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« on: March 21, 2009 02:25:47 PM »

This would be somewhat similar to the meet my hometown swap. Basically, you would commemorate your walk down mainstreet with a few photos and use your experience for inspiration for a craft.

For instance today I took my kids downtown as our sort of spring break activity. We went to worlds window, where they sell freetrade handcrafted items from around the world. We bought music instruments, we could craft something music related; a piece of artwork, a cd case, etc. Then we went to Cup of Joes, a retro coffee shop. This could inspire something retro or a coffee cozy. We stopped at the yarn shop and watched them wind my new baby alpaca yarn. This one is kind of obvious, as well as the bead shop.

Perhaps your main street isn't all crafty shops, maybe you can pick your inspiration from the oak trees lining the street, a library inspires something book related, a rock inspires an earthy craft, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009 11:54:07 AM »

This sounds like it could result in some really cool stuff.
I'd have to be really creative though, unless my partner wanted football memorabilia, Chinese food, and beer.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009 12:08:31 PM »

ha ditto for me, i live in a college town!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009 08:19:26 PM »

chinese food- takeout box purses, chinese symbol artwork/journal/cards, chopstick hairsticks

football- stadium blanket, felt food, t-shirts, face paint kit, bbq/tailgating accessories(apron, mits, platters)

beer- coasters, coasters into books, beer mugs, beer bottle candles

it is all your interpretation of your experience.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009 08:54:38 PM »

this is a really neat idea, just my town is so small, in the whole town we only have
a bank
a school (about 50 kids)
A LCBO-liquer store
a kwick way
and a ski-doo shop

we did have other stores but business dosn't seem to be the greatest in the town.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009 12:39:57 AM »

This is a great idea. But I live in Los Angeles....picking a street would be so hard to choose!
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009 05:22:38 AM »

I love this idea! My highstreet has lots of little independent shops, millions of craft shops, lovely little tea shops, between the buildings you can see the estuary/sea and the docks, theres a beautiful church midway. I can already think of lots of ideas.

When would you be thinking of doing this?  I keep liking ideas but theyre at bad times! Send outs in late May onwards would be best for me but I appreciate thats a long time away Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009 08:09:03 AM »

sounds like a really fun idea!
I live in Jerusalem which can be a very inspiring city Grin
I think this swap could be great!
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009 08:08:04 PM »

I was thinking maybe during summer break. Not that I get any time off this year. Maybe send outs late June? I have never organized before, so if anyone else is interested they are welcome to run with it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009 01:05:53 AM »

That would be a perfect time to walk around a home town/city. I can't wait for when it gets warm.
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