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21  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Jack-o-Lanternfish on: October 17, 2007 04:01:04 PM
I hadn't even read your captions yet, when I thought "OMG, Finding Nemo!"

That is soo cool, way more creative than anything I've ever seen on a pumpkin.  Cheesy Hitting this rocks, cuz it does!

22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: My very first piece of jewelry! on: October 16, 2007 06:37:44 PM
Very impressive for a first piece! I've been trying to make wire jewelry for weeks and still haven't come up with anything half as impressive as that! Cheesy You did an amazing job, it looks professional.
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: mirror ring on: October 16, 2007 06:34:29 PM
Wow, that's really cool.  Shocked

But does it feel heavy or anything? And can you still move your fingers freely? The first one is really large and extravagant.  Undecided
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: European Bangle-ish Bracelet (Italian Charms...love it!) on: October 16, 2007 05:05:06 PM
OMG! I love the pictures you used! It is so awesome!

I remember seeing Italian charm bracelets everywhere a few years ago and I wasn't very impressed, but I really like yours! I want one now.  Cheesy
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: "My Country Doesn't Have That" Round 9 on: October 16, 2007 05:01:45 AM
I guess I'll get this started.

I'm Liz, in the US (I live really close to Washington DC, so I could probably find some cool stuff also.  Wink )

I don't really have any specific countries in mind, I'd be happy to receive from anywhere!  Grin

My Wishlist:
*Postcards- Especially featuring architecture. I find American stuff so bleh. I would love anything with European castles and churches, or Asian shrines, temples or gardens. Or even anything depicting the local lifestyle, like fishing or farming or anything.
*Old maps- I like to see how different civilizations evolved.
*Dolls in your country's traditional clothing.
*Vintage buttons or beads
*Yarn (I'm only really familiar with acrylic, but I'm eager to try something else like bamboo, silk, or alpaca...)
*Fabric with prints usually attributed to your culture
*Coffee or tea native to your area.

Asian specifics:
origami or washi paper
bento boxes and accessories
batik fabric
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: "My Country Doesn't Have That" Round 9 on: October 15, 2007 02:24:29 PM
Here's an example from round 8 that shows how the lists and claims work.

I claim cheshyre! Went to the fabric market, but spend less than expected so I can swap again!

I, Javede, am approved and live in Germany and this is my second claim, none send.

This is my list of countries in no paricluar order though there are numbers  Wink
1. Asia: anything cute, fabric, sweets, magazines or craft books, stationary
2.France: sewing supplies, children books, magazines(I learned french in school and would like to see
how much I still remember)
3. USA: knitting/crochet/sewing magazines, yarn(Knitpicks would be nice), these
(I so LOVE them!), cute/printed cotton fabric
4.UK: craft/cross stitch magazines, yarn, thanks sophieangele!
5. Japan: cute stationary, Hello Kitty related items
6. any other than my own, really

I claim Javede for Canadian goods. I am from northern Canada and this is my third claim. (one sent ..)

i would like to receive from anywhere!

Asia: blythe items and knit or craft books (felt mascots?!)
Germany: Rebecca knitting magazines
USA: we have pretty similar things in canada ... but i live in a remote area so there is a good chance its new to me! (also .....haven't been able to find twinkle soft chunky yarn - would love some! but that is extravagant so never mind!)

really, i'm not picky check out my wists to get a sense of things i lust after
(www.wists.com/knit_north )
thanks in advance!!   Cheesy

So, javede chose to send something from the last person's wishlist, and the knit_north came right after javede and chose to send javede something, then knit_north posted her own wishlist for the next person to choose from.

I edited out some things from their lists, but I hope this helps everyone get a general idea.
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: "My Country Doesn't Have That" Round 9 on: October 15, 2007 02:22:01 PM
List of who is sending to whom:


SEND BY 10/31
lilylola to dizzylizzy [tea, costume dolls, vintage buttons  and old maps]
Yarnisfun to lilylola [Reeses, Tootsie pops, and tacky Christmas ornaments]

SEND BY 11/1

LizzieMcGuire to Yarnisfun [craft magazines, candy and craft supplies/wool]

SEND BY 11/2

dizzylizzy to LizzieMcGuire [kool-aid, candy and knitting magazines]

SEND BY 11/3

travelbug to dizzylizzy [postcards from Korea, bento accessories, origami or washi paper]
to travelbug [fashion magazines and candy/snacks]

SEND BY 11/4
electronicfly to midori_sour [origami paper, the books, stationary]

SEND BY 11/6
trillian to electronicfly [fabric paint, chocolates and sweets and perhaps some artsy-fartsy stuff and jewellery]

SEND BY 11/7

daemonwildcat to trillian [Yarn, Knitting or Crochet Magazine, sweets and chocolate and a Fashion Magazine]

SEND BY 11/8

travelbug to Daemonwildcat [Newspapers or magazines,  favourite recipes, & sweets, snacks or tea]

SEND BY 11/9
octopusincclothing to travelbug [fashion or celeb. magazines, candy or snacks, & fabric]

SEND BY 11/12
purpleone to octopusincclothing [octopus/kawaii inspired package]
yarnisfun to purpleone [various snacks, magazine, & fabric]

SEND BY 11/13
kianee to yarnisfun [craft magazine, Christmas stuff, tea and some stamps]

SEND BY 11/16
dizzylizzy to kianee [candy, embroidery and stenciling supplies]

SEND BY 11/18
gavagai to dizzylizzy [postcards, fabric, yarn]

SEND BY 11/20
[color=]LizzieMcGuire to gavagai [bead animal kit,maybe other crafting supplies][/color]

SEND BY 11/21

GraceMusante to LizzieMcGuire [english sewing magazines, cute fabric, some paper for decoupage]

SEND BY 11/22
constantina to gracemusante [fun grab goodie bag of Asian stuff]
lilylola to Constantina [glass nuggets, beads, buttons, fabric]

SEND BY 11/23
to lilylola [tootsiepops, kool-aide, and some other US goodies][/color]

SEND BY 11/26

Lovely_gangster to kitschkween [goodies from australia]

SEND BY 11/27

purpleone to lovely_gangster [British package!]
Dancingzira to purpleone [American magazines, hersheys smores bars, and other wisty goodness]
Constantina to dancingzira [belly dance related jewellery and Indian fabrics/sari fabrics] now sending to purpleone

SEND BY 11/28

Lovely_gangster to constantina [beads, buttons, fabric scraps, marbles for magnets, crochet hooks, wool]

SEND BY 11/29

Tracytremble to lovely gangster [sanrio goodies, kimono fabric, candy, origami paper, craft magazines/patterns,kawaii stationary]
LizzieMcGuire to tracytremble [local yarn, english knitting magazine(s) and a surprise]
Cfbandit to LizzieMcGuire [wool for spinning]

SEND BY 12/3
nirauan to cfbandit [scrapbooking supplies; possibly yarn & knitting mags]
octopusincclothing to nirauan [jewelry making materials, soap molds]

SEND BY 12/8
Tracytremble to octopusincclothing [anything Japanese]
Kitschkween to traceytremble [knitting/fashion mags & reeces pieces]

SEND BY 12/10

Purpleone to kitschkween [jewelry findings, cocoa packets, fabric from a local shop, native artisan crafts]
littlehummingbird to purpleone [candy, craft supplies, magazines and a few surprises]

SEND BY 12/11
purpleone to littlehummingbird [teas, fabric/notions, snacks & a favorite book by a local author]
Cfbandit to purpleone [Sharpie Laundry markers, a Gorilla Glue Pen, a newspaper, & Adorn mag]
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: "My Country Doesn't Have That" Round 9 on: October 15, 2007 02:21:34 PM
List of approved swappers

Strikethough = Feedback left

3 claims
dizzylizzy (VA, USA)                   [2 claims, 2 in transit, 0 received]
cfbandit (IL, USA)                      [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
trillian (Finland)                         [1 claim, 1 in transit, 0 received]
lilylola (England)                        [0 claim, 0 in transit, 1 received]
purpleone (UK)                          [1 claim, 1 in transit, 0 received]
travelburg (South Korea)             [2 claims, 2 in transit, 0 received]
midori_sour (KS, USA)                 [1 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
gavagai (Sweden)                      [1 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]     
kitschkween (KY, USA)               [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
lovely_gangster (Australia)          [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]

2 claims
LizzieMcGuire (Germany)              [2 claims, 1 in transit, 0 received]
Yarnisfun (FL, USA)                    [1 claim, 1 in transit, 1 received]
octopusincclothing (MA, USA)      [0 claim, 0 in transit, 1 received]
kianee (Germany)                       [1 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
gracemusante (MA, USA)             [1 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
constantina (Singapore)              [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
nirauan (England)                       [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
dancingzira (OR, USA)                 [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
tracytremble (Japan)                   [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]
littlehummingbird (WI, USA)          [0 claim, 0 in transit, 0 received]

1 claim
electronicfly (Malaysia)               [1 claim, 1 in transit, 0 received]
daemonwildcat (NY, USA)            [1 claim, 0 in transit, 1 received]
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / "My Country Doesn't Have That" Round 9 on: October 15, 2007 02:20:06 PM
Swap name: My Country Doesn't Have That - Round 9
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: dizzylizzy
Sign-up date range: October 15- November 15
Date to send item by: 2 weeks from claim

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
I must note, that, if that swap reaches 25 participants, I will have to put all new approvals on hold until I can get a co-organizer.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Obviously, no, this swap requires being able to send internationally   
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages but be aware of international shipping costs and get a parents permission, please.

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

Details of swap:
This round of MCDHT will be ongoing- this way, non-US swappers can choose to swap with other non-US swappers, and there is also the opportunity to swap more than once! The point is to send cool and fun items from different countries around the globe so we can all experience other cultures   Grin

You will be required to post a list of a minimum of 6 countries/regions (a region could include eg. Scandanavia, Australasia, or even Europe) you would like to receive from, along with some ideas of items you would be interested in getting (although there are no guarantees, this is just to give your partner an idea of what you would like).  You are required to put "Any other than my own" as a country choice - the key to this swap is flexibility. 

Like the Ongoing Wish Swaps, this swap will be a chain, with each participant claiming the last person to post their country list. So, person A will post a list, person B will claim A, person C will claim B and so on.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REPLY WITH YOUR STATUS WHEN YOU CLAIM SOMEONE!  This means you need to post who you are claiming and for what, how many claims you have made, including how many in transit and how many received, and your location/preferences/aversions.

*Non-US participants: if you are claimed by a US participant first time round, you will be able to opt out of receiving from a second US participant.  Remember, you can only opt out of receiving from the US if you have previously received from a US partner in this swap.  If you have not been claimed 48 hours after posting your info for the second time, you will have to lift the restriction in order to keep the swap moving.
*US Participants may consider listing what is different or specific about your area of the US so non-USers can know what you might have in addition to the much coveted kool-aid, shrinky dinks, and sharpies!

Due to the requirement for international shipping in this swap, there are limits on how many claims you can have outstanding.
Swap Newbies can have 1 claim outstanding
Established swapperscan have 2 claims outstanding
FOCs can have 3 claims outstanding 

You have two weeks from the date you claim to send your package.

Swap packages NOT subject to size/weight restrictions - send as much as you can afford!  Hopefully, this will allow most people to send out twice without breaking the bank. Wink

You must get a receipt when you send - this is very important with this type of international swap. Also, YOU MUST PM THE ORGANIZER WHEN YOU SEND AND RECEIVE. This is crucial to keep the swap running smoothly!

Craftster name:
Real name:
Mail address:
Email address:
What country are you from?:

Please do not claim until I have approved you for this swap!
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: "My Country doesn't Have That" PART erm, I donno? on: October 15, 2007 02:07:12 PM
I'm going to go ahead and post signups today, but if the swap gets more than 25 participants, I'm going to put all  new applicants on hold until I can get a  coorganizer.

Signups are here!

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