STS (Shop the Swap) 2024 Fall Market Discussion

I think in the first or second post there’s a list of items that were discussed as crafting possibilities.

Cookies have been popular in the past as well. That would fall under the “treats” category, I suppose.

Sort of related story: I was excited to eat the chocolate chip cookies that my dad makes, but he used old chocolate chips this time. They tasted like chalk. He didn’t mind and neither did my nephew, but my ma and I knew what was up. We did not eat them. My sister saved the day by bringing scotcheroos. If you’re from the Midwest, you probably know what I’m talking about :smirk:

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I’m toying with the idea of making some paper mache moths as wall art. They’d be fun to paint. We’ll see if that actually happens though. And maybe some monster mini sculpts as I never did make those for the garage sale. If I design them right they could come with little crates like my baby dragons.

I made this little guy ages and ages ago. He’s one of the few pieces I’ve kept. A series of mini monsters with accessories would be so cute.

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This was fun last time I did it and I think the timing is right to join again this year. Yay! Anyone have laser cutting requests or needle felting requests?

I have other stuff made / to make, but I’m happy to take ideas!

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I used my Silhouette to cut stencils in the past. I first tried with acetate sheets, but they were way too lightweight. I tried with some stencil material that I had purchased, but it was too thick. My mom had a laminating machine and I found that the plastic laminating sheets worked just right. I ran the sheets through the machine and once they were laminated, they were heavy enough for stencils, but not too heavy to cut with the Silhouette.
If you’re interested, I’d be happy to send you the files I created and you’d be more than welcome to use any of them to create stencils for your shop.

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Laser cut blanks would be awesome. I’m thinking wooden tags, ATCs, trading coins, that kind of thing.

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This is my favorite stencil material.

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Thank you for sharing! If I ever do stencils again, I’ll definitely look for this.

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I will. I’m looking at Pinterest :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Oh yes!! I would love some laser cut items for miniature furniture! :star_struck::heart_eyes::star_struck::heart_eyes:

There are other things I’d snap up as well coz laser cut stuff makes my heart do a little dance.

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Like, some of the model furniture? I did some beds and park benches awhile back. I know scale can be pretty particular, so let me know what youre thinking.

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Little model furniture or kits of the parts to assemble oneself sound fun to me.

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Yes! This, for sure! Easier to ship as well.

I typically work in 1:12 scale but sometimes go 1:24 if I’m doing a tin or something. When I have a bit more time I can link some things I’ve found that look intriguing. I’m about to start work…. I hate when it interrupts play time! :joy:

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I’ve seen laser cut garden markers which I could use. Sometimes I forget what I planted where :sweat_smile:

And I could use some more needlefelted dryer balls. I have three, but they get lost in my clothes piles or my cats steal them. Oooo, needlefelted cat toys!

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Laser-cut garden markers is a great idea! I would buy some for my sister for Christmas!

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I could use mission tags for geocaching trackables. That’s probably niche and just me.

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