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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Law & Order Swap Round 3 Cancelled due to lack of interest on: July 24, 2008 01:49:03 AM
Swap name: Law & Order Swap Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: JenSquared
Sign-up date range:Thursday July 24th 2008-Friday August 8th 2008
Date to send item by: Saturday, August 30th 2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a
Age requirement? 17+

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

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 17 years old: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is for all those who love one or all of the Law & Orders. This includes but is not limited to the Original Law & Order, Law & Order:SVU, Law & Order:Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, as well as the Law & Order movies.  We will be sending 1 medium and 2 little crafts.

There has been a bit of confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item.  So here's a handy dandy guide.  This is not totally set in stone, but is a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost:

By Time
-Big = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Little = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Big = 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
-Little = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Big = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Little= $10 or less

Remember, the important thing is that you and your partner agree.

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

Name of swap: Law & Order Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Confirm that are at least 17 years old (yes/no)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Who's your favorite L&O Character?
What's your favorite L&O Series?
Can you take photos and post them in the gallery?:
Do you have any allergies or sensitivities?
Do you smoke or own pets?
What kind of items would you like to craft?:
Is there anything specific you would like to receive? (Please include sizes for clothing, and preferred jewellery lengths):
Is there anything you would not like to receive?:
Favorite colours, motifs, and/or patterns?:
Least favorite colours, motifs and/or patterns?:
Do you have a Wist/Blog/Ravlery Account (anything stalkable)?
Any Characters/anything else you can't stand?:
Anything else you would like your partner or organizer to know?

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

1. JenSquared
2. Kurtzie

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Flowergirl Wedding Jewelry on: July 08, 2008 11:12:21 PM
I got a call a month or so ago from a frantic bride. She could not find children's jewelry that she liked for her flowergirls. Since I was a bridesmaid...I said I will fix it. She had three flower girls that were quite young and one Jr. Bridesmaid that needed a bracelet and necklace done up in pearls. This is what I came up with.

Flower girl necklaces

close up

Flower girl Bracelets

close up

Jr. Bridesmaid Necklace

Jr. Bridesmaid Bracelet

Thanks for looking.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Office Chair Make Over on: July 08, 2008 10:38:09 PM
I got bored with my office chair, so I reupholstered it. I have seen it done, but never done an office chair. It was more complicated than I expected, but I think it still turned out nice. I forgot to take a before picture, but it was just an ugly grey/black basic office chair. I redid it in a fabulous khaki linen weave and the back is a floral that is on a matching chair in my room.



Chair that I wanted it to match..."the very expensive dog chair" that it has become.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Army Diaper Bag with Detailed Pictures **IMG Heavy** on: July 08, 2008 09:36:22 PM
Let me start with...this is my first diaper bag.

Funky Diaper Bag made from parent's uniforms and patches. I used a ton of pockets from the uniforms, patches, and even one of the waist bands with loops. I used magnet closures to make it easier to open the bag and pockets.

Back of the Diaper Bag - I know my friend would want something she could just detach and take with her into the corner store without having to store it in the bag, so I made up this clutch and it has the ability to snap to the back of the diaper bag. Easy removal and attachment. I put the snaps on both sides of the clutch so it adds a little decorative touch.

Close up off back

Back without clutch

Clutch by itself

Side of diaper bag shows the additional pockets and the ends of the army utility belt we used as the strap. It can be worn like a messanger bag or a regular diaper bag.

Inside of diaper bag showing the waist band sewn around the top so that you can clip things to the loops. It also shows the fun inside lining fabric.

Inside of bag...I applied the iron on vinyl covering to all of the lining and the bottom of the bag

Pocket made to hold the changing pad I made to match

Changing Pad closed - I used the leg of the uniform and kept the pocket for storage. It just slides into the pocket made for it.

This shows the pocket from the changing pad -

Changing Pad partially open -

Pad all the way open -

Thank you for taking the time to look..I know I am a picture hog.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / This little piggie went to heaven on: July 07, 2008 10:02:56 PM
My sister in law has a little boy who she lost not long after his birth. She recently asked me to make something for his grave. The only request, was that it was a pig of some sort. That was her knick name for him. I had no idea what to do, but finally just started playing around with different materials I felt would work well outside. Here is what I came up with. The "K" was for his first name. My little Piggy angel:
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Nurse Hat Shirt on: July 07, 2008 09:58:01 PM
My partner is a nurse and one of her staff members had a birthday. I get the 11 p.m. the night before, "hey baby, xxxx's birthday is tomorrow, do you have anything we can give her?". The answer, no. Off to work I go, I had this black Shirt I had been wanting to do something with b/c it was too small for me. I decided it would fit her perfect and wanted to do something easy. I came up with this Vintage Nurse's Hat Applique"ish". I have never done one of these before, so once again...this is a first.

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Penny the Butterfly on: July 07, 2008 09:51:46 PM
A friend came to me with her little adorable puppy "penny" and asked for a costume for the Buda Weiner dog event a few months ago. We talked and I came up with this girlie outfit...
My first attempt at wings, but not too shabby. She kept trying to eat the "antennas" so we had to push those back a bit.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Stripper "uniform" skirt on: July 07, 2008 09:39:39 PM
so...what are best friends for if you can't get her to make you a stripper skirt.

My best friend comes to me and tells me that she knows what she wants to give her boyfriend for his birthday and she needs my help. She wants to do the little catholic school girl thing for a fun night in. My part? She needs the outfit. She had the shirt, I had the shoes and stockings, but she needed the skirt. She picked up some plaid fabric and within an hour we had this skirt. I was going to make it Velcro, but realized I was out. We used snaps instead, which I think the pearl snaps add a little touch. Smiley I did not want to spend a lot of time on the skirt, so I just used the salvage edge as the hem on the pleats. I would probably make it a tad shorter. Either way...another one for the books of crazy things we do for our friends.

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Vintage Army Themed Nursery ***PIC HEAVY*** on: July 07, 2008 01:34:35 AM
One of my best friends is in the reserves and her "baby daddy" is a soldier. This was her first baby and she is a single mother. When we found out that the baby was a boy...we decided to go army. Here is the completed room.

This is the entry into this small room. She specifically wanted this banner that shows that you have a family member in the military. I have never quilted before, so it definately could have been better. We used a real army net above the crib, and a mobile I made out of little army men. The bag on the end of the crib is a real army laundry bag. I guess that is what it is called. The crib was borrowed so we could not paint it.

Close up of the mobile

The room is small so we took off the door and added an army mosquito netting as a door cover that can be pulled down for privacy. The toy chest is an old foot locker that has been painted red on the inside to match the shelves. On the foot locker is the baby bag I made out of both parents old uniforms.

The bumper I made has a camo fabric on the outside, a khaki velvet piping and a sage microfiber inside. It is attached with yellow ribbons (a request from the mother).

The crib blanket I made to go with the bedding. It has several fabrics in the patchwork front and a blue chenille back.

This is the guest bed in the room and it has an army blanket for the coverlet and custom pillows. I made them out of random fabrics I had and leftovers from their uniforms. We found this great poster online and it went with the vintage army feel we were going for. The curtains are also out of the mosquito netting.

Changing table that was an old buffet/random table. It was a friend of ours, so we could only take the doors off, but not paint it. We took out all the random spaces and replaced them with stained crates. Long story on why one was painted. They were suppose to get stencils that said "Ammo" and "MRE" but we never made it there.  There is not a lot of storage in this room, so it was great to have those crates. We hung one small one on the wall to hold the cloth diapers I had given her from my previous baby business.  We also added these great Red Rugs that you can't really see to cover the tile floor.

Random details:

black hawk we found at toys r us.

nightlight made out of camo and the uniform buttons.

Close up of the pillows on the bed

close up of the diaper bag.

Thank you for looking. Comments welcome.

Thank you for your nice comments. The concerns you voiced are actually the ones we spoke about ourselves. The netting has been pulled up out of reach but we liked it better for the pictures. No worries there. The mobile is extremely secure. The mother is very paranoid about that, plus we plan on pulling it up the older he gets or using it in another part of the room. He is about two months old now and likes it for the time being. Funny fact about the mobile: I would not let any of the men hanging down point guns down. They either point up or had their guns cut off. I thought it was bad karma.

Thank you again for your concerns. I apologize for alarming any of you.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pride Swap? on: July 07, 2008 12:49:07 AM
Anyone up for a GLBT swap?
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