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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Wes Anderson Swap, Round 5 GALLERY on: June 16, 2014 05:52:23 PM
Post 'em when you get 'em!

Discussion thread here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433675.0#axzz34qxWWSyh

najaorama <-> pseudo_pix

rockingbearranch <-> jfer007

stitchzBstitchz <-> Watsonc7

Susie Apple -> pollyprissypants -> Ramona Q -> Susie Apple

Sent AND received
Feedback Given
Problem! Contact organizer immediately!
Sending late with communication

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433675.0#ixzz34qy6jUjH
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Wes Anderson Swap, Round 5 (SU 5/26-6/7, SO 7/7) on: May 26, 2014 04:05:46 PM
Swap name: Wes Anderson Swap, Round 5

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: pollyprissypants (aka P3, for time sake)
Sign-up date range: May 26- June 7, 2014
Date to send item by: July 7, 2014

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

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

Additional Age requirement? 18+

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 18 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:
I don't know about you guys, but I missed seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel during its theatrical release- no theaters around me were showing it! I thought it might be nice to commemorate its DVD release next month with another round of the Wes Anderson swap. This swap is open to every fan of Wes'; not just those that like a particular film. The base for this swap is  four points, but if you'd like to have a five point swap, please indicate in your questionnaire. I will be matching folks up according to their point preference. Dying for that Team Zissou sweatshirt? Desperately need a beret like Max's? Gotta keep your hands warm while missing a finger, like Margot? Need to draw a Sam and Suzy map? This is the swap for you.

We'll be using the typical point system for this swap:

Large = 3 points
Medium = 2 points
Small = 1 point

Large = 3 or more hours
Medium = 2 or more hours
Little = 2 or less hours

By Size
Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
Large = $30 or more
Medium = $10-$30 dollars
Small = $10 or less

If you've seen one Wes Anderson movie, or all of them, you're more than welcome to participate! We welcome all levels of Wes Anderson fandom here.

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

Name of swap: Wes Anderson Swap, Round 5
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 18 years old or older:
Would you prefer a 4 point swap or a 5 point swap?
Which crafts can you do?
Which crafts would you like to receive?
Is there any particular color scheme/pattern that you just cannot stand?
Which Wes Anderson movies have you seen?
What is your favorite Wes Anderson movie?
Do you have a least favorite Wes Anderson movie?
Favorite character?
Least favorite character?
Do you have any favorite quotes?
Do you have any favorite moments?
Is there any particular item that you're dying to receive?
Do you have any major allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (i.e. smoke, pets)?
Do you have a wist or pinterest? If so, what is the url?
Do you have anything else that you want your partner to know?


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

Links to Previous Galleries:
Round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403203.0#axzz32rjy0vHs
Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325521.0
Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236443.0
Round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48737.0

1. pollyprissypants
2. najaorama
3. jfer007
4. Watsonc7
5. rockingbearranch
6. Ramona Q
7. stitchzBstitchz
8. pseudo_pix
9. Susie Apple

Where stuff is going:

najaorama <-> pseudo_pix

rockingbearranch <-> jfer007

stitchzBstitchz <-> Watsonc7

Susie Apple -> pollyprissypants -> Ramona Q -> Susie Apple

Sent AND received
Feedback Given
PROBLEM! Contact organizer immediately!
Sending late with communication

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Flower Shawl on: April 25, 2014 03:02:55 PM
I have been watching entirely too much American Horror Story: Coven lately. Murder House used to be my favorite season, but it may have competition now. I was feeling inspired by all the great piano shawls that Misty Day and Stevie Nicks wear, so I wanted to make something similar. I found this awesome pattern on Ravelry. It's the Black Swan shawl by DROPS design. I crocheted it up, and here it is!

It didn't take as long as I thought it would for the actual crocheting. I opted to stitch it together with a yarn needle instead of single crocheting all those squares (I think it makes a smoother look, but maybe that's just me). The stitching together part took FOR EV ER. Gah! But it's done and I love it!

Fellow hookers, is there an alternative to crocheting or stitching granny squares together? Yeesh!  Wink
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / First ever weaving project- pic heavy on: January 18, 2014 09:51:28 AM
Hey gang! A very good friend of mine let me borrow a table loom and her warping board. I'd never used either before, but with YouTube and some willpower, I figured it out. This is my first ever attempt at weaving anything at all. I made a scarf using some yarn I spun up over the Christmas break (I dyed the yarn with food coloring). I really love how this turned out, and I'm officially addicted to weaving!

Thanks for looking!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Circus yarn! on: December 26, 2013 09:15:02 AM
Hey gang!
We usually do our family Christmas the weekend before the actual holiday, so my Christmas eve and Christmas day were open. I used this time to dye some roving and then spin it up! It was the first time I used food coloring to dye, and the first time I dyed roving (I've dyed finished yarn before, though). It was easier than I thought! My folks gave us a turkey fryer setup specifically so that I could dye outside (vinegar smells gross, y'all). I spent the day of the 24th dyeing, then Christmas day was spinning day.

Here's what I came up with. I call it circus:

I wish, I wish, I WISH I had a loom, I'd love to see it woven up into something beautiful. I'm thinking of knitting something using small needles and a garter stitch to simulate a woven look. I'm also kicking around the idea of going to Lowe's and getting materials to build a scarf loom on my own. We shall see!

Another shot, this time on the niddy noddy-

I don't actually know what kind of fiber it is. I got a new wheel last month, and this came with as a freebie. It showed up in a giant bag marked 'domestic wool'. Since it doesn't feel fancy, I figured it was an ideal type to play around with.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome! I'm still getting used to this spinning thing!
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Quickly dry wool roving? on: December 24, 2013 02:43:13 PM
I hope I'm putting this on the right board.... it IS from a dyeing project, after all.
I dyed some roving this morning with food coloring. I'm not sure exactly what it is- it came free with my new wheel. It was marked 'domestic wool'. I love the colors that came out and really want to start working with it. Can I put roving in the dryer on the dryer shelf with the wool setting? I definitely don't want to felt anything.
Any and all suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Wire Bonsai Tree on: December 23, 2013 08:33:13 PM
I didn't know what to get handsome hubby for Christmas. Last year, I got him a live Bonsai tree. This year, he needs a replacement for it  Wink. I decided to try my hand at a wire bonsai tree, based on the tutorial I found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335045.0#axzz2oMaQVARW.

This is how it came out:

And here is my lone in-progress pic:

I couldn't figure out a way to wrap it, so I just gave it to him early. Luckily, he loves it! It's made from floral wire, seed beeds, foam, and river rocks.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Wrist warmers made from yarn made by me! on: November 17, 2013 04:19:31 PM
I made these wristlets/wristwarmers/whateveryouwannacallem today. They're pretty run of the mill, I guess (just puff stitches and single crochets), but what makes them awesome to me is that I also made the yarn! I was so happy with how the yarn came out, and now I'm really pleased with this project. Woohoo!

What do you think?
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Form of: Successful Socks! on: August 14, 2013 05:01:49 PM
I got a spinning wheel last weekend, and I've been obsessively spinning ever since. I'm feeling a little Rumplestiltskin-y over here. Anyhoo, I wanted to make something I could use out of my first yarn I made. If you spin, you know first yarns are... well... interesting and art yarns  Wink. They're cool for looking at, but not cool for making something you can wear (aside from a scarf or something along those lines). I decided their lumpiness would work well with socks, so that's what I went with.
Now, I've tried to crochet socks so very many times now; I've never had any success until these. So this project is twice as awesome for me- the first time I've successfully crocheted socks, and I used the yarn I made! I'm so excited!

I typed out a pattern, then closed the browser (because I'm cool like that). So if anyone wants the pattern, no prob- let me know and I'll add it. If not, ain't nobody got time for typing out patterns!  Cheesy
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First wheel-spun yarn! on: August 11, 2013 03:16:55 PM
I have been DROOLING over spinning wheels lately. A friend let me borrow one of hers, so I was able to learn and get going. This yarn is the very first wheel yarn I've done- it's blue face leicester that I picked up at a local yarn shop, and I plied it with more of itself (this is actually only my second time to ply, EVER! I learned how to ply from Belladune's awesome tutorial).

I'd love to hear what you guys think- the good, the bad, and the suggestions. I love spinning and I want to get better, but I know most of my mistakes will get better as I practice.

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