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« on: December 28, 2013 05:35:11 PM »

Are you looking for a small, no-fuss, hassle-free, craft what I want, and be completely surprised at what I receive swap to start the new year out? Then, check out the first ever One Tiny Surprise Thing Swap.  This swap mixes two cool concepts. 1) One Tiny Thing  and 2)the Surprise Swap element  If you've ever participated, or wanted to participate, in the 4x6 Art Swaps, this swap takes that idea, and then opens it up to just a little more variety. Check it out!
(Thank you to alteredmommy and belladune for the first 4x6 Art Swap which I've used its concept and much of the Questionnaire,  and changed the peramitors)


Swap name: One Tiny Surprise Thing Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: BigBangMomma
Sign-up date range: December 28, 2013-January 11, 2014 (or until full)

Date to send item by: January 31, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

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 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:

The OTST swap  runs like this:  You make ONE craft,   in any medium and/or theme of your choosing. You may begin crafting as soon as you sign up, or before. You will have a 3 week crafting time after sign ups as well to make the craft to the best of your ability.  Your craft must follow the guidelines of a tiny crafted item, being no more than 4x4x4. You can create a paper craft, a yarn craft, a clay craft, jewelry craft, etc, anything you want to, as long as it is ONE TINY THING.    You will have no idea who your partner is, until "Address Time", which will be at the end of the crafting period.  And then you will only know their Address and proper name.  I will do my best to match up partners based upon allergy restrictions and craft wishes, but please remember that this is essentially a "surprise" swap so no information other than a real name and address will be sent out to you. The fun and purpose of the swap is receiving a completely random craft in the mail!  

Swap Rules:
~ Please post in the thread BEFORE signing up so you should receive updates on this swap. Posting a minimum of once a week is a requirement of this swap. I reserve the right to deny participation to swappers with a history of poor communication and very late sending.  Updates and reminders will only be posted in the thread, so keep an eye out for the Organizer note headline.

~ You are required to check in to me, BigBangMomma, via pm (private message) between the dates of January 26-28 ONLY.  Anyone who has not checked by 6:00PM EST on January 28h will be dropped from the swap and will not receive an address to send to.
~ DC# confirmation is required for all senders in the USA.  Willingness to ship internationally is a requirement for this swap.  Keep in mind, you are crafting whatever suits YOUR INTEREST, so don't let cost detour you from signing up. If you craft something lightweight and relatively flat, even if your partner is international, it should be relatively low-cost to ship. You may include a (please, N.America only, or, Please not to Australia) etc, and I will do my best to take that into consideration

~  You are to send Only ONE TINY THING to your partner. NO EXTRAS.


Name of swap One Tiny Surprise Thing Swap

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?Yes, required for the swap.

Confirm that are at least 16 years old (YES/NO)
I have read the Swap Rules above this post (YES/NO)

Do you have Allergies/sensitivities?
Do you have allergens in your home (dog, cat, smoke, etc)

Will you be creating something that someone might find offensive (graphic, nudity, religious, gory etc.)?  
What are some themes that you would find offensive?

What crafting materials would you be using (please note if you might be using a common allergen like wool) [yarn, paper, polymer clay, hoopla, etc]?
What crafts would you prefer not to receive [crochet, knitting, hoopla]?

Any other information for the organizer that  you feel would help in partneringwhether in what you want to craft, or what you want to receive?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

« Last Edit: April 04, 2014 06:00:54 AM by BigBangMomma » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013 05:35:29 PM »

ready to send

1. BigBangMomma
2. Sylvani
3. pjr107
4. Alexampersandra
5. cmarion3
7. PlasticPlatypus Welcome First Time Swapper!
8. bec99
9. geekgirl1000100
10. gala_apples
11. catiyana
12. lindyv321
13. guacaMolly
14. huxtabio
15. gamemom42
16. ChameleonHound
17. Calabaza
18. HeatherG Welcome First Time Swapper!
19. quaggy
20. psyche
21. katilady
22. TrickyMcVomit
23. Avesthel
24. tapestrymlp

« Last Edit: January 28, 2014 04:19:29 PM by BigBangMomma » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013 05:53:49 PM »

This sounds like a lot of fun! I'm so in. ^^

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013 05:56:24 PM »

Oooooh, I like the idea behind this swap! Dealing with power outages and fighting off a cold at the moment, but if things calm down I'm totally signing up.

Whatever happened to the ongoing hoopla swaps?
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013 06:29:17 PM »

Ahhh this sounds cool!

Anyone have a couple extra felting needles? I'll trade for them!


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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013 10:40:50 PM »

This sounds like fun! I need to finish up my first swap so I can join in.

« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013 02:36:45 AM »

One tiny thing? Love!
Surprises? Love!
Signing up for swaps? Love!

Hopefully my internet won't be cranky and I won't suffer from fat fingers to much (stuck on cell phone till I get home).
Woohoo! One tsts swap!
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013 04:44:01 AM »

Yay! I've gotten two questionnaires already! I'll add swapper later today.
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013 07:22:52 AM »

Me me me! I want to participate! So much for laying off of swaps...   Roll Eyes But hey, if it's a tiny thing, and I can start early because I don't have to stalk a partner... Well, I could be joining far more involved swaps. At least, that's what I'll tell Fiance...  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2013 07:48:23 AM »

Oh, I am so in. Hi, joh-, er, BigBangMomma!  Smiley Love your swaps!

Pondering questionnaire now...
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