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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Twinkle's Town and Country Knits - Urban Legends Skirt on: July 13, 2009 08:18:47 AM
Has anyone tried this pattern?  I really really want to make this skirt, but I am SO wary of knitting up Twinkle patterns, I can never get them to turn out like ANYTHIGN i would wear or the errata is so cumbersome, you can even get through the pattern..can someone convince me to dish out $$ for yarn and my precious time for this skirt? Smiley

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Edit my Photos swap? on: May 13, 2009 08:55:15 AM

I was thinking about a hybrid disposable camera swap, participants would take pictures for their partner, send parter files of pics taken and partner would then artistically edit the pictures and send them back!  I have recently become addicted to photoshop and photoshop elements.  These programs ARE pricey but you can download 30 day free trials at adobe.com.  We could include one crafted item your partner would make to help display the edited pictures, like a frame or a scrapbook/photo album.  What does everyone think??
3  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / An Error Has Occurred! Unable to access search daemon? on: December 29, 2008 07:46:26 AM
Has anyone else had this happen?  I noticed this maybe a week or so ago, but figured it was just a temporary thing...happened again today..stupid question possibly..but is it just my computer?  Sad  Huh
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Escort/place card trees! on: August 19, 2008 05:59:23 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm getting married in two short months, and me and my crafty MOH have been crafting up a storm.  We took THIS inspiration (www.theknot.com):

1. We bought ugly cheap terra cotta pots, painted them red, stenciled the black damask design on them, and painted the thin black stripe at the top of them, we made two total

2. Found the cutest escort cards that perfectly match the damask design theme of everything at Michaels.  This link is for the invites, which I am using to print out menus for the tables.

3. We hotglued the tent cards shut and glued a loop of ribbon to the top of them, front and back of that finished:

4. Bought a whole lot of twigs and branches from the best floral, non-memebership warehouse around, if anyone is from SE Michigan, check out Disount Floral and Crafts!  Finished product:

thanks for looking!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / All kinds of dyeing swap on: July 24, 2008 07:52:05 AM
How would everyone feel about a swap for dyeing...any kind of dyeing.   Such as

Dyeing Roving/Yarn
Painting Roving/Yarn
Sharpie Dyeing
Fabric Painting
Tye Dyeing
Dip Dyeing
Over Dyeing
Other types I can't htink of right now Smiley

I could organize and hopefully pair people up based on what they know how to do and what they would like to receive.  Like I can tye dye, dip dye, overdye, ect and I would love to receive some batiking or hand dyed yarn.  We swap supplies, dyed items, how-to kits..this could go a lot of different directions, let me know peeps Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Vogue Knitting - Lace Shrug, lace help for a lace NEWB! on: May 04, 2008 06:43:24 PM
I really want to make this shrug for my wedding:

The pattern is FULL of mistakes in the magazine and they've posted corrections online which they have corrected for a second time.  Is anyone trying out this pattern?  The second set of corrections are not making sense with the first set of course...

Some general lace questions:
Is blocking going to make this fit?  My row gauge is pretty much right on but the sleeve is no where NEAR my wrist...my stitch gauge is NOT correct until I stretch the crap out of it... please please help a lace newb Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Scrapbook Cookbook Swap Gallery on: April 14, 2008 06:37:32 AM
Yay!! People have sent!! I will keep track of sending and receiving here also.

babalina58 ---> Marmsih
beckster ---> EOcrafter
Callani ---> kyrie04
cassettetape ---> frosty772
craftywillow ---> Nven
DesignVigilante ---> Tanzie
dichotomy ---> kbbtfg
EOcrafter <---> beckster
Flowers and Lemons ---> Varandra
frosty772 ---> cassette tape
hardyswanton01 ---> shezcrafty
kbbtfg ---> dichotomy
kyrie04 ---> Callani
Marmish ---> babalina58
Merricat17 ---> SilentMynerva
Nven ---> craftywillow
Paper Wings ---> slksnell
shezcrafty --> hardyswanton01
SilentMynerva --> Merricat17
slksnell ---> Paper Wings
Tanzie --> DesginVigilante
Varandra ---> Flowers and Lemons

Sent = Green
Received = Blue
Sending late, notified organizer <--this is more for my record keeping, dont worry if your name is orange
Feedback = Crossed out
Contact organizer = Red
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Matchbox Chest Swap on: April 04, 2008 11:28:00 AM
I stumbled upon this:


while I was poking around various wists....this would be SOOO cute and easy to craft.  We could fill it with cute little goodies, like pretty pins, or beads, or some other cute minis.

What do ya'll think?!
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Scrapbook Cookbook Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED, SEND OUT 4/25/2008) on: March 11, 2008 07:34:34 AM
Swap name: Scrapbook Cookbook Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: EOCrafter
      Co-organizer: DesignVigilante
Sign-up date range: 3/11/2008 to 3/21/2008
Date to send items by: 4/25/2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Age requirement? 13 and older
Organizer Stuff:
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
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:
Do you love to cook?  Would you love some collected/tried and true recipes to add to your own collection?  SIGN UP for this swap!  The plan:

1)   You will purchase one cookbook for your partner.  It could be new, thrifted or from a used book store.  Also, try these sites:
The price limit for this is $15.  Try to purchase something in line with your partners tastes.  This item will be medium in size based on the price.

2)   You will craft one cookbook.  This cookbook will include at least 10 recipes.  Anything that is contained in a book will work, and get creative!  This part should be fun and really display your best crafting skills.  This item will be classified as large based on the amount of crafting time involved.
I have found a lot inspiration in the papercrafts, journals and bookmaking boards on Craftster.  As far as recipe inspirations go, I found some good sites to check out if you dont have 10 family recipes to share with your partner:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177564.0 Craftsters favorite online recipe sites
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213297.0 good crock pot ideas
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230563.0 brand name copy cat recipe sites
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135179.0 vegetarian/vegan recipe ideas and sources
As far as types/varieties of recipes goes, go with your partner wants.
JUST ADDED : Cite any reference you used to gather your recipes, like a website, thank you Stargazer629 for this suggestion.  I didnt want the copywrite stuff to get too confusing and this really simplifies it by giving credit where credit is due.
3)   You will also send you partner one crafted medium item, kitchen/cooking related.

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

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
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)
1. What is your favorite food course? (i.e. breakfast, dinner, dessert, side dishes, hors d'oeuvres, etc.)
2. What is your favorite "ethnic" cuisine? (i.e. Indian, soul food, Thai, French, etc.)
3. What are the foods or ingredients you love? (i.e. peppers, broccoli, cheese, etc.)
4. What are the foods or ingredients you are allergic to or hate? (i.e. meat, peanuts, milk, wheat, etc.)
5. Would you like to receive a variety of recipes, or would you like your partner to focus on one meal or type of food?
6. Describe your diet: (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, carnivore, anything goes, etc.)
Would you have a problem being paired with someone with a different diet than yours?
7. Are there any kitchen gadgets you have and know how to/like to use? (i.e. blender, food processor, microwave, etc.)
8. Are there any kitchen gadgets that should be avoided in the recipes you are sent? (e.g. I don't have a microwave.)
9. How do you rate yourself as a cook? (advanced, intermediate, beginner)
10. How do you rate yourself as a baker? (advanced, intermediate, beginner)
11. What kind of paper crafts do you do? (decoupage, book making, book altering, etc.)
12. What kind of paper crafts would you like to receive?
13. What other crafts do you do? (knitting, crocheting, stained glass, sewing, etc.)
14. What other crafts would you like to receive?
15. What is the style of your kitchen? (50s kitsch, ultra modern, roosters, lighthouses, country, etc.)
16. What are you favorite colors?
17. What are your least favorite colors?
18. Any other allergies?
19. Anything else youd like your partner to know?

Please PM me when you send out and DC numbers are required.  If you are shipping internationally, scan a copy of the receipt in and PM me with this.  Please read through the copywrite info posted below that rackycoo gathered.  It will be your responsibility to follow these guidelines for this swap (shouldnt be a big deal though).  Take pics of what you send out and what you receive (Please!) and share them with us in the gallery!


babalina58 ---> Marmsih
beckster ---> EOcrafter
Callani ---> kyrie04
cassettetape ---> frosty772
craftywillow ---> Nven
DesignVigilante ---> Tanzie
dichotomy ---> kbbtfg
EOcrafter ---> beckster
Flowers and Lemons ---> Varandra
frosty772 ---> cassette tape
hardyswanton01 ---> shezcrafty
kbbtfg ---> dichotomy
kyrie04 ---> Callani
Marmish ---> babalina58
Merricat17 ---> SilentMynerva
Nven ---> craftywillow
Paper Wings ---> slksnell
shezcrafty --> hardyswanton01
SilentMynerva --> Merricat17
slksnell ---> Paper Wings
Tanzie --> DesginVigilante
Varandra ---> Flowers and Lemons

Sent = Green
Received = Blue
Feedback = Crossed out
Contact organizer = Red

GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240037.0
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Deb Stoller Swap on: December 05, 2007 01:59:51 PM
We all <3 her books, (Stitch 'n' Bitch, Happy Hooker and Snitch 'n' Bitch Nation) so why not swap some homemade goodies out of them?  I'm thinking one big item for everyone, and this can be open to crocheter and knitters!  Newbs to the crafts could come along too, I bet other people in the swap could help out with specific pattern questions very easily.  What do ya'll think??
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