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Title: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 10:30:30 AM

Too many good swaps to pass up?  How about swapping with yourself?

I am restarting this craftalong because there are just too many swaps that many of us can't join but we want to craft!!!

This is a craftalong for swap junkies.

Do you love swapping?  Do you love getting inspired by swap themes?  Do you maybe get more done with a deadline?

BUT.....

Are you trying to save money? (shipping is pricey!), or maybe you love a theme, but you want to make certain items?  

Whatever your reasons, feel free to join up!
In this craftalong we will be "fake-joining" swaps that are current(preferred)...BUT, if there is a swap from the past that you missed, feel free to "bend" the rules! ;D
 Then we will craft along the parameters of the swap, including send out dates, what needs to be sent, and if extras are allowed or encouraged;  at the end of the swap period we will give ourselves the things we have made!

For example...(fake example)
I want to join the Carnivorous Plant swap, but I don't have a lot of money for shipping this month, and I really want a mug rug embroidered with a plant , so I'm going to fake swap.

I will post in this thread like this:

My name is alwaysinmyroom
I am joining the Carnivorous Plant Swap.
I will make 1 mug rug for this swap
It is due by January 31, 2015.

And now I'm signed up!

I am organizing this fake swap, so I'll keep track of all the participants, and send out reminders when people's swaps are almost due.  When you have finished your item(s), please post here gallery style, so we can all congratulate you!!

Just to be clear, you can sign up here to fake-participate in ANY swap...and I'll let you fake-join up to 5 fake-swaps.

Please, only sign up if you are serious about completing the swaps.  I understand that life happens, but I'll take time every day (or 2 or 3) to update everything, so please don't sign up if you're not going to try, you know?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016,2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 10:31:20 AM
2018 starts on page  86  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437513.msg5475491#msg5475491)

Fake Swappers

audio
I am joining the Prayer Flag Swap
I will make 1 pf and 1 anti-pf.
It is due by March 26,2018.

Cookie _AnThings
Prayer Flag Swap

JS
Prayer Flag Swap

Ludi
Positive Affirmation Swap - sent

thanate
Rainbow Swap
Dotee Swap - sent

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2017 start pg 81

SWAPPERS

alwaysinmyroom
I am fake joining the Junk Journal Swap
Due May 22, 2017.
I will be making a small, hand bound journal using only junk mail and papers...

Amazon_warrior

I am fake-joining the Fill A 8" Hoopla swap, probably will be using a combination of applique and embroidery
Deadline: 12th June

craftylittlemonkey
Woodland creature and enchanted forest swap
Due April 27
I'm making mushroomy things.
    
Assemblage Art Swap
Due April 10 (extended to May 10)
I'm making a shrine with some of my special doodads.

Felt Twinchie Swap
Due April 29
Making enough twinchies for a journal cover.

Patraw

I am fake joining the "I Love Monsters Swap"
I will make one medium monstrous item, but I haven't decided exactly what yet.  At the moment, I'm leaning towards a critter that I like from a video game that I bought earlier in the year, but only time will tell.
Due: May 19th, 2017


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Jul-Dec 2016 Prize Winner!

Jan-Jun 2016 Prize winner!  Patraw! A gift card to GameStop!

2016 thru pg 80

COMPLETED

Amazon_Warrior
Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt Block Swap

audio
Topsy-Turvy Doll Swap
TM Patch Swap

bushbaby-
IYP (invite your partner)

cmarion
Topys Turvy doll swap

luckdragon-

One tiny Winter thing

Patraw-
One Tiny Bird Thing Round Two Swap
Junker Jane-style Dolls 3 Swap
Manga Swap Round 9
Disney-Pixar Swap
Vikings, Pirates, Ninjas and "friends" Swap
Monster Swap
I Love Disney Swap
Video Game Swap

puzzled penguin
DIY Vinyl Figure Swap

suereal
Mad Scientist Swap

that1girl
Wall Art Swap
Monster Swap

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2015
Random Drawing Prize Winner
#1 - Bushbaby...prize: yarn

#2  - Patraw-gift card to Gamestop

2015 COMPLETED "SWAPS"--to be entered in prize drawing at the end of the year or every six months.. ;D

alwaysinmyroom
Fill a "Coffee" Mug Swap
Keep Me Warm Swap
Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap

anna.wahnsinn
Simple Sachet Swap.

artsycandice
Monthly Themed Dotee Swap
Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2015

blupaisan
Easter Egg Diorama
yoga-zen-meditation swap
Setting the Miniature Scene Swap

BriannaB03
Keep me warm swap.

bushbaby
 Fill a "Coffee" Mug Swap
 Keep Me Warm swap
 Pinterest swap
"Be AWESOME (Redux)" swap.
Keep me Warm #2
Mad Hatter' swap
Movie/TV Show Swap swap
"Be AWESOME (Redux)" swap redux again!

butterflyangel
Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 swap

crazyda79
Monthly Dotee Swap- February
One Tiny Bird Thing Swap
May monthly dotee swap-musical themed dotee
The Darker Side of Disney swap
Circus Swap
June dotee Swap- Ocean theme
July monthly dotee swap
Alteed Puzzle Piece Swap

emilywilde
Pinterest Swap--March

Inselaeffchen
Craft My Fandom Swap.

JS
Vintage Halloween swap.
Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 swap.

Kookaloo_Starr
Winter Ninni Swap

lady4feet
Prayer Flag Swap

LimeRiot
Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2015

Ludi
Craft My Fandom Swap.
Circus Main Attraction and Sideshow Swap
Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap(Sept)
Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap(Oct)

Magpirate
 Be Awesome (Redux) swap

Patraw
One Tiny Stuffie Swap Round 9.
Seriously 3D ATC Swap.
Darker Side of Disney Swap.
Setting the Miniature Scene Swap
OMG - I Need a Drink Swap
Ongoing ATC Swap --made 4 awesome ATCs

stillatthetop
Fabric Art Journal pages Round 4
Quotes, Quotes, Quotes swap.

suereal
Craft My Fandom Swap
Setting the Miniature Scene
Setting the Miniature Scene round #2

Tessie-Pie
Keep me Warm Swap

whatthepuck
OTT Stuffie Swap
The Dark Side of Disney Swap
Pendant Swap
Altered Puzzle Piece Swap

Wile E. Songdog
Keep me Warm Swap


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 05, 2015 11:02:36 AM
JOIN!  It's worth it.  I just won a gift card to ETSY because I played last year ;D.  Not only did I save tons of cash swapping with myself I actually made money too! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 11:04:25 AM
all thanks to your "partner"!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on January 05, 2015 01:26:55 PM
I may still do a lot of real swaps this year, but I need to slow the pace (and the postage) so this craftalong is the perfect outlet.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on January 05, 2015 02:57:03 PM
Ok, I am bookmarking this thread because I have already made a deal with myself to not do as many real swaps this year. Just getting to the post office has been hard lately!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Tessie-pie on January 05, 2015 07:04:58 PM
What a clever idea!   : )   I am going to think on this to be sure I will be able to complete like you said.   But, I really like this.  : )


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 06, 2015 01:32:55 AM
Ok so I was thinking about the fact that I havent taken part in a swap in ages and I had the mad idea that I would combine the "2015 Annual DeStash-Along (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437443.0)" with taking part in one swap a month for the year  ;D Only thing is I was worried about the cost & timescale side of things and didnt want to disapoint anyone so this craftalong is perfect!

So I will try this year to 'Fake Swap Craftalong' once each month for the whole of this year..... does that sound really crazy???

So to start off:

*Swap Sign Up*
My name is bushbaby.
I am joining the Fill a "Coffee" Mug Swap  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437384.0#ixzz3O23Mhs7r) (SU by 1/09/15, SO by 1/31/15)
I will make 1 mug rug & 1 Mug/Cup Cosy for this swap
It is due by January 31, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 06, 2015 05:50:11 AM
Can you choose swaps that are already finished?  Or does it have to be current swaps only?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2015 06:02:21 AM
This is your thread, so you can pick a past swap and make your own deadline...I just ask that you make the deadline realistic for yourself and try to stick to it...

bushbaby...I love that swap, too...I think I am going to "join" that one!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 06, 2015 07:57:32 AM
bushbaby...I love that swap, too...I think I am going to "join" that one!

hehe Jinx!  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2015 10:13:54 AM
I got three large coffee mugs from my nieces and nephews this year...one had its own little sweater mug cosy but the other two were "naked"...one of my resolutions this year is to drink more green tea so having a nice mug rug and cosy should help me remember!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 06, 2015 10:14:36 AM
bushbaby...I love that swap, too...I think I am going to "join" that one!

hehe Jinx!  ;D

But that means that AIMR can't talk!  I think that will probably kill this thread... ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2015 10:15:43 AM
;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 06, 2015 01:40:55 PM
I am going to join for the Keep Me Warm swap, due Feb. 7, 2015.

I plan to finish knitting an old WIP scarf and make some fingerless gloves. I got out of the knitting habit since I live in Florida and don't get to use the items much but I really wanted to try to make some fingerless gloves and while looking for my needles I found the old scarf UFO so I figured I would finish that, too. Anyway, I'm not sure how to "size" the items but I am hoping the scarf fits the "medium" and each glove counts as a "small".

I am going to use a denim yarn for the gloves, the scarf is tan so in order to match the scarf I will try to make some fringe for the scarf with the glove yarn.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Tessie-pie on January 06, 2015 07:11:48 PM
I would like to join Keep Me Warm swap.  I would like to knit myself a scarf and possibly an infinity cowl.   It is due Feb. 7th.  : )  I got the yarn on sale after the holiday and want to dig in. 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2015 06:16:14 AM
ok--we will be looking forward to your partners getting you your yarn goodies!

Denim yarn?  Now that sounds so interesting...can you give more details or show a picture?  Your plan sounds great!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 07, 2015 08:33:51 AM
Ooh... I've never had a mug rug before. I am tempted...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 07, 2015 11:56:18 AM
I'm pretty certain I will be fake swapping again this year  :)
I haven't got a swap in mind just yet, to be honest I haven't crafted a thing so far this year as I'm suffering with a chest infection & it's kicking my butt!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on January 07, 2015 12:26:48 PM
My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the Jan ATC swap
I will make 6 ATCs (I need to catch up some cards for a personal swap.)
It is due by Feb. 21, 2015.

AND.....

My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the Box of Color Swap
I will make 1 medium and 3 smalls
It is due by Feb. 6, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2015 12:30:06 PM
Take care of yourself, kookie!  Those chest infections can get nasty...hope that some sort of kiddo swap comes up soon so I can fake join it...I need baby boy things for my great- nephew- to- be!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on January 07, 2015 01:20:18 PM
YAY!  I think I am going to fake join this months dotee swap


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 07, 2015 04:15:29 PM
ok--we will be looking forward to your partners getting you your yarn goodies!

Denim yarn?  Now that sounds so interesting...can you give more details or show a picture?  Your plan sounds great!

Sorry, I guess I did make it sound like it was made from denim, but actually the color is called "denim". It is pretty much just the color of blue jeans. I wonder if you can make yarn from old jeans? You can make it from t-shirts so why not? I may have to look into that now.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 06:26:47 AM
I have a yarn called denim as well...I just thought maybe it was yarn made from recycled jeans or like sari yarn (which I do not really like because it is itchy and coarse--beautiful but not for clothing!)







Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 08, 2015 08:21:31 AM
Kookaloo_Starr
Fake swapping: Winter Ninni Swap
Date to send item by: January 15, 2015

I will make TWO Ninnis for this fake swap  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 08, 2015 08:26:47 AM
My name is artsycandice
I am joining the Monthly Themed Dotee Swap
I will make 1 fauna themed dotee
It is due by January 30, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 09:21:40 AM
k-star--those would make nice plushies for the little ones if you sew the eyes on with felt or machine stitch around them

artsycandice...i bet your partner is going to get a wonderful dotee

Again, a little reminder:  be sure to list your fake swap in the format that these two gals did...it makes it easy for me to copy and paste into the first page!  Thanks!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 08, 2015 10:12:30 AM
That's my plan Always'  ;D I have some lovely fluffy white fabric from a robe that my sister passed on to me and I want to use some of the tartan fabric leftover from my nieces wedding on the one for her baby too  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 10:15:33 AM
Did you see the fur one I got in the current swap?  The back is a plaid!  I love it!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 08, 2015 10:42:18 AM
I did :) he's fab!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on January 08, 2015 04:01:49 PM
I am so happy to see this craftalong again this year! It really helped motivate me to try some new things and get some projects finished.

My name is lady4feet
I am joining the Prayer Flag Swap
I will be making 6 prayer flags
These will be due Feb 23


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 04:29:07 PM
That's a good one to join...your "partner" can try out so many techniques or do a variation of one...I am in the real swap and just love how creative you can get!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 08, 2015 06:35:08 PM
Okay, so my partner apparently really needed a distraction from her other projects and she finished my fauna dotee super fast! (We live near eachother so it was easy to meet up for coffee ;D )
She went with my theme "heart of the forest" using a fox. Isn't it cute?! The heart is drawn on white muslin in Prismacolor pencils.



Detail:



Thanks partner! I love it. I hope that we swap again soon.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 08:26:59 PM
awww such a great way to follow the theme!  I love the fabric for the fox "fur"...and the exposed heart is interesting!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on January 09, 2015 01:35:29 AM
My name is Mountains and Clouds
I am joining the Monthly Themed Dotee Swap
I will make 1 flora themed dotee
It is due by January 30, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 07:54:23 AM
Moderator Comment Craftster News:
 A second chance if you have negative feedback in swaps for any reason...
FOC Second Chance Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437552.msg5277470#msg5277470)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 09, 2015 08:56:07 AM
Love your dotee, artsycandice!! I've been loving seeing what you guys are able to make ninnis/dotees into.

And, I'm officially in for the year!

My name is Abbeeroad
I am joining the Simple Sachet Swap
I will make 3 simple sachets
They are due by February 2, 2015


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on January 09, 2015 09:48:16 AM
Love that dotee!  I tried making one last night and hated it!  I have an idea for another though so I am going to go for it.

My name is lindyv321
I am joining the Monthly Themed Dotee Swap
I will make 1 flora themed dotee
It is due by January 30, 2015.




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 09, 2015 10:06:09 AM
The Fox dotee is adorable  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 09, 2015 10:32:10 AM
I love that fox!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 09, 2015 11:46:19 AM
Super cute fox AC.  I love the contrast of his cute face and his realistic heart


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 09, 2015 12:00:25 PM
I must join this. I keep wanting to join the real swaps, but I know I will not have the time this month, so this will be my solution!  ;D

My name is BriannaB03.
I am joining the Keep me warm swap.
I will make 1 medium and 2 smalls.
It is due by February 7, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 01:20:04 PM
hey--I just noticed that some of you are using send out dates as the due date and some as two weeks past the send out...I can go either way...I will use whatever date you put down as the deadline...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 09, 2015 03:02:54 PM
awww such a great way to follow the theme!  I love the fabric for the fox "fur"...and the exposed heart is interesting!

I am flooded with ideas for the Curiosity Cabinet Swap so that's why the realistic heart was in my head. I just had to put it on something to be able to move on with my life!! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on January 09, 2015 04:42:22 PM
I REALLY like that fox, because it is so unDotee-like, yet a Dotee!   :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 09, 2015 04:58:24 PM
I REALLY like that fox, because it is so unDotee-like, yet a Dotee!   :)

Together we will re-define the Ninnis and Dotees of the world!! Muahahahahaha!
;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 05:02:03 PM
I like seeing the traditional patterns take on new life!

While I prefer the simplicity of the originals, I love seeing these new evolutions as well...the animal ones are so cute...maybe we need a new name for them!!  I wish I could think of something clever...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 09, 2015 05:26:44 PM
I like seeing the traditional patterns take on new life!

While I prefer the simplicity of the originals, I love seeing these new evolutions as well...the animal ones are so cute...maybe we need a new name for them!!  I wish I could think of something clever...

Well, the Dotee dolls were named after their creator, how about Ludi dolls! ;D I mean, it is her frequent "thinkng outside of the box" that inspires so many of us, myself included. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 07:40:32 PM
yes, but you also started with your creative owl dotee...it made me fall in love with animal dolls...I think the animal ones need some sort of name...maybe Artsy Fauna Dolls...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 09, 2015 11:52:05 PM
yes, but you also started with your creative owl dotee...it made me fall in love with animal dolls...I think the animal ones need some sort of name...maybe Artsy Fauna Dolls...

lol... Fauna Dolls works. ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on January 10, 2015 08:02:25 AM
I'm excited about making my first "fauna" doll soon!  And I have also been super inspired by yours, Artsycandice!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 10, 2015 08:32:59 AM
I'm excited about making my first "fauna" doll soon!  And I have also been super inspired by yours, Artsycandice!



;D Awwww, thanks!
Heck, I've been inspired by mine! (See, I usually send these things away. It's fun to see it hanging in my work space and know that it gets to stay!) I just might have to make a few more...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 10, 2015 10:07:48 AM
Woo Hoo! I have finished my 1st 'swap' of the year :)

Here is my Mug Rug & Mug Cosy -  just finished today


This is my crafting mug, super huge for the gallons of (decaff) tea I need to keep inspired :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on January 10, 2015 10:36:54 AM
Oh, I love that mug cozy!!!  And the colors on the rug make me happy too!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 10, 2015 11:10:23 AM
Oh I love the mug rug and mug cozy!  I think your partner sent those to the wrong house!  ;)
Hehe They came out awesome!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 10, 2015 11:52:02 AM
Oooh! I love that mug rug and cozy! The pattern is lovely. Did you knit it?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 10, 2015 01:04:24 PM
Oooh! I love that mug rug and cozy! The pattern is lovely. Did you knit it?

Yeah. I adapted it from a book I got for Xmas. I'm really happy with how it has turned out - especially as it is the 1st time I have knitted with more than 2 colours.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2015 01:45:55 PM
The mug cosy is indeed very nicely done...I need to practice fair isle...a cosy would be doable...

I also like your mug rug...now you have a nice tea drinking set!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on January 10, 2015 05:43:16 PM
That mug cozy is fantastic!   :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on January 11, 2015 05:50:35 AM
I'm going to have to start drinking tea. There are so many pretty mug rugs and cozies.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 11, 2015 06:27:46 AM
The mug cosy is indeed very nicely done...I need to practice fair isle...a cosy would be doable...

Great minds - that was why I had wanted the Book for Xmas and why I chose to do this project :)

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. Here's a better shot of the cosy agains the original pattern in the book.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 11, 2015 11:25:20 AM
I like seeing the traditional patterns take on new life!

While I prefer the simplicity of the originals, I love seeing these new evolutions as well...the animal ones are so cute...maybe we need a new name for them!!  I wish I could think of something clever...

Well, the Dotee dolls were named after their creator, how about Ludi dolls! ;D I mean, it is her frequent "thinkng outside of the box" that inspires so many of us, myself included. ;D

I finaly thought of something...LudiCrits...for critters ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 11, 2015 11:49:38 AM
I like seeing the traditional patterns take on new life!

While I prefer the simplicity of the originals, I love seeing these new evolutions as well...the animal ones are so cute...maybe we need a new name for them!!  I wish I could think of something clever...

Well, the Dotee dolls were named after their creator, how about Ludi dolls! ;D I mean, it is her frequent "thinkng outside of the box" that inspires so many of us, myself included. ;D

I finaly thought of something...LudiCrits...for critters ;D

Oh, well that's just ludicrous.

;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 11, 2015 02:40:41 PM
I like seeing the traditional patterns take on new life!

While I prefer the simplicity of the originals, I love seeing these new evolutions as well...the animal ones are so cute...maybe we need a new name for them!!  I wish I could think of something clever...

Well, the Dotee dolls were named after their creator, how about Ludi dolls! ;D I mean, it is her frequent "thinkng outside of the box" that inspires so many of us, myself included. ;D

I finaly thought of something...LudiCrits...for critters ;D

Oh, well that's just ludicrous.

;D

Ludiluscious ? ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 11, 2015 06:56:13 PM
I can't believe I received from my partner already!  Partners were just posted ;).  She said that the perfect way to spend this rainy weekend was crafting!

A beautiful new scarf in my favorite colors!


And even though these wont actually keep me warm, she knew how much I love the ones that I received from a previous swap and sent me some more face scrubbies!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2015 07:25:52 PM
I love how your partner did the edges...nice and interesting and neat!  Love the color mix...a happy scarf for those cold days!

Nice that she sent extras, too! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 11, 2015 09:35:37 PM
Hehe thanks!   ;) errr my partner says thanks! 
Being super new to crochet, she thinks she is getting the hang of it!  Practice makes perfect!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 11, 2015 10:51:59 PM
My name is artsycandice
I am joining the Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2015
I will make some ATCs for my own collection
They are due by January 31, 2015.

I don't know how many I will make yet but I am giving myself to the end of the month to make at least a few.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 12, 2015 06:32:28 PM
bushbaby, that java jacket is so neat! That would be a great project for practicing fair isle... which is something on my list :).

Great scarf, Brianna! I like having nice spring'ish colors like that in the winter. I get so tired of black and grey!

I plan to play along this year :). I have a lot of new things I want to try but I'm also trying to pinch pennies so this is perfect! I think I'll be joining artsycandice in the ATC swap but I won't sign up until this weekend.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: luckdragon on January 13, 2015 09:06:31 AM

I'm going to play AND I'm actually going to complete my fake swaps this time!

My name is luckdragon
I am joining the Keep Me Warm swap
I will make some pajama pants for my daughter plus something else
They are due by Feb 7, 2015.




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2015 09:36:44 AM
Welcome, limeriot and luckdragon!

I am going to "join" the Keep me Warm Swap as well...I have had this flannel fabric in my stash forever, so I can destash it, clean out a bit, and get some new lounging pants!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 13, 2015 10:00:32 AM
I am going to jump on the "keep me warm" bandwagon. I make each of my kids a simple flannel blanket as their baby blanket. My son has one and my eldest daughter has one. I have the fabric for the baby's but have not gotten around to it in a year! It's time I sat down and made this already!

My name is artsycandice
I am joining the Keep Me Warm swap
I will make some Violet's baby blanket, finally!
It is due by February 7th


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2015 10:14:05 AM
artsycandice...I find that I tend to finish more of my own projects or use up stash when I "commit" to a swap...I think there is something wrong with that, but it works, so who cares! ;D

Shall I remind you of the "ship"date when it comes time? ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 13, 2015 10:19:56 AM

Shall I remind you of the "ship"date when it comes time? ;D

That might actually be a good idea. ;D I am hoping to really, actually doing this though. It's not a difficult design at all. I can get it done in a weekend if I can commit just a couple of hours. But with three kids that's much harder than it was when the first was on his way. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 13, 2015 02:30:17 PM
I'm working on developing a few new skills for 2015 - drawing, hand lettering and sewing clothes - so I'm going to keep an eye on swaps where I can practice these! It helps to hear what you all are doing and what you plan to make. It's good inspiration!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 13, 2015 03:09:49 PM
I'm working on developing a few new skills for 2015 - drawing, hand lettering and sewing clothes - so I'm going to keep an eye on swaps where I can practice these! It helps to hear what you all are doing and what you plan to make. It's good inspiration!!


I totally think you could figure out how to make Fabio's over outfit from the swim suit epi ;D  Are you going to work with patterns or learn to make your own? 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on January 13, 2015 03:17:53 PM
Lovely scarf! It's amazing how fast some of our "partners" are  :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 13, 2015 03:23:33 PM
You know I want that outfit so bad :D :D!!! And Jay's dress!!

I recently swapped my birchbox subscription for a subscription on creativebug and they have a few classes on how to read patterns and draft patterns and set sleeves and sew some simple things. I'm going to start there. I'm pretty JV in the sewing department as it is so making clothes will be a stretch...which is why I'll only be swapping them with myself :).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 13, 2015 05:42:28 PM
I just think it's easier to draft for one's sel then to use patterns.  You have to fit patterns so much these days anyway...though maybe not your self sized folks ;D  And threads has a place to learn to sew I think..one sec...

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/teach-yourself-to-sew

There was a tut on how to fit arm to shoulder in this months email ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 13, 2015 07:38:26 PM
Ooo I love all of the love for the keep me warm swap!  I was so sad that I couldn't join, and this was perfect because I still get to feed my obsession for scarves!  ;D

I have some flannel too, hmmm...maybe I will make some lounging pants...
I need to look at creativebug a little more, because I would love to learn to draft my own patterns, I always have to alter my patterns for myself anyways.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 14, 2015 12:56:50 AM
So I have moved desks & floors in my office and my new seat is....to describe it in the best Scottish way.... Baltic! I didnt know your knees could shiver. So with that in mind:

My name is Bushbaby
I am joining the Keep Me Warm swap
I will Knit a lap blanket for the office
It is due by 07/02/15.

I am also using this as a way of de-stasing 2 yarns AIMR kindly gifted me a while back and have been looking for the right project for ever since.  :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on January 14, 2015 09:02:32 AM
I am waiting for the felt I ordered to arrive so I can try another dotee...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 14, 2015 01:01:28 PM
For reasons best (and exclusively) known to several drawers in the kids wardrobes:

My name is anna.wahnsinn
I am joining the Simple Sachet Swap.
I will make three sachets for this swap, and at least one as an extra
It is due by February 2, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 16, 2015 06:25:17 AM
For reasons best (and exclusively) known to several drawers in the kids wardrobes:

My name is anna.wahnsinn
I am joining the Simple Sachet Swap.
I will make three sachets for this swap, and at least one as an extra
It is due by February 2, 2015.

LOL! Glad I'm not the only one! ;)

I'm totally making one fore each member of my fam - three sachets, three "Roads." ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 16, 2015 12:44:55 PM
One for each family member is so sweet, Abbee! Mine are only meant to get rid of the weird smell in the kids underwear drawers, so the sachets will turn out really, really simple. And if I want them to stay put, I will have to choose very boring fabric... I might make some more, though, we'll see...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2015 01:42:25 PM
I use dryer sheets as interfacing or to hold things like lavender between the fabrics.  Used ones are great for recycling.  If you use something like Puhl, you can make a little envelope and then stick a cotton ball in and use perfumes, bath spray, etc.  You can also put a piece of velcro on the back and then on the drawer...then they will stick and not get mixed in with undies or socks.  I have a few in my linen closet, up and out of the way.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on January 16, 2015 09:56:02 PM
I made my dotee!  (I just realized I did flora instead of fauna... Oops.)



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 17, 2015 08:26:03 AM
Ohhh, it has such a sweet little smile! Cute!!

alwaysinmyroom, what a clever idea to use dryer sheet in your sachets!

My name is LimeRiot
I am joining the ongoing ATC swap
I will make 4 ATCs
I will "send" by January 31



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 17, 2015 09:28:10 AM
Omg!  That dotee is too cute!  I love him!

And yay limeriot you decided to join!  I can't wait to see the ATC's!

I have a mad respect for people that can draw!  My mom can and I have always been jealous that I got my dads drawing ability(none)! hehe


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 17, 2015 09:39:55 AM
Awwww, cute dotee!
You did do fauna but the squirrel ran back into the tree before you could capture him accurately. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 17, 2015 01:12:21 PM
I've been up in my craft room working on ATCs all morning so I signed up and "sent" for the first time in my swap history :).

I wanted to work on some incorporating text so I can continue learning and practicing hand lettering skills.

I made a set of universe themed cards. I did these on watercolor paper but I learned that cold pressed watercolor paper isn't great for hand lettering. It's too bumpy!





I also made a little card to remind myself to practice hand lettering every day and not to get discouraged.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on January 17, 2015 03:02:08 PM
LimeRiot your ATC's are gorgeous!! And I think your hand lettering is beautiful.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on January 17, 2015 04:16:36 PM
Your hand lettering is beautiful. I am envious. I like your backgrounds and colors, too. My fave is the pastel one at the bottom picture.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on January 17, 2015 04:19:49 PM
I love them so much LimeRiot!  Good going!   :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on January 17, 2015 05:12:40 PM
I love those cards, LimeRiot!  One of my good friends got married this fall, and the theme of their weddings was very much like the theme of your cards!  Love the lettering too!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 17, 2015 06:38:09 PM
I love your ATCs too Lime. Your writing looks great! What a coincidence, my partner made some ATCs in watercolors as well! ;D

Fist, two bird ladies, the parrot is sharing more than she should:
 
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The stork is more family-friendly:


Then a cute little Barn Owl in a fancy hat:





Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 17, 2015 08:11:38 PM
I love the ATCs both sets are fabulous!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 17, 2015 09:46:02 PM
Parrot boobies!! Those are so fabulous, artsy. You're such a whiz with watercolors!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 17, 2015 09:51:21 PM
Parrot boobies!!

Yeah, I do that. Often. ;D

Those are so fabulous, artsy. You're such a whiz with watercolors!

And thank you!

And I, er, my "partner" was inspired by Lime's use of text and decided to incorporate some too. This time sans birds or boobies, uh, nevermind the latter. *sigh*

I really like how they look before I cut them apart so I thought I'd share that this time.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 18, 2015 08:32:02 AM
Those look awesome!  I'm totally inspired by LimeRiot and Artsycandice!  hmm...maybe I should try them...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 18, 2015 08:42:50 AM
Your hand lettering looks SO SO good, artsy!

Brianna, you should definitely try!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on January 18, 2015 08:54:05 AM
Quote: "First, two bird ladies, the parrot is sharing more than she should:"  ;D *Chuckling* You probably already know it, but birds don't nurse. Very interesting ATC's. You may have inspired my additional small for my Box of Color swap  ;D

~T

Oh, but mine won't have honkers.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 18, 2015 03:58:41 PM
Lime--your partner's lettering is fabulous!  I think she should get positive feedback and good comments! ;D

artsycandice...wow--really enjoying seeing your art work on a tinier size!  The birds are wonderfully imaginative.

I am almost ready to send out my mug rug and cup cosy!  I am glad there are so many swaps to fake join!!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on January 20, 2015 08:38:07 AM
My felt still hasn't arrived for me to give dotee's another go :(


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on January 20, 2015 09:30:55 AM
Who are you ordering felt from, lindy?  I get felt from Prairie Woolens and they have been super fast.  http://prairiewoolens.com/


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 20, 2015 09:59:38 AM
Wow! Gorgeous ATCs ladies!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 20, 2015 10:39:50 AM
Awesome ATC's crafty grrrls.  I'm terrible with water colors.  I tend to over work it so everything ends up brown.  What color source do you use LimeR?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 20, 2015 11:17:28 AM
My name is artsycandice
I am joining the Box of Color Round 2 Swap
I will make one medium and three small items (or some equivalent thereof) in purples and greens, but are open to neutrals/earth colors
They are due by Feb 6, 2015.


I am really liking some of the pieces I am making for my swap partners and wanted to make some for myself. This will be a great way to make that happen. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2015 11:21:38 AM
What color does your partner want, artsycandice?

surreal--my favorite technique with watercolors is to wet the paper and then just drop the color on...where they meet, they blend together like magic! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 20, 2015 11:32:48 AM
What color does your partner want, artsycandice?


They really like purples and greens, but are open to neutrals/earth colors as well. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 20, 2015 12:28:56 PM
What color does your partner want, artsycandice?

surreal--my favorite technique with watercolors is to wet the paper and then just drop the color on...where they meet, they blend together like magic! ;D

Thanks for the tip AIMR.  I bought some water color pencils, but I've been worried about muddling them up.  That might work better.  Now to get some actually water color paper ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2015 01:16:16 PM
oh my--I need more sleep, artsycandice! ;D

Between working long hours for tax season and "living" at the gym, sleep and housework is suffering! ;D

I know my priorities:  make all things and swap! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Tessie-pie on January 20, 2015 08:36:15 PM
I completed the sweater.  I started the cowl first, it ended up being a cozy for my jade plant.  LOL  I posted a pic of it in the knitting board.  So now to attempt a infinity scarf / cowl.  : )






Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2015 06:50:21 AM
Lovely scarf!  I laughed when I read about your "cowl" for your jade plant!

For those who missed it, here is the picture!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 21, 2015 08:31:22 AM
Awesome ATC's crafty grrrls.  I'm terrible with water colors.  I tend to over work it so everything ends up brown.  What color source do you use LimeR?

I use an old fashioned dinky watercolor set - the one in a tray that you may remember from kindergarten :). I picked up some hot pressed watercolor paper last weekend that I'm anxious to try out!

That plant cozy is too funny! I actually really love the color it adds though :D. Pretty scarf - the yarn looks luxurious!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2015 08:54:54 AM
(lol Lime--my dinky watercolor tray is my go-to, also!  I love it still, despite having "real" artiste paints! ;D)

I now want to make cosies for all my plants, right?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 21, 2015 12:26:42 PM
A plant cozy?? I didn't know there was such a thing!  :D You guys are nuts, but in a good way. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 21, 2015 12:37:51 PM
Cozies for ALL the THINGS!  ;D 

OKies...that is just so adorable about the dinky water colors.  Now I must find me some...after I figure out what it is ;D  I was a colored pencil grrrl ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on January 21, 2015 02:33:25 PM
Thanks for the link Ludi.  I ordered from a felt shop on Etsy that I have used before.  I don't remember the shipping taking so long before though...

Lovely scarf!  I love the fluffy ends.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 21, 2015 03:08:23 PM
Like this, suereal... :)


The are a couple dollars at craft stores usually.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on January 21, 2015 03:28:11 PM
The birds are awesome. The barn owl is my favorite.

The scarf looks so fancy with the ends.

Nice "swapping" ladies.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on January 21, 2015 06:07:04 PM
Like this, suereal... :)


The are a couple dollars at craft stores usually.

Quality varies on these....the Crayola brand is pretty good. I always check the school/kids supplies in craft and dollar stores, some pretty cool stuff there for reasonable prices.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Tessie-pie on January 21, 2015 06:20:09 PM
Thanks for moving the picture of my plant cozy.   : )   I am glad it made some of you smile. LOL   You know the saying make lemonade out of lemons.  ha ha.   

It will be interesting to see how my next infinitly scarf' cowl comes out.  I have alot of plants so won't go unused, is I mess up again.  : )  Mary


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2015 07:09:00 PM
That's a great positive attitude!  ha ha Your pots will look so nice if you do mess up...it is a WIN-WIN!!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on January 22, 2015 12:26:22 PM
Well I spoke too soon and my felt arrived yesterday.. Now to try to remember what my idea was for the dotee....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 26, 2015 02:01:37 AM
Well my 'swap-partner' got my "Keep me warm" blanket finished & sent in double time  ;)


no more cold knees in work  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 26, 2015 07:00:52 AM
Oh wow that is an awesome looking blanket!  Great job!  I love the spiral look to it.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: luckdragon on January 26, 2015 09:44:24 AM
that blanket is fantastic!  I need one of those!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2015 07:49:08 AM
love the spiral!  Your partner did a fine job...

...and what a good idea...I think I am going to bring a blanket that LadyBugsandBumblebees made...my legs get cold at work, too!

Well, my partner ran into a snag making my PJ pants...seems that when she cut them out, I was a larger size so now she has to recut them to fit me now...she hates cutting...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2015 07:52:40 AM
Don't forget...a prize will be awarded to a fake partner at the end of the year with a random drawing!

Keep joining these swaps and making wonderful things and upping your chances of winning!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 27, 2015 05:57:18 PM
That is so neat! It's a little hypnotizing :). Love the color choices your partner made!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2015 08:01:07 PM
I think I had something to do with her partner's color choices.... ;D.  lol I picked out two random skeins of Red Heart for her to see what we in the USA were talking about (they don't have Red Heart in Scotland)...I had no idea she would pair them together...pretty cool spiral indeed! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 27, 2015 08:18:47 PM
Way to suck up to the fake org bushbaby!  LOL I totally think this is awesome.  Firstly it would take me several years to do that.  I love the colors together, especially since AMIR didn't mean for them to go together.  Nicely done ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on January 27, 2015 09:50:08 PM
What an interesting pattern. I like the colors together too!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 28, 2015 12:40:38 AM
I think I had something to do with her partner's color choices.... ;D.  lol I picked out two random skeins of Red Heart for her to see what we in the USA were talking about (they don't have Red Heart in Scotland)...I had no idea she would pair them together...pretty cool spiral indeed! ;D

you did indeed :) Your choices may have been random, but when I first saw...ahem...my 'swap partner' first saw them she immediatly knew they had to be made into something together. The colours make me thing of the sea & grass/forests.

Way to suck up to the fake org bushbaby!  LOL I totally think this is awesome.  Firstly it would take me several years to do that.  I love the colors together, especially since AMIR didn't mean for them to go together.  Nicely done ;D

 :P sucking up indeed!  ;D thats the great thing about this pattern - it's really simple and knits up really quickly. Its called Double ten Stitch on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-ten-stitch) Its a double spiral version of the much simpler Ten Stitch Blanket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket). There are also a circular spiral and crochet versions on Rav too.

I also have to add - you poor Americans! RedHeart is such a hard, scratchy acrylic to work with. How can anyone bear to wear this against their skin ??? !! Makes me truly appreciate our much softer acrylics here in the UK. Don't get me wrong, I love my blanket but when I first felt the yarn i couldnt believe how stiff it was. AIMR is now working with some of our UK acrylic and I'm sure she can back me up that the UK ones are so much nicer to have against your skin  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2015 06:36:37 AM
lol I really did not think you would use the yarn...it is quite practical for home things and it does get nicer in the wash ...mainly, it is relatively inexpensive for people to use in blankets...

But, I, a yarn snob for sure, NEVER thought I would use acrylic to make hats and scarves...I have ordered 4 times from the UK site and LOVE the yarn so much that I have been cranking out hats and scarves like crazy!  Yes, it is soft, colorful and priced nicely...I am a bit confused by the weights, as worsted seems a bit thinner but I have adapted...

Thanks for the pattern link...I think I would like to try a spiral...is there a blanket swap? ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 28, 2015 11:07:24 AM
...I am a bit confused by the weights, as worsted seems a bit thinner but I have adapted...

As far as I knew worsted is 10ply and double knit (DK) is 8ply.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: holistic knitter on January 29, 2015 06:12:03 AM
...I am a bit confused by the weights, as worsted seems a bit thinner but I have adapted...

As far as I knew worsted is 10ply and double knit (DK) is 8ply.

yes that's the gauge I use
..
we do have soft acrylics here in the UK thank goodness, as although I spin /knit for others in wool I can't wear it myself as I come out on a rash!
I knit / crochet lots of throws / blankets in lovely soft acrylics, which wash and wear well.
..
I must try this spiral pattern sometime soon, as it looks so lovely  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: holistic knitter on January 29, 2015 06:29:08 AM
My name is holistic knitter
I am (late) joining the Valentine's Day Swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437758.70
I will make 1 card, one prayer flag and send some sweets for this swap
It is due by February 5th, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 29, 2015 03:02:28 PM
I like Red Heart for toys and scrubbies, but nothing else.  It's stiff enough to hold the shapes one wants.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 30, 2015 01:59:45 AM
I use dryer sheets as interfacing or to hold things like lavender between the fabrics.  Used ones are great for recycling.  If you use something like Puhl, you can make a little envelope and then stick a cotton ball in and use perfumes, bath spray, etc.  You can also put a piece of velcro on the back and then on the drawer...then they will stick and not get mixed in with undies or socks.  I have a few in my linen closet, up and out of the way.

(Hey always, did I ever say thank you for that? I thought so.) Thank you! Velcroed is such a great idea, and I want to look into dryer sheets (have never used those before, so have to find out what it is first, same with Puhl). So far I'm still debating on whether to make them cute, or plain (or even ugly - to kiddies) to avoid having them pulled out of the drawers. Maybe cute with velcro and then hidden away. Maybe just make loads, and put some into my drawers, too...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2015 06:34:26 AM
I still have a sachet that my great grandmother made.  It is only about an inch, but she used the good part of hankies to make them with a little pocket in back for a cotton ball. It was so small that I never picked it up by mistake in my sock drawers. I use dryer sheets for a whole lot of things...I think they are wasteful but hubby does not like other ways to soften clothes...

I am going to be a bit late on my two swaps...got a last minute tax return that is due on Monday...really cramping my weekend to have to get it done...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 30, 2015 08:05:48 AM
I am going to be a bit late on my two swaps...got a last minute tax return that is due on Monday...really cramping my weekend to have to get it done...

Aren't they all due on April 15th? I still remember all those W-7s... and I think we had 1040 on the tax return forms.

Tiny sachets sound good, too. I can't decide!!! Help!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2015 09:46:45 AM
I do corporate and estate tax returns...they are due all times of the year...individual returns (1040s) are due April 15, but with extensions, they are then due Oct 15...I just finished the W-2's today...they are due 2/2/15 since the 31st is a Saturday (nothing is due on the weekends! yay!)...so you see...I have all sorts of deadlines all year! ha


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on January 30, 2015 04:08:46 PM
I know some quilty ladies who dry sheets as the base for quilt blocks.  They make for nice light but warm quilts.  I think they use them in the quilt as you go way...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on January 31, 2015 01:22:55 PM
Yay I finally found another swap to join!  And it's something I have been wanting to try for a while!

My name is BriannaB03
I am joining the Journal Cover Swap
I will make 1 Journal/notebook Cover
It is due by March 16, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on January 31, 2015 01:50:44 PM
Oh yay! I'm organizing the real swap but it will be fun to see what you do for it here!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 01, 2015 04:00:01 AM
I made one Ninni so far but I wasn't happy with how it came out  :(
However my fur-legged friend Sharnie loves its  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on February 01, 2015 06:05:26 AM
What a cute Ninni, and if your best friend loves it...maybe shes on to something!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 01, 2015 08:18:04 AM
Yay, I managed to finish the required three sachets in time! I made eight in all, but scented and filled only three, because you never know... Better wait and see how the scent works in the kids' room. Now let's see what my partner makes of it, she promised she would take pictures!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on February 01, 2015 08:52:30 AM
I think that Ninni is very cute! I like the sly look on his face :). It seems that Sharnie approves :).

anna.w - I hope your partner posts pictures soon! Good idea to do a test fill first.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 01, 2015 12:35:25 PM
Oh yay! I'm organizing the real swap but it will be fun to see what you do for it here!!

I've got my design all picked out, and after getting a bunch of upholstery scraps I think they will be the perfect medium for my Journal cover!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 01, 2015 02:00:04 PM
awww I love the fabric you used for your Ninni and also the face!  I think another Ninni will count as an extra.

Anna--hope to see your lovely sachets from your partner...

Brianna...I think that is an awesome swap to join...let me see if I finish my January fakes before taking on another... ;D

Great job so far, ladies!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Tessie-pie on February 01, 2015 07:10:48 PM
What a nice knit afghan.  I really really enjoy the pattern!   Really nice job!   : )


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Tessie-pie on February 01, 2015 07:17:27 PM
 :)   I finished my cowl, and the second attempt came out correctly.  I don't do selfies, so I found a cute volunteer.  



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 01, 2015 09:16:58 PM
Very nice cowl...hope you don't mind that I posted a larger picture...I can't see the little ones... ;D



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 02, 2015 02:15:42 AM
Kookaloo_Starr
Fake swapping: Sweet n Easy Valentines swap
Date to send item by: Feb 14th

There can never be too much homemade love  ;D

Cute model and lovely cowl  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 02, 2015 06:54:49 AM
I received my lovely sachets, and my partner really did deliver. She made eight sachets (one for each of those pesky little drawers in the girls' wardrobes), and was kind enough to fill and scent three for immediate use! I am glad she did, because I mentioned I'd like tea tree oil, lavender and bergamot. And I do, I really do. But the scent of all three together is a tad strong. Overpowering, maybe. Pungent, even. I might wash those three... But then again they are sitting right next to me on my desk, and they ought to be inside of those drawers... We'll see. I might go for lavender only, or lavender-vanilla for the rest. Anyway, here they are:

The three finished ones:

You see my partner went with alwaysinmyroom's suggestion and added velcro to the sachets, the soft half is sewn on, the prickly part will go into the drawers. So practical!

All eight cuties:


They are made from fabrics from swaps. And as the pattern seems quite simple I will definitely make some more for myself. With less cute&funny fabrics, a bit more sombre probably. Or with flowers, that seems appropriate for the subject. So many possibilities!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on February 02, 2015 09:19:41 AM
Lovely sachets, cowl, and Ninni.  I want to try to make a Ninni.  I may need to add that to my 50 in 15 project list.

I am pretty sure I got flaked on for January in the monthly dotee swap.  My poor partner has been busy with other swaps and things.  Oh well there is always this month!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2015 10:49:38 AM
Those sachets turned out fabulous!  I am redoing my drawers...lavendar-vanilla sounds yummy!  Such cute fabrics, too!

lindy--no such thing as flaking in this swap...just an extended delay...;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: luckdragon on February 02, 2015 01:28:57 PM
My partner informs me that the pajama pant part of my swap package is complete, but she is still working on that other something for the Keep Me Warm swap.  Should be able to meet the 2/7 deadline though :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 02, 2015 01:32:06 PM
Yup, lavendar and vanilla IS very yummy. But also has to be applied carefully. And I learned something: Don't use the sticky type of velcro with the sewing machine. Especially not very, very, very old sticky type velcro. The glue will stick to the needle and ruin the seams...

Loving the cowl (so cuddly) and the ninny, it looks so content!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2015 03:29:51 PM
Yay--my partner was only a bit late in the Fill a Mug Swap!

Here is my new mug rug (made from scraps she had from a quilt)...a knitted mug cozy in her favorite lime green...and she even sent yummy Vanilla Chai tea...mmmm smells so good!



More pics at the 50 projects craftalong...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on February 02, 2015 06:26:30 PM
Yup, lavendar and vanilla IS very yummy. But also has to be applied carefully. And I learned something: Don't use the sticky type of velcro with the sewing machine. Especially not very, very, very old sticky type velcro. The glue will stick to the needle and ruin the seams...

Loving the cowl (so cuddly) and the ninny, it looks so content!

I've learned that lesson too  :D You live and learn.

The cowl looks very warm on your volunteer Tessie-pie.

Always I love the colors your partner picked. 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on February 04, 2015 12:32:13 PM
Mug Rugs make me happy!

In real swap news once I get feedback for the 4 swaps I am in that will be 200 completed swaps!  Wowza!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2015 12:37:16 PM
wow!!! lindy--that is incredible! You are a swapping machine (and I know you love it and your partners love you!)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on February 04, 2015 12:58:07 PM
That's so awesome, Lindy! Which swaps have been your favorites?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on February 04, 2015 01:45:54 PM
My partner PMed me to tell me she would be sending late for the sachet swap. I'm the only person she's ever been late for - I know how I rank.  :-\

Anywho...200 swaps totally rocks!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 04, 2015 07:15:48 PM
Oh no Anne!  I've learned that lesson too!  I had to change my needle and restart that part of the project.   :-\

I love that knitted mug cozy AMR!

and wow Lindy that is a lot of swaps!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on February 04, 2015 07:18:32 PM
Whoa, lindy!! Congratulations on being a swap legend :)!

Such a nice mug rug! Love the mix of colors and prints.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on February 05, 2015 09:31:15 AM
I think my favorites have been the holiday swaps that I look forward to every year and the secret partner type swaps are always fun.

I am going fake join the Monthly Dotee Swap and attempt to make a flora themed dotee due by 02/28

Not sure if this will happen though since I am going out of town for a week later this month but I will try!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 06, 2015 03:09:16 AM
Wow Lindy, congratulations!  :)

Up until now I thought that someday I'd want to be a lindyhopper, but now I'd rather be a lindyswapper.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: luckdragon on February 06, 2015 07:08:28 AM
200 swaps!?!  Wowsa, Lindy!

AIMR, Love the mug rug and mug cozy! 

On the fake swap front, I received pajamas pants for my daughter and a soft fabric infinity scarf for my daughter's friend to complete the Keep me Warm swap.  I will have to round up pictures because, of course, the scarf was given away before I took a picture and my daughter has been wearing the pajama pants, so they are hidden somewhere in the disaster that is her bedroom!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on February 07, 2015 12:34:57 AM
I am running a little behind on the Keep Me Warm swap. The sendout is the 7th but I have finished the scarf and one wrist warmer. So unless I ... my partner wants to do a Michael Jackson one glove thing, she will have to wait a little longer. But I did bust out my poor crochet skills to make a border on the gloves and scarf of the opposite colors so they will sort of match.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on February 09, 2015 04:26:25 PM
Finished and sent. Just waiting on my partners to post pictures.  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on February 11, 2015 12:47:06 AM
My name is crazyda79
I am joining to Monthly Dotee Swap- February
I will make a flora dote
It is due by 2/27/15


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on February 11, 2015 12:53:08 AM
Mug Rugs make me happy!

In real swap news once I get feedback for the 4 swaps I am in that will be 200 completed swaps!  Wowza!

That's awesome!  I, too, am close to 200 swaps.  I have 176 recorded swaps but if you include all the claims made in some of the swaps, I have gone over 200 already.  My goal for 2015 is 200 recorded swaps.  YAY for swapping!!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 11, 2015 01:33:13 AM
I'm kind of struggling to find a swap this month that inspires me to 'fake it' ???


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2015 05:56:22 AM
I cut out my flannel PJ's...it was a bit of a pain because the flannel is printed with coffee cups in one direction so I had to cut the fabric and half first to make sure I didn't have upside down cups going up my backside! ;D

Hang on partner...I should be done this weekend...

crazyda79--wow!  You are so right...if you count multiple claims in swaps like the OWS, it is a lot more swaps than what is recorded!  I am going to be cheering you on to hit your 200 mark this year!!!

bushbaby...you can find a past swap that you really liked...or do something like the Pinterest Swap...and make what you have pinned for yourself!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 11, 2015 06:39:41 AM
bushbaby...you can find a past swap that you really liked...or do something like the Pinterest Swap...and make what you have pinned for yourself!

Ahem,  I never use Pintrest  :o

Actually thats not totally true - I do have an account with a few pins....and there is someything I saw the other day that I did mean to pin and make for myself.....



My name is bushbaby
I am joining the Pinterest Swap
I will make a wireworked shawl pin
It is due by 15/03/15 24/02/15


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 11, 2015 06:42:36 AM
I'm never off Pinterest  :-[


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2015 07:31:07 AM
Let's all join and make something off our Pinterest!!!

Stop pinning and start doing! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 11, 2015 08:32:32 AM
So that I dont forget what I wanted to pin -  this is the shawl pin that I want to try am make a version off  - Linky Here (https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/115925502/elegant-twist-sterling-silver-shawl-pin?ref=shop_home_active_5)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 11, 2015 09:20:38 AM
That is lovely Bushbaby

If I get my Vday fake swap complete in time I will also fake join you in the Pinterest swap  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2015 09:27:06 AM
That is gorgeous!

As soon as I finish up my prayer flags, I am going to do a Pinterest thing...I sort of want to do one Pinterest project a month... ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on February 11, 2015 10:45:22 AM
Can't wait to see the results, Bushbaby. That pin is gorgeous!

Maybe I should join the Pinterest Swap too. I've made some things off other people's boards for them as part of swap packages, but I don't really craft for myself off my boards. Guess that needs to change.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 12, 2015 12:31:14 AM
come...join me on the 'fake Pinterest Swap' side :)

We shall start a new movement. Iit will be crafty! It will be gorgeous! It will be FOR US ALONE!  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on February 14, 2015 01:08:46 PM
come...join me on the 'fake Pinterest Swap' side :)

We shall start a new movement. Iit will be crafty! It will be gorgeous! It will be FOR US ALONE!  ;D


This sounds like a wonderful idea :) I am going to go pick out a project.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 14, 2015 02:46:43 PM
come...join me on the 'fake Pinterest Swap' side :)

We shall start a new movement. Iit will be crafty! It will be gorgeous! It will be FOR US ALONE!  ;D


This sounds like a wonderful idea :) I am going to go pick out a project.

Yaaay!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2015 09:32:53 PM
OK..I am going to join the Pinterest Swap and make myself something similar to this:



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: rscowtown on February 14, 2015 10:10:40 PM
oh love that bag! i was just drowning on the pinterest, and came up for air and saw this and well of course ill have to join the fake pinterest swap as well! im gonna need a secretary tho to make sure I don't miss anything!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on February 15, 2015 10:45:24 AM
Oh CUTE AMIR!  I know your partner is talented enough to pull something epic like that off ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 16, 2015 02:33:46 AM
AIMR, that bag is really nice  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 16, 2015 12:38:16 PM
Welp you all talked me into it.  I will join the pinterest swap with you all.  I also want to make a bag from my pinterest.  It is one I have had my eye on for a while, and its a simple pouch.
Plus it will give me more practice with zippers.  I usually try to avoid them because they are not my favorite to sew with, but I think I need the practice so that I am not so scared of them.


So are we suppose to officially sign up like we do for the others or is this not an official sign up?  And if we do, how do we judge the due date?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2015 01:12:36 PM
Two weeks from sign up if it is not an ongoing or real swap...give or take, mostly give...;D.

Just do the format:

name,
name of swap
due date (2 weeks from signup)

I will cut and paste it into page one so that I can track completed swaps for a prize at year end!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 16, 2015 01:34:20 PM
awesome thanks aimr!

My name is BriannaB03
I am joining the Pinterest swap
I will make 1 embroidered pouch
It is due by March 2, 2015.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 17, 2015 12:31:58 AM
Two weeks from sign up if it is not an ongoing or real swap...give or take, mostly give...;D.

whoops! Just realised I had put the due date down on mine as being 5 weeks from sign up! all fixed now :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2015 08:03:26 AM
no problems...I have to" translate" your dates anyway...;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 17, 2015 08:45:03 AM
no problems...I have to" translate" your dates anyway...;D.

Just remember "we" have the correct format for dates not you strange people over the pond :P


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2015 08:58:26 AM
I totally agree! I grew up with the metric system and the date systems used in most of the rest of the world!  It makes more sense and causes less confusion, but I think we Statesiders like to be confused... ;D.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on February 17, 2015 04:46:35 PM
Love both of the bags you Pinterest swappers are planning to make!

I'm working on a journal cover for the real swap but I once I'm caught up on that, I might join the Pinterest bag party :).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on February 17, 2015 06:09:34 PM
My partner sent the dotee already.  I just have to upload pictures!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: holistic knitter on February 18, 2015 03:21:24 AM
My partner did come through with the two items for the Valentine swap in time ... card and prayer flag ... just need to upload pictures tonight x


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: holistic knitter on February 18, 2015 03:28:22 AM
My name is holistic knitter
I am joining the Branch Weaving swap
I will make a  woven Y shaped branch
It is due by 3/23/15.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on February 18, 2015 09:37:57 AM
I am half way done with my partners prayer flags, so time to jump into the pinterest swap. It took me way longer to pick out a project then I thought it would, I kept getting distracted by all the lovely projects.

I like the other bags picked for the pinterest swap so I decided to stick with the theme and make a project inspired by this project https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45036064998762596/

I am lady4feet
I am joining the Pinterest swap
I will make on small clutch
It is due by March 2, 2015




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on February 18, 2015 05:28:17 PM
My partner made me an adorable lil daisy for the February Dotee Swap!



I'm going to jump into the Pinterest Swap as well.

My name is crazyda79
I am joining the Pinterest Swap
I am making an Irish saying hoop
It is due by March 4, 2015


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on February 18, 2015 11:39:58 PM
I finished my fake Keep Me Warm swap. I made two wrist warmers and finished an old scarf WIP. The scarf was maybe 3/4's done and I probably started it over 20 years ago (maybe even 30). I would have finished these sooner but I got hung up on trying to learn to crochet a fancy border on the scarf. I finally gave up and just did one simple row and tassels. I used the contrasting colors on all the items so they'd sort of match. I cut down the number of stitches on the wrist warmers and they are still a bit long I also used too large a needle because I couldn't find the right size, but at least they are comfy and most importantly, I actually finished them!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2015 06:26:50 AM
lady4feet--I have made that clutch before...it is really nice and a fun project!

crazyda79--your partner is really getting into making dotees! ;D  I love the daisy. And it fit the February theme so nicely!

Wile E Songdog...how wonderful to have your partner finish your WIPS! ;D  I really like how you tied the two pieces together...sometimes the simplest stitches can be the best...I think the fringes on the scarf are really nice!

Glad people are joining the Pinterest Swap...I have to kick myself for adding so many things and then not making them! I managed to cut out the pocket for my purse and selected fabrics.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lindyv321 on February 19, 2015 08:07:43 AM
Everyone is making such lovely things!  I think I may have to fake join the Pinterest swap too! 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 19, 2015 06:07:22 PM
I love the daisy dotee!  so cute!

I think those fingerless gloves and scarf were suppose to head over to my home!  ;)

Yay its a pinterest party!
I picked out my fabric for my zippered pouch and I have my pattern printed out.
Thanks for the link on the other bag!  I pinned that one too! (hehe I think I have a problem with bag making!)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 22, 2015 07:58:22 AM
So despite my partner never having made a shawl pin before I think she has done a great job. And she made not one, but TWO! how spoiled am I  ;)





Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on February 22, 2015 08:35:58 AM
Those are great! I love shawl pins. And the shall behind it looks gorgeous too :).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 22, 2015 10:25:33 AM
Your partner did very well!

How is everyone's faking going? ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 22, 2015 05:45:36 PM
Those shawl pins are beautiful!

My faking is going slow on the journal cover.  for some reason I can't get that one going.
the bag for the pinterest swap is sitting on my ironing board right now.  I just need to get started on the embroidery part, then piece it together.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on February 22, 2015 06:10:42 PM
Wile E Songdog I really like the blue your partner picked.

Bushbaby your partner did an excellent first time project.

I received my prayer flags a day early! All are things I want to remind my self to do/think this year. My partner said she's not entirely happy with them but I still like them.





Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 22, 2015 06:32:30 PM
Oh I love those prayer flags!  Especially the breath one.  I need to remind myself of that sometimes.  And the dog yoga fabric is awesome!  I think your partner did great!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on February 23, 2015 05:10:48 AM
Your partner did very well!

How is everyone's faking going? ;D

If my slacker partner doesn't get pictures posted soon I'll have to do it myself.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2015 07:33:45 AM
Nice job on the prayer flags!

I joined the actual swap and found that the hardest one was for myself...I wonder why that is?  I am struggling with all of my fake swaps...I think I need to really figure out what holds me back from doing things for myself...;D...maybe I am just not as interesting and inspiring as my real swap partners! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on February 23, 2015 10:15:43 AM
Maybe it's because you like to surprise people with your crafting and once you have thought of something for yourself, it's no longer a surprise ;D  I have to be careful to not talk about my ideas before I make them as my brain says, "Well...that's good as made isn't it?" and I loose the interest in making them.  But my brain is a joker ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2015 12:08:06 PM
I think you are right!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on February 23, 2015 04:30:05 PM
For me it's the deadline. Give me a deadline and I get crackin'...usually in the nick of time. But if it is for me? I can wait....oh I need to finish that first....another swap, sure....movie and popcorn? See what I mean?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2015 05:52:36 PM
You are right about that, too!  I am a deadline person in everything I do in life...I would like to change that...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on February 24, 2015 09:32:11 AM
Maybe you could find a place to pretend to do swaps with your self where you set up dead..line...s...oh wait..you DID!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 24, 2015 09:50:05 AM
rub it in, surreal! ;D  yeah...not exactly 100% foolproof, but I have made a few things for myself... ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: BriannaB03 on February 24, 2015 07:37:25 PM
Maybe you could find a place to pretend to do swaps with your self where you set up dead..line...s...oh wait..you DID!

Hehe!  I actually laughed out loud at that!   ;D :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on February 24, 2015 07:42:56 PM
Maybe you could find a place to pretend to do swaps with your self where you set up dead..line...s...oh wait..you DID!

Hehe!  I actually laughed out loud at that!   ;D :o

Then my job here is done...for now ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 25, 2015 06:07:38 AM
I got my warm flannel PJ bottoms done!!!  Just in time for ANOTHER round of winter this weekend...I might have to join that swap again to make myself additional warm clothing! UGH!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on February 25, 2015 02:42:12 PM
or you could move to the Pacific North West...just saying ;D


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Post by: artsycandice on February 28, 2015 12:31:46 PM
or you could move to the Pacific North West...just saying ;D

Ooh, I second that suggestion! (No biased opinions here. Ahem.) ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on February 28, 2015 01:25:53 PM
So that's two for and none opposing....I bet we can get KittyKill and LimeRiot to vote yes too!  Start packing AIMR! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: lady4feet on March 01, 2015 03:00:34 PM
Here in the southeast our weather has been wet and dreary which makes me long to be in the pacific north west. If I have to deal with overcast then I should at least be somewhere I want to be *sigh* maybe someday.

On a crafty note I am going to be late on my pinterest swap, and I am changing my project. As I was drafting a pattern for a clutch I realized that I don't really use clutches because if I only carry my phone and wallet I just stick them in my pockets so a larger bag is needed to be used on a regular basis by me.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 01, 2015 05:42:30 PM
I keep forgetting I don't HAVE to join every amazing swap; I can fake join them.   :P  Such a swap junkie, I am.... ::)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Magpirate on March 01, 2015 06:19:03 PM
I feel like I'm late to the party, but I'm jumping in anyway...

My name is Magpirate
I am joining the Be Awesome (Redux) swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438259.0)
I will make...something awesome (potentially a hand-bound journal or sketchbook)
It is due by March 23, 2015


I always put my best work into what I make for swaps, but I rarely make the effort when I'm crafting something just for me.  Maybe if I pretend it's for somebody else I can trick my brain into believing it's worth it to do my best.  ::)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 02, 2015 07:25:16 PM
My name is emilywilde.
I am joining the Pinterest swap.
I will be making a kindle cover.
It is due March 16th.
:)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: emilywilde on March 11, 2015 08:04:31 PM
My Pinterest partner sent early!  ;D




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 12, 2015 10:48:33 AM
You partner knew you needed a Kindle cover pronto!  Your links to Pinterest are not working so I am going to remove them.

I am way behind on my Pinterest "swap" so I guess I will make the new deadline the end of March...I joined the Geezer Swap for real and don't want to get behind there!

I removed "old" swaps that never happened so that no one gets negative feedback... ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on March 12, 2015 12:11:47 PM


I removed "old" swaps that never happened so that no one gets negative feedback... ;D.


See there, with the swap angel roll covered, you my dear, are a swap saint! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 12, 2015 12:21:42 PM
lol maybe I should do a fake second chance craftalong for fake flakers! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 12, 2015 08:48:16 PM
Now I know why AMIR invented this swap...so she wouldn't have to give folks the negative evil eye ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on March 13, 2015 03:19:46 AM
My name is bushbaby
I am joining "Be AWESOME (Redux)" swap.
I will be making a Dreambird (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal) shawl.
It is due March 26th.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2015 06:08:52 AM
oh my goodness, bushbaby...that is the most beautiful shawl I have ever seen...do you already have the yarn?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on March 13, 2015 06:40:21 AM
oh my goodness, bushbaby...that is the most beautiful shawl I have ever seen...do you already have the yarn?

I do  ;D. I was given 2 hanks of handpainted yarns as payment for making the fimo beads I posted in the 50 projects 2015 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5283155#msg5283155) thread. I had already started this about 2 weeks ago but I'm using this swap as a way of getting it finished by a certain date.....for my partner of course ;)

For those who also use Ravlery, this is what I had completed 2 days ago (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/dreambird-kal) The 'feather' yarn is a dark purple/burgundy colour with lighter flecks of blue and the 'background' yarn is a marbled dark forest/sea green with a silver sparkle through it. It makes me think both of deep rainforest colours and of thistle/heather colours as the same time


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 13, 2015 06:56:16 AM
I love how my swap discretely disappeared....I knew it was going to be tough to follow through - that's part of the reason I didn't join the real swap, haha. Thanks as always, always! :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on March 13, 2015 08:37:37 AM
That shawl is WOW. Can't wait to see the final product.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on March 13, 2015 05:27:37 PM
I just remembered that I had signed up for a fake swap and came to check the deadline and noticed that it was gone.  YAY thanks, now I don't feel so guilty!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2015 05:30:16 PM
I only left ones where I thought people just needed to post pictures...;D.  The swap fairies can put back any of the older swaps just as easily as they can take them away...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 14, 2015 03:16:59 PM
Oh, I have a couple of swaps I missed and think I would do the fake swap with myself (not crafting much for myself! :o ).

I have to figure out the time line first though. Will post once I made up my mind. :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 17, 2015 10:26:21 AM
I only left ones where I thought people just needed to post pictures...;D.  The swap fairies can put back any of the older swaps just as easily as they can take them away...

Good to know!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 17, 2015 12:07:05 PM
My name is Ludi
I am fake joining the Craft My Fandom Swap.
I will make 3 things for this swap - a Small, a Medium, and a Large
They are due by April 22

More later after I'm "partnered" and decide what to make....I have a feeling my partner will list "Spooky" as a favorite fandom... ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 17, 2015 01:57:36 PM
That is going to be a fun swap, Ludi! 

I think I am going to join the Faux taxidermy swap again even though it is past...I have wall space above my foyer closet that needs a few more "heads"... ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 17, 2015 05:20:54 PM
I hope I can borrow your time machine AIMR, I want to do that swap again too...but way to busy at the mo ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 18, 2015 05:51:35 AM
That is a good one. I'd like to do something crazy like a rhinoceros, but where would I put it?!?!?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on March 18, 2015 05:55:00 AM
That is a good one. I'd like to do something crazy like a rhinoceros, but where would I put it?!?!?

OOoooh that gives me ideas of doing Star Wars type ones...a mini wompa or tautam would be cool :)

*slaps self as too busy right now to take on new project* perhaps in a few months. Someone remind me if I say I cant find a swap I like, ok? :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 05:56:49 AM
Mine are pretty small...the bases are only about six inches or so...I figured I can fit at least six up there, so my next one will be either a rhino or a giraffe...I also want to do a hippo with lots of teeth...I fell in love with Africa when I was a kid so these things will be nice for me to use to talk to our little nieces and nephews...get in some conservation and protecting the wild life lessons as well...I would hate that they would be in a world where they would not be able to see these magnificent creatures for real!***ok enough soap box*** ;D

Fantasy creatures is also one of the things I would love to do!!  Creatures from Star Wars would be fabulous!!!  Or maybe even spend a few weekends/months looking at old Star Trek for interesting creatures to do...gahhhh--I need a clone of myself!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 18, 2015 06:13:12 AM
hahaha - love all these ideas. Smaller scale might be the key to making lots of these....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 06:17:08 AM
I think your large piece definitely makes an impressive display!

The problem with crafting is what to do with it all...I need another house to display everything I want to make...;D...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 18, 2015 07:42:32 AM
Ok... I now figured out how to deal with the Fake Swap for the "Craft my Fandom"!! :D

My name is Inselaeffchen
I am fake joining the Craft My Fandom Swap.
I'm supposed to make 3 items - 1 small, 1 medium & 1 Large
They are due by April 22

We agreed to swap for our family members (except ourselves) - theme  is DC Superheroes. :)

She said she's going to do 2 circle skirts for my girls (=1 large?) , 2 capes for them (= 1 medium?) and sort out my hubby's hoodie (=1 small - just finishing touches to be done).


After April I'll then definitely will see if there's a swap "someone" is going to swap with items for myself.  ;D :D Possibly joining the Pinterest swap then. ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 07:54:56 AM
This is dedicated to all of us...I am sure we can relate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPG0Ob4dO8E&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 18, 2015 08:00:43 AM
AIMR - FAB!!!  ;D ;D I don't even get so far to BUY anything from the Pins ... just accruing more and more pins! :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on March 18, 2015 08:07:56 AM
This is dedicated to all of us...I am sure we can relate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPG0Ob4dO8E&feature=youtu.be

Yeah, I don't see a problem with this.

MAKE IT ALL!!! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on March 18, 2015 05:05:53 PM
Hmm, I don't know the "spooky" fandom but I'm sure whatever your partner makes will be grand :).

What kind of head are you thinking about, alwaysinmyroom?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 18, 2015 05:25:30 PM
"Spooky" = eerie, scary, dark, mysterious, gothic, old horror movies, monsters, ghost stories, etc etc....   :D

https://www.pinterest.com/hl0833/spooky/


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on March 18, 2015 05:29:54 PM
Ohhh! Now that I know what spooky is, I think I need to learn what a "fandom" is!! I thought it was fans of Dr Who or Harry Potter or My Little Pony or other books or shows or movies. I guess it could be anything though!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 18, 2015 05:42:10 PM
I love so many spooky books, movies, and TV shows I just lump them all into "Spooky"  ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on March 18, 2015 07:18:38 PM
AIMR, that YouTube video is just so funny, but entirely too accurate!  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 07:44:28 PM
Definitely...I thought about all of the conversations we have had on here and recognized so many people...;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 18, 2015 08:14:41 PM
TRIBBLE TAXIDERMY!!

and that video makes me glad I'm a pin hater ;D
(though it was very funny ;D)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 20, 2015 08:30:09 AM
We're getting partners today in the Craft My Fandom Swap, so here's what I'm planning to make (hope I'm not being too ambitious   :o )

Large - Spooky Black Vulture portrait embroidery
Medium - Spooky Pumpkin ornament
Small- Spooky Mugmat

 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Magpirate on March 23, 2015 04:40:42 AM
My "partner" has "sent!"  I won't be able to post pictures for another day or two, though, I have family stuff going on today and tomorrow.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 23, 2015 09:51:02 PM
ah HAA!!  I finaly got one figured out!


My name is suereal
I am fake joining the Craft My Fandom Swap.
I'm supposed to make 3 items - 1 small, 1 medium & 1 Large
They are due by April 22

I think I have the large and the small figured out....and I may need AIMR's time machine to get them all done..and no...I'm not telling what they are or who they are about...but they two I want to do are new Fandom's for me...I'm a bit of a fandom slut it seems... ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on March 24, 2015 05:44:15 AM
It arrived! It arrived! My 'partner' in the "Be AWESOME (Redux)" swap has truly out done herself (IMHO) :)

behold my Dreambird shawl:



Close up to show details & sparkles (in the green sections):


I am super please with this - especially as it was finished a week ahead of the due date  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 24, 2015 05:54:00 AM
It's lovely!   :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 24, 2015 06:30:11 AM
oh my goodness--I need that swap partner of yours to be my partner!

wow--It really turned out lovely!

I wonder if you partner would share any tips or hints about the process...I was going to put away my needles for the spring/summer, but I might have to make one more project...such a gorgeous shawl!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on March 24, 2015 08:16:56 AM
I wonder if you partner would share any tips or hints about the process...I was going to put away my needles for the spring/summer, but I might have to make one more project...such a gorgeous shawl!

I'm sure she can be persuaded to PM you with some info later ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on March 24, 2015 10:23:16 AM
Oh wow bushbaby! That's beautiful!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 24, 2015 10:50:49 AM
I'm not much of a shawl person but that one is FABO!  I would be like being cuddled by a dragon ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 24, 2015 11:18:20 AM
bushbaby--I spent all morning reading the notes and stuff on Rav...I'll check in with you after I order yarn and decipher the pattern...I understand that the designer over complicated it ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 24, 2015 12:25:50 PM
That shawl is gorgeous! Definitely AWESOME!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 27, 2015 06:30:44 PM
I've made my Small and Medium.  I'll be making a couple extra Mediums, and then starting my Large next week....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 27, 2015 06:51:23 PM
I can't wait to see you Fandom Ludi ;D  I'm sure it's epic...as normal ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on March 27, 2015 06:53:54 PM
Wow! What an awesome shawl!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on March 28, 2015 08:22:51 AM
Question... I was thrilled to see a new swap theme come up yet no one has started or organized it. Does it have to be an established swap for me to fake-join? It is Easter themed so there's no way it's gonna happen...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 28, 2015 09:07:28 AM
Seems like you could fake organize a fake swap....   ???


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 28, 2015 10:06:08 AM
AIMR seems to have a time machine, so I'm sure she can send you back in time far enough to get your needs met ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 28, 2015 04:32:03 PM
I am taking a liberal approach to this craftalong...it can be a past, present or "future" swap... ;D.

(the key is to make something for yourself!!! with no postage involved!)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Magpirate on March 29, 2015 07:41:26 AM
Bushbaby, that shawl is absolutely gorgeous!  You did a great job!


I haven't been a very good partner to myself, I've had my swap item for days and I'm only just now getting around to posting pictures...  Here's the art journal I made for me for the Be Awesome (Redux) Swap.


It's full of different kinds of fun paper - the page on the left is two sheets of handmade paper I received in a swap many many years ago, and the one on the right is a background page I prepared with watercolor.


I also added pages for storing things - here's an envelope page and a card holder sheet for ATCs.


I took so many pictures of this journal it's a little ridiculous.  Have some more!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666561) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666560) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666562)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666563) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666564) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666565)


Now that that fake swap is over, I'd like to fake-join another one!

My name is Magpirate
I am joining the Craft My Fandom Swap
I will make one small, one medium, and one large item (most likely for the fandoms of Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Discworld)
They are due by April 22, 2015


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 29, 2015 09:25:19 AM
Ooo, nice journal!  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on March 29, 2015 11:40:14 AM
I am blupaisan,
Signing up for Easter Egg Diorama
 It will be finished and posted my April 4th, Easter Eve.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on March 29, 2015 04:19:14 PM
Fun journal!  I love the pockets ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 30, 2015 07:03:40 AM
Love that journal...your partner was AWESOME!!!

fair warning...March Fake Swaps not completed in the next week will be "disappearing" ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 31, 2015 06:40:50 AM
I keep making extra "Mediums" for the Fandom Swap, but I hope today to start my "Large." 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on March 31, 2015 10:57:16 AM
Finished my egg diarama. Just need some good pics.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on March 31, 2015 01:39:17 PM
Not sure I like my "Large."   >:(  I may have to rethink it completely.....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on April 03, 2015 05:24:58 PM
Done! Made my partner an egg diorama with her style in mind,tee hee, which is green/turquoise and woodland chipmunk.


Holder made from birch bark



Chipmunk is Sculpy, egg is medium chicken. Twig trees, and one from peeled birch. Grass is floss.
It was my first cutting attempt and I can't believe I did not go thru the entire dozen ... first one worked! Marked oval, scored for 5 grueling minutes with tiny saw, then poked a million holes at score for final 'cut.'
Thanks to Acadian Driftwood for pro pics!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on April 03, 2015 05:46:55 PM
Wow!  You're brave to work with real eggs and not cheat by using plastic ones!  Good job! 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 03, 2015 06:53:07 PM
I like tiny things!  I bet it was hard working with a real egg!  What kind of glue do you use for fragile projects like this?

BTW, your partner did a fab job, so she will get some good feedback! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on April 03, 2015 08:48:54 PM
That's super sweet blup ;D  I love the wee chipmunk ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on April 04, 2015 06:49:12 AM
My name is blupaisan
 I am fake joining the yoga-zen-meditation swap.
I will be making two mediums... a stocked aromatherapy cabinet and a drawstring repurposed bag for yoga mat storage. My small item will be a set of 5 inspirational ATCs
My package is due on may first.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on April 04, 2015 09:42:21 AM
My partner and I decided two Mediums count as a Large, so here are the items I received in the Fake Fandom Swap; a spooky mugmat and three little pumpkin ornaments:



Better pic of these guys:




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2015 10:14:50 AM
What a fun fandom--spooky!  Those little guys look like they would be good company as you enjoy a cup of hot beverage using your new skull mug rug!  Successful "swap"!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on April 04, 2015 10:19:09 AM
Your partner seems to know you pretty well Ludi ;D  I love the fabric for the mug rug...or is it a patch?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on April 04, 2015 10:26:56 AM
Thanks!  Mugrug.  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on April 04, 2015 03:38:08 PM
Blu, that egg diorama is lovely! Can't imagine how you created the chipmunk. It can't be more than an inch of so high. Amazing!

Ludi, those pumpkins have so much character. I can almost hear the center one asking what it's gotten itself into and the right one plotting evil deeds while the left one just soaks it all in. Such a fun project!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on April 06, 2015 06:57:07 PM
Alright, I have like no swaps really going right now (waiting on partners for one and mailed off the others) and I am needing to craft so I have to jump back into fake swapping!

My name is crazyda79
I am fake joining the One Tiny Bird Thing Swap
I will make a bird hoop
It is due by April 30.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on April 06, 2015 11:30:19 PM
heheheh I need new glasses...a bird poop would be one tiny bird thing for sure....sorry had a 6 hour dive today and a bit wired ;D


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Post by: crazyda79 on April 07, 2015 04:50:39 PM
Lol maybe I can incorporate bird poop into it! Lol thanks for the laugh. I had to reread what I wrote to make sure I didn't write poop. Darn auto correct does strange things sometimes lol


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on April 08, 2015 11:25:21 AM
Super glad it was not just me then ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LimeRiot on April 08, 2015 12:23:43 PM
bushbaby, I've long admired that pattern! Yours turned out beautiful.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on April 08, 2015 02:38:56 PM
bushbaby, I've long admired that pattern! Yours turned out beautiful.

Thanks  ;D I may have to knit another before the year is out - my mum saw it and has asked for one too!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on April 12, 2015 08:38:53 AM
Wahey! Managed it ... but due to being too short for time for the ComicCon, I had to leave things a bit "untidy" ... i.e. hemming needs to be done after family trip next week.  8)

My "small" -
2 easy peasy Superhero capes (not hemmed)
1 Miss Martian top (just sew on the red ribbon & buttons to hold the cape)
Dye 2 old girls' tights green for Miss Martian's green legs & arms



My "medium" - Tedious fabric-glueing of ribbon onto hoodie ... needs to be properly sewn on once back from family trip (in time for next Comic Mart at least)
(it's hubby's hoodie - Blue Beetle. I did the sewing of the Blue beetle "logo" last October, but still needed to do the "finishing touches". Thought this would be my small, but it took way longer than I thought! ;)



And my "big" item ... 2x superhero skirts (not hemmed) for Supergirl & Miss Martian. The instructions said it's a 30 mins job ... so I thought it's 1 hour ... well... with preschoolers around, a bad cold and kinda on a clock to make it to the Con for at least a couple of hours just didn't cut the 30 mins! Actually ... I think if you want to cover the elastic like I did, it definitely takes longer than 30 mins per skirt!!  ;D



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Magpirate on April 12, 2015 10:23:46 AM
Fantastic costumes, Inselaeffchen!  They look great!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on April 13, 2015 12:34:58 AM
My partner told me she has an idea for the hoop.  That's a great start! Now to work on it ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on April 13, 2015 09:02:52 AM
This sounds like fun! I now "get" the rules of this swap, so here goes.

*SWAP SIGN-UP*

My name is stillatthetop
I am joining Fabric Art Journal pages Round 4
I have two partners. One wishes for 'Fire' theme, the other for 'Ice'.
Due May 22

 ;D I should have my camera installed and figured out to post things by then.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 13, 2015 09:22:05 AM
Ah! Super cute, Inselaeffchen!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 13, 2015 10:04:32 AM
oh what a fun family picture!!  Your girls look adorable in their costumes!  What a HUGE project to undertake!  Your partner did well!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on April 13, 2015 03:16:12 PM
Thanks, everyone! It was a great day out, too! :) Now looking into my next fake swap... ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 14, 2015 07:06:07 AM
I am in NO swaps right now...getting antsy, but, I don't want to commit since I will be traveling soon for a long period...I think I will join the Scrappy Swap and the Fabric Journal Swap...fake swap, that is! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on April 15, 2015 12:28:05 AM
I received my One Tiny Bird Thing hoop from my partner today! She said it was supposed to be a California condor head but as she began stitching the colors changed and now it is just "inspired" by the condor lol



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on April 15, 2015 04:25:25 PM
I am really loving your partner's personal interpretation of a condor. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 16, 2015 07:25:36 AM
We have turkey buzzards that sort of look like that...they are fugly creatures... ;D.

Glad your partner did her own thing!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: moriarT on April 24, 2015 04:33:53 AM
My name is moriarT
I am joining the scrappy happy swap
I must make one large and one medium, OR one large and two smalls, OR two mediums and two smalls .
It is due by May 18.

My partner likes weird and dark themes, luckily for them I have plenty of weird and dark fabric and paper scraps lying around. I know my partner really loves junker jane style dolls so I will try make one for her. She also really wants a cuff bracelet, but I know she also some bookmarks as she keeps dog earring all her lovely books!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on April 24, 2015 05:54:49 AM
she keeps dog earring all her lovely books!

Unforgivable!  ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on April 24, 2015 03:52:42 PM
I used to hate dog earring as well, but then I realized that notated books by famous people were collectors items and since I might someday be famous...in the far, far, future...I might as well put my mark on my favorite books. This usually occurs to me after I spill a glass of wine on them and have nothing to lose.  ;D

But bookmarks are even more fun!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on April 26, 2015 09:59:31 PM
 I tend to see dog ears as a sign of love....not abuse..but only if they come with pen or pencil scrawls ;D

I'm done with family things, travels, AND no swaps...totally still planing on Fandom swapping myself ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: moriarT on April 29, 2015 05:54:08 AM
cmarion3, suereal, I am glad not everyone sees me as a criminal for dog earring! I think I need to write more in my books though. When people tell me off for it though, I will blame you two!  ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on April 29, 2015 08:58:59 AM
Just think of it as body modification and tattooing for books ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on May 01, 2015 01:44:34 PM
My Zen...yoga...meditation swap items are finished.  Here they are -

first, the 'before' pic of the $2 tablecloth that was to become a yoga mat bag.


And 'after'

following the Zen philosophy, I hand stitched the whole thing. It took me much longer of course but during that time, I had my little meditation/no rush/in the moment thingie going on and I loved it!

Next, the five ATCs I promised to make -

(good grief, that one took me like three hours to get right!!)







Those are quotes I took off the internet, but this last one, after doing the Zen swap for quite some time, just came to me, so it is my own creation! (well, actually the Universe channeled it to me)



Next, the 'before' pic of my aromatherapy cabinet. have had this thing for ages, the last use was earring storage til I own upwards of 80 earrings (which I make and many of them are huge).


After pic...



Inner pic...



The tiny containers are where the aromatherapy smellies live. I wanted to personalize it because everyone is different and here are the smells that either calm me down or make me intensely happy_
hay from my barn
beeswax
dried geranium leaf
old Sea and Ski brand suntan lotion
old coconut oil suntan lotion
Kiss My Face olive and aloe lotion (which I would choose to take to a desert island if I could pack only one thing)
lemon essence
lavendar essence
dried pine needles
a cotton ball suspended over the fire so it smells of woodsmoke
BodyWorks grapefruit oil
An old eraser I used to steal from Mom's easel just to sniff it (artgum type, yellow and awesome to pick at with a fingernail)

a few empties await new discoveries... 


Two extras inside which I did not make but mean a great deal to me and boost my sanity -
wood engraved heart by a friend
Acadian Driftwood's matchbook creation


Again, following the Zen no-rush attitude, I used a very small brush to cover the cabinet in two coats of turquoise and the ATC and front tree illustration were not done with black paint, but with zillions of marks from a fine pen.



how can ya go wrong with a nut for a knob?



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on May 01, 2015 02:56:13 PM
Your 'partner' must have loved things, blupaisan. I love your take on the first 4 quotes, and the last one is very interesting, too. Your favorite smells are interesting, as well. And your yoga mat bag is a definite wonderful upcycle.
and neat re-purpose for the little cabinet.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 01, 2015 04:27:27 PM
 :oAMAZING! :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 05, 2015 09:39:54 AM
I love that you gave new life to the tablecloth!

The cabinet is also interesting and lovely...your partner really did a nice job filling it with meaningful items.

I am going on a much needed vacation for two weeks, so you guys keep on crafting!  I am taking no electronic devices, not even my phone, so I will be unavailable. I will be ready to swap, real and fake, after I get back from my seclusion vacation in the islands... ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 05, 2015 10:06:53 AM
OH!  Have a FABO time AIMR.  I'm sure you need the rest after taxes ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on May 05, 2015 11:48:57 AM
Have a deliciously relaxing vacation, AIMR! See you on the boards in a few weeks. Remember your sunscreen and sun glasses!  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 05, 2015 12:40:24 PM
lol Thanks! Part of my suitcase contains crafting supplies...embroidery and crochet...I hope to sit out in the sun and do something...but it is probably doubtful...I hope to do a bit of shopping, maybe for some interesting supplies...;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on May 08, 2015 06:28:36 PM
Yup. You just can't take the art out of a Craftster  ;D but this can be an "at-your-leisure" moment.

My first Journal page is done...when I SAY IT IS DONE! I had a mega-fail moment on my first try. That one will get turned into something else. But I am liking the new version so far. I will probably still add some more as I think of things.

Now on to page two. Just a check in. Still on task.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 08, 2015 07:43:27 PM
My medium fandom is done.  I'm ready to work on the large, and I think I have an idea for the small as well ;D  My plan is to be done before AIMR gets back ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on May 10, 2015 12:16:20 AM
My name is Crazyda79
I am joining the may monthly dotee swap
I'll make 1 musical themed dotee
Due may 31

I dislike not having enough swap spots when good swaps come around! But thankful I can fake swap!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on May 15, 2015 04:30:36 AM
Okay, here we go again :D

*Swap Sign Up*
My name is bushbaby.
I am joining the "Be AWESOME (Redux)" swap. - Redux again!
I will make 1 Knitted 'Dreambird' shaw (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/dreambird-kal-2)l (for my mum)
It is due by May 30, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on May 15, 2015 10:22:01 PM
Yea...new swappersI I joined the fake one because postage is not in my budget at the moment. I wish it were, because I like to send things to my friends here. But keeping something for my 'partner' will be a different experience.

My ice journal page is at a bit of a stall. With our sweltering heat I feel like making a melting Snowman  :D but I have some glitzy fabric to experiment with.

And I think I can hear bushbaby and her needles clicking away. Wow. A sweater done in 2 weeks? I would be so totally overwhelmed.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 17, 2015 04:38:14 PM
My name is Ludi
I am fake joining the Circus Main Attraction and Sideshow Swap
I will be making one (1) Shrunken Head!
It is due June 9


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 19, 2015 11:15:15 AM
Can't wait to see what your partners made for you while I was gone!  I will have to "join" a few swaps...I really got quite anxious being away from swapping!  I realized what a big part of my life Craftster and swapping was when I was away from it!  I missed you all!!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 19, 2015 01:42:59 PM
Welcome back ;D!  *note to self....she's back.....hurry up and finish my Fandom swap why don't I?*


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on May 20, 2015 10:35:04 AM
And I think I can hear bushbaby and her needles clicking away. Wow. A sweater done in 2 weeks? I would be so totally overwhelmed.

I wouldn't get too excited - it's not progressing as fast as I've hoped  :( . Perhaps 2 weeks is being a bit over ambitious!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on May 22, 2015 11:10:11 PM
Here are my journal pages for my 'partners'. I had to go old school with scans. Still no computer cord for my camera  :-[

My partner plans to paint a fiery background paper and journal memories about campfires, bonfires, and the time she almost burnt down her woodland fort by cooking bologna on a coffee can  ;D Oh, and her Dad was a Detroit Firefighter and taught her lots of pyromaniac things growing up. More sketches included to illustrate her thoughts.



My partner plans to use a sheet of frosted vellum to journal her favorite ice memories. First time in snow, learning to ice skate, visits for Slurpee treats with Dad (7-11 logo image included), snow skiing. She has pictures that she can add for these and maybe do a few sketches, too.




So, taaa-daa. Only one hour late for deadline. I napped after dinner. Sorry.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on May 22, 2015 11:48:24 PM
* SIGN UP POST *

I just can't wait to jump back in!

My name is stillatthetop
I am joining the Quotes, Quotes, Quotes swap.
I will make 1 quote hoopla, just in time for my 'partners' birthday!
It is due by June 24, 2015.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 23, 2015 05:39:10 AM
Great journal pages, stillatthetop!   :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 23, 2015 01:00:51 PM
Love those journal pages, especially the ICE!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 24, 2015 03:44:36 PM
Finally starting my Shrunken Head, which is for a collaborative project...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 24, 2015 06:05:16 PM
Finally starting my Shrunken Head, which is for a collaborative project...


HAHAHAH*snort*  of course it is ;D.  How does one shrink ones own head? ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on May 24, 2015 07:18:03 PM
Finally starting my Shrunken Head, which is for a collaborative project...


Ooh... I am very curious to see this project. I want to do a collaborative project with another artist some day. I can't wait to see your shrunken head! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 25, 2015 05:58:56 AM
I don't know much about it yet except that it involves a tree decorated with shrunken heads!   :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 26, 2015 10:13:54 AM
I did it!  I finally finished my Fandom swap.  My partner probably thinks I forgot about her completely ;D

Let's start out with the large shall we?



I'm a relatively new Puddles fan.  My Hub discovered him in April.  Since then I have listened to him almost every day...at least once.  And his voice rings in my ears even when I don't watch his videos ;D  This silly shirt had something like 8 steps to get it all done.  It's a good thing it was for a swap or I probably would never have finished it ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HtrbMy4mU4  <---Puddles singing Team

The small is the Puddles Pompom cuff...



Puddles has the habit of playing with the pompoms that run down the front of his shirt when he is singing.  It can be a bit...disturbing.  I wanted to make a pom something for my partner and eventually decided the wrist was the safest place to put a pom ;D

My medium is in a different fandom.  My partner says she has become obsessed with a new cartoon...Uncle Grandpa.  What a huge pile of steaming oddness that show is ;D.  Her favo character is Giant Realistic Flying Tiger.  So, when I found an old Nat Geo about tigers while cleaning one day, it seemed like fate.  The background is a picture of my home town from a local credit union calendar.  I used 3 different tiger pictures from the mag to make GRFT do what I wanted.  I think it looks like she is takeing a rainbow bath ;D



And here she is on the wall..



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 26, 2015 01:02:27 PM
Super!   :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 26, 2015 02:34:46 PM
Thanks Ludi ;D.  It's funny how just saying it's a swap makes me fret to get it done.  It's such a relief that it's finished ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 27, 2015 06:31:22 AM
ok--your partner definitely is a bit odd in her tastes... ;D. But, it looks like she is happy with her finished projects...uhm, I knew unicorns passed rainbow gas, but I had no idea tigers did as well...

What a fun swap that fandom swap was for everyone!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 27, 2015 08:20:49 AM
Her entire name is Photo Realistic Flying Tiger.  She farts rainbows as she flies ;D  If you think my partner and I are odd, then you should probably skip Uncle Grandpa....or watch it nonstop till it all makes sense ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 27, 2015 11:52:59 AM
I do like odd shows, but not anything with clowns or wizards.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on May 27, 2015 01:19:06 PM
Okay, here we go again :D

*Swap Sign Up*
My name is bushbaby.
I am joining the "Be AWESOME (Redux)" swap. - Redux again!
I will make 1 Knitted 'Dreambird' shaw (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/dreambird-kal-2)l (for my mum)
It is due by May 30, 2015.

Ok, I am most definately not going to make this deadline...mainly due to being in the middle of knitting another shawl altogether! AIMR, what happens if I miss the deadline?  :-\


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 27, 2015 03:18:09 PM
She hunts you down and...oh I just can't say.  It's far too terrible! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: artsycandice on May 27, 2015 04:39:43 PM
She hunts you down and...oh I just can't say.  It's far too terrible! ;D

;D lol


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 27, 2015 05:08:17 PM
Nearly finished with my Shrunken Head!  He just needs his hairdo.  I'll be sorry to see him go, but perhaps he will achieve some lasting fame.  My husband plans to make a Head for the project as well, in a completely different material, but he hasn't started his yet...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 27, 2015 06:11:43 PM
Do...do you actually mean...can I really be thinking this??  You and your HUb will be ...collecting...HEADS?!  Little tiny HEADS??  *GASP!*  I am SHOCKED...and where do I apply? ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 27, 2015 06:45:23 PM
Actually someone else is collecting the Heads; we were invited to contribute to this collaborative project, but I don't know how much about  it I'm allowed to divulge.  All I know is a bunch of creature makers will be contributing Heads.... :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 27, 2015 10:20:24 PM
ooOOOoohhh....ssshhhhh then ;D.  I thought it was for a home project ;D.  Of all the peeps I know (which is like the folks here..) you and KK would be the ones I vote most likely to have a shrunken head tree...I'm am sure (hoping!!) you will be able to tell us soon(eventual) ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on May 27, 2015 10:52:31 PM
She hunts you down and...oh I just can't say.  It's far too terrible! ;D

EEEEK!! :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on May 28, 2015 04:04:40 AM
You'all are hilarious! Coincidentally, I just listened to a Youtube the other night about REAL shrunkin heads. One of those 'strange things to know about' clips. I can't wait to see what Ludi and hubby come up with.

I don't know why, but I always seem to put me out last, too. I am hoping that this form of swap makes me more accountable. Like suereal, I really staggered to make sure that I got my journal pages done. And I found myself settling for less than perfect...because, after all, it was just for me. I really wanted to have the actual journaling done with them. But then again, my partner could not have completed them before getting 'my' stuff...so the journaling will come later.

And bushbaby. I will still come visit you when you are in the dungeon. A sweater in two weeks would have taken me two years! For detention, I say you have to show us both of your yarny projects  ;D and the yarn (rug) burn marks on your needles. Art is supposed to be fun!  ::)

I decided on my quote, and designed it to fit the 'frame' I plan for it. It won't be an actual hoopla (round embroidery hoop). I located in my stash some lacy crochet starched doily things that are heart shaped, and I will embroider the message to fit inside one of those. I will get a chance to use my favorite colors. And I think it will look good on my 'partners' future hoopla wall. (Still collecting...hint, hint, if any future swap partners read this  ;))

Anyways, this is a fun thread to follow. Happy Crafting.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on May 29, 2015 07:11:54 AM
I've gotten so lazy lately, and I don't even know why.  That being the case, I figured some fake swaps, with actual deadlines I have to meet, would motivate me to actually get something, anything, done.  Okay, I did make some homemade salt dough modeling clay on Monday, for use with the Play-Doh Doctor Drill 'N Fill playset I bought last week, but that's the only vaguely creative enterprise I've been involved with since I made me mum a Mother's Day gift at the beginning of the month.  I need more than food-colored dough to fulfill my existence.

So, I claimeth my lazy butt for the following swaps:

My name is Patraw
I am fake joining the One Tiny Stuffie Swap Round 9.
I will make one small stuffie, approximately no larger than 5" x 5" x 5".  This is something that Iíve never done before in my life (although I do know how to sew . . . badly), so, the results should be absolutely hilarious.
It is due by June 22

My name is Patraw
I am fake joining the Seriously 3D ATC Swap.
I will make one 3-dimensional ATC object (using the standard 3.5Ē x 2.5Ē ATC measurements as a base).
It is due by June 22

My name is Patraw
I am fake joining the Darker Side of Disney Swap.
I will make one medium item depicting a Disney villain and/or ďdarkĒ concept.
It is due by July 3.

My name is Patraw
I am fake joining the OMG - I Need a Drink Swap.
I will make one, or more, objects (equal to 3 points), with an alcohol/drinking theme, and will also include a couple of drink recipes (as I donít actually drink alcohol, or even approve of that activity, this should be interesting).
It is due by July 10.


Don't worry that I'm biting off more than I can chew by taking on too many swaps at once, as I can work like the devil himself when I put my mind to it and, like the, classic Styx song, I've got too much time on my hands.  Indeed, I put a great amount of no thought at all into this whole affair, so, it's guaranteed to succeed.  No, really, it is.  Rainbow Dash believes I can do it, and so should you!  Just look at the unbridled enthusiasm in her eyes:



[If he flakes on himself, Rainbow Dash wants to assure you all that one of her horseshoes will find itself planted in a very sensitive and delicate part of Patraw's anatomy for all eternity.]


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on May 29, 2015 07:41:05 AM
And bushbaby. I will still come visit you when you are in the dungeon. A sweater in two weeks would have taken me two years! For detention, I say you have to show us both of your yarny projects  ;D and the yarn (rug) burn marks on your needles. Art is supposed to be fun!  ::)

If its any consolation to you all both my shawls are of the 'interesting' type of knitting (as in "Define Interesting?", "Oh God, oh god we're all going to die"  ;D )

Never to be the one to take the easy path the 1st shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/dreambird-kal-2) is a short row, two-colour knit which I have decided to work up adding a sparkle thread to one of the colours:



And the second shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/celtic-myths) is supposed to be knitted all one colour, but I decided that I wanted to work on learing cable knitting so I am doing the cable section in...um... 3 colour intarsia cable knitting  ::)

this is it so far:




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 29, 2015 08:04:33 AM
Welcome, Patraw!  It is always nice to see that there are people who need a "deadline" to get things done! ;D

Can't wait to see your projects!  I am always fascinated by what you make!

Ludi...your project sounds intriguing in more ways than one...when I was a kid, my grandpa taught us how to make shrunken heads from dried up apples we picked up off the ground in his orchard...we would scrounge the farm for hair...horses, cows, rabbits, etc. I wish I still had them...a tree full of them would be a sight!  can't wait!

bushbaby--you inspire me to take on knitting challenges!  Don't worry, if you don't complete on time, you and your partner can agree on an "extension"...remember that a fake swap can be an ongoing swap, an old swap, or even a swap you make up on your own... ;D!

(ignore suereal...she is a troublemaker... ;D)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on May 29, 2015 08:45:27 AM

bushbaby--you inspire me to take on knitting challenges!  Don't worry, if you don't complete on time, you and your partner can agree on an "extension"...remember that a fake swap can be an ongoing swap, an old swap, or even a swap you make up on your own... ;D!

(ignore suereal...she is a troublemaker... ;D)

You should! I've also decided after writing that post & going back to my knitting to use this project as a way to learn cable knitting without a cable needl (http://grumperina.com/knitblog/cables.htm)e too  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on May 29, 2015 10:29:47 AM
You do know that ignoring me just make me think I'm not funny enough and I will have to triple my efforts right ;D?  So it is probably in your best interest to LOL at me every time I type anything.  Besides, the effort to ignore me would be just to exhausting for most folks.....and it doesn't work anyway ;D

Patraw--Welcome to Fake Swapping ;D.  I've been lethargic and uncrafty as well recently.  The few things I have done in the last month felt more like chores then fun.   I hope you can find your mojo and be inspired by your partner ;D

I can just make up a swap?  That had not worked it's way into my grey matter yet.  MmuuhhahHAHAHAHA!  *said through tented fingers with a red back light*  Now that sounds like a challenge to me ;D.  Now...how can I turn dusting into a swap......


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 29, 2015 01:33:09 PM
lol suereal...I am going to bet that you can just about craft anything into a project! ;D

bushbaby--I have tried no cable needle knitting...I am not that flexible...I don't mind the cable needle at all because it does slow me down and puts me into zen mode!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on May 30, 2015 12:34:28 PM
Shrunken Head for Fake Circus and Sideshow Swap.  He needs a name....



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on May 31, 2015 12:02:23 AM
Snot Rag  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on June 01, 2015 02:36:29 AM
My partner sent the musical dotee right on time! It's Brodie Johnson the trombone player from the voodoo glow skulls! How ironic that the ticket is the first vgs show my husband and I ever attended together! Lol


I want to sign up for the circus swap as I have started crafting and realized I never signed up here lol
My name is crazyda79
I'm fake joining the circus main attraction and sideshow swap
I'll be making one hoop and. One other small
Due June 9


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 01, 2015 11:11:14 AM
Ludi--that is just too fantastic!  I am going to have to read the separate post for more details...it gives me the willies!

crazyda79--I love how your ticket was included on your dotee! What a nice coincidence! HA HA

Fabulous fake swapping, everyone!



Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on June 02, 2015 01:02:30 AM
My name is crazyda79
I'm fake joining the darker side of Disney swap
I'll be making a hoop
Due July 3


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on June 07, 2015 01:51:56 PM
my name is blupaisan
I am joining the
Setting the Miniature Scene Swap
and my five tiny items (for an outdoor fairy home) are due 7/10/15




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 08, 2015 07:54:49 AM


Here's the Wizardry: Chronicle "Goldfish Swordtail" plush figure that I made for the One Tiny Stuffie Swap Round 9.  I'll spare you all my usual long-winded description and deluge of photos here, and point you to the seperate thread I made instead:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439572.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439572.0)



Materials:
An old T-shirt, sewing thread, tissue paper, cardboard from a cereal box (backing for the button eyes), white glue, a wire twist tie (shanks for the button eyes), acrylic paint, and nail polish (gloss coating for the button eyes).

Dimensions:
18.1 cm (7.1") long x 5.5 cm (2.2") high x 2.3 cm (0.9") thick.
(Technically, the plush figure was supposed to fit inside an imaginary 5" x 5" x 5" box, but, as the creature's 4" swordtail is as long as the rest of the fish, I feel that the extra length is justified in this case, because, without that barb, the creature would be well within said dimensional parameters.)

Time:
Three days: June 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on June 08, 2015 10:47:34 AM
Wonderful job! And for someone who doesn't like to sew, it appears you've succeeded despite that. One suggestion for the next time you work with knit fabrics: use an iron-on knit interfacing to stabilize your fabric before sewing. It will make the sewing process easier, the seams smoother and less likely to give way, and will give you a slightly firmer surface for embellishment. Love your skill designing and painting the Swordtail Goldfish and look forward to seeing many more projects from you.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on June 08, 2015 01:02:26 PM
I'm signing up for 2.

My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the OTT Stuffie Swap.
I will make 1 tiny stuffie for this swap
It is due by June 22, 2015. (Pics might be late since I'm real swapping too.)


My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the Dark Side of Disney Swap.
I will make 1 medium item for this swap
It is due by July 3, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 09, 2015 06:41:38 AM
@kbrison:  Thanks for the feedback and suggestion.  I'd never heard of iron-on knit interfacing, so I had to look that up online to find out what it was.  If it makes the material more rigid, wouldn't that make it more difficult to turn the fabric inside out after you're done sewing it? 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 09, 2015 10:25:51 AM
You can get light weight versions...and a little clipping always helps too.  If you get the one for knits, it is a bit stretchy still as well.  But heavy duty and not knit would make it super hard to turn I think. ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on June 09, 2015 01:35:57 PM
Exactly right, Suereal! What the knit interfacing does is make the knit act more like a woven, so it doesn't stretch out of shape or distort. It's applied at a right angle to the vertical stretch of the knit. Normally a knit has more stretch across the width (try pulling a t-shirt across the belly, then from neck to navel to see this in action). Your goal is to have the knit stretch equally in all directions. That means you'll get a smoother finish when you stuff your creations because the knit won't bubble out of shape nor are you as likely to have rippled (lettuce edge) seams. Your knit fabric won't be rigid but will have slightly less give across the width. And as Suereal suggests, if you use a very thin knit interfacing like tricot, the additional thickness is very minimal. Hope this helps, Patraw.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on June 10, 2015 03:46:38 AM
Ok, so I know I am (super) 'late' for one swap as I am working on something else but I now need to pause that 2nd project for this  ::) :

My name is bushbaby.
I am joining the "Keep me Warm" swap.
I will make 1 knitted hat for my Dad
It is due by June 21st, 2015 (UK Fathers Day)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 11, 2015 06:29:16 AM
All righty, thanks for the advice suereal/kbrison  I'll try to keep that in mind if I attempt to make another small stuffed figure in the near future.

My name is Patraw
I'm fake-joining the Setting the Miniature Scene Swap.
I will craft five tiny items ('cuz that's mostly all I ever do anyway) and will do my best to not lose any of said miniscule things on the carpet in the process. Our cats, on the other hand, make no such promises.
Due July 10, 2015.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 11, 2015 06:39:40 AM
Patraw--I am always amazed how you make such tiny and detailed items!

Wow--so many people are really rocking the fake swap along...please check the first page to be sure I have all of your completed swaps...I think a random prize drawing is in order! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on June 12, 2015 12:21:58 AM
I have finished my "Keep me warm" Swap item for my dad. Nothing fancy but a warm, soft simple knitted beanie to keep my Dad's "wee baldie heid" warm.



AIM -  I checked and if you add this to the list you have all my completed projects covered.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 15, 2015 11:14:55 AM
@bushbaby:  Nice hat; it looks very warm and cozy and that blue yard is very vibrant!  I'm sure that your father will appreciate it.

******

Okay, here's my finished Seriously 3D ATC project, Descrypha, a demonic tome from the 1998/1999 Playstation 1 video game, Shadow Tower.  I figured that an open book was just about the right shape for an ATC's dimensions, and it was!  If you're interested, you can read all about it, and see lots more photos, here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439635.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439635.0)





Materials:
Cardboard (from a cereal box), newsprint, lined/white paper (from notebooks and junk mail), tissue paper, white glue, acrylic paint, ink, and graphite/colored pencil.

Dimensions:
8.9 cm (3.5") wide x 8.2 cm (3.2") high x 9.5 cm (3.7") deep.
And, of course, the book base has the standard measurements for an ATC: 8.9 cm (3.5") long x 6.4 cm (2.5") tall.

Time:
One evening/night on June 14st, 2015. I managed to finish it just before the stroke of midnight!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on June 15, 2015 12:11:33 PM
Oh my!  I really like that sculpture, Patraw!  :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 16, 2015 09:10:54 AM
oh wow...that is so creepy cool!

I am amazed at your supplies list...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 16, 2015 10:47:14 AM
You blow me away Patraw.  The things you do would be impressive if they were feet big and not inches big.  But I'm gobsmacked by the size of your stuff ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on June 17, 2015 01:48:18 AM
My name is MountainsAndClouds.
I am joining the "Setting the Miniature Scene" swap.
I will make 5 tiny items.
It is due July 10z


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 17, 2015 06:03:32 AM
OK--I did a little drawing of the fake swaps completed thus far for a happy June prize!

The winner selected by Random.Org was....bushbaby, Keep Me Warm Swap!

I will PM you!  Congratulations!

Keep those fake swaps coming...all of the swaps will be still be eligible for the future drawings!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: angielou1 on June 17, 2015 09:36:21 PM
Hello my name is "angielou1"
and I will be joining the Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 7
Sign-up date range: June 19th ĖJuly 3rd
Date to send item by: Domestic: September 21st
Requirements:
-A minimum of 13 items, one for each day.
-At least 6 crafted items must be sent, equal to a small (Under $10 or under two hours to craft



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 18, 2015 06:37:00 AM
Wow--that is a really big swap to join, but I am sure your partner will make the perfect things for you!

hmmm...I might have to fake join that one as well...I love Halloween!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on June 18, 2015 08:36:21 AM
I'm really on the fence about fake swapping the Mini 13 Days of Halloween. I signed up for the real swap and that's a lot of work. I guess I'll decide closer to the end of the sign up date.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 18, 2015 08:55:02 AM
Congrats, on winning the June prize drawing, bushbaby!

I agree that thirteen things (albeit only six have to be crafted) for the Halloween Swap is a pretty tall order, but I might be up for doing that one too--of course, I'd better whittle done the three fake swaps I still have left before I take on anymore.  The Pendant Swap also appeals to me, even though I've never made any of those before.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 18, 2015 08:58:41 AM
I did the 13 days of Christmas, and it was quite exhausting!  At least if I fake swap the 13 Days of Halloween, I can make some cheesy stuff if I don't have time...I am sure my partner will not mind! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: angielou1 on June 18, 2015 10:10:42 AM
But remember it's "Mini" 13 days of Halloween. The actual "13" days of Halloween is BIG. Plus I know my "partner" has alot of Halloween items to re-work/re-use/re-invent from previous Halloween Holidays and wants to change her themes since she has moved to a smaller place. :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 18, 2015 10:19:42 AM
lol I did the Mini Christmas...there was nothing mini about it. ha ha...yeah, I need to read the parameters of that swap more closely...it is probably doable! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 18, 2015 02:44:01 PM

I am suereal ;D
I am joining the "Setting the Miniature Scene" swap.
I will make 10 tiny items....I'm going to have two partners ;D
It is due Aug 10...I am takeing an extra month as I am feeling crummy


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on June 18, 2015 06:04:50 PM
Wow, that is a LOT of tiny stuff, suereal!   :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 19, 2015 07:31:18 AM
lol two partners? ok..now I know you are certifiable....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 19, 2015 08:51:11 AM
Now I've upset all the other mes!  They all want 5 tiny things!

I'm having to do lots of practice for the real tiny scene swap.  All the practice bits will go into my tiny laboratory scene.  Thanks to fake swapping there is a chance I will actually get the scene set up one day ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on June 19, 2015 03:59:35 PM
Wow. We have all been busy playing with ourselves  ;D Or at least planning to. I love this thread. I thought to join the mini Halloween, too. But I want to get my other commitments done first. And if I understand now correctly..I can join a bit late (here) for sign-ups..so I will wait until this current swap commitment is finished. And I can still have things ready in time for Halloween. I will multi-task as things go, and maybe already have some items done before I join. Practice pieces for my already committed swaps, and also some UFO refashioning, too.

So, my un-hoopla is coming along nicely. I plan to take a part of it with me tomorrow for my local quilt guild discussion group, to work on while I learn other things. My embroidery is in two parts for my project. I will take the smaller hoop to work from. I so totally know that this other side of myself, 'the partner' will be thrilled with things. I hope you all enjoy my results, as well.

I have spent a great deal of time designing, and tracing on the lettering (I wish to work on my letter skills, so this is a double challenge for myself.) I am very pleased with my choices so far. I will be done in time for my Birthday.

Oh, the un-hoopla part is because I have a wonderful starched embroidery frame, heart shaped, and purchased, to enclose it in. but the bare bones will start out as being from a hoop.  ::) Go figure.

Glad to hear of everyone's adventures. I look forward to seeing everything here, and also to share mine.

~T


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on June 21, 2015 01:19:43 PM
My name is crazyda79
I am fake joining the June dotee swap
I'll make 1 ocean themed dotee
Due July 1

Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Noxissa on June 22, 2015 04:50:22 AM
I am having such a hard time grabbing hold of motivation lately; it keeps flitting around and teasing me but never stays long enough to actually finish anything. I am hoping a deadline might be just the ticket! So, with that in mind..

My name is Threadlingz
I am joining the I Love Musicals swap
I will make 1 Large item; a King Richard doll from Galavant for this swap
It is due by 29/07/15


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: angielou1 on June 23, 2015 09:44:43 AM
I'm just waiting on my partners questionnaire to find out what she really wants. Perusing her pinterest for ideas for now and waiting for sign-ups to start. I'm going the way of DOD theme with one of the objects an alter for her Grandparents and Aunt.
 Right now I'm in the Sock Monkey swap and LV Swap. I'm also waiting for The Poppet swap to start.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on June 24, 2015 09:38:20 PM
Taa Daaa!





I scanned the image before I "framed" it, because I figured the scan would be blurry on the final finished piece.
And the entire piece would not fit on the scanning bed. It is a 3-D (purchased) crochet frame. But rest assured, it is a complete heart. My embroidery skills are a bit rusty, but overall, my 'partner' is happy with her new Birthday present  ;D Hope you like it.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on June 25, 2015 12:26:18 AM
stillatthetop - That is so cute :) I'm sure you partner is very very happy with it :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Alittlemusthave on June 25, 2015 12:49:51 AM
Hi all,
I am just returning to crafting and as I am awaiting for an angelling position to open to redeem some feedback, think this is a great idea.
This way I still get to participate in swaps, plus being in Australia I save a load on shipping.
Now I just have to wait for a swap that interests me.
Can you pick ones that the sign up date is closed but due date is still to come?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 26, 2015 08:44:39 AM
Welcome, alittlemusthave!  Sounds like you have the perfect partner to swap with ;D....

You can pick any swap, past, present, ongoing, etc.  The deadlines are just a guideline to motivate you to complete the "swap"...

stillatthetop...wow, the first thing I noticed was just how pretty and neat your embroidery is!  Quite lovely...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 26, 2015 08:54:05 AM
Very pretty SATT ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 26, 2015 10:50:48 AM
I hope you are feeling better, suereal!  I got a shingles vaccine when I was 50, so fingers crossed that I never get it...both my parents got it and it was horrible for them!  My college roommate got it in her eye and was lucky not to go blind...I hope you are ok!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 26, 2015 12:20:52 PM
Her eye?? YUCKY!  My sister knows someone who had shingles for a full year.  I think I was super lucky to be honest.  My "pox" was just little bumps really.  My Hub's looked like acid burns.  But he felt fine.  So far it's been 3 weeks of me feeling like a wrung out rag.  I feel best today so far.  I have even managed to water the trees and empty the dishwasher, with lots of resting in between..OH!  And I just ate a hot dog.  The most I've eaten at one time for a week or two ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 26, 2015 12:29:58 PM
Glad to hear!  I missed three days of work for the crud...a simple virus that kicks butt...all I can do is sit and knit and sleep!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 26, 2015 05:52:59 PM
How sad that you can only knit!  (We really do need a sarcasm emote ;D)  Are you still feeling crummy?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on June 28, 2015 05:21:38 PM
I received my dark side of Disney hoop from my partner! It's a queen of hearts minimalist hoop! I love it!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Noxissa on June 29, 2015 02:11:00 AM
Love that hoop, crazyda! :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 29, 2015 06:00:23 AM
Your partner knows your taste!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 29, 2015 10:01:01 AM
Cute hoop ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on June 29, 2015 06:34:49 PM
A few days late. For the OTT Stuffie Swap. Mr. Bean is having his gallbladder removed. I made him a zombie gallbladder stuffie including gallstones.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 29, 2015 07:13:50 PM
oh it is cute, but poor Mr. Bean!  I hope your stuffie cheers him up!  I love the face and oh my, looks like a lot of gallstones!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: angielou1 on June 29, 2015 07:30:57 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on June 29, 2015 07:55:54 PM
Poor little gallbladder!  And poor husband!  I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 01, 2015 02:06:26 PM
@crazyda79:  Nice Alice in Wonderland inspired hoop!

@whatthepuck:  I've never seen a zombie organ before; that's pretty awesome and creative!  Love the expression on it and the gall stone beads too!  I'm sorry to hear that your husband is actually going through a gall bladder removal procedure though, but, at least he, and you, can appreciate some humor about it through your little stuffed charmer.

*****





With two days to spare until deadline, here's my creation for the "Dark Side of Disney Swap": "Wheezy" one of the villainous weasels, and a heavy smoker at that, from 1987's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" film.  You can see a lot more photos here, at the seperate thread, if you're interested:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439829.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439829.0)

Materials:
Newsprint, notebook paper, tissue paper, cardboard from a cereal box, white glue, acrylic paint, marker, ink, and graphite/colored pencils.

Dimensions:
7.5 cm (3.0") wide x 8.7 cm (3.4") tall.

Time:
Three days: June 21st, 30th, and July 1st, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on July 01, 2015 02:12:51 PM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is in my top 5 favorite movies. Awesome job. I might have to watch it tonight.


My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the Altered Puzzle Piece Swap
I will make 4 puzzle pieces for this swap
It is due by August 1, 2015.

My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the Pendant Swap.
I will make 1 pendant for this swap
It is due by July 17, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 01, 2015 05:26:58 PM
Hey!  I recognize that one Patraw!  Most your little critters are from games I have never heard of let alone played.  Your game library must be HUGE ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on July 02, 2015 01:05:01 AM
My name is bushbaby
I am joining the 'Mad Hatter' swap  ;D
I will make 6 knitted hats for this swap (for my dad)
They are due by August 31st, 2015 (his birthday).


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 02, 2015 07:12:52 AM
Patraw--totally captured him!  The teeth and claws are so tiny!  I am going to go read your separate post for more details!  Now I want to re-watch the movie!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 02, 2015 08:04:43 AM
Thanks everyone!

@whatthepuck:  Have you ever read the original 1981 book, "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?", that the film is based upon?  It's WAY different than the movie (SPOILER: Roger Rabbit is actually the crook in the book).  The movie's better in my opinion, but, as I saw that first, and read the book many years later, I'm probably biased.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Censored_Roger_Rabbit%3F (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Censored_Roger_Rabbit%3F)

@suereal:  Yes, my video game library is huge.  I've got hundreds and hundreds of game cartidges and discs (I'm a hoarder).  I don't own them, but Roger Rabbit actually did have some video games (for NES and Gameboy, possibly some other platforms as well), and I imagine Wheezy probably appeared in them, so, technically, I could try to pass this off as video game fan art if I had to, lol.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on July 02, 2015 09:18:18 AM
@whatthepuck:  Have you ever read the original 1981 book, "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?", that the film is based upon?  It's WAY different than the movie (SPOILER: Roger Rabbit is actually the crook in the book).  The movie's better in my opinion, but, as I saw that first, and read the book many years later, I'm probably biased.


I didn't even know it was based on a book. I'll have to check it out. Although I'm not sure I can take Roger being a crook.

My Oogie Boogie Cross Stitch for the Dark side of Disney swap.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: angielou1 on July 04, 2015 07:06:03 PM
That's great!  I can finally begin with my partners items. This is going to be so much fun. Since I'm in the Poppet Swap maybe I'll consider making a halloween themed one too.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 04, 2015 08:45:41 PM
Love the  Oogie Boogie hoop WTP.  Nice job ;D

Patraw...I prefer the term extravagant collector rather then hoarder.  Hoarder implies unloved things to me, just things.  I love every single drop of my extravagant collection and have plans for each piece....and I don't have a pile of newspapers...just piles of craft supplies and toys ;D

And I finished up with my real swaps, so once I get back home (at my folks to recoup a bit...Mom always makes sure I eat right ;D) I'm diving into my 10 little scene bits.....now I just have to figure out which of the MEs I'm swapping with ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on July 05, 2015 11:33:55 PM
So I was pretty sure I signed up for the circus swap but when I checked last month I noticed I wasn't. I signed up then and waited for my partner to send. Well she had part of the package done but ran late on the one little thing she added in. So without further ado, a month later but still done, my goodies from the circus swap.

Cotton Candy hoop


Big top bookmark



Now hopefully my dotee partner won't be this late lol


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 06, 2015 06:39:06 AM
Love the cotton candy hoop!  I think I might have removed that swap if your partner was "late"...I will give you credit for it now!

The Oogie Boogie is also cute...using the black background probably made it pretty fast and easy to do!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Noxissa on July 06, 2015 05:09:30 PM
All such amazing projects - I am sure all your partners are over the moon with their goodies. ;)

I'm kind of in love with that itty bitty gallbladder and his stone collection. (Hope everything goes a-okay with the surgery!)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on July 06, 2015 10:28:55 PM
Goodness it's like Christmas around here with these swaps coming in. My partners have really been on the ball (even if they are a little late) lol

My June dotee doll- ocean themed- a narwhal! I love narwhals. What a smart partner!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 07, 2015 06:07:24 AM
Excellent!

I am loving your partner's signature style!  It works with all of the dotees!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 07, 2015 01:32:16 PM
heheh What a cute narwhal!  They are amazing animals ;D

I've been at my folks for a week getting spoiled and recouping.  I feel 1,000% better and am even getting my strength back YEAH!  I also have been planning and plotting and I am rather sure what I'm going to make for my partner in the mini stuff swap, and I'm looking forward to getting to play a bit once I get home ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 09, 2015 08:20:01 AM
@crazyda79:  Cool narwhale.  I like the floral print on the pattern and the (pipe cleaners?) horn!  I love the cotton candy hoop too, what'd you use for the fluffy bits, cotton balls, poofy stuffing, or something else?

@whatthepuck:  Neat Oogie-Boogie hoop!  The green is so vibrant that it almost looks like he's glowing in the dark!  I think it would  look cool if you stitched some little rubber bugs onto the hoop around him.


**********




Did any of you know that making five projects is like five times the work of making one?  Strange, but true.  Somehow that little fact seemed to escape me when I fake signed up for the "Setting the Miniature Scene" swap, but it all came back to me, like a ton of bricks, when I actually sat down to work on these things.  They're all creatures from Sega's Arabian-themed 1992 Game Gear portable roleplaying video game, Defenders of Oasis.  More photos here, at the seperate thread, if you're interested:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439919.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439919.0)

Barometz:



Crocotta:



Cyclops:



Mushus:



Salwa:



Now, I've just got to somehow get my "OMG, I need a drink!" projects finished by the tenth and I'm home free!  Since time is drawing short, I politely asked Rainbow Dash about a deadline extension and she explained her "two stomps just for asking" policy to me.  My body still aches.


Materials:
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, acrylic paint, wire twist ties (for tendrils/tail/legs structural support, Barometz and Mushus only), and sand (for surface texture, Cyclops and Mushus only).

Dimensions:

[Barometz] 3.1 cm (1.2") wide x 3.5 cm (1.4") tall.
[Crocotta] 3.8 cm (1.5") long x 3.8 cm (1.5") high.
[Cyclops] 3.3 cm (1.3") wide x 3.7 cm (1.5") tall.
[Mushus] 2.9 cm (1.1") wide x 3.4 cm (1.3") tall.
[Salwa] 5.7 cm (2.2") wide x 3.5 cm (1.4") tall.

Time:
Four days in July, 2015. I made both Mushus and Barometz on the 4th, Cyclops on the 5th, and Crocotta and Salwa were produced over the span of two days, the 6th and the 7th. Let me tell you, my hands were starting to get mighty sore after modeling that many figures in such a short period of time!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on July 09, 2015 09:01:34 AM
Wow, Patraw!  All are wonderful but Cyclops truly rocks!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 09, 2015 09:06:03 AM
I cannot wait to read the details of how you made those tiny things!  There is just so much detail...do you use a magnifying glass?

I would say that your "partner" did a fantastic job and even "shipped" early!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: blupaisan on July 09, 2015 09:23:28 AM
I also joined the Setting the Miniature Scene swap. My partner indicated that she had been planning to create an out-of-doors fairy  home space, all sort of open, involving the roots of a Sycamore as they spread along the edge of a certain river.  She needed some inspiration to get this project going, so I made 5 small mostly natural items to start her off....


Potted plant for deck. Birchbark is the pot, some sort of odd grass (lumpy and spiky) got colored with paint to be flowers. Penny to show size.




painted rock doorstop. A kitty of course!!  Also on a penny for ref.


ladder that will go from one set of roots to the next


pull-string outdoor light for edge of deck. pole is porcupine quill, shade is acorn top. Twirled an embroidery thread to make string more interesting. It is stuck in a tomato because it will be stuck directly into dirt, or wedged into roots, thus has no base.  Tomato served me well.


diving board that will be just above river.  birch bark board with grapevine spring.


Shows it upright.


This is my favorite. I found a deceased dragonfly in the road. I painted her and put a grapevine spring on bottom and tiny handle on top. She is now one of those bouncy riding toys you see tots riding at the park!


I made a temporary rider for her out of wire and stuff to show the action fun!



Really looking forward to putting these and about 50 more pieces in the final display.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 09, 2015 10:44:46 AM
You guys are killing me with these miniatures!

blupaisan...that is going to be one fun garden scene...50 items? wow...what a generous partner! ;D

The dragonfly is just most awesome!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 09, 2015 11:19:31 AM
ErmaGURD Patraw!  You out do yourself with each project.  I have decided you must actually be a tiny tiny person to be able to make such tiny tiny things.  So from now on, you are gnome sized in my head ;D

I love sycamore blup.  They were planted in my home town when they built it, so it's a local tree now.  We used to have terrible battles with those hard little seed bombs they make.  I love what you have made so far.  That dragon fly is AWESOME.  What a great way to honer the poor little critter.  I'm looking forward to seeing your fae space when it's done ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 10, 2015 09:26:52 AM
@suereal:  Thanks!  Well, I'm not very tall for a guy (5'9"), but I'm not quite that small, lol!  However, if you'd like to think of me as a gnome (hopefully with a tall, conical, red hat and lush white beard), you're welcome to do so.

@alwaysinmyroom:  Thanks!  No, I don't use a magnifying glass when I work.  I just squint and stick my face right up to what I'm working on.

@blupaisan:  I really love that painted dragonfly and its rider.  I never would have guessed that was a real specimen if you hadn't said so.  How do insect bodies hold up over time?  I imagine paint/sealer will help, but won't the dragonfly eventually decompose and its exoskeleton fall apart?

The lamp is cool too--it looks like a really tall toadstool to me, even though I know the top is an acorn cap.

The ladder is super-realistic looking and I dig the cute kitty doorstop as well.

You'll have to share photos with us of the larger diorama environment once you get everything made and set up to your liking!

*********

Here's all of the stuff that I made for the OMG - I Need a Drink! Swap.  I crafted a slightly-naughty silhouette figurine, a pair of "little brown jugs" earrings, and a couple of drink recipe cards.  That fulfills all of my fake swap obligations, just in the knick of time, as my last deadline was today.  Which means that I've also narrowly escaped the wrath of Rainbow Dash.  You can see LOTS more photos, and read my incessant babbling, here, at the separate thread, if you're interested and have a lot of time on your hands:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439944.msg5323983#msg5323983 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439944.msg5323983#msg5323983)

 
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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 10, 2015 10:48:55 AM
Of course with the hat and beard.  Other wise you would be an elf or a pixie ;D
I bet Rainbow Dash is yanked she can't kick you around.  That's an awesome swap package.  My personal favo is the little renter ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: angielou1 on July 10, 2015 12:51:25 PM
I wish I could do miniatures.! I haven't started any projects yet for my partner. I am getting a chance to search thru my stash and realized I have a lot of things I haven't  seen in  a -v e r y - l o n g - t i me ::)
Don't know where to start.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 10, 2015 07:55:42 PM
I think you had an awesome partner in the OMG I need a drink swap!  What a fantastic sense of humor...and mad skills...!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 11, 2015 08:00:40 AM
Thanks, everyone!

@angielous1:  You should give miniature art a try sometime, you might be surprised at what you can do.   I used to make (relatively) larger figures, and I was surprised at what I could accomplish when I experimented with smaller pieces.

@suereal:  Rainbow Dash seems to be taking it well . . . I think I better steer clear of her until those flames die down though.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on July 11, 2015 08:15:27 AM
My pendant swap partner shipped a little early. She finally used the Hello Kitty guitar pick that she bought years and years and years ago.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 11, 2015 08:49:54 AM
I need Rainbow Dash to visit me and make me clean my house.....

whatthepuck--That is adorable and sophisticated at the same time.  LOVE it ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 11, 2015 09:19:33 PM
With a newly realized fear of Rainbow Dash in my heart, I decided I had better get moving on my Set the Scene Swap stuff.  I managed to even get one of partners swap boxes into the mail today.  Lo and beholder, I received from one of my partners today!  Go figure!  She hadn't even posted that she had mailed or anything.  Anyway, lets all check it out...



First I unpacked this adorable Puddles painting for my mini laboratory...I love Puddles ;D

Then came....



This adorable paint pot set.  The pots look to be two pony beads glued together.  Is my partner clever or what??  The holding tray seems to be skewers, popS sticks, and tongue depressors.  It may be too big for the laboratory, but Zoey will like it too. 

And then there are these two specimen jars for the laboratory..


Blanca from Animal Crossing
http://animalcrossing.wikia.com/wiki/Blanca
I got her from a gachapon (those coin toy machines from Japan.) a very long time ago...before I ever played Animal Crossing to be honest LOL.  I was just fascinated by the fact she has no face.  Now I love Animal Crossing LOL
AND

a tiny rare cobalt blue Soot Sprite from Spirited Away.  SA is one of my favo movies ever.  I try and watch it once a year at least.

The little specimen jars are made from some clear tubing my Daddy gave me.  The tops and bottoms are glow FIMO

Man!  She just keeps spoiling me!  Check out the crystal ball for my laboratory..


I am assuming from it's little stand, that it can only see happy fortunes *crossing fingers*

This last item kind of blew me away.  My partner reached into my very soul and pulled out the true me..



How did she know??  Not even my Hub knows the bottom 1/2 of me is tiger striped!  Everyone knows about the tentacles and eye at this point..but not the tiger part!!  Here I am with a giant penny so you can see just how real the first pic is!



I just hope that she likes the stuff 1/2 as much as what she sent me ;D


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on July 13, 2015 02:00:53 AM
My name is crazyda79
I'm fake joining the July monthly dotee swap
I'll be making one around the world themed dotee
Due July 31


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Post by: crazyda79 on July 13, 2015 02:03:43 AM
My name is crazyda79
I'm fake joining the altered puzzle piece swap
I'll be making 5 puzzle pieces
Due August 1

Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 13, 2015 06:11:21 AM
suereal--wow--it is great to see your inner you in miniature, tiny, teeny tiny, form!  The striped bottom half is ingenious!  Also love the crystal ball and the paint pots!  People who do miniatures have a great imagination...using things that never even occurs to me...wow...pony beads...

You need to slap a mature image warning on that (whispers)*clown*...I absolutely am terrified of clowns...(I even turned the book jacket of one of my hubby's Stephen King books around so I would not accidentally see a *clown*)... ;D

crazyda79--YAY!  I can't wait to see the dotee your partner sends...she makes some awesome ones!

whatthepuck--cute pendant!  I love your use of a guitar pick!  It gives me a great idea for a few of the ones I have collected forever...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 13, 2015 10:58:53 AM
@whatthepuck:  Cool Hello Kitty guitar pick pendant!  I dig the glittery red disc behind it too.

@suereal:  Wonderful assortment of tiny treasures!

I really like that paint pot set--that's a very creative use of beads!

The specimen jars are neat-o as well.  I prefer the little soot critter out of the pair (it kind of looks like one of those old McDonald's Fry Guys too).  I've read about Animal Crossing, but I've never played any of those video games.

The eyeball-person has a very "designer vinyl art figurine" look to it that I dig.  Do you know what the toy was that you used as the base figure?  I can't place it.  I think having the bottom half of your body tiger-striped would be kind of fun, you'd sure get double-takes walking down the street in shorts, that's for sure (or people would just assume that they were tights or something I guess).

The Puddles portrait and crystal ball are fab as well.  You certainly received an eclectic bunch of items from your swap partner!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 13, 2015 12:35:21 PM
Sorry about the scare AIMR.  I'm sure there are craftsters out there who wish I marked all my posts "MATURE"...though they all seem a bit immature to me ;D

Thanks for the kind words Patraw.  The tiny me is originally a key chain from Michaels.  It's wood and pretty poseable even though it's so small.  The shoulders go up and down and the legs go back and forth, so it can sit, but not do the splits.  Nor can tiny me scratch it's nose.  The feet and hands are the most poseable, so it can be a bit expressive.  I chopped off my head (been dieing to type that ;D) and glued the doll eye in place, after cutting off the eye stem.  I still have a whole in the back of my eye, but I may leave it to remind my self of how often I forget things these days ;D

I still have to make another 5 things for my other other partner to keep Rainbow Dash off my withers.  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Noxissa on July 15, 2015 05:14:37 PM
@Patraw, Wow, that cyclops! Your work is so detailed for such tiny figures.  And very clever 'drink' package, adore those little bottle earrings.

@blupaisan, I love,love,love all your miniatures! Your finished Fairy home space is going to be rockin'!

@Whatthepuck, That guitar pick pendant is fabulous, love how you put it together.

@Suereal, I can't believe how small the goodies your partner made are. Amazing.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on July 16, 2015 11:46:38 AM
I love the miniatures. They are all so lovely. Yet another craft/hobby I do not need to get into.  ;D

I thought I had signed up for the (fake) Mini 13 Days of Halloween. Since I've already finished 2 days I should probably go ahead and do that.

My name is whatthepuck
I'm fake joining the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap
I'll be making 13 days of Halloween awesomeness.
Due Sept. 17


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 17, 2015 05:45:54 AM
I am going to fake join that one, too...I just could not commit to the real one due to my work schedule...but I want a bunch more stuff this year...thanks for the reminder!

My name is alwaysinmyroom.
I'm fake joining the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap
I'll be making and buying stuff needed for Halloween this year!
Due Sept. 17



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: coocoosnest on July 17, 2015 10:39:06 AM
OK, I'm gonna give my best effort.

My name is coocoosnest
I'm fake joining the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap
I'll be making or buying 13 items for Halloween.
Due Sept. 21



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 17, 2015 11:41:28 AM
YAY!  Did you know that you and me made the same project last year?

Mine:


The one you made for MissingWillow, my friend!


Great minds think alike! ;D (or else, this is just too creepy!)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: coocoosnest on July 17, 2015 12:29:11 PM
OMG! I did not see that.  Great minds do think alike.  I also love your snake wreath.  When I saw that last year I stopped at the dollar store and bought some snakes but never got around to making one.  I'll have to put that on my list for this swap.  Maybe you and I can just trade project ideas back and forth.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 17, 2015 01:27:11 PM
;D

I am all about the Halloween and creepy!

What was even weirder is that it looks like the same candle holder...I got mine from my MIL years and years ago and was ready to give it to Goodwill, but then saw the Pinterest on the globes and decided to paint it...when I saw MW post hers, I was so confused because sometimes we swap random things...lol

I have a whole list of things to make...I would love to make all 13, but doubt that I have time! ;D  My partner is going to have to be selective...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 17, 2015 07:55:55 PM
;D

I am all about the Halloween and creepy!


OOohhhh...making clowns are you ? ;D

I'm holding off one showing my last 5 things for the Set the Scene Swap.  I did the real swap, and I'm waiting to see what my partners made me, so I don't step all over their work ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 18, 2015 08:54:35 AM
My name is Patraw.
I'm fake joining the Ongoing ATC Swap--July 2015.
Iíve had some ideas for ATCs kicking around in my head for a while now and decided that I'm going to get some of them done.  Since ATCs are relatively simple/small items, Iíll make three of them (maybe more if I get particularly ambitious/inspired).
Due July 31st.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: angielou1 on July 23, 2015 03:16:56 PM
I finally started too ;D. I got 2 projects down and will start on one of the major ones.
question. Are we supposed to show finished crafts after finishing or untill after Send out date?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 23, 2015 03:30:53 PM
You can post anytime your partner receives! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 23, 2015 05:24:37 PM
AIMR has a time machine she uses to make it all work out right in the end ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 24, 2015 05:55:40 AM
ha BTW--thanks suereal for helping out..

I am going to start my first project for the Mini 13 days of Halloween this weekend...I want to make some Monster tissue holders to give to my husband's students...

I can't believe that I am only in one tiny swap and almost finished with my quilt swap...it is hard for me not to join everything, but I know that things are going to get super busy at home for me this fall...*argh....fake swaps are keeping me at least less anxious! ;D



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Noxissa on July 27, 2015 06:31:49 AM
What's the rule on swap extensions?

I ordered some supplies from the UK and after two weeks of waiting they finally arrived...except it wasn't what I'd ordered. I'm currently waiting for the post to deliver the (hopefully) right replacement supplies so I can finish my project, but it could be another week of waiting for the post to arrive and then probably a week of crafting after that to complete the doll. :/ 

..I'm just glad you can't get negative feedback on fake swap (...right??  ;))


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 27, 2015 08:15:40 AM
Here are the four cards I fake-swapped for the "Ongoing ATC Swap - July 2015".  You can see more photos at the separate thread if you're interested:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440136.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440136.0)






Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on July 27, 2015 08:55:17 AM
Aughh, the eye creature is creeping me out.... :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 27, 2015 09:29:05 AM
WOW!  I'm impressed Patraw...YOU managed to creep Ludi out!  She's kind of a creep queen ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on July 27, 2015 01:45:28 PM
Here are the 4 puzzle pieces I received from my partner in the altered puzzle piece swap. I think we're going to do a personal swap or 2 to get my puzzle finished.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on July 27, 2015 03:35:08 PM
LOVE the wee monster one ;D.  They all looks so well made for such small things ;D

AIMR-- I am HELping!  *like a toddler helps when the grown up is one the phone...* ;D

So I received from my partner in the FAKE Set the Scene swap!  She sure took her time....but I love what she sent so I guess I'll forgiver her ;D  All the things are for my little laboratory project.  MLLP is going to be a place for me to keep and remember little bits of things...I own a surprising amount of sentimental little things...

All right, I'm going to start with my favo thing first ;D

This little cutie was made from my very first watch ring (see example of said item in the pic)  I have many fond memories of this ring...Including one of the Johns from They Might Be Giants commenting on it at a concert/signing..still makes me all giggly ;D


This is The Big Book O Stuff, where I can write down things about MLLP


I used computer paper, then stained it with coffee.  I used the coptic stitch to sew it, so it lies flat for easy of writing.


Then there are a few more specimen jars filled...

COSMOtic Particals, LUNAtic Fringe, and a Star JAR.

This is the wee me's new laboratory table.....easy clean surface ;D


A cute little tile table with an ugly secret...or maybe not too secret ;D


EEWWW!  What is that thing?!?...oh  yeah...It's my depression ;D  I figured an end table was the perfect place to keep such a thing ;D

And then I sent me..or she sent me...someone sent the other one this cute and sturdy book shelf for the specimen jars.  We included a few of the collection that will be displayed eventually.


So that's at least 5 things...and I may need to fake join again.  It's wonderful motivation and all of the me's are having so much fun goofing around with the MLLP ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on July 27, 2015 06:17:18 PM
Wow!  Socko things, suereal!  I especially like the jars o' stuff.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 27, 2015 07:11:31 PM
I almost could not look at the ATC's...however, I absolutely love the Craftster cork horse! ;D  Your partner really needs to join the real ATC swap so that others can get in on all that talent!

suereal--wow--so many nice miniatures!  I have now retrieved my old watches out of the Goodwill bag...you guys keep me from donating 50% of the stuff I put in the bag!!! ;D

love the altered puzzle pieces!  I have a couple that never got finished in swaps so I am going to use them up for greeting cards!  I love the dotted monster---and how great that your partner is going to do more for you!

I am gathering supplies and ideas for the Mini Halloween swap...the manager of the Dollar Store looked a bit freaked out when I read him my list: rubber snakes, skeletons and skulls, rats, bats, sand, red dye, big bottle of elmers glue, black trash bags, bag of rocks, candy corn....

There is no negativity surrounding this swap...positive energy only...no flakers, only swaps that disappear in the dead of night...so let 's see if the front page gets updated... ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 28, 2015 07:45:48 AM
@whatthepuck:  Cool altered puzzles pieces.  I like the black, white, and red checkered one the best out of the quartet, followed closely by the orange-and-purple-polkadot monster.

I should give that a try sometime, especially since I recently got a random, single piece of a Coca Cola puzzle, (inside a secondhand copy of the old 1985 ďDonít Wake The DragonĒ board game), that Iím never going to use for anything otherwise.

@suereal:  I didnít even know that you could get watch ringsóIíve only seen wrist and pocket watches up until now.  I like the spoked, sun-like design you gave your custom piece.

The additional specimen jars are pretty cool too; I particularly like the LUNAtic Fringe name.  And it never occurred to me before that ďstarĒ and ďjarĒ rhyme.

The furniture and book are neat as well.  Although I think that the depression spider constantly crawling around underneath the table would be bothersome/distracting if you were trying to do something on that surface.

@alwaysinmyroom:  Thanks! I have participated in the real ATC swap several times in the past, and I may do so again in the future.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on August 02, 2015 10:58:35 AM
Ooooh, lovin' all those miniatures! I have to go over the last 15 pages I think, I've been missing so much. But now I'm back with lots of time to spend however I choose. At least for a while. So I'll be joining lots of swaps, and fake join the ones I'm too intimidated to join. Also I need to get some things done in time for Christmas AND I have quite an extensive list of things I want to make for myself, but won't get around to it if I don't have a deadline for them. Hence this:

My name ist anna.wahnsinn.
I am joining the Random swap.
I will be making items to fill a box 7.5" x 5.5" x 14.5" (19x14x37cm)
It is due September 10.

My name ist anna.wahnsinn.
I am joining the Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 swap.
I will be making 12 items (probably 6 small, 4 medium, 2 large)
They are due November 23.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 02, 2015 11:31:50 AM
Excellent swaps!  Those joining swaps with lots of items to get done can post projects as you get them done...that way, we can see stuff before your partner sees them all... ;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 02, 2015 11:36:27 AM
Thanks anna.wahnsinn.  and Welcome Back ;D

my name is suereal
I am joining the set the scene swap
5 miniatures for a scene
They are due...let see...in a week or two ;D.

Since My Little Laboratory seems to be the only thing I can focus on at the mo, might as well join up again ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 02, 2015 01:49:36 PM
oh yes...more miniatures!  Love!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 02, 2015 02:03:45 PM
I can't believe how much fun I'm having making making mini's for MLLP!  The laboratory it's self is almost done.  I just got the slate roof glued on today.  I'm just starting to glue the widows walk fenceing on...it's one of those things that I have to place and glue a bit at a time and then waiiiiiiitttt for it to dry before I can move on.  I even found another shelf to add to it all and painted it the color of the wall it will be going on.  It means I have a place to store some of the minis, and I now have room for a yard ;D I'm probably going to post that all in the wee house craft a long...eventually ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on August 04, 2015 08:32:30 PM
Suereal, post here, too .  . . please. I'm really intrigued by what the final result will be.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 04, 2015 09:07:11 PM
I will KB ;D.  I have a place for your bottles of poison and I'm working on a project involving the slab of agate you sent me at the mo too.  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on August 05, 2015 12:44:03 AM
It's actually a slice from a geode rather than an agate, but it lacks the typical crystalline center because it isn't a slice from the center. That's also why it's so rough on the outside edge.  ;) Glad you've found a use for it. I hoped you would. I've often seen geode slices used in jewelry, but thought that you're so creative that you would probably be much more original than I would have been. Can't wait to see what it becomes!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on August 05, 2015 01:29:03 PM
This is an awesome craftalong and all the goodies are fantastic! :)

My name is Jeanne, and I am a proud craftaholic.

I am fake-joining the Vintage Halloween swap.
I will be making 1 medium sized item - most likely a table decoration.
Due Sept 9.

I am fake-joining the Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 swap.
I will be making 12 items of various sizes - not sure what exactly right now but am tossing around some ideas.
Due Nov 23.



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Post by: crazyda79 on August 05, 2015 02:03:10 PM
Just letting you know my partners for the dotee and altered puzzle piece swaps told me they were working on them and will be a little late but will be sending ;)

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 05, 2015 05:12:18 PM
at least they are in communication with you! ;D

I really wanted to join the Vintage Halloween Swap, but I can't...maybe I can fake join it since I am already doing the Mini 12 days...hmmm...

JS..both of the swaps are good ones!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on August 05, 2015 10:21:05 PM
My altered puzzle pieces arrived. I got six instead of the five she said because apparently she forgot how to count when we started this swap lol haha! Oh, the Mardi gras one was supposed to be Martin Luther King Jr day but she started making Mardi gras before she realized her mistake lol.


My completed puzzle


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on August 06, 2015 01:23:25 AM
Loving all the miniature things, and the altered puzzle pieces.

Currently doing a lot of crafts for others, but as soon as that has finished I will be able to jump back into the Fake swap craftalong. Just have to search for some nice swaps going on. :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 06, 2015 06:07:39 AM
What a cute idea to do a holiday puzzle!  Each piece is so cute and representative of a holiday!  I really love the Mardi Gras one!  I give up--what is the one with the beer?  Do we have a beer holiday that I don't know about? ;D


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Post by: Inselaeffchen on August 06, 2015 10:52:49 AM
Oktoberfest?

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Post by: crazyda79 on August 06, 2015 11:13:30 AM
It is st Patrick's day ;) but Oktoberfest works! Lol

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 06, 2015 11:17:59 AM
ahhh--very funny!  I see the green background now...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 06, 2015 01:02:44 PM
I was thinking it was for Space Beer day ;D  The whole thing is very fun.  ;D


Title: Re:
Post by: Inselaeffchen on August 06, 2015 02:20:21 PM
It is st Patrick's day ;) but Oktoberfest works! Lol

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Ah, see, that's where you threw me off ... for me St. Patrick's day needs a Guinness ... so Ale/Dark beer... ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on August 06, 2015 05:51:42 PM
My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 swap.
I will be making 12 items
They are due November 23.


I have a really hard time with Christmas so I'm going to fake join it and make lots of things for ME! (and maybe a few presents for other people.)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 06, 2015 08:53:17 PM
I have a hard time with Christmas too WtheP.  I'm interested to see the things you will make ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on August 07, 2015 09:43:40 AM
Yay! I receive my July monthly dotee! It's based on the Maori people of New Zealand.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on August 10, 2015 12:45:21 AM
Yaaay! I have 'recieved' the 6 hats for my dad's birthday!  ;D



6 hats in just over 6 weeks :D how hard wroking was my swap partner?!?  ;)


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on August 10, 2015 12:51:17 AM
My name is crazyda79
I am fake joining the mini 12 days of Christmas swap
I'll be making 12 items of Christmas goodness
Due November 23

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 10, 2015 07:06:56 AM
crazyda79--you need to join the real swaps or else you are only going to have one style of dotee! ;D

wow--your partner was quite generous in sending you six hats! ;D

Well done, fake swappers!!!


Title: Re: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: crazyda79 on August 10, 2015 09:17:25 AM
crazyda79--you need to join the real swaps or else you are only going to have one style of dotee! ;D

wow--your partner was quite generous in sending you six hats! ;D

Well done, fake swappers!!!
I know! I know! Everything's those others came up, I was either full of swaps or missed the sign up deadline! I'm in this month's so that's good! So far in 8 months I have half mine and half other people's. Lol. Eh it's good, gives me practice!

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 10, 2015 10:54:23 AM
wow!  I should fake join and real join...I have no dotees that I have made for myself...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on August 10, 2015 01:03:13 PM
always, you should really real join!  :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 10, 2015 03:11:54 PM
I did!  I don't cook but I love food, so I joined just so I can make food with a face! ;D

I just can't resist swaps...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on August 10, 2015 04:00:16 PM
Ha!  You sure did!  :-X


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 13, 2015 11:31:03 AM
I (finally...) received my last 5 tiny things for the Set the Scene Swap (actually my Angel package is on it's way, so there are still more cute little things coming in real life ;D)!  So let's take a look shall we?


A little lounge chair for Wee me!  It was made from mini pre colored craft sticks.


Then this cute fairy garden inspired table.  (kbrison sent me this neat geode slab in the real Set the Scene swap.  I added the little three prong stick for the legs.  I used epoxy putty to stick it on, and then glazed it with resin.)


I think this is my FAVo thing yet.  A tiny ray gun!


She said she almost didn't send this little guy.  But I'm glad she did.  It's a ittybitty Vampire Squid! (I tried to use Ultra Thick as the water...it didn't dry all the way and it made bubbles.  I finished it with resin.  It took me forever to make the little V.Squid out of FIMO...three tries...or I would make it over again..)


And here is my new Yard Guard Fish.  I had to chain it up as it is a viscous wee fish.  It has bit me twice so far..


Here is wee me with all the loot, including the little cat ears she sent me (actually a very small plastic bat ring).

She also sent something I have already placed on the laboratory..

The Crystal Squid widows walk fencing.  The little squids are for sitting on drink glasses.  I love how they sparkle in the light ;D  I added the tiny glow in the dark bats, just for effect...


And here is the My Little Laboratory Project all finished and in it's spot.  I'm super happy with how it all turned out, and it's fun to make Wee Me slave away in the laboratory ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on August 13, 2015 11:39:21 AM
That 3-prong twig is perfect as the legs for the geode slab table! Love that ray gun, too. Great job!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 13, 2015 12:02:23 PM
Best use of a small geo piece!  Your imagination on these wee pieces really made all of the projects fun for me to see!

A fish guard...who knew?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 13, 2015 12:09:58 PM
Thanks KB and AIMR.  I wish I could make that table in full size.  I could use a new coffee table ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on August 13, 2015 12:51:45 PM
I like that mini vamp squid!   :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 13, 2015 02:20:35 PM
Thanks Ludi ;D.  It was the hardest thing to make LOL.  I love doing resin but I tend to save up a few things to do at a time as I hate wasting the stuff ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on August 17, 2015 01:41:59 PM
I love that laboratory! By the way, does anyoune need really tiny seashells? The playing ground around the corner has them in the sandbox, and I'm still spending quite a lot of time there. Sometimes I even remember to take a small bag or tin, and when I'm really good I'll take three Ė so my beautiful specimens don't get mixed up with those of the little ones. Because they mostly want to keep theirs, the selfish little buggers. I wonder where they got that from. Must be from DH's side of the family! ;)

By the way, is it normal that I have my lists for the Random Swap and the Mini 12 Days of Christmas all drawn up, and am thinking about crafting tiny extras for the 12 Days? I might be overdoing that procrastination thing.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 18, 2015 09:18:10 AM
lol I have my list for the Mini Halloween but have started NOTHING!

I am a bad fake swapper, it appears...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on August 18, 2015 10:24:03 AM
suereal has given me an idea for another (real)  swap.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on August 18, 2015 10:49:51 AM
Yeah for me ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Patraw on August 28, 2015 01:02:18 PM
@suereal
That's another great assortment of little gifts, and it's neat to see everything all together on the wall in your finished laboratory!  I like the vampire squid in resin, the chained yard guard fish, and the ray gun the best out of this latest selection.  Using toy dinosaurs as hanging "hooks" is a particularly unusual, but neat, touch too.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on September 02, 2015 01:35:37 PM
Awesome stuff :)

Real life is keeping me busy but I enjoy stealing peeks at all the creative goodies.  My fake swapinator made some curtain tiebacks for our huge picture window, and finished some baby items to give people.  Yay for progress!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 03, 2015 11:35:02 AM
ok--a few fake swaps magical disappeared since the deadlines were well past the deadlines... ;D

I am working on my Halloween stuff and hope that my partner will appreciate my hard work!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on September 05, 2015 08:01:47 AM
Yay Halloween stuff!

I might fake join this month's dotee swap. Or I might real join it.  I can't decide right now... ???


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 05, 2015 11:19:02 PM
Love to see all the finished projects! I'm frantically trying to ignore my own daedline while working on a not-fake project that is well overdue but taking so much more time than I thought! Falling asleep while working on it at night doesn't help either, cannot recommend, wouldn't buy again! But I'm nearly there, and then I'll fill my random box with some more great goodies I just know my partner will love!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 09, 2015 09:16:38 PM
My partner has let me know that she'll probably be a week late with the Random Box as she is "not quite finished" yet and waiting for a fabric she has set her heart on. Knowing her, I'd guess that she might even be "not quite started yet" or the sendout date just snuck up on her.  ::)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on September 13, 2015 03:23:16 PM
Hi everyone!  Great to see so many awesome crafties being created :)
I made a table centerpiece for Fake Halloween but have not been able to get the pic to load.  I keep trying and the tech gadget gods keep laughing at me.  Instead of a pumpkin, it is a witch head made from purple and black fabric - purple for her face/head and black for her hat and hair.


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Post by: crazyda79 on September 13, 2015 09:02:58 PM
My name is crazyda79
I am fake joining the September monthly dotee- historical/myth
I am making one historical/mythological dotee
Due Oct 1

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on September 13, 2015 09:21:38 PM
DURP!  I had to quit the Mad Scientist swap due to needing to be at my folks for many weeks durring it and then getting new eyes at the start of Oct...well one new eye, the other comes at the end...anyway...I just figured out a few days ago I can FAKE it!  So..

My name is suereal
I'm fake joining the Mad Scientist Swap
I'll be making...stuff..don't worry I will spoil the madness out of my partner...kind of already bought her something anyway ;D
It's due...hhhrrmm...Dec. 1st.  I have no idea how long it will take for my new eyes to settle in...HAY waiiiit...can those be part of my swap package?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on September 14, 2015 01:54:31 PM
**Posted late due to camera/internet upload not cooperating**
For my Fake Halloween Swap, my imaginary swap partner made a witch centerpiece with some creative twists.  The base is a cookie jar, with an "outfit" that can be removed and replaced for another holiday.  I love it!  The concept is darling, although the execution is far from professional - but it wasn't meant to be perfect :)



A closer look at the hat:  

The hair is cut in a wavy design


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on September 14, 2015 02:17:02 PM
Browsing this thread and all the pages is a sheer delight.  It is such fun to see all the goodies that everyone has made.  I hope this "swap" continues indefinitely! :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 18, 2015 11:33:58 AM
My partner is still busy with my Random Box... it is a week late by now, but she says it is almost filled, there are still some nooks left!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on September 18, 2015 04:34:21 PM
So far I've bought two things for my Mad Scientist partner....there are just too many cool Halloween mad scientist stuff out now ;D I think I know one thing I'm going to make at least ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 21, 2015 07:20:22 AM
What a cute cookie jar cover...it will be interesting to see how the cover can change for the seasons!

I just can't believe we already have projects due in December!  Where has the year gone?  I am hoping to get most of my Halloween crafting while I am on vacation in early October...my younger sister is going to be taking care of me so I can spend my time crafting!  I won't have to drive, be anywhere, cook anything, clean anything...what a treat!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on September 25, 2015 10:12:03 AM
My name is Ludi
I am fake joining the Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap
I will be making 2 patches
My patches will be due 21 days from when I decide on my themes aka make a claim.

 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on September 25, 2015 03:27:17 PM
Just sitting here waiting until Oct 1st so my partner can start opening the Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 25, 2015 03:40:19 PM
lol My partner better hurry up or else the gifts will all have to be opened October 30!! ha ha  I think she needs three more things and will be going shopping tomorrow for some more supplies!

Ludi...I need to join that swap...I have half of a journal cover done with TM patches!!  It would be nice to get it done!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on September 25, 2015 11:32:33 PM
Since I'm in the States at the mo and Halloween is EVERYWHERE, I'm so over spoiling my partner in the Mad Scientist swap, she will probably get so intimidated she will have to quit craftsters for ever!  Good thing she's not a newbie at least, and knows I craft till I can't stand up anyway ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on September 26, 2015 04:03:41 PM
Looking forward to the Mad Crafts you're creating for your partner, suereal!

I decided I am going to make two Fall-themed patches, or maybe just Halloween-themed.  Spooooookyyyyyy........ :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on September 28, 2015 12:35:28 AM
I *swear* I am still working on my Dreambird shawl for my mum - I've just been super busy with a ravelry swap, a new job and being a bit sick.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 28, 2015 06:02:51 AM
lol I am still working on it as well...don't worry, I think your partner is a patient person!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on September 30, 2015 03:03:26 PM
I already received from my partner!   :o And she sent an extra patch:



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on September 30, 2015 05:32:08 PM
Super cute Ludi! *cough* I mean what your partner made is super cute *grin*

I did make something for my partner and the mad scientist swap finally, instead of just buying things LOL


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Riechan on October 01, 2015 11:06:43 AM
There are some nice swaps now, as I'm unemployed at the moment, fake swapping it is! And will be trying to finish them with supplies I already have.

I'm Riechan
I'm joining the monthly dotee swap
required is one dotee
due November 3rd

I never made one of these before!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on October 02, 2015 01:37:43 PM
Sometimes even fake swapping is too stressful... ???

I'm going to make 2 more patches for the Ongoing Yet Another TM Patch Swap.  Theme:  Cryptids!

So there! Stupid crafting anxiety!   >:(


Title: Re:
Post by: crazyda79 on October 06, 2015 06:59:19 PM
My partner is still coming through with the dotee but has been swamped with other things lately.

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on October 08, 2015 06:49:30 AM
hi everyone! *waves and shares freshly baked muffins*  It's great to see all the crafties.  My fakepartner and I are fakecrafting erm busy making some things for the upcoming holidays, especially the 12 Days of Christmas swap.  We've been sidetracked with trying to destash a garage full of household items.  Okay, three households worth of stuff that has been stored in our garage.  It is a slow, tedious process but we have found a few inches of space!  The goal is to fit a car into the garage before winter hits.  Hoping that you all are staying well and happy :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 08, 2015 02:49:16 PM
JS--we are remodeling our kitchen and baths so I understand the stress of all of that!  I just hope they get it all done before Thanksgiving!  I am working in my little craft room and can't spread out onto the kitchen or dining room tables...ugh...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on October 08, 2015 05:41:57 PM
i will be a bit late with my mad science swap most likely.  i started a new experimeant.  how to function with out ones dominate hand for a bit.  i had a tiny stroke tuesday.  but things are as fine as a stroke can be said the hospital folks.  and i am all ready getting lots more movement in Gimpy then i had yesterday.  i'll be better before the stroke clinic calls with my appts lol...but i am slow at the mo ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: butterflyangel on October 08, 2015 05:54:39 PM
Can I still fake join a swap if the sign up date for the swap already closed?? Sorry if the answer is in the original post, scanned it a few times but didn't see it. 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on October 08, 2015 09:45:10 PM
Yes, butterflyangel. Dates are very flexible on this thread.

My name is kbrison.
I'm fake joining the Quilt Block Swap, Rd. 8.
My partners' quilt blocks are due Nov. 30.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on October 09, 2015 12:49:09 AM
i will be a bit late with my mad science swap most likely.  i started a new experimeant.  how to function with out ones dominate hand for a bit.  i had a tiny stroke tuesday.  but things are as fine as a stroke can be said the hospital folks.  and i am all ready getting lots more movement in Gimpy then i had yesterday.  i'll be better before the stroke clinic calls with my appts lol...but i am slow at the mo ;D

(((Hugs))) I'm sorry to hear that suereal. I hope you get all better soon.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on October 09, 2015 09:10:33 AM
thanks bushbaby ;D  things are going well considering ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on October 09, 2015 10:42:47 AM
i will be a bit late with my mad science swap most likely.  i started a new experimeant.  how to function with out ones dominate hand for a bit.  i had a tiny stroke tuesday.  but things are as fine as a stroke can be said the hospital folks.  and i am all ready getting lots more movement in Gimpy then i had yesterday.  i'll be better before the stroke clinic calls with my appts lol...but i am slow at the mo ;D

(((Hugs))) I'm sorry to hear that suereal. I hope you get all better soon.

How did I miss that post? So sorry, Suereal! Recover quickly!!!! We can't have you out of action. Sending prayers your way.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on October 09, 2015 03:21:52 PM
Thanks kbrison ;D  I have no plans on going any where.  you will never be rid of me!  mmuahahahahahah!
things seem to be getting better everyday ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on October 10, 2015 02:49:33 AM
Huh... some extensive and expensive (postage wise!) swaps this year, so I will place myself on swap ban/fake swap only for the rest of the year (maybe another TM Patch swap ... it's not that much for postage). And maybe this time I actually get something for MYSELF ... my last fake swap was for hubby and the girls... ;)

Perusing this evening what to do (if I can fit a fake swap in ... have to do stuff for the Comic Mart in November...)...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 10, 2015 03:51:16 PM
wow suereal--that is bad news, but I am glad you seem optimistic about it!  I guess I always thought of a stroke as something that happens to very elderly people...or people with heart conditions..not people like you!  Man, that is so scary news to us, your friends!!!!  Please take care or else!!

I am almost done with my Mini 13 days of Halloween!  Just in time to decorate!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on October 10, 2015 08:22:49 PM
alwaysinmyroom, I'm sure your kitchen and bath redo's will look stunning once completed.  Fingers crossed everything will be done soon and with no setbacks.

suereal you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I'm glad the stroke didn't do more damage and I can understand your frustrations - DH had a stroke in March.  Crafting will be good therapy.   And we will be here to cheer you on! :)

(For those who don't know, strokes can happen at any age, even in utero.  Some children are born with Cerebral palsy, etc. caused by such strokes.  FAST info:  http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/recognizing-stroke/act-fast )


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on October 11, 2015 10:41:57 AM
Thanks aimr ;D  i wish i was as healthy as as y'all thing i am lol.  it's been scary for sure, but i'm a bit shocked how fast i'm getting better.  i could not make my hand do anything last wed. today 'sunday' i was able to pick up the tv remote with it!  i've been rubbing it and working it tons everyday and it seems to be helping.

js-- i hope your dh is doing well with his stroke.  and thanks for the link.  like most medical issues tv and movies do not give the right idea about reality.  thanks for your support ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 12, 2015 11:10:09 AM
I am glad your hand is getting better!  I got very worried when I read about strokes so I am going to have some pre-screenings done November 9th...I feel very healthy and all, but strokes can hit anyone I learned!  They are going to check out my arteries, heart and a bunch of other things.  Thanks!

In the meanwhile, I am going to craft everything I can!!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on October 12, 2015 01:34:40 PM
I forgot to post about having received my next two patches.  Here they are:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441023.0


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on October 12, 2015 02:03:00 PM
lol aimr...i'm glad i could inspire you to get all that checked out ;D  crossing my fingers for you to have a clean bill of health ;D  i get a neck ultra sound tomorrow ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 12, 2015 06:58:37 PM
Your partner is really coming through for you, Ludi!  The Jackalope is darling and so lifelike!

suereal--one of my tests is an ultrasound on the neck!  I hope they don't find anything for both of us!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on October 12, 2015 09:10:55 PM
Your partner is really coming through for you, Ludi!  The Jackalope is darling and so lifelike!

suereal--one of my tests is an ultrasound on the neck!  I hope they don't find anything for both of us!
especially a baby!  i think that would be very bad ;D  (i only learned they did other things with ultra sound besides look at babies in the last few years..;D)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on October 13, 2015 02:16:05 AM
Oh my, the things I've been missing! Good crafts, bad news. On my side its both rather boring, I'm still working to fill that Random box. Told my partner I'm nearly done, but I'm not quite happy nor really done yet. Of course, as the rest of my items are sewn, I brought my sewing machine to the shop to get it serviced. But today I remembered that I have MIL's old machine here now, so I can try that!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: moriarT on October 13, 2015 06:32:28 AM
My name is moriarT
I am joining the whats you're obsession swap
I will make 1 medium & 1 small item
It is due by November 16, 2015

My 'partners' obsessions are bones, guts and anatomy; weird and creepy; musical theatre; Neil Gaiman; food.... she has very strange tastes!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 13, 2015 07:45:43 AM
Man, what a weird partner! ;D

My partner is still working on her Halloween projects amid the chaos of a house remodel...so much stuff from the kitchen is crammed into her craft room that she can't find anything! Two more weeks, I hope! New appliances arriving this weekend and painting will be done by Friday!

So far she has made 5 items, all fairly large...the rest might just be purchased items, like candy and creepy decor! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: butterflyangel on October 13, 2015 10:44:25 AM
Okay, that's great!

My name is butterflyangel
I am joining the  Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 swap
I will make everything that's required for the swap
It is due by Monday, November 23, 2015.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 13, 2015 11:46:59 AM
welcome!  hope your partner knows what you want for Christmas! ;D

Ludi...I logged you down as finishing another round of TM patches...they are wonderful! 

Let's get some of these done...time for another random prize drawing!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on October 14, 2015 08:47:16 AM
I've started up knitting the dreambird shawl again AIMR but I think I'm only about 1/2 way through so no chance at eing finished for a prze draw soon! Also I've decided to re-do my living room so this weekend is paint walls, get rid of old sofa & chair and get new carpert fitted - eek! my 1st time EVER buying and getting a carpet fitted!!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on October 16, 2015 08:50:58 AM
I'm still struggling with my Random Box... But then I didn't try stencilling, my machine is still at the shop (but I can bring it home tomorrow!) and now I have been working on calendar pages... a bit time consuming for that little stack of paper that is the end result, but definitely something that my partner needs!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: dreadlocklove on October 16, 2015 09:49:29 AM
Hello, I joined the Ongoing Wishlist Swap and chose to make dreadlocklove some slippers I know have been on her wish list for a really long time.  With winter fast approaching, it's no longer a wish but a need!

Due by November 30, 2015



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on October 16, 2015 10:53:56 AM
Peeks in and waves.... Hello there, fellow craftsters!  I hope your weekend is off to a brilliant start. 
I'm pleased to have finished items for my partner's 12 Christmas swap.  A tree skirt, some stockings, and headbands are ready to be sent off.  Pics will be shared after life settles down to a dull roar - kidlets have Homecoming game tonight and I'm working concessions.

*dashes off to find matching socks....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on October 17, 2015 10:18:01 AM
I need to spend this weekend take pictures of all the awesome stuff my partner sent me for the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap.  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: suereal on October 17, 2015 11:39:38 AM
i always love to see what folks come up with for the 13 days of halloween swap.  one of mt favo galleries of the year ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on October 17, 2015 11:03:39 PM
I hope I don't need a questionaire to join again? if I do, let me know, please?

I wish to join the Spell My Name Swap Round 12 Sign up through 10/21, Send out 11/14
This will help me with my upcoming projects.

Details of the swap are you take your partner's name {mine} and craft 5 points {smalls}, at least 3 handmade, two can be purchased using the letters of their name as prompts. I have a 4 letter name, so you are allowed to include the first letter of their last name. I am.

T...My partner wants a box of gourmet tea to enjoy for the holidays

I...My partner needs ink pads

N...My partner needs handmade note cards (1 handmade point)

A...My partner wants a handmade Angel wall hanging (I need a gift for the quilt guild annual birthday party gift swap ;D for November 21) (1 handmade point)

P...My partner needs a purse (we also need to complete a UFO for the guild, and I have a denim embroidered one that I have never finished and would love. It is a hobo style sling purse, not competely embroidered, but almost there. I designed it myself. I just have to figure out the right lining for it.) (1 handmade point...well this one should be all three, but it will kick my butt into action to do it, so I need the shake!)

I still have to get my camera cord for the computer, but if need be my new roommate can post photos from her laptop. It will take that card chip from my camera. My desktop will not. Her husband is an IT Tech. I now have Windows 7  ;D And also doubled my computer speed via this weird contraption that my internet provider installed. Some new modem thingie...don't ask me...I just use the thing  :D We now have wi-fi. They both have laptops. So I will be able to post and show you my {partner's} bounty.

Wheeeee
~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on October 19, 2015 05:43:03 AM
So despite spending 2 days nearly killing myself getting rid of the old sofa & chair, re-painting the livingroom walls (2 coats), lifting the hallway carpet and clearing the back garden...despite the fact I can't even see my craft space because of the moved furniture and despite still having to lift the livingroom carpet tonight (new carpets are being fitted tomorrow) I have decided to join another swap!  ;D

and yes, I am still working on my mums dreambird shawl  ::)


My name is bushbaby
I am joining the Movie/TV Show Swap swap
I will make 1 large item - DR who inspired fingerless gloved
It is due by 31st October 2015

I am still aiming to get 1 swap (fake or real) for every month this year :D

ps don't know if I said but the whole reason for the livingroom re-do is because I am treating myself to the perfect knitting/crafting chair (http://www.marksandspencer.com/highland-loveseat/p/p22408269001#) :)



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on October 19, 2015 06:00:01 PM
Re-posting, because I did not get my info in the right format, sorry  ::)

My name is stillatthetop
I am joining the Spell My Name Swap
Due out 11/14
I will be hand making 3 items, and purchasing 2.

I have already purchased my ink pad for my "i" I chose teal  ;D

T * I * N * A * P


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 20, 2015 11:27:09 AM
Welcome stillatthetop and dreadlocklove!!!  I know your partners are going to love what you make for them! ;D

whatthepuck--I also have to post my Mini 13 days of Halloween projects I received from my partner!  Then I want to join the Christmas one!!

lol bushbaby--I am also in the midst of a remodel of our kitchen and baths! My house is a disaster and I can't find anything, but it is slowly getting a bit better...at least my fridge is working so that I can start moving stuff from the old one into the new one and get the old one out of my garage before winter! Crafting keeps me sane, so I am doing what I can in a little cramped room as stuff is EVERYWHERE!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 23, 2015 08:35:50 AM
Ok--my partner was a bit late "sending" in the Mini 13 days of Halloween swap, and she still needs to "send" me more stuff, but most of the projects are already decorating my house, so I am going to call the swap done! ;D

I already posted everything that was made, so here are the links:

 Day 1:Punkin Head Hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440486.msg5333474#msg5333474)

Day 2 and 3: Cushion Covers
Day 4: Monster Candy Holders
Day 5: Spider Web coasters
Day 6: Fabric Basket
Day 7: Creepy Baby Picture

All of these can be found HERE (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441223.msg5347462#msg5347462)

But, I did want to post the creepy baby here to creep you out! ;D



 8: Crochet Embroidered pictures (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440871.msg5341449#msg5341449Day)

Day 9: Purple knit socks



Day 10: Grey fingerless mitts



Day 11: Witch sun dancer and large black rat(purchased)

Day 12: Candy (which I, I mean, she, will buy this weekend!)

Day 13: Notecards (still working on these!)

Phew--what a long "fake" swap! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Ludi on October 23, 2015 09:40:26 AM
Yep, that's one creepy baby!  And I covet those socks.  :)



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on October 23, 2015 06:06:44 PM
The box is filling up nicely, finally! Even if it was just dumb luck, I received some vinyl thingies in a swap today that I immediately transferred to shirts for my partner. Perfect! Now I just have to dig out the boy again to see if it is full yet... :)







Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 23, 2015 06:28:34 PM
Those turned out so nicely!

Looks like your partner knows what things you like! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 25, 2015 08:31:50 AM
Here is the candy corn my "partner" made, along with some purchased items.




And, as promised, she sent loads of candy! ;D  Most of it is chocolate and peanut butter, which my husband loves, but I can't stand....that should keep me on my diet through the holidays! ;D



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on October 25, 2015 08:59:10 PM
Reply #576 on: October 18, 2015 01:03:39 AM

I don't think I am going to make it. I think I will have to flake on myself  >:(

But I will still try. Life has taken a down turn. And I have bigger priorities than just what I, er..,my partner wants. But I will stay with it. And just send late. My partner {me} understands.

I hope you can forgive me, but my back blew out..I have medical issues right now. So just keeping things together for what I have going on is a strain.

I had to pour cat food all over the floor today  ;D I could not bend down far enough to hit the dishes. I have three cats and three dishes. I got some in the bowls. Then they cleaned up the floor. They have a placemat. So it was not so big of deal.

But I will keep working on things. Pray for me? Please?

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on October 25, 2015 10:33:56 PM
Reply #576 on: October 18, 2015 01:03:39 AM
I had to pour cat food all over the floor today  ;D I could not bend down far enough to hit the dishes. I have three cats and three dishes. I got some in the bowls. Then they cleaned up the floor. They have a placemat. So it was not so big of deal.

But I will keep working on things. Pray for me? Please?

~T

Prayers winging your way. My eldest daughter also has back issues that make bending down to deal with litter boxes and food/water dishes impossible at times. Glad your cats took care of cleaning up their own food spill!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 26, 2015 06:29:56 AM
No worries, stillatthetop!  Flaking on your(self) partner is no big deal in this swap! ;D  Hope you feel better soon...back issues are the worst!  It is nearly impossible to do anything if your back or your feet hurt!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: stillatthetop on October 26, 2015 08:56:10 PM
Thank you. I got a neighbor/tenant in today to help with a few things. This next week will be crazy for me. My household tenants bombed with owing me money  >:(  But I intend to still work on things. It is the only thing that keeps me happy  ;D I love all you friends. And love seeing what you accomplish. It makes me continue to try.

~T


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Riechan on November 03, 2015 04:50:28 AM
I'm late!!! Just in time to let my partner know! I probably will need a week more to finish ...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on November 03, 2015 06:15:37 AM
I'm late too but that is because...

A. my partner ran out of the sparkly thread & white yarn for the snowbird shawl (3/4 done!!)

and

B. All crafting was halted for 2 days while I..ahem...my partner whipped up a hoopla for some freinds who just gave birth to their 1st baby :D

normal service shall resume shortly......


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 03, 2015 06:29:42 AM
Well, those darn late partners!!!

I am pretty sure I am going to be joining a few fake swaps since I really don't have time for real ones right now...with the kitchen remodel almost done, the bathrooms are next! UGH!  More stuff all over and people traipsing through my house...I am going to find swaps where I can hunker down in my craft room and shut the door!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on November 05, 2015 12:54:55 AM
My partner out did her self(if I may say so) with these Dr Who inspired "Round Thingies" mitts adapted from a sock pattern. And she was only 2 days over the deadline :)



More pics & details here on Rav (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/the-round-thingys-mitts)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: JS on November 05, 2015 03:47:29 AM
Wow, loads of awesomeness in here!  Not just the craftables, but the awesome caring hearts as well.  Sending prayers for those who are injured, unwell, or overwhelmed.  Congratulations for all the good things that have been happening!  (Too many to list individually and I'd hate to inadvertently leave someone out, so I hope that ^ blanket covers everyone.)

My "partner" sent some goodies for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap.  Without further ado, here they are!

I tend to make quite the mess when in the kitchen, so aprons get lots of use.  These are lined with a different fabric from their fronts, and are therefore reversible.  (One day I hope to be brave enough to make a fancy apron, like the gorgeous one I received in a previous swap!)  Some will be given as gifts.
   

For my hair, these wire headbands:


My (partner's) own design - a throw with pockets to hold that pesky remote, glasses, a small book, etc.  When folded in half, it makes a toasty wheelchair blanket.  This will be given to a nursing home resident.  Also, a stocking made in a nontraditional paisley print, with a black cuff made from a window topper curtain.    

Stockings depicting the wise men bearing 3 gifts (my personal favorite holiday symbol):


This tree skirt is from prequilted panels and has adorable angel bears.  It is lined with a subtle cottage print, making it reversible.


Check out this bagpipe pin cushion!  It was discovered at a thrift store and my partner snatched it up for me.  I'm not sure what the original intended use was for this.  I plan to use it for pins.  Somewhere in the cobwebs of my memory, it looks vaguely familiar... as if someone from here may have posted the same item a long time ago.  Does anyone remember this?


Thanks for looking.  Happy crafting/swapping to everyone! :)




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 05, 2015 05:59:39 AM
Love the Dr. Who mitts!  Those round thingies look pretty complicated!

Lots of holiday goodies from your partner, JS--how nice that some of them will be gifted to others!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on November 05, 2015 02:15:09 PM
I think I have that same pre-quilted Xmas stocking panel. Maybe I need to pull it out and finish both stockings. I had the matching tree skirt panel but actually managed to get it made a few years ago. Yeah!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: butterflyangel on December 15, 2015 02:50:44 PM
Hey guys! So I just recently got back from my trip and have been adjusting to the time change, so I haven't updated my projects. I still have a bunch more to make though but here's some..

Small:
1)hand warmers but I forgot to take pics
2)heat pad

3)brownie cookies

4)holiday bars

5)Christmas pinwheels


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 15, 2015 03:32:13 PM
What fake swap was this for?



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: butterflyangel on December 15, 2015 03:36:04 PM
oh sorry, forgot to mention..its the 12 Christmas days one that was due back in Nov


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on December 17, 2015 08:34:18 AM
I've just realised I forgot to post this here!

Its finished!!! My Mum's Snowbird Shawl (aka Dreambird shawl on Rav) is finally finished:



The pic doesn;t really show the sparkly white of very well but it is there :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2015 09:05:12 AM
It turned out beautiful!

Definitely going to bump this one up my list for 2016!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2015 09:10:04 AM
OK, everyone...only two weeks left to finalize any "swap" finishes!!!

Shall we do this again next year?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: bushbaby on December 18, 2015 12:25:13 AM
It turned out beautiful!

Definitely going to bump this one up my list for 2016!

 ;D Thanks. Insanely I am thinking of making another one for myself  :D


OK, everyone...only two weeks left to finalize any "swap" finishes!!!

Shall we do this again next year?
Sounds like a plan to me  ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: kbrison on December 18, 2015 08:42:21 PM
Oops! Forgot to tell you that my partner warned me she would be about a month late. She made a good start on my blocks, then all those pesky holidays started to intrude and take up her time.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 29, 2015 10:44:22 PM
I think I finally gave up on my two fake swaps. The Random one to fill a box still consists mostly of four necklaces (already in use, of course), and a big heap of fabric that WILL be turned into clothes, but somehow that hasn't happened yet. The mini 12 days of Christmas was kind of okay, but the crafted as well as the bought items hardly ever made it into the box I was keeping the stuff in. Almost everything went straight to the two recipients. So weird! Now I'll have to find a way to tell my partner and hand over the rest, and then I can stop worrying about this. ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: mistress_batty on December 31, 2015 05:00:49 PM
Shall we do this again next year?

I hope you do run this again! I'd love to participate this year <3


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 01, 2016 12:36:42 AM
Shall we do this again next year?

I'd love to join again! I'll probably pick smaller swaps this time around...  ::)

Happy New Year!


Title: Re: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on January 01, 2016 06:43:52 AM
OK, everyone...only two weeks left to finalize any "swap" finishes!!!

Shall we do this again next year?
Oh, I think I'll take part in some fake swaps this year. :-)

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Post by: crazyda79 on January 01, 2016 01:43:20 PM
Even though I flaked on my last few fake swaps,  I'd love to do this again this year!

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2016 01:47:03 PM
I have no one flaking in 2015... ;D.


OK---I did a random drawing of fake swappers for this last few months....the winner is.... PATRAW!!!!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 04, 2016 08:17:43 AM
Wow, I really wasn't expecting to win anything, so, that really took me by surprise!  I truly appreciate the gift, not to mention all of the work that you do maintaining this fake swap craftalong--thank you!

I don't have any immediate plans, but it's likely that I'll participate again in 2016. (Rainbow Dash says I should totally make her a purse and fill it with Pinkie Pie repellent for the "Make Me A Purse/Tote And Fill It!" swap.)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 04, 2016 11:40:27 AM
Gratz PW ;D.

I'm sure i can work in a few swaps this year...as long as you are not sick of us AIMR ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2016 11:43:55 AM
There are way too many swaps for me to get sick of you guys!  I am seriously thinking of joining the monthly ATC to force me to make some for myself...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 06, 2016 07:03:16 AM
 ;D

My name is bushbaby
I am joining the IYP (invite your partner) Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442365.0).....and I invited....bushbaby :o !
I will make 1 shawl for this swap
It is due by January 31, 2016.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 06, 2016 07:35:38 AM
- My name is Patraw.
- I am fake-joining the "Junker Jane-style Dolls 3 Swap".
- I will make one (1) Junker Jane style doll/figure.  There isn't a specific size/scale requirement, so, we'll just have to wait and see how big, or small, he/she/it ends up when I'm done.  All of the dolls in my collection are symmetrical and pretty, so, I should have at least one weird mismatched one, and I can't get any better at sewing if I never sew anything, right? 
- Due date:  February 5, 2016


- My name is Patraw.
- I am fake-joining the "One Tiny Bird Thing Round Two Swap".
- I will make one (1) bird-themed item approximately 4" x 4" x 4" in size or smaller.  While I haven't decided on a subject yet, given my tastes, itís likely that my choice of bird will be a fictional/mythological one rather than a real species.
- Due date:  February 10, 2016


As usual, failure to meet my deadlines will result in unspeakable torture at the hooves of Rainbow Dash.  That pegasus really frowns on flaking . . . er, I mean, she smiles upon it, because then she gets to pound on me!  You can't depend on Swap Angels to save you either, she just eats them when they flutter by, halos and all. 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2016 09:11:38 AM
My name is alwaysinmyroom.

I am joining the Junker Jane Doll Swap.
I did not like the doll I made in a real swap a few years ago, so I am going to practice on my fake partner!
Due February 5, 2016.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Smmarrt on January 06, 2016 08:29:34 PM
Awwww, I wish you two would join the real swap. Maybe next time???


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 06, 2016 08:32:11 PM
Awwww, I wish you two would join the real swap. Maybe next time???

I was thinking the same thing....;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 07, 2016 08:08:22 AM
I'm really not confident enough in the quality of my sewing to give something I've made to someone else (that goldfish swordtail I made last time isn't all that great to be honest).  I needs more practice.  Even the small repairs I occasionally make on my backpack, sleeping bag, or clothing tend to come undone on me over time.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2016 08:22:38 AM
I "real" joined the swap! ;D

While I am confident in my sewing skills, I am not very good at this style, so I will do my practice over the next few weeks... ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on January 07, 2016 10:45:41 AM
Aww you guys. You just have to jump in and do it.

hope your partners in the Fake swap aren't too critical, I'm sure your creations will be fantastic.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 07, 2016 05:12:18 PM
Well, Patraw, the JJ swap is the one to totally be crappy at sewing ;D  I mean, that kind of is the whole point of them really.  And I'm all in for ugly pretty stuff ;D

YEAH AIMR!  So glad to hear you got in ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on January 07, 2016 07:23:22 PM
I'm excited this is going on another year! Can we fake join swaps that have finished or just ones that are going on now?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 08, 2016 12:36:11 AM
I'm excited this is going on another year! Can we fake join swaps that have finished or just ones that are going on now?

We can fake swap join any swap that has ever been mentioned, as far as I am aware - closed, open or proposed :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2016 06:27:54 AM
what she said... ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 08, 2016 04:03:30 PM
I keep thinking about activating my time machine and takeing up a swap of antiquity to fake join ;D  Thankfully, I am feeling assured at this point AIMR's brain would not implode ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 10, 2016 06:00:16 AM
My name is Wile E Songdog
I am going to fake join the One Tiny Bird Thing swap.
It's due Feb 9, 2015.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on January 10, 2016 08:21:01 PM
I'm giving myself realistic deadlines.

I'm joining the Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439669)
Swap Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=search2;topic=440445.0;search=img;show_complete=true;sort=ID_MSG|desc)
Due: October 1, 2016

13 Items Possibilities:
pinterest inspiration (https://www.pinterest.com/audarnell/halloween-all-year/)
* Skeleton Statue/Trophy
* Advent Calendar
* Days until Halloween Counter
* Halloween Bunting
* Skull Marquee Light
* Skull Wire Tree
* Spell Book Notebook
* Haunted House
* Halloween Xmas Tree
* Potion Bottles
* Halloween Wreath
* Bailey's teacup Pincushion


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2016 03:22:56 PM
oh wow audio--I should join that one now, too!  I have so much on my list from last year! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 18, 2016 10:32:10 AM
So because I am sick right now my 'partner' is getting the finished shawl unblocked (for now) but hey, at least it got finished before the end of the month...which was the whole point!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: kbrison on January 18, 2016 12:36:03 PM
Sorry you're sick, Bushbaby. Love the Celtic knot border and I know it'll look even better than it already does when it's been blocked.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on January 18, 2016 08:37:46 PM
bushbaby! what a beautiful shawl! I bet your partner is going to LOVE IT!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2016 06:12:01 AM
Our first completed fake swap!  Your partner did a fabulous job!! 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 19, 2016 09:00:08 AM
Nice shawl, bushbaby, you incorporated an interesting mixture of textures/patterns into your creation.  I particularly like the repeating celtic knot(?) pattern in the white section.

I started my Junker Jane doll the other night (I sewed together and inverted the body, but haven't done any stuffing or other detail work on it yet), but, I'm not sure that I like my design at this point, so, I may start over again.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: bushbaby on January 19, 2016 01:52:31 PM
Nice shawl, bushbaby, you incorporated an interesting mixture of textures/patterns into your creation.  I particularly like the repeating celtic knot(?) pattern in the white section.

Thanks. Although the gradient colour scheme was my idea the shawl pattern wasn't. It's called 'Ishneich' and the designer, Lucy Hague, is scottish. It's one of seven designs she released in a book.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 23, 2016 06:57:28 AM
Well, I haven't touched my in-progress Junker Jane doll in days, but I got my "One Tiny Bird Thing" done.  It's a "Great Beak" from the Dragon Quest series of video games by Square-Enix.  It's tiny, it's a bird, and it's also a thing, so I'd say I successfully met the swap's parameters.







And here's a link to the separate thread if you'd like to see more photos of the Great Beak figurine and read my ramblings about it:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442611.0


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 23, 2016 11:30:20 AM
I think you have just developed the next big thing in tiny pets!  You could call them Fingersnappers ;D  I suppose they would be very helpful in keeping mice away from ones home ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2016 12:37:07 PM
Your partner is so lucky to have you as a partner!! I just love your tiny creations!

lol and your posts!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: JS on January 25, 2016 07:33:51 PM
Wow, you all have been busy!  It's great to see so many creative projects and talented artisans.  I hope everyone is staying warm and healthy in this weather.

My fake swap partner and I are fakeswapping some household chores.  (Not a real fake-swap, I know :)  Instead it's a FLakeswap!)  She washed dishes; I dried.  She sorted laundry; I folded from the dryer.  She ordered some carob chips, and I will sample the carob muffins that she will make tomorrow.  Then I will wash the dishes and she will dry.  I swear that girl knows me inside and out.  We take turns reading the same books.  She has set aside some projects in order to help her hubby put down a floor in the garage.  What a coincidence - I have unfinished creations, too!  Fabric for a doggie coat (and a few other items) has been cut but not sewn.  On a good note, DH and I are making progress with nailing beams and plywood for a floor in an unheated detached garage.  Eventually the space will be for woodworking tools, saws, staining, etc.  There will be time for crafts once this is finished. :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 26, 2016 07:32:18 AM
Thank for the comments!

To be honest, while I may joke otherwise, I don't really think of these things as swapping with myself, I consider them to be more like an assignment/project for an art class.  Yes, I select subject matter than interests me, but it's more about "forcing" myself to produce some artwork (it's funny how a deadline will do that) than any strong desire for the object in question.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2016 07:57:10 AM
You assignments are pretty clever and well executed!

lol JS--I need to fake swap household chores...I do sometimes exchange housecleaning for some project...I hate housework!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Amazon_warrior on January 26, 2016 08:01:56 AM
My name is Amazon_warrior
I am joining the Scrappy Trip Around the World Swap.
I will make 12 Scrappy Trip blocks
It is due by February 16, 2016.  (A month late but I only recently unearthed my craft room after a house move!)

(And then I will turn them into a baby quilt for a neighbour's daughter's baby!)  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 26, 2016 06:48:13 PM
*PPSSSSTTT*Patraw!  *looks around to make sure AIMR is not looking*  Sometimes I even make the stuff before I post that I'm fake swapping ;D. 

(and I'm rather sure that AIMR's devious plan is actually to just help us get more crafting mojo ;D)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2016 08:50:18 AM
(closes eyes)...

I should be done with my partner's Junker Jane doll...I like how she is turning out so now I can finish the one for the real Swap!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 27, 2016 09:20:30 AM
I started my Junker Jane doll all over again from scratch last night with a radically different design approach.  I just wasn't feeling my first attempt--it was just too simplistic and not me.  The basic, unstuffed body shape and pattern for the aborted one are shown below (you canít see it, but the reverse side is a different colored/patterned fabricóI had planned to make a different ďpersonĒ on each side of the doll). I had a hard time stopping work on the new one this morning, before I had to leave the house, which is always a good sign as far as creativity goes.  I got a lot done on it already, so, hopefully, I'll have it finished towards the end of the week (even though it's not due till the beginning of February).



@suereal:  Now, thatís not something Iíve ever done, but, to each their own.  I always work on my fakes during the prescribed time period.  Otherwise somepony would fake-report me to a fake-swap-organizer who would turn me into a fake-moderator and I would get fake-punished, and fake-consequences are more humiliation and stress that a delicate flower like myself could ever possibly endure.

@alwaysinmyroom:  Looking forward to seeing your J.J. creation!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 27, 2016 11:33:42 AM
Oh i just fire up my time machine that came in my My Little Laboratory play kit and go back..or forward depending, and no one seems to notice ;D

great start Patraw.  Is it just me, or did you use a female Wolverine doll as a pattern?  If so, I'd like to see her please ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2016 01:13:01 PM
Patraw--you have such a distinct style of your own...I don't think you need to mimic any style...I have a rough time with that style as well but I am trying to learn to be "looser"...a lot of my projects are pretty concise (like quilt blocks!) and very meticulous...I prefer the unneat look of embroideries and sewing since that is who I really am...I work as an accountant by day so I truly enjoy the less structured styles at night when I get home...it is hard to tap into that part of my brain so I have to challenge it!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 29, 2016 08:19:21 AM
Well, the final sewing process is turning out to be more time-consuming/difficult than I anticipated (I don't know why I thought things would be otherwise), so, I'm probably not going to have my Junker Jane project done until early next week after all (I'm shooting for Monday, but, we'll see).  Things are going well otherwise though (I'd say it's around 80-90% done as of this morning).

@suereal:  That's the one I gave up on, my new figure is completely different.  No, the pattern wasn't meant to be, or based upon, a female Wolverine, although I can see how you could interpret the head that way (I intended the pointy bits to be elf-style ears).  While I've never made a female Wolverine, I know someone who has, so, here ya go:


She's a customized action figure made by "Chaosemperor" back in 2008.
http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=view&id=11669

@alwayinmyroom:  Yeah, at first I was trying to emulate Catherine Zacchino too closely, which was frustrating me, and then I said to myself, you don't have to do it the exact same way that she does it, do it your way, and I was much happier/enthusiastic as a result.  Generally, I prefer more ordered/symmetrical art--while I can appreciate that the abstract has its merits, it's not really my thing.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 29, 2016 12:58:18 PM
Silly me!  I should have known you would have access to a female Wolverine ;D

And now I'm contemplating how one would make a JJ style doll from hard doll parts.....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on January 29, 2016 02:29:45 PM
Lots of dirtying up and fake scars and tattoos. I think it would look too scary and realistic. I have a Barbie doll that looks like that from hard play as a kid....you should see the hair!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 30, 2016 07:02:19 AM
Most articulated toys/dolls are modular in nature, so, it's generally not difficult to mix-and-match parts, indeed, that's what the whole toy customizing hobby is largely about.  It's easiest to swap pieces within a toy line, as the figures typically share identical bodies and joint interfaces, but, with the proper tools and a little ingenuity, almost any piece of anatomy can be transplanted from one toy onto another.  If you look through the galleries at the link I gave above for that female Wolverina figure, you'll find literally thousands of examples from toy customizers all over the world (the membership of said site is predominately male, so it's mostly action figures, but there are some customs made from Barbies, Bratz, Monster High, etc. scattered around on there too if you search).  If you didn't want to swap parts, you could also simply paint, or decoupage, the limbs of a doll with different colors/patterns to achieve a Junker Jane type effect.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: luckdragon on January 30, 2016 10:12:38 AM
I'm jumping in - and because I already have the supplies and the idea, I feel like I'll actually complete my fake swap this time!

Craftster Name: luckdragon
Swap: One Tiny Winter Thing (although I might push the size limit just a bit - my partner said it was ok :)  )
Due Date: Feb 15, 2016


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on January 30, 2016 10:36:57 AM
My first thoughts about using ridged dolls was they would end up very Frankensteinish..like Sally (I think her name is) from Nightmare Before Christmas.  And then things got kind of Sid like (Toy Story).  Now I personally feel Sid was an  unappreciated genius...though I did feel sorry for his little sister.  Somebody take that boy to a thrift store! 
Thanks for the link Patraw.  All my Doll messing around has been with my own techniques, so it  will be interesting to read through the tutes and see if I'm on the right track ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: whatthepuck on February 01, 2016 07:45:34 AM
My name is whatthepuck
I am joining the 4x6 Art Swap.
I will make 1 piece of art for this swap
It is due by Feb. 12, 2016

I wanted to real swap it, but I'm having some problems with my shoulder. My partner in the fake swap will be so much more understanding if I need some extra time.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on February 01, 2016 08:27:55 AM
@suereal:  There's no "right" track for customizing toys; do it however you like.  It's boring when everybody does things the same way I say.  And yeah, Toy Story's Sid is an unappreciated genius, lol (I particularly liked his baby doll head on an Erector set spider body).

Here's my Junker Jane project, "Strange Aminal", finally completed:





Lots more photos/babbling here, if you're interested:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442712.0


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on February 01, 2016 09:15:50 AM
See, you just have to think outside the box! That's what Junker Jane is all about.

I love your JJ aminal!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on February 01, 2016 10:08:53 AM
I would love to watch a time laps video of you making a "living" creature out of news print and glue.  I imagine it goes, gloppy blob, gloppy glob, gloppy gloop and then suddenly a fully formed creation ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on February 02, 2016 07:30:19 AM
@cmarion3:  Thanks!  I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive that people were going to tell me, "that's not a Junker Jane doll".

@suereal: I'm afraid that I don't have any equipment for capturing video.  However, a fellow papier mache artist, Dan "The Monster Man" Reeder, does like to do time-lapse videos of his work, which are very interesting/instructive to see.  Here's his latest process video, on YouTube, of his impressive take on D&D's five-headed dragon goddess Tiamat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fom4E9ix5GE&feature=youtu.be

My approach to doing papier mache isn't very gloppy at all (I don't use water and I only apply the glue to one side of the strips of paper).  I actually have an aversion to getting wet/dirty (I'm prissy like that).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 02, 2016 11:36:55 AM
I don't even know what Junker Jane is.  But I can tell you that your art is amazing, and I covet that skill! 


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: kbrison on February 02, 2016 11:51:01 AM
Wow! Thanks for posting the Dan Reeder link. His work is astonishing!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on February 02, 2016 02:43:50 PM
YES!  FABO link!  I learned more about dragon scales in 3 and 1/2 min then I have before ;D.  Inspirational ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: luckdragon on February 03, 2016 02:47:28 PM
Swap completed!  

Craftster Name: luckdragon
Swap: One Tiny Winter Thing (although I might push the size limit just a bit - my partner said it was ok Smiley  )

The winter thing is a hoopla of my daughter in her ginormous winter scarf.  



Separate post here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442750.0


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on February 03, 2016 03:44:53 PM
Cute and sentimental all at the same time ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on February 04, 2016 09:11:34 AM
Very nice job; the vibrant colors of the scarf contrast beautifully with the black-and-white lines of the figure.

I wear ski masks nowadays, but I used to bundle up like that with a scarf in the winter too.  Last year, I passed a young boy on the sidewalk, while he was walking home from school one afternoon, and he exclaimed, "Ninja!" when he saw me with said ski mask on, lol.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2016 09:23:32 AM
I love that hoop!  I went to the site you linked and am going to try this technique!

I just got sucked into that video of the dragon making...wow...it was informative, interesting, and made me tired watching it! ;D

I will be a few days late with my Junker Jane Doll Swap...I changed my mind on the real swap and had to make some changes that took me longer than I planned (I have been sewing for 50+ years and I sewed the frigging arms on the INSIDE!!!!) lol...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on February 04, 2016 09:38:30 AM
You could just say that your Junker Jane doll has ingrown arms--terribly common medical condition in the Land of Plush, or so I'm told.  In all seriousness, I feel for you and your goof-up.  I haven't done it in a long time, but I used to have a bad habit of accidentally sculpting two right, or left, hands, instead of one of each, when I was making a figure!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on February 04, 2016 12:11:26 PM
I stopped sewing cloths as I got tired of cutting out two left (or right..) arms, and not figuring it out till I sewed it on ;D.

Patraw, that kid was just very perceptive.  We all know you're a craft ninja here ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Amazon_warrior on February 04, 2016 12:51:46 PM
Wow, that "Strange Animal" and the scarf hoop are amazing!  Well done, all! :)

I too have finished my swap!  Alas, my partner sucks at ironing and taking decent photos.


12 scrappy round the world blocks, as promised.  :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2016 01:39:57 PM
Your colors all blend together nicely!!  Do you have a particular lay out in mind?  I have played with my blocks and decided I like the more diamond pattern...but the chevron one is also lovely...I think I need more than 12 to help me make up my mind! ;D

Well done!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Amazon_warrior on February 04, 2016 01:54:22 PM
Your colors all blend together nicely!!  Do you have a particular lay out in mind?  I have played with my blocks and decided I like the more diamond pattern...but the chevron one is also lovely...I think I need more than 12 to help me make up my mind! ;D

Well done!

Thank you!  :)  I used three different jelly rolls to make it, which helped.  I only finished putting them together this afternoon, so I haven't really played much yet with the layout.  I'm leaning towards a diamond pattern but am going to try chevrons too, just in case.  12 of these blocks makes my preferred size of baby quilt, so I'm not going to add any more blocks to this one.  Gonna try and get it quilted over the weekend if I can (assuming I have enough backing fabric).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2016 01:58:06 PM
oh my gosh--I just realized that jelly rolls are the perfect width for this....I have a jelly roll that I was gifted that I was not in the mood to do a jelly roll fast quilt...it is a baby print!!  I could get two more to coordinate!  It is going to be beautiful!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Amazon_warrior on February 04, 2016 02:05:05 PM
oh my gosh--I just realized that jelly rolls are the perfect width for this....I have a jelly roll that I was gifted that I was not in the mood to do a jelly roll fast quilt...it is a baby print!!  I could get two more to coordinate!  It is going to be beautiful!

Do it do it do it!  :D  It *will* be beautiful!

A 12-block quilt needs 36 jelly roll strips; I think I must have used smaller jelly rolls because I used the whole of one and then made up the numbers with about half another plus a smattering of strips from a third.  ???


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 05, 2016 06:04:28 AM
My name is bushbaby
I am joining the One tiny thing Bird Swap
I will make a Sparrow insipred piece
It is due by January 29, Feb.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2016 06:10:36 AM
What date  is the due date?  You do know it is February already? ha ha


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on February 05, 2016 07:58:35 AM
Very colorful quilting blocks, Amazon_warrior; Iím sure itíll look great when you decide how youíre going to arrange them and put it all together.  I had to look up what a ďjelly rollĒ was online, as I know next to nothing about quilting (the only thing I know by that name is the actual dessert).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2016 08:15:50 AM
lol Patraw...now I am hungry for a jelly roll...the food! ha ha


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: bushbaby on February 05, 2016 01:53:18 PM
My name is bushbaby....and I shouldn't try signing up for swaps when I have a migraine!  :-\
I am joining the One tiny thing Bird Swap
I will make a 'Sparrow' insipred piece
It is due by 29 Feb 2016


***Feel better soon!****

alwaysinmyroom


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on February 08, 2016 02:16:24 PM
I received my GameStop gift card, from alwaysinmyroom, for last year's Fake Craftalong prize drawing, in the mail this afternoon.  If you're curious, the fuzzed-out part at the top of the second photo is a bar code that I figured probably wouldn't be smart to show in a photograph online, as it might be possible for somebody to use up the card on me if they had that information.  I'm currently playing a couple of GameBoy Advance games that I bought from a thrift store last week (Spyro: Season of Ice and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe), but I'll probably go shopping with this in the not too distant future (plush Mario is in charge of keeping Rainbow Dash's hooves off of the gift card until then).  Many thanks again for the prize, alwaysinmyroom!  I'd still fake swap even without the possibility of getting anything for doing so, but it's certainly a nice incentive and a generous gesture on your part!







Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 08, 2016 03:33:50 PM
It is fun to know what you guys are into by the type of prizes you want!  Of course, your prize was not a surprise because, well, you are a gamer for sure!!!  I am so glad you FINALLY got it...it was just a bit of a mix up with their customer service, but we got it all fixed...

So, join in and you or your partner could be the next prize winner!!!  ha ha double chances to win? No, not really...I am just being silly...;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 01, 2016 01:54:23 PM
There are definitely already 2 swaps on the boards that I'm DESPERATE to take part in, but I've got to get my stocks ready for our local Con, so I won't be able to do it.

Definitely will do some fake swapping after first weekend in April... :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: bushbaby on March 02, 2016 05:57:27 AM
There's been a lot going on in my life right now so my partner has said she is ok with me leaving the One Tiny Bird thing for a little while  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on March 02, 2016 08:54:20 AM
I had intentions, but I accomplished exactly nothing, art-wise, in February (too many books, toys, and video games distracting me, amongst other things), so, I guess I need another kick in the pants to get me motivated (i.e., deadlines).


My name is Patraw.

I am fake-joining the "Manga Swap Round 9".

I will craft one "small/detailedĒ anime/manga-themed project.  I used to watch a lot of anime when I was younger, but I seldom do so anymore, although I still read a fair amount of manga.  I have absolutely no idea what Iím going to make, but something will come to me.

Due date:  March 25, 2016


My name is Patraw.

I am fake-joining the "Disney-Pixar Swap".

I will craft one "medium" Disney-Pixar-themed item.  I'm already pretty certain what I'm going to make (a character that's been on my "to do" list for ages), and I've even purchased "extras" recently to go along with it, but there's a small chance that I may change my mind and do something else instead.

Due date:  April 9, 2016


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Violayne on March 08, 2016 04:53:30 AM
This is such a great idea! Especially since there are some awesome swap going on right now and I'm not allowed to join a swap yet.

My name is Violayne.
I am joining the Frivolous Little Bunny Swap.
I will make a stuffed bunny for this swap.
It is due by March 21st, 2016.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 08, 2016 08:12:20 AM
Welcome, Violayne!  You will be swapping before you know it!  Be careful, though...it is addicting!

 oh no...I have flaked on my partner three times! ;D Been busy with the real swaps, but since it is tax season, I have to slow it down and just do these...

I guess I will have to send everything all at once!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Violayne on March 08, 2016 12:31:14 PM
Oh, I know how addictive they can be. ^^ I've swapped a lot before. But swapping with international partners (who know how much effort you put into your DIY items) is much better. ^^
Can't wait to get started!

After signing up for this swap I browsed for bunny patterns and found three which I loved. For two of them I will need to buy new fabric, which I wanted to avoid. One pattern is in Japanese and I have no idea how to assemble the different parts. And then I found the pattern for the bunny on the pic used for the original swap, which was exact the pattern I wanted.
I planned to start today, but I didn't feel too well. Luckily I have off tomorrow and will have some time.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: yofi on March 10, 2016 05:46:36 PM
I tend to put everything else on hold when I'm in a swap -- and I can't really afford to do that right now.

So I'm fake joining a swap where I don't have to worry about flaking on my partner!

I'm yofi, and I'm fake joining the dishcloth swap.
My partner likes Arts & Crafts colors, and Retro patterns, and is open to extras
Deadline in April 6th.... and I already have an idea about what I'll make....


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on March 10, 2016 08:08:27 PM
OH!  I like that you added your partners likes!  It's yet another excellent way for us all to learn about each other...I mean each others partners...;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on March 14, 2016 11:17:29 AM
I finished my Anime & Manga Swap Round 9 project: Genma Saotome (Panda Form) from Rumiko Takahashi's romantic martial arts comedy Ranma 1/2.



You can read the short novel I wrote here, if you'd like to know more and see a ridiculous amount of photos:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445243.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445243.0)

I haven't started on my Disney/Pixar swap project yet though.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: yofi on March 14, 2016 03:25:07 PM
That is a lot of backstory!

Wonderful job on the modeling.  I think you real captured the attitude with the pose.  Good work!

(And I'm sure your partner was pleased! :))


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on March 19, 2016 06:43:04 AM
Thanks, yofi!

Alas, my partner is impossible to please and doesn't appreciate anything I, or anyone else, does for him.

I started my Disney/Pixar figurine yesterday and got it about half done.  If I don't get too lazy over the weekend, I'll probably have it finished and posted early next week.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on March 19, 2016 08:39:18 AM
Really cool model Patraw, I'm really keen to see what you come up with for the Disney/Pixar swap.

Sorry if this has been asked already, but do the fake swaps have to be current swaps? Can they be ones we missed or from the ideas board?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on March 19, 2016 08:45:18 AM
Any and all swaps are fair game for faux swapping.  I've even gone back in time and fake swapped a few long dead swaps ;D.  AIMR just wants to see us making more stuff ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on March 19, 2016 07:07:11 PM
 8)
Any and all swaps are fair game for faux swapping.  I've even gone back in time and fake swapped a few long dead swaps ;D.  AIMR just wants to see us making more stuff ;D

Awesome, thanks  :) Now I can go have a good look through the boards for some inspiration  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on March 20, 2016 05:26:54 AM
My name is puzzled-penguin
I am joining the DIY Vinyl Figure Swap.
I will customized one Funko Pop figure.
It is due by April 10, 2016.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on March 20, 2016 08:23:01 AM
OOO!  I'm excited to see that.  I'm just starting to get into Pops ;D


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Post by: crazyda79 on March 20, 2016 09:55:41 AM
Oh Pops! I love them! How fun that will be

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on March 22, 2016 08:47:59 AM
I've never messed with those Funko Pop figures myself (I hoard way too much stuff as it is already without adding yet another category of collectible to the insanity), but they're fun/cute, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with, puzzled-penguin!

I finished my Disney/Pixar Swap item Sunday night, but it took a while to get all of the photos shot and write/edit the web page for my web site, so, I wasn't able to post it until today.  It's an action figure of one of those relentless Magic Brooms from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of Disney's 1940 Fantasia film.



My complete lack-of-restraint in regards to writing/photographing can be seen here, if you'd like to know more:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445346.msg5375964#msg5375964 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445346.msg5375964#msg5375964)


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Post by: crazyda79 on March 22, 2016 05:54:07 PM
Lovely broom! So lifelike!

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Post by: crazyda79 on March 27, 2016 06:17:36 PM
I am crazyda79
I am joining the prayer flag swap
I will make 2 prayer flags
It is due by April 25

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 27, 2016 06:49:21 PM
hey guys...for some reason the notifications for this craftalong were turned off!  I will catch up on Monday...

Patraw....the broom was seriously one of my favorite characters in that movie!  I love how detailed you got it!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on March 28, 2016 02:29:53 PM
I receieved my DIY Vinyl Figure swap item :D And way ahead of the send-out date - my partner must have had some free time over the Easter holiday  ;)

This is my first custom Funko and although I enjoyed playing around with it, I don't think it's the craft for me (a bit too fiddly). I chose my favorite character from Star Trek Deep Space 9, Elim Garak, because he's quite distinct which made it a bit easier I think.



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Post by: crazyda79 on March 28, 2016 10:33:26 PM
Very well done! Love it!

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 29, 2016 06:39:17 AM
That is a pretty cute rendition of Elim!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 29, 2016 07:01:47 AM
ok guys--I got rid of all of the flakers (mainly, me!) ;D and updated the second post for completed swaps and recording new swaps...

I am going to see if I want to re-join the swaps I "flaked" in or else hunt for other swaps...I am almost done with two swaps and only have the Prayer Flag Swap left to do...YIKES!!!  I think I will rejoin the Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt Block Swap...that would make a lovely project to complete when it gets warm enough for me to open up the windows...

Keep up the good work, everyone!  Let me know if I missed everyone!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on March 29, 2016 09:11:53 AM
@puzzled-penguin:  Very nice rendition of Elim; Cardassians definitely have very distinctive facial structure, which you captured well!   Did you use polymer clay (i.e., Super Sculpey, FIMO, etc.) or something else?  I'm also getting a little bit of an ET the Extraterrestrial vibe from him--I think it's the eyes.  The Ferengi Quark was my favorite DS9 character.

@alwaysinmyroom:  I just checked the updated first page of this thread and you've got all of my completed fake swap data correct; thanks!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on March 29, 2016 09:32:04 AM
@patraw - I used an air dry brand called Jumping Clay. It's incredibly light weight (probably the equivalent of polystyrene). I was a bit worried about overbalancing the Funko (they don't look awfully steady). It probably didn't matter but it seemed like good idea. I can definitely see the ET thing! :D I really liked Quark too but it took me awhile to not see Buffy's Principal Snyder in him.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on April 21, 2016 08:14:56 AM
My name is Patraw.

I am fake-joining the "Vikings, Pirates, Ninjas, and 'Friends' Swap".

I will craft four points worth of classical-warrior-themed stuff (with the stipulation that at least one item must be large/medium and four smalls is FORBIDDEN!)  I don't know what I'm going to make at the moment, but, as there is no shortage of warriors in the various media that I enjoy, it won't take me long to come up with something.  The sign-up deadline was actually yesterday, the 20th, but, I'm a time-traveling swordsman, so, it's totally fine . . . unless the chrono-cops catch me in the act.

Due date:  May 25, 2016

*****



Oh yeah, I took the "What kind of warrior are you?" survey linked to in the sign-up thread, and got "Dueling Samurai".  I own a real katana and wakizashi set (the pair of long/short swords traditionally worn by samurai that fought with the two-sword style), so, I'm already equipped for my assigned profession and quite pleased with the survey's results.  My rainbow-tressed frenemy forbids me to wear the blades out in public though, because the police frown on that sort of thing, and, as she rightly pointed out, if I get arrested, who's going to fill her bucket with oats in the morning?


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Post by: audio on April 22, 2016 03:20:39 PM
Patraw - looks like you're already having fun brainstorming for your partner. Haha


I am fake joining the topsy-turvy doll swap. Due date June 1st. I'm planning on making a moon/sun doll, or maybe goth girl/skeleton, or alien/girl, or something along those lines.

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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on April 22, 2016 03:55:46 PM
My vote is for goth/skelly!...if I get to vote ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on April 23, 2016 06:53:35 AM
Moon/sun sounds the most interesting to me out of the themes you listed, but, you should do whatever speaks to you.  I don't own any, but those topsy-turvy dolls are a very interesting and cool toy concept [the closest thing I have to one of those is a plush Popple critter).

You might get a kick out of this, it's a (commercially-produced) plush lumberjack that transforms into a werewolf and back!

http://www.oafe.net/yo/wolfplu.php (http://www.oafe.net/yo/wolfplu.php)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on April 23, 2016 08:46:08 AM
A sun/ moon doll sounds like it would be really pretty.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 28, 2016 08:46:57 AM
audio--what deadline are you giving yourself to complete the swap?  I think I am going to real join that swap.

Remember to post your finished projects here if you want credit to be entered into the prize pick in July!

April fake swappers...you have a couple more weeks to go before your swap "disappears"...we have no flakers...just disappearances! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on April 28, 2016 09:35:57 AM
I'm hoping to finish by June 1st. I haven't even started and still got some brainstorming to do. I've been working on some real swap packages. Topsy Turvy dolls are not something I would normally want to make or have any interest in, but luckily when I was bored I looked through some of the links that are in the swap and got inspired.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 28, 2016 09:38:55 AM
yeah--I normally don't make dolls unless it is for a swap...I am more interested in learning the how-to, so I figured if it was a swap, I would actually learn! ;D

I don't want to make a cutesy one, though...I am thinking more in line with human/zombie...chaste girl/not so chaste girl...good witch/bad witch...man/woman(for my dear friend Bill/Billie)...something fun.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on April 28, 2016 10:07:37 AM
I am cmarion3 and I am fake joining the Topys Turvy doll swap. Send out May 24 ( I am making one for my grand nephew and we fly out that day. Air mail!)

I'm really swamped right now, but was looking for something to make for my first grand nephew. Maybe a dinosaur/primitive boy doll. I'll think on it. Though the skirt bit is a bit strange for boys...at least until they decide to wear them themselves. LOL. Hmm, maybe an inside out doll.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 28, 2016 02:09:29 PM
They have topsy turvey dolls you can make with pants...but, boys in skirts are fine, too...;D.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: kbrison on April 28, 2016 02:33:51 PM
I am cmarion3 and I am fake joining the Topys Turvy doll swap. Send out May 24 ( I am making one for my grand nephew and we fly out that day. Air mail!)

I'm really swamped right now, but was looking for something to make for my first grand nephew. Maybe a dinosaur/primitive boy doll. I'll think on it. Though the skirt bit is a bit strange for boys...at least until they decide to wear them themselves. LOL. Hmm, maybe an inside out doll.

Instead of a skirt why not make him sitting or standing on a rock? It could be roughly the same shape as a skirt and would work for the boy and the dinosaur.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 28, 2016 03:04:46 PM
What a brilliant idea!  Very creative...looking at the skirt as something else...hmmm...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on April 28, 2016 04:24:38 PM
good ideas, now I can keep stalking and researching.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: artsycandice on April 28, 2016 05:38:49 PM
Maybe the "skirt" could be a pre-historic scene complete with dino legs, a volcano, and some giant plants. :D Look at this Wizard of Oz doll (http://www.babybox.com/doandtototud.html) with a scene. Or this ballerina doll (http://www.babybox.com/batotudo.html) with a bit of a backdrop. Ooh, ideas...


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: kbrison on April 28, 2016 09:52:01 PM
Or Little Miss Muffet sitting on a tuffet vs. the spider with its legs hanging down.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 29, 2016 06:29:39 AM
Those all sound like such cool dolls to do!  Very creative, everyone!  So who else is going to fake join or real join that swap now! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: that1girl on May 16, 2016 05:02:40 AM
Im that1girl
Im joining the monster swap
One medium item , due out 5/30

Wall art spring swap
Medium item or 2 small, due 5/30

Baby swap
1 meduim item, due 5/30


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 16, 2016 11:41:36 AM
Can't wait to see what you make for your "partner" that1girl ;D.  Especially the monster theme..I love monsters ;D



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 16, 2016 11:43:54 AM
My name is suereal.  I'm (going back in time and) joining the Mad Scientist swap.  I will be crafting for my FAVO mad scientist (me ;D).  I'll make...soommeeee ttthhiinngggssssss...I'm sure she will love it.  It's due last year oh...lets say at the end of May.  I will also be spoiling the heck out of my partner ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on May 16, 2016 03:08:09 PM
I fake joined the topsy turvy doll swap and I'm glad I faked joined...I'm having a hard time with this one. But I think I have an idea that will work. Now back to the drawing board to refine the idea a bit. Cross your fingers (or toes if you are working with your hands right now).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 16, 2016 06:48:09 PM
monsters and topsy turvy dolls--how great are you guys!?



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Post by: audio on May 16, 2016 06:54:40 PM
I'm still not sure how I'm going to execute my Topsy tuevy doll. I made some sketches but I'm just not liking it enough yet to actually start crafting.

I only have one design I like, just one side of the doll, it's and alien and the skirt looks like a generic flying saucer, but I'm just not sure what to do with the other side. I was thinking doing a skeleton since those are both things my partner enjoys. Hmm I just don't know.


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on May 16, 2016 06:56:46 PM
Oh and suereal- mad scientist sounds like such a fun swap. I like the whole mad scientist thing, I love science but I also like the darker side of life.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on May 16, 2016 11:58:43 PM
My name is audio.
I am fake joing the TM Patch Swap
I will make 5 Skull patches for my partner
They are due by June 20th.

Well I'm finally caving and going to try this technique again. I did it when It first became popular and I did not like my results so much. But I've been playing with fabric and drooling over all the pretty TM patches in the swap galleries.


Title: Re:
Post by: cmarion3 on May 17, 2016 08:37:14 AM
I'm still not sure how I'm going to execute my Topsy tuevy doll. I made some sketches but I'm just not liking it enough yet to actually start crafting.

I only have one design I like, just one side of the doll, it's and alien and the skirt looks like a generic flying saucer, but I'm just not sure what to do with the other side. I was thinking doing a skeleton since those are both things my partner enjoys. Hmm I just don't know.

The other side should be your partner...who is really an alien! He He.


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Post by: audio on May 17, 2016 02:30:12 PM
cmarion3! What a great idea, I am strange and my dad used to always say I was an alien. Mwaha!!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on May 21, 2016 06:57:53 AM


I made this as part of a fake swap for  Vikings, Pirates, Ninjas, and "Friends".  I'd say that this is roughly a 1 point item, time-wise, so, I still have 3 more points to go to make the 4 point quota . . . none of which I've even started on yet, so, I'd better get my butt in gear, as they need to be done by the 25th, or fake bad things will fake happen to me.

She's a "Hunting Girl", an invisible warrior from Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night video game.  Other than very brief glimpses of them when you successfully land a blow, or slay them, these enemies are completely invisible, except for their swords, which float through the air in a ghostly fashion, attacking you as though they were wielded by thin air.  In later Castlevania games, these women were re-named "Nemesis", which bothers me, from a mythological accuracy standpoint, as She was the Greek goddess of divine vengeance.  As such, She would never work for Dracula--Nemesis smites evil, She doesn't serve it.

Dedicated thread with more photos/info:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447885.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447885.0)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on May 21, 2016 11:47:23 AM
OK, I joined the Topysy-Turvey doll swap with Tuesday the 24th as my deadline. I'm going to have to ask my partner for an extension...I think she'll agree. I have it designed and about 1/4 of it done. I'm going with the frog prince. One side is a frog on a lily pad in a pond, the other is the prince sitting on a rock. Prince froggy is looking pretty cute, but there just isn't enough time to finish by Tuesday. My grand nephew will just have to wait.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 21, 2016 01:56:52 PM
She is amazing Patraw ;D.  More ranting on the main post ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 21, 2016 02:29:10 PM
I finished my MAD SCIENTIST Swap today ;D.  I think my partner will like it all ;D


My partner fancies herself a transmorgrifier, so I made her one ;D.  It was a download from this place
http://tektonten.blogspot.ca/2011/07/calvin-and-hobbes-papercraft-diorama.html


I used coffee fiber paper to give it a cardboardy cartoony color, then glued it to more cardboard for support.

Here, Iris (from Monster high)is trying to transmorg her self, but since it's set to MONSTER, nothing happened. Oh yeah!  I added the Monster setting before I printed out the box.  I was a little shocked there wasn't one to start with...but that's just me ;D  I did mess up a few times when I was going over the edges with a Sharpie, but I figure a transmorg should be a bit dirty and worn looking anyway ;D


Then I made her a rainbow glitter station using Martha Stewart Lab Tubes that i got 1/2 off last Halloween.  I had the rack for 30ish years (ehGAD!).  I picked it up while recycling, so it was free.  I did have to use some aluminum tape for the divider sections on the top.  She has a secret addiction to buying glitter, so i hope this helps her start to use it. 


I bought this mini set of lab flask last Oct. as well.  I thought the box was super cool


I picked up the rabbit taxidermy last fall with a Michael's 50% off.   It was easy to put together, but I was not fond of the color way.  So I painted over it all with MStewarts yellow glow paint.  I also added safety eyes, becasue well..DUH ;D

The teeth are painted with dimensional glow paint, and I stuck a little blue safety nose under the cut out for said nose.

The last (yes...we are almost done..)item was a little tool I made to help my partner make things.  I call it...The Laser Pointy Finger Of DOOM!!!  But it's OK if she wants to change that ;D


It is made out of a tool used to do some kind of needle work. It is a U shape that fits over the end of the finger, and the pointy part.  The little lens clips onto the U shape.  Then there is a finger light over that, that hangs underneath.  I used a finger from a glove as the base, but I'm not super happy with.  I have a cut up mechanic glove some where which i will switch to when I find it.  ;D

Whew!  Sorry about all the pics but I was just super happy with my whole package ;D


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Post by: audio on May 21, 2016 04:22:38 PM
Suereal! Ah!!! All those things are really cool. I love the chemistry. Set things but oh my the taxedermy is just amazing! I would never have done something like this in yellow, because I just don't like the color, but with this it's perfect! It goes great with the very creepy eyes. This is my most favorite thing I've seen in a while!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 21, 2016 06:21:15 PM
Thanks audio ;D.  They had four different heads, two which I can't remember and then a deer.  I was stoked when I found the rabbit.  I too was not sure about the yellow, but it was the only colored glow paint I had.  It's easy to think about him as radio active now ;D

And I just now realized I forgot to mention that I used a dollar store glow dino set to deco the plaque.  One of those flat sets.  It looks like scroll work to me ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 21, 2016 08:42:33 PM
Check out this creepy factor ;D



I bought a dark light flash light for quick charging glow stuff for pics and BOY does it work!  And it took me 20 some odd pics to get the flash to NOT work.  Dad gave me his camera last trip, so learning stuff ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on May 21, 2016 08:56:12 PM
haha that looks awesome! I would not be able to sleep with that in my room ;)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 22, 2016 10:56:36 AM
LOL yeah...he lives in the living room ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on May 22, 2016 08:46:21 PM
I finished the Topsy turvy doll for my partner. Honestly I'm so glad I didn't joint the real swap because I hated every moment during its construction. There are many mistakes and I had no patience for making the teeny tiny arms so I decided to forgo them. I've never been great with working on a small scale and while I have become much more patient over the years this reminded me of being 14 again. I wanted to just scrap the piece and forget about the swap, but I was pretty much done with it so I finished it simply.

I still think it's cute, and a really great concept, but not something I would give to anyone. I think maybe I should have just make it bigger and I wouldn't have had so many problems. So I'm gonna say this is just a rough draft and maybe one day I will try a bigger version.

I should have sewn some cat nip inside and threw it to the cats.




Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on May 23, 2016 07:34:55 AM
@audio:  I think your topsy-turvy doll came out nice, and I'm glad you stuck through it to completion (I often experience the same kind of frustration/doubt when I'm making something, but, if you persevere, things usually end up better than you thought they would).  I particularly like the green patterned fabric for the alien's skin--very appropriate.  I think he/she may want to rethink that alien-pattern outfit for its human disguise though, as that's just advertising what you really are, lol.

@suereal:  Great assortment of stuff!

My favorite item is the mutant yellow bunny hunting trophy.  Using the glow-in-the-dark dollar store dino kit bones as surface accents was a clever idea (I've got some of those too--such a bargain for two skeletons models for a buck!)  What is the original rabbit kit made from?  Those thin pieces of balsa wood that slot together?

I remember Calvin's transmogrifier!  Who couldn't use one of those?  And I agree that it totally needed the addition of the monster setting.  I also like Iris' vintage Masters of the Universe Battlecat pet kitty too--I had one of those when I was a kid.

Storing glitter in test tubes is neat-o and a great re-purposing of that chemistry gear.  What are you going to do with the flasks?  I remember dropping and breaking a round-bottomed flask in the sink during organic chemistry lab in college and it cost $25 to replace--ouch!

The finger tool is neat too, although I agree that something like work glove material would look nicer.  In the Arkham video games, the Batman villain Scarecrow has similar "syringe finger" gloves, a la Freddy Krueger, which is what your creation reminds me of.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on May 25, 2016 08:09:03 AM
I cut it awfully close, but I completed a 3-point project yesterday evening, finishing off my 4-point quota for the "Vikings, Pirates, Ninjas, and Friends Swap", which means Rainbow Dash doesn't get to stomp my face in for missing today's deadline, hooray!

 
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This is my 3-Dimensional rendition of Atlus' interpretation of an Amazon from their 1995 Shin Megami Tensei: Debiru Samana- (Super Reincarnation of the Goddess: Devil Summoner) video game.

Link to the dedicated thread if you want to see/read more:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447946.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447946.0)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 25, 2016 08:44:56 PM
She's scarier than Rainbow Dash ;D

audio--I LOVE your topsy turvy doll!  I've been trying to think of the on line comic it reminds me of...LoneStar..something?...bah...I only saw it a few times, but it's the same kind of lines.  I like how both he wee faces are similar, but not the same.  I can imagine all kinds of kids stories (or abduction therapies) based around this sweet duo ;D Nice job ;D


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Post by: audio on May 25, 2016 09:07:38 PM
Patraw- She Is Fierce! And not the Beyonce kind of fierce, a real, powerful, awe inspiring kind of fierce! I imagine if I ran into her while adventuring through the jungle, it would be silent, no animal noises, as I spot her in the trees.

Sureal- thanks so much!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: suereal on May 25, 2016 09:12:14 PM
Exactly..she would gnaw on Beyonce bones ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on May 26, 2016 09:28:39 AM
Amazons don't attack their sisters, they convert them!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on May 27, 2016 08:15:53 AM
My name is Patraw.

I am fake-joining the "Monster Swap Round 6".

I will craft at least four points worth of monster-themed stuff.  Creatures are mostly all I ever make anyway!

Due date:  June 20, 2016


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: puzzled-penguin on May 27, 2016 08:27:09 AM
Gorgeous Amazon Patraw! And I love how you got the invisible effect for the the hunting girl. They make a really great swap package.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: that1girl on May 29, 2016 06:28:30 PM
wall art swap sent out

cross stitched peg board, made with yarn. it looks best from far away.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206716285007/ , https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206716282967/,https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206716282954/


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696928)
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696926&ppuser=96385

painting, i haven't painted in a while, i copied pictures for pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206716275438/ ,https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206716276418/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206716275505/



monster swap sent out

Monsters Inc. Sulley Inspired Baby Hat by Olivia Kent


baby swap, monster loving doll

Basic Crochet Doll Pattern by LisaAuch



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 01, 2016 10:13:39 AM
@that1girl:  Please forgive my poor eyes, but, I can't figure out what your cross stitch peg board image represents.  Some kind of video game pixel art maybe?  I get the feeling that, if you tell me, I'll slap my forehead and say, "how couldn't I see that?", but, right now, I'm pulling a blank on what it is, despite puzzling over it for some time.

I like your kitty paintings, both the minimalist one and the more detailed portrait.  The circular blue floral pattern is pretty too.

But what I really dig out of your assortment of items are the crocheted doll and her Monsters, Inc. Mike hat.  So cute!  The coordinating, human-sized Sully hat is neat-o too!  All three are really nicely done.

*****

 
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Here's my first creation for the Monster Swap Round 6:  An Arachne from 2003's Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow video game.  I'll call this my 2-point one, so, I need to make a couple more 1-pointers by June 20th to finish things off.

Dedicated thread is you feel like drowning in pictures and words:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448005.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448005.0)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on June 01, 2016 11:58:44 AM
It's a rose, isn't it?


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 02, 2016 07:09:36 AM
That's it, cmarion3, I can see it now--thank you!  My eyes and brain obviously weren't coordinating, my apologies, that1girl.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 02, 2016 08:43:06 AM
Ok guys--I apologize for not keeping up with this swap...we have been busy with new mods and other changes on Craftster, plus, I am dealing with personal issues at home that involves a  lot of my time...

I have been amazed by the pictures here...

Patraw...your tiny creations are just spectacular...I grab a cold drink and read every word on your separate posts...so much fun to read and I still am amazed at how you manage to get so much detail into your pieces!  The invisible woman is fabulously creepy to me...I "see" waves a lot and when I see something like your piece, it gives me chills!

Also, the Amazon Warrior is just fantastic...the paint job alone is so detailed and life-like!  I love how all of your previous creatures/figures welcome each new one into the family! ;D

suereal--that taxidermy bunny is just creepy--especially at night!  I love the glitter station and your transformer box...of course it needed the monster setting...

that1girl---I never thought to paint my peg boards!  Love your rose!  I imagine you can take just about any cross stitch pattern and do that...good idea!

Also, your monster hat and little doll are a different take on the monster swap theme!

Audio...I feel your pain...I am struggling on the topsy-turvy swap as well...only I real joined it...I am just not a doll maker...but I am glad I tried something different.  I think your aliens are cool!

OK guys...one more month of fake swapping and then time for a prize drawing...whether you swap once or 100 times, the random number generator has a mind of its own, so everyone has a chance to win!!! (except me...;D).


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: that1girl on June 02, 2016 03:22:06 PM
Thank you, guys. yes its a rose. my husband just sent me a text saying he finally sees the flower. I made the cross stitch with two strands of worsted weight yarn.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on June 03, 2016 06:14:33 PM
I fake joined the topsy/turvy swap and my partner has asked for a 2nd extension. She is so slow. I may never swap with her again.

For one, she is making up the pattern as she goes, it's planned out, but since she is creating the pattern, it is slow going. For two, she may have been a bit enthusiastic about the design. For three, she definitely mis-judged the amount of time she had available. End of Jund seems like a good time to finish.

Here's the two dolls. The frog prince and the prince. He has no taste in clothing...he's been a frog most his life! The "skirt" will be a pond and lily pad for the frog and a rock or meadow for the prince.



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 04, 2016 08:05:19 AM
I like what I see so far!  At least your "partner" is keeping you informed on the progress!

I love the idea of the skirts being scenery....so many possibilities there!


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on June 04, 2016 01:51:53 PM
I like it cmarion. The fake Topsy turvy swap was pretty rough for my partner too. An extension seems reasonable!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 06, 2016 11:10:57 AM
@cmarion3:  Your topsy-turvy doll is coming along good so far--both frog and prince are cute as buttons!  I agree that your idea for the skirt portion of the doll sounds like it's going to turn out pretty cool.

*****



Here's another critter for Monster Swap Round 6, a "Two-Headed Grave Pot" from 1996's King's Field III video game.  Three points and two monsters down, one more, 1-point critter left to go in order to complete the 4-point swap's parameters.

Here's the link to the dedicated thread if you want to know more:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448041.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448041.0)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 13, 2016 12:09:09 PM
This is one of my favorite things you have made! (The flying rocking horse was definitely a contender as was the dancing mop from The Sorcerer's Apprentice!)...so tiny and detailed!  Your swap partner sure has high standards! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 14, 2016 02:06:14 PM
Thank you!  If I had it to do over again, I'd make the bell heads a little shorter and thicker, emphasize their "lips" a bit more (basically make them more bell-like in shape), and shorten the roots a bit.  My swap partner has simultaneously incredibly high and incredibly low standards, if that makes any sense (i.e., he wants the moon and stars, but settles for less than he should). :P


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: holistic knitter on June 18, 2016 07:34:36 AM
I find that I craft less (apart from my knitting & crochet) when not swapping.
So I'll join in with this again and get making some new things ...
hmm .. what swap to 'join'?


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on June 18, 2016 10:00:39 AM
I've been having trouble crafting and I truly believe it's because at the time I didn't have any swaps to craft for. It's so much easier to get my creative juices flowing when I have a someone in mind to craft for. It makes it easier to craft other things tol


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on June 18, 2016 10:24:04 AM
I agree with you audio, if I don't have a purpose for crafting, I'm not inspired.


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on June 18, 2016 11:26:23 AM
I have two more swaps to sign up for and I just realized I have 2 days to finish the tm patch swap!  I have 2/5 patches finished.  Hopefully I can craft all day tomorrow.

My name is audio
I am joining the Mini Junk Journal Swap
I will make 1 Junk Journal
It is due by August 3, 2016

My name is audio
I am joining the Fabric Art Journal Page Swap
I will make 1 "weird"  themed fajp
It is due by July 30, 2016


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: holistic knitter on June 19, 2016 04:23:09 PM
My name is holistic knitter
I am joining the Mini Junk Journal Swap
I will make 1 Junk Journal
It is due by August 3, 2016


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 20, 2016 07:57:32 AM
Today's the deadline, and I finished my final piece for Monster Swap Round 6 over the weekend, fulfilling my 4-point quota!

 
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This is a "Carrion", a (living and violent) roadkill creature that can be encountered in Konami's 2007 Silent Hill: Origins video game.

The dedicated thread with more photos/info, if you're interested:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448142.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448142.0)

And here's a group photo of all three critters I made for the Monster Swap Round 6:

 
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Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: notjustasparrow on June 22, 2016 03:00:39 PM
Hi!
 I'm sorry to ask this here if there's another spot, but would anyone actually want to swap their handmade things? Once completing a 'swap'? I guess it would be a one/one trade... I looked at the actual swaps and they all require participation in 2 swaps... so I have not idea how to get into the two I need to get into the first one...LOL! Which is fine:)


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on June 22, 2016 03:26:52 PM
Notjustasparrow - hey I just looked at the swaps available and I believe you misread. The 2 completed swap requirement is if you are "organizing" a swap.  You should be able to join any of those swaps once you've been a member for a month and have at least 15 posts. I see you've posted the required amount but haven't been around for a month yet. I suggest waiting the month and joining one of the swaps.  The Ongoing Atc Swap is great swap to start with and they have one every month.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on June 24, 2016 01:02:22 AM
Well, my partner finally told me she is going to be late making 5 TM patches. But she did say three were finished and two partially made.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 24, 2016 09:58:52 AM
Looking forward to seeing everyone's finished projects!

As an aside for those of you that are still messing around with Topsy Turvy dolls, I found an interesting one in the thrift store doll bin this morning that actually incorporated three characters instead of two.  One side was Goldilocks, and the other was a two-sided figure depicting either Mama and Papa Bear, depending on which way you turned the doll.  I totally would have bought it too, except one of Mama Bear's googly eyes was missing the pupil and both bears had missing noses.  Now, I realize it wouldn't have been terribly hard to fix either problem, but I wasn't in the mood for a "fixer-upper".  Just thought I'd throw that out there as a design idea for people, as I'd never seen one done as a trio of characters like that before and it was pretty cool.

@notjustasparrow:  Audio's advice it right on and I agree that the ATC (artist trading card) swap would be a good one to get your feet wet with once your one month restriction expires, but it's up to you.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on June 24, 2016 01:49:30 PM
ARRGG. Am I ever glad I did not joint the real swap for Topsy-Turvy dolls. Of course I had to create something brand new for my partner (and my grand-nephew), make the pattern, figure it all out, put it together. I've got all but the second doll. I resorted to (horrors) hand sewing. I mean, isn't that why they created sewing machines so I would never have to hand sew again? It's really cute, but I'm not sure it will hold up to a 1 year old in the end.

One more attempt at putting the second doll in the thing, then I may just have to send my partner a case of wine and box of chocolate instead. And maybe some juice and teething cookies to my nephew.

Still shooting for June 30th!


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on June 24, 2016 03:40:39 PM
Those Topsy turvy dolls are killer.  I hate it when you understand the concept of something but it's still hard to do. And hand stitching is awful.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on June 25, 2016 04:56:38 AM
I finished my Topsy Turvy doll...and it was a failure. My partner understands and she says that if I take it apart and make two little dolls, she would be satisfied. The case of wine and chocolate will be appreciated too. I learned a lot with this project.

The frog side is fine. There's the little frog prince sitting on a lily pad. I don't like how the lily pad looks on the back though.



The prince side just doesn't work. The frogs little feet and down facing arm keep the rock from being fully deployed. And then the prince's legs stick up. You can kinda force it, but I see now why they are always girl dolls. He's cute though, isn't he, even if after years of being a frog, he has no fashion sense.



So lessons learned:
  • Don't get over-enthusiastic with the design.
  • Don't have any stuffed parts project below the skirt/base.
  • Don't ever make a topsy turvy doll again.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on June 25, 2016 08:32:09 AM
Your topsy-turvy doll looks great to me.  The polka dot skin pattern, and zigag belly, are a fun look for an amphibian and the prince is pretty cool too.  I understand what you're saying about the projecting legs interfering with the way that the skirt lies, but I would argue that the figures are ultimately more important. I wonder, if you made the dolls hollow, so that you could invert one and stuff it completely inside the other during the transformation, if that would allow the lily pad/rock skirt to life flat?  And, hey, free wine and chocolate!

I don't own a sewing machine, so, on the infrequent occasions when I do sew, I always do it by hand.  My older sister did offer to give me one of her sewing machines before she moved away to Missouri last year, but I declined, reasoning that I only make small stuff anyway, so hand stitching would be sufficient, and the sewing machine would likely just end up gathering dust.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on July 21, 2016 08:40:56 PM
Well i decided to flak on he fake 13 days of halloween swap, I joined the real one and not sure I'm up to making double the items! but I am finishing my TM patch swap tonight so pictures soon! I also started on the fabric journal page and I think it will be pretty cool once done! I have two bigs swaps to work on so not as much crafting for myself at the moment.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on July 21, 2016 09:43:07 PM
Alright here are the 5 TM patches I made for my partner!!!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 22, 2016 07:42:53 AM
Cool quintet of skeleton themed patches! I like the center skull, with the serpentine green extension, the best out of the lot, as that reminds me of some artwork of a Voodoo Loa that I like.  The one in the upper right would be my runner-up pick, but they're all neat.  I don't know if you're familiar with, or play, Magic the Gathering or not, but the skull on the upper left patch reminds me of the symbol for black mana in that collectible card game.

And wowsers, 26 Halloween projects would be a lot to ask of anybody--I don't blame you for bowing out of the fake one to to focus on doing it for real instead.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 22, 2016 08:13:53 AM
Thanks for the tips on the topsy turvy dolls...my partner and I bowed out of the real swap because of personal commitments.  We also decided it was beyond our skill level at this time.  I really would love to try it when things settle down.

audio--how wonderful to make those patches for your "partner"...I know she is pleased!

Alrighty, fake swappers...sorry that I have sort of neglected this craftalong...family crap that is winding down...uh, until today...always a crisis with our siblings! ugh!

Anyhow...I will draw a name out this weekend for the 1st half of 2016.  Remember that each fake swap gets you a ticket!  Did it at lunch!

I am going to be joining a few fake swaps this time around...the junk journal one appeals to me since I am trying to scale down all of the stuff I have collected...like papers! ;D



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 22, 2016 08:41:44 AM
WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!!

With 6 fake swaps, the winner of the draw this round is....Patraw!!  It pays to swap with yourself often! (uh, that sounds kind of naughty...);D.

Congrats!  Let's keep on crafting everyone!!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on July 22, 2016 08:59:56 AM
Whoa, awesome, many thanks to you (and Lady Luck) for randomly picking me as the winner!

It's okay to swap with yourself unless your palms start getting hairy, then you have to quit--doctor's orders.

And sorry to hear you've been having family woes.  My siblings tend to go through some drama from time-to-time too (I have two brothers and four sisters)--I try not to get involved/remain neutral, but that isn't always an option.  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on July 22, 2016 10:49:58 AM
"Thanks for the tips on the topsy turvy dolls...my partner and I bowed out of the real swap because of personal commitments.  We also decided it was beyond our skill level at this time.  I really would love to try it when things settle down."

I would add one more:
  • don't work too small. You end up having lots of layers to work with and keeping it more on the 8"+ tall side, rather than 4-6" side helps.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on July 22, 2016 10:53:04 AM
I thought a larger doll would be better than smaller...I have a fun idea that I really would love to try...thanks for your encouragement...I am coming to you and audio when I get stuck! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on August 08, 2016 07:40:32 AM
My name is Patraw.

I am fake-joining the "I Love Disney Swap".

I will craft two Disney-themed projects (one medium and one small).  I donít know what yet, but, Iím always buying Disney books and toys, so, Iím sure something in that pile, or saved on my hard drive, will inspire me.  The sign-up deadline was yesterday, but Maleficent says itís okay to be fashionably late.

Due date:  September 17, 2016


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on August 10, 2016 02:56:47 PM
I received my fake swap craftalong prize, from alwaysinmyroom, in this afternoon's mail, a $25 GameStop gift card!  It even has a cool picture of a man with a sword-and-shield on the front, which, while very similar to Nintendo's Link, from the Zelda franchise, is probably just some generic guy.

(Note: The areas I blurred out are bar codes and numbers.)







When she saw what I had, Rainbow Dash grabbed the gift card out of my hands, informed me that she was going to hold onto it for me for "safe keeping", and then flew out the window.  Several hours later, she came back with a plastic bag in her mouth, wouldn't show me what was inside, and proceeded to pop something into her Nintendo DS and start playing.  Surely, she wouldn't spend my card on me, right?  ::)



Many thanks again for the prize gift, alwaysinmyroom; I really appreciate your generosity!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: JS on August 10, 2016 09:06:17 PM
Congrats Patraw!  Awesome prize :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 12, 2016 06:46:56 AM
lol glad you could use your prize!  I am sure you get many inspirations from your video games!

Seems like summer is a slow and lazy time for everybody...lots to do as well...keep on swapping, real or fake! lol


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on August 15, 2016 10:06:42 AM
What a great prize! I have so many real swaps going on its hard to keep up with the Fake ones. I'm still working on the FAJP and the Junk Journal. I think the deadline for all my fake swaps should be December 31st. thats a more realistic deadline.


Title: Re:
Post by: audio on August 15, 2016 10:07:55 AM
Patraw can't wait to see your Disney swap items! .


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 17, 2016 06:45:38 AM
What a great prize! I have so many real swaps going on its hard to keep up with the Fake ones. I'm still working on the FAJP and the Junk Journal. I think the deadline for all my fake swaps should be December 31st. thats a more realistic deadline.

no problem...you can set whatever deadline you want!  This is just for your own records! ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on September 04, 2016 10:31:05 PM
My name is audio
I am joining the Chunky Houses Halloween Edition
I will make 10 Halloween Themed Chunky Houses
It is due by 12/31/16
 Does everyone else remember knickertwist's Ouija Board Chunky Houses? One of my favorite projects ever and a couple years ago I bought a ouija board and cut it into pieces to make my own version and that's as far as I got.By the end of the year I am going to finally finish this UFO!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: IsikkahJai on September 06, 2016 03:39:52 PM
I haven't been on this thread for a loonnggggg time. Probably cuz I can never craft anything for me--I mean my "partner" without a firm deadline. Or maybe just ever. I'm joining again now because I have some goals to accomplish.

1) Craft more! I need to get back in the habit and make more stuff so I'm not scrambling around when I need a quick gift for a missed birthday or teacher's appreciation day or something :P
2) I have no money to buy new supplies (or ship anywhere) so I need to restrict myself to...myself??? ::)
3) I need to de-stash  :D I swear my craft supplies reproduce like bunnies. Bags of supplies just appear under my bed like magic! \O/
4) Push myself to try new things and get better at the stuff I already do.


So for my first fake-craftalong of 2016, I will be participating in the (fake) "Video Game Swap". BUT! The presents I think will be for my hubbykins.
The swap requires one medium and one small.
Deadline for this project is November 1st (right when NaNoWroiMo starts!!)  ;D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on September 08, 2016 08:40:05 AM
Hooray, more fake swappers!  I haven't gotten beyond the research phase of my fake Disney swap yet, so, I better get my butt in gear, as there are only nine days left till deadline!   :o


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: redpopsicles on September 13, 2016 05:02:24 AM
I really wanted to join some of the Halloween swaps, but since I'm going out of town for 10 days this month, I didn't want to put too much pressure on myself. So, I'm (fake) joining the Vintage Halloween Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450081.0) here! I will make 1 medium item, and it is due October 8.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on November 21, 2016 02:30:28 PM
Forgive me, alwaysinmyroom, I'm already a little over two months past my deadline for the fake Disney swap I committed to.  I'm not going to make any excuses--I've just been super-lazy and irresponsible.  I pledge to make good on what I promised to do (two projects--one medium, one small) by the end of this month!



Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on November 29, 2016 02:16:57 PM
One super-late project down, one to go.  Here's Stupid, one of the weasels from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? for the "I Love Disney" swap.





Dedicated thread with more photos/information if you're interested:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450904.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450904.0)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on December 01, 2016 06:22:56 PM
oh man just one month to finish my fake swaps! Shouldn't be too hard, just one fajp and junk journal!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: JS on December 01, 2016 08:36:20 PM
Patraw, that is one spectacular Stupid :)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: cmarion3 on December 02, 2016 11:48:04 AM
Patraw, that is one spectacular Stupid :)

And I love the quote "spectacular Stupid". I agree A-W-E-S-O-M-E.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on December 05, 2016 02:19:45 PM
Thanks!

Here's my second, and final, project for the "I Love Disney Swap", a life-size replica of the fishbone quill pen Ariel used to sign her contract with Ursula in 1989's The Little Mermaid.  I was terribly late in getting things done, but this fulfills all of my fake swap obligations!



More photos and information in the dedicated thread if you're interested:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450973.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450973.0)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on December 21, 2016 03:18:42 PM
I am fake-joining the "Video Game Swap 2016".

I will craft two video game-themed projects (one medium and one small).  That's mostly all I ever make anyway; the only tough part is narrowing down exactly what I want to do.  Said swap has been over for quite a while (send-outs were October 8th), and I meant to sign on earlier, but, I couldn't very well join another fake swap when I was already horribly behind on my "I Love Disney" one, right?

Due date:  Because of the New Year's holiday, December 29th is the last day that I can be online this year (I hate when 4-day weekends interfere like that), so, that shall be my super short deadline.  I'll finish on time this time, for realz, pinkie promise and everything! :D


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on December 29, 2016 01:04:31 PM
I barely got my two "Video Game Swap 2016" projects done in time (I literally finished less than an hour ago), but I made my deadline!  Breaking pinkie promises makes Pinkie Pie cry, so, failure was not an option.



The snake woman is a "Naga" from the 1991/1992 NES port of the old 1986 Apple II computer RPG Might & Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum.  She took about four days to make, so she can be my medium project.





Dedicated thread with more photos and information on the Naga, if you're interested:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451238.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451238.0)

And the two-headed abomination is a "Siamese Vulture Bat" monster from the 1992 Sega Game Gear video game Chakan: The Forever Man.  This one I made in a single day (today), so it can be the small project.





Dedicated thread with more photos and information on the Siamese Vulture Bat, if you're interested:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451266.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451266.0)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: JS on December 30, 2016 05:33:48 AM
As the kidlets say, "Jawsome!"   (jawdroppingly + awesome)


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on December 30, 2016 08:58:51 PM
pawtraw! I am always super impressed with the work you do!!! I've tried each craft/technique I could but sculpting or anything miniature with lots of bits absolutely stress me out so i stay FAARR away. You HAD inspired me to make a cacodemon from DOOM but today i found a cacodemon piggy bank so i was saved from having to try that DOOMed project. aha see what i did there!?!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2017 10:53:05 AM
Fake crafting will continue to 2017!

Remember....no time limits and no faking...you are doing these for yourself and no one else...so relax...and have fun!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: Patraw on January 03, 2017 08:00:51 AM
@alwaysinmyroom:  Hooray!  Glad to hear you'll continue with this for 2017 and I hope more Craftster members will participate!

@audio:  It so happens that a DOOM Cacodemon was one of the first 3D papier mache sculptures I ever made!    As they're mostly just a sphere, they're pretty easy to do too.  Just make a papier mache shell around the sphere form of your choice (it's been a long time, but I think I used a toy Pokeball) and then add the horns, teeth, eyes, bumps, etc.



I made a DOOM 64 one too, which is a little more complicated because they also have arms, but still not too tough:



They're kind of rough, but, keep in mind that I also made them about fifteen years ago!


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2016, 2015
Post by: audio on January 03, 2017 09:03:39 AM
Thats AWESOME pawtraw!!! I may just have to try my hand at sculpture/modeling sometime this year!


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: holistic knitter on January 10, 2017 12:28:50 PM
2017 swap sign up

My name is holistic knitter.
I am joining the Warm and Cozy Swap
I will make 1 pair of fingerless mitts & 1 Mug/Cup Cosy for this swap
It is due by Feb. 28

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451276.msg5424606#msg5424606



Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on January 10, 2017 01:44:20 PM
Oh, holistic knitter - I have to add that to my list for fake swaps this year, too!! :D


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: yofi on January 25, 2017 12:04:14 PM
So many great swaps right now, but I'm in the midst of some home repair projects and I would hate to let anybody down.

So I'm fake joining!  Both the Middle Earth swap for a medium and a small item, and the Herbs/Herbalism swap for the same.

Not sure what I'm going to make, but at least I know my recipient pretty well!


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: MamaButterfly on March 02, 2017 06:46:32 PM
When joining a fake swap does it have to be a swap that is still open?


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 05, 2017 07:57:08 AM
When joining a fake swap does it have to be a swap that is still open?

The first post has these instructions:

In this craftalong we will be "fake-joining" swaps that are current.  Then we will craft along the parameters of the swap, including send out dates, what needs to be sent, and if extras are allowed or encouraged.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: cmarion3 on March 05, 2017 10:37:17 AM
And, I've noticed, craftsters tend to bend the rules on this one quite often.


Title: Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015
Post by: greybird on March 05, 2017 01:31:27 PM
MamaButterfly,

I'm pretty sure its ok to pick older swaps if you want.  I remember alwaysinmyroom saying it was fine.

I found the quote:
This is your thread, so you can pick a past swap and make your own deadline...I just ask that you make the deadline realistic for yourself and try to stick to it...

Hope that helps.  :)


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 05, 2017 04:23:30 PM
Ah, good! I want to make all the things, lol.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 13, 2017 08:10:18 AM
gahh--I totally must have accidentally turned off notifications for this!!  I am so sorry!

I will go through and update everything for 2017 and, select a winner from the final 2016 challenges!!!

and, yes...while we would like you to stay current on the swaps, you may bend the rules and pick a swap you missed...the goal is to make yourself and your "partner" happy! ;D


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 13, 2017 08:24:05 AM
My name is alwaysinmyroom.

I am fake joining the Junk Journal Swap
Due May 22, 2017.
I will be making a small, hand bound journal using only junk mail and papers...


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 13, 2017 08:46:05 AM
My name is craftylittlemonkey and I'm joining:

Woodland creature and enchanted forest swap
Due April 27
I'm making mushroomy things.
    
Assemblage Art Swap
Due April 10 (extended to May 10)
I'm making a shrine with some of my special doodads.

Felt Twinchie Swap
Due April 29
Making enough twinchies for a journal cover.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 13, 2017 09:00:51 AM
Those are good ones!  The felt little twinchies just might have to make my list...too adorable!


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Patraw on April 29, 2017 06:45:29 AM
My name is Patraw:

I am fake joining the "I Love Monsters Swap"
I will make one medium monstrous item, but I haven't decided exactly what yet.  At the moment, I'm leaning towards a critter that I like from a video game that I bought earlier in the year, but only time will tell.
Due: May 19th, 2017

 


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Amazon_warrior on May 10, 2017 12:53:24 PM
Ooo, been a while since I managed a fake swap, but I've found something I want to do. :)

My name is Amazon_warrior

I am fake-joining the Fill A 8" Hoopla (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452286.0) swap, probably will be using a combination of applique and embroidery
Deadline: 12th June

Should be interesting - first I need to obtain a suitable hoop, lol!  XD


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 10, 2017 02:05:15 PM
I'm giving myself an extension on all my projects, I'm working on some other things that get priority over stuff for me ;).


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Patraw on May 11, 2017 01:45:30 PM
I started on my monster the other day, and I'd say it's around 33% finished at the moment, so, it should be done by my 19th deadline.  It's a video game creature, but not the one that I was initially contemplating doing, as I stumbled across a new beastie that I instantly fell in love with whilst reading an article about an old Famicom (Family Computer, the Japanese name for the NES) RPG that never got released here.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Amazon_warrior on May 15, 2017 09:44:10 AM
I haven't made any progress on my hoopla yet - although I did order a right-sized hoop online after I failed to get one from the shop in town!  Oh well, more time to think up a design.  You'd think I'd know my partner really well, but I'm struggling to come up with something for her!  ::)

ETA:  Owait, I may have Thunked a Think!  I have a Plan!  Woo!! :D


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Amazon_warrior on May 18, 2017 04:22:22 PM
Blah, I hope I don't have to request an extension for my hoopla.  I got all my floss and beads together but the hoop hasn't arrived yet (maybe tomorrow?) and work are trying to kill me with Science!(TM).  :s


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Patraw on May 19, 2017 06:52:26 AM
It's deadline day today, but I made it!  Here's my creature for the I Love Monsters swap:



It's a Bamboo monster from the ancient Famicom (Family+Computer, the original Japanese name for the Nintendo Entertainment System) RPG, Musashi no Bouken ("The Adventures of Musashi"), which never got a release in the USA (there's an English fan translation available online though).  Animate bamboo is scary right?  





Stand-alone thread if you'd like to see more photos and information:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452420.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452420.0)





Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Amazon_warrior on May 19, 2017 11:13:18 AM
That's so cool, Patraw!  I do love your critters!  :D


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 19, 2017 12:32:57 PM
OMG that stick is too much. Your projects are so crazy Patraw, I want to see a group shot of all these tiny wonders, you've got to have such a collection by now. What do people say when they come over and see them all then find out you made them? Mind Blown, right?
And also great job meeting your swap deadline. I am a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad, very late crafter. Tsk tsk.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Patraw on May 22, 2017 08:04:33 AM
No, people that I know, family and otherwise, seldom comment on my figures when they see them, and I don't really show them off to anyone in person anymore either.  They just blend in with my enormous collections of toys, books, magazines, video games, and other junk; my artwork doesn't really stand out when it's surrounded by all of that other stuff (people tend to just wonder how anyone can stand to live amidst such a horrendous mess more than anything else). 

It's generally too much trouble to round up all of the hundreds of figures I've made over the years for group photos (just finding some of them is an adventure in itself), but I do take smaller groupshots of them fairly regularly, like so:



http://www.angelfire.com/ult/ace/groupings.html (http://www.angelfire.com/ult/ace/groupings.html)



Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Amazon_warrior on May 22, 2017 10:02:27 AM
I started stitching!  :D  It's gonna take a while, with ALL the French knots!  Also, although I ordered an 8" hoop, they sent me a 9" hoop!  :o  So I'm going to jolly well fill it, oh yes.  :)


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 25, 2017 06:15:45 AM
Love your odd creatures as well...but what is amazing is your attention to detail on such a small scale!

Love!

I have not even begun my junk journal...well, yeah...I have the materials for the cover...lol...maybe this long weekend!



Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 25, 2017 09:12:26 AM
I guess it takes a certain sort of person to notice things like that Patraw. I know I would be examining as much as I could get my eyes on, I love a packed treasure shop for excavating the best, weirdest little things. I could spend hours, I used to go with my mom as a child and developed a real knack for finding lovely little items.

I am so far behind on anything that is not for someone else. It's been raining and raining here, this is the wettest spring so far, ugh. Being trapped in the house should give me lots of time to craft but the lack of sun is just depressing. I need a few beautiful days in a row to kick start my crafty mojo.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Amazon_warrior on May 30, 2017 05:33:25 AM
I haven't made much progress with my hoop 'cos work are still trying to drown me, but I did get to a beach on Sunday and found some great shells to put on it.  :)


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Patraw on June 03, 2017 07:46:49 AM
Patraw will fake join the "Bird Bee Butterfly Swap"

I will make three items, one focusing on birds, another on bees, and the third on butterflies.  One is supposed to be a "small", another a "medium", and the third a "large", but, given that Iím terrible at time management and generally incapable of making things that donít take multiple days to complete, time-wise, all three will probably end up being large. Thinking about the theme, I already have a trio in mind, but, knowing indecisive me, that will probably change by the time that I actually sit down to do something. 

Due Date: July 9, 2017


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Amazon_warrior on June 06, 2017 02:22:30 AM
Patraw will fake join the "Bird Bee Butterfly Swap"

I will make three items, one focusing on birds, another on bees, and the third on butterflies.  One is supposed to be a "small", another a "medium", and the third a "large", but, given that Iím terrible at time management and generally incapable of making things that donít take multiple days to complete, time-wise, all three will probably end up being large. Thinking about the theme, I already have a trio in mind, but, knowing indecisive me, that will probably change by the time that I actually sit down to do something. 

Due Date: July 9, 2017


Can't wait to see what you make!  :D  I might fake-join that swap too...


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 07, 2017 10:05:04 AM
Hello everyone!! I'd like to jump in and join you all. :D

My name is Abbeeroad. I will be fake joining the Feminism & Diversity Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452454.0). The requirements are for a medium and a small.

I plan to make an embroidery hoop with this image (fingers crossed):

http://rootedinrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Justice-Ruth-Bader-Ginsberg-Olmstead-video.png

And a t-shirt stenciled with "Feministas Unite!" (from Futurama).

Due date: July 12. I will undoubtedly be late, which is why I did not join the real swap.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Patraw on June 07, 2017 01:57:18 PM
Ruth looks good in a crown; that should make for a fun hoopla!


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Patraw on July 10, 2017 10:23:35 AM
Sometimes, when Patraw isn't too busy melting potato chip bags in his oven, he actually gets the things done that he's supposed to!  Here are the three projects I made for the Bird, Bee, & Butterfly swap:



For the bird, I made a Duck Skeleton action figure, based on the creature from the NES Duck Tales video game.







It's a papier mache construct, with wire twist ties for the articulation.  It's jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, vertebrae, and hips.





More photos/information at the stand-alone thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452778.msg5452984#msg5452984 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452778.msg5452984#msg5452984)

For the Bee project, I drew/painted a "Queen Bee" enemy from the Japanese SNES RPG Princess Minerva (which was never released here).





I was originally going to make a figurine of her as well, but, I ran out of time and ambition.  The Queen Bee faces left in the actual illustration (see the first photo above), but I decided that I liked her better facing right, so, I flipped her in an art program.



More photos/information at the dedicated thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452777.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452777.0)

And, finally, for the Butterfly project I made a "Bread-and-Butterfly" from Disney's Alice in Wonderland animated film (it originally appeared in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass too, although somewhat different in appearance).  



This was on my "to-do" list for a long time, so, given the swap theme, now was the right time to git 'r done.







Dedicated thread with lots more photos/information and irresponsible ponies:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452760.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452760.0)



Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 11, 2017 11:38:41 AM
Excellent work as always, Patraw! Love the bread and butterfly! :D


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 11, 2017 02:46:30 PM
Those are all great but that bread & butterfly takes the cake!


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: BigBangMomma on July 28, 2017 12:22:15 PM
I don't know why I have never really explored boards outside of swap boards and occasional project boards. I have heard of people fake swapping, but never realized there was a board for it. So. I am officially posting here so I will now get notified. And, hopefully remember this when I fake join something. I want to start doing the STS swaps, so fake joining other swaps would give me encouragement for creating for those. :)


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 03, 2017 06:47:04 AM
Nice! Though even joining a fake swap does not guarantee I'll craft for myself. I really need to get started on my RBG hoop. :(


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 03, 2017 06:56:01 AM
I am horridly behind. I should have known I'd flake on me :(.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: whatthepuck on August 03, 2017 12:34:02 PM
I missed the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap by one day. I'm so bummed. It's my favorite swap and I look forward to it every year. This year I will be faking it.
]
Mini 13 Days of Halloween
13 items of various sizes
Due Oct. 11


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 10, 2017 06:40:03 AM
I missed that one, too!!!  I am going to fake join that one...I need more Halloween stuff...

I am always amazed at the tiny creations you make, Patraw...but I am even more amazed at the process...


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: JS on November 12, 2017 04:40:16 PM
I love fake swapping because it is a great way to practice a new skill without risks.
I still get behind though.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: JS on November 17, 2017 06:49:49 PM
I am fake joining the Holiday Tags and Cards Swap.  I will make assorted holiday cards and gift tags (minimum of 4 of each), due Dec. 8. 

This swap has always intrigued me.  The past galleries are full of gorgeousness.  We assembled our tree but haven't completed decorating.  Using tags as ornaments would give the tree a quaint touch.


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Ludi on January 19, 2018 06:16:23 AM
I hope this thread can be updated to 2018!

I am fake joining the Positive Affirmations Swap  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454085.0

Because I will be making a Large item for my dad, which will also be enjoyed by me because I live with him now, I will only be crafting one item.

Start date:  Jan 25

Send date:  Feb 9


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 19, 2018 06:28:09 AM
Ludi! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make. I hope your dad is well and that living with him is positive and happy :).

I am horrible, I never did any of these things. Flaky flakerson, boooooo.

My name is craftylittlemonkey and I'm joining:

Woodland creature and enchanted forest swap
Due April 27
I'm making mushroomy things.
    
Assemblage Art Swap
Due April 10 (extended to May 10)
I'm making a shrine with some of my special doodads.

Felt Twinchie Swap
Due April 29
Making enough twinchies for a journal cover.

I did make the journal cover but I didn't use even one twinchie made for myself, lol. Partial credit?

How about I finish the other two this year, that's a huge extension but I'm a rule breaker ye know ;).


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: Ludi on January 20, 2018 06:02:11 PM
Thank you, crafty!  Things are going well with my dad.  Taking care of him is the best job I've ever had.   :)

I slightly cheated and started my craft before the start date..... ::)


Title: Re: 2017 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years 2016,2015)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2018 07:26:46 AM
ugh--I also flaked on myself!  I always seem to have ideas for this craftalong and also so many of the others, but then I lose motivation!

I am in a real swap, but I will see about keeping this one going as well, Ludi!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on January 24, 2018 04:33:43 PM
Ooh, ok I'm totally fake-joining the dotee doll "fauna" swap with intent to make myself something paleoart-inspired, due 2/12.  :)


ETA: so, is there a fake-swap gallery?  Do we post pics in this thread, or make a thread on the proper board & link here, or what? 


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 24, 2018 05:04:09 PM
I want to join that one for real but it's highschool exam time and my boy is struggling so I've got my hands full :/. It fits with my mushroom theme of previously flaked items though so I'll give myself an extended deadline. Not even started yet and I'm behind already, oh boy...


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on January 25, 2018 08:24:00 AM
@thanate:  You only have to post photos of your finished projects here in this thread, but you can also make a stand-alone thread too and link it here if you like, which is what I always do.

I'm proud to say that I finished every single fake swap that I've ever listed here, and I was only late once.  :D


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2018 09:21:36 AM
Patraw--you are an awesome swap partner! ha ha

I would also like to join the dotee swap...I have made so many dotees for others and now I want to use my ideas for myself.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: cmarion3 on January 26, 2018 12:43:29 PM
I often make one for my partner and one for me in a swap.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on January 29, 2018 11:38:51 AM
I often make one for my partner and one for me in a swap.

I often *intend* to do this, and then never make the one for me. 


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on February 01, 2018 03:19:14 AM
Huh, so far I haven't done ANY of the fake swapping... bad girl!! So let's see how 2018 goes...


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Ludi on February 05, 2018 09:31:13 AM
Making good progress on my item.  I should be able to "send" on time, possibly early!



Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Ludi on February 09, 2018 07:06:31 PM
"Sent" my swap project (gave it to my dad).   :)



Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on February 12, 2018 08:13:40 AM
That came out great, Ludi--your stitchwork is wonderful as usual and the red frame encloses the piece beautifully!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Ludi on February 13, 2018 11:51:16 AM
Thanks!   :-*


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on February 13, 2018 06:43:53 PM
Ooh, I like your art nouveau swirls, Ludi! :)



I finished this up at the library on Monday, although I managed to leave the ribbon for a hanging loop at home.  It's double-sided, with the turquoise thread as the main color & the variegated as accent on the other side.

Of course, now I'm wondering what I *do* with a dottie doll, anyway...


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2018 06:20:43 AM
I like your denim embroidery, thanate!  Make a hanger for it and hang it...I hang dotees from shelves in my craft room!

Ludi...what a fabulous word...and so beautifully done!

No flaking here...lol


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on February 14, 2018 09:43:51 AM
Nice job on your dottee, Thanate!  The horse looks great and the vivid colors are so pretty.  I presume (from my memory of your ATC swap themes) that you were going for a primitive wall painting type design with the animal, as that's the vibe I get from it?

Do you belong to a sewing/knitting club at your local library, or just work there on your own for the peace and quiet?  There's a group of women that gets together to knit (and gossip ;D) every Wednesday afternoon at my town's library and they always seem to have a good time.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on February 14, 2018 12:35:18 PM
Nice job on your dottee, Thanate!  The horse looks great and the vivid colors are so pretty.  I presume (from my memory of your ATC swap themes) that you were going for a primitive wall painting type design with the animal, as that's the vibe I get from it?

Do you belong to a sewing/knitting club at your local library, or just work there on your own for the peace and quiet?  There's a group of women that gets together to knit (and gossip ;D) every Wednesday afternoon at my town's library and they always seem to have a good time.

Thanks- yes, I was going for paleo cave art.  Several of us from my daughter's preschool class go to the library on Mondays and I try to bring a project so we can let the kids play in the children's area for a bit.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Ludi on February 14, 2018 05:57:50 PM
That horse absolutely says paleo cave art to me!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on February 18, 2018 05:33:16 PM
Well, I appear to have spaced out on the Rainbow Swap sign-ups, so I am going to make myself some colorful reusable snack bags, due March 16.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on February 21, 2018 03:19:04 PM
I love lurking in here - so much inspiration and talent!

I'm fake joining the Prayer Flag Swap ROUND 8, due to send by: 03/26/2018.  This will be my first toe dipping into the world of prayer flags and I'm excited to try some different materials.  I love the positivity and happy-good stuff that prayer flags represent and inspire.

This would be an awesome project for a church group or scouts, etc.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Cookie_AnThings on February 24, 2018 07:43:13 PM
I found this topic and it made me laugh. It seem funny to fake a swap, but your right about not having enough time to complete a swap. Or meet the requirements to join the swap. Since I haven't swap here yet at craftsters, or swap with anyone since my early anime expo days. I will fake swap with myself to get in the swing of swapping again before I head over to the swap section.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Cookie_AnThings on February 25, 2018 02:49:48 AM
I'm fake swapping: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- February 2018 (Sign-ups open all month)

My themes

1. Doodle bug
2. Silly Bunny
3.Lucky Charm
4. Music
5. Weather

I claim 3 ATCs due March 18, 2018

Here I go &#128568;


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 25, 2018 06:51:08 AM
I may fake swap the prayer flag and happy mail swaps.

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Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: audio on February 25, 2018 09:06:57 AM
a while ago i had an idea to do anti-prayer flags for myself, i think i'll fake join that swap but do one anti-prayer flag and one regular prayer flag!

My name is audio
I am joining the Prayer Flag Swap
I will make 1 pf and 1 anti-pf.
It is due by March 26,2018.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 25, 2018 12:25:40 PM
a while ago i had an idea to do anti-prayer flags for myself, i think i'll fake join that swap but do one anti-prayer flag and one regular prayer flag!

My name is audio
I am joining the Prayer Flag Swap
I will make 1 pf and 1 anti-pf.
It is due by March 26,2018.

What's an anti-prayer flag?


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 25, 2018 12:33:35 PM
I have been wondering that all day!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: audio on February 25, 2018 01:11:46 PM
a while ago i had an idea to do anti-prayer flags for myself, i think i'll fake join that swap but do one anti-prayer flag and one regular prayer flag!

My name is audio
I am joining the Prayer Flag Swap
I will make 1 pf and 1 anti-pf.
It is due by March 26,2018.

What's an anti-prayer flag?

instead of inspirational type message it's pretty much the opposite. kinda like demotivational posters.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 25, 2018 02:40:05 PM
Those are so funny!  I have a poster in my office that says "Working overtime will make you late for dinner"...it keeps me focused on the task most important in the day! ha ha


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: cmarion3 on February 26, 2018 06:19:49 AM
Those are so funny!  I have a poster in my office that says "Working overtime will make you late for dinner"...it keeps me focused on the task most important in the day! ha ha

"It keeps me focused on the task most important in the day"...Dinner!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2018 06:37:53 AM
ha ha I guess my subconscious was talking, so yeah, that must be on my mind! ha ha ha...


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 26, 2018 06:55:41 AM
Oh, that is awesome!

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Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on March 28, 2018 05:44:06 PM
Well, I appear to have spaced out on the Rainbow Swap sign-ups, so I am going to make myself some colorful reusable snack bags, due March 16.

...I have still not made any snack bags (bah) but that's partly because I was too busy playing with my embroidery machine & colorful bits of scrap rice paper.  Not sure if that counts or not.

 (this seems to be the only picture I have ready to upload, but there were a lot of these in a bunch of colors.)



Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 03, 2018 07:06:46 AM
I really need to pull out my embroidery machine and do some fun stuff with it...I love your pieces...never thought to try it on paper!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 03, 2018 07:42:15 AM
Oh, cool, that is so neat! It would make really beautiful greeting cards.

I keep wanting to use the library's free embroidery and vinyl cutting machines for some projects for myself but I haven't been able to coordinate the time. It's on the long list, I'll get to it eventually.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on April 03, 2018 08:09:17 AM
Cool patterns, Thanate!

@craftylittlemonkey:  What the?  Your library has vinyl and embroidery cutting machines? :o  Lucky!  My library has . . . microfiche and copier machines . . . and books, lots of books.  I've heard of some libraries having 3D printers too, but not around my neck of the woods!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 03, 2018 08:13:03 AM
Yup, they have an amazing makers space. Check out all the things! Sound studio, video lab with green wall, 3D printers, etc etc etc. It is awesome!
http://www.hpl.ca/central-library-makerspace

I used the embroidery machine last year to make this funny shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453968.msg5472893#msg5472893).


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on April 03, 2018 08:16:15 AM
I really need to pull out my embroidery machine and do some fun stuff with it...I love your pieces...never thought to try it on paper!

There's a bit of learning curve on what paper works, & what patterns that are labeled as "light stitching" shred the paper anyway, but I've been having fun with it. :) 


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 09, 2018 09:08:18 AM
I, craftylittlemonkey, have once again joined the woodland creature and enchanted forest swap to finish up the project I started for last year's swap of the same name, lol. It was due on April 27, 2017 so let's see if I can knock it off this list for 2018.

I'm also fake joining the prayer flag swap, I should have said. I am late sending already but I am close to finished so let's imagine I posted it to myself in Canada from Europe and this is the amount of time it would actually take to arrive. Haha.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on April 11, 2018 01:22:07 PM
Customs has been known to detain fake swap packages for month, if not years.  A little bribery goes a long way.  ;D


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 20, 2018 03:03:24 PM
Customs can be dirtbags, it's true!
I finally made myself some prayer flags (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454798.msg5487369#msg5487369). There are more than promised and they are nice enough that I forgive the lateness of their delivery, lol.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on April 21, 2018 07:39:45 PM
I'm fake-signing up for the One Sheet Wonder swap, because instead of 12" scrapbook paper, I want to use ~6" origami paper & do mini-cards to send with swap stuff.  Due 5/15.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on May 30, 2018 02:54:31 PM
I'm fake joining the My Favorite Book Swap rd 2.  I will send a book, plus two or three items that total 4 points, by June 30th, to my fake swap partner.




Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on June 05, 2018 06:52:47 AM
Patraw will fake join the "The Mermay, Unicorns, and Pals Swap"

I will make one small item and include at least one store-bought item, both focusing on mythological creatures/entities that add/combine anatomy from different organisms to create new ones (mermaids, pegasi, centaurs, etc.)

Due Date: July 6th, 2018

*****

And, just for fun, here are my answers to RockingBearRanch's swap questionairre:

If you were granted one wish to change or add a body part, which creature would you become?
I think I'd probably go for wings, although, considering I'm suffering from double vision right now, especially when I'm outdoors, I'd probably end up having a mid-air collision with something or misjudging a landing and crashing.  There are all sorts of winged humanoids, but I'll go with being a fairy, because, mythology typically paints their existence as a never-ending party, so, how can you go wrong with an eternity of revelry?
If you have a pet, what mythical creature were they in a past life? Or which mythical creature would you have as a pet?
I firmly believe that all cats have goblin/gremlin blood in their ancestry, given the mischief that they constantly get into, and our cat, Princess Butter Crumb, is no exception.  If I could have a mythical creature as a pet, I'd like to have a Dungeons & Dragons Displacer Beast, which are six-legged panthers with a pair of prehensile tentacles growing out of their shoulders--the fun part is that their fur bends light, so, they're never standing where they appear to be (hence the displacer name), so, nine-times-out-of-ten whenever anyone I invited to pet my monstrous kitty reached out to stroke it, their hand would close on empty air (not that you could ever get anyone to pet a giant, six-legged, tentacled cat to begin with).  And it would probably just devour me anyway.

Totally legal to own--you don't even need a license when the authorities refuse to admit your pet exists.
If you were working in your cloning lab and an electrical storm hit the watch tower just right, what combined creature would come to life on your table?
Probably something absolutely horrid.  Lots of extra eyes, teeth, and limbs and ravenously carnivorous.  I'll just hide under the bed, curled up in a fetal position, sucking my thumb, until it wanders away (I hope).  Once a monster leaves your lab, itís someone elseís problemóIím super responsible like that!
What are your most polarizing political views? Yes, we are talking about your stance on glitter. Yay or nay?
I don't like when glitter gets in/on things that it shouldn't (a common problem with the glitter-encrusted dresses/bodices of some of my dolls), but, otherwise, I don't have a problem with it.  Sparkly things are pretty.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 06, 2018 04:57:03 AM
I'm not making any fancy promises but I'll join that one too. I don't want any scary kitties though, yikes that thing!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on June 06, 2018 07:59:29 AM
But it purrs for 2D3+1 hours after eating baby orcs.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on June 13, 2018 07:53:17 AM
I'm actually being responsible/productive and getting things done in a timely manner!  :P  Here are two days worth of progress on my project (a female Manticore).  I made her wings, and modified the body further, last night and this morning, but I didn't shoot any pictures of that (yet).

 
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Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: cmarion3 on June 14, 2018 09:50:55 AM
Wow, give the man some paper, wire, and glue and all craftiness breaks out. I love your in progress pics, it's so fun to watch your creations come alive.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on June 15, 2018 07:46:04 AM
Thanks!

I'm almost done, but I'm still tweaking a few things anatomically.  I was looking at some photos of real scorpions saved on my hard drive and noticed that their stingers point the other way, so I fixed that on my Manticore.  I'm going to use embroidery floss for her hair, but I can't remember where I put my Ziploc bag full of it, so, I may have to steal some from my Mother if I can't find my stash.

 
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Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 15, 2018 10:17:17 AM
It's looking great Patraw.

I think you posted in the past about how you make these tiny creatures, would you direct me to that post if you know where it is please? I'm working on a wee sculpture myself and stumped on the best way to get it right. Thanks!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on June 15, 2018 10:29:04 AM
I've talked about how I make things in the general sense, but not in any great detail here at Craftster.  Making a bendable wire armature helps (not only for structural support and maintaining proportions, but it lets you play with and tweak the figure's pose as you go along) as does looking at photos of real animals, or, even better, physical models if you have any handy, as references.  Many sculptors bulk out their armatures with aluminum foil before applying clay too (I more-or-less do the same thing with wads of tissue paper, but you can use aluminum foil the same way for papier mache too if you want to).  Looking at your model in a mirror as you work on it (or taking a photo of it and horizontally mirroring it in an art program/photo viewer) can also help you spot errors that your eyes/mind aren't seeing otherwise.

Here's a tutorial link for making a monster (not mine) you might find helpful:

http://miniaturestudio.net/tutorial_monster/ (http://miniaturestudio.net/tutorial_monster/)


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 15, 2018 10:35:36 AM
Good info, thank you. Is it newspaper and diluted glue that you use or a flour paste or something else? I have air dry clay and polymer clay but I love the idea of sculpting with newprint, that is fabulous.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on June 15, 2018 10:46:20 AM
Most papier mache artists do dilute their glue, but not me, I use it straight out of the bottle (and I only apply it to one side of my paper strips/scraps, I don't soak the whole thing).   In my experience, it's hard to work with paper on a small scale if it's too wet as it tends to tear and come apart on you.  I haven't used flour-and-water paste for papier mache since I was in college, but that works fine too, although it does take longer to dry (and insects/rodents LOVE to devour papier mache made with flour paste, so, if you go that route, make sure you seal it good).  Some papier mache artists I know mix in other stuff like wallpaper paste and methyl cellulose too.  There's really no "right" way to go about it, just use whatever works for you.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on June 18, 2018 09:09:44 AM
All done with my Manticore for the Mermay, Unicorns, and Pals Swap!

 
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Bazillions of pictures and words:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455204.new#new (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455204.new#new)


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: audio on June 18, 2018 11:45:23 AM
I'm super late on my prayer flag swap. Being pregnant i think i laid in bed the first two months straight, but now I have SO much
physical and creative energy, so I'm gonna keep that on the list, but with no set time frame. I'm just gonna move where the inspiration takes me. I am going to fake join another swap.

I join the USE THE GOOD BEADS, etc SWAP! due date - whenever!
I plan on using up some batiks and other fabrics I've been hoarding!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on November 27, 2018 06:25:30 AM
I have not been faithful with my Craftalongs.  It's been a rough year.  Hopefully I will be able to catch up on at least part of them soon.  Happy Holidays, everyone!  However and wherever you celebrate, please stay safe.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on November 30, 2018 07:45:07 PM
This is for the Book Swap that I fake joined, that was due to send in June.
A book tote with 1 external and 2 internal pockets; a monochromatic crocheted wreath ornament; and Ken Follett's WINTER OF THE WORLD.  Follett's writings have kept my interest and no doubt will entertain my swap partner's.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on December 02, 2018 08:51:59 AM
Beautiful bag! Love that buttery yellow with the black and white.


Title: Re: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on January 27, 2019 04:34:48 PM
Beautiful bag! Love that buttery yellow with the black and white.

Thank you, clm!

Is there a 2019 Fake Swap Craftalong thread, by chance?  I am still working on the 2018 ones - maybe earlier.  Shameful I know.  These types of threads help me be more responsible and accountable.  The "50 Projects" thread was also good for keeping track.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 22, 2019 06:39:40 PM
I never did do my fake swaps from last year. I honestly can't even remember which ones I said I'd do. I think a prayer flag or two. At least the only person who missed out is me. :)


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 26, 2019 05:42:48 AM
I didn't complete anything either, sigh.
I'm going to fake join the Crafting Appreciation swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457707.0), I need some travel gear to hold car crafting supplies.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on March 26, 2019 02:35:42 PM
If you don't complete your fake swaps, the fake moderators carefully record it in your permanent fake swap feedback record and subject you to horrible fake consequences as punishment.   I'd be pretty faking worried if I were you!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: kbrison on March 26, 2019 05:30:31 PM
So good to get you input, patraw. So if we flake on our fake partner in a fake swap, are we banned from any more fake swaps until we make things right? Boy, am I in trouble!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: thanate on March 26, 2019 06:19:31 PM
Fake consequences like feeling eternally vaguely guilty we never got around to it?


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: Patraw on March 27, 2019 01:57:47 PM
The fake moderators might make you eat an entire box of Faker FlakesTM cereal, without any milk, and that cereal is super dry and tastes like nothing.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 27, 2019 02:01:37 PM
Noooooo, not Faker Flakes(TM) cereal! Ooof...that's some serious fake flaking consequences!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: kbrison on March 27, 2019 05:11:19 PM
Do NOT tell AIMR about the Faker Flakes(TM)! She's a delightful person but rules are rules. Since she's our moderator, I'd hate to force her to do something unpleasant to us.


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on March 28, 2019 04:54:47 PM
Sounds like tee shirts are in order - Team Faker Flakes!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 28, 2019 05:13:52 PM
Now I feel terrible  :-[


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on October 14, 2019 06:20:53 PM
I have lost track of all the swaps I flaked.  At this point I don't know if that makes me a fake or a flake.  Or a flakey faker.
Life happened.  Compared to the alternative, that is a good thing!  Right?! 



Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: cmarion3 on October 15, 2019 11:18:43 AM
At a Spiritual Art Play gathering last night, (uber doodling group) we were discussing the ability to assign ourselves fake deadlines. I'm terrible at it cause I know there are no consequences to missing a deadline and my cat always forgives me. But one of our group said she was able to convince herself the deadline was real, often forgot it was a fake deadline, and then was surprised that she was early. What an amazing super power!!!


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on October 16, 2019 06:53:27 PM
What a brilliant idea! 


Title: Re: 2018 Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! (also previous years)
Post by: JS on October 25, 2019 05:44:21 PM
I'm going to fake join the Cozy Toes for Christmas Swap, and the Color in a Box Swap.  Things are chaotic and will be even more so with the approaching holidays.  Having deadlines helps.  Hopefully I won't overextend or flake.