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A2JC4life
« on: March 30, 2011 10:26:22 AM »

Any suggestions for categories that help with swapping?  Are there certain things you separate, or don't bother separating?  I'm thinking, for instance, that favorite colors and patterns might beneficially be separated from whole objects/projects one likes.  But some of you have been using these for a little while now and/or swapping with them as your reference points.  I'm interested in your "veterans' perspective." Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011 12:59:53 PM »

I don't use Pinterest, but I did spend some time getting my wist tags organised recently. I look at lots of wists/pinterests for Ongoing Wish Swap, and the categories I find most helpful are ones based on skills/craft mediums. e.g. Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Wall Art, Embroidery, etc. Also a category for Fabrics/colours could be helpful for swapping too. So if I'm wanting to sew, I only have one category to look through for items (maybe another for fabrics/colours) - even though sewn items could include clothing, accessories, bags, homewares, etc.

Does that make sense?
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011 01:25:38 PM »

I think so.  You're saying that it would be helpful to you, as a swap partner, to have my "please make this for me" stuff broken down by the skills required to make it, right?  Like, "please sew this for me, "please crochet this for me," etc.  So that you don't waste your time looking at crocheted stuff if you can't crochet.  That makes sense to me!
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011 02:01:07 PM »

Exactly! If you sort it by Bags, Clothing, Accessories, Homewares, etc., I have to look through everything to find all the possible projects that match my skills. Smiley

I tag my wist items with both - e.g. bag + knit, or accessories + sewing, but when I'm searching, it's the "skills" tags that help me out most.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011 05:42:23 PM »

I liked your idea about seperate "skills" sections and applied that to my pinterest.

One thing I wanted to suggest:

"Stuff I have recieved in swaps" Board

One of my swap partners had this on hers and I totally ran with it too since it helped me to not to duplicate anything she had previously recieved.
It also saved a lot of time in looking up her seperate posts for each swap.
Don't get me wrong, I love the stalking process! Sometimes I like things easy too.

Now to figure out how to post stuff I've made for people without previously posting it anywhere online. Right now I don't think I can.   

I have to say, I love Pinterest!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011 05:31:03 PM »

I also like to add boards for a specific swap too. I had a separate board for the Apocalyptic Fashion Swap, because those pins weren't things my partner would find anywhere else. It's a big help if the swap is a tv show or book, to get an idea for the aesthetic your partner is hoping for.
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A2JC4life
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011 11:09:58 AM »

Ooh.  Good idea.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012 02:55:46 AM »

This is a brilliant discussion!  I took all of your advice.  I do have one question though:  Does anyone know how to move something if you put it in the wrong place on Pinster? 

Or how to delete a specific thing?  I have only seen "delete board".  I just started my pinster so I will if I have to, but I really don't want to if I can avoid it.

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012 03:37:37 AM »

Click on the thing in the wrong spot, and it will have an "Edit Pin" button. Click that and choose the board you want the pin to go on from the drop down menu.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012 01:12:52 AM »

I liked your idea about seperate "skills" sections and applied that to my pinterest.

One thing I wanted to suggest:

"Stuff I have recieved in swaps" Board

One of my swap partners had this on hers and I totally ran with it too since it helped me to not to duplicate anything she had previously recieved.
It also saved a lot of time in looking up her seperate posts for each swap.
Don't get me wrong, I love the stalking process! Sometimes I like things easy too.

Now to figure out how to post stuff I've made for people without previously posting it anywhere online. Right now I don't think I can.   

I have to say, I love Pinterest!!!

I have a board like that I call it "Swap Swag" I also have a "Stuff I made" board. As for the pin picutres you havnt put anywhere else online you can upload your own pictures. Just click the "add" button and the top of the screen then "upload a pin"
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012 04:41:40 PM »

THANK YOU Scarlet_nights!!!
I will have to try the "add" thing tonight when there are less distractions.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012 12:17:53 PM »

I'm only on my first swap but put together a "Swaps - things i like" board which provides ideas as to my tastes. I'll either add to this or make a new board for another swap depending on the theme and whether there's any crossover. Once they have my pinterest they can always look at my other boards to see what sort of things I like. I also have two "Things I have made" boards split by sewing and paper
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012 09:11:48 AM »

I tried to label mine clearly. I have one called ideas for swap partners, things to make in 2012, awesome diy projects, and fabrics I love. Sometimes it's hard to convey the types of fabrics you like through a questionnaire, so the fabric board comes in handy! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012 02:05:07 AM »

I have 5 boards.
Dream Home: Anything I want to be in my home.
My Crafts: Anything I've made.
My Style: Stuff I would wear.
Craft Ideas: Things I want to make/tutorials I've found.
Geek Things: Anything that's geeky Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012 02:03:44 PM »

I have 15 boards ( Shocked ) on my Pinterest, some of which are only relevant for me (Craft ideas for me, Christmas present ideas, dorm room ideas, food to make, and (store-bought) things I want, etc.).

The rest are all mostly craft-related. I usually have a board relevant to whatever swap I'm currently in, labelled with the name of that swap so my partner can find it easily. Then I break everything down my what type of craft it is- crochet, sewing, embroidery, etc. I also have a board for general inspiration, usually things like color schemes and fabrics.

I'm also working on putting together a board of everything I've ever received in a swap, so my partners a) know what I already have (especially if it's my second or third time in that swap) and b) they get a better idea of how others have interpreted my likes/dislikes.
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012 03:59:34 AM »

I try to make sure I put in my questionare what boards they can find ideas pertaining to this swap. Like I just did a Futurama swap, so I put in my questionare the link to my pinterest and "all futurama related things are on the  "nerd stuff" board." That way they can go straight there for ideas or just look around at the rest of my stuff for a general idea of my style.

The other thing I always make sure I do when I'm pinning, is to put in the description specific things I like or dislike about item. For example say I'm pinning a purse I'll put "love this style, would prefer it in another color and with a bow instead of a flower" that way I can pin stuff that I like certain elements of and not worry about someone seeing it and making it with the parts I don't like, if that makes sense. It also sometimes helps me to remember why I pinned something in the first place so I'm not like "what on earth was I thinking when I pinned that hidious dress" and then delete it only to later remember that I pinned it because I liked how they did the straps on it and now its gone and I can't find it again.
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meowari
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2012 02:09:33 PM »

I just read this the other day and then spent the last two mornings adding boards for my "Made" and "Received" swap items. What a great idea! I started a "Craftster Likes" board, too, but haven't pinned much on it. I hope everyone reads this post and does something similar, it would make it a lot easier to stalk people!!! I labeled each pin with the name of the swap and the year, and it was kind of fun looking back at them. Thanks again for the idea!
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