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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / We Wish You A Spooky Christmas! Gallery on: November 14, 2011 04:01:13 PM

Original Thread

glitter_is_good(MIA) <> Krafty_Karasu (withdrawn)
Harvey <> Noix85
GiddyUpMunky <> Cherrylime
burstofpanties <> redpopsicles
missmuffcake <> mistressH
The last pairing is a round robin swap:
awoodnymph(MIA) >> TeaCouture >> noturavggeek
franknhurter (ANGEL) >> TeaCouture

Swap Key:
Sent & Received
Contact Organizer Immediately
Feedback given
Sending Late with Communication
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / We Wish You A Spooky Christmas Swap! signups CLOSED send 11/19/11 on: September 14, 2011 03:54:02 PM

Check out the Gallery!
Swap name: We Wish You a Spooky Christmas
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  noturavggeek
Sign-up date range:  September 14-September 30
Date to send item by: November 18
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  25 (Ill consider opening it up to more people if theres enough interest)
-Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A
Age requirement? 16+(if your under 18 yrs old, make sure you have your parents permission)
New Swapper's welcome!!!! And sorry, but those with negative feedback will not be admitted...

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

Do you think that Halloween goes by too fast? Would you rather have a black and orange Santa hat or a witches striped sock instead of a stocking? Do you want Jack Skellington and spider webs to grace your tree?  Crafts do not need to be Tim Burton / Nightmare Before Christmas Specific, it's just an idea Wink

**Given the religious nature of the various Christmas holidays, please be considerate of other religions, cultures and practices when discussing items with your partners!!!!**

This will be a 5 point swap, spoiling is to be determined by mutual agreement by you and your partner.

Reminder of point sizes:
 Large-3 points: 3 hours or more; $30 or more in supply value, shawl, shirt, project tote, apron, set of pillowcases, set of tea towels, large stuffie

 Medium-2 points: 2 hours but no more than 3 hours to complete, $15-$30 in supply value, necklace, belt, bracelet, scarf, deluxe pincushion

 Small-1 point: at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours to complete, $5-$15 in supply value, pouch, stickers, earrings, bookmark

Name of swap:  We Wish You a Spooky Christmas
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?
Are you able to take pictures of your swap goodies?
Confirm that you have read the Swap Info Guide :
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no) :
Confirm that you will send a DC# or confirmation of package sent: yes/no

What crafts do you do?:
Any crafts you want to learn more about?:
Any allergies?:
Any allergens in your house(smoke, pets, etc)?:
Favorite (Halloween/Christmas) colors?:
Any colors you don't like?:

Favorite Halloween/Christmas characters(ghost, witch, snowmen, Jack Frost)?:

Favorite Halloween/Christmas symbols(pumpkins, autumn, snowflakes, snowmen)?:

Any symbols/Halloween/Christmas characters you don't like?:

What kind of Halloween/Christmas styles do you like?(cute, horror, traditional, vintage, etc)?:

Do you have any Favorite Halloween/Christmas related:
tv shows?:

Do you like items that can be used, items that are decorative, or both?:

Anything you can think of that you might want or can suggest for your partner that they may make?:

Anything you don't particularly need?:

Anything else you can think of(remember the more info, and contact you have with your partner, the better the chances of having a good swap):

Do you have a wist/ravelry/pinterest, etc:
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / We Wish You A Spooky Christmas Swap anyone? on: August 10, 2011 06:46:50 AM

Do you think that Halloween goes by too fast? Would you rather have a black and orange Santa hat or a witches striped sock instead of a stocking? Do you want Jack Skellington to grace your tree?

I know a lot of people are tied up with the 13 and 13 mini days of Halloween Swaps and not soon after will start prepping for Christmas. I was thinking of doing one somewhere in between Sept/Oct and November but make it a small-medium swap, something like ornaments, stockings, etc.

Would anyone be interested? What sort of time frame would you want/size of swap? I'm thinking mail by December 1st if not sooner.

Oh and I'd be more than willing to take a crack at organizing Wink

The swap is now open!

Due to several family and swap commitments I have for the rest of August and beginning of September, Sign-up and Crafting time won't start until sometime in mid/late September. This also allows for the craft stores to get in more Halloween supplies and I know they'll probably start with Christmas soon too.

I'm thinking of setting a lengthy craft time since Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas crafting are all relatively close together. So send-outs will probably be around Halloween, beginning of November.

Given this time frame please let me know what size swap everyone would be interested in, 3-5 points I'm thinking would cover a few ornaments, a stocking, a tree skirt, etc. If this is too big, please let me know, I want everyone to be able to enjoy this swap and not feel hurried!

Reminder of point sizes:
 Large-3 points: 3 hours or more; $30 or more in supply value, shawl, shirt, project tote, apron, set of pillowcases, set of tea towels, large stuffie

 Medium-2 points: 2 hours but no more than 3 hours to complete, $15-$30 in supply value, necklace, belt, bracelet, scarf, deluxe pincushion

 Small-1 point: at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours to complete, $5-$15 in supply value, pouch, stickers, earrings, bookmark

****UPDATE 2****

****Update 3****
Hi Everyone,
Sorry for my absence. Potential future husband flew in from Ireland on a surprise trip, so I've been MIA from the craftster world.

I will be putting together the signup sheet/questionnaire this weekend, so look for it within the next couple days!!!!


14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Beginner's sock pattern on: July 26, 2011 12:18:20 PM
Hello my fine knitters Wink

I've become fairly intermediate when it comes to knitting, but I'm a total newb in the sock realm. Could someone please point me in the direction of a good and simple beginner's pattern?? Any help is much appreciated Grin
15  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / M&P Soap Update and as usual more questions on: April 06, 2011 11:08:11 AM
So I disappeared from Craftster for awhile, mass amounts of projects and a whole lot of other stuff dragged me away but I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

I'm still sticking with my M&P goat milk winter recipe, and have now gotten my SIL addicted to it. Especially since I picked up some new scents from WSP, I'm loving the pink grapefruit and midnight pomegranate! I've even mixed the two and it smells soooooooooooooooooooooo good. The only person that turns up his nose is my brother, he'd rather use it as room freshener rather than soap. So I'm on a mission to find something "manly" for him, I'm thinking dirt.

And now for something completely different...

My question. What's the position on using Aloe straight from the plant in M&P? Or store bought, straight aloe, without the lydocaine? I'm guessing I know the answer to this already, but I'm not entirely sure.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Questions about what size needle to use for yarn on: December 14, 2010 07:24:45 AM
Hello all! I think my question has been answered here before, but it's not jumping out at me.

I bought some yarn off etsy awhile ago, and can't wait to use it, however it never specified needle size! All it says is 3 ply, and to me it looks like fingering weight, but I'm not sure. Is there a way I can figure this out without making swatches with a bunch of different needles?
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Questions about a Walking foot and pattern ideas.... on: October 22, 2010 08:49:51 AM
Hello all, I can't seem to find an answer about this, so I'm coming to you crafty quilters  Wink

I made a rag quilt over the summer, so I'm not a complete newb, but now I'm going to tackle something a little more challenging....aka, I need help!

My 3 yo. niece fell in love with my quilt, but I'm not forking it over because it's all my old flannel pjs and jeans from my family. So for Christmas I decided I'll make the lil' goober one of her own using some pieces I had left over for the quilt top. I want to make a well, I'd guess you'd call it a partial art quilt / regular quilt (on the machine), if that makes any sense. I want to have a large center piece block in the middle that's the art part, then the rest will be smaller squares. I'm thinking to quilt it, I want to do diagonal lines across smaller blocks, but not across the art block as it's going to have applique on it. What would be the easiest way to go about this? Would I be back-stitching around the art block?

Also, I've read that for the straight lines when quilting a walking foot is best, do I need to use my darning plate with this?
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Not sure if I should interface my purse or not...help! on: October 06, 2010 05:49:46 AM
So, tiny back story. My leather purse that I've had for 10+ years is dying and pretty much has me devastated. So I need a new one. I found some duck canvas and medium/heavy weight denim for the shell and lining, and I would like it to at least stand up on its own, do you think the fabric itself is heavy enough? I have some heavy pellon interfacing (the stuff for curtains, etc) already, but I'm thinking that would be overkill. Should I do at least a light interfacing?
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / question about knitting on 2 circulars and gauge on: September 21, 2010 10:32:44 AM
Well, thanks to all the great ladies here, I finally figured out how to knit something other than a scarf! (Which I'll post later as I don't have the pics at work Roll Eyes)

And now for something completely different....

I used dpns to finish my hat, but now I've been wondering about projects on 2 circulars as I want to try mittens or fingerless gloves next. If I had 2 circulars that were a half size apart (ex. 10 and 10.5), would that work? I wouldn't think it would throw off my gauge terribly, would i need to switch the needles back and forth every few rows to try to keep it consistent? Basically I'd like to work with what I already own instead of buying more circular needles. 
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What's a good first project for learning how to knit in the round? on: September 01, 2010 11:10:56 AM
Hello there, my newbie self is back with more questions Smiley

I decided I'm going to give knitting in the round a try, and I've been trying this week to get a pair of fingerless gloves started. The pattern's easy enough for me to follow (its on the lion brand website), but I've tried both the magic loop and dpns (which I'm taking back because I'm not liking the Susan Bates brand needles at all, I prefer Boye, but couldn't find the dpns in the craft stores near me Undecided). I get the concept of how both techniques work, but I'm thinking the yarn (Lion Brand Amazing), might be a bit too fine for me to start with (even tho it's worsted weight its a thin yarn), and I don't want to wreck the yarn. So that projects getting set aside.

So does have anyone have a good "beginner-intermediate" project I should try, or do you think I should try the same pattern I've been looking at with just cheap-o acrylic from my stash? Would a hat be better to start with?
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