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Topic: Your partner is your Guinea Pig/ Low Pressure Try A New Craft Swap?  (Read 1795 times)
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« on: July 11, 2007 12:50:22 AM »

I have no idea if this has been done before, I would think so but I am terrible at finding anything via search. The idea is that your partner is your guinea pig, so you craft something you have haven't done before but  always wanted to try and never quite got around to. I think it would be great to try a new craft genre...ie, instead of just trying a new crochet pattern if you are a crocheter, you try something with polymer clay or something else totally different you've never tried.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007 06:58:09 PM »

Great idea!  I'm down.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007 02:18:06 AM »

Wow, I am sure the gallery will be extra-interesting. Imagine, a whole thread full of "first time I've tried this" projects - I love it! I'm in.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007 05:40:12 AM »

this sounds like a great idea, but you confused me slightly with your subject - i thought this was a actualy guinea pig swap, as in the pet! lol  Cheesy But anyway, i really like the idea. I always end up trying at least one new thing in each swap, im sure most people are the same
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007 10:41:24 PM »

this sounds like a great idea, but you confused me slightly with your subject - i thought this was a actualy guinea pig swap, as in the pet! lol 

Ack, you're right! I stole the title from a soap swap I did, where we all tried out new soap recipes/ideas. Also, I was thinking, to lessen pressure, people could be matched up with others that were trying to same thing. So, if I was trying beaded jewelry for the first time, I could be paired with someone else who wanted to try it, so we would both be at the same level and maybe help each other along, and there wouldn't be the fear that we would be sending to the goddess of beaded jewelry.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007 12:06:36 PM »

This is a neat idea!
I'm so scared to try anything new usually....
this might give me the nerve!
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007 03:08:50 PM »

I'm game!
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007 04:23:53 PM »

Darn, I read this as my SO would be the "guinea pig" for this swap and was interested to see what crafty thing I could use him as a guinea pig for Smiley
I'd be in, but could we have a "mentor partner" - someone we could PM with questions and then send a little treat to in thanks? So like, I would make soap or a screen printed t (eek!) for my partner and then make a little cross stitched bookmark for my "mentor partner" - or would that be way too complicated?
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007 09:57:40 PM »

Darn, I read this as my SO would be the "guinea pig" for this swap and was interested to see what crafty thing I could use him as a guinea pig for Smiley
I'd be in, but could we have a "mentor partner" - someone we could PM with questions and then send a little treat to in thanks? So like, I would make soap or a screen printed t (eek!) for my partner and then make a little cross stitched bookmark for my "mentor partner" - or would that be way too complicated?

HAHA, I guess my wording is still confusing in the title!  The mentor idea would be great! That could be part of the questionaire, to see what kinds of things people would want to learn and what kinds they could mentor.
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007 06:07:00 PM »

This would be soooo cool.

I always want to try new things, but I'm afraid that they won't be good enough to give to people. But in this swap, I wouldn't be expected to be amazing.

I'm in.
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