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11  Post Apocalyptic Survival Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ivoryh1632 on: November 19, 2012 09:30:24 PM

Swap name:Post Apocalyptic Survival Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ivoryh1632
Sign-up date range: 10/2/12-10/22/12
Date to send item by:11/30/12
Discussion Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415039.0

Blue: Sent
Green: Package received
Teal: Sent and recieved
Strikethrough: Feedback given
Orange: Sending late with communication
Red: Problem! Please contact the organizer

Alexus1325 <------->Undersea-sun






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12  Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Calavera Doll in Halloween Decor and Parties by ivoryh1632 on: October 22, 2012 02:17:27 AM
So I opened up my box of halloween decorations and found a few dozen 6in skeletons that i'd got on clerence last year. Threw a few of them up in my window display but decided the rest needed to be made into something more spectacular. So I made this little calavera doll.


i still need to figure out some sort of stand for her since she can't stand on her own, and then i think i'm gonna work on making a boyfriend for her.

I don't do as much day of the dead stuff as I'd like and i was just trying to keep this one kinda simple so any suggestions/improvements would be greatly appriciated.

thanks for looking!
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13  Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ivoryh1632 on: October 03, 2012 10:50:41 PM
Recieved from lilusa today. So glad the mailman decided to leave the package by my door instead of leaving a pick up slip like he usually does.
She had everything packaged up all cute in tardis blue and white with little tags on everything (also the adress label on the box matched the tags)

and when i unwrapped it all

of course the first one i had to open was the one that said "please enjoy stabbing me in the face" its an amy pond pincushion because i can't stand her and how she's always treating rory like crap. and i can't wait to re-use that tag for something, i dont know what, but its going to be amazing

next is a TARDIS key necklace with a tag that says "every companion needs one" so now if i ever hear that familiar wooshing noise i'll be able to let myself in

an amazing Torchwood hoodie with a tag that says "now you're official"

and the back

action shot of the hoodie and necklace, please excuse my "i hope i'm getting everything in the frame" face

and finally the most amazing TARDIS wallet ever with a tag that says "bigger on the inside?"

the inside, love this fabric, looks just like the interior of the TARDIS, and plenty of pockets and a zipper too

and tucked inside the pockets were these little cards with great words of advise on them, and yes i will be leaving them in there so i randomly find them later after i've forgotten they're in there

thanks you soooooooo much  lilusa!!!!! i love everything!!!!!!
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14  Post Apocalyptic Survival Swap (Sign Up: 10/2/12-10/22/12 Send Out:11/30/12) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by ivoryh1632 on: October 02, 2012 07:51:11 PM
Swap name:Post Apocalyptic Survival Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ivoryh1632
Sign-up date range: 10/2/12-10/22/12
Date to send item by:11/30/12
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country?no
If yes, what country?
Additional Age requirement? None

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

The Myan calendar predicts the world ending on December 21, 2012. With this date fast approaching, what better way to celebrate the apocalypse than with a swap!

You could do survival kits, ancient Myan type stuff, post-apocalyptic steam punk, weapons to fight off the zombies or robots or however you see the end of the world going down, maybe even celebration kits just in case the world doesn't end.....there's a ton of stuff you could do with this.

Details of swap:
This is a 5 point swap. One item must be a medium or large.
Small Item = 1 point
Med Item = 2 Points
Large Item = 3 Points

For new swappers there might be a bit of a confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item, so here's a handy guide:

Small = By time, 2 or less hours of crafting. By $$$, $10 or less. By size, Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

Medium = By time, 2 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, $10-$30. By size, one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf

Large = By time, 3 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, $30 or more. By size, A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse

This is not totally set in stone, but is a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost.

Because I know some people stress about doing extras/a higher point value, I've just included it in the questionnaire and will try to partner people that want to do extras together and those that don't together. This way everyone will know upfront how there partner feels about extras. This is the best way I could think of to solve this problem as I know many people feel pressured about doing extras when they don't want to and many people like doing extras. If this is against swapping rules or if anyone has a better idea, just let me know.

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

Name of swap: Post Apocalyptic Survival 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)

How do you think the world is going to end or what is your favorite apocalypse scenario? (ex- zombies, robots, world war 3, etc)

Favorite post apocalyptic or dystopian movie/book/tv show/video game/etc?

Weapon of choice for fighting off zombies/robots/evil overlords/etc? (ex- shotgun, chainsaw, baseball bat, etc)

Are you more the type to find a place to hide until it all blows over or the type to grab a weapon and go face the mayhem?

Where do you go to survive? (ex- the countryside, a mall, stay at home, steal an rv and hit the road, a small island, etc)

Are you surviving with a small or large group or going solo?

What is your role in this group? (ex- security, leader, scavenger, etc)

Its 5 years after the apocalypse, the world has become a barren wastelandwhat modern amenity/item do you miss the most?

Because this deals with the end of the world, undead walking the earth and other such horrorswhat level of gore/R-rated-ness are you ok with? Would you prefer items you receive to be more goofy and light hearted, like Plants vs Zombies style or are you ok with things being more on the realistic/bloody side?

For whatever reason steam punk and post apocalyptic seem to go together soDo you like steam punk?

Is there anything in particular you would like to receive?
Is there anything you would NOT like to receive?
What crafts are you best at?
What crafts do you admire?
Favorite colors/patterns:
Least favorite colors/patterns:
T-shirt size:
Bracelet size:
Necklace size:
Do you have any allergies:
Are there any allergens in your home (smoke, pets, etc?)?
Do you have a pintrest/wist/etsy faves/other website that can be used for partner stalking?
Are you open to doing extras?
Is there anything else youd like your partner or organizer to know?


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


zombie survival kits

apocalyptic fashion swap gallery

steampunk guns and gear

survival guides

apocolypse countdown calender

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25 diy's to survive the apocalypse

Survival Apocalypse recepies, hints, tips, tactics, fun and more

Apocalyptic Pinterest


1. ivoryh1632
2. Illiamdra
3. hawkeyes_girl
4. MissSadieMae
5. CamOovas
6. shynii
7. Alexus1325
8. pollyprissypants
9. soxymoron
10. Alchamy513
11. VampAracely
12. libertine49
13. Undersea-sun
14. lydiaharper
15. pearljam94 (dropped from swap, due to not meeting swap requirements)
16. Staar84 ***ANGEL***


Alexus1325 <------->Undersea-sun

VampAracely<------->soxymoron Staar84 (swap angel)






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15  Ribbon Shoe Re-Do in Shoes: Completed Projects by ivoryh1632 on: September 11, 2012 10:46:08 PM
Saw these a while back and had to make them https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395193.0 I'm not gonna lie, my favorite thing about the tim burton version of alice in wonderland was outfits, so even though I'm still trying to figure out how i'm gonna make some of those dresses at least now i have some amazing alice inspired shoes.

I started with an old pair of dr sholes flats that were super comfy but also super scuffed and marked up from wearing them so much and this was the result

I've only gotten to wear them out a few times but they're holding up really well and super comfy. I did take a ton of pics alon the way so if anyone wants a tute let me know. They really weren't that hard to do (once I figured out what I was doing) and I got them done in one night, the main thing was just dealing with the sticky gluey mess I made. But now I know how to make it better for next time, I'm thinking of doing the next pair in purple with a white border.

Thanks for looking! C&C welcome!
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16  3 Seam Baby Booties and Scratch Mittens in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by ivoryh1632 on: September 11, 2012 10:27:32 PM
Made these for a friend a couple years ago as a super last minute baby present, I didn't know she was even pregnant until she told me she had the baby so I didn't have much time.

They were super easy, the whole lot took me maybe an hour or 2 to finish. The booties I used a 3-seam pattern I found here http://www.newconceptions.com/patpdf/Footiespdf.pdf and the scratch mittens (I think that's what they're called, those little mittens so newborns don't scratch up their faces) I just kinda winged it. I think I trace a drinking glass for the size and just added elastic to the wrist.

Everything's linned with teddy bear flannel just because I had a ton of it on hand. One of the sets is made out of that same flannel. The rest are made with fat quarters. Turns out one fat quarter makes 2 sets of booties and 2 sets of mittens, which was awsome cuz that means I could use a few different fabrics and still keep it cheap and not have to wait in line to get fabric cut.

Ok on to pictures, lets see if I can get this new photo loader thingy to work....

Black and white checkerd

green with skull and crossbones

this one's kind of a frogs and flowers spring time kinda thing, its a little less boy-ish than the others, but i figure frogs always work for boys

and here's the teddy bears which i call prison bears because they're all wearing striped shirts and i absolutely hate this fabric but that may just be because i've had to stare at the bolt of it sitting in the closet for so long. I originally only used it as a tester but threw it in cuz it turned out good and she ended up liking it so it may be just me that has a thing against the prison bears.

Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome.
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17  Re: FAKE FLOWERS ARE NOT CHEAPER: A message to brides from a floral insider in Weddings and Bridal Showers by ivoryh1632 on: March 29, 2012 09:50:08 PM
The bride never ended up deciding exactly how she wanted things, so us bride slaves just kinda winged it when we got there and kept it simple. (you can click on the thumbnails for bigger pics)

The bride's bouquet, I'm not sure who found the silver leaf thingies or where they got them from, the bottom was just wrapped in black ribbon. She was the only one that had a bouquet because, and I quote, "if the bride's maids have bouquet's people won't understand that this is my day and I'm more important than them"  Roll Eyes ugh, I think the big white dress may give them a clue

Each table had one or two vases on them, I don't know why I don't have a picture of it facing the right way but I made these big crazy loopy bows for the vases. We got the vases for super cheap at some resturaunt supply website. I wanna say it was less than $20 for a dozen (maybe 15, I dont remember) and that included shipping. They were a decent size too, I think about 8"tall and 4" at the opening.

And then the groom's mom had the genious idea of putting some in the cake, which really looked nice and made it look a bit more like a wedding cake and not just some cheap sheet cake. I'm still not sure what the story was of why the cake was undecorated in the first place, I think they assumed that the groom's brother would decorate it but they didn't tell him until the day before and he had to fly in from another state so he didn't have any of his tools on him or something like that. But for a last minute idea, I think it looks pretty good.

Oh and then we found some realistic looking fake roses at hobby lobby that went in the bride's hair, which I think we really lucked out that the shade of red matched the real roses almost exactly. Not the best picture, but you get the idea.
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18  Zombie Baby Bib in Needlework: Completed Projects by ivoryh1632 on: March 21, 2012 02:20:15 AM
A while back a friend gave me a book of zombie cross stitch patterns. There was one for baby blocks that said "zombabie" and there was another one for a half eaten brain. So of course the logical thing to do with these was to make a baby bib.

And on little miss model. She doesn't use bibs anymore so she didn't get to keep it, but she loved playing with it.

This was probably the first time I did cross stitch since I was a kid (maybe 15 yrs ago) so it took me a while to get the hang of it again and get it done but I'm pretty proud of how it came out.

It's stitched with waste canvas onto fabric from a white sheet. The back and pocket are lined with a white towel so its nice and absorbent. And then the red is just bias tape. I also made sure I made it on the larger side (as you can see in the modeled pic, I think she's about 10 or 11 months old there), because I hate how store bought bibs are so tiny these days, they don't cover anything.

Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome.
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19  Reusable Grocery Bag Carrier in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by ivoryh1632 on: March 21, 2012 01:25:29 AM
I don't know about you guys but I'm always losing my reusable grocery bags all over the place, even when I remember to put them back in the car, they're all over trunk and well as my friend puts it, "it just turns into one big cluster f**k." So I finally came up with a solution. This one was made for said friend for xmas and he loved it (and yes, he is a gay boy, hence the pretty colors and bow on top  Wink )

How it works is you lay it out flat. This picture's actually of the back, just to show how the ribbon/tie goes across the whole thing for stability/strength. But the inside looks the same, just without the ribbon.

Fold up your bags and stack them on one side. Leave the handle of one bag sticking out the top.

Fold up the carrier and tie the ribbon at the top. I've also made them with a velcro closure at the top instead of having to tie a bow.

The handle from of the bag that you left stick out the top becomes the handle for the carrier for easy transport from the house to the car and the car to the store.

Because the sides are left open, and the tie only goes through one bag, you can just pull the bags out of the side when you get to the register if you dont want to untie and open the whole thing. Makes it easier when you bring the whole bunch of bags in with you but end up only needing one or two.

The sides are strengthened with plastic canvas inside them so you can just throw the whole thing in the wash.

Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome.
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20  Owl and Nursery Rhyme Taggie Blankets in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by ivoryh1632 on: March 21, 2012 12:51:27 AM
A friend had a baby at the end of the year and wanted some taggies but said they cost too much so why not make me do them for free,  Roll Eyes you know how that goes. Anyway I have a soft spot for babies, and this was before my  "no making things for free" new years resolution, so I had her get the supplies and went to work.

There's 8 total, some owl on both sides, some nursery rhymes on both sides, and some have one owls on one side and nursery rhymes on the other. If I remember they're 9"x11" or something like that and the tags are a couple inches long.

I used 1 yd of fabric (1/2 yd of each design) and 4 spools of 5ydx1/2" ribbon.

Other than figuring out the measurements to get the most without any waste, it was a pretty quick and easy project.

Nursery rhymes.

Owls (love this fabric)

I've been working on some more for the shop to match the swaddlers I sell, the new ones have crunchy/crinkley stuff inside for added fun. I'll post pics of those in a few days when I finish them up.

Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome.
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