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« on: July 05, 2013 08:57:36 PM »

Just throwing this out there but I'm sure I'm not the only one with some bigger than 'large' things on my wants list. I think it would be cool to have a swap for some of the things that sit forever unpicked by our partners for the regularly sized swaps because they are just too big/complicated; dresses, quilts, corsets, stained glass works, wood works, & ect.

I was thinking something along the lines of a month or so to craft at least one Enormous item or the equivalent such as one giant & one small/medium.

What do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013 06:46:30 AM »

I'd be in.  I can make large stuffed animals and simple quilts/nothing fancy or complicated.  Still, quilts take me awhile to make.  There's a lot of sewing involved. I know I would like to receive a quilt, and I'm always coveting large crocheted and/or knitted stuffed animals.  Smiley  I can also sculpt, that takes awhile for me too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013 07:25:11 AM »

I like the idea of this swap, and I can definitely make quilts, large stuffed animals, etc. but I think that a month for crafting is cutting it a little close. Maybe a month and a half?
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013 09:48:52 AM »

There was something like this swap that was done a year or two ago.  I now remember the name for it.  It was the 'Multi-Theme Random Swap' (?) and partners chose a certain number of themes to craft from and within those themes, a certain amount of items to craft.  It had a LONG crafting time too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013 12:23:27 PM »

The multithemed swap was different. You crafted a number of items. This one is just one huge item right? I think it sounds good. I could always make a hugely detailed ami or an afghan. But I agree, the timeframe should be longer than a month
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013 01:35:24 PM »

A longer craft time sounds good to me. I wasn't sure what time frame a swap like this would need.

To answer mama24boyz's question though I was thinking it would pretty much be set up like a 6 point swap where you must make at least one Huge item. Huge=4points, Giant=5 points, Enormous=6 points
Unless somebody had a better idea?

I'd love some input on what you guys would consider what sizes. Especially on knit/crochet/sewing from scratch since I can't do any of that. I do stained glass, to some degree alter clothing, a little wood working, & other mostly random crafts.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013 02:00:31 PM »

I was in the Geezer swap several years ago & sounds like it was a similar idea:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345358#axzz2YIhsheYo

it was a lot of fun!
it was a chain-style matchup rather than partner to partner...
worked out well & there were some really nice projects made!
(gallery == http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348957#axzz2YIhsheYo

we used the guidelines for Large:
What's a large item, you ask?  generally, we're talking something that takes 3 or more hours, is large in physical size, or costs $30 or more in materials (or any combination of those).

and since I'm a knitter, I made my partner a shawl from her wishlist....took way more than 3 hours,
but we were both pleased with the result, and that's what counted...
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kayrun/ostrich-plumes-stole-or-scarf
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013 02:02:51 PM »

I'm never good on the sizes. Sometimes a little ami can take me hours! So I never really consider it with crocheting.  I would say a big detailed ami would be a huge, a laugh an would be a huge, a shawl even I think. But I do like your point system.  I'm wondering though, should we skip the extra small and just make it the one thing since its such a big thing?  As for sewing sizes, I don't know that either  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013 02:48:48 PM »

I'm never good on the sizes. Sometimes a little ami can take me hours! So I never really consider it with crocheting.  I would say a big detailed ami would be a huge, a laugh an would be a huge, a shawl even I think. But I do like your point system.  I'm wondering though, should we skip the extra small and just make it the one thing since its such a big thing?  As for sewing sizes, I don't know that either  Wink

Ha ha ha a little ami takes me days!  Though most things take me days actually especially when your juggling entertaining a rambunctious toddler and trying to craft (without letting the toddler tear your room into pieces!) As far as toys and stuff goes I wouldnt know how to size them exactly either, by sewing time each person sews faster/slower than others..... Though this definitely sounds fun =D now if only my crafting allowance will permit it hahaha!
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013 06:32:04 PM »

I think we should just make one big, huge, giant, enormous whatever you want to call it thing.  So, just one item.  I'm agreeing w/mama24boyz.
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