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« on: October 30, 2009 11:19:33 AM »



The Important Info

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 5 (Winter 2009/2010)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: MareMare
Co-Organizer #2: Freestyle
Co-Organizer #3: sarahj2001

Signups: Friday, October 30th -- Monday, November 16th at 11pm Pacific Standard Time
Package 1: December 11th
Package 2: January 22nd
Package 3: March 1st

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
- 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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Previous Rounds

MAF Round 1:
January - April 2008
Original Thread
Gallery

MAF Round 2:
May - September 2008
Original Thread
Gallery

MAF Round 3:
November 2008 - March 2009
Original Thread
Gallery

MAF Round 4:
May - September 2009
Original Thread
Gallery


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 2 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.
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 OR provide a photo/scan image of your receipt where the information is clearly legible. 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 2 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 *winter* 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)
*new* 26. Something that is a kitchen staple in your house (this does not have to be food, can be utensils, accessories, etc.)
*new* 27. Something that helps you stay organized (either in your home, on the go, in your car, with your crafts, etc.)
*new* 28. Something related to a random song (Put your mp3 player, itunes, or other music library on shuffle and find something related to that random song)
*new* 29. Something related to reading/literature
*new* 30. Something that is essential to your favorite craft (favorite hook size & brand, favorite needles, a fat quarter of your favorite fabric, etc.)

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. ravelry, secondary email, AOL instant messanger, Yahoo, msn etc):
Social Networking information (if you have a myspace, facebook, and/or twitter):
Preferred form of contact (email, im, craftster, etc.):
Real Name and mailing address including the country:
Please confirm that you are over the age of 16:
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)
Current Location/Hometown
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?
Link to your Wist/Kaboodle/Amazon wishlist/Etsy Favorites:

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!

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Participants


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1. DesignVigilante (Returning MAF-er!)
2. Freestyle
3. Sarahj2001
4. MadGypsy
5. ptarmic wumpus
6. tcha345 (Returning MAF-er!)
7. Kaiser Scissorhands

8. mcook72677 (Returning MAF-er!)
9. aimeerox (Returning MAF-er!)
10. zuliblu (Returning MAF-er!)
11. SevsOnlyGirl
12. kissing.shadows

13. tattooedcrafter (Returning MAF-er!)
14. Feline2001
15. edelc (Returning MAF-er!)
16. cathieb
17. Agulauna

18. mrs.benjimadden
19. Kitten Wrangler (Returning MAF-er!)
20. Ransom
21. MEshelltakeone(Returning MAF-er!)
22. mlookyloo1
23. indywriter
24. sloth003
25. edie22
26. kitkat_pro


Partners


Note: If signups have not ended, please realize these are people who partnered themselves. You are not required to partner yourself, but you can if you want to. If you don't want to partner yourself, don't worry as I will assign you a partner once signups end.

ptarmic wumpus<-->Freestyle
DesignVigilante <--> tattooedcrafter
SevsOnlyGirl <--> EdelC
MadGypsy <-->aimeerox
zuliblu <--> mcook72677
SarahJ2001 <--> Agulauna
edie22 <--> indywriter
Feline 2001 <--> cathieb
Kissing.shadows <--> Kitten Wrangler
Kaiser Scissorhands <--> kitkat_pro
mlookyloo1 <--> sloth003
tcha345 <--> Ransom
mrs.benjimadden <--> MEshelltakeone


Team DesignVigilanteTeam MareMareTeam FreestyleTeam sarahj2001
Kaiser Scissorhands <--> kitkat_pro
mlookyloo1 <--> sloth003
tcha345 <--> Ransom
mrs.benjimadden <--> MEshelltakeone
ptarmic wumpus<-->Freestyle
DesignVigilante <--> tattooedcrafter
SevsOnlyGirl <--> EdelC
MadGypsy <-->aimeerox
zuliblu <--> mcook72677
SarahJ2001 <--> Agulauna
edie22 <--> indywriter
Feline 2001 <--> cathieb
Kissing.shadows <--> Kitten Wrangler
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009 11:31:37 AM »

Yay!  My partially-completed questionnaire is at home  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009 11:44:20 AM »

I'll send in my questionaire later tonight!  I'm excited for this swap!
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009 12:28:07 PM »

oh I am already filling out my survey Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009 12:28:53 PM »

This look awesome! I'll come back for round 6 Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009 06:16:03 PM »

I wish I could do this!  I don't have any active swaps right now but I just signed to start working on my National Board Certification at school (HUGE undertaking!) so I think I'm going to be on a swap sabatical until Spring sometime when I get my portfolio done and my exam taken.  Everyone have fun with this!   Grin  I'll definitley be keeping an eye out for this gallery!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2009 07:56:43 PM »

I wish I could do this!  I don't have any active swaps right now but I just signed to start working on my National Board Certification at school (HUGE undertaking!) so I think I'm going to be on a swap sabatical until Spring sometime when I get my portfolio done and my exam taken.  Everyone have fun with this!   Grin  I'll definitley be keeping an eye out for this gallery!

Good luck! Maybe we'll see you in Round 6 (aiming around april or may for that one)
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009 06:11:49 AM »

Oh I do like this swap.....tempted.....
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009 08:58:19 AM »

I think I will be signing up for this round.  I have to read all the info and send in my questionaire later tonight or tomorrow. 
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