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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2010 06:21:30 PM »

I think the cute vs scary should be personal preference... maybe have a Q in the questionnaire about what you would like to receive and what you'd want to make?
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2010 08:28:35 PM »

wooo! I am so glad you guys liked my idea Smiley  I would love to have them out on display for halloween Smiley
and loves2experiment you get my vote for organizer, and let me know if you want a co- I could manage that Smiley
and I agree about letting people pick if they want cute or creepy....for me, I would not mind either, but prefer un-cute
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2010 08:53:26 PM »

How about including a question in the sign-ups that allows each swapper to indicate whether he/she would like to receive a cute chunky house, a creepy chunky house, or a surprise...with the understanding that all participants should be prepared to make either cute or creepy houses for their partners

Does this sound like a fair approach to the swap?  My main concern is that if we include a question that asks what the swapper would like to make, we might have a problem pairing folks up if we get more swappers that like cute chunky houses, or vice versa Undecided     

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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2010 05:17:16 AM »

There may not be anyone who wants a cute one!  It seems like everyone who has commented one way or the other likes the spooky ones (including me).   Smiley 
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2010 11:29:27 AM »

I love any excuse to make a chunky house - the only prob is that I don't celebrate halloween! I like things like vampires, and silly things like Addams family etc - so maybe I could ask for a theme like that?? Or would that be too restricting? - being a Christian means I can't really have real halloween themes on display Sad
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2010 04:27:02 PM »

Ooh, I might just have to join this one.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2010 07:52:45 AM »

Or how about vintage style? I think I'd actually like one if each - scary, cute, vintage & random. (Thinking of a fortune teller, or maybe steampunk Halloween theme... I have too many ideas rolling around in my head right now!)
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2010 08:40:14 AM »

The original swap details for the chunky houses is based on "artist's choice". 

I sorta feel that we're restricting/limiting creativity if we specify what we'd like to receive Undecided  Having said that, I also like to try to accomodate everyone who wants to be in on the swap Undecided

So here's what I'm thinking.  I will not include a question asking for preferences in the questionnaire, but if someone has an aversion to morbid themes, strong religious convictions, etc., note that down in your swap questionnaire and I will try my best to match folks up.  No promises though...so everyone has to play nice and appreciate that good intentions were exercised when partners were paired up!
 
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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2010 09:22:48 AM »

Sounds good Loves.  I agree that most times it's best if people do what they enjoy making.  I make my houses with a theme in mind and it's alot easier to work on them as a whole.
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2010 10:05:19 AM »

That works for me! Smiley
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