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Title: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on December 29, 2012 02:41:43 PM


Swap name: Monthly Odd Holidays - January/February
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: crazyda79
Sign-up date range: Dec 29 - Jan 6    
Date to send item by: Jan 26th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
Additional Age requirement? 16

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 yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Did you know that each month is dedicated to something... unusual? National Polka Music Month, National Egg Month, National bath Safety Month, National Tie Month!  There are weeks dedicated to Root Canal Awareness, Meat, and Waffles! Did you know that each month has "odd" holidays - the ones that not many people know about or celebrate?  There's a Measure Your Feet Day! National Don't Step on a Bee Day! Rubber Duckie Day! INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY!!! Public Sleeping Day!

This swap is to celebrate those unknown or unusual holidays. Each swapper will choose 3 holidays from the lists provided for JANUARY and choose 6 holidays from the lists provided for FEBRUARY. Each partner will choose from those 9 holidays and craft 1 small item for JANUARY and 3 small items for FEBRUARY for their partner. A small item is defined as: by time-2 or less hours; by size-earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, magnets; by price-$10 or less.
Packages MUST have a DC#. Shipping priority is suggested but not a requirement.

In order for this to be a monthly swap we MUST have a fast turn around time. Due to the fast turn around time, the organizer reserves the right to not add someone to the swap if there has been a documented history of repeated late sending. Please do not sign up for this swap unless you are prepared to send on time, if not early, and post pictures as soon as your package arrives. When PMing the organizer please start pms with the following:  MOH Feb Sign up, MOH Feb Question, MOH Feb Sent, or MOH Feb Received.

Lists of Odd Holidays:
http://www.brownielocks.com/month2.html
http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm
http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/weird_holidays.html
http://www.wellcat.com/holiday.html

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Monthy Odd Holidays - January/February
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Take a look at the lists at the above sites for the month of JANUARY/FEBRUARY. Please pick 3 holidays for JANUARY and 6 holidays for FEBRUARY that you will be celebrating/are interested in. There are holidays for the month, for a week, or for a particular day. Feel free to chose any type of holiday. Some holidays may be deemed as distasteful to someone. Some holidays may have religious/political connotations for someone. Please be aware of this when choosing your holidays.
1.
2.
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3.
4.
5.
6.

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (dogs, cats, smoke, ect.)?
Anything that you really don't want to receive?
Anything that you'd really, really, really love to receive?
Do you have a wist?
Any other websites that your partner may find useful for stalking you?
Anything else that you want your partner to know?

After being partnered:
Please understand that there are holidays that you may find distasteful or that may have religious/political connotations for you. You have 9 holidays to chose from for crafting 4 items.  The organizer does not have the time or mental faculties to look through each holiday and determine if "most" people would find that holiday offensive in any way. If you don't like a holiday your partner chose, then don't craft for it ;)




IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Participants
1. crazyda79  USA
2. Eclectic Dreamer  USA
3. mom2em  USA
4. mini_mum  England
5. leighi123  USA
6. jexxican  USA
7. whenindoubtsew  Australia
8. Onyxnox  Canada
9. ollieorange  USA
10. ChameleonHound  USA
11. gala_apples  Canada


PARTNERS
gala_apples<-->Onyxnox
jexxican<-->ChameleonHound
ollieorange<-->Eclectic Dreamer
leighi123<-->mom2em
whenindoubtsew-->mini_mum-->crazyda79-->whenindoubtsew


GALLERYhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419410.new#new



Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 29, 2012 04:56:14 PM
This seems a little odd to me. Why more February than January? Why not the same amount? Why not the other months, or are you planning to keep this going?

I *do* love the unusual holidays :) I often celebrate them and share with the world. I even created my own once: National Striped Shirt Day. My friend was depressed and wanted a reason to party, so I created a reason. Then went to work telling everyone "Happy Striped Shirt Day!"... funny thing is they all joined in as if they knew exactly what I was talking about. Except the Asst Mgr who was upset nobody told her. Her b/f even acted like he knew all about it.  When I finally told her I made it up on my way to work, she was p/o'd. Thought we were ganging up to play a practical joke on her. I truly never expected everyone to run with it!

I'm just not quite understanding the swap... I hope you can answer my questions and I can decide. :)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mama24boyz on December 29, 2012 05:33:55 PM
I think she did less for January because we're almost there and sendouts are at the end of January, so we'll miss most of the days.  It sounds from the description that crazyda plans on this being a monthly swap too.  It sounds so interesting!! Too bad I have no spots, maybe the next round!!!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on December 29, 2012 06:06:37 PM
I think she did less for January because we're almost there and sendouts are at the end of January, so we'll miss most of the days.  It sounds from the description that crazyda plans on this being a monthly swap too. 

Yes, this!!  We did several rounds of this in 2010 but January was left out.  I figured this time around, I would include January even though the month will practically be over when sendouts come up.  Every month after this, will just be one month at the 3 small items per month.  I just did not want to leave out January.

Here is the link to the last swap round October which has links to all the other months.  Hope this helps to clarify things.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358160.msg4194515#msg4194515

Hope you come join us in this swap!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 30, 2012 01:41:47 AM
Dang it! I'm in ... LOL. Apple and Apricot month? Bath Safety awareness month? I actually haven't gotten further than those, but ... sigh! I can't say no :) It's too fun.

I just finished organizing a swap myself, and my brain hurts now, so I'm going to bed. Will figure out the questionnaire and send it in tomorrow sometime :) Um... rather, today. It's 2am.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: llisaredd on December 30, 2012 01:27:47 PM
So glad to see this going again! I hope I'm able to sign up in the summer or maybe sooner :)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mom2em on December 30, 2012 05:46:26 PM
This sounds like fun!  I'm working on choosing my hoildays now!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on December 31, 2012 01:51:26 AM
Whoever I get partnered with... I hope picks "Bath Safety Awareness Month"... I really want to craft for that LOL.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: thehappycrochetchic on December 31, 2012 09:21:28 AM
I am thinking about joining, I think this would be a blast to craft for as some of the holidays seem a little wacky!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: edelC on January 01, 2013 07:51:50 AM
I am still a little confused about how this works, do you have to stay in the swap all year, or sign up on a two monthly basis, do you retain the same partner, or get a new partner each month??



Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 01, 2013 10:52:35 AM
edelC: This is just a one-time swap, making items for Jan/Feb unofficial holidays. There will be new one-time swaps set up later if the organizer (or others) choose to. At least that's how I read it.



Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 01, 2013 12:31:23 PM
I am still a little confused about how this works, do you have to stay in the swap all year, or sign up on a two monthly basis, do you retain the same partner, or get a new partner each month??



This is a one time swap. It is a once a month swap which I hope to be able to keep up for the whole year.  There will be a new partner each month.  This one covers two months of odd holidays since I wanted to cover all of them this year and January would have missed out.  I hope this helps!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mini_mum on January 01, 2013 02:32:26 PM
this looks fun :D

Eclectic Dreamer - does 'Read in the Bath' day tempt? Seems far more fun to me than bath safety  ???  ;D

Doing ?aire now.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Sylvanna on January 01, 2013 02:57:19 PM
I'm really tempted by this swap, such a fun theme! My mind is also blown by the awesome holidays I've been missing out on...time to rectify that and get celebrating  ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 01, 2013 03:54:00 PM
Hmmmm - some of those "holidays" sound fun - National Hot Tea month???  I may have to keep this in mind.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 01, 2013 07:38:57 PM
mini_mum: As a bibliophile, yes, "read in the bath day" tempts too :) Though bath safety makes me laugh. I almost put both on my list, but Read in the bath just makes me sigh and wish I had a better tub. I grew up with claw foot tubs; I'm now in an apartment with a standard tub. It just doesn't work the same.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: leighi123 on January 01, 2013 09:30:09 PM
I did the MOH swaps when they were around a while ago. Its fun because there are many weird holidays to pick from and they can be interpreted different ways. They can be really fun to craft for!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: edelC on January 02, 2013 03:24:42 AM
oh I am tempted, but Jan is going to be a hectic month for me...pondering...


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: jexxican on January 02, 2013 07:51:13 AM
YES! I almost missed this! HOW did I almost miss this? I organized the last one in 2010 and I've been making the calenders ever since. I just finished compiling the calenders for Jan - June 2013. I am so excited! I am contemplating starting blogging our MOH (Monthly Odd Hansens? Eh? Eh?) adventures. Love it! There was a thread on the swap theme ideas board you should post the link for this in.

ETA: If anyone wants the calenders I made up shoot me a message with your email and I'll send it to you. I'll see if I can get it uploaded on like Google Docs or something for everyone, too.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: jexxican on January 02, 2013 08:04:25 AM
Double reply, at the risk of sounding a little over excited:
What holidays did everyone pick? Here's what I sent in:
1. Jan 31 - Inspire your heart with art Day
2. Jan 24 - Peanut butter day
3. Jan 22 - Talk like a grizzled prospector day

1. Feb 4 - Thank a mailman day
2. Feb 10 - Be electrific Day
3. Feb 11 - Make a friend Day
4. Feb 17 - Random acts of kindness Day
5. Feb 26 - Tell a fairy tale Day
6. Feb 7 - Send a card to a friend Day


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: LimeRiot on January 02, 2013 11:39:59 AM
It's great to see this swap back in rotation! I participated in several of the original rounds and it was SO fun! It's really neat to see all of the clever ways the holidays are interpreted.

I can't join this month but I'll definitely be in for a later round!

Have fun!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mini_mum on January 02, 2013 03:35:08 PM
Double reply, at the risk of sounding a little over excited:
What holidays did everyone pick? Here's what I sent in:
1. Jan 31 - Inspire your heart with art Day
2. Jan 24 - Peanut butter day
3. Jan 22 - Talk like a grizzled prospector day

1. Feb 4 - Thank a mailman day
2. Feb 10 - Be electrific Day
3. Feb 11 - Make a friend Day
4. Feb 17 - Random acts of kindness Day
5. Feb 26 - Tell a fairy tale Day
6. Feb 7 - Send a card to a friend Day

Cool - we choose some of the same ones :)

1. Appreciate a Dragon day (16th) (friendly ones only please - think Toothless or the dragons from Anne McCafferys' Pern books rather than Smaug!)
2. Burns Night  (25th)
3. Inspire your heart with art day (31st)

1. National Weddings Month (Our anniversary is 29th Feb - yes I did mean 29th!!)
2. Read in the bathtub day (9th)
3. National Kite Flying day (I know I'm in UK, but who can resist flying kites?) (9th, some sites say 8th)
4. Random Acts of Kindness Day (17th)
5. Tell a Fairy Tale Day (26th)
6. Polar Bear Day (27th)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 02, 2013 06:42:52 PM
Here's the list I sent in

January:
1.  Apples and Apricots Month
2. Jan 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day. I’m not into squirrels, but my “adopted daughter” (the wisest 21 yr old EVER!) is crazy about them…
3. Jan 8: Argyle Day

February:
1. Library Lovers Month
2. National Mend a Broken Heart Month
3. International Quirkyalone Day Feb 14th (Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I’m so doing this. http://quirkyalone.net/qa/iqd.php)
4. Peace Corps Week (Feb 25 – 3/3)
5. Feb 9: Read in the Bathtub Day
6. Extraterrestrial Culture/Awareness Day: Feb 12th (2nd Tues of Feb)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 02, 2013 09:35:07 PM
Hmmmm - filling out questionnaire now



Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: bambam91 on January 02, 2013 11:45:01 PM
Don't forget Australia day (26/01)

Chuck some shrimp (we actually call it prawns) on the barbie


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ollieorange on January 03, 2013 06:44:04 PM
I sent in my questionnaire. My list is:
January
1. National hot tea month
2.  Get organized month
3.  International brain teasers month
February:
1.  National mend a broken heart month
2.  Beans (dried and fresh) month
3.  Sweet potato month
4.  Random acts of kindness week (10-16)
5.  National cherry month
6.  National bird feeding month


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 03, 2013 09:44:07 PM
I am in love with the idea of National Hot Tea month, and J. R. R. Tolkien day!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 04, 2013 01:58:03 AM
****ORGANIZER'S NOTE****

I noticed that the questionnaire did not mention anything about sending to a country other than your own and since we have several people from other countries who have signed up, I need to know who will be willing to ship to another country.  Please let me know.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: whenindoubtsew on January 04, 2013 03:49:33 AM
Everyone has chosen some awesome days. I am jealous I didn't look hard enough in my search and see some of them - extraterrestrial awareness day!! Appreciate a dragon day!! and Tolkien day - oh my - can't wait to see these crafts

Here's what I sent in  :D

january
Theasuarus day - I love words
Penguin awareness day - cute
Dance Day - think Napoleon Dynamite

February
Groundhog day
Love Your Pet Day - we have 2 small puppies - Rosie and Rocket
National Pistachio Day - love 'em
Tell A fairytale Day - love Once Upon a Time & Grimm and the resurgence of fairytales
Quirky Alone Day - being an introvert
Ferris Wheel Day


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ollieorange on January 04, 2013 05:28:36 PM
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/158600

Here's a little something for anyone who is celebrating National Trivia Day


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 05, 2013 09:17:46 AM
Just sent my questionnaire in! It's been a while since I swapped, but I'm pretty darn excited.
Here's my list:

January:
1. Someday We'll Laugh About This Week (2-8)
2. Houseplant Appreciation Day (10)
3. Appreciate A Dragon Day (16)
4. Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day (24)
(Sorry, I couldn't choose between them to narrow it down to 3!)

February:
1. National bird feeding month (Note: I don't have a bird feeder, since my housing is only temporary)
2. Library Lover's Month
3. World Nutella Day (5)
4. Cow Milked While Flying IN An Airplane Day (18)
5. Pluto Day (18)
6. Carnival Day (26)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (Sign-ups 12/29-1/6; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 06, 2013 11:49:07 AM
Found my list :D

1.  National Hot Tea Month
2.  J. R. R. Tolkien Day
3.  Meat Week (this one's for DH)

1.  Spunky Old Broad's month
2.  World Nutella Day
3.  Chinese New Year
4.  Read in the tub day
5.  Chocolate mint day
6.  Love your pet day

It was very hard to narrow it down - so many others I want to celebrate - like the appreciate dragon day...


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 06, 2013 03:07:31 PM
***ORGANIZER NOTE***


Last day to sign up.  If you are on the fence, get in now.  Sign-ups will close at 7pm PST.  Also, if you are in the swap and have not let me know about international shipping, please do so now.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mini_mum on January 07, 2013 11:27:20 AM
Bother!! Just discovered that 8th Feb is National Doodle Day!!

(can I change my ?aire  ???)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 07, 2013 06:42:46 PM
Partners are done and questionnaires are sent.  If you did not get one, let me know.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 07, 2013 07:19:41 PM
Thanks - I just pm'd my partner - we've swapped before :D !


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mom2em on January 07, 2013 07:26:30 PM
Yay for partners!  I know one thing I'm going to make!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 09, 2013 01:38:13 AM
Still in the planning stage but think I have a few ideas so far!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mini_mum on January 10, 2013 03:13:27 AM
Had a moment of blind panic when I got my partners details, but then I breathed, went away, came back and had another look and I'm about 75% sure I know what I'm doing :)

Even better - got one item 80% done last night - just needs tweaking and printing (fingers crossed the printer plays ball this time), got another one about 40% done (utilising left-over/extra bits from previous swap project - yeah for keeping extras). Just waiting on some answers to a heap of questions then I can get crafting :)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: jexxican on January 10, 2013 07:06:35 AM
The Odd holidays helped me choose what to do in another swap, yay!
So far I have 2 things for one holiday and ideas for more. Hm, Ideas... Ooh, something I've seen made by bunny1kenobi would be perfect for _____________ Day for Chameleon hound, too bad I'm not bunny1kenobi...


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 10, 2013 02:19:50 PM
Just made my first two crafts for this swap!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mom2em on January 10, 2013 02:55:35 PM
Finished 2 items, have an idea for a 3rd, & still thinking for the 4th.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 10, 2013 08:22:13 PM
Hm, Ideas... Ooh, something I've seen made by bunny1kenobi would be perfect for _____________ Day for Chameleon hound, too bad I'm not bunny1kenobi...

Haha, I'm sure your creations are just as awesome, jexxican! And I've already got 3 ideas for you, though I'm not sure exactly how to make them happen yet. I'm sure you and your kiddos will really like what I've got planned for __________ day. ;)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: gala_apples on January 11, 2013 03:01:55 AM
Modpodge is EVERYWHERE. I could swim in the amount I've used so far. \o/


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 11, 2013 05:13:07 AM
I'm on a roll... all my crafts so far fit in less than the palm of my hand.  Actually, I should say MOST, not all...


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 11, 2013 06:57:48 PM
Modpodge is EVERYWHERE. I could swim in the amount I've used so far. \o/

Me too!  First two items done and full of mod podge, next two items I have supplies for but just need to do them :)  I wanna ship slightly early since they are headed to Australia but we will see how my motivation goes LOL!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: leighi123 on January 12, 2013 02:55:39 PM
I have a good idea for something I'm going to make but I can't decide on fabric!  Hmmmmmmm   


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 12, 2013 04:00:38 PM
Got another craft done last night.  Just one more to go!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mom2em on January 12, 2013 04:27:29 PM
Worked on another craft today and am almost done it.  One of my smalls is turning into more of a medium time wise.  And I think I know what I'm going to do for the last item.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: whenindoubtsew on January 13, 2013 02:50:19 AM
Almost finished 1 craft and ideas for the others. Hands up if you like odd holidays!!  ;D


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 13, 2013 10:11:08 AM
*raises both hands*


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: jexxican on January 13, 2013 08:05:52 PM
*raises both hands!* *waves both hands!* *shimmies!* WOOT! One of my dreams came true today, which is fitting because it's Make Your Dreams Come True Day.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 16, 2013 05:31:10 PM
Oooooooh, I think I maaaaaaaaay be finished...  Not sure though - I am tempted to make one more thing, but I just can't decide fully on it....


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 21, 2013 12:16:47 PM
Writing from a friends phone My comp died but I think I can still send on time aaaaaaaaaaa


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 21, 2013 01:14:16 PM
I think I am going to ship this Thursday


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mom2em on January 21, 2013 02:18:05 PM
I am putting the finish touches on my items & will be shipping on Wed.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 21, 2013 10:31:35 PM
I am shipping tomorrow!  Remember ship out date is Saturday!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mom2em on January 22, 2013 03:22:03 PM
I will be shipping tomorrow.  One item turned out to be more of a medium/large time wise but i really like how it came out.  I might make one for me.  The others are very small items.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (SIGN-UPS- closed; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on January 23, 2013 12:01:19 AM
We have a gallery!  Listed on page one!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mini_mum on January 23, 2013 01:42:10 AM
all behind :( but did find something on town yesterday to use as a base for one thing I want to make - Boo hoo for not crafting from scratch, but yay for getting a bit closer to sending without much effort :)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: leighi123 on January 24, 2013 08:36:58 AM
I have one thing left to make and then I will send!   


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: whenindoubtsew on January 24, 2013 05:11:21 PM
Posted to mini_mum today - woot!! Hopefully it wings it' way speedily to the UK!! I have a little swap anxiety as per usual  :P

Happy No Name Calling Week or Handwriting Analysis Week - whichever brings a smile to your face  :D


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Onyxnox on January 24, 2013 06:00:39 PM
Shipped today!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ollieorange on January 24, 2013 06:34:28 PM
Finished! I have the worst migraine of my life yesterday & had to take today off of work. I was able to put the finishing touches on everything while recovering. :)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 25, 2013 08:59:39 AM
All done and sent! I had to hurry up and mail the package, because one of the things I could've kept adding to FOREVER. And I hope it all arrives intact, since I know firsthand what packages go through in the mail (I work for USPS).

Also, thank goodness for library computers. :P


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ollieorange on January 26, 2013 04:05:12 PM
I sent yesterday :)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on January 26, 2013 07:20:39 PM
Ah, hell!! :( I didn't realize send outs were today. Yesterday and today were... total days from hell, continuation and escalation of my emotional crisis of the past 4 months. I will get my items finished & mailed by Monday or Tuesday. I'm sorry :(


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: jexxican on January 26, 2013 09:09:15 PM
My crafty mojo has bit the dust. Recent acitivity: I volunteered to make some PJ pants for some old lady from church who went to a nursing home a couple months ago so I made a pattern from a pair and cut out stuff to make like 11 pair but only got 6 pair done and sent to her. This weekend I don't know what happened, I saw the box and knew I had to work on the MOH swap but crazy old lady pants called to me. Or maybe it was the tote. "Hey lady, get me outta your house. I'm tired of your asshole kids climbing on me all the time." Either way, Friday I just started making old lady jamas and when I was done I started cutting all the scraps into squares and pieced together 4 lap quilts for her, too. This may all be beside the point. I've been thinking for 2 weeks and I've been stumped with this swap. So today after I get all the old lady stuff done and a little bit of a nap (while Jo was down and the other kids were watching Betty Boop, I'm not as bad as a mom as you may think, and I'm still sleep deprived so F off ALRIGHT?!) I start thinking about what I've been thinking about for this swap. I only have 1 holiday done and have 3 left. So I've been thinking... Houseplant cozy for House Plant Appr'n Day? Nah, that's lame... Everything's along those line then something comes and yeah, that's a good idea, then somethign else and yeah, that's good too, I have all this stuff... and then while browsing Pinterest boards for the OPS I get inspiration for another holiday, sweet! I'm browsing and thinking how good everything looking, I can send out by Monday no problem, Tuesday at the latest, that's not too bad, right? Wrong. All the holidays I've settled on happen to be in February. What about January, Jessie, you lazy B? Dang it! We'll see where I get with 2 of these ideas and then see what else strikes my fancy that I think will strike ChameleonHounds as well.

Did I mention I'm a little sleep deprived? Sorry bout that. Am I coherent?


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: mini_mum on January 27, 2013 01:09:11 AM
Well, sendouts were yesterday and I haven't finished a single thing :( I started off so well, then my f*cking head went AWOL and farted all at the same time (sorry folks - but making fun of my depression is the only way I can cope with it at times) which meant that life didn't happen let alone crafting :(

Was just about bedtime last night when my mojo kicked the depression into touch (well, for a little while at least) and I got one item 80% done - so thats 2 that just need finishing off. Not good, but better than it could be.

Grovelling apologies to crazyda79 for being late, but hopefully now I've got this far the rest should be easier. (I'll make sure and fill up the parcel with extras too :))


And Jexxican - sleep deprivation is used as torture, and children are so go at making us sleep deprived  >:( bless their souls, and yes - perfectly coherent :)


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: jexxican on January 28, 2013 02:28:33 PM
ACK! I received! It's amazing! Go look! I need to start working harder to get the [late] return package back out the door.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 28, 2013 03:27:35 PM
Jexxican, don't stress on my account! Truly! If February holidays are the ones that strike your fancy, that's fine by me. (Seriously, a month ago I didn't even know any of them existed, so I'm not particularly attached to any of them.) And no, I don't think houseplant cozies are no good, especially since my cacti and whatnot have to tough it out on the un-insolated windowsill in my room with it often near 0 degrees outside!
No worries! I think January is doing it to all of us. Napping and taking it easy with mugs of tea or hot chocolate totally come first.  :D


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: jexxican on January 29, 2013 06:45:44 PM
Yay, figured out everything today! Yay, finished item #2! Boo, item #3 was a fail and I need to find something to replace it. Meh, coming along slowly on item #4!


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: Eclectic Dreamer on February 04, 2013 10:41:37 PM
Checking in!! I'm still working on finishing my items... I'm so sorry for running late :( Things are drying. I anticipate everything being finished tomorrow night and mailed on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: leighi123 on February 05, 2013 06:55:39 AM
got a package!  I will post pic


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on February 10, 2013 01:57:46 AM
March's swap is up and almost ready for partners, come join!!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420023.0


Title: Re: Monthly Odd Holidays- Jan/Feb (LAST DAY FOR SIGN-UPS; Send-outs 1/26)
Post by: crazyda79 on February 24, 2013 04:07:00 PM
Just waiting on confirmation of the last package then, I will archive this swap  Thanks for fun odd holidays in January and February!