Swap name: DIY Craft Kit Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: tar3820
Sign-up date range: March 15th, 2010 until March 29th, 2010 12 NOON MST.
Date to send item by: April 19th, 2010
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 30
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Age requirement: 16, just like Craftster says!
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/NO
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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO
Details of swap:
In this swap you'll be making a DIY Craft Kit for your partner(s) for the craft of their choosing. The kit will include everything your partner needs to make at least a 2 point item of that craft (2 smalls or 1 medium), instructions/tutorial, and a sample product of that kit. While most kits will most likely be made for beginners, be aware that your partner might not be a beginner at the craft the kit is for. They may just want to branch out or learn a new technique (think a sock knitter wanting to try her hand at toys). The instructions and kit as a whole should be matched to your partner's level in that craft (don't send the sock knitter instructions on how to knit stockinette).
The sample that you make and include in the kit should be a good example of what their final product should be. It should be in the small to medium range. We recommend that you use the making of the sample to test and refine your tutorial/instructions. If you can't make the item yourself with your instructions, your partner probably won't be able to either. You can also use the making of the sample to take LOTS of pictures of the creation process, and include those in the instructions. It's up to you and the craft if the sample will end up being apart of the final product your partner makes (think 1st square of a quilt kit), but overall the sample should just be a reflection of what your partner is to make.
Your kit should also include all of the tools and supplies your partner would need to make the final product (within reason). If it is not practical to send one of the tools (for example, a sewing machine or a large pot), please ensure that your partner has access to this item or is willing to purchase it for themselves. Use the information in your partner's questionnaire to make sure the colors, scents, or patterns of the supplies match their tastes. When in doubt, ask them!
It's up to you and your partner to decide if which kit they receive from their list will be a surprise or not. For some crafts it might be impossible to make a kit without their input, others not so much. The more you put into your questionnaire, the more capable your partner is to make your kit a surprise!You can sign up to have 2 partners for this swap!
If you think you have craft knowledge that will be in high demand, and feel up for the task, sign up for 2 partners. It's up to you and the partners you end up with if you'll be making two kits of the same craft or not. If you choose to have 2 partners, your feedback will reflect if you ship positively to both your partners, but you will only receive 1 swap credit overall. Also be aware that you will receive 2 craft kits! You will need communicate to your partners which kit is being made by whom so you don't end up with two of the same craft (unless you want that). By default it is assumed you want 1 partner, unless you answer otherwise in the questionnaire.
The post below this one has some kit ideas people have already listed (or shouted out) either in their questionnaires or in the various threads.
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (tar3820) AND co-organizer (jaders):
Send this questionnaire via PM, and please include DIY Craft Kit Swap
in the subject for EVERY PM.
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: DIY Kit Swap
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
If within the US, you understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap:
If outside the US, you understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap:
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
Do you have access to a camera and are able to post pictures to the gallery?
If not, please ask your partner to take pictures before sending and post them for you.
Do you have any allergies that would affect this swap (pet, smoke, wool, etc.)?
Do you have any allergens in your house (pet, smoke, etc.)?
Do you want to have 1 or 2 partners?
If shipping to 2 partners, would you prefer or mind making two of the same kits?
Kits you can MAKE, be as specific as you can:
(Example: 1. Crochet - toys/ami)
Kits you would like to RECEIVE, be as specific as you can:
(Example: 1. Quilting quilt - pinwheel blocks)
Are you willing to stretch your skills/knowledge to make a kit outside your typical realm? (a toy crocheter making an afghan kit)
Least favorite colors:
Least favorite scents:
Least favorite patterns:
Any other favorites/least favorites your partner might need to know that would effect your kit?
Do you have access to the tools required for the kits you want? (ie, power tools, sewing machine, etc)
Is there anything you flat out do NOT want to find in your package?
Anything else your partner should know?
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