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21  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Common Ground round 5 S/U March 20-April 1, S/O April 24 on: April 19, 2017 10:04:20 AM
So I love pushing my creative bounderies by trying new crafts and techniques with each new swap and this swap has encouraged me to do so aswell. I'm totally excited for my partner to see this unique and first-time-attempted _______ I just finished today. I know she definitely doesn't have anything like it! Then I'm half way done the 2nd item, then to think of a 3rd and the extras.
Geez you people work so fast, ya'll making the rest of us look bad. Wink
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 136 (April 2017) on: April 18, 2017 08:22:38 AM
Anne- That top looks great, I enjoyed reading Calvin and hobbs growing up. Such a classic! Also Averia is right about the claims. I was tied up planning my boys first birthday which ironically fell on Easter sunday this year. So planning both events while trying to keep them separate kept me at bay.

fishstix43- Glad surgery went well for you, I love playing volleyball too but I kept spranging my darn, weak ankles.

Averia- My mommy brain totally forgot to take pics of when I sent you the baby pkg from the previous swap(can't even recall what I made now, my memory is that muffled!) AND also forgot you didn't post pics either until you mentioned it, ha ha! I'm VERY pumped that you claimed me for a stenciled shirt sooooo I suppose all is forgiven. Wink
23  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 136 (April 2017) on: April 17, 2017 10:10:59 AM
*runs to the front* I claim Averia for a surprise(most likely chair cozies) ! Mu ahahaha ! Wink
My 1st claim out of 2 allowed, 0 sent out.

Hello I'm Laura from South Dakota!  I own a jungle of rescued pets, a mom to a crazy 3.5yr and 1yr(birthday was just on April 16th!) old boys, a husband stuck in the 80's and I love home decorating. I prefer no real leather or fur(fake is fine) for my items. I love gray, gray/white combos, teal/aqua,  black/white for colors(almost any except orange, yellow or neons). Anything involving/inspiring being a mom(my fav occupation!), pet rescue/adoption or something for my boys is awesome too. I will always love adding to my supply/fabric stash too(shh don't tell my hubby). I don't mind used or re-purposed items either.... just have fun! Items with *** are big wishes. Cheesy Cheesy

- ***Would ADORE a screen printed shirt for me(ladies fitted medium, can be a used tee, prefer deep necks) with a mum quote:  Mommin ain't easy, Mama Bear, Mom of boys, May your coffee be as strong as your toddler, Mom game strong, etc. See my pinterest pins for ideas!
- Shopping cart blanket insert for baby like in modern or punk pattern. Ex: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212125252/
-*** Matching sibling themed shirt for my toddler size 3T and baby 24 mos tee  www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212384795/ , https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120217411645/
- Home made laundry detergent or bath salts/bombs(I'm addicted to baths)! Love fruity scents( please.
- Funny, male, 80's and/or animal related hand made birthday cards.

- ***LOVE a custom Photo pendant(or necklace if you have the chain) or bracelet (6.5-7" )with my two boys on it! Examples: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120217985740/ ,  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120213100812/
- ***ADORE Any custom engraved/stamped piece with either my boys names(Liam and Rylan) or DOB(09/28/2013 and 04/16/2016) on them. Some examples on my Etsy and pinterest lists.
- Lace scrap necklace. Lots examples on pinterest wishlist.
- Knotted or braided jewelry is just beautiful: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212383469/ , https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120215411263/ , https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212383488/ , https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212125801/
- Earring holder with mesh to hang my large collection of earrings from. Ex: https://www.etsy.com/listing/62777940/shabby-chic-home-decor-earring-holder?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=earring%20holder&ref=sr_gallery_23

- Items for my 3yr toddler! He loves dinosaurs, trains, airplanes, spiders, snakes, bugs. Here's some fun ideas: soap with toy inside! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120214167659/ ,  crochet/knit dino in a egg: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120214277911/,  plastic canvas planes https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212979531/ , more ideas on my etsy and Pinterest favs.
- Bird swing, ladder or chew toys for our Conure bird(about the size of a cockatiel). Can be more simpler then these: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212125801/
- Home bake goods to curb my cravings! Marshmallow Rice crispie squares, saltine "christmas crack" bars,  lemon bars, choc puffed rice bars, peanut brittle,  fudge, meringues... YUMMM!
- 4x6 or 5x7 photo letter prints or wood letter cut outs spelling: Man Cave, Eat, L & R, Indulge. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120212127606/

Supplies and extras:
- ****NEW***My sister just recruited me to help make ponchos for her brides maids as thank yous, so we're needing lots of natural colored(tans, browns, burtn orange, khaki/olive greens) soft/flannel/fleece in plaid patterns! I'm guessing 1/3yd or bigger pcs?
- ***In need of four small(3-4" long) Wood corner scroll accents and one larger(8-10"long). Can be unfinished as i will paint them. Ex: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120218120275/, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435301120218277733/
- Lace (ribbon if 1.5" or wider) or big lace fabric scraps(even doilies) that i can sew onto clothes/pockets.
- Soft Pleather scraps(to sew elbow patches on sweaters so not very big pcs) in black, brown or tan.
- Fat quarter or bigger fabric in: burlap or a neutral cotton,  super hero/retro cartoons (mario bros, GI Joe,  avengers, he-man, pixel video game characters),  native inspired prints(see pinterest), teal or grey satin type, modern prints, sparkly, pug themes.
- Rotary cutter and/or Rotary cutting board
- I'm trying to "extend my green thumb" and will gladly take any live plants (aloe vera!) you may have!
- I love realistic owl, fox, deer or sparrow items(think charms, decor, signs, trinkets, patches).
- Bath paint/markers or bath fizzer/bombs for my toddler to have fun with.
- Paper/comic pages(the more original retro looking the better) in: Lego prints, beer, pinup, 80's super hero's, TMNT, pacman, he-man, Thor, camping/cabin/canoeing theme.
- We collect outdoor gnomes and mushrooms for our garden, any size. New or used, even ones that need a touchup. Smiley
- Wide 1.5-2" wire ribbon or burlap, faux flowers, woodland animals, wood/metal numbers in "401" or cute accents to use in wreathes.
- Working clock face(i don't need the numbers, just the center dials and battery) so I can make a clock.
- Chunky/large beads(8cm+), charms, or pendants, letter beads you wanna de-stash!
-  Garden flag, the smaller size(I think 12 x 18inches?) if you see any on clearance? Modern patterns, T symbol, camping, canoe themes, gnomes, witty.
- Anything inspired by my Etsy favorites(lots under $10) : https://www.etsy.com/people/snowyangel/favorites/items-i-love?ref=favs_index_1
- Anything inspired by this Pinterest wishlist: https://www.pinterest.com/lauraTellberg/craft-swapgift-idea-wishlist-for-moi/
- Gift cards to: Michaels, Etsy, Amazon, or Ebay.

Thanks for choosing moi!
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: April 13, 2017 01:52:36 PM
bunny1kenobi that pincushion/ storage box is beautiful. I had to hit "this rocks" for it!
25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 136 (April 2017) on: April 12, 2017 12:13:55 PM
Quick question in terms of shipping to Germany if I were to claim Anne, is it basically the same cost as to Canada(I ship there alot is why I compare it)?
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 136 (April 2017) on: April 10, 2017 02:52:18 PM
Sent my questionnaire in folks! Lets get the party started!
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: STS 2017 Discussion Thread on: April 09, 2017 06:44:57 PM
Whether I find the time to join this awesome swap or not(VERY TEMPTED), I have to say there is so much kick arse talent in here..... it's kinda intimidating to sign up! Like joining the big leagues. Shocked
28  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Common Ground round 5 S/U March 20-April 1, S/O April 24 on: April 05, 2017 09:29:09 AM
I got all my supplies, at least I think, and then I got hit with a sinus infection and two ear infections. ...

Oh yuck! My condolences on that, Gozer. *hugs and a cookie*
 I got a bad sinus infection for the first time last month. I could barely walk, the pain in my head would stop me in my tracks and then a stupid fill-in doc misdiagnosed me, took blood samples, tested me for the flu(neg ofcourse)  and then he just told me to take tylenol for pain at the end of not finding results as an escape goat. Glad my orig Doc put me on antibiotics right away after I saw him(he was out of town at the time).

I'm still floating around ideas in my head for my partner. I was a bit stumped at first but it's coming together now. Supply shopping is next!

craftylittlemonkey - I love that you put that together. I love browsing through the past years(you went waaaay back too). Smiley
29  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Common Ground round 5 S/U March 20-April 1, S/O April 24 on: April 04, 2017 09:36:24 AM
Awesome, thank you for extending it! The deadline was on Easter, my brothers birthday AND my babies first birthday, now I can breathe alittle, lol!
30  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Common Ground round 5 S/U March 20-April 1, S/O April 17 on: April 02, 2017 11:26:39 AM
Yaaa for partners and Audio is an experienced one at that. Can't wait to get to know ya hun! Cheesy
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