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Topic: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- PICS BY 5/2, SEND 5/5  (Read 26903 times)
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« on: March 08, 2009 11:33:35 PM »

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Swap name: Handmade Bird Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: dragonmama
Sign-up date range:  3/9-25
Partners received: 3/26
Pictures sent by: 5/2
Date to send item by: 5/5


Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302392

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Always
All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 18)

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 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES


Details of Swap:



It's all about birds!
This swap was greatly inspired by Creative Kismet. Thank you!

Like the originator of this idea, I love the idea of collecting handcrafted birds to display around my house. My ideal solution for this is to have all sorts of birds from all sorts of places in all sorts of mediums. This gives each person all the room they need to be CREATIVE! Cheesy

This swap will be a group swap with handmade birds, in any medium (paper, felt, glass, ANYTHING!), traded among friends. Each bird should be roughly the size of the palm of your hand (roughly 4x6) and can be two- or three-dimensional.

The group aspect comes in because we will be split into groups and you will make ONE BIRD for EVERY PERSON in your group. So if you have 5 people in your group, you will make and send 5 birds by the send date.

You may choose to send to ONE group of 5 people or to TWO groups (10 birds total). Please specify in the questionnaire.

This IS an international swap so please bear that in mind when crafting your birds as you probably don't want to make them solid steel or anything. Wink

Before sending, please take a picture of your birds and email it to the organizer (handmadebirds@gmail.com) to confirm that you are ready to send. Only when ALL members of YOUR group have done so should you send the birds out.

Rules:

Please put "HANDMADE BIRDS" in the title of all pms.

ETA: This swap may entail you sending a bird or two internationally. If you cannot send internationally even a few ounces, please do not sign up for this swap. Thank you!

IMPORTANT: Do not send your birds until everyone in your group is "green-lighted". All participants must check in at least once a week, by pm or by posting in this thread.

If your partner is within the US, you MUST get a DC and pm it to the organizer and your partner.

NOTE: Feedback will ONLY be given after you send, receive, and post pictures of what you received. If you do not have a camera, please make arrangements with your partner so they can take pictures before they send.

To participate, and to indicate you've read the rules, pm the questionnaire and put the word RADIO somewhere in the message.

To be approved, the questionnaire must be completely filled out (unless you don't have any wists/websites, of course).


Questionnaire

Name of Swap: Handmade Bird Swap
Username:
Email address:
Real Name:
Address, including Country:
Would you be willing to angel, if necessary?:
Please confirm that you are over 13:
If under 18, please state your age:
Allergens in your home:
Allergies you have:

Do you understand that this swap may require you to send internationally? (At least it's just a bird!):

Would you like to swap with 5 people, or 10?

Would you like to receive birds tailored to you, or would you like to experience the creativity of your partners and have them send whatever beautiful thing they send you?

Favorite bird/s:
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Specific motifs or design styles that you like (i.e. modern, Victorian, Japanese, etc.):
Is there anything you would NOT like to receive?

Do you have a wist or website that you would like to show your partner? Please list the links here:

Anything else you would like your partner to know?

What's the password? (See Rules)



If you have any questions, please pm the organizer, and/or consult the following links.
FAQ on Swapping: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.0
Information for swappers: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009 11:34:50 PM »

Ideas
Flickr, handmade bird: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=handmade%20bird&w=all


Patterns and Projects
Spool Bird Mobile: http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/birdpattern1-1.pdf (PDF)
Knitted Mobile: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring09/PATTflock.php
Nesting Bird Doll: http://mollychicken.blogs.com/my_weblog/2007/04/easter_birdy_tu.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009 11:35:17 PM »

Approved Participants:
1. Foxlet - 5
2. Avesthal - 10
3. Catrinau - 10
4. Rainbow_Storms - 5
5. stargardener - 5
6. atouchofyou - 5 Welcome First Time Swapper!
7. Jeane - 5
8. jrain - 5
9. Schnerby - 5
10. rackycoo - 5
11. goatgoddess - 5
12. amaryllisroze - 5
13. lukenlarry - 5
14. KungPow - 5
15. SarahBlais - 5
16. crafty gurll - 5
17. Colorfuldayz - 5
18. Babbetto - 5
19. mangomerle - 5
20. purlgurlknits - 5 Welcome First Time Swapper!
21. Vanyel - 5 Welcome First Time Swapper!
22. Ma Rut - 5
23. OhThat - 10

Groups:

Catrinau --> Foxlet Avesthel OhThat Rainbow_Storms goatgoddess amaryllisroze Vanyel Ma Rut purlgurlknits Babbetto
Avesthel --> Catrinau Rainbow_Storms Jeane jrain rackycoo amaryllisroze SarahBlais Ma Rut Foxlet purlgurlknits   
OhThat --> Catrinau Avesthel stargardener jrain Colorfuldayz Vanyel Ma Rut purlgurlknits Babbetto crafty gurll
Rainbow_Storms --> Catrinau Avesthel OhThat rackycoo lukenlarry
stargardener --> Catrinau atouchofyou jrain KungPow SarahBlais
atouchofyou --> Catrinau OhThat stargardener rackycoo KungPow
Jeane --> Catrinau Avesthel jrain lukenlarry amaryllisroze
jrain --> Catrinau OhThat atouchofyou amaryllisroze Colorfuldayz
Schnerby --> Catrinau Avesthel Rainbow_Storms Jeane KungPow
rackycoo --> Catrinau OhThat stargardener Schnerby SarahBlais
goatgoddess --> Catrinau Avesthel atouchofyou jrain mangomerle
lukenlarry --> Rainbow_Storms rackycoo KungPow purlgurlknits crafty gurll
amaryllisroze --> OhThat Jeane Schnerby Colorfuldayz purlgurlknits 
KungPow --> OhThat atouchofyou goatgoddess Vanyel Ma Rut
SarahBlais --> stargardener Jeane rackycoo mangomerle Foxlet
Colorfuldayz --> Avesthel Jeane lukenlarry Vanyel Ma Rut
mangomerle --> OhThat stargardener Schnerby amaryllisroze Babbetto
Vanyel --> Avesthel OhThat atouchofyou goatgoddess KungPow
Ma Rut --> Rainbow_Storms Schnerby mangomerle crafty gurll Vanyel Babbetto
Foxlet --> Avesthel lukenlarry SarahBlais Colorfuldayz  crafty gurll
purlgurlknits --> OhThat goatgoddess SarahBlais Foxlet crafty gurll
Babbetto --> Schnerby lukenlarry Colorfuldayz mangomerle crafty gurll
crafty gurll --> Avesthel goatgoddess KungPow mangomerle Foxlet Babbetto

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009 01:17:03 AM »

Ooo! I love birds!

I joined 2/22. Does that mean if I sign up at the last minute I can join? Or do I only count as a member for a month as of 3/23?

Also, I am entirely new to swaps. What does "DC" mean?
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009 05:12:33 AM »

Ooo! I love birds!

I joined 2/22. Does that mean if I sign up at the last minute I can join? Or do I only count as a member for a month as of 3/23?

Also, I am entirely new to swaps. What does "DC" mean?

I am not the organizer, just a fellow lover of birds Smiley but once you've hit your month mark, you'll be eligible for swaps and many organizers make a note of your membership sign up date and just add you to the swap particpants after your month anniversary.

DC#s are delivery confirmation numbers you can get from the unites states post office that allows you to track your package, this just verifies for your organizer that you did send out your package and if something happens where it doenst get to your parnter, you can track the package and figure out what happened to it.  You can buy these for $0.65 at the post office of you can use usps.com and you can get your DC# for free there.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009 11:55:41 AM »

Ok let me get this straight...
I make 5 birdies and send them

5 of the same birds?

and I get 5 different birds sent to me?
I like birdies. 

The other day my daughter and I were driving home and she was telling the birds (flying in the air) that she loves them and that she was going home to have dinner.  too cute!
Also there is a farm near my home that has peacocks and we were talking about dinner and I asked her what peacocks eat for dinner and she said "Steak"

She cracks me up!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009 02:50:04 PM »

Ok let me get this straight...
I make 5 birdies and send them

5 of the same birds?

and I get 5 different birds sent to me?
I like birdies. 

The other day my daughter and I were driving home and she was telling the birds (flying in the air) that she loves them and that she was going home to have dinner.  too cute!
Also there is a farm near my home that has peacocks and we were talking about dinner and I asked her what peacocks eat for dinner and she said "Steak"

She cracks me up!!!


You could make 5 of the same bird, or 5 different ones, or 5 different mediums, it's up to you! (and your partner's preferences, if it works out that way)

You will then send ONE to EACH of your partners. And keep one for your self!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009 06:50:02 PM »

Ooo... I love birds!  I am thinking about this swap.  I only have one slot open right now and I've reserved that for a different swap.  If I get feedback in time on another swap I'll probably join.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009 07:35:28 AM »

I sent my info in!  I love birds and would love to have them all over my house! Smiley  Well ... except Ravens & Crows ... they just scare the crap outta me. LOL
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009 07:39:27 AM »

I sent my info in!  I love birds and would love to have them all over my house! Smiley  Well ... except Ravens & Crows ... they just scare the crap outta me. LOL

LOL I'll make sure you don't have to craft for odd_artist then Wink
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