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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / IYP 29: summer swing along Gallery on: August 17, 2016 06:33:51 PM
Post your goodies here!

Link to swap thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448251.0


Send Status:
SENT
PARTNER RECEIVED
SENDING LATE WITH COMM
LATE NO COMM/TWO WEEKS LATE
SWAP FEEDBACK GIVEN

lindyv321 <-> Abbeeroad
Smeddley <-> wolffepsyche
Smeddley <-> calabaza
bunny1kenobi <-> limeriot
kittykill <-> pottermouth
anna.wahnsinn <-> Averia
cackle <-> PerfectlyBohemian
sheepBlue <-> sloth003
alwaysinmyroom 9/16 <-> LeapFeetFirst
geekgirl1000100<->Beautifulsoul
luckdragon <-> underthemountain
artsycandice <-> Nodsu
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / IYP 29: Summer Swing-along SU closed, SO 9/6 on: June 29, 2016 02:16:12 PM
Swap name: IYP (invite your partner) 29: Summer Swing-along

GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449956.0



 This is a swap where you invite your own partner (IYP = Invite Your Partner)
If you have never joined an IYP swap before, scroll down for the details! If you have, then it's time to find a dance partner!!


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: luckdragon
co-organizer: TBD
Sign-up date range: June 29 - July 22, 2016
Date to send by: Sept 6, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no (Ill find a co-org if over 24)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Additional Age requirement? No

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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
- 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[/size]

SWAP DETAILS:
Here's how it works:
In this swap, you can contact anyone on Craftster and ask them to be your partner. It's almost like a personal swap, but with a group, and a killer gallery! You will have to sign up with your partner. That is, you must contact your potential partner via pm and you both must mutually agree to be partnered together. Once you have a partner, each of you must pm me with your information, and after doing all the necessary double checking, I will post you both together as participants and add this swap to your "In progress" feedback.

Swappers may have two partners this round! However, if you have any instances of 'poor swapping' documented in your feedback (such as 'no communication' 'did not craft in the spirit of the swap') or numerous instances of sending very late, I ask that you only craft for one partner. You may not have more than two partners.  ** New swappers may only have 1 partner**
As partners, you will choose if you want to have a theme, if you want to stalk each other and be surprised, or if you want to request from each other things you have admired in the past. You should also agree on quantity. I would suggest one "large" (time consuming and/or valuable) item, and a couple of "small" (quicker to craft) items that you know your partner will like.  But make sure that you both agree on a size.  Feel free to start crafting for your partner as soon as you are both officially signed up!
If you want to participate, but you are a bit shy of just asking someone, you can PM me and you'll be put on a list of "Potential Partners" in the next post, so people can choose from craftsters that are interested.

 RULES:
Please check into the thread once per week.
swappers will receive temporary negative feedback if:
- it is one week past send-outs and you are out of communication for 2 weeks
- it is two weeks past send-outs and you have not yet sent, regardless of the communication with us and your partner.

Even if you decide with your partner that you are sending late and she/he says its alright, you MUST send by two weeks past the send out date or this will be reflected in negative feedback. Once you do send and your partner has received, your feedback will be changed back to positive.  However, this late sending will be reflected in your feedback comments even if you communicated.  

THIS IS A VERY IN DEPTH SWAP AND WE ARE TRADING WITH PEOPLE WE LIKE. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE READY TO SEND ON TIME!

The secret password phrase is: little bunny foo-foo!

ONE NOTE: It is a little scary to ask someone to be your partner. Some people may have someone else already in mind, or they may not have the time or funds to participate right now, or they may just not be interested. We need to remember to be nice if we feel we need to refuse someone, and to not take it personally if someone else turns us down.

So, in summary, here's what you need to do:

1. Contact your partner (make sure they're in good standing, swapwise), and agree to join together
2. Both partners must PM luckdragon and each other with the questionnaire including mailing information.  
3. Post in this thread weekly so I can keep up with you!
4. Make sure you can mail on time, and provide organizer with a USPS tracking number for U.S. packages.  If you are shipping internationally, make sure to save your post office receipt.
5. PM your partner and organizer when you receive as well! Your partner CANNOT get feedback unless we know that the package was received. Thank your partner both in a PM and publicly in the gallery. If you are unable to post pictures, please let your partner know before they send to you so that they can make sure to take pictures to post.  We all want to see what you got!
6. Lack of PMs to organizer and your partner will be noted in feedback!!!
7. Have fun!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (luckdragon) AND to your partner

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: IYP 29: Summer Swing-along
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
I have read all the rules, including ones for late sendouts(YES/NO):
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):
What is the secret password?
My partner is:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (luckdragon) 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.
 
Mark any PM's for this swap with IYP29 in the title and specify reasons after that such as "IYP29 Sign-up" to keep communications less confusing.

Happy Crafting!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Big Scarf - pinterest inspired on: February 03, 2016 02:45:05 PM
Embroidery/cross stitch of my daughter in her big scarf:


Backstory:I spend way too much time looking through pinterest for crafty inspiration and way too little time actually crafting.  However, sometimes "pinspiration" happens at just the right time for actual craft motivation!

So, I found these fantastic needlework/illustration pieces by Izziyana Suhaimi (blog post: http://elblogdedmc.blogspot.com/2012/01/izziyana-suhaimi-ilustraciones-con.html) and in particular, this one:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/275564070928039298/

So, pinned for future reference...

Not 3 days later, my mom emails me this picture of my daughter from Christmas

Random coincidence or fate?  Either way, it must be made!



I outlined the main parts of the photo with sharpie.  Then I traced the scarf part onto 14 count Aida and cross stitched the scarf.  I was going to use one of those cross stitch chart programs, but then I decided to just wing it.  Once the scarf was done, I cut it out and put some glue around the edges from the back to prevent fraying.  Then I traced the rest of the picture onto plain fabric and just used straight stitches for the outline.  Glasses are of black felt.  Tacked the glasses in place then tacked on the scarf.

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out Smiley
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / IYP 28 - Winter Wing Ding GALLERY!! on: January 20, 2016 02:25:24 PM
Post pictures of the fabulousness here!



Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442365

SEND/RECEIVE STATUS:
SENT
PARTNER RECEIVED
SENDING LATE WITH COMM
SENDING LATE NO COMM
FEEDBACK GIVEN

LUCKDRAGON'S GROUP
luckdragon <-> edelC
alwaysinmyroom <-> edelC
alwaysinmyroom <-> MissingWillow
jemimah <-> sheepBlue
HSG <-> alteredmommy
Kittykill <-> pinkmichk
Ludi <-> tapestrymlp
pottermouth <-> tapestrymlp
pottermouth <-> cackle
P_E_S_T <-> roler
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / IYP 28 - Winter Wing Ding: SU Jan 2 - 25 (Closed), SO March 7 on: January 02, 2016 05:13:29 PM
Swap name: IYP (invite your partner) 28: Winter Wing Ding

GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442583


 This is a swap where you invite your own partner (IYP = Invite Your Partner)
If you have never joined an IYP swap before, scroll down for the details! If you have, then it's time to find a dance partner!!


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: luckdragon
co-organizer: jemimah
Sign-up date range: Jan 2 - Jan 25, 2016
Date to send by: March 7, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no (Ill find a co-org if over 24)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Additional Age requirement? No

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
- 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

SWAP DETAILS:
Here's how it works:
In this swap, you can contact anyone on Craftster and ask them to be your partner. It's almost like a personal swap, but with a group, and a killer gallery! You will have to sign up with your partner. That is, you must contact your potential partner via pm and you both must mutually agree to be partnered together. Once you have a partner, each of you must pm me with your information, and after doing all the necessary double checking, I will post you both together as participants and add this swap to your "In progress" feedback.

Swappers may have two partners this round! However, if you have any instances of 'poor swapping' documented in your feedback (such as 'no communication' 'did not craft in the spirit of the swap') or numerous instances of sending very late, I ask that you only craft for one partner. You may not have more than two partners.  ** New swappers may only have 1 partner**
As partners, you will choose if you want to have a theme, if you want to stalk each other and be surprised, or if you want to request from each other things you have admired in the past. You should also agree on quantity. I would suggest one "large" (time consuming and/or valuable) item, and a couple of "small" (quicker to craft) items that you know your partner will like.  But make sure that you both agree on a size.  Feel free to start crafting for your partner as soon as you are both officially signed up!
If you want to participate, but you are a bit shy of just asking someone, you can PM me and you'll be put on a list of "Potential Partners" in the next post, so people can choose from craftsters that are interested.

 RULES:
Please check into the thread once per week.
swappers will receive temporary negative feedback if:
- it is one week past send-outs and you are out of communication for 2 weeks
- it is two weeks past send-outs and you have not yet sent, regardless of the communication with us and your partner.

Even if you decide with your partner that you are sending late and she/he says its alright, you MUST send by two weeks past the send out date or this will be reflected in negative feedback. Once you do send and your partner has received, your feedback will be changed back to positive.  However, this late sending will be reflected in your feedback comments even if you communicated.  

THIS IS A VERY IN DEPTH SWAP AND WE ARE TRADING WITH PEOPLE WE LIKE. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE READY TO SEND ON TIME!

The secret password is: Hello Sweety!

ONE NOTE: It is a little scary to ask someone to be your partner. Some people may have someone else already in mind, or they may not have the time or funds to participate right now, or they may just not be interested. We need to remember to be nice if we feel we need to refuse someone, and to not take it personally if someone else turns us down.

So, in summary, here's what you need to do:

1. Contact your partner (make sure they're in good standing, swapwise), and agree to join together
2. Both partners must PM luckdragon and each other with the questionnaire including mailing information.  
3. Post in this thread weekly so I can keep up with you!
4. Make sure you can mail on time, and provide organizer with a USPS tracking number for U.S. packages.  If you are shipping internationally, make sure to save your post office receipt.
5. PM your partner and organizer when you receive as well! Your partner CANNOT get feedback unless we know that the package was received. Thank your partner both in a PM and publicly in the gallery. If you are unable to post pictures, please let your partner know before they send to you so that they can make sure to take pictures to post.  We all want to see what you got!
6. Lack of PMs to organizer and your partner will be noted in feedback!!!
7. Have fun!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (luckdragon)

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: IYP 28: Winter Wing Ding
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
I have read all the rules, including ones for late sendouts(YES/NO):
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):
What is the secret password?
My partner is:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (luckdragon) 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.
 
Mark any PM's for this swap with IYP28 in the title and specify reasons after that such as "IYP28 Sign-up" to keep communications less confusing.

Happy Crafting!

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436461.0#ixzz3w8idGLoi
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Holiday Gnomies! on: December 29, 2015 12:48:41 PM
I wanted to make a little something for my daughter and her 3 dorm-mates at college for the winter holidays.  I saw these adorable gnomes/tomtes (?) on pinterest and knew I had to figure out how to make them! I couldn't find directions anywhere so I just winged it.

The bodies are green wool/acrylic blend felt with some rice for weight and poly stuffing (basically upside down cone shaped). The beards are bits of white fake fur. Noses are 3 layers of skin-toned felt.  Hats are random fabric scraps with a tiny bell on top.  Managed to use all stash supplies, which was a bonus!

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Mythbusters - I reject your reality! on: December 29, 2015 12:37:37 PM
My daughter has gone off to college this year, so I have been crafting fun little things for her dorm. 

She is a big Mythbusters fans, so I made this for her.  I don't often do cross-stitch, but this was really fun!  It's a 6 inch hoop (which for some reason has been really hard to find at the craft stores!)

The Mythbusters pattern is from AmazingCrossStitch on etsy.  I added the words.

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / IYP 28? (time for another round of Invite Your Partner?) on: December 29, 2015 12:01:00 PM
It's been a year - does anyone want to participate in another round of Invite Your Partner (IYP)?

For those who haven't participated before, this is your chance to ask a fellow craftster to be your partner in a swap.  You decide size, theme, etc. 
Here is the last round: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436461.0
And Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436989.0

I can have signups for the month of January and sendouts first week of March.


9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Scrappy Minky Monsters! on: January 16, 2015 05:32:38 PM
I made these scrappy minky monsters for pinkmichk's kids in the last IYP swap.  I usually make monsters out of faux fur, but I couldn't find any really soft, snuggle-able fur this time.  While I was searching through my fabric stash for the fabric scraps, I noticed that I had some minky left over from baby blankets.  Super Soft and Snuggly!!  Also MUCH easier to sew with!

This is a great way to use up leftover minky and fabric scraps from other projects!  All the fabric scrap pieces were sewn on (raw edges) with a zig zag stitch.  Small amount of hand embroidery for their smiles and one eye. 





I think they came out cute! Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / IYP 27 Crafty Quickstep Gallery! on: December 02, 2014 05:13:26 PM
Post your lovely crafts here so we can oohhh and aaahhh!


Send/Receive Status:
blue = sent
green = partner received
orange = sending late with communication
strikethrough = feedback given
blazing red = contact organizer immediately!!


LimeRiot <-> PerfectlyBohemian
cackle <->   maxxev
cackle <-> rackycoo
luckdragon <-> pinkmichk
luckdragon <-> Smeddley
kwality570 <-> Smeddley
edelC       <-> jemimah
edelC       <-> wendiek
Averia      <-> anna.wahnsinn
spikefan <-> anna.wahnsinn
spikefan <-> Averia
kwality570 <-> artsycandice
sheepBlue  <-> artsycandice



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