Swap name: Farmerís Market Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: oneredboot
Sign-up date range: 03/07/08 Ė 03/21/08 ; partners 03/22/08
Date to send package by: 04/19/08
Limited to a certain number of people? NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? NO (but if you are under 18, please be sure you have permission from your elders and easy access to a post office and digital camera)
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: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES Details of swap:
Thereís nothing like rolling out of bed on a Saturday morning, grabbing a cup of coffee, and heading to the local Farmerís Market. Since growing season is just beginning and Farmerís Markets everywhere are just starting to open for the year, letís celebrate our local Farmerís Markets!
Maybe youíre a gardener who appreciates the variety of local produce, or maybe (like me) youíve have been inspired by Barbara Kingsolverís new book ďAnimal, Vegetable, MiracleĒ (which recounts her familyís year of eating locally), or maybe you just love to cook with all of the amazing fresh veggies you can find at the market!
Letís swap crafted things that make shopping at the Farmerís Market easier, eco-friendlier, more inspired, and more stylish!
This is a low-stress swap! We will be making one medium and two small items.
The medium item and one of your small items should be crafted, but one small item can be purchased or thrifted if you and your partner agree.
According to Craftster, medium and small items are equivalent to the following:
MEDIUM = 2 to 3 hours, $10-$30 (a set of notecards, a scarf, a simple bag)
SMALL = less than 2 hours, less than $10 (earrings, a wallet, a bookmark)
These size guidelines are very subjective, so, as always, work with your partner to decide how much to send. Be sure to agree on the amount of time, money, and effort you want to spend for this swap.
Below are some thoughts for Farmerís Market-related crafted items. As ideas are mentioned in this thread, Iíll update the list.
Reusable market bags:
or sewn (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=223445.0
or embroidered bags
or bags for people who bike to the farmerís market
Muslin produce bags
Warm hats or legwarmers for keeping warm at the market in the colder months, or sun hats for keeping cool in the summer
Fingerless gloves for choosing produce on cold mornings
Stenciled Ts with slogans like ďeat localĒ or ďsupport our farmersĒ or "no farmers, no food"
Embroidered patches: veggies, ďeat local,Ē etc.
Ways of carrying change / market money: change purse, small wallet, altered art tin
Altered art tin for keeping market money, seeds, etc.
DIY herb garden or veggie garden seed packets
Cooking or gardening journal, or a journal for keeping favorite recipes
Your favorite recipes for fresh produce and local eating (remember that itís illegal to Xerox copyrighted material, so use recipes that you have concocted yourself or have substantially changed)
Books (used is fine as long as they are in nice condition) on small-scale gardening, cooking with fresh veggies, or living a farmerís market-friendly lifestyle
Anything that celebrates or supports our Farmerís Markets!
Throughout the swap, you will be expected to:
* Keep in regular contact with your partner
* PM me and your partner when you send and when you receive.
If you are sending within your own country, you must have a DC# (delivery confirmation number). Include the DC in your ďpackage sentĒ PM to me and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country and cannot get a tracking number, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping.
* When you receive, post photographs in the gallery
Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide
for other details about participating in a swap.
Please note that you may not be able to participate in this swap if your swap profile includes:
* ANY negative feedback comments
* poor communication in past swaps
* sending late in past swaps If you want to participate, please PM me (oneredboot) with your questionnaire rather than posting it here. THANKS!
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Farmerís Market Swap
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
If YES, you MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks. Are you willing?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (YES/NO)
URL for your wists:
URL for your blog (if youíve got one):
Whatís the name of your local Farmerís Market?
What do you like best about your Farmerís Market?
Are you vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, macrobiotic, raw, etc.?
What do you like to cook?
What are your favorite veggies? Fruits?
Anything fruits or veggies you donít like?
Do you garden? If so, what kind of gardening do you like?
What crafts do you do?
What kinds of things would you most like to make for this swap?
What kinds of things would you most like to receive in this swap?
Would you prefer to receive items to use during the colder or warmer Farmerís Market months?
Relevant sizes for the things youíd like to receive?
Favorite / least favorite colors?
Anything you do NOT want to receive? (i.e, Do you have too many shopping bags already??)
Do you have a digital camera or access to a digital camera? Can you post pictures?
Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Any other information youíd like your partner to know? Allergies, strong preferences, a little about you?
LIST OF APPROVED SWAPPERS:
6. Ma Rut
26. AngelBearMom GALLERY
A < > B [A and B send to each other]
Teeisme < > santacruzsugar
maiziemama > > girlosun_9
myklia < > anastrophe
amymisha < > ladybugger
Ma Rut < > camelama
auntiem < > cheebs
Thunderchild < > blitz
panul < > dealupa
oneredboot < > PetitMer
mountaingrrl < > mimiw
thatcraftyrabbit < > catpants
annacharlotte < > superhooker
ritapizza < > AngelBearMom