Swap name: Blue Purse Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: crafty_dame
Sign-up date range: June 18, 2005 Ė July 02, 2005
Date to send item by: July 23, 2005
Limited to a certain number of people? no, but if it starts to get extremely popular, I might get overwhelmed and cap it. So if youíre interested, sign up right away!
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Most definitely.
All ages allowed? Or 18+? sure
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping
and will make sure that every participant
meets these conditions: YES
Details of swap:
please check out the galleries for the hot pink purse swap and the funky black purse swap. Itís really awesome how creative and different the bags all were, even we were all using the same colour.
you could do blue on blue stenciling, textured blue fabric, blue sequins, cool blue upholstery fabric, blue appliquť, knitted or crocheted blue bags, basically anything as long as blue was the main colour in it.
Everyone will make one blue purse, and receive one blue purse in return.
There have been a lot of flakes lately in swaps, and a lot of half-assed swap packages being sent. Please donít sign up unless youíre willing to put effort into the bag you make. Iím using the same questionnaire as I used for the black purse swap, and I think it worked pretty well. I know it has a lot of questions, but please answer them with as many details as possible. I really want to try to match everyone with a partner who will make them a bag that suits them. Iím not guaranteeing that you will be swapping with someone in your own country, and Iím not going to automatically match Canadians with people overseas. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS BEFORE YOU SIGN UP! YOU MAY HAVE TO SHIP OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY! My biggest priority is going to be matching people up by styles and that sort of thing, not by geography.
When you mail your package, you need to let me and your swap partner know. Please send us a pm. And you MUST use Delivery Confirmation. I know that itís sometimes not possible, or too expensive when shipping between countries, but itís REQUIRED when youíre shipping within your own country. And please ask at the post office if youíre shipping between countries. Sometimes it is possible to get it, and itís only a few dollars more. If you are shipping to a different country, you MUST save your receipt. If your partner doesnít get their bag, and you didnít save your receipt, you are responsible for replacing it!
When you get your package, you need to let me and your swap partner know. Please send us a pm. Post pictures in the swap gallery if possible. If pictures arenít possible, please post a description in the gallery.
PLEASE TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING YOUR PARTNER WILL LIKE. Everyone has different tastes, and thatís fine, but if your partner says they hate red and blue together, DONíT make them a red and blue purse. It may seem obvious, but apparently itís not.
PLEASE DONíT FINISH YOUR PURSE BEFORE YOU ARE ASSIGNED A PARTNER. Please wait to see what your partner would like. Iím allowing three weeks between the end of sign up and the mail date, if you donít think this is enough time, please let me know.
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Blue Purse Swap
Your real name:
You MUST be willing to ship to an address outside of the US to participate in this swap. Are you willing?
HAVE YOU PARTICPATED IN SWAPS ON CRAFTSTER BEFORE?
WHAT SIZE OF BAG WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE? (ie, wrist bag, clutch, handbag, shoulderbag, etc)
WHATíS YOUR STYLE? (ie, goth, preppy, punk, girly, etc)
WHAT SHADES OF BLUE DO YOU LIKE? HATE?
WHAT COLOURS DO YOU LIKE WITH BLUE? WHAT COLOURS DO YOU HATE WITH BLUE?
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVOURITE IMAGES OR SYMBOLS? (ie, stars, skulls, hearts, broken hearts, etc)
WHAT WOULD YOU LOVE TO RECEIVE? HATE TO RECEIVE?
WHAT ARE YOUR CRAFT SKILLS? (ie, sewing, knitting, reconstructing, embroidery, etc)
WHAT KIND OF BAG ARE YOU THINKING OF SENDING?
CAN YOU PROVIDE LINKS THAT WOULD HELP YOUR SWAP PARTNER GET AN IDEA OF WHO YOU ARE, YOUR STYLE? (ie, posts youíve made on craftster, a website, a livejournal, whatever)
DO YOU HAVE A WAY TO POST PICTURES THAT YOU ACCESS REGULARILY? (ie, if your access is at your motherís once a month, say no!)
DO YOU GIVE YOUR PARTNER PERMISSION TO POST PICTURES OF THE BAG THEY RECEIVE IN THE SWAP GALLERY?
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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER PARTICIPATED IN A SWAP, PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE SIGNING UP!
and the partners are.......
highway16 <-> HHH
crafty_dame <-> momwith3kids
everybabyweeps <-> americandemockracy
kat_penguino <-> junquette
sewberrycrazy <-> pibbgirl
pleca <-> carina