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« on: December 16, 2013 09:16:32 AM »

I'm addicted to the 4x6 craft swaps where you get to make whatever you want in your own style as long as it is a 4x6 piece of art. That got me thinking, and I'm finally suggesting, what if we did something like that, but it was in the ONE TINY THING style.

The idea:
You create ONLY ONE craft in ANY MEDIUM YOU CHOOSE AND YOUR STYLE as long as it is 4x4x4 or smaller.  Yarn crafts? YES! Paper Crafts? YES! Clay crafts? Yes? Embroidery? YES!

What happens?
You would be assigned a partner, and you would send your craft to them during send-outs. In this way, it's like a secret swap--you won't know who your partner is, or when exactly you would receive, but the kicker is- you would have absolutely no idea what style of craft you would receive. It would totally random--like a grab bag!

Would anyone like to try this?
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013 10:37:50 AM »

Sounds like fun!   I love these kind of swaps too.   Smiley


If we're only getting a mailing address how will we avoid using problematic items like allergens?   Some things are easy to take care of in partnering like cats or smoke, but what about common crafting supply allergies like wool or metal jewelry?     Could you send the allergies along with the mailing address after partnering so we could take that into account when crafting?     Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013 10:59:30 AM »

I'll ask for allergies/allergens in the q and possible products you will use for your craft so if there is an allergy, it can be avoided, and pair you accordingly. Like the 4x6 swap, you can craft before sign ups even end because you'd be making something you want to make.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013 01:47:13 PM »

I'm guessing this will be a round robin style swap so the person you craft for is not the person sending to you, to maintain secrecy.

Yes, interested.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013 03:03:59 PM »

Sounds good!   Smiley    I want to do this.   Smiley   When do you think the swap will be?   
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013 04:47:10 PM »

I'm guessing this will be a round robin style swap so the person you craft for is not the person sending to you, to maintain secrecy.

Yes, interested.  Smiley



Not necessarily.  In the 4x6 Art swap, sometimes the person you receive from is the person you sent to. The organizers of that varied how partners were, and that was fun. I think it will end up depending on how many join.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013 04:52:25 PM »

Sounds good!   Smiley    I want to do this.   Smiley   When do you think the swap will be?   

I'm glad their is interest. How does somewhere in the first few weeks of January work for the beginning of sign ups?  I'll probably do 2 weeks of sign ups and then 3 weeks of crafting time. Remember, you can start crafting during sign ups, or even now if you like. Your job is to come up with a OTT in your own medium to the best of your ability that you'd love to share with your secret partner.   It's never too early to start brainstorming!
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013 05:07:45 PM »

Quick Outline of Possible Questionnaire

Name:
Address:
International Shipping: yes, required because you can choose your own medium, and with the tiny size, shipping shouldn't be too terrible.
Posting in the thread: I agree to post in the thread at least once a week.
Posting Pictures: I agree to post pictures of what I receive.


Allergies:
Allergens:

Please list possible crafting mediums you will use: (ie, yarn, clay, jewelery, paper, etc)


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this sounds like a fun swap! Love OTT swaps Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013 05:43:41 PM »

This is intriguing to me.  I may be interested as well.  Just a suggestion - maybe just add to the questionnaire some questions about likes/dislikes too, so the sender can plan better.
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