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ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Box of Sunshine Round 2 SU-March 28, SO-May 3 by gala_apples
Date started: March 13, 2016 11:53:51 AM, Replies: 209

(thanks to Lime Riot for the original sign up, which I basically c&ped)

Depending on where you live, spring hasn't quite sprung yet. If you're craving the warm sunshine and bright days of summer and wanting to brighten another members day with a sunshine bomb, this swap is for you!

In the Box of Sunshine swap, we'll be sending our partners a sunshine inspired package filled with bright and cheery crafted goodness!

Swap Details
Requirements:
1. One medium crafted item that is bright and sunny
2. One small crafted item that is bright and sunny
3. Bright and happy package fillers (OPTIONAL)
4. Posting to the discussion thread or PMing organizers is required once a week!
5. Have fun!!

Crafted Items Info:
When you and your partner open your packages, you should feel warm - not hot chocolate and flannel blanket warm but barefoot toes in hot white sands kind of warm !! Crafted items should be done in sunshiney colors (yellows, oranges, warm beiges...). Items should be aligned with your partners wishes. Here are some ideas!

- Picnic tray decorated with yellow and orange designs
- Pillow cover quilted with yellow fabrics
- Journal cover with an embroidered sunshine
- Stenciled beach towel with a summer inspired saying
- Painting or wall hanging of a sunset
- Yellow fizzy bath bombs and soap set

If you want to fill your sunshine package with yellow candies or yellow craft supplies or other extras, you can indicate so in questionnaire and be partnered with someone else that wants the same. If you'd prefer to just stick with crafted items, you can select that option too.

Swap name: Box of Sunshine Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gala_apples
Sign-up date range: March 13-
Date to send item by: May 3
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No limit.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?N/A
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

Questionnaire to Answer:
Name of swap: Box of Sunshine Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Mailing address including the country (as would need to appear for mailing)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Would you like to send and receive fillers and other extras in your package? (YES/NO)

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?

Please list some ideas for sunshiny goodness you'd be happy to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have any inspirations that would help your partner personalize your package (Pinterest, Wists, Etsy Favorites, Flickr, etc)?
Anything else youd like your partner to know?

Send your completed questionnaire to your organizer. That would be me, gala_apples.

Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send. When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives. PM organizer and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizer and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.) Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#). I will not be keeping track of what has been received by gallery pictures. Please PM me.  

PARTICIPANTS:
1. gala_apples
2. geekgirl1000100
3. LadybugsAndBumblebees
4. SonjaBoo
5. edelC
6. zcrafter
7. kittykill
8. kitty_anne
9. stellato_escuro
10. emilywilde
11. P_E_S_T
12. artsycandice
13. smileyyogini
14. rockingbearranch
15. rscowtown
16. grufflepuff
17. SheridanLA
18. dinkime
19. zigg13pra
20. ChameleonHound
21. alwaysinmyroom

PARTNERS
edelC <-> gala_apples
artsycandice <->ladybugsandbumblebees
alwaysinmyroom <->chameleonHound
dinkime<-> kittykill
sheridanLA <->stellato_escuro
Kittyanne <-> P_E_S_T
emilywilde <-> smileyyogini
geekgirl1000100 <-> rockingbearranch
sonjaboo <-> zcrafter
grufflepuff -> rscowtown
rscowtown-> zigg13pra
zigg13pra ->grufflepuff


ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread by jillybeans
Date started: January 01, 2016 08:28:41 AM, Replies: 172
A new year, a new thread for the ATC swap!  Please post your updates, discussions, comments, and questions for the Ongoing ATC swap here!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / One Tiny Unloved Creature Gallery by grufflepuff
Date started: March 31, 2016 06:16:18 PM, Replies: 171

Charles is torn. He's excited to see what everyone has made and sent, but he doesn't want the swap to be over just yet!

Please share your much-loved tiny unloved creatures here! We can't wait to see them!

Original Thread

Partners:
Mellius01 <-----> sammylouise40
sammylouise40 <-----> artsycandice (late with comm.)
artsycandice <-----> suereal
rantyhippie <-----> sarasmile
blupaisan <-----> JoyfulClover
Acadian Driftwood (late with comm.) <-----> roler
roler <-----> hannabear
hannabear <-----> aisy(late with comm.)
aisy (late with comm.) <-----> La Chapa
La Chapa  <-----> puzzled-penguin
La Chapa <-----> ChameleonHound
ChameleonHound <-----> WaveLight23478 (late with comm.)
Wavelight23478 (late with comm.)<-----> edelC
edelC <-----> Ludi
dessadoll(late with comm.) <-----> craftylittlemonkey
dessadoll (late with comm.)<----->crazyda79 (late with comm.)
grufflepuff <-----> crazyda79(late with comm.)

Sent to Partner
Received from Partner
Sent and Received
Sent and Received, Swap Package Photo Posted
Contact Me Immediately


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 - Send-outs Monday, April 25 by Wulf
Date started: March 17, 2016 07:33:11 PM, Replies: 195

Prayer Flag Swap ROUND 6
Gallery

Swap name: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wulf
Sign-up date range: 03/17/2016 to 03/26/2016
Date to send item by: 04/25/2016

Limited to a certain number of people? NO

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

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself 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: N/A
- 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


It's been over a year since the last Prayer Flag Swap, so it's time for another round! If you don't know about prayer flags, this article from Cloth Paper Scissors

How to Make Prayer Flags

1. Cut pieces of fabric to 5" x 11". Use materials you already have on hand.
2. Fold the top down on each piece of fabric and stitch in place to create a 3" sleeve, making the flag surface 5" x 8".
3. Paint, stitch, embroider, appliqu, or collage the flags.
4. Add words, journaling, or symbols as desired. You can appliqu letters, add hand stitching, stencil with textile paint, or just write with a permanent marker.
5. Thread the flags onto a string or cord and hang them outdoors so the breeze will catch them and spread your intentions.


To keep this an easy, low-stress swap, you can choose to send to either one or two partners. In addition, each of us is going to make an additional prayer flag for ourselves. So if you have one partner, you're going to make two flags and keep one, and if you have two partners, you're going to make three flags and keep one.

As usual, to sign up for this swap, complete this questionnaire and PM it to Wulf. But first, read this IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending to or from elsewhere in the world.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. If you haven't already posted in this thread, please do so as soon as you've signed up, and stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- PM both organizer and your partner when you send and when you receive.
- Please post photos of the flags you receive and the flag you made for yourself in the gallery. Remember to take pictures of what you make before you send it, just in case.
- HAVE FUN!

Some inspiration from previous swaps:
Prayer Flag Swap #5
Prayer Flag Swap #4
Prayer Flag Swap #3
Prayer Flag Swap #2
Prayer Flag Swap #1

The Prayer Flag Project blog.


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 (Date to send item by: Monday, April 25th)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Are you willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (Note that prayer flags can usually be sent in a small padded envelope, so international postage should be reasonable.)
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)
Confirm that you will provide a Delivery Confirmation number if mailing within the US, or keep your postal receipt for non-US packages. (YES/NO)

Do you want ONE partner or TWO partners?

1. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people and what are they?
2. Do you have any other things you wish to avoid (such as feathers, glitter or animal products)?
3. Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
4.  Please list 4-6 different inspirational words you would like to see on your flag.
   1.
   2.
   3.
   4.
   5.
   6.
5.  Name some of your favorite images/themes that you would enjoy seeing on your flag:
6.  Are there any images/themes that your partner should avoid?
7.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
8.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
9.  Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of who you are. The more information you give, the better she/he can craft for you.  Feel free to add a link to your Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or anything else that would give her/him an idea of your tastes and interests.


Participants:
 1. Wulf (Canada)
 2. Renstar (UK)
 3 gigglygirl (USA)
 4. rscowtown (USA)
 5. quaggy (USA)
 6. Acadian Driftwood (USA)
 7. abbeeroad (USA)
 8. P_E_S_T (UK)
 9. wendiek (Netherlands)
10.Smmarrt (USA)
11.alwaysinmyroom (USA)
12. PerfectlyBohemian (USA)
13. CraftyMamaBee (USA)
14. calliemae (Canada)
15. fatewineroses
16. Antidigger (UK)
17. redpopsicles (USA)
18. puzzled-penguin (UK)
19. craftylittlemonkey (Canada)
20. cmarion3 (USA)
21. SonjaBoo (USA)
22. loves2experiment (USA)
23. seeuudee (UK)

Partners:
Wulf: SonjaBoo
Smmarrt: rscowtown
wendiek: puzzled-penguin
Antidigger: seeuudee
loves2experiment: fatewineroses
craftylittlemonkey: calliemae
Renstar: P_E_S_T & puzzled-penguin
rscowtown: gigglygirl & Smmarrt
gigglygirl: rscowtown & alwaysinmyroom
quaggy: Abbeeroad & calliemae
alwaysinmyroom: gigglygirl & Abbeeroad
P_E_S_T: Renstar & seeuudee
Abbeeroad: alwaysinmyroom & quaggy
Acadian Driftwood: PerfectlyBohemian & SonjaBoo
calliemae: craftylittlemonkey & quaggy
CraftyMamaBee: redpopsicles & cmarion3
PerfectlyBohemian: Acadian Driftwood & cmarion3
fatewineroses: loves2experiment & redpopsicles
puzzled-penguin: Renstar & wendiek
redpopsicles: fatewineroses & CraftyMamaBee
cmarion3: PerfectlyBohemian & CraftyMamaBee
SonjaBoo: Wulf & Acadian Driftwood
seeuudee: P_E_S_T & Antidigger


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Yet Another TM Patch Swap- R6- SU Closed! SO by Apr. 18, 2016 (update SO date) by craftADDchick
Date started: February 26, 2016 04:34:02 PM, Replies: 253
Patch made by roler

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445370.0

Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: February 26, 2016- March 12, 2016
Date to send item by: Monday, April 18, 2016 New Send Out Date!

 Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 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: 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:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those as part of a kit Smiley ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439296.0 (Round 5)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437989.0 (Round 4)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436180.0 (Round 3)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434712.0#axzz37wXpySPV (Round 2)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO (Round 1)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


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

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R6!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List preferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desirable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (smokers, pets, etc.)?

 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.


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. craftylittlemonkey
3. curiousfae
4. LadybugsAndBumblebees
5. Sharalee
6. roler
7. crazyda79
8. Inselaeffchen
9. jkaywiz
10. Wulf
11. quaggy
12. teag
13. alwaysinmyroom
14. gala_apples
15. DaphadillyArt

PARTNERS:

alwaysinmyroom- DaphadillyArt, roler
craftADDchick- Wulf
craftylittlemonkey- roler, curiousfae
crazyda79- jkaywiz, Sharalee
curiousfae- craftylittlemonkey
DaphadillyArt- alwaysinmyroom
gala_apples- LadybugsAndBumblebees, Inselaeffchen
Inselaeffchen- gala_apples, quaggy
jkaywiz- quaggy, crazyda79
LadybugsAndBumblebees- gala_apples, teag
quaggy- jkaywiz, Inselaeffchen
roler- alwaysinmyroom, craftylittlemonkey
Sharalee- teag, crazyda79
teag- Sharalee, LadybugsAndBumblebees
Wulf- craftADDchick



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery & Discussion Rounds 122. 123. 124 by rscowtown
Date started: December 23, 2015 07:50:28 AM, Replies: 181


{photo credit: my right forearm 3 snowflake tattoo}

This is our gallery and discussion board for the Ongoing Wish Swap (OWS) for rounds 122--January 2016 (and future rounds 123 and 124)

To go to the main sign up board for OWS Round 122, Please Click Here


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery by carolmb
Date started: February 14, 2016 07:01:11 AM, Replies: 308
Here's the gallery!

Quilt Block Swap Round 9
Link to Thread for Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442707

Send outs: April 15, 2016

This is not a traditional gallery, we will be posting pics of what we make, not of what we receive.  Please claim a spot.

Everyone please make one post that will be your personal gallery post that you will keep adding your pics to as you make blocks for your partners.  After everyone has a gallery, then we can start chatting about what is posted, just so we have all of the galleries at the beginning, k? Gallery is now open for everyone to claim their spot.
Happy Swapping!
carol

Here is the list for me to check off of who has created their gallery post:
1. Sloth003
2. quaggy
3. Amazon_warrior
4. Melladh
5. Homerof2
6. Alwaysinmyroom
7. carolmb

Tracking:
Sent
Sent and Received
Feedback given

Group 1 (beginner or easy)
1.   Quaggy: Sloth003, carolmb, Homerof2 and alwaysinmyroom
2.   Sloth003:[color=green]Quaggy, Alwaysinmyroom, Carolmb and Homerof2
3.   Carolmb: Quaggy and Homerof2 Sloth003 and Alwaysinmyroom
4.   Homerof2: Quaggy, Sloth003, Carolmb,[/color] Alwaysinmyroom
5.   Alwaysinmyroom:quaggy and homerof2, carol and sloth003

Group 2 (med range in skills)
1.   Quaggy: Sloth, carolmb, melladh, and alwaysinmyroom
2.   Sloth: Quaggy, Carolmb, Melladh and Alwaysinmyroom
3.   Carolmb: Melladh and Quaggy Sloth003 and Alwaysinmyroom
4.   Melladh: Quaggy, Sloth003, Alwaysinmyroom, and carolmb
5.   Alwaysinmyroom: quaggy, carolmb , melladh and sloth003
 
Group 3 (advanced)
1.   Quaggy: Amazon_warrior, sloth003, Alwaysinmyroom, and carolmb
2.   Amazon_warrior: Quaggy, Sloth, Alwaysinmyroom and Carolmb
3.   Sloth: Quaggy, Amazon_warrior, Alwaysinmyroom, and Carolmb
4.   Alwaysinmyroom: quaggy,  carolmb , Amazon_warrior and sloth003
5.   Carolmb: Quaggy and Amazon_warrior Sloth003 and Alwaysinmyroom


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / One Tiny Unloved Creature Swap (Signups 3/2-3/16, Sendout 4/19) by grufflepuff
Date started: March 02, 2016 06:38:18 AM, Replies: 285

Don't let his face fool you: Charles is super excited about this swap!


We have a gallery!!


Swap name: One Tiny Unloved Creature Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: grufflepuff
Sign-up date range: March 2, 2016 to March 16, 2016
Date to send item by: April 19, 2016

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:
Theyre ooky. Theyre creepy. They might even be hairy, slimy, toothy, slithery, twitchy, or all of the above. To most of the world, theyre totally unloved, but we know better, dont we?

This is a swap to celebrate all the odd and unloved critters of the world. You will send your partner (and receive in return) one small craft based on one of natures least loveable critters. Your craft should be physically small but still something that displays all of the skill, love, and attention that you can manage. Standard swapping etiquette applies: if its not something youd be thrilled to open (and your lack of enthusiasm runs deeper than the animal itself), its probably not something you should send.

As usual, a gallery will be posted after the send-out date. Posting photographs will not be required, but its highly highly recommended. If youre unable to take and post photographs of what you receive, make sure your partner knows that before the send-out date, so they can take their own photos. We want to see what you got! Smiley

Im not going to make or enforce any rules regarding extras beyond discuss it with your partner(s), but make sure that the main focus of your package is your own handiwork. Additionally, although Craftster rules state that swappers only need to post in the swap thread once upon signing up, please try to post more than that (perhaps once a week?), so we know that youre still around, crafting, and interested in this swap. (This is not an out-and-out requirement, but if your communication is exceptionally poor, I will have to take that into account when leaving feedback.)


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 like 1, 2, or 3 partners?:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

SWAP SPECIFICS:
What are your 3-5 favorite unloved animals?:
Are there any types of critters you dont want to receive (i.e. bugs, rodents, etc.):
What are your favorite crafts to make?:
Are there any specific crafts you would like to receive?:
Anything else that I or your partner might need to know about you? (Allergies, Pinterest links, requests, personality quirks, etc etc etc. Anything goes here!):


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.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Undercover Fandom (sign ups March 4-11 / Send outs April 19) by gozer
Date started: March 03, 2016 05:36:19 AM, Replies: 216

Swap name: Undercover Fandom  (sign ups March 3-11 / Send outs April 19)

GALLERY:   http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446257.0

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gozer
Sign-up date range: March 3 March 11
Date to send item by: April 19th

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

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

Additional Age requirement? 18 and over.

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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
Do you have a fandom that is pretty well known but most of the time by people who arent really that into it or have only seen the movie/show? Or people who have just skimmed the top of its potential?
  I am a huge Star Wars fan but I dont always want to walk around with a Star Wars logo on my shirt. I tend to appreciate things that are of that universe but dont scream Star Wars. For example I have a Dewback Brewery shirt. Not everyone immediately associates that with Star Wars. The casual interest person probably wouldnt take a second glance at it but the true SW geek would get it immediately.
 I recently saw an apron with Mellark Bakery on it and thought it was brilliant. My sister didnt get it, even though she watched and liked the Hunger Games movies. Remember Drive Shaft from Lost (or Oceanic Airways, Mr Clucks Chicken Shack, there were so many)? I still have a Greendale Community College shirt from the TV show Community. And I got my Dad a drinking glass with a Red Pony logo on it from the fictional bar in Longmire. Or what about Fangtasias from TrueBlood? Soft Kitty from Big bang Theory. I could go on and on.
 How about a swap for those of us with Fandoms that dont want it to be so obvious? This would be a swap for regular fandoms that we dont want to be so blatant about or it could also be used for fandoms of things, like books, that dont really have too many items available. But you would have to be specific with your partner if you are doing something like a book or something more obscure. The intent of this swap wouldnt be to force someone to read a bunch of books or watch hours of an unknown TV show.
 Yes, it's a long Questionnaire but if it's undercover than most would not have picked up on it so I want to be helpful to partners. Communication will be helpful too!

This swap will be for 1 medium and 2 smalls. You can spoil but please discuss that with your partner first.

There has been a bit of confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item.  So here's a handy dandy guide.  This is a guideline ONLY: a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost:

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

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

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


If you want to participate please PM the following information to gozer with the subject Undercover Fandom Request to Join:

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)

Pinterest Link (required):
Do you have a specific board related to this swap (recommended)?
Any other wish lists, blogs or etc.?
Please list AT LEAST three geekdoms/fandoms for which you would be interested in receiving a crafted item. Please include the type (book, movie, video game, TV series etc) as well.
1.
2.
3.

List at least six things that are specific/unique to those fandoms in the order in which you would like to receive them. Please use the format below.
        Fandom       Preferred Media       Feature/Quote/Unique Item    Project Possibilites

Ex. Harry Potter       Book, Movie        Honeyduke's Sweet Shop          T-shirt, Apron, cap

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Favorite quotes or sayings from your Fandom (Include which Fandom):

What types of items would you like to receive?
Is there anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive?
What types of crafts do you admire?
What types of crafts do you do?

Favorite Colors, color combos or patterns:
Least favorite colors, color combos and patterns:
Hobbies/activities besides crafting:
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
*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/waist (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

Do you have any allergies?
Does your home have any allergens (i.e.-smokers, pets, etc...)?

Any other info you'd like to share? (Do you play an instrument? Color schemes/themes in your home? Do you work and if so what do you do? Fave foods? Do you collect anything?.... and so on...anything to help your partner make a package specific to you!)

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.

 You must post up on this thread in order to join the swap. I also am requesting that you post up at least once a week so that we know you are still participating.




ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Little Visitor Round 22 Gallery by Wildfyre
Date started: November 10, 2015 08:08:07 AM, Replies: 308
Woo hoo! Round 22 has started!

Original sign up thread - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441297.0

Wildfyre - LadybugsAndBumblebees
Mountains and Clouds
- Smeddley
phoenixfiredesigns - LadybugsAndBumblebees
waterbaby - Inselaeffchen
Wolffepsyche - Alexampersandra
NathanielM93 - koalascout
abuckshort - rockingbearranch

seeuudee - Jenn90000

Blue= Sent LV
Purple= Received Visitor
Struck Through Means your partner has received
Red= Contact the organizer immediately


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / IYP 28 - Winter Wing Ding GALLERY!! by luckdragon
Date started: January 20, 2016 02:25:24 PM, Replies: 300
Post pictures of the fabulousness here!



Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442365

SEND/RECEIVE STATUS:
SENT
PARTNER RECEIVED
SENDING LATE WITH COMM
SENDING LATE NO COMM
FEEDBACK GIVEN

LUCKDRAGON'S GROUP
luckdragon <-> edelC
alwaysinmyroom <-> edelC
alwaysinmyroom <-> MissingWillow
jemimah <-> sheepBlue
HSG <-> alteredmommy
Kittykill <-> pinkmichk
Ludi <-> tapestrymlp
pottermouth <-> tapestrymlp
pottermouth <-> cackle
P_E_S_T <-> roler


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / IYP 28 - Winter Wing Ding: SU Jan 2 - 25 (Closed), SO March 7 by luckdragon
Date started: January 02, 2016 05:13:29 PM, Replies: 278
Swap name: IYP (invite your partner) 28: Winter Wing Ding

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442583


 This is a swap where you invite your own partner (IYP = Invite Your Partner)
If you have never joined an IYP swap before, scroll down for the details! If you have, then it's time to find a dance partner!!


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: luckdragon
co-organizer: jemimah
Sign-up date range: Jan 2 - Jan 25, 2016
Date to send by: March 7, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no (Ill find a co-org if over 24)
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

SWAP DETAILS:
Here's how it works:
In this swap, you can contact anyone on Craftster and ask them to be your partner. It's almost like a personal swap, but with a group, and a killer gallery! You will have to sign up with your partner. That is, you must contact your potential partner via pm and you both must mutually agree to be partnered together. Once you have a partner, each of you must pm me with your information, and after doing all the necessary double checking, I will post you both together as participants and add this swap to your "In progress" feedback.

Swappers may have two partners this round! However, if you have any instances of 'poor swapping' documented in your feedback (such as 'no communication' 'did not craft in the spirit of the swap') or numerous instances of sending very late, I ask that you only craft for one partner. You may not have more than two partners.  ** New swappers may only have 1 partner**
As partners, you will choose if you want to have a theme, if you want to stalk each other and be surprised, or if you want to request from each other things you have admired in the past. You should also agree on quantity. I would suggest one "large" (time consuming and/or valuable) item, and a couple of "small" (quicker to craft) items that you know your partner will like.  But make sure that you both agree on a size.  Feel free to start crafting for your partner as soon as you are both officially signed up!
If you want to participate, but you are a bit shy of just asking someone, you can PM me and you'll be put on a list of "Potential Partners" in the next post, so people can choose from craftsters that are interested.

 RULES:
Please check into the thread once per week.
swappers will receive temporary negative feedback if:
- it is one week past send-outs and you are out of communication for 2 weeks
- it is two weeks past send-outs and you have not yet sent, regardless of the communication with us and your partner.

Even if you decide with your partner that you are sending late and she/he says its alright, you MUST send by two weeks past the send out date or this will be reflected in negative feedback. Once you do send and your partner has received, your feedback will be changed back to positive.  However, this late sending will be reflected in your feedback comments even if you communicated.  

THIS IS A VERY IN DEPTH SWAP AND WE ARE TRADING WITH PEOPLE WE LIKE. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE READY TO SEND ON TIME!

The secret password is: Hello Sweety!

ONE NOTE: It is a little scary to ask someone to be your partner. Some people may have someone else already in mind, or they may not have the time or funds to participate right now, or they may just not be interested. We need to remember to be nice if we feel we need to refuse someone, and to not take it personally if someone else turns us down.

So, in summary, here's what you need to do:

1. Contact your partner (make sure they're in good standing, swapwise), and agree to join together
2. Both partners must PM luckdragon and each other with the questionnaire including mailing information.  
3. Post in this thread weekly so I can keep up with you!
4. Make sure you can mail on time, and provide organizer with a USPS tracking number for U.S. packages.  If you are shipping internationally, make sure to save your post office receipt.
5. PM your partner and organizer when you receive as well! Your partner CANNOT get feedback unless we know that the package was received. Thank your partner both in a PM and publicly in the gallery. If you are unable to post pictures, please let your partner know before they send to you so that they can make sure to take pictures to post.  We all want to see what you got!
6. Lack of PMs to organizer and your partner will be noted in feedback!!!
7. Have fun!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (luckdragon)

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: IYP 28: Winter Wing Ding
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
I have read all the rules, including ones for late sendouts(YES/NO):
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):
What is the secret password?
My partner is:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (luckdragon) 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.
 
Mark any PM's for this swap with IYP28 in the title and specify reasons after that such as "IYP28 Sign-up" to keep communications less confusing.

Happy Crafting!

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436461.0#ixzz3w8idGLoi


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Woodland Creatures Swap 2016 (signups 01/13 - 01/23; SO by 2/22) by blupaisan
Date started: January 13, 2016 04:36:42 PM, Replies: 212


Swap name  Woodland Creature Swap 2016
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  blupaisan  with Sarasmile as co
Sign-up date range: 01/13 - 01/23
Date to send item by:by 2/22

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

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


Additional Age requirement?  no

Picture yourself strolling through the Woodland (or better yet living there?)  What creatures either real or magical would you love to encounter?  If this makes you weak at the knees, then this swap is for you!


For this swap, everyone will be matched and send out one small and one medium item to their partner.

In order to keep this swap happy, we are asking for the following:
1. Post in the swap thread weekly - even if it is just saying that you are still just around!
2. Send a PM to your partner within 5 days of the swap signup closing to check in
3. Send your package on time
4. If something comes up, please let us and your partner know that there is a problem! Life happens, but let's not worry our partners by disappearing

The organizer meets the following criteria:
You must be at least 18 years old. yes
You must not have any Negative Feedback. ok
You must have completed at least two swaps and have Positive Feedback for both. ok
If it is your first time organizing, you may only organize ONE swap. After you have completed your organizing duties for that swap, you may organize and/or co-organize up to THREE swaps at once. ok
If the number of participants exceeds 25 members, you must either recruit a co-organizer or contact a swap mod and arrange to send them a copy of your records.  We have an organizer and a co.


Organizer will check that all participants who are approved meet the following criteria:

1.The swapper is at least 16 years old. If they are under 16 and have already successfully swapped on Craftster, they will have Swap Moderator approval listed in their profile if they are eligible to swap.
2.The swapper has been a Craftster member for at least 1 month.
3.The swapper has posted at least 15 times on Craftster.
4.The swapper has NO Negative Feedback.
5.The swapper either has no swaps listed in their profile OR they have Positive Feedback for their first swap. New swappers are not allowed to sign up for further swaps until their first swap is fully complete and Positive Feedback has been recorded.
6.The swapper is not currently listed as "In Progress" for the maximum limit of 5 swaps
7. swapper has posted in thread at least once before sending in Q

Questionnaire to pm to organizer, blupaisan

1. Are you at least 16 years old?
2. What is your mailing address? Please include your real name and the country.
3. Are you willing to send out of your country?
4. What are 5 of your fave Woodland critters real of imagined?
5. What are your favorite colors? What are your least favorite colors?
6. What are your favorite patterns/themes? What are your least favorite patterns/themes?
7. Do you have any allergies?
8. Allergens in your home?
9. What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
10. What kind of crafts would you like to create?
11.  Is there anything else you would like to let your partner know?
12. Do you have any links that would be helpful for your partner (e.g., pinterest, etc)
13.What is your email address (for the organizer only, in case we cannot reach you on craftster.org)
14.  have you remembered to post in the thread?

Please PM blupaisan with the Q, not post it here.

SWAPPERS...
blupaisan, organizer
Sarasmile, co organizer
puzzled-penguin
aisy
Craftrica
Kitty_Anne
kittykill
quaggy
P_E_S_T
calixita
BigBangMomma
Ratfinkz
bec99
PerfectlyBohemian
StudioANF
Treemoon
noelle
rjannelle
artsycandice
JoyfulClover
emilywilde
monkey_girl
Ludi
moriarT


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Make Me A Purse/Tote And Fill It! (SU Dec 25-Jan 8;SO Feb 8) by LadybugsAndBumblebees
Date started: December 25, 2015 02:26:53 PM, Replies: 245


WELCOME TO THE MAKE ME A PURSE/TOTE AND FILL IT SWAP! SU 12/25/15-1/8/16, SO 2/8/16


Swap name:  Make Me A Purse/Tote And Fill It!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: LadybugsAndBumblebees
Craftster member who is co-organizing this swap:  Will recruit one if necessary
Sign-up date range:  December 25, 2015 to January 8, 2016
Date to send item by:  February 8, 2016
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?  N/A

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: Absolutely
- 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 a tracking 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 swap consists of making one large item-the purse/tote, and three smalls-items that would be found in the average purse (i.e.-tissue holder, chapstick cozy, etc...) The bags and the filler items can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, felted-whatever!

THIS SWAP HAS A MONTH LONG CRAFTING TIME!  THAT IS PLENTY OF TIME TO CREATE A WONDERFUL PACKAGE FOR YOUR PARTNER!  IT IS EXPECTED THAT YOU WILL POST IN THE SWAP THREAD AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK WITH THE PROGRESS YOU ARE MAKING ON THE SWAP PACKAGE.  KEEP IN CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER!  *IF YOU HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER, PLEASE PM ME.*  AND REMEMBER:  ****NO ONE LIKES A FLAKER!****

*This organizer reserves the right to deny any swapper who has a history of poor communication and/or late sending.*

*"Spoiling" is allowed  Grin, but please discuss it with your partner, first.*

The questionnaire asks many questions so that your partner can create a swap package that is tailored to your wants/needs.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Make Me A Purse/Tote And Fill It!
Email address:
Craftster name:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Do you agree to get a tracking number if your swap partner lives in the same country as you?  (YES/NO):  
If your swap partner lives in a different country, do you agree to keep your post office receipt?  (YES/NO):

Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):

IN WHAT MEDIUM WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE YOUR PARTNER'S BAG IN (i.e.-sewn, crocheted, felted, etc...)

1)  What type of bag do you want?  Please be very specific!  (i.e.-clutch, tote, crossbody, pocketbook, etc...)
2)  Do you have a preference as to how the bag is made that you receive (i.e.-sewn, crocheted, etc...)?
3)  What size bag do you want?  (You can provide measurements, or say big, small, etc...)
4)  What type of closures do you want on your purse, if any?  (i.e.-zipper, button, magnetic snap, etc...)
5)  What kind or size strap/handles do you want on your purse (i.e.-short, long, etc...)
6)  What are your favorite colors and color combinations?
7)  What colors and color combinations do you dislike?
Cool  What are your favorite patterns/themes?
9)  What patterns/themes do you dislike?
10)  Are there particular items that you usually carry in your purse that you hope to receive from this swap?  Please list:
11) Are you open to receiving food (i.e.-candy)?

12)  Do you have any allergies?
13)  Does your home have any allergens (i.e.-smokers, pets, etc...)?


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.

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367539.0#ixzz3vNGcRVKo


PLEASE BE SURE TO POST IN THE SWAP THREAD AT LEAST ONCE BEFORE SENDING IN QUESTIONNAIRE.  THANK YOU.

Gallery



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / mini 12 Days of Christmas 2015 GALLERY send outs 11-23-2015 by Audania1
Date started: November 21, 2015 10:26:16 AM, Replies: 192




The Gallery is OPEN!!!



Here is the original thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440123.0

............. sent
............. received
................. sent and received
.............. late with communication
.............. p.m. me


Partners:
Audania1 - Thimbles71
CabinArts - FiberAlchemist
gozer - kwality570
gotgrey - Artsycandace
cchughes225 - geekgirl1000100
lindyv321 - rantyhippie
fluffypants - stellato_escuro
yzzilnoaj - calixta
EdelC - Ratfinkz
Bunny1kenobi - Onyxnox
Whistley - Camezzo
Sammylouise40 - StudioANF
sweety28303 - jellybean89
TAOJ - gala_apples








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