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371  Granny's Daughters Swap Round 8 and a Half SU: CLOSED; SO: 11/19/2011 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: October 02, 2011 05:42:18 PM
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Swap name: Grannys Daughters Swap R8 and a Half
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: October 2, 2011 to October 22, 2011 (sign-ups will close at noon, EST)
Date to send item by: November 19, 2011
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No restriction

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? None

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: Only this one!
- 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 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This is Round 8 and a Half of the Grannys Daughters Swap! Its a mini version of the regular Grannys Daughters Swap (check out Round 8 HERE) to take care of our Grannys Daughters fix before the holidays (and to entice anyone else to dip their toes into the waters of Grannys Daughters!). If you don't know how to make a grannys daughter, it's pretty easy!  A grannys daughter is the first round of a traditional granny square.....that's it!  The pattern can be found HERE.  And, information on joining Granny's Daughters can be found HERE. A child's afghan requires 240 motifs and an adult size afghan requires 720 motifs. As stated in the pattern, each motif should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  So it's important to check your gauge so that all motifs will be the correct size.  

You will send 40 motifs in assorted colors to 1 partner (you may send more if you and your partner agree to exchange an equivalent amount).  This is a great project to use up those little bits & pieces of scrap yarn you have laying around.

All motifs MUST be made in 4-ply worsted weight yarn, or if you're in the UK the yarn equivalent will be 10-ply aran.  Please be sure to check your gauge to make sure your motifs are the correct size.  We wouldn't want to receive some motifs that are 1 1/2" and some that are 2 1/4". Your motifs should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  Size is important!!!   REMEMBER:  It only takes a few minutes to make one grannys daughter. If you get started when you sign up, youll have the bulk of the work done by the time partners are assigned  Wink

Weaving in the tails: The directions call for a 6" tail to be left at the end. Unlike earlier rounds, ALL OUTSIDE TAILS WILL NOT BE WOVEN IN. All starting tails must be woven in!

Positive feedback on this swap will be left once your partner has received, and once you have posted pics of what you have received. You must remember to PM the organizer when you SEND and RECEIVE (a post in the thread is not sufficient)! Poor communication and failure to post pics of what you received will be noted in your feedback. Thanks!

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

Name of swap: Grannys Daughters Swap R8 and a Half
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (formatted as it should appear on the package):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that a Delivery Confirmation # is required on your package (outside of the US, retain a copy of your shipping receipt as proof of mailing): YES/NO
Do you have any allergies (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergies:
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergens:
Do you agree to post pictures of what you have received (or make arrangements with your partner to post pics for you)? YES/NO

Confirm that you understand that:
A) All starting tails must be woven in: YES/NO
B) You must leave a tail of at least 6": YES/NO

Anything special youd like your partners to know?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Participants (click-able usernames!):
1. craftADDchick
2. tracethekat
3. starfish1211
4. Ffrogg526
5. koalascout
6. OspreyWife
7. allyourown
8. nisforneville
9. that1girl
10. Seereeoslee
11. oodleboodle
12. CraftyMamaBee
13. indigo_roses

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372  Re: Crafters Apron Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: September 18, 2011 04:31:14 PM
Here are my last 2 aprons! I spent a little longer on them than I should have today, but once I reached a certain point, I knew I wanted to finish them tonight, especially so I could use my apron in school tomorrow.

Here's the first one, that's made from pretty much the same fabrics as the one I made for my mom. I was planning to use some thrifted jeans, but they turned out to be not as wide as I had planned, so I used a piece of the lining fabric to stretch it. I realized after it was done that I should have interfaced that bit, because it's a bit floppy there. There's also a bit more contrast between the denim and the darker fabrics, but it doesn't show in the photo.

And, here's the one for school! I had a bunch of star fabric and another "celestial" print, so I was pretty happy that I could find enough. The back lining is the one of the blue fabrics with small gold stars (that don't show well in the photo). The pocket lining is the one with the suns and moons (I wanted to use it on the back, but I didn't have enough Sad ). And, I was planning to use the denim as the main fabric, but I didn't have enough. I did have a very large amount of the beige fabric (I have no idea what I used it for, or why I have so much of it left!), so I interfaced it and it's more like the home dec weight.  Anyway, I can't wait to use it tomorrow!

Okay, now I really need to do something about dinner and then get all of my work done for school tomorrow...

Thanks for letting me play along!
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373  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: September 18, 2011 04:20:01 PM
I am officially finished with my fake Crafter's Apron Swap! Hooray!

I've already posted the first apron (which was a gift for my mom), so here's my second one:

It's made from most of the same fabrics as the one I made for my mom, but because I made 2 from fabric I had only bought for one, I had to do a bit of improvising on this one, too.

And, I realized that an apron like this could really come in handy for school so I can carry my keys (and not keep putting them down in random spots), reward tickets, a pen and other stuff. So, using fabrics from the stash, I pulled out a bunch of star-related fabrics (I teach science). It's going to come in very handy!

Now, I think I have a tree swap I'm supposed to be working on...

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374  Re: 50+ Wash Cloths-along in Crochetalongs by craftADDchick on: September 13, 2011 04:20:43 PM
Here's my latest! It's Zeta's Cobble Stitch Dishcloth and I was able to make about half of it while listening to speeches during our opening days events at school. Nice and easy! And, I'm even happy with how the border came out!

This one puts me at 34! I am just cruising right along Grin
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375  Re: 50+ Wash Cloths-along in Crochetalongs by craftADDchick on: August 29, 2011 04:50:02 PM
I have 2 more finished! I think my total is now 33!

First up, the Cross Stitch Dishcloth (which is a different pattern than the Cross Stitch Facecloth/Dishcloth pattern). I made this on the train the other day- half on the way into Boston, half on the way home. It was a nice easy pattern repeat, so I didn't have to think too much about it. I like the texture of this one (but it doesn't show too well in the photo), and it's on my list of cloths that are worth making again.

And, the second one (mostly made during Hurricane (and later, Tropical Storm) Irene, as I obsessively refreshed the pages of 3 weather websites while tracking the storm) is the Brick Wall Dishcloth. I like the look, texture and weight of this cloth, but I had to concentrate quite a bit while making it (use of the front loop, back loop and front post). The good thing is that I was able to carry the yarn up the side for the color changes, so I only have 4 ends to weave in!

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376  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: August 29, 2011 04:42:56 PM
Here's one of my aprons for the Crafter's Apron Swap! I have the fabric mostly cut out for the second one, but knew my time was limited (which is why I fake joined), so I won't get to the other one until Sunday. So, a little late on my "send-out," but compared to some of my other fake swaps, this one is early Wink

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377  Re: Crafters Apron Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: August 29, 2011 04:37:52 PM
So, I wasn't able to participate in this swap officially because the timing just wasn't right. I had time to make an apron on the Sunday before sign-ups closed, and that was about it. So, I purchased the fabric for my apron, and then made the mistake of showing it to my mother, who asked, "How many aprons can you make from that?" And later in the day said, "Those crafter's aprons are a really neat idea!" So, since her birthday was only a few days away, I figured I might as well take the hints and make her an apron.

The only problem was, I didn't have enough of the fabric to make 2 aprons, so I had to improvise just a tiny bit. And, I think it's slightly smaller than the tutorial dimensions because of the backing fabric I had to use.

The dot fabric that forms the main body is quilter's cotton, and the ties are ribbons (but I cut the ribbon too short because I was trying to use it for 2 aprons...so I'm sticking the rest of the ribbon in one of the pockets and she can sew the pieces together to make the ties longer if she needs to, and I'll figure out something else for my apron ties).

The back side of the pockets is a piece from a fat quarter (I had bought an extra one because I wasn't sure of how I wanted to plan the colors). The rest of that fat quarter could end up being turned into the ties for my apron.

The back of the apron is made from an apron I got when I was a judge for a "Destination Imagination" event, and it's a royal blue duck cloth, pieced together because the apron wasn't quite as wide as I needed it to be. I was planning to use the ties from that apron as ties on my mom's apron (so I could use the ribbon for myself), but they were even shorter than my ribbon ties ended up being.

I got my mom's apron finished in time for her birthday, and then she got sick and the celebration was postponed. But, I finally remembered to take a picture of it (which is good, because I have to wrap it!).

And I still haven't made the apron for myself that I had originally planned to make. But, maybe this weekend...

This was a fun project to make, and once I had all of my fabric bits sorted out, it was super easy to make (great tutorial!!).

And, I love all of the aprons that you guys made! Awesome job!
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378  Re: Quick Plush Monster Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: August 06, 2011 07:56:18 AM
miknessevie received yesterday, but her camera isn't working so she asked me to post pictures for her of the monsters that I sent.

I made both of them using the material from a thrifted pair of flannel-lined denim jeans.

Front view:

Back view:

The Scottish one has a tam made of felt, and the "green" one has patches from a t-shirt altering kit. So much fun to make!
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379  Re: Quick Plush Monster Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: August 04, 2011 02:45:28 PM
The Day of the Dead monster is unbelievable! Especially since Oodelally did it sooo fast!

Ditto on that! I'm super impressed!

And, I got my monsters from miknessevie today! I was so happy to see the mail man carrying a little package in his hands as he came down the sidewalk :

I got 2 monsters with special features!

What's so special? Well, the first monster is a "Book Monster" and he managed to stuff a little book in his mouth, but I was able to rescue it. I'll definitely have to keep an eye on him, because I have a lot of books around here- no snacking allowed!

The other one has a special little buddy to carry around on his back. It's a mini monster finger puppet! I love it! I almost made something similar, but the sweater I was planning to felt didn't felt (I could have sworn it was wool...).

I love them both and they feel like they're made out of flannel, so they're snuggly, too!

Thanks so much, Jen!
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380  Re: Granny's Daughters Swap R8 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: July 27, 2011 06:49:19 PM
Here are the GDs that will become my belt. Some lovely variegateds from the practice bag and a bunch of black ones. I need a handful more (darn!), so if I can find yarn that goes well enough with the variegateds, I may add in some solid colors. Or, I might just stick to black. If I stick with black, I can make them before I go to bed. And, since I'd like to actually finish it (but at this point, not tonight), I should probably just stick with black. Because, if the colors don't match well enough, I won't like it...

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