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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: etiquette question-- re-gifting supplies? on: September 25, 2009 08:12:12 AM
i would be torn to report her. i dont think it was done rudely. and i dont know all the circumstances. maybe she never used it and it didnt quite fit her tastes and she passed it on to her new partner. maybe she told her new partner she was doing this. i dont know enough about the situation.

i read another thread in the swap section about how other crafters have done the same thing but they let the orig. crafter know they were going to give it to someone else in a swap.

in all honesty if she wasnt using it and it didnt fit her 'likes' then i hope this new owner will use it. i would rather it be appreciated by someone than thrown away or left in a closet to collect dust.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: etiquette question-- re-gifting supplies? on: September 25, 2009 07:25:09 AM
today i saw an item i crafted for someone - she sent it as the main craft item for the same swap just a later round.

I can understand re-gifting small extra items- supplies etc. But 2 of the 3 things she sent her new swap partner were made by me!

I was very upset and a bit angry. In many ways it seems wrong because those items i made were made personally for her. Isnt that what swapping is all about? to make and receive items that are crafted specifically for that person. It was upsetting because it shows that she didnt make anything personal for that woman, just re-gifted!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitters! on: January 26, 2009 01:24:35 PM
i have never used a knifty knitter loom. but i have knitted gloves with the separate fingers like that.

even when you knit all the fingers first and attached them in the round. i still get some 'holeage' haha. i just use some yarn and sew up the hole. it only takes a stitch or two.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / shawl with large cables on: January 02, 2009 06:19:54 AM
Backstory: I went to stitches east about 2 months ago and saw this AWESOME shawl at one of the booths. I asked the woman if she was selling the pattern,  she was! But the catch was you had to buy the yarn to make it from her too. Well the yarn and pattern was $200! Being I dont have that kind of money to shell out. The boyfriend asked me....want me to take a picture of it? I said no, I didnt feel like it would be right. Although, I took a good picture of it in my head. It didnt seem hard to re-create. I went to another booth that was selling bulk yarn. I am so thankful the boyfriend went with me. He was a great help and he knows NOTHING about knitting. He picked out the yarn for me.

I decided to make the shawl for my aunt who adores hand made things. I went to work and here it is! I added the horn bone buttons. It was a big hit when I gave it to her. Its about 4 feet long and almost 1.5 feet wide.  I love the chunky yarn and the large cables. I have done smaller cables, but i LOVE these.

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Isshinryu Karate Wall Hanging on: December 30, 2008 05:52:39 AM
i love the simplicity of just the black on muslin. it turned out very very very nice!

satin stitch can take a long time but its so worth it in the end!!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Christmas Tea Towel - Embroidered Mouse on Decorations on: December 30, 2008 05:50:38 AM
this is so adorable!!! i cant wait to have my own house so i can have fun decorations like this.

the towel turned out beautiful. i love getting images from kids coloring books!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Rooster Wall Hanging - Embroidered on: December 30, 2008 05:34:58 AM
Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments! I was so excited to post because its really my first big stitching project.

My favorites are the tail feathers...that part of the piece really thick. And the comb, I now can say I can do french knots with ease.

When I first was looking for the rooster. I went to google images and just searched rooster. Then I went more specific. Wanting to stay more 'french-country' style. I searched for french rooster. ohhhh lala. And I found this image:

I just printed it out and traced a simple outline. The rest is history.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Rooster Wall Hanging - Embroidered on: December 29, 2008 12:24:26 PM
Long story short. My boyfriends parents have been modeling their kitchen. She had no kitchen appliances for over 4 months! Its nearly completed (only some trim to be mounted). I knew she would need some new art for her walls. I was inspired by the color of the new granite and her canister that holds her utensils. It has a rooster.

I found the image online. Transferred it to an ikea placemat (which are great to embroider onto and they are only $1). And only 36 hours or needlework later...an embroidered rooster. I wanted to make it a peice for the wall. But i didnt want to frame it. I bought a dowel rod, cut it to size, drilled some holes, sewed the placemat over it, and threaded the jute through the rod. Wallah! Instant wall hanging. Needless to say she loved it!

I had my boyfriend take pictures. I wish he would have gotten more detail, but they give you the idea. The comb of the rooster is all done in french knots. And its more of a maroon color. I will try to get more pictures that show the true colors.

9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Favorite Projects Made by Me - that others added to their favorites on: December 19, 2008 08:10:55 AM
I absolutely love that you can add your favorite projects (made by yourself or others) to your profile. Its a really nice thing to go on someones profile and you might see your project there. But could there be an easy way for you to see who "added" your project?

My suggestion is: Could there be a link on your own profile to see the projects that others have added to their profile.

For Example: Jane Doe posts a knitted hat. Mary Doe loves the hat and adds it to her favorites project list. Jane Doe can go to her profile, click on a link and she can see that Mary Doe added her spiffy hat as one of her favorites.

I hope I made that clear enough. I know myspace has a feature that if your friend adds you to a group, you in turn are shown who added you and what group you are in.

I like this board.  Grin
10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Crazy Unstoppable Pop-up windows on: December 19, 2008 06:45:14 AM
this problem is also happening to me. the first time i experienced it was last week. i didnt know what to do. the windows were opening so fast that i just had to shut my computer down.

This week it has happened to me every day. I was freaked out thinking it was just me until i found this thread. I noticed it happens when i click a link to open in a new window. it could be a link to a profile, another thread, etc. nothing specific.

I have moved up from shutting down my PC and now i am quick to pull up my task manager and just keep clicking end task until the windows stop appearing.

I hope that it can be figured out soon. I will ask the IT department at my job if they have ever heard of such a thing.
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