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1  Re: Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: September 22, 2017 04:34:30 PM
I am so disappointed that my package for TheArtsyRaven has not arrived to her house. The USPS website says the package is in Norway, but where, oh where is it?

Here is the JJ-Style bunny doll I made. I didn't come up with a name while I was sewing  - which I usually do - but looking at the photos today I'm thinking Quentin.



The back side:



And some of my handmade books as extras.


I really, really, reeeeeeeeeally hope it arrives one day. I am finishing up a second critter that I hope to mail out tomorrow.
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2  Re: 4x6 Mid-Summer Art 2017 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: August 11, 2017 01:46:12 PM
I received this fun(ny) mixed media canvas from geekgirl1000100.



It has book text, doilies, paint, texture paste, metallic paint and text - all of my favorite things. Plus my older sister says this to my younger sister and me all the time!

Thanks so much!
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3  Re: 4x6 Mid-Summer Art 2017 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: August 10, 2017 12:52:55 PM
And I received a dapper gentlebunny named Reginald

! Thank you Valerie - I'm a big fan of your work!

And happy to report that I now have a new fancy mailbox at my apartment and I am hopeful this signals an end to my postal frustrations of the last few weeks!
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4  Re: Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: August 08, 2017 03:23:41 PM
I received all the way from Norway yesterday - pretty fast delivery and the envelope wasn't so big but there was so much inside!

One package said "Open First" and it was full of all the bits Codruta used to make the doll - except the candy.



Buttons, pipe cleaners, fabrics and ribbons and some glass beads and the lace is from her wedding dress!

And please meet Mr. Beesknees Bee!



I often put animal/human hybrid or insect/human hybrid as one of my themes. And this little guy totally fills the bill.

Look at the all of the beads and sequins she used to make the eyes!



And I love his jacket and the bee stripes on his body!



And the legs! Love the beads and buttons on his legs!



I'm so happy that you did what you do and that I am the lucky recipient of this cool and unique doll. Whoo hoo!
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5  Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: July 31, 2017 04:33:47 PM


Junker Jane Style Doll made for me by sullengal in 2013

Discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452713.0

audio >><< Ludi
craftylittlemonkey IS AN ANGEL!!! >><< Ludi
Ludi 08/10/17  >><< audio
cmarion3 08/14/17 >><< pottermouth
pottermouth 08/08/17 >><< cmarion3
JS 08/18/17 >><< Sharalee
Sharalee 08/18/17 >><< JS
Sarasmile 08/02/17 >><< whatthepuck
whatthepuck 08/18/17 >><< Sarasmile
TheArtsyRaven 07/29/17 >><< Smmarrt
Smmarrt 08/21/17 >><< TheArtsyRaven

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - Feedback given

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6  More Junk Journals made from Nancy Drew books in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Smmarrt on: July 24, 2017 03:49:17 PM
The first in a series of 5 or 6 junk journals I'm making and giving away (some are surprises and some are requests) using Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. I do collect these but I like the non-shiny covers - 1965 I think? Anyway, these were free or about to be recycled so I rescued them.




For a friend, Jana, who is going through some stuff....



The inside is covered in fabric after I reinforced the spine with sticky-back canvas.

And the pages are the usual - security envelopes, scrapbook scraps, card stock, vintage book pages, et cetera.









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7  Flow-ish Journal in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Smmarrt on: July 24, 2017 03:45:01 PM
Another journal, another post and as always, starring my left pointer finger. Seriously, can a sister get a binder clip?

This is a Flow-ish journal - inspired by Flow magazine. It is a Dutch magazine (printed in English, too!) that is crafty, house-y, and life-style-y. They also print a Flow for Paper Lovers - a thick book with all kinds of goodies that you are encouraged to rip out and use in your own projects. This has inspired folks to make these for their crafty friends so here is the first one I have made.

The cover should be a repurposed item - I used a a cookie box. I painted the plain side of the box and kept the printed side as is.





The pages are not bound in - I used file bands - aka giant rubber bands. You fill it with everything we use in the junk journals - all kinds of paper. The receiver can pull out stuff to use. Similar to the paper destash swaps - this is just a different delivery system.



Some random pages:



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8  Re: Junk Journal-along 2017 - Let's keep on making books! in Craftalongs by Smmarrt on: July 21, 2017 04:03:28 PM
Another journal, another post and as always, starring my left pointer finger. Seriously, can a sister get a binder clip?

This is a Flow-ish journal - inspired by Flow magazine. It is a Dutch magazine (printed in English, too!) that is crafty, house-y, and life-style-y. They also print a Flow for Paper Lovers - a thick book with all kinds of goodies that you are encouraged to rip out and use in your own projects. This has inspired folks to make these for their crafty friends so here is the first one I have made.

The cover should be a repurposed item - I used a a cookie box. I painted the plain side of the box and kept the printed side as is.





The pages are not bound in - I used file bands (as discussed on page 2 or 3 of this thread). You fill it with everything we use in the junk journals - all kinds of paper. The receiver can pull out stuff to use. Similar to the paper destash swaps = this is just a prettier way of exchanging stuff.



Some random pages:



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9  Re: Junk Journal-along 2017 - Let's keep on making books! in Craftalongs by Smmarrt on: July 10, 2017 12:13:53 PM
The first in a series of 5 or 6 junk journals I'm making and giving away (some are surprises and some are requests) using Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. I do collect these but I like the non-shiny covers - 1965 I think? Anyway, these were free or about to be recycled so I rescued them.




For a friend, Jana, who is going through some stuff....



The inside is covered in fabric after I reinforced the spine with sticky-back canvas.

And the pages are the usual - security envelopes, scrapbook scraps, card stock, vintage book pages, et cetera.











I'm sending if off today! Now to finish mom's request and my coworker's!
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10  Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 ***Sendout Aug. 16 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Smmarrt on: July 06, 2017 01:01:09 PM


Junker Jane Style Doll made for me by sullengal in 2013

GALLERY - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452861.0

Swap name:Junker Jane-syle Dolls - July 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 07/06/17 - 07/16/17
Date to send item by: 08/16/17

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

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

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

Details of swap: This is the fourth (I think) Junker Jane-style doll swap. Who is Junker Jane? She is a Portland-based artist - more info here:
http://junkerjane.com

You make a doll based on your partner's preferences - the fun thing about these dolls is that the wide range of fabrics and embellishments you can use. In past swaps, swappers made cats, snakes, an octopus and other creatures and critters with many types of fabric and lace, stain, painting and found objects. Some folks prefer the grungy look while others have used bright and colorful fabrics. It is artist's choice ultimately but there is so much freedom to making these dolls.

Not a doll maker? That's okay, too. The limbs are often attached externally and the sewing can be sketchy and uneven, which adds to the charm of these creations.

For international partners (if we have some) - It is okay to send doll UNSTUFFED to save on postage. I know that postal rates in the US are high so this will help with postage.

Look here for some more ideas:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Tatadolls
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewZany

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417704.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418797.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417445.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423981.0#axzz2ZBBTDwX8

...

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Junker Jane-style Dolls - July 2017
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: (YES/NO)

Can you take digital photos and post them?
Will you try to check in/on the discussion thread once a week?
Do you include extras?
Do you like to receive extras?
Will you communicate with your partner about extra dolls/supplies before sending?

List 5 - 8 themes for your doll:

Do you prefer bright & bold fabrics or a more grungy style?

Any colors you prefer?
Any colors that shouldn't be used?
Any elements/fabric that should not be used in your doll? (fur/fake fur/leather/feathers)
Any allergies? (pets/smoke/fur)
Any allergens in your house? (pets/smoke/fur)

Links to Pinterest or other site:

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?


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


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