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Topic: The FOC secret project round 3!! (SIGNUPS CLOSED; FIRST MAILOUT 5/31/06).  (Read 27797 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2006 07:26:41 AM »

I know... I got sucked in too.  Can't... resist... any... longer....... attempts to resist... are futile...  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2006 07:38:42 AM »

omg.. I have to stencil a t-shirt that goes "resistance is futile" and though I'm not a trekkie.. I should probably also add: "you will be assimilated"
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2006 07:58:16 AM »

mata, I love it!! If ever you have me for a partner, please make me that shirt.
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2006 08:22:12 AM »

mata, I love it!! If ever you have me for a partner, please make me that shirt.
sure :-)
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2006 01:36:19 PM »

Yay, I'm excited!  It's very possible that this could be my last swap for a while.  We're heading to Denver to check out apts the first week of June!!  But don't worry, I have until late July to craft.  Heck, I'll probably be crafting something in the U-Haul out there!
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2006 02:28:38 PM »

So this sounds so much fun
but my personal experience with ongoing swaps has been a disaster. I tried organizing one and of 8 people - all friends of craftster- 4 ended up flaking and one was terrible and flaked on another swap around the same time as mine. Secret swaps are not much better. This one seems to be running great- despite the fact that it has all the elements I usually stay away from.
You guys who were in the other rounds- did people lose interest over the long commitment? And if you didnt' know who your partner was isn't it easier to keep sending to a flaker, cause you don't have communication to go by?
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2006 02:37:48 PM »

So this sounds so much fun
but my personal experience with ongoing swaps has been a disaster. I tried organizing one and of 8 people - all friends of craftster- 4 ended up flaking and one was terrible and flaked on another swap around the same time as mine. Secret swaps are not much better. This one seems to be running great- despite the fact that it has all the elements I usually stay away from.
You guys who were in the other rounds- did people lose interest over the long commitment? And if you didnt' know who your partner was isn't it easier to keep sending to a flaker, cause you don't have communication to go by?

awww, jessica, out of the 2 rounds i havent had a flaker as of yet.. one girl is really really late, but i have been communicating with both the person she was crafting for and the one crafting for her, and kinda put them on hold until she gets ahold of me..

its alot of work to organize but its sooo much fun, everyone seems to be addicted to this swap!
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2006 02:43:33 PM »

I'm in round 2 and wasn't in round 1, but I have to say...it's pretty damn fun! There are maybe more risks of the "dark side" of swapping, but I kinda go into these half for what I get and half for what I get to make, knowing that I may get flaked on or receive stuff I don't want. It's kinda like Christmas that way, LOL. But it's so much fun and everyone is so into it, it's a blast! I guess if you want a 100% guarantee it's better to shop than to swap, but I can see how the format might be a concern. But, so far it's all good! I'm sorry you'v been burned though. You are such an awesome organizer, too! try it, I bet you'll like it! Wink
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2006 02:50:22 PM »

Oh- I'm totally not looking for gurantee- if I was I wouldn't swap and umm... well you can see how much I do!
It just seems like ongoing swaps are much more of a problem so I swore off them based on my experience, but I'm so tempted.
It seems like if people stay into it and keep each other into it that's great, my thread basically went silent, no one posted in the gallery and I couldn't get people excited about it again, which made it miserable to organize.
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2006 02:57:57 PM »

Aw that sucks! And I didn't mean that to sound snotty at all! Sorry if it did! I sometimes buy stuff  on etsy rather than swap just cause I have a really exact thing in mind, so I was thinking of that when I was typing. I just meant...like anything it's a risk, but it seems to be going really well!
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