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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: February 17, 2018 07:03:53 AM
Sheepblue - that ball of yarn is nuts. Did that thing take you forever to dye?

Haha, not too long to dye - forever to dry though. And then winding it up was a chore!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: February 15, 2018 05:13:13 PM
Glad you like it curiousfae! The card is handstamped but made by the awesome ArtsyCandice to celebrate the Woman's March last year - I thought it was appropo since you and I were both at the March this year too (though we didn't know it, and didn't meet up bah!)
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: February 15, 2018 05:02:07 PM
Whoa the gallery is exploding - I love it all  Cheesy

I received from curiousfae last night and was spoiled completely!

First I pulled out this new project bag and matching sticker! That'll show all the people that keep asking me about my "knitting"



Then there were these neat matching bags that were hiding a new pair of scissors (needed!!), MFM themed stitch markers (!!), and the best labels to include with my finished projects - in case you can't read them I showcased my favorites: "Made with Love. And a little wine. And probably some swearing." "Did you deserve this fine hand crafted item from me? Only time will tell." "No need to thank me. Your look of total awe and envy of my handiwork is enough to satisfy me."



Next was some labels to include on my crocheted bits so no one will ever forget I made them!  Cheesy



For the crocheted item curiousfae made me TWO trivets and a kickass mug to show off. I seriously looked at the trivets for a while trying to figure out the stitches she used.



And the final piece!! Crocheted rainbow earrings!! Love them  Cheesy Cheesy I've been in love with finding unique jewelry pieces and this fits to a T.



Thank you so much curiousfae!! I love it all, and will put it all to good use  Grin

(Also can't wait to meet in person - curse MI winters!)
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! on: February 14, 2018 04:02:23 PM
Everyone's stashbusting projects are fantastic! I should probably go evaluate my stash and see what I can bust as well.

My swap package for the Hooker's Only swap was received so I can post my first crafted items for the new year!
 
A group shot - I dyed some wool yarn for my medium crafted item. My partner loves rainbows so I went for a rainbow speckled effect. I picked the best one for sending. I also made her a crocheted/embroidered pin to share our MFM love (it's a podcast, check it out!). Then I decided to add a pair of simple but unique earrings to the bunch (I made some for me too hehe). And then stenciled a plain canvas bag for her future WIPs  Wink





5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: February 14, 2018 07:46:58 AM
Everyone has officially sent!

That's awesome!! I should be getting my package today I think...
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Where are my Murderinos at?! (True Crime swap??) on: February 12, 2018 04:43:10 PM
Sorry for getting off track guys! Not sure where the time went. Anyway, the swap sign up is a go!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454260.new#new
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / My Favorite Murder Podcast Swap (SU 2/12-2/28; SO 3/21) on: February 12, 2018 04:42:34 PM


Swap name: My Favorite Murder Podcast Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sheepBlue
Sign-up date range: 2/12-2/28
Date to send item by: 3/21

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
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



Are you a Murderino? Do you always stay sexy, and don't get murdered? This swap is for you!! We are sharing our SSDGM love for all things MFM related. We will be making one medium and one small for our partners. Anything above and beyond this needs to be discussed and agreed upon with your partner.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: MFM Podcast 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)
Do you have any allergies, or ethical product concerns?
Does your home contain any allergens your partner should be aware of?

Is there anything specific you'd like crafted for you?

Anything you really do not want?

What things do you like to craft?

What are your favorite colors/patterns?

What colors/patterns do you hate?

Do you have a pinterest?

Are you a Karen or a Georgia?

What is your favorite murder?

What's your hometown murder?

Anything additional you'd like to share?


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


Swappers:
1. sheepBlue
2. curiousfae
3.
4.
5.
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 (SIGNUPS CLOSED; SENDOUTS 2/12/18) on: February 06, 2018 07:17:39 PM
Haha I love seeing all these projects  Cheesy
9  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 (SIGNUPS CLOSED; SENDOUTS 2/12/18) on: February 05, 2018 12:33:22 PM
So here's a fun question for y'all: What's the most favorite thing you've ever crocheted?

If I had to pick just one, probably the tiny crochet sweater I made for a wee taxidermied (faux) tiger.  Cheesy

10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 (SIGNUPS CLOSED; SENDOUTS 2/12/18) on: February 05, 2018 07:55:31 AM
Dang it, the stitches I am making are so teensy I have to keep taking breaks. I think I get in about 10 mins max before my hands say "quit it!" and I have to do something else for a while. Oh well, I'll get 'er done. It's a good exercise in patience, not exactly something I have a lot of, lol.

Ooh I love tiny crochet! I'm excited to see what you're up to. Can't say my hands thank me for it either, but the result is always so cute. The smallest I've attempted is two strands of embroidery floss - I've seen some work out there done with sewing thread but even I have limits  Cheesy
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