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« on: December 01, 2008 12:21:36 AM »




Swap name: December 2008 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: MareMare

FOR POSTING BIRTHDAY LISTS Sign-up date range:  December 1 December 23
FOR CHOOSING A BIRTHDAY WISH TO FULFILL Sign-up date range:  December 1 December 23
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.
You must be 13 years old to swap.

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.

1. This swap is list style, like the Ongoing Wishlist Swap, however it is NOT chain style. You can choose any birthday craftsters list that is posted, rather than only picking the last one.

2. This is a medium item swap. A medium item is defined as a craft or recon etc that takes you two hours to complete OR $20 worth of Store Bought Items. (If bought from a thrift store, estimate at what it would have cost new.) However you may also substitute a few small items for a medium.

3. If your birthday is in December, you can post your birthday wish list for this month. To do that, you must first PM me with the Swap questionnaire filled out and wait for approval.

4. Once you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would like to receive. This is the format for your lists: First post your location and a short bio of yourself, then a list of crafted items you would like, then craft supplies (if any) and lastly you can put a few extras that arent crafted, things like candy or tea. Remember, the more items on your list, the more likely you are to be chosen. The minimum of items to post is 5. Also including your wists is a good way for people to get the idea of your likes and style. If you have any allergies please type them in red in your bio section.

5. Please post lists only in this thread. Discussion can be done here in the combined discussion/gallery thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280740.0

 6. Every birthday participant must make at least one claim. You may have up to two claims at a time, and then you can claim again once your items are received (not when you mail out). New swappers may only have one outstanding claim, they may claim again after their first claim is received.

7. You may get claimed more than once, but your minimum amount to claim is one.  It is possible you may not get claimed at all. In this case you will not be provided a swap angel; angels are only if you get flaked on. However I do my best to make sure everyone gets claimed by keeping track of how many times each person is claimed. If possible try to pick someone who has been claimed 0 times versus someone who has been claimed 3 times.

8. If it is not your birthday but you would like to send a birthday present out you may do so. Birthday swappers who receive a present from a non-birthday swapper must send a snail mail birthday card. You will not receive feedback until I hear from the other swapper that they have received a thank you card.

9. When you choose to fulfill a birthday wish, PM both me (MareMare) AND the chosen Craftster At that time, please request the address for where to send it.  After that you have 2 weeks to get the item out the door.

 10. It is super important for everyone to keep good communication. It is REQUIRED that you PM me when you've sent and of course, don't forget the DC#. It is REQUIRED that when you receive, you PM me and publicly announce in the gallery (even if you don't have pictures). If I do not receive PMs from you when you send and receive, you will be left Poor Communication in your feedback.

11. 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.

Please make sure to put December Bday Swap or something equivalent in the subject line on all communications. The most important thing to me is communication. Please pm me when you send and receive, and please reply to my pms to you in a timely manner.


Name of swap-  November 2008 Birthday Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name:
Address (formatted for mailing):
When is your birthday?
Have you read and understand all of the rules to this swap?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim?
(If not then you will not be approved.)
Who and what do you want to send to? (if you know already)
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No

If it is not your birthday and you want to SEND TO A BIRTHDAY CRAFTSTER:

Name of swap- November 2008 Ongoing Birthday Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name:
Mailing address:
Chosen craftster and item:
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No

If you are already a November birthday babe, you do not need to send me this info 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.

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008 12:30:30 AM »

Birthday Swappers

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1. sheepBlue (12/29) (has been chosen 3 times)
2. CJKJ (12/6) (has been chosen 2 times)
3. Zelda.Suicide (12/23) (has been chosen 2 times)
4. tatooedcrafter (12/10) (has been chosen 2 times)

5. thanate (12/26) (has been chosen 2 times)
6. bsonlytoots (12/8) (has been chosen 2 times)
7. addicted2knitting  (12/24) (has been chosen 2 times)
8. fishie  (12/26) (has been chosen 4 times)
9. carnabystreet (12/31) (has been claimed 2 times)

10. epic1313 (12/31) (has been claimed 4 times)
11. brilor (12/3) (has been claimed 2 times)

12. bronzfrog (12/27) (has been claimed 2 times)
13. sevsonlygirl (12/26) (has been claimed 4 times)
14. SugarySweet (12/2) (has been claimed 2 times)
15. Tiegan (12/2) (has been claimed 2 times)
16. crafty_dame (has been claimed 2 times)

Non-Birthday Swappers

1. MareMare
2. javastain
3. cocorific
4. ellenmarie

Sending late with communication
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Send by Dec 15
bsonlytoots to CJKJ--pillow or purse
bonlytoots to tattooedcrafter--something with lyrics...

Send  by Dec 16
sheepBlue to fishie--embellished shirt(s)
sheepBlue to Addicted2Knitting--ornament
CJKJ to fishie--scarf
CJKJ to Zelda.Suicide--grocery bag & wisty necklace
Zelda.Suicide to fishie--scarf
thanate to fishie--tackyvintage knitting patterns
addicted2knitting to Zelda.Suicide--knitted socks
addicted2knitting to thanate--double pointed knitting needles
fishie to Addicted2knitting--ornaments
fishie to thanate--fingerless gloves

Send by December 17
carnabystreet to sheepBlue--origami etc papers
Zelda.Suicicde to carnabystreet--cloche hat
thanate to sheepBlue--wall art
tattooedcrafter to bsonlytoots--make-up bag
brilor to bsonlytoots--make-up bag and surprise
cocorific to epic1313--grandpa's ties into pillow(extended time)
cocorific to brilor--sleep mask

Send by December 18
javastain to epic1313--resuable bags and surprise
epic1313 to carnabystreet--record purse
bronzfrog to tattoedcrafter--wisty surprise

Send by December 21
SugarySweet to bronzfrog--scoodie and wisty surprise

Send by December 22
SevsOnlyGirl to sheepBlue--wisty surprise

Send By December 23
epic1313 to SugarySweet--scarf and surprise

Send by December 24
ellenmarie to sevsonlygirl--purse and jewelry
sheepBlue to sevsonlygirl--jewelry
brilor to SugarySweet--pin cushion and wisty surprise

Send by December 27
thanate to brilor--altered/embellished picture frames
tiegan to SevsOnlyGirl--Gashleycrumb tinies
SevsOnlyGirl to epic1313--soap

Send by December 29
crafty_dame to bronzfrog--Ikea fabric
sheepBlue to Tiegan--Bird and Cherry Blossom Art

Send by December 30
Thanate to Tiegan--interesting journal/sketchbook

Send by December 31
tattooedcrafter to sevsonlygirl--wisty surprise

Send by January 1
Tiegan to crafty_dame--wisty surprise

Send by January 9
SugarySweet to crafty_dame--wisty surprise

Send by December 6
bronzfrog to CJKJ--wisty surprise
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008 12:18:47 PM »

Hi, I am Amy, my birthday is Dec. 23rd (I will be 26, eek!).  I live in Raleigh, NC (USA) and am a SAHM of a 3 year old boy (my husband also works from home so we are about as homebody as you get, haha).
I sew, crochet, and embroider (and a few other random crafts).  When I am not crafting or chasing the 3 year old around, I like to read and play video games with my husband. 

My wist - http://www.wists.com/amystagner
You can also check out my etsy favorites - http://www.etsy.com/favorite_listings_public.php?user_id=68901

Handmade Goodies

-Cloth grocery bags (I make them, but for everyone but myself, I only have a few so I would love some more).  I really like the singlet style ones (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0), preferrrably lined in washable fabrics.

-Crochet Hook Roll/Book/Case/Carrier (that will hold LOTS of hooks in all sizes, I think S is my biggest) (a little pocket for stitch markers and a slot for scissors would be great too)

-Pair of fleece Pheonix Suns PJ pants (I <3 Steve Nash) (I would make myself a pair if I could find the fleece fabric locally) (message me for my size)

-WIP bag (with pockets/slots for scissors, hooks, etc... and a thread guide would be awesome!)

-I could use a new wallet (I have lots of cards, so I need lots of slots, I can send you a link to my current wallet which is just right pocket/size wise, I made it, I just don't have time/patience to make a new one)

-Art (Crafty related, birds/trees/seasons, videogame/movie related) (there are quite a few examples on my wist) (doesn't have to be a painting/drawing, could be papercrafted/collage, sewn, embroidered, etc...)

-Really anything sewing/crafting related (tshirt/tote/fabric/stamps/jewelry/stationary/stickers/magnets/buttons, etc) (I sew and crochet mostly)

-Also I am a HUGE Legend Of Zelda nerd, so anything LoZ related... (there are lots of things on my wist)

-Knit socks (I can't knit to save my life, but I love all the cute hand knit socks that people post all the time)

-Stuff for my kiddo (3yrs old, boy, train/superwhy/spiderman/mario&mariokart obsessed, getting a play kitchen for Xmas, so food/cooking items for that would be great) (he has his own wist and a list in the COWS)

-Ornaments for my tree (this is the first year that my husband, son and I have had the space to actually have a Christmas tree and we have no ornamnets), I would love ornaments in any of me, my husband's or my son's favorite things/hobbies/intrests... especially crafty ones for me... just ask and I can tell you what all we like to give you some ideas!


-Sewing Notions/Supplies - Double Fold Bias tape, D-Rings, Webbing/Strapping, Sewing Machine/Serger thread, Interfacing (any weight-heavy to light), elastic, velcro, patterns (vintage and new), etc...

-Embroidery supplies... Embroidery Floss/Thread (for hand embroidery, not machine), Stabilizer (Iron on/Water soluble, any kind works), patterns

-Crochet supplies (books, magazines, patterns, hooks... you can never have too many hooks!)

-Yarn (I especially like bulky yarn & cotton yarn, and I am kind of hooked on Vanna's Choice, it just crochets so nicely...) (not so much a fan of fun fur/novelty yarns or scratchy yarns)
-Fabric... Yardage/FQ/Scraps(usable sized scraps) (cotton-solids/prints, designer-A.Butler/A.Henry/H.Ross/J.Dewberry/
MODA/H.Bailey/M.Miller/etc..., cute japanese ones) (cute kids fabric, nothing too babyish, no baseball prints) (Pheonix Suns, Kansas Jayhawks, UNC Tarheels, GA Bulldogs, Kansas City Chiefs fabrics)

-Stamp carving kit (I would love to try carving some stamps of my own, I made lino prints and such when I was in school and loved it)


-Local Candy/snacks (especially things that you can't get in the States)

THANKS!   And Happy Birthday December Babies!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008 01:21:31 PM »

Birthday Swap list:

My birthday is December 6th and I am turning 30 this year.  I live in Kentucky (USA). I am a SAHM to 4 kiddos.  I love trees and cherry blossoms, I love earthy colors (blues, greens, browns, rust reds).  Some of my favorite color combos are chocolate & light blue, sage green & caramel, pink & chocolate.  I love Bohemian style designs (lots of flourishes & swirls).  I love nature and earthy things.


Knit stripey socks

modern looking pot holders (all I have are some countryish ones I got 11 years ago when I got married) 
 Cherry blossom ones would be cool, but really any modern fabric is fine.

appliqued/screen printed kitchen towels in my favorite colors/designs (my kitchen is rust red and khaki)

Crochet cherry blossom clutch:

Cherry Blossom purse:

Home dcor with trees or cherry blossoms - would love some wall appliques/stickers, hand drawn art, painitngs, etc.

Wall art this is cool:

Tree jewelry stand like this:

a pillow or purse designed like this: Thanks bsonlytoots!

cherry blossom necklace or pendant like this:
or this:

cherry blossom wallet/coin purse - I love this applique and these colors:

coin purse designed like this:

wallet designed like this:

sakura tree pin cushion like this:

WhoMi style personal calendar click on the How to use your agenda to see the inside:

a painting like this in earthy colors (blues, greens, browns, rust reds) any size:

a cool journal (love this one):

a knit/crocheted brim hat in this style (maybe a tighter weave if possible):

a surprise!

Here's my wist: www.wists.com/cjkj


cute fabric - yardage, fat quarters, or useable scraps.  I would love some Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Heather Miller, Alexander Henry.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008 01:55:08 PM »

Before I start, I want to say Happy Birthday everyone! December babies need to be celebrated all the more given that we have to compete with one of the largest holidays of the year.

Anyway, my name is Emma and I'm going to be turning 23 on 29th. I'm currently living in Ann Arbor, MI with my boyfriend and his parents and spend practically all my free time either crafting, reading, or watching horribly addicting reality tv. I'm a really laid-back type of person, I don't wear a lot of jewelry. My boyfriend and I are planning on moving out soon so any sort of decorating/useful houseware stuff would be awesome; the walls will definitely need some loving with some artwork Smiley I love all colors, except pastels and neon. I love quirky animals/objects/anything. I love recycled craftiness, using found objects and materials and using it for a totally new purpose. I'm not allergic to anything that I'm aware of.

Here's my stalk links:

1. wall art - big or small I love it Thanks thanate!  Grin

2. magnet poetry (see my wist)

3. colorful quilt

4. some kind of funky hanging mobile - maybe with spoons or silverware. or something to do with birds

5. cool clock (this one is awesome: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267288.0)

6. embellished cork board organizer

7. scrabble message board (i love scrabble - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72019.0)

8. a recipe book so that I can add recipes as i go

9. oven mitts! so i can teach myself how to cook hehe.

10. anything that would help me with organization - I am good at being messy

11. photo line holder

12. cool hat like this (http://www.wists.com/sheepblue/04801e7766c3ad79226775927cb16076)

13. surprise me! <<< Thanks SevsOnlyGirl!!  Cheesy


1. origami paper - i want to make this (http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/) Thanks carnabystreet!!  Grin

2. contact paper for making wall decals (preferably black) something like this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=cat2_galley_7&listing_id=17832922

3. awesome decoupage paper (check out my wist for pattern ideas) Thanks carnabystreet!

4. stamping kit

5. mini wooden clothes pins (or similar clips)

6. any of the Sublime stitching patterns on my wist  Grin

7. Scrabble tiles


1. any local candies or treats! Smiley

Thank you so much for anyone that is considering picking me! I love the community on this site so much!
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008 02:50:23 PM »

Hello everyone. My name is Sam, I'm going to be 20 on Dec. 10. I live in Reno, NV. I am a SAHM of a 3 year old boy, Collin, housewife, online psychology student and an interior designers assistant. I love crafting but never finish anything for myself. I love being organized but never am, but I'm close. I recently threw out almost all my clothes and I am starting over with a whole new style. I love anything 50's housewife/pin up. I love blues, greens, and black and sometimes pink. I love polka dots. I'm not allergic to anything but my husband and son are both highly allergic to a lot of different fabric softeners and laundry detergents. I love to read and study. I'm a major geeks. I can read binary and am as my husband would put it obsessed with Freud. Psychology is one of my main passion other then being a mom. I have a great sense of humor that is a bit bazaar and I am far from shy but I am a homebody. I am a major hopeless romantic and so is my hubby. I love quotes. I love different kinds of earl gray and black teas.
  • something with the lyrics to upstarts and brokenhearts, It mine and my hubbys songthanks bsonlytoots
     or anything with the quote, we may not have it all together but together we have it all.
  • yarn, I love yarn
  • fibers I'm learning to spin
  • knitting needle, especially circulars and dpn but please no size 10s
  • stamps for my monster and washable stamp pads
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008 10:18:43 PM »

Yo.  I'm from Seattle, my birthday is December 26 (meaning everybody forgets it Tongue) and I'm going to be 24.  Because my birthday is the day after Xmas, I'm a big Scrooge.  I live in an apartment with an awesome roommate and am a mommy to the cutest two bunnies and the weirdest cat ever.  I'm obsessed with sealife and birds, I love ugly and obnoxious colors, and I'm always crafting.  I'm mainly a knitter, but I also sew and I have dabbled in a little bit of everything from beading to paper crafts.

My wists link is in my signature, and gives a good idea of style of things I like.  You can also check out my craftster favorites in my profile.

I am vegan, allergic to latex (meaning anything with rubber), tea gives me migraines, and I'm sensitive to caffeine. If you have any questions, just ask!


+ An organizer for craft supplies I can hang on my wall.  I used to have a craft room, but I lost a lot of space when I moved into the apartment.  Something like these for my needles with some extra pockets for other supplies like x-acto knives, pens, scissors, etc.

+ Cat toys!  My Oliver's favorite toy is this nasty stuffed catnip rat that he killed about a year ago, but he's still playing with it.  It's about the size of an actual rat, and the outside looks like it was knit with eyelash yarn or something like that.  The stuffing is coming out of it and it's very sad.

+ Veggie Glycerine soaps.  I haven't had to buy soap in almost three years thanks to hotels and craftster swaps, but I'm starting to run out.  Oh no!

+ Embellished T-shirts.  My wists has some good ideas.  Basically, I love plants, birds, bugs, fish/sealife, and all that good stuff.  I wear a size small, and like pretty much all colors except white and pastels. Thank you sheepBlue!

+ Pretty art for my walls.  My living room is filled with 70's furniture, but everything else is theme-less.

+ A design notebook that I can glue in inspirations, sketches, swatches

+ Bracelets, necklaces, pendants.  My wists has some ideas of what I like.  Ideal necklace length is no more than 17", bracelet from 6" to 7".  Maybe a chain I could put a medical alert tag on?

+ Coasters (non-skidding please!)

+ A soft, warm scarf.  Not too long, since I'm only 5'2" Thank you CJKJ and Zelda.Suicide!


+ Quilting fabrics.  I'm working on a quilt made out of these fabrics (mostly the browns and oranges), but I need some fabrics that are "less busy" and would go well with the theme.  Of course, any other nice fabrics would be welcome!

+ Resin-jewelry kit: molds, hardware for installing loops, bits and bobs I could encase, empty squeeze bottles, the epoxy itself.

+ Random sewing essentials: buttons, zippers, interfacing, spools of thread, bias tape, velcro, hook and eye tape--you get the idea.  I'm good on pins and needles, so none of those.

+ Foreign stamps and/or coins

+ Men's ties.  I'm collecting these to make a corset and a ballgown.

+ Vintage knitting patterns and supplies.  I LOVE old stuff, especially 60's and 70's things.  I have a booklet of patterns from the 70's everybody else think are hideous and I love all of them. Thank you, thanate!

+ Sock yarn.  No new animal fibers (i.e., don't buy wool yarn just for me), but if you have some already and are looking to destash, animal fibers are okay.


+ Swedish Fish Cheesy
+ Sourpatch Kids
+ Sunspire Dark Chocolate Coconut bar
+ Vegan hot cocoa mix
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008 06:39:13 AM »

Happy birthday, everyone!

I'm in northern Virginia, and my birthday is also the day after christmas (hi fishie!) although when I was growing up we always did birthday presents for my half birthday on June 26 instead.  I'm about to be 30 (hi CJKJ!)  and I'm a part-time archaeologist, trying to be a more than part-time crafter, and getting married at the end of April.  Also, I'm terrible about writing bios for myself. 

I'm allergic to tobacco, so please don't claim me for unwashable fiber or paper goods if anyone in your home smokes (even outside).  Sorry!

Besides Craftster, I'm stalkable on:
*My wist is not as useful as you might think (because it's a list of things I like, not necessarily ones I want.  Although I use a "want" tag, as well)
*my etsy favorites (see link in signature) sort of pick up where my wist left off...
*this list has the kinds of things I like on it in no particular order, but if you're looking for favored colors or something, they're here



*art yarn (weird/handspun/interesting... I've got a few on my wist) short or experimental lengths ok Smiley

*cloth sanitary pads (PUL backed would be fantastic)

*a screen printed or stenciled shirt (ping me for size-- or just fabric to make something out of would be great, too) with line drawings or silhouettes of birds, dandelions, or bare tree branches on it

*something in tattoo-style embroidery (a la the tattoo swap a few months back) but not 50's style pin-ups, please

*knitted fingerless gloves or wrist warmers (the kind with a thumb hole)--claimed!  Thanks, fishie!!  Grin

*decorated magnets or push pins/thumb tacks

*handmade & naturally scented soaps (I prefer vanilla/nut/oatmeal sorts of scents to fruit flavors, although things like rose or jasmine are also nice) I also prefer a lighter scent to a heavier one...

*a simple-but-elegant purse suitable for formal occasions that is just large enough to hold a wallet, keys, and chapstick and has a long strap so that it hangs at hip length when put over the shoulder.  I'm thinking white, gray, black, or multiple colors of warm brown, but other colors could be cool, too. 

*handmade paper

*a surprise!


*wood or bamboo DPNs (I have a sets in size 8 and size 0, so anything else) or wood crochet hooks, any size claimed! thanks, addicted2knitting!! Grin

*a jar (or other container) of whimsies, particularly vintagey ones (metal bits & charms, interesting buttons, etc)

*needle felting supplies

*interesting yarn (if you've got a big handful of too-small-to-make-anything-more ends of skeins, that would be fantastic, actually)

*vintage handmade lace (stained is totally fine)

*opaque seed beads

*nature-themed or old fashioned (victorian/edwardian/art Nouveau) rubber stamps

(possibly more to come!  and I would be happy to get an extra of interesting tea, weird candy, or exciting chocolate.)
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008 08:07:40 AM »

Happy Birthday to us!

Hello! I'm Sabrina. I'll be 27 on December 8th! I'm a SAHM of 5 kiddos (6 if you count hubby! Wink ) and a doggie. I live in Sunny Florida. I like to do everything when it comes to crafting!

I have no major allergies that would matter, unless you plan on sending me medications Wink

I like stalkers! Wink
My Wists

If you have any questions, just ask, I'm pretty open! Smiley

Things I would love to receive:

  • A purse something like this
  • A cute knit/crochet beanie in white, similar tothis
  • Pillowcases like these
  • A cozy for my new camera: a Nikon coolpix s210
  • knitted gloves! Similar to these preferrably in white. I have small hands so let me know if measurements are needed?
  • A small makeup bag Thanks brilor & tattooedcrafter!
  • A hook/needle roll!
  • A surprise is ALWAYS awesome!

I know there's more I just need to think! Cheesy

  • Fabric
  • Anything for crocheting or knitting
  • beads for jewelry, anysize/color/shape, glass or plastic.
  • Patterns or books! crochet, knitting or sewing

I like anything chocolate for extras! Wink

« Last Edit: December 15, 2008 01:11:37 PM by bsonlytoots » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008 08:54:19 AM »

Hello Christmas babies! I live in Michigan and have a DH and 2 grown (and wonderful) children. I am addicted to knitting (tee hee), and I am turning the big 5 - 0 this year.  I'm incredibly ambivalent about it; happy to be alive as it were, but concerned that I have lived more than half my life already and have so much left to do!  My birthday is December 24 and my parents were always really great about the celebration.  We always had a special meal and lots of family to hang out with.  I got presents wrapped in birthday paper, too.

Since I'm getting old, I don't really need anything, but I do enjoy a few things, so here goes:

Crafted wishes

Silly or fun pendants, brooches or badges.  There are examples of things I like on my wist.

A rendering of my jack russell terrier in your favorite medium (pencil, watercolor, embroidery, collage, applique, etc!).  I have received a drawing and an applique -- I will treasure these forever and since I adore my little doggie (Haily) I could have a thousand different "portraits" of her and not be tired of them!

Handmade pottery, especially mugs or bowls.

Holiday placemats - would love 7 of these, but they don't have to match - so this could be claimed by lots of people!

Drawings (or watercolors, or embroidery, etc.) of trees in winter.

fabric covered thumb tacks -- I LOVE these!

Notecards or stationary.  I love nature themes, earthy colors especially those that evoke water, snow, blue skies, the great lakes, etc.

A "poster" for my office that says "Pick flowers, not fights!" any media, any size.  I am a middle school assistant principal and I am always looking for interesting ways to sell "peace!"

A portrait of my kids when they were younger -- I will email you pictures -- in any media.

Handspun, any amount, any color!

Your hand made Christmas ornament!  Thanks fishie and sheepBlue!

A surprise!



Wool of the Andes, worsted weight, any colors, www.knitpicks.com!

Harmony needles, 10 inch any gauge!  www.knitpicks.com!

Fat quarters, any and all welcome!

Sewing notions of all kinds - snaps, velcro, thread, buttons, etc

Solid colored fabrics, all colors welcome!

Corduroy, any and all welcome!

Scissors, old, new, pinking, fabric, embroidery, etc. (I'm a collector)


Candy of all kinds
Food from other countries
postcard from your part of the world
your local newspaper


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