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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / This Is Us themed Swap? on: December 10, 2017 12:08:58 PM
Anyone else going to miss the Pearson Family while they are on their mid-season break from hit tv show This Is Us? Would anyone be interested in a swap to celebrate this amazing show? I was thinking maybe 2 mediums, with sign ups after Christmas and month of crafting time.  I'd be willing to organize.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pumpkin Everything Mini Quilt 2 on: September 18, 2017 06:04:53 PM
I made this adorable pumpkin mini quilt for alwaysinmyroom for the Pumpkin Everything swap.
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3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pumpkin Everything Mini Quilt 1 on: September 16, 2017 07:21:49 PM
I am hosting a Pumpkin Everything swap both on Instagram and here on Craftster. I used this mug rug applique pattern for both. This post is for my instagram swap. Here I repeated the mug rug pattern 3 times, and connected with quilted strips. I used hanging corners on the back as my partner suggested a table runner as an interest, and this way she could choose to use it that way.i did not use binding, but just sewed together then turned inside out I adore the blue fabric! My other one is similar, but different.

Thanks for looking!

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4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Pumpkin Everything Swap Gallery! on: September 10, 2017 09:33:38 AM
It's time for Pumpkin Everything! Post your goodies when you receive them!

Participants:
BigBangMomma
alwaysinmyroom
Ludi
JS
ilovesnails
patty_o_furniture
bywilma

Sent:
bywilma (Int'l)
JS
alwaysinmyroom
BigBangMomma
Ludi
patty_o_furniture
ilovesnails

Received:
BigBangMomma
alwaysinmyroom
Bywilma
Ludi
JS
patty_o_furniture
ilovesnails

Feedback Given:
alwaysinmyroom
JS
Ludi
patty_o_furniture
bywilma
ilovesnails
BigBangMomma
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Spacy Jacket on: August 20, 2017 07:19:33 PM
I just completed this jacket tonight. I wanted something that I didn't have to worry about matching patterns, and wanted something kinda geeky..so I went spacy. I am learning to follow patterns and practicing on clothing. I'm not great yet on sizing, so I went with a bigger size in case I needed wiggle room in sewing, which is why it is kinda bulky. The process was for me to sew a jacket that mostly fits, and looks like a jacket! Now, to get out my dusty serger and learn how to use it so I can make the in-seams pretty. Maybe one day I will learn alterations so I can make it fot better.

Thanks for looking!

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6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Pumpkin Everything Swap SU 8/18 to 8/27 Send Out by Oct 9 on: August 18, 2017 10:46:37 AM

The Pumpkin Everything Swap Gallery can be found here!
Swap name: Pumpkin Everything Swap
Organizer: johnson.mom2two
Sign-up date range: Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2017
Date to send item by: Oct 9

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 (will recruit co-org if more)

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

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules!

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

You MUST post in the thread at least once before being accepted into the swap.
I have the right to refuse members with a history of late sending and/or poor communication.  We don't want anyone waiting for their pumpkin goodness!

Details of swap:

I love pumpkin everything! Do you? It's almost that time of the year! Let's get into the yummy pumpkin spirit with a smallish swap. In this swap, you will craft (1) medium handmade PUMPKIN RELATED item and also send your partner (2) small items. The medium item MUST be handmade, but the smalls can either be handmade or store bought or a mix.
**This is NOT a general Fall swap. This swap is to celebrate the beginning of Pumpkin Everything, so your package must reflect that in pumpkin related things.**


Suggested ideas for the handmade medium item: small mini quilt, tote bag, cup cozy, set of jewelry, wall hanging, painted sign, notecard set of 10 notecards, etc. Something your partner will enjoy, but takes you two or to create.

You can spoil your partner with store bought smalls such as: wax melts or candles, coffees, teas, etc.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of 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)
Do you have allergies in your household?
Do you have allergens in your household?
Can you take and post pictures promptly of the package you receive?

What crafts can you do?

What crafts do you admire?

What would you like to receive?

What would you not like to receive?

Do you like pumpkin scents? Favorite blends?

Do you drink or eat pumpkin flavored food?

Pinterest?

Anything you'd like to share with your partner?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (BIGBANGMOMMA) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pumpkin Everything Swap? on: August 17, 2017 09:54:01 AM
School is starting, Fall is around the corner, and I am getting ready for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! I was thinking a fun, quick, swap all about anything pumpkin would be a great way to get ready for Fall!

I'm thinking a smallish swap, so maybe a med & 2 smalls, or 2 mediums.

Ideas could be: pumpkin fabric tote bag, pumpkin themed pocket letter, pumpkin mini-hoop, pumpkin themed mini-quilt, hand-made pumpkin max welts or candles, pumpkin flavored food, pumpkin jewelry, see where I'm going?

Who's with me?!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Doctor Who Mashup Wallet on: August 11, 2017 01:36:21 PM
I am participating in a Doctor Who fandom mashup swap on Instagram, and decided to make a wallet to go in the bag I made her. I think I may have already posted the bag, but if not, I will have to do that! Anyway, I tried to follow this pattern I bought, but none of the pieces seemed to make sense when cut, and the directions were annoying, so I used the pictures as a guide and winged it. I am grateful I had sewn a similar concept before a long time ago.  I still need to decide in a latch of some sort, but I am really excited with how it turned out!



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9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 4x6 Mid-Summer Art 2017 GALLERY on: August 03, 2017 11:35:52 AM
~Post your art below when you receive!!~
Sent
Feedback Given

Art Swappers:

BigBangMomma   rec'd from: jenleahlynn and smmarrt
pioneer9 rec'd from greybird and onyxnox
greybird from whatthepuck
justpretend rec'd from: BigBangMomma
whatthepuck rec'd from BigBangMomma and geekgirl1000100
Onyxnox rec'd from whatthepuck and dfabbric
loves2experiment rec'd from justpretend
dfabbric rec' from kwality570
Kwality570 from pioneer9 and Smmarrt
Smmarrt rec'd from pioneer9 and geekgirl1000100
jenleahlynn rec'd from Kwality570 and Onyxnox
geekgirl1000100 rec'd from jenleahlynn and loves2experiment
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first EVER completed sewn adult outfit! on: August 02, 2017 03:43:52 PM
I have been in the mood to sew, and create things with fandom fabric. I wanted to make a long shirt that I can wear with my LuLuRoe leggings.

Over the weekend, I found a few patterns. I accidentally purchased a pants pattern that was too big, and so attempted adjusting with a pair of pants. It ended up making the waist to small, so I had to add in a panel before sewing the sides. It works. I don't love the way they fit, but I can wear them ok. It is HP Gryffindor fabric. I will try to add close up of the HP fabric later.

I am, however, super proud of how the shirt turned out. I had to use a stretchy rayon blend, which I was afraid would mess me up, but it is fantastic! I went with a larger size so it wouldn't sit on all my unwanted curves. /wink/ It took me about 5 hours to make the shirt.

My husband came home from work, saw me wearing it, and commented that I'd been shopping again.

Huge compliment.

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