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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / International Friendship Bracelet GALLERY (SU 4/14-4/26 Send out 5/10) on: May 08, 2015 01:12:10 PM
Please show pictures of the friendship bracelets you received here  Smiley

Link to the main thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438919.0


Green = sent
Smiley =  partner received!
Strikethrough = feedback given

Acadian Driftwood - StainedMushroom  Smiley
Acadian Driftwood - IdlersDesign

IdlersDesign - Acadian Driftwood
IdlersDesign - Average_Fan

CraftyMamaBee - Adubyah  Smiley
CraftyMamaBee - La Chapa  Smiley

Average_Fan - Sinjah  Smiley
Average_Fan - IdlersDesign  Smiley

Juliel85 - thatoneguy  Smiley
Juliel85 - Adubyah  Smiley

La Chapa - thatoneguy  Smiley
La Chapa - CraftyMamaBee  Smiley

thatoneguy - juliel85  Smiley
thatoneguy - La Chapa  Smiley

StainedMushroom - Acadian Driftwood  Smiley
StainedMushroom - Sinjah  Smiley

Adubyah - Juliel85  Smiley
Adubyah - CraftyMamaBee  Smiley

Sinjah - Average_Fan Smiley
Sinjah - StainedMushroom  Smiley

2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / International Friendship Bracelet (SU 4/14-4/26 Send out 5/10) SIGNUPS CLOSED on: April 14, 2015 01:59:47 PM
Gallery! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439248.0

Swap name: International Friendship Bracelet Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: IdlersDesign
Sign-up date range: April 14 April 26
Date to send item by: May 10

Limited to a certain number of people? 25
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional Age requirement? Swappers must be at least 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: 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/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
-  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

So I've been away from Craftster for a while and because I'm so happy to be back I decided to organise one of my favorite swaps I did here.  Cheesy

Spring and summer are here again; the perfect time to swap friendship bracelets! Do you remember the days when being friends meant giving bracelets you put all of your blood, sweat, and tears into? The embroidery floss and hemp bracelets would stay on your wrists for months or years to remind you of that best friend ever you left back at camp. Now is the time to regain that nostalgia by joining this swap.

You'll have two partners and make an awesome bracelet for each of them. Please read your partners profile carefully to check for colour preferences.
The bracelets should be made with embroidery floss (dmc) or thread of similar quality. As friendship bracelets are worn day and night they have to be confortable, so please no plastic or metal..

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

Name of swap: Friendship Bracelet 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? (YES: this is an International swap! Your craft will fit in an envelope, so no enormous shipping costs)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Favorite colors?:
Favorite patterns?:
Wrist size (small/medium/large):
Remarks/other wishes:


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


1. IdlersDesign (The Netherlands)
2. Acadian Driftwood (USA)
3.CraftyMamaBee (USA)
4. average_fan (Germany)
5. juliel85 (USA)
6. La Chapa (USA)
7.  thatoneguy (USA) Welcome first time swapper  Cheesy
8.Sinjah (Greece)
9. Adubyah (USA)
10. StainedMushroom (USA)

P.S. Some of you didn't mention your country in the address; so I assume it's USA. Please let me know if I'm wrong.


Acadian Driftwood - StainedMushroom
Acadian Driftwood - IdlersDesign

IdlersDesign - Acadian Driftwood
IdlersDesign - Average_Fan

CraftyMamaBee - Adubyah
CraftyMamaBee - La Chapa

Average_Fan - Sinjah
Average_Fan - IdlersDesign

Juliel85 - thatoneguy
Juliel85 - Adubyah

La Chapa - thatoneguy
La Chapa - CraftyMamaBee

thatoneguy - juliel85
thatoneguy - La Chapa

StainedMushroom - Acadian Driftwood
StainedMushroom - Sinjah

Adubyah - Juliel85
Adubyah - CraftyMamaBee

Sinjah - Average_Fan
Sinjah - StainedMushroom

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL) rd 2 - GALLERY on: July 10, 2012 12:18:40 PM
Our GALLERY!  Grin  - Please share photos of your envelopes and goodies here!

sending late with good communication


1 mini_mum - idlersdesign, dewshinesdopp, smmarrt
2 IdlersDesign - twistmysister, mini_mum
3 Alexampersandra - geekgirl1000100
4 Calabaza - MoonlitSun, SewEnthusiastic, ecopp
5 dewshinesdopp - eiseldora, Whitchhippie, mini_mum
6 Eclectic Dreamer - nostephot
7 ecopp - geekgirl1000100, calabaza, smmarrt
8 geekgirl1000100 - alexampersandra, ecopp, tree27
9 johnson.mom2two - eiseldora, witchhippie
10 nostephot - eclectic dreamer, adrienne_bowers, Summer6061
11 Tree27 - adrienne_bowers, geekgirl1000100
12 TwistMySister - idlersdesign
13 SewEnthusiastic - witchhippie, Calabaza
14 Witchhippie - johnson.mom2two, SewEnthusiastic, dewshinedopp
15 adrienne_bowers -tree27, nostephot, suereal
16 MoonlitSun Calabaza
17 Smmarrt - ecopp, mini_mum  
18 Pupper rubylynns, summer6061, jenn90000
19 suereal - adrienne_bowers, eiseldora
20 Eiseldora - dewshinesdopp, johnson.mom2two, suereal
21 Jenn90000  Pupper, Summer6061
22 Summer6061 nostephot, Pupper, Jenn90000
23 Rubylynns Pupper
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Monsters in matchboxes as birthday treats on: June 27, 2012 12:34:20 PM
My son is in preschool and needed a healthy birthday treat as they have more birthdays to celebrate and we don't want to stuff the 2 and 3 y/o with candy and cake  Wink So I made them little monsters in cute little beds made from matchboxes.
It's not my original idea (I wish it was) but no, I stole the idea from http://indulgy.com/post/jOmgErwJ61/matchbox-monsters#/do/page/1

Here they are:

And in their beds:

Well, I like them...I hope the kids don't prefer cake  Wink
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Zentangled shoes on: May 07, 2012 06:48:40 AM

So I had this pair of really really cheap shoes in my closet and I was on the point of throwing them away as I never wear white and probably never will (unless I ever accept a job in a hospital which is very unlikely for so many reasons  Wink).
Then I thought about some zentangles I recently made on paper and thought why not on these shoes?..
I used a simple waterproof black marker I had lying around.

After starting I remembered I should take a "before" picture:

Et voil!

Now I wear these shoes almost daily; love them (and so happy I didn't throw them away)!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Dutch swap? on: January 16, 2012 04:43:02 AM

In the Dutch forum we briefly talked about doing a Dutch swap, so only for Craftsters living in the Netherlands. Some of us might even be able to exchange packages in real life!
Who'd be interested? And how many points would you like this to be?
I'd be happy to organize  Grin

7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First time carding on: September 13, 2011 11:09:34 AM
This summer I visited smallhold and I finally get to post pics of the wonderful crafty afternoon we had.
One of her neighbours has a drum carder and as I still had some uncarded fleece left we decided to give it a try;

And it took us a little time to find out this was probably not the right way of using it..

Some of the wool, before and after carding:

And someone who was checking if we were doing it right:

And smallhold also learned how to use a drop spindle!  Cheesy

8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Autumn Elise shawl dyed with red and yellow onion skins (lots of pics!) on: September 01, 2011 01:22:22 PM

This has been my big summer project and I'm happy to be able to share it with you now!  Cheesy

It all started with a lucky girl who was given a raw fleece of local sheep (sorry don't know what kind of sheep):

And then I started spinning most of the white wool on my drop spindle. I left some brown/grey pieces in it on purpose, for a nice effect.

and spinning..

And after days of almost non-stop spinning I had 10 skeins of (almost) white yarn.

At our local greengrocer I've been collecting onion skins, because after eating onion soup, pasta with onions, onion bread, etc...I thought this would be a quicker way  Wink
And with some help from internet and the book Wild Colour (can be found on Amazon) I started dyeing...
I used iron and alum mordant to prepare the fibers and then yellow skins for yellow/orange and red skins for a green colour.

Et voil, le rsultat:

The more orange coloured one on the left is made with iron mordant + yellow skins.
The greens are beautiful moss green, but somehow my camera won't catch the right colour.

On my holiday in the North of France I started the real work. First, making workable balls of yarn.

And then the crocheting! I used the "Elise shawl" pattern from Ravelry, but in stead of adding the picot edging I decided to make it more my own style and made braids at both ends with knots (sorry, don't know the appropiate English term, but you see what I mean  Wink)


and done! (shown by the legal heir of the shawl  Wink)

And this is how I'll be wearing it (it looks a bit small this way, because part of it is folded):

Merci et au revoir!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pyjama/lounge pants swap? on: August 15, 2011 03:40:48 AM

Who'd be interested in a pyjama/lounge pants swap?

I was thinking of making one or 2 pair of pyjama pants (option given in the questionnaire) and sending a little snack/tea for example along.

I'd be happy to organize!
10  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Wie gaat er mee naar de Dag van de Wol op 10 sept? on: August 10, 2011 01:44:04 AM
Op zaterdag 10 september is vlakbij Oss de Dag van de Wol


Ik woon zelf in Leiden, maar wil er absoluut heen gaan. Wie gaat er mee?
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