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Topic: My First ______ Swap; Signups: CLOSED; Send by: August 10, 2010  (Read 5722 times)
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« on: July 01, 2010 01:32:47 PM »

This is a swap where you make a new craft for the first time!

Swap name: My First _______ Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: psyche
Sign-up date range: July 1, 2010 July 8, 2010.
Date to send item by: August 10, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? No. If it goes over 24 participants, I will be seeking a co-organizer.

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

Additional Age requirement? Just the Craftster standard of 16.

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 indeed check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month.
- Has posted at least 15 times.
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time.
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.
- Does not have any negative feedback.
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old.
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap.
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap.

Organizer reserves the right to decline a participant in the swap if their feedback reflects really late sending, terrible communication, or the like. If you arent sure, feel free to ask. I want a nice smooth swap. Craftster newbies welcome!

Details of swap:
Have you been meaning to try a craft forever but just havent gotten around to it? Do you have all the supplies for a craft youve never attempted? Do you want motivation to try something new?
If you answered yes to any of the above (or heck, even if you didnt), this swap could be for you. In the My First _______ Swap, you will send your partner a craft youve never done before. This could be a whole new area (like crocheting a hat when youve never crocheted), or trying a new branch of a craft you do (like sewing a bag when youve only made clothing), though try to keep it somewhat challenging. This swap isn't limited to any specific craft; anything goes as long as it's your first!

Your package should be 3 points in size. Large  = 3 pts, medium = 2 pts, small = 1 pt. Below are the guidelines for item size.

By Size
Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

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

Frequent swappers might notice I left off "hours" in calculating item size. I figure with a brand new craft, all bets on time are off. After all, if it takes you 6 hours to learn how to knit enought to make a washcloth, it's still just a washcloth Wink

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

Name of swap: My First _______ 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):

What crafts do you want to make for the first time?
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?

Favourite colours:
Least favourite colours:
Favourite patterns/themes/materials:
Least favourite patterns/themes materials:

Do you have any allergies or aversions that would affect what you would be able to receive?
Do you have any allergens in your household (eg. pets, smokers, etc)?

Do you have a wist/blog/facebook/etsy or other links you would like to share with your partner?
Any other information for your partner or the organizer?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

1. psyche
2. craftycakelady *new swapper*
3. darkladymajesta
4. stichesxstones
5. kayrun
6. schnerby
7. Keyzmasta

Green = Sent
Blue = Received
Purple = Sent & Received
Orange = Sending Late
Italics = Waiting on Receipt of Delivery
Strikethrough = Sent, Partner Received, Feedback Given

schnerby <--> Keyzmasta
psyche <--> stitchesxstones
kayrun --> craftycakelady --> darkladymajesta --> . . .
(group of 3 - kayrun sends to craftycakelady who sends to darkladymajesta who sends to kayrun)

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356397.0
« Last Edit: September 18, 2010 02:14:32 PM by psyche » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 01:34:30 PM »

What the Participants Want to Try:
I'll be keeping this up to date with what crafts people want to try as more participants join. If you see anything you'd love to receive but it's not in your questionnaire, pop me a PM!
- lap/art quilt / wall hanging  
- microscope slide pendant
- polymer clay
- scrabble tile pendant
- resin
- needle felting
- crochet
- melt & pour soap
- mosaic
- bath bombs
- knitting
- jewellery
- coptic-bound journal
- fabric covered art journal
- fabric book
- mini scrapbook album for your photos
- candles
- bath salts
- glass painting (cups & candle holders)
- stamp carving
- embroidery
- hand sewing felt (eg. felt food, ornaments, flowers)
- tote bag
- pajama pants
- sewn wallet
- embellished journal made from antique book
« Last Edit: July 08, 2010 06:26:32 AM by psyche » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010 01:01:25 AM »

I will sign up as soon as I can clear a spot. I've got 5 swaps open, 4 sent (last one going Monday) but I'm waiting on 2 angels... Will get that sorted soon.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010 07:00:32 AM »

I would like to participate but I have never done a swap before.  Is that okay?  I have several crafts I want to try-- melt and pour soap, knitting, making earrings.  Let me know if I can join in.  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010 07:22:06 AM »

I hope I'll have time to join this one!
My big want-to-try craft is stamp carving....
I'll have to think of a couple of others to give a selection~
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010 09:20:47 AM »

Craftycakelady, you're in! Scherby and kayrun, I hope to see you guys signing up soon. Smiley

(Hey this is my 4000th post! Geez....)

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010 10:45:49 AM »

This sounds like fun!  I should have a swap spot open by the 8th, just waiting on one person to post pics so I can get feedback on one.

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010 03:52:57 PM »

DOH I keep missing out an all the good swaps this sounds like fun!! Have fun everyone!

Hoping to do a personal swap for fabric/supplies
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010 11:08:51 AM »

I sent in my questionnaire! Can't wait to see what my partner wants/likes Smiley

Edit: Yay I am in! It has been a while since I had a swap so I am looking forward to making some goodies Cheesy
« Last Edit: July 04, 2010 12:42:58 PM by darkladymajesta » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010 02:11:54 PM »

DOH I keep missing out an all the good swaps this sounds like fun!! Have fun everyone!

It's hard to wait when you are new, but soon you will be swapping away!
Hopefully there will be a 2nd round of this one so you can join then~
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