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Default POSTAL Tagged Textiles, 3+1, Due 9/5/12

Why "Tagged?" After all, SCS is a Papercrafting Site! Each item must have a COORDINATING (to the Textile item) handmade tag OR other papercrafted item that involves papercrafting (die cut, stamping, etc. on cardstock, DSP, chipboard, etc.) with at least two layers and one embellishments. So could be a tag, could be a notepad, could be a set of handmade cards, a cute bookmark, etc...

Why "Textiles?" Because I love them. The item must be hand/home made, involving textile (sewn fabric, embroidered fabric or crocheted/knitted items).

So basically you will sew or crochet or knit 3+1 items and create coordinated handcrafted tags/items for each! Ideas: doilies, totes/bags, potholders, book covers, coasters, aprons, placements, tablerunners, wall decor, dishcloths, scarves, ornaments, hats, etc. (Clothing items must be "one size fits all" types and for adults, not kids.) Quality work only, something you would be proud to give as a gift or could sell in a shop even. I try to swap out fairly evenly so note if they are smaller items, will be swapped with the smaller items, etc. See the next post also for lists of ideas to inspire you. I'll keep adding more!

Due 9/5/12 in my hands. I'm making the due date out 5 months on this one to give us all time to work on them so we can enjoy making them as well and get creative! AND it gives you a jump on some Christmas gifts too.

Mailing: Keep in mind items mailed back may be bulkier so plan for that. Send extra postage also for that reason, or use flat rate boxes. Include $ for DC if you would like it on the returns also please -- I highly recommend it for tracking purposes. PM me for address when ready to send.

You must check in regularly and within two weeks of due date to confirm participation. Life happens, if you must drop, be sure to notify me in advance so as to avoid being reported to SCS. Please be sure to post when you receive back as well to close out.

Anyone else love textiles too?
Also, when you know what you are going to make, please post so I can list that too. Sharing pics is also encouraged, and ideas/tips swapping!

1. CherryLime - Coasters - Recd
2. CherryLime - Zipper Bags - Recd
3. Galet1 - cowl scarves - Recd
4. Galet1 - lunch bags - REcd
5. Christina612 - Lacey crocheted purses - Recd
6. VickieY - pincushion with pins - Recd, Christina wants one
7. Shereel - owl purses with goodies - Recd
8. Shereel - totes with goodies - Recd
9. Cupojafa - Snack Bags - Recd
10. Lulubean13 - dishcloths - Recd
11. Lulubean13 - dress sewing kits/scissor pockets - Recd
12. Babygoofus - jean purses - Recd, Toni would like one
13. Babygoofus - drawstring totes - Recd
14. DROP
15. Mauiueno - dishcloths with scrubbers - Recd
16. Clpangels - tissue holders - Recd
17. Clpangels - hand sanitizer holders - Recd
18. SLHawes - crocheted winter scarves - Recd
19. SLHawes - dishcloths - Recd
20. AMTutton - Floral Dishcloths - Recd
21. AMTutton - Neckwarmer scarves - Recd, Toni would like one
22. Monicas Silcott - Tissue Box Covers/Organizers - Recd
23. Monicas Silcott - Card organizers - Recd
24. Stamp Wizard - Quilted Comp Book Covers - on their way
25. Ladylovestostamp - Sewing companions, Post #62 - Recd
26. Ladylovestostamp - 'wine' bags - Recd
27.-28. DROP
29. KLB1082 - Quilted coffee cuffs - Recd
30. Christina612 - Victorian Jewelry Frames w/jewelry - Recd, Cupojafa would like one
31. Shereel -- Flat iron/curling iron covers - Recd
32. Ladylovestostamp - curly knit scarves, post#80 - Recd
33. Bflostamp - teapot cozy - Recd
34. CherryLime - pillowcases - Recd
35. Spatton09 - Lap Quillow
36. StampinGoodDeeds - Crocheted trinket purses
37. Dana0527 - Teddy Bears
38. Bflostamp - fingerless mitts, Christina dibs, Lulubean dibs, Toni dibs - Recd
39.-44. DROP
45. PamButcher - fabric bowls - Recd
46.-47. DROP
48. KLB1082 - crocheted mini purses with matching coin purses - Recd
49. TNB - messenger bags - Recd, Ladylovestostamp wants one
50. Quilling_Queen - corn heat packs - Recd
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Extra ideas and inspirations!

A book cover (quilted, crocheted, knitted...) OR a Kindle/Nook/Ipad sized cover... with a handmade bookmark/tag tucked in it
http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot....t-pattern.html
http://tipnut.com/ipad-kindle-covers/
http://www.allfreesewing.com/Miscell...wing-Patterns#

Quilted or fabric or canvas covered boards, or French photo collage boards (the ones with the crossed ribbons on it to hold pics).

Quilted fabric basket with cards or goodies tucked inside
http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05...ic-basket.html

Eyeglass cases: http://tipnut.com/eyeglass-cases/

Crochet a crochet hook case? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...chet-hook-case

Quilted/Patchwork Comp Book Cover: http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2006...over-tutorial/

Quilted travel jewelry pouch with tags http://sew4home.com/projects/storage...-jewelry-pouch

Aprons with goodies in the pockets http://sewing.about.com/od/aprons/tp...ngpatterns.htm

Quilted fabric bowls with stamped goodies
http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2011...bric-bowl.html

Tic Tac Toe or Checker mats with stamped playing pieces

All kinds of cute ideas such as mug rug, placemat, book covers, coffee cozy, games, ornaments, book bag, pencil case, etc. : http://www.favequilts.com/Quilted-Gi...Teacher-Gifts#

A shopping tote with a tag/shopping list/pen

A crocheted doily with a matching vintage mini-journal

Digital camera case: http://sew-mad.blogspot.com/2008/02/triple-c.html

A scented-coaster with matching note cards
Cute Shamrock coasters: http://ajpadilla.com/patterns/season...amrock-coaster

A teapot cozy with a pocket card with tea bags in it
Or how about a crocheted tea cup? http://www.craftbits.com/project/teacup

A pincushion with tag/hat pin/pins
Hexagon Pincushion: http://ajpadilla.com/patterns/quick-...gon-pincushion

Super cute Scissors Case: http://ajpadilla.com/patterns/quick-...-scissors-case

A knitted scarf or hat with a cute tag attached

34 ideas and patterns! http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/acc...wing-projects/

Stationery sets (quilted holders or the kind made from placemats, etc.)

Car organizers (the kind that hang on the back of the seat/headrest) or bedside/armchair organizers

Trivets (all sorts, even rag rug style)

Wall hangings

Table runners

Purse organizers for post-its/pens

Casserole totes

Pillow cases/covers (you don't have to include the pillow insert, just specify size to put in and instructions for example)
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I'm in....I will take two spots!
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Me, me!! I'm in!

2 spots, please! (only 'cause you're giving us 'til Sept.! LOL!).

Do you need to know what we're making? I'll have to think about that....
(edit: oh, duh, reread the directions and of course you do! I'll get back to you...but I've been crazy knitting/crocheting lately when Miss B lets me!)
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Yes yes yes! You know I'm playing! Woo hoo! And Toni is here!
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Love the September date! But, I do not sew, crochet, or knit. Yet, I love textiles and have lots of fabric! I have an idea for a pin cushion which would use fabric yet require minimal hand-stitching and I love creating stick pins...so hope my idea meets the requirments; if it does meet the swap requirements, I would love a spot and my project will be pin cushion with stick pins.
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You put textiles in the title and think I won't sign up! I need 2 spots. I know 1 spot will be vinyl book covers.
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Count me in for two spots please, probably tote bags. When I am more definite I will let you know.
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And Toni is here!
I don't lead...I FOLLOW!! LOL!
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Love the September date! But, I do not sew, crochet, or knit. Yet, I love textiles and have lots of fabric! I have an idea for a pin cushion which would use fabric yet require minimal hand-stitching and I love creating stick pins...so hope my idea meets the requirments; if it does meet the swap requirements, I would love a spot and my project will be pin cushion with stick pins.
Sounds pretty sweet to me! I LOVE stick pins (athough I haven't really figured out how to incorporate them in my cards, yet)!
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You ladies are so fun!!! and Funny!!!

Vickie -- Sounds like a winner to me, still textile and stitched (even if minimally!) and I know your fabulous creations so I'm all for it!

Sheree -- Love those vinyl book covers you make!!! I am always in awe of your items, you know that... in fact, I have one of your bags with me today (everyday!)! I don't believe in reincarnation... but if I did, I'd want to come back as an apprentice to you or your teachers aide!

Can't wait to see all the amazing creations you crafty ladies come up with!
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Very carefully... hahaha... I did a couple and have them on my blog and in my gallery I think.
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And I was wondering if the swap would be a hit... haha! You ladies proved that within the first couple hours!
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I just love the fabric creations from so many of you in my past swaps. In fact, I have been using my garden aprons for the last two weeks, and they have been spectacular! And my garden journal that is fabric/canvas covered... its where I put all my garden plans/plots/records. I have tissue holders and chapstick holders always with me, in my quilted totes, and my pincushions on my sewing table! I have the vinyl journal and another fabric book cover on my table next to my chair in the living room at all times. And a fabulous potholder hanging in my kitchen. And those are just a few of them! Constant reminders of the friends on here and fabulous talent!
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I will take 2 spots.. No idea what I will make though. I used to sew all of my ex husbnads kids clothes when they were little. THAT was a long time ago since they are 19 and 17 now. Maybe this will get my sewing skills not so rusty........
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Hint hint: I have been adding ideas to the 2nd post above...
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I will take 2 spots.. No idea what I will make though. I used to sew all of my ex husbnads kids clothes when they were little. THAT was a long time ago since they are 19 and 17 now. Maybe this will get my sewing skills not so rusty........
YEA! Jennifer's here! How's Lil' Miss?? (Oh! Let her know I've been reading her books to Miss B!)
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Two spots please for now - love this idea!!
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Sometimes I feel like people are following me on here?? Or am I following them?? LOL


How is your peanut Toni? Camille has her birth annoucement on her dresser propped up against her fish tank!!!!
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I would like 2 spots. I f ok I will be making tissue holders and hand santitizer holders
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I'll be doing tote bags for my second spot. I just took home from school about 15 yesterday, that just need a little finished on. They are class samples from last school year. I'm not teaching sewing this year and it makes me sad. Each spot will be a little different but about the same size. It was carma: a reason to finish that pile I took out of the car this morning. I have spring break all next week and I'm staying home so I can sew away. Last year I went on a cruise, so I'm just boring this year.
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I wish I had a week to be home sewing... I'm lucky if I get to take a day off next week, though I do have every other Friday off and am glad for that!!!
I can't imagine you not teaching sewing! Just fine if they are all different, not a problem at all.
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I think I'll do something with reuseable snack bags....for now...that however may change...or I might just need to take another spot...but I'll wait and see....
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How is your peanut Toni? Camille has her birth annoucement on her dresser propped up against her fish tank!!!!
Wasn't it Bobby Brown that had a song about being followed? Shoot! lol!

Peanut is my little "punk". Just when I've had all I can take and she's on the very last little edge of my nerves...is when she gives me her biggest grin. Punk kid.

Shereel...so jealous...a whole week to craft (sigh).... Where did you cruise to? I've always wanted to go.
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Just stopping by to say hello and to wish everyone a Blessed Easter weekend and Easter Day.

Hmmmmm...since we have a September due date, who knows, maybe I'll learn to crochet between now and then...maybe! LOL I used to do lace net darning but I think it's a lost art now; all my supplies are in the attic and I'm sure I forget how to read a pattern for it! Maybe when I retire I'll pull that out again.
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I'm mostly glad to have a break. It's been a hard year. My mother in law died on
Thanksgiving and I fell and broke my knee cap. I had my parents for 2 weeks in the fall also when Dad had back surgery. Some people at my job have made it a really stressful year also. I'm teaching 2 subjects I haven't really taught before. Adult roles is tuff curriculum. I ended up with the 25 tuffest freshmen in the district, as their mentor teacher-they are stinkers. I may just stay in bed with a book for a day or two to revieve to make it the last mini term. I do love my students but some days-
My cruise last year was to Mexico. It was really inexpensive-$400.00 a person for a week for the first 2 people and $200.00 for the second 2 per cabin. We drove to Cedar City on a Friday night and then to Los Angeles Saturday to get on the ship. My parents and my sister's family went so we had 3 cabins. Cruises are greats for the money if you don't have to pay alot to get to the dock. I think my teenage nephews ate way more than they paid in food. I do plan to sew while I have the project mess out.
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Peanut is my little "punk". Just when I've had all I can take and she's on the very last little edge of my nerves...is when she gives me her biggest grin. Punk kid.

Shereel...so jealous...a whole week to craft (sigh).... Where did you cruise to? I've always wanted to go.
We called Little miss "PUNKY" from the beginning. She was born with dark brown hair in a mohawk. Then when she started picking her clothes.... looked just like punky brewster. Still call her punky or punky doodle on occasion.
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I am in!!! I will take 2 spots please. Can't wait to see all your creations!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #34
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I will be making coaster sets and zippered pouches....
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Hooray, you're hosting again!! Sign me up for 2 spots. One spot will be for a tissue box cover/organizer. I'll get back to you on the second. Thanks for letting me know about this fun swap!
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Yay! Sherri, Annette and Monica are here for this party too! With this crowd, its got to be a party!!!

Jen - I LOVE your reusable snack bags! I love all the projects you have been sewing! Those art kits were fabulous too! Would be perfect for crochet hooks is what I was thinking!

Vickie -- I say GO FOR IT! I want to take a class on learning to knit, just have to find one and do it! haha The lace darning sounds so cool too!

Sheree --- Treat yourself to a spa day, whether at home or at a spa. You deserve it! That is a task but you are helping to mold the minds of the future!
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Love it, can't wait to see them!
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:06 AM   #38
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I personally want to try to make the cute quilted scissor cases... I have patterns even for them and haven't gotten to making them. I also have the embroidery machine so have to get moving on it too, maybe combined to make embroidered scissor cases...
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Awesome! Let me know once you are settled back in!

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sounds so much fun, subbing for now, need to get to NY and put stuff in order.
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We are already up to 23! This is going to be a fun party thread, I can tell!
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