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« on: August 02, 2012 01:25:58 PM »



Swap name:  One Tiny Thing 2012 London Olympics
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  gerbilgal
Sign-up date range:  signups August 2 to August 6 (11pm eastern time)
Date to send item by:  August 20, 2012

Limited to a certain number of people?  24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? 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: N/A
- 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

Details of swap:

The idea is to make one tiny Olympics Themed craft item.  It should be physically small (miniatures are encouraged) and should be something that you can craft with a high level of skill.  Even if it is a fairly simple/easy item for you to make, please embellish or perfect it so that it best represents your skill.  (For example, if you wish to make a coin purse, I encourage you to embroider, add beading, or take other steps to make it a really special piece.)

You will receive only one partner.  You may only send that partner ONE tiny craft - "extras" are not allowed in this swap.  All items must be 5"x5" or smaller.  The idea behind this swap is to give you a simple, low-pressure craft swap that won't stress you out or cost a lot to ship. Since it is the Olympics,  I am making this OTT 5 inches or smaller.

How do you know if your idea is "tiny?"  Examples:  A coin purse is tiny; a clutch purse is not.  A pair of earrings is tiny; a necklace, earrings, and bracelet set is not.  A trinket box is tiny; a pencil box is not.  If you're not sure if your idea qualifies as "tiny," ask me!

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND DON'T REPLY WITH IT HERE.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Craftster Username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

What craft skills can you use to make a good quality tiny item:

What craft skills would you like your tiny item to be made with:

What kind of tiny Olympic thing would you like to receive? (this is just a guideline):

What are your favorite colors / motifs / styles:

Do you have any allergies?

Do you smoke or have pets in your household?

What else would you like to tell your partner?

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A few other things to follow:

1.   Please post on this thread. A simple I'm in! or whatever will suffice. This is so I'm certain you get all messages.

2.   Please put OTT Olympics in the subject line of all PM's - don't send me a PM with no subject as I might miss it!

3.   A DC# is not required since the packages are very small.  In all cases, save your receipt and be prepared to
      show me a copy if there are problems with your package arriving in a timely fashion

4.   Remember send only ONE tiny item, no extras!  It will be noted in your feedback if you don't follow
     the 'rule' and send extras

5.   I'm hoping that no one will send late but, if closer to send out date, you know you are going to be late, you
      MUST inform me and your partner.


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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012 01:26:33 PM »

Crafters:

01. gerbilgal - organizer
02. Calabaza
03. StickerChic87
04. bec99 - Australia - Welcome International Swapper!
05. crazyda79

Partners:

crazyda79 - StickerChic87

Round Robin  - 1 crafts for 2. 2 crafts for 3. 3 crafts for 1

(1)gerbilgal -->(2)Calabaza -->(3)bec99
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012 01:49:17 PM »

Oh, cool, it's up already! I'll start working on my q'naire. It shouldn't take too long. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012 05:00:56 PM »

Ok, I'm in too! I'll work on my questionnaire whhiiilllle watching the Olympics haha! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012 06:46:19 PM »

What has been your favorite events so far?  What did you see that you never saw before?

Track and Field coming up soon. Can't wait to see that!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012 07:05:36 PM »

Swimming! I am a horrible swimmer so that stuff always amazes me. And the women's team gymnastics finals! Holy smokes was that good!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012 09:50:12 AM »

Just watched Trampoline and Shot put today. So cool.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012 04:24:40 PM »

Favorite events so far? Oh, man, I don't know. That's a tough one. I have to say I've been really enjoying volleyball (indoor). Swimming and gymnastics are always fun too. Just watching water polo makes me tired! I'm definitely looking forward to track and field as well.

What I've seen that I've never seen before? Someone winning their 20th medal! That was pretty cool.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012 06:42:56 PM »

Hey I found this article about the medals pretty interesting!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/austerity-olympics-each-gold-medal-contains-134-gold

It's kinda funny that the value of the bronze medal is only $3. Of course, they are worth more than just their monetary values Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012 08:16:44 PM »

For anyone thinking of signing up, sign up soon as signups will close late Monday. These swaps run quickly. A good way to get your feet wet in swapping.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012 09:11:14 PM »

I am in!  Woohoo!
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012 09:14:22 PM »

Yay for more people!
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2012 09:03:47 AM »

*gasp!* We are not alone!  Cheesy Hi, more swappers!
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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2012 02:06:38 PM »

Yay I'm in! Hello Swappers!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012 08:57:55 PM »

Super excited for partners! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012 05:43:38 AM »

I will close once I get back from the vet's office. Which will be about 10:00am eastern. Any last minute crafter....you can squeak in.
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012 01:21:29 PM »

Partners soon. Since it is an odd amount of crafters. I will have to do a round robin.
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012 01:32:54 PM »

Partners posted. Questionaires sent.
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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012 07:45:58 PM »

I'm excited! My husband helped me come up with an idea that I think will be super cute if I can pull it off!
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2012 01:17:18 AM »

Crafting time! EXCITING!  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2012 11:13:08 AM »

I'm done and it is all packed up to go to the PO on Monday! You know how you have certain items you wish you could keep for yourself...this is one of them. It was hard to let it go Cry

Hope you like it, crazyda79! Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012 10:55:16 AM »

Weekly check in. Just post that you are still here and crafting away. I am working on my partner's goodie in the lab tomorrow on campus.
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012 12:00:06 PM »

I am still here working away.  I am going in for surgery tomorrow but will be home Wednesday to work work work some more on this. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2012 12:17:39 PM »

I'm still here but not crafting away quite yet. I'm in the planning stage but should progress to crafting very soon  Smiley .
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2012 02:56:21 PM »

I have finished and will be posting on thurs as tomorrow is a public holiday here   Grin
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2012 03:54:27 PM »

I sent this morning! It says it should be there Thursday Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012 08:23:30 PM »

We have a sender!  We now have a gallery:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412826.0
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2012 01:49:31 PM »

Done! I worked all yesterday afternoon on it. A week of brainstorming sure helped the process! Now I just have left to take pictures and wait for my partner to get back to me on her address so I can pack it up and ship it out.  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2012 08:11:46 PM »

Just checking in-I may be without internet for a couple of days but Ill be back, promise Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2012 04:32:03 PM »

Sent! It was hard to let the little guy go, but I took pictures. I hope you like it, bec99!
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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2012 08:44:49 AM »

Everyone has sent. Yeah! This was a great little Olympic swap. bec99 isthe only one left to receive but it might take a little time since it is heading to Australia. I will update feedback this afternoon after I get back from lunch. Great job everyone! No flakers.  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2012 07:29:54 PM »

Yeah! Everyone has received their wonderful little Olympic goodie. A very successful swap. Thank you all!!
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