Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Swap I'm hosting!

I am hosting a Christmas stocking swap over on Swap Bot! - below is the swap as listed on that site- it's free to join and if I've swapped with you before (even if you have no swap bot rating) you can join!

Christmas Stocking Profile Specific

Swap Homepage: http://pookalakachicka.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-swap-im-hosting.html

Swap Coordinator: Sezouli (contact)

Swap categories: Accessories Bath & Body Seasonal

Location: Regional - US

Type: Type 3: Package or craft

Rating requirement: 4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)

Last day to signup/drop: November 15, 2011

Date items must be sent by: December 9, 2011

Number of swap partners: 1


I can't get enough of stockings and stuffers during Christmas! This swap is for a full size stocking (handmade or store bought) that you fill with items all relating to your (1) partner's profile. I realize that some people have somewhat skimpy profiles, and I will drop them from the swap if there's not enough info- just make sure to fill it in! I also know that some people (myself included) like LOTS of information so please send messages with additional questions and such to your partner if you'd like more info. These types of swaps usually take more time to do because you have to search for recipient-specific items, but I want to make sure that we can get these items in the post so they arrive in time for Christmas. Because of this and the cost of postage, this is a US only swap. Your stocking and items should fit and fill a medium flat rate USPS box (you don't have to use one, this is just a guideline) and cost $10 or so without postage. I know this is fairly inexpensive, but I think that with some creative purchasing/making we can all do a great job! Handmade items are welcome as long as your partner's profile doesn't state otherwise, and the same goes for thrift store items. The swap is only open to those with a 4.9 or above, with at least 5 type 3 swaps, and most newbies aren't allowed. (only if you have swapped and been rated before on another site like craftster) I know that's pretty harsh, but I've been flaked on many times and want to insure it doesn't happen to anyone!

I've joined some other swaps for Christmas on this site too! Here are some of the great ones I'm in:
Handmade Christmas Stocking Full of Goodies
Christmas Stocking Swap
Felt Christmas Decorations- Handmade
Christmas Flat Rate
Christmas Stocking in the Mail

If you're not a member of this, but you're into getting happy snail mail, I'd suggest it!  There are a lot of swaps, and for all kinds of tastes.  I would suggest that after a couple, you stick to the ones that have strict entry requirements so that theres a smaller chance of being flaked on. I've had that happen (once on Swap Bot and once on Craftster) and it really sucks!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Love this quote- it fits me to a T.

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, Leap! ~Cynthia Heimel

Also, I just heard the doorbell, so my new book must be here...
101 Gourmet Cake Bites

Friday, July 1, 2011

Floors and Feet.

I am not quite sure how it happened as I'm not yet convinced that it's even physically possible, but I think I re-broke a tiny foot bone while battling the floor in the craft room. I'll just give it a few days and see if it gets better, because last time I did it and went to the ER- they bandaged it up with a sports wrap and told me to take it easy.  Thanks for that captain obvious and lieutenant way-too-freakin-expensive-for-that-advice.
So I will keep an eye on my own Craft Floor War injuries.
However, I have come out on top as the floor is now in and it's only a matter of edging it out to make it look decent. Now the huge task of unpacking craft boxes needs to be accomplished, as well as the moving and assembly of the two heaviest cabinet-type pieces of furniture I've ever encountered. They'll offer loads of crafty storage, but crapdiddly they are of titanic weight proportions.
I will be posting pics later, but not until it's decent looking enough that I'm not embarrased.
Also, Melissa Bailey, you know you're the only one reading this (unless you have given up on my blog, which I can't really blame you if that's true) so you better call me this weekend!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Under Corn Struction

My new craft room is undergoing changes before I can establish myself, so why not revamp this situation as well?  It's happening......

Monday, May 9, 2011

Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market!

I met so many crafters of awesomeness this weekend- here they are in no particular order...
DeadWilder - Beautiful drawings made into prints and jewelry.  I am in love with the octopus print.
HotButter - Had awesome bags and wallets.  I ended up going back for one at the end of my time there because I just couldn't shake it!
JanuaryJonesPrints - I bought a print similar to this one, and a few postcards of awesomeness.
I also got to see the awesome Kelly Cook, who's shop I adore. I got this in card form, and these - both of which will be in the mail to a certain someone soon.
Kelly was there with Betony Coons of GraySparrow where I got a large and tiny print of this, a tiny one of this, and a large one of this - which is going to hang in my new craft room!
Planet Ogie had some awesomeness, as did: Debbie Clapper, Elevated Scraps, Bitter, Fern & Sprout and Cheryl Patrick.
Yummers drinks at ModesTea...
And Snacky goodness from Cake Denver - I got snickerdoodle cookies that I loved.

All in all it was a fan-freakin-tastic time.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Etsy Craft Party 2011

I am taking the dive and hosting the Greeley Etsy Craft Party 2011!  I can't wait to meet some new people and make crafty things and have a great time.  I'm nervous (like anyone who doesn't have any friends) that I will be the only one there and I will be doing group activites all by myself. -"and the raffle goes to.... Cheryl- and it's the thing Cheryl made for the raffle. Congratulations self!"
Also, I was consedering shipping friends out just for this occasion, but even then we'd only have 3.  So off I go to email any and all Etsy users that live in Greeley, and to think of other ways to invite people!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Getting back in it.

That is it. I've had it with the lack of activity on my part, and if I don't start crafting soon, I"m going to kick my own ass.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


So this saturday we are off to officially begin our home-buying adventure.  I've gotten a lot of advice on what not to do, and hopefully we'll be able to find an awesome house without too much trouble. 
As for my crafting, I haven't been actively doing any yet this year, but I have been reading up a storm. The next crafting venture I dare to take is PMC, but since we need all of our disposable income for house related costs right now, I'm reading up on techniques and designs using PMC. If anyone out there has ever used it and would like to throw some advice at me, please do!  Although I consider myself somewhat talented in the crafting arena, I think I have the potential to make big mistakes with this!