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« on: May 02, 2007 04:43:20 AM »


NEW RULES: In order to comply with the new swap rules, ALL BIRTHDAY BABES WHO POST A BIRTHDAY WISH LIST MUST FULFILL A BIRTHDAY WISH OF AT LEAST ONE FELLOW BIRTHDAY BABE.  In other words, if you post a list and receive a gift, you must send at least one gift.  Non-birthday craftsters may still send "unconditionally".  Unconditionally in this swap means if someone fulfills one of your birthday wishes, you will send them a thank you note via snail mail.  PM's or thank you posts do not count as thank you notes.  Negative feedback will be given for those who post lists and receive, but never send.  Negative feedback will also be given to those who don't send a thank you note. Please read below for the exact details.  They are in BOLD.


Swap name: May 2007 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: heini

FOR POSTING BIRTHDAY LISTS Sign-up date range: 05/02/07-05/31/07
FOR CHOOSING A BIRTHDAY WISH TO FULFILL Sign-up date range: 05/02/07 - 05/31/07
DATE TO SEND ITEMS BY:  2 weeks after you claim someone unless other arrangements are made ahead of time

Limited to a certain number of people?: No.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
All ages allowed.

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 swap was organized so everyone can get something crafty for their birthday!  Please read the guidelines carefully.

    * If your birthday is in May, then you can post your birthday wish list for this month. To do that, you must first PM me with the Swap questionnaire filled out.
    * Once you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would want to receive.  The more you think of, the better.  Please try to have a good mix of items on your list.  The last wish you will post is "a surprise."  Then you will post a bio about yourself, including where you are from and what day your birthday is.
    * Please post lists only.  No discussion on this thread please.
    * Everyone will then go through the lists and choose a craftster they want to send a birthday gift to.  Your birthday does not have to be in May for you to craft for someone!  If you want to choose someone, just PM me with your info (including your address, please), who you want to craft for, what item, and I will send you their address.
    * When you choose to fulfill a birthday wish, you have 2 weeks to get the item out the door unless you communicate in advance that something will take a bit longer.  If two weeks pass, and I don't hear anything from youyou guessed it, negative feedback!
    * Each person can be chosen unlimited times!  HERE'S THE CATCH - when you get chosen, you must choose a fellow May baby to send a birthday wish to before May 31, 2007.  You must also send the person who crafted for you a thank you note within 2 weeks of receiving.   Failure to do either of these things will result in NEGATIVE FEEDBACK.
    * It is super important for everyone to keep good communication
.  It is required that when you send, let me know, and of course, don't forget the DC#.  It is required that when you receive, let me know and publicly announce in the gallery (even if you don't have pictures).  Also, let me know when you send off or receive your thank you note (no DC# required, you're on your honor!).
    * You can choose to craft for as many people as you like, but you cannot "owe" more than 3 things.  If you are a newbie and this is your first swap, you must successfully send once before choosing again.
    * Please state at the beginning of your list where you are located.  Some people absolutely cannot send to people overseas for any number of reasons.  We need to respect this valid concern.
    *When one of your items is chosen, please cross it out so that it is easier for others to see what has been chosen.  It wouldn't hurt to thank the person at this time either.

If you have any more questions or suggestions, you can send me a PM with "May Birthday Swap " in the subject line.

Name of swap- May 2007 Birthday Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name:
Mailing address:
When is your birthday?
Have you read and understand all of the rules to this swap?

Name of swap- May 2007 Birthday Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name:
Mailing address:
Who and what do you want to send to?

If you are already a May birthday babe, you do not need to send me this info below again.  Just send me who you want to craft for and what you will be crafting.


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

« Last Edit: May 09, 2007 12:05:16 PM by heini » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007 04:45:35 AM »

The number in paranthesis after the birthday is the number of times that babe has been chosen.
green=picked once
blue=picked more than once
red=can't be picked again before partner has received
strikethrough=feedback left

Birthday Babes:

alteredmommy - May 2nd (3)
catsjewelry - May 30th (2)
domUNIQUE - May 20th (2)
heini - May 4th (3)
kmac - May 16th (3)
Modern Janis - May 2nd (3)
Modus Operandi - May 24th (2)
piratetreasure - May 1st (3)
RedMenace - May 4th (2)
rockstr009 - May 9th (3)
SakanaSea - May 31st (4)
sarahdipity85 - May 15th (1)
shuffar - May 25th (2)
shurlygurl - May 25th (2)
SoonFamo-Artiste - May 22nd (3)
steen - May 8th (3)
Velvet Rose - May 4th (3)

Non-Birthday Babes who are crafting:


« Last Edit: October 23, 2007 04:16:54 AM by heini » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007 04:47:41 AM »

Blue - sent
Green - received
Red - late
Orange - late with communication
Purple - Thank you card received

Send by May 18th

_Suicidal_Angel_ --> Modern Janis (favourite thing to make/Surprise)
RedMenace --> heini (vegetarian recipe cards and a tape measure with inches)
SakanaSea --> RedMenace (Zippered pouches)
Modern Janis --> Rockstr009 (cat toys, magnets and a fun little surprise)
GougeAway --> rockstr009 (shot glass, a diffuser ball, and a surprise)
heini --> RedMenace (crochet hook roll and some candy)

Send by May 21st
steen --> modern janis (toys for cats and amigurumi fruits and veggies)
piratetreasure --> rockstr009 (banana bread and tea stuff)
c_lest_m --> SakanaSea (A spooky/cute voodoo doll)     

Send by May 22nd

alteredmommy --> piratetreasure (something with Buddha on it)
Modus Operandi --> Steen (shrinky dink kit)

Send by May 23rd
rockstr009 --> Shuffar (knit market bag, as well as a few surprises)
kmac --> Shurlygurl (a felt bag)
kmac --> DomUNIQUE (unique handmade jewelry)

Send by May 24th
Sarahdipity85 --> Modus Operandi (ATC holder and a surprise)

Send by May 28th
RedMenace --> shurlygurl (stitch markers)
shuffar --> alteredmommy (calorimetry and a surprise)
alwaysinmyroom --> kmac (a surprise)
catsjewelry --> domUnique (surprise)
shurlygurl --> VelvetRose (Ribbons)
shurlygurl --> kmac (Goddess art)
PimpernelSmith --> alteredmommy (a box of whimseys)

Send by May 30th

alteredmommy --> Sarahdipity85 (some supplies off her list and a surprise!!)
alteredmommy --> heini (handmade birthday card and some papercraft supplies)
shurlygurl --> piratetreasure (cookbook)
piratetreasure --> VelvetRose (crocheted flowers)
heini --> Modus Operandi (a bag)

Send by May 31st
VelvetRose --> SakanaSea (roving)
Send by June 1st
SakanaSea --> Shuffar (amigurumi)
SakanaSea --> modernjanis (a slouchy hobo bag)

Send by June 2nd
Modus Operandi --> Soonfamo-artiste (something with the robot from The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy)

Send by June 4th

Modern Janis --> steen (knitting kit)
steen --> alteredmommy (a purse)

Send by June 6th
DomUNIQUE --> Soonfamo-artiste (some baby items)

Send by June 7th
Soonfamo-artiste --> catsjewelry

Send by June 11th
rockstr009 --> SakanaSea (yarn and a couple surprises)
rockstr009 --> Velvet Rose (Kool Aid and a couple surprises)

Send by June 12th
shuffar --> catsjewelry (business card holder and find some fun fabric)

Send by June 14th

Velvet Rose --> Steen (stickers)
heini --> SakanaSea (tote)
heini --> Soonfamo-Artiste (quilt squares)
steen --> piratetreasure (favourite thing to make)
Velvet Rose --> kmac (wool yarn to use in feltmaking plus a surprise)
ModernJanis --> heini (cat toys, marble magnets, surprise)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2007 04:37:21 AM by heini » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007 01:37:14 PM »

I'll be 27 on 4th of May and I live in Finland.

My wish list:
-Hand made birthday card Thanks Alteredmommy!
-Buttons/pins/badges and/or patches with something crafty
-Pillows or pillow cases (40cm/16inch or bigger)
-Magic yarn ball (I'm a crocheter)
-Stamping supplies
     *Any kind of stamps. New, used, handmade, unmounted, rubber, clear... But   
         nothing too cute, please.
     *Ink pads
     *Embossing powder
-Nice crochet hooks: polymer clay handles, bamboo, fun colours
-Measure tape with inches. I only have a metric one. Thanks RedMenace!
-Paper craft supplies: patterned papers, punches, brads, eyelets etc. Thanks Alteredmommy!
-Marble magnets. Monkey Island or Mucha/art nouveau themed would be awesome.
-Craft books and/or magazines
-Tatting kit or shuttles
-Vegetarian/vegan cookbook or recipe cards with Indian/Chinese/Lebanese/Other interesting recipes Thanks RedMenace!
-Something from/inspired by my wists. But I don't need more chokers.
-Fun socks, like fish net or stripes. Knee high or higher. My shoe size is 38.
-If someone is from France, I'd love Berurier Noir CD or other stuff.
-Toys, treats or other things for my cats, who have birthday in May too.
-T-shirt/tank top with text "Pitsinnyplj"
-Embellishments for crazy quilts and/or paper crafts (beads, buttons, ribbon...)

Happy Birthday everyone! My name is Heini and I'm almost 27 years old. My favourite colours are red and black. I don't like yellow or pastels. I'm an artisan in textiles, so I craft both at home and at work. Sewing, crocheting and paper crafting are my favourites. When I'm not crafting I like to cook and bake, and last year I got interested in gardening too. Things I like: dark colours, paisley, cats, recycling, Twin Peaks, Monkey Island, Art Nouveau.

Sending previously owned things or using recycled materials is fine.

I don't have allergies, but I'm vegetarian, so no leather, gelatin or things like that for me please.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2007 10:37:06 PM by heini » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007 08:33:23 PM »

Hi! Im Sally, 25 as of today (May 2nd)!! I live in Philly, PA with my 2 cats and work as a puzzle editor, and teach knitting and general craft classes. It was hard for me to write a list because I am a super un-picky, people-pleaser and want you to enjoy making my gift, but here goes (followed by some general likes):

*An apron

*A clutch or wristlet

*A sewed project I have no sewing machine and envy those that do

*Buttons/pins/badges, grocery tote, tee shirt (M), etc. with earth-friendly quote or picture

*A big ol slouchy hobo bag in a funky print or bright colors

*Handspun yarn

*Toys for my 2 spoiled rotten kitty cats Marshall and Julius say: THANK YOU STEEN!!!

*A kit for a new craft/hobby (i.e. a how-to, on anything really except knitting)

*A strawberry shortcake (or one of her friends) inspired anything

*Amigu(okay I sooo dont know how to spell that word) fruits and veggies Thanks Steen!!! ... I'm doing a bowl display of these on my coffee table!

*Funky cutting scissorslike, those zigzag ones and wavy lines

*Your favorite thing to make! Oooo Suicidal Angel makin' me surprises! THANK YOU!!!

*Something from/inspired by my wists

*Surprise Oooo Suicidal Angel makin' me surprises! THANK YOU!!!

I like fun and unexpected color combos, and esp. a neutral with a bright (brown and pink, teal and brown, green and purple, army green and pink, khaki and pink, pink and pink.okay I like pink.)

Im vegan and I don't drink.

Im kinda a hippie, kinda a girly-girl, kinda the coolest person ever (second, of course, to anyone who makes me a birthday gift!)

I love classic rock and have a record player.

I like kitschy-ness, patterns from the 60s and 70s, big prints, cherry blossoms, nature, trees

Sending recycled/reused/revamped materials is encouraged  Grin hehe
« Last Edit: May 24, 2007 04:06:56 PM by modernjanis » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007 09:09:39 AM »

Hi, I'll be 26 on May 4th and I'm from Massachusetts

My Wishlist:

* Crochet hook roll/organizer thanks heini!
* Zippered pouches - You can never have too many! thanks SakanaSea!
* Jayne hat from Firefly - or yarn to make my own!
* Fabric or Ribbon Headbands
* A necklace or choker, any size or shape. I prefer silver rather than gold.
* I want to decorate my house with your art, all sizes, media, and colors welcome
* A wrist cuff like the one on my wists (my wrist is 6 1/4" or 16cm)

*Sharpies, any/all colors except yellow or royal blue
*DIY yarn dyeing kit - this looks like a lot of fun!
*Yarn. Any yarn, I love it all!
*Headpins and glass beads for jewelry-making

*Any kind of candy I can't get here in the US thanks heini!
*Anything from/inspired by my wists: http://www.wists.com/redmenace
*A Surprise!

Happy birthday May babes! I'm newly married and live outside of Boston with my new husband. I work at a bakery making bread and decorating cookies. When I can tear myself away from Craftster, I like to crochet or knit, and play board games. I like really bright colors. I love all things 80s, especially Nintendo. Thanks in advance to anyone who chooses me!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2007 01:09:15 PM by RedMenace » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007 01:09:55 PM »

 Hello! My name is Emily. I'll be 18 on May 31st, and I'm from California.

 My wishlist:

-A pretty necklace! Any kind, the longer the better
-A swap journal
-Knitted socks
-Art to put on my walls. Any kind, as long as you made it
-A spooky/cute voodoo doll. Actually, any kind of doll/stuffie would be nice. Thanks c_lest_m!
-Anything with dinosaurs
-Pretty pots for plants
-A tie-dyed or draw on/painted t-shirt (large)Thanks c_lest_m!
-A pretty painted/decoupaged box
-Bloomers! I love bloomers, but for some reason I lack the ability to make them?
-A sushi pillow
-Trim for sewing, especially vintage/weird trim
-Knit arm warmers
-A cute hat! Sewn/knit/felted, whatever.
-Anything to do with Firefly/Serenity, Lost, or Arrested Development
-A tote bag for carrying projects in
-Empty lib balm/chapstick tubes
-Yarn! Any kind, any color, any amount. Thanks rockstr009!
-Roving! I LOVE roving! Thanks VelvetRose!
-Any type of beads. Plastic ones for melting, or other kinds for jewelry.
-Something inspired by my wists
-A surprise! I love surprises!

 About me: I'm a high school senior, graduating next month Grin I live in California with my parents, and spend my days reading books and comics, watching anime, and making things. I mostly sew, but I love all kinds of crafts. The only thing I really can't do is knit.
 I love anything weird, dinosaurs, sea animals, bright colors, dark colors, nerdy humor, hippies, cute japanese stuff... dang, if I keep going this list is never gonna end, so.. really I like just about anything, I'm not at all picky.
 Oh, and... happy birthday everyone!!
« Last Edit: May 29, 2007 08:39:43 PM by SakanaSea » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007 02:31:23 PM »

Hi! My name is Tasha and I will be 23 on May 9th (is it just me or do they sort of become regular days after the big 2-1?). I live in Wilmington, North Carolina (Dawsons Creek geek who lives in her dream world, what can I say?). Heres my birthday wish list:

- Im not sure if we can request edibles, but I have been DYING for banana bread. Im not allergic to anything, so feel free to add walnuts or whatever. (thanks piratetreasure!)

- etched shot glasses (thanks GougeAway!)

- handmade bath salts, candles, or bath bombs. Pretty much any scent besides patchouli. Florals and citrus work. Smiley

- ocean/blue themed bead-orgy bracelet like phizzychick made for devilninny pictured here (my wrist is about 5.5")

- cluster ring size 4.5 or 5 (made originally by catpants)

- laundry bag

- toys for my 2 adorable kitties (thanks Modern Janis!)

- magnets for our bare, sad little fridge (thanks Modern Janis!)

- art to dress up my otherwise bland apartment. Being in our 20s, we have no theme. lol.

- silk-screened tee (XS/S, 33-34 bust)

- tea cups/mugs, a ceramic teapot, or one of those ball-thingies (infuser?) you use to put loose tea in (I love tea!) (thanks GougeAway and piratetreasure!)

- fabric headbands or head scarves (silk/silk like?)

- mulitcolored sharpies (who doesn't need some?)

- zelda: twilight princess or wii themed things for my loving boyfriend.

- something from my wists

- a surprise!!

I'm living with my boyfriend of two years. we both grew up in northern Ohio (boy, do i miss Cedar Point!), and from there, we moved down to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina after we had been together for only three months. i'm not in school at the moment (i'm not sure what i want to do yet), but i plan to go back in the future. i love to read, and i used to act a lot. I've been an extra on One Tree Hill once, which was actually fun. i'm a big cat person (here's a picture of my babies, Koa and Kalix). i also like to knit, but i don't do so very often. i'm on my first sweater (which i started back in september) and just had to rip out my one finished sleeve and 1/4 of the second because i cast on too few for the first. dang. when i'm not doing any of that, i'm working as a hostess. putting on a happy face all day while hearing all sorts of complaints wears a girl out, you know!

happy birthday, my fellow craftsters!
« Last Edit: May 12, 2007 07:37:05 PM by rockstr009 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2007 04:57:41 PM »

Hi! I'm Sarah and I'll be turning 25 on the 25th Golden Birthday (plus it's a Friday, and i get off work and will have a 4 day weekend thanks to that and Memorial Day), so it oughta be a great day. I live in Illinois.

My list:
a foam head (or glass or a mannequin, but I understand those are pretty hefty) - It would be great to have something to display knit hats, plus photos would be better.

a wallet that's not too bulky, but can hold a lot of stuff in a cool pattern (think Alexander Henry, Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner - just nothing too juvenile for this particular project) - reminiscent to the Amy Butler wallet/checkbook clutch in In Stitches (my sewing skills are not up to that level).

If you live in Europe or Japan, I would love you forever if you could hook me up with some PEZ dispensers. Yours seem so much cooler than ours in the US, and Japan has the minis!

your art to hang in my office or my studio (or anywhere else it would look great) - you can see some styles I am drawn to in my wists, but I'm open to others too.

silk screened stationary and/or thank you cards

a block printing kit

a Amigurumi something cute Thanks SakanaSea, can't wait!

Bottle caps (I've been collecting them for about 1 year and a half, I want to make a giant picture out of them)

a knit or crocheted Market Bag to use while grocery shopping Thanks rockstr009!

This may be nerdy, but my sewing skills are crap so here it goes 18-inch-doll-size Hogwarts robes (I have three of these dolls, so if you happened to make me three you might get a package from me as a thank you instead of just a card. But I in no way expect you to do 3).

old issue of Martha Stewart Kids, Martha Stewart Babies, Everyday Food or heck, even just Martha Stewart Living! Or any other kind of home/crafty type of magazine you think I should check out even if I can't read the text because the language difference, I'm in it for the imagery anyways!

Japanese craft books

a couple jars of Barilla Pesto alla Calabrese - I'm not sure what it takes to send "food" overseas,but I fell in love with this sauce while I was studying in Italy with very little money to spend on food. I've contacted Barilla, but they said they only sell it in Europe.

Something inspired by my Wist (see the link in my signature) - some things are inspirations for projects I will do myself, but a lot is stuff I would just LOVE to have)

And of course, I would love a surprise!

As I said, I'll be 25. I'm married and a graphic designer. I love to read, cook and craft and wish I had more time to do those things, but a girl's gotta work, right? I'm also addicted to Harry Potter (like seriously, it's scary), PEZ dispensers, LOST, Grey's Anatomy, blogs and the computer in general, soft chocolate chip cookies, ice cream and Milky Way bars. I only have seasonal allergies, but smoke and strong perfumey smells irritate my nose. If I sound intriguing, or you just want to brighten my birthday (I just moved away from my family for my husband's job), check out the links in my signature to get to know me a bit more. And thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: May 18, 2007 06:16:44 PM by shuffar » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2007 11:16:29 AM »


My name's Wendy & I live in Australia. I dyed my hair purple to celebrate my 47th birthday on May 4. I believe that age is a state of mind!

I'm a primarily a feltmaker and needle felter, but also enjoy making Rapunzel scarves.

Things I would love for my birthday:

- Ribbons (especially velvet), braids and/or ric rac for me to make into Rapunzel scarves. Each piece needs to be at least 10 feet (3 metres) long (any colour except neons). Thanks Shurlygirl

- Kool aid (especially tamarindo) but any colour is great

- Undyed wool yarn for dyeing with Kool Aid

- Thick hand spun yarn (any colour except neons)

- Japanese needle felting books/magazines

- Silk roving or hankies (for felting)

- Agate slices (I'm using them in a wall hanging)

- Sterling silver findings for pierced earrings (I'm allergic to nickel)

- angelina/firestar/nylon fibres

- It's getting cold here in Australia so I would love a pair of pure wool hand knitted socks in any of the berry shades.

- Large crocheted flowers made out of pure cotton or wool. Thanks piratetreasure

I'm trying to eat a more healthy diet so no candy please!

Thanks to anyone who chooses me, & happy birthday to all the May birthday babes!
« Last Edit: May 16, 2007 03:55:50 PM by Velvet Rose » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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