Swap name: Aussie Alchemy
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jane Doe
Sign-up date range: 4 July - 12 July
Date to send item by: crafting media sent by 15th July,
finished wonders sent back by 15th August 2006
Limited to a certain number of people? nope
Non-Au. participants allowed? THIS SWAP IS ONLY FOR AUSSIES
All ages allowed? Or 18+? Any age
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" ist 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:
The idea is, you send all those crafting materials you've been hoarding to your partner.
Your partner uses them to craft something to your taste, and then sends the items back.
It's a fabulous type of swap because:
-it's cheap (only costs you postage and we're all Australian)
-It's a creative challenge to try create for someone else using their media.
-it uses up that crafting media you love but don't know what to do with
-you get to be surprised by what someone else managed to turn your media into
Put together a pack of crafty items, send it out and your partner will make you something from the contents of the pack and send it back.
This way you get something
a) you know you'll like, cos you picked the colours and materials
b) you never would have made yourself
This swap is open to all kinds of crafting materials, as long as we can find someone willing to use your bits. They may use them in a totally different way to you, but that's what makes it fun! eg. Jewellry makers make fabric beads and 'soft' jewellry out of buttons; Sewers stitch and create out of paper; knitters make textiles from wire etcSpecifics for this swap
-After recieving your partner's info, send an amount of crafting media (maximim 400grams) to your partner
-Using the media you recieve, craft one large
(or detailed) piece and two small
(or simple) pieces.
Anything else you make is up to you and your partner
-When you've finished crafting, send your partner what you've made and the extra media you didn't use. You may only keep unused crafting media if you have discussed it with your partner first*note* There are 2 send out dates for this swap15th July
- send a maximim of 400grams of crafting media 15th August
- send finished wonders and the unused crafting media back to your partner
If you want to participate, fill out and send this questionaire to Jane Doe
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap Aussie Alchemy
Your real name
What kinds of crafting media do you hope to send?--the following 2 questions are just a guide to help me partner people. It doesn't mean you'll recieve what you list---
What crafts can you do or be willing to try? (don't be shy)
What kind of media do you enjoy working with?
Are you a smoker, have pets, or anything else that might cause allergies?
Do you have allergies?
Is there anything you particularly DON'T want your bits made into?
Anything else to add?
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 (especially if you're new to swapping) to find out details about participating in a swap. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0
If you have any questions about this, do ask
After much brain pain, these are the partners for the swap.
You're all such diverse people!
Ralph <---> ecrameri
Tanza <---> Jehnaier
Jane Doe <---> jane feebles
pocketlint <---> Pinkstars69
Please send your packages using express post satchels.
The main reason, is that with express post satchels you recieve a tracking code.
For the weight of the packages we're sending, the cost difference is minimal (a dollar or two)
When you recieve your partners materials, your name will turn red. When you send their package, your name will turn green, and when your partner recieves, your name will turn blue.