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« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2007 09:02:47 AM »

Hi, I'm Jana. I'm from Los Angeles. This is my second claim, 0 sent, 0 received.

-Anything from my ever growing wists list.

-Big wish Handmade brown bear for my mom for one of her Christmas gifts

-Another big wish Something crafted of one of the following themes for my boyfriend ( ideas: a guitar strap, a shirt, a sweatband, he oddly wants a decorated lampshade, a small oil or acrylic painting or anything else really ). I told him someone ( Calluna ) crafted something for my sister and he got jealous. :
survival type stuff ( like in the wild or whatever )
Lord of the Rings ( not the film )
chess ( a handmade board of some sort? )
Lone Wolf adventure books
Super Mario
oud ( old Middle Eastern instrument )

-A knit hat for my boyfriend. He has a fairly long head so not too short. Olivey green, brown, or black would be good. Maybe a solid color with a stripe. Anything really, as long as it's masculine looking.

-Crafted item on one of the follwing themes. I prefer realistic looking things to more kiddie-ish. Anything with corduroy is always good. Green and brown are always good too. Bags are always lovely, handmade books, shirts, small paintings made by you, are great. As are other things:
Nesting dolls ( more traditional than childish preferred )
A free Palestine
The Forest
Hieronymus Bosch ( I can't spell for beans )


-I would love, love, love a lined granny square purse like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6902891. Navy and white 


-I love this bag. I'd especially love it if I could choose out fabric and mail it to you or if k8kr8s wanted to make me another in the same fabric as the first because I love it so much.  http://henriettashandbags.com/black_forest_purse_pattern.html Yay!

-A solid black wrap dress ( size 12 ). Or one in an apple fabric that I have and could send you. I have a wonderful dress from Alwaysinmyroom but am starting to wear dresses and skirts more and could always use more.

-A brown corderoy bag, preferrably fairly large as I carry loads of stuff most of the time



-black, navy, or white gloves.

-black, white, or navy mittens http://vintagestitchorama.blogspot.com/2006/08/frankenmitts_19.html i really, really want these.

-The eyelet skirt from Knitty on my Wists. I wanted to put it here as it wouldn't let me add any information. I'd like it in green, navy, or black. I'm a M/L or size 12.

-http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTbroadstreet.html In black or white please. I can't tell if it has one but if not, if you add a little button to hold them back when I'm letting my fingers be all free and whatnot, I will be your bestest friend...or something.

-The last socks on this page:

-A black cardigan ( slightly long ), I'm not counting on this one but it's a wish list so I thought I'd list it. Or an avacado-ey green one. I think there's one on my Wists.

-Lined Isabeau tote in navy or black

To anyone who chooses to craft for me, thanks loads in advance!

About me: My name is Jana, I'm 27 years old. I just got back from travelling around the Middle East for a bit and am now back in school ( studying anthropology ). I like greens <3 ( foresty/avacado-y ), and browns. I like corduroy and patchwork. I'm in love travelling and am obsessed with Romania, Russia, and Poland. I like forest themed things, Hansel and Gretal, things with trees on them, birds, ferns, bikes, and nesting dolls, Heronymus Bosch. My favorite bands are the Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Portishead, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, and loads more. My boyfriend lives in England so I travel there a lot. I don't like: metallics, fun fur, yarn with a sheen ( like simplysoft ), when people clip their nails around me, and when people clap at the end of movies.

« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2007 09:10:22 AM »

I claim simplyfussfree for something crafted with a Russian theme. List in a second.

This my 1st claim (this round), 0 sent, 0 received

Im 27 and I live in California with my boyfriend and our 2 cats. We also take care of the homeless kitties in our neighborhood so we feel like we have a lot more than 2. Im a vegetarian and I love to cook. I knit, crochet, embroider, decoupage, and do some other misc. crafts with pictures cut from magazines. Im super into amigurumis and embroidery right now, but still havent actually made an ami yet. I love greens, blues, and purples. I watch WAY too many movies and am a complete and total Tivo-aholic. I dont have any allergies, I just dont like the smell of cigarette smoke. 

Stuff I Want:


A full length apron (with pockets) preferably in an awesome, funky print (check out the ones on my wist)

Knitted or crocheted scarf - pending from mimiw (possibly - either this or a purse)

Knitted or crocheted fingerless gloves

A snood

Reusable shopping bags

Pottery - any type/color - I love it!

Stitch markers - all sizes

Art for my sad, bare walls

Black picture frames to hang up - preferably filled with pictures of your choice

A tote bag with pockets inside

Antique postcards and/or black and white photos (or sepia)

A little bag for my knitting/embroidery notions - with a zipper

A purse - pending from mimiw (possibly - either this or a crocheted scarf)

Anything having to do with Flight of the Conchords or Gilmore Girls

Embroidered anything

Cat toys

An eye mask

A rug

Candles - I like coconut, vanilla, apple and cinnamon, jasmine, lilac, melon

Handknit socks

Books - any book you love, I need a good read

Vegetarian recipes

Board games - I especially love Pictionary, Scattegories, Scrabble, Monopoly, Taboo but all of mine were ruined by some gross mold we found in our kitchen

Christmas stockings for Lily and Josh and 2 smaller kitty stockings for Mr. Teeny and Fluffy

Knitting magazines

A pin cushion

Blooming tea and a clear pot to brew it in

Anything off my wists: http://www.wists.com/lilyvanilli

A crafted surprise - Ill love whatever you want to make me.

Stuff I Use To Craft:

Blank pillowcases/tea towels/canvas bags/Sublime Stitching banner for embroidery

Embroidery transfers - I *really* want some old iron-on transfers from decades past

Amigurumi patterns (an awesome frog thats more like Kermit, less like real frogs)

Embroidery floss

3 ring binders to organize my recipes, knitting patterns, embroidery patterns, floss

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn (any color)

Locking stitch markers

Crochet hooks - all sizes

Stuffing for amigurumis (regular fluffy kid and PVC pellets)

Large, blunt pins (like knitting seam pins)

Eyes for amigurumis

Wool felt (any color)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2007 09:16:20 AM by Lilyvanilli » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2007 09:18:25 AM »

I claim lilyvanilli for a book and a pincushion

This is my 1st claim this round, 0 sent, 0 received.

Here's some info about me:

I'm a grad student in art history, 31, living in North Carolina.  I knit, sew and have been known to make books and paper.  My husband and I have chickens and hope someday to have a farm with a flock of sheep, some dairy goats, a mule, and lots of barn cats.

I love simple, elegant things and natural colors and materials, especially organic and sustainable.  My house and person are done up in various shades of blues, greens, browns, and crme/white.

Here's my wishlist (with bolded wishes that are xmas-related and therefore at the top of my list--but i'd be really happy with anything!)

knitting needles:  long US #11 circulars (40, 32 and / or 24) 

do you have any skeins of lion brand wool-ease CHUNKY (not worsted weight) in BLACK cluttering up your stash?  ill take them off your hands!  i need 12 skeins for a project, so any you send my way are really appreciated! 

25-50 yds of fingering weight yarn in BLACK + 25-50 yds of fingering weight in WHITE [these yarn scraps are for the skull patterning in the jack sparrow socks, an Xmas present for my husband: http://katydidknits.blogspot.com/2006/06/jack-sparrows-favorite-socks.html , and I would really appreciate some help with these in time for the holidays!]

200-400 yds of soft yarn (worsted OR DK weight) for a beaded scarf, in a color to match peacock-color beads [the beads are shades of deep emerald green to teal-ish-blue]

enough of a soft, chunky / bulky weight yarn to make a regular-length scarf for my dad, in a dark neutral color (charcoal grey, dark blue, etc.) thanks Avian Flight!

hemp yarn, any weight

2000 matte beads in a natural color, size 4/0, to make a beaded wrap for my mom (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTtendrils.html )

stitch markers, perhaps like these: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5032001&section_id=5031385  thanks simplyfussfree!

sock needles (#1 or #2), row counter, needle sizer, pom pom maker
thanks ThreadorYarn!

stitch holders, all sizes

handspun or hand-dyed yarn

bare yarn and Kool-Aid for dying

old issues of Interweave Knits

old issues of Vogue Knitting

Japanese knitting books

any modern knitting books:  Fitted Knits, Stitch n Bitch (I have the first one, but none of the subsequent books), etc; anything Debbie Bliss, Jo Sharp, Norah Gaughan, Teva Durham, Blue Sky Alpacas, Wenlan Chia, etc.

if you happen to find it, book of knitted robot patterns by jess hutchinson (sadly out of print):   http://www.jesshutch.com/

this small zippered bag for carrying my supplies:  http://www.purlbee.com/mars-bias-purse-with-zipper/ or a larger one (9 x 6 or so) thanks mimiw!

drawstring project bags!  usually i carry my projects around in plastic bags, but it would be wonderful to have a set of fabric drawstring bags for my small / medium projects!

drop spindle with a bit of roving and instructions

a collection of elegant florals, geometric patterns or stripes (100% cotton, please): yd cuts will do!

vintage fabrics

vintage buttons, especially larger ones

old issues of BurdaMode

embroidery kit or book:  Sublime Stitching, http://www.sublimestitching.com/ OR Doodle-Stitching, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7024425, OR The New Crewel http://www.woolandhoop.com/crewelkits.html OR Japanese embroidery books

OR an embroidery kit that you put together for me yourself, with instructions

[i have lovely everyday dishes (a wedding gift), but no nice table or kitchen linens!  i would love some help building up a nice set.]

embroidered tea towels

embroidered or patchwork placemats with matching napkins

embroidered / patchwork / crocheted table runner or tablecloth

[i especially love embroidery like this, but anything you think i would like would be great:  http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5073540&section_id=5140124 OR http://www.dreamfollow.com/gallery2.html  OR http://www.woolandhoop.com/crewelkits.html OR http://www.purlbee.com/connect-the-dot-pillows/  ]

a tablecloth made out of French bistro-type dishtowels (in brown, red, green, blue, whatever), possibly embroidered as above [cant seem to find a photo of this onlineI saw it in Celine Dupuys Simple Sewing with a French Twist]

handmade notecards with elegant designs

handmade Xmas cards for next year!  anything simple / elegant with peace message of peace or similar

handbound journal OR 2008 weekly calendar (possible themes:  any of the arts movements listed above (or others, like Art Deco or Art Nouveau), botanical, 19th century naturalist, desert, cowboy/cowgirli know, this doesnt quite fit with the rest, but Im from Texas!)

cooking or gardening journal (i love to cook and am learning to garden--it would be great to have a place to plan my spring garden, keep track of which seeds to order and how to care for plants, etc.)

a package of little handmade earth-friendly things in a nice box:  a beeswax candle, organic homemade soaps / lotions / lipbalm etc., herbal teas, lavender eye pillow, maybe something made of hemp or recycled materials, etc. (thanks to calluna for the idea for this one!)

a collection of handmade soaps, especially with natural ingredients like goats milk / olive oil / vegan, etc.   

an embroidered pillow cover like this one:  http://www.purlbee.com/connect-the-dot-pillows/ [this pillow is 20 square, so the embroidery could be any size within that--i can set it into a pillow cover myself if you prefer]

embroidered / appliqud / stenciled / OR screenprinted baby bib or onesie in robot, science, outer space, or farm theme OR any kind of random / sweet theme; maybe like this:

childs t-shirt / sweatshirt / simple knit dress, etc (sized for a 2-year girl) embroidered / appliqud / stenciled / OR screenprinted with robot, science, outer space, or farm theme OR any kind of random / sweet theme

a tie or t-shirt (size M) for my husband, or toddler-size t-shirt or baby onesie for my nieces with bizarre stencils / silkscreens / embroidery along these lines:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=19623  OR http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=58778

a pincushion, maybe like this one:  http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2007/9/8/arriving-at-purl-any-minute-now-last-minute-patchwork-quilte.html

craft apron like this:  http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d115/jmgallo/craftster073.jpg thanks farmgirljane!

hand-thrown green, brown, blue or purple ceramic bowls

hand-woven textiles of any kind

knitted or sewn/embroidered cuff, maybe like this:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5699272 OR

jewelry made of recycled china, fused glass, or stained glass; i especially like these:  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7934106 OR
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5089127&section_id=5191338 OR http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5097131&section_id=5136207

i would LOVE a handmade pendant or simple beaded choker that is green (light green / sage green), to match a pair of awesome dressy green shoesbeads, fused glass, stained glass, really anything green would be perfect

metal, glass, or recycled-vintage-china shawl pin, perhaps like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7131738  OR http://theskein.com/storefront/product.php?productid=294&cat=4&page=1 OR

this is a stretch, but Id love a small, simple stained glass window in the style often found at the flea market, along these lines:  http://www.robomargo.com/Dscn1137.jpg

collection of handmade bookmarks:  paper, knitted, whatever!

macram kit

Knitted Dalek like this for my Doctor-Who-loving dad:  http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/who/extermaknit.html
[he would love the Dalek as is, but if possible it would be perfect if it could be made left unstuffed and slightly modified to work as a french-press cozy!)

knitted robot from jess hutchinson's book of knitted robot patterns (sadly out of print):   http://www.jesshutch.com/

amigurumi robot, dalek, farm animal set, or cactus / cactii

fabric flower pin

OR anything you can craft that you think i would like based on my wishes or my wists: 

Thanks so much!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2007 09:20:17 AM by oneredboot » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2007 09:23:10 AM »

I claim oneredboot for
childs t-shirt / sweatshirt / simple knit dress, etc (sized for a 2-year girl) embroidered / appliqud / stenciled / OR screenprinted with robot, science, outer space, or farm theme OR any kind of random / sweet theme

First claim this round 0 sent/0 received

Big wishes bolded.

Thank you in advance to anyone who picks me. I am ever grateful for the crafty goodness that is sent my way!

The Wish List

Knitting or Crochet

Argyle Head Band https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=74104.msg696106;topicseen#msg696106

A super cute hat based on or from one of these patterns

Really any knitted or crochet cozy mittens would be amazing. I really love wool too!
There used to be amazing mittens on craftster that looked like loose leaf paper!
The photos arent there anymore but they also had teen girl squad embroidered on them. I could do without the embroidery but mittens that look like paper!? Rad.

The franken mittens are also wicked since usually mittens means not being able to get money out of your pocket or answer your cell phone etc etc...

Other really awesome mittens:

Heart Earflap Hat!


Cottons mostly. But I would love some canvas is some interesting colours or patterns. I really dont need anymore flannel/flannelette and I hatehatehate fleece.
Cowboys, paisley, vintage florals. Check out my about me for my likes and dislikes.

Old Saris
Preferably intact with all the shiney pretty parts on them.

Vinyl in pearlescent white and/or sparkle-y or solid purple.
I want to make a messenger bag and other bike related baggage to match my bike!

Crewel embroidery thread. Wool. Earth tones would be superb!

Vintage/Vintage inspired sewing patterns. I love almost anything from the 50's!

Fabric with bikes on it!
To line my messenger bag!
Is goood goood fabric. My bike is a road bike so I would like to stay away from prints with mountain bikes on them! (Think Lance Armstrong type bike)

A book about resin casting.
I have resin and dye and moulds but I need a more detailed description of what I am supposed to do with it all.


Anything inspired by the following is goodgood stuff.

Love love love this in gold!

The purple necklace in this post is totally my style.

Leaves dipped in silver?! I think this looks so beautiful.

Any pendents inspired by the ones on my wists.

Hair pins with cute designs on them.

Any cuffs inspired by the ones in this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211601.0


Anything inspired by my wists!

A T-shirt with a SEWING MACHINE somehow embellished onto it.
I really dont care how you get the image onto the shirt as long as it is comfortable. I fit perfectly into a Girly American Apparel XL.

Learn German Kit!
The boy and I are taking a German class in the evenings and I wont name names but one of us is having a little trouble. I think that hearing spoken German really helps a lot. I was even thinking maybe some really basic kids books in German. Dick and Jane or See Spot Run style. Maybe a kids DVD or even just packages of candy with German words on them. Bribery with candy always seems to go over well. Ill take anything that might help us along.

If you or someone you know is into design I would love an image of a dinosaur riding a bike that I could put on a t-shirt. If I can be specific here, a ROAD bike!

A full length retro style apron. I love 50s style anything!
Whenever I cook I get gunk ALL OVER MYSELF!
Any on Wishing Fish are waay cute!

Bath Stuff
I have this bath salt that totally unclogs my stuffy nose! Its filled with all that good stuff like Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Peppermint. If you can make similar soap, lotion, bath bombs etc etc I would appreciate it. The stuff I currently have is called Barefoot Venus Therapeutic Mustard Bath.

Cocoa butter, Shea butter some essential oils. I like relaxing smells since we use the massage bars before bed and when we use the cinnamon one I end up awake all night! Essentially the goods to craft me some massage bars.

About Me:

Hi, Im B! Im 21 years young and I live in Alberta, Canada. I love to sew and I am currently working on my entrance portfolio for Fashion Design in Fall 2008.

This past summer I bought a bicycle and I cannot seem to get off the thing for dear life. Hey name is Lilly and she is a purple and pearlized white Specialized Dolce Elite. I bet no one knows what this means but I just had to babble about my new favourite pastime besides sewing. If you are also into bikes and have a good idea for a seat bag or a handle bar bag in matching pearlescent white vinyl by all means grab it as a wish!

I have a sensitive little nose so if you smoke please Febreeze, I am also allergic to most perfumes and cant handle strong cleaner type smells. Think lemon, orange etc etc.

My style is fairly minimal and I am trying to reign in my taste for terrible tacky items. I am trying to take my love of mismatch to a more refined place of mixing unexpected prints etc etc. That being said I am the kind of girl who doesnt even wear makeup. I role out of bed and brush my hair (sometimes). I love earth tones and rich colours. Green is my favourite followed closely by purple, brown and amber/goldenrod. I have a strange love for that mustardy/goldy colour that no one else seems to like! I like black accessories because then I can get away with pairing them with every outfit I own. I also adore elephants! REALLY. Trees and leaves and birds and anything natur-y are good themes too. When it is warm out I am constantly outside getting myself dirty and when it is cold out I'm a home-body who spends a lot of time crafting and cooking and reading.

As for dislikes I am not a fan of any brand names, pastels, and while I love Disney movies I feel that the characters are better left to children.

I tried to make this long and all encompassing since I havent posted very much and I dont have much on my wists.
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« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2007 09:43:18 AM »

I claim !b for some wisty surprise Grin

this is my 3 claim o sent o received

My name is Mara and i live in Iceland and I'm 30 years old,I'm a stay at home mom to 3 boys and 2 girls and wife to my dh:)
I love knitting and sometimes sewing but knitting is my favorite hobby right now!
Colors that i love is,blue,red,but i really like most colors!
Colors that i don't really like is Neon and light brown/tan but it's ok if it has some others main colors.

*clothes for me like!

comfy Yoga pants or patchy pants
shirt like this
or just any cool shirt
pj's BIG WISH!
leg warmers,maybe whit some skulls or just some super cool ones
Hatthank you purpleone
knitted/crochet slippers
knitted socks

I want to learn how to crochet!(i have some hooks already)
sock knitting kit

Craft/sewing/ supplies
big cutting mat
eyelet trims
sewing machine needles

Knitting stuff!
hand painted/handyed yarn

soft wool for mittens/hats/scarf
washable yarn
binder for my knitting patterns
knitting tote and a needle roll or other storage for my needles
wool wash


fitted knits
some book whit knitted toys
book about knitted mittens and socks
vintage knitting patterns
stitch knitting books

2-3 yards of vintage/retro fabric for my kitchen windows

this and that.

lib balmsthank you purpleone
hand cream
Hair things(you can get the idea on my wist/etsy)
Toddler bibs

*SURPRISE ME-check my etsy favorites and wist*


« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2007 10:04:23 AM »

Woohoo!  I am so excited that I have the time to join again  Grin

I claim *Maria* for vintage knitting patterns, and a vintage "first steps in crochet" book

This is my first claim!

I am in Ontario, Canada.

My wishlist:
something inspired by my wist. http://www.wists.com/gatheredthreads

most wanted
anything to celebrate my new name!  This fall I legally changed my name to Dahlia (was previously Sarah)

beaded icicles for our christmas tree

corals, anenomes, shells, starfish, other reef creatures (octopus, squid, crab, lobster, shrimp, etc). Small sizes please - up to 4 inches or so. I am building a crafted coral reef around the base of my aquarium.  There are examples and pattern links on my wist.
dark grey or black wool scarf
dark grey or black knitted mittens

remote holder for our living room (I can give you sizes for pockets; room is in earth tones)
tote to take to the park in the summer (roomy, and it needs to be easy to wipe off - made with vinyl tablecloth fabric or something?)
thread catcher (like this http://www.kquilts-studio.com/pincushionthread_catcher_tutori.htm ) I can fill it with sand, if it's easier to mail

beads or jewelry
any nature-inspired pendant or floral pendant

other crafts
crochet hooks with polymer clay handles
fridge magnets

general inspirations for any craft
I would love anything inspired by a sugar skull robot - the only example I have is a picture of a tattoo lol http://www.zhippo.com/NateBeaversHOSTED/images/gallery/nate%20beavers-robo%20skull-gallery1.jpg

or anything inspired by the Vintage Fairies at www.sallyjean.com  I love the creative fairy with the saying "sometimes there was a storm in her brain".  I also love the art fairies with the saying "I must make art".

or anything inspired by the Salvador Dali quote in my siggie, or the Van Gogh quote "I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate"

or anything inspired by the animal axolotl http://www.bogleech.com/pkmn-axolotl.jpg

anything animal crossing related

anything sushi related

needle felting kit
wet felting kit
messenger bag kit: I have the fabric (dark blue), but I'd love instructions for one with a zip pocket and divider inside, plus any hardware (strap, zip, anything else I might need!)


felting needles

dark chocolate is always welcome Wink as are flavourful candies (spicy, or sour, but not super sour)

samples of other fibers for spinning (soy, angora, etc)

handspun yarn

recycled sari yarn or any other unique yarn

200g of lace weight yarn in green, blue, or purple

fabrics from around the world (kimono silks, african dyes & batiks, etc)

very sheer, see-through fabrics for layering on wallhangings - nets, tulles, scrims, gauzes, etc.

any quilt magazines you no longer want/need!

About me: I am 35.  I have a hubby, 4 year old daughter, dog, cat, lovebird, fish.  I work at home as a programmer, and am taking a City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting certificate.  I also knit/crochet.  My favourite colours are purple, blue, pink, green, and any variety of earth tones.  I love nature and natural designs, retro, modern, etc.
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« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2007 10:20:41 AM »

I claim gatheredthreads for:

anything to celebrate my new name!  This fall I legally changed my name to Dahlia (was previously Sarah)

This is my first claim this round.

About me - I live in Alberta, Canada and I'm a mostly stay-at-home Mom with 2 teenage sons (one finished school and the other I am homeschooling in grade 11) and a wonderful hubby!!  I do have a casual bank teller job that mainly keeps me busy in summer and December.  I'm one of the 'older' ones here (yes, I'm over 40!)  My main hobby at the moment is quilting but I also crochet, tole paint, cross stitch and I've been know to try lots of other crafts at least once.

This is my short list and if it stalls, I'll try to add more later.

Knit dishcloths - in bright colors (really, the brighter the better)

Tea towels with toppers so they can hang on my stove (I have gotten quite a few this year already but I never seem to have enough.)  We are in the process of a kitchen renovation and so the colors I'd like for the toppers are dark green, beige, brown or gold.  You can sew, knit or crochet the toppers.

Cotton fabric for quilting.  Any bright colors or fabric suitable for using in a baby quilt (except pastels) - I have a few to make in the next few months and my stash needs a little help.  At least a FQ/piece, please.

A stenciled or silk screened t-shirt for my hubby.  He wears a men's x-large and any color except white is great.  His favorite 'themes' are Coca-cola and the characters from M&M's.  If you claim this and want more ideas, PM me.

A stenciled or silk screen t-shirt for one (or both) of my sons.  They both wear men's medium and they'd be very happy with something related to either ice hockey or mountain bikes.  Again, no white shirts but orange, brown or green would be perfect.

Knit bootie style slippers for me (ladies 9-10) in dark blue, dark green or purple.

Check out my wists too!

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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2007 11:15:14 AM »

I claim Homerof2 for bright dishcloths and probably something wisty too.

This is my second claim of two, none sent yet.

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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2007 11:32:55 AM »

Annchens wishlist

I live in Uppsala, Sweden. I'm 25 years old and since my fiance is away working I live alone at the moment. I'm currently stressed out about my thesis and also a bit stressed out about living alone :/

Knitting is my stress relief, but I also like to make designs with hama/perler beads and paint on anything that sits still long enough. I sew sometimes, mostly when I get a crazy idea for a gift to someone I like, and while I can handle a sewing machine I'm not that good at it. As you can see I write way too much...

I've got rheumatism that affects my hips, knees and shoulders and I love to be warm and snuggly since being cold can make it worse. I've recently discovered the wonder that is wrist warmers.

Likes: Chocolate, the way fresh ginger smells, baking cupcakes, roleplay and table top roleplay, sushi, to pet furry things, candlelight, steam sauna and other hot things.

Dislikes: Icy rain, cooold, overcooked pasta, bitchy notes in the laundry room, pastels.

I like bright fiery colours, but I can't wear bright red or things like that close to my face without looking like a vampire Sad Black, red (not tomato red), different purple colours... Green can be nice. Chocolate brown too. I'm not that good at figuring out what colours look good on me... Rainbow-colour if it's not a pastel rainbow. Anything goes for socks Cheesy

List, in no particular order:

Sewn things
A scoodie with dark purple fur lining. Not too bright purple (I'm not good at describing colours). I don't mind looking like I killed a Muppet, but I don't like blindingly bright colours next to my face since I'm pretty pale. My winter jacket is dark purple, more blueish than reddish if that makes sense.

A Kroko hot water bottle cover like the poor guy from The Asylum (http://www.parapluesch.de/). There is a Kroko plushie in my wists but I like the way he looks in the game more. I have a hot water bottle already and I can measure it for you.

Cloth pads or just a cloth pad. I've been wanting to try the circle pad but any model will do. I'm not a heavy bleeder and I'm just as happy with pads without wings. Recycled fabrics are fine and I don't mind bright colours to bleed on Wink
Circle pad: http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/

A bag for storing my knitting when I want to take a project with me.

A nice tote bag, but not too big. If I have a big bag I stuff too much junk in it and can't carry it Smiley It needs to hold keys, phone, wallet and maybe a knitting or a book.

Yarny things
A knitted or crocheted beard.
I'm way to amused by this picture (I like the lower one better, but anything is good): http://www.pleasancepages.co.uk/node/1240

The flat kitty coaster from my wists. Any kitty-colour and pattern as long as it looks cute and squashed. If you feel like making a different kind of squashed animal that's fine too.

This red eyed tree frog: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195987.0

Craft supplies
Felt soap kit (or just a felted soap, they look so neat)

Or a soap kit? I'd like to try soap making but I'm not sure where to start...

If you have hama beads or perler beads (or similar beads) you don't use I'll gladly take them Grin pending from la_chrystelle

Small things/misc
Dpn point protectors to keep my socks-in-progress from poking innocent bystanders.

Earrings like these: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15623.0

Sewer slug from Flushed away. As a plushie or polymer clay thing perhaps?

Hair clips or something to keep my hair out of my face. pending from la_chrystelle

Small things to put in a magic yarnball for my 13 year old cousin who just got into knitting. She made two hats in just a few weeks and is already plotting the next step. pending from la_chrystelle

A feel good package something to brighten my day. It gets so dark and depressing at this time of the year.

Something inspired by my wists.
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2007 11:55:05 AM »

I claim Annchen for kooolaid from her wists (and some yarn to use it on)

this is my second claim this round, 1 in transit, and i'm in Wisconsin.

wish list (really big wishes in bold red)!


a satchel bag like this http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTsatchel.html  (bright colors, use up all your felting colors?)

Purple and white, thick gloves (not mittens, please) or fingerless mitts in purple - I had gotten a pair of gloves that appear to be out of something similar to peaches n cream, in purple and white stripes, and one got lost.... and I could really use something to keep my hands warm for the wisconsin winters!

An earflap hat for my son - he actually wants one - PM me for color and style, I have a bunch of patterns bookmarked


a superlong stocking cap - I found this pattern for one, I"m thinking one that's long enough to wrap around your neck like a scarf?  http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/fiber_arts/105304

this felted backgammon board (or something similar)  http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5311864,00.html

i love this felted bag - http://www.talklikeapirate.com/knitlikeapirate.html

Hand knitted socks - I heard they're not too terribly time consuming... (and my son says he'd like socks too, if someone was inclined to make them for him)

the felted monster slippers in the SNB book?

a flamenco skirt like this https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=3905.msg29436#msg29436

a corset top - the kind with the mini-hooks up the front?  I have one, and i love it, would love another one!

6" pieced squares for my craftster quilt - I'd prefer they not be plain 6" squares of fabric, but the pieced ones?

can anyone figure out how to make a shrug jacket like this?  I LOVE this jacket, but this is the only picture I have of it

another big wish - the pants from Burda Pattern number 8316 - they're a pair of pants that I love - view A (long, not crops) in the smallest size (and we can talk about sizing) (I can provide pattern and fabric, I just need someone who's a better sewer than I to actually make 'em)

I love this corset top - can even send the fabric for it!

this skirt - anyone think they can find a pattern and make one?  it doesn't need to be so long... mid-calf would be perfect

If anyone loves to sew, I love this skirt!  would love a soft drapey sort of fabric

a shirt like this, but long enough to tuck in - PM for sizing, please

Amy Butler Weekender bag

i love the idea of this comic book clutch... anyone want to give it a try?


Sock yarn in a fun colorway, and a sock pattern - i WILL learn to make socks!! <-- thanks, Annchen!!

hand-spun yarn

hand dyed yarn - DK, sock or Lace weight

bare yarn, so that i can dye it, in DK or fingering weight <-- poerava claimed me for some, but I'm a yarn addict!!

crafting supplies:
  • soap making supplies - coconut oil, a soap making box mold
  • chunky weight wool - it's not like thick n quick, and it's not  like regular wool - it's somewhere in between, with a gauge of about 3-4 st. / 1 inch on about #8-10 needles...  anyway, in white, dark blue, forest green, deep purple, chocolate brown, something like that?
  • felting wool - i have a couple of projects that need felting wool, especially greens, purples, reds, both worsted weight and bulky weight - it can be undyed, and i can dye it myself


someone made me this bag - and it unfortunately met with a disaster... so i'd love a new one?

a yarn cozy like this?  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21691.msg176577#msg176577

stained glass pendant or bracelet, especially if it was dragonfly or butterfly or iris

home-crafted body balms or body butter

i've seen these record notebooks - anyone think they can make these?  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=160934.msg1623605#msg1623605 <--- thank you k8kre8s - son wants one now, too!

Knitting and crocheting books - if one of these is just taking up space, I'd love to get a copy:
  • Twinkle's Big City Knits: 31 Chunky-Chic Designs
  • Knit with Beads: Stunning Shawls and Wraps: Easy Techniques, 15 Beautiful Designs

DIY kits:
  • drop spindle spinning
  • body butter

Whatever you're really good at - my wist, and my list, are a good indication of the sort of things I like - if there's something you're really good at, and you think I might like it, feel free to plan a surprise - truly, when people make things in friendship, they're received that way, too
something inspired by my wist  http://www.wists.com/Dulcinea  (I got yelled at that I hadn't added anything lately, so added over 30 new things to my wist)

devil dogs!!  I'm outta devil dogs! (if you don't know what they are, you probably can't get them by you)

and if i stall out the swap, someone yell at me, and i'll add more stuff.

... right... about me.  I'm the REALLY old lady in the crowd (even older since my last b'day, but i haven't hit 50 yet!), the one peering over the bifocals.  The one who may have managed to tear up my shoulder by knitting too much.  I have 1 teenager at home, and my day job is a computer programmer.  I have no allergies, no issues with animal products, would prefer to avoid religion/religious articles and politics at all costs.... my favorite colors are the jewel tones, think ruby, sapphire, emerald... i don't do terribly well with pastels.  We live in an apartment, where space is always at a premium... so small things that sit on tables and shelves and don't do anything except collect dust aren't a great thing here.

Thanks in advance to anyone who chooses me
« Last Edit: December 06, 2007 11:56:44 AM by Dulcinea » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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