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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 152 March 2019 Gallery and Discussion on: May 22, 2019 06:18:23 AM
Oooh that is so pretty!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Re: CLOSED Use The Good Beads, Fabric, Yarn, etc. ROUND 2 (SO May 27) on: May 22, 2019 06:12:15 AM
Hey, the 27th is an American holiday? How about I extend send out until the 31st... I know I could use the time. This new job eats up all my day time hours & leaves me wiped out at night. Gotta earn some pennies for yarns & fabrics though!

This is a fantastic idea, also for those of us without said holiday Wink

Quirky or odd... I don't know. Not very. I just used to take my beading with me. Usually just one little tin or pouch (think twice an altoids tin, and that's big) with my one or two types of seed beads, some fishing line, and needles. Sometimes pliers if the beads are too stubborn. If I find a spot with a table or some comfy chair and an extra cushion I'm good! Used to do that on the train or on a bus, too, when I travelled to or from Uni (300km). Not so much now with the kids, although they should be old enough by now to let me bead a while...
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP- MAY 2019 GALLERY on: May 22, 2019 05:43:47 AM
Great cards! I have one to add too, my first one just arrived from curiousfae (also with a pretty notecard she got from geekgirl), the theme is Agate.



Isn't it beautiful? I love it!



Also included was a fortune teller fish, I haven't had one in years. Decades. Can't wait to show my little ones and read our fortunes. Mine reads passionate it curled up and rolled off my palm. Cheesy

Thank you so much Kelli!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap #154- May 2019 (SU & claims open until 5/31) on: May 17, 2019 10:23:37 AM
I claim thanate for an interpretation of wild things (due out May 31, to go with the first claim)

This is my second and probably last claim this round as it's just the two of us so far.
2/0/0
I claim thanate for bobby pins (due out May 24)
I claim thanate for an interpretation of wild things (due out May 31, to go with the first claim + ATCs)

Hi, my name is Anne. I live in Bremen (in Germany!) with my husband and two daughters.

My favourite colours are black (esp. for wearables), then dark teal, deep plum/purple (love soft and cooler shades), and for accents on black teal, purple, cream, taupe, or pink. Black will always be the perfect choice! I like plain fabrics, or (stylized) patterns like leaves and blossoms; irregular polka dots... I prefer cotton or other natural fibers over acrylics. Repurposed and/or used is always fine. Also I'm happy to receive mixed or supply only-claims!

Seems I have a bit of a horading problem online too, so here are a few Pinterest board recommendations so you don't have to wade through all of them: my Craftster Pinterest wishlist. Other good boards: Jewelry or T-shirts I love the shirts I've received so far and am wearing them constantly. But I still want more!

I love miniatures! So if there is something you want to make but shipping would not work, maybe it would work out on a small to tiny scale? Think inchies, twinchies, rinchies, ATC, OTT. art board Also I have a doll house, and a doll house for that

Embellished / Decorated Shirts
I love a round, wide neckline and 3/4 sleeves (or long), but tees are always fine, too. Love both cotton with a bit of stretch as well as cotton only; also thinner fabrics and viscose. Women's plus size 26-30 or 3x-5x. I'd love stencilled/drawn/painted/appliqued/embroidered etc. shirts (printable iron-ons tend to get destroyed in our washing machine). I've also received some awesome vinyl iron-ons that I did put on my own shirts, they work great, too! Black, grey and white are good, so would be a dark plum or greenish teal. Some specific wishes:
O Labyrinth! Jareth, or a quotation, or... preferably in black and white (or a teeny bit glittery?)
O Rickroll shirt... Or can just be Rick Astley, without the rolling... Wink
O XKCD t-shirts (esp. grownups, counter-clockwise, baby, natural parenting)
O Calvin & Hobbes (esp. selective reality, last minute panic)
O Discworld! Can be just a quotation, or anything really (Vimes, Death, Vimes & Sybil, Vetinari, Angua, UU, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Tiffany Aching, Death, Great A'Tuin,...)
O Books!

Sewn
O Medium sized Pleated Tote, a very dark deep purple would be a favourite, or emerald/teal, or black is always good!
O Tote/purse (with a zipper closure if possible) like one of these: Buttercup Bag; One Hour Bag
O Something printed/stamped/embroidered with (tiny?) stars on it: A tea wallet, a notebook, a small zippered purse or tampon wallet, pouch, wallet, a earbud case, pendant, grocery tote, anything! or Dandelions! If you have a fabric with a pattern like that thats perfect, too!
O Little cozy for daughters' iPods (2"x3") with space for cords/earbuds. Could use two of those.


Knit or crochet
O Plain deep plum/purple loop or cowl (can be a lot shorter and from the simplest pattern; but that shade of purple is gorgeous!) https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279507160525/
O Plain deep plum/purple hat https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279498941677/ (or even better like the colour of the loop!)
O Plain deep plum/purple mittens, fingerless gloves or wristwarmers
O or others... https://www.pinterest.de/pin/3518505933393761/
O An (otherwise fast and easy) knit hat or cowl with a leaves overlay like this! knit leaves
O Balaclava hat or something with earflaps!
O Entrelac socks https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279507162744/
O Spiral heel socks https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279493860489/
O Love socks https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279495718918/
O Any socks really, cable, plain, self-striping, knit or or crochet... I wear socks in bed, so am not very rough on them https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279500149176/

Jewelry
O Anything Labyrinth (esp. Jareth!) for me... painted, sketched, etched, crochet, knit, Fimo, sewn, beaded, woven, whittled, embroidered, whatever!
O Flat dark stone pendant with 4 crystals (or glittery glass) like this (two smaller, two larger) Flat dark stone pendant with crystals 4 glittery things (2 larger, 2 smaller) to represent my family I do have the rhinestones, but cant drill stone
O Glow-in-the-Dark Tree of Life Pendant
O Mini hooplas or tiny art inchies, rinchies, twinchies in your favourite medium. Those make great pendants! I don't wear brooches, but I have lots of supplies to make a necklace from your piece of art! All t-shirt ideas would work very well for this, too!Maybe somthing from here as inspiration,
O Discworld related jewelry!

Other
O Screen printing kit (I would so love to try this!) like https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279495377960/ or https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279495377967/
O Gelli printing I'd love to try that!
O Loom knitting HOW TO I do have looms (circles and straight ones) but don't know how to knit on them. Especially how to get knit things off the loom!
O Medium to tiny hooplas/wall art (because there is no space for a real hoopla wall and I love tiny things!). So basically inchies or rinchies in your favourite medium. Maybe somthing from here as an inspiration? Inspiration Board
O Greeting Cards stars always welcome! Can be themed (Christmas, Thank You, Birthdays for example) or just "plain" https://www.pinterest.de/annawahnsinn/karten-cards/
O This Pottery Yarn Bowl is my absolute favourite (the colour, the little stars!), but I'd also love a different one, or one made from a wooden bowl too. Or even from a large plastic cup, as long as it's fun to look at and doesn't topple over or hop around the room while I'm working (I can always put a stone in as a weight).
O Anything Labyrinth for me... crochet, knit, Fimo, sewn, embroidered, whatever, useful or just pretty...
O Calvin & Hobbes - again anything "pretty" and/or useful
O A quirky, or beautiful, or themed or fun seam ripper (can never have enough of those!)

Supplies (scraps or used is fine, as are supply only claims!)
Amazon Wishlist
O Fabric with a tiny attern: stars, hearts, spots, polka-dot, vines, leaves, flowers, hearts, cute animals
O Metal stamping blanks & stamps (especially filled AND/OR hollow stars (1.5 - 5mm), a dandelion set (flower & fluff) or plain FILLED heart stamps (because I now have "hollow" hearts in 1.5, 2, 3mm)
O Roving (Mrchenwolle, unspun wool) for needle felting to mend knit sweaters and hats https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279507052689/
O Always: cotton/wool/viscose/linen/natural fabric! (esp. solid black!, teals; purples, or smaller patterns)
O Always: Sewing thread or embroidery floss. All the colours.
O Embroidery hoops! All sizes. I don't have any really tiny ones, and 4-8 is great for Craftster projects.
O Punches: 1 inch square, circle, star, 2 inch square, star, circle; stars from tiny to huge, snowflake 1" or larger
O Fabric paint or pens (plain, glittery, metallic or pearlescent) - I love the kind that doesn't have to be ironed to fix the paint. Some just have to dry for a few days, others go into the oven.
O Very specific: Twinings tea tins or Bahadourian spice canisters. Also small/tiny tinnies such as Altoids https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279495377711/ https://www.pinterest.de/pin/171981279497855990/
O gift card/voucher/coupon for Sayila.nl, Beadworks UK, Beadaholique UK, or Etsy
O Material with the original Care Bears, Forever Friends (the teddy bears!), Classic Pooh (the E.H. Shepard drawings), Barbapapas, Moomins on it (especially bedsheets/fabrics or papery goodness to make something new)
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP- MAY 2019 on: May 17, 2019 09:01:46 AM
I claim thanate for archaeology (due out May 31)

7/0/0
CDEeeek for artist's choice (due out May 22)
CDEeeek for Edward Gorey (due out May 24)
curiousfae for collage (due out May 24)
CDEeeek for Pink Floyd (due out May 28)
gozer for mermaids (due out May 29)
thanate for little good things (due out May 30)
thanate for archaeology (due out May 31)


Hi, Im Anne from Bremen, Germany. This is my first time here in paper crafts  and ATCs I had so much fun with the pocket letter I made earlier this year and with the Craftster Trading Cards from Asheville, now I want to make more! I have a few suggestions for themes, but I'd love for you to just make what you want!

Artist's Choice!
Your CTC!
Any theme from my faves (see Pinterest, Craftster profile)!
Moon
Stars
Night
Labyrinth (the Jim Henson movie with Jareth, Sarah & Co.)
Dark Crystal (the Jim Henson movie)
Discworld (Pratchett)
Good Omens (Pratchett/Gaiman)
Crafty Stuff (stash, crafts, saying, funny/punny/snarky, )
Letters (the postal type)
Nature
Bubbles
Books
Beads
Dolls House
Colours (esp. deep purple/teal/turquoise/aqua)
Miniatures
Gelli Prints
Ammonites
Geodes
Amethyst
Agate
Peacock
Sloth
Hippopotamus
Music
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP- MAY 2019 on: May 15, 2019 10:37:42 PM
I claim thanate for little good things (due out May 30)

5/0/0
CDEeeek for artist's choice (due out May 22)
CDEeeek for Edward Gorey (due out May 24)
curiousfae for collage (due out May 24)
CDEeeek for Pink Floyd (due out May 28)
gozer for mermaids (due out May 29)
thanate for little good things (due out May 30)


Hi, Im Anne from Bremen, Germany. This is my first time here in paper crafts  and ATCs I had so much fun with the pocket letter I made earlier this year and with the Craftster Trading Cards from Asheville, now I want to make more! I have a few suggestions for themes, but I'd love for you to just make what you want!

Artist's Choice!
Your CTC!
Any theme from my faves (see Pinterest, Craftster profile)!
Moon
Stars
Night
Labyrinth (the Jim Henson movie with Jareth, Sarah & Co.)
Dark Crystal (the Jim Henson movie)
Discworld (Pratchett)
Good Omens (Pratchett/Gaiman)
Crafty Stuff (stash, crafts, saying, funny/punny/snarky, )
Letters (the postal type)
Nature
Bubbles
Books
Beads
Dolls House
Colours (esp. deep purple/teal/turquoise/aqua)
Miniatures
Gelli Prints
Ammonites
Geodes
Amethyst
Agate
Peacock
Sloth
Hippopotamus
Music
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP- MAY 2019 on: May 14, 2019 09:52:32 PM
I claim gozer for mermaids (due out May 29)

5/0/0
CDEeeek for artist's choice (due out May 22)
CDEeeek for Edward Gorey (due out May 24)
curiousfae for collage (due out May 24)
CDEeeek for Pink Floyd (due out May 28)
gozer for mermaids (due out May 29)


Hi, Im Anne from Bremen, Germany. This is my first time here in paper crafts  and ATCs I had so much fun with the pocket letter I made earlier this year and with the Craftster Trading Cards from Asheville, now I want to make more! I have a few suggestions for themes, but I'd love for you to just make what you want!

Artist's Choice!
Your CTC!
Any theme from my faves (see Pinterest, Craftster profile)!
Moon
Stars
Night
Labyrinth (the Jim Henson movie with Jareth, Sarah & Co.)
Dark Crystal (the Jim Henson movie)
Discworld (Pratchett)
Good Omens (Pratchett/Gaiman)
Crafty Stuff (stash, crafts, saying, funny/punny/snarky, )
Letters (the postal type)
Nature
Bubbles
Books
Beads
Dolls House
Colours (esp. deep purple/teal/turquoise/aqua)
Miniatures
Gelli Prints
Ammonites
Geodes
Amethyst
Agate
Peacock
Sloth
Hippopotamus
Music
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Re: CLOSED Use The Good Beads, Fabric, Yarn, etc. ROUND 2 (SO May 27) on: May 14, 2019 01:04:08 PM
What sort of jobs have you had in your life? Do you do work that's different from what you went to school for and if so, what's the story, morning glory?

Ooohh, a few jobs. I wanted to become an editor and read books all day every day, but back in the 90ies there was no training programme for that (there is, now...). So I chose the next best thing and went to university to become a literary translator. Long story short: I have my degree as a literary translator (English and Spanish) and work part time in an organic food store (which also has a bistro and a meat & cheese counter). I bring home yummy things!

Looong story (minus a few temp jobs): I spent a term in England 98/99, started working in 1999 for a friend of a friend of a friend screen printing silk scarves (outlines to be painted by the people who bought them) and later worked in the tiny craft store he opened until it was closed (he kept going, but in a different city). 2 1/2 years. Then I was a "junior client service manager" for 3 years for an investment firm for a few years mostly doing US tax stuff for the German investors, in contact with the tax consultants in AL and NY. Loved the office job, but not all of my coworkers. Or rather the way they behaved. That firm had to downsize a lot later, so they let me go. Lo and behold, by then my former boss had opened a big craft store in my city, and hired me pretty soon after. At first I was stepping in because he had a trainee drop out (they did lots of not too exciting but exhausting work picking the items for the online shop's orders) but he wanted me to take over the office basically as his current coworker wanted to quit. So I did that for 33+ hours a week from 2005 until I moved to Bremen with Uwe in 2011 when I had Lea. Here I spent a while raising first Lea and then Hanna until I had to finish my degree (last chance, does not exist anymore) so I did my final two classes in 2014, then exams and thesis and had my degree in October of 2015 and then ... in January of 2016 a friend (met through daycare) asked me if I wanted to join him in creating a delivery service working out of his organic food store in the spring. I did! He hired me officially for the store to do office work, and I put in about 150 additional hours for the delivery service, until they filed for insolvency before I ever got paid for those. Luckily the firm who took over the store also took over the staff, so I'm working in an organic food store now and love it. It's just about 10 hours a week and pays just about minimum wage now, but I love the job, the bicycle ride there, my coworkers, and have very flexible days. This is not what I'll be doing for the rest of my working life I think, but right now Uwe has to find something new, so I want to stay flexible. There is one customer who is working where I applied while that bankruptcy thing was going on, and she is actually part of the people doing the hiring there, who keeps asking me when I'll reapply. That's where I want to go! I'd be working for the city then, office job with a great package and good pay, nice place too. It still feels like I want to add "when I'm grown up" but I'm 42 now, I don't think I'll do any more of that.

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP- MAY 2019 on: May 14, 2019 12:00:51 PM
I claim CDEeeek for Pink Floyd (due out May 28)

3/0/0
CDEeeek for artist's choice (due out May 22)
CDEeeek for Edward Gorey (due out May 24)
curiousfae for collage (due out May 24)
CDEeeek for Pink Floyd (due out May 28)


Hi, Im Anne from Bremen, Germany. This is my first time here in paper crafts  and ATCs I had so much fun with the pocket letter I made earlier this year and with the Craftster Trading Cards from Asheville, now I want to make more! I have a few suggestions for themes, but I'd love for you to just make what you want!

Artist's Choice!
Your CTC!
Any theme from my faves (see Pinterest, Craftster profile)!
Moon
Stars
Night
Labyrinth (the Jim Henson movie with Jareth, Sarah & Co.)
Dark Crystal (the Jim Henson movie)
Discworld (Pratchett)
Good Omens (Pratchett/Gaiman)
Crafty Stuff (stash, crafts, saying, funny/punny/snarky, )
Letters (the postal type)
Nature
Bubbles
Books
Beads
Dolls House
Colours (esp. deep purple/teal/turquoise/aqua)
Miniatures
Gelli Prints
Ammonites
Geodes
Amethyst
Agate
Peacock
Sloth
Hippopotamus
Music
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap on: May 11, 2019 10:10:28 AM
I'm in already and have made a claim I'd say that counts as excited about OWS Wink

I'm fine with a May/June round, I'd also keep claiming. And I'd be back for the next month just as I'd be after a break.
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