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Topic: Forest Friends Swap! (Sign up CLOSED! Mail by 4/4/05)  (Read 7116 times)
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olive + orange
« on: March 04, 2005 11:43:39 AM »

SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED!

Swap name: Forest Friends Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: olive + orange
Sign-up date range: 3/4/05 - 3/18/05
Date to send item by: 4/2/05 4/4/05

Limited to a certain number of people?: Nope!

Non-U.S. participants allowed?: Yes indeedy!

All ages allowed?: Of course.

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: You bet your bippy! I know who you are & shame on you!

Organizer has been a member for at least 1 month and will
make sure that every participant has been a member for
at least 1 month: Yes, I promise.

Details of swap:
 This swap is all about our friendly buddies in the forest. Everyone will pick two different (or you can double up on one friend) forest friends from the list below. I will try to pair you with someone who has one friend choice that is similar to yours. Then, everybody makes two, count 'em, two crafts that use their swap partners friends. These crafts can be anything. Stuffed animals, printed tees, jewelry, bags... anything you can think of. Make sense? Sound fun? Let's go!

List of friends-

OWL
DEER
RABBIT
FOX
FINCH
MOOSE
HEDGEHOG
SQUIRREL
BEAR
MOUSE




If you want to participate, information to send to olive + orange:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Forest friend choice 1
Forest friend choice 2
Do you have a digital camera?
Anything else you would like to add?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

HOORAY!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2005 01:45:30 PM by olive + orange » THIS ROCKS   Logged
princesakati
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2005 01:10:58 PM »

yay!!!!  this will be so fun!  Grin
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princesakati
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2005 02:11:17 PM »

and what about bears?  and chipmunks?
...I am WAY TOO into this swap!
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olive + orange
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2005 06:24:11 PM »

Bears! Oh my! Roll Eyes I added Bear to the list. I knew I was forgetting someone!

 I decided to go for squirrels instead of chipmunks. I figure they are so close & squirrels seem to be a bit more popular. Sorry chipmunks! Maybe next time.
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TabaRhodes
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2005 07:44:21 PM »

can't forget mice!!
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olive + orange
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2005 10:57:47 PM »

OK. I added Mouse. But that's it, people! I'm not adding anything else! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2005 04:56:16 PM »

I just sent you a message!!  I am sooooo excited.  I am already coming up with some nifty ideas!! 

grasshopper
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olive + orange
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2005 09:48:31 PM »

I'm really excited too! I keep thinking of ideas but then I realize that I don't know who my partner will be & what animals they will choose. Silly me!

So far we have 10 people, including me, signed up & it's only been 3 days! I hope lots & lots of people sign up!
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diablette
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2005 11:31:02 AM »

I'm currently taking part in my first swap (the Star Swap) and thought I'd wait to see how that turned out before signing up for more. But ahhhhh how can I resist this one!!!!!!  Especially if it means I can get cutey owl-y goodness out of the deal!  So count me in. Smiley  Hurray for forest friends!
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2005 08:38:22 PM »

Only two!
I think I could make all of them!!!!  Wink
OK maybe that would be alot of work!
This is going to be fun.
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olive + orange
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2005 04:36:17 PM »

I think I could make a lot more than two also. I guess we could say that you can make between two & four things.

So far we have 19 people signed up! Yay! I know there are a lot more craftsters out there who like forest animals & haven't signed up yet...
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Fonduie
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2005 05:38:03 PM »

Woo Hoo!
Count me in on this one!

Too fun!
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kellyfitz84
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2005 07:32:54 PM »

This is waaaaaay too good, I'm so excited!
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Dorkabrain
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2005 12:03:55 PM »

I'm in!
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sparrowdesigns
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2005 10:51:39 PM »

Awww I wanna be a part of this swap too, but I haven't been a member for a month   Cry
I knew I should've joined when I first found this site!
It'll be a month by mail-out time, do I pass?  Wink
Let me know, I have some awesome ideas for an Aussie twist on the list.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2005 08:00:26 AM »

The more I think about this swap, the more excited I get! I can't wait to start!  Grin
Owls and deer and rabbits, oh my!
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olive + orange
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2005 09:07:28 AM »

Hey, sparrowdesigns! Thanks for the intrest! Sorry that you can't participate. Sad But rules are rules, you know... If all goes well this time around, maybe I'll do another one when it's convenient for you!
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olive + orange
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2005 01:35:54 PM »

Only one week left to sign up!

So far we have 23 people!
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Lrschic
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2005 11:16:57 AM »

GAH! I can't resist it anymore!  I have to sign up! Roll Eyes
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sparrowdesigns
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2005 09:02:30 PM »

Cheers Olive & Orange - I'll be checking back in to see your results  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2005 10:37:15 PM »

I'm IN!!! Yippeee! first Swap!! Smiley and a very exciting one too! i can't wait! Cheesy
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olive + orange
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2005 11:29:59 AM »

Only today & tomorrow left to sign up!


Here's a list of the participants so far-

heroinechic
princesakati
djungleorm's friend
TabaRhodes
Brite_hart
AstroZombie
grasshopper
shortestkitty
SilverWing
silloh_77
diablette
ilovegenewilder
RachOfTheJungle
unsurel
julieko
KateyJN
daria
Fonduie
kellyfitz84
Moominvalley
Dorkabrain
IqJones
pibbgirl
gollygweez
Lrschic
carina
ThatFalafelGirl
thequeenjane
olive + orange
Blackdragonfly
brokenpencil
Laamissa


That's 32! Let's see if we can get it up to 40 by tonight!
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kellyfitz84
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2005 10:19:05 AM »

*sings*
Today we get our partners Smiley Yaaaaaay.
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olive + orange
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2005 11:52:30 AM »

Ok. Today is the last day to sign up!

So.... since there *might* be people signing up tonight... I'll have to give everyone their partners tomorrow. I'm sorry! I know I've been saying the 18th but then if people sign up tonight & they don't match it could be yucky. So, kellyfitz84, do you think you could sing through tonight?

I'm also going to extend the send out date to Monday the 4th. Because really, who can get out of bed early enough to go to the P.O. on Saturday?
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olive + orange
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2005 11:56:58 AM »

OK! Here's the list of swap partners.

Blackdragonfly <-> SilverWing
heroinechic <-> ThatFalafelGirl
ilovegenewilder <-> princesakati
Laamissa <-> gollygweez
IqJones <-> djungleorm's friend
pibbgirl <-> kellyfitz84
RachOfTheJungle <-> daria
julieko <-> TabaRhodes
carina <-> Brite_hart
unsurel <-> Mooninvalley
AstroZombie <-> diablette
KateyJN <-> olive + orange
grasshopper <-> thequeenjane

Fonduie -> Dorkabrain
Dorkabrain -> shortestkitty
shortestkitty -> Fonduie

silloh_77 -> brokenpencil
brokenpencil -> Lrschic
Lrschic -> silloh_77
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olive + orange
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2005 09:00:35 PM »

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm having computer problems. It's so bad that I might have to get a new one. Cry

 So if you have a question & I don't respond right away (I'm usually speedy. I swear!) I promise I will get back to you. It might take a day or so but I'll do it!
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olive + orange
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2005 03:21:33 PM »

Just so everybody's clear, you need to make two items (at least! but don't go crazy!) for your partner. One of each animal. Then you will be sending them both to your partner. Here's an example-

Susie likes mice & rabbits.
Lou Lou likes fox & owls.

Susie makes a fox stuffed animal & a bag with an embroidered owl on it for Lou Lou.
Lou Lou makes a knitted computer mouse cozy that looks like a mouse & a skirt with a rabbit stencil for Susie.

Susie gets her mouse cozy & skirt, brings them to work & gets a raise because she is so cool.
Lou Lou gets her fox stuffed animal & owl bag, brings them to a friends house & they throw her a party because she is so great.


(For those of you who are in the groups of 3, PM me if you are confused about how your personal swap works.)
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Lrschic
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2005 07:45:20 PM »

Susie and Lou Lou sound awesome!  Wink
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olive + orange
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2005 03:43:22 PM »

How is everyone doing? Any troubles?

Only one week left for crafty madness! (I'd better get to work!)

For those of you who are ready to send your stuff out, please, oh please don't forget to PM me with your Delivery Confirmation number. Failure to do so may result in being put on the Suspended Swappers list! Yikes!

I have started a gallery thread for us. When you recieve your new friends, please post pictures of them here.
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olive + orange
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2005 12:34:40 PM »

Here's a lovely color coded swap status list.

Red means this person has neither sent nor received
Blue means this person has only sent
Green means this person has only received
Black means this person has sent & received


heroinechic
princesakati
djungleorm's friend
TabaRhodes
Brite_hart
AstroZombie
grasshopper
shortestkitty
SilverWing
silloh_77
diablette
ilovegenewilder
RachOfTheJungle
unsurel
julieko
KateyJN
daria
Fonduie
kellyfitz84
Moominvalley
Dorkabrain
IqJones
pibbgirl
gollygweez
Lrschic
carina
ThatFalafelGirl
thequeenjane
olive + orange
Blackdragonfly
brokenpencil
Laamissa
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brokenpencil
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2005 03:36:31 PM »

Would anyone have any idea how much it would cost to send something in a bubble wrapped 10.5" x 15. something rather "?
I'm just curious..

Is it by weight or size?
(In Canadian dollars?)
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olive + orange
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2005 04:56:11 PM »

I think both weight & size matter (um... Roll Eyes) but the weight might matter more.

I'm not in Canada but I went to the Canada Post site. I kinda tried to check how much it would cost you to send something but I don't know if it was right. Here's a link to where I tried it-

http://www.canadapost.ca/personal/rates/default-e.asp

When I typed in your post code, U.S. state & the dimensions you gave, it said you would be spending something like 46.68 but that doesn't seem right to me.
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brokenpencil
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2005 07:12:47 PM »

Ou thanks for the link.
I checked it out.. ha, it would NEVER cost that much ($46.68)

It's around $4-5 which is not too bad.

GOOD NEWS.
I finished my crafts and they are ready to send except I just gotta wait until Monday because that's when the Post Office is open again Cheesy
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Dorkabrain
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2005 07:02:46 AM »

I was going to send my stuff yesterday, but after having to walk up ten flights of stairs with it all in hand because the elevators at my husband's work were broken, I put apple juice in the bag I made which had all the stuff in it as well and the stupid thing leaked. SO I'm going to try and clean it all and send it on Monday.
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olive + orange
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2005 01:33:17 PM »

TODAY IS THE DAY!

Everyone's packages MUST be in the mail today! It's very important that we are all on time with our shipping. If there is some sort of problem & you cannot ship today, you must PM me to let me know when you will be able to ship your friends.

Please remember to PM me when you have sent your package even if you don't have to get a DC #!!
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olive + orange
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2005 11:49:11 AM »

I still haven't heard from 8 people! I'm going to PM those people today to see what the deal is.

 Come on guys! Let's make this a good swap where everyone does what they said they would do.
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kellyfitz84
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2005 11:44:54 AM »

YAY! I got my packaged today from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=18152pibbgirl and oh my god!!! It's my first swap ever, so I learned a lil, but holy god, I got the coolest purse EVER!
I have to post pics, I was so excited when I got it Cheesy
Thanks pibbgirl (and daaaaaaamn can you sew)
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pibbgirl
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2005 12:00:22 PM »

I am so glad you like it!!  I hope it wasn't too wrinkled...I didn't have a very good box to package it in so it was kinda smooshed in there.
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Fonduie
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2005 06:11:40 PM »

I still haven't heard from 8 people! I'm going to PM those people today to see what the deal is.

 Come on guys! Let's make this a good swap where everyone does what they said they would do.

I'm one of the dirty stinkers who is late. Tongue 
Sorry, sorry, sorry!  Embarrassed
I'm sending out the one item I have finished and I hereby PROMISE before all ye craftster folk that I will follow through on the second item!  Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2005 12:02:43 PM »

I got my package today and I LOVE everything!  Thank you so much!  I'm gonna' take pics as soon as I get a chance, but I wanted to let you know I got it.  *hugs*
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brokenpencil
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2005 12:21:50 PM »

Yay I got my package today, it was pretty exciting. Haha!

But here's what I got :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/qisland/IMG_2155.jpg
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olive + orange
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2005 12:37:32 PM »

Yippee!

I'm so glad that everyone's getting their new friends!!

If you or your partner are not in the U.S., please remember to PM me when you get your items! I want to make sure that everyone gets their fun new stuff!
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olive + orange
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2005 12:43:58 PM »

Oops!

I forgot to say-

Check out the swap gallery & don't forget to show off what you got!!
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Fonduie
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2005 05:18:07 PM »

I still haven't heard from 8 people! I'm going to PM those people today to see what the deal is.

 Come on guys! Let's make this a good swap where everyone does what they said they would do.

I'm one of the dirty stinkers who is late. Tongue 
Sorry, sorry, sorry!  Embarrassed
I'm sending out the one item I have finished and I hereby PROMISE before all ye craftster folk that I will follow through on the second item!  Cheesy


I sent out some earrings already and I just wanted to update on my other items that are in the works!

They're a-comin' dorkabrain!
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