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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: kwality570 on February 18, 2015 06:20:57 AM



Title: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 18, 2015 06:20:57 AM
Use What You Have Swap


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Kwality570
Sign-up date range: 3/18/15 - 3/1/15
Date to send item by: 3/30/15

GALLERY -https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438413.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438413.0)

Limited to a certain number of people? 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No


Additional Age requirement? No

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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap

Are you looking to use up some of your craft stash?  This swap will be for creating 1 Medium and 2 Small projects from the craft supplies you already own.  There is also no theme to this swap anything can be crafted as long as you already have the supplies. Please note this is not a supplies swap, items sent must be crafted. Please keep in mind that you must be quite open minded about the colors and projects you will receive because it all depends on what someone has in their supply stash.

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

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

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Use What You Have Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
Do you agree to post on the swap board at least once a week?
What Type of Crafts can you make from your current supplies?
Types of crafts you would like to receive?
Anything you would not like to receive?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Please List Your 5 Favorite Themes (Masquerade, stripes etc)
Do you have a Pinterest? Please list here:
Is there anything else you want your partner to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO KWALITY570 VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Links to a few previous Use What You Have and Buy Nothing Swap galleries:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433090.0#axzz31Vbx7UbL (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433090.0#axzz31Vbx7UbL)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356675.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356675.0)



Title: Re: Use What You Have unicorn zombie apocalypse - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 18, 2015 06:28:06 AM
Participants:

1. Kwality570
2. VegasZombie
3. LadybugsAndBumblebees
4. hannabear
5. lady4feet
6. edelc
7. Gina1gr8mom
8. rantyhippie
9. quaggy
10. pinkmichk
11. smeddley
12. stillatthetop
13. yofi
14. helena puck
15. jennythor
16. cmarion3
17. ceemonster
18. stellato_escuro
19. brandyk
20. Onyxnox
21. Acadian Driftwood
22. gala_apples
23. sowool
24.dessadoll


Blue - Sent    Purple - Received   Green - Sent and Received
Orange - Late with Communication   Red - Contact Organizer Immediately

Partners
hannabear - vegasZombie - FLAKED
jennythor (two weeks late with communication) - dessadoll (late sender with communication)
ceemonster - stillatthetop
gala_apples - onyxnox
kwality570 - sowool
pinkmichk - edelc
Acadian Driftwood - yofi
cmarion3 - Helena Puck
rantyhippie - lady4feet
stellato_escuro - smeddley
gina1gr8mom - quaggy
LadybugsAndBumblebees - brandyk


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Smeddley on February 18, 2015 07:41:24 AM
Oooh, I love open-themed swaps, and I have a huge stash... but I need to get some things done before I'm allowed to sign up for any more craft swaps.  Hopefully I'll be able to sign up next week, and hopefully someone wants amigirumi, hoops, needlebooks, stitch markers, peg people, tiaras, scarves, hats, skirts... um... fairy doors... art... yeah, that pretty much covers my stash, I think... :D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 18, 2015 09:05:04 AM
Smeddley - Sounds like you have just about everything!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: gala_apples on February 18, 2015 11:20:20 AM
This is my favourite kind of swap- the kind where I don't go to Michaels to buy one finishing item and come out of the store with a full bag of stuff and thirty dollars poorer!  :D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 18, 2015 12:37:11 PM
Just signed up for this swap!  ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 18, 2015 12:51:26 PM
Could you please post links to the galleries of the past 'Use What You Have' swaps?  I would, but I don't know how.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: hannabear on February 18, 2015 01:09:51 PM
I haven't done a swap or even been around Craftster in a while, but I love this idea and just sent my information! :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 18, 2015 02:35:49 PM
Could you please post links to the galleries of the past 'Use What You Have' swaps?  I would, but I don't know how.

Just put it at the bottom of the swap notes!  Thanks, LadybugsAndBumblebees!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: lady4feet on February 18, 2015 02:50:10 PM
Yay! I have been looking forward to this swap since I saw it in the idea board. Filling out my questionnaire now.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 18, 2015 03:13:34 PM
Thank you!  ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: VegasZombie on February 18, 2015 06:07:25 PM
I am excited about this one. I have been out of swapping for a while. Looking forward to partners, of course. ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: crazyda79 on February 18, 2015 07:51:39 PM
My stash is hugemungous!  This would be great for me!  I have been working on only crafting from the stash for over a year now and been doing pretty good but honestly have not even made a dent.  Anyhow, enough of my ramblings.  I'll signup when I get a spot.  Hopefully, I get one before signups are over.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: edelC on February 19, 2015 03:02:29 AM
sounds good to me..going to send in a questionaire..2015 is the year of busting the stash!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: pinkmichk on February 19, 2015 03:08:28 AM
I have a large stash of fabrics for sewing & hooplas, beads for jewellery & many socks for sock monkeys/creatures, plus many other bits too (I'm such a horder I buy items to craft with because they are pretty with no project in mind  :D )
So very tempted by this swap


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: edelC on February 19, 2015 03:53:46 AM
I have a large stash of fabrics for sewing & hooplas, beads for jewellery & many socks for sock monkeys/creatures, plus many other bits too (I'm such a horder I buy items to craft with because they are pretty with no project in mind  :D )
So very tempted by this swap

me too. my stash is fabric, paper and jewellery stuff. I buy stuff because we few decent craft/fabric shops here in ireland and what we have, tend to be expensive. So when I see stuff, I buy it usually without any specific project in mind.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 19, 2015 06:47:48 AM
Great to have all of you in the swap so far! 

I think a true crafter does just what you ladies are talking about.  I mean, who hasn't seen a great deal on something and purchased it without a project in mind?  That's how I ended up with a big plastic tote full of yarn! :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: ceemonster on February 19, 2015 09:15:11 AM
I need to do this. Hopefully it will bring my crafting juices back!

Will send my questionnaire in after work!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Gina1gr8mom on February 19, 2015 02:38:30 PM
woohooo im signed up cant wait to find out who my partner is


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: MommyTheMaid on February 19, 2015 03:58:43 PM
I have TONS of kiddo fabrics and a good stack of other fabrics as well.  I have lots of embroidery stuff, felt. yarn, sandwich bag makings, scrapbook stuff, and who knows what else hiding in my craft area.  I really need to pair down.  I could do this swap with three partners LOL 

I will be back to signup as soon as I get my curiosity swap in the mail tonight.  It is a week late due to family illness and I won't let myself sign up until I am caught up.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: sweety28303 on February 19, 2015 04:12:45 PM
I'm definitely thinking about this one. I think it would be a great wat to reduce my yarn stash.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: quaggy on February 19, 2015 08:43:18 PM
Just sent my info in.  I am off to Florida  for a 10 day vacation in the morning but will be able to access the internet when not busy.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: rantyhippie on February 19, 2015 09:09:55 PM
I need to do some stashbusting. This seems like a good swap for me.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kayrun on February 20, 2015 07:39:40 AM
Just sent my info in.  I am off to Florida  for a 10 day vacation in the morning but will be able to access the internet when not busy.

hmmmm....just wandered over to see if this one was filling up, and I see some of my
favorite swappers here! 
LOL definitely considering it now   ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 20, 2015 07:50:37 AM
We're filling up fast in this swap!  Great to see the interest and the great swappers signing up.  Not too much longer and we'll let the stash busting commence! :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: VegasZombie on February 20, 2015 08:25:55 AM
The more I look at my craft room, the more I realize I can make way more than I put on my questionnaire. I may have a craft supply problem.  ;)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: pinkmichk on February 20, 2015 10:46:08 AM
I'm in  ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Helena Puck on February 20, 2015 12:31:35 PM
Just signed up! Hoping this will get my creative juices flowing.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: yofi on February 20, 2015 01:07:19 PM
I'm finally beginning to excavate my craft room, and uncovering even more stashed items than I knew I had.  This is a wonderful opportunity, altho' I admit having no theme is a little intimidating.

But submitting my questionnaire now!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: lady4feet on February 20, 2015 04:32:21 PM
The more I look at my craft room, the more I realize I can make way more than I put on my questionnaire. I may have a craft supply problem.  ;)

I realized this too, lol. I think problem may be a harsh word, maybe craft supply preparedness.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: jennythor on February 20, 2015 05:49:31 PM
yay i sent in my questionnaire
here's hoping


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: ceemonster on February 21, 2015 01:10:04 PM
All signed up! yay!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 21, 2015 04:03:30 PM
Quite a few people have signed up within just a few days! Yea!  Can't wait to see who my partner is!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Smeddley on February 22, 2015 11:45:20 AM
I caved and sent in my Q - after standing in the middle of my craft room this morning being slightly overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in it, anything that makes me use some of it up is a good thing!  Now I just need a partner that wants something that takes up a ton of material, like a giant ruffled skirt!  Or a big random knitted spiral rug I can make on my knitting machine.  I'll probably end up making tiny things, though, like needlebooks and hoops, because I so like making those... they just don't use up stash very fast...


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stellato_escuro on February 22, 2015 02:46:04 PM
Okay, now that I saw smeddley mention a rug, I'm in!! Joking (sort of ;) ). But I think I may have to sign up as well. I better do a stash survey first though...


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: hannabear on February 22, 2015 05:57:26 PM
The more I look at my craft room, the more I realize I can make way more than I put on my questionnaire. I may have a craft supply problem.  ;)

I realized this too, lol. I think problem may be a harsh word, maybe craft supply preparedness.

Same here! I have so much stuff random left over from being a sculpture/art ed major years ago but I'm also an elementary school art teacher so I'm just swimming in supplies!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 23, 2015 06:31:48 AM
We're up to 17 swappers now!  I should have added everyone to the list and added it to all of your profiles.  Please let me know if it doesn't show up!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stellato_escuro on February 23, 2015 08:33:22 AM
Just sent in my survey!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: brandyk on February 23, 2015 03:28:19 PM
Questionnaire sent in  - check
Stash full of random items - check
Ideas swirling of stuff I'd love to make, but don't need - check
Partner assigned - WAITING :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Watsonc7 on February 23, 2015 05:13:29 PM
Ooooh. Might have to join this swap :). I have lots of fabric so I usually sew, but I also have tons of other randomness that I need to use up.....ahhhh


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on February 23, 2015 07:43:35 PM
Sent my Q in too!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 23, 2015 07:59:57 PM
We are up to 20 swappers now with only 4 openings remaining.

Get yours today before they're gone! (as said in my best game show announcer voice)

Maybe we can get partners early if we get 4 more swappers!!!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: jennythor on February 23, 2015 08:53:24 PM

Maybe we can get partners early if we get 4 more swappers!!!

WOOHOO


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stellato_escuro on February 23, 2015 09:00:13 PM
I'm officially in!! I forgot to add wool dryer balls to my wishlist. Hopefully I remember to tell my partner.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 24, 2015 12:37:28 PM
Filling out my info now, I hope I get a spot!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 24, 2015 01:20:59 PM
And Acadian Driftwood is in - only 3 spots left. ;)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: crazyda79 on February 24, 2015 04:12:04 PM
Yikes!  I hope I get a free spot soon!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 24, 2015 04:29:29 PM
We have one more joiner!  Down to two remaining spaces!!!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: yofi on February 24, 2015 05:02:10 PM
Antiiiiiiiiii-ci-pa-a-a-a-tion......


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: jennythor on February 24, 2015 05:38:15 PM
Yikes!  I hope I get a free spot soon!

yay!!!! join join  ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: sowool on February 25, 2015 06:26:34 AM
Questionnaire sent!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stillatthetop on February 25, 2015 07:05:29 AM
Yea..we might have partners today
I hope, I wish, I pray
So my stash goes away

Just my little poem for today  :D I'll check back later.

~T


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: fluffypants on February 25, 2015 07:20:25 AM
I think I might have to join this one... I have a ridiculous stash that I'm trying to use up. I'm the go-to for everyone at my office when they need pretty much anything, craft or not - I probably have it kicking around somewhere!

Questionnaire ahoy!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 25, 2015 07:30:15 AM
AND WE'RE FILLED AT 24 SWAPPERS!  Partners tonight after I get home from work. :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: dessadoll on February 25, 2015 07:30:53 AM
I sent in my information.  Anxious to see if I made the cut or not!

While I was posting....my name made the list!!!  My husband is going to be so happy that I am using up stuff I have be hoarding.  lol. 


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: pinkmichk on February 25, 2015 07:44:26 AM
I can't wait for partners
to my partner I love spoiling in swaps & this is the perfect one to spoil in I clear some stash for you which will please the husband until I ask for more to replace it  :D I'm a lucky girl in that he not only funds my crafting & swaps but he tolerates my general crafty chaos that takes over the house


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: VegasZombie on February 25, 2015 10:20:43 AM
**SQUEE**

I might be a bit excited that we get partners early.



Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kayrun on February 25, 2015 10:31:42 AM
I'll prob do a fake craftalong with y'all in order to use up some stash here  ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: lady4feet on February 25, 2015 12:01:17 PM
I am excited for partners! I am glad I decided to sign up for this swap when it opened instead of thinking about it like I was going to do.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: fluffypants on February 25, 2015 12:46:07 PM
Oh darn, missed it! :(
Next time...


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU 2/18/15 - 3/1/15 - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stellato_escuro on February 25, 2015 01:27:59 PM
AND WE'RE FILLED AT 24 SWAPPERS!  Partners tonight after I get home from work. :)

Leave work! Tell them you're sick! Throw up on the boss!!!

I kid, of course, but I am super excited. I have just been through or am wrapping up five or six different swaps, and I think I bought one small thing for nearly all of them. Clearly, a stashbusting swap is in order. Since I am mailing in-country, I plan on spoiling as well. :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 25, 2015 01:58:19 PM
Wouldn't ya know...the one swap where I've already asked to be partnered with someone, and signups end early!!!   :P  This never happens in swaps where who my partner will be is a mystery!

But I'm still happy...the organizer and my partner are the best!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 25, 2015 02:01:15 PM
What's the matter, stillatthetop?  No song today?  Just a poem?  ;D


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stillatthetop on February 25, 2015 02:37:29 PM
Well, I guess you could sing it.  :D :D :D

~T


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: crazyda79 on February 25, 2015 04:54:17 PM
:(  missed it!  Next time.  Maybe I'll fake swap some stuff for myself.  At least I am using stash with all my swaps this year.  Planning on everything being stash only and so far so good.  Have a great swap everyone!


Title: Re: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: jennythor on February 25, 2015 05:28:30 PM
:(  missed it!  Next time.  Maybe I'll fake swap some stuff for myself.  At least I am using stash with all my swaps this year.  Planning on everything being stash only and so far so good.  Have a great swap everyone!
Maybe we can swap at the same time?i could handle two partners and my man would be happy for me to destash more


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: kwality570 on February 25, 2015 06:53:30 PM
I had to work overtime today, so I'm just getting partners out now.  It was a really tough one with allergies and I think most swappers have cats, so that's a thing.  Anyway, I think I did okay.  I'm sending out the questionnaires now.  I put the partners under the participants for those of you who can't wait. :)
If anyone has any problems with partners and allergies or anything, let me know!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: dessadoll on February 25, 2015 07:22:02 PM
YAY  Thanks for getting the partners out so fast!  Looks like my partner and I have a lot in common :)  Going to check out her boards now!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: jennythor on February 25, 2015 07:26:32 PM
YAY  Thanks for getting the partners out so fast!  Looks like my partner and I have a lot in common :)  Going to check out her boards now!

lolz i was just gonna say the same


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stillatthetop on February 25, 2015 08:33:34 PM
My partner has been stalked..and mind is "swimming" with ideas...she will know what the quotes are for  ;D

~T


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Post by: pinkmichk on February 26, 2015 02:06:30 AM
Thanks for partners  ;D
Off to pinterest stalk  :D


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Post by: lady4feet on February 26, 2015 07:53:25 AM
I am feeling a bit under the weather so partner stalking fits in perfectly with my lay about all day plan.


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Post by: hannabear on February 26, 2015 09:30:05 AM
Yay, thank you for getting the partners paired so quickly and so well! I have a snow day today (teacher perks) so I am ready to start crafting! ;D


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Post by: quaggy on February 26, 2015 09:34:41 AM
My partner is in my same state. Right now I am on vacation in florida just left hard rock casino 200 dollars richer yippee  flying back to Texas late Sunday night will stalk along the way


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Post by: Gina1gr8mom on February 26, 2015 12:20:25 PM
wow that was a fast signup off to do some stalking :)


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Post by: cmarion3 on February 26, 2015 02:53:43 PM
Oh, partners....and what shall I make? And what could she want? This is the fun part.


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Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 26, 2015 08:59:04 PM
A partner without a pinterest! Oh boy a challenge! ;)


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Post by: brandyk on February 27, 2015 05:19:24 AM
I spent last night lounging on the couch letting my kids bring me hot tea for my cold (darn preschoolers that I teach) & cruising Pinterest. My list of stuff I'd love to make partner just kept getting longer.


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Post by: sowool on February 27, 2015 11:35:07 AM
I've started on my first project. So far, so good :D


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Post by: Helena Puck on February 27, 2015 09:40:40 PM
Yay! Partners!


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Post by: Onyxnox on February 28, 2015 04:19:43 AM
Cool - I have stalked, I have built up a game plan... now to check my stash...


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Post by: cmarion3 on February 28, 2015 05:55:54 AM
I am still stalking, quizzing my partner and letting it all rumble in my brain. This is actually my favorite part of a swap. Planning and creating the perfect item(s). Or at least something fun to make  ;D


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Post by: dessadoll on February 28, 2015 07:48:17 AM
I have one item decided on, and about 30 pinned from my partner.....now to get started.


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Post by: brandyk on February 28, 2015 03:01:51 PM
I just finished up my item for my other swap & started cutting something out for this one. :)


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Post by: stellato_escuro on February 28, 2015 03:50:59 PM
I plan on wrapping up stalking to night. I just want to email some questions! Anything to narrow down ideas! :)


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Post by: jennythor on March 01, 2015 05:53:05 AM
hi! happy sunday everyone
talked with my partner
been stalking her pinterest
have many ideas, lucky for me my partner and i have agreed to spoilage :)
so i dont have to trim down as much as some
got to clean my workshop and go through my stash, so i may not start crafting till tomorrow
lucky for me, i'm still looking for work so i have time at home, and its just too cold to go out
so what better way to ignore winter then in my workshop


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Post by: ceemonster on March 01, 2015 09:49:17 AM
Have stalked (and asked questions) and am now rooting through my stash to see what I can make. :)


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Post by: cmarion3 on March 01, 2015 12:03:52 PM
Have stalked, have thought up and discarded and then recovered a dozen ideas. I'm working on one that would include my whole craft room...but then realized I could never mail it...or get it out the door.  ;D

Back to the drawing board. I have to stop collecting stuff, then it might be easier.


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Post by: rantyhippie on March 01, 2015 08:25:51 PM
I made something really cute! I hope my partner likes it!


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Post by: stillatthetop on March 01, 2015 10:08:13 PM
I am well on my way, though the medium is ending up a large. I don't care, I am enjoying making it. Just about done with it. One small done, and one in the works and almost done. Unfortunately, unless I get some cold, hard cash in this month, I might be sending April 2. I will know more later this month, and PM partner and organizer if that is the case. I'm thinking of putting up a hot chocolate and coffee stand out front  :D I have great traffic here.

~T



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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 02, 2015 06:51:49 AM
I've been working on this swap when I go places that I can't bring the big item I'm working on for the 'Geezer' swap.  I'm almost done with the 'Geezer' swap and then it's full speed ahead on this swap.


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Post by: kwality570 on March 02, 2015 09:22:37 AM
I keep thinking about things that I could buy at the store to work on stuff for my partner.  It's like a challenging, fun puzzle trying to find things within my partners interests that I can make. :)


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Post by: VegasZombie on March 02, 2015 10:53:15 AM
This is where being indecisive is really horrible! ha ha

I can't decide what I want to do. Well, I want to do all of the things, but I can't.


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Post by: yofi on March 02, 2015 11:08:28 AM
I'm so excited!  I did a little scoping of my partner, then scanning my craft room before I left town for the weekend, and got a bunch of ideas.  Now I'm going back to refine my thoughts and get busy.

I love this part!


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Post by: lady4feet on March 02, 2015 04:41:17 PM
I kept finding myself going "oh I want to make that" while stalking pinterest but then remembered I have to shop from my stash.


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Post by: quaggy on March 02, 2015 06:17:47 PM
Just made it home late last night.....Plans are to get started after work one day this week.....I think our week for spring break is coming up before send outs so there is plenty of time!!!!!  Excited to get to dig around in my stash.....Not much telling what I will find hidden away!!!!!


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Post by: cmarion3 on March 02, 2015 06:50:59 PM
I kept finding myself going "oh I want to make that" while stalking pinterest but then remembered I have to shop from my stash.

I have the opposite problem, years of hoarding....um....stashing/recycling has left me with too many choices. Which pile of stash should I use? I'm afraid this swap will not even dent it. The last swap didn't and the next won't either...I think I need to make bigger items. Moving truck anyone?


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Post by: hannabear on March 02, 2015 07:57:52 PM
As a result of being a teacher in a district that has recently been hit with many snow days, I already made 2 things and am almost done with my third, help! I've barely made a dent in my stash but I want to keep making; I just have so many supplies & ideas!


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Post by: dessadoll on March 02, 2015 11:36:32 PM
Done my first item...and it's going to be hard to part with...  It took the entire day to complete but it was entirely worth it :)  And I know my partner will love it!   I am giddy just thinking about her response.


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Post by: pinkmichk on March 03, 2015 01:19:09 AM
Everyone is so speedy  :o I'm about done on planning, I have work today & tomorrow (only just started new job so adjusting to work/home balance) plus I've been busy making my kids world book day costumes for school  :D


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Post by: Gina1gr8mom on March 03, 2015 08:01:39 AM
ooh i might get done early hope my partner likes her surprises  ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: jennythor on March 03, 2015 08:26:24 AM
Done my first item...and it's going to be hard to part with...  It took the entire day to complete but it was entirely worth it :)  And I know my partner will love it!   I am giddy just thinking about her response.

omg dying of excitement


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Post by: jennythor on March 03, 2015 09:42:42 AM
well...i just checked my possibility list and it looks like i have 25 items on it that i really REALLY want to make...
hmmm...
to narrow down or not narrow down...
also in there a few ideas for my partners family
open swaps=awesomesauce


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Post by: Helena Puck on March 03, 2015 01:37:19 PM
I dug out some supplies that I haven't seen in awhile, something I have yet to try. I'm pretty excited!


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Post by: Smeddley on March 03, 2015 06:15:40 PM
I started one thing, it was the easiest to decide to do, although of course it's taking a little longer than I thought it would (doesn't everything?).  But there are SO MANY things I want to make that I would just need "one more thing" for!  I thought my stash was pretty extensive, but Pinterest is much much much more vast...


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Post by: dessadoll on March 03, 2015 08:59:54 PM
well...i just checked my possibility list and it looks like i have 25 items on it that i really REALLY want to make...
hmmm...
to narrow down or not narrow down...
also in there a few ideas for my partners family
open swaps=awesomesauce


Eek!  That's a lot of projects!  I know I will send more than 3 things....but 25 is pushing it. Lol

On another note....project 2 complete and number 3 started!

Edit---> project number 3 complete!  Still not sending as I have a few other ideas up my sleeve :)


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Post by: edelC on March 05, 2015 03:15:30 AM
Ok I have just wrapped up a very large item for the geezer swap and now I am all ready to focus on this one...what to make...


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Post by: sowool on March 05, 2015 06:00:04 AM
I've made quite a bit of progress on my first project...hoping to finish it up this weekend:)


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 05, 2015 03:04:05 PM
I'm done with my other swap and other personal swap responsibilities so it's full steam ahead!  I've already gotten a good head start on this swap.


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Post by: kwality570 on March 06, 2015 08:40:16 AM
I now have a list of items...now just to narrow them down and start working on it!


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Post by: stillatthetop on March 06, 2015 10:25:18 AM
Here is my check in. I have finished a small, almost the other small {medium}, and almost the medium {large}.
Yes. Everything always takes longer than expected, but when you are enjoying yourself...who cares? I probably have about 1 1/2 hours to go.

I am putting in a few extra goodies, too. Projects that I have nearly completed in the past, and then got sidetracked to something else. I do that often if I don't have deadlines and themes like on here. I call them my UFOs..UnFinished Objects. I have piles of them.  ;D

~T


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Post by: Onyxnox on March 07, 2015 06:20:50 AM
pinterest is overwhelming me!


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Post by: lady4feet on March 07, 2015 08:21:48 AM
I have been gathering inspiration for a project idea, fingers crossed the finished product will live up to the vision.


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Post by: ceemonster on March 07, 2015 11:12:17 AM
First project is nearly done! Other two have been planned - and maybe an extra or two will be going in provided time remains on my side! (I am off from work most of next week so as long as no more snow comes along for me to shovel, I should be okay! :D)


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Post by: brandyk on March 07, 2015 03:34:56 PM
Warning to LadybugsAndBumblebees!

I have gone rouge :)

 While cruising Pinterest, I decided that you might need a _________. Checked to see if anything similar was in your pins....nope. But, I decided you really do need a _______ after I remembered some fabrics that would make it PERFECT FOR YOU!


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Post by: cmarion3 on March 07, 2015 03:51:53 PM
I think I have finished. I'm not sure about the the med. item, if it's med. enough or do I need to rethink a bit. Do I need to feed it after midnight and see what happens? Or quietly wrap it up and mail it? We shall see.


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Post by: gala_apples on March 07, 2015 08:50:19 PM
I've been sewing myself a pair of pants, for the first time. But now that that project's finished, I can refocus on this swap.  :)


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Post by: stellato_escuro on March 07, 2015 10:10:11 PM
I finally got around to emailing my partner. I have so many ideas, so hopefully I can narrow them down.


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Post by: pinkmichk on March 08, 2015 04:34:27 AM
I need to draw up something to use up some ________


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Post by: dessadoll on March 08, 2015 10:31:29 AM
Started yet another project.  I will bet it takes me a minimum of 30 hours to complete but I think it's worth it :)


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Post by: brandyk on March 08, 2015 12:16:42 PM
Is "optional feature" code for "if you want to torture yourself"? I started said optional feature, gave up & am now frustrated with another idea for a similar optional feature that I saw on a blog.

Good thing I love my partner & know she will appreciate the effort. :)


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 08, 2015 03:50:34 PM
brandyk,  :-*

No torturing allowed!  You have made this swap SO EASY AND STRESS FREE for me b/c everything you want is something that I have made many times before and enjoy making. 

Unfortunately, I haven't felt well for a few days, so I haven't gotten nearly as much crafting done as I've wanted to, but it's all relative.  B/c when I'm feeling well, I'm a crafting machine, sooooo....


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Post by: rantyhippie on March 08, 2015 07:10:35 PM
I am actually done and sending tomorrow.


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Post by: kwality570 on March 09, 2015 06:07:01 AM
I am actually done and sending tomorrow.

That is awesome!!!!


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Post by: hannabear on March 09, 2015 03:53:40 PM
I finished about a week ago but still want to make oneee more thing before sending it out! :D


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Post by: quaggy on March 09, 2015 04:04:55 PM
Some progress has been made but not nearly enough.....vacation was great but now I feel behind with work crafting and life.......I am off next week for spring break so no worries and it will be nice to just piddle this week after work and then mega craft all day long some next week!


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Post by: rantyhippie on March 09, 2015 06:15:20 PM
My package is on its way to my partner!


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Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 09, 2015 06:36:38 PM
I finished my first thing, and I really like it! Thinking of making the same for myself.


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Post by: kwality570 on March 10, 2015 06:08:36 AM
We have a sender! 
Here is the gallery link (will also be posted on front page)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438413.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438413.0)


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Post by: sowool on March 10, 2015 08:00:27 AM
A sender...holy moly!  ;D  I'm still working away on my first project, but it is coming along nicely :)


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Post by: VegasZombie on March 10, 2015 09:46:39 AM
Holy mackerel! I am so not done. Thought I was going to be then my truck went BOOM! And we just got home from putting the cat in the kitty hospital. Maybe this weekend.... here's hoping.


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Post by: lady4feet on March 11, 2015 08:12:14 AM
Woot-woot I received! I hadn't been on craftster for a few days so I was kind of baffled when the mailman honked his horn, I actually thought it was for my neighbor then I realized he was in my drive way. Will be posting photos in the gallery shortly :)


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Post by: stellato_escuro on March 11, 2015 02:36:29 PM
Holy cow, a GALLERY post already!! I am only a little ways into my project. Oh well, at least I have time left. :)


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Post by: Smeddley on March 11, 2015 04:32:28 PM
Holy cow, a GALLERY post already!! I am only a little ways into my project. Oh well, at least I have time left. :)

You and me both! I was feeling pretty good about have both a plan and having started at this point... O.o


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Post by: yofi on March 11, 2015 08:22:00 PM
Crazy week spent worrying away from home - grateful to be back and getting cracking!  Two good ideas and a good start on the first item.

Mwahahaha....  (mine is an evil laugh!)


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Post by: Onyxnox on March 12, 2015 04:36:26 AM
oh bugger....  I am behind....

The problem is too much in terms of ideas... not enough in terms of hands on yet...  Distracted by the desire to kill off dust bunnies.


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Post by: Helena Puck on March 12, 2015 11:19:31 AM
Still working, still working . . . trying something a little new for me.


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Post by: hannabear on March 12, 2015 01:43:28 PM
Sent this morning, yay! :D


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 12, 2015 06:23:05 PM
I'm working on a medium item tonight, a bunch of smalls over the weekend, and then possibly a large if I can manage it, and then I'm done.  I'll need to find a box to fit everything....

I had a lot of fun crafting for brandyk! :D


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Post by: cmarion3 on March 13, 2015 09:22:57 AM
Mine is done and photographed and packaged up all ready to go...but no time for the post office. Hopefully I can make it this weekend...but I am teaching Saturday so, well, the anticipation grows.


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Post by: stillatthetop on March 13, 2015 07:39:46 PM
No panic, Craftster friends. I often work best squeezing out that eleventh hour. I am almost finished {still}. I took a break to clean up things some. And to hope I find some inspiration for a few little extras along the way.

~T


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Post by: Onyxnox on March 14, 2015 06:28:33 AM
I am done one item, and a bit of an ad hoc to it.  I would like it to be properly mounted, but depend on DH for that.  Will work on a couple of smaller items I started earlier today, after I walk the dogs.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 14, 2015 03:50:29 PM
I'm rounding the bend on this swap and is almost done.  I'm hoping to get a lot done on the one big item I wanted to include, tonight, and then it will take me a very short time to finish a bunch of smalls.  Wrapping it all up will take some time, but I'll be home on Thursday.  I'm having a root canal.  If I'm not out of commission from all the pain/pain meds., I'll wrap then and send out Saturday.


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Post by: hannabear on March 14, 2015 04:14:43 PM
eeps, tracking says my package was delivered today which is earlier than expected! :D


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Post by: quaggy on March 15, 2015 05:20:17 AM
I found something in my stash that I collect since alot of peeps do.......decided to use some for my partner....so now I have 12 less of about 100 or so.....I have major craft supply hoarding problems  tee hee!  I also found something stashed behind the door that may just work for another project,  


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on March 15, 2015 06:22:40 AM
Stashed behind the door? Curiouser and curiouser...  I have an ironing board, some wrapping paper, and a dust bunny army behind my door, as far as I know... maybe I should take a peek to see what else is back there.

Though I am afraid that the dust bunny army may launch an attack if I do look....


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Post by: jennythor on March 15, 2015 06:24:13 AM
don't know if i posted yet this week
but I'm still here and still working away
i finished one big project yay
still have a mile long list
next weekend we have a full house so my craft room turns into a guest room
no work done then, trying to get as much done before as i can
i will probably send at the final hour as that is how our pay cycle works this time around
but thats good as it gives me more time


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: quaggy on March 15, 2015 06:34:29 AM
Stashed behind the door? Curiouser and curiouser...  I have an ironing board, some wrapping paper, and a dust bunny army behind my door, as far as I know... maybe I should take a peek to see what else is back there.

Though I am afraid that the dust bunny army may launch an attack if I do look....

To funny!!!!!  I am ashamed to say I have already used one item that was stashed behind the door when I found this!!!!   I also was given a massive amount of buttons  from my mom yesterday as she no longer sews..... I want to take a photo of my already "button stash" or should I say photos...geez!!!!!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on March 15, 2015 07:09:44 AM
oooooh - jealous - any vintage buttons? 

My grandmother was a lady who would save buttons off of worn clothes, and my mom inherited her stash - I remember when I was younger making friendship bracelets using some of them as focals.


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Post by: quaggy on March 15, 2015 07:16:24 AM
One bag is vintage.....most on cards semi vintage ya know when buttons were cheap.....She still has a coffee can of vintage buttons that I played with 50 years ago.....

On Rainy days I would pull the can out and match them There are two that are miniature Morton salt cans  if my memory serves me right!  I so want those!


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Post by: dessadoll on March 15, 2015 10:04:23 AM
I have my main package complete and ready to go.  However I always send more than I am supposed to so I am waiting to send until the last minute so I can fit more projects in :) 

Life has been insane this past week, but I made it through!


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Post by: lady4feet on March 15, 2015 03:12:13 PM
I finished up a item last night. I am going to try my hand at the project that is a crafting type I don't normally do so we will see how it goes.



Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Helena Puck on March 15, 2015 05:35:43 PM
I finished two goodies today! It was fun.


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Post by: quaggy on March 15, 2015 05:41:43 PM
Progress made I am almost through!!!! It should be in my partners hands this week!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: pinkmichk on March 16, 2015 03:34:08 AM
checking in, progress has been slow as life has been busy but today I'm crafting away


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Post by: kwality570 on March 16, 2015 02:51:11 PM
Don't forget to send me a PM when you send and receive!


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Post by: yofi on March 16, 2015 03:08:56 PM
...merrily we craft along, craft along, craft along....

Out of town the whole weekend, but I took a little work with me!


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Post by: hannabear on March 16, 2015 03:11:48 PM
Tracking shows that my partner received Saturday but I haven't heard anything from her. I am so not patient! :P


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Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 16, 2015 07:29:13 PM
Finally figured out what I can make for my last item! Can't wait to send out this package.


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Post by: Smeddley on March 17, 2015 12:09:54 PM
Progress has been slow and extremely intermittent, but I'm still working!  Pi day, a performance, and a relative's birthday have cut into my crafting time. But I still have two weekends, no worries!


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Post by: edelC on March 18, 2015 04:35:08 AM
checking in...no progress to report. I have been digging foundations, pouring concrete and cutting floor joists..I am tired!...and so no crafting for this swap has been done yet..but ideas aplenty


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Post by: quaggy on March 18, 2015 05:15:08 PM
Headed to the post office tomorrow!!!   Finished up my last project, now to take pictures and get everything packed up!   BF thought my last project was unique....hope that is a good sign.
He even asked what the various pieces were made of and impressed everything I made was from stash although he refers to my craft room as Hobby Lobby!  Will Pm as required as soon as I post!


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Post by: cmarion3 on March 18, 2015 05:22:37 PM
Sent today to Helena Puck! Start watchin' your mailbox!


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Post by: stillatthetop on March 18, 2015 10:36:46 PM
Wow. All these early senders  ;D Time to start lurking the gallery soon.

Not sure I checked in this week. I worked on something for a little extra today. I'm just about ready to package things up.

~T


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 19, 2015 05:23:09 AM
I am FINALLY done and packaged everything up yesterday.  However, in about a half hour I am due at the dentist for a root canal.  :'(  If I'm up to it later on today, I'll mail out the package.  If not, I'll send it out on Saturday.  I'm really proud of what/how much I got done!  :D


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Post by: quaggy on March 19, 2015 01:24:45 PM
My package left for my partner and should be delivered Saturday........


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Post by: gala_apples on March 19, 2015 01:42:36 PM
I scrapped a project and am following a online tute to do something I've never done before. I hope it turns out okay.


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Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 19, 2015 01:55:42 PM
I sent today! Think it should arrive fairly quickly.


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Post by: brandyk on March 19, 2015 02:39:30 PM
Ahhh....my partner is done but I am only half way done wit everything I want to make. I have enough to qualify for the swap, but have 4 half done projects & a couple more I want to make. I only have 1 more day of work then it is Spring Break :) I love to sew on my days off, so I will complete lots if my kids let me :) :)


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Post by: sowool on March 19, 2015 05:20:33 PM
I'm back from my vacation and ready to dive right back into to crafting!


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Post by: ceemonster on March 20, 2015 11:27:14 AM
Checking in! I should be ready to send by the middle of next week - hopefully! xD Gotta love when life throws you some curve balls.


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Post by: stillatthetop on March 20, 2015 04:11:22 PM
I have changed this swap title to "Use what you can find without making a big mess...then make a big mess anyway"  ;D

I am still struggling with the one final small. I wasn't liking my first two ideas after I got started with them. I did some more stalking, and I think I am on a roll with this one. I like it, too, so I think I will make an extra one for me  ;)

Life gobbled me up for a bit, too, ceemonster. I think it happens to us all.

~T


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Post by: Onyxnox on March 20, 2015 04:40:17 PM
I have a whole bunch of little projects done, found something in my stash to share too.  There is one more project I want to try next week.  I hope to send next weekend!


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Post by: stellato_escuro on March 20, 2015 06:22:11 PM
Progress has been slow and extremely intermittent, but I'm still working!  Pi day, a performance, and a relative's birthday have cut into my crafting time. But I still have two weekends, no worries!

Same here! But a few days ago I found the perfect *thing* to embellish and make beautiful. It's something I couldn't get rid of because I knew it would be perfect for something, someday, somehow...and I was right. :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 21, 2015 05:05:31 PM
I can't wait for my partner to receive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: quaggy on March 21, 2015 06:01:24 PM
My package arrived today!  I love everything pictures later tonight or for sure tomorrow!  Wow was I spoiled!


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Post by: pinkmichk on March 22, 2015 11:35:57 AM
checking in I'm done (I think) so will be posting tomorrow or Tuesday


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Post by: lady4feet on March 22, 2015 03:37:57 PM
Checking in. No crafting progress to report but I have been "organizing" my craft room this weekend and I can see the floor! And things are on shelves!


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Post by: stillatthetop on March 23, 2015 03:38:34 AM
Mine is finished and packaged, and will definitely send today  ;D I am totally pleased and happy with the fruits of my labour. I hope my partner agrees.

~T

ETA: Yup. it is postal. Expected delivery Thursday 3/26.


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Post by: Smeddley on March 23, 2015 06:24:01 PM
Actual progress has been made!  I'll still be sending at the last possible moment, but it won't be a scramble, I don't think... I have no plans for any evening this week, which should give me time to finish ____, right after I clean off my ____, and I have plenty of movies to watch while _____.  Then I just need to uncover the _____ so I can ______ and make the ______, and I'll be done!

Man, it sounds so easy when you put it that way!


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Post by: gala_apples on March 23, 2015 08:39:18 PM
I've got one small done, so far. But I will still be sending out on time.


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Post by: kwality570 on March 24, 2015 12:55:03 PM
I've been out sick with the flu for 4 days.  I'm finally feeling better and should have everyone caught up with feedback for all of those who have sent and had partners received.  Less than a week to send-outs!


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Post by: brandyk on March 24, 2015 04:43:18 PM
I am almost done. I have destashed into this swap so much that I have had to find a larger box - twice!


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Post by: Helena Puck on March 25, 2015 04:50:15 AM
Just received from cmarion3 on Monday. I'll be taking pictures of all my goodies this afternoon, as long as my husband doesn't still my monsters. He loved them too.

Still working on one final item and I'll be shipping as well. LOVE THIS SWAP. So much fun!!!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on March 26, 2015 06:05:03 AM
My items are physically quite small, so my box will be small.  I am going to experiment on something today.  How that turns out will determine whether I will add one last piece or not!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 26, 2015 06:29:28 AM
MY PARTNER RECEIVED!  *Does happy dance!*


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Post by: pinkmichk on March 27, 2015 03:34:42 AM
Just checking in, almost at posting point


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Post by: Onyxnox on March 27, 2015 08:41:54 AM
I have my package wrapped and addressed - I just need to make it to the PO... as soon as I do that I will PM my partner and Kwality570!


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Post by: ceemonster on March 27, 2015 07:13:18 PM
Finished up my crafts today - sadly, I won't be able to post until Monday because of my odd work hours.


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Post by: dessadoll on March 28, 2015 12:02:29 AM
Just checking in.  I am still alive. 


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Post by: sowool on March 28, 2015 03:24:25 PM
On track to send out on time:)


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Post by: Smeddley on March 29, 2015 09:02:36 AM
Finished something yesterday!  Want to try to squeeze in one more thing today, but I have three items done so YAY!


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Post by: pinkmichk on March 30, 2015 02:12:55 AM
I have sent this morning


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Post by: Smeddley on March 30, 2015 07:24:32 AM
My "one little thing" turned into a many hour project, but I'm happy with it! Boxed up and I'll be shipping at lunch.


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Post by: edelC on March 30, 2015 07:54:53 AM
checking in too..literally about to start crafting now...


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Post by: brandyk on March 30, 2015 08:13:51 AM
Off to the post office :)


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Post by: yofi on March 30, 2015 08:51:23 AM
Letting one item dry a bit more, then wrapping the lot up and bundling it off to the post office.

There is "some assembly required" on one of my items - I prefer to think of it as "end user customization" - so I took that as an excuse justification reason to slip in one more item.

What fun!


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Post by: ceemonster on March 30, 2015 10:28:18 AM
All sent! :) Woot woot!


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Post by: sowool on March 30, 2015 01:42:45 PM
Package sent! :)


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Post by: stellato_escuro on March 31, 2015 07:03:56 PM
Well, after royally screwing up my calendar reading, I sent out today. Sweet! I only did the minimum, but I really like the medium I made...hopefully my partner does as well.  :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have unicorn zombie apocalypse R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: yofi on April 01, 2015 08:11:28 PM
Very interesting watching my package checking in with the tracking stations.

It only seems to travel at night.... :o


Title: Re: Use What You Have unicorn zombie apocalypse R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: edelC on April 02, 2015 07:41:12 AM
So I am late with this package..but am heading to the postoffice in about ten minutes..in the meantime I thought I would post some teaser pix for my partner...



Title: Re: Use What You Have unicorn zombie apocalypse R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: cmarion3 on April 02, 2015 10:35:42 AM
I received last night from  Helena Puck! Yay very fun stuff. I'll post soon...life is a bit hectic right now.


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Post by: dessadoll on April 04, 2015 01:03:47 AM
I finally got my package sent off.  Of course since it is a little late I paid the extra for tracking and faster delivery to make up for it. (Why can't we have payday every day....would make this so much easier.)

Swap anxiety has officially kicked in.  I had over 30 things pinned to make my partner and narrowed it down to 6...but oh how many more things I could have made....  I may just have to get paired up with my partner again for the "use what you have swap" the next go round.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on April 04, 2015 06:56:33 AM
I swear Canada Post is reading my mind, and seeking revenge.  It just has to go 1 province over and the estimated delivery is still looking like it is on the outside range of the delivery estimate - which is a general estimate that would be the same if I were in Newfoundland shipping to BC!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: dessadoll on April 04, 2015 12:27:54 PM
I found out last time I sent a big heavy package in Canada that it's faster and cheaper to send on the bus, or even FedEx.  I sent mine Canada Post this time because it was under $20 with tracking.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on April 04, 2015 01:08:13 PM
I should have considered FedEx actually - my package was actually rather small, and compact.


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: gala_apples on April 04, 2015 03:08:45 PM
I was a little surprised it hadn't gotten here on Thursday, considering when you sent it, but I'm not exactly worried. It'll get here eventually.  :)


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on April 04, 2015 03:34:24 PM
I checked the tracking and it is still in that middle "in transit" section.  Sometimes I wonder if they are trialing horse and buggy style delivery!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: sowool on April 04, 2015 06:22:13 PM
I have received...pics in the gallery. Thanks for the fun swap kwality570!!!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: stillatthetop on April 08, 2015 03:22:04 PM
I received from ceemonster on April 4. My computer blew a mother board, and had to be rebuilt. I am back now  ;D

So my gush for the mighty ceemonster is now moved to gallery.

~T


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: Onyxnox on April 09, 2015 02:28:15 AM
I received too - from gala_apples yesterday.  I will post as soon as I have batteries charged for the camera!


Title: Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15
Post by: dessadoll on April 23, 2015 11:46:11 PM
I received almost a week ago but I can't get the pictures to load.  For some reason its keeps saying they aren't an acceptable format.  Super frustrating!