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Topic: Mini 12 Days Of Christmas 2011 (signup to 09/01/11; sendout 12/01/11)  (Read 50324 times)
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« on: August 18, 2011 10:30:19 AM »




This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas/Holiday swap but, feel that the 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.  

Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all. If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.

Swap name: 12 Days Of Christmas MINI Swap 2011
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: missmoppet
Sign-up date range: from 08/18/11 until 09/01/11
Date to send items by: December 1, 2011
Limited to a certain number of people: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 16 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap.
  
I reserve the right to deny any craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
ANY "negative" feedback and/or comments
poor communication in past swaps
consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)

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/NO

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
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback.  YES
-Has participated and received positive feedback in at least 1 other swap.  YES
- 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:

The idea of this swap is to craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items IN the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 12 to 7, for days 6, 5 , 4 & 3 you will make medium items and days , 2, & 1 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

So, the break down will be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 1-6 small
Days 7-10 medium
days 11-12 large

EDIT:
there was some confusion last year on how to lable the gifts.  Days 1-6 small, 7-10 medium, and 11-12 large.  Day 1 will be opened on Dec 14th, and Day 12 will be opened on X-mas.  It will be a large gift and should be the grand fanalie of all the gifts.  Like Margiej said some of us had numbering issues last year.  I'll go back and fix that in the post.  If you want to label them how margiej did thats fine too.  So you put the actuall dates the presents should be opened.  So Dec 14th would be a small and Dec 25th would be the large grand fanalie gift.


In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles with a certain size feel free to make an equivilant to the particular size. For instance, instance instead a medium you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls. Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgement. Put yourself in your partners shoes and ask yourself if you think youd would be happy with the equivilant of the items they choose. And, if in doubt you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion and if youre still in doubt ask another person in this swap. Anyways, heres the guidelines.

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

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

Note: there was slight confusion last year on how to label packages.  So just to make it clear the first package you want your partner to open,  you label as #1.  Then for the 2nd package you want them to open youd label #2 the second and so on.  So, #12 package would be the last package opened.  You can also lable them by dates, as in put DEC 14th on the first gift your partner will open then the last gift would be labled DEC 25th.  Eitehr way you want to label them is fine.  Just make sure that the small gifts are opened first and the last gifts opened are the large.

The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to missmoppet and all PM's must have the subject line: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2011.  This makes it easier on me.

2.You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts. I know some people dont like to post/check in. So Im going to make it fun for everyone. As every Monday I will post a simple question. All you do is answer it and say one of the following: a) still crafting, b)done crafting or c)mailed items

3.PM's must be sent to missmoppet and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to missmoppet and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems! This is mandatory!

4.When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that they Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office

2. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

3. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of they year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

4. Also, if you will be shipping TO a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include any thing that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

5. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be use for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

6. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST or a PINTEREST. These are  a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like.  

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2011 06:07:42 AM by missmoppet » THIS ROCKS   Logged

-I give up on making TOL pendants.  If anyone would like to have my stone chips, wire and ect.  I would gladly trade it all for some knitting/crochet stuff.

-Currently crafting.....A Weasley blanket.  I'd love some squares made from fellow Craftsters.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011 10:30:57 AM »

Questionnaire to PM to missmoppet:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2011
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergenes in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Posting once a week in the thread is REQUIRED are you willing to do this?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 7 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?
Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

If your wanting holiday themed items please answer the following questions.  If dont want holiday items please skip to the next set of questions.
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...)a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)
What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, starts, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes please list some of your favorites:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES.  If youd like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you dont want any of these items, you can skip this section.
tshirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

To help your partner be more intuned to your likes/dislikes as well as particular items you would be thrilled to receive please post links to following below.
*wist?
*pinterest?
*any other wish lists & ect?


*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included:(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?
*Any other friend or family member to be included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...

Do not reply to your questionnaire here, please PM it to missmoppet

« Last Edit: August 21, 2011 11:58:39 AM by alteredmommy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

-I give up on making TOL pendants.  If anyone would like to have my stone chips, wire and ect.  I would gladly trade it all for some knitting/crochet stuff.

-Currently crafting.....A Weasley blanket.  I'd love some squares made from fellow Craftsters.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011 10:31:33 AM »

 Cheesy santas little helpers Cheesy
1.  missmoppet
2.  raewolo
3.  thatcraftyrabbit
4.  holistic knitter
5.  StickerChic87
6.  crazy4bags
7.  CleanFeelin
8.  margiej
9.  lindyv321
10. ironic
11. quaggy
12. Calsters
13. legatostroke
14. redstar13
15. padfoot
16. ChrisSews
17. noelle
18. PurplePaisley
19. Faux_Valentine
20. lukenlarry
21. rubies-pearls
22. zigg13pra
23. GoldenSunshine
24. leashhh
25. meleriffic
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011 10:52:56 AM by missmoppet » THIS ROCKS   Logged

-I give up on making TOL pendants.  If anyone would like to have my stone chips, wire and ect.  I would gladly trade it all for some knitting/crochet stuff.

-Currently crafting.....A Weasley blanket.  I'd love some squares made from fellow Craftsters.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011 10:32:15 AM »

green-you sent
blue-your package has been recieved
purple-done and feedback given
red-contact me immediantly

PARTNERS-WHOO!

missmoppet<->Calsters

raewolo <-> holistic knitter

thatcraftyrabbit <-> lindyv321

crazy4bags <-> lukenlarry

CleanFeelin <-> ironic

margiej <-> PurplePaisley

noelle <-> zigg13pra

Faux_Valentine <-> StickerChic87

rubies-pearls <-> legatostroke

GoldenSunshine <-> padfoot

leashhh <-> ChrisSews

quaggy -> redstar13 -> meleriffic -> quaggy
(we ended up with an extra so, you guys a round robin group)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011 10:52:21 AM by missmoppet » THIS ROCKS   Logged

-I give up on making TOL pendants.  If anyone would like to have my stone chips, wire and ect.  I would gladly trade it all for some knitting/crochet stuff.

-Currently crafting.....A Weasley blanket.  I'd love some squares made from fellow Craftsters.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011 12:32:14 PM »

Ok i need to get to filling out this questionnaire!
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miknessevie
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011 01:41:31 PM »

wow this looks really fun!  How was the regular 12 days of Christmas different from the mini one?  Was it more large items?
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If you'd like to swap for some good clean fun, pm me!  I make cold processed goats milk soap and shampoo bars.

www.wists.com/miknessevie
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011 01:45:59 PM »

wow this looks really fun!  How was the regular 12 days of Christmas different from the mini one?  Was it more large items?

They both do items for 12 days.  However, in this swap you will craft/buy one item for each day.  In the big one its 12 items on the 12th day, 11 items on the 11th day, 10 on the 10th day and so on.  I've done both the big one and the mini one.  Both are super fun, but the big one is very time consuming and with so much crafting can be a bit overwhelming.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

-I give up on making TOL pendants.  If anyone would like to have my stone chips, wire and ect.  I would gladly trade it all for some knitting/crochet stuff.

-Currently crafting.....A Weasley blanket.  I'd love some squares made from fellow Craftsters.
Faux_Valentine
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011 01:52:18 PM »

I've done 13 days of halloween before and i've been in the stocking swap ( which i adore) and i think this sounds like a ton of fun. i will seriously consider joining since crafting time is so long i feel i could handle it with my class load
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011 02:00:10 PM »

I've done 13 days of halloween before and i've been in the stocking swap ( which i adore) and i think this sounds like a ton of fun. i will seriously consider joining since crafting time is so long i feel i could handle it with my class load


Yeah, I wanted to give everyone a long crafting time.  It just makes the swap easier for everyone that way.  And people are more likely to join since they wont be thinking 'oh my, that carfting time is really short, I dont think I could find time to do this swap."  Plus, a person can always send early if they finish early.  Anyways, you should totally join!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

-I give up on making TOL pendants.  If anyone would like to have my stone chips, wire and ect.  I would gladly trade it all for some knitting/crochet stuff.

-Currently crafting.....A Weasley blanket.  I'd love some squares made from fellow Craftsters.
raewolo
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011 02:43:28 PM »

squee! this rocks! i have so many ideas in my head, and i don't even have a partner yet!
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