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Topic: My Country Doesn't Have That Round 8- Ongoing (March 26- April 27)  (Read 24253 times)
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« on: March 26, 2007 10:22:47 AM »

Swap name: My Country Doesn't Have That - Round 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: geeyouknit and co-organized by mini
Sign-up date range: March 26- April 27
Date to send item by: 2 weeks from claim

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Obviously, no  Cheesy

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages but be aware of international shipping costs and get a parents permission, please.

For me and the mods:
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: NO
- 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


Details of swap:
Following the brilliant example set by esmerelda and Gumshoegal, this round of MCDHT will be ongoing. This way, non-US swappers can choose to swap with other non-US swappers, and there is also the opportunity to swap more than once! The point is to send cool and fun items from different countries around the globe so we can all experience other cultures  Wink.

The same guidelines apply (thank you esmerelda and gumshoegal for coming up with an amazing twist on this swap!):

You will be required to post a list of a minimum of 6 countries/regions (a region could include eg. Scandanavia, Australasia, or even Europe) you would like to receive from, along with some ideas of items you would be interested in getting (although there are no guarantees, this is just to give your partner an idea of what you would like).  You are required to put "Any other than my own" as a country choice - the key to this swap is flexibility.  You have two weeks from the date you claim to send your package.

Like the Ongoing Wish Swaps, these swaps will be rolling, with each participant claiming the last person to post their country list, like so:

I, geeyouknit, having PM-d the organizer and been approved, post my list of countries I would like to receive from (Please remember to put your home country at the top of your post):

I am from the US (I live in Amish country, so I can offer Amish made Apple and Pumpkin butter!) and this is my first claim.

1. Germany - German magazines (as I'm studying German), lebkuchen, candy, beads, marzipan, Oktoberfest anything
2. Scandinavia - Dumle candies!! mix-CDs (esp. hip hop, Scandinavian hip hop= amazing) , junk food, fashion magazines, beads, Moomin things
3. France- vintage or vintage looking anything, old or new mags and books, candy
4. Singapore - fabric, craft books or magazines, candy, music
5. New Zealand - chocolate fish, Moro bars, paua shell buttons, photo postcards and tour books, beads
6. Asia - craft books/magazines, fabric, kitschy stationary, anything!
7. Any other than my own-- literally any, I am very open!

I'm a history major so I love anything related to history. I love anything kitschy as well, and bright colors! I like reading fashion, craft, and feminist magazines


Then, another approved craftster from one of your chosen countries or another country other than yours claims you and posts their wishlist.

Note for non-US participants: if you are claimed by a US participant first time round, you will be able to opt out of receiving from a second US participant.  Remember, you can only opt out of receiving from the US if you have previously received from a US partner in this swap.  If you have not been claimed 48 hours after posting your info for the second time, we ask that you lift the restriction in the interests of keeping the swap moving.

US Participants may consider listing what is different or specific about your area of the US so non-USers can know what you might have in addition to the much coveted kool-aid, shrinky dinks, and sharpies!

Due to the requirement for international shipping in this swap, there are limits on how many claims you can have outstanding.
Newbies can have 1 claim outstanding
Regular members can have 2 claims outstanding
FOCs can have 3 claims outstanding 


Swap packages NOT subject to weight restrictions - send as much as you can afford.  Hopefully, this will allow most people to send out twice without breaking the bank.

You must get a receipt when you send - this is very important with this type of international swap.  Also, YOU MUST PM THE ORGANIZER WHEN YOU SEND AND RECEIVE.  This is crucial to keep the swap running smoothly!

Thanks so much, and have fun!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO SEND TO ORGANISER
Craftster name:
Real name:
Mail address:
Email address:
What country are you from?:

« Last Edit: April 10, 2007 07:40:23 AM by geeyouknit » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007 10:23:27 AM »

Approved swappers:

mini (Switzerland)
javede (Germany)
trillian (Finland)
shiitake (Finland)
militant pacifist (The Netherlands)
Violet218 (Scotland)
heysupqt (UK)
marabu (Austria)
boo (Portugal)
sophieangele (UK-England/Scotland)
lovely_gangster (Australia)
veludo (Portugal)
goldsheepbowl (England)
nirauan (England)
lilylola (UK)
HyakuYenKnitter (JAPAN)
Velvet Rose (Australia)
knit_north (Canada)
bhean (Canada)
littledevotional39 (UK)
gala_apples (Canada)
geeyouknit (USA)
Mojo (USA, New England)
jbender85 (USA, Chicago)
FrogPuddle (USA)
danabanana (USA, NYC)
GrimbleCrumble (USA, near NYC)
mclianne (USA, Kentucky)
iwriteplays (USA, LA)
sourrgrrapes (USA)
hollylynne (USA)
yarnisfun (USA)
cheshyre (USA)
stargazersewer (USA)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2007 11:00:20 AM by geeyouknit » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007 10:24:10 AM »

Send outs:

Sent
Recieved
Late with communication
Late w/o communication, contact geeyouknit or mini asap!

April 12th:
trillian ---> geeyouknit
mojo ---> trillian

April 13th:
mini --->  mojo
violet218 ---> mini
geeyouknit ---> violet218


April 14th:
militant pacifist ---> geeyouknit
FrogPuddle ---> militant pacifist
heysupqt ---> FrogPuddle
danabanana ---> heysupqt
mini ---> danabanana
GrimbleCrumble ---> mini

April 15th
marabu ---> GrimbleCrumble

April 16th
mclianne ---> marabu
boo ---> mclianne
knit_north ---> boo

April 18th
shiitake ---> knit_north
sourrgrrapes ---> shiitake
sophieangele ---> sourrgrrapes
mojo ---> sophieangele


April 19th
militant pacifist ---> mojo
iwriteplays ---> militant pacifist
lovely_gangster ---> iwriteplays
geeyouknit ---> lovely_gangster
javede ---> geeyouknit
sophieangele ---> javede

bhean ---> sophieangele
goldsheepbowl ---> bhean
bhean ---> goldsheepbowl

April 25th
nirauan ---> bhean
yarnisfun ---> nirauan  

April 26th
lovely_gangster ---> yarnisfun

April 27th
militant pacifist ---> lovely_gangster
mini ---> militant pacifist
hollylynne ---> mini
lillylola ---> hollylynne

mojo ---> lillylola

April 30th
knit_north ---> mojo
cheshyre ---> knit_north
javede ---> cheshyre

May 1st
knit_north ---> javede
Velvet Rose ---> knit_north

May 3rd
mclianne ---> Velvet Rose
gavagai ---> mclianne
geeyouknit ---> gavagai

May 5th
littledevotional39 ---> geeyouknit
sourrgrrapes ---> littledevotional39

May 7th
gala_apples ---> sourrgrrapes

May 10th
gavagai ---> gala_apples

May 12th
stargazesewer ---> gavagai

May 15th
bhean ---> stargazesewer
geeyouknit ---> bhean

Our gallery:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=163217.0
Post 'em when you got 'em!
« Last Edit: May 12, 2007 05:50:41 PM by geeyouknit » THIS ROCKS   Logged

mini
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007 11:42:13 AM »

Alright! Let's get the party started!! I'm in! Who's next?
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007 12:44:52 PM »

Yeah! I sent my info, can't wait!
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007 03:53:25 PM »

Okay, I suppose I'll get this started!

I, geeyouknit, being the organizer and approved, post my list of countries I would like to receive from.

I am from the US (I live in Amish country, so I can offer Amish made Apple and Pumpkin butter!).

1. Germanic countries - German language magazines (as I'm studying German), lebkuchen, candy, beads, marzipan, Oktoberfest anything, chocolate
2. Scandinavian or Nordic countries - Dumle candies!! mix-CDs (esp. hip hop, Scandinavian hip hop= amazing) , beads, Moomin anything, and I'm fascinated with Viking history, despite where loyalties may lie  Cheesy, so anything pertaining to that
3. France- vintage or vintage looking anything, old or new mags and books, candy
4. Singapore - fabric, craft books or magazines, candy, music
5. New Zealand - chocolate fish, Moro bars, paua shell buttons, photo postcards and tour books, beads
6. Asia - craft books/magazines, fabric, kitschy stationary, anything!
7. Any other than my own-- literally any, I am very open!

I'm a history major so I love anything related to history. I love anything kitschy as well, and am really into vintage or thrift tees/hats, etc (esp. with foreign writing!). I like reading fashion, craft, and feminist magazines. I also collect those touristy plates that have a countries name, etc. on them. Figurines, decorations, cheesy tourist items, or anything I can put in my house would be awesome. I love ALL other cultures.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007 12:21:12 PM »

I claim geeyouknit for Dumle candies, beads, cheesy tourist items and Moomin stuff (and maybe some Viking related stuff if I can find some)

I am from Finland and this is my first claim.

- US/Canada - copy/copies of BUST, Payday bars (or any other candy with peanuts in it), Koolaid (green, yellow&blue), knitting or crochet book/magazine, yarn
- Netherlands - candy, touristy stuff, knitting or crochet book/magazine, yarn, postcards, list of good to know phrases, Amsterdam info (going to study at Hogeschool van Amsterdam for a few months next year)
- Asia - tea, traditional things, Craft books (knitting and amigurumi), candy/food, stickers, touristy stuff, yarn
- Australia - candy/food, postcards, touristy stuff, knitting or crochet magazine, jerkey, yarn
- Russia - postcards, candy/food, easy to read book (trying to learn the language), knitting or crochet book/magazine, touristy stuff
- Any other than my own: yarn from your country that I can't get here (no novelty yarn please), postcards, Feminist magazines, touristy stuff, knitting or crochet book/magazine

I'm really into knitting, crochet and candy (you'd never have guessed, right?)
I don't know much about what makes different places really special, I would love it if you could show me about where you live, wherever that might be!
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007 12:36:01 PM »

I claim trillian for goodies from the USA!

I, Mojo, am approved and in the USA. 

This is hard for me because I don't know what specifically I'd like from any given country.  I'd be happy to receive anything unique to your country including:

candy/other edibles, craft magazines or supplies, unusual yarn, small toys and novelities, decorative paper/stationary, comic books/manga, t-shirt or other apparel unique to your country...

I'd love to receive from:
England/UK
France
Australia, New Zealand
China, Japan, Korea, India
Netherlands, Sweden
Russia
ANY country other than my own!

Thanks!
(check out my wist for ideas of the sorts of colors and styles I like.  PM me with any questions!)
« Last Edit: March 28, 2007 12:40:14 PM by Mojo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

mini
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007 03:03:47 AM »

I claim Mojo for things from France 
(I'm in Switzerland the cross roads of france (20mins away), italy & german/austria)

My list is very general so anyone should be able to claim! Smiley

From any country any of the following things that are traditional/represent your country: 
- Tourist souvenirs (new or retro)
- Fabrics, paper, ribbons, buttons, charms, etc from your country
- School supplies (retro & new)
- Old postcards
- mini things!
- Paper or metal tins product packaging that is old fashioned, pretty & traditional (retro/vintage prefered), rices bags: (No packaging that came from wet, oily or sticky sweet food, please, I think you can understand why)

Specific:
Germany: I would like East German soap or other products and packaging, can you make me something with an ampelmannchen?
UK: Ive seen & am a bit fascinated with this package of colemans Shepards pie seasoning... (Ok & if you are sending UK food can you send crunchies?)

Things Id rather not receive:
- No food or spices (except if specifically listed above)
- Candles
- Perfumes, scents

Thanks in advance!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007 07:17:49 AM »

Woohoo! Just been approved  Grin
I claim mini - I'm from Scotland, UK

This is as far as I've got with my list - I'll keep updating it though

I'm happy with any country except the UK;

USA / Canada specific items:
*Knitpicks Wool of the Andes random autumn shades balls [or part balls!]

From anywhere:
Knitty
metal/aluminium coloured knitting needles they dont have to be new, as long as they arent bent. Any size, dpns, straights, circs whatever.
*your local knitting mags or traditional patterns

Sewing
*buttons glass, art deco, wooden, luctite any colour/size whatever! Just not eighties [I remember it the 1st time!] or gold.

Baking
*cupcake stuff those funky cupcake holders I see in all the USA recipe books that I cant find here, pretty sugar decorations or coloured sugars, whatever.
*funky shapes cookie cutters, pref. Metal

And the rest .
*Sanrio, moomin stuff notepads, pencil cases, stickers, fabric, anything. Not Hello Kitty though. I love My melody and the Little Twin Stars

*Fabric with the lucky waving paw cat on it

*Touristy/local stuff: journal/notebook [can be handmade], anything that I can use to write lists n' stuff - I love lists!

*Touristy Local stuff - wee cuddly toys of the animal of your country [if you have one]

*T-Shirt or bag with something local written on it can be charity shop find just something funky like Japanese text, or local garage advertisement tee or something touristy from your area.

*sweeties are good - Unfortunately I have quite a strict diet due to migraines, so no dark and white choc [milk is fine], no monosodium glutumate, pref. no e-numbers, no orange ...

More later!
Elaine x
« Last Edit: March 29, 2007 08:42:37 AM by Violet218 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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