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Title: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 02, 2019 08:52:30 PM


Claim thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457671.0

Welcome to round 152 gallery and discussion :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 03, 2019 12:33:10 AM
Hooray, another round! Just sent in my questionnaire.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 03, 2019 01:11:17 PM
Thanks for hosting another round kartiana! I have other commitments, but it is nice to see it still going!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 03, 2019 03:34:15 PM
Ok, I'm back in. Thanks for hosting, kartiana! :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Averia on March 03, 2019 03:54:02 PM
Will send questionnaire later, but I am in!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Averia on March 05, 2019 06:29:04 PM
Questionnaire sent - I don't suppose anyone would be interested in a supply claim of 6 100g skeins of Deramores Tweedy DK yarn in Penunia Blast? Trying to clean out my craft room and I am so not a yarny. I had thought it a lovely color at one time - the pink has a lot of purple tone to it so it isn't a really pinky pink if that makes sense? please don't say you want it if you don't, not trying to guilt anyone into accepting a package that wouldn't be loved, just you know on my mind as I am cleaning


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 05, 2019 08:46:05 PM
You guys are all so nice and you're welcome for organizing  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 08, 2019 09:26:48 AM
Hi, all-- are we just slow to get started, or do I need to add more things to my list?


Title: Re: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 08, 2019 09:43:18 AM
Hi, all-- are we just slow to get started, or do I need to add more things to my list?

Might just be off to a slow start but add more if you want, couldnít hurt ;) Iíve been thinking of claiming you but I donít want you to get sick of packages from me  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 10, 2019 09:41:35 AM
Happy daylight savings day!  :P :P :P My husband was kind enough to wake me up early incase I forgot and had a class/rehearsal to go to  ::) Very thoughtful of him if I had, but I don't, and now I'm up  :P

Our swap only has five people signed up right now but we are going at a snail's pace (not your fault thanate)... I was thinking it would be a good idea for us to all list some things we can make to give everyone more ideas for their wish lists  :) In the hopes of jump starting a conversation and hopefully get some crafting going  :D You can also list any supplies you'd like to pass along  :)

I love making mixed paper journals just about any day of the week  :) and I got a serger for Christmas that I am obsessed with (I even find myself using it when I don't need to...) I'm getting better at straight stitching and want more practice with curves so if anyone wants washcloths I'd love to make some more  :D I also like making fabric gift bags (nothing fancy mind you).

Some other things I can make if I dig out the supplies and/or re-teach myself: Gift cards, recycled paper envelopes (out of old calendars, junk mail, etc) for gift cards or ATCs, crochet soap scrap pouch (I don't know what it's called, but its a small drawstring pouch for soap slivers so you can use them longer), and I'm sure I'll think of more after I post this  :D

Does anyone have a pin board of things they've made? I recently started one: https://www.pinterest.com/reinikka/made-by-me/ (https://www.pinterest.com/reinikka/made-by-me/) (definitely need to ad more to it). And I've also started my blog again to document my crafting: https://kaisa-reinikka.blogspot.com/ (https://kaisa-reinikka.blogspot.com/)

Now it's your turn! Brag about what you can do  :D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 11, 2019 06:49:43 AM
I just added a few more things to my list, in case that helps.

I do machine embroidery (everyone knows that by now, right?) which works well for small sewn things & tiny plushies and barrettes and charms and patches and patterned things to sew on whatever, and sometimes notecards or other papercraft-adjacent things.  I have lots of fabric of various sorts that could maybe use a home where it'll get used, a huge inherited stash of 1990s crochet & craft magazines from my grandmother, and too many miscellaneous craft/sewing/pattern design books.  I make tiny jointed paper dolls, various sewn things, occasional jewelry & bead embroidery.  And some other random stuff once in a while. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Averia on March 11, 2019 07:06:36 AM
Your list is fine to me, i just have 2 packages to get finished for other swaps right now so must wait a little longer to claim


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 11, 2019 08:06:06 AM
No worries-- I'm just going by the rule about adding more things if you don't get picked in a week. :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 12, 2019 12:25:38 AM
I'm also still working on my claim from last round plus a few other projects, but I'm getting there.

What I can do:
Jewelry! I love to make jewelry of course, both the seed bead things as well as other techniques, stamped metal jewelry, chainmaille (easy projects though).
I just discovered ATCs and pocket letters, those are so much fun!
Sewing is fine, useful & practical things so far mostly.
Cross stitch and embroidery.
Love miniatures & tiny things in general!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: audio on March 13, 2019 05:09:58 PM
I decided to join!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 16, 2019 09:31:23 PM
Time for a check-in  :D :D :D

What do you have to be happy about or celebrate this week?

I just got a new job dropped in my lap that is PERFECT for me  :D Very part-time/as-needed at the community theater where I love to volunteer already  :D I'm going in on Monday for the details. I just happened to mention that I was thinking about looking for a part-time job and they have one available to offer me  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 18, 2019 11:56:35 AM
That sounds awesome, kartiana! 

I have a soapmaking class on Wednesday evening (the middle week of 3 in the local maker space) and I might have ordered too many interesting molds to play with! 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 18, 2019 12:55:52 PM
That job sounds really perfect Kartiana, way to go!

This week I'm really looking forward to be doing some crafting with my kids, one at a time thanks to scheduling Ė the two of them together tend to play really well most of the time, but there have been some epic clashes recently.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 25, 2019 02:07:48 PM
Woo hoo! Two claims in one day!  :D

Friendly reminder to everyone that posting in the discussion thread (here) once a week is part of the swap participation.  ;) You can respond to my prompt or just let us know you're still around  :)

What is everyone up to this week?

I'm heading into the second week of tech for a show I'm in that is opening Friday  :D

What about you,  Grab a coffee, veghorsegirl, anna.wahnsinn, thanate, Averia, and audio ?  ;D


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: audio on March 25, 2019 03:15:26 PM
not up to much, mostly chores, taking care of davey and crafting!!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 25, 2019 05:00:21 PM
Still here, slightly distracted by garden things in the nice weather.  Need to finish up my claim for Audio and get it in the mail, since Wednesday I'm chaperoning my child's field trip with some ridiculously large number of kindergarteners. 


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: fishstix43 on March 26, 2019 03:27:58 AM
Are you planning to do another round, kartiana? Since I decided to sit out this round of the STS,  I would probably have the bandwidth to jump back in here. No pressure, though; just curious!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 26, 2019 08:04:57 AM
Having sent out one swap package yesterday I'm taking looong breaths today, trying to wind down and sorting out what needs to be done when, what I want to do, and how to fit that together, along with family & job. So business as usual.

One lovely thing today was that my package from thanate arrived, and it held a lovely purple jersey scarf and some cute machine embroidered pieces!

The scarf is so comfortable and cozy, see:


(won't let me edit my picture to turn around properly, sorry!)

And these are the embroidered pieces: two leaf or feather shapes, and two ornaments that look like they want to be turned into earrings!



Thank you very very much for a lovely package thanate!


Title: Re: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 26, 2019 08:49:43 AM
Are you planning to do another round, kartiana? Since I decided to sit out this round of the STS,  I would probably have the bandwidth to jump back in here. No pressure, though; just curious!

I can host another round if there is interest  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 26, 2019 08:51:47 AM
Beautiful purple goodies! That scarf looks so comfy and I love that deep shade of purple in the embroidered pieces.

I was hoping to send to thanate yesterday but didn't get out of the house in time  :P But I'll send tomorrow!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 26, 2019 08:57:15 AM
Yay, glad the packet of purple things made it! :)  (and I figured if there was anyone who could find some use for little embroidered charms, it would be a jewelry maker...)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Averia on March 26, 2019 06:29:23 PM
Still here, been out of it with a sinus/throat/cough/ooey-gooey ickyness. bleah. I'm not sure I would sign up for the next round. I think I have to put swaps on hold until after the Asheville meet up, but I would imagine I would be back in for May if anyone were wanting to host?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: audio on March 26, 2019 10:14:31 PM
I love those embroidered charms! They remind me of the micromacrame jewelry on my wishlist.

I may join next round, but probably won't know for sure until probably mid month


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Grab a coffee on March 27, 2019 01:03:51 PM
Checking in ... amazing stuffs. I am a bit lazy this round, my son does not allow me any time at my computer, so I am checking your lists for things I can easily make or if I have it already. I was close to claim audio, but I was late :))
Love those purple things what Anne got, wondering how those ornaments made? Thanate - are those machine embroidery things? Looking beautiful :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 28, 2019 06:37:17 AM
Yes, the charms are an embroidery thing called free-standing lace (FSL) where you embroider on a stabilizer that dissolves when you get it wet.  They're fun! :)

I could do next month (after I get a free feedback slot), but would be happy to take a break until May.  Also I'm up for organizing a round or two if kartiana wants to swap out at some point; I can probably host any month except July or August. 


Title: Re: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 28, 2019 08:12:52 AM
I could do next month (after I get a free feedback slot), but would be happy to take a break until May.  Also I'm up for organizing a round or two if kartiana wants to swap out at some point; I can probably host any month except July or August. 

That would be great! I can host April, but I can't commit to May or June right now.


Title: Re: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Grab a coffee on March 29, 2019 03:08:14 AM
Yes, the charms are an embroidery thing called free-standing lace (FSL) where you embroider on a stabilizer that dissolves when you get it wet.  They're fun! :)
I haven't seen that before. Beautiful stuff :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on March 29, 2019 12:11:41 PM
I received my surprise from kartiana in today's mail: 


A stack of Midori inserts with various cool art for covers.  (mmm, Lasceux ponies!)


and a bunch of fun fabric bits to play with.

Thank you!  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 29, 2019 11:04:07 PM
How did it get to be March 30 already? Can it be really so? Naaaa... But just in case I hurried and claimed Grab a coffee, and now I have to hurry right out of the door to get to work...


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on March 31, 2019 08:12:32 PM
I just closed the March round, look for April sometime tomorrow  :) I think I might take off the bit about requiring weekly posts in the discussion thread because I don't like keeping track of it  ::)


Title: Re: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Grab a coffee on April 01, 2019 12:57:58 AM
How did it get to be March 30 already? Can it be really so? Naaaa... But just in case I hurried and claimed Grab a coffee, and now I have to hurry right out of the door to get to work...

yea, i'm just realized it as well... time flies crazy...


Title: Re: Digging Wish Stonehenge 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on April 01, 2019 12:03:07 PM
Round 153 is OPEN

I re-did parts of the swap info but it's basically the same. Feel free to signup today if you can understand any of it  :D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457862.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457862.0)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: kartiana on April 03, 2019 01:10:59 PM
audio made this cute fox for my kiddo  :D It has a little rattle hidden in the tail and it's so playful! Perrin really loves it  :D

Thank you audio! I couldn't get him to hold still long enough for a good picture but I tried to get a few action shots anyway  :)







Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on April 04, 2019 10:16:58 AM


I got a whole box of beaded bobby pins from Audio!  I particularly like the stabby crystal one, and the doll face, but they're all great. :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 04, 2019 12:47:37 PM
Lovely bobby pins! And such a cute fox (matches its owner!)

I've been eyeing round 153, but I really shouldnt join just yet, there's still so much to prepare for my trip in three weeks. I'll see some of you guys at the Asheville Meetup, I'm so excited!

Also there is still room, we can put up a few more!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on April 05, 2019 12:36:28 PM
Clearly it's a good mail week here!  I got my package from veghorsegirl with a paleoart pony painting & some other fun stuff! 




I may have to hang this up somewhere that my daughter gets to see it to, since horses are her thing.  :)


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: veghorsegirl on April 05, 2019 08:54:35 PM
Very glad it made it there safely!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 09, 2019 02:17:50 AM
Those paleo ponies are so, so cute! But I also love the holo diary.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: veghorsegirl on April 09, 2019 04:37:20 AM
I received a package of some lovely yarns from Averia today. They are all gorgeous, but I am completely in love with the blue one. I think I'm going to use it for the lace shawl pattern that I have been eyeing for a while.
Here's a few close ups

Thank you!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Averia on April 09, 2019 12:14:03 PM
I so hope you really do like the yarn. I really meant to learn to do yarny things. You know being a grandmother and crafty seemed like something I should do. As usual, bought supplies, but never found time.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: audio on April 09, 2019 08:09:29 PM
I received some awesome Halloween pot holders from thanate!



She also sent some Halloween papers and a soft book for baby, I didn't get a picture as I have already put them away! Thank you so much thanate!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 10, 2019 02:06:49 PM
Lovely packages!

I may be late with my package for Grab a coffee, as I'm working a few days more than originally planned for this week while also having a few more kids here at home than on a regular day. While that is a lot of fun quiet crafting time for myself is scarce.


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: Grab a coffee on April 13, 2019 02:00:48 PM
I am also a bit late I guess. this micro-makrame thing is a bit too much for me I think... Started something 20 times, and throw that 200 times... kinda hard stuff... but I am stronger haha!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: audio on April 14, 2019 07:57:08 AM
I am also a bit late I guess. this micro-makrame thing is a bit too much for me I think... Started something 20 times, and throw that 200 times... kinda hard stuff... but I am stronger haha!
Hi, sorry it's being difficult!
If you'd like to do something else that is fine too!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 23, 2019 08:07:31 AM
I finally sent today! And now I even have nearly an hour left to myself before I go to pick up the kids at six and then hop on a plane tomorrow morning... Maybe I should start packing for real?


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on April 29, 2019 06:02:10 PM
Hi OWS'ers-- the May thread is up if you want to get a jump on sign-ups!  Claims open Wednesday. :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458145.0


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: thanate on May 11, 2019 05:10:09 AM
FYI, I'm looking for everyone's opinions on what we should do with the OWS going forward here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456896.msg5526722#msg5526722


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: audio on May 22, 2019 05:08:44 AM
I got the micro macrame charm from grab a coffee! It's fantastic! Thank you so much!! I had tried some micro macrame recently and it's tough!


Title: Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on May 22, 2019 06:18:23 AM
Oooh that is so pretty!