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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

712 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
712 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2022 :  6:41:40 PM  Show Profile
Hey all!!

I was in my craft room today working on using up paper scraps from a collection. I was growing very tired of the papers the more I tried to use them up. Lol. I’m sure I’m not the only one that happens too!

I started to think about how I could bless others with these scrap and my Farmgirl sisters came to mind. We have had other posts and threads here about R.A.O.K. and happy mail. So I’m wondering…would any of you be interested in being part of a group like this? I would be happy to maintain the first post/thread with names and what types of things you would be interested in receiving, like paper scraps, fabric scraps, buttons, ephemera, laces, trims, etc?

Many of the scraps I have would fit in either a legal size or a 5x7 envelope that would only require 1 or 2 stamps. I really don’t want to throw useable scraps away but when I am done…I am done! Haha. Hope this makes sense.

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha

churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2022 :  7:22:39 PM  Show Profile
I am in. I am interested in pieces of paper which measure at least 2" per side. I will take larger of course and it has to hold a crease when folded. Shall I send two stamps to you to defray the cost?

EDIT
Here is a list of scraps I will accept:

!) Scrap paper no smaller than 2" X 2".
2) Small balls or pieces of yarn at least 12" long.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

Edited by - churunga on Aug 04 2022 06:48:37 AM
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8703 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8703 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  02:10:37 AM  Show Profile
Add me please. I am interested in fabric or paper scraps, buttons,ephemera. Are we doing this as an RAOK type thing or reimbursement or barter?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  06:46:03 AM  Show Profile
I believe a similar swap happened in the past. Everyone signed up and said what they wanted and anyone else could send their excess of that particular item to them. Courtesy recommended that we communicate with the person first and take things off your list if you've gotten enough. I would always send stamps back to the person who gifted me.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  08:28:26 AM  Show Profile
Cool idea, Karen. But I'd be more interested in giving than getting. I did quite a bit of cleaning out for the Dog Days Junk Journal swap. However I still have more that I'd like to "re-home".

Churunga -- watch for an envelope to come your way. I'm assuming the paper pieces are for tea bag folding so you would want paper not cardstock, right? And what do you do with those smaller pieces of yarn? Inquiring minds want to know.

Levisgrammy -- tell us more about the type and size fabric scraps you prefer.

I have specific ideas for most of my projects. And like you Karen, when I'm done - I'm done! And the pieces left sit forever waiting for my new ideas that never seem to include them.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  09:06:41 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I could use some paper scraps, but I could send lots of fabric scraps.

Denise - when I come in the fall I can bring you some. Good scrappy pieces.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  10:23:03 AM  Show Profile
Jean - Yes, the paper scraps are for the tea bag folded stars. I may ask for cardstock later but not now. I have quite enough. I use the smaller pieces of yarn for making amigurumi dolls. A little goes quite a long way for these small projects. Please inquire! Your question gave me a new idea.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  10:40:41 AM  Show Profile
Churunga . . . now inquiring minds REALLY want to know . . . . what in the world is an amigurumi doll ????

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  11:54:17 AM  Show Profile
Amigurumi - this link will sum it up.

https://japanobjects.com/features/amigurumi

These are small and beautiful and a good way to use up yarn.



Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8703 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8703 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  12:27:28 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Linda! Looking forward to it.

Jean I could use anything cotton or cotton blend 2.5 x 2.5 or bigger.

Marie, I am checking my yarn scraps. Will let you know what I can come with.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  6:48:18 PM  Show Profile
Any yarn fiber, color, thickness or style are good choices. Ha! Ha! I'll take it all off your hands. Maybe I'll even make you something from it as a thank you.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

712 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
712 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2022 :  7:04:46 PM  Show Profile
Marie, I’ve never heard of those dolls before but they sure are adorable!!

I was thinking R.A.O.K.s. Personally I’m ok with people who just want to send to others. The more I use my stash, the more and more freedom I am finding in the stuff I have. Which seems like it would be the opposite though. Lol. I love to bless others with happy mail and sending some things to a new home makes me smile.

So it looks like we have Marie, Denise, Linda, and I for sure. Jean, are you sure there isn’t anything you may like to receive??

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2022 :  12:04:39 PM  Show Profile
It may be a bit before I get to sort through all my craft stuff but surprises when we least expect them are a lot of fun, right?

As you're all going through your stuff I can always use scraps of things like lace, rick rack, ribbons, bias tape, buttons, etc. to use on apron pockets, hot pads, coasters, Christmas stockings, etc. Also fabric scraps, orphan quilt blocks and such that could be used for hot pads, coasters, little bags for gifts.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2022 :  1:26:56 PM  Show Profile
Karen . . . like the song says, "All I need is love" . . .

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2022 :  2:18:02 PM  Show Profile
I'm with you Karen. At my age I really just want to pass on stuff and don't need any more. So if you get a surprise package from me please don't feel you have to send me anything.

You got it Jean -- (((((((Love and Hugs)))))))

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

470 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
470 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2022 :  4:17:43 PM  Show Profile
Oh I love amigurumi! DMC has some free patterns - fruit, plants, odd things. There is another web site - amigurumi.com. CrocheTree.com is all doll patterns. I bought some doll patterns and sent one to a swap partner.

Has anyone seen the fabric scrap twine on Pinterest? I'm thinking about trying it. You use long strips of fabric 1 1/2" wide.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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