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« on: March 31, 2012 03:28:02 PM »


I reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who has a history of late sending or poor communication. This is a BIRTHDAY swap. No one should be flaked on on their birthday.



Questions? Please post in the discussion/gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406429.0

Swap name: April 2012 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: TroubleT
Craftster member who is coorganizing:
Sign-up date range: April 1-30
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.

**You have ONE WEEK after being approved for this swap in which to make your first claim!**

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=406429.0

4. Once you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would like to receive. This is the format for your lists: First post your location and a short bio of yourself, then a list of crafted items you would like, then craft supplies (if any) and lastly you can put a few extras that arent crafted, things like candy or tea. Remember, the more items on your list, the more likely you are to be chosen. The minimum of items to post is five.  Also including your wists, etsy favorites, etc. is a good way for people to get the idea of your likes and style.  If you have any allergies please type them in red in your bio section. Please see "Tips to Creating a Good List" below.

5. Please post lists only in this thread. Discussion can be done here in the combined discussion/gallery thread:    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 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. 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 Mar. Birthday Swap or something equivalent in the subject line on all communications. The most important thing to me is communication. Please PM me (TroubleT) 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:
"Apr. Bday Swap" and either "Sign-up," "Claim," "Sent," "Received," or "Question"

When sending sent and received PMs 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 Apr. 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: April 2012 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=406429.0   Yes/No
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- April 2012 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: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406429.0

Links to Previous Birthday Swap Rounds

November 2011 Birthday List
November 2011 Discussion and Gallery
December 2011 Birthday Lists
December 2011 Swap Discussion and Gallery
January 2012 Birthday List
January 2012 Swap Discussion and Gallery
February 2012 Birthday List
February 2012 Swap Discussion and Gallery
March 2012 Birthday List
March 2012 Birthday Swap Gallery

« Last Edit: May 01, 2012 06:30:35 PM by TroubleT » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012 03:38:54 PM »

Birthday Swappers
Shannin - Apr 4 - (0,0,3) - receiving 2 gifts
Kitten Wrangler - Apr 13 - (0,0,1) - receiving 2 gifts
bananaleg - Apr 18 - (0,0,2) - receiving 3 gifts
burstofpanties - Apr 23 - (0,0,1) - receiving 2 gifts
puzzler - Apr 8 - (0,0,2) - receiving 1 gift
WideEyedLife - Apr 26 - (0,0,1) - receiving 1 gift

Non-Birthday Swappers

TroubleT - (0,0,2)


Late w/ communication
Contact organizer ASAP!

Send by April 18
TroubleT to Kitten Wrangler for a hoopla

Apr 21
Kitten Wrangler to burstofpanties for a snood/hair accessory/vintage hat
burstofpanties to Shannin for supplies

Apr 22
puzzler to Kitten Wrangler for a wisty surprise

Apr. 23
Shannin to puzzler for handspun yarn
Shannin to burstofpanties for handspun yarn

Apr 25

bananaleg to puzzler for zippered pouch(es)

Apr 26
WideEyedLife to Bananaleg for hoopla--Washington State outline

Apr 27
puzzler to WideEyedLife for Hand-carved rubber stamps

May 6
TroubleT to bananaleg for a hoopla

May 14
bananaleg to Shannin for a pinterest surprise
Shannin to bananaleg for handpainted spinning fiber and handspun yarn
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012 08:18:45 PM »

HI! My name is Shannin. My birthday is on April 4th! I will be turning 22. I'm an undergrad (computer science major) at UC Berkeley. I like geeky and gamer things. I absolutely LOVE pandas, and I'm allergic to cats (but they are super cute! I'm going to get a hypoallergenic cat someday). My favorite color is orange, but for clothing and such, I prefer neutral colors like black, gray, brown, and light, creamy beige. I don't care for pink, purple, or pastels. My favorite print is damask and I also like the look of linen. I do not wear jewelry of any kind. I love love LOVE lace. My favorite crafts to do are spinning, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. I want to learn how to make hot/cold process soaps!

My Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/banannin/

Crafted Items
-- handmade shea soaps
-- I love purses/totes
-- case for a 3DS and DS lite (separate)
-- case for a small point-and-shoot camera
-- anything with pandas!
-- anything you think I'd like by looking at my Pinterest! I'm very easy to please. Smiley

-- Lace, any color, any length, any size.
-- Fiber for spinning, dyed or undyed. my skin is pretty sensitive so I prefer next-to-skin soft fibers.
-- Fabric: cottons, bamboo, linen, lace. Any color of solids! I also love damask prints. Panda print fabric and banana print fabric would be cool, too. I'll take any fabric, fat quarters and decent sized scrap fabrics too.
-- Buttons, all shapes and sizes and colors.
-- Ribbons, any color, any design, any length.
-- Film, 35mm or 120 film. Fujifilm Instax Mini film cartridges or Polaroid 300 film cartridges or Polaroid 600 film cartridges. Expired film is absolutely OK!

-- I'm crazy for milk chocolate! Milk chocolate + toffee is my favorite.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012 07:32:05 AM »

I'm KW, I live in Melbourne, Australia. I'm single and childless, but I do have a cat. He's adorable. I also now a first time aunt! I have a beautiful niece!!

I work as a captioner, which means I get to watch TV all day, and get paid for it. I'm a bit of a sci-fi geeknerd - especially Doctor Who, Futurama and old sci-fi movies.

I've played rollerderby for 3 years, and it sucks up 85% of my free time. Or it did... Until I broke my leg at training in February this year. No set date for when I'll be playing again... I'm really hoping that I'll get back on skates in the middle of the year, but the ortho just told me it might take the whole year.... Sad

I lovelovelove Indonesia - especially central Java. It's my 'other' hometown and I really like the cultural stuff that they have - batik and wayang and all of that. There's something beautiful and elegant about the traditional Javanese crafts.

I'm also well fond of sci-fi and robots. ROBOTS ARE AWESOME!


Pintrest is freshly formed, so there's not much on it yet.

This list will probably get longer as I think of more things. Feel free to get in touch if you've got your own brilliant idea about something I might like.

I need a spanking new black bag/handbag. I don't really have one that's plain black.

An eye mask for sleeping!

Lunchbags, things to carry lunch in - sandwich wraps and snack bags are also good

Armwarmers. Or, more to the point, something I can wear underneath my wristguards and elbow pads to help sop up the sweat. Sewn knit fabrics are better than knitted.

Skirts. Little plain black skirt would be sweet.

Legwarmers! Yay!

 - Protective pouches and purses for my things like the iPod, the smartphone, camera, the cords and power adapters I carry around with me every day.

 - Something with the chemical symbols for caffeine, capsaicin, or theobromine on them - jewellery or t-shirts are cool

 - stacks of washcloths and sweat moppers also good!!

 - bike basket lining. I'd like a lining (either easily washable or waterproof) for the basket on the back of my bike.

 - wisty/pinterest surprise, maybe?

 - wall art. Communist/socialist themed (think Chinese style stuff) or batik themed, but if you choose batik, please PM me for details, as I like specific designs like parang rusak or mega medung.

 - 5" embroidered hoops, with my fave themes OR fave song lyrics.

 - headscarves - crocheted or sewn. Or another Calorimetry (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html ) but in a lighter sort of yarn so I can wear it in summer

 - button badges of any of my fave things.

 - waterproof cover for my bike seat.

- I would like a holster or something like that for my sonic screwdriver (Such a sad, sad, pathetic geek...)

 - wide wrist cuffs, kinda punky/industrial aesthetic. I have an awesome one at home made of leather and vinyl, and I'd like more.

There's a ton of stuff I'd like screenprinted onto tshirts. I have another logo that a friend designed for me that I'd love to get printed/stencilled on a tee. I'll provide the logo on request.

- Also good for printing/stencilling: The logo from Dynasty (the TV show) - black on yellow or something like that

- handmade journals for writing my terribly important thoughts into. I tend to like little books

- summer clothes to wear at home - Pyjamas or a err I call them dusters, but that's the Dutch/Indo term. A big, loose housedress.

- cat toys. He likes to play fetch, so something he can carry in his mouth would be good. Or a fishing-line type toy. Be creative - I've trained him since he was a kitten to attack and maul kaiju, so Godzilla or Mothra cat toys would be awesome

- lingerie wash bags. I go through a TON of tights coz of the whole derby thing, and they last a bit longer if I don't just throw them into the machine and hope real hard.

- Polyclay charms shaped like derby quad skates. 'Proper' skates, not those retro white artistic ones.

- Jewellery or maybe embroidery inspired by hamsa symbols. Styling wise, I prefer the Arabic hamsas rather than the jewish or hindu styles

- Lego ring!! See mah pins for what I'm talking about.

- Earrings. I like earrings!

- Manchester, ie: Pillow cases. I'm too lazy to make them for myself, but I'd love some in European pillow size or sized to fit my body pillows.

Craft Supplies

Patterns for children's clothing. I'm thinking adorable dresses and things for my new niece - any size, really, coz she's only going to get bigger from here on out.

This is a big fat wish. Lutterloh patterns - vintage would be awesome. They are stupid expensive though, so I'm not holding out much hope.

Wool for a knitting machine, any colour don't care, just want to try to make something with the machine I've had in my loungeroom for years.

Stuff for carving handmade stamps. Got an idea - want to see if I can make it work.

Handkerchiefs I can embroider on. I'd like to step away from using tissues for mucous mopping duties.

Ear threads like these:http://earthreads.com/images-large/esb501-large.jpg
Although preferably with two bar ends, not a bar end and a dangle.

Lots of thin silver chain.

readycut origami paper for lucky star making, or just normal origami paper - preferably with abstract patterns/designs on them, not pictures of things

Wooden embroidery hoops in a range of sizes

Stuff for bagmaking - magnetic clasps, D Rings, loops, buckles, that sort of thing.

Always looking for more keys popped off from computer keyboards.
Knitting/sewing patterns for simple summer tops. Only proviso is that they need to look good on someone with smallish bone structure, but massive boobs. (Curse my life, I'm like a 32GG according to my sports bra) So V-shape or wide sort of necklines, straps wide enough to cover up the fabric engineering feat that is my bra, etc etc.

Pieces of foamcore board. Not huge pieces - maybe a couple of 10cm x 10cm squares will be enough for the project I have in mind.

inkpads for stamping

Fabric with robots on it. Good robots, not sappy emotional love-hearty cutesy robots

lino carving tools and/or supplies

books or something on t-shirt recons.

Badges and stickers or t-shirts/tanks from local derby leagues
Knee-high socks in colours/designs I don't already own
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012 03:46:03 PM »

Hello, fellow April babies! I am Angie, and i'm turning 25 on the 18th! It feels so weird to write that. I live in Washington state. My favorite color is purple, combination is brown and blue... and recently i am loving blue and orange. My favorite colors to wear are yellow and green (and black and grey).

I love surprises. And my pinterest is filled out quite well... http://pinterest.com/bananaleg
I've even got a board called 'For Swapsies' - http://pinterest.com/bananaleg/for-swapsies/

Things i love: black and white films (that definitely includes silent films!), 1920s, rain/clouds, 1960s/hippie era, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Elvis Presley, Doctor Who, swirls, bananas, goats...

_handspun yarn -- i love any yarn with colors or names inspired by water
_mug -- shaped like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/84935142942012694/
_infinity dress -- in black, or some other dark color
_explorer bag, like: http://pinterest.com/pin/249253098/
_fabric coil bowl
_circular hippie vest in blues and browns: http://pinterest.com/pin/84935142942266594/
_this t-shirt, it's like my state on a shirt: http://pinterest.com/pin/84935142941978955/
_i'd love a cool stenciled/screenprinted/bleach-dyed shirt... i prefer v-necks

HOOPLA -- I'm trying to build my own hoopla wall, and i have so many ideas!
  --Dia. Interpret this how you will. We called my grandma Dia, and she lost her battle with ovarian cancer when i was almost 2 1/2. It wasn't until sometime last year that i realized the Spanish word for 'day' is 'dia'... So, something with sunshine would be cool. I would also love for it to say "dia" or "Dia" somewhere. Maybe in a pretty cursive? I always love a typewriter font.
  --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

_pussywillow fabric: http://pinterest.com/pin/84935142941919913/
_yarn -- especially soft natural fibers like alpaca, or banana silk!
_yarn scraps -- i have plans for a scarf with scraps from fellow craftsters

_tea -- i want to try all different types of tea... send me your favorite and how you like to prepare it
_anything with German on it
_i would love local treats, especially candies and things i can't get in the US
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012 01:38:15 PM »

hello all!!! my name is dani and i am turning 28 on the 23rd! i live in charlotte, nc. i collect milk glass, pyrex and random glass cups. i like catholic themed art work, gypsies, dios de los muertes, comic books, cephlapods, mermaids and pin ups. i like big eyeglasses and blunt bangs. i collect succulents cause any other plant i kill. i love bright -not neon- colors. i believe in the power of color and you should use it for good. sparkles in moderation. cat eye eyeliner and bright lipstick. i am a fan of anything kitschy and vintage. i love dark rich woods.animal print is always fun. i have tattoos and gauged ears (to a 1/2 in) but i love cardigans and tights. i love anything cute!!! i <3 tea. my favorite colors are jewel tones... especially purples. i love black grey and white as neutrals. not a big fan of yellow or brown. i am pretty ironic and sardonic. "bad" words don't scare me. ;-)have questions- just ask!

here are some links to stalk:
*pin interest- http://pinterest.com/burstofpanties

crafted items
-handmade soaps, scrubs or oils (i like to smell of baked goodies, candy and honey)
-hand spun yarn would be divine (i have yet to treat myself to some) thank you shannin :-)
-a snood, hair accessory or vintage inspired hat of some sort (my hair is chin length) thank you kitten wrangler :-)
-a cover for sewing machine, i got a new one and it has the sad cheap plastic protecting it (i would LOVE this!!!)
- a yarn bowl
- anything embroidery or hoopla-esque... needle point is fascinating
- really cool case/box/bag to organize my eyeglass collection
- something to store my knitting needles in... or my future crochet hook collection (i don't crochet...yet)
- anything you think i would like via your stalking of me.
- artwork for my walls
- if anyone makes ear plugs for a 1/2 inch gauged ear that would be awesome gift as well
- amigurumis

-embroidery floss
-anything metal stamping related... i want to learn soooo bad
-funky needlepoint patterns
-how to crochet info- i would love to learn crochet esp to make those adorable little cute japanese creatures!!!
-funky/kawaii print fabric any size
-doll animal eyes

-i love tea, especially david's tea (canadians i am winking at you)
-old fashion lollipops
-essie nail polish
-toki doki or any vinyl little fun characters
-pens (i love a pen that writes fluidly) and stationary
-odds and ends, not hard to please at all
*i live in the south and its already super warm so sending chocolate as much i LOVE it will probably not be the best idea in the world ^_^

*** i really just like anything weird and off the beaten path.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012 05:13:09 PM »

Hi all!  I am puzzler and live in Connecticut.  My birthday is on the 8th.  I like simple, practical things.  I try being green and lately have been very good with becoming healthier (love zumba and hiking and I am doing pretty well with dieting).  I love nature, photography and movies.  I am Wes Anderson movies fan.  I've been watching Doctor Who lately and love that show.  I am starting to learn Tai Chi and German.  Whatever questions you have- I will answer (I'm terrible at describing myself!).

Favorite colors: green, blue, gray, black and white.   (Please don't send me any pink items! Smiley )

Crafted items:

zippered pouch(es) for a camera or hairbrush or any number of random things I carry with me.
 Thank you bananaleg!
Anything to do with skin health (face scrub? Lotion? Anything that isn't too oily, that you like making).  
Hand spun yarn (blue, green, grey/black.. etc- see my wists for ideas) Thank you Shannin (I'm not crossing this one out - there is never enough yarn!)
Something from here: http://www.wists.com/puzzler
handmade journal (any size, but at least 4x6), there is a great one (Dr Who inspired) on my wist
Stationery (paper and envelopes) for letter writing.  
Screenprinted or stenciled t-shirt (2xl)

Craft supplies:

iron-on transfer pens
embroidery floss
stitch holders (for knitting)
instructions and/or starting kit on making face scrub
 ink stamp pads
pencil lead, thick and long- so that I can try making pencils with it
Modge Podge
spinning supplies/kit
fabric fat quarters (or bigger cotton fabric pieces)
sewing machine needles

Extras: green tea, acai berries, or healthy snacks.

Thanks to anyone who wants to claim me and Happy Birthday to all April babies!
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012 06:57:34 PM »

Hello all!  I'm Jessica.  My birthday is April 26, when I'll be turning a glorious 34.

I've got this little girl side of me that loves cartoon-style cute big-eyed things like monsters and birds and animals and even inanimate objects with eyeballs, like cupcakes and bubblegum machines.  I guess I just like cute big-eyes.  lol

My small Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/expiringfrog/

Crafted Items
--An artistically-decorated 3-hole-punch featuring the word (...um...don't be offended, all!...) FUCK!--or any other grouping of swear words that liven your vocabulary.
--Cute monster stuffies
--Dr. Seuss-themed wall art--I especially like The Cat in the Hat, What Was I Afraid Of?, Fox in Socks
--Hand-bound mini-books with blank pages (3 inches or smaller)
--Filled (or even an empty one ready to be filled) whimsy shadowbox like this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339283.msg3928457#msg3928457
--Hand-carved rubber stamps (cute monsters, detailed mini-stamps smaller than 2x2cm, cartoon animals, see my pinterest for some ideas of the types of things I like.)  Thanks, puzzler!  Smiley
--Throw pillows or wall art featuring, yuppers, swear words---earthy colors are good, that would go with wood and stone walls.  Something that looks all sweet and surprises you with its irony.
--Bright cheerful (glittery?) Christmas ornaments
--Anything cartoony penguin themed
--Anything inspired by the movie Roxanne
--Hoopla featuring a bubble gum machine
--Crafty surprise featuring Cute Big-eyed-things, something that makes me say "aww!"
--A pinteresty surprise http://pinterest.com/expiringfrog/
--A bright and cheerful Bubble-Gum-Machine-inspired surprise.
--A surprise that matches a theme from my below-quoted ATC theme list.
--A bunch of ATCs that when made equal a medium; here's my ATC list:

Please nothing religious or gorey.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.

(I have lots of themes that say "nudey" or "sexy"--please feel free to celebrate any bodyshape, style, lifestyle, ethnicity, etc, as "sexy", in my mind, is about freedom and love, not stereotypes.  Smiley  )

*nudey fairies or sexy fairies
*pin-up girls (doesn't matter what era)
*big-eyed frogs
*sexy/nudey goddesses
*fantasy (elves, fairies, etc.)
*mini ATC-sized scrapbook pages--ready to insert mini photos
A couple of examples:
*your favorite swear word (gasp! lol)
*Sexy Christmas elves
*Penguins doing Christmas things
*realistic fish (trout, salmon)
*nudists, naturists
*Illustrated ABCs that you wouldn't find in a children's book (random examples, B is for boobey, M is for micro-managing, L is for lapdance).  Be creative; it's up to you!  (I already have 'A', 'C', 'D', 'N', 'R', 'S', 'T' and 'X'  Smiley)
*Countdown to Thanksgiving: anything fall themed (but not Halloween), with the number you choose on the face of the card.  Please make sure these cards are all vertically aligned, and exactly fit the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size (ie., no embellishments extending beyond the edges). Please specify number you will do.  Grin Numbers available: 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, and 29. (Feel free to choose this even if you've already done it for me!---I'm almost done with the set, getting excited!  Smiley  )
*people or animals wearing fruit
*Illustration of this statement: "Oi! My head is too big for my body!" (Okay, now I'm just getting weird for no reason! lol)
*Cute monsters
*Things with big eyes that are Oh so incredibly cute
*your artistic interpretation of this phrase: "Ooh, ahh, I lost my bra!"  lol
*An ATC you wish someone would send you  (ie., artist's choice--any theme, doesn't matter if it's on my list!--Oh, except please no gore, or religion)

Supplies:  (Gently-used supplies are just great.)
--Shadow boxes!
--permanent ink stamp pads, any color
--An impulse sealer (yeah, I know; not gonna happen! Wink )
--A tube watercolor set
--Fine-tipped artist's painting brushes


--Copies of your favorite comic strip panels
--Jelly Bellies
--Any unloved music CDs; I'd love to re-build my collection (anything but Christian music, please)
--Books in foreign languages--doesn't matter which language.

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