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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The X-Men Swap (Sign-Ups CLOSED, Send by July 15th 2006) on: July 09, 2006 09:01:24 AM
Crappit again! 

I just learned about this swap through the new swap gallery posting of it.  Pretty please tell me there will be a round two, because just yesterday, I was actually thinking to myself "I want to make a Bamf doll...hmmm, I wonder if anyone has ever done an X-Men craft swap?  That'd be cool!" and the lo and behold, today I sign on and I find out I missed it.   Cry  I couldn't have participated in time anyway, so oh well.  Hopefullly the next one will be in enough time for me to get positive feedback for my first swap. 

I love me some Kurt Wagner (not so much the movie one...but the swashbuckling, ladies' man, laughin' eighties one). And Kitty and Colossus and Rogue and Mystique and so many more....again, the comics, not so much the movies (although I really enjoyed the first two, save for Halle Berry  Tongue )
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: COLOUR CRAFTALONG on: July 08, 2006 03:18:48 PM
Wow, July's off to a great start already, and we're only a week in! And I thought yellow was a difficult color, but maybe that's just for me...  Wink

Here's my yellow item for July as modeled by my goodwill giraffe planter find (that broke right after taking the pics when I accidentally bumped it Sad ). I made them while enjoying The Office (UK series) season two, and it was a good time.

and a detail

I had to desaturate the lovely background of the DVD shelf so you could see the earrings better.  They are made mostly from vintage czech glass, with a bit of carnelian and some other random glass beads.  They are yellow, but more of a green tinged yellow instead of a goldy orange yellow, just in case they show up completely different than they do on my computer. The second pic makes it look a lot greener than they are, but I'm too lazy to adjust it. Smiley

 I think I'm naming them "Citrus Zest." I'm totally into naming things.  Everyone keep the yellow goods coming!
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: NEWBIES ONLY SWAP (sign-ups: 6/28 to 7/14) on: July 06, 2006 04:10:47 PM
I know, the suspense is killing me, and I'm so eager to find out who my partner is!  I hope I'm capable of fulfilling her (or his) first swap hopes and dreams.  The list of the approved is growing very quickly - gah!  I can't wait for sign ups to end.

Oh and my profile seems to be up to date concerning this swap. Smiley
24  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 13 ENTRIES / Re: ENTER THE MONKEY. (img heavy) on: July 06, 2006 06:02:04 AM
Ha ha -  This is awesome!  I love the facial expression and the neat little scratches, the posing, the eyebrows, even the little socks and shoes - such a wonderful job!  Kudos to you! Exclaimation!!!  Grin
25  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 13 ENTRIES / Re: Won't you be my Neighbor??? on: July 05, 2006 08:22:12 PM
I absolutely love Mr. Rogers, and I totally think that he, and your sock monkey, rock!  It's amazing how well sock monkeys can capture certain personalities.  Great job! I'm going to go watch my Mr. Rogers documentary DVD now, since I'm all inspired and nostalgic - did you know Michael Keaton was the original Picture Picture operator? 

I'm showing my true nerdiness - oh well! Love your sock monkey Cheesy
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Foreign Exchange Swap? on: July 04, 2006 09:50:42 AM
crappit!  I just realized that I might have to sit out this swap. . Cry

I don't know if there's enough time between my first swap and this one's sign up time for me to get my first positive feedback.  Gah!  I so wanna do this, too!  The original post mentions an early July sign up and an August delivery, but has that changed? I didn't know if we were waiting on more non-USAers to join in, because that's kind of a requisite, isn't it? 

27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Foreign Exchange Swap? on: July 04, 2006 06:54:21 AM
I personally would rather do a bit of both - some sort of crafted item(s) with a few purchased or free bits included.  I mention free because, for example, in Austin the free paper is the Chronicle, which is a must have for checking out bands, movies, and events, and I think it would be interesting to see what happens and goes on, or even what is advertised in another city. Or maybe some freebie things like the menu to your favorite local restaurant, especially since you probably won't be able to send food from there (although some places sell their sauces or pancake mixes, or whatever...).  Just a few thoughts.

Anyway, I'm up for a bit of crafting mixed with a bit of purchasing, and creative finds. Cheesy
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Foreign Exchange Swap? on: July 03, 2006 08:51:44 PM
I would absolutely love to participate in this swap!  I'm in Austin, TX, and although it seems like there are so many Texans participating, or planning to already, Texas totally varies from city to city, so that would be cool, right?  Austin is so totally different from San Antonio (despite only being 70 miles apart), which is so totally different from Houston, which is so totally different from Lubbock, and so on.  Different vegetation, food, pastimes, flora and fauna - everything! There's so much local flavor goin' on in Austin, so I figure it would be pretty easy to think of a ton of different Austin things to send.   

I wish I had something like this going on when I was studying in Italy.  It would've been so handy.  Alas, I don't even know if craftster existed in 2001. Wow, that was quite a while back.  I feel kinda old now.  Tongue Do you have to being going on an exchange, or does having been in one before count too?  Or, is it open to anyone willing to participate with the particular theme adjustments making it not your average over seas swap?

Anyway, I'd be game for a swap with any country, but does it matter that I've got a possibly overlapping swap (the newbies swap) or is that cool? I'm ready and willing, if that counts for anything.  Wink
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A nautie love tale... (img. heavy) on: July 02, 2006 02:39:20 PM
this is my favorite knitted thing I have seen in a while - I love it!  i never thought of making a nautilus huggable, and my boyfriend is such a big natural history nerd, this is just great! Thanks for posting, for the link, and the heart wrenching story of nautie love.
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: sock monkey craftalong on: July 01, 2006 10:25:38 AM
sock monkeys are totally hand sewn friendly and aren't super time consuming either. I made the one I posted here all by hand because I didn't feel like dragging my sewing machine out of the closet. : )
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