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« on: July 22, 2013 05:26:26 PM »



Swap name: Pet Swap: Rodent Revolution 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gerbilgal
Sign-up date range: 07/23/2013 to 08/04/2013
Date to send item by: September 16, 2013
Limited to a certain number of people? 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement? None

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427360.0

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
- 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 18 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

Details of swap:
Maybe cats and dogs just aren't your type, maybe you just needed some itty bitty squishy love. Whatever the reason, do you spend your days slaving to the needs of carpet sharks? Do your rats have more toys than you ever did? Do you agonize over every detail in the hamster cage? Scoff at dog owners who dress up their poodles and pay hundreds of dollars for grooming when you've broken eight sewing machine needles making Betty, Boop and Blinkie a bunch of cushy hammocks that they're just going to chew through anyway? Do you check your bedsheets every night for ferret/rat/cavy pellets/raisins before you lay down? Did you stop that useless habit ages ago and just hop in bed without caring anyway? This is your swap.

This is a ferret/rodent/pocket pet themed swap. If you don't have one of these pets, or a pet at all, please feel free to join us! There are just as many things that can be made for rodent/s-appreciators that can be made for the pets themselves. In fact, this is a 7 point swap, and at least two points must be spent on making items for the owner. This swap has a history of spoiling your pets so please communicate on how much you want to make. Bunny/Hedgehogs/degu/chinchilla/guinea pig owners are more than welcome.

Because of the nature of this swap, communication is really stressed with your partner.  Some people are picky with what they give to their pets, especially when it comes to treats. I'm going to try and cover as possible, but at least send your partner an introduction PM so that you can get to know them better. Also, as there will be over a month of crafting time, please try to check in on the swap thread once a week even if just to say that you are still crafting.

Please label Personal Messages (PMs) to organizer with title of "Rodent Revolution".  When you send, label message as "SENT: Rodent Revolution".  Send this message to the organizer and your partner.  When you receive, label message as "RECEIVED: Rodent Revolution".  Send this message to the organizer and your partner.

As in all Craftster Swaps, DC#s are REQUIRED.

Posting pictures is required in this swap.  If you believe you will have trouble posting pictures for any reason, please mention this in the questionnaire below.  Please also take pictures of the items that you send, in case your partner has any unforeseen problems posting.

Point System:
1 BIG= 3 POINTS
1 MEDIUM= 2 POINTS
1 SMALL= 1 POINT

Just a reminder of what a large, medium and small are:

By Time
Large - 3 or more hours
Medium - 2 or more hours
Small - 2 or less hours

By Size
Large - A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
Medium - one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
Small - Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
Large - $30 or more
Medium - $10-$30 dollars
Small - $10 or less

Rodent Revolution 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301082.0
Rodent Revolution 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347479.0
Rodent Revolution 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382628.0
Rodent Revolution 4: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412287.0

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Rodent Revolution 5
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

FOR YOUR PETS
-Names, ages and types
-What sort of bedding items do they enjoy (hammocks, cuddle cups, etc)?
-How is their cage lined?
-What toys do they like?
-Favorite treats?
-Is there anything specific you would like to receive for them?
-Specific colors/prints/themes you want for their items?
-What items should your partner avoid sending you?
 
For you
-Favorite colors/prints/themes?
-What crafts are you best at?
-Is there a certain craft or item type you really want to receive? (Artwork, amigurumi, knitting, etc)
-Anything you really don't want?
-Do you have a myspace, wist, or other link you want to share?

Misc
-Do you or your pets have any allergies?
-Are there any allergens in your home?
-Do you agree to check in the main swap thread at least once a week?
-Do you agree to send your organizer a PM when you send and receive?
-U.S. participants - Do you agree to get a Delivery Confirmation number when you send and PM the number to both your parter and your organizer?
-Other participants - Do you agree to keep your receipt with customs number (where applicible) and are prepared to send your partner and organizer a picture/scan of it?
-Do you have a digital camera/method that you can use to get pictures of what you make and receive to share in the gallery thread?

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.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2013 07:04:31 AM by gerbilgal » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013 05:27:27 PM »

CRAFTERS:

01. gerbilgal             - organizer
02. WingsOfClay
03. Carbine_corgi
04. Trekky               - Welcome International Swapper! UK
05. leashhh
06. Feline2001         - Welcome International Swapper! UK
07. hippycannibal
08. angielou1


Partners:

Trekky              - Feline2001          (they both wanted UK partners)
Carbine-Corgi    - gerbilgal
leashhh             - WingsOfClay
happycannibal   - angielou
« Last Edit: August 04, 2013 08:59:15 PM by gerbilgal » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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MissThing
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013 08:32:15 AM »

i'd like to take part i loved the last one, but can only join if theres another uk participant for me to partner as last year i spent 30 on postage to the us and i just dont have the money this year Sad
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013 12:34:36 PM »

I'm very tempted to sign up... and I live in the UK!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013 01:45:14 PM »

Just sent in my questionnaire! So excited! This will be my first swap since being away from Craftster for a few months, and I have the swap bug already again!

Our bunny currently lives with my sister, so all of us (my little sis, the bunny, and I) are so happy! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013 02:10:58 PM »

MissThing and Trekky...if you both sign up, I would be more than happy to partner you both up.

As signups progress, if there is someone you wish to partnered with let me know. Have fun posting. Post your babies. We would love to see your pets.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013 12:29:05 PM »

Here are pictures of some of my babies. I have 11 gerbils.

     
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Carbine_corgi
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013 06:21:06 PM »

Here are my Kids!!!


Thats coke and sprite, My girls.


This is Mr. Pibb, my only male!


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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013 10:50:51 AM »

I have just sent in my questionnaire Smiley

gerbilgal - what adorable gerbils.  I especially like the super sleepy second picture - it must be hard work being a gerbil!

Carbine_corgi - Cute piggies! I like the trying to eat the oral syringe.  I know a couple of piggies just like that!  Wink

May I introduce my beasts... Mark Corriandergan and Jeremy
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GingerKnitter
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013 06:16:37 PM »

Aw I wish I could participate, but I wouldn't get feedback from my first swap in time. I've been thinking about getting a furry fugitive for my apartment at school, so this would have been great!

Just wanting to get an opinion. I've had hamsters in the past, but I don't if I want to have another hammie or have a new friend. Why do you have a hamster/gerbil/guinea/etc?
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