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1  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Neil Gaiman Swap Round 3 -- 1 Angel Found on: March 11, 2007 09:33:30 AM

Sadly, we've had a flaker.  Sad  If you can help, please PM me.  Thanks

EDIT: Angel found.  Thanks, zkitten!

Name of swap: Neil Gaiman Swap Round 3
Link to swap thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=143686.0
Link to gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152651.0

Craftster who needs an angel: xamonster
Questionnaire Answers:
What is your favorite work by Gaiman? I love them all for different reasons; I'd have to choose between Neverwhere and American Gods, though.
Who are your favorite characters? Door in Neverwhere. Ibis and Jaquel (really, most of the gods Shadow met in American Gods). And Delerium, though I've read very little Sandman, always makes me smile. And Aziraphale Anathema in Good Omens.
Do you have any favorite quotes? Anything particularly Gaiman-esque and snarky. The only one that comes to mind at the moment, though is "Can't make an omelette without killing a few people." by the darling Mr. Croup.

What kind of crafts do you do? Knit, occasionally crochet and papercraft, play with felt, and generally things that cause messes
What kind of crafts do you admire? Anything put together with cleverness, cunning or skill. I enjoy sewn and embroidered objects, as I haven't tried those crafts yet.
What colors, patterns, etc. do you love? Argyle, turquoise, brown, deep red, olive and avocado greens, deep purple.
What colors, patterns, etc. do you hate? Pastel, fluorescent, and I haven't made up my mind regarding houndstooth.

Describe your style, link to your wist, add other bits of information, etc: My style is eclectic. I have two cats, a thing for pirates (which includes a large cutout of Captain Jack Sparrow), and a wist.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Neil Gaiman Swap Round 3 Gallery on: February 14, 2007 05:43:38 PM
Post here when you receive  Grin

Original swap thread:
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Neil Gaiman Swap Round 3 (Signups January 5-19; Sendouts February 9) on: January 05, 2007 02:19:15 PM
Swap name: Mirrormask/Neil Gaiman Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Halfelvenwriter
Sign-up date range: January 5-19
Date to send item by: February 9

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages...if you're under 18, get permission from your parents, first Smiley

Swap Organizer 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:
It's another round of the Neil Gaiman swap (I think we're on round 3).  Whether you've just recently fallen in love with Mirrormask, or you're a long time Gaiman fan, this swap is for you.  I'm thinking 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small craft for a swap package, unless you and your partner agree on something else.

Let's make sure we maintain good communication throughout this: please PM me and your partner with the DC# when you send (or save your receipt if outside the US), PM your thanks when you receive, and let me know you've received, too.  Also, please post pictures in the swap gallery so that everyone else can see your goodies, too!

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

Name of swap: Neil Gaiman Swap Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?:

What is your favorite work by Gaiman?
Who are your favorite characters?
Do you have any favorite quotes?

What kind of crafts do you do?
What kind of crafts do you admire?
What colors, patterns, etc. do you love?
What colors, patterns, etc. do you hate?

Describe your style, link to your wist, add other bits of information, etc:


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



Phantomssiren <---> zkitten
xamonster <---> xoxchloe
DragonEyze <---> lunascura
Halfelvenwriter <---> WhisperedEternity
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Is this loom worth keeping? on: November 25, 2006 11:12:29 PM
If I can just snag a couple of minutes of a weaver's time, I'd really appreciate it  Smiley

I bought this for a couple of dollars at a yard sale a few years ago.  I got it with the idea of letting my brother play with it, but he's bored with it, and I've pulled it out.  Can anyone tell me if it's something I can really use for anything, or should I just put it in the goodwill pile?  I tried googling for information, but since I don't even know what kind of loom this is, I can't seem to get much information on it.  Thanks

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mirrormask Swap? on: October 19, 2006 08:47:45 PM
Is there anyone who would be interested in a Mirrormask swap?  The movie was just incredible, and had so much crafting potential.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Blues and Greens and Leaves...my first beaded necklace on: July 30, 2006 08:27:01 PM
I spent this weekend working on my very own Henry VIII's Wedding Gift Necklace from the latest AntiCraft issue.  It wasn't hard, just time consuming.

Instead of putting all drop beads on the bottom tier of the necklace, I put a blue leaf on every other point, and the green e-beads on the points between them.  I love how it turned out, and now I'm searching for more beading projects to work on.

7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES / Presenting the Midnight Forest clock! on: May 01, 2006 07:24:56 PM
First, here's its past life:

I found this clock at my local Goodwill just as I was getting ready to walk over to the counter with a picture that I was only mildly inspired by.  Someone apparently tried to jazz the clock up with a couple of goose decals and a bunch of glued-on paper butterflies that look like they were printed from the previous owner's computer.  The brown background in the shadowbox part overpowered a dried out pathetic twig that I just knew could be changed to something stunning.  It's not framed art, but seeing as it had lots of potential and I found it in a thrift store, I hoped that it would still count for the challenge.

And now, the finished product:

Sorry for the shabby blanket-covered chair in the background.  I wanted to keep part of the mirror showing.  You can also see through some of the paint making up the leaves, so it looks like you're looking through the trees.  The star-shaped gems along the top of the clock go with the stars on the face's background.  The unicorn is traced onto acetate with black and silver sharpie marker and set a quarter inch away from the shadowbox background; the picture came from a Dover book of iron-on unicorn transfers.  The frame has a couple of coats of gunmetal grey on the front (and half gunmetal and half black on the sides), but I didn't want to completely cover the white because I wanted an imperfect, created-from-something-else look.

I have closeups of the lower shadowbox part and of the clock face on my site, if you're interested.  Thanks for looking!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pirate Striped Wristwarmers -- my first pattern (link) on: January 20, 2006 11:16:31 PM
It's not much, but it's the first thing I've made my own pattern for, so I wanted to show it off.  I'd have taken a picture of the pair, but I needed one hand to hold the camera Grin

I used some of the WoolEase I'd been holding onto for a Jesse's Flames sweater, but the sweater just wasn't coming along, so I decided I might as well find a new life for the yarn.  It also gave me a chance to try out fair isle, which made the project more fun.
They've survived almost daily use at home, school, and work.  I'm quite happy that they've held up so well.  There's a pattern for them on my site.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / It's Wonder Woman! on: June 16, 2005 10:17:16 PM
I did this after work last night, and was relatively pleased with how it turned out.  I found this great sheet of Wonder Woman paper earlier that day and knew I had to find a place in my current altered book for itthe page called "Fashion Personality" just screamed collage.  Also used cutouts of figures from other pages in the book, some retro paper and sticker, colored rhinestones, eyelets, and some vintage sequins and hat bangles.

My altered pages tend to be more like layouts than collagesit must be the editor in me.  This is my first collage attempt using more than just paper and paint.  Any ideas or suggestions for the future?

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Retro Dress Up...pages from Paper Doll altered book on: June 13, 2005 08:19:51 PM
I found this really cool 1969 charm coursebook at Goodwill a while ago, but couldn't figure out the perfect theme for a good month.  So now that I've finished the Traveling Storyteller book I did for my friend, I decided to go a little girlier than usual and have fun with paper dolls and dress up.  Not everything in the book's going to be vintage or retro, and I'm leaving some of the more interesting pages ("If you have skinny legs it's better to wear bulky knit knee socks than a leotard even if leotards are all the rage." and "Some Glove Do's and Don'ts"), but I really loved putting this spread together.  Here's the spreada couple of closer scans of the pages are on my site:

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