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Post by thriftycrafter on Sat 28 Mar 2015 - 15:47

Lynda suggested a theme of books, so I googled; images book art. WOW, do it, then be relieved that I'm not going to ask you to swap anything like that.

Anyway April's swap on the theme of books is to make a matchbook and 'fill' it with something of your choice e.g; a piece of stamped art, a selection of stamped phrases, ephemera (love that word) the size is the limit. ;)

The contents could be removable or to remain as part of the craftwork.

Please make two this month girls.

All comers on this, family/visitors can join in too, as long as we can have the address to send theirs to.
Sign up by Friday 3rd April
Post by Thursday 30th April

Swappers;
1. Scatty received from Karelyn & Cynthia
2. Di posted recieved from Scatty & Cynthia
3. Lorraine, posted   recieved from Di and Alison
4. Billie posted recieved from Lorraine and Di
5. Cath posted received from Lorraine and Billie
6. KT posted. received from Cath and Billie
7. Maria posted. received from Cath and KT
8. Kim posted received from Maria and Kate
9. KT's mum (Lindy)  received from Kim and Maria
10.Lynda posted received from Kim & Lindy
11. Karelyn posted. received from Lindy & lynda
12. Mistyrat posted.received from Karelyn & Lynda


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Post by Scatty on Sat 28 Mar 2015 - 16:07

LOL, not getting missed this time then, Loves ya
Off to do the google.

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Post by lyndaejane on Sat 28 Mar 2015 - 16:25

LOL, like how you've signed up Lorraine whether she likes it or not! Me too, please, Karelyn: love the idea of the matchbook. If you wanted your recipient to have the choice of using the artwork, you could do two the same - one for them to keep in the matchbook and one to use. Then we could have pictures of what people had made with them, too.

BTW, you can also fit an After Eight Mint into a matchbook. Not very artistic, though.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sat 28 Mar 2015 - 18:45

LOL might be by the time it's been through the post!

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Post by cb on Sat 28 Mar 2015 - 20:33

Off to look this up but I'll sign up too please.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sat 28 Mar 2015 - 22:01

Remember doing these years ago with you guys!

Put me down x

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Post by Maria on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 10:46

I will sign up but what do you mean a matchbook, is there a size or type? more info please

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 11:11

Mum wants to play, sent her the details :)


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Post by lyndaejane on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 13:27

It's like those flimsy strips of matches, inside a cardboard cover, that you used to get from restaurants and suchlike, Maria. Bottom section was folded up about half an inch and stapled through the strip holding the matches; top section was folded down, with two folds about an eighth of an inch apart to give space for the match-heads, and tucked into the bottom section to close it. You'll just need to make the matchbook the size which will accommodate your contents.

This is what they looked like:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/387802217886944369/

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 14:32

Not being too fussy on the size, I was going to find one and copy that, but here you go Maria, you in?
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=matchbook+template&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=803&tbm=isch&imgil=i2qaXSxFE9wvrM%253A%253BBhWYno_yU6tD0M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ruthannzaroff.com%25252Fmirkwooddesigns%25252Fmatchbook.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=i2qaXSxFE9wvrM%253A%252CBhWYno_yU6tD0M%252C_&usg=__bEesSwuthKOl2heCbXONOEIwRQM%3D&ved=0CDAQyjc&ei=hP4XVb7VBYP3O62KgGg#imgdii=_&imgrc=BiW0iR42m-U2fM%253A%3BSAuA6Kn8wCmgNM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ftimelesstreasuretrunk.com%252Ffreetemplates%252FFTImages%252Fmatchbook.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ftimelesstreasuretrunk.com%252Ffreetemplates%252Fmatchbook.html%3B118%3B306

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 14:32

So, are we making one or two?

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 14:49

I dunno, I've already made one. No idea what to put in it though

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 14:49

And yes my mum is Lindy Mr Green

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Post by Maria on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 15:41

ahh I see, well two would be nice, they dont look too onerous and its nice to have things from two different people isnt it.

so we make a match book like that diagram, and then decorate it and put something in it? is that right?

do put me down for it anyway

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 16:34

Yes exactly that maria, decorate and fill as you please.
Yes, I think 2 things are nice to receive and as you say as tricky/simple as you want to make it. Could even be made in fabric (Lorraine) Wink

Thanks KT, a productive mess you made there then, as seen on FB.

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Post by lyndaejane on Sun 29 Mar 2015 - 18:23

Also, with two, you don't have to put the same goodies in each, or decorate them the same.

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Post by Maria on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 10:04

ok Ive made the two of them, they are dilly little things, what a nice idea and making two is good for the indecisives like me who cant decied which paper to use etc.

QUESTION: do the things inside them have to be stuck in (attached) like the matches were or are they free so you can take them in and out?

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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 12:01

Whatever you think best, I think it depends on the items, don't tell us, could be temp adhered for transport if that helps. I have an idea which involves one being a permanent fixture and another removed for use by the recipient.
Loving the thought of 'Dilly little things' fab name for a shop.

Right it's two we're making then :)

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Post by Maria on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 12:10

yes, I have made two. Ok, understood

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Post by kimb on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 12:17

ok putting my neck on the line here...count me in ..start as I mean to go on with my free time.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 14:54

Done.  Made two too, but not 'dilly' lol.
I've taken photos, so 'you' don't have to. Mr Green

Can I get back to my sewing now, please Miss?

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Post by kimb on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 17:02

lol.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 22:59

Oh, alright Lorraine. So you didn't sew them then :)
Secretly she enjoyed making them we all know that. Twisted Evil

Good to have you on board Kim.

No visitors this holiday Lorraine? Was hoping the kids might join in.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 23:07

They're here next week, Karelyn but I'm not getting my stuff out again, lol.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 12:50

started my 2nd one last night, still not got a clue what to put in

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Post by supergran on Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 13:44

Not sure what this means but put my name down I'll give it a try, Laughing

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Post by thriftycrafter on Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 21:32

Yay, have fun Billie

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 22:31

Ok, arm twisted lol.

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Post by Maria on Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 22:58

YAY!! (to Di joining in as well). Mine are all made and ready to post, I had a happy playtime making them. Nice to do something less full on that a scrapbook layout

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Post by thriftycrafter on Thu 2 Apr 2015 - 10:26

Thanks for joining in Di, super to have so many in this one. It's as arduous as you make it, says she not having starting other than having an idea scribbled on a scrap of paper LOL

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