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« on: August 30, 2011 08:33:10 AM »


When you PM the orgs you MUST have the name of the swap and the claim name and date!!! this is NOT an option a rule!
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a blah blah due out Jan 1
This must be in ALL of your messages to the org!!

for this swap a MED By SIZE it is 2 OR more craft hours ( this is not cooking time, drying time, etc.. waiting around for something to set up.......it is craft time for the average crafter)

By Price is MIN 20.00-30.00 or more

MAKE SURE YOUR LIST IS MED as there are too many Exlarge items asked for. It is a MED swap and we need to remember that..If you ask for to many Mega items I will PM and ask you to remove them and or add a MIN of 15 true MED!!!You must have 15 crafted items AND 15 supply items  (more the better chance of getting claimed quick)

Bookmark all three threads, PM your partner ASAP to get the addy I dont want any messages I dont have and it is the deadline do you have it messages you have 2 weeks to have out the door and in that time can get the message to them and communicate!

 you must send the DC and or customs numbers to org when sending.hold your receipts also for international ladies OR scan and post in your gallery or send to Babalina58 & LindyV321
Organizers:  BABALINA58 & LINDYV321

When sending PMs, please label them as OWS 74 with one of the following tags:
Package sent
Package received

Qualifications to Join:

For you to join this round you must be cleared feedback in all Ongoing Wish list Swaps through Round 70.
(except for international delivery).  You also cannot claim in this swap if you are currently late in Round 71
Do not join this swap if you are late in other swaps.  Please make those swaps your priority.
Swap Info
Swap name: Ongoing Wish list Swap 74
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Org BABALINA58 Co org LINDYV321
Sign-up date range: 8/30-9/28
Date to send item by: 14 days from the day you claim ( this starts on the day you claim NOT the next day!)
Limited to a certain number of people?: No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
You must be over 16 years of age.  If you are under 18 (but over 16) be sure that:
A)   you have your parents permission (youll be using their address OR a P.O. Box)
B)   you have access to a computer where you can keep in contact (i.e. if you get grounded from a home computer, you can use the one at the library/friends/etc.)
C)   you are able to walk/get a ride to the post office ON TIME
D)   you have enough supplies or funds to purchase supplies needed to create awesome crafted items

Organizer Notes and Stuff

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants
- Is at least 18 years old

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

All swappers MUST be pre-approved for this swap!


***PLEASE! Do not claim someone while waiting for approval!*** You may claim as soon as you get approval confirmation.

If you want to participate, here is the information to send to the organizers.  Please have the title of your PM be the name of the swap.

Name of swap: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 74
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Your mailing address:
Have you read the Swap Guidelines and understand how this swap works?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim?
( If not then you will not be approved )
A medium item is the following-
A craft or recon etc that takes the adv. crafter more then two hours to complete.
20-30USD worth of Store Bought Items ( If bought from a thrift store, estimate at what it would have cost new check the net for prices) Please do not send used items without checking with partner FIRST!!YOU MUST Check with partner if wanting to send used items to make sure they are OK with them...Do not send old thread etc as it is useless to most! are you willing to do this?

This is a HIGH QUALITY swap and you understand this will be your best work and it is very important to talk to your partner to make sure you have their wishes and your best crafting in mind ?

Are you willing to post a photo of the item/s you receive or have the person who sent to you post of the photo for you with 5 days of receiving ?
Are you willing to take a photo of the item you are shipping in the event the person cant post photos?
DO you have a working camera? If not please do not join this swap as Pics are required!
Your List must be created in the following format:
Craft Supplies
Do you agree to follow this?
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
Are you willing to ship outside of your country?
If you are willing to ship outside your country? (You MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks.DO NOT SEND SLOW MAIL) Are you willing?
Are  you willing to Bookmark all threads, PM orgs when you send and receive with the claim and date due out in it?

IMPORTANT: Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0 this is a great tip for being a great swapper and the link to all swap rules are there too Smiley

Please bookmark this thread  post here. All updates will be made here and this will help you to keep up with everything also, please bookmark the discussion and the gallery threads!

How This Swap Works:
Please READ CAREFULLY! This swap works differently than most!

Try to imagine a chain.  The first link is the first person whose wish list is on page 1 (Person A) - that will be the craftster member who was the very last wish list from Ongoing Wish Swap 73.

Now, we want to put another link in the chain.  People will read that list and see if there is something they want to/can make from the list.

Someone (Person B) will claim Person A for some item on their wish list.  They post a reply to the thread that says I claim Person A for [item].  This is my X claim (however many times they have picked someone for example, "this is my fourth wish, with one sent, and three received, (meaning that this is the fourth claim they've made, one is in transit to it's destination, and three of the items have been received by the people they previously claimed).  Also add your location, and any preferences or aversions I live in Wisconsin USA, I am a vegetarian, and I am allergic to wool.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REPLY WITH YOUR STATUS WHEN YOU CLAIM SOMEONE!  This means you need to post who you are claiming and for what, how many claims you have made, including how many in transit and how many received, and your location/preferences/aversions. I.E. 4/1/1 = 4 claims-1 in transit-1 received by partner

Then comes the fun part!  After the introduction, Person B is the last link in the chain, and they post their wish list!!!  YOU CAN HAVE AS MANY ITEMS ON YOUR WISH LIST AS YOU WANT, HOWEVER YOU MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF FIFTEEN MED PER SECTION i.e. CRAFTS and SUPPLIES.  THE MORE ITEMS YOU LIST, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF BEING CLAIMED QUICKLY.

(Please have your list ready, this swap moves very quickly!If not I will skip you and or remove your claim!!  Please include your country at the start of your wish list). Person B will also PM Person A to get her address so they can mail the item when it is finished.  

Along comes Person C, who claims Person B for something on their list and the chain is built, link by link.  (If Person C wanted to make Person B a purse AND a stuffie, that would still count as ONE WISH.)  Then they post their list, and so on.

When you want to make a claim, you can ONLY pick from the very last wish list in the chain.  You can't pick anyone else in the chain - you can only connect to the very end of the chain, which is that last wish list posted.

After you have made your claim, you need to PM that person for their address.

Friends of Craftster are allowed UP TO 3 wishes at one time as per the orgs discretion, others are allowed 2 wishes again as per the org dis..  If this is your first swap, you are only allowed one wish at a time until your crafts are received for this month.  HOWEVER the orgs reserve the right to tell you that you may only claim one or two items at a time if you have had issues in the past with shipping late or poor communication etc!!
Do not choose over your given limit. If a dead stall in the thread the orgs can claim again to get this moving again as a last resort.

Become a Friend of Craftster!  Go here: https://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php

If you are at your limit of wishes, you can choose again once one of your partners receives AND you have confirmation they have, NOT when you send.

***Do not claim someone unless you can fulfill that wish to a high caliber***

we have had in the past a few swappers think it is OK to toss some crap in a box and ship it. This is NOT the swap for you as this is a HIGH QUALITY crafting swap!!

Unsure of where to find wish ideas?  Try the previous ongoing wish swap galleries or any other gallery on craftster.  Look through your fellow crafters wist lists, pintrests, ETSY etc

YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS (14 days from the time you claim)TO GET YOUR ITEM OUT THE DOOR.This starts from the time you claim must be out the door BY the 14th day!

( the medium can be a couple small items etc as long as it adds up to a medium )
( A medium item equals a MIN of two+ hours of crafting time You should be able to see lite for 20-30 dollars if in an etsy type store or $20-30usd worth of store bought items )
Feedback will be given as soon as you have sent - received -posted pics but will be up to 2 weeks after the swap closed if you do not post pics and this will be noted and you might not get allowed back in the next round if you cant do this! Please take pics before you ship! This is a rule not an option!!!

IF YOU CLAIM FOR A COTTON HAT, THEN DO NOT SEND A WOOL ONE OR YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND AGAIN! You may not email a pic as a claim you may however email patterns that you have purchased for someone off the list of items they wanted.

Pay close att. to your partners allergies and wishes IF you send something that is on the list of allergies, etc you WILL be required to send again! No argument on this we cant have anymore of the swappers PM that they got something that is clearly in their list of things they HATE and or have allergies of.....

Please be communicative if you are having any issues. If you communicate you still need to send your item in a timely manner.  Communication does not mean you can send as late as you want.  After one week past the deadline( on the 7th day) you can and or will have negative feedback.  This is only temporary as it will be changed back once you fulfill your obligation for late item(s).  Do not choose to craft an item if you do not think you can meet these deadlines
If the threads stall too long the orgs can claim to get it moving again but try not to however.

Previous Swap Rounds:
If you are confused in any way by how this works, please look at some previous rounds:


BABALINA58 will be our organizer, in charge of your claims, Thread update and approval feedback.
LINDYV321 will be or co Organizer in charge of the gallery Smiley and to make sure things run smooth and just be her wonderful self Smiley THANK YOU LINDY FOR BEING SO WONDERFUL!

You must have your wish list saved in your computer before you make any claims as to not stall the thread Smiley
~~~~~~~~~~Bookmark the wish, discussion and gallery thread ~~~~~~~~~

Discussion Threads: PLEASE BOOKMARK!!
Round 64-66 Discussion
Round 67-69 Discussion
Round 70-73 Discussion
Round 74-76

 OFF TOPIC discussion thread for all that is not craft related but we share as we are so close Smiley put it all here!!

Round Sixty-Seven Gallery

Round Sixty-Eight Gallery

Round Sixty-Nine Gallery

Round Seventy Gallery

Round Seventy-One Gallery

Round Seventy-Two Gallery

Round Seventy-Three Gallery

Round Seventy-Four Gallery

Remember, all must PM both orgs when you send and receive, we do not need to know you claimed or you posted pics in the gallery WE WILL SEE IT WHEN WE UPDATE! It just bogs down our in boxes, You will be told when you join how many swaps you may claim depends on your history, If you have issues PM orgs ASAP, Make sure to send a HIGH QUALITY SWAP as that is a big rule here and send what you claim for. Send a min of 20-30usd in supplies and or a craft that takes a min of 2 hours w/o all the dry,setting up, cooking time etc... HAVE FUN!!! Most important be kind, generous as this is a wonderful swap and we want everyone to feel loved here and happy with your crafts and be as addicted as the rest of us are Smiley

any questions or concerns please pm orgs asap Smiley
« Last Edit: September 29, 2011 06:01:57 AM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


I am able to do personal swaps again so lets get some going Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011 08:33:37 AM »



I am able to do personal swaps again so lets get some going Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011 08:34:03 AM »

claims allowed

3 claims allowed:

2 claims allowed

1 claim allowed
« Last Edit: September 26, 2011 08:04:31 AM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


I am able to do personal swaps again so lets get some going Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011 08:34:19 AM »


1. LindyV321
2.Babalina58 (3 Claim,  Outstanding, 1 shipped in route, 2 Received by partner )
3.bananaleg (1 Claim, Outstanding, O shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
5.scarlet_nights (1 Claim,  Outstanding, O shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
6.errka  (2 Claim, Outstanding,  shipped in route, 2 Received by partner )
8.Averia   (4 Claim,  Outstanding, 1 shipped in route, 3 Received by partner )
9.motherconfessor (1 Claim, 1 Outstanding, O shipped in route, 0 Received by partner )
10.ChrisSews     (2 Claim, 1 Outstanding,  shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
11.IdlersDesign(2 Claim,  Outstanding, 1 shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
12.drgdlg (2 Claim, 1 Outstanding,  shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
13.kartiana(3 Claim, Outstanding, shipped in route, 3 Received by partner )
14.Frosty772(1 Claim,  Outstanding, O shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
16.rlynn(5 Claim,  Outstanding, O shipped in route, 5 Received by partner )
17.hazelly (1 Claim,  Outstanding, O shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
18.Padfoot(1 Claim,  Outstanding,  shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
19. muddy21
20.skittlebub (2 Claim,  Outstanding,  shipped in route, 2 Received by partner )
21.luckdragon (2 Claim,  Outstanding,  shipped in route, 2 Received by partner )
23.Pearliepie (1 Claim,  Outstanding,  shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
24.xladyluckx  (1 Claim, Outstanding, O shipped in route, 1 Received by partner )
25.jemimah(1 Claim,  Outstanding, 1 shipped in route, 0 Received by partner )
« Last Edit: October 25, 2011 07:33:25 PM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011 08:34:40 AM »


                                    SEPT 14

Averia---->jamiek79 for a couple mug rugs
drgdlg--->Averia for something off of your pinterest "make this for me" board!

                                 SEPT 15
ChrisSews--->drgdlg for a Ruffle Tree Skirt in Black and White.

                               SEPT 16
bananaleg-->ChrisSews for some sea creature stuffies.

                                     SEPT 17
scarlet_nights-->bananaleg for a hoopla. No DC,SL
Babalina58-->Scarlet_nights something Airforce and hair pretties
motherconfessor-->babalina58 for a  soldering tool and hot knife cutting blades, and a few other supplies.

                    SEPT 18
kartiana-->motherconfessor for Set of colorful Thank you cards
Errka-->kartiana for jewelry based on her pintrest!

                                 SEPT 19
Babalina58-->Errka for some supplies to get her going on some great crafting ( sculpty and a book to go with)
ChrisSews-->babalina58 for a flowered tee.
                                   SEPT 21
Rlynn-->Chrissews for a birds nest necklace for her mum.

                                         SEPT 22
babalina58-->something off your list for you and for AriaSL
IdlersDesign-->babalina58 for a pair of (over the ankle) slippers and some supplies/extras. shipping error
rlynn-->IdlersDesign for a fabric garland
                                        SEPT 24
IdlersDesign--->rlynn for an obi belt from her pinterest.

                                         SEPT 25
kartiana-->IdlersDesign for a journal

               SEPT 28
Rlynn-->Kartiana for a mug rug for her kitty
Kartiana--->rlynn aria someting galixy
hazelly-->kartiana for fingerless gloves

                                                   SEPT 29
drgdlg-->hazelly for a knitting needle roll FLAKED
averia-->drgdlg for a supplies package
padfoot-->Averia for an amigurumi and a pinterest surprise

             SEPT 30
Luckdragon-->padfoot for a supplies package!
frosty772-->Luckdragon for a checkbook cover
skittlebub-->Calligraphy writing pens or embroidered handkerchiefs if I can't get the pens

                  Oct 6
Rlynn--->skittlebub for a surprise
Pearliepie-->rlynn for the rainy cloud mobile
Errka--->pearliepie for jewelry!

                OCT 7
Luckdragon--->errka for a wrap towel and probably a little surprise

                           OCT 8
Rlynn--->luckdragon for stenciled flour sack towels

                          OCT 9
Frosty772-->Rlynn for a jewelry item off her pinterest (the quilted cuff)

                                      OCT 10
xladyluckx-->frosty772 for a Victorian style framed chalk board and a jar of whimsies!
jemimah-->xladyluckx for some fingerless mittens
Averia-->Jemimah for something from her "things to put other things in box, organiser, project holder, etc
Pearliepie-->Averia for a hoop for her hoopla wall
                               OCT 13
Averia-->Pearliepie for an embroidery organizer
skittlebub-->Averia for a scarf in charcoal grey or black - any pattern you like
J_Kieviet-->Skittlebub for P.Js, a crochet roll, and some supplies.

« Last Edit: November 18, 2011 08:32:48 AM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011 08:35:06 AM »

                                        This is our last swap claim of round 73

jamiek79 is our first person up so be generous and claim her for a wonderful package Smiley

Hi Everybody!  A little about me  My family and I live in New Hampshire and I am a crafty mother of 3 beautiful munchkins. A 6 y.o. boy, a 4 y.o. girl and an adorable 2y.o. girl. We are New Englanders through and through. I love to ski and snowboard in the winter and in the summer you can usually find us at the lake (when it is not raining and then you can find me in my craft room). New England sports are the greatest. The New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox are my favs!
   I dont really have a favorite color. I like bright and bold for accessories but for decorating prefer beachy colors and reds. However my house isnt decorated in seashells and seahorses. I just like the lightness that these colors bring. All time favorite color combo though is Chocolate brown and aqua. I sew,knit,crochet and papercraft. I do have a wist and a pinterest. The links are in my signature.  I love to learn new things and will always try something once. If you have a craft you do and want to send a learn to kit it would make me squee!  Now on to the important stuff! My wish list!
   If you make something that you think I would love pm me and we will chat!
   We dont have any allergies in our house and  we also love to reuse items so used and in good shape is always good! I will pass on anything that smells like mothballs though.

Ok so I added a bunch of links. I dont need exactly what is pictured these are purely for inspiration!

I would also love a pinterest or wisty surprise.... (shhhh this gives you a reason to stalk! I know you all love you some good stalking!!!)

Crafted Items:
NEW: Jewelry any and all kinds
NEW: crayon totes for the kiddos
NEW: placemat for under the dogs food and water
NEW: kid friendly centerpiece for my kitchen table (I have no ideas for this so yours would be greatly appreciated)
NEW: D20 dice bag (this would be for the hubby for Christmas)
   Apron (beachy green, blue and yellow)
   Dangly Harry Potter earrings I would like something subtle that Potter fans would recognize but the muggles wont say hey those are Harry Potter. http://pinterest.com/pin/83630984/
   Large bead fabric necklace
   Charm bracelet pm me for insight into kids/hubby/sports This style I love but with my interests. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370065.msg4351441#msg4351441
   Hook roll http://pinterest.com/pin/102428797/
   Homemade Candles light and fruity, citrus, or clean (cotton, linen) smells
   Pin cushion in a small mug http://pinterest.com/pin/83660509/

         Coffee Cozy that says caffeinating please wait https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=385795.0

         Wrist pin cushion
   Quilted Pot Holders that can double as a trivet on the table (beachy, green, blue, yellow)
   Handspun Yarn any weight any color
   Picture frames  (my walls are really bare)

         Wall art ( some inspiration can be found on my pinterest)
   Framed black and white photos of flowers
   Tree of life pendant with beads for February, December,  July, and April Birthdays

         Mommy Jewelry has Beads/stones for Feb and Dec   Thank you Phoenixfiredesigns you made my month!
   Canisters for the counter for Coffee/Flour/ Sugar http://pinterest.com/pin/102432591/
   Vinyl letters for our mailbox (pm me for details)
   Slate Hand Painted plaque for outside our door with a painted Australian cattle dog http://www.slatelady.com/animal-slate-paintings.html
   Felt alphabet
   Cover for my kitchen aid
   Training pants for my 2yo waterproof/resistant underwear. Or some that are just really absorbant Not a diaper just something for when we are out of the house and arent as close to a bathroom as you need to be for a 2yo
   My 4yo is going to school so a backpack/library tote embroidered with her name.
   Tutus for the girls or any dress up stuff really
   Quilted table runner for kitchen table

         Handmade Christmas ornaments

         Knitting/Crochet project bag http://pinterest.com/pin/24582902/

         Mug Rugs my Mom has commissioned me to make them for the ladies in her office for Christmas presents and any and all help would be muchly appreciated

         Placemats a set of 6 embroidered would be fabulous.

         Dish towels with  a way to attach them to my oven or cabinets. My children are constantly stealing my dishtowels for blankets for their babies.

Supply List: a package of supplies would be wonderful but not necessary. I really want all of this stuff so
   Embroidery Floss
   Hoops any size/shape
   Fabric: any and all!!!! My favorites are Amy Butler and Alexander Henry
o   I am really looking for more Alexander Henry Mocca
   Scraps Rock!!!
   I have started a braided t shirt rug and any t-shirts you dont need send them along
   Finger paints
   Iron on interfacing (heavy weight)
   Thread any  color/weight will do
   Scrapbook paper any and all I am a paper whore
   Cricut die cut alphabets just looking for the cut paper. You can keep your cartridge. (I turn them into stickers for the kids to learn to spell) I have story book, keystone george and cursive
   Fiskars rotary cutting blades
   Double fold bias tape (can be made by you)  all colors and patterns welcome
   Paper 3d flowers for scrapbooking
   Sew in Velcro
   Seam ripper
   PUL fabric any and all colors shapes sizes
   Fabric Paint I would like to start stenciling t-shirts
   Wooden beads (larger size)
   Reusable ice cubes in either circles or squares making bandana coolers for my DH @ work. He really hates the heat
   Scrapbook markers (fine line)
   Sharpies (fine line) I have tons of the black regular size)
   Crochet  hooks Aluminum
NEW: quilting templates you know the plastic ones with grid lines
   Whoopie Pie recipe
   Craft magazines doesnt matter if they are new or used
   Sewing patterns or a list of links to your favorite tutes
   Chocolate is always welcome at my house. Please write Avocados on the package so I have a chance to eat them. My hubby claims to be allergic to avocado so I would get them all (muah haha)

Thank you for choosing me!!!!!
« Last Edit: August 31, 2011 08:26:30 PM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


I am able to do personal swaps again so lets get some going Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011 04:09:01 AM »

I claim jamiek79 for a couple mug rugs

First Claim/0 sent/0 received

About Me: My name is Laura and I live in Maryland with my husband, 3 kids, a dog, a cat, a rabbit, 2 lizards (new additions) and frogs.

I love cross stitch and embroidery and I have a huge wall set aside for hoops. It has had many beautiful additions from swapping, but there is a ton of room left to fill.

I pretend I know how to sew and my sewing is improving thanks to some of my past partners linking wonderful tutorials to items they want.

I am a huge fan of Firefly/Serenity, steampunk, and the color blue in all shades. Most rooms in my house are white or beige with blue accents, my living room is pale green. I need some color. I'm trying to make our house feel something like a beach cottage (even tho we are about 30 minute drive from the Chesapeake bay) but the house has more of an overstuffed, cluttered, lived in feel.

Crafted Wishes:


~Weighted thread catcher for my sewing table

~Messenger Bag - preferably black or brown

~table runner in any shades of blue

~Table toppers - bright colors - yellows, blues, greens or any combination of those colors http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-table-toppers.html

~ironing mat like http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/01/tabletop-ironing-pad-tutorial.html

~cat bed (any style, preferably in blues or beige/neutral colors)

~woven fabric basket like http://www.marmadaisy.com/2008/09/woven-basket-tutorial.html

~Steampunk hip belt with pockets like http://www.etsy.com/listing/72194979/darkwear-brown-unisex-steampunk-double?ref=sr_gallery_18&ga_search_query=steampunk+bag&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade but canvas instead of leather

~Dish soap apron - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103032.0 maybe in blue? blue and white?


~knit scarf in charcoal grey - any pattern you like.

~knit bag in charcoal grey - maybe like http://www.cogknition.org/patterns/quinn/ but with an extra extra long strap

~Cotton knit dishtowels with blue stripe similar to http://www.purlbee.com/soft-cotton-knit-dishtowels/

~Lace collar like http://www.etsy.com/listing/63111298/black-lace-collar or https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361305.0

~Anything steampunkish


~Seaglass locket like http://www.etsy.com/listing/68547409/liberty-locket-seaglass-ss-chain?ref=sr_list_30&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=beach+glass+jewelry&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

~Seaglass pendants like http://www.etsy.com/listing/58452628/blue-sea-glass?ref=sr_list_1&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=sea+glass+pendant&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade or http://www.etsy.com/listing/74687558/sky-blue-sea-glass-necklace?ref=sr_list_2&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=sea+glass+pendant&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

~Jasper and copper pendant like http://www.etsy.com/listing/72774553/double-trouble-mauve-and-copper-necklace?ref=sr_list_20&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=jasper+pendant&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

~pendant or ring stamped wtih '<3' preferably in silver or copper.

~Full moon tree of life pendant

Other crafts:

~Anything made out of firing cobalt blue wine bottles in a kiln

~hoopla art - especially steampunk, nautical or beach themed

~Birthday reminder wall hanging - something like http://pinterest.com/pin/70557247/

~homemade soap - especially fond of grapefruit scented or lavendar scented. Would love some popsicle shaped soap!!! (just to note, USA crafters only)

~Ribbon towels like http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=RIBTOWELS

~bleach painted t-shirt (prefer XL fitted women's t's - any quotes from my pinterest would be loved)

~Something cute to hold recycled grocery bags - maybe even a crocheted holder made out of plarn from recycled bags? http://www.etsy.com/listing/73887815/white-recycled-bag-holder

~Anything inspired from my wists http://www.wists.com/averia or pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy

Supplies: (i'm very happy to get leftovers, scraps, bits and used)

~fabric - Crystal Fusion designed by Karen Combs http://www.avlyn.com/collections/crystal-fusion_latest/

~fabric - Would especially love 2"x12" or larger cuts in any pattern/color for a scrappy quilt.

~bias tape - any color or width - scraps okay

~fabric button making kits in any sizes - leftovers are fine

~Tatting kit? I love tatted collars/necklaces.

~stencils for glass etching


~Punched paper bits in various shapes & patterns (would especially love cupcakes or butterflies)

~steampunky bits & bobs, skeleton keys, old fashioned typewriter keys, tiny odd shaped lightbulbs

~beach glass


« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011 08:08:40 PM »

Claim Averia for something off of your pinterest "make this for me" board! due September 15th!

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About Me:

I am 28, a stay at home mom to an almost 3 year old daughter, and married to my best friend and high school sweetheart.  We recently moved from just outside Atlanta to South Carolina.  I am an early childhood teacher by trade and plan to homeschool my little one.

I have dabbled in lots of crafty stuff, but sewing is my passion.  I especially love to sew things for my daughter!

Outside of being a mom and wife, I run a blog called Wee Share-- http://www.weeshare.net


BIG WISH-- Pascal from Rapunzel Crochet Amigurumi (like this one-- http://tinyurl.com/3ub72r3)
GIANT Tic Tac Toe Game I'm thinking blanket size)
iPhone app coasters (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3bj8tyc)
Dress Up Flip Book (like this-- http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/08/quiet-flip-book.html)
Travel Map Bulliten Board (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3dakrqg) in Purple; says "Raileigh's Travels"
Woodland Animal Masks (like these-- http://tinyurl.com/4yjfxzq)  Farm or Jungle Animals would be cool too
Crochet Magnetic Fishing Set (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3vy4eff)
Sundress with Crochet Top for Toddler (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3ucpjtt)
Embroidered Tree Love Pillow (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/42m9l9g) with names Darren & Desi
Disney Princess Amigurumi (like these on craftster-- http://tinyurl.com/3kdfzdy)
Wooden Peg People Nativity Set (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3b2ek5s)
Disney Princess Peg People (like these-- http://tinyurl.com/3t9xt76  but not necklaces)
Alice in Wonderland Dress-Up Costume for toddler
Snow White Tutu for toddler (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3qpeu98)
Minnie Mouse Dress-Up Costume for toddler
Disney Princess Hair Clips (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3kethxw)
Crochet Brobee Hat from Yo Gabba Gabba (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/4xxbpte)
Yo Gabba Gabba Amigurumi (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3mpf5dx)
Yo Gabba Gabba Peg People (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3lp6byg)
Yo Gabba Gabba Finger Puppet Set (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3uubw63)
Four Seasons Tree of Life Necklace (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/454gj7m)
Chalkboard Weekly Menu Board (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3e5mq67)
Amigurumi Play Food (esp. interactive, like an orange or banana you can peel, or a burger to build, etc.)
Fabric Mail Set for my daughter (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3t9vsb4)
Fabric Button Calendar (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/4yhx6rs) in red, black, and white
Advent Calendar (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3bsnsh5) in B&W with red accents
Fabric "Grass" Rug (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/3nnnwwb)
Ruffle Tree Skirt in Black and White (this style-- http://tinyurl.com/3ga7dfj)
Christmas Stocking Holders (like this--http://tinyurl.com/3qdx3qc) need 3
Fork Wall Hooks (like this-- http://tinyurl.com/4yya5xu)
Wooden Block Calendar (like this-- http://www.brownpaper--packages.com/2010/12/calendar-blocks.html)

I need pillows for my new bedding-- we're going for this black/ white/ red/ gray color pallette
Styles I love:
http://tinyurl.com/3s8mw7f (in colors pictured)


Fabric-- Love ruffle fabric, cottons (esp. unique stuff, b&w, riley blake, Ikea Fabric, amy butler, etc.)
Thread-- low in this area for both regular sewing machine and serger thread, so very welcome!
Cricut Cartridges (I know... really wishful... but still... used is definitely fine)
Cricut accessories (spatula, mats, etc.)
Double Fold Bias Tape (love homemade)
Toddler Girl Sewing Patterns (love modern styles and love Oliver + S)
Amy Butler Style Stitches Book (Used is fine)
Carefree Clothes for Girls Book-- http://tinyurl.com/3dbwvaf-- used is fine
Growing Up Sew Liberated Book-- http://tinyurl.com/3nwbqd7-- used is fine
Bakers Twine in pretty colors
Fold Over Elastic
RIT Dye (all colors)
Buttons (not teeny tiny ones)
Chalkboard ConTact Paper
Glass Etching Cream


Rapunzel Pez Dispenser (I don't even know if this exsists, but my little one really wants one!)
Little Miss Whoops Book- http://tinyurl.com/3unrpx7
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011 02:05:28 PM »

I claim drgdlg for a Ruffle Tree Skirt in Black and White.

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Hi my name is Chris.  Im 35 and I live in Alaska with my husband, 2 dogs, and cat.  I love the outdoors and spend a lot of time outside hiking, fishing, skiing, kayaking, etc.  I love to bring the outdoors inside with nature themed art and colors.  I love greens, browns, fall colors in reds, orange, dark yellows.  Favorite animals are otters, foxes, and all kinds of birds.  I also like sea crittersnot so much fish but seahorses, jellyfish, squid, crabs, seaweed.  Im not allergic to anything but really hate the smell of cigarette smoke.

I have a pretty extensive Wist and Pinterest.  Ive been switching over to Pinterest but everything on my wist is still stuff I like/want.  Id love anything from it or inspired by something on it.  Pinterest is the most up to date and has lots of categories including a supplies wish list and a craft swap wish list as well as pages with stuffies, hoppla, and themes I like.  If you do pick something off my Wist or Pinterest please do read the comments I'll occasionally put something up and then say "Love this style but don't like that color" or some such.

Crafty items

- BIG WISH - An ironing mat (a large one around 30 x 20 would fit my table well but smaller is ok)

- BIG WISH - A bag for trips to the lake and dog park.  I'd love something is an over-the- shoulder or messenger style bag.  I'd love for it to be divided in two (or a removable wet bag) inside with one side lined with PUL, oilcloth, coated nylon, any other type water resistant material (so I can isolate slobbery tennis balls and water soaked toys).  Also a zipper or velcor pocket for keys and wallet would be great. Something in the style of this  one or  this  one .  Modern fun print fabric would be nice.  See my wist for ideas of styles I like.

- A needlebook/case to hold my needle felting needles.  Im not picky about style, surprise me.  PM if you need measurements for felting needles.

-Crab, sea urchin, or starfish pillows.  I love  these , this , and these   I'd love them in any color but dark orange, brown, or tan would be fantastic.

Knitting or Crochet

- Sea creature stuffies or amigurumi.  Would love anything with tentacles, weird or unusual fish (puffer fish, anglerfish, etc), nautilus, crab, sea slugs (nudibrach), seahorses, corals, jellyfish, etc.

-Slipper/boots like these .  In any dark color womens shoe size 8.5.


- Dish towels.  I turned a bunch or mine that were looking shabby into rags.  Now I need some cute new ones.  I dont really have a color scheme in the kitchen but like greens, blues, browns or red and blacks.  Embroidered, sewn with cute material, appliquopen to any.  I like cute designs with kitchen themes (appliances, food, herbs, etc.) or any animal or nature theme.

- Hooplas or other wall art.  Lots of examples of styles I like on my Pinterest.
 Print/stencil clothing

-  Print/stencil t- shirts womens size 1X (or XXL in misses) preferred colors: brown and tans, rust, dark orange, greens (lime, apple, sage), grey, black.  Bird or animal designs, trees, leaves, etc.  Also love geek/science themes such as molecules, cells, etc. See Wists/Pinterest for some examples.  I prefer v- necks or scoop neck. Long or short sleeve is fine.

- Hoodie, print/stencil, embellished with embroidery, ect.  Need a womens 1X.  Same colors and designs as in the t-shirts above.

-Stencil lounge pants size misses XXL or womens 1Xsame themes as t-shirts above in black, brown, tan or grays. 


- Soap. I prefer the cold press to melt and pour types.  I like natural scents, most fruit smells (citrus, pear, berry), vanilla, rosemary, lavender, green tea, oatmealjust nothing with too heavy a perfume smell. 

- Handmade beauty products.  Body butter or lotion, lip balm, sugar scrubs, etc.  Id love just about anything except bath oils, bath bomb, or any bath thing (I rarely take baths).

-  Wall art I would love some art to hang on my walls.  I love lots of the animal and botanical prints on vintageprintable.com site.  Would LOVE, LOVE some type of altered paper art using these.  PM me and Ill give you links to the ones I like best. A few of these nicely printed and framed or as wood block/altered paper type art or on a canvas would be fantastic.  Or get creative.   There are several examples of things I like on my Wist.

- A painted triptych.  Id love something on the larger side to put over my headboard.  I like most of the tree ones Ive seen.  I have examples some I especially like on my Pinterest.

- Otter soap dishes
Love these ottersany potters out there who want to make me one of these?

- Mini terrarium with air plants and succulents something in a pretty jar or even something like these ornaments

- Birds nest birthstone necklace for my mother.  PM and I can give you birthstone/birthdates.

- Green yarn, especially fun yarn, eyelash yarn, and boulce type.  I have a project in mind that uses yarn to mimic moss.  I could use lots of shades of green and any amount...even small leftovers.
-BIG WISH- Soapmaking supplies or a learn to make soap kit.  Im not really interested in the melt and pourlooking for cold press soap.  I dont have anything so any supplies and/or ingredients at all will be much appreciated (we do have a local source for lye and some very basic oils).   
- Stumpwork kit, supplies, books, instructions.  Ive been drawn to some really neat stumpwork lately and want to try it for myself. 
-BIG WISH- Wool embroidery thread or crewel thread/yarn.  Id love any color/type
- Felt wool felt or eco felt (please no cheap acrylic felt sheets from the craft store).  I can use all colors.
- Fiber/Roving for needle felting.  Any color but I use natural colors the most. 
-  Embroidery pattern transfer paper or pens.  I like the ones that disappear with water best but any type is fine. 
-  Bias tape makers. Any size but   to 1 inch would probably get the most use
-  Serger thread cones in sets of 2-4 please.  Black, Brown, Tan, White, Greens
-  Pinking shears
- Small (28mm) rotary cutter
-  Rotary cutter blades, regular and pinking (45 and/or 28mm size)
-  Quilting cotton. Fun modern material: fat quarters or charm packs would be awesome!  I would love to have more modern fun prints like Amy Butler, Heather Ross, Michael Miller, etc.  I have a fabric I like page on my Pinterest to give you some ideas of styles I like.
-  Home dec weight material.  Bright modern prints or nature prints with leaves, trees, birds, etc.
 - Glass eyes.  Small sizes from 3- 6mm.  Solid black or black w/clear iris or dog or cat irises in shades of brown and green.
- Animal eyes and safety eyes.  Ill take any size, shape, and color.

Craft books/magazines

I love the Ernst Haeckel art forms in nature type books and CDs.
An encyclopedia of embroidery stitches type book.
An encyclopedia of knitting stitches type book.
Embroidery pattern books
Any felting and/or fiber art books.

Buttons (all sizes and colors)
Ribbon (all sizes and colors)
Sewing, knitting, embroidery, or cooking magazines
Dog toys and treats any type
Cat toys...He prefers things on a string (especially feathers) and catnip stuffed toys.
Chocolate the darker the better, with or without nuts and berries.

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2011 07:52:02 PM »

I claim ChrisSews for some sea creature stuffies.

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About me: My name is Angie. I live in Washington state. My favorite color is purple; i'm told yellow is "my color", and i also love green, grey, and brown. My favorite color combo is blue/teal and brown.
Teal really means a lot to me, as my grandma died from ovarian cancer. (I'm not into the whole ribbon thing, but teal does mean a lot.) Since September is ovarian cancer awareness month, something teal would definitely be amazing right now.

If you want to get a sense of who i am, check out my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bananaleg It's preeeeetty well filled out. Smiley I even have a board for swapsies... it's literally called "For Swapsies".

I would love love LOVE to start my own hoopla wall, but as of right now, i don't have any. I have a list a mile long of different hoops i would love to have...

Things i love: 1920s, 1960s, rain/clouds, Elvis, Doctor Who, swirls, goats, bananas, mustaches and beards, batik, Bigfoot.
So, if you're wondering what fabric to use for something... anything reminiscent of those things, i will love.

_yarn bowl -- examples: http://pinterest.com/pin/92627921/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/96220894/
_hoopla! some of my main ideas (if you want more variety to choose from, i'll send you the whole list):
   --Dia. Interpret how you will. We called my grandma Dia, and it wasn't until recently i even noticed "dia" is also "day" in Spanish. So... you know... some sort of sunrise scene? Anything showing life that also says "dia" or "Dia" somewhere. Maybe in a pretty cursive? (She's the one who lost her battle with ovarian cancer, so incorporating teal would also be amazing.)
   --United States Army Air Corps insignia
      --maybe with the lyrics "a toast to the host of the men we boast"
   --outline of Washington state with Tacoma marked on it
   --Seattle skyline -- nothing too extravagant, just a simple outline, maybe like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/153718638/
   --the text: #finishedwithgrace
   --"Forgive me, i'm blowing your mind." --(it's a quote from Vanilla Sky)
   --any sort of rain/cloud scene
_infinity dress
_homemade soap (icebyrd67 made me some "turkish mocha" soap once and i LOVED it... also love oat soaps)
_homemade chapstick -- i'm into peppermint and cinnamon
_River Song journal
_fabric coil bowl
_tree of life pendant
_overnight bag
_WIP project bag for walking and knitting
_crochet hook roll
_knitting needle roll
_Teesha Moore journal
_rings -- i like silver and simple.
_A pinterest surprise would be amazing. http://pinterest.com/bananaleg/
   --I have a board specifically for swaps: http://pinterest.com/bananaleg/for-swapsies/
_Gibbous skirt

_handspun yarn
_buttons -- homemade would be awesome
_stitch markers
_roving and spindle -- basically, a beginner's spinning kit
_fabric -- i love batiks and swirls
_Sculpey -- i would love to get back into clay crafting
_cotton yarn
_handmade knitting needles or crochet hooks -- any size, because really... that's just awesome.
_crochet hooks -- i only have F, G, H, and I hooks, so any other size would be wonderful.
_circular knitting needles and the matching dpns -- I have 16" size 6, 7, and 10 1/2 already. I have size 9 circs, but not dpns, and i have size 8 dpns but not circs. I would love 29" or 32" circs (i have 29" size 7s, but that's it)... But any other sizes... Smiley
_embroidery hoops -- so maybe i can start making some of my own hoopla
_plain t-shirts in different colors (not shirts i can get from Jo-Ann) -- i am definitely okay with shirts you're looking to get rid of
_yarn scraps -- i have plans for a scarf with scraps from fellow craftsters

_something steampunk...
_anything German
_local stuff -- local treats, driftwood/stones if you live near water, etc...
_DVDs (or VHS would even be cool): The Philadelphia Story, Footlight Parade, Meet Me in St. Louis

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