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Topic: Sweat Shoppe Swap (round 7!) sign ups closed  (Read 35400 times)
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IamSusie
« Reply #500 on: February 27, 2007 10:15:59 AM »

For anyone new to the Sweat Shop.. I really really recommend a minimum of customizing.  I'm realizing that an offering of 10 items is a lot to keep track of because it can end up being around 15 to 18 people to correspond with, not including the organizers. 

Of course nothing beats that daily fun at the mailbox after sendouts!

I totally sympathize with life interruptions, I just sort of wish that I knew about them if that person was one of my partners.. Smiley
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« Reply #501 on: February 27, 2007 10:46:00 AM »

This was my first sweat shop and it's gone great..but I think IamSusie is totally right, I can see how customizing can become really overwhelming for someone who's craft is time consuming to make and especially if they are involved in other swaps at the same time.

Java thanks for the update. I think you do a great job and there's only so much you can do..u just never know 100% when someone says they are done crafting. Your green system is definately better than nothing!
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« Reply #502 on: February 28, 2007 05:42:11 AM »

I agree with Luxie and Susie. I think your system works well Java.
I think if someone has a life issue and cannot send or will be sending late, they should email either Java or someone they are sending to just to let someone know they haven't dropped off the face of the earth (especially if they cant make it to Craftster to PM).
Ex: I was in another swap a while back, and my partner got in a horrible car crash. Her mom finally got on Craftster to let everyone know what had happened. In that case, she was out of crafting for a while, but she still managed to send my package (which she didn't need to do, I easily could have gotten an angel). BUT angels with this swap is A LOT harder than a usual swap.

I know you cannot control all aspects of the swap at signups, but there needs to be a communication and trust factor established in order for things to go smooth, at least this is what I have noticed.
And Java, you have been running this swap for 7 rounds?! And how many flakers have you had? I think with the number of people who participate each round, you do a fabulous job.  Grin

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« Reply #503 on: February 28, 2007 06:20:49 AM »

That's true!  Java has done a wonderful job and I am soooo grateful that she is continuing to run this swap! 
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I know you cannot control all aspects of the swap at signups, but there needs to be a communication and trust factor established in order for things to go smooth, at least this is what I have noticed.
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Forgive me guys. I was just wigging out a bit because my partner in another swap was MIA.  I just found out that she was in the hospital.  Thankfully she's ok. 


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« Reply #504 on: March 01, 2007 04:42:11 PM »

Hey everyone, I have been updating profiles like crazy! Please take a look and see if your profile reflects the appropriate status of the swap! THanks for helping me keep everything running smoothly!
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« Reply #505 on: March 04, 2007 10:10:48 PM »

Since I'm redoing and resending my coasters  Sad... I won't be joining round 8. If anyone's still interested in the beaded/charm bracelets or glovelets/wristwarmers, I'm available for a few personal swaps, though. Smiley  I'm still planning to make 5 of each, so if you'd like to see them (and choose a color, etc.) PM me in the next few days. I'll send you a link when I finish them. Smiley
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« Reply #506 on: March 05, 2007 03:13:49 AM »

i guess i better make those 2 birdsnestlaces that have not arrived., what a pity they went missing.
will pm u girls & java, cyndiq
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