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1  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / angel and replacement partners needed for Doctor Who swap--FOUND! on: November 27, 2009 06:43:55 PM
We've had two flakers in this swap, and are in need of both an angel (for rachofthejungle) and a replacement partner (for deadbathducky). Replacement partners do not get FOC status like angels, but will get the awesome package deadbathducky has created for her old partner!

PM me if you are interested/would like more details!

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Doctor Who and Spinoffs round 5 Gallery on: October 30, 2009 08:06:35 AM
Lets see 'em, gals!

Link to original thread:

olive_juice flaked  <--> mindboggld  icebyrd67 angeled
Titaniumhip <--> ehinders
Saor <--> strawberryjeli
Revolutionarygirl <--> edenkitty
Rachofthejungle <--> absurdannekuh insufficient pkg
Mljohnstonflaked <--> deadbathducky  dropped swap
Schonweidersamstag <--> scaramouche
Ellemir <--> duika

Sent = Orange
Received = Green
Late with communication= pink
Contact organizer immediately= Red
Sent & Received = Blue
Crossed through = Feedback given
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / First time organizing- question about other swaps on: October 03, 2009 01:09:56 PM
If i'm organizing my first swap, can i at least co-organize another or do I have to stay hands-off until this swap is over?
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Bicycle/scooter/cycling swap? on: September 23, 2009 10:23:45 AM
I've been jonesing for a bike swap since I started swapping, and now that I have overcome my fear of organizing I might as well just do it myself! So, what do you guys think? It could be for bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, etc. and we could craft all sorts of loving goodies! I'm thinking basket liners, tube cozies, stencilled shirts, fingerless gloves and other fabulous bike related merch. It would be awesome!

Anyone else interested?
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Doctor Who and Spinoffs Round 5 (Sendouts 30 October) on: September 11, 2009 07:00:33 AM

Swap name: Doctor Who and Spinoffs round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Olive_juice
Sign-up date range: 11 September- 28 September
Date to send item by: 30 October

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 13

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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: 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

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326147.msg3766371#msg3766371

Details of swap:
Do you love The Doctor? Can you just not get enough of Captain Jack? Has Children of Earth changed your life? This swap is for all lovers of Doctor Who and its spinoffs, be it Torchwood or Sarah Jane chronicles. So if youve ever wanted a plush dalek or your very own sonic screwdriver, this swap is for you!

This is going to be a very low-stress swap, with 4 points. That means a large item and a small item, or two medium items, or any combination therein.  You may swap more than this but it must be agreed upon by you and your partner, and I must be notified via PM.

I will be matching people based on the shows they've seen so don't worry if you've only ever seen the classic series of Doctor Who, or only ever watch one of the spin offs.


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)

Would you like to ship internationally?:
Would you be willing to angel, if necessary?:
What crafts would you like to receive: (please give sizes where needed)
Any crafts you do not want to receive?
Favourite colors:
Least favourite colors:

Which show(s) would you like to craft for? (Classic Who/New Who/Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures)
Briefly, what crafts do you do, please include your skill level/proficiency at these crafts:
Which show(s) would you like crafted for you? (Classic Who/New Who/Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures)
Favourite Doctor(s): (Classic or New series)
Favourite Companion(s): (Classic or New series)
Favourite Character(s) from Torchwood:
Favourite Character(s) from Sarah Jane Adventures:
Favourite Villain(s)/Monster(s): (please state which show they are from and, where necessary, which regeneration - i.e if your favourite villain was The Master but only when played by Roger Delgado then state that)
Favourite Episode(s): (please give episode name or number and state which show)
Favourite Pairing(s)/Relationship(s):
Any Favourite Quote(s):

Anything you can't stand (Doctor/Companion/Character/Pairing/Episode etc):
For New Who fans, are you up to date on the current series ?
For Torchwood fans, are you up to date on the current series, Children of Earth?

Are there items made during the previous rounds that you love?

Any other dream item?

Any Allergies?
Any allergens?

Wist or other wishlists you want your partner to know about (please paste links here):
Do you prefer nic nacks or useful items?

Anything else you think your partner should 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.

Previous swap galleries:

6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Keychain wallets- Honest Opinions Needed! on: August 06, 2009 06:23:52 PM
I posted these over on the regular sewing board, but I was also hoping to get some business-geared advice on them. Couple of questions:

Would you buy them?
What do you think of the decorative stitches- too hokey?
What else do you think would help make them seem more professional? What about piping? I'm already using snaps on this next set (making them now).

These are just the first two prototypes I made for a friend and I to use, so I would work a bit harder at cleaning up the stitches (some of the waves are a bit wonky, and so are the scallops) if i were to sell them. I'd just like to know if anyone but my small group of friends would actually use something like this.

I would really love any feedback you can think of! Both of my parents were pretty unimpressed and they are usually pretty encouraging. I can't tell if it's just because they are too old to think something like this is useful, or if it really isn't all that great.

I have more backstory on the original post here:
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Keychain Wallets on: August 06, 2009 05:10:10 PM
One of the first things I got from my college when I was being recruited was this little plastic wallet thing that goes on your keyring, and it was my constant companion my freshmen year. Actually, all of us loved our wallets. They didn't have a closure, they were made out of flimsy plastic but they were the best thing for a girl like me to have. Because it fit on my keychain it was easy to stick in my pocket and go to the dining hall, or bring on a wal-mart run. Not to mention that I'm really forgetful so it was really nice to have all the traveling essentials hooked together!

Anyway, the summer of my freshmen year my wallet finally gave up the ghost. My first attempt to recreate it is buried somewhere in this forum, but it wasn't very well-built. Having acquired much more sewing knowhow I made a second (and third, and fourth, and fifth) attempt:

So, what do you think? I could use some honest feedback- my mom wasn't too impressed with them, so now I'm not really sure if I'm crazy.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage pin/brooch display on: August 05, 2009 09:50:33 AM
So I know this isn't very crafty, but I just had to share. maybe it will give someone some good inspiration!

When my mom was young, she was really into collecting pins and brooches. So my grandma gave her a collection of her own pins and brooches to add to mom's collection. In turn, when I was younger I amassed a collection of pinback buttons and my mom gifted me her collection. I used to spend hours going through the jewelry box of pins, in love with each one my mom gave me. I'd arrange and rearrange them until the cows came home. As most things from my childhood do, they ended up buried. I just didn't know what to do with them so they sat pinned to a camera bag until yesterday. The frame came from a yard sale a few months ago, and i thought it went perfectly with the pins.

This isn't all of them, but its a collection of the ones that meant the most to me.

Oh, the fence pin opens, and bugs bunny is inside. I got him on our big disney world/universal studios trip when i was little.

The telephone's my favorite! Smiley

So I hope someone gets some good crafty inspiration from my simple and sappy little project!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / French beaded flowers- a first attempt on: August 04, 2009 09:29:07 AM
Well, technically a second and third attempt- my first is a little embarrassing.

Anyway, being off of school for the summer (it's my first summer not taking classes. Woo!) i'm blowing through my craft supplies at super sonic speeds! I've recently been on a jewery kick but have never really touched my collection of seed beads. I bought them in 8th grade and haven't so much as sniffed at them since. But, I ran out of earwires and bracelet toggles and all of the sudden tiny beads looked a lot more interesting! So I browsed the beading forum and found some french beaded flowers and fell madly in love. These are by no means as exceptional as the ones here, but I'm not too embarrassed for a first attempt.

Onto the pictures!

This one's going on a friend's ringbearer pillow.

This one's my favorite. :.)

Both together

So what do you think? I know i've got a lot to learn, but aside from basic leaf making I couldn't find too much else on the 'net. Any one know of good sites?
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Lots 'o new stuff on: August 03, 2009 10:15:41 AM
Since I decided to take a break from classwork this summer, i've had plenty of time to craft. It's been so nice! My recent kick has been an effort to seriously cut down on my jewelry making stash. It worked like a charm, but now I feel like my remaining stash is lonely.

These were great stash-buster earrings! I love the way they look, too.

I know these are simple, but I love these beads! They're porcelain and have some kind of vareigated spotted glaze on them.

Monkeys! They're fair trade from a small tribe in africa, i just can't remember which one. I have the info paper around here somewhere...

I call these the romanian earrings. I've been hoarding those tear drop beads for a long time.

Abalone shells and wooden beads. My favorite color combo.

This picture's a bit washed out, for some reason. Anyway, I like this thing. It's nice and simple.

Those great porcelain beads again. The little charm was reclaimed from the cutest vintage charm bracelet! I still have lots more tiny hearts, and they make me so happy. :.) Most of them are engraved.

Plastic pearls. Not much to say about these.

Another stash-busting piece. A bit heavier than I prefer, but its pretty. And I like my bracelets really light, since i don't wear them that often.

Another of the heart charms. Aren't they just sweet? this one has engraved initials on the back.

So, what do you guys think? I'm pleased, but I'm afraid they're just mediocre. Cause really, it doesn't take much to please me.
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