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« on: September 13, 2010 02:33:53 PM »

In a nut shell the sweat shoppe swap is a grab bag style swap. Everyone crafts 5 or 10 like items, and in return you will receive 5 or 10 different items. Since you don't have to customize for each of your partners, a lot of people like to make their items ahead of time before signups close, but it is your choice. This is a special round where we are making ornaments. It does not need to be Holiday or Winter related.  Please make a sample of what you are offering and post the picture on this thread before signups end so people can make their top picks list.

Here are the details;

Swap name:Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap (SSS Ornament)


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: GatorWrangler
Sign-up date range: Sept 13 to Sept 25
PM Organizer top picks by: Sept 27, 10pm eastern
Must be finished crafting (green) by: Oct 28
Date to send item by: Nov 1

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

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


This next part is for me and the Mods...
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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- 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:
~Each participant will make 5 or 10 like ornaments.
~Each item/set should be the best representation of your work, and have an estimated retail value of between $7-$10 USD. If you have any doubt, post your item in the business discussion board and see what others there think. Or you may post in the sweat shoppe discussion thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84367.0 ,
~ When sign ups close, I will ask everyone for a 'top picks list'. That list is a wish list, from the items that are offered, and there will be an effort to match to you, as many items on your list, the remainder of items will be randomly placed.
~Then I will post a list on the forum for about a day. During this time, people can bring any errors to my attention. DO NOT PM ANY PARTNERS DURING THIS TIME UNTIL I GIVE THE OKAY.
~We have a system for sending early; the master list of swappers will be color coded for those who are ready to receive items. When you are finished crafting, you will PM me, and I will change the color of your name on the master list to green, at that time you may send to any other green/ready person! I will also send out a check in PM for those who are not finished early, and at that time your status will be determined.
~ Make sure to get a Delivery Confirmation number for all Domestic shipments. If the item is International, make sure to save your receipt.
~ Feedback will be given when all 5 items are confirmed as received.
~ Positive feedback will be given for all people complying with the craftster swap guidelines. Late senders will be recorded in the comments section, as will poor communication. If I have to track you down, for confirming you have received or sent items, this is poor communication. When an item arrives at your door, you are expected to PM the sender of an item as well as GatorWrangler, and post in the gallery.
~ there are a lot of veteran sweat shoppers here, if you have any questions please feel free to ask your questions here OR you can PM me!
~ You may put your 'name in the hat' once (for 5 items) or twice (for 10 items)


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If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (GatorWrangler):
Please note: this is an international swap. You may be partnered to send to people out of country.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
please put SSS Ornament in the subject line!
Name of swap; Sweat Shoppe Ornament
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Do you plan to make 5 or 10 items?
My item(s)/set is called; (think of something descriptively unique  )

You must pm GatorWrangler when you send AND when you receive!  Your feedback will reflect non communication
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010 02:34:27 PM »

participants:
green = finished crafting and ready to send

GatorWrangler (10) - S'more Winter Sledding or Cozy Cardinal

klum78 (5) - Owl Be Home for Christmas Ornaments

Avian Flight (5) - Critter Balls

HippieKender (5) - Snowballs for Sale

onegroovyday (5) - Christmas Mouse

cinnamon teal (10) - Mini Stockings and/or Mini Sweaters (not quite sure)

imafundork (5) - Knit Baubles

SimplyFabulous! (5) - Felt, embroidered penguin

luckdragon (5) - gnome for christmas

titaniumhip (5) - Hand-painted Monster Decorations

lindsay614 (5) - Woodland Trees

missmelissa (10) - little red mittens

calliebuggie (5) - will decide before signups end

gigglygirl (5) - Christmas ragdoll cuties

koalascout (10) - hot sauce angel

sloanlaw (10) - Too Yummy For His Own Good Gingerbread Man

ktlady (10) - Fancy Felt Christmas Balls


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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010 02:35:13 PM »

I will be making S'more Winter Sledding ornaments and Cozy Cardinal ornaments.  My swap partners will be able to choose which one of the two they want. I hope people like them. Smiley


S'more Winter Sledding Ornament


Cozy Cardinal Ornament (is made with a jingle bell)
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010 03:14:15 PM »

sounds fun!
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010 04:05:48 PM »

This sounds like alot of fun.  I might join up, gotta think about it.

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010 01:20:16 PM »

I think I know what I want to make.  It's a new-to-me pattern, so I want to try it out first before committing.  I should have time in the next few days to make one. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010 01:29:07 PM »

Fun, fun, fun!  I am thinking of offering owl ornaments.  Kind of like these guys (not my etsy) but out of various fabrics, not just Christmas ones:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/56311487/owl-christmas-ornament
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010 04:04:01 PM »

I would love an owl ornament! Smiley  I know what I'm making and should have a sample picture up soon. I hope.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010 04:23:57 PM »

ooh- I love ornaments!  I am currently doing 2 swaps PLUS a few craft shows, so I don't know if this would put me over my 'crafting limit'.....bookmarking to ck back closer to deadline  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010 04:25:03 PM »

I'm very intrigued! I may have to join this one.
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