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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13 on: November 27, 2013 03:33:53 PM
So............I unwrapped, snapped (pics), rewrapped, packaged and am sneaking out of the office early and headed to the post office!  So excited to ship!  Woot, woot!  Sadly, I had hoped to ship at the beginning of the month...................yeah, well...........that's kind of the way the last few weeks have gone for me!  :-)  And, I'm happy to report that I received a lovely package in the mail from the wonderful maxxev!  It's killing me to stare at it - so I put it in a closet!  I swear - post from there to here is faster than from here to there - can't believe how quickly her package got here!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 Gallery on: November 12, 2013 05:27:41 PM
Totally in awe of Averia's screen printing skills - even if she doesn't understand how important it is that a new baby be raised up properly - sporting the proper colors!    Grin  Seriously, though, texscrapper did an amazing job and it's killing me to wait until the shower to give it to them! 

So glad it arrived safely, watsonc7!  Hubby usually wraps up my glass for safe delivery, but I did this one all by my own self!  Quite proud, and surprised, that it made it all in one piece!  And I love, love, love that Riley Blake line!  Hope to see some of your goodies made from it!
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13 on: November 12, 2013 05:10:40 PM
Anyone else starting to feel the pressure?   Grin  Someday I'll learn when to just leave well enough alone and stop 'tweaking' each little thing to death! 
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Secret Santa Swap 2013 SU CLOSED SO Nov 15-21** on: November 12, 2013 05:09:02 PM
I also love using fabric as wrapping paper!  All my crafty friends get their gifts from me wrapped in fat quarters. 
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Big Glass Bowls! on: November 11, 2013 04:07:43 PM
How fun!  I admire your moxie for tackling such large pieces!  I'm especially fond of the green piece - is that a "pressed" piece?  It has such an amazing water color feel to it!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: MINI 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2013 -- Send Outs 11/27/13 on: November 08, 2013 08:57:38 PM
Woot, woot............way to go Onyxnox!   I had hoped to have shipped last weekend - didn't happen.  IRL things have been a bit crazy and I just realized that as much time as I spend thinking about and working on this swap, I seem to have forgotten to post in the thread lately!  So while catching up on the thread I had a major 'doh' moment several posts back - while reading someone's post I had the awfully embarrassing realization that I did not take pictures of any of the items I've already wrapped and packaged up!  Oooooops................guess who gets to open presents this weekend?  LOL
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 Gallery on: November 01, 2013 09:59:40 PM
Another amazing watsonc7 package!  How much fun is that loot!?  Love those super hero masks - my twenty year old would probably still wear them!  Sew cute wall art!  :-)

I received a timely package from the talented texscrapper yesterday!  Our beloved Boston Red Sox won the World Series in six on Wednesday evening, and we were still riding high when these lovely goodies arrived Thursday afternoon:

Isn't that the most adorable onesie ever???  (Okay, so I'm a bit prejudiced!) And how cool is that burp cloth - backed with adorable baseball fabric!?

Homerun, texscrapper!  Thank you so much!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 on: October 27, 2013 02:40:22 PM
I claim watsonc7 for a fused glass table piece as discussed.  This is my 3rd claim this round.  3,0,2)

Hi, all!  Im Tracy from Idaho, USA.  Thank you in advance to whoever chooses to claim me.  My hubby and I have two college-aged boys and live with three furry family members a 17 year old Australian Shepherd, a 13 year old Sheltie, and the spoiled rotten baby-dog a sixish year old mini Aussie.  We are a non-smoking home.  We have no allergies though I might as well have a vegetable allergy.  Our boys both go to Boise State, so they are close by and often come home for weekend projects and dinners.  The oldest is currently restoring a 1980 Jeep CJ5 and the younger one races Mini Stocks at the local circle track so there are always projects to be worked on.  We own a trucking company and are huge Boston sports fans so vintage jeeps, Peterbilt trucks, Red Sox, Bruins, and the Patriots are all great unconventional theme ideas.

I am partial to neutrals and rustic dcor, though a splash of happy color is always a welcome addition to any room.  I prefer fun functional items over knick knacks.  I am an organization junkie.   I prefer fresh, clean scents like mint and citrus to soft floral scents.  Im partial to silver over gold when it comes to jewelry.  I mostly work with fused glass, though I am learning to be better friends with my sewing machine and I love to learn new things currently grabbing my attention are metal stamping and soap making.  
I also have a list going over on the Ongoing Holiday List Swap, so feel free to check that out, too!

Crafted Items:

1.   This larger crocheted cord bowl is awesome love the neutrals!  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050638335865/
2.     Absolutely LOVE this travel iron mat/tote:  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050639720042/
3.     Burlap tree garland for an 8' tree: http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050639708710/
4.     GORGEOUS stirrup socks, knit, I think?  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050639694703/
5.   I think I saw someone else had the same wishbut I would love to have a go at making this for my newlywed brother and sister-in-law for their 1st anniversary in August.  The heart, embroidered with Tommy loves Megan would be an AWESOME claim.  http://pinterest.com/tracyinboise/things-i-d-like-to-make/
6.   These ticket stub holders are awesome would love to eventually have three one for us and one for each of my boys to preserve all those family trip memories: http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050638558630/  Got one from the amazing pjr107 in the FOC Secret Swap, still working on the others!
7.   Until I learn to make it myself, Id love some homemade eucalyptus/minty or honey soaps - cold or hot process!
8.     Adore this handy half apron:  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050638790079/  Got an amazing version from pjr107 in the FOC secret swap, but I love it SO very much, I'd like to have one for my home studio, and one to keep at the teaching studio I frequently go to!
9.     Cargo scarf in Boise State Blue and Orange or a neutral colorway:  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050638869939/
10.   Reversible apron in fun prints:  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050639037474/
11.   Do you have a go-to baby gift you love to make?  My baby brother is having a baby - gender not yet known!  It's a boy!!!
12.   Fun fingerless gloves similar to these - stripes not necessary:  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050639557125/ Thanks to Annchen, have one beautiful pair, but more are welcome!
13.   Flip back mittens like these:  http://pinterest.com/pin/294071050639698632/
14.   THIS knit baby hat!  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/294071050639895639/
15.   THIS screen printed onsie!  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/294071050639895635/
16.   Taggie or floor blankie similar to this:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/294071050639895634/


Sock Monkeys - boy or girl themed.
Amigurumi unicorns
Some of those microwave bowl holders
Can anyone make reversible bow ties?
Snowman decor - any medium.
Something inspired by my Pinterest
Crochet or knit hat/booties for a newborn baby boy
Crochet or knit scarf in a neutral palette

1.   Currently collecting genuine bottle caps not too bent would be perfect
2.   Medium sized driftwood scraps
3.   Jewelry findings - prefer silver and copper, always need bails!
4.   Soap making materials: molds, cutters, additives, etc.  Used is perfect!
5.   Copper or silver jewelry wire
7.   Metal and/or Crystal rivets for stamped/riveted jewelry pieces
8.     Smooth stones
9.   Small drawstring pouches
10.   Silver Spoons prefer vintage or baby
11.   Ring bending pliers used is perfect!
12.    Vinyl scraps for use in a Silhouette Cameo
13.    Unique good quality stamping blanks - copper or silver
14.    Rings with stamping blanks
15.    Wax seals, like this alphabet set:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/73935525/wax-seal-stamp-set-modern-design?utm_source=googleproduct&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=GPS  or decorative seals, and used would be loved!

Have any of these that you no longer love?  I'll give them a good home!

~ Nylon jawed jewelry pliers
~ Wire looping pliers
~ Texture hammers
~ Quilt patterns books - quilts/bags/gifty item patterns
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Secret Santa Swap 2013 SU CLOSED SO Nov 15-21** on: October 27, 2013 01:27:44 PM
Oh my - you just described me to a T!  The stash just keeps growing and growing......... ;-)

I'm still mulling over ideas for this swap - probably means the stash will continue to grow! 
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 Gallery on: October 25, 2013 12:43:33 PM
Love the TM patches..............and adore the mug rugs, that cookie is tooo cute!  Awesome Grumpy Cat, but the most amazing new post of all is that perfect little person!  What a beautiful baby!  Congratulations!
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