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1  Re: International Snack Swap 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: April 16, 2013 12:18:13 AM
I received a fantastic package from Ninaprettyballerina!

The TimTams are already gone...now I know what to ask for next time! I super excited for the Violet Crumble and the Berries and Creme Milky Way. Little nervous about the Musk Lifesavers though Wink There's also tea, gum, fruit jerky (is that what its called? It's looks delicious, either way) and a tiny little Flake bar. Obviously there's more, but as my bf has run off with all the chips I can't remember everything...

And here's my new Koala enjoying his snack:

She also sent a bunch of recipes. Thanks Ninaprettyballerina!
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2  Re: One Tiny Monster Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: April 16, 2013 12:05:58 AM
I'm the lucky recipient of the adorable baby Nessie, so I just wanted to share one of my shots:

Thanks, La Chapa!
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3  Re: Old Fashioned Book Lover's Swap GALLERY, send by Feb 26 2013 in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: March 10, 2013 07:28:18 PM
I received earlier this week, but I haven't had a chance to take pictures until now

I got The God of Small Things, which I've been wanting to read forever

I got a BEAUTIFUL painting (I don't know what the birds are made out of, but they feel really cool)

and a steampunky bookmark Smiley

Thank you flyraeven, I love everything!!
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4  Nerdist "Find Your Tribe" Cross Stitch in Needlework: Completed Projects by Staar84 on: August 23, 2012 01:20:10 AM
Let me warn you first, I'm terrible at cross stitch. I don't do it how you're supposed to, so I don't do very many. So the edges are a little sloppy around the corners, and trust me, you don't want to see the back. But I felt like a cross stitch was the best way to do this one since it resembles pixals. Regardless, this one is very special to me personally. The center is based on the logo from the Nerdist Podcast, hosted by Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, and Jonah Ray (they're comedians). This spring they did a tour, doing live podcasts in different cities. They came to Boulder, CO, which is about an hour away from me, so my boyfriend and I went since we're both HUGE fans of the podcast. The quote is from this video, where Chris talks about finding friends you can be yourself around, even if they're not from your town, and how much the internet has helped people find other liked-minded individuals. That even if you were picked on as a child, or felt like you didn't fit in, as an adult if you follow your passions you could "find your tribe" (just fyi, the quote itself is about 9 minutes in, so if you don't want to watch the whole thing you don't have to). I feel like geeky crafting has really done that for me, so I really needed to do this.

I started this cross stitch about the time we bought tickets, but I was working so much I didn't have time to finish it before the live show. I brought it anyway, and they all autographed it; including Astronomer Phil Plait, (from Bad Astronomy) who was the guest. He was really awesome too, he talked about how much HE loves geek crafters, and told me about the TARDIS builders group, which I had no idea existed before then Cheesy

The podcast (the one we went to) is here: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/03/nerdist-podcast-phil-plait-live-in-boulder/
If you've never listened to Nerdist I highly recommend it, they're hilarious. There's also a ton of other podcasts on the site, including a writer's one, a comic book one, and one about Star Trek hosted by the son of Gene Roddenberry. http://www.nerdist.com/podcasts/

And Matt Mira is an awesome hugger, btw.
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5  Scott Pilgrim vs the Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: November 01, 2011 09:33:34 PM

Post the epic-ness here!

Original thread
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6  Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender Rnd 3 Gallery! Send Outs 8/27! in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: September 08, 2011 02:22:23 PM
Ugh, I am sorry I am SO bad about taking pictures, but this is the rest of what DearBluebord sent me:

A box with all of the symbols painted on and magnets with my favorite quotes!

Details of the box:

And these are the cookies I sent Smiley
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7  Scott Pilgrim vs the Swap (Sign ups CLOSED, Send Outs November 5) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Staar84 on: September 05, 2011 03:28:50 PM

Swap name: Scott Pilgrim vs the Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Staar84
Sign-up date range: September 5th-September 12th
Date to send item by: October 13th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24, unless someone volunteers to co-organize

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? 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: correct
- 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

To Participate you must:
- Have been a Craftster member for at least one month
- Posted at least 15 times
- Not currently be signed up for more than five swaps
- Do not have any negative feedback
- Be at least 16 years old

Delivery Confirmation number or a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap

Details of swap:
Love Scott Pilgrim? Of course you do! We will be swapping based on the books and/or the movie. This will be a 5 point swap (with at least one large or medium)

Large= 3 points
Medium=2 points
Small=1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Ok, now the fun part:

Name of swap: Scott Pilgrim vs the Swap

Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name (including last name so your partner can mail your package):
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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO):
If we have an odd number of swappers, would you be willing to do a round-robin (A sends to B, B sends to C, and C sends to A)?
Do you have any allergies (cats, smoke, etc)?
Any allergens in your house?
Who is your favorite character?
Do you have a least favorite character?
Do you want to receive crafts based on the movie, the books, or both? (you could also do the game)
Favorite quotes:
Anything you would love to receive?
Anything you DONT want to receive?
Favorite colors (and/or patterns or themes):
Least favorite colors:
What sort of crafts do you do?
What sort of crafts do you NOT do, but think are awesome?
T-shirt size:
Any sites your partner can use to get to know you (like wists/pinterest, etc)?
Anything else you would like your partner or organizer to know?

Scott's Snail Hat (brown and blue)
Scott's Snail Hat (black and brown)
Ramona's Gloves
Scott and Ramona kissing embroidery
Scott and Ramona kissing perler bead art
Kim Pine plush
Ramona amigurumi
"Hair like this?" embroidery

We Are Sex Bob-omb!
Red Sex Bob-omb
Black Sex Bob-omb
Black Sex Bob-omb 2
Black Sex Bob-omb 3
Nom Nom Nom
Hey man nice shirt (Gideon triforce)

All of Scott's shirts from the movie:


1. Staar84
2. mcook72677
3. kyerinn
4. idioskosmos
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8  Re: Get Foxy Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: July 06, 2011 01:00:02 PM
SO I received an AWESOME package from HaylBale a few weeks ago and I just now have a chance to post pictures. This girl must be the greatest stalker of all time, I loved EVERYTHING!!

The whole group

My favorite thing: an amigurumi! This is SO cute!

A painting that is so cool because I have a T-shirt that matches!

(and here's the shirt)

Magnets and a painted ceramic fox:

The magnet box:

The ridiculous amount of tea. The tea came in a painted box with a story about Fox and his wife (apparently I forgot to take a picture of that, I'll have to post that later)

THANK YOU SO MUCH HaylBale!!!!!!!
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9  Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists R4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: June 23, 2011 05:30:44 AM
Ok, here is my package to Miss Barbara. I forgot to take a picture of the cross stitch...

Mug Rug

Table runner (pre-border)

Quilting on the table runner

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10  Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists R4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Staar84 on: June 22, 2011 07:11:29 PM
I actually received my package weeks ago, but I kept forgetting to post pictures. As it happens I'm not home right now and I forgot to take pictures of all the extras she sent me Sad but I have the knitted awesomeness

Opening the box:

The whole load- Tentacle scarf (how cute is that?!?, wrist warmers, and a Coffee Cozy:

Details of the scarf:
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