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Topic: Bento Swap Round 4 - Signups CLOSED, Send by 6/7  (Read 10883 times)
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Avian Flight
« on: April 21, 2010 11:00:39 AM »

Swap name:  Bento Swap Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Avian Flight
Sign-up date range:  April 21, 2010 May 1, 2010
Date to send item by: June 7, 2010

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? 16+ please

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
*I reserve the right to not accept a participant due to poor feedback.  

Here is the Original Discussion Thread

Details of swap: This swap is for craftsters who make bentos or are interested in starting out in the world of bentos!
Don't know what a Bento is? Then here a couple of links I think are very informative:
Lunch in a Box , Just Bento, Cooking Cute and lots of flickr groups: Obento, kawaii, and beginners.

Here are links to the first three galleries:
Bento Swap Gallery
Bento Swap 2 Gallery
Bento Swap 3 Gallery

You are required to craft 1 medium and 2 smalls plus purchase 2 items. You must decide how much to spend with your partner. You may also send extras but remember that extras are not required and you should not expect any extras back. You may decide with your partner if you both wish to send extras for a fair swap. I should not need to mention that everything sent should be bento related but Ill put it here just in case. =)

Once the swap has started please keep in contact with you partner. Please bookmark the thread and post at least once in it. You are required to post pictures of what you received in the gallery. If you cant, let your partner know before they send so they can post pictures for you. I recommend that you take photos of your items before sending if you have a camera. When you send and receive you need to PM your partner and the organizer. Failure to follow these rules will be noted in your profile. =) Im not that scary, just want to make it a happy swap experience for everyone.

If you want to participate, please PM the following questionnaire:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of 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)

Do you currently own a Bento box?
If yes, what kind (list any details you feel your partner might need to know)?
Approximately how much are you willing to spend on the 2 required purchased items?
Would you be willing to purchase a bento box for your partner?
Would you like to receive a bento box?
Are there any specific Bento accessories you would like receive?
What kind of crafted items would you like to receive?
What kind of food do you pack in your bento?
Do you have any allergies your partner should know about?
What colors do you love?
What colors do you hate?
What crafts do you do?
Anything you would rather not receive?
Do you have any personal websites your partner can go to for (stalking) information? (blog, myspace, facebook, twitter, ravelry, wist etc.)
Will you have any issues posting pictures of what you receive?
List anything else you think your partner should know:


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.



Swappers:
1. Avian Flight
2. ariaya
3. alorralora
4. trix_ska
5. MICHELEIGH34
6. Karen09
7. ShesAZombie (England)
8. blackie.sage
9. sarah_walrus
10. AniMei (Canada)
11. mymymissmai
12. Dancer4Ever
13. princessblueberry
14. BugPop (UK)
15. smittenheart
16. jessie_jane

Status: Blue = sent  Green = received and sent   Orange = receive but didn't send  Red = late with no communication Purple = late with communication crossout = Feedback given

Partners:
Avian Flight ←→ Dancer4Ever
AniMei ←→ jessie_jane - flaker angel: paumelia
alorralora ←→ MICHELEIGH34
Karen09 - dropped from swap←→ sarah_walrus - flaker
ariaya ←→ smittenheart
blackie.sage ←→ mymymissmai
princessblueberry ←→ trix_ska
ShesAZombie ←→ BugPop

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349017.0
« Last Edit: July 08, 2010 03:30:41 PM by Avian Flight » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010 12:18:25 PM »

Oh I am so on board for another round. YAY! I will send my form in later.
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trix_ska
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010 01:12:34 PM »

Eeek! I just got my first bento (a lap top lunch box), and I love it!
Count me in Cheesy I'll fill out the form in a bit
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010 03:38:26 PM »

I love Bentos!  and I need to get back to making them ... I'm in!! 

Questionnaire sent in Smiley
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Avian Flight
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010 09:28:19 PM »

looks like we have participants! yaaaay!

trix_ska, i have a laptop lunch box too! isn't it great? i lost the spoon though =(
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010 11:45:39 AM »

Aw man I wish I had the money to participate in this one! I've always wanted to learn how to make bentos! I will definitely be stalking the gallery though Smiley
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Avian Flight
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010 08:40:55 PM »

We have 6 swappers now! Slowly but surely, more people will trickle in. Either way this is going to be fun!

I went to see the cherry blossoms today at Brooklyn Botanical Garden and I packed bento boxes for my friends and I. It was the first time I packed a bunch of boxes for a picnic. It was so nice to eat bento outside.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010 09:09:59 PM »

Yay!!! I'm in!!! I'm soooo excited it's my first swap ever! Ok what next? Let's get going. Haha
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I went a little overboard making reusable nursing pads Tongue PM if you want to swap for some.
Looking to swap for an old skeleton key!

also looking for a penpal, i want to make friends all over the world!!
Avian Flight
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010 09:56:17 AM »

Yay!!! I'm in!!! I'm soooo excited it's my first swap ever! Ok what next? Let's get going. Haha

welcome! sign-ups are a little long for this swap (until may 1) so nothing you can do now except brainstorm ideas on what you can make. and you can look around town or online for potential bento gear. once you get your partner you can start crafting!

and this applies to anyone, feel free to practice making bento with what you have and posting pics on this thread! i'll post up some pics later today.

i made this for a cherry blossom viewing picnic. my normal bentos are nowhere near this fancy!

sakura flower shaped onigiri (rice ball), miso chicken, roasted potatoes, tamagoyaki (rolled egg), cherry tomatoes, orange slice and grapes. basil leaf for decoration.  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010 07:55:09 PM »

This sounds like lots of fun! I make Bento for my husband and myself for work, and I love the thought of doing a Bento swap! I'll have to think about it, though, I don't know if we have some money to spare and if I even have time to spare! XD
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