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« on: June 28, 2009 11:06:11 AM »

Swap name: Shop the Swap Round 28
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Craftster members who are the backup organizers for this swap: lapoli, loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 28/06/09  to 24/07/09
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 July
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 28 discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310983.0
Shop the Swap 28 gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310985.0

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.  To make a sale you may need to adjust your prices or offer new crafted items/supplies.
-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 you have signed up/opened shop for the next round AND the new round is open in your profile. If any prior 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.
-You are responsible for signing up for the next round by the 20th of the month if you have under 3 points.  If we have not heard from you by then, temporary negative feedback will be given.

-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 (this includes NOT sending in a signup before the end of the signup period) with less than 3 points and/or not sending claims made to you.  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.  Please check you're outgoing pm's to ensure that everyone has received a copy!!!!!!
-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 28 SIGNUP)

Name of swap: Shop the Swap Round 28
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?
the send by date goes on all claim related pms..yes or no?
favourite crafting tool?
coffe or tea? (or forget those, straight to the cocktails?)

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

Shops from previous rounds
Shop the Swap 27  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307357.0
Shop the Swap 26  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303326.0
Shop the Swap 25  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298767.0
Shop the Swap 24  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294523.0
Shop the Swap 23  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289949.0
Shop the Swap 22  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285775.0
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
« Last Edit: July 30, 2009 06:12:01 PM by alteredmommy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009 11:06:23 AM »

Shop format

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

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: alteredmommylapoliloves2experimentperson you are claiming from
Subject: STS 28 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 moose eating my yard 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>>

person you are claiming from 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, please write the claim beside the swapper names (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: June 28, 2009 11:06:39 AM »

all the shop the swap fantastical shops:

under/over 3 points...you need to sign up!

Angry Angel
Avian Flight
corduroy cat

ptarmic wumpus

Velvet Rose
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009 11:12:42 AM »

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

Total Stats:
Number of claims made so far this month: 142
Number of points spent so far this month: 226
Number of claims SENT: 136
Number of claims RECEIVED: 111

Send by July 5
loudxmouse to lapoli - Sumi-e calligraphy set - (2)
sewknitter to lapoli - Tawashi - (2)

Send by July 6
Cya to donniesgirl: Frankensoap (1)
kitschkween to sewknitter - Purple teal & black long necklace - (1)
kitschkween to sewknitter - Chinese crystal matching earrings - (1)

Send by July 7
AsphaltQueen to loudxmouse - "Shift" vintage typewriter key pendant - (1)
kitschkween to corduroy cat - Zombie girl plushie - (1)
lapoli to kitschkween - Bear of a headache balm - (1)
lapoli to kitschkween - Undyed candle bars - (2)
atsuko to donniesgirl - Russian cuties (8 cards w/ envelopes) - (1)
sewknitter to AsphaltQueen - Custom cross my heart wrap - (3)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Acid dyed silk scarf green - (1)
donniesgirl to lapoli - Custom placemats - (3)

Send by July 8
lapoli to loudxmouse - The Lady Macbeth elixir - (1)
loudxmouse to corduroy cat - Custom bat - (1)
lapoli to Cya - Set of 4 soy wax votive candles - (1)
lapoli to Cya - Loosely carded ecospun, 2 oz - (2)
loudxmouse to Zelda.Suicide - Pink/green custom bat - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Russet arashi scarf - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to loves2experiment - Blue nuno scarf - (2)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #2 - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #4 - (1)

Send by July 9
lapoli to ptarmic wumpus - 4 oz art batts - (4)

Send by July 10
AsphaltQueen to loudxmouse - Victorian heart necklace - (2)
loudxmouse to loves2experiment - Custom bat - (1)

Send by July 11
loudxmouse to mullerslanefarm - Rainbow cotton roving - (2)
AsphaltQueen to loudxmouse - Ring #11 - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to corduroy cat - Squid windsock - (1)
loudxmouse to atsuko - Custom bat pink/brown - (1)

Send by July 12
ptarmic wumpus to lapoli - Polymer clay tools - (1)

Send by July 13
A2K to lapoli - Two skeins of ecowool - (4)

Send by July 14
Angry Angel to Sansa - R2-D2 amigurumi - (2)
penguino to ptarmic wumpus - Indigo1 roving - (2)
freestyle to A2K - Ikea fabric black/white - (2)
freestyle to A2K - Ikea fabric pink/yellow - (2)
freestyle to A2K - Tumbleweed - (1)
freestyle to A2K - Plum pudding - (1)

Send by July 15
penguino to loves2experiment - Indigo2 - (2)
penguino to loudxmouse - Indigo3 - (2)

Send by July 16
ptarmic wumpus to penguino - Sheep felt - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to penguino - Japanese paper kit - (1)

Zelda.Suicide to Angry Angel - Custom stenciled tshirt (tiger) - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to Angry Angel - Custom stenciled tshirt (Yoda) - (1)

mimiw to oneredboot - Sublime stitching pad - (1)
A2K to Zelda.Suicide - Berrocco softtwist (x2) - (1)
superhooker to freestyle - Textile science - (2)
superhooker to freestyle - 52 projects - (1)
superhooker to freestyle - The difference a day makes - (1)

oneredboot to Zelda.Suicide - Custom kids' socks - (3)
mullerslanefarm to ptarmic wumpus - Citrus basil soap - (1)
mullerslanefarm to ptarmic wumpus - Sweet pea soap - (1)

Send by July 17
Zelda. Suicide to mimiw - Custom stenciled laptees - (4)
loudxmouse to Zelda.Suicide - Knit donut - (1)
loudxmouse to aeronberry - Turkish scarf 4 - (1)
pinkyanddinky to loudxmouse - Pantyliners 12,14 & 16 - (2)
lapoli to TwiztidBlood - Tofutsies sock yarn - (3)

Send by July 18
superhooker to lapoli - Handdyed yarn #2 - (2)
superhooker to lapoli - Handdyed yarn #3 - (2)

A2K to lapoli - Classic merino x 4 - (2)

Send by July 19
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Pink & black scarf - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Zebra scarf - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Blue & dark purple scarf - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Peppermint stick scarf - (1)

Avian Flight to loves2experiment - DIY felt dessert & Origami turtle paper - (1)

Send by July 20
nosusanfx to mullerslanefarm - Checkbook cover - (1)
lapoli to mullerslanefarm - 3 flamethrower batts - (3)
mimiw to oneredboot - Embroidery stuff - (1)
Avian Flight to A2K - Purple tote bag - (1)
Avian Flight to A2K - Blue tote bag - (1)

loudxmouse to ptarmic wumpus - 1yd chunks of sheer fabric - (2)
loudxmouse to ptarmic wumpus - Fairytale accordian book - (1)

mimiw to oneredboot - Random wool scraps - (1)
pinkanddinky to superhooker - Pantyliners 1,4,6,18,23 - (3)
A2K to superhooker - Euroflax - (2)
A2K to superhooker - Frog tree alpaca - (1)

ptarmic wumpus to pinkanddinky - Custom item - (2)
Velvet Rose to gala_apples - Custom photo album - (3)

Send by July 21
atsuko to penguino - Lace stitchmarkers (1 doz) - (2)
Zelda.Suicide to leighi123 - Custom stenciled/appliqued tshirts (all 3) - (3)
A2K to TwiztidBlood - 4 balls of merino wool - (2)
pinkanddinky to A2K - Covered button thumbtacks X2 - (2)

Send by July 23
atsuko to kitschkween - Felt food - (3)
Eliea to mullerslanefarm - Custom messenger bag - (2)

Send by July 24
Cya to Velvet Rose - Needle felting magic book - (1)
donniesgirl to A2K - Fabric scraps - (1)
donniesgirl to A2K - 4 woolease (green & wheat) - (2)
donniesgirl to A2K - Patterns - (1)

mullerslanefarm to loudxmouse - Citrus basil soap - (1)

Send by July 25
sewknitter to freestyle - Altered bookmarks 1 & 3 - (1)
sewknitter to freestyle - Wooden tea boxes - (1)

lapoli to loudxmouse - Relaxing oil - (1)

Send by July 26
loudxmouse to donniesgirl - Tiny bluebird - (1)
loudxmouse to donniesgirl - Turkish scarf/yazma #2 - (1)
A2K to pinkanddinky - 2 teacup wallets - (2)
A2K to pinkanddinky - Lovely cabled bag - (2)

oneredboot to pinkanddinky - Lovely day dish - (1)
freestyle to ptarmic wumpus - Custom stencilled shirt - (2)
Cya to donniesgirl - Custom crochet roll - (2)
Cya to freestyle - Custom digital line art fairy - (2)

Send by July 27
lapoli to loudxmouse - Refreshing body & foot powder 8oz - (3)
loudxmouse to Velvet Rose - Big envelope of ephemera - (1)
mullerslanefarm to A2K - Beginning spinning kit - (3)
Eliea to kayrun - Crocheted "hobo" style bag - (1)

Send by July 28
LaughingLark to RubyTuesday - Flock o birdies - (1)
LaughingLark to RubyTuesday - Long necklace #14 - (1)

loudxmouse to sewknitter - Turkish scarves 3 & 9 - (2)
aeronberry to sewknitter - Mini seek sacks - (2)
LaughingLark to atsuko - Yellow jade chips/Mossy green stone chips - (1)
LaughingLark to atsuko - Lapis chips/Goldstone chips - (1)

corduroy cat to loudxmouse - Yarrrrrn! - (2)
AsphaltQueen to lapoli - Turquoise tree necklace - (2)

Send by July 29
freestyle to LaughingLark - Giant yarn grab bag! - (3)
aeronberry to A2K - White rabbit pillow - (3)
loudxmouse to SewMamaLady - Custom knit racer-back - (2)
A2K to lapoli - Sewing kit - (3)
TwiztidBlood to superhooker - Crocheted teacup - (1)
TwiztidBlood to superhooker - Green tree of life pendant - (1)

RubyTuesday to loudxmouse - Bag of feathers & Retro set of 4 dpns - (1)

Send by July 30
lapoli to loudxmouse - Tea tree & lavender carpet refresher - (1)
veludo to RubyTuesday - By the sea - (1)
lapoli to TwiztidBlood - 1oz 100% soysilk fiber (white) - (1)

Send by July 31
AsphaltQueen to mullerslanefarm - Opal sock yarn, green - (2)
AsphaltQueen to mullerslanefarm - OnLine supersocke sock yarn, blue (2)

AsphaltQueen to Eliea - Butterfly steampunk necklace - (2)
alteredmommy to Velvet Rose - 2 lutradur sheets & 2 TAP sheets - (1)

Send by August 2
crumpet79 to freestyle - Bohemian dream bag - (2)
pinkanddinky to freestyle - Disco needlbook & Covered button ponytail holder - (1)
pinkanddinky to freestyle - Pen holder, woodland creatures - (1)

freestyle to lapoli - Custom shirt - (2)
superhooker to freestyle - Set of 6 ReadyMade mags - (1)
superhooker to freestyle - Big folder of stencils & 4 creative home arts mags - (1)

superhooker to SewMamaLady - Hand dyed onesies (hot pink & light pink 24 months) - (1)
Eliea to Mlsocci74 - Custom messenger bag - (2)
kitschkween to Mlsocci74 - Crafty stenciled & silk screenprinted shirt - (3)

Send by August 3
sewknitter to corduroy cat - Cards/envelopes - (2)

Send by August 4
aeronberry to sewknitter - Mini seek sacks - (2)
Eliea to loudxmouse - Peacock messenger - (2)

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kayrun to atsuko - Gingerbread house kit - (1)
mimiw to TwiztidBlood - Drawstring bag - (1)
alteredmommy to loves2experiment - Poetry bracelet #1 - (1)
alteredmommy to loves2experiment - Poetry bracelet #2 - (1)

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last updated: 30  july  644pm EST

name current/pending/total

A2K   -1   3   2
aeronberry   5   2   7
alteredmommy   2   2   4
Angry Angel   4   0   4
asphaltqueen   0   8   8
atsuko   5   0   5
avian flight   3   0   3
bkrenning4   5   0   5
corduroy cat   2   0   2
crumpet79   5   2   7
cya   8   0   8
donniesgirl   2   0   2
Eliea   3   4   7
Freestyle   0   5   5
gala_apples   3   0   3
gavagai   1   0   1
kayrun   2   1   3
kitschkween   1   3   4
lapoli   3   0   3
laughinglark   3   0   3
leighi123   2   0   2
loudxmouse   2   2   4
loves2experiment   0   0   0
mimiw   2   1   3
Misocci74   3   0   3
mullerslanefarm   1   0   1
nosusanfx   3   0   3
oneredboot   2   0   2
penguino   5   0   5
pinkanddinky   2   0   2
ptarmic wumpus   5   0   5
RubyTuesday   3   0   3
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L2E's  Little  Swap  Shop

All items (excluding supplies) 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!!






If you're interested in a custom stamp...or if you have any themes/designs/motifs you would like to see in my STS shop, send me a pm and we might be able to work something out Cheesy

Claims from me:
Send by July 8
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #2 - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #4 - (1)

Claims I have made:
Send by July 8
ptarmic wumpus to loves2experiment - Blue nuno scarf - (2)

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loudxmouse to loves2experiment - Custom bat - (1)

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penguino to loves2experiment - Indigo2 - (2)

Send by July 19
Avian Flight to loves2experiment - DIY felt dessert & Origami turtle paper - (1)

Send by August 5
alteredmommy to loves2experiment - Poetry bracelet #1 - (1)
alteredmommy to loves2experiment - Poetry bracelet #2 - (1)

Started: 6
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*Custom Knitting available per special request.  Please PM me for more details!*

Art batts are back!  1 point/oz.  Claim by the oz and let me know if you'd prefer one batt the same or two mini batts!

Special Order ONLY - Green "Gnhome" Laundry Gift Basket -- a generous amount of homemade laundry detergent, lavender dryer sachets, wool dryer balls (limited choice of colors + scents) in a cute, handmade knitted felted bowl.  Please PM if you'd like to put in an order, reserve color choices or have questions.  (Makes a great housewarming gift, graduation present, or simply a great way to be introduced into natural cleaning products!) 3 points/each--a terrific value.  Multiples available!   Already holding baskets for superhooker (shown above!)& mimiw!

ALSO - Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner!   One already on hold for superhooker!

*Natural Housecleaning Products*

Tea Tree and Lavender Carpet Refresher (I've got 3 cats and an 85-lb dog.. if my carpets can smell good, so can yours!)  1 point for a 4oz bottle

Citrus Carpet Refresher 1 point for a 4oz bottle

Lavender Dryer Sachets. 1 point will get you two muslin bags and eight mini lavender sachets to use for tossing in your dryer.  Reusable many times!  Once they're opened, you can reuse the lavender as a carpet refresher--simply sprinkle on your carpet, wait a couple minutes and vacuum up!

New!  Lavender and Eucalyptus Dryer Sachets. 1 point for two muslin bags/8 sachets.

Homemade Laundry Detergent  Each batch is approximately 2 cups, 1 point.  Use 1 T for normal/small loads, 2 T for large loads.


Fresh, natural, preservative free bath and body products!   Because the ingredients are extremely limited (and expensive), I am listing the products I could make and specially making them just for you!.  

Lip Balms are packaged in a 1/2oz tin, liquids/oils in a 2oz plastic bottle and elixirs in a 1oz glass bottle with dropper.  Powders come in a 4oz bottle.  Steam treatments come 4/point.

*Please note that with the high temperatures we are experiencing here in North Carolina, if you order a lip balm from me, you may want to toss it in the fridge before opening to make sure it's firm and not a liquid!*

new option!  

Mini Travel Kit. 3 points.  5 mini bottles, perfect for travel, in a red plastic case.  Let me know which 5 sample products you're interested in!

**All Bath/Body Products are 1 point/each unless otherwise noted**

Bugs Away Spray 2 points for 8oz, cobalt blue spray bottle (obviously, different than pictured here!)  Contains no harmful chemicals! (2 available, only)

Lavender and Geranium Gentle Cleanser - A deliciately fragranced cleanser, perfect for all skin types.  It's the perfect multi-use addition to your skin care regime--its powder form is useful not only as cleanser but also doubles as a gentle exfoliant or delicate face mask.  

Fennel Soother - A skin-softening toner that helps restores your skin's natural pH levels.  Also useful as a hair-softening hair rinse!  Perfectly suited for all skin types but especially beneficial for irritated skin.

Basic Steam Bag - Steaming treatment that soothes, heals and balances!  Steam treatments are great for most skin types, except those with acenic skin, rosacea or very sensitive skin.

Wrinkle Chaser - Scented with fennel seeds and rose otto essential oil, this soothing, wrinkle-relaxing treatment is perfect for dry, dehyrated and mature skin types.

Light Moisturizer - Very, very light moisturizer, perfect for a refreshing summer pick-me-up!

Healing Thyme Elixir - This 1oz skin elixir is a twice-a-day treatment designed to balance overly active sebaceous glands.  The special blend of essential oils work together to combat inflammation.

Oh-So-Sensitive Elixir -  Designed for very sensitive, red, and dry skin, the essential oils in this elixir work together to nourish, calm, soothe and protect!

The Lady Macbeth Elixir - Antibacterial elixir created to zap subsurface acneic bacteria and combact inflammation.  Also excellent to use on ingrown hairs!

Healing/Cooling Lip Balm - Great multi-purpose lip balm! Larger sizes available ONLY - 2 points

Basic Herbal Bath Bag  - Terrific bath treatment to soothe even the most sensitive skin!

Stimulating Herbal Bath Bag - Stimulate the circulation and enliven your senses with this uplifting bath treatment!

Lavender Lovers Bath Salts - Perfect bath blend for a tired, achy body! Best used before going to bed... you'll sleep soundly!

Floral Oil - Romantic and fragrant oil blend for conditioning skin, adding to a bath or applying to pulse points for a sweet and feminime touch!  Made with rose, lavender, geranium and ylang ylang essential oils.

Stimulating Herbal Oil - Invigorating oil blend for use in baths, as a moisturizer or for massage.  

Therapeutic Creamy Massage Blend - Blend specifically designed for sensitive, inflamed or irritated skin.

Relaxing Oil - Relieve anxiety and calm the nerves with this muscle-relaxing blend!  Perfect for use in an evening bath!

Lavender Powder - Lovely, light, old-fashioned body powder with a sweet and delicate aroma.  Contains no talc (and no arscenic! Smiley) 1 point for a 4oz bottle or 3 points for a larger, 8oz bottle (only 1 available in this size!)

Baby Powder - Gentle powder with only a hint of fragrance.  Perfect for keeping skin soft and dry!

Refreshing Body and Foot Powder - Refreshing, stimulating and absorbent powder, to use before and after exercise.  Helps keep smelly feet from.. smelling.. and helps keep underarms dry!

Rosemary and Thyme Body Powder - Perfect for men OR women, with herbal, green aroma.  effective natural underarm deodorant!

Nourish-Your-Nails Oil - Oil blend, easily absorbed by skin, that moisturizes nails to maintain strength and flexibility

Bear of a Headache Balm - Perfect remedy for those intense headaches! Can also be used as a hand, nail and cuticle conditioner.


Handstamped Muslin Drawstring Bags.  Pack of 5/1 point.  Choose from large trees or small trees. Multiple available


Spinning Fiber Supplies

-not yet pictured-

*100% soysilk fiber (white). 1 point/oz, 6 available.
*Dark Red/Purple Gotland Locks. 1 point/oz. 2 available.
*Tencel Top (white) 1 point/oz, 8 available.
*Louet Fine Mohair  (white) 1 point/oz, 5 available.
*Light Brown Mohair, 1 point/oz, 1 available.
*Medium Brown Tussah Silk, 1 point/oz, 2 available.

Loosely Carded Ecospun (made from 100% recycled soda bottles). 1 point/oz, 6oz. available.


Knit Mittens book. 1 point.  For you Ravelers, a link to the patterns in the here.  Really cute patterns ranging from simple, basic mittens to easy fair-isle.

The New Secret Language of Dreams.  Completely brand-new, gorgeous illustrations throughout. Decode the secret meaning of your bizarre dreams! Smiley 2 points, US only, please!

"The Mystic Messenger" - "gentle but potent system for psychic development"  Kit contins 52-page wire bound, full-color book, step-by-step instruction booklet, 4 color-coded 12 sided dice, and since no expense is spared, a deluxe DVD that contains a grounding ritual, glossary and more!  2 points, US only, please!

Vintage Sak-Lites. 1 point/both.  Use them for lunch, for votives, for gifts!

Starting Points: 9
Current Points: 5
Pending Points: 0
Total Points: 5

Claims from me:

to kitschkween - bear of a headache balm (1)
to kitschkween - 4 soy wax candles (1)
to loudxmouse - lady macbeth elixir (1)
to cya - 2oz ecospun (2)
to cya - 4 soy wax candles (1)
to ptarmic wumpus - 4oz batts (4)
to twiztidblood - tofutsies sock yarn (3)
to mullerslanefarm - flamethrower batts (3)
to loudxmouse - relaxing oil (1)
to loudxmouse - refreshing powder (3)
to loudxmouse - tee tree carpet refresher (1)

Claims I've made:

from loudxmouse - Sumi-E calligraphy set (2)
from sewknitter - tawashi! (2)
from donniesgirl - custom placemats (3)
from loves2experiment - yarn experiment #2 (1)
from loves2experiment - yarn experiment #4 (1)
from superhooker - handdyed yarn #2 (2)
from superhooker - handdyed yarn #3 (2)
from a2k - yarn (4)
from a2k - classic merino x 4 (2)
from asphaltqueen - turqouise tree necklace (2)


Embroidered Handkerchiefs
Small gifts for 7 year old boy
baby hats / premie hats
7 x 9" squares made from acrylic/washable yarn

(if you need more info about any of these wishes, please PM me!)
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CLOSED! due to travel
Reopening next round

Firstly, it should be known that my household is non-smoking, but I do have two furry cats. Please pm me if you need more detailed info about any of the items.


V1. Batik clothing! See the gallery here:
for photos and points.

V2. Clothing gallery! All sewn by me, mostly from commercial patterns.

V3. Fabric gallery - fabric can be claimed for custom items, or by the piece

HALF POINT (pick any two):

H1. Ornaments circa 1990! I made these when I was ~13, way back when, they have pretty much been in storage since. Mix and match, 1/2 pt per ornament, or combine with other items. The top three are cotton, the bottom two are felt, with polyfil.
red bell
stars with hearts (two avail)
clown kitty
blue kitty

little girl has been claimed!

H2. Felted booties A pair of 'test' booties, wet felted wool, turned out a bit large. length approx 5". Wool is very soft. (1/2 pt for pair).

H3. Animal scarf rayon/silk satin devore scarf, pink on teal. This one is fewer points because I had problems with the pink dye and it went on unevenly. (1/2)

H4. Baby hat soft cotton knit, grey with tiny doggies. One size fits most. (1/2)

H6. Felted eyeballs wet felted with needle felted details. Choose by eye color, or mix and match. Custom eyeballs available. (1/2 pt per eyeball)

H7.mini heart scarf very small (24" long) silk charmeuse scarf with shibori resist hearts

H8. mini shibori scarf very small (24x6") silk charmeuse scarf in shades of turquoise with a few rust smudges (1/2)


1A. Fabric chain garland starched fabric strips in a chain garland. Your choice of fully constructed chain, 5 ft for 1 pt, or a bag of prepared cut, starched, and pressed strips ready for gluing, 6 ft for 1 pt. I can make a large chain for multiple points. Approx. 24 ft available, sorry I can't take color requests. (1)

1B. Wine cozy made from thrifted felted sweater, with needle felted design and sequins. Ribbon strap on bottom to keep wine from falling out.


1C. Beaded ornament silk dupioni with handsewn seed beads. Approx. 3" diameter. (1)

1D. Fulled sweater basket 'knitting baskets" from a Martha Stewart pattern. Thrifted wool sweaters, thread. Circumference of bottom of basket approx 38". Use to store projects, as a pet bed, whatever. Sweater a fugly grey flowers (1)

1E. Food mobile #2 felt food items dangle from wooden cooking implements. Your choice of attachment at the top of the mobiles.
mobile #2 (1)

laying flat: http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/sswap148.jpg

1F. Acid dyed silk scarves Choose: (1 each)
red and toffe, crepe de chine, ~7x48" (1)

purple crackle, ~8x50" (1)

black and blue, 8x50" silk crepe (1)

watermelon, 11x60", silk crepe (1)

white with multicolor stripes, silk crepe, ~8x52"

1G. pacman perler set small ornaments with holes for stringing (1 for set)

1H. Felted star bowl little felted wool bowls. Bowl is about 2.5" across. Can be flipped inside out to reverse color scheme. (1) each or all three for (2) - choose purple/turquoise, light blue/jade, or red/lime.

1I. Sweater soaker custom soaker for mimiw. Can make more in your choice of color and size. From a fulled sweater. (1)

1J. Shibori tea towel fuchsia and purple shibori cotton tea towel (1)

1L. handwoven bag small bag handwoven on cardboard, approx 8x11", acrylic blend yarns. (1)

1M. Walrus batik shirt cotton thrifted tee, short length, 38" bust 34" waist shirt dimensions. (1)

1O. Shibori thrift store garments Choose (1 pt ea)
Old Navy maternity top, cotton, size L (38" bust)

Onesie, robins egg blue, size 12 mo

woven cotton tank, 39" bust


2A. Denim doggie jacket from Simplicity 4000, metallic denim with knit cuffs, front zip, studs and chain, fully lined. Sized to fit 7 to 11 lb dogs with chest measurement 15-18" and length 8-10" from collar to base of tail. I'll send you extra studs in case you need to shorten the chain. (2)
Kahlua, who weighs 11 lb, deigned to model this for about 10 seconds, with the front unzipped.


2B. star mat nuno felted mat - exact size coming later (2)

2C. Felted tree mosaic wet felted wool 'mosaic' of a tree, 18" by 18". Suitable for a mat, table protector, or hang. (2)

2D. Vibrant felted bag merino wool claimed last round, wet felted bag 8x10" with felted handle, no lining. (2)

2E. Purple flame beret mill end wool (not merino) wet felted beret in orange and purple. This one is poofier and bigger than the pale lavendar one below. Currently snug fit for a 21/22" head, but I can wet and shape it for a larger size, within limits. (2)

2F. Lavendar beret medium wool (not merino) claimed ages ago in this swap, with yarn swirls, wet felted beret. Currently snug fit for a 21/22" head, but can be shaped for a somewhat larger size. (2)

2G. Rousseau-esque felted mat nuno felted mat with jungly scene. (2)

2I. pink felted hat wet felted hat in shades of pink/purple. Fits approx. 22.5" head. (2)

2J. Floral floppy hat cotton floppy hat, inside ribbon sweatband, sized for a 22" head. (2)

2K. Sherbet felted hat wet felted wool hat in intense turquoise/magenta combination (colors don't photograph well). Fits 22-22.5" head size. Brim can be folded up or down. (2)

2L. Sweater frog sweaters, fiberfil, child-safe eyes. (2)


3A. Spikey bag felted bag with spikes and felted handle. Unlined, approx. 12" diameter. (3)


S1. Half point mix n match. Everything is 1/2 pt, except the tracing paper which is claimed. Choose: plastic easter eggs, aida bookmark for cross-stitch, plastic dominoes, Rub n Buff gold, veggie fabric trim, two silk ornament blanks (rust or bronze) for decorating, wooden box bottom lined with brown velveteen (for shrine?).

wood box wooden box with latch and shallow compartments inside. outside dimensions 4.25x6x1.25" (1/2)

S2. batik panel choose from three designs:
butterfly hill 18x28" (left); butterfly branch 18x28" (center); birds  18x20" (right). (1 pt each)

S3. Finger gloves package of latex finger gloves, contains 6 large and 6 medium sized fingertip gloves. Unopened! Use for painting, hot glue work, soap and candle making. If you can't tell, the gloves each cover one fingertip about down to the middle knuckle. (1)

S4.  Books:
Easy Guide to Sewing Skirts by Marci Tilton (1)

Items I have claimed:
lapoli to ptarmic wumpus - 4 oz art batts (4)
penguino to ptarmic wumpus - Indigo1 roving (2)
mullerslanefarm to ptarmic wumpus - citrus basil soap (1)
mullerslandfarm to ptarmic wumpus - sweet pea soap (1)
loudxmouse to ptarmic wumpus - 1yd chunks of sheer fabric (2)
loudxmouse to ptarmic wumpus - fairytale accordion book (1)
freestyle to ptarmic wumpus -  custom stenciled T-shirt ala "The Wire" (2)

Items claimed from me:
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Acid dyed silk scarf green - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - russet arashi scarf - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to loves2experiment - Blue nuno scarf - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to corduroy cat - squid windsock (1)
ptarmic wumpus to lapoli - polymer clay tools (1)
ptarmic wumpus to penguino - 1N. Sheep felts - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to penguino - S6. Japanese paper kit - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - pink and black scarf - (1)
                                                  - zebra scarf - (1)
                                                  - blue and dark purple scarf - (1)
                                                  - peppermint stick scarf - (1)
Ptarmic Wumpus- pinkanddinky:  custom item- 2 points

wool batts/roving for felting
hairsticks (long and preferably metal or strong wood, I tend to snap them)
nerdy scifi stuff, haha
crochet/knit leaves and flowers
things with vintage motorcycles (not harleys)

Starting Points: 4 available; 0 pending
Available Points:    5
Pending Points :     0
Total Points:          5
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