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1  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.
2  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.
3  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.

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

Post your goodies!

5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 3 (Sign-up Aug 20- Aug 31, send out Sept 30) on: August 20, 2015 07:04:48 AM

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 3?!

Swap name: Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 3
Craftster members who are organizing this swap:  Averia and anna.wahnsinn
Sign-up date range: August 20th to August 31st
Date to send item by: September 30, 2015
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 3
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 organizer and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizer 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:

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / forget image transfer - buy fabric that already has a good design on: March 02, 2015 06:00:42 AM
I took advantage of the design on this fabric I had in stash to make a medallion for a prayer flag. My goal was to make it bright with the colors of India.

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / dragon swallowtail on: January 14, 2015 07:01:42 AM
I tried to go for a vaguely realistic looking moth for a swap partner. As usual, I ran out of time and the body isn't what I envisioned. I tried couching a chenille thread into looking like a body but it wasn't working well so I went with a built up satin stitch. I think I spent too much time on the sunflower - drizzle stitch is my favorite though, even if it is time consuming.

WIP shot before body was finished.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / I've been too scared to try forever, but finally made my first... on: November 06, 2014 05:52:37 PM
I used a pattern from Ricochet and Away's blog (http://ricochetandaway.blogspot.com/2012/09/hst-baby-quilt-tutorial.html) and didn't really vary it at all, but I'm happy with it.

I'm a total newbie in this genre so please offer C&C on anything
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / SWAP swap/Scouting Swap? on: June 24, 2014 08:43:26 AM
Call me weird if you will, but I think my favorite thing about Girl Scouts was swapping SWAP's (Some Whatchamacallit Affectionately Placed - basically a broach of any kind or style).

I currently don't have any Girl Scouts, but I do have a Boy Scout and don't see why SWAP's should be limited to girls only anyway or kids, or people with kids.

Over the years I have received some amazing SWAP's - felt, foam, shrinky dink style wrappers, candy, perler beads, googly-eyed monsters.

Do you think a one tiny thing swap sending just the SWAP would be better or should their be an additional more significant crafted item? (that's not to say you can't make a significant crafted item as a SWAP). Anyone who is into SWAPs knows they tend to be made in bulk for serious trading so I am thinking if we stick to OTT people could swap their SWAPs with multiple partners.

Is there any interest in having an option for anyone who has a troop/den/pack/whatever, to trade a bunch to another leader of a group. The sizes aren't likely to match, but ideally these should be something inexpensive and not horribly time intensive or heavy to ship so making a few extra shouldn't be a problem. Hmm, might be able to work for an individual and a group too - Swapper A makes 11 copies of her item and sends them to Swapper B to distribute to her Girl Scout Troop of 10 and Swapper B sends 11 SWAPs back, ideally one from each of her 10 girls and one from herself.

Any thoughts, ideas, concerns, interest?
10  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Ongoing Wish Swap Round 103 - angel has been found on: June 12, 2014 09:16:43 AM
** Angel found - Harvey will be angeling for Grab a coffee ** Thank you!!!

We have a sweet and lovely swapper in Hungary who has patiently been waiting for a package. I have included her most recent wishlist. If you see something that appeals to you make and would like to angel for her, please PM me. Thank you!

Swap Name: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 103

Claims for Round 103
Gallery  for Rounds 103-105
Discussion for Rounds 103-105

The size of the package should be a medium item. This means 2 or more crafting hours ( this is not cooking time, drying time, etc.. waiting around for something to set up.......it is craft time for the average crafter) or supplies worth at least $20.

I am claiming anna.washinn for a Pinterest surprise. ;-)
This is my 2nd claim this round, 0 in tranzit.

My name is Eszter from Hungary - Europe. I'm 34 years old, living with my husband and my soon-to-be 3 years old son. In the last few years I've been working from home, and I am still caring for my son too, it's starting to be crazy  Smiley
I know there are a lot of stuff on my list, which is too big for international mailings, but I would like to keep everything in one list. My plan is to have a full handmade Christmas! Here are my wishes:

Knitting / Crocheting:
- Yoda hat for a 3 years old: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/70437464641132/
- Smurf hat for a 3 years old. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/75576099970061150/
- Elf hat for a 3 years old and / or a 2 years old. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/145381894195160579/
NEW!:- Monster slippers: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600987061817/ (any size, any colors... really!)

- Knitting bags: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813750423/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584812727292/A32
- Scrabble letter pillow covers (40cm x 40cm would be awesome!): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584811811936/ We could use any letters, but MAMA & PAPA would be the best ones
- Art totes in boy-ish colors: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584811811226/ (can use 3-4 of this - don't have to be one claim ofc. :-))
- Art bag: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584811861112/
- Sleeping bags: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584811811081/

 - Would love this house (can use like 4 of this, not as one claim ofc): http://pinterest.com/pin/32158584811038469/ - I can make the small animals, who will live inside )  
- small bag for boys: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813090144/
- Pillow covers like these: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/129830401729110944/ or http://www.pinterest.com/pin/222083825345567813/ (with 'Papi & 'Marcsi' text)
- Baby slippers - could use lot's of these: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195765915025344810/ (boy-ish colors are better, but we have some girls around too - finally!)
- Small wallet: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813749939/
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813749943/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813749947/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813749968/
- Hawaiian quilt bag: loove this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813675993/
- Monster bag: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813572204/
- Car wallets: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/239183430180761426/

- I am totally in love with this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/12662682/discounted-black-and-white-piggy-bank?ref=favs_view_11 (could use like 3 -separate claims of course)

Wood working
- A big moon: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79966472/moon-sign-nursery-decor-man-in-the-moon?ref=favs_view_22
- Guitar hanger: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/321374123380323081/

- Fused glass jewelry with poppies: http://www.etsy.com/listing/173948135/hot-poppy-earrings-fused-glass-jewelry?ref=sr_gallery_6&sref=&ga_search_query=fused+glass+jewelry&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=
- Fused glass sparkling stud earrings, like these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93442742/tiny-dichroic-sparkling-silver-fused?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=fused+glass+stud+earrings&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_search_type=all , http://www.etsy.com/listing/114098671/dichroic-earrings-fused-glass-stud?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=fused+glass+stud+earrings&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_search_type=all , http://www.etsy.com/listing/163005148/raindrops-silver-dichroic-fused-glass?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=fused+glass+stud+earrings&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_search_type=all , http://www.etsy.com/listing/128593223/mars-fused-glass-stud-earrings?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=fused+glass+stud+earrings&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all
- Hobbit door necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/173582455/hobbit-door-necklace?ref=favs_view_19
- Lauhala bracelet: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813467618/
- tatted lace jewelries (in red please): https://www.etsy.com/listing/155425364/tatted-lace-red-jewelry-set?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_query=red+jewelry+set&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

Other crafts
- Recipes binder (don't need pages inside, just the cover): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584812628260/
- handmade body moisturizers  
- Paper tags, like these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/152846546/large-kraft-paper-tags-die-cut-tag-paper?ref=pr_faveshops
- stenciled or anything... love the text... women S please (with V-neck, if possible): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813294707/
NEW!: - Stenciled shirt - for me (women S with V-neck if possible): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196539971212710020/

- for babies (3years old - and 2,5 years old): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103864335126480673/  or  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/205547170465377271/

NEW!: - Hand stamped disc: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/573646071259583891/

... if you can draw / paint ...
NEW!: - well... Empty walls are here, but this is so me... If you could repro it for me... http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32158584813972035/

Maybe you have some books what you don't need anymore, here is my wishlist from Amazon. In addition I am collecting Interior Design books and magazines, so if you have a spare one, and don't mind. ;-): http://amzn.com/w/TPUI8C4NCXBW

Washi tapes
paper punches
Quilting mat  
Anything from Starbucks - I am a big fan. Even if we have 2 Starbucks in Budapest, I am collecting mugs, paperbags, coffee, tea, cookies from anywhere in the world.
Tiny containers (especially the small shower/shampoo containers, what you're getting from hotels!) - I could use 10000 of them  Smiley
A mailbox - that simple american mailbox like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/136515432428649752/ - you can paint it for me, or I am totally okay with any garbage one. We don't have it in Hungary, and I love it!
Wool felt / wool swaters or fabrics. Small scraps are welcome!
moleskines, sketchbooks - I am okay with your old ones, where you've used some pages, etc Favourite one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/161804640/idea-sketchbook-unlined-pocket-moleskine?ref=sr_gallery_29&ga_search_query=moleskine&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all , ed=lether+moleskine&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=" target="_blank">http://www.etsy.com/listing/107440171/moleskine-classic-pocket-35-x-55?ref=sr_gallery_20&sref=&ga_search_query=leather+moleskine&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=HU&ga_spelling_correct ed=lether+moleskine&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=
gemstone beads - any shapes and sizes
button making kit
NFL Teams fabric/old shirts, etc... (esp. SF and Bears!). i would like to make something like this for my son: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120119515035578952/
Soutache cords (black, white, brown, gold silver, grey .. these are my favorites - any colors, any sizes - scraps are welcome!)
Fabric jelly rolls (ANY!): http://www.quiltersangel.com.au/uploads/im/Fabric/jelly-rolls.jpg
Wire for jewelry making (esp. blacks!)
 NEW!: Sharpies - especially black!
NEW!: White colored pens (I'd like to try to make something like these: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202450945719783820/

Board games - I am a big collector of board/card games. If you have something you don't like, or won't use, I would be happy to get it!

Thanks for claiming me!

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