Ok, prepare to drool as I share with you photos of the lovely things that Maraschino sent me! She really 'got' me!
First there was this lovely embroidered hoopla for my yoga space - it has a lotus design on it
Then there was an Ohm mandala pin cushion - one of my tattoos has a similar design to this so it makes it quite special. Maraschino sensibly didn't stuff it to save on international postage costs, but that's fine because I can do that here!
Then I opened this gorgeous hair fork with a hand crafted cavandoli macrame flower design - such an intricate design - it must have taken hours!
There was also a lovely cap in Icelandic wool which will be fantastic when it starts to get cold!
And this gorgeous quartz crystal point necklace also made in cavandoli macrame which is completely held together by tension and no glue! I love this and have already had loads of compliments
And lastly, Maraschino sent me a lovely card and a Beats Antique sticker that she bought for me from the show (we both love Beats Antique!)
Swap name: Hippy Swap Round 9 Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Samsara Sign-up date range: 06/02/14- 06/23/14 Date to send item by: 07/31/14
Limited to a certain number of people? No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? At least 16
Swap Organizer 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
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: ... Welcome to the Ninth Hippy Swap! Where we love trippy coloured mushrooms, flower power and all things groovy!
I love organising this swap each summer - I'm really excited about running it again!
Here are links to several past swap galleries for ideas
There are lots of other clothing threads, just search hippy in the clothing board
If you want to participate, please copy this questionnaire and send me the information via pm:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER: Name of swap: Hippy Swap Round 9 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)
Are there any colours/fabrics/styles which you specifically like or dislike, such as tie-dye or hemp? Do you specifically like/dislike any symbols or themes such as flowers, mushrooms, peace signs?.... Is there anything you would really like to receive? What is your...? (List only what you would like to receive) shirt/tee size? head measurement? foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches) preferred bracelet length? preferred necklace length? preferred bag/tote/purse size/style? (small, medium, large, shoulder, cross body) Is there anything that you DO NOT want to receive? Any allergies or things you need to (or would prefer to) avoid? Do you have a Pinterest or Etsy favourites list? Do you have a Blog or website? What kind of crafty skills do you have? Festival goer? Music lover? Please tell a little about yourself so your partner can get a feel for your style....
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Please label Personal Messages (PMs) to organizer with title of "Hippy swap 9". When you send, label message as "SENT: Hippy Swap". (don't forget to include your DC#). Send this message to the organizer and your partner. When you receive, label message as "RECEIVED: Hippy swap". Send this message to the organizer and your partner.
This is meant to be a fun, chilled out swap, so the minimum crafting requirement for this swap is 1 large, 2 Medium and 2 Small. Don't forget to communicate with your partner on how much you would like to craft for each other. Usually for this swap, people craft waaay more than the minimum requirement, so agree beforehand if you are going to spoil each other, so that no-one is left feeling embarrassed! We are also going for quality here so make sure your hippy crafts are fabulous! Remember, this is the minimum...please feel free to do more if you have time/enough creativity!
Communication is vital for an enjoyable swap! Please post in this thread at least once a week so that we can all stay in touch. Get in touch with your swap partner as soon as possible after receiving your swap info. Please keep me informed if you have a problem or have a question. Im not a mind reader so I need you to tell me if you need something.
Remember: The more details that you put in your questionnaire the more likely you are to receive a package you love and the easier it will be for me to match you up with someone who can make you happy.
Another little note: Swappers will receive temporary negative feedback if: -it is one week past send-outs and you are out of communication -it is two weeks past send-outs and you have not yet sent, regardless of the communication with us and your partner.
Communicate often to your partner and in this thread, and I will send occasional PMs to make sure that everyone is on track. We want no flakers please!
Additionally, you *must* PM me & your partner when you send. You *must* get a DC# unless you are shipping internationally, then you must have a receipt as proof of postage -- no exceptions. And you *must* PM me & your partner when you receive. Also, please post pictures of what you received in the gallery. If you do not have access to a camera, please let your partner know so that they can take photos before they send and can post in the gallery for you. It is recommended that you take photos anyway in case things get lost in the post!
Most important of all................ ........... HAVE FUN AND ENJOY SOME HIPPY CRAFTY-LOVE!
I had a lovely Indian patchwork cushion which I loved. Sadly my puppy loved it too and spent an afternoon carfully dismantling the cushion, patch by patch. So I had all these wonderfully ornate embroidered patches and I just couldn't bear to throw them away. So, I used a pair of curtain tie backs as base, I covered them, them sewed and embroidered the patches to them, added details, beads and cabachons, a couple of curtain rings, Indian silk yarn and chain from a local DIY shop, and created this lovely tribal fushion belt.