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« on: March 01, 2011 04:47:19 PM »




Questions? Please post in the discussion/gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374459.0

Swap name: March 2011 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kayrun
Craftster member who is coorganizing:
Sign-up date range:  March 1-31
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

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 like in the OWS.

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 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/gallery thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374459.0

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:
First post your location and a short bio of yourself,
then a list of crafted items you would like,
then craft supplies (if any)
and lastly you can put 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, etsy favorites, etc. 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. Please see "Tips to Creating a Good List" below.

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=374459.0 Please be sure to post here so that you can be part of the discussion and receive. You will not be approved until you have posted in the discussion thread.

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, even if it's a handmade card.)

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 from the receiver for where to send it.  After that, you have 2 weeks to get the item out the door.

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).  If you do not send the appropriate pms you will receive poor communication feedback."

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.

13. *New Rule* If you are flaked on in this swap you will receive an angel, but only in the amount of packages to which you also sent out. For instance, if you send out 2 packages, and are claimed for 3 packages but are flaked on once, you will not receive an angel because you already received 2 packages, which is equal to what you sent. If you send 1 package and are claimed for 1 package and you are flaked on, you will receive 1 angel.

Please make sure to put March Birthday Swap or something equivalent in the subject line on all communications. The most important 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 PMs:

Proper label:
"March 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 January 14
kaz814 to Troublet -- pretty purse

Outstanding claims allowed:
FOCs: 3 at a time
First time swappers: 1 at a time
Everyone else: 2 at a time

Become an FOC~ (you know you wanna  Smiley


It seems that every month there is someone whose list languishes for a while. I want everyone to get picked so here are some tips for a well-round list:

--Make sure your items are actually mediums and smalls. Quilts are not mediums. Large painted portraits are not mediums. Hand knit sweaters are not mediums. This isnt to say that you cant have any large items on your list (some generous soul may have the time and the inclination to choose one of those!), but the majority of the list should be smaller items
--Listing A surprise plus a well filled out Craftster profile and a link to your wists (with a decent amount of items on it) is always helpful in getting chosen
--Make sure to post a variety of crafting techniques. If you list appliqud t-shirts in five various themes and count that as your required five items, that is more like one item for someone to choose, not five. Having various crafting methods (sewn, knit, crocheted, paper crafted, jewelry, etc.) is going to make it easier for people to choose you.
--Check out other lists in past Bday swaps and the Ongoing Wishlist Swap for ideas for things you never knew you wanted!


Name of swap: March 2011 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
Who and what do you claim for crafting? If you do not know yet/it's the beginning of the swap, you have 1 week after being approved to claim someone:
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
Have you posted in the discussion thread already? If you say yes and haven't I will not approve you. If you say no I will not approve you. Discussion thread found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374459.0
Quiz: What do you have to do if someone who is a non-bday swapper sends you a gift?
Quiz 2: How long do you have to send out after making your claim?

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

Name of swap- March 2011 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:

Links to Previous Birthday Swap Rounds
February Discussion/Gallery = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371791.0
January Discussion/ Gallery = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368577.0
December Discussion/ Gallery = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365936.0
October Discussion/ Gallery = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360919.0

« Last Edit: March 01, 2011 05:00:52 PM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011 04:49:11 PM »

Sending Late
Contact organizer ASAP
feedback left

(# Claims Made, # Claims Sent, # Claims Arrived at Destination)

Birthday Swappers
+Alchamy513^^Mar. 23rd^^(2/2/2) 2 gifts coming
Xandrigirly^^Mar. 13th^^(1/1/1) 3 gifts coming
A2JC4life^^Mar. 22nd^^(3/3/3) 2 gifts coming
p.kok^^Mar. 11th^^(2/2/2) 2 gifts coming
+Robinpich^^Mar. 13th^^ (3/3/3) 2 gifts coming
+alwaysinmyroom^^Mar. 1st^^(4/4/4) 4 gifts coming
+lindyv321^^Mar. 21st^^ (3/3/3)  2 gifts coming
writer_crafter^^Mar. 6th^^(2/2?/1) 3 gifts coming **temporary neg -- contact organizer immediately
CleanFeelin^^Mar. 18th^^(2/2/2)  2 gifts coming
+EkkaGrrl^^Mar. 6th^^(2/2/2) 2 gifts coming
+kjbaloo^^ Mar. 1st ^^(4/4/4)  2 gifts coming
ohsewsarah (welcome new swapper!)^^Mar. 24th^^(1/1/1) 1 gift coming
+Faux_Valentine^^Mar. 2nd^^(1/1/1) 2 gifts coming
crescentfresh ^^Mar. 22nd^^(1/1/1)  3 gifts coming  
Annchen^^Mar. 1st^^(1/1/1) 3 gifts coming
tapestrymlp^^Mar. 14th^^(2/2/2) 2 gifts coming
+mandys08^^Mar. 14th^^(2/2/2) 2 gifts coming
+aheartofglass^^Mar. 8th^^(4/4/4) 1 gift coming
paulinerose^^Mar. 30th^^(1/1/1)  1 gift coming
DawnsTrees^^Mar. 11th^^(1/1/1) 2 gifts coming

Non-birthday Swappers
+StickerChic87^^(1/1/1)  1 thank you coming

mama24boyz (sending 2 angel pkgs)
Claims lists:
Send by March 16
alwaysinmyroom to lindyv321 for an infinity dress
StickerChic87 to Alchamy513  for an ATC package
A2JC4life to EkkaGrrl for a wisty surprise
writer_crafter to alwaysinmyroom for sets of crafted notecards

Send by March 17
Alchamy513 to Xandrigirly  for a scoodie & supplies
p.kok to writer_crafter for carved stamps
EkkaGrrl to A2JC4life for a surprise
Robinpich to p.kok for wall art
lindyv321 to A2JC4life for jewelry & surprises
Xandrigirly to writer_crafter for wisty surprises
alwaysinmyroom to p.kok for a crocheted cowl
lindyv321 to alwaysinmyroom for a stenciled BAZINGA! shirt

Send by March 18
CleanFeelin to Robinpich for penny rug wall art
Robinpich to kjbaloo for "wall art"
kjbaloo to lindyv321 for stenciled shirt

Send by March 19
writer_crafter to CleanFeelin for some potholders and reusable grocery bags
kjbaloo to EkkaGrrl for Onesies
Faux_Valentine to kjbaloo for hooped wall art

Send by March 20
ohsewsarah to Faux_Valentine for a weird stuffie and some extras
p.kok to Xandrigirly for Handmade polymer clay buttons + extras
send by March 22
kjbaloo to ohsewsarah for "Anything with old nintendo games like Mario"
kjbaloo to alwaysinmyroom for crochet squares
A2JC4life to CleanFeelin for a wallet and possibly a dresser runner

send by March 24
alwaysinmyroom to writer_crafter for a tote bag
Alchamy513 to kjbaloo for a necklace and a few crochet squares

send by March 26
Annchen to crescentfresh for supplies + a small crafted something

send by March 27

tapestrymlp to Annchen for some shrinky dink pins, hand-made buttons and a surprise

send by March 28

mandys08 to crescentfresh for cut apron with pockets
paulinerose to crescentfresh for knitting needle case + lace scraps & candles

send by March 29
crescentfresh to FauxValentine --- Knitted geekery (wist inspired surprise)
CleanFeelin to mandys08 for Mary jane style slippers

send by March 30
DawnsTrees to Alchamy513 for a bracelet

send by April 1
aheartofglass to Mandys08 for earrings and "something from wists"
EkkaGrrl to aheartofglass for a kindle cover and journal
lindyv321 to DawnsTrees for coffee cup cozies

send by April 2

aheartofglass to paulinerose for "jewelry"

send by April 3

mandys08 to tapestrymlp for a harry potter surprise

send by April 4
A2JC4life to alwaysinmyroom for a mug rug

Send by April 11
alwaysinmyroom to Xandrigirly for a surprise

send by April 12

Robinpich to tapestrymlp for "something Seuss"

send by April 13
tapestrymlp to Robinpich  for a hoopla

send by April 14
aheartofglass to DawnsTrees
aheartofglass to Annchen for something "upcycled" and jewelry

send by April 20  **angel pkgs
mama24boyz to CleanFeelin for a spring scarf
mama24boyz to alwaysinmyroom for wristwarmers
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011 07:16:14 AM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011 02:46:43 PM »

Hi, all!  I am Rachel, and I will turn 31 on the 22nd.  I am a Christian stay-at-home-wife, and homeschooling (homebirthing, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, etc.) mama to 3 little girls (8, 3, and 1 month).  We live at the edge of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia.  I love music, natural health, and reading.  My family's favorite TV shows include NCIS, Bones, Chuck, Psych, and Royal Pains.  

I like lots of colors blues, purples, greys, silver, black, red.  I don't tend to like lots of colors in combination (unless it's rainbow), preferring monochromatic color schemes.  I also really love black-and-white prints, including black-and-white prints with accents of a single bright color.  Basically, I like clean and simple rather than something very visually busy.  (It overwhelms my brain or something. Lol)  I love texture.  I'm not crazy about most oranges or yellowy greens, or neons.  Otherwise, I like most colors.  (If you are going to craft something decorative for my house, please PM me for colors, as the rooms in our home all have different color schemes.)  Where scents are involved, I tend to prefer spicy scents over florals.

I dislike: anything overtly pagan, witchcraft-related, or religious symbols (except Christian/Jewish ones); horror/Goth/Halloween/Day-of-the-Dead/skulls/anything death-centric; polyester and nylon (except where their water-resistance is useful, like PUL linings); most steampunk; Twilight and most other raging pop culture trends; coffee and anything coffee-flavored.

I'm pretty practical, but it's nice when practical is pretty. Smiley

I am gluten-intolerant, so no gluten-containing ingredients in any edibles, please.  I also prefer not to have porous-but-unwashable items from obvious smoking environments.

*brightly-colored jewelry, preferably monochromatic color preferences in this order: hot pink, teal/bright turquoise, cherry red, royal purple, bright royal blue (findings and/or metallic spacer beads silver-colored rather than gold-colored, please)  I prefer post earrings to other types (so they don't cause permanent damage if my babies yank them!) but dangly is good. Smiley  Necklaces or earrings are more likely to get use than bracelets, as a rule.  Thank you, lindyv321!
*black-and-white jewelry (again, silver-colored findings, etc., rather than gold)
*nursing tops (I am an XS, but relatively big-busted; PM for meas.) - prefer solid colors or prints in the above-mentioned colors; also prefer natural fibers, 'though some spandex or something for stretch is fine.)
*feminine full apron (Aprons are fun for experimenting with colors or prints I wouldn't ordinarily wear because they'd clash with my other clothes, so you don't necessarily have to stick with the color preferences mentioned.)
*wool dryer balls
*natural lotion, body wash, real soap, etc., and/or accessories (soap tray, bag, etc.) to go with these sorts of things
*gift wrap organizer
*belly dancing belt  (I don't perform in public or anything, so this doesn't need to be fancy.  But the weight on the hips helps.)
*needle felting kit (Is that a craft?  Or suppplies?)
*soy candle (Nothing that smells overtly like food, please.  I like vanilla, cinnamon, etc., just nothing designed to smell like baked goods.  If it smells like chocolate cake, I expect to be able to eat it! Lol)
*Montessori materials
*Rhythm and Blues-type cloth pads
*Surprise me. Smiley    Thank you, lindyv321 and EkkaGrrl!

*1 or 1.5 circle punch
*fabric scraps esp. natural fibers and/or interesting textures  (I love linen, as it has both!)
*nursing top/dress/etc. pattern(s) (even if they're not my size; I'd like to study more about how the various opening types are constructed.)
*crochet hook(s) in middle-ish sizes (G-ish)  (My daughter has just started crocheting, and if she had her own hook(s) I wouldn't worry about her losing mine!)
*heat gun
*paper for scrapbooking (full sheets or scraps.  I only scrapbook 8.5x11, so 12x12 paper isn't necessary.) or other paper crafts
*Sewy's Rebecca bra pattern in sizes 1 and/or 2.
*glass etching cream
*gardening seeds esp. heirloom veggies, or unique-looking flowers (nothing that grows poisonous plants, please; I don't trust my little ones not to eat them.)
*cultured-food cultures (sourdough starter, kefir grains, etc.) - preferably with instructions Smiley

*dark chocolate (Nothing with cookie or crisped-rice components, please, b/c of the gluten thing.)
*Cadbury crme Eggs
*sweet-sour candy
*all-natural lip balm
*homesteading/DIY magazine (like old Mother Earth News, Mothering, or green craft mags)
*great/fun pens
*herbal tea that's safe for a nursing mama (I don't like spearmint.  Peppermint is great, though, and raspberry leaf is a great option.)
*samples of any natural products (esp. Soap Nuts, but anything cleaners, personal products, etc.)
*good gluten-free recipes (esp. if they involve whole foods, too)

Sorry; I seem to be really verbose. Hopefully this will help any partners stalking me for other swaps, too! lol  
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011 03:21:38 PM »

Hi there! I'm Erikka from Ontario, Canada. I'll be 36 on the 6th (yikes!!). I'm a stay at home mom to 4 kids aged 10, 6, 3 and 10 months. I homeschool the oldest 3. I practice all nature of cruchy-ness. Homeschooling, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, breastfeeding and baby wearing. I love getting reusable versions of things that are usually disposable. Cloth diapers are a current obsession. I love faeries, anything with a skully print, Tim Burton, retro stuff and pin up girls. I have a naughty side and a twisted sense of humour so feel free to indulge me.  I love the colour black and any bright coloured/black combo. I also love brown and pink. Natural colours are also a-ok. I'm not a big fan of white, pastels or neons. I crochet, sew, cross stitch and scrapbook.  I'm a gardener so anything garden related is also good. I love knitted things and would love to learn to knit but my brain just can't seem to make sense of it. Lol I am very easy to please and in love with all things handmade!!

I have children with sensitivities to cigarette smoke and if you are making baby items don't worry abut washing them. My baby has skin reactions to most detergents and we use soapnuts to wash her clothes. Smiley

Crafted Items
BIG WISHslouch hat for myself

sac hat to fit my 10 month old

large black messenger bag with a funky fabric lining

I would love handmade soap! scented is fine, goat's milk is great!

resin jewelry ( I have pierced ears)

slippers (size 10 feets  )

cloth diapers

mama cloth

wet bag (big for diapers, small and zippered for cloth pads)

any fun baby items, really

wool dryer balls

ok.. I'm not a Twilight fan *gasp* but the mittens the lead actress wears are so very nice looking!

onsies with funky stenciling or appliques 12 months size Thank you kjbaloo!

charm bracelet

a retro apron


journals or notebooks

small change purse

coupon wallet

cloth produce bags

faerie artwork for my daughters' room

a surprise from my wist.. I have a good selection of things that caught my attention here www.wists.com/ekkagrrl Thank you A2JC4life!

wool roving, any colour

any kind of scrapbooking embellishments

knitting needles, knitting how-to's


embroidery floss


soap making things

I like chocolate..lol Almond joys are so yummy and I can't find them anywhere here.

Herbal teas of all kinds

Thank you for crafting for me! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!  Feel free to ask me anything, I'm chatty.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2011 06:17:10 PM by EkkaGrrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I completed my best craft project EVA!! 10 lb 2 oz baby Violet! Born at home in my own bed!! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011 03:23:25 PM »

Happy Birthday, March babies!

My birthday was March 1.  I won't tell you how old I am because I can't believe it--it sure does not feel that old...I swear that being online has kept me young and on my toes! Anyway, I live near Hershey, PA, USA, with my hubby ( a drummer and music teacher!), four cat boys, and one dog boy.  We live in an older stone house with lots of land and plenty of room to garden and collect natural items for food and crafts!

I am at that age where I don't want a lot of things just taking up space, but I do love art work, ATC's, inchies, shrines, and other personal pieces that make me smile.  Most of our friends are artists and musicians who appreciate original stuff.  I can crochet and knit, but I have not expanded much beyond making hats and scarves, which I have plenty of!

My favorite colors are: red, black, silver, jewel tones like royal blue, forest green, etc. but I also like natural colors like rust, gold, olive green and purples...not a fan of pink, neon, or yellow..lately I am in love with lime green and turqoise blue.

I am not allergic to anything.  I don't smoke, and I rarely wear any fragrance (cos I forget!)...but I am not opposed to scents at all, especially vanilla and light florals...I also love citrusy scents.

I work in the computer field but I am not big on staying on top of things like wists, pininterest, etc. I get bored too easily even with Facebook, YouTube and Twitter!  I do love computer games, however, but the mild kind like Match 3's, Solitary, Ravenhurst (mystery puzzles)...

I am scared of clowns, cutsey things like Disney, cartoon characters, etc.  

Anyway, here is my list of things I would love to receive:

Crafty goodies:

*crochet squares:  I am working on a Craftster scrappy afghan!  If you want to crochet me a few squares, I would love them!  Since it is scrappy, it can be any color or size...the more varied, the better!  Thanks!
(added 3/6/11) thank you kjbaloo!

*notecards:  I love to send birthday cards to all of my nieces and nephews, aged 2-30!  I could also use generic ones for giving        to strangers and no reason...and lots of thank you cards! Multiple picks are very welcomed! Thank you writer_crafter!

*wristwarmers: I have a bit of arthritis in my hands so I wear these all year long when I keyboard...I could use lighterweight                 ones for the warmer weather.

*pincushions:  I collect these and rotate them...I have pins in every room because...well, just because!

*miniart:  I love ATC's, small pieces, hoops, inchies, altered puzzles

*mug rugs:  yeah, I sew and I quilt, but I never get around to making anything for myself...I drink tea and coffee always and just wish I had a few of these for home and office
my coffee and I thank you A2JC4life!

*crochet/knit stitchholders:  I have a lot of projects--I have made and purchased some, but never seem to have enough

*embroidered or cross-stiched sayings:  I like my guests to be shocked or laugh at weird or funny sayings and images!  No kids, so naughty is ok!

*cupcake toppers: I don't like the ones I see in the store--they are too kidsy or tame...I am learning how to bake and cupcakes  seem easy enough...I have made chocolate ones that turned out yummy!

*recipes:  simple, no fancy ingredients, -- quick meals or ethnic meals preferred...veggie is great but not necessary--oh and breads!

*pins:  I am not a huge jewelry fan, but I love unusual pins that are not too heavy--I like wearing them on my hats...and pinning them to my purse

*BIG WISH:  I really would love something that has BAZINGA on it...a t-shirt (size L)...a wall hanging, something I can frame,  etc.  I love The Big Band Theory and Sheldon...he reminds me of a nerdy but super smart boyfriend from college *sigh*lindyv321, thank you so much for making me a Bazinga T! eeep!

Surprise me what you love to do...if it is made with love, it will be loved!


*random beads and charms--I want to make a loaded bracelet but I don't have enough variety of anything and no charms!

*clay that does not dry up...I have wanted to try to make little stitch holders and other small things but I must get the wrong stuff. I have also wanted to try metal clay, but it is rather expensive if I goof, so any leftovers or samples would be welcomed!

*skinny ribbon: I love making tags and ornaments...could use skinny ribbon in all sorts of colors

*ink stamps:  I like tiny ones I can use to stamp mail to liven it up--also, those mini cheapie tiny punches...they amuse me

*handspun or hand dyed yarn: enough to make a calorimetry or headband


*I love coffee and tea...variety is the spice of life!

*Trying to cut back on sweets, but, hey, what can I say..I love anything except black licorice and peanut butter...ick

*postcard from where you live--I love learning about other places, so anything touristy will also work

Thanks in advance!  If you have any questions, PM me...I have hundreds of pics in my profile or on my photos of things I love to make and receive (everything!)...

I am sure I will think of stuff after I hit Post! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011 03:38:00 PM »

Hi, I am Lindy I almost 30 (03/21), live in Phoenix , AZ, and have two kids who are 10 and 6.  We dont have any allergies.  We have two cats in our home and I used to be an outdoor smoker but I quit, 7 months and counting!  
Themes that I love are tattoos, butterflies, turtles, dinosaurs, Alice in Wonderland (Disney or original), Stars, cupcakes/sweets, and skulls.  I like just about all colors except orange and yellow but I love pink, black, and sliver.  I also love books, all things tiny, music, marshmallows, chocolate, bacon, peanut butter, and white cheddar cheese popcorn.  

I like to make jewelry, inchies, stencil shirts, embroidery, do felt appliqu, simple sewing, work with resin, and all around general craftiness.  I am currently teaching myself to crochet.  I always love to receive supplies and random ephemera.

Things that I would like made for me would be:
-Jewelry inspired by my wist (see my wist and click the tag for jewelry) Turtle themed a plus!
-A wisty surprise http://www.wists.com/lindyv321
-Inchies, I collect these!  
-Soaps or lotions-lavender vanilla, marshmallow, baked goods scented....
-A small altered puzzle
-5X7 or smaller art for my Craftster wall.  Can be any medium
-Book covers for soft and/or hardcover books
-Dryer balls-I would like more than one set
-Mug Rug
-Hoopla art, anything on my wist or inspired by my likes
-Stenciled shirts for me inspired by my likes or wist, I would especially love the Harry Potter one with the quote I solemnly swear I am up to no good and on the back it says mischief managed Thank you kjbaloo
-Easter Dcor or surprises for my kids baskets
-A Jar of Whimsies or a whimsy display for my wall
-Cat hideouts/beds
-Altered Tank Tops, these are just an example
-A thread catcher
-Unrealistic wish is any of the clothing from my wist! http://www.wists.com/lindyv321/clothing/18e2ca3fcb659d9774d627cded027a64?offset=20

Supplies I would love.  Used supplies are fine too!
-A popsicle mold to make
-Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (see wist)
-Fixatif spray (see wist)
-Embroidery hoops of all sizes
-Old skeleton keys
-I just got a soldering tool so any of the supplies needed to make jewelry would be great.
-Fabric paint-Yudu paint, acrylic paints, or anything that isnt the puff paint stuff
-Machine needles
-Metal Stamping blanks
-Beads especially 4mm bicone beads of all colors
-silver 3 hole spacer beads
-plastic flower shaped cabs
-bracelet blanks
-a pin/button making machine
-ball chain of all colors
-a stamp carving kit
-craft kits for my kiddos
-a Cold press soap kit/how to
-1X1 or scrabble tile sized digital art to make jewelry with

Something unique to your area, candy, postcards, food items, etc

alwaysinmyroom claimed me for an infiniti dress YAY!!!! Thank you
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011 03:59:38 PM »

Hi! My name is Jessica, I live in  NY. I'll be 25 on the 23rd. I have 5 cats, 2 dogs, and live at home for now with my parents and my 15 year old sister. I love (absolutely LOVE) zombies, outerspace, cephalopods, and lately I've been into Steampunk. I have been crafting extensively lately to distract myself from being semi-jobless and very bored! I crochet like crazy and have sometimes make jewelry. My favorite color is black, but I also love red. I hate pink and am not a fan of blue or purple either. My room is painted burnt orange (the walls that aren't wood) and the ceiling is also the same orange. I think I'm really starting to develop a clothing style beyond just black (most of my closet is black, and consists of jeans, tee shirts, and hoodies) and I love flowy clothing, especially long vests, knee length skirts, and scarves. I'm an atheist so nothing religious... but other than that theres really nothing that offends me! (And even then religion doesn't offend me, I'm just not interested).

Crafted items:
First I would look at my wists: wists.com/Alchamy513.

Other than that I like big bags, arm warmers, earrings, stuffed animals, pillows, pillowcases, hats, and wall art.

More specifically I'd love drum pads for my wii RockBand drums, the kinds that muffle the sound a little but you can still play with them on.

I love tutus! Look on my wists, anything black or black and red.

I love long flowy vests like this one, well the basic idea behind it at least: http://www.theoutnet.com/product/65476?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-SCuYepPIKx9SSEZ7rsFFaA

A skirt made with this pattern would be beyond amazing! Not pink, maybe black or patterned or striped...: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=34064.0

Scarves! I prefer lighter ones, maybe in cotton or something like that.

Also, I have a lot of square pillows on my bed that I would love covers for. They're from an old couch and loveseat set we had and they're pretty much normal throw pillow size in two sizes. I have 4 larger ones and 2 smaller ones (I can measure them later if needed).

I'd love anything steampunk related, clothing and accessories, nothing too girly, though.

A cat bed (anything soft, my kitties love that sort of stuff) or a bandana for my bigger dog (like a full handkerchief size that we fold in half, that just fits around her neck), she loves her pretties

Also, I've been looking on Craftster and I'm in love with the loaded charm bracelets or shrinky dink ones! I'd say a zombie, octopus, outerspace, or steampunk one with lots of gears would be amazing!

A case/cover for my eepc 7 netbook, I've had it for almost 5 years now without any special case! I'd love either a steampunk themed one or maybe one that looks like a book (any zombie book or Wheel of Time maybe?)

ATCs of anything I've listed that I like or something off my FOC profile list! I've just started making them and would love to add to the collection
(Thanks StickerChic87! Not crossing this out because more is always better!)

1 or 2 reusable overnight pads, long ones. I hate using pads but I really need some nighttime ones so I can sleep better

Any supplies I would like:
I love (LOVE) handspun or handpainted yarn in pretty much any color. Or any yarn, especially worsted weight to fuel my amigurumi making obsession. I also love hats so one skein of a really cool yarn in any weight would make a cool one!

Did I mention I love yarn?

Also any steampunk parts like broken old watches or watch pieces, gears and faces especially.

Any other jewelry making supplies

ATC stuff... any little bits would be cool. I just started making them and I would love to make tons more!

As for non-crafted stuff:
I love chocolate, dark or white preferably, and especially with peanutbutter or mint in it, and Cadburry cream eggs.

I also like tea (mint the most), chai, and hot cocoa

Also, I don't have any big allergies, just dust and mold, but I don't like flowery scents at all.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011 04:16:43 PM »

Hi!  I'm Tandra and I'll be 22 on the 6th.  I'm in my final undergrad semester, about to get my Bachelor's in English.  Only three more months!  My school is in Baltimore but home is NW Pennsylvania.  I'm getting married this coming September; we live in PA with my family, three dogs, and a cat.  My major craft is crocheting, though I'm also learning to sew and tat, and I scrapbook/make cards now and then.

Besides crafting, I love writing (duh) and reading.  I work as a writing tutor and teaching assistant, and I love both.  I like bright, natural looking colors (not neons), especially blues, greens, purples, and dark pink, and woodsy browns.  I'm a complete word nerd, my guilty pleasures are classic video games like Mario Bros and Tetris, I'm a chocolate and coffee fiend, I love traveling, history, being in the water, indie films, Futurama, owls and turtles, chocolate chip cookies, and any practical object that's also pretty.

I'm allergic to dust, smoke, and a lot of chemicals, but the only thing that should be an issue in swaps are things washed in Tide (it gives me hives).

My wist is www.wists.com/tandra89.  I'm in the Crafty Detective Swap and I don't mind duplicates from there, but let me know if you mind and I can get you in touch with whoever is stalking me via the organizers Smiley

Thanks in advance!

CP soap, bath bombs, lip balm love it all

Wool dryer balls (scented or not)

Handcarved stamps I only have mass-produced ones, so Id love your OOAK creation -- multiple claims are great! Thanks p.kok!

Etched glasses

Stenciled t-shirts for me or my fiance

Cute earrings (charms, beaded, whatever youre good at)

A clock or clock art that says write now theres an example on my wists, doesnt have to be functional Smiley

Handspun/dyed/painted yarn

Understated bracelets/anklets to dress up my teacher outfits (I have plenty of necklaces)

Knitted socks my feet are always cold no matter what the weathers like

Yarn anything that isnt worsted weight acrylic

Cardstock in ivory/off-white

Fat quarters and other basic fabrics

Sewing thread (any color except black or white)

Zippers any size/color




Disappearing ink pen / fabric pencil

Buttons any color but black

Sewing patterns (any easy/beginner for me to practice with)

~I love chocolate, tea, and coffee (just not instant coffee yuck)
~Maps of England and other similar ephemera for scrapbooking

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011 05:13:41 PM »

Hiya Birthday Crafters! My name is Xandria, I'm from Albany, New York, and I'll finally be legal on March 13th, AKA 18! I'm a college student, currently working slowly but surely towards my goal of being an American Sign Language interpreter.

My favorite color is purple, to the point that I'm doing a self made challenge of wearing it everyday for a year, so anything I can wear, accessories or clothing in purple, is greatly appreciated! I love doctor who, dinosaurs, x-men comics and werewolves [not twilight though XP]. I have two dogs, an Akita and a Pit Bull, and 7 cats [sooooo mannyyyy o_o] I am all over the map with style, sometimes I love frills, sometimes I'm good with jeans and a t-shirt. To get more of an idea with me, you can check my blog, in my sig, or my wist: http://www.wists.com/xandriaa

I don't like short necklace chains, the colors green and yellow, twilight, and that's it! =]

Big wishes  are in purple!

Crafty Wishlist

-a Doctor Who Tardis Hat like this one from my wist: http://www.wists.com/xandriaa/9121914755e90ea3e92bb1cdf9776007?offset=0. With my dreadlocks, its hard to find hats that fit my head well >.> My head measurment is 26 inches.

- I love love love fabric flower headbands, hair clips, and bobbypins. With my dreadlocks, headbands and bobbypins work best in my hair. I've got a few different ones on my wist, but any kind would make me happy =] The color I would love for this is purple.

-Handmade polymer clay buttons excite me xD. Any kind of handmade button really. In any color, design, or size. They're so awesome! Thank you p.kok! I'm leaving this open because buttons are always welcome =]

-A cuff similar to this one from my wist: http://www.wists.com/xandriaa/9e205dff2a485871551bf2d2a9174680?offset=60 in purple, and not using leather.

-A pincusion, like the kind you can wear on your wrist. Any shape, in purple?

-A Lace Skirt like this one from my wist: http://www.wists.com/xandriaa/66bdd8d49d12fa1154b924dd58484f41?offset=40 [with the lace either purple or dyed purple, any shade of purple!] PM me for size

- Garlands or String lights! I love them for what seems like absolutely no reason! I have two rooms though, and I absolutely want them hanging all over the place. I have a few in my wists to give ideas about what I like.

-Circle Scarf like this one: http://www.wists.com/xandriaa/63bb5ecc412e3b9d7b7dafd5a8708efa?offset=0  in purple.

-Jointed/movable paper dolls! I collect these, and they are just so adorable. Whatever your art style, I would love it =]

-Jewelry! I love necklaces of all kinds, cuff bracelets and bracelets I can stack a million of on my wrist, and dangly earrings. Purple, please? xD If you really want guidance, there is tons on my wist.

-Learn to Drop Spin kit

-A crocheted or knitted TARDIS case for my itouch like this one: http://www.wists.com/xandriaa/ea4bd48c963d26191b288157bd38e504?offset=0

-Light weight scarves I can wear throughout the spring and summer or use as headwraps, in either fun patterns or purple, or fun patterns that are purple! xD

-A case for my DSLR camera

-A gadgets case that can hold my memory card reader and my external harddrive and their usb cords.

-A purple scoodie, knitted, crocheted, or sewn. Thank you Alchamy513!

-A surprise, wisty or otherwise.

Supplies Wishlist

-Sewing notions - zippers, thread, ribbons, rick rack, elastic, ect. I'm really getting into sewing and would love to build up my collection. Hand-me-downs and whatnot are fine with me =]

-Fabric- - scraps, whatever. Any color, most any pattern [nothing with words or sports related please]/

-Buttons! Any size, any shape, any color! Reclaimed, new, either works for me.

-Wool Roving - for needlefelting, any color fine .

-Tins, not too large, like altoids tins or a couple sizes bigger, basically for making jewelry gift boxes. Obviously used is fine  =]

-Bottlecaps - normal used ones, not new.

-Polymer clay - any brand

Alchemy513 has claimed me for supplies and p.kok has claimed me for buttons!


-Gummi Sour Worms [my mom says liking these means I'm five, I say liking them means I'm awesome]

-Any kind of asian candy

-Pretty much just candy xD
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011 09:18:52 PM »

Hi everyone, I'm Robin from Alabama.  I'll be 46 on the 13th (I can't believe it but 46!-how did that happen)
I live with hubby of 26 years, 1 daug in college.  she lives on campus but is home on weekends.  2 cats that stay mostly outside, but they will waltz thru the house just to check things out LOL.  and one small toy fox terrier dog that is ROTTEN!
Allergies:  smoke and most perfume fragrances.  I actually have a very low sense of smell (broke nost at age 5) but strong scents will make my eyes water even if I can't smell it.  
Also, I CANNOT have chocolate :-(  I love it but I have dysautonomia with mitral valve prolapse and choc sends my heart racing.  So please no chocolate.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a 7-10" embroidered hoop for my hoopla wall.  Any medium but prefer hand embroidery or wool felt applique (see checkoutgirl.blogspot.com).    check out my FAVorites on flickr here --http://www.flickr.com/photos/thirtyone13/favorites/
I love stitched houses, trees, birds and stitched monograms and crazy quilts

Penny rug wall art in dark traditional colors, like greens, reds, browns, golds but similar to this:
    Thank you CleanFeelin  Grin

Project bag/pouch or 2 or 10, LOL....(just kidding on the 10) but something along these lines:http://www.flickr.com/photos/africankelli/4664582092/
These will be used for various stitching projects so any size is good.  I like happy fabrics :-)  
trees, animals, LOVE swirlies and polka dots

pincushions (various as I collect these), but nothing you wear on your wrist or finger, just the sitting around kind :-)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5035239412/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3856959558/
I love linen and embroidery pincushions also made out of wool or primitive style

Monogrammed pillow with the Letter "P" for my last name.  Would prefer  back ground fabric to be lime green with brown P letter, either embroidered or the P made with buttons like this:

Teesha Moore style bag - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366839.0

Teesha moore style journal

bookmarks - I am not a fan of twilight or any vampires, nothing gothic, nothing adult themed

quilted or wool felt coasters  
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2959279577/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5159850732/

embroidery hoops - wood only, no plastic or colors, just plain ole wood :-)
silk floss any kind or colors
natural linen fabric for embroidery
32 count linen for cross stitch
fat quarters - any color or style
embroidery scissors - I collect all kinds
scrabble game tiles
Buttons (but none with a shank) - love wooden ones and handmade clay ones
embroidery patterns
cross stitch patterns (email me, I have a HUGE LIST)  Grin

Wist or flickr favorite surprise.

no food items please.

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