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Topic: DECEMBER Birthday Swap (Sign-up's until December 31) Lists ONLY  (Read 17190 times)
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« on: November 26, 2009 09:23:35 PM »

(Swap Format taken from previous birthday swaps.) Thanks Maremare  Grin


Questions? Please post here in the discussion/gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329226.msg3801347#msg3801347

Details of swap:  This swap was organized so everyone can get something crafty for their birthday!  Please read the guidelines carefully.

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

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

3. If your birthday is in swap's current month, you can post your birthday wish list for this month. To do that, you must first PM me with the swap questionnaire filled out and wait for approval. While you're waiting, be sure to post in the discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329226.msg3801347#msg3801347

4. Once you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would like to receive. This is the format for your lists:
Your location and a short bio
A list of crafted items you would like
Any craft supplies you'd like
And a few extras that arent crafted, things like candy or tea.

Remember, the more items on your list, the more likely you are to be chosen. The minimum of items to post is five.  Also including your wists is a good way for people to get the idea of your likes and style.  If you have any allergies please type them in red in your bio section.

5. Please post lists only in this thread. Discussion can be done here in the combined discussion/gallery thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329226.msg3801347#msg3801347

 6. Every birthday participant must make at least one claim. You may have up to two claims at a time, unless you are an FOC or a first time swapper, and then you can claim again once your items are received (not when you mail out). New swappers may only have one outstanding claim; they may claim again after their first claim is received. FOC"s may have 3 outstanding claims at a time. Claims need to be made from the "crafted" and "craft supplies" sections of a person's list. The "extras" are just that--extra items you may want to throw in if you are feeling generous, but claims cannot be solely extras. Keep it crafty :-) (I'm asking that if you are sending mostly supplies, that you craft a little something for the bday babe.)

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

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

 9. When you choose to fulfill a birthday wish, PM both the organizer AND the chosen craftster.  At that time, please request the address for where to send it.  After that you have 2 weeks to get the item out the door.
Note: Since I am starting this swap a few days before the beginning of the month I am asking that you only post your list after you are approved and wait to make claims until the first of the month. Thanks!
10. It is super important for everyone to keep good communication.  It is REQUIRED that you PM me when you've sent and of course, don't forget the DC#.  It is REQUIRED that when you receive, you PM me and publicly announce in the gallery (even if you don't have pictures).  

11. When one of your items is chosen, please cross it out so that it is easier for others to see what has been chosen.
(It wouldn't hurt to thank the person at this time either.)

12. If you are sending late you must PM me by your send-out date.  If your send-out date comes and goes and you dont PM me, you will receive poor communication feedback.  It should not be my job to hunt you down and find out what is going on.

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

Format for PM's:

Proper label:
"December Bday Swap" and either "Sign-up," "Claim," "Sent," "Received," or "Question"

When sending sent and received pm's include the send-by date, listed in the second post of the main thread, your user name, their user name and the item. Just copy and past the info from the second post if you want!:

Send by November 14
MareMare to kittykill--handmade soap and lotion

Outstanding claims allowed:
FOC's: 3 at a time
First time swappers: 1 at a time
Everyone else: 2 at a time

Become an FOC~


Name of swap-  DECEMBER 2009 Birthday Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name & Address (formatted for mailing):
When is your birthday?
Have you read and understand all of the rules to this swap?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim?
(If not then you will not be approved.)
Are you at least 16 years old?  Yes/No
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt.  Yes/No
Quiz: What do you have to do if someone who is a non-bday swapper sends you a gift?

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

Name of swap- DECEMBER 2009 Birthday Swap (Non-Bday Craftster)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name:
Mailing address, including country and properly formatted for shipping:
Chosen craftster and item (if you know):
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt. Yes/No
I understand that I will be getting a thank you card and not a package for this swap.  Yes/No


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Please make sure to post in the combined Gallery/Discussion Thread to keep up with updates:

Previous rounds of the Birthday swap...
November 2009 gallery/discussion
November 2009
October 2009 gallery/discussion
October 2009
September 2009 gallery/discussion
September 2009
August 2009 gallery/discussion  
July 2009  
July 2009 gallery/discussion  

Swap name: December 2009 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Lindsayrose
Sign-up date range:  Until December 31st
DATE TO SEND ITEMS BY:  2 weeks after you make a claim

Limited to a certain number of people?: No.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
You must be 16 years old to swap.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- 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
- 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 16 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - 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
« Last Edit: November 28, 2009 09:34:35 AM by lindsayrose » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009 09:23:57 PM »

Updated December 28! (Please double check Cheesy)

Birthday (Claims Made/Sent-inTransit/Sent-Received) Gifts coming

Birthday Swappers:

lindsayrose Dec 28 FOC (0/0/0) 2 gifts
edie22 Dec 09 (4/0/2) 2 gifts
woodland_faerie Feedback Given
jca1982   Dec 13 FOC (3/0/2) 2 gifts
akredhead Feedback Given
morglanc Feedback Given
ThreadOrYarn Dec 22 FOC (1/1/0) 2 gifts
SevsOnlyGirl Dec 26 FOC (3/0/1) 4 gifts
thedreamer Dec 02 (1/1/0) 2 gifts
sg1psychopath Dec 25 FOC (1/0/0) 2 gifts
polutechnos Feedback Given
Le Mieux Dec 22 FOC (1/0/0) 2 gifts
Taniquel  Dec 06 Not FOC (1/0/0) 1 gifts
Tygir Dec 29 FOC (1/1/0) 2 gifts
Whisp3rd Dec 02 (1/0/0) 1 gifts
LolaandBean Dec 08 FOC (1/0/0) 3 gifts
MissDisney Dec 16 (1/0/0) 1 gifts
addictd2rachyp00 Dec 26 (1/0/0) 1 gifts

Non-Birthday Swappers

RhymeswOrange  Feedback Given
SciFunk FOC (0/0/0)Feedback Given
lovesclutter FOC (1/0/0) Notes coming:
PM Organizer
Late with Communication


Send by December 15

edie22 to ollieorange--- cowl and apple cozy
edie22 to jca1982--- something crochet

woodland_faerie to akredhead--- hedgehog stuffie
jca1982 to edie22---needlebook
morglanc to lindsayrose--- original mosaic art
SevsOnlyGirl to ThreadOrYarn--- Loungy Pants

ollieorange to akredhead--- gym tote and catnip toys
polutechnos to sg1psychopath--- button belt and supplies
RhymeswOrange to lindsayrose--- wrist/arm warmers
alwaysinmyroom to woodland_faerie--- woodland faerie scarf
Le Mieux to SevsOnlyGirl--- Crochet Bella mittens
thedreamer to woodland_faerie--- crocheted owlet(s)
akredhead to edie22--- jewelry

Send by December 16

jca1982 to akredhead--- long dangle earrings

ThreadOrYarn to thedreamer--- supplies and crafted surprise

Tygir to thedreamer--- scarf and something book related Unknown location possibly lost
alwaysinmyroom to Taniquel--- ornaments and other crafted surprises

Send by December 17
<secret santa> to SevsOnlyGirl--- Passport wallets

Send By December 21
RhymeswOrange to Tygir--- handspun yarn
akredhead to morganlanc--- bath fizzies
Whisp3rd to SevsOnlyGirl--- scoodie
jca1982 to Le Mieux-- wrist pin cushion

Send by December 22
morganlanc to Tygir--- wall art
Taniquel to Whisp3rd--- knitting project bag and stitch markers

Send by December 24
Whisp3rd to ollieorange--- apple protector and cowl
LolaandBean to polutechnos--- scarf

Send by December 26

MissDisney to ThreadOrYarn--- absorbent dish towel/ kitchen stuff ANGEL FOUND

Send by December 31
edie22 to SevsOnlyGirl--- pincushion and supplies
edie22 to morganlanc--- cowl Lost in Post
SevsOnlyGirl to morganlanc---wisty surprise
sg1psychopath to MissDisney--- pillowcases, picture frame

Send by January 10
addictd2rachyp00 to MissDisney--- Disney wall art

Send by January 11
lovesclutter to addictd2rachyp00--- tote bag and supplies

Send by January 12
ThreadorYarn to LolaandBean--- books and other good stuff
sg1psychopath to LolaandBean---misc. goodies

alwaysinmyroom to LolaandBean--- wist surprise

Send by January 14
SevsOnlyGirl to Le Mieux--- bella charm bracelet
Taniquel to jca1982--- apron
Le Mieux to sg1psychopath--- surprises!
Lindsayrose to ollieorange-- surprise
lindsayrose to polutechnos--- surprise
« Last Edit: January 22, 2010 09:13:06 PM by lindsayrose » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2009 09:42:54 AM »

 DECEMBER 6th is my day! Greetings from the woodlands of the Ozarks in Joplin Missouri! I am obsessed with woodland type faeries (not your fluffy girliy baby faerie stuff and nooooo DISNEY)I am also a pagan ... I love organic and natural looking things woodgrain and mushrooms squirrels owls and woodland creaturei dress like a faerie everyday and i am very tribal looking (big long dreadlocks) they touch my butt now, I love celtic pagan inpired stuff like spirals...I am tall and skinny with a big head and piercings i look like a furry cartoon character! lol I have  I love clothing and layers and textures My favorite color is rust brown(walnut?), brown, mossy green and type of woodland colors ( i hate blues and purples and "cool" colors) i don't want any food items We are very outdoor's minded folks i like to be cute but have stuff that will last an excursion out in the woods! we go mushroom hunting and i do some outdoor photography and i collect natural things for mix media projects .just look at my wist you will defiantly get a feel for the frolic'n faerie that lives inside me! also for more inspiration BRIAN FROUD AND LINDA RAVENSCROFT are my favorite artist so you can get a feel for what i like from their art work! ( i don't want any food/ paper items...(books are ok like sewing books and faerie books) i don't want scrapbooking i don't keep paper stuff.... Grin yay ( the more feral and the more texures the better)

  here is my wist list www.wists.com/woodland_faerie
 look at it all some of the stuff is really fun

A crafted item from my wist would be wonderful!

 NEW STUFF! i am in need off funky armwarmers and leggwarmers in the woodland faerie style (make it really funky) lol
A list of crafted items you would like
A knitted woodgrain cowl http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32966279
knitted mushrooms like from my wist
and fun

Crochet: I love the crochet hoots from
crochet knotty pillow( woodgrain)  off my wist
crochet little hoot or owlets  ( small crochet owls from roman sock) http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/instant-crochetification.html
any type of woodland type of crochet creation would rock (i like weird and imperfect things like funky scarfs or hats ( i have a big head so ask for details if making head gear of any kind!)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2638743479/

Felted: anything feral looking like i hopped out of a stump!
 I would love to have a woodland felted pixie hat in brown or rusts or brown/ moss. the more fun the better im a like crazy
 A felted faerie belt or purse with this flair
(well any stuff that Shade of Shadow does is right down my alley so honestly yeah...

fun recycled sweater scarft: looks very woodland faerie
A Toadstool backpack ( i can do without the doors and windows maybe make it more real looking i guess?) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317249.0

https://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=5413 I want a fox hat i ask me for measurements! (really like this https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201417.0 )

 ANY CLOTHING OFF MY WIST I LOVE THE STUFF ask me for sizes(can be wool or leather i don't mind tee hee)
or inspired from
www.gibbous.com (i love texture and recycling)
*odds and ends*
a moss inspired pendant its really cute
A woodland faerie poppet maybe?
 any nature inspired jewelry?

A creative personal medium that you surprise me with? Something i would be fabulous out frolic'n and mushroom hunting out in the woods...  
and of course anything faerie!

Any craft supplies you'd like: Brian Froud Linda Ravenscroft any brown or any faerie artist stuff you don't want anymore or green or woodland texture type fabrics or yarns.mushroom fabric.faerie charms or mushrooms. I am always in the need of thread and sewing machine needles...sewing books...i really have been looking for the crochet today Jan/ Feb 2009 issue ...you get the picture i think
And a few extras that arent crafted, things like candy or tea. - I like fun dip and any faerie stuff (not much for paper stuff or scrapbooking or stickers my son just destroys it or it becomes clutter) i like faerie books and photos of the woods or natural stuff like holed stones or neat looking branches ectI have shadow boxes with woodland creatures and other oddities. dead butterflies or moths! any small woodland creatures for terrariums too!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2009 12:06:38 PM by woodland_faerie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Watch out for toadstool rings!
I love personal swaps we can do one with faerie clothing just ask! I've got a vintage fabric for trade
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009 02:17:08 PM »

(2/0/0) 2 gifts

Hi! I'm 33 and I'll be 34 on the 9th.  I've been crocheting for so many years! my grandma taught me when I was about 8 and I've been doing it on and off ever since.  I live in South Florida with my husband of ten years.  No kids, no pets, I have a tiny condo that is literally older than I am.  I also dabble in making things with felt, I cross stitch...

I can't make jewelry to save my life.  I tried, and its just tedious to me.  Which means anyone that makes it is just awesome in my eyes.

I love the colors blue and purple.  Blue stripes are my absolute favorite.  I also love pink, pink and brown together...

And i'm completely obsessed with Star Trek lately.  Teh new movie had a huge impact on a lot of things, in particular Chris Pine (he plays the new Captain Kirk)... but pretty much the whole thing was just amazing.  We got a new HDTV for our anniversary on Halloween and I agreed to this specifically so I could see the new Star trek movie in HD.  

So anyway... onto the list.  

Anything from my wists:


-As you can see from my lists, I'm obsessed with purses and bags.  I would love a bag that will fit my new 10 inch laptop, camera, ipod and phone - with pockets.  
-A bag for my crochet/knitting with a little pocket to keep my crochet hooks in.
-A laptop cover - its one of those tiny new 10 inch ones.
-Bracelet - I love beaded bracelets! Especially in blues and purples or pink
-Earrings - I recently started wearing earrings again. I love the little tiny drop ones, that fall just below the ear.
Thanks to akredhead for some jewelry!!
-Anything needlefelted! I've never had anything needlefelted.  My favorite animal is a monkey?
-Needlebook - I keep making them for swaps, and never for myself! thanks jca1982!
-Anything Star Trek related or inspired.  
-hand made journal
-apron - either a half apron for crafting or big apron for cooking. I got one recently in a swap and its AWESOME
-Rapunzel scarf in Christmas colors (red/green/white) or Star Trek colors (red/blue/gold)

-Rubber stamp carving kit
-beginning sewing kit - I am getting a sewing machine for my birthday from my husband and I haven't sewn anything in about 18 years (not since early in high school)
-Shrinky dink starter kit

-yarn! I love yarn, even if its from your stash or lying around your house or whatever!
-Cross stitch/embroidery thread

-local coffee
-dark chocolate
-reeses cups
-hot chocolate
-birthday cards

Thank you!
(I hope I did this right, Its my first one like this)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2009 07:23:50 PM by edie22 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009 04:30:24 PM »

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I'm turning 31 years old!!! and newly married. I work as an clinical therapist with teen girls at a mental health hospital for children. My favorite colors are jewel tones (deep colors). My house is a variety of colors at the moment. Some of my favorite things: Firefly/Serenity, Star Trek, Blackadder, Venture Brothers, Father Ted, Jarvis Cocker, The Sims2, guinea pigs, kitty cats, miniatures, bumble bees and hedgehogs.


- Garland like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34595974&ref=fp_feat_1
-Fabric doorstop like this:  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28696692&ref=sr_gallery_19&&ga_search_query=door+stop&ga_search_type=category&category=housewares&ga_page=4&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title but in orange, yellow, red and brown.
-Fabric bins like these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34146647&ref=cat1_gallery_7
-A big tote bag in a bold, retro fabric to carry clothes to and from the gym.
-Long dangly earrings (I mean long).
-warm socks for the cold Alaskan winter I'm looking forward to.
-a crochet or fabric doll of a character from one of my favorite shows listed above.
- Fun cat toys with catnip in them.
- Brooch like these: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177247.0
- Pony tail hiders like these: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182195.0
- A bag like this:
-A long wallet (like a checkbook size) that has slots for cards and id's and stuff...something that incorporates my interests and/or fandoms.
-Kanzashi flowers for my hair like this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313739.0
- I love original artwork to hang on my walls!
-A scarf like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31114350&ref=cat2_gallery_5
- Crochet flower embellishments of various colors and styles. Examples: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30234533&ref=cat1_list_21
- Cowl neck hood-scarf: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30021773
- Stress balls (squeezy balls)
- A craft that is hedgehog themed (see my wist for ideas)
- A scarf like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34437639&ref=cat1_gallery_19
- A shawl like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20167887&ref=cat2_gallery_16
- Earrings like these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33041849&ref=cat1_gallery_2
- I love this bag! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34425908&ref=cat1_gallery_16
-I adore this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31602037&ref=cat1_gallery_16
- Bumper stickers that are Firefly/Serenity themed that say "Alaskan Browncoat" or "My Captain Misbehaves" "I Aim to Misbehave" or "Gorramit!" or "I stop for Reevers"...You get it.


-beads and findings (no plastic or seed beads please)
-E-Z crimps
-lampwork beads
-hand dyed yarn
-decorative hole punches


- Finger puppets
-One of your favorite books
-Something from my wist: http://www.wists.com/akredhead
- Toys for my patient's to play with during session NO METAL: slinkies, squishy balls...anything that is tactile and not hard.
- Bath and Body Works wall flower refillsalmost any sent will do but some of my favorites: Moonlight Path, Pumpkin Spice and Sweet Pea
- Toys for my guinea pigs.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2009 02:03:28 PM by akredhead » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009 05:50:19 PM »

Hi there! First off I would like to welcome all of you to this swap, it should be a lot of fun! I am a first time organizer so if I miss something please let me know and anytime you have a question or comment let me know!

All righty! I'm Lindsay, I'm turning the big TWO ONE on the 28th. I live in Vermont with my boyfriend and menagerie of animals (turtle, hamster, fishies, tarantula, and lovely little kitten named Tuck). I'm a Jack of all Crafts master of none I guess. I dabble with paper crafts, jewelry making, a bit of simple sewing, needle felting and recently retaught myself crochet and I'm loving it. I love dark purple, aqua, bright greens and magenta (jewel tones) but I also like more earthy colors like sage green, burnt orange, browns, mauves, more muted dusty colors. Let's see some things I like are nautical themes, old images of ships, lighthouses, things to do with the ocean in general, mermaids sometimes but not the cartoony kind, trees, birds, silhouettes or paper cut outs (I think they are so cool), anything to do with nature really like flowers and leaves and things of that nature. I love damask prints, steampunk stuff is very cool, victorian style things are always beautiful. I think I tend to steer clear of cutesy stuff but honestly I will appreciate anything. I love Alice in Wonderland but not the disney kind. I love bugs, things with butterflies or dragonflies, fireflies well pretty much any of them.

Anyway, onto the LIST:D

Crafted Items
-Fingerless gloves (I've always wanted some of these. Preferably shorter, like to the wrist not up the arms.
-Any sort of mosaic(paper, stained glass, ceramic whatever!)
-I think an apron would be cool I'm a bigger girl though so I'd need one that has a larger front and longish ties.
I'd prefer a full front ones, I need one for cooking that can be pretty or whatever but I need one for painting type things too so that's fine with just whatever fabric.
-Any sort of house shoes or slippers for my cold tile great room. (i have big feet though, size womens 11)
-Any sort of decorated little tins or boxes, or wooden or that cardboard or paper mache containers. I have a ton of smaller things and I have a thing for small little organizational containment devices ha.
-Handmade soaps I prefer the cold or hot pressed types. No lavender please.
-Any kind of lip balm or chap stick.
-Hand spun yarn any color
-Any stationery or note cards with neat or pretty designs.
-Anything that you think I would like or inspired by my wists: www.wists.com/lindsayrose

Things I'd like to learn/Kits I'd appreciate
I am constantly looking to learn new crafts so even if I don't list it on here if you have a craft you enjoy and its easy to put a little starter kit together I would love it!

-Resin anything I'm really interested in it.
-Soap making
-Cross stitching I'd really love even just one of the tiny little projects to start.
-I really want to start learning how to spin yarn on a spindle so any roving
-I'm also interested in cake decorating or cupcake making so any sort of little supplies that go along would that would be appreciated.
-Kind of unrelated but I am trying to learn how to cook more of a variety of foods and my boyfriend and I are trying to eat healthier so a little recipe book or some recipe cards with easier healthier foods would be awesome.

-Yarn! (Any color any weight)
-Any crochet hook besides size G
-Any buttons that have the loops. Like the kind without the holes.
-Any old craft magazines or any crochet ones.
-Jewelry making supplies (Primarily lobster claw fasteners, thin chains, headpins- glass beads area always welcome)

Random Stuff
-I love dark chocolate
-My kitten loves getting presents he loves felt and socks haha
-Scraps of patterned papers and ephemera are always fun

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2009 02:23:26 PM »

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hi! my name is morgan, and i'm turning 23 on the 23rd Smiley i live in central oregon, and even though its terribly cold right now, the sky is clear and the sun is shining! i'm a stay at home wife/artist(i get payed for neither Smiley i have an orange cat named butters who is the best cat ever!
 we all recently moved out to the woods with my inlaws, so that we can pay off debt and buy a house. i love living out of town, and i dont like large amounts of people in one place. i love nature, walking, meditating, painting, reading, and baths. i have 13 tattoos, and a full arm sleeve. i am obsessed with makeup. i like greens, and reds, blacks and greys best. purples, light blues, and orange are my least favorite colors.i dont wear pink or bracelets, and i cant wear earrings. i like things that smell like peppermint, rose, tea, and coconut. i also love the smell of nagchampa incense. i dont like the smell of lavender or patchouli
so anyway, here is my list. i spent a long time trying to think af a lot of things....

*anything from my wist

*homemade bath or body goody...soaps, lotions, bubble bath, scrub, lip balm, shampoo bar ect.--- thank you akredhead!!!

*home made journal

*a hooded long scarf in black or a scoodie

*leg warmers

*fingerless glove arm warmers in black that go all the way up past the elbow like the ones on my wist (i have big arms too) oooh, if they zipped up at the top that would be evem better!!!!

*brush roll

*stamp that makes lines to write on

* zombie stuffed animal with removable something like brains or intestines. (i already have a bear)

* a kit to build a terrarium.

* big funky ring size 10

*big purse with shoulder straps. i'd love one in black with white pinstripes

*necklace that is layered and funky. i like mid to long lengths

*decorated box that locks

*cowl made with something that isnt itchy
---thank you eddie22!

*mini buddhist shrine

*incense burner

*fun things for hair, flower clips, colorful clip in extensions


*gel pens


*paint brushes

 *milk chocolate
*fingernail polish pens
*lip balm
*anything vintage
*any magazine
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i love personal swaps. i'm looking to swap my art or paper crafts for some re-usable fabric snack bags, fabric sandwich wraps, fabric paper towels, glass pendants, ephemera, or art books.


« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009 08:47:17 AM »

Hi Everyone!
I'm Jen, I will be turning 27 on the 13th. I think I'm spending my birthday taking my daughter to see the new Disney princess movie! I live in Wisco right now with my parents to save a ton of money to move out to Brooklyn, NY to live with my bf/partner/baby daddy in the fall of 2010. I am very excited about it.

I am a stay at home mom, I spend my day running around with my 3 1/2 year old daughter. She loves to create, so when I'm doing something crafty she is usually coloring or painting. It's fun.

I did my first craft show the other day and now I think I may have craft show fever...

I love pretty much all things crafty. I love to wear really funky dangle earrings, I love bold statement type necklaces. I can't crochet to save my life...so anything crochet is AWESOME! I also really admire homemade soaps, not melt and pour, I do those. I like vintage pin-ups and erotica. I make jewelry, knit, basic sewing, and paper crafts.

To get a good idea of what I like take a look at my wists, also if you click on my etsy store, then my favorites I have another list of things I really like.

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*Anything inspired from my wist or Etsy faves, would be cool

*homemade soaps: nothing really floral scented. I like peppermint, nagchampa, citrus scents

*Anything crochet: Hats, mittens, little creatures, handbags! Thanks Edie22!  Grin


*Handbag made with some really fun fabric


NEW *Apron...I'm little only 5' so something about knee length is perfect.

NEW *Hair stuff: headbands or barrettes.

*jewelry findings, beads, just plain cool stuff to make funky jewelry
*bright funky fabrics

*any local roasted coffee (I prefer dark roast but will drink whatever...whole beans)
*dark chocolate...the darker the better!

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009 11:51:12 AM »

Hello!  Im Agnes, and Im currently a university student in Toronto, Canada!   My birthdays on December 2nd, so as a result I will probably be spending my actual birthday studying for my exams. Sad  I mainly crochet, but I dabble in lots of other crafts as well.  My favourite colours are blue (think the darker side of blue though, like navy, indigo), green, black, purple, and any other deep dark colour like maroon. Im obsessed over anything tiny and delicate, and anything thats nautical, woodsy, fall, wintery or night themed makes me pretty happy too.  I also like Disney (just not the pink Disney princesses stuff though, dont like pink much), penguins, Harry Potter, Narnia, and LOTR.    If you need more info let me know, but I think my wists reflect my style and the kinds of colour combinations I like pretty well.

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So...Onto the list!

-something off or inspired by my wists!  http://www.wists.com/thedreamer

-a nice tote for my school books; not too big but big enough to throw in a textbook or two and a pencil case, maybe with some inside pockets, and preferably a closure of some sort.  
A simple style like this: (pleats are not necessary) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35755645
or maybe something like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26050942  or http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=20985482 or http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35069180

I just really need a sturdy bag for everyday use Smiley  

-a purse/WIP bag would be lovely too; something like this (I liked the style of the handles): http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=21097238

-laptop bag (with handles and a strap, not just the sleeve)- Ive been looking everywhere for one that fits my 16 laptop, but they only seem to make them to 154!

-mini crochet hook roll (for travel) like this; I usually take around 1-2 hooks with me, plus a pair of scissors and a yarn needle: http://ny-image3.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.107522535.jpg

-crochet stitch markers (basically stitch markers that are open/hooks, or can be opened)

-steampunk jewelry- this one was cool, but I just like steampunk in general (the one with the key hanging off): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315020.0

-miniature polymer clay charms (of anything, really) - Im always in awe of how people manage to make things like that!

-a little coin purse with a snap opening like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30402978

-any scarf other than crocheted- knitted, screen printed, sewn, etc.  It gets chilly in Canadian winters. Thanks Tygir!

-a handmade journal/notebook

-something book related like bookmarks, book plates, etc Thanks Tygir!

-jewelry (other than earrings, I don't have pierced ears): I like simple pieces, prefer silver tones over gold, and adore whimsical pieces with moving parts, like lockets

-kits or supplies to try: polymer clay sculpting, book binding, tatting
-wooden/bamboo crochet hooks- I hear about these all the time but they dont seem to sell these here.  I commonly use F-K hooks, but any size would be lovely Smiley
-book lockets- cant seem to find some without a cross on the front: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35421625
-purse handles- I've wanted to try making crochet purses with real handles instead of just crocheting them, but they don't sell in the craft stores here...
-plastic safety eyes, 4-15mm.  strangely enough the store in my area sells only 18mm eyes Huh
-any yarn!  A girl can never have too much yarn  Cheesy
-crochet patterns- theres some awesome penguin and teddy bear patterns I've been drooling after from PlanetJune

-probably not possible, but Ive really, really wanted this for awhile: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=3279959
-dark chocolate, or just chocolate in general like ferrero rocher
-tea, hot chocolate, French vanilla; keeps me up during exams!
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Happy Birthday all! Smiley  I'm Dawn and I live in Mid-Michigan.  I'll be 43 on December 26th.  The end of December is a busy time in our family - hubby's bday is the 23rd and there's all the family get-togethers and all.  Since hubby and I are both familiar with the forgotten birthday, we make sure to do something special on each of our birthdays. Wink  I'm a Student Life Coordinator at a college - I run the student union, oversee the clubs, advise Student Government and plan events for the students.  I have two kids (14 & Cool and I've been married 10 years.  If you have any questions, just ask!  I just added a bunch of favorites on etsy, you can friend me on facebook but you'll have to pm me for my entire name. Smiley


Crafted Items
Knit Bella mittens - black, dark green, gray would be most wanted but other colors are fine too
crochet or knitted hats
gothic/vintage/victorian look jewelry
resin jewelry
loaded charm bracelets
stenciled shirts - L if regular fit, XL if fitted - see wists for ideas or pm me!
small bag for meetings - large enough for pen, small pad of paper, Blackberry, inhaler
purses - I love all sorts and types
PJ pants - pm me for measurements - I make them for everyone but not myself!
vinyl/leather/pleather case for Blackberry Storm
Wallet - space for cards, cash, coins, checkbook stuff please
scrabble message board
oven mitts
godmother book - like this:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298181.0
passport holder - I would like two - one for me and one for my sister, we're going to London in August 2010.

Craft Supplies
thread of all colors
straight pins
elastic of all types
webbing for tote handles - all colors
fabric - bright and bold

books - I prefer vampire, werewolf, fairy - think Kim Harrison not Laurell K. Hamilton Cheesy
candy - I prefer dark chocolate and sour over sweet
tea - I like all different kinds, hubby loves tea also so I'll be sharing
Tea for One set

Thanks in advance to anyone who chooses me!  I hope I listed enough of a variety of things. Smiley
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