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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My new wrap skirt out of a old shirt on: November 23, 2011 04:29:53 PM
I had this shirt my mom bought me a while ago and it does not fit well at all anymore, but I just couldn't get rid of it. So, why not make a skirt out of it! I actually like this shirt better as a skirt than a shirt. The picture is taken in the mirror therefore the words are backwords. It's still not finished because I need the tie so for now I'm using a safety pin.

Here's the front:

Here's the side/back
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Four Seasons Tree Quilt on: May 24, 2011 05:46:19 PM
Over a year ago I had the idea to do this quilt and it took me a good 6 months before I even started on it. I worked on it on and off and it's finally done!!! It was so great to finally craft for myself, and what an amazing feeling to see it for real rather than in my head. This is my first actual quilt, I've done two others that I called quilts, but technically were not quilted, so I guess they would be considered just blankets  Cheesy.

I would love to know what everyone thinks about it.






3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Tree Swap Round 3 Gallery on: May 20, 2011 06:19:34 PM

Here's to an awesome gallery!!!

Discussion Thread

Blue = Package sent
Purple = Package received
Green = Sending late with communication
Red = Late! Contact Organizer immediately!
Strikethrough = Feedback given

lacey0828 <--> Dragonflower
gnomedrops <--> Rosie1981
My_RubySlippers <--> phnxreign99
calixita <--> KaoticKrafter
NavyBlue4Eight <--> pinkmichk
Miss Barbara <--> jillybeans
Arryl <--> nicoleburdsall
Bigmouth <--> Keyzmasta
DawnsTrees <--> PurplePaisley
boystress <--> melmakespretty
Teamama <--> crystallized_art
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Tree Swap Round 3 (Signups CLOSED; Mail by 6/16/11) on: April 24, 2011 01:57:06 PM

(this tree is done by odd_artist in Round 2)


Swap name: Tree Swap Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  lacey0828
Craftster member who is co-organizing this swap:
Sign-up date range:  Sunday April 24-Thursday May 12 at 12noon PST.
Date to send item by:  Thursday June 16

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Age requirement? 16+

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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

To be fair to other swappers, I reserve the right to deny entry to this swap for any of the following reasons:

- excessive late sending in past swaps
- poor communication in past swaps
- failure to meet size requirements in past swaps

Details of swap:

Elm, oak, willow, orange do you obsess over trees?

If you love trees or have always been drawn to them, this is the perfect swap for you.  Trees have been an intrinsic part of many cultures, from the giving of an olive branch in ancient Greece to the symbolism of the tree of life.  Anything goes in this swap as long as it is tree-inspired.

Take inspiration from their branches, leaves, colors, fond childhood memories of climbing them whatever.  We all know we love them, now lets craft in their name.
Here are links to the past discussion threads and amazing galleries.
Round 1:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271248              
Round 2:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292207.0              

Specifics and rules:
You must craft FIVE points worth of items for this swap.  According to the swap guidelines here on Craftster:

LARGE item (equivalent to 3 or more crafting hours or $30 or more) = 3 points
MEDIUM item (equivalent to 2 or more crafting hours or $10-$30) = 2 points
SMALL item (equivalent to 2 or less crafting hours or $10 or less) = 1 point

This means you have options!  You can craft 1 large and 1 medium, or 1 large and 2 smalls, or 1 medium and 3 smalls.  No more than 3 of your 5 points may be small items.  

If you and your partner agree to craft more than the required number of points, that is fine.  Just make sure it is agreed upon between the two of you!  It is always a fantastic idea to have good communication with your partner!

Likewise, you MUST have good communication in this swap.  5 weeks of crafting time is a lot of time for swappers to get "lost."  PLEASE remember to post in the thread or message your organizer roughly once a week.  If you do not show good communication, it will be noted in your feedback.  

This swap, like most swaps on Craftster, requires a Delivery Confirmation number. You must PM the delivery confirmation number to both your partner and your organizer once you ship. If you and your partner are sending internationally I'm requiring a copy of the reciept to be Pm'd to both your partner and your organizer as proof of shipping.

You are more than welcome to ship early if you've finished early!  

Partners will be assigned and posted the afternoon(PST) of Thursday, May 12.  I will post them in the second post of this thread and then PM everyone with their questionnaire and their partner's questionnaire.  



Name of swap: Tree Swap Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no):

What are your favorite types of trees?

Favorite colors:

Items you would like to receive:

Anything you would not like the receive:

Crafts that you can do:

Do you have a wist or similar wishlist?

Do you have any allergies?

Do you have any allergens in your home (pets, smoke, etc.)?

Do you promise to take pictures and post them in the gallery within a timely manner?

Do you promise to publicly thank your partner?

Anything else you would like your partner to know?



Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide for other important information about participating in a swap.

 GrinParticipants Grin
1. lacey0828 **organizer
2. gnomedrops
3. Miss Barbara
4. Rosie1981
5. phnxreign99
6. nicoleburdsall
7. blackabbey
8. DawnsTrees
9. Bigmouth
10. Teamama **Welcome first time swapper!
11. boystress **Welcome first time swapper!
12. NavyBlue4Eight
13. Dragonflower
14. PurplePaisley
15. Arryl
16. melmakespretty
17. pinkmichk
18. bec99
19. calixita
20. crystallized_art
21. Keyzmasta
22. KaoticKraftster
23. Jillybeans **Welcome first time swapper!
24. My_RubySlippers
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Tree Swap??? on: April 06, 2011 07:51:38 PM

Would anyone be interested to do a tree swap? This would be perfect if you're obsessed with trees like I am, no matter if you like elm's, oak's, pine trees, or even dead trees or leaves.

I found one from a couple years ago. Make sure to check out the amazing gallery. There's tons of great stuff.

Discussion Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271248.0

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273888.0

Here's round 2 that SaphireMoon was able to locate for me.

Discussion: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292207.0

Gallery (EPIC, by the way!!): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296674.0

The previous rounds were 5 points and I would probably keep it similar to that.

Any thoughts, comments, interest?
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cox astronaut on: October 28, 2010 06:30:10 PM
My husband wanted a "Cox Dude" really bad (from Cox Communications cable). But, after calling some people, he got no where and they don't sell any so he wanted me to make one for him. I was able to make it my own and it didn't need to look exactly like it. I did my best and he loved it, so that's all that matters. I personally think he came out a little like a voo doo doll Smiley

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pelican Quilt on: October 28, 2010 06:24:33 PM
This is only my second quilt. I get bored thinking about a typical quilt, so I try to do something different. I wanted to do something for my mom for Christmas and really wanted to do something pelicans since she's loved them since she was a little kid. But, I noticed pelican fabric is impossible to find. So, I decided to make my own pelican. I hope she will like it. It's really comfy Smiley

8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / American Idol dance mat turned into useful laptop bag on: June 02, 2010 08:52:13 PM
I was excited to hear about this challenge. I really needed a laptop bag I can bring to the airport and this was the perfect opportunity to make it. Since I love all my games, I couldn't bring myself to tear up any of mine, so I made a trip to the goodwill store. I found a American Idol dance pad (my husband asked why a singing show would have a dance mat and I didn't think of it at first, but it's a really good point). Anyways, it worked well for my bag. I cut out the wires and used the vinyl and padding. I hand stitched all of it and really didn't feel comfortable that it would hold. So, I had to bring out the duct tape and it matches well Smiley I hope the pictures are alright, I always forget I have to crop them so much in order to upload to this site. I also always forget to take pictures in the middle of the process since I'm just to into it to think of it.

Here's what it was:

And now my spiff bag:

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Altered wedding book on: May 05, 2010 06:37:32 PM
My cousin is getting married and I wanted to craft something along with buy her something for her wedding shower. I came across this tutorial (which is a little hard to understand so I made some of it up along the way)


So, here's my book. On the side you can barely see, it's a wedding poem.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Graduation Money Cap on: May 05, 2010 06:21:46 PM
My friend is graduating college next week and I wanted to give her money, but as a crafter I figured that was too boring. My husband graduated with his Master's in December from the same school and we still had the cap lying around the house. I figured the cap would be perfect as it was obviously the right color scheme. So, long behold here I have a money tree but really a graduation money cap.

I used a thin nail to poke holes through that thick cardboard. 2 holes per dollar slot. Then I stuck floral wire through and wrapped around the money. I'm hoping she will like it.

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