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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Photo Watch/Bracelet on: December 17, 2010 10:16:26 AM
A simple quickie project...I got this christmas watch brand new at the 2nd hand store for a $1, tore out the insides, clipped the twisty thing and glued it bac on for ornamenta purposed and trimmed the picture...

Was going to keep it for myself but my MIL will LOVE it!!  Merry Christmas!

It would be fun to do this and use rinchies and keep swapping them out with my mood...
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Green Cheep Gift Bags on: October 04, 2009 12:47:49 PM

Am putting this under Christmas because I'm making them for Christmas...plan on using this idea all year round though...

Gift bags get expensive around Christmas, normally I just reuse the ones I've gotten but I never have enough for the big holidays...seemed a waist to spend $2-5 on a gift bag when reusable grocery bags are so cheep.  So this is what I came up with.  Take an $.88 grocery bag and  a couple scraps of fabric from yard sales & 2nd hand store that I picked up for pocket change.  A little cutting (I gave an extra inch for folding over on each side), some pining, iron flat, then sew away...

I just covered the front and back so the logo will not show...but you could also do the sides and bottom to help strengthen the bag to make it last longer.  The plastic thing in the bottom is getting a treatment with duct tape before going out so that it does not end up in shreds.

Being made of fabric they won't rip as easy as the paper gift bags like the MIL's gift bag I used for her B-Day last night and can be reused more as gift bags, or move onto a life as a fancy reusable grocery bag, a tote bag or even tell the kids it is a toy bag...

Keep a mental note of the different sizes and colors the different stores carry and most have a logo bag for a $1 or less..JoAnn's & Target's are larger and I've already counted 4 different colors and 3 different sizes...

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Stocking Stuffers For Guys on: September 28, 2009 10:23:38 AM
So here is my dilemma, with 3 out of 4 children at our family Christmas gathering having B-Days within 3 weeks of Christmas...two of which are mine...our family has decided to limit Christmas presents to stocking suffers only.  What of earth do you you use for guy's stocking stuffs other than food stuffs? 

I grew up with 3 sisters and all Dad ever got was socks, deodorant, and candy in his...there have got to be better ideas out there other than the cop out of 'oh, just get a gift certificate...'  or expensive items.  Gals are getting things like scrabble tile necklaces, magnets, soaps, niece is getting a belt (tute on craftster :-), found SIL a mini strawberry shortcake doll 2nd hand (vintage and she collects them), and everyone is getting baked goods like fudge, jams and other treats made with Chex  (as many in family are allergic to gluten and with the chex recipes they still taste likes treats to everyone else too). 

*Hubby, computer programmer, hates presents & the holidays but still needs something as I'm not going to let the kids see him get nothing, will probably have son and starting next year daughter too (she is still on the oven till January) make daddy things as he likes that.  Still any ideas would be awesome...   

*FIL, electrician, loves to read...that and his wife and dogs is basically his life.  LOVES baked goods but I still need other ideas.  MIL when asked for ideas all she could say is 'gift certificate to barn's & noble'

*BIL, officer in Army Reserve, teaching at college this year, likes to read, plans to live off of cafeteria food.  Was thinking of making microwave or in a mug mixes but still need non-food ideas

My only idea for a craft to do for guys is the tea bag wallets...hubby thinks that to weird though so I'm torn as to weather to make that for them...
4  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Menstrual Care Package Swap #2 -- 1 Angel Found on: September 17, 2006 10:23:31 PM
Swap Name: Menstrual Care Package Swap #2
Original Thread link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90443.0
Gallery thread link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=98335.0
# of Flakers:1 (well 3 total but the others were taken care of earlier, )

Angel Needed for jan_on_ice if you are intrested please PM me and I'll PM her likes/needs. . . .you would be shipping to New Zeland.
  Found  Cheesy
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Alphabet ATC G, H, I on: July 22, 2006 03:06:42 PM
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / I <3 Coffee/Tea swap, round 3 on: July 20, 2006 01:32:50 AM
Original thread. . .https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103589.0

Recieved a lovley tea package from and will try posting pictures again tomorrow cause they turned out fuzzy. . .

The DH promptly ran away with the new container full of tea. . .so man man is happy!!  LOL, and so am I  Cheesy  She sent a decorated tin full of teabags, a bag/purse, tea bag stuffie, honey sticks and a hand tinted picture of teacups!
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Alphabet ATC G, H, I [sign-up till 30 swappers or 7/14/06] on: June 30, 2006 12:42:56 AM
Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109099.0

Swap name: Alphabet ATC G, H, I
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: princessblueberry
Sign-up date range: 6/30/06-7/14/06
Date to send item by: 7/28/06

Limited to a certain number of people? 30

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed?

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:

You'll make 3 different atcs G, H, and I themed ATCs this round. . .and send each one to a different swapper.   ATCs must be 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.  There will be a new swap round every month or so as we progress through the alphabet so you can join in at any time  Cheesy

Since ATCs are small DC# is not required but if your cards are recieved after 3 weeks you will need to resend. 

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

Name of swap: Alphabet ATC G, H, I
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


13. annette
20. hardcoremothball
21. pinkangel1979

Swapper                   Sends G, H, I to
icebyrd67               goatgoddess, Gingerquilts, correctionowife
goatgoddess             Gingerquilts, correctionowife, rackycoo 
Gingerquilts                correctionowife, rackycoo , teapotdnky
correctionowife     rackycoo , teapotdnky, megan+mary
rackycoo                teapotdnky, megan+mary, Sonjaboo
teapotdnky             megan+mary, Sonjaboo, Sharla
megan+mary          Sonjaboo, Sharla, princessblueberry
Sonjaboo             Sharla, princessblueberry, Happychick
Sharla                        princessblueberry, Happychick, qazicat
princessblueberry    Happychick, qazicat, Phizzychick
Happychick              qazicat, Phizzychick, charliebrown
qazicat                 Phizzychick, charliebrown, catpants
Phizzychick              charliebrown, catpants, minouette
charliebrown              catpants, minouette, mub
catpants              minouette, mub, Bexiecat
minouette              mub, Bexiecat, sissychrissy1
mub                       Bexiecat, sissychrissy1, cynlen
Bexiecat               sissychrissy1, cynlen, hardcoremothball
sissychrissy1               cynlen, hardcoremothball, pinkangel1979
cynlen                        hardcoremothball, pinkangel1979, annette
hardcoremothball    pinkangel1979, annette, icebyrd67
pinkangel1979           annette, icebyrd67, goatgoddess
annette               icebyrd67, goatgoddess, Gingerquilts
8  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Alphabet ATC D, E, F ~ Angels found on: June 27, 2006 11:20:08 PM
Swap Name: Alphabet ATC D, E, F
Original Thread link: is missing. . .was https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=95181.60;topicseen
Gallery thread link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=97648.0
# of Flakers: 2

mjadams, flaked on Gingerquilts for D ATC, Sharla for E ATC, urvi for F ATC, no angel needed since she flaked too
urvi    annette for D ATC, aliastriona_angerboda for E ATC, , cynlen for F ATC

Gingerquilts & annette angeled by cynlen
Sharla & aliastriona_angerboda angeled by princessblueberry
cynlen angeled by catpants

Thanks Ladies!!  Cheesy
9  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Menstrual Care Package Swap #2 -- 2 Angels Found on: June 22, 2006 12:02:58 AM
Swap Name: Menstrual Care Package Swap #2
Original Thread link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90443.0
Gallery thread link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=98335.0
# of Flakers: 2

CosmicCRanberry needs an angel: (swap angel red_willow)

Cloth Pad/disposable/neither?: Disposable, usually overnight
Tampon/echo-flo-buster/Diva cup/neither?: Tampon, though I am willing to try the eco-flow-buster
Would you like to try something new?: crochet tampon, cloth pads
I would so LOVE this PMS related item: I get really depressed on my periods, so I would like an "emregency mood-lifter kit"
I need a carrying case for:: tampons, pads, pantyliners
I am allergic to: nothing i know of
"that" week, I crave more than anything: hamburgers, fries, junk food
My favorite colors are:purple, blue, pink

caffeinatedair needs 1 angel:  (swap angel red_willow)

Cloth Pad/disposable/neither? Switching from disposable to cloth
Tampon/echo-flo-buster/Diva cup/neither? Tampon
Would you like to try something new?  (like the cloth pads or crochet tampon. . .) Sure
I would so LOVE this PMS related item: A heating pad.. Ahh. (I am so envious of the flax-seed ones I have seen here!  )
I need a carrying case for: Cloth pads
I am allergic to: nothing
"that" week, I crave more than anything: things to munch on (i'm not a huge chocolate person)
My favorite colors are: anything polka dotted, purple!

P.S. I may be away from craftster most of tomorrow depending on how long they are working on my car, I'll be stuck at the gaurage the whole time, so please don't think I'm ignoring you. . .
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / CUFF SWAP ROUND 2!!!! on: June 11, 2006 01:25:11 AM
Here's the original. . .  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94901.0
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