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Topic: Ongoing Gift Swap Round 15 (Sign up January 30 - February 28)  (Read 9779 times)
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« on: January 31, 2014 02:48:54 PM »

Come and Say a Quick Hello to Start!!

Swap Info
Swap name: Ongoing Gift Swap Round 15
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mama24boyz
Sign-up date range:  January 31, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Date to send item by: 2 weeks from claim
Limited to a certain number of people?: No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
You must be over 18 years of age. 

Organizer Notes
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
- 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

Welcome to the Ongoing Gift Swap Round 15!!

As you guys requested here is the ongoing holiday list swap. However, since we're now going to try to make it a year long gift-giving swap I've decided to rename it the Ongoing Gift Swap.  But Christmas is nearly here you say. You're right, I wouldn't expect to get any items for christmas this year from this swap, but there are many days for gift-giving throughout the year! Think birthdays, Valentine's, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, hey, you could even get started on Christmas gifts for next year!!

How it works:

This swap will work in an ongoing format.  The first person in the swap will post a list of handmade items that they would like.  The participants then look through the list and if they can fulfill that particular wish, they claim that person for that item and post their own list for the next person to claim them.  This works like a chain.  Person A is claimed by Person B, Person B is claimed by Person C, etc.  You must claim to be claimed and only one person can claim another at a time. 

Each FOC can have up to 3 outstanding claims at a time.  A non-FOC craftster gets 2 claims at a time.  A new swapper can have 1 claim at a time.  Once one of your claim is sent and the organizer is notified with a dc# you may claim again. 

What is on the list:

Each participant can post as many size medium requests as they would like in their list.  Please try to post a minimum of 10 items you would like so there is a variety and a better chance of not stalling the swap.  You may post larges or smalls as well, but please realize that to fulfill the swap requirements, you are only required to claim and send a medium.  This swap will be for handmade items only.  Organizing your list by crafting medium is a good idea to help other participants find something on your list that they are good at, but is not required.  Please note that because these are holiday wishes we are filling, items should be your absolute best quality. 

How to make your list:

Please format your list to have an introduction that lets us know a little more about you, such as your name, your general location, etc.  Please format your wishes so that each participant has a clear idea as to what you are looking for.  Posting links is highly advisable.  It is also a great idea to provide participants with as much relevant information on the gift recipient as possible.  Here is my suggested way for formatting each wish:

<item> <recipient> <preferences> <link>

Doll dress for my daughter.  She prefers pink floral fabric with a velcro or button closure.  Here is one she likes http://URL GOES HERE
Allergies:  Smoke

Including allergies right underneath of each wish keeps the allergies in focus.  This is such an important part to consider when claiming someone.  If you format your wishes like this, they will be clear and you are more likely to be claimed quickly.

Making a claim:

Once you make a claim, you must PM the participant that you are claiming for their address and to discuss the item you have claimed to make for them.  Once you make a claim, you are committed to making that item.  Remember, you only have two weeks to complete the item and ship it.  If you choose to send extras, they do not contribute to the size of the claim.  A medium is technically either between 2-3 hours in time, or $20-$30 in supplies/value.  To claim the person who is currently available, respond to their post with I claim <username> for <item claimed for>.  For example, if I were to claim myself to make socks, I would write, I claim mama24boyz for a hoopla.  Within that same response, you then post your own list so someone can claim you. 

Send Outs:

Just like other ongoing swaps, you will have two weeks from the date of your claim to send out your item.  There are no exceptions.  DC#s will be absolutely required.  If you do not provide a DC#, it will be noted in your feedback.  If you do not provide a DC# and your package gets lost, you will be required to resend.  You must PM the organizers with the DC#/customs# when you send!

Qualifications to Join:

Anyone is free to join under standard Craftster Swap Guidelines.  Due to the time constraints on claims, I reserve the right to deny any Craftster that has a history of lateness.

Receiving packages:

Please PM me as soon as you receive each package.  This is so I can keep track of claims.  Pictures in the gallery are also appreciated.  Some of your fulfilled wishes might inspire other wishes for other participants.

Other important info:

You do not have to message me when you claim a person.  You only have to message them for their address.  Please PM me however when you send your questionnaire, when you send your claim, and when you receive a claim with the title: OGS 14: questionnaire, OGS 14: sent!, etc.  Also, Please PM me with any questions you have.

Please do not claim a person until you have been approved for this swap and it is listed in your profile!  Please do not claim a person once one of your claims has been received until the person receiving from you verifies your package arrived and is exactly what you claimed them for. (Unless you have open claim spots, of course!)

Sometimes, a person's list will stall the swap.  When your list has been up for more than 18-24 hours without someone claiming you, please try to add more items to your list so you have a better chance of being claimed.  Remember that it is possible that not all of your items will be claimed. 

There will be a discussion/gallery thread in the Gallery area.  This is an area to give us updates and discuss this swap. 

At the end of the month, whoever is the last on the list will be first on the list for the following month/or the organizer (me!) will be the ending claimer.  You will have to sign up for each additional round that you choose to participate in.  You must be current in the previous round to be accepted to the new round.

This swap is open to international swappers, as well as new swappers.

I reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who is late in previous rounds of this swap.  This is a holiday swap and should be fun!

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

Name of swap: Ongoing Gift Swap Rnd 15
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?
Are you willing to ship outside of your country?

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



I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014 02:49:57 PM »

Claims only in this thread please!!

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
Mamas Creations on Facebook
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014 02:51:40 PM »

Participants (claims made, claims sent, claims received)

3 Claims

mama24boyz.          (1,0,0)
Averia         (1,0,1)
rscowtown         (2,1,1)
P_E_S_T         (1,1,0)
LadybugsAndBumblebees      (3,0,1)
Sylwa       (1,0,0)
Momof2!.            (3,0,1)
ActsofCraftiness         (3,0,0)
Eiseldora               (4,1,1)

2 Claims
aunty.hela        (0,0,0)
coulsenl          (2,2,0)

1 Claim
brandyk       (2,0,1)

Late with communication
Late - contact mama24boyz ASAP


Due February 15

rscowtown --> aunty.hela for some supplies!

Due February 18

P_E_S_T --> rscowtown for a prayer flag and a bag of peacockedness (like that word!  Cheesy)  PP

Due February 19

brandyk --> P_E_S_T for a pair of drawstring bags. PP

Due February 21

Averia --> brandyk for handmade bath fizzles. PP

Due February 22

LadybugsAndBumblebees --> Averia for crocheted towel toppers and a jellyfish ami. PP

Due February 25

Momof2! --> LadybugsAndBumblebees for a scarf for her daughter and a duct tape ipod case. PP

Due March 1

rscowtown --> Momof2! for a pajama eater and a surprise

Due March 2

ActsofCraftiness --> rscowtown for some hooplas. PP
Momof2! --> ActsofCraftiness for a chunky knit infinity scarf
ActsofCraftiness --> Momof2! for some little crocheted animals
coulsenl --> ActsofCraftiness for knit boot cuffs

Due March 3

mama24boyz --> coulsenl for a cowboy set crocheted
coulsenl --> mama24boyz for felt play set for Daysie purse

Due March 5

Eiseldora --> coulsenl for minecraft stuff. PP
Momof2! --> Eiseldora for a play kitchen and finger paints
Eiseldora --> Momof2! For minecraft stuff
Sylwa --> Eiseldora for crochet cat and crochet play food. PP

Due March 9

Eiseldora --> Sylwa for a Spider-Man shirt
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> Eiseldora for a crocheted star shaped blanket. PP

Due March 12

Eiseldora --> LadybugsAndBumblebees for minecraft goodies. PP
ActsofCraftiness --> eiseldora for some puzzles
Brandyk --> ActsofCraftiness for a lap desk. PP
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> brandyk for a crocheted cowl.  PP

« Last Edit: March 19, 2014 07:39:17 PM by mama24boyz » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
Mamas Creations on Facebook
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014 07:49:21 PM »

And first up is aunty.hela.......

I claim texscrapper for fruit embroidered napkins, and heart button art  
2 claim/ 0reseved/ 0 sent

Hi I'm aunty hela ( Haley), I'm 20 . I live in Ontario Canada! Eh! I have two biological brothers much older then me, and 5 chosen siblings. My birth mother is a foster mother since I was 9. Jeff (male19), Nichole (female17), Stephanie(female15), Nathan(male11), Jazz (female10). Mama24boyz is my SIL, she has my beautiful niece and nephews, Quentin (male16), Liam (male 9), Aidan (male 9), Ethan (male7), Daysie-Lynn (female 2). My father I see pretty often when I go and visit, he has my cute shorky puppy Dolly (female 3). I also have 3 absolute best friends Sara(female 22), Brittany (female 20), and Caitlyn (female 21). Caitlyn's daughter is my beautiful god daughter Adelle (female 1 1/2). Katie (female 19) is my cousin and very good friend, Tanika (19) she is my newest friend.  I am going to college in September, for culinary, baking and pastry arts. Sweets are the best! I love duck dynasty, hello kitty, sugar skulls, big bang theory, owls,anchors, minions,anything nautical ect.
I love pastel colors, matte, sparkles, chevron, pentalton(Native American print), animal prints, ect http://www.pinterest.com/haleyislay/fav-coloursprints/
I also have a sick sense of humour and not a prude. Lol. I dislike dark forest greens lol just ask if you have any questions!
Family and friends are my world! And crafting!
If you have any questions just ask  
I also am in Ongoing wish list swap round 14 and January birthday swap, so check them out if you want. Also hear is my Pinterest  http://www.pinterest.com/haleyislay/

january is brittany's birthday  (past) but would ove to still give her a craft item. February is my best friend younger sister Mandy's baby shower ( it's a girl !)  and also my aunt Suzy's birthday ( aunt loves Betty boop). March is my best friends daughters second birthday and her daughter is my god daughter, Adelle is a girl girl and loves her baby dolls, hair bands, make up (fake), clippies. It is also my oldest nephews (Quentin) birthday in March, and he is super hard to craft for.

Other- Minion bottle
Knit/ crochet- Minion slippers  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974355110/
Sewn- minion apron
Knit/crochet- minion hat http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974355104/
Other- minion cup http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974141294/
Other- minion shirt http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974533801/
Sewn- minion bag http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974357948/
Anything minion  pencil case, tote, clutch

Other- grandma to be pin ( for her mom) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974382377/
Other- god mother to be pin (for her sister) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974504684/
Sewn- taggy toy http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974382105/
Other- humorous onsies http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974381937/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974381935/
Sewn- baby bath towel apron http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974381765/
Sewn- baby diaper bag http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974141417/
Sewn- wipe cozy http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974382710/
Sewn- pacifier clip http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974382582/ or  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974349397/
Other- humorous pacifier http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974504708/

Aunt Suzy's
Other- Betty boop switch plate http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974362409/
Other- Betty boop wall art http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974381879/

Other- headband and clippy holder http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974382770/
Sewn- small doll close / diapers http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974533896/
Other- funny shirt http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974382661/
Sewn- perry the platypus plush http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974533928/
Other- play makeup
anything girly, or perry

Other- funny shirt http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974382981/

A few things for me :$
Sewn- travel sewing kit http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974534227/
Sewn- purse organizer http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733973881028/
Knit- bow ear warmer http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974358607/
Other- best minion shirts for Brit/ I http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419960733974357967/

- lace
- vintage buttons
- buttons
- crochet books (used is great)
- jewelry books ( beading, knotting, chain mail, used is great)
- crochet hooks (used is great)
- embroidery thread holders
- clay
- fabric scraps
- yarn
- spools
- sharpies
-sharpies to write and color on plates and mugs that stay on after heating

I love chocolate, gummy candies, any candies !!

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014 06:51:40 PM »

I would like to claim Aunty Hela for a supply package. i gots some stuff she might enjoy Smiley


Hi I'm Laurel from Wisconsin. Married to Mark for 30 years, mom to a boy 21 and girl 26 and grandma to a 4 year old. We have 3 rescued dachshunds, I love the old ugly ones that no one wants or ones with no teeth or had back surgery.

** Please pm me if you find something on my pin boards that isn't listed below, sometimes I pin stuff for ideas but may have already made the item and forgotten to mark it lol


*Knitted socks, any colors you have, use up leftover scraps is wonderful, they don't match, that's even better sock size is 9-11

*Here is my Crochet wish list: http://www.pinterest.com/rscowtown/crochet-my-wantwish-list/

*Here are my other wish lists; ive added to them:  http://www.pinterest.com/rscowtown/oh-yeah-part-1-of-my-wish-list/


*Prayer flags: here are a few example pins


a post on craftster  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420768.0#axzz2lRCpPPeb

*Wall art: yes I saw this on the gallery page but LOVE this kind of art:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104497653827748817/

*Anything crafted that is Peacock: one SIL loves peacocks and the old farmhouse they live in was owned by a family named Peacock so I try to get her fun unique stuff. Could be a hoopla or something embroidered that she could put out as a decoration or who knows?

*Fabric covered clothesline bowls: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/272397477431340512/
any color or pattern would be great

*Birch crafts: can you craft something using birch bark? Id love to hang it on my wall. Use your imagination

*this Fox fabric or similar:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/367395282073484928/

*Hooplas of dachshunds would be sweet

*Fun table runner: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104497653827729778/
we have a looooong table, like 120" long

Or any cool long table runner would be great to receive that you make

*zipper bracelet: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104497653827729676/
my wrist measures 7" so a 7-1/2" total length would be great; any color


*scrabble letters they are fun to craft with http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104497653826433098/
*solid fat quarters: have a zillion prints, but not enough solids when I need em lol

*Keys: im searching for keys to make these:

*Metal stamping disks: I have an alphabet set and the hammer, just need the disks to tap on. Any shape is great, would love hole in them if possible, if not thats ok, I can collage with em.


God's blessings, Laurel in Wisconsin

PRIVATE SWAPS: prayer flags, mug rugs, other stuff, PM me please!

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014 08:44:28 AM »

I claim rscowtown for a prayer flag and a big of peacockedness Wink


Hi, Im Jolene from Newick in sussex in England. Im a 37 year old nutty crafter with 2 gorgeous sons (kayden 8 and Ebbon 6), I also have a soul daughter (fostered) Helene who is 20.  We are quite a communal family and so I will include....... Loenja - 20 friend of the family, Mark Husband (should really have come first but hey Wink ), Simon B.IL, huuuuuge Mine craft fan. Roger - Huge bee keeper alongside my husband Smiley There is also Kate who im trying to get on here shes my bestest chum in the world.
We are a walforf family and the kids have no access to TV so no tv stuff for me please, were also pretty eco conscious so natural materials are always happy fabrics Smiley - If you cant buy new, Im a huge lover of upcycling.
I would love to receive things that I cannot do so, Polymer - crochet - paper crafts - neat sewing.

So - Top off the list, its the boys birthdays on the 31st March and the 14th April. We always have a joint birthday party and its a pretty big deal. All the guest play "carnival" type games to win prizes.

I would love love love some "Carnival" type toppers that I could use to make invites.
I have a pretty extensive pinterest but heres some choices for the boys....

First up, Id love one of these for the boys each. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329748003938589047/
and one of these each http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329748003938589053/ (kayden loves rainbow colours ebbon more plain but bright.)
NEW NEW NEW NEW - If anyone is a dab hand with a sewing machine, the boys are desperate for drawstring back packs (No zips they are just tooooooo fiddly), preferably no patterns but bold colours or patchwork.

If you are a paper crafter - both the boys are hugely hugely into "top trumps" a card exchanging game thing, perhaps you could make up a set ?? especially as all the ones you can buy tend to be pretty gorey ! - Id prefer something a bit more environmental or magical Smiley

A rainbow beanie for Kayden, preferable slouchy he has a really big head and hats always pop off ! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/71846556528994602/
A rainbow recorder holder for his descant recorder, either crochet or fabric.
any leather bracelets like this. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/524950900286667956/ preferably with a wolf / American indian type theme.
Kayden could also do with a wallet as he is just being trusted with his own money. must have a coin pocket
Hes pretty good with story telling - these would be fantastic

Ebbon, is less colourful and more squishy ! hes just learning to read as they do it later in the steiner system so.
a nice wall art of the letters would be good - like this.  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/276338127105370415/ but perhaps incorporate things that begin with the letters into the art work like A could be turned into an apple tree etc etc.
He loves personalised things so if anyone fancies drawing a little cartoon like image of him with his brother or with his cat, let me know and I can send you a photo.

Ok Helene, shes hugely into Native American pagan stuff as our family friend is a shamanic healer.
Natural feathers groups to go in her hair would be great ! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/337418197052911915/
She makes her own dream catchers but Id love her to have an unusual one like this
or like this http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329748003938591303/
this would also be a fabulous idea !!!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329748003938591316/

Mark - gosh its harder to point something for him.
He really could do with a slouch beanie, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329748003938608646/  must slouch though as like my son he has a big head Wink
I would love to write some poetry into a lovely book for him so If anyone fancies making me a nice romantic little A5 note pad that I can write in, that would be great.
We have batteries everywhere !!!! literally - so a little pouch to store batteries in would be good.

Ok everyone else.....
Im desperately trying to get Kate to come on here and do some stuff so a little girly hamper of small but decorative things would be lovely she would love these.....
shes very much an eco girl like me so little decorative things she can use to pretty up her new home would be lovely. Imagine walking into a magic forest and finding a fairies grotto - that's Kate Smiley

SIL - Big big big into Penguins and cupcakes, so anything on that would be fabulous. She has a cupcake themed kitchen and the rest of her rooms are themed penguins.
BIL - Hes into Mine craft (isn't everyone these days !), and hes an accountant, so personality wise not into tatt (You know what I mean no offence meant), Id love to get him some mine craft themed cushions - just the covers, I can stuff them.

I was donated a barn in the summer and have been furiously doing it up over the last few months. It will house my womens groups (Im a psychotherapist) and as such I would love some meaningful bits of artwork / decorative bits / cushion covers - quilts (My that's a big ask !) to hold these lovely womens attention. I am collecting prayer flags of all different sorts.

Its easter coming up and we always go on a hunt. If you want to make little things for our hunt that would be great.
for instance one of these each Smiley  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329748003938890727/

I always like pretty gift tags, Im HUUUUUGE on wrapping things up beautifully.

« Last Edit: February 04, 2014 09:51:58 AM by P_E_S_T » THIS ROCKS   Logged


LATEST project - I'm compiling a "handed down" recipes boom and so if I get you in a swap, would you be so kind to find a recipe from your childhood. type it up - if you want to decorate, then please do :

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And felted all day long
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014 06:49:36 AM »

I would love to claim P_E_S_T for a pair of drawstring backpacks.

However, I do not have a list of desires ready. I'll try my best! My pinterest if here : http://www.pinterest.com/mmandjsmom. I have a pinboard with gift ideas in my account. Just about anything will fit someone I know & love. I truly love giving small gifts to friends and co-workers so a beaded bracelet or whatever you love making will find a nice home for someone who might be having a hard week or a special day.

My name is Brandy & I have been part of Craftster for about a month. This will be my first swap on here, but I have done several through blogs. I am from Minnesota & a mom to 3 quickly growing kids. My 13 yo son will be 14 in March & my 11 yo daughter will be 12 in March. I also have a 10 year old son & a wonderful husband.

My 13/14 son plays ice hockey, loves Call of Duty on his PS3, hopes to join the military (probably Army).

My 11/12 y.o. daughter is not very girlie at all. She also plays ice hockey & is the most aggressive on her team, but the tiniest. She also loves music & movies. She is growing up too fast sometimes, hates pink & girlie stuff.

My 10 y.o. son also plays ice hockey. He's a goalie. He's your basic boy.

I could use some fun stuff to add to Easter baskets for these 3 also. Not sure what, but I'll try to add a few things to by Pinterest board. Our high school & hockey team colors are royal blue, black & white, so just about anything in those colors are fun for the kids (and my husband).

My husband also has a birthday in March, but doesn't have time for many hobbies since he helps coach our kids' teams. He loves food & any down time he can find. He also loves beer from small breweries, so something made out of local breweries beer bottles or dealing with beer would be loved.

A gift for my mom, mil or grandma would be great too. My Grandma has broken her hip recently & needs a totebag for her walker (maybe like this http://www.pinterest.com/pin/282389839104958158/). My mom has been the main caretaker of my Grandma for the past 5 months & really deserves a gift. All three wonderful women are crafty & passed it along to me.

My sister has a birthday at the end of February (turning 35) & loves fun scarves to wear with simple t-shirts & jeans/ khakis. Or a warm cowl (We will have snow for 3 more months here) would be nice.

My new year's resolution is to not buy any more fabric until I have used up LOTS of what I have. I am running out of solids, so some of those would be nice. I am also resolved to making 12 baby quilts for the local hospital out of my fabric.

I'll try to add more as I can.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2014 07:39:33 PM by brandyk » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014 03:24:12 PM »

Claiming brandyk for Hand made bath fizzies

1 claim, 0 in transit, 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 guinea pigs, a toad and a box turtle.

For most things, I would prefer items inspired by my pinterest instead of exact duplicates.

I am a stay-at-home mom and a writer. 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 smidge of room left to fill. 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.

We have no allergies here (other than awful ragweed allergies... but can't see that as much of an issue in swap packages)

Please feel to claim me for anything on my Please make this for me boards on pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me/ http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me-knitcrochet/ or http://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/please-make-this-for-me-embroidered-bits/ or the would love boards for franki, tori and jacob

*** BIG WISH - Anything Loki  ***
my apologies to anyone following me on pinterest - I can't stop pinning Loki. Thank goodness my husband has a sense of humor about my little itty bitty new obsession. Thank you Mama24boyz for the Loki Ami

For my husband
~Machine embroidered bar towels with a Buffalo Bills logo (dish towels or hand towels are fine - but will be used at his man cave bar)
~Anything related to Ingress (the game. hubby and I play enlightened) http://www.spreadshirt.com/enlightened-shirt-from-ingress-ingress-shirts-C3376A13315841, http://jonnthomsen.deviantart.com/art/Ingress-Enlightened-Wallpaper-357981484, http://www.spreadshirt.com/ingress-enlightened-hat-C3376A13366455#/detail/13366455T129A2PC115478724PA220

For my Franki (15-yr-old daughter)
~Anything walking dead or alice in wonderland - throw pillow case (I would gladly stuff), stenciled shirts, pouch, clutch, journals
~Alice drink me necklace http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069653453/
~Weeping angel bleached tee (Ladies Medium or Juniors large) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069166852/
~mini mad hatter hat/fascinator something like http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957070513086/

For my Tori (13-yr-old daughter)
~Anything walking dead or wolf related - throw pillow case (I would gladly stuff), stenciled shirts, pouch, clutch, journals
~Rabbit bed for her mini rex
~Vegetarian t-shirt with dinosaur something like http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069084657/

For my Jacob (11-yr-old son)
~stenciled shirt from regular show
~Jake plush from Adventure Time

For me
~1" blue and white hexagons http://www.pinterest.com/pin/225391156323785746/, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957070228539/
~machine embroidered towel with either starfish, shells or some other nautical theme. preferably in blues, white and or beige, any size
~t-shirt lengthened in some way with funky fabric, not necessarily like http://pinterest.com/pin/216383957066897779/ but it is an idea, or http://pinterest.com/pin/55239532901974422/ please no crew neck shirts
~laptop sleeve or bag (17x12x2)
~Barbed wire bracelet (that isn't dangerous!)
~wire wrapped ring - I prefer natural stones (jasper, turquoise, tiger's eye, lapis) to glittery stuff. Any size 6-8.
~Tiny embroidered necklace pouch inspired by http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069245867/ (black with bright embroidery?)
~key fob http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957070293984/
~Throw pillow cover (preferably 12"x12" or 14"x14" nautical, blue and white theme, any theme or fandom I like - feel free to send unstuffed)
~hombre dyed t-shirt womens 2X (scoop, v-neck, anything but a crew neck) or ladies medium.
~stenciled t-shirts - womens 2X sea creatures, fairies, nautical, Loki (scoop, v-neck, anything but a crew neck)
~stenciled t-shirts - ladies medium - wolves, alice in wonderland, rabbits, dolphins, turtles, walking dead
~small hanging embroidered/painted hoopla/stuffed tiny pillow for my car using favorite supernatural quote? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957069616581/
~scented home made soaps - chocolate lavender sounds perfect! grapefruit is my favorite scent but anything like citrus, lilac, lavender... whatever Smiley

Thanks for looking!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014 07:15:21 AM »

I claim Averia for two crocheted towel toppers and one jellyfish amigurumi.

Hi! Grin My name is Barbara (a.k.a.-LadybugsAndBumblebees).  I live in Long Island, New York.  I am a preschool teacher for 'at risk' students.  I have three children-DS age 20, DD age 11, and DD age 9.  I am married to my high school sweetheart.

*I do not have allergies, but the rest of my family has slight allergies.  I can swap with people who have pets, as long as the craft and supplies are kept away from the pet.  PLEASE do NOT claim me if you smoke, or have smokers in your house.  Thank you.*

On my Pinterest (link in signature), I have a board titled:  "Please Make Me A Gift For..."  On there is ideas of gifts for family, friends, co-workers, etc...  PLEASE make sure to check that board for ideas of what I want.

Here's a small sample of what I would like to receive from this swap:

-anything nautical themed, tennis themed, croquet themed, polo themed
-anything monogrammed (his initials, in order, are JRS)
-preppy knicknacks
-things with foxes

-anything animal related
-books, and book related items
-Minecraft related items
-dream catcher to hang over her bed (any color but grey, black, or brown)
-pillowcase with birds on a wire

-clothes and accessories for her American Girl & Journey Girl dolls
-fancy scarves
-case for her camera (2 1/2 in. length, 3 1/2 width)
-Minecraft related items
-dream catcher to hang over her bed (pink and purple are her favorite colors)
-fancy headbands
-pillowcase with birds on a wire
-a cover for her ipad (9 1/2 inches long, by 7 1/2 inches wide, exactly)

HUGE WISH FOR BOTH DDs: We've decided to have a Minecraft themed birthday for both girls and could really use birthday supplies.  Some examples are:  themed birthday cards (DD is turning age 10 and other DD is turning age 12), goodie bags, goodies for the bags (I've already received perler bead necklaces from this swap, a 'Happy Birthday' banner, and t-shirts.)

-minion (from the movie 'Despicable Me') amigurumi
-any dark blue Volkswagen themed items for his car (He doesn't have the "bug", he has a Passat, but he's very proud of it! Roll Eyes)
-any bug related items (He's an exterminator.) (Just not spiders or praying mantises, he doesn't like them.)

-cat themed items
-cat toys (no catnip please, I won't be gifting these items to her for a while)
-Disney princess themed items
-pillowcases (her favorite color is purple)

-anything related to Beeker (from the Muppets)
-pillowcases (her favorite color is-believe it or not-is traffic light green/lime green:Smiley)

-anything Dominican Republic themed
-angel themed items

FOR FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, ETC...:(I could use multiples of these items, please...not necessarily all made in one claim!  Wink)  
-chapstick cozies
-homemade soaps
-keyring macaroon purses (those little round ones)
-anything that is similar that would be good to give to a group of people, as listed above (Please PM me first with your idea.)

*I cannot take or post photos of the items I make or receive.  It would be GREATLY appreciated if whoever claims me could post photos.  Thank you so much!*

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014 06:28:47 PM »

I claim LadybugsAndBumlebees for a scarf for her daughter, and a duct tape ipod case.


Hi! My name is Melody. I live in South Carolina with my husband and our two daughters. I am mostly a stay at home Mom but still work part time as a Veterinary Technician. We live out in the country and love our animals. My 6 year old is a girly girl, and loves crafting. My 14 year old is a typical 14 year old. She listens to music, and is very picky about her clothes, hair..stuff like that.

14 year old daughter:
Cell phone holder. Any of these she would like. Actually my 6 year old would love one for her ipod too!
Decorative pillows. She has new decor in her room. Any size/shape pillows or covers (I can stuff). In black, white, dark pink. She loves cheveron and sequins. She would love anything though! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666827236/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666827241/
Bathing suit cover up. Women's small any of these are cute
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/452682200016826752/ Not that color
Monster bunny..or something very similar http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986665434094/

Faux taxidermy. She loves this one! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/520869513124586169/
Instagram phone case can be sewn or crocheted http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666827756/

Heart dream catcher. Love it! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666894667/

49ers wreath something like this for the door of her room http://www.pinterest.com/pin/198580664792581029/
Embroidery floss wrapped ear buds http://www.pinterest.com/pin/520869513123689222/
Bath bombs, bath fizzies, bath salts. This girl is all about smelling good. She has tons of lotions though, so doesn't need any of those.
Her hair tends to be dry so if anyone happens to make shampoo or hair treatments, etc..that would be cool.
Shiny letters for her wall. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666912087/
Funky font letters..painted or modge poged..with her name (of course) black, white, pink..something like this.. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/273523377338984343/
Any kind of rug for her doorway..with either dark pink, white, black or a combination...painted, fuzzy, fluffy, woven..whatever.

Maybe a hoop or frame with this saying and either the chics or something else..whatever you can think of. Would be great if it matched her room though..black/white/dark pink. Some silver would be fine if needed.
Bent wire necklace with her name something like http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251568329154628753/

She has a smash book that she loves. Anything for it. Some ideas are things with manatees, 49ers, her name, cheveron, infinity, anchors, glittery, sparkly, sloths,jack skeleton, horses, narwhals, football, anything typical teenager. Stamps, ink pads, bits of paper, pretty much anything. Little pockets..umm just whatever. She doesn't have a lot of stuff for her paper crafting so would love anything.

Sushi plates, trays, etc. Can be ceramic or wood.

Both girls..anything that I can put in their Easter baskets. Ideas are Easter stuffies, craft kits, chapstick cozies, bunny slippers (any kind but these are adorable http://www.pinterest.com/pin/93309023499809910/ )  water bottle carriers
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/100697741638233707/ bath tub paints, bath crayons, fused glass nighlights, peg people, goldfish in bag soap, felt food (especially sweets),

6 Year old daughter:
#1 wish of all for her. Baby guinea pigs. SHe squeals every time she sees these and I would LOVE to be able to give her a few for Easter or her birthday! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986667047937/Pug stuffie..this could be crocheted or sewn. She loves pugs!!
So cute. She would love little knitted animals. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666682744/
Granny square poncho. She likes these.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/35536284530129096/ (not sure this one is granny square? She likes it either way)
Crochet or knitted slippers or bedroom shoes
Any kind of little crochet or knitted animals. Some she could fit in her little purse would be great. She LOVES cute little animals.

Lunch money cuff
Pug! Stuffie, or anything with a pug on it! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212654413624838921/
Ruffle dress. She wears a 6x or 7. Short sleeve would be fine. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666741477/
Mermaid doll. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666730655/
Disney dress, tutu, shirt....anything. We are going to DIsney this Summer and she would LOVE to have something cute to wear. She loves Princesses, especially the little mermaid, the one from tangled, Cinderella, and Minnie mouse. A simple little sundress would be great. Anything really.
Veternarian lab coat or smock, or vet kit of some kind:  I am a vet tech so she loves to "play vet" http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666903766/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666903768/
Adorable little sewn doll http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666766595/
Cute ruffle shirt. Started with a t shirt I think http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666799680/
Pajama eaters http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666924649/
Bag/carrier for her Nabi2 tablet. It's a 7" tablet I think. I could be measurements if needed.
Any little skirts. She loves dresses and skirts http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986664471682/

DIsney T shirt. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986665298970/
Any cute hair bows. She loves hair bows. Disney or DIsney colors would be a plus but definitely not neccessary.
Peg people. Especialy princesses or cats/dogs.
Knitting loom. She has a knitting doll and is wanting something bigger to make hats or scarves on maybe. I'm not sure if these can be made, or maybe someone has an extra lying around?
Something to hold her hair bows. These are some cute ones. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58124651414113166/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/37506609369455891/
Hoop for her room. Some that she likes: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/376965431279554495/
  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65020788343827808/  She also likes unicorns, rainbows, and kittens so any hoop with any of those things would be cool.
Peg people. Any really...people, pets, princesses.
Painted rock magnets interchangeable people or letters. I love these, but they don't have to be just like these.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79094537176565438/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/91549804895482932/
Personalized sand pail..maybe with a cute mermaid painted on? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157555686937492202/ She loves pink and purple.
Beach towel with mermaid applique. With or without her name on it. This one is cute, but just an idea http://www.pinterest.com/pin/166914729912766383/
Painted rock houses to play with in her little garden. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/368661919468104848/
Maybe some plant markers..any kind. I can tell you what she will be growing if you decide to make these.
Anything cute for her garden would be good. A sign maybe? Whatever you can think of.
Fairy garden stuff. I am going to help her create a fairy garden outside this spring. Anything at all for this would be fantastic. We have nothing so far. Some ideas are fairy doors, furniture made of twigs, tiny pots, signs, stones, ANYTHING miniature, cute, and/or fairy like.

Anything from her pinterest. If choosing clothes/shoes Ask me about sizing. Some things I pinned a while ago and the size I listed may not be what she would wear now. http://www.pinterest.com/msfinley/anna/

Any washclothes, scrubbies, dishclothes, dish scrubbies.  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986663131686/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/15481192441051629/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/142707881914028814/
Coffee cup cozy. I love my coffee!

Potholders. I can always use some new, cute potholders.
Napkins, any kind really. I like dark reds, oranges, warm yellow, turquoise, lime green (but not too bright)..one that goes well with turquoise.
Placemats ..this can be any medium and I am not picky. Not sure what color but if you decide to do these, I'll give you some color ideas.

Sage bundles, or whatever to go in a campfire. I love the idea of this..http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666347328/
Anything for camping would be cool. We camp a good bit. Fire starters, home made bug repellant, whatever you can think of.
Home made cleaning supplies. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986667289745/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986665247431/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666307777/
Anything to decorate my living room, kitchen, or dining room.  I need stuff bad. Wall art, vases, maybe a centerpiece for my table. I am leaning towards a medium/dark turquoise and maybe a green..like this
Throw pillows. I can stuff then, colors I like are anything that can go with this. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986667312543/
Some kind of big, tall, candle holders or anything I can use to decorate and add height to my corner fireplace in the dining room.
Coffee..local coffee maybe? I love coffee! Cheesy
Some homespun yarn, or a spindle...I don't know. I'd like to learn to spin so anything that I may use trying to do that.
These are supplies but any old uneeded knitting books, or needles, or yarn. Cocoa butter, beeswax, essential oils, hoops, bentonite clay, stitch markers for my knitting.
Maybe some things that I can use to make wreaths..Maybe some burlap flowers http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986667325496/ or any flowers or accessories you can think of. I would like to make an all season wreath, Easter, Fall, Christmas, and Halloween so anything for any of these.
 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986665188959/ I want to make a wreath similar to this. It's not going to look like that (I wish) but anything to go on the wreath. Any colorful balls similar to those, the hat, flowers...anything on the wreath that I could add to it would be GREAT. This is going to be up for all of April, not just for the party.

Pets! They are a part of our family and we love spoiling them.
Dog collar or collars:  Some that we like  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986667289590/
Leather collars are awesome also.
Dog tags, any style. I can provide name(s) and numbers.
Homemade dog soap, shampoo, whatever.
I have a little Pekingese that would love a jacket or sweater. Smiley
Horse treats. Our horses LOVE treats!
Any little dog bed would be totally loved.
I have an elderly dog is is diabetic, and blind. I can use more belly bands because he gets confused at times and tinkles. I have a couple, but any more would be great. They are easy to make. Color doesn't matter. I can give you the measurements if you decide to choose this.

My husband. He is hard to think of things for.
Simple leather wallet:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666769160/
Some kind of zombie or Walking Dead mug.
He has been wanting a warm stocking hat. Maybe a double knit or crochet lined with fleece? My step mom made him a crochet one but it has the "holes" in it and he says it's not very warm. He likes navy, or dark gray..just nothing "loud". He loves Carolina Panters so something with those colors would work too.
Shaving soap for men would be neat.

My Mom:
Windchimes..any kind
All season wreath. I think she would like these but doesn't have to be just like any of these. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/108297566009960134/ (I love this one myself!)
Something simple like this but minus the feathers and with an "S" http://www.pinterest.com/pin/130041507960111391/
Homemade wax melts.
Kitchen towels.. either of these are cute. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666769227/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666769237/

Various friends/family
Boy's minecraft t shirt. I'm thinking 8-10 kids size. He is turning 8 in March. Or, if you can think of something else minecraft for a boy his age, just run it by me.
Boy's crochet or knit hat with beard, or a pirate hat of some sort with an eye patch. He also likes minecraft. He will be 8 years old in March.
Gaming shirt for my  27 year old brother xxl mens http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666902148/
This for my brother's wall http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85286986666809668/
Game controller pillow case or cases
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