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Topic: STS Winter Market 2019 signups Sept 16-30;swap to 11/17/19  (Read 3166 times)
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« on: September 16, 2019 12:04:22 PM »

Have lots of crafty items to "sell"?  Want to "buy" fantastic crafts and supplies from a bunch of super cool crafters? Then this is the swap for you!

Swap name: Shop the Swap Winter Market 2019  
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Craftster member who is the backup organizers for this swap: loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 09/16/19 - 09/30/19
Date to send item by: Once someone claims from you, you have ONE WEEK to mail the item. The swap runs through to November 17 (**Please note that the last week November 10-17  will be for over/under 3 point shops only)
Limited to a certain number of people? 50
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes! Be aware that by signing up for this swap you are agreeing to ship items internationally if they are claimed by someone outside of your country

Additional Age requirement? YES **This swap is open to crafters who are 18+**

Discussion Thread!

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
- Has completed 2 swaps with positive feedback 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 18 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

All swappers MUST be pre-approved for this swap!

The Shop the Swap (or STS) is a different kind of swap in that we start with finished items.  We use a point system in which you price items in points that you receive when you sell your shop item to another swapper.  Once you have sent your claim out , you can use those points to buy any available item from any open shop in the swap.   Like the real world, you cant spend points that you dont have (no overdraft here) and you cant hoard your points under your mattress (you must close and go shopping when you have +7 points).  
If you are traveling or otherwise unable to keep your shop open, you can close for a short period of time (a week or two, please let the organizers know)

- Post a shop in this thread with at least 5 finished, handcrafted items for the other swappers to choose from.  You can also post a small amount of craft supply items at the bottom of your shop.  **Custom items can be offered, but must be finished and sent in a timely manner, so keep this in mind and only offer custom items that you can finish quickly.  Please let us know if you will be sending late.
-Handcrafted items from other people may be offered in your shop, BUT  be aware of the potential of hurt feelings when selling items made for you in other swaps.  This is a high profile swap that many people see.  Crafted items from others must be credited with the name of the creator or you will be requested to remove that item.
-Each item should have a SHORT identifiable title, description and picture.  Each item should be priced between 1 and 3 points.  Groups of items can be priced at a choice of 2 for 1 (or 3 for 1 etc).  Charge what you think is fair for your crafted item, considering time/supply cost/popularity.
-Check peoples wishlists and use the discussion thread for brainstorming any new items to offer in your shop.


-all persons new to the swap receive 3 points to spend.  This is a STS loan and you must leave with 3 points (in effect pay the loan back) for positive feedback.  
-Your shop must be open before you can spend your points in other shops.
-Remember there are no guarantees that claims will be made from your shop.  To make a sale you may need to adjust your prices or offer new crafted items/supplies.
-Everytime someone claims from you, you will get whatever point price you have listed for it.  List the claim at the bottom of your shop and add the points into pending and to your points total.  You cannot spend pending points.
-Once you have sent the claim, move the points into current.  All current points are spendable so go shopping!
-When you have +7 points (a TOTAL of current and pending) you must close your shop temporarily.  Edit your shop post to put CLOSED at the top in big bold letters that people will see.
-Once you go shopping (with your current points, you may have to ship first)and spend your points down to 5 or less, you can re-open your shop.
-Claims to and from you should be listed with your point tally at the bottom of your shop.  See the next post for the proper shop format.


-If any prior claims go missing you may be required to remake/refund the points/offer something else in your shop if you have no DC# or shipping receipt.  If you have a valid DC# or shipping receipt it is your decision whether you will replace the item or have me arrange an angel.  You will not get angel credit for replacing the item.

-Positive feedback will be given after the swap closing date of November 17/19 if you have 3 points and all your claims have been received.
-Negative feedback will be given for closing this swap with less than 3 points and/or not sending claims made to you.  If you need points, have a sale, let people know in the discussion thread, offer some supplies.  
-Spend your points down to 3 before the close of this round.  These points will not be returned to you should you join the STS in a future round.  So go shopping!

-Remember that you have ONE WEEK to ship from the day you receive a claim.
-All items are to be shipped AFTER an official claim is received; please do not ship custom items before we receive an official STS claim for them.  Items shipped before they are claimed will not be covered under our angel policy should they go missing.
- DC# are required on all claims if eligible AS PER CRAFTSTER SWAP RULES; if sending internationally please keep your postal receipt until your item is received.   Thin items can be padded with a plastic grocery bag or something similiar to make them thick enough for a DC#.  If your item has not been received within a reasonable time (3-4 weeks domestic; 4-5 weeks international) an angel can be arranged if you have a DC# or postal receipt.  If not you will be required to remake or offer something else from your shop and resend.
-Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

-It is your responsibility to keep relevant people informed of your shop and claim status  
-all claim/send/receive pms must be sent to both organizers as well as to the person you are claiming from/sending to.  Please check you're outgoing pm's to ensure that everyone has received a copy!!!!!!
-Poor communication will be noted in your feedback.  This includes not informing the organizers/other swappers of claim status via the correct claim format; not posting in the discussion thread.
-Do join in the lively conversation on the discussion thread which can be found here:   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457275.0

PLEASE PM THE ORGANIZERS alteredmommy, loves2experiment WITH THE FOLLOWING

(Make the title of your PM -  STS Winter Market 2019 SIGNUP)

Name of swap: Shop the Swap Winter Market 2019
Craftster username:
I am at least eighteen years old:
I have completed 2 swaps with positive feedback:
Email address:
Real name and mailing address (formatted for mailing):

Do you have at least 5 crafted items to start out with?
Have you read through the first 2 posts of guidelines/rules?
When will this swap be closed for claims?
What information needs to be kept current at the TOP of your shop?
Fall leaves or winter snowpeople?
Favourite winter drink?

Feel free to ask alteredmommy or loves2experiment if you have any questions!!

Shops from previous rounds:

Spring Market 2019   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457692.0

Winter Market 2018   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455970.0

Spring Market 2018   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454434.0

Winter Market 2017   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453133.0

Spring Market 2017   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452033.0

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019 12:05:13 PM »

Shop format

Name of your shop and a brief bio, your location, allergy info..
OPEN or CLOSED  <<remember to change this when you need too!!>>

-List all crafted items you have to offer, either by high point to low point, newest to oldest-however you like to organize your items.
-A good picture of your item makes it much more likely to be claimed
-Make sure every item has a SHORT recognizable title that can be used in claiming (and makes it much easier for cutting and pasting to the claims list)
-Clearly mark the price of the item (1-3 points) in whole numbers only please-while you can list things for .25 or .5, there has to be enough of the items so people can make a whole number claim
-List how many of the items are available
-Once items are claimed, it is your responsibility to remove them from your shop to avoid claim confusion.  Pictures can be transferred to the gallery for each round.
-Include a brief description of the item

-Craft supply items can be listed after crafted items.  Please keep these to a  manageable amount and if you have more than a few use thumbnails for pictures.  If you put the thumbnail links together with no spaces they will show up in a line.
At the end of your shop please put your claims list and point total

Claims made from me -  <<List all claims made to your shop for the current round only like this:>>
to alteredmommy  fabulous soap (2 pt)

Claims I have made -  <<List all claims that you make to other people like this>>
from loves2experiment fabulous roving (2 pt)

Started with: 3   <<This is how many points you start the round with>>
Pending:2           <<This is the point total of claims made to you that HAVE NOT BEEN SENT YET-once you
                               send these points get removed from pending and added to current points
Current:1            <<These are your spendable points from claims that you HAVE SENT-the point value of any
                                claims you make gets deducted from here

TOTAL: 3           <<This is the total of PENDING and CURRENT points.  When the total is +7 you must temporarily
                               close your shop and spend (using current points) down to 5 or less

A wishlist of items you would love to see in peoples shops can be included at the bottom of your shop  


Claim/Send/Receive pm format

All pms must be sent to both organizers alteredmommy, loves2experiment AND the person you are claiming/sending/receiving from.  All pms must be sent in the proper format to be valid, the FIRST properly formatted claim for any item wins the claim.  

Here is an example of a claim made on January 1:
To: alteredmommyloves2experimentperson you are claiming from
Subject: STS Winter Market 2014 Claim

Send by January 8
Phizzychick to alteredmommy 5 neato cards (1 pt)
                                        -bunch of doo-dads .5, bird necklace .5 (1 pt)
Cheryl DM
10 moose eating my yard street
My town, AB
Canada,  H0H 0H0

Here is a line by line breakdown:

TO:   <<both organizers must be in this line and the person you are sending to.  We need to see all names in this line for the claim to be valid.  Make sure you use the To: space and NOT the bcc space.  Please check your outgoing message copy to see that the correct people received the pm and resend the message to everyone if anyone gets missed-this is REALLY, REALLY important and we dont mind getting copies as long as we eventually get a correct one!  Hint- write the names with quote marks around each one except the last>>
SUBJECT:  <<STS Winter Market 2014  Claim  OR Send OR Receive Please make sure the subject line is correct as it really helps with filing the hundreds of pms into the proper folder>>

SEND BY  <<7 days from the date that the claim was made, which is the date directly under the claim date on the calendar, include this on ALL claim/send/receive pms>>

person you are claiming from to alteredmommy 5 neato cards (1 pt)
                                                  -  bunch of doo dads .5, bird necklace .5 (1 pt)
<<the person you are claiming from goes first, you go second>>
<<use the brief title of the item on ONE line, please write the claim beside the swapper names (this needs to be cut and pasted to the list)>>
<<claims must be made in whole points, if claiming a number of items listed as fractions of points you need to claim enough to add up to a whole point>>
<<each full point claim should be written on a separate line>>
<<multiple part point claims should be written as 1 claim as above>>
your address, written as it should be for mailing

<<you can copy the original claim made to you, make sure you change the SUBJECT line.    Obviously when you send a claim, your name goes first and the person you are sending to goes second.>>

<<again you can copy the original claim, making sure you change the SUBJECT line to receive

Any personal comments or messages (I love this  thankyou etc..) needs to be put at the BOTTOM  of your message so we can see the claim info.

General Info

what about customs and holding claims  <<<<please read!!
Putting items on hold in your shop is up to your own discretion.  Only items that are currently listed in your shop can be put on hold.  Holds should only be accepted when your shop is open, if a shop is closed and you are itching to claim something please pm the shop owner and ask that they let you know when they reopen so you can claim.  Custom items should be posted and reserved on hold for the person you made them for, then they can submit a formal claim.  Please do not ask people via private message to hold items for you until you can submit a proper claim; this is not an acceptable way around the "first properly formatted claim wins the item" rule.  And as always please be reasonable about the time you expect someone to hold an item for you.

My points/claims don't match what I think they should. Is something wrong?
If it has been awhile since you made the claim or if any of the organizers admit to having been drunk/sick/tired/attending to life in the real world when we last updated the claims or points, go ahead and send us a PM. Otherwise, give us time to get caught up with claims. If your claim is a few days old and not has not shown up on the list, please send us a pm inquiring about it (it may have been missed in the hundreds of pms that we get or not messaged to everyone)

I think I have 7 points but you only show me with 6, am I closed? OR I think I have 6 points but you show me with 7, am I open? OR Why are my points still pending, I sent those items?
In general, if you have recently changed your points, you're probably right and the point total is probably out of date.  Please close your shop when you know you're at 7 points.  Re-open your shop when you know you are at 5 points or less. And, if you've sent us a PM saying you sent items, go ahead and spend the points, even if they still show as pending points on the list.

Why do I have to list my claims in my shop? Aren't you keeping track of my points?
Yes! We are keeping track of your points, and in any disagreement, ours is the list that counts. But to make it easier to resolve any disagreements, we'd like to be able to compare your list of what you think you've claimed/has been claimed from you, and compare it to our list.  I do go through everyones shops on occasion to add up points and make sure were all on the same page.
Also, if you keep a running list of your claims in your shop, it makes it much easier for people to look at your shop and figure out if you are open or closed in case you havent updated recently or when the points list hasn't been updated in the last 5 minutes!

If you have any further questions, please dont hestitate to pm the organizers!!!

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019 12:09:02 PM »

List of Claims!

Not yet sent
Late with communication
Missing in action with no communication

Total Stats:
Number of claims made so far this round: 24
Number of points spent so far this round: 33
Number of claims sent: 24
Number of claims received: 22

send by sep 28
fishstix43 to Smeddley - mini vacuum attachments - (1)

send by oct 8
fishsitx43 to loves2experiment - handspun yarn - (2)
Smeddley to loves2experiment - f-c gel crayons - (1)
loves2experiment to fishstix43 - scrappy traveler's journal cover #1 - (2)

send by oct 9
Smeddley to thanate - bracelet leather w/ green + 4x large reclaimed clips + daffodils linen - (1)
thanate to Smeddley - stitching on paper pumpkin & bunny + tea bag felties - (1)
thanate to Smeddley - fabric grab bag cotton - (1)

Mlsocci74 to LadybugsAndBumblebees - 2 keychains #1 & #3 - (1)

send by oct 13
Watsonc7 to LadybugsAndBumblebees - scrappy braided bowl #6 - (1)

send by oct 17
LadybugsAndBumblebees to fishstix43 - purple soapsaver + single blue washcloth - (1)
Watsonc7 to Smeddley - small paws boxy bag + japanese knot bag lime  - (2)

send by oct 18
Smeddley to LadybugsAndBumblebees - halloween ami set - (1)

send by oct 22
Smeddley to Watsonc7 - punch embroidery kit - (2)

send by oct 30
LadybugsAndBumblebees to thanate - 8 carabiners + 1 set make-up remover/face cleaners - (2)

send by oct 31
alteredmommy to Mlsocci74 - handmade marble paper - (1)
LadybugsAndBumblebees to Smeddley - rainbow colored scarf - (2)
LadybugsAndBumblebees to Smeddley - earwarmer - (1)

send by nov 03
Smeddley to thanate - stitch markers blue - (1)

send by nov 09
thanate to LadybugsAndBumblebees - 3 butterfly, 3 heart & 3 tree buttons - (3)

send by nov 10
thanate to Watsonc7 - teacup charms - (1)

send by nov 13
alteredmommy to thanate - junk journal turquoise - (2)

send by nov 14
loves2experiment to alteredmommy - 3 cord wraps sashiko, science & gray - (1)
Smeddley to alteredmommy - purple stitch markers - (1)
Smeddley to alteredmommy - dpn holders orange & purple paisley + red & navy x stitch hoops - (1)

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019 12:10:14 PM »

Witches!  Bats!  Spiders!

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019 12:14:58 PM »

Points as of 12:50pm (MST) November 7/19

alteredmommy   4   2   6
fishstix43   3   0   3
greybird   3   0   3
inflation fund   3   0   3
loves2experiment   2   0   2
Mlsocci74   3   0   3
Smeddley   1   0   1
Watsonc7   3   0   3
LadybugsAndBumblebees   3   0   3
thanate   3   0   3

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019 12:15:56 PM »

the altered atelier


Welcome to my shop with items coming to you from Northern Alberta Canada!  I live in a smoke free home but do have a dog and a cat so there is a distinct possibility of animal hair on my stuff Smiley

junk journals-blue cover or turquoise cover  2 points each
Fun handmade 6.5"x5" journals full of mixed paper-magazines/brown/art papers/postcards and other stuff from my ephemera stash.  Scattered with envelopes full of surprises!

Super slouchy Felicity hat  1 point
Knit in Isaac Mizrahi craft Acrylic and Superwash wool, colourway Julliard (cream with copper accent)

Green leaf print slouchy beret  1 point
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (Hand wash. dry flat)

Faux cable beret  1 point
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Sagebrush (hand wash dry flat)


coming soon!  Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular because I have 2 roomfulls of stash to downsize!

claims from me:
to mlsocci74-handmade marbled paper (1)
to thanate-turquoise junk journal (2)

claims I've made:

Points started with  3
Current- 4

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019 12:17:42 PM »

loves2experiment's  shop    
All items (excluding supplies) are handcrafted by me in a non-smoking, pet-free household. Cheesy

EARRINGS #1  0.5 point
Made with amethyst beads, metal beads and metal findings.

EARRINGS #2  0.5 point
Ear threaders with Czech glass beads, metal beads and metal findings.

CORD WRAP  0.5 point each or 3 for 1 point
Choice of following:
Measures approximately 2.25" by 4.25".  Velcro closure.  
Perfect for keeping your device cords, in-ear headphones, etc. tangle-free.
Refer to picture for example of cord wrap in use.

Approximate dimensions of 3.5" by 5.25".  Tiny bird/spoilt rotten zipper charm.

Approximate dimensions of 5.625' by 6.5".

Approximately 5.5" by 7".  This is for the cover only, no notebook inserts, folders, etc. included.

claims from my shop:
send by oct 8
loves2experiment to fishstix43 - scrappy traveler's journal cover #1 - (2)
send by nov 14
loves2experiment to alteredmommy - 3 cord wraps sashiko, science & gray - (1)

claims made by me:
send by oct 8
fishstix43 to loves2experiment - handspun yarn - (2)
Smeddley to loves2experiment - f-c gel crayons - (1)

started: 3
current: 3
pending: 0
total: 3

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019 06:52:19 PM »

Smeddley's Shoppe
Please note there is a dog in this shop, and try as I might, there may be a stray dog hair or two.

SALE!  As I am completely out of points and still want to claim things, I'm having a sale.  I couldn't decide between half price and buy a point, get half a point free... one is a better deal, but one gets rid of more things...  so it's BUYER'S CHOICE!

Choose "BOGHF" (buy one get half free) or "HPS" (half price sale) and shop accordingly!

The shop is currently
please come in and browse!
(and check back - more coming soon!)

Custom Amigurumi (message for prices!)

DPN Holders - 0.5 pnts each

L to R claim as Green Patterned, Orange Paisley, Purple Paisley, Blue Mod, or - FREE WITH ANY PURCHASE Blue Misshapen
(more available upon request!)

Stitch Markers: 1 pnt/set
Claim as Purple (left) or Blue (right)

Crochet Monster - 1 pnt

Sonic Screwdriver -0.25 pnts

Birds Nest Bracelets - 0.25 pnts ea

Upper - Cotton w/blue bead
Lower - Leather w/green beads

Ami Fish - 0.25 pnts

Afghan (made by someone else) approx 3' x 5', granny rectangle pattern - 1 pnt


Top Row:
Giant Monster Bunny (0.25 pnts), Flying Pig (0.5 pnts), Unicorn (0.25 pnts), You Rock (0.25pnts)
Next Row:
Stained Glass (L, R) - 0.25 pnts each, Heart (L, R) - 0.25 pnts each
Third Row:
Let it be (1, 2, 3, 4) - 0.25
Row D:
Bird in Hat (0.75 pnts), Half Evil (0.75 pnts), Feather (0.5 pnts), Nest (0.25 pnts)
(I have better pictures of most of these and will try to re-take the photo as soon as there's sunlight, but if you want to see a better shot of any of them, let me know!)

Set of off-white Mug Rugs - 0.25 pnts


Reclaimed Hooks and Clips - 2 for 0.25 pnts
(clips come in tiny (1 avail), small (2 avail), medium brown (1 avail), medium (15 avail), large purple (1 avail), and large (4 avail)
(claim hooks by row and column number!)

Cross Stitch Hoops - 0.5 pnts each

Blue 8", Blue 5", Red 5", Navy 6", Green 6"

Purple Faerie - 0.75 pnt (BLUE FAIRY CLAIMED!)


Learn to Knit (0.5 pnts), Weekend Log Cabin Quilts (0.5 pnts)

Fourth of July themed stuff - 1 pnt

Bellydance scarf started - includes scarf, beads, coins, and cross-stitch floss - 1 pnt

Tassels! Tassels! Tassels!

Red and Off-White, 0.5 pts/10 tassels.  76 available

Various Tassels pack 2 - 2 pnts

Sturdy Blue Fabric with Embroidery - 1.5 pnts
Fabric is 34" wide and has 2 sections each of 8" and 12" tall embroidery

Sheer Brown Fabric with Embroidery - 1 pnt
Fabric is twice as long as the embroidery and there's a bit of a border on the other side, but main embroidery measures 36" x 11"

Thimbles - 0.25 pnts each
(Simplicty* - it is broken is is free with any thimble claim!)

Top, L to R: St Louis, Woman, Rdo de Granada, Isle of Skye, Birds, Brussels
Bottom, L to R: Jamaica, Red Squirrel, Baltimore, Blue Birds, Simplicity*


Misc Bits (denim and multi-floof and tiny flag things) - 0.25 pnts

More Yarn!
All Skeins 0.5 Points

Top: Thick Blue Yarn
Middle (L-R): Green/Brown Homespun, Green Fuzzy, Beige Jersey, Blue Quickie
Bottom (L-R): Black Fizzle, Chrysalis Velvet, Green Loopy

Lot of Large Buttons: 0.25 pnts

Gently used crayons
Art Appeal - 1 pnt
F-C Gel Crayons - 1 pnt

Folds in Flight Origami Kit - 1 pnt

Watch Kit - 1 pnt

Old Linens - a lot of these aren't in the best shape, but parts could be repurposed and reused.  I try to note the big defects where I can, but most do have some age-related discoloring and wear.

Purple Flower Runner, approx 36" long - 0.25 pnts

Square Floral tablecloth, two patterns repeated, approx 30" square - 0.5 pnts

Purple Tea Towel, only one side embroidered - 0.25 pnts

Daffodils - 0.25 pnts

Orange Thing - 0.25 pnts

Blue Tea Towel (one side only embroidered) - 0.25 pnts

Basket Runner, design in the center on one side - 0.25 pnts

The following stitchery things were given to me, let me know if you want more info/better pictures, I'm describing as best I can!  I'm be honest, they smell a bit... stuffy, but not awful and I think they've just been in storage too long and need to be washed/aired.

Crewel Flowers 1  - 0.25 pnts
Very slightly started crewel kit

Crewel Flowers 2 - 0.5 pnts
Brand new crewel kit

Crewel Milk Can - 0.5 pnts
Very Slightly started crewel kit

Sampler - 0.5 pnts
Almost finished stitchery piece

Weirdly stiff stitched pieces, free with any claim

House, Pattern, Medallion

Tree - 0.25 pnts

Give Stitching Kit - 0.5 pnts

Cross-Stitch Bedspread - 1.5 pnts
I think all the cross-stitching is done, it just needs to be quilted

Peach and Maroon Yarn - 1 pnt

Blue = sent
Purple = received

Claims made from me:
loves2experiment - F-C Gel Crayons - 1 pnt
thenate - birds nest bracelet, leather w/ green, 4x large reclaimed clips, Daffodils (linens) - 1 pnt
ladybugsandbumblebees - Halloween Amigurumi - 1 pnt
Watsonc7 -punch embroidery kit - 2 pnts

thanate - blue stitch markers - 1 pnt

Claims I have made:
Fishstix43 - Mini Vacuum Attachments - 1 pnt
thenate - pumpkin and bunny embroidery, fabric grab bag - 2 pnts
Watsonc7 - small paw box bag, lime japanese knot bag - 2 pnts
LBB - Rainbow scarf and earwarmer - 3 pnts

Starting Points: 3
  (+)Earned Points: 9
  (-)Spent Points: 5
Pending Points: 0
Current Points: 1

Total Points: 1
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Fishstix43s STS Shop - OPEN

Hi! Im Alicia from Pittsburgh, PA. I have 2 cats, so there are likely a few hairs on yarn or fabric crafts, despite my best efforts.


Floral Dandelion Double Zipper Purse: 2 points. Full size handbag made from heavy cotton outer floral fabric, vinyl straps and bottom, and silky cream-colored lining inside. Per the name, there are two long zipper pockets, and several slip pockets in between, held closed by a magnetic snap.

Chobe Bag: 2 points. Large handbag made from upcycled jeans.  Has a recessed zipper top, and one of the jeans pockets on the inside as a slip pocket.  The lining is peachy-orange gingham cotton, and the bottom and handle are brown vinyl.

Laney Hobo Bag: 1.5 points.  A tote-style handbag made from vibrant green linen with tie closure and silky brown lining.  

Stranded Colorwork Hat: 1 point.  Mix of handspun wool and acrylic.  

Maroon Leaves Zip Pouch: 1 point. Large zip pouch (a little bigger than a paperback book). Lined with silky purple lining.

Mixed Media ATCs: 0.25 pt each.  Claim by number 1-12.  

Claims made from me

Fishstix43 to Smeddley: Mini Vacuum Attachments: 1 point - Send by September 28
fishstix43 to loves2experiment - handspun yarn - (2) - Send by Oct 8

Claims I have made
loves2experiment to fishstix43 - scrappy traveler's journal cover #1 - 2 points - Send by Oct 8
LadybugsAndBumblebees to fishstix43 - purple soapsaver and single blue washcloth - 1 point - Send by October 17th

Started with - 3
Current - 3
Pending - 0
Total - 3

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019 05:35:47 AM »

Thanate's Things is CLOSED
(All items from a dusty house with a cat)

Machine Embroidery

Art flags, 1 pt each:

"friend" or "serenity"

"rainbow sheep"

Vote (blue earth), Vote (purple earth)

Vote wave, Vote like you care, mini vote (brown, blue, or white)

Freestanding lace, 1 pt each:

slightly wonky calavera flags: black (2), white, or purple, & keys: glow-in-the-dark or silver

Stitching on paper:

1 pt each: fairy, pink & blue roses, crane, dragon, skeletal heart hands (glow in the dark), roses on yellow
.5 pt: waterlily, slightly off the paper

.5 pt each: pumpkins(2), bunny, graveyard
1 pt each: rose, blue wave, white wave

designs on felt, .5 pt each:

Craft Army (grey or yellow), book love (I have 7+ of these)

dragon, unicorn, swirly horse, gray wave, branching deer, swirly reindeer

designs on fleece, .5 pts each"

eastern dragon, bow, tree of life

candles(3): .25 pts, letter feltie .25 pts
freestanding cat doll: 1pt
freestanding rabbit doll: 1pt
bibliophile: .5 pts

Weird crap, free with any claim:

conjoined pink & orange things, wrinkly sewing supplies, blue canvas test, torn feltie envelope, oak leaf feltie (tip went off the felt), paper heart (stitching pulled through on one of the curves), witch hats(2) & tea bag felties (backs don't cover all the way)

buttons & charms

Chunky clay buttons and charms, 3/claim.  I have:
3 blue butterflies
3 green butterflies (some have blueish parts)
18 teacups charms
6 bells
4 4-hole buttons
3 trees
10 hearts
5 ducks
2 mushrooms
(feel free to mix & match if desired)

Grab Bags:
1 claim each:
*Stamps!: a snack-sized ziplock bag stuffed full of vintage stamps, mostly US, from various eras.  
*Fabric! (specify quilting cotton or misc): an 8x10 or larger envelope filled with patchwork-suitable pieces.  Some may be small, but at least 3" square unless you ask for smaller.
*Craft magazines: mostly crochet, mostly 1990s. But I also have some Workbasket & some knitting things; I'll fill a USPS flat-rate envelope with these; feel free to PM if you're looking for anything in particular.

Embroidery commissions: 1 claim for whatever fits in my machine's 4" hoop (generally 1 standard design or 4 felties)... very incomplete list of what I have here: https://www.pinterest.com/interfacemasque/embroidery-designs-i-have/ but ask if you're looking for something you don't see, since my two main sources for designs no longer support pinterest.  Cry

round bits with leaf & seed head imprints,  .5 points: green, brown, or blue (w/ holes for hanging, sort of intended as a dirty windchime top)
Star ornaments no longer available
large clay shape (I was thinking perhaps of weaving something off it?) 1 point
small clay shape (no idea, but maybe it speaks to you?) .25 points
dark glazed small vase or bobby pin holder, 1 point

Bead embroidered pin/broach, .5 point:

Bead Embroidered doll-scale cameo necklaces, .25 points each:

(that's 1/4" wide ribbon)

pearl strand & crochet garland, acquired from a thrift store, 1/2 claim
23+ yards of upholstry trim, in 3 or 4 pieces, faded in spots

cuff bracelets, 0.5 points each:

Claim as Red, Wide gray, or dragonfly

points begun: 3
points spent:6
points pending:0
points earned:6
current points total: 3

claims by me:
birds nest bracelet, leather w/ green=.25 pt
4x large reclaimed clips=.5 pt
Daffodils (linens)=.25 pt
=1 pt total, due Oct 9

all 8 "thingys" (carabiners)=0.8pts
1 set of make-up remover/face cleaners=1pt
+1 more make-up remover for the extra 0.2pts (as agreed w/ LBaBB in advance)
=2pts total, Send by October 30

Smeddley- stitch markers (blue), 1pt, send by Nov 3

alteredmommy-junk journal (turquoise)=2pts, send by Nov 13

Claimed from me:
to Smeddley
Stitching on paper - .5 pt each: pumpkin, bunny - 1 pnt
Fabric Grab Bag (cotton) - 1 pnt
& tea bag feltie (free)
=2pts, SENT

11/9 to Ladybugsandbutterflies
3 butterfly buttons, 3 heart buttons, 3 tree buttons
total: 3 points--SENT

11/10 to Watsonc7 - teacup charms - (1)--SENT
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019 06:35:39 AM »

✂️ Christy's Crafties ✂️

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Hey! My name is Christy and I live in Maryland with my husband, daughter, and 2 small dogs.  


Random Snap Pouches (pink, multi, green/grey, lines left, or lines right) -- .25 point each

Harry Potter mouse pad -- 1/2 point
I made this from our old mousepad, stripped the cover off it, and recovered with Potter fabric.  

Japanese knot bags (blue or lime) -- 1/2 point each
About the size of a small purse.

Pokemon water bottles (Meowth, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, & Flareon) -- 1 point each
Brand new wrist strap (inside bottles) bottles from Pick Your Plum.  I cut and attached vinyl characters.  **Handwash Only* to protect the vinyl.

Envelope door hanging pocket  -- 1 point
reptilian lil pocket envies to hold phone, keys, mail, whatev.  Cotton fabric with stiff interfacing to help it keep it's shape.  They are about 7.25" wide x 11" to the top.

Snap clutch (claim as number)  -- 1 point each
They are 4" x 6.5".

Scrappy braided baskets (claim by number.  SOLD: #6) -- 1 point each, or 3 for 2 points
If you need rough dimensions or pics of certain ones, just throw me a line Smiley

Lil drawstring tote -- 1.5 points  
Kid or lunch sized tote with an expandable drawstring pouch that allows even more goodies to be stuffed in there.  First pic shows the front and back of each tote.

Passport case (map, yellow, bird, gold, or clouds) -- 1.5 point each
Each of these are made with faux leather-ish and cotton material.  The fabric on the strip is the fabric on the inside (first pic shows what insides look eat plants).
I have 2 clouds available.

 Microwave bowl holders (waves, blue/green, or black flowers)  --  2 points per set
 These bowl holders are made with 100% cotton fabric, thread, and double layer of batting.  They are perfect for protecting your hands from hot bowls![/i]

Nesting scrappy braided basket sets (blue or pink) -- 2 points/set of 3

Big boxy bag (paws, vintage ladies, or cassette) -- 2 points  
About 9" L x 5.25" W x 4.75" H.
I made one of these to carry some treats and a few fav toys when we travel with our dogs.  

I made this one using a reusable shopping bag and a random free motion quilted fabric lining.  The shopping bag "fabric" gives it a plastic-y crunchy feel and helps it hold it's shape better.

This one is a bit shorter and fatter 8" x 6.5" x 3.5".  Made with a Half Price Books cassette reusable shopping bag with a quilted cotton interior.  It does have a handle on the side (I just realized it doesn't show in the pic).

Minecraft Creeper panel  --  2 points  
I had planned to make this pieced panel into a pillowcase (explains the solid strip on the left), but my daughter wasn't really interested in Minecraft creeper decorations by the time I finished the panel, uggg.  Would be a good start to a lap blanket, too!  Approx 30" W x 23" H.


Sewing Patterns (claim by pattern number: 1731, 7407, 6475, 2083, 2855, 5540) --- .50 each

Arrows (pack of 3) -- .50 for all

3 Rolls of Ribbon -- FREE WITH CLAIM (any or all --- ORANGE IS SOLD)


to LadybugsAndBumblebees - scrappy basket #6 - 1 - due 10/12
to Smeddley -- Small paws boxy bag + Japanese knot bag (lime) - 2 - due 10/17

from Smeddley - punch embroidery kit - 2 - due 10/22
from thanate - teacup charms - 1 - due 11/10



Started with:  3 (sold 3, bought 3)
Pending:         0 (claims not sent)
Current:         3 (spendable points = claims sent - claims made)

TOTAL:      3 (pending + current, when +7 close store and spend down)

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Currently the shop is:

Emporium of goodies
Bird Friendly, smoke free home  Smiley




Current: 3
Pending: 0
Total:    3

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Hi!  My name is Barbara and I live in Long Island, NY.  My house contains no allergens or smokers.  We have three bearded dragons, but they never go near anything that I craft with or that is already made.

My shop is currently OPEN   Cheesy
I just reduced prices on almost everything!




*All scarves are 2 points each.*


This is a crocheted scarf in an interesting pattern, comprised of different shades of green.  It measures six inches across and measures approximately five and a half feet long.

This is a crocheted scarf, called a 'keyhole scarf' because of the way it has a space for you to pull the other end of it thru, for a nice, snug fit!  It is shades of pink, yellow, and gray.It measures five inches in width and four and 3/4 feet in length.

This is a rainbow colored scarf that measures five and 3/4 inches across and a little over six feet in length.
*rainbow scarf has been claimed*

This is a ruffle scarf, crocheted in shades of burgundy and rust red.  It measures approximately five feet in length.

*1 point.*

This earwarmer was crocheted using the same rainbow yarn as the rainbow scarf in this shop.  It measures three inches in height and nine inches across (laid flat).  It fit the Styrofoam head perfectly, so if you have a bigger head, don't worry....the earwarmer has some give. Grin
*earwarmer has been claimed*


*All SETS (2) of washcloths are .50 point, single washcloths are .10 point.*
single blue washcloth is claimed

These are crocheted wash/dish cloths that have a loop on one corner for hanging to dry or between uses.  Each one measures approximately five inches by five inches, and is crocheted using cotton yarn.  Each claim includes two of the same color wash/dishcloths-*except for the ones on the right, which I only have one each of.


*Each soapsaver is .25 point.*
purple soapsaver is claimed

These are crocheted soapsavers.  You can put a full bar of soap in one and use it to wash with, or you can save the slivers of soap that remain after you've used almost the entire bar.  They are crocheted using cotton yarn and have a loop on the top for hanging and can tie shut.  They measure approximately three and a half inches across by four and 3/4 inches in length.  Choose by color.


*Each set of seven rounds is 1 point.*

These are crocheted circles, made using cotton yarn.  They are perfect for removing makeup and/or washing your face.  One claim will include seven rounds.  Each round is approximately the same size, the largest one measuring two and a half inches across.  (If you have a preference, ask for what color you want your group of them to be.)*eight rounds are claimed*


*This wreath is .10 point.*

This is a wreath I crocheted using one of the Haagen-Dacz lids!  As you can see, it has a loop up top for hanging.  The true colors don't show up well here.  The yarn used is a grass green and a light hunter green.  You could use this as-is, or sew your favorite decorations on it!  It measures five inches across.

I am not sure of the purpose of these items, but they sure are cute!  As you can see from the photo I have several of them, in colors of blue, red, and green.  There is a hanger on the back of each of them, and a notch in the mittens.  I'm not sure what went there, but figure if you want them, you could come up with something.  They each measure four inches across at the widest point and three inches top to bottom.  Grin (Note, I'd like to disclose that when I moved them, some of the mittens came loose from the snowman.  It worked to just push it back in, but you may want to add a dab of glue if you claim these.)  .10 pt. each

These are two small embroidery sets, never opened.  .10 pt. each


All of these are crocheted by me, using acrylic yarn on the market bags and cotton yarn on the smaller purses.  Please let me know if you would like one in another color.  I cannot custom make one at this time, but I do have several already made in stock.

This purse has a strap long enough to wear crossbody.  The purse itself measures six inches in length by five inches across.  (This purse has a keyring on it so you can attach your keys and not lose them, and has a cluster of rhinestones charm on it in one corner at the top.  .5 pt.

This purse measures approximately one foot in length and nine inches across.  .5 pt.

This market bag measures approximately eight and a half inches in length and eight and a half inches in width.  .5 pt.


These are crochet top dish dryers that can loop and be buttoned shut on a oven door or cabinet handle for easy access and so it doesn't fall on the floor and get dirty.  Both are crocheted using acrylic yarn.  They both measure approximately 18 inches top to bottom (starting from top of loop).  I have several others made in other colors and different towels; please let me know if you would like to see one of them.  .5 pt. each

This is a beaded snowman necklace.  The necklace part measures nine inches in length, and the pendant part measures one and a half inches in length and 3/4 of an inch in width.  .10 pt.


*Each lid is .25 point.*

These are the lids from Haagen-Dacz ice cream.  (Yes, I ate all the pints myself!  Cheesy)  They are great for crafting with, and pretty sturdy too!  (Take a look at the wreath I'm offering in my shop, that was made with one of these lids with the paper cut out of it.)  They measure four inches across.

*Each metal lid is .10 point.*

These are metal lids.  I don't know why I just have the lids, but I do.  I thought they may be good for making magnets with or ornaments or something.  The bigger ones measure two and 3/4 inches across, and the smaller ones measure two and 1/4 inches across.

*Set of five clothes pins for .10 point.*

This is a set of five wooden clothespins.  They measure four inches in length.

*One "thingy" for .10 point.*

I'm not sure what these are called, but I have them!  Roll Eyes  The big ones measure three inches in height, and the smaller ones measure two and a half inches in height.  Choose by color.*all carabiners have been claimed*


LadybugsAndBumblebees to Smeddley

rainbow colored scarf - 2 pnts
earwarmer - 1 pnt

TOTAL: 3 pnts

LadybugsAndBumblebees to thanate

all carabiners and 8 face rounds-2 pnts

TOTAL: 3 pnts


Misocci to LadybugsAndBumblebees

two keyrings-1 pnt

Watsonc7 to LadybugsAndBumblebees

braided fabric bowl-1 pnt

thanate to LadybugsAndBumblebees

three sets of three buttons-3 pnts

Started with:  3
Current:  3
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2019 05:22:49 PM »

Melissa's Marvelous Goods

Shop is currently: OPEN

Hello.  I am Melissa from Northeast Pennsylvania.  Mom of four (23 and 18) and twin boys (3).  Love crafting all different mediums.  Have an idea for a something different in my shop (custom keychain/necklace etc), just message me.  As I may be able to do it for you.  Smiley  

1/4 Point Items

1/2 Point Items (please claim in whole points)

12mm stud earrings - surgical steel posts
tan faux suede
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr
red faux suede
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr
cream faux leather
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr
buffalo plaid faux leather
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr
peacock green faux leather
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr
black faux suede
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr
yellow faux leather
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr

Custom Pocket Mirror (your design or let me know a design you are looking for)

Keychains or Necklaces (you choose which you want).  1" pendant.  silver plated.  chain is 18".  Order with # and either necklace or keychain please -1/2pt each

1 Point Items:

altered mini (4in) mini embroidery hoop
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr

PHOTOGRAPHY:  choose 2-5x7 or 1 8x10 or 20 flat cards without envelopes (postcard size) or 10 folded cards with envelopes.  Cards will be printed by me on a laser printer.  the folded or flat cards will have a white border as I have yet to invest in a laser borderless printer.  lol  The 5x7 or 8x10 will be professionally printed from a photo lab For notecards or postcards you can mix and match photos

Wizard of Oz theme notebook.  80 pages all blank *if looking for custom design, lined pages or another idea - just message*

Perpetual calendar/card organizer book.  Months have space to put important dates and there is a folder to put cards, receipts, gift cards etc.  

web info book.  each page has place to write login, password, important notes.  50 pages(100 sides).  I can make as many as needed.  

Gelli Necklaces.  Did prints with gelli plate and created 1" pendant necklaces with them.  Choose by number gone are #1 and #2

8x10 mixed media canvas

Custom Keychain or necklace like ones shown in 1/2 pt section.  Choose your favorite saying/song lyrics/picture.  Have an idea, let's work on making it happen.  Smiley

2 Best bitches keychains or necklaces - 1pt

2 Partners in Crime Keychains or necklaces - 1pt

Set of 10 wish bracelets.  Assortment similar to shown.  All individually packaged perfect for stocking stuffers, gift giving, etc.

2 Point items


1/4 point items:

25 Tibetan Silver Infinity 23x25mm (5 available)

25 Assorted Color Infinity 31x13mm (5 available)

1/2 point items:

1 point items:

Large K& Company Smash book (1 avail):
Untitled by Melissa, on Flickr

Claims made from me:
Send by October 9 -Mlsocci74 to LadybugsAndBumblebees- 2 keychains #4 (love you more) .5 pt #3 (Jack & Sally) .5pt  1 point total

Claims I have made:
Send by 10/31-Alteredmommy to mlsocci74 - handmade marble paper - 1pt

Current: 2

Fun yarns/fibers
sari silk ribbon/yarn
Etched glass baking/pie pan
wine goodies (personalized glasses/slumped bottles/etc)
fun decorations Smiley
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