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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Emotional Photo Scavenger Hunt--Sign ups closed; Send out 7/29 on: June 29, 2006 09:26:31 AM
Swap name: Emotional Photo Scavenger Hunt
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: allerby
Sign-up date range: June 29-July 8
Date to send item by:  July 29

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

Non-U.S. participants allowed?  Yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
1.  Take a photograph representing each of the listed (below) emotions.  You can make it artistic or realistic, your choice.  Be creative!  This swap is by no means for only "professional photographers."  Anyone with a camera and an interest in photography and the immense scope of human feeling may participate (following that you meet the requirements).
2.  Have these photographs processed so you can mail them via the post office (ie not the internet!).  If you feel inclined and you used a digital camera, you can send a disc along to aid in the sharing of results.
3.  To add some craftiness, design a picture frame to go along with your favorite photo.  How you organize the rest is up to you.  You can put them in an album, a collage, mat them, or just send them plain, whatever you like. 
4.  You will be assigned a partner at the end of the sign-up period.  But obviously you can start on your pictures as soon as you are approved, because this is about personal interpretation.
5.  Talk to your partner if you are having trouble with a specific emotion.  You can pick another one to substitue, that would be fine!  Keep the lines of communication open and you'll be A-OK
6.  Keep an open mind when you recieve your photos.  This is about interpreting your feelings and then learning about how other people do the same.  It can be a great experience if you let it!

The emotions:

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (copy and paste this into a PM to me and add your answers):
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What size photos do you plan on sending?/Are you flexible about this size?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Signed up and approved so far:

I had to do a little bit of tweaking to how I originally saw this going, so if the arrangement is not good, let me know.  I set it up so that almost everyone is in a partner set (you send to eachother), but there is a group that will send to one another (just b/c there is an uneven number).  PLEASE let me know if you have a problem!

bethiej78 <--> mommabear
peariso <--> kristen81
geek-pride <--> allerby
pinkangel1979 <--> charliebrown
highschoolcrafter <--> ktsls82
polkadotcom <--> puppy_girl
craftygem --> sunsyndzyne --> suchakaren --> craftygem

charliebrown (pinkangel1979recieved)
peariso (kristen81 recieved)
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Fugly granny-placemat-looking pillow (w/ pictures) on: June 14, 2006 03:34:10 PM
Welll.... I tried to make a pillow that looks kind of like this (from delia's)

I spent a few class periods and car trips crocheting, then backed it and stuffed it.... I like the back the best just because it's this really soft blue cotton knit, like an old tee shirt.
Frankly I hate the thing... maybe I've just looked too long at it, but there you go.  Here it is, my fugly granny-placemat-looking pillow.

After being tossed around the room in pure hatred (kind of why it looks a tad wonky), I thought it would be good to have some perspective of how big it is.  (Not that it helps... so, I would say it's about 1.5 foot by 7inches... er, i don't know)  the first is more true to the colors, however.

I hate this stupid thing.  The delia's one just went on sale for like 6 dollars.  i spent that on yarn alone, and i hate mine. grr
(should i be advised to move it to the "home sweet home" board?)
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Prom happens... and my pliers get going! on: May 08, 2006 07:46:09 PM
well, my girls and I had a great time at prom this weekend, and I personally had a great time making my jewelry to go with my dress!
I made a necklace and a pair of earrings just freeform, using a mix of beads. i spent about a half an hour pulling white, black, and clear beads out of mixes... some are czech glass, indian glass, czech fire polished... there were some really unique beads-- i found one shaped like a fist when i got home Smiley

Pictures!!  Please leave comments Smiley

These earrings are awesome, imho... there is one bead with a little clover on it, on the right one!

close-up of the cluster

action shot Smiley

14  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / HELP! Planning my FIRST NYC trip! on: January 14, 2006 09:10:31 PM
Hey everyone!  My 18th birthday is coming up, and as my present, my mom is taking me to NYC.  I'm SO EXCITED... I don't travel much, but I've always wanted to go there.  But we have to start planning what we're going to do, and I thought I'd ask all the cool kids on Craftster what kind of things I should do to really get the experience.... like where the best thrift shops are, or the hole in the wall bead shops, or even the best place to eat out, or gosh, do ANYTHING!  So, New Yorkers, what's your favorite thing to do in the city (specifically Manhattan)... I need help! 
15  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Wow don't I wish I weren't so Dumb Tees on: July 05, 2005 08:54:44 PM
So, as a craftster, I have like this mental list of stenciled tees that I want to do... and I finally got down to make a few of them.  Hope you like them, and make sure to leave loverly comments.

cuz I do.  it's something about- i don't know... i can't explain it.

For when I'm feeling surly and generally po'd at the human race.

Cuz every girl should have one of these.  Unfortunately, my camera's flash washed these pics out.  The blue turned out fine, but the actual shirt is a vibrant bright yellow!

I did these using the freezer paper method.  Works like a charm for me!
16  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / (Whoops found this second one later...)Wow don't I wish I weren't so Dumb Tees on: July 05, 2005 08:49:36 PM
So, as a craftster, I have like this mental list of stenciled tees that I want to do... and I finally got down to make a few of them.  Hope you like them, and make sure to leave loverly comments.

cuz I do.  it's something about- i don't know... i can't explain it.

For when I'm feeling surly and generally po'd at the human race.

Cuz every girl should have one of these.  Unfortunately, my camera's flash washed these pics out.  The blue turned out fine, but the actual shirt is a vibrant bright yellow!

I did these using the freezer paper method.  Works like a charm for me!
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / I need help repainting my bedroom furniture... any suggestions? on: June 05, 2005 07:55:30 PM
I've got this terrible "cherry wood" furniture in my room.  Well it's not terrible in an ugly sense of the word, it's just plain, boring and I'm tired of it.  I'm totally into painting it but I've got a few questions for the lovely crafters here first:
1)  Do I need to sand it before I prime it?
2)  Can you tell from this picture what this stuff is anyway?

3)  What kind of primer should I use so paint will stick on it?
4)  I have MASS amounts of furniture in my room (2 bookshelves, a desk, a mirror, 2 nightstands, a cabinet, 2 dressers).  Do you think it would look ok if I just went crazy and painted them each different colorful designs?  I don't want to go back to being boring  Grin

Here are a couple of other pictures of it that might help.  The inside of it looks like wood.... and so does the outside, but I have the sneaking suspicion that it isn't...  Well I looked at it, and it definitely IS wood, but unfortunately is covered in some plastic-y mess.  I'm doing a terrible job explaining it, but I hope you get the general idea.  It is just plain furniture from a normal store like furniture fair or something. 

And, oh my... this nightstand is just.... beyond words.  It is older than dirt and has some kind of shiny finish on it.  At some time in life it was wood... What should I do?  Here is a picture of it.  And btw, I'm pretty sure that's not real wood grain b/c it has no texture whatsoever.

18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wall mounted jewelry holder on: June 04, 2005 08:33:44 PM
This project was a friend thing that has taken forEVER to finish because we've both been in school.  But we finally finished them today!  This one is mine... hers was white with pink polka dots.  Now, this is just plywood painted with regular wall paint and then decorated.  I'm not sure if the picture will show enough to let you differentiate between the wall and the board, b/c the paint is the same color, but I gave my board a border (hehe). 
  It's pretty handy because it will hang my rings, necklaces, bracelets, AND earrings.  I just screwed in those hooks (which are spray painted white Smiley) and popped on my jewelry.  Unfortunately, the ends of the screws poked out a tiny bit, so I Tacky-glued on some scrap felt.
  It was also a good chance to clean up my jewelry area: organizing is almost like shopping.....  Except half of the earrings don't have matches.  I hope you guys like my take on the old jewelry holder and let me know what you think.

So you can get the full picture:

A little zoomer:

I'm hanging my post earrings on a ribbon... handy huh:

My other earrings are on a swagged up ribbon (because if it lays flat like the other I can't fit as many on):

You can see a few of my items and the hooks better on this one:

The next 2 are just to show how many rings and bracelets I was able to get on the hooks (I really have too much jewelry):

19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Kiddie Bead Jewelry (pictures fixed) on: June 01, 2005 01:44:44 PM
I was getting really frustrated w/ some complicated earrings I was working on a few nights ago when my eyes landed on a box of bright colored kiddie beads... and so I tossed down my other project and whipped up this cute summer jewelry... and I like it all better than those complicated earrings!  Please look and enjoy, and by all means, post your comments!
Don't these beads look like inner tubes?

These are a few bracelets I've made for my friends and I to wear

a close-up of one of the bracelets

super quick earrings

hope you guys like them!
20  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Coolest Bead Shop in NC on: May 26, 2005 05:23:20 PM
Check out the site ornamentea.com.  The store is the best place to buy for all of your jewelry needs, and there are little tables where you can take a class or sit down and work on a project.  But the best part is if you don't live anywhere near there, they have a nice online shop!  The site also features some very cute and very thourough tutorials.  Enjoy!
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