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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / "1000 Journals" swap...ongoing??? on: November 21, 2009 06:02:47 PM
I'm watching the documentary "1000 Journals" ... if you aren't familiar go here http://www.1000journals.com

Basically 1000 journals unleashed into the world for people to add their portion to and then pass it on.

I remember back in high school I tried soooo hard to get one of these journals and it never happened.

So, watching this I was thinking, why not start one? I was thinking I would pass one among my roomies and I (there are 6 of us) but then I thought about all you lovelies here.

I'm thinking something like an ongoing swap. We would start with a set basic list of people (whoever joins by such and such date) and in order to join you must have a blank journal ready to send.

Once sign ups are closed you are given an address where to send YOUR journal. Add the first entry and send away. Your address is also on that list, expect one soon.

I don't know exactly the flow of how it would work from there, but the idea is that you would get one of the journals, add some, send it along to some one else interested.

Also, people can join after the fact, they just have to throw a journal into the mix.

The idea is that when the journal you first sent out is full, it is returned to you. You get to keep it.

Besides the fuzzy logistics, what do you think?
2  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #45 - Super Ugly to Super Awesome Round 2 - Due Dec 1 - Dec 5 on: November 08, 2009 04:34:59 PM
Can I use my dumpster find that I have been working on instead of purchasing another item at a thrift store?

Curious about this as well...I recently purchased a bulk clothing haul (one car load of left over garage sale mystery clothing for $30 ) could I use something from this?
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: KISS!!! on: November 06, 2009 08:02:31 PM
Thanks All !
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / KISS!!! on: November 03, 2009 09:14:09 PM
Ok, although not terribly original, I think we did pretty good.

Everything but my boots (I'm the space man) Paul's jacket (Star child...his name is Paul in real life too  Grin ) and everyone's pants were made by hand. The pant's were all thrift stored.

We made their boots out of dollar store platform foam flip flops that we super glued together, and then screwed real shoes on top of (donated by each of them).

I just spray painted mine. PS...if you ever have to spray paint leather...use the good stuff or else it's sticky forever (learned the hard way...thank God my boots were done with Krilon!)

Gotta love the bottle cap studs!

See all that shiny stuff...yeah, that's dollar store car shade....

Makeup shots

Curious where we got all the leather?

The infamous dumpster couch found in our back alley that's where. I snuck out in the dead of night and gutted it. They all laughed at the time...who's laughing now


Sandee (The cat) did most of the sewing, with some help from me. I did most of the scavenging and found the awesome dollar store that had ever thing we needed, as well as some of the minor sewing. I also did a LOT of hot gluing (just ask the blisters on my fingers).  The boys worked with the power tools and spray paint.

They also were great about not whining too much as they played dress form.

Thanks for looking!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: little Ms. Kennedy on: October 28, 2009 01:49:47 AM
This makes me want to have children, so I can put them in outfits like this.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Oh. how she pickles my fancy!(quite a few pictures) on: October 04, 2009 11:55:09 AM
This reminds me of that part in 'Bad Santa'. Where the boy makes him a wooden pickle 'painted' with his blood from when accidently cut himself while making.

lol. Good movie.

Me too...that's the first thing I thought..."I made you a wooden pickle"
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Colours, colours, colours. What's best with red hair/blue eyes? on: October 04, 2009 11:01:32 AM
I think you would probably look great in the blue (forget the green!) my reasoning???

As a child I was absolutely OBSESSED with this dress. To this day I'm still mad A) I couldn't just wear it down the street for fun B) I'm not a red head.

Not that you have to wear this dress...but I really thing redheads in that bold blue is fantastic.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Elements Swap Round 2 Gallery of Elemental Glory on: September 22, 2009 08:38:07 PM
saxonsweetie outdid herself!

Her package came with a letter walking me through it...I'll share with you. (with my side comments like this)

"Hiya Sarah

Welcome to the inside of your swap package! First and foremost I would like to introduce you to your brand-new amigurumi family (how did she know I covet all types of amigurumi and am completely intimidated by making my own???)

The little green haired one is Kaj and he represents earth. He wears a little necklace made from jasper and amethyst, which is another special gift for you. We hope amethyst is your birthstone (it is it is!) Kaj's mother was a mandrake root (ahhh...Harry Potter reference :-) ) and his father was a voodoo doll...well that's what he tells people anyway.

The chubby little mermaid is Jori, and she is here for water. She is very shy and quiet, but a real great listener and always good for a teeny tiny hug. Her necklace is also a bracelet that she would love to share with you!

The little hothead is Blaze. He was very opinionated from the first stitch! (and it comes through in ALL of his photos...let me tell you) He insisted that fire elemental amigurumis are all marsupials because they MUST have a place to keep their lighters and matches (hence the little pouch with a lighter in it.) He says you can borrow his lighter anytime you want. How generous of him ;P (now to just shew my also Aquarius bf away from it Tongue)

Lastly, but not leastly is Zeru and he represents air. He insisted on giving you the biggest, nicest gift, and so you must be sure to thank him for the jar of whimsies. He was a big help in putting it all together. Zeru is the big brother of the group, and he is very protective over the others. He may not be the biggest, but he is certainly the smartest...and he will not hesitate to tell you." (That's how us "air people roll)

Here is the jar before ransackage.

Love the necklace!

This yarn is Sooooo soft...I can't wait to make something out of it...how did you know I like the softies?

I had to save the chicken from the clutches of my some day SIL! Mine hiss!

These too Hiss!

I cant get over how smooth these are. They might become a wind chime.

I LOVE gardening, and it's herb time in SoCal right now (it's too hot in the summer)...now I just have to find an empty space...were packed to the gills in our little back yard. I'll do it though!


In the famous words of that one dude from the movie bubble boy "Patches...I could use some stinkin patches!"

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fill a me stocking because my DH isn't so good at that sort of thing swap on: September 12, 2009 09:29:15 AM
I love this! I don't have a DH...I do have a D"boy I have played house with for 6 years" and he SUCKS at stuff like this. He's your typical go big or go home kind of guy, so the present front has been great...but it's not the same.

I think you should put on the questionare if partner and I want to swap stockings as well...because I don't have one.

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Elements Swap Round 2 Gallery of Elemental Glory on: September 09, 2009 09:42:48 PM
Ooooh action shot. I wanted to take one, but I didn't have my own candles. They look just as good as I hoped. The symbol on the water bottle is *supposed to be* the Chinese symbol for water. It's pretty close anyway. I'm glad you like your leaf pot as well. In my opinion, it's way better than the first one I posted here. After I made it I went and bought the materials to make myself one (final...I gave the first one to a friend)
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