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Topic: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010)  (Read 103408 times)
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« on: December 21, 2009 03:18:41 PM »

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We have participants in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa!   Smiley  The more, the merrier!

Swap will be closing early-ish on the 8th!  If you're on the fence, sign up now!

Swap name: Frugal Living Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kaz814
Co-organizer: donniesgirl
Sign-up date range: December 21, 2009 - January 8, 2010
Date to send item by: February 6, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? No.

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

Details of swap:

This swap is all about living (and crafting!) frugally.  Frugal living means something different to each person, but it may include saving money by using cloth napkins, knit/crocheted dishcloths, reusable shopping bags (you say 5 cents for each bag you bring in at my grocery store!), wool dryer balls (seriously, the dryer sheets can be pricey!), reusable menstrual pads or diva cup/moon cup bag and wet bags, soap savers, homemade laundry soap, homemade bath soaks, etc.  Or it may include recipes to try out instead of eating out, a piggy bank/other way of corralling change to take to the bank instead of letting it be eaten by the couch, having a coupon organizer ... the ideas are endless!

For this swap, 95% of what you'll use to craft should be from your stash.  The more you use that you already have, the better!  If you absolutely must purchase something, it'd be great if you could get it at the Salvation Army/Goodwill/thrift stores or on sale.  (I don't want to say don't buy anything because I know how it feels to have everything you need except one little thing for a project.)

I'll do my best to pair people by country, so participants can take advantage of flat rate shipping, if available.  (If you'd be willing to send out of your country, that'd be great, in case of uneven numbers.)

The requirements for this swap is 5 points, which will translate to one medium and three smalls.  If you want to do more, please talk to your partner! (Remember, this is all about frugality!)  Please note that checking in on the swap thread at least once a week is highly encouraged so we know you're still around and crafting!  Communicating with your partner is also a necessity.  If you know you can't post pictures, please ask your partner to take pictures for you!  Also, if you have consistent and recent dings on feedback for poor communication or sending late, I may not approve your application.

For those who need a refresher, here's the Craftster guide to what constitutes each size (please note that a large is NOT required for this swap - that part is just for your information!):

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Frugal Living Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):

What are your frugal goals for your household/yourself?
What crafts would help you in those goals?
Are there any frugal crafts you'd really love to receive?
What crafts do you like to do?
What crafts would not like/are unable to do?
Is there anything you do not want to receive?
What are your favorite colors/patterns?
What are your least favorite colors/patterns?
Is there anything else that you'd like your partner to know? (Children, pets, SOs, allergies, etc.)



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 other rules about participating in a swap.


Want to join, but are having trouble thinking of frugal things you'd like to go on your questionnaire?  Check out this list!

Check this post for a list of Frugal Resources!
« Last Edit: January 19, 2010 05:03:04 AM by kaz814 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009 03:19:01 PM »

** I'm looking for a co-organizer!  If there are any lovely craftsters who have experience organizing a swap and have the time/space to co-organizer, please pm me! **  Thanks, donniesgirl! Cheesy

Participants:

1. kaz814
2. itchyfingers
3. irish_chicky
4. pixieval
5. Avabrowneyes
6. lady4feet
7. lydiaharper
8. Jenna_Gayle
9. Tanza
10. cjclark
11. holistic knitter
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13. blupaisan
14. dharma_rebel
15. Shelanie
16. Shannin
17. pamelabd
18. donniesgirl
19. Mizell
20. psychonmemphis
21. mammallama (First time swapper!  Welcome!)
22. pantsafari
23. MareMare
24. lindsayrose
25. Aikibookworm
26. mink_bikini
27. Cakie (First time swapper!  Welcome!)
28. onegroovyday
29. pops
30. edie22
31. Kaissa
32. christinacoghill
33. smittenheart
34. emerri
35. Liralen
36. zombiebex
37. Craftrica
38.
39. christie.mcnabb (First time swapper!  Welcome!)
40. MissCrafty29
41. bethiej78
42. aimeerox
43. grenouille78
44. flower
45. yzzilnoaj
46. MommyTheMaid
47. LagamorphLounge
48. crazy4bags
49. imafundork
50. SAHMama
51. ariaya
52. angelofmusic
53. ktlady
54. amymisha
55. danger.kitty
56. SpencerTwins2007
57. Roxsun40 (First time swapper!  Welcome!)
58. rottenlittleboys (First time swapper!  Welcome!)
59. snazzyjazzy
60. stringofpearls
61. BabyCakes8510
62. Lylanni
63. Tero
64. Kitten Wrangler
65. Disco Queen Highness
66. JodiLynn85
67. Taniquel


Partners:

Because of the large number of swappers, every one is in one of two groups.  Please PM your group leader with sending/receiving/problems, etc!

kaz814's group

kaz814 <-> Craftrica
Tanza <-> emerri
Taniquel <-> Kitten Wrangler
flower <-> grenouille78
bethiej78 <-> lady4feet
mink_bikini <-> itchyfingers
onegroovyday <-> MareMare
Aikibookworm <-> lydiaharper
dharma_rebel <-> MommyTheMaid
LagamorphLounge <-> pantsafari
snazzyjazzy <-> danger.kitty
pops <-> holistic knitter
smittenheart <-> Jenna Gayle
MissCrafty29 <-> irish_chicky
Kaissa <-> christinacoghill
Disco Queen Highness <-> SpencerTwins2007

donniesgirl's group

donniesgirl <-> Liralen
mammallama <-> Mizell
Lylanni <-> BabyCakes8510
edie22 <-> yzzilnoaj
Cakie <-> Shelanie
lindsayrose <-> Shannin
blupaisan <-> ariaya
pamelabd <-> christie.mcnabb
SAHMama <-> imafundork
stringofpearls <-> Tero
psychoinmemphis <-> aimeerox
amymisha <-> rottenlittleboys
zombiebex <-> Roxsun40
cjclark <-> pixieval
angelofmusic <-> crazy4bags
ktlady -> JodiLynn85 -> Avabrowneyes -> ktlady
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010 05:55:48 PM by kaz814 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009 03:25:41 PM »

Oh wow... I wish I had a swap spot!! This would be AWESOME. I have a HUGE stash, and even have some cotton yarn for making crocheted dishcloths! ><  Perhaps I can sign up after I get my 20 stocking stuffers swap! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009 03:31:12 PM »

this sounds great. I wonder if another Aussie might join......
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009 04:16:54 PM »

Very Very happy! I've so been looking forward to this swap since I first saw you post it in the idea thread. Should have my questionaire in sometime tonight!
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009 04:22:12 PM »

Woo hoo!  I'm so happy people are interested in this swap. Cheesy  This is going to be so much fun!
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009 04:39:20 PM »

I have to give this some serious thought.  I believe in frugal living, but I don't know if what I make is right for this.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009 05:24:55 PM »

Oh wow... I wish I had a swap spot!! This would be AWESOME. I have a HUGE stash, and even have some cotton yarn for making crocheted dishcloths! ><  Perhaps I can sign up after I get my 20 stocking stuffers swap! Smiley
I know, me too! Perhaps in another round, in another time, when I'm not already full to the max with swaps "^.^"
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009 05:33:03 PM »

Yay! Just sent in my questionaire!
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009 06:01:13 PM »

It feels good to sign up for another swap after a short break.  Even better that I don't really have to think about it until a week into January!
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