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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4 - Gallery on: March 18, 2019 08:42:03 AM
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2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / peacock + braid on: March 09, 2019 08:14:39 PM
Edit 3/10/19 - My partner posted a much better picture in the gallery - Yay

I probably shouldn't even be posting since the picture is so dark (you know that mad rush to mail on time with a quick photo even though the lighting is bad?) but here is the mug rug I made for the Mug and mug rug swap. I couldn't decide between braided batiks and some kind of peacock, so decided to have a go at both. Not really how I meant it to turn out - I was trying to nest detached lazy daisy stitches of different colors for they 'eyes' on the feathers and with each new color they became more elongated and less round.

Here's a progress picture showing a close up of the 'eyes'

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Dandelion attempt on: February 03, 2019 04:21:38 PM
My partner had a pin of a dandelion sewn on see-through netting and I wanted to try to figure out the stitches. I have no idea if I got it the same as the original picture, but I mostly like the method I used. Trying to make it look like a couple bits were blowing away without having anything show through from the back to the front is too tough for me. Mine look a little too attached still. Next time hopefully I can get that a little more natural looking. I think I need to go with a larger embroidery, or a thinner silk thread. this is done with a single thickness of dmc floss.

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / 4 season twinchies on: February 03, 2019 04:10:20 PM
My partner (the dear sweet and lovely Anna.wahnsinn) and I decided to swap for twinchies - we both love them and it keeps the shipping down. she had a lovely pin of some small round embroideries of trees in all 4 seasons. I thought they were well suited to twinchies. I started by stitching roughly identical trees, then adding french knots over top.  Even though they are only twinchies, they were pretty time consuming.

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Kantha flamingo? on: February 03, 2019 03:32:46 PM
I was trying my hand at stitching in a Kantha style on a cotton dish towel. It sort of feels like cheating as a fill stitch because it goes so quickly.

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED-Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4 (Sign ups 2/2-2/16, send outs 3/20) on: February 01, 2019 08:01:23 PM

Do you have a stash of fat quarters that youve been waiting to cut into? Do you enjoy making quick projects and receiving fun crafts? Why not join the Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4?!

Swap name: Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4
Craftster members who are organizing this swap:  Averia and anna.wahnsinn
Sign-up date range: February 1 to February 16
Date to send item by: March 20, 2019
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

In this swap well be using 2 Fat Quarters* to create crafted items for our partners! We will also be sending 2 Fat Quarters with our packages.  (Remember, a fat quarter is 18 x 21 inches, sometimes 18 x 22 inches)

- You can make as many or as few projects as youd like with your 2 FQs
- Try your best to use as much of the material as you can
- For example, you could make 1 lined purse, or you could make a stuffie + a tissue holder or you could make a key chain + a luggage tag + a pot holder
- Items such as zippers, snaps, beads, ribbon, etc. are allowed but your FQ should be the main material you use
- This is a no extras swap. Please only send your crafted item(s) + 2 new FQs
- The Fat Quarters you use to craft with and send need to be nice quality fabrics, preferable quilt shop quality.

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


Name of swap: Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country, formatted for shipping:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?  

Do you have specific ideas or inspirations that would help your partner personalize your piece?
Do you have a Etsy favorites, Pinterest etc?

Colors youd like to receive?
Colors youd prefer not to receive?

Are there certain types of fabrics/styles you especially like or dislike? (modern, batik, calico, small prints, big florals, etc)

Anything else youd like your partner to know?

Send your completed questionnaire to your organizers, Averia and anna.wahnsinn
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send. When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives. PM organizers and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizers and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.) Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#)

Links to crafts you can make with a FQ:
FQ Projects from Sew Mama, Sew
Pinterest board for FQ crafts
30 FQ Projects
25 Things to do with FQs
FQ Fun: 35+ Projects
100+ FQ Tutorials

Galleries from past rounds:
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Writing Magic - Nanowrimo 2017 on: July 07, 2017 07:28:02 PM
I think it has been a while since we had a "Writing Magic - Nanowrimo" swap. November 1st may seem like a long way off, but it will be here before we know it.

If anyone isn't familiar with Nanowrimo (national novel writing month) Please check it out - http://nanowrimo.org/ Completing the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month is an amazing feeling and if I have managed it, anyone can.

Here is a link to the last round I know of: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426706.msg5082168#msg5082168

Is there any interest in a swap of a medium item and maybe a small or two to aid people in their quest to write 50,000 words? Mug rugs, journals, coasters, snacks, wrist warmers, thinking caps, inspriational amigurumis, story stones, scarves, whatever might bring inspiration to a person.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / OWS 133 - Starting up in January on: December 30, 2016 06:02:37 AM
I hope no one minds me posting in New Swap Theme Ideas about a swap that is already posted, but I was thinking some of our new members might not be familiar with it. Maybe someone has questions they want to ask but aren't sure where to post because you can't post them on the swap thread? (we do have a discussion thread, but since it merged with the gallery, our discussion is hidden under that heading)

For anyone who hasn't checked it out, the OWS (Ongoing Wish Swap) is a chain style swap where you claim the person at the top of the list for something on their wish list that you enjoy making or a supply you have in stash, or maybe you purchase a supply wish from their list because you wish someone would use such an item to make something for you or you have one and you know how great it is to have that item. Then you get to post a list of items you wish someone would make for you or supplies you wish you had.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Blue and white inchies on: September 23, 2016 05:03:45 PM
I almost never make anything for myself, but this week i decided to make myself a birthday present. I really like blue. I really like blue and white together. I also love shibori... Much thanks to Alwaysinmyroom for enabling. I used some bits from her demo in this little project.
Hopefully this is the right place for this project.. Comments and critiques are most welcome.

Here is how I am thinking of framing them - still hoping to find a slightly smaller frame.

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 3 Gallery on: September 23, 2015 02:41:55 PM

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