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« on: November 02, 2013 07:52:47 PM »

Thanks to the fact that our Craftsters in Training (kiddos) wanted to have Little Visitors but weren't sure about how to make it work, we decided a trial run was in order.   

If anyone else would like to practice for a Little Visitor swap, here is the place for it!  We will be trying to keep in the same timeframe as a normal LV swap, and work on designing photo ops, crafting souvenirs, and creating a way to keep records for a photo book.  At the end of the time, we will make a journal or scrap book full of our LV's adventures.

This is a great way to add back story to your LV's, keep in the practice of  LV swapping, or just see how the idea suits you!  Feel free to join at any time, and let me know if you want me to add links to any tumblrs or what not!


PS.  If this is posted in the wrong forum, please let me know so I don't repeat my mistake!
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013 08:22:53 PM »

Step one:  Find a little visitor....well, or make one....or two......hopefully no more.  I ended up making twins, so they didn't want to travel alone.

They are a product of Goose's color choices and a few sleepless nights of crocheting.  I believe they fit the size limits of the official swap.

Step two:  Names and biographies....two weeks of work and second guessing everything.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013 08:36:21 PM »

Is it for the kids only or for whoever wants to?

So, we will do everything the same as in the swap, but with our own tiny visitor, that we don't send?
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013 08:37:08 PM »

Finding a little visitor for a boy is hard when you have 3 daughters and only 1 son.  We thought we were going to settle on premade....  hit a snag with not double checking size...  Joe might get a mini me before the end of the trip.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013 08:45:04 PM »

Is it for the kids only or for whoever wants to?

So, we will do everything the same as in the swap, but with our own tiny visitor, that we don't send?


Anyone who wants can join no matter the age, we just happen to have very enthusiastic kiddos who love the idea when I had a LV last go round.

 Make your own LV and then send to yourself, just as long as you have fun!  Ripples and I are kind of swapping, but only because our kiddos insisted.  However, I will be working on another LV as well, just in case.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013 10:35:53 PM »

goldfishpollywog: Great idea, I once did a blog on a plush cat I had when I was a young teen. So I'm in.Cheesy  I also already have a few LVs, but now I want to make another one after looking at yours. They are so cute and colorful. Can't wait to see all the LVs that pop up here. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013 12:40:25 PM »

CraftyLady- They are from a pattern of Lucy Ravenscar's on etsy...The Halfling pattern.  Included are a lot of clothing options to personalize them with.  She is actually on craftster as Angry Angel, and I always love her patterns!

By the end of all the hmmm and hawing, we settled on Trena Elena for the girl, & Eryke Erroll for her twin brother.  They are a fun pair, one a little more rambunctious than the other and should be fun to take places.  Because I am a "bag lady"  I whipped up little drawstring bags for them to "sleep" in, but Ripples has all the pictures, my computer is arguing with my camera at the moment.  I like bags as a way to keep my LVs clean while going out and about.  It is also a great place to slip and small trinkets you find!

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013 11:29:19 AM »

Here the cute little bags that goldfishpollywog made

Here our crew promising to care for the LVs
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013 03:24:29 PM »

Sending a few little treats with your visitor seems to be the norm in the LV swap.  Here is Joe with the goodies he brought for my Goose.  The houndstooth notepad was perfect.


We are also practicing trying to incorporate activities for the LV that suit their personality into our lives regularly.  Since Joe is in training to be a spy, he practiced surveillance with the butterflies we found in a garden.   Butterflies can be startled easily, but here is a picture he took while standing as still as possible.

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013 04:36:05 PM »

Confused  Grin. Do we send actual LV to kiddos? And they play on all their pokey box phones and take pictures? And then upload for a share with us 'grown ups'?

The send to yourself thing has me thrown.

Are we surprising our own kids {or another happy one...close to our hearts} with a package, and then they share? With photos pasted onto the site for the adventures?

I'm sorry, but I am still trying to understand some of these trades. And the crazyness of the LV thing.  Grin

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