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Title: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Smmarrt on September 22, 2018 10:48:54 AM


Swap name: Mini Prayer Flags
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 9/22 - 9/29/18
Date to send item by: 10/24/18

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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 Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Mini prayer flags - everything small is fun, right? You will make 3 mini prayer flags. The finished size should be at least 4" x 6" but no larger than 5" x 7". You will keep one flag and send the other two to your partner. Your partner will keep one and abandon one in the world.

The base can be fabric with any kind of embellishment - paint, buttons, paper, more fabric, ribbon, yarn, beads, photos, felt, and the list goes on. The same basic instructions for making flags apply* - add a rod pocket at the top so the flag can be hung from a twig or a dowel. You do NOT have to send the twig or dowel!

The three flags do not have to be copies - you can repeat colors, fabric, or embellishments to make a set but it is not necessary.

*If your finished flag is 4" by 6", you should start with fabric that measures 4" by 9" - the extra 3" makes the rod pocket.

Please post a comment in the discussion thread once a week or so - that way we can all keep in touch with each others' progress. Thank you.


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Mini Prayer Flags
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)
Any allergies?
Any allergens?
Link to Pinterest:
Anything else you need to share?

Please list 4 - 8 themes for your flags:
1.
2.
3.
4.


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


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


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Smmarrt on September 22, 2018 10:49:31 AM
Mini Prayer Flag makers:

1. Smmarrt
2. loves2experiment
3. quaggy
4. kayrun
5. TAOJ
6. cmarion3
7. Rosie1981
8. Renstar
9. craftylittlemonkey
10. thanate
11. crescentfresh
12. crafty-becky

PARTNERS:

Renstar>><<crafty-becky
kayrun>><<cmarion3
TAOJ>><<thanate
craftylittlemonkey>><<Smmarrt
quaggy>><<Rosie1981
loves2experiment>><<crescentfresh


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Smmarrt on September 22, 2018 10:52:45 AM
NOTE: I am traveling October 31 - November 11. I am going to an art show in Amsterdam with stops in London and possibly Paris so I will not be able to much updating during those days, If this is a problem for you and your other swaps, maybe wait and I will host a second round in January.

The fun part - I could abandon the flag I receive in one of these cities!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Renstar on September 22, 2018 11:16:13 AM
Yeeeessss, I so need to be in on this. All my prayer flags have broken their string in the yard because of the weather we've had this last few days, nowhere near as bad as other places, but I think it's part of the same tropical storm.

I think some have even been attacked by evil slugs.  (I have a fear of slugs)

I will fill out my questionnaire tomorrow.



Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 22, 2018 11:30:36 AM
I am going to wait until the last minute to sign up to make sure some parcels I've sent get to their destinations OK first.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: quaggy on September 22, 2018 11:38:13 AM
I am in info will be sent later today


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: loves2experiment on September 22, 2018 11:54:33 AM
I love the idea of abandoning small prayer flags.  Will send in my signup later  :)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: kayrun on September 22, 2018 02:37:54 PM
This sounds like fun -- hopefully I could use felt or some other easy to hand sew
fabric to make the flags?  Haven't used the machine in a long time, and it's boxed up   ::)



Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Smmarrt on September 22, 2018 02:59:38 PM
This sounds like fun -- hopefully I could use felt or some other easy to hand sew
fabric to make the flags?  Haven't used the machine in a long time, and it's boxed up   ::)



Yes use felt! Or burlap, ribbon, canvas, or ??


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 22, 2018 03:13:54 PM
This sounds like fun -- hopefully I could use felt or some other easy to hand sew
fabric to make the flags?  Haven't used the machine in a long time, and it's boxed up   ::)



Yes use felt! Or burlap, ribbon, canvas, or ??

Fusible interfacing will stick fabric to other fabric, no stitching required at all. Brads, buttons, staples, rivets, so many ways to attach all the things. These lovely works of art are literally endless possibility.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: cmarion3 on September 22, 2018 04:35:22 PM
Ooo sounds fun. But I am in the midst of Halloween crafting. But I'll Wembly a bit on this for a while.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: kayrun on September 22, 2018 09:01:51 PM
Ooh, I like the idea of burlap or the fusible interfacing...is that the stuff they used to call stitch witchery?


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 22, 2018 09:03:18 PM
Yes! I just used some to fuse sheets of paper together. That stuff is amazing.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: seeuudee on September 23, 2018 09:33:16 AM
Not had chance to do any crafting recently, this seems like the perfect swap to get my crafting mojo back  :)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Smmarrt on September 23, 2018 10:32:52 AM
I forgot to add (and I will to the first post) that the 3 flags do not have to be the same. You can repeat fabric, colors, or elements to make a set, but it is not necessary.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: quaggy on September 24, 2018 03:49:59 AM
Info has been sent!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: TAOJ on September 24, 2018 09:34:26 AM
I've been (im)patiently waiting for this swap  ;D  I have so many ideas swirling around in my head and I'm sure once I get my partners themes that there will be even more.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: cmarion3 on September 24, 2018 02:44:52 PM
Signed up. FLAGS!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Smmarrt on September 24, 2018 09:14:12 PM
Yay - I'm happy to see some old friends/swappers join in.

And I love to see the themes - gets my old, tired brain a'working!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 25, 2018 05:07:47 AM
Whew, it's been a long time sine I filled up all my swap spots & wished there were more. Items have arrived at destinations & organizers are kindly giving early feed back so I can do this one, yay!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Rosie1981 on September 25, 2018 09:04:03 AM
Thanks for the invite, I love prayer flags!  Sending in my Q now.  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Renstar on September 25, 2018 01:26:22 PM
Questionnaire sent :)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: kayrun on September 25, 2018 01:33:06 PM
wow, signups are really hopping!
nice to see a decent crowd in this swap   ;D

I'm already panicking about being able to come up with good ideas
for my partner's themes.....hopefully our lovely organizer won't mind
answering any & all questions I may have after partners are matched!!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 25, 2018 02:05:13 PM
Oh, don't panic. You can totally do this! Flags in the past have run the gamut of style and techniques. You simply can't go wrong with this swap, I promise it will be fun :).

Here are the themes I listed in my Q:

1. Nature (creatures, weather, plants, mythological forest beings, rainbows)
2. Slow stitch/boro
3. giraffes (for my mom)
4. USE THE GOOD BEADS, etc! Send me your most precious hoarded stash items on a flag, like so: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454798.msg5487369#msg5487369

I want to note, I would also be thrilled to receive artist's choice. Yay flags!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: Smmarrt on September 25, 2018 03:46:25 PM
wow, signups are really hopping!
nice to see a decent crowd in this swap   ;D

I'm already panicking about being able to come up with good ideas
for my partner's themes.....hopefully our lovely organizer won't mind
answering any & all questions I may have after partners are matched!!


I am happy to answer any and all questions. I have only made one set of three - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454828.0

I put one in my book bag in May to abandon and it's still there. I will try to do that this week. I have one hanging in my apartment, and I gave the 3rd one to my mom.

I think if you approach it like you approach Teesha Moore patches or the 4" x 6" Art swap, you'll be okay. You are going to either make 3 similar items or 3 completely different things. I do think It will only take about an hour to make each one - it depends how much stitching/beading/embellishing you do.

And remember - these are smaller than the 5" x 8" ones we make for the regular prayer flag swap.

I'm excited!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: loves2experiment on September 25, 2018 04:22:01 PM
I'm really excited about this swap. 
Might have to make a couple of test mini prayer flags while we wait to find out who we're crafting for  :)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: thanate on September 26, 2018 12:46:16 PM
Sent my info, utterly forgot to add "little good things" to my theme list.  Although I did mention that any of the themes I've posted in the Ongoing ATC swap are fair game also... :)

1. paleo/cave art creatures, see: https://www.pinterest.com/interfacemasque/doggerland-paleoart/
2. white oak &/or related ecosystem
3. patchwork
4. labyrinths
5. tree of life


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: kayrun on September 26, 2018 12:59:25 PM
I'm really excited about this swap. 
Might have to make a couple of test mini prayer flags while we wait to find out who we're crafting for  :)

yes!
a very good idea....I was just thinking along those lines!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 26, 2018 01:08:26 PM
Practically everything I make is a practice for this sort of swap, haha. I am getting lots of practice lately ;).


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign up Sept. 22 - 29//Send out Oct. 24
Post by: crescentfresh on September 26, 2018 08:50:24 PM
Joining!
Getting back into my crafting season, finally ;D


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29
Post by: Smmarrt on September 28, 2018 09:37:32 PM
I updated the first post - please try to comment in this thread once a week or so during the crafting period. This lets me and your swap partner know how you're progressing. You can discuss any obstacles that crop up or ask questions.

The choice of themes is wide and varied - from kindness to ancient/antique, nature, meditation and positivity. This is going to be fun!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: crafty-becky on September 29, 2018 09:23:19 PM
I'm excited to join this swap!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on September 30, 2018 10:59:21 AM
oooh, just noticed the date --
partner matching should be soon, eh?
 ;D


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Smmarrt on September 30, 2018 11:04:08 AM
Working on it right now.
Info in a few minutes.

Thanks for your patience.
Partners are posted on the first page.

Please remember - you are making 3 mini flags. You keep one and you send the other 2 to your partner. Your partner will keep one and abandon one. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SEND A DOWEL OR OTHER HANGING BITS.

It is not a requirement but it would be awesome/cool/fantastic if you post a photo of the abandonment.

Have fun and let's make some flags!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on September 30, 2018 03:42:21 PM
Partners! Yay! Fun swap and fun concept. Not to stalking and ideas. Fun.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on September 30, 2018 05:27:31 PM
yay, partners!
always fun to swap with someone new  :)



Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: thanate on September 30, 2018 05:50:10 PM
Yay partners!  I have a few ideas for my partner's themes, although they are going to have to sit for a week while I finish up halloween swaps. 


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on September 30, 2018 07:47:18 PM
Hey partner super excited to be swapping with you!  Off to do some stalking


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: loves2experiment on September 30, 2018 08:09:08 PM
Yay!  Can't wait to start crafting for my partner  :D


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Rosie1981 on October 01, 2018 09:57:26 AM
Whoo hoo! Can't wait to get crafting.  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 02, 2018 12:07:20 PM
Yay partners!  I have a few ideas for my partner's themes, although they are going to have to sit for a week while I finish up halloween swaps. 

I'm in the same boat -- gotta finish up some other stuff first, but in the meantime I can ponder
& create in my mind's eye  :)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: loves2experiment on October 03, 2018 03:32:49 AM
Whoo hoo!  I had a rather productive evening and finished my first mini prayer flag ;D
Now I need inspiration for the other two...hmm.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: crescentfresh on October 03, 2018 07:19:30 PM
This process is super fun, I'm almost done with #1!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on October 04, 2018 04:31:08 PM
3 day weekend coming up so I hope to get these done!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 05, 2018 08:26:59 AM
Jealous of that three day weekend, alas, I don't' get this one. I haven't even started, though I do have some vague ideas floating in my head...but then I always do. I am making a rainbow for a scarecrow installation for our main street. So bits of that may end up in everyone's flag. We'll see.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: TAOJ on October 05, 2018 10:28:52 AM
I have ideas going around my head, but haven't had a chance to start due to a death in the family.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: thanate on October 05, 2018 11:37:59 AM
I have ideas going around my head, but haven't had a chance to start due to a death in the family.

Oh no!  All the sympathies.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 05, 2018 01:04:27 PM
Oh, thatnate!  I am so very sorry for your loss!  ((((HUGS))))


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Renstar on October 06, 2018 09:32:42 AM
I haven't started yet but I'm going to do some research this weekend


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 06, 2018 10:32:09 AM
I have ideas going around my head, but haven't had a chance to start due to a death in the family.

TAOJ, I'm sorry for your loss.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Smmarrt on October 07, 2018 10:20:19 AM
Take care, TAOJ and take the time you need for yourself and your family.


Hope everyone else is doing well - I hope to get these started this week. I was looking for ______________ and then I realized I have some at school so I will go searching tomorrow. We do have to work - it is not a holiday for us.  >:(


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 07, 2018 12:40:44 PM
made a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday, so now I'm "full up" on supplies....
just gotta get to crafting!
Sure glad there's a long crafting period for this one....keeps the stress level low!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 07, 2018 03:37:36 PM
I just finished another swap, so time to get thinkin' on this one. We went canoeing today, October and 80 degree weather in Connecticut,  what a treat.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 09, 2018 07:14:56 PM
Saddened to hear of your loss TAOJ, condolences to you and your family.

As pertains to the swap, is anybody else frozen with choice paralysis? Smmarrt your pins are too good! I have so many ideas that it's near impossible to settle on any one or even three. There have been a lot of of false starts but hopefully I can get this project in hand and do a little actual work beyond the spinny planning stage. One of the kids is sick so I may be playing nursemaid tomorrow but we'll see if I can get some stitching done in between mommying. 


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: TAOJ on October 10, 2018 07:05:38 AM
Thank you all for the sympathy messages.

I'm back home now and think I'll start to gather supplies today.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Smmarrt on October 10, 2018 01:11:18 PM
Saddened to hear of your loss TAOJ, condolences to you and your family.

As pertains to the swap, is anybody else frozen with choice paralysis? Smmarrt your pins are too good! I have so many ideas that it's near impossible to settle on any one or even three. There have been a lot of of false starts but hopefully I can get this project in hand and do a little actual work beyond the spinny planning stage. One of the kids is sick so I may be playing nursemaid tomorrow but we'll see if I can get some stitching done in between mommying. 

Sorry! I'm totally flexible so do what makes you happy - I know I will love it!
I have all the elements I need - I just need some time!



Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 10, 2018 01:26:08 PM
I just let ideas muddle around in my mind. Do a bit of pinterest digging, image searching, sleep on it...lots. And then something pops into my mind. I find a sense of urgency (like a mail by date) is wonderfully inspiring. A lot of the stress comes from trying to wow my partner, but then I realize that we all wow each other no matter what we send. I simply do my best and send. We are our own worst critics. Sometimes I have to start something and have it go all wrong to come up with a better idea.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 10, 2018 01:35:39 PM
Saddened to hear of your loss TAOJ, condolences to you and your family.

As pertains to the swap, is anybody else frozen with choice paralysis? Smmarrt your pins are too good! I have so many ideas that it's near impossible to settle on any one or even three. There have been a lot of of false starts but hopefully I can get this project in hand and do a little actual work beyond the spinny planning stage. One of the kids is sick so I may be playing nursemaid tomorrow but we'll see if I can get some stitching done in between mommying. 

Sorry! I'm totally flexible so do what makes you happy - I know I will love it!
I have all the elements I need - I just need some time!



It is a really good problem to have ;).


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: loves2experiment on October 10, 2018 01:42:20 PM
This is supposed to be a stress-free swap, right?  :)

I found inspiration for the mini prayer flags in my swap partner's Pinterest boards and rummaging thru my stash of crafty bits and bobs.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: crafty-becky on October 10, 2018 03:55:15 PM
Finished one swap, now I can work on this one! Going to be fun!!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: thanate on October 10, 2018 04:27:02 PM
Started working on things this afternoon, but I couldn't decide which bits to use for one or my ideas, so I may end up with a double-sided flag. 


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Smmarrt on October 10, 2018 10:46:03 PM
 
Quote
Sometimes I have to start something and have it go all wrong to come up with a better idea.

I agree - I sometimes have 3 or 4 beginnings before I find my path!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Renstar on October 10, 2018 10:48:16 PM
I'm on my last day of holiday, but have been stalking. Have plenty of ideas that I hope to put into action over the weekend. Looking forward to it  :)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on October 12, 2018 07:02:07 AM
I moved this swap to the back burner as I am trying to complete a large for another swap.  I may start on it when I finish stage 2 of my large which may be this weekend!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 12, 2018 02:07:01 PM
I have been knitting & crocheting little pieces to add to my flags....
here's hoping I'll have time to start assembling Sunday!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 15, 2018 05:57:53 AM
One done...well, the basics done. I have a bit of embellishing to do. I like what I've done so far so will keep going with two more. I went with the smaller size and it's fun to work that small. A challenge, but fun.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on October 15, 2018 09:21:41 AM
Slow but I have started


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: thanate on October 15, 2018 10:55:08 AM
I have one done, and two mostly done, I think.  Also I might have gotten carried away and made about 4 more that aren't for the swap.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 15, 2018 12:33:03 PM
LOL thanate, you did get carried away!
Mine are on hold while I take a quick trip, but planning to finish up over the weekend


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 15, 2018 01:48:31 PM
thanate, I always make some for me. I can't seem to stop when I create prayer flags. I have quite a display of full-sized flags, from swaps, workshops and just because I always make at least one extra (or two, or three).

I can't wait to start a mini flag display.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Rosie1981 on October 18, 2018 11:16:41 AM
I should have them done this weekend.  :D


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 18, 2018 12:20:56 PM
I have two done and the third is just waiting for some sewing time...maybe tonight. I'm thinking of making more for a holiday fair. I do like the little size, it's sweet and delicate and just plain endearing.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Smmarrt on October 19, 2018 12:01:22 PM
My pieces are all cut - just need assemblage time.
Hope to get them in the mail tomorrow.

Hope all is going well with the rest of you!

Send out day is next Wednesday 10/24 - let us know how you're doing.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Renstar on October 20, 2018 06:47:57 AM
I am in progress, hoping to get them done this weekend


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on October 20, 2018 07:51:03 AM
I too should finish this weekend.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 20, 2018 08:02:46 AM
I managed to uncover the floor of the studio. That counts, right? LOL
I will likely be working right to the deadline, mostly because I've been such a messy Marvin & can't find a thing, ha.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: TAOJ on October 20, 2018 09:12:52 AM
I am finished my partners, just need to mail and work on mine.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 20, 2018 12:05:00 PM
Finished. Spent a while deciding which to send and which to keep. Hard. But all done and ready to go. I still need to address the envelope, but it should go out on Monday. I had this weekend as the deadline because I have a big company meeting and I'll be out of town next week. So Yay!!!! Done!!!!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 20, 2018 03:44:53 PM
still working.....


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: crafty-becky on October 20, 2018 08:49:54 PM
Working on mine. They are coming along.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 22, 2018 03:13:08 PM
yippee!  once I actually started on the assembling, it came together quickly....
mine are really simple, since I barely know what I'm doing at this point  :)

Hopefully my partner & someone who sees the abandoned one will be happy~

(and I must confess that I still need to work on mine, just wanted to get the other 2 out
the door on time!)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on October 22, 2018 04:36:21 PM
My 2 send flags are on their way to my partner!  Still have to work on mine but I know what I am doing and BF is having surgery tomorrow so hoping while I wait I can work on my flag. Will send mailing info shortly.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Renstar on October 23, 2018 03:24:13 AM
My partner's 2 have been posted today. Mine is still under its invisible cloak, I haven't started it


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 23, 2018 12:05:26 PM
My partner's 2 have been posted today. Mine is still under its invisible cloak, I haven't started it

I like that phrase about the cloak!
That's where mine is also   ;D

Mailed the other 2 today


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on October 23, 2018 04:21:41 PM
The one I made for me is posted in the gallery!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 24, 2018 12:56:46 PM
So this is happening. It's a rotating strike, things will just be slower.


May their union be granted a speedy victory!



Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Rosie1981 on October 24, 2018 07:14:24 PM
I circled the wrong date for send outs  :'(
Iíll have them in the mail in the morning, sorry Quaggy.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: quaggy on October 24, 2018 07:24:12 PM
No worries.....


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 25, 2018 02:42:35 PM
my flags arrived!!
and they are just lovely~~

photos to come


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on October 25, 2018 04:38:41 PM
Mine too. Kayrun and I  timed it perfectly.

I'll have to dig out a camera tomorrow as my cell phone is crushed..and is two states away. Lost, run over, and found.

But these flags make up for it.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 26, 2018 08:57:24 AM
Mine too. Kayrun and I  timed it perfectly.

I'll have to dig out a camera tomorrow as my cell phone is crushed..and is two states away. Lost, run over, and found.

But these flags make up for it.

Good heavens, I hate to hear about your cell phone!
I actually managed to take a quick pic before packaging, so I'm happy to post that....
Now I need to grab my phone & follow through with these pics!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on October 26, 2018 09:57:06 AM
I had one question for those of you who use glue to attach items to
fabric flags....
what is the best kind?  I had an old bottle of something called "Tacky", I think,
but I wasn't sure it was actually adhering enough.
Would love suggestions for future flags!


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 26, 2018 10:01:36 AM
That E-6000 stuff won't melt in the rain and sticks things solid after it's dried. Hot glue where appropriate, it does peel away from some things so I am careful where I use that. I fuse fabric and paper with fusible webbing but will often stitch round the edges as well just to be sure. Staples, wire, buttons, rivets or brads, whatever works and you've got to hand is probably just fine in the end.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: Smmarrt on October 26, 2018 12:21:28 PM
I use Aleene's Tacky Glue and Fabric-Tac. I wait for a coupon to the local fabric store and buy glue then.

I glued and sewed the flags I made for this round - I added buttons but wasn't able to sew the rod pocket completely. You'll see what I mean eventually. This set of flags was only one layer of fabric so that's why I used glue. On other prayer flags I've made, I used two pieces of fabric so I was able to sew more and use less glue.


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 31, 2018 12:23:14 PM
I received! Sending pm's & posting pics as soon as I locate the gallery :D


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: kayrun on November 01, 2018 12:50:25 PM
thanks for the glue suggestsions!

I just came across this which I might try in the future (no ironing) and maybe
some stitching on the edges just to be sure
https://www.quiltingcompany.com/store/peel-n-stick-fabric-fuse (https://www.quiltingcompany.com/store/peel-n-stick-fabric-fuse)


Title: Re: Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18
Post by: cmarion3 on November 02, 2018 11:05:50 AM
thanks for the glue suggestsions!

I just came across this which I might try in the future (no ironing) and maybe
some stitching on the edges just to be sure
https://www.quiltingcompany.com/store/peel-n-stick-fabric-fuse (https://www.quiltingcompany.com/store/peel-n-stick-fabric-fuse)

Boy, did I need this when I had boy and girl scouts!