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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Friends of Craftster Raffle 13 (FOCR13) on: October 20, 2014 02:50:02 PM
Post them when you get them!  RAfflers are loose!


2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Friend of Craftster Raffle Round 13 FOCR13 (Sign ups Sept13-Oct 17) on: September 13, 2014 11:40:15 AM
Friend of Craftster Raffle Round 13
Cozy Up Keep Warm

   *Borrowing an opening from the Round 1 organizer.




GALLERIES
Round 1 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253749.0
Round 2 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263251.0
Round 3 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277258.0
Round 4 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290617.0
Round 5 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302878.0
Round 6 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310754.0
Round 7 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328326.0
Round 8 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343462.0
Round 9 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371079.0
Round 10 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=393245.0
Round 11 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431534.0
Round 12 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433392.0
Swap name: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R12
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: goldfishpollywog
Co-organizer: TBD
Sign-up date range: Sept. 13 to October 17, 2014
Date to send item by: October 24, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people? 25 unless we get a co-organizer.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Age requirement? Over 16 and ACTIVE Friends of Craftster ONLY, please

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:

Here comes another round of stress free swap fun. Round 13's theme will be Cozy Up/Keep Warm.  Anything that is comforting or warming or just makes you feel good, would fit this theme easily.  Offerings don't have to strictly fit the theme, but themes do help with ideas, I've found.   You could also opt to create a set of 2-3 small items in lieu of one medium.

FRIENDS OF CRAFTSTER ONLY, PLEASE!

Not a Friend of Craftster? Join here! Support the website that supports your crafting needs.

http://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php

Items MUST be crafted and ready to go by the end of signups, as you only have 1 WEEK to send them out! So once you know you are approved, start craftin’!

If you have a ‘pre-made’ item, GREAT! This means you’re ready to go and we’ve barely begun, so post a picture and sit back and chat us up ‘til signups close!

Photos of all 'prizes' are DUE NO LATER than October 15th so everyone has an opportunity to see what will be offered before the drawing and sendouts.  If you do not post a picture by this date or at all, it will be noted in your feedback, as this IS a requirement for this swap to be a success.

Drawing will be done on October 9th, PMs will be sent to the 'prize' creators letting them know who 'won' their item and where it should be sent to.

Swap is for: one (1) medium item (Medium = 2 or more crafting hours OR $10-$30 dollars) Can also be a pair/set of 2-3 small items to equal 1 medium. Please PM me if you have questions about your item offered. 

This will be a 'raffle' style swap. There will be 2 hats: one full of swapper's names and one full of the items made by these swappers (with the name of who made that item below it to avoid the creator 'winning' back their own creation!). A name will be picked, then an item picked, and that person gets that item drawn! An almost complete surprise...as photos would be posted of all items for all to see, so you can look and dream and wish for all the ones you like...then see what shows up at your door! Serious concerns will be addressed in the swap questionnaire (i.e.-Vegans receiving things made from wool and other animal-derivatives, wool/food/smoke/etc. allergies, etc.) so people don't end up with something they ABSOLUTELY cannot have around them or their family for health/lifestyle/etc. issues, and if it happens, then the name and item both go back in the hat and are drawn again until a favorable match comes up.

When a ‘winner’ is chosen, the creator of their ‘prize’ will get their address from the organizer in a PM. PLEASE try to keep this a SECRET if you DO figure out who you are sending to! This way the ‘winner’ will be surprised with their ‘prize’ when it arrives

Please communicate in the thread OR by PM to the organizer ONCE a week at a minimum so we know you are still out there and crafting for the swap.  I will check in with you when there is about 1 week left to make sure you are still in on a ‘prize’ for the drawing.

Delivery Confirmation is required for this swap.  For international mailings, please retain your receipt until your partner receives.

Please PM the DC to the organizer, GoldfishPollywog, once you have sent so I can update your name on the front page and maintain my records. For any items that are lost in the mail, adequate time for the package to arrive or be returned to the sender will be allowed.  If it never arrives after a reasonable amount of time, a swap angel will be arranged to craft a comparable ‘prize’ for the ‘winner.’

Feedback will be given when your partner has received.  Please PM me when you send AND when you receive so I can keep my lists updated!

Negative feedback will be given if you have not sent out by 2 weeks past the sendout date, and an angel will be found for your ‘winner.’  Seeing as this is a ‘premade craft’ raffle, and you have to have a completed item posted before the drawing…I don’t see this happening for anyone…but you never know what life has in store for you from one day to the next!

I will post a gallery for ‘prizes’ so when the ‘winner’ receives their item and may have it displayed in their home/wearing it/put it to use in some way, they may post a picture or two for us showing off their great ‘prize.’

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

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R13
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Are at least 16 years old (yes/no)?
IF NO TO ABOVE QUESTION, have you been swapping before the rule change & have swap mod approval to continue (yes/no)?
Read the Swap Info Guide and rules/guidelines for this swap (yes/no)?
Are you able to send to countries outside of your own, as this is an international swap (yes/no)?
Do you have any pets?
Do you or any members in your home smoke?
Any other allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies? If YES, please list them.
Are you vegan or vegetarian (to make sure your name is not drawn to ‘win’ something made from animal derivatives)?
Anything you ABSOLUTELY would not want to receive for any religious/lifestyle/phobia reasons (clowns, violence/nudity themes, spiders, pagan themes….you get the idea…etc.)?
Anything else you would like me to know for the raffle, or that your ‘winner’ should know?

**Please put FOCR in the Subject of your PM so I can get to them quickly when communicating on this swap!


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


Rafflers:

1. goldfishpollywog- Fire Imp
2. Avesthel- Lace Knit Cowl & Spring Charm Necklace
3. anna.wahnsinn- Net Necklace
4. LadybugsAndBumblebees - Pocketed Scoodie
5. Thimbles71 -Sheepish Hat
6. maraschino - Three Cup Cozies
7. A2K - Kitchen Heat Set
8. Ratfinkz - Sparkly Bracelet
9. blupaisan Warm Hearted Dragon artwork
10. frosty772 - Muff with Cover
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Friend of Craftster Raffle Anyone? on: August 15, 2014 12:53:51 PM


Just checking for interest in another round of Friend of Craftster Raffle!

Anyone wanting to play again, or have theme ideas, or both???
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Friend of Craftster Raffle Rd 12 Gallery on: June 09, 2014 02:25:24 PM



Post the prizes when you get them!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Friend of Craftster Raffle Rd 12 (SU May 9-June 6;SO June 16/14) on: May 08, 2014 11:27:25 PM
Round 12's theme will be Best Of.  *Borrowing an opening from the Round 1 organizer.



GALLERIES
Round 1 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253749.0
Round 2 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263251.0
Round 3 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277258.0
Round 4 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290617.0
Round 5 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302878.0
Round 6 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310754.0
Round 7 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328326.0
Round 8 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343462.0
Round 9 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371079.0
Round 10 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=393245.0
Round 11 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431534.0

Swap name: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R12
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: goldfishpollywog
Co-organizer: TBD
Sign-up date range: May 9 to June 6, 2014
Date to send item by: June 16, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people? NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Age requirement? Over 16 and ACTIVE Friends of Craftster ONLY, please

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:

Here comes another round of stress free swap fun.  We are revisiting the “Best Of” theme.  The goal here is to create one medium item in your 'best' style.  An item you make the best, or is your favorite (and therefore 'best') to make.  You could also opt to create a set of 2-3 small items in lieu of one medium.

FRIENDS OF CRAFTSTER ONLY, PLEASE!

Not a Friend of Craftster? Join here! Support the website that supports your crafting needs.

http://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php

Items MUST be crafted and ready to go by the end of signups, as you only have 1 WEEK to send them out! So once you know you are approved, start craftin’!

If you have a ‘pre-made’ item, GREAT! This means you’re ready to go and we’ve barely begun, so post a picture and sit back and chat us up ‘til signups close!

Photos of all 'prizes' are DUE NO LATER than June 6th so everyone has an opportunity to see what will be offered before the drawing and sendouts.  If you do not post a picture by this date or at all, it will be noted in your feedback, as this IS a requirement for this swap to be a success.

Drawing will be done on June 7th, PMs will be sent to the 'prize' creators letting them know who 'won' their item and where it should be sent to.

Swap is for: one (1) medium item (Medium = 2 or more crafting hours OR $10-$30 dollars) Can also be a pair/set of 2-3 small items to equal 1 medium. Please PM me if you have questions about your item offered.  

This will be a 'raffle' style swap. There will be 2 hats: one full of swapper's names and one full of the items made by these swappers (with the name of who made that item below it to avoid the creator 'winning' back their own creation!). A name will be picked, then an item picked, and that person gets that item drawn! An almost complete surprise...as photos would be posted of all items for all to see, so you can look and dream and wish for all the ones you like...then see what shows up at your door! Serious concerns will be addressed in the swap questionnaire (i.e.-Vegans receiving things made from wool and other animal-derivatives, wool/food/smoke/etc. allergies, etc.) so people don't end up with something they ABSOLUTELY cannot have around them or their family for health/lifestyle/etc. issues, and if it happens, then the name and item both go back in the hat and are drawn again until a favorable match comes up.

When a ‘winner’ is chosen, the creator of their ‘prize’ will get their address from the organizer in a PM. PLEASE try to keep this a SECRET if you DO figure out who you are sending to! This way the ‘winner’ will be surprised with their ‘prize’ when it arrives

Please communicate in the thread OR by PM to the organizer ONCE a week at a minimum so we know you are still out there and crafting for the swap.  I will check in with you when there is about 1 week left to make sure you are still in on a ‘prize’ for the drawing.

Delivery Confirmation is required for this swap.  For international mailings, please retain your receipt until your partner receives.

Please PM the DC to the organizer, GoldfishPollywog, once you have sent so I can update your name on the front page and maintain my records. For any items that are lost in the mail, adequate time for the package to arrive or be returned to the sender will be allowed.  If it never arrives after a reasonable amount of time, a swap angel will be arranged to craft a comparable ‘prize’ for the ‘winner.’

Feedback will be given when your partner has received.  Please PM me when you send AND when you receive so I can keep my lists updated!

Negative feedback will be given if you have not sent out by 2 weeks past the sendout date, and an angel will be found for your ‘winner.’  Seeing as this is a ‘premade craft’ raffle, and you have to have a completed item posted before the drawing…I don’t see this happening for anyone…but you never know what life has in store for you from one day to the next!

I will post a gallery for ‘prizes’ so when the ‘winner’ receives their item and may have it displayed in their home/wearing it/put it to use in some way, they may post a picture or two for us showing off their great ‘prize.’

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

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R12
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Are at least 16 years old (yes/no)?
IF NO TO ABOVE QUESTION, have you been swapping before the rule change & have swap mod approval to continue (yes/no)?
Read the Swap Info Guide and rules/guidelines for this swap (yes/no)?
Are you able to send to countries outside of your own, as this is an international swap (yes/no)?
Do you have any pets?
Do you or any members in your home smoke?
Any other allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies? If YES, please list them.
Are you vegan or vegetarian (to make sure your name is not drawn to ‘win’ something made from animal derivatives)?
Anything you ABSOLUTELY would not want to receive for any religious/lifestyle/phobia reasons (clowns, violence/nudity themes, spiders, pagan themes….you get the idea…etc.)?
Anything else you would like me to know for the raffle, or that your ‘winner’ should know?

**Please put FOCR in the Subject of your PM so I can get to them quickly when communicating on this swap!


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Friend of Craftster Raffle Round 12 on: April 24, 2014 03:44:09 PM


Anyone else up for another round of Friend of Craftster Raffle?

One medium of whatever you are best at sent to a random person in the swap. 
Nice simple and low stress.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Little Visitors Craft-along on: November 02, 2013 07:52:47 PM
Thanks to the fact that our Craftsters in Training (kiddos) wanted to have Little Visitors but weren't sure about how to make it work, we decided a trial run was in order.   

If anyone else would like to practice for a Little Visitor swap, here is the place for it!  We will be trying to keep in the same timeframe as a normal LV swap, and work on designing photo ops, crafting souvenirs, and creating a way to keep records for a photo book.  At the end of the time, we will make a journal or scrap book full of our LV's adventures.

This is a great way to add back story to your LV's, keep in the practice of  LV swapping, or just see how the idea suits you!  Feel free to join at any time, and let me know if you want me to add links to any tumblrs or what not!


PS.  If this is posted in the wrong forum, please let me know so I don't repeat my mistake!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Amigurumi Addiction 3 Gallery on: July 11, 2013 11:03:06 PM
Amigurumi Addiction 3 Thread





noushi<->spidermom
alligatorjuice<->Gizmonic
Sugar Rush<->Murple
lanikins<->jkaywiz
Griminspirations<->
goldfishpollywog
goktrose<->goldfishpollywog

Sent,
Received,
Sent & Received,  
Late w/Communication,
Contact goldfishpollywog immediately

Now for all the awesomeness!
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Amigurumi Addiction 3 on: May 24, 2013 07:02:39 PM



Dust off your yarn and let's get playing!

For those who are interested..."Ami" means knit/crochet in Japanese and "nuigurumi" means stuffed creature, so amigurumi is a stuffed knit/crochetted creature.  Well, that is simple and can mean just about anything from a bobomb in your pocket to the little hooked kitty sitting on your shelf.  Often cute or fanciful and not commonly large, amigurumi is an enjoyable craft with a nice finished product even for beginners.  

Some previous Ami Galleries:

 ~Amigurimi~ Gallery
Anything Amigurumi I gallery Anything Amigurumi I gallery
Anything Amigurumi II
Amigurumi Addiction Gallery
Amigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery
 Amigurumi Addiction Tiny Edition Gallery

Where do you find patterns for amigurumi? All over the internet are quite a few sites that have free amigurumi patterns.  Some require registration, some don't.  Of course Craftster is my favorite. But here are a few that I have found.
http://freeamigurumipatterns.blogspot.com/
http://craftlog.org/craftingjapanese/archives/amigurumi/ -a diverse site with a lot of pictures and some good links.
http://artangel-sol.livejournal.com/
http://www.lionbrand.com
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284386.0

If you can't find what you are looking for, but really prefer a pattern, you might try this site.
 Etsy is always an option also, or just "wing" it.


 
Swap name: Amigurumi Addiction 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: goldfishpollywog
Sign-up date range: May 24th through June 7th
Date to send item by: July 12th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20 unless I find a wingman/co-organizer.

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


Details of swap:
In this swap we will be crocheting 1 medium or 2 smalls, we will have one month to complete the package for our partner and then we will send it by July 12th.   Not too stressful, but a load of fun!
You and your partner can always decide to exchange more, but this is all that you are required to do. If possible I will pair those that want more with one another.


SWAP SIZES:
By Time
-Big = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

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

***Tracking numbers are required in this swap***
I ask that you please post in this thread and/or PM your organizer ( goldfishpollywog) to help keep this swap flake-free.  Should problems come up, please let me know.  
...

If you want to participate, please PM this information to the organizer before 23:59 CST on June 7th.  Happy Crafting!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Amigurumi Addiction 3
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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

List any wist, FOC favorites, or similar website.

Can you take photos of what you send and receive?

Will you post on this thread or PM your partner at least once a week?

Are you a beginner, average, or advanced maker of amigurumis? What level would you like to receive?

What is your favorite season?

Please list anything you are allergic to.

Please list any allergens that might be in your home or crafting area such as pets, smoke, fragrances...anything someone might be allergic to.

What are you favorite colors or color combinations?

Are there any colors or color combinations that you do not like?  If so, please list them.

What would you like an ami of?  Any favorites?

Is there anything that you would prefer NOT to receive?

Will the ami(s) need to be pet/child friendly?

Anything I left out that you would like your partner or myself to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO goldfishpollywog 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. goldfishpollywog
 2.noushi
 3.Murple
 4.alligatorjuice
 5.Griminspirations
 6.jkaywiz
 7.Sugar Rush
 8.goktrose
 9.lanikins
10.spidermom
11.gizmonic



Partners!
noushi<->spidermom
alligatorjuice<->Gizmonic
Sugar Rush<->Murple
lanikins<->jkaywiz
Griminspirations<->goldfishpollywog
goktrose<->goldfishpollywog


Gallery
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Amigurumi Addiction Anyone? on: April 23, 2013 08:27:10 PM

Anyone interested in swapping Amigurumi again?

My hooks are wanting to whip up some fun friends.

Past round galleries for inspiration
Amigurumi Addiction 2
Amigurumi Addiction Tiny Edition
Amigurumi Addiction
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