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Title: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (All Pkgs due. Feedback 35/39ppl)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 17, 2009 11:22:11 PM

The Important Info

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 4 (Summer 2009)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: goodtimegirl
Co-Organizer #2: MareMare
Co-Organizer #3: Craftastrophe
Co-Organizer #4: MissDisney


THE GALLERY! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.0)


Signups: Monday, May 18th -- Friday, June 5th at 11pm Pacific Standard Time
Package 1: July 3rd
Package 2: August 7th
Package 3: September 25th

Participant Max: 100
This is an International Swap
Age Restriction: 13+

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Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO



Previous Rounds

MAF Round 1:
January - April 2008
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217153.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225521.0)

MAF Round 2:
May - September 2008
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245278.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.0)

MAF Round 3:
November 2008 - March 2009
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=279538.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285576.0)


The Rules of The Swap

1. If you have never been in a swap before you may NOT join this swap! This swap requires a lot of time and effort, therefore I do not think it would be a good idea for a swap newbie. Don’t worry, odds are I will be doing a Round 5.
2. Like in previous rounds, you will be assigned an Organizer. Once you are assigned to your organizer, you will be in that organizer’s group. You must check in with that organizer, NOT ME. You must ONLY check in with me if you have a problem with your organizer. Otherwise, all questions, comments, problems, etc. should be directed to the organizer of your group.
3. If you were in a previous and were dropped, only sent the 1st package and were dropped, or flaked You may not join this round. I have a list, so do not try to sign up if you know you were dropped last time. If you received negative feedback and want to make up for it, PM me and we will discuss it.
4. Once Signups end, you will have one week to be cleanly dropped from the swap. However, in order to be dropped you must have your partner’s approval and must have a valid reason for wanting to drop.
5. After the one week deadline, you may not be dropped from the swap unless it is for an extreme emergency! I will no longer be giving out positive feedback for only sending 1 or 2 of the 3 packages unless you have AN EMERGENCY! By emergency I mean a death in the family or an illness.
6. If your partner goes missing, doesn’t respond to your messages, and/or hasn’t sent any messages to you, do not wait til the last minute to let someone know. If your partner has not messaged you in over a week and you have no idea why, let your organizer know IMMEDIATELY! If you wait til package 2 to let them know your partner has sent you one pm in the past two months, we may not take you seriously.
7. PLEASE remember that this is an international swap. If you say that you can ship outside the country, consider it a binding contract. You may or may not get a partner overseas but do not say “Yes” without thinking it through! Sending from the United States to Australia can cost upwards of 50 USD unless it’s a tiny envelope. Although even sending a padded envelope may cost you at least $20. Please take that into consideration.
8. If you decide to split each of the three packages into 4 smaller packages to send your partner a package every week, You will need to provide DCNs for each and every package you send along with a photo of what you are sending in order for your organizer to make sure you are sending the required number of items for that package.
9. For this round, I am requiring that you have a third form of communication besides your primary email address and craftster.
Acceptable forms of communication: an instant messaging screen name, a secondary email address, ravelry, myspace, or facebook.
Notes: The questionnaire will have a space where you can tell your partner what is your preferred form of communication.
You must also have a valid e-mail address. The first round of check-ins will be done via e-mail.
10. In this swap, you are allowed to partner yourselves, but you must let me know before sign ups end. If you do not have a partner by the end of signups, your organizer will assign you a partner.
11.If you are 3 or more weeks late sending your final package, you will receive temporary negative feedback. It will be reversed when you send.
12.If you are 6 weeks late sending your final package, you will receive permanent negative feedback. If you are having trouble sending your final package, communicate with your organizer and your partner right away to see if something can be worked out.
*NEW*13. Even though this is already in Craftster's Swapping Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html#anchor3) I would like to reiterate that ALL PACKAGES MUST HAVE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION! If you are sending overseas, you still must use some form of tracking available for your package. You must also give your group organizer the delivery confirmation (or tracking) number for each package you send.


The Packages

Package #1
This package will be a scavanger hunt. Choose a minimum of 10 of the following 25 items listed below. Each item you pick should reflect you in some way, not your partner. This is equivalent to the "Favorite" items in the previous rounds. Please note that each item must be equal to a small. A small = $3 cost or 1 hour craft. You can always go larger if you wish but that is entirely up to you.
1. Something with your favorite animal on it
2. Something edible
3. Something with your favorite color on it
4. Something that you think smells good
5. Something that you wear on your body
6. Something made out of or with paper
7. Something that reflects your personal style
8. Something with your favorite character on it (this could be from a movie, cartoon, tv show, etc.)
9. Something with your favorite musical artist on it (no mixed cd's please! store bought cd's are ok for this)
10. Something related to yarn
11. Something that has sentimental value to you
12. Something local to your city, state, or country
13. Something you always keep in your purse/bag (besides the obvious keys and wallet)
14. Something relating to your favorite fashion or hair accessory
15. Something with your favorite design/pattern/fabric on it (like plaid, argyle, stars, zebra stripes, etc)
16. Something relating to your favorite holiday
17. Something relating to your favorite craft supply (like yarn, fabric, tools)
18. Something from your favorite store (can be online, retail, or local)
19. Something you like to collect (non-craft related, like coffee mugs or stationary supplies)
20. Something drinkable
21. Something related to your non-craft hobbies (like reading)
22. Something related to your favorite game (can be video, online, board, card, etc.)
23. Something you consider a summer essential (think outside the box for this one)
24. Something related to your favorite flower
25. Something that is your favorite that isn't already listed here (this is pretty much a freebie. You can send anything you want that relates to something you like)

As per all packages, you must include a letter explaining the items you included, why you included them, and how it relates to you. Also include a brief biography about yourself, or some fun facts about yourself that you haven't already told your partner.

Package #2
With this package, I decided to make it a combination of all three packages used in the previous rounds. Note that unless otherwise specified, each item should be a medium. A medium = $10 cost or 2.5 hours craft. Pick a minimum of 2 items from this list.
1. Add 5 items to your partner's stash (examples, if your partner sews add 5 new fat quarters to their stash or if your partner knits add 5 new skeins of yarn that cost $2 or less each. Please remember that this has to equal to a medium so the total amount you spend should equal to a minimum of $10)
2. Put together a D.I.Y. kit for a craft your partner does not know but would like to learn (remember, this is also a medium and should equal to about $10)
3. Utilizing your best craft, create a medium item for your partner.
4. Based on what you know of your partner, come up with a medium sized crafted set for your partner's craft (I.e. if they crochet, make a WIP bag, a crochet hook roll, and a measuring tape cozy as a set. You are not limited to one craft. If they do multiple crafts, a set of a WIP bag, a pin cushion, and a paint brush roll is also acceptable as long as it is a medium sized set.)
5. One medium sized item from your partner's wist or other wishlist.

Along with at least 2 of the above items, also include a minimum of 3 random favorite items (meaning, 3 of your favorite items that you didn't already include in the first package. It does not have to be from the package 1 list but you can use it if you need inspiration).
Again, please include a letter explaining what all of the items are and how they relate to yourself or your partner.

Package #3

This package is straight forward and to the point. Using all the information you now know about your partner, make one large item for your partner. Large = $25 cost or 3+ hours craft.


The Questionnaire


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Instant Messanger Screen name or Other form of contact (i.e. myspace, ravelry, secondary email, etc):
Preferred form of contact (email, im, craftster, myspace, etc.):
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Please confirm that you are over the age of 13:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country:
Any allergies you would like to note:
Any allergens you would like to note (i.e. if u have cats or if u smoke, etc.):

Age/DOB (if you do not want to disclose your age, just put the month and day of your birth)
Location
Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items? (this is just a precaution because some people feel obligated to give more if they know their partner is sending extras and I don’t want anyone to feel embarrassed or anything like that)
Anything you do not want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Favorites
Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Animals
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Foods
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Colors
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)

About your life
Do you have a significant other?
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Do you have pets?
Do you attend a school (highschool, college, graduate school, technical school)?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?
Do you collect anything?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:

Sizes (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner)
tshirt:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

anything else you would like your partner to know at this point?


Any Questions, comments, concerns, feel free to pm me.
Happy Crafting!


Title: Participants, Partners, and Groups
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 17, 2009 11:22:57 PM

The Participants

1. DesignVigilante (Returning MAF-er!)
2. goodtimegirl (Returning MAF-er!)
3. MareMare
4. Craftastrophe (Returning MAF-er!)
5. missdisney (Returning MAF-er!)
6. Sherrie B, UT
7. texmexie
8. mochaseptember
9. bonzablue
10. MommytheMaid
11. attackofsteph
12. love2teach (Returning MAF-er!)
13. dharma_rebel
14. HandsyMalone
15. sg1psychopath
16. jessarama
17. aimeerox (Returning MAF-er!)
18. forcemajeure
19. tavernkitty
20. Nymeria
21. Prettyinkpink
22. edelC (Returning MAF-er!)
23. princesspimp81
24. Jenicat (Returning MAF-er!)
25. millik
26. peihan17
27. madmommymia
28. charmling
29. Persephone Hazard
30. rosiegarden
31. TerraBella01
32. lukenlarry
33. savage pixie
34. nostephot
35. wonderwoman1976
36. stellato_escuro
37. Ffrogg526
38. theballandskein
39. Ma Rut

Strike-thru = Feedback left.
35 out of 39 feedback left


The Groups & Partners

Team DesignVigilante
goodtimegirl <--> mommythemaid
maremare <--> princesspimp81
dharma_rebel <--> wonderwoman1976
tavernkitty <--> savage pixie
Team GoodtimeGirl
Jenicat <--> millik
sg1psychopath <--> Rosiegarden
lukenlarry <--> madmommymia
Persephone Hazard <--> Ma Rut
Team MareMare
DesignVigilante <--> Nymeria
Craftastrophe <--> forcemajeure
stellato_escuro <--> piehan17
Ffrogg526 <--> terrabella01
Team Craftastrophe
Prettyinkpink <--> edelC
MissDisney <--> charmling
attackofsteph <--> aimeerox
MissDisney <--> MochaSeptember
Team MissDisney
Sherrie B, UT <--> love2teach
bonzablue <--> handsymalone
jessarama <--> theballandskein
texmexie <--> nostephot


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on May 18, 2009 02:22:48 AM
WOO i am fillin out my survey as i type this....i am so excited (especially to co-organize hehe)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on May 18, 2009 04:40:59 AM
WOO i am fillin out my survey as i type this....i am so excited (especially to co-organize hehe)

Me too! I have to finish getting ready for work, but I'm pretty sure I'll be hopping on Craftster during my prep.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Craftastrophe on May 18, 2009 09:47:02 AM
almost done with my questionnaire!!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on May 18, 2009 10:32:21 AM
I'm stuck at work, wah! But will do my sign-up when I get home and can be on a real computer.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 18, 2009 04:47:14 PM
Hi DV!  I'm totally thinking about doing this swap!  I told you when we were personal swapping that I thought I wouldn't be able to, but now it looks like I probably can lol  Gotta think on it just a little more!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 18, 2009 05:06:11 PM
This looks like TONS of fun!  I will get my questioneer filled out this evening or tomorrow.  Thanks for hosting such an awesome swap!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on May 18, 2009 06:14:35 PM
I'm soooo sorry. I thought I could get a minute today to fill out the questionnaire...clearly that didn't happen. Working on it right now.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 18, 2009 08:18:32 PM
Hi Joey!! *waves* I  hope you can join, I'd love to see what you come up with for the packages. ;D
Hi mtm! Glad you could join! I don't think you've ever done a make-a-friend before. I hope you enjoy it as much as i do!

I myself haven't filled out the questionnaire either. I'm a bit of a slacker when it comes to filling out my own questionnaires. ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: AttackOfSteph on May 18, 2009 08:20:56 PM
I'm really excited about the swap :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: mochaseptember on May 19, 2009 12:14:43 AM
Yay! Have sent in the questionnaire now. I'm looking forward to starting!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on May 19, 2009 12:27:15 AM
Dude, I am already jealous of whoever is partnered with MommytheMaid! She is at least 8 kinds of awesome!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Craftastrophe on May 19, 2009 04:01:27 AM
Dude, I am already jealous of whoever is partnered with MommytheMaid! She is at least 8 kinds of awesome!

i know!  I have an awesome cupcake apron that she made for me  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on May 19, 2009 06:03:37 AM
ok I sent in my Questionaire---should be a blast


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: edelC on May 19, 2009 07:34:56 AM
Oh I am so tempted by this one, i loved the last one. its a great swap,

need feedback from some of my other swaps!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 19, 2009 07:58:11 AM
Dude, I am already jealous of whoever is partnered with MommytheMaid! She is at least 8 kinds of awesome!

i know!  I have an awesome cupcake apron that she made for me  :D

Awwww, thanks you guys!  I am blushing.

I need to fill out the qeustioneer, however I will wait until the baby isn't trying to give me a tattoo with a pencil.  ::)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on May 19, 2009 07:31:16 PM
I just sent my info in.  I can't wait.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: CreativeGenes on May 19, 2009 08:20:12 PM
Thinking seriously about this one. The previous rounds looked like so much fun. And.....Shhhh!... none of my friends are crafty!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 19, 2009 10:29:18 PM
I'll get my info in tonight, this will be fun!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: AttackOfSteph on May 19, 2009 10:58:30 PM
I sent mine earlier today, I can't wait for this one! I've already got tons of ideas for the 1st package :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on May 20, 2009 07:07:18 AM
I sent mine earlier today, I can't wait for this one! I've already got tons of ideas for the 1st package :D

I'm so looking forward to this, I'm starting my first things tomorrow on my day off


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: madmommymia on May 20, 2009 07:15:37 AM
trying to decide....?!?...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on May 20, 2009 07:17:31 AM
trying to decide....?!?...

doooo eeeeet

there. decision? lmao


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: junostoker on May 20, 2009 09:48:54 AM
I have been looking for a swap that would last for awhile, with lots of time and lots of crafting. I like this one. I think I'm going to sign up. I just need to work on the questionnaire
Looking forward to this one!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 20, 2009 11:41:19 AM
I just updated feedback and the front page. If you have sent me a questionnaire before today, please check your profile and this thread to make sure everything is correct. ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: fochaux on May 20, 2009 08:36:28 PM
yay!  i was waiting for a long swap like this :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Miss Whitney on May 20, 2009 09:32:11 PM
I'd really like to join this - I'd love to make a new crafty friend! But just out of curiosity - what would happen if someone flaked part of the way through?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 21, 2009 10:41:36 AM
I'd really like to join this - I'd love to make a new crafty friend! But just out of curiosity - what would happen if someone flaked part of the way through?

If your partner flaked before package 1 send outs, you will get a replacement partner and 2 weeks added to your deadlines for the packages.
If your partner flaked before package 2 send outs, you will get a replacement partner but you will only be sending packages 1 and 2 due to the time constraint.
If your partner flaked before, or after package 3 send outs, you will have a choice. If you sent the first 2 packages, it will be your choice to just get your feedback and end the swap there or get a replacement partner but it will only be for a single package that will be a combination of packages 1 and 2.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on May 21, 2009 11:17:05 AM
I just made a wist- can anyone tell me how to install it on my profile? I can't figure out where it goes or how to find the answer in "help".


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 21, 2009 11:33:26 AM
Go to "My Profile", then on the left hand side find and click "Forum Profile Information", scroll down to "Signature" and in the big open box copy/paste your wist url, which should be something like http://www.wists.com/yourusername


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: texmexie on May 21, 2009 09:51:08 PM
Just sent in my info...excited about this swap!!!!  making a new crafty friend!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Lique on May 22, 2009 03:11:44 PM
This swap is sooo tempting.  :-\


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on May 22, 2009 07:28:18 PM
This swap is sooo tempting.  :-\


come on---Just Do it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: forcemajeure on May 23, 2009 05:44:49 AM
*takes a deep breath* I think I'm ready to commit to doing this swap. Yes, I am ready. Yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on May 23, 2009 12:07:07 PM
Oh! I think I will definitely be doing this!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 24, 2009 10:10:58 PM
I so want to do this one!  I even have ideas for what I could make for the first package!  In my head, I say I'm definately gonna join, but there might be one little snag lol  See my hubby's in the army and there's a slight chance we could move sometime early fallish, which could snag with the final send date.  I think it'll be ok, but  i wouldn't want to add any chaos with my partner.  I guess I could always change my send addy if needed, but idk if that would be a problem lol  I guess I'll wait a little longer, see what we hear.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 25, 2009 12:15:14 AM
I so want to do this one!  I even have ideas for what I could make for the first package!  In my head, I say I'm definately gonna join, but there might be one little snag lol  See my hubby's in the army and there's a slight chance we could move sometime early fallish, which could snag with the final send date.  I think it'll be ok, but  i wouldn't want to add any chaos with my partner.  I guess I could always change my send addy if needed, but idk if that would be a problem lol  I guess I'll wait a little longer, see what we hear.

Would you know if you were moving a week or so in advance? If so, you can tell your partner and group organizer as soon as you know you will be moving and your partner can wait until you have your new address to send.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 25, 2009 01:38:53 AM
Hiya DV!  I'd know more than a week in advance I'm sure.  Maybe a month in advance or more depending on how fast the military is at that moment lol  But they're usually pretty good about giving you a bit of notice.  If that would ok and not cause too much trouble, I'll send in my info soon!  I already filled out the questionnaire and everything, I just didn't want to be trouble to my partner!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: fochaux on May 25, 2009 07:20:41 AM
you should be able to have the pacakge sent to c/o your hubby at his gaining installation.  that's what we're doing, since the air force is moving me 3 months ahead of him getting back from his remote tour.

ours would read (well not literally but you get the point)

Mrs Fochaux
c/o SSgt Fochaux
General Delivery
Blah de Blah AFB, ST 01234

you may want to just call and double check with the base p.o. but that's what we usually do


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: edelC on May 25, 2009 02:19:45 PM
So excited about this swap....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on May 25, 2009 02:57:20 PM
I so want to do this one!  I even have ideas for what I could make for the first package!  In my head, I say I'm definately gonna join, but there might be one little snag lol  See my hubby's in the army and there's a slight chance we could move sometime early fallish, which could snag with the final send date.  I think it'll be ok, but  i wouldn't want to add any chaos with my partner.  I guess I could always change my send addy if needed, but idk if that would be a problem lol  I guess I'll wait a little longer, see what we hear.

I wouldn't mind having the third send-out date be different than the previous two. If you want to join and would like to partner up, let me know!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on May 25, 2009 06:20:36 PM
I so want to do this one!  I even have ideas for what I could make for the first package!  In my head, I say I'm definately gonna join, but there might be one little snag lol  See my hubby's in the army and there's a slight chance we could move sometime early fallish, which could snag with the final send date.  I think it'll be ok, but  i wouldn't want to add any chaos with my partner.  I guess I could always change my send addy if needed, but idk if that would be a problem lol  I guess I'll wait a little longer, see what we hear.

I wouldn't mind having the third send-out date be different than the previous two. If you want to join and would like to partner up, let me know!!

That was supposed to say "address" not "date".


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 25, 2009 06:28:40 PM
I have officially given in to my swap addiction and sent in my info lol  I don't really think there's going to be an address issue, I just wanted to be sure that it wouldn't be a problem just in case :)  So thank you everyone for being so helpful, and I'm super excited for this swap!  It's big, which I love, and I've already go some ideas without even having a partner lol  Yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: texmexie on May 26, 2009 11:10:01 AM
hi !  i see that this swap is in process on my profile..but i'm not on the participant list.....just don't wanna get left out!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 26, 2009 11:16:14 AM
hi !  i see that this swap is in process on my profile..but i'm not on the participant list.....just don't wanna get left out!  ;D

Fixed! Someone had to drop out of this swap before it started, so you were bumped up to #7 ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 26, 2009 11:35:58 AM
I sent in my questionnaire!  Yay!  I like the requirements for this round, too! !!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: millik on May 26, 2009 03:17:40 PM
Just sent in my info, too! I'm excited... I think the requirements are really creative and am eager to get started!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: beckster on May 26, 2009 07:43:32 PM
So, I really want to do this swap.  But I'm not sure if I can.  I could use my stash (huge is an understatement), so that's not the problem.  I'm not sure that I can afford the shipping part :(  I am totally bummed.  If any of you guys have some good advice, please lmk. 

I would hate to sign up for this, be able to fulfill my crafting duties, and then not be able to ship.  Totally lame. 

What to do, what to do?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: texmexie on May 26, 2009 08:49:00 PM
hi !  i see that this swap is in process on my profile..but i'm not on the participant list.....just don't wanna get left out!  ;D

Fixed! Someone had to drop out of this swap before it started, so you were bumped up to #7 ;)

YEAH!! ty!

just so super excited about this swap!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 26, 2009 09:10:00 PM
So, I really want to do this swap.  But I'm not sure if I can.  I could use my stash (huge is an understatement), so that's not the problem.  I'm not sure that I can afford the shipping part :(  I am totally bummed.  If any of you guys have some good advice, please lmk. 

I would hate to sign up for this, be able to fulfill my crafting duties, and then not be able to ship.  Totally lame. 

What to do, what to do?

Best advice I can give is craft light and order flat rate boxes from usps.com. The Large 12"x12"x5" is $13 to ship anywhere in the U.S. at any weight. The medium is $9 to ship, and the small (which is about the size of a thick 300 page paper back) is $5 to ship. Oh, and of course don't sign up to ship internationally. That'll be way more expensive.
Another thing is you can see if anyone in the swap lives relatively close to you. In Round 3, my partner lived 1 hour away from me, but close to where my mother lives so when I would go visit my mom for the weekend I'd meet up with her and exchange packages. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 26, 2009 09:27:18 PM
Another thing is you can see if anyone in the swap lives relatively close to you. In Round 3, my partner lived 1 hour away from me, but close to where my mother lives so when I would go visit my mom for the weekend I'd meet up with her and exchange packages. :)

Meeting Craftsters is so fun!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Craftastrophe on May 27, 2009 09:07:15 AM
Another thing is you can see if anyone in the swap lives relatively close to you. In Round 3, my partner lived 1 hour away from me, but close to where my mother lives so when I would go visit my mom for the weekend I'd meet up with her and exchange packages. :)

Meeting Craftsters is so fun!

I've never met a Craftster in person, besides my mother (LOL), but I bet it would be fun  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on May 27, 2009 09:36:15 AM
Whew!  Sent in my questionnaire :)  I've lurked on previous rounds, but never had the guts to sign up for such a big swap.  So now a little nervousness is mixed in with the excitement  :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on May 27, 2009 03:27:37 PM
I am channeling my nervousness into crafty awesomeness!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 27, 2009 04:49:29 PM
I'm such a nervous nelly.  I sent in my questionnaire yesterday but I don't have the "in progress" feedback in my profile and my name isn't on the list.  I know I meet all the requirements, but I'm paranoid!  WHAT IF I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS SWAP!?!



...I'll go get my aluminum foil hat now.  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on May 27, 2009 04:54:14 PM
Silly Jenicat! You're the awesome, don't worry. DesignVigilante has a big job here, so don't worry if it's not updated super quickly


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on May 27, 2009 04:56:37 PM
oh, if it's been a few days and it seems like she's added other people in the meantime, maybe send a pm in case she didnt receive your signup.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 27, 2009 05:05:36 PM
oh, if it's been a few days and it seems like she's added other people in the meantime, maybe send a pm in case she didnt receive your signup.

It has been a day, and she hasn't added anyone else.  :D  I'm just paranoid.   ::)  ::)  ::)



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 27, 2009 05:18:26 PM
I do the same thing lol  I obsessively check until I get added lol  However, I am trying to use my time constructively and come up with ideas for the packages.  If it'll fit my partner's tastes, I've already got a good idea for the  final large!  lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on May 27, 2009 05:23:01 PM
Im in the same boat Jenicat. >.< I sent it, at least I thought I did and its been a couple of days but she hasnt added anyone new. >.< I believe so I've been patiently waiting. lol. But um.. got a spare hat there?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 27, 2009 06:33:19 PM
No, but I can EASILY make one... ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on May 27, 2009 06:37:56 PM
i *think* she adds in batches of 10, because its easier to lump them all together

i am not sure though


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 27, 2009 06:48:57 PM
Just to clarify, lest I come off as a whiner...

I'm not being impatient or whiny.  :)  Just being my silly paranoid self!  I know there have been a few other people who sent things in, so I'm sure that's the case.  I also know it's easier to do it all at once (or in groups), so no complaints!  :) 

I've just had issues with PMs in the past, so that's where it stems from.  :D 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on May 27, 2009 06:51:28 PM
no worries, i get paranoid too (mostly about people though)

im sure you are in, i checked out your profile and you are definitely eligible


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 27, 2009 06:59:15 PM
Hi everyone! ;D
Just wanted to let you know that MareMare & MissDisney are correct. I tend to wait a couple of days because I do not like adding just 1 person at a time.
However, I  have accidentally skipped a couple of people so if you do see new people added to the list but don't see your name let me know immediately!
I've also been very busy because Monday was memorial day and it was also my birthday. So I didn't do any swap work this weekend. I'll probably update tonight or tomorrow.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on May 27, 2009 07:26:40 PM
Happy b-lated birthday DesignVigilante ;D  If I had known, I would have crocheted you a cake.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 27, 2009 07:40:05 PM
Happy b-lated birthday DesignVigilante ;D  If I had known, I would have crocheted you a cake.  love2teach

Ooo! Cake! ;D Thank you! I appreciate the thought.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 27, 2009 08:04:12 PM
Yay for birthdays!  :D  Happy belated birthday and thanks for the reassurance.  ;)

I adore Craftster, but occasionally the PM system just doesn't work how it should.  Not frequently, but sometimes!  And it'd be just my luck that it'd muck up when I needed it to work.  :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 27, 2009 08:09:08 PM
Thanks Jeni! ;D I'm just about to start adding new feedback and I can tell you I do in fact see your questionnaire in my inbox. ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 27, 2009 08:11:32 PM
Rock out!  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 27, 2009 08:32:24 PM
Ok I've updated the feedback and the first post. NOW if you don't see your name on there, PM ME IMMEDIATELY.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: millik on May 27, 2009 08:40:38 PM
Woot!  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 27, 2009 08:48:58 PM
Yay!  But HEY, lady... you didn't mark me down as a returning MAF-er!  ;)  Round 1 was my first swap.  *sniffle*  Ah, the memories...

(I'm not seriously suggesting you should go put that beside my name, but just in case you want to keep track of it, now you know!)  ;)

I'm causing so much trouble.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on May 27, 2009 09:25:35 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAYjust a little late...

hope the day was really great for you


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 27, 2009 10:28:25 PM
Thanks MissDisney ;)

Jeni - I am SO going to go put that next to your name now lol I've been trying to do that to everyone but sometimes i scan their profiles too quickly. Plus now you deserve it for pointing it out to me, haha ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 27, 2009 10:32:47 PM
Yay!  I always get excited when I see my name on the list lol  I have already begun preplanning for this swap.  I've got the categories for the first packaged narrowed down to like 15.  I'm super excited to get partners so I can start brainstorming.  I'm in a scavenger hunt swap now and have had a blast crafting for it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 27, 2009 10:40:33 PM
Only a week and a half til partners too! How exciting ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 27, 2009 10:55:33 PM
I know!  I'm totally excited!  I've got three other swaps open on my profile, but I've already sent for both my IYP partners, and I've got my boxes ready to mail off on the other two.  So, I've got lots of crafty energy to burn right now lol  I'm trying to curb my swap addiction a little bit, so I'm only signing up for this swap for now and then saving a spot to maybe do the 13 days of Halloween swap as well.  Both are big, so they should keep me busy most of the summer lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 27, 2009 11:08:13 PM
I'm trying to curb my swap addiction a little bit, so I'm only signing up for this swap for now and then saving a spot to maybe do the 13 days of Halloween swap as well.

I always say things like that, yet somehow i always have 5 in progress slots on my profile. ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on May 28, 2009 05:31:03 AM
I'm trying to curb my swap addiction a little bit, so I'm only signing up for this swap for now and then saving a spot to maybe do the 13 days of Halloween swap as well.

I always say things like that, yet somehow i always have 5 in progress slots on my profile. ;D

Same here DV lol  I'm saying I won't sign up for anything else, but that's prolly a lie lol  Oh well, at least I'm trying lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on May 28, 2009 08:03:26 AM
Yay I'm in :)  Not that I didn't think I'd make it or anything, but still...

I think at one point I was in three swaps, but I usually do one at a time.  I'm a terrible craft multitasker so I gotta stay focused!  My pile of WIPs is already ridiculous  :P

I can't wait for partners!  I've never had to send things about myself, so I gotta think hard about this, lest my partner think I'm totally weird.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on May 28, 2009 08:30:36 AM
Well, I have a ton of stuff to do outside of Craftster, but I keep putting it off and swapping instead.  :D  I keep telling myself I'll slow down on the swaps, but I never do.  Sure, occasionally I'll have a slot free, but not for long.  The dumb thing is (and this is probably the case with many of you as well) that I never craft things for myself, and rarely for people I know in real life.

Though I did make my daughter a dress yesterday...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: texmexie on May 28, 2009 10:10:30 AM
  The dumb thing is (and this is probably the case with many of you as well) that I never craft things for myself, and rarely for people I know in real life.


 i've never wore anything i've made.  and i make tons of jewelry and scarves.  i give it all away! 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on May 28, 2009 11:06:04 AM
Thanks DV! And happy b-lated birthday.

I think that it shows your personality ... to craft so much and to make it for other people more than yourself, makes me think that you are very caring, and considerate. Plus if we kept everything we crafted... what would our craft space/rooms look like?! I start to panic when I make a plush and I don't have anyone to give it to... however my friends' rooms/beds are starting to look a little full. ;_; 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: dharma_rebel on May 28, 2009 07:52:12 PM
Yeah, happy late birthday, DV!

I usually have an embroidery swap, a big fun swap, and a couple of what are supposed to be easy little swaps, but end up being the hardest for me! If I didn't swap, I wouldn't finish very many things! It helps me to have a due date.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on May 28, 2009 09:01:29 PM

I usually have an embroidery swap, a big fun swap, and a couple of what are supposed to be easy little swaps, but end up being the hardest for me! If I didn't swap, I wouldn't finish very many things! It helps me to have a due date.

Yes! This is totally true! I also think that having a deadline forces me to make decisions about what I am making- I can't be wishy-washy and take forever thus I am clearer about what I am making, and the art is theoretically better.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on May 29, 2009 08:15:16 AM
Questionnaire in, finally :-) I'm going to be very careful with swaps over the summer and try to concentrate on this.

I've never *really* done more than one swap at a time (as in, been in two simultaneous crafting periods) - it just looks like I have, because of waiting for partners/feedback etc. I am quite new to this, though!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on May 30, 2009 06:52:52 AM
Yay I'm in :)  Not that I didn't think I'd make it or anything, but still...

I think at one point I was in three swaps, but I usually do one at a time.  I'm a terrible craft multitasker so I gotta stay focused!  My pile of WIPs is already ridiculous  :P

I can't wait for partners!  I've never had to send things about myself, so I gotta think hard about this, lest my partner think I'm totally weird.
not weird...eclectic


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: rosiegarden on May 31, 2009 06:55:44 AM
Yippee! I'm so glad I didn't miss this one, must apply now :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: madmommymia on May 31, 2009 10:39:01 AM
I am getting really excited, although I am going to have to ship a little early because I am going on vacation from July 3rd-11th!  Hope my partner doesn't mind getting an early start...;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: CartoonJunkie on May 31, 2009 02:42:32 PM
I really want to do this! I just have to wait until my other swap is finished. I already sent so I'll be able to sign up soon.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: TerraBella01 on May 31, 2009 06:16:03 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire.  I'm excited!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: rosiegarden on June 01, 2009 04:23:32 AM
I'm really looking forward to this! I've already made plans for what's going in my first package :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 01, 2009 09:46:49 AM
SIGN UPS END ON FRIDAY!! If you're thinking about joining, now's a good time to start filling out your questionnaire. ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 01, 2009 07:18:03 PM
Im looking forward to seeing who my partner is! Im already gathering stuff like a little squirrel.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 01, 2009 07:33:22 PM
Im looking forward to seeing who my partner is! Im already gathering stuff like a little squirrel.

LOL that made me think of a squirrel sitting atop a pile of craft supplies. ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on June 01, 2009 08:34:03 PM
I have been hunting and gathering too! I would really appreciate if anybody who participated in past Make-a-friend swaps would comment on their experience, and if they indeed did make a friend?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 01, 2009 08:42:26 PM
Yeah, I started on the first package before signups even opened [blush]


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 01, 2009 09:57:50 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know that I have a problem...I have a craftster addiction. And it's serious.

Tomorrow, June 02nd will  be my 2 year anniversary hear on craftster. I  have successfully completed 50 swaps, with 5 more currently in progress. I've organized 10 swaps, and co-organized 2.

Some may think that maybe i have no life...But I love it here on craftster! And I will keep feeding my addiction for as long as i can! ;D WOOT! Here's to another 2 years and 50 swaps on craftster!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: mochaseptember on June 01, 2009 10:08:13 PM
Wow, congrats DV!! 2 years - 50 swaps!! Very, very well done - and what better thing to be addicted to than crafting and swaps?  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: crosswind on June 01, 2009 10:09:21 PM
Far from deterring you from your addiction we will all likely be enablers!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 02, 2009 07:04:55 AM
Woo-hoo! I totally missed my 2 year anniversary...must have been busy swapping lol!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 02, 2009 04:02:01 PM
i'm really wanting to sign up for this swap. i've been lurking for a while trying to get some ideas perhaps.

part of my brain says "no, you don't have time" but there is a bigger part SCREAMING "DO IT!" haha.

i have to head out to work right now, but i'll hopefully have the guts to sign up when i get home later. it looks like so much fun.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 02, 2009 04:39:19 PM
i'm really wanting to sign up for this swap. i've been lurking for a while trying to get some ideas perhaps.

part of my brain says "no, you don't have time" but there is a bigger part SCREAMING "DO IT!" haha.

i have to head out to work right now, but i'll hopefully have the guts to sign up when i get home later. it looks like so much fun.

That's what I thought too, but then I justified because it's three packages over three months... so it's not *that* bad :)  It's like doing three small swaps over three months!  No biggie, right?

Join usssss.... I'll be your best friend!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 02, 2009 04:53:48 PM
That's what I thought too, but then I justified because it's three packages over three months... so it's not *that* bad :)  It's like doing three small swaps over three months!  No biggie, right?

Right! It's like three regular swaps with the same person over the span of three months. Most swaps last about a month so it's pretty equivalent.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on June 02, 2009 05:23:13 PM
I've been gathering ideas and other small things... :)  I have a feeling I'm going to be crafting many extras for millik! :)  I have so many ideas.  Maybe I'll save them all for the large at the end and then just make a large package. :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 02, 2009 05:24:22 PM
Keep repeating that and it doesnt seem so bad! ^.^


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 02, 2009 08:12:35 PM
okay! i've been convinced! i'm doing my survey now!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 02, 2009 09:06:35 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be updating feedback and the front page tomorrow (wednesday) and again on friday throughout the day until closing at 11pm pacific standard time.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 02, 2009 09:38:58 PM
I'm so excited to get started for this!  I have a bunch of ideas for the first package, and just need to hear about my partner a bit to narrow them down. 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 03, 2009 02:56:58 AM
My first package list is pretty much complete, pending a few things I'd need to know about my partner (I started on it before signups even opened!), and I've been buying already and have actually started crafting a little.

Given that I haven't even been approved yet, this is about as preemptive as it gets [giggle]


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 03, 2009 07:08:50 AM
Go Perserphone!  Now that's called being prepared :)

I've started thinking about what to put in my first package, but I'm so unused to sending things that I like that I'm kindof at a loss.  I don't want to send my partner a bunch of things that she won't like/be able to use!  I might have to wait for partner info before I do much, just in case.

Can't wait for partners though! 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on June 03, 2009 07:10:52 AM
My partner and I have a bunch of stuff in common (which is why we paired ourselves!), so luckily I'll be making things/sending things that I like but that I'm pretty sure she'll get a kick out of and be able to use.  I agree, it's weird sending stuff just to talk about yourself... you feel pretty conceited.  ;)

To clarify, I think it's an awesome idea to share so much, though - that's how you make a friend!  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 03, 2009 10:55:09 AM
Go Perserphone!  Now that's called being prepared :)

I've started thinking about what to put in my first package, but I'm so unused to sending things that I like that I'm kindof at a loss.  I don't want to send my partner a bunch of things that she won't like/be able to use!  I might have to wait for partner info before I do much, just in case.

Can't wait for partners though! 

I suggest waiting for partners then. The first package IS ultimately about you, but if knowing that your partner LOVES chocolate you'd feel better buying your favorite chocolate to share with them. Like I said it's about you, but when you get your partner you can double check if they might like the things you're considering to include.
Besides, there's only a couple of more days before partners plus you'll have a whole month to get your package together. Don't let the overachievers freak you out ;) haha


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on June 03, 2009 11:06:58 AM
Go Perserphone!  Now that's called being prepared :)

I've started thinking about what to put in my first package, but I'm so unused to sending things that I like that I'm kindof at a loss.  I don't want to send my partner a bunch of things that she won't like/be able to use!  I might have to wait for partner info before I do much, just in case.

Can't wait for partners though!  

I suggest waiting for partners then. The first package IS ultimately about you, but if knowing that your partner LOVES chocolate you'd feel better buying your favorite chocolate to share with them. Like I said it's about you, but when you get your partner you can double check if they might like the things you're considering to include.
Besides, there's only a couple of more days before partners plus you'll have a whole month to get your package together. Don't let the overachievers freak you out ;) haha

OK, first round I had to WAIT until we got partners to be able to send.  Yes, I'd made everything and gathered everything long before everyone else got their partners.  I shipped a month early.

That won't be happening this time.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: madmommymia on June 03, 2009 11:10:01 AM
My close friends call craftster, CRACKSTER because I am so addicted.  Also, if my hubby sees me on the computer, he asks what is going on in craftster because that is where I always am.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 03, 2009 11:28:14 AM
My close friends call craftster, CRACKSTER because I am so addicted.  Also, if my hubby sees me on the computer, he asks what is going on in craftster because that is where I always am.

I call it that too. i likes my crackster ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 03, 2009 11:29:25 AM
Ok! Just wanted to let everyone know I have updated feedback and the front page. If you sent in your questionnaire before today and still don't see your name up, pm me immediately and let me know!
I have been known to accidentally skip people. There's just way too many of you! lol ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jen Sews on June 03, 2009 12:06:50 PM
I am so excited to finally sign up for this swap!!!  I talked myself out of the first and second round, and somehow missed sign ups for the 3rd round.  Thank you for organizing again!  I have been hoping and waiting for it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 03, 2009 02:53:53 PM
ZOMG, I got approval! I'm well excited. Itching to craft more, lol.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: CartoonJunkie on June 03, 2009 09:35:16 PM
I hope I get feedback back from my first swap in time so I can sign up for this. It sounds really cool!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 03, 2009 09:37:51 PM
I hope I get feedback back from my first swap in time so I can sign up for this. It sounds really cool!

If you have already sent and received in the swap, you should be able to pm your organizer and ask for feedback. That's what I usually do lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Super-Ted_Cullen! on June 04, 2009 09:49:58 AM
I would like to do this I just don't know if I could handle everything. I may just wait until round 5, when I'll (hopefully) be more experienced in a wider variety of things.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Annchen on June 04, 2009 11:24:17 AM
I'm so tempted... I know this is a really fun swap, but I also know that it's a lot of work. Hmmm....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 04, 2009 11:26:23 AM
You know you want to ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Annchen on June 04, 2009 11:28:22 AM
Yes... yes I do  :D I'm working most of the summer... I suppose this could be my summer fun.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 04, 2009 11:29:32 AM
Just don't do any other swaps and you'll be fine, haha ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 04, 2009 11:36:45 AM
that's exactly what i'm planning as well. just this swap and no others for the summer. it will keep me a little more sane then...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: nostephot on June 04, 2009 11:56:51 AM
I sent my information in today!  I am looking forward to this.... I looked at the old galleries and I am already thinking about what I want to do!  WOOHOO! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 04, 2009 03:34:59 PM
Sorry I've been so MIA. I had two computers crash on me this week, both my work computer and my personal computer. I seriously feel like I was going through withdraws.
Someone asked about last round...it was such a good time!! I had an awesome partner, and we still occasionally talk back-and-forth.
It's such a fun swap to do.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on June 05, 2009 01:32:31 AM
I am neglecting other swaps because I am having such fun crafting about me!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 05, 2009 02:46:23 AM
Partners tonight/tomorrow! Yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on June 05, 2009 02:52:42 AM
I'm really excited about this swap!  I sent my questionaire in last night while I was watching the Season premire of Burn Notice.   :D  It looks like its going to be a ton of fun!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: TerraBella01 on June 05, 2009 05:30:20 AM
I can't believe it's June 5th all ready.  Time is flying!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on June 05, 2009 05:44:53 AM
I can't believe it's June 5th all ready.  Time is flying!

I agree!  As a school music teacher its hard to believe that we're done with school next Wednesday!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: beccabadger on June 05, 2009 06:03:26 AM
I can't believe it's June 5th all ready.  Time is flying!

I agree!  As a school music teacher its hard to believe that we're done with school next Wednesday!

It certainly is flying!

Next Wednesday? Wow, in the UK schools don't finish until the middle of July! I'm also a music teacher, although a very part time one! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on June 05, 2009 08:11:28 AM
Signed up for this swap last night looks like so much fun...Hope I get in....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 05, 2009 09:14:07 AM
Just in time, ballandskein :)  Can't wait for partners, even though I'll be away from internet access till Sunday.  But I sure am looking forward to Sunday!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 05, 2009 10:20:13 AM
I can't believe it's June 5th all ready.  Time is flying!

I agree!  As a school music teacher its hard to believe that we're done with school next Wednesday!

It certainly is flying!

Next Wednesday? Wow, in the UK schools don't finish until the middle of July! I'm also a music teacher, although a very part time one! :D

I teach middle school hearing impaired students.  The students' last day was on June 3rd.  We had teacher work days today and yesterday and summer school starts on the 15th.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: rosiegarden on June 05, 2009 10:28:27 AM
Boooo, I still have six weeks of college left until Summer holidays!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 05, 2009 11:11:28 AM
Signups end in 12 hours!!
I already have most of you presorted into your respective groups, but please realize that signups end at 11pm pacific standard time and for some of the organizers that's a lot later than 11 lol So you may not get your partners until saturday afternoon. We will all work hard to bring you your partners as soon as possible!
Also for those of you who are new to this swap once signups close, unless I am your group organizer, you will not be getting a message from me. You will be messaged by your group organizer whom you will be in contact with for the rest of this swap. ONLY message me if you are having a problem with your group organizer.
I will be updating feedback as much as possible throughout the day, but please be patient with me. :) In the past 24 hours I've had about 6 new questionnaires I need to go through, and I expect to get more last minute jump ins.

IS EVERYONE EXCITED YET?! ;D

Edit: One more note, please note that after you receive your partners via personal message here on craftster, you will be required to e-mail your group organizer to confirm that you received your partner's information and that your e-mail is valid and active. After that, there won't be any other e-mail check-ins.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on June 05, 2009 11:22:46 AM
Yayyy.. looks like I am in.....happy dance see you all on line next week I am off to work ...can't wait to get back home and start crafting.....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: rosiegarden on June 05, 2009 12:30:00 PM
For me, sign ups end at 7am on Saturday. Time is strange /:


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 05, 2009 12:37:01 PM
For me, sign ups end at 7am on Saturday. Time is strange /:
Then I would expect partners in the evening like around 7pm on saturday.
Time is strange lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 05, 2009 01:34:59 PM
***I just updated feedback and the front page. If you have sent me a pm before today but still do not see yourself on the front page or have feedback, let me know immediately!!***


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: mochaseptember on June 05, 2009 03:12:13 PM
Wow! Partners soon!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 05, 2009 03:24:50 PM
If you get put into my group, expect partners early tomorrow. We have a going away party and two birthday parties the hubbs and I must attend tonight. I promise I'll get up as early as humanly possible to partner you all up!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 05, 2009 03:58:12 PM
I'm partying with sailors tonight (army fleet in town for rose fest!) so yeah, tomorrow lol!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: charmling on June 05, 2009 04:03:23 PM
Oooh, I can't wait to get partners!!   :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: stellato_escuro on June 05, 2009 04:33:43 PM
I'M IN!!! I am already so flippen' excited because I have some great ideas for the scavenger hunt!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 05, 2009 05:02:50 PM
WOOO signups are almost ovah!

i have my time almost completely taken right now, but i am on at least once (more like twice) a day, so i will be able to update, maintain and get to know al of my little group

oh yea, and my partner lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Lique on June 05, 2009 07:18:26 PM
I will wait for the next round. I'm going to be swamped this month.  I look forward to seeing what everyone makes.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (signup: may 18 to june 5; Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 05, 2009 09:48:34 PM
1 hour-ish left til closing!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 06, 2009 12:18:05 AM
Signups are officially closed!!
For most of you, you should be receiving a pm from your group organizer with your partnering info.
My group should already have their partnering info and the partners are listed on the front page. If I have missed you, please let me know immediately!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 06, 2009 06:05:31 AM
my group, i wont be partnering until i wake up (around 3-4 pm PST) and i would do it now, but i am much more tired than i thought i would be...

i am sorry, i know partner day is extremely exciting


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 06, 2009 06:10:52 AM
Hi all!  I'm totally lucky to be in the group that has already received partners, and mine is super fab!  *waves to MareMare*  I've done a bit of stalking already and had a list of possible ideas before I got assigned lol  I have a list going with ideas for all three packages.  Actually, I had found an idea for package three already and I think it'll fit my partner to a tee!  I'm super excited lol  I'm a planner lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 06, 2009 07:20:06 AM
Good morning!

My group, I've started working on partners but have hit a snag. As soon as I know, I'll post them and get them to you  ;D.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 06, 2009 11:26:34 AM
Ok there was a partner snag that is being resolved right now BUT everyone in teams DesignVigilante, Goodtimegirl, and Craftastrophe should have their partners and be listed in the front page as of 11am pacific standard.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 06, 2009 11:33:10 AM
If you are in Team GTG, you should have your partners' questionnaires in your mailbox right now!! If you don't, pm me immediately!!

Remember to email me to check-in!!

Time to go antiquing!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 06, 2009 12:45:07 PM
Hey guys, I am doing mine right now! Sorry for the lateness, I partied late last night and it was not good for my RA!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 06, 2009 01:01:55 PM
It seems like all the co-organizers partied last night lol I'm like an old married couple tho, we went out to dinner and the movies but was back before 10, thats why i was the first one with partners lol ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 06, 2009 01:25:59 PM
Ok everyone in teams DesignVigilante, goodtimegirl, MareMare, and craftastrophe should have their partner info as of 1:30pm pacific standard time. If you don't, please check the front page and check in with your respective organizer.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 06, 2009 05:22:12 PM
i gots mine done....last in the line (my husband didnt want to wake me up cos i have been sick)

work done, play again

oh yea, and i wasnt partying! i wont party again until we can say Remission and its the truth....i WAS and will be all day today aswell, playing the SIms 3....woo hardcore


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 07, 2009 12:01:48 AM
Yay! Ok, I hate to sound like a suckup (because I'm not, I swear!) but I so <3 DesignVigilante! Not only is she an awesome organizer and I love her mad spreadsheet skills, but I have the coolest partner! I was reading part of her questionaiire and thought I was reading mine lol!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 07, 2009 12:09:43 AM
Wow I didn't even compare your questionnaires lol BUT I knew princesspimp is a totally AWESOME crafter & crocheter and all around great, and I know YOU'RE a totally awesome crafter and all around great lol Also, you don't have a lot of the same crafts, and I for one love getting stuff i dont know how to make myself ;D

Also, the spreadsheets youre using are all new and improved. Had to go thru three rounds before i figured out a format that worked for me.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 07, 2009 12:13:56 AM
Wow I didn't even compare your questionnaires lol BUT I knew princesspimp is a totally AWESOME crafter & crocheter and all around great, and I know YOU'RE a totally awesome crafter and all around great lol Also, you don't have a lot of the same crafts, and I for one love getting stuff i dont know how to make myself ;D

Also, the spreadsheets youre using are all new and improved. Had to go thru three rounds before i figured out a format that worked for me.

Jeez DV, make a girl blush!  lol  MareMare and I do seem to be super well matched!  We read the same books, like the same TV - can't help but love a lady who loves How I Met Your Mother (my NPH love is apparent here lol)!  I've already got lots of ideas for goodies to make!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 07, 2009 12:20:54 AM
Jeez DV, make a girl blush!  lol  MareMare and I do seem to be super well matched!  We read the same books, like the same TV - can't help but love a lady who loves How I Met Your Mother (my NPH love is apparent here lol)!  I've already got lots of ideas for goodies to make!
All I have to say is my cheesecake is the focal point and main conversation piece in my living room ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 07, 2009 12:23:26 AM
I think this is swap is going to be....legen (wait for it!) dary!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 07, 2009 01:17:23 AM
I think this is swap is going to be....legen (wait for it!) dary!

Oh I totally agree, in fact......  It's gonna be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 07, 2009 01:28:44 AM
I think this is swap is going to be....legen (wait for it!) dary!

Oh I totally agree, in fact......  It's gonna be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!

OMG! I think I just discovered a pair of twins separated at birth! lol Ya weirdos :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 07, 2009 06:22:12 AM
I think this is swap is going to be....legen (wait for it!) dary!

Oh I totally agree, in fact......  It's gonna be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!

a club should be formed....i am totally and completely in love with NPH (he was on an XM morning show that i usually listen to, and i stayed up way later than i should have to listen to the whole thing)

i am seriously considering watching the Tony Awards on Sunday (he is hosting)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 07, 2009 09:37:30 AM
i <3 NPH so much!  lol  the hubby makes fun of me....  i so didn't know he was hosting the tony's, i might have to watch now lol

and i have to say, how i met your mother may not be the best sitcom ever made in the history of the world, but it is one of the easiest to quote lol  i love a show with good catchphrases


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 07, 2009 05:44:11 PM
all true, EXCEPT it actually IS the best sitcom in the history of the world

i have been waiting for a day that we get dressed up so i can tell everyone to *suit up* and i live by the bro code (hey, i can be a bro.....) lmao


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 07, 2009 06:11:23 PM
you're right MissDisney lol  my only problem with the show is that i don't really care about ted lol  obviously i love barney, and marshall is hilarious lol  i still laugh when i think about the ep where ted and barney pretend they got in a fight and marshall tells the story about the fights he used to have with his brothers lol .....  COCOA BREAK!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 07, 2009 10:30:31 PM
I definitely dont love Ted either...and I think that NPH and Jason Segel steal the show (and the girls, i LURVE Alyson Hannigan)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 07, 2009 10:58:40 PM
Yeah Ted is the lamest.

Ok, now I must think up How I Met Your Mother crafts!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 07, 2009 11:13:33 PM
Yeah Ted is the lamest.

Ok, now I must think up How I Met Your Mother crafts!

i am trying to fashion a weeee (but still one of the finest) italian suit to put on a necklace....i want to carry a suit with me everywhere....its harder than it sounds, so far i have the idea...thats it lmao...oooh and I have an idea for one of my partners, but i have to feel out whether she would like it.....so i cant say it here lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 07, 2009 11:39:18 PM
how can you not love alyson hannigan?  she's fun lol  and robin has her moments whatever, but NPH and jason segel are the best!!!

i too am trying to think up some HIMYM crafts lol  the little suit would be awesome!  i also want to do a version of his inspirational posters that he keeps in his office lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 08, 2009 12:03:49 AM
i have one saved on my computer! it is him in a suit with awesome underneath, but the res is SOO bad...i am gonna make another one though

oh, and my MySpace image is inspired by him

i have actually always said awesome far too often, but he takes it to another level...

ooh now i have an idea for a poster for my room, i just need to meet him so i can get my own picture of him (that way Wal-Mart will print it)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 08, 2009 01:25:53 AM
i have one saved on my computer! it is him in a suit with awesome underneath, but the res is SOO bad...i am gonna make another one though

oh, and my MySpace image is inspired by him

i have actually always said awesome far too often, but he takes it to another level...

ooh now i have an idea for a poster for my room, i just need to meet him so i can get my own picture of him (that way Wal-Mart will print it)

ooooo  i wanna meet him too!  just to get pics of course *shifty eyes*  lol  that's it, you and me MissDisney, we're gonna go stalk ummmmm i mean find NPH lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 08, 2009 03:53:33 AM
i had to promise my husband to not stalk him (he was in Vegas a while back, and I was gonna go hang out on the strip and try and spot him.......crazy i know, but we once went to the Radio Music awards to meet Jack Osborne, which never happened)

but if it were totally casual, just like, hey i shop at the Palazzo too...then i am not stalking him haha

i didnt catch all of the Tony's :(

on MAF business though, I am really happy about how much crafting I am getting done on my playing breaks


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: edelC on June 08, 2009 07:10:21 AM
I'm on my way to the post office now to send out the first package..of course I knew who my fabulous partner was going to be for ages....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 08, 2009 11:02:51 AM
AH! you're a quick one edel! I knew my partner in advance too and I'm still no where near ready lol

That means gallery soon! ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: prettyinkpink on June 08, 2009 12:30:39 PM
I'm on my way to the post office now to send out the first package..of course I knew who my fabulous partner was going to be for ages....

 ;D Thank you Edel. Your package will not be send as soon as you send it mine but I'm sure that you're going to love it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 08, 2009 12:42:53 PM
Eeek!  I feel behind.  I just started the planning and a little bit of searching and gathering. 

I am sorry if I missed this somewhere, but how much of the package can be store bought?  Or is it only extras that can be store bought?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 08, 2009 12:59:24 PM
Eeek!  I feel behind.  I just started the planning and a little bit of searching and gathering. 

I am sorry if I missed this somewhere, but how much of the package can be store bought?  Or is it only extras that can be store bought?

Package 1 can be all store bought if you'd like. It's the ONLY package that you can do that with though. Package 2 & 3 is strictly crafting except for extras.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 08, 2009 01:08:52 PM
Ah okay, I was wondering that too.  I figured some of it could be store bought, but wasn't sure in what proportions :)

And no worries, I'm only thinking and planning so far.  Hope to get some crafting time tonight though!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 08, 2009 01:23:55 PM
Eeek!  I feel behind.  I just started the planning and a little bit of searching and gathering. 

I am sorry if I missed this somewhere, but how much of the package can be store bought?  Or is it only extras that can be store bought?

Package 1 can be all store bought if you'd like. It's the ONLY package that you can do that with though. Package 2 & 3 is strictly crafting except for extras.

Oh! I forgot to note that in Package 2, your DIY kit if you choose to make one can be store bought items (you kind of have to buy things if your partner doesn't have the basic tools for the craft) and of course the add to your partner's stash.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: edelC on June 08, 2009 01:51:16 PM
peihan17  I love your avatar! very hypnotic and cute...and green!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 08, 2009 02:16:20 PM
Hi all!  Thought I'd post a message that's more about the swap and less about NPH lol  I've got my first and last boxes planned for the most part, and I've started working on the first package.  Only got a few little things done but once I get going....  lol  I love love love my partner!  She and I have a lot in common, and crafting for her is gonna be a blast!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 08, 2009 02:58:21 PM
Eeek!  I feel behind.  I just started the planning and a little bit of searching and gathering. 

I am sorry if I missed this somewhere, but how much of the package can be store bought?  Or is it only extras that can be store bought?

Package 1 can be all store bought if you'd like. It's the ONLY package that you can do that with though. Package 2 & 3 is strictly crafting except for extras.

Thank you!!  I am going to do at least a few crafted goodies in the first package. There are things that my partner would like that I relate to my everyday life LOL


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 08, 2009 03:28:42 PM
Hi all!  Thought I'd post a message that's more about the swap and less about NPH lol  I've got my first and last boxes planned for the most part, and I've started working on the first package.  Only got a few little things done but once I get going....  lol  I love love love my partner!  She and I have a lot in common, and crafting for her is gonna be a blast!

its so hard not to gush on his awesome though (haha that sounds dirty)

i thought i had more done than i do, so i am off to work hard (and play hard, 30 minutes on the sims, 30 on crafting...woo)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 08, 2009 04:50:55 PM

its so hard not to gush on his awesome though (haha that sounds dirty)

i thought i had more done than i do, so i am off to work hard (and play hard, 30 minutes on the sims, 30 on crafting...woo)

haha, I love your work ethic hon!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 08, 2009 06:44:01 PM

its so hard not to gush on his awesome though (haha that sounds dirty)

i thought i had more done than i do, so i am off to work hard (and play hard, 30 minutes on the sims, 30 on crafting...woo)

haha, I love your work ethic hon!

its better than yesterday, 1 hour sims 15 minutes of crafting lol

i had to take a dinner break, and it ruined my flow! but something will be dry when i am done, which is always a good way to start


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 08, 2009 07:14:22 PM
Thank you!!  I am going to do at least a few crafted goodies in the first package. There are things that my partner would like that I relate to my everyday life LOL

I'm in the same boat. I'm doing a mix of crafted/store bought.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Ma Rut on June 08, 2009 07:33:32 PM
Hey everyone :) I'm joining the swap as Persephone Hazard's replacement partner. I'm excited!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 08, 2009 07:55:37 PM
Welcome aboard, Ma Rut! ;D Hope you've started planning! We're already going to have a sender soon.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Craftastrophe on June 08, 2009 08:49:18 PM
I bought two official things for package #1 today!!  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: beccabadger on June 09, 2009 01:00:09 AM
Hopefully I'll be buying at least some of the contents of package one tomorrow. I have loads of ideas though :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 09, 2009 05:12:11 AM
peihan17  I love your avatar! very hypnotic and cute...and green!

Thanks :)  He's been my avatar for everything since I started using the internet!

I am going to start crafting tonight, and will swing by some stores by work to pick up some little local things too.  I should probably start keeping an eye out for a suitable box too.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 09, 2009 05:26:01 AM
i know have 4 things done for each person...and the other things are either all planned out or ready to be bought (at the last minute, cos thats when we have money again, literally the week before sendouts haha)

the hardest part for me is the bio, i am noooot good at them


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 09, 2009 05:32:13 AM
i've picked up a few things from the store and started crafting last night.
i finished one of the projects and couldn't help but giggle when I saw it finished. (honest - i was giggling the whole time i was making it, haha. its just so me, and in craft form, it makes me laugh.)
i only hope my partner has the same reaction!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 09, 2009 08:01:17 AM
Didn't mean to be so quite-but I'm still working on my giftables...I'm really excited about what I've done so far...I'll I need is ONE more stop at the store Friday...hehehehe


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 09, 2009 08:16:30 AM
My dining room table has been taken over by my Package #1.  I can't wait to send it out.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: stellato_escuro on June 09, 2009 10:33:57 AM
I've already got a few things chosen and a few in process. I am so glad I signed up for this swap!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 09, 2009 11:16:19 AM
Thank you!!  I am going to do at least a few crafted goodies in the first package. There are things that my partner would like that I relate to my everyday life LOL

I'm in the same boat. I'm doing a mix of crafted/store bought.

Exciting!!! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 09, 2009 11:29:39 AM
I'm also doing a mixed of crafted & store bought. I want to share some of my favorite stores with my partner BUT there's just somethings that I can craft that I absolutely love and must share! ;D

I'm glad to see everyone is being chatty even though i don't have one of those "you must post at least once a week" rules for this swap, haha. ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: rosiegarden on June 09, 2009 12:19:42 PM
I have the afternoon off college tomorrow, woop crafting time! I'm gonna buy a few goodies on my way home too :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: TerraBella01 on June 09, 2009 08:21:05 PM
I stopped by a store today and picked up a couple of things for my partner.  I'm afraid of getting my first package from her. We've been chatting and I have all ready come up with a lot of ideas for packages 2 and 3, and receiving the first will only make me have more ideas.  Then I'll have to *shudders* make decisions.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: madmommymia on June 10, 2009 03:36:56 AM
I am doing a mix of bought and crafted too.  I think it might be half half for this package, which is strange for me since I feel like I normally craft way more.  Anyway, I am getting excited, and can't wait to see how everyone's packages go.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Craftastrophe on June 10, 2009 10:20:08 AM
I want to thank everyone on "Team Craftastrophe" for responding to the email check-in.

We already have one sender, it's very exciting!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 10, 2009 11:12:51 AM
i have a number of my items made, and i'm having lots of fun so far!  last night i was making one thing (can't say too much, want it to be a surprise lol) that led me to make something for my husband lol  then when i was telling a friend about it, they asked me to make both things for them as well!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 10, 2009 11:19:58 AM
I stopped by a store today and picked up a couple of things for my partner.  I'm afraid of getting my first package from her. We've been chatting and I have all ready come up with a lot of ideas for packages 2 and 3, and receiving the first will only make me have more ideas.  Then I'll have to *shudders* make decisions.

I'm sooooo bad at decision-making. I usually end up spoiling partners simply because I can't decide.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 10, 2009 04:12:49 PM
I bought some stuff and started crafting, thankfully I have a few off days that I can work on stuff! Im really excited and Im sure I'll get a kick out of what you send savage pixie! I've already started work on stuff for the next one, -_-;.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 11, 2009 08:28:12 PM
so, at first, i was slowly crafting and gathering things together. but now it seems i have too many ideas and i don't know what to do next! ahhhhhhhh  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 11, 2009 08:39:13 PM
WOOOO i am almost done

BOOOO i cant sent till right before the sendouts...but that just leaves room for more inspirations haha


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 11, 2009 09:08:42 PM
I just have to put the finishing touches on two things and then I will pack up everything and send package #1.  Hopefully it will be out on Saturday :D

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on June 12, 2009 07:21:21 AM
I have gotten a couple of things together and have most of my ideas down for the first package, but I have been really distracted the past week or so.  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 12, 2009 11:54:19 AM
***Reminder***
Just wanted to let everyone know that today is the last day to be cleanly dropped from this swap. If for some reason you and your partner do not get along or you both agree you're too busy, etc. you can be mutually dropped from the swap today.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 12, 2009 12:47:53 PM
***Reminder***
Just wanted to let everyone know that today is the last day to be cleanly dropped from this swap. If for some reason you and your partner do not get along or you both agree you're too busy, etc. you can be mutually dropped from the swap today.

Hehe, not a problem... my partner's awesome  :D  You guys did a great job matching people up!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: stellato_escuro on June 12, 2009 01:18:59 PM
Ha! I just logged on to say my partner is awesome too!  :D I just got back from lunch break, and I just got the most awesome __ for number __on the list...I am so excited to find and make more goodies!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 13, 2009 01:48:51 AM
Since we have a sender already, introducing....
MAF R.4 OFFICIAL GALLERY! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.0)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: AttieNichole on June 13, 2009 11:32:04 AM
Just wanted to update everyone--I have the most amazing swap partner with a really great wist!  This swap has already been so much fun and I'm almost finished with the first package.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on June 14, 2009 10:31:26 PM
Sending out jessarama's 1st package tomorrow....yeah I got stuff done this weekend... Can't wait till ya get this one jessarama I think you'll like it.... ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 14, 2009 10:43:35 PM
Hi everyone!  I'm closing in on finishing up my first package, just have a few more goodies to make.  I'm having loads of fun lol  I actually have most of my second and third packages planned out as well. 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on June 15, 2009 10:13:50 AM
Sending out jessarama's 1st package tomorrow....yeah I got stuff done this weekend... Can't wait till ya get this one jessarama I think you'll like it.... ;D

I am so excited! I have been working hard on yours, but alas you will have to wait a while longer. I am slow, but it  will be awesome


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 15, 2009 01:15:30 PM
My laptop is evil, and my IT husband can't figure out what's wrong with it. I didn't realize how addicted to technology I was until I can't get to it very often.

I am here. I haven't disappeared off the planet. The hubbs is working on the computer.

Hi, partner!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 15, 2009 10:03:21 PM
lol, this month has been so busy. Im just so sad I cant really spoil my partner in this package but next month is wide open. (graduations, larping, weddings, and work is making my head spin right now) Im going to squeeze in sending my package out  this sat, and by latest before I leave for Seattle on the 23rd. I'll be gone untill the 27th so please dont worry if you dont hear from me savage pixie!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 16, 2009 04:45:15 AM
I'm mostly done with my partner's box, except for perishables, which will be made right before sending, but I'm going to wait till closer to the deadline since she'll be gone.  And no one wants old perishables, especially not when it's in the same box as crafts  :-X

More time for extras, I suppose ;)  I have so many ideas for the next package already though!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 16, 2009 05:40:18 AM
still trucking along. it seems that each day i don't have to leave the house for work, i get one more thing done! and it's slowly coming along! (i work at home ft, but at my local indie craft shop 2 days a week and have weird hours.)

(though I have a huge baby shower to throw this weekend and my mind/time seems to be taken over by that.)

no problem tavernkitty - i'll just wait until i know you will receive after the 27th, so the package doesn't sit around waiting for you. HAVE FUN LADY!

wow - i can't believe it's only tuesday.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: rosiegarden on June 16, 2009 01:03:53 PM
I did some shopping and some crafting for my partner today. I'm rather pleased with what I've done so far. And I've got loooaaads of time off college now so I'm hoping to be done soon :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 16, 2009 06:34:11 PM
I have a few things done/crafted but I am really excited to get it finished and sent.  I have been having so much fun finding things for my partner.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 17, 2009 06:10:13 AM
I just have to put the finishing touches on two things and then I will pack up everything and send package #1.  Hopefully it will be out on Saturday :D

love2teach
I have tomorrow off to finish up your first box, hopefully sending sat..


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: prettyinkpink on June 17, 2009 10:00:29 AM
 :D I got my package form EdelC yesterday but I open it until today because someone at my house covered it with the newspaper. Go to see the gallery. Thanks Edel!

I have finish the package for her but right now I don't have the money for the shipping so I have to wait until Saturday  :(


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: stellato_escuro on June 17, 2009 01:07:42 PM
Just got back from an awesome lunch. I wandered downtown and found one thing on the list, and supplies to make another! I am so excited for a week of crafting and camping!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: edelC on June 17, 2009 02:23:31 PM
So glad it arrived prettyINKpink..and no rush on sending me mine. I am off on vacation for the next two and a half weeks...loads of time..


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: prettyinkpink on June 17, 2009 03:09:31 PM
So glad it arrived prettyINKpink..and no rush on sending me mine. I am off on vacation for the next two and a half weeks...loads of time..

Ok, I'm going to wait more to send it out so I have more days to find something that, I don't know why, it's difficult to get right now. Best wishes on your trip!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 17, 2009 06:48:54 PM
Hi all!  I have six of my categories done, two mostly done, and the other two started and/or planned lol  I had a minor crisis of faith when one of my projects totally didn't work and I got a bit cranky about it today lol  But now, I've got a substitute worked out and am feeling good about it.  I'm hoping to send out my first box to the lovely MareMare at the beginning of next week!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on June 17, 2009 08:13:11 PM
I've been busy otherwise, but I have been collecting things here and there.  :)  I haven't gotten much tangible stuff yet, but I've got ideas for many things so now it's a matter of actually ... you know, buying and making stuff.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 17, 2009 08:37:55 PM
I hit up the big Joann's sale and got some goodies for my partner's package! I saved over $38 according to my receipt, go me!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 17, 2009 08:39:37 PM
I also took advantage of the big sale!  I even got a few goodies for my two future packages lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 17, 2009 08:41:47 PM
Great minds and all!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 17, 2009 08:53:01 PM
Lol  must be!  And you must have been sending me good crafty vibes because I've just come up with my last item to make up for my first package!  I was having a bit of an issue when some of my ideas didn't come out, but now I think I'm back on track!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 17, 2009 09:01:42 PM
Joann's sale is bananas. Spent $32 and saved $11 :D mostly yarn lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 18, 2009 06:36:13 AM
I didn't even get any yarn! Some organizational stuff, some notions, a ton of fabric and secret stuff lol!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: millik on June 18, 2009 09:10:02 AM
Just finished up another big swap, so this one is my one and only now! I've been thinking about how to strike a good balance between "things that say something about me" and "things my partner might actually use/enjoy."


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on June 18, 2009 10:34:50 AM
Just finished up another big swap, so this one is my one and only now! I've been thinking about how to strike a good balance between "things that say something about me" and "things my partner might actually use/enjoy."

I'm doing the same thing.  I want to send things that I love and use but I also don't want to send her anything that she's going to not use or like or find something to do with.  I've had to make a check list so I don't forget to put anything in the package.  lol.  Its summer, I'm not required to remember things anymore.  :P  That's only between August of one year and June of the next when I'm at work.  lol.  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 18, 2009 01:12:49 PM
Just finished up another big swap, so this one is my one and only now! I've been thinking about how to strike a good balance between "things that say something about me" and "things my partner might actually use/enjoy."

I'm doing the same thing.  I want to send things that I love and use but I also don't want to send her anything that she's going to not use or like or find something to do with.  I've had to make a check list so I don't forget to put anything in the package.  lol.  Its summer, I'm not required to remember things anymore.  :P  That's only between August of one year and June of the next when I'm at work.  lol.  :D

Yep, same here.  And I actually have numbered post-its on each thing that's in the pile, so I don't start getting mixed up.  10 is too big of a number for my brain to process, I think :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 18, 2009 04:40:11 PM
My first package is going kind of slowly. It'll be ready on time, but for now it's going slow! So far I have...*counts* four things, but I do have most of my ideas.

Incidentally, I just almost had a panic attack - I went to get the envelope my stuff for this is stored in so that I could count up how many things I had, and it took me like fifteen minutes to find it! PANIC STATIONS. It turned up behind the sofa, on of the cats must have dragged it there... *sigh* (Gwendolen is kind of obsessed with the kind of envelopes that have heavy brown paper and a bubble wrap lining - she likes to scratch them. Strange destructive kittencat that she is.)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 19, 2009 05:38:10 AM
ok so my day off was spent on common Errands.Cleaning/groceries, cooking.How aggrevating! I want to CRAFT! I'm kicking DH out this weekend fishing so I can get done!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: beccabadger on June 19, 2009 05:54:40 AM
I haven't done much so far, but I have plenty of ideas. Hopefully I'll get some time alone so I can craft and think properly next week!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on June 19, 2009 06:39:36 AM
i am officially done :) i just need to wait till i get the shipping monies


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 19, 2009 02:12:00 PM
I have five things, but two are thwarting me because I keep going to a local shop to get something and they always decide that they wanted to close like five minutes before I arrive. I love local ma & pa stores but making their own hours... not fun. lol. next time.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 19, 2009 05:30:57 PM
Tried something this morning that went HORRIBLY wrong, haha. Like evil black fumes all over the kitchen wrong! But I have other ideas, and will get back on it :-)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 20, 2009 10:27:47 AM
I finished up everything for package one and mailed it this morning.  Now the waiting begins.  I'm still in the planning stages for package two.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 20, 2009 03:58:25 PM
Hi all!  I have sent off my first package to the amazing MareMare.  Also, I purchased a new crafting toy and have started using it to make one of my items for the second package!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 20, 2009 04:38:30 PM
Ooh, I am so excited! I hope to get lots of crafting done this weekend!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 20, 2009 05:30:04 PM
Package one is plodding along, plenty of time left yet. I bought supplies for two new ideas yesterday :-)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 20, 2009 07:51:41 PM
Tried something this morning that went HORRIBLY wrong, haha. Like evil black fumes all over the kitchen wrong! But I have other ideas, and will get back on it :-)

this is so sad and so hilarious at the same time. i am sure that we ALL have been there before, ha.

i'm *hoping* tomorrow will be the day that i get things finished up, or at least very close to being finished. it's a good package, but i'm excited to get started on package 2!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Persephone Hazard on June 20, 2009 09:20:48 PM
Tried something this morning that went HORRIBLY wrong, haha. Like evil black fumes all over the kitchen wrong! But I have other ideas, and will get back on it :-)

this is so sad and so hilarious at the same time. i am sure that we ALL have been there before, ha.

[giggle] Oh goodness yes. I mostly just laughed, actually!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: AttieNichole on June 22, 2009 11:32:24 AM
I finally finished my first package for this swap.  It seemed to take forever...especially that last little item, but I made an etsy purchase and am so excited!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 22, 2009 06:13:07 PM
package going out Thursday!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 22, 2009 06:14:54 PM
I finished up everything for package one and mailed it this morning.  Now the waiting begins.  I'm still in the planning stages for package two.

love2teach
Definately a good match here--What's the term? GMTA
*Great Minds Think Alike


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 22, 2009 07:06:50 PM
I finished up everything for package one and mailed it this morning.  Now the waiting begins.  I'm still in the planning stages for package two.

love2teach
Definately a good match here--What's the term? GMTA
*Great Minds Think Alike

Well, we are definitely great minds and we sure seem to think alike.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on June 22, 2009 10:46:54 PM
I received! Neener neener, sucks to be you guys that aren't partnered with princesspimp81  ;D ;D ;D  Link to my gallery post with pics in siggy



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 22, 2009 10:58:59 PM
I received! Neener neener, sucks to be you guys that aren't partnered with princesspimp81  ;D ;D ;D  Link to my gallery post with pics in siggy



Lol  You're too funny MareMare!  Thanks for the loverly compliments and I'm so glad you love everything!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 23, 2009 12:05:01 AM
That was a wicked awesome package! What a great way to kick off our gallery ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: forcemajeure on June 23, 2009 10:12:36 AM
I am kicking it into HIGH GEAR this week!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 23, 2009 10:59:41 AM
Don't forget, send outs are a week from friday!! Everyone should be receiving a PM reminder on monday about this. Time flies when you're having fun, right? lol ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 23, 2009 02:59:38 PM
I should actually be sending out on monday. I wanted to send out today but I have two things left. lol. And since I'll be gone to Seattle for a wedding I wont be able to send until then.

Awesome package btw. ^.^


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 23, 2009 08:23:18 PM
****ATTENTION!!****
A new rule was added to this swap. It's not exactly a "new" rule, its more like putting into words what I assumed everyone should already know. Here is the new rule which is also on the front page:
*NEW*13. Even though this is already in Craftster's Swapping Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html#anchor3) I would like to reiterate that ALL PACKAGES MUST HAVE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION! If you are sending overseas, you still must use some form of tracking available for your package. You must also give your group organizer the delivery confirmation (or tracking) number for each package you send.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on June 23, 2009 08:43:25 PM
I have 9 things done and ready to go.  I do have a few more things to do when I get home where the bulk of my craft supplies are but when those are done, I'll be able to pack up the box and send it on its way!  I'm still scheming for package 2 but I have some great ideas that (again) will be worked on when I get home.   ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 24, 2009 06:56:49 PM
so i've got package 1 mostly done. just have to stop at my friends shop to pick one last thing up and i'll be ready to send out.
but since i am just waiting for that, i started on crafting for package 2 last night! yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: TerraBella01 on June 25, 2009 04:46:11 PM
I sent out my package to Ffrogg today. I hope it gets there quickly.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: dharma_rebel on June 25, 2009 09:18:19 PM
I have gathered at least 10 things. Now I need to sort, and start explaining each item!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 25, 2009 10:28:13 PM
WOW! Am I Spoilt!!!! Thank You 'Love2teach'

Y'all gotta check out the gallery!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.msg3546594#msg3546594

THANK YOU!

Ps I'll have your DC# by tomorrow


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2009 10:50:48 PM
I just wanted to mention that if you have reserved a post in the gallery, it would be a good idea to put a link to your specific post in your signature as soon as you post pictures for your first package. It'd be easier for us to check your post that way. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on June 26, 2009 08:22:00 AM
I've been busy gathering and doing other stuff.  :)  Still on track! 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Craftastrophe on June 26, 2009 08:46:21 AM
I have a few things so far for my package #1.  I'm going to Cape Cod in Massaachusetts for the weekend, so I hope that I'll come across some more cute things to include.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 26, 2009 02:59:08 PM
WOW! Am I Spoilt!!!! Thank You 'Love2teach'

Y'all gotta check out the gallery!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.msg3546594#msg3546594

THANK YOU!

Ps I'll have your DC# by tomorrow

I am so glad you liked the package.  I had a blast putting it together.  I'm working on package 2 right now.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 26, 2009 07:29:07 PM
Package 1 sent out this AM

Happy happy Joy Joy


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on June 28, 2009 07:14:31 AM
I'm here!! Still putting things together. The hubs and I had to replace our AC this past week, so I'll be sending at the deadline. I've got all my non-crafted things bought and ready and several crafted things started. Now it's off to finish the rest of them.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 28, 2009 04:45:49 PM
Checking in! just got back from Seattle on a redeye, slept most of the day but busy doing the last little bit. lol, interesting story I picked up something for my partner and it actually held us up a little bit in security. >.<


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: dharma_rebel on June 28, 2009 09:21:37 PM
Checking in! just got back from Seattle on a redeye, slept most of the day but busy doing the last little bit. lol, interesting story I picked up something for my partner and it actually held us up a little bit in security. >.<

Hmmm... very intriguing! (and wasn't it a gorgeous weekend!?)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on June 29, 2009 08:25:26 AM
started on package two....I the first item was a first for me but it turned out as my girls tell me wicked awesome.....yayyyyy ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on June 29, 2009 11:10:38 AM
started on package two....I the first item was a first for me but it turned out as my girls tell me wicked awesome.....yayyyyy ;)

very intrigued and excited!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 29, 2009 05:49:14 PM
I just received my Package #1 from Sherrie B, UT.  Pictures are posted in the gallery.  The link to my gallery post is in my signature.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on June 29, 2009 08:03:42 PM
I am bummed I sent my package out two weeks ago and it came back to me today ...I forgot to put the street name on ...stupid ...stupid...  :'(:-[ :P.. So I will send it off again tomorrow sorry Jessarama its coming......


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 29, 2009 08:31:55 PM
I too have begun my second package for MareMare!  Mwahahahahaha  However, an item I purchased got messed up and the wrong thing was sent blah blah blah, so I have to reorder lol  But I shall continue to craft away while I wait!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 30, 2009 06:28:14 AM
Just had an AHA --I know what's going into Pckg 2....heheheheh


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on June 30, 2009 06:44:43 AM
I sent today!  Now I'm kinda worried that I didn't send enough, but I have tons of ideas for #2, so I'll make up for it there.  I already ordered materials for it!  :)

Sorry to hear about your pacakge, theballandskein :-\  That's always my biggest fear, especially when there are perishables in it.  The longest a package has been travelling was 6months.  I got a box of very stale cookies sent back to me  :-X


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on June 30, 2009 07:13:58 AM
i'm hoping to get things together and get the package shipped out today, depends on how much i can get done before i have to get to work this afternoon!

(and crazy enough, i'm nearly finished with something for package too!)

oh and yes, theballandskein, i was just there too. it always sucks. i sent out a package for an order and a week and a half later it came back to me! it was for a present too, i was mad. i'm not sure what happened to it though, nothing was wrong, it just ended up with a "return to sender" sticker.



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 30, 2009 08:08:56 AM
One of my cats, Hades, had a second saddle thrombosis today. I'll still be sending out tomorrow, Im just really bummed right now. He looks far worse than last time, and last time the vets said he had a miracle recovery as far as they were concerned.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on June 30, 2009 08:13:16 AM
Just had an AHA --I know what's going into Pckg 2....heheheheh

I had the same thing happen, but mine was for package 3!

I sent package 1 yesterday and went by Michael's to pick up stuff for packages 2 and 3.  And of course...  thank you 40% off coupons, I have to return to Michael's today for another pound of yarn!   :D

tavernkitty, I'm really sorry about Hades.  I hope that he'll be okay.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on June 30, 2009 10:17:41 AM
Thanks, sadly he passed away shortly after writing that.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 30, 2009 11:14:49 AM
Thanks, sadly he passed away shortly after writing that.

I'm sorry to hear that! :( *big hug*


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on June 30, 2009 12:17:24 PM
Thanks, sadly he passed away shortly after writing that.

Awwwww....really sorry to hear that as well I also am sending you a big hug!!! :-*


On a completely different note I put up some other creative stuff I do as well would love ya guys to check it out ....
http://www.reverbnation.com/c./a4/182171/152733/Artist/152733/Artist/link

Thanks


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: stellato_escuro on June 30, 2009 05:53:16 PM
I sent today!  Now I'm kinda worried that I didn't send enough, but I have tons of ideas for #2, so I'll make up for it there.  I already ordered materials for it!  :)

No worries peihan...I always think the same thing about what I am sending. I'm sure it will rule, especailly since I just love getting mail!  ;) I am also getting really excited about package #2 as well...shows that great partners think alike!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on June 30, 2009 06:05:55 PM
One of my cats, Hades, had a second saddle thrombosis today. I'll still be sending out tomorrow, Im just really bummed right now. He looks far worse than last time, and last time the vets said he had a miracle recovery as far as they were concerned.
My condoleneces for you regarding Hades


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on June 30, 2009 06:34:48 PM
tavernkitty, I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty.  :(  I know how much it hurts when you lose a pet that you love like one of your family members.  :(  *hug*  At least you had the miracle recovery and the extra time with him the first time around.  What a bummer.  :(


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on June 30, 2009 08:58:01 PM
tavernkitty, I'm so sorry about your fuzzy friend!  I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope you're doing alright.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on June 30, 2009 09:11:39 PM
I am very sorry to hear about your loss :'(  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: mochaseptember on July 01, 2009 03:20:33 AM
Aww  :'(  So sorry tavernkitty about your kitty!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on July 01, 2009 01:31:53 PM
so i just sent out my first package this morning! i'm hoping that it will serve to cheer up tavernkitty a bit.

now...to really decide what to do for package 2.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on July 02, 2009 08:00:08 AM
Tavernkitty, I'm so sorry to hear about Hades... but I have to say that that is an awesome name.

On happier news though, stellato_escuro's package got delivered this morning according to USPS!  That was fast! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: prettyinkpink on July 02, 2009 02:59:54 PM
Dear Tavernkitty, I'm sorry about your lost. I send you hugs.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 02, 2009 04:30:54 PM
thanks everyone. I picked up a shadow box to make a little memory holder for him, being the obsessed kitty momma I am. Im feeling a lot better now with some sleep and time. Also sent my package today and got contacts so heres for July being a better month than June was.

peihan17, Hades was an excellent name. My S.O. wouldnt let me name him Jareth the Goblin King so Hades it was. ^.^

savage pixie, you already let me unload which made me feel entirely ten times better. You are an awesome swap partner btw.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on July 02, 2009 07:45:17 PM
awww, tavernkitty, you're pretty super yourself! and like i said, it's okay to be a crazy kitty momma!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on July 03, 2009 12:09:06 AM
Just want to let everyone know, that according to USPS.com most US post offices will close at NOON today (Friday, July 3rd). So if you plan on sending today, get to the post office early!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: TerraBella01 on July 03, 2009 05:03:36 AM
Thanks for the heads up.  I didn't think they were closing early since their website says that they're open today.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on July 03, 2009 07:17:31 AM
Just want to let everyone know, that according to USPS.com most US post offices will close at NOON today (Friday, July 3rd). So if you plan on sending today, get to the post office early!

Good gravy. This holiday thing is screwing me up. I thought yesterday was Friday, and now the P.O. is going to close too early for me. Maybe the self-serve kiosk will still be open.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on July 03, 2009 11:02:33 AM
Yeah i know, I kept thinking yesterday was friday too! And thought today was the 4th lol At least if you can't get to the post today, there's still monday. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on July 04, 2009 08:35:13 AM
Monday it is...on a happy(?) note though, it's raining here, so our fourth plans have been canceled, so I can do more crafting.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on July 04, 2009 09:17:50 AM
Hi all :)  I'm still crafting along.  I'm maybe 2/3 of the way through my second package for MareMare, maybe more so lol  I'm working on three packages at once though, this one, my package for the chocolate swap, and a set of Harry Potter scarves and hats for a friend and his girlfriend.  I think I work better when I have a zillion projects going at once lol  I'm planning to ship all three packages at the same time.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on July 04, 2009 09:42:07 AM
hey, if you accidentally mix them up and sned me the chocolate package I won't complain!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on July 04, 2009 11:23:43 AM
well lol maybe not a package mixups, but i can see how it might be possible that some of the chocolate that i go on a shopping spree for could end up in your package :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on July 04, 2009 12:07:19 PM
bwahahaha! My evil work here is done! And I just hit two stores to get the last things I needed for your package (I'm at work, so not only am I shopping on the clock, I'm getting time and a half to do so!) And last night I found the pattern I was missing at home in my still-not-organized craft room! Tomorrow is just for crafting and napping!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 04, 2009 01:33:50 PM
Happy 4th all you USA swappers. Although it is currently raining in my part of KY.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: goodtimegirl on July 04, 2009 02:05:28 PM
Raining in my part of IL, too. It's been a lazy day of crafting and laying around with the hubby.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 05, 2009 09:35:03 AM
tough deciding--should this go to P2 or P3   Muhahahahahah


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on July 05, 2009 03:04:07 PM
tough deciding--should this go to P2 or P3   Muhahahahahah

Go ahead torture me more and leave it for P3.  I just finished up a part of P2.  I have to put the finishing touches on one part and finish up the last part.  I'm hoping to have P2 sent by next weekend.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MissDisney on July 05, 2009 03:22:41 PM
i am soo excited i get to mail on Tuesday (i get to drive my car again too) since i have been done for soooo long

just finishing up the letters, but that is more like playing than work (i put them off till the end in case i changed anything in the packages)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: beccabadger on July 06, 2009 03:42:17 AM
Typically the package from Rosiegarden tried to arrive whilst I was out...ironically sending hers (well, and doing a geocache afterwards). When I got back at 11.25 the time on the card was 11.21. How annoying!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on July 06, 2009 09:09:47 AM
My package is only an hour away... I hope it gets delivered today :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on July 06, 2009 10:58:29 AM
I am off to mail! I don't have any big enough boxes!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on July 06, 2009 11:58:59 AM
---REMINDER---
If you haven't already, today is the day you need to send out your packages to avoid receiving a "late" mark on your feedback! Also, you MUST pm your team organizer with your status, whether you're sending today or not.

Thanks everyone for your cooperation! The Gallery is looking fabulous so far, and I can't wait to see more packages rolling in! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 07, 2009 06:01:14 AM
I'm so Happy! DH get to spend a week in Canada w/ his Da'...this means
1) my house will be clean for a whole week!
2)I get to finished  P2 without interuption! (except work)
hehehheehhehe
He leaves Friday so this is gonna be fun! That doesn't too cruel does it?
anyway I am Hoping to have the software (his job) installed before he leaves, so I can take the pix when he's back & have them just in case. If he would just let me show him...LOL


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on July 07, 2009 09:35:50 AM
my package from tavernkitty just arrived and it's torture because i have to run out the door to work. i have a short dinner break before i have to go back to teach my beginners sewing class. i'm debating on if i should run home and open up my box, or if i wait until my crazy long day is over. the latter sounds nice, since i have that to look forward to!

torture!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: rosiegarden on July 07, 2009 12:21:20 PM
I received my package today :D My internet is being shifty at the moment but I'll post pictures as soon as I can :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: jessarama on July 07, 2009 10:16:37 PM
I recieved! I will post now


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on July 07, 2009 10:32:30 PM
Oh i am glad it finally got to you...that package had a trip and a half hope you like what I sent ya.....  ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on July 08, 2009 12:14:01 AM
Just checking in!  I've got most of my second package ready for MareMare, though I'm waiting on a small item I purchased to arrive....  It's taking an annoying amount of time to get here lol  Hopefully I'll ship out next week or so - early still, but that makes me happy :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: MareMare on July 08, 2009 12:34:32 AM
I just 2 seconds ago finished writing the letter to go in my first package for princesspimp81! I hate sending late, but ending up in the ER is a pretty good excuse, right? I am feeling better, but taking it slow this week. Shipping out tomorrow you should get it friday or saturday, yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: princesspimp81 on July 08, 2009 01:11:07 AM
I just 2 seconds ago finished writing the letter to go in my first package for princesspimp81! I hate sending late, but ending up in the ER is a pretty good excuse, right? I am feeling better, but taking it slow this week. Shipping out tomorrow you should get it friday or saturday, yay!

Yay, totally excited MareMare!  I'm sure I'm going to love everything!  And don't worry for even a second about shipping late.  Your health is insanely more important!  I'm just glad that you're feeling better!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: beccabadger on July 08, 2009 08:18:08 AM
So, I went to pick up my package from rosiegarden (you have to wait 48 hours after a failed delivery)...and it hadn't got back to the depot yet! So hopefully I'm going to get it tomorrow! Silly post office! It's getting annoying now.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: mochaseptember on July 08, 2009 03:25:42 PM
I have sent to MissDisney and am eagerly awaiting my package too  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: beccabadger on July 09, 2009 02:51:32 AM
It's as if I'm destined not to get this package. First I just miss it's delivery. Then yesterday it still wasn't back at the delivery office. Today dad was going to take me there to try again but he had to take a call, that was late, so we can't get there before it closes (the stupid time of 11.30am). I was going to go on the bus (after phoning to make sure it was there because buses are too expensive to use if there's no reason to) but a) had no change for the bus whatsoever and b) couldn't get through on the phone to speak to a real human being to see if the journey would be worth it.  :(

Maybe tomorrow  ???

It just shows what a great day I'm having I guess, and it's only 10.45am.  :(

Edit: Dad was done quicker than expected so we got there just in time! Yey! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 09, 2009 08:31:11 AM
I've finished something for package 3, and thinking about package 2. lol.  Everything has been looking amazing in the gallery gals! I really can not wait to see some package 2 stuff.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 10, 2009 06:23:17 AM
crafting crafting crafting


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on July 10, 2009 03:05:59 PM
Everything except for the finishing touches done for package #2.  I am hoping to mail it on Monday.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: theballandskein on July 10, 2009 06:26:05 PM
received check it out .....so amazing....

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.50;
 ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 10, 2009 07:12:33 PM
Everything except for the finishing touches done for package #2.  I am hoping to mail it on Monday.  love2teach

ARGH!!! I'm not ready yet!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: love2teach on July 10, 2009 07:19:11 PM
Everything except for the finishing touches done for package #2.  I am hoping to mail it on Monday.  love2teach

ARGH!!! I'm not ready yet!

Don't stress.  I'm going out of town from 7/24 thru 8/5 so I wanted to get my package done and shipped before I left.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on July 11, 2009 08:34:15 PM
well, after a very long and tiring day, i'm sitting down and relaxing (whilst watching old episodes of Pete and Pete!!!)
and do some more crafting for package 2!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: forcemajeure on July 12, 2009 02:22:51 PM
I took my lazy bones down to the mail box (it's down the street and it's like 193,000 degrees here, so I only go like twice a week) and I GOT MY AWESOME STUFF! Off to post in le gallerie.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: mochaseptember on July 13, 2009 07:29:49 PM
Woohoo! I recieved today and am finishing package 2!! Will post pics later, camera is dead  :-\


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on July 13, 2009 08:10:49 PM
finished up another piece for package 2 today! yay!
sounds bad but i'm hoping work is a little slow tomorrow so i can get some more stuff done, ha.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 15, 2009 10:21:24 PM
lol, I'm so jealous that you get to craft at work. Things have been so busy lately I've been taking too many breathers, but on the upside I have two things ready for package 2. ^.^ mwah and yeah its ******* ****** related and no you can not buy a vowel.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on July 16, 2009 06:24:59 AM
you know, the other day i tried to get a few things done at work, and it was crazy busy - and i was all alone of course, haha.
and so i didn't get anything done then. and then, as smart as i am, i left the stuff at work, so i didn't get to work on it that night either. (crafting IS the best accompaniment to Buffy you know!)

oh come on! just one E pleaaase! haha.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Jenicat on July 16, 2009 10:07:18 AM
I haven't started on package 2 yet, but I just found the supplies I need for one of the small items.  Yay!  Didn't want to have to buy more!  :D

And I'm waiting to hear back from millik for the stash thingy.  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: peihan17 on July 16, 2009 11:12:34 AM
Man, I wish I could craft at work!  Sometimes I can sneak little bits in for the downtime, like something paper based, but usually not  :-\

I think I'm pretty much ready to send #2... just gotta put it together so it looks prettier (and so nothing will break!).  Probably Monday.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 17, 2009 06:57:14 AM
well summer hit in Utah & we are slammed as well at work. I had hoped that with DH off a week fishing I'd get SOMETHING done --nope just bits & pieces.So Sat nite I will be DEFFINATELY wrapping up on P2, and getting it ready to send ...maybe
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
so housework can wait--again LOL
[email protected] is ALMOST done & will probably go out this week so I have PLENTY of time for P#3


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on July 17, 2009 11:13:42 AM
I just posted pictures of the package i received from Nymeria!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.msg3545432#msg3545432


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: savage pixie on July 19, 2009 08:54:07 PM
wow, it looks like a busy weekend has been had by all. nothing has been reported since friday! haha.
i do hope lots of crafting was happening.

not much crafting on my end i'm afraid. much too busy to just sit and relax apparently, haha.
though this week looks much better and i'm hoping to get most of package 2 wrapped up!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 1 sendout: July 3)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 20, 2009 06:00:33 AM
I had P2 ready, then had an AHA moment--or is that almost senor moment--I forget....but P2 will be done in time


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 20, 2009 07:07:15 PM
I cut out all the fabric that I need for something now I just got to pick up something so I can attach it all. ^.^


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: MareMare on July 20, 2009 10:26:52 PM
I received my second package already! Will try to get pics tonight, if not then tomorrow!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: jessarama on July 21, 2009 08:08:42 AM
I am still crafting on #2


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: peihan17 on July 21, 2009 01:13:03 PM
I received my second package already! Will try to get pics tonight, if not then tomorrow!

That was fast!  Can't wait to see more packages :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 21, 2009 05:21:50 PM
I received a birthday surprise in the mail today! I'll post pics up tomorrow after I clear some space on my camera but I can safely say I love these pouches savagepixie! omg labyrinth pouches! ^.^ Thank you, I wasnt expecting anything at all. In fact it probably arrived yesterday (I was so out of it yesterday-my birhtday) I just went right into the house and sat my butt down in front of the comp and forgot to check the mail. Thank you!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: savage pixie on July 21, 2009 08:24:43 PM
tavernkitty - i'm so glad you like them. and happy that i could surprise you with them.
and yes, the dc said they arrived monday and when i got your email and you didn't mention the package i got a little nervous that maybe they were somewhere else! ha.

woohoo.

working away on package 2 still. i'm going to start something tomorrow night and hope that it doesn't test my patience (counting is hard, haha) so i can get it out in package 2.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: theballandskein on July 21, 2009 10:15:01 PM
Just got home from a great camping trip ...now I will get finishing up package #2....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: beccabadger on July 22, 2009 01:25:43 AM
Yey I have sudden inspiration! I know exactly what I'm doing for package 3 now.  ;D

I'm hoping to get supplies for 2 today.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: savage pixie on July 22, 2009 05:52:08 AM
yay for sudden inspiration sg1psychopath! that's always nice.

i'm having an issue with planning package 3 right now. (though yes, i'm still working on 2!)
i have what i think is a good idea, but it's a pretty custom item. so if she doesn't like it or it doesn't work out then we're both sort of s.o.l., haha.
and the biggest problem here is that i just keep going back to that idea. heh - might just have to do it and chance it all anyways...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 24, 2009 06:48:01 AM
wrap up p2 tonight & will package it to send. Then onward to P3...talk about exchange anxiety!

UPDATE:
P2 ready & going to post this week, P3 1/2 Done


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Jenicat on July 25, 2009 09:33:12 PM
Hubbo has a work seminar thingy this weekend so I probably won't get much done (because my daughter NEEDS me to color with her! ;) ), but I will definitely be shipping on time.  :)  I have everything I'm going to send for stash-adding, just need to collect it all.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: MareMare on July 25, 2009 09:38:49 PM
I did some major shopping and bought everything I needed to finish my second package! And after tuesday I'm off for two weeks! (I'll be recuperating from surgery, but I'm sure I can craft on vicodin?? right??)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: peihan17 on July 26, 2009 07:51:15 AM
Vicodin might just help unleash some previously unknown creativity! ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 26, 2009 11:06:21 AM
This is so frustrating. I sit down to work on package 2 stuff and keep finishing things for package 3. I've STILL got stuff in pieces for package 2. I could easily complete it its just... Im really getting excited about making this 'theme' package. ARGH!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: madmommymia on July 27, 2009 05:29:34 AM
I think I have figured out my second package, on to figuring out the large package!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Craftastrophe on July 28, 2009 08:37:47 AM
my package #2 is coming along nicely!  i think another trip to the fabric store is in order... :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: TerraBella01 on July 28, 2009 01:58:26 PM
I have one item for the next package done and bits and pieces gathered for the rest.  It's so hard trying to decide what to make. 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: MissDisney on July 28, 2009 04:21:26 PM
just need to add my additional favorites to one package, and write the note AND then need to craft one medium for the other, but i think i am gonna do that now :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 29, 2009 07:16:18 PM
P2 SENT today, P3 in process

P2 RECEIVED--not opened yet will post pix soon as I can get GD's down (there are 5 of them )


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on July 29, 2009 07:18:49 PM
my package #2 is coming along nicely!  i think another trip to the fabric store is in order... :)
there is *ALWAYS* a reson to trip to the fabric store


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: madmommymia on July 30, 2009 02:14:47 PM
I finally finished all the baby shower stuff I had to do before concentrating on package 2.  I now have 2 and a half items done and bought one item for my partner, lukenlarry!  I am so excited and think I am on the right track.  I now have to finish up the half item and finish the rest of the package!  I also think I figured out package 3, but need to get some information...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: tavernkitty on July 31, 2009 05:57:47 PM
I found a small today that I am sure savage pixie will love... well in my own insecure I really hope she likes it kind of way. I had to buy me one too. ^.^ I got her one in black and one in red since they're different and I know she likes these... haha, I love to tease.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: savage pixie on July 31, 2009 06:33:45 PM
oh that is so not fair! what a tease!!! ahhhhh!

and i'm sure i will love everything - stop with the insecurity lady! i trust you, we get along and i have loved everything so far.



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: forcemajeure on July 31, 2009 08:30:51 PM
I thought I had round two all figured out - then I went to Hobby Lobby and realized I'm back to the drawing board on one item because a small component cost a LOT more than I thought! Oh well, I'll think it out this weekend.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on August 01, 2009 08:49:20 AM
So I was gonna wait for my partner to get back & we could open P2 & post same day---but 5 GD & their parents & DH & 2 cats in a 1 Bdrm Apt a week later I needed an uplifting moment--and WOW!
Check out the Gallery Photos-


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.new


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: millik on August 01, 2009 03:18:37 PM
Sorry I haven't been around lately... I've been super busy at work & preparing at home for a mini-vacation. :)

I sent Package 2 to Jenicat today 'cause I'm going to be out of town for sendouts. This is probably only the second time I've actually been able to send early on a swap! I'm such a procrastinator :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Jenicat on August 02, 2009 04:28:50 PM
Well, it's OK millik because I'll be sending as late as possible... I have a hell of a lot of stuff to get done between this swap, the IYP, a personal swap I'm doing, work, and my best friend's wedding this month.  I am going to be utilizing the extra days.  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: beccabadger on August 05, 2009 08:37:30 AM
Wow the send date is really creeping up. It came out of nowhere!v :o I shall be using the extra couple of days over the weekend. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find time when it won't bug anyone else that I'm crafting!  >:(


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: savage pixie on August 06, 2009 01:49:04 PM
i sent out package 2 to tavernkitty yesterday.
can't wait!!!

sg1psychopath - i am of the general thought that people are bugging me while crafting, rather than my creating something bothering them.
Unless you are doing something toxic of course, haha.

 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: beccabadger on August 06, 2009 02:01:12 PM
sg1psychopath - i am of the general thought that people are bugging me while crafting, rather than my creating something bothering them.
Unless you are doing something toxic of course, haha.

I do normally think like that, but at the moment it's more us getting in each other's way! Very annoying.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: savage pixie on August 06, 2009 04:04:17 PM

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I do normally think like that, but at the moment it's more us getting in each other's way! Very annoying.
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thats unfortunate - i hope it works out better for you soon.
maybe i'm too pushy, haha. i just claim my space and make people work around me, ha.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: love2teach on August 06, 2009 04:06:27 PM
I just posted pictures of my Package #2 from Sherrie B, UT.  You can find the link in my signature.  I love everything.  Thank you again Sherrie.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: AttieNichole on August 06, 2009 05:37:54 PM
Just letting everyone know that I'm still here, and finishing up package number 2 tonight.  I haven't been online for some time due to working and not having internet access, but I'm here and just letting everyone know.  I will also post pictures soon of package number one which was amazing!  Thanks Attackofsteph!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: nostephot on August 07, 2009 10:17:43 AM
Package sent!  So excited!!  I really liked this one!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: MareMare on August 07, 2009 12:37:04 PM
Jeez, I might have trouble getting this one out the door...my sil is trying to steal something out of it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Jenicat on August 07, 2009 08:04:00 PM
I received from millik several days ago, but I was just informed of a new deadline at work and I have been SUPER busy trying to get stuff done... I am going to post pics of package 2 tomorrow.   :-[  It's all wonderful and I love it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: princesspimp81 on August 07, 2009 09:42:47 PM
Jeez, I might have trouble getting this one out the door...my sil is trying to steal something out of it!

Hmmmmmm  lol  Always a good sign when someone else wants to steal the goodies!  Can't wait MareMare!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: TerraBella01 on August 08, 2009 02:58:47 PM
I received an amazing package #2, and #3 yesterday from Ffrogg526.  I'll be posting pictures this weekend. It includes a giant crab!!!  Awesomeness!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: dharma_rebel on August 09, 2009 08:46:22 AM
You can call me a moron, but I prefer overachiever. I misread the package 2 instructions and did all 5 categories, plus the 3 extras. Now I have to figure out what to send and what not to send! I promise to decide and get everything out tomorrow.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on August 09, 2009 10:23:37 AM
You can call me a moron, but I prefer overachiever. I misread the package 2 instructions and did all 5 categories, plus the 3 extras. Now I have to figure out what to send and what not to send! I promise to decide and get everything out tomorrow.

You can totally do all 5 categories, all I said was pick a MINIMUM of 2. lol :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: dharma_rebel on August 09, 2009 10:27:42 AM
You can call me a moron, but I prefer overachiever. I misread the package 2 instructions and did all 5 categories, plus the 3 extras. Now I have to figure out what to send and what not to send! I promise to decide and get everything out tomorrow.

You can totally do all 5 categories, all I said was pick a MINIMUM of 2. lol :P

Phew! Well, then hopefully it'll make up for sending a day or two late!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on August 09, 2009 07:33:09 PM
Just checking in....finished part 1-started part 2 of P3


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: goodtimegirl on August 11, 2009 05:32:22 AM
I'm back! I have to go into work today to get my classroom ready, but I'll update statuses when I get home!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: millik on August 13, 2009 06:56:10 PM
I received my second package from Jenicat today! Tons of incredible beading supplies and some fun extras. I will be posting pics this weekend... I want to try and get some nice closeups of my favorite beads in the package.

Thank you, Jenicat!! You seriously rock :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: princesspimp81 on August 14, 2009 01:11:43 AM
Just posted pics of all my awesome goodies from Package 2 from MareMare!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: MissDisney on August 14, 2009 06:54:56 AM
just realized i havent posted in a loooong time...i get distracted (can you tell)

my group has been communicating well, need to do some updates though (sister moved in this week, its been hectic)

both my packages will be going out tomorrow (the soonest i have a car AND money at the same time)

i recieved from charmling, but havent been able to open it yet (again, week has been very busy)

i will PM craftastrophe, but i wanted to post something as i know i havent in at least a couple weeks


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: love2teach on August 14, 2009 09:44:39 AM
Just checking in.  I have part one of package 3 25% done and still have to work out some kinks on parts 2, 3, and 4 of package 3.

I may have to make one of these for myself when I am done.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Jenicat on August 14, 2009 04:59:21 PM
Aw, thanks millik.  ;)  I'm going to try spinning the beautiful roving you sent... we'll see how that goes.  HA!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on August 14, 2009 06:14:50 PM
Just checking in.  I have part one of package 3 25% done and still have to work out some kinks on parts 2, 3, and 4 of package 3.

I may have to make one of these for myself when I am done.

love2teach

TEASE~
I am having trouble getting part 2 done--grandkids still here......


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: madmommymia on August 17, 2009 01:34:48 PM
I am checking in and I am done with the third package!  I am super excited and can't wait to send it off this week!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: princesspimp81 on August 18, 2009 12:20:57 PM
I'm taking a break from my huge amount of Halloween items for my 13 Days swap to begin my third package for you MareMare!  I don't wanna give anything specific away, but now that I'm getting into large item for you, it's coming out even more awesome than I'd expected!  I'm super excited lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: TerraBella01 on August 18, 2009 05:02:45 PM
I'm so close to finishing up package 3. Work is going to be crazy for the next 4-6 weeks so I want to get it done and sent as soon as I finish it and my package for the book swap :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Jenicat on August 18, 2009 05:55:31 PM
Package 3 is underway and has been for months.  ;)  Got an early start on that one.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: millik on August 18, 2009 08:15:11 PM
Ooooh, what could it be???

I've been working on something, too, but now that it's a little over 1/4 done I'm afraid it might not actually work the way it's supposed to. :-/ So... I also started a backup. Partially because I'm not sure if THE thing is gonna work, but also partially because I am self-diagnosed with Craft ADD and wanted to do something entirely different for a bit :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: savage pixie on August 19, 2009 06:04:58 AM
wow, i can't believe some people are complete, i feel like such a slacker, ha.

i have finalized my idea for package 3. its the thing that i kept going back to - my original idea - and i hope tavernkitty likes it. if it works out (and it WILL) it will/should rock.



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: love2teach on August 19, 2009 09:22:17 PM
Hi all :)

I'm working on my package 3.  I just wanted to let everyone know that for the next week or so I will be kinda of quite.  I'm not MIA, but it is the first week of school and my life is utter chaos.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 20, 2009 05:31:45 AM
Hi all :)

I'm working on my package 3.  I just wanted to let everyone know that for the next week or so I will be kinda of quite.  I'm not MIA, but it is the first week of school and my life is utter chaos.

love2teach

My first teacher workday was yesterday and it was the marathon faculty meeting day!  Whoo hoo!  Today is set up classroom day and Open House.  yay!  The teaching life does tend to put a damper on the crafting life doesn't it?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: savage pixie on August 20, 2009 09:33:11 AM
i just received package 2 from tavernkitty. (pretty sure it took a detour on the way here, haha.)

i dug through everything quickly and i love it all - it's great.

but i have to go to work  :( so when i get home i'll go through things at a much more normal pace, to appreciate all the awesome, and i will post pics!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 2 sendout: August 7)
Post by: tavernkitty on August 20, 2009 11:31:17 PM
lol, So it may have only taken a detour through detroit before reaching its destination! And just updating, Im working on #3 package. Its a themed package so I hope everything turns out well. ^.^ But honestly I think you'll like it savage pixie.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on August 24, 2009 05:46:05 AM
Hi all :)

I'm working on my package 3.  I just wanted to let everyone know that for the next week or so I will be kinda of quite.  I'm not MIA, but it is the first week of school and my life is utter chaos.

love2teach
The DD & Fantastic 4 have left & am playing massive catchup on swaps-P3 is getting there had to FROG it twice but got it worked out


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: MareMare on August 24, 2009 10:10:33 AM
I know what I'm doing for package 3 and have all of the ....er....accessory type parts to it, but not sure what exact supply I am using for the main part. Is that vague enough?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: princesspimp81 on August 24, 2009 10:33:45 AM
Hi MareMare!  :)  Very good with the vagueness lol  I have the main part of your package completed though I had a minor breakdown over the weekend when I thought I screwed it up lol  Luckily I was able to fix my mistake, because it came out beautifully!  I have a few other little accessory bits to complete as well, but I think it's coming along great!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: TerraBella01 on August 24, 2009 05:16:50 PM
I'm all done! I sent out package 3 today. I hope my partner likes it. 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: tavernkitty on August 25, 2009 03:38:18 PM
Well I feel like a slacker too with all these people done with package 3. I know I probably wont send untill after dragoncon so... bah.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on August 27, 2009 08:43:34 PM
while out wandering and shopping today, i found the perfect...ummm...thing. can't give it away. but its beautiful and it's exactly what i've been looking for so i can finish up package 3! yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: tavernkitty on August 27, 2009 09:57:06 PM
You. are. so. horrible. But in a good way. ^.^


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on August 28, 2009 04:36:38 AM
3rd frogg is a charm-I give up on this pattern...will try to get P3 out in time

I have a little gremlin & he likes to keep stealing my scissors RIGHT when I need them
I am 3/4's done-will have P3 out in time


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on August 28, 2009 07:07:07 AM
You. are. so. horrible. But in a good way. ^.^

bwahahahaha  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Jenicat on August 31, 2009 05:28:44 PM
Oh my goodness... my life just got a lot more free.  :)  My best friend and brother got married this weekend and Friday through Sunday, we were out of the house.  Then today I finally finished this huge huge huge project at work. 

So exciting!  Now I can devote more time to my swaps!  I won't be signing up for any more for quite awhile, though. 

Anyway, I've got part of millik's 3rd package done and I need to get working on it again, but I still have plenty of time so I'm not going to stress myself out.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: goodtimegirl on September 03, 2009 04:18:17 AM
I'm not sure if I've already posted this here or not, but if you can't tell, it's back to school for me. We've got a new schedule, clock problems, and all the other smaller stuff a new year brings, so it's been chaotic to say the least. But I think I've survived it, and I've got some serious crafting time planned for this weekend!  ;D

And I have to share because I'm so proud of myself...I learned to knit. A woman in my crafty group taught me. I finished my first hat, and it is cu-ute, if I do say so for myself.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on September 03, 2009 06:25:49 AM
And I have to share because I'm so proud of myself...I learned to knit. A woman in my crafty group taught me. I finished my first hat, and it is cu-ute, if I do say so for myself.

Awesome, congratulations! I finally took a class last winter (after attempting to learn myself for years, ha) and i'm addicted.
Have fun!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: princesspimp81 on September 05, 2009 05:18:58 AM
Hi all!  I have been busily working on the final package for this swap and my Halloween swap.  I'm pretty much done and ready to ship out to MareMare, I'm just waiting to finish up my other swap packages so I can ship out all at once!  I'm really really hoping you like what I've got for you MareMare!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: MareMare on September 05, 2009 05:29:40 AM
Hey sweet thang! I'm sure I'll love it, you rock my socks! I have the idea and most of the supplies for your third package and have chatted Nymeria up on the phone a couple times about the other key supply. Think I just about have it figured out!

This swap has been so fun, kinda sad it's almost over! :) :(


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: princesspimp81 on September 05, 2009 05:37:25 AM
*waves to MareMare*   I feel the same way, I've loved swapping with you!  We'll have to swap again sometime after this!  I had a lot of fun making your final package, though I had a few setbacks lol  I might do a few little finishing bits, see if there's anything I want to do lastly.

I'm totally excited to see what you're making too!  I know it's going to be awesome!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: theballandskein on September 06, 2009 11:12:58 AM
Ok crafting room is organised I am going to get on with my last project for this swap.... ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: MissDisney on September 06, 2009 11:21:37 AM
i am completely done crafting, i just need the money to send the packages (i am so effin late on 2, i hate radio shack....)

BUUUT they will be going out Priority AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, one when i get a paypal refund, the other (the one to NZ cos i cant pay for international shippingwith my paypal) will go out the minute i have the money, but we dont know exactly when that will be :(

at least i know my hubby will have the money soon (to replace the missing 500 from my dad's check from radio shack)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on September 07, 2009 01:04:44 AM
I will be sending out Monday!!  I am so excited!  This last package is going to be awesome and I cannot wait to see goodtimegirl's reaction.  I have shared it with a few people and have had two people ask to order something similar, and I want to keep it too!  LOL


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: goodtimegirl on September 07, 2009 07:00:46 AM
I will be sending out Monday!!  I am so excited!  This last package is going to be awesome and I cannot wait to see goodtimegirl's reaction.  I have shared it with a few people and have had two people ask to order something similar, and I want to keep it too!  LOL

I'm sure I'll love it!! I've loved everything you've sent so far, so why would this be any different?!

I'm working on your package today, and I'm really enjoying it. It's so relaxing to work on... ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: tavernkitty on September 07, 2009 06:52:06 PM
Back from Dragoncon and now its back to work... lol. So much to do and so little time. well... at least I feel like that. I should finish everything by this weekend I hope but my plans as of late never seem to meet with me. -__-


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Ma Rut on September 07, 2009 07:45:07 PM
Did you have fun, tavernkitty? A bunch of my friends went to Dragoncon too :) Living in Atlanta though, I fled the city as early as I could on Friday to avoid the frenzy from the mass amount of events going on there this weekend :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: tavernkitty on September 08, 2009 07:02:14 PM
Absolutely, although I was sad I really didnt get to cosplay. I just wore my lolita around and then a star trek dress. But other than that yeah, fun. LOL and if I lived in Atlanta I might have fled as well but living in ky... well we dont get alot of that although next year is going to be crazy with the world equestrian games going on.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: stellato_escuro on September 10, 2009 12:13:24 PM
My partner is already done, and I am only halfway done with her thing! But it's been a good week of crafting, so I am not too worried.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 10, 2009 01:00:13 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT!!
As this swap is winding down to a close, I have begun to think about Round 5.
If you have a spare moment, please fill out the Make-A-Friend Round 4 Participant Feedback Survey (http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dE92anlXU1U3bjcyeVY1M2dFVnJrSkE6MA..)
It is an anonymous survey, which means you do not have to put your name on it. You can if you wish to. This survey is to help me be a better organizer and make this swap even better. Please be honest! Thanks to anyone who takes the time to fill it out!

and if you're interested in Round 5, I now have a post up in the new ideas forum!
Make-A-Friend Round 5! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320661)

and please don't forget, Package 3 is due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th!

Thanks and happy crafting!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on September 12, 2009 06:40:41 PM
hello all. steadily working along - slowly but surely.
i'm in the middle of a massive 2 day art fair, but cannot wait to get back home and crafting.
after making hundreds of bags for this, i can't wait to get started on sewing something for tavernkitty - something other than a bag! (hey, she got an awesome bag in the last package, haha, so its not bad to say.)

hope everyone is doing well and having a good weekend.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: tavernkitty on September 13, 2009 04:16:30 PM
no problem. I hope the art fair goes great for you savage pixie! Also I got something done yesterday. Im thinking about adding something to it but I think it looks good myself. I seriously would consider keeping it if I didnt know it was going to a awesome home. ^.^ just a few more things to do.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: peihan17 on September 14, 2009 01:03:50 PM
Everything's packed up and ready to go for stellato_escuro!  Here's a teaser ;)



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on September 14, 2009 02:03:38 PM
thanks tavernkitty. the fair went well. saturday rocked, sunday was slow. that's how it goes.

i'm planning on getting the rest of your goodies done this week! woohoo!


also peihan17: love the teasers! playing dirty, haha.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on September 14, 2009 06:12:52 PM
ok  Sent! now before I hear groans & Moans-I'm Moving over next week or so & spent every sapre moment & completely (so now I HAVE to pack boxes)

I am hoping it's enough, & I'm hoping I pass Muster love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: princesspimp81 on September 14, 2009 06:39:08 PM
My plan (loose though it might be lol) is to ship this weekend.  I know it's still a bit early, but I'm finished and quite proud of what I've made, so I need to get it off to its new home before I start getting all OCD about it lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: AttieNichole on September 15, 2009 08:24:58 AM
My partner and the co-organizer haven't contacted me in quite a while.  I'm starting to worry.  It's been weeks of no replys...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: MareMare on September 15, 2009 03:09:11 PM
well that's not good. If you don't hear from your co-organizer, please contact DesignVigilante.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 15, 2009 04:25:10 PM
aimee, please message me with more information and i will help you address the issue.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: edelC on September 16, 2009 04:33:52 AM
just checking in...I am working on package 3, have all the raw materials...just short on time! But it will be sent out on time.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: peihan17 on September 17, 2009 01:24:47 PM
Package #3 delivered to my partner today!  Now I'm nervous... they took a while to make, but they're not... huge looking 

*bites nails*


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: tavernkitty on September 17, 2009 04:33:05 PM
got side tracked by costuming but finishing some stuff. I have plans for one more thing but not sure if it will make it in the package.  I should be sending out on the 25. <3


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on September 19, 2009 02:29:25 PM
hey lady!
glad to hear you are getting your costuming done! sounds like it should be fun.

i've decided to *hopefully* dedicate Monday to attempt to finish goodies for package 3. that's the only way i can guarantee to send by the 25th. eeek. it WILL get done, ha.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Jenicat on September 19, 2009 08:38:05 PM
Still working on package 3!  I'll be shipping on time.  :) 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: theballandskein on September 20, 2009 06:30:22 PM
Ahhhhhhhh ....been so busy ...so much to do ...so little time ....ahhhhhhhh


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: nostephot on September 20, 2009 09:21:27 PM
My final package went out on Saturday... USPS... I Have the tracking # but I am already in bed so I will send it if needed.... but the package should be there by Wed.  I hope you like it texmexie... and I hope all is ok!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on September 21, 2009 06:28:07 AM
ack! trying to finish up a big part of package 3, and i have to do a last minute run out to get thread, haha.
now, since i was trying to dedicate today to attempt to finish the package, i have to change into something suitable for the outside world, ha.

it WILL be done today...hopefully...ha.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on September 22, 2009 06:31:02 AM
good news today. after a few trips back and forth to the local crafty/sewing shop, I finished the piece I was working on, and I am so excited and really really hope that tavernkitty likes it.

though I'm working on an additional piece for the package since, well, I can, haha. and tavernkitty is super awesome and I think it's a perfect touch to add.
yay!

looks like i'll be sending out on Thursday.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on September 22, 2009 08:24:39 PM
can hardly wait for new gallery pix!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: MareMare on September 22, 2009 09:01:59 PM
I received my 3rd package from princesspimp81 today! Well it might have come yesterday, I misplaced my mailbox keys oops! It is completely awesome and I will have pics up in my gallery tomorrow!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 25, 2009 02:52:29 PM
!!!ATTENTION -- ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE!!!

Forcemajeure is in need of a replacement partner. This is not an angeling, you will not be receiving angel status for this but you will be receiving a package in return.
Forcemajeure already has a few things made including a mosaic cupcake on a plate, a vase, some fabric and trinkets ready to send.
You would need to send 1 medium and 5 smalls in return. The Package would be due in 2 weeks.
Here is more information about her in an abridged version of her questionniare:

Location: Texas, USA (No international, please)
No relevant allergies, and no allergens in her household.
Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do) Painting, stamping, mosaic work, cake decorating, stenciling, interior decorating projects
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn) I am really trying to learn to sew this summer.
Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items? (this is just a precaution because some people feel obligated to give more if they know their partner is sending extras and I don’t want anyone to feel embarrassed or anything like that) No, but I may send an extra package to even it up after the fact.
Anything you do not want to receive: Poppets freak me out. Sorry about that!
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do? Wow, I hardly ever make anything for myself. I’d really like a scarf, but I will never learn to knit – seems like a lot of math.
Favorites
Favorite Books – right now, anything by Jodi Picoult. I also enjoy mind-candy chicklit, and I liked Twilight, but it only takes me a day to read a fluffy book like that.
Favorite Movies – I will have to come back to this; I have a seven month old and a two year old, so I haven’t seen a movie in two and a half years, almost.
Favorite Bands/Musicians – Live, Jimmy Eat World, old No Doubt
Favorite Animals – bears, horses, fat cartoon chickens
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting – playing with my boys (I've turned the two year old into a crafter already), reading, watching tv
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc) – scrabble!
Favorite Foods – avocados, pizza, cupcakes, fruit pies
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc) – dessert type smells like cotton candy, cinnamon roll, etc.
Favorite Colors – tangerine, apple green, hot pink, black
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc) – citrus colors, pink and chocolate
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc) argyle, Japanese style fabrics

If you would like to be forcemajeure's replacement partner, please pm me a.s.a.p.!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: savage pixie on October 01, 2009 07:45:56 AM
i received an amazing package from tavernkitty yesterday!!! she has been such a great swap partner.
i will post pictures tonight!

also, i hope that Forcemajeure has received her replacement partner. if i weren't so damned busy, i would have done it myself. good luck!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: tavernkitty on October 01, 2009 11:48:59 AM
I recieved today Savage Pixie and you needn't be so anxious! I love everything and everything fits. Im going to put on my new black bodyline blouse (I know its only bodyline, but I love it) and take a photo. >^.^<


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: madmommymia on October 02, 2009 07:39:18 AM
I received too and when I get back from visiting my parents I will post I promise.  I loved everything, the woven pouch is going to be christened by camera bag and the embroidered felt name book for my son has already been read several times.  It couldn't have come at a better time.  He has been obsessed with listening to me spell his name over and over.  So thank you so much!  I really loved it and I am still probably going to send the bonus surprise I ran into the other day as soon as I get a chance to sit down and order it...This was such a great swap, lots of fun!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 03, 2009 05:15:54 AM
also, i hope that Forcemajeure has received her replacement partner. if i weren't so damned busy, i would have done it myself. good luck!
She did & I'm almost done, took some PTO time & will finish up in time


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: edelC on October 04, 2009 01:32:44 PM
I am hoping my partner PrettyINKPink gets her package next week

but I wanted to just start a big appreciative round of applause for DesignVigilante, this is a huge swap and she took over when one of the co-organisers went AWOL

*applause*

also lots of *boooooos* for the flakers...flakers suck. I know life happens to everyone, but dropping out is not a valid response, getting in touch, apologising, actually sending (as soon as you can even if very late) those are the actions of a grown up...flakers are %%_&((_&^%&^!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: love2teach on October 08, 2009 09:00:07 PM
I finally got my pictures of package 3 posted.  I want to publicly apologize to my partner, Sherrie, and to the organizers for being so tardy in fulfilling my commitment.  The past two months have been personally, professionally and physically chaotic.  This is by no means an excuse and I am truly sorry.  Sherrie has been an amazing partner and so patient with me.  She deserves an award for putting up with me.  I hope she enjoys her package as much as I am enjoying mine.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 09, 2009 07:15:50 AM
I finally got my pictures of package 3 posted.  I want to publicly apologize to my partner, Sherrie, and to the organizers for being so tardy in fulfilling my commitment.  The past two months have been personally, professionally and physically chaotic.  This is by no means an excuse and I am truly sorry.  Sherrie has been an amazing partner and so patient with me.  She deserves an award for putting up with me.  I hope she enjoys her package as much as I am enjoying mine.

love2teach
Life happens, I'm just glad you like your gifts
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.140


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 09, 2009 10:30:09 AM
!!ATTENTION!! ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE!!
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for their cooperation in making this swap successful. The majority of you have been really great participants, and I wish that all of you have made lasting crafty friendships. :)

Second of all, I will begin giving feedback today, Friday October 9th. If you are not ready for feedback yet, I will be giving feedback once every two-three days until everyone is done. So expect feedback to be given again on Monday, followed by Wednesday, followed by next Friday.
Please take a moment to double check your status on The Main Page of the Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.0). If your status is incorrect, please pm your group organizer and let them know.

Third, incase you missed this the last time, I have an annonymous survey for the participants of this swap to help me make this swap better. Please fill out your opinion about this swap here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dE92anlXU1U3bjcyeVY1M2dFVnJrSkE6MA..

and of course, there will in fact be a Round 5 for those interested. For more information, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320661.0

Thanks again for a great swap everyone! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (CLOSED!! Package 3 sendout: September 25th)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 10, 2009 05:02:41 PM
:::Doing the Snoopy Happy Dance!!!!!:::::
Received an awesome box at the mailbox place today!
I have pix, but cablr to camera is MIA in one of our packed boxes
I got this AWESOME necklace in Green beads & WONDERFUL tortoise (?) shell pendant--Perfect for my black turtle neck I wear under my uniform shirts!
Also: some toasty warm slippers in varigated browns/blue that actually FIT!
A really cute elf with a SNOW DAYS sign, A neat brown/pink tie headband, an awesome "fall" type pix frame & a really cool green leaf pencil holder or flower vase (not sure which I'll use it for yet-but DEFINATELY a keeper AND a tote with munchins crafting across it--absolutely WONDERFUL!
THANK LORIANN!!!! You have been the KEWLEST partner EVER!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (All Pkgs due. Feedback 23/39ppl)
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 13, 2009 12:31:11 PM
I have received my amazing package from MareMare and it's awesome!  I'll post pics tonight and this swap has been so much fun!  Thanks for running such a great swap DesignVigilante!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (All Pkgs due. Feedback 28/39ppl)
Post by: Sherrie B, UT on October 24, 2009 07:40:09 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.msg3758395#msg3758395

Check what goodies I got!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (All Pkgs due. Feedback 30/39ppl)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 30, 2009 11:29:41 AM
Make-a-Friend Round 5 signups are now up for anyone interested! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326162.0


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4 (All Pkgs due. Feedback 35/39ppl)
Post by: Riechan on July 30, 2010 02:42:57 PM
woa! this is a lovely swap! Next swap I'm following ^^ (not joining though, no time, no money :) )