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« on: March 20, 2006 03:37:54 PM »

I was getting a little wistful as I read about the wedding swap, currently going on for those who are engaged.  What would anyone think about a Single Girl Swap?  This is not intended as an anti-wedding-swap thing or any kind of slam on the happily coupled; it's just an outlet for those of us who aren't paired up with anybody.

The only "problem" I can think of is that different people have different approaches to singleness.  Ones I can think of: dreaming/hopeful of finding "the one"; bitter and cynical about men; super-charged girl power; focusing on showing love to others/creating your own happiness; sad/lonely; recently broken up; happily single by choice; and I'm sure there's more.

Perhaps each person could state their "singles style" so that they get something that suits them - comfort for the sad, empowerment for the feisty, sass for the angry, etc.

The problem I'm hitting, starting out, is - how does one craft for this?  I did get a lovely Valentine's gift in Unconditional from porfiry - it included a Victorian valentine and a number of luxuries - fancy chocolates, scented soap, etc.  She also made me a sachet that's simple and heart shape and is embroidered with the word "courage."  It touched me deeply and was just what I needed.  (Though I know different styles would be encouraged by different approaches!)

Any ideas about whether/how this would work?  And would it be best to limit it to single/not dating/etc., or should it be open to those dating but not engaged/married?
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006 03:42:23 PM »

As someone who is looking to be single, and looking for that courage to get rid of the boy, and looking to continue with the empowerment and remind myself that I am just as strong single as I am with someone, I absolutely LOVE this idea. I love the thought of being able to pass on some positivity to someone else, too! What a great idea!!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006 06:43:27 PM »

i think this is great. while everyone wishes they had a boyfriend after some sappylifetime movie shows up, they're really a pain and only good for the sex. ( Grin kidding!)
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006 07:39:18 PM »

cool, I think each of you have demonstrated how many different views of singleness there are!   Grin  (I myself am mainly a dreamy/wistful/lonely/hopeful type, if that makes any sense!)

What kind of swap items come to mind?  I think our sassier chicks might enjoy teeshirts; I don't think one would really work for me.  (Who wants to wear an "I'm getting older all the time and wish I had a boyfriend or fiancee because I'm lonely" shirt??  Yeah, there's a real showing of self-confidence.)   Roll Eyes  Anyway, my approach would probably be along the lines of the V-day gift I received: little luxuries to make my single-gal swap partner feel pretty and girly and special.  Chocolate is always good for that, and I don't think you can ever go wrong with fancy bath soaps.  I really like revamping Altoid tins, and I'm still working on my sewing/embroidery skills. 

I sent hertrigger a little pink zipper pouch around V-day; it had a heart with an arrow (and dripping blood) that read "He loves me not."  (Yeah, I have my bitter side!)  Maybe a decorated goody like that would be nice; something to carry with you and remind you - well, in hertrigger's case, I guess my message was, "Men are jerks."  Which is not usually the message I want to send, but there was this guy, and, well...  Let's jsut say that particular embroidery project was good therapy.   Wink  But I could see taking the heart/courage theme from porfiry and making a little trinket that a gal can carry with her as a reminder.

Other ideas?  What would you enjoy receiving in this kind of theme?
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2006 09:24:25 AM »

I think the appeal of the swaps is that it allows the craftee to be as creative as possible - take the type of single attitude, and run with it! stalk your recipient to see their personality and craft according to them. I think this sounds like fun, and if I get feedback on my first swap before signups close I might join Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2006 08:37:55 AM »

I think the appeal of the swaps is that it allows the craftee to be as creative as possible - take the type of single attitude, and run with it! stalk your recipient to see their personality and craft according to them. I think this sounds like fun, and if I get feedback on my first swap before signups close I might join Smiley

i really like that idea. (and it turns out that after all i might not be single pretty soon. i'm kind of having mixed emotions on that.  Undecided) but like, i totally understand the whole wistful, i wish my prince charming was here kinda thing. so like maybe the wistful ones we could send the kind of valentine's gift that writer 78 got. something sweet and cute. i also like that  zipper pouch with the men are jerks kinda theme. we are women and we are better than men. they should be falling over themselves to get to usGrin but i think this is a fantastic idea.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2006 11:40:14 AM »

This could be fun! I'm surprised there isn't more interest in this one (are most craftsters hooked up?   Huh).

 I would be interested, as always depending on timing etc.  I'm starting to feel a little swapped out (mainly because my family's birthdays are going by and they're only getting gift certificates, meanwhile I've been knitting for swaps  Embarrassed).  Anyway... I think that we could have a lot of fun with this one, and that maybe there could be a question in the sign-up about your attitude about being single (ok with it? sad? angry? jubilant? empowered?) to help people figure out what to make.



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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006 06:03:58 PM »

I'm interested but also I'm waiting for several cool swaps to start so it depends on timing.  This would be great therapy/empowerment crafting, my ideas are all over the place for this one.  I'll keep thinking on it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006 06:23:08 PM »

I am in the Unconditional April swap, and I want to do the Thrift Store Art Revamp challenge.  Between those, writing projects (that I've been reeeeally lazy about), prep for best friend's May wedding, and real life, I don't have any plans to immediately take this forward.

I'll warn you, I'm notorious for posting ideas - or posting enthusiastically in other swap idea threads - and then losing interest a couple days later.  I absolutely refuse to ever flake on anyone, so at least I lose interest before signing up!   Roll Eyes

Point is, if you see this theme and want to organize it, go for it - no "pride of authorship" here.  If you want to wait, I may get to it later, but I can't guarantee, with this short attention span...   Tongue

shout-out to all my single girl peeps!  (Dont' you love it when lame 28 years olds try to use slang??)
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2006 06:47:07 AM »

I'll warn you, I'm notorious for posting ideas - or posting enthusiastically in other swap idea threads - and then losing interest a couple days later.  I absolutely refuse to ever flake on anyone, so at least I lose interest before signing up!   Roll Eyes

Oh, I so hear you on that one! I try not to reply to posts on this new swap idea board a lot of the time, because I was getting embarassed that I kept saying, "what a fab idea! I'd do it!" and then, when it became a swap, not joining in due to other commitments. But yeah, better to do it before than during the swap!

shout-out to all my single girl peeps!  (Dont' you love it when lame 28 years olds try to use slang??)

I don't think you're lame, writer... I think you're coooooool.   Cool   Cheesy
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