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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / True Blood Swap Round 3 (SIGNUPS CLOSED, MAIL BY 05/31/10) FINISHED on: April 14, 2010 02:02:32 AM
True Blood Swap Round 3

Do you side with the Vamps, Weres or Shifters? Or are you a fully paid up member of the Fellowship of the Sun? If it's the latter, you might want to leave now; otherwise come on in and enjoy the Bon Temps baubles  Grin

This is a relatively small swap (4 points), but that's just enough to cover that Merlotte's tshirt you've been desperate for. Or the latest copy of Lafayette's recipe book complete with bitchy quotes, or even that cuddly Eric you want to erm...show off Wink All groups are welcome, as are those that prefer the books to the TV series.

I promise we won't bite....

Unless you ask nicely Cool

Previous rounds - galleries:

Round 1 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294088.0/
Round 2 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313850.0

To prevent flakers (or try to at least) I'm making it a requirement that you either post in the thread once a week (even if it's a 'still here!' post) or PM me just so we can see if anyone drops off the planet before send outs. I'd also ask that you don't send unless you've 'seen' your partner online that week - if you're not sure, contact me and I'll check. I know there are a few newbie swappers who are interested in signing up so again, if you're not sure on something, please ask! Some of the swap rules and regs can seem really daunting and a bit limiting initially, but honestly they're not, they're just to make sure everyone comes out happy (and full of Eric love Kiss)

Swap name: True Blood round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sazzra
Sign-up date range: 14th April to 25th April
Date to send item by: 31st May

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO No

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO Yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO Yes though swap is limited
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO Yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap

Details of swap:


It's a 4 point swap minimum, there is a space on the questionnaire to say that you're interested in a bigger swap but it's no guarantee that you'll be matched with someone who also wants to craft more. Any extras (crafted or spoilage) must be agreed with your partner first! Here's a guide to the points system, but do ask if in doubt:

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

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


Name of swap: True Blood Round 3
Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address including the country (PLEASE write how will look on envelope):

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside
a) Your country?
b) Your continent?

(If shipping domestically, you will be required to get some form of tracking/delivery confirmation. If shipping internationally, you will need to get and keep a copy of your posting receipt. Details of both will need to be sent to the organiser)

Do you confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval?

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens (pets/smoking) in your home/crafting space?

This is a 4 point swap, but would you be interested in crafting more (you must agree any more crafting with your partner)?

Have you read the books?

Do you prefer the books or the TV series?

Where have you seen up to in the series?

Which book have you read up to?

Favourite character or characters?
If youve read the books is your favourite the book or TV version?
Favourite character group (were, vamp, shifter etc)?
Least favourite character(s) and group?
Favourite episode/book?
Favourite quotes?
Favourite moment/event/storyline?

Anything you would love to receive?
Anything you don't want?
Favourite colours/patterns?
Least favourite colours/patterns?

Clothing sizes (if youd like to receive clothing):
Neck/wrist/finger size (if youd like to receive jewellery):

What kinds of crafts do you do and what level would you consider yourself?
What kinds of crafts do you not do but really like?

Do you have a Wist?

Do you have access to a camera and agree to post pictures of what you receive in the gallery and take pictures of what you send (just in case)?
Do you agree to post regularly (once a week minimum) in the thread and to hold off sending until youre sure your partner has checked in that week?
Is there anything else you would like your partner or the organizer to know?

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


1.   sazzra
2.   annachronism
3.   Indiana *wave to the newbie swapper*
4.   trix_ska
5.   Sylvanna *wave to the newbie swapper*
6.   lydiaharper
7.   motherconfessor *wave to the newbie swapper*
8.   rockmygypsysoul
9.   Rangerbeth
10.  karmamomma
11.  NightTerrorzChick *wave to the newbie swapper*
12.  sailorGirlBonk
13.  papilionette
14.  irish_chicky
15.  Dra
16.  crazyda79
17.  ravenztarot  *wave to the newbie swapper*
18.  starryeyeddiy
19.  super geek
20.  arielthemermaid *wave to the newbie swapper*
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to juggle 4 DPNS? on: March 31, 2010 03:47:34 AM
I've just started my first ever sock (the fact I can't actually properly knit shouldn't be a problem at all Roll Eyes) but either I have no spatial awareness/motor control or there's a secret knitting trick to keeping the 4 DPNS looking like a set of needles rather than a mutant squid creature. The stitches are spread over the 4 and I knit with the 5th - can I rubberband the 3 I'm not using or something?
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Adding a mouth on: March 25, 2010 03:50:53 AM
This is a bizarre question, so bear with me Wink

I have a pattern for a soft toy which has no mouth as such, the head is the two side pieces and the top gusset. I'd like him to be yawning however, so do you think I could add a mouth by cutting a wedge out of the sides and making the gusset in two pieces? I was thinking of felt for the inside of the mouth in a sort of oval shape.

Does any of that make sense?
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another True Blood Swap? on: February 18, 2010 09:45:54 AM
I've somehow managed to miss the True Blood swaps so far  Angry but would really love to do one in, say, April/May time. I could organise (gulp!) unless someone experienced wanted to, but would anyone else be interested?

Original swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305982.0
Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313850.0
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Total noob question on: February 17, 2010 07:17:42 AM
I've never done any beading of any kind before, the nearest would be sewing some seed beads on stuff. Embarrassed However, as I'm obviously not normal I've decided I want to bead myself a necklace using a resin cab I made. My question is, would http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=a&id=4094 be completely, ridiculously impossible for a beginner (the bezel, not the back of the turtle)? I have 6 months to complete said necklace, so time isn't a problem - I was then thinking some freeform madness inspired by IrynaHamilton's Black Sea necklace, or would that also inspire experienced beaders into derisive snorting? Undecided
16  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Inkjet decal question on: December 31, 2009 11:00:01 AM
Has anyone tried the inkjet decal+acrylic spray sealant on mugs? The supplier's instructions say print the design, spray with acrylic sealer then apply and it's fine for hand washing, but I'm a little suspicious Undecided
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Eric the Vampire Sock Monkey (fairly chunky picwise) on: December 26, 2009 09:18:25 AM
I wanted to make my friend something a little different for Christmas, she's a True Blood fan so what could be more appropriate than a vampire sock monkey?

He's a leggy Viking vampire, had I known what a complete pain in das butt over the knee socks would be, I would have gone for the shorter option Tongue

His felt fangs, cos he's a softy really, and his blood vial and 'Vampire Groupie' charm which I forgot to tell her were actually for her to wear Embarrassed

My friend and I both have lower back tattoos, so it seemed only appropriate that he should have a tramp stamp - his, however, has glow in the dark fangs. Why can't they do that with real tattoos?

I can see how people get addicted to sock monkeys - this was my first and, apart from the lunatic legs, he was great to make. I see a whole troop coming on....
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Skully needle roll on: December 26, 2009 09:08:16 AM
My friend's started knitting recently so as an addition to her Christmas present, I decided to knock this up

Yeah, needles would have helped to show the pockets Embarrassed The fabric is a burnt orange silk kind of stuff from an upholster's, the design is done with 3D fabric paint in metallic black using one of Urban Threads fabulous skull and crossed thingy designs. Fingers crossed she can make use of it!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Twilight (patooie) Team Jacob bag charm on: December 26, 2009 09:01:23 AM
So my friend's a Twilight fan. She can't help it.

Anyhoo, we saw a Team Jacob bag charm at a con in October and I said I'd make her one as part of her Christmas present, mainly because the 'bought' one had long haired Jacob whilst apparently short haired Jacob is far nicer Undecided

The charms are two chess pieces, a lion, lamb and wolf, with a shrinky wolf pack tattoo thrown in for good measure. Jacob himself is double sided, just pics on a blank with a resin topping. I originally put more stuff on it, but it looked like an explosion in a bead/charm factory so pared it right back. I'm going to give her the others when I see her in January so she can add them if she likes, or even swap them in and out.
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Christmas card for a chiropractic clinic on: December 26, 2009 08:25:25 AM
I stuffed my back in May and have been visiting the chiropractor and sports injury therapists at my local clinic on a fairly regular basis ever since. They are a great bunch of people, keeping me sane and doing their best to get me as mobile and as pain free as possible, so when I saw Urban Threads' spine design, I knew that it had to be used as a card for them.

It's just good old back stitch on cotton, with a Sakura glitter pen to fill in the vertebrae and make it festive Grin. Of course, had I actually engaged a brain cell before starting it, I would have realised that I had no cards large enough to mount it on, so it had to go on glitter card with a home made stand behind it.

They loved it - one of the receptionists (the owner's daughter) raved about it to the point of not opening the chocolate biscuits that came with it! I've also had a thank you card since, which is really sweet - makes you realise that there are still some people who don't think home made is just cheap Wink

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