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« on: January 06, 2010 04:11:46 PM »

Swap name: Shop the Swap Round 34  
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Craftster members who are the backup organizers for this swap: lapoli, loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 06/01/10  to 25/01/10
Date to send item by: Once someone claims from you, you have ONE WEEK to mail the item. The swap runs through to the end of January
Limited to a certain number of people? 50
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes! Be aware that by signing up for this swap you are agreeing to ship items internationally if they are claimed by someone outside of your country

Discussion Thread!!

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:  

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

(Make the title of your PM  Shop the Swap 34 SIGNUP)

Name of swap: Shop the Swap Round 34
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?
How many points do you think you have?
What is your New Year's resolution/goal/general plan?
What is your favourite salad dressing?

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

Shops from previous rounds
Shop the Swap 33      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329452.0  
Shop the Swap 32      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326186.0
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
« Last Edit: January 31, 2010 11:07:59 AM by alteredmommy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010 04:12:34 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: January 06, 2010 04:12:56 PM »

all the shop the swap fantastical shops:

corduroy cat
ptarmic wumpus
sin esperanza


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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010 04:14:20 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: 147
Number of points spent so far this month: 245
Number of claims SENT: 130
Number of claims RECEIVED: 95

Send by Jan 13
Zelda.Suicide to pinkanddinky - Custom wallet - (2)
Zelda.Suicide to pinkanddinky - Crocheted baby sweater - (2)

Zelda.Suicide to AsphaltQueen - Owl magnetic board - (1)

Send by Jan 14
rangerbeth to ptarmic wumpus - Map shoulder bag - (2)
pinkanddinky to Lo{ve} - Pantyliners 6, 7, 15 & Maxipads C, I - (3)
pseudo_pix to pinkanddinky - High knit socks in report yarn - (3)
A2K to kitschkween - Custom fabric bucket - (1)
Eliea to pseudo_pix - Custom sock giraffe in "fluffy sherbert color" - (2)
lapoli to ptarmic wumpus - Violetta, hand dyed romney - (2)
pseudo_pix to lapoli - Superwash, 100% wool in manly colors x 6 - (3)

Send by Jan 15
Mlsocci74 to ptarmic wumpus - Fiber & tag - (2)
pinkanddinky to ptarmic wumpus - Pantyliners 5, 6, 20, 22, 23 - (3)
ptarmic wumpus to atsuko - Kraken dress - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - Two lobster towels - (2)
freestyle to UntouchableFace - Carmine - (1)
psyche to freestyle - Custom oven mitts - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to Zelda.Suicide - Little fleece totoro - (2)
oneredboot to Zelda.Suicide - Slippers - (2)
sarahj2001 to freestyle - Thread catcher bag - (2)
rangerbeth to freestyle - Doodads bag #1 - (1)
rangerbeth to freestyle - Doodads bag #2 - (1)

gavagai to A2K - 1 FQ of gorgeous bright orange retro looking fabric & 3 FQ matryoshka fabric - (1)

Send by Jan 16
rangerbeth to gavagai - 3 ready made magazines plus the "personal touch" book - (1)
lapoli to rangerbeth - Box o' beading crap - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to Nesse - Brown felt - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to Nesse - Forest wall organizer - (3)

Zelda.Suicide to Nesse - Custom naugahyde pouch - (1)

Send by Jan 17
Lo{ve} to lapoli - Flowers on gray wallet - (3)
Nesse to ptarmic wumpus - Joy of almond soap, two bars - (2)
Nesse to ptarmic wumpus - Lavendar vanilla soap - (1)

Send by Jan 18
AsphaltQueen to Zelda.Suicide - 10 scrabble boards - (2)
lapoli to Nesse - 3 mastercarve blocks & Tequila beach batts - (3)
crumpet79 to Nesse - Crochet cotton cones - (1)
pseudo_pix to aeronberry - Custom jewelry scarf - (2)
UntouchableFace to aeronberry - 50 clothespins - (1)
Nesse to calluna: Red heart yarns - (1)
UntouchableFace to ptarmic wumpus - Polymer switchplates (squares & stripes) - (2)

Send by Jan 19
AsphaltQueen to UntouchableFace - Silver dahlia necklace - (3)
ptarmic wumpus to pinkanddinky - Custom pj top - (2)
A2K to pinkanddinky - Yoga socks - (3)
Nesse to kitschkween - Nag champa & sandalwood w/ loofa - (1)
A2K to ptarmic wumpus - Brown acorn purse - (3)
Lo{ve} to lapoli - Custom shirt - (2)
Zelda.Suicide to guacaMolly - Singlet style grocery bag - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to guacaMolly - Fabric covered binder pink/brown - (1)

lapoli to A2K - Poppies everywhere - (2)
lapoli to A2K - Cold front handspun - (3)
lapoli to A2K - 2 skeins elann super kydd in dark blue - (1)

Send by Jan 20
guacaMolly to AsphaltQueen - Silver hammered hoops & 15 watchmaker paper envelopes - (1)
guacaMolly to AsphaltQueen - 10 watch movements - (3)

LaughingLark to AsphaltQueen - 3 spools of wire & Dragonfly charms - (2)
A2K to pseudo_pix - 2 custom crochet hook or dp needle roll - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to aeronberry - Custom jacket - (2)
pseudo_pix to A2K - Sock yarn pairs X 3 - (3)

Send by Jan 21
SewMamaLady to pseudo_pix - Gift tags & Pom-poms - (1)
Lo{ve} to pseudo_pix - Custom t-shirt cat mustache - (2)
Nesse to Lo{ve} - Green huggable heart - (1)
A2K to Nesse - Custom dpn roll - (1)
freestyle to sarahj2001 - Blender muppets batts - (2)
jungrrl to Lo{ve} - Cut-loose quilts book - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to jungrrl - Rainbow chiffon scarf - (1)

Send by Jan 22
pseudo_pix to loudxmouse - 5 rows mustard yellow - (1)
kitschkween to Phizzychick - Sun coasters 100% cotton - (1)
pinkanddinky to lapoli - Flower note card set 1 - (1)
pinkanddinky to lapoli - Flower note card set 2 - (1)

jungrrl to lapoli - Oneill hoodie - (2)
Nesse to lapoli - Nag champa & sandalwood w/ loofa - (1)
Nesse to lapoli - Nag champa & sandalwood w/ loofa - (1)

Phizzychick to lapoli - Green art keyring - (1)
loudxmouse to Zelda.Suicide - Peter cotton tail baby hat - (2)
lapoli to jungrrl - Guatemalan coffee 1/4 lb - (1)
Phizzychick to jungrrl - Burlesque heart decoration - (1)
freestyle to Eliea - Custom batts 2.2 oz - (2)
loudxmouse to gavagai - Skull & roses fabric + Couple of badges - (1)
Nesse to pseudo_pix - Kiwi 4.2oz of b&w millends dyed with yellows, greens, and a hint of blue - (3)
freestyle to Nesse - Citrine, Mango tango, Razzberry, Canary, Heliotrope, Mint - (2)
freestyle to Nesse - Olive, Copper, Gold, Brown, Merlot, Silver - (2)

Send by Jan 23
ptarmic wumpus to lapoli - Custom sewing item - (2)
Nesse to freestyle - Sea gaze roving - (3)
lapoli to freestyle - Blooms roving - (2)
lapoli to freestyle - Man goods hand painted romney - (2)

Send by Jan 24
UntouchableFace to Nesse - Mermaid handspun yarn - (3)
freestyle to loudxmouse - Art yarn kit - (3)
Zelda.Suicide to LaughingLark - Robot hoodie - (2)
freestyle to lapoli - Silver bells collection - (2)
loudxmouse to freestyle - Red hot convertible mitts - (1)
loudxmouse to freestyle - Red hot hat - (1)

Zelda.Suicide to A2K - Fabric covered binder (blue) - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to A2K - Spinning wheel tea towel - (1)

Send by Jan 25
rangerbeth to pinkanddinky - Girly banner - (1)
UntouchableFace to rangerbeth - Vintage clothespins - (1)
pseudo_pix to rangerbeth - Knitted headband burned ochre - (1)
pseudo_pix to rangerbeth - Spiral scrubbies, 1 green & 1 natural (no lavender) - (1)

ptarmic wumpus to guacaMolly - Cotton/nylon blend socks & Wool for hooking - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to guacaMolly - Snail pillowcase - (1)

Send by Jan 26
Sansa to Lo{ve} - Unicorn thread catcher - (1)
Phizzychick to ptarmic wumpus - Two trees - (1)
Phizzychick to guacaMolly - Heart trees - (1)
Phizzychick to guacaMolly - Owl - (1)

oneredboot to ptarmic wumpus - Fluffy grey mittens - (2)
pseudo_pix to oneredboot - 2 skeins 100% wool sock yarn green 2 - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to Phizzychick - Small felt sheets x 2 - (1)
ptarmic wumpus to Phizzychick - Nest squares + Frame & trim stamps - (1)

rangerbeth to Zelda.Suicide - Girly bib & Car pencil pouch - (1)
freestyle to Zelda.Suicide - Yarn ball earrings - (1)
lapoli to UntouchableFace - Its electric hand painted romney, 3.8oz - (2)

Send by Jan 27
lapoli to loudxmouse - Mystery art batts 2oz - (2)

Send by Jan 28
loudxmouse to oneredboot - Baby bluebell bonnet - (2)
gavagai to pseudo_pix - Needle felting kit - (2)
lapoli to loudxmouse - Guatemalan huehue vista hermosa - (3)
A2K to freestyle - 2 custom fabric baskets - (2)
A2K to freestyle - Wristwatch pincushion - (1)

Send by Jan 30
kayrun to aeronberry - Clue cabled sweater - (1)
oneredboot to rangerbeth - Craft book re-creative - (1)

Send by Jan 31
Zelda.Suicide to lapoli - Stenciled turtle onesie - (1)
pseudo_pix to Lo{ve} - Custom knitted socks - (3)

Send by Feb 1
penguino to ptarmic wumpus - Multi-color dishcloth - (2)
jungrrl to penguino - Oneill hoodie - (2)
pinkanddinky to RubyTuesday - Lil crafter apron + Seed beads turquoise & red - (1)
loudxmouse to UntouchableFace - Custom socks - (3)

Send by Feb 2
aeronberry to rangerbeth - Box o'fabric set E - (2)
RubyTuesday to freestyle - Pufferfish - (1)

Send by Feb 3
penguino to pinkanddinky - Blue dishcloth - (2)
Zelda.Suicide to pinkanddinky - Crocheted mesh scarf - (2)
pinkanddinky to ptarmic wumpus - Wooden teacups - (3)
pinkanddinky to ptarmic wumpus - Potholders + Pocket herb guide - (1)

rangerbeth to lapoli - Fabric bucket - (1)
rangerbeth to lapoli - Reversible furry hat - (1)

Send by Feb 4
AsphaltQueen to Nesse - Bronze bird necklace + Flower notecards - (1)
AsphaltQueen to Nesse - Set of 6 puzzle greeting cards - (1)

psyche to Nesse - 2 vanilla spice lip gloss - (1)
guacaMolly to Nesse - 4 almond cuticle cream - (2)
freestyle to Zelda.Suicide - 3 in the pink FQs - (1)
freestyle to Zelda.Suicide - 1 yd fairy cotton print - (2)
freestyle to Zelda.Suicide - 1 elephant FQ & 1/2 yd cupcake flannel - (1)

Send by Feb 5
RubyTuesday to Phizzychick - Wooden button houses (6 oak) - (3)
ptarmic wumpus to rangerbeth - Lobster yeti - (3)
sarahj2001 to pseudo_pix - Mario stars + Misc craft supplies - (1)
pseudo_pix to Zelda.Suicide - Knitted elephant - (2)
wwrich to Sansa - Beaded chapstick - (2)
Mlsocci74 to gavagai - Altered art supplies - (2)
Phizzychick to pseudo_pix - Arty keyrings yellow - (1)
guacaMolly to kayrun - 15 vintage watchmaker paper envelopes + Lavender sachet - (1)

Send by Feb 6
AsphaltQueen to lapoli - Large pieces of craft felt - (2)
guacaMolly to gavagai - 3 wristwatch movements with dials/faces 13-18mm - (1)
guacaMolly to gavagai - 30 watchmakers envelopes with hands - (1)

Send by Feb 7
Lo{ve} to lapoli - Crochet hooks - (1)

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last updated:  27 january 631pm EST

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Coming Soon: - Organic Hand Blended Teas

Hand-blended herbal teas made with all organic, fair trade herbs.  1 point for a 2oz bag. Selections available:
Summer Afternoon Tea - lemon balm, rosehip, hibiscus, orange pee
Floral Fantasy Tea - rose petals, calendula, jasmine, lemon balm, lavender
Digestive Soother Tea - peppermint, chamomile, fennel, orange peel
Immunity Booster Tea - rosemary, echinacea, rosehips, calendula, mint, nettles
Sleep Tight Tea - catnip, chamomile, lemon balm, oatstraw, skullcap

Available Now - Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans -

Please message me to reserve yours!

Custom, hand roasted coffee beans!  Each type of coffee has a total of 1lb available, 1/4lb for a point.  These are roasted in very small batches and will be roasted ONLY on Sundays and shipped on Mondays. At this time, you'll have to grind them yourself.

Please let me know, when claiming, if you'd prefer light/medium/dark.  Information about each bean sometimes suggests a particular roast level, but of course, you're the boss.

Available Coffee:
Colombian BCT Premium - Colombian is not soft or subtle, it's direct; a broad-shouldered, solid chunk of rich aroma and flavor that finishes with a very distinctive, piquantly oily note of English walnuts. Its dependability makes it a great all day coffee, and that walnut flavor is instantly identifiable in blends.

Guatemalan Huehue Vista Hermosa - This is the new 2009/2010 crop. Finca Vista Hermosa, owned and operated by the Martinez family for over 50 years, is a model for Central American sustainable and organic coffee production. Winner of Guatemalas Cup of Excellence 2007; and Guatemala Anacafes official Huehue region sample coffee. 3 available

Mexican Terruno Nayarita Washed - Lighter bodied, a super smooth finish, and a sweet fruity taste. Similar in character to Island coffees. Better as a lighter roaster.

Indonesian Bali Org. Kintamani Natural - Kintamani Natural is 100% sundried on raised beds; Its perhaps the first ever special prep natural Indonesian.  Raised beds keep the cherry free of dirty flavor, and facilitate very quick drying in Balis high altitude sun and constant island breeze.  The cup is extraordinarily clean with a rich, buttery mouthfeel, while retaining Indonesias full-bodied, savory character.  It features super-intense, brandyish fruit flavors of plum and sweet cherry at lighter roasts; darker roasts develop much heavier body with a spicy, smoky twist.

Indian Mysore Nuggets - Mysore coffees are the best known and the most popular of all Indian coffees, they posses good body and snappy acidity. The overall taste profile is very unique, with spicy overtones. These spicy overtones come from the cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and pepper that grow alongside the coffee trees. This lot is full bodied, with a rich full taste and moderate acidity. Very interesting and exotic, better with darker roasts.

Costa Rican Lomas Al Rio - A traditional washed method coffee from the Five Volcanoes area surrounding San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Very clean, traditional Costa Rican  coffee in the Central Valley style - a round, mellow cup with more fruit and sweet chocolate flavor notes then the bright, acidy coffees from better-known areas like the Tarrazu region.

*Reserved* Custom Totoro Mittens for Atsuko - 2 points.

Man Hat - 1 point.  Wool/mohair/acrylic blend.  Measures 10" across laid flat, but my head's 21" and you can see it's a bit big for me.    

January Fiber of the Month Club Shipment, 3 points.  The same fiber as I ship out in my Etsy shop's Fiber of the Month Club, except you'll get my "test" roving.  (Generally, a different fiber but same colorway.) 4oz!

Mermaids Batt, 0.75oz, 1/2 point.  Mill end wool, merino, bamboo and firestar.

Fredericka Batt, 1point, 1oz.  Superfine merino, mulberry silk, mill end wool, firestar and angelina.

Camouflage Hand Dyed BFL.  4oz, 2 points.

Autumn Batts, 2oz, 2 points

Spring Batts, 1oz, 1 point.

Chocolate Covered Batts. 1.4oz, 1.5 points.  Blend of domestic, mill end, merino wool, alpaca and glitz.

Flight of the Bumblebee Batts, 1.7oz, 1.5points.

Pine Batts, 1.6oz, 1.5 points

Random Batt Assortment, 1.7oz, 2 points.  Mix of almost anything in the whole world.

Lake Minnetonka. 2 points. 4oz, domestic wool hand dyed roving

Mystery Art Batts.  1 point/ounce.  Gazillions available.  If claiming multiple ounces, please let me know if you'd prefer everything to match or if mismatched sets are good. Smiley  Also, if you  have any color preferences, please let me know.  I'll do my best to oblige, but I may not be able to!

Ballband Dishcloths.  The two blue ones are not available, but choose from Green #1 (top, two different greens w/ white background), Green #2 (middle green, green, brown, white) or Green #3 (bottom, green, white, maroon). 1 point/each.

Red Kettle Dyed Sock Yarn. 1 point.  This is a miserable failure in kettle dyeing that I've been holding onto forever.  The color is blotchy (and not in an awesome kettle-dyed way).  It's a perfect skein to practice dyeing, kettle dyeing, over dyeing, etc.  Fingering weight, approx 420 yards.

Goats Milk Soap, 1.5oz, 0.5 points.  Not the fancy stuff MLF and nesse make, but a nice, goats milk melt and pour base.  Choose from peppermint (essential oil) or bayberry (fragrance oil).

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

Baby Hat, 1 point.

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
2.1oz Soysilk - 2 points
3.7oz Fine Mohair (Louet) (white) - 2 points
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)

Decorative Brads, 1 point.

Gold Metallic Thread. 1/2 point.

Yarntini Sock Yarn, 3 points. Fingering weight, over 400 yards, 75% merino, 25% nylon.  Kettle dyed in a vibrant orange with subtle color variations.

Glass Bottles w/ Corks. Set of 6 for 3 points.  Due to the fragility of this item, I'd prefer to ship to US only.

Starting Points: 6
Current Points:  2
Pending Points:5
Total Points:  7

Claims From My Shop:

to ptarmic wumpus - violetta, hand dyed romney (2)
to rangerbeth - box o' beading crap (2)
to nesse - tequila beach batts (1.5)
to nesse - mastercarve blocks (1.5)
to a2k - 2 skeins elann yarn (1)
to a2k - cold front handspun (3)
to a2k - poppies everywhere (2)
to jungrrl - Guatemalan hand roasted coffee (1)
to freestyle - blooms roving (2)
to freestyle - man goods roving (2)

Claims From Other Shops:

from pseudo_pix - six skeins superwash wool (3)
from lo{ve} - flowers on gray wallet (3)
from lo{ve} - custom shirt (2)
from pinkanddinky - flower set 1 (1)
from pinkanddinky - flower set 2 (1)
from jungrrl -oneill hoodie (2)
from nesse - Nag Champa & Sandalwood w/ Loofa [1]
from nesse - Nag Champa & Sandalwood w/ Loofa [1]
from ptarmic - custom sewing item (2)
from freestyle - silver bells collection (2)

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010 04:42:31 PM »

Hello! I'm a Housewife of 4 years and we have 7, 4 legged, children. They are 1 giant yellow dog, 1 small shepherd mix, 3 crazy cats, and 2 silly ferrets. The ferrets are caged for their own safety. The dog is in the craft room but in a kennel and all craft items are kept in plastic or out of reach. Cat hair is pretty common but I am totally willing to wash/lint roll, and items you claim. We do not smoke.
(unless I set a small toaster oven fire. It's been known to happen.)
I live in the Southern part of the USA.

3 Point Items:
None yet.

2 Point Items:
Custom sock monkey, giraffe, or elephant:
Pick your pair :
Baby Purple Stripes(1pair), Baby Solid Purple(1 pair), Blue/black stripes(1pair), Black(1pair), Fluffy Sherbert Colors(1pair)
baby green pink stripes(1pair), Baby Solid Green(1pair), Grey w/pruple/blue/pink stripes(1pair), Fluffy Neopolitan solors(1pair)

Please note the baby socks may not work well for the giraffe. I can try to make a small giraffe with the green colors or purple fluffy socks but not the purples on the top left(they lack the cuff needed for it).
Then pick your animal:
monkey: Giraffe: Elephant:
Or I can do the oldschool red-heel elephant too:

Pick button or embroidered eyes.
Please note I will be hand sewing these if I do not get my machine fixed. I do nice sturdy hand sewing with matching thread so it will not be noticeable.

PLEASE NOTE: For feather hair accessories you can wear them like these examples to hold hair or just for decoration! I wore my test version all day today even to the store for groceries in the wind and it held just fine:

Feather pointing down, feather pointing up, decoration

Feather Hair barrettes
These are made on a felt base which is glued to a barrette like these.
The feathers are dyed and are either Chicken or pheasant. Don't see a color you like? Or perhaps want a specific combination? Pm me I have many to choose from! opening of barrettes are on the left side of the picture.(but you can't see them as they are underneath the feathers.

Claim as (left to right):blueblackwings, Blueblackpirate, fluffywhitegreen

Feathered Bobby Pins
Made similarly to those above these are mounted on a bobby pin instead of a barrette. They also have pheasant and chicken feathers:
Both of these also open on the left of the photo. I just made the feathers going opposite of each other this time.

Claim as(left to right): apirateslifeforme, bluegreenswish

1 Point Items:
Single Feather Bobby Pins
once again chicken or pheasant feathers attached to a bobby pin. I think these are really cute and fun! Oh the two pink ones look the same but actually the feathers face opposite directions. Opening to bobby pins are once again on the left.

Claim as(left to right): fluffygreensinglebobby,greenparrotbobby,magentachickenbobby,pinkepheasant1, pinkpheasant2,redparrotbobby

Single Feather Hair Barrettes
once again chicken or pheasant feathers attached to a hair barratte. Some have buttons some do not. I think these are really cute and fun! Oh the two pink ones look the same but actually the feathers face opposite directions. Opening to barrettes are once again on the left.

Claim as(left to right):blueparrotbarrette, greenpiratebarrette, magentachickenbarrette

1/2 Point Items
Little Ditty Bag
Teal claimed by aeronberry!!! I can make one more in this color though if someone wants it! Lavender is available. Bags are between 4-6 inches tall and about that wide around the circular bottom.
I can make these taller by doubling yarn for 2 points. Don't see a color you like? PM me and I'll see what's in my stash same point value!

Crocheted  Cuff
Made with acrylic baby fine yarn and crocheted. This has delicate plastic pearl buttons and is really easy to fasten. It's a bit too big for my wrist and my wrist measures 7 inches:

Safety Pin Earrings
Can be made with any solid or 2 colors. The current pair is green/clear. I can also do up to 2 safety pins per earring.
They are permanently closed so you do not risk them popping open and spilling beads everywhere.

Pop-tab Earrings
Made with pop tabs from real soda pop cans. They are extremely lightweight and feel like you aren't wearing anything! Please note that my wire wrapping is much better now than it was then. These are my personal pair and they are about 2 years old. you will receive a brand new pair.

Please note: style of pop tab may vary slightly as they are donated to me and typically brands vary slightly.


Starting Points:4
Current Points: 4
Pending Points: 0
Total Points:4

Claims from me:
Send by January 14th:
Eliea to pseudo_pix: Custom sock giraffe in "Fluffy Sherbert Color" (2 pt)

Claims I've made:
Send by January 22nd:
 Custom batts for Eliea- 2.2 oz. (2 pts.)
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