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61  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Giver and Needers Round 12- Gallery on: October 21, 2013 12:20:19 PM
We have a sender!!!!!

Link to discussion thread

Sent and received
Contact Organizer please!
Feedback given

arwenjadeMountains and Clouds
MontyRuby Copperhead
62  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Givers and needers swap round 12 (SU: 9/10/13-16/10/13) on: October 09, 2013 06:39:54 AM


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Belladune
If over 25 participants, I will need a co-organizer

Sign-up date range: 9/10/13 - 16/10/13
Date to send item by: GIVERS 28/10/13
                              NEEDERS - 6/11/13

Limited to a certain number of people?  40
Restricted to people who all live in the same country?: No.

Swap participants must meet all these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully: YES (GIVERS can be first time swappers; NEEDERS must have completed one swap successfully )
- 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 18 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/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/NO


Welcome to the Givers and Needers swap! This is round 11!

Is your stash invading your craft space, over flowing your drawers, and pouring out of the closets? If so, this swap is for you!


Do you need supplies to be able to try new crafts, complete those pinterest projects, or refill your empty craft room? If so, this swap is for you too!


If you have an overabundance of craft supplies and are feeling the need to purge, here are the details you need to read!

Givers will send a box of craft supplies to a needer so they can continue their love for crafting. In return, you will receive a small crafted item as a "thank" made with love from your needer. The giver can choose the size and amount of supplies they send, just make sure to send enough to help the needer without breaking your budget. Send something you'd be happy to receive.

This is a great way to de stash and help a fellow crafter out who may for various reasons need some supply help.


If you have more cobwebs than craft supplies in your closets, here are the details you need to read!

Needers will receive a box of supplies from a very generous giver.  In return, you will send a thank you gift that is the equivalent of a small. The thank you gift does not need to be crafted from the supplies the giver sends. The minimum is a small, but feel free to spoil your giver!

But WAIT - Can I be BOTH?!?!

Done with papercrafts, but want to try your hand at embroidery, keep reading!

If you would like to be both a Giver and a Needer you can! Just be sure to fill out both sections of the questionnaire.


Please put G&N 12 in all PM subjects.
Please mark all PM's with Approval, Sent, Received
I reserve the right to refuse ANYONE based on late sending, history of incomplete packages, etc, etc.  
Should your needs be something that no givers are offering, you may be contacted about changing your questionnaire.
Should you be offering something that no needers need, you will contacted to change your questionnaire.
You must have swapped at least once before to join this swap as a needer.  
Please be sure to take pictures and post items that you receive. If you do not have a camera, please PM your partner and ask them to take pics for you!
DC# are needed for ALL packages! If you are sending from or to someone outside of the USA please keep your receipt. I will need a copy of it once you send!
Please go through your stash or your needs well before filling out the questionnaire, this way, you know exactly what you have to give and what it is you need, itll be a great help when partnering time comes.
No one likes to be flaked on, so please only sign up if you can complete this swap.
Communication is important! You must communicate once a week.

Name of swap: Givers and Needers Round 11
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address including the country:

Are you at least 18 years old?
Are you willing to ship outside of your country?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

How many packages would you like to send (this isn't guaranteed, please put the maximum number you are able to send):
What types of supplies do you have to give? Please be as specific as possible!
1. Fabric/sewing supplies (including patterns, trim, stuffing, buttons):
2. Beads/Jewelry supplies:
3. Crochet/knit supplies (books, yarn, hooks, needles, etc):
4. Art supplies(paint brushes, etc):
5. Pottery/clay supplies:
6. Paper/scrapbook supplies:
7. Needlework (embroidery, cross stitch, etc):
8. Soap/Candle supplies:
9. Image reproduction supplies (silk screening kit, stamp carving materials, etc):
10. Other (please describe):

Please list any Pinterest or wists you may have to help your partner to design an awesome thank you gift:

Anything else youd like your partner to know?

What types of supplies would you like to receive? Please be as specific as possible!
1. Fabric/sewing supplies (including patterns, trim, stuffing, buttons):
2. Beads/Jewelry supplies:
3. Crochet/knit supplies (books, yarn, hooks, needles, etc):
4. Art supplies(paint brushes, etc):
5. Pottery/clay supplies:
6. Paper/scrapbook supplies:
7. Needlework (embroidery, cross stitch, etc):
8. Soap/Candle supplies:
9. Image reproduction supplies (silk screening kit, stamp carving materials, etc):
10.  Other (please describe):

Anything else youd like your partner to know?

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

*Copied and pasted from round 11!! With the appropriate edits made Smiley*

 LeapFeetFirst - Fabric/sewing box or Yarn box or Paper stuffs box.
 tendstowardschaos - Fabric/sewing box or beads/jewellery box or knitting box
 lovesclutter - mostly fabric, but will see what else she can toss in that box, based on her partners needs Cheesy
 Monty - Well, suffice to say, she's got all the things.
 lmseeley - Nuetral fabrics
 Averia - red heart yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, fabric/sewing box
 arwenjade - patterns and scrap fabric, paper supplies
 Craftsunderground - embroidery supplies, some leather

 margiej - fabric thread, beads, yarn bits for accent, polymer clay, embroidery hoops, blocks....
 coconutbells - fabric, yarn and needles and hooks, embroidery kits with instructions, sculpey, beads and wire.....
 missmopet - pug sized doggy clothes patterns, yarns, safety eyes,
 lilyla19 - wire, yarns, knit/ crochet stuff, poly clay kit
 Mountains and Clouds - fabric, small buttons/snaps, beads, paints, paper
 bookstorebabe - Beads findings etc, paint glue art supplies
 Ruby Copperhead - yarn, hoops and floss, LED supplies
 Lo[ve] - leather scraps, serger thread, cotton yarn, Tunisian crochet hook, embroidery supplies, soap/candle supplies and silk screening kit.
 Craftsunderground - Steam punk stuff: washers, cogs, bedsprings, steampunky fabric etc...

arwenjadeMountains and Clouds
MontyRuby Copperhead
63  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Givers and needers swap round 12?? on: October 07, 2013 10:24:46 AM
Is anyone interested in another round of the givers and needers swap?

Last round : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418590.0#axzz2h3JoJwZ7

Basically, do you have to much of something and want to give it away? Then you are a giver.  In return you will receive a small gift from your needer!  And you can be both if you want to be, you'll just have to be willing to send a box to someone and a gift to someone else!

Also, if This is usually organized by someone, let me know!  I can organize or co organize if there's generally an organizer.
64  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Some embellished shirts for little ones on: October 02, 2013 08:59:21 AM
I know a few people who had babies recently, and just by chance I found some packages of onesies in the back of my daugthers drawer that were labeled 18 months.  None of my kids are that small anymore! I took advantage of this in the form of baby gifts! There was also a package of small kids t shirts, so I whipped up a matching shirt for the older Bro of one of the babes, too.

4 Shirts done in gnomes.

And one tetris shirt!

I put some light heat and bond on the one side of the felt, cut my pieces out, ironed them on and stitched them down so they were secure!  Easy peasy Smiley
65  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Separating the thel from the tog. on: September 15, 2013 04:13:03 PM

Seperating Tog and Thel on the drum carder by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

So, I heard that there was a method to separating the Tog(long) and the Thel (short)on a double coated fleece with a drum carder.  So I tried it with a Scottish Blackface fleece I had.

Hold the tog in one hand and the thel goes against the drum of your drumcarder as you spin it. The thel is pulled out by the teeth of the drum carder, leaving you with just the tog in your hand. This method gives two types of prep, with 1/2 the effort it would take if you did it the traditional way (combing the long fibres out for a top, and then carding the short ones for a batt or rolags)  The down side: my drum has 120tpi. It's intended for fine fine fibres, and not a double coated fleece. As such some of my teeth are bent Sad  If you have even a 72 tpi drum, then I think you'd be fine to do this and have no harm to your carder.
66  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Gluten free pancakes -With my own perfect GF flour mix on: September 07, 2013 09:04:34 AM

I've been gluten free for just over 2 years. I used to very much miss gluten baking, until I finally made the most perfect GF flour mix. It took a lot of experimenting to get it just right.

The recipe for the flour:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 cup white rice flour
1 cup arrowroot flour
1 tsp xanthan gum

It's easiest to stick these ingredients in a ziplock bag and mix mix mix by shaking it around.  i keep this mix in the freezer, because the coconut flour keeps best in there.

On to the pancakes!
Now, I didn't *exactly* measure.... Because I'm really bad for just winging it.  Here's the list of ingredients anyway Cheesy

2 over ripe bananas - smashed
2 eggs
1 big tbsp of peanut butter
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
The above GF flour mix

(see... I just kinda added the flour and milk until I got the consistency I wanted.... given the amount of flour in my bag before and after, I'd say it was about 1 cup of flour, and enough milk to make it the right consistency.  Undecided any who....)
I will say that the consistency is thicker then your average gluten full pancake batter, it does not run, and you have to spread it a bit in the pan.  And a picture is worth a thousand words, so I took some I'll share with you.

When it first hit the pan.  Notice that the little blob of batter on top doesn't sink into the pancake. It's that thick.

Right before I flipped.  Note that there really aren't bubbles, as you would normally see in a pancake.  Again, the thickness of this batter plays a big role in that. ( i know they look really similar, but I promise, these two pics were taken about 3 minutes apart)

Right after I flipped.  wonderful!  This one's a bit darker then you'd find a normal pancake, as you need to cook GF flour a bit longer then normal. You can adjust your stove temp accordingly, so you don't burn the outside, and have an undercooked middle.

And the crumb.  Spongy, yummy, and I was told it does have a very close consistency to a gluten full pancake!

I've used this flour to replace wheat flour 1 to 1 in cakes and muffins and cookies as well, and they turned out really well!  Some gluten eaters couldn't tell the difference between the two cakes I made for a birthday party. So I'd say this flour mix is a keeper!

Thanks for looking!

67  Category Challenges / Fiber Arts: Challenge Entries / Felting Challenge- Fall 2013 -Gift it! Enter Oct1-5,2013 on: September 03, 2013 03:22:53 PM

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to felt something wonderful as a gift! The gift can go to anyone, but cannot be a swap item.  Is someones birthday coming? Getting ready for the winter holidays? Does someone you know need a little pick me up?  If it can be done in the form of a felted gift, then it counts as an entry!  One entry per person. Your item can be done in any form of felting, be it wet, needle, shibori, upwolfing (which is really cool) or what ever method you favour!

Entry Dates: October 1-5
Voting dates: Ocotber 6-11

Prize!! littlecircles has donated a pair of quiled earrings!
As well, I myself, Belladune, am donating a small selection of felting fibres!

I cannot wait to see what beautiful gifts you'll be giving!

A picture of the prize from little circles!
68  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fibre Saturday? on: August 17, 2013 06:53:42 AM
Meant to do this yesterday.... Whoops!

A wool mohair blend. One strand was a Frazzle Batt, and the other was some weird roving I had that was some kind of wool and mohair. It was nightmarish to spin, where the Frazzle Batt was lovely. Together they make an okay yarn.

And while adventuring in BC in May I found a wool shop (how can one not source out some fibre from the place you visit?) and this Polwarth top screamed out to me.  BUY ME! so I did LOL I made it this little single. Probably a fingering weight.

That's about it for skiens of epic proportion.. I've got a few samples of cotton, but they aren't set (I plan on doing that in one batch) I've got 3 more cotton samples to spin before I set them though.

What have you been spinning?
69  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / In search of a highly unlikely fleece on: August 14, 2013 02:08:47 PM
I need a fleece that is 6.5+ inches long, but of fine wool.  I know this is a long shot, but I'm putting it out there in hopes that someone somewhere knows of a fleece such as this.  I only need 4- 8 ounces.  2 might do, but more gives room for error.
*crossing fingers*
70  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Magnetic Curtain for the Front Door Window on: August 11, 2013 06:38:37 PM
Our front door has a gorgeous window.  But because of how the sunlight hits the computer and the fish tank, we really needed to cover it up.  I was lamenting this problem to a friend of mine when she told me her mother created a magnetic curtain for her front door.  I double checked that a magnet would actually stick to our front door, and it did! Out came the measuring tape, scissors, bias binding and fabric.  Cut and pinned one day months ago, and sewn together this afternoon... Wink Roll Eyes  It is now happily hanging there.  I may need to replace the magnets I used on the bottom, since i pilfered the magnets from the fridge and didn't want to take all the strong ones.  I put the strong ones up top, and the weaker ones on the bottom.  Enough words, onto the pics!

Without flash

With Flash

Thanks for looking!
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