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« on: February 08, 2015 11:45:41 AM »

Calling all January, February, and March Birthdays!
Un-Birthday Swappers are also welcome!

Lets celebrate!

Gallery and Discussion

Swap name: January, February, March 2015 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: BriannaB03
Craftster member who is coorganizing:
Sign-up date range: Feb 8-March 8
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 Wish 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 3 months posted, you can post your birthday wish list for this time period. 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: Gallery and Discussion

4.   Once you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would like to receive.  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.  Gallery and Discussion

6.   Every birthday participant must make at least one claim.
     a.  New swappers may only have one outstanding claim at a time
     b.  FOC may have up to 3 outstanding claims at a time
     c.  Everyone else may have up to 2 outstanding claims at a time

7.   The "extras" are just that--extra items you may want to throw in if you are feeling generous, but claims cannot be solely extras.

8.   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.  Help me keep it fair!

9.   If it is not your birthday but you would like to send a birthday present out you may do so.  Fill out the Un-birthday swapper questionnaire and send it to me for approval.  

10.   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.  Again help me keep it fair!  Its only polite to thank the person who sent you a birthday gift!

11.   When you choose to fulfill a birthday wish, PM both the organizer AND the chosen Craftster.  Please include whether or not you are a birthday swapper or Un-birthday swapper.  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.

12.   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.

13.   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.)  You can do this by using the modify or edit option on your original post.

14.   If you are sending late you must PM BriannaB03 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. (Im not yo mama!  Wink)

15.   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.

Become an FOC Here

I want everyone to get picked so here are some tips for a well-round list:

--Include a short bio and information such as favorite colors, likes/dislikes, and allergies.

--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 pinterest (with a decent amount of items on it) is always helpful in getting chosen.  Who doesnt like a surprise?!

--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.

--Include links, if possible.

--Check out other lists in past Birthday swaps and the Ongoing Wish Swap for ideas for things you never knew you wanted!

Gallery and Discussion


Name of swap: Jan, Feb, March 2015 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?
Are you at least 16 years old?
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#:
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt if needed.:
Have you posted in the discussion thread already?
What do you have to do if someone who is a non-birthday swapper sends you a gift?
How long do you have to send out after making your claim?
How many outstanding claims are you allowed at one time?

If it is NOT your birthday and you want to SEND TO A BIRTHDAY CRAFTSTER:

Name of swap- Jan, Feb, March 2015 Birthday Swap (Un-Birthday 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#:
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt if needed.:
I understand that I will be getting a thank you card and not a package for this swap. Yes/no
How long do you have to send out after making your claim?
How many outstanding claims are you allowed at one time?


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: Gallery and Discussion

Links to Previous Birthday Swap Rounds
January 2014 Lists
January 2014 Gallery
June 2013 Lists
June 2013 Gallery
October 2012 Lists
October 2012 Gallery


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.

Special thanks to past organizers for the format and rules for this swap!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2015 09:59:04 AM by BriannaB03 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015 11:47:10 AM »

Birthday Swappers
(0/3)LadybugsAndBumblebees January 31 (4)
(0/3)mistress_batty February 3 (2)
(0/2)sammylouise40 March 12 (2)
(0/3)BriannaB03 March 16 (5)
(0/3)kayrun March 19 (2)
(0/3)lindyv321 March 21 (3)
(0/3)calixita March 25 (3)
(0/3)kbrison March 30 (2)

Un-Birthday Swappers

(#of pending claims/#of pending claims allowed) (# of times they have been claimed)


Lindy321 claimed BriannaB03 for embroidery due 2/24/2015

Greybird claimed Lindy321 for jewelry due 2/26/2015
Greybird claimed BriannaB03 for a surprise due 2/26/2015
BriannaB03 claimed Lindy321 for a running belt due 2/26/2015

LadybugsAndBumblebees claimed BriannaB03 for fingerless gloves due 2/27/2015
Alwaysinmyroom claimed calixita for cabled boot cuffs due 2/27/2015

Calixita claimed LadybugsAndBumblebees for a bracelet due 2/28/2015

BriannaB03 claimed LadybugsAndBumblebees for a sewn surprise due 3/2/2015

LadybugsAndBumblebees claimed kbrison for a crocheted summer scarf due 3/3/2015
kbrison claimed LadybugsAndBumblebees for a wallet and 2 postcards due 3/3/2015

LadybugsAndBumblebees claimed Lindyv321 for crocheted bowls due 3/4/2015
BriannaB03 claimed mistress_batty for a crochet hook roll due 3/4/2015

sammylouise40 claimed mistress_batty for a surprise due 3/7/2015

kayrun claimed sammylouise40 for a hoopla and a surprise, (plus a supply or 2) due 3/10/2015

mistress_batty claimed sammylouise40 for a birthday surprise from her Pinterest list due 3/11/2015

greybird claimed kayrun for stitch markers and something else due 3/13/2015
sammylouise40 claimed kayrun for a surprise due 3/13/2015
Lindyv321 claimed LadybugsAndBumblebees for notecards and envelopes due 3/13/2015

calixita claimed kbrison for a necklace, a bookmark and some gift tags due 3/14/2015
alwaysinmyroom claimed BriannaB03 for artwork due 3/14/2015

kbrison claimed Calixita for a small wallet and some art journal supplies due 3/17/2015
kbrison claimed BriannaB03 for a set of 3 quilt blocks due 3/17/2015

kayrun claimed Calixita for a hoopla and a surprise due 3/26/2015

« Last Edit: April 19, 2015 10:12:57 AM by BriannaB03 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015 06:56:19 PM »

Hi my name is Brianna and I live in California with my boyfriend, our 2 dogs and 1 cat.  I am a laboratorian by day and a crafter by night.  I love all things science, nerdy, geeky, and many fandoms!

Likes:  Purple, Earth Tones, Jewel tones, Peacock colors, Supernatural, the Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Marvel, the Evil Dead, Disneyland(especially the haunted mansion), sewing, crochet, cooking, inspiration, snarkiness, nonsense, Alice in Wonderland

Dislikes:  Neons, excessive glitter, too much floral print, flower scents

Pinterest surprise!

Big wants:
A Stamp with Labware or DNA on itThanks greybird!
TM Patches Im obsessed!  Fandom, Disney, anything else
Quilt squares - any size, any type- "Craftster theme" - I really really really want to make a craftster quilt with squares made from craftsters!Thanks kbrison!
*New*A new purse - simple handbag style with 1 zippered pocket only or no pockets
*New*Small bags/pouches to organize my purse - any medium

Fingerless gloves Thanks LadybugsAndBumblebees!
boot cuffs
slippers like these
Groot like this
*New*Anything off of my learning to crochet or learning to knit board- I'll never get to it all!

Anything off of my Embroidery Inspiration board or pinterest or anything else you think I may like (I would love multiple claims for this!  I love embroidery/needlework)Thanks Lindyv321!

Table runner
Mini Wall quilt
Bunting!  For any holidays, seasons, fandoms, etc.
Kindle case maybe like this or one without the bow or like this or like this
Small bag like this
Plush microbes!

Tree of life pendent
Science themed pendant
Something like this bracelet! Thanks greybird!
Something like this bracelet or ring

Caf/Coffee themed dcor for our Kitchen Thanks alwaysinmyroom!
Any type of wall art/altered art - extra points for nerdy or steampunk/industrial themes  Wink
Simple wreaths for holidays or seasons
Something with this quote
*New*Any type of reusable towels, any medium.  Embroidered, knit, crochet, sewn
*New*Mug rugs, any medium, any theme
*New*Something with this quote-or substitute beer with wine.  Smiley

Tatting spindles - I really want to learn and haven't picked up supplies yet
Tatting crochet cotton
Felting needles - I really want to learn this too
Embroidery hoops, patterns, printable Sticky solvy
Embroidery thread
buttons, embellishments, zippers
Seam clips
*New*Sewing machine thread in different colors

Thanks in advance for helping me have an awesome Birthday!  
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015 08:57:49 AM »

Hi all & happy birthday or un-birthday as it may be.

I am Lindy and will be 34 (GASP) on 03/21. I live in sunny Arizona with my boyfriend, 2 kids, and lots of animals.  I have no allgeries but would prefer things that dont smell like smoke. I love deep jewel tone colors, turquoise/aqua, grey, pink, and black. I adore all things Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Disney, Dia De Los Muertos, and turtles. I am also in love with Baby Groot/Adult Groot. I enjoy making altered art and shrines, embroidery hoops, stenciled clothes, and do some simple sewing.

I have a very extensive Pinterest and would enjoy receiving anything from it or inspired by it. I try to delete things that I have received but sometimes something slips through the cracks so I do have a board for things I have received in past swaps too and so I probably dont need duplicates.

Things I would like to receive:
HUGE WISH: A running belt to hold my phone while I workout Thanks BriannaB03

A flat iron cozy https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503308885832/

A car trash bag or steering wheel cover https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503304383638/

TP Holder https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503303352361/

A gym bag of some sort or just a drawstring bag to hold my shoes.
Amis from my favorite fandoms or turtles

Hoopla for my hoop wall

Jewelry!  I wear it all and like all metal tones- Thanks greybird! 

Hand Carved stamps that can be used for backgrounds in altered art.  So more like fun designs rather than something specific.

Fun magnets

Anything with my name on it or just the letter L

Spring Wreath https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503305001341/

Art of any kind https://www.pinterest.com/lindyv321/artistic-wants/

Stenciled shirts/tanks or fun altered cardigans https://www.pinterest.com/lindyv321/clothes-and-accesories-wants/

Stretchy Headbands

A kit to make Teesha Moore patches https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503306075555/

Fabric or coiled rope coasters with something non slip on the bottom

Embroidery Hoops
Machine or hand embroidery thread
Distress Inks
Blank Note cards
Random Ephemera
Freezer Paper
Stuff for altered art
Jewelry Findings, beads, charms, etc.

Thank you for whomever claims me!
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015 11:24:03 AM »

Hi there, my name is Laura.  I live in Boston with my 3 legged cat and work at a college library.  I enjoy reading, biking, crafting and beading, live music and cocktails but tend to spend far too much time sitting on my couch with the cat watching TV and movies (especially while I wait for all this snow to go away!!!).  Among my cultural obsessions are classic Muppets, Firefly, Venture Bros, Monty Python, Middle Earth, David Bowie and Tom Waits (there's even more to be found on my profile and pinterest page!)  Both in my home and when it comes to fashion, I prefer a more natural, simple look (of course, as I type this, I'm looking around at my cluttered living room and wondering if "simple" is more of an aspiration rather than reality!).    I tend to wear black, brown and cool colors, nothing fussy and soft cotton fabrics.  I dislike pink, orange, neons, glitter, dolls, and religious or violent images and have no allergies.

List of things I would love to receive:

*tshirts - I love tshirts and would especially appreciate some large, extra soft ones to sleep in.   size large, themes can be culled from my pinterest page and likes.

*cat toys - he can never get enough, especially with catnip.  (I know its not technically a present for me but I get a lot of enjoyment watching him romp with his toys.)

*wallet - I prefer smaller ones.  https://www.pinterest.com/calixita/wallets/

*Day of the Dead skull ornaments - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/203154633167460034/  

*mushrooms for my mantle- I admire these:

*decorated mug - I like to switch my morning tea mugs out according to season.  right now I have few appropriate for Autumn but any season is appreciated.  Id prefer if they werent holiday related but more general (autumn leaves or scenery rather than specifically Halloweeny, for instance).

*knit boot cuffs - in charcoal or grey  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/176062666656387617/  Yippee!

*book earrings - something like these  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/323274079473849384/

*a Christmas stocking - my favorite Christmas decorating motifs are reindeer, stars and snowflakes.  Sewn, knit, felted, recycled, - I dont have any preferences regarding medium.

*couch pillows/pillow covers - my living room colors are greens and brown (Id like to add some blues however) and I love nature themes!  https://www.pinterest.com/calixita/pillows/

*an addition to my hoopla wall  - https://www.pinterest.com/calixita/cool-hoops-and-embroidery/

 *hand painted sneakers or flats - probably too big of a wish but I do admire them since I dont have the artistic ability to draw or paint well.  I wear a size 7 1/2 if anyone is feeling ambitious.  https://www.pinterest.com/calixita/painted-shoes/

*knit mug cozy - these are cute

*decorated switch or outlet plate
     example:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/203154633167724743/

*infinity scarf - i've seen so many lovely ones here and on the streets of Boston lately!   Cheesy  both of my winter coats are dark brown and someday, when this cold weather breaks, I hope to wear my lighter black leather jacket so colors that would work well with those would be wonderful.  Perhaps a dark green or blue?

*pinterest-inspired surprises because who doesnt love surprises for your birthday!
   My pinterest page is here:  https://www.pinterest.com/calixita/.    (Any items there or in links are meant to be inspirations, not demands for exact replicas.   Wink)

   art journal needs - inks, paints, stamps, ephemera, etc
   alcohol inks
   exacto blades
   porcelain markers
   carving chisels (to make my own eraser stamps)

 Happy Birthday to all and thank you for helping me to celebrate mine!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015 01:38:47 PM »

Hi! Im Kathy and I was born and live in Oklahoma although I grew up in Illinois. Im a retired middle school English teacher, but because of my certifications Ive also been a long term sub at the early childhood and elementary levels as well as a special ed. paraprofessional.  I love being around kids, so Ive appropriated my sister-in-laws grand and great-grand children to spoil since I dont yet have any of my own. Im a very social animal: Im chair of the membership and fellowship committee of my church (think parties and celebrations), belong to a Dutch oven cooking group, am an officer for our local Friends of the Library group, serve on the board of our Literacy Council, am an active member of a crochet club, and belong to our county genealogy society. The rest of my time is spent reading voraciously, crafting incessantly, and baking sporadically (and watching movies with my hubby his passion, not mine).

I like clear bright colors (think rainbow), but also love dramatic contrasts (black or white plus a color). My favorite colors are blue, green, purple, cream, silver, black, white. Steam punk, vintage, and shabby chic styles are growing on me, but in general I prefer less fussy styles. I like things that have function more than most purely decorative things, but there are exceptions as youll see from my boards and list.

Im allergic to roses and evergreens in any form. I dislike creepy or gory things, snakes, and spiders but other than that I dont have a lot of strong dislikes.

Feel free to raid my Pinterest boards or profile for ideas beyond what I list here. I've intentionally stayed generic to encourage you to do your own thing. Take the posts for inspiration but give them your own twist. www.pinterest.com/ancientofdays

Yarnies there are many of these items on my Pinterest boards. Knit patterns are under Things I Like but Cant Make.
-a knit or crocheted hat, prefer beanie or beret styles
- a scarf
- a cowl
- fingerless gloves (my hand is large: 7 wrist, 8 palm)
- handspun yarn
- a felted animal, any kind

- small or medium zippered bag to hold things in my purse
- tote bag
- potholders
- reusable journal cover for a composition notebook
- mug rug
-small wall hanging
- bib or tunic style apron Im a messy cook!
- casserole carrier for 9 x 13 rectangular dish

- gift tags for holidays or any occasion
- handmade journal, any size
- paper embellishments youve made

- necklace, 16-18 length, silver

Other crafts
- handcarved stamps, any design for my cardmaking
- any of my favorite quotes in any medium (Quotes I Love - on my Pinterest)
- Christmas tree ornaments
- wind chimes
- sun catcher
- bookmarks

-buttons, one-of-a-kind or multiples -  I use them all
-scraps of fabric or trim for 18 doll clothes
- washi tape
- paper crafting embellishments, anything


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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015 04:45:28 PM »

(I updated my list a little! so there's some new things!)

Hullo everyone! I'm Danielle. I'm 30 (birthday was Feb 3), unmarried (but in a serious relationship with a geeky nerdy chef fella <3). No kiddos. I have a big ol' cat man named Mao. He's a grey tabby tiger....cat. lol He's usually a grumpy Gus around people but he loves me to pieces <3 lol  I've moved a lot over the years and have never really decorated a place or made it mine - so that's what I'm doing now. I want to be surrounded by things I love <3 Also, I work from home and my desk looks soooo boring and empty. lol

My Pinterest page - https://www.pinterest.com/ellesorbet/

My Pinterest swapping wishlist album -

(Also - I wanted to say that the stuff I post links to, doesn't have to be done 100% like the links, they're just examples!)

* nickel
* (not a fan of the smell of smoke)

* Beetlejuice (especially the sandworms)
(examples of some sandworm stuff - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/218354281909586721/ or http://www.pinterest.com/pin/218354281909586672/ )
* Doctor Who (i'm an 11th Dr. girl <3 )
* 8-bit - Mario Bros things
* Doctor Who mash-up with either Ariel (Little Mermaid) or Red Riding Hood
* Ariel from The Little Mermaid
* Hello Kitty (especially the nerdy HK where she's wearing big glasses)
* things with profanities on them - especially if they look all nice and innocent
* pinups, pinup girls
* nail polish (any indie nail polish makers here? hehe)
* colors - i love the color combo of greys & pink
I really don't care for orange or yellow for most things, not a fan of pastels.
Also - I do not like things that have a 'country kitchen' kinda vibe to them.

* a Loose Seal (white seal with a blue t-shirt) (Arrested Development inspired)  -  this can be knit, crocheted, or sewn http://www.pinterest.com/pin/218354281909766888/

* cute chubby nyan cat kitty amigurumi - http://uneatablesorbet.tumblr.com/post/108735336281/heartstringcrochet-with-the-body-of-a-pop-tart

* 'cone of shame taxidermy' style stuffies - can be knit, crochet, or sewn. Just the heads with the cones (unless ya really want to mount them lol) - all sorts of animals welcome http://www.pinterest.com/pin/218354281907511777/

* 3D cloud with rain drops to hang up -

* pink or white frosted animal cracker stuffy

* tentacle scarf (doesn't have to be this one in particular - just an example!)

* crochet & beaded bracelet similar to these -

* giraffe doily (gift for my mom - I've tried to make this in the past and the tiny hook killed my fingers and wrists! Sad - I would like to give this to my mom as part of Mother's Day)

* mug rug - (I'm not really into any 'country kitchen' kinda stuff) - refer to my interests list for any ideas or pinterest or things from this list lol)

* 'unpaper' towels - reusable fabric towels (examples of 2 different kinds)

* sandworm stuffie!

* Tardis tote bag or messenger bag  (esp. love messenger bags)

* log stuffy or pillow -  http://uneatablesorbet.tumblr.com/post/2863013695

* tentacle neck pillow - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/218354281909850823/

* deer stuffie - http://melkatsa.deviantart.com/art/Oh-Deer-154674581

* Pinterest board of cross stitch & embroidery I'd love to be made for me (or gifted patterns) -

* i wanna build my hoopla wall - so i'm up for all kinds of hoops - i have bunches of interests listed around my list here (and a whole pinterest board dedicate to cross stitch & embroider) - so whatever you can come up with would be cool!

* 'In Case of Emergency - Draw a Door' - Beetlejuice cross stitch (im lovin' it on black but if you can make it look like white stitches on a brick wall, that would be so awesome)

* 'show me your kitties' - made into a sexyish pinup + cats hoopla

* a bouquet of kittens (can be sewn, crocheted, knit, anything! - and I like the idea of them being all different kinds lol if that's not too much of a pain!)

* 'Handbook for the Recently Deceased' book - but it's empty when you open it (so it looks like a book but when you open it it's hollow for a jewelry box or something)

*CM Punk figure in perler beads (this is probably the only thing I'd like to be made pretty spot on - I'm not interested in anything else CM punk related to be made - just him as a little figure here)

* F__k You scrabble pieces & flowers - embroidery - mug rug / hoopla

* hand carved stamps  (from erasers, corks, whatever)

* ooak remade/reimagined Monster High doll  - link to some i love

* notebook paper craft - I love things that are made to look like notebook paper / notes. Sewing, cross stitch, tote bag, hoopla, pillow, wall hanging, etc

* some kind of wall hanging / hoopla of baby Finn & puppy Jake

* my name in Gallifreyan - necklace, hoopla

* pin-up Ariel or other pinup disney princess' things

* bracelet of a tentacle(s) so it looks like they're wrapping around my wrist  (clay or metal)

* cats snuggled into things - knit, crochet, clay, plastic, mixed media - whatever ya want - I'd love to start a little collection of small figures of kitties in things like this pic

* or pug dogs in the similar fashion -

* clay tentacles that I can plant and put on my desk

* a bouquet of Piranha Flowers

* a planted Audrey II  (when she's in a coffee can, not when she's a huge planted monster! lol - before's she's really got nasty teeth, just a cute little blood sucker face lol)

* clay sculpted sandworm piece for my desk

* Red Heart yarn, Vanna's Choice yarn, or Caron Simply Soft yarn  -  any colors  (these are what I use most)
* handspun yarn <3 <3 <3 ( i really love thick and thin yarns, or yarn with other materials added to them to make them totally OOAK) - even scraps, leftovers, or small balls of handspun yarn would be awesome
* homemade twine/fabric yarn - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/218354281908387254/
* aida of various colors (can even be dyed by you!)
* embroidery hoops (all sizes - would prefer wood but I'm open to anything!)
* washi tape
* eyes for amigurumis (if you wanna paint them and customize them, that's cool too!)
* spindle for hand spinning (I'm only familiar with using a bottom whorl)
* roving or batting (I miss hand spinning!)
* phone case for an iphone 4 where I can cross stitch on the back of it
* Whitman's Samplers / Russell Stovers boxes (preferably square or rectangular)
* colored ball-point pens (not gel pens)
* sequins in all different colors
* nifty buttons I can add to crocheted items
* Crayola crayons and/or colored pencils
* glue stick
* puffy paint for fabric (NO neon colors please, I already got 'em Cheesy - black and white would be awesome though!)
* catnip to put in kitty toys I make

Thank you  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015 07:06:44 AM »

My name is Sammantha. I'm from New York. I don't have any human babies but I do have a few fur babies. I have 3 cats (Jasmine, Thyme, Aurora), a degu (Giselle), and a teacup chihuahua (Kiely). As you may have noticed from some of my pets names, I love all things Disney. I also have arachnophobia so please do not send anything with spiders on it. Also, my sinuses are very sensitive to cigarette smoke.

My favorite animals are camels, pandas, penguins, and blue-footed boobys. My favorite color is yellow and favorite color combo is pink and black. My favorite shows are Doctor Who, Friends, and Big Bang Theory. Favorite movies are The Perfect Storm (I love storm movies), The Aristocats, and it Happened One Night (I also love old black and white movies).

Doctor Who
Harry Potter
Star Wars
Hunger Games
Studio Ghibli
Sanrio (esp. Hello Kitty and Kuromi)

Do not be limited to this list. I have a lot of pins on Pinterest so feel free to make anything on it.

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sammylouise40
Wants board: http://pinterest.com/sammylouise40/crafty-wantness/
Disney crafts: http://pinterest.com/sammylouise40/disney-craft-ideas/

1. Amigurumis
2. Kuromi hat http://pinterest.com/pin/482940760011134295/
3. Dog clothes (size: xs)
4. Gloves
5. Soft socks

1. Plush animals or pillow pets
2. Headband
3. Dog clothes (size: xs)
4. Sally ( from Nightmare Before Christmas) dress for a Barbie doll
5. Pod pillow http://pinterest.com/pin/482940760016688501/

Jewelry: http://pinterest.com/sammylouise40/fashion-wants/
1. Steampunk rings
2. Earrings (nothing too big though)
3. Anything with a gold ribbon (for childhood cancer awareness)
4. Anything with aquamarine (my birthstone) on it

1. Hooplas
2. Framed Cross-stitch
3. Anything Disney
4. Polymer clay charms
5. Pens (with fancy embellishments)

1. Stamps (block or acrylic)
2. Fabric for Sally dress (if not made)
3. Polymer clay
4. Ribbon
5. Rainbow Loom rubber bands

I'll include one large item. Character hoodies! I have a couple examples of hoodies I want in my Pinterest but any character from a fandom I have listed (or Disney) would be fine.
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Swapping altered puzzle pieces. PM me if interested in swapping.

Collect pressed pennies so feel free to include any local pennies in with swaps. Smiley

My Pinterest!
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015 11:13:57 AM »

I'm Karen G and I live in South Carolina (where we are getting some fiercely cold weather atm).
I'm a former ESL teacher; not working right now while we settle into our new surroundings.
I have 2 grown daughters (empty nest) and a husband.  Two labs (yellow & black) live here.

I'm a knitter and I do a slight bit of papercrafting as well.  Used to sew & hope to pick it back up.
I have a very large yarn stash & am trying my best not to buy more, but sometimes the pretty
colors of soft yarn just call my name  Smiley  I'm kayrun over on Ravelry, and here's a link to some of
my projects (not good about posting all that I make):
 feel free to PM me if there's a knitted something you'd like as a custom gift!  I'm open to suggestions~

Let's see, what else?  No allergies, but I really don't like smoky smells.
Favorite colors to wear = jewel tones or dark gray
Bathroom and kitchen are pale yellow; other colors in my house are dark blue & sage green.
I don't really wear much jewelry these days (non-pierced ears) -- sometimes a necklace or bracelet
(a couple of ideas on my pinterest)

Here's the list I've made, and I'll work on it more if it doesn't suit the swap~
oh, and my pinterest is:  https://www.pinterest.com/grogan0431/crafts/
the Crafts board is sort of my wishlist, but feel free to browse my other boards to get an idea
of my likes....
I've tried to mark items that I'd like to donate to Pine Ridge with PRR.

~ address labels for my new home -- maybe with birdie, trees, or chevron design?

~ greeting cards decorated with zentangle designs (or any greeting cards, really)

~ Hoopla  (some ideas of what I like are on my Craftster profile & I think I have a few marked on Pinterest)

~ zip pouches, esp 4 in. by 5 in.(approx) for organizing my purse

~ Teesha Moore patch or 2 -- going to collect to make a hanging or pillow (haven't gotten brave enough to try this myself yet)

~ Sewn bins to help me organize my yarn stash

~ Tote bags are nice to contain various knitting projects

~ 12-inch crocheted squares for a charity project (acrylic or superwash wool)

~ I never seem to knit myself anything, so fingerless gloves or mittens would be nice!
Here are some of my favorite designs:  http://www.ravelry.com/people/kayrun/favorites?q=mitts&view=

~ homemade body wash or scrub -- like lemon, lemongrass, clove or eucalyptus

~ baked goodies (esp if you have a low-calorie recipe!) -- also love homemade marshmallows & salted caramels!

~ something woven

~ simple cloth napkins (2 or 4) -- chevron fabric, perhaps

~ mug rug (sewn, approx. 6 by 6?) -- coffee themed or with caffeine molecule?

~ dishtowels with crochet or sewn topper (but I need it made with a buttonhole to pop over a drawer knob (1 inch wide -- my kitchen drawers don't have handles) -- or else with a small loop for hanging on knob

~ pocket-sized hand warmers for charity (made of flannel or fleece, or even a repurposed sweater might work)

~ Crocheted or knitted slippers for charity

~ stitch markers (any color) -- I esp have been needing the removable type lately, like:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/197566447/removable-stitch-markers-crochet-snag?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=stitch+markers+crochet&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery or

but I also like the snagless, like:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/179227400/snagless-stitch-markers-nothing-too?ref=shop_home_active_3

~ anything you can come up with that will make me start exercising a bit -- I've put on about 15 lb that I need to get off!!

~ I'm a huge fan of languages, so anything including typography from around the world is neat to me  Smiley

~ surprises are nice!  I'm really not picky -- make something you love, and I'm sure I'll love it as well  Smiley

Supplies:  I apparently tossed my cross stitch supplies when I moved this summer, and of course now I'm interested in making hooplas, so.....any maybe a little kit of your extra supplies would be nice?  Hoops, aida fabric, needles & floss, etc.


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