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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / OTT Anime/Manga swap (sign-ups Dec 27th -Jan 17th, SO Feb 15th) on: December 27, 2011 03:27:32 PM

Swap name: OTT Anime/Manga swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Tygermane
Sign-up date range: Dec 27th-Jan 17th
Date to send item by: Feb 15
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 (unless I get a co-org)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement? Just 16

Swap Organizer himself/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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Hello and welcome to the OTT Anime/Manga swap!! You will be required to make 1 item at least 5x5x5.  If you would like to craft extras, please discuss this with your partner first.  I would like this to be a flake free swap, so please everyone, post at least 1x per week in the board so we know no one has been consumed by the anime/manga monster!  Smiley  If you are having personal issues and will be unable to finish the swap or this will delay sending, please contact the organizer ASAP.  We can figure something out.  Smiley

Helpful Size Key:

Large= 3 points
Medium=2 points
Small=1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Sign-ups will be from Dec 27th to Jan 17th, send outs will be feb 15th, so that we have a nice long crafting period.

On to the questions!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:


Name of swap: OTT Anime/Manga swap

Craftster username

Email address

Your real name

Mailing address including the country

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

What are your favorite anime series?

What are your favorite manga?

Any Favorite Characters?

Do you like Asian dramas?

Anything youre currently watching/not quite finished with/dont want to be spoiled?

Favorite colors?

Least Favorite Colors?

What kinds of crafts do you do?

What kind of crafts would you be interested in receiving?

Is there anything you would rather not receive?

Do you have any allergies that your partner should know about?

Do you have any known allergens that might end up in your crafting?

Anything else you want the organizer or your partner to know?


Round 1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=168599.0
Round 2 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=198471
Round 3 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257531
Round 4 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311504


1. Tygermane
2. Ruby Copperhead
3. Quasior
4. 11denson
5. astrangeone
6. Illiamdra
7. Vecrutzi
8. haveyoumetlisa
9. BunnieBard
10. rrrat
11. Cloudsnapper
12. sweatereyes
13. WhimsicallyObsessed
14. amalgam


Tygermane ---------- Vecrutzi
Ruby Copperhead ------- rrat
Quasior ------- amalgam
11Denson ------ illiandra
astrangeone -------- sweatereyes
haveyoumetlisa -------BunnieBard
cloudsnapper ------ whimsically obsessed

Happy crafting!!! Cheesy
22  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Lolita Halloween costumes! on: November 05, 2011 02:52:38 PM
So this year, my daughter decided she wanted to be lolita for Halloween, and she wanted me to have a matching dress.  So like any good crafty mom, I raided my stash.  I had some of the Robert Kaufman cupcake fabric (I think it's Robert Kaufman), and knew exactly what I was going to use.  Thankfully I had it in 3 different colors, so I let her chose her's first, and she wanted the baby blue, which left me with the pink (Still not sure what to do with the green).  I had no pattern to go off of, and didn't know where to get a pattern, so of course, I had to make it up as I went.  I bought a Japanese Lolita magazine from Uwajimaya.  I did find some tutorials that came in handy, and unfortunately, I can't find them anymore. Sad  I even made the petticoat that goes under my daughter's dress.  I read lots of logs that said they were awful to make and painful.  But it wasn't that bad.  I found a video tut on Threadbanger that I used.  It took a couple hours, but wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I used wax paper as my pattern for her dress, lots of measuring.  Thankfully I didn't have to use my seam ripper a whole lot Cheesy
I also made her simple wrist cuffs, I made the pom-pom barrettes, since I couldn't find any in the stores.  They're just pom-poms glued to a hair clip.  I also made the rings she's wearing.  They're cake miniatures glued to adjustable ring bands.  I have also discovered what a joy a zipper foot is!!!  I don't know where this little device has been all my life, but what a life saver!!!  Zippers are no longer such a pain anymore!! Smiley
Most of the fabric for this came from my stash.  I think the only thing I really had to buy were the zipper, the blue ribbon and the eyelets that the ribbon goes through.  My dress is pretty much the same as hers, except the ruffles are in the back, and I made little ankle cuffs so I didn't have to take off my hemp anklet Smiley
For the ruffles I serged the edges, then basted, then gathered along the basting seam.  I then sewed the ruffles to the skirt.  This was the most time consuming part of the whole costume.  Her dress has 6 ruffles, mine has 8.  I think that's pretty much it on details, so here's the pics! Smiley

Here's the 2 of us posing together

Here's the back of mine with the tons of ruffles.  I think it weighed at least 5 lbs!!

Here's the back of my daughter's

Here's the front of hers

Here she is posing like some of the models in the Japanese Lolita magazine I bought

And just for fun.  One of my nephew's was an army man or sniper, so we stole his gun and were a little silly.

"Give me all your Halloween Candy!!"

Love to know what everyone thinks! Smiley (Sorry for the crappy quality of the pics, my camera doesn't seem to like low light)
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / another Anime/Manga swap on: October 06, 2011 10:41:20 AM

would anyone be up for another Anime/Manga swap after the holidays?  I could organize as long as it's after the holidays and hopefully my lovely co-org from last round would be willing to help again  Cheesy

Maybe another 6pt swap with like a month of crafting time??
Or maybe to change things up, a fill-a-flat-rate-box with anime/manga as the theme?  that sounds like it would be fun, but could be $$ so maybe it could be a small flat rate box with a couple small crafted items?  Any other ideas for this and who's interested??
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / a few necklaces :) on: October 04, 2011 02:41:40 PM
so, I've been hoarding the necklaces that I've made as well.  Now that I have something to hang them from to make it easier to see and take pics, I have finally gotten around to posting Smiley  YAY!!!!

butterfly necklace

I'm not sure what this stone is, but I paired it with pink freshwater pearls and a toggle clasp

apple necklace.  The pendant was actually given to me by my grandmother.  It was a gift my grandfather had given her.

a close-up of the pendant

the clasp

I think I may deconstruct this and find a chain for the pendant instead.  I think the pearls take away from the pendant

Hope you all like them Smiley
25  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / more amigurumi goodness on: October 04, 2011 02:32:47 PM
Here are some random ami's I've made for various swaps

Kitty with cupcake for the one tiny stuffie swap

Baby dragon made for my partner in the LV round 14 swap

Punk girl I made for an Angel package for the Japanese Kawaii swap

I also made this little guy for the angel package, I wish i could remember his name though. (Here he is before I put the flippers on.  I actually noticed that I forgot to add them wile taking these pics
26  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / amigurumi cupcakes!! on: October 04, 2011 02:27:43 PM
I've recently made a few ami cupcakes and thought they were super cute, on to the pics!!

Strawberry kitty

Vanilla puppy

Anarchy cupcake I made for my partner Anarchycupcake in the One tiny stuffie swap
27  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / L from Death note on: October 04, 2011 02:16:59 PM
I have been dying to make him for some time now, and now I finally have my little mini L!!! <3  Grin Grin Grin  So happy.  He's my fav character from Death Note.   I'm debating on making Light, I think I may just because L needs a play mate.  I don't really care for Light very much, but L seems to like him and perked up at the idea of me crocheting him.  I just kind of made him up as I went, his hair and eyes were the hardest part.  I knew no matter what yarn I used it wouldn't look exactly right so i though maybe fun fur would get me the closest.  His eyes are OK, not completely  happy with them, but they'll do for now.  I LOVE his little toes!  I love making amis with toes!  They're soo cute!!  His arms are also jointed so they can move.  Ok, enough rambling, on to the pics! Cheesy

A close-up on his face

A close-up on his toes <3

And one last full body shot! Cheesy
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Slytherin Chain mail bracelet on: October 04, 2011 02:08:29 PM
Here are 2 chain mail bracelets I made.  These were inspired by the Harry Potter books.  Snape is my fav character so these are my Slytherin chain mail bracelets!

with the colors reversed

They secure with toggle clasps, that look like the moon with crescents moons on either side of it.  I thought they would work well with my slytherin bracelets Smiley
Hope you all like them!
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / super kawaii rings (img heavy!) on: October 04, 2011 02:04:37 PM
Here are some rings I have made recently.  I love funky rings, and who doesn't love kawaii!!!  The rings are made with silver plated adjustable bands I got off Etsy, and the tops are little plastic minis I got from Uwajimaya, our Asian super store.  On to the super kawaii goodness!!!

The first is my fav, it's my birthday cake ring.  You know I'll be sporting this one on my birthday!  And possibly other people's birthdays too. Smiley

Strawberry cream puff ring

Cream puff ring

Strawberry cake ring

Apple pie ring

Cream puff ring

Stawberry shortcake's cat Custard ring

Sushi rings

Coffee jello ring

Salmon ring

another Salmon ring

Octopus ring
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / jack sparrow chunky charm bracelet and hibiscuss bracelet on: October 04, 2011 01:25:34 PM
It's very rare that I post here in this forum, but since I have FINALLY gotten around to taking pics of some of the bracelets I made, it's time to share them! Smiley

First is my Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow chunky charm bracelet.  I also made one of these for my partner in the POTC swap.  Her's also had some crab charms as 2 of her fave characters were Jack and Callipso.  They were both made with

First is my chunky charm bracelet

Here is my partners:

Next is a turquoise bracelet I made with pink clay hibiscuss flowers.  It also has a magnetic clasp to make it easier to latch Smiley

The clasp

Hope you all like them Smiley
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