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« on: April 24, 2011 01:40:49 PM »

Gallery Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382225.0




Swap name: Visit My Town!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: blushingbluegrass
Sign-up date range: 4-24-11 to 5-8-11
Date to send item by: 6-4-11

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

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

Additional Age requirement? No!

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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Does your town make awesome jams? Do you live in the home of the Taffy Festival? Would you love to share your town's awesome-ness with a fellow crafter? If so, this swap could be for you!

This swap is designed to pair up partners who are interested in learning about where each other live. It will go something like this: you will send your partner locally made item(s) totaling $10-$15. These should not be items bought at the local Wal-Mart, Target, large chain store. This is your chance to show off things your town does well! Not sure of where to go? Branch out and find something new! Head to Farmer's Markets or craft shows, even check etsy for local sellers. There are tons of ways to find locally handmade items!

Additionally, you will make one medium crafted item inspired by your PARTNER's locale. This could involve the town's symbol, favorite past time, largest festival, etc. Do your research! Even the smallest towns generally have a website or wiki page. You can even ask your partner for help! Examples could be a handbound book of regional recipes, wall art with the town's flower, or an embroidered hoop with a quote from a hometown hero. Be creative!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country (as it would need to appear on a package)
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)

Please list any allergens in your home (smokers/pets, etc.)

Please list any allergies that you have:



Any crafts you particularly admire (ie, sewing, knitting...) and would like to receive:
Any crafts you really aren't into:
What are your craft skills?

Love/Hate:
Fabrics:
Scents:
Colors:

Favorite part of living in your town:
Regional animals that you like:
Town heroes you admire:
Regional festivals/craft shows:
Favorite regional snacks/treats:
Any websites related to your town:

Anything else you want to let me know about town?


Would you like to receive jewelry:
     earrings?
     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     preferred metal types (gold tone, silver, pewter, gunmetal, copper...)?
    
Would you like clothes made for you?
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?
   head measurement?
   arm measurement from wrist to elbow?

Would you prefer to receive an edible locally made item?
   sweet or salty?
   drinkable?
   favorite snack?
   spices?
   dietary restrictions?
  
Would you prefer to receive a non-edible locally made item? What types of items would you be interested in receiving?

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Swappers:
1. blushingbluegrass
2. A2JC4life
3. adrienne_bowers
4. mgailp
5. DeSade13
6. sugarsandwitch
7. AprilInAutumn
8. How Lovely

Partners!
DeSade13 ------------------ AprilInAutumn
A2JC4life ------------------- sugarsandwitch
How Lovely ---------------- mgailp
adrienne_bowers ---------- blushingbluegrass
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A2JC4life
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011 02:08:36 PM »

May I suggest that you add to the questionnaire a place to add the town's website if you know it?  In many instances, it might be easier for us to find our own town's website than someone else's (or we might already have it bookmarked Wink ), because of familiarity. 

Headed off to fill out my questionnaire!
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keeperrox
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011 03:25:38 PM »

I definitely want to join in, but I think I'm going to wait to send it my questionnaire.  I just offered to angel another swap, so want to see if I'm going to be needed for that and make a decision about what I will make before I commit to this.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011 03:56:53 PM »

May I suggest that you add to the questionnaire a place to add the town's website if you know it?  In many instances, it might be easier for us to find our own town's website than someone else's (or we might already have it bookmarked Wink ), because of familiarity. 

Headed off to fill out my questionnaire!

Great idea! Adding that now.
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StickerChic87
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011 03:59:20 PM »

Oh this sounds like so much fun! I cant this time (too much on my plate right now), but maybe if there is another round, Id love to join. Ill be watching though, have fun everyone! Smiley
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Cranbeary
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011 04:50:12 PM »

This sounds like a really fun swap! I won't be eligible to sign-up by the cut-off date, but I'd love to participate in the next round (if there is one) and will be watching this thread to see what everyone swaps!
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DaisyTattoo
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011 08:16:58 PM »

This sounds really fun! I am from Peoria, IL, Home to Caterpillar Inc, Susan G Komen, Richard Pryor, and Sam Kennison. Third largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago Metropolitan area. But I need to make sure I can fully commit to this swap before I join.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011 04:13:18 PM »

I want to join in but I'm limiting my self to one bier swap a time, so I'm going to have finish up making stuff for that one.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011 05:09:46 PM »

aw, i'll have to think about it too. i had a million ideas of what to craft representing my town, and i just signed up for another swap.
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tiffi_333
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011 10:50:29 AM »

i really want to sign up for this one, i was waiting for this one to start up actually, but i signed up for another swap where i actually have to make 3 packages. I have to send by the 16th so if i can get everything all finished up a bit early ill sign up for this one too Smiley
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