can easily turn this into the 31 days of Halloween swap.

Must. Control. Myself.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 06, 2012 07:04:45 AM
I wrapped up 6 days of stuff yesterday...I'm finishing off day #7 and then I'll have that wrapped up too.  I'm working on day 8 & the container.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 06, 2012 09:57:59 AM
I need to finish up my stuff for the Surprise Swap this weekend then I will be back to working on this.  I am hoping to make Sunday a craft/TV/laundry day :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on September 06, 2012 03:18:30 PM
I have two papers to write for my classes and finish up my once upon a time swap before I can start on this again hopefully I will get my butt in gear and be able to work on this swap sunday


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 06, 2012 06:17:58 PM
Oh man. I can easily turn this into the 31 days of Halloween swap.

Must. Control. Myself.

I wouldn't mind.  ;D

I had this one thing that I had no idea where to get it. I asked everyone I know and they didn't have a clue. I was wandering around Target (waiting on prescription. Little Bean has another freaking ear infection) and found it. It's so perfect.

I'm finishing up my Little Visitor swap this weekend. Then I can get down to crafting.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 06, 2012 06:59:24 PM
I FINALLY FOUND SOMETHING I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!! YES!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 06, 2012 08:32:58 PM
I FINALLY FOUND SOMETHING I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!! YES!
Um, yay! ;) :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 07, 2012 06:32:38 AM
I shed blood for the first time this swap. I had to do a 911 call to PrimAtHeart to bring me napkins and a vaccuum. Ooops!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 07, 2012 03:04:06 PM
I need to find _ and I thought I would find _ in X store but I didn't see it so I'll have to check Y store. I also need to enlist Fiance's help in making A, but only after I find B or C to make A with.

(This is starting to look like algebra.)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 07, 2012 03:16:39 PM
I need to find _ and I thought I would find _ in X store but I didn't see it so I'll have to check Y store. I also need to enlist Fiance's help in making A, but only after I find B or C to make A with.

(This is starting to look like algebra.)

Ha!  It is.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on September 08, 2012 12:13:19 PM
Posting off of Jax's phone.

Back from the hospital, they kept me over for observation. Gonna catch a nap and get back to work sometime tomorrow. In the meantime, my mom's working on a craft for one of my days next to me. Because "it looked like so much fun, I want to help." Night guys. Love. <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 08, 2012 10:45:31 PM
Glad to see you back.
I have finished Jax's gift and I have Nubbin's to finish. Then I will work on your mom's. I keep changing my mind on what to make her.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 09, 2012 05:22:29 AM
I found _!!! It took two very slow, very detailed combings of Michael's, but I found it. When I found it, I actually stuck my tongue out at it because haha, it couldn't stay hidden from me! Today I get to turn it into something fun!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on September 09, 2012 09:32:08 AM
Checking in. Going to try and get the majority of my items done today and tomorrow.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 09, 2012 12:55:39 PM
Got a little crafting done today. I'm hoping to get more done this evening. I even finished something I've been working on for a while (little at a time). I picked up a few small "goodies" while in town today too :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 09, 2012 02:35:35 PM
I think I have a good handle on things- good enough that I'm hoping to send next weekend!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 09, 2012 02:42:10 PM
I think I have a good handle on things- good enough that I'm hoping to send next weekend!
Ooh, faster then me! I'm doing well and I picked up some more supplies this weekend but I've got several days totally done, several more in progress and supplies for a few others as well. It's coming along well though!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 09, 2012 03:52:10 PM
hey, just thought i'd pop in today...i havent crafted for the last few days, but Im going to town in a couple of days and Im gonna look at the halloween stuff thats been put out. Hopefully I'll find a couple of things i can add into my package. I need a supply for one more thing Im making to finish everything up.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on September 10, 2012 10:03:40 AM
Having a small break for a couple of days to finish my monster swap package  :o


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 10, 2012 10:12:12 AM
Things are moving along well for me.  I do need to take an inventory of everything that has been completed though....I may have lots more than I thought after all the shopping I did over the weekend :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 10, 2012 11:24:19 AM
I am definitely sending early. I actually have way more than I thought and just have to put the finishing touches on my most favorite item!

I figure if I send early, they can enjoy it all longer. YAY!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 10, 2012 12:52:11 PM
I agree with the longer time to enjoy. I am not ready to send yet though. I faced a design flaw but I think I have figured a better way now.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 10, 2012 04:53:10 PM
I was up until about 3am last night working on an item. But I LOVE it!!! It came out so awesome. Even Love said it was really great. I'm so excited by it. ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 10, 2012 05:20:50 PM
Well I got a compliment (I think) on one item today. Something that I finished was on the counter today and my 13 year old who likes nothing picked it up and said "This is awesome! Can you make me one?" Score!! I always wonder if the things I make look okay or if I'm looking at them with rose colored glasses.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 10, 2012 06:14:05 PM
Weekly Check in.
The send out date is starting to get closer. If everyone could please just give a quick update on your status and if you are on track for the 30th of Sept.

Status. Moving right along. I have like 2 more items to complete and than I will be ready to wrap up and ship out.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 10, 2012 06:32:40 PM
The same two items since I last posted still to make then tagging and wrapping etc.  Hoping this weekend finds me finished and ready to ship!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 10, 2012 06:59:28 PM
I think I'm still on track...I'm working the ____, which I hope to wrap this week. Then I need to find the ____ I bought so I can finish the container. And I'm trying to get DH to give me one of his old __ but he went to bed early with a migraine. :/


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 10, 2012 09:03:01 PM
Happy belated birthday to those who recently celebrated! I took too many holidays this summer and am having a hard time getting back on track. I am going to devote an entire day this week to the SWAP! Can't wait...

Aw, yeah!

Also Happy Belated Birthday to all, you'd think this was a September Birthday Swap! Maybe early exposure to Halloween caused you to imprint of the holiday and join this swap?

ETA: In terms of an update, I've already sent, and my partner has received, but my status isn't listed accurately in the gallery. I should be blue for sent and Alliekat914 should be green for received.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 10, 2012 09:31:10 PM
So, I have 5 days entirely completed, 3 mostly done, 1 day to buy, 2 days that I have ideas for, and 1 final still to plan.

I'll have no problem sending out on time.  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 10, 2012 11:46:59 PM
I have 9 days done but not wrapped. Part of the tenth day slipped from my hands as I was rotating it, but the replacement should be ready tomorrow. I have one day in the works. I have two more days to make.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on September 11, 2012 12:12:06 AM
I agree with the longer time to enjoy. I am not ready to send yet though. I faced a design flaw but I think I have figured a better way now.
I had a design flaw,also.I used the wrong glue and it fell apart the next day.I shall not give up.My partner is awesome and deserves my best.I just need to get the right damn glue ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on September 11, 2012 05:46:36 AM
I have 1 more item to make and it's half done. Then need to buy treats and a couple more extras.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 11, 2012 06:03:10 AM
I have six days totally done, two half-done, and five that I just need another material in order to finish. And I have a few extras, too! I will be sending on time, barring any ridiculously unforeseen circumstances!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 11, 2012 08:49:19 AM
Six days done. Supplies on hand/in progress for four more. Need to get some store bought items to help fill in the rest. I've been working on all the handmade items first. (For which, there will be a vast majority!)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 11, 2012 08:54:57 AM
I have 5 or 6 days totally finished and most other days partially finished. I need to buy some more goodies and extras but I feel like I'm on track.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 11, 2012 09:27:50 AM
Gathered up everything last night and I have 6 days completely done, have the candy purchased, and have started working on my last few crafted items.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on September 11, 2012 10:36:34 AM
I am quite pleased with what I made so far. And very relieved that there are others that also "only" made 6 items so far. Felt quite behind before.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on September 12, 2012 04:29:29 AM
Like my partner, I've got half of one item left. I need real sit down time to do it though so I'll probably take it to my parents' to finish it this weekend. I think the box could use a few more treats plus I didn't get enough wrapping paper. (Also, the only wrapping paper at the store in an appropriate color when I bought it looks silly when you wrap anything in it. I may re-wrap or it may just look silly because 'it's just the wrapping paper'. I dunno yet.)

I'll send on time.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 12, 2012 11:53:47 AM
PrimAtHeart is on vacation this week so I will answer for us both.

We are both down to just one last item and we will be ready to send.

YAY!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on September 12, 2012 01:33:28 PM
I am on track and will be ready to send out by September 30th, I feel bad though because my partner sent me my package weeks ago...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 12, 2012 02:55:58 PM
Ok!  I have 8 days done & wrapped - just need to add the tags.  I am half way done with another day - just need to get to the store to get two more ____.  I also found the ___ I was looking for.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 12, 2012 03:01:10 PM
I'm on track, too!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 12, 2012 04:04:50 PM
On track! Hoping to send this weekend. Super excited by phoenixfiredesigns' posts!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 13, 2012 08:54:34 AM
I have a total of 19 handmade projects. 7 are totally done, 4 are mostly done, and I have supplies for all the rest. I'm really excited to start finishing things up so I can pack them up and send them out!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on September 13, 2012 11:27:52 AM
My final item did not come out the way I wanted at all. So now to either redo it or come up with something else.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on September 13, 2012 12:03:56 PM
Hello everyone, just wanted to check in so you know that I am still alive.
I have been so busy creating and creating and I can not wait to ship my
items to my partner.
I am away on vacation and will be returning home Sunday.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and I will check in again when
I get home.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on September 13, 2012 02:12:10 PM
Im pretty sure I have three days left but im probably going to buy some store bought things to elaborate on the homemade items :) I just made ______ for the first time, it kind of went everywhere but the design of it is awesome (at least to me) so I am going to keep it the way it is and hopefully my partner will like it too :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 13, 2012 06:46:18 PM
OH I just had another idea! I'll get to work on it this weekend. I think I will have crafted things in all 13 days, and some bought goodies to go along with the crafted things. This swap is so fun!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 13, 2012 09:20:18 PM
I'm doing really good for my crafted items...I was supposed to go to the store today but I wasn't able to, but i did make another item so today wasn't a complete loss :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 14, 2012 10:20:38 AM
I am down to 3 maybe 4 crafted things to make.  I am hoping to get it all finished up this weekend so I can start taking pictures and wrapping.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on September 14, 2012 12:33:14 PM
I have it all done but three items but I am getting supplies for that this weekend. Then the wrapping! I am hoping..HOPING.., to send out next week since we are opening the 1st.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on September 14, 2012 12:38:04 PM
Has this quick insert photo thing always been here??


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 14, 2012 01:03:30 PM
Has this quick insert photo thing always been here??

Nope :) It's new and pretty awesome.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on September 14, 2012 01:06:21 PM
Ohhhhh.. I could be quite annoying with a feature like this.. MUUHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 14, 2012 01:12:22 PM
I am on track and will be ready to send out by September 30th, I feel bad though because my partner sent me my package weeks ago...

Yay! ;D I eagerly await receiving, then wistfully staring at, my package until October 19th. And don't you feel bad about me sending first, I'm just pathological like that.


ETA: The picture insert thing is amazing though right?! Have some black cats:


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 14, 2012 05:24:07 PM
Ohh that black cat picture is way cool.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 15, 2012 07:18:54 PM
we had our first sender. Yeah so exciting Cant wait to see the goods.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 16, 2012 05:03:13 AM
we had our first sender. Yeah so exciting Cant wait to see the goods.

Er, second sender. I sent way back on page 31, remember?  :P


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 16, 2012 07:40:49 AM
I just looked at all the things I've made, and I'm so much farther along than I thought.  Good!  I was starting to think I'd have to rush rush rush along all at once!  lol  But it looks like I just need to start getting things into "day groups", and start with the packaging and such.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 16, 2012 07:57:33 AM
Finished my container! I'm waiting for DH to take our small fry out this afternoon so I can finish off one more day.

I so want to sign up for several of these swaps going on right now but I want to make LO's costume and finish off some of my own projects...there are not enough hours in the day! Dang you addictive swaps!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on September 16, 2012 08:59:32 AM
Really cute kitties! Still plugging away........


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 16, 2012 09:40:57 AM
Went back and recounted days!  One day short bah!!!  >:(  Thought I was ready to wrap and tag.  :P  I have started and should finish my last project shortly so it looks like I will be wrapping and tagging.  ;D   Hum will it fit in 1 box or will it take 2?  :-\  So excited to get these goodies to my partner!!!!!!!!!! :-*



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 16, 2012 05:16:47 PM
I got all but one of the materials I need to finish! I also got the container today and it MIGHT fit everything. It'll be close.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 16, 2012 05:24:07 PM
I finished but am not super happy with my last item.  Back to the drawing board for 1 last thing, I will send this as part of day 1.  Managed to make my tags today and get paper to wrap, made my list of which order to tag them for opening!  Plus I will know what comes next each day.  My mind is not what it use to be.   Now to get pictures and start wrapping.  Should be sending this week!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 16, 2012 05:39:11 PM
I finished 6 smalls (maybe extra smalls if there is such a thing) that will all go in one day with something else I finished a couple weeks ago. I'm getting there :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 16, 2012 07:03:52 PM
Officially done crafting!  Love it when back up plan comes together so quick.  Will start wrapping tomorrow just to give my last item enough time to dry.

I may just get to mail on Tuesday!!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 17, 2012 12:10:56 AM
Finished crafting. I spent the day taking pictures and wrapping and I am only half done. I can't believe how slow I am at wrapping.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 17, 2012 09:58:43 AM
I only have one more thing to make and then need to figure out what to do regarding the "container" for the candy.  My original plan didn't work so well.  I am happy with all the items except one I am wishing I had painted a bit differently.  It's too late now since it's all assembled so I hope my partner still likes it.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on September 17, 2012 02:56:15 PM
Checking in, got all sorts of stuff all over the place!!! ;D work in progress, finished and other goodies!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on September 17, 2012 03:35:16 PM
I finished a project yesterday that I'm really happy with. Yay! One more thing to make and then I'm done.  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 17, 2012 03:35:40 PM
Wanted to send this weekend, then had a family emergency involving my husband, the emergency room, and two tubes of medical super glue. He's fine, thank goodness, but hanging out in the hospital took up quite a bit of time! Hopefully this week.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 17, 2012 05:57:40 PM
Had a moment of panic today where I thought the send date was the 20th! But I'm okay now. Getting another whole day's item done tonight. (I love the feeling of sitting down to make something and being done with it before I have to get up.)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 17, 2012 06:51:03 PM
Wanted to send this weekend, then had a family emergency involving my husband, the emergency room, and two tubes of medical super glue. He's fine, thank goodness, but hanging out in the hospital took up quite a bit of time! Hopefully this week.
Oh my word! Glad he's ok but that does not sound like a good time.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 17, 2012 07:26:08 PM
Wanted to send this weekend, then had a family emergency involving my husband, the emergency room, and two tubes of medical super glue. He's fine, thank goodness, but hanging out in the hospital took up quite a bit of time! Hopefully this week.

Oh no! That sucks, but I'm glad he's alright.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on September 17, 2012 08:04:49 PM
Hi guys, Iím just checking in. Just letting you know that I have a bit of health issues related to the car accident. I lifted something at work almost 2 weeks ago that caused an injury from the accident I didnít realize to rear up and send me to the hospital. Crafting had been halted but itís up again. Iím having some nerve issues in my hands, which is a pain, but my mom has been helping me, and she will help me finish any fine details. I probably wonít post much in the interim as typing is still not quite comfortable for me.

Seems like lots of hospital visits for people in this swap.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 17, 2012 08:36:59 PM
Oh no! I hope the injured and sick craftsters and their families get better soon.

I finished to wrap and send today. The tiny lady at the post office asked my husband to carry the big box to her cart. Now, I am very eager to see what you all created.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 17, 2012 09:59:54 PM
Finished another little something up.  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 18, 2012 06:44:24 AM
Too many injuries in this swap! I hope everyone id doing ok!

PrimAtHeart and I have a craft date tonight to make our "containers". We are almost ready to go! YAY!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 18, 2012 12:56:19 PM
Here's a little preview I whipped up for AllieKat914. It doesn't have everything I sent, but it has most of the highlights:


(I got the pumpkin texture here: http://desiraer.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Texture-Pumpkin-265005764 )


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 18, 2012 01:10:16 PM
Seems like lots of hospital visits for people in this swap.

No joke - I went to urgent care a few weeks ago & their radiologist followed up with me to say I might have a kidney stone.   :'(  So I'm waiting for my appointment to see about that...

Ooh Interrobam - how intriguing.  I want it & I have no idea what "it" all is!  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 18, 2012 01:38:56 PM
Seems like lots of hospital visits for people in this swap.

No joke - I went to urgent care a few weeks ago & their radiologist followed up with me to say I might have a kidney stone.   :'(  So I'm waiting for my appointment to see about that...

Ooh Interrobam - how intriguing.  I want it & I have no idea what "it" all is!  :)

Ugh, kidney stones are the worst  :( This kind of stuff (car crashes, shipping issues) is happening in my other swap as well. I guess it's just terrible luck.

Also, thanks! I tried to pic snippets that were neither too revealing nor too obscure, and I think I mostly succeeded.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on September 18, 2012 01:50:32 PM
Interrobam you have no idea how tempting it is to have my parcel and not be able to open it!!! Now I want to open it even more...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 18, 2012 01:58:06 PM
This just popped in my head. If I made some of my goodies (treats as in food) home made and send them Sept. 30th, they sit in the box until Oct. 19th. Hmmm That doesn't sound like a good idea. What's everyone else doing about that?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 18, 2012 04:11:40 PM
you could always write a note telling them to open them before then so they dont go bad...i dont think im sending homemade goodies so i wont have to worry about them going bad


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 18, 2012 04:47:49 PM
I sent store bought goodies according to my partner's wish. You could send them in a separate package or let your partner open it sooner.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 18, 2012 07:28:38 PM
Interrobam you have no idea how tempting it is to have my parcel and not be able to open it!!! Now I want to open it even more...

Muahaha! All part of my wicked Halloween plan.  ;)

This just popped in my head. If I made some of my goodies (treats as in food) home made and send them Sept. 30th, they sit in the box until Oct. 19th. Hmmm That doesn't sound like a good idea. What's everyone else doing about that?


Hm, I got store bought candy and made a type of candy that can keep for a really long time, specifically because of the delay. You could always pack them in a special parcel as an early Halloween treat? Or put a note to refrigerate/freeze the package they're in as soon as they arrive, depending on what you're making.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 18, 2012 07:34:33 PM
Spent 3 hrs wrapping and tagging, that includes fixing items in seperate boxes or containers, no touchy touchy or feely feely going on when these boxes arrive.  Plans are tomorrow after work to figure out how to use bigger boxes to pack for shipping!

Then hoping to get it all mailed on Thursday!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on September 18, 2012 10:32:01 PM
Checking in, got all sorts of stuff all over the place!!! ;D work in progress, finished and other goodies!!!
This is sooo me.I think it's part of the fun creative process.Now if I can just NOT panic. tee hee


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 19, 2012 03:47:53 AM
OH some good news. I ordered some "board game" flat rate boxes because my local PO didn't have them and one of my items wouldn't fit in any of the other boxes. Anyway, it fits!! I am going to be shipping 2 boxes. I think one day is going to fill this one box. *happy dance*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: legatostroke on September 19, 2012 04:18:27 AM
Shipping today :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on September 19, 2012 05:54:03 AM
I am just about finished my last item. But will have to wait until dh gets paid next week to ship.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 19, 2012 09:45:36 AM
finished one project on monday, should be working on another today. still need to make my container and buy candy. after that it's just a few final touches and getting everything packed up and shipped out.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on September 19, 2012 01:34:17 PM
Hey everyone. Finally back home and feeling better! No more fevers or anything, so I can play the catch up game on my last few days and hopefully still ship early! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 19, 2012 05:28:16 PM
Great news! I'm so relieved to see you back.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 19, 2012 06:01:40 PM
Just a quick reminder. Please message your group orgnaizer with the label, sent or received or Question. It will help me keep the board updated if you let me know you have received.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 19, 2012 07:51:17 PM
So excited!

What did everyone do to wrap their items? I individually wrapped and labeled each day in brown paper, and I also wrote a little couplet for each day. Although one day was two packages (for my partner's two neices) I cheated by only writing one couplet. Then I stuffed my container as best I could with them!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on September 19, 2012 10:10:52 PM
So excited!

What did everyone do to wrap their items? I individually wrapped and labeled each day in brown paper, and I also wrote a little couplet for each day. Although one day was two packages (for my partner's two neices) I cheated by only writing one couplet. Then I stuffed my container as best I could with them!


This is what I'm doing as well, I have two days left to finish :) very excited!! hopefully I will finish this week



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 20, 2012 03:00:31 AM
My packages are in the back seat of my car.  Gotta be thankful that the job provides me with a four door car they never would have fit in my 2 door sports car.  Headed to the post office sometime this morning.  Everything is wrapped and tagged separate so my partner can bust open the boxes and enjoy the wrapping for awhile.  I am going to be sending probably the slow way just to save on postage as there are two mega boxes headed her way!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 20, 2012 04:50:29 AM
What did everyone do to wrap their items?

Brown paper with some crafted tags


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 20, 2012 07:10:30 AM
I am patiently waiting for one item to be fully dry. It is really cool, but I had to go a little overboard because I didn't take certain things into consideration. Oops! However, I love it and I hope she does too!

Mom and I are almost ready to send!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on September 20, 2012 07:13:06 AM
I am finished!  But unfortunately I have to wait until Wed for money to ship.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 20, 2012 01:12:14 PM
Both boxes went out today I will send DCN  later tonight when I get home!!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on September 20, 2012 02:43:09 PM
Hmm I have just finished one not so small item and I am really really pleased with it, my friend tried to steal it but I spotted her and managed to get it back! I am hunting the interwebs looking for a particular item that I want/need for my next item but I keep getting distracted by stuff! Must concentrate and ignore the cute puppies  ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: AllyCatAria on September 21, 2012 11:10:48 AM
It's torture having this box of goodies from bunny1kenobi staring at me. I am exercising extreme restraint.

All of my days are most of the way done. Some of them require drying/setting time, which causes me to hop to the next one. I'm having a hard time staying within the small requirement. So there are definitely some items that are not considered small. It's been a bit of a pain having to take breaks to give my neck and hands a rest when I'm in the zone.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on September 21, 2012 11:40:16 AM
checking in.  my anticipated finishing date has past, so crossing fingers that I can get my pumpkins in a row this weekend.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 21, 2012 11:53:06 AM
Cackle and I are going to set a date to swap boxes next week.  I need to finish wrapping!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 21, 2012 11:53:32 AM
Made a trip to the craft store today (which is like the highlight of the month), and a few other stores. Got the last of the extra goodies, I think, and the last couple supplies I need. I will probably have to get some wrapping materials though.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 21, 2012 03:01:38 PM
I wasn't able to find what i wanted for the bag to put everything in, so i'm going to go to another store tomorrow to see if i can find what im looking for. i did however get restless and made another item, im not sure what day im going to stick it with yet but i like the way it turned out. I also got the candy and i'm very happy with the one i picked out it's nice and creepy for halloween lol. I might make some more stuff if the mood strikes me, but i have all my days done now.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 21, 2012 03:04:37 PM
Bunny1Kenobi and I have decided to try to meet up so I can give her all the Halloween goodies!  We only live about 30 minutes from each other and have crossed paths in so many other swaps it will be nice to finally meet in person!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 21, 2012 04:01:12 PM
There isn't a single thing in my days so far that's less than a medium. Everything's either been time-consuming or detailed to make in one way or another. LOL Oh well, I just got waaaaay into the crafting. I also had to make myself buy some store-bought stuff since I've been making like 90% crafted items. It's just been so much fun. Still need to finish up a few things and make my container. But I think I have all the supplies for the last few things on hand.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cackle on September 21, 2012 05:24:18 PM
Cackle and I are going to set a date to swap boxes next week.  I need to finish wrapping!


I've got one more thing to finish over the weekend and then the wrapping begins.......


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on September 21, 2012 07:37:10 PM
Hi everyone! Letting you know I am still alive and well.
This was so much fun. Now that the packaging ideas have been accomplished so all
I have left is to actually put each item in its proper package, place them in the box and get ready to send to my partner.
Not quite there yet but soon. Enjoy your crafting weekend!
Be back soon.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 22, 2012 03:46:57 AM
I am replying wayyy too much on this thread (just so excited about this swap). Anyway, I made something yesterday that just popped into my head a couple days ago. It was the easiest thing I think I have done, the fastest, and the least expensive and I think it's my favorite of everything. Isn't that crazy? I think I may wrap a few things today after work, and then craft a bit more. I'm pretty much done, except for a couple things that won't take long once I sit down and do it.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on September 22, 2012 10:08:17 AM
^ I love those sorts of crafts!

I wasn't quite so lucky - I'm seriously-super-majorly proud of a couple of my items but they, unfortunately, took every bit as long as they look like they did. Oh well. And I'm feeling good - I told myself the swap send outs were on the 20th and managed to convince myself enough that I got the majority done by that point. Not everything, but that's why I moved the date up. Now I just have a few more items and time to do them in. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 22, 2012 10:54:06 AM
I am hoping to finish crafting this weekend so I can finish wrapping and tagging over the week and send next weekend. That is the goal. I'm not feeling so hot today tho so we'll see.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 22, 2012 11:09:38 PM
I hope you already feel better, Donniesgirl.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on September 23, 2012 03:22:52 PM
one more item to go!!! ;D ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 23, 2012 06:25:51 PM
have to put a sealer on my final project and than ready to mail


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 23, 2012 06:39:04 PM
I just checked USPS and at least one box is just 1 state away from my partner.  Getting excited!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on September 24, 2012 02:39:24 AM
I'm slowly getting there. All those disturbances by life...sigh


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on September 24, 2012 09:39:54 AM
I'm with glamis ^. Slowly getting there. Still need to finish a couple of things, buy a few items, and package everything. I will be sending on the 1st.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 24, 2012 10:27:32 AM
USPS shows that WideEyedLife should be receiving at leastt one of her packages today!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 24, 2012 10:28:17 AM
I only have two more items to make.  Everything else has been photographed and wrapped.  I just need to finish these last two items wrap them, then label the packages.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 24, 2012 10:56:09 AM
I have one thing to finish and one thing to make (if my _ works... if not, I'll be borrowing the other one in the house) and everything else is wrapped up and ready to be on its way! I will probably ship on Thursday because every other day before the deadline is horribly inconvenient for me.  :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 24, 2012 01:30:12 PM
ooh right, i should probably take pictures of the things ive made lol...im glad i havent wrappy it up yet.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 24, 2012 01:45:58 PM
Bunny1Kenobi and I are planning on meeting up so I can give her the package.  It will be a few days after the send date but we will finally get to meet in person and she will have her package in hand ready to be opened!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 24, 2012 03:19:06 PM
Still here and alive. Ready to package and send. Gotta find time this week!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 24, 2012 05:22:20 PM
I hope you already feel better, Donniesgirl.

Thanks! I think I'm better now. I just need to finish one thing tonight (after little J goes to bed) and I'm done crafting. Then I'll wrap and tag this week so I can send this weekend. Yay!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 24, 2012 10:19:50 PM
USPS shows that WideEyedLife should be receiving at leastt one of her packages today!!!!!!!

Holy freaking cow!  One of two!!!  I got a GINORMOUS package today; it was so big that it wouldn't fit in the postman's vehicle (rural area; they use their own private vehicles here) with the other mail, so he delivered it on his way home from the post office once his vehicle was empty!  I am STUNNED!  It's huge!

I still haven't opened it yet.  Want to take pix and make sure I have a pet-free place to put things so they don't get ruined pre-open.

Holy cow!  I had no idea I would get so spoiled!  I hope my package (which will just be one box, with teenier items!) will be good enough!

Thanks so much, quaggy!   :o :o :o


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 25, 2012 03:01:00 AM
So glad the first box made it maybe #2 will be there today.   ;)  Happy to hear that your postman cares enough about swap packages to make the extra trip.   :-*  No worries about pre-opening.  Everything is in its on box, and wrapped pretty good.  The reason for such big boxes in shipping.  No worries about the package you are sending me, my eyes have gotten worse with age and I tend to craft bigger so I can see what I am crafting ;D  ( do open and enjoy the wrapping)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 25, 2012 03:45:21 AM
I put the finishing touches on a couple items yesterday. I think I have only two things to make and hopefully I can finish both today. I have taken pictures of my completed items. I think I will go through my wrapping supplies and start wrapping today also (or maybe tomorrow). Either way, I will be finished and the package will be going out by this weekend :) My swap partner is great; I hope she likes everything.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 25, 2012 04:39:08 AM
My swap partner is great; I hope she likes everything.

Aw shucks - mine too. I had no lack of things to craft but oh the decisions! :) I've gotta say I almost replaced one of the items when I saw the Katy Perry jewelry on J's board but I didn't have time to make polymer clay beads. Altho I looked to see if I could find premade beads this weekend (no luck)! ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 25, 2012 07:22:44 AM
PrimAtHeart and I did some packaging last night and we are almost ready to go! I will most likely be shipping Thursday evening/Friday at the latest. We are going to send them FedEx and my lovely partner should be expecting 2 boxes! (box #2 is a super mega surprise)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 25, 2012 08:13:54 AM
I'm excited for sendouts!  ;D

By the way, I realized this swap will be my 20th! Well, if you include Angeling.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on September 25, 2012 08:29:15 AM
Dang.. I made all smalls. I will apologize now for all my stuff fitting in one box.. I feel bad *L*



On a brighter note
Last thing complete.. candy got.. sending on Wednesday :) Wish my container was cooler like last year but I ran out of money.. stupid money *L*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on September 25, 2012 09:34:34 AM
My container is SO lame, but it's filled with lots of goodies.  I am happy I don't have to try to fit things in a box this year so I can wrap and not have to worry about things getting squished!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on September 25, 2012 11:23:23 AM
FINISHED!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

I just have to wrap, make some notes and send of course :) might send today but maybe tomorrow! So excited!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 25, 2012 04:43:12 PM
I put a picture of the two boxes I got from Quaggy into my goodies section of the gallery.   ;D  Haven't opened them yet...Gotta finish and send on my end yet!   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on September 25, 2012 05:37:10 PM
I put a picture of the two boxes I got from Quaggy into my goodies section of the gallery.   ;D  Haven't opened them yet...Gotta finish and send on my end yet!   ;D

Loving the cats perched on top of the boxes!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on September 26, 2012 01:33:10 AM
Darn, I screwed up the fiancť item. It was almost done.  :'(  Now I have to get new supplies and hurry up. And finish all the missing halfway done stuff.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 26, 2012 12:43:50 PM
Finished!  Now I just have to wrap & tag.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 26, 2012 01:45:30 PM
I needed another box so I grabbed one at work today, but it's too small. That means back to town tomorrow to grab a bigger one. Good news is I only have one tiny thing to do to one item. Hopefully I will get that done tonight. I've already started wrapping and taking pictures. Sending by Friday. So excited!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 26, 2012 03:08:29 PM
I picked up new supplies for my container today. Going with Plan B. Plan A was too ambitious for my subpar sewing skills and now we're going with something less likely to cause me to cry. ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 26, 2012 06:30:26 PM
All my stuff is done and wrapped!!! I have to fit it all into a box tomorrow morning and I'll ship on my way to work! YAY!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 27, 2012 06:30:02 AM
I have one thing I need to finish but it requires the oven. And since our A/C went out last night at 11pm and I'm waiting on maintenance to come out and fix it, I have to wait until the oven won't completely overwhelm the apartment before I can do it. LOL It may technically be autumn, but here in Florida, it's just summer, the extended edition. (9:30am and feels-like 84F/29C and will get to feels-like 99F/37C in a few hours!)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 27, 2012 08:14:08 AM
Augh!!! I forgot to bring everything to work today!!! Maybe I can convince Fiance to take a trip to the post office for me tomorrow, since my work hours coincide with the hours of every post office in the city...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on September 27, 2012 12:11:52 PM
Well partner, seems we work on the same schedule.
I packed my box last night and it will be going out tomorrow, FedEx.
I cant wait for you to get it and I really do hope you love everything.



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 27, 2012 02:37:39 PM
Packed up 11 days so far. Not enough room in my "container" so I am going to make a second. LOL (Is that cheating? ;) ) Also need to finish the oven item tonight and I'll be ready to ship out tomorrow! ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 28, 2012 09:02:02 AM
I'm all ready to ship.....and can't find a box big enough. D'oh! >:(


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 28, 2012 09:03:25 AM
I'm all ready to ship.....and can't find a box big enough. D'oh! >:(
I feel your pain on the box not being big enough, I had to run to the walmart and pick one up on my way to work yesterday. $1.50 for a nice large box. Now I will run to the ups before going to work today.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 28, 2012 11:35:07 AM
Well I was asked to post an update & it hasn't changed much from two days ago when I posted.  I plan to send tomorrow.  I kept a couple of my son's diaper boxes, so that shouldn't be an issue.   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on September 28, 2012 11:54:15 AM
Sent two days ago.. now the stressful part begins.. EEEG


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 28, 2012 01:46:54 PM
9lbs 10.4oz of Halloween goodness is now on it's way to pollyprissypants!  ;D ;D I am really pleased how it all came out and I'm SUPER excited for her to get it and be able to start unwrapping her goodies. I haven't done this large of a swap in awhile (and ironically, this is the "mini" version!!) but it was fun to have a couple months of on-going crafting and planning and such to keep me busy.

Here's a little teaser to tide my partner over until the package arrives!  ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 28, 2012 07:11:36 PM
ACK! I so totally CANNOT WAIT! Lookit my package, y'all, all magically packed up! ;D ;D ;D

I will be sending either tomorrow or Sunday (my post office has a kiosk).


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on September 28, 2012 09:13:15 PM
Thank you all in my group for checking in. Sometimes I get so busy at work that I overlook some of your post's. I also mailed today (Friday) to my partner Sederick. I cant wait for him to receive and I received from him today. Im so excitied my box is super heavy. I cant wait to see all the goodies.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on September 28, 2012 11:27:21 PM
Ugh,, half way through wrapping everything I realized I forgot to take pictures!!!!.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 29, 2012 06:41:29 AM
Sendout time is always super exciting (and stressful)! I'm glad I sent out weeks ago.

Although I keep forgetting that technically it's the 1st not the 30th (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411256.290).


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on September 29, 2012 09:19:19 AM
Hubby got the package sent today. I will have tracking info, etc when he gets home. Post office was closed despite it saying online it was open until noon today. He said it was 26 pounds  :o


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 29, 2012 09:50:14 AM
Sendout time is always super exciting (and stressful)! I'm glad I sent out weeks ago.

Although I keep forgetting that technically it's the 1st not the 30th (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411256.290).

If I don't send today will DEFINITELY be sending by the 1st.  Doing the finishing touches on the last few wrap-ups---a couple of notes, that kind of thing.  One more project to finish ______ing.  And then box it all up using my abundant stash of packing supplies...then OFF to the post office...WHEE!  :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on September 29, 2012 11:32:07 AM
I am so excited to start looking in the gallery! I shipped today for myself and Mom (PrimAtHeart). I think our partners will be very pleased. I used my 60lb Bulldog for scale. These boxes weighed 46lbs in total. Hahah



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 29, 2012 11:42:03 AM
Im sending out on monday but i have everything ready to go...Howdysailor those boxes look huge, my package is nowhere near that size.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 29, 2012 11:43:21 AM
Holy moly, what a huge delivery!  I'm happy my partner and I live in the same town.  I just had to drive over and drop them off.   :D  Can't wait to see the gallery fill.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 29, 2012 11:51:25 AM
Holy crap, HowdySailor!! :o :o And here I thought my nearly 10lb box was big! ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 29, 2012 01:21:14 PM
These giant packages are giving me so much swap anxiety! My package was only the size of those three-in-one cereal boxes.  :-[


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 29, 2012 05:43:01 PM
Well I thought I was set to send til I attempted to put my container in the box and it so doesn't fit...I'll go digging through the garage after my kid-o goes to sleep.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on September 29, 2012 05:53:24 PM
Maybe this swap should be renamed maxi swap?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on September 29, 2012 07:11:32 PM
I sent today!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on September 29, 2012 07:45:09 PM
Interrobam it isn't the size that counts! I can't wait to open my package... I am sending yours tomorrow!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on September 29, 2012 08:25:00 PM
Interrobam it isn't the size that counts! I can't wait to open my package... I am sending yours tomorrow!
My feelings exactly.It's the size of your heart in the giving not the size of the package.Still super excited for this


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 29, 2012 09:50:02 PM
I sent today!
Whoo hoo!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 30, 2012 07:08:00 AM
Interrobam it isn't the size that counts! I can't wait to open my package... I am sending yours tomorrow!

Aw, thanks. Also yay! I am already trying to calculate it's arrival time based on when my package got to you.

Seriously though with so many huge packages the gallery is going to be amazingly ginormous.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alliekat914 on September 30, 2012 08:52:49 AM
I sent this morning and they said 4 business days so it should be there before the end of the week!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on September 30, 2012 10:13:28 AM
Sent!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on September 30, 2012 10:22:53 AM
Purplepaisley and I are opening starting the 1st. Anyone else?


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on September 30, 2012 10:48:24 AM
cackle and I are also starting tomorrow.  eep!  So exciting!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 30, 2012 10:49:06 AM
Purplepaisley and I are opening starting the 1st. Anyone else?
My package won't arrive to it's destination by tomorrow, nor will hers to me but I'm open to starting earlier in general once they both arrive if my partner wants to.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on September 30, 2012 11:26:29 AM
I sent this morning and they said 4 business days so it should be there before the end of the week!

Awesome! ;D

Purplepaisley and I are opening starting the 1st. Anyone else?

Hm, my partner and I haven't talked about it, but I'm going to wait until the 19th. Must. Have. Willpower.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 30, 2012 02:46:53 PM
I haven't talked to my partner about opening early, but I'm sending tomorrow so I'm not even sure if she'll get it much earlier than the 19th. Since 4 of the days are crafted for her kids I wrote a note saying which ones are for them. I figure it might be best to give them their stuff all on the same day because some kids get sad when one gets a present and they don't.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on September 30, 2012 05:36:58 PM
The best part of some people opening the first and some the 19 is that we get a whole month of gallery :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on September 30, 2012 05:56:14 PM
I haven't talked to my partner about opening early, but I'm sending tomorrow so I'm not even sure if she'll get it much earlier than the 19th. Since 4 of the days are crafted for her kids I wrote a note saying which ones are for them. I figure it might be best to give them their stuff all on the same day because some kids get sad when one gets a present and they don't.

No worries, they are used to taking turns about things and learning about patience. I wrapped everything tonight and having to have the treat as #1 threw me off. I actually wanted #12 to be the first one because the less it is compressed the better. So if you want to swap your #1 and the #12 please do. Mailing it all out tomorrow.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on September 30, 2012 06:41:10 PM
i don't think i have the treat as number one lol i wrapped everything then put stickers with numbers on them, but they're kind random...im sure you'll be able to tell which one has the treats if you feel the packages(maybe i'll write TREATS on it), but they wont go bad so there's no harm in waiting. even the ones for the kids are out of order (i didnt think when i put the numbers on them lol)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on September 30, 2012 10:37:33 PM
So, finally have everything photoed, wrapped, boxed, and ready to ship.

Just need to print a shipping label, and off I go to the Post Office tomorrow.  Whew!  Big Job!

SO excited!   ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sweetyetevil on October 01, 2012 03:01:47 AM
Trying to find a box big enough was a challenge yesterday....I had to start dumping stuff out all over haha. Box will be in the mail after work today. My partner and I are in the same state so it should be there quickety quick!!!



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 01, 2012 10:03:52 AM
We are a few days past send outs and I have only received PM's from 3 people who have sent.  If you are in my group please PM me when you send and receive.  

Group 2 Lindyv321
missingwillow<------->cackle
Sweetyevil <--------->Thimbles71
Quaggy<------------->WideEyedLife
puplepaisley<--------->sederick
mousee23<-----------------------> cherrylime
tiffi_333 <------------------------>sparks
alexampersandra<----------------->primatheart
Alliekat914<----------->interrobam

On another note, Bunny1Kenobi and I are meeting up on Saturday so I can give her all her goodies. 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on October 01, 2012 10:56:23 AM
sent today. 3 kg.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 01, 2012 05:15:53 PM
Just a friendly reminder that send-outs were today at the latest. Please advise your organizers of your status. Thank you.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on October 01, 2012 07:25:51 PM
I messaged my organizer and partner to let them know i sent today :) i hope it doesnt take long to get to my partner.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 02, 2012 05:50:45 AM
I messaged PurplePaisley Saturday with tracking info.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 02, 2012 09:43:39 AM
I'm a gigantic slacker.  But, I'm still here.  And sending late.  ACK!  I hate sending late, but I'm apparently lacking in time management skills.  And somehow the send out date totally snuck up on me! 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: cadet120433 on October 02, 2012 02:31:21 PM
sent out yesterday!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on October 02, 2012 04:47:38 PM
Got my goodies from PurplePaisley. Pics over in the gallery!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 02, 2012 06:03:35 PM
My package from Primatheart arrived!!! Now it has to sit and wait for the 19th because we didn't arrange early opening. I'll have to distract myself with other swaps in the meantime...  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 02, 2012 06:18:34 PM
Wow, after seeing the gallery, I have MAJOR swap anxiety.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on October 02, 2012 07:18:05 PM
My package is on it's way! This was my biggest swap yet and it really forced me to be more organized in my crafting than I usually am. Hope my partner likes everything as much as I liked making it! And can't wait to see what she dreamed up. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 03, 2012 06:37:50 AM
I don't have to wait! Primatheart and I will be retroactively starting on the first! I already posted my first three packages in the gallery (and I have been SO UNBELIEVABLY spoiled!!! Already!)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 03, 2012 12:54:48 PM
Ok I peeked in the gallery & I apologize in advance to my partner for my lame wrapping with brown paper lol.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 03, 2012 01:10:55 PM
Ok I peeked in the gallery & I apologize in advance to my partner for my lame wrapping with brown paper lol.
Don't apologize. I used brown paper too! LOL


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on October 03, 2012 01:16:42 PM
Ok I peeked in the gallery & I apologize in advance to my partner for my lame wrapping with brown paper lol.
Don't apologize. I used brown paper too! LOL

Brown paper is the chic way to upcycle paper bags.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on October 03, 2012 01:54:56 PM
lol i used brown paper to wrap everything in too...i didnt have anything else so i figured why not? its not really the wrapping that matters.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: sparks on October 03, 2012 02:46:20 PM
lol, most of mine are wrapped with the paper bags too. Some of the small stuff isn't. And then had an idea on how I wanted to wrap the rest and changed it.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on October 03, 2012 02:47:55 PM
Mine is mostly wrapped with scrapbooking paper. Walmart had an excellent little kit thing for 97 cents


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on October 03, 2012 02:48:13 PM
My box was here when I got home today Woo hoo!  Now to pm wideeyedlife to see if we are going to begin opening.  The wrapping is so creative I love it!  Pictures soon!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Bunnie Boo on October 03, 2012 04:13:09 PM
I am confused  ??? (nothing new there!) but I thought we were opening the goodies from 19th Oct but in the gallery peeps have already started, did I miss a change in plans?

I have total swap anxiety! can't wait for Glamis to receive but also totally worried she won't like some of the things  ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 03, 2012 05:40:38 PM
I wrapped all mine in brown paper too! Ha!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on October 03, 2012 05:44:22 PM
I am very very excited to see that my partner is liking her goodies  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on October 03, 2012 05:47:07 PM
Quaggy and I started opening today.  YAY!  Such loads of goodies and fun!  :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mom2em on October 03, 2012 05:48:57 PM
I am trying to wait until the 19th to open my goodies lol.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on October 03, 2012 05:55:35 PM
What fun I am having! My partner sent me chocolate ghosts ( i love love love chocolate), a spectacular banner (going on the fireplace mantle)and a beautiful orange reusable bag. I am so happy with my treats. I even have pumpkin peeps and a pumpkin ice cube tray. So Cute!
Pictures being posted soon in the gallery.
Thank you so much Partner


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 03, 2012 06:32:49 PM
I am confused  ??? (nothing new there!) but I thought we were opening the goodies from 19th Oct but in the gallery peeps have already started, did I miss a change in plans?

I have total swap anxiety! can't wait for Glamis to receive but also totally worried she won't like some of the things  ::)

No, you didn't miss anything. Some partners decided to start opening early. :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on October 03, 2012 07:48:28 PM
NOT AGAIN. iF IT'S NOT ONE THING WITH ME IT'S ANOTHER.I sent this note to cherrylime
 >:(
Evidently there are more wrong ways than one to wrap your package for shipping. I have found two.They told me very nicely the second time how to bring it back correctly.So, tomorrow morning at 8:30 sharp I will return with a box that they will accept or so help me! :o


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: WideEyedLife on October 03, 2012 08:11:21 PM
NOT AGAIN. iF IT'S NOT ONE THING WITH ME IT'S ANOTHER.I sent this note to cherrylime
 >:(
Evidently there are more wrong ways than one to wrap your package for shipping. I have found two.They told me very nicely the second time how to bring it back correctly.So, tomorrow morning at 8:30 sharp I will return with a box that they will accept or so help me! :o

Oh, how frustrating!

I learned that you can't ship a box that says "Wine" on the side, even if there's no wine in it!  (Thus the random white papers taped on the side of your box, quaggy.)  Fortunately, small town, and the lady behind the counter donated me some paper and tape to cover the offending words with while her supervisor wasn't looking.  Was that possibly because I gave her a mini-book bookmark a couple of times ago?  And is that illegal bribery of a postal employee?  lol


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on October 04, 2012 03:25:59 AM
Too funny!  Here you have to magic marker over any writing on the outside of the box.  I have used the flat rate boxes and my postal workers have a keen eye or laser eyes if there is one teeny tiny bulge in it nope ya gotta take something out won't work!!!!!  Aaargh!  On another note I forgot todays package at home as I madly dashed to work at 4:30 AM.  Crap now I have to wait until tonight when I get off!!!!  Bummer I am so excited about opening!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Anubisheart on October 04, 2012 08:27:21 AM
Too funny!  Here you have to magic marker over any writing on the outside of the box.  I have used the flat rate boxes and my postal workers have a keen eye or laser eyes if there is one teeny tiny bulge in it nope ya gotta take something out won't work!!!!!  Aaargh!  On another note I forgot todays package at home as I madly dashed to work at 4:30 AM.  Crap now I have to wait until tonight when I get off!!!!  Bummer I am so excited about opening!

Really? The postal workers at my PO havent said anything, even when my package was bursting at the seams lol only held together by massive amounts of packing tape ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Cherrylime on October 04, 2012 09:58:43 AM
PO frustrations are the worst. :( It somehow seems like more a hassle to get to the PO than any other place and then to be told you violated an unspoken rule... grr.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 04, 2012 10:24:30 AM
All I gotta say is you would think with all the drama with the Post Office that they would be GRATEFUL we are even using them to ship packages!

I have heard from everyone in my group except for the person who is sending to me  ??? ???


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 04, 2012 05:53:24 PM
Received!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: mousee23 on October 04, 2012 06:22:30 PM
Sent. Packaged right and addressed right and with really nice postal workers.YAY


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 05, 2012 04:22:15 AM
Just checked tracking and I think I will get my package by tomorrow, possibly today, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 05, 2012 02:39:36 PM
Note for next time - October is still too hot to mail chocolate in the south.   ;)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 05, 2012 02:43:57 PM
My partner and I are opening tonight!!!

Donniesgirl....I hope the chocolate I send made it okay. You will know tomorrow I guess. I wasn't smart enough to use a ziplock :(


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on October 06, 2012 04:20:49 AM


I have total swap anxiety! can't wait for Glamis to receive but also totally worried she won't like some of the things  ::)

I think that is totally normal. And don't be afraid. I love everything well made!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 07, 2012 05:59:15 AM
I am so glad that I did this swap. I've opened 2 so far and I'm SO excited about both of my goodies! I do have swap anxiety though. My partner is mega talented.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: tiffi_333 on October 08, 2012 04:40:18 AM
Happy thanksgiving :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Glamis on October 08, 2012 11:51:56 AM
I received today. I picked it up at the neighbours and they said: We have a wild looking parcel for you.  (it is covered in stickers and stamps, posted a pic in the gallery)  :D
Now it is sitting there and starring at me. And it is even starring at me in the dark because there are glow-in-the-dark eye stickers on it    ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 08, 2012 02:09:12 PM
what an amazing start to the gallery for those of us who started opening on the 1st. everything is AMAZING!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 09, 2012 03:32:50 AM
I agree PurplePaisley, everything is fantastic! So many talented people here! I feel not worthy  ::)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on October 09, 2012 03:19:01 PM
I received today. I picked it up at the neighbours and they said: We have a wild looking parcel for you.  (it is covered in stickers and stamps, posted a pic in the gallery)  :D
Now it is sitting there and starring at me. And it is even starring at me in the dark because there are glow-in-the-dark eye stickers on it    ;D

That's hilarious that it still teases you in the dark!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 10, 2012 10:27:25 AM
ANGEL NEEDED !!!! WE are in the need of a possible "ANGEL". Our wonderful co-organizer has not received from her partner and her partner is not responding to pm's. We will give her until Monday (2 weeks) after the send out date. If she does not respond is their any swapper out there that would be willing to be an "ANGEL"? Even if we have 2 swappers to split the days that would be great. THat would cut down on shipping costs and craft expenses.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on October 10, 2012 10:38:01 AM
I would like to angel. If I am not the only one, that would be even better!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 10, 2012 10:40:30 AM
Here is a copy of my sign up info if that helps....  I appreciate anyone who volunteers :)

Any allergies?:
no
Any allergens in your house(eg smoke, pets, etc)?:
Cats & Dogs
Favorite (halloweeney) colors?:
I love purple and green the best but also enjoy classic Halloween colors
Any colors you don't like?:
For this swap no...

Favorite halloween creatures(eg ghost, witch,cats, etc)?:
Cats, bats, ghosts, Frankenstein, zombies, Jack Skellington & Zero
Favorite halloween symbols(eg pumpkins, candy corn, autumn)?:
Pumpkins, Candy Corn, the moon, skulls
Any symbols/halloween creatures you don't like?:
nope
Favorite candy or treat (doesnt have to be halloween related Wink)?:
I love Reese's peanut butter cups, chocolate & caramel, chocolate & marshmallow, Kit Kat, Dove Chocolate, Sweet & Salty
What kind of Halloween style do you like?(i.e cute, horror, traditional, vintage, etc)?:
I like a bit of everything but tend to go more with cute/traditional/vintage since my kiddos aren't really into the horror stuff
Does your family celebrate halloween?:
yes
Your favorite halloween/halloween related memory
Trick or Treating with my kids

Do you have any Favorite halloween related or spooky/scary  -
books?: Ummm I have some kids books that we read every year.  Not sure what they are at the moment though
movies?: Nightmare Before Christmas, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, I also enjoy horror movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and the older stuff.  Not the new gross out movies that are called horror these days!
tv shows?: The Walking Dead
any other kinds of these you really love but aren't particularly halloweenish?:
HARRY POTTER!!!! I guess it is somewhat halloweeny right???

Do you like jewellery: yes!
If so, what kinds you you like(eg hair things, necklaces, rings etc)?:
I like all jewelry but wear earrings, necklaces, & bracelets the most.  Copper, brass, & silver tone please
Do you have ear/lip/etc piercings?
Ears with no allergies to metals
Are you wearing a costume this year or having a party(your partner may make you something small for it if you ask nicely)?:
Yes we will be having a costume party.  I may dress as Harry Potter but am not sure.  I have a few ideas pinned.

Do you like items that can be used, items that are decorative, or both?:
Both
Anything you can think of that you might want or can suggest for your partner that they may make?:
I have an extensive Halloween Board on Pinterest and would love anything from it.
Anything you don't particularly need?:
I probably don't need anymore Halloween stuff but I can't resist!

Do you have any other people/pets who you may like to be included?:
My kids. Adia is 11 and Landon is 7.  They would be thrilled to have a day (or two) for them.
If so, so you want them to have there own day?: see above
And do they have any allergies?:
No
Anything else you can think of(remember the more info, and contact you have with your partner, the better the chances of having a good swap):
Any questions just ask!

do you have a wist, ravelry,  pinterest. etc?(place links below):
http://pinterest.com/lindyv321/halloween-wants/


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on October 10, 2012 10:46:14 AM
I would be available for a day or two if needed :)
Let me know


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 10, 2012 01:04:59 PM
I'd be happy to contribute a couple of days as well.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on October 10, 2012 02:16:29 PM
Same here!  Any other takers?  If this gets coordinated quickly and correctly, Lindy should have her stuff before Halloween! 


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 10, 2012 04:24:29 PM
Thanks guys!  I had to put in a ticket to the mods to see if we have to use one angel or can have multiple ones who can qualify for the angeling=friend of Craftster status.  Should hear back tomorrow :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 10, 2012 07:16:52 PM
My partner isn't MIA but my package from her is. :'( I'm so sad because the DC# isn't working and it seems to just be...lost in space somewhere.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Moriwen on October 10, 2012 10:52:04 PM
Lindy I'll pick up a couple days! I'll start tonight! :stalks pinterest!:


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 11, 2012 06:03:54 AM
Same here. I will do a couple days.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 11, 2012 06:42:14 AM
All right - I'm in.  I'll figure out what I'm making today.   :D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: MissingWillow on October 11, 2012 06:55:13 AM
Can someone please organize us thru a PM, copying our organizer?  That way we can discuss what we're making, how many days and get Lindy's address.  I'll start making something today.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 11, 2012 02:11:14 PM
My partner isn't MIA!!!! She has been found :)  I am so glad that I heard from her and that she is okay.  In fact I should actually be receiving my package today :)


Thanks to all who offered to angel for me just in case!  Craftsters really are the best bunch!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on October 11, 2012 02:22:40 PM
Oh man!! No9w I need to make the think I was going to make for you.. for me *L*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on October 11, 2012 04:01:38 PM
My partner isn't MIA but my package from her is. :'( I'm so sad because the DC# isn't working and it seems to just be...lost in space somewhere.

I'm so sad, too. I went to the post office, but they weren't much help. She told me that it will have to end up at my house or your house, but immediately followed that with, "But sometimes, stuff just gets lost."

INSERT BIGGEST FROWNY FACE IN AMERICA HERE. Having a lost package doesn't EVER seem like fun, but in a swap like this, where there's A LOT of stuff involved, it's super not fun. It's not like this was just a small or medium swap, or a five pointer, or something like that. Ugh. I'm just so.... BUMMED.



Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 11, 2012 04:25:12 PM
Oh man!! No9w I need to make the think I was going to make for you.. for me *L*

Well aren't you lucky then???? I swear I have pinned so many awesome things you made in this swap!  Ahhh there's always next year....

My partner isn't MIA but my package from her is. :'( I'm so sad because the DC# isn't working and it seems to just be...lost in space somewhere.

I'm so sad, too. I went to the post office, but they weren't much help. She told me that it will have to end up at my house or your house, but immediately followed that with, "But sometimes, stuff just gets lost."

INSERT BIGGEST FROWNY FACE IN AMERICA HERE. Having a lost package doesn't EVER seem like fun, but in a swap like this, where there's A LOT of stuff involved, it's super not fun. It's not like this was just a small or medium swap, or a five pointer, or something like that. Ugh. I'm just so.... BUMMED.



PFD you should call the post office with the DC#.  I have had them do research in the past to help locate a package.....


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on October 11, 2012 04:28:25 PM


My partner isn't MIA but my package from her is. :'( I'm so sad because the DC# isn't working and it seems to just be...lost in space somewhere.

I'm so sad, too. I went to the post office, but they weren't much help. She told me that it will have to end up at my house or your house, but immediately followed that with, "But sometimes, stuff just gets lost."

INSERT BIGGEST FROWNY FACE IN AMERICA HERE. Having a lost package doesn't EVER seem like fun, but in a swap like this, where there's A LOT of stuff involved, it's super not fun. It's not like this was just a small or medium swap, or a five pointer, or something like that. Ugh. I'm just so.... BUMMED.



PFD you should call the post office with the DC#.  I have had them do research in the past to help locate a package.....
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I went to the post office with the DC#, no luck.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 11, 2012 04:43:26 PM
INSERT BIGGEST FROWNY FACE IN AMERICA HERE. Having a lost package doesn't EVER seem like fun, but in a swap like this, where there's A LOT of stuff involved, it's super not fun. It's not like this was just a small or medium swap, or a five pointer, or something like that. Ugh. I'm just so.... BUMMED.
Oh I know. It's a huge swap for something to be lost in space somewhere!! I'd be devastated if mine had gone missing because I too put a lot into it and it was like 2 months of work. So I HOPE HOPE HOPE it shows up!!

PFD you should call the post office with the DC#.  I have had them do research in the past to help locate a package.....
Yeah unfortunately, it's not like it's missing somewhere in transit and we know it disappeared in X city; it just hasn't been scanned AT ALL by any post office so far. So we don't even know where it is.  :'(


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on October 11, 2012 04:55:48 PM
I hope the lost package finds its way to you. it's probably a big box, i wonder how it can disappear...


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on October 11, 2012 06:38:20 PM
I hope your lost package finds its way to you. Do we provide angels for lost packages? Because I could definitely kick in a day or two if you still need the help.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 11, 2012 07:10:58 PM
I hope your lost package finds its way to you. Do we provide angels for lost packages? Because I could definitely kick in a day or two if you still need the help.

Yes they do that although I hope the original turns up - such a big swap to go missing!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Thimbles71 on October 12, 2012 09:09:48 AM
The package I sent is out for delivery today!  I'm so excited!  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 13, 2012 06:49:32 PM
Everyone who decided to open starting on the 1st. I will update feedback on Sunday .
Please make sure all 13 days are in the gallery. Thank you


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: quaggy on October 14, 2012 05:40:57 AM
Everyone who decided to open starting on the 1st. I will update feedback on Sunday .
Please make sure all 13 days are in the gallery. Thank you

You are the best!  Thanks for organizing this fantastic swap.  I will be back next year!!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: donniesgirl on October 15, 2012 08:30:37 AM
This was a really fun one.  A big swap, but probably because I had trouble sticking to the "small" sometimes lol.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 15, 2012 08:59:21 AM
My camera has batteries again! I will post my last few photos tonight when I get home from work. Primatheart is an incredible partner who really spoiled me!!! Thank you so much!!! And what a fun swap; I already miss having something to open every day.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on October 15, 2012 11:56:00 AM
My camera has batteries again! I will post my last few photos tonight when I get home from work. Primatheart is an incredible partner who really spoiled me!!! Thank you so much!!! And what a fun swap; I already miss having something to open every day.

My mom seriously loved everything you made. Thanks so much for making this such a wonderful swap for her! <3


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 15, 2012 12:24:37 PM
Everyone in my group has sent and received so I have begun doing feedback for those in my group who have finished posting photos of their packages.  If you should have feedback but don't please let me know :)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 15, 2012 02:54:47 PM
Hi all,
We have a missing package, and cant track it down. Do I have a few swappers that would be willing to help out so we can fullfill the swap for phoneixfiredesings? Anyone interested please pm me with the days you are willing to fullfill and I will pm you the questionaire.
Tonya


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 15, 2012 02:58:49 PM
Hi all,
We have a missing package, and cant track it down. Do I have a few swappers that would be willing to help out so we can fullfill the swap for phoneixfiredesings? Anyone interested please pm me with the days you are willing to fullfill and I will pm you the questionaire.
Tonya
Hold the phone!! Just when I was giving up hope, I think it might be here. Or, well, at the post office anyway. I won't know until tomorrow because the replacement mailman (my main guy, Earl, who's AWESOMSAUCE is out recovering from knee surgery.) So the idiot replacement didn't leave it with the apartment office like he's supposed to and instead just left a note saying I have a package waiting. The DC# seems to show that my MIA package is "out for delivery" so...I think that the thing he didn't deliver to me today is it!! I'll know tomorrow since it's too late today to get it now.

*fingers crossed for a happy ending after all!!*


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 15, 2012 03:00:14 PM
fingers and toes crossed


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Momof2! on October 15, 2012 03:24:00 PM
Great news! Well, hopefully great news. Having such a big package lost would really suck for sender and recipient.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on October 15, 2012 05:10:06 PM
Alexampersandra made so many wonderful gifts for me.
I love every single item and have been using and displaying them all.
My daughter will be posting all my items so everyone can enjoy and see
her talent.
Thank you again for everything and i had so much fun!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 15, 2012 05:35:13 PM
Alexampersandra made so many wonderful gifts for me.
I love every single item and have been using and displaying them all.
My daughter will be posting all my items so everyone can enjoy and see
her talent.
Thank you again for everything and i had so much fun!

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything so much!!!

I forgot to mention it, but the tin was my first altered tin, and the earrings were the first time I've ever made a piece of jewelry without ANY help from Fiance (other than "hey where are your pliers?") so I was very proud of both of them  :D

I'm about to post the rest of my photos (which I keep interrupting to eat more gummy worms... YUM)


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PrimAtHeart on October 16, 2012 05:30:28 AM
The tin and the earrings are absolutely amazing. You did a wonderful job and again
I thank you for everything.
I had such a wonderful time being your partner.
It certainly was a pleasure sharing with you.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on October 16, 2012 01:42:37 PM
Hi all,
We have a missing package, and cant track it down. Do I have a few swappers that would be willing to help out so we can fullfill the swap for phoneixfiredesings? Anyone interested please pm me with the days you are willing to fullfill and I will pm you the questionaire.
Tonya
Hold the phone!! Just when I was giving up hope, I think it might be here. Or, well, at the post office anyway. I won't know until tomorrow because the replacement mailman (my main guy, Earl, who's AWESOMSAUCE is out recovering from knee surgery.) So the idiot replacement didn't leave it with the apartment office like he's supposed to and instead just left a note saying I have a package waiting. The DC# seems to show that my MIA package is "out for delivery" so...I think that the thing he didn't deliver to me today is it!! I'll know tomorrow since it's too late today to get it now.

*fingers crossed for a happy ending after all!!*

This is such a suspenseful swap!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 16, 2012 02:26:02 PM
This is such a suspenseful swap!
I HAVE THE PACKAGE!!  ;D :D ;D :D ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: pollyprissypants on October 16, 2012 03:32:49 PM
This is such a suspenseful swap!
I HAVE THE PACKAGE!!  ;D :D ;D :D ;D


YYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two weeks and three days later, it has arrived. Lesson learned- parcel post=no no!

I AM SO RELIEVED IT MADE IT!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Interrobam on October 16, 2012 04:40:38 PM
This is such a suspenseful swap!
I HAVE THE PACKAGE!!  ;D :D ;D :D ;D

HUZZAH!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 16, 2012 05:55:55 PM
Hooray for the arrival of the long-awaited, much-anticipated package!!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: yoopidou on October 16, 2012 06:28:23 PM
Now, I am impatient to see what is inside.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 16, 2012 08:41:46 PM
Now, I am impatient to see what is inside.
I posted day one just now!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: whatthepuck on October 17, 2012 10:12:32 AM
I'm so glad it arrived. I would have been heartbroken if my partner hadn't received her package.


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: HowdySailor on October 17, 2012 06:13:20 PM
I'm so glad it arrived. I would have been heartbroken if my partner hadn't received her package.

I got it! I got it! And now I CAN'T wait to tear into it!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on October 30, 2012 01:17:51 PM
Thanks everyone for making this a flake free swap!  It does seem that some people haven't posted photos of all their gifts as of yet.  I will check back tomorrow and if you haven't done so by then it will be reflected in your feedback.....

Happy Haunting!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: Sederick on October 30, 2012 02:04:27 PM
Thanks to everyone who participated and hosted YAY. Have a good day tomorrow and see you next year!!


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: PurplePaisley on October 30, 2012 07:47:16 PM
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!! Thank you for making my first organized swap succesfull


Title: Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12)
Post by: lindyv321 on June 26, 2013 01:01:47 PM
I have posted sign ups to this years swap if anyone is interested
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424942.msg5057022#msg5057022