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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / GALLERY: Craft My Pet For Me on: July 05, 2014 08:15:41 PM
Hello All! Cheesy

Some of you have shipped so I'm creating the gallery. I can't wait to see all the beloved pet goodness!!!

Chrmisha

2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / CRAFT MY PET FOR ME! (SU FULL;SO July 21, 2014) ***PARTNERS ASSIGNED*** on: June 06, 2014 09:32:50 PM
Swap name: Craft My Pet for Me!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: chrmisha
Sign-up date range: June 7-21, 2014
Date to send item by: Monday, July 21, 2014


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GALLERY


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Limited to a certain number of people? 12
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Open to FIRST TIME swappers? NO

If you have, or have had, a pet that has changed your life, than this is the swap for you! Join this swap to celebrate a current beloved pet or to honor a deceased beloved pet.

Details of Swap:

You will be crafting for the SWAPPER, not the pet. You can make any sort of pet-themed items you think your partner would like related to the particular pet they've asked you to focus on. You will be required to SEND A PICTURE of the pet you'd like your partner to focus on WITH THE SWAP QUESTIONNAIRE. If you have more than one pet, or would like to share more pictures, those kinds of discussions should occur with your partner, once assigned.

Any type of crafting will work for this, so you can sew, paint, knit, crochet, get crafty with paper or polymer clay, etc, as long as you make something your partner will like, based on her pet, questionnaire, and pinterest, wists, etc.

Some ideas of what to make/purchase might include:

Drawings/paintings, hoopla, small models of purebred pets, jewelry, pouches, purses, pincushions, pillows, plush pet, keychain, coasters, mugs, placemats, appliques, t-shirts, polymer clay figurines, felted pets, etc. etc. etc.

This swap will be for ONE MEDIUM and TWO SMALL items (or the equivalent thereof; i.e., one large, or two mediums, or four smalls).

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, a pouch
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

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

*PLEASE READ THIS!*
- No one likes to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. Please stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery, and take pictures of what you make before you send it.
- HAVE FUN!

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 IN THIS SWAP, YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. Fill out the questionnaire below.
2. Attach ONE picture of your favorite pet (past or present)
3. Private message items 1 and 2 above to chrmisha with the subject "CRAFT MY PET SWAP"
4. Post a message in this thread saying that you submitted your questionnaire
5. Have patience with me, I'm a first time swap organizer ;-)



QUESTIONNAIRE:

Name of swap: Craft My Pet for Me
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (YES/NO)

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

Confirm that have successfully completed AT LEASE ONE swap prior to signing up for this swap (YES/NO)

1. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people?

2. Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or certain animals/products)?

3. Does your house have any allergens? (i.e., pets, smoke, wool, lots of dust, etc.)?

4.  Please list the number and type of pets that you own (or have owned that are special to you), including their breeds and names (ex: Brindle boxer named "Benji", Siamese cat named "FuFu", Clydesdale horse named "Shy", big brown mutt named "Sugar")

5. What particular pet (past or present) is the most special to you/do you wish to receive crafted items related to?

6. What made this particular pet so special? (ex: physical characteristics, the story of how you found/purchased/adopted it, any special memories, funny traits/behaviors/tricks, an emotional time/momentous event/time in your life, etc.)

7a. If you have many pets, would you prefer items crafted around MORE than one pet? (YES/NO)

7b. If YES which ones? (Or you can leave it up to your partner by saying "Feel free to craft any of my pets").

7c. Some people have expressed interest in having their many pets crafted for/crafting for a partner's many pets. PLEASE COORDINATE THIS WITH YOUR PARTNER DIRECTLY (as it will probably go beyond the requirements of this swap). However, please state here if you are interested in crafting for more than one pet (I will use this for matching purposes): (YES/NO/MAYBE)

9. Please list a few items you would especially love to receive:

10. Are there any items or types of crafts you do not wish to receive?

11a. What crafts do you do?

11b. Are there any particular crafts that you want to mention that you do NOT do that a partner might commonly ask for? (eg., I don't know how to knit or crochet).

12. Favorite colors?

13. Least favorite colors?

14. If you have any strong dislikes that might pertain to the swap, please let them be known:

15. Please give a link to your Wists, Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, etc (if you don't have one, please start one today!):

16. 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 can craft for you.

17. You MAY include something for your partner's pet(s) as well, but that is totally optional.

18. BE SURE TO ATTACH A PICTURE OF YOUR FAVORITE PET TO THE PM WITH THIS QUESTIONNAIRE. (If you have more than one picture, or more than one favorite pet, please coordinate that with your partner. DO NOT SEND MORE THAN ONE PICTURE. If you must, you can send a collage of pictures but it has to be in ONE picture file). You will not be admitted to this swap UNLESS your questionnaire contains the required picture! NOTE: I guess you can't attach a picture to a private message. Either send me a link to the picture (preferred), or leave me a note and I'll give you my email address and you can email it to me separately.

TO PARTICIPATE, DO NOT REPLY HERE. SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE TO ORGANIZER CHRMISHA (click here to send her a message) .
 
Feel free to post pictures of your lovely pets (past and/or present) to this thread when you post to say you have submitted your questionnaire.


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Here is the GALLERY for this swap.


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

PARTICIPANTS & PARTNERS:

1. Chrmisha (SENT) <> Sharalee (SENT & RECEIVED)

2. Alittlemusthave (SENT & RECEIVED) <> Crazyda79 (SENT & RECEIVED)

3. Onyxnox (SENT) <> Legatostroke (SENT & RECEIVED)

4. Rockmygypsysoul (RECEIVED) <> Watsonc7 (SENT)

5. Blasphemy the Blasphemer (SENT) <> I sew cute (SENT)

6. Stillatthetop (SENT & RECEIVED) <> Rantyhippie (SENT)

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / CRAFT MY BELOVED PET on: May 16, 2014 02:26:59 PM
THIS SWAP IS NOW OPEN!! THIS SWAP IS NOW OPEN!!

CRAFT MY PET FOR ME SWAP (click here)

Sign-up date range: June 7-21, 2014
Date to send item by: Monday, July 21, 2014

BECAUSE I AM A FIRST TIME SWAP ORGANIZER, I have put some restrictions on this swap to ease my way into organizing and to hopefully ensure a successful swap.

Limited to a certain number of people? 12
Open to FIRST TIME swappers? NO


So, sign up quickly and Welcome Aboard!

P.S. As I said, this is my first time organizing a swap. I'm open to suggestions.


CRAFT MY PET FOR ME SWAP (click here)

Hello,

A long time ago, I participated in a "Craft My Pet" Swap. This was NOT a "craft FOR my pet", this was a "Craft My Pet for ME" type of swap. It was done to celebrate a current beloved pet or to honor a deceased beloved pet. Partners would swap pictures of their pets and go from there. There were some drawings, paintings, small models of purebred pets, jewelry, etc. I'd love to do this again. Maybe a medium and a small? Anyone interested?

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Harry Potter Box-Based Swap on: December 30, 2013 04:50:11 PM
Hello!

I'm going through Harry Potter swap withdrawal, and thought I might propose one. I thought we might make it "box-based" meaning, you create a "box" for your partner. The box would have a theme picked by your partner, like a Potions kit, Hogwarts trunk, Quidditch set, Dementor's Repelling Repertorie box, Gryffindor Goodies box, I Love Luna Lovegood box, Snape's Secret Wardrobe box, etc. Be creative! Sizewize, I'm thinking equivalent to one medium (the box) and two to four smalls (to fill the box).

I'm also looking for a co-organizer as this would be the first swap I've organized.

Thoughts? Willing and/or able to participate?

Let me know!

Chrmisha

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Swap? on: June 19, 2013 01:35:56 PM
Hello,

Anyone here fell in love with the A Discovery of Witches series by Deborah Harkness? I can't wait for the final book in her trilogy. Vampire, witch, and demon lovers alike, anyone interested in a swap? I'm thinking of a swap similar to One Tiny Harry Potter Thing (one small item, or small set of items, very well crafted).



Thanks,
Chris
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / A Minecraft Swap, Anyone? on: November 05, 2012 02:35:40 PM
My son is super into Minecraft these days, and I'm redecorating his room in a Minecraft theme. There isn't much out there, though I've made or found some cool things. I thought it might be fun to do a swap. Anyone interested? Creepers? Moo-shrooms? Redstone torches? Anyone?
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Make Something out of THIS! Swap on: May 04, 2012 09:04:49 AM
Hi,

I've done this before with friends, but thought it would make a cool swap. Here's how it works.

You send your partner 5 to 10 items (fabric, buttons, paper, glitter, whatever) and they do the same. Then, you each have to craft something for your partner using the items they sent you. It's great fun to see what you get back from the mess of things you sent.

Any takers?

Chris
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Kid Gift Swap on: April 25, 2012 11:53:10 AM
Hello,

I was just thinking that it might be fun to make crafty gifts for each other kid(s). We could get the likes/dislikes of the other's child(ren), and make something with that theme--like a wall hanging for a bedroom, or a T-shirt, or backpack or something. Anyone interested?

Chris
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Vintage Photo Art? on: April 25, 2012 11:52:06 AM
I recently went through boxes and boxes of things that my grandparents kept. I found photos dating back to the 1800's (the ones on the metal plates), and vintage photos on paper and postcards too. Many of the photos are duplicates. Now what am I going to do with all of these? Would anyone be interested in doing a crafty vintage photo project swap? What creative things can be done with old photos? Thoughts? Takers?

Chris
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Weight Loss Inspiration Swap on: January 21, 2012 07:29:17 AM
Hello,

I'd like to do a Weight Loss Inspiration Swap. I'm in dire need of losing weight and could use any help and inspiration I can get. Anyone else interested?

Thanks!
Chris
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