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Topic: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap, send by Feb 26  (Read 31566 times)
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« on: January 10, 2013 06:16:12 AM »



Calling all book lovers!  Let's swap books and craft something bookish!

CLICK HERE to go to the gallery

You will choose at least 10 books that you would like to read from one of the following lists (you will only receive one of them, your partner's choice; and if you can only come up with 8 or 9, that's okay!):

Modern Library 100 Best Novels (there are actually 2 lists there with 100 books each, but many of the same books are on both lists)

Gilmore Girls Book List (this is a list of books that were mentioned in the TV series "Gilmore Girls".  It has nothing to do with the show, though, so if you are like me and have never seen the show, it doesn't matter!  It includes a broader range of books than the first list.)

When you are assigned a partner, you will choose ONE of the books that your partner wants to read, and purchase the book (can be new, or used in good condition).  Read it before you send it if you want to!  Then craft two things:
--a bookmark
--a medium-ish item based either on the book, or books/reading in general


So you will be sending your partner one book, one crafted bookmark, and one medium-size crafted item.  And since you will be receiving a book in return, you could actually read two new books by participating in this swap.

If there is a book you've been longing for that's not on the list, just mention it in the thread and I will make a list of "craftster picks" that can be chosen from too.


Details of swap:
--You will purchase one book from your partner's list, and send it along with one bookmark and one medium crafted item.
--You will have 5 1/2 weeks to craft, from January 19 to February 26
--Please post in this thread (or the gallery thread) at least once a week so we know you are still crafting with us.
--Extras are allowed, but you should mention it to your partner if it's anything substantial.

*PLEASE READ THIS!*
- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. Please stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- PM both organizers and your partner when you send and when you receive.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery, and take pictures of what you make before you send it.
- HAVE FUN!

Limited to a certain number of people? Yes, 40
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster members who are organizing this swap: Leslieshappyheart and susanab
Sign-up date range: January 11-January 19
Date to send by:  February 26, 2013

Swap Co-organizers themselves meet 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
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap Co-organizers 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

If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your co-organizers .
If you want to participate, send the questionnaire below to both "susanab", and "Leslieshappyheart"


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Old Fashioned Book Lovers Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)
 
1.  Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people?
2.  Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or animal products)?
3.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house (please be specific)?
4.  Name a few of your favorite themes that your partner might use in your crafted items:
5.  Are there any themes your partner should avoid?
6.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
7.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
8.  Are there any crafted items that you would especially like to receive?
9.  Are there any crafted items that you do not wish to receive?
10. What crafts do you do?
11.  Please give a link to your Pinterest, wist, etsy favorites, etc:
12.  Please add a few more details about yourself, your style, and your tastes. The more information you give, the better your partner can craft for you.  

And now, list at least 10 books you would be happy to receive:
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IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO BOTH “susanab”, AND “Leslieshappyheart” VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE; DO NOT POST IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013 07:25:10 AM »

Participants

1.  susanab
2.  Leslieshappyheart
3.  noodle-bug
4.  Averia
5.  Avesthel
6.  StickerChic87
7.  Ninaprettyballerina
8.  fancybutch
9.  deathbeforedishes
10. elyxandra
11. jfer007
12. danynn
13. sarahelise
14. when_im_sixty4
15. pcollins399
16. kriSmith
17. RougeRaven
18. calixita
19. whenindoubtsew
20. pinky_penguin
21. mthrasher138
22. flyraeven
23. titaniumhip
24. Staar84
25. jennifer680
26. psyche
27. theatreorchid
28. lindyv321
29. jellybean89
30. pioneer9
31. Eclectic Dreamer


PARTNERS!!

susanab's <--> group
susanab <-->  jfer007
elyxandra <--> psyche
sarahelise <-->  when_im_sixty4
whenindoubtsew <-->  Ninaprettyballerina
StickerChic87 <-->  Averia
theatreorchid <--> deathbeforedishes
lindyv321 <--> RougeRaven
jellybean89 <--> Eclectic Dreamer

Leslieshappyheart's group
Leslieshappyheart  <--> noodle-bug
flyraeven <-->  Staar84
avesthel <-->  pioneer9
pinky_penguin <--> titaniumhip
mthrasher138 <--> calixita
fancybutch <--> pcollins399
 kriSmith -->danynn -->  jennifer680 --> kriSmith



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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013 07:47:32 AM »

Darn it Sad I hate having to choose between swaps to participate in! This sounds awesome Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013 10:22:42 AM »

SOOOO DOING THIS

Great idea! I'm a massive Gilmore fan as well as a booklover so even the name of teh booklist is right for me.

Just a note ''Don Quijote by Cervantes'' on the Gilmore list is definitly also sold with the title spelt differently (the spanish spelling). So I hope no one gets confused!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013 10:33:56 AM »

Hooray! I was wondering about a book swap the other day!
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013 12:02:42 PM »

Just sent my questionnaire!
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013 12:07:19 PM »

bookmarking this! (see what I did there?)
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013 12:44:32 PM »

bookmarking this! (see what I did there?)

Yes!   Wink


SOOOO DOING THIS

Great idea! I'm a massive Gilmore fan as well as a booklover so even the name of teh booklist is right for me.

Just a note ''Don Quijote by Cervantes'' on the Gilmore list is definitly also sold with the title spelt differently (the spanish spelling). So I hope no one gets confused!

There are probably other errors in this list too; I just noticed that "Love Story" by Erich Segal is called "The Love Story" on the Gilmore Girls list.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013 12:50:40 PM »

This looks brilliant! Can't wait til later tonight when I'll have time to cruise the lists of books and fill in my questionaire!  yay books.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013 03:24:06 PM »

Man, you two just can't stop with the awesome swaps... So tempting.

While I debate whether I have the time and slot to sign up, I went through the lists to see how many of the books I had read already: 86.

It might be fun to include our personal top 100 list (or a smaller list of our favorites that don't appear on any of the lists given) as an extra.
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