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11  Re: STS Winter Market 2017 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 26, 2017 11:37:40 AM
Claimed by Mlsocci74...a trio of small zip pouches Cheesy  Thanks for the claim!

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12  Re: Jar of Whimsies Halloween 2017 (signup 9/22 - 9/28; send by 10/14 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by loves2experiment on: September 25, 2017 06:41:14 PM
While looking up a pattern for another knit project, I came across a pattern for tiny candy corn! 

Cute?  Or creepy? 
I didn't make the ones in the picture, but I think my version will have tiny smiles on them!
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13  Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 23, 2017 02:37:56 PM
Abandoned two more of sheepBlue's whimsical creations on Friday Smiley

First stop of the day was at a local heroes memorial just off main street.  I placed it on one of the surrounding benches.
Sorry for the hastily snapped pictures.  I was planning to take a couple more when two police cruisers pulled up to check in on a group of unruly youth who were yelling expletives and trying to start a fight behind the memorial Tongue  I didn't think it was a good idea to stick around... 

The second drop off was at a slightly off beaten path behind the local library.  It was an interesting spot because while there is some foot traffic, it is not usually accessed unless one was taking a short cut.  I nestled it between some branches on a low tree.  There were a few squirrels around the area and I'm pretty sure they were itching to check out the new addition to their neighbourhood when I left Wink

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14  Two Wristlets for Fall 2017 in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by loves2experiment on: September 22, 2017 03:30:08 AM
Instead of lugging a purse, sometimes all I really need is my phone, ID, cash and favourite tube of lip balm Roll Eyes
I've been searching for suitable wristlets to purchase...ones which are large enough to accommodate the size of my phone.
Nope, no luck.  On to Plan B! 
After digging through my stash of fabric scraps and drafting a couple of patterns, I came up with two wristlets.

The first one has a strap that is attached to a swivel hook.  The swivel hook clips onto the split key ring that is connected to the main body of the wristlet. 
In a pinch, I can remove the strap and throw the zip pouch into my regular purse.

The second one has a zip gusset in the back for my phone (for easy access). 
It is roomier than the first wristlet and can hold a few more items (if I need them). 

Thanks for checking them out Cheesy

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15  Jar of Whimsies Halloween 2017 (signup 9/22 - 9/28; send by 10/14) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by loves2experiment on: September 22, 2017 03:02:55 AM

GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453392.0

Swap name: Jar of Whimsies Halloween 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 9/22 (Friday) to 9/28 (Thursday)...or until swap has 24 participants
Date to send item by: 10/14/2017 (Saturday)

Limited to a certain number of people? 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
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 a tracking number is required for this swap: Yes
 - If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

This is a swap where you will fill a container (glass, plastic, wood, cardboard/paper, metal, fabric, whatever your heart desires Cheesy) with little trinkets, bits, and baubles you think your partner will love.  The more creative the better!
Requirements are as follows:

1. A decorated container filled with approximately 2 cups / 1 pint (by volume) of whimsies.
2. A minimum of 1 small crafted whimsy (if you're feeling extra crafty and wish to make and send more crafted whimsies, that's okay too!!).
3. The majority of items in the container should be Halloween themed or be of Halloween colors (black/orange/red/white/purple/green).  
    It's okay to include some non-Halloween items you think your partner would like, but let's try to send a bunch of Halloween goodies Smiley
Note: Extras (i.e. things outside the container) are optional - discuss with your partner.

If you need inspiration, check out the galleries for previous rounds of Jar of Whimsies swaps:
Round 12: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422637.0
Round 11: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410210.0
Round 10: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392430.0

If you want to participate, information to send to swap organizer (that would be me, loves2experiment Wink):

Name of swap: Jar of Whimsies Halloween 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)

Favourite Halloween color(s)?
Favourite Halloween motif(s)?
What crafts do you do?
Do you have a pinterest account, website, etc?
Is there anything that you would absolutely love to see in your container?
Please list anything you would prefer NOT to receive (includes allergies, religious symbol preferences, etc.):
Do you have any allergens in your home? (dogs, cats, cigarette smoke):
Anything else you want your partner to know:

Disclaimer: By signing up for this swap, you agree to get a tracking number as per Craftster swap rules (or a receipt for international mailing) and PM it to the organizer and your partner.  You also agree to maintain good communication within the thread and with your organizer and swap partner.

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

1. Witchhippie
2. RaraAvis
3. SonjaBoo
4. Rosie1981
5. thanate
6. loves2experiment

* = needs to post in swap thread

Witchhippie   <--->   SonjaBoo
RaraAvis   <----->   thanate
Rosie1981   <----->   loves2experiment

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16  Re: STS Winter Market 2017 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 21, 2017 10:12:49 PM
noooitaremybirthday, thanks for the claims Cheesy



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17  Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 18, 2017 02:10:12 PM
And I've heard from 2 wee monster finders!!

Hi there -

I work at Edward Jones in Ann Arbor and we have a fairy door where your kindness Monster appeared last week. He is so cute!

I took him with me to an orchard in Fenton and left him for someone to find. Let me know if they write you!

Kindly yours

 ~Deidra S.

So stoked that she opted to abandon the kindness monster for someone else to find!  She even included a picture!

And the second finder...

Hello my name is Renae, how are you? I'm sending this email to let you know I've found your abandonment and lovely note. Thank you I really appreciate it and this definitely made my day! Smiley

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18  Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 18, 2017 01:53:03 PM
sheepBlue, you've chosen some amazing places to abandon the wee monsters...thanks for putting so much care and thought in placing them Smiley
And I love your latest faux taxidermy piece!  The parasol holding beverage sipping bun bun on a tiger's tush just makes sense Cheesy

Total slacker here, but I abandoned a second piece of your whimsical taxidermy last weekend.
I chose a local art plaza with fountains and steel sculptures by Claudia Fitch (a visual artist that is based in Seattle...just for you, sheepBlue Wink). 
"The Arts Plaza's public art, Fine Tuned Tulle, is the inspiration of Seattle artist Claudia Fitch. Each pillar represents one of the four aspects of art visual art, music, literature and dance. Visually, the pillars resemble a paint brush, trumpet, fountain pen and tutu." per the art plaza reservation site.
So yes, art on art Cheesy
Can you see it? 

Here's the close-up!
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19  Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 14, 2017 05:41:56 PM
Finally ventured outdoors today and I had plans to abandon a couple of sheepBlue's whimsical artwork Smiley

First stop, a pedestrian overhead crosswalk.  I figured if someone took the time to do the right thing, he/she will chance upon something awesome Cheesy
I opted to place the piece on the railing between the landing and the bridge (yay for magnets!).  It probably wouldn't have been good to place it on the bridge railing (in case it dislodges and hits a car) Tongue

No luck on my 2nd drop off location.  I wanted to find a spot in the local skate park but had to abort my covert mission.  A boisterous group of skaters showed up and I had to look like I was just checking out the area (yeah, it was obvious I didn't belong). 

Gonna try again tomorrow!  1 down, 4 to go!
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20  STS Winter Market 2017 - reserved for loves2experiment in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by loves2experiment on: September 10, 2017 10:23:34 AM
loves2experiment's  shop    

All items (excluding supplies) are handcrafted by me in a non-smoking, pet-free household. Cheesy

Choice of "VINTAGE", "HOUSE", or "SHEEP".
Approximately 4.5 by 6.  Cotton fabric exterior and lining.

Approximately 5.5 by 7.  Cotton fabric exterior and lining.
Optional personalized tag (up to 8 characters).

Approximately 9.5 by 4.5 with recessed zipper.  Cotton fabric exterior and lining.

Approximately 7.5 by 4.5.  Cotton fabric exterior and lining.  Beaded zipper pull.

Approximately 8 by 8.  Cotton fabric exterior and lining.

SMALL SNAP BAG  0.5 point
Self-closing snap open pouch.  Approximately 5 by 5.  Cotton fabric exterior and lining.

Set of three sachets, each one filled with dried lavender buds.  Linen and cotton fabric.  
Non-edible, for decorative purposes.  US only, please.

Made with black baroque freshwater pearls.  Overall length is approximately 7.5".

PANTA #1  1 point
Approximately 19" circumference (unstretched) and 5" at widest point.

Fiber is hand dyed domestic wool.  Approximately 103 g / 3.6 oz.

Set of 6 note cards with matching envelopes.  Made with coloring pages and cardstock.

Set of 6 note cards with matching envelopes.  Made with coloring pages and cardstock.

claims from my shop:
send by sep 28
loves2experiment to noooitaremybirthday - cartography medium zip pouch - (1)
loves2experiment to noooitaremybirthday - green leaf cowl - (2)

send by oct 3
loves2experiment to Mlsocci74 - small zip pouch asian - (1)
loves2experiment to Mlsocci74 - small zip pouch aloha - (1)
loves2experiment to Mlsocci74 - small zip pouch paisley - (1)

send by oct 7
loves2experiment to calluna - panta #2 - (1)
send by oct 29
loves2experiment to kayrun - small paisley pouch - (1)

claims i've made:
send by sep 27
noooitaremybirthday to loves2experiment - ceramic ornament #8 + set of 4 witch bookmarks text background - (1)
noooitaremybirthday to loves2experiment - flat rate envelope of random paper/ephemera - (1)

send by oct 5
Mlsocci74 to loves2experiment - wax seal kit - (1)
RaraAvis to loves2experiment - arrow tote - (1)
spikefan to loves2experiment - mushroom manatee - (1)
send by oct 6
Watsonc7 to loves2experiment - fat quarters #7, #7, #8 & #9 - (1)
send by oct 7
alteredmommy to loves2experiment - abstract landscape #1 - (2)

started: 3
current: 3
pending: 0
total: 3

wish list:
original artwork
stocking stuffers
random craft supplies
handmade items for a 14 yo technophile & an 11 yo girly girl

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