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Topic: How My Garden Grows Swap (sign ups CLOSED) Sendouts NOW BY MAY 10  (Read 12869 times)
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« on: March 20, 2010 12:44:27 PM »

GALLERY


We have participants in ... the US, the UK and Canada!   UK/European swappers please join so everyone who has signed up is able to participate!  We also have an interested S. African swapper, if there are others!


Swap name: How My Garden Grows
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kaz814
Co-organizer: ?
Sign-up date range: March 20 - April 2, 2010
Partners will go out on: April 3, 2010
Date to send item by: May 8, 2010  May 10, 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 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:

Today is the first day of spring and that means it's time to start gardening!  But what do you do if you can't find your gardening gloves?  Or if you've got several opened packets of seeds that you don't have a place to keep without them spilling together?  What if you've always wanted a gathering basket or a gardening apron?  Well, this swap can help you get all those crafty garden things!


Crafting Requirements:

The requirement for this swap is 5 points, which will translate to one medium and three smalls OR two mediums and one small (you'll need to discuss which with your partner!).  


For those who need a refresher, here's the Craftster guide to what constitutes each size:

By Time

-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

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


Communication Requirements:

Checking in on the swap thread at least once a week is required so we know you're still around and crafting!  A quick note saying that you're still working is sufficient.  Also, communicating with your partner is also a necessity.  If you have consistent (and recent) dings on feedback for poor communication or sending late, I may not approve your application.  I will also note communication in feedback!

DCN are required for US swappers sending to partners in the US.  International swappers must keep the receipt.  Smiley


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: How My Garden Grows 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):

Are you an indoor gardener or an outdoor gardener?
Are you a container gardener, a square-foot gardener, or a 'I have several acres and it's all mine!' gardener?
Do you get full sun, partial sun, partial shade, or shade?
What type of soil do you have?
What do you grow?
What's your region?  (For US residents, check out National Gardening Association)
What things for the garden/gardener would you like to receive?
What crafts are you able to do?
What crafts do you dislike doing?
Are there allergies in your home?
Are there allergens in your home?
Can you take pictures before you send and post pictures when you receive?
Is there anything else that you'd like your partner to know? (Children, SOs, other preferences, etc.)


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


PLEASE NOTE THAT SENDING ACTUAL PLANTS OR SEEDS MAY NOT BE ALLOWED BY YOUR COUNTRY/STATE/AREA.  If you're unsure whether your partner is able to receive something, please check with him/her or look online.  If you can't find the information anywhere, it's better to be safe than sorry.  It'd be disappointing to realize that your lovingly crafted package was quarantined indefinitely by customs for having contraband heirloom seeds!
« Last Edit: April 23, 2010 05:37:20 AM by kaz814 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010 12:44:51 PM »

Participants

1. kaz814 (US)
2. Aikibookworm (US)
3. holistic knitter (UK)
4. Onyxnox (Canada)
5. MamanTattoo (Canada)
6. dreadlocklove (Canada)
7. torilimcadle (US)
8. amymisha (US)
9. craftybeachgirl (US)
10. korok (Canada)
11. nessie (US)
12. when_im_sixty4 (US)
13. SnapsAndDragons (US)
14. morrigan_le_faye (Switzerland)
15. Strawberryh (US)
16. lilyella (UK) (first time swapper! Welcome!)
17. lydiaharper (US)
18. superhooker (US)


Partners

kaz814 <-> morrigan_le_faye
lilyella <-> holistic knitter
nessie <-> craftybeachgirl
superhooker <-> Strawberryh
lydiaharper <-> amymisha
torilimcadle <-> Aikibookworm
SnapsAndDrangons <-> when_im_sixty4
korok <-> Onyxnox
MamanTattoo <-> dreadlocklove
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010 12:45:05 PM »

Craft Ideas for the Garden ...

  • bath soak (for the evenings after a loooong day of gardening)
  • bird feeder
  • bug bite relief (perhaps homemade)
  • canning labels
  • citronella candles
  • decorated knee cushion
  • decorated pots
  • flower press
  • garden ATCs
  • garden bag
  • gardening apron
  • gardening books
  • garden decor
  • garden journal
  • garden tools w/ decorated handles
  • gardening tips
  • gathering basket
  • gloves
  • hanging bags for clotheslines
  • plant markers
  • old garden magazines
  • pressed flower stationery/bookmarks
  • preserves/canned yummies from previous garden bounty
  • recipes
  • refreshing drink mixes (for when it's hot out!)
  • seedling containers (though it may be a bit late for these)
  • seeds
  • seed packets (empty to use when seeds are collected)
  • soap (to wash off the dirt!)
  • spf lip balm
  • spray bottles with decorations (and perhaps recipes for organic bug killers?)
  • stakes
  • starts (How to send starts in the mail thanks, icebyrd67!)
  • suncatchers
  • sun hat
  • sunscreen
  • watering can
  • windchimes
  • vases


PM me to add ideas!  (All ideas were from the two garden idea threads!)
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010 04:07:00 PM »

Considering...
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010 04:18:33 PM »

I just got home.  I'll be working on my questionnaire.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2010 04:41:31 PM »

Yay, pinokeeo!

And I hope you join us, Zombie_Queen.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010 07:40:33 PM »

mailing starts:
1) wrap the plant roots in damp newspapers with the foliage sticking out the top.
2) fold up the bottom of the newspaper, careful not to get the leaves wet as they will rot. 
3) wrap the wet newspaper in a plastic bag (like the kind you put your veggies in at the store).  DO NOT TAPE THE BAG SHUT.  the roots need oxygen!  just twist the bag loosely shut. 
4) Then put them in at least 3 (I like to use 5, any less than three will dehydrate the plants) normal plastic grocery sacks, each time covering the open end of the sack with the bottom of the next.  you can but several plants in the same sack for the layering of sacks (make sure the roots are all faced the same direction). 
5) then place the entire package into a box and mail.  make sure you do priority mailing as the plants cannot survive more than a few days in a box like this.

you may consider mailing the plants separate from everything else so it doesnt get crushed.

i hope this helps someone!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010 08:42:36 PM »

Ooh, thank you, icebyrd67!

mailing starts:
1) wrap the plant roots in damp newspapers with the foliage sticking out the top.
2) fold up the bottom of the newspaper, careful not to get the leaves wet as they will rot. 
3) wrap the wet newspaper in a plastic bag (like the kind you put your veggies in at the store).  DO NOT TAPE THE BAG SHUT.  the roots need oxygen!  just twist the bag loosely shut. 
4) Then put them in at least 3 (I like to use 5, any less than three will dehydrate the plants) normal plastic grocery sacks, each time covering the open end of the sack with the bottom of the next.  you can but several plants in the same sack for the layering of sacks (make sure the roots are all faced the same direction). 
5) then place the entire package into a box and mail.  make sure you do priority mailing as the plants cannot survive more than a few days in a box like this.

you may consider mailing the plants separate from everything else so it doesnt get crushed.

i hope this helps someone!

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010 08:59:17 PM »

Ooh, thank you, icebyrd67!


no problem!  can you tell i've done it before?  lol
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010 09:35:45 PM »

Working on questionnaire, now!  So glad signups began tonight as I leave on a trip in a few hours.
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