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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Pet Swap Rodent Revolution 4?? on: April 04, 2012 07:06:52 AM
Just checking I haven't missed the sign ups for this?
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Pet Swap Rodent Revolution 4?? on: February 28, 2012 05:52:45 PM
Do you have any idea when you might start this up? I just ask so I can note it down, I completely missed another swap that I wanted to join and don't want it to happen again!
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: A Pen Pals swap? on: February 28, 2012 05:17:47 AM
This sounds like so much fun, I would love to join if it ever happens!
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Pet Swap Rodent Revolution 4?? on: February 24, 2012 06:36:57 PM
I would love to finally join this swap, I may be able to join!
15  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Ideas for Sister in Hospital on: February 24, 2012 06:17:49 PM
I think it's great how you want to show your support for her!

What about a journal and a special pen?  Maybe one you used FIMO clay to decorate?

I would love ro hear what was in the package you finally decided to send her.

A journal would be a great thing to send, thank you! I may just buy her a pencil, that may be weird but she collects old and unusual pencils so she would enjoy that.

Would she be interested in learning origami?  Maybe air dry clay with some paints?  Some beads and beading elastic or wire to make her own bracelets and necklaces?  You're a very sweet sister.

Origami is a brilliant idea! I actually have a new pack of origami paper I could send a long with instructions for various animals/ items. I had considered the jewellery but dismissed it because of the wire but sending elastic instead would be a great substitute.

Thanks so much for the ideas, I will definitely let you all know what I end up sending!
16  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Ideas for Sister in Hospital on: February 23, 2012 12:50:03 PM
My sister is in a mental hospital (I have no idea what the politically correct term for it now is but that's what my sis calls it!) and according to my mum is bored out of her mind.

I want to send her a gift package with items I have made or she can make herself. So far the only thing I have got are some Baby Ruth bars.

A few things to take into account;

1. I am in the US and she is in the UK, so nothing too heavy.
2. She isn't allowed scissors so if its something she needs to put together I need to be able to cut it before I send it.
3. She is only allowed one small needle, so if its something to stitch together it can't be too thick.
4. She is only allowed one pair of knitting needles and they are huge (my mum likens there size to if 2 wooden spoon handles are joined) so a pattern would have to work with large needles.

She loves reading, mainly classics but will pick up anything. She has just recently learned to knit (but seems quite natural at doing it, unlike me!) she has only made a scarf and small squares, possibly a pattern for a level up from where she is right now? She goes for walks a lot to help clear her mind.  I am struggling to think of what else Roll Eyes

Oh she likes fashion but has her own style, enjoys looking in charity shops as well as high street places. She likes painting her nails but nothing very fancy.

I have no clue what to make her, I can sew and do paper crafts and willing to try my hand at other things. She likes being crafty but her not having access to scissors has really made it hard to know what crafts I could include for her to do. My mum has already given her a few cross stitch to do.

Any help or ideas, even store bought items would be great!
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Theme Box Swap (SU- Jan 13-25; SO Feb 26/12)SU closed! on: February 04, 2012 03:27:03 PM
 How on earth did I miss this swap? Gah, I was following along on the initial ideas thread but totally didn't see this posted. If someone backs out or if an angel is needed please consider me   Sad
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! on: January 05, 2012 09:22:31 PM
Wow, this thread is already huge!

I completely failed last year but I have already made a great start this year (for me!). I have now forgotten half the things I had on my mental list so I will be coming back to edit this later  Tongue

1. Small bunny cross stitch
2. 10 pairs of Cross Earrings - actually ended up making more!
3. 10 peg bags WIP
4. 4 primitive heart decorations
5. 2 Hanging heart mobiles WIP
6. German Shepard/ Police Helmet cross stitch
7. Land Rover Cross stitch.
8. Mini valentines scrapbook
9. 4 leather beaded wrap bracelets
10. Cover for our Kitchen Aid mixer
11. Fabric trash bag for the car
12. 2 laser cut wooden train buildings to paint and erect
13. Large cat cross stitch WIP
14. 2 fabric bowls
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Theme Boxes on: September 28, 2011 09:41:00 AM
I would love this! It would get me back into swapping again too.
20  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Kids Craft Kit Ideas on: March 31, 2011 08:51:49 PM
I am in charge of putting together kids craft kits instead of Easter candy and I am stuck.

I need ideas for materials I can buy to then create instructions on how the childen can make the materials into something.

The only thing I can think of is peg dolls.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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