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The Important Info

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 4 (Summer 2009)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: goodtimegirl
Co-Organizer #2: MareMare
Co-Organizer #3: Craftastrophe
Co-Organizer #4: MissDisney


THE GALLERY!


Signups: Monday, May 18th -- Friday, June 5th at 11pm Pacific Standard Time
Package 1: July 3rd
Package 2: August 7th
Package 3: September 25th

Participant Max: 100
This is an International Swap
Age Restriction: 13+

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Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO



Previous Rounds

MAF Round 1:
January - April 2008
Original Thread
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MAF Round 2:
May - September 2008
Original Thread
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MAF Round 3:
November 2008 - March 2009
Original Thread
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The Rules of The Swap

1. If you have never been in a swap before you may NOT join this swap! This swap requires a lot of time and effort, therefore I do not think it would be a good idea for a swap newbie. Dont worry, odds are I will be doing a Round 5.
2. Like in previous rounds, you will be assigned an Organizer. Once you are assigned to your organizer, you will be in that organizers group. You must check in with that organizer, NOT ME. You must ONLY check in with me if you have a problem with your organizer. Otherwise, all questions, comments, problems, etc. should be directed to the organizer of your group.
3. If you were in a previous and were dropped, only sent the 1st package and were dropped, or flaked You may not join this round. I have a list, so do not try to sign up if you know you were dropped last time. If you received negative feedback and want to make up for it, PM me and we will discuss it.
4. Once Signups end, you will have one week to be cleanly dropped from the swap. However, in order to be dropped you must have your partners approval and must have a valid reason for wanting to drop.
5. After the one week deadline, you may not be dropped from the swap unless it is for an extreme emergency! I will no longer be giving out positive feedback for only sending 1 or 2 of the 3 packages unless you have AN EMERGENCY! By emergency I mean a death in the family or an illness.
6. If your partner goes missing, doesnt respond to your messages, and/or hasnt sent any messages to you, do not wait til the last minute to let someone know. If your partner has not messaged you in over a week and you have no idea why, let your organizer know IMMEDIATELY! If you wait til package 2 to let them know your partner has sent you one pm in the past two months, we may not take you seriously.
7. PLEASE remember that this is an international swap. If you say that you can ship outside the country, consider it a binding contract. You may or may not get a partner overseas but do not say Yes without thinking it through! Sending from the United States to Australia can cost upwards of 50 USD unless its a tiny envelope. Although even sending a padded envelope may cost you at least $20. Please take that into consideration.
8. If you decide to split each of the three packages into 4 smaller packages to send your partner a package every week, You will need to provide DCNs for each and every package you send along with a photo of what you are sending in order for your organizer to make sure you are sending the required number of items for that package.
9. For this round, I am requiring that you have a third form of communication besides your primary email address and craftster.
Acceptable forms of communication: an instant messaging screen name, a secondary email address, ravelry, myspace, or facebook.
Notes: The questionnaire will have a space where you can tell your partner what is your preferred form of communication.
You must also have a valid e-mail address. The first round of check-ins will be done via e-mail.
10. In this swap, you are allowed to partner yourselves, but you must let me know before sign ups end. If you do not have a partner by the end of signups, your organizer will assign you a partner.
11.If you are 3 or more weeks late sending your final package, you will receive temporary negative feedback. It will be reversed when you send.
12.If you are 6 weeks late sending your final package, you will receive permanent negative feedback. If you are having trouble sending your final package, communicate with your organizer and your partner right away to see if something can be worked out.
*NEW*13. Even though this is already in Craftster's Swapping Guide I would like to reiterate that ALL PACKAGES MUST HAVE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION! If you are sending overseas, you still must use some form of tracking available for your package. You must also give your group organizer the delivery confirmation (or tracking) number for each package you send.


The Packages

Package #1
This package will be a scavanger hunt. Choose a minimum of 10 of the following 25 items listed below. Each item you pick should reflect you in some way, not your partner. This is equivalent to the "Favorite" items in the previous rounds. Please note that each item must be equal to a small. A small = $3 cost or 1 hour craft. You can always go larger if you wish but that is entirely up to you.
1. Something with your favorite animal on it
2. Something edible
3. Something with your favorite color on it
4. Something that you think smells good
5. Something that you wear on your body
6. Something made out of or with paper
7. Something that reflects your personal style
8. Something with your favorite character on it (this could be from a movie, cartoon, tv show, etc.)
9. Something with your favorite musical artist on it (no mixed cd's please! store bought cd's are ok for this)
10. Something related to yarn
11. Something that has sentimental value to you
12. Something local to your city, state, or country
13. Something you always keep in your purse/bag (besides the obvious keys and wallet)
14. Something relating to your favorite fashion or hair accessory
15. Something with your favorite design/pattern/fabric on it (like plaid, argyle, stars, zebra stripes, etc)
16. Something relating to your favorite holiday
17. Something relating to your favorite craft supply (like yarn, fabric, tools)
18. Something from your favorite store (can be online, retail, or local)
19. Something you like to collect (non-craft related, like coffee mugs or stationary supplies)
20. Something drinkable
21. Something related to your non-craft hobbies (like reading)
22. Something related to your favorite game (can be video, online, board, card, etc.)
23. Something you consider a summer essential (think outside the box for this one)
24. Something related to your favorite flower
25. Something that is your favorite that isn't already listed here (this is pretty much a freebie. You can send anything you want that relates to something you like)

As per all packages, you must include a letter explaining the items you included, why you included them, and how it relates to you. Also include a brief biography about yourself, or some fun facts about yourself that you haven't already told your partner.

Package #2
With this package, I decided to make it a combination of all three packages used in the previous rounds. Note that unless otherwise specified, each item should be a medium. A medium = $10 cost or 2.5 hours craft. Pick a minimum of 2 items from this list.
1. Add 5 items to your partner's stash (examples, if your partner sews add 5 new fat quarters to their stash or if your partner knits add 5 new skeins of yarn that cost $2 or less each. Please remember that this has to equal to a medium so the total amount you spend should equal to a minimum of $10)
2. Put together a D.I.Y. kit for a craft your partner does not know but would like to learn (remember, this is also a medium and should equal to about $10)
3. Utilizing your best craft, create a medium item for your partner.
4. Based on what you know of your partner, come up with a medium sized crafted set for your partner's craft (I.e. if they crochet, make a WIP bag, a crochet hook roll, and a measuring tape cozy as a set. You are not limited to one craft. If they do multiple crafts, a set of a WIP bag, a pin cushion, and a paint brush roll is also acceptable as long as it is a medium sized set.)
5. One medium sized item from your partner's wist or other wishlist.

Along with at least 2 of the above items, also include a minimum of 3 random favorite items (meaning, 3 of your favorite items that you didn't already include in the first package. It does not have to be from the package 1 list but you can use it if you need inspiration).
Again, please include a letter explaining what all of the items are and how they relate to yourself or your partner.

Package #3

This package is straight forward and to the point. Using all the information you now know about your partner, make one large item for your partner. Large = $25 cost or 3+ hours craft.


The Questionnaire


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Instant Messanger Screen name or Other form of contact (i.e. myspace, ravelry, secondary email, etc):
Preferred form of contact (email, im, craftster, myspace, etc.):
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Please confirm that you are over the age of 13:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country:
Any allergies you would like to note:
Any allergens you would like to note (i.e. if u have cats or if u smoke, etc.):

Age/DOB (if you do not want to disclose your age, just put the month and day of your birth)
Location
Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items? (this is just a precaution because some people feel obligated to give more if they know their partner is sending extras and I dont want anyone to feel embarrassed or anything like that)
Anything you do not want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Favorites
Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Animals
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Foods
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Colors
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)

About your life
Do you have a significant other?
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Do you have pets?
Do you attend a school (highschool, college, graduate school, technical school)?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?
Do you collect anything?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:

Sizes (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner)
tshirt:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

anything else you would like your partner to know at this point?


Any Questions, comments, concerns, feel free to pm me.
Happy Crafting!
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009 02:13:48 PM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 11:22:57 PM »


The Participants

1. DesignVigilante (Returning MAF-er!)
2. goodtimegirl (Returning MAF-er!)
3. MareMare
4. Craftastrophe (Returning MAF-er!)
5. missdisney (Returning MAF-er!)
6. Sherrie B, UT
7. texmexie
8. mochaseptember
9. bonzablue
10. MommytheMaid
11. attackofsteph
12. love2teach (Returning MAF-er!)
13. dharma_rebel
14. HandsyMalone
15. sg1psychopath
16. jessarama
17. aimeerox (Returning MAF-er!)
18. forcemajeure
19. tavernkitty
20. Nymeria
21. Prettyinkpink
22. edelC (Returning MAF-er!)
23. princesspimp81
24. Jenicat (Returning MAF-er!)
25. millik
26. peihan17
27. madmommymia
28. charmling
29. Persephone Hazard
30. rosiegarden
31. TerraBella01
32. lukenlarry
33. savage pixie
34. nostephot
35. wonderwoman1976
36. stellato_escuro
37. Ffrogg526
38. theballandskein
39. Ma Rut

Strike-thru = Feedback left.
35 out of 39 feedback left


The Groups & Partners

Team DesignVigilante
goodtimegirl <--> mommythemaid
maremare <--> princesspimp81
dharma_rebel <--> wonderwoman1976
tavernkitty <--> savage pixie
Team GoodtimeGirl
Jenicat <--> millik
sg1psychopath <--> Rosiegarden
lukenlarry <--> madmommymia
Persephone Hazard <--> Ma Rut
Team MareMare
DesignVigilante <--> Nymeria
Craftastrophe <--> forcemajeure
stellato_escuro <--> piehan17
Ffrogg526 <--> terrabella01
Team Craftastrophe
Prettyinkpink <--> edelC
MissDisney <--> charmling
attackofsteph <--> aimeerox
MissDisney <--> MochaSeptember
Team MissDisney
Sherrie B, UT <--> love2teach
bonzablue <--> handsymalone
jessarama <--> theballandskein
texmexie <--> nostephot
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 02:22:48 AM »

WOO i am fillin out my survey as i type this....i am so excited (especially to co-organize hehe)
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009 04:40:59 AM »

WOO i am fillin out my survey as i type this....i am so excited (especially to co-organize hehe)

Me too! I have to finish getting ready for work, but I'm pretty sure I'll be hopping on Craftster during my prep.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 09:47:02 AM »

almost done with my questionnaire!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009 10:32:21 AM »

I'm stuck at work, wah! But will do my sign-up when I get home and can be on a real computer.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009 04:47:14 PM »

Hi DV!  I'm totally thinking about doing this swap!  I told you when we were personal swapping that I thought I wouldn't be able to, but now it looks like I probably can lol  Gotta think on it just a little more!
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009 05:06:11 PM »

This looks like TONS of fun!  I will get my questioneer filled out this evening or tomorrow.  Thanks for hosting such an awesome swap!
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009 06:14:35 PM »

I'm soooo sorry. I thought I could get a minute today to fill out the questionnaire...clearly that didn't happen. Working on it right now.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009 08:18:32 PM »

Hi Joey!! *waves* I  hope you can join, I'd love to see what you come up with for the packages. Grin
Hi mtm! Glad you could join! I don't think you've ever done a make-a-friend before. I hope you enjoy it as much as i do!

I myself haven't filled out the questionnaire either. I'm a bit of a slacker when it comes to filling out my own questionnaires. Grin
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