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Topic: Make-a-Friend Round 6 (Summer 2010) -- SIGNUPS CLOSED! Pk1 due June 1st  (Read 52946 times)
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The Important Info

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 6 (Summer 2010)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1:KraftyKitonet
Co-Organizer #2:Ewulotta
Co-Organizer #3:southernstitcher
Co-Organizer #4:spookshowbaby77

Signups: Friday, April 9th -- Monday, May 3rd at 11pm Pacific Standard Time
First Package Due: June 1st
Second Package Due: July 2nd
Third Package Due: August 2nd

Participant Max: 100
This is an International Swap
Age Restriction: 16+
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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

MAF Round 5:
November 2009 - March 2010
Original Thread
The 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 30 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 *summer* 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)
26. Something that is a kitchen staple in your house (this does not have to be food, can be utensils, accessories, etc.)
27. Something that helps you stay organized (either in your home, on the go, in your car, with your crafts, etc.)
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)
29. Something related to reading/literature
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 small extras OR 1 medium item based on one of your favorite items from the scavenger list in package 1 (you can re-use a theme, but it must be a different item and it must be a MEDIUM not a small)
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.
OR
Choose 2 items from the list from Package 2 (you can repeat the same themes as long as they are different items, i.e. you can send a crochet DIY kit for package 2, and a resin DIY kit for package 3) PLUS three small extra items.


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 TV Shows
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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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010 01:43:25 PM »


Participants


STRIKE THROUGH = feedback left
RED = Negative
PURPLE = Temporary Negative (will be reversed when package is received)

40 feedback left out of 42

1. DesignVigilante *Returning Friend*
2. KraftyKitonet
3. Ewulotta
4. southernstitcher
5. spookshowbaby77
6. Yarnorama
7. rlynn
8. Missing_Muse
9. THEBALLANDSKEIN *Returning Friend*
10. Onyxnox
11. Retro_Rose
12. belladune
13. nostephot
14. jca1982
15. tcmatteson

16. princesspimp81 *Returning Friend*
17. Feast Your Eyes
18. icebyrd67
19. when_im_sixty4
20. Jexxican
21. WhiteSheep
22. aneyhall

23. MareMare *Returning Friend*
24. Gspinn
25. tinkrbella2005

26. sophieangele
27. NickyDee
28. Foxy Sam
29. edie22 *Returning Friend*
30. darkangelwingz
31. starryeyeddiy *Returning Friend*
32. leighi123
33. Dancer4Ever
34. SarahJ2001 *Returning Friend*
35. Browneyes54
36. curiousfae
37. hlillie
38. wonderwoman1976 *Returning Friend*
39. lady_sepulchre
40. pkwj
41. Casey1201
42. ohiodiygirl


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.

Ewulotta<-->rlynn
Missing_Muse<-->belladune
Retro_Rose<-->MareMare
yarnorama<-->when_Im_sixty4
theballandskein <--> DesignVigilante
sophieangele <--> spookshowbaby77
nostephot <--> SouthernStitcher
Gspinn <--> tinkrbella2005
darkangelwingz <--> Browneyes54
Jexxican <--> sarahj2001
lady_sepulchre <--> tcmatteson
aneyhall<-->white sheep
NickyDee<-->jca1982
curiousfae<-->onyxnox
Dance4Ever<-->Foxy Sam
hlillie<-->pkwj
Casey1201<-->edie22
kraftykitonet<-->starryeyediy
icebyrd67<-->leighi123
wonderwoman1976<-->princesspimp81
ohiodiygirl<-->feast your eyes


Groups


Team DesignVigilanteTeam KraftyKitonetTeam SouthernStitcherTeam EwulottaTeam spookshowbaby77
spookshowbaby77
sophieangele
Missing_Muse
belladune
curiousfae
onyxnox
wonderwoman1976
princesspimp81
ohiodiygirl
feast your eyes
DesignVigilante
theballandskein
tinkrbella2005
Gspinn
tcmatteson
lady_sepulchre
Casey1201
edie22
kraftykitonet
starryeyediy
darkangelwingz
Browneyes54
Jexxican
sarahj2001
Dance4Ever
Foxy Sam
SouthernStitcher
nostephot
yarnorama
when_Im_sixty4
aneyhall
white sheep
NickyDee
jca1982
Ewulotta
rlynn
MareMare
Retro_Rose
hlillie
pkwj
icebyrd67
leighi123
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010 02:23:41 PM »

Yay!  I will be signing up for this once I get a swap opening!  I'm glad it has a long signup period!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010 02:54:11 PM »

Signed up for this and got a 'Foodie Friday' featured article for my Pirate Ship birthday cake: this is a good craft day!
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010 02:56:55 PM »

Signed up for this and got a 'Foodie Friday' featured article for my Pirate Ship birthday cake: this is a good craft day!

Awesome cake! I wonder if it would ship to the US well Wink
btw love your avatar!
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010 03:08:00 PM »

I have copied and pasted the questionnaire into Word so I will be working on it. I am excited for my first MAF!
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010 03:14:49 PM »

Signed up for this and got a 'Foodie Friday' featured article for my Pirate Ship birthday cake: this is a good craft day!

Awesome cake! I wonder if it would ship to the US well Wink
btw love your avatar!

You are full of compliments today, dear organiser! Tongue I could just CARRY it to your house? I'm free this weekend.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010 03:34:14 PM »

thinking...thinking about joining this one.  i have to get some serious swapping in before the phd program starts and i lose what little life i do have. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010 03:38:07 PM »

I think you'll need more than a weekend to get to me, yarnorama lol I'm all the way in California!

rlynn - I feel you. I'm only going to do this swap during the summers from now on because I'm transferring schools. Not only will my class load be heftier, I have an hour and a half one way commute! Talk about no life lol
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010 06:03:33 PM »

I'm so glad there's such a long sign up time!! I have 2 pkgs on the way to canada that I'm waiting for feedback on so hopefully they get there before May!

I loved this swap last round!!

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