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11  Re: STS Spring Market 2017 SU 04/02/17-04/15/17swap ends 05/28/17 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by underthemountain on: April 07, 2017 04:57:08 PM
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All items crafted in a smoke-free, but bird friendly home.  Smiley

NEW ITEMS:

man in the moon pendants - 2 points.  Made from vintage watch faces and a detailed metal stamping.  Comes on a silver chain.


earrings - 2 for 1 point


ammonite pendant - 2 points


Ceramic Leaf Pendants - 1 point  choose from "blue 3" or "green".  Each comes on an adjustable leather cord.


Hawaii in a Bottle Pendants - 1 point  choose from white, black, or green sand collected on Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii.
made with beach glass and a puka shell or another shell collected by me on Oahu.  Each comes with a silver plated chain.


custom address labels - 3 sheets/1point (30 labels/sheet)
Please send me custom image for your label or I can find one if you tell me what you'd like.

2 lego bracelets-1 point.  Tell me what custom colors you'd like.  Some examples here:


custom buttons five 1" buttons for 1 point.


custom buttons two 2.5" buttons for 1 point.

Steampunk rings- 2 points.  Made with vintage watches from the 50s-60s.  The red stones are the rubies used in these jeweled movements. All mounted on adjustable, hypoallergenic bands.  Please indicate row position (top, middle, bottom) and number from left to right (1-6)

Closeups of the last row here:



Lego hairclips - 2 point/set.  Please indicate color.  Sorry no mix and match, must choose 1 color.


Lego pendants - 2 for 1 point or 0.5 points each.  Please indicate top/bottom row and number counting left to right.

gone: 1st Row 4th over Gray with Pink Flower and 1st Row 7th over White with Blue Flower

Lego ring- 2 for 1 point or 0.5 points each.  Please indicate color.  Not all colors available.  Please ask before claiming. All mounted on adjustable, hypoallergenic bands.


lego bracelets - 2 points Not all colors available.  Please ask before claiming.


lego heart pendants - 1 points
Not all colors available.  Please ask before claiming.



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Points: 3
Started with: 3  
Pending: 0
Current: 1
TOTAL: 1

Claims made by me:
sheepblue to underthemountain - teacup pincushions - 2 points

Claims from me:



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12  Re: Rise of the Cougars Geezer Swap, Round 7 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by underthemountain on: April 07, 2017 03:49:25 PM
Amazing goodies!!!

Hold one to your hats though it's my time to share...

So I got this wonderful box of goodies from LeapFeetFirst.  It was wrapped in pretty paper that Melanie printed for me (sorry can't show them because I used it to wrap up a little present for Averia's daughter.  Smiley 

When I unwrapped it guess what I found?
A lovely, beautiful, amazing snake greeted us!  He's the perfect replica of Lana's snake Mo'o...her corn snake.  Smiley 


Now Lana can take big Mo'o everywhere!


But wait there's more....
Wonderful handspun yarn!  Those of you who know LFF, know that her handspun is legendary!  This is so lovely!!!  And yes, these are the leftovers.  She spun this up to make Mo'o!!!!


And if that weren't enough LFF made us some lovely cards with her new gelli pad!


Thank you Melanie for all the wonderful goodies.  You really spoiled us!  Smiley
Rox & Lana
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13  Re: Difference Makers Silent Auction March 31, 2017 in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by underthemountain on: April 01, 2017 10:47:41 PM
Hi all!

This Friday we had our STEAM/DM Auction.  All the handmade goodies were loved as usual! 

The knit/crocheted items were a big hit this time around.  The sewn stuff not so much.  I don't know if there is any rhyme or reason to it all. The handmade cards were a big hit too.  The jewelry which usually does really well didn't this time around.  Oh well.  The great thing about all these goodies is that I can store them for the next event!  Smiley 

But here is the exciting news....we made over 5K!  Smiley  It couldn't have come at a better time since we are gearing up for the food distribution!!!  And I fear that our van (old) is on its last legs.  It is over 16 years old and from the rewiring Bryan discovered he thinks that it was used to power and haul a trailer.  Today it wouldn't start and he ended up having to rent a vehicle to take them to their convention site visit.  This isn't the first time that this has happened. I am hoping that he'll consider getting another van soon.   

Here is Lana getting set up to make buttons.  I didn't get a good action shot, but you can see Always' machine and some of her preprinted button offerings.  They do well, but the kids really enjoy creating their own images.


We are now gearing up for Global Youth Service Day on April 22.  I'll share Lana's button design for that once it comes together.  Smiley

Thanks again to all of you for helping us!  You all have truly made a difference.
Rox
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14  Re: Difference Makers Silent Auction March 31, 2017 in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by underthemountain on: March 12, 2017 02:26:04 PM
Just wanted to share that our partnership with Wegmans is a go!  I signed papers on Saturday and our first food distribution to the needy in Takoma Park/Silver Spring MD will be on April 8th!  

We also purchased this to do the deliveries.
 

You can read more about it here as well as see our GoFundMe page.  Smiley
https://www.facebook.com/makeadifferencewithus/

We also need to get coolers and a portable refrigerator for the perishable items and bins to transport the food.

The auction will definitely help pay for these items.  Thanks so much all for your continued support!!!
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15  Re: Difference Makers Silent Auction March 31, 2017 in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by underthemountain on: March 10, 2017 05:52:46 AM
Here's the poster so far...
hopefully you guys can find your names on the diagonal line.  Smiley  Thanks everyone for your generous donations!!!

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16  Re: Difference Makers Silent Auction March 31, 2017 in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by underthemountain on: February 13, 2017 02:31:26 PM
Prepare for picture overload...also note that I am only showing examples of what is in BeaG box of awesome.

photo of mongo box


top layer: keychains, necklaces, chap stick cozies, button rings.


closeups of cozies and felt keyrings



lower layers: bears, crocheted bags, covered notebook, button wreaths...


wait there's more
hearts, crocheted eggs (oops forgot the egg hats), mirror, and lots of cards!  Smiley


And mind you I'm only showing samples of all the awesome.  

Bea, thank you again for your amazing donations!   The kids are really going to have fun with the smaller items you sent and I'm sure your larger pieces will do well in the auction.  DM is lucky to have a friend like you!!!  So am I!

And thank you to all the rest of you for crafting for us!  Smiley

I'm hoping to squeeze in some crafting for the auction as soon as I can.  I already have some jewelry pieces done, but I am hoping to make a scarf or two.  Lana is going to put one of her shibori scarves in the auction.  Smiley

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17  Re: How do you organize your craft supplies??? in Discussion and Questions by underthemountain on: February 07, 2017 04:21:39 AM
These are the Ikea coupons that I receive....


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18  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by underthemountain on: January 17, 2017 07:39:41 PM
Here's #2 for the year.  Tees/totes/fabric from our Canadian Craftsters Meetup this past June.  Always has kindly offered to mail these off to everyone.  Smiley  



Closeup of Sloth's
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19  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by underthemountain on: January 10, 2017 05:29:44 AM
Here's my first of the year.  DM vests for the kids.  Smiley  There are 30 here.  My basement was covered in them.  It was funny.  I should have taken a shot of them drying.  Anyhow this was my first time printing on polyester and I had to add a catalyst to the ink to lower the drying temp.  Cool stuff.

1. Difference Makers logos screenprinte on vests (30 vests)


I finally finished the screen for our Canada meetup and will be working on that next....well I will once I dig myself out from under the pile of donation requests I'm putting in for our auction.  BTW if any of you are interested in donating an auction item check this out: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451292.msg5424882#msg5424882
Smiley
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20  Difference Makers Silent Auction March 31, 2017 in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by underthemountain on: January 07, 2017 02:32:43 PM


Hi all!

Difference Makers, a non-profit student run group that my daughter belongs to is hosting their second annual DM Silent Auction on March 31, 2017 6-9pm at Takoma Park Middle School in Silver Spring MD.  Most of you know about the club, but for those of you who don't I put some information at the end of this post.  Smiley

The auction was a huge success last year not only in terms of raising some much needed funds for our club, but also in terms of building community.  Much of the success of it was due to my generous Craftster friends who donated AMAZING items to our auction.  I wish all of you could have been there to hear all the comments.  Some people have never seen handmade items that look so professional and they were shocked to know that someone actually made it.   Grin  I'm hoping that some of you will join in again to help them!

Here are some photos from last year's event:
https://www.facebook.com/makeadifferencewithus/posts/1116636718380148
  
If anyone is willing to donate an auction item to Difference Makers please send it by March 17 if possible so that I can get the placards, space, everything else made in time.  Please include your name/company name, website, and business card (1 for each item since people may gift them and 1-2 extra for me to share with others that might have lost the bidding and would like to contact you).   I can also provide you with an acknowledgement letter that you can use for tax purposes if you itemize and give me an approximate value.  Smiley  The items will be put on display for 1 week during which time the students can bid on them and will end with a night event on March 31st where parents can come in and bid on the items.

Please send your items to the following address:
Difference Makers
Attn: Bryan Goehring/Craftsters Friends
9295 Maxwell Court
Laurel MD 20723

Please mark it Crafsters otherwise they might open it up and lose the contents and please PM me when you send to him so that I can ask Bryan to be on the lookout for it.  Thanks!   Grin

I have already received some wonderful items from my friends at the Canada meetup. THANK YOU for your continued kindness and support!!!
Rox



Mission
Difference Makers (DM) is a non-profit, student run organization at Takoma Park Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Our mission is to make a difference in the world. We strive to accomplish this mission by engaging DM members in a variety of service opportunities that allow them to foster an altruistic attitude while helping communities in all demographics at the local, regional, and international level.

DM Projects
Our projects range from fundraising campaigns for charitable organizations such as Special Olympics & Newborns in Need to community outreach programs such as our Snow Angels Project in which DM members clear the snow from driveways and walkways for the elderly and disabled and collecting food/clothing for the needy. Local Projects serving the community • Snow Angels Program – provide snow shoveling service to Takoma Park/Silver Spring/Rockville residents that are elderly or disabled. • Make A Difference Day – students go into community to clean-up, collect donations of food, clothing, toys, and books. • Takoma Park Community Clean-ups – (fall and spring) in conjunction with Friends of Sligo Creek • School yard landscaping –pull weeds and provide basic landscaping • Recycling and Conservation at the school level • Thanks-for-Giving Program –conduct food drive for 80+ needy families, • Clothing and food drives for Shepherds Table –conduct drives through-out the year • Takoma Park Folk Festival – set up tents, tables, sell items that support Takoma Park community programs Regional (within the state of Maryland) • Special Olympics MD (year round) - provide volunteer support and fundraising • C & O canal – remove debris from the canal • Extra Ordinary Birthdays Program – provide birthday gifts for homeless children • Samaritans Chest – provide gifts for the needy • Community Cafι – provide lunch service for those in need • Reading Reconnects Families – provide reading materials to those that are incarcerated and/or in need Nationally/Internationally • UNICEF – Fundraising efforts • Newborns in Need – provide infant clothing, supplies • Race for Hope – Fundraising efforts • Jude’s Hospital – Fundraising efforts • Fundraising efforts for communities dealing with natural disasters

Find out more about us here:
http://www.difference-makers.org/
https://www.facebook.com/makeadifferencewithus/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3i-EUvZGfOpLKjwy6qvQ5g/videos

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