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Topic: The WORLD APRRECIATION Swap! SIGNUPS CLOSED!!!  (Read 5134 times)
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« on: January 22, 2006 04:26:20 PM »

Swap name: The World Appreciation Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: star69
Sign-up date range: January 22, 2006 to February 27, 2005.
Date to send item by: April 22, 2006
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 8
Non-U.S. participants allowed?: Yep!

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap: Okay, so, this swap is to show how much you love scenery and aspects of world culture. From landscapes to monuments, to icons to languages, here's how you can show how much you love diversity, and how you can celebrate your heritages through crafting!

I am giving everyone a LOOOONG time to craft (needed to emphasize that), and I am going to be very into the communication bit. Now that I have a new DSL connection, I'll be online very frequently. You can email be directly if you need to at esmerelda.ciao@gmail.com. Please, send me a DC number for you US folks, and scan receipts or give reciept numbers for international. I have previously organized, well, co-organized a CD swap, but this time, I'm on my own, and I shall be stricter for myself and for everyone else.

You are expected to craft at least one big item, and at least up to 2 or 3 smaller items - whether medium or small, or you can stuff the package with a number of goodies! Be like me and question like a crazy person about prefrence and likes. Some of the items such as souvenirs, fabric, postcards and costumes can be bought.

Examples of big items include:
Any Type of Clothing (Scarves, Shirts, Skirts, Jackets, Boleros/Shrugs, Costumes , Stencilled Stuff etc.) eg. I [heart] Paris! (or write it in French!)
Bags (Knitted, Crocheted, Stencilled etc.) eg. Scenes of Landmarks, Sayings etc.
Cushions (Beaded, Stencilled, Embroidered etc.) eg. Scenes of Landmarks, Monuments etc.

Examples of medium items include:
Pencil Cases
Pouches
Wallets
Jewellry
Stuffed Animals/Plushies
etc.

Examples of small items include:
Magnets
Postcards
Pins
Little Souvenirs
etc.

The items can show any aspect of the country/countries, whether it be a physical, cultural or lingual aspect of the country. Remember, not all wants can be met by your partner, but compromise is key in times like that. Remember, don't send anything TOO expensive, and package your items securely and properly, and wrap fragile things well.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US/Your own country?:
Would you like to craft something for your partner from your own country/background?:
What country/countries do you really admire for its cultural aspects?:
What landmark/scene/monument do you think is extremely beautiful (physically)?:
Is there a particular language you especially love?:
Are you intrested in getting a national costume from a country depending on your heritage or other reason?:
Is there any other aspect of a nations culture that you like? (A physical landform, a product etc.):

Remember, no racial jabbing or putting down of others' cultures! We're here to embrace each other!

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR REQUEST AND INFO TO PARTICIPATE TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE. I WILL MATCH YOU UP WITH YOUR PARTNERS AND THEN YOU MUST RESEND HIM OR HER YOUR INFO. IF YOU CAN'T MANAGE TO DO SO, I'LL DO IT FOR YOU.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP:

orange = new swapper

Duckie
eterry2
kristieb
Eremira  
sharc
khushali_s
artery
squidtrick

PARTNERS: (to be posted as soon as signups close)

green = sent
red = recieved
pink= going to be a little late in sending

Eremira <<------------>> khushali_s
artery <<---------------->> eterry2
sharc <<------------------->> Duckie
squidtrick <<------->> kristieb

HAS RECIEVED:
khushali_s
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006 05:33:02 PM »

I signed up!

(In Canada, by the way.)
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006 11:37:35 PM »

omg! i so wanna participate in dis one .. but im a newbie here and i registered on jan 8 .. so i guess ill havta wait till feb 8 to sign up for dis swap !!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006 03:11:05 PM »

you have time! the swap shall be open for awhile!
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2006 02:14:13 PM »

I want to participate in this for sure!

I'm in Canada.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2006 03:55:43 PM »

ok - so what happens if no one wants stuff from the country you're in/from? (eg. Australia) I can think of little things I can make - but a big thing? Uluru? And what if they don't want the kind of things I make?  OMG, I'm stressing already!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2006 11:34:09 AM »

ok - so what happens if no one wants stuff from the country you're in/from? (eg. Australia) I can think of little things I can make - but a big thing? Uluru? And what if they don't want the kind of things I make?  OMG, I'm stressing already!!!

Make a compromise. The Sydney Opera House is a nice landmark. Or, you could do a craft with the shape of Australia, or animals from there. Be creative! You can do it!
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2006 05:59:37 PM »

Ok - I've now signed up for the unconditional swap -  think it might be better for my first swap - at least I'll know what people want and can choose according to what I do. I plan to send my parcel very soon so depending on how long Australia Post mucks around with it, maybe I'll still be able to join this one.

Star69 - thanks for your encouragement.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2006 08:58:17 AM »

no problem! here to help!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006 10:01:32 AM »

I have a question: Is this swap like "I live in _________ country and I only send stuff from my country"  Or is it "My partner admires stuff from India, and I have no idea about India, but I'll research and do crafts I think are Indian-esque"?


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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2006 01:34:23 PM »

My guess was that it's sending things from your area.

PS. House is wonderful! Oh, Hugh Laurie. <3
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2006 02:20:02 PM »

Actually its a mixture of both. "I live in _______ country, and I'll make stuff from my country for you, and you admire ________ country and I'll make stuff that symbolizes that country for you as well." That's why I want to partner up people who sort of like similar countries or areas. Even if your partner may not have listed your country as a liked place, you could still ask and craft an item symbolizing your country as a surprise.

For example, say Duckie was my partner, and I said I liked Japan. She could look at some Japanese related sights and pictures, and make something for me that's Japanese inspired. She could craft something American as well for me and include it. Or she may choose an aspect of her heritage to craft for me from. And if she liked Japan as well, I would do the same. And I would include something from my country in her package as well as a nice surprise, or at her request.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2006 06:55:35 PM »

Its like 3 more days for me to complete a month here .. and den i can sign up .. wow !!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2006 01:48:32 PM »

I want in!  Smiley  *goes to pm organizer*  This sounds awesome - can't wait to be partnered up....
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2006 06:46:40 AM »

Its still ONE DAY LEFT for me to complete a month here////!!!!!!!!!!! cAN I SIGN UP NOW ?
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2006 06:52:30 AM »

oh...wow... this is so up my alley...i promised myself no swaps while in th knitting and crochet Olympics.... but...can i resist?Huh?
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2006 01:53:58 PM »

Well, khushali_s, just one more day!! And Fun4Bambi, if you think you can handle it. You have until April!
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2006 12:03:40 PM »


This does look like fun. I'm from the UK but I doubt anyone would want anything from here.
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2006 03:36:06 PM »

Well, compromise is the key people!
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2006 07:03:47 PM »


This does look like fun. I'm from the UK but I doubt anyone would want anything from here.

I know I sure would! For the "I can't get that here"-style swaps people outside North America are always in high demand; I don't see how this one would be different!
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2006 09:57:10 PM »

This looks fun but I'm at a loss for what kind of things to craft.
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2006 07:47:38 AM »

I hope I am the one more person, this swap sounds awesome!

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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2006 09:39:34 AM »

I can finally join in this swap! Yay!

I'm really excited to send stuff to someone!
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2006 08:43:36 PM »

Omg! This is awesome!!!! Yay fun swap!!!


Also:
While I think that someone from one of the countries that I'm interested in, who was also interested in my country would be idea, and that partners with the same interest-country would also be cool, I think it'd be really fun to have people who want completely different countries, so that we all learn more about other countries in our research.  And through that we can all appriciate the world even more!



(Edited to say something besides just "yay")
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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2006 10:41:35 PM »

Well, I'm still waiting for feedback on the Wishlist 2006 Round 2 swap - since I sent Friday, I'm guessing I'll miss out on this swap.  Sad  But - I'll definately be keeping an eye out for the gallery!  I can't wait to see what's crafted!
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2006 06:39:35 AM »

Well, I'm still waiting for feedback on the Wishlist 2006 Round 2 swap - since I sent Friday, I'm guessing I'll miss out on this swap.  Sad  But - I'll definately be keeping an eye out for the gallery!  I can't wait to see what's crafted!

Well...seeing as you aren't a newbie to swapping, and you just awaiting feedback, I see no problem with you still participating! Don't let feedback stop you! You seem very eager to participate. I have no problem. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2006 01:25:15 PM »

Hello all!
We have been very quiet during this time here. How are you all doing?

Because nobody wrotte anything before me, I guess I'm the first one who sent and my partner received! Yay  Grin   I can't wait for my packet to arrive! 

Has anybody alse sent or received?  lets talk about it and not let this swap board to be the most passive  on posting!

Love you all!   Kiss
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2006 04:20:08 PM »

Yay! One has sent! How fast are we! Okay people! Just 24 days until sending time closes!
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2006 10:01:44 PM »

soooo..... how's everyone else doing? i'm about to start the last minute craftiness.

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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2006 06:35:18 AM »

Well, I haven't heard from anyone else yet...People! Let me in! I must know what's going on!
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2006 06:05:31 AM »

Do we have a gallery yet?
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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2006 07:40:58 PM »

Yes! We do! Um, here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87406.0
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