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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Verb Swap #2?? on: September 10, 2007 07:14:25 PM
Would anyone be interested in doing another verb swap?  I was in the first one, it was a lot of fun!

The first discussion is here:

The original swap thread is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113568.0

and the gallery is here:

basically you pick a verb and then your partner crafts things for you based on that verb.
The original craftster who suggested the idea, Carliegirl, gave these examples:
  a pair of wings, a bird design t-shirt, a kite, something with an angel on it, a paper airplane kit....etc.
  something modge-podged with sheet music, bird stationery, a knitted "throat warmer," a microphone pincushion....etc.
  a recipe for "Hoppin' John," a pogo stick t-shirt, a handmade jump rope, something with a pair of jumper cables on it, a grasshopper ring....etc.

I think I'd be up for my first endeavor into organizing for this one.
Anyone interested?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / I needed a new skirt on: August 11, 2007 08:16:25 PM
Okay, I admit that I rarely post on this board, I spend 95% of my time of craftster hanging out on the swap boards, but that's okay.

I made myself a new skirt tonight.

It's my first time putting in a zipper and button!

YAY it works!! 
I got the fabric over a year ago in a lot I bought off LJ simply for ONE of the fabrics in it.  I've given away a lot of the other fabrics, but I loved this denim, and couldn't stand to part with it, but I didn't know what to do with the small piece I had.  Too big for a pillow.  Not enough for clothing.  Didn't match the living room. Not the right dimensions for a bag. etc.
This afternoon it caught my eye when i was working on something else, and I thought "ooooh that'd be a cute skirt!" So I pulled it down and discovered there was just enough for the front of a skirt. (Since I recently lost 15 lbs.) So I rummaged through my stash and found some denim that matched perfectly for the back.
And Voila!  New skirt!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Spot colored photo on: May 13, 2007 04:40:09 PM
I decided to give spot coloring a try after watching the thread in the wedding board  for a while...

I can't decide which one I like better... opinions?

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / KiwiMonkey's Gallery of SuperHero ATCs UPDATE 4/26!! on: April 24, 2007 12:40:40 AM
While procrastinating tonight I discovered OY's Alex Ross imitation (and I use that word completely non-negatively). 
Her post inspired me to do some SuperHero themed ATCs myself. 
Granted, mine are no where as good as hers, but I like them anyway.
None of them are as splotchy as they came out in the scans. And the Flash card is gold and shiny Smiley

Green Lantern                            Flash

SuperMan                               Batman
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Engagment Party Help! on: February 24, 2007 06:20:37 PM
So two of my really good firends just got engaged.  They're not getting married for 2+ years, but that doesn't matter! 
I sort-of suggested an engagement party, and now it seems that I'm in charge of throwing them one.
We're all college students, so money is a bit limited, but if I'm going to throw them a party, I'd like to throw them a semi-classy party (i.e. no red-plastic cups, and no beer-pong Wink)
I'm thinking for invitations I'll use a really cute picture I have of the two of them as the cover with a "we're engaged!" type of message.
Other than that, I'm kind of at a loss for inspiration for a theme, decorations etc.  Anyone have any ideas what we could do that'd be at least a little bit classy and adult without being stuffy?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Coat/Jacket questions on: February 21, 2007 01:45:47 PM
I'm looking for a good larger sized pattern for a coat.  I like the trench-coat variety, and ones that are about finger-tip/mid thigh length look best on me, with knee-length a close second.
This is the best example picture I could find

Do any of you know of a pattern similar to this?

Also, related, but separate...
Does anyone know where I can find water-resistant type material to make this coat out of?  I'd like to be able to wear it in the spring and fall when it's drizzly here.  Not pouring down rain necessarily, but at least water repellent enough that I don't have to worry about getting soaked when I have to run to car when an afternoon shower blows up.

Thanks! for your guidance and help!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Coat Pattern on: February 01, 2007 10:37:53 PM
It's not quite that time yet, but it'll soon be here.  You know, when all the winter materials go on sale! YAY!
So, in preparation for that, I'm looking for a good plus-sized pattern for a coat.  I like the trench-coat variety, and ones that are about finger-tip/mid thigh length look best on me, with knee-length a close second.
This is the best example picture I could find

Do any of you know of a pattern similar to this?
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Digital collage on: October 05, 2006 11:28:11 AM
inspired by this

I decided to post a picture of a collage I made of my parents for their wedding anniversary last year.  I took a lot of old photos of them when they were dating, their wedding pictures etc, scanned them and then collaged them.  They really liked it.  Espically since they don't have many old pictures since our house burned several years ago.  It took SO much time to find old pics of the two of them.  Lots of trips to both grandparents' houses, trips and phone calls to Aunts/Uncles etc.  But it was lots of fun.  I'm really porud of it. There's only one little spot that I don't like, but I'm not pointing it out because then that's all you'll see when you look at it too.  Wink

yes it's big, and yes the quality is poor.  GRRR photobucket.  Angry
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Picture Posting/Bandwidth Question on: August 26, 2006 04:40:55 PM
ok I have a question.  I should know the answer to this (since I'm a computer science minor), but I don't  Undecided

Does posting picutres NOT hosted on craftster's picture hosting affect craftster's bandwidth?

For example, in the "post your mess then clean it up" thread I posted an animated image of clap as a sort of "funny" to one of the craftster who'd cleaned up their craft area.  After the first one, it sort of became a running thing, anyone who posts before and after shot of a once-mess-now-clean craft room, gets a clap.  Let me tell ya, those girls are crazy about the clap over there!! Wink
Anyway, does me posting those image affect the bandwidth of craftster?

(and I know that four or five images won't really affect the bandwidth of a site this huge, but it's just an example. But you get my point.) Smiley

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lefty Knitting?? on: August 06, 2006 10:50:27 AM
Alright so here's my deal.
I've got this STRONG desire to learn a fiber art.
I've been trying to learn crochet.... well pretty much all my life.  And I just can't get it. Something about being a lefty I guess. I'm a visual person, and I cannot for the life of me see what I'm supposed to do with crochet.
I've also noticed that a lot of other lefties have problems learning crochet.

I was just wondering if it was any easier for a lefty to learn knitting?
I'd love to hear from any southpaws out there who've tried both. Or anyone else who has an opinion Smiley
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