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Questions? Please post in the discussion/gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=379518

Swap name: May 2011 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kaz814
Craftster member who is coorganizing:
Sign-up date range:  May 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=379518

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=379518  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 and Troublet 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 May Birthday Swap or something equivalent in the subject line on all communications. The most important thing to me is communication. Please PM me (kaz814) when you send and receive, and please reply to my PM's to you in a timely manner.  

If you format your PMs like this:  
Format for PMs:

Proper label:
"May 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 May 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~

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: May 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=379518
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- May 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
April Swap Discussion and Gallery
April Birthday List
March Swap Discussion and Gallery
March Birthday List
February Swap Discussion and Gallery
February Birthday List
January Swap Discussion and Gallery
January Birthday List
December Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery
December Birthday Swap Lists
October Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery
October Birthday Swap Lists
September Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery
August Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery

« Last Edit: May 16, 2011 06:58:10 PM by kaz814 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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Bday Swappers
(Claims Made/Claims Sent/Claims Arrived at Destination)

Tygermane (FOC) - May 1st  1/1/1 -4 gifts coming
zigg13pra (FOC) - May 1st  - 3/3/3 - 3 gifts coming
RedMenace (FOC) - May 4th   1/1/1 - 2 gifts coming
h-chan (FOC) - May 6th  2/2/2 -  3 gifts coming
suereal (FOC) - May 8th 3/3/3 -3 gifts coming
ivoryh1632 - May 9th - 3/3/3 - 3 gifts coming
Kiwi-Chickie - May 10th - 2/2/2 - 3 gifts coming
shylitlegoddess - May 14th 3/3/3 -3 gifts coming
hautedogclothing - May 15th  2/2/2 - 2 gifts coming
Jaywesome - May 15th - 2/2/2 - 2 gifts coming
phoenixfiredesigns (FOC) - May 16th  3/3/3 - 2 gifts coming
VanGo87 - May 19th   3/3/3  - 3 gifts coming
amber.hope - May 23rd  3/3/3 - 3 gifts coming
DesignVigilante (FOC) - May 25th  5/5/5 - 4 gifts coming
zzdia  - May 25th 2/2/2 - 2 gifts coming
PosiTori (FOC) - May 28th   3/3/3 - 3 gifts coming
jcorn (FOC) - May 29th 1/1/1 - 1 gift coming

Non-Bday Swappers

calluna (FOC) 1/1/1
kaz814 (FOC)   1/1/1
PixieVal (FOC) 1/1/1
RhymeswOrange (FOC) 1/1/1

tapestrymlp is angeling for [member]zzdia[/member!


Late w/ Comm
Contact Organizer ASAP

Send by May 16th
PosiTori to VanGo87 for a Red Riding Hood.
RedMenace to PosiTori for a wisty surprise and some yarn!
h-chan to amber.hope for a pillow cover, fabric measuring tape, whoppers
RhymeswOrange to DesignVigilante for crocheted slippers
amber.hope to DesignVigilante for a surprise from etsy list, Scissors, & Cookies/Treats
phoenixfiredesigns to RedMenace for a Tree-of-life pendant with green and red stones
DesignVigilante to PhoenixFireDesigns for a surprise from her knitting wishlist.
VanGo87 to phoenixfiredesigns -- Beads, tea, Hoopla and Wist surprise.
DesignVigilante to h-chan for something Slytherin.

Send by May 17th
suereal to VanGo87 for a circle skirt.
shylitlegoddess to DesignVigilante for wrap pants and supplies.

Send by May 18th
VanGo87 to suereal for sleep masks.

Send by May 19th
kaz814 to shylitlegoddess for a knitting needle roll and some FQs.
ivoryh1632 to RedMenace for Decorated onesies, bath salts, sneaky chef recipies, some fabric.

Send by May 20th
Tygermane to h-chan for Dotee, something cute and Japanese
suereal to h-chan for Cute/geeky hair clips

Send by May 21st
Jaywesome to Tygermane for altered My little pony and something Kitty inspired.
Design Vigilante to Tygermane for hand dyed yarn and maybe also some store bought yarn.
PixieVal to ivoryh1632 for toilet paper covers.
phoenixfiredesigns to ivoryh1632 for a bracelet.
ivoryh1632 to amber.hope for a tutu, skull hairbows, and some fabric.
Jaywesome to PosiTori for Swirly Tree or Dot Tree Art

Send by May 22nd
h-chan to Jaywesome for something studio ghibli, colored paper and either a gameboy color game or crafting mag.

Send by May 23rd
hautedogclothing to shylitlegoddess for Charm Bracelet, old sweaters for recycling.
amber.hope to shylitlegoddess for a tote bag and some gummies.

Send by May 24th
PosiTori to DesignVigilante for angry birds amigurumi and some yarn.
suereal to hautedogclothing for fuzzy monster.

Send by May 25th
hautedogclothing to PosiTori for Tile Coasters.

Send by May 28th
Kiwi-Chickie to Tygermane for necklace inspired by any of her themes, tea wallet, Hello Kitty extra.
zzdia to suereal for some art.

Send by May 31st
shylitlegoddess to Tygermane for Work in Progress bag and some supplies from her birthday wish list.

Send by June 2nd
DesignVigilante to suereal for knitted fingerless gloves.
amber.hope to hautedogclothing for some surprises for her puppies and Twizzlers
phoenixfiredesigns to Kiwi-Chickie for a Tree of Life pendant

Send by June 6th
VanGo87 to zzdia for hair pins, earrings, bracelets, thin chain, and possibly beads.
zigg13pra to zzdia for a geeky stuffy and earrings.
DesignVigilante to zigg13pra for crocheted headband.
zigg13pra to Jaywesome for a gameboy cozy.

Send by June 7th
zigg13pra to VanGo87 for cute, lightweight earrings.
ivoryh1632 to Kiwi-Chickie for a lotus mobile and a surprise.
shylitlegoddess to Kiwi-Chickie for a tote bag.
Kiwi-Chickie to amber.hope for cupcake art.

Send by June 10th
calluna to jcorn for supplies.

Send by June 11th
zzdia to zigg13pra for nerdy shirt and something pinterest-inspired.
PosiTori to zigg13pra for something to wear to the last HP movie.
jcorn to ivoryh1632 for something sewn and some goodies.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011 11:08:07 AM »

My name is Nessa I hail from the great white north (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) and Im a film fanatic (went to school for film history and geography). I'll be turning 24 on May 19! I am a total geekster and broadway musical fan. I like subtle geekiness as I am working in an office so I try not to overbear everyone with my nerdiness. I love the rockabilly, vintage and retro stylings of the 20's-50's. I love to read and have more books than clothes and have more DVDs than books. I also have a weird obsession with pillows and can't get enough of the colour green. I love the supernatural, myths and legends and the belief in the mystical and the magical. I also hate the colour pink and yellow. I do, however, love green, grey, purple, silver, brown and blue.

Allergic to Almonds, pine wood, certain fruits (melons, kiwi, banana), fur (most animals due to dander), and smoke (asthma).

 Grin = Happy thoughts!

Wists: http://www.wists.com/VanGo87
Etsy favorites: http://www.etsy.com/people/CreativeAlchemist/favorites
-Circle skirts (waist 32, bum/hips 40) Thank you so much suereal!!
-Cute (and lightweight) earrings! Regular or Geeky! Thank you so much zigg13pra! Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Grin
-Tote/book bag/WIP bag I *heart* Craft Swaps for my crochet projects.
-I have long hair so anything funky to put in it or keep it off my face.
-Something desk/cubicle oriented. Just moved into a new office and I have my own space. So get creative and get funky! Grin Grin
-Nerd shirt: http://weheartit.com/entry/4797462
-Red Riding Hood Thank you PosiTori!!! Can't wait to see it!
-I-Pod holder when I go walking or running for around my arm.
-Something fox, jelly fish, squid or octopus related
-Something with emerald colour birthstone (eg: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61251943/emerald-jewel-necklace-brass-mayfair)   Grin
-Anything Slytherin related  Grin
-Embroidered hoopla. Your choice!!!
-Geek craft of your choice!!! (Boys Over Flowers (anime or Korean live version), FullMetal Alchemist, Ouron High School Host Club, Castle in the Sky, Howls' Moving Castle, LOTR, Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Glee, Legend of the Seeker, Merlin, Game of Thrones) Grin Grin
-Wist or Etsy surprise!!! http://www.wists.com/VanGo87, http://www.etsy.com/people/CreativeAlchemist/favorites

Craft Supplies:
-Yarn or Yarn Scraps! (Enough for a 6 square for a blanket I am making)  Grin
-Cross stitch fabric (in dark green if possible)  Grin Grin Grin Grin
-Embroidery floss.
-Photo key chains or photo coasters
-Crochet hooks (anything under 4.0)  Grin
-Buttons: all shapes, sizes and colours. New or used.

-Your favorite recipes  Grin
-Pez Dispensers (Im a collector)
-Starburst Jelly beans!!
-Nail polish (dark colours like gray, brown, green, teal, red, purple.)
-Craft magazines (beading or crochet)
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011 02:33:36 PM »

My name is Amber and I'll be turning 25 on the 23rd. I am a married mother of 2, who are under 2, beautiful girls. I am a stay at home mom and we live in Ignacio Colorado, very close to Durango Colorado which more people have probably heard of. I enjoy doing crafts with my kids and doing crafts for myself while my kids are napping! I sew more than anything, yet I never seem to have enough fabric! I like to try out new crafts all the time the only craft I really cant get down is knitting, I've tried several times and its just not for me I guess. Anyways I really like vintage style items mostly 50's era. I'm also really into leopard print and zebra print in crazy colors like pink or green. My passion is tattoos, I have quite a few and almost all of my things have some kind of tattoo inspired design on them. My favorite colors are black, white, and pink, but I also love any florescent colors! Incase there are any clothing items considered here are my measurments: Bust- 38" Waist- 32" Hips- 40" Shoe Sz- 6.5US   Overall Height- 5'

Allergies: Blueberries, and Aloe

Etsy Faves:   http://www.etsy.com/people/amberhope86/favorites
Wist:      http://www.wists.com/amberhope

Crafted Items (Examples of all of these items can be found on my wist)
~ Circle Skirt
~ Cupcake Kitchen Decor
~ Cupcake Wall Art Thank You Kiwi-Chickie!!
~ Tutu Thank you ivoryh1632!
~ Checkbook style wallet, as mine is totally worn out!
~ 50's Housewife style apron, with pockets preferably
~ Anything Hello Kitty!
~ Skull Hairbows Thank you ivoryh1632!
~ Painted Heels, upcycling is encouraged here!  (example:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373972.0)
~ Stuffed animal head phones
~ Hobe Purse, purses are an all time fave can't go wrong here!
~ Appliqued shirts for my daughters (both wear 2T)
~ Jewelry- a key necklace, or anything beaded
~ Cherry Blossom Necklace! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377640.0)
~ Stuffies
~ Tiaras, made out of anything really as long as its kid proof
~ Beer bottle cap flower
~ Makeup bag
~ Jewelry Roll
~ Anything crocheted, since I cant crochet
~ Hair accessories, headbands, clips, etc.
~ Painted converse, upcycling is encouraged! (see example on my wist)
~ Pillow Covers Thank You h-chan!
~ Homemade soaps (love lavender and chamomile scents)
~ Homemade candles (same scents as above)
~ Anything leopard or zebra print in non-traditional colors!
~ Anything pin up style, I love pin up girls!
~ Anything tattoo related!
~ Suprise Me!! (The best kind of gift is one thats a surprise!)

Craft Supplies
~ Tulle, of any color
~ Fabric! Thank you ivoryh1632!
~ Fabric measuring tape Thank You h-chan!
~ Scissors, mine always seem to be lost!
~ Pin Cushion, I especially like those bottle cap ring ones!
~ Ribbon
~ Rick Rack
~ Finger Paints
~ Any supplies for kid friendly crafts!

~ Whoppers Thank You h-chan!
~ Any dessert thats smores flavored!
~ Moon Pies are my absolute FAVE!  Grin
~ Chocolate Covered Pretzels
~ Snickers
~ Lollipops (of any flavor!)
~ Camomile Tea
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011 05:12:23 PM »

Hi! My name is Tori.  I'm 24 and live in Tampa Florida.  I love to do yarn crafts.  I have been crocheting for 12 years and I just learned to knit a few months ago.  It's an addiction, I can't stop Smiley  I am a huge Sci-Fi fan and I love dressing up for conventions.  My favorite colors are pinks, purples, greys, teals, greens, browns, I love bright and darker colors.  I am a huge Doctor Who fan (10th doctor is my favorite doctor) and I have an obsession with owls.  I am also a Harry Potter fan.  

I have no crafting allergies.

Crafts: parenthesis = super cute examples Smiley

-Deathly Hollows Necklace (http://static.artfire.com/admin/product_images/thumbs/--30000--16225_product_123742962_thumb_large.jpg)

- Golden Snitch Earrings ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/63116509/golden-snitch-earrings?ref=pr_faveitemshttp://www.etsy.com/listing/63116509/golden-snitch-earrings?ref=pr_faveitems)

-Handspun yarn

-Quilted potholders or mits ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/67605086/contemporary-amy-butler-soul-blossoms?ref=sr_list_28&ga_search_query=amy+butler&ga_page=8&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadehttp://www.etsy.com/listing/67605086/contemporary-amy-butler-soul-blossoms?ref=sr_list_28&ga_search_query=amy+butler&ga_page=8&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)

-Cute Knit Stitch Markers (must fit needles up to size 11 please)

-Anything with an Owl

-Anything with the Tardis (Police Box from Doctor Who)

-Wisty Surprise (http://wists.com/positori) Thank you RedMenace!

-Coasters (tile ones b/c I put candles on them)(Aren't these just the cutest! http://www.etsy.com/listing/62246996/funky-coaster-set-owl-pals) Thank you hautedogclothing!

-Coffee Cozy (This one is super cute! http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.198253933.jpghttp://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.198253933.jpg)

-Organizer Bin (http://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/370-stylish-baby-nursery-collapsible-storage-basketshttp://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/370-stylish-baby-nursery-collapsible-storage-baskets In a modern style fabric would be awesome)

-Cute Pin Cushion (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113030.0https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113030.0)

-Hanging Mail Organizer (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289212.0https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289212.0)

-Cute Felted Magnets (These as magnets would be adorable! http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-felt-raincloud-brooch.htmlhttp://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-felt-raincloud-brooch.html)

-Anything Ravenclaw related.

-Be a crafty detective! Send me something of your specialty! (no inchies or atc's please)

-Coffee Art for my Kitchen (This design is super cute! http://icraft.ca/product-25261.phphttp://icraft.ca/product-25261.php)

-Swirly Tree or Dot Tree Art(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/93485_20Apr11_ows-angel1a.jpg) Thank you Jaywesome!

Craft Supplies:
Thread (any color!)
Safety Eyes (6mm black)
YARN! (any colors! solids or varigated! please no red heart or super stiff yarns) Thank you RedMenace!
Rubber Stamp Carving Kit or Carving Tools
Rubber Erasers for Carving
Fancy or Interesting Buttons
Amy Butler Fabrics

Any Sewing, Knit, Crochet or Craft Magazine (new or used!)
Gummies Smiley
Magic the Gathering Cards (hehe...I know, Nerdy!)
Cat Toys
« Last Edit: May 11, 2011 11:34:18 AM by PosiTori » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011 06:55:23 PM »

Happy birthday May babies! My birthday is May 4 (I'll be 30!) and I live just outside of Boston, MA, USA. My husband and I just bought our first house, and I'm 6 months pregnant with a little boy! I work at a bakery decorating cookies and am holding out hope for opening my own bakery some day. I knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and I'm learning to sew. My favorite color is orange, and I love bright, saturated colors as well as more nature-inspired color combos. I dislike pastels and neons. I love anything upcycled or environmentally friendly, and welcome any crafts made from pre-loved materials.

I have no allergies.


-Wisty surprise! http://www.wists.com/RedMenace

-Reusable grocery bags - the bigger and sturdier, the better!
-Reusable lunch bag and/or snack bags (needn't be waterproof)
-Table-top ironing pad
-Tablecloth or Table Runner for a standard size dining room table
-Oven mitts, potholders, or trivets in white/gray/purple
-Wall pockets for my craft room
-Wetbag for cloth diapers/wipes
-Throw pillows (or just the covers) in brown/blue/cream... any size welcome!

-Christmas ornaments, like little mittens, sweaters, stockings, etc.
-Bath scrubbie or wash cloths

-Tree-of-life pendant with green and red stones (my birthstone + baby-to-be's birthstone) Thank you PhoenixFireDesigns!
-Microscope slide pendant
-Resin bangle or pendant with sprinkles

-Wool dryer balls
-Decorated onesies for my baby-on-the-way Thank you ivoryh1632!
-Fun notecards and envelopes
-Woodburned kitchen stuff, like wooden spoons, coasters, trivets, etc.
-Some nice-smelling bath salts for soaking my enormous pregnant feet Thank you ivoryh1632!


-Fabric - I just started sewing, so my stash could use a boost! Thank you ivoryh1632!
-Ribbon scraps for making taggie blankets/toys
-1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch wide elastic
-Velcro or Aplix
-3/8 inch grommet setting tool and grommets


-Sour candy
-Seeds/seed bombs
-Crossword or other puzzles from your local paper (especially Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!)
-Board or card games (used is fine!) I host a game night once a month, and we love to try new games
-"Sneaky Chef" type recipes or cookbooks Thank you ivoryh1632!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011 07:25:28 PM »

Hello! My name's Diana and I'm from southern California. My Birthday is May 25th and I will be 24 years old Grin
I live with my husband of a little over 2 years, my chihuahua mixed dog Georgie and my rat terrier dog Sophie. I'm a part time domestic goddess, but a full time art geek. I go to a local community college and am a Graphic Design major. My favorite color scheme is pink-black-white. My favorite colors in order are pink, red, seafoam green, electric blue, and red-violet. I love polka dots, circles, argyle, and plaid. I also currently have an obsession with zebra stripes. I also love leopard print but in unnatural colors (I really dont like the orangey yellow and black spot).

Allergy note: I have a wool sensitivity, mostly around sensitive areas like my neck and my forehead. I have extremely sensitive skin, so no soaps or lotions with a lot of chemicals/artificial ingredients. Hypoallergenic, home made, or organic skin products only.

My favorite scents are Vanilla, Strawberry, and Citrus.

My Wishlist: http://pinterest.com/designvigilante/
My Etsy Favorites: http://www.etsy.com/people/DesignVigilante/favorites
****anything from my wishlist or etsy faves would be great!****

Must haves = Red text

*Easy Breezy Wrap Pants in pink/red/purple/black/white http://laupre.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/easy-breezy-wrap-pants-tutorial/ Thanks shylitlegoddess!
*Set of 3 to 5 cloth menstrual pads with metal or velcro snaps in dark colors (tut: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0)
*bicycle basket liner http://www.etsy.com/listing/49007336/bicycle-basket-liner-and-tote
*Pattern Holder for printed out crochet/knitting patterns http://pinterest.com/pin/12189475/
*A D20 Dice bag (in pink or white) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322077.msg3714609#msg3714609
*circle/patchwork skirt with stretchy yoga style waist band like this one http://pinterest.com/pin/14010516/ or this one http://pinterest.com/pin/19877872/ They're both great colors/fabric choices! I'm short though, around 5'1" so it shouldn't be too long! maybe like 15inches not counting the yoga style waist band.
*a big busted poppet resembling me (pink hair and all lol)
*Coupon Organizer http://www.etsy.com/listing/61473215/coupon-organizer-holder-attaches-to-your
*Hanging Organizer http://www.etsy.com/listing/37779898/purple-polka-organizer
*Patchwork Fleece blanket http://www.etsy.com/listing/68512113/kaleidoscope-patchwork-fleece-blanket
*A quilted mug rug http://www.etsy.com/listing/59276232/tea-time-mug-rug
*A coffee Cozy http://www.etsy.com/listing/70227175/sale-coffee-cozy-pinks
*Kitchen Wet Bag http://d30opm7hsgivgh.cloudfront.net/upload/13831377_RzxRYfUc_b.jpg
*Loose Leaf Tea to go kit w/ wallet, reusable tea bag, and tiny wet bag for the tea bag to go in http://d30opm7hsgivgh.cloudfront.net/upload/14077051_UnRCPj3P_b.jpg

---->Knit or Crochet
*Knitted "I heart pom poms" hat in black with pink accents http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/i-heart-pompoms
*crocheted Juliana wrap kerchief http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/juliana-wrap
*knit cap-a-chino leg warmers (or something similar, or the pattern would be great too lol) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cap-a-chinos-legwarmers--adult-sizes
*knit slippers http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mary-jane-slippers-4
*Crocheted slippers (or the pattern gifted to me would be great) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felted-crochet-slippers Thank you RhymeswOrange! <3
*Angry Birds Amigurumi http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angry-birds-cardinal Thank You PosiTori! <3
*Yoga Socks (don't mind if it's knitted or crocheted) http://www.etsy.com/listing/48249851/yoga-socks-knitted-pilates-ballet-leg
*Side ways poncho like this one (can be knitted or crocheted) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/customizable-crochet-poncho
*Knitted Mega Cable Scarf http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mega-cabled-scarf
*Knitted Capucine Hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/capucine
*Hemp Produce Drawstring bag http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hemp-produce-drawstring-sac
*openwork Knitted Shrug http://d30opm7hsgivgh.cloudfront.net/upload/18426818_Jtwk0Duw_b.jpg

---->Needlework, Jewelry, Bath/Beauty, etc.
*Removable crochet stitch markers (would prefer NOT to get lobster claw bits, they always seem to not work well and just get tangled in my work. Earring bits work fairly well.)
*knitting stitch markers with cute polymer clay characters, like pink sheep Wink
*Yarn Bowl http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=22762311
*hand made soaps/lotions or other bath/beauty products
*Hoopla! Themes: Magic The Gathering, Evil Dead, Left 4 Dead, Little Shop of Horrors, Angry Beavers, Dr. Horrible, Anything Knitting, Crocheting or yarn spinning related, Dogs, Elephants, Fancy Goldfish, Mario Brothers (including Peach, Daisy, King Boo, Ba Bomb, Yoshi, and Chomp), Hello Kitty/Sanrio (especially Hello Kitty herself and Kuromi)
*chainmaille jewelry http://www.etsy.com/shop/Janabolic
*A Loaded Bracelet http://www.etsy.com/listing/69260890/skulls-bells-buttons-bracelet
*Knitters Gift-a-dex http://www.etsy.com/listing/56081920/knitters-giftdex-modern-geometry
*Spinners Gift Tags http://www.etsy.com/listing/68330566/25-spinners-gift-tags-twist
*knitting/crochet related rubber stamps (yarn balls, sheep, alpacas, bunnies, etc.)
*A yarn cutter pendant already on a nice chain or rope maybe with a couple of small spacer beads and some other small pendants so it looks like a nice necklace and not just a yarn cutter lol http://www.clover-usa.com/product/22699/3106/_/Yarn_Cutter_PendantAntique_Silver

Scissors, any size (im constantly losing my scissors no matter how many i get so i always need some)
Crochet hooks (used are perfectly ok with me)
Tunisian aka Afghan Hooks (the extremely long crochet hooks)
Cotton yarn (any colors)
Wool yarn (any colors)
Self Striping Sock Yarn
bare/undyed yarn for dying
fiber for spinning (in batts or roving)
bare/undyed fiber for dying
Lightweight fabric to make the Easy Breezy Wrap Pants (at least 2 yards)
dyes for dying yarn/fiber (including koolaid packets)
Soak http://www.eatsleepknit.com/cshop/product/SOAK-4-Oz-Bottles/179/
*If you live in the UK or anywhere that sells Pony Aluminum Crochet hooks, I received one (size H 5.5mm) once in a swap from someone in the UK and fell in love with it! But cant find any locally. They are like these but I only want the aluminum ones, not plastic http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/knitting/yarn/Pony/CrochetHookGiftSet.asp?showLarge=true&specPCVID=16874

Knitting Rules!
Mason Dixon Knitting
Custom Knits
Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks
A Fine Fleece, Knitting with Handspun Yarns
Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders
Stitch n Bitch Super Star Knitting
Any of the Yarn Harlot books EXCEPT: Free Range Knitter
The Knitters Book of Wool
The Knitters Book of Yarn
Hattitude: Knits for Every Mood
Pattern wishlist on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/people/DesignVigilante/queue?wishlist=true

Coffee Mugs
Tea (loose leaf or bagged)
Cookies or treats Grin
Dog treats
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011 08:58:40 PM »

Hi! My name is Heather and I'll be turning 30 on May 6 but don't let that fool you. I'm a kid at heart with a geeky passion for many things current and retro. I live and grew up in the San Francisco bay area. For those not familiar with the term, I am a cosplayer and that means I like to recreate costumes of characters from different genres (video games, anime, movies, etc) and wear them around conventions or enter contests (so I sew a lot). Love to cook, bake and thrift store shop! I am a lover of japanese and ancient egyptian culture as well. I own a house, so household decorations and useful things are great. For themes I love non-girly skulls, steampunk, stripes, checkers and hello kitty. If you're going clothing, I generally wear womens L/mens M t-shirts, womens 10/mens 9 shoes and 12/14 (L)  pants/skirts. I can provide specific measurements if needed. Keep checking my websites listed below. I'll keep trying to update with new items and info throughout the month of May.

No known allergies related to this swap

Wists: http://www.wists.com/h-chan
Etsy favorites: http://www.etsy.com/people/hchanclothing
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/h-chan (favorite music, movies, etc)
There's a tad more info in my craftster profile too! (Don't forget my swap list!)

Crafted Items:
1.   I love novelty t-shirts (sizes in my bio above *Love most of Roy's shirts from The IT Crowd)
2.   Clothing in styles I like (steampunk, gothic, lolita, punk)
3.   Cute/geeky hair clips (my hair is just above shoulder length and bleached platinum blonde) My hair and I thank you suereal! lol
4.   Bags (backpacks, messenger bags, tote bags)
5.   Anything with HYDE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_%28musician%29)
6.   Anything with Gackt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gackt)
7.   Anything cute and japanese Thanks Tygermane, looking forward to your package!
8.   Geeky functional household goods (pillows, wall art, organizers)
9.   Geeky functional kitchen goods (ninja shaped cookie cutters, pistol shaped ice cube trays, geeky themed jars to hold things)
10.   Dotees Thanks Tygermane, looking forward to your package!
11.   Anything Star Trek (original and next generation)
12.   Geeky functional sewing room organizers
13.   Anything Slytherin (Harry Potter) -- Thank you DesignVigilante! I'm looking forward to it!
14.   Anything mermaid/under the sea related (including Ariel the Little Mermaid *I have a tattoo of her)
15.   Anything Super Mario Brothers related (I have several "Mario" tattoos)
16.  Anything Star Wars related (except animated Clone Wars)
17.   I love the brass tone Octopus hairclip/brooch made by steampunk couture (VERY sadly, I couldn't afford to buy one before her etsy shop closed)
20.   Anything Pirate related
21. I need some sort of sign I can attach to my backpack when I ride my scooter that is easily readable day and night that says something to the effect of "Please keep your distance for my safety." (I occasionally get tailgaters in cars which can easily kill me if they're not paying attention to what is going on ahead of me.)
22.   Surprise me!

Craft Supplies:
1.   Coats and Clark spools of thread (trying to build my collection)
2.   Anti-pill/Blizzard fleece remnants
3.   Fiskars rotary cutting blades (always need em)
4.   Joann Fabrics gift cards with any left over balance (I'll use what you don't)
5.   Zippers (all lengths, types and colors)
6.   Yudu screen printing machine supplies
7.   A nice set of various sized paintbrushes (the kind that don't leave stroke marks/brush hairs behind)
8.   Bedazzler/Gemagic studs (any kind)
9.   Video game fabric/vintage video game linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, etc)
10.   Baked clay (sculpey, fimo) tools of any kind

1.   Pokeball (Pokemon) bento/lunch box
2.   Milk Chocolate Hobnobs (can't get enough!)
3.   Video game related candy tins (Im a collector, empty is fine)
4.   Movie/TV themed Mr. Potato Heads (I have the Spiderman/Venom, Bumblebee/Optimus Prime, R2-D2/Storm Trooper/Darth Vader, Indiana Jones and Toys Story 3 versions so any others are appreciated)
5.   An Assortment of Lindt milk chocolates (plain or hazelnut FROM SWISS AREA, they have better selections than are available here in the USA)
6.   Packets of Cabury hot cocoa/chocolate
7.   Gothic Lolita Bibles (in english, used is fine, fully intact patterns please!)
8. Anything I didn't think of that you think I would like
9. Books on sewing subjects, used is fine (pattern drafting, project ideas, techniques, etc)
10. Your old Pokemon Nintendo DS/game boy advance game that you dont play anymore (Ive played Diamond/Pearl so anything else would be great since Ive been itching to play, but buying a game is not in my budget.)
11. Pineapple flavored candies!

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011 01:02:40 PM »

About Me
33 year old woman who lives in Florida (USA) with my guy and two cats.
I'm a May Baby!! I'll be 34 on May 16th
  • My favorite colors are jewel tones (like amethyst purple, emerald green, ruby red, sapphire blue, turquoise, and amber) or earth tones (like greens/browns together).
  • My favorite color combination is a deep teal blue and chocolate brown together. It makes me happy.
  • My favorite colors for shirts/clothes are browns, greens, purples, and both heather and charcoal greys.
  • I also love things that go along with my "PhoenixFire" theme like reds/oranges/yellows together
  • I like silver but not really gold. (Copper's ok too.)
  • My favorite animals are cats, owls, penguins, bats and red foxes.
  • My favorite flower is the Daffodil.
  • My favorite movie is Back to the Future
  • My favorite hobbies include: reading, photography and I love all things Disney!

I suffer from migraines so please NOTHING musk/amber/patchouli/dragon's blood or floral scented. Unless it smells like you can eat it, it will give me a migraine. (This includes smoke as well.) I LOVE fruit and dessert scents greatly though. Also, please no bar soaps (skin is sensitive to glycerin) and nothing with artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet (aspartame) or Splenda (sucralose) as I'm allergic to both.

Crafty Wishes

 Grin = BIG WISH!

-- Grin Grin Nook cover! I like this style a lot. (Also, like the one by mimiw! I got a regular Nook (NOT nook color) for Christmas and I'd like some cases! I put some fabric examples and such here and some here for fabric inspiration

 -- A simple robe. I really like this style. Doesn't have to be exactly like that but I like the Japanese/Asian/Cherry Blossom/Kimono influence, but it could be other colors/patterns that I like as well. Doesn't need to be form-fitting, can be a little roomy just not too oversized. (A little roomy is fine.) I'm generally a US size 4 and can send measurements!

 -- Insulated Lunch Tote just like this! I love everything about it - even the fabric!

 -- A sewing wist surprise I have a ton of sewn items on my wist HERE you can use as inspiration.(Bags, totes, covers, cases, shower curtains, pillows, comfy/lounge pants, etc!)

Knitting & Crochet
-- Hand knit socks. Something warm and soft I've got small feet so like a 6.5 size foot or girl's sized large socks for reference. There are some wisted here for inspiration. (And yes, thick ones for around the house are perfect too!)

 -- A cable knit bag. I really like cable knit and I think this bag is really cool.

 -- Knit or Crochet Wist Item - You can find crochet items here and knit items here.

 Grin Grin -- Chibi Marty or Doc BttF Plush. Probably bigger than a medium, but I want to list it anyway. Craftster member Noxika makes these awesome plush (like this and this) and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE one made of Marty McFly or Doc Brown from Back to the Future. Can't you just imagine how awesome a Marty with his orange "life vest" jacket or Doc with his wild hair in this style plush would be??

 -- Grin Grin Fitted Style Decorated/Screnprinted/Stenciled/Embroidered T-Shirts. Short sleeve, 3/4 length or long sleeve. Fitted (not the "unisex" ones that are boxy) in V-neck, scoop or whatever (just nothing that's so low cut it requires another shirt underneath) in size small or US 4 equivalent. (I like the ones from Target a lot but am open to others too!) I have received a ton and I love them but I also live in fitted tees and more are always welcome. I have a bunch of styles I love WISTED for inspiration. Also, embroidery decorated shirts are cool too!! It's getting warm here in Florida - time for some new tees!!

--  Grin Grin Batik/Dyed / "Shibori-Dyed" Fitted Tee Shirts Like above, short sleeve, 3/4 or long sleeve is fine so long as it's fitted. I like styles like THESE in my wists. I especially love the flame style one but really like this type of look a lot. It''s different from the shirts I typically wear and I like that. (Please just no hippie/Grateful Dead rainbow style tie dye. Nothing against hippies but it's just not my personal preference.) It's getting warm here in Florida - time for some new tees!!

 --Embroidered Shirt I really like this idea. Doesn't have to be exact but I think that's a great place to start. Fitted shirt only please, size small if Misses or medium if Jr's cut. Jewel tones, browns, greys, etc. Maybe flowers, trees, branches, etc.? Front back, both - I just like this idea a lot.

 --Embroidered PhoenixFire Designs Logo Shirt If anyone has a computerized embroidery machine where you can take a digital image and put it on a shirt, I would LOVE to get a ladies fitted polo or cute, fitted V-neck tee with my PFD logo. That would rock. (Maybe on navy or grey or something that would make the color pop.)

 --  Ceramic/pottery tea mug, oversized mug, or cereal bowl or anything like that. Again, a skill I don't have but really love. Thrown pottery is one of my favorite things! (HERE are a couple things I've wisted for inspiration.)

 -- Ceramic/Pottery Spoon Rest I have a few examples here but really anything earthy, or blues, or natural type glazes would be wonderful.

 --  Anything with a phoenix. I LOVE the phoenix and there's not nearly enough phoenix-related things in the world or my life. You can check out my wisted phoenix items as inspiration.

 --Something Stained Glass I love stained glass. A little window decoration, a nightlight, a decorative piece - I think stained glass is so pretty. I have some pieces wisted here for inspiration.

 -- Hoopla based on my likes (owls, trees, penguins, phoenix, Disney, daffodils, Back to the Future, bats, red foxes, etc., etc.)

 -- Embroidery Surprise I have a bunch of assorted items both stitched and embroidered here which can be used as an inspiration.

 -- Red Fox Art I love this panting as an example. I'm just a fan of red foxes.

 -- Daffodils - Spring always makes me think of my favorite flower, the daffodil. They don't grow here in Florida so I've got some wisted daffodil items here to help usher in Spring.

 --Daffodil Spoon Ring Yes, I already listed daffodils in general but I love this. I wear a size 6 on four fingers. I think this is just really cool!!

 -- Surprise me! Look at my wists or my amazon wishlist, my etsy favorites, the colors I like, my favorite animals, or my favorite flower, etc. and see what you can make that you think I'd like!

Craft Supplies
--  Grin Grin Jewelry Presentation Displays I could really use a necklace/earring combo and a bracelet hand. Used ones in good shape are fine too! Any kind of leather/leatherette/vinyl/acrylic is awesome. These are examples of styles I like and could REALLY use. (These are examples. If you find something similar at another shop that's perfectly fine!)
 - Fancy Necklace/Earrings: Display, necklace/earring, frosted acrylic
 - Another Fancy Necklace/Earrings: Display, Venus figure, opaque white, 12 x 8-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
 - Ring/Bracelet Display, acrylic, clear frosted, 7-1/4 x 4-1/2 x 3 inch hand

 -- Grin Grin Hanging Torso Mannequin like this so I could use it as a "model" when photographing my jewelry. I could REALLY use something like this!

 -- Grin Grin Gemstone Beads I'd love to use more faceted, briolette, rondelles and other cut stones. Here are some I really am coveting.
(Listings shown are just for example of the stone. Can easily be smaller quantities for more reasonable cost!)
 - Any gems on my Etsy favorites - Bunches listed here
 (examples... Chrome Diopside rondelles or....Songea Sapphire (yellows/orange in color) or... Tundra Sapphire (autumn colors) or faceted amethyst/peridot/garnet/etc, etc, etc!!)

 -- Lampwork beads. Love. Wish I could make but I''m too scared of open flame. Cheesy

 -- Dichroic Glass Beads I love this mix for example. So pretty!

 -- Sterling Silver or Gold Plate Jewelry Wire I always need jewelry wire. I need some super fine sterling and/or gold (gold fill is fine) in about 26 or 28 gauge. I also love Artistic Wire brand in 24 gauge in silver, copper and brown.

 -- Grin Grin Ninja Men Cookie Cutters. OMG, how freakin' awesome are these???

 --Tackle Box(es)/Craft Storage Box I store my beads in them. Ones with dividers that can move and be resized are the best. I also like something like this or this that hold tools and other things in addition. I craft on my living room couch so I'm always taking things out and putting them away. It's a pain. Some sort of easily carted box would be very helpful. (Maybe something like this is available at a craft store with a 40/50% off coupon..? Oh, like this maybe?)

 -- Cricut Sure it's a silly wish but maybe someone has one they don't use anymore? That'd be cool!

 -- Button Maker I think it'd be fun to make my own buttons. Some sort of starter kit would be great. I've never made any before. Can totally be used/pre-owned!

 -- Shirt dye kit I love gradient dyed shirts and various types of tie dye but I've never done it myself. Maybe some sort of kit to try it? I found this one as an example, but I'm sure there's more out there. Something that has everything I need to try it would be great since I don't know where to start.


 --  Grin Grin Pineapple anything so long as it does NOT have coconut in it. (Candy, snacks, candles, body spray, etc.) Finding pure, straight pineapple is so hard!
 -- Tea! Especially fruity ones. (Caffeinated ones are fine too for my morning cup at work!)
 -- Chocolate! (white, milk or dark) No coconut please.
 -- Candies! (whatever neat little treats you enjoy, send 'em my way. I love candy)
 -- Beading/Wire-Wrapping/Jewelry magazines (esp ones with projects/tutorials)

Thanks in advance to whomever picks me! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011 04:23:17 PM »

My name is suereal and I have been led to believe that it suits me.  I live just outside of Vancouver Canada in a tiny town called Port Coquitlam.  I have a husband and a 10 pound poodle named Cosmo.  Besides them I like paranormal and cryptozooligy stuff.  I like creepy/cute, but not girly stuff.  I collect poodle stuff, Cosmo is black, but any color besides pink is good, Maneki Neko (luck kitties from Japan), skulls, both real looking (I prefer NOT real) and cartoony/cute/urban/unique ones.  I love stuffies, both big and small.  I collect ATC as well.  I like steam punk style stuff, and monsters, cuttlefish, squids, and ocotos, in that order...and just generally strange things.  I like chartruse (greens), orange, and purples.  I'm not much on red, don't like white (except the occasional tshirt.  I like recycled and up scaled crafts.

Allergies:  I don't eat many grains, due to sensitivity.  But it won't kill me either.

Things I would like
1.  Interesting t-shirts.  I wear an XL women type, and a guys large or XL tshirt.  I prefer guys shirts, but just by a bit.  And by interesting, I just mean ones you think I would find interesting LOL.
2.  Art.  Around postcard, or a bit larger.  Nothing over 12 inches I think.  Some kind of wall art that you love or think I would love.  Painted, drawn, fabric, photo, or what ever you feel like.
3.  Stuffies.  What ever size you feel like.  What ever theme you feel like.
4.  Eye masks that are strange....it might say something odd, or perhaps makes me look like a cyclops, or creepy demon eyes Thanks VanGo87
5.  Knitted fingerless gloves.  I would like long sleeved ones, elbow or above.  And I say knitted because I don't want them too heavy.  I have big hands.
6.  Bags, purses, totes.  One can never have enough things to carry things in.
7. Small figures.  Around 1 1/2 inches at base...well that's how wide my tiny shelf is.  Poly clay, felted, wood carved...what ever you like to work with.
8. Something off my wist.
9. One of those fake fox scarves.  In something soft, I can't take scratchy.  Maybe even just knit.
10. Decorated tins.  How ever you want to make them....as long as it is themed about me and my likes.
11.  I think they are called moon pads...re usable clothes for the month.  I don't have any, so what ever amount one would want to send.
12.  Cool note cards, post cards to send out to my swap partners.
13.  Suprise me.

Craft Supplies
1.  I can't seem to ever have enough poly clay.  I use what ever type I can get my hands on.  I would really really like some liquid poly clay.  I have never seen it.
2.  Ephemera, both paper and 3D.  I love odd bits and bobs.  I don't use too many plastic beads though.
3.  Iron on fabric treated and ready to go through the printer.
4.  Eyes.  Peg eyes, taxidermy eyes, paper eyes, metallic.  I don't think I need anymore googly eyes though.
5.  Molds to do resin casting.  I have the kit, just not the molds.
6.  Suprise me.


1. Sour stuff...love Lemon Heads
2.  Chocolate...I'm fine with dark or milk.
3.  Stuff from those little coin operated machines that you get plastic bubbles with things in them...including the bubble.
4.  Small odd tins.  One that haven't been decorated as well as ones that have.
5.  Supries me.

And a realy wacky wish would be a Blythe doll...or even just the head.  Even if it's in a bad shape.  I'll make her all better (manical laugh)

OO that was harder then I suspected LOL.  Happy crafting all Grin
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