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Title: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on October 26, 2009 04:40:27 PM
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Swap name: Crafty Detective Secret Santa
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bronzfrog  
Sign-up date range:  10/ 26-11/5 11:59PM CST
Date to send item by: 11/30
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Age requirement? 16

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:



...Each person will have a secret partner in which they will stalk around craftster and other possible areas like blogs, wists, websites--wherever you can find info about your person. Revealing yourself to your partner is not allowed until after you have sent your items and only if they have guessed who you are. We will not reveal our partners to the other swappers until Christmas eve. In other words, PMing them to ask what they want is not allowed. You have to play detective.

You will send out crafted items totaling 5 points with at least one item a large or medium.  You will also include two stocking stuffers which can be crafted or purchased.
Of course you are free to send extras, but remember that you don't know who is sending to YOU, so there's no telling if you'll be getting extras or not.    Each participant will also be giving 5 themes in their questionnaire - your partner may craft to your themes or by post stalking you - it'll be a surprise!!


You are in a need of a wists and at least 75 posts on craftster. Make sure you have posts where people can find things about you and not posts that say I did this for etsy!   You will have to have at least 75 things on your wist.  A collection of shoes, dresses or furniture does not count.  Please put things on your wist so the person crafting for you will be able to determine your likes.  They can't contact you to ask questions.


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap  Crafty Detective Secret Santa
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)


What holiday(s) in December does your household celebrate:
Are you willing to craft for someone who doesn’t celebrate the same holiday as yourself?
Do you want to receive holiday related/decorated stuff or not?

your wists url:
any other websites that can give your partner hints:
Please list any aversions or allergies (smoke, pets, etc.):
Please list allergens found within your home:


Please list 5 themes that you would like crafted for you:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Is there anything specific that you are wishing for?

What type of crafts are you really good at:

What type of crafts do you enjoy doing:

What type of crafts are you learning and want more practice on:

Any crafts you particularly admire (ie, sewing, knitting...):

Any crafts  you really aren't into:

Is there something that you would love to learn to do?

Is there anything you do not want?


Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

Favorites:
Animal:
TV Show:
Book/Character:
Candy/Snacks:
Celebrity:
Cartoon Character:

Do you:
   keep a journal/sketchbook?  Dimensions?
   have pets?  What kind?
   have a mobile phone, MP3 player, etc?  Kind/Size
   need a project bag/tote/purse?  Size?
   collect anything?


Jewelry:
     earrings?
     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     gold or silver?

Do you wear hair accessories?
    
Would you like clothes made for you?
   if so:
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

How do feel about animal products?

How do you feel about religion in crafting - religious iconography, etc.?

Are you vegan or vegetarian?

Do you have a camera or access to a camera?
Can you post pictures?

Anything else that your partner will need to know about you?

Now for the good stuff!

Send your pm  and mark it Crafty Detective Approval when you wish to join the swap

When you send and receive, please pm  and mark the pm appropriately Crafty Detective Sent or Crafty Detective Received.  We will not mark you as sent or received if we do not hear from you!  Anyone that does not tell us and simply posts in the gallery will not be marked as sent/received.  That is the sort of thing noted in feedback, along with good communication and good checkins.

We will be doing Check-Ins once a week.  If you do not check in, we will have your partner hold off sending until we hear from you.  You must respond to her pm, not post it in the thread please.

We do request everyone that signs up to post in the thread at the minimum of once per week just to keep up.  It may be chatty, but it'll be FUN!!!!  It's a great way to get to know the other craftster members!!

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:



Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on October 26, 2009 04:42:55 PM
1.  bronzfrog
2.  lindsayrose
3.  goodmorningstarshine
4.  cassettetape
5.  arimethia
6.  titaniumhip
7.  marethann
8.  mandys08
9.  nostephot
10. koalascout
11. panda


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: Singalala on October 26, 2009 04:54:02 PM
Oh this sounds like an amazing FUN swap! Not sure if I have the time, but boy.... ths is a genius plan  :D


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: pinokeeo on October 26, 2009 06:35:03 PM
I'll be watching this for a couple of days.  I'm trying to clear up a couple of swap slots.

I think I'll fill out the questionnaire anyway, just in case.


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: luckdragon on October 26, 2009 08:48:51 PM
Keeping an eye on this as well...I have a spot open...just need to see if I have time!   Also, I just cleared out some things from my wists.  I'm not sure I still have 75 items on there!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: MommyTheMaid on October 26, 2009 10:08:10 PM
Oooooh, fun fun fun!!  I wanted to do the Dr Suess Swap if I got my 12 Days at least 75% done...but I REALLY want to do this one too.

I guess I better see if I can get 12 Days 75% done first...off to craft!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: klum78 on October 26, 2009 11:15:41 PM
This sounds like fun!  I have other things I need to get straightened out first but I would love to sign up for this!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: frogangel on October 27, 2009 09:00:05 AM
This sounds like fun! Don't know if I'll be able to join, but will keep an eye on this for a few days. ;)


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: lindsayrose on October 27, 2009 11:25:46 PM
ah! I would love to do this, I missed out on all the other Christmas swaps. I need to do some serious posting and wisting before I sign up though. Hopefully I'll get a chance to!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 28, 2009 12:11:22 AM
Oooo I so wanna do this one!  I too have missed out on all the other Christmas swaps....  However, I need to find out when I'm moving before I commit to any more swaps lol  Hopefully I'll find out sometime this week and will know in time to sign up for this swap!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: tattooedcrafter on October 28, 2009 04:56:46 PM
If i can get the other swap i'm in over half done by the end of sign ups I'm signing up for this one, I really want to do another secret partner swap.


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: Homerof2 on October 28, 2009 05:12:17 PM
I'm considering this one too but I'm wondering, has anyone actually joined are all we just thinking about it?


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: pinokeeo on October 28, 2009 05:19:37 PM
I don't see anybody listed on the front page.

I'm still working on that looong questionnaire.


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: luckdragon on October 28, 2009 06:49:40 PM
i will probably be a last minute joiner...gotta finish 2 other swaps and halloween before I can determine if I have the bandwidth for this...or if I'm just being crazy!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on October 28, 2009 07:24:34 PM
I have received one questionnaire. 


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: hardyswanton01 on October 29, 2009 05:43:13 PM
This looks like a lot of fun, I'm not an FOC anymore, my subscription lasped within the last month or so, but I'll probably subscribe again for this swap---I do love stalking, hee hee. 


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: sin esperanza on October 29, 2009 08:00:16 PM
I am so in!  I just got an extension on my thesis... what better way to celebrate?  heh.


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: oneredboot on October 30, 2009 01:40:28 PM
oooh, this looks fun!  i love that FOC designation.  :)  i'm thinking about signing up!  if sin esperanza's doing it, maybe i will, too.  :)


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: sin esperanza on October 30, 2009 05:06:55 PM
oooh, this looks fun!  i love that FOC designation.  :)  i'm thinking about signing up!  if sin esperanza's doing it, maybe i will, too.  :)

okay, that totally just made my day!!

we should start a mutual appreciation socitey eh oneredboot, you rock!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on October 30, 2009 08:08:02 PM
Okay, I'm going to go ahead and expose myself as a total newbie. This looks really fun. I'd love to do it, but I just mailed my first swap today. If by some miracle my swap partner does receive my package by the second, how long does it take for that to show in my profile? I know I can't join a second swap until I have feedback for the first...


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: lindsayrose on October 31, 2009 12:14:29 AM
I'm sending in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: princesspimp81 on October 31, 2009 09:50:06 PM
Okay, I'm going to go ahead and expose myself as a total newbie. This looks really fun. I'd love to do it, but I just mailed my first swap today. If by some miracle my swap partner does receive my package by the second, how long does it take for that to show in my profile? I know I can't join a second swap until I have feedback for the first...

It totally depends on your organizer usually.  However, you can usually send them a message once your package has been received and ask them to post your feedback so you can join another swap :)

Also, I'm still hoping to be able to join this one.....  However, I have to wait til I can be sure I won't be moving around the ship date, so I'm hoping my hubby gets the news tomorrow....  But the army never does things on my schedule lol  I'm keeping my fingers crossed though cuz this one sounds super fun!


Title: Re: FOC Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/2 send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 01, 2009 10:18:38 AM

It totally depends on your organizer usually.  However, you can usually send them a message once your package has been received and ask them to post your feedback so you can join another swap :)


Thank you for answering Princesspimp81! I pmed our organizer; hopefully it will work out!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 01, 2009 07:08:14 PM
I have made some changes.  I dropped the FOC requirement, dropped it down to 5 points and extended signups a few days. 


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: pseudo_pix on November 02, 2009 03:59:44 AM
I am seriously considering this swap.

Though I am a bit anxious about the secret thing in accordance to flakers - unless you as organizer check up on all participants and all that?

I don't want to jinx anything I've just experiences quite a few flakers the last couple of months.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 02, 2009 05:44:53 AM
Unfortunately there are people out there who flake whether a swap is secret or not.  There will be weekly check ins and anyone not communicating will have their package held.  Who is crafting for you may be a secret from you but the organiser still knows who it is and anyone flaking will get negative feedback.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: quaggy on November 02, 2009 06:12:15 AM
I am so glad you have extended the sign up date. I really want to sign up just have not had the time to fill out the questionaire.  Will hopefully find the time and get it done and sent in.  This sounds like a fun swap.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: titaniumhip on November 02, 2009 07:19:49 AM
OOOH!!


I loved doing the last one!

Im in


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: luckdragon on November 02, 2009 07:35:29 AM
Excellent!  Thanks for extending the signup date.  If I can get some serious progress done on my other swaps over the next 2 days (and Tuesday will be serious crafting time), I'm in on this one!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: pseudo_pix on November 02, 2009 07:49:47 AM
Unfortunately there are people out there who flake whether a swap is secret or not.  There will be weekly check ins and anyone not communicating will have their package held.  Who is crafting for you may be a secret from you but the organiser still knows who it is and anyone flaking will get negative feedback.

Thank you! :) I needed that.

Well I need to get feedback on a swap before I can sign up so I am also happy for the extention as well...


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 02, 2009 09:08:25 AM
I'm so glad you moved the date! I should have feedback for my first swap within the next couple of days. I've already sent in my questionaire and now I need to pad out my wists a little more. Sometimes it's hard finding things that both represent your sense of style and that you would really like to own.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: gammykatie on November 02, 2009 12:47:33 PM
I have made some changes.  I dropped the FOC requirement, dropped it down to 5 points and extended signups a few days. 

I was looking forward to this swap, but as it turns out, I just have toooo much on my plate to take on another large swap with sendout the week following the one(s) I'm already in.

Maybe next year?


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: Singalala on November 02, 2009 04:46:04 PM
Still in doubt, but I have completed that FAT questionnaire ;D


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 02, 2009 10:37:25 PM
This sounds like sooooo much fun. Seriously wanting to do this. I'm going to go update my wist before joining!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 03, 2009 10:05:19 AM
Just sent in my questionnaire. :D
I haven't done a swap in awhile, so I'm very excited.

I did a detective swap awhile back and it was awesome!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 03, 2009 03:35:23 PM
Woo! I've got my feedback, so I'm in it to win it!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: hngoodlett on November 03, 2009 10:23:29 PM
Talked myself into this swap! The last Crafty Detective was too much fun to miss this one!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 04, 2009 09:18:01 AM
Ohhh! I want to do this. I don't have a wist (gasp!!). If I can find enough time to slack off at work today I'll set one up and join.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: mandys08 on November 04, 2009 04:50:55 PM
I am sooo glad I made it into a Christmas swap!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 04, 2009 05:43:55 PM
I sent in my questionairre. I'm so glad send outs are the end of November because we're moving in January so December will be packing time!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 04, 2009 09:00:06 PM
Sign ups end tomorrow so if your planning to join get your questionnaire in.     Some of you still do not have 75 items on your wist.  Please add to your wist so the person crafting for you has a good idea of your tastes.  If you are stuck do searches on wist  or etsy for themes you like.  Like I've searched for tigers, cats, frogs.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: princesspimp81 on November 05, 2009 12:34:38 AM
I'm still waiting for the silly military to let us know when we're moving *grumble grumble grumble*  It's possible that I'll know in time to sign up for the swap, but it's not looking too rosy....  If I don't get to join up, have tons of fun ladies and I'll check out the gallery!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 05, 2009 08:49:09 AM
I'm excited to get our secret partners!

I had so much fun making my wists page yesterday - it was like shopping without the guilt!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 05, 2009 10:26:48 AM
I have so many ideas and I don't even have my partner yet!

So excited!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 05, 2009 02:51:23 PM
All right! I "worked" hard at the office today and increased my wist list to 79 items! Yay! :)


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: koalascout on November 05, 2009 03:22:42 PM
OMG.....setting up a large wist has taken me most of the day.  I have 65 items and need 10 more but have to take a break......but sore from sitting. ouch ;0).

Koalascout is not even home yet so I guess we will miss out unless Bronz extends sign up to tomorrow evening.

Happy crafting ladies....and snooping.



Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: panda on November 05, 2009 03:25:45 PM
OMG.....setting up a large wist has taken me most of the day.  I have 65 items and need 10 more but have to take a break......but sore from sitting. ouch ;0).

Koalascout is not even home yet so I guess we will miss out unless Bronz extends sign up to tomorrow evening.

Happy crafting ladies....and snooping.



OH WOW>........I know I am out of it....sign in under daughter trying to help her.  Then posted under instead of me.......  ;0(.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: luckdragon on November 05, 2009 06:04:02 PM
I'm disappointed, but I'm not going to be able to make it into this one  :'(  Way too overbooked! I hope you all have a great time and I'll be watching the gallery.  Hopefully I'll be able to catch the next one after the holidays!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 05, 2009 09:04:35 PM
Okay, I officially have 75 items on my wist. I forgot that I'd taken alot off recently.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup 10/ 26-11/5 send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 06, 2009 06:09:38 AM
OK.  I'm brain dead.  Yesterday they changed my schedule because I had training and I was unable to sleep the night before (I normally work 3rd shift).  Now I have most of you signed up for the wrong swap.  I submitted a help desk ticket and hopefully they will be able to fix it.

I still haven't gotten any sleep so I will try to catch a couple of zzzzzzzzz before I send out partners.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: panda on November 06, 2009 06:13:47 AM
Yeah Partners..........soon.  Please get some sleep...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz we will catch you later.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 06, 2009 07:20:02 AM
I'm so excited! It would be funny if you sent out partners when you were so sleepy; maybe you'd do something like make me my own partner!

It would be so top secret not even I could know about it. :)


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 06, 2009 08:55:49 AM
Oooohhhh...I'm excited for my partner!!

This is the first weekend in ages that I don't have any plans. I'm going to stay in my pajamas, watch movies, cuddle with the dogs and fiance and CRAFT all weekend! Can't wait!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 06, 2009 12:14:55 PM
I'm so excited! I'm home all weekend except a short shift so I'm going to watch movies all weekend ad craft! :D


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 06, 2009 02:09:44 PM
Everyone should have partners.  Check to make sure I didn't send you your own questionair.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 06, 2009 06:18:49 PM
I received my partner and I'm SO excited! I think we have similar tastes (we even have some of the same items wisted) so it will be really fun to craft for her.

Thanks for the great pairing bronzfrog. Now on to stalking...!!!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: panda on November 06, 2009 07:22:41 PM
Oh partners..........bronz did want more FROGS. giggle giggle giggle.  Time to check out my partner...... ;0). 


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: lindsayrose on November 06, 2009 07:31:01 PM
I'm loving my partner! It's so funny, I crafted something tonight while watching tv for her already!! :)


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: mandys08 on November 06, 2009 07:38:53 PM
soo excited to have partners! my partner's interests are very different from mine but after checking out her wists i have a few ideas. can't wait to get rollin


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 06, 2009 10:00:03 PM
Whee! I have work in 7 hours, but I'm too excited to sleep! Yay for partners! I've got a million ideas buzzing around my caffeine-loaded head! Bzzzzzzz.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 06, 2009 10:19:56 PM
I am so excited! And from the stalking I've managed in the past 4 hours it looks like my partner shares my love of insects and 1980's pop music!

So...

who loves insects and 1980's pop music?  :-*


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 07, 2009 05:20:43 AM
Hopefully I manged to pair everyone up with someone they can craft for.  If you desperately need a question answered PM me and I'll pass it along.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 07, 2009 07:55:35 PM
I'm excited about crafting for my partner! Woot woot!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 08, 2009 08:25:07 AM
Per my plan to not have a plan, I sat on the couch in my pj's and crafted ALL day yesterday. I completed one project for this swap, started another and finished up some items for an upcoming baby shower.

I think I need a crafting break today - my hands are completely cramped!!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: nostephot on November 08, 2009 09:33:33 AM
I have been stalking and what I am getting is that my partner is nice and helpful....... not a big help for my crafting.... but ...... I am determined.... so that should count for something... right?? 


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: panda on November 08, 2009 04:10:09 PM
I have been stalking and what I am getting is that my partner is nice and helpful....... not a big help for my crafting.... but ...... I am determined.... so that should count for something... right?? 

WOW that leaves the imagination open and you can craft all the things you like as well....I love surprises...  ;0).  There is not to much I do not like.....PINK in large quantities....hehehe.

I have one of my partners wist done off to the next one. 


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 08, 2009 05:41:38 PM
Well I didn't do as much as I wanted to this weekend because I kept getting whisked off to places, but I did complete an item today. :D


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: titaniumhip on November 09, 2009 06:48:57 AM
Hmm....I seem to have a rediculously long list as to what I can make my partner and I am not even done looking through their wists yet.
This will be fun.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: mandys08 on November 09, 2009 04:27:23 PM
i was able to buy a few things today. i think i have an idea of what my crafted items will be, but no idea about my stocking stuffers! I guess i will have to wait and see what strikes me when i am out shopping


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 09, 2009 05:40:44 PM
Okay, well due to my now almost obsessive desire to define my sense of style by what is on my wist list, I am wisting instead of doing my accounting homework, due tonight. But I had a hard day at work and I don't feel like it, okay?

Anyway, a few days ago I downloaded the wists toolbar so I could add things from etsy. But no matter how many times I click the little "Add to Wists" button on the toolbar, it won't add to my wists! I am getting frustrated. Especially since I really want to add http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22777241. Because I love it.

Do any of you have a problem with the wists toolbar? It will take me to my wists when I click "My Wists" but it won't add! AHHHH!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 09, 2009 07:01:28 PM
I just found 4 things I can make for my partner in another swap on __________'s wist.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 09, 2009 07:13:57 PM
I fear there is not nearly enough snooping in this swap. Bronzfrog, I intend to go sneak around the other swaps and see if I can figure out who you are talking about. Woo, I'm a crafting gumshoe!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 09, 2009 07:41:24 PM
I think I know now. This gumshoeing is hard!


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Post by: panda on November 09, 2009 08:56:44 PM
Oh we need us a craft detective .... maybe I will try to draw one...

Crystal ball can you tell me more.....hehehe......everyone is whispering.

need (_)0 of joe and start snooping again


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Post by: BadWolf on November 10, 2009 08:27:06 PM
Oh, whoever said the Wist toolbar thing is acting up: it totally does that sometimes. Sometimes wist puts up the wrong photo for mine so I have to change the title to "WRONG PHOTO. READ COMMENT!"

I've been doing some hardcore snooping on the internets, not yielding great results, but still....getting ideas. I have a list of things to make, plus a few tiny crafts, muahaha.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 11, 2009 08:36:17 AM
My snooping is nearly complete! I have one project finished - it wasn't on my partner's wists but based on her questionnaire I hope she likes it!! I'm half-way through another project for her. I think I'm going to make one for myself too :).

What's everyone's favorite detective show? I love Columbo and Magnum PI - guilty pleasures :). I also think I've seen every episode of Law and Order ever broadcast.


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Post by: arimethia on November 11, 2009 10:24:47 AM
Lots of good ideas coming to me. I need to get a list going.


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 11, 2009 12:20:15 PM
My snooping is nearly complete! I have one project finished - it wasn't on my partner's wists but based on her questionnaire I hope she likes it!! I'm half-way through another project for her. I think I'm going to make one for myself too :).

What's everyone's favorite detective show? I love Columbo and Magnum PI - guilty pleasures :). I also think I've seen every episode of Law and Order ever broadcast.

I LOVE Columbo! He's so awesome! And I like CSI and CSI Miami (Miami: talk about a guilty pleasure 8)) And I like Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. I guess if I am counting CSI then I should include just about any crime drama. NCIS, Cold Case, Bones, The Fringe, House. I don't have TV connected where I am, but I rent and watch the seasons on DVD sometimes.


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Post by: bronzfrog on November 11, 2009 05:12:32 PM
Monk.  I like Columbo too.   I don't have TV at home and mainly only get to watch true crine at work.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 11, 2009 07:17:57 PM
Monk.  I like Columbo too.   I don't have TV at home and mainly only get to watch true crine at work.

Oh You're right! Monk is awesome too!


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Post by: titaniumhip on November 12, 2009 07:33:14 AM
Was in Chapters yesterday and saw a PERFECT little stocking stuffer for my partner...so I actually think that I now have my 2 stocking stuffers out of the way.
Tonight it is Michaels to pick up what is needed for my "big ticket item"  I sure hope it works out!!


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Post by: BadWolf on November 12, 2009 10:36:22 PM
I haven't seen Monk in ages. I'm more of a Foyle's War girl myself. Oh and MASH....and The A-Team. Heeheehee.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 13, 2009 02:41:37 PM
In the past 24 hours I worked for 7 hours on one item and 4 hours on another, and now I have two items finished. Yay! Unfortunately I'm going to classify them as a small and a medium. Have you guys ever noticed that some techniques take way too long for the size of item they produce? I mean an elaborate and time consuming pair of earrings is still a pair of earrings.

That's okay. I'm proud of what I made, so I"m not going to complain. I wouldn't want to send them out if I hadn't put in enough effort to make them awesome. Mini vent ended.

Oh, and all you crafty detective people, it wasn't a pair of earrings, so no clue for you! :)


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: mandys08 on November 14, 2009 05:50:32 AM
i finally got something finished for this swap. unfortnatly something went awry for a different item.. and now i am back to the  drawing board. i never realized how much harder it was not to be able to chat with your partner! i know nothing about most of her themes and it would be great to see what she likes!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 14, 2009 11:43:58 PM
I'm totally having trouble deciding what to make for my partner! There's so much on her wists, and even though its cohesive it seem so all over the place! It is hard not to be able to talk to your partner. I want to ask questions like, did you like the fabric or the style of that project, etc etc!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: nostephot on November 15, 2009 08:27:46 AM
I feel like I am at a loss.... I made one thing but other than that I just keep looking at the list I made and thinking..... I like to jump in and get everything done as soon as I get partner but I am really procrastinating with this one..... oh well.... maybe next week!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 15, 2009 09:00:54 AM
I finished a second project for my partner. I hope she likes it! I'm totally stuck on what to make next. I'm looking at my list but nothing is inspiring me right now. Hmmmm...perhaps more stalking is in order.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: mandys08 on November 16, 2009 10:01:38 AM
I am feeling much better about this swap now. Work was slow this morning so I spent some good time stalking. i have the same shoes as my partner in one of her pics! At lunch I went over to the craft store and bought up supplies and the stocking stuffers! Now all I have to do is find time to make stuff..


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 16, 2009 03:07:34 PM
A trip to the fabric store and my craftsterpation was over! I found the CUTEST fabric for the project for my partner. I can't wait to get started on it!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 16, 2009 06:29:34 PM
I think I've settled on my last project. I just need to make a trip to the store. It's rainy and dark and windy and miserable in Seattle so I don't feel like going anywhere besides the couch tonight :). Perhaps I'll put the finishing touches on another item...the dreaded weaving of yarn ends. I always put that off.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: titaniumhip on November 17, 2009 07:49:22 AM
I finished my 2nd item....My husband wants to keep it, but no fear...I have hidden it from him..


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 18, 2009 10:39:43 AM
Not much activity on our thread...

I have 2 items finished and 2 stocking stuffers ready. My husband's going to a hockey game on Thursday, so I'll have some time to work on the medium I have planned.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 18, 2009 01:29:34 PM
I'm determined to finish this week! I still need to go supply shopping for my last item but I don't think it will take long to finish once I have the required stuff. I might try to escape work a few minutes early so I can hit the craft store :). Shhh...don't tell!


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Post by: BadWolf on November 18, 2009 08:02:44 PM
Well, I hurt my back today. Two older injuries aggravated, awesome. So since I can't do much else I will be a slave to making abc and xyz....muahahahahahaha!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 19, 2009 10:13:25 AM
Still working on the large. Some parts can be tedious, but it is going to look awesome when its finished!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 20, 2009 10:32:43 AM
I have the supplies for my last little item and it should be a relatively quick one. I'm determined to finish this weekend. I still have those nagging yarn ends to weave in!!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: mandys08 on November 20, 2009 12:06:51 PM
I have finished my two mediums, and have all the materials for the smalls... I really plan to ship on Monday.  Lets hope I can reach my goal!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 20, 2009 05:17:56 PM
I have finished 1 medium, 1 small, made one stocking stuffer and have purchased one stocking stuffer. I think I will be making one more medium and one more small.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 20, 2009 08:14:08 PM
I completed the large yesterday. It looks so awesome. Now, what else to make...


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: panda on November 21, 2009 01:56:15 AM
Now for the stocking stuffers.......mmmm and finishing touches on the other things.

Just letting everyone know I am still here.......HUBBY home sick this weekend...hope to get crafting done.  But you know how that goes.....biggest baby ever.  smiles.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: lindsayrose on November 21, 2009 02:59:53 PM
I've got five things finished. Not sure if I'm counting some as stocking stuffers or not, still plan on making some other stuff. Fun fun fun. I've noticed quite a few people have doggies in their avatars. So cute!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 21, 2009 04:17:24 PM
I just poured myself a big glass of wine and I'm heading to my craft room for at least a few hours of bonding time with my sewing machine. Could there be a better way to spend a Saturday night?? I'm planning on finishing up my last item and then cranking out a couple of stocking stuffers. If all goes well, I should be ready to send by Monday!

I've noticed quite a few people have doggies in their avatars. So cute!

:) I have doggies everywhere - including my lap right now!


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Post by: koalascout on November 21, 2009 07:50:16 PM
sorry ladies, i have been MIA. still here crafting away. you know when you get in the mood u get on a roll and tend to forget everything else. i have quite a few small items finished. have to finish up a few other thingsand then i can send.
  


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 21, 2009 10:03:05 PM
I got a medium item done today as well, something straight off my partner's wists! I'm thinking that a stocking stuffer is in order tonight!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 21, 2009 11:17:34 PM
I'm getting stocking stuffers tomorrow and then I'll hopefully be sending Monday!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 22, 2009 07:53:24 AM
The project that I thought would take about an hour last night ended up taking closer to 4. I kept failing! I'm not totally thrilled with how the final product turned out but I hope my partner will still like it.

I'm all finished now - I made make a little extra or two today since the weather here is miserable and I probably won't want to leave the house :). Either way I should be sending tomorrow.



Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on November 22, 2009 02:50:33 PM
Okay, I reread the first post for clarification, but I want to make sure I get this right.

We need to mail by 11/30, but are we supposed to reveal who we are in our packages? The first post says we won't reveal ourselves until 12/24?


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 22, 2009 04:19:41 PM
Okay, I reread the first post for clarification, but I want to make sure I get this right.

We need to mail by 11/30, but are we supposed to reveal who we are in our packages? The first post says we won't reveal ourselves until 12/24?

Oh good question! I was just about to write-up a card to send along with my package. I assume that I shouldn't sign it with my name.

I think we're supposed to guess who sent our packages once we receive them??? It might be obvious if some of us send early. I would think that the post-marks would also be a clue as to who the sender is.

I'm going to paruse the old galleries and see how they did it before.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: titaniumhip on November 23, 2009 07:02:14 AM
Interesting...I will make sure then I don't send until the actual day then just to be sure..hehe


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 23, 2009 08:48:57 AM
Well didn't get out to the shops yesterday so I won't be sending today, but hopefully this week before it gets holiday crazy. Yes, I'm making a point of doing my thanksgiving grocery shopping TODAY as to avoid some crowds later in the week.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 23, 2009 09:55:13 AM
Interesting...I will make sure then I don't send until the actual day then just to be sure..hehe

Maybe we just shouldn't announce on the thread when we've sent.

I checked out some of the galleries for previous detective swaps. It looks like people reveal themselves when they send.

What do you guys think about signing our packages "secret santa"? Maybe the recipient could post 3 guesses of who they think their santa stalker was in the gallery when they post pictures. Then the real sender could reveal themselves?

Just an idea - I'm up for whatever but thought it would be fun to extend the secret a bit longer!

Bronzfrog - did you have something else in mind?


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 23, 2009 12:42:36 PM
We have had two senders.  I'm not going to tell who they are.   If you guess who your Secret  Santa is you can tell them but do not tell everyone else.  We don't want the others guessing because they have eliminated people who have already sent.   I will post a list of partners on Dec 24th.

I will be putting up a gallery soon and will put the link on the first page.   Please do not post in the gallery until the first pictures have been posted.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 23, 2009 01:44:02 PM
So I'm wondering if we should wrap our gifts before packing them in the box....


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: mandys08 on November 23, 2009 02:44:18 PM
we aren't supposed to wait until the 24th to open are we? because that would be evil!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on November 23, 2009 03:14:23 PM
You can wrap your gifts if you want.   You can open and post pictures when you receive.  If everyone receives before the 24th I will put up the partner list earlier.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 23, 2009 08:20:56 PM
The last Crafty Detective Swap I did we revealed who we were in our packages, but there were more of us so it wasn't as revealing for everyone else. I won't be sending til closer to the date anyway though...


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: nostephot on November 23, 2009 08:30:00 PM
I am so happy... I think I will be done, or very close to done tomorrow.... I have one project drying and another half to start.... Once I finish that I think I will be done.... well... maybe I will work on one or two more things..... I got lots more done today than I expected.... finished something today using a PATTERN! Ugh!  I prefer the tutes to a pattern that is for sure... but its done and it works! 

hope everyone is having a good week.....


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: titaniumhip on November 24, 2009 06:47:17 AM
Only one more little thing to do!!!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on November 25, 2009 11:47:50 AM
Gobble Gobble Everyone! Have a safe, relaxing, crafty holiday :).


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: arimethia on November 25, 2009 02:09:08 PM
I received today! I'll be posting pic in the gallery later today! Its just like Christmas!!!
(We also signed the papers for escrow on our first home today. Big day!)


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 25, 2009 03:09:08 PM
I received this afternoon! Waiting for my man to come over to help take photos! Keep your eyes peeled around midnight! <3 <3 <3 Thanks partner!!! (I know who you are, cause I'm a super awesome Soviet Craft Spy! But I vill keep your secret for now!)



Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: panda on November 25, 2009 07:29:40 PM
finishing up final touch will be in mail Monday...........


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: koalascout on November 27, 2009 04:59:12 AM
almost done..............yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: titaniumhip on November 27, 2009 06:52:18 AM
Mine will be put in the post Monday!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: BadWolf on November 27, 2009 05:22:37 PM
I'm working on some items now, aaaaand I posted the photos of the package I received in the gallery! It's super cool!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: nostephot on November 27, 2009 09:18:35 PM
my package gas been shipped... to someone.....  ;D


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: titaniumhip on December 01, 2009 07:06:21 AM
Also shipped!!!


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: LimeRiot on December 02, 2009 07:03:13 PM
I've RECEIVED!!! I'm so excited about this package. My secret santa is a great detective.

I know who you are but I vill keep your secret for now!! ;)


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 04, 2009 02:50:55 AM
ATTENTION PLEASE!!
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Your organiser has not posted in this swap in quite some time and has fallen out of contact with the Swap Moderators.  I need everyone in the swap to please pm me, SevsOnlyGirl, and tell me who you sent to and if you have sent already.  Please also include the DC# from your package that you sent.  This is the only way that you will be receiving feedback.



Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: bronzfrog on December 04, 2009 06:13:48 AM
Sorry computer issues.   I'll get everything posted and sorted out Monday.


Title: Re: Crafty Detective Secret Santa signup CLOSED send out 11/30
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on December 08, 2009 09:48:13 AM
I'll post this in the gallery also:  It looks like we have two people to receive yet:  lindsayrose and mandys08.

I need to know who sent to who so I know if anyone was missed.