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1  Re: Mid-Atlantic Meetup! October 26, 2019, Charles County Maryland in Maryland by underthemountain on: October 27, 2019 06:24:20 AM
We had a wonderful meetup yesterday!  Thank you calluna for being a wonderful hostess and organizer!  It was so great catching up!!!

Averia, ptarmic_wumpus, LadyBugsAndBumblebees, thanate and daughter, and calluna at calluna's home!!  We chatted, swapped goodies and went on a nice hike too.


fairy door


tour


tobacco


hike


National Colonial Farm at Piscataway National Park.  We toured the farm, kitchen, fields, and dyed wool!


cleaning wool


carding using hand combs


preparing the dye pot with poke berries


(I'm here and upside down, but my computer mouse is giving me trouble and I can't flip this image!  HELP please!)




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2  Re: Craftster Meetup 2020 - Aloha Hawaii! in UNITED STATES by underthemountain on: October 24, 2019 09:48:52 PM
Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you all know that I haven't forgotten about our trip and that we should be purchasing tickets and making hotel reservations soon.  I've been checking around and wanted to ask if you could you please weigh in on where you stand in regards to our lodging if you are 100% sure that you are coming with us in July?

Would you rather stay in a home together where we'll be in one spot like this:


=or=

have everyone rent their own room in Waikiki and find spaces to do crafting, etc. together?  

Mountain and Clouds has offered up her home as a meeting place and we can also sit on tables at the beach park to craft if we can't find a nice spot in the hotel.  

One of the reasons I'm asking is that many of us are planning extended visits and might get better deals on our own.  Another is that the homes are tiny by mainland standards.

Anyhow everyone please weigh in if you are coming.  I'm going to message both the yeses and the maybes just in case some of you changed your mind and are definitely coming.

Thanks!
Rox
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3  Re: Shake Your Groove Thing Geezer Swap, Round 8 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by underthemountain on: September 14, 2019 10:24:52 AM
Woohoo!  I received an AMAZING package from LeepFeetFirst!

LFF made us a lovely fishy hat!  We love it!


Then she continued the spoiling by making us an adorable Baby Groot who is happily living in Lana's room!


Finally she topped it off with yummy goats milk and olive oil soaps with organic lavender buds!  We can't wait to try these!


Can you believe these are all firsts for her?  

Action shot!

Thank you so much LFF for such a great package!  We LOVE it!!!
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4  Re: Collaborative bookmarks for charity in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by underthemountain on: July 28, 2019 03:47:00 PM
Wow!  These are even more lovely in person!



Thank you so much CLM!!!!!  Can't wait to share these with the kids in September!!  Smiley
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5  Re: Craft a Craftster Friend Doll Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by underthemountain on: July 26, 2019 07:25:15 PM
Prepare to be amazed!!!!  Look at what Averia made for me and all with a bum finger to boot!  mini-me dressed up as Kikaida! 


And if that weren't awesome enough she made me a change of clothes with the logo from Lana's club!


Along with some cute extras!  I don't know if she knows that I keep a detailed planner with all of our events and activities.  The stickers are extra kawaii!


Thanks for being an amazing partner and friend Ave!
Rox
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6  Re: Shake Your Groove Thing Geezer Swap, Round 8 SIGNUPS CLOSED; SENDOUTS Aug31 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by underthemountain on: July 20, 2019 06:38:18 AM
Orange and blue are best friends aren't they?  Difference Makers' logo is blue so when I was designing Small Things Matter's logo I made it orange.
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7  Decorating tile coasters in Completed Projects by underthemountain on: July 15, 2019 07:56:58 AM
Small Things Matter worked with the K and 1st graders at Lunch and Learn to make these quick and fun tile coasters. 

We used oil based Sharpies to decorate 4" x 4" ceramic tiles.  We cleaned the tiles with alcohol to remove any grease to ensure proper adhesion of the paint to the tile.  After the kids decorated the tiles they were dried for 24 hours then baked at 350 degrees for 1 hour and left to cool.

Group shot


Artists hard at work



Happy campers!


The kids had a blast!  I think we'll try making alcohol tiles with them next summer!

Thanks for looking!
Rox
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8  Simple mosaic coasters in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by underthemountain on: July 15, 2019 07:49:43 AM
Hi all!
Each summer Small Things Matter hosts a few arts and craft classes for the Lunch and Learn Summer Program.  It is a camp for underprivileged kids that provides all day care as well as lunch.  The campers spend the morning studying and then have activities such as swimming and crafts in the afternoon. I got a donation of glass rounds and pieces that I thought the kids would have fun designing with.  We were originally going to be working with 3rd and 4th graders, but there was a mixup in the schedule and we ended up working with the 2nd and 5th graders.  

Group shot of some of the tiles


Kids hard at work designing


Proud camper


STM members!  Really proud of how kind and patient they were with the kids!


Thanks!
Roxanne
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9  Shake Your Groove Thing Geezer Swap, Round 8 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by underthemountain on: July 07, 2019 04:29:52 PM


Please post your pics here!   Wink

sent
received
sent and received
feedback left
late with communication
contact organizer

anna.wahnsinn>>kbrison>>Averia>>TAOJ>>calluna>>jemimah>>edelC>>Bugaboo1>>
Amfkinney>>jenleahlynn>LadybugsAndBumblebees>>craftADDchick>>imera>>LeapFeetFirst>>
underthemountain>>thanate>>anna.wahnsinn

key:
A>>B means that A is crafting for B
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10  Shake Your Groove Thing Geezer Swap, Round 8 SIGNUPS CLOSED; SENDOUTS SEPT 9 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by underthemountain on: June 01, 2019 12:19:31 PM


Swap name: Shake Your Grove Thing Geezer Swap, Round 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: underthemountain
Sign-up date range:  June 1 - June 15, 2019
Date to send item by:  August 31, 2019 extended till Monday, Sept 9


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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement?  30 years old or older before June 2019

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: NO
- 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 30 years old: YES/NO


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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 30 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap: (thanks to Dulcinea and Sevsonlygirl!)
This is a swap for the geezers.  The idea here is that we've all been crafting for eons, and are pretty good at what we do.

This is also a swap where there is a sizeable commitment, both for time, and resources.  We are going to be crafting one really big, really nice item for our partner.  If you cannot commit to the time or resources, please consider carefully before signing up for this swap.

You'll make up a list of 5-10 large things that you would love if someone made for you.  You'll also make up a list of 5-10 things that you're really good at, that you'd love to make for your fellow geezers.  And if you can make it from your stash, and reduce the stash, making room for more, NEW stash, so much the better.  

What's a large item, you ask?  generally, we're talking something that takes 3 or more hours, is large in physical size, or costs $30 or more in materials (or any combination of those).

You need to post to this thread, so that it comes up as unread replies if I have something to tell y'all.

I will not tolerate flakers.  We all will have 2.5 months to craft and send out.  That should be enough time.  A DC or Customs number is required, if available.  If you do not have a DC or Customs number, you MUST send me a scan of your postal receipt, showing that the package was sent out.

If you are a week late sending (after the sendout date), you will receive a temporary negative.  This will be changed back to In Progress upon proof of sending.

Please note: partners may be assigned in a chain to ensure finding the best partner for everyone!  For example: A crafts for B, B crafts for C, C crafts for A

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that you are 30 years old or older before Jun 2019 (yes/no)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country (If so you MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks.) Are you willing?
Do you promise to take pictures of the goodies you send/receive?

Here are the things I would love to death if someone made for me (don't forget to include color and size preferences, and link if an example or the pattern is out there on the web)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Which one would you want the most? (that's right, you have to pick one):

Here are the things I'm really really good at, and would love to make for my fellow geezers (don't forget to include link if an example or the pattern is out there on the web):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

URL of my Pinterest:
URL of my blog/website:

Relevant sizes for the things I'd love to receive:

Colors you like:

Colors you don't like:

Symbols/patterns you like:

Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Anything you do not want to receive:

Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?

Do you have pets?  What kinds? (allergy reasons)

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

Any other information you want to pass along - allergies, strong preferences, etc.

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 https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Here are links to the previous rounds:
Discussion Threads:
round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217022.0 (Dulcinea)
round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305081.0 (SevsOnlyGirl)
round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345358
round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383646.0
round 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408008
round 6: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437591
round 7: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451215

Galleries:
round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219680.0
round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311538.0
round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348957
round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387016.0
round 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408009.0
round 6: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438192.0
round 7: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451421.0


So excited to be starting another round after all these years!  Please jump in and join us!
Rox


Swappers:
1. underthemountain
2. Averia
3. Bugaboo1
4. LadybugsAndBumblebees
5. TAOJ
6. edelC
7. calluna
8. LeapFeetFirst
9. Amfkinney
10. jemimah
11. imera
12. thanate
13. craftADDchick
14. jenleahlynn
15. kbrison
16. anna.wahnsinn

Items wanted:
-pet artwork
-pillowslips/pillowcovers
-embroidery on tulle
-quilt
-wall art
-hood
-crocheted or knitted shawl
-christmas tree skirt
-hot plates, oven mitts, towels with trim
-embroidered nesting fabric bins
-hexagonal sewing box
-embroidered couch pillow
-blue and white Christmas stuff
-structured and padded computer bag
-embroidered bug
-A large pocketbook with short handles
-personalized journal
-A bag to hold my yarn, scissors, and crochet hook
-A set of double sided cloth placemats

Craft offferings:
-Jewelry in many different media types
-Paper crafts; origami, paper mache art, papercutting, bookbinding, etc
-Paintings
-Dolls and miniatures
-Embroidery
-decorative crafts
-bookbinding/ art journals
-painting/drawing
-stencilling
-lap quilt, wall art, table runner
-Embroidered bags, couch cusions, wall art
-Sewn bag, purse, pouch, wallet
-baby things quilted blanket, embroidered whatever, felt & fabric busy book.
-Mug rug sets or placemat sets that combine quilting and embroidery.
-crocheting, pretty much anything
-Tunisian crochet (looks like knitting acts like crochet)
-spinning yarn
-weaving
-knitting socks, mitts, hats, childrens sweaters, etc
-cross stitch
-Hand sewing (i.e.-Teesha Moore patches, slow cloth/boro stitching patches, etc...)
-Painting wooden boxes or other similar items with scenes or just decorative colors.
-ATC's where there is 9 of them and they are put in baseball card pages, where an individual ATC is in every pocket.
-Art/Inspirational/Junker Jane style dolls or dottees

PARTNERS

anna.wahnsinn>>kbrison>>Averia>>TAOJ>>calluna>>jemimah>>edelC>>Bugaboo1>>
Amfkinney>>jenleahlynn>LadybugsAndBumblebees>>craftADDchick>>imera>>LeapFeetFirst>>
underthemountain>>thanate>>anna.wahnsinn

key:
A>>B means that A is crafting for B

GALLERY!
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