Thursday, October 3, 2013

OMG what was I thinking!?

 As you may know if you read my blogs.. I love Halloween.  So, when the opportunity came about to be in a Halloween swap, I jumped at it.... um 4 times. Yeah, I am crazy.
Luckily, one was a small swap, with a small budget and small requirements. (though, I did go over the required items a bit). And, only two at a time overlap, so, that is helpful, too.  And when I shop for one, I can shop for them all at the same time. Well, all but one, as it starts soon, and I don't have my partner yet. All of these swaps are on
I am in the Tiny Owl Knits Hootin' Halloween mini swap.. it is only a month long and the small budget. It is finished except for something I ordered which had to be re-ordered because they sent the wrong color. It ends Oct 15th, so.. it is almost over.
I am also in the Halloween Vampire Swap.  It is coming along great, I think she will be pleased with her items. This one ends Oct. 19th.. I have a couple of weeks left to craft for this.
I am also in the Creatures of the Night swap.  I have not gotten my partner yet, but soon! It ends at the end of Nov. so, I have lots of time there.
I was also contacted by ChrisFixedKitty, and asked if I wanted to do a small "Creatures" swap with her while doing the big one. I said yes. WHAT? am I nuts. No, I just love Halloween. I have never been in a Halloween swap on Ravelry, per se, so I guess I am going a little overboard this year! haha. (I did receive a Halloween themed "holiday' swap once...a couple of years ago, but I didn't send out a Halloween package.)
This one, we decided, should be mailed by Oct. 25, so we could both have our packages by Halloween. I don't understand why the "Creatures" one ends in Nov. but.. oh well!
   I also signed up for a Christmas swap. The Tiny Owl Knits group is having a TOKmas swap.  I have received my partner, and have been making plans. The package must arrive before Dec 15 (so I have time), and we are all (well as many as can do) meet up on the internet at the same time to open our gifts! It will be and internet Christmas, well TOKmas, party. This should be fun. I have never been in a Christmas swap, either!
Well, I had better stop writing and get to crafting! I have a lot to do!!!!!!!

Star Trek swap 2013

How could I not be in a Star Trek swap? I have watched and loved it since it first appeared on my TV in the 60's! So, here is what I created for my swap partner Entropy..
she said she loved amigurumi toys, but couldn't make them. I made her the crew of the Enterprise, plus a little kitty mascot.. and Tribbles! I also crocheted her crew insignia coasters. I made her a "Boldy Go" shawl pin, stitch markers, project bags, and the calendar cover is a copy of a painting I made years ago. I also beaded her a Spock bracelet!

Here is what I received from my swap partner caranam!
First of all it all came in the fabulous handmade tote!!

She wrote me a little story, and I was to open each gift when the story said to do so. It was fun! I got glow suns and stars, a book "Redshirts", a bat dishcloth, iron on, a Tribble who cries!, a Tricorder box (so clever) that had puppy snips in it, a Wrath of Khan journal, some awesome malabrigo and hand-dyed yarn, and the BEST LEMON COOKIES EVER!
And the absolute best...

Doctor Who -apaloosa Swap!!! 2013

This swap was for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. I love DW, and have watched it for years!
Here is what I made  my swap partner Zara

as you can see, I go a little overboard when it comes to Doctor Who. I tatted her Anne's bookmark, and I also tatted her a Starry Night and the Tardis necklace. I made up the little Tardis, and used little Celtic knots in the necklace. The Dalek bag was the hardest thing to make... as sewing machines hate me.

Here is what I received from Skienymom.
Wow. I love the giant Doctor tote,  the shirts she painted ( I wear them all the time!) and the welcome mat, well everything! The shoes, she had a friend paint, and I love them as well and wear them constantly! So much fun!!!!

Swaps The Big Bang Theory...

Wow.. it has been a while since I posted!
Ok, let's see.
Here is what I made for my swap partner twowackykids in The Big Bang Theory swap which was in Feb!
This is what I received from my swap partner..
Misskineta. I LOVE the Oncoming storm/Dalek mitts!