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« on: December 31, 2005 10:36:58 AM »

Swap name: Birthday Month Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: orangeabsinthe (organizers change every month)
Sign-up date range: 12/31/05-1/31/06
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim someone
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no!
Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes!
All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages!
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:  This swap was organized so everyone can get something crafty for their birthday!  Please read the guidelines carefully.
  • If your birthday is in January, please think of a list of things that you would want to receive.  The more you think of, the better.  The last wish you will post is "a surprise."  Then you will post a bio about yourself, including where you are from and what your birthday is.  As soon as you've decided, PM me with your information.
  • Once I PM you and let you know you have been approved, you may post you list and bio on this thread.  Please post lists only.  No discussion on this thread please
  • Everyone will then go through the lists and choose a craftster they want to send a birthday gift to.  Your birthday does not have to be in January for you to craft for someone.  If you want to choose someone, just PM me with your info (including your address, please), who you want to craft for, and what item, and I will send you their address.
  • If you chose to craft for someone, you have 2 weeks to get the item out the door.  If two weeks pass, and I don't hear anything from youyou guessed it, negative feedback!
  • Each person can be chosen unlimited times!  HERE'S THE CATCH- if you get chosen, you must send the person who crafted for you a thank you note in the mail.  You will get negative feedback if you do not send a thank you note (it can be a postcard even).  I think this is a fair trade for all the crafty goodness you'll be getting!
  • It is super important for everyone to keep good communication.  When you send, let me know, and of course, don't forget the DC#.  When you receive, let me know and publically announce in the gallery (even if you don't have pictures).  Also, let me know when you send off your thank you note (no DC# required, your on your honor!).
  • You can choose to craft for as many people as you like, but you cannot "owe" more than 3 things.  If you are a newbie and this is your first swap, you must successfully send once before choosing again.
Original idea thread and discussion located here- https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=68058.0

If you have any more questions or suggestions, you can post on the link above, or send me a PM with "Birthday Swap January" in the subject line.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap- BIRTHDAY MONTH SWAP, January
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Your Birthday


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

APPROVED TO SEND (followed by wishes owed in red)(followed by thank you's owed in green)
javastain- 1
lucy van pelt
jojo9- 1
mommabear1963- 1
16candles- 1
cheekymamaof2- 1
iheartalex- 1
smilenjoy (Can only send/receive ONE TIME at first)
Amie_C- 1
StarFire- 2
Mihn (Can only send/receive 1 time at first)- 1
aliciasjoy- 2
« Last Edit: January 23, 2006 11:51:51 PM by orangeabsinthe » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006 01:49:34 PM »

Happy Birthday January Babies!

My birthday is the 9th-O-January!  I will soon be 27 years old...which I think is swell...i like that 27 is a prime number (i am a nerd, i know).  I live in Portland, Oregon.  I am a modern day hippie girl. i love vintage and retro-y things.  My favorite colours are earthy tones...I love greens, browns, reds, oranges and yellows.  i like anything nature-y themed.  I love to knit and love learning to sew.  I am a coffee addict, i have three chickens, i love my scooter, and I am in nursing school!  I love to laugh...and i have the sense of humor to prove it!   Grin

heres my birthday wishlist!


2.  4 smallish bumper stickers for mine and three of my friends scooters...we have officially named our four member scooter gang the "Motor 'Cooters!"---our theme colors are red black and white!

3.  an ipod cozy!

4.  some sort of sewn or reconned shirt or hoodie!  just not too low cut...(if you do the hoodie, it would be really kewl if it was medical or nurse themed somehow)

5.  vintage/retro or vintage/retro inspired fabric or findings to craft with!

6.  a journal to keep track of my swap info in! 

7.  yarn...can be any type of yarn...but i really despise fun fur!   Lips sealed

8.  a fun pin cushion that doesnt want to fall over whenever you stick pins into it!  (there is a really cute cactus pin cushion somewhere around here!)

9.  a snood like this....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35858.0  or https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=53136.0

10. i just saw this cute cardigan in the geek swap board...i want one!  something equally dorky embroidered on a secondhand cardi would be perfect! heres the link...scroll down! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=65877.30

11. sweater boots like these....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67859.0
or these....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70888.0  I wear a size 7.5 in womens shoes! 

12.  anything you specialize in making!  show off your skillz! 

I will add more to my list as i think of stuff...or if it sucks! Grin
thanks so much!

« Last Edit: January 02, 2006 01:16:26 AM by taloola » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2006 01:59:20 PM »

I haven't had very much luck with past swaps! One flaker and one bad partner, so I'm looking forward to a great swap!

My list:

« Last Edit: July 17, 2007 09:06:03 PM by laraebay » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2006 02:23:03 PM »

Woo Hoo here we go! Happy Birthday everyone!!!
Here's my wish list, I think I'm pretty easy  Grin ;

1. Hand spun yarn or otherwise unique-d yarn stuffs (I crochet and am learning to knit AND purl)
2. DPN's, yarn and instructions to make my own sox
3. save me the swearing and make me some sox! knit, crochet, felted, fleece whatever I just love sox!
4. resin stuff- bracelet, necklace or charm
5. wall art- any medium, different color schemes in my rooms; room1-jewel tones room2- primary colors room3- coffee brown, royal blue, and mossy green
6. something for my bathroom project colors are orange and blue (finding nemo color scheme, but not a nemo theme)
7. belt-leather craft, or seatbelt/bottlecap, or sash style
8. knit or crochet shawl
9. ingenious container for food scraps in the kitchen (can go on counter or in cabinet next to garbage)
10. something for the garden (seeds, sculpture, wind chime, sun catcher)
11. men's tie bag or skirt (love the idea of using ties)
12. some sort of cool vinyl (or other material) bag for clothes/towel for swimming lessons Thanks Amie_C!!!
13.your gramma's favorite crochet patternsMommabear~ I love you!!! Many thanks! I'm gettin busy!
14. something with a BLACK pug dog on it
15. original print tee
16. journal
17.surprise me!I've been pleasantly surprised by aliciasjoy! Thank you!!!

I am a 'young' 34 (well, will be 34 on Jan 11th or course!) mom, married with two babies (2 1/2 yo girl, and 16 month boy). Two dogs; black pug, brindle Staffordshire bull terrier. I love Martha Stewart (even more so now that she's been to jail!), love to cook and love to eat. Not super girly, but I am domestic, and I LOVED that civil war costume dress that was posted recently. Been a hippy, been a punk rocker, never been into country. Love crocheting anything, like to learn more than knitting a square, love to try working with resins. I taught skiing and snowboarding for MANY years (took the last three seasons off with babies). Love the snow, love the beach, live just east of Seattle Washington. Listen to Punk rock and Christian music! Been around the block, but like to stay close to home now-a-days! Not too into raunchy stuff, not afraid to be unique. Don't look too good in muted tones or pastel, I'm more of a jewel tone/winter. I play the hand drums, own 5 different types. Love crafty people and crafts, and craft fairs, and crafting, and did I mention I love to craft!?!?!
Thanks in advance everyone!!!

I just thoought of some more stuff I could use and would love!!...
18. rubber (or other) stamps
19. bone folder
20. card making supplies (are you feeling a theme happeining here?)
21. you could make me some blank cards, or a mixed bag of thank-you's and happy b-days or whatever!
I am totally into new or used supplies, I love recycled stuff, so if your mom gave you a bone folder or some old yarn, I am way into taking it off your hands and it really would make me happy to have it as a B-day gift!!!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2006 08:49:46 PM by javastain » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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I'd love to send you some hand spun for a poppet!

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2006 05:25:57 PM »

Heya! My birthday will be on January 10th. I am a happy-go-lucky Capricorn! This is a cool idea for a swap!

I'd love:

1) A ring or necklace or bracelet in this style - I love the tiny flower beads!

2) Some metallic embroidery floss.

3) A cozy for my iPod (classic-size, i.e. the "big one")
thank you!

4) A very feminine cat collar in pink! For my beautiful Vanessa - a girly-girl kitty if ever there was one!

5) This might be a tall order, but a felted owl like this! I love this!

6) A bar of exotic-smelling soap. If you make it yourself, that's even better.

7) The stash of buttons you no longer want or need.

Cool Anything with a 40s-50s pinup girl on it.

9) A tank-top shirt with the band Queen (http://www.queenonline.com) on it; or one with just the plain Nine Inch Nails (NIN) logo (http://www.nin.com) on it. yay! thank you!!

10) Or how about a big-fat surprise???

I'm a girly-girl in my late 30s, live in Florida, and hate it here except for the beach and the weather. (And the vegetation. I love hibiscus plants!) I'm an embroidery freak - I whipped out no fewer than 5 embroidered items during the Christmas break. I also make pillows - usually out of old clothes I can no longer wear! I'm a thrifting addict and am planning to write a book on the subject (someone called me an expert!). My "real" job is in professional sports full-time but my heart lies in writing, vintage fashion, photography, music and pop culture. A bit of a blog nut - I have about 4 or 5 different blogs. I wish for 2006 is that someone would teach me how to knit and crochet.  I wear dark colors, love film noir, want to visit England again and am nuts about Cuban/Spanish food.

That's all! Thanks for this! - lucy van pelt. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2006 12:23:38 PM »

We have a gallery!  Someone has sent!

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006 06:44:13 PM »

Today is my birthday, I got approved today.  Here is my list, or all I can think of with this terrible cold (not thinking so good today) anyway....

1.  I really really would like one of these baby slings to carry my grandchildren in  I like the one found on this thread  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50415.0

2. I would like to have some kind of decorated box with organizer deviders to keep my greeting cards in.  They are so disorganized.  Somebody picked me for this for another swap

3.  Some large dangling earings, just about anything I will love

4.  A knitted panta for my daughter.  I tried to crochet one because I don't knit but it didn't come out the same.  Black or Purple would be best.

5.  Anything with a musical movie theme

6.  Ok, I am stealing this idea from other swappers, but a cool journal to keep track of swaps in

7.  Anything with goats.

8.  some sushi jewelry, maybe like this, http://www.creativeadornments.com/sushi.html well there is another link with some that I really like but I cannot remember where it is and it is saved on the other computer so when I get it back I will post.  Here it is  http://www.pixelgirlshop.com/gallery.php?id=353

9.  One of those chicken or viking hats for my 7 month old grandson  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21342.0  or https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=65745.0

but in the mean time, and finally, 10.  A SURPRISE OF COURSE.  I love surprises. 

I recently thought of something else, during a very restless night, that I would love to have.  An eye pillow.  One with relaxing herbs like flax seed and lavender (you know what I mean).  a Red satin fabric or something.  Something soft and soothing and comfortable. 

Modified because earlier I forgot to say anything about myself.  I am a 43, as of yesterday, mother of 5.  4 at home, 2 teens and 1 preteen, one grandson and one on the way.  I love goats and collect them, yes even live ones, I also like hummingbirds, favorite flower is iris, favorite color is black, but like lots of color as well.  We have lots of pets, from of course goats, to dogs to reptiles and new addition hamster, etc.  I love musicals of all kinds, I am a Christian, run a discipleship center (sort of rehab but different), and mostly my life is my kids and my new found addiction "craftster". 
« Last Edit: January 16, 2006 07:44:51 PM by mommabear1963 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2006 12:44:22 AM »

Hey Craftsters,

I'll be celebrating my 26th birthday on Jan 18.  I'm past the midpoint between 20 and 30  Shocked  Somehow I never thought I'd get to be this old...not that I thought I would die or anything, I just remember being young and naive and don't remember all those years passing.  I'm in my 4th year of Nursing school and will graduate this spring with a bachelor of science in nursing.  I own a Honda Jazz/Metropolitan scooter.  I have two cats and am thinking of getting a hedgehog.  I am moving Feb 1, but don't worry about shipping...if your wonderful birthday gift hasn't arrived by the time I've moved, the post office will forward it for me  Grin  I love doing crafts and wish I had more time in which to do them.  I live in Victoria, BC, Canada.  My birthday wishlist is as follows:

-scooter-related jewelry
-a nurse-themed messenger bag with some pockes on the interior
-pin-up girl or tattoo fabric (hopefully enough for me to make a corset top from)
-a nice quality deck of cards decoupaged with cute images (scooters, pinups, medical, etc) like these https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47002.0
-small magnetic storage containers like these https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18288.0 although possibly slightly bigger as I would be looking to store things like bobbins and pins in them
-a neck tie corset belt as seen here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17453.0
-a small wristlet style purse with a flower applique as per this expensive inspiration bag http://www.coach.com/aspx/content/product.aspx?product_no=7987&category_id=240&easyask_id=
-shoulder-duster earrings
-a cozy for my ipod shuffle (someone posted a bubble gum wrapper one a while ago)
-pretty fabric covered 1" buttons
-surprise me  Kiss

PS - I was approved yesterday, but just got around to getting on here and posting my list

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2006 05:29:27 PM »

I'll be 21 on the 20th and I'm so excited.  I live in the north west of England and work as an assistant manager in a video shop.  I like listening to metal & rock music.  Some of my favourite bands are Breed 77, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust, Dry Kill Logic, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold plus many, many more.  I'm obsessed with cows, especially if they are purple and fluffy.  I try to watch films when I can but I rarely have the time to.  Some of my favourites are Spirited Away, Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi, Phone, The Returner, The Tube. 
Other things I like are stars, polka dots, thick stripes.
My favourite colours are black, red, pink, purple and bright blue.  I especially like black combined with red and bright pink.
I'm starting to fall in love with animal prints - cow, tiger, leopard, zebra etc.

And now for the list:
(as a reminder I am from the UK)

1 - A top that could ether wear during the day or for a night out.
I like the last picture here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69121.0

2 - A casual skirt or pair of trousers.  Something that I would be comfortable wearing around the house and for a day out shopping.  The skirt would ideally need to be below the knee - the longer the better.  If you choose trousers, I like the styles that are loose at the bottom but not too wide.  I have lots of flare-ish pants already.  I would them to be a plain material in a dark colour (except brown, grey or green) with a little bit of embellishment.

3 - A bag.  Either:  a) a fairly large bag for work in a funky design and material.
                OR       b) a simple and smallish bag (big enough for the essentials) which I could use for a night out.  I would prefer it in black perhaps with some sparkly, lacey or other girly embellishments.  I'd like the sort with a short strap so that it sits under my arm at about elbow height.

4 - Either:  a) A snuggly woolly jumper in black (casual but a bit smart looking so I can wear it to work)  I can't find a good picture, but I'd love an off the shoulder jumper
    OR        b) A stencilled/embroidered hooded jumper.  Something unique/funky or with the name of one of my favourite bands on it (see above) and maybe some artwork from one of the album covers.

5 - Some leg warmers/socks - not too bulky so that I can wear them under my work trousers during the walk to and from work.  These could be any colour as long as its bright  =)

6 - Some of those fingerless gloves with the mitten part that flips over the ends.  http://magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/urban.htm
Or just a pair of cosy mittens (any colour, apart from green, as long as they are bright)

7 - Some scented candles or soap.  I love sweet fruity and floral scents.
I love the rainbow soap in the second post here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=52055.msg517392#msg517392

8 - A guide on how to make beads with polymer clay.  I already have lots of the clay but would like some inspiration/instructions to teach me how to make beads.  A couple of samples/pictures included would be brilliant.

9 - Something cow related - really anything at all  =)

10 - Jewellery making supplies:  Glass beads(except seed beads), metal/funky plastic charms, metal beads and spacers, chain - anything along these lines which you have spare.

11 - An earring holder.  I have too many pairs so I need somewhere to store them.  Something that I can hang on the wall or stand on my desk.

12 - I'll just add this last one  =)  I'll be going out for my birthday so I'd love something new to wear.  I would love you forever if you could send me something gorgeous to wear in time for my birthday  Grin  Here are some ideas of what I like:
The last skirt here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10447.0

13 - A suprise - whatever you enjoy making

Thank you in advance to anyone who might choose to send something to me  =)

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2006 09:58:03 AM »

My Birthday wish list!!!!!

1. Cool CD mixes with anything gothy, industrial, sad, pretty, dark. You get the idea.

2. handspun yarn. I love to knit!

3. any yarn. I love to knit.Smiley

4. Decorated boxes. I collect boxes and would love one with a fairy on it. or something dark and delicious.

5. A painting. something funky with red in it. I like all types of art and would love a painting from someone.

6. hand knit socks. I wear a shoe size 8 1/2.

7. earrings! I love dangly earrings.Smiley

8. Old knitting magazines. any of them Smiley

9. bracelets. I love beaded bracelets.

10. handmade soaps or other goodies like that. I love musky, earthy scents as well as fruity or cucumber.

11. lightweight fringed shawl. (would be used as a hip scarf)

12. A stitching kit (I want to learn embroidery)

13. A surprise! make me something nifty Smiley

About me:
I love red, black, deep blues and purples, silver, gold. I love gothy stuff, and belly dancing.
I love to knit and want to learn to crochet and embroider also.
I turned 30 on jan. 10th!


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