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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / givers/needers swap? on: May 18, 2017 08:37:18 PM
im interested in starting a givers/needers swap to declutter in a few days. would anyone be interested? also, would anyone be interested in being a coorganizer incase we get alot of interest? i saw interest in another post from a while ago but i couldnt find a post of the swap taking place so hopefully there will be plenty of people interested.

Givers will send a box of craft supplies to a needer so they can continue their love for crafting and will receive a thank-you made with love from their needer. The giver can choose the size and amount of supplies they send, just make sure to send enough to help the needer without breaking your budget. Send something you’d be happy to receive.

Needers will receive a box of supplies from a very generous giver.  In return, they will send a thank you gift that is the equivalent of a small. The thank you gift does not need to be crafted from the supplies the giver sends. The minimum is a small, feel free to spoil your giver!
This is a great way to de-stash and help a fellow crafter out who may for various reasons need some supply help.

i plan to begin sign ups starting monday may 22nd
EDIT i forgot about the long weekend this week, ill start sign ups next monday instead (the 29th) so anyone having fun over the may 24 weekend wont miss it.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / another givers needers swap? on: January 23, 2014 06:00:53 PM
I would like to organize another givers needers swap in a week or so and I was wondering if there would be interest in it? I'm not sure when the last one was but I was thinking it'd be good to tidy up our stashes since its a new year.
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / gifts for a kid on: February 09, 2013 12:47:24 PM
my sister is coming to visit in about a month with her 2 year old kid. I want to make something but i havent made anything for a kid that young before so i dont really know what to make. I was thinking about making a toy but apparently her daughter has hundreds of toys so Im thinking it would be nicer to make something else. I'd appreciate any ideas you guys have.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Givers/Needers swap on: December 11, 2012 07:39:24 PM
I'm thinking of organizing another Givers/needers swap after the holidays. I believe it's been a while since the last swap was done. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391396.0 this is a link to round 10 which can give more information about the swap for those who aren't familiar with it. Basically you sign up as either a giver, a needer or both. when filling out the questionaire you write what supplies you can give (ie fabric, paint, clay etc..), how many packages you could send, or the craft supplies you are in need of. The giver mails their unneeded supplies to the needer, and the needer sends a thankyou package in the form of a craft. The thankyou craft requirement is 1 small item, though you could craft bigger if you'd like to.

If noone is offering the craft supplies you need, you will be informed so you can possibly expand on your list of wanted supplies. for this swap, first time swappers can be givers, but needers must have completed at least one swap before this one. There will be two send out dates, one for the givers and another, a couple weeks, later for the needers to send their thankyous.

I will start this swap right after new years if there is interest, I think with the holidays so close it makes sense to wait until afterwards so people aren't so busy. If you're interested you should go through your stash now and set aside anything you can offer so writing the questionnaire will be quick and nothing will be forgotten. 

I might also need a co-organizer so if anyone is interested please let me know...it's ok if you have never done it before I don't mind helping you get the hang of things. This swap tends to get kinda hectic so it would really be appreciated
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / cutting canes evenly on: December 06, 2012 08:08:57 PM
I've been fiddling with polymer canes, and Im having a bit of trouble cutting the pieces all the same size. I was just wondering if theres a bit of a trick to it or if i just have to be more careful when cutting. Also what tools do you use when you cut canes. Do you use an exact o-knife or a special kind of knife you get at a craft store. I'm thinking that chilling my canes a bit might make them more firm and make them easier to cut, but i thought ask for any tips first.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / what to do with 25 yards of fabric? on: January 15, 2012 08:05:41 PM
One of the guys i live with went to an auction that happens every week around here and brought back a 25 yard roll of fabric he bought me for 5 dollars. the fabric is called "creme fraiche" and is 100% polyester. it says its to be washed like delicates and tumble dried on low so its a bit thin but rather nice. it stretches from left to right a bit, but not as much as knit materials.

this site shows the fabric i have http://logantexfabrics.com/swatch_pages/creme-fraiche.html the colour i have is the INK 5.

i was hoping for help finding some patterns to use it on since i have so much. i wear skirts and a lot of styles of shirts but I'm not big into dresses. I'd also love links to items you think would be good to make from this fabric, im rather good at making my own patterns when looking at something that's already been made. Thanks so much Smiley
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Friday the 13th figure on: January 05, 2012 09:10:05 PM
It's been a while since i've posted something ive made because ive been busy with swaps and other things so i thought i'd post something i made a few months ago.

I made this for a friend of mine a while ago to cheer him up when he was having a blah week. He ended up super excited showing it off to his family with a big smile so it worked well for its purpose  Grin

I even gave him his machete, which i painted with a silver paint, and included "blood" on the blade. the only thing i wish i was able to do was put loose strands of hair on the back but i didn't think of it until after it was baked so i wasn't really able to but that's alright.  its about 3 inches tall... I added a large key ring and chain to the top so it could be hung on the wall if wanted though it can stand up on its own as well...i figured being able to hang it instead would stop it from being knocked over easily. It also has a few coats of gloss on it to help protect from scratches in case it does fall over or get dropped.

I'd love to hear what everyone thinks, especially since its the first figure like this ive done, though i am in the process of doing more right now based off other movies. I'll also be posting a bunch of other stuff Ive made over the last while which includes a bunch of bangles with creepy motifs as well as some necklaces.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / can a co-org leave feedback? on: October 01, 2011 01:16:11 PM
its my first time helping someone organize a swap and i was just wondering if it was possible for me to leave feedback for swappers. everyone is separated into two groups, one for me and one for the actual org. i was wondering if i could leave the feedback for my group of swappers after theyre done sending and receiving. Im fine with just messaging the org and letting them know who to give feedback to, i was just curious because i figured if i could make it easier on the org i would. I just couldn't find anything about co-organizing in the swap rules(though i mightve missed it) so i thought i would bug you guys here Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / slouchy hat help? on: September 26, 2011 08:01:50 PM
hey everyone, this year id like to make myself a nice winter hat, and im really interested in doing a slouchy hat like these https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335006.msg3874192#msg3874192

except id like to sew them instead of crocheting them since i dont know how to do that. 

ive seen a sewn one kinda like this one https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341562.msg3962984#msg3962984 it was made using an old sweater and pieced together with triangles kinda like how the third picture look...id like to avoid having so many seams on the hat if possible so i was wondering if you guys know another way of doing it other than piecing the triangle shapes together (ive already found a tutorial for doing it that way, im just hoping for something different, but i will do it that way if needed.)

10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / putting clay into an ice bath after being baked on: September 20, 2011 11:43:39 AM
I was curious on why alot of people seem to put their baked items right into an ice bath. I know for translucent clay it helps with enhancing the translucent effect, but what does it do to normal coloured clay? I was just wondering because it seems like some people do it with all types of clay even when they don't use translucent in whatever they've made. Does it help make it stronger, or bring out all the colours even better like it does with the translucent clay...or is it just more of a habit people have because of how it helps with the one type of clay they use?
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