Swap name: WWP Ostara Swap Round 18
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: hawkeyes_girl
Sign-up date range: 2-15-10 to 2-22-10
Date to send item by: 3-15-10
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/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 16 years old: 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
Details of swap:
Make crafted Ostara items that are pagan, wiccan, or witchcraft related or something just plain great that your partner can appreciate and enjoy. Suggestions would include altar or spellcasting items such as candles, bowls, oil blends, etc. - as well as altar cloths, statues, jewellery, decorations, stationary, or more - look at previous galleries of similar swaps for ideas if you need them. Talk to your partners for suggestions and ideas.Size requirements for this swap are 1 medium and 2 smalls with the freedom to make it larger based on mutual consent of both partners once paired up. Check in with the organizer if you intend to do this.
The Vernal/Spring Equinox, Eostere, Ostara, whatever you call it, this celebration of the re-awakening of the earth traditionally takes place on or around March 21. Traditions include coloring eggs, dedicating new plantings, fertility rites and new workings...generally "springy" things! Traditional fertility deities are considered at this time of year, including Eostere, Freya, Cybele, Flora, Osiris, etc. More info can be found on this page: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/ostarathespringequinox/a/OstaraDeities.htm
(see the delightful banishing of the chocolate bunny ritual for kids here) http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/ostarathespringequinox/ht/LBRChocoRabbit.htm
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
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 is your philosophy/religion/branch/etc.?
What deity/deities/etc. is/are special to you?
Are you out of the broom closet? (Do your friends and/or family know you are pagan?)
How long have you been practicing?
Are you a single practitioner, or in a coven?
Are you ok with tasteful nudity?
Do you have favorite colors, stones, etc?
Do you want something explicitly Ostara-themed?
Do you want an altar kit or specific items to put on the altar? If so, themes?
What do you need/want the most? Anything else?
Is there anything you do NOT want?
Would you be willing to learn about and craft for someone else's traditions that may be different from your own?
Is there anything you wouldn't be willing to craft for because of your beliefs?
What kinds of crafts do you do?
Do you have any allergies or aversions to anything? What are they?
Please list the avatar names of your last three WWP swap partners if applicable.
Anything else you want to add?
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.
AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
And partners: (I tried to make cool matches...and keep shipping cheap!)
Canada 3-way: Eeyore_witch--->Mamantattoo--->Hahnasay (who sends to Eyeore_witch)
I hope this will please everyone. I tried pairing new swappers with experienced ones to shake it up a bit. I know that nobody has a repeat from another WWP swap either. To keep international shipping rates down, I banded together my great neighbors from the north. If anything doesn't make sense or is confusing, please let me know. SWAP GALLERY HEREhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340229.msg3943594#msg3943594