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Topic: FOC Raffle Swap - Theme Ideas for the Next Rounds??  (Read 16952 times)
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« on: May 28, 2008 08:09:43 AM »

Hi there!  Just started a VERY promising first round of the Friends Of Craftster Raffle Swap and am DEFINITELY looking to do a Round 2 within about 3-4 weeks after this first round is over.  I will have no issues organizing it either Smiley  I think I will make this swap my 'baby' and look after it and nurture it as if it were my own.  LOL!

Anyways....I thought I would start a FOC Raffle Swap Theme Ideas thread and see what great ideas all you FOC have for the next rounds!  I WILL give credit to the FOC that thought of it...and you WILL get mad props from me to you in the swap guidelines and throughout that round's thread  Kiss

My own ideas I was throwing around are:

~ Housewares theme - anything to use in the home, such as sewing machine covers, kitchen appliance covers, snazzy bulletin boards, coaster and placemat sets, sets of mug cozies....you get the idea  Cheesy

~ Totebag/Market bag theme - this would be a LARGE item swap, as totes do take some time, materials, and money to make.  Something to take to the fleamarket, grocery store, or even to the beach!

~ All Jewelry, All the Time theme - ANY style of jewelry you know how to do; hemp, resin, polymer clay, beaded, even crochet choker necklaces (see my wist, see me LUSTING after a crocheted choker!!  LOL!)

I love all of my ideas, and I KNOW I will love yours too Smiley  So, watcha thinkin'?
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 08:34:31 AM »

I love that this is going to be ongoing, and I love the housewares and market bag ideas.

I'd probably stay out of the jewelry themed one, just because I don't wear any of the stuff (and therefore don't know how to make any of it either).

But I'd love to also see some "concept" theme swaps-- like music, or love.  And perhaps a color theme-- blue, or black and white or something like that.  And it would also be super-fun to have some holiday swaps-- like Halloween or Thanksgiving.

Just my 2 cents.  Take it for what its worth (which is probably less than 2 cents!).
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 10:02:35 AM »

I, too, would stay out of a jewelry themed one as I am fairly sensitive to what metals I can wear.

I think a color theme would be fun and I'd like to see a holiday theme for Christmas.  Thanksgiving would be hard as it's not celebrated the same time in all countries.  And along that line, I'd be very sad to see this swap go to US only!!

At this point I can't think of any other themes but I'll think on it.  I'm going to be interested to see if interest keeps up if it goes to themes rather than just 'make your best item'.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008 10:41:21 AM »

what about a relaxation/pamper theme?

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 11:52:43 AM »

Great ideas so far, everyone!

Homerof2 - I think I may do ONE US ONLY round, just for those that may really like the raffle idea, but who are unable (due to cost or other reasons) to ship internationally.  I may do that as a jewelry swap, as it would be small and inexpensive even to ship throughout the US.

I totally spaced on color themed swaps.  I love combos of colors like black red and white, aqua teal and turquoise blues, pink black and white, or a single uniform color like purple, red, or teal.

I think I definitely could get into a holiday themed raffle.  Maybe one for Christmas, as if prizes won could not be used by the person that wins them they can be given as gifts.  I think there may be too much going on for Halloween, I know I will be busy doing a haunted house at one of my friend's houses, so I may opt to do the small US only swap around that time.

Hmmmm....relaxation....can you elaborate a little more on what types of things that could be made for that?  The only things I can think of are face/eye masks and lotions and soaps  Huh  Havin' a blockage on that one...

Keep 'em coming!
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 02:15:12 PM »

I'm still thinking of ideas of my own, but I have some suggestions for the relaxation theme. Along with masks, lotions, and soaps... you could also do washcloths/puffs, bubble bath, bath salts or bombs, lip balm, calming room/linen spray, maybe a sleep mask, and um relaxing edibles? Cheesy Tongue Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008 07:06:55 PM »

Yeah, there you go!  I had a brain blockage, could not think of anything other than masks, lotion and soap  Tongue  Der...

I don't know how to make any of that stuff though Sad  Argh...I may just have to organize and not participate if that were the chosen theme.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008 10:41:32 PM »

I love the color and holiday theme ideas! <3 Grin Some other ideas I had were like animal themes, a celestial/outer space theme might be cool. Or maybe a book kind of theme? Like things with book quotes or pics of books maybe. I'm also all for the purse or tote theme! Can't have too many of those. X3 Another thing I thought of was seasonal themes. Like a fall theme, or winter theme. I unno, that's all I got right now. My brain went to bed on me a couple hours ago. lol I'll try to think of more later. ^^
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008 09:29:59 AM »

owls seem popular and lots of ideas and tutorials out there to make different owl things.

recycle seems popular. Could do the recycled tote theme. Could be crocheted from plastic bags, fused plastic bags, sheets, curtains, anything reusable without buying new fabric. And simple with maybe one pocket on inside and/or outside. They have lots of tuts on here for that too. And would be rather low cost.

I would like a US only round because I can't afford too much int'l shipping. But I wouldn't like the jewelry round. Seems you would want to do jewelry int'l since that prob wouldn't be so much to ship overseas.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008 05:04:34 PM »

Some theme ideas: items inspired by season, autumn, winter, spring, summer; spa/bath (which kind of goes with relaxation); pincushion (everyone needs pincushions-knitter, crocheter, embroidery, beading, sewers, etc.); maybe a retro or particular decade (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's) inspired round

And I always love -- animals, monsters, robots, trees, coffee/tea, birds, cupcakes, fairies/gnomes, mythical creatures, nature inspired items

I love the other ideas as well: bags, relaxation, jewelry, holidays, eco-friendly/recycle, particular color or color combos

Really I don't think you could go wrong.  (Of course your not going to please all of the people all of the time.)  I just love the mystery and one item aspect of this swap idea.

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