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Topic: BIRTHDAY MONTH SWAP - FEBRUARY (SIGNUPS 1/30/06 - 2/28/06)  (Read 4736 times)
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« on: January 30, 2006 02:05:54 PM »


Swap name: Birthday Month Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: talkaboutlush (organizers change every month)
Sign-up date range: 1/30/05-2/28/06
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim someone
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope!
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Of Course!
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 February, think of a list of things that you would want to receive. The more you think of, the better.

Fill out the questionnaire and pm me with it. Once you've been approved, you may post your bio and list on this thread. Please try and keep this thread to just the lists, I'd like to keep it neat!

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 February 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 February" in the subject line.

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

Name of swap:- BIRTHDAY MONTH SWAP, February
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Your Birthdate:


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



talkaboutlush (1) (2)
mistress_batty (1) (2)
tsubomi_chan (2)
sweetie pie press (1)(2)
Zanti MissKnit (1)
craftgirl_sampson (1)
leafy_lane (1)
dynamine (1)
redpopsicles (1) (1)
aliciasjoy (1)


nushybum (1)
taloola (1)
lexbean (1)
RobynLisa (3)


talkaboutlush is sending mistress_batty patterned felt (2/15)
nushybum is sending talkaboutlush a panta (2/15)
Zanti MissKnit is sending sweetie pie press a stuffie (2/16)
cheekymamaof2 is sending talkaboutlush fabric/quilt squares (2/15)
kluckingbear is sending tsubomi_chan embroidery supplies and a pin cushion (2/21)
mistress_batty is sending talkaboutlush a panta (2/15)
taloola is sending mistress_batty a record bowl (2/21)
redpopsicles is sending tsubomi_chan something knitted (2/22)
lexbean is sending sweetie pie press homemade candles and a pouch (2/22)
lexbean is sending craftgirl_sampson stickers and scrapbooking materials (2/23)
RobynLisa is sending dynamine craft supplies (2/24)
RobynLisa is sending redpopsicles a recon cartigan (2/24)

sweetie pie press is sending leafy_lane badges (2/25)
RobynLisa is sending aliciasjoy a skirt (3/2)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2006 06:15:08 PM by TalkAboutLush » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006 06:41:06 PM »

  Cheesy My birthday is on February 18th! It'll be my SWEET SIXTEEN! Yay  Cheesy !

Sewn Stuff
>A guitar strap. I just have a plain black one now so a cute one with something embroidered or stenciled or even just one that is made from fabric with a funky pattern. PM me if you need measurements.
>>Arm warmers like this: http://www.snappedtwig.com/twigitem.php?item=65
>>>A long wallet. I cant find one on here but, you know, one that is about the size of a dollar bill, usually with
a closure of some sort and you open it up to find lots of pockets. One of those made from some pretty fabric.
>>>>Ive seen a few different stuffed elephant patterns but if anyone can make one like this http://www.etsy.com/get_jpg_full_image.php?image_id=106404 Id love it. (I think its kind of like this one but with shorter legs https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28412.0)
>>>>>I absolutely love this skirt but I never have good luck with pleating. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=4945
>>>>>> A sewing goodies bag MissMeshell style:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73010.0

Paper Stuff
>Some sort of book to keep a stamp collection in! (With all these great swaps Im getting so many neat stamps and I feel bad just throwing them out!)
>>A journal with mixed paper. Preferably at least half a sheet of paper (4.25 x 5.5 inches) in size

>A panta, of course! Black or gray please Thanks nushybum + mistress_batty!
>>I love stenciled t-shirts, Any stenciled t-shirt that you want to make me Ill love! Any color except orange/yellow, size Youth Large
>Ive wanted to make a journal for so long but I tried and couldnt get it right so a bookbinding kit with some easy, step by step instructions would really help me!

>Fat Quarters / Quarter Flats OR quilting squares with funky designs Thanks cheekymamaof2!
>>Fabric, any kind, any amount
>>> Theyre called Patina metal disks and I cant find them anywhere around here! Theyre like this: http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H156390FN Any color, any shape, any size!!
>>>Any beads (any color, any size, any type!) or findings (headpins, jump rings, the hooks that go on top of earrings, clasps, anything!)

>Buttons / badges - I love them! (I only wish I had a button maker.) Preferably the 1 - 1 ones.
>>I love bands like Operation Ivy, Rancid, The Bouncing Souls, Green Day (PM me for more) so anything you can make that has to do with them Id love *going along with the music theme, Id LOVE a mix tape/cd of 80s/90s punk bands*
>>>>I am in LOVE with the record clock that hertrigger got in the punk rock anything swap (((https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=66829.0 It's the second picture when you scroll down))) so if you could make me one like it, it would be sooo great of you! Or even a kit to make my own.
>>>>>>Surprises! Those are always fun.

> This isn't really a crafty item but I'm going to use them to make something crafty! If you happen to live in a very cool city and you use Metro Cards I'd really appreciate it if you could send me your used metro cards! I don't have them around here!
>>Also, you know all the annoying mail you get from credit card companies with the fake credit cards in them? I'd love if you could send me any of those that you're just going to throw away.

About Me:
Im Samantha, Im almost 16. I live on Cape Cod (in Massachusetts, USA) My favorite colors are bright (not neon) green, gray, purple, deep blue, and bright (again, not neon) pink. I like stars, hearts, cute skulls, spades, mushrooms, and cute little dinosaurs. Oh! I also love sparkly things like sequins or rhinestones or anything like that, and lace. I <3 polka dots and funky, geometrical patterns. PM me for any additional information that you need. Thanks in advance to anyone who picks me!

« Last Edit: February 08, 2006 04:38:41 PM by TalkAboutLush » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2006 05:45:31 PM »

my birthday is february 14 (that's right) and i will be turning sweet 28.

also, i live in canada.

here is a lits of things in no particular order:

a) a fabric wallet. with vintage fabric? and rick rack? even something made out of old sheets would be lovely. my duck tape wallet is starting to be on its last sticky legs. anything will do. i have a change purse so just something to hold bills and cards.

b) your zines. i have a real thing for comic/art zines but like fiction and all sorts of other things, too.

c) keychains that i can't destroy. somehow i am very hard on keychains. i also have a ludicrous amount of keys. really, insane.

d) beeswax votive/small pillar candles. i love the smell so much. but i can't deal with tapered candles because i am always paranoid that my cat will knock them over and burn the house down if i leave the room. thank you so much!

e) a skirt! again, made out of a sheet? or vintage fabrics? i love a-lines and wraps and wear about a 30" waist. i am awfully tall so knee-length suits me best.

f) embroidered white pillow cases. i love the tattoo and pin-up stuff that i seem to see all over the place here.

g) surprises!

h) weird/subversive stuffies. an eyeball? a human heart? siamese twins? dead birds? i have a whole family of weirdoes that keep me company while i behave like a reclusive cat lady.
so exciting! thank you so much!

i) a screen print to put on my wall.

j) any old office supplies. i love obsolete rubber stamps. that general semi-industrial esthetic really appeals to me.

k) a photo transfer/realistic screen printed pillow or stuffy. this is great inspiration - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71675.0 - but it doesn't have to be anything big at all. even tiny would be great. a fish? squirrel? scissors? a picture of emma goldman? don't get me wrong, big cats are also hilarious.

l) little simple zipper pouches. maybe stripey? who can't use these to organize their lives?
thank you thank you thank you!

about me: it took me years to recover from being a tomboy with a valentine's birthday and now i have grown into quite a lady who wears pink and red and the whole bit. i like writing and my typewriters and old stuff and stripes and argyle and polka dots and most colours. birds. grids. secretary chic. anatomy textbooks. civil design. one thing, though, no cinnamon hearts. that is a wound that may never heal.

i heartily thank anyone who chooses to make me stuff!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006 07:41:34 PM »

things that i would love!
1.  a cute purse
2.  a cd of various music (im always in search of something new)  especially indie music
3.  anything to do with degrass tng or junior high
4.  anything veronica mars
5.  a cute new diaper bag...i am in awe of some of the beautiful diaper bags from you niffty craftsters
6.  i love crafting swag....shirts (medium), buttons, bags
7.  craft storage bag...im in need of places to put my crafts
8.  japanese themed crafts, i am of japanese heritage and i just love everything about their culture.
9.  rainer maria diy shirt (medium) or cute tote bag
10.  craft kit of anything, i love doing new crafts
11.  something cool for my walls. 
12.  anything you think that of that every craftster must have...pm me to see if i have it

i am a 24...well almost 25 female.  i have a fourteen month old daughter.  i like all sorts of crafts and am always interested in learning something new.  so far i knit, do wire bead jewlery, bead jewlery, decoupage and sew.  i am into indie music my favorites are rainer maria, mates of state, and postal service. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2006 10:11:31 PM »

a sewn journal (the kind where the the covers are fabric sewn to board (at the end I"ll list some likes so you can get an idea of fabric)
  ....I prefer journals around the size of....4"-5" long on the top and bottom and 7" - 8" long on the sides......and at least 100 pages

*   a nice thick journal with mixed paper.....either fabric covered or made from a hardcover book (recon of hardcover book into a journal with mixed paper)

*   handmade stationary sets  (i'll list things for themes at the end)

* fabric.....I love sewing...making bags / purses. I love new fabrics, trying out new things.

*   any neat yarn or HANDSPUN yarn....I would just dye if I could get some handspun yarn...with the gorgeous colors and the little things like ribbon and pom poms and sequins and all kinds of stuff spun into it

*   clothes for my dog (she's a size Medium....if you need actual measurements PM me) .....t shirts with embroidery on them would be great for her

a tote bag or throw pillows or a wall shrine of my dog (I have many pictures on my computer I can send you...)

*   an embroidered art piece of my dog (once again I can send pictures of her).....she's very old (she'll be 15 in July)....and even though I want her around for at least 100 more years...it probably won't be that....so I would love art pieces with her as the subject that I can hang up

a slik screening kit....it doesn't have to be anything too fancy. I would love to silk screen bags but have no idea where to begin, plus next quarter there's a silk screening class at my school but I need experience with it before I can sign up for the class.....

a really nice record bow - it would be great to keep things in here on my computer desk  -thanks taloola!

plushies - I love seeing all these great stuffed things people make...I'll list things I like later

* sushi or steak themed  things - I would loooove messenger bags or tote bags (straps at least 23" long), pillows (ah! throw pillows in the shape of pieces of sushi and a steak! lol), journals, dog clothes, stationary, etc)

*   felt with prints on them - I can only find plain felt here in my town and I would love some of the polka dot felt I've been seeing around   Thanks TalkAboutLush!

back issues of 'The World of Cross Stitching" or "Cross Stitcher"...both are British magazines (any issues but....The world...I have the one with an elephant feeding a robin on the front....and for 'crossstitcher'...I have the issue with two elephants sledding on the front of it....so any issues besides those two.) I would really like issue 101 of 'The world of Cross Stitching'...it has a bear baking on the cover...

*   something crafty with American Sign Language....like embroidered or something...cross stitch? with my name 'Danielle' - I'm taking ASL right now and it's really interesting...

*   Law and Order stuff!- I would love a tote or messenger bag (straps at least 23" long) with an image of Benson & Stabbler on it....the one from TV guide....where Stabbler's in a straight jacket...HOT. lol But anything Law & Order or Law & Order: SVU would be great!

birthday wishes and surprises! - oh oh oh! like a big felt birthday cake! or something. hehehe - my birthday is on Feb. 3 (ah next friday!) and it's another year I'm away from home with nothing to do or celebrate....so I'd love crafty birthday wishes and surprises!

If I think of more I'll edit the post...lol It's so hard thinking of things I want. lol

 My name's Danielle....turning 21 on friday (feb 3). I'm in Washington currently (a long way from home which is back in Vermont). I'm a student of The Evergreen State College.
  I have a dog, her name is Sara and she's a smooth fox terrier.
I love bats, images of - steak, sushi, cupcakes, cake. I absolutely adore kawaii stuff. I'm going to school to be a writer...a better writer. lol Typewritter images.
  As far as shows go....I like Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Nip/Tuck, Married with Children (swoon), Aqua Teen Hunger Force, OZ.
  I also love the Sims & Sims 2.
 Favorite colors: blue (any blue but pastel, neon, and navy), burgundy / wine, pink (any pink but neon, magenta, and pastel), black, olive green or a nice deep tree green.
  Colors I DISLIKE: yellow, orange, white
 Any other questions feel free to PM me!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2006 01:13:15 PM »

Here's my list of wishes, in no particular order.

- a wallet. I've had my current one for about 4 years now and it's been dying. . .

- I'd love a messenger bag or any sort of bag big enough for giant college textbooks.   Kittykill took care of this in the heart swap, thank you!

- anything knit. A scarf, panta, bag, anything! I love knit things and I am really horrible at knitting. Thank you redpopsicles!
- cat toys. I've got a new kitty and he gets into everything.

- fun accessories. something sort of nice so I can still wear it at work, but still fun enough to break up my boring all-black dress code.

- anything having to do with Firefly/Serenity. My favorite character is Kaylee, and I'd love a Jayne hat.

- a stenciled hoodie with any design or color other than neons. womens size small or medium. I love just curling up into a hoodie, not matter what the weather is like.

- embroidery supplies like needles, transfers, floss, etc. Thank you kluckingbear
- a pin cushion. my little boxes are no longer safe from the kitty. Thanks again kluckingbear. You're spoiling me!

- fabric. you can never have too much

- a laptop cozy for my 15.5 widescreen Toshiba. hopefully a bit padded, since I'm sorta hard on my stuff.

- something with cherry blossoms for my room

- a suprise!

About me:
My name is Julie and I live in South Florida. I'm turning 20 on February 8th.  I'm going to college and am probably going to be a business major. Like I said above, i have a little black kitten named Zen, and my da has a black greyhound named Morgan. They're the spoiled brats of the house and I end up crafting more for them than for myself  Wink  You can find out more about me by clicking on the link in my signature.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2006 03:14:07 PM »

this is such a great idea!  (especially because i tend not to get presents.)

my list, in no order:

--spinning kit or supplies.  i want to make my own yarn so terribly.

--needle felting supplies.  had the boy drive me 45 minutes to the yarn store and bought myself a present!

--long sleeved shirts.  sewn, embroidered, anything!  all of mine are from 7th grade.  i'm a small-medium, but long-waisted.  pm for measurements.

--silk or alpaca yarn.  any color or weight.  and i am completely fine if it's your leftovers.

--this is a not-crafty item, but... levi's signature stretch lowrise bootcut jeans, size 1 juniors, medium length.  UPC: 052176138810  i have one pair and i LOVE them, but they can't last forever.  i have looked high and low, and they are now only available at kmart (ick, i know), which is several hours away.  if you feel the need to be crafty, you can embellish them, but seriously, i will love you forever if you buy me these jeans. 

--a watch i can wear everyday.  right now i'm using one i got at the dollar part at target.  i'd prefer if it showed the date.

--sewing supplies/patterns  my mom is getting me a sewing machine, so now i need goodies to go with it.  i plan on sewing clothes mostly.

--book-related things  i'm an english/creative writing major and i want to write children's books one day.  i like lemony snicket, the golden compass, white oleander, the wainscot weasel, dinotopia, etc.  something crime and punishment/ raskolnikov related would be awesome.  i do NOT like harry potter or the chronicles of narnia.

--sturdy socks i love cute socks, but they wear out easily because i walk all day.

--de-stressing things  my boyfriend has been frustrating me of late, and the walls in my building are paper-thin so everyone can hear everything, and frankly i can't stand enya at all hours of the night.  i don't do bath/body type things because i am randomly allergic to scented things, and i don't have a bathroom.

--foster's home for imaginary friends stuff  i think i'm addicted.  my favorite characters are koko and eduardo.  anything besides a shirt would make me happy.


about me  i'll be 19 on the 7th.  i go to OU, but i don't care for it or the state of oklahoma.  too windy, terribly slow traffic (i'm from dallas), too boring, and no chipotle or good chinese.  i like purple, silver, and earth tones.  i don't like orange, yellow, or gold.  i don't like trendy things or animae/japanese style stuff.  i'm not super-girly, but i'm not tomboyish either.  some days i dress kinda gothy, some days pretty, and some just jeans and a shirt.  i like dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, birds (i used to volunteer at a raptor rehab center), manatees, and logic puzzles.  deep down, i'm really a 7 year old dork.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2006 06:46:54 PM »

Hello!  I'm going to be 27 on the 26th! 

Here are my birthday wishes:

-- A Mini Bowling Ball Bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=64535.0

-- Decorative Stitch Markers for knitting needles sizes 10.5 and above (up to 19).  These are SO hard to find, and I've seen so many cute ones here on Craftster!

-- Laptop Protector Case https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=39889.0 You can PM me for dimensions.

-- A tote for my knitting projects maybe similar to the Jordy Bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0 in shape, but larger. (I really like courderoy!)  You could decorate it if you like with something based on my likes if you want.

-- Wig head forms for displaying my large wig collection

-- Zip-up hoodie with some kind of decoration (stencil, embroidery, screen print, etc.) based on my likes listed below.

-- A sweet new guitar strap with some sort of images or something else cool.

-- A reconned cardigan with some kind of embrodery or patches on it (on the front either on one side or both) Women's Medium or Large

-- A learn to make dolls/stuffy people kit.  I really want to make some little dolls (probably some Harry Potter characters or some other sorts of quirky dolls), and I really don't know where to start.

--A necklace to wear with my lower cut shirts.  I prefer silver over gold.  Here are a couple I like (for inspiration):


-- Shrinky dink supplies.  I can't seem to find them anywhere.

-- Yarn, Yarn, Yarn!  Who can't use more yarn?  It would be awesome to get some kind of wool I can use for felting. I'm not much in to fun fur or anything, though. 

--Some sort of t-shirt or tank top (Youth XL regular tshirt/Women's Large)with a stencil/screen print/transfer of one of my likes.  Some ideas off the top of my head could be "I solemnly swear I am up to no good." or something with a Dorothy Parker image or poem (PM me for more info on Dorothy Parker quotes/poems I like) or just PM me for any other ideas  Wink  Oh, something with a fish/pisces theme would be cool, since this is the February Birthday Swap  Grin

My favorite colors are blues and greens (think of the ocean), although I have been liking pinks and reds and oranges and purples all together lately (think Moulin Rouge eccentricity).  I also like combinations of brown and pastels (brown/pink and brown/blue).  I really like the rockabilly/psychobilly/punk look and the music that goes along with those subcultures.  I also rather consider myself an aging riot grrl (although I'm only 26).  I also love the 1920's/Jazz Age.  For reading I like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, the Harry Potter series, the Stephen King Dark Tower series.  I like nautical stars, old school tattoos (Sailor Jerry), pinups, astrology (I'm a Pisces).  I like polka dots, stripes, stars, cherries, dragons, and fish, martini glasses, and whatnot.  If you have any other questions, just shoot me a PM. 

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006 09:45:14 AM »

Hi, my name is Andrea and I will be 37 on February 12.  I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts and am hoping for any of the following:

1) a crochet cloche hat.  I don't know how to crochet yet but I've been admiring everyone's hats!

2) an iPod cozy.  I have a standard-sized iPod (i.e. NOT a Mini) that I haven't gotten around to making a cozy for yet.  Something with a cute kitty or frog face would be great!

3) nice beaded stitch markers -- go crazy with colors and sizes; I have knitting needles from size 1 to size 17!

4) original artwork.  I'm not very good at painting!

5) a Japanese-style felt stuffie (I especially love the "clumsy mascots" like these:  http://makeashorterlink.com/?R2B04229C

6) handspun yarn!  I love everyone's creations!

More about me:  I love almost every color, but lately purples have been floating my boat.  I also love pink (especially BRIGHT pink), bright blues, and red.  I love cats, reptiles, and horror movies (especially zombies!).  I have 4 days' worth of songs on my iPod and put it on shuffle and let it rip -- my musical taste varies, but I love the Ramones!  I also love lots of Japanese pop, indie, and punk ranging from Guitar Wolf to Puffy Amiyumi to noodles to Bleach.  I knit obsessively, and my husband Mike and I watch movies obsessively (the two go together quite well!).  My favorite fashion era is the 1960s, followed by the 1920s, which means I can appreciate both hugh technicolor daisies and rich dark silks, velvets, and lace.

Thank you for whoever decides to craft for me!

Andrea a/k/a Zanti MissKnit

« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006 11:53:01 AM »

hiya...my birthday is 2/26, and this year i'm gonna be 32! yeep  Lips sealed i've been having a bit of a crappy last year or so, so i thought this would be a rather nifty little pick me up.

my goofy wishes, in no particular order are:

dia de los muertos cross/wall hanging. a clear idea of what i mean can be found here, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77388.0 . anything along the lines of this piece would be wonderful...

a handmade doll. along these lines: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73539.0 or https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70948.0 . i think both of these are beautiful...

a journal. i lovelovelove this geisha one to pieces! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77608.0

a roll for pens, pencils, paintbrushes. i really love the roll up thingys people make for their knitting needles and whatnot. i don't knit, but boy, i sure would like to have one for my pens & pencils. (the kimono fabric is especially lovely: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69952.0)

a bowling bag purse. i can't seem to ever get the hang of purse making....i dunno what it is, i just cannot do it! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=64535.0 i really like this one, though, and would really dig one in deep red, black or leopard print.

your leftovers!! fabrics: velvets, fat quarters in stripes, polka dots or asian prints. beading materials: reds, dark blues, black & grey...basically anything you wanna get rid of is swell by me.

a surprise! 'cos hey, it's always nice to have a surprise, right?

me? hmm...i love black, red, deep bruisey blues, lime green and hot pink. i, too, heart zombies! (what it is about feb. folks, i wonder?) i love my cats, bats, my eighteen month old son, and running around photographing falling down things. i listen to a lot of music from the 1920's-1940's, love roaring twenties style and sass--flappers, vamps & unconventional women of the time make my day, sushi, polka dots & stripes, sailor jerry and vintage tattoo flash, calacas y calaveras....the list could probably go on...i've lived in philadelphia for the last 4 1/2 years, but lately i find myself missing home (southern cali.). i dig most everything about the whedon-verse, CSI, cowboy bebop, tim burton movies, japanese samurai flicks, film noir and silent films. my favourite actors are louise brooks, clara bow, johnny depp, kate winslet and toshiro mifune. favourite pin-up artists are alberto vargas, bunny yeager & iriving klaw's photography, and billy devorss. i read hunter s. thompson, nick hornby, jennifer wiener, dorothy parker, sylvia plath, true crime novels, and chuck pahlaniuk.  i think i've said enough to put a pretty good idea of me out there, so i'ma stop now. Wink

thank you very, very much to whomever decides to craft for me!! i will greatly appreciate it...

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006 01:37:54 PM »

Hey! My birthday's on 12th February and I will be 17 (w00t driving lessons!) Anyways, on my wishlist are...

1. Supplies: especially for sewing!

2. Mix CDs: any music really, but please no R'n'B, hiphop, heavy metal or screamo!

3. Clothes: especially corsety type things

4. Crafting Kits: like ones that teach you how to craft

5. BUTTON BADGES! (I will actually love you forever if two of them say 'Hug me you fool!') Thank you person-who's-name-I-can't-currently-remember!  Huh Your thanks are in the post!

6. Random things to put on my college bag

7. Customised playing cards

8. A video iPod cozy monster stylee!

9. A surprise! It's always good!

Generally about me, well, I live in the UK, my favourite colours are blue and white, but I wear most colours other than pastels. I generally sew but I like all crafts. I like reading and listening to music when I'm not crafting, at my boyfriend's, at college or at another random friends house. I also like Friends the TV show! I really like pirates, fantasy, faeries, celtic style things, Indian style things, Chinese style things, anything particularly random, the sea, funny films, playing cards, having blue hair, bracelets, and I'm pretty sure the list can go on!

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006 01:48:17 PM »

First up, my birthday is on February 8, and I turn 21. (And maybe being in this swap will make up for my (drinking age) 19th birthday, when even the guy I was dating and my roommate didn't get me anything (even a drink) and the only present I got was this random cheap bottle of Sherry from this guy I hardly knew,..haha)

But I digress. The list! (EDIT: I added a couple items)

- dangly earrings, not too pretty (My favourites right now are big [craftster swapped] hoops with bright blue beads around them and a tiny star charm - good additions to the collection involve lightning, stars, skulls, retro plastic charms, silver-ness, etc... )
- necklaces (small chain/rope, big charm/stone/hanging thing is best... also in silver tones)
- purse - a small, somewhat classy black clutch with a wrist strap would be awesome (if it was decorated, that'd be cool too)

CLOTHING GOODIES: (PM for sizing...)
- unique shirt - I love the reconstructed retro tee's, anything that looks like a corset (this is a really nice one: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49311.0 ) , otherwise interesting or reconstructed stuff (this is also really cool: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=76770.0 ), a gothy but clubby shirt...
- an actual corset! main colour black...
- black knitted legwarmers
- "indoor" armwarmers (sewn) in some excellent retro/odd fabric (bright colours!)
- a skirt! I would love either a shorter, ruffly skirt (in black, navy, bright blue, or polka dots), or a just-above the knee length skirt with tulle underneath! This one is really nice.. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=59820.0, and I would also not mind if it was bright colours with black tulle underneath!

- ATC's - I'm trying to build myself a marvellous collection... send me arty/odd/amazing ones! (And I'll send one of mine in your thank you!)
- Stationary Set -  I love CraftyZary's pinup set  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75973.0) and dia de los muertos set (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63827.msg628340#msg628340), as well as their themes... and there's a Chairman Mao's penpal kit on etsy that's super cool - basically, any of my big themes, or politically subversive like that is cool
- zines... I'm more and more into them...

- artwork in really contrasting black/red/white shades for my room... which is attempting to be those colours...
- a scary doll... I really like the kid's in Mark Ryden's blood gallery (but not the baby!) - http://www.markryden.com/paintings/index.html
- a pincushion shaped like something delicious, like a cupcake (currently, I keep my needles in a plastic bag.. ha)

And last but not least, check out my swap post (in my signature) for my favourite themes, etc!
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006 05:32:15 PM »

my birthday is on the 16 of february.

a)   Surprise
b)   Monster purses
c)   Stickers
d)   A homemade journal
e)   A skirt
f)   Anything to do with scrapbooking
g)   Cds any kind of music
h)   Embroidery of my bros race team.
i)   Stitch makers
 Thanks you so much lexbean everything so cool
Im Kassandra.  Im going to be 17 on February 16. I live in Canada. My favourite colours are pink, black, blue purple. Im still going through my pink/black period. My love stars and hearts.  i love everything
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2006 10:39:18 PM »

Yikes!  I was almost done with my list and my computer froze  Angry
Anyway...here it goes again
1.  I would love, love, looooove a stenciled Luke's Diner T-Shirt like this one http://www.gilmoregirlsshop.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=36693;category_id=4518;pcid1=;pcid2=  I wear a size M/L top and I like the girly tees, not the loose big ones.  The color of the shirt doesn't have to be that, anything's fine (maybe brown or light blue??)
2.  Gum Drop Soaps like these http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=28943
3.  Back issues of ReadyMade Magazine.  I already have issues 7 thru 16 and 18 thru 20 so any (or all  Wink) of the others would be great.
4.  Some sort of platter, dish, bowl, vase...something nice for my tables.  Here's a few pics of how my apartment looks now http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2109663587 and as you can see it's pretty bare.  The colors, since the pics don't really show them well, are black, dark purple and pink.  The yellow chairs will eventually be reupholstered.
5.  Artwork for my walls!
6.  Surprises are always wonderful.
7.  Super strong fridge magnets!  I'm a coupon freak and none of the magnets I currently own can hold them on.  You pick the style...I'm sure I'll love them.
8.  I don't sew too much but I love those felt pin cushions I've seen around here.  The cute little cupcakes and stuff like that.
9.  A bag that looks like these here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41909.0  only not duct tape.  Black or chocolate brown fabric would be perfect.

Ok, I think I'm done.  Cheesy

Just thought of one more thing!
10.  Jewelry!  Necklaces or bracelets.  I really like the cracked marble pendant by JewelryArtist (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73693.msg710914#msg710914)

About me
I live in Houston, Texas.  My birthday is February 28 and I'll be 33 (wow, it hurts a little to say it).  My favorite colors are chocolate brown, black, purple, orange, pink, light blue, and many others but I don't like fluorecents.  I love geometric patterns and unusual things (If most people say they hate it, it's very likely that I'll love it)...mmm...I don't know what else to tell you.  pm me if you have any questions
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2006 07:08:22 PM »

Hi everyone! My big day is the 20th and I'll be 36.  I'm a little sad about it.  I'm not sure why, really, as I've enjoyed the 30's so far!  I'm in Austin, TX. Here's my wish list:

1. Handmade cards.  I like simple designs, like old time woodcuts of birds, animals, children.  I love animals and woodsy themes, stripes, polka dots, flowers. My resolution this year was to write to people I've lost touch with, so trying to get a nice collection of cards or stationery.

2. I'd love a skirt.  Really simple, like an A-line or wrap skirt, or even a drawstring waist one. It's summer a good deal of the year here and I wear them all the time.  My dream is to one day be head to foot in Craftster swap items. The only color I don't love is yellow--I like a lot of different patterns, flowery, stripes, plain, garish. I'm usually a small, you can PM me for measurements if you want to make me a skirt!

3. Handspun/hand dyed/painted yarn.  Can't get enough yarn, ever!

4. A cute little doll, or tiny felt critter.

5. A mix cd of your favorite music or your own music.  I'm pretty old, and most of the music I listen to is old: the Clash, Pixies, U2, Rage Against the Machine, etc, etc. I do like Franz Ferdinand and the Strokes--maybe you can help me be hip. Oh, I do like showtunes too! Annie, Grease, Cats etc, etc.

6. Surprises!  These are always the best, aren't they?

Well, as you already know, I'll be 36.  I'm a mom to a ten year old boy. I spend a good deal of my free time reading or knitting and crocheting, and make jewelry, although, strangely, rarely wear it.
If I had to choose a favorite color, I guess it would be red, but I also love brown, green (all greens) purple, black, beige, pink. Yay for color!
I love a lot of different kinds of books, my favorite authors are Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, Honore de Balzac--with living writers I'm all over the place, love JK Rowling, Douglas Coupland, Michael Chabon, Gregory Maguire, Diana Gabaldon, Johanna Lindsey (shut up!) Lemony Snicket, I just basically read a lot. I'd love to hear what your favorite book is!
I do love music, but tend to get lost and confused when faced with too many choices, and don't have a lot of money to burn on trying cd's.  But I'm open to hearing all sorts of things!
I tend to daydream way too much and am pretty disorganized. I like to run around and twirl if nobody is home.
It's very difficult to offend me, I'm very liberal and open minded. Pretty much my boy and crafting are my life!
Thank you so much if you'd like to craft something for me!  I really look forward to seeing your work, if you do!

« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2006 05:05:07 AM »

Hi my name is Jennie and i'm from Australia. I'm turning 21 on the 23rd of February. I'm having my party on the 18th and it is a Mad Hatters tea party!! My Fave Colors are pink and purple. I like sewing, beading, knitting, scrapbooking etc etc. I love music and movies. I love love love surprises and getting things in the mail so this swap is great for me!! Wish List:

Sewn Items
-Clothes (Hoodie, T-shirt, Skirt etc)
-Bag, Purse, Wallet
-Anything Embroidered


Paper Stuff
-Handmade Book/Journal


-Fabric (Quilt squares, fat quarters)
-Beads(any type)
-Charms(any type)

-Mixed Cds

Thanks to anyone who decides to craft for me!
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2006 06:43:51 PM »

Hi, my name is Genevieve and I turned 18 last Monday- the 13th. I want to study art in college, and I'm very into music- a few bands I'm currently listening to the most are: Wu-tang Clan, Le Tigre, Elliott Smith, the Blood Brothers, Teagan and Sara, the Unicorns. I love to knit, but I really suck at sewing. I just can't seem to sew straight. My favorite colors are greens, black, blues. I love stenciled snails, octopus, owls, etc.

Sooo, wishlist:

Knitting Tools
- handmade knitting needles
- handspun/dyed yarn- of course
- Stitchmarkers!!!! I really need some nice ones- I'm using hair bands right now.
- A circular needle roll
- this is a stretch... but a spinning kit?

- Almost anything neat and sewn would make me happy, since I just can't sew.
- BAGS. I am a bit bag obsessed. Anything cute or "artsy"... I just love bags.
- Embroidered items/ instructions?
- Cardigans. Love them.
- Skirts
- Plushies. Preferably creatures that are considered ugly.

- I cut my hair rather short recently. I'd really appreciate some nice hair clips. No bows, though.
- Necklaces, earrings, etc.
- vintage-looking brooches

- collage-y leftovers
- Sketchbooks
- zines!!!

Other Stuff
- Mix Cds (if you make me a general 90s music mix, I will love you forever- I want all those songs I sang along to as a kid)
- stenciled clothing
- Hand lotion- something all natural that smells nice. I'm kind of desperate because I'm working with charcoal in art class and it's drying out my hands. The stuff I have is sticky and gross.
- And anything else hardcore crafty.

Thank you all!!!
<3<3 gen

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