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on: October 11, 2015 07:26:08 AM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by pinokeeo
Relevance: 62.6%
Here's some inspiration for you.  This was the 2007 stocking swap recap.  Reposting just for you to look at.

on: October 28, 2015 07:10:39 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by TrickyMcVomit
Relevance: 62.7%
My favorite gift (or gifts rather) as an adult was last year. My Mom always gets me pajamas, which I open on Christmas Eve (Yes, even at 29). My boyfriend gets me whatever I send him links for. My Mom got me pink bunny pajamas from A Christmas Story and my boyfriend unknowingly got me the matching hoody (that I asked for).

I opened the pajamas first and then saw the look on his face (not to mention the pink gift bag he wrapped it in) and yelled "You got me the hoody too, didn't you!" He sure did.

Me with my niece on her first Easter =0)

Sorry I'm a little late, I'm still working on Halloween things =0)
on: November 25, 2015 01:05:03 AM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Sharalee
Relevance: 62.8%

My package from "LadybugsAnnBumblebees" oh I'm so excited! The stocking is beautiful & all the packages in the stocking & a whole bunch in the box!!:o. I'm spoiled for sure! But I'm still saving them for Christmas! Grin

Here's another pic so you can see it better! I can't wait for Christmas!;)

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on: October 06, 2015 01:34:46 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by SevsOnlyGirl
Relevance: 95.9%

Swap name: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 11
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SevsOnlyGirl
Sign-up date range: Oct. 6, 2015 - Oct. 20, 2015
Date to send item by: Dec. 4, 2015

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

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

Additional Age requirement? No

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
- 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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

We will each make/decorate a 12-16" tall stocking (cuff to heel) and fill it with goodies.  We will make/decorate and fill with our partner's tastes in mind.  Each stocking will have at least 50% crafted goodies, the remainder may be purchased supplies or items.  Everyone must post in the swap thread when they sign up as a swapper, and there will be weekly checkins every week in the thread!  It's a very long crafting period and we would hate to lose anyone along the way.  You may choose one of three sizes to do in this swap and you will be paired accordingly.  Sometimes there will be an odd number, so please note if you are willing to do (for example) Small or Medium or maybe Medium or Large or work with a 3-way swap.
                      Small - concentrate on a fab stocking and fill with at least 3 crafted and 3 purchased items
                      Medium - do a great stocking and fill with at least 7 crafted and 5 purchased items
                      Large - aka Spoiler!  A great stocking and no end of goodies!!

NOTE:  This is a holiday based swap so please do not send late - there are times when life interferes with crafting and we all understand that, however, a temporary negative will be given to anyone who sends more than two weeks past the sendout date, according to Craftster rules.  If you send late at all, it will be noted in your feedback.  Communication issues will also be noted.  We like to run a very nice, fun and timely swap.

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427490.0#ixzz3EMOY6USA

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

Name of swap: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 11
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 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Do you have a wist?  A blog?  A Pinterest?  A Facebook?  A website?  What is it?

Who will the stocking & goodies be for?

Is there a particular crafter that you are interested in being paired up with?

Colors you love/hate:
Scents you love/hate:
Tastes (food) you love/hate:
Fabric you love/hate:
Favorite Christmas treats:
What crafts do you admire:
What crafts do you do:
Any sizes that might be relevant to your partner: (shirt, wrist, inseam):
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Do you have any other allergens in your home?
Do you have children?  Would you like something for them?  Names/ages/likes/dislikes?
Are you interested in making/sending a small, medium or large stocking package?
Anything else that your partner might want/need to know:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435850.0#ixzz3np0piDhJ

SWAPPERS                            Check Ins Completed (as of Nov. 15th)

SevsOnlyGirl                 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
quaggy                         1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Anubisheart                   1, 2, 3, 5
roler                              1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
LadybugsAndBumblebees 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6  
lindyv321                        1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
aspenwall                        1,2, 3,4, 5, 6
mom2em                         1, 2 3, 4,5, 6
Averia                              1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Thimbles71                       1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Sharalee                           1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Sarasmile                          1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
kmac                                1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
CraftyMamaBee                 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
edelC                                1,2,3,4, 5, 6
teag                                  1,2,3,4, 5, 6
hippycannibal                     1, missed 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
TAOJ                                 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6
BadWolf                             1,2,3,4, 5, 6
Muahahahaha                     1,2,3, 4, 5
sewmess                             1,2,3,4, 5, 6
Carbine_corgi                      1,2,3, 4, 5, 6
pinokeeo                             1,2,3,4, 5, 6
TrickyMcVomit                     1,2,3, 4, 5, 6
bellyjewel                            1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6
plaidpineapple                      1,2,3, 4, 5, 6
onecrazymom                       1,2,3,, 4, 5, 6
snowyangel                          1,2,3,4, 5, 6
texscrapper                          1,2,3,4, 5, 6


quaggy <---> lindyv321
muahahahaha <---> TAOJ
edelC <---> roler
sewmess <---> snowyangel
texscrapper <---> Sarasmile
Sharalee <---> LadybugsAndBumblebees
CraftyMamaBee <---> Thimbles71
aspenwall <---> mom2em
plaidpineapple <---> bellyjewel
BadWolf <---> SevsOnlyGirl
teag <---> pinokeeo
hippycannibal---> onecrazymom---> kmac---> hippycannibal
TrickyMcVomit <---> Anubisheart
Averia <---> Carbine_corgi
on: October 18, 2015 02:48:55 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Carbine_corgi
Relevance: 62.6%
Yay I am in! Info sent!
on: October 21, 2015 04:46:41 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Carbine_corgi
Relevance: 62.6%

on: October 25, 2015 05:28:21 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by snowyangel
Relevance: 62.6%
My favorite adult christmas gift? Wow that's a toughy...I thought it was funny when my dad(not always so creative) bought me a tall decorative curvy vase. The best part was how he wrapped it: tight in wrapping paper so it was obvious to everyone what it was, but to him it wasn't lol. A great xmas memory for sure. Smiley  
on: November 01, 2015 05:20:57 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by TrickyMcVomit
Relevance: 62.7%
My boyfriend and I do Christmas in two states. We live in Philadelphia and my Mom and  four brothers are in CT. We spend Christmas Eve drinking beers with my family and then Mom hosts a breakfast buffet at her house where everyone is invited friends, family and friends who have become family. We eat and get hilarious. My brothers bring a grab bag of random stuff from a crappy dollar store so every one that shows up gets something to unwrap even if it's sponges or rat traps. My tradition is that I bring stick on mustaches for every one.

This is me and my buddy a few years ago (I'm dressed as a snowman. Christmas costumes are my other tradition)

Every one splits after breakfast to do their own thing. We get back on the road for a 3-4 hour trip back to NJ to have dinner with my boyfriends family. We usually spend holidays with my family because I never see them otherwise, but I am glad that very early on we found a way to spend the day with both families....and believe it or not, I love traveling on Christmas. Every one is already where they need to be, so there is no traffic.

I also make a 6 hour long mp3 disk of GOOD Christmas music for the ride both ways. I know it sounds impossible, but after 10 years of collecting, I can do it and i'm good at it and I love it =0)
on: November 02, 2015 06:52:35 AM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Carbine_corgi
Relevance: 62.7%
I used to travel all over the country to see family starting the week before christmas and ending on new years day. Kinda like a holiday split. BUTTT.... As ive gotten older and got a full time job its been pretty impossible to visit anyone. I am a retail pet store groomer, so holidays I work. Now i just spend the holidays with friends and family that comes to see me!


Ok, 2nd check in time!!

How many places do you visit for Christmas? Do you do all of them on Christmas Day?

We attend a party for my side of the family at my aunt's a couple weeks before Christmas.  We do not go to my parents or his parents for the holidays - my parents and most of the siblings are estranged and his parents got mad at us a couple of years ago.  Oh well.  We go to hubby's aunt's house every other year on Christmas Day.

It's a lot more relaxing and enjoyable than it used to be! Smiley
on: November 02, 2015 07:06:32 AM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Carbine_corgi
Relevance: 62.7%
And because i am a naughty girl who did not check in on the first one! Here i am!!

My favorite christmas present was a necklace that my mother had made for me out of one of my grandmothers sterling silver knives. My grandmother passed away when i was 10, right before our family made its first military move so we didn't really have time to mourn her passing. In the box with the necklace there was a lil card that said, and now she can be close to your heart forever. Something she held in her hand will always be around my neck.

Okay, Checkin #1:

What was the best Christmas present you have received as an adult?

The best for me, because it was so funny, was sock monkey pajamas from Santa.  I really don't care for sock monkeys but my hubby adores them.  So Santa brought me pj's and I laughed so hard I cried.  Then I wore the darned things.lol
on: November 03, 2015 06:39:26 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Carbine_corgi
Relevance: 62.7%
Hey its a fallon!!!

Have you begun making your stocking! We should have a stocking party!

Ah! Checking in with everyone! I know there's a long time before the ship date but it's November now! Agh!
on: November 06, 2015 06:01:18 AM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Carbine_corgi
Relevance: 62.7%
Ive finished with at least half of my crafted items for the swap, but my stocking still looks like crap. haha. I always do one practice one before i do the real one so i can learn from my mistakes and not have to give them to people! LOL.

I joked with my partner that i was going to send her both stocking so she could laugh at me and my complete lack of sewing machine skills.

on: November 08, 2015 12:14:56 AM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by Sharalee
Relevance: 62.7%
We had a real tree when growing up until I was in High School & then one of those silver artificial tree with the wheel that change colors! Then when I got married my parents gave it to us! We used it a few times. But when we had our kids we liked the real ones better!  
But now we have had real & artificial! We love the smell of the real ones but don't like the mess! I had the big artificial one up last year so this year I think I'll just have my 2 ft one with little handmade ornaments & different things!  The bigger tree is usually silver & blue ornaments with white lights! I love it! It's getting old & losing it's needles! We put it up usally the weekend after Thanksgiving & leave it up for my Birthday on Dec 30th & then I take all the decorations down the first week of Jan! It's sad & good too!

Here's our tree last year!
I've been working on a few small gifts! Still making sketches of the stocking getting it down to a couple I think! It's so fun figuring it all out & playing with fabrics & desiding what to use & things!

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on: November 08, 2015 06:22:48 AM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by quaggy
Relevance: 62.7%
I use to go all out in years past and put a tree in every room (7 total)each had a theme but as I have gotten older and my son is out on his own its just one artificial tree in the living room.

Here is last years been doing this one for several years.  It usually goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

I have been working on another swap but have completed 1 crafted item for this one.  I was also at Hobby Lobby and picked up a ________ _________since they were 50% off and I needed one for something else I wanted to make.  I know what I am going to do for my stocking and hope to get started on everything next weekend.  Since I am off the week of Thanksgiving and have no real plans, I  will be making more progress.
on: November 08, 2015 02:04:27 PM 
Started by SevsOnlyGirl, Message by texscrapper
Relevance: 62.7%

texscrapper - I KNEW you'd have an LSU tree! How fun!

Here's a pic Sevs - this is from 2 years ago, and a few ornaments have changed, but you get the picture Smiley

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