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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / British TV Comedy Swap SU 02/15/11-03/1/11 SO 03/29/11 on: February 14, 2011 04:40:08 PM

Swap name: British TV Comedy Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mod35tBabe
Sign-up date range: 02/15/2011-03/01/2011
Date to send item by: 03/29/2011

Extended send out dates by a week Smiley

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25 unless I have a co-organiser

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? 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: 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
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Do you enjoy a good British comedy such as Monty Python, Mr. Bean, Vicar Of Dibley, I.T. Crowd, Absolutely Fabulous and 2 Pints of Lager & a Packet of Crisps or British comedians such as Richard Ayoade, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry or Noel Fielding? Below is a link for a list of pre-approved shows for this swap, if you can find a few in there that you love, then definitely join this swap! It is also the original discussion thread.


This will be a 4-point swap (points system listed below) in which you can make one large and a small, a medium and two smalls, four smalls etc - as long as it adds up to four points, you're on the right track. Extras are totally acceptable as long as your partner agrees!

Small Item = 1 point --> 2 or less hours (eg. bookmark, earrings, coin purse)... or under $10
Medium Item = 2 points --> 2 or more hours (eg. scarf, doll, necklace)... or $10-$30
Large Item = 3 points --> 3 or more hours (eg. shirt, purse, shawl, jewelry set)... or $30+

(Please put subject line "British Comedy TV Swap:questionnaire/sent/received/etc" in PMs, thanks!)

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap British TV Show Comedy Swap
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 are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Top 10 favorite British TV comedies (chosen from previously mentioned list) in order of preference (you can include fewer or more if you like)

Favorite quotes??
Favourite characters??
Favourite episodes??
Favorite colours/themes:
Least favorite colours/themes:
Crafts you can do:
Crafted items you would like to receive:
Anything you don't want to receive?:

What is your... (list only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
head measurement?
foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches)
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size? (small, medium, large)

This is a 4 point swap, but would you be interested in crafting more (you must agree to any more crafting with your partner)?

Any allergies?
Any allergy-causing specimens? (dogs, cats, ferrets, smoking etc):

Do you have a wist or website that you would like to show your partner? Please list the links here:
Do you have access to a camera and agree to post pictures of what you receive in the gallery and take pictures of what you send (just in case)?
Do you agree to post regularly (once a week minimum) in the thread and to hold off sending until youre sure your partner has checked in that week?
Is there anything else you would like your partner or the organizer to know? (Anything that would help them craft for you.)


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

1. Mod35tBabe
2. Slovakiasteph
3. GeekySweetheart
4. Baloo Welcome first time swapper!
5. thefett
6. DearBluebird
7. Smeddley
8. puzzler
9. GeekyGail Welcome first time swapper!
11.prettypollyanna Welcome first time swapper!


Mod35tBabe <-> DearBluebird  

GeekySweetHeart- <-> Baloo

Thefett <-> SlovakiaSteph

GeekyGail > DeSade13 -> PrettyPollyanna

Thelastkodama  <-> Smeddley

Hawkeyes girl -> Puzzler


12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Shirt made from One Yard Wonders Pattern on: February 12, 2011 05:57:16 AM
Hi guys

This is my first attempt at making something with a pattern. Initially I had a little help with cutting the pattern and putting on bias tape, but I did the rest by myself and I'm really quite proud of it. I wore it to my boyfriend's 30th and received lots of compliments, which of course made me feel fantastic.
The pattern comes from this book http://www.amazon.com/One-Yard-Wonders-Sewing-Fabric-Projects/dp/1603424490 and is the second item out of it I've attempted, but first that I've done using one of their patterns. Apologies for the quality of these photos....

Without further ado, here it is:

I think in that one it looks like it doesn't quite sit right but that's the angle I took it on, it doesn't usually look like that.

and a close up of the actual fabric I used, which I just love

At my boyfriend's party, I wore a wide belt around the middle which made it look better but I can't find a good photo of me with it on lol.
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Valentine's Day Cards on: February 08, 2011 05:01:26 AM
I made these cards in my last two sessions of card making lessons. While these are inspired by the teacher's examples, I did put my own twist on things and really love how they turned out.

The blue one was the most complicated, each flower consists of three punch outs, individually coloured and then the top flower had each of it's petals creased to give it a 3D effect.

It doesn't show exactly what the blue one says but the top word is LOVE and the other smaller brown card says you mean so much to me.
The green one I thought was gorgeous because of the little bird cage and it's older style. The flowers are done the same way as the blue card, and the cage is a piece of plastic on which I stamped the cage.

I hope you like my entry Smiley
14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Stuffed Bunny rabbit - first attempt at a toy on: December 23, 2010 08:15:37 PM
This is a bunny rabbit I made for my 2 year old step daughter. It's also a bit of a prototype for future toys I intend to make for charity - I think it turned out well.
In future, I would probably use my sewing machine to make the nose and sew on the eyes with it rather than hand sewing, to make it a little more secure. Other than that, I really like it.
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / British TV Comedy Swap on: November 28, 2010 10:53:58 PM
Hey guys

I've been thinking I'd like to organise a swap for ages, and I finally came up with a theme I like and I wondered if anyone would be interested??

I'm thinking shows like:
IT Crowd
Black Books
Absolutely Fabulous
Father Ted
Vicar of Dibley
Keeping Up Appearances
Two pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
Are You Being Served?
Mitchell & Webb Look
The Goodies
Red Dwarf
Mighty Boosh
Jeeves and Wooster
Monty Python
Good Neighbors/The Good Life
George and Mildred
Only Fools & Horses
Dad's Army
Fawlty Towers
Men Behaving Badly
The Royle Family
To the Manor Born
Some Mothers Do 'ave Em
Mr Bean
My Family
Green Wing
The Book Club
A Fine Romance
The Thin Blue Line
Mind Your Language
Mapp and Lucia
Reeves and Mortimer
Morcambe and Wise

Will also allow the following quiz shows:
Never mind the buzzcocks
Would I Lie to You?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Some links with various shows:


I am open to any and all suggestions of BRITISH COMEDIES. You are not required to craft to all of the above listed shows, but rather craft to the shows your partner picks as being their favourites. If you're concerned about being unfamiliar with a show they've picked, make use of Google/Youtube and you can use the questionnaire and of course your partner for more info.

If people are interested, I was thinking of have a 2-3 week signup period mid February, with crafting time starting in the first two weeks of March with a month to craft. I'm not sure on how many points to make it, I'm thinking 4 but I'm open to ideas.
16  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / How to help in Australia.... on: November 24, 2010 10:39:40 PM
I can't knit or crochet or quilt, I can however sew, stickweave, paint and am always willing to give crafts a try. I have tried crochet but it's obviously something that needs time and practice to learn well enough to make stuff worthy of giving away. I'd like to donate time to a charity, I've had trouble finding a charity I can help with my skills - they all seem to want knitted or crocheted stuff. I live in a rural town that's not near a city. Does anyone know of an Australian charity that accepts donations of things I can make? How does one get in contact with a group who does charity work like this?

Thanks Smiley
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Guitar Bag - two pics on: October 20, 2010 05:59:41 AM
I'm going to an 80's party on Saturday night and thought making a guitar bag would be cool - accessory and bag in one = score! I used the tutorial found here: http://boredandcrafty.com/?tag=guitar-bag-tutorial

However I did change how the lining is inserted because I had trouble when following the steps in the tute, I found I couldn't get the top part to sit right. I ended up pulling it apart, and getting the front piece and a piece of lining, sewing them together inside out (with a gap at the bottom) and doing the same to the back piece and the other lining, turning them right side out and then sewing the two pieces together (inside out) and then turning right side out. So if you think the lining might be too hard or you're having trouble getting it to go right, try my method - I'd love to see how others go with this Smiley

Anyway enough chit chat - here's the bag!

Upclose of the detail:

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Convert this dress so it fits better (5 pics) on: October 13, 2010 05:05:21 PM
Hi there
I am hoping someone can help me out here. My sewing teacher is sick so I can't ask her so I thought I'd try here. The dress pictured below doesn't fit well around the chest. It also has a lining and Im not sure whether I should pull this out or not. The lining is attached around the arms, across shoulder/neck area and has a little bit attached below the arms.

I would like to make it a bit like a Robert Palmer Girl style dress with a scoop neck but if that's going to be difficult I'm willing to try other necklines (below).

The photos below show how it doesn't fit, there it is a fair bit of excess material as you can see in the pictures.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? I did think I could cut (where the red lines are marked) and then hem it (green lines) but I don't know if this would 1.work and 2. would it sit well with the lining (blue lines) or better without the lining?

I'd like to wear it on to a party (23rd Oct, 22nd for the Americans) so if anyone could help me before then it would be much appreciated.
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Easy Halter neck top on: September 02, 2010 06:28:56 AM
My mum bought me One Yard Wonders for my birthday. Today I had a crack at making one of the ideas in it - the Mother-Daughter Matching Halter tops.
It took less than 2 hours from cutting to when I took photos to do both tops.

I've only got pictures of my top so far, but on the weekend plan on getting some of my stepdaughter in her top.

Hope you like it Smiley

(It's kind of sitting funny in this pic, it really isn't quite that bad lol)

Close up of the fabric
20  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Horn Easy-Sew Lifting issue on: August 30, 2010 11:48:17 PM
Hi there
My parents very generously bought me a sewing table (http://www.warwicksewingcentre.com.au/shop/products/75,10) and my Dad has spent the past few days putting it all together. He had finished it and we tested out the lifter, this lifter is on a cable and has 3 positions, freearm, flat bed and the one where the lifter sits at the bottom of the cabinet to hide the machine.
The first two levels were fine, but when we tested the bottom level, it got stuck and we can't get it to come up. Dad removed a plug and this did sort of make it work, but I can't really pull out this plug every time I want my machine because it's screwed in.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. We've emailed the shop it was bought from but so far, no response.
Any help would be gratefully accepted,
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