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PurpleHeather
« on: February 01, 2006 01:10:40 AM »

Hi All,

Here's the sign up thread for the UK Instant Swap, as discussed in this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63347.0

The purpose of this swap is to craft an item for your partner in a short time frame.  It has to be something you can do to a high standard over a weekend, as partners will be posted on a Tuesday, with send outs on the following Tuesday.

To give you an idea, here are some of the things that people made over a weekend in the recent instant swap 6:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60278.0

It's quite a long questionnaire, as we felt that we'd need a lot of info for a short crafting period.

Swap name: UK INSTANT SWAP
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: PurpleHeather
Sign-up date range: 01/02/06 to 12/02/06
Date to send item by: 21/02/06

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Not at the moment - this is my first swap as an organiser, so I may close signups if it gets unwieldy.  If I do so I will announce that here.

Non-U.S. participants allowed? UK PARTICIPANTS ONLY!

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list and will not allow those members to participate: YES/NO AFAIK suspended traders has been superceded by the feedback system, which I am aware of - YES

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

Details of swap - 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

Your wishlist of suggestions that you'd like to recieve(at least 3 things) Please add a range of items - more than 3 is OK!:
What crafts can you do & what items can you make?:
A few things you just have too many of:
Any sorts of fabrics you love/hate?:
Something you just can't do but you would LOVE to learn/get something made like this!:

Random things
Do you keep a journal/art sketch book?
Do you have any pets?
Do you have any kids *ages*?
Do you have a portable CD player, mobile phone, or ipod?
Do you need another random trinket box?
Do you need something to carry your knitting/sewing with you?
Do you need another purse?
What crafts do you do/want to do?
What crafts do you admire?
Do you collect anything?

Jewelry
Do you wear earrings?
Do you wear bracelets/cuffs?
What's your wrist size?
Do you wear necklaces?
Do you want gold or silver findings?

Favorites
What is your favourite colour?
What other colours do you like, and are there any colour combinations you like?
What patterns do you like, i.e. stripes, polka dots, stars, etc.
Do you have a favourite animal you would like something made with?
Do you have a favourite TV series you would like something made about?
Do you have a favorite book you would like something made about?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite smell?

Allergies and aversions
Are there any colors you hate?
Would you dislike receiving items made from animal products?
Is there anything you would rather not receive because of religious references?
Is there anything else you would dislike?
Do you have any actual allergies?

Personality
What are your favorite movies?
Who is your favorite person from those movies?
Who is the best dresser on TV?
Who are your celebrity crushes?
Who is the best cartoon character?

Clothing
what is your top/shirt size?
what is your skirt size?
what is your trouser size?
what is your shoe size?
would you like some clothes made for you?



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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

PARTICIPANTS:

SafetyFox
bestsundaydress
Dazy
Malinki
PurpleHeather
cutout
SarahJayne
Rhicooqui
Purplefluffycow

SENDING ORDER:

Group 1 - Malinki > PurpleFluffyCow > SarahJayne
Group 2 - Dazy > Cutout > Rhicooqui
Group 3 - BestSundayDress > PurpleHeather > Safetyfox

Colour Key:
Black = not sent or recieved
Green = Sent & recieved
Pink = Recieved, not yet sent
Blue = Sent, not yet recieved
Red = Late, needs to communicate
Purple = Finished, Sent & partner recieved, and recieved from partner.  Final feedback left
« Last Edit: March 07, 2006 12:24:20 AM by PurpleHeather » THIS ROCKS   Logged

PurpleHeather
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006 01:12:05 AM »

Organisation Notes:

Signups close on the 12th, and I will be sending out partners on the 14th, with sendouts on the 21st - that gives you a week to craft!

Please try to read this thread - you can either bookmark it, or click the 'Notify' button to have new replies emailed to you.  I will use this post to keep track of organisational notes, and the bottom of the first post to list sending order and status.

This is how I will be doing any feedback:

In Progress Feedback:
New Swappers - 'In Progress' feedback entered when info recieved.
Existing Swappers - 'In Progress' feedback entered when signups have closed

Sendout Feedback:
Feedback changed to Positive when partner recieves
Negative Feedback left if not sent out by 28/02/06 (1 week from deadline) and no communication has been made.

I will use the following feedback comments:
Late - if sent out after the 1 weeks grace period (without reasons)
Poor communication - if sent late and did not communicate with reciever/organiser
I will also leave comments such as fast sender, good communicator etc

The Gallery is up at:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80973.0
« Last Edit: February 20, 2006 01:56:51 PM by PurpleHeather » THIS ROCKS   Logged

cutout
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006 12:16:55 PM »

I signed up! Man, I'm really excited about this.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006 03:56:08 PM »

Just sent in my info!! I hope, I've written enough Smiley
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006 12:36:04 AM »

Cool - thaks for all the signups I've had overnight - I'll enter then into my database tonight then update the list Cheesy

Rar!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006 09:59:52 AM »

I'll have a think.

breathes a weary sigh.



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PurpleHeather
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006 10:29:10 AM »

No worries if you can't join, Nush - I'm sure that if this one is a success we'll organise another - maybe in the summer, when you are exam free Cheesy
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BeetleBettyZoe
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2006 03:05:54 AM »

Hi

I really wanted to join this and participate in my first Craftster swap (and I said I'd be up for it when the idea was first up) - then I started knitting the jumper from hell - its my boyf's birthday soon and he wants a cricket jumper (!!!) for the new cricket season. I only re-taught myself to knit in November so you can imagine its quite tricky (IT HAS CABLE) argh so far I have x1 sleeve and back completed and time is running out! I can't start anything else until this is done - I'm  bit weird like that only one project on the go at a time.

So long and short of it is I will have to pass but if there is another in the summer I will be up for it.

Zoe  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2006 03:34:19 AM »

Sent in my info! Hope it's okay!   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006 01:27:23 PM »

Hmm...The dates are during my half term!

I might sign up; I'll have to get Taloola's mixed media piece done for the ongoing wish swap. Then we shall see.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2006 05:39:43 AM »

I want to join but I'm going to be away from 11th-19th so I don't know if i'll have much crafting time. *wonders off to think*
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rhicooqui
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2006 01:27:19 PM »

oo i sent my info in. heres hoping i get in and sent the pm correctly!
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2006 11:48:39 PM »

Rah - rhicooqui, bestsundaydress & PFC added to the list on page 1 - thanks m'dears Cheesy

Bracelet girl - no worries - you enjoy your crafty holiday, and join if you want but if not I'm sure we'll have a go at a future round.

Nush - you too - enjoy your crafting, and we'll see you if we see you Cheesy  Signups close on Sunday, so you've got nearly a week yet.
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2006 06:09:12 AM »

The gallery for the US/international swap 7 is here if people fancy a lookse:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75862.0
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Clarity
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2006 06:32:23 AM »


I want to sign-up for the next swap (surrey girl here) when I'm not so busy with work. Looking forward to see what everyone comes up with.

If someone is left suddenly giftless, I would be happy to be their angel, so list me for that heather

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PurpleHeather
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2006 01:35:31 AM »

Hi Clarity - it'll be good to see you in future UK swaps Cheesy  And thanks for offering to be an angel, though I hope we won't need it!

*waves from a former Surrey girl* - I was brought up in Woking...
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Clarity
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2006 11:41:04 AM »


Woking? Why that's a stone's throw away, a mere pebble.... Smiley

I hope the swap goes well and will look out for the God willing - lovely results

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2006 09:50:20 AM »

I already pm'd you Heather, I can't do this one cos I'm going to be doing overtime at work.  I'm up for another one though!
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dazy
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2006 02:45:30 PM »

Yay! i joined. Its my first time so be gentle Cheesy
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Have 1000's and 1000's of undented perfect condition bottle caps to trade!
WANTED!!!! someone to do a nerdy/geek/games personal swap with me :p
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2006 05:12:17 AM »

Wohoo - signups are closed, and we are 9 - a nice number Cheesy.  Dazy, I got your info & I've updated the list.
Jo - no worries - Work is a pain, eh!
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2006 05:50:46 AM »

Oooooh I'm really excited  Grin
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Wait a minute, where's me jumper? On Ravelry of course.

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PurpleHeather
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2006 05:59:51 AM »

Yay - I've figured out that mind mapping is going to be a good way to sort out who is sending to whom, so I'm going to sit down at the PC tonight and map you all out.  Hopefully that way you get someone who wants something you can make.  I've got a rough order in my head - I'm going for the round robin idea Cheesy
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dazy
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2006 09:13:35 AM »

Ooohh im nervous already :p cant wait though! im so exited  :p
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http://dazydesigns.etsy.com - check it out!!
www.myspace.com/friskypigeons
Lover of personal swaps!
Have 1000's and 1000's of undented perfect condition bottle caps to trade!
WANTED!!!! someone to do a nerdy/geek/games personal swap with me :p
PurpleHeather
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2006 01:33:17 PM »

Rah - After an hour of drawing pretty lines between what you all could do and what you wanted, I think I've got it sorted!  I've organised us into three trios, so you are sending to the person the arrow after your name points to:

Group 1 - Malinki > PurpleFluffyCow > SarahJayne
Group 2 - Dazy > Cutout > Rhicooqui
Group 3 - BestSundayDress > PurpleHeather > Safetyfox

If your name is the third in the list you are sending to the person first in the list.

I've now PMed you partner info.  The list above is definative, so if for some reason you've got info for someone other than the person above, please tell me!

To recap, crafting starts now, with sendouts next Tuesday, the 21st.

Rah!
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2006 02:10:03 PM »

Yay! off to start crafting right now!
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2006 11:26:43 PM »

Faberoo!  I didn't think people would mind me being a few hours early as I'm dog/house sitting at my mum's tonight, and her internet connection is slower than a sloth on the night shift.  Instead I'm going to indulge in a night of knitting, use their large floor to cut out the velvet for my cloak, and have a bath.  A proper whirlpool bath Cheesy

I love stash diving!  Turned up some gorgeous yarns Cheesy  Just got to work out which ones to use!
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2006 06:56:30 AM »

I'm going AWOL till tomorrow night - I've just been called down to Birmingham for a job interview tomorrow morning (talk about short notice!!), so I'll be crafting on the train, and I'll catch up on things tomorrow night Cheesy

I hope people are OK with partners & info, if not email me on heatherramsden [ at] gmail [ dot ] com, and I'll try to check that when I arrive with the Boy tonight, but I can't promise I'll manage to.

H
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rhicooqui
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2006 04:51:31 PM »

oh hope it goes well heather! thinking of you.
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2006 01:50:56 PM »

Rah - it went well enough that I've been invited back for a second interview, on Wednesday afternoon.

I'm going down to Brum tomorrow night to spend the night with the Boy, so I'll be offline from tomorrow lunch till wednesday night.

Tomorrow is the send out date, and so far people seem to be fine with posting tomorrow.  I have had a few people worrying about swap items - don't panic, I'm sure your partner will love your swap gift.

Can you please PM me tomorrow, letting me know if you've shipped.  When you do post, can you please get a receipt as proof of postage from the post office, and hang on to this in case your swap package goes missing.  The post person should write the house number and post code on the botom of the parcel.

It's OK to just send out standard class post, unless your partner has specifically asked you to send it signed for!

Rah - I'll set up the gallery now, so it's ready for when we get our parcels Cheesy
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2006 01:54:27 PM »

OK, the gallery is now up at:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80973.0
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2006 12:37:19 AM »

I've updated the list of sent on the first page - we're doing well Cheesy  Since most people sent first class now we need to hope that the posties brought many brilliant parcels this morning!
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