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81  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 106 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: September 09, 2014 12:51:36 PM
AND...here I am wearing it!  Had to post this because look how perfectly it matches my earrings!!!!!!!!!!

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82  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 106 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: September 09, 2014 08:55:09 AM
Hey everyone! I received this gorgeous, gorgeous beaded necklace from Anna.  Green is my absolute, hands down favorite color and this is perfect.  I must admit that I am so in love with these little necklaces that Anna makes.  They look like they take forever!  And all those fiddly little beads!  I don't know how you do it Anna, but keep it up!  Wink  Thank you so much!  And here it is with a lovely postcard...

You can't really tell because the picture is too dark, but the beads are iridescent!  Pretty!
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83  Re: Fall Dotee Swap GALLERY - Send outs September 22, 2014 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: August 29, 2014 12:43:24 AM
LOVE that owl!  The backside totally rocks, and I'm so in love with artsycandice's printmaking.  It makes me want to bust out the old woodblock carving tools from my old college days.  Anyway, as promised (although, being on the West coast, it's probably already morning the next day to most of you) pictures!   

I received this beautiful dotee and card from artsycandice.

She has such a beautiful face!  I love it so much, I'm speechless!  In fact, I know this is a major faux pas, but I just can't resist linking to this picture I took  https://www.etsy.com/listing/199064627/treescape-photography-treeline-and-moon?  It's like our minds are linked or something!    Moderators: delete if you must, but you can't deny how neat this is!
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84  The Carnivorous Plant Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: August 11, 2014 10:16:15 PM

Post all your goodies here!!!

Discussion thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434769.0
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85  Monster Poof in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by La Chapa on: August 05, 2014 11:43:04 PM
I made this little fella for Cryssoleil in the monster swap a while back.  I just made him up, and I envisioned him as some little poofy creature that lives in hollow trees, and root clusters and such.  I've been wanting to make myself a little village of them because I think it's so cute. 

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86  Freeform cross body bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by La Chapa on: August 05, 2014 03:59:24 PM
I made this cross body bag for Acadian Driftwood in the Enchanted Forest and Woodland Creature swap.  I wanted to find something to make where I could use some of my shaping skills from all the amigurumi making that I've done, but that would be a bit more useful.  It's mostly just scrumbling in different textured yarns and using different stitches.  I added some mushrooms and dangly plant bits to tie it into the theme (mushrooms was one of her themes.)  I busted out the sewing machine for the first time in over 10 years, and basically relearned the basics, VERY basic basics, in order to sew in a liner.  I toyed with the idea of adding a flap and button closure, or a zipper, but everything I was doing was so new to me that I decided not to freak myself out by over-complicating it.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I think it's pretty good for a first attempt.  Now, I want to make more!  Plus, I've been inspired to brave other projects where sewing is involved. 

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87  Re: The Carnivorous Plant Swap (signups 7/23-8/1, sendouts August 30 ) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by La Chapa on: July 29, 2014 05:49:07 PM
Wow! those are wonderful!


Found some more!

How fun would these be to wear?

Some cool wall art.  Look at the ant!

And isn't this just the most adorable carnivorous plant you've ever seen?  But watch out! He bites!

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88  Re: The Carnivorous Plant Swap (signups 7/23-8/1, sendouts August 30 ) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by La Chapa on: July 28, 2014 09:25:43 PM
Well, we have 5 swappers so far!  Hopefully we get at least one more so that we have a nice even number!  If you are on the fence, perhaps I can convince you by promising to give feedback as soon as your package arrives, and by reminding you that we're only swapping for 1 or 2 items!  That's easy peasy pumpkin squeezy!  Cheesy

While we count down the days until I can assign partners, I thought I'd post a bit of inspiration!  All images are preceded by their Pinterest link in order to give proper credit.  Smiley

If these were maryjanes, I'd be all over them!

How cool is this corpse flower brooch!? 

And THIS! Ok, so it doesn't have a carnivorous plant on it, but you see it right?  Could so be one!
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89  The Carnivorous Plant Swap (signups 7/23-8/1, sendouts August 30 ) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by La Chapa on: July 23, 2014 10:34:20 AM

GALLERY https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435080.0

Swap name:  The Carnivorous Plant Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  La Chapa
Sign-up date range: July 23, 2014- August 1, 2014
Date to send item by:  August  30, 2014

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  Yes, 24

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

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:

Whether you love the natural wonder of plants that have evolved to capture and digest live food, or alien space plants from mars that eat people, this swap is for you!  In this swap we will celebrate the amazing variety of carnivorous plants both real and imaginary.

This swap will be for one Large item, OR one Medium and one Small item.  Extras are optional, but please discuss this with your swap partner so that no one feels bad for not sending "enough".

(A general guide)
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 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

Posting pictures is required for this swap!  Seeing everyone's creations is half the fun!  If you do not have the capability to post pictures, you MUST let your partner know in advance and ask them to take pictures before they ship and post for you.  Failure to post pics of what you received will be noted in your feedback.  

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

If you would like to participate in this swap, please fill out this questionnaire and send to the organizer:

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? (YES/NO)
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Are you able to post pictures of what you receive in this swap?  (YES/NO)

What are your favorite carnivorous plant species, or characters?
What type of craft projects would you like to receive?
Are there any crafts you would NOT like to receive?
What type of craft projects are you able and willing to make for this swap?
Do you prefer real, realistic, imaginary, cartoony, etc. ?
What are your favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Do you have any allergies that pertain to this swap?(please consider your answer carefully, as it will limit who you can be partnered with)
Do you have any allergens in your home? (smoke, pets, etc.)
Do you have a wist or Pinterest board related to this swap? (if so, please include link)
Any other specifications, requests, or pertinent information that you would like to share with your swap partner?



La Chapa
The Raging Sloth

PARTNERS!  item sent,item received,swap completed

La Chapa <--> mrraawwrr
The Raging Sloth <--> artsycandice
whenindoubtsew <--> crazyda79
alwaysinmyroom<--> rockingbearranch
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90  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: July 19, 2014 08:34:41 AM
The sleepy kitty ornaments are adorable Grab a coffee!  I'll have to check out your Etsy page!  Wink

SO, I received my package from anna.wahnsinn, and it totally rocks!
First, she sent these super cute, super fun, juggling balls for my 4yr old son. (He's making out like a bandit from this swap!)

The colors look a little washed out as I used my phone to take this, but the fabric is lovely and vibrant.  I love the themes she chose too!

Next, she sent me this super duper awesome seed bead necklace!

It is so gorgeous, and I feel like Frida Kahlo wearing it!  My son was laughing at me, because I told him I felt like an Egyptian goddess, and then I proceeded to "walk like an Egyptian."  That phrase may be lost on the younger generation, not sure.  Now, I want one in every color! 

Thank you Anna.wahnsinn!  I love, love everthing!  Feel free to claim me for another necklace again, and again, and again, and again.  Haha!  Grin
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