Swap name: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 9
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SevsOnlyGirl
Sign-up date range: Sept. 16 - 30, 2013
Date to send item by: Dec. 1, 2013
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement? NoSwap 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: NO
- 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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
Details of swap:
We will each make/decorate a 12-16" tall stocking (cuff to heel) and fill it with goodies. We will make/decorate and fill with our partner's tastes in mind. Each stocking will have at least 50% crafted goodies, the remainder may be purchased supplies or items. There will be check-ins every two weeks, so please be prepared to check-in! Each organiser will check in with her group of swappers via PM, you must respond to that PM. It's a very long crafting period and we would hate to lose anyone along the way. You may choose one of three sizes to do in this swap and you will be paired accordingly. Sometimes there will be an odd number, so please note if you are willing to do (for example) Small or Medium or maybe Medium or Large.
Small - concentrate on a fab stocking and fill with at least 3 crafted and 3 purchased items
Medium - do a great stocking and fill with at least 7 crafted and 5 purchased items
Large - aka Spoiler! A great stocking and no end of goodies!!
NOTE: This is a holiday based swap so please do not send late - there are times when life interferes with crafting and we all understand that, however, a temporary negative will be given to anyone who sends more than two weeks past the sendout date, according to Craftster rules. If you send late at all, it will be noted in your feedback. Communication issues will also be noted. We like to run a very nice, fun and timely swap.
Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426882.0#ixzz2f6ykmqwO
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: (Please mark PMs 'Stocking Swap Approval', 'Stocking Swap Sent', 'Stocking Swap Received')
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
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 (YES/NO)
Do you swear that you will complete all required checkins, keep good communication and send on time?
Do you understand that you must (in the US) purchase a DC# and if not in the US use a customs# for sending all packages? You must keep your receipts until we know that your package has been received!!
Do you have a wist? A blog? A Pinterest? A Facebook? A website? What is it?
Who will the stocking & goodies be for?
Is there a particular crafter that you are interested in being paired up with?
Colors you love/hate:
Scents you love/hate:
Tastes (food) you love/hate:
Fabric you love/hate:
Favorite Christmas treats:
What crafts do you admire:
What crafts do you do:
Any sizes that might be relevant to your partner: (shirt, wrist, inseam):
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Do you have any other allergens in your home?
Do you have children? Would you like something for them? Names/ages/likes/dislikes?
Are you interested in making/sending a small, medium or large stocking package?
Anything else that your partner might want/need to know:
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.SWAPPERS
1 - SevsOnlyGirl
2 - quaggy
3 - Luvebuggy99
4 - carolmb
5 - princesspimp81
6 - smashu
7 - Homerof2
8 - [member]stacysews
9 - jexxican
Please remember that I take into account: shipping preferences, size of package, allergies and other things in doing partnering. I know that you'll all have fun with your partner and it will be a delightful swap!
It was super hard to figure out who to partner myself with, sooo many fabulous swappers! I'll send out the questionnaires as soon as possible, but it may be delayed a bit.
Feline2001 <---> P_E_S_T
mightyminniemouse <---> princesspimp81
Homerof2 <---> carolmb
cinnamon teal <---> vincentvanbuck
pickseedust <---> GrannysAnnie
sweetyetevil <---> WingsOfClay
RedMenace <---> beeker
geekgirl1000100 <---> GatorWrangler
annigirl22 <---> jexxican
quaggy <---> madmommymia
margiej <---> Luvebuggy99
staceysews <---> Momof2!
sugarmaestro <---> LadybugsAndBumblebe
TwistedTruth <---> mom2em
fluffypants <---> elyxandra
smashu <---> SevsOnlyGirl
Here's a list of interesting stocking stuffers if you're looking for some ideas!
business card holder
makeup - I know lots of us use it but hate to buy it!
shoelaces - silly ones, glow in the dark, etc.
tarot cards - they're supposed to be gifted in order to work!
wool dryer balls
crayons/sharpies/highlighters/funky coloured pens
Cute post its
SOCKS - love socks
glow sticks/glow in the dark anything
any little DIY kits (like for beaded ornaments, mini cross stitch, etc)
any craft goodies (like more embroidary floss, beading needles, findings, etc)
scissors - can never have enough scissors
dog toys/poop bags (unused please!!!)
mini picture frames/magnet frames
tape/packing tape/duct tape (especially if it is cool patterned ones)
cool patterned ribbons
Mini-tool kits (like the mini screwdriver sets they sell at The Source that has extra bits inset in the handles), multitools
Blades, like extra exacto blades, or utility cutters, razor blades
magnifiers of any kind
scissors, can never have enough scissors
mini containers - spice, threaded, film canisters, etc (for beads, buttons, glitter, etc) - and beads, buttons, glitter, etc
rulers and measuring tape - flat, retractable, hard (like the quilters tools)
bookmarks like these: http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=44956&cat=2,46154,46145,44956
safety goggles and masks
Mini-tarps - just bought this and love it! http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=62625&cat=2,42194,40727
seam rippers, bobbins, pins, needlebooks, pin cushions, notions of any kind
disposable measuring cups, and mixers, measuring spoons
mini bowls, spatulas, palette knives, bottles, misters, etc.
soldering irons, heat tools
pot/brush clips - heck, clips of any kind (love love clips)
popcorn and popcorn flavourings
oven mits/oven guards (getting these for klutzy MIL) http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=57725&cat=4,104,53214&ap=6
Nice smelling or very good cleaning agents
paint pens (fabric, glass, ceramic, etc)
microfiber cloths (love them for cleaning)
nail polish remover
thread catchers, needle gauges, thread cutters
Hershey's Candy Cane white chocolate with candy cane bits kisses (I had only a couple bags of these last year and went through them like WATER, I hope they put them out again this year! And I'm gonna get like SIX bags to ration throughout the whole year Smiley )
Quilt binding, bias tapes
Ball jars (with the lid/ring removeable combo), small ones, for making storage jar pincushions
Walnuts, shelled please
Sunflower kernels, lightly salted
Almonds, cinnamon/sugared (mmm...Nutty Bavarian....*drool*) or lightly salted
Burts Bees anything
sewing notions: double fold bias tape, buttons, zippers, ric rac, fun trims, ribbons, machine needles, buttons to cover
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