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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Retro Phone Applique Bag on: May 04, 2019 09:40:29 AM
I was recently in the play "Pack of Lies" by Hugh Whitemore. For every show I've been involved with for this theater company (so far) we do a white elephant style gift exchange at the cast party. The idea is to gift something that reminds you of the show and/or the experience of working on the show. Well the telephone rings a lot in the show, my character carries a phone off, and I made a few bags for use as props in the show. We also had a black & white monochromatic set, costumes, props, etc so I wanted to include those ideas in my gift. I love using the opportunity to make something and so far all the gifts I've done for cast parties have been hand-made.

Here is what I made for this show:



I used some soft wool and green linen for the bag itself and made a grey and black telephone applique to go on the front. I also lined the bag with the green linen. I used fusible webbing to attach the phone then machine stitched around the edges for extra durability. Then I added buttons  Cheesy For one, buttons are easier to add than little fabric circles would be. And second, they add some extra personality  Wink

I wanted to make the phone black & white to represent the colors of the show but I didn't want it to get lost in the background and I wanted to make a cheerful bag since the show itself was a adowner... I made the pattern for the bag and phone applique. I really wanted to showcase the wool I chose but also wanted it to be durable and I wasn't sure how the bottom would hold up so I decided to use a strip of the linen at the bottom and I am really happy with how it turned out. I love how the telephone looks like it's sitting on a table.

Here's a picture with the flash on so you can see the glittery fabric:



And a closeup of the phone:



And here it is hanging up (I had a hard time getting a good picture this way):



I'm happy with how it turned out! The director of our show ended up getting it and she seemed to like it too  Cheesy

Thanks for looking!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / ATC Address Book on: April 07, 2019 02:45:23 PM
I've thought for a long time how fun it would be to keep an address book of swap partners for the purpose of sending out Birthday cards or random mail... And I've seen a few people do send out random crafty gifts lately so I know I must not be alone in this idea.

So I was thinking it might be fun to swap ATCs with our addresses on one side and birthday on the other. ATCs are an easy size to make, send, and store (either filed or in trading card binders). We could be in groups of 4-100  Wink Cheesy I don't know, it might depend on interest, but ATCs are easy so I think group sizes could be very flexible.

Anyone else interested in building an ATC Address Book?  Smiley
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap 153 April 2019 Gallery and Discussion on: April 01, 2019 12:01:06 PM


It's dangerous to do things on April first around here.... Round 153 is open if you can understand it  Cheesy I re-did parts of the swap info, but it's basically the same.

Here we go!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457862.0
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / CLOSED ~ Ongoing Wish Swap 153 April 2019 ~ Signup 4/1/19-4/30/19 on: April 01, 2019 11:57:31 AM


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kartiana
Sign-up date range: 4/1/19-4/30/19
Claim date range 4/1/19-4/30/19 (some claims made near the end of the month will have a ship by date in the following month)
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after the date of the claim

Limited to a certain number of people? Nope! Bring it on!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Everyone is welcome!

Swap Organizer 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 comments: 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:

This is an ongoing swap: Claim an item from the list of the last person who posted and post your own list in response. It makes a chain. When we get to the end of the month, the very last person to post a list will be the first person to post a list at the beginning of the next month.

Do not post in this thread until you are approved for the current round and ready to make a claim. All discussion needs to be kept in the discussion/gallery thread.

The size of the claim should be a medium item. This means 2 or more crafting hours (this is not cooking time, drying time, etc.. waiting around for something to set up.......it is craft time for the average crafter) or supplies worth at least $20.

For claims: 1st time swapper 1 claim (until package is in transit with proof). Regular Swapper 2 claims (until package is in transit with proof)Friend of Craftster 3 claims (until package is in transit with proof)

Its not required but highly encouraged to post regularly in the discussion thread. This is so we know youre still around and it can also be fun  Wink

Ongoing Wish Claim Limit:
Friend of Craftster: Three
First time swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two

If you are a friend of craftster you can have 3 ongoing claims open at a time and no more than 6 total claims open (open meaning in transit as well as not yet received) no matter how many have been posted. As an example, You claim 3 times, send all 3 claims out, then claim 3 more times. Even when you send any or even all of those 3 claims, you can not claim again until a claim has been received.

If you are not a friend of craftster, you can have at most 2 claims ongoing and 4 claims total between ongoing and in transit.

If this is your first swap, You can have at most one claim in transit and one claim ongoing.

Please keep in mind that DC#'s are required for all US to US claims and receipts are required for all international claims. If you can not provide a receipt and the item does not arrive you will need to resend the claim.


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About Wish lists and Claiming:

Please include your claims status: How many claims you have made in total, how many are in transit and how many have been received by their intended recipients.

Please start off with a quick introduction that includes your country and any allergies you have.

When claiming please pay close attention to your partners hope list and allergies, likes, dislikes etc.

Have your list including  10 medium crafted items AND 10 supply items ready before making your swap claim (the more you have, the better your chance of getting claimed quickly).  Add misc items such as tea, candy.... If the swap slows down and your list is up for a full week without being claimed please add a few wishes.


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ABOUT SENDING AND RECEIVING...

1)  PM the organizer when sending and receiving! Please include the name of the swap (including the round) and the due date of the claim.  
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a pink pony saddle due out Jan 1

2) When you send to the person you have claimed, you MUST PM the organizer with the delivery confirmation # or if you are outside the US, you need to either PM the customs number on your receipt from the post office or upload a copy of your post office receipt.

3) When you receive a claim, you MUST PM the organizer so she can update the main list.

4) Feedback will be given once all of your packages have been received.

5) Please post pictures in the discussion thread when you receive so you can make us all jealous and give thanks to whomever claimed you (this is just good swapping etiquette). If you will not be able to post pictures please let your claimer know asap so that they can take pictures before sending.



If you want to participate, information to send to: kartiana
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QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Ongoing Wish Round 153 (April 2019)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (If not, please read carefully to be sure you do not claim someone outside your country)

2. Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

3. Do you understand that you are claiming for at least a medium sized item? For this swap a medium sized item means 2 or more crafting hours or over $20 worth of supplies.

4. Are you a Friend of Craftster?

5. How many claims are you allowed? (New swappers--this would be your very first swap ever--1 claim; those who have been in swappers before--2 claims; Friends of Craftster--3 claims) Please type 1, 2 or 3--->

6. Do you agree that you will PM the organizer when you send and when you receive, and if sending, PM the delivery confirmation # or a pic of the receipt if you are outside the US?

7. Tell me anything you want (I am the only person who sees this)

Any questions?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

If you have questions, please PM kartiana.

Previous rounds
150: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454683.0
151: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457339.0
152: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457671.0

Gallery and Discussion Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457863.0
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion 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 Cheesy
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / CLOSED - Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019. Signup 3/2/19-3/31/19 on: March 02, 2019 08:48:17 PM


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kartiana
Sign-up date range:3/2/19-3/31/19
Claim date range 3/2/19-3/31/19 (some claims made near the end of the month will have a ship by date in the following month)
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after the date of the claim

Limited to a certain number of people? Nope! Bring it on!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Everyone is welcome!

Swap organizer 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 comments: 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:

This is an Ongoing Swap: Claim an item from the list of the last person who posted and post your own list in response. It makes a chain. When we get to the end of the month, the very last person to post a list will be the first person to post a list at the beginning of the next month.

The size of the claim should be a medium item. This means 2 or more crafting hours (this is not cooking time, drying time, etc.. waiting around for something to set up.......it is craft time for the average crafter) or supplies worth at least $20.


ABOUT SENDING AND RECEIVING...
1) When you send to the person you have claimed, you MUST PM the organizer with the delivery confirmation # or if you are outside the US, you need to either PM the customs number on your receipt from the post office or upload a copy of your post office receipt.

2) When you receive a claim, you MUST PM the organizer so she can update the main list.

3) We are asking that everyone post once a week in the discussion/gallery board--so that we know you're still here with us.  Obviously, if you join mid month, you would only need to post for the weeks you are in the swap (the last 2 weeks cuz you weren't in the swap during the first 2 weeks).

4) feedback will be given once all of your packages have been received.

5) Please include craft, supplies and misc items on your list-just in case the swap slows down. The more on the list, the more the swap will keep going.

6) For claims: 1st time swapper 1 claim (until package is in transit with proof). Regular Swapper 2 claims (until package is in transit with proof)Friend of Craftster 3 claims (until package is in transit with proof)

If you want to participate, information to send to: kartiana
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of Stonehenge: Ongoing Wish Round 152 (March 2019)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (If not, please read carefully to be sure you do not claim someone outside your country)

2. Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

3. Do you understand that you are claiming for at least a medium sized item? For this Stonehenge a medium sized item means 2 or more crafting hours or over $20 worth of supplies.

4. Are you a Friend of Craftster?

5. How many claims are you allowed? (New swappers--this would be your very first swap ever--1 claim; those who have been in swappers before--2 claims; Friends of Craftster--3 claims) Please type 1, 2 or 3--->

6. Do you agree that you will PM the organizer when you send and when you receive, and if sending, PM the delivery confirmation # or a pic of the receipt if you are outside the US?

7. Do you understand that you should post once a week in the discussion thread?
 
8. Tell me anything you want (I am the only person who sees this)

Any questions?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Do not post in this thread until you are ready to make a claim. All discussion needs to be kept in the discussion/gallery thread. Please post at least once a week in the discussion thread.

When you PM the organier for sending and receiving please include the name of the swap (including the round) and the due date of the claim.  
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a pink pony saddle due out Jan 1

Please pay close attention to your partners hope list and allergies, likes, dislikes etc. Make sure your own allergy information and your country are prominently displayed in your post.

Do not claim someone while waiting for approval. You may claim as soon as you get approval confirmation.

Have your list including  10 medium crafted items AND 10 supply items ready before making your swap claim (the more you have, the better your chance of getting claimed quickly).  Add misc items such as tea, candy....

Please include your claims status: How many claims you have made in total, how many are in transit and how many have been received by their intended recipients.
You can do it the old way  3/2/1 or this way:
Claims: 3
In Transit: 2
Received (the recipient received-not how many you have received): 1

Ongoing Wish Claim Limit:
Friend of Craftster: Three
First time Swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two

If you are a friend of craftster you can have 3 ongoing claims open at a time and no more than 6 total claims open (open meaning in transit as well as not yet received) no matter how many have been posted. As an example, You claim 3 times, send all 3 claims out, then claim 3 more times. Even when you send any or even all of those 3 claims, you can not claim again until a claim has been received.

If you are not a friend of craftster, you can have at most 2 claims ongoing and 4 claims total between ongoing and in transit.

If this is your first swap, You can have at most one claim in transit and one claim ongoing.

Please keep in mind that DC#'s are required for all US to US claims and receipts are required for all international claims. If you can not provide a receipt and the item does not arrive you will need to resend the claim.

If you have questions, please PM kartiana.

Previous rounds
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454851.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454683.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457339.0


Gallery and Discussion Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457672.0
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Comfy Cozy Rag Quilt ~ flannel, thrift store sheets, and cotton on: August 18, 2013 10:31:31 AM
This is my first ever rag quilt and I couldn't be happier  Cheesy I used up a lot of my flannel stash to make it. Each section has three layers; the back is either an old sheet or cotton fabric, the middle is flannel, and the top is more flannel. I kept the front flannel and the back cotton/sheets, except for the border which is the opposite so each side looks more finished  Smiley I wanted the flannel side to look as random as possible so each strip is made with multiple colors/patterns. But the back is done with long strips that are the same fabric from end to end, then shuffled around a bit.

Here's the front:



Back:



And corner close-up:



The blanket is big enough to wrap around me and makes for the perfect movie cuddle blanket  Smiley Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Birthday Date Book Swap, with fellow Craftsters' B-Days included on: September 15, 2011 03:53:25 PM
So this might not be a great idea, but I just thought about it and I kinda like it. Would love to know other thoughts as well!

The idea of the swap would be to trade Birthdays and addresses with everyone in the swap (done through PM, not posted publicly). Partners would then craft/decorate a date/address book including all the Birthdays and addresses, and maybe an extra small crafted item for extra fun (Birthday cards, hand carved stamps, ATC, or other crafted item). The swap would only require the address book and one other small item. The bonus would be that you might get Birthday cards from fellow Craftster members on your Birthday Cheesy It would be too impossible to make sending Birthday cards a requirement, but I think it would be fun to be able to  Smiley I know I've made quite a few craftster friends and if I had their Birthdays and addresses organized I would love to be able to send them a B-Day card  Smiley

What do you think? Too crazy? Everyone signing up would have to be comfortable with sharing their address and Birthday with a large number of "strangers"
9  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND ~ 1 Angel FOUND for Inchie Secret Swap! Super Easy! on: December 14, 2010 11:02:49 AM
Angel FOUND! Thank you thelastkodama  Cheesy

I need one angel for the Inchie Secrets swap We have one set of inchies MIA so you will only be crafting 10 inchie secrets for one partner. I would love to get someone that can have these sent out in a week or less but will allow for two weeks max. If you want to make more than 10 inchies for this partner that would be amazing since she has been waiting for quite a while (but this is in no way necessary). You will be sending to the US and no DC# is required.  

Please visit the gallery if you need some ideas.

Basic details of the swap:
Details of swap:
Post Secrets meet Inchies!
In this swap we will be writing and/or drawing our secrets and then cutting them up and turning them into inchies. Your partners will know who the inchie secret is from, the twist is they will not know what the secret is  Wink Everyone will be receiving pieces of a secret puzzle. It is up to you how much of your inchies shows your secret, maybe each inchie has one word cut out of a page, maybe it shows more? As long as your secret is used to create your inchies anything goes. Give yourself some crafty therapy and be creative!

Because most inchies can be sent in an envelope for no extra postage we will not be requiring DC #s for this swap. Instead you will be required to resend if your inchies go missing.


Brainstorm of ideas:
~ Type or hand-write your secret
~ Practice calligraphy
~ Write your secret in a foreign language
~ Write a letter to someone that has hurt you
~ Fill a page with one secret, or many
~ Send each partner pieces of the same secret, or mix them up between partners
~ Use index cards as a base
~ Draw/color over your secret before cutting it
~ Cut your secret into inch squares
~ Cut your secret into interesting shapes to put on your ichies
~ Cut single words/small phrases out of your secret
~ Embellish your inchies with items/images that relate to your secret or the words shown

Please PM me with any questions or if you can angel. Thanks!!!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / My first stamps! Quite nerdy :) on: November 24, 2010 09:49:13 AM
I am so happy that I finally caved and bought a stamp carving kit! Last night I took it out and made myself a Pi stamp and this morning I sketched out the infinity love design and thinking it might fail, but wanting to try anyway, I made it into a stamp too!  Cheesy I know they are not perfect, but I am incredibly proud of myself right now  Smiley



Progression of the Pi stamp:


First stamping of the Infinity Love:


Finished Infinity Love, with a quarter for size reference:


And some fun tags I made with the Infinity Love stamp  Cheesy


I am so happy because now I don't have to go crazy looking for a specific stamp design, I can just make my own!  Cheesy I have been dreaming about a nerdy tag collection for my etsy shop, and now I'm almost there  Smiley

Any thoughts/critiques welcome! And if anyone knows how to mount stamps I'd love to know!

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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