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« on: January 31, 2010 11:05:53 AM »

Swap name: Shop the Swap Round 35  
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Craftster members who are the backup organizers for this swap: lapoli, loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 31/01/10  to 22/02/10
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 February
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:   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336226.0

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

(Make the title of your PM  Shop the Swap 35 SIGNUP)

Name of swap: Shop the Swap Round 35
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?
How old were you when you first started crafting?
If you could have 3 craft supplies on a desert island, what would you pick?

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

Shops from previous rounds
Shop the Swap 34      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333322.0
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
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010 11:06:19 AM »

Shop format

Name of your shop and a brief bio, your location, allergy info..
OPEN or CLOSED  <<remember to change this when you need too!!>>

-List all crafted items you have to offer, either by high point to low point, newest to oldest-however you like to organize your items.
-A good picture of your item makes it much more likely to be claimed
-Make sure every item has a SHORT recognizable title that can be used in claiming (and makes it much easier for cutting and pasting to the claims list)
-Clearly mark the price of the item (1-3 points) 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 31, 2010 11:06:58 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010 11:09:51 AM »

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

Total Stats:
Number of claims made so far this month: 87
Number of points spent so far this month: 124
Number of claims SENT: 87
Number of claims RECEIVED: 82

Send by Feb 7
rangerbeth to lapoli - Set of 3 lunch/snack bags - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to AsphaltQueen - Kitchen themed tea towel - (1)

Send by Feb 8
A2K to RubyTuesday - DPN roll -  (1)
A2K to RubyTuesday - Crochet roll - (1)
A2K to RubyTuesday - Tea wallet - (1)

RubyTuesday to AsphaltQueen - 6 chunky wooden buttons - (2)
RubyTuesday to AsphaltQueen - 2 handmade wooden buttons - (1)

oneredboot to A2K - Chicken placemats - (2)
lapoli to pseudo_pix - 2 tahki cotton classic - (2)
Avesthel to A2K - Matted print of fluffy - (1)
aeronberry to pinkanddinky - Purple freshwater pearl earrings - (1)

Send by Feb 9
lapoli to Avesthel - Bag of random fiber, 4oz - (1)
Phizzychick to Eliea - Grasshopper - (1)
aeronberry to kitschkween - Hedgehog wristlet bag - (2)
UntouchableFace to oneredboot - Teal tango - (2)
calluna to oneredboot - Woven rag rug - (2)
pinkanddinky to oneredboot - Vintage puppy hanky + Watering can pincushion - (1)

Send by Feb 10
Lo{ve} to A2K - Custom bleach stenciled shirt - (2)
corduroy cat to lapoli - Ikea bibs - (1)
courduroy cat to loudxmouse - Custom needle felting kit - (1)
jungrrl to loudxmouse - Vogue knitting winter 08/09 - (1)
loudxmouse to jungrrl - Homemade marshmallows - (1)
AsphaltQueen to jungrrl - Navy knucks - (1)
oneredboot to jungrrl - Batik light scarf - (1)
oneredboot to jungrrl - Speedball inks red & yellow - (1)

Send by Feb 11
calluna to Mlsocci74 - Two baggies full of lavender - (1)
corduroy cat to RubyTuesday - Glass bird necklace, Leaves & Stars bracelets, Custom needle felting kit - (1)
AsphaltQueen to RubyTuesday - Under the sea necklace set - (2)
A2K to rangerbeth - Lavender, 2 ounces - (1)
loudxmouse to RubyTuesday - Button bracelet - (1)
A2K to Mlsocci74 - Valentine box bag - (1)
A2K to Lo{ve} - Custom fabric basket - (1)

Send by Feb 12
RubyTuesday to pinkanddinky - 4 buttons (3 birds & 1 heart) - (2)
lapoli to atsuko - Custom Totoro mittens - (2)
UntouchableFace to calluna - Technicolor dreams - (2)

Send by Feb 15
lapoli to A2K - Muddy waters - (1)   VOID
lapoli to A2K - Purple Rain - (2)   VOID
Zelda.Suicide to sheepBlue - Elephant coin pouch & 3 canvases - (1)

Send by Feb 16
Zelda.Suicide to RubyTuesday - Crocheted dish/washcloths #2 & #4 + Knitting needles - (1)
jungrrl to RubyTuesday - Step by step wire jewelry summer preview 2008 & Bead style march 2009 - (1)
jungrrl to Zelda.Suicide - Crochet today july/august 2008 - (1)
jungrrl to Zelda.Suicide - Interweave crochet summer 2008 - (1)

oneredboot to UntouchableFace - Light scarf (olive) - (1)
RubyTuesday to psyche - Two handmade wooden buttons - (1)

Send by Feb 17
Zelda.Suicide to lapoli - Apple & pear bib - (1)
Zelda.Suicide to lapoli - Day of the week towels x 6 - (3)

lapoli to A2K - Muddy waters - (1)
lapoli to A2K - Purple rain - (2)

sheepBlue to pseudo_pix - Aqua/Red teapot earrings - (1)
sheepBlue to loudxmouse - Purple bird earrings - (1)
aeronberry to loudxmouse - Turquoise w/birds (pewter) 2.5 inches - (1)
rangerbeth to Zelda.Suicide - Set of 3 snack/sandwich bags - (1)

Send by Feb 18
sheepBlue to loves2experiment - Chunky houses 1 & 4 - (1)

Send by Feb 19
Lo{ve} to UntouchableFace - Sock yarn grey/white - (1)

Send by Feb 20
sarahj2001 to guacaMolly - Custom crocheted slippers in brown - (2)
ptarmic wumpus to AsphaltQueen - 7 maps - (2)
lapoli to ptarmic wumpus - 1 lb mill end fiber - (4)

Send by Feb 21
Zelda.Suicide to freestyle - Yoshi - (3)
kitschkween to Zelda.Suicide - Cotton candy friends snuggle flannel 1/2 yard (x2) - (2)

Send by Feb 22
AsphaltQueen to sheepBlue - Ephemera - (2)

Send by Feb 23
AsphaltQueen to Zelda.Suicide - Yarn - (1)

Send by Feb 24
sheepBlue to wwrich - Wood/white teapot & Green squirrels earrings - (1)
loves2experiment to UntouchableFace - Candy pebbles zippered pouch - (1)
Mlsocci74 to rangerbeth - Daily planner - (1)
Nesse to UntouchableFace - Pumpkin pie crunch X2 - (2)
Nesse to UntouchableFace - Witching hour - (1)

RubyTuesday to Nesse - Wooden buttons - (2)

Send by Feb 25
calluna to sheepBlue - Speedycut & Box of whimsies - (2)

Send by Feb 26
Phizzychick to sheepBlue - Collage assortment pack - (1)
atsuko to Zelda.Suicide - Lego soaps (green) - (1)
Mlsocci74 to Zelda.Suicide - Tic tac toe game pad (x2) - (1)
loves2experiment to freestyle - Phoebe bag - (3)
RubyTuesday to AsphaltQueen - 10 mahogany wooden buttons - (2)
RubyTuesday to AsphaltQueen - 3 chunky wooden buttons - (1)

UntouchableFace to oneredboot - Shiner - (2)
UntouchableFace to oneredboot - Varigated sea - (2)

Send by Feb 27
calluna to RubyTuesday - 1925 "Needlecraft" magazine, Bead soup & Kool-Aid - (1)
calluna to atsuko - Flat rate box of stuff - (1)
freestyle to calluna - Cornflower fields - (1)
rangerbeth to calluna - Reconstructed button-down - (1)

Send by Feb 28
guacaMolly to kitschkween - 10 watch movements - (3)

Send by Mar 1
LaughingLark to loves2experiment - Sea opal glass beads & Flower charms #5 & #11 - (1)

Send by Mar 2
loudxmouse to sheepBlue - 10 custom pin buttons - (1)
AsphaltQueen to loudxmouse - Curiouser & curiouser necklace - (3)

Send by Mar 3
Eliea to Zelda.Suicide - Knit elephant - (2)

Send by Mar 5
pinkanddinky to veludo - Alphabet stamps - (1)

Send by Mar 6
Zelda.Suicide to AsphaltQueen - Baby kimono - (2)

Send by Mar 7
rangerbeth to calluna - Altered books book - (1)
crumpet79 to psyche - Shell earrings, 2 sailor girl vintage and 2 photo notecards - (1)

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010 11:10:49 AM »

Candies, roses and sweet poetry...

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last updated:  09 february 708pm EST

a2k   3   2   5
aeronberry   6   0   6
alteredmommy   1   0   1
asphaltqueen   0   3   3
atsuko   4   0   4
avesthel   3   0   3
calluna   3   0   3
corduroy cat   3   0   3
crumpet79   4   0   4
Eliea   3   0   3
Freestyle   4   0   4
gavagai   3   0   3
guacamolly   5   0   5
jungrrl   3   3   6
kayrun   1   0   1
kitschkween   2   0   2
lapoli   6   3   9
laughinglark   2   0   2
loudxmouse   6   1   7
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010 11:16:14 AM »


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

Lara bangle  1 point each 2 available
this just over a half inch wide wood bangle is collaged with russian text and sealed with 3 coats of matte gel medium.  It measures 8" around the inside.

Supply Zone!!

metallic silver rub ons (12" x 8.5" sheet)  .5

Paper chain stencil guide (boy, girl, fish, kitty, dog, butterfly, bird) .5

celtic transfers  .5 point  book of iron on transfers, most are on the largeish side, not used.

crafty 8" by 10" print from Chickenpants Limited (from a sampler)  .5


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Current points: 1
Pending points: 0
Total points:  1

ART!! - chunky yarn (handspun/handdyed)- big and small purses/totes -  scoopneck T's(sz Med to Lg) - would looove some Alexander Henry type fabric (tattoo, pin-up, skulls, 50's retro) - looking for some barkcloth type fabric (50's leafy prints) to make pillows with -  cool roving for my new spinning career - passport wallet -fabric baskets/buckets(pink/black and/or greenf or my craft room) - silver rings -
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010 11:20:03 AM »


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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POCHETTE #1  1 point

POCHETTE #2  1 point







Claims from me:
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loves2experiment to UntouchableFace - Candy pebbles zippered pouch - (1)

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loves2experiment to freestyle - Phoebe bag - (3)

Claims I've made:
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sheepBlue to loves2experiment - Chunky houses 1 & 4 - (1)

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LaughingLark to loves2experiment - Sea opal glass beads & Flower charms #5 & #11 - (1)

Started: 3
Current: 5
Pending: 0
Total: 5

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010 11:20:34 AM »


Organic Hand Blended Teas

Hand-blended herbal teas made with all organic, fair trade herbs.  1 point per oz.

Selections available:

Summer Afternoon Tea - lemon balm, rosehip, hibiscus, orange peel

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

Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans -

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.

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.

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.    

"Purple Rain" hand dyed domestic wool top. 4oz, 2 points. 4 available.

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

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

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.  1 point/each.  (Better picture coming, but for now, claim as 1-4 top-bottom)

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, 1/2 point/each.  

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


Mill End Wool - 4oz/point - quadrillions available??


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.

Acrylic Yarn Set 1 - 1 point. Almost 16oz of acrylic yarn!

Acrylic Yarn Set 2 - 1 point.

Acrylic Yarn Set 3 - 1 point.

Sugar 'n Cream Cotton Yarn. 1/2 point/each - Bottom Row: Summer Splash, Neptune Ombre, Top: Painted Dessert

Sugar 'n Cream Cotton Yarn - 1/2 point/each - Bottom Row: Country Side Ombre, Midnight Magic, Top: Country Brown Ombre

Sugar N' Cream Cotton yarn - 1/2 point/each - Bottom Row: Rose Pink, Swimming Pool, Top: Rose Twists

Moda Dea Beatnik. 1/2 point.

Crystal Palace Deco Ribbon, 1/2 point.

Starting Points: 6
Current Points:  6
Pending Points:0
Total Points:  6

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010 11:29:44 AM »


Sarah's Super Shop

I live in Aurora, Ohio (USA) and have a chocolate lab and a cat.  I try to keep them away from my crafts but you never know when a hair will sneak in (...lots of hair will sneak in the Hairy Spoon rests hehe).  No smoking in my house so nothing will smell bad from smoke!

Please claim in full point increments.

Custom Orders:
- Stenciled shirts (Adult Sizes - 2 points, Kid Sizes - 1 point)
     I love doing multi-colored ones.  Here are some examples:
     I can make my own stencil or use one...here's a great website for ideas:
- Anything knit or crochet - PM me for more details
- Resin Anything I have a mold for - spoon rests, jewerly, paperweight, light switch/plug covers
   I can put whatever you want into resin - a photo, bugs, plants, really just about anything...  
             PM me with your idea and I'll let you know the details

Home Grown Flea Market Fancy Sanibel Bag (3 points) - inspired by this post - Choose from Brown with Flowers, Blue/White and Red Flowers - I'm keeping the owl one lol (The inside was easiest to show on mine)

Crochet Valentines Day Candy (3 points 2 points) - Yummy looking crochet chocolates in a heart shaped box!  Smiley

Mr. Krabs (3 points) - Made with a pattern by mama24boyz.  He is about 24 inches tall.

Sandy (3 points) - Made with a pattern by mama24boyz.  Shee is about 27 inches tall.

Tinkerbell (2 points) - about 18 inches tall.  Made with a pattern by mama24boyz

Slippers (2 points) - These are a size 8/9 according to the pattern (I wear a size 8 and they are a bit too small for me).  They are 9 inches long.  I can make these for you in whatever color or size you want. Smiley

Reserved for jungrrl - Custom Blue Slippers

Bella Mittens - Purple  (3 points) - the black ribbon on the end was just to hang them at the craft fair- I will cut it off
I can make these in other colors if you would like...PM me for details Smiley

The Famous Hairy Spoon Rest - haha um...it's my dog's hair sealed in resin.  If you would like your own dog's hair in a spoon rest (or something else), I can do that too! (3 points)

Bees or Red Sparkles (3 points 2 Point)

Ticket Bowls - Red with Green Stripe, Colorful Stripes, Yellow, Pink - (3 points), Smaller Green (3 points 2 Point)

Record Purse Large - (3 points)

Small - (2 points)

Monster Purse (2 points)

Car Craft Caddy (2 points)

Granny Square Mitts (2 points) - I can make these in whatever colors you want!  

One of them Reserved for jungrrl

Thread Catcher Bags (2 points) 1 plaid, 1 large dots and 2 grapefruit

Dandelion Puff Paperweight - the dandelion puff is not whole...it's mostly just the seeds from the puff, not in the nice puff circle, the bottom has grass (2 points)

Wallets (1 point each) - they have 3 slots for cards and then a bigger pocket for coins (or more cards or cash Smiley)

Scoodie - a hood and a scarf in one! (1 point)

Peek-a-Boo Bag (1 point)

Dog Food Purse (2 points 1 Point)

Hello Kitty Tapester and Scissor Holder - comes with red scissors instead of those pink ones (2 points 1 Point)

Homemade Chocolate Soap (1 point each)

Cupcake Bath Bomb (1 point each) - I have dark pink  and orange "icing" - they are scented strawberry mellon. (I currently have: 9 orange)

Handmade Beer Soap - made with Heineken beer - (1/2 point)

Crayon Soap - 5 different color crayons that will write on the side of the tub and then wash away (1 points 1/2 Point)

Resin Sprinkles/Sparkles Light Switch or Plug Cover (1 points 1/2 Point) - red ones not available anymore

Ice Cream Cone Scarf - I got this in a swap (made by FadingHippie) and never wear it...I figured it should go to someone who will use it - (1/2 point)

Triangle Bag - I got this in a swap (made by ellenmarie) and think it's really cool but I just havn't used this...maybe someelse can (1/2 point)


All Redish Orange Soap Crayons (1/2 points 1/4 Point)- I couldn't get the orange the color I wanted so I had some reject redish/orange soap crayons.  The orange was just too dark and almost red but they still work just fine.  I have 3 bags of the crayon shaped ones and 1 bag of the halloween shapes (they are still made like the crayon ones so they will write too).

Gnome Stuffies (1/2 points 1/4 Point each) - Pick Yellow or Green

Resin Pendants - tell me the number when you claim (1/2 points 1/4 Point)
Sheet 1

Sheet 2

Frames/Mirror - (1/2 points 1/4 Point each)

Cross Stitch Magazine - (1/2 points 1/4 Point)

Cross Stitch Kits - (1/2 points 1/4 Point each)

Crafty Books - (1/4 Point each)

Misc Craft Supplies (1/4 point each) bra cups, white ornaments (I have 2 bags), shoulder pads, round containers for beads, white wooden basket, balls, foam letter stamps (I think they are stamps...), purple-ish shirt (XL), pincushion (I got this in a swap (made by ellenmarie) and never use it Sad), wool sweaters (I was going to use for felting but never got around to it...), tag tracers, paper art project, orange pillow

Fabrics (1/4 point each) - if interested, ask me how big and I'll measure for you Smiley
Silky Green (looks like it was a prom dress), bunny fabric, blue with white flowers, small flowers on white, brown fabric sample and stickers, red with stripes, grapes, cherry, plaid

WIP (1/4 point each)  
squares - was going to be a quilt...

Bags- not very well sewn..maybe someone can use the fabric

From STS 34:
sarahj2001 to pseudo_pix - Mario Stars, Mario clips, WIP Circles (1)

Items claimed from me:
sarahj2001 to guacaMolly - Custom crocheted slippers in brown (2)

Items claimed by me:

Current points: 3
Pending points: 0
Total points:  3
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