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ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Fridge Magnet Swap (Sign-up 7/29/15 - 8/11/15 ; Sendout 9/4/15) by roler
Date started: July 29, 2015 11:15:01 AM, Replies: 27
Swap name:  Fridge Magnet Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: roler and BigBangMomma
Sign-up date range: July 29, 2015 - August 11, 2015
Date to send item by: September 4, 2015

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Details of swap:
This is a refrigerator magnet swap!  All crafting styles are encouraged; your magnets can be fabric, yarn, clay, wood, stone, paper, or anything else you can make into an awesome little decoration!  Personally, I hope to eventually collect a variety of different styles for my magnet collection!

You will send a package of five magnets.  At least three of these magnets must be crafted, but you may purchase up to two.  Magnets that represent your particular location, culture, or activities might be good ones to purchase - something your partner might not otherwise have a chance to get themselves!

There is no strict size restriction, but I think approximately 2in / 5cm square is a good size to aim for if you're not sure.  Just think of what size you'd like on your fridge!

NOTE: I've recently learned that certain areas' post offices will not allow mailing magnets.  I believe the actual guidelines only actually prohibit magnets that are strong enough to interfere with airplane controls, but in my own case, a postal worker showed me a list that clearly just said "No Magnets", so I can't exactly argue with that.  If you find that you're unable to mail magnets, you may mail just the crafted part, with a clear space to attach the magnet on the back (please just make sure it's flat enough to glue the magnet on).

If you want to participate, information to send to both organizers: roler and BigBangMomma

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Fridge Magnet Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Will you provide a tracking number if mailing from the USA or within your own country, or a postal receipt if mailing from another country?
Can you take and post photos of what you receive in the gallery?
Do you have any allergies?

Do you have any allergens in your home?

What type of magnets can you make?

What type of magnets would you most like to receive?

Please list at least five interests that your partner can use for inspiration (ie animals, TV shows, places, hobbies, colors, etc.):

Is there any type of theme you would NOT like to receive?

Is there any type of purchased magnet you would really love to receive?

If you have a preference, what size would you like your magnets to be?

Link to your pinterest/website, if you have one:

Anything else you'd like to tell your partner or the mods?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO BOTH ORGANIZERS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Participants:
1. roler
2. BigBangMomma
3. Sarasmile
4. Ludi
5. Abbeeroad
6. Belladune
7. camelama
8. Kwality570
9. emilywilde
10. Annchen
11. Onyxnox
12. bec99
13.
14.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Vintage Halloween Swap 2015 (signup through Aug. 8, sendout Sept. 9) by kittykill
Date started: August 02, 2015 09:28:44 AM, Replies: 18


Swap name:Vintage Halloween Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kittykill,
Sign-up date range:8/2/2015-8/8/2015
Date to send item by:9/9/2015

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


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Details of swap:

It came from the deep...the Vintage Halloween Swap 2015! You will tremble in fear at the evil crafts created in this swap. You will try to turn the other way at the monstrous horrors shown in the gallery. You will scream at what your partner sends you! Run, grab your glue gun and sign up for the VINTAGE HALLOWEEN SWAP of 2015!!!!!!!! (nurses will be on duty for the faint of heart)

You will need to craft ONE MEDIUM ITEM


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
What are your favorite Halloween things? (pumpkins,trick or treaters,cats,bats,colors,etc.)
What year vintage holloween do you like? Victorian? 1940s? 1980s?
What types of things are you interested in making?
I would love to have this.
I would scream in fear if I got this, so please dont send it to me
Allergies:
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Do you like cute, creepy or scary Halloween?
Are you willing to check in every week and thank you partner in the gallery?
Let your partner know a little bit about yourself! Style, favorite things, are you a vintage collector, pinterest or blog links.

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Participants:
kittykill
KarenLouiseM
rockingbearranch
The Raging Sloth
pottermouth
Blasphemy the Blasphemer
spookygrrrly
rackycoo

Sent
Partner received
late with communication
A pox on you


Partners:



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Gallery for Around the World July Dotee swap by blupaisan
Date started: July 22, 2015 05:47:27 AM, Replies: 44


status of participants....

sent
rec'd                      
sending late with comm
see me after school
feedback given


bec99 - dulcet
whatthepuck - Wile E Songdog
Ludi- LadybugsandBumblebees
Smmarrt - Sarasmile
spookygrrrly - cmarion3
The Raging Sloth - alwaysinmyroom
Acadian Driftwood - blupaisan




ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 (sign up 7-26-17 to 8-10-15; s/o 11-23-15) by Audania1
Date started: July 26, 2015 03:10:47 PM, Replies: 58


Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015



Its that time of year again!  Time to sign up for the MINI 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWAP!!!!  It may seem a bit early to some, but I love knowing theres a long crafting time.  Especially since this swap is on the bigger side and the holidays can be hectic so, starting early just makes things easier and stress free. 
This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas/Holiday swap but, feel that the original 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.  Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all. If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.


******  DUE TO THE SIZE AND NATURE OF THIS SWAP I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING FIRST TIME SWAPPERS OR PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY SEND LATE. I will be checking everyones swap history to make sure that projects are going to be sent ON TIME. Nobody wants to receive a Christmas swap package in January. Even worse, nobody wants to be flaked on and it would be ridiculously hard to find a SWAP ANGEL at this time of year. I am going to be VERY firm on this so please do not send in a questionnaire if you have sent late more than 2 or 3 times in the last 2 years. If you feel you still want to try and send in a questionnaire that is ok, but just know that I may veto it and not accept you in this swap.


Swap name: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2015
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Audania1
Crafster member co-host for this swap: CabinArts
Sign-up date range: from 07/27/15 until 08/10/15 (if we reach 30 swappers well close signups early)
Date to send items by: Monday, November 23, 2015 (This is the Monday BEFORE Thanksgiving. Please plan to ship accordingly!)
Limited to a certain number of people: 30
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 16 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap.
 
I reserve the right to deny any Craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
-ANY "negative" feedback and/or comments
-poor communication in past swaps
-consistently sending late in past swap
-I am NOT accepting first time swappers
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month.  YES
- Has posted at least 15 times.  YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback.  YES
- Has participated and received positive feedback in at least 1 other swap.  YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items in the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will be making 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days. This is a bare minimum of larges and mediums. If you wish to make more larges and mediums than smalls, that is perfectly fine as long as you consult your partner. It stinks is you work super hard on your projects and all you receive is a lot of smalls in return so PLEASE dont do that to yourself and just talk to your partner!


A really nice way to do it is start with smalls and then lead up to the larges. Also, its worth noting that if you are sending food items then maybe they should be opened the first couple of days so they dont go bad.

So, the break down can be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 1-6 small
Days 7-10 medium
days 11-12 large

You are not relegated to this particular order if you want to change it up. This is just how it has been done in the past. If you are making large wearable item, you may also want to have them open it early so they can use it through the season.

In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles with a certain size feel free to make an equivalent to the particular size. For instance, instead of a medium, you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls. Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgment. Put yourself in your partners shoes and ask yourself if you think you would be happy with the equivalent of the items they choose. And, if in doubt, you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion, and if youre still in doubt, ask another person in this swap. Here are the guidelines:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse, DIY kits, blankets, bags, totes, cable knitted items, place mat sets, cable leg warmers, pretty knit socks, kitchen set of potholders/apron, set of embellished dish towels.
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf, wrist warmers, thread catcher, note card set, hats, magic yarn ball, embroidered pillow case, apron, stencil shirts.
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, hand carved stamps, coasters, pot holder, key chain, dish clothes, decorated frames, journals, head bands, pincushion, heat packs.

Please note-these are just ideas of crafts to make.  I have potholders in the small category.  However, if you make an intricate one with lots of pieces or an embroidered one, it could also count as a medium, or if you make a set of 4 that could be considered medium too.  I just put it in the small category because I was thinking of one simple potholder.  So, please use your best judgment with sizes.  You can always ask my opinion or another swappers opinion if you want.  I think the most important thing is to put yourself in the receivers shoes Would you be happy receiving a simple potholder as a small item?  Would you be happy if your large item was a cabled scarf?  Anyways..

And the links to galleries for more ideas:
2013 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429258.0
2012 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415601.0#axzz2Z3XTukvO
2011 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395229.0                                             
2010 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.0#axzz2Z3lXMBx4

Note:  In the past there has been slight confusion on how to label packages.  So just to make it clear the first package you want your partner to open, you label as #1.  Then for the 2nd package you want them to open youd label #2 the second and so on.  So, #12 package would be the last package opened.  You can also label them by dates, as in put 'DEC 14th' on the first gift your partner will open then the last gift would be labeled DEC 25th.  Either way you want to label them is fine.  Just make sure that the small gifts are opened first and the last gifts opened are the large.

The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to Audania1 and all PM's must have the subject line: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 with either "questionairre", "sent", "received" in it.

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts. I know some people dont like to post/check in. So Im going to make it fun for everyone. As every Monday I will post a simple question. It may be "What is your favorite Christmas song?" Mine is "Mary, Did you Know?" by the Pentatonix. All you do is answer the question and say one of the following: a) still crafting, b) done crafting or c) mailed items

3.PM's must be sent to Audania1 and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to Audania1 and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems! This is mandatory!

4. When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that the Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office

2. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

3. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of the year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc. leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

4. Also, if you will be shipping to a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include anything that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

5. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be used for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

6. I highly recommend that each of you put together a PINTEREST. These are a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like.  If you do not have a Pinterest account, please pm me and I will send you an invite so you can get started sooner than the 2 day wait or whatever it is now.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.

AND AS A REMINDER:
Please remember to keep in the holiday spirit.  Extras are optional-but quality is NOT optional.  I want everyone to receive nice items that were crafted/bought with them in mind.  So, in other words Please read their questionnaire over and over and make sure you are sending them something they will like (not just something you like to make), and not just random things thrown in a box.  Its never fun to receive a thought-less package, especially when they worked hard to make you crafty wonderful-ness from the heart.

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Questionnaire to PM to Audania1:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2015
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old.
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergens in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Posting once a week in the thread is REQUIRED are you willing to do this?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 (or 2) BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 7 smaller wish list things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?
Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

If your wanting holiday themed items please answer the following questions.  If dont want holiday items please skip to the next set of questions.
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...) a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)
What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, stars, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes please list some of your favorites:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES.  If youd like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you dont want any of these items, you can skip this section.
t-shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*To help your partner be more intune to your likes/dislikes as well as particular items you would be thrilled to receive please post links to following below.
*Pinterest?
*Amazon?
*any other wish lists & etc.?


*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included: (wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?
*Any other friend or family member to be included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...

And just to show that you read this mammoth questionairre and instructions..... what is my favorite Christmas song and who sings it?  Wink

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425960.msg5072159#msg5072159#ixzz3h12AmIPH


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Monthly Dotee Swap - AUGUST CULINARY by Smmarrt
Date started: August 01, 2015 08:32:17 PM, Replies: 13


Made by Smeddley for the Resolution Dotee Swap in 2012





Swap name: Monthly Dotee Swap (MDS) August 2015
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: August 1 - 9, 2015
Date to send item by: September 1, 2015

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

In this swap you will make your partner one Dotee doll in the theme of...

~CULINARY~

This month we will be inspired by our partners' favorite foods, cuisines and recipes. Grandma's coffee cake? Escargot in Paris or your favorite French restaurant? Mac and cheese? Whatever tickles your palate and decorates your plate is fair game.

This is a monthly swap, but you do NOT have to join in each month's round! Feel free to only join in for themes you love, or to pass on months when you have no spare time.

Discuss future themes and get updates for the next months here.

Shipping: When you send, please pm your partner and me, Smmarrt (this round).

What is a dotee?

A dotee is a mini art doll, meant to be traded or swapped. The doll is 6" tall or smaller, but the hanger or tail can exceed that measurement. They have a face, but do not require arms or legs (unless that's part of your design). Dotees have a loop for hanging, and some come with tails (tails are fibers, ribbon, charms or other string-y things that add to the theme of the doll), and can be made from a variety of materials - fabric, felt, paperclay, yarn, beads, gourds or any other material/media that you can make a doll from. Most dotee makers add buttons, beads, sequins, embroidery, or charms to embellish the doll.

Check out the galleries from previous dotee swaps to get some ideas:

Round 1 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250388.0
Round 2 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257571.0
Round 3 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=273862.0
Round 4 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295530.0
Round 5 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304600.0
Round 6 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313711.0
Round 7 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322303.0
Round 8 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334100.0
Round 9 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343255.0
Round 10 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352058.0
Round 11 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362477.0
Round 12 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407884.0
Round 13 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=416850.0

Harry Potter Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383921.0
Character Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376251.0
Resolution Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402164.0
Fall Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435315.0
Holiday Dotee Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436783.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap January: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437871.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap February: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438176.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap March: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap April: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439387.
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap May: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439022.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap June: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439769.0
Monthly Theme Dotee Swap July:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440072.0



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Monthly Dotee Theme Swap - August 2015
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (how it is written on a letter) including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Will you get a confirmation/tracking number for your package if sending within the USA, or keep your receipt if not?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old:
Confirm that you have posted in the swap thread:
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Who were your partners in other Monthly Dotee swaps?

Pop quiz: what is the size requirement for dotees?

And who do you message when sending?

Please list 5 or more of your favorite foods/cuisines from around the world.

Do you want anthropomorphic food or something that is inspired by food? (Sushi with a smiley face or chopsticks and a piece of sushi?)

Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (clay, felt, knitted, etc.)

Do you have a pinterest or etsy favorites that your partner can see? Please link here:

Is there anything you do not want to receive? (materials, specific cultural figures, etc.)

Anything else you'd like to add?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER (Smmarrt) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Doctor Who Swap Season 9 sign up 7/27-7/31 SO 8-21 by rubylynns
Date started: July 27, 2015 03:09:30 PM, Replies: 44
Its almost time for a new season of Who and I don't know about you but I need a fix now!  Who's ready to craft for Who?

Send the questionnaire to me and I will get you all signed up!  Lets see if we can fill this up!  

Swap name:  Doctor Who Season 9 Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  rubylynns
Co-organizer:  none
Sign-up date range:  July 27th-July 24th
Date to send item by:  August 21st  
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  20
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional Age requirement? No
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: affirmed
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: correct
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Swap requirements:  This is a 3-point swap you will be required to make a large or a small and medium.  

Here are some guidelines for points.  

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse, DIY kits, blankets, bags, totes, cable knitted items, place mat sets, cable leg warmers, pretty knit socks, kitchen set of potholders/apron, set of embellished dish towels.
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf, wrist warmers, thread catcher, note card set, hats, magic yarn ball, embroidered pillow case, apron, stencil shirts.
-Small = Earrings,, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, hand carved stamps, coasters, pot holder, key chain, dish clothes, decorated frames, journals, head bands, pincushion, heat packs.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Doctor Who Season 9 Swap

Craftster username

Email address

Your real name

Mailing address including the country

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Do you understand that a tracking # (within US) or copy of your postal
receipt (when sending from abroad to US) is required as proof of mailing?  YES/NO

Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Who is your Doctor?

Who is your Companion?

Who is your favorite secondary character?

Who is your monster?

Favorite episode/story line?

One a scale of 1-bigger on the inside, how big is your obsession?  

Favorite catchphrase/quote?

What would you like to receive?

What type of crafts do you do?

Do you have any allergens in your home?

Are you allergic to anything?  

Pinterest?

Anything else you want you partner to know?  





Now its been awhile since I've organized but I think I have everything in there, if I missed something please let me know!  



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / July, August, September 2015 Birthday Swap! Gallery and Discussion by BriannaB03
Date started: July 23, 2015 07:44:47 PM, Replies: 46
Birthday Lists


Come and celebrate all of the summer birthday's!!!  The last two rounds of this swap were awesome, so lets have another wonderful round!!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Random Swap Rd. 6 (Signups July 26-Aug.8; Sendouts Sept. 10) by SevsOnlyGirl
Date started: July 26, 2015 12:37:48 PM, Replies: 16


Swap Name: Random Swap Rd. 6
Craftster Member who is organizing this swap: SevsOnlyGirl
Sign Up Date Range: July 26 - Aug. 8
Date to send item by: Sept. 10

Limited to a certain number of people? No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES


Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month:YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of Swap:
We will make whatever we want, according to our partner's tastes, and fill a box sized 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2".  Anyone wishing to save on international shipping - please ensure your items will fill a box that size and then you can send them the least expensive way - keep in mind if it ships ground, it may take a couple of months to show up - so that may not be the best choice.

Rules:
1 - You must respond to the check in question every Friday (god willing and the creek don't rise...otherwise it might be over the weekend), once signups are complete.  Upon signing up, you must post at least once in the thread.

2 - Keep good communication with your partner and organiser

3 - Send in a timely fashion using a DC# (within the US) or a kept receipt (internationally).

4 - Make items to your partners taste


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Your Talents:
What type of craft(s) do you do?
Which crafts would you like to learn?

Random Things
do you keep a journal/art sketch book?
do you have any pets, do you want things for them?
do you have any kids *ages*, do you want things for them?
do you have a mobile phone, or ipod; would you like a case?
do you need something to carry your knitting/sewing with you?
do you need a purse?
what crafts do you admire?
do you collect anything?  
Do you have a significant other, want anything for that person?
 Do you attend a school?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?

What are your top 5 crafted wish list items?
Anything you would rather not receive?

Jewelry
do you wear earrings?
do you wear bracelets/cuffs?
whats your wrist size?
do you wear necklaces *lengths*?
do you want gold or silver findings?

Clothing

Would you like clothes made for you?
Bust/Waist/Hip measurement?
What is your shirt size?
What is your skirt size?
What is your trouser size?
What is your shoe size?
What is your bra size?

Favorites
What is your favorite color(s)?
Favorite animal?
Favorite food?
Symbols: (such as hearts, stars, skulls, suns, moons)
Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Pastimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc

Allergies and Aversions
Least favorite colors?
Would you dislike receiving items made from animal products?
Is there anything you would rather not receive because of religious reasons?
Is there anything else you would dislike?
Do you have any allergies?

Stalking (please add addresses)

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap

SWAPPERS

SevsOnlyGirl
chughes225
NathanielM93
Averia
Onyxnox
rockingbearranch
jtlhmmwabodf
jemimah
P_E_S_T


NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Little Audrey 2 by Ludi
Date started: July 29, 2015 09:24:12 AM, Replies: 17
Felt soft sculpture with embroidery. 



NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Have A Tomato by Ludi
Date started: July 28, 2015 03:39:55 PM, Replies: 17
Embroidery on printed fabric, approximately 3.5 x 5 inches.  The design is adapted  from vintage tomato crate art, and the words are a play on the famous line from one of my very favorite movies, The Old Dark House, uttered by my favorite actor, Ernest Thesiger, who was a world-class expert in embroidery.  More about this crafty nerd:  http://ernestthesiger.org

The original Have a potato  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8vIR1Q5QLg




CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Not your granny's coasters-CAT BUTT COASTERS-with tutorial by bethntim
Date started: July 22, 2015 08:54:22 AM, Replies: 15
Now you can make your very own Cat Butt Coasters (because let's be serious, who DOESN'T want some?!?!)
At a loss for what to bring to your next housewarming party?  Need a gift for an uptight co-worker? Look no further!  I present to you Cat Butt Coasters!

Here's what you'll need:
scraps of yarn:
pink (the only one that's "necessary")
white
black
yellow
any other "cat" color, variegated browns and greys work out great too, sadly there was none in my stash
G size crochet hook (these turned out about 4" X 6", if you want them a tad bigger switch to an H hook)
Round 1:
with magic circle crochet 7 single crochets with pink yarn, pull yarn tail tight for maximum "pucker" effect, slip stitch into top of first single crochet

Round 2:
with cat color slip stitch into any single crochet and crochet 2 single crochets into each stitch (14 stitches)

Round 3:
ch 1, *sc into next stitch, 2 single crochets into next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with slip stitch into top of first sc (21 stitches)

Round 4:
ch 1, *sc into next 2 stitches, 2 single crochets into next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with slip stitch into top of first sc (28 stitches)

Round 5:
ch 1, *sc into next 3 stitches, 2 single crochets into next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with slip stitch into top of first sc (35 stitches)

Round 6: (this is where you form the tail and legs)
chain 12 (this is the tail)

dc in 3rd chain from hook and each chain til you reach the body again (10 dc)

skip 2 stitches, sc into 3rd stitch, sc into next stitch, 2 sc into next stich, sc into next 4 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, sc into next 4 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, sc into next stitch, ch 4 (this is one of the legs) dc into 3rd stitch from hook, dc into 4th stitch from hook & dc into sc at the beginning of the leg (you will have 3 dc that make up the legs), skip 2 stitches, sc into 3rd stitch, 2 sc into next stitch, sc into next stitch, ch 4 (this is the 2nd leg), dc into 3rd stitch as before, dc into 4th stitch, and dc into sc at the beginning of the leg, skip 2 stitches, sc into next stitch, 2 sc into next stitch, sc into next 4 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, twice, slip stitch into beginning stitch of round 6.

Finishing:
cut long tail of yarn and thread thru darning needle
Weave in ends, I tacked the tail down where I had skipped the two stitches after attaching the tail back to the body to give it a more finished look then weaved in the ends and trimmed close.

Next time someone says you have too much time on your hands, show them these bad boys!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial, if you make any, I'd LOVE to see them
By the way, all four of these were made in about 90 minutes


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Witch's Cottage by pottermouth
Date started: July 26, 2015 01:46:49 PM, Replies: 17
At long last, I've completed my wee Witch's Cottage and can now share it. The project began with Alpha Stamps Magic Potions kit which is a mini 2.5" x 2" tin, lots of tiny bottles, resin skulls, some DIY bottles and stoppers, collage sheets, an eye charm, and a crystal ball! I turned the kit into a potions shelf for a witch:



but it's so small there was no place to hang it. So I built a cottage to go around it.















There are more pictures and a little tour on my blog, as well as how I made nearly everything. (Or got it from Alpha Stamps.) So much fun!



FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Little chubby pony by petskin
Date started: July 24, 2015 09:40:44 AM, Replies: 15
I love little chubby ponies and big black eyes, so, the purple-maned horsie was born:



Needle felted on a wire frame with glass bead eyes, about 6" tall Smiley

Thanks for looking!


HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Easy-care Patio Table Cozies by TheMistressT
Date started: July 20, 2015 06:36:38 PM, Replies: 16


The tops of my beloved Ballard Designs French cafe tables have become discolored. They are powder-coated and for some reason this made spray painting them unappealing to me. I had oil cloth covers, but they are over 2 years old, are wearing out, and the hook and loop fasteners weren't working out.



So I decided to go with some cotton print covers made with elastic like fitted sheets.



We eat dinner on the deck every night the weather complies and so far so good. WOO!

I have more details about construction with photos on my blog: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/2015/07/tables-i-got-ya-covered.html


FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Little kitty by petskin
Date started: July 16, 2015 10:36:12 PM, Replies: 15
I'm really pushing my patience with the life-like sculptures, as I never feel like I've done enough.
I did put the needle down, though Cheesy

He measures about 8" and has a wire armature.



Thanks for looking Smiley







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