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« on: August 23, 2011 06:48:03 PM »

Swap name: Advent Calendar Swap 2011
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: MareMare
Co-Organizer: J_Kieviet
Sign-up date range: August 23-September 6 (10 pm pacific)
Date to send item by: November 21st (earlier is advised if sending internationally)

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? 18

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/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:

This is for everyone that loves Advent Calendars and would love to get an awesome Advent Calendar that you can re-use every year!

The requirements:
1.  A Crafted Advent Calendar, made using any method you would like as long as it is reusable and will hold up with yearly use (see links to fun crafty Advent Calendars at bottom of post). Equivalent to medium or large item.
2.  24 teeny items to put in calendar, along with a greeting, joke, story, quote or poem in the holiday spirit with each days item (could be related to the item, your partner, the holidays in general). These can be candy, small treats, small crafted items, etc. Crafted or store bought or a mixture. One fun idea might be a small crafting kit, with small parts of it spread out over multiple days!
3.  A medium crafted item to be opened Christmas Day. This could be a stocking or any medium item that your partner will love. *Please remember to wrap this item and label it for Christmas Day opening!*


This is a decent sized swap with a longer crafting period and a very important receive by date. If you have poor feedback regarding communication or late sending in your feedback the organizers reserve the right to not admit you to the swap.

Communication is very important to me, and I expect you to post in the sign-up thread and keep up with it. I will not be checking to see that you post weekly or anything, but please keep in contact with your partner and myself. If your partner or one of the organizers pms you, you need to respond in a timely manner, which I define as within 2 days. If you go out of town, you need to inform your partner and myself. When you send and receive you must pm your partner and myself. See, good communication is easy!


Questionnaire to fill out and pm to both MareMare and J_Kieviet

Name of swap: Advent Calendar Swap 2011
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name & Address (formatted for mailing):
 Have you read and understand all of the rules to this swap?
Are you at least 16 years old?  Yes/No
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt.  Yes/No
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Please list any allergies that would prevent you from being partnered with someone. (If youre severely allergic to items from smoking house or something with pet hair would make you sick.)
Do you have any allergens in your home (please list specific pets or smoking):

What crafts do you do?
What kinds of crafts would you like to receive?
Do you have a holiday theme or decorating scheme you like? (ie, Snowflakes, holly, Snoopy, only red and silver)
Would you like to receive ornaments?
What is your favorite Holiday movie or show?
What is your favorite Holiday song?
What is your favorite quote (Holiday or otherwise)?
Do you celebrate any of the religious aspects of the holiday season? And, what is your preference as far as receiving religious items?
Please list your favorite:
1.Snack
2. Candy
3. Beverage

Are there any crafts that you would like to learn?
Anything you would not like to receive?

Are there certain types/crafting methods of advent calendars you might prefer or not prefer to receive?

Please list 5 medium crafted items that you would like (just to give your partner some ideas):
(A medium item is defined as a craft or recon, etc that takes you two hours to complete OR $20 worth of store bought items. Some examples of mediums: a simple stenciled shirt, a tote bag, a small embroidery, a set of small pouches, a couple of handmade soaps)
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2.
3.
4.
5.

Please list 5 teeny tiny things you love:
(examples: shiny buttons, mini Milky Ways, candy sprinkles for baking)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Do you collect anything?
Do you have a Significant Other, child(ren) or pet(s) that might like to receive something in this swap? Please list their name(s) and any details about them that would help your partner craft for them.
Please list your Wist/Pinterest if you have one:
If you would like to start a Pinterest Holiday board that would be great!

Anything else you would 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.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

And for even more about swapping, check out Information and Tips for Swappers


Ready for some Inspiration? Here's some~

Craftster Projects:

Here are some links I'm collecting, just clicking on the advent calendar tag pulls up tons of good stuff!

Felt Tree Advent Calendar
Matchbox Cookie Sheet Advent Calendar
Another Matchbox Advent Calendar (see pic below)
Hanging Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar Quilt
Styrofoam Block Advent Calendar
Sphere Advent Calendar
Banner Style Advent Calendar
Felt Garland Advent Calendar
Tardis Advent Calendar


Non-Craftster projects:

Awesome Blog round up of Advent Calendars





Picture from limeriot's wonderful project, found here
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011 06:48:19 PM »

Participants:

1. MareMare
2. J_Kieviet
3. mom2em
4. holistic knitter
5. adrienne_bowers
6. Myrdda
7. LimeRiot
8. purple_girl
9. EllaRain
10. CabinArts
11. celticgoddess
12. DesignVigilante
13. goldfishpollywog
14. disposableactor
15. tracethekat
16. tree27
17. koalascout
18. thatcraftyrabbit
19. grasshopper


Partners:

MareMare's Group

LimeRiot > CabinArts > koalascout > LimeRiot
J_Kieviet <--> Myrdda
EllaRain <--> tracethekat
DesignVigilante <--> goldfishpollywog
Tree27 <--> celticgoddess



J_Kieviet's Group

MareMare <--> disposableactor
mom2em <--> grasshopper
holistic knitter <--> purple_girl
adrienne_bowers <--> thatcraftyrabbit
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011 07:41:26 PM »

This looks like soooo much fun! I'll be keeping my eye on it. Who am I kidding... I'll be sending in my q'nnaire soon Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011 07:41:59 PM »

Woot woot! And thank you for generously letting me put your pic in the sign-up form Limeriot! You rock!
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011 07:56:36 PM »

Oh no!  I totally want to do this, but things are absolutely totally crazy right now....
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011 10:32:20 PM »

Been thinking about having a Advent Calendar for years now.... Seriously considering....very seriously.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011 10:59:04 PM »

Been thinking about having a Advent Calendar for years now.... Seriously considering....very seriously.
Dooooo it! Wink

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2011 11:49:44 PM »

OK, a stupid question. Teeny tiny items are obviously by size (right?) but are the 5 medium crafted items according to the point system? I mean by size OR by time? Or are they only according to size also?

By the way, the questionnaire is missing a question about allergens at your home, that might help partnering a bit. Smiley

I don't really need an advent calendar but I'd love to join some Christmas swap and out of the three (this one, mini 12 days and 12 days) this seems most likely for me. Mainly because I'm a little bit intimidated by the large items needed in the other swaps...
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011 12:24:02 AM »

OK, a stupid question. Teeny tiny items are obviously by size (right?) but are the 5 medium crafted items according to the point system? I mean by size OR by time? Or are they only according to size also?

By the way, the questionnaire is missing a question about allergens at your home, that might help partnering a bit. Smiley

I don't really need an advent calendar but I'd love to join some Christmas swap and out of the three (this one, mini 12 days and 12 days) this seems most likely for me. Mainly because I'm a little bit intimidated by the large items needed in the other swaps...

Der, can't believe I forgot the allergen question, thanks! Grin

There will also be at least one stocking swap too! There will be more Christmas ones definitely! Some of the bigger ones just need to start up early.

On the five mediums I guess you mean the questions I'm asking? We're not making 5 mediums. Yeah just use your best judgment, we're smart people and we know what a medium item is and what isn't. It can be size or time. A knitted sweater isn't a medium and a super simple pair of earrings probably isn't a medium either. I'll put in more of a guideline for clarification.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011 12:32:41 AM »

OK, thanks for clearing this up for me. Smiley
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