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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Crafty Detective Gallery!!!!! on: March 27, 2006 07:43:38 PM
Alright here it is...someone recieved so lets get posting!
For anyone who wasn't following this, what we did is we got to stalk another craftster around for a month and craft something wonderful for them based on the info we could muster up. We read blogs, old posts, talked with previous swappartners...we went to great lengths to discover what our partners were all about... Smiley This has been a great swap.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / New to embroidery on: February 16, 2006 06:53:44 PM
I just wanted to say hello to the embroiderers...this is my first venture into this part of craftster. I recently bought a jenny hart stitch it kit and i have been bitten by the bug. I bought a cheap goodwill leather purse and embroidered the hula girl on the front...it looks so cute and I always get compliments on it. (dont have a cam, but will get a pic soon to share) I'm really excited to get more into this crafty goodness. Anyway...Smiley Hiya Wink
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Crafty Detective, AKA Craftster Stalker swap! sign up now until feb 24 on: February 16, 2006 03:51:50 PM
Stalking has begun! List of participants at the bottom! Everyone should have their partner information now...if I have missed anyone, do let me know asap. Smiley

Swap name: The Crafty Detective
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: cheekymamaof2
Sign-up date range:2/16/06-2/24/06
Date to send item by:3/29/06

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

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
...Each person will have a secret partner in which they will stalk around craftster and other possible areas like blogs, websites wherever you can find info about your person. Revealing yourself to your partner is not allowed until after you have sent your items. In other words, PMing them to ask what they want is not allowed. You have to play detective a bit on this one! I will post the craftster names of everyone who signs up, but will keep the partner info private save for a moderator who will also have the info.

Example:
bob finds that his secret partner is sue. He goes around craftster, finding all the bits of info about sue that he can...reading her profile, her old posts...seeing what types of things shes into. He then goes out and gets her a crafty knitting kit because he noticed her love of knitting, and he also made her a Jordy bag because he saw that she didnt know how to sew but that she loved those bags. He may also throw in a special Mix CD of music that he thought she might like, and a delicious organic chocolate bar because she loves chocolate oh so much. Now, we could get really carried away with this, so lets say we can send whatever our hearts desire, but try to keep the spending between 15 and 25 dollars so everyone gets a similar amount of good things.
*gets out my magnifying glass and super sleuth handbook*
Lets go!

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


... Here is the list of people who have signed up and been approved.
cheekymamaof2
phizzychick
raindrops
classycrafter
highschoolcrafter
skuterrat
Vw69
Orangeabsinthe
Synne
LuckyLally
ViolinRomance
norsgoebel
L
pudruff
sharc
apandalee
sarahjayne
mllejessy
awynkoop
Iscreamedmyselfhoar se
mjadams
mub
kinkyknit
lhackett
xbelovedxonex
Laural
lucy_van_pelt
kiki_eks
simplyfussfree
yirq
craftycarrie
thedishclothqueen
sonjaboo
Americandemockracy
Dithmer
Kiwimonkey



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An idea for those of you with less than 50 posts...over the next couple weeks try and spend as much time as you can here on craftster, looking around and making comments. Find things you really love and compliment the creators...not only will it make people feel good about their creations, but it will give your crafter a better idea of the things you enjoy. If you have ever wanted to learn something new, now is the time to be asking people questions! Smiley Not mandatory of course, but it sure would be helpful for your partners to see what you're into.


I felt the need to clarify one thing. The price suggestion for this swap does NOT include shipping costs. I had a swap once where a gal spent WAY below the recommended amount, and figured the shipping cost would make up for it. WRONG. LOL

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / The Crafty Detective swap!!!?? on: February 16, 2006 01:34:31 PM
Hey there Smiley

How about a swap, where we are assigned a partner, and then we have to do some research...dig around a little and find out what the person is into. Looking around here reading old posts of our partners, checking out their websites or blogs...and then surprising them with a gift based on what we discover in our research! I know we have some darn crafty sleuths around here...anyone?
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Bad-girl/Bad boy swap? on: February 13, 2006 05:14:37 PM
Oh I'm on a roll tonight.
How about a naughty swap? Think, vulva coinpurses, vibrator cozies...knitted hoo-hoo's, bettie page, chocolate penises? Anyone? LOL
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Semi-Secret Random swap on: February 13, 2006 05:11:43 PM
So I was thinking...how about a swap where we know who we are sending to, but who we receive from is a secret until the end. We know about our partners interests, and what sorts of things they really enjoy, (based on a questionnaire sent out) and based on what we know about our partner,we come up with a nice little goodie bag of things for them to craft with. Items we craft for them that they might enjoy would be welcome as well. Any thoughts on this or interest?
7  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Swap angel found!for crafty shoebox grab bag 3) on: February 05, 2006 09:46:08 PM
Thank you Lexbean!!!

I need another swap angel for the crafty shoebox grab bag 3 swap. Someone who can fill a shoebox with all sorts of crafty goodness and pass it along to a deserving crafter who got majorly flaked. Anything crafty can go in the box, yarn, paints, shrinky dink paper, beads, stencils, paper whatever. crafty goodness. You will be an angel if you can fill this need for me.Smiley and I will love you forever.
Tongue
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Recipe box/Recipe swap!!!!! SWAP CANCELLED on: February 02, 2006 12:10:52 PM
This swap has been cancelled due to mass hysteria over the printing of recipes, and the general confusion of the masses. I appologize sincerely to everyone who was looking forward to this swap, but god dammit already, if everyone had just played along and sent each person a regular sized envelope filled with recipes, and sent one person a box (the box was never going to be sent overseas unless you wanted to by the way) we would have spent a few bucks for postage and everyone would have been happy. I'm sorry this was so terribly difficult for so many to understand.. I will be deleting this in a couple days, but wanted everyone to get a chance to read it before I delete. .
sincerely,
one pissed off organizer..


Swap name: Recipe box swap!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:Cheekymamaof2
Sign-up date range:2/2/06-2/20/06
Date to send item by:3/20/06

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

Non-U.S. participants allowed?  yes!

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
Each person will create different recipe cards to be passed along to each swap member. The number can vary between 2 and 5 different recipes per person. Each swapper will send to each swappee, as well as creating a recipe box to gather recipes in, to one swap partner. Example:

* swappers...bob, sue, joe, pam, and lil each create 5 recipe cards with 5 different recipes on them. they send each other swapper their recipes electronically and each swapper will print out all the recipes so that they can send a box full of recipes to their partner.

Everyone ends up with a decotated box and a box full of recipes!!!!!
All recipes count, from appetizers and drinks, to main courses and desserts.


You may be as elaborate as you like in decorating the recipe cards and boxes. Talk to your partner about their decor preferences. Smiley
ETA: Boxes may be made of any material! You can buy premade wooden or cardboard boxes, make them yourself, fabric boxes would be cool, fired clay boxes, anything you can think of.Smiley


...

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
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?(This is not an option, you must be willing to send recipes out of country.)
ADD OTHER SWAP SPECIFIC QUESTIONS 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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

Alright ladies and gents, we have had a complaint sent to the moderators that this swap isnt specific enough, so lets try to clear that up.
First of all, Someone had a great idea to send the recipes electronically, and then print them all out to send along with our boxes...BRILLIANT!!!!!
if you DON'T want to send out of the country, then DON'T sign up. That is a requirement that will not be changing. The whole point of doing this swap is to get recipes from other parts of the world.


So far, there are 35 people who have signed up, and one who was too unsure and stepped out. If there are any others who do not or can not send a small recipe card sized box out of the country, then please step out now.

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Alter my Hoodie swap anyone? on: February 02, 2006 11:56:06 AM
hey, hows about sending each other a hoodie to decorate/alter and send back? Anyone in?
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another Thrift Store Purse Revamp? on: January 19, 2006 06:48:39 PM
I just saw the last one and I reeally want to do this! Anyone else up for another round of the Thrift Store Purse Revamp???
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