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« on: October 30, 2009 04:03:48 PM »

Swap name: Shop the Swap Round 32  
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Craftster members who are the backup organizers for this swap: lapoli, loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 30/10/09  to 25/11/09
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 November
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

Shop the Swap 32 Discussion Thread
Shop the Swap 32 Gallery

Additional Age requirement? YES **This swap is open to crafters who are 18+**

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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
- Has completed 2 swaps with positive feedback YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: 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.


-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 it is your decision whether you will replace the item or have me arrange an angel
-You are responsible for signing up for the next round by the 15th 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 15th 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 CRAFTSTER 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:   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326187.0  

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

(Make the title of your PM  Shop the Swap 32 SIGNUP)

Name of swap: Shop the Swap Round 32
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?
Favourite music genre?
Absolute favourite craft?

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

Shops from previous rounds
Shop the Swap 31      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322903.0
Shop the Swap 30      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319295.0
Shop the Swap 29      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315270.0
Shop the Swap 28      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310981.0
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
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009 04:04:06 PM »

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) in whole numbers only please-while you can list things for .25 or .5, there has to be enough of the items so people can make a whole number claim
-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 29 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)>>
<<claims must be made in whole points, if claiming a number of items listed as fractions of points you need to claim enough to add up to a whole point>>
<<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 about customs and holding claims  <<<<please read!!
Putting items on hold in your shop is up to your own discretion.  Only items that are currently listed in your shop can be put on hold.  Holds should only be accepted when your shop is open, if a shop is closed and you are itching to claim something please pm the shop owner and ask that they let you know when they reopen so you can claim.  Custom items should be posted and reserved on hold for the person you made them for, then they can submit a formal claim.  Please do not ask people via private message to hold items for you until you can submit a proper claim; this is not an acceptable way around the "first properly formatted claim wins the item" rule.  And as always please be reasonable about the time you expect someone to hold an item for you.

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: October 30, 2009 04:04:29 PM »

spectacular shops of swell swag

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

Angry Angel
corduroy cat
ptarmic wumpus
sin esperanza
Velvet Rose
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009 04:06:19 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: 156
Number of points spent so far this month: 238
Number of claims SENT: 156
Number of claims RECEIVED: 132

Send by Nov 7
AsphaltQueen to sarahj2001 - Christmas cards alien peace on earth - (1)
Phizzychick to loves2experiment - Bird love - (1)
Phizzychick to loves2experiment - Birds bees butterflies - (1)

Send by Nov 8
AsphaltQueen to Phizzychick - Jasper necklace - (2)
A2K to sarahj2001 - Crochet hook roll 1 - (1)
A2K to sarahj2001 - Crochet hook roll 2 - (1)
A2K to sarahj2001 - Pencil roll - (1)

sarahj2001 to sheepBlue - Custom stenciled shirt - (2)
sin esperanza to kayrun - Custom laptop sleeve - (2)
rangerbeth to sarahj2001 - 6 items for 1 point - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Sweater wreath - (2)

Send by Nov 9
guacaMolly to sheepBlue - 4x aromatherapy bath salts (lavender) - (1)
guacaMolly to Nesse - Lavender sachets - (1)

Send by Nov 10
sheepBlue to Nesse - Knitting ball & Owl stamps - (1)
sheepBlue to loudxmouse - Knitting ball, Mustache & Bird stamps - (1)
AsphaltQueen to Phizzychick - Stone necklace & Snowflake necklace - (1)
sheepBlue to A2K - White sheep stamp - (1)
sheepBlue to A2K - Black sheep stamp - (1)
sheepBlue to A2K - Bird in tree stamp - (1)

Phizzychick to A2K - Frog bookmark - (1)
Phizzychick to A2K - Little leather bag - (1)

Send by Nov 11
UntouchableFace to AsphaltQueen - Koi pond - (2)

Send by Nov 12
UntouchableFace to sheepBlue - Rainbow snot - (3)
Nesse to UntouchableFace - Nag champa & sandalwood w/ loofa - (1)
Eliea to Angry Angel - Custom bag - (2)
Eliea to sarahj2001 - Messenger bag - (3)

Send by Nov 13
loudxmouse to Angry Angel - Acorn pendant & earrings - (3)
oneredboot to kitschkween - Sock blockers (size 6-7) - (1)
Phizzychick to UntouchableFace - Bye bye butterfly - (3)
guacaMolly to kitschkween - 10 small wristwatch movements with dials/faces 13-18mm - (3)
freestyle to psyche - 8x10 photos of colour dragonfly + jellyfish - (1)

Send by Nov 14
ptarmic wumpus to TwiztidBlood - Cashmere frog & Animal scarf - (1)
KatyMai to pseudo_pix: Jewelry jset 14 - (1)
KatyMai to pseudo_pix: Jewelry jset 6 - (1)
KatyMai to pseudo_pix: Jewelry jset 2 - (1)

Zelda.Suicide to KatyMai - Dark green dachshund pencil - (2)
Zelda.Suicide to loudxmouse - Red dachshund pencil - (1)
lapoli to Nesse - "Tiger lily" merino - (2)
UntouchableFace to lapoli - Prairie grass - (2)
Mlsocci74 to guacaMolly - Swap journal - (1)
Mlsocci74 to guacaMolly - Christmas planner - (1)

Send by Nov 15
freestyle to UntouchableFace - Photography 11x14 jellyfish georgia aquarium - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to wwrich - Argyle kitty from wool sweaters, safety eyes, with patch on rump - (2)
LaughingLark to Phizzychick - Wire wrapped quartz points #3 - (1)
aeronberry to ptarmic wumpus - Six vintage bobbins - (2)   Modified
wwrich to guacaMolly - Rose/pink turtle - (1)
wwrich to guacaMolly - Green turtle - (1)

pseudo_pix to ptarmic wumpus - Folded stars A5, B1 - (1)

Send by Nov 16
Phizzychick to pseudo_pix - Citrus reindeer - (1)
lapoli to UntouchableFace - "Squash" 4oz Australian merino roving - (2)
sarahj2001 to sheepBlue - 3 bathbombs - (3)

Send by Nov 17
lapoli to Velvet Rose - "Sierra" 3oz Australian merino roving - (2)
pseudo_pix to Velvet Rose - 3 little skeins of different color Nepal wool - (2)
AsphaltQueen to lapoli - Steampunk ring #8 - (2)
AsphaltQueen to lapoli - Silver ganesa & Stitch markers - (1)

lapoli to crumpet79 - "Tiger beat" 3.2oz Australian merino roving - (2)
TwiztidBlood to AsphaltQueen - Banana cozy - (1)
UntouchableFace to AsphaltQueen - Green polyclay buttons - (1)
A2K to Zelda.Suicide - Custom needle rolls - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Sweater panda - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Red & gold silk scarf - (1)

loudxmouse to psyche - Acorn2 - (1)

Send by Nov 18
A2K to sheepBlue - Custom shawl - (3)
sheepBlue to psyche - Custom mixed media silhouette painting - (2)

Send by Nov 19
sheepBlue to freestyle - Unicorn mayhem painting - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to Phizzychick - Custom leaves - (2)
penguino to mullerslanefarm - R4: purple-green-brown - (2)
penguino to mullerslanefarm - R5: burgundy-orange - (2)

sheepblue to Eliea - Custom stamp - (1)
pseudo_pix to Eliea - Pachycephalosaurus yarn for Eliea - (2)
pinkanddinky to A2K - Chifunky pincushion - (1)
pinkanddinky to A2K - Gnome notecards - (1)

sheepBlue to A2K - 6 X .5 stamps - (3)

Send by Nov 20
calluna to KatyMai - KoolAid dye pack & 1 yd of wonder under - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to sarahj2001 - Shiny black dachshund - (3)
TwiztidBlood to Zelda.Suicide - Set of 2 Mario mushrooms - (1)
sheepBlue to pseudo_pix - Mixed media silhouette paintings, bird walk & skully fly - (2)   Retracted
UntouchableFace to sheepBlue - Mustard mardi gras - (1)
freestyle to sheepBlue - Handspun from solar rage & bahama your mama - (3)
Phizzychick to rangerbeth - Garden matchbox - (1)
rangerbeth to lapoli - Vintage bias tape & hem facing - neutrals - (1)
rangerbeth to lapoli - Vintage bias tape &  hem facing - greens - (1)
rangerbeth to lapoli - Willie the biker dog - (1)

sheepBlue to Zelda.Suicide - Handcarved stamps (love tree & black sheep) - (1)
SewMamaLady to UntouchableFace - 4oz of bamboo fiber - (3)

Send by Nov 21
lapoli to Velvet Rose - "Twilight" 3.6oz Australian merino roving - (2)
Zelda.Suicide to freestyle - Matte black dachshund - (3)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Chocolate therapy zippered pouch - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #5 - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #1 - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #3 - (1)

Send by Nov 22
LaughingLark to penguino - Strawberries by the dozen - (1)
LaughingLark to penguino - Wire wrapped quartz points #8 - (1)

guacaMolly to penguino - Lavender sachets - (1)
guacaMolly to penguino - Stoneware buttons (sheep in circle x2, heart design x2, impressed lace x1, circle flower x1) - (1)

penguino to LaughingLark - Tri bead roller - (1)
Velvet Rose to ptarmic wumpus - Mixed neutral merino pack - (3)
pseudo_pix to Phizzychick - 3D christmas stars B2 & B4 - (1)
TwiztidBlood to sarahj2001 - Dried fruit art - (1)
TwiztidBlood to sarahj2001 - Purple orifice hook & Heart stitch markers - (1)

Send by Nov 23
lapoli to penguino - 2oz tussah silk (brown) - (1)
sheepBlue to Zelda.Suicide - Custom stamps x6 - (3)
ptarmic wumpus to Zelda.Suicide - Sheep ornament - (1)

Send by Nov 24
AsphaltQueen to Zelda.Suicide - Bee necklace & Turtle necklace - (1)
AsphaltQueen to Zelda.Suicide - Turquoise turtle necklace - (1)

Zelda.Suicide to aeronberry - 3 custom dachshund pencil pouches - (6)
aeronberry to sheepBlue - Vintage blue owl earrings - (1)

Send by Nov 25
AsphaltQueen to ptarmic wumpus - Set of holiday cards - (1)
lapoli to ptarmic wumpus - .8oz silk hankies - (2)
guacaMolly to ptarmic wumpus - White cotton stuffable doll forms, six - (1)
Lo{ve} to RubyTuesday - Crochet hooks boye aluminum D-K - (1)
Lo{ve} to RubyTuesday - Susan bates crystalites L-P - (1)

pinkanddinky to Lo{ve} - Maxi pads A, G, I & Panty liners 8, 24 - (3)

Send by Nov 26
calluna to loves2experiment - Opera, Wine, Prettymiss, Mushrooms & Little bird - (1)
lapoli to loves2experiment - Random fiber 8 oz - (2)
A2K to sheepBlue - Custom wristlet & tampon holder - (2)
sheepBlue to guacaMolly - Custom stamps - (1)
sheepBlue to guacaMolly - Fabric/Sewn organizer - (2)

sarahj2001 to AsphaltQueen - Thread catcher - (2)

Send by Nov 27
AsphaltQueen to atsuko - 31 neckties - (2)

Send by Nov 28
lapoli to alteredmommy - 1.8 oz hand dyed blue-green locks - (1)
guacaMolly to alteredmommy - 10 glass vials - (1)
rangerbeth to oneredboot - Fall clutch - (1)
calluna to lapoli - Rubber stamps - (1)
guacaMolly to lapoli - White cotton stuffable doll forms x 6 - (1)   Void
atsuko to rangerbeth - TOL pendant #2 - (1)
atsuko to rangerbeth - TOL pendant #3 - (1)
atsuko to rangerbeth - Nestlace #5 - (1)

Send by Nov 29
loudxmouse to rangerbeth- Acorn pendant #4 - (1)
rangerbeth to loudxmouse - 30rock embroidery in frame - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to LaughingLark - Hanging towel sushi - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to LaughingLark - Hanging towel mexican - (1)

ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Black/grey scarf - (1)
loudxmouse to AsphaltQueen - One set of marshmellows - (1)
sarahj2001 to ptarmic wumpus - Two cupcake bath bombs, orange - (2)
sarahj2001 to ptarmic wumpus - Crayon soap & Beer soap - (1)

Send by Nov 30
KatyMai to Lo{ve} - JSet3 - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to TwiztidBlood - Brown dachshund pencil case - (2)
averyg to sarahj2001 - Entire girl painting series - (3)
corduroy cat to freestyle - Hedgehog & Greeting cards - (1)
AsphaltQueen to freestyle - Black handknit alpaca mitts - (1)
AsphaltQueen to freestyle - Mother & child cameo necklace + Gold ganesa cameo necklace  - (1)

Lo{ve} to Zelda.Suicide - Custom tshirt (mustache cat) - (2)
pinkanddinky to calluna - T-shirt yarns - (1)
pseudo_pix to SewMamaLady - Knitted hand puppets - (1)
aeronberry to A2K - Flat rate box of fabric - (2)

Send by Dec 1
pinkanddinky to pseudo_pix - Toilet pincushion - (1)
pinkanddinky to pseudo_pix - T-shirt yarn blues - (1)
pinkanddinky to pseudo_pix - Baby crafts book - (1)

A2K to AsphaltQueen - Custom needle rolls - (3)
guacaMolly to pinkanddinky - Vintage test tube vials set of 10 - (1)
Nesse to Zelda.Suicide - 'Ugly batt' destash - (3)
AsphaltQueen to Zelda.Suicide - Pink handknit socks - (1)
lapoli to sheepBlue - Kettle dyed dk weight yarn - (3)
Zelda.Suicide to sheepBlue - Skulls & stripes barmops - (1)
Nesse to sarahj2001 - 3 felted soaps, Knitting book & Spooky sample soaps - (2)

Send by Dec 2
ptarmic wumpus to corduroy cat - Totoro - (2)

Send by Dec 5
A2K to AsphaltQueen - Custom project bags - (3)

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009 04:09:09 PM »


last updated:

29 november 2009 @ 855am

name current/pending/total

a2k   3   3   6
aeronberry   5   0   5
alteredmommy   2   0   2
Angry Angel   3   0   3
asphaltqueen   0   0   0
atsuko   7   0   7
averyg   6   0   6
calluna   4   0   4
corduroy cat   0   0   0
crumpet79   3   0   3
Eliea   2   0   2
Freestyle   1   0   1
gavagai   4   0   4
guacamolly   3   1   4
kayrun   1   0   1
katymai   1   1   2
kitschkween   4   0   4
lapoli   11   0   11
laughinglark   3   0   3
leighi123   3   0   3
loudxmouse   4   2   6
lo{ve}   1   2   3
loves2experiment   3   0   3
mermaidcafe   3   0   3
mlsocci74   6   0   6
mullerslanefarm   3   0   3
nesse   0   5   5
oneredboot   0   0   0
penguino   5   0   5
phizzychick   4   0   4
pinkanddinky   6   3   9
poppycock!!   3   0   3
pseudo_pix   4   0   4
psyche   0   0   0
ptarmic wumpus   5   0   5
racehorse87   0   0   0
rangerbeth   4   0   4
RubyTuesday   3   0   3
sansa   5   0   5
sarahj2001   0   0   0
sewknitter   3   0   3
SewMamaLady   2   0   2
sheepblue   3   0   3
sin esperanza   4   0   4
TwiztidBlood   2   0   2
untouchableface   2   0   2
velvet rose   3   0   3
wwrich   4   0   4
Zelda.Suicide   3   0   3

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gone to round 33!
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009 04:19:12 PM »


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!  

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Claims from me:
Send by Nov 21
loves2experiment to lapoli - Chocolate Therapy Zippered Pouch - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #1 - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #3 - (1)
loves2experiment to lapoli - Yarn experiment #5 - (1)

Claims I have made:
Send by Nov 7
Phizzychick to loves2experiment - Bird Love - (1)
Phizzychick to loves2experiment - Birds Bees Butterflies - (1)

Send by Nov 26
calluna to loves2experiment - Opera, Wine, Prettymiss, Mushrooms & Little bird - (1)
lapoli to loves2experiment - Random fiber 8 oz - (2)

Started: 4
Current: 3
Pending: 0
Total: 3

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Embellishments, 1/2 point. Mixture of ribbons, stamped images, etc.  Perfect for altered art, scrapbooking, card making, etc!

Scented Cake Soy Wax Melts by AJs Country Cottage on Etsy.  Delicious, highly fragrant and long lasting!  Choose from Mediterranean Fig or Apple Clove, 1 point/each.  

Ten Yard Cuff. 1/2 point/each.  Choose from green (top) or purple (bottom).  


Pictures coming and/or available on request:

6.5oz White Ecospun - 2 points
3.1oz Soysilk - 2 points
3.7oz Fine Mohair (Louet) (white) - 2 points
2oz Mohair (lt brown) - 1 point
3.2oz Tencel Top - 3 points


Bag of Random Fiber - kettle dyed, misc. odds and ends and different colors. 4oz/point. Perfect for felters or drum carders!  (Multiples available up to a total of 2 lbs)

Starting Points: 5
Current Points:  3
Pending Points:  6
Total Points:  9

Claims From My Shop:

to nesse - tiger lily merino (2)
to velvet rose - sierra (2)
to untouchableface - squash (2)
to crumpet79 - tiger beat (2)
to velvet rose - twilight (2)
to penguino - 2oz tussah silk (lt brown) (1)
to ptarmic wumpus - silk hankies (2)
to loves2experiment - random fiber 8oz (2)
to alteredmommy - mohair locks (1)
to sheepblue - handdyed yarn (3)

Claims From Other Shops:

from untouchableface - prairie grass (2)
from asphaltqueen - steampunk ring (2)
from asphaltqueen - silver ganesa, stitch markers (1)
from rangerbeth - Vintage bias tape and hem facing-Neutrals  (1)
from rangerbeth - Vintage bias tape and hem facing-Greens (1)
from rangerbeth - Willie the biker dog (1)
from loves2experiment - chocolate zippered pouch (1)
from loves2experiment - yarn experiment #1 (1)
from loves2experiment - yarn experiment #3 (1)
from loves2experiment - yarn experiment #5 (1)
from guacamolly - cotton doll forms (1)
from calluna - stamps (1)

Holiday Wishlist:
(a lot of this is duplicated from my OWS list, but I'll try to add some new things, too)

-handwarmers for my husband or for me - he really likes snug patterns like Fetching and I really like Toasty (loose and slouchy)
-stenciled bike tee for my husband
-a key rack for near the front door
-anything with my 'lapoli' logo on it (maybe i will post it somewhere and attach a link..)
-bar towels, kitchen towels, rags, washcloths, tawashi, etc.
-handmade soaps
-fabric buckets
-wall art - particularly anything with birds, fern leaves, etc. (can be any medium!)
-embroidered almost anything (handkerchieves, pillowcases, etc)
-funky jewelry - i really like chunky rings (and i seem to have lost my favorite one. Sad )
-hand painted sock yarn
-handspun yarn
-cloche hat (examples on my wist)
-wrap dress (now i'm just thinking of a perfect world...)
-slippers for my husband and/or for me

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009 04:41:56 PM »

Amyzing Creations
All items come from a smoke free, 2 cat home in Raleigh, NC (USA).

CLOSED!  (For Thanksgiving!  Will reopen with the start of round 33!)
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Fabric Button Magnets
Choose 5 (US) or 3 (international) magnets per package.
Fabric button/badge magnets.  The little ones are 1.25in and the big ones are 1.5in.  Use the numbers on the 2nd picture for claiming.  (No longer available- 15, 3, 16, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22)

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Custom Dachshund Purses (3 pts)
Dachshund shaped purses, made from Naugahyde (it's pretty heavy, used for restaurant upholstery).  Approximately 22in from nose to tail, and about 11in from the feet to the top of the head.
They have a cotton fabric pouch lining inside.
Please message me about this first... it will probably be the next round (Dec.) before I can make anymore of these (I have 3 still in my queue atm).

Custom Dachshund Pencil Pouches (2 pts)
Dachshund shaped pencil pouches, made from Naugahyde (it's pretty heavy, used for restaurant upholstery).  Almost 15in from nose to tail, and about 9 inches from the feet to the top of the head.  These are not lined due to their smaller size.  Please message me about this first... it will probably be the next round (Dec.) before I can make anymore of these (I have 2 still in my queue atm).
Pictured with pencils to give an idea of size...

Crocheted Scarves (1 pt each)
Crocheted scarves, both are approximately 60in long, the pink one is 6in wide and the purple is 5in wide.
Claim as Pink or Purple

Aprons (1 pt each)
Cute aprons (made by my crafty aunt), I am pretty sure they are made from dishcloths (they are approximately 29 inches from top to bottom).  
Claim as Orange Polkadots or Blue Cars

Crocheted Tote  (2 pts)
Crocheted "Tidy Tote", approximately ??in x ??in flat bottom and ??in tall with ??in long straps.  I fell in love with this pattern, started it in Sept and finally finished it in May... but I really don't need any more bags/totes.  The yarn is a twisted cream, pink, brown (like neopolitan ice cream).

Padded Laptop Sleeve (1 pt)
Laptop sleeve (made for my old laptop, hardly used since that thing was too heavy to really be portable, I washed before taking pics and the flannel pilled in the wash, which is why it's only 1pt instead of 2), padded with several layers of fleece, and closes with velcro.  (The measurements of my old laptop as provided by the Gateway website are= 1.31 to 1.40-inches (H) 14.09-inches (W) 10.39-inches (D)... it fit quite snug into this sleeve)

Barmops! (1 pt for 2)
Fabric embellished terry barmop cloths, approximately 15inx18in. (#)=how many of that cloth is available, mix & match any 2 for 1 pt.
Click here to see how the cloth looks unfolded.
Claim as skulls (1) or yarn (2)

Claim as stripes (1) or needle & thread (2)

Claim as watering cans (1), ladybugs (1) or pink/brown (1)

Zipper Pouches (1 pt each)
Zipper pouches w/ a flat bottom.  Approximately ?in x ?in.
Claim as Pink/Orange Honeycomb (2 available)

Coin Pouches (0.5 pt each)
Coin sized zipper pouches.
Claim as Pink/Brown

Onesie & Skirt Set (1 pt)  
Blue/Green Snails (skirt/0-3 mos)

Toddler skirts (1 pt each)  
Choose Black Hawaiian (12 mos) or Butterflies (18mos)

Toddler shorts (1 pt each)  
Choose Green Polkadots (tiny white polkadots) (12 mos), Big Polkadots (18 mos), Red Sports (2T), Camo Hawaiian (3T), Blue/Green Honeycomb (Amy Butler Midwest Modern)(4T)

Crocheted dish/washcloths!  (.25 pt each)
Claim as #

Quilted Coffee Cozies (2 for 1 pt)  *SALE!*
Claim as Eagles, Duke, Steelers, Camo, or Skulls


Embellished Tote (2 pts each)
Pick which style of tote bag you would like and then pick what type of embellishment you would like on it... choose between a stenciled, embroidered, or appliqued image (please keep the design reasonably simple, I can do more complex designs for an extra point).
Choose between regular flat tote or tote with side/bottom gusset.


Wedding Scrapbook Supplies (1 pt for lot)
All sorts of wedding scrapbook goodies, includes everything in picture.

Sewing Patterns (0.5 pt each)
Claim as Simplicity 4758 (Size A, cut) or Simplicity 5961 (One Size, Apron D has been cut out but all pieces are included)

Claim as Simplicity 4116 (Size H5, uncut) or Vogue V8352 (Size AA, uncut)

Claim as Simplicity Built By Wendy 3964 (Size D5, uncut) or Simplicity 5105 (Size AA, 1 piece is cut... though I'm not sure why, haha)

Claim as Simplicity 4119 (Size H5, cut) or Simplicity 8523 (Size Z, uncut)

Claim as Simplicity Threads Collection 4072 (Size K5, uncut)

ZIPPERS! (2 pts per lot)
Lots of 30-40 zippers.  Metal zippers (there are 3 lots available), includes many colors and lengths, mostly vintage (in great condition).  

Friends Embroidery Sampler (.5 pt)
Has been opened but appears to have everything still included.

Candlewicking Patterns (.5 pt for both)
2 Envelopes of candlewicking patterns, 1 opened (but the patterns don't even looked like they were unfolded), the other is still sealed.

Tiny Bows! (0.5 pt for bag)
Bag of 30+ tiny ribbon bows, perfect for embellishing little girls clothing items.  There are baby pink, blue, white and red ones, in 3 different styles.  Very cute!

Random Books/Etc... (1 pt for all, 0.5 pt each)
Found these in my stash, would be great for papercrafting/decoupaging/etc projects.  The first is a book of Mom quotes (great for Mother's Day projects), the second is a Love Hina manga/graphic novel, and the last is actually not a book, but a copy of FinalFantasy8 for the PC (the packaging is pretty neat and the manual has usable pictures in it, I don't know if the game actually works anymore).

Inside shots... mom quotes, manga, FF8

Sheer Star Fabric (1 pt)
Over 6.5 yds of (58in wide) sheer fabric with cute green and yellow stars on it (has a few stain spots, pictured below... one looks like it might be rust and the other looks like ink but it's right above the selvage).  (pictures- 1. fabric, 2. close up of star, 3. rust-looking stains, 4. ink-looking stain)

- VIDEO GAME THEMED ORNAMENTS (for my video game themed Christmas tree, PM me for a list of preferred games!)
- Sewing, Embroidery, Crochet or Knitting supplies
- Crochet or Knitting Books/Magazines/Patterns (as well as sewing patterns)
- Yarn! (I love bulky & cotton yarn and I can always use food colored acrylic yarn)
- Fabric!
- Stuff for my kiddo (3yrs old, boy)
- Art (Crafty related, birds/trees/seasons, videogame/movie related)
- Really anything (tshirt/tote/fabric/etc) sewing/crafting related (I sew and crochet/knit mostly)
- Also I am a HUGE Legend Of Zelda nerd, so anything LoZ related...
I also have a wishlist on my swapblog if you want some more ideas (in addition to my wists and ravelry favs... http://swaphappyamy.blogspot.com/2009/11/wishlisting.html


Claims from my shop:
to KatyMai - Dark Green Dachshund Pencil - 2 pts
to loudxmouse - Red Dachshund Pencil - 1 pt
to SarahJ2001 - Shiny Black Dachshund - 3 pts
to freestyle - Matte Black Dachshund - 3 pts
to aeronberry - 3 custom dachshund pencil pouches - 6 pts

to TwiztidBlood - Brown Dachshund Pencil Case - 2 pts
to sheepBlue - skulls and stripes barmops - 1 pt

Claims I have made:
from A2K - Custom needle rolls - 2 pts
from TwiztidBlood - Set of 2 Mario mushrooms - 1 pt
from sheepBlue - Handcarved Stamps (Love Tree & Black Sheep) - 1 pt
from sheepBlue - Custom Stamps x6 - 3 pts
from ptarmic wumpus - Sheep ornament - 1 pt
from AsphaltQueen - Bee necklace & Turtle necklace - 1 pt
from AsphaltQueen - Turquoise Turtle Necklace - 1 pt

from Lo{ve} - Custom Tshirt (Mustache Cat) - 2 pts
from Nesse - 'ugly batt' destash - 3 pts
from AsphaltQueen - PINK Handknit Socks - 1 pt

Started with: 1
Current: 3
Pending: 0
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