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Title: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on July 25, 2018 10:13:05 AM
Gallery! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456212.0)

(User calixita hosted this swap last year, so I am using the same questionnaire because it is greatly detailed.)




Swap name:  Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 10
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: noxluff
Sign-up date range: July 25-31 5pm
Date to send item by: International:  October 4th
                              Domestic: October 11th

* This swap will not be taking first time swappers, sorry
* You must have completed 1 swap with positive feedback.

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 16+(if your under 18 yrs old, make sure you have your parent’s permission)

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

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

Details of swap:
Do you love Halloween? Do you think about Halloween throughout the year, not just in October?  Do you love opening presents?  If you answered yes to any of those questions then this may be the swap for you! This swap is a Mini 13 days of Halloween swap. Instead of opening all your presents at once like in other swaps, we count down the days to Halloween starting with 10/18. You will open day 13 on October the 18th, day 12 on October the 19th and so on until 10/30.  (This is a flexible time schedule however.  Please communicate with your partner.  If you or they need to adhere to a different schedule, that is, of course, okay as long as you’ve both worked it out beforehand.)
 
Requirements:
-You must post in this thread before signing up
-A minimum of 13 items, one for each day.
-At least 6 crafted items must be sent, equal to 5 small (Under $10 or under two hours to craft) and 1 medium (Medium = 2 or more hours to craft or $10-$30 dollars)
-Spoiling is okay but do not expect the same in return. If you would like to spoil, please discuss it with your partner!
-You must post in the thread at least once a week (or communicate reason you cannot)
-You must PM both your partner and organizer when you send and receive
-You must post photos in the gallery and if you can’t please ask your partner to do so.  We all want to oooh and aaah over the goodies!

Some things to think about:
*THIS SWAP IS LARGE! PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY ON JOINING AND IF YOU DOUBT YOU CAN DO IT PLEASE DON’T JOIN.  WE WANT THIS SWAP TO BE TOTALLY FLAKE FREE!

* I STRONGLY recommend that you have a Pinterest board for this swap, as it helps out your partner greatly. Please keep this updated and have at least 20 items on it. If you do not have a Pinterest board, please have another way to show items to your partner that you like (Etsy favorites, flickr, etc.  Please have something available for your partner to view by the time sign-ups end.)

*If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you live in the same country as your partner. We do not need to tempt customs people to keep your package after you have worked so hard on it! Also, if you are sending baked goods you should make this the package that is opened on day 1!

*I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Things can get wet from rain and/or snow OR things can melt in hot temperatures.


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 8
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no):
Are you willing, if asked by the orgainser or co-organiser, to confirm that you have send your parcel(by either having a dc number or taking a photo of the receipt): YES/NO
Did you post in the topic thread?

Are you allergic to anything (skin/food)?
Do you have any allergens in your house?
Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Would you be interested in spoiling?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
(add more if necessary)

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
(add more if necessary)

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

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

Your hobbies:

Do you like miniature things?

Colors you like:

Colors you don't like:

Do you wear jewelry/other accessories (be specific...necklaces, bracelets, barrettes...)?

Favorite scents/smells:

Scents/ smells which you do not like:

Do you have a Significant Other(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc?
      Do you have children?
      Do you have any pets?
      Would you like your SO, children and/or pets to be included in the gift receiving?

SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband, for example, just erase that line or make a note.)
tee shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

Do you have a Pinterest, blog, or any other stalking site? List link here:

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

**HALLOWEEN RELATED**

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

Anything Halloween related you do not want to receive:

Symbols/patterns you like (for example vampires, zombies, witches, black cats, ghosts, ect.):
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear Halloween themed clothing/accessories?”

Halloween Favorites:
Favorite Halloween/Scary movie(s):
Favorite Halloween Creatures (like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, zombies, etc):
Favorite Halloween Candy:
Favorite Halloween Symbols:
Favorite Halloween/supernatural (or other) TV shows/ series:
Favorite scary books:
Favorite spooky music:
Favorite animal(s) as they relate to Halloween (black cats, crows, owls, rats, ect):

Will you be having a Halloween Party this year?
Would you like your partner to help make your invitations or decorations (not guaranteed)?

Have you decided on your costume yet for this year?
    If yes, what will you be?
    

What rooms do you decorate with Halloween decorations:
    General Halloween decorations or themed?
    Specific Colors used in decorating?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts for day 13? (cookies, candy, ect.) YES OR NO

Anything else you would like your partner to know?

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

Previous galleries:
 Round 9 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452850.0
 Round 8 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448196.0
 Round 7 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.0
 Round 6 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435460.0
 Round 5 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427196.0
 Round 4 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410905.0

PARTICIPATING:
1. noxluff
2. Sederick
3. thanate
4. curiousfae
5. rantyhippie
6. Quasior
7. Whistley
8. gala_apples




PARTNERS:


Sederick <==> rantyhippie
thanate <==> Quasior
curiousfae  <==> gala_apples
noxluff <==> Whistley


Status Colors
SENDING:
Green = Sent
Lime Green = Received
Purple = Sent and Received
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Red = LATE, NO COMMUNICATION, CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on July 25, 2018 06:19:21 PM
uh-oh! I think I may have to bite the bullet this time and join up. it's kinda irresistible. ;D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on July 25, 2018 10:20:10 PM
Hope you join!  This will be lots of spooky fun!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on July 26, 2018 02:11:49 PM
Ooh, ooh-- I'm going to be offline for two weeks starting on Saturday.  Can I still play?  I did this last year & it worked out fine, but this time the dates work out so I won't be able to get my partner assignment until after I get back from vacation.   ??? 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Sederick on July 26, 2018 03:43:44 PM
I am working on my survey now.. I love this one and have done it three times (I think)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on July 26, 2018 03:49:19 PM
@thanate Would you be able to get online at all? We need weekly check-ins and communication with your partner.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on July 26, 2018 04:05:26 PM
@thanate Would you be able to get online at all? We need weekly check-ins and communication with your partner.

I can do all that after August 12-or-so, but I won't have internet access before that.   :(  

Ok, eta... field testing emergency connectivity; maybe I won’t have to miss one of my favorite swaps.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on July 29, 2018 12:27:47 AM
Sign-ups are nearly over, I hope more of you choose to join in! :)  This should be loads of fun!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on July 29, 2018 03:02:57 AM
oooooh, I love this Hallooooweeeeeen thing.  Can I join?


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Sederick on July 29, 2018 10:40:46 AM
More more more!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on July 29, 2018 12:34:16 PM
I will have plenty of time for this one. Sending my info!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: gala_apples on July 29, 2018 03:52:39 PM
As soon as I get my swap package in the mail, I'll be joining. I love this swap!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on July 29, 2018 07:30:21 PM
Oh, I love this swap... I'm on the fence...


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on July 29, 2018 11:18:39 PM
@Quasior yes please join and send in your questionnaire! :)

@gala_apples I look forward to getting your questionnaire! :)

@Whistley I hope you join, this should be so much spooky fun!

Not long now!  I will be giving out partner assignments on the 1st!  Be sure to sign up by the 31st!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on July 30, 2018 04:38:44 AM
I just sent in my questionnaire :D please tell me if it went through or not, something hinky happened and it didn't want to send!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on July 30, 2018 05:42:15 AM
I’m in!



Sent from my phone so I can't be held responsible for grammatical and/or spelling errors!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: cadet120433 on July 30, 2018 11:21:29 AM
ugh this is so tempting!!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on July 30, 2018 03:31:25 PM
I caved. This and the mini 12 days of Christmas are becoming a tradition!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on July 30, 2018 10:12:07 PM
Just went and refreshed my memory of all the cool things Calixita and I swapped way back in 2012 for the 13 days of Halloween Swap.  I am still using quite a bit of the things she swapped me <3 The little bat jar I use for my Bass picks, for example.  We use the decor every year.  I looked over what I did send her too. It was a bigger swap, not a mini for that one...   So abso-frigging-lutely looking forwards to this years !!!
 This Haunted House was sooo fun to make


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on July 30, 2018 10:18:34 PM
These are awesome the T-Shirts she made for my entire (not small) fam

I still wear mine, and the black skull one (which is my partners but I love it) but the children are all outgrown theirs


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on July 31, 2018 12:10:19 AM
Got more swappers today!  Thanks to all who have joined so far!

@cadet120433 I hope you join us for some spooktacular fun!

@Quasior  Thanks for sharing your swap with us!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on July 31, 2018 06:41:34 PM
Sign-ups are now closed!  I will be sending partner assignments sometime tomorrow, as soon as I can. :)  Thanks to all who have joined!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 01, 2018 03:23:55 AM
Partners are assigned!  Start stormin' up ideas and get to crafting some spooky goodness!  :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on August 01, 2018 09:47:20 AM
Cool! Time to start stalking!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on August 01, 2018 07:12:46 PM
Checking in from the land of funny clothes & minimal internet.  I have my partner assignment, & this is going to be fun! :D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on August 02, 2018 11:11:41 AM
already started my list. even picked up some goodies at Michaels today. this is going to be fun!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 03, 2018 01:34:43 PM
I know I have lots of ideas a'brewin'!  Going to start picking up a few supplies soon and get to crafting! 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on August 04, 2018 03:41:32 AM
oooh, this is going to be fun, planning already because... I just cannot wait!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on August 08, 2018 03:59:39 AM
Checking in; still on vacation; have found a couple fun supplies. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on August 08, 2018 08:17:15 AM
I am making the hardest thing first and working my way down the list. I have this one thing I am working on , and a few ideas, but not a complete list of what I am doing because most of the stores don't have enough supplies yet.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on August 08, 2018 11:57:46 AM
Tried something new and it actually turned out pretty cool.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on August 08, 2018 03:13:39 PM
Tried something new and it actually turned out pretty cool.

Me too Whistley! I might just have to make one for myself even:)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 09, 2018 02:52:49 AM
Glad to hear that you all are crafting and trying new things!

 I'm still gathering the rest of my supplies this week and hopefully getting crafting time this weekend.  The last couple of days have been difficult because my husband got so sick he could barely breathe so I took him to the hospital.  Thankfully not pneumonia, just a really nasty case of bronchitis. He's breathing much better now.  I will start to focus again on my projects. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Sederick on August 09, 2018 09:08:03 AM
Making my list.. doing inventory.. love this swap



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: gala_apples on August 11, 2018 01:47:13 AM
it's been a while since I paper mached, but I think I'm gonna pull some of that out this weekend  :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on August 12, 2018 08:24:29 AM
Bummed I missed this swap! Hope the sign ups are longer next year, I was away at the wrong time! Can't wait to see all the excellent Halloween crafts. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on August 14, 2018 06:37:47 AM
I am home & finally have enough internet to look at pinterest!  Yay!  (Also, I am glad to see that the things I picked up on vacation do in fact suit my partner's style)  Time to lay out the giant brainstorming lists, in between loads of post-pennsic laundry.  :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on August 16, 2018 05:45:24 AM
Hey there, still alive in a manner of speaking  ;)
We just got sprung a surprise inspection - how fun.  Our house is sparkling though, and my crafting space is calling my name. 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 17, 2018 11:04:07 PM
Got more supplies today.  Used some coupons that were out.  I'm probably going to have to order a couple of things off Amazon and etsy very soon too.  Hope everyone is having fun crafting!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on August 18, 2018 10:42:37 AM
I'm finding most of my crafting is coming out of my stash. Yes, I have a lot of Halloween supplies. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on August 18, 2018 11:35:32 AM
using up stash is always good!

Michaeal's has some of their Halloween stuff up but I am waiting patiently for the Halloween themed paper craft stuff. I never thought I'd be saying that in August.... :D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 19, 2018 12:06:39 AM
Ohh, I have Halloween crafting supplies but they're in storage until my husband and I get an apartment or house to rent next month.  So I had to buy some supplies to use, but I should be able to use some from my stash when I get access to it. :)  I know there is one thing I need out of there for one little goodie I want to make for sure.

Michaels had some of their paper crafting stuff out at my store and it looks very vintage, I loved it.  I had to get myself a set of vintage style Halloween clear stamps to use for something soon.  Thank goodness for coupons!

SO excited about my projects- I'm going to be off 3 days this week, so lots of crafting time!

I have been watching the trees around me (lol) and noticed a tiny bit of color change in some of the leaves so you know what that means!  So ready for cooler weather and lovely fall leaves.

I hope everyone is having loads of spooktacular fun crafting!  When I'm crafting I like to listen to Halloween sounds and music, like the classic horror sounds tape you can find on youtube.





Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on August 19, 2018 05:59:25 AM
I saw some Halloween items in my local Wallyworld the other day. I bought a few decorations. Sam's Club has had a few Halloween cotumes and things for a while too. I bought some pretzels in a big plastic pumpkin for my son. I don't think I will ever be able to afford all the cool animatronic things (I really want the talking cauldron!). I am anxiously awaiting the opening of the Spirit store. So far most of my efforts have been stash but I have bought a few items.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on August 19, 2018 06:12:11 AM
The sad thing about this swap is how much great hallowe'en stuff goes on super sale the week after sendouts!  Our big box stores are still in back-to-school mode (since MD schools don't start until after labor day) but the craft stores have some fun stuff out.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on August 19, 2018 09:44:57 AM
Heads up: Dollar Tree (at least the ones near me) Have ornaments and things for Halloween Trees.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 23, 2018 01:43:21 PM
I managed to finish up a couple of projects on my days off this week.  :)  One project didn't take too long to do, the other one took much, much longer than I had anticipated. lol  I made something I have never made before but I think it turned out pretty good!  I had wanted to to tweak it to theme and it seemed to work!

Now that I've got some pieces done I just want to keep going but I need to sleep before going back to work tonight. lol  I am considering taking some bits for another project with me to get started if it is slow enough at work...

I hope everyone is having fun crafting their pieces for their partners!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on August 23, 2018 03:21:12 PM
I have finished my first (small) thing, gotten my first extras, and am now trying to balance my idea list against the constraints of shipping things to the other side of the planet.  


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: JoyfulClover on August 23, 2018 05:05:28 PM
I just wanted to pop in and say hi to Sederick! *waving*  Halloween always drags you back in, doesn't it?


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on August 24, 2018 07:19:37 PM
it's the weekend and I am looking forward to getting some craftin' done up here!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on August 25, 2018 06:11:45 AM
I finished my biggest thing, and completely botched 2 others. Back to the drawing board, I guess.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Sederick on August 26, 2018 06:35:23 PM
I just wanted to pop in and say hi to Sederick! *waving*  Halloween always drags you back in, doesn't it?

I know JoyfulClover right?? I never do any other ones.. since way back. :) Nice seeing you :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 27, 2018 02:29:37 PM
I got more ideas for some projects. Going to work on a couple today or tomorrow and get them finished.  I'm hoping to go thrifting this weekend if all goes well, not sure if I'll find anything for projects for this swap but we'll see!  I'm hoping to find some Halloweenie stuff for me at least. lol


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on August 29, 2018 03:47:22 PM
Drowning in back-to-school chaos, but still crafting.  (Apparently the school had so many late registrations that they added another class which my kid just got moved to-- we don't even met teachers until tomorrow, so this would be completely a non-issue if she hadn't previously been in the same class as her best friend.)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on August 29, 2018 05:02:35 PM
crafting away over here! just had a great idea for another gift and having fun planning it out.  ;)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 29, 2018 11:41:42 PM
The two ideas for projects I had recently seemed to turn out well!  So I am completely done with 4 projects, with 2 main projects to go and also some fun little extra projects to work on as well.  If I find anything to alter while thrifting this weekend then there will be more to come. lol  I may post a sneak peak soon, one of those with the super close-ups where you can't tell what anything is!  We can do that, right??   ;D






Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on August 30, 2018 05:57:46 AM
I may post a sneak peak soon, one of those with the super close-ups where you can't tell what anything is!  We can do that, right??   ;D

I hope so, since I was thinking about doing that, too! :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on August 30, 2018 08:22:02 AM
The two ideas for projects I had recently seemed to turn out well!  So I am completely done with 4 projects, with 2 main projects to go and also some fun little extra projects to work on as well.  If I find anything to alter while thrifting this weekend then there will be more to come. lol  I may post a sneak peak soon, one of those with the super close-ups where you can't tell what anything is!  We can do that, right??   ;D

I'm all for it. ;)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on August 30, 2018 02:21:57 PM
I'll try to post something in a day or two then.   :D

I went to Target today and they had a lot of Halloween stuff out so I bought up some fun goodies there!!  Waiting on a couple of other items for them to put out that I saw online that I want to get for this swap as well.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on August 30, 2018 05:44:32 PM
I bought a few supplies, more than I intended to because  I got a great idea.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: gala_apples on September 01, 2018 09:31:11 PM
I am so happy with something I completed today. I LOVE that feeling, of having a physical copy that looks exactly like what was in your brain. I try not to be a perfectionist, and accept the turn out of the things I make, but wow is it nice when it's perfect.  ;D Every time I walk by it on the table it makes me smile.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on September 03, 2018 06:43:22 AM
Just calling in to say HI!  I'm gathering and brewing up some crafty goodness  ;)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on September 07, 2018 06:45:08 AM
checking in. I went ahead and wrapped some things I have finished. I found the perfect box to send everything in (a swap unicorn for all my fellow frequent swappers!). I seem to have misplaced my hot glue gun so I am at a standstill until  I can go get another one.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on September 07, 2018 06:56:00 AM
I just dropped off my daughter for her "staggered entry" first day of Kindergarten, & as expected she was nervous until she got within sight of all the other kids & then everything was fine.  Now I am trying to decide if I want to be terribly productive or lie on the floor and stare at the ceiling all day. 

But I have a bunch of bits of projects almost ready to assemble, so the crafting continues! :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on September 07, 2018 04:17:26 PM
I am wrapping up my stuff as well. Lucky find rantyhippie!  I am on the look our for that perfect box too. :o I went kind of crazy picking up little things here and there and now I have to decide how I want to dole them out for each day. Also, I can't make the box too heavy since it is going to Canada!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on September 10, 2018 01:49:40 PM
I took a crafting break to deal with life stuff but I'm going to finish up my last projects soon. I've been picking up some store bought items for non-crafty days during this time. I have some odd shaped items that I need to figure out how to wrap as well. I hope everyone is doing well and having lots of fun with this swap!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on September 12, 2018 03:27:28 PM
SENT!

The goods are on their way to our friend gala_apples way up north (from me anyway ;))! Here's to safe and speedy travel!



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on September 12, 2018 06:50:20 PM
Yikes! I better up my crafting speed!  ;)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on September 13, 2018 05:13:37 PM
Checking in. I haven't gotten any crafting done, but my kids have their Halloween costumes.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on September 14, 2018 05:00:15 AM
Oh, gosh; my kid can't decide what she *wants* for her halloween costume.  Or at least she has six different ideas...

I have been stalking the halloween stores and being totally uninspired by what they have so far, so my package may end up more than half crafted.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: gala_apples on September 15, 2018 11:25:07 PM
I am NOT ready to mail out to curiousfae, but I am getting things accomplished, and am very pleased with most of it.  :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on September 16, 2018 07:57:25 AM
any sort of 'due date' drives me nuts. like literally. it's a problem. it's part of my impatience, anxiety and control issues that i finish so early. usually i just sit on the finished package and send closer to the date but this time i sent early since it is going international and sometimes that can be a few weeks delivery time. although, i used UPS this time and dang but if they said it's slated to deliver tomorrow! :o

so it's not to make anyone feel anxious for not sending yet. it's my stupid neuroses.  :-[


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on September 18, 2018 10:58:21 AM
I'm pretty close to being ready to send.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on September 18, 2018 04:07:47 PM
Still crafting away, and I have found a few things worth buying that don't look impossible to send across the planet.   :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: gala_apples on September 19, 2018 06:54:34 PM
I had a huge fail today, and have to scrap one of the projects I had planned.  :( Hopefully i can come up with another good idea, and quick.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on September 21, 2018 09:53:19 PM
I'm still here everyone!  Work and life has been exhausting me so I haven't been online.  I've got to get back to crafting but my timing has been off due to life/work.  I may have to send closer to the deadline than I originally wanted to. :(  We will see though.

I'm starting the gallery this weekend just so I remember to.  I know we won't be opening goodies for a while. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Sederick on September 22, 2018 10:26:01 AM
Im Still here and alive!! Just checking in.. busy busy

Boo


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on September 29, 2018 02:24:42 PM
Checking in, international send-outs are next week (eep!) but I think I'm in the finishing & rounding up stuff stage. 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on September 29, 2018 07:47:53 PM
Still here. Packing up to send.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on September 30, 2018 09:03:16 AM
it's getting closer.....


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: gala_apples on September 30, 2018 04:47:21 PM
I have four projects and a few extras completed, and nine projects one step from done. As long as I can keep knocking those one steps off, I should still be sending on time. (One day early, actually, Wednesday works better for me for mailing than Thursday)  ;D


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on September 30, 2018 06:01:45 PM
Almost done!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on October 04, 2018 02:01:28 AM
Still here guys!  Just still having some major personal issues!  That is life!  I still plan to send by the 11th. Have to finish the last of my crafting this weekend. I just hope my swap is comparable, I always get nervous about that.

Haven't had time to get the gallery started yet, but I'll get it up by Monday.

Hope everyone is having a great time!!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on October 06, 2018 11:06:26 AM
Sent!  Here are a couple teasers while we wait:



Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Sederick on October 07, 2018 10:18:03 AM
SOOO CLOSSEEE


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on October 08, 2018 08:49:30 AM
Ooooo, fun teasers @thanate!!  Can't wait to see what you put together for your swap partner!

On top of everything else going on I have been terribly sick with both a nasty chest cold and stomach bug since Thursday night!  Great timing, eh? lol  Don't worry, I wasn't touching anything when I was sick, don't want to spread anything around.  I'm mostly better now, not contagious.

  I'm working to get everything finished up and wrapped/packaged this week and sent right on the 11th!  I'm caffeinated and ready to get some of the last stuff done today and tomorrow.  Need to hit the store for a few of the last purchased goodies.

  Haha, I know it is kind of late, but considering the shape of a couple of things I'm kind of wondering how I'm going to wrap it. lol  Guess I need to be looking for the right size boxes or something to use!

Getting the gallery up and running probably this evening or first thing in the morning when I have more time.

I really hope everyone has been having a fun time with this swap!  Happy Spooktober everyone!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Sederick on October 10, 2018 07:17:39 PM
So I have one more thing so close to done and then I need to send. I am putting it out here that I will be sending a day late and that has never happened before. I am so sorry. At this position nt is is because I need to find the stuff to ship in!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on October 11, 2018 11:08:59 AM
I am so excited to see this gallery!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on October 11, 2018 03:44:40 PM
I sent today, hope my partner gets it soon!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: noxluff on October 12, 2018 07:56:01 AM
@Sederick Thanks for making note in the forum post that you are having to send a day late.  It happens sometimes.  I had a LOT of trouble finding boxes and things to get my stuff wrapped in.  I had to wrap 2 items really ugly just because they were so fragile and bulky and I couldn't find the right shape box to put them in.

I sent yesterday as planned.  It was quite rough getting everything packaged and wrapped.  I just hope everything makes it there safely!


I finally got the gallery up!  You are all welcome to claim your spot for posting your spooky goodies during the countdown.  Please keep your gifts on one post that you will update during the countdown so we can keep it organized.  :)  The countdown starts on the 19th for the 13 Days of Halloween!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456212.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456212.0)

I can't wait to see what all of you have put together!





Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rantyhippie on October 12, 2018 10:49:31 AM
I sent yesterday. My daughter thought the receipt was a toy, so I had to hunt it down.


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on October 16, 2018 07:23:43 PM
Has other swappers besides thanate and I gotten their packages???


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on October 17, 2018 01:22:57 PM
I have! ;D I am waiting to take it all out to photograph because I have kids and I don't want the beautiful packages to disappear. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on October 17, 2018 03:49:11 PM
I got mine too! Just waiting patiently to open up all the goodies:)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on October 18, 2018 03:30:20 AM
YAY!! So close, for me tomorrow (Its night for me so only one sleep!!!)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on October 22, 2018 07:22:08 AM
Hey, does everyone have a spot in the gallery thread?  Can we start commenting on things there without messing up the picture posts? 

(Quasior-- I didn't realize I'd wrapped all the storebought stuff for the first days-- there is crafted stuff in there, I promise!)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Whistley on October 22, 2018 04:22:36 PM
Hey, does everyone have a spot in the gallery thread?  Can we start commenting on things there without messing up the picture posts? 


By my count all 8 of us have spots in the gallery thread. I think it's safe to start commenting there. :)


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: curiousfae on October 22, 2018 05:31:30 PM
oh good. i was wondering about this too. thanks!


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: Quasior on October 23, 2018 09:26:13 PM
(Quasior-- I didn't realize I'd wrapped all the storebought stuff for the first days-- there is crafted stuff in there, I promise!)
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No worries :D I thought there would be.  OMG just opened up the patches I'm in love gunna sort them today!!!!  and my little Loki helped me open up the package because the kidlets were busy, so I will post a little pic story once it's made


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: thanate on November 12, 2018 07:30:04 PM
Hi, all-- just FYI I posted a helpdesk ticket about getting us feedback for this swap, since noxluff hasn't been on craftster since she posted her last photos on November 1st. 


Title: Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 (Sign Up 7/25-7/31, Send Outs 10/4-10/11)
Post by: rackycoo on November 13, 2018 08:26:35 AM
Hi, all-- just FYI I posted a helpdesk ticket about getting us feedback for this swap, since noxluff hasn't been on craftster since she posted her last photos on November 1st. 

Thanks for bringing that to our attention, thanate! Since everyone has sent, I am going to give everyone positive feedback at this time. I checked your gallery, looks like you all took good care of each other! :)