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« on: January 05, 2009 03:59:35 PM »

Swap name: Shop the Swap Round 22
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Craftster members who are the backup organizers for this swap: lapoli, loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 05/01/09  to 25/01/09
Date to send item by: Once someone claims from you, you have ONE WEEK to mail the item. The swap runs through to the last day of January
Limited to a certain number of people? 50
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes! Be aware that by signing up for this swap you are agreeing to ship items internationally if they are claimed by someone outside of your country
**This swap is open to crafters who are 18+**

Shop the Swap 22 discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285742.0
Shop the Swap 22 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286141.0

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
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that
every participant meets these conditions: 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
- Is at least 18 years old
- Has completed at least two previous swaps with positive feedback: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

All swappers MUST be pre-approved for this swap!

The Shop the Swap (or STS) is a different kind of swap in that we start with finished items.  We use a point system in which you price items in points that you receive when you sell your shop item to another swapper.  Once you have sent your claim out , you can use those points to buy any available item from any open shop in the swap.   Like the real world, you cant spend points that you dont have (no overdraft here) and you cant hoard your points under your mattress (you must close and go shopping when you have +7 points). 

- Post a shop in this thread with at least 5 finished, handcrafted items for the other swappers to choose from.  You can also post a small amount of craft supply items at the bottom of your shop.  **Custom items can be offered, but must be finished and sent in a timely manner, so keep this in mind and only offer custom items that you can finish quickly.  Please let us know if you will be sending late.
-Handcrafted items from other people may be offered in your shop, BUT  be aware of the potential of hurt feelings when selling items made for you in other swaps.  This is a high profile swap that many people see.  Crafted items from others must be credited with the name of the creator or you will be requested to remove that item.
-Each item should have a SHORT identifiable title, description and picture.  Each item should be priced between 1 and 3 points.  Groups of items can be priced at a choice of 2 for 1 (or 3 for 1 etc).  Charge what you think is fair for your crafted item, considering time/supply cost/popularity.
-Check peoples wishlists and use the discussion thread for brainstorming any new items to offer in your shop.


-all persons new to the swap receive 3 points to spend.  This is a STS loan and you must leave with 3 points (in effect pay the loan back) for positive feedback.   
-Your shop must be open before you can spend your points in other shops.
-Remember there are no guarantees that claims will be made from your shop.
-Everytime someone claims from you, you will get whatever point price you have listed for it.  List the claim at the bottom of your shop and add the points into pending and to your points total.  You cannot spend pending points.
-Once you have sent the claim, move the points into current.  All current points are spendable so go shopping!
-When you have +7 points (a TOTAL of current and pending) you must close your shop temporarily.  Edit your shop post to put CLOSED at the top in big bold letters that people will see.
-Once you go shopping (with your current points, you may have to ship first)and spend your points down to 5 or less, you can re-open your shop.
-Each round  claims to and from you should be listed with your point tally at the bottom of your shop.  See the next post for the proper shop format.
-Points will be carried over to the next round.  You need to send a sign-up for each new round of the STS, which will occupy a separate swap slot in your profile.


-Each round will need a space in your swap profile
-Positive feedback for the previous round will be given once we have been notified that all your outstanding claims have been sent AND you have signed up/opened shop for the next round.  If any of these claims go missing you may be required to remake/refund the points/offer something else in your shop if you have no DC# or shipping receipt.  If you have a valid DC# or shipping receipt an angel can be arranged.

-If you wish to leave the swap, please let the organizers know.  Positive feedback will be given if you have 3 points and all your claims have been received.
-Negative feedback will be given for leaving with less than 3 points.  If you wish to leave and need points, have a sale, let people know in the discussion thread, offer some supplies. 
-Spend your points down to 3 if you do not plan on continueing to the next round.  If you leave with more than 3 points, any points above 3 will go into the inflation fund if you have not sent in a sign-up by the end of the next round's signup period.  Again, reminder pm's to join will not be sent out.  You can sign up and just go shopping if you do not wish to open a shop, just let us know. These points will not be returned to you should you join the STS in a future round.  So go shopping!

-Remember that you have ONE WEEK to ship from the day you receive a claim.
- DC# are required on all claims if eligible AS PER CRAFSTER SWAP RULES; if sending internationally please keep your postal receipt until your item is received.   Thin items can be padded with a plastic grocery bag or something similiar to make them thick enough for a DC#.  If your item has not been received within a reasonable time (3-4 weeks domestic; 4-5 weeks international) an angel can be arranged if you have a DC# or postal receipt.  If not you will be required to remake or offer something else from your shop and resend.
-Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

-It is your responsibility to keep relevant people informed of your shop and claim status
-all claim/send/receive pms must be sent to all 3 organizers as well as to the person you are claiming from/sending to.
-Poor communication will be noted in your feedback.  This includes not informing the organizers/other swappers of claim status via the correct claim format; not posting in the discussion thread; slow signups for the next round when you have less than 3 points.
-Do join in the lively conversation on the discussion thread which can be found here:

PLEASE PM THE ORGANIZERS alteredmommy, lapoli,  loves2experiment WITH THE FOLLOWING

(Make the title of your PM  Shop the Swap 22 SIGNUP)

Name of swap: Shop the Swap Round 22
Craftster username:
I am at least eighteen years old:
I have completed 2 swaps with positive feedback:
Email address:
Real name and mailing address (formatted for mailing):

Do you have at least 5 crafted items to start out with?
Have you read through the first 2 posts of guidelines/rules?
Swear on your scissors that you really have read through them?

Feel free to ask alteredmommy, lapoli, loves2experiment if you have any questions!!

Shops from previous rounds
Shop the Swap 21  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280625.0
Shop the Swap 20  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276508.0
Shop the Swap 19  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270957.0
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009 11:11:30 AM by alteredmommy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009 04:00:02 PM »

Shop format

Name of your shop and a brief bio, your location..

OPEN or CLOSED  <<remember to change this when you need too!!>>

-List all crafted items you have to offer, either by high point to low point, newest to oldest-however you like to organize your items.
-A good picture of your item makes it much more likely to be claimed
-Make sure every item has a SHORT recognizable title that can be used in claiming (and makes it much easier for cutting and pasting to the claims list)
-Clearly mark the price of the item (1-3 points)
-List how many of the items are available
-Once items are claimed, it is your responsibility to remove them from your shop to avoid claim confusion.  Pictures can be transferred to the gallery for each round.
-Include a brief description of the item

-Craft supply items can be listed after crafted items.  Please keep these to a  manageable amount and if you have more than a few use thumbnails for pictures.  If you put the thumbnail links together with no spaces they will show up in a line.
At the end of your shop please put your claims list and point total

Claims made from me -  <<List all claims made to your shop for this round only like this:>>
to alteredmommy   fabulous soap (2 pt)

Claims I have made -  <<List all claims that you make to other people like this>>
from lapoli fabulous roving (2 pt)

Started with: 2   <<This is how many points you start the round with>>
Pending:2           <<This is the point total of claims made to you that HAVE NOT BEEN SENT YET-once you
                               send these points get removed from pending and added to current points
Current:1            <<These are your spendable points from claims that you HAVE SENT-the point value of any
                                claims you make gets deducted from here

TOTAL: 3           <<This is the total of PENDING and CURRENT points.  When the total is +7 you must temporarily
                               close your shop and spend (using current points) down to 5 or less

A wishlist of items you would love to see in peoples shops can be included at the bottom of your shop   

Claim/Send/Receive pm format
All pms must be sent to all 3 organizers alteredmommy, lapoli, loves2experiment AND the person you are claiming/sending/receiving from.  All pms must be sent in the proper format to be valid, the FIRST properly formatted claim for any item wins the claim. 

Here is an example of a claim made on January 1:
To: alteredmommylapoliloves2experimentPhizzychick
Subject: STS 22 Claim

Send by January 8
Phizzychick to alteredmommy 5 neato cards (1 pt)
                                        -bunch of doo-dads .5, bird necklace .5 (1 pt)
Cheryl DM
10 frozen solid street
My town, AB
Canada,  H0H 0H0

Here is a line by line breakdown:

TO:   <<all 3 organizers must be in this line and the person you are sending to.  We need to see all names in this line for the claim to be valid.  Make sure you use the To: space and NOT the bcc space.  Please check your outgoing message copy to see that the correct people received the pm and resend the message to everyone if anyone gets missed-this is REALLY, REALLY important and we dont mind getting copies as long as we eventually get a correct one!  Hint- write the names with quote marks around each one except the last>>
SUBJECT:  <<STS round #  Claim  OR Send OR Receive Please make sure the subject line is correct as it really helps with filing the hundreds of pms into the proper folder>>

SEND BY  <<7 days from the date that the claim was made, which is the date directly under the claim date on the calendar, include this on ALL claim/send/receive pms>>

Phizzychick to alteredmommy 5 neato cards (1 pt)
                                                  -  bunch of doo dads .5, bird necklace .5 (1 pt)
<<the person you are claiming from goes first, you go second>>
<<use the brief title of the item on ONE line (this needs to be cut and pasted to the list)>>
<<each full point claim should be written on a separate line>>
<<multiple part point claims should be written as 1 claim as above>>
your address, written as it should be for mailing

<<you can copy the original claim made to you, make sure you change the SUBJECT line.  Obviously when you send a claim, your name goes first and the person you are sending to goes second.>>

<<again you can copy the original claim, making sure you change the SUBJECT line to receive

Any personal comments or messages (I love this  thankyou etc..) needs to be put at the BOTTOM  of your message so we can see the claim info.

General Info

What is the Shop the Swap inflation fund?
This is where the extra points go.  The Shop the Swap has its own little economy and the average points per person runs about 3.5- mostly because of many swappers leaving with less/more than 3 points in earlier rounds.  The points need to stay in the swap to keep inflation down, that is why we ask that people spend down to 3 pts when leaving.  The inflation fund may be used to offset people leaving with less than 3 points; refunds for claims that have gone missing etc.

My points/claims don't match what I think they should. Is something wrong?
If it has been awhile since you made the claim or if any of the organizers admit to having been drunk/sick/tired/attending to life in the real world when we last updated the claims or points, go ahead and send us a PM. Otherwise, give us time to get caught up with claims. If your claim is a few days old and not has not shown up on the list, please send us a pm inquiring about it (it may have been missed in the hundreds of pms that we get or not messaged to everyone)

I think I have 7 points but you only show me with 6, am I closed? OR I think I have 6 points but you show me with 7, am I open? OR Why are my points still pending, I sent those items?
In general, if you have recently changed your points, you're probably right and the point total is probably out of date. When in doubt, it's fine to go with what you think your status is. It doesn't hurt to include a little note in any PM's you send letting us know, just in case there is an issue. (For example, "XladyluckX just claimed my peanut butter sculpture, but your list shows my shop as closed. I claimed a couple things recently so I think I should be open and this claim should be ok.") Now, since you are the person who is the most up to date on your own point total, help us out!! Please close your shop when you know you're at 7 points.  Re-open your shop when you know you are at 5 points or less. And, if you've sent us a PM saying you sent items, go ahead and spend the points, even if they still show as pending points on the list.

Why do I have to list my claims in my shop? Aren't you keeping track of my points?
Yes! We are keeping track of your points, and in any disagreement, ours is the list that counts. But to make it easier to resolve any disagreements, we'd like to be able to compare your list of what you think you've claimed/has been claimed from you, and compare it to our list.  I do go through everyones shops on occasion to add up points and make sure were all on the same page.
Also, if you keep a running list of your claims in your shop, it makes it much easier for people to look at your shop and figure out if you are open or closed in case you havent updated recently or when the points list hasn't been updated in the last 5 minutes!

If you have any further questions, please dont hestitate to pm the organizers!!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009 04:00:35 PM »

Shop the Swap shoppes......

on vacation!
Avian Flight
cinnamon teal
corduroy cat
Miss Violaceous
ptarmic wumpus
Velvet Rose
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009 04:02:50 PM »

Not yet sent
Late, with communication
Missing in action with no communication
Item MIA

Total Stats:
Number of claims made so far this month: 163
Number of points spent so far this month: 234
Number of claims SENT: 157
Number of claims RECEIVED: 139

Send by January 13
ptarmic wumpus to lapoli - Sweater pillowcase - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to lapoli - Japanese felt book - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to mullerslanefarm - 2 khaki charlie shopping totes - (2)
calluna to Zelda.Suicide - Rules of fight club sampler - (3)
Zelda.Suicide to reese52 - Bazaar bizarre and Super crafty - (2)
lapoli to Zelda.Suicide - Pumpkin kettle dyed yarn - (1)

Send by January 14
atsuko to britnlind - Dragonfly pendant - (1)
calluna to britnlind - Rust colored blank book - (1)
bkrenning4 to calluna - 2 shadowboxes - (1)

Send by January 15
cinnamon teal to mullerslanefarm - Icy blue ribbed lace bolero - (3)
corduroy cat to sewknitter - Black & red w/ owl & pussycat + Blue w/ silver colour findings - (1)
kitschkween  to sewknitter - White/sage fw pearl stitch markers - (1)
Avian Flight to sewknitter - CD drop spindle - (1)
lapoli to atsuko - Owl hat - (3)
mullerslanefarm to freestyle - 1/2 pound: Alpaca white bag 1 - (1)
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - Alpaca Brown Bag 5 - (2)
Sansa to addicted2knitting - Pick a pocket bag - (2)
bkrenning4 to addicted2knitting - Cork tiles + Purse handles - (1)

Send by January 16
bkrenning4 to LaughingLark - Beading whimsey jar - (2)
freestyle to LaughingLark - Makin's professional ultimate clay machine - (3)
mullerslanefarm to LaughingLark - Meesker M2 - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to corduroy cat - Blue/polkadot bag - (1)
LaughingLark to corduroy cat - Beaded flower brooch #1 - (1)
LaughingLark to corduroy cat - Flock of wire birds #12 - (1)

mimiw to lapoli - Quilted denim zipper bag - (2)
LaughingLark to Zelda.Suicide - Flock of wire birds #6 - (1)
Sansa to mullerslanefarm - Six circular needles - (3)
crescentfresh to mullerslanefarm - Polymer clay buttons #1 - (1)
crescentfresh to mullerslanefarm - Polymer clay buttons #4 - (1)

mullerslanefarm to ptarmic wumpus - 2 lb Alpaca white bag 2 - (4)
britnlind to mullerslanefarm - Shopping bag - (1)
britnlind to mullerslanefarm - Knitted bath mitt + Purlin pouch - (2)

calluna to mimiw - Custom book - (2)
lapoli to calluna - Odor eliminator soy votive candles - (1)

Send by January 17
lapoli to LaughingLark - Bag of scrap fabric - (1)
mimiw to oneredboot - Brown zipper bag - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to lapoli - Camo red coffee cozy - (1)
Avesthel to lapoli - Mobius flower earrings - (1)
atsuko to calluna - Milagro man + Kids' circular printable stickers - (2)
calluna to freestyle - Thread/notions grab-bag + Pack of black and red vinyl records - (1)
atsuko to corduroy cat - Sea creatures - (1)
LaughingLark to Avesthel - Charms group #2 - (1)

Send by January 18
atsuko to freestyle - Penguins - (1)
goatgoddess to alteredmommy - 2 x 2 copper face & Dragonfly - (1)
goatgoddess to corduroy cat - Crystal & 2 x 2 Copper - (1)
Avesthel to Zelda.Suicide - Mobius flower earrings - (1)
gala_apples to Zelda.Suicide - Double fold bias tape (x3) - (1)
mullerslanefarm to loves2experiment - Alpaca grey bag 3 - (1)
mullerslanefarm to loves2experiment - Alpaca grey bag 4 - (1)

mullerslanefarm to Cya - Alpaca white bag 1 - (2)
Avian Flight to calluna - Drop spindle - (1)
Cya to oneredboot - Corriedale patchwork handspun - (2)

Send by January 19
lapoli to bkrenning4 - Felted soap - (1)
lapoli to bkrenning4 - Soap sack - (1)

Zelda.Suicide to bkrenning4 - Washcloths - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Lavender sachets I - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Lavender sachets II - (1)

aeronberry to goatgoddess - Puppy/kitty toys - (1)
gala_apples to Zelda.Suicide - Double fold bias tape (x3) - (1)
Cya to Zelda.Suicide - Zelda cross-stitched bookmark - (2)

Send by January 20
lapoli to Velvet Rose - Dark brown soap sack - (1)
lapoli to Velvet Rose - Dark brown soap sack - (1)

loudxmouse to mullerslanefarm - Wool baby hat - (1)
mullerslanefarm to Avesthel - Black icelandic 4 oz - (1)
LaughingLark to RubyTuesday - Flock of wire birds #8 - (1)

Send by January 21
loves2experiment to oneredboot - Fabric covered chunky journal - (2)
addicted2knitting to mullerslanefarm - Knitted & felted squirrel - (2)
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - Black icelandic 4 oz - (1)
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - Raw romney 6 oz - (1)
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - Jacob 3 oz - (1)

lapoli to mullerslanefarm - Ethereal scarf - (2)
lapoli to mullerslanefarm - Green needle roll - (1)

mullerslanefarm to Cya - Alpaca grey bag 4 - (2)
DropDeadSuzie to alteredmommy - Yellow skeleton shirt, lg - (1)

Send by January 22
corduroy cat to loves2experiment - Matchbox labels - (1)
oneredboot to Miss Violaceous - Felt book cover (scarlet) - (2)

Send by January 23
Cya to lapoli - Black norwegian handspun - (2)
Zelda.Suicide to atsuko - 5 blue monster washcloths - (1) 
lapoli to kitschkween - Art batt #3 - (1)
lapoli to kitschkween - Art batt #4 - (1)
freestyle to lapoli - Tetris keychain - (1)
pinkanddinky to lapoli - 3 pantyliners - (2)

Send by January 24
mullerslanefarm to ptarmic wumpus - Raw romney - (1)
mullerslanefarm to ptarmic wumpus - Scoured romney - (1)

Send by January 25
Phizzychick to lapoli - 2 button brooches - (1)
pinkanddinky to Zelda.Suicide - 3 pantyliners - (2)

Send by January 26
Phizzychick to loves2experiment - Bubbles - (3)
alteredmommy to Phizzychick - Altered pages pendants #1 & #2 - (4)
aliciasjoy to mullerslanefarm - Brown ribbon hat - (1)
loudxmouse to mullerslanefarm - Thrummed mittens - (3)
loudxmouse to mullerslanefarm - Natural cotton roving - (2)

alteredmommy to oneredboot - Kilt pin - (1)

Send by January 27
lapoli to penguino - Art batt #5 - (1)
lapoli to penguino - Art batt #6 - (1)

aeronberry to penguino - Japanese style clutch D, magenta kimono print - (2)
girlwithsixarms to Cya - Clear shrink film, three sheets + Gallon bag of feathers - (2)
gala_apples to freestyle - Tan flowers - (1)
lapoli to loudxmouse - Chocolate cherry roving - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to loudxmouse - Porcelain pens - ( 2)

Send by January 28
lapoli to alteredmommy - Art batt #2 - (1)
lapoli to alteredmommy - Toxic avenger - (1)

aliciasjoy to alteredmommy - Fearless ring - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to atsuko - Dress #1 - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to atsuko - Dress #2 - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to atsuko - Dress #3 - (2)

Cya to loudxmouse - Three totoro charms - (1)
LaughingLark to calluna - Tree #3 - (1)
mullerslanefarm to calluna - Ugly - (2)
atsuko to aeronberry - Custom sea creatures - (1)

Send by January 29
addicted2knitting to lapoli - Soft sided apple pouch - (1)
aeronberry to lapoli - Wide strap tote d - (2)
alteredmommy to lapoli - Tiny spoon necklace - (1)
aeronberry to LaughingLark - Yarn blue - (1)
aeronberry to LaughingLark - Yarn primary colors - (1)
aeronberry to LaughingLark - Tote B recycled yukata w/ denim lining - (2)

lapoli to loves2experiment - Art batt #1 - (1)
lapoli to loves2experiment - Art batt #7 - (1)

RubyTuesday to crescentfresh - Tape measure bracelet + Knitting stitch markers + Crochet earrings - (1)
RubyTuesday  to mullerslanefarm - Peacock feather earrings - (1)
atsuko to Miss Violaceous - Pearl cuff - (2)

Send by January 30
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - Black corie 3 oz - (1)
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - Raw romney 6 oz - (1)
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - White corie 4 oz - (1)
mullerslanefarm to lapoli - Black icelandic 4 oz - (1)

sewknitter to mullerslanefarm - Crochet button necklace - (2)
addicted2knitting to mullerslanefarm - Brocade shave kit & box bag - (3)
addicted2knitting to mullerslanefarm - Gecko - (2)

Send by January 31
atsuko to DropDeadSuzie - Birds watching over their nest necklace - (2)
oneredboot to ptarmic wumpus - Felt book cover, forest - (2)
RubyTuesday to ptarmic wumpus - Gutta handkerchiefs - (1)
LaughingLark to addicted2knitting - Charms #3 + Beaded brooch #2 - (1)
bkrenning4 to addicted2knitting - Clock kit - (1)
bkrenning4 to addicted2knitting - Journal kit - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to addicted2knitting - Spring + Autumn stitchery kits - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to atsuko - Dress #4 - (2)
AsphaltQueen to freestyle - Time for love necklace - (2)
Cya to AsphaltQueen - 5 sheets tear-away stabilizer - (1)

Send by February 1
atsuko to Zelda.Suicide - Jungle animals - (1)
AsphaltQueen to Cya - Handknit alpaca socks, brown - (3)
goadgoddess to AsphaltQueen - Fabric shrine/robin on blue fabric on wool felt - (2)
goadgoddess to AsphaltQueen - Altered domino/face + Copper butterfly - (1)

Send by February 2
Phizzychick to oneredboot - Felt bead necklace - (1)
Phizzychick to oneredboot - Button brooches - (1)

LaughingLark to pinkanddinky - Beaded flower brooches #6 & #4 - (1)

Send by February 3
AsphaltQueen to pinkanddinky - Handknit alpaca socks, green - (3)
atsuko to addicted2knitting - Crabs & giraffe pins - (1)
freestyle to Avian Flight - Headband 5, bees/gold hearts - (1)
pinkanddinky to AsphaltQueen - Jar lamp fixture - (2)
Phizzychick to AsphaltQueen - Underclothing girl print - (1)
AsphaltQueen to ptarmic wumpus - Green wool peru socks - (3)
AsphaltQueen to ptarmic wumpus - White alpaca gloves - (3)

atsuko to aeronberry - Sea creatures 2 - (1)
mimiw to aliciasjoy - Card wallet #2 - (1)
mullerslanefarm to aliciasjoy - Lavender & tea tree soap - (1)
mullerslanefarm to aliciasjoy - Oatmeal, milk & honey soap - (1)

freestyle to AsphaltQueen - Random box o goodness - (1)

Send by February 4
Avian Flight to girlwithsixarms - Mini scotty Dog, Mushrooms charm, Cherry blossoms domino pendant - (1)
addicted2knitting to girlwithsixarms - SMS zippered pouch, blue with peace signs - (1)

Send by February 5
mullerslanefarm to Phizzychick - Oatmeal milk & honey - (1)
pinkanddinky to Phizzychick - Pantyliners - (2)
LaughingLark to Phizzychick - Tree #1 - (1)

Send by February 6
corduroy cat to sewknitter - Stylish purse - (1)   VOID 
LaughingLark to sewknitter - Charms group #12 & Dragonfly charms  #1 - (1)
oneredboot to AsphaltQueen - Vintage lace - (1)

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last updated:

31 january 2009 @ 1112am est

name current/pending/total

addicted2knitting   5   1   6
aeronberry   9   0   9
aliciasjoy   4   0   4
alteredmommy   3   0   3
asphaltqueen   9   0   9
atsuko   6   0   6
avesthel   3   0   3
avian flight   3   0   3
bkrenning4   5   2   7
britnlind   1   3   4
calluna   1   0   1
cinnamon teal   3   0   3
corduroy cat   1   1   2
crescentfresh   3   0   3
cya   1   0   1
dropdeadsuzie   3   0   3
freestyle   1   2   3
gala_apples   5   0   5
girlwithsixarms   2   0   2
goatgoddess   7   0   7
hotty_blond2000   3   0   3
kitschkween   1   0   1
la_chrystelle   6   0   6
lapoli   3   0   3
laughinglark   4   1   5
loudxmouse   4   0   4
loves2experiment   2   0   2
mimiw   3   1   4
miss violaceous   1   0   1
mullerslanefarm   2   1   3
nosusanfx   1   0   1
oneredboot   2   1   3
penguino   4   0   4
phizzychick   3   0   3
pinkanddinky   0   4   4
ptarmic wumpus   1   0   1
purpleone   0   0   0
reese52   4   0   4
rubytuesday   6   0   6
sansa   5   0   5
selkie   3   0   3
sewknitter   0   0   0
the_bees_knees   3   0   3
velvet rose   3   0   3
zelda.suicide   1   0   1
6iggle   3   0   3

Average: 3.39
Inflation Fund$$:  +2

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009 04:12:23 PM »


Located in lovely Northern Alberta, Canada, my smoke-free home includes both a giant black cat, a big eared dog and an anarchist puppy - while I try to keep things hair free lets just say I spend more time crafting or sleeping than vacuuming......

Sacred Heart Milagro Earrings  1 point  2 sets available - please claim as Earrings #1 or #2 or #3
These earrings are made with authentic sacred heart milagros, glass beads, sterling silver beads and are on sterling silver hooks. 

Earrings #1 blue/green striped tube beads
Earrings #3 blue barrel beads

Supply Zone!!

Whole bunch of craft feathers!!  1 point 1 bunch only!
Tons of feathers in here, dyed turkey (to mimic eagle), large brown- both of these are approximately 12" long, medium white/brown, small white, tiny spotted feathers....  A comfortable 9 x 12 envelope full!

kilt pin 1 point  claimed

altered pages pendants  2 points each  claimed!!
Little book pendants (from the pages of Shelley's poetical works) with rust patinaed matboard tops, hand hammered hanger and little dangles measure 1" wide by 1 1/4" tall (book part) with a total drop of 2 1/2" from the gunmetal coloured chain.  From the Semiprecious Selvage book.

tiny spoon necklace  1 point claimed


Items claimed from mesent received
to Phizzychick-altered pages #1 and #2 (4 pt)
to oneredboot-kilt pin (1 pt)
to lapoli-tiny spoon pendant (1 pt)[/color]

Items claimed by me:
from goatgoddess - 2 x 2 copper face and dragonfly (1pt)
from dropDeadSuzie - yellow skeleton tee (1 pt)
from lapoli - toxic avenger (1 pt); art batt #2 (1 pt)

___________________ ___________________ _________________

Starting points:2
Current points: 3
Pending points: 0
Total points:  3

ART!! - chunky yarn (handspun/handdyed)- big and small purses/totes - crochet anything - scoopneck T's(sz Med to Lg) - would looove some Alexander Henry type fabric (tattoo, pin-up, skulls, 50's retro) - looking for some barkcloth type fabric (50's leafy prints) to make pillows with -  cool roving for my new spinning career - passport wallet
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009 04:14:15 PM »

L2E's  Little  Swap  Shoppe

All items are handcrafted by me.  I don't smoke, but I have a mini schnauzer who likes to sleep in my craft room Smiley  If you have pet-related allergies, please take that into consideration! 

Item descriptions and/or additional pictures are available for view by clicking on the thumbnails!!





Claims from me:
Send by January 19
loves2experiment to lapoli - Lavender sachets I - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Lavender sachets II - (1)

Send by January 21
loves2experiment to oneredboot - Fabric covered chunky journal - (2)

Claims I have made:
Send by January 18
mullerslanefarm to loves2experiment - Alpaca grey bag 3 - (1)
mullerslanefarm to loves2experiment - Alpaca grey bag 4 - (1)

Send by January 22
corduroy cat to loves2experiment - Matchbox labels - (1)

Send by January 26
Phizzychick to loves2experiment - Bubbles - (3)

Send by January 29
lapoli to loves2experiment - Art batt #1 - (1)
lapoli to loves2experiment - Art batt #7 - (1)

Started: 6
Current: 2
Pending: 0
Total: 2


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Lapoli's House of Color!



Art Batt #10 1 point, 1.2 ounces.  Wool, mohair locks.


Art Batt #9. 1 point 1.2ounces. Wool, glitz.

Art Batt #8 - 1 point, 1 ounce. Wool, firestar, locks.

Handmade Dominos. 2 points.  Set contains 28 dominos in four different colors. Great for children, though the small parts may not be suitable for younger kids.  Made from non-toxic Sculpey III. 


"Spring is Coming!" handspun. 2 points. 63 yards of handspun South African Fine wool in pale pinks, yellows and grays--beautiful! From handpainted roving from Spunky Ecelctic.

Green Hat. 2 points.  May be better for someone with a larger head, or if you like your hats a smidge too big. 

Orange Nuno-Felted (?) Scarf.  Scarf is made from 100% silk chiffon and 100% merino wool.  Wrap this work of art around your neck and you're ready for dinner on the town. This is my first attempt at nuno felting, but I think the results are gorgeous! (Measurements: ______________) 2 points.

(Picture soon!)
Kettle-Dyed Silk Gift Bags.  Give an elegant gift with these beautiful bags.  Each includes matching tie.  Measures ____________.  Please choose from vermillion or pumpkin. 1 point/each.

Store your stuff with style in these cute felted red bowls.  Two available, 1 point/each.

Pumpkin Placemats.  Set of two, delicious, squishy, thick, 100% wool placemats.  Each placemat contains two skeins of yarn--four skeins total.  Perfect for cooler weather table decorating.  They measure approximately ______________.  Set of two sets you back only 3 points!

Ginger Mango Votive Candles.  Two sets available and each set includes 4 votive candles.  (I am new to this candle thing, so each set contains at least one candle that doesn't look as pretty as the others).  Burn in decorative tea light candles, put on some Frank Sinatra and you've got yourself an evening.  1 point/set.

Vermillion Kettle Dyed Yarn.  Base yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Worsted weight, 110 yards.  It's a beauty! (And a steal!)  1 point.

Ballband Dishcloths.  These suckers are huge (_____________) and can help conquer any house-cleaning mishaps you can imagine.  Very absorbent, 100% cotton, in two cute color schemes! Only blue/orange available pre-made. 1 point.  Custom colors availables, also!

Mason-Dixon Washcloth.  Really cute, hexagonal washcloth (100% cotton), complete with bobbles and eyelets.  Be selfish and use it yourself, or weave a ribbon through the eyelets to give as a gift.  2 points.   

*Possible* Please contact me for more information.  Freshly roasted coffee beans--made to your liking, possibly, if I don't burn down my house first.



Vintage sak-lites. Choose from lotus (left) or oriental crests (right)--1 point/each. 6 in each unopened package. Would be great decorations, special-occasion lunch sacks or gift bags!

Misc. Trims. 1/2 point (for everything pictured).

Singer Needles. 1/2 point (for everything pictured).

Bias Tape - please PM me if you need additional information.  1/2 point each. 
(Please claim by row/position.  From top, left to right, TL, TM, TR, likewise, bottom, BL, BM, BR)

Bindings.  Please PM me if you need additional information. 1/2 point each.

Miscellany.  Claim it all for 1/2 point.

Knitting Patterns. 1 point/each

Rogue Hooded Pullover
Baby Surprise Jacket
Eris Pullover and Cardigan

Started With: 7
Current:  3
Total:  3

Claims from my shop:

to zelda.suicide - pumpkin kettle dyed yarn (1)
to atsuko - owl hat (3)
to calluna - set of 4 odor eliminator soy wax votives (1)
to laughinglark - bag of fabric scraps (1)
to bkrenning4 - soap sack (1)
to bkrenning4 - blue/green felted soap set (1)
to velvet rose - light soap sack (1)
to velvet rose - dark soap sack (1)
to mullerslanefarm - ethereal scarf (2)
to mullerslanefarm - green needle roll (1)
to kitschkween - art batt #3 (1)
to kitschkween - art batt #4 (1)
to penguino - art batt #5 (1)
to penguino - art batt #6 (1)
to loudxmouse - chocolate cherry roving (2)
to alteredmommy - art batt #2 (1)
to alteredmommy - toxic avenger (1)
to loves2experiment - art batt #1 (1)
to loves2experiment - art batt #7 (1)

Claims from y'all's shop:

from ptarmic wumpus - sweater pillowcase (1)
from zelda.suicide - Japanese Felt book (1)

from mimiw - quilted zipper bag (2)
from mullerslanefarm - for 1 pound:    Alpaca Brown Bag 5 (2pt)
from zelda.suicide - red camo cozy (1)
from avesthel - mobius flower earrings (1)
from loves2experiment - lavender sachets i (1)
from loves2experiment - lavender sachets ii (1)

from mullerslanefarm - Black icelandic 4 oz - (1)
from mullerslanefarm  - Raw romney 6 oz - (1)
from mullerslanefarm  - Jacob 3 oz - (1)

from cya - norwegian handspun (2)
from freestyle - tetris keychain (1)
from pinkanddinky - 3 pantyliners (2)
from aeronberry - wide strap tote d (2)
from addicted2knitting - apple pouch (1)
from alteredmommy - tiny spoon pendant (1)
from mullerslanefarm - Black Corie 3 oz (1)
from mullerslanefarm - Raw Romney 6 oz  (1)
from mullerslanefarm - White Corie 4 oz (1)
from mullerslanefarm - Black Icelandic 4 oz (1)
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2009 04:38:35 PM »

!calluna’s Shop!
Direct from the California Redwoods to you! All items guaranteed to be 100% free of banana-slugs!

I do not smoke, and neither does my dog....But we're both rather fuzzy!

For 3 points:

Rules of Fight Club sampler -- Needlework sampler (mostly cross-stitch) on oatmeal-colored aida cloth; threads are yellows, blues and purples. I’ve finished darkening in the lettering since taking this picture and will block it and add a bit more to complete the empty areas before sending it. Thanks Zelda.Suicide!

For 2 points:

recon’d vintage children’s textbook to CD holder, bright - can hold 28 CDs and several liner note booklets. Bright colors, retro children’s theme, has a notepad inside and free space for adding personal embellishments. Manu Chao not included.

recon’d vintage music textbook to CD holder, bronze – see pics in this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=220337.0
If you’d like a matching journal to go with it, you can get both for 3 points total.

Custom snarky/subversive cross-stitch – AsphaltQueen’s will be done soon! All will have cool font and art nouveau-ish border. PM me to discuss in advance! This may be 2 pts or 1 pt, depending on how big of a project it is.

For 1 point:

set of 5 handmade Valentines Day cards - I may add some more to them before I send them out, or maybe you want to add more to them. They're fairly small, maybe a smidgen bigger than ATCs. All come with envelopes, but some are a little thick to fit in their envelopes. I have a couple more in progress too, and I'll include them if I finish them in time.  Smiley

Journaling prompts in a box - 50+ prompts for journaling, or words for random ATC theme inspiration. I have collected various styles of prompts and printed them all on cardstock, and will stuff as many as will fit into an Altoids tin or little wooden box (your choice), which will be decorated however you like.
Goes great with a journal, incidentally...

bright book with postcard pocket: This was an experiment; hence the bright wonky colors (wonky to me, maybe not wonky to you). Elastic loop on the inside for holding pens, and flip-up pocket for storing postcards or whatnot. Pages are a basic glue binding, with mixed paper and some random retro clipart.

custom-made recon’d hardcover book from an old Readers Digest Condensed Book. The one shown is sold, but I have a variety of different cover colors and patterns, and I can do a variety of different bindings. They can be matched or mismatched if you prefer. The binding of the one shown is a Japanese album/flutterbook, which is an accordion binding with no open end.

rust-colored blank book - concertina/accordion binding – the one on the left is still available (thanks to pinkanddinky for buying the other one!). Very thick paper, I think it is Canson Mi Teintes. Covers reclaimed from old Readers Digest Condensed Book.
 thanks to britnlind for buying the 2nd one!

custom-made recon blank book - the ones without photos generally have plain covers, and all can have the covers altered if you like. Choose from these hard-cover titles:
 - "To The Wedding" (brown and black)
 - "Romantic Rebel" (very old and worn. grey)
 - "Unto A Good Land" (blue-grey, has a small train going across the front)
 - "World Shopping" (I have a few of these; they all have international scenes on them from the 60s or 70s)
 - "Madam, Will You Talk?" (yellow)
 - "Rock & Roll Heaven" (red)
 - A green book with no writing on it, but stamps of 3 pears are embedded on front
PM me to discuss in advance!

For 1/2 a point:

Cat toys - 2 for half a point. They look kinda like this, but a little fancier as I keep adding stuff to them. Made with clear tubing, wire, beads and misc findings like bells, feathers, yarn and ribbon.

Barbie pasties! Not pasties for Barbie, pasties for you (or other recipient) with Barbie on them. Technicolor images of vintage Barbies from a 1960s craft magazine, decoupaged on cardstock base, backed with vinyl and sealed to discourage deterioration. Off-white and yellow lace trim on the outer edge, with a bow made from the lace on the bottom of each. Clear iridescent sequins dotted around the outer surface. No tassels on the end and no special emphasis on the nipples...Though, if you have some Barbie shoes, it would be awesome if you made tassels with those! I can't find any, myself.

set of 5 molded crayons from scrap-crayons:

Card holder, ATC display or small scrapbook -- slot-and-tab binding, approx 6x12”. Ribbon keeps it all closed and can be easily removed. Some of the pages have pockets for holding things, most do not, but things could be easily mounted on the pages.

Scrap records: Set of 9 solid vinyl records with retro-print scrapbook paper covering one side. There's a hole punched at the edge of each if you want to hang them up, but binding them together into a "record-book" didn't work. On the back side the paper leaves a blank pattern where circular images can be placed if desired (such as the one in the lower right-hand corner of 2nd picture). I had this idea but couldn't figure out what to do with it, so I'm offering them now to you.


1 point

book "Recipes for Surfaces: Decorative Paint Finishes Made Simple", by Mindy Drucker and Pierre Finklestein. It's a big one, 255 pages!

2 yards of vintage cowboy fabric

Half-a-point items

2009 Ann Taintor calendar - Cheeky as ever, and it is still sealed in plastic. Here's all the months:

butterfly mould: 3 butterfly shapes in hard, thin plastic that's kinda brittle, with wooden supports nailed underneath the mould for support. I tried making wax-tarts with this mould but the shapes are a little too shallow.

classic weird ephemeral goodie: Michael Jackson sheet music book! Even better, it's for electric keyboard.  Roll Eyes Includes songs up through his early-'90s "Man in the Mirror" era.  Grin EE-hee!

DCWV's The Winter Matstack: +/- 135 sheets of blue and purple winter-themed paper, over 25 different designs. 4.5" x 6.5". Acid free.

Fabric - .5 point per yard

- burgundy velvet, non-stretchy. about 4 yds available.

-burgundy felt (craft quality). about 2 yds available.

Take one of these items for FREE with your purchase (please request specifically):

- battery-powered christmas tree lights, 10 lights on the strand. Battery pack requires 2 "C" batteries.

- images/ephemera – give me a theme and some likings and I’ll send you some

- 4-pack of clear bobbins:

- 2 knit sweater arms (100% wool) for felting -- one arm is bright multiple colors and the other has had the color discharged and is now various shades of purple.

- bag of pinecones from redwood trees - They're no bigger than acorns and my yard is covered with them because I live in a redwood belt. I can only send these within the U.S. because of international shipping regulations.

- 100% alpaca yarn scraps from a sweater I unraveled. Several dark colors; pieces are generally 1yd or shorter; I don't know if there's a use for them.

- baggie full of beer/ale bottle caps

- cloud/blob paint-rollers - no handle or rolling mechanism included.

thank you for shopping!

Items claimed from me:
due 1/13/09 - calluna to Zelda.Suicide: Rules of Fight Club sampler (3) - sent
due 1/14/09 - calluna to britnlind - Rust colored blank book (1) - sent
due 1/16/09 - calluna to mimiw - custom photo book (2) - sent
due 1/17/09 - calluna to freestyle - sewing notions grab-bag, vinyl records, freebie pinecones (1) - sent

Items claimed by me:
bkrenning4 to calluna - 2 shadow boxes (1 pt)
lapoli to calluna - Odor Eliminator Soy Votive Candles (1)
atsuko to calluna - milagro man and circular stickers (2)
Avian Flight to calluna - drop spindle (1)
mullerslanefarm to calluna - Ugly Duckling roving (2)
LaughingLark to calluna - Tree #3 (1)

Starting points: 2
Current points: 1
Pending points: 0
Total points: 1
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