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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Winner Winner Cashew Chicken Dinner on: September 11, 2017 07:25:50 PM


I've been lazy lately when it comes to trying new dinner recipes. Sometimes it's easier to to just use our usual go to recipes but it gets boring. I have about a billion recipes pinned and decided we needed to try one. This one was a winner!

I used a bag of frozen Asian veggies, added some onion, and served it over rice rather than broccoli. I think it's pretty versatile in terms of veggies you can use.

You can find the recipe here http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2017/02/24/quick-and-easy-cashew-chicken-recipe/
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Headless Horseman Hoop on: September 07, 2017 02:26:59 PM


I stitched this up on the machine for Pottermouth in the Vintage Halloween Swap. She said she would be good with anything in this theme and luckily Urban Threads happened to have this fantastic pattern. I haven't moved beyond making my machine embroidery items into actual things so it went into a hoop!

Please ignore the unfinished edge poking out... I swear I finished it up before I sent it!
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Altered Tombstones on: August 23, 2017 07:11:26 AM
I make a set of these Tombstones every year for a swap that is hosted by Retro Cafe Art Gallery. The only rule is you have to use the new set of four Tombstones. I purchased a little set of chipboard monsters and traced them on to watercolor paper to paint. The tombstones themselves are just painted then splattered. My favorite is the black tombstone with the orange monster.



Here is a collage of my past tombstones which I have shared here but am too lazy to dig up links!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another Mini 12 Days of Christmas? on: July 15, 2017 08:33:06 AM
Anyone up for another round of the Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap?? Here is a link to last years round

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449869.0
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Christmas in July Round 2 on: July 14, 2017 07:43:28 PM


Post your goodies here!
6   / COOKING / Cooking 2017 2nd Quarter Featured Projects on: July 08, 2017 09:23:46 AM
These are the projects chosen by Craftster members who clicked "This Rocks" for the second quarter of 2017
Congrats all!!!

Mirror Cake by redheadedblonde


Vintage cold crab dip... by Onyxnox


French Toast Casserole by Calabaza
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Mini Christmas Scene on: July 02, 2017 04:25:50 PM
So months ago I won a package of fun Christmas goodies from Alpha Stamps and I finally busted them out and put them to use. The advent calendar, gingerbread house, and mini sleigh were little kits I had to assemble.



I didn't glue anything down except the advent calendar so everything can be stored in the drawer when not on display.

Here is a close up so you can see a little more detail. The gingerbread house and advent calendar gave me a little trouble when assembling them since the pieces were so small!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Christmas in July Round 2 (Signup thru July 2; sendouts July 17) Closed on: June 25, 2017 01:37:10 PM


Gallery

Swap name: Christmas in July
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lindyv321
Sign-up date range: June 25-July 2
Date to send item by: July 17th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

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

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: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO
- 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 feedback: 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:
Can't wait for Christmas? Humming Christmas carols under your breath? Having visions of Sugar Plum fairies dancing through your mind? Well we are bringing some holiday cheer to the summer! This swap will be for Christmas themed items rather than Christmas gifts. You will have two weeks to craft up some holiday fun for your partner.

We will be swapping for one medium item and one small item. Extras are not expected but please discuss with your partner if you are wanting to do some spoiling.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of 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)
Allergies:
5 of your favorite Christmas themes
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Do you want religious themed items?
I would love to receive this:
Please don't make me this:
Crafts I can do:
Things I admire but can't do:
I promise to check in weekly:
Any other info for your partner including links to Pinterest, Etsy faves, etc:



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


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Participants:
bec99
monkey_girl
Helena Puck
Mlsocci74
Onyxnox
stellato_escuro
bywilma
Thimbles71


Sent
Received
Sent and received
Sending late w/comm
Contact me ASAP

Partners:
bec99 <--> monkey_girl
Helena Puck <--> stellato_escuro
Mlsocci74 <--> bywilma
Thimbles71 <--> Onyxnox
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Christmas in July Round 2 on: June 20, 2017 12:46:10 PM
I'm a little late getting this up but would anyone be interested in another round of the Christmas in July swap? Here's a link to last years swap https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448016.0
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Poe Kitchen Towels on: June 13, 2017 08:01:18 PM


I made these for gozer for a personal swap. I think they turned out pretty good even though I didn't have the multiple shades of black thread that were in the thread list. I didn't even know there were different shades!! Pattern is from Urban Threads
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