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Title: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 28, 2013 09:44:24 AM
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https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429258.new#new

It’s that time of year again!  Time to sign up for the MINI 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWAP!!!!  It may seem a bit early to some, but I love knowing there’s a long crafting time.  Especially since this swap is on the bigger side and the holidays can be hectic so, starting early just makes things easier and stress free.  
This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas/Holiday swap but, feel that the original 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.  Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all. If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.  


Swap name: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2013
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: CabinArts
Crafster member co-host for this swap: GlassKicker
Sign-up date range: from 07/28/13 until 08/10/13 (if we reach 30 swappers we’ll close signups early)
Date to send items by: November 27, 2013
Limited to a certain number of people: 30
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 16 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap.
  
I reserve the right to deny any Craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
-ANY "negative" feedback and/or comments
-poor communication in past swaps
-consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)


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
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback.  YES
- Has participated and received positive feedback in at least 1 other swap.  YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items in the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 1-6, for days 7-10 you will make medium items and days 11 & 12 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

So, the break down will be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 1-6 small
Days 7-10 medium
days 11-12 large

In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles with a certain size feel free to make an equivalent to the particular size. For instance, instead of a medium, you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls. Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgment. Put yourself in your partner’s shoes and ask yourself if you think you would be happy with the equivalent of the items they choose. And, if in doubt, you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion, and if you’re still in doubt, ask another person in this swap. Here are the guidelines:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse, DIY kits, blankets, bags, totes, cable knitted items, place mat sets, cable leg warmers, pretty knit socks, kitchen set of potholders/apron, set of embellished dish towels.
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf, wrist warmers, thread catcher, note card set, hats, magic yarn ball, embroidered pillow case, apron, stencil shirts.
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, hand carved stamps, coasters, pot holder, key chain, dish clothes, decorated frames, journals, head bands, pincushion, heat packs.

Please note-these are just ideas of crafts to make.  I have potholders in the ‘small’ category.  However, if you make an intricate one with lots of pieces or an embroidered one, it could also count as a medium, or if you make a set of 4 that could be considered medium too.  I just put it in the ‘small’ category because I was thinking of one simple potholder.  So, please use your best judgment with sizes.  You can always ask my opinion or another swapper’s opinion if you want.  I think the most important thing is to put yourself in the receivers shoes “Would you be happy receiving a simple potholder as a small item?  Would you be happy if your large item was a cabled scarf?”  Anyways…..

And the links to galleries for more ideas:
2012 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415601.0#axzz2Z3XTukvO
2011 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395229.0                                              
2010 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.0#axzz2Z3lXMBx4

Note:  In the past there has been slight confusion on how to label packages.  So just to make it clear the first package you want your partner to open, you label as #1.  Then for the 2nd package you want them to open you’d label #2 the second and so on.  So, #12 package would be the last package opened.  You can also label them by dates, as in put 'DEC 14th' on the first gift your partner will open then the last gift would be labeled DEC 25th.  Either way you want to label them is fine.  Just make sure that the small gifts are opened first and the last gifts opened are the large.

The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to CabinArts and all PM's must have the subject line: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2013.  

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts. I know some people don’t like to post/check in. So I’m going to make it fun for everyone. As every Monday I will post a simple question. All you do is answer it and say one of the following: a) still crafting, b) done crafting or c) mailed items

3.PM's must be sent to CabinArts and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to CabinArts and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems! This is mandatory!

4. When you open each day’s package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that the Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftster’s guidelines as well as your local post office

2. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

3. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of the year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc. leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

4. Also, if you will be shipping to a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include anything that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

5. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be used for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

6. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST or a PINTEREST. These are a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like.  

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.

AND AS A REMINDER:
Please remember to keep in the holiday spirit.  Extras are optional-but quality is NOT optional.  I want everyone to receive nice items that were crafted/bought with them in mind.  So, in other words “Please read their questionnaire over and over and make sure you are sending them something they will like, and not just random things thrown in a box.  It’s never fun to receive a ‘thought-less’ package, especially when they worked hard to make you crafty wonderful-ness from the heart.

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Questionnaire to PM to CabinArts:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2013
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old.
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergens in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Posting once a week in the thread is REQUIRED are you willing to do this?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 (or 2) BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 7 smaller “wishlist” things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?
Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

If your wanting holiday themed items please answer the following questions.  If don’t want holiday items please skip to the next set of questions.
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...) a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)
What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, stars, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes please list some of your favorites:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES.  If you’d like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you don’t want any of these items, you can skip this section.
t-shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*To help your partner be more intune to your likes/dislikes as well as particular items you would be thrilled to receive please post links to following below.
*Wist?
*Pinterest?
*any other wish lists & etc.?


*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included: (wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?
*Any other friend or family member to be included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013
Post by: CabinArts on July 28, 2013 09:44:46 AM
Our wonderful group of swappers:

1.   CabinArts
2.   GlassKicker
3.   Cinnamoon
4.   quaggy
5.   Mountains and Clouds
6.   maxxev
7.   gotgrey
8.   sweety28303
9.   Lindyv321
10.   Breegy
11.   Renstar
12.   rlynn
13.   legatostroke
14.   Helena Puck  
15.   saintcady
16.   adrienne_bowers
17.   Craftsunderground
18.   rockmygypsysoul
19.   Onyxnox
20.   Eiseldora
21.   spidermom
22.   PJR107
23.   ninaprettyballerina
24.   mink_bikini
25.   margiej
26.   amazing_784
27.   nowheresound
28.   Alexampersandra
29.   Lunanne
30.   koalascout
31.   Audania1
32.   jmiller614
 


Partners

CabinArts Group
adrienne_bowers <-----> Eiseldora
breegy <-----> rlynn
CabinArts <-----> Audania1
Craftsunderground <-----> Lunanne
Helena Puck <-----> saintcady 
koalascout <-----> marjiej
Mountains and Clouds <-----> Lindyv321
ninaprettyballerina <-----> Renstar


GlassKicker’s Group
Alexampersandra <-----> jmiller614
Cinnamoon <-----> nowheresound
GlassKicker <-----> maxxev
legatostroke <-----> sweety28303
quaggy <-----> gotgrey
Onyxnox < -----> Rockmygypsysoul
spidermom <-----> mink_bikini
PJR107 <-----> amazing_784



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013
Post by: CabinArts on July 28, 2013 09:45:16 AM
MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2013 Gallery!



Link to original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425960.msg5072159#msg5072159

Senders

CabinArts Group
adrienne_bowers <-----> Eiseldora
breegy <-----> rlynn
CabinArts <-----> Audania1
Craftsunderground <-----> Lunanne
Helena Puck <-----> saintcady 
koalascout <-----> marjiej
Mountains and Clouds <-----> Lindyv321
ninaprettyballerina <-----> Renstar


GlassKicker’s Group
Alexampersandra <-----> jmiller614
Cinnamoon <-----> nowheresound
[color =purple]GlassKicker[/color]<-----> maxxev
legatostroke <-----> sweety28303
quaggy <-----> gotgrey
Onyxnox < -----> Rockmygypsysoul
spidermom <-----> mink_bikini
PJR107 <-----> amazing_784

Sent
Sending Late
PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP

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Received - Name in RED if your package has been received by your partner

CabinArts Group
adrienne_bowers <-----> Eiseldora
breegy <-----> rlynn
CabinArts <-----> Audania1
Craftsunderground <-----> Lunanne
Helena Puck <-----> saintcady 
koalascout <-----> marjiej
Mountains and Clouds <-----> Lindyv321
ninaprettyballerina <-----> Renstar


GlassKicker’s Group
Alexampersandra <-----> jmiller614
Cinnamoon <-----> nowheresound
GlassKicker <-----> maxxev
legatostroke <-----> sweety28303
quaggy <-----> gotgrey
Onyxnox < -----> Rockmygypsysoul
spidermom <-----> mink_bikini
PJR107 <-----> amazing_784


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013
Post by: mama24boyz on July 28, 2013 09:49:09 AM
Oh I really hope i get feedback i time for this one!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Sign-ups from 07/28/13 until 08/10/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 28, 2013 10:02:34 AM
I hope so too!  It would be great to have you in this one!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Sign-ups from 07/28/13 until 08/10/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on July 28, 2013 10:21:27 AM
Ooo yay!!! I'm going to try and get my questionnaire in ASAP!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Sign-ups from 07/28/13 until 08/10/13
Post by: jo_mama on July 28, 2013 11:47:39 AM
I'm still on the fence about this one


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on July 28, 2013 03:15:20 PM
I'll be joining, as soon as I get a moment to myself. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on July 28, 2013 05:39:26 PM
Just sent my info in!!!!!!  Wanting to make sure that I don't miss sign ups or get in after 24 swappers.  I am on vacation this week and have a few things planned away from home. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 28, 2013 06:12:36 PM
Welcome to the swap Cinnamoon and quaggy!!

Mountains and Clouds  and  jo-mama, hope you can join!

gotgrey, looking forward to getting your questionnaire!


This is going to be so fun! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on July 28, 2013 07:16:50 PM
I'm excited for the swap! The long crafting period is really nice.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on July 28, 2013 09:22:05 PM
Might end up joining this one. I'm not sure yet. :-\


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on July 28, 2013 09:52:29 PM
Oops got sidetracked trying to clean up the yard for Flossie!  Hopefully I'll have a chance to fill out that Qairre soon!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on July 28, 2013 10:40:17 PM
OK, I am going to think about this one.  I am building up the Christmas mood and am sorely tempted.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on July 29, 2013 12:36:14 AM
I hunkered down and finished the questionnaire and sent it in... Gotta get it out of the way before this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9390964172/


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on July 29, 2013 02:45:18 AM
im in on this one! ;D
sent my questionaire :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 29, 2013 10:09:18 AM
Woo-hoo!  Two more participants this morning!  This is going to be such an awesome swap!!

Mountains and Clouds, looks like a wee bit of a system moving in there eh?  Hope you stay dry and get some more crafty inspiration from all that storm energy ;)

sweety28303 and Onyxnox , this swap will definitely get you into the crafty Christmas spirit ;)

Looking forward to more questionnaires coming in! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on July 29, 2013 11:20:23 AM
I think, I would like to join this one. 

Just need to check out the questionnaire.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on July 29, 2013 03:13:04 PM
Mountains and Clouds, looks like a wee bit of a system moving in there eh?  Hope you stay dry and get some more crafty inspiration from all that storm energy

I hope so! I actually had taken today off work because it's husby's birthday, and we had planned to go hikin or snorkeling... Since that ain't happening, maybe I can make stuff instead!


I'm suuuuper excited about this swap!  It's fun to dream of snow an hot chocolate!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on July 29, 2013 11:04:06 PM
Woohoo, loving all the interest in this swap!  Come on, jo_mama and onyxnox ~ you know you want to play!  And renstar, and sweety, and gotgrey.......?  Can ya'all tell I'm excited for this one?  Oh mama24boyz I sure hope that feedback comes through for you!

This is going to be THE Christmas......you know the one....that one where I have everything done and ready weeks early and all the homemade goodness comes together without any hiccups!  Hehe.....I've been chasing that Christmas for twenty years!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on July 30, 2013 04:47:24 AM
It has been awhile for me, but I really enjoyed this swap last time. Will probably send in my info later today.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on July 30, 2013 04:51:28 AM
This looks like an amazing epic swap!!! :)  will have to think on this one!  Would love to have Glasskicker as my partner *wink wink*

hmmm... big commitment... ;) think Nina think!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on July 30, 2013 06:48:11 AM
CabinArts, I sent my questionnaire, but, I forgot to title the PM.  So, the, (no subject) PM is mine.  Sorry about that.  My dogs were pestering the hell out of me, while I was trying to fill out the questionnaire.  I did manage to completely fill out the questionnaire, and it is quite detailed.  Yay for Christmas!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on July 30, 2013 09:29:56 AM
debating...sorely tempted.  It has been a long time since I did any swapping, not to mention a big swap but I do miss them.  Hmmm...well, I'll fill out the questionnaire and see how I feel when I'm done.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on July 30, 2013 09:39:27 AM
I am sending in my info today!! Hi rlynn, we have missed you!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on July 30, 2013 01:09:21 PM
I did this last year and it was really stressful for me, as I had a hard time crafting for my partner, but I have more skills this year and I'm not going to procrastinate! Just sent in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on July 30, 2013 02:26:06 PM
Questionnaire sent in.

Wow, there were a lot of questions.  :o   :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 30, 2013 02:32:18 PM
Cool, we already have 11 swappers!  Almost at the half way mark already!

Mountains and Clouds - hope you are staying safe!

GlassKicker - yes, yes this will be THE Christmas!  See, us planning early and getting head start inspiration while crafting for our partners is what's going to get us to reach that Christmas goal this year!  




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 30, 2013 02:37:46 PM
Breegy - I'm going to try really hard to match people according to what/how they can craft to what their partner wishes for.  There are other things to take into consideration too of course, but I really want everyone to be happy with their partners and have a fun time crafting :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on July 30, 2013 02:45:02 PM
Partnering can be tough!  One thing I have done in swaps I have hosted is allow people to partner up together if they so wish.  I just asked that both people PM me saying they want to be partners and it makes my job easier!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on July 30, 2013 02:51:08 PM
I am sending in my info today!! Hi rlynn, we have missed you!

Hi Lindy!  I've missed you guys too!  *sniff, sniff*
Questionnaire is almost filled out.  Just need to get home where my measuring tape lives so I can measure my head.  heh.  Then I'll send it in.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 30, 2013 04:36:46 PM
Oh yes, by all means, if anyone wants to be partners with anyone, please let me know :) Good reminder!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: dharma_rebel on July 30, 2013 06:28:50 PM
I plan on signing up for this, but not until I get pics posted in my other swap.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on July 31, 2013 05:55:53 AM
I'm filling out my questionnaire now. I was considering focusing on the gifts that I'm making this Christmas and my other  Make a Friend swap but I just can't resist this one. Plus, swap inspires so many new ideas.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on July 31, 2013 07:30:18 AM
Woo Hoo!!!!  gotgrey and I decided to partner.  Headed out of town for a few days but so looking forward to my return so the stalking can commence!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on July 31, 2013 08:44:33 AM
Quaggy, I PM'd you my questionnaire.  I had to fix it, before I sent it.  I hate my computer sometimes.  And, at times, I think it hates me too.  Hence the massive mess up w/my questionnaire yesterday.  Sigh, lots of deleting was involved. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on July 31, 2013 09:33:02 AM
got it!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on July 31, 2013 10:39:58 AM
We are already at 14 swappers!  This is going to be one amazing swap!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on July 31, 2013 10:50:47 AM
If any sewers want to pair with a crocheter, send me a PM and we can get started early. ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on July 31, 2013 02:04:36 PM
I haven't swapped in quite awhile. I don't know why I even looked today, but then I spotted this and couldn't resist. I missed it last year, but I'm in for this one! Just sent in my questionnaire. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on July 31, 2013 02:05:48 PM
So many awesome craftsters are going to be playing this year!  I am already itching for my partner ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on July 31, 2013 05:52:58 PM
I love the sounds of this and always start my Christmas crafting in the summer. Will see if I can get bff Spidermom involved too  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on August 01, 2013 09:53:15 AM
I'm really hoping I get my feedback from my current swap before this one fills up! It sounds like so much fun!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on August 01, 2013 05:26:09 PM
I am sending in my questionnaire right now. This is going to be fun.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on August 01, 2013 06:01:23 PM
Are we inviting our own partners?

If so I'd love to be partnered with someone that can sew and maybe make pottery :D

I knit, make buttons, and stencil/screenprint


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 01, 2013 07:11:51 PM
Eiseldora - if you have a partner already in mind, then you two fill out your questionnaires and also let me know that you want to be partnered together.  Otherwise, then I will partner you up with someone :)



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 01, 2013 09:59:03 PM
Wow, ya'all.....have ya'all checked the list of participants lately?  We are looking GOOD! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 02, 2013 08:09:45 AM
Spidermom and I wanna be partners and we're filling our questionnaires tonight. So excited  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 02, 2013 10:35:53 AM
There are a few people I would love to partner with but I am too shy to ask!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 02, 2013 11:48:01 AM
I'm so excited for this one starting... I can't wait. It's almost as bad as waiting for the opening!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 02, 2013 11:48:42 AM
I am almost done with my questionnaire and feeling SUPER PSYCHED for this!!!  If only we didn't have to wait for partners and could get started right NOW  ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 02, 2013 12:33:23 PM
Argh..... I think I am going to cave and sign up for this one...  going to look at questionnaire now...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 02, 2013 01:48:20 PM
OK, sent it in.  Hopefully I'm not like the 25th person, and shut out!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 02, 2013 02:30:21 PM
Was hoping you'd join Onyxnox - if we're not partnered, perhaps you might be willing to discuss a personal swap since I see you're looking for art of your dogs...?  I've been working on charcoal and pencil drawings and even some soft pastel drawings of pets recently (having two pups I adore myself)!  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on August 02, 2013 04:02:53 PM
There are a few people I would love to partner with but I am too shy to ask!

Don't be shy about asking someone to partner with you. I would love it if someone asked me. I am sure others feel the same way.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 02, 2013 04:03:46 PM
Oooooh - I am intrigued!  We could do a personal swap if you would like.  Is there anything I make you could be interested in?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 02, 2013 04:25:07 PM
Hello everyone!  We have a fantastic number of swappers and aren't even a week in yet!  Sooo...we've decided to go ahead and open it up to 30 people now. 

Number of participants allowed has changed from 24 to 30 people!! 

Hope this will encourage more to keep coming in :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 02, 2013 04:56:53 PM
Yay! This is going to be a blast.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on August 02, 2013 05:45:01 PM
I too would love an early partner 'cause I'm itching to get started! If someone thinks we're a good match just holler.  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on August 02, 2013 07:15:41 PM
I too would love an early partner 'cause I'm itching to get started! If someone thinks we're a good match just holler.  ;)

I'll be your partner :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 02, 2013 07:27:55 PM
Oooooh - I am intrigued!  We could do a personal swap if you would like.  Is there anything I make you could be interested in?


Pretty much anything! I am very, very open to surprises or whatever you think would be appropriate!  And I have a wist list (though sizes and stuff may be different) here: http://wists.com/rockmygypsysoul

I'm pretty new and have only worked on my puppies' pictures but here are a couple I did in charcoal and pencil (of each one with either me or my hubs - sorry the one is on its side, lol) and then one soft pastel I just finished of my boy




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on August 02, 2013 08:07:56 PM
eeee mink_bikini i'm working on it!  why does this questionnaire seem SO difficult tonight  ???


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on August 02, 2013 09:23:12 PM
I too would love an early partner 'cause I'm itching to get started! If someone thinks we're a good match just holler.  ;)

I'll be your partner :)

Yay! Off to stalk! <3


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on August 02, 2013 10:09:16 PM
Watching while a find one of my previous questionnaires and read it over hmmmm!  ???


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 03, 2013 04:38:04 AM
Oooooh - I am intrigued!  We could do a personal swap if you would like.  Is there anything I make you could be interested in?


Pretty much anything! I am very, very open to surprises or whatever you think would be appropriate!  And I have a wist list (though sizes and stuff may be different) here: http://wists.com/rockmygypsysoul

I'm pretty new and have only worked on my puppies' pictures but here are a couple I did in charcoal and pencil (of each one with either me or my hubs - sorry the one is on its side, lol) and then one soft pastel I just finished of my boy

They are lovely!

OK!  Do you want to partner up for this swap or do a private swap?  I think I would be happy either way - but now I would not be surprised :D  But then again, if you made a piece with three of my dogs, or three separate pieces of my dogs - that would be something I would likely give to my husband - he would love that - and so would I!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 03, 2013 08:38:54 AM
So thinking of this (thanks a lot Gotgrey....you got this swap *STUCK* in my head). 

To swap or not to swap... that is the question.....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 03, 2013 09:45:58 AM
Swap!  The sooner the spots fill up, ther sooner we get partners. Hehe....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 03, 2013 09:48:11 AM
Oooooh - I am intrigued!  We could do a personal swap if you would like.  Is there anything I make you could be interested in?


Pretty much anything! I am very, very open to surprises or whatever you think would be appropriate!  And I have a wist list (though sizes and stuff may be different) here: http://wists.com/rockmygypsysoul

I'm pretty new and have only worked on my puppies' pictures but here are a couple I did in charcoal and pencil (of each one with either me or my hubs - sorry the one is on its side, lol) and then one soft pastel I just finished of my boy

They are lovely!

OK!  Do you want to partner up for this swap or do a private swap?  I think I would be happy either way - but now I would not be surprised :D  But then again, if you made a piece with three of my dogs, or three separate pieces of my dogs - that would be something I would likely give to my husband - he would love that - and so would I!


If it makes you feel any better, it wouldn't be able to be a surprise anyway since I will need pictures to work from, lol!

I would definitely be good with partnering for this swap - there are some other things as well that I think you'd like that I can do (now having stalked you a bit, lol)!  But it's totally up to you - no pressure!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 03, 2013 12:37:08 PM
OK then - let's PM CabinArts to partner up!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 03, 2013 12:40:35 PM
I can't wait to get crafting too, this is going to be so fun!

I've been working on Waldorf dolls the last couple days.  I forgot how much work they are, but so nice once finished.  


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 03, 2013 02:05:55 PM
I have 3 things finished already.  1 in progress, lots of ideas written down.  I'm going to finish my in progress project, then I really need to focus on finishing up the mini 13 days of Halloween swap. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 03, 2013 02:10:39 PM
So thinking of this (thanks a lot Gotgrey....you got this swap *STUCK* in my head). 

To swap or not to swap... that is the question.....


SWAP SWAP SWAP SWAP SWAP!!!!!!   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on August 03, 2013 03:12:44 PM
I have 3 done already and two in the works. =) No procrastination this year for me. =) I may have to make a Micheals run soon though, I'm running out of projects that I have all of the supplies for.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 03, 2013 03:15:13 PM
I have 3 done already and two in the works. =) No procrastination this year for me. =) I may have to make a Micheals run soon though, I'm running out of projects that I have all of the supplies for.

Woah!  No kidding.  Heh.  Well...I've made a list of most everything I wish to make.  I have to finish a report for the state *bleh* and then I get to play.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 03, 2013 03:17:55 PM
Yay for early partners for some of you!  I can't wait to get crafting myself!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 03, 2013 04:00:18 PM
So thinking of this (thanks a lot Gotgrey....you got this swap *STUCK* in my head). 

To swap or not to swap... that is the question.....


SWAP SWAP SWAP SWAP SWAP!!!!!!   ;D

You ..... arm twister you!!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on August 03, 2013 04:06:17 PM
Just a list to start is as far as I got.  I am working on two other swaps before I officially start on this one.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 03, 2013 06:09:34 PM
"You ..... arm twister you!!!!!"  Hey, isn't that what I'm here for?   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 03, 2013 07:36:01 PM


I've been working on Waldorf dolls the last couple days.  I forgot how much work they are, but so nice once finished. 

I love those dolls!  Still haven't tried making them......


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 03, 2013 07:42:00 PM


I've been working on Waldorf dolls the last couple days.  I forgot how much work they are, but so nice once finished. 

I love those dolls!  Still haven't tried making them......

I've sewn up two of them now and am starting to 'decorate' them.  Going to try some fun hair ideas and then onto the clothing.  I was going to make a set of Harry Potter dolls based on a Ron doll I saw here on Craftster, but I've switched paths for the moment.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 03, 2013 11:21:40 PM




I've been working on Waldorf dolls the last couple days.  I forgot how much work they are, but so nice once finished. 

I love those dolls!  Still haven't tried making them......

I've sewn up two of them now and am starting to 'decorate' them.  Going to try some fun hair ideas and then onto the clothing.  I was going to make a set of Harry Potter dolls based on a Ron doll I saw here on Craftster, but I've switched paths for the moment.

And so it goes.  Everything I do ends up evolving a bit from my original intention....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on August 03, 2013 11:41:59 PM
I'm super stoked about this swap. I can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 04, 2013 12:33:30 AM
Just sent my questionnaire in!  so excited for partners!!! ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 04, 2013 12:01:52 PM
Just working on my questionnaire now


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 04, 2013 12:19:34 PM
Ha, ha PJ!  I see I twisted your arm just tight enough to get you to join!   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on August 04, 2013 05:30:51 PM
I'm in on this one...I haven't swapped in a LONG time.  This one will be fun to get back into the swing of things!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 04, 2013 05:56:52 PM
I'm in on this one...I haven't swapped in a LONG time.  This one will be fun to get back into the swing of things!

I'm the same way and this totally sucked me in and I'm stoked (especially now that I already have my partner, lol)!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 04, 2013 07:49:47 PM
Ok Questionnaire in, sent it twice and now just remembered I forgot to ask to be partnered with the lovely Spidermom  ::) seriously, so forgetful today   :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 05, 2013 08:51:58 AM
I want so much to do this swap but I am having trouble transferring the app to my message space!!  Would appreciate anyone who can copy it and transmit it to me!  I love this swap and have done it before and enjoyed it so much!  I just can't transfer apps cant remember how I think it is control z shift but that is obviously not right as I just wipe out what I've written!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 05, 2013 09:18:08 AM
I will send it to you margiej


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 05, 2013 09:33:56 AM
I want so much to do this swap but I am having trouble transferring the app to my message space!!  Would appreciate anyone who can copy it and transmit it to me!  I love this swap and have done it before and enjoyed it so much!  I just can't transfer apps cant remember how I think it is control z shift but that is obviously not right as I just wipe out what I've written!

Just saw your pm, I sent it to you also, so you will probably have it twice now ;)  Hope you are able to get it all figured out and join the swap!

We're half way through the sign-up period.  Can't wait for all the matches!  I've been going through Pinterest so much (even more than usual) and gathering tentative ideas.  Of course I won't know what to make until partnered and I see their wishlist, but still, just the idea is fun as it sort of gives a mental inventory of "oh ya, I've seen that before, I can definitely/or try to make it!" :)





Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 05, 2013 09:35:15 AM
I have started stalking people who aren't already partnered but some of you lovlies don't have your pinterest link listed :(


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 05, 2013 10:41:13 AM
i am still trying to do an questionaire, but I cant get it to work still so having to type it all in  (again, I lost one version!)   grrr------     but I do appreciate having it sent I just to me I just cant get it to work!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 05, 2013 11:24:46 AM
ok i am on the swappers list after you would not believe the trouble!!!!  I haven't swapped in so long, maybe this will teach me a lesson to be more active on here!  I still haven't figured how to get the copied questionaire part onto the PM page yet though!  Looking forward to this swap, I had so much fun  last year!!  I think I sewed myself crazy!  It is the best swap of the year I think!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on August 05, 2013 11:39:18 AM
Try Control-C then Control-V to place it into your PM.

Is that what you're looking for?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 05, 2013 12:57:50 PM

 I've been going through Pinterest so much (even more than usual) and gathering tentative ideas.  Of course I won't know what to make until partnered and I see their wishlist, but still, just the idea is fun as it sort of gives a mental inventory of "oh ya, I've seen that before, I can definitely/or try to make it!" :)

  (my bolds)

I have started stalking people who aren't already partnered but some of you lovlies don't have your pinterest link listed :(

It's not just me then...... I have been stalking too.  8)

I so can't wait for a partner, I'm sooo impatient.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 05, 2013 01:03:23 PM
Hey, margiej!  I'm not in this swap this year, but I saw your name on the posts and just had to say hi!  So glad to see you on here again!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 05, 2013 01:29:55 PM
We are looking FABULOUS, ladies!  Woot, woot! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 05, 2013 02:20:36 PM
Does everyone who has Pinterest have a board dedicated to Christmas/Holiday stuff??  I know I do and it's pretty bursting but I think it may need to be updated a bit since it's been about a year since I have even looked at it!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 05, 2013 02:40:32 PM
I do, and I pin on I all year long.  Can't help it though, when it gets so hot outside in the summer all I want to think about is the nice cold winter!  I work on holiday crafts all year too.  Not as much as early winter, but I like to put a lot of thought into the gifts I make.  I guess you could say I'm slightly Christmas obsessed ;) 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 05, 2013 04:52:07 PM
I do, and I pin on I all year long.  Can't help it though, when it gets so hot outside in the summer all I want to think about is the nice cold winter!  I work on holiday crafts all year too.  Not as much as early winter, but I like to put a lot of thought into the gifts I make.  I guess you could say I'm slightly Christmas obsessed ;) 

Can you share the link to your pinterest so we can all pre-stalk you ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on August 05, 2013 05:10:49 PM
I sent in my questionnaire last night!  Did you get it yet?  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 05, 2013 05:15:43 PM
I sent in my questionnaire last night!  Did you get it yet?  ;D

Yes!  Welcome to the swap :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 05, 2013 05:28:50 PM
i'm really happy I joined this swap---cant wait for a partner, well anyone want to partner early?  I'm shy about asking too. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 05, 2013 07:07:59 PM
I do, and I pin on I all year long.  Can't help it though, when it gets so hot outside in the summer all I want to think about is the nice cold winter!  I work on holiday crafts all year too.  Not as much as early winter, but I like to put a lot of thought into the gifts I make.  I guess you could say I'm slightly Christmas obsessed ;) 

Can you share the link to your pinterest so we can all pre-stalk you ;)


My pinterest is linked in my profile, Lindy : )


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 06, 2013 08:50:35 AM
I do, and I pin on I all year long.  Can't help it though, when it gets so hot outside in the summer all I want to think about is the nice cold winter!  I work on holiday crafts all year too.  Not as much as early winter, but I like to put a lot of thought into the gifts I make.  I guess you could say I'm slightly Christmas obsessed ;) 

Can you share the link to your pinterest so we can all pre-stalk you ;)


My pinterest is linked in my profile, Lindy : )

No Christmas board???  Here is a link to my holiday stuffs http://pinterest.com/lindyv321/christmas-wants/


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on August 06, 2013 11:09:47 AM
Yay I think I got in before it filled up? I've been thinking about this swap all day :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 06, 2013 12:49:07 PM
Three more...... just three more......

can we say PARTNERS!!!!
unless someone wants some non-food clay things from me :) 

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 06, 2013 04:31:24 PM
I 'm getting pretty excited to start making stuff!  Looking forward to partners.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 06, 2013 07:49:15 PM
Me too I love to start early on Christmas projects then during December I have more time for sewing the pretty extras for the house. Last year it was a reversible tree skirt, Elf on a shelf and a table hotpad thingy.Makes me feel cooler working with holiday fabrics when its crazy hot outside  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 06, 2013 08:31:54 PM
I do, and I pin on I all year long.  Can't help it though, when it gets so hot outside in the summer all I want to think about is the nice cold winter!  I work on holiday crafts all year too.  Not as much as early winter, but I like to put a lot of thought into the gifts I make.  I guess you could say I'm slightly Christmas obsessed ;) 

Can you share the link to your pinterest so we can all pre-stalk you ;)


My pinterest is linked in my profile, Lindy : )

No Christmas board???  Here is a link to my holiday stuffs http://pinterest.com/lindyv321/christmas-wants/

Sure I do! (It's just not called "Christmas" ;-P)

www.pinterest.com/mountainsclouds/yule-be-coming/


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 07, 2013 02:34:21 AM
Me too I love to start early on Christmas projects then during December I have more time for sewing the pretty extras for the house. Last year it was a reversible tree skirt, Elf on a shelf and a table hotpad thingy.Makes me feel cooler working with holiday fabrics when its crazy hot outside  ;D

hehehe in Australia hot = Christmas ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 07, 2013 10:03:21 AM
Me too I love to start early on Christmas projects then during December I have more time for sewing the pretty extras for the house. Last year it was a reversible tree skirt, Elf on a shelf and a table hotpad thingy.Makes me feel cooler working with holiday fabrics when its crazy hot outside  ;D

hehehe in Australia hot = Christmas ;)

I always think about that at Christmastime...............the things we associate with Christmas are not universal, but sometimes it's hard to wrap our brains around that.  For Americans,  "White Christmas" is a classic holiday song, but really, it has no experiential meaning to half the world!  Okay, now I have to go see if Nina has a Christmas board and what's on it!   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 07, 2013 11:30:23 AM
I was just thinking about my package and I am thinking that I can pick up something for my partner when I go to the annual crafting workshops I do in the Fall - I strongly suspect they will have some stuff there she will like!

I am *this* close to ordering materials, but I have to make myself not do it because I am positive I have something in my stash that will work very nicely.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 07, 2013 12:35:26 PM
Ohhh, 3 more people, 3 more days, sign up, sign up, sign up.

Then we can get partners, get started and bring on the party.

I am excited.  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 07, 2013 12:38:31 PM
I do, and I pin on I all year long.  Can't help it though, when it gets so hot outside in the summer all I want to think about is the nice cold winter!  I work on holiday crafts all year too.  Not as much as early winter, but I like to put a lot of thought into the gifts I make.  I guess you could say I'm slightly Christmas obsessed ;) 

Can you share the link to your pinterest so we can all pre-stalk you ;)


My pinterest is linked in my profile, Lindy : )

No Christmas board???  Here is a link to my holiday stuffs http://pinterest.com/lindyv321/christmas-wants/

Sure I do! (It's just not called "Christmas" ;-P)

www.pinterest.com/mountainsclouds/yule-be-coming/

How did I miss that????


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 07, 2013 04:47:19 PM
Me too I love to start early on Christmas projects then during December I have more time for sewing the pretty extras for the house. Last year it was a reversible tree skirt, Elf on a shelf and a table hotpad thingy.Makes me feel cooler working with holiday fabrics when its crazy hot outside  ;D

hehehe in Australia hot = Christmas ;)

I always think about that at Christmastime...............the things we associate with Christmas are not universal, but sometimes it's hard to wrap our brains around that.  For Americans,  "White Christmas" is a classic holiday song, but really, it has no experiential meaning to half the world!  Okay, now I have to go see if Nina has a Christmas board and what's on it!   ;D

hahaha what's funny is that we also love singing about having a white Christmas, but we also "chuck a prawn on the barbie"  for Christmas lunch - seafood is big for us at Christmas time - as well as the heavy turkey/hams etc :)  its such a funny clash of cultures.  I once celebrated with my cousins in Ohio for Christmas and it snowed and it was just AMAZING!  You guys really know how to CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS!!  Even the decorations etc.  My husband and I have started a tradition of buying a nice ornament eg porcelain 3 wise men etc to commemorate each Christmas and each yr the collection grows!  When i was recently in europe i was told they do a CHristmas tour where you stop in at each traditional craft market and buy traditional Christmas decorations at each city!!!  What an amazing experience THAT would be ;)
Each year there are silly cards with santa surfing or on a kangaroo but i guess these are just poking fun !  (i dont really assoc that with Christmas hahaha) so if you look at my Christmas pinterest likely nothing will be "australian" Gotta start a new tradition maybe? :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 07, 2013 06:57:12 PM
Yikes! Only a few spots left!! I really want to do this one. I will do my q'airre tonight and get it in tomorrow - hopefully there will still be a spot or two left!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 07, 2013 07:19:43 PM
I finally decided that I can handle doing this swap, so my questionnaire is sent in! I love-love-love Christmas (and I love-love-love swaps) so I'm very excited! (I hope I didn't wait too long to join!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on August 07, 2013 07:19:55 PM
I couldn't resist, I just sent in my questionnaire. I love Christmas swaps! I did the big 12 days of Christmas 3 times, but it's a lot of crafting and I don't have the time this year, so the MINI one is perfect!  ;D I hope I'm not too late!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 07, 2013 07:23:12 PM
Yule be coming lol, love it. I'm partnered with my lovely Spidermom but I have a ton of pins for you all to pilfer lol  ;)
Www.pinterest. com/rubymurray/handmadexmas      hope the link works.
The first pin is my popsicle snowflake non tree I made last year. So proud of it that I kept it up til ermmm May lol ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mama24boyz on August 07, 2013 08:01:23 PM
I am STILL waiting for feedback, so it looks like I'm missing this one  :( oh well, I hope there's still going to be a stocking swap.....and an advent swap.......and.........  :-[


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on August 07, 2013 08:11:57 PM
I'm already getting started on the small goodies and I'm planning out the other medium/large creations :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 07, 2013 09:01:33 PM
Me too I love to start early on Christmas projects then during December I have more time for sewing the pretty extras for the house. Last year it was a reversible tree skirt, Elf on a shelf and a table hotpad thingy.Makes me feel cooler working with holiday fabrics when its crazy hot outside  ;D

hehehe in Australia hot = Christmas ;)

Always pretty warm here (O'ahu) too!  The best situation we get is that it might be a little chilly and cloudy/foggy, and we can look out the window at the sky and imagine it's snowing (haha)!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 07, 2013 09:09:23 PM
Me too I love to start early on Christmas projects then during December I have more time for sewing the pretty extras for the house. Last year it was a reversible tree skirt, Elf on a shelf and a table hotpad thingy.Makes me feel cooler working with holiday fabrics when its crazy hot outside  ;D

hehehe in Australia hot = Christmas ;)

Always pretty warm here (O'ahu) too!  The best situation we get is that it might be a little chilly and cloudy/foggy, and we can look out the window at the sky and imagine it's snowing (haha)!
hahaha but jealous at least youre in HAWAII!!! thinking about going for 1 wk later on this yr...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 07, 2013 09:23:59 PM
We've got 30 swappers!!

GlassKicker and I have decided to extend the swap until tomorrow at noon because there is still more interest and we filled up quickly tonight.

If anyone apposed to doing a round robin in case we end up with an odd number tomorrow morning, please pm me.

Otherwise, I will have matches up no later than Friday!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 07, 2013 10:16:00 PM
We've got 30 swappers!!

GlassKicker and I have decided to extend the swap until tomorrow at noon because there is still more interest and we filled up quickly tonight.

If anyone apposed to doing a round robin in case we end up with an odd number tomorrow morning, please pm me.

Otherwise, I will have matches up no later than Friday!

Oh my goodness I am so glad you posted this! It took me about 2 hours to fill out the q'airre and then my internet didn't want to work! So, when I sent it in, I checked the first page and saw that the last slot was filled and I was totally bummed. Needless to say, I am thrilled now! And, being ever so happy, I do not mind being in a round robin. Thank you, thank you!  ;D  :-*


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 08, 2013 01:18:05 AM
We've got 30 swappers!!

GlassKicker and I have decided to extend the swap until tomorrow at noon because there is still more interest and we filled up quickly tonight.

If anyone apposed to doing a round robin in case we end up with an odd number tomorrow morning, please pm me.

Otherwise, I will have matches up no later than Friday!
yeeeha
partners PARtners PARTNERS!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSES NOON 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 08, 2013 06:08:35 AM
I'm willing to take on a 2nd U.S.A. partner.  The more the merrier I always say!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 08, 2013 08:22:29 AM
We've got 30 swappers!!

GlassKicker and I have decided to extend the swap until tomorrow at noon because there is still more interest and we filled up quickly tonight.

If anyone apposed to doing a round robin in case we end up with an odd number tomorrow morning, please pm me.

Otherwise, I will have matches up no later than Friday!

I can do a second partner as well.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 08, 2013 12:00:08 PM
Swap is closed!

I will be making updates and get matches out as soon as I can :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 08, 2013 12:31:40 PM
Yay!  It's almost partner time!  Soooo exciting!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 08, 2013 01:42:35 PM
Woo Hoo. I am excited.
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 08, 2013 11:06:48 PM
just seeing Cabinarts online is making me excited!!!! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU 07/28/13- 08/10/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 08, 2013 11:07:55 PM
I am STILL waiting for feedback, so it looks like I'm missing this one  :( oh well, I hope there's still going to be a stocking swap.....and an advent swap.......and.........  :-[

Darn! I had really hoped to have you join in this swap! But hopefully you will at least get into the other Christmas swaps :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 08, 2013 11:12:57 PM
just seeing Cabinarts online is making me excited!!!! :)

Weee! Matches should be up Friday morning!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 08, 2013 11:14:12 PM
just seeing Cabinarts online is making me excited!!!! :)

Weee! Matches should be up Friday morning!
Not fair !!! Its already Fri afternoon here ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 08, 2013 11:15:26 PM
Here in the Uk, it's Friday morning. Do I get mine now?  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 08, 2013 11:16:35 PM
just seeing Cabinarts online is making me excited!!!! :)

Weee! Matches should be up Friday morning!
Not fair !!! Its already Fri afternoon here ;)

SNAP  ;D.  (Well nearly)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 08, 2013 11:39:53 PM
 ;D
just seeing Cabinarts online is making me excited!!!! :)

Weee! Matches should be up Friday morning!
Not fair !!! Its already Fri afternoon here ;)

SNAP  ;D.  (Well nearly)

;Di'll be grinning this silly face all wkend ( as soon as i get out of my crazeee work...) get meouutaaahere!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 09, 2013 12:03:45 AM
Wheeeee yay! Can't wait to have a chance to brainstorm for Lindyv321!!!!! Hooray Chriatmas!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on August 09, 2013 02:05:06 AM
Hello Future Partner

I look forward to getting to know you and making you nice special things.

I'm going to be out of town this weekend so I may not respond once we are paired, but I am eager to learn more about you :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 09, 2013 08:46:07 AM
Happy Birthday, Eiseldora!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on August 09, 2013 08:51:39 AM
i had a burst of creativity yesterday and finished one small item for mink_bikini!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 09, 2013 09:00:21 AM
I started one item, very likely my large.  It is sòoooooooooo soft and squishy!   I love the colour too.  It may be hard to send thid one out!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 09, 2013 10:09:29 AM
MATCHES ARE POSTED!!

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please let me or GlassKicker know as soon as possible.  I will be pm'ing questionnaires to partners now.    

Happy crafting all!  And remember, please check in at least once a week and Send Outs are no later than 11/27/13!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 09, 2013 10:33:41 AM
Hi, maxxev!  Excited to start stalking and crafting for you..............I love 'meeting' new folks on Craftster!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 09, 2013 10:54:45 AM
I have sent out all questionnaires to partners.  

I didn't re-send the questionnaires to the people who already were matched on their own.  If you need me to, please just let me know and I will get them right out.  I think all of you already sent each other your info though.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 09, 2013 10:57:59 AM
Happy Birthday Eiseldora!  Hope you have a fantastic weekend :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 09, 2013 10:59:56 AM
Many happy returns of the day Eiseldora!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 09, 2013 12:38:48 PM
I ordered two things for mountains and clouds today and did a bunch of research on Blythe Dolls since that is one of her likes.  I could TOTALLY see myself getting addicted to those dolls myself......


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 09, 2013 12:58:44 PM
Ooh fun!!

I've seen some Blythe doll pics on here and have been so impressed at their little outfits.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 09, 2013 01:21:53 PM
I started one item, very likely my large.  It is sòoooooooooo soft and squishy!   I love the colour too.  It may be hard to send thid one out!

Too bad for you - it's mine!  :D  Not sure what it is but soft and squishy sounds very promising!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 09, 2013 02:40:36 PM
I started one item, very likely my large.  It is sòoooooooooo soft and squishy!   I love the colour too.  It may be hard to send thid one out!

Too bad for you - it's mine!  :D  Not sure what it is but soft and squishy sounds very promising!!

Definitely can't wait to see this one!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 09, 2013 06:05:35 PM
I started one item, very likely my large.  It is sòoooooooooo soft and squishy!   I love the colour too.  It may be hard to send thid one out!

Too bad for you - it's mine!  :D  Not sure what it is but soft and squishy sounds very promising!!

LOL - what if I never include it in your package - you'll NEVER know - muhahahaha!!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 09, 2013 09:06:27 PM
I ordered two things for mountains and clouds today and did a bunch of research on Blythe Dolls since that is one of her likes.  I could TOTALLY see myself getting addicted to those dolls myself......

Haha yay! I'm glad it's Friday because now I can start thinking about some Christmasy goodness!...

Oh, Blythe.  Watch out, you may get addicted! (I like to being them along on hikes and stuff so I have someone to take a picture of with all the scenery.  It's easy to accidentally take too many pictures of just the same scenery.)

Now, I must away to brainstorm!  (An maybe listen to old holiday records...)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 09, 2013 09:16:40 PM
Yay!!! I'm stalking researching away for CabinArts and have tons of great ideas! This is most definitely going to be an epic swap.


Rockmygypsysoul, you are so lucky to have Onyxnox for a partner! She is one fantastic lady and I was blessed to be the recipient of her awesomeness. :-)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 09, 2013 09:42:18 PM
Oh fun!  I am very excited to have my partner and this swap.  I am planning some things to make and will have to get my sewing area set up, so it is gonna be messy around here....I'm so happy to have someone to sew for!  I may not make the most exciting things, but I have FUN doing it!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on August 09, 2013 10:04:43 PM
Partners! Yeah!  ;D I'm so excited to craft for nowheresound.

I was wondering if the items have to be in the size order posted? As in, would it be alright to have a large item for day 1 and a small later on? I just ask because I have a great idea for a large item that would really be best opened on day one. Does anyone know the rule on this? :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on August 09, 2013 11:12:33 PM
Hi, maxxev!  Excited to start stalking and crafting for you..............I love 'meeting' new folks on Craftster!

kinda stunned to have you as my partner :o but ive managed to scribble a few ideas down already...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 10, 2013 06:47:58 AM
Rockmygypsysoul, you are so lucky to have Onyxnox for a partner! She is one fantastic lady and I was blessed to be the recipient of her awesomeness. :-)

I know it!!  Now I only hope that I can do her justice!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- SU CLOSED 08/08/13;SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 10, 2013 07:02:27 AM
i had a burst of creativity yesterday and finished one small item for mink_bikini!

Oooh exciting I just need to parcel up your b.day goodies (late as ever) then I'm free and breezy to start on Christmasey thingummys


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 10, 2013 07:47:03 AM
Partners! Yeah!  ;D I'm so excited to craft for nowheresound.

I was wondering if the items have to be in the size order posted? As in, would it be alright to have a large item for day 1 and a small later on? I just ask because I have a great idea for a large item that would really be best opened on day one. Does anyone know the rule on this? :)

I would say just go ahead and ask your partner if she's opposed to opening a different size on a different day and go from there. As long as you get all the size requirements in sometime during the swap, I would think it's all good :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 10, 2013 07:52:43 AM
Yay!!! I'm stalking researching away for CabinArts and have tons of great ideas! This is most definitely going to be an epic swap.

Woohoo! And agreed, this swap is going to be amazing.

I started making a list last night and wrote down sooooo many things! It has been way too much fun going through your q'aire and Pinterest. I really wanted to get to crafting last night but need to finish up my tentative gift plan before jumping in :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: smashu on August 10, 2013 08:02:39 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I literally just came on craftster to find out if this swap was happening again yet. I see the signups are closed :(


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 10, 2013 08:41:27 AM
The best thing about crafting for Christmas this early? Seasonal fabrics in clearout at fabric stores.  ;D I buy year round cos I'm a sucker for a christmas print so I always have plenty anyway butttt there really is no such thing as TOO much fabric, am I right ladies? ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on August 10, 2013 09:03:15 AM
yeah!  great time to find xmas fat quarters in mark down bins!
got "the look" from ERL as i pulled out a comforter bag full of fabric out of a closet the other day :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 10, 2013 10:21:52 AM
I know that look very well...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on August 10, 2013 11:41:41 AM
I don't plan to start anything until September (getting ready for my wedding on the 24th!), but I have a list worked out by day which I think will be awesome.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 10, 2013 12:25:34 PM
Yay, I'm with jmiller614, who crafted for me in a Christmas swap last year (not this one). We were part of the threesome so I haven't crafted for her... yet!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 10, 2013 06:31:05 PM
Yay!!! I'm stalking researching away for CabinArts and have tons of great ideas! This is most definitely going to be an epic swap.

Woohoo! And agreed, this swap is going to be amazing.

I started making a list last night and wrote down sooooo many things! It has been way too much fun going through your q'aire and Pinterest. I really wanted to get to crafting last night but need to finish up my tentative gift plan before jumping in :)


hahaha me too! I actually pulled out my trusty notebook and wrote a whole list of things down. I really need to work on my "smalls" lol. Everything I want to do is a medium or larger but I think I can figure it out. I am pretty certain of the two large items and plan to get started on one of them (it's going to take a LOOOOOONNNGGG time) next week. Then, I get the next one going and hopefully knock them out of the way biggest to smallest. We will see, though. Idk if I will be able to stop.... lol

I seriously love your Pinterest boards! I think I repinned almost everything somewhere or other in my boards haha!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on August 10, 2013 06:53:39 PM
Oh, Smashu, I am so sorry you missed this swap. I loved crafting for you in the Stocking Swap last Christmas. Your package was awesome.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 10, 2013 07:45:12 PM
Smashu is a great swap partner!  Sorry you missed out on this one, Smashu.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 10, 2013 08:35:35 PM
Hi, maxxev!  Excited to start stalking and crafting for you..............I love 'meeting' new folks on Craftster!

kinda stunned to have you as my partner :o but ive managed to scribble a few ideas down already...

Oh, I hope that's not a bad thing!!!   ;D  I was actually a bit intimidated when I saw you were my partner - the cake post was simply AMAZING - you've got skills!  And your IYP work was just stunning!  I've started my list and cannot wait to get crafting!  I'm hoping to be able to post a bit early to account for international 'travel' time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 10, 2013 08:37:17 PM
Congratulations, legatostroke! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 10, 2013 08:46:47 PM
I found the MOST amazing thing to work with today for a present! I drove by twice before finally telling dd that I just had to go back and buy it :D I am just so excited to work with it! Pretty sure it will be a medium and may just be the first gift I finish. Then, we were driving someplace else and I saw something else and was able to gather a fantastic supply! Totally unexpected for both, but all in all, turned out to be a pretty wonderful day!

It helps so much that Audania1 has a most amazing Pinterest!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 10, 2013 09:05:48 PM
Hehehe im loving this Christmas swap fever ;)  i was at the craft shop today shopping for Renstar!  So much fun looking for others.  Got completely stumped tho when i looked for something specific and still couldnt find it... hmm... might look online...

I have ideas for one large and a few small/mediums.  Got my notebook at the ready.  REsearch still in progress.  Keep adding to your pinterest Renstar!!  loving getting more and more clues ;)  Any other likes/hobbies/things you like to get up to in your spare time? ;)

Shame Smashu couldnt make it into the swap! I hate it when i miss a swap!!! :(

Im glad im not only one who has been shopping for the swap already ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 11, 2013 01:19:44 AM
I also went shopping yesterday, didn't see what I wanted but never the less I have a list of 11 items. Go me!

Today, the work begins. I am so excited.

Nina - keep stalking, my pint rest is added to frequently so there will be new stuff going on.

Happy days  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on August 11, 2013 02:54:02 AM
Oh, I hope that's not a bad thing!!!   ;D  I was actually a bit intimidated when I saw you were my partner - the cake post was simply AMAZING - you've got skills!  And your IYP work was just stunning!  I've started my list and cannot wait to get crafting!  I'm hoping to be able to post a bit early to account for international 'travel' time.

stunned in a good way ;D thanks :-[ id love to make you a cake...... but last time it took 2 weeks+ for the royal mail to fumble my package across the pond. id be surprised if it was still in one piece, let alone edible lol



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 11, 2013 03:46:56 AM
Ren  - I'll keep stalking you  :) love stalking thro pinterest ;)  Its so exciting thinking that someone is making stuff just for me :)

Legatostroke - congrats!!  hope your wedding goes well!  my best tip - is enjoy the whole planning process !!  ( the day goes so quick!!;))


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 11, 2013 06:35:25 AM
I have 3 items already finished.  A 4th in progress, and a list.  I always list more than what is required, just in case something doesn't work out.  I have a large, a medium, and a small done.  A medium in progress.  I really should have got my a$$ in gear yesterday, after I was done working in the yard.  But, I didn't, and I couldn't get my crafting mojo on.  Oh well, I will definitely do some crafting today. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 11, 2013 07:53:41 AM
Yeah, I have a couple of things done, too.  In fact, last night I wanted to work on one and my husband was like "that stuff's not even due until November; why do you have to keep doing it now?!".  So I showed him my list of everything I have to make before Christmas and he backed off right away, lol.  I may hate doing it, but handling all the gifts and cards for everyone in our family and friend group does have its upside.

And yes - congrats legatostroke!  You didn't ask for advice but I'm going to give a piece of it anyway!  ;)  On the day of, enjoy it.  Expect things to go wrong and know that there will be some stuff that does but as long as you and your significant other and a person who can marry you shows up, that's all you really need!  I've had too many girlfriends that have bad memories when they think about their wedding day because they got mad at their parents or didn't like how their hair was done or whatever.  It truly was one of the happiest days of my life, though, despite several things going "wrong."  Matt showed up, our preacher showed up, we were good to go!  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 11, 2013 08:46:47 AM
I have 3 items already finished.  A 4th in progress, and a list.  I always list more than what is required, just in case something doesn't work out.  I have a large, a medium, and a small done.  A medium in progress.  I really should have got my a$$ in gear yesterday, after I was done working in the yard.  But, I didn't, and I couldn't get my crafting mojo on.  Oh well, I will definitely do some crafting today. 

gotgrey<---awesome craftster even when she's out of steam!

I have just started planning and even that hasn't been as much as I want.   I'll just plan to be running behind as usual behind and close to the deadline as usual :)
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 11, 2013 11:12:01 AM
I have my list all made and now I get to start digging through stash. I'm very list meticulous so I am going to break down my crafts and jot down all of the stuff I will need and use for each one. I have a terrible craft storage system so I really only want to surf through it once or twice. I know I really need a better system..... Still, I will see what I have, then, whatever I need to get, and on Tuesday I can go craft shopping (isn't that the most fun kind anyway?) I know I have enough in my dragon hoard stash to already get a bunch of stuff done, but I'm pretty certain I'm out of a few of the crafting necessities. Hooray for getting started!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 11, 2013 11:37:20 AM
Got some great ideas already, of course it helps that we are online buddies too. No crafts started but plenty of plans  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 11, 2013 11:52:53 AM
Seriously ...3 or 4 items done already?  I'm just being my fat lazy self as usual, but I DO have a proposed list started.  I am really still looking for things on my partners wist!  To all the over-achievers in the world......pftttzz! 

aww, you know i'm just jealous!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 11, 2013 01:05:16 PM
Seriously ...3 or 4 items done already?  I'm just being my fat lazy self as usual, but I DO have a proposed list started.  I am really still looking for things on my partners wist!  To all the over-achievers in the world......pftttzz! 

aww, you know i'm just jealous!

trust me, it's purely logical.  i work as a freelance grant writer and non-profit development consultant and this is the slow season for grants.  they will pick back up in October-ish with a BANG so I have to have everything for this, other swaps, a bunch of family birthdays (including my husband's) and Christmas pretty much done by then!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 11, 2013 02:22:27 PM
I also got my partner early.   ;D  And, when my craft mojo hits me, I gotta go w/it!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 11, 2013 02:33:07 PM
I'm rather bleary eyed right now after working on a large today. It's taken about 4'ish hours already, but it is looking great so far (at least I hope Audania1 thinks so!!) I need to get some extra items to finish it all up, then it will be ready. I probably won't get the items today though, so will work on a smaller gift for now.

got grey - I like to have some additional backup ideas too. Just in case something doesn't turn out quite right then there is another idea there that I don't have to scramble for.

Legatostroke - are you going to be doing any crafting for your wedding? Weddings are so exciting to look forward to :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on August 11, 2013 05:03:55 PM
I've started on a small item for my partner.  I'm still also in the collecting ideas stage, so the list will definitely grow as I go.  I'm participating in a craft show in November, so those items are in process as well.  I'm glad we have so much crafting time!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 11, 2013 05:44:00 PM
Rockmygypsysoul, you are so lucky to have Onyxnox for a partner! She is one fantastic lady and I was blessed to be the recipient of her awesomeness. :-)

Awwwww - you're too sweet to say that!

Wow, you guys are a chatty bunch!  I love that everyone is so engaged in this swap. 

I am still working on my large item.  It has now been nicknamed Cookie Monster.  Don't ask why.  I still have to finish something or two for another swap I am in, then I can devote a large amount of time to this swap and making some of the smaller items for it too.  I think I will be sending out in 2 or three separate packages - that may be easier on my pocketbook, especially if I send them as I finish them. 

That means that you, rockmygypsysoul, may have to suffer the pains of staring at packages begging to be opened, but having to wait - HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 11, 2013 06:53:52 PM
I'm rather bleary eyed right now after working on a large today. It's taken about 4'ish hours already, but it is looking great so far (at least I hope Audania1 thinks so!!) I need to get some extra items to finish it all up, then it will be ready. I probably won't get the items today though, so will work on a smaller gift for now.


Hee hee! I was able to start one of your larges last night but had to wait to get into my kids closet for some stuff so I had to stop (yes, I keep stuff in my kids room). So, I got started on a medium that seems to be turning in to a large with how many times I've had to redo it today already. I'm still going to be keeping it a medium, though, because I know it's only because my kiddos keep distracting me and I'm trying to work on it while they are awake haha.  ;) I like it though and am definitely going to be making the same for myself later on.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on August 11, 2013 07:07:12 PM
Seriously ...3 or 4 items done already?  I'm just being my fat lazy self as usual, but I DO have a proposed list started.  I am really still looking for things on my partners wist!  To all the over-achievers in the world......pftttzz! 

aww, you know i'm just jealous!

I am her partner and a list as far as I have gotten.  Been working on stuff for two other swaps but keep getting distracted  because my pile of supplies for things I want to make for gotgrey keeps getting bigger.  Every time I walk past the pile it  yells come play!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on August 11, 2013 09:15:02 PM
This is my first time doing some serious crafting with a cat around.

Caveat for all my gifts: one cat WAS harmed in the making of these items.

At least she will be if she keeps stepping in my wet paint or pulling strings! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 11, 2013 11:51:38 PM
This is my first time doing some serious crafting with a cat around.

Caveat for all my gifts: one cat WAS harmed in the making of these items.

At least she will be if she keeps stepping in my wet paint or pulling strings! :)

Haha cats...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 11, 2013 11:54:17 PM
I have 3 items already finished.  A 4th in progress, and a list.  I always list more than what is required, just in case something doesn't work out.  I have a large, a medium, and a small done.  A medium in progress.  I really should have got my a$$ in gear yesterday, after I was done working in the yard.  But, I didn't, and I couldn't get my crafting mojo on.  Oh well, I will definitely do some crafting today. 

you got 3 done and then couldnt get crafting mojo on ?? you're a gun!  love it ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 12, 2013 10:47:14 AM
I am still working on my large item.  It has now been nicknamed Cookie Monster.  Don't ask why.  I still have to finish something or two for another swap I am in, then I can devote a large amount of time to this swap and making some of the smaller items for it too.  I think I will be sending out in 2 or three separate packages - that may be easier on my pocketbook, especially if I send them as I finish them. 

That means that you, rockmygypsysoul, may have to suffer the pains of staring at packages begging to be opened, but having to wait - HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

I'm sticking my tongue out at you, you just can't see it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 12, 2013 12:13:11 PM
I am lucky that my cats stay out of my crafting way now my puppy is another story.  She is a rather LARGE puppy and just happened to EAT an embroidery hoop on Saturday... Luckily the hoop was the only thing that was harmed and my stitching was okay.

I have a list going of things to make and I have ordered two things that will be nice gifts to round out the package.  I need to make a bit of headway on a few other swaps before I go full tilt into this one.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 12, 2013 01:19:23 PM
So what gets you all into the crafting spirit?

Do you have spurts of moods or creativeness? Do you have to have the tv or music on? Do you need quiet later at night? Do you steal any moment you can during the day? Or do you always have a needle in one hand and paintbrush in the other?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 12, 2013 01:20:54 PM
Lindy321 - your puppy is adorable!! (If that's him in your avatar)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 12, 2013 01:24:11 PM
Or do you always have a needle in one hand and paintbrush in the other?

Seriously just had a mental image of a crazy-eyed craftster chick with tools in both hands, under her arms, over-stuffed apron pockets and paintbrushes and pencils stuck in her hair!   :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 12, 2013 01:26:59 PM
So I have ordered some supplies and have plans.  It's all getting very exciting.

My creativity comes in fits and starts, often depends how tiring work has been.  Today, I am in 'research and planning' mode  after a very tiring start to the week!!
 
Planning is good though, it (should) mean things progress easier.... (I'm not actually that good at the planning, I start then go off on a tangent...)  ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 12, 2013 01:53:13 PM
Or do you always have a needle in one hand and paintbrush in the other?

Seriously just had a mental image of a crazy-eyed craftster chick with tools in both hands, under her arms, over-stuffed apron pockets and paintbrushes and pencils stuck in her hair!   :P

I had the same vision... in the mirror! Lol, I kid, I kid. I do need a clean couch and living room table though, because I pull out EVERYTHING and it goes EVERYWHERE because I can't work on just one type of thing that requires only one bin of supplies. I usually have a handful of ideas of things I want to work on, and as I find supplies I forgot about, I come up with another handful of ideas, and I drop some of the originals and add different ones. And I make a jillion lists beforehand, and it never makes a difference; I always work the same way.

And it helps if the Fiance is out of town because then nobody's around to complain! (It also helps if the kitty is asleep because then nobody tries to walk on top of just... everything. I think he plays a game called Step On All The Things. He usually wins.)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 12, 2013 02:15:55 PM
Lindy321 - your puppy is adorable!! (If that's him in your avatar)

That is her!  My Minnie :)  We chose the name since she will be well over 100 lbs when she is fully grown and our other dogs are all tiny and we thought it would be funny.  

As for inspiration, I think all of you and Pinterest are the biggest. I craft when we watch TV at night.  I don't really "watch" the TV but more like listen to it. Then I am usually one of the first people up on the weekends and I try to watch a show or two that only I like and get some crafting done.  


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 12, 2013 02:18:14 PM
Or do you always have a needle in one hand and paintbrush in the other?

Seriously just had a mental image of a crazy-eyed craftster chick with tools in both hands, under her arms, over-stuffed apron pockets and paintbrushes and pencils stuck in her hair!   :P

ROFL!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 12, 2013 02:19:33 PM
Lindy321 I love her name! It is so appropriate and totally a name we would come up with something similar to :) We had a tiny dog and named him after a giant animal, which I think gave him a huge ego to match. He wasn't afraid of anything and would chase moose away. Well, he'd try to at least. Let me tell ya, it was a hoot to watch a tiny 6lb dude running after and barking at giant moose :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 12, 2013 02:27:58 PM
Or do you always have a needle in one hand and paintbrush in the other?

Seriously just had a mental image of a crazy-eyed craftster chick with tools in both hands, under her arms, over-stuffed apron pockets and paintbrushes and pencils stuck in her hair!   :P
I had the same vision... in the mirror!

Hehe............that has probably been true of most of us on occasion!   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 12, 2013 02:32:38 PM
Well...honestly I'd love to craft, craft, craft all the time but the only time I get is nighttime after the kid is in bed. 

I'm still in planning mode.  I think I have most of my days figured out.   But I need to get some of the goodies from the two other swaps finished up and sent out, plus I need to get our costumes for the local comic con finished before I can truly start.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 12, 2013 02:33:52 PM
i have a lot of flexibility since i work from home, so that's nice.  typically i work during the day and craft in the evenings when i feel up to it (i have several chronic illnesses so there are definitely many times when i'm not up to it), either while the husband and i "watch" something or if i put something on (music, tv, or a movie) while the hubs plays his xbox in the other room.  but other times i am more flexible - if i just *cannot* get into work mode, i'll go ahead and just craft or what-not (unless i have a deadline).  other times, i will be up against a deadline with a huge project (which naturally a client brought to me with like a week before it's due) and i don't get to craft at all, so i just roll with it and figure it all works out in the end  :D

i use pinterest, the boards here, and stuff i find at thrift stores or whatever as inspiration.  i tend to have a bunch of different projects all in the works at once and while my husband doesn't like the resulting mess, he deals with it (mostly).  because of my illnesses, i try to craft as actively as i can so that on days where it's harder, i can do something requiring little effort to get it together (like oil pastels or rosary-making) instead of only having projects that take more out of me just to even get the supplies together (much less do it)!

so yeah, i don't really own any clothes that don't have paint and/or charcoal on them, lol.  and sometimes, if i CAN do a simple craft or prep work while i work through dictation, i will.  thank God we don't have kids or family that drops in on us since they would definitely see me as that crazy person!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 12, 2013 02:59:10 PM
So what gets you all into the crafting spirit?

Do you have spurts of moods or creativeness? Do you have to have the tv or music on? Do you need quiet later at night? Do you steal any moment you can during the day? Or do you always have a needle in one hand and paintbrush in the other?

I'm loving everybody's answers lol. And while I don't usually use paint brushes, I replace them with crochet hooks and scissors. I'm a firm believer in the "I craft so I don't kill people" lol. Crafting is so relaxing for me. I usually don't get to do much of it except when the kiddos are asleep and then I cram it all in when I can. Generally, my husband is home at about the girls bed time so we usually have the t.v. on but I don't actually watch much of it, like many of you. We live in an tiny apartment, so any crafting I get done is usually on my kids art table lol! And that's not b/c my dining room table isn't clean either. I could do it there, but I'd rather sit with my husband.  :)  He doesn't particularly love my brand of crafting which is "Make ALL the things!" and all at the same time lol but he gets over it because he knows its what keeps me sane on rough days.

Usually, I start with the large or medium items and then, when I run out of something or can't do part it for some reason, I move to the next thing I can work on and go back and forth until they are done.

My inspirations are like many of yours: everyone in craftster lol, Pinterest, and (for me) also Ravelry. I also find some cool things from magazines and crazy amounts of books. Fun things!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 12, 2013 03:16:46 PM
Crafting keeps me sane too!  I have had a rough few months and I thought I wouldn't be crafting as much but no if anything I am doing more.  Helps keep my mind off life LOL


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on August 12, 2013 03:23:33 PM
I am always crafting, especially this summer since I didn't have to work or go to classes for 3 months, but that ends in two days  :(.  My prime time for crafting is when im sitting around watching season upon season of whatever show I'm into at the time (right now it's grimm and eureka)!

I have acquired a bunch of random crafts so far, (3ish small, and a partial medium) but am waiting for my first paycheck back to work to move onto the large projects. My boyfriend doesn't mind me crafting as long as i fund it with my own money, haha.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 12, 2013 03:34:36 PM
So what gets you all into the crafting spirit?

Do you have spurts of moods or creativeness? Do you have to have the tv or music on? Do you need quiet later at night? Do you steal any moment you can during the day? Or do you always have a needle in one hand and paintbrush in the other?
my main things are spare time and time alone. I always find it a little strange to craft when others are watching or in the same room. I feel like me being creative is a private thing. Sounds funny when I type it like that.  Hehehe


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on August 12, 2013 05:18:12 PM
Wow! I can't believe some of you are already done with some items! I'm in the planning stages. I'm stalking my partner and coming up with ideas. I'm on vacation at the end of August and if I want to go shopping for supplies then I have to make a list. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 12, 2013 06:50:49 PM
I'm so excited because I have figured out some awesome things to make and have the tools to do it with.... not the material, of course not!  If I did have the material I wouldn't be able to make a run to the store and BUY!!!!

oh wait, I'm not supposed to sound that excited....
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 12, 2013 06:51:27 PM
I really have to be in the mood to craft, or if inspiration strikes me.  Sometimes, I just make myself go into my craft room and craft.  My craft room is a disaster area right now.  I plan on cleaning and straightening it up after I get a few crafts finished.  Crafting goes in waves for me.  Sometimes I will craft up a storm and other times I don't hardly craft anything at all.  I do a lot of crafting on the weekends because I'm not on a "schedule".  I don't have little kids thank goodness.  My "boys" are 20yrs old and 15 yrs old.  Oldest moved back to college today, and both he and his brother start school next Mon.  I do craft during the week.  Especially on Wed.  That is the day after top to bottom house cleaning day.  While my youngest is in school, I work on smaller projects during the week.  Stuff that I can come to a stopping point with.  I've also come to the point where I cannot stand for very long.  I've gone for so many years w/o wearing shoes all the time, and not wearing shoes w/support, that my feet really start to hurt after awhile of standing.  All the surfaces in my house are hard surfaces, including the floor in my studio, which is tile.  I almost always have several projects going at once.  I could very well have a paint brush in one hand, a needle in the other, a pencil in my mouth, glitter and glue in my hair, and paint on my face!  Music does help keep me moving along craft wise, and it inspires me too.  


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on August 12, 2013 07:43:51 PM
I could craft everyday if possible.  I also use it as my way to relieve stress!  Nothing like getting into a project a mini vacation as far as I am concerned.  I usually have the TV on for background noise as I am sitting in the living room working on something and at the kitchen table where I paint I can also see the TV.  In my craft room it's just me and the sound of the sewing machine. 

My ideas often come from just inside my head or looking through magazines.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 12, 2013 07:59:40 PM
I wish I could craft everyday.  I have to admit that I am lucky in that I can devote a lot of my time to crafting (shift work, down time, weird hours and chronic insomnia, no kids, and a very tolerant husband, who doesn't mind the lack of desire to do house cleaning at times).  But I do wish I could devote MORE time to crafting and creative arts.  I wish I could turn it into a full time career sometimes.  But then again, I also like regular income and regular bill paying.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on August 12, 2013 09:49:14 PM
I just craft in any moments I get!  :D I like to have something to do with my hands while I'm watching netflix or on the internet, so I do a lot then. Otherwise, mostly on the weekends when I can dedicate a few hours to knocking out some serious crafting! Speaking of crafting, right now I've just started working on some of my swap items. I bought most of my materials, and tried to work on a large... but my sewing machine started to eat my fabric, so I might need a plan B.  :-\ I love how active this swap is! It's great to read along.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 12, 2013 11:21:07 PM
Oh wow! Every time I have a chance to stop by, I can't even read through all the new posts because everyone is so chatty! Yay!
I'm still in the preliminary stages of brainstorming, but I was listening to Christmas music over the weekend, and I had a chance to browse the Christmas aisle at the local craft store for a moment!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: adrienne_bowers on August 13, 2013 01:23:58 PM
Im here!!   getting ready to go contact my partner now!!   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on August 13, 2013 02:17:01 PM
My list is made, I have 2 done and one more started. I think one of the challenges for me will be that I'll need to hide a lot of the in-progress items from my family or they'll demand their own!

I usually do most of my crafting at night, after the kiddo goes to bed. :) But I try to always have a project I can carry with me too.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on August 14, 2013 08:14:23 AM
GlassKicker and Ninaprettyballerina: Thank you!

rockmygypsysoul – Thanks! I am not even a little stressed yet. I am so sure the day will be perfect though my fiancé does tease a lot about not showing up, haha.

CabinArts – I did steal a bunch of ideas from here and pinterest and etsy and made some things. I made my bridesmaids’ jewelry, designed and printed our invitations, menu cards for the tables (it’s a buffet), and tags for the candy bar, and made tidepool candles as favors out of soy wax in scallop shells. I threw in the towel on centerpieces at one point and my mom took over. She also made the arch that we are standing in front of for the ceremony. And my bridesmaids are getting lip balm and soaps that I made as part of their gifts. Oh, and one bridesmaid and I are making a few more dozen cookies next Thursday. I think that is all…


I spend a lot of free time crafting. I’m just trying to get to the bottom of my things-I-want-so-I’ll-just-make-them-myself list. But searching all the craft sites for swap ideas made my list longer. I don’t think I’ll ever stop.  :)

As for my update: I have a list (that I’m super proud of), picked up an extra, and ordered some supplies so that I will be able to get started as soon as I’m back from OC.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 14, 2013 11:03:24 AM
OOO, I am super excited, some supplies have turned up. 

Happy days.  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on August 14, 2013 12:24:04 PM
Finally back in civilization! I just spent five days at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC, and nobody had any cell service up there in the mountains! ;D It was nice to be wireless for a while, but it did prevent me from checking in to see who my partner was and start getting ideas until today. Starting to put a list together piece by piece at this point, as well as planning out supply shopping ;)

And to the question - my only requirement for crafting is having snacks. Hehe I can't craft if I'm thinking about food! I have a whole crafting-stash of pretzels and banana milk. Other than that, I'm almost always in the mood to make something, it's just a matter of finding the time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 14, 2013 02:45:09 PM
I went shopping for supplies! And I bought way more than I planned (which I honestly don't normally do). And it's been so long since I went to the craft store, I actually forgot to bring my school ID for the teacher discount, but no worries. (Technically I'm a librarian but our IDs don't say what kind of faculty we are...)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on August 14, 2013 04:25:20 PM
I'm back and ready to start researching for this swap.

I sent out two packages and just have a few other distractions to get out of the way.

 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 14, 2013 06:13:46 PM


CabinArts – I did steal a bunch of ideas from here and pinterest and etsy and made some things. I made my bridesmaids’ jewelry, designed and printed our invitations, menu cards for the tables (it’s a buffet), and tags for the candy bar, and made tidepool candles as favors out of soy wax in scallop shells. I threw in the towel on centerpieces at one point and my mom took over. She also made the arch that we are standing in front of for the ceremony. And my bridesmaids are getting lip balm and soaps that I made as part of their gifts. Oh, and one bridesmaid and I are making a few more dozen cookies next Thursday. I think that is all…



make sure you post us photos of your wedding - love that you made so much for your wedding!!! :)  i wanna see the scallop shell candles!!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 14, 2013 06:16:45 PM
I finished the cutest small for Quaggy today.  It just came together as I went along.  I like it when crafts happen like that.  Planned crafts don't usually come out as I envisioned them.  I started another project today too.  I really need to get to the store to buy _ and _and_.  I can't start or finish some items w/o it.  


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on August 14, 2013 07:25:18 PM


CabinArts – I did steal a bunch of ideas from here and pinterest and etsy and made some things. I made my bridesmaids’ jewelry, designed and printed our invitations, menu cards for the tables (it’s a buffet), and tags for the candy bar, and made tidepool candles as favors out of soy wax in scallop shells. I threw in the towel on centerpieces at one point and my mom took over. She also made the arch that we are standing in front of for the ceremony. And my bridesmaids are getting lip balm and soaps that I made as part of their gifts. Oh, and one bridesmaid and I are making a few more dozen cookies next Thursday. I think that is all…



make sure you post us photos of your wedding - love that you made so much for your wedding!!! :)  i wanna see the scallop shell candles!!  :)


Here they are. :) I am pretty sure I stole this from someone on Etsy but it was so long ago I can't give proper credit. They're about 3-4 inches wide each (and I trimmed the wicks after the picture).
And I'm crazy so my photographer will have to take pictures of every. single. thing. Haha.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 14, 2013 11:08:29 PM
am loving them soooo much!!!  you could use them in your swap !!! :)  (oops surprise spoilt?) hehehe


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 15, 2013 08:42:05 AM
Those candles are so pretty! I love the little tiny starfish and whatnot in them. :)

I'm almost done with a large and after getting half way through a medium, I've decided to scrap it and start over. It just didn't look right, but I've figured out where to "go" when I get to the switching point again so it will be much nicer (and what I envisioned) the second time around.

I love everyones craftspirations!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 15, 2013 02:23:19 PM
Those candles are really cute!

I'm going to end up waiting until school starts for most of my crafting.   I'm getting tired of trying to work and hearing "mommommommommommommom" every few minutes.  Just have to plan what to bring camping with me so I can work on something there!

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 15, 2013 03:11:36 PM
I have not started in on this swap just yet.  Lots of ideas but I need to finish up a few things for other swaps first.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 15, 2013 04:33:02 PM
Ooh Legatostroke - the things you've created sound fantastic and the candles are amazing!! So so pretty!

Glad to hear that most everyone has checked in and is getting back from their vacations!

Today I received an item to create a medium with, worked on a large, started a medium yesterday, and have pretty much finished the first large. I keep seeing detail to add to it each time I walk by it, so it will be ongoing for a while I think ;)



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 15, 2013 04:41:06 PM
I just finished up a practice run of something I haven't done in... two years? Based on the results, I need more practice. But that's fine with me!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on August 15, 2013 06:36:27 PM
Still planning may start on small's while I finish up my little visitor swap


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 15, 2013 06:36:56 PM
I am more than halfway done with "Cookie Monster"....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 15, 2013 06:46:25 PM
Haven't started anything yet, but plotting and planning and gathering supplies.  Summer school is officially over, Fall term doesn't start until the end of September...so I plan on getting my craft on in the next 1.5 months.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 15, 2013 08:04:01 PM

 I keep seeing detail to add to it each time I walk by it, so it will be ongoing for a while I think ;)



Haha! I do this all of the time. My craft items are never "truly" done until they are wrapped and in the mail lol.

I hit paydirt today with craftspiration!! It was one of those "what if I.....? Yeah, that can totally work!!!" So I am thrilled with a new medium sized item that I can begin work on next weekend. Gotta stop by my dad's and pick up a few               to get this baby started.   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 15, 2013 08:15:16 PM
Wow!  I impressed with all the progress everyone is making!  (Hanging my slacker head in shame.....)  I have crafted a list of items and am having a ball stalking and planning...............and stalking and planning............and changing my mind and planning some more! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on August 16, 2013 04:05:52 PM
I now have 3 smalls, 2 halves of smalls, 1 medium, and 2 halves of mediums done! I obviously have crafting ADD, but that's okay, as long as it all gets done in the end. =) I'm trying to keep up now that I'm back to my classes and work, so that I don't fall too far behind. I'm going to attempt finishing one project every weekend, at least!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on August 16, 2013 04:06:23 PM
Wow!  I impressed with all the progress everyone is making!  (Hanging my slacker head in shame.....)
I'm not as far along as everyone else seems to be.  I've got one small item done and that's it so far.  My list, however, is growing by the day.  The more days pass, the bigger the list grows.  I'm holding off on getting started with this swap until after this weekend at least, because my cousin's wedding is tomorrow and I made her an afghan as a gift.  Sort of in recovery mode at the moment.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 16, 2013 07:45:04 PM
Still nothing done here, so nobody feel bad about your progress!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 16, 2013 08:48:14 PM
We do have plenty of time, not to worry yet ladies!

I just know me, and I can plan and plan and plan...so if I don't get on crafting right away, I will have yep, a great plan in place of the crafts ;)

Speaking of which, I've made an immense amount of progress on the 2nd large! I had a really hard time figuring out how to handle a certain part of it, but then a new idea popped to mind and it seems to be working out great. One more trip to Michaels for this project and should be much closer to completion on it :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 17, 2013 04:36:20 AM
I'm ashamed I haven't done anything yet!  (well, not too ashamed....I'm still sitting at my computer playing, reading, even made some instant Pudding!  now that is boredom and pointless and lazy....)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on August 17, 2013 07:19:25 AM
Just checking in. I am not crafting for this swap yet, I am just in the planning stage. I love this stage--so many possibilities.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 17, 2013 11:19:39 AM
Went holiday shopping for clothes today and accidentally found an ideal gift.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on August 17, 2013 01:40:33 PM
Finally had an idea for cinnamoon's second large and I am so excited! I'll be taking a trip next door to Michael's after I'm done stealing Starbucks' internet, I think :D I need to pick up supplies for some of the smalls anyway ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 17, 2013 04:54:56 PM
Went holiday shopping for clothes today and accidentally found an ideal gift.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
FUN :) Excitement :) all rolled into one :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 17, 2013 07:18:34 PM
I got 2 projects part done.  My list keeps changing.  Stuff either gets marked off, or a new idea added.  By my count, I only have 4 more items to make.  So, I started working on some other things instead.  I know I"ll probably finish early, and that's okay.  I just don't want to finish too early!   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 17, 2013 08:27:56 PM
I went to Michaels today to get the last thing needed to finish the second large...aaaaaand in the excitement of getting everything else needed...I forgot the one main thing! Doh! Now it will be a couple days before I go back. At least after an included stop to Joann's, I pretty much have everything needed! Woohoo!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 18, 2013 05:25:37 AM
Agh...I want to start on my stuff but I need to finish up an OWS claim and the comic con costumes before I can move on to Breegy's Christmas goodies.  I'm really excited about getting started though!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 18, 2013 04:59:58 PM
Cookie monster is over 85% done!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on August 18, 2013 05:02:53 PM
I only have one small completed but I'm still compiling my supplies. Ideas are outlined!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 18, 2013 05:47:56 PM
Cookie monster is over 85% done!

Um, we don't ACTUALLY have to wait until December, right?  Cause I'm just saying it's not entirely fair for this nonsense.

Although I may respond by telling you that I have 2 mediums and 2 1/2 smalls DONE. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on August 18, 2013 08:28:52 PM
I have 3 things that are kind of extra ready to go. I have a medium (or maybe a large small) on its way to me, and a few other supplies have trickled in through the mail. I'm refusing to walk into Joanns until after Labor Day, but when I do I expect to come out with everything else I need. I craft fast so I'll probably be done two weeks after that. Going to make myself a few things along the way since I'm making ones for my partner anyway...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 18, 2013 09:10:11 PM
I have jack squat started or done.  I'm happy that I've found one large thing to make and a few other assorted crafts.  See, its all about time management..... plan and plan some more then wait until the last two weeks to make everything :)

ok, no, I'm just trying to get the kid back in school so I'm not listening to "preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'mommommommommommomLegomommommommommommomMinecraftmommommommommom')" or something along those lines!

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 18, 2013 10:22:58 PM
Earlier today, I had started a medium only to get well into and realize it was the wrong color. So a quick trip to Joann's fixed that minor issue. I'm proud to say that that medium day is now completed...and is the right color ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 19, 2013 07:38:43 AM
ummm---I got the table cleared off so I can cut out something....hey that's a lot of progress for me.....


so, I have a list of ideas and a place to cut and sew, I'm on a roll.....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 19, 2013 10:41:36 AM
I got a lot done on the other swaps I am in which means I am closer to really getting going on this one!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 19, 2013 11:38:16 AM
I went out of town for two days and there's 4 pages worth of stuff! You guys rock with all of your progress! I was able to bring a project with me but got only half way done do to the fact that my cousin's bridal shower is this upcoming saturday (I'm in charge of it) and I needed to pump the shower gifts out of the way. Now that's over, though, and everything for that is ready to go minus the set up on saturday morning.
I'll be online for a bit today before setting up craft shop in my living room but then I'm taking a computer hiatus for the next two days just so I can let my crafty juices explode in awesomeness.  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 19, 2013 11:45:35 AM
Has anyone NOT been in contact with their partner at all?

By now everyone should have at least checked in with each other.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 19, 2013 11:59:12 AM
Has anyone NOT been in contact with their partner at all?

By now everyone should have at least checked in with each other.

lol well I HOPE I contacted you haha


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 19, 2013 03:57:03 PM
Has anyone NOT been in contact with their partner at all?

By now everyone should have at least checked in with each other.

lol well I HOPE I contacted you haha

You? Nope. Nothin. Was I supposed to hear from you? ;)
Actually, it's been awesome having communication with you. Totally fab swap partner :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 19, 2013 07:12:48 PM
I made something for myself (looks guilty) but it did give me a great idea for the lovely Spidermom. Just hope she uses these too


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on August 19, 2013 07:46:37 PM
i have been in contact with partner and am still in the stalking/planning  ;D stage for the moment

have a few neat ideas so far


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 19, 2013 08:30:06 PM
Having an awesome day and since it IS crafty I'm gonna share. One of my recycled tie projects was featured on the HGTV blog today, it's also a project I uploaded to Craftster way back when in 2011! Urm I still need to write that tutorial for it  lol

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376489.msg4441569#msg4441569


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on August 19, 2013 08:38:18 PM
Stalking took me to ebay and with fingers crossed I might have some supplies soon.

I leave on Wednesday to attend my husband's sister's wedding. I will return on 27th.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 19, 2013 08:47:48 PM
Having an awesome day and since it IS crafty I'm gonna share. One of my recycled tie projects was featured on the HGTV blog today, it's also a project I uploaded to Craftster way back when in 2011! Urm I still need to write that tutorial for it  lol

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376489.msg4441569#msg4441569

Wow, that's awesome!  Congratulations, mink_binkini!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 19, 2013 10:02:54 PM
mink_bikini I love that tie flower!  That is super cute. My husband has a few ties that have a mild stain on them, but if I twist it just right, then who would know? Thanks for the fab idea!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 20, 2013 06:10:45 AM
I've contacted Quaggy.  I'm more than halfway done w/this swap.  Yay!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 20, 2013 07:18:38 AM
mink_bikini I love that tie flower!  That is super cute. My husband has a few ties that have a mild stain on them, but if I twist it just right, then who would know? Thanks for the fab idea!

Yay hope it turns out pretty! Thanks glasskicker yup great day! ;D

Now back to plotting and getting my Christmas craft on.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 20, 2013 08:36:45 AM
Nice tie! 

Have one thing and its not crafted :(  BUT one swap package has been shipped and only two left to go.  Well, I've only got to finish up one thing for my other swap then I can start making.  I still haven't figured out what to make that is transportable cause I keep thinking "I could do that or that or that or that" but then I'm going to have more crafts than camping supplies.  That would be funny.... "honey, where's the tent?" "Um, well, I think we left it at home but I can MAKE another one with what I brought!" And yes, I have gone camping with a sewing maching :)

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 20, 2013 09:29:01 AM
I finally have a list in place of the things I want to make but it may change after a trip to the craft store


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 20, 2013 10:58:01 AM
Having an awesome day and since it IS crafty I'm gonna share. One of my recycled tie projects was featured on the HGTV blog today, it's also a project I uploaded to Craftster way back when in 2011! Urm I still need to write that tutorial for it  lol

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376489.msg4441569#msg4441569

That is so awesome! Way to go mink_bikini!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 20, 2013 10:59:00 AM
I finally have a list in place of the things I want to make but it may change after a trip to the craft store

Ya, that tends to happen over here too ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- MATCHES; SO 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on August 20, 2013 04:07:38 PM
I havent't started crafting yet. I'm still working on my list but it's going well.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on August 20, 2013 10:09:34 PM
I'm chugging away on one of my larges! The other will have to wait until a little closer to send-outs...  ;D This one is going well, though! I had to start over because I made a very silly mistake, but I think I have everything I need now.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on August 21, 2013 04:45:43 AM
eek... your all so organised :-\ ive managed 2 and a half pieces :-\
 i decided to push myself and try a craft that was new to me today which ive always wanted to have a go at ;D im no further through my list but i think my practice piece came out pretty well  (i avoided serious injury too - always a bonus :P) so im feeling pleased with myself


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 21, 2013 10:05:41 AM
I did a ton of research yesterday on a certain project I want to tackle for this swap.  I am feeling a bit more confident that I can actually do said project now.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on August 21, 2013 12:17:54 PM
busy crafting bee



(weekly check in :) )


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on August 21, 2013 12:32:40 PM
Well, I've made some more progress. I finished up a medium yesterday and am partway through another small!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 21, 2013 12:55:38 PM
I've restarted a large. The first one just doesn't seem to be quite right to me, so I'm going to try to prevent that one thing from happening this time around.

I think I need to straighten my craft room up too. Yesterday I was going in circles bouncing from project to project, and not accomplishing much actual work. I need to have everything organized just right so I can craft, so straightening will be my next project. Anyone who wants to come help with that job is more than welcome :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 21, 2013 04:32:24 PM
I've restarted a large. The first one just doesn't seem to be quite right to me, so I'm going to try to prevent that one thing from happening this time around.

I think I need to straighten my craft room up too. Yesterday I was going in circles bouncing from project to project, and not accomplishing much actual work. I need to have everything organized just right so I can craft, so straightening will be my next project. Anyone who wants to come help with that job is more than welcome :D
hahaha i was in the middle of "straightening:" up my craft room last night when my husband walked in to say he was going to bed and it looked like a war zone...

Its hard to convince someone you're tidying up when it always gets messier first and then you go to bed leaving it like that.  Makes it even harder to justify more bought craftstuff...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 21, 2013 08:49:40 PM
It's been really hot here lately, so I've been in an I-want-it-to-be-Christmas-time-right-NOW mood.  Plus, the kids at school are driving me nuts an I want a break! Haha!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 22, 2013 04:44:31 AM
I had to redo a portion of my large... so Cookie Monster is bactracked.  I did however get som ______ last week in a great pattern to make another large, and some other supplies for some mediums and smalls.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 22, 2013 06:20:56 AM
I had to redo a portion of my large... so Cookie Monster is bactracked.  I did however get som ______ last week in a great pattern to make another large, and some other supplies for some mediums and smalls.

I'm going to have to redo one of my mediums.  Husband keeps telling me it's great and it just kept bugging me so we're totally giving in and just going to do another one!  But I have a few smalls done and am laying the groundwork for one of my larges - it's something I have never done before and would never attempt on my own but my mother has crazy awesome skills so she'll be assisting me to make sure we get it right!!

Also worked last night on what was supposed to be a small (and still will be, I'm just too much of a novice at this particular craft to actually do it in a reasonable time frame) and worked on it until my hands were cramping up, lol!

I had no idea how much I miss swapping.  Receiving stuff is great but I really enjoy knowing that something I'm putting so much time and effort in is going to be appreciated.  My mom is the only person in my family and my husband's family that really gets crafting.  Everyone else sort of takes handmade gifts and they may or may not like it but would have been just as satisfied with something from the mall.  Which I think was sort of killing my spirit, so it feels so good to be back to swapping with people who love that something was made just for them!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 22, 2013 10:18:56 AM
I have one small done... and I'll probably add to it a dozen times before it's all over  ;D In the meantime, I'm a librarian and we just opened our HUGE new library, and today is the first day of classes. So I will probably be more craft-productive after things settle a bit!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 22, 2013 12:16:16 PM
Oh how fun to work in a new library!

The large I restarted is turning out much better this time around. The first one turned out looking good but wasn't 'functional' like I wanted. Yay!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on August 22, 2013 01:48:56 PM
Been playing around a bit with some of the smalls, testing out different methods.... It's been a busy week, so I haven't gotten as much done as I would've liked, but at least I've had some progress!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 22, 2013 04:59:00 PM
rockmygypsysoul, I totally hear you on loving to craft for people who "get it"! I love crafting for friends and family but I sometimes feel like they don't understand just how much time and effort and love go into it. So, when I do a swap, I get this extra kick knowing that my partner knows just how it feels and they like what I do, and I love what they do.  ;)
It's a totally fantastic feeling.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 22, 2013 05:34:22 PM
rockmygypsysoul, I totally hear you on loving to craft for people who "get it"! I love crafting for friends and family but I sometimes feel like they don't understand just how much time and effort and love go into it. So, when I do a swap, I get this extra kick knowing that my partner knows just how it feels and they like what I do, and I love what they do.  ;)
It's a totally fantastic feeling.

I have that feeling too.  I want to craft for family but sometimes i feel like they think its a rip off to receive something handmade than bought.  On the other hand my most precious received things are personal and handmade.  My best ever birthday present was when both my parents asked me what I wanted for my birthday about 7 yrs ago and i asked them to write down their life stories for me.  Both my mum and dad did it for me - my dad even typed it on little pieces of paper and put it into a book for me.  Mum wrote a little novel!  Best present EVER!! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 22, 2013 05:50:02 PM
rockmygypsysoul, I totally hear you on loving to craft for people who "get it"! I love crafting for friends and family but I sometimes feel like they don't understand just how much time and effort and love go into it. So, when I do a swap, I get this extra kick knowing that my partner knows just how it feels and they like what I do, and I love what they do.  ;)
It's a totally fantastic feeling.

I have that feeling too.  I want to craft for family but sometimes i feel like they think its a rip off to receive something handmade than bought.  On the other hand my most precious received things are personal and handmade.  My best ever birthday present was when both my parents asked me what I wanted for my birthday about 7 yrs ago and i asked them to write down their life stories for me.  Both my mum and dad did it for me - my dad even typed it on little pieces of paper and put it into a book for me.  Mum wrote a little novel!  Best present EVER!! :)

Precisely!  In fact, my MIL and sister both like handmade stuff - but not handmade by me.  To them it really only has value if I bought it; I don't even tell them when I swap for something since they won't value it as much.  Which, as we all know, is absolutely ludicrous.  So now I still make their gifts but I don't put much time or energy into them (which is sometimes really hard to do since I still want it to be perfect!) but I'd rather put my time and energy into swap packages or gifts for those people who really value them!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 22, 2013 06:24:31 PM
rockmygypsysoul, I totally hear you on loving to craft for people who "get it"! I love crafting for friends and family but I sometimes feel like they don't understand just how much time and effort and love go into it. So, when I do a swap, I get this extra kick knowing that my partner knows just how it feels and they like what I do, and I love what they do.  ;)
It's a totally fantastic feeling.

I have that feeling too.  I want to craft for family but sometimes i feel like they think its a rip off to receive something handmade than bought.  On the other hand my most precious received things are personal and handmade.  My best ever birthday present was when both my parents asked me what I wanted for my birthday about 7 yrs ago and i asked them to write down their life stories for me.  Both my mum and dad did it for me - my dad even typed it on little pieces of paper and put it into a book for me.  Mum wrote a little novel!  Best present EVER!! :)

Precisely!  In fact, my MIL and sister both like handmade stuff - but not handmade by me.  To them it really only has value if I bought it; I don't even tell them when I swap for something since they won't value it as much.  Which, as we all know, is absolutely ludicrous.  So now I still make their gifts but I don't put much time or energy into them (which is sometimes really hard to do since I still want it to be perfect!) but I'd rather put my time and energy into swap packages or gifts for those people who really value them!

Hehehe its so nice to know that someone on the other side of the world feels the same way as me. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on August 22, 2013 06:31:02 PM
Starting four of the smalls this week.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 22, 2013 07:56:17 PM
I totally agree with you gals about crafting for people who love receiving handmade items. The last couple years I've learned the few people who I gift exchange with who don't like crafted items, so that's ok, I'd rather buy for them if that's what they prefer. But the ones who do like receiving handmade items, yay for Both of us! Swapping is even better sometimes because you know that the person on the receiving end is looking forward to getting some specially made gifts. Making something special for someone makes me really happy and excited and nervous and yet very comfortable because its almost personal, like you are crafting your own ideas into that specialness.

I have items from swaps that I use daily or seasonally, things that decorate my shelves, things that I pull out occasionally...they all give me the warm fuzziez because someone put a lot of work into making something just for li'l ol' me :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on August 22, 2013 11:14:07 PM
I know that its hard seeing items your put time and effort into go unappreciated. I"m here with my niece and I can see all of the items I've made her strewn around the house going un-played with. Most of the items I can't see at all.

I hurts when you try to do something special and the people receiving it complain about it.

I've at least gotten to read to her a bit and share a stuffie I got from a swap. Somehow it hurts less hearing my family insult the stuffie, calling it ugly and mocking its unicorness, since I"m not the one who made it.

Thank you craftster for appreciating, and loving, and helping me give things and make something special even if its for a stranger :D.




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 23, 2013 08:03:13 AM
Yeah, it does suck... maybe that's also why I enjoy swapping.  I think it takes someone who also does handiwork to appreciate the effort that goes into something handcrafted; it's such a shame we live in a world where there is so much cheap consumer goods.  not only does it devalue goods and make people not appreciate the handmade or unique,  but it also takes advantage oflabour in parts of the world and forces them to work in dangerous work plces, or takes advantagenof women and children as part of a cheap Labour pool.

Anyways, I think some friends and family have realized how much goes into what I make.  We do see them around homes, so that makes me happy.

Cookie Monster is finished!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 23, 2013 08:14:02 AM
Haha, I've mostly just decided to live in my own world and give handmade gifts or nothing.  I think people have decided they'd rather get *something* instead of *nothing.*


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 23, 2013 11:33:57 AM
hmmm, I do think I can live with those options too!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 23, 2013 11:38:30 AM
Cookie Monster is finished!

SCORE!!

I think the fact that not only are we starting a Christmas swap in August but also that so many of us have made stuff for it already is also why I love craftster - people in my life (non-crafters) simply don't understand when I tell them I'm making stuff for Christmas in April.  But we understand  8)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 23, 2013 01:32:42 PM
I love making things but get so nervous about giving them..

Anyway, I'm still doing and trying new stuff along the way.

I have started a smallish item, it will take me longer because it's not my core skill, but I think know Nina will like it.

I am loving the challenge of thinking up ideas.  My large items are not thought out yet, which is a little concerning but I will get there. Something is forming slowly in the back of my mind.

Anyway, I am checking in for this week because I don't think I did and for next week, because I am on holiday and although I may check in, I may also be chilling and looking for spanish inspiration.

 ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 23, 2013 01:34:26 PM
Last year I gave something handmade along with a little store bought something to my family.  That seemed to work well!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 23, 2013 07:42:45 PM
LOL - I have a running Christmas list - the moment I am finished for the current year (making, shopping, wrapping, giving - it all has different colours to mark what stage I am at), I start the next years list.  I have to admit that Craftster has wreaked havoc on my Christmas planning for real life - it's way more fun to craft for you guys!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 23, 2013 08:38:54 PM
I love making things but get so nervous about giving them..


I understand this problem... have a similar problem except that mine is I'm afraid to sell anything and would rather give it away.

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 24, 2013 10:14:24 AM
I've done all handmade Christmases twice and while it felt awesome to do it and I think the recipients were pleased...it was a lot of hard work and time to risk on folks who generally don't care for handmade.  I'm focusing my energies on those who get it. 

Speaking of...still no progress on this swap as far as actual crafting since I'm still working on Aria's comic con costumes.  Yes...you read that right...costumes as in plural.  She roped me into one for each day although technically one of them is also her Halloween costume.  Anyhow, that is coming up in a month.  As I wrap it up I'll switch gears and focus on this swap.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 24, 2013 02:23:05 PM
Ren! Have a great holiday! Going to Spain? JeAlous!!! I love Spain!!
I just finished a ______ with the coolest _____ that I reckon you're just gonna love. So much so I reckon I'll make one for myself! One medium down! Did some intersting research based on your questionnaire. Learning new things myself from you!! This is what I LOVE about craft swaps!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 24, 2013 02:42:04 PM
Woah, I just finished one too. just a small but it was a new challenge for me. I am really excited by it.

I don't know how you guys 'do' Christmas in Aus, what with the lack of snow and winteryness, but I have been amusing myself with that contrast. (Although, it doesn't take much to amuse me on silliness).

I have been researching this evening and I have a large planned, I am so excited for this but won't start 'til I get back.

2 days to my holiday - unfortunately, I have work to do before I leave because I didn't get a chance to finish on Friday (damn people being off unexpectedly).  I am so looking forward to it, I have only had a couple of days off this year! ??? Busy times.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on August 24, 2013 03:19:38 PM
I don't know if I checked in this week, but I've made some progress! 4 smalls and 1 1/2 mediums are done! I've been attempting to finish up my half finished stuff so I'll feel like I accomplished more. haha. My larges are saved for last, as I'll actually have to go buy an excess amount of supplies for them (I'm making doubles of both larges for myself ^_^).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 24, 2013 03:33:22 PM
I don't know if I checked in this week, but I've made some progress! 4 smalls and 1 1/2 mediums are done! I've been attempting to finish up my half finished stuff so I'll feel like I accomplished more. haha. My larges are saved for last, as I'll actually have to go buy an excess amount of supplies for them (I'm making doubles of both larges for myself ^_^).

Hmmm....I am very curious.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on August 24, 2013 03:59:02 PM
I'm doing a 99.99999% crafted Christmas this year! I'm hoping that by making the same (or similar) things for large groups, I can save a lot of money. We'll see about that...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on August 24, 2013 05:18:16 PM
I have mixed results with crafting for Christmas. My side of the family totally love it and love getting handmade. My husband's side of the family would mostly rather have a gift card or something store bought. So for the most part, I now focus my craftiness on those who I think will appreciate it, and just minimize the gift focus for the rest.

I'm also using this swap as a sneaky self-motivator. My partner and I have a ton in common, so pretty much everything I'm making to send I'm making in double and someone in my life is getting the second one. So I'm making progress on my Christmas list while marking off items for her! Sweet!   :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on August 24, 2013 07:29:34 PM
Weekly check in for me.  Still nothing but a list here but I still have plenty of time.   Ideas and supplies are there just lacking time right now.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on August 24, 2013 07:32:43 PM
I'm almost done with my list! And I'm off work for a week and a half on vacation. Let the crafting begin!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on August 25, 2013 05:37:51 AM
Crafting, crafting, crafting away. I think I'm making something out of this world ... but no more hints :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on August 25, 2013 07:31:28 AM
still dont know about large items, but i'm having a blast digging through books and the web for xmas ideas!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on August 25, 2013 09:46:53 AM
Crafting, crafting, crafting away. I think I'm making something out of this world ... but no more hints :)

Woot! This is so much fun!
Not much crafting here this weekend as I'm prepping classes like crazy, but I've made quite a dent already, so that's alright. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on August 25, 2013 03:53:27 PM
I don't know if I checked in this week, but I've made some progress! 4 smalls and 1 1/2 mediums are done! I've been attempting to finish up my half finished stuff so I'll feel like I accomplished more. haha. My larges are saved for last, as I'll actually have to go buy an excess amount of supplies for them (I'm making doubles of both larges for myself ^_^).

Hmmm....I am very curious.  :)


Well, I think the rule is that you have to wait! ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 25, 2013 08:29:47 PM
I have mixed results with crafting for Christmas. My side of the family totally love it and love getting handmade. My husband's side of the family would mostly rather have a gift card or something store bought. So for the most part, I now focus my craftiness on those who I think will appreciate it, and just minimize the gift focus for the rest.

I'm also using this swap as a sneaky self-motivator. My partner and I have a ton in common, so pretty much everything I'm making to send I'm making in double and someone in my life is getting the second one. So I'm making progress on my Christmas list while marking off items for her! Sweet!   :D

I started crafting Christmas gifts to save money and crafted all of our families gifts but little by little I've stopped crafting for those I didn't feel appreciated what I made and now I only craft for certain special people (Spidermom included  :-*) I don't let it get to me because I make awesome stuff,  ;D. Some people are always going to be Walmart gift people, and we should feel sorry for them te he he.

I always cut and sew more than one of something, the cutting is the pain in the butt so it's great to get a few done in one go, even if I have to stop half way through the extras, I can always whip them out the night before I need them if I'm organised that is  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 25, 2013 08:32:05 PM
still dont know about large items, but i'm having a blast digging through books and the web for xmas ideas!

Lol me too, found some great ideas in my crafty library, just need to weed out the best ideas and get crackerlacking, oh and fabric, I mean I have tons but maybe I need just a teensy bit more for this swap!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on August 25, 2013 08:58:38 PM
I started crafting Christmas gifts to save money and crafted all of our families gifts but little by little I've stopped crafting for those I didn't feel appreciated what I made and now I only craft for certain special people (Spidermom included  :-*) I don't let it get to me because I make awesome stuff,  ;D. Some people are always going to be Walmart gift people, and we should feel sorry for them te he he.

This made me smile! ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 26, 2013 12:28:42 AM
Woah, I just finished one too. just a small but it was a new challenge for me. I am really excited by it.

I don't know how you guys 'do' Christmas in Aus, what with the lack of snow and winteryness, but I have been amusing myself with that contrast. (Although, it doesn't take much to amuse me on silliness).

I have been researching this evening and I have a large planned, I am so excited for this but won't start 'til I get back.

2 days to my holiday - unfortunately, I have work to do before I leave because I didn't get a chance to finish on Friday (damn people being off unexpectedly).  I am so looking forward to it, I have only had a couple of days off this year! ??? Busy times.

Have a great holiday!  enjoy the rest!!  :)  We "do" Christmas with sweat, seafood and sun ;)  its funny how you just take things for granted here like a bbq is a good idea for Christmas time as well as time at the beach :)  OOh a large - how exciting!!  im still working on yours.  Another medium in the process ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 26, 2013 12:46:44 AM
Thank you Nina, am sat in Bristol airport eating my brekkie  :D

I had another plan this morning, added it to the list, so excited for when I get back to start that one!  Out that I am wishing my hols away.

Have fun crafty divas.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 26, 2013 09:38:38 AM
I have started buying supplies for this swap! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on August 26, 2013 11:05:56 AM
I came back from the wedding and dozens of supplies arrived in the mail while I was gone. I spent yesterday sorting through everything and organizing them so I can use them to make lovelies for the swap.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on August 26, 2013 12:00:12 PM
I started crafting Christmas gifts to save money and crafted all of our families gifts but little by little I've stopped crafting for those I didn't feel appreciated what I made and now I only craft for certain special people (Spidermom included  :-*) I don't let it get to me because I make awesome stuff,  ;D. Some people are always going to be Walmart gift people, and we should feel sorry for them te he he.

This made me smile! ;D

This totally made me smile, too. :-) I think this is the year I am going to start doing that. Then I can focus on a smaller number of gifts and just make them more awesome.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on August 26, 2013 03:14:11 PM
weekly check in


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 26, 2013 04:51:51 PM
I started crafting Christmas gifts to save money and crafted all of our families gifts but little by little I've stopped crafting for those I didn't feel appreciated what I made and now I only craft for certain special people (Spidermom included  :-*) I don't let it get to me because I make awesome stuff,  ;D. Some people are always going to be Walmart gift people, and we should feel sorry for them te he he.

This made me smile! ;D

This totally made me smile, too. :-) I think this is the year I am going to start doing that. Then I can focus on a smaller number of gifts and just make them more awesome.

Yep give the peasants what they want! No point wasting good crafting time and supplies when a pair of shop bought socks would do  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 26, 2013 09:09:19 PM
I started crafting Christmas gifts to save money and crafted all of our families gifts but little by little I've stopped crafting for those I didn't feel appreciated what I made and now I only craft for certain special people (Spidermom included  :-*) I don't let it get to me because I make awesome stuff,  ;D. Some people are always going to be Walmart gift people, and we should feel sorry for them te he he.

This made me smile! ;D


This totally made me smile, too. :-) I think this is the year I am going to start doing that. Then I can focus on a smaller number of gifts and just make them more awesome.

Yep give the peasants what they want! No point wasting good crafting time and supplies when a pair of shop bought socks would do  ;D
I reckon!! :)  The only thing is i make an exception for kids.  When i was younger i didnt know how precious handmade things were until i got older.  Now i love those few things i have, So giving handmade things to kids is something i still do ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 26, 2013 10:20:21 PM
I have done several related smalls.  I am not happy with one though, thinking on it.  I am planning to make another large item in a couple of weeks.  This week will be a write off as we are having a big BBQ at our place this coming weekend and all my days off will likely be consumed with the prep for that.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 26, 2013 10:39:24 PM
I have done several related smalls.  I am not happy with one though, thinking on it.  I am planning to make another large item in a couple of weeks.  This week will be a write off as we are having a big BBQ at our place this coming weekend and all my days off will likely be consumed with the prep for that.

Whereas now that I am fully ready to ship my Sweat Shoppe Swap items and two of my three outstanding Ongoing Wish Swap packages are going out, I can get back on track with your items this week!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on August 27, 2013 07:13:30 AM
Not much crafting here yet this week; I had Sunday/Monday/Today off from work unexpectedly but was sick yesterday.  I did buy some supplies Sunday though.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 27, 2013 01:54:44 PM
Just got back from an amazing cabin camping trip in the Umpqua National Forest.  Thinking about cracking out the sewing machine and maybe whipping up something small for Breegy.  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 27, 2013 05:10:32 PM
Last night i finished my first ever _____!  It turned out nicely. ;)  onto the next project!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on August 27, 2013 08:12:28 PM
Camping tomorrow until Monday evening.  Don't always have a reliable signal but will check the boards if I can. 

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 28, 2013 03:13:19 AM
Finished another medium!;) I love this excuse to craft!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on August 28, 2013 07:21:24 AM
I started on one of my large items today! = ] I'm excited about the way it's turning out!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on August 28, 2013 10:50:35 AM
Still working on a large! Ok, this might be taking a little more than 3 hours.  :D But I think it'll be worth it - I love how it's turning out! I'm making a similar ____ for my little sister, so now the two ______s are _____ing around on my desk. I expect it looks pretty funny to anyone walking by.... Two ____ _____s!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 28, 2013 12:14:53 PM
I am sitting, waiting for OH, with a nice chilled glass of cava.

Barcelona is fun, been wandering around loads and tomorrow am off to the Picasso museum. I didnt bring any crafts for this swap, but have been getting on with a crochet tunic top for me. Autumn will be here far too quickly and I need warm clothes.

Can't wait to get back into the swap stuff, got so much to do!

Adios.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on August 28, 2013 01:35:06 PM
Just had a great idea for a Large and I have the main fabric already in the perfect colour. Hope I can pull it off  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 28, 2013 04:08:44 PM
I am sitting, waiting for OH, with a nice chilled glass of cava.

Barcelona is fun, been wandering around loads and tomorrow am off to the Picasso museum. I didnt bring any crafts for this swap, but have been getting on with a crochet tunic top for me. Autumn will be here far too quickly and I need warm clothes.

Can't wait to get back into the swap stuff, got so much to do!

Adios.
Enjoy Barca and the arty stuff!  So much inspiration in one place :)  Make sure you posta pic of the crochet tunic when you're done!  i wanna see it! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 28, 2013 05:47:58 PM
I plan on working on some stuff this weekend.  I really want to get everything done early for this swap. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on August 28, 2013 06:13:17 PM
Plans are to finally get started on this swap with the long weekend.  Canceled plans to go to the lake as I have been working 15 to 16 hours all week.    Just need some down time to relax and craft.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on August 28, 2013 10:43:19 PM
DH goes back to school on the 3rd. I hope to start crafting then.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 28, 2013 10:51:35 PM
My mother who will be guiding me through something I've never done for one of my larges has surgery September 4th so I suppose I'll have to get it done this weekend  :D  Otherwise I will stress about it for sure even though she should be back in full form well before the send-off date.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 30, 2013 03:37:21 AM
Rockmygypsysoul, hope your mother's surgery goes well and that you get your large started in time.




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 30, 2013 07:32:23 AM
Rockmygypsysoul, hope your mother's surgery goes well and that you get your large started in time.




Thanks!  I actually talked with her yesterday and we will be doing it over the weekend so I'm super excited - I think onyxnox will really like it plus I get to craft alongside my mom which we pretty much never do.  I am a crafter, my mother is an artist  ;)

Yeah, her surgery is next week so I feel a little anxious just because, well, it's surgery.  She's having her lady bits attended to (hysterectomy) so it should be fairly routine and she's in great health so the surgery shouldn't be any problem at all - we're much more worried about how much she's going to hate having to just lay around like 3-4 weeks afterward! 

That said, there's always a little fear of course.  But we will do this project this weekend and then I can work on some actual Christmas stuff during her convalescence that I can take over and watch movies and just hang out with her.  It's nice since I work from home because I can spend some time during the day with her while my dad has just life stuff and then he'll be home for the evening and I can return home to my hubby.

I know this is a long response that's totally unmerited.  I'm just starting to get a bit anxious so that's how it comes out!  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 30, 2013 08:37:13 AM
What a blessing that you will be able to take care of her during the day <3 It is perfectly ok to talk it out here, sometimes that totally helps.

I'm still working on the large I'm re-doing. Going much slower this time but that is also giving me more time to make sure it comes out just right.

I still need some Christmas things from the craft store, can't wait until they start getting the holiday things in! Too bad they don't have a permanent Christmas department ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on August 30, 2013 09:23:23 AM
Thank goodness we can all shop online for Christmas goodies!  They just aren't on sale yet :(


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on August 30, 2013 12:45:38 PM
Been worrying a bit about the materials I was planning on using for some of the smalls... then, like divine intervention, my mom sends me a link to the perfect solution! ;D Now I just need to pick up some ____ (why don't I already have ____? ridiculous.) and I can get my craft on after work today! It helps that this is a quiet craft... I don't get home from work until about 10pm hehe.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on August 30, 2013 05:05:20 PM
Rockmygypsysoul, hope your mother's surgery goes well and that you get your large started in time.




Thanks!  I actually talked with her yesterday and we will be doing it over the weekend so I'm super excited - I think onyxnox will really like it plus I get to craft alongside my mom which we pretty much never do.  I am a crafter, my mother is an artist  ;)

Yeah, her surgery is next week so I feel a little anxious just because, well, it's surgery.  She's having her lady bits attended to (hysterectomy) so it should be fairly routine and she's in great health so the surgery shouldn't be any problem at all - we're much more worried about how much she's going to hate having to just lay around like 3-4 weeks afterward! 

That said, there's always a little fear of course.  But we will do this project this weekend and then I can work on some actual Christmas stuff during her convalescence that I can take over and watch movies and just hang out with her.  It's nice since I work from home because I can spend some time during the day with her while my dad has just life stuff and then he'll be home for the evening and I can return home to my hubby.

I know this is a long response that's totally unmerited.  I'm just starting to get a bit anxious so that's how it comes out!  ;)

that's like my sister when she had hers.  She had no idea how much she managed things around her until she had to let go and relax after her surgery.  Then she was pleasantly surprised by how well her kids helped out and did things well.  Hubby was good too, but let's face it, if something happened to her, he would have been clueless.   He hadn't even been to the bank himself in over 2 decades - she would check his wallet, and put cash in.  She also managed his office too.  He's lucky she's so honest and loving, os he could have been robbed blind! 

I am sure your mom will do fine, but of course you are going to worry.  We worried about Sue too, but she was fine also.  Just bored!

I picked a pattern of ........ that I think you will enjoy!  I am going to make a few smalls and maybe send half my package soon.  Cookie Monster takes up valuable real estate!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on August 30, 2013 05:15:18 PM
AHHHH YOU TEASE ME SO  :o

well my dad will do well - he actually does most of the housework now since he's anal and mom's creative and busy  :D  but that way he can have some time off since he likes to work out and volunteers at our church and whatnot plus they'll probably want to kill each other after that much time together nonstop.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 30, 2013 06:09:19 PM
I hope to doG I don't ever have to be bed ridden for any length of time.  I would be ROYALLY SCREWED!!!  Nothing, and I mean NOTHING would get done.  I would be left to rot.  All I am to anybody around here is the unpaid help. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on August 30, 2013 06:12:39 PM
I'm still getting stuff organized so I can find things and oh how I miss my craft room!!!!! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on August 31, 2013 12:41:57 AM
I hope to doG I don't ever have to be bed ridden for any length of time.  I would be ROYALLY SCREWED!!!  Nothing, and I mean NOTHING would get done.  I would be left to rot.  All I am to anybody around here is the unpaid help. 
If you needed your craftster friends we would be there to help you in a heart beat ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on August 31, 2013 05:49:24 AM
im not going to join the 'hired help' grumble because if i start i sharnt stop :-\
hope the op gos okay Rockmygypsysoul :) there is nothing more satisfying than crafting with family :)
my dad did this for me last weekend. a spoon ring! i wasnt sure it would even bend as it wasnt silver (think its nickle silver :-\ but no marks) but it did ;D so i shall be hunting around for a few more so i can actualy have a go




have been told the eagle stamp may be to do with American military but if any one knows more about vinhtage spoons id love to hear from you...

done well this week i think, trial run of my last two smalls went better than expected so ive oredered the supplies ;D
 im enjoying this swap its given me the boot in needed to actualy try a couple of differant crafts ive been wanting to have a go at for ages but never gotten round to


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on August 31, 2013 01:10:30 PM
Wow! I love the ring! Your dad did great work!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on August 31, 2013 01:16:39 PM
That ring is super cute!


On another note, I finished another medium today, I just need to go get it printed (my partner knows about this one). It took me way longer than two hours, but it was totally worth it, and I think her daughter is going to love it!

So that gets me to:
smalls: 4
mediums: 2 1/2
larges: 0

I'm pretty excited to hit the "halfway" mark!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on August 31, 2013 02:44:39 PM
@Breegy - halfway!  ;D - I have barely started

When I get back, I am on a mission.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on August 31, 2013 04:10:43 PM
Ahh, thank you so much ninjaballerina!!!  I worked in a medium I haven't worked in, in a long, long, long time.  It turned out so well, that it inspired me to do it again, for the vintage Halloween swap, which I'm also taking part in.  I think quaggy is going to LOVE it!!  I know I do!!! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on August 31, 2013 06:20:44 PM
The ring is super cool.

In other news, no crafted items yet...still gearing up for the comic con.  Aria's rogue costume is almost complete though. 
My list for Breegy keeps changing because she keeps pinning awesome stuff.  Heh. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on September 01, 2013 12:17:44 AM
Still nothing made here.... But lots of ideas! Things are still nutty, and I have two biggish swaps due in September, so I should be able to move on to this one soon!

(Oh wait, it's almost September!  Eeep!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 01, 2013 07:26:10 AM
I will arrive back in the UK tonight, hopefully topped up with crafty inspiration after my holiday.

Expect I will also need to haul my butt back down the gym.

 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 01, 2013 05:02:07 PM
No crafting for me this long weekend... my birthday is tomorrow so we had a party with the out-of-town friends last night / today, and family tomorrow. I'll have to get back at the crafting starting Tuesday!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 01, 2013 05:15:16 PM
No worrries Gotgrey!

I finished a small yeah!  Still making making making ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 01, 2013 07:08:32 PM
Happy Birthday Alexampersandra!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on September 01, 2013 10:20:06 PM
I hate myself every single time I go to Joann. Sooo...I think I managed to get all possible Joann supplies for this swap in one trip on Saturday. As soon as I get the post-wedding nonsense taken care of (thank you cards, trying to resell the linens, etc), I will start crafting, but for now everything I need is in a pile waiting.

Also, happy birthday Alexampersandra! Mine is the 5th. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on September 02, 2013 08:04:31 AM
Looks like we have a lot of Virgos crafting.  Mine is tomorrow the 3rd!  Happy Birthday all you September babies!!!!!

Started on my first project for this swap last night.  Its turning out pretty cute!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on September 02, 2013 08:08:57 AM
I put everything aside for awhile now that classes have started but I ordered some supplies :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 02, 2013 01:51:56 PM
Happy Birthday legatostroke and quaggy!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 02, 2013 02:10:29 PM
Happy birthdays  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 02, 2013 03:29:13 PM
Many happy returns of the day birthday peeps!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 02, 2013 07:39:21 PM
Thank you everyone  ;D Happy birthday to my birthday buddies too! I got no crafting done due to the party and the cleaning up afterwards, but now I can get back to it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 02, 2013 08:58:10 PM
happy birthday to all the lovely craftster birthdayesses :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 02, 2013 10:07:27 PM
So for everyone who has a sewing machine, what kind do you have?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on September 02, 2013 10:59:13 PM
Wow, I have a bit of catching up to do! 

First off, I just have to say that I cannot wait to see what Cookie Monster is! 

rlynn – I do hope you’ll share photos of the costumes with us!  You are a special kind of mom!

Oh, Renstar – I hope you are having a blast and finding inspiration on holiday!  Soooooo jealous!

quaggy, I have no idea how you keep the pace you do!  You are one hard working woman.  I think you need a holiday!
 
Sending warm thoughts your way, rockmygypsysoul!  It’s wonderful that you can be there for you mom during this.

I love that ring your dad made, maxxev!  Care to share any of his techniques?  I made some bent fork wall hooks for a swap a while back – wow, they were difficult!  I know there must be an easier way to manipulate the metal, I just tend to do things the most difficult way possible at first….

Love your avatar pic, breegy – we just did our second Color Run last weekend – way fun! 

Happy Birthday, fellow September babies!  There are quite a few of us – mine is the 16th.

And on to Cabin Arts' query:  Up until a few weeks ago, I worked on an older, very basic Singer that absolutely did not like me at all!  I was lucky enough to be partnered with quaggy in a Spell My Name Swap, and she inspired me to keep at it and try to improve my sewing skills.  Things came a long a smidge bit, but that machine and I were never going to be friends.  Just last month, Bernina had their 'Give and Get Back' promotion and I traded that baby in on a Bernina 350PE and fell in love!  It has been AMAZING!  Only now, I feel like I have to justify the purchase - so just about EVERYONE in the family is getting some sort of sewn or quilted Christmas gift this year.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on September 03, 2013 01:02:12 AM
Back from the long weekend. I'm preparing to learn a new skill to make something special for my partner.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on September 03, 2013 05:46:39 AM
Cabin Arts: I've got 3 sewing machines and 2 sergers.  My main sewing machine is a newer Singer, about 4 years old, my secondary machines are a 50-something year old Montgomery Wards machine I got from my grandma (sews through anything), and a 70's Kenmore I inherited when we bought our house this past year.  The sergers are a newer Singer, and my (other) grandmother's 25 year old Viking Husquvarna mothership of a serger I inherited from her when she died last fall.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 03, 2013 05:59:46 AM
couldn't tell you a thing about my sewing machine - which may indicate why I swap for sewn things a lot  :D

the project I worked on with my mom this weekend turned out really well (I think) so I have now completed:
1 large
2 mediums
3.5 smalls

and I have all the supplies ready for the rest of everything

so overall, coming along nicely I think (bearing in mind that I'm also doing a lot of swapping in the OWS and OHWS!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on September 03, 2013 08:12:16 AM
So for everyone who has a sewing machine, what kind do you have?

I have 3  ;D my basic Singer (great starter machine) my Brother (drop in bobbin so easy to use), but I recently invested in an Industrial Juki 555dl  It's probably over 30 years old it still cost me an arm and a leg but it is AMAZING! Anyone looking to make the move to more pro sewing should definitely try a Juki. Heard nothing but good reviews. Expensive and worth it. ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on September 03, 2013 08:28:43 AM
I have a Singer that I bought on Craigslist for $25!  Not sure the model but it works just fine for the simple sewing projects I do.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on September 03, 2013 09:02:44 AM
Lets see. The machine I use is a Brother E6000i and and I love it!! I started on a very basic singer and it, like others have said, never got along with me. So, I bought my Brother and we've been family ever since  ;D.


In craftiness, I'm putting this swap on hold for 3 or 4 days. I need to finish my B2H swap since it sends out sooner (still a month away) and I like to send with plenty of time. I'm almost done with the large item for that swap and should finish it today or tomorrow. The medium and small for it will only take me to the weekend to complete. Yay!! If one turns out the way I anticipate it will, CabinArts may (or may not, who knows?!) get something in a similar vein  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on September 03, 2013 09:40:59 AM
I had a brother machine I got from craigslist. When it broke I got a new brother machine


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on September 03, 2013 10:10:20 AM
I have three sewing machines and I would have 103 if I had the room because I love them all. I have a 1904 Singer, a Singer I bought in 1976, and a new Jenome that I got for Christmas two years ago. I also inherited a sewing machine when I moved into my house but I passed it on to someone who made costumes and didn't own a machine. It was hard to let go, but she needed it much more than I did  :D
I forgot, I also have a Singer serger that I got on CL and haven't had the courage to try yet.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on September 03, 2013 11:10:31 AM

I love that ring your dad made, maxxev!  Care to share any of his techniques?  I made some bent fork wall hooks for a swap a while back – wow, they were difficult!  I know there must be an easier way to manipulate the metal, I just tend to do things the most difficult way possible at first….

i chose the ring not only for the design but because i hoped there might be silver in it as silver is easy (apparently) to bend and because unlike a lot of the other highly decorated handles it was quite thin :-\
he cut it to length then trapped one end between a vice and (i dont know what its called...its a solid metal bar but its tappered :-\) with cloth to protect it then began to hit the other end around with a rubber ended mallet. he just went slow with frequent trips to the kitchen to heat it above a gas flame on the stove 'to relieve the stress' and make it more pliable (he didnt heat until it was glowing just kept passing it through the flames for a few mins)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on September 03, 2013 11:17:08 AM
That sounds just about like the process I used, except I had a heat gun and a propane torch in the garage with me.  I wonder if it was the materials I used - the types of flatware?  It's hard to come by silver pieces around here anymore.  I literally put blood (lots), sweat and a few frustrated angry tears into that project.  Cured me of the desire to try the rings..........but I do love them so!  I may have to start searching for some silver pieces....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 03, 2013 11:22:14 AM
I finished what I consider a small item over the weekend.  I started on another project.  Still need to finish 3 other projects that are half way finished. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on September 03, 2013 11:45:11 AM
I finished what I consider a small item over the weekend.  I started on another project.  Still need to finish 3 other projects that are half way finished. 

All this productivity is making me feel like a bit of a slacker!  But I've acquired some new supplies and a new 'tool' that I'm excited to put to good use this weekend.  I love when swaps inspire me to try a new technique. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 03, 2013 12:41:48 PM
I own 3 machines.

An old electric Jones 641 (or is it a 640?), basic stitches

A Manual Jones that I got off freecycle a few years ago when the electric was needing a service and I couldn't afford it. My friend is borrowing this one at the moment

And I recently bought a new Janome which I love  ;D

@Glasskicker - came back to the real world with a bump yesterday - back to work and busy as a bee.  Too much to do in a short space of time - aggghhh.

But the holiday was so inspiring, ideas are forming. Just need time and energy  :)




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on September 03, 2013 02:15:35 PM
Checking in with a little update! My list for all the days is done, I found the patterns I needed and I bought a few supplies! I'm now ready to start crafting!

Also, I was disappointed that there wasn't Christmas things yet in the stores I went to.  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 03, 2013 03:05:18 PM
I have a sewing machine, but I don't know much of anything about it. My family has a sign shop, and we make a LOT of banners. We print them, then sew hems on the edges for sturdiness. We started with a normal, typical, home sewing machine, then learned that we needed a more heavy-duty machine intended to handle heavy vinyl banner material all day, every day. So a little over a year ago, I decided to learn how to sew, and I inherited the first machine, and my stepmom taught me what to do with it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on September 03, 2013 05:20:10 PM
Sewing machines....way to many of them and only one really works. I've got the one I received for high school graduation, one I borrowed from my step mother, another one that's older and is missing one part, an older one from the fifties that I just got, my mother's that I have to uncover and a serger that may or may not be in my house because my mother says it is and I say it's at her house.
And then the Wal-Mart special that mostly works.

Yes I'm behind in answering questions but school has stated and I might get something done!
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on September 03, 2013 06:37:58 PM
So I've finally started crafting!  I got 2 mediums done today, and one small has been done for a little while.  I got all the supplies for one of the larges, and I'm still deciding what the other large will be.
This swap is sort of mixed up with all my other projects; Ive got a Renaissance Faire costume to finish for my husband for the end of the month and a craft fair to stock up for the middle of November.  Making lists is my friend in all of this!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 03, 2013 09:38:54 PM
I'm totally drooling over some of these machines! I have 3, two Singers about 5 and 10 years old and an old treadle that I adore. I also have a serger that I got a few months ago but haven't even gotten it out of the box yet. I keep telling dh that I need another craft room so I can have all my machines set up ;)

Audania1 now you have me extra curious! :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on September 04, 2013 10:21:31 AM
I have a couple of sewing machines stashed away in my mom's closets back in PA, but the ones I brought with me on my move to New York were my Singer serger and the old, gorgeous Singer my grandma's been holding onto for me. The first time I used it was for my first swap and it sews like a dream.

In crafting news, the weather has gotten so pleasant over the past few days, which always puts me in a crafting mood. Hoping to get through a few smalls and a medium in the next week!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on September 04, 2013 02:40:06 PM
Okay, maybe I should have done this before I signed up for this swap but I just checked out the previous MINI 12 Days of Christmas swap galleries and now I am getting nervous. The sheer bounty of the packages has already given me swap anxiety and I haven't even started crafting yet. I know in the end it will work out cuz I have put together a few spoiler packages of my own, but I will be making a list and checking it twice to be sure I live up to expectations.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on September 04, 2013 09:40:31 PM
A little bit jelly of all these amazing machines.  I've been coveting one of those old Singer Featherweight machines - I know they only do straight stitch, but they do it so well, and they are so darn adorable!

Not too worry, CraftsUnderground!  I'm sure you've got something absolutely amazing coming together!  Swap anxiety does tend to run a bit high when you browse those amazing galleries, doesn't it? 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on September 05, 2013 03:38:21 AM
Glasskicker, you bet I will show the costumes off.  :)  I'm currently working on her Wasp costume.  Color blocking so much color blocking.  Heh.

As for sewing machines...I was a part of the Bernina series and I wound up buying the machine so its the one I use.  I also still have my Janome Magnolia and I have a cheapie Brother Lock serger.  :)



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 05, 2013 05:23:04 AM
I think my machine is a Singer.  My husband bought it for me a few years ago as a b-day gift, after the one I bought off of craigslist quit working right.  Before those two, I had the machine my mother used for years.  But, it died.  I'm done crafting for this swap, as far as I have every  day covered, but, I will continue to craft for this swap. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on September 05, 2013 07:07:52 PM
I have some great ideas and just need to pull my finger out  ;) I've been stressing over smalls but  I have my Mediums and Larges all planned out. ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on September 05, 2013 10:52:41 PM
I have a cheap Brother that I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with. I love having it, because it works and it's way better than sewing by hand, but it's a pain to use and doesn't have many features.

In crafting news, I'm still working on this large! I think I'm going to have to set it aside for a bit and knock out some mediums and smalls this week, just so I feel like I'm making progress. :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 05, 2013 11:24:47 PM
well my experimental large fell flat.  actually, i really like how it turned out but the colors aren't what they were supposed to be and aren't what my partner likes.  so back to the drawing board (or more accurately the page and a half list i made of everything that my partner does and doesn't like!)..


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on September 06, 2013 05:59:08 AM
still here

mom is doing a craft show/fair saturday so i have been helping her gets things ready for it

well have to go get some needed supplies



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 06, 2013 12:12:02 PM
I am thinking.. thinking... thinking about my next large.   Sometimes I overthink things.  Also, I have to remember that my cousin's wedding is next weekend.  Mom will kill me if I forget! 

We went exploring a corner of our community we have ignored for years, and discovered a great Italian pizza restorante, a historical cemetary, and a quilting/sewing store where I can get my machine serviced.  It needs a good cleaning out, but will have to wait until after this swap!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 06, 2013 12:25:28 PM
I have a large planned and am soo excited about getting started tomorrow.  (Not tonight - first week back at work, need wine)



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on September 06, 2013 06:29:08 PM
I knocked out a big part of one large today.  I also got new glasses today after not really wearing any, so the whole day I've been adjusting to new sight.  Thankfully it didn't affect my sewing ability any. ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on September 06, 2013 08:20:27 PM
Reading GlassKicker's post, I found myself going "ohhhhhhhh that's what it's called." The machine my grandma gave me is a Singer Featherweight… just couldn't remember what the specific name was until I saw that! :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on September 06, 2013 11:35:03 PM
Still learning my craft

and supplies are coming in.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on September 07, 2013 05:50:07 AM
A bit behind in posting life is still crazy here still doing 14 hour work days and going in on the weekends to try and get ahead.

The machine I was using prior to my newest is a Montgomery Wards.  A great machine with all metal gears, need to get it in the shop though, it locked up and I went and bought a Kenmore which I love since I was in the middle of a swap and needed to finish an item.  I also have a baby lock that I have never used and last Christmas I got a Brother PE-770 for embroidery but have yet to use it.

Over Thanksgiving break I will be moving my craft room from my smallest bedroom to the 3rd bedroom which is quite a bit larger so I can hardly wait to not feel so cluttered. 

1 project completed, I am a slacker too but not because of being lazy, it called being over worked at my job.   Things will slow down and then I can start cranking out gotgrey's goodies!!!!!   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on September 07, 2013 09:33:11 AM
i have a Singer Precision 7444 that my sister lanikins gifted me when she upgraded to a fancy machine :)
so far its a pretty good starter machine...but i have heard so many good things about the Brother machines that i find myself checking them out!  ah well, i new machine is probably years down the road for me anyway!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on September 07, 2013 10:58:50 AM
I just realized I might not have checked in for a while.  I'm here! Still not crafting yet... This weekend looks like it will be rainy here, though, so maybe it would be a food opportunity to get started!

P.S. I have no sewing machine, so I can't add my two cents...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on September 07, 2013 12:24:29 PM
I'm taking a much needed break from crafting this weekend to work on flyers for events coming up at our college. I feel like a slacker for not crafting, but in reality I'm getting a lot done already.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on September 07, 2013 08:15:13 PM
I'm trying to bust out some sewing jobs so I can dedicate more time to the Larges.

Anyone reccommend any good Christmas craft books? I'm loving "Christmas crafting in no time", it's so beautiful I find myself wanting to make everything in it, until I remember my Embroidery skills are decidedly lacking   :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 08, 2013 06:23:14 AM
I've only got 1 more project to finish. I uncovered it the other day, when I was cleaning, and organizing my craft room.  It's half finished.  I got a little bit of work done on it yesterday.  I finished a different project for this swap though. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on September 08, 2013 07:16:55 AM
I've only got 1 more project to finish. I uncovered it the other day, when I was cleaning, and organizing my craft room.  It's half finished.  I got a little bit of work done on it yesterday.  I finished a different project for this swap though. 

Wow I am impressed!  Still just one item complete here.  Finishing up another swap package today I hope.  Fixing to head in to work for a few hours.  Hoping I can really get going on this one soon!!!!  All supplies and ideas are just laying there waiting for time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 08, 2013 01:57:48 PM
I got one project almost done.  It's waiting for a _, then I'll be finished w/it.  I hope you like everything quaggy.  I tried so hard to craft to your likes. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on September 08, 2013 05:20:07 PM
Everything has been planned and I've started knocking out the easy stuff. I have little piles for each project on my table which motivates me because I hate a cluttered table, haha. I've got a few of my own projects hanging out in there as well. Less progress than I expected this weekend but I do have 5 days done.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on September 09, 2013 04:12:01 AM
Still working . . .


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on September 09, 2013 07:10:00 AM
I'm still trucking along.  ;D Amost done with my B2H swap and will be able to get the ball rolling again on this one today. I'm looking to get a small and medium started and at least one of them finished before the day is out. Woohoo!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on September 09, 2013 08:53:39 AM
I have a ton of supplies I just need to get my Halloween swap finished then I will focus on this one as it will be the only swap I'm still crafting for.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on September 09, 2013 04:03:21 PM
So you get the list together of what you are going to make and then its like.... wow, that list is crazy long so I have to make it smaller but you keep thinking of all the things you could make and the list grows even longer... and you figure that you should write it all down so you can check things off and might help so you do that and really get down to where your list is more manageable.....


and then you can't remember where you put the freaking list!!!!

some days are just better than others.
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on September 09, 2013 04:18:01 PM
So you get the list together of what you are going to make and then its like.... wow, that list is crazy long so I have to make it smaller but you keep thinking of all the things you could make and the list grows even longer... and you figure that you should write it all down so you can check things off and might help so you do that and really get down to where your list is more manageable.....


and then you can't remember where you put the freaking list!!!!

some days are just better than others.
-pj

Hehe!  Don't I know it!   ;)  In my case, the list just keeps growing and growing and growing!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 10, 2013 12:01:50 PM
Haha, I have my list on Evernote.  Then I can update it no matter what device I am on when inspiration strikes!!

In fact, I even have a sub-list for one of my items!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on September 10, 2013 01:58:30 PM
Just finished the first large and going to start another tonight.  I'm not sure if this next project will be a medium or large yet; time will tell. 
I have my list on notepad on my iPhone.  That way I can always see it, even if I can't always DO anything with it!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 11, 2013 03:50:07 AM
I made 3 cute _____ for Ren today. I hope she likes em:) I've never made them before but I'm happy with the result. Tempted to make some for myself now... :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 11, 2013 10:45:32 AM
I made 3 cute _____ for Ren today. I hope she likes em:) I've never made them before but I'm happy with the result. Tempted to make some for myself now... :)

I am so excited, although I have been a bit slack myself.  Good at listing, ;D not so good at doing!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on September 11, 2013 12:36:06 PM
Still being lazy......


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on September 11, 2013 12:46:59 PM
I'm still here too! School starting has made me crazy busy. But some progress is still being made!

I have a Singer 503A Slant-o-matic that was my grandmother's. We have a complicated relationship.

I'm using a private Pinterest board to stay organized and it's great! I was so thrilled when they added that feature. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on September 11, 2013 01:14:40 PM
I learned how to do something that I hope I can pull off for the swap.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on September 11, 2013 01:32:01 PM

I'm using a private Pinterest board to stay organized and it's great! I was so thrilled when they added that feature. :)

That's like so freaking smart!
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on September 11, 2013 05:19:43 PM
definitely need to use the hidden board feature on pinterest...

now where'd i put that list of mine???


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 11, 2013 08:53:13 PM
I 'think' I made my last ___________ purchase for this swap today. Of course I had to buy double of everything because I'm making similar items for family Christmas presents.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on September 11, 2013 09:17:39 PM
checkin in :)
despite the kitchen renovation which have robbed me of both an oven and a washing machine for the last 10 days and counting... ive done well this week  :) had loads of fun playing with my new craft toy. only 4 left to do. im hoping to start a large craft this weekend


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on September 11, 2013 10:43:24 PM
I LOVE the hidden board feature on Pinterest!  Boy, I use the crap out of that thing for swaps, gifts for others, holidays, etc. I swear I don't know how I kept all of that in order before.

I also finished my first item for this swap! Not that I haven't had other items already started lol. This is just the first one I finished and it's a large. I will be starting my second large tomorrow and I can't wait! It's "sort of" something I've never done before but I am very confident with how it will turn out. I wholly expect to be making myself something similar with the various pieces I've made before but had no particular idea what to do with them when they were finished. Have I confused you yet, CabinArts?  ;D :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 12, 2013 10:41:58 AM
Haha! Just a bit, lol! Have to admit its a good type of confused tho!

I'm hoping to get something _________ today. No clues on what it is that needs to be __________ tho. It will be new for me to figure out exactly how to ________ it, so I've been researching to get ideas.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 12, 2013 02:38:27 PM
I'm going to finish my last 2 projects this weekend.  Them I'm all done crafting for this swap.  I hope quaggy will like everything. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on September 12, 2013 04:00:49 PM
I'm going to finish my last 2 projects this weekend.  Them I'm all done crafting for this swap.  I hope quaggy will like everything. 

No worries I am sure I will!   Hoping to get Christmas crafting in full swing this weekend!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 12, 2013 05:55:08 PM
Started on a large this week!  how exciting! Hoping my partner likes the style of this "________"
Feeling like this swap is going from mini to maxi! so many ideas!! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on September 12, 2013 08:33:38 PM
working away on all my swaps maybe i will get one thing completed for this one soon :o


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 12, 2013 11:11:09 PM
I have a day off work today, so will hopefully finish up my large, it is taking a bit longer because of the faffy additional bits I decided to do - it will make it much better though.
So far so good, I am pleased with it, and may even make another for someone else.  :D

I need supplies for some of my other ideas, and need to just get on with the rest.

I agree with you @Nina, ideas keep coming and I don't want to ditch any!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 13, 2013 04:15:36 AM
I am having the hardest time motivating myself to get started on some of these items, and I think it's the weather's fault. 90+ degrees is not Christmas crafting weather for me. Luckily, it's supposed to cool off a little over the next two weeks... and a giant package of supplies for all the presents I'm making for my family should arrive next week, which should get me in the Christmas crafting mood!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on September 13, 2013 04:58:35 AM
I am just over halfway through my list, but I definitely save the hardest things for last. I'm thinking two or three good stay-at-home weekends should get things finished. I'm taking a one and a half day break to put together a quilt for a new baby (not mine).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 13, 2013 05:41:19 AM
I am sidelined by a family wedding this weekend - but I will be looking for a supply today - on my walk with the dogs!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on September 13, 2013 10:09:51 AM
I got some awesome stuff I ordered yesterday to add to one of my days!  I think I need to place another order for the same thing to keep for myself!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 13, 2013 10:18:07 AM
I will be looking for a supply today - on my walk with the dogs!

It's not dog poo, right?  Cause we're all stocked up on that here  ;)

In response I will share with you that since my one large did not come out as expected, I ordered my last supply item for the NEW large and it should be here any time now and I am very excited about it which is awesome since I'm having a super-crappy work day today.

Enjoy your wedding this weekend!! (Well, not your wedding but the one you're going to!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on September 13, 2013 11:23:20 AM
I'm also loving the "Secret" boards on Pinterest - though it still doesn't help with curtailing the size of the list! 

Goodness, maxxev - do you have your kitchen back yet?  Sounds frustrating, but I bet it will be so worth it in the end!

I'm having a bit of a learning curve with one of my large items, but sure am enjoying the process!  It's taking a bit longer than I had thought, but will be well worth the effort in the end.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 13, 2013 11:28:30 AM
I am now blocked by supplies on my large, that will be resolved tomorrow.  It will also help me with finishing the next item!

Woo hoo. 2 WILL be finished this weekend. Maybe more.... unlikely!! I am quite slow.

This is fun.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on September 13, 2013 06:43:43 PM
all this rain in colorado has been a blessing and a curse!  luckily, i live in the city and thus far we've been safe from any flooding.  on the positive, it gave me some time to sit my buns on the couch and do some craftin! halfway finished with another small item, hoping to finish it up tonight!  8)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 13, 2013 07:29:55 PM
I will be looking for a supply today - on my walk with the dogs!

It's not dog poo, right?  Cause we're all stocked up on that here  ;)

In response I will share with you that since my one large did not come out as expected, I ordered my last supply item for the NEW large and it should be here any time now and I am very excited about it which is awesome since I'm having a super-crappy work day today.

Enjoy your wedding this weekend!! (Well, not your wedding but the one you're going to!)

LOL, well there are people in Canada making moose poop earrings and pendants...  I would always have a good supply of materials to work with... and it would be creatively Earth friendly, organic, and biodegradeable...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on September 13, 2013 11:04:35 PM
I'm visiting my family for a few days, and since most of my craft supplies are still here I'm hoping to knock out a couple items!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 14, 2013 06:24:52 AM
Headed out to the local xxxx store to get the final 'ingredients' for items 1&2.

Also popped to another local craft store and accidentally bought myself some wool. I had to, it was seriously discounted at £2 per ball.  ;D

I might have to sneak back and get more in another colour...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on September 14, 2013 08:11:46 AM
LOL, well there are people in Canada making moose poop earrings and pendants... 

pardon? :o....i didnt believe you but i have just googled it.....oh. my. days. :o :-\

i will also have my oven back tomorrow ;D yay!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 14, 2013 06:59:38 PM
Headed out to the local xxxx store to get the final 'ingredients' for items 1&2.

Also popped to another local craft store and accidentally bought myself some wool. I had to, it was seriously discounted at £2 per ball.  ;D

I might have to sneak back and get more in another colour...
THAT is why i fully advocate for randomly popping into the craft store.  What if you hadnt and you missed out on this incredible bargain ?? :) Worst part is when you buy too much and you have to "store" it away quickly so you dont get a look or a question?  what did you buy?  more XXXX? hahaha Oh and ps Ren do you have a favourite colour? ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on September 15, 2013 12:29:32 AM
See what happens when you get all caught up in comic con costume making....you miss poop talk.  Heh.  Anyhow checking in...still here.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 15, 2013 06:12:16 AM
One large complete  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That was so exhausting, such a challenge, but I am pleased with it. 

@Nina - my favourite colours are purple and green. 

I think (hope) you will love this item.  It ticks lots of boxes.  ;)

When I bought the wool yesterday, OH waited outside the store, I just popped the balls in my handbag and pretended I didn't buy anything.  He didn't believe me!!! Knows me too well.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on September 15, 2013 02:28:57 PM
checking in still here.

Some of the supplies I ordered have really affected my cat.
I have no clue why but she stopped using the litter box and decided to first sleep on the boxes I had been storing them, then she peed on one of the boxes of supplies!

I put them up out of her reach, and lucky caught her in the act so the stuff in the box wasn't damaged. I however have no clue why her behavior has changed so much. She never has accidents.

I'm going to take he to the vet and see if anything is wrong.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 15, 2013 03:04:33 PM
I'm sorry, Eiseldora, I hope precious kitteh is okay!  As much as you don't want it to be physical, if it's fairly simple like a UTI (which I've heard can cause that kind of response), hopefully it can get cleared up quickly!

Started prepping one of my larges this weekend while dictating for work. Found that prepping projects (like cutting fabric or paper, painting base coats, outlining stuff, etc) can mostly be done while I'm doing certain type of work and that helps A LOT - it makes my dictation less boring and prep work less boring too.  You'd think it would all be twice as boring but I think since it occupies enough thought it helps!  :D  Wrapping up claims from my other swaps this week (OWS and Holiday Wish Swap) and then have to scale way back on swapping since work has picked up unseasonably early this fall.  But then I can start focusing more on this swap and I am really excited about that since I'm psyched about some of the stuff I'm making!!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 15, 2013 04:29:06 PM
LOL, well there are people in Canada making moose poop earrings and pendants...

LOL, aren't you glad I didn't send you that particularly charming bit of Canadiana in your first swap?

Started another project today ... cousin's wedding reception was around the corner from a supplier and I found a something to make 4 my niece too.  I am quite charmed by the colours of the ●●●●●●● I am working with

pardon? :o....i didnt believe you but i have just googled it.....oh. my. days. :o :-\

i will also have my oven back tomorrow ;D yay!




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on September 15, 2013 11:06:42 PM

LOL, aren't you glad I didn't send you that particularly charming bit of Canadiana in your first swap?

eternally grateful  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 16, 2013 12:11:18 AM
One large complete  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That was so exhausting, such a challenge, but I am pleased with it. 

@Nina - my favourite colours are purple and green. 

I think (hope) you will love this item.  It ticks lots of boxes.  ;)

When I bought the wool yesterday, OH waited outside the store, I just popped the balls in my handbag and pretended I didn't buy anything.  He didn't believe me!!! Knows me too well.

hahaha chuckled out loud when i read this :)
Thanks for that I just wanted to check on your colours ;)
still working on a few more items, hoping to be ready to send in the next couple of weeks, cos i want the package to make it in time for opening ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on September 16, 2013 10:22:29 AM
I am finished with my Halloween and Make a Friend swaps and can concentrate fully on Christmas!!!  I have the majority of my supplies and my list and can't wait to really get started!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on September 16, 2013 02:01:05 PM
Little update! I started crafting! And I also changed stuff on my items list... it always seem to go that way. You think your list is done and then you get new ideas!  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 16, 2013 05:04:42 PM
What was everyone's first craft they learned how to do (or remember learning)?  And are you going to be using that skill for this swap?

:)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on September 16, 2013 05:43:03 PM
When I was in elementary school I made flowers out of tissue paper and sold them around the neighborhood.  Not planning on sending any of those in this swap.  I also started sewing in junior high and by High school was making most of my clothes.  I still have 2 of the first dresses I ever made.  Kinda weird they are still something I would wear today if I dropped about 15 lbs.  I will be sending some sewn items.

Made progress this weekend.  I have been working on a large and only have 1 more piece to finish and it will be done.  So I am close to have 2 finished items.   GO ME!!!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 16, 2013 07:30:35 PM
Easter lilies made from my handprint traced and cut out of white paper.  Or those chains made out of rings of paper... I think those were my first crafts.  I ran with the scissors since!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 16, 2013 08:23:05 PM
I grew up with an artsy mom but I don't really remember what I did early on - she was 100% into wax-resistant batik paintings then so I wasn't really allowed to play with all that.  And I hated coloring with a passion. 

But I remember the first thing I was pretty good at - drawing cartoon characters - but that wasn't until I think middle school.  It took another fifteen or twenty years before I knew that was line drawing - I just knew I could draw cartoons but nothing real  :D  Alternatively, I DO remember writing my first poem when I was six or seven.  I will not be writing any poetry for this swap  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on September 16, 2013 08:50:01 PM
What was everyone's first craft they learned how to do (or remember learning)?  And are you going to be using that skill for this swap?

:)

I remember my mom teaching me to sew when I was little but it didn't stick. As an adult I learned how to make buttons as my first crafty thing that sticked. For a long time I didn't craft.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 17, 2013 03:24:42 AM
As a child we made fimo clay figures and asked our local shop tosell them for us.  At the end of about 4 weeks we received about 20 cents for our troubles ;) My mum was always doing lots of different crafts and still is - i think i was subconsciously influenced by her.  Now as an adult i learnt first with amigurumi youtube was my first teacher -namely   the golden jelly bean her channel helped me with lots of the basics ;) im not going to say if i will be using crochet in my package dont want to do any spoiling ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 17, 2013 05:51:17 AM
My mother taught me how to hand sew when I was little.  I made lots of little stuffed animals.  I have been sewing for this swap. No little home made stuffed animals going into the swap box though.  I've gotten a lot better at sewing since those long gone days.  :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 17, 2013 08:27:32 AM
What was everyone's first craft they learned how to do (or remember learning)?  And are you going to be using that skill for this swap?

:)

I know I crafted all sorts of things (especially paper) before this, but I specifically remember getting a latchhook rug kit and learning that when I was in elementary school. I also remember my mom trying to teach me cross-stitching, and me getting ridiculously frustrated because we started with a very large pattern of Juliette Gordon Lowe's (the Girl Scouts founder) house, with lots of brick and tan and brown colors, with tiny areas of each color.

I know I won't be using the former; I MIGHT use the latter (I'm not 100% decided on a few things).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on September 17, 2013 09:37:29 AM
I don't really remember my first crafts. I have a crafty mom, so there were always projects around. Plus tons of stuff with my Girl Scout troop. I definitely colored, mostly geometric designs. Plus paper crafts like flowers, origami, etc. Some ribbon weaving, some hand sewing. Felt doll clothes for mom's troll collection. Lots of cardboard construction projects.

At least one of those crafts will be used in this swap but I'm not telling which one!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on September 17, 2013 03:12:50 PM
What was everyone's first craft they learned how to do (or remember learning)?  And are you going to be using that skill for this swap?

:)

My first skill was probably with clay.... ok I know it was clay.  and it was either playdoh or plasticine clay (I had both).  I did also play with yarn but that was limited to cutting it up into tiny pieces and perching it on a strand of yarn strung across my room.  My mother used to give us a skein to play with and then yell when I did this.  No idea what I was making but I know I did it several times and had a blast doing it until I got in trouble.

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on September 17, 2013 06:33:59 PM
Hope to get a chuck of stuff done during a road trip this weekend. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on September 18, 2013 06:28:07 AM
Great question.  My first craft (and first love) is Sewing and yes I'm using that in this swap.

Back to school germapalooza at my place so I'm staying home and working on a Medium/Large. Love working on cold weather projects in the heat  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 18, 2013 06:56:04 AM
Both my grandmom and my mom sewed and knit, but I had to bug my mom to teach me to knit, and she did so only to get me out of her hair.  I did not really pick it up and do anything with it until I was in my 20s.  I always liked to make stuff with my hands though and would draw, paint, doodle, bake, whatever satisfied that urge to make.  I just never acknowledged the sense of deep happiness and satisfaction it gave me to do stuff like that until I was an adult.  Then I tried to learn whatever I could, and try different things.  

I managed to get an extra day off from work today, and just got back from walking and feeding the dogs.  DH is not home, so I am going to go snuggle with the dogs on the bed, watch a show and finish the other half of the project I started this weekend for this swap - still loving the colours (well, maybe not one of them - but it does look good with the others and it's not about me anyways, is it?)

I just found out that a local supply store I go to is having a 50% off sale for their club members tomorrow, so I think I may meander there because there is a supply from them I need for my next big project!  I love good timing!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on September 18, 2013 07:20:23 AM
The first craft I learned how to do is crochet. Everyone in my family knits and I just couldn't seem to get it right.(Actually, I still can't get it right.) My sister had some crochet hooks and books that she wasn't using, so I pretty much learned on my own(with the help of youtube) I will be sending crochet items in this swap.

I've officially completed 1 large and 2 mediums(and I'm half way through my 3rd medium.)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 18, 2013 08:18:19 AM
Finished and shipped off the vast majority of my packages for the OWS and Holiday Wish Swap (whew!).  Now if I can get my workload to a reasonable amount, I might be able to get something done around here for this!  In fact, next week I'll be staying at a friend's house to mind her two teen daughters while she has to be out of town for work and it's an AWESOME time to craft!  They like crafting a lot and they like watching me do stuff and I won't have the distractions of the husband or my puppies so I am PSYCHED!  ;D  Of course I can't make _____ ______ _____ since (according to their mother who I adore but just don't understand on this one) it is inappropriate, so I'm thinking I will work on whipping up some _______ _____ _________ or perhaps the ____ ____ _________ I'm also planning... ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on September 18, 2013 10:56:14 AM
The first thing I remember doing was a latch hook wall hanging of a kitty!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: adrienne_bowers on September 18, 2013 11:27:04 AM
checking in!

I guess the first craft I remember doing was lots of paper crafting.   I still love paper today, especially crepe paper.

Just finishing up other swaps still before I tuck into this one.   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on September 18, 2013 11:52:20 AM
Let's see. I know I did crafty stuff in the class room, but the first thing I remember love doing was drawing anime. Super huge Sailor Moon nerd right here. I would draw and draw and draw all the time. Notebooks, sketchbooks, schoolbooks  :o (I know, I know.) and then I progressed into drawing and scrap booking. Then, about 10 years ago, I burnt myself out on it. I did 4 wedding scrapbook albums with drawings, pictures, cut papers, etc all in a 6 month time frame with well over 75 pages each and I haven't done anything like it since. And, no, there will not be that type of thing in this swap, you sneaky, questioner you! lol.

I'm finishing up the B2H swap today and tomorrow and my cousins wedding is this saturday. I'm her matron of honor and have to be at the rehearsal and set up on friday, too, so I won't get to sit down and actually craft for this again until Sunday. That said, I got stuff for two more projects for this swap! Woot!! I love Christmas :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 18, 2013 05:28:38 PM
inappropriate for teens... now that has my curiosity motoring...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on September 18, 2013 06:40:52 PM
my first craft was cross stitch...haven't decided yet if it will be used for this swap  8)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on September 19, 2013 01:57:54 PM
Still here! Super swamped with posters for the college, illustration commissions, and homework (business designing and magazine making! AUUUGH). I havent had a chance to craft at all these past two weeks and I'm literally running off of 4 hours of sleep a night. Tomorrow I plan to have some retail therapy (where I will also be buying all supplies needed for this swap), and a fun day with my daughter (getting fancy cupcakes and going to the Halloween Store!) so hopefully after that I'll be calm enough to craft!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on September 19, 2013 02:36:48 PM
Almost done! I've ignored every other possible thing on my to do list.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on September 19, 2013 08:42:26 PM
Made some progress today! I finished up a largish small. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 20, 2013 01:46:57 PM
I found the last piece I was looking for today.  So, I can finally finish my_, after I spray it.  And, I need to finishing tying my half finished project.  Once I finish those things, I'm done crafting for this swap, I think.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 20, 2013 05:17:26 PM
I am about 33% done.  I think....

I am working on the design for the next item and it has stemmed an idea for another item.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 21, 2013 12:49:03 AM
Wow, it's a bit scary that people are finishing up. I am only 25% complete, eek

However, I will be cracking on today with some smalls, so hopefully that will up the numbers.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on September 21, 2013 08:43:13 AM
That's a great question! The first crafts I remember doing is embroidery and sewing. My grandmother taught me when I was about five years old. Those are still some of my favorite crafts to do. I also got into jewelry making, espacially beading since it's a lot like embroidery.

I asked my mom for years to teach me how to knit and crochet, but she was never able to slow down to show me! She knits like a machine! I only learned to crochet a few years ago, I took a class, and learning to knit is still a work in progress.

And will I use any of those techniques for this swap? I'm not telling! :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on September 21, 2013 06:58:51 PM
I don't remember what my first crafts were... I feel like my mom was always making something, stenciling, playing with felt, gluing stuff.

I do remember when we were very little, she would cut out construction paper shapes for us and we would paste them on paper and create a scene or collage!

So far, I still have no crafting done, but things have been nuts.  I have one more other swap to finish up this week, and then it's Christmas all the time!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 22, 2013 12:50:46 AM
I realised I didn't answer the question, my first craft was sewing, I used to make clothes for my dolls.

I remember my mum teaching me to knit when I was 13 but I hated it. Now I find it quite relaxing. Currently knitting a pair of legwarmers for the colder seasons, you can never have too many in my opinion.  ;)

I am using a variety of crafts in this swap if I follow my current list  :)

Although, yesterday I fell out with one of my items, it just didn't want to behave. No progress so far this weekend. I am going to swap to a different item and come back to that one later.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on September 22, 2013 11:15:01 AM
My first craffft, well, I discovered I was artsy in the first place when I was about 8 or 9 and I was watching Dragonball Z on VHS. I paused it on a screen of freeza and decided I would try and draw him. It actually turned out really well and I still have it somewhere. After that, i slowly started dabbling in different things, but I think the thing that REALLY made me want to further anything is inviting my best friend over and making magazine collages. Of course, this was the 90's and I was a teenager, so nailpolish and magazines were the most readily available crafting supplies. I didnt discover craft stores until I was about 17, and I'm 25 now.

I finally went shopping for this swap! I got all of my supplies, and I now have 1 medium, 2 smalls, and 2 larges left to make! Hopefully I've allowed myself enough time... I had to improvise on the supplies for a large as i couldn't find what I needed anywhere, so *hopefully* it works out as I had planned.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 22, 2013 07:01:10 PM
Did anyone get in trouble over their crafting?  Other than the harassing of a parental figure or other adult to teach or get stuff of course...  I drove my mom crazy begging her to teach me to knit.

I have a distinct memory of when I was young wandering about in the basement and finding this great box of beautiful floral fabric.  I cut swathes of it to make into dolls clothes only to find out that it was bought by mom to make curtains for our new house.  She was MADMADMAD and the basement and I learned to be very good friends for awhile.  Then she had a pro come in and make custom made drapes instead.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 22, 2013 08:21:01 PM
I remember distinctly an event when I drew a picture on our fireplace (God, I've always hated paper as a medium to use  :D) and my mother was LIVID.  Of course, at the time I had no idea that they were trying to sell the house.  I was literally like 3 at the time.

Mostly I remember when I fell in love with oil pastels and used up all my mother's.  She thought I colored too hard with them (which I found to be the fun of it) and refused to get me any or let me use any of her new ones.  This happened when I was in middle school I think and I stopped using them until this summer - my mom asked what I wanted for my birthday, I told her it was past time to buy me new oil pastels  :D

Otherwise there were little incidents where I would destroy a magazine or something like that in error but nothing major that I recall (though mom kept her heavy-duty and expensive stuff, like for her batik paintings, out of my range).  Mostly my mom was pretty supportive (and still is), especially since I'm the only one of her four children who enjoys making things like she does.  She actually has made several comments over the past couple of years about how much she loves talking craft with me (which is a big deal since we don't have a tremendous amount in common).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 23, 2013 03:26:55 AM
I love that you share that with your mom.  Mine sews and knits, and likes that I make things (she asked me for one of my crocheted floor rugs for an exercise mat last year - I got her a yoga mat and made the bag for it instead - felt that was safer), but for her, they are practical things, and she doesn't make for the sake of making.  Other than to comment once in awhile about how she wished she learned to crochet when she saw me doing it, or that she liked a bee mobile I made when I was younger.  I think she hated the clutter of my stash.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on September 23, 2013 04:31:06 AM
Anything I learned in elementary school art class I would come home and repeat. I remember weaving on a little cardboard loom. I also remember that in second grade we had free time early in the morning and I would spend it cutting heart shapes out of this cool multi-colored construction paper and fashioning them into dogs. Every single day. Mom, at the time, did plastic canvas so I did a little of that. I never did have the patience for it so there is probably still an unfinished flying saucer and alien puppet set floating around. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on September 23, 2013 08:51:54 AM
My first craft thing was making doll clothes and then doll houses out of cardboard boxes. didn't have many craft supplies, colored construction paper bits from school were a treat and glue was flour and water paste! sewing will be used in this swap.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on September 23, 2013 03:54:57 PM
yeah, my family was never crafty. I did the drawing stuff but that was it. I didn't really know anyone who crafted and my mom didn't start crocheting unitl after I was married. I was also too busy with sports - HUGE. Every day was another practice and I consistently did several in the same season. However, I think if I would have had some sort of crafts type thing at home then I would have done it also. I currently have a craft cabinet for my kids with all different types of stuff in it, mostly from my left over things, fabric scraps and bits of yarn. My oldest likes to make "fairy houses" out of them with shoe boxes and glued on stones and gems, dried flowers and coins. I love it but sometimes it gets messy. Then I look at all of MY crap and hers isn't so bad lol.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on September 23, 2013 07:25:24 PM
I'm really  proud of myself tonight, I actually got two smalls finished and third started today, so yay! I was feeling so left out since I read some people are actually finished and i hadn't even started (bad me). I do have a big mess though!  >:( >:(   now my keyboard is messing up  so drat!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 23, 2013 08:17:18 PM
We are at the half way point!  9 more weeks until packages are due to be sent out!

I will be sending out pm's to the people who haven't posted lately.  Remember, everyone is to check in on this board once a week.  Especially as we work into the last half of this swap, it may seem like a long time still, but I really want to make sure everyone is checking in often and coming along nicely on their projects.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 23, 2013 09:43:58 PM
So how is everyone coming along? 

I need to take another inventory and see just how many more days need to be finished up.  I'm thinking off the top of my head though that I'm about half way.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 23, 2013 09:58:43 PM
I think I am doing well.  I have some store bought things to get, and I am seriously contemplating splitting mine into two packages and sending one off soon.  I just found out that we are going away for my birthday, in which case, I get to go shopping in a great little town and be able to pick up some things for crafting with there, or some items to add to the package.  I also have a crafting fair/workshops coming up, and hope to add to the package from that.  I am excited.  I hope rockmygypsysoul likes what I am making.  I still have two larges to make, and am thinking of the smaller items.  I am irked with myself though - I had an idea the other night on my way to work and it was a good idea, but now I forget the details!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on September 23, 2013 10:39:12 PM
Eep! Between being busy and having a rough few days, I've completely neglected my posting duties! Sorry about that. Crafting, however, has not fallen by the wayside and I'm building up a little pile of presents that I'm rather proud of ;D Can't wait for sending time, but I'm also glad to have another nine weeks! My inner nitpicker needs them for sure.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on September 24, 2013 05:35:15 AM
I am making progress on a large right now. It's a carry along project and I love to have something with me at work for my lunch break and other times when I am waiting.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 24, 2013 05:52:39 AM
I still need to put the finishing details on 2 projects.  I need to stop procrastinating. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on September 24, 2013 06:05:40 AM
I've got about half done...I've been gearing up for a craft show the week before send-outs and making costumes for our Renaissance Faire this weekend so swap crafting has been on the back burner.  Once this weekend is done I'll have more time to think about something else!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 24, 2013 07:53:54 AM
My swap anxiety leaps to new levels constantly when onyxnox gives her updates.

I keep saying my package is going to suck and she's going to hate me for it.  My husband keeps telling me that I make beautiful things and not to belittle what I do.  I keep telling him that he has no idea about anything creative or artistic (which is entirely true), that he would think the sun shone out of my butt if I told him so (also true - at least, that he believes it, not that it does  :D), and that I'm going to run everything by my mother since she's pretty much my harshest critic but understands craft (also true).

SO ready to get back to crafting for this.  Seven more days.  I have plenty of stuff happening after that, but the next seven days contain SO much to do I've been counting down for four days already.  I just have to bust stuff out (for work work) and make it through the day for seven more days, then I can take a breath.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on September 24, 2013 10:14:47 AM
Argh...sorry for being absent.  The comic con is over, we had a blast.  I'll post pictures of Aria's costumes in another thread and link back here in a moment for those who were interested in seeing them.  Now, I can turn my full attention to whipping up Breggy an awesome package of goodies.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on September 24, 2013 10:37:26 AM
Woot! Woot! Finished another little goody last night! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on September 24, 2013 11:24:36 AM
Wow, halfway already?!  I'm here..............been a bit quiet lately, as I caught myself a flu bug last week.  I have been making progress and revamping a few ideas along the way.  I've enjoyed reading everyone's memories of childhood crafting!  I also remember tissue paper flowers and latch hook rugs and making art where art wasn't meant to be!   ;D 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 24, 2013 12:07:42 PM
At our old house, my oldest son drew on the wall paper in the kitchen w/markers.  It didn't bother me.  It bothered my husband though.  When we opened that wall to make a snack bar, his artwork went bye bye.  I was kind of sad about it. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on September 24, 2013 12:38:58 PM
Okay, now I've had the chance to read the previous posts.  My first craft I remember doing was drawing.  My grams used to get me those pretty punch kits and I loved playing with her buttons.  She partially raised me so I was around bins and bins of craft supplies most of my childhood.  I don't recall ever getting into trouble but I kept my artwork on paper.  ;)

Okay...I posted my costumes for Aria for those who want to check them out.  They are here...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427685.0#axzz2fqAViKEW.  Now back to work for me.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on September 24, 2013 12:52:00 PM
Fantastic costumes rlynn! It looks like she had so much fun! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on September 24, 2013 02:15:41 PM
Halfway?!??!!?  Wow, I need to get a move on and work more!  Nothing is finished; not enough is started and I'm never going to get done! 

Ok, now that the drama is done and over with, I'll get back to crafting :)
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 24, 2013 06:19:04 PM
WOW halfway... I'm not halfway done, that's for sure! I think I have almost all my supplies, so it's just a matter of using them to get things done!

I was at the crafting store today but it was with Mom to get wedding centerpiece supplies! (And then we went dress shopping.) So... not Christmas or swapping stuff.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on September 25, 2013 07:31:09 AM
Oh boy,  sorry I have been rather quite. The weekend was very busy, I am not halfway done but I am working slow and steady


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on September 25, 2013 09:48:18 AM
Yay for halfway! I'm probably about half done. I'm definitely going kind of slow-and-steady this swap. School is past the initial rush, so after Back to School Night tonight I should have a tiny bit more flexibility and free time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on September 26, 2013 06:15:12 AM
finished up another item this week...not even nearly halfway done but i am pleased with my progress!  mink_bikini is so much fun to craft for, i will be having a hard time narrowing down all my ideas!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on September 26, 2013 07:09:50 AM
Halfway already? That was fast but I think I am at least halfway. I have two and a half things left, but I saved the hardest/most time-consuming for last. I am so happy with my package so far - really hope my partner loves it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on September 26, 2013 10:04:07 AM
I haven't been posting much, but I'm still crafting away over here! Not halfway, but I have everything I need so it's just a matter of getting down to it. Some of my items will have to wait until closer to sendouts, though.  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on September 26, 2013 12:25:32 PM
roll call


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on September 26, 2013 01:22:18 PM
Here- still crafting away!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 26, 2013 01:42:15 PM
So, I think I am now about 33% ish done.

I had a mini breakthrough on a new item this week.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on September 26, 2013 04:24:48 PM
Finished my holiday ornament swap and got some great ideas for this swap, a great new technique I got to try out. Lots started and cut out just not many finished items to brag about.

Got a girls only crafty retreat in the beautiful Rockies at the beginning of November so hoping to be finishing up ahead of schedule, definitely need to pull my socks up. Busy night of sewing methinks


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 26, 2013 05:17:38 PM
So... i have many started projects and many completed ( about half half)
i showed my DH my wares last night and he was impressed handling each 'piece' saying 'ooooh look at you!!' hahaha
i just hope Ren likes them ;) ( as much as im proud of em)
Ren cant wait to post this to you.  I reckon i have a couple more smalls and to finish my large.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on September 26, 2013 05:48:36 PM
Started a few projects just no more completed.  Working at least 12 hours a day and going in on Saturdays has kept me from having to much fun.  Feel great with what I have so far and I work well under pressure.  Hoping to make more progress this weekend!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on September 26, 2013 06:55:57 PM
Still crafting. I finished a few days, but the two larges are giving me a bit of trouble but I'll find the solutions.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on September 26, 2013 07:07:23 PM
I'm definitely not half way done lol.  :D That said, I'm starting my second large tonight. Once that one is out of the way, the rest will be easier. I'm thinking I will finish it within a week. Then I will finish the rest of the other mediums and then smalls. I seem to work best when I get the toughies out of the way first. Yay for 9 more weeks!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on September 26, 2013 10:56:57 PM
So... i have many started projects and many completed ( about half half)
i showed my DH my wares last night and he was impressed handling each 'piece' saying 'ooooh look at you!!' hahaha
i just hope Ren likes them ;) ( as much as im proud of em)
Ren cant wait to post this to you.  I reckon i have a couple more smalls and to finish my large.

My OH has been doing the same, he doesn't want stuff to go to you, he thinks we should keep them!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 26, 2013 11:42:48 PM
So... i have many started projects and many completed ( about half half)
i showed my DH my wares last night and he was impressed handling each 'piece' saying 'ooooh look at you!!' hahaha
i just hope Ren likes them ;) ( as much as im proud of em)
Ren cant wait to post this to you.  I reckon i have a couple more smalls and to finish my large.

My OH has been doing the same, he doesn't want stuff to go to you, he thinks we should keep them!

hahaha!!!  I was considering making duplicates... ;)  hahaha
oh there's something in there with your OH in mind ;) so hopefully it makes him feel better about the whole swap thing/letting go thing... :D  It would be funny to do a self swap i guess with a deadline... ( then i would finally make something for myself! I find swaps are a great crafting motivator to sit down and try something new!  less guilty when you make it/buy it for someone else!!:))


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on September 27, 2013 08:59:36 AM
Finally found some re-inspiration for one of cinnamoon's larges! My original idea got scrapped and I was panicking a little and then voila! Like magic, someone posted an awesome piece of inspiration on Facebook (of all the places to find craftiness…).

Going home to Pennsylvania this weekend so I'll probably get about nothing done… well, that has to happen sometimes, right? And anyway, I just got FOUR trash bags full of fabric from lovely people on freecycle, so next week is looking crafty indeed ;D

Also, to the question about childhood crafting… my mom was in college when I was little so I spent a TON of my time with my grandma and great-grandma, who are and were awesome crafters! The first craft I remember doing was sewing with yarn on those plastic… grid… things? I can't think of what they're actually called. But my childhood was filled with painting (especially suncatchers), sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving (both on little pieces of cardboard and my grandma's actual loom), and all manner of gluing-objects-together-and-calling-it-art (I especially loved cutting out components from felt and then gluing them to a felt background to make a picture… my great-grandmother loved them and would continually ask me to make her more of them). Between family (my mom also being into woodworking, bookbinding, and generally anything that requires exactness), and the school I was brought up in (Waldorf education, forcing kids to learn all the crafts!), I had a pretty amazing childhood, craft-wise.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on September 27, 2013 10:27:45 AM
I am back from my much needed vacation and am ready to get crafting!  I have no other swaps in the works so I can concentrate fully on Christmas stuffs!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on September 27, 2013 07:11:29 PM
Working slow but steady


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on September 28, 2013 04:44:59 AM
I'm wrapping up two other swaps this week (and a Very Big Important interview for my dream job later in the week), then I can get back to this one! But I still have supplies/ideas/etc... I'll just be able to put the time into turning ideas and supplies into finished crafts!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on September 28, 2013 09:34:00 AM
ooooh, good luck with your interview!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 28, 2013 02:52:09 PM
It rained today.  And w/the rain came colder weather.  So, I spent today crafting.  I got my butt in gear, and finally finished the last 2 items that were half finished.  So, I'm officially done crafting for this swap.  I may or may not make one more thing.  It really depends if I find what I need in my stash.  I'm hoping quaggy will like everything.  Tried some new things.  I think everything turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on September 28, 2013 02:52:56 PM
Fantastic costumes rlynn! It looks like she had so much fun! :)

Thanks!  She did have fun.  We all had fun.  :)

Still here and I have begun crafting for Breegy!  Woohoo!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 28, 2013 07:38:44 PM
Found the materials I needed in my stash, finished my extra item.  So, I'm officially finished crafting for this swap. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on September 28, 2013 08:51:37 PM
Yikes! Past halfway?! 

I'm still here... Have my last other swap package to send out on Monday and then it's time to spend all my Crafties on this one!  I have many plans that I'm excited to get started!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: adrienne_bowers on September 29, 2013 05:23:13 AM
Still here!  Starting to craft now that my partner and I have asked a bunch of questions. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on September 29, 2013 07:53:45 AM
Found the materials I needed in my stash, finished my extra item.  So, I'm officially finished crafting for this swap.  

do i detect just a hint of smugness there lol ;)
well done! :) im not so organised :-[ but ive just got the 4 more to do and i started one today and ordered the bits to do 2 of the other 3  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on September 29, 2013 08:37:23 AM
No, no smugness, just relief.  I can move onto other projects.  It's also a sad statement about how large my stash is.   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on September 29, 2013 11:23:39 AM
I have thought alot about my partners gifts. This swap will strech me and i will learn alot to makevsomething special for my partner.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on September 29, 2013 11:49:40 AM
Yay, I'm finally making some progress. I went to Michaels and grabbed a bunch of supplies. I had to write down everything I plan to make because I keep coming up with new ideas. lol Right now, I have 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small officially done. 2 mediums are in progress. I frogged one of them so I had to start over. = [


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on September 29, 2013 04:57:15 PM
Woot woot, more progress made.  No where near through but I feel like I am on track!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on September 30, 2013 12:17:05 PM
I was finally able to get started on a project over the weekend!  Although I think I may make some changes to what was started....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on September 30, 2013 03:08:14 PM
Just back from our little stay up North and unfortunately the store I went to to find a supply did not have what I wanted.  However, I did find that they still had the antique desk I really really wanted and ended up buying that.  Also, I got to start on my next large item.  I was going to send early part of the package, but there is still room to stuff items...

rockmygypsysoul - you are being too rough on yourself - I am certain I will love anything you send me, especially since it is obvious you are putting lots of effort and thought into it :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on September 30, 2013 03:41:24 PM
Well, I made out a little calendar just for crafting up breegy's christmas goodies.  Heh.  I had a mini freak out when I realized we were half way through and then I calmed down once I realized that I still had about 2 months left.  The calendar will keep me on track with plenty of time to work on the big gift.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on September 30, 2013 06:58:37 PM
Im stil crafting, but making progress!!  I think im nearly done.  Just finished a large ;)  yay!!  2 larges done most mediums done and most smalls done.  Just more about juggling and wrapping - what to go where? ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on September 30, 2013 08:20:00 PM
Another small done! I'm getting close to done with the items I can make now.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 02, 2013 12:14:01 AM
Just sent out my last other swap yesterday, so now it's ALL CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME.  YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on October 02, 2013 02:21:40 AM
I'm checking in! Was a long weekend that while it was fun, has finally ended.
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on October 02, 2013 09:57:28 AM
picked up some great xmas goodies while out and about yesterday!  mink_bikini your package is coming together nicely!!!  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 02, 2013 10:39:58 AM
I just happened to find the perfect paper for a project yesterday.  SCORE!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on October 02, 2013 10:46:31 AM
Don't you just love when that happens?  I stumbled across one of those 'Oh!  I know exactly what to do with this' items over the weekend!  Woot!

I've been having a smidge of anxiety about this swap since I realized we were at the halfway mark, but then I sat down to organize things a bit last night and realized this package is coming along quite nicely!  Double woot! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on October 02, 2013 11:12:56 AM
I am about 45% ready. But today I am so grouchy.  >:(

Nothing will be getting done!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 02, 2013 12:29:05 PM
I feel very behind but I work better under pressure!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on October 03, 2013 12:34:42 PM
Still here! I've been slacking with midterms, and having a LOT of other things going on, but I did manage to START a large. I'm having little spurts of freak outs, thinking this swap has been going on forever and the deadline has to be close.... really though, 2 months is a long time. Also, did I mention? My birthday is on send-out day, so that is super easy to remember. =)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 03, 2013 05:16:30 PM
Whew! I sent for the only other swap that I was in today! Hooray for Christmas ONLY! Not that I wasn't working on it some anyway lol. I will be continuing with the large tonight that I had to put down for a few days. I found a new way to work around my "issue" and it's been running smoothly since. I will also begin work on one or two smalls tomorrow since I like to change my projects up every now and again  ;) - keeps it all fresh and exciting lol


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on October 03, 2013 06:51:56 PM
Still here! I've been slacking with midterms, and having a LOT of other things going on, but I did manage to START a large. I'm having little spurts of freak outs, thinking this swap has been going on forever and the deadline has to be close.... really though, 2 months is a long time. Also, did I mention? My birthday is on send-out day, so that is super easy to remember. =)

I've been doing the same.  I totally freaked out thinking I had procrastinated right up until the ship date.  And then realized I still had the rest of October and most of November.  I'm totally good to go. I've started very slowly but I got it all worked out on my calendar with plenty of wiggle room in case stuff comes up.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on October 03, 2013 08:50:30 PM
still here


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on October 03, 2013 09:00:42 PM
Restarted a large for the fourth time last night (because it will be PERFECT, darn it!), but now it's cruising along and looking great. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on October 04, 2013 05:35:37 AM
After reading all the posts about temporary freak-outs, I feel a little better.  Still only halfway done, and there are several things that have come up that prevent me from crafting for this swap right now.  My hubby's grandma is close to death, and hubby's mom is causing a lot of problems too.  Long story short, neither of us have felt like cooking dinner several nights this week, let alone doing anything else. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on October 04, 2013 06:20:45 AM
After reading all the posts about temporary freak-outs, I feel a little better.  Still only halfway done, and there are several things that have come up that prevent me from crafting for this swap right now.  My hubby's grandma is close to death, and hubby's mom is causing a lot of problems too.  Long story short, neither of us have felt like cooking dinner several nights this week, let alone doing anything else. 

maybe I should just drop ship a fridge full of food to you :)  I hope everything works out for the best and just keep smiling.... it will confuse them all (and help to keep your spirits up)!
That and knowing I'm sending you something awesome!

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on October 04, 2013 09:49:22 AM
Things are going well for me! I'm crafting away! I'm almost done with a large, I have a few mediums on the way and a few small finished! And there is something I made that I want to make one for myself too!

And I found the perfect _____ for a project! I'm really happy about that.

Now there just need to be more Christmas stuff in the stores.  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on October 04, 2013 04:02:51 PM
Such a relief to be done crafting early!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 05, 2013 11:26:03 AM
Hooray!  My other swaps are all done. I still have no crafting done.... But lots of lists! So now on to Christmas full time! Whooooo!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 05, 2013 12:01:47 PM
Hooray!  My other swaps are all done. I still have no crafting done.... But lots of lists! So now on to Christmas full time! Whooooo!

I'm with you! Other swaps are done, so I can finally focus on this one! And Christmas crafting for others...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 05, 2013 02:33:45 PM
I am almost done another craft and am now going bass ackwards and making part of the wrapping as practice/experimentation for another swap I am in.  I quite like how my experiments turned out and have to note them down before I forget.  It was messy, but fulfilling! 

I have to run a few chores tomorrow, but I am hoping to get some cutting done for a couple of other projects on my list and starting and finishing them next week!  At least that is what I am hoping for!




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on October 06, 2013 07:13:21 AM
I am about to start on a risky large.  I hope it will work out well, I think I have understood the instructions!!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on October 06, 2013 07:19:41 PM
All done except for painting the last thing and putting a strap on another thing. I would have done the strap today but I apparently forgot to buy the hooks for it. I have to wrap things too.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 07, 2013 10:26:33 AM
Made some headway over the weekend!  I am hoping to really get into the things this week. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on October 07, 2013 10:34:59 AM
Progress! The troublesome large is all done and came out well, and I'm nearly done with 2 more smaller projects! Yay!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on October 07, 2013 01:06:52 PM
I am having fun working on a large, some mediums, and some smalls all at the same time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on October 07, 2013 01:36:43 PM
here


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 07, 2013 02:22:38 PM
I'm a complete idiot. This last weekend I went down to my best friend's for a baby reveal (an hour and a half away) and I totally left the medium I was working on there. *sigh*  :-\  I'm going down again in three weeks so I can pick it up then, but still. I was so close to being finished with it. Seriously, another hour of get down to it-ness would have done the trick. Ah well. I started a couple of smalls last night so at least I am still moving along.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on October 08, 2013 01:24:07 AM
Still plodding along!:) hoping to send soon iish;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on October 08, 2013 03:43:01 AM
Got some new fabric!  Still working away!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: adrienne_bowers on October 08, 2013 04:47:16 AM
Still here.  I really need to get some good ideas flowing and have the time to work on them!!  It's been so crazy busy!!   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on October 08, 2013 06:19:06 AM
Still trucking along… although I haven't had much time for crafting this past week! Getting back down to it today and hoping to power through one of the smalls before I have to leave for work.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 08, 2013 08:06:13 AM
I think it's time for me to check in, so I am! I plan to attack one of my trickier items tonight (or at least practice the technique before I dive in). It's one of those things where I have to be sure that the cat is fast asleep so I know he won't jump in and severely hurt both of us! (Ooh... mysterious...)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on October 08, 2013 08:12:28 AM
Reading this thread always brings a smile to my face, and sometimes a giggle sneaks out as well - ya'all are such a great bunch of Craftsters!  I somehow found myself immersed in what will be another unplanned medium last night - love those happy accidents, and quite pleased with this particular item!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 08, 2013 08:40:44 AM
I shipped for another swap the other day and knocked off another project off my list for this swap this morning.  I have a couple of things to do the next couple of days, including reupholstering some banquet seating with MIL, but I am hoping to get to another couple of projects this weekend, as DH will be away.  I hope that I don't get to feeling lazy and deciding to spend the weekend in bed or on the couch munching on popcorn and watching movies!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on October 08, 2013 08:56:24 AM
I hope that I don't get to feeling lazy and deciding to spend the weekend in bed or on the couch munching on popcorn and watching movies!

See, there's another one of those posts that makes me giggle............only because that has been me!!   ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 08, 2013 01:09:35 PM
LOL - let's just say that I feel a Big Bang Theory marathon coming on... then again, this may be why DH put a TV in the craft room for me too... I made my plethora of microscope slide Santas a few years ago watching a TBBT marathon.  This may actually bode well for me...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 08, 2013 01:20:20 PM
I hope that I don't get to feeling lazy and deciding to spend the weekend in bed or on the couch munching on popcorn and watching movies!

See, there's another one of those posts that makes me giggle............only because that has been me!!   ;D

Um, that's precisely HOW I craft.  Not always with popcorn, though.  In fact if I have something I HAVE to sit at a table for (like block printing) I will wait as long as humanly possible until I have like a thousand things to do at once.  I blame the Fibro/CFS and assorted pain conditions but frankly I'm fairly sure I'd feel like this no matter what  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on October 08, 2013 05:13:52 PM
I'm still crafting away. I've been having some trouble getting craftster to load lately. = [


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on October 08, 2013 06:28:52 PM
I may just barricade myself in the craft room this weekend to feel like I am getting ahead!  Work has me to tired during the week plus I worked 13 hours this past weekend!  Gonna have to talk to my boss and let him know no crafting makes for a grumpy employee!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on October 09, 2013 09:54:30 AM
Ha, ha quaggy you're so funny!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 09, 2013 12:21:29 PM
last night I finished "a" small (it's two pieces  ;) ) and began work on a medium and another small. Hoping to make headway on the medium and complete the small tonight. I set aside the second large for a day or two until I can get to the craft store. I ran out of a particular item so I need to pick some more up. Making progress tho!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on October 09, 2013 06:42:14 PM
Ha, ha quaggy you're so funny!

Heck I went out on a limb today,  school is out for the kids on Monday but not  staff!  I am salary.  I sent boss a request for a vacation day for Monday and  noted:  I don't have to have it, I just need it!     

So far no response.......................



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on October 10, 2013 02:08:05 AM
only 3 pieces to do and i started 2 of them this week (im still umming and ahhing over the third :-\) but ive started the Christmas crafting for the family too so im feeling good about this week :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 10, 2013 05:10:50 AM
I hope that I don't get to feeling lazy and deciding to spend the weekend in bed or on the couch munching on popcorn and watching movies!

See, there's another one of those posts that makes me giggle............only because that has been me!!   ;D

Um, that's precisely HOW I craft.  Not always with popcorn, though.  In fact if I have something I HAVE to sit at a table for (like block printing) I will wait as long as humanly possible until I have like a thousand things to do at once.  I blame the Fibro/CFS and assorted pain conditions but frankly I'm fairly sure I'd feel like this no matter what  :D

Ahhhhh - my sister...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 10, 2013 01:53:17 PM
I am about a 3rd of the way done with a larger item.  Larger time wise not size wise!  I also keep ordering things online to add to a _______ that I plan on making.  I need to just do it rather than keep spending money on it LOL!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 10, 2013 03:01:55 PM
I just knocked off another item off my list - woohoo!  I have 7 of my 12 total items done - not including a couple of extras I tucked into the package(s).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on October 10, 2013 03:17:12 PM
Still crafting like a mad woman. Got another Med/Lrg to finish off really pleased with how it turned out. So nice to be making twinkly things instead of Halloween stuff


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on October 10, 2013 07:07:25 PM
Well congatulations to all of you busy little beavers who are almost done.  I'm not much farther than I was last week, did get some ______ made for the _____, but still need 2 more.  It might help if I'd get up earlier and not lay around reading and sleeping all day!  I used to get so enthused about making stuff I could sew all day and not even realize the time had gone by, but now...Old age! lol!  Maybe I need some vitamins?  or something......


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 11, 2013 08:17:16 AM
The small I started a few days ago has rapidly become a medium. I underestimated the power and time consuming skills of the .                 .                 . Ah well. It's still fun.  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 11, 2013 10:18:56 AM
My massive undertaking for my 5 littlest nieces and nephews has eclipsed everything else, including this.  It somehow became this albatross that I am just so. damn. determined. to get done ASAP even though it's for Christmas (though, to be fair, I'll need at least one by Thanksgiving since I'll send all the gifts for one family home with them when they visit).  But between the embroidery and hand sewing of this and a lino cut I had to do yesterday, a couple of my fingertips are super painful and callous-y (plus one I sliced into pretty hard) now so I have to move on to something else for the time being which means getting back on track with this!  Yay!

So I'm thinking this weekend is a great time to work on the ________ _____ _____ and/or the _____ __ _________ _______ _____.  YAY again!!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 11, 2013 12:08:41 PM
I got three little smalls done last night.  Happened to find something I had ordered for another project that just worked out perfectly for this swap.  I must make some of them for myself now cause I loved how they turned out!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 11, 2013 05:24:26 PM
I'm finally getting started-- woohoo!  Just about done with a medium, and still have lots of ideas (started a large, but we'll see if I ever finish it or decide to give up), and long meetings on Monday.  Hopefully I'll be able to plan ahead to bring some crafty things to the meetings!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 11, 2013 05:40:18 PM
I made great leeway on a project today.  It went quicker than I thought!  I can't proceed until I get some stuff, and it is getting too late for me to start the other projects I planned for this weekend, so I think I am going to reward myself with a chick flick and popcorn in bed, since DH is away with the dogs.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on October 12, 2013 01:16:39 AM
Still working



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on October 12, 2013 12:59:54 PM
Today, I have made a mistake and have to undo  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on October 12, 2013 08:02:48 PM
still working  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on October 12, 2013 09:49:01 PM
still working


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on October 13, 2013 02:36:34 PM
Everyone seems to be coming along so nicely!!

I'm revamping some of my list.  One of my mediums may not actually happen...I should have started by now.  That's ok though, I still have a great back-up list to work from. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 13, 2013 04:07:55 PM
Wow - I can't believe we have over a month until send outs.  Knocked off another project today - made a booboo, but it still works out.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 13, 2013 04:27:30 PM
I'm in the process of working on a small and two mediums. I have a goal of finishing all three by Thursday. My husband usually has thursday and Fridays off and we like to keep them free for dating.  :) That said, I know this deadline is coming up and I need to quit being so lazy! So, I think this may be the last post I make for a few days just so I can keep off of the internet and into my crafting. Ideally, I will have the second large finished in two weeks but, again, I really just need to get cracking on it now.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on October 13, 2013 06:42:53 PM
I'm done with a large, a medium and 3 smalls and I have 3 mediums under way. I'm hoping to be done with 2 other smalls during my days off this week. I'm hoping to start the other large soon. And I may change my list a bit on a medium. Things are going well.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on October 13, 2013 09:14:34 PM
Finished except for painting the last item! Everything else is wrapped and packaged as well.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on October 14, 2013 08:21:34 AM
Woohoo legatostroke!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 14, 2013 12:34:16 PM
I made quite a bit of progress on an embroidered project over the weekend... It's coming along nicely :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on October 14, 2013 02:14:47 PM
And I have managed to rescue my mess up :)

It wasn't as bad as I thought thankfully.  Slow progress though.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 14, 2013 05:18:46 PM
Feeling SUPER guilty because I'm supposed to be getting some measurements off to onyxnox but am taking care of two teens for like 10 days and haven't had a minute break.  Thought I'd find some time this weekend and then thought I would today but surprise! they had Columbus Day (don't get me started) off.  All they want to do is go a billion places all the time plus there's a lot of family drama so I'm therapist/mom figure.  So frustrated.  I should actually get to go home for the bulk of tomorrow, so I promise I will get them to you ASAP!!!  :-*

That said, whenever I get two minutes when I'm waiting in the minivan somewhere, I work on the _____ __ __________ ____ ___ so it's coming along, just slowly.  But since I almost never have a project I can work with on the run, that's nice.  And this is going to take FOREVER anyway so at least some tiny progress is being made  ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on October 14, 2013 06:24:21 PM
I'm almost done! It came as a total shock to me today when I went through everything and compared it all to my list! A little bit of updating and I have one small to do, one medium to finish, and need to wait until closer to send-outs to put the finishing touches on a large.

I still can't believe this is right though...it seem like I should have a lot more work to do ;) I guess it's paying off already by starting early this year!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 15, 2013 12:27:02 AM
Arrrrrrrrrg! I can't find my stash of ____________ which I need to finish up one thing!  Other than that, I am finally officially started with making things and have a few things underway!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 15, 2013 09:22:55 AM
Arrrrrrrrrg! I can't find my stash of ____________ which I need to finish up one thing!  Other than that, I am finally officially started with making things and have a few things underway!

I always have this problem.  It makes me crazy when I can't find something that I just KNOW I have somewhere!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on October 15, 2013 10:47:13 AM
So that medium I needed to finish up, ya well, pretty sure it going to take me the rest of the day instead of the short amount of time I anticipated. I got the second part of the main part finished last night, then today got it all _______ out so thought it was good to go to finish. Nope. I ran out of the trim I wanted to use, so packed the kids up for a quick trip to Joann's. Only Joann's isn't open until 10, and it was 9 on the dot. So we flew to Michael's. They didn't have what I needed, so I picked the closest replacement. Get home and try using the replacement and it just doesn't work. So I use an original and another 'material' and thought that would work. Nope. My _________ was off so when I _______ the first 'material' it didn't get in te right spot. So then the second 'material' I have to entirely hand ______. Which I normally never mind, and in fact quite enjoy, except that my ________ keeps _______ and I will have to go around a 3rd time. Once I get those done, hopefully the crafting fairies will help out for some smooth sailing.

You know, I could just start over. But no way. I am determined to make this the best darned _______ ever now!! Lol :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on October 15, 2013 03:59:36 PM
I persevere.  Slowly!   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on October 16, 2013 06:38:34 AM
I persevere.  Slowly!   

me too!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on October 16, 2013 07:03:06 AM
Working along on a large. I pick it up for a bit each evening. I really wish work would stop interfering with my craft time ;)
I am enjoying the long crafting time and am actually sticking to my list. So far anyway.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 16, 2013 10:09:21 AM
I persevere.  Slowly!   

me too!  ;D

Me three!  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 16, 2013 10:32:15 AM
So that medium I needed to finish up, ya well, pretty sure it going to take me the rest of the day instead of the short amount of time I anticipated. I got the second part of the main part finished last night, then today got it all _______ out so thought it was good to go to finish. Nope. I ran out of the trim I wanted to use, so packed the kids up for a quick trip to Joann's. Only Joann's isn't open until 10, and it was 9 on the dot. So we flew to Michael's. They didn't have what I needed, so I picked the closest replacement. Get home and try using the replacement and it just doesn't work. So I use an original and another 'material' and thought that would work. Nope. My _________ was off so when I _______ the first 'material' it didn't get in te right spot. So then the second 'material' I have to entirely hand ______. Which I normally never mind, and in fact quite enjoy, except that my ________ keeps _______ and I will have to go around a 3rd time. Once I get those done, hopefully the crafting fairies will help out for some smooth sailing.

You know, I could just start over. But no way. I am determined to make this the best darned _______ ever now!! Lol :D


Oh my gosh, I know how you feel!! It seems to happen that way. First, none of my mediums have stayed medium - they've all gone larger. Then  my smalls seem to have expanded to the medium category. I've been to the craft store several times and always manage to forget something.
And all that time I was supposed to be off the net and crafting the last couple of days? Nope. I had to go on lice duty. My 6 y/o came home with it and we went nuts. 3.5 hours on her head the first day and then another 2.5 the next (she has SUPER long hair, down to her bottom) but they are gone now. I took her in to the school nurse to let them have a look. 40 min later they declared her lice free. I've been doing so much laundry and vacuuming the last three days it's unbelievable. Thankfully none of the rest of us got it - it all came from the first grade class room. Apparently, a few other kids got it, too, and went home the same day mine did. I've never had to deal with lice before so this was quite a kick in the pants learning experience. Disgusting and Ick. 

That all said, I packed all of my crafting stuff away that very day. There's no way I was going to let them nasty little buggers have a chance at my crafting stuff. I don't think my house has been this clean since we moved in lol.
Now that life is finally back to normal, though, I'm crafting away. One small-turned-medium will be done today.  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on October 16, 2013 10:49:53 AM
Oh no, lice are a pain! Sounds like you got everything cleaned up well though, hopefully they stay gone!

I finally finished that medium!! Lol!! Crazy, I can't believe the things that kept happening! Yesterday, after the crazy morning, I ran short of an item, so still had to make the trip to Joann's, thankfully they had exactly what I needed. Then today, I went to finish it up, only my ________ did not like using the _______, so it was back to hand ______. The last part I needed to do, I attached the first half, then realized I cut it too short. So I took that part off and re-cut a new piece (good thing I got plenty extra yesterday just in case) and hand _______ it together. Happy to say, it is finished!!

Only now I have two more similar items to make for non-swap related gifts and I'm scared to attempt them lol : D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on October 16, 2013 12:50:16 PM
I have been overwhelmed, between this swap, family Christmas presents and my sudden invite to a pirate-themed Halloween party (and of course, I am too stubborn to just buy a costume... especially since it's for a craft shop I just started volunteering at!). So, I spent the week avoiding all of that and working on the idea I had for wrapping presents! ;D Nice way to low-stress craft the time away while I wrap my head around everything that still needs to get done.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on October 16, 2013 12:55:03 PM
I'm still here and creeping steadily toward the finish line. One more biggish thing plus some finishing touches and I'm done!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 16, 2013 03:01:11 PM


Only now I have two more similar items to make for non-swap related gifts and I'm scared to attempt them lol : D

haha me too! My mom particularly loves         , so I of course have to make some for her lol. My kids keep seeing things that I'm making (even though I try to hide them) and they want the stuff too. Sheesh. I need to find a nice big box to hide everything in as I go along. Then, maybe, they won't keep begging.  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on October 16, 2013 04:39:32 PM
I might just torture quaggy, and send her package early, after I get paid for this order of stuffed alligators.  I need all the space I can spare in my studio.  Her package takes up some real estate.  :)  I need to remember to pack a few things that are hanging around.  :).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on October 16, 2013 09:13:37 PM
I got up early (for me)  and worked on something cute, then spent all the rest of the morning pondering one of life's biggest questions:  why if I'm right handed do I have superglue all over my left hand fingers  ??????, and WHERE is my package of glitter?????  Guess I will have to keep looking tomarrow.   ::) ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on October 16, 2013 09:50:26 PM
I'm checking in! I've had so many tech issues but have been really good and not thrown my phone and computer across the room; not filed for electronics divorce from my help desk (also known as hubby) and not ripped most of my hair out.

Ugh.

The only good thing is that crafting had gotten done. Maybe not as fast as I want it to, but it's getting there.
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on October 16, 2013 11:36:28 PM
Still here!!  Still crafting!!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on October 17, 2013 06:24:35 AM
I'm still plugging along.  I think this long crafting time is killing me; I work much better under a short deadline.  With this, I can fill the time with everything else besides the swap, then cram it all into a short amount of time.  I'm going to have to do that with a couple things, since I don't want them sitting around for very long before sending.  Plus, I'm still getting things together for a craft show on November 16. 
Having said that, I finished another small the other day.  I started a medium, but don't like it.  I might have to bite the bullet and buy different supplies for that one.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 17, 2013 06:31:34 AM
Making considerable progress towards one of my larges, but now my hand hurts.  Worried it may take me the entire time we have left - not that it will use that much time, but that I'll have to give my hand a break frequently.

It's definitely the most complex version of this craft I've ever done and *so far* it seems to be coming along quite well.  Unfortunately it's the kind of thing that if I screw up, it destroys the entire thing - which I've put about 12 hours into already - so here's praying that I manage not to screw it up!  ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on October 17, 2013 02:32:31 PM
Found my glitter.

FYI;  it not a good idea to use glitter or super glue while laying down in the bed.

On the other hand, I like how things turned out. 


My daughter for sure is bringing me the vacumn belt she picked up for me.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 17, 2013 04:49:12 PM
Picked up a store bought small tonight... and a little treat for DH and myself!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on October 17, 2013 05:02:08 PM
Just checking in. I'm almost done with everything! Yay. I'm going to start wrapping everything soon.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on October 17, 2013 07:04:13 PM
oh golly i have such a long list and so little progress! 
lucky for me i'm all done with crafting for other swaps and can focus 100% on items for mink_bikini.  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 18, 2013 05:22:04 AM
Found my glitter.

FYI;  it not a good idea to use glitter or super glue while laying down in the bed.


I cannot even tell you how many times my husband has been annoyed with me because I did exactly that.  And then when I cleaned it up, I didn't get all of it (can you?!) and he inevitably ends up with glitter on his face or body in the morning and doesn't discover it until he's at work and one of his students points it out  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on October 18, 2013 06:05:18 PM
Just checking in! Still crafting.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on October 19, 2013 06:05:08 AM
Im pretty much in wrap up mode  ;D deciding which bits go where ;)

cant wait to send!! :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on October 19, 2013 06:19:44 AM
I might just torture quaggy, and send her package early, after I get paid for this order of stuffed alligators.  I need all the space I can spare in my studio.  Her package takes up some real estate.  :)  I need to remember to pack a few things that are hanging around.  :).

Torture  has not been having enough craft time.  I do have 4 large items totally finished, have not really been paying attention to the guidelines, bad me. Everything has taken at least 4 to 8 hours each.  I have one more item I want to do that is gonna take at least 6 + hours, the problem is it is in my outdoor storage room and a stray cat decided to have a family of five in the room.  She has her little ones right under the self that is holding my needed item. Hoping she will leave them long enough and I can time it right to get in and get out otherwise I may end up with cat scratch wounds.
Working on a fifth gift that should be finished today it to is a large, so I think I will be on the downside after those two items are complete and be able to wind this up pretty quick!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 19, 2013 01:26:54 PM
I have not been able to get any further, but that is because life keeps intruding - MIL wants me to go over to her house to help her recover the remaining cushions from the trailer, and I had some work related classes to do, including some online education, and the site was  not working - so frustrating.  I could do the course and do the accompanying quiz, but the site was not marking that I passed all the quizzes - even when I repeated it.  So my head blew up after three (and multiple attempts at them).  Also I have to stop by work to drop off some receipts for the classes, and have my crafting workshops next week.

The good thing is that I am quite far along on my projects.  I have to pick up two store bought goodies I want to add.  I have to finish one craft, and make 1-2 more items and voila, c'est fini!

I am holding out a bit though - the workshops accompany a great craft supply trade/floor show, and I am hoping to make or find some craft goodies to send too.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 19, 2013 08:57:57 PM
I finished another item the other night. Yay! Now I'm in the process of working on 3 at the same time. Hoping to finish one tomorrow and get another one almost all of the way finished. It may or my not happen tomorrow though. My daughter's Girl Scout (I'm a co-leader) Halloween party is on Monday and I have to bake a TON so we will see how it goes.

I'm plodding along through a large and I'm hoping to have a good go at it while things are in the oven or cooling. It's quite labor intensive and will probably take me upwards of 7 or 8 hours. I really want to be done with it by the end of the week though and give my fingers a break. And then make myself one of exactly the same thing lol!!  :D I really do love it and love how it's turning out.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on October 21, 2013 05:49:16 AM
I'm still plodding on, don't seem to be finishing anything, just have loads of wips (and still more bluming ideas).  I am going to make a concerted effort to crack on with the unfinished items to see where I am up to.

If I return and don't have a positive update, send me away!!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 21, 2013 11:22:53 AM
My big interview is over! So I can return to the land of the living crafting! After I catch up on some cleaning so that I have a reasonable space in which to craft, of course...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 21, 2013 01:18:42 PM
I am still here and crafting!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 21, 2013 11:36:03 PM
Still here, and (small kine) crafting....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 22, 2013 08:40:23 AM
I went over my list yesterday and am actually quite a bit farther along than I thought :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on October 22, 2013 10:21:28 AM
Finished one large and still pondering the second one. Need to sleep on that one a little longer.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 22, 2013 05:08:04 PM
Holy crap, it took me eleven days but yesterday I FINALLY finished one of my larges.  Of course, I was ridiculously ambitious with it which was why it became this massive beast but I did it and it is done and if onyxnox doesn't like it, I genuinely hope she sends it back and I will be happy to make her something else  :D

Now a break to go back to actual Christmas crafting for gifts - my family is getting together at Thanksgiving this year (we're pretty spread out) so I need my gifts for four nephews and three nieces done before then since everyone will open gifts together.  If I can manage to get together birthday gifts for two nephews and two nieces as well (so I don't have to ship them), that would be extra awesome. 

I feel tired just thinking about it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on October 23, 2013 01:27:25 PM
Still here, still going, still too busy to craft as much as I want, still excited!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on October 24, 2013 02:58:15 AM
working on my last craft today. ive never done a large a swap as this before. its been good fun but very challenging :) with all other plans on hold for the next 6 weeks i admit it will be a relief to know i have finished and any other bits i find time or inspiration for will be optional extras


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on October 24, 2013 07:01:16 AM
Spent the last 2 days working on a large, found out it wasn't the right size.  Now I'm starting the large over.  :(


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on October 24, 2013 02:40:16 PM
We're right at about 5 weeks until send-outs!!

Please please remember to keep in contact on the board and with your partner. This is such a big swap and there's already been a couple issues going on with communication, I really don't want anyone to get flaked on.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 25, 2013 03:43:18 AM
No worries - busy this week through to Sunday with the Creativ Festival - a huge local crafting floor show and workshops - I am taking a lot of workshops.  But I am done except for 2 crafts (both started, not done) and two store bought goodies.  I am seriously hoping on sending next weekend - either in 1 or two packages.  I am a bit tighter on cash than expected (no thanks to my impulse to buy myself an antique desk for my birthday, and the floor show).  I have my worklist clipped to my lamp right in front of my face on my crafting table right now, with the need to dos highlighted. 

It will be sent - I just hope it makes it there!

Rockmygypsysoul - the only way you can disappoint me I suspect would be if you sent me art of massive spider clowns with angel wings in a weird Bocelli style- that would scare the crap out of me and scar me for life.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on October 25, 2013 06:47:11 AM
I'm still here (now isn't that a dumb statement? duh! but at my age, i'm happy to be here)  anyway I am working on this swap and a few others.  I get sidetracked so easily, I think I have ADD!  or AttentionCraftingDisorder, something. suffice it to say, I have a Big Mess to straighten up!







Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 25, 2013 10:45:13 AM
Hey all! I haven't finished anything this week but I am making great headway. I'm in progress of one large, two mediums and a small and am trying to finish at least the small and a medium today. Tonight and tomorrow will be super crazy busy b/c half of my family are in a friends wedding (I know, another one) and we will be running rampant from 4pm today through all of tomorrow. It will be fun, though. I am still on track for sending early.  ;D  I can't wait for you to get your things CabinArts!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 25, 2013 10:50:57 AM
Rockmygypsysoul - the only way you can disappoint me I suspect would be if you sent me art of massive spider clowns with angel wings in a weird Bocelli style- that would scare the crap out of me and scar me for life.

That would scar me as well so I think you're in the clear   ;)

Was running a few errands today and hit the jackpot!  Most of it is for me, I got the husband a gift, got the mom a gift, got an unfinished craft item that I am going to attempt to finish and send to onyxnox as well as what I think are some awesome ________ ______ for onyxnox as well - in fact, I'm a little jealous and it's for crafting I don't even do!  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on October 25, 2013 12:54:38 PM
still here, been busy with boy scout popcorn however it is almost finished. crafting slowly for this and a craft show in a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 25, 2013 09:51:22 PM
Still here! I've been working on what I thought was going to be a medium, but is taking a very long time, so it might end up being a small-ish sized large, due to time!  (Eeep, I hope it turns out after all of this!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on October 26, 2013 03:07:56 AM
Still here as well! Purchased some items; getting excited to start one of the larges!!! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on October 26, 2013 07:36:59 AM
I managed to get my item out of the storeroom last Sunday.  Mama cat moved her kittens to a antique cast iron wood burning stove that sits on the back deck. I started working on it and have managed to work a few hours on it  each evening during the week. Hoping that I can get it finished up today so that I can do the last details on it and get it ready to ship.  I have been having so much fun on this project.  I left another project in mid stream to start this one.  I need to take inventory of what I have so far and see how many more days are needed. I am so close to being through.  I have only 1 bought item so I think a trip to the store is needed for a few extras!   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on October 26, 2013 01:47:26 PM
i have one more small item 75% completed, hope to finish that this evening! 
found some great new inspiration on Pinterest too..tons of new ideas!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on October 26, 2013 02:00:59 PM
My large is still in progress and I am about to finish a small.

Finally, I feel like I am making some progress.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 26, 2013 03:01:24 PM
Attempted part of a medium.  Complete disaster.  Like, terrible, terrible disaster.  Even my husband said so and he thinks the sun shines out of my butt.

 >:(


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on October 26, 2013 03:29:17 PM
Oh Boo, Rockmygypsysoul.

My other half is also supportive, so when things go bad, I know  :(.

Hope you manage to work it out, rework it well or make something amazingly better.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on October 26, 2013 05:37:56 PM
I made a first attempt at a large... learned a lot of things, managed not to injure myself or the cat, or destroy anything of value, so after a few design adjustments, I'll be ready to make another attempt! I think I'll shoot for a medium tonight instead...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 26, 2013 05:59:21 PM
One more day of workshops tomorrow, then I can try to finish up this swap.  But I won't be able to send out until I get paid next.  Which will be before the swap is due  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on October 27, 2013 04:45:54 PM
i have one more small item 75% completed, hope to finish that this evening! 
found some great new inspiration on Pinterest too..tons of new ideas!

Wooohoo things are going great here too. Modifying one of the larges and making a Medium to go with it.

Inspired by MY Pinterest? 4000+ pins baby!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on October 27, 2013 10:51:44 PM
I should be done next week!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on October 28, 2013 09:34:47 AM
I'm still waiting for the craft store to get in the one thing I need to finish the large, and more Christmas items for finishing touches.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on October 28, 2013 12:16:09 PM
ok, so I was in our awesome and enormous local antique store and CabinArts is now, officially, extra spoiled. I have to stop myself.  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on October 28, 2013 02:08:59 PM
I've been MIA for a bit but just the got the vital piece for my large and crossing my fingers that it goes well with putting it together.  Have been way to busy making costumes for three adults, one kid and two dogs as well as helping my hubby and SIL make a submission video for the Amazing Race!  There were local auditions and they figured they had a great back story so they signed up.  They made one video there but can submit a second three minute video and wow, is it ever tough to get people to do what you want and vision!  Will post it on youtube if anyone is interested in seeing what kind of family tolerates me :)

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on October 29, 2013 09:21:23 AM
I didn't have time to craft this week, it's been a crazy week at work. But things are going well, I'm almost done with my second large and I still have twos medium and a small to finish. Now I have to think about the wrapping.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on October 29, 2013 09:23:51 AM
I just sat down to see what I had left on my list to do, because I was starting to feel like I won't have enough time to do everything between now and sendouts.  I have 4 smalls and the last part of the large to finish and I'm done!  WOO! 
Plus, I've got a good handle on the inventory I'm taking to the craft show middle of November, so I'm in much better shape than I expected to be.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on October 29, 2013 09:41:10 AM
I always feel like I am WAY behind until I actually take note of everything I have and then it's a nice surprise to realize I am on track!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on October 29, 2013 11:57:36 AM
Granny here is still fuuffing along, but I am making some progress!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 29, 2013 03:36:48 PM
OMG... I am such a procrastinator.   Yesterday,  we had a totally lazy day and vegged on the couch after taking the dogs out.  Today, I had to spend the day cooking for DH's hunting trip next week.  Two mac and cheese casseoles, a large pot of beef stew, 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies,  4 dozen oatmeal raisin cookies,  4 dozen chocolate chip brownies,  4 dozen chocolate peanut butter brownies,  and 4 loaves of garlic bread later, l'm too pooped to fjnish the last two projects today!

But once he's gone in a couple of days, I can burn through them, and hopefully send after l get paid.   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on October 29, 2013 04:05:55 PM
I am finished!!!!! Yea me!!!!  I even made it to the store and bought some extras.  Now to wrap, label and take photos!  I need to put them in order of days to open.  My larges will come throughout opening as some must to opened early to enjoy through the season.  I ended with a good mix and think my partner will be pleased! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 29, 2013 04:47:06 PM
Ooooooh - yeah - I forgot about the taking pictures, and wrapping part of it....

Good job quaggy!  I am jealous!

I have to go to work to pick up flu shots for DH tomorrow, so when I am downtown, I am going to stop by a favourite store and pick up a store bought goody for rockmygypsoul - and maybe a treat or two for myself too.

I am happy though - I just did a review of my items and 9/12 or so of them are crafted, including the extras - and there are multiples in some of those items I counted as 1 item.  I just hope that she likes them all!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on October 29, 2013 06:25:57 PM
So, last week I was in Dollar General and saw some wrapping paper. I was in a rush so I decided I'd just come back another day...... Why is it that I can't find any wrapping paper in this town!? lol It's like everyone in the whole town took all the tissue paper and wrapping paper!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on October 29, 2013 07:36:46 PM
Took a break for Halloween costumes and now I've got a cold so I am still half of the last item short of sending. Assuming I feel better by the weekend, it will get done then. Everything else is already wrapped and packed in a box.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on October 29, 2013 09:23:06 PM
I've been feelingke I was sooooo behind, until I took stock of what I have finished. That's anxiety for ya, makes everything seem so much worse than it is. Between that and the renewed lack of internet in my apartment and my newly doubled hours at work, I'm surprised I haven't torn my hair out.

Yet, I plod on! Grateful to have a monthish left, but on I plod.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on October 31, 2013 05:51:19 AM
Still working! Stitching, stitching. . .


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on October 31, 2013 11:29:31 AM
grumble,  grumble... I forgot to pick up---------.  Stupid,  stupid,  stupid.   


However,  I did some research,  and UPS may be a viable option.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on October 31, 2013 01:13:41 PM
FOUND Wrapping Paper! Yes, I'm back on track.. Is it me, or does it seem like time went by super fast! I guess time really does fly when you're having fun.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 01, 2013 04:47:12 AM
OMG IT'S NOVEMBER!!! I feel really behind but I guess I'm not doing too bad. Except now it's NaNoWriMo so I'll have to make sure I give each project a fair amount of time!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 01, 2013 06:45:04 AM
I totally had to give up on the idea of Nanowrimo this year  :'(  Just not feasible with crafting for the holidays plus my paid writing gigs heat up this time of year (since the government somehow thought they should release and put due dates on tons of grants that are all around the holidays - yeah, that makes sense).  Had been looking forward to it, though.

Hoping by next year to be so on the ball with Christmas that I can pull a novel out of my butt in November!  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: adrienne_bowers on November 01, 2013 12:13:40 PM
I'm still plugging away.   Been in contact with my partner several times and still coming up with more ideas


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 01, 2013 04:59:55 PM
Dingdingdingdingding!!!!  I am DONE my crafted items - unless I make an extra or two!

I just have to go and pick up that store bought treat I wanted to get and then I can start wrapping and rolling!  I have the box ready and everything SHOULD fit, if I am careful with my wrapping.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 01, 2013 07:07:06 PM
oh. my. goodness.

so...we may be moving.  like, at the end of the month.  we weren't even really looking though we've always talked about how much we'd like a place where we could have a yard for the puppies and no carpeting (since they do so like to treat carpet like their potty pad).  and with our lease up, we talked about it but decided no.  and then today, like an idiot, i was stumbling around on craigslist and found an apartment without our price range, bigger than what we have, with an enclosed backyard area, and laminate flooring downstairs.  so we're checking it out tomorrow and if it's what we want, we're going to commit.  which terrifies me cause it's only half an hour away (which makes it close to the husband's work) but that's half an hour away from michaels, hobby lobby, my parents, my doctors, everything and we're a one-car family after my nasty accident earlier this year.

anyway, so now i'm freaking out.  i was already stressing about how much i need to get done pre-Christmas but now this?!  AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

so in order to (mostly) wrap up onyxnox's package (thank God I've been working on it off and on the whole time!), i will be crafting like a maniac all weekend.  already told the husband im holing up with lots of crafts, all 8 harry potter movies, and a case or two of coke.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on November 02, 2013 02:02:17 AM
Still here and working away.  I've changed up a few of my ideas.  I'm rather pleased with my Day 10 idea!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 02, 2013 05:02:21 AM
so in order to (mostly) wrap up onyxnox's package (thank God I've been working on it off and on the whole time!), i will be crafting like a maniac all weekend.  already told the husband im holing up with lots of crafts, all 8 harry potter movies, and a case or two of coke.

Oh no - moving is a terrifying thought for me too - especially considering how much in renovations we have to do.  For that matter, I think I swap to procrastinate on going through the final pile of boxes in my living room - not from the move, but from the packing up for the renos.  The packing and up, shuffling around, and unpacking over and over again the last few years was like moving every few months.  I lost crafting supplies for years because of it - and it is why I have two heat guns, two paper trimmers, etc.

But a yard for the pups is so important.  This house we are in now was a tiny pre-war bungalow that was blah with a lot of fix-ups when we were looking.  That was until the agent took us out to the backyard, and the first thing I said was, "Oh my god!  TOBY WILL LOVE THIS!"  Jim apparently turned to him and said, "Yeah, I think we're going to end up getting this one..."

Eleven years, and a new story, completely redone basement, new bathroom, etc later, we are still working on it, but have some very happy puppies.

So should I try to send it next week to the current address?  I was thinking of sending standard UPS which seems to guarantee delivery in about 4 days.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 02, 2013 06:34:06 AM
Yeah - our first few years together had us moving all the time which resulted in me pretty much not crafting at all for quite some time.  But we've been here for four years now and we've enjoyed it.  The pups are small so the apartment is okay for them most of the time but when we go over to my parents we bring them and let them loose in my parents' HUGE backyard and they go nuts.  Even better with this new place is that I can supposedly open my back door and they can just head out - no leash, no nothing.  And other than summer, I can pretty much just keep the door open for the day when I'm home so they can come and go as they like. 

I am a little nervous about letting Guster have that much freedom around other dogs or even children - he's never bitten anyone but since he's a chiweenie and he's deaf, he is pretty paranoid.  But we think as long as he knows he has access to Mommy all the time, he should be okay.

Anyway, totally ship to my current address!  If we decide to go with this new place, we still have to put in our 30 days notice so we will be here!   :)

As terrified and overwhelmed as I am, is it crazy that I am excited that this will force me to go through all my crafting stuff and actually organize it?!  Plus with the extra bedroom, I can have a real craft room that isn't totally overrun by other storage crap.  A whole room of supplies and WIPs where I can find exactly what I need..?  :o ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 02, 2013 08:21:11 AM
Not crazy at all - it feeds the hope of organization ;)  BTW - that was what I thought when we came here, that I could just leave the door open for Toby, and Ginger when she came along, to come in and out at will.  Well, not only can they come and go, but so can other little critters looking for food or a warm place to hide - keep that in mind!

Though eventually the latch for the back door broke and Ginger knows that she can go out whenever she wants by pushing hard enough, and the new one, Troy is learning that too.  Too bad they can't figure out how to let themselves back in!

Good luck on the craft-a-thon ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on November 02, 2013 09:40:44 AM
I have a nightly craft-a-thon going on... sent the hubby to visit SIL but one very bored kid is here so I'm limited to crafting time.  Now maybe things will get finished instead of just being half done.
Only two things in duplicating?  wow... I know I have way WAY more than that.  One of these days I will actually have a crafting space that is mine all mine and can finally put EVERYTHING away.  Then have a huge crafty yard sale or something like that.

Ahh, to dream!
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on November 02, 2013 09:32:45 PM
Got another Large almost finished today, moving steadily towards the finish line!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 03, 2013 01:42:30 PM
When I was in the craft store the other day they were putting out a new load of Christmas things. I'm pretty sure now that what I need will be there and I can finish up that large!

Send outs are sneaking up on us pretty soon!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 03, 2013 03:19:57 PM
I got nothing done on this swap this weekend... ACK. (I am 1/5 to my word count for NaNoWriMo, however... but to be fair, NaNoWriMo is something I can work on at work during slow times. I don't think I could bring all the supplies I need for this swap to work...)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on November 04, 2013 06:23:16 AM
Going to be spending time this week holed up in my craft room.  I'm also going to be making the last of the stuff I need to send this weekend with my mom when I visit my parents.  The only thing left is to figure out how to wrap everything.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 04, 2013 09:45:14 AM
I am almost finished with another project that I worked on over the weekend.  I expect it to be finished either tonight or tomorrow.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on November 04, 2013 03:33:13 PM
I finished up a medium today but I am having second thoughts about my plans for one of the larges. It just isn't coming together for me. I haven't decided if I should keep working with it, or give up and try something else.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on November 05, 2013 05:38:31 AM
Still here! Slacking on updating, slowed down on crafting (I know, a crafters worst mistake). I have a medium to finish, a large and a medium to do and I'm done. :) ill probably finish the mwdium thia weekend and try to knock out the other medium as well. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 05, 2013 07:59:56 AM
When I was in the craft store the other day they were putting out a new load of Christmas things. I'm pretty sure now that what I need will be there and I can finish up that large!

Send outs are sneaking up on us pretty soon!!

Woohoo! Yay for me! lol. I know, I was just in Michaels yesterday and they brought a ton of new stuff out and it's very exciting.
I'm still plugging away. I think I'm gonna get a good chunk done today and another on Thursday and Friday. Honestly, the only trouble I'm anticipating is trying to remember to photograph before wrapping lol. I have a feeling I will forget until everything is all wrapped up nice and pretty and then I will have to facepalm myself....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 06, 2013 03:31:29 PM
Managed to wrap all but 2 gifts this past weekend.  I have sticky notes on each so I can label then for the day they should be opened.  I need to dig in my stash for a ______________ otherwise the item that I ____________ will not____________.

Looks like I will need to ship 2 for sure, maybe 3 boxes.

Can we ship before the 27th?????????????


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 06, 2013 05:06:39 PM
I was going to wrap and pack today, after spending the morning going through the stack of boxes of packed stuff from when we packed for renos.  But I decided to be a good good girl and go through the boxes all day.  I have come to the sad realization that we are hoarders, and now have at least 5 boxes packed to donate, made many trips to the recycle bin, and have more boxes to be packed for donations tomorrow.  Sadly, there still is a box pile there, but the good thing is that it is much smaller.

I have finally come to the realization that life is too short for cheap yarn... especially when it takes up soooooo much room!

So tomorrow I will wrap and pack and depending on when I am done with that, I will send!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 06, 2013 05:40:13 PM
I'm still going... like a snail, but going nonetheless.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on November 06, 2013 07:03:38 PM
I got everything for the wrapping and just a small and a large to finish crafting!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 06, 2013 10:37:53 PM
I'm still working on a large and have a few smalls to finish.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Eiseldora on November 07, 2013 12:12:55 AM
I'm back from a nasty cold. I got no craftying for the swap done since my last update, but I mostly need to finish stuff and make one last large.

Yeah to being almost done!

I'm just nervous that my partner won't like what I have for her!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 07, 2013 05:04:06 AM
I'm just nervous that my partner won't like what I have for her!

Yeah, I'm a little nervous I went overboard with one of my partner's wishes.  I may have gotten a little too gung-ho about it.  :-\

But on the upside I only have three smalls, 1/3 of a medium, and wrapping/tags left to do.  Which is awesome since we ARE going to be moving in three and a half weeks which absolutely terrifies me.  Since I know it will take forever to set up my craft room in the new place, I have to have everything for this swap, a personal swap, one other small swap, Christmas, and a billion birthdays done within like two weeks.

Seriously, I have 38 projects to do in the next two weeks.  I think a few of those I can just substitute for purchased gifts, several of them are in process or even almost done, and when all else fails I know the husband and my parents will be fine with having to wait until later to get their gifts if necessary.  So I'm trying not to freak out.

And now I'm off to do my *actual* work....


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on November 07, 2013 06:43:30 AM
I need to get my a$$ in gear, and pack and send quaggy her package. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 07, 2013 09:17:04 AM
I am slowly but surely getting done with this package! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 07, 2013 10:46:49 AM
Good luck with the move!  Just think - it will be worth it in the end!  Yard for the doggies!!!!

I am wrapped, packed, and ready to ship.  It will be going out either today or tomorrow.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 07, 2013 04:04:43 PM
I found the item I needed!  Yea me but can not find a ______ to fit it so a trip to the store is required.  Looks like it will be next week for shipping since my boxes are not gonna fit in the automatic postal bin!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on November 07, 2013 04:40:21 PM
I'm still trudging on this large... it may not be as happy as I think :(  Oh well, its just that crossroad time where I have to either scrap it or get it to work.

decisions decisions.
-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on November 07, 2013 05:14:09 PM
I had a genuine craft failure last night!  I didn't Die from noxious fumes, but I had open windows, a/c, and kitchen exhaust fan all going, and bedroom door closed for cat.  My project looked ok, but didnt release from pan!  Now I'm wondering if I can reheat and salvage any part of it?  or just toss it?  And I am going to have to pack all my messy things away because "sometime" next week the building is having maintenance/exterminator inspection!  Darn, that will sure foul up my working.   

Shoot, I need a candy bar to salve my tender feelings!   


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on November 07, 2013 06:47:07 PM
Did a tally tonight while on a crafting roll and found I've got one more day than I need.  LOL.  That's ok, that way PJR and her son will both have a large to open on Christmas Day.  I'm going to finish the last smalls this weekend with my mom, and after that I just have a large to finish.  I also have my craft fair thrown in there next weekend too.  Thankfully I finished all of my craft show stuff tonight, as well as wrapping some of the things for this swap.  Yay!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on November 07, 2013 08:22:15 PM
Working on a large, slow and steady will see what I have after the weekend and the craft fair is out the way, which is saturday


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on November 07, 2013 08:43:44 PM
Finally got going on the last large today. Then I need to get wrapping!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 08, 2013 09:20:18 AM
Shipped today!  Will PM everyone after I find my receipt!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 08, 2013 08:44:43 PM
Woohoo Onyxnox!

Hope everyone else is doing good!

We've got 19 days until send outs!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on November 08, 2013 08:57:38 PM
Woot, woot............way to go Onyxnox!   I had hoped to have shipped last weekend - didn't happen.  IRL things have been a bit crazy and I just realized that as much time as I spend thinking about and working on this swap, I seem to have forgotten to post in the thread lately!  So while catching up on the thread I had a major 'doh' moment several posts back - while reading someone's post I had the awfully embarrassing realization that I did not take pictures of any of the items I've already wrapped and packaged up!  Oooooops................guess who gets to open presents this weekend?  LOL


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 09, 2013 05:01:51 AM
I have done that before.  Lucky me I took pictures of all but 1 gift I wrapped and decided not to unwrap as I have meet and surpassed the requirements with my other gifts.  Ran to Walmart got the needed item  and just want BF to see this gift in fully glory before I take photos and wrap.  Looks like this afternoon I will find out how many boxes I am gonna be shipping.  2 for sure but it may end up being 3.  Getting so excited for opening day to see what everyone has been up to!!!!!           


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 09, 2013 07:46:47 AM
I need one good shopping trip to get about five or six things done, but it's Homecoming weekend at my alma mater so I have a feeling I'll have to wait until Monday to make that shopping trip... AUGH! But there's one large I might be able to get done tomorrow night...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on November 09, 2013 10:56:39 AM
I'm still here and getting back to crafting after a busy several weeks, ending last night (or at least having a little break now) after we took a whole bunch of middle schoolers to the marching band fest at the stadium until all hours of the night.  oy.

A few things...




We've got 19 days until send outs!!
Eeep!  Crunch time! I'm glad it's rainy today.....


I am slowly but surely getting done with this package! 

Still here, Lindy!  Slowly and (soon-to-be) surely getting done here!




I have finally come to the realization that life is too short for cheap yarn...
I am going to quote you on that.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on November 10, 2013 07:51:10 AM
mom at craft fair, yeeeaaahhh! that stuff is done. now to sit down and see what i have finished, what needs to be finished, and what needs to be bought to finish what ever is missing.

 :o   ;D   ???     ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 10, 2013 07:59:25 AM
I am having the biggest nightmare with one of my larges.  It shouldn't be this troublesome but for some reason it just is!!!

I am going to finish off my smalls, (teeheehee - smalls), and then see if I can attack this large and finish it off.

I feel like I am running out of time rather rapidly  :(


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on November 10, 2013 08:06:59 AM
I wrapped all but 3 things.  I didn't know how to wrap them.  But, they are tied up real pretty.  I think I have 12 items.  I kept getting interrupted, so I kept losing count.  I was seriously so angry, frustrated, and stressed about it, I was actually shaking.  I might have extras.  I don't know.  Some bags have 2 presents in them, so I think I'm good on the 12 items requirement.  I think everything I made turned out nicely.  My camera is being weird, so I didn't take pics.  I know quaggy will take and post pics.  I'm hoping I'll be able to take and post pics.  I can't afford another camera right now.  I managed to stuff everything into one big box that is taped and addressed.  So, I'm going to ship tomorrow, on my way home from visiting my grandma at her nursing home.  Everything I made definitely screams QUAGGY!!!!  She was such a fun partner to craft for.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 10, 2013 08:51:45 AM
Whoops - I just reread the original post - I think I may have mixed up my days/items when labeling, so my smalls, mediums, larges are mixed up a wee bit, I think.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: legatostroke on November 10, 2013 11:13:20 AM
Just finished! - The last thing took a little longer than I anticipated - I can wrap it as soon as it dries and then I'll be ready to ship. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 10, 2013 02:49:51 PM
Whoops - I just reread the original post - I think I may have mixed up my days/items when labeling, so my smalls, mediums, larges are mixed up a wee bit, I think.

Doesn't bother me in the least, but if you'd like to tell me how to reorder them, I can certainly do that!!  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 10, 2013 06:39:29 PM
I'm wrapping up a medium tonight. I still have one more medium and two smalls left to start and finish. The thing that's killing me, though, is this second large!!! It's taking so much longer than I anticipated but I know it will be worth it. I love how it's turning out and I would say I'm gonna make myself one, but I don't want to do it again!! lol! Maybe I can Pin It and then someone else can make me one in a future swap  :D ;)

Anywho, I'm off to get cracking!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 11, 2013 01:38:34 PM
After this weekend, I'm really just lagging with a couple of smalls.   ::)  Almost there, almost there...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 11, 2013 07:20:22 PM
Whoops - I just reread the original post - I think I may have mixed up my days/items when labeling, so my smalls, mediums, larges are mixed up a wee bit, I think.

Doesn't bother me in the least, but if you'd like to tell me how to reorder them, I can certainly do that!!  :)

There was a little method to my madness... items 1 and 2 probably should be kpt that way.  After that, I forgot the order :/


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on November 12, 2013 09:42:20 AM
I got all the smalls done this weekend, and only have to finish the large and wrap everything.  My craft show is this weekend, so I'm not sure when I'll send.  It really depends on how lazy I'm feeling the next week or so. ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 12, 2013 02:47:25 PM
Found out today, my lovely partner has sent.  ;D

This has now got me slightly panicked as I have several things left to finish off. I have been working hard tonight and part 1 of a medium is complete.

My 2nd large is still driving me potty. Am focussing on finishing everything else first though.

Thank you ninaprettyballerina, you have challenged me and I am so excited about getting my package.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on November 12, 2013 05:10:40 PM
Anyone else starting to feel the pressure?   ;D  Someday I'll learn when to just leave well enough alone and stop 'tweaking' each little thing to death! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 12, 2013 07:39:38 PM
Decided to change up my smalls that I haven't been able to make myself do yet.  Figure if I'm struggling this much maybe there's a reason so let's move on to the eight billion other ideas I've had for onyxnox  :D  Hoping so much to finish up and ship out sometime this weekend so they have plenty of time to make their way to Canada (plus I really need to get to packing for moving on the 30th  ::))


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on November 13, 2013 07:21:32 AM
Busy work schedule and attempting NaNo have gotten me all distracted, but I just started working at a local reuse craft store, so I am reinspired! The large that was giving me problems has been changed completely to something else, and one of the mediums I'd basically given up on is back in the plan! Now, to race against the calendar!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 13, 2013 11:48:36 AM
I only have one more item that I haven't started on and a few finishing touches here and there then I will be ready to wrap and send!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on November 13, 2013 12:50:48 PM
I think I'm almost done, need to finish a little something I started last evening and go out and pick up couple of things (anytime it involves something to eat, I have to put it off  til last minute, so I will leave it alone!)  also wrap, which I also avoid as long as possible.  i was just thinking how weird to have Christmas "over" 2 weeks before Thanksgiving, but essentially it will be for me, since all anyone really wants from me is money/giftcards.  Everything I made last year was just set aside and forgotten.  I mean, maybe it's homemade and not big and impressive, but I still worked hard on it!  Oh well, anyone else feel that way, or is it just my family?  Makes me long for March or April or even January.  Oh well, maybe I'm just in a mood....this from the woman who won't drive to Walmart to pick up her glasses that are ready or made tea to avoid going down to the car to get the soda I forgot to bring upstairs on Saturday!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 13, 2013 01:24:56 PM
i was just thinking how weird to have Christmas "over" 2 weeks before Thanksgiving, but essentially it will be for me, since all anyone really wants from me is money/giftcards.  Everything I made last year was just set aside and forgotten.  I mean, maybe it's homemade and not big and impressive, but I still worked hard on it!  Oh well, anyone else feel that way, or is it just my family?  Makes me long for March or April or even January.  Oh well, maybe I'm just in a mood....this from the woman who won't drive to Walmart to pick up her glasses that are ready or made tea to avoid going down to the car to get the soda I forgot to bring upstairs on Saturday!


I totally feel you - it's extremely disappointing to work hard on something and then have someone not appreciate it.  I have a couple of people in my family that enjoy handmade gifts but lots of them who don't.  With handmade becoming so much more popular the past couple of years, I actually have some people in my family that finally value something handmade - but only if I buy it, not if I make it!  ::)  It's one reason I like swapping - then I get stuff more people will value since I didn't actually make it myself.  Although they (well, a couple of them) will actually have the nerve to get their panties in a twist if they think I've spent more time, effort, money, whatever on a handmade gift for someone else or for a swap, even though they don't appreciate when I DO make them something.

I try to remember that people suck and that's not my problem and I'll either make something if I really want to or I will get them whatever else I feel like buying and then just not even mess with it.  This year I've been going for about 95% handmade and I'm going to achieve it but you can bet I put much more time and effort into some of onyxnox's gifts than theirs.

While I give you an e-hug, I would also encourage you to tell yourself they they can suck it and then make yourself something wonderful instead.  ;)



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on November 13, 2013 04:09:15 PM
I'm with you rockmygypsysoul and margiej! Ive found an aunt who loves handmade so i might make her something for Christmas - which i dont usually ( just cos!)  its nice to give something that you put time and effort into that you know someone might just love! ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on November 13, 2013 10:40:01 PM
Ermergherd I'm feeling the crunch now!!  Yipes, I keep waiting for school and everything to lighten up, but no such luck.  Anyway, husby is busy with the symphony this weekend, so I am planning some much needed extended crafty time!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on November 14, 2013 05:32:19 AM
I finally got my a$$ in gear, and shipped yesterday.  I hope my huge package arrives in one piece.  I trust the PO about as far as I could pick them up and throw them.  I mean really, it only says fragile all over the box.  It's one full box, I crammed everything into it.  So, the packaging probably isn't going to look as nice as what's in it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 14, 2013 06:30:26 AM
I think that is why I enjoy being here as a Craftster member, and swapper.  I think we all know the effort and thought we put into our best work, and can appreciate that in others.  There is nothing quite as crushing as putting your heart and soul into making something and having it rejected or dismissed.

But on a good note, I have noticed that my efforts have been more appreciated over the years - maybe because they know what I (or DH and I) are capable of now.  MIL is now coming up with suggestions for things for me to make, and I have overheard cousins at parties saying to others how they hoped I would make more bath bombs or what not.  It's also nice, when I visit neighbours, I have seen the ornaments I have made front and center on their trees. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on November 14, 2013 06:43:51 AM
i was just thinking how weird to have Christmas "over" 2 weeks before Thanksgiving, but essentially it will be for me, since all anyone really wants from me is money/giftcards.  Everything I made last year was just set aside and forgotten.  I mean, maybe it's homemade and not big and impressive, but I still worked hard on it!  Oh well, anyone else feel that way, or is it just my family?  Makes me long for March or April or even January.  Oh well, maybe I'm just in a mood....this from the woman who won't drive to Walmart to pick up her glasses that are ready or made tea to avoid going down to the car to get the soda I forgot to bring upstairs on Saturday!


I totally feel you - it's extremely disappointing to work hard on something and then have someone not appreciate it.  I have a couple of people in my family that enjoy handmade gifts but lots of them who don't.  With handmade becoming so much more popular the past couple of years, I actually have some people in my family that finally value something handmade - but only if I buy it, not if I make it!  ::)  It's one reason I like swapping - then I get stuff more people will value since I didn't actually make it myself.  Although they (well, a couple of them) will actually have the nerve to get their panties in a twist if they think I've spent more time, effort, money, whatever on a handmade gift for someone else or for a swap, even though they don't appreciate when I DO make them something.

I try to remember that people suck and that's not my problem and I'll either make something if I really want to or I will get them whatever else I feel like buying and then just not even mess with it.  This year I've been going for about 95% handmade and I'm going to achieve it but you can bet I put much more time and effort into some of onyxnox's gifts than theirs.

While I give you an e-hug, I would also encourage you to tell yourself they they can suck it and then make yourself something wonderful instead.  ;)



I get that **ALL** the time from my family.  I gave up trying to make them things and I just stick to swaps (much to my husband's dismay).  If I do make them anything handmade, its gotta be one of those quick and dirty crafts that look good but if she tosses it to one side, I don't give a rat's bottom.  Bad attitude but too many years of being upset has slightly hardened my attitude.   But the good news is that I also did what Onyxnox has done and made ornaments for trees.  They do hang them up year after year and was funny when a lady bought every single ornament I made last year, my MIL was a bit upset that I hadn't saved her one. 

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 14, 2013 08:16:59 AM
13 Days Until Send Outs!!
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You gals are doing awesome! These early senders are totally rockin it!

I got the last of my items and will finish everything up hopefully this week!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 14, 2013 10:42:32 AM
I just made one of the smalls I've been really really looking forward to! It's something I've always wanted to make for myself but I can't use it (that would make sense if I divulged the secret of what it is!) so I'm happy I got to make it for someone else. I might actually make a bunch for Christmas presents now... After I finally got the design decided on and all the materials and tools together, I got this one done in one episode of Say Yes to the Dress  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on November 14, 2013 12:17:02 PM
I was done, but i thought of two more items I can make! I'm so excited!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on November 14, 2013 03:49:05 PM
I've been the same amount of close for too long! Just one thing to finish and suddenly my free time has evaporated! Arg! But I will finish on time no matter what!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 14, 2013 06:06:28 PM
Headed to the post office tomorrow!!!!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 14, 2013 06:40:32 PM
Crazy! Less than two weeks to go! I'm doing ok on mine. I have to finish up a bunch that are all about 75% done and then start and finish one small. I've got some extras that I found the other day that I'm super happy about, too! :-) My youngest daughter's birthday party is tomorrow and her actual birthday the day after so I after tonight I won't be able to do much until Sunday. Still, I'm looking to wrap up at least one small tonight and get a large part of the large done.


And I hear all of you on the whole hand-made v. store bought dilemma.  The last few years in a row I have handmade 100% of the gifts. MONTHS of work. And most of it never got used or gets looked at. That kind of thing totally crushes your crafty little spirit. So this year I totally flipped a 180. There are 3 people in my family who seem to truly like and use what I craft so those are the only ones I am going to spend my time on. Everyone else can have the bought crap and then I can actually enjoy myself this season. Thus far, I have already finished 80% of the Christmas shopping and about 75% of the Christmas crafting of gifts. I've finally realized it's not worth my time or effort if people don't care about what I make and I do. I'm just going to make myself happy and enjoy this glorious holiday!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 15, 2013 05:26:22 AM
Last year I made almost all my gifts... a lot of people got rice-filled microwaveable heat packs, which were a HUGE hit, and I was hearing about how great they are for months. They were the ridiculously easy "I don't know what else to make for you" gift... the ones I spent tons of time and effort on disappeared, never to be seen again. And I'm an only child with very doting family members who think the sun shines out of my butt! So I'm right there with you guys. This is why I stopped work on the EPIC cross-stitch project I was working on... it was for someone who, consistently every year, seems to not fully appreciate the handmade. He wants crappy gadgets and gift cards? Fine... he can have crappy gadgets and gift cards. I'll cross-stitch something else epic for someone who'll understand what it represents (a year's - or more - worth of needle pricks and frustration all to make them something nice).

In other news, Fiance told me the small I made yesterday was very good, which is awesome because it's more his craft than mine. Encouraged, I shall finish a medium today BEFORE work!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 15, 2013 07:45:35 AM
I don't do a lot of handmade gifts for people cause most of them don't appreciate it.  I do try to buy handmade stuff if I can though.  This year I actually bought a few handmade items from Etsy to give as gifts.  Things I don't have that much skill to make and are very high quality. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 15, 2013 01:48:59 PM
Finished! Woohoo!! Except I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to wrap one of the larges. No clue. I think I might have to find a carrier to had deliver it lol!

I will take pictures and get everything wrapped up over the weekend. :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 15, 2013 03:25:21 PM
My package arrived from gotgrey today.   Woo hoo!  It is sitting here saying open me open me!  I must remain calm , stay focused and hide it away!


I also sent mine to gotgrey today and she should have it on Monday!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 16, 2013 07:37:23 AM
I have just finished another item, I really like this one. 

Hoping to be complete by Tuesday, as I am now off to Italy for the rest of the week. (birthday treat - so excited)

My 2nd large is still incomplete but I am ever hopeful. 




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on November 16, 2013 01:07:51 PM
How exciting! Italy! Lucky you :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 16, 2013 07:24:41 PM
Ooh have fun in Italy!! And happy birthday!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 17, 2013 02:08:00 AM
Thank you, I can't wait.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on November 17, 2013 01:07:41 PM
 I have everything done except for some finishing touches. And, of course, I need to photograph and wrap everything--that will take a while.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 17, 2013 01:45:58 PM
Just completed another item. On with the next.

I seem to be making 'messy makes'!!  I am covered in **** right now!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on November 17, 2013 03:03:50 PM
It is getting to be crunch time and I haven't completed as much as I would have liked. I'm possibly going to send late because we plan on going to Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving break and a car ride will be the perfect place to catch up on my stitching projects. Plus, I'm sure I'll find some great extras while shopping over the holiday.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 17, 2013 03:31:13 PM
Have had a pretty productive weekend - I only have one small left and most stuff is wrapped (not well, but wrapped nevertheless - it is not my strong suit)!  Yay!!  Also have just one little extra to pick up as well so I am hoping to ship by mid-week and that will be a lot off my mind. 

I've also wrapped up most of my Christmas and now-through-New-Year's birthday presents (just a handful of items left to finish) so I can finally start getting my craft room into order and then packing - two weeks from now I'll be in a new home!  :o


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 17, 2013 09:25:16 PM
I thought I would get something done tonight... but I sliced my thumb open with a cheese knife (did you know those can be SHARP??? total revelation to me) at dinner. So it will likely get done tomorrow. Along with another thing, if I'm lucky. I'm more behind than I'd like to be, but I will manage!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on November 18, 2013 05:56:39 AM
still here, working on my large stuff. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on November 18, 2013 06:29:36 AM
I'm about done, got to make myself do some wrapping! 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 18, 2013 06:49:40 AM
My box turned up this morning, just before I left.

I'm so excited, haven't had a chance to open it yet to see all the goodies in their wrapped finery.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 18, 2013 09:40:37 AM
I do believe I am finished!  I need to take a count of everything that is complete though to be sure then wrap it all up and ship.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on November 18, 2013 01:27:26 PM
I had a great weekend of crafting, and the end is finally in sight!  (I was starting to get worried, whew!). A few things left to dry and finish and hopefully I can get things wrapped and packaged up next weekend! Yay!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 18, 2013 02:07:01 PM
Finished up another small last night! I'm starting and finishing the last small tonight. I'm still plugging away at this second large. I will have everything but that finished by friday and that WILL get done this weekend!!! I've been doing about two hours a day on it for the last three days and I am ready to be finished lol. Still love it though and it is turning out way cooler than I originally pictured!  I am aiming for sending on Monday.  ;D



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on November 18, 2013 02:51:05 PM
I received 2 HUGE boxes from quaggy today.  I kind of feel bad now.  I only sent her 1 box.  I managed to cram everything into it.  Sending more than 1 at a time makes me nervous.  I think I'll be a cheater cheater pumpkin eater and open my presents early.  :)  Nah, just kidding.  I'll be good and wait.  Santa might come by and confiscate my quaggy goodies if I'm naughty.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on November 18, 2013 03:03:36 PM
I will be mailing at the end of the week. Need to figure out how to package things.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 18, 2013 03:24:52 PM
I received 2 HUGE boxes from quaggy today.  I kind of feel bad now.  I only sent her 1 box.  I managed to cram everything into it.  Sending more than 1 at a time makes me nervous.  I think I'll be a cheater cheater pumpkin eater and open my presents early.  :)  Nah, just kidding.  I'll be good and wait.  Santa might come by and confiscate my quaggy goodies if I'm naughty.

Here is a teaser!!!!  And one of your packages is labeled.........You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I am telling you why.........



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 18, 2013 03:27:15 PM
Here is a teaser photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on November 18, 2013 03:40:04 PM
quaggy, you are so mean!  I didn't wrap mine as nicely.  Like I said, 3 aren't wrapped, but, they are tied up nicely.  I always manage to make things that I later on, cannot figure out how to wrap, and I already suck at wrapping.  I have all my life.  :)  That pic makes me want to open my boxes now, but, I will wait.  It will make it easier to wait to open the presents.  I can say this about what I made, some of it is pretty unique. I tried a couple of different skill sets.  And, it all definitely screams quaggy!  They are all tailored exactly to you quaggy.  See, I can be mean too.  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: quaggy on November 18, 2013 03:50:42 PM
quaggy, you are so mean!  I didn't wrap mine as nicely.  Like I said, 3 aren't wrapped, but, they are tied up nicely.  I always manage to make things that I later on, cannot figure out how to wrap, and I already suck at wrapping.  I have all my life.  :)  That pic makes me want to open my boxes now, but, I will wait.  It will make it easier to wait to open the presents.  I can say this about what I made, some of it is pretty unique. I tried a couple of different skill sets.  And, it all definitely screams quaggy!  They are all tailored exactly to you quaggy.  See, I can be mean too.  :)


Aren't wrapped?????   I wonder if I could slip by the box get some tape hung on a shoe and have the box accidently rip open???????                                            

I  love unique!

I love to wrap packages and always wanted to work in the mall at Christmas wrapping packages!  Maybe when I retire!

This swap has been a blast and I am so excited to see what this fantastic group came up with.  More ideas to steal for next year I am sure!!!!!!!
 



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 18, 2013 05:11:02 PM
Everything is all set out here right now, pictures taken and ready to wrap! A few of these are really hard to send out! A couple can't be re-created and plus there was so much time put into them. I'm sure they are all going to a good home though, lol!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on November 18, 2013 05:26:13 PM
Going to finish up the final large this week and wrap the few gifts left.  My craft show was a bust, but I'm ready to move forward!  I'm glad the swap is going MUCH better than the show did.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rlynn on November 19, 2013 01:52:21 AM
Almost done.  I have one small to finish, a minor detail to finish on a large, and I'm about half way done another large.  Sorry I haven't been very chattty but this term wound up with me busier than I anticipated, I figured my time was best spent with my nose glued to my sewing machine. Heh.  I'm looking forward to seeing how breegy likes her gifts and of course I'm excited to recieve my own!  :).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: adrienne_bowers on November 19, 2013 03:30:06 AM
almost done!!!  I have like 2 more things to make and then I have to wrap everything.  Should be done and ready to ship by the weekend I hope


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on November 19, 2013 04:40:51 AM
sent my package out today :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Breegy on November 19, 2013 06:37:16 AM
Im done! I need to go print my graphic design (she already knows about it), but otherwise, I need to photograph, wrap and package and I can send! I'll probably wait to send until next friday since I spent most of my last paycheck on my daughters xmas presents (done with that as well, WOOHOO!).


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 19, 2013 12:31:44 PM
I know I needed one little thing more from the craft store for this swap, and I can't remember what it was... but I still have another hour and a half at work to think about it. Or maybe I'll have to wander around the store on the way home and buy ALL THE THINGS (which is very hard NOT to do when the Christmas stuff comes out!!!)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 19, 2013 02:13:00 PM
I started and completed a small yesterday, made progress on another small and even more progress on the large.
As it stands, I am almost done with:
1 large
1 medium
3 smalls

Need to start and finish
1 small

Today, I plan to knock out 2 smalls and the medium all of the way


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on November 20, 2013 06:16:46 PM
I'm done crafting! I need to start wrapping everything. Also I need to find a box to put everything in, that's going to be hard to find one just the right size! I'll probably send on Monday or Tuesday!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on November 21, 2013 08:07:18 AM
I am wrapped, boxed, and ready to ship (at the price of a small fortune - I really have to start paying attention to size and weight when I choose what to swap!).

Also, I finally checked out and opened my box from onyxnox (the box is currently living at my parents') - you guys would not believe the ridiculous adorableness of her tags!!!  They're AWESOME!!  After I'm all done opening my presents I'm going to make a little garland out of them as a decoration!

My mother and I both laughed pretty hard when we opened the box though - onyxnox has wrapped her gifts almost identically to how I've wrapped mine!  Hers infinitely look better though - wrapping is not my strong suit.

Anyway, so glad I've kept the box at my parents' house - there have been several times since it's arrived where I think I would sit down and open everything if it was at our place.  So not only would I have to actually go there to retrieve it, but my mother (who I adore) is part dragon lady and would rapidly shut down any idea of me opening the gifts early and she would do it without saying a single word; her look of reproach has killed better people than I.

That said, I did bring home all of my extras (since I don't have to wait for those - right?) and my Day 1 and Day 2 since they were clearly marked 'Open Early' which I have every intention of doing (but am going to try to hold off as long as I can.  It'll probably be a day or two)  ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 21, 2013 08:50:00 AM
I am hoping to get everything photographed and wrapped up this weekend.  This is always the part I hate :(  I stink at wrapping!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on November 21, 2013 08:50:45 AM
furiously crafting, wrapping, and maybe just a little bit of panicking!  ;)  where does the time go?  still pretty sure i'll get everything done in time!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 21, 2013 11:16:51 AM
Haha, I have played with my gifts a lot in the one day before I came away.

I opened the box, looked at them, put the box to one side, then looked again and took bits out, put them back in the box, took them out again when I realised I had cards for each day, put them back again. Rinse and repeat!!!

I am going to have to get OH to hide the box when we get back, because I am terrible with surprises. The only other thing that will distract, is that we have to pack. We are moving in 3ish weeks, finally.




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Helena Puck on November 21, 2013 02:49:20 PM
Finished an item unexpectedly today! It is adorable and clever that just came to me while fiddling with my shaped punches :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: sweety28303 on November 21, 2013 03:34:21 PM
furiously crafting, wrapping, and maybe just a little bit of panicking!  ;)  where does the time go?  still pretty sure i'll get everything done in time!

Isn't it crazy how time just flies by?! I can't believe Black Friday is next week.
I have wrapped one gift. = [ Work has been ridiculous and I don't have time to do anything. Luckily, everything is finished it just needs to be wrapped and I have to find a box. Not to mention, I was sick all week, my bf just got sick and I think my poor dog is getting sick. Definitely don't want to send any germs to my partner!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 21, 2013 05:36:35 PM
Whew! I've finished everything but the second large. I will be back to work on it tonight - I needed a break from that particular craft and it allowed me to finish up my medium that's been sitting around for a month lol.  I will be photographing and packaging on the weekend. I really really want to send out Monday or Tuesday but I have a feeling it might be closer to Thursday. I really want to put my all into this last piece and not peter out just to get it done sooner. I'm excited with how it is turning out and everyone who has seen it says they want it. I tell them they need to make their own lol.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on November 21, 2013 10:11:19 PM
I am having a terrible time finding the last thing I need for my items!  :o I swear this used to be everywhere, but I can't find it for the life of me! I have one more place to look, then I have to go to plan B...

Almost done with crafting. :) This weekend I'm just going to finish up some of the items that had to be done a bit closer to actual send outs! Planning on mailing on Monday, Tuesday at the latest!  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: koalascout on November 22, 2013 03:45:34 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on November 22, 2013 09:11:53 AM
So when do we get to open our presents?  Today right?  :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: pjr107 on November 22, 2013 10:10:01 AM
So I'm packing to go upstate and have to finish crafting up there.  Trying to get everything in my tiny little car with one kid, one husband and two greyhounds for a week vacation is just oh so much fun!  Crossing my fingers that I dont forget anything.

-pj


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on November 22, 2013 01:06:25 PM
Just finishing up the last large, which turned out to be rather bigger than originally planned, but super cool. Then on to wrapping!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Cinnamoon on November 22, 2013 02:35:02 PM
I found the thing I was missing! Thank goodness! Now I have everything I need to finish this weekend.  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on November 23, 2013 09:53:46 AM
FINALLY finished my grossly-underestimated large last night!  I don't know if it looks like it took as long as it did, but I'm glad it's done!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: nowheresound on November 24, 2013 07:18:35 AM
Ahh! So close to the end! Spending today doing a few last bits, but I probably won't send until Wednesday… I know if I send before that, I'll inevitably think of something I forgot and wish I hadn't sent it yet.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 24, 2013 08:17:50 AM
Finishing off the very last bits of two mediums tonight, and then I just have to go get something for one large and do the last step for the other large... then photos and wrapping! SO CLOSE...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on November 24, 2013 10:08:57 AM
I started organizing what I had made and realized that I had slightly more than 12 days... So I fought through the icky wrapping and packaging and will probably drop it off at the PO this morning! Yay!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 24, 2013 02:39:51 PM
My large is complete.  ::)

It travelled with me to Italy and is now just in preening mode!!

A couple of final things to sort out and wrap then I am done. I started wrapping the rest last week as I had hoped to be complete, so now on the home strait.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on November 24, 2013 05:02:36 PM
Finally finished with the last large I had to work on.  I've been most of the week without internet so thankfully I didn't have to come up with any last-minute ideas!  I'll be finishing wrapping and will ship out by Wednesday.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 25, 2013 08:29:28 AM
I wrapped everything up on Saturday and just need to ship it off today.  

Do we have a gallery?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: gotgrey on November 25, 2013 02:26:25 PM
Surprisingly, even though both of my boxes are sitting in my living room in plain sight, I've had the will power not to rip into them.  I don't even think about it.  It might have something to do w/the fact that I know they are wrapped.  :))


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 25, 2013 03:19:42 PM
I am complete.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Now need to box and send.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on November 25, 2013 05:00:04 PM
Done and done.  Finished the last touches, wrapping and packing.  Sending tomorrow.  I wasn't sure I was going to have any time to spare!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 25, 2013 07:49:32 PM
Here is a link to our gallery! It is also posted in the first post at the top. I will update with a list of senders and receivers soon

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429258.msg5126272#msg5126272


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 25, 2013 07:51:48 PM
Remember send outs are due the day after tomorrow! Wednesday the 27'th!

 If you need more time, please let me know ASAP! So far we only have one late sender, so hopefully everyone else will be doing great on time


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: jmiller614 on November 25, 2013 09:21:28 PM
Mailed and tracking number sent.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on November 26, 2013 06:59:27 AM
I should be sending JUST on time... I only work til noon tomorrow so I'm crossing my fingers that the post office will be open after that so I can ship then!

Taking a quick break right this minute because I just finished a large and my hand hurts. Next up: finish a medium, make sure I got all the pieces for the other large, then start digging around for wrapping materials...


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on November 26, 2013 07:17:26 AM
My package is on it's way to Hawaii!  Sending priority was double the cost to send regular mail so I had to send regular mail.  I hope it's trip across the Pacific doesn't take too long!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on November 26, 2013 07:48:33 AM
Just sent this morning.  One item off my list of things to do for Christmas.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Saintcady on November 26, 2013 01:15:06 PM
Done! Finished, photographed, wrapped, and boxed yesterday. Now I just need to swing by the post office. Woot!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on November 26, 2013 01:25:14 PM
Posted today  :)


(Just realised I forgot to take some pictures as I was packing late last night.  Sorry)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on November 26, 2013 02:04:06 PM
My package is now on it's way to the US! It's a big box and I had trouble closing it!  :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on November 27, 2013 06:17:05 AM
I only noticed as I was packing my box that that one of my pieces wasn't quite right. I did some rework last night, but I won't get it finished until tonight, so...I will be shipping on Friday. I "finished" this particular piece days ago, but just now realized the problem. I am sorry to be late, but I am glad I can make it right.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: GlassKicker on November 27, 2013 03:33:53 PM
So............I unwrapped, snapped (pics), rewrapped, packaged and am sneaking out of the office early and headed to the post office!  So excited to ship!  Woot, woot!  Sadly, I had hoped to ship at the beginning of the month...................yeah, well...........that's kind of the way the last few weeks have gone for me!  :-)  And, I'm happy to report that I received a lovely package in the mail from the wonderful maxxev!  It's killing me to stare at it - so I put it in a closet!  I swear - post from there to here is faster than from here to there - can't believe how quickly her package got here!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 27, 2013 05:42:08 PM
Packages due to ship today!

Most everyone has shipped, though we do have a handful of late senders. Ladies please get these packages out ASAP! This is a big swap and we've had a lot of crafting time.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: maxxev on November 27, 2013 08:43:19 PM
So............I unwrapped, snapped (pics), rewrapped, packaged and am sneaking out of the office early and headed to the post office!  So excited to ship!  Woot, woot!  Sadly, I had hoped to ship at the beginning of the month...................yeah, well...........that's kind of the way the last few weeks have gone for me!  :-)  And, I'm happy to report that I received a lovely package in the mail from the wonderful maxxev!  It's killing me to stare at it - so I put it in a closet!  I swear - post from there to here is faster than from here to there - can't believe how quickly her package got here!

yay! ;D already?  :o wow. im frankly as surprised as you :o. id made a point of shipping early coss i wanted to be sure it would get there in time lol


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 28, 2013 12:35:30 AM
Whew! I got my package out just in time. Literally spun by the post office on our way out of town! lol, I swear. This has been such a fun swap and I can't wait for CabinArts to get to dig into it. I've definitely expanded my crafting abilities and dug deeper into ones I've dabbled in before. I'm thinking that after Christmas, I am definitely going to make some for myself.  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on November 30, 2013 11:39:25 AM
Will send Monday.  I didn't have her address.  Sorry.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on November 30, 2013 11:56:58 AM
My package is on its way to Lunanne in Canada. I hope it travels quickly. I know hers is on the way to me as well. I can't wait! I had a lot of fun with this swap and tried some new things. It was the biggest swap I have participated in. 


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on November 30, 2013 11:59:23 AM
Usps says that Lindyv321 should have received my box! I hope it's all intact!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on November 30, 2013 02:48:16 PM
I received my box today! Woohoo!

Audania1 should be receiving her box today too :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on November 30, 2013 03:36:33 PM
I did receive!! And I can't wait to open it lol! Yay!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on November 30, 2013 08:36:27 PM
Mine's in my hot little hands too - the PO was going to give me a hard time as I forgot to bring the proper ID, but luckily they let DH pick it up instead.

Now to be good and NOT open it yet.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on December 01, 2013 11:59:48 AM
I have updated the list of Senders and Arrivals in the third post of this thread and in the first gallery post.




Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on December 01, 2013 09:38:38 PM
Uh, I sent tuesday and sent you a PM.  Check your messages again.  According to USPS.com it arrived 11/29 but I haven't heard from my partner yet about it.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on December 01, 2013 10:06:32 PM
Got it, no problem!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on December 02, 2013 11:02:10 AM
I sent today!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on December 02, 2013 12:24:26 PM
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 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on December 02, 2013 05:53:58 PM
.... what she said!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on December 02, 2013 08:09:27 PM
So my parcel is on its way to the lovely Spidermom, so pleased with it and even managed to co-ordinate my gift wrapping, no mean feat when a toddler wants to sit on the paper and my four yr old wants to play swords with the rolls  ::)

Taking the evening to relax and pretend I'm all sorted for Christmas crafting before frantic list making and more family crafting Commences ttomorrow  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: spidermom on December 03, 2013 09:29:58 AM
oooh mink_bikini yours is on its way too!  wowza!  heavier than i thought it was!!!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on December 03, 2013 10:16:51 AM
I'm so excited for this swap!! I wanted to ask though, we start opening gifts the 14th right? I just want to make sure I counted right.  :P


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on December 03, 2013 02:39:00 PM
I don't know how I am going to wait that long to open!  The suspense is killing me!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: margiej on December 06, 2013 04:55:00 PM
Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet? Can I open my presents yet?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D





no.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on December 06, 2013 08:09:58 PM
Ohhhhhh.  >:(

*stomps off upstairs to bedroom sulking and slams door *  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on December 08, 2013 07:59:35 PM
All of our sent/received lists have been updated again!

Yay!  Almost everyone has received, we're just waiting on a few more boxes.  Please let me know as soon as the last few arrive :)

Fun!!

Who else can't wait for opening day?!?!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on December 09, 2013 08:37:15 AM
Getting closer!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on December 09, 2013 12:15:25 PM
Waiting to open! That's the hardest part of this swap!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on December 09, 2013 12:20:08 PM
I am sad  :'( that Nina's parcels haven't arrived yet, that feeling against my excitement is tough. I hope they arrive tomorrow.

ETA. No need to be sad, now I can 'just' be excited.  ;D

Woocha, Christmas is starting.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on December 10, 2013 11:21:53 AM
I am feeling very bah humbug this season and am hoping that digging into these packages each day will help!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on December 10, 2013 03:13:33 PM
I have to work the first few days of opening, so I may not be able to post right away - but it will be my treat, each day, to open a gift to boost my mood - which I am sure I will need!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on December 10, 2013 03:55:39 PM
This is sooo exciting!!!  remind me what is the first opening date? :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on December 10, 2013 05:10:11 PM
I have to work the first few days of opening, so I may not be able to post right away - but it will be my treat, each day, to open a gift to boost my mood - which I am sure I will need!

I hope so.  I am having like 50% IWANTTOOPENNOW and 50% THEREISNOWAYIDIDONYXNOXJUSTICE.  It's actually very draining  ::)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on December 10, 2013 06:47:20 PM
no worries,  I am certain I will love it... especially if you did anything dog related, there is just about no way to disappoint me on that score!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Craftsunderground on December 11, 2013 12:51:36 PM
This is sooo exciting!!!  remind me what is the first opening date? :)

We open the first one on the 14th don't we? I want to be sure I have that right.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on December 12, 2013 08:41:03 AM
This is sooo exciting!!!  remind me what is the first opening date? :)

We open the first one on the 14th don't we? I want to be sure I have that right.

Yep Saturday is the start date!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Alexampersandra on December 12, 2013 12:17:32 PM
I'm working 8 hours then driving four hours out of town for a party on Saturday (IF I manage to not get sick... but my runny nose and stuffy head tell me that isn't terribly likely) so I might have to open my first one on Friday night... oh noooo...  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Lunanne on December 12, 2013 12:41:12 PM
The time to start opening our gifts is coming soon!! I can't wait! ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on December 12, 2013 12:43:35 PM
yippee

I'm so excited, I'm so nervous. :) ( and repeat lots)  ;D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on December 12, 2013 08:49:24 PM
Renstar you dont need to be nervous I DO! ;)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on December 12, 2013 10:06:45 PM
It will all be fine. I'm sure swap anxiety is part of the fun and challenge!

Today is moving day, so must not lose my presents.  :)

Then works Christmas party, if it's after midnight when it's finished I will be able to open day one. Oh yes, I have it all planned out.  ;D

Can't wait to start seeing pictures.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on December 12, 2013 11:54:51 PM
It will all be fine. I'm sure swap anxiety is part of the fun and challenge!

Today is moving day, so must not lose my presents.  :)

Then works Christmas party, if it's after midnight when it's finished I will be able to open day one. Oh yes, I have it all planned out.  ;D

Can't wait to start seeing pictures.
i like the way you think!  funny - our Christmas party is on tomorrow night!  have fun!!
xxx


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: lindyv321 on December 13, 2013 10:01:42 AM
Tomorrow is the day!!!!!!!!! I have a packed weekend and may not be able to post photos till Monday but rest assured I will be opening :)


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on December 14, 2013 08:01:31 AM
Ok gals! Time to start opening!! I can't wait to see the gallery updated as we go along!! :D :D


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: mink_bikini on December 15, 2013 06:36:35 AM
Are we supposed to be posting daily pics what's the plan?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on December 15, 2013 07:35:31 AM
Yes, please check the gallery and post your daily pics! Gallery link is in the first post of this thread.


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: amazing_784 on December 28, 2013 07:09:18 AM
So…do we get feedback for this swap?


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: CabinArts on December 30, 2013 04:33:31 PM
Of course you do!

Feedback is up!

Sorry it took me a few extra days to get the feedback up for everyone, my husband is home for the first time in 8 months and I happened to let time get away the last week or so during the holidays :)

Thanks everyone for a fabulous swap and I hope you all enjoyed it!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Renstar on December 30, 2013 04:49:41 PM
my husband is home for the first time in 8 months


The best Christmas present ever!

Thanks again for organizing, I have really enjoyed stretching my boundaries, hope everyone else had fun too especially my partner Ninaprettyballerina.



Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on January 01, 2014 04:18:37 AM
Cabinarts thanks do much for organising. Welcome home to your husband:)


Renstar thanks so much for all your gifts. My computer is playing up I am on my iphone which is even worse for internet!! Thanks so much for being an awesome swap partner. I'll get pics up as soon as poss. Xx


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Onyxnox on January 01, 2014 07:40:34 AM
Yes, thank you so much for this swap.  Rockmygypsysoul was a great partner and I enjoyed creating for her as well as receiving from.  I would love to participate in this kind of swap again next Christmas!


Title: Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13
Post by: Audania1 on January 01, 2014 09:31:37 AM
What a great swap! Thank you Cabin Arts for being a great swap partner and organizing! And a wonderful hurrah to your hubby being home!! As a military family, we know what that feels like and what a joy it is when they get back :)
Have a wonderful New Year, everyone!