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Title: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 16, 2006 01:22:15 PM
Who's up for it? :)


EDiiT::
So far we have........
USA:: 6
OTHER COUNTRiiES::5


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 16, 2006 06:16:03 PM
I might be.  Craft wise there is a lot my country - Australia - doesn't have.  I will have to go and checkout previous rounds to make sure I have the correct idea about the concept though.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: face face ;0 on August 16, 2006 06:57:31 PM
id be up for that :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: novastarlet on August 16, 2006 07:14:00 PM
I am kinda interested but I need to know more... would this be an exact copy of the other rounds?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 16, 2006 08:04:18 PM
I have had a look at the other rounds (would this be round 6?) and yep, I am definately in.   :D   

I'm begining to get agitated 'cos I can't get shrinky dinks or amigurumi books here in Oz.  >:(

I am also very interested in yarn of unusual fibre (unusual to an Aussie that is) like corn, soy and possum.  We have possums here but no possum products.  They are protected. 

Also interested in Jerky of various, erm... animals.  Someone mentioned elk in round one, I'd like to try that and maybe vennison or buffalo too.  We can only get beef jerkey here normally, I occasionally find some biltong (then nearly eat myself sick).  We have kangaroo, crocodile and emu here, but it is an expensive novelty and I have only seen it at the zoo. 

oh, I nearly forgot.  I need to get my hands on some Kool Aid!  Is that how you spell it?  I really want to start dying stuff.

Lets see what can I send out... Vegemite, macadamia nuts, chicco Babies, Tim Tams and Marsupial related items.  No!  you can not have an actuall marsupial.  ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Chynadoll36 on August 16, 2006 08:48:18 PM
Ooo, ooo, Me MEEE!!!!

That's my imatation of what it would be like if you asked this question in a schoolroom, and I was a 8-year old girl.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: indigokat on August 16, 2006 09:08:51 PM
I saw this swap mentioned several times in the stencil section because in particular other countries cannot get their hands on freezer paper. I feel guilty every time I pass a huge pile of it in craft closet (2 for 1 sale).

We need to get some Japanese crafters to join so we can all beg to be their friends/personal swap slaves.  :)

I bookmarked this to keep an eye on progress to see if I can join depending where I am with other swaps.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 16, 2006 11:48:44 PM
indigokat, what is freezer paper?  It doesn't sound like something that would have many crafty applications, yet I am obviously wrong.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: underthemountain on August 17, 2006 04:03:10 AM
This sounds like it would be alot of fun.  We need more people from diff countries to join!  Come on!!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Me-Shell on August 17, 2006 07:40:11 AM
this sounds like a lot of fun!
i'm keeping an eye on this for sign-ups.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 17, 2006 04:49:56 PM
This sounds like it would be alot of fun.  We need more people from diff countries to join!  Come on!!!
I totally agree.  Come on folks, step up.  The more countries the better right?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 17, 2006 05:54:25 PM
I am kinda interested but I need to know more... would this be an exact copy of the other rounds?
i guess it can be. But do you have a suggestion on making it better?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 17, 2006 05:55:59 PM
Yah we definately need different countries! 9 Americans and 1 Russian aint gonna work (at least i dunno how it would)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: indigokat on August 17, 2006 06:33:13 PM
Miss Vicki -

Just type freezer paper in the search engine on this site and you'll see all the clever uses people use if for - mostly it is great for cutting stencils out and then ironing it to clothes, etc.

and Supastarr it looks like the other swaps they listed the swap in the specific forums at the bottom of the website for different countries/states. We could do that to get a better balance.

Right now you said the balance is mostly US and a Russian (and Miss Vicki is from Australia, right?)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 17, 2006 06:41:16 PM
I'd really like in on this one too!  I'm in the US.

Darn it, Miss Vicky!  I was going to request a Marsupial!! ;D

Who is going to organise this one?



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 17, 2006 07:47:02 PM
Yeah I'm Australian, from sunny sub-tropical-ish Queensland to be precise.  :)  I'd be happy to swap for two people if it will help with the numbers.  I will mention this at my next s 'n' b, it could snare us a few extra Aussies.  Ha!  You could all be over run with vegimite mwha ha ha  ;D  Err, anyhow, I for one am happy to swap with a North American or two.  Because I know that some of you guys can get Amigurumi books, and I have heard so much about your chocolate.  I love choc!!!  I have already started stashing Aussie confectionary in anticipation.

I'm not allowed to organise yet, I only have feedback from 1 swap so far.   :(

In the meantime, if our aim is to attract the attention of lots of folks from all over, I think we need to ensure this is a busy topic and therefore always highly visible on the board.  If you are really keen you could always mention it in your signature thingy, I have seen some organisers do that.  it is a good idea I think.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SherNWT on August 17, 2006 08:00:48 PM
Hey there OK I am from Canada.  About as far North in Canada as you can get.  I am interested.  But I am not sure What I can send.  We do have freezer paper and Kool-aid though (still a little shocked there is someplace in the world without Kool-aid -- What did you all drink when you were 6.)  I could send some Caribou, buffalo or Bison Jerky.  I can't get very much of anything exotic or different so would happily welcome your scraps. 

Sher


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: indigokat on August 17, 2006 09:19:39 PM
OK - I did a search of previous swaps in this series (and the galleries - go check them out) and as someone pointed out there that even if we end up with more North Americans than UK, Asia, Aussie, etc. then we have such a diversity of regions from the East Coast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, West Coast and Canada's vast regions that we could have a healthy swap going regardless.

Someone is Montreal might want some bayou snacks or someone from the Keys may want some Chicago goodies, etc. My current hometown of Pittsburgh, PA is home to the Andy Warhol Museum and lots of unique food and gizmos.

So, we could borrow from some of the "My Country Doesn't" swaps but have a regional twist if necessary like the "Represent Your City" swaps.



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 17, 2006 11:33:18 PM
a little shocked there is someplace in the world without Kool-aid -- What did you all drink when you were 6.  I could send some Caribou, buffalo or Bison Jerky.
OMG!  Caribou.   :o  Are you serious?  Sorry, of course you are.  Holy crap, I had never imagined that Caribou Jerky would exist.  I have to get me some of that.  And to answer your Kool-aid question... Aussie 6 year olds drink cordial too.  You DO refer to Kool-aid as cordial right?  'Cos it is cordial, unless cordial only refers to the liquid kinds.  Nearly all cordial brands in Australia are of the concentrated liquid variety.  Cottee's is the big selling favourite brand here and I don't think there will be an Aussie kid out there who wouldn't be able to sing along to the words from the old add campaigns (they seem to revamp and re-run it every decade or so) "My Dad picks the fruit, that goes to Cottee's, to make the cordial, that I like best".  I'm told I won't be able to dye my yarn with Cottee's though, because it is loaded (really loaded) with sugar.  I can remember powdered fruit drink concentrate thingys hitting the market here ages ago (early 90's maybe?) but it never really took off.  Probably because it was marketed as a more healthy alternative (because there are sugar free and colour free ranges) and as a good way to get lots of vitamin C (our regular cordal has no vit C added).  You can see why the cool kids didn't want to drink it.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: libbybee on August 18, 2006 03:06:49 AM
I'm a brit and this sounds like it would be great - will defo look out for sign up's! 
I'd also be happy to swap with 2 people - I do quilting, made bead jewellery, love sewing - particulaly vintage style printed fabrics, cooking  and am learning to crochet.
Shrinky dinks, mags, stationary and cool fabrics , recipes and sweets would be on my wish list!  I could send anything, but particualrly magazines, beads, wool, foodie stuff and other cool bits from the sunny south of England!
Maybe I could also swop stickers or something for children in my parcel - might be fun for them to get something as well (know mine would love it).


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 18, 2006 08:48:52 AM
I think that it all sounds great!  If no one else volunteers, I'd be happy to organise.  But if someone else wants to - go ahead!  I'll join nonetheless! :D

Dawn


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SherNWT on August 18, 2006 08:53:39 AM
You DO refer to Kool-aid as cordial right? 

Calling KoolAid cordial makes it sound really sophisticated.  We call it powdered drink crystals.   It does not have any fruit in it or anything remotely healthy. 

Sher


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on August 18, 2006 09:00:38 AM
Id like to join too if signups are after i get feedback from my last swap (which i should be getting in atleast a week).  Id really love to get some fashion mags from other places along with treats we dont have here in the states.  I love to sew so any fabrics would also be greatly appreciated.  

and miss vicki, have you ever had dr.pepper beef jerky? i love that stuff!

just in case you didnt catch it earlier, i live in texas (beefjerky=we love our meat, dr.pepper=made in TX)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: arcadian green on August 18, 2006 09:39:16 AM
I've always wanted to be in one of these swaps.  I love seeing what everyone gets.  I didn't realize Kool-Aid and beef/elk/other random animals jerky were such hot items. 


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 18, 2006 12:52:35 PM
You DO refer to Kool-aid as cordial right? 

Calling KoolAid cordial makes it sound really sophisticated.  We call it powdered drink crystals.   It does not have any fruit in it or anything remotely healthy. 

Sher
Lol! "Powdered Drink Crystals"!!  :D i luv that!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 18, 2006 12:53:46 PM
I think that it all sounds great!  If no one else volunteers, I'd be happy to organise.  But if someone else wants to - go ahead!  I'll join nonetheless! :D

Dawn
Cool. Can we co-organize?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 18, 2006 12:55:26 PM
Aight we need to know how many people we have from other countries and how many we have from U.S. Because if there are too many U.S.A-ers we'd probably have to do a my state doesn't have that swap?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 18, 2006 01:21:33 PM
Supastarrr - I'd love to co-organise if you need me!  that would be great fun!

Ok, I'm from Michigan, USA.  Who else do we have?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 18, 2006 02:34:22 PM
Supastarrr - I'd love to co-organise if you need me!  that would be great fun!

Ok, I'm from Michigan, USA.  Who else do we have?

Tightness!....Well im gonna post on the first page how many Americans vs. How many foreigners


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on August 18, 2006 02:52:31 PM
haha i love your signature supastarrr110! i love flavor of love!
sorry to get off topic


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 18, 2006 03:06:57 PM
haha i love your signature supastarrr110! i love flavor of love!
sorry to get off topic
  ;D Lol me too! New York was my dawg! i wish she would've won  :P


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: face face ;0 on August 18, 2006 03:20:52 PM
im from denver, co   :) when are sign ups starting - does it depend on the numbers of non us crafters - because we may have to wait longer for that... or if they are game, the non us people could get and gie two pacages- but i dont know if that's aking too much :P


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 18, 2006 05:11:22 PM
Wow lots of replies while I was snoozing!

Katie_ramone9, I have never even heard of Dr. Pepper jerky, let alone eaten it.  Thing is I absolutely hate Dr. Pepper.  I think I'd like it on jerky though, my BF's mum sometimes cooks Coca Cola chicken casserole and I really like it.  So, I can imagine Dr. Pepper jerky to be a match made in heaven.

And SherNWT, I know that the advertisement I mentioned makes our cordial sound like it has fruit in it (and is therefore healthier), but it is only a token 2% of fruit or something crap like that.  I know, why bother.  As for the "powdered drink crystals", sounds like something that would sit right next to the space food sticks on my shelf.  Hilarious  ;D

Sounds like the process is moving right along here.  Yeah!  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: knitwit on August 18, 2006 06:09:16 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun! I'm in the USA though - wouldn't want to tip the scales too much. If there's room for another one I'd like to do it!

If it's state to state, I'm in Los Angeles - what on earth do we have here you can't get in the other states?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Chynadoll36 on August 18, 2006 07:08:37 PM
Hey I'm from Massachusetts, USA just so you can keep tally.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 18, 2006 08:32:49 PM
Hey is anyone in a swap right now? if so when will it be over? i just want to know when's a good time for signups && whatnot. Holla


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SherNWT on August 18, 2006 08:35:42 PM
I'm not.  This would be my first.

Sher


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gavagai on August 18, 2006 08:58:22 PM
I am not entirely sure what jerky is, but if it is what I think it is (it is some kind of dried meat right?) I could probably get you reindeer jerky.  :) (It's probably horribly expensive though.  :() I am Swedish and would love to join in about a couple of weeks. I would be happy to swap with two people.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SherNWT on August 18, 2006 09:07:10 PM
Reindeer and Caribou are cousins. 

That is my useless trivia fact for today.

And Jerky is dried meat.

Sher


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: libbybee on August 19, 2006 06:10:22 AM
This would be my first swop, soI could sign up right away! :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: arcadian green on August 19, 2006 04:01:16 PM
I'm in the US if we can add another person from here.



This sounds like a lot of fun! I'm in the USA though - wouldn't want to tip the scales too much. If there's room for another one I'd like to do it!

If it's state to state, I'm in Los Angeles - what on earth do we have here you can't get in the other states?

I'm sure there are a lot of things you have in LA that you can't get elsewhere.  I can't think of any examples of the top of my head.   You would just have to find out from your partner what they have and don't have. ;D 


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on August 19, 2006 05:55:05 PM
i should be getting feedback for my first swap soon so anytime would be good for me.

miss vicki: dr.pepper jerkey doesnt really taste like dr.pepper. it tastes....like....no other jerkey ive had before.  although ive only had a few kinds.


and LA has alot of things other places dont have. i used to live right by there and you guys have tons of stuff i cant get outin texas.  like good mexican food (none of that tex-mex junk).  but i dont think you could send burritos in the mail and have them arrive edible  :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: knitwit on August 19, 2006 07:15:18 PM
Ha! It's true about the mexican food. We have the BEST here. I thought about some local things I could get and I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner but I have a lot of stuff from Hawaii around (my folks live there). I guess I feel like a mainlander.

So... It won't be a problem! Thanks for all the encouragement. When are the sign-ups?  :)

ps I can get mexican aguas frescas flavors of kool-aid. I know dye-your-own folks want some!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on August 20, 2006 10:00:36 AM
oh my gosh! i must get me some curly wurlys!  my friend just got back from england and brought me one and i have to have more...they are so good  :o


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gavagai on August 20, 2006 10:43:36 AM
I can join as soon as I've finished my first swap in about a week and a half. I'm Swedish.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 20, 2006 03:40:29 PM
Thanks for the Dr. Pepper tip katie_ramone9.  We have Curly Wurlys in Australia, that is, if they are the same thing here.  A long, flat, squiggily chocolate coated caramel thingy?

oh yeah, and I am only in 1 swap right now (my 2nd) and I am going to post very soon.  So I am good to go whenever.

Wow gavagai!  Reindeer is another one I never really imagined would be out there at all, jerkey-wise that is.

Knitwit, I have never heard of that Mexican Kool-Aid you mentioned, but it sounds fun.  I have to wonder what other nations have their own Kool-Aid, feelin' left out.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: devilninny on August 20, 2006 04:54:09 PM
if i can make signups/you can add another us person, i would love to do this!  if not, thats alright!  (watches the board)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gumshoegal on August 20, 2006 06:43:25 PM
if you still need another person i would love to join. i live in the u.s.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: indigokat on August 20, 2006 10:15:13 PM
OK I just posted in ALL of the city/country guides with information about this swap. Hopefully we'll have loads of creative gals/gents joining us to even things out as far as the U.S./rest of our blue marble balance.

Here is what I posted:

Come join the latest round of the swap “My Country Doesn’t Have That”

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=114789.0


Basically you are sending your partner goodies from your country that she/he may not have in their country. You will discuss with your partner those things that you are looking for and send those items that are unique to your country. 

Here are previous swap galleries for this series:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=46226.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56254.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73047.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83420.0


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: squirrellypoo on August 21, 2006 09:39:10 AM
I saw our post in the England forum, and I'm game. We have a decent amount of sewing and crafty stuff in London, but I have a hell of a time finding any nice stretchy fabrics, and I've got a lovely Simplicity pattern that's dying for a good printed jersey...


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 21, 2006 01:47:06 PM
if i can make signups/you can add another us person, i would love to do this!  if not, thats alright!  (watches the board)
  ??? Wait i'm confused...Are you saying that you'd want to organize or somethin?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 21, 2006 01:53:07 PM
if i can make signups/you can add another us person, i would love to do this!  if not, thats alright!  (watches the board)
  ??? Wait i'm confused...Are you saying that you'd want to organize or somethin?

I think devilninny was saying that if she can make it into the signups or you could add her, that would be great.  Is that right, devilninny?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 21, 2006 01:59:28 PM
if i can make signups/you can add another us person, i would love to do this!  if not, thats alright!  (watches the board)
  ??? Wait i'm confused...Are you saying that you'd want to organize or somethin?

I think devilninny was saying that if she can make it into the signups or you could add her, that would be great.  Is that right, devilninny?

im sorry but i still don't understand


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on August 21, 2006 02:47:17 PM
miss vickie:  yes those are curly wurlys! we dont have them in the states  :'( 


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 21, 2006 04:33:17 PM
miss vickie:  yes those are curly wurlys! we dont have them in the states  :'( 
  Thanks for the tip, I'll add them to my stash.  I never though of them as being really great.  But that is probably because I used to get one in my lunchbox at primary school most days for about a year.  I am pretty certain I loved curly wurlys before that.  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: devilninny on August 21, 2006 06:35:47 PM
if i can make signups/you can add another us person, i would love to do this!  if not, thats alright!  (watches the board)
  ??? Wait i'm confused...Are you saying that you'd want to organize or somethin?

I think devilninny was saying that if she can make it into the signups or you could add her, that would be great.  Is that right, devilninny?


yes, i meant if i have less than five IN PROGRESSes left and you still can accept someone from the usa, i'd be interested!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on August 22, 2006 06:36:39 AM
I knew that's what devilninny meant, maybe I just make it clear?  Anyhow, hope that clears it up.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: KnitChick1979 on August 22, 2006 01:40:16 PM

and miss vicki, have you ever had dr.pepper beef jerky? i love that stuff!

just in case you didnt catch it earlier, i live in texas (beefjerky=we love our meat, dr.pepper=made in TX)

There's Dr Pepper beef jerky??????  MUST FIND!!!  I love Dr Pepper and I love beef jerky!!


I'd be in for this myself.  Especially if we have someone in it from Scotland (I need more Scottish butterscotch, my catalog stopped carrying it!)  I'm in Chicago, so easy access to all sorts of groovy stuff here.

Mary Jo


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: nifuu on August 23, 2006 12:37:53 PM
ah this is the most annoying thing ever
i'd love to join, but looking at the rules, apparently i'm not supposed to, as i haven't commented for 15 (?) times yet in any board.
i'm from germany by the way. is there no other way of proving that i'd send the parcel? like having my swap partner wait for me to scan in the receipt for the parcel before sending their own?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: knitwit on August 23, 2006 01:00:10 PM
ah this is the most annoying thing ever
i'd love to join, but looking at the rules, apparently i'm not supposed to, as i haven't commented for 15 (?) times yet in any board.
i'm from germany by the way. is there no other way of proving that i'd send the parcel? like having my swap partner wait for me to scan in the receipt for the parcel before sending their own?


I'm sure you can find 15 things to post/comment on in the next few days.  It doesn't have to be all in the same board. It would be great to have you in the swap!  ;)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: nifuu on August 23, 2006 01:03:47 PM
true, i'll just have a look round and tell every1 how great their stuff is^^ i wud love to join, seriously


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on August 23, 2006 03:01:25 PM
nifuu:  hurry up and tell 12 random people their stuff rocks!  :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 23, 2006 04:18:11 PM
I'm sure you can make it in time Nifuu.  Once you start reading through the boards you will find that there is a lot of awesome stuff to talk about.  You'll start off by aiming for 15 posts but probably end up with 50, unless you are shy that is.  Besides, signups haven't started yet so you'll have time.  Um, right guys?  I looked, but I haven't found any.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 23, 2006 08:41:54 PM
I just found a store in my city that specialises in hard-to-find junk food.  They have a fair bit of chocolate from the US, so I randomly picked out 3 chocolates and grabbed a bag of peanut butter M 'n' Ms because I keep hearing about how awesome they are (and because my BF loves peanut butter).  Well, the Butterfingers was OK, but I don't think I'll get it again.  I had a Baby Ruth (because I recognised it from the movie Goonies and possibly Hellboy), that one was good.  I also had a Reese's cup but I gave it to the BF when I saw it was a peanut butter cup, he was very grateful and loves 'em.  We shared the M 'n' Ms, he liked them better than I did, I think I prefer regular M 'n' Ms.

Are Americans obsessed with peanut and peanut butter related chocolates, or have you been misrepresented by my local candy store?

I'd like to know if any of you in Nth America, Brittan or Europe have Chockito bars?  They are my all time favourite chocolate bar.  Until recently they have been hard to come by in Australia (now they can be found in any servo), they are made in New Zealand.  Which brings me to another thought I had earlier.  I can get my hands on a fair bit of food from NZ, biscuits, soft drinks, chocolate and their powdered drink crystals (also no good for dying yarn, I forget what it is called over there).  So (if I don't get any Kiwi protests), I can supply stuff from there too.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: knitwit on August 23, 2006 09:11:14 PM
Oh Miss_Vicki I'd be lucky to get you as a partner! All that stuff you listed sounds great.

I think Americans are obsessed with the peanut butter and chocolate combination. In fact, I'm shocked to hear that love is limited to the US. There are lots of different Reeses's cups in the US too: giant sized, dark chocolate, white chocolate, crunchy, caramel, etc. Baby Ruth was also featured in the movie Caddyshack, not that you'd want to eat one after the suggestion!

Never heard of the chockito bar but, knowing nothing about it, I still really really want to try one!

Any ideas of when this swap is getting off the ground?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Selise on August 23, 2006 09:32:31 PM
wow.. and I have to wait almost a full month before I can swap cos of the rules.

This sounds like such an awesome topic.  I'm from New Jersey USA, but was raised on an American Indian Reservation, then when I was 18 moved to Puerto Rico, and moved back to the States when I was 20.. and my husbands from England, so I have a ton of cool stuff I could swap.. but I guess I gotta wait.. thems the rules!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 23, 2006 10:42:55 PM
Baby Ruth was also featured in the movie Caddyshack, not that you'd want to eat one after the suggestion!

Oh dear.  I have not seen Caddyshack.  I play golf and I have heard that the movie is a prime example of what not to do on the course.  So I have not watched it, for fear it will ruin my game.  But, now I think I'll cave and watch it.  You know, to further my education about international chocolate.  :D  I bet I can imagine what the gag in the movie is though.  I bet it is the ol' poo-floating-in-the-pool gag right?  In Australia we use Pollywaffles for that, well, we used to use pollywaffles but now they are rare (probably because they suck).  Now we use Chokitos for that, and as I have mentioned before, Chokitos rock!  I had a feeling no one would be familiar with them.  They are caramel fudge, coated in chocolate and rice crispies.  ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: libbybee on August 24, 2006 01:43:42 AM
ooh, Chokitos sound great - I'll try to find some choccies that aren't available abroad.  Do you get Galaxy's and Ripples, they are my favourite?  I also have my pristine copy of Vogue here ready to send - any idea when sign up's will be starting?  I'll also be checking in the bead shop next time I am town to see what items they have that I reckon will be hard to find.  Living by the sea we have sticks of candy rock, so one of those will have to be sent as well, do you have them elsewhere?  Can't wait to get on with this one!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on August 24, 2006 06:54:16 AM
chokitos? any realtion to cheetos? by the way, do people outside of the states have cheetos, dorritos, fritos, funyuns, or any chips like that?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: trillian on August 24, 2006 06:59:09 AM
I'd love to take part... don't know if there are all that many craft things here in Finland that anyone would actually want. We have pretty good chocolate though, everyone loves chocolate right? And then there are the strange Finnish sweets that you either love or hate :D

Never heard of reindeer jerky, probably isn't sold around here (maybe in Lappland, I'm sure tourists love stuff like that)

chokitos? any realtion to cheetos? by the way, do people outside of the states have cheetos, dorritos, fritos, funyuns, or any chips like that?

Never heard of them, but I think there are probably some similar products.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 24, 2006 07:24:07 AM
I'd definitely be up for it. I'm from Scotland, so I can send lots of Scottish/British goodies! :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Me-Shell on August 24, 2006 07:29:54 AM
i really want to do this swap, but i don't want to add another american to the group if there are too many already!

i think i would be at a loss trying to figure out what to send.
well, you never know, i guess.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Saor on August 24, 2006 07:37:14 AM
I'd be interested too.

I am in ireland. So I could send so loads of nice cheesy(as in cheesy-kitcshy not as in milk by-products  :)) Irish stuff, Cadbury's choccie, irish sweets,Post cards,Irish language stuff, cladagh stuff,etc,etc.

There is so much craft related stuff yoy can't get here.We don't get Kool-Aid here or Skrinky-Dinks(I want to try these so much) or cool wool or fabrics....etc,etc

Also I want to try the Reiss Peanut Butter cups. I had Chocolate Peanut butter sweets years ago - yum.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: KnitChick1979 on August 24, 2006 08:46:24 AM
I'd definitely be up for it. I'm from Scotland, so I can send lots of Scottish/British goodies! :)

Okay I want you as my partner!  :D  I am totally obsessed with all things Scottish (you should see me faint when a hunk of man walks in the room wearing a kilt! ;)

So when are sign ups starting???

Mary Jo


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: nifuu on August 24, 2006 08:50:50 AM
i would definitely want a swap partner who likes chocolate, I'd feel bad not sending any :)
has anyone of you ever been to germany? i know what we don't have over here, but don't know what germany's known for or anything?
I'd love to swap with someone from the UK. If not, that's alright as well ^^


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SherNWT on August 24, 2006 08:59:46 AM
I sam in the same boat I know what we don't have but I have no idea what we do here in Northern Canada.  Anybody interested in Native crafts like tufting or beading, etc?

Sher


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: novastarlet on August 24, 2006 09:11:07 AM
So this is basically just purchased good? I guess I will set this one out and just watch the gallery. I don't think my region has much to offer thanks to globalization and the wal-martification of the US. hah. Not too much regional or independent products here besides junk food.  :P


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 24, 2006 09:22:04 AM
So this is basically just purchased good? I guess I will set this one out and just watch the gallery. I don't think my region has much to offer thanks to globalization and the wal-martification of the US. hah. Not too much regional or independent products here besides junk food.  :P

Junk food is good food! ;)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gumshoegal on August 24, 2006 02:16:37 PM
i'll organize if no one else wants to. or i'll help. let me know


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 24, 2006 03:01:07 PM
chokitos? any realtion to cheetos? by the way, do people outside of the states have cheetos, dorritos, fritos, funyuns, or any chips like that?
  No Chokitos are not related to them at all.  They are made by Nestle, same as Smarties are.  We have Cheetos and Dorritos in Australia.  But not Fritos or Funyans.  Sorry I have been banging on about food so much.  I really do love it that much.  I really am looking for craft supplies.  Yarn and Kool-Aid.  I'm certainly not going to drink the Kool-Aid.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: trillian on August 25, 2006 09:34:47 AM
I'm certainly not going to drink the Kool-Aid.

Me neither...  :D (well maybe just a little bit...)

Will there be a budget for how much money you spend, like don't spend less the x$ but don't spend more than y$? Or is that supposed to be decided between the partners?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SilverWing on August 25, 2006 04:47:44 PM
I wanna' play too!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: lupinbunny on August 26, 2006 01:44:03 AM
i would like to be in.

i'm ohh-stray-yan (australian. with my accent).

just wondering though (since i'm a student :) ) what kind of price spendy range we're looking at?

oo! i am gonna send so many cherry ripes (they don't exist in the USA?!) and fry's turkish delights. yum. those are my favourite chocolates. those and mint aeros. which i can also send! oh... and i hope to get paired with a knitter, coz there's yarn yarn (which can be bought in some places overseas, but not so many) that is from my hometown! (well, it's spun in italy, but the company is based here).
and i wants me some kool-aid in return  :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Me-Shell on August 26, 2006 06:04:49 AM
lupinbunny, it sounds like you need to be my partner!

everything you listed sounds great!
kool-aid is everywhere in the states.  you would get a bag full of it!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: nifuu on August 26, 2006 06:15:59 AM
I can't wait to get started...
I keep thinking about what to send over, got some ideas already - mainly food but I think one can't really go wrong with that.
Haven't we got enough participants yet then or why does it feel like ages till sign-up?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: knitwit on August 26, 2006 08:13:04 AM
Supastarrr - I'd love to co-organise if you need me!  that would be great fun!


From what I can tell looking through the thread, Supastarr and SevsOnlyGirl have agreed to co-organize. Are you two still reading this thread and still interested in getting this swap going?

I also saw gumshoegal willing to organize. I may have missed someone else volunteering since this thread is pretty long. I think it's great we've got interested people to swap and organize, and I vote to start up soon. I hope I'm not being pushy.  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 26, 2006 08:30:58 AM
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I think it's great we've got interested people to swap and organize, and I vote to start up soon. I hope I'm not being pushy.

Next month would be great as I'm still half-way through my first swap but realllllly want to do this one. :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: mini on August 26, 2006 09:08:22 AM
I'd like to play too, but I'm working on my first swap. we are in send out phase. I live in Switzerland. I'm not sure what we have that you might want?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: nifuu on August 26, 2006 09:15:03 AM
Schweizer Schokolade ;-) also Toblerone vielleicht?



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 26, 2006 09:19:28 AM
Schweizer Schokolade ;-) also Toblerone vielleicht?



I'm not so hot on my Gerrman, but I understand toblerone! Mmmmmm :). Y.U.M.M.Y!!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: nifuu on August 26, 2006 09:23:18 AM

I'm not so hot on my Gerrman, but I understand toblerone! Mmmmmm :). Y.U.M.M.Y!!

it said maybe some swiss chocolate like toblerone :)
do u get toblerone where you live?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 26, 2006 09:38:28 AM

I'm not so hot on my Gerrman, but I understand toblerone! Mmmmmm :). Y.U.M.M.Y!!

it said maybe some swiss chocolate like toblerone :)
do u get toblerone where you live?

Lol, I did say my German was bad. Yeah you get it here, its scrumdidellydumtious! :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: indigokat on August 26, 2006 10:13:02 AM
Besides food I know I would love some fabric scraps or craft mags from other counties. I figure there are fabric patterns or designers that we wouldn't have available here or vice versa.

I'm still not sure if I can do this round as I'm getting inventory ready for 2 shows and I'm already in 2 swaps. But this is the 6th round of this swap so we'll just make a 7th for those of us who can't join this time around. Will that work for those of you who want to start ASAP and for those who can't do it right now (so you know you won't miss out on the fun).


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 26, 2006 04:06:52 PM
Hey all! my computer has been down for 2 days but im back! just letting you know, SevsOnlyGirl might not be able to co organize but she said she'd help the best she could. But i'm so happy with the turn out!! im going to start up the new post right now! it's my first time organizing so please try not to crucify me  ;D i'll post back here with the link when im done!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 26, 2006 04:36:56 PM
Any chance of it having a long sign-up date?  ;)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: supastarrr110 on August 26, 2006 04:45:19 PM
Yes signup is for 2 weeks i hope that helps!

Here it is, in all its glory  :P
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=117070.0


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 26, 2006 04:49:06 PM
Yes signup is for 2 weeks i hope that helps!

Here it is, in all its glory  :P
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=117070.0

Hopefully I'll have my first feedback by then :).


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Sirk on August 26, 2006 08:06:29 PM
Sounds like a great idea! I'd better stop lurking and start posting so I can join the next round  ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: libbybee on August 27, 2006 12:56:48 AM
Ooh, I am soo excited!
On the subject of money, I was going to buy some bits, but also craft some recipe cards and make something small such as a bracelet using beads in red, white and blue for Britain.  I don't think this just has to be a buying swop for those of you out there with half empty purses!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: kaffrin on August 27, 2006 01:34:24 AM
Ooh, I'd love to join, but I'm a total swap newbie! I've read the rules about number of posts and whatnot. What do I have to do now?

It's all so confusing!  ??? :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: trillian on August 27, 2006 03:39:42 AM
Ooh, I'd love to join, but I'm a total swap newbie! I've read the rules about number of posts and whatnot. What do I have to do now?

It's all so confusing!  ??? :D

Go here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=117070.0
Fill out the questionnare, PM it to the organizer (supastarrr110) and then she'll pair everyone up and PM you with your partner's questionnare.



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: suzeeannie on August 27, 2006 06:22:56 AM
Ooh, I am soo excited!
On the subject of money, I was going to buy some bits, but also craft some recipe cards and make something small such as a bracelet using beads in red, white and blue for Britain.  I don't think this just has to be a buying swop for those of you out there with half empty purses!

Good idea! I think my purse is aalot less than half-empty though. :P I love getting sweets from other countires though.  ;D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gavagai on August 27, 2006 02:48:16 PM
I'm not sure how this swap works. Is the point to craft or buy things typical for your country or can you wish for things that you really need that you can not get in your own country. People seem to be very much inte sending candy and souveniers, and that's all fine, but to be a bit egocentric, there are a lot of craft supplies that I can not get here in Sweden that I'd be extremely grateful if someone could get for me in the U.S. Not that I am demanding things, but will we be able to wish? There is no form to answer to participate, right, where you can write down your likes/dislikes/wishes...?

Just wondering...


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SilverWing on August 27, 2006 03:12:07 PM
I'm not sure how this swap works. Is the point to craft or buy things typical for your country or can you wish for things that you really need that you can not get in your own country. People seem to be very much inte sending candy and souveniers, and that's all fine, but to be a bit egocentric, there are a lot of craft supplies that I can not get here in Sweden that I'd be extremely grateful if someone could get for me in the U.S. Not that I am demanding things, but will we be able to wish? There is no form to answer to participate, right, where you can write down your likes/dislikes/wishes...?

Just wondering...

You and your partner can send whatever you agree upon.  Lot of people request craft supplies.  There's a form in the first post of the thread that you fill out and send to the organizer that has a spot where you can fill in the things you'd most like to recieve.  If you don't mind my asking, what sorts of craft supplies are you wanting from the US?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gavagai on August 27, 2006 03:28:48 PM
I'm sorry, but I can't see the form. Could it be that I am looking in the wrong place or maybe I'm going blind...  ::)

The thing I really need is a good polymer clay varnish (I mention it in my wists), but then there are other things of interest as well, freezer paper being one of them that you can not get here. I am also looking for shrinky dinks (never tried it, but I don't think I can get it here) and various jewelery findings. I'm sure there are even more things that I can not think of right now, so I guess I would have to do a lot of swaps.  :) I can order some of the things online I guess, but some things I have not found at all, and some companies only deliver to the U.S.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on August 27, 2006 03:35:37 PM
I'm sorry, but I can't see the form. Could it be that I am looking in the wrong place or maybe I'm going blind...  ::)
There is a link in supastarrr110's 2nd post on page 10 of this forum.  That will take you to the sign-ups page were you will find the questionnaire you need to fillout as well as other important details.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gavagai on August 27, 2006 03:40:25 PM
Oh! Now I get it! Thanks.  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Diane B. on August 29, 2006 09:59:42 AM
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The thing I really need is a good polymer clay varnish


gavagai, there are at least a couple of things I'm pretty sure you can find in Sweden which would be good finishes for polymer clay.  The two main finishes we use in the US are Future (an thin acrylic polish for vinyl floors) and polyurethane (a thicker, clear acrylic finish for bare wood).

Future is made by Johnson and Johnson and sold all over the world by different names. Sidolux is a possibility in Sweden, but I have a question mark after it so the name may be wrong or it may not be available.  I have Clear listed for Norway.
Any acrylic-based floor polish for vinyl-type flooring should work though (another brand here is Mop 'N Glo).
(for the names of other Future substitues available in other countries around you, check out this page, under the Future subcategory:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm

There is so much wood furniture in Sweden that I'm sure there are many clear wood finishes too!  Anything that's water-based (acrylic) should work well. 
The Varathane brand of polyurethane we often use in the U.S. just has something called an "interpenetrating network" which means that it soaks into the clay a bit more than many other polyrethanes, but that's not generally necessary at all.

Look on the page linked to above for more info on other clear things that can be used as finishes on polymer clay (clear acrylic fingernail polish, etc..... and also various paste waxes for getting a sheen rather than a high gloss on clay)

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 I am also looking for shrinky dinks (never tried it, but I don't think I can get it here)


Have you done an online search for the phrase "shrink plastic"?  You might get more hits than using a brand name (and some brands already have images on them, rather than blank). 

Interestingly, many common plastics will do the same shrinking thing that the special products do... e.g., here we can use the plastics usually used for boxing up salad to-go, plastic liners for graham cracker crusts, etc., etc.  Most plastics will shrink at the particular temp for that plastic, so experiment (watching carefully).  Even foam cups will shrink, though they're a little different from clear plastics obviously.


Good luck!




Diane B.


...check out the 2 NEW polymer clay boards  here at craftster:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=238.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=239.0


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gavagai on August 29, 2006 12:16:31 PM
Thank you for your answer (and I know this isn't the right forum to ask, but...)

I can look for floor varnishes, but still just to be sure, it would be nice to use something that I know is suitable and used by others for polymer clay.

I have found polyshrink. You wouldn't happen to know if that brand can be used with an inkjet printer?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Diane B. on August 30, 2006 11:26:58 AM
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I have found polyshrink. You wouldn't happen to know if that brand can be used with an inkjet printer?

I'm not a shrink plastic expert, but I thought that they could all be used in a printer as long as they were the right shape etc.  I could be wrong though... you should check at the PolyShrink website, or a site that sells that brand.  Some brands or types may need to be sanded just a little more than usual when using in a printer??

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I can look for floor varnishes, but still just to be sure, it would be nice to use something that I know is suitable and used by others for polymer clay.

Well, "suitable and used by others for polymer clay" IS acrylic floor polish and wood sealer... most of us never use the sealers which are made specifically for polymer clay (too expensive, or too gloppy in the case of Sculpey's). 

If you can't find one of the brands of vinyl-floor polish listed on that page I linked to before, then I'd suggest going with a wood finish instead (that's what I prefer anyway, but all clayers have their favorites and many use both... I use Future too for some things).
It's unlikely that any clear *acrylic* wood finish would not work very well with polymer clay, so you might want to go with that type first rather than a floor polish just because it would be easier to find.

(Btw, most clayers get the highest gloss version of the wood sealer-finish that the brand offers... just be aware that many brands come in various degrees of gloss or non-gloss.  There are ways of making the Gloss less glossy if you should ever want to do that (look on the page I linked to for that).


Good luck!



Diane B.

 





Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: decibel on September 04, 2006 07:15:12 AM

I can look for floor varnishes, but still just to be sure, it would be nice to use something that I know is suitable and used by others for polymer clay.

I have found polyshrink. You wouldn't happen to know if that brand can be used with an inkjet printer?

Hej där fellow Swede! :)

Check out your nearest Panduro store for info on suitable varnishes... and while you're at it: look for a A4-sized package marked "KRYMP-PLAST" which contains shrinkie-dink material (I think 3 or 5 sheets). Panduro should have it in store, or on-line.

Kul att se fler svenskar här på Craftster! Yay! ;)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gavagai on September 04, 2006 08:43:03 AM
Yes, I found the shrink plastic at Panduro, but they didn't know if it was suitable to run through your printer or not. I'll try to check with the company who makes it though.

Och hej på dig också.  :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: sophieangele on September 06, 2006 08:16:23 AM
Am I too late to join the swap?



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on September 06, 2006 12:15:43 PM
Am I too late to join the swap?



yeah we already sent in our info and were all paired up. but there'll be more rounds!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: sophieangele on September 06, 2006 12:44:44 PM
ah well, next time perhaps



Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gumshoegal on September 06, 2006 02:32:36 PM
is it safe to say everyone would want to do this again? i'll organize the next one


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on September 06, 2006 02:38:49 PM
is it safe to say everyone would want to do this again? i'll organize the next one

if you do you've already got one "foreigner" (sophieangele) and those are usually the hardest to round up. 

I might join in on another round....but we'll have to see how much i have to spend on shipping this time around.  :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on September 06, 2006 04:59:51 PM
I'm pretty sure I'd be up for another round.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Mehtare on September 06, 2006 09:29:06 PM
Depending on the when, I'd be interested. And I'm not American, so that might help. I'm from Canada. I'll have to think about what to send, but off the top of my head... elk jerky, Labello lip balm (SOOO GOOD), Excel gum (apparently something in it isn't quite legal in the States... it's super-strong gum)... I could send a mix CD of Canadian rock... oooh, I could make an inukshuk! Good times!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on September 06, 2006 10:52:49 PM
Does Milo exist in the US?  It is a powdered drink mix that you add to hot milk.  I know you have Nestle products there, but it seems that their product ranges differ greatly from country to country.  I am certain that the UK and NZ have it, but I am unsure if it appears at all in the Americas.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Me-Shell on September 07, 2006 04:24:47 AM
i don't think we have milo in the states.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: gumshoegal on September 07, 2006 04:31:09 AM
i have never heard of milo.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on September 07, 2006 06:57:32 AM
Depending on the when, I'd be interested. And I'm not American, so that might help. I'm from Canada. I'll have to think about what to send, but off the top of my head... elk jerky, Labello lip balm (SOOO GOOD), Excel gum (apparently something in it isn't quite legal in the States... it's super-strong gum)... I could send a mix CD of Canadian rock... oooh, I could make an inukshuk! Good times!

Excel gum??? iv never heard of it.  and you say its not legal? hmm...thats something id be interested in  ;D 
but why is it not legal in the states?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Mehtare on September 07, 2006 07:27:55 AM
Depending on the when, I'd be interested. And I'm not American, so that might help. I'm from Canada. I'll have to think about what to send, but off the top of my head... elk jerky, Labello lip balm (SOOO GOOD), Excel gum (apparently something in it isn't quite legal in the States... it's super-strong gum)... I could send a mix CD of Canadian rock... oooh, I could make an inukshuk! Good times!

Excel gum??? iv never heard of it.  and you say its not legal? hmm...thats something id be interested in  ;D 
but why is it not legal in the states?

I'm not sure. I guess there's something in it that your food and drug admin hasn't approved, something like that. Everyone I know has chewed it and we're all still kicking, so...    :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on September 07, 2006 04:32:16 PM
Wow.  No Milo in the states.  That means no Milo chocolate bars either, I better add one to the stash.  Do you have Quick (or Nesquick)?  What do American childern flavour their milk with?  Don't tell me they drink it plain, I know I was a social outcast (almost, sorta) for doing that.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: TheBon on September 07, 2006 04:45:03 PM
Lots of American children do drink their milk plain, but we do have NesQuick. In chocolate and strawberry and either powder or syrup. We also have hershey's syrup which comes in the same flavors [and likely more by now.]


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on September 07, 2006 04:54:13 PM
Lots of American children do drink their milk plain, but we do have NesQuick. In chocolate and strawberry and either powder or syrup. We also have Hershey's syrup which comes in the same flavors [and likely more by now.]
I'm glad to hear there are other plain milk drinkers out there.  It wouldn't kill some folks around here to try it.  "It is good people!  You will get used to it!"  Ahem, sorry, not sure where that came from.   ;D

I must say Hershey's syrup sounds pretty awesome.  It sounds like syrup would be a good way to flavour milk too.  I have used it in milkshakes but never for just milk.  Which is odd really, now that I think of it, but I can honestly say I have never seen anyone do it.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Me-Shell on September 08, 2006 02:55:55 PM
I always drank milk plain!  Still do, actually....

My mom used to let us have chocolate milk (or strawberry) if we were good and usually it was for a snack. And we used Hershey's chocolate syrup.

We have nesquick, and I know there are a lot more flavors now.  I think I saw banana the other day.  Those are powdered.  And then there's Ovaltine.....mmmmm.....


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: BeePea on September 09, 2006 02:58:47 AM
Hope it's not too late to join in this swap.

I'm in London, UK

Anyone need a tacky Big Ben / Shortbread / Tea / Nanny / Crumpet / Baked Beans / Marmite / Cadbury's chocolate ?

:)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: kkiinnkkyy on September 10, 2006 04:17:55 AM
Australian here. I'm interested.

Although being vegan, the food is a bit limited. I'm not interested in jerky and certainly won't be sending out Tim Tams. :P Vegemite is fair game though! And is it true you guys don't have musk sticks?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Mehtare on September 10, 2006 05:12:29 AM
OK, I'll be the one to ask... what are musk sticks?

Mehtare


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on September 10, 2006 06:57:06 AM
sorry ladies, this swap has already been matched up and send outs are in a few weeks.  there will likely be another round though.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SilverWing on September 10, 2006 08:53:26 PM
Hey, just curious if anyone's progress had been updated yet?  I haven't been able to keep up with the boards all that well as of late and wanted to make sure I hadn't missed anything...


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Me-Shell on September 11, 2006 04:37:59 AM
mine hasn't been updated yet.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: trillian on September 11, 2006 04:51:22 AM
OK, I'll be the one to ask... what are musk sticks?

Mehtare

I want to know too :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: katie_ramone9 on September 11, 2006 05:29:06 AM
no "in progress" for me yet either.  our organizer said shed fix it but still hasnt.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Miss_Vicki on September 11, 2006 05:40:16 PM
what are musk sticks?
  OK I'll have a crack at answering your question.  I had hoped that someone else would because I am finding it hard to explain.  Musk sticks are a lolly that is soft-ish and very pink.  I don't know that I can explain the flavour, 'cos it is musk stick flavour.  They are always a long skinny stick, sometimes it is ridged lengthways so that the cross section would be a star.  Does that make any sense.  I'll inspect a pack of them next time I am in the supermarket, maybe there are some flavour clues on there.  I think they are a very old fashioned lolly.  In more recent years, fruit flavoured versions have shown up on the market, in a pack you get strawberry, banana and lime (pink, yellow and green of course), I like those ones better).  Can I ask Mehtare, where you heard about them?  You are from Canada right?  Being an old fashioned lolly, I had thought they would be everywhere (don't know why though), maybe they are called something different in your neck of the woods?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: knitwit on September 11, 2006 06:26:46 PM
I have no idea what that is but I've seen musk melon before. Maybe that's the flavor? I shudder at the thought of a musky animal-like flavored lolly.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Mehtare on September 12, 2006 11:03:27 AM
Someone mentioned musk sticks in this thread, that's why I asked. :) But now I'm intrigued... I hope I get paired with an Aussie!

Mehtare


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: Lol Stein on September 12, 2006 01:26:42 PM
Well I just saw this post...too late :(
If any non-US swapper would like something from the states, feel free to PM me. I'd love some "foreign" goodies!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SunnySparkler on October 21, 2006 11:48:59 AM
I would love to take part in this swap!


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: indigokat on October 23, 2006 12:38:13 PM
You probably found it further up the forum list by now - but if you didn't the discussion for Round 7 is here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127287.0


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: kittenmiami on May 10, 2008 05:13:10 PM


oh, I nearly forgot.  I need to get my hands on some Kool Aid!  Is that how you spell it?  I really want to start dying stuff.

Lets see what can I send out... Vegemite, macadamia nuts, chicco Babies, Tim Tams and Marsupial related items.  No!  you can not have an actuall marsupial.  ;D

SERIOUSLY!!  I will swap with you and make sure you get kool aid in exchange for cherry ripes and jaffas.  ...homesick Aussie, and the only thing close here in Miami is a shop called "British Depot", but we all know marmite and crunchies do not compare!  ;)
Also, for anyone interested, I'm going to be in Japan in a couple days  and intend on being in fabric and craft stores A LOT, so if you are thinking of anything in particular,let me know, totally willing to trade or whatever.


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on May 11, 2008 04:15:27 PM
Is anyone interested in another round of this swap?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: underthemountain on May 12, 2008 11:56:41 AM
I am!!  :)


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: lilyla19 on May 12, 2008 05:11:07 PM
I think we're just done with the current round..
 :D


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on May 12, 2008 06:33:23 PM
So it would be Round 11 then!  Is it preferred that it's run as on ongoing throughout the month or to have partners?  I, myself, prefer partners or round robin partners at least.  Anyone else?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: underthemountain on May 13, 2008 08:01:50 AM
I'd love to have a partners if that would work.  Are there enough nonUSAers out there?


Title: Re: My Country Doesn't Have that Round ???
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on May 13, 2008 09:12:57 AM
I'll go start a new discussion so that people see it much easier.  :)