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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Queen themed swap? on: July 10, 2011 01:21:35 PM

I've been contemplating organizing a Queen themed swap.


I'm thinking sign ups will start mid - late august, and send outs will be in September. I can tweak this time to a later date if it works better for people also, I'm just slammed until the end of August and wouldn't be able to focus and organize everything until Late August / All of September. Send outs may be 3 - 4 weeks into September, depending on when it starts.

Of course, this would be open to anyone and everyone who wants to swap, all countries.

What we could craft:
Swap Partner's favorite: Song, Album, Lyric, Music Video, Movie a song was featured in, Band Member, etc.

Craft Point Range:
I'm thinking a 6 Point Swap.
This could of course be:
Large= 3 points
Medium=2 points
Small=1 point

Large + Large
Small + Medium + Large
Small + Small + Medium + Medium
Medium + Medium + Medium
Large + Small + Small + Small

I would have to suggest though: No 6 Points made up of ALL smalls. Try to mix it up. Feel free to spoil. & If you want to do 2 Larges, by all means go ahead? Hows this sound? Thoughts? Opinions? Comments?

Ideas and Brainstorms:
More Earrings
Deck of Cards
More Embroidery

More Ideas? Feel free to post here to help those deciding! Smiley

And of course, would there be any takers for a co-organizer JUST in case it goes over 25 people? If it doesn't go over 25, of course then I won't need one.

How's this sound? Good? Bad? Got some comments? suggestions? questions? Etc?
I'd really love to do this swap, and I personally think it would be a blast for my first organized swap. Smiley

I hope you guys do too!!!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Cernunnos on: July 09, 2011 11:24:38 PM
So, since my partner finally received today, I decided I'd post here my woodcarving. Note, this is my VERY first wood carving, before this I had never even touched a wood carving tool. I love it. I was actually sad to see it go, but it's in a good home now. Smiley It's of Cernunnos, the celtic Horned God. Enjoy. Smiley

This before I sealed it with beeswax, but I love it!

Comments and suggestions welcome Cheesy
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Craft Swap Question/Concern on: May 26, 2011 02:13:00 PM
Question. Say you're in a swap, and you have a partner in a round robin. One partner is perfect with communication the whole way through, and you send off your package. However, the other partner isn't so perfect. They messaged you a total of 3 times, but only messages like "I'm still alive" type messages - none about the swap, no questions, no anything. Say send outs were exactly 10 days ago, and the organizer contacted them, they messaged the organizer saying they were running a little late. However, that was 7 days ago. You message them twice, NO reply. You email the organizer and the person a few times, no replies from EITHER. Messages you sent are over 1 - 3 days, so plenty of time for a reply. What do you do? Sad

And being a round robin, the other partner is having communication issues with the other partner as well. :\
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Raspberry & Chocolate Soap on: November 07, 2010 06:26:29 PM
This came out smelling absolutely delicious smelling. I wish it was edible! I used it with the MP Goats Milk Soap from Bramble Berry and the Raspberry Porter & Hot Chocolate fragrances also from the site. I LOVE how it came out. So smelly good.... *grins*

Here's a photo of the before, and a slice from after. Smiley Was just testing it out so it wasn't a huge amount I made - but I will definitely be trying this again later with Strawberry scent with chocolate, and maybe some of the other ones I have. So delicious.


Edit: And does anyone have a better way of cutting soap besides a knife? :\ I have a block of 25lbs of Goat Milk MP soap, and I have the hardest time cutting away pieces to use. And even with little pieces. A lot of the soap I see on here is cut really nicely... so I was wondering what ideas you have or what you use?
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / First Attempt at Magazine handbag on: September 25, 2010 08:15:03 PM
Hello! So, I was home alone today, and not feeling too well so I decided to attempt to make one of these magazine purses. Mine ended up not too large, and more of a handbag - and for a first attempt I was pretty happy with how it came out. The tutorial is posted on Crafster somewhere - and I can provide URL if you guys want. Smiley Anyways, on to the pictures! Also includes a wallet I made the same way o-O Smiley Enjoy!

Front View Smiley

Back View Smiley

Inside View - The wallet is in there that I made today too, and a cell phone pocket Grin

Wallet inside... Smiley

Wallet Outside Smiley

Closed Grin

Size Comparison. Yay batteries.. Tongue

Comments or suggestions welcome. Thank you! And yeah, I am gonna try this again and attempt to make it look even better - but I am thrilled with this little girl too.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Charcoal / Pencil Octopus & Snow Leopard & Hippo (Img Heavy) on: September 22, 2010 04:31:18 PM
Hello. Smiley So, here are two of the 5 art pieces I did in my art class a while ago. (Saddly, I lost my favorite and as soon as I hunt it down it will be posted, silly Hippo). Let me know what you think. Smiley

Edit: Found the Hippo. Smiley Not terrific pictures of it though!

The Octopus, is charcoal and only charcoal. He's my baby - seriously. Cheesy

My beloved Snow Leopard. She's made with Charcoal and Pencil. Smiley My first attempt at the two mediums together.

And Lastly, My Hippo. Smiley Cheesy yes, and I love her. 100% Pencil

7  COOKING / Dessert / 21st Birthday Cakes.. :) NSFW on: August 16, 2010 12:50:12 AM
So, my friend Tony's 21st birthday was back on July 28th, and I made him 2 cakes. Smiley Well, 3, technically. Hahaha. 2 NSFW, and the other with 12 shot glasses instead of candles o-O Hahaha. He didn't last long. Let me tell you! Anyways, I had to post my favorite cake Smiley Although, I did like the giant black penis we made... alas... I didn't take a picture. Sad But!!! I do have the boobie cake. Grin Enjoy!

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8  COOKING / Dessert / Mixed Berry Crunch Pie on: August 16, 2010 12:42:55 AM
This here is my Mixed Berry crunch pie. The berries were all hand picked too Smiley It contains: Marion Berries, Blueberries, and Black berries. It has a regular pie crust for the bottom, the filling is berries, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. And of course, some butter here and there. The topping is a mixture of butter, flour, sugar, and oats. Smiley So nummy. I'll post the full recipe at the end. Smiley

After the crunch!

Before the "crunch" Smiley

The Pie! Smiley It's so good. ^^;; all that hard work of picking those berries paid off. Let me tell you!

4 Cups Berries
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbl Baking Soda
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbl Butter

Mix Together all ingredients expect butter, pour on crust.
Cut up butter and place randomly on top of Pie

Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes

Topping for Crunch
4 Tbls Flour
2 Tbls Sugar
3 Tbls butter
4 Tbls Oats

Mix all together, sprinkle on top

Cook another 30 minutes!
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Soaps on: August 01, 2010 10:44:51 PM
Kinda my first time with soaps - next time I want to try making the soap from scratch instead of buying the pourable stuff. Smiley My sister's going to help me as she's done it a dozen or so times. Excited. But anywho, here's my lovely stuffs from today. I'm so happy with how they came out. Smiley I only made 4 to see what they would react to things. So , here we go!

I love love love the Orchid / Magnolia soap... Isn't it pretty??

So, From left to right
Orchid / Magnolia scented glycerin soap
Vanilla scented coconut glycerin soap
Lavender scented with green tea leaves olive oil glycerin soap
Orchid scented glycerin soap w/ green tea leaves for scrubbing. Bottom is Vanilla scented coconut soap

Soaps again, sorta blurry I'm sorry!!

And here are the other 3 I made!! *added late*

Left to right!
Vanilla Scented Coconut Glycerin Soap Smiley
Lavender and Vanilla scented Oatmeal and Glycerin Soap
Sandalwood scented glycerin soap
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Brain Earrings and Pendants (Photo Happy!) on: July 10, 2010 07:27:38 PM
So, what do you guys think? These are the smaller sets of brain earrings/pendants I have. Well, not for earrings. But definitely for pendants. I have larger ones I was gonna post here soon too ^^ I think I'm addicted to brains. xD

What do you think?
And comments, questions, or suggestions? Cheesy
I'm so oober happy with these ^^

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