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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Embroidery for my Spring: Apron! GALLERY ::: Send out 04/18 on: March 27, 2009 08:19:02 PM
Embroidery for my Spring: Apron!

Cheesy My dear apron ladies...this will be the space dedicated for your artsy and divine works! Cheesy

Grin Reminder: Don't forget to send me and your dear partner the DC# of your lovely pack. If you are sending to (from) another country a pic of your receipt will do it. Thank you and ahppy stalking! Grin
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet :: Eco-Aqua bandana on: March 14, 2009 09:08:02 AM

I have been looking around for things to use as a hair accessory.  I needed an alternative to hair rubber bands ! I could not find anything that was nice, feminine and trendy. Well, one can find such a thing every now and then, but when that happen is the prices are prohibitive.

I had the yarn ( pretty aqua yarn from Caron - Simple soft Eco. The yarn is yummy soft. Eco soft is an acrylic yarn with 20% post consumer recycled polyester) but I was still thinking what to do. That is when I remembered, my mom using a crochet bandana to go teaching a few years ago. A beautiful magenta head cover. So inspired by moms head cover picture in my head I made this Eco Aqua bandana using crochet secret stitches in a regular triangular shape. I made some edging to keep the shape and give an extra feminine flair. I think this could be also used as a cool head cover for orthodox married girls (adding a linen for extra modesty).  I am pretty happy with my bandana. Actually I like it so much that this will be my accessory of choice for the cool spring days!

I hope you like it... Smiley

Question? As far as I know the name of this sticth is secret...but is there another name for it?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Divine Scarf:: Speed stiX needles on: March 03, 2009 07:03:58 PM

Since I got this supersized knitting needle I had been planning to use it in a project with a fluffy yarn. Bear with me here. I call fluffy yarn any novelty yarn that you can barely see what you are doing.This Paton's yarn is called Divine. This yarn is a mix of Acrylic, wool, Mohair and polyester and indeed is, as the name say, divine. I loved working with this yarn, the stitches just sailed from one needle to the other without any problem, and the size of the needle helped to see what I was doing : ). The scarf was made just using purl in one side and knit at the other. To give this scarf a little touch I crossed some of the stitches to make a loose lattice effect. This project was simple, easy, and fast. Now I can definitely sayhow divine. Agree?  Grin

Sorry for the big pic on the top...I tryed 4 time to adjust the size and nothing happend..
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Embroidery for my Spring: Apron! Sign in 03/01 03/08 ::: Send out 04/18 on: March 01, 2009 07:51:55 PM
Swap name: Embroidery for my Spring: Apron!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: PerachYafeh
Co-organizer: barbolot

Sign-up date range: March 1st to  March 8th (Sunday-Sunday)
Date to send item by: April, 14th (Tuesday) April 18 SATURDAY
Limited to a certain number of people? 24

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

Age requirement? See guidelines NEWBIES ARE WELCOMED IN THIS SWAP! (1 month of membership + 15 posts required) Grin

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 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:
Who doesnt love an APRON and  little surprises?! Aprons, the ultimate accessory is out the kitchen and has now conquered the streets ! For this swap we will be embroidering or cross-stitching an apron, plus making a little something else inspired by Spring time. The APRON can be sewed by you OR can be store bought (so more people that do not know how to sew/no time to sew could join us). So for this Swap 2 items will be made in total, but if you and your partner agree to do more thats fine, just please make sure to communicate so you both end up happy with what you receive. Please do not go overboard. This is a relatively small swap, so we can have some quick and easy fun.

Rules and other info for this swap:
Once partners are assigned please post an update in this thread once a week. You dont have to write more than your crafting progress (status 50%) or even just checking in if you dont want to. People who post weekly are less likely to flake. DO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE THREAD AND YOUR PARTNER.

- One week before send-outs I will PM everyone to make sure everythings going okay, see if you will be sending late, etc. If you will be sending late you MUST notify both me and your partner ahead!

- Delivery Confirmation must be purchased unless sending out of the country in which case you must get, and keep, a receipt. Please send me a picture of your receipt if you cannot do DC#s.

- When sending PMs please label them as ESA Swap* with one of the following tags:
* ESA (Embroidery for my Spring: Apron!)

So when sending the questionnaire, the subject will read EVSwap - Approval. When notifying me about sending and receiving packages, add the corresponding tag. If you just have a general question label it as that. This will keep things organized for me. Please do not forget the tag.

- I will set up a gallery once the first person has shipped. Please post pictures when your package arrives. Your partner put a lot of work into crafting for you! They deserve a little recognition! I will not leave feedback until pictures are posted. Its always a good idea to take pictures of your package before you send just in case your partner doesnt have a camera or cant post pictures for some reason.

- THERE WILL BE FEEDBACK FOR THIS SWAP! This is how it will be done:
Great swapper: for those who follow all the rules
Good/Poor communication:  where applicable
Sent late/early: where applicable
Did not follow shipping rule: failed to comply with the shipping rules
Didn't post pictures: failed to post pictures of what they received without an adequate explanation to their partner

Swappers will receive temporary negative feedback if:
- it is one week past send-outs and you are out of communication.
- It is two weeks past send-outs and you have not yet sent, regardless of the communication with me and your partner.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: NEWBIES ARE WELCOMED IN THIS SWAP! 1 month of membership + 15 posts required) Grin

  The Embroidery & Sewing craft scale 


Know more than 8 stitches, can work fast. Have worked in more than 15 pieces in the last 2 years.
Intermediate: Know more than 5, can work moderately fast. Have worked in more than 10 pieces in the last 2 years.
Beginner: know basic stitches, and look forward of learning at least 3 fancy stitches : ) soon. Still working on the first batch on embroidery. Also this will be your first try at embroidery!! YAY.


Newbie: This is my first, or one of the very first pieces in sewing and I a looking forward to learn some mad stuff in my future! I know a few of the sewing lingo stuff.
Getin': I have worked a few pieces. I am getting there with the technical things (pintucks, darts, and pleats). I also know how to whip a zipper and all that supposedly scary stuff. I have worked in simple garments (pillow form dresses alike), simple accessories (tote bags, hobos, etc) and home decor (pillow, curtains, ec). I know that kind of lingo...the sewing lingo.
Whiz: I have been sewing fo-re-ver and I have made a ton of pieces including garments, accessories and home decor. I know a little of  more technical things like au couture style ( or maybe just pintucks  Grin ). I speak sewing lingo fluently.



Name of swap: Embroidery for my Spring: Apron!

◊ Craftster username

◊ Email address

◊ Name and mailing address including the country                         

◊ Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

◊ Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

◊ Allergies (pets, smoke, etc.)?

◊ Do you live in a house with allergens (pets, smoke, etc.) please list?

◊ Would like to be an angel (in case we need one yes/no):

◊ Favorite colors:

◊ Not so favorite colors:

◊ Do you mind receiving a store bought apron?

◊ Do you embroider, cross-stitch or both?

◊ Would you like to receive embroidery, cross-stitch or both?

◊ Embroidery/Cross stitch skills (beginner, intermediary, advanced*) check the scale above:

◊ Would you? Be making the apron /or be getting a store bought apron:

◊ Sewing skills (beginner, intermediary, advanced*) check the scale above:

◊ I LIKE (vintage, modern, characters (which ones?), cutesy, girly, revamp, etc) - list all that apply:

◊ I DONT like (vintage, modern, characters (which ones?), cutesy, girly, revamp, etc) - list all that apply:

◊ My little thing could be...: please list (pincushion, towel, cooking pads, surprise me or etc)

◊Tell us about yourself (let it all! Nice tips of designs and patterns you might have loved at first sight):

◊ Please list (if you have) the addresses of Blog, Wist, Etsy, and others:

◊ Can you take pics and post asap after you get your pack?

◊ Anything else youd like me or your partner to know?

◊ If the number of people in the swap ends up odd; would you mind being in a group of 3? Example: A sends to B, B sends to C, C sends to A

15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Embroidery For My Spring Apron! on: February 17, 2009 08:37:38 PM
Hey everyone!

 We are just finishing a great Valentine's day embroidery swap. What a great fun we had chatting, planing and learning from each other! The gallery still going on strong! Stop by! The gals have been doing a great job!

 Now...as Great Domestic Divas (vos) we have to plan ahead for the next swap...so how about an Embroidery for spring! swap theme?
 I have been talking to Barb (barbolot), you know the Master of pincushion swaps, and some ideas came to the table to talk to you all!  What do you all think about swapping an EMBROIDED APRON + a little thing for spring time? The apron could be your new uniform accessory for the spring cleaning! OR if you are a gardening gal...A gardening apron...there is a bazillion kind of aprons and little things that can be made with such a joyfull theme...Right? Oh, when I mean embroidering an apron..you don't need to go berserk..It could be the pocket, a nice monogram with flowers...we can discuss that too. BUT be quick..and spread the word!
What would you think about sign ups for March 1st and send outs at first week of April? A month to work on the project....and then get your brand new SPRING Embroided apron plus a little something else (maybe a matching towel, gloves, bandanna? )!!

We all be waitting to hear from you!!

Let's spook the cabin fever...bring up the crocus and daffodils..spring here we come!

Apron Pattern Sources!!

** links provided by members**

Free patterns


Stock up tips from members

Fat quarters for 99 cents
16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidery tea towel :: Lovin' (Valentine's day project) on: February 14, 2009 08:52:28 PM

My latest embroidery project was this tea towel for Barbolot, my partner at the Embroidery Swap. Cotton floss (DMC) and seed beads were used in this design. I enjoyed this project from beginning to end.  I was inspired by a silly song from my childhood where a worm tries to steal a little kiss from the other wormand you have a whole dance with your finger making worms movement : ) . I know isnt weird the things we remember?
I used sulky pen to make the transfer of my own drawing. Love this pen!!!
17  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pincushion ::: Cake on pedestal on: February 11, 2009 08:39:02 PM

This cake and the pedestal are made out of felt. The details in this pincushion, the polka dots, the filling and the four sides of the cake pedestal are hand embroidery with cotton floss (DMC). My favorite thing was shaping the icing cord (cotton cording), with a nice little charm. The picushion has weight so its stands still. I am loving embroidering monograms in my little pincushions. Who got the cake? Mamaphunk!
18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pincushion ::: Handbag with monogram on: February 08, 2009 01:34:01 PM

 Hey everyone I had the perfect excuse to unite my girlie side with my crafty side, since I had to prepare a pack for barbolot, my partner at the Embroidery Valentines swap at crafters.
The handbag was made out of felt and cotton scraps. I embroided the monogram (cotton floss DMC) at one of the pockets (all pockets are functional to hold small notions). The charm cord was crochet. I embroided also the edges of the little handbag, to give "designer" feel  Grin
I hope you like it...I had a load of fun making it. It is amazing how a tiny embroidery gives a nice touch to any project.
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Pincushion :: Comfort food "Cheddar & Broccoli Soup" on: January 18, 2009 03:37:13 PM

This project was super fun do. I used left over red heart yarns and also left over cotton threads. The size of this picushion is more or less 1 1/2x 1 3/8in  (4 x3.5 cm). I used basic crochet stitches to create the oval shape of the plate and the soup casserole dish. I guess the trick is pay attention to the form as you crochet and no fancy stitches required. Just go merry in the round  Smiley . I hope you will like it
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Valentines Embroided Tea towel .:. Send out 02/03 on: January 18, 2009 08:13:44 AM
Welcome to our Valentine's Embroided Tea towel Gallery

Enjoy our fabulous participant " Lovely works "
All these items were made from the botton of their <3
So is it cheese enough for us? Hahah  Grin

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