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« on: November 29, 2011 09:18:34 PM »


When you PM the orgs you MUST have the name of the swap and when you ship and receive  the claim name and date!!!
this is NOT an option a rule!
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a pink pony saddle due out Jan 1[/color]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)

MAKE SURE YOUR LIST IS 15  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)
Please 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!

1.   Please make your wish list made and saved in your computer BEFORE you make any claims ( min of 15 med craft items and 15 supply items)
2.   You must pm partner as soon as you claim to say hello and get addy there are too many that have not been doing so and waiting until send outs and becoming later for not doing this from now on this will be noted in feedback!
3.   Bookmark all threads and communicate in them ( this is important!!
4.   FOC we have a special thread for us to talk about whatever we want to and feel the need to share with each other. Great fun there so think of being a FOC and join us!
5.   If you stall the thread more then 8 hours you must add more items!
6.   PM BOTH org and co org when you send and receive with the claim and the send by date in the message!
7.   Post pics within 5 days of receiving OR have the sender do so ( this will be noted in feedback if you do not!)
8.   From the time you claim you have 14 days to have out the door. If your 14th day is a holiday or on a day your postal service is not open you must send the day before that!
9.This is a high quality swap! Please check for loose threads, excess glue, make sure this is your BEST work we don't need anymore PM's about quality and would have to have to PM that there is an issue. You must send what you claim for ( we understand things happen like machines break etc..then you must still send on time and something else from the list that your partner wants!!
10. read careful partners wish list and allergies, likes, dislikes etc this is very important
Organizers:  BABALINA58 & LINDYV321

When sending PMs, please label them as OWS 77 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 74
(except for international delivery).  You also cannot claim in this swap if you are currently late in Round 75
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 77
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Org BABALINA58 Co org LINDYV321
Sign-up date range: 11/29-12/28
Date to send item by: 14 days from the time you claim ( this starts on the time you claim NOT the next day!) If your send by date is a holiday or a day your postal service is not open you must send before!!
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 again, not before you receive a PM from me saying your approved!!

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 77
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:
Crafts ( min of 15 med)
Craft Supplies ( min of 15)
Extras as many as you would like
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.[/color]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 75.
~~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 with in 24 hours!! It is up to you to make sure you do this DO NOT PM THE ORGS FOR THIS INFO! You must get and keep safe until you ship!
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***


~~You must send Del. Comf with in the USA. NO exceptions!!
~~If sending overseas as it takes so long we are changing the rule for  INTERNATIONAL packages ONLY as soon as you ship AND SEND A PHOTO COPY /PIC of the shipping receipt ( or the tracking number from the receipt) you can claim again ONLY AFTER I HAVE THIS RECEIPT HOWEVER!!! You can send it to me in a message OR if cant get in that way you can EMAIL IT TO : [email protected]
DO not again think that you can claim again without me having this information for your shipping however! This ONLY applies for packages being sent overseas and to and from Canada, South America this does not apply to packages shipped in the USA you must wait until partner receives and send conformation of this to me!!!

 ~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 and that is what you claimed for )
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 dislike and do not want  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
Previous Swap Rounds:
If you are confused in any way by how this works, please look at some previous rounds:


BABALINA58 - Organizer, in charge of your claims, Thread update and approval feedback.
LINDYV321 -Co org as over 25 swappers we must have she will keep an eye on the gallery

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 74-76
Round 77-79

 OFF TOPIC discussion thread for all that is not craft related but we share as we are so close Smiley put it all here!! You must be a FOC to join us in this fun
Round Seventy-Three Gallery
Round Seventy-Four Gallery
Round Seventy-Five Gallery
Round Seventy-Six Gallery
Round Seventy-Seven 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
Happy swapping!

 ***again ladies you need to remember the day you claim is day 1 of 14 and if your shipping day falls on a holiday or a day your post office does not work some countries do not work Sat and Sun you MUST send before date due or will be noted late in feedback!***

« Last Edit: December 29, 2011 07:20:22 PM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011 09:19:09 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011 09:19:22 PM »



I am able to do personal swaps again so lets get some going Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011 09:19:41 PM »

Claims allowed at one time :

Velvet Rose


« Last Edit: December 13, 2011 06:17:04 PM by babalina58 » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011 09:19:56 PM »

1. Lindyv321 ( 1 claim, 1 outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country, 0 received )
2.babalina58( 1 claim,  outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, 1 sent in country, 0 received )
3.redstar13( 1 claim, 1 outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country,  received )
7.mermaidcafe( 1 claim, 1 outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country,  received )
8.atsuko( 2 claim,  outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country, 2 received )
9.frosty772( 2 claim, 1 outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country, 1 received )
11.Velvet Rose
12.phoenixfiredesigns( 4 claim, 2 outstanding, 1 shipped out of country,  sent in country,  1received )
13.IdlersDesign( 1 claim,  outstanding, 1 shipped out of country, o sent in country,  received )
15. Averia( 4 claim, 2 outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country, 2 received )
16.Padfoot( 1 claim, 1 outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country,  received )
17.jo_mama2 claim, 1 outstanding, 0 shipped out of country, o sent in country,1  received )
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011 09:20:10 PM »

claims DUE DATE
                            DEC 16
mermaidcafe--->jamiek79 for a scarf

                                             DEC 18
Phoenixfiredesigns--->mermaidcafe for some earrings.
Averia---> PFD Rubix Cube Tissue Box Cover
Lindyv321--->Averia has a hoopla pinned that I happened to make, I will make it again for her!
Atsuko--->lindyv321 for the snitch locket and pinecone pendant.
Averia-->Atsuko for an embroidered t-shirt for her niece
Atsuko--->Averia for a lego bracelet for Franki and a roll of the lace tape from her Pinterest!

                               DEC 19
babalina58-->Atsuko for her Godzilla tee, the Heart Tee for Lana? and some supplies

                                              DEC 21
Frosty772--->Babalina for some headbands!!!
redstar13--->Frosty 772 "Regency or Victorian era Reticule".

                                           DEC 22
plaidpineapple--->redstar13 for:  a laminated cotton or otherwise semi waterproof make-up bag for the gym
lindyv321--->plaidpineapple for supplies and a crafted surprise from her pinterest
phoenixfiredesigns--->lindyv321 for the bubble wrap necklace for her sister. Curious to try that out!
IdlersDesign--->phoenixfiredesigns for a pair of knit socks

                                              DEC 23
mermaidcafe--->IdlersDesign for a shirt

                                                    CHRISTMAS EVE DEC 24
starmumplus--->mermaidcafe for caffeine molecule inspired jewelry

                             MERRY CHRISTMAS DEC 25th
Velvet Rose--->starmumplus - for whimsies and kool-aid

                                       DEC 28
Jo_mama--->velvet rose for an agate necklace!

                                                 DEC 30
redstar13--->jo_mama for a bunting

                                                           Jan 3
PFD-->redstar13 for an item inspired by her pinterest

                                                          Jan 9
Frosty772--->PDF  I have something ive made.  Its not on her list but i think she will like it just the same.

                                                          Jan 11

Averia-->frosty772 for a kitties bellies are full/empty sign
Jo_mama--->bleachpen t-shirt and some clothespin magnets.
Atsuko-->little mermaid inspired charm necklace for georgia
Averia-->Atsuko for an embroidered tee - for Atsuko for a change -

                                                             JAN 12
phoenixfiredesigns--->Averia for Full moon tree of life pendant.
Lindyv321-->PFD for Gemstone beads
Padfoot-->lindyv321 for a surprise
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011 09:20:40 PM »

first up form last round...sneekie little devil got this in today did ya LOL...OK naughty nelly  Grin

FIRST UP IS....jamiek79

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 pinterest. A surprise from one of my boards would be fabulous!
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.
Anything that says I need 2 can be done in 2 claims. I am putting a lot of my Christmas crafting list on here so I can have a little help.
Sewn Items
   Scrap tutus for the girls. 2 years and 4 years. Will pm measurements.
   Hoodie recon like this one.
   Cupcake purses 2 Absolutely can be done in different claims   
   I need to have so many of these slippers I am planning on making 5 pair in different sizes. Two of them are for my girls
   Little kids aprons with their names on them. 1 boy and 2 girls
   Dice bag like this one for DH.
   Trash bucket for my Dads truck cant even tell you how much he needs this. Thank you rlynn its amazing!
   Under the dog bowl placemat
   Wrist Pincushion open to any and all fabrics
   Some neat sewn bracelet cuff thingies any and all colors/combos. Rlynn again I love it and I now have an addiction and want more!
   Coffee cozy like this one
   2 Sets of bowl covers for my Mom and Aunt for Christmas Thank you mini mum I want some more for myself as well.

   Set of 6 placemats: I have changed my mind on colors I am now looking for cobalt blue and white! (If you would like to just embroider the fabric for me with something cute maybe a D in the lower right I would be happy to sew the whole thing together.
   Unpaper Towels
   My bathroom is a disaster We only have open shelves so a few smaller baskets would be wonderful. Could be fabric, metal, or woven with a liner.
Artsy Fartsy
   Wall Art heres a board for inspiration
   B & W Flower photo prints at least 8x10. Id be happy to frame them if you want to send them
   Hand painted plaque for outside our door. Would love to have an Australian Cattle Dog with our last name above. Any New England image would be great though. PM me if you have an idea and we can chat!       
   Christmas Ornaments (my goal is to eventually have all handcrafted ornaments)

Knit or Crochet
   Wrist warmers would like bright colors (not neon) Cables would be cool but not necessary. I cant wear 100% wool but wool blends are fine
   Felted mittens: again bright colors fleece lined would be awesome but not necessary. These are great from reconned sweaters.  It gets really cold here.
   Scarf soft and warm again bright colors
   Hat: I know I make them but I really love hats and wear them constantly in the winter. I would love to see what others make me. I am not a fan of tams or loose fitting hats.
   Dishcloths: lots and lots I do massive amounts of dishes
Fabric: any and all!!!! My favorites are Amy Butler and Alexander Henry I am really looking for more Alexander Henry Mocca
Scraps Rock!!!
Iron on interfacing (heavy weight)
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 a pinking one would be fabulous!
Double fold bias tape (can be made by you)  all colors and patterns welcome. Bias tape maker not the electric one that would be silly but the little metal thingy you put the fabric into and then iron yourself. I know I am super technical huh
Paper 3d flowers for scrapbooking
Sew in Velcro
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
Quilting templates you know the plastic ones with grid lines
Craft magazines doesnt matter if they are new or used
Sewing patterns or a list of links to your favorite tutes
Kids clothing patterns in a modern style.

Whoopie Pie recipe
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)  I have managed to lose 15lbs in 3 weeks so no more chocolate. (I am sure you all can hear me sobbing about the chocolate through the computer screen)
Healthy low carb cookbooks or recipes would be greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011 10:55:33 AM »

let's get rolling!  I claim jamiek79 for a scarf Smiley

first claim this round, 0 sent, 0 recieved


earrings - lots of examples in my wists, but if you have a fun idea, go for it Smiley
antique key style necklace
caffeine molecule inspired jewelry
vintage/antique style headpiece or facsinator (thanks Casey1201 for claiming this, and I could definitely use more!)

shirts in a theme you think I'd enjoy - i tend to wear tank tops or 3/4 length shirts in small-medium size.  I would especially like ones in nature silouette themes or psychology themes, i.e. phrenology or brainy images
t-shirt for my man friend. Boat themed and medium size please (thanks jo_mama for claiming this!)
knitted socks (size 8 for me, or a different size to be gifted)
pj pants in cozy fabrics (especially flannels or cute/quirky ones)
black stretchy yoga style pants (i can send sizing details)
fabric napkins - food themed (no meat), alcohol themed, or some theme that you think I would enjoy, or more formal ones please
makeup purse for my sister - bright green or retro themed please!
weekender bag - prefer it in a bright jewel tone colour or black with light/bright lining.
quilted dishrack - chocolatey colours would be great!
apron - I recieved one in a previous swap, but would love to be able to have one when the other is in the wash! The one I have is polka-dots, so please don't use that pattern. I'm a vegetarian, so please no meat themes Smiley

Stationary, paper crafts
I am especially needing birthday, thank you, or winter themed cards (thanks babalina58 for claiming this!)
Journal - I like the smaller size ones, think novel, not notebook

Body Care
handmade soaps
handmade lip balms

candles (especially in beeswax, vanilla or coffee, but anything warm smelling or spicy would be great)
a mancala set - I am open to this being done in a variety of ways
chess set - again, open to this being done in a variety of ways... I have a checkers set, so I don't need a board
coin purse in fun theme/pattern - this would really help me keep my purse organized!
wisty what-nots - inspired by is fine Smiley

Craft Supplies
ink pads
cookie cutters
candy molds
jewelry wire
stickers (almost any kind are awesome - if they are not my style I will use them with children/teens)
earring bits
steampunk style supplies
old maps
sheet music
old anatomy paper/drawings
DIY rubber stamp supplies
fabric paint
sets of 4 double ended knitting needles

coffee/tea are always welcome
local postcards are fun Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011 08:42:38 AM »

Let's see if I can help get this going....I'm going to claim mermaidcafe for some earrings.

First claim this round.

About Me
34 year old woman who lives in Florida (USA) with my guy and two cats.
  • 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. 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!

-- A simple robe. I really like this kimono style. Doesn't have to be exactly like that but I like the Japanese/Asian/Cherry Blossom 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!

 --Greek Goddess Halloween Costume I love this so much. I've wanted one like this for a couple years. It would be awesome to have one sewn to fit me versus generic costume sizes. Would be happy to provide measurements. I had to miss Halloween this year because of surgery but it's never too early to plan for next year!

 --Belle Halloween Costume I would also love to dress up as Belle in her "Provincial Town" blue dress. This is a very simple outfit but hard to assemble from ready-made parts. Again, would send any measurements needed!  I had to miss Halloween this year because of surgery but it's never too early to plan for next year!

 -- Kitchenaid Mixer Cover Mine is the Classic (seen here) and I have a few examples of covers I like here. I could really use this!! Mine has no cover now at all!

 --Sewing Wist Surprise There are tons of sewn things on my wists here as well!

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!)

HUGE HOLIDAY WISH!! -- Grin Grin  Grin Penny's Santa Hat like this I'd love this for right now!! Another pattern here too. I like them best when they have a little longer of a dangle. Not too long but not so short they stand up. I like a little flop. (Crochet would be fine too! Pattern!)

 -- GORGOUS Knit Shrug. I love cables. I'm sure this is massively huge, but I love it so much I'm putting it on the list anyway. LOL

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

Embellished Clothing (Dyed, Embroidered, Screenprinted, etc.)
-- 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!!

 --  Grin Batik/Dyed/Ombre/ "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.)

 -- 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.) Let me know if you need a different image!

 --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.

 -- Witch Ruby Slippers. These are too cool. I wear a 6.5 and would prefer a shorter heel more like 2" or so but these are just totally awesome.

Glass, Ceramics, Pottery, Etc.
--  Ceramic/pottery tea mug, oversized mug, or cereal bowl or anything like that. Again, a skill I don't have but really love. (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.

 -- Apple Tree Fused Glass Nightlight It's so cute!

 --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, Embroidery, Needlework
--Gil The Crab Art/Hoopla We have a Honda Element. And there were these awesomely funny commercials featuring a crab named Gil who wanted to pinch. (Youtube: I pinch!) We laugh about them still. So maybe art, or a hoop or something with Gil saying, "I pinch!" with the Element next to it like the commercial. It would just be really funny. (Our Element is this color if you want to make it match.) You could just screenshot the Element with Gil standing next to it with him saying, "I pinch!" or something. That would be awesome! Cheesy Like THIS EXAMPLE

 -- Bat Embroidery like this. He's so cute! (And Halloween or not, I'd totally keep him around all year!)

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

  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??

HUGE CHRISTMAS PRESENT WISH -- Grin Grin Grin Rubix Cube Tissue Box Cover like this This would be a gift for Love. He saw it on Big Bang Theory and now really wants one.

 --  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.

 -- Adorable Owl Plush just like these! OMG, I love how cute they are and how soft they look and the colors and how they're smiling...!

 -- 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.

 -- Grin Grin 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 WHITE or NUDE Jewelry Presentation Displays I could use a necklace/earring combo and a bracelet hand. Used ones in good condition are fine too! Any kind of leather/leatherette/vinyl 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!)
 - Fancier Necklace/Earrings: Display, necklace/earring, frosted acrylic
 - Another Fancier Necklace/Earrings: Display, Venus figure, opaque white, 12 x 8-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

 -- 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... just about any 3-5mm faceted rondelle gemstone like or Chrome Diopside rondelles or....Songea Sapphire (yellows/orange in color) or... etc, etc, etc!!)

  -- Mini Cake Pans. How cute are these? I don't know that I *need* them per se, but they're just so darn fun.

 -- 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!

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

 --Postcard Stamp I think this idea is super fun!

 --Earring Findings I could use some fancier sterling and/or gold (plate/vermeil) ones, especially chandelier style like this or this or this or this or this, etc.

 -- 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!

 -- Grin Grin Metal stamps A-Z letters and 0-9 numbers. I have a hammer and anvil but need the stamps! (I've even seen Micheal's carries letters and tag blanks!)

 -- Grin Metal stamping blanks Once I get the stamps, I need pre-cut shape tags to stamp on!

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

 -- 14k Gold Fill Round Wire I could use 16 or 18 gauge DEAD SOFT or 24 gauge or 26 gauge DEAD SOFT. Example search on etsy.

 -- Inkless metal pen (In silver) This is weird but cool!


 --  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!
 -- Beading/Wire-Wrapping/Jewelry magazines (esp ones with projects/tutorials)
 -- Candies! (whatever neat little treats you enjoy, send 'em my way. I love candy)
 -- Chocolate! (white, milk or dark) No coconut or coffee flavors please.

Thanks in advance to whomever picks me! Grin

« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011 10:54:13 AM »

I claim PFD for a Rubix Cube Tissue Box Cover

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, 1 lizard (Poor Lightning passed) 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've just barely learned to knit and am in awe of others who can handle complicated patterns.

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:

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


~Messenger Bag - preferably black or brown
~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? Christmas themed? Would love diff ones for diff holidays.
~Weighted thread catcher for my sewing table
~pin cushion or other sewing room supplies
~A calendar inspired by LimeRiot's https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382446.0


~charcoal grey or black bag - maybe like http://www.cogknition.org/patterns/quinn/
~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
~Amigurmi - especially would love one from this set (already have blue) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351953.msg4108509#msg4108509  or any one from my wist or pinterest


~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)
~Decorated clothespin magnets http://veryjane.com/deal/32/clothes-pin-magnets-set-of-4
~Altered or fabric covered journal/book
~Handmade bookmarks, any media
~Hand made stamps
~Altered photo box to store crafting supplies
~steampunky or embroidered christmas ornaments

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

~Rotary cutting mat bigger than 4x6 but smaller than 18 x24
~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.
~Tatting kit or book? I love tatted collars/necklaces.
~stencils for glass etching
~Any knitting patterns suitable for beginners that you like
~Origami paper and or books
~cardstock and or scrapbook paper - especially victorian themed or steampunk themed
~card making supplies - anyone with a cricut want to go wild sending me miscellaneous shapes?
~patterned flanel, something with blue, other than pinstripes and polkadots (making paperless papertowels for my blue kitchen)
~evenweave 28 count or higher. I have a bizarre love for 28-count evenweave, but would like to try a few things in a higher thread count
~poly clay molds - especially victorian or steampunkish, but any would be appreciated.
~embellishments for scrapbooking, brads, chipboard cutouts, stickers(especially relating to family, dogs/beagle, cats, camping, cub scouts, girl scouts, soccer & basketball)
~empty scrapbooks
~sewing/embroidery kits for kids (boy or girl themes, all three of mine want to sew)


~Punched paper bits in various shapes & patterns
~steampunky bits & bobs, skeleton keys, old fashioned typewriter keys, tiny odd shaped lightbulbs
~beach glass
~chocolate (especially Flake bars!)

Thank you for choosing me!!


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